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Spotlight on Jaclyn Weist

What can I say about Jaclyn Weist that will convince you what a great author she is? She's cranks out the books pretty quickly, something I wish I did better, and her Luck series (Stolen Luck and Twistof Luck) is doing really well. She's offered up her latest release, The Princess and the Prom Queen, which is getting rave reviews, for the party this weekend. What a fun story!


Drop by this Saturday, 8-10 p.m. Mountain time, and party with us!

Spotlight on JR Simmons

JR Simmons. He's a good guy. He's also offered an ebook up as part of the Psyched birthday party awesomeness. He's the author of a fun MG series called Ragesong, and I have to tell you, these books rock. My 11-year-old daughter is in love with his books. Sparky seriously fangirls whenever I mention I chatted with him, and she's begging me for spoilers for the next book in the series, Ragesong: Uprising. The first book in the series, Ragesong: Awakening is the one you get a chance to win this Saturday!
Such a great book. Don't forget to join the party this Saturday and play along!

Spotlight on Krista Wayment

Do you like dragons? Would you like the chance to win a ebook by Krista Wayment? Yes to both?

You love me, then...because here's your chance! Drop by the Psyched birthday party this Saturday -- you can play along and enter to win Trusted.



Here's the blurb:
The legends are true, dragons speak. Renick, the fifth son of a dragon breeder, crashes into an unexpected adventure that challenges everything he thought he knew about dragons, history, and himself. Stranded in the massive Helath forest, Renick meets two other passengers: Thane, a noble training to be a dragon knight, and Lainey, the orphaned niece of a healer. Together they survive an attack by vicious wolves, rescue a baby dragon with a broken wing, and escape from a band of dragon hunters as they make a perilous climb into the mountains. What they discover there will change everything. 
This looks like such a fun book! Don't miss your chance to win!

Spotlight on Mikey Brooks

Up for grabs at my Facebook party for Psyched: two ebooks courtesy Mikey Brooks, kickin' children's and MG author extraordinaire.  He's giving away The Dream Keeper and his latest release, The Stone of Valhalla, which is an Amazon best seller in mythology for kids! You'll love it. He's also a crazy talented illustrator and graphic designer. He did all the covers for the Gates of Atlantis series, coming this July (and he's the author of book 6 as well.) Seriously, the guy is Superman.


Look at that art. How cool is he? Don't forget to drop by the Psyched party this Saturday night from 8-10 p.m. mountain time and join the fun!

Spotlight on Shantal Hiatt

The next author whose book you may win this Saturday is a girl near and dear to my heart, a "most beloved sister," as Jane Austen would say.  Yes, Shantal Hiatt is my big sis as well as author of the novel Agency. It's a coming of age story as a girl leaves home, starts modeling, and tries to balance everything she learned, the girl she was raised to be, with the woman the modeling world expects her to become.

Agency is fiction, but it's also a little autobiographical--my sister was once one of the top models in Salt Lake City.  Do you have any idea how weird it is to turn on the TV and see your sister in a Taco Time commercial? I'm just so sad she modeled before the internet was a big deal, because she has some awesome stuff and none of it is online! Oh, the injustice...Her debut novel Agency delves into what it's like to enter a world so enticing and foreign, and eye-opening.Come to my Psyched birthday party this Saturday, and you'll get a chance to wi…

Spotlight on Cindy Bennett

Hey, friends, this week I'm going to be giving a shout out to some amazeballs authors who have generously donated prizes for YOU to win at this weekend's Psyched birthday party!

 My first shout out is to the incredibly talented Cindy Bennett. I joined her critique group around 18 months ago, and I have to say, this girl gets it. She understands writing and how to craft a story better than most, so having her offer help and feedback as I write is kind of awesome. She helps writers with the nuts and bolts of editing and formatting for publication. In fact, she's the main reason we're having this party on Saturday--she reformatted Psyched. See how pretty she made my first paragraph?

Cindy is the author of several books, as well as owner of a business helping indie writers like me. Love her! She offers formatting services, editing services, and other fun digital projects which you can see in her Geek Girl Etsy shop. And if you want to read any of her amazing stories, feel…

For Yo' Momma...Because she deserves it!

To help decide which books might best suit those you gift on Mother's Day, all week during the Book Bash,we're going to be posting tidbits about these books--excerpts, deleted scenes, etc.--on our Facebook event page here.
Eye on Orion by Laura Bastian
Sale Price: $.99, regularly $3.99  Amazon
Genre: YA Fantasy

Falling in love with your gorgeous new neighbor isn't a bad thing, but when he turns out to be the bodyguard of a princess from a planet nine billion light-years away, life gets complicated.

Seventeen-year-old stargazer Holly Adams never imagined she’d find herself trying to prevent the overthrow of an alien government. When Jai and his sister Amira move into the house down the street, Holly is immediately drawn to them. Jai acts suspicious of her from the start, making Holly more curious about their oddities. When Holly learns they are from a different planet, she does what she can to help protect Amira from Shander, a man who wants to marry her by force in order to ta…

For Anna Smith Elementary

A few weeks ago, I was so lucky to meet some amazing kids at Anna Smith Elementary in Wendover. I got the chance with Wendy Knight and JR Simmons to talk to them about all the elements of a good story, and we made one up together that day. So much fun!!! To say thank you, we decided to write a version of the story we created together. This was what we came up with together:



And here is my story for the awesome kids at Anna Smith. Thanks for having me!