Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Book Review!

Hi, peeps! Today I'm participating in a blog blitz for When Ash Rains Down, a super fun YA fantasy. It's only 99 cents, or free on Kindle Unlimited! Here are the deets:

Here's a little teaser:

“So, Julia. This is about angels and demons. Those,” he points to the monsters, “are demons. The devil’s army. The final battles leading to the final war between Heaven and Hell has begun, and it’s trickled down from every dimension into your little town, because the devil has set his sights on you.”
He touches my cheek again, and I see he is like the warriors on the battlefield. He wears a golden aura and stark white wings behind him. A wave of tingles replaces all the pressure and nothingness in my back. He flicks something behind me, and I glance over my shoulder to see—
A pair of wings fly out from my back, not heavy, though I’d expect to fall backward from the weight of them, as they are attached…to my back.
There are wings attached to my back.
I spin around, trying to see them, but they move with me and stay behind me.
I can feel them there, a part of me.
I reach over my shoulder to feel them and shriek, “Nicholas!”
A fiery sword is suddenly in my hand, blazing white and peridot, like the stone around my neck, which is warm and flashing on its own. A fierce blast of cold and hot washes over me, and I shriek again. I jolt back and drop the sword, my eyes flying to Nicholas’, needing an explanation, needing to wake up in my bed at home, needing something other than whatever is happening to me right now.
“I… I have wings.”
“Of course you do.” He stoops to pick up my sword. Holds it out for me to take. “You’re an angel.”

Only $0.99 on kindle (FREE with Kindle Unlimited)!
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And last but not least, my review:

I gave this five stars! It's an awesome young adult fantasy that I really enjoyed. An epic battle of angels and demons, good and evil. I haven't read a lot of books with female angelic warriors, so that's definitely rad. Plus, she has a cool flaming sword. Fast-paced and sucks you into the story. Lots of juicy family drama. Oh, and did I mention not one but TWO yummy guardian angels dudes? Yep. Check it out!

I also said this, and Cecelia made it into a pretty promo image (I feel so special!):

Well, hope you enjoy the blitz! And if YA fantasy is your jam, definitely snag a copy :) TTFN!

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

When Ash Rains Down Release Day!

Hi guys! I'm so happy to help my friend and CP Cecelia Earl celebrate the release of her debut novel! It's a super fun YA about angels and you should check it out!

Being crowned homecoming queen and enduring a week at the center of her classmates' attention is eighteen-year-old Julia White’s worst nightmare—even with Cole, her long-time crush, as her date. But when Julia is attacked by a green-blooded demon that vanishes in a plume of smoke, she comes face to face with what real nightmares look like—in the flesh, and all of the homecoming stuff hardly matters anymore.

As a frightening wave of crime infiltrates her small Wisconsin town, Julia tries to avoid Nicholas, a brooding, infuriating relative of Cole’s, who insists she’s the reason behind the corruption. He claims the culprits are demons who are after powers that only she—a human-angel hybrid—possesses. It’s unbelievable, of course, until he takes her to a hidden battlefield where warrior angels train to fight soul-siphoning demons—and her own angelic wings unfold.

When angels and demons draw battle lines, endangering everyone in their way, Julia has to find a way to protect them all, including herself. Because as it turns out, she’s the devil's most powerful weapon against the angels, and he’ll stop at nothing to claim her. 

The final battle between Heaven and Hell has begun.

You can connect with Cecelia here:

Congrats, Cecelia!

Sunday, January 1, 2017

My Ubiquitous New Year's Post + New Year, New Reads Blog Hop!

I think my New Year's post each year is my fave to write... I love looking back and planning ahead. But before I dive into that, if you are here for the New Year, New Reads Blog Hop, look no further!

All of my books (excluding my recently released boxed set) are 99 cents, actually, so if you like urban and other contemporary fantasy, check out my Amazon page. Also, some writing friends and I just concluded an epic 99 cent sale of our own, featuring over 25 fantasy books. While the sale officially ended on 12/31, I know a lot of the books will still be discounted, so check out for lots of goodies :)

But back to me :) Huntress Found, book one of my new series, The Timekeeper's War, can be found here for 99 cents. It's an Artemis/Dr. Who mashup, fantasy with a pinch of steampunk and sprinkle of sci-fi. 

Also, if you're a fan of classic urban fantasy, part one of the first book in my bestselling Zyan Star series is actually free on Amazon

And that's actually the perfect lead into my New Year's post for 2016: the year of me releasing ALL the books. The beginning of the year started slow, but then March hit and it was off to the races and has been full speed ever since. Here's a rough timeline:
  • March: A fun trip to Boston; preparing to launch Martinis with the Devil
  • April: Martinis parts one and two release; I also help head up a stage at a huge literary and music festival in my city and sell the house I owned with my ex husband I'd been trying to sell for two years (at a huge loss, alas, but at least done with)
  • June: My best friend gets married in Colorado
  • July: Whiskey and Angelfire parts one and two release
  • August: My son starts marching band at school and I head up the fundraising committee (seeing his love of music blossom has been SO awesome)
  • September: Vengeance and Vermouth parts one and two release
  • October: A trip to Chicago for work
  • November: I launch a new series, The Timekeeper's War, and start with two writer friends
  • December: I release the first three Zyan novels in a boxed set, as well as a Zyan origin story novelette, the Holiday Book Feast (our first event for the new blog) occurs, and I finish a brand new book for my agent (December was busy!!)
Actually, I JUST finished the first draft of the book for my agent (like, less than two hours ago). I wrote roughly 200,000 words in 2016. It has been a wild ride of a year! So far, the plan for 2017 is as follows:
  • Whip my first draft into something decent for my agent by the end of February
  • Write and release the second book in The Timekeeper's War series
  • Write and release the fourth book in the Zyan Star series
  • Hold events at at least every other month

If you've read this far, you rock :) How was your 2016? Plans for 2017?