Monday, April 15, 2013

Announcing the Secondary Characters Bloghop!


I'd like to announce the Secondary Characters Bloghop!
Sometimes secondary characters steal the show, (or the book) and become our favorites. On May 22nd we want you to tell us about your favorite secondary characters from books or movies, or both!
Whether it's the funny best friend or that goofy kid next door,
we want to know what secondary characters
you just couldn't get enough of and why.

were all generous enough offer critiques as prizes!
These ladies are brilliant, wonderful critiquers.
Rachel is also giving away a three chapter critique along with an ebook
(which releases on May 28th)
So sign up on the linky list below and start thinking about your favorite secondary characters!


Monday, April 8, 2013

A Change of Plans

No, I'm not having a change of plans... I'm helping share the beautiful cover for Donna Weaver's debut novel, A Change of Plans, that releases this June! I'm so excited for Donna, and I can't wait to get my hands on this book. I think the cover is absolutely amazing.

The Blurb:
When Lyn sets off on her supposedly uncomplicated and unromantic cruise, she never dreams it will include pirates. All the 25-year-old, Colorado high school teacher wants to do is forget that her dead fianc├ę was a cheating scumbag. Lyn plans a vacation diversion; fate provides Braedon, an intriguing surgeon. She finds herself drawn to him: his gentle humor, his love of music, and even his willingness to let her take him down during morning karate practices. Against the backdrop of the ship’s make-believe world and temporary friendships, her emotions come alive.

However, fear is an emotion, too. Unaware of the sensitive waters he's navigating, Braedon moves to take their relationship beyond friendship--on the very anniversary Lyn is on the cruise to forget. Lyn's painful memories are too powerful, and she runs from Braedon and what he has to offer.

Their confusing relationship is bad enough, but when the pair finds themselves on one of the cruise's snorkeling excursions in American Samoa things get worse. Paradise turns to piracy when their party is kidnapped and Lyn's fear of a fairytale turns grim. Now she must fight alongside the man she rejected, first for their freedom and then against storms, sharks, and shipwreck
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About the Author:

Donna K. Weaver is a Navy brat who joined the Army and has lived in Asia and Europe. Because she sailed the Pacific three times as a child, she loves cruising and wishes she could accrue enough vacation time to do more of it with her husband.
At fifty, Donna decided to study karate and earned her black belt in Shorei Kempo.
After recording city council minutes for twenty years, Donna decided to write something a little longer and with a lot more emotion--and kissing.
Donna and her husband reside in Utah, they have six children and eight grandchildren who live all over the world.




Find Donna:
Blog
Facebook
Goodreads
Twitter  

Congratulations Donna!

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Fraction of Stone!

I hope you're seeing this all over the blogosphere, because this is one book you do not want to miss. I was fortunate to be able to hook up with Kelley as a critique partner when she was working on this book. It is an amazing story! And I loved working with Kelley every bit as much as I loved reading the book. She taught me so much about writing and helped me be a better critique partner too. I just love this girl, and I'm excited to help spread the news about her debut novel, Fraction of Stone.

Blurb:
Wind tunnels, torrential rains and earthquakes tear apart Casden. The cause of the world’s imbalance is unknown, but the mounting occurrences suggest there’s little time before life ceases to exist.


Rydan Gale and Akara Nazreth are the only humans with the ability to wield magic. The tattoo on their necks and the discovery of an ancient book, dictate they are the key to the world’s survival.


But the greatest obstacle for saving mankind isn’t the bizarre creatures, extreme betrayals and magic-fearing men hunting them.

It’s that Akara doesn’t believe the world is worth saving. 

About the Author:

Eventually the day came when the voices in Kelley Lynn’s head were more insistent then her engineering professor’s. So instead of turning to her Thermodynamics book, Kelley brought up a blank page on her computer screen and wrote. Somewhere along the way she became a Young Adult author.


Kelley was born and raised a Midwestern girl. She’s not afraid to sweat and fills her free time with softball, soccer and volleyball. (Though you probably don’t want her on your volleyball team.) She occasionally makes guest appearances as a female vocalist for area bands.


You can find Kelley hanging out at her blog, titled in her name, as well as the group blog she shares with her fellow critique partners, Falling for Fiction. Kelley is a member of the Society of Children’s Books Writers and Illustrators.


Kelley Lynn's Links: Blog | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads


Congratulations Kelley! I already have my copy and can't wait to have you sign it because that means I will have finally met you in person!