Sunday, March 31, 2013

The Final Post

This is it. The last post here on blogger.
Let’s keep it simple and sweet and try to keep the crying to a minimum *sniff*. Blogger was good to me, a perfect place to start my blogging career and share the highlights of my growing writing career. But now, like any good student, I’m ready to move on to bigger and better things. is a fully interactive site with book bios, playlists, a FAQ list that will surprise you, upcoming book details, and even an Easter Egg or two. And of course, it will still have a blog running. So what are you waiting for, get over there!
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Thank you for your continued support and I hope you stick it out with me for next part of this journey.
It’s going to be a wild ride, so strap in!

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Sinners of Water & Fire (Sinners #4) by Charity Parkerson




Their love was legendary, cursed, and forbidden.

The fates conspired to keep them apart but destiny will bring them together again…

When one of their own becomes the target of a demon bent on revenge, the Society will do anything to keep her safe, including stealing a God from the Heavens.

Heru, son of Geb, once sold his soul to forget her, and now he’ll give anything to keep her safe.

Gods and Demons collide in the final installment of Charity Parkerson’s award-winning Sinners series.



Wednesday, March 20, 2013

COVER REVEAL: Opal's Song by SJ Byrne

Release Date:  Coming in 2013 TBA


A horrific accident on a rain slicked mountainside and permanent paralysis from the waist down.

25 year old Lily Wade has to relearn simple, everyday activities just to live a seemingly normal life.

Opal—a precocious child in her rehabilitation group—teaches Lily about living joyfully after

surviving an immense tragedy and how to find peace within the pain.

To keep a promise made, Lily must dust off her once beloved cello and connect with the music she’s kept locked inside a velvet lined case for nearly a decade.


The headlights of Darren’s extended cab Chevy swung from left to right as he took the switch back curves much faster than normal. Lines of tension formed beside his mouth, and his usually relaxed hands clutched the black leather steering wheel in a white knuckle death grip. Something about the way he pumped the brakes wasn’t quite right, and the momentum of the truck was picking up instead of slowing down. 

Lily wanted to ask if everything was okay, but didn’t dare distract him from what was quickly becoming a dangerous situation. Deep ingrained reflex made her tug on the strap of her seat belt to ensure it would hold if the worst case scenario played itself out.

She’d ventured East with her boyfriend to explore and get away from the stifling rules of her parents. They had come into Western North Carolina via the Blue Ridge Mountains and immediately fallen in love with the place. Eclectic Asheville stole her heart with its combination of forward movement and backwards thinking. Only in that particular valley, surrounded by some of the oldest mountains in the world, could one community find the wherewithal to support so many varied lifestyle modalities. From the redneck–hillbilly descendants of the original Scottish settlers, to the new agers, dirty hippies, and flamboyant gays—Asheville catered to them all.

Lily wanted to share the exuberance of the area with her family, but suddenly feared the chance to do so would come at the cost of a glossy wooden box. Tears filled her eyes as she swallowed past a lump forming in her throat. She didn’t want to die.

“Aww, FUCK!”

Darren’s barely whispered expletive caught Lily’s attention as the tail end of the truck swung around. Suddenly they were facing the way they’d come. On any other day Darren would’ve calmly turned the wheel until the truck righted itself. For some reason the beast didn’t respond to his handling. The vehicle continued to spin until something in the front end snapped, and Lily stared in horror. One of the tires flew away from the truck, and in that instant she realized what people said was true—in the moments before death time slows down as the brain processes everything in minute detail. 

Bright headlamps illuminated the surrounding forest as the front end of the truck crashed down onto the road. Heavy metal screeching on asphalt filled Lily’s ears only to be replaced with the sound of trees snapping beneath the force of a full sized pick-up rolling down the side of a mountain.

Up became down, and Lily’s insides threatened to come out as she was jerked about behind the increasingly tighter band of her protective belt. If she’d been sitting next to Darren her head would’ve been spared the repetitive abuse of being tossed against the passenger window. Lily didn’t want to scream out her fear, but found she had no control over her vocal cords—her screeches of distress echoed in the confined space until the imploding windshield drowned her out. Shards from the window flew towards them, cutting her neck and face as they tumbled around inside the cab.

Everything stopped all at once. The crashing roll of the truck, the cutting of the glass shards, even Lily’s screams. The Chevy landed on its side with her hanging by her seat belt, staring down at the unconscious form of her boyfriend. The smell of gasoline filled the air and Lily felt the spike of adrenaline wash through her nervous system.

“Darren! Darren, wake up!” She yelled as loud as her constricted lungs would allow behind the crushing force of the nylon strap. “Darren, we have to get out of this truck!”

Darren remained unconscious, and Lily refused to give into the blind panic threatening to take over. Breathing deep she quickly surveyed her position and the quickest escape route. The windshield had completely shattered, making that the only way out of the wreckage as the door above her wouldn’t budge when she tried pushing it open. Grabbing hold of the oh-shit handle, she pulled the weight of her body off the belt and pushed the release button. Blinding heat zipped through her body as she crashed face first against Darren's side and was knocked out cold by the force of their skulls connecting.


Something wet trickled down the side of her face just before an excruciating pain exploded behind her eyes, and Lily knew she was about to have the mother of all migraines. She thought to press the heels of both hands against her throbbing eye sockets, but found her body remained motionless against the command. A soft moan beneath her was worrying, though she couldn’t think why. The muscle of her shoulder flexed involuntarily and a jolt of pain flashed down her spine, stopping abruptly in her hips. A deep breath meant to calm her frantic thoughts brought more pain and then the blessed blackness.


“Hang in there little lady. We’ve almost got you out.”

Lily whimpered as a sudden shock of agony rippled through her arms and torso, but the sound of someone talking eased her anxiety. She wasn’t alone—thank god. The voice became a life line she clung to with her mind until sweet oblivion pulled her back into its warm embrace.


“They rolled down the side of Mount Pisgah. From what I can gather she was pinned in place by her seat belt, until she managed to undo it and then fell against his side.”

The conversation felt a million miles away. Surely they weren’t talking about her. Before she could give it another thought, the air was filled with excited chatter and frantic movements. She wanted to open her eyes and see what was going on, but her lids were too heavy to lift. Moving the muscles of her body required a strength she didn’t possess and fear flooded her thoughts as she cried out in frustration. The air she pulled through her nose tasted strange on the back of her tongue. Oblivion stretched out its arms and Lily went into them without a fight.

Find out more about Opal's Song and it's release 

by visiting SJ Byrne or Opal's Song on Facebook

A portion of all proceeds from Opal's Song will be donated 
to help children with disabilities...more information forthcoming.


Monday, March 18, 2013

Reader Appreciation Giveaway-Winners Announced

Thank you to everyone who participated in The Reader Appreciation Giveaway! I can't tell you how exciting it is to see you all entering and playing along.  So...let's get on with it, right?

We chose three winners who will each receive both a $5 Amazon gift card as well as a SIGNED copy of PRICELESS!  And the winners are.....

  • Sally Jo Tate
  • Kristia Miltiadou
  • Colleen Reilly

CONGRATULATIONS to all three winners!  I will contact you by email to find out your postal address so I can mail out your copies of Priceless!

Thank you again to everyone who participated.  If you haven't read Immune and posted a review yet, please do so and then be sure to enter The Reviewer Appreciation Giveaway listed on my Facebook page under the Giveaway tab.

Friday, March 08, 2013

COVER REVEAL: Even in Darkness (Between #3) by Cyndi Tefft

I wanted to share with you a new cover reveal for Cyndi Tefft.  Her newest novel, Even in Darkness (Between #3), is due to release in early April!  If you haven't read the first two books in the series, now is your chance to catch up!  Look at this gorgeous cover and read all about it below.....








I thought it was over, that all our troubles were behind us.

We had a fairytale castle wedding surrounded by family and friends. Aiden wore a dress kilt, looking so handsome it made my heart squeeze, and I floated on air in a white version of the ball gown he’d cast for me in Versailles. Flower girl, ring bearer, Scottish ceilidh afterward—check, check, and check. It was perfect.

We were supposed to live happily ever after.

But that was before I walked in to find another woman in his bed, a demon with blood red eyes who’d disguised herself as me in order to get what she wanted most: a child from a heaven transporter.

And it was in that moment—watching my entire world crumble to the ground—that I knew.

This was not over. Not by a long shot.







Cyndi Tefft lives with her family in the Pacific Northwest where the weather is overcast and rainy, much like the Highlands of Scotland. So she was right at home when she got the chance to visit Eilean Donan Castle.

A self-proclaimed Scot freak, she loved every bit about the trip to Scotland: the people, the kilts, the accents, the fish & chips, the haggis...well okay, not the haggis.


Tuesday, March 05, 2013

#Bazinga! Early release of Immune! #amreading #urbanfantasy

So . . . um . . . my finger slipped on the publish button last night. Really, that's my story and I'm sticking to it! LOL

Works in your favor though, as "Immune" is live a day early. I hope you love it and don't forget to review it on Amazon for a chance to win a mini iPad along with a slew of other great prizes.

*Warning* I’m so sorry Mom, this one will be no good for you to read either. There is a full on sex scene (nipples and everything), violence and well, lots of bad words. You know— the ones you used to wash my mouth out with soap for? Consider yourself warned.

Underestimating demons is a bad idea, and it’s a mistake Rylee may pay for with not only her life, butthe life of a child who has gone missing.

That is, unless she allows O’Shea to help her; trusting the man who once sought for a way to bring herdown.

If only life were that simple. And in Rylee’s world, it rarely is.



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  • TWO winners will receive a SIGNED copy of Priceless AND their name will appear in the THIRD book
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  • ONE winner will receive a SKYPE Chat with Shannon Mayer 

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