Saturday, July 30, 2011

Everblue Book Birthday

(big sigh)

Let me tell you . . . on the eve of my book birthday (it is available on Kindle now), I'm celebrating another victory. I've been in the hospital all week with my 5 yr old who had complications after a balloon valvoplasty and it's been a long but short week. I'm happy so say after , we are finally going home!

And . . . I've been waiting for Everblue to hit Amazon and Kindle.  And it's hit Kindle already! Yay!

This day wouldn't have happened without my crit partners, Lisa Sanchez, Lisa Langdale (bomb-beta) and Kristie Cook. All of them have been instrumental in crafting my new baby into something I hope you'll love as much as I do. And to Carol Oates, who helped make sure Badger was true to life!

I'll post a v-blog tomorrow to celebrate!

Thanks! And enjoy! The hardcover should be up tomorrow sometime on Amazon.

Hugs x a million,


Friday, July 22, 2011

Pre-sale NOW! Everblue's $8.99

Everblue (Mer Tales #1)
$8.99 (includes bookmark) 

Shipped week of 8/1-8/6

Best friends share everything with each other. Or do they? Seventeen-year-old Ashlyn Frances Lanski is tired of her boring, single life. Spending time with her best friend Tatiana, dreaming about kissing Tatiana's twin brother Fin, and swimming competitively are her only sanctuary. The girls plan to leave their drab lakeside town far behind for college. But when Tatchi fails to return home after a family emergency, and no one knows where the family has gone, Ash chooses to do something drastic to find them.

Ashlyn is about to discover what she’d thought to be true her whole life, wasn’t, and the truth, too fantastical to imagine. Secrets lurk beneath the deep blue waters of Lake Tahoe, secrets that will change Ashlyn's life forever.

T-Shirt Winner!

So... let me tell ya, this was the funnest contest I've ever done and the most difficult to choose!

Winner: Don't messy with Tessie 
submitted by Samantha Snow

But I did have two others submit similar titles, so it was so hard to judge. I'm sending all who entered a signed bookmark and bookplate (contact with your information)! 

Thanks for entering!

Devon for: Don't mess with Tess (you taste like chicken)
Misty for: Tahoe Tessie, isn't she messy?
Cody for: If you want to hear (or see or know) the tale of Tessie, visit Tahoe
And there were a few spins on Loch vs lock:
Krystal for: Tessie has the Loch on the mystical imagination
BooksNyarn for: Tessie has a Loch on Tahoe

I've decided to set up a shop to sell shirts and other Everblue items. The proceeds will be donated to March of Dimes. Look for that very soon!

Release day is only 9 days away! Eep!!

Congrats Samantha! 
Now it's your turn. What was your favorite? Comment below!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Everblue Teaser

Only 19 more days until Everblue, my mermaid paranormal romance will hit internet shelves. I'm so excited! Today I've posted an excerpt on author Lisa Sanchez's blog for the Sizzling Summer Author Extravaganza.

Also remember, I'm still looking for slogan's for my Tessie T-shirt contest HERE.

Also look for the review only blog tour hosted by Eleni from LaFemmeReaders. There will be giveaways, reviews and friday vblogs.

Lots of fun to add to Summer!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

CONTEST to win early copy of Everblue!!!

I need you help.  Everblue (releases 7/31) is centered in Lake Tahoe. If you don't already know, the lake has it's own folklore about a monster, much like Lochness, that lives in the deep waters. They call her Tahoe Tessie.

I'm looking for a creative, original, T-shirt slogan about Tessie.

If your slogan is picked, your slogan will appear in the book, your name in the acknowledgements for providing the slogan and you'll get an EARLY copy of Everblue, signed of course!

Contest runs from July 5th- July 16th. I'll post my favorite, and 2 runners up here. The runners up will get something cool too.

I can't wait to see what you come up with.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Everblue Teaser

Hello everyone. It's been a while since I've actually blogged anything. As you know, my latest book is coming out July 31st, Everblue. I'm so excited about it!

When I'm editing, I listen to trance. The beat keeps me motivated and gives me emotion to put into my scenes. This song came on and I'd heard it before, but I just about fell over when I really listened to the lyrics. It perfectly describes Everblue.

Here's the lyrics:

Cosmic Gate feat Kyler England – Flatline
Do you know the power you have over me?
I’m a safe, but you’re the key
In my defense I try not to lose control
I’m cryptic, but you crack the code
My heart skips a beat when you look at me
Suddenly I can’t breathe, I’m falling to my knees
Last thing I recall is how you catch my fall
Then I wake in your arms, baby you’re my Prince Charming
Baby you’re my Prince Charming
When my heart’s on a flatline
Your kiss brings me back to life
When my heart’s on a flatline
Your kiss brings me back to life

I hope that tempts your reading tastebuds! Everblue, coming July 31st!