Monthly Archives:: December 2012

My 2012 In Review

My 2012 In Review

I saw many friends putting together creative posts about how their 2012 went. Well, I’m doing this real quick so it won’t be as colorful and beautiful as my friends’ posts.   Source: Uploaded by user via Nicole on Pinterest   So, here’s the highlight of my 2012: – I moved back to the US—between getting new Visas, packing, coming, organizing new home, it took a LONG time. It was almost 4 months of craziness. – I met many new writer-friends! – I got together with my NA sisters and founded NA Alley. – I participated on all 4 rounds of ROW80. – I got an R&R. – I rewrote the first half of a book (around 40k words). –… Read more »

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Witch’s Nocturne by E.J. Wesley

Witch’s Nocturne by E.J. Wesley

I’m interrupting my blog break to share some exciting news:   ~Description~ After receiving an ancient tribal journal from her grandfather, Jenny is sent on a mission of discovery in an attempt to unravel clues to her family’s monster hunting past. The journey becomes more than academic when she is asked to confront a coven of dangerous witches who plan to cast an insidious spell on the plains of West Texas. Witch’s Nocturne is the second of the Moonsongs Books, a series of New Adult, paranormal-horror-action novelettes–with a Texas twist–by author E.J. Wesley.   ~Excerpt~   My fingers tapped out an excited, tuneless rhythm on the steering wheel as I drove Beauty, my licorice black 4×4 truck, across town. Maybe the… Read more »

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Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays!

Hey guys! My brother, his wife and my niece are visiting us from Brazil. They want me to take them to NYC (of course), Washington, and to ski—I haven’t skied in six year! But just checked my skis and poles and boots and they are shining like new … I just hope they work like new too! Anyway, I’m taking a blog break until the new year. I know, shocking, right? My first blog break EVER! And I’ll also be very quiet on twitter and FB, probably. Meanwhile, I wish you and your loved ones HAPPY HOLIDAYS! See you soon! Cheers,

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Cover Love: Dracian Legacy

Cover Love: Dracian Legacy

  Book Title: The Dracian Legacy – Book 1 (Dracian Legacy Trilogy) Genre: YA Paranormal Fantasy Romance Release Date: February 14th, 2013 Blog Tour Dates: February 12th, 2013 through March 15th, 2013 Availability: E-book and print format through self-publish Count Word: 85,000 Cover Designer: Regina Wamba at maeidesign.com Blurb: Ren and Axel are caught between two powerful magical races: one destined to end the bloodshed, the other out for vengeance. Seventeen-year-old Ren Pernell is prophesied to end the war between the Dracians and the Telalians. So when a Dracian, Axel Knight, is sent to find and bring back the prophesied one before she turns eighteen and Telalians discover of her existence, unexpected sparks start to fly between the two. Once Ren finds the truth… Read more »

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TTT: Top Ten Books I Read In 2012 (and my b’day!)

TTT: Top Ten Books I Read In 2012 (and my b’day!)

First, let me tell you something: TODAY IS MY BIRTHDAY! Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and The Bookish. Today’s topic is: Top Ten Books I Read In 2012   This will be hard. In no particular order, my very diverse list: 1. Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo 2. Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas 3. Easy by Tammara Webber 4. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins 5. Divergent by Veronica Roth 6. Seducing Cinderella by Gina L. Maxwell 7. Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins 8. Tempest by Julie Cross 9. Anew by Chelsea Fine 10. Going Too Far by Jennifer Echols And many others. Let’s not forget about my CP’s… Read more »

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Cover Love: Tainted

Cover Love: Tainted

THE TAINTED BACK COVER BLURB (from Goodreads): Even death can’t stop true love… After over four hundred years as a Guardian, Durk Langdon rebuked it all. Walked away from everything when his mate, Jessica, was brutally murdered. Yet he has no recollection of anything since that gruesome day. Nothing alleviates his longing for Jessica or his disdain for the Guardians until a former brother-in-arms joins him and his cause. Visions of his lost love start appearing in the most unlikely places, until Durk learns she survived. But when he sets out to find her, demonic obstacles he never could have imagined tear them apart. If only he had trusted her… **A portion of all proceeds donated to cancer research &… Read more »

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#ROW80 Check-in 12/16

#ROW80 Check-in 12/16

Hey friends! Welcome to my weekly ROW80 update! Here are my goals for the past week and how it went: Writing: just keep writing. Honestly, I don’t remember this week all that well. I remember critiquing a lot, then running around with interviews I needed to answer, guest posts I needed to write … I also got edits back from the novella that comes out in Feb and worked on that. Plus, everyone knows what happened on Friday and I just couldn’t get myself to focus on anything else that day. Reading: finish book #76 of the year, and finish critiquing CP’s manuscript. I read book #76, finished the CP’s manuscript, critiqued 65 pages of another CP’s ms, and 3000 words of another… Read more »

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Cover Love: Dream On

Cover Love: Dream On

You guys know my friend Renita Pizzitola, right? If you don’t, shame on you! She’s got a new book coming out next year and today is the cover reveal. Look how hot it is! Title: Dream On Author: Renita Pizzitola Genre: Paranormal/Romance Publisher: Lyrical Press Release Date: May 2013 Her quest begins when she closes her eyes. Emory Bennett owns a lucrative dreamwalking business. Trained in weaponry and Muay Thai, she spends her nights entering the dream realm resolving her clients’ nightmares, whatever they might be: bad guys, scary beasts, or the classic forgot-to-wear-my-pants nightmare. Her jobs get complicated when a gorgeous man keeps appearing requesting her help. Grayson, a fellow dreamwalker, is stuck in the dream realm while a… Read more »

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