Monday, January 25, 2016

Reviews, Releases...Madness!

Hi All,

I'm going to dedicate this post to all of you who've reviewed Punished. It's so incredible to read your thoughts, and frankly, it's brave for you to put them out there. Please, please continue to review, and if you've read Punished and have not reviewed it yet, please consider doing so! It helps us authors more than we can say, especially once we hit that 50 mark. :)

I read a bit of criticism on an Amazon review today, and I do have a response to it: Finally!!

(Is that the response you were expecting?!)

Someone posted that they have a problem with the reason Heath was placed in the clan prohibitum--which is basically prison for werewolves. Good! You should question that (and if I tell you anything more, there will be spoilers, so I'm keeping my fingers from typing now).

My point is: please question things! I want you to wonder why,  and I want you to double-take every once in a while. Don't take these books at face value. ;)

To you, wonderful reader who cares about Heath: his and Sophia's book comes next, and it's called Hunted.

It's being released February 1st!

Here's your first look at the cover:

I still can't get over how exact the artist created Heath's tattoos. 

I'm so grateful to all of you! Here is the song I think best portrays the book:

Please, leave comments here, leave me e-mails--communicate with me! I want to know what you guys think. 



Saturday, January 2, 2016

New Year...New Books!

Hi All,

Happy New Year! And of course, I hope all of you had a very merry Christmas last week.

I don't know about you, but I've read over a dozen books on my break. It's been nice. I've also written every day, and I'm getting far into the Crescent City Creatures Book 4 (still untitled).

I sold the Crescent City Creatures Book 3, Enspelled, to Liquid Silver in December, and Book 2, Hunted, comes out February 1. 

I'm so excited for this new year! It'll be a time of reading and writing, both on my own and with children. I've been placed in an elementary school for my second semester of graduate school and can't wait to get started with these kiddos!

A few more things I'm excited about:

1. Shadowhunters premiering on the new Freeform channel. I've read the Mortal Instruments series for almost ten years, and I can't wait to see how the TV show will turn out! The author, Cassandra Clare, always said she thought her books would translate well into a show.

2. Mardi Gras. Because... duh.

3. Leap Day! For all you ladies who can't get him to commit, here's your chance to propose! (Not that you can't any other day, this one is just an old tradition.)

4. The Hangout Festival. My better, more scruffy half bought us tickets for the Hangout as a Christmas gift, and I'm going to be looking forward to it all spring. One of my all-time favorite bands, The Silversun Pickups is playing, and they're going to be awesome! The Revivalists will be there, too. They tour a *lot*, they're from New Orleans, and even though I've seen them 3 times I'll never get tired of their show. If you ever get a chance to see them, take it!

In honor of the Hangout Festival, here's my song pick for the week:

How are you enjoying the new year? Let me know!