Saturday, August 27, 2011

Prophecy Tour Winners!

Thank you to everyone that participated in our blog tour!  Your stories touched me and I thank you for sharing them with me.  I look forward to chatting with you more in the future!

And thank you to Deena and Gracen!  I adore you both and had a blast putting this together! 

Here is the moment that you've all been waiting for!


Day 1: $5 Amazon GC goes to Mindy

Day 2: $5 Amazon GC goes to Andrea

Day 3: Grand Prize goes to Nicole Hicks


Congrats ladies!!









Thursday, August 25, 2011

Prophecy Tour Final Day: Author Love

Welcome one and all to our PROPHECY TOUR, 2011! Gracen Miller, Deena Remiel, and I have teamed up to bring you three days of fascinating fun at all three of our websites. There's in-depth discussion of our craft, paranormal chit-chat, and promotions galore!

So, how does this work? All YOU need to do is read our posts and follow each day's rules to win prizes! At the end of each post are links to each of us that you can click on and follow. We hope you have fun, learn a bit more about us, and enjoy your experience. PROPHECY SAYS YOU WILL, SO WE SAY, GO WITH IT!







Today is the final day of our tour and it's all about showing some author love!  I was a fan of Deena and Gracen before I became a friend.  I was following both of their prequels on their blogs and eagerly awaiting the release of their books.  After many chats on FB a friendship was born!

I am so fortunate to have these two fabulous women in my life!  As a newbie writer, they are always available to offer me advice...and I gladly accept it!



First off I have to tell you that you will find yourself stalking Deena after reading Trinity.  Her angels are hot!  My only complaint is that I have to wait for Relic!  She can't write fast enough for me.

Angels are among us and they are here to battle evil and save our souls.

3 Protectors, 3 Warriors and 3 Saviors have manifested on earth.  They are known as the Brethren.  Whew...fanning myself just thinking about them! Grab a copy of Brethren Beginnings (you can see my review HERE) for an introduction to 3 of her other steamy angels.


Trinity is Michael's story.  He's one of the Protectors.  Michael is sent to help Emma and her daughter Hannah battle evil.  This book is beautifully written and will draw you in from start to finish.  I was up until the wee hours of the morning reading this. 

TRINITY BUY LINKS:

Amazon:
Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/s/trinity,-deena-remiel?store=ALLPRODUCTS&keyword=trinity%2C+deena+remiel


Head to Gracen's blog and start reading her Life Lessons.  If that doesn't convince you to run out and buy Pandora's Box, then you're going to miss out on a terrifying read!

Madison is a kick ass Mom who will do anything to protect her son.  Even if it means going up against the King of Hell!

Pandora's Box is a crazy ride that you won't want to get off!

This is the first Horromance that I've read and I love how it goes from gory to sexy without ruining the flow.  One minute I was saying "that's gross" and the next I was saying "that's hot".

When's the release date for Hell's Phoenix (Book 2) Gracen?  I need to know what happens next! Running off to stalk her!

PANDORA'S BOX BUY LINKS:

Decadent Publishing: http://www.decadentpublishing.com/product_info.php?products_id=326&osCsid=7c52d80c21c64fc48631007ce0c7bef8

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Pandoras-Box-Road-Hell-ebook/dp/B005HRSZRG/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1313969132&sr=8-3



As a thank you for following us on this tour we have a Grand Prize to offer!  I created custom pieces for Deena, Gracen and myself to offer to one lucky winner.


Brethren Bracelet

Pandora's Box Earrings
Elena's Paranormal Ring


Here are the rules:
You must comment on all 3 of our blog posts today to be eligible.  Be sure to leave an email address so we can contact you if you win.

Links to:

Deena's Blog 
Gracen's Blog

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Prophecy Tour Day 2: Night Visions Teaser


Welcome one and all to our PROPHECY TOUR, 2011! Gracen Miller, Deena Remiel, and I have teamed up to bring you three days of fascinating fun at all three of our websites. There's in-depth discussion of our craft, paranormal chit-chat, and promotions galore!

So, how does this work? All YOU need to do is read our posts and follow each day's rules to win prizes! At the end of each post are links to each of us that you can click on and follow. We hope you have fun, learn a bit more about us, and enjoy your experience. PROPHECY SAYS YOU WILL, SO WE SAY, GO WITH IT!





Night Visions is my current WIP.  Remember the contest I was talking about in my previous post?  The one where I had to create a character. Well this is the story that unfolded as a result of it.  I thought I would share a little teaser with you!



My name is Samantha Cade.  I used to be an average girl living her dream of writing, that is until some not so average things started happening to me.  It began with unexplained visions and voices in my head.  At first I thought I was losing my mind. Ready to book an extended stay in a padded room.  Then I realized they were trying to warn me.  The only problem is, I haven't figured out why. 

As if my world wasn't crazy enough, Ian Behr, has reappeared in my life.  Years ago he left without so much as a goodbye.  Now he's back and his past is shrouded in mystery.  If I'm going to survive, I'll need to guard my heart. 

Will Ian be my salvation or my demise? 



Up for grabs today is another $5 Amazon Gift Card.  Leave a comment below telling me about an experience that changed your life.  Don't forget to leave your email address so I can contact you if you win!


For more about Genre and a chance to win more prizes, stop by Gracen Miller and Deena Remiel's websites. 



Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Prophecy Tour Day 1: My Road to Writing


Welcome one and all to our PROPHECY TOUR, 2011! Gracen Miller, Deena Remiel, and I have teamed up to bring you three days of fascinating fun at all three of our websites. There's in-depth discussion of our craft, paranormal chit-chat, and promotions galore!

So, how does this work? All YOU need to do is read our posts and follow each day's rules to win prizes! At the end of each post are links to each of us that you can click on and follow. We hope you have fun, learn a bit more about us, and enjoy your experience. PROPHECY SAYS YOU WILL, SO WE SAY, GO WITH IT!





You always hear authors say that since they were a child, they dreamed about being an author. That they have piles of notebooks under their bed of all the amazing tales they created through the years. And then there's my story. I became a writer because I wanted to win a book. Funny how things happen.

I had entered a contest on an author's blog that asked you to create a character and you would be entered to win a copy of the author's book. Cool. Sounded like fun, and I really wanted her book.  So I began to create a character and his love interest.

Not only did I create a character, but I created a monster as well. This couple would not leave me alone. They wanted me to finish their story. They followed me everywhere. To the grocery store, the bathroom, they even invaded my dreams. Nothing was off limits to them. They were actually extremely annoying.

So one night, while on an author's chat, an author asked if I was an author. I responded “no, but I had these characters that nagged me constantly to write their story.” She told me to go for it. Write it down and see what happens. So I did. I wrote 20K in less than two months. I couldn't believe it. The story spilled out and my book was almost complete. Almost.

As a newbie author still honing her craft, I had hundreds of questions swirling through my mind and no idea where to find the answers.

Fortunately I found an amazing writing sister! We share our insecurities about writing, bounce ideas off of each other and give each other the nudge we need to keep plugging away.

We discovered each other in our book group. We both write paranormal and are working on our first novel, so it seemed only natural for us to work together and critique our books. Our first collaborative phone conversation lasted for hours! It was nice to know that the things I was struggling with in my writing, were also things that she was struggling with. If I was stuck on a plot point, she would talk it through with me until I could come up with a solution and vice versa. As a new author, I didn't know what were normal fears or struggles. Now I had someone to share that with.

We are our own worst critic. Thankfully I have a critique partner that I click with. When I begin to doubt myself, she gives me the boost I need to keep plugging away. All authors need their very own cheerleader. And did I mention chat is our lifeline? We constantly check in with each other to see where we are with our writing. We are chatting online as I type this. It's nice to know that even though we are miles from each other, we can hop on and connect at any time. 

The friendships that I've developed since I began writing are what keep me motivated and on track. They are invaluable. I wouldn't have progressed as far as I have without them. If any of us need help, everyone steps up to offer support and guidance. There is no competition here. If one of us succeeds we all succeed! There isn't a more rewarding feeling than seeing your friend's book released and helping promote and review it.

That's why I'm honored to participate in this tour with Deena and Gracen!



For your chance to win a $5 Amazon Gift Card, let me know who is the one person that keeps you on track.  Be sure to leave your email address with your comment so I can contact you if you win.



For more on craft head over to Gracen Miller and Deena Remiel's Website.