Weekly Check-in

Howdy, and welcome to my weekly check-in where I post what I’ve been up to this past week.

Did I meet my writing target?

Actually, I’ve been pretty unfocused in the writing department this week, but I have the weekend, and I’m around halfway toward my weekly goal, so I shall endeavour to conquer rather than be conquered.

As always, if you want to find out exactly what I’m writing, be sure to add Cornered to your Goodreads tbr.

And my Jenna Lyn Field target?

This is actually where most of my time got sucked up, because here’s where I’m at.

Photographs taken for Noah’s New Room – check!

Sketches completed for projected winter release – check!

Noah’s New Room photos uploaded and ordered into something resembling a book – check.

And on top of those, I also went and created a Kindle file for The Rabbit With Terrible Habits–which means it is now available for download. Find out more about that HERE.

All in all, not a bad week achievement-wise for my later ego.

On the editing front?

Well, those notes I needed to write up last week for the story edit? Done! Which means I’ve had a week off this week, awaiting completion of story edits to the manuscript by the author, before I receive the manuscript back next week to commence line edits. It actually feels a little weird having this usually-filled gap in my day.

What else happened this week?

Actually, not very much at all other than the Enticed Blog Tour bouncing around from one blog to another. ;)

Talking of which, don’t forget there’s a tour long giveaway, which you can enter for a chance to win a signed copy of Enticed + More. Read more on that HERE.

Okay, I think that’s everything for this week. I *think*.

What’s everyone else been up to? Meet you goals? Tried something new? Spill in the comments.

FREE Reads:

Holloway Pack:

Holloway Pack Prequels:

Show some #CoverLove for @LSMurphy ‘s #Pixelated #YALit

I’m very happy to be sharing this cover. Since Ms Murphy first wrote it, I’ve been hearing all about this book, and whilst I haven’t read it (yet), I have read other works by this author pal o’ mine and enjoy her style and what she has to offer, so I’m excited for this one to finally have a face.

Check it out:

Pixelated

Pixelated

by L.S. Murphy 

Release Date: 06/30/15

Bloomsbury Spark

Summary from Goodreads:

Senior Year. 

Middle of nowhere. 

What’s the new girl to do?

For Piper Marks, the answer is simple. She’s determined to have her photography rock the cover of National Geographic someday, and moving to Clarkton, Iowa for her last year of high school is not going to stop her. Even if her usual subjects have changed from bright lights and skyscrapers to fields, cows…and more fields. 

But when photographer at the local paper quits in a huff, she steps into his spot. Her new job keeps Piper busy capturing tackles, and zooming in on first downs and end zone dances, not to mention putting her directly in the path of varsity football star Les Williams IV. Her new friends warn her off, but she can’t resist the pull she feels toward this mysterious country boy. But this small town is keeping a secret, and it’s one that could destroy any chance they have to be together. 

It’s up to Piper to decide what to do with the distorted truth. Can she risk exposing her heart? It might be worth it, ’cause Les is about to change her world from black and white to fully saturated color. 

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This sounds great, right?

Be sure to add it on your Goodreads.

And if you need more convincing, here’s what others have had to say:

Praise for Pixelated:
“In Pixelated, L.S. Murphy weaves a complex web of secrets and lies with a ‘will they or won’t they’ romance that kept me turning pages and holding my breath!” ~ Julie Reece, author of The Artisans and Crux

“Beautifully written, with a full spectrum of emotion and complex characters, Pixelated will tug at all your heartstrings. I easily lost myself in the world L.S. Murphy created and couldn’t stop reading because I needed to see how the story ended.” ~ Kelly Oram, author of Cinder & Ella

“L.S. Murphy brings something for every reader with Pixelated: romance, secrets, mystery, and a main character torn between two choices. Murphy’s writing is sharp and steeped in emotions, deftly hooking her readers from the first sentence to the last.” ~ Sarah Bromley, author of A Murder Of Magpies 

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See? Just add it. You’ll want to read it. Trust me.

Cheers for stopping by.


 

About the Author

L.S. Murphy obsesses about St. Louis Cardinals baseball, fangirls over her favorite authors, and watches every episode of Doctor Who like it’s the first time. When she’s not doing those time-consuming things, the former farm-girl turned city slicker turned suburbanite writes sweet romances for teens and adults.

Author Links: Website | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads

Blog Tour: Sealed in Sin by Juliette Cross

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Guys, welcome to my stop for Juliette Cross’s Sealed in Sin Blog Tour. I hope you take a moment to check out the book and author. I’ve read some of Juliette Cross’s work and enjoyed it a lot.

Title: SEALED IN SIN

Series: The Vessel Trilogy, Book Two

File Size: 605 KB

Print Length: 276 pages

Publisher: Samhain Publishing, Ltd.

Release Date: April 21, 2015

Tag Line: Sometimes sin looks an awful lot like heaven.

Full Description:SealedInSin300One demon prince may be festering in the bowels of the soul eater Cocytus, but Genevieve’s troubles are far from over. Prince Bamal, demon lord of New York City, still wants her. But this time, he wants her alive, to control her inherent power as a Vessel of Light.

With Jude Delacroix off searching for the prophecy, Thomas—a guardian angel with sea-green eyes and an aura of winter woods—steps into the gap, offering her the power to protect herself.

Yet she hesitates, for the transfer of that power comes through a kiss. While Gen’s love for Jude is true, Thomas stirs a desire where there should be none. Thomas also knows Jude’s darkest secret and plans to use it, if necessary, to win Gen for his own.

While her Vessel power grows and more demon spawn creep from every dark corner of the world, one thing is certain—the Great War between the angels and demons is quickly approaching. And Gen is in a race against time to awaken her full power before the storm breaks.

Warning: Contains a demon hunter with dark secrets, a sexy angel with ulterior motives, and demonic creatures running amok.

Buy Links:

Amazon  | Barnes and Noble | Kobo | Samhain

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Amazon  | Barnes and Noble | Kobo | Samhain

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Amazon  | Barnes and Noble | Kobo | Samhain


About the Author

Juliette calls lush, moss-laden Louisiana home where the landscape curls into her imagination, creating mystical settings for her stories. She has a B.A. in creative writing from Louisiana State University, a M.Ed. in gifted education, and was privileged to study under the award-winning author Ernest J. Gaines in grad school. Her love of mythology, legends, and art serve as constant inspiration for her works. From the moment she read JANE EYRE as a teenager, she fell in love with the Gothic romance–brooding characters, mysterious settings, persevering heroines, and dark, sexy heroes. Even then, she not only longed to read more novels set in Gothic worlds, she wanted to create her own.

Find her here: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest | Goodreads |

Newsletter

Weekly Check-in

Howdy, and welcome to my weekly check-in where I post what I’ve been up to this past week.

Did I meet my writing target?

Yes! \o/

In fact, I’d reached it by Wednesday, which was super lucky as I had a bunch of other stuff planned for the end of the week I’m now free to get on with. I also took Cornered over the 40k mark this week, which I’m VERY happy about.

If you want to find out exactly what I’m writing, be sure to add Cornered to your Goodreads tbr.

And my Jenna Lyn Field target?

I’d planned to push back what I need to do for my next children’s release until next week when I’m less busy. However, my brain wouldn’t let up and my fingers wouldn’t rest, so I ended up creating the first 8 pages for a project I hope to release later in the year, one I’m excited about because I never thought I’d ever get to be doing something like this. Once I have my photographs taken for what I *should* be working on, and I’ve begun developing my pages into workable files, I shall definitely be giving this one more attention.

On the editing front?

Well, I finished the read-through on my story edit job, which means I’ll be spending the next day or two typing up all of my notes to send back to the author. And yep, I’m bang on the agreed target for that, so all is good.

What else happened this week?

Well, my short story ENTICED released just YESTERDAY.

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ENTICED is a FREE short story, full of alpha male hotness. If you’re interested in grabbing a copy, you can find all of the purchase links in the release day post HERE. You can also find out how to enter a giveaway to win stuff.

And if you’re not doing anything later, maybe you’d like to join a bunch of authors (and me) in celebrating Enticed release TODAY from 1pm onwards. There will be a line-up of authors throughout the afternoon to evening, with fun and prizes to suit everyone’s tastes, so you should defo join us. You can do so here: Enticed Release Facbook Party

In the meantime, remember to add Enticed to your Goodreads tbr.

Okay, I think that’s everything for this week. I *think*.

What’s everyone else been up to? Meet you goals? Tried something new? Spill in the comments.

 

Happy Birthday Ethan Holloway and ENTICED

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Yahooie!

It’s here. He’s here. They’re really here!

Guys, it feels like I’ve been waiting a freaking ETERNITY to unleash Ethan’s short story into the world. I wrote this sucker LAST SUMMER, and I have been (uncharacteristically) patiently holding onto this dude JUST SO I could release the goodness on Ethan’s birthday.

That’s right. TODAY is ETHAN HOLLOWAY’s BIRTHDAY!

EnticedHappy Birthday to Ethan.

Or is it?

Gifts aside, Ethan’s morning hasn’t been anything to write home about. Sure, life is good, the pack is staying out of trouble, he finally has a mate who boils his blood … in a good way.

Except Shelley hasn’t called. Hasn’t come by. Didn’t even bother to join her son and his girlfriend for Ethan’s annual I’m-a-year-older breakfast.

What Ethan doesn’t know is that Shelley has plans. Plans that have been in progress for weeks. Ones that Ethan will never see coming, and that she’s banked on him not knowing a thing about.

She can only hope her secrecy doesn’t force his inner wolf to the surface—at least, not too early.

*Can be read as a standalone.

So … time to celebrate, right?

Here’s how:

To start off, why don’t you zoooooooooooom your behind off and grab yourself a FREE copy of ENTICED and wish Ethan a happy birthday by getting to know him a whooooole lot better than you have before.

I’ve even provided links for you because, yo, I’m helpful like that.

Purchase Links: Enticed on Amazon US | Amazon UK | Enticed for KindleBarnes & Noble | iTunes | Enticed in print

And if you’re feeling generous, you could help him celebrate by leaving the delightful sweetpea (*snort*) a review at any of the below links.

REVIEW ENTICED AT GOODREADS | AT AMAZON US | AT AMAZON UK | AT BARNES & NOBLE | AT KOBO | AT iTUNES

If you reeeeaaaaallly want Ethan’s birthday to go off with a BANG! you *could* go shouting from the rooftops for everyone to grab THEIR copy of ENTICED.

You could even, ya know, grab your pals by the shoulders and shake them until they realise the error of their ways if they haven’t got a copy yet (though I have no liability when it comes to A&E visits or GBH court cases, ‘kay?).

And if you’re a virtual party animal, you could drag yourself and those friends of yours you’ve managed to convert over to Facbook for the ENTICED RELEASE PARTY happening TOMORROW (April 17th) at this link: JOIN THE FUN AND SHOW ETHAN YA LOVE ‘IM.

Pssst, there’ll be more chances to win prizes, and new authors to meet, too. Just saying.

OOOOOORRRR you can enter the ENTICED Release Giveaway for a chance to own AN ACTUAL PHYSICAL COPY OF ENTICED, giving you the power to STROKE ETHAN’s HAWT BODY WHILST YOU’RE READING!

BAAAAAHUMBAH!

I’ll even chuck in a chocolate bar to munch and sate your drooling mouth. ;)

Check it out:

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To enter, simply follow the link to the Rafflecopter to find out how.

Full T&C can be found HERE!

RAFFLECOPTER THIS WAAAAAAY!

And if you haven’t done so already …

GET YOUR OWN FREAKIN’ COPY OF ENTICED!

Cheers for stopping by. ♥♥♥

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