Edge of Truth Now Available!


Photo Credit: Melissa Bowersock (Flickr)

It’s official! EDGE OF TRUTH is out in the wide world. Here’s the details incase you somehow missed them…

ISBN: 13:  978-1-93404-59-7
Publisher: Sapphire Star Publishing
Category: Young Adult
Genre: Dystopian/Paranormal Romance

Rena Moon feels like a prisoner, oppressed by the Overlord’s laws, bound by household rules, even captive to her emotions because when she grows angry, the earth shakes.

She restrains her tightly coiled power, until her best friend is kidnapped. Nevan, Rena’s long-time crush, joins the rescue mission into volatile lands where her mood slips toward the edge of control. For once, the Overlord isn’t holding all the power, but can Rena live with being reduced to what she’s trying so hard to escape?

Find it in print and eBook format at these locations:

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Okay, now that the shameless self-promotion portion is over, let’s get back to the fun stuff.

My what a celebration we’ve had today! I’ve had so much fun chit-chatting with all of you. I’ve learned so much about my FB and blog friends.

For the last contest, I’d like to learn a little more about everyone….

In Edge of Truth, Rena’s is Other. She’s sensitive to ground vibrations, which makes it impossible for her younger brothers to sneak up on her. She also has the power to trigger earthquakes, and since this is an emotion-based ability, it’s can be a burden to her. Both things are physically taxing, sometimes leaving her feeling like she might implode or too exhausted to move.

  • If you were Other, what power would you want? The more flashy it is, the more likely you’d get caught. How much of a risk taker are you?
  • What would be willing to (physically, mentally, emotionally) give up for this power?

For fun or a chance to win a 5-Page Critique by me (open to international entries!!), please leave a comment. For a bonus entry, tweet about this contest AND leave a link to the tweet. PLEASE note whether you’re answering for fun or for a critique. Contest open until midnight CST on June 7, 2013.

The Rafflecopter  contest (find below) will be up for a week. All other contest will remain open until midnight CST, June 7, 2013.

Here’s a recap:

I’ll post contest winner names on my blog and Facebook on June 8, 2013. Be sure to check for your name so you can claim your prize.

Thank you all so so much for making today extra special! Group hug!

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2013 Goals + Early Birds


Photo Credit: Kristin Nador

It’s good to return to the blogosphere! I’ve missed connecting with my readers, though I did visit a few of you during my hiatus. I noticed many of you are setting goals for the new year, some more challenging than others. 2013 promises to be a busy, and hopefully exciting, year for me.

With that in mind, here are some of my 2013 goals:

  • Blog revamp. I like the look of my blog, but I’m ready to take it up a notch. Luckily, my critique group is right there with me, and we all plan to create new websites. We will learn together.
  • Interviews & Guest Posts. As part of the revamping, I plan to interview my readers and host guest posts by people in various stages of the writing journey – newbie, experienced, published, etc. I’ll have more details later. If you think you might be interested, I’m starting an early bird interview & guest post sign up list. 
  • Writer’s Retreat. Every year, my group takes a time out from family, friends, cyberspace, etc. and focuses solely on writing. I always look forward to this bonding opportunity.
  • Join the Insecure Writer’s Support Group. I can already put a check mark by this one (I’m #292). The first Wednesday of every month IWSG creates a safe haven where writers can express their doubts and concerns, as well as offer support and guidance to each other. I have a feeling I’m going to need this group.
  • Book release Blog Tour. I’m both excited and nervous about the upcoming (06.06.13) release of Edge Of Truth. Thanks again to everyone who participated in the cover reveal. Now, I’m recruiting a team to help with the book blog tour from June 6 to June 27. If you’re interested, here’s the early bird Edge of Truth blog tour sign up form.
  • Start a Newsletter so readers can stay up to date on contest, giveaways, tours, appearances, my next book etc. If you’re interested, please fill in the early bird Newsletter sign up form.
  • Last, but not least, something my critique group calls a pleasure goal. This is something that has nothing to do with writing. I plan to master baking gooseberry pie between now and December 2013. This was one of my mama’s favorite pies. I baked one for Christmas 2012. My siblings were kind enough to eat it and not make faces. I’m determined to do better next year, and welcome any tips.

How about you? What are some of your goals for 2013?

It’s Thursday Already?

My, how this week has flown by. I’m so wrapped up in revisions for the upcoming release of EDGE OF TRUTH, I completely forgot about my blog and laundry and dusting and home cooked meals and etc.

So, let’s make this a free-for-all week where you pick a question(s) from the list and answer in the comments. Sound like a plan?

Questions for you:

  1. What’s on your agenda for the day?
  2. What did you have for Thanksgiving dinner? (Anyone who knows me knows I expect details on this one.)
  3. What are you reading?
  4. What’s your favorite movie?
  5. What’s your favorite video game?
  6. Are you planning to watch The Hobbit on December 14?

Hope you all have a wonderful day. Thanks for stopping by!