From Imagination To Publication

Friday, February 28, 2014

A Few Updates and... a HUGE GIVEAWAY!

Hello friends! For those interested in the awesome giveaway, scroll down. For those looking for a bit of an update on the happenings in my life, here you go :)

Writing: Book 3 is still coming along slowly (I'm doing a lot more brainstorming than actual writing). I'm loving the ideas I'm brewing though! I have about 60,000 words out of the approximately 80,000 words I'm aiming for. 

Foreign Book Releases: I'm still waiting on the Chinese translation of Oppression & Uprising to come out, but the French version of Oppression was released by AdA in Canada recently (Woohooo!). It feels really great to know my books are being sold in different languages. The exciting thing about the Canada release was that I got an email from the publisher directly asking about the 3rd book! They said they are really excited about my series. Needless to say I did some good writing that day :)

Baby World: My awesome little guy is almost 14 months already! He's so much fun and makes me laugh every day. Still no hair...but I was bald until I was two, so there's that.

What have all you blogger friends been up to?

Welcome to the Pot of Gold Giveaway

Three winners will receive

But in addition....

One Very Lucky Leprechaun 

will receive a



with great YA & NA books!  

Click on the covers to get to know the authors 
that are participating in the giveaway 
and learn more about their books!

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The Rafflecopter is a wee long, but worth it! 
May the Luck of the Irish be with you!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

A big thank you goes out to all the authors and bloggers who helped make this event possible! The authors at Darkly Delicious YA couldn't have pulled this off without our amazing co-host, Book Nerd Tours, and everyone's wonderful support. 

"LUCK MAITH" to you all!

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Challenging Destiny Cover Reveal

Congrats to author friend Cherie Colyer on the cover reveal for her new upcoming novel!! :)

Coming spring 2014 from the Wild Rose Press, Black Rose Imprint

Being Chosen is a terrible thing when there's no one you can trust

Logan Ragsdale and his younger sister, Ariana, have been marked, chosen to be unwilling participants in a war between angels and demons. Logan can sense something's not quite right. Like an unexpected chill on a summer's day, he can feel the unseen closing in. He's had these feelings before and, each time, someone close to him died. He's afraid this time it might just be Ariana. Logan's fears are soon confirmed when he discovers their new friends aren't human, but rather representatives from Heaven and Hell sent to Earth to ensure he and Ariana accept their roles in an ancient prophecy. Demons want Logan to open the gates of Hell. Ariana has the power to stop them, but if she chooses to side with Heaven to spare the lives of thousands of innocent people, she'll damn her brother for eternity. Together, they must derail the biblical event if they hope to save themselves and the future of mankind...but what price are they willing to pay to keep the other safe?

Follow Cherie to get the latest updates on this exciting new title!

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Divergent Movie Countdown!

Wooo! The Divergent movie is out next month. Crazy, right?! That went by so super fast. I have mixed feelings about it. I really enjoyed the book (as most did) and I'm excited they are making a movie. BUT...I can't help but feel a little nervous it won't live up to my expectations. Almost all YA book-movies have left me feeling unsatisfied. Obviously the book is always better, so why do I keep hoping I'll get something new and awesome from these movies? I don't know. The Harry Potter people nailed it. Catching Fire was surprisingly edge-of-my-seat good. I hope this is one of the good ones and not a Twilight flop.