Monthly Archives:: September 2012

#ROW80 Round 04 of 2012 – Goals

#ROW80 Round 04 of 2012 – Goals

Hello friends! Tomorrow starts the next round of ROW80. Don’t know what ROW80 is? A Round of Words in 80 Days is the writing challenge that knows you have a life. We are all different and we all have different demands on our time.  Why should we all have the same goal?  The simple answer is that we shouldn’t.  If you want to be a writer, then you have to be able to roll with the punches and adapt to your changing circumstances.  If that means changing your goals when your life blows up, so be it.  ROW80 is the challenge that champions the marriage of writing and real life. And the best part? The friends we make. The support. The… Read more »

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Tinker Bell in 15 Beats

Tinker Bell in 15 Beats

Blake Snyder’s beatsheet is my new blog feature. I’ll try to have posts like this every two weeks or so, Name of movie or book in 15 Beats, and I hope this helps you too. Two things to keep in mind: I watch most of these with my kid and that means most of the movies will be kids’ movies and I’m not paying 100% attention to the movie. Second, I’m sorta new to the method and still struggle with the Theme, the All is Lost and Dark Night of the Soul beats. In case you have better suggestions, please do so on the comments. We can discuss the points and, if I end up agreeing with you, I’ll change my beats…. Read more »

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RTW: Best Book of September

RTW: Best Book of September

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 was the best book you read in September?   Couldn’t decide between two, even though I’m still reading one of them. From Goodreads: Surrounded by enemies, the once-great nation of Ravka has been torn in two by the Shadow Fold, a swath of near impenetrable darkness crawling with monsters who feast on human flesh. Now its fate may rest on the shoulders of one lonely refugee. Alina Starkov has never been good at anything. But when… Read more »

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TTT: Top Ten Series I Haven’t Finished

TTT: Top Ten Series I Haven’t Finished

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and The Bookish. Today’s topic is: Top Ten Series I Haven’t Finished   So. I’m gonna cheat. Again. I started a list of the series I didn’t finish and it went well over ten. Of course. But I noticed the reason were repeated … Here’s how I’m gonna do. Point out the reason, then list the series that fits that reason. 1. Didn’t LOVE it enough to keep going (and really, I got to LOVE LOVE LOVE it to keep following a series):  The Mediator by Meg Cabot Darkest Powers by Kelley Armstrong Across the Universe by Beth Revis Covenant by Jennifer L. Armentrout Beautiful Demons by Sarra Cannon Wicked… Read more »

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Cover Love: LOSING IT

Cover Love: LOSING IT

Today I bring to you (with the help of the YA Sisterhood) Cora Carmack and her upcoming new adult book, LOSING IT, which releases October 16th. LOSING IT is about Bliss Edwards, a college student sick of being the only virgin among her friends. She decides the best way to deal with the problem is to lose her virginity quickly and simply— a one-night stand. Her plan turns out to be anything but simple when she chickens out and leaves a gorgeous guy alone and naked in her bed. Already embarrassed, it only gets worse when she arrives for her first class of her last college semester, and recognizes her new Theatre professor. She’d left him naked in her bed about… Read more »

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#ROW80 last check-in of round 03 of 2012

#ROW80 last check-in of round 03 of 2012

Hello friends! It’s ROW80 update time. The last update of the round. This post was supposed to go up on Thursday (or Wednesday?), but I had one too many posts scheduled for this week, so this is going up today, Sunday. By the way, if ROW80 sounds like something you would like (I know you would like it), check the website—the next round starts October 1st! You can sign up here for it. My goals for the last week and how it went: Writing: revise the novella (HAHP). There was no school Monday and Tuesday so my daughter stayed home, which means I got nothing done. Then, the other days, I did revise HAHP and worked on my CP’s manuscript. Reading: finish… Read more »

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Cover Love: If I Let You Go

Cover Love: If I Let You Go

Title: If I Let You Go (Novella) Category: New Adult (NA) Genre: Contemporary Romance Release Date: October 22nd 2012 Synopsis: Madison Connor is about to lose it. Her job, that is. For three years, she’s taken care of Dominic Hartley’s five year old daughter, Tilly, but her world is flipped on its head when Dominic tells her his latest promotion is taking him to New York. With Tilly having a meltdown over the move, Madison and Dominic get into a fight that changes the entire nature of their relationship, causing Madison to ask herself a big question. Can she let him go? Bio: Kyra Lennon was born on the South coast of England, and to this day, still lives by the sea…. Read more »

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Cover Love: OPAL

Cover Love: OPAL

No one is like Daemon Black. When he set out to prove his feelings for me, he wasn’t fooling around. Doubting him isn’t something I’ll do again, and now that we’ve made it through the rough patches, well… There’s a lot of spontaneous combustion going on. But even he can’t protect his family from the danger of trying to free those they love. After everything, I’m no longer the same Katy. I’m different… And I’m not sure what that will mean in the end. When each step we take in discovering the truth puts us in the path of the secret organization responsible for torturing and testing hybrids, the more I realize there is no end to what I’m capable… Read more »

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