Happy December & Happy Holiday Season!
As an early Holiday gift … Sacrificed is AVAILABLE NOW and LIVE in e-book format on Amazon!! And about a day early! YAY!!!
Can’t wait to read it?! Want to FINALLY see what happens to Ariya, James, Nick, Caroline & Riley?? Get your copy on Amazon here, NOW!
Psst…I’m exclusively with Amazon now, so if you are on Kindle Unlimited — Sacrificed is there, too!! You can snag it for FREE!
Don’t forget to join me Thursday, December 7th at 8:30 PM EST for a fun Launch Party night on Facebook! Join the event here and don’t miss out on the silly games and awesome Giveaways!!
EEK! So excited to have this in your hands and LIVE!
Thank you all ❤
Happy Thanksgiving everyone! First and foremost, I hope you all have a safe and wonderful Thanksgiving surrounded by family, friends and loved ones!
In case you missed it, I went live on my Facebook page last night to announce some BIG NEWS!! Here’s a quick breakdown:
- Black Friday Sale!!! Protected (Book 1 in the Ariya Adams Trilogy) will be available for FREE on Amazon starting this Friday (24 November) – Sunday (26 November)! Click here to bookmark where you can get your FREE copy and start your journey with Ariya and the gang!
- I joined Instagram! I’m doing Giveaway to get some excitement going about it! Check it out and enter for a chance to win a $5 Amazon Gift Card ~OR~ an e-book copy of Awakened (Book 2 in the Ariya Adams Trilogy)! This Giveaway will be open starting TODAY and run through Monday the 27th!
- Sacrificed Cover Reveal will launch on all Social Media Platforms Tuesday, 28 November (that’s less than a week away)!!
- FINALLY — **Drum Roll please** The Sacrificed release date has been announced!! Book 3 in the Ariya Adams Trilogy will be available on Amazon Thursday, December 7th! I’ll be hosting a Release Party on my Facebook page that evening with lots of giveaways! Stay tuned for more details around that!
I can’t wait for you all to get your hands on Sacrificed! Thank you, as always for your support and encouragement!
Again, Happy Thanksgiving to you & your loved ones!
So I hit “send” earlier today to my incredible Beta Readers for Sacrificed! It’s in their hands so I can get their feedback on what they think of Book 3 in the Ariya Adams Trilogy!
This means we are only a few weeks away from launch! I’ll be working through comments and feedback from my betas whenever they finish their read through and then it will just be minor tweaks and formatting!
I thought I’d share the good news update! We’re really close and I’m so excited for you all to get your hands on Sacrificed!
Stay tuned for the upcoming Cover Reveal, a few teasers, and of course the announcement of a RELEASE DATE!
The wait is almost over…THANK YOU as always for your excitement and support!
WOW! Let me just start this post by saying, I know it has been a LONG time since I have updated you all and wrote a ‘hello.’ However, you are incredible! I have been getting so many kind, wonderful and thoughtful notes about how you’re patiently waiting for Sacrificed to come out! As a reader, there have been so many times when I’ve been desperate for the next or final book in a series to come out. I know how it feels! To think that so many of you are feeling those emotions for my work is humbling and something I never thought would happen. I’m thrilled you are excited and as attached to Ariya, James, Nick and Caroline as I am!
I know it has been a long road… and many of you were probably thinking this:
But GUESS WHAT?! I am ready to move past the writing stage!!
That’s right, we are on our way! Sacrificed has been sent to my amazing writing / critique partner. This is the first big step for me (besides the actual writing part 🙂 ). It’s the first time someone else sees the book and helps with feedback, some editing and letting me know if they enjoy it! This is the part where I’m able to get critiques and go back through the book to make sure that all the questions raised are answered! Sometimes it’s hard as the author to make sure that plot holes are all filled in. I know everything about my characters — feelings, thoughts, what has happened and will happen to them, etc. So it’s always helpful for me to have someone I trust read and edit the book in the first round to tell me if I’ve left something in my head & forgotten to push the information to you, the reader!
I’m so excited about moving Sacrificed to the next stage of the process. There is some more writing that needs to be done, but the majority is THERE! It now comes down to editing and filling in the missing pieces.
This stage does take some time, with edits, back and forth communications and reworking some portions of the book. However, for me it’s one of the most exciting because I get feedback on what I’ve been working on for so long!
So for those of you who have been so patient with me, THANK YOU! You’ll hear from me soon on how it’s going, but until then … Happy Reading and Have a GREAT start to your summer!
Happy Tuesday 🙂 I hope everyone is doing well. I know I have continued to be quiet on here. My real world job has been quite busy lately, keeping me from talking to you all. I will be having some announcements in the coming weeks for you though, so stay tuned for that.
In the meantime, you may have noticed my UtopYA Exhibitor Badge on the side of my webpage!! I’m so excited for June. My dear friend and writing sister, J.L. Durfey, and I will be attending the conference AND we will have an exhibitor booth at UtopYA in Nashville this year. I can’t wait!! It’s going to be a BLAST!!! Check out our names, and other exhibitors here: http://utopyacon.com/exhibitors-2014/. Let me know if you are going to be attending too. I’d love to meet you in person 🙂
Along with that announcement, I was hoping to have Sacrificed out by the time UtopYA came along, but life never goes quite like we plan does it? So while it won’t be out by June, I am hoping to still have it out in 2014. I know I had said early 2014 originally, so I apologize profusely to those of you who have reached out to me saying you’re waiting. I’m so appreciative of your support and the love you have for Ariya. I never thought I’d get so many wonderful messages about this, and I can’t thank you enough!!! I don’t want to rush the process because I want to give you what you deserve – an exciting and adventurous ending to this story. I pour everything I have into these books and right now, there are some things in my personal life that have gotten in the way of that. I hope you understand. It is being worked on! You will have a Book 3! And hopefully, it will be worth the wait. There are 2 teasers posted under Sacrificed Teasers if you want something in the meantime to look at.
I will say, I was blocked for awhilee, before life got in the way, because I didn’t love what my characters were doing. After talking to J.L. and getting her always supportive viewpoint, I decided to just write out what my characters wanted, even though it was hard for me. I am so glad I did!! The thoughts are flowing again and the book has taken a direction that has surprised me. I’m hoping that means you’re surprised as well! I want to make sure you are getting a great ending to the Ariya Adams trilogy!!
I think that’s all I have for now! Thank you for your continued support, and for your understanding with the current delays with Sacrificed. You all are amazing!!
Thank you so much to everyone who participated this week in the Awakened Cover Reveal and the Cover Reveal Giveaway! I’ve received some great feedback and I’m so glad you all love the cover!! J.L. Durfey is just AMAZING at her cover work!!
The four winners of the Awakened Giveaway have been emailed/contacted to claim their prizes. Thank you and Congratulations to Cynderella D., Kirstie H., Jenn T., and Anna C. I hope you all enjoy.
Thank you also to the WONDERFUL bloggers who are so supportive and make my giveaways, reveals, and releases so much fun! If anyone is looking for fun book blogs to follow, these ladies have it DOWN! Thank you Sandwich Making Book Bitches, Can’t Read Just One, Sunshine & Mountains, Bookworm Bridgette, and Victoria’s Gossip!!
As promised, I believe it’s time for an announcement. The RELEASE DATE for Awakened (Book 2 in the Ariya Adams Trilogy) is … TUESDAY, OCTOBER 29th!!! Yep, there will be no waiting until November 🙂 It’ll be out in less than 1 month!
There will be a Release Day Party on my Author Facebook Page to celebrate on the 29th. It’ll start at 8:00pm EST and run about an hour. We’ll chat right there on the page. It’ll be a relaxed and fun way to get to know each other, ask me questions you might be wanting to ask, and have fun! Anyone who “Likes” or “Comments” on something on my page during that hour release party will be entered to win one of the fabulous prizes below:
- 2 Ariya Adams Prize Packs (e-copies of Protected AND Awakened)
- 5 e-copies of Awakened (Book 2 in the Ariya Adams Trilogy)
- 1 Signed Paperback copy of Awakened (Book 2 in the Ariya Adams Trilogy)
- 2 $10 Amazon Gift Cards
IN ADDITION to a fun release day party I will be going GIVEAWAY CRAZY in the weeks leading up to October 29th. I will have 3 e-copies of Protected given away each week until we reach the week of the 29th. The first giveaway will be Monday, September 30th so keep your eyes peeled for questions coming at you on my Facebook Page, Twitter, or here on the website!
Thank you again for all of your support! I can’t wait until the 29th of October!
I told you I couldn’t go away for too long! I’m doing another GIVEAWAY! I made an announcement on my Facebook page last week that I was re-doing the cover for Protected. I think it’s time to reveal that NEW COVER, what do you say?
The amazingly talented author, and my wonderful friend, JL Durfey designed this new cover. I wanted to take a different direction from what I had originally chosen for the Trilogy covers. JL offered to help me. Not only is she an incredible author with her creative stories, smexy hotties, and endearing lead characters, but she also is an artist. She has taken my thoughts about Protected and transformed them into this new cover. It’s perfect! I’m so in love with it! I’m so lucky that she has agreed to help on Book 2 as well (the title/cover reveal will be soon on that too and, you guessed it, there will be more giveaways!). BUT, for now, we are focused on Book 1!!!!
So without further ado…Here it is! New Cover of PROTECTED (Book 1 in the Ariya Adams Trilogy).
So what do you think? JL and I both would love to hear your thoughts! While you’re at it – let’s celebrate! Enter the giveaway below for some fabulous free ebooks (Protected and JL’s book Dreamer)!
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I’ll announce the winners of the Cover Reveal Giveaway Friday!
Don’t want to wait to win? Get your copy of Protected now at Amazon or Barnes & Noble.
Until then, enjoy, enter, and leave your thoughts! 🙂