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TIED

TIED Countdown to Launch Day 5!!

Only 5 DAYS until TIED goes live. FIVE.

Here’s today’s TIED teaser. 😉

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Her eyebrows squeezed together, and she rose and ambled forward with hesitant steps, most of her weight leaning on her left side. I was afraid she’d tip over, fall off the porch and into the garden.

“Come closer my child. My vision is not what it used to be.” I advanced a little. She held out her hands and cradled my face with a cool and gentle touch. A quick nod, and a knowing smile spread across her elderly wrinkled face, as she patted me on the hand.

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Check back tomorrow for day four’s teaser. 😉


TIED Countdown to Launch, Day 6!

Hmmm…. what teaser shall I provide today?

Something good with only six days left to launch TIED.

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Blood sped through my veins as I gripped the edge of the counter, gazing into the face I knew so well. A shadow of confusion crossed his expression as he stared back at me before the corner of his mouth drew up in a slight grin, and my face flushed with a burning heat.

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Check back tomorrow for another sample from the book!


#TIED Countdown to Launch, Day 7

ONE WEEK! ONE. EEK!

Moving on with the today’s sample teaser of TIED. 😉

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“I’m sorry. Didn’t mean to scare you.” He sat on the edge of my bed. “Can I get you anything?”

I closed my eyes again. “I’ve officially lost my mind.” I wondered whether the doctor had been wrong about my quickly healed concussion. I’d obviously done more harm to my already damaged brain.

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Check in again tomorrow for another teaser!


My Music Monday (TIED Countdown) Wk 1

Hi everyone. This will be my last official My Music Monday post related to TIED’s playlist. The entire playlist will go live on launch day, next Monday, September 9th.

Hope you guys have enjoyed all the music these last 33 weeks!


#TIED Countdown to Launch, Day 8

We’re on Day 8! Here’s the second TIED teaser.

Enjoy!

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“Jump.”

I smiled down at him but didn’t answer.

“Afraid?”

“No!”

“So, jump.” He smirked up at me, the wind blowing his hair
over his eyes.

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Check in tomorrow for another snippet from the book. 😉


TIED, The Fire Born Novels (# 1), Countdown to Launch

In honor of TIED’s official release on the 9th of September, I’ve decided to do a small teaser each day until the launch. 😉

Here we go:

Crisp leaves crunch under my feet, and a sweet scent drifts in from the nearby waterfall. I listen to it splashing off the rocks, inhaling a deep cleansing breath, the dampness of the forest warming my bones, before turning, heart hammering, eyes narrowing, frozen in my tracks.

Coming Sept 9, 2013

Coming Sept 9, 2013


My Music Monday ~ (TIED Countdown) Wk 2

TWO WEEKS until TIED launches?! How did I lose count?

A few more songs to go on the TIED playlist this week.


My Music Monday (TIED Countdown) Wk 4

With TIED only under a month before going live, the last few songs of the playlist are going to get crammed in  before launch on September 9th. (I think I lost count somehow.)

Here we go:


My Music Monday (TIED Countdown) Wk 5!

TIED will be released in ONE MONTH!

I’m including two songs this week so I can get them all in before launch.

Here are this week’s playlist tracks:


My Music Monday (TIED Countdown) Wk 6!

I completely forgot to post today!

Here’s this week’s TIED playlist track:


TIED Blog Tour ~ Bloggers and Schedule

The blog tour for TIED is just around the corner, and I want to say Thank You to all the bloggers/reviewers who have signed up for the tour, as well as give readers (and writers) the schedule to follow if you want to check it out. 😉

We start on September 9th. The day TIED releases onto the masses. 😉

Here goes:

September 9:

J. Taylor Publishing

September 10:

Kindle Obsessed

September 11:

Nightly Reading

Musings of a YA Reader

September 12:

Scribbler’s Sojourn

Ever On Word

September 13:

Where Fantasy and Love Take Flight

September 15:

Mythical Books

September 16:

BookarooJu

Aimee Laine’s Blog

Julie Reece’s Blog

September 17:

YA Book Addict

Crazy Four Books

September 18:

Manga Maniac Cafe

September 19:

The Reading Diaries

Happy Tails and Tales Blog

September 20:

The Dream Weaver’s Cottage (J. Keller Ford YA Author)

Emi Gayle’s Blog

September 23:

Bibliophilia, Please

September 24:

Known To Read

September 25:

L.S. Murphy’s Blog

J.C. Martin, Fighter Writer

September 26:

At Random

September 27:

Bookworm Lisa

September 28:

The Book Diaries

September 30:

Laurie’s Thoughts and Reviews

Doctor’s Notes

October 1:

That Artsy Reader Girl

October 2:

The Scribble’s of Jocelyn Adams

October 3:

Katherine Skye YA Author

October 4:

The Cover Contessa

Alex Nader Writes

October 7:

Ohana Day Academy

October 8:

I Am A Reader Not A Writer

October 9:

Girls Heart Books

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WHEW!

 If you are a blogger or a reviewer and you’d like to be a part of the TIED blog tour,

I still have a few spots available.

You can sign up here: J Taylor Publishing

Thanks again for everyone who is participating!!


My Music Monday (TIED Countdown) Wk 7

Moving Monday’s post back a day after sharing Alexander Nader’s cover for Beasts of Burdin yesterday. Check it out if you missed it.

Only 7 more weeks until the release of TIED! On with the playlist.


My Music Monday (TIED Countdown) Wk 8!

8 Weeks and counting ….

Here’s this week’s playlist track:


#SampleSunday TIED, Book One of The Fire Born Novels

Welcome to the second edition of Sample Sunday.

I’m going to try to post an excerpt from TIED one or two Sunday’s a month until release day on September 9th.

Here’s today’s teaser:

“Layla.” Benny’s terrified voice rang out above me. Her fear-filled eyes came into focus as glaring fluorescent lights radiated down from the ceiling. “Can you see me?”

“Who else would I see? You’re in my face.” I shielded my eyes from the light’s glare, the vision reverberating through my mind. The same vision I’d seen a hundred times before. The one I thought had to be a memory but knew couldn’t be. The vision that made my heart ache as if it were being ripped out.

A crowd of dancers hovered around, all gazes fixed on me as I hastily wiped my damp eyes.

What did I do?

“I told you she was crazy,” Dena said.

See you in a couple of weeks for another sample. 😉


My Music Monday (TIED Countdown) Wk 10

We are pulling into week 10 on the playlist.


#Win an eARC of TIED #Giveaway #YABooks

This contest has ended, but I’ll be having another (Much bigger one) in September!

Thank you to everyone who entered, you guys are awesome. 😉

Want to read TIED before it releases in September?

Like I promised, I’m having a giveaway, and here’s your chance to win. 😉

Up for grabs is an eARC (Electronic Advanced Reader Copy) of TIED,

Book #1 of The Fire Born Novels

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Back of the book:

Coming Sept 9, 2013

Coming Sept 9, 2013

Normal people don’t believe their nightmares stalk them. They don’t fall in love with boys who don’t exist, either.

Seventeen-year-old Layla Labelle, though, is far from normal. Her delusions walk the earth. Her hallucinations hunt her, and her skin heats to a burn every time her anger flares.

Or is that all in her head?

Layla doesn’t know what to believe any more because if none of that’s true, Max MacLarnon must be an illusion, and her heart must still be broken.

No matter how much she wants to believe Max is real, doing so would mean everything else is, too. How, then, is that possible?

The answers lie in an age-old legend the supernatural aren’t prepared to reveal, and with a curse that could tear Layla and Max apart forever—if it doesn’t kill them both first.

In TIED, book one in the Fire Born trilogy, learning the truth will mean fighting an arsenal of demons, and being with Max will put Layla on a path toward her own destruction.

Just how far will Layla go to protect the one she loves?

The answer may never be far enough … away.

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Add to your Goodreads To-Be-Read-List (If you’d like)

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Want to play?

Okay, all you have to do is leave a comment in the comment form below, and you will be entered in the drawing.

That’s all.

Just leave a comment, and you’re entered

Easy.

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GOOD LUCK!

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Terms & Condition for this giveaway

NO PURCHASE is necessary to enter this giveaway

This giveaway is open INTERNATIONALLY to anyone over the age of 18

Prize is as stated: 1 e-ARC of TIED: Book #1 of The Fire Born Novels, delivered electronically via email

No cash alternative will be offered

Giveaway begins today: July 3, 2013 and will end at midnight of July 10th 2013

Entry requires no more than a comment in order for me to know you wish to be entered

Winner will be chosen randomly using Random.org shortly after contest’s closing

Winner will be contacted via email, and will need to be comfortable with their details being forwarded to the publisher, for delivery of their prize to be arranged. They will also need to specify whether mobi. or epub file is preferred as format of the stated prize

No addresses, emails, or other contact information will be shared with third parties other than those stated–all information will be treated with the strictest confidence

If there are any technical issues, they will handled post haste. Eg, duplicate entries will be deleted; if the blog via which you have entered goes ‘down’ your entry will still stand and be entered.

VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW

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#SampleSunday TIED, The Fire Born Novels, Book One

Super excited today. I have the go ahead by my publisher to share some quotes, snippets, and samples from TIED, Book One of The Fire Born Novels. 😉

Here’s a sneak peek:

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Afternoon sun flooded through the shop’s front windows in sheets, creating a back lit silhouette in the doorway. Dust particles floated past my scope of vision like miniature ghosts, and the clear grey eyes glancing at me made my breath end in my throat.

The room spun and slowed to a time-warped crawl, and the spicy sweetness of gardenias wafted through the air. Visions rushed up to the surface, flooding my brain, blowing the circuits. My magazine dropped to the floor, and I swayed, grabbing the counter for support, forcing myself to blink.

“Layla?” Thudding feet echoed in the distance.

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That’s all for this Sunday. I’ll see what I can find for next week. 😉

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eARC #Giveaway of TIED, Book One of The Fire Born Novels #YAlit

I have another surprise today!

Next week I’ll be having an eARC Giveaway of TIED.

Incase you don’t know what I’m talking about, here’s what will be up for grabs:

(Not the reader mind you, just the electronic book format. Mobi or epub)

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Normal people don’t believe their nightmares stalk them. They don’t fall in love with boys who don’t exist, either.

Seventeen-year-old Layla Labelle, though, is far from normal. Her delusions walk the earth. Her hallucinations hunt her, and her skin heats to a burn every time her anger flares.

Or is that all in her head?

Layla doesn’t know what to believe any more because if none of that’s true, Max MacLarnon must be an illusion, and her heart must still be broken.

No matter how much she wants to believe Max is real, doing so would mean everything else is, too. How, then, is that possible?

The answers lie in an age-old legend the supernatural aren’t prepared to reveal, and with a curse that could tear Layla and Max apart forever—if it doesn’t kill them both first.

In TIED, book one in the Fire Born trilogy, learning the truth will mean fighting an arsenal of demons, and being with Max will put Layla on a path toward her own destruction.

Just how far will Layla go to protect the one she loves?

The answer may never be far enough … away.

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Stay tuned if you’d like to win an Advanced Reader Copy (electronic format) before TIED releases in September. 😉

 


My Music Monday (TIED Countdown) Wk 13

13 weeks and counting! Here’s this week’s TIED playlist track:


My Music Monday (TIED Countdown) Wk 14

Moving into the 14th week …


TIED Book Trailer Is Out!

Here it is. See what you think …


The ARCS Are Out.

So … I’m official, I guess.

Anyone who’s been reading my blog with any regularity over the last three years knows I’ve been working on my novel, TIED for quite a while. They know I went on submission about a year ago with a mixture of fear and anxiety. Somehow I made it through with a publishing contract.

Fast forward another year later, and I’m holding the print copy of TIED in my hands.

The official ARCS went out to bloggers and reviewers on Monday. The email from my publisher came over that morning, and I kind of ignored it. *continues writing TORN ignoring that TIED just released to over 200 people who are going to pick it a part.*

Wednesday night, UPS delivered the print copy (the ARC), and I just kind of stared at it while everyone else jumped around, giving me high fives, and ooh’s and aah’s.

When an author receives an ARC (ebook or print or both) the last and final round of edits are made. Small stuff really. Punctuation errors, acknowledgement page, etc … nothing too big or time consuming—or so they tell me. 😉

I haven’t started the edits yet. I’m still staring at the book.

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I guess I’m really doing this. Where’d the last three years go?


My Music Monday (TIED Countdown) Wk 15

Moving into the 15th week of the TIED playlist countdown.

 


My Music Monday (TIED Countdown) Wk 16! #YAlit

Moving into the 16th week on the TIED playlist countdown … September 9th is in sight.