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Surrounded By My People -

As some of you may know, I am spending the next few days at SLCC, hanging out at a booth and signing a few books. This is not my first con (I go to SDCC every year), but it is the first time I am signing books at a con. It's been great. I am surrounded with readers, writers, artists and some of the best cosplay I have seen yet.

What really makes this con special for me, though, has been watching a few readers come up to our table and fangirl over one of the author's I am with. I don't know if you realize how much we love our readers...but yesterday I was able to see how uplifted a friend of mine was when a reader came by and nearly lost it when she found out THE AUTHOR of a book she loved was in front of her.

This wasn't me or my books - it was Ali Cross and her book, Become. Ali was a gracious host and spent time with the girl, talking about the story and the con. In the end, the girl got the rest of the series, which Ali personalized for her. The exchange reminded m…

Elana Johnson's UNTIL SUMMER ENDS - A review

Whew! It's been a long time since I've posted anything. In truth, I've been very busy with work and some sekrit projects. But, I miss you guys and really want to make a conscious effort to blog more and stay in touch.
Starting with today!
What better way to do that than to host my writerly BFF, Elana Johnson with a review of her latest book, UNTIL SUMMER ENDS. 




The Blurb:
Sophie Newton is determined to prove herself to her father, who insists she could never run a successful business. She opens a beachside taco stand called The Sandy Tortilla and plans to make her own way, one burrito at a time.

When she loses her summer help, Sophie rushes to find somebody to help take orders. She finds that somebody in Montgomery Winters, a struggling actor from LA. Mont takes the job; the money's useful, though he finds that his curvy boss is what really keeps him around.

As Sophie and Mont work together, they discover an intense attraction between them. But when Mont's agent cal…

#Free books and other news...

Hi all! It's been a BUSY summer. I'm finishing up the final book in the Solomon experiments, Reckoning. It'll be out in late summer. I'm also finishing up the editing of the Requiem Series for re-release as well. To bring these two great series to you, I am having a few sales:


As the picture states, Collide, Book #1 in the Solomon Experiments, is #FREE on Amazon until July 19. Now is the perfect time to jump into the series people have called "a fast moving, suspenseful thriller". 
CLICK HERE TO GET YOUR FREE COPY
Speaking of free books, the re-launch of the Requiem series has begun! You can pick up Broken Wing #FREE on all platforms (Amazon, Barnes and Noble, iTunes) Broken Wing, formally published as Dies Irae, tells the story of of Mikayel and Azzazziel,angelic friends  turned mortal enemies. The Requiem series has been called "gritty, dramatic [and] heart-wrenching". Get your copy of the prequel #FREE today.
CLICK HERE TO GET YOUR FREE COPY Summe…

Summer ReBoot and ReCharge

I love summer! It's a time to reboot and recharge. Now, most of this feeling came from the fact that I was off from work for most of summer. Now that I no longer work a typical educator's calendar, I don't have the time off. That said, I still use this time to regroup.
This year "regroup" means a few things: re-evaluating my writing career, revamping my blogs and sites, and formulating some new goals. Over the next few months expect to see changes to the look of this site and my website (it's getting a complete overhaul!), as well as changes to my Intense Life site. There will also be some new things in store with my writing. I am excited to share everything with you.

What does summer mean for you guys? Do you regroup during the summer months as well?

#YASH Spring 2016 Hunt Is HERE (Plus a fabulous giveaway)

Hello! I am Christine Fonseca,your hostess for this leg of the hunt.
About Me I write YA romance, paranormal thrillers and scary stories. Oh, and I also write self-help books!  I'm a lover of books, lattes, and family.  I'm passionate about humanity and a believer in dreams. Writing is my second career - or maybe my third...
I love to explore the depths of humanity - explore truth! 
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Looking for my exclusive bonus content? You’ll have to keep searching. Somewhere on this blog hop, you'll find an excerpt for OUTBREAK, Book #2 in the acclaimed Solomon Experiments series. Before you go looking for it, check out the amazing author I’m hosting. But, first, a few rules: SCAVENGER HUNT PUZZLE RULES Directions: Below, you’ll notice that I’ve listed my favorite number. Collect the favorite numbers of all the authors on TEAM GOLD, and then add them up (don’t worry, you can use a calculator!) HINT: THE SECRET NUMBER IS HIGHLIGHTED IN GOLD! Entry Form: Once you’ve added…

#YASH Spring 2016 begins tomorrow!

I am so excited to be part of this Spring's YA Scavenger Hunt. 

This year there are NINE outstanding teams. I'm part of #TeamGold The Scavenger Hunt runs from March 29th through April 3rd beginning and ending at noon Pacific time on those days. 

If you've never been a part of the hunt before you should give it a try. It runs like a giant blog hop, introducing you to new YA authors and books along the way. There are tons of prizes including a grand prize for each team. 

If you win one of the grand prizes you will get a book from each author on that team! For more information and to make sure you get hunt updates, sign up for news on the #YASH website. 

For my part, I am revealing an excerpt from my highly anticipated OUTBREAK, book #2 in the Solomon Experiments. On  THIS BLOG I will be giving away 5 ebook copies of Collide (Book #1 in the series) AND 5 ebook copies of Outbreak. You really won't want to miss out on this fabulous and fun event.

And now, here are the teams! Jus…

It's Release Day!

Wow! This post was a long time coming. My 6th novel (and 17th book), OUTBREAK, book #2 in the Solomon Experiments, is officially out day.

This is a special release for me. I had struggled to find my fiction mojo after my last book. Related to what was going on in my personal life and some residual feelings about my mother's death, it took me nearly 2 years to reconnect with my inner artist. The struggle was worth it, though, as I figured out some things about myself as an artist that I needed.

Now, I hope all of you will enjoy the book as much as I've enjoyed writing it.

OUTBREAK is the continuing story of Dakota, an 18 year old girl wrestling with her new awareness of abilities that make her the target of a black ops group. Here is a little more about the story:


Dakota never thought she’d crave her old life in Boresville. Not until the Creator’s assassins came and took everything, everyone, she cared about—all except for David. He’s the only thing she has left, and he wants he…

Giving away copies of the Audiobook COLLIDE

Audio Book Giveaway!
Hi Everyone!

I am so excited to bring you an opportunity to win one of 5 copies of the AUDIO BOOK of Collide from Audible.com. From now through Saturday, Jan 30, you can get a chance to pick up a #FREE copy of the audiobook for COLLIDE simply by commenting on the post on my Facebook page. 

CLICK HERE TO ENTER THE GIVEAWAY

If audiobooks are not your thing, I am happy to also let you know that I've discounted the digital book from $3.99 to .99 from through the end of the month. Just click on your favorite retailer below.

What is COLLIDE? The first book in the Solomon Experiment series, COLLIDE is a YA suspense that pairs government conspiracy and espionage with psychic assassins. As one blogger said, Collide is "an action-packed read that will have your heart slamming in your chest and your mind racing until the end."

Here is the backcover blurb for this 2015 YA finalist in the Kindle Book Awards, COLLIDE:
The most dangerous secrets are the ones that kill.

11…

Collide and Transcend in Audio Format

Wow - it has too long since my last post! A lot has happened over the past few months. First, I've decided to re-launch my entire backlist. What does this mean? New covers, new interiors, and, in some cases, new and expanded stories. It also means releasing the books in audiobook format. Audiobooks are something I've wanted to do for a while. And now it is finally happening.

In December, I released the audiobook formats of Transcend and Collide - each with new covers and new interiors in the digital and print versions. I plan on revealing the new covers for the rest of the Solomon Experiment series (the sequels to Collide) later this month, with the actual books coming in late Feb and March/April.

In Spring, I will begin the re-launch of the Requiem series, including significantly expanded stories for books 2 and 3, new covers, new titles and audiobook formats.

I don't plan on only re-releasing books in 2016. In addition to the two new books in the Solomon Experiments, I ha…