Monday, April 29, 2013

Shadow Embraced Release

Yay!!! A lot of work has gone into preparing Shadow Embraced for publication and I'm pleased to announce that today it is officially available :D

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No escape. 

Those words haunt Scar's dreams. She thinks the creature that terrorises her while asleep isn't real, but when she's abducted and taken to a reform school meant to contain creatures too dangerous to function in society, she starts to wonder whether she isn't some monster. 

 She turns to an underground fight club full of vampires, werewolves and witches established by the students to control her urges, and who is she kidding, she loves to fight. When fighters begin to disappear, turning Scar into the prime suspect, she must race to prove her innocence before her true nature is exposed. 

The only problem is that she's not entirely sure she's innocent.

As a release day promotion I'm giving away a coupon to get Shadow Embraced for free from Smashwords. So, what's the catch? No catch, except that the coupon is only available until Wednesday 1st May.

Coupon: VW77B

Don't forget to add Shadow Embraced to goodreads:

Shadow Embraced (Haven, #1)

Saturday, April 27, 2013

A new website!

With the release of Shadow Embraced, I have been working frantically on updating my website, especially since the lovely Silvia Paoletta over at Dark World Books designed this gorgeous header for me. Let's face it, with the header, I couldn't have an ugly or boring looking site.

This has not been no easy feat. Whenever I do anything I always like to think that I am able to find the hardest possible method and go with that, and that's exactly what I did. Although I did spend a whole day learning advanced CSS and html (which I may use at a later time), I just did not like the design aspects of that method. I turned to a piece of software that enabled me to create the whole site right in Photoshop, and boy did it work... that was until I found out my server did not support it.

So, after finding another server, swapping my domain name over, swapping all the files from my old server and trying to setup FTP, I am finally able to reveal my website to you.

Let me know what you think. Add your comments below.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

WiP Wednesday

This week I thought I'd be able to get a lot of writing done, with it being school holidays and all. Well, that hasn't happened. I have been slowly writing the sequel to Shadow Embraced. I did actually learn that it's not the best thing to watch heartfelt dramas while trying to write violent fight scenes though (my characters wanted to stand around staring at each other).

Instead of writing I've been quite busy with finalising the formatting and proofing of Shadow Embraced so that it is ready for it's big debut on Monday.

Next week, even though school does return, I plan to get more writing done. I really need to get the sequel written so I can work on one of the other ideas that are really nagging me to be written at the moment. One thing I can conclude: I really need to be more organised!

So, how's your writing going this week? If you don't write, what have you been up to?

Monday, April 22, 2013

Trailer Reveal: Shadow Embraced

I can't believe it's already been a week since the cover for Shadow Embraced was revealed, and today I have another special reveal. The wonderful Silvia Paoletta over at Dark World Books has done a fantastic job in creating a little trailer for Shadow Embraced, which I am pleased to be able to reveal today.

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Don't forget Shadow Embraced will be available 29th April.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Cover Reveal: Nightmare's Dream by SM Blooding

Today I have the pleasure of revealing such a gorgeous cover for author, SM Blooding, Nightmare's Dream.

Nightmare’s Dream
(A Dreamland Stories Novel)
Harley’s been fighting Dreamlander society since the day she was born to a family of fixers, Dreamland’s janitors, with the abilities and gifts of a mechanic. She can see how to fix anything. That doesn’t matter though. As soon as she graduates, she’s scheduled to go to the Clink, Dreamland’s high security prison, for daring to be different.
Nightmare Keme has been a loner since the day he was pulled from death, and dumped into the Lake of Dreams to be reborn a nightmare. However, the day he walks into his quarters and discovers a woman mumbling about “killer glitter”, his heart does something it hasn’t done in over a century. It warms.
The Nightmare Realm is in trouble. Nightmares are dying. It soon becomes something much bigger when Harley stumbles onto the masters’ Compound, the location of their secret experiments to combine a dreamer’s body with all the powers of their barely used brain, with the world bending gifts of a Dreamlander’s soul.
Soon, glitter overtakes all Dreamlander places; Fixer’s Fairway, the Center, the Eat’s Market, the Burbs. Dreamlanders everywhere are falling to the virus; the more powerful the gift, the harder and faster they succumb.
Harley and Keme are the only ones who can save them. Keme, the nightmare who dared to dream, and Harley, the woman who defied her world.
Nightmare’s Dream will be published on July 5th by Blooding Books.
Praise for the Dreamland Series
I fell in love with the characters and the universe she has created immediately. It was imaginative and unique, well thought-out and well presented. I look forward to reading future works by this author!“ —Christina M. Colombo “samuraisloth82″
The story itself is wonderful, and I mean that from the bottom of my heart. I remember the stories of the sandman my own mother would tell me as a child. There are times when I wonder if it has anything to do with being such a dreamer myself. Dreamers will enjoy the story as it’s painted before your eyes, but adults who have taken the hard road of life – and who hasn’t?- will enjoy seeing how we can change things with just a bit of faith in ourselves. Better yet, we can set good examples for those around us when we don’t let the bad things in life tie us down.“ —Mother/Gamer/Writer
Dreamland . . . a place of magic and wonder, powered by the hopes and dreams of those who believe.This was such a delightful story. I enjoyed every minute of it.“ —Lisette’s review
You can feel the escape as the journey spins around you with the lush scenery and magical moments. Ms. Blooding takes the reader on a magical journey that is captivating. The Dustman is a most delightful read. Frankie pens a story that touches the heart and makes the reader feel forever young again.“ —Coffee Times Coffee Time Romance
Wow, what a great story. It just sucked me right in and practically held me captive. You’ve got to get it.“ —Enchanted Romance
Dreamland Stories

SM Blooding

SM Blooding lives in Colorado with her pet rock, Rockie and Ms. Bird. No. She did not eat the Chicken. killed her. She’s taken a break from the piano since it’s currently packed, which Ms, Bird is quite happy about, and now knows more than one word in Arabic. Basically, she can say hello, good-bye, give it to me, and hurry up! Though, on every other Tuesday and Wednesday, she forgets how to sayany of those. She’s dated vampires, werewolves, sorcerers, weapons smugglers and US Government assassins. Yes. She has stories. She’s also an investigator with a local paranormal investigation group, Colorado Paranormal Rescue!

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Don't give up...

Since it's school holidays I'm staying at my parents and they have two dogs, one small and one four times its size. It's often fun to watch them play tug-a-war with their toy ropes or the doggy footballs to see who will win, but the outcome is always the same. The small dog ALWAYS wins.

As you can see from the picture, even when we try to take the rope off him he refuses to give it up, he can often hold that position for longer than a minute. That's what I call determination.

So, for this post, I'm dedicating to 'determination': The dedication not to give up when challenges seem so strong.

And now, here are some quotes about determination:
  • “If plan A doesn't work, the alphabet has 25 more letters - 204 if you're in Japan.” ― Claire Cook, Seven Year Switch 
  • “Determine that the thing can and shall be done and then... find the way.” ― Abraham Lincoln 
  • “Everything great was accomplished by fools who dreamed.” ― Emily Dana
  • “I don't give up. That makes me incredibly resilient or maybe stupid or just plain stubborn. Whichever...” ― Destiny Booze
  • “If there’s any girl in the world more determined than you, I’ve yet to meet her.” ― Chloe Gadsby-Jones
What about you? Do you have any quotes or stories about determination? 

Monday, April 15, 2013

Cover Reveal: Shadow Embraced

It's been a long time coming, but today, with the help of the fantastic ladies over at Dark World Books,  I am pleased to be able to reveal the cover for my upcoming YA urban fantasy, Shadow Embraced.  Check out the other fantastic blogs helping me to spread the word of my cover reveal today by clicking on the banner above.

Shadow Embraced (Haven #1) 

No escape.

Those words haunt Scar’s dreams. She thinks the creature that terrorises her while asleep isn’t real, but when she’s abducted and taken to a reform school meant to contain creatures too dangerous to function in society, she starts to wonder whether she isn’t some monster.

She turns to an underground fight club full of vampires, werewolves and witches established by the students to control her urges, and who is she kidding, she loves to fight.

When fighters begin to disappear, turning Scar into the prime suspect, she must race to prove her innocence before her true nature is exposed.

The only problem is that she’s not entirely sure she’s innocent. 

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With everything happening, I have also set up a Facebook page which will also have some fun activities happening over the next couple of months as well.

I want to say a big thank you to Silvia Paoletta who worked so hard on the cover. So, stay tuned to both the blog and my Facebook page as there will be loads more of reveals and entertainment in the next few months, including a trailer release, a big tour and an international giveaway I'm working feverishly on with the ladies at Dark World Books.

Friday, April 12, 2013

Fractured Soul Tour

Today I'm proud to be a part of the 'Fractured Soul Tour', hosted by Dark World Books. To view other stops on this tour and to join in on a special international giveaway, just click on the banner.

Fractured Soul
(Fractured Light #2)
Llona will do whatever it takes to protect her new found friends and home, but the dark plot threatening Lucent Academy, a school that’s supposed to be a safe place for Auras, may be too powerful for even Llona to defeat. This fast-paced tale of love, loyalty, and overcoming the darkness will keep you on the edge of your seat until the last page!

What others are saying:
I love these books! A kick-butt heroine and a hottie love interest, with a refreshingly original concept. Be prepared—once you start, these are hard to put down.
Paula Cotton, book reviewer at
Fractured Soul is a brilliant sequel, exceeding even the remarkable first book in the series. It will haunt your every waking moment between the times you’re reading it, and it will stay with you long after you’ve finished. It’s an amazingly well written and engrossing story that I highly recommend—after you’ve read the first one, of course.
Cindy Bennett, bestselling author of Geek Girl & Rapunzel Untangled
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My Review
In this action-packed sequel, Llona is growing into her powers as an Aura, but also realising the damage that her last encounter with a Vyken has left on her. Llona is now at Lucent Academy and now learning about the history of the Auras, but fitting in is not as easy as she thought it would be especially when the other Auras look down on her and all Llona wants to do is fight. As Llona battles the darkness growing inside her, she comes to learn that the very place that is supposed to be a safe place for Aura's might be the one place that could get all of the Aura's killed. 

McClellan picks up where Fractured Light leaves off and introduces more of the Auran world that was introduced in the first book, giving the reader a big taste of the traditions and the history in an effort to help understand some of the characters motivations. 

Llona is definitely a character who can fight her own battles, and isn't afraid to tell someone when she thinks the system is messed up, which is what makes her character so interesting because this is so the opposite to what Aura's are supposed to be. Together with May and of course Christian, there are a slew of new characters who join Llona in her struggles to find a place in the Auran world.

The story really grabbed my attention from the start and held it through the mystery and the action, all the way through the twists and turns to the end. I would recommend Fractured Soul to anyone who loves kick-ass heroines and a good, strong paranormal romance.  

About Fractured Light (Book #1)
Llona Reese is used to living on the run. After the Vykens killed her parents, she knew they would eventually come for her too. She can’t take any chances. But when she starts to make friends for the first time in her life, she gets careless and lets her guard down. Big mistake.
As an Aura, Llona can manipulate light and harness its energy. But if she wants to survive, Llona will have to defy the Auran Council and learn to use her power as a weapon against the Vyken whose sole desire is to take her light. Now she’s caught in something even bigger than she can understand, with a power she can’t wield, and no one she can trust, except, just maybe, a mysterious stranger.
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About the Author

Rachel McClellan

Rachel McClellan was born and raised in Idaho, a place secretly known for its supernatural creatures. When she’s not in her writing lair, she’s partying with her husband and four crazy, yet lovable, children. Rachel’s love for storytelling began as a child when the moon first possessed the night. For when the lights went out, her imagination painted a whole new world. And what a scary world it was…

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Author interview with Rachel McClellan
  1. Where did you come up with the inspiration behind the book?
    When I finished writing Fractured Light. I knew Llona’s journey wasn’t over. I really wanted her to have to battle her inner self like so many of us have to do. 
  2. What inspired you to write your first book?
    The first book I ever wrote was called The Devil’s Fool. I had the wonderful opportunity to travel to Ireland. Something there inspired me, and I wrote that book in three months. It wasn’t that great and needs major editing love, but this is when I first discovered my passion for writing. 
  3. What books/authors have influenced your writing?
    C.S. Lewis, Obert Skye, Ayn Rand, Dean Koontz, Markus Zusak and Suzanne Collins. 
  4. What was your favourite scene to write?
    I loved writing the scene where Llona is chased into and up the clock tower by Vykens. I also liked writing the scene where Llona tries to race the other Auras in her PE class and she gets in trouble for it. 
  5. What was the hardest part of writing your book?
    Honestly, writing it wasn’t that hard, but editing it was very time consuming. I tend to write very fast, which means I have to add/fix a lot on my first draft. 
  6. How do you overcome writer's block?
    So far, and thankfully, I’ve never experienced it. I might get hung up on a particular scene, but to get through it, I’ll go for a drive and listen to the composer James Dooley. He always inspires. 
  7. What are your current projects?
    I’m writing the third in the Fractured Light trilogy, Fractured Soul. I’m also shopping around a YA Gothic paranormal book titled UNLEASHED. It’s sort of a young adult version of Jekyll and Hyde. 
  8. What book are you reading now?
    I’m currently reading the ARC of UNBELIEVABLE by Sherry Gammon. 
  9. If you could have dinner with any fictional character who would it be and why?
    Sherlock Holmes, except we wouldn’t eat dinner. I would take him out on crime scenes and learn all I could from him as he solves murders. 
  10. Do you have any advice for other writers?
    Before you begin any novel, know you’re ending. This will prevent the common mistake of starting a story but then giving up half way because you’re not sure where to go with it. By knowing your ending, you have a place to work towards and an end in sight, which makes the task seem easier.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

When Something Small Makes You Smile

Isn't it funny how one small comment can really brighten one's day... :D

During school today, I was lucky enough to be watching the peer-support groups (peer-support is where year 10 students mentor and play team building activities with year 7 students) instead of taking my year 7 English class, which meant a lot of walking back and forth between two classrooms. One of the year 10 girl's came up to me and told me how "utterly fantastic" the first chapter of my novel is.

I had foolishly left the copy I was proofing on my desk and she had found it and began reading. Just that one comment made my whole day turn around and put a big smile on my face. And it also came at a time when I needed some positive reinforcement since Shadow Embrace's release is just in a few weeks and trying to prepare everything for the release, as well as keeping up with the stresses of school are really making me feel weary.

What about you? What is something that makes you smile? Or what about some tips to brighten the day (I know I need them some days)?

Monday, April 8, 2013

You know you're a writer when...

You know you're a writer when incorrect grammar starts to 'irk' you... Okay, there was this road that I drove down nearly every weekend to get from my town to my parents. As you can see from the picture, it's very country. It's nearly 50 km's (30 miles) of dirt road and winding bends, but there was this one sign that always annoyed me (and my brother). How could a sign annoy me you may ask. It was all due to the one missing apostrophe. Sam Hunts Creek... it sounds like Sam's hunting the creek, okay now I'm just being pedantic.

Yep, it was grammatically incorrect and every single time I drove past it all I ever wanted to do was to pull over and add that darn apostrophe. Well, my brother got his wish. On his final weekend in Australia he chose to yell at me to pull the car over and in a spur of the moment action, we actually added the apostrophe.

We actually weren't the first one's to think of doing this. Coming back the other way, the apostrophe had already been added. Yeah, I wish we had been the first to think of doing this, but now I can rest in peace knowing that I have corrected one more grammar injustice mistake in the world.

Have you done anything crazy that proves you're a writer? Do you get annoyed by the silliest of things? Tell me the craziest thing you have done.

Friday, April 5, 2013

Deadly Kisses Tour & Giveaway

Welcome to my stop on the Deadly Kisses tour.  Check out below to find my review of this book along with an amazing giveaway!!!  To find out other stops of the tour, click here.

Deadly Kisses by Kerri Cuevas
Publication: March 5th 2013
Genre: YA Paranormal Romance

Aiden Grant has a killer kiss.  Literally. And it’s not every reaper who gets to work with the Sixteenth President. Sure, Honest Abe likes to throw out history lessons with reaping assignments, but when you’re favored by the ancients, grim reaper life is pretty sweet for a newly dead seventeen-year-old.

Then things get messy.

Aiden is assigned to reap the soul of Bee, the only girl he has ever loved. When Aiden’s kiss of death fails, intertwining their souls, she is still very much alive and they are both in trouble. The ancients want Bee, who has special powers of her own, and they’ll do anything to get her.

Some rules are meant to be broken, even if that means Aiden must bargain with his own soul to save Bee. Who knew the afterlife could get so complicated?

My Review

Ad is a grim reaper, and a darn good one if he doesn't say so himself, but when he's given a new soul to reap things begin to go crazy, and it's not just that she can see grim reapers, or the fact that the kiss of death causes both of their souls to intertwine, it's the fact that Bee is the only girl Ad has ever loved, both in life and in death. When the ancient grim reapers set their eyes on claiming Bee's soul for their own purposes, what will Ad do to protect the one he love?

Kerri Cuevas has created a thrilling YA paranormal romance told from a male perspective. Ad (or Aiden) was a believable and likable character. He regretted what had happened to him and Bee's cousin the night that he died and he was very protective towards Bee, even though he was there to literally kill her. With his conflicting emotions it made him an interesting character to follow through the story. Then we get to Bee. Bee was protective, yet she had a spunky and wild side. The one part of her personality that I did not fully believe (or understand) was her acceptance of her death. She can to that acceptance (that she was going to die within 6 days) way too readily and I did not understand why she would. The subtle romance between the two was played well, especially since Ad had an inability to kiss Bree unless he wanted to kill her, that actually kept a lot of tension in the story.

The plot moved quickly with lots of twists and turns that will keep the reader wanting to turn the page. One thing I would have liked to have seen more was the world of the Grim reapers. It was briefly shown and it seems very well thought through, but there were only slight glances at how the reapers lived. Overall, this book has the right amount of tension and suspense to keep the reader wanting to find out what's going to happen next, and throw in a forbidden romance and a mystery that spans generations makes it a thrilling read. I recommend Deadly Kisses to anyone who loves the paranormal romance genre or paranormal fantasies. I look forward to seeing where Ad and Bee's story goes next.

Author Bio

Kerri Cuevas was born and raised in Rhode Island. She moved to New Hampshire with her husband, three kids, cats and a rabbit named Hercules in 2005. When she's not writing, she's chasing chickens on her small farm or searching for the ultimate mac-a-cheese recipe.

Kerri went to college for Early Childhood Education but now writes books for young adults full-time. Her storytelling stems from watching too many horror flicks as a teen, but she no longer needs to sleep with the lights on.


Wednesday, April 3, 2013

The Soother Tour: Excerpt & Giveaway

Today I'm proud to be a part of the 'The Soother Tour', hosted by Dark World Books. To view other stops on this tour and to join in on a special international giveaway, just click on the banner. Be sure to enter the giveaway at the bottom of this post to win an e-book of the Soother.

The Soother
(The Brennan Coven Trilogy #2)

Calliope the Soother is a witch devoting her life to easing the pain and misery of others, drawing out the darkness and replacing it with light.
A powerful wizard by birthright, Krystoff Dubhar’s tainted blood carries shadows destined to possess his mind and soul. Only with outlawed, dangerous blood magick can he hold the shadows at bay.
In the shadowed realm of Mistropa, Krystoff falls to overwhelming odds. Just as the Queen of Shadows is about to claim his power—and his life, Calliope hears the foreboding cry of the banshee, and the Soother becomes the wizard’s savior. As Calliope heals her mysterious fanged enemy, her heart is sent into overdrive. Is her accelerated pulse prompted by fear or desire? Either way, Krystoff’s shadowed presence proves dangerous. His sensual words ignite a fire long held dormant. His kiss reveals a forbidden passion.
Seeking vengeance, the Queen’s dark army turns the Soother’s village into a battleground rife with death and destruction. Calliope fights to save her coven. Krystoff fights to save the Soother who has captured his heart. One bite changes everything. Can love survive the never-ending battle between light and dark?
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The Soother Excerpt 

Used with permission, copywrite Noree Cosper

         Her pounding pulse heated Krystoff’s blood and had saliva pooling in his mouth. He swallowed but it wasn’t nearly enough to quench his thirst. Standing behind her, he quickly conjured a pair of jeans and slid them on, then backed away from the inviting skin just below her right ear. This witch’s intense scrutinizing had been quite the test in self-control. One more minute and he would have pinned her against the door and traced his tongue over each and every tattoo decorating her skin. 
         Krystoff walked around the table and pulled out another chair, flipped it around and sat astride. “Charmer, huh?” He liked the nickname, even though it didn’t suit him.
Nothing about his life had been charmed. Blaming Riona would have been easy, but he’d made his own share of mistakes over the years. Something about this witch had him regretting quite a few of those blunders. Perhaps her magick had him ensnared in a spell of remorse.
         Her hands found their way to her lap and she sighed. “My sister named you that.”
         Red marks in the shape of her fingers marred her pale neck. They would fade, but he didn’t like seeing them at all. He should be the only one marking her neck. What was he thinking? This witch wasn’t his. Nor did he have time for a romp between the sheets—not even a short one. His mother—correction—Riona would be looking for him. It would be wise if he sought her out first. Maybe he’d get lucky and find Riona and Scout in the same place.
         His blue-eyed angel stared at him, and he realized she’d been waiting for him to speak. “Sister? Ah, the fire witch.” The witch with red hair had incredible aim. She’d fried many Mistropans with one fireball. How many had she taken out after he’d passed out?
         Calliope smiled. “Just one of her many talents. Bevva’s a caster.” The smile vanished.
         He watched as she pinched her lips shut and shook her head. “It’s okay. Her secret is safe with me.” 
         “I doubt it.”
She jerked in her seat as if he’d slapped her. He’d never met such a complex being. One moment she looked ready to throttle him, a second later he thought she’d bolt, and yet another blink and the witch appeared ready to join him for a little skin-on-skin action. Krystoff cleared his throat and attempted to soften his tone. “It’s the least I can do. The two of you saved my life. I owe you at least that.” He stuck out his hand. “Name’s Krystoff.”
         Wariness danced in her eyes before she sighed again and accepted his hand. “Calliope.”
         Lovely. “Suits you.” He skimmed his thumb over her knuckle.
         She blinked and pulled away, her movements sluggish. “Does it? I never thought so.”
         “You’re made to make music and dance under the stars.”
         A blush crept across her cheeks. “If only Bevva could hear you now. She’d laugh her way to the moon.” Calliope picked at the chipped black polish on her thumb. “Charmer, indeed. You use those lines on all women, or just the ones who save you from taking a stroll with the banshee?” 
         Shoving out of her chair, she stomped to the stove and restocked her cabinets with precision. Each methodical movement captivated Krystoff. She waved a glass bottle in front of her face, then placed it on the exact shelf he’d taken it from. He admired her organizational skills. 
         Krystoff scooted his chair closer. Her pace slowed and a bottle of dill fell from her shaking hands, spilling onto the floor.  “Do I make you nervous?”
         Her lashes fluttered open. With a deep breath, she turned and leaned against the counter. “No. You make me tired.”
         “I can see that.” Dark circles had formed crescents under her eyes and her shoulders sagged beneath her black T-shirt. “Why?” He’d expect her to be tired if he’d gotten his wish and had some fun in that bed of hers. They’d only had a simple and brief conversation. What could possibly be tiring about that?
         Calliope shoved her hair out of her face, exposing the stars around her eye. “It really doesn’t concern you.” 
         Krystoff rose and flashed across the small room. The kitchen blurred beyond recognition, but it mattered not. He knew exactly where he was going. In less than a second, he stood directly in front of her, then tilted her chin up with a gentle touch of one finger. “Are you sure about that?”
         More blinking, followed by, “You need to go.” He smiled, dipped closer. She smelled of powder and lilacs, sunshine and wildflower meadows. A more alluring combination could not possibly exist. “I’m not ready to go.” Calliope gripped his shoulders and pushed. Krystoff didn’t budge. He held her in place
with his body. When she punched him, he laughed. This witch was feisty. If only he had
more time. 
         “What are you?” she asked with one more futile shove.
         He considered lying, and then shrugged. “I’m just a soulless half-breed wizard, but I do believe you’re the one who’s cast a spell.” He couldn’t resist. Krystoff dipped his head one more time, touched his lips to hers and became even more enchanted.

About the Author

Elle J Rossi
Elle J Rossi grew up in rural Indiana surrounded by great people, a huge family and more animals than she could count. But the sites and sounds of the world beckoned, so she left her small town to escape into a creative world full of music. As a full time singer she was able to lose herself in a thousand different songs in a hundred different places. After meeting the love of her life and settling down, she yearned to find a new and fulfilling creative outlet. Overly fond of the happily ever after, she wondered what it would be like to have her own characters lead her down dark and twisted paths. The very first word on the very first page sealed her fate. She’d found a new love. She’d found her escape. Now along with weaving haunting tales about the journey to love, she’s creating cover art for authors around the world and loving every second of it. For fun, she cranks country music to take her back to her roots, and sings karaoke anytime she gets a chance. Her husband, two children, and a cat that rules the roost keep her company along the way and guarantee she doesn’t get lost in the enchanted forest. She wouldn’t have it any other way.
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Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Camp NanoWriMo

Okay, this is kind of a spur of a moment thing (seriously spur of a moment thing as in signed up yesterday), but I decided participating in another NanoWriMo. I have decided that I need to get a fire placed beneath me so that I will finish writing some of my story ideas. Camp Nano isn't like the Nano in November. You can actually choose how many words you will be writing and I have chosen to be venturous (which will probably fail horribly with all the promotion I need to do for Shadow Embrace's release at the end of the month) and write 70k.

I think giving myself a deadline like this is a fantastic way to motivate me to complete those novels and get other manuscripts ready.

Do you write best with a deadline? Do deadlines work? Let me know if you're participating in Camp Nano.
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