Monthly Archives: October 2013

What’s Up Wednesday

The lovelies Jaime Morrow and Erin Funk came up with the WHAT’S UP WEDNESDAY meme. Here’s Jaime’s explanation about it: “It’s similar in some respects to the Currently… post, but it’s been whittled down to only four headings to make it quicker and more manageable on a weekly basis. You’re invited to join us if you’re looking for something to blog about, a way to let your blog friends know what’s been going on with you.”

Whats up Wednesday

 

WHAT I’M READING

I didn’t touch  Origin by Jennifer L. Armentrout this week … I want to, I just don’t feel like it … And I’ve read The Only One by my friend Magan Vernon, and began Frostbite by Lynn Rush last night.

 

WHAT I’M WRITING

I should finish revising Soul Oath (The Everlast Trilogy #2) and Cup of Life (The Everlast Trilogy #2.5) today or tomorrow, and then I’ll send it back to my editor. After that, I’ll probably jot down some ideas for a novel I want to rewrite that have been in my mind, and then I’ll go back to writing Playing Pretend – I have 25k words down and it should be other 30-35k to finish.

 

WHAT INSPIRES ME RIGHT NOW

I bought a Zumba game for my PS3 and I’m very excited about that! I was a ballerina for 20 years  and I love, love dancing. I miss it so much, so Zumba is a great way of exercising AND doing something I like. Dancing is really good to my soul …

Legend of Korra! Oh my God, now that’s a TV show! I love the characters – all of them, I love the plot, the setting, the mystery, the background … it’s perfect. The only thing I have to complaint is about the length. It’s only 24 minutes! And the ending of the last two episodes killed me …

 

WHAT ELSE I’VE BEEN UP TO

Like I said, I’ve been “playing” Zumba. It’s super fun and a great workout.

Last night, I switched my iPhone 4s to a iphone 5s so it’s like having a new toy …

My kid takes 4 classes at a local dance studio (ballet, jazz/tap, hip hop and acrobatics) and they have a Winter Follies recital in December – her previous studio didn’t have that, only the recital in May, and she’s very excited about it. And mommy is ready to take a bunch of pictures!

 

I took the liberty of adding another part to this meme:

WHAT’S UP ON MY BLOG

These are my blog’s posts from the past week:

Cover Love: Entwine by Rebecca Berto
Cover Love: Dragon’s Game by E.J. Wesley
Book Blitz: The Only One by Magan Vernon
Cover Love: The Star Catcher by Stephanie Keyes
Book Blitz: I Am Yours by Faith Sullivan

 

Now tell me, WHAT’S UP WITH YOU?

Don’t forget to stop by Jaime’s post and check out the linky list of the awesome writers who are participating of this meme!

Cheers,

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Cover Love: Entwine

 

Entwine - Rebecca Berto - eBook

Cover by: Berto Designs

Releasing in late November 2013 

Sarah Langham’s life was the epitome of normal until her dad slept with another woman when she was sixteen. It ripped her family apart.

Twenty-two-year-old Sarah has it together, though.

Waiting at the train station to go home from her first day of her first proper job out of university, she spots a man.

He is an enigma to her. She’s drawn to him, with his square jaw; buzz of hair; and his tall, solid frame, seen under the contours of his business suit. And he’s been looking at her, too. Fate pulls them together that night on a whirlwind date, exceeding anything Sarah’s experienced before. He’s even more into her than she’s into him. Finally, she wants to trust a guy for the first time since she was sixteen.

But then they discover something.

Something that meant they were never two strangers at a train station.

And it threatens to tear their future apart before it, really, ever begins.

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18467906-entwine

 

Entwine teaser 1 - Rebecca Berto

 

 

About the Author Rebecca Berto - author photo - June 2013

Rebecca Berto writes stories about love and relationships. She gets a thrill when her readers are emotional reading her books, and gets even more of a kick when they tell her so. She’s strangely imaginative, spends too much time on her computer, and is certifiably crazy when she works on her fiction.

Rebecca Berto lives in Melbourne, Australia with her boyfriend and their doggy.

Website/blog: http://rebeccaberto.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RebeccaBertoAuthor

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/rebeccaberto

Twitter: https://twitter.com/rebeccaberto

Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/rebeccaberto

 

Cheers,

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Cover Love: Dragon’s Game

EJ Wesley - Moonsongs - DRAGONS GAME FINAL

Available Monday, October 22nd!

 

Jenny Moonsong recently inherited the title of “monster hunter” and an ancient tribal journal/how-to manual passed down by her Apache ancestors. She has already faced a werewolf, witches, and a troll. But nothing could prepare her for her latest confrontation…

Dragon’s Game, Moonsongs Book 4, finds Jenny out of her rural West Texas element, searching for an evil witch in an urban Houston nightclub. After attempting to help a handsome and mysterious stranger out of a jam, she finds herself on the run from a ruthless gang who are even more dangerous than they initially appear.

Forced into a twisted game of life and death, Jenny must navigate the complexity of a budding relationship, and somehow survive a night filled with unexpected horror and paranormal mystery.

Dragon’s Game is approximately 14,000 words or 45 pages, and is the fourth volume of the Moonsongs Books, an ongoing series of New Adult, speculative / urban fantasy novelettes by author E.J. Wesley.

(These stories contain language and content better suited for readers 17+)

 

~Moonsongs Series List~

Blood Fugue, Moonsongs Book 1

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Witch’s Nocturne, Moonsongs Book 2

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Dark Prelude, Moonsongs Book 3

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Dragon’s Game, Moonsongs Book 4

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Moonsongs, Anthology 1 (Collecting books 1, 2, & 3)

Paperback & eBook – Amazon / eBook – B&N

 

Praise for the Moonsongs series:

“You won’t find any romantic, skinny, sparkling werewolves here. What you will find is something scary and atmospheric like King’s “Cycle of the Werewolf” that will leave you wanting more.” Michael Offutt, author of Slipstream

“– a tense story with some unique elements. A very good read!” Alex J. Cavanaugh, Amazon Bestselling Author of CassaFire and CassaStar

“–reminds me of t.v. episodes; short, sweet, resolved in under an hour. But I’m talking good, interesting t.v.. The kind that draws you in and leaves you eagerly awaiting next week’s episode.” Books & Things Blog

“The writing is amazing – even in just a few short pages, you can see that right off the bat. It really engages you in the story and keeps you reading along until the end.” Missy’s Reads & Reviews Blog

“Blood Fugue has one of those endings that you least expect, giving it that “OMG” reaction.” Insane About Books Blog

“His action scenes are thrilling, sometimes cringe-worthy. No doubt I spent the entire read curled over my computer not wanting it to end.” robgirlbooks, Amazon Review

 

Add Dragon’s Game to your Goodreads shelf!

And for a limited time, you can catch up on the entire Moonsongs series for just .99 cents (regularly $2.99) – Moonsongs Anthology 1 is on sale October 15th – 20th at Amazon and Barnes & Noble!

 

About the Author:EJ

Growing up in small-town Oklahoma, there were limits on the amount and types of entertainment at my disposal. Perhaps that’s why I set my imagination free. After collecting degrees in psychology and counseling, life brought me to Missouri, Texas, and Northern California—where I currently read, write, and live. I fill my spare time playing video games, watching movies, planning for the zombie apocalypse, reading graphic novels, and playing with my dogs.

My passion for New Adult literature led me to producing the weekly New Adult Lit Chat on Twitter, and contributing to the NA Alley Blog. I’m also the author of the Moonsongs Books, a series of New Adult, speculative-rural fantasy novelettes.

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Cheers,

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Book Blitz: The Only One

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THE ONLY ONE Synopsis:
Honor student, manager at the campus coffee shop, owner of an impressive sweater collection – Melanie Wilder has it all together. Then John “John Boy” Walden strolls into her life wearing nothing more than an impish grin and all-too-revealing loin cloth.Soon, make-out sessions replace homework, lust triumphs over work. And to further crumble her perfect world, an unexpected phone call threatens to take away everything she’s worked for.Now, as Melanie struggles to pick up the pieces, she realizes that John may be the only one to put her life back together…unless he shatters it first.**This is not a sequel to The Only Exception. It’s a companion novel with two characters from the first book. You don’t need to read The Only Exception to understand this book.**

 

SPECIAL “ONE WEEK ONLY” SALE: 

To celebrate the release of The Only One, Magan is placing it and her previous book, The Only Exception, on a “one week” sale for .99 cents each! I have attached a graphic for you if you’d like to help us spread the word.

 

THE ONLY ONE Amazon link: http://amzn.to/1aasI39
THE ONLY ONE B&N link: http://bit.ly/19zOHj6
THE ONLY EXCEPTION Amazon link: http://amzn.to/1b5aAdd
THE ONLY EXCEPTION B&N link:  http://bit.ly/19RdeRi

 

Magan Vernon’s Bio:Magan
Magan Vernon is a Young Adult and New Adult writer who lives with her family in the insurance capital of the world. When not writing she spends her time fighting over fake boyfriends via social media. You can find her online at www.maganvernon.com.

Website: http://www.thepunchingbagfightsback.blogspot.com/
Facebook Fan Page:  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Author-Magan-Vernon/215620155165079
Twitter:  https://twitter.com/MaganVernon
Goodreads:  http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5237606.Magan_Vernon 

GIVEAWAY: 
Magan is giving away a necklace, edited “chapter 14”, and a coverflat with the playlist, handwritten.
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Cheers,

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