Valentine's Hop Giveaway!!!

3.10.2015

Here is the announcement I made in my newsletter last Friday!!!! Hope you're as excited as I am!!!

The Big Love and Decay Announcement!!!!!

Are you ready for it??? Are you sure???

To all of those who guessed I was pregnant by the way… SHAME ON YOU! Just kidding. But for real… We can’t even joke about that.

There are too many kids in this house as it is!

And I love them all.

Most of the time.

Ahem. Where was I?

Oh. The bigggggg announcement!

So I’ve always said that Love and Decay would be three season from Reagan’s point of view. And it is. This is our very last season with Reagan as the narrator.

Doesn’t that make you so sad?? She is definitely one of my favorite female leads of all time. I just love her. And I love writing her. But her journey is coming to an end and it’s time to move on.

Which is a bummer. But also awesome because…

THE STORY CONTINUES!!!!

That’s right! Season Three might wrap up Reagan’s world, but I’ve decided to continue Love and Decay for more seasons!!!!

All of this Zombie goodness is not going to end! We’re going to continue both the love AND the decay!

Who will the new narrator be???

Well, for that you’ll have to finish out Season Three and see who survives! *Insert evil laugh here*

I’m going to keep up the December through May release schedule, so Season Four, Episode One will be coming to you December 11th, 2015. And buckle up because if we’ve had to deal with Zombie Armies, Cannibals and Mexican Warlords at every turn… just imagine what’s going to happen in Season Four!!!

Who do you think will survive the season?? Can your heart even handle any more Zombie-fueled excitement???


I hope so! Because there are so many heart-pounding, adrenaline-rushing, jaw-dropping things to come! 

2.26.2015

This is one of my most favorite covers ever!!! I am so in love with it. And it just makes me so excited to give you the book!!!

March 26th cannot come fast enough!!!!!!!!

So here it is... Thank you Caedus Design for being amazing as usual.



Ivy Pierce has been to Hades and back trying to escape Nix and his evil plans to use her. After a failed attempt to save her loved ones, she was forced to leave her friends, her sister and the boy she had fallen in love with, Ryder Sutton.
And yet Olympus isn’t finished with her yet.
As Nix plots to overthrow the legendary mountain, Ivy is pulled back into the twisted, manipulative world of the Greek pantheon. Thrust into the middle of an ancient feud, Ivy will learn quickly that Nix is not the only threat to her freedom and not the only god interested in using her unique skillset to resurrect the Age of Olympus.
In a deadly game between two powerful factions of Greek gods, Ivy will have to battle both fate and the Fates in order to secure her future once and for all. She will discover new powers, fight for her friends’ lives and convince the only boy she has ever loved that he can trust her again.
In the end, she’ll learn the hardest lesson of all. This isn’t a fable or a Greek myth, her life is a love story.

If you haven't started this series yet, The Rush is FREE right now!!!!! Pick it up and get in on all the Greek Mythology goodness!! :) Plus there's a super cool giveaway for signed print books!!!!

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2.24.2015

I'm catching up. I want the world to know-oh. Got to let it show-oh.

I'm catching up!

Is it a little early for a Diana Ross parody. Sorry. I'll let you get your second cup of coffee before I start belting out more peppy lyrics.

However, I really AM catching up!!! It's kind of exciting.

For once in my life, I don't actually feel completely behind the curve ball. I mean, sure, I still feel sorta behind the curve ball. But sorta is so much better than completely-absolutely-wholeheartedly-eternally-forever-and-ever-amen.

Am I right??

This is how put together I am right now. My nails are done. And they look fabulous. And they make me feel fabulous. And this isn't important for your every day life whatsoever, but since this NEVER happens for me, and I'm super proud of it and I happen to have a platform... I am making it a part of your life. :)

I discovered Jamberry. PEOPLE. You also need to discover Jamberry. I think I might dedicate an entire blog to Jamberry!!! It's been something like three years since I attempted to do anything with my nails. And now...? I look fabulous.

Also, my email, that started with 50,000 emails in it, is CLEAN. I cleared all that crap up. I deleted so very much. I unsubscribed to SO much more. And I put everything else into neat little files that I am very proud of.

I haven't started going through my fan mail yet... But that is on the To Do list and I will get to it very soon. That's actually the best part of having organized email!!! I'm so excited!!! Sure, some of the emails are like... years old... but... it's always fun to get email right?? Even if I'm years and years behind?

Let's just go with yes.

Now, if I can just catch up on Twitter, all will be right with the world! Or my life. Or parts of my life.

Or ahem, one part of my life.

But anyway. Let's move on to the meat of this blog. Because there are important things we need to discuss.

First. THE HEART HAS A RELEASE DATE!!!!!!!!!!!

An official, not changing, get ready for it, it's seriously coming and you can mark it on your calender release date!!!!!!!

Are you ready?

Are you sure?

Are you tired of my energy when it's so early in the morning for you and you're only on cup of coffee number one???

March 26th!!!!!!!

Ah! Are you excited??? I am SUPER excited!!! I cannot wait!

I am so beyond ready to give you the conclusion of The Siren Series.

I know it's late, but it is going to be so worth the wait. The Heart is packed full of just... so. many. things. I can't even tell you.

Really. I can't. It would ruin it for you. And I do not want to do that.

Okay, kind of I do... But I'm practicing self-control. It was a New Years Resolution and everything! :) But be on the lookout for teasers!!!!! And the cover reveal is coming soon!!!

There's something else you need to know...

This is not nearly as exciting, but it must be said and I promise after I say it, there will be good news.

Ahem.

I'm gathering my courage. This is not easy.

For real. Because as much as it's going to sound like I'm kidding right now... I'm not. I'm really struggling to say these words.

It's my birthday.

UGH. Right??? UGH TO BIRTHDAYS.

I am not a fan!

I have a hard time growing up. And it must be said that it's not really about the growing old part... It really is about growing up. I want it to die in the fiery inferno of hell. I hate it.

I just really hate it.

I'm like the poster child for a Peter Pan Complex, if such thing existed.

And it should. Because I have it.

I just have this picture of a 31 one-year-old woman... and I am missing the mark somewhere!

Sure, there are a LOT of amazing things in my life. And I can be gracious enough with myself to admit that I have accomplished a lot of my goals in these short 31 one years.

But there are other things... Things I think a 31 one-year-old woman should be able to do or think or say or feel and I am missing the mark by leaps and bounds.

Such as, when is it going to get easier to wake up in the morning???

My parents were always up before my brothers and me. My mom woke us gently with a back rub and had breakfast waiting for us on the counter. My dad would often sit at the table reading his Bible in the quiet of the house whilst my brothersand I slept through the early parts of the morning. Both of my parents for sure never had issues climbing out of bed and greeting the day with a smile.

At least after their pot of coffee.

Yes, the entire pot.

But I am so not that parent. My kids wake ME up. And it's not with a back rub OR with breakfast waiting on the counter. Trust me.

Every day I wait for some hidden instinct inside of me to burst to life and get my ass moving before I absolutely have to be out of bed before we're late to school. Again.

But it never comes!!! I will ALWAYS choose sleep. And I guess, as a kid, I just expected waking up to get easier the older I got. The more mature I became. The more responsibilities I took on.

When I am old and gray and locked away in a nursing home, I'm going to be the person they think is dead all of the time because I just won't get out of bed. And also I'm a really heavy sleeper.

Crash carts and smelling salts. This is my future nightmare.

Next, as a teenager or spry college student, when I looked at my future, I for sure had this ideal image of myself that included being well put together and on time.

I AM NEITHER OF THOSE THINGS.

There have been times within the last week when I've thought it should be illegal to leave the house dressed and looking like I did. Unshowered. Unmake-upped. Unkempt. And Un-everything else. I am a walking disaster.

A living, breathing tornado of chaos.

Today I left the house MULTIPLE TIMES with a rat's nest for hair, in a sweater that had a giant hole in the arm(that I didn't notice until later), in three day old sweats and no makeup.

And for some reason this was perfectly acceptable to me.

Granted I'm in the middle of a deadline and ALSO trying to clean my house. But STILL. This is not how I pictured my life!

And let's not even get into the lateness. I TRY. Really really really hard! And still I am incapable of getting anywhere even remotely on time. I mean honestly. Am I really going to spend the REST OF MY LIFE running like a mad woman to every event because I am incapable of punctuality?

Is there a vitamin I can take for this?? If I go to my doctor and tell him that I'm punctually-deficient can he prescribe me something????

I'm seriously asking.

What about some kind of organic green sludge shake?? Will that help?

I'll try anything at this point.

I asked my kids at dinner last night how I should stop aging. I told them I didn't want to grow older and surely there was something I could do to stop this process.

They told me to curl into a ball and lie down on the floor.

That seems about right to me.

So if you're looking for me today, that's where I am. In the corner. Without makeup. And in yoga pants that should probably be burned. Curled into the fetal position and trying not to cry.

Okay, I'm mostly kidding. I am sort of happy that it's my birthday. And I really do have so many blessings that my heart is overflowing.

Life is hard. Every day it is hard. For every single person. But there is so much love here. And I have so much to be grateful for. I can be okay with my birthday and my tardiness and my chaotic, out of control self and my sleepiness with all of these people to love and that love me back.

Just as long as you all realize, I am still having an existential crisis and could possibly be in my corner, in a ball, desperately trying not to age right now, as you read these words.

In order to combat this fear of growing up, I've decided to have a sale! Because sales ALWAYS make me happy and I figure they might make you happy too!!! :)

The Five Stages of Falling in Love is going on sale for the next four days!!!!!! We're dropping the price to $2.99 to celebrate my birthday!!! So happy birthday to me and happy sale day to you!!!!!!!

Here are some links to make your one-clicking fingers oh, so happy!!!!

The Five Stages of Falling in Love for Amazon
For Barnes and Noble
For iBooks
For Kobo

   




2.14.2015

Welcome to the Valentine's Day Blog Hop!! I have the pleasure of hosting Quinn Loftis!! She is so fabulous and if you haven't had a chance to check her out yet, you need to!! Starting with her newest project, Dream of Me! Check out her exclusive content! And don't forget to like her FB Page, follow her on Twitter and add the hashtag to the giveaway for lots of chances to win awesome prizes!!!




Synopsis:
Since the dawn of time, Brudair, otherwise known as the Sandman to the world, has faithfully lived out his purpose, faithfully performed his duties. He has never questioned his lot among the immortals, until now, until her. Sarah Serenity Tillman, a consummate beauty both inside and out, is a high school senior five months from her graduation. She has great plans, dreams of leaving the small town of her childhood behind her forever. But destiny has other plans, and it’s the Sandman’s job to make sure those plans are fulfilled. 

The tall muscular Sandman, known as Dair to his friends, dressed in black, wrapped in shadows, is more than a myth. And he has a job to do. His very existence makes him a creature of the night, because dreams, (yes the legends got that part right), were indeed his specialty. But his purpose was more than just weaving dreams for sleeping children. No, his dreams were made to influence, made to ensure that certain special individuals, those individuals who would change the course of history, actually accepted their chosen destiny.

Little does Serenity know that she is Dair’s next assignment. And the dream that he weaves for her, if she follows its influence, will change the course of, not only her life, but possibly the whole of history as well. But she isn’t the only one being influenced. The beauty inside of her was weighing on the Sandman, lighting up the darkness that was his constant companion. Her light was warmth, it was life, and he didn’t understand how he had survived the previous millennia without it. The Sandman was indeed greater than anything humans had ever imagined, and his purpose was vital to the course of history. So what happens when the weaver of dreams gets so distracted by a mere human that he ignores his own duties in the immortal realm? How can an immortal who was never meant to have a mate, join a young woman in her destiny without irrevocably changing the lives of millions and potentially altering history in a way the Creator never intended?


Dream of Me
Book 1, The Dream Maker’s Series

A letter from Dair, the Sandman, to Serenity.

My Dearest Serenity,
I do not even know where to begin. I came to you, just as I have all my other assignments and yet the moment I laid eyes on you, I knew you were different. The light and goodness inside of you shines brighter than the noon day sun. Your smile warms the coldest heart and brought mine back to life. I have roamed this earth since the beginning of time, alone and with one purpose. Then I met you and suddenly it isn’t enough. All that I have been, all that I have done seems insignificant without you. I have no idea what lies ahead of you, I only know that I want so desperately to be a part of your future. How can I go back to a life of loneliness? How can I exist without you by myside? I am the Sandman, the Dream Weaver. I have watched history be changed by those I have made dreams for but none of that is important without you.
I was not made for love. I was not created to have a mate and yet there you are. I claim you for my own. I cannot walk away. I need to be yours to hear you say you need me too. My heart, my soul, my body are yours and your alone. And if you need time, I will wait. If you ask it of me I will wait for eternity. I will watch over you, protect you and love you always.
Always yours,
Dair

www.quinnloftisbooks.com















Doesn't that sound amazing??? Make sure you check Quinn and all of her books out!!!

Next up in the Blog Hop is Anne Eliot!!! Go to her blog at 4:30 to see who's exclusive content she is revealing!!!!

Anne Eliot's blog!

In case you missed it, here are the blogs that have already gone!!!

GP Ching
Amber Garza
Tammy Blackwell
Heather Lyons
Shelly Crane
Cameo Renae
Amy Bartol
Jamie Magee

And last but not least!! My Candy Heart Hashtag!!! Make sure you enter it for more chances to win!


Thanks for joining the Hop!!!! I can't wait for you to find Hendrix's POV! :)

2.09.2015

Another blog! After months without. I know you're impressed.

Consistency. That's the name of this game.

Just kidding. I am the least consistent person you will ever meet. I am terrible at keeping order and routine.

It's something I literally struggle with daily. But it's also something I really strive for. (Which is kind of surprising if you've met me.)

Seriously, if you meet me you will find that I am the most scatterbrain person you've ever met. I don't come across as put together in any way. And most likely I'm going to make you feel super good about yourself.

Because I am one super hot mess.

However, I do try really hard at getting my life together. I meal plan religiously. I have daily/weekly/monthly/yearly to do lists that I follow as though my life depended on them. I have notebooks and planners and refrigerator magnets to help me organize all of those to do lists. I do laundry every Tuesday and Friday. I have a very strict cleaning schedule that includes weekly upkeep and bi-monthly deep cleaning. I do every single thing I can to stay organized.

It just never works.

Life always gets in the way and life is messy!

But that's okay. It used to really bother me, but I'm adjusting. It's okay for life to get in the way. It's okay to be distracted and interrupted and re-directed.

That's where the best parts of life live. My work is important and so amazing for me. But if I'm not living life, then how can I be good at what I do?

My biggest goal in life is to be an authentic person. I want to offer honesty in everything. In my marriage. In my friendships. In conversations with total strangers. For my kids.

I want to be genuine and real. I think we crave it as a culture. Everything about this world these days seems plastic and superficial. From TV to magazines to Facebook friendships that have no depth, we are lost in an empty department store with nothing but mannequins and professionally dressed windows.

Where are the genuine people? The real struggles? The deep friendships that sometimes hurt because you actually care about the other person?

So, this has become my philosophy of life. And to write authentically is the hardest thing in the entire world. It makes me vulnerable and open. And I hate being both of those things.

It also makes me fragile sometimes.

And I also hate to be fragile.

But it's worth it. Even if it hurts me. Even if I suffer a little bit at the cost.

Because we were never promised perfect lives. We were never told we could get through this world unscathed and unscarred.

Hurt, pain, baggage, tears... they are all part of it. They are building blocks that work together with the good things to create this beautiful life we get to live.

And I will take them and endure them because what is on the other side is worth it.  

Anyway. All that to say that sometimes I forget that I have to experience life to write about it. Sometimes I get so wrapped up in my To Do Lists that I forget I live in reality and have real responsibilities.

I forget that those places are where my best writing comes from.

So over the last weekend, I walked away from the computer and did some real life stuff. I cleaned my house. DEEP CLEANED my house. I mean, I organized closets and boxed up a ridiculous amount of kids clothes that don't fit anyone anymore. And I did birthday parties and visited my newest nephew in the hospital!!! It was a fabulous weekend.

And now I'm ready to dive back into work and get some stuff done!!!

Which means I will have some Siren Series teasers for you soon!!! And some more Love and Decay, Episode Six!!

Did you read Episode Five?? Did you survive it?? :)

It's so weird to only be working on two projects right now.

Honestly.

I'm used to have multiple documents open and a hundred things going through my brain.

So this is a nice change of pace.

What are you looking forward to the most?? The Heart or the rest of Love and Decay, Season Three???