Saturday, September 20, 2014
Friday, June 20, 2014
They always belonged to each other but even a fated love can be fractured.
Shy, artistic, and withdrawn 11-year- old Charlie McBride tries to get her footing as she copes with the loss of her mother, the move to a new town, and starting a new school. Asher Carmichael steps into her life, provides a steadfast friendship that offers her protection to grow into a beautiful, young woman. As years pass, their friendship evolves into a passionate first love neither one of them can deny. Together they explore a new relationship filled with all the butterflies and heartache expected as two young adults navigate sex, love, and trust.
One fateful night, a painful mistake leads to cataclysmic results, setting the lovers on separate paths. Charlie is too hurt to forgive and Asher has never been so lost without his Charlie. Years pass. Hearts remain broken. Neither one can forget their first love or overcome the space between them.
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Monday, June 9, 2014
Thursday, May 29, 2014
Friday, May 9, 2014
I've had a few inquires lately as to what the heck is going on! So, I will try to explain as much as I can in this little blog post. If I leave you wondering something, please feel free to ask!
Never Close Enough and Never Far Away, as a pair of books, wrap up nicely. There is a cliffy, some hott stuff, and the requisite HEA. If I never wrote another book for The Never Series, readers would (hopefully) be ok with the ending of the series as it is.
When I finished writing NFA and released it, I wasn't really sure if there would be another Never book. I knew I would continue to write, but I wasn't sure about the fate of the series. But as time passes, and more and more people read the books, more things are becoming clear to me. You guys want more Never books (or at least, I hope you do). Of course, as a writer, I would never want to write something I wasn't 100% comfortable with, meaning I wouldn't want to write a book just because there was a demand for it. I would only want to write something that I felt was good enough for my awesome readers. So, I've been thinking a lot lately about how to move forward.
In the middle of all of this I am working on a completely unrelated book called The Space Between Us. This book and it's characters, Charlie and Asher, has captured my heart and I hope you all will be super excited to read it. I am planning to release it early in the summer months.
Once TSBU is released, it's full steam ahead on The Never Series. But in all honestly, I'm not sure which story to write. I have three floating around inside my head, and I'm excited to tell them all, although I can't promise all three will end up getting told.
So, for those of you wondering, there will INDEED be more books in The Never Series. But don't let that keep you from reading the first two books. They are a complete story and wont leave you hanging.
Thank you all for being such wonderful and amazing readers. As I've said before, I am so lucky to have the best readers on the planet, and I love hearing from you.
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
If you're a follower of my facebook page you might have picked up on the fact that, besides writing, I also work full-time at Target. I wrote both Never Close Enough and Never Far Away while working 40 hours a week, with two small children, and a husband so supportive and understanding that he needs to have his head examined.
I would work a full-day, go home and take care of my kids and house, then when my husband came home (from his own 11 hour workday) I would leave to write at Starbucks until they closed and then go to bed just to get up and do it all again the next day. If I had the day off from work it was likely that I left my kids at daycare or with family for a few hours to get in some writing. My 2-year-old's first sentence he could put together was "Mommy write book?" He would ask me that when I put my laptop case on my shoulder to head out to write. I was absent a lot for a good year.
A few weeks ago my husband and I made the decision that I would step down from my management position at Target to part-time so I could get in one full day of writing. 32 hours at Target and hopefully 15-20ish hours writing. Luckily for me, sales of my books were making it possible for me to take a loss at my full-time job. The very day Never Far Away was released was my first day in my new role at work and I felt like everything was as it should be.
Then March happened.
I could never have imagined the response I got from the release of Never Far Away, and how many people read and loved it. Not only that, but the sales for Never Close Enough were up as well. I was so excited and felt like I had made a great decision.
Then April happened, and holy cow, is it still happening.
We (as in me, myself, I, my husband, my family, anyone who knows me) are so thrilled/thankful/excited/grateful/flabbergasted/blown-the-heck-away by how well the books are doing, and all the support I am getting. I could NEVER have imagined any of this would happen.
So, I wanted to write an official THANK YOU to everyone who has read the books, told someone you know about the books, left a review, left me a message, or in any way supported me in this crazy and wild ride. Thanks to all of you, I was able to officially resign from my job at Target in its entirety. As of Tuesday the 29th of April I will officially be a full-time writer. That will be my job. People will ask me what I do for a living and I will be able to answer "I write," or "I'm a novelist," or "I make stuff up and write it down," and I have no words to tell you all what that means to me. None.
What does this mean for you? More books! I can't wait to get all these books out of my head and out to you readers! I hope you're ready for me, cause you got me!
Honestly and sincerely,
Thank you - so much.
Thursday, April 10, 2014
Please keep in mind the following things: My editor hasn't gotten to look at this, so there could be (read: probably are) errors that will embarrass me. Deal with it. :) Also, even though this is just a little old blog post, it is still protected under copyright laws, ok? Also, it is 100% subject to change. In fact, I could take it out of the book all together. I have a title in mind, but I'm not cemented in it yet so I will keep it to myself for now.
Enjoy! Meet Charlie and Asher.....
Sunday, March 23, 2014
So here's my exciting news for the day! I have Ella's ring that I would LOVE to give away to one special reader.
I do quite a bit of giveaways, I feel. And I know that a lot of people enter giveaways like there's no tomorrow. And that's cool, and I am happy to supply good books for giveaway if it's going to help other authors. However, this giveaway is a little different.
I am looking for fans of The Never Series to enter this giveaway.
This ring means A LOT to me, and I want it to go to someone who will love it as much as I do.
So, that being said, here are the requirements for the giveaway!
There are two major scenes where the ring is featured in Never Far Away. Use the text from one of those two scenes to create a teaser for the book. I use picmonkey.com to create teasers. It's free and pretty fun. You can create as many as you like, there is no limit on how many times you can enter.
I do not want any spoilers on my facebook page, so please email your submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line "Ring Giveaway". You have one week to email me teasers. After I have all the submissions I will choose winners with the help of my street team. This giveaway is open internationally, and will be open until 11:59pm on 3/30/2014.
Have fun and thank you!!!!
Friday, February 14, 2014
So, the time has come to organize a street team. This has been something I've been thinking about for a while, but I never thought I was "big" enough to have my very own street team. Well, screw that, lol. I think it would be awesome to have a group of women as passionate about Porter and Ella as I am spreading the word about them! I may not be the biggest and baddest indie author, but I still need a little help! So, if you think you're interested in being on my street team (!!!!), continue reading!
This is what I think I will need from my Street Team:
- Needs to be very active on Facebook and book blogs.
- Comfortable posting on blog statuses about my books, posting links when necessary.
- Needs to be willing to be silly and have fun with me (because I'm pretty silly most of the time).
- Needs to be ok with receiving benefits (i.e., advanced copies of future books, swag, and anything else I deem appropriate to send to you).
- Needs to understand that I mostly have no idea what I'm doing with a Street Team, but willing to figure it out with me along the way :)
IF you can fulfill all the required criteria, please PM me on my author page. I am not sure how many people I will need, but I will consider everyone.
Tuesday, February 4, 2014
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
I hope you'll take a minute to read the "why" behind the giveaway, but I don't require that. The link to the rafflecopter is at the bottom of the post ;)
Here are the prizes:
$5 Amazon Giftcard
$5 Starbucks Giftcard
2 ARCs of Never Far Away
1 kindle copy of Angela Graham's Inevitable
1 kindle copy of Nina Lane's Arouse
1 kindle copy of Nicole Williams' Lost and Found
1 kindle copy of Rebecca Donovan's Reason to Breathe
Autographed copy of Never Close Enough
5 signed Never Close Enough bookmarks
2 kindle copies of Never Close Enough
To enter the giveaway there are a few hoops to jump through and I would like to explain my choices.
There are a few blogs that I included in my giveaway and the blogs knew nothing of this, so keep that in mind. Once Upon a Crush Book Blog, A Literary Perusal, Read and Share Book Reviews, and Books, Coffee and Wine - they have all been, in my opinion, extraordinary to work with. They have taken their time to support me and my book(s) and I will always be grateful to them. They run such awesome blogs and I hope they know how much I appreciate their support and hard work.
The authors whose books I am giving away have all had an impact on me in some way. Rebecca Donovan was one of the first authors who left me breathless. Angela Graham has shown me how to be graceful, friendly, and professional. Nicole William's books let me escape and remember why reading is something I will always love. Nina Lane's books have completely ruined me for any other books...almost. All of these ladies are extraordinary authors and I can only look up to them.
I also included a link to like the fan page made about Never Close Enough, administered by a reader. This page, although it has nothing to do with me personally, really signifies the fact that people love Ella and Porter, and it makes me so happy to know that I could give that to the readers. I love my readers, and I love that one of them was compelled to create a page out of their love for the book. Give it a like, she will always have the up-to-date info, pics, and announcements from me.
Then there is a bunch of junk given away by me. Starbucks because they fueled both books. Amazon because who doesn't want a giftcard? Bookmarks because they are pretty. ARCs because I know there are some of you who are dying to read Never Far Away.
I am truly thankful for each and every 'liker'... you guys make me smile on a daily basis and I don't have enough words to express how grateful I am for all of you.
Here's the link to this EPIC giveaway, lol --------> http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/share-code/OWNmNjMzOTYxMTVkNDg2NmZiYTVjM2Y0ZjE3NTBmOjI=/
Thursday, January 23, 2014
I am so excited to be in the final stages of productions for Never Far Away (although, now the work is not less, just different). I am looking for a few AWESOME beta readers for Never Far Away. I need people who enjoyed the first book, and are eager to read the second book, but also people who can offer me feedback and direction. I want this book to be amazing, and offering it up to readers is so exciting for me!
There are a few stipulations that I have outlined on the actual entry page.
I thought rafflecopter was the easiest and fairest way to pick my betas, so please participate :) I am not sure how many I will pick, but please enter if you are interested :)
Link --> http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/share-code/OWNmNjMzOTYxMTVkNDg2NmZiYTVjM2Y0ZjE3NTBmOjE=/
Saturday, January 4, 2014