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Feed Your Kindle: Huge .99 Sale!

Happy Labor Day Weekend to my US friends. I am planning to spend the time shopping, celebrating my youngest's B-day (belated) with a family BBQ and swimming, and working on Dominus. All in all, it'll be fab! I will also be finishing preparations to launch my website and reveal my rebranding next week. To celebrate with all of you I have exciting news:

LACRIMOSA, LIBERA ME, and TRANSCEND (Semi-finalist in the Kindle Book Review 2013 Indie Book Award) are only $0.99 for Kindle THIS WEEKEND ONLY!!! That's right, you can feed your Kindle with my titles for only 0.99 each!!!

Here is the scoop on the books:

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…

Bookanista Review: Darkest Mercy by Melissa Marr

It's Bookanista Thursday and time for a new review. Today, I am thrilled to be talking about DARKEST MERCY by Melissa Marr. I know, I know - the book isn't a new release, but man, I LOVE Melissa Marr! 

More on that in a moment. First, let's see what the rest of the Bookanistas are up to:
Shari Arnold has chills for BY BLOOD, by Tracy E. BanghartRebecca Behrens is wondering at WONDER, by R.J. PalacioChristine Fonseca has all the feels for DARKEST MERCY, by Melissa MarrNikki Katz is gushing about BLYTHEWOOD, by Carol GoodmanStasia Ward Kehoe has taken a shine to GOLDEN, by Jessi KirbyJessica Love has fond memories of ALL OUR YESTERDAYS, by Cristin Terrill
On to my Bookanista Review of DARKEST MERCY by Melissa Marr:

Release Date: 02/22/2011

Basic Blurb: (from Goodreads)
Send the messengers for the Faery Courts. This is the end. 

The Summer King is missing; the Dark Court is bleeding; and a stranger walks the streets of Huntsdale, his presence signifying the deaths of powerful fey.


My FIRST TV Segment

I am so excited to share my first TV segment talking about social media and introverted children. It aired LIVE yesterday on UT-TV 's Primetime with Taylor Baldwin. It was the best experience. Everyone made me feel so comfortable and the segment was FABULOUS! I am working on a follow-up segment with Taylor and am thrilled.

Here is the link to the segment. Check it out and tell me what you think.

Oh! And another piece of news - Quiet Kids will be hitting shelves slightly early (end of Sept) and featured on the front tables with new non-fiction books starting Oct 8. What a fabulous Birthday present (my birthday is Oct 7).


Movie adaptations: Love 'em or hate 'em

Hey everyone! As I mentioned last week, my blogging is scarse as I get back into the groove with the end of summer vacations and the start of a new school year.

Things are going fabulously behind the scenes, with updates to the website and blogs, new books in nonfiction and fiction being planned out, and the completion of my Requiem Series. I will say, I think Dominus may be my favorite installment in the series yet!!! But more on that in future posts. Today is about the Blog Chain and a new topic.

Today's topic is brought by Michelle, who asks:

What is your favorite book-to-movie adaptation? Why? What's your least favorite and why?

I am a huge movie fan! Like HUGE. Something about seeing a story come to life on the big screen with all of the music, visual effects, etc - I just love it. This is not to say, however, that I love every book-to-movie adaptation. In fact, most of the time I don't.

Let me clarify that...most of the time I have to treat the two genre's complet…

Bookanista Review of UNRAVEL ME by Tahereh Mafi

It's Bookanista Thursday and time for a new review. Today, I am talking about Mahi's fabulous sequel to SHATTER ME, UNRAVEL ME. But before I get to that, here is the list of other reviews today (and yes, it is a small list with WRITEONCON and school starting):
Lenore Appelhans is inspired by THE COLOR OF RAIN, by Cori McCarthyChristine Fonseca has chills for UNRAVEL ME, by Taherah MafibKimberly Sabatini is spreading some love for BY BLOOD, by Tracy Banghart On to my Bookanista Review of UNRAVEL ME by Tahereh Mafi

Release Date: 02/05/2013

Basic Blurb: (from Amazon)
it's almost
time for war.
Juliette has escaped to Omega Point. It is a place for people like her—people with gifts—and it is also the headquarters of the rebel resistance. She's finally free from The Reestablishment, free from their plan to use her as a weapon, and free to love Adam. But Juliette will never be free from her lethal touch. Or from Warner, who wants Juliette more than she ever thought…

What's in a Theme

Welcome to another installment of the Blog Chain. I totally goofed up and was supposed to post on this last week. But...well...the road trip sorta prevented that. So, better late then never, right?!?

Today's topic is brought by Kate, who asks:

This I believe. Do you find yourself repeating certain themes in your writing? Can readers glean what you believe in or some of your life philosophies from reading your work?

Ah yes, themes. Defined by Miriam-Webster as a specific topic of artistic expression, themes are what transform a story from a 2-dimension stream of words into something more. At least, that is how I look at it.

Those of you who know me know that I am a pretty deep thinker. I have a huge philosophic aspect to me and am regularly looking for the deeper meanings of things - the themes. This definitely shows in my writing. Whether I am writing a story about forbidden love, taking the reader on a dark psychological journey, or commenting on the joys of becoming a teen, each o…

Yep...I'm Back (more or less)

Hi all! I was supposed to be back to regular blogging on Monday, 8/12. But, I extended the hiatus a bit to accommodate starting the new school year. In fact, I have decided to put off the relaunch of my social media sites for the same reason. Yes, I will be intermittently blogging for the next two weeks. But, I will be doing a large relaunch, with new branding on my website, new content across platforms, etc on Sept 1.

Until then,  I will continue with some book reviews, updates and misc posts. Enjoy the end of summer everyone!