I’m Here, There and Everywhere!

Hi, Guys,

Waiting for a book to release is a lot like waiting to go into labor with a new baby.  By that, I mean it’s a blend of excitement and fear.  Honestly, if I had any fingernails left, I’m sure I would be biting them down to the quick at this point.  LOL.  Thanks to some fabulous bloggers, though, I’ll be too busy the next few days to worry about the birth of my “baby,” Born at Midnight.

If you get a chance, please swing by and join me.  You may learn a few things you didn’t know about me and my new series, and you could just win a prize because several of the bloggers are holding contests.  Here’s the complete list

March 22:

Write By Bethany

March 23:


Dark Faerie Tales

March 24:

Nocturne Reads

Literary Cravings

March 25:

Bewitched Bookworms


March 26:

The Thoughts of a Book Junky

March 28:

The Crazy Bookworm

Barnes & Noble Romance Blog

Murders and Margartias

Adventures in Children’s Publishing

Everybody Needs a Little Romance

Undercover Book Lover (will be here all week)

March 29:

Barnes & Noble Romance Blog

Get Lost in a Story

Paranormal Spring Break

Bailey’s Book Reviews

What is Your Story Blog

Harmony’s Radiant Reads

Girl about Books.

March 30:

Wicked Awesome Books

April 1:

Teen Reads

Turned At Dark

Yay!  I’m celebrating today because my short story Turned at Dark, which introduces my Shadow Falls series, is available for free eBook download today at all major online retailers.  Turned at Dark is Della’s story, and explains how she became a vampire.  And did I mention it’s free?  So, what are you waiting for?  Go get your copy!



Barnes and Noble


New Covey Awards

The New Covey Trailer Awards has announced their March nominees, and I’m so honored that they’ve included the gorgeous video Firebird Media Management did for Born at Midnight.  Go check out the list of nominated book trailers here, and vote for your favorite.  Voting ends at midnight on March 30th.  Good luck to all the nominees!

Contest! Contest! Contest!

Contest!  Contest!  Contest!

Want to win a free copy of my short story, Turned at Dark, along with the first three chapters of Born at Midnight, my Shadow Falls novel that releases March 29th?   Do you want it really badly?  Okay…You win!  That’s right.  Everyone wins.  Turned at Dark is a free download at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Borders, and where ever e-books are available.   You can also read it at the Born at Midnight page at my publisher.

Here are some links to three of the online retailers.

(*Note* – you may need to do a search once you get there.)


Barnes and Noble


Blurb for Turned at Dark:

Independent and strong-willed Della Tsang hadn’t believed in ghosts until she saw her dead cousin darting into the shadows of an alley.  She hadn’t believed in vampires until in the dark of that same night she is turned into one.   Introduced to a strange world of supernaturals, she struggles to accept this new reality.  Unfortunately, the boy she loves senses something different about her and can’t accept her. Should she follow her vampire cousin’s lead–walk away from everything she’s knows and loves—and fake her own death?  Or should she set her pride aside and ask for help from the camp leader of Shadow Falls—a camp where supernaturals go to learn how to cope with their powers.  Either way, her life as she knows it, will never be the same.

Oh, one final thing!  Next week, on March 22nd to be exact, I’ll be launching my “Tweet my Book and Win a Kindle” contest, which I’m running to promote the release of Born at Midnight, Book 1 of the Shadow Falls series.  One person will win the Kindle but I’ll also be giving away three copies of the book, some swag and three copies of the ARC for Awake at Dawn, Book 2 in the series. The contest runs from March 22 through March 29th, and all the details will be here at my blog next Tuesday.  Mark your calendars!


Romantic Times Review

Born at Midnight

C.C. Hunter 4 ½ Stars

Great for fans of Vampire Academy.  This book has it all, from vampires to werewolves to witches and shapeshifters.  There’s romance and action, ensuring readers won’t want to put it down.  Hunter – Christie Craig in her YA debut – packs on the twists and turns, and then leaves you hanging with an amazing hook ending, just wanting for more.


Kylie Galen thought she had it all – until she didn’t.  All of the sudden her parents are getting divorced, her boyfriend Trey breaks up with her and she is being shipped off to summer camp.  Then things get seriously weird—the camp turns out to be for freaks, or in other words, teen paranormals.

At first Kylie is in denial, insisting she is normal, until she can’t lie to herself anymore.   And if finding herself isn’t hard enough, she has to battle it out with heart too.  Turns out Trey is going to camp right next to her and wants to get together, but she has met someone else –two guys to be exact:  the mysterious and dangerous Lucas, and the smoking-hot Derek.  Who will Kylie pick, and will she discover she actually has powers of her own?

Contest Alert – Win an Arc of Born at Midnight

It’s up!  Contest Alert!  Win An ARC of Born At Midnight.   Today, February 15th, Macmillan is hosting a giveaway of 25 ARCs of Born at Midnight, the first book in my new Shadow Falls YA paranormal series. That’s pretty cool but they’re also releasing the first chapter, which everyone can read.  So here’s your chance to check out my new book.  Just click on the link to Words N Stuff – www.wordsnstuff.net – to enter to win a an advanced copy of the book, click on to the sweepstake button, or go straight to:  http://us.macmillan.com/smp/promo/bornatmidnight and register.  To read the first chapter go to wordnstuff and scroll down until you see the cover of Born at Midnight and click on excerpt.