The One by Heather Self

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Heather Self is revealing the cover for her anticipated novel, The One. I'm really looking forward to this novel. I love the premise, and the blurb has me hooked!


The cover is gorgeous, isn’t it?




Stranded on Earth four thousand years they’ve waited for the arrival of the One: some to save her, others to kill her. With her birth, the ancient prophecy could at last be fulfilled and the doorway between the worlds would open. Those who know the prophecy believe this event occurred almost eighteen years ago, and now, they'll stop at nothing to find her.

Seventeen-year-old Eveline has lived her entire life on the move and she hates it. She knows her parents believe she’s the One, and they've done whatever it takes to stay one step ahead of those who want her dead. But Eveline isn't fully convinced that her parents' beliefs match her own. What she does believe is that Leadville, Colorado may be the chance she's been waiting for. The chance to be somewhere safe. The chance for her to make friends and have fun. The chance to finally date a guy. The chance to be a normal girl, at least as normal as possible for someone not human. 


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Wishing for Someday Soon

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Today, I have the honor of hosting part of the blog hop for Tiffany King's brand new book! You guys, I can't wait to read this book. I've heard so many great things from the early readers, that I know it's going to knock my socks off. So, without further ado, here is a little about Wishing for Someday Soon.



Seventeen year old Katelyn Richards is a stronger person than anyone will ever know, and that is just the way she wants it. Behind her normal fa├žade, lies the reality of a broken home life. Thanks to her abusive mother, a string of deadbeat stepfathers, and an unsympathetic system, Katelyn has learned that the only one she can count on is herself. Her life’s mission has become to shield her nine year old brother, Kevin, and to give him the future that they both wish for. A life with no more abuse, no worries about where their next meal will come from, and no more wondering if they will have a roof over their heads.
When her mother moves them again, this time to a small town in Montana, Katelyn’s resolve is shaken when she meets Max, a cute boy from her new school who gets a glimpse into her real world. Max slowly manages to break through Katelyn’s wall of distrust, stirring up feelings she never saw coming. Now with her world more complicated than she ever intended, Katelyn struggles with the decision to follow her heart into the arms of the first boy she has ever loved. A decision that could risk the promise she made to protect Kevin, and to give them the ‘someday soon’ that is so close within their grasp.

Here's a little excerpt! Pay attention, because there will be a chance to win some great stuff at the end!

“What are you doing out here?” I asked.
“They’re fighting,” he said, not needing to elaborate.
“Ugh, are you sure?” I asked, seeing our chance of a decent dinner slowly slipping away.
“Yeah, they were quiet at first, but they’ve gotten louder.”
“Well, crap,” I muttered, trying to come up with a game plan. “Why don’t you go sit in the car since it’s chilly out here? I’ll go see how bad it is.”
He nodded, heading to the car. We both hated when Lucinda fought with whomever she was hooked up with because the fights always seemed to turn volatile. Kevin hated the fights because the yelling hurt his ears. I hated them because most times they turned physical, and I hated having to step in. Getting hit was not my idea of a fun time, but more often than not I always got caught in the crossfire. It was one thing to suffer Lucinda’s wrath if I pissed her off, but it really sucked to get caught in a fight that had nothing to do with me. 

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Transfer Student by Laura Elliot

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

TRANSFER STUDENT EBOOK RELEASE DAY!
Two Worlds • Two Teens • One Wish
Rhoe and Ashley would never be friends.
Even if they lived on the same planet.
But, they’ll become so much more.
They’ll transfer.

Earthling Ashley’s world revolves around winning daily popularity contests at Beverly Hills High School and surfing competitions with sweet scholarship prizes that will finally help her break free of her control-freak mother. Ashley never loses. Ashley never wishes on stars. But that changes when her senior class takes a field trip to the Griffith Observatory where conflicting feelings about her predatory best frenemy Tiffany causes Ashley to throw away her own carefully-crafted Queen of B.H.H.S. title under the bus.
Meanwhile on planet Retha, Rhoe misses his dad, loves his mom’s home-cooked Glechy crag with a side of ory sauce, is desperate to heal his sick brother and wants more than anything to win The Retha New Invention Competition. He and his best friend Yuke have worked for the past two years constructing the teleporting telescope Rhoe started building with his dad before he died in an airboarding accident. Rhoe’s never kissed a girl. Rhoe’s hero is the eccentric physicist, Ramay. But that changes when the telescope teleports Rhoe across the universe with an unintended side effect, Ashley and Rhoe transfer. They swap lives when they make the same wish at the same time.
Popular-surfer-turned-boy-geek alien Ashley must handle life on Retha as Rhoe complete with webbed feet, low-gravity, and an obsession with Yuke, all the while being hunted by Rethan spies and resenting her hairy, flat chest. Boy-geek-turned-popular-surfer Rhoe must fit in at Beverly Hills High School as Ashley, compete in The Laguna Beach Invitational without becoming shark food, dodge boys’ affections, cool his preoccupation with Tiffany and his new body, on his quest to find the healing rocks he believes will save his brother’s life.
If only it were that simple. Some wishes can’t come true. Some have to.
EXCERPT:
Yuke catches up to me. We walk side-by-side in silence through the Golden Meadow. The airboard launch, a sort of gigantic upside-down slide, peeks over a row of Truffula Trees.
      “Listen, there are three things you have to remember about soaring. You’ll never soar if your mind is on the ground. Put it up on The Ridge,” Yuke says, pointing to a purple-blue mountain ahead of us. “Rhoe taught me that.”
   The way he says Rhoe I know it’s happened. He knows. He really knows I’m not Rhoe, I’m…Ashley. It’s sunk in. Finally. I stop walking and can hardly breathe. It’s the first time he’s ever seen the real me, and his gaze warms me down to my frog feet. Yuke spots the question in my eyes.
   “The Ridge of No Return,” he says with a small smile, “It’s the prime place to catch air. But beware The Devil’s Grip. Soar too high and you’ll be caught in The Grip and lost to The Other Side. Forever.”
   He misreads the question in my eyes. Again. I shiver thinking about The Grip and dying in the mythic ice and snow of The Other Side. I stare at my hideous frog feet, my peds. I don’t care about The Ridge. There’s only one person I care about. One boy I’ll never have. Yuke.
   “What else?” I ask, peering deeper into Yuke’s alien eyes.
   “You’ve got to feel the beat of the wind in your peds. Surrender to the air. And know, deep in your hearts, no one is its master.”
   I hear and don’t hear every word Yuke says. For the first time in my life I can’t speak. I can’t take my eyes off Yuke, now that he knows I’m not Rhoe. He wouldn’t be telling his best friend, an Astral, how to airboard unless he knows I’m Ashley, someone who doesn’t know much about soaring.
   “Your catchers will always stop you if you fall,” Yuke says, filling the silence between us. He raises his arms above his head. Delicate wings expand out from under his arms. Thin pinkish-purple skin stretches over delicate, long bones. No feathers at all. Just smooth, glimmering skin. And it’s crazy. A week ago I wouldn’t even look twice at a guy with a big nose, but now, I’m hot for an alien. With wings.
   I have to touch him. It’s beyond wanting to. The way Yuke spreads his wings makes his pecs flare and his biceps seize. He’s beyond gorgeous. The way his sheer wings take to the breeze makes Yuke more unreal than he already is to me. He’s everything I never wanted and everything I can’t live without. It feels like we’re the only souls in the universe. The look in his golden exotic eyes melts my ability to stay away from him.
   “You can’t be real,” I say taking a few steps closer to him, holding my hand out to touch his wing. Waiting for him to let me. To know it’s OK. He flexes and lets his head fall back a little inviting my touch. I lay my alien fingers on his smooth taught skin, and run them over his wing’s thin hollow bones. My eyes fill with tears. His wings flutter in a breeze. He’s beautiful.
   Yuke sticks his chest out and when he drops his arms his catchers vanish back into his biceps. “I can’t let you soar. Not now,” he says, the crowd cheers just beyond the trees.
   Only then do I remember where we are. What we’re here to do. A band begins to play a set of songs. The crowd beyond the row of trees cheers again and again.
   “I have to. I’m doing this for Rhoe,” I say.
   Yuke puts his hand on my shoulder. I shudder.
   “And for me,” I say.
   Yuke’s golden eyes focus only on mine, on the Earthling inside of this alien body.
   “And for you,” I say, feeling the beat of my hearts in my throat. “We’re going to win this damn thing.”


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Springing Into Books!

Monday, March 19, 2012





Welcome to the Spring into Books Hop hosted by 



Mandie from eReadingonthecheap.com and Beckvalleybooks.blogspot.com are hosting a fun hop with lots of chances to win cool book related prizes. I decided to join in on the fun, because, well, I love to do giveaways! They are so much fun! 

So, you want to know the good, right? What am I giving away? Well, I'm giving away a signed copy of Mortal Obligation and some fun swag! Two book cover magnets and some swag from my fellow members of The Paranormal Plumes Society! If you look at the small card at the bottom, it is signed by the likes of Abbi Glines, Shelly Crane, M. Leighton, Tiffany King, C.A. Kunz, Laura Elliot, Amy Jones, Courtney Cole, and Fisher Amelie! (On the opposite side of the card is the Paranormal Plumes logo.) 


Here's your chance! Fill out the rafflecopter below. Good luck and be sure to check out the other blogs on the hop. There are some great prizes to be won!




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When will Immortal Grave ever be ready?!

Friday, March 16, 2012

I know that many of you have been asking about when Immortal Grave would be available. Here's the thing. Sometimes, a book takes a little longer than planned. There are a lot of reasons for that and some of them are out of my control. At this point, I hope to have my book to my (spectacular, amazing, talented) Super Editor in a week or so. Once the book goes to Anne, it will take a week or so to go through edits. DEPENDING on a lot of things. This could change; it could be less time, or more. I just can't tell you until after we go through it. Then, the book has to be formatted. Since I am *terrible* at formatting, I pay a profession to do it for me. And trust me, it's for you guys too! But, that means that I am at the mercy of their schedule, too. Technology and I have a love hate relationship. Mostly, I hate formatting and it hates me.

So, Immortal Grave will be out soon, but it will not be in March. I'm sorry for that. To avoid any confusion in the future, I will not be giving exact dates for releases. Round about ideas, like Spring, Summer, or Fall will be the closest that I get to giving an exact date. I know that might make you angry, frustrated, and you might call me bad names. *Whoosah* I'm not doing it to make you angry. Instead, I'm doing it so that you aren't mad at me if I have to push a date back some. I hate disappointing you guys. I really, really do. For those of you that know me personally, you know that what I am saying is very true. Guilt eats at me.

See, I could set a date months later than I think it will actually release. I could sit on the book and wait for that date to roll around and then publish it. Or, I can work my butt off and try to get it out as quickly as possible. Then it will be more like a happy surprise when it's ready. I will let you know when it's with my editor, when it's being formatted, and when it's been uploaded to all of the different sites. However, I will not tell you an exact date. The only way to have an exact date is to have the book done early and then to wait to publish it. This works for some people, but I honestly hate having a book ready and not getting it out there for my readers.

I hope that you guys understand.

And, to leave you on a happy note...

Defiance by Shelly Crane

Friday, March 9, 2012




''One thing was certain in my mind; change was necessary and the truth was always the best option, but that didn’t mean that it was going to be a painless journey…''
- Maggie


 In the third installment of the Significance series, we begin with Maggie and Caleb in the clutches of a new enemy; the Virtuoso council. Not only do they have to deal with the consequences of taking the lives of the Watsons and the council attempting to take Maggie away to keep their precious Visionary safe, but they must deal with Marla as well. All are determined to undermine, control and use Caleb and Maggie's rare gifts for their own uses, some wish to destroy them entirely. Then Maggie's father and Bish are threatened but the council forbids the presense of humans. Peter and the family fight and stand beside them every step of the way to save Maggie's father, to keep Caleb and Maggie together when the corrupted council is so set on keeping them apart and to stop Marla and whatever she has up her sleeve. Then Maggie has the shock of her life when she discovers something about her real father. It may change everything for everyone. Stay tuned as the story continues.



Okay guys.  Here’s the thing. I’m a HUGE Shelly Crane fan.  I heart the Significance series in a big way. And the best part? I’ve hung out with her! She is just as sweet and funny as you would think. A Paranormal Plume! 
I have to tell you, I’m a teensy bit jealous of all of my readers because…

I’m giving away an e-ARC of Defiance! *insert squealing here!* 

All you have to do, is follow my blog, leave your name, email address, and a short message telling me why you want to read Defiance. Saturday morning I will use random.org to pick a lucky winner.

Good Luck!



***Congratulations JessEmmaZack! I've sent your email address to Shelly and you should hear from her soon! Enjoy :) ***

Kony 2012

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

No, I don't post political campaigns.

I do post things that I care about, and I care about having Joseph Kony held accountable for his crimes against humanity.

I care about the 30,000+ children that have been slaughtered, the children that have been raped, mutilated, and abused in unimaginable ways.

I care that right now, politicians are arguing about birth control, 'promising' lower gas prices, and throwing insults in the media, while Kony continues to commit despicable crimes.

The point is: I care.

And I hope you do too.

Please take thirty minutes to watch this video. Really watch it and consider what is going on in this world. If these things happened in the US, Canada, or the UK the world would be up in arms. They should be for the children of Africa as well. They just don't know it yet. So, watch the video. If you are unmoved and don't care, then you will have only wasted 30 mins of your time. If you do care, see how you can help.

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