Beyond The Darkness, Book 9 of The Shadow Demons Saga, is out!!! I know it's been a wait for this one, but I hope you find it well worth it. I poured everything I had into this book, and I sincerely hope you love it! It was so much fun for me to write and get back to this world. So freaking excited for you guys to read it! Buy now at these vendors: Amazon Amazon UK Barnes & Noble Google Play iBooks Kobo Enjoy! There are still two more books (at … [Read more...] about Beyond The Darkness Is Available Now!!!
Young Adult Fiction
The number one question I've been asked in emails and on facebook and twitter over the past several months is: When is book 6 coming out? Trust me when I say that it's a question I've been asking myself a lot too! Life with a new baby is not easy, as I'm sure many of you ladies know! I'm not meaning to make excuses, but I've had a rough time of it since Andrew was born. I won't go into all of the details, but I've had three separate infections that have left me with fevers and exhaustion. … [Read more...] about Demons Forever Release Date!
In celebration of the official release of A Spy Like Me, Laura Pauling is hosting a three-week blog series: A Spies, Murder and Mystery Marathon. Woot! Woot! Authors galore, guest posts and book giveaways almost every day! Gemma Halliday, Cindy M. Hogan, Elizabeth Spann Craig, Nova Ren Suma, Elisa Ludwig, and Anne R. Allen....Just to name a few! And here's why she's celebrating! Stripping your date down to his underwear has never been so dangerous. After dodging bullets … [Read more...] about Spies, Murder and Mystery Marathon by Laura Pauling!
I am so excited to have the very talented YA author Michelle Muto on my blog today. She has been nice enough to give us a free preview of her book DON'T FEAR THE REAPER. Here is a brief description of the book: Grief-stricken by the murder of her twin, Keely Morrison is convinced suicide is her ticket to eternal peace and a chance to reunite with her sister. When Keely succeeds in taking her own life, she discovers death isn’t at all what she expected. Instead, she’s trapped in a … [Read more...] about Free Preview of Michelle Muto’s DON’T FEAR THE REAPER
In the traditional publishing world, word count for young adult novels is all over the place. The Twilight Saga books are each over 100,000 words. Books like Kate Brian's Private series are more around the 65,000-75,000 word count. Most websites and agents place a typical YA manuscript between 45,000-80,000 words. Here is what Agent Colleen Lindsay says about YA:YA fiction = For mainstream YA, anywhere from about 45k to 80k; paranormal YA or YA fantasy can occasionally run as high as 120k but … [Read more...] about The Word Count Issue
I've been so excited about the final movie in the Harry Potter series, but as I was sitting in the theater last Friday night about to actually watch the movie, it suddenly hit me. It's over. I was honestly upset when the final book came out, but with the movies, it was as if the story lived on. There was still this unique way to see the characters and the story come to life visually. But now, what's left? The ebooks are going to be released on J.K. Rowling's recently announced Pottermore, but … [Read more...] about Harry Potter – Is it Really Over?