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Watch my face get plastered all over the internet!

As promised, here is the list of my tour stops for my “Green Virtual Book Tour” taking place from Dec. 16th – 23rd!  🙂

I’d love, love, love it if you joined me on my first ever blog tour! Be sure to check out the sites and stops listed below!

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December 16
The Creatively Green Write at Home Mom
www.creativelygreen.blogspot.com

December 17
Pembroke Sinclair
www.pembrokesinclair.blogspot.com

December 18
Roxanne’s Realm
www.roxannesrealm.blogspot.com

December 19
Lisa’s World of Books
www.lisasworldofbooks.net

December 20
Ramblings of a Book Lunatic
http://booklunaticramblings.blogspot.com/

December 20
The Writerly Exploits of Mara Valderran
http://maravalderran.blogspot.com/

December 23
Zombiegirl Shambling
http://zombiegirlshambling.blogspot.com/

December 23
Fang Freakin’ Tastic Reviews
http://fangfreakintasticreviews.com/

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Time just flew by….

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It’s amazing that Christmas is just a few weeks away. I feel as if a rug was just ripped out from under me and I suddenly fell right into December!  I’m not complaining, however my blog sure is 🙂 To my followers, I am so sorry I haven’t been keeping up with this. No excuse is a good one, but I have been really busy.

What have you been up to?

Well, I finished my Adult Horror Novel and dove head first in the process of querying. Let me tell you, it is NOT a fun process. After receiving rejections left and right, you begin to question your talents and your sanity.

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In the end you must remind yourself that you can’t please everyone. As those lovely form letters tell you, this business is purely subjective. It only takes one person to say yes and right now I am still waiting for that person. I have faith and I know it’ll happen when the time is right.

Besides querying I am currently wrapping up Silver as well as writing a Chick Lit novel. As you may remember I love to multi-task. Guess somethings never change 😉

Wait, aren’t you an Indie author?

I hope to be a hybrid author. As you know, I have already self-published Green and Red. However, self-publishing can only get you and your novels so far. I do not speak for all indie authors. I’ve seen many who have been in my position and have been extremely successful. They are superheros and manage to be creative and business savvy. However, in my case I am still trying to find a balance between all aspects of this business. You see, when you self-publish you are both a writer and a marketer. Regardless of my career background in Advertising and Media, I DO NOT have the time and funding necessary to work my full-time job, continue to write, and promote my books. Yes, I do use social media (Facebook and Twitter) to reach my readers. Yes, I am participating in blog tours. However, ads aren’t cheap and time is even more valuable! By seeking out traditional publishing for my Adult Horror Novel, I’m hoping that a team can help me reach a demographic that is hard to penetrate. Horror is a niche and I need all the help and support I can get.

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What’s the deal with the Life Force Trilogy?
I am going to be participating in a Virtual Blog Tour from December 16, 2013 through December 23rd, which was coordinated by Bewitching Book Tours. I will be posting the tour stops in another post, but in the meantime please pass the word along! Image

Also, I am in the process of doing final rewrites for SILVER!!! Yes, yes, it’s been a long time coming. Ending a trilogy was a more difficult task than I had anticipated. Between wanting to tie up the story nicely and not wanting to say goodbye to my characters, well, it was challenging and I only hope I’ve risen to that challenge.

Until next time, kiddos. I promise it’ll be sooner rather than later!

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Series Finale

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It seems as if all my favorite shows are ending after this season. Both Breaking Bad and How I Met Your Mother are on their way to the final farewell. As an avid fan, where does this leave me? Better yet, what will the ending to these shows be? Will they make the last few years worth it? Will they leave me craving for more? Or will they leave me disappointed?

I am 75% through with, Silver, Book 3 of the Life Force Trilogy. Truthfully, I’ve been procrastinating on finishing the novel for a couple of months now. I’ve been sitting on it, shoving it away and focusing on other projects. Why? For a while I wanted a little break from Mattie’s world. Though I obviously love it, I felt I was too close to it and needed some time to clear my head to get a better grasp on how exactly I wanted to end my series. Just as I’m a bit apprehensive as to how my favorite shows will end, I am also apprehensive as to how I will end the series. Overall, I don’t want to leave my readers disappointed.

With every show you watch and every book you read, you devote yourself in some way or another. You begin to feel the story and you begin to relate to the characters. There’s nothing worse than the disappointment that your show or book did not have the ending you were looking for. You feel cheated and sometimes you even feel angered and depressed. I do not want to leave this sour taste in my readers’ mouths. I do not want them to walk away from the Life Force Trilogy feeling cheated and disappointed.

On top of this fear, I also am constantly bombarded with new ideas. Inspiration for other projects often come out of nowhere, further driving me away from doing what I should do – finish the trilogy. The excitement of penning a brand new story only further fuels my procrastination, which is so unlike a Type A personality like me. For example, just a night ago I dreamt up a premise for a new Dystopian novel. I am so excited about it and despite how busy I’ve been, I found the time to write the first chapter to the new book. However, as soon as I did so my mind wandered back to Silver. After all, Green began from a dream as well.

I will finish Silver soon. I owe it to my readers and I owe to myself. Moreover, I owe it to Mattie and Hunter. I want to tie their story up in a nice pink bow and know that I ended their story the best way I could. I will do it. I will do it sooner rather than later.

 

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Red Cover Reveal!

I am an avid (wow alliteration!) fan of trilogies and book series. Reading series books allows me to stall the inevitable feeling of a book hangover. That being said, the thing I hate most about series is the wait in between installments! Of course I understand the need for the waiting period, but hey, what can I say? I’m impatient =P

I’ve been lucky enough to be able to write RED- Book #2 of the Life Force Trilogy while waiting to release GREEN – Book #1. I’ve also been lucky enough to have had time to edit RED and finish editing earlier than expected. Thus, it is my pleasure to announce that I will be releasing RED this Sunday, July 21st!

To commemorate the occasion I will be having a $.99 cent book sale on GREEN for 3 DAYS!!! I will also be hosting a giveaway for a pair of FREE Kindle copies of each book next week!

Synopsis:

Secrecy.
Betrayal.
Death.

No one could ever have anticipated the events that happened that night. Now the repercussions of Mattie’s and Zach’s decisions have left the Barwicke family on the run from a deranged witch, not to mention an Awakened One.

Uprooted from Brookesville, Mattie finds herself thrown into a melting pot of new friends and foes. Quickly realizing that no one can be trusted, the Barwickes discover that the only way to win this fight is together.

Excitement all around 🙂

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