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It’s Been A Long Time Coming

Those of you who know me know that I’ve had some difficult times recently and it’s had a negative impact on my writing. I’d done very little in the last year or so until April when a workshop helped me refocus and get my butt in gear. As a result, I wrote a story for Evernight Teen’s first anthology call, desperately hoping that I hadn’t completely lost my touch. When I got the acceptance letter I was over the moon.

It’s been 2 years since X5 was released and I’m thrilled to have a new release coming on August 21, 2015.

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The book is currently on pre-order on Amazon (links below).

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Being part of an anthology is cool because I am in the company of some truly amazing authors. Here are the blurbs for our stories:

 

Sutton Summer by Sasha Hibbs
After breaking Dylan’s heart last year, McKenzie returns to Sutton Lake for another summer. McKenzie realizes love was in front of her the entire time, but is it too late for Dylan to forgive her?
Exquisite Torture by S.D. Wasley
16 year old Ryan thinks he’s in for the summer from hell, stuck at his Gran’s farm in a remote town … until he meets the adorable Connie. But why is she so cagey about her past?
Forbidden by Melissa Frost
The new guy in town has a bad reputation and a bad boy demeanor to go with it. Even so, Olivia can’t help feeling drawn to Gavin. Can she convince her mother he’s not the delinquent everyone believes, or will his past tear them apart?
Taking the Plunge by Diana Stager
Overwhelmed and alone, Jessica is a teenage mother struggling to give her son the best possible life. Erik, a lifeguard at the local pool, never expected the girl of his dreams to have baby in tow. They have issues, but will it keep them from pursing the relationship, or are they willing to take the plunge?
Boarderline Love by Deanna Dee
Nearly drowning wasn’t part of Dalya’s vacation plans. Neither was being rescued by a guy with a perfect six pack and a haunted look in his eyes. Mason reminds Dalya too much of her over-protective older brother, but when he offers to teach her to surf, she can’t say no. Can Dalya get past her frustration with her brother to realize how much Mason means to her?
An Ocean of Their Own by Bridie Hall
Lola spends her days trawling the sand dunes in search of the perfect subject for her art. She finds it in a solitary, beautiful girl. Sarah doesn’t just fill the pages in her sketchbook, she enchants Lola’s heart too. But how can Lola tell her family about Sarah?

Evernight Teen Birthday Blog Hop

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Happy Birthday to EVERNIGHT TEEN!

 

EVERNIGHT TEEN turns two this month and we’re having a huge party to celebrate! It may be EVERNIGHT TEEN’s birthday, but you get the presents. So, grab a piece of cake, hop from blog-to-blog and discover EVERNIGHT TEEN!

 

Be sure to visit every stop on the hop and answer each question. The more you blogs you hop, the more chances to win the GRAND PRIZE of an iPad Mini sponsored by EVERNIGHT TEEN (one entry per blog). Plus, hop each blog for a host of other fabulous prizes.

 

Have your TBR list handy because we have lots of new titles for you to add, including my featured book…

 

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So for my post, I thought I’d give you a little teaser of a scene from the sequel. Don’t worry. There aren’t any spoilers!

Travis gazed up at the mountain, watching the thick bank of fog drifting down toward him, the pale light of dawn giving the haze a ghostly glow. The silence of the cold morning air was eerie enough, but something hung in the air, more than just the fog. The chill seeped into his skin, into his bones, and caused a shiver that had little to do with the weather, and everything to do with the faint whispers and moans that seemed to emanate from within the mist. Rubbing his arms, he continued walking along the riverbank, refusing to let the gloom drive him inside.

 

He had come out here to think, to clear his head. Though his new home at the habitat was safe, its location deep within the mountain made him feel claustrophobic. The best way to solve that problem was to go outside, and every morning he walked for an hour or more while the sun rose and the fog gradually dissipated. His thoughts inevitably fell on Tara, wondering what was happening to her back at The Bunker. He hated that he couldn’t go to her and bring her back here with him, sure that having her by his side again would ease the dreary mood which had gripped him since his arrival.

 

He caught his foot on a root and stumbled. From behind him, a soft laugh floated by on the breeze and he whirled around to find the valley as deserted as it had been moments before. It seemed to happen a lot. The locals swore ghosts inhabited the entire area, and they were responsible for the ethereal sounds and constant feeling of being watched. Whether it was true, Travis had no idea. But he’d heard the laugh before and every time he did, he was sure, no matter how irrational that certainty was, that Tara was close by.

I’ve been working on the sequel for a while and making progress, but it’s taking a while. I’m excited to get it done and introduce you to some interesting new characters with some pretty amazing gifts of their own!

Enter for a chance to win EVERNIGHT TEEN’s GRAND PRIZE of an iPad Mini and my blog prize (a $10 Evernight Teen gift certificate) by answering this question (be sure to include your email address to be eligible to win):

 

If you could have some kind of psychic ability, what would you want and why?

 

The birthday blog hop continues here:

 

 



A New Start

I’ve decided to change up my neglected blog/website a little bit and have created this new site as a result. It’s still undergoing construction as I try to learn this new platform, but please take a look around and check back for updates as I figure out how to operate all of this! Enjoy!