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New Novel News!

Hey everyone!

I have been writing up a storm lately. As you all know Overexposed is my next release. I have officially sent that off to my editor and am eagerly waiting to see what comes back to me. But in the mean time…..

The Tempering is now complete! Well, the first draft anyway. SO EXCITED! I hope you all are ready for some Werewolfy goodness mixed in with a lot of sexual tension, love triangles and betrayal.

Book 2 in the series has been outlined and is waiting ever so patiently for me to hit the ground running and see where our main characters find themselves. 

A brand new book has been pushing itself to the forefront of my mind that I am super excited to tell you all about. Still no name, but it will be a New Adult Romance novel. My lovely main characters, Charlotte and Hunter, were high school sweethearts that spit right before Charlotte decided small towns and farms were not for her. Running off to NYC and getting swept away in big city life found her in a position that had her running again. Only this time it was back to the farm. Not quite able to set aside every thing from the City, or ignore the life she once had in the country, Charlotte has to navigate her new situation, manage feelings for an old flame, and attempt to dodge all questions about her time in NYC. 

I am super happy with my progress so far this year and CANNOT wait to be able to share it with you all!

 

OOOH More New Adult Sleepover Goodies!

So with the NEW ADULT SLEEPOVER WEEKEND getting more involved we figured we would do something fun!

For those sitting on the fence about attending and securing their spot early… we have a tipping point!

If you register by June 15th we will enter you in a special drawing to win one of 5 special VIP baskets for you and your roommates to enjoy! So what’s in the VIP baskets?

Just like they do at awards ceremonies, VIP’s get perks! For NASW the winners of these baskets will be treated to entering their room where they will find a huge basket of goodies, including waters, a bottle of bubbly, snacks, chocolate, goodies from area merchants in Savannah(anything from merchandise to gift cards), Some great bath stuff and of course, candles! Everything you need to make an evening of reading that much more special!

And to sweeten the deal, every VIP winner also gets an extra 5 entries in your welcome prize event, where attending authors will be giving away tons of awesome prizes, including meals with them, drinks at the bar and other awesome things!

And guess what? Several of our featured authors have donated books for these baskets! So not only are you treated to the NASW royal treatment, but you’re going to get awesome books outta the deal too!

So what are you waiting for? A weekend with awesome NA authors, parties, prizes, books and memories that will last forever!

Register Here: http://newadultsleepoverweekend.eventbrite.com/

Reality of Life as an Author

Have you ever heard the saying that life as an author was all sunshine and rainbows? No? Yeah, me neither. Of course we all know about the authors who truly do have that life. They became household names, had movies made from their books, and have their own little paparazzi and entourage. But for most of us, life goes on as usual, just as if we never published a book at all. Except is it?

When it comes to income, yeah, that is about the same as ever before. But when it comes to self worth, pride, and knowing that you are following through on your dreams? That makes all the difference. You walk a little taller, you smile a little bigger and you know that you are setting a good example for anyone who might happen to look up to you.

Writing can be very solitary. There are no co-workers to chat with, no boss to tell you exactly what to do (which can be a great thing and also frustrating. I mean, wouldn’t it be great to have someone say, write this and it will be a best seller?) and most of the time, writers need to be left alone to write. I don’t think I know anyone who can write while having a conversation in a busy room with music so loud the floors vibrated beneath their feet. 

So how do we keep from going crazy and make sure that we keep our crafts top notch? Well, you make friends. Yep, Refuse to be a solitary writer and join book clubs, writers groups, join in on Twitter when they have scheduled chats using hashtags (like #indiechat, #yalitchat and #nalitchat) so everyone can keep up with each other. You will meet the best beta’s and critique partners through mutual groups and who knows, you might even meet your new best friend there. I know I did. My best friend and I met through a writing blog and when it dissolved  she and I stayed in touch, began our own that is long gone now, and still are each other’s beta readers, plot bunny helpers, and aside from anything writing related, we are best friends. We talk every day, visit each other, and call each other out when it needs to be done. If I had kept to the solitary life of the old school stereotypical writer, I would never have met her. 

The online world has made a writer’s job both easier and harder all at the same time. Every bit of information on how to become not only a better writer, but a published author is right at the tip of your fingertips. But that also means, there are A LOT of people taking advantage of this new world and there are as many new books and authors as there are…well, fingertips. 

But should we be upset with this new influx of writers or should we celebrate it? I am completely in the “LET’S PARTY!” mode and celebrate every new author. If it wasn’t for my fingertips searching out all the information I needed, I would never have been able to publish LIFE ON LOAN(link) or any of my upcoming novels. 

So is my life any different now than it was four years ago when I really started to work on my writing? Absolutely. I may not have much more money, but I have a hell of a lot more friends, pride, and knowledge about how my world works.

February: The month of highs and lows

Well February has been one hell of a month. Shall I give you all the rundown?

High: Started on a personal goal of getting 45K words written in my new novel The Tempering. Very excited and the outline had me giddy.

Low: Daughter got sick. Then got the son sick. Which of course got me sick.

High: Life on Loan released right after a kick ass review by YA Book Addict

Low: Daughter gets pink eye. Then son gets pink eye. Followed by one hell of an ear infection.

High: Started working on Indie Ignites, A blog for indie authors. 

Low: looking at the calendar and realizing that there are only six days left in February to write 19K words to hit my personal goal.

High: Loving my story so much that even though I am seriously disappointed in my lack of progress word count wise, I am not discouraged in the least. I will get this done and it will be amazing. 

Low: Realizing that while I have been spending my time writing, Overexposed is sitting there, staring at me, wondering why I have been ignoring it. I NEED TO EDIT and time is running out!

High: I can now tell people that I am a published author. 

Here’s hoping I can bring good news (like a finished first draft!) with my next post. 

Life on Loan is NOW AVAILABLE!!!

Happy Friday!

February 15th, 2013 will forever be one important day for me, the day that my first novel became published. Life on Loan has been a labor of love for the last two years and I am finally getting to share it with the world.

ImageClick Here for AMAZON EBOOK

Click Here for BARNES AND NOBLE EBOOK

Click Here for PRINT

Click here for SMASHWORDS

Please, when after you have read it, if you could go back to where you bought it and leave a review, I would really appreciate it. Reviews are what drive indie books and I can use all of your help.

Thank you so much for your support along the way and now I need to get back to editing and writing so I have more stories to share with you in the near future!

Writing, writing, promoting, editing and writing some more.

Okay…so Life on Loan comes out on Friday. That is five days from now, IF I count today. EEEP! I am so excited! If you still haven’t added it to your to be read list over at Goodreads you can go now and click right here. Done? Okay good. 

As you all know I have been attempting to write forty-five THOUSAND words this month. Totally do-able. Totally. No doubt in my mind I can do it. The more I say it the more I believe it. Or at least the more I want to believe it. I’ve done it before, twice in fact, but neither of those times was I attempting to promote a new release, edit another and nurse two sick kids back to health. My two little ones have either both been sick, or one or the other, FOR THE LAST THREE WEEKS! Seriously. It’s like they keep passing it back and forth and if somehow they get rid of it for a day, my daughter brings a new bug home from school. 

That being said, I HAVE managed to get in 13,332 words from Feb 1 through last night. Not bad for ten days. More about this supernatural werewolf story later…you know, when I have a title maybe?

So, how about a sneak peak at a scene from Life on Loan?

The little brick house stood out from all the rest with a yard full of items and a family scrambling to drag everything back into the house. The little girl was happily carting her treasures back into the house, while both parents ran back and forth to bring in the electronics. As we approached the father called out to us to go ahead and look but they were closing up because of the snow.

We walked up when we saw a table full of sheets and blankets. Surely they wouldn’t mind if one went missing. They didn’t want it anyway and I would still write it down. They weren’t even out in the yard when Noah elbowed me with a pointed look on his face. I looked in the direction he was facing and saw that they had left their cash box out and open, in plain view. 

“We can’t,” I said, not as firmly as I had intended. It would be wrong to take money, but then again, it could buy us food and maybe some warm blankets from a store.

“Why not? You were going to take a blanket weren’t you? What’s the difference? If we take that, we won’t have to take anything for a while. We will be safer doing it this way, all at once, then taking multiple risks right?” He had a point. Maybe I just wanted to see a point in what he said. But I was wavering as I imagined eating something fresh and hot.

“But, what if they need that money? Like actually need it?” I was mostly sure that they didn’t, but what if they did? They did have a nice house in an upscale neighborhood and a car and all that. But then again, so did Dani when her life fell apart. I was so confused.  I had never taken from a person before. A store sure, but never a person. We were still looking around and the couple had come back out and grabbed a few more things to take into the house, still walking right by the open cash box

“More than we do?” he whispered to me as we moved closer to the money. They had a house, we didn’t. They most likely had food in their fridge; we didn’t even have a fridge let alone food for the day or the next day, unless we made a trip to the dumpster. They had warm clothes and warm beds, we had one thin worn out blanket with holes sporadically placed throughout it on a snow covered bench. My resolve was wavering and Noah knew it.

What will Paige do? You will just have to read to find out!

I should be writing but….. INDIE KISSING!

So, I should be writing right now but I just happened to be scrolling through Goodreads and stumbled upon a Blog special just for the month of February hosted by THE INDELIBLES. The month of LURV, The month of Lust, and the most important aspect of the two, the month of KISSING!

Who doesn’t love a good kissing scene? Makes you either remember your own amazing first kiss…or wish that sloppy face sucking session had been exactly as you read in that book that makes you have all sorts of FEELS.

*not my image click for credit*

So on Feb, 14th come on back to the blog for a KISSING SPECIAL! I will be posting a never before released excerpt from Life on Loan (due out Feb 15!) as well as doing a GIVEAWAY of a digital copy of LIFE ON LOAN! Image

I may even take a trip down memory lane and share my own First Kiss story. It was one of those perfect ones thank goodness. Don’t worry, I have had my share of the sloppy face sucking ones too.