Friday, July 12, 2013

Forces of Nature Series (Cover Reveal)

Natural Selection by Elizabeth Sharp
Average, plain-bodied Amelia Hoffman has resigned herself to a life of mediocrity, unable to escape the shadows cast by her all-too-perfect siblings. Worse, her feelings for her brother’s best friend are getting stronger.

Everything changes after the brutal murder of her close friend.Suddenly, Amelia’s life is transformed and she is thrust into a wondrous and frightening new world of myths and legends. As she explores this new world hidden within the layers of her own, secrets are revealed. When her body miraculously changes overnight,  Amelia is forced to hide in her home for her own protection. But as danger circles closer, Amelia has to figure out who is committing the ruthless homicides.
Otherwise, she could be next. 

Second Nature by Elizabeth Sharp
Nothing seems right in Amelia’s new life. On the run with new names, her family has finally settled into a lavish life in North Carolina. Her relationship with Nate is strained almost to its breaking point, and she has no friends. As Nate pulls further away, a handsome stranger sweeps into her life.

Then evil comes for her again.

After her brother is kidnapped, they discover someone is draining demons for a deadly new drug that turns its users into mindless zombies. The drug ravages up and down the east coast, and all humanity is in danger. To make matters worse, an old enemy is back for revenge. With the help of her family and friends, Amelia must deal with her past.

Or they won’t have a future.

Better Nature by Elizabeth Sharp
No matter how she tries to deny it, Amelia Hoffman has a destiny. An evil plot threatens to destroy humanity and the future lies in her hands. To make things even more difficult, she is distracted by college, family squabbles and trying to decide between two men she loves.

But destiny won’t be ignored for long.

When an explosion tears through the Library that houses the entire history of the Otherworld, Amelia is thrust into action. She has to fight through the tension tearing the Otherworld apart to rally an army. As the danger grows, Amelia must rise to fulfill the prophecy.

Or the whole world could fall. 

Author Bio:
Elizabeth has a near crippling Facebook addiction, dwarfed only by her need for Dr. Pepper. A self-proclaimed techno geek, she loves cell phones, computers, tablets and all things technological. The internet has to be the greatest invention since the wheel, in her opinion. She lives in a quiet subdivision with her husband, one-year-old son, three cats, and far too many electronics. It’s quite possible she has some raccoon in her DNA, because she loves glitter and anything that sparkles. She enjoys making jewelry and costumes. Halloween is her favorite holiday since it’s the one day of the year that you can be whatever you want. But her first love will always be writing. Otherwise, hearing voices in her head would make her feel schizophrenic.


Thursday, July 11, 2013

Striking by Lila Felix & Rachel Higginson (Cover Reveal)

Readers, I have something spectacular to share with y'all today!!!

Two of the coolest people I know, Lila Felix & Rachel Higginson, have tamed up to write a stellar book titled Striking. This book is going to be good. Trust me. I just know it. They've asked if I would like to participate in the cover reveal, so I've jumped onto the gravy train, and I'm riding it all the way to release day! LOL! Now, before I show y'all this absolutely stunning cover, let me tell you about the book...

Can two hearts be forged into one?

Cami Montgomery stole a car and smashed it into the front of a building in upscale Beverly Hills after a lousy date with the epitome of sleaze balls. The worst part, her parents are following through on threats after this latest plea for attention. Banished from her L.A. paradise and plunged into the Appalachian Mountains with her industrious aunt and uncle, Cami is about to find out how precious life really is. 

Stockton Wright has been thrust into a hard life. He sacrifices everything to give his family and community what they need. He’s exhausted from life and work—and he’s only twenty four. What he needs is some change, and some sunshine. Even he will agree to that. He just doesn’t expect to find it in a stuck up, pompous, entitled Californian. 

Cami bursts into Stockton’s life like wildfire, consuming all his thoughts and tangling him in her web. What starts out as a contentious rivalry evolves into a desire neither of them expected. When hammer meets metal, will they crack under pressure or be forged as one?

Cami and Stockton might just end up being exactly what the other one needs, but first their love will have to be drawn out in fire.

Sounds like a hit, doesn't it? I know! I can't wait to read it either!!! Okay, so I won't keep you waiting any longer.




Don't forget to add the book to your GoodReads shelves by clicking here, and make sure you swing by both Barnes & Noble and Amazon's websites to find more published works by each of these truly talented authors!

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

A few things to share and a magical weekend in Tennessee

I realize that it's been MONTHS since I've posted here. For that, I apologize. Between illness, writing Moon Song, and trying to just keep my head above the water, it's been a hectic few months! However, I have a few things to share with y'all!

First, let's talk a little about Moon Song shall we?

I have got to tell y'all that I am such a huge jumble of emotions over this book that I don't even know where to begin, but mostly, I am so incredibly excited about it. This book is going to be so good, I can feel it, and you guys are going to love it so much. That is if you don't kill me by the time you finish it. PLEASE DON'T KILL ME!! Ha ha. I am even more excited about the cover for this book. Though I haven't even seen it yet and I don't even know what it's going to look like when it's done, I know it will be exactly what I see in my head every single time I think about it. At the same time I am completely terrified because everything, and I do mean EVERYTHING, is riding on this cover. My sells, the way you guys (my readers and fans) embrace it, and the over all feel of the book stands on the cover of Moon Song. It's important that we get this right.

Moon Song is slated for release in late October/early November, and you can read the blurb and add it to your To Read shelves on GoodReads

Second, I'm working on a collaborative project titled If It Hadn't Been You with my wonderful friend and an outstanding writer, H.P. Landry. I am just as excited about this book as I am about Moon Song, and I cannot wait to finally be able to devote my attention to this one as well. It's going to be really good. I can feel it. We do not have a synopsis for it yet, but you can go ahead and add it to your To Read shelves on GoodReads as well. 

And finally, let me talk to you about my magical weekend in Nashville, TN at UtopYA Con 2013!!

Seriously you guys, this was honestly the most wonderful weekend I have spent surrounded by readers, bloggers, and authors who all share the same feelings about the book world as I do. It was absolutely awe inspiring. I was able to meet authors I wouldn't have had the opportunity to meet any other time, and I was also finally able to meet people I had only ever talked to on Facebook or Twitter. I saw people I hadn't seen in months, and never once did it ever feel awkward or forced. It was the most natural thing in the world. 

I went into last weekend thinking that I would be one of those odd ducks who just kind of loafed around aimlessly, talking to people only when they talked to me, and then going back to my hotel room feeling like no one wanted to hang out with me because I may have said something I shouldn't have said and BAM, no one wanted to hang out with me. I was wrong. Oddly enough people thought I was funny, which is really weird because I am not at all funny, and I didn't spend much time alone at all. It was great. 

I could make a list of some of the wonderful people I met, but one person stands out the most in my mind... Nanette Bradford. We only chatted for a few minutes but in those few minutes, I found a kindred spirit, and she is a lovely one. I only wish we didn't live on opposite coasts.

There were several highlights of my trip to UtopYA 2013, one of which included me telling THE Chelsea Fine that she absolutely could NOT give me a hug, and then feeling awful for a split second when her radiant smile slipped from her face right before I wrapped her in a huge hug. It was great, let me tell you.

Then there was the night Megan Curd and I became instant BFFs because she air humped me. She says it was completely unintentional, but I know she meant to do it. I love her so much more because of her valiant attempts to make it not creepy. 

My favorite moment though came when I finally got to meet the woman responsible for bringing me into the world of indie books and their authors. Tammy Blackwell. To say that I didn't want to cry would be telling you all a bold faced lie. If I were that girl, I'd have broken down completely and cried for an hour, but I held it together (just barely), and managed to actually form words in her presence. And then she gave me an omnibus of the trilogy that started it all, and it took every single ounce of energy I had to not lose it. I will cherish it, and her, forever. 

Meeting Samantha Young was something that I have wanted to do since the moment I sat down and read Warriors of Ankh. The only thing though was that it was so blasted loud and she is so soft spoken that I had to keep telling her, "Baby, you're going to have to speak up because no one can hear a word you're saying." I think I told her that half a million times, and every single time, she'd laugh like it was the best thing she'd heard in her life, and it made me feel like a million bucks! I only hope that I'll get to see her again sometime. She is as amazing in person as she is on Facebook.

I could go on for hours about all the people I met and hung out with, but I won't do that to you. I'll let you check out the pictures I have on Facebook, and you can see for yourself all the fun that was had. I absolutely cannot wait for next year! Is it here yet?!

I love you guys, thanks for reading this post and for all of your hard work and your support of all things Indie! We love you all! 

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