Friday, August 7, 2015




I'm so excited to share Rebecca Yarros' Cover Reveal for BEYOND WHAT IS GIVEN! This is such an amazing novel by an incredible author! And the cover is gorgeous!!! Check out the synopsis and then enter the giveaway below!

Rebecca Yarros New Adult Entangled: Embrace Publishing Release Date: September 28, 2015



Lt. Grayson Masters is focused on graduating the Apache helicopter course, and the last thing he needs is his gorgeous new roommate Samantha Fitzgerald distracting him. While her smart mouth and free spirit are irresistibly irritating, he can’t deny their off-the-charts chemistry, no matter how hard he tries. Having just been expelled from college, Sam has no business digging for Grayson’s secrets while she’s hiding her own, but that doesn’t stop her from trying to tear down his walls. Each barrier she busts through drops one of her own, though, and she’s not prepared for the truth: another woman laid claim to Grayson’s heart long ago. Falling in love is something neither Grayson nor Sam can afford, and when that line is crossed and secrets are exposed, they’ll learn that sometimes it’s the answered prayers that will put you through hell.    


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Rebecca Yarros Bio

Rebecca Yarros is a hopeless romantic and lover of all things chocolate, coffee, and Paleo. In addition to being a mom, military wife, and blogger, she can never choose between Young Adult and New Adult fiction, so she writes both. She's a graduate of Troy University, where she studied European history and English, but still holds out hope for an acceptance letter to Hogwarts. Her blog, The Only Girl Among Boys, has been voted the Top Military Mom Blog the last two years, and celebrates the complex issues surrounding the military life she adores. When she's not writing, she's tying on hockey skates for her kids, or sneaking in some guitar time. She is madly in love with her army-aviator husband of eleven years, and they're currently stationed in Upstate NY with their gaggle of rambunctious kiddos and snoring English Bulldog, but she would always rather be home in Colorado.  

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Touching Fate
Release Date: 10/13/15
Entangled Teen: Crave

I'm so pumped to be sharing this gorgeous cover for TOUCHING FATE by Brenda Drake! Drake is an incredible author and I'm counting down the days until this release!!!

Summary from Goodreads:
Aster Layne believes in physics, not psychics. A tarot card reading on the Ocean City Boardwalk should have been a ridiculous, just-for-fun thing. It wasn't. Aster discovers she has a veryunscientific gift—with a simple touch of the cards, she can change a person's fate.

Reese Van Buren is cursed. Like the kind of old-school, centuries-old curse that runs in royal families. Every firstborn son is doomed to die on his eighteenth birthday—and Reese's is coming up fast. Bummer. He tries to distract himself from his inevitable death...only to find the one person who can save him.

Aster doesn't know that the hot Dutch guy she's just met needs her help–or that he’s about to die.

But worst of all…she doesn't know that her new gift comes with dark, dark consequences that can harm everyone she loves.

About the Author
Brenda Drake, the youngest of three children, grew up an Air Force brat and the continual new kid at schooluntil her family settled in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Brenda’s fondest memories growing up is of hereccentric, Irish grandmother’s animated tales, which gave her a strong love for storytelling. So it was onlyfitting that she would choose to write young adult and middle grade novels with a bend toward thefantastical. When Brenda’s not writing or doing the social media thing, she’s haunting libraries, bookstores,and coffee shops or reading someplace quiet and not at all exotic (much to her disappointment).

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Monday, August 3, 2015

PitchWars Bio & Wish List !!!!

Below is my Bio and Interests for PITCH WARS! After that you'll find the information on how to submit to me :) 

I'm a YA/NA author represented by the amazing Jamie Bodnar-Drowley from Inklings Literary Agency for my YA Paranormal Romance novel entitled Judges and my NA Contemporary Romance novel Edge of Chaos. I'm a military spouse who married her best friend and have a beautiful baby girl named Lexi, a precious baby boy named Lincoln, and a spoiled english bulldog named Whiskey.

I love falling into books and losing track of time. Some of my favorite books (I say some because there is NO way to list them all) are--THE BODY FINDER and THE PLEDGE series by Kimberly Derting, THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS and THE INFERNAL DEVICES series by Cassandra Clare, the SOUL SCREAMERS series by Rachel Vincent, and THE FLIGHT & GLORY series by Rebecca Yarros.

I’m BEYOND excited to have the honor of being a mentor since 2012! Seriously I don’t know how I’ve gotten so lucky :) 

What I'm looking for: 

YA: I’m looking for ANY genre! I love anything with a supernatural twist, the fantastical, and yes contemporary too! 

NA: ANY genre! I’ve really fallen in love with this genre over the past few years and would love to see it branch out...Fantasy, Supernatural, etc. 

I really love a strong romance aspect to any story, so that is a really strong selling point for me. What can I say? I enjoy the kissing!

There is just something so powerful about two characters who come together under special circumstances and end up bringing the best out of each other. I like the relationships to have meaning, not just be convenient, and for the actions within it to act as a driving factor in moving the story forward. 

That being said, I don’t need romance in the story to enjoy it. I’ve enjoyed many books that aren’t romance driven, like thrillers that focus more on the suspense than a romantic relationship. 

I’m open to a variety of stories, what I’m really looking for is good writing. I know, shocker right? 

This competition is about helping aspiring authors with a nearly-there manuscript to get it polished and ready for agent’s/editor’s eyes. This isn’t about submitting a 300k manuscript you wrote three days ago and hoping I can sharpen it in a month. 

And this leads into the kind of mentor I am. 

I am NEVER malicious in my critiques. I will never PERSONALLY attack your writing. I do my absolute best to separate personal preference from a broad spectrum market appeal and if I ever do mark something that is from a place of personal taste, then I will state that fact. BUT, I will critique your work. 

I will not sugar coat the critique. And honestly, you really don’t want me to. 

The only way we learn in our craft besides practice is through trusted and respected critique. One of the best pieces of advice I can ever give any aspiring author is to be able to take constructive criticism and learn from it. Is every critique you ever receive going to be spot on? No. Will each critique you receive offer you a learning experience? Yes. Even a critique you absolutely don’t agree with can offer a line of perspective  you never thought of before and that is a good thing. Every reader is different and it would be good to know right now that you’ll never be able to please each and every one of them. The best you can do, is write the best book possible. And you do that by taking critique and using the information to enhance the quality of your work. Notice I said enhance not change. 

Yes, yes, I know, Leo, writing changes us. But what I’m talking about, from my mentor’s perspective, is enhancement. I’m never going to look at your work and say “let’s change everything!” That is not my intention. My critique will always be for what I believe is good for the book. I will never try to turn it into something it’s not meant to be. I only want to help you polish and sharpen the beautiful gem that you’ve spent months working on in order to have it sparkle so much the agent’s won’t be able to NOT look at it! 

I understand the hardships of querying and being rejected (a number of times) and I know how subjective this business is. Some agents will hate the query + pages and others will absolutely fight for it! 

The key is to never giving up.

Now that you know I’ll give you an honest critique I’d like to take this time to talk about my past mentees. I’ve been a part of this competition since 2012 and I absolutely love doing it! I’ve met some of the most amazing people throughout the years and honestly, we’ve had a lot of fun! 

We work hard together, but we also have moments of complete hilarity when trying to figure something, for instance, a certain word to use in place of a naughty one that wasn’t originally working...(you know who you are and

I will place a disclaimer here: The mentees I’m about to brag on were all incredible writers when they came to me and I take no responsibility for their success in any way....I just like to talk about them because they’re some of my favorite authors!

Mindy Ruiz: Her novel ENCHANTED HEART is incredible and I'm salivating for the next one! Check her out here!

Rebecca Yarros: Author of the FLIGHT & GLORY series. These books make you laugh, cry, swoon, and pant! Be sure to check out her site here and watch for the third installment coming out in September! 

Samantha Joyce: Keep watch for this author's upcoming contemporary, FLIRTING WITH FAME, soon! This book is off the charts amazing with all the feels and the perspective from a unique and fresh character. Check out all her amazingness here!

Emily Wheeler: Wheeler's debut novel, THE HAUNTING OF SPRINGETT HALL, just released last month! An intriguing ghost story with a historical twist! Check it out here! 

Barbara Britton: My latest mentee, Britton signed a deal for the novel we worked on, PROVIDENCE. I was blown away by this story with a biblical twist and ancient setting and can't wait to see it out in the world! Keep watch for its release here!

I can’t even begin to explain the joy I’ve had working with everyone who has been a part of PitchWars and I hope you check out their work! 

And if any of the above has appealed to you I hope you give me a chance at being your mentor. And if not, that is totally fine! Check out the links below this post, or on Brenda's site, to check out all the other mentors to find your perfect fit! 

It’s hard being a writer, it’s hard finishing a novel, and it’s even harder to allow other people to actually read it, but you should be very proud of yourself for coming this far! Can’t wait to see what you’re made of!

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