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Coming October 2-5: YA Scavenger Hunt Teams Picked #YASH

September 22, 2014

Hello Everyone!

It’s that time again. We have less than two weeks until the YA Scavenger Hunt begins. I hope you reserved plenty of time for this one because there isn’t just one team or two or even three. This time we have 6, that’s right, I said 6 YASH teams which means more prizes, news, and fun for all you readers out there! So let’s get started!

TEAM RED INCLUDES:

 

TEAM GOLD INCLUDES:

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TEAM GREEN INCLUDES:

 

TEAM ORANGE INCLUDES:

 

TEAM INDIE INCLUDES:

 

TEAM BLUE INCLUDES:

 

There are so many books here I don’t even know where I would begin. I hope you all are as excited as I am! The YA Scavenger Hunt begins at noon pacific time on Thursday, October 2nd and runs through Sunday, October 5th. That means to get through the entire hunt you’ll need to go through 1.5 teams per day!

Leave a comment below to tell me which team you are the most interested in checking out!

Sunday Snippets: Weekend Writing Warriors #8sunday 09/21/14

September 21, 2014

This week I’m participating in Sunday Snippets, part of the Weekend Writing Warriors meme. Be sure to visit their site to view all the other wonderful authors.

Today’s snippet is a sneak preview from my upcoming YA paranormal romance, The Angel Killer, book two in The Watcher Saga, which releases in January 2015.

This scene takes place shortly after a snippet I posted for Sneak Peek Sunday. Mia greets Michael after he’s been absent for days.

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Michael kissed along my jaw line, his breath tickling my neck. “I’ve wanted to do this for three days.”

Our lips met, and I melted into him, not caring that we were on the sidewalk, outside a deli with families shopping inside. Nor did I care about the strict rules he had to follow about contact with humans—especially of the relationship variety. Angels had the ability to enthrall humans with their touch, something Michael had to constantly keep in check. But I didn’t have to be enthralled to want to kiss him; that was my doing. All that mattered right now was that he was here. With me.closequot

 

 

Mia and Michael share an ancient love. If you haven’t read about them, check out The Watcher and find out where it all began.


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Falling for Books Blog Hop

September 15, 2014

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Thank you for visiting the Falling for Books Blog Hop!

What can you win?

An ebook copy of my YA Novel, The Watcher.

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 And a $5 Amazon Gift Card.

This giveaway is available internationally.

All you have to do is comment below and tell me what book you fell hard for. Be sure to follow this link to the Rafflecopter giveaway. Or enter via my Facebook Page.

Then follow this link to visit the other members of the hop:  Click here.

Thanks for stopping by! Many thanks to Lilybloombooks for organizing the hop!

Bibliovert? Why isn’t it a thing?

September 6, 2014

I took a behavioral assessment test called DISC the other day, and it pegged me as an extrovert. This felt very strange to me, as I tend to prefer to spend time in my own council. One of the primary tendencies of an introvert is to enjoy time alone, and use that time alone to rejuvenate. That suits me. However, I’ve also done online personality tests that peg me as an Ambivert: someone who is neither introvert nor extrovert but right in the middle, sort of like an ambidextrous person is both left-handed and right-handed. Ironically, I am also somewhat ambidextrous, as well.

However, I want to cast all that aside. I regenerate by reading a good book. I think there should be “biblioversion”… someone who regenerates by reading a book. It’s not an actual word as far as I can tell, but it’s true for me.

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Is it true for you as well? Do you read to regenerate and relax? Please let me know in the comments below.

Today is #LetItGo Day

September 3, 2014
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Hello and welcome to ‪#‎LetITGo‬ day, sponsored by InkSlinger PR.

#‎LetITGo‬ day stemmed from Ann Aguirre’s book, I WANT IT THAT WAY. One of the characters finds freedom when he lets something go that he had been holding on to. In the book, you see him physically do something to represent the act of letting it go and then finding peace.

While reading, the wheels started turning! We all need to have a day to let things go. We’ve all had those moments when things play over and over in our head, when we hear the whispers of being told we’re not good enough, when we find ourselves paralyzed by something. Some of us are affected by this in ways we think others could not possibly understand. So…#LetItGo day was formed. In the midst of ugly and dark things happening all around, we want to focus on freedom and finding peace. And September 3rd, 2014 is that day.

This world has a lot of heartache. And we don’t have to hold on to things. We want freedom and peace to reign! So join in on September 3rd and #LetItGo!

Come #LetItGo with Us! – Twitterchat

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There’s a #LetItGo Twitterchat tonight, September 3rd from 8-9 pm EST, and we would love for you to join in the fun! The hosting authors will be:
  • Ann Aguirre
  • Megan Hart
  • Nyrae Dawn
  • Lauren Dane
  • Monica Murphy
Come share your #LetItGo moments and stories, ask authors questions, and celebratepeace and freedom with us!

What I’m Letting Go Of: Mental Chatter and Fear

As someone who’s been studying and teaching meditation for years. I’ve come to know the difference between the silence and peace of being connected to my spirit and the noise of mind chatter. By mind chatter, I don’t mean the thinking that’s involved in writing, or working, or doing practical things. I mean the mind chatter that comes from fear.

When people approach their spirit and learn to listen to the truth within, the mind becomes afraid that it will lose control.

Then the chattering starts. Some people call it “monkey mind”. It’s the voice that constant worries, natters away at you, and tells you the same message over and over: you’re not okay.

It tells you that you need to lose weight, change who you are, work harder, push harder. But it’s all from fear.

So you could say that today, I am letting go of fear and all fear-based motivations. Yup. All of them.

Not healthy fear, the kind of fear that tells you not to go down a dark, creepy looking alley at night. I mean, the psychological fear, the kind that always compares itself to others and find the self wanting. The kind that pulls me out of the present moment.

That’s my #LetItGo pledge.  What would you most like to let go of to experience true peace and freedom?

If you can’t make the twitterchat, and even if you can, I’d like to encourage you to have your own #LetItGo moment today. If you do, please share them with me in the comments below. You can also tweet them, video them, or share them on Instagram and Facebook.
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