The Big Apple

timessquareI just got back from Romance Writers of America’s National Conference in New York City.  Okay, it’s so good to be home.  I missed my hubby, my dog, my house, my bed and my pillow.  But I had a blast!  New York has an energy, a vibe, to it that I love.

The streets, especially in Time’s Square, are packed with people.  The street vendors are cooking everything from hot dogs to grilled corn.  Various scents fill the air as you walk by.  Buskers sit on street corners playing music.  Spider man and Mickey Mouse walk by with the crowds—everyone is hurrying to be somewhere.

Yellow cabs, one right behind the other, fill the streets, dodging the guys speeding by on bicycles.  Their horns blast and blend with the distant sound sirens.

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I ate Korean, Italian, and Cuban food.  I had pastries.  I drank red wine and mojitos.  Yum!

 

 

 

 

 

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I saw fabulous shows on Broadway, and stayed up way past midnight too many days in a row. I watched other writers getting much deserved awards at RWA’s Awards Ceremony.  I got to visit and meet with my fans.

 

 

 

 

 

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But the best part about going to New York was seeing my writer buddies.  Reconnecting with old friends, making new friends.  Laughing and sharing.  Talking about the hurdles of this business.  Oh, and the hugging, of course!

We writers are such a crazy bunch that just being in room with all the creative energy is invigorating.  It’s like finding family that you didn’t know you had.

Today, I’m back in my office, living on the creative energy of New York and all those writers that I soaked up from my six days of being a city girl.

773So here’s to New York, to writer friends, wine, mojitos, and to memories that I gathered this last week.

 

 

 

 

Have you ever been to New York City? What was your favorite thing about the Big Apple?

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Vicki Leigh

My very special guest today is fellow YA author, Vicki Leigh. Vicki is the author of Catch Me When I Fall (available now) and Find me If You Dare (out December 2015) from her popular Dreamcatcher series.

Catch Me When I Fall

CatchRecruited at his death to be a Protector of the Night, seventeen-year-old Daniel Graham has spent two-hundred years fighting Nightmares and guarding humans from the clawed, red-eyed creatures that feed off people’s fears. Each night, he risks his eternal life, having given up his chance at an afterlife when he chose to become a Protector. That doesn’t stop a burnt-out Daniel from risking daring maneuvers during each battle. He’s become one of the best, but he wants nothing more than to stop.

Then he’s given an assignment to watch over sixteen-year-old Kayla Bartlett, a clinically depressed patient in a psychiatric ward. Nightmares love a human with a tortured past. Yet, when they take a deep interest in her, appearing in unprecedented numbers, the job becomes more dangerous than any Daniel’s ever experienced. He fights ruthlessly to keep the Nightmares from overwhelming his team and Kayla. Soon, Daniel finds himself watching over Kayla during the day, drawn to why she’s different, and what it is about her that attracts the Nightmares. And him.

A vicious attack on Kayla forces Daniel to break the first Law and reveal his identity. Driven by his growing feelings for her, he whisks her away to Rome where others like him can keep her safe. Under their roof, the Protectors discover what Kayla is and why someone who can manipulate Nightmares has her in his sights. But before they can make a move, the Protectors are betrayed and Kayla is kidnapped. Daniel will stop at nothing to save her. Even if it means giving up his immortality.

 

Vicki agreed to answer a few of my questions.

1.  In Catch Me When I Fall, your first book in your Dreamcatcher series, your hero protects people from Nightmares.  Where did you get the inspiration for this series?

My inspiration came from two places. First, I had my own struggles with nightmares, and I’d bought a really bright clock to illuminate the room at night. One night, I looked at my ceiling and noticed there was a shadow of what looked like an angel poised above my bed. But there were already so many great books about angels! So, I asked the “what if” questions: What if we were guarded not by angels by people who’d sacrificed themselves to save another, and in their afterlives were still protecting people? And what if nightmares weren’t in our heads but actual creatures that fed off our fear? With those questions, I took the Native American lore of the dreamcatcher and created what became my Protectors of the Night.

2. You’ve said you suffered from nightmares. Do you still?

Actually, no. I think writing about them was almost therapeutical, in a way!

3.  The second book in you Dreamcatcher series, Find Me If You Dare, will be out in December. It sounds like a real nail-biter. Is this the last of the Dreamcatcher books or will there be more?

There will be one more. No official release date yet, but it should hopefully be Fall 2016!

4.  You also write contemporary and historical YA under your pen name Tori Rigby. What’s your favorite YA genre? Paranormal, contemporary or historical?

My heart is really in high-concept, genre fiction: fantasy, sci-fi, paranormal, etc. I just happen to have a few contemporary and historical ideas bopping around in my head, so I felt I need to brand my work in two separate ways.

5.  When did you first start writing and why?

I’ve been writing since I was in elementary school, but with the goal of getting published, I began writing in 2012. I’d always had a love for books and stories (I could read when I was four), and at that time in my life, I was going through a lot and needed an escape. So, I took what I loved (stories) and let myself drown in them, and my love for writing just grew and grew. Now, I don’t think I’ll ever be able to stop!

6.  The second book in your Dreamcatcher series, Find Me If You Dare, will be out in December. It sounds like a real nail-biter. Is this the last of the Dreamcatcher books or will there be more?

See my answer to question three. :)

7. You’re a big fan of Harry Potter. If you were at Hogwarts, which house would you be in?

Well, I’d hope to be in Gryffindor. But pottermore.com placed me in Slytherin!

8.  What’s next for you once you complete your Dreamcatcher series?

Right now, my heart is torn between a YA thriller and a YA epic fantasy. So, both will be written; I’m just not sure which one will be done first!

To learn more about Vicki Leigh, visit her website: http://www.vleighwrites.com/. You can buy Catch Me When I Fall at Amazon and Barnes and Noble, Kobo and iBooks.

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today, Vicki.

New York City, Here I Come!

July 22-25, 2015, I’ll be in the Big Apple at the Romance Writers of America’s Annual Conference at the Marriott Marquis on Times Square. I will be teaching a workshop: “Polish Me Pretty: Five Polishing Tips to Take Your Writing to the Next Level” and participating in several book signings, including RWA’s Literacy Autographing along with 500+ other authors (FREE and open to the public).

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Summer Time

beach1Ahh…summer. Hot days and balmy nights. The smell of suntan lotion, ocean breezes and BBQ. I love sitting on a beach watching the waves come in, a tall cold drink in my hand. But maybe you’re more of a mountain girl. Perhaps you’d rather sit on a porch looking out at tall peaks, listening to the birds chirp, fishing in a mountain stream. Or is your idea of a vacation a week spent in an exciting city like New York, Los Angeles or Chicago?

Speaking of NYC, I’ll be in the Big Apple at the Romance Writers of America’s Annual Conference at the Marriott Marquis on Times Square, July 22-25.. I will be teaching workshop: “Polish Me Pretty: Five Polishing Tips to Take Your Writing to the Next Level” and participating in several book signings, including RWA’s Literacy Autographing along with 500+ other authors (free and open to the public). For more information go to https://www.rwa.org/conference.

What are you doing this summer? Are you going on vacation?

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News, News, BIG News!!

You’ve been asking and I can finally tell you. Film rights have been picked up for Shadow Falls!  This is new so I’m still learning, but here’s what I know. CDS or Collective, is a multi-channel network on YouTube and is based in Los Angeles. Their plan is to develop Shadow Falls as an online series. Am I excited? You betcha!

CDS has established a track record in producing some of the most compelling web originals for YouTube, including Video Game High School. They were recognized in 2014 as the Hottest Video Network Studio and also won the 2014 Streamy Awards for four categories including Action & Sci Fi as well as Ensemble Cast for Video Game High School. They also have under option and are developing as an online series, best-selling author James Patterson’s young adult franchise “Maximum Ride.”

See why I’m excited? Now, I know that you now have questions. When? Who do they plan to cast? How many episodes is it going to be?  I’m gonna warn you, I don’t have the answers. Trust me, when I know something, you will know something.

You, all my fans have helped make this happen, and I’ll tell you more news as soon as I have it and can shout it out to the world. So keep checking my blog for future details.

Event 

Don’t forget,  July 9, 2015, I’ll be speaking at the Coldspring Area Public Library Desert and Silent Auction Event. United Methodist Church, Fellowship Hall, 1 Cemetery Road, Hwy 150, Coldspring, TX 77371. I’ll talk about my books, struggles, making the NYT best-seller list and I may even motivate you to chase your own dreams. Price of admission: Adults $10, Children under 12 Free. Tickets sold at the door. For more information call the library at 936-653-3104.

Almost Midnight 

Almost Midnight will be out February 2, 2016  in print, but it is available for pre-order NOW!

AlmostMidnight[2]Nestled deep in the woods, Shadow Falls is a secret camp where teens with  supernatural powers learn to harness their abilities and live in the  normal world.

Independent and strong-willed Della Tsang did not believe in vampires…until she became one. Chase Tallman is the newest member of Shadow Falls, but what made him into the sexy, mysterious vampire he is today? And what led him to Della Tsang? And for Miranda Kane, magic has always been something she’s struggled with, but when an opportunity to test her powers takes her to Paris, she’ll have to prove that she’s a witch to be reckoned with and belongs at Shadow Falls.

Pre-order now at Amazon and Barnes and Noble.

Winners!!!

Okay…now to announce last week’s winners:

The winners of a Shadow Falls T-shirt are Tori Stegle and Maddie Bergreen. Please email your T-shirt size and mailing address to cc@cchunterbooks.com.

The winners of the bags of cool promotional stuff are Ashley Hitchcock and Nicole H. Please email your mailing address to cc@cchunterbooks.com.

The winners of a signed book of mine (your choice) are Crystal Swimmer and Marie Villatoro. Please email the title of the book you want and your mailing address to cc@cchunterbooks.com.

Congratulations!

 

 

 

 

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Release Day!!!

Spellbinder_revised3Wow.  Today’s the day.  Spellbinder is out.  You guys can finally read Miranda’s novella.  I hope you enjoy getting inside her head as much as I enjoyed it.  She made me laugh.  She made me cry.  She made me appreciate good friends.  She made me want to hug her.

When I think about how well I feel I know the Shadow Falls’ characters, it almost seems crazy.

They are my friends.  I feel as if they are a part of my life.  And I guess they are.  I’ve been writing about Shadow Falls for five years.  Each and every one of them has taught me something.

Kylie taught me to think before I speak.  To never judge anyone too quickly.  She taught me to believe in myself.

Della taught me to do less rolling over and more speaking up for myself.  She taught me that sometimes people can hide a lot of pain inside.  She taught me that sometimes it’s okay to say what you really think.

Miranda taught me the value of a human touch.  Oh, those hugs!  Seriously, I’m a bigger hugger now that I’ve known Miranda.  She taught me that even when times are tough and things are hard, to keep your chin up and keep going.  She rekindled my belief in magic.  I think you guys are gonna love her as much I do.

Now from all my Shadow Falls fans, I want to know what these characters taught you.  This week, in celebration of Spellbinder’s release, I’m hosting a contest.  Tell me what you’ve learned from one of our Shadow Falls gals, Kylie, Della or Miranda, and you could win one of the cool prizes listed below:

Two people will win a C.C. Hunter T-shirt.

Two people will win a C.C. Hunter bag filled with some cool promotional items.

Two people will win a signed copy of any of the Shadow Falls books.

But if you are reading this on Goodreads, remember, you have to go to my C.C. Hunter blog to post your comments in order to be eligible to win.

(Sorry this giveaway is for US residents only.)

Thanks you guys for being fans!!

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Cover Reveal!

For all you Shadow Falls fans who longed to have the e-novellas in print.  Well, it’s finally happening. I’m releasing them in one paperback called Almost Midnight. And not only will you get Turned at Dark, Saved at Sunrise, Unbreakable and Spellbinder in this collection, but you get a new novella from another character at Shadow Falls.  Who’s it going to be?  Can you guess? I’m not telling. Well, not yet, anyway. But believe me, you’ll be surprised.

Almost Midnight will be out February 2, 2016  in print.

AlmostMidnight[2]Nestled deep in the woods, Shadow Falls is a secret camp where teens with  supernatural powers learn to harness their abilities and live in the  normal world.

Independent and strong-willed Della Tsang did not believe in vampires…until she became one. Chase Tallman is the newest member of Shadow Falls, but what made him into the sexy, mysterious vampire he is today? And what led him to Della Tsang? And for Miranda Kane, magic has always been something she’s struggled with, but when an opportunity to test her powers takes her to Paris, she’ll have to prove that she’s a witch to be reckoned with and belongs at Shadow Falls.

Fans won’t want to miss these five remarkable stories of love, magic and friendship.

Preview of Spellbinder!!

Spellbinder’s release day is June 30th, that’s next week!  So, I thought I’d give you a little preview by posting the first four chapters. You can read them by clicking on this link: Spellbinder.

I’d Love to Meet You!

I have several upcoming book signings and I’d love it if you could attend.

June 25, 2015, I’ll be at the TulCon15 (a mini Comic Con!) at the Tulis Branch Library, 21569 US Hwy 59, New Caney, TX 77357.  Don your favorite costume and join me for this comic and book convention with games, crafts, a costume contest, grab bags, a photo booth and giveaways galore! I’ll be there with fellow YA authors Joy Preble and Rachel Harris. If you come in costume, you’ll receive extra raffle tickets. For more information call 281-577-8968.

July 9, 2015, I’ll be speaking at the Coldspring Area Public Library Desert and Silent Auction Event. United Methodist Church, Fellowship Hall, 1 Cemetery Road, Hwy 150, Coldspring, TX 77371. I’ll talk about my books, struggles, making the NYT best-seller list and I may even motivate you to chase your own dreams. Price of admission: Adults $10, Children under 12 Free. Tickets sold at the door. For more information call the library at 936-653-3104.

July 22-25, 2015, I’ll be in the Big Apple at the Romance Writers of America’s Annual Conference at the Marriott Marquis on Times Square. I will be teaching workshop: “Polish Me Pretty: Five Polishing Tips to Take Your Writing to the Next Level” and participating in several book signings, including RWA’s Literacy Autographing along with 500+ other authors (free and open to the public). For more information go to https://www.rwa.org/conference.

August 15, 2015, I’m heading to the Worth Reading Program at the Central Library, 500 W. Third St, Fort Worth, TX 76102 for their Author Round Up. Come meet me and other local authors, and ask us your questions from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM. Books will be available for sale. For more information call the library at 817-392-6012 or go to http://fortworthtx.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails.aspx?EventId=53012&lib=0.

September 15, 2015, I’ll be a guest speaker at the Houston Bay Area RWA (http://hbarwa.com/events/) meeting. More information to follow.

So, if you live near any of my signings, please stop by. I’d love to meet you!

Winner!

The winner of last week’s giveaway is Roxanne Gontarek. Congratulations, you’ve won a packet of Shadow Falls: After Dark swag. Please email your mailing address to cc@cchunterbooks.com.

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Writing & Reading: Oh the Joy!

Hot1Yesterday I rode on a motorcycle, my arms wrapped around a hot guy who is an artist.  The wind stirred my hair as the sound of the motor purred.  It felt a little like freedom.   I’m this close to falling in love with him, although I sense he has secrets.   Secrets I’m going to have to uncover before I let myself fall for him any harder.  I need to find out what he’s hiding.  But while we were out picking out paint for his gallery, one of my own secrets that I’d been hiding from him surfaced.  We were confronted by an angry ex-boyfriendof mine who thinks he can still control me.  I stood up to him.  It was empowering in a way.  But a little scary, too.  I have a feeling he’s not going to just go away.  He may try to start trouble.  And he has the ability to do it, too.  He could hurt me and turn people I care about against me.  I need to come up a plan to prevent him from doing that.But how?

You see, that what was happening to me yesterday when I worked on a new novella.  I lost myself in the life of my new protagonist. (I’m not going to tell you who this protagonist is, but I will tell you, it’s someone from Shadow Falls.  And it’s not Della, Kylie or Miranda.)   I found her world invigorating, I found her problems intriguing and I want to go on this journey with her to see what happens next.  I’m as curious about that good-looking artist as she is. I want to be swept away right along with her as she experiences that first kiss and as they test the waters of falling in love.  I want to see her put that old boyfriend in his place as she builds her own sense of self-worth.

That’s what writing does for me.  It takes me places, it stirs my emotions.  The same thing happens to me when I read a good book.  I’m suddenly living in that world.  I feel the wind in my hair, the sun on my face.  I see sunsets, sunrises.  I stand in front oceans.  I go to Paris, or go sit beside a lake and listen to the song of nature.  I’m going to laugh.  I’m going make new friends.  And yes, I’ll probably cry at some point.

When I read or write, I know I’m going to take an emotional ride.  A ride where I feel love, joy, fear, and pain.  But it’s a ride where I know I’m going to win.  I’m going to overcome all the bad crap and I’ll be a stronger person when I type the end on my own story, or when I finish that book that someone else wrote.

And when I do finish, I know I’m going to miss those characters.  I’m going to wish it wasn’t over.  But that journey I took, it was not in vain.  I think every book I read, or write, leaves footprints on my heart and soul.

I don’t write a book planning the take-away value, nor do I read a book simply for the message it will leave with me.  I read for entertainment.  I write to entertain.  But because books are about people, about people overcoming obstacles, about people learning, or relearning to love, to believe in themselves, to move past a heartbreak or death of someone they loved, they do often come with built in lessons.  These are the lessons that our storybook people learn during their fictional life, and, as a result, they offer us advice, motivation and gumption.

Today, I’d like to hear from readers and writers alike about why you write and why you read.  What is the takeaway value of getting lost in a fictional world? And remember Miranda’s story is out June 30th.  I can’t wait for my fans to learn the lessons Miranda’s faces in Spellbinder.

 

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Available for pre-order at Amazon, Barnes & Noble and iBooks.

 

 

 

 

 

Giveaway!

Today, I’ll give away another swag pack to someone who leaves a post.

Winners!

Here are the winners of last week’s giveaway!  Jasmine Adams & Emma both won Magic Eight Balls and Nicole H. & Anastacia both won packets of cool swag. Please email me a cc@cchunterbooks.com with your mailing address. Congratulations!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Spellbinder Prequel

Howdy Fans,

I thought I’d give you a little prequel to Spellbinder, Miranda’s book that releases June 30th.  Miranda was so much fun to write, and her story with Perry and . . . the hot young FRU agent Shawn is well, a heart tugger.  I hope you enjoy.

 

“Take this you no good piece of crap!”  Miranda Cane mindlessly tossed her jeans into her half-packed suitcase, then stopped. Glaring at her phone in her hand, she pushed buttons to bring on death.  Breath held, she plopped her butt on the mattress, waiting to see if she’d succeeded.  “Die for me!”

“Hey.” Kylie, her chameleon roommate, popped her head into Miranda’s bedroom door.  “Who do you want to die?”

“It’s just a game.” Miranda barely glanced up, instead she frowned as she watched the blond avatar, a shape-shifter, dodge the bullet she’d sent his way.  “Damn it, I missed again.”

Kylie moved in and looked at the screen on Miranda’s phone.  “You’re a gamer?”

“No, I just . . . this one is fun.”  The fact that her ex, Perry, was a blond shape-shifter had nothing to do with her sudden interest in murder.  Okay, maybe it had everything to do with it, but who gave a crap.  Perry, sure as hell didn’t.  He’d broken up with her, then took his cute butt to Paris.  And he wasn’t calling.

Miranda frowned and looked back at the screen where the blond shape-shifter grabbed a gun from the magic bubbles and commenced to fill her avatar with bullets.  Oh, that hurt.

She glanced up at Kylie. “Or it would be fun if I could take out that nasty scumbag!  Grr!”  She tossed her phone on the mattress.

“Are you okay?” Kylie dropped on the bed beside Miranda.

Hell no! “Of course I am.”

“Is this about Perry?” Kylie asked.

“Perry?  Who’s that?” She rolled her eyes.  “Oh, you mean the guy who spent the last four months telling me he loved me and then broke up with me and left me to wallow in pain.Left me, while he’s probably in France playing kissy-kissy and checking out the tonsils of some French chick?  I should give him pimples.  Or jock itch.  Yeah, that’s what I’ll do.”

Kylie frowned.  “I’m sorry I brought him up.”

“I’m fine,” Miranda lied again and glanced back at her phone.  “Haven’t you ever just wanted to kill something?”

Kylie made a face.

Miranda rolled her eyes again.  “Della’s right, you are just too nice.”

A grin brightened Kylie’s blue eyes.  “Speaking of Della, I just got a text from her. She said her mom agreed to let her come with me to your competition tomorrow.  So we’ll both be there.”

Miranda suddenly wished she hadn’t asked them to come.  “Great, when I make an idiot out of myself, you two can be there to cheer me on.”
“Why would you make an idiot out of yourself?”  Kylie bumped shoulders with her in that best friend kind of bump that said I care without a word.

A knot of emotion filled Miranda’s throat.  “Oh, I don’t know, maybe because I’m probably the only dyslexic witch who’s stupid enough to let her mom sign her up for a spell competition.  What if I turn someone into a kangaroo?  Or . . .”

“Hey, you finaled in that last competition,” Kylie reminded her.

“A fluke,” Dread built in her chest.  “Even Ernie said so.”

“Ernie?” Kylie asked.

Miranda reached into the suitcase and pulled out her magic eight ball.  “Meet Ernie?”

Kylie laughed.  “Hey, I had one of these when I was thirteen.  I used to ask it about boys all the time.  Will he kiss me?  Ask me to dance? Does he even know I exist?”

“You didn’t have one like this,” Miranda said.  “This one is . . . special.”

Kylie took it from Miranda’s hands.“You mean like really magic?”

“Yeah.”Miranda could tell Kylie didn’t believe her, not that it bothered Miranda.  Non-witches, even paranormals, always held a shadow of doubt when it came to Wicca powers.

Kylie wrapped her palms around the black ball.  “So if I ask it a question, it will answer it?”

“Only if he’s in the mood,” Miranda frowned.

“Okay.” Kylie gave the ball one quick shake, the liquid inside the sphere made splashing sounds.  “Are you really magical, Mr. Ernie?”

Kylie looked down and waited for the message to appear in the little window and then read the words.  “You betcha!”  She grinned. “Okay, let’s try again.”

“Good luck,” Miranda said glaring at the black ball who had refused to answer any of her earlier questions.

Kylie rolled her eyes.  “Is Miranda going to win the competition?”  She shook the ball and then staredat it, waiting.  When nothing appeared Kylie looked up, her brow pinched.

“Told you, he wouldn’t answer,” Miranda said.

Kylie laughed.  “I just need to shake it a little harder.”  She gave the ball a good shake.  Then looked back down at it . . . waiting.   Finally, frowning she looked up.  “Why is it not working?”

“I told you.  He’s not in the mood,” Miranda said.

“It’s just stuck.”  Kylie shook it again, and then stared down at it.  When nothing appeared, she looked up at Miranda with wide eyes.  “You weren’t joking.  It’s really. . .   Shit.”  She literally threw the ball back to Miranda and popped up off the mattress.

“That’s freaky,” Kylie said and walked out.  “I got to get packed and so do you.”

Miranda watched her go, and then looked back down at Ernie.  All of a sudden a heavy feeling filled her chest.  Not just from the broken heart, but the kind of feeling that usually meant something.  She cupped her hands around the magic ball and brought it close to her lips.  “Is bad shit about to happen?” she whispered the question.

She gave it a shake then stared down, believing Ernie would ignore her again. But then one word floated up and pressed against the tiny round window.“Absolutely.”

This prequel will also be posted at www.wattpad.com by this afternoon.

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Don’t miss out! Pre-order Spellbinder today at Amazon, Barnes & Noble or Kobo.

 

 

 

 

Giveaway!

This week I’m giving away two packets of swag and two Magic Eight Balls. Leave a comment to enter.

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Free Books!

School is already out in some parts of the US and will soon be out all over.  So, are you looking for something to read over the summer break? Well, Spellbinder will be out the end of this month on June 30th.  Follow Miranda as she goes to Paris with Kylie and Della for a huge magic competition. You can pre-order it now and have it the moment it releases.

Can’t wait that long?  Did you know you can read some of my novellas for free on Wattpad? You can also read some previews of my books.  Just click on the title to read any of these books.

Turned at Dark

Turned at Dark high resIndependent and strong-willed Della Tsang did not believe in ghosts, until she sees her dead cousin in a dark alley. She did not believe in vampires, until she turns into one. Should she follow her vampire cousin’s lead and walk away from everything she knows, or join Shadow Falls, a camp for special teens?

You can also download Turned at Dark for free from Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Kobo.

 

 

 

Saved at Sunrise

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Shadow Falls is facing a problem that could finally expose them to the rest of the world. Humans are showing up dead, and rogue vampires may be to blame.

Camp resident Della Tsang, who’s still coming into her own vampire powers, is assigned to help find those responsible. If she succeeds, maybe she’ll even land her dream job: working for the F.R.U. But when she sees that her new partner is a hunky shapeshifter, things get complicated. Steve, too gorgeous to be trusted and capable of seeing through her tough-as-nails exterior, knows just how to get under her skin. And only hours into the mission, Della realizes rogue vampires aren’t the only threat she’s facing. If she’s ever going to complete her assignment, she’ll need his help…but learning to trust him will be her hardest challenge yet.

Did you know you can also read the first two chapters of Born at Midnight at Wattpad? It’s the perfect way to introduce a friend to the world of Shadow Falls. Or you might want to check out the first chapter of Reborn or the first three chapters of Eternal.

Happy reading!

 

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What Are You Reading?

StorybookI had a blast this past weekend at Weslaco and Mission Hills High Schools and at my book signing at The Storybook Garden in Weslaco, Texas. I met so many great writers. I want to thank everyone who made it possible and everyone who gave me such a warm welcome.

I got home Sunday and started reading Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen. I’m really enjoying it. Have any of you read her books? What are you reading right now?

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