Thursday, November 20, 2014

Where did the month go....oh, yea, I was writing

So, it's been nearly a month since my last post. SORRY ABOUT THAT! My excuse....

Yep, I was writing. I wanted to finish TWO novels this month. I was on track for the first week. But the day job is so insanely busy, it is just not possible for me to get this done! SO....Here I am, very thankful to have made it past the 60K mark and completing NaNo.

Next up - getting back to life with everything else. 

Hope you are all fab and I will be back. I miss you guys!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

TRANSCEND is #FREE for 72 Hours Only!

TRANSCEND IS #FREE FOR KINDLE!!!

72 hours only
Halloween is nearly upon us, and what better way to celebrate than with a SALE on my YA thriller heralded as "hauntingly dark and breathtakingly beautiful". TRANSCEND is #FREE for the next few days. 
 
All seventeen-year-old composer Ien Montgomery desires is an escape from his family's rigid expectations for his life; someone to inspire his music. When he meets a beautiful violin-prodigy, Kiera McDougal, his life music takes on new life. With her, he imagines a future outside of his parents’ control. That is, until a horrible accident tears them apart. 

Sent to die in a sanatorium, Ien’s obsession for Kiera grows unbearable. Tortured by thoughts he can’t escape and the truth of his monstrous disfigurement, he flees, desperate to exact revenge on the people that ruined his life – his parents. But, vengeance is empty. Betrayed by those closest to him, Ien discovers that the price for his happiness may be his sanity.


Set amidst the landscape of New York's Gilded Age, and inspired by Phantom of the Opera, TRANSCEND exposes the fine line between love and madness

 
Semi-finalist in Kindle Book Review 2013 Indie Book Awards - Young Adult category
"Black Swan meets Phantom of the Opera in this breathe taking psychological thriller"
 ~ Heather McCorkle, Author of To Ride A Puca
"...hauntingly dark and achingly  beautiful..."
~ Michelle McLean, Author of Treasured Lies
"The writing is lyrical, beautiful. The story...intense and utterly unique"
~ Ali Cross, Author of Become
For a limited time, you can still pick up the ebook of TRANSCEND
#FREE on kindle.
CLICK HERE to pick up your copy
From 10/28 - 10/30 ONLY.

"But Christine," you say. "I only have a Nook or my iPad."

Well, download a FREE Kindle app. Or, if it really a problem, please contact me by replying to this email and I'll send you an epub of the book. Seriously. My way of saying "thanks" for the wonderful support you've given me over the years.

ACT SOON, though. The deal ends promptly on 10/30.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

LAST FEW HOURS . . .

LAST DAY TO GET COLLIDE
#FREE FOR KINDLE
!!!



Thank you all for the support with COLLIDE. Today is the last day to get it FREE and I'd love to hit the top 100 before I do (I've come close). Please help by spreading the word.
And if you haven't downloaded YOUR copy, do it today. You only have a few more hours.

ACT SOON, though. The deal ends promptly on 10/25.


Thursday, October 23, 2014

COLLIDE IS FREE!!!

 

72 HOURS TO GET COLLIDE #FREE FOR KINDLE!!!

I am celebrating Fall and the upcoming Holiday season with a few amazing reads - FREE over the next few days. To start with, I bring you COLLIDE, my YA action-packedhigh-octane read. 
 
"With smart, thoughtful narrative, and non-stop action, COLLIDE is like watching an excellent episode of the X-Files--I didn't want to miss a single second!" - Ali Cross, author of the Blood Crown
 
"Collide is a fast moving, suspenseful thriller full of twists and turns around every bend. An action packed read that will have your heart slamming in your chest and your mind racing until the end." - Brooke DelVecchio, book blogger at thecovercontessa.com

Collide is a Bourne Identity meets XMEN wild ride of espionage, psychic warfare and terrorism. 


AND...
For a limited time, you can still pick up the ebook
#FREE on kindle.
CLICK HERE to pick up your copy
From 10/23 - 10/25 ONLY.

"But Christine," you say. "I only have a Nook or my iPad."

Well, download a FREE Kindle app. Or, if it really a problem, please contact me and I'll send you an epub of the book. Seriously. My way of saying "thanks" for the wonderful support you've given me over the years.

ACT SOON, though. The deal ends promptly on 10/25.


Want to help me spread the word? Why not take a quick moment and share this newsletter or use this ready made tweet:

Bourne Identity meets Xmen in this fast moving, suspenseful YA thriller. #FREE for a limited time. 
http://smarturl.it/CollideFREE

I'll be back next week with a NEW surprise - just in time for Halloween! Thanks again for the love and I hope you get a chance to read Collide soon!

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Happy Anniversary!!! 4 years, and 9 books later, I'm still here!

I am so excited! 
Today marks my 4th anniversary as a published author. 


Emotional Intensity in Gifted Students came out on October 1, 2010. I remember the day distinctly. It was a small little educational title that was supposed to sell in a tiny niche. My agent at that time was Krista Goering. She believed in the product, and I believed in her. So I promised myself I would do anything and everything possible to make this book a success. I scheduled a twitter party (Thank you Deborah Mersino) for #GTCHAT, had a blog tour and a signing, not to mention book chats scattered throughout the week, and BAM.....

the book was completely sold out on day 1. Seriously.

That day changed my life!

For the first time, this dream of being published was a reality. I felt on top of the world, like nothing could possibly get in my way or stop me. It is a feeling I return to anytime I question my sanity for staying in this business.

Since that amazing day, I have published three more nonfiction titles with my amazing editor Lacy Compton and the team at Prufrock Press, including 101 Success Secrets for Gifted Kids, the Girl Guide, and most recently Quiet Kids. With their help, another two titles - Raising the Shy Child and I'm Not just Gifted - will be coming in the first six months of 2015. These titles have also led to publishing opportunities with Tiger Beat magazine, Justine Magazine, Parents, Johnson & Johnson and others. I can't say how excited and life fulfilling it has all been.

In addition to the non-fiction fun, Krista was encouraging with my fiction (an area she did not represent but supported as I tried to find my niche in the very crowded YA market.) I started publishing my fiction in 2012, first through Heather McCorkle's HUGE help, and then on my own. Drawing on the love and support of my early CPs and writing buds: Elana Johnson, Ali Cross, Michelle McLean and Julie Butcher, I honed my craft until finally, I published the Requiem series, including Lacrimosa, Libera Me, Dominus and the shorts Dies Irae and Mea Culpa. Countless other writers helped along the way, as well as bloggers and fans.

The Requiem series was followed by my thrillers, Transcend and, most recently, Collide. For those keep count, that's a total of 9 books, 2 shorts and countless articles.

WOW! 
How did that even happen...

Along the way, paths have changed, goals have shifted, friendships morphed. I've had ups and downs. I've nearly quit at least a million times. And I've lost and found my voice.

Now, as I entered my fifth year as a published author (and my seventh year writing with the intent to publish), I understand that everything cycles back to the stories too loud to stay quietly present in my head, stories and self-help that is meant to inspire and transcend....this is why I am still here. No, I have not reached my goals. Actually, I'm not even close in some respects. But I am very proud of what I've accomplished and what is on the horizon!

I want to thank all of you for sticking with me. I've never been the popular girl, the one on the "in", the one others looked up to.. but with this tribe of writers, I have at least found my voice, my place, my peeps.

I promise to keep the stories coming, to bring more adventure and more love. I promise to tackle the hard topics and continue to make authenticity the norm we all strive for. And I promise to lead by example and honestly approach the next four years with the same passion I've tried to maintain and inspire since the beginning!

HUGS, and thanks for making the dream that is my life a reality. :D