Friday, November 23, 2012

*SQUEE!!!* CP Cover Reveal!!!!!

My beloved critique partner and friend, Natasha, has exciting news that I'm honored to share...

her novel coming out in June with Stapphire Star Publishing has a cover!!!!!!!!
Look how purdy. *pet*pet*

I'm so excited for her. I love this book and these characters, one of whom I picture looking like this guy (must have the dreds)...

but at THIS age....*swoon* Uh, yes. Please purchase this book this summer and bookmark this page so you can come back and download this into your brain for your reading pleasure. You will not regret it. (Natasha did not endorse this image...but she most certainly did not mind. DUH!)

Ok, here's a quick, 3 minute photoshop job. 

Now that those pecs have decided for you...push this button.
Edge of Truth

And here are the details!!!!!

What it's about!

Citizens who report to work on time, obey the Overlord’s laws, and stay off the Synbot’s radar, live long lives. Long, dull, monotonous lives.

It’s not a bad plan for someone with a hidden, emotion-based ability to trigger earthquakes. In a world pitted against her, sixteen-year-old Rena Moon strives for a life beyond working herself to death at the factory. Seeing an alternative, she risks selling relics from the forbidden lands at Market. It becomes the worst decision she ever made. Someone kidnaps her best friend in exchange for the one thing that would end her oppression.

Driven by loyalty, Rena and seventeen-year-old Nevan Jelani, soulful composer, green thumb extraordinaire, and the secret love of her life, plot to rescue her friend and reclaim her salvage. Still, the thought lingers whether Nevan is a true hero or another thief waiting for his chance at her loot. Events spin wildly, deepening Rena’s suspicions and pushing her limit of control. With more than her chance for freedom at stake, she must decide if she’s willing to kill to protect what’s precious to her. For once, the Overlord isn’t holding all the power, but can Rena live with being reduced to what she’s trying so hard to escape?

When you can get it! 
             June 6, 2013 

Where you can find Natasha:


Yay, Yay, Yay!!! I can't wait to read this while holding it in my hands. Natasha is so talented, and so deserving. xoxoxo!!!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Duetuesday- Romantic

I love all kinds of duets, but the romantic boy/girl ones are the BEST!

This is a flashback from the early 2000's. My husband bought me this CD our first "real" Christmas together. We weren't even married then. This song makes me think of him.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

So Excited!!

I've been so busy with portraits and weddings, I forgot to post my exciting news from the past month.

I am a finalist in the Mid America Romance Writers: Fiction from the Heartland Contest. YAY!!

This year there were 11 finalists, three of which were Young Adult, (one was me!!). I have no clue how many people entered. Not that it matters, but of course I'm curious. I got two really great and helpful critique sheets, and used them to do a spit and polish before I sent it off for the final round. That round (squee) consists of a reading of your first 33 pages plus synopsis by an editor and agent. I'm so excited, if nothing else I'm excited to—hopefully—get a little helpful feedback, especially from an editor.

Still querying and waiting of course. Being busy the past couple of months has really helped take my mind off of things......NOPE, I'm a liar, it hasn't helped at all, ;) but no matter what, my ms will end up better off for the process. Not quitting!!!!!!

Happy Thanksgiving Week!!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Duetuesday- The Civil Wars *weep*

Have you heard the news? The heartbreaking, soul-shattering news, that The Civil Wars has canceled their upcoming tour due to "Internal Discord"? It was devastating to me. I LOVE THEM! One of them put a tweet out that day that said they hope to have new music out in 2013.

What does that mean???? It's already recorded, so it will be easy to release? OR they hope to actually make the music in 2013?? I hope it's the latter. OR both.

80% of my novel HEALING GRAVEL  was created or written, while listening to their music. It's only approriate to honor them with today's DueTuesday spot.

Mourn with me.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

DueTuesday ~ 80's Pop Duet

Duets from the 80's are the best, and you can't get more 80's than Prince and Sheena E!!!

Prince Sheena Easton U Got the Look by docfromcpt
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