Hey friends! Welcome to my weekly ROW80 update!
First, let me tell you about what has been happening over here. Well, I’ve been quite busy … Destiny Gift just released and the blog tour is close, so I’m writing guest posts and interviews right and left. And we’re moving this next week. We bought a house and I’ve been running up and down organizing everything (asking documents from Brazil, translating them, home insurance, transferring the electric and cable accounts, organizing the moving per se, and all else that it involves). So, I foresee almost no writing this next week.
Here are my goals for the past week and how it went:
- Participate of CampNaNo. It’s going …
- Writing: continue writing Breaking the Reins. I think I wrote only a little over 2k this week. But I also reread the 25k words I already have and revised them a bit …
- Reading: keep up with Goodreads challenge. Done.
- Social media: Twitter: try to be present, but not too much. Blog: post a couple of times. Done.
- Exercising: at least 3x. Only 2x. With the moving, birthday parties, and walk-throughs, I barely had time to write. And write is more important than exercising lol
My goals for the next week:
- Participate of CampNaNo
- Writing: keep writing Breaking the Reins.
- Reading: keep up with Goodreads challenge.
- Social media: Twitter: try to be present, but not too much. Blog: post a couple of times.
- Exercising: none.
Like I said above, this week is going to be crazy because of the closing and moving, so I kept it realistic: I doubt I can get any exercising done, and I know I’ll write only a little =(
On my blogs (this one and NA Alley) this week:
– Interview With Travis “Mad Dog” Maddox from Walking Disaster and Beautiful Disaster
– Featured Book of the Month: The Burning of Isobel Key by Jen McConnel (giveaway!)
– Announcement: Pitch Contest with Spencer Hill Press
– Vote for the next book on the Alley Reads!
– Cover Love: The Trouble with Goodbye by Sarra Cannon
– Cover Love: The Faerie Prince by Rachel Morgan
Oh, don’t forget that my novel Destiny Gift is out!
Have a great week, guys!
Giselle from Xpresso Book Tours is organizing the cover reveal of BREAKING THE REINS, set to go live on April 25th. You can sign up here: http://www.xpressobooktours.com/2013/04/cover-reveal-sign-up-breaking-reins-by.html
If you want to help me, but can’t post that day, sign up anyway and post it whenever you can after the set date ;)
BREAKING THE REINS
Genre: NA contemporary romance
Word Count: 70,000
Release date: August/2013
Cover by: Sarah Hansen – Okay Creations
Horses, mansions, tea parties, and lies are twenty-year-old Hannah Taylor’s life. To others, her family and her relationship with Eric is perfect. But she knows the truth. She lives it.
After a fire takes her grandma’s life and kills her horse, Hannah’s immaculate life spirals out of control. Her father disapproves of her decision to run her grandma’s ranch instead of focusing solely on learning the family business; Animal Control brings her Argus, a mistreated horse that she can’t turn away even though she’s not ready for another horse; and her boyfriend, Eric Bennett, a world famous polo player, becomes possessive and authoritarian. Despite her best efforts to disguise it, Hannah grows wary of him.
Then, Leonardo Fernandes struts onto the polo scene. A cocky rookie with a messy life of his own, he’s drawn to Hannah and isn’t afraid of showing it, even when Eric makes it clear she is his and he’ll do whatever it takes to keep it that way. Hannah suffers for Eric’s jealousy. The abuse only gets worse when Leo steals the title of best polo player in the world from Eric.
But the title isn’t enough for Leo. He wants Hannah too, and she can’t deny her attraction to him either. Somehow, she must find a way to break free from abusive Eric before he breaks every bone in her body.
Oh, and there will be a teaser too … with swoon-worthy pic and all ;)
I can’t wait to share this one with you!
Author: Rachel Morgan
Publication Date: May 30th 2013
Guardian trainee Violet Fairdale is just weeks away from one of the most important occasions of her life: graduation. After messing up big time by bringing a human into the fae realm, Vi needs to step up her game and forget about Nate if she hopes to graduate as the top guardian of her year. Everything would be fine if she wasn’t forced to partner with Ryn, her ex-friend, ex-enemy, current ‘sort of friend’. They might be trying to patch up their relationship, but does she really want to spend a week undercover with him for their final assignment? On top of that, the possibly-insane Unseelie Prince is still on the loose, free to ‘collect’ as many specially talented faeries as he can find—and Vi is still at the top of his list. Add in faerie queens, enchanted storms, complicated not-just-friends feelings, and a murder within the Guild itself, and graduation is about to become the least of Vi’s problems.
Add THE FAERIE PRINCE to your to-read list on Goodreads.
If you haven’t yet read the first book in the Creepy Hollow series, THE FAERIE GUARDIAN, you can find it at the following places:
To connect with the author, visit Rachel Morgan’s blog.
Title: The Trouble With Goodbye
Author: Sarra Cannon
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Age Group: New Adult
Cover Designer: Okay Creations
Reveal organized by: AToMR Tours
Expected release: May 2013
One night can change everything…
Two years ago, Leigh Anne Davis shocked everyone in tiny Fairhope, Georgia when she broke up with her wealthy boyfriend to attend an Ivy League university a thousand miles away. At school, she finds a happiness and independence she’s never known.
Until one terrifying night takes it all away from her.
With no place else to go, Leigh Anne heads home to reclaim her old life. A life she worked so hard to escape. On the outside, she seems like the same girl everyone has always known. But deep inside, she’s hiding a terrible secret.
That’s when she meets Knox Warner, a troubled newcomer to Fairhope. His eyes have the same haunted look she sees every day in the mirror, and when she’s near him, the rest of the world fades away. But being with Knox would mean disappointing everyone all over again. If she wants to save what’s left of her old life, she has no choice but to say goodbye to him forever.
Only, the trouble with goodbye is that sometimes it’s about courage and sometimes it’s about fear. And sometimes you’re too broken to know the difference until it’s too late.
About the Author:
Sarra Cannon grew up in a small town in Georgia where she learned that being popular always comes at a price. She is the author of the young adult paranormal Peachville High Demons series, which she first began self-publishing in October of 2010. Since the series began, Sarra has sold over 120,000 copies and recently signed a contract with Sea Lion Books to create a graphic novel adaptation of Beautiful Demons, the first book in the series.
Sarra lives in North Carolina with her amazing husband, her new baby boy, and her teeny tiny Pomeranian, Snickerdoodle.