Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Shout Outs, Contest Revision, and Summer Lovin'

First off, some shout outs are in order.

Last week, Heather over at Nightly Reading ran an awesome giveaway for Dirty Blood and the winners have just been announced. Congratulations to Cambria for being the grand prize winner!!! There will be a character named after her in Book 2, Cold Blood. And I am really excited because I love her name and its already a perfect fit for the character I have picked out for her. Also, congrats to Alicia for winning the signed paperback. Its on its way. Also, Tezza and Regina, congrats on winning an ecopy of Dirty Blood, as the runner ups. And thanks again to Heather for running an awesome contest and showing indies so much love!

Okay, real quick, an update on Race to Reviews. A couple more reviews have come in for Dirty Blood, putting the score at:
Dirty Blood - 14
Across the Galaxy - 5

So, obviously, Across the Galaxy needs some love. The reviews it has received have all been excellent and it really is a great story and unique and different from other fantasy out there right now. And here's the thing, it's only .99 on Amazon right now so go get it and read it, so you can be entered for the contest! And don't forget that tagging either title also gets you an entry, so if you don't have time to review, just click on the tags at the bottom of the screen for each book and then email me the tags you used. You can even just copy and paste them from amazon so you don't have to type them, and you're entered. Simple. Easy.

Also, in the interest of time, and the fact that humans, by nature, are impatient, I am lowering the goal from 30 reviews to 20. Which means, when we hit 20 reviews (only 6 more to go for Dirty Blood!!) on one of the titles listed above, I will draw a winner for the 5 free books (which include a paperback of Dirty Blood, and an ebook of Sleight by Jennifer Sommersby). And don't forget, you'll also get an advanced copy of Descended by Blood by Angeline Kace!

Alright, so....

Now that's out of the way.

We can talk about what I can't stop thinking about....


It FINALLY feels like summer here. Okay well, minus the humidity, which is nice. It was 90 yesterday but there wasn't that choking humidity with it, so it felt nice. I am so excited. I love summer. I only tolerate the existence of winter for 2 reasons. Christmas. And so that I will appreciate summer MORE. Every day in summer, I get to wake up and decide: "what should I do today? the beach, the pool, or the water park?" Yeah I know, you hate me right now. It's cool.

So, the fact that it was finally warm enough to go to the pool on Saturday and to get IN the pool yesterday, is really exciting to me. Unfortunately, it also means time away from the computer, because as much as I love being a writer, and connecting with you guys every day, summer is calling and I just want to be out there...

Seriously. I've had the following song lyrics stuck in my head for like two days now...

I've got chills. They're multiplying. And I'm loo-oosing control. Cause the power you're supplying'. Its electrifyin!

And what could be more summery than Grease?!

John Trovolta in leather will ALWAYS represent summer to me.

BTW, for those of you who read my last blog post, the bird smell is finally gone thanks to apple cinnamon Air Wick, AND Herman the Worm (aka the fetus) is doing great. He's already a big'un!


  1. I am sooo jealous that you live by the beach! I can't believe how hot it's been there! We have been in the 60's, and the sun is FINALLY out today!

    Hahaha I love Grease!!! And OMG, John Trovolta in leather reminds you of summer?! That is so great!

    Some exciting things happening for the Dirty Blood and Cold Blood! ;) Can't wait to read book 2! Less swimming in the ocean and more writing please! ;)

    Angeline Kace

  2. Great post! I completely agree about summer, it's the best! I wish you had a lot more review for Across the Galaxy b/c I thought that was a truly amazing book.
    Congrats on the baby & have a great summer!