Monthly Archives:: February 2012

Catch Fire!

Catch Fire!

Today is the Catch Fire Blog Party, celebrating the release of CassaFire by Alex J. Cavanaugh! The goal is to help CassaFire “catch fire” on the best seller charts and achieve the success of the first book, CassaStar. There’s also a special package of prizes being given away at the author’s blog (copies of CassaFire, CassaStar, tote bag, mug, and bookmarks) as well as book giveaways during his two-week blog tour. See Alex’s site for details: http://alexjcavanaugh.blogspot.com/   CassaFire by Alex J. Cavanaugh CassaStar was just the beginning… The Vindicarn War is a distant memory and Byron’s days of piloting Cosbolt fighters are over. He has kept the promise he made to his fallen mentor and friend – to probe space… Read more »

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Cover Love: LUMINOSITY

Cover Love: LUMINOSITY

Cover Love for the YA Sci-Fi/Dystopian, LUMINOSITY, by Stephanie Thomas, coming from Entangled Publishing in September 2012! “My name is Beatrice. When I was born, I was blessed with the Sight. I was immediately removed from my parents and enrolled in the Institution. At the age of twelve, I had my first true vision, earning my raven’s wings. And when I turned seventeen, one of my visions came true. Things haven’t been the same since. The Institution depends on me to keep the City safe from our enemy, the Dreamcatchers, but I’m finding it harder to do while keeping a secret from everyone, including my best friend Gabe. It is a secret that could put us all in danger. A secret that could kill me and everyone close to… Read more »

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Upcoming Contest and BlogHop

Upcoming Contest and BlogHop

So, two very awesome things: A CONTEST hosted by Brenda Drake, Shelley Watters and Cassandra Marshall, called March Madness Agent Pitch Match. Here is what Brenda says:  “The agents will be bidding on your 35-word pitch and first 150 words of your finished young adult and middle grade novels. The entries that make it into the match will be posted to our sites on March 12. The agents will have two days to review the entries and make notes on the ones they want.” To see the deets and how (and when) to sign up, click here.   A BLOGHOP hosted by Kyra Lennon at Write Here Write Now and Rachel at Writing on the Wall, called WIP: The Movie. Here is what Kyra says: “Your mission, if you choose to… Read more »

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Cover Love: INBETWEEN

Cover Love: INBETWEEN

I’ve got to do another cover reveal! This time is for the anticipated INBETWEEN (Kissed by Death, #1) by Tara Fuller coming out August 7, 2012 from Entangled Publishing. Since the car crash that took her father’s life three years ago, Emma’s life has been a freaky—and unending—lesson in caution. Surviving “accidents” has taken priority over being a normal seventeen-year-old, so Emma spends her days taking pictures of life instead of living it. Falling in love with a boy was never part of the plan. Falling for a reaper who makes her chest ache and her head spin? Not an option. It’s not easy being dead, especially for a reaper in love with a girl fate has put on his list not once, but twice. Finn’s fellow reapers… Read more »

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Links about Writing – part 2

First, let me give you an advice: if you’re serious about writing and improving your writing, you have to follow Janice Hardy, Jami Gold, Jody Hedlund, Lydia Sharp and Roni Loren. Their posts are full of awesome about the writing process, revising, the publishing industry and their own experience about it all. Also, I advice you to follow them on twitter (Janice, Jami, Jody, Lydia and Roni) — they are great gals and super fun to hang out with!   Here are more links about writing:   Defining Your Catalyst, Your Inciting Incident, and Your Premise (and how they all work together to create Act One) What Does Your Body Language Say About You? How To Read Signs and Recognize Gestures How to… Read more »

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Cover Love: GRAVITY

Cover Love: GRAVITY

If you guys didn’t figure it out yet, I’ll tell you out loud: I’m a big fan of Entangled Publishing. So you know it’s a honor for me to host another cover reveal for one of their awesomesauce authors. Here I present you with: GRAVITY by Melissa West (October 2012). A Sci-fi YA.   In the future, only one rule will matter: Don’t. Ever. Peek. Seventeen-year-old Ari Alexander just broke that rule and saw the last person she expected hovering above her bed – arrogant Jackson Locke, the most popular boy in her school. She expects instant execution or some kind of freak alien punishment, but instead, Jackson issues a challenge: help him, or everyone on Earth will die. Ari knows she should report him,… Read more »

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RTW: Words we can’t live without

RTW: Words we can’t live without

  Road Trip Wednesday is a “Blog Carnival,” where YA Highway’s contributors post a weekly writing- or reading-related question that begs to be answered. In the comments, you can hop from destination to destination and get everybody’s unique take on the topic.   This week’s topic: “What words do you absolutely hate? Which ones do you adore?”   HATE: nevertheless, just (though I use it A LOT), babe, slime, fart, hubris, alas, mishap, jealousy, moist ADORE: adore, scarlet, starstruck, mythology, believe, dream, dance, ocean, light, butterfly, euphoria   I confess I’m not sure I chose those words for their spelling or their meaning … probably both. And I found out it’s way easier to come up with words I love than… Read more »

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Is It Getting Hot in Here?

Is It Getting Hot in Here?

I wasn’t going to, but because I admire many of the ladies on this blogfest and know I’ll meet many other awesome writers, I decided to join the Is It Getting Hot In Here? bloghop hosted by Cassie Mae and Hope Roberson ;) The following scene is from my beloved wip, DESTINY GIFT, a new adult paranormal romance. Here I give you Nadine and Victor:   “Please, get out!” I tried to push him back, but he wouldn’t budge. “Why are you doing this? Please, let me be.” I punched his chest. “I opened up my heart to you, and you shut me out. Please. GET OUT!” “I won’t!” he yelled. Anger radiated from his eyes. “What do you want… Read more »

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