Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Reading Addiction Promo Blitz and GIVEAWAY!

Reading Addiction is throwing a HUGE promo blitz with a chance to win 11 different prize packs of signed books and ebooks!! You do NOT want to miss this one! 

To enter to win the prizes (and to see what you can win), and for more info on Reading Addiction, visit their site HERE.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Blog Chain - How Do You Define Success?

Blog chain time :) (And I seriously just realized that I was supposed to post this yesterday. I was all proud of myself for not missing this round lol Having a holiday yesterday has really thrown off the schedule this week lol)

Anywho...This round's topic was chosen by the fabulous Cole Gibsen, who asked:

How do you define success? Is it getting published, making the New York Times list, 
or just finishing a novel?

I think I define success as the obtaining of a goal. It's sort of a stepping stone process with successes all along the way. From succeeding at finishing another book, to seeing that book published, to seeing that book do well after it's published.

Sometimes the "success" I obtain for a particular goal isn't exactly as I dreamed it would be. But that doesn't mean that I haven't obtained that success.

Am I on the NYT Bestseller list? No. But are my books published? Yes! Success! :) I got my dream. At the end of the day, I'm paid to write, and am working with an amazing publisher that has been wonderful so far. Sure, I still have the dream that most writers have...seeing your book in print, doing signings in bookstores, hitting bestseller lists, etc. My books are ebooks right now, and I am very happy to see them out in the world. Especially in such a digital world. But yes, I'd still like to see that "book in print" part of the dream come true :) And sure I'd like my sales numbers to be better. But, bottom line, they are selling. People are reading them. And liking them (according to the reviews) :) That is an incredibly amazing SUCCESSFUL feeling :)

I'm determined to enjoy the successes that are coming my way. Because they ARE successes and I've worked hard for them. I sort of view it like I do a diet :) Baby steps. Small goals and successfully obtaining those goals.

Yes, I still have goals I'm striving to meet. But I'm happy with where I am. It's when I focus on what I haven't achieved yet that I get depressed. If I focus on what I HAVE achieved, it's easier to be happier with my successes, easier to work harder toward the goals I still want to achieve.

I'm better off now than I was a year ago, and that's not a bad place to be :)

How do you define success?

Be sure to swing by Demitria's blog for her answer, and stop by Alyson's for her's :)

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Cover Reveal! The 400 Lb Gorilla by DC Farmer

The 400 Lb Gorilla is the upcoming novel of a fellow Scene 13er with a gorgeous cover designed by my dear friend Lisa Amowitz. Check it out! :D

"Matt Danmor thinks he’s lucky. Not many people survive a near death accident with nothing more than a bout of amnesia, a touch of clumsiness and the conviction that the technician who did the MRI had grey skin and hooves.

Still, it takes time to recover from trauma like that, especially when the girl who was in the accident with you disappears into thin air. Especially when the shrinks keep telling you she’s just a figment of your imagination.

So when the girl turns up months later looking ravishing, and wanting to carry on where they left off, Matt’s troubled life starts looking up. But he hasn’t bargained for the baggage that comes with Silvy, like the fact she isn’t really an English language student, or even a girl.

Underneath her traffic stopping exterior is something else altogether, something involving raving fanatics bent on human sacrifice, dimensionally challenged baked bean tins, a vulture with a penchant for profanity, and a security agent for the Dept of Fimmigration (that’s Fae immigration for those of you not in the know) called Kylah with the most amazing gold-flecked eyes…

The 400 Lb Gorilla is caustic, (vampire-free) introduction to the Hipposync Archives: Contemporary fantasy at its sparkling best."

The 400 Lb Gorilla releases from Spence City in Feb 2014.

Monday, May 13, 2013

RUNES Trailer Release and a Giveaway!!

What reviewers are saying:

HOLY RUNES!I really enjoyed this story especially Torin *swoon*. Ednah did a wonderful job on Runes! It is a must read for fans of YA books!...Breanna

Wow! I’ve got to start by saying that it takes something original and excellent to surprise me, and this book did just that! I found myself about 75% of the way through the book with my mouth hanging open... Carrie Williams (Goodreads)

Oh HOLY COW! This book was a mind blowing surprise! I loved the way it turned out and I am literally going crazy over the ending. I was not expecting it to turn out the way it did....Maida...full review May 23

Links: where Runes will be avialable for a sale price of $0.99

Amazon Pre-order link for print | Kindle (US) | Kindle (UK) | Kindle (CA)B&N Link | Smashwords


Seventeen-year-old Raine Cooper has enough on her plate dealing with her father’s disappearance, her mother’s erratic behavior and the possibility of her boyfriend relocating. The last thing she needs is Torin St. James—a mysterious new neighbor with a wicked smile and uncanny way of reading her.

Raine is drawn to Torin’s dark sexiness against her better judgment, until he saves her life with weird marks and she realizes he is different. But by healing her, Torin changes something inside Raine. Now she can’t stop thinking about him. Half the time, she’s not sure whether to fall into his arms or run.

Scared, she sets out to find out what Torin is. But the closer she gets to the truth the more she uncovers something sinister about Torin. What Torin is goes back to an ancient mythology and Raine is somehow part of it. Not only are she and her friends in danger, she must choose a side, but the wrong choice will cost Raine her life.

About Ednah Walters:

EDNAH WALTERS grew up reading Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys and dreaming of one day writing her own stories. She is a stay-at-home mother of five humans and two American short-hair cats (one of which has ADHD) and a husband. When she is not writing, she’s at the gym doing Zumba or doing things with her family, reading, traveling or online chatting with fans.

Ednah is the author of The Guardian Legacy series, a YA fantasy series about children of the fallen angels, who fight demons and protect mankind. AWAKENED, the prequel was released by Pill Hill Press in September 2010 with rave reviews. BETRAYED, book one in the series was released by her new publisher Spencer Hill Press in June 2012 and HUNTED, the third installment, will be released April 2013. She’s working on the next book in the series, FORGOTTEN.

Ednah also writes New Adult paranormal romance. RUNES is the first book in her new series. She is presently working on book 2, IMMORTALS.

Under the pseudonym E. B. Walters, Ednah writes contemporary romance. SLOW BURN, the first contemporary romance with suspense, was released in April 2011. It is the first book in the Fitzgerald family series. Since then she has published four more books in this series. She's presently working on book six. You can visit her online at or

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Monday, May 6, 2013

Dominus Book Trailer Release!

The last book in Christine Fonseca's Requiem series, Dominus, will be releasing soon and today we have a special treat. Her awesome book trailer! I love book trailers. They are so much fun to watch.
So without further ado :) .......

"It’s been six months since my memories returned. Six months since Aydan was again ripped away from me. Six months since I broke a piece of my best friend’s soul.

Six months...”

Nesy has found her memories, her life. Now all she wants is to forget and be human. Only human. But fate holds a different destiny. Forced into a war she wants no part of, Nesy is put to the test in ways she never thought possible as she seeks to fix the mistakes she has made. And the mistakes of her former master, Mikayel. Will she be the Sentinal she was destined to be and put an end to the fighting once and for all? Or will she fail and send humanity into slavery? The future of three worlds depends on the choices, and sacrifices, she must make in this final installment of the Requiem Series.

Author's remarks about Dominus:
"Each character's decisions, each twist of fate has led to this - a time when confusion reigns supreme, when up is down and down is up. And when the fate of humanity rests in the balance. In this final installment, the decisions of the past have come back to haunt the future, and the fate of Nesy and Aydan, Zane and Cass, Celestium and Infernum, hang in the balance. The only question is, who will survive.

This story is filled with anguish and betrayal, love and sacrifice, as I bring the series to an end. It's a story that has been part of my life for many years. Saying "goodbye" to these characters will be a profound experience for me.I hope all of you have enjoyed their stories as much as I have enjoyed writing them." - Christine Fonseca

Critically acclaimed nonfiction and YA author Christine Fonseca is dedicated to helping children of all ages find their voice in the world. Drawing on her expertise as an educational psychologist, her nonfiction titles address issues of emotional intensity, resiliency and giftedness. In fiction, she explores the darker aspects of humanity and delivers gothic thrillers that take you on a rollercoaster ride of emotions. In life, she teaches her own children to embrace their unique talents and find their voice by being a force of positive change in the world.

When she’s not writing or developing programs to support children with exceptional needs, she can be found spending time with her family, sipping too many skinny vanilla lattes at her favorite coffee house or playing around on Facebook and Twitter. For more information about Christine Fonseca or her books, visit her website –  or her blog.