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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

TIDAL is Coming Ashore . . . SOON

Morning, guys! So, originally, I'd planned to release Tidal in the middle of December. As of a few days ago, that date was pushed up. The official release date for Tidal is November 30 2012 which is only 4 weeks away! I'm very excited about this because this is new adult (which is pretty much the genre that I've been writing in forever) and I've fallen in love with Cooper and Willow.

I'm totally planning to do giveaways (I'm mailing out the prizes from the last one today) but this time it will be more focused on digital gift cards, etc, with one GIANT giveaway at the end of December. I figured what better way to celebrate Halloween--and the fact that it's cold as hell--with my July At Christmas giveaway.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Yep, a Kindle or a Nook, shipped directly to your door from Amazon or Barnes and Noble. I'm excited. My husband is staring at me like I've grown a peenie out the middle of my forehead (he's really cheap). And I can't wait to get this book out into the world. I'll be giving away digital gift cards over the next few weeks during my cover reveal, Willow's teaser trailer, Cooper's teaser trailer, and the official Tidal trailer so make sure you check back and enter.

Tell your wife, tell your kids, and tell your husband because the more entries the better. ;)

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Teaser Tuesday: Willow Meets Cooper

Today's teaser Tuesday is from Tidal, when Willow and Cooper first meet. Hope you guys enjoy! :)
I totally imagine Elizabeth Gillies as I write Willow!
Out the corner of my eye I saw a flicker of light—a camera phone. I didn’t even blink. The flashing was the one thing I hadn’t missed while I was holed up in Serenity Hills, but it was something that would never change. That picture would show up on gossip sites before I was finished eating lunch.

What Not to Wear
Willow Avery: The Post Rehab Files

Screw it.
The world would feed off my downfall, my screw-ups, and there wasn’t shit I could do to stop it.

Still, I shuddered inwardly, and then I pulled away from Dickson’s grasp to slide into the booth. Kevin came in right behind me, grinning like the cat that ate the canary.

“You haven’t changed a bit,” Dickson said, as he sat down across from me. I let his words register, forcing myself not to roll my green eyes. Last time I worked with Dickson was four and a half years ago, when I was fifteen. I’d played lead in a modern day Sleeping Beauty, minus the creepy magical fairies. The last time I worked with Dickson, I had been box office gold and the only thing I’d wanted to do was act.

Now . . .

“Except I’m not popping gum,” I said in what I hoped passed for a pleasant tone, and Dickson chuckled. The winter we shot Sleepless, he’d stayed on my ass about chewing gum during scenes. 

The tan, blonde guy sitting next to Dickson released an exasperated sound, and my attention wavered back toward him. He was still staring down at his menu, but the corners of his lips were lifted. Just who the hell was he anyway?
And Liam Hemsworth as Cooper. *Swoons*

As if he finally remembered that he had someone else with him, Dickson’s eyes widened and he said, “Ah, I’m rude today, Kevin, you’ve already met Cooper, right?”

Kevin nodded his head. “Last week at the meeting with Tiff and Jason,” he said, shooting me an apologetic look.

Was he kidding with me? My parents and my agent had already met with Dickson and this . . .  Cooper. Which meant Kevin lied to me in the Mercedes when I asked him about the lunch date. I pinched his thigh under the table. He winced, but never dropped the sleazy smile.

“Willow, meet Cooper,” Dickson said, motioning to the blonde. “Cooper—”

“Everyone knows who Willow Avery is,” Cooper said in a quiet voice that had a blatantly sardonic undertone. And holy hell, he had an accent. A delicious one that I suddenly wanted to hear more of so I could place it. “I’m Coop Robinson.”

Australian. Definitely Australian.

Note: This is an unedited version that's very likely to change.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

DEVOURED Giveaway Winners!

As promised, today I wanted to announce the winners of the Devoured giveaway contest that ended on October 17th. I used Random.Org to get these results.

  1. Everyone who entered will receive a bookmark and custom guitar pick. 
  2. The two winners of the signed paperback novel and the Devoured tote bag are Brandi Franklin and Molly Frenzel!  
  3. And finally, the grand prize winner who receives all of the above plus a Devoured-inspired necklace from my friend the Lacerated Pixie is . . . (drum roll, please?) . . . Teri Beth
I'll send everyone an email by the end of this week so that I can get the prizes out A.S.A.P. Thanks so much to everyone who entered and check back soon for the TIDAL giveaway. Here's a hint, it's electronic. And you can read on it. I'm not very good at hints, can you tell?

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Teaser Tuesday: Tidal

Good morning, guys! Today I'm teasing from TIDAL, the book that's coming out in December. Before I get to my teaser, I wanted to announce that I have the results from the contest that ended last week and I will be posting them here tomorrow in addition to the TIDAL contest! Also, I want to give a shout out to the wonderful Tanya who runs The Word Maid. Tanya edited Devoured over the weekend for typos and grammar issues, and she had a two-day turnaround. She did such a kick ass job and I'm recommending her to everyone I know. Go check her out!

Now, on to the teaser!

I grabbed my only belongings—a few books and photos of my friends—from the arm chair and crossed the room, dragging my feet across the tile floor. Nora’s husky voice stopped me at the door.

“You’ll write?"
She was stuck in Serenity Hills for another month and a half. She had a family—brothers and sisters, parents, a husband— but as far as I knew, none of them ever wrote. Even if my boyfriend hadn’t stopped partying long enough to write me, at least I’d gotten legal paperwork—lawsuit, lawsuit, judgment, lawsuit—from my parents and the occasional letter.
I couldn’t imagine what I would have felt like if Mom and Dad had ignored me during my three months, much less close to a year. My throat felt dry. I pushed past the discomfort and turned partially around to look at Nora.
“Every day, if you want.”

She snorted and rolled her gray eyes. “Don’t be a lame ass. You be good, Mouse Ears.”

I didn't bother to remind her that I've never done a single Disney film in my career. “You, too. See you around, Nora,” I whispered, stepping out into the hallway. It was cold and sterile.
 “God, Wills, I freaking hope not.”

Yeah, me, too . . . I guess. 

When the counselor closed the door gently, I cringed, as if she’d slammed it instead. At the end of the white passage that’s always reminded me of an actual hospital and not what’s toted as a premiere rehab, my mom and dad were standing on the other side of the counselors’ station. They had their arms wrapped around each other, even though they haven’t been together legally for three years, since I was seventeen. Their expressions were hopeful.


“Welcome back to disturbia,” I murmured under my breath. The counselor raised her eyebrows, but I told her it was nothing. Then, I followed her down the wide hallway, putting on my most convincing smile. It was the look of someone totally fixed and un-screwed up.

My best role to date, and a recurring one, at that.

*Note: This is unedited and will likely change before December.

Monday, October 22, 2012

TIDAL blurb and Book-ish news!

So, first off, I want to say a huge THANK YOU. Guys, Devoured has been in the top 100 on Amazon for the last 5 days. Thank you so much to everyone who's bought my book. It means so much to me.
Oh yeah, I just pulled out a gif. Katie Ashley will be so proud.

Next, as a lot of you know, Devoured book 2 isn't coming out until January, but I've got another book that I'm releasing in the middle of December. TIDAL is that book that I've fell head over heels in love with and I'm very anxious to release it (so anxious there's the possibility of an earlier release date!). Coop and Wills are very different from Lucas and Sienna, but I love them to death. Here's the unofficial blurb:

Now that disgraced starlet Willow Avery is out of rehab, she's got one chance left to prove herself before she’s officially on every casting director’s shit list. At least, that's what her parents and manager are claiming. She doesn't really give a damn if she never makes another movie or not—she just wants to get on with her life, get back to her friends, and find her next escape. But Willow is broke. And whether she likes it or not, acting is the only job she knows how to do.

When she accepts the lead in a beach drama, Willow finds herself in Hawaii. And in Hawaii, she finds Cooper, the gorgeous surfer hired to train her for her new role. With the bluest eyes she’s ever seen and the sexiest Australian accent she’s ever heard, Cooper’s different from the men she’s used to. He doesn’t want to use her. And he refuses to let her fail. But when an old friend re-enters Willow’s life—a friend whose toxicity she’s been drawn to time and time before—she’ll have to choose between the girl she was and the person she’s becoming. The life she thought she loved and the man she’s falling hard for.

Finally, two of my crit partners who are releasing books in the next 30 days have swapped release dates. Katie Ashley's THE PROPOSITION will now be released on 11/1/2012 and Michelle A. Valentine's ROCK THE HEART is coming out on 11/20/2012.

November will be a kick-ass month, considering Riley Gray and Kristen Proby are also releasing their debut books!  I'm reading both of their books and they're so effing good, everyone. Plus, Thanksgiving is in November. And who doesn't love a chance to eat gratuitous amounts of pie and green bean casserole?