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Book Release Party

Book Release Party Announcement!

another chapter bookstoreIt’s official! I met with the PR lady, Jessica, at Another Chapter Bookstore in Owasso today and we have officially set the date and time for my release party. Blood Cure’s official release date is February 7th, and the release party will be held Saturday, February 11th at Another Chapter Bookstore from 11am until 4pm. Come on out and pick up a signed copy of Blood Cure, say hello, enjoy some refreshments from the coffee shop, and check out the bookstore. The address is 9455 N Owasso Expy, Owasso, OK 74055. It’s in the shopping center next to Cracker Barrel just a few doors down from Los Cabos Mexican restaurant. Come out, support a local author, and a local bookstore! It’ll be lots of fun!

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Book Release News!

Book Release News!

Hey everyone! I’ve been working really hard on getting Blood Cure ready for release, and it’s almost completely ready to go. The release is scheduled for early February, and as soon as I know the date I’ll post it here.

Plus, I have some really good news…two of my local bookstores – Boarding House Books in Claremore and Another Chapter Bookstore in Owasso – have agreed to carry my books! For a first-time, self-published author this is HUGE!!! I can’t tell you how excited and nervous I am. I’m meeting with Another Chapter’s PR person next Saturday to discuss having a release party for Blood Cure with other local authors that would not only help me and the other authors get our names out there, but would also help the bookstore since they’ve only been open six months. When I know the date for the release party I’ll let you guys know in case anyone would like to come out and grab a copy or just stop by to say hi and cheer me on!

P. S. I’ll need all the support and cheering I can get!


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Reading and Writing…

I just finished reading Green-Eyed Demon by Jaye Wells, the 3rd book in her Sabina Kane series. It’s a really good series so far. This book started off with some good action, but then slowed down quite a bit. It ended with a bang though! I love the sexual tension between Sabina and Adam, and Giguhl is the perfect side kick, even if he is a demon. If you haven’t tried this series, I would highly recommend it.

Right now I am reading Out for Blood by Kristen Painter, book 4 in her House of Comarre series. In my opinion, it is by far one of the best urban fantasy series out there. If you haven’t tried it yet, you are definitely missing out.

As for me, I am back at it after the hustle and bustle of the holidays. My proof copy of Blood Cure has been gone through twice now. My wonderful husband helped out by reading it to see if I missed anything, and sure enough, he caught something everyone else missed…even my editor didn’t catch it!! I’m double and triple checking everything and then it will be ready to release in early February. I’m so excited!

I am also working on my current project, Searching for Death – A Death Maiden novel. I’m diving back in to all the characters psyche and plowing forward…16,000 words and counting! So I’m off to write some more, just wanted to say hello and let everyone know what I’ve been up to. Enjoy whatever you’re reading. See you soon.

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Book cover for Blood Cure!

I just chose my book cover for Blood Cure!

As everyone knows, I launched my book cover contest several days ago on 99designs. After a lot of back and forth, requests and revisions, I picked a winner that I feel best represents my vision for Keira, even though it wasn’t the vision I originally started with. I had an idea in my head that I thought would work and look really good, but after several attempts and fails, I decided to let the designers have creative leeway, and boy am I glad I did.

The winning design by B & J took my breath away, and made my heart skip a beat – which is what I had really hoped would happen. I don’t know if I can explain the emotions of seeing Keira and Blood Cure brought to life for the first time, or explain why I cried when I saw the final version of the cover. It has to do with working so hard on something for 4.5 years, pouring my heart and soul into it, working tirelessly to make sure I do everything right, and then seeing it culminate into a beautiful book cover that will forever be tied to this book…like I said, lots of emotions, and a little bit of crying.

As soon as I get the finalized files from the designer, I will post the cover on my home page, Facebook, and Twitter pages. I hope you like it as much as I do. Feel free to leave comments on what you think about it. 🙂