Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Back to School YA Blog Hop


To celebrate back to school, I'm participating in the Back to School YA Blog Hop! Hop from one blog to the next and enter to win prizes at each one! I'm offering an ecopy of Feudlings in Flames! Enter to win by leaving a comment below and Random.org will pick a winner!

And THEN, hop on to the next blog on the list and enter to win more prizes!!

Monday, September 16, 2013

Flash Fiction

In the face of a difficult week, this day had been the worst. She was still reeling from the realization that those she thought were her backbone in the face of life's storm were really the ones who would hurt her the most. And then this day. This day started, and it was hard, and she had not handled it well. The country was shaken by national disasters and a national tragedy. The kids were late to school. The baby was sick. Again. She was sick. Again. She was late picking the kids up from school. It went downhill from there. The play date she'd set up for her daughter who had no friends in the neighborhood fell through. Again. There were many tears and cries of loneliness. She felt helpless, and her answer to helpless was yelling and snapping and hiding away.
Her son had been attacked by a group of boys at school. Her son, who only a few months ago had been a social butterfly with so many kids over every day that it drove her crazy-and now he had no friends and was being bullied at a school she thought was supposed to be safe. More loneliness, more helplessness. More shutting down and putting up walls and forcing a smile and failing at everything.
But she didn't cry.
No, she made it through the day, writing emails, planning more play dates, searching for more options, more hope, more light. Building bigger, stronger walls around her heart.
She made it until 11:55, when the day was almost over and she thought she had survived, and then one solitary tear found it's way down her cheek. She brushed it away, but it was joined by others, until she was sobbing alone in the dark, sobbing so hard her throat ached and her eyes ached and she wondered if she would ever stop and she prayed that the rest of the house would stay asleep.
So no one could see her cry.

BIG is Beautiful by Kelly Martin

My sweet friend Kelly Martin and I released books the same day, so she's here to tell us about hers (since I can't shut up about mine). Check it out!

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Feudlings in Flames is #1!!!

I can't even....I have no words...My little book is #1 on Amazon for paranormal and fantasy and it's #1 in the same category for hot new releases. I could die happy right now. Well, I'd rather not, I mean, I kinda like living and stuff....but ya know ;) 

Notice its pretty cover in not one but two separate categories

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Wanna Win Signed Feudlings Bookmarks?

I have boxes of bookmarks and I don't know what to do with them, and I just ordered more...SO I'm having a giveaway! AND it's super easy to enter. All you have to do is tell me your favorite lines from any of the Feudlings books, either here in the comments or on the posts on my author page on Facebook. I will pick random winners on Monday and send them a signed bookmark - one of each! I am LOVING reading everyone's favorites-it's so much fun!

PS - don't mind the upside down photo. I'm camera challenged.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Feudlings in Flames by...ME!

I share lots of new releases. I love them. I love to help fellow authors get the word out about their fabulous books. But I gotta say, there's something extra exciting about announcing MY OWN release, especially for this book that I love so much. So here it is! What do you think???