Thursday, October 17, 2013

For Teen Reads Week: Spotlight on JR Simmons

So Teen Read Week is going full throttle, and today my book signing buddy JR Simmons is featured right here. You really should check it out. He writes midgrade, so his book is great for anyone 8 and up. It's action and fantasy and I can't wait to get my hands on it! I have it on good authority that one of my kids will be getting this book for Christmas....I just don't know if I can wait that long!

I love a good midgrade story because this is when kids really fall in love with reading and make it a part of their lifestyle. This is when they really learn to hate it or love it. I read my kids some awesome MG stuff when they were younger (they don't need me to read to them anymore :o( How sad is that?) like Tony Abbott's Secrets of Droon series, and I gotta say JR's fantasy elements remind me a lot of Droon. Let's hope he gets to 40+ books like Abbott!  He's giving away some ecopies of Ragesong: Awakening this week, and you can enter here

 

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Spotted Today

If tattoos are your thing, good for you. I'm the kind of girl who thinks the human body is beautiful and doesn't need any help (even mine! Wait...errr...), and they're pretty overdone these days (in my opinion, anyway). So when I see someone with many visible tattoos, I generally roll my eyes and look away.

Not today.

As I was out doing boring yet essential business, I spotted a guy almost completely covered with ink. I happened to be right behind him and had some time to kill, so I started reading his neck. It was almost completely covered with names. First I'm thinking (hoping) these names are children, but he's too young to have that many children (I HOPE!), and these names are all female. So I'm thinking conquests but *hoping* relationships. Either way...dude's been busy!

Then I got to the top of his list, just under his ear. In fancy font, it said, "Your Name Here." It took all my will power not to burst out laughing. I don't like tats in general, but I loved his. Hilarious. Thanks for the laugh today, random ink man!

Friday, October 4, 2013

I'm So Psyched

It's free? What?!?!

Yes, Psyched is free today because I love you and I hope you love it. Please check it out!  It's exclusive on Amazon but I have the Kindle app and can read on my phone anytime. Isn't technology awesome?

Free. Did I say FREE? Psyched is free today! Go on. Why are you still here? And now I have Ferris Bueller in my head:



Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Cover reveal for a "fantastic" Christmas anthology

What do Witches, and Elves, and Greek Gods (Oh My) have in common? They are part of the romantic Christmas anthology, A Fantasy Christmas, written by Cindy C Bennett, Stephanie Fowers, and Sherry Gammon. This exciting collection of fantasy stories will be available on November 1st. Click the link below to our blog for a sneak peek at a couple of the individual covers and watch for blog tour info!
Isn't this cover gorgeous? Can't wait to get my hands on this!

  
Halfling by Cindy C Bennett

Banished from the South Pole, Kara tries to carve out a new life among the elves of the North. It’s not easy with a secret to protect—a secret she's cursed with by the unusual circumstances of her heritage: half-elf, half-fairy. In the North, she’s assigned to work with Seb on a special project. He's the most gorgeous elf she’s ever seen - and the orneriest. 
As if being banished wasn’t punishment enough. 
Seb introduces her to Trystin, a fairy from the nearby fairy forest. Trystin discerns her secret right away and promises to teach her how to use the powers given to her by the very thing she’s fighting to keep hidden.
Aphrodite by Stephanie Fowers
Nothing is simple for Aphrodite’s daughter, especially love. 
Scorned by society in regency England, Affry longs for romance. Upon encountering a dashing nobleman at her aunty's Christmas' ball, Affry gets caught in a lovely intrigue with disastrous results. Worse, she wins the interest of the gods. Now the furies of the underworld and Hades himself are after her. 
When all is fair in war,  Affry must use love as her weapon—but only for the one who’s stolen her heart.
Loving Marigold by Sherry Gammon

Young Marigold Yarrow has a secret. She’s also in love with Jack Mahoney. In the middle of her ninth grade year, Jack's family up and moves to Port Fare, New York, leaving the small town of Sugar Maple, West Virginia - and Marigold - far behind.
Nine years later Jack and Marigold meet again. They join forces to weed out the shady Abbott boys. The unscrupulous brothers are illegally selling moonshine near her home on Sugar Maple Ridge. And they'll do anything to get Marigold to leave the ridge. Anything.
But this time it could be magic that tears Jack and Marigold apart.

November 1st! Can't hardly wait!


Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Inspiring Teens Blog Hop

 
Coming soon! I'll be giving away another copy of Psyched, so please join us.
Find new books this month and read, dang it!