Drawn In

Aesthetics Boards

Are you guys familiar with this? Several of the authors I follow post aesthetic boards and I absolutely love them! So I tried my hand at a few! Here is the first, for Drawn In…

And here is the one for A Time Forgotten…

If you’ve read them, what do you think? Do they capture the mood and feel of the books? If you haven’t, does it make you want to read?

Stay tuned… gonna give a shot at a board for book three sometime soon!

Oh, and I’m gonna do another giveaway! Anyone interested in an annotated copy of A Time Forgotten? Check back for the details!

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We Have a Winner!

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Bekah House! You’re the winner of a free signed paperback (and various other swag-type items)!!! Bekah got two entries by commenting on my YA author facebook page and by sharing the post! That second entry is what won it for her. Well played!

Congratulations Bekah!!!

PS – Chloe, please message me on facebook! 😉

 

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Let’s Do a Release Day Giveaway!

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A Time Forgotten is available today!!! Woo hoo!!! (And here’s the link, ICYMI)

I am so excited to have Rennie back in the world, and I want to share the excitement with everyone! So let’s celebrate with a giveaway!

All you have to do is leave a comment here, on my author Facebook page, or Goodreads, or on Twitter, and you’re entered! So easy, right? And if you comment in all 4 locations, or share any of the posts, you will earn an extra entry!

My randomizer app will choose a winner on Sunday 08/12 and one of your will win a signed paperback along with some other swag!

So who wants to win? I want you to win!! Let’s do this!!

 

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A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Launch Day…

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Soooo… funny story. I went to my Amazon author page to see what I needed to update and lo and behold, A Time Forgotten is listed as Available! Whaaaat??? So, thank you Amazon, the paperback version is available TODAY!

The Kindle version is still slated for tomorrow, so if you’ve pre-ordered, it will arrive as scheduled.

So here it is… get your PAPERBACK version a day early (and just think, you’ll avoid alllll the spoilers by reading early!)

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It’s Really Happening!

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The final files have been submitted & A Time Forgotten will officially be out in the world on Tuesday August 7th!! Eeeeeeeee!!! You can pre-order for Kindle here. The paperback version will also be available but Amazon won’t allow the pre-order. The paperback also has cute chapter headings & fonts that the Kindle version doesn’t support, so there’s the full disclosure. 😉

And Drawn In (Book One) is only 99c through Tuesday on Kindle!! Trust me when I tell you that you want to read book one first! So. Many. Spoilers! You can get book one here!

You guys. I am so happy with how this book has turned out! I can’t wait for you to read it! Stay tuned for some interviews this week & maybe a giveaway or two!

Eeeeeeee!!!

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NEWS!!! You ready for a cover reveal??

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I have been out of the blogosphere (is that still a word?) for a very long time. VERY long time. You may have noticed. BUT! I have big news!! Last night, I finally finally finally completed my rough draft and I am entering the editing phase! I’m thinking that I’ll be ready for a summer release! Whaaaaat? Super excited about this. Like, I can’t even tell you how excited.

So in honor of this major step in the process, I’m ready to do a cover reveal! My AMAZING cover artist, Leslie, has had this ready for me for quite some time and I feel like I’m finally living up to my part of this. 🙂

Oh! I just realized this is a title reveal too! So here’s the scoop on that…

I was pounding my head against a wall trying to come up with the title for my sequel to Drawn In. I was completely stuck on the idea that I wanted all 3 books to begin with “Drawn.” It just made sense. But a dear friend of mine interceded and compelled me to keep pushing for something stronger. I ignored her for a while. But then I realized that she was right. I was boxing myself in in a way that didn’t need to happen. And so I went back to square one and started re-imagining what it could be if I let myself out of that box. And I went back to the Prophecy in book one…

Hair of Fire, Eyes of Ice,

With her family she’s all alone.

She’s been drawn in to a time forgotten

But paper dreams will lead her home.

And there was my title. And I love it. It feels right, and it feels specific, and it feels like mine. And so I give you… the cover of A Time Forgotten.

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I’m in love with it. My favourite part is the small patch of starry sky shining through in the corner. SO beautiful! And do you notice the Spiral Spire there on the Citadel? And who is this reaching out, inviting you to join? Is this Alex? Is it Seth? Someone new? Hmmm…

Feel free to comment! I’d love to hear your thoughts!

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NEW Book!

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Okay, here’s the thing. I’ve been absent for quite some time, and I’ve hinted at a new “project” I was working on. Well, that project was ME. In July of 2015 I underwent Weight Loss Surgery and my life has been forever altered. I’ve lost 112 pounds and I feel like I can fit in my own skin now. It’s an incredible feeling.

It’s not for everyone. It’s controversial. Some people think it’s “cheating” or taking the “easy way” out. (It’s neither of those, actually, and I truly don’t understand that mentality. Cheating what? The billion dollar weight-loss industry? Okay! I’m good with that!) But I did it and it’s been life-changingly wonderful for me.

And so, I wrote a book. Cos that’s what I do. So here it is… partially story of my own journey, partially a workbook to help people decide if it’s right for them (or simply to learn what people go through with this tool). If you’re interested, you can click on the photo of my cover above, or you can click right here to get to the Amazon page. Right now, only the e-book is available, but the paperback will be out next week.

This is a personal journey, made less personal by putting it on Amazon. It’s a vulnerable experience, especially for an introvert like me. But I’m hopeful that it can help someone else going through the same journey. If that’s the case, then it’s worth it all.

And yes, book two of Drawn In is still happening, and it’s nearing completion. I promise. 🙂

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Thankful

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I haven’t been updating my blog lately… well, at all really. But I had to post today. it’s Thanksgiving Day and beyond the turkey and the pumpkin pie and the cranberries, beyond the football and the shopping and the tryptophan-induced naps, there is family. There are friends. There is love. I am so very grateful for everything and everyone in my life. What a beautiful world we live in, and it is full of grace and love and blessings. It is full of all of these things… if you choose to see them. Choose happiness. Choose to be thankful. Choose to be blessed. Today & every day. Happy Thanksgiving!

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A Reading Challenge for 2016

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I keep seeing reading challenges pop up on different sites and blogs, and I love the idea so much, I thought I’d create my own version! I tend to pick my next book based on mood or recommendation or what’s handy at the moment. So I hope that having a list like this will inspire my 2016 reading a bit, and maybe focus my TBR pile some as well. I’m going to make it a fairly short list though, so I can leave myself lots of room for reading what strikes my fancy along the way. Fair enough, right? So here goes…

  1. A book set in a foreign country
  2. A retelling of a fairy tale or legend
  3. A book with a season in the title
  4. A book based on a true story
  5. A book that’s about to be made into a movie
  6. A debut author
  7. A book with a colour in the title
  8. A classic that I’ve never read
  9. A book with water of some kind on the cover
  10. An indie author
  11. A book featuring a MC from a different culture
  12. A book with a music theme
  13. A book with a one-word title
  14. A book with a title of at least six words
  15. A retelling of a Shakespeare play
  16. A book with a holiday as a central element
  17. A book with a purple cover
  18. A book set in space
  19. A book released in 2016
  20. A sequel to a book I read more than a year ago

Okay, I think that will do it. I’m excited to have a list to cross things off of! Anyone else challenging your list this year? Let me know, we can compare notes!