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Friday the 13th!

Happy Friday the 13th!!

Today is the official release day for my book,┬áFlashpoint, and I am beside myself with excitement! The launch went far better than I could have ever imagined, meaning that my sales chart didn’t flatline on Day One (woot!). For my number crunching writer friends out there who need stats just as much as oxygen, I had 47 preorders plus one return (haha, you’re not yet an author until you’ve gotten your first return! ­čśÇ ), so 46 preorders total from February 23rd – March 13th. And I don’t even know all of them! Or even half of them! How cool is that? So my preorder saw about 2-3 books per day, not too shabby. This morning I also had my first two borrows through Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited program.

In other wonderful book related news, this week I received my first round of Flashpoint paperback copies. There’s nothing quite like holding something you’ve worked so hard to create┬áin your hands for the first time. The cover art looks phenomenal in print, thank you Heather┬áfor the wonderful work you did!! I think baby Belle (my wonderful ten-month old daughter) is a tad bit jealous of its fine glossy finish ­čśŤ┬áDon’t worry, I got the drool off the covers before any harm was done!

So enough about my writing. How about reading? Anyone reading anything good right now? I’m recovering from a pretty severe case of book commitment issues myself. The good man A.G. Riddle has been the key to pulling myself out of my little reader’s crisis. I’ve been eyeing his most recent book┬áDeparture┬áfor some time now, but finally took the plunge to give it a fair shot, and so far it’s gone far above and beyond my expectations. At the moment the book is ranked number one in the sub-genres of “technothrillers” and “time travel,” and it has 918 five star reviews. 918! If it keeps distracting me from my own writing like it has been, you can be sure it’ll have 919 five star reviews before the day is over! So check it out. It’s good. You’ll just have to take my word for it, because I’ve become such a fangirl after the last hundred pages or so, that anything I say about the plot and characters will just come out in a series of excited noises with maybe some jumping up and down and frantic hand waving. And baby Belle is napping, so… I probably shouldn’t┬ágo about raising the proper ruckus┬áDeparture┬árightly deserves!

Other books sitting at the tippy top of my To-Read Pile are (not in any particular order):
Meta by Tom Reynolds (YA superhero)
The First Ark: Deathless Prequel by Chris Fox (Isis, Osiris, Arks, oh my!)
I Bring the Fire Part I by C. Gockel (urban fantasy starring norse god Loki)
Mirrorfall by Grace McDermott (apparently if sci-fi and urban fantasy had a baby, this would be it)
The Prophecy (Bakkian Chronicles) by Jeffrey Poole (my 1st impression is maybe like┬áThe Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, but for adults? We shall see…)
The Emperor’s Edge by Lindsay Buroker (steampunk fantasy)

So, that should keep me busy during, you know, all of my downtime between my “grown-up” job; our kitchen renovation; taking care of my baby, husband, and house; and writing books. All ten minutes of it ­čśÇ

What do you all have going on? Reading any good books? Making progress on any of your own writing? Send me a message, I love to meet new people! And if you don’t have time to chat, but do want to be notified when my next book is available,┬áconsider it done. You can sign up for my newsletter to the right and you’ll be one of the very first to know just as soon as my next book is ready to go! Don’t worry, I’m more of a marathon-pace writer (one of the slow ones) than a sprint-pace writer, so you’ll only get an email probably once every two months or so (if I’m feeling especially zippy and on target). Until then, if you haven’t already, you can check out my big debut,┬áFlashpoint,┬áhere on Amazon.

Thanks for stopping by my blog, you are awesome!

About Me

About me...hmm...for a writer, I don't know why these are always so difficult! Let's start with the basics then. I live on a beach somewhere, and I actually really do like long walks with my toes in the sand (unless its cold, and believe me, my beach is one that gets cold!). I like wine and reading, and I especially┬álike enjoying the two at the same time. I live with my husband and baby girl in an old house a few blocks from the ocean; the darn thing was built to survive hurricanes, but not really to accommodate for modern conveniences, so we're fixing it up project by project. For last valentines day, we hacked a hole in our vintage red formica kitchen counter tops and got a dishwasher!! I wonder how we're going to top that this year... ­čśÇ

I've been writing since as long as I can remember...(insert generic paragraph about writers who have been writing "since as long as they can remember" and hit fast forward...annnnd...hit play). So now I'm writing speculative fiction with "new adult" characters. For those of you who might not be familiar with the term "spec fiction," it encompasses any fiction with supernatural, fantastical, or futuristic elements. The series I will be kicking off here in the spring of 2015 is called the Guardian Series, which is a delicious mix of urban fantasy, superheroes, and genetic engineering. I have a second series I hope to start releasing in early 2016, but its still in the super-top-secret planning stages, so all I can say is that it's gonna be EPIC.

If you want to be notified when I have a new book coming out, or if you would like the opportunity to join my reader review team and get ARCs (advance review copies) to beta read and review, hit up my mailing list to the right. I like spam just as much as the next person, so I can promise you that I will guard your email fiercely and loyally, just as I hope you do with mine!

I look forward to keeping up with you guys! Stay tuned for my debut release of the Guardian Series: "Flash Point," coming in March (fingers crossed).