Thursday, January 31, 2013

Dressed in White cover reveal

Coming June 2013
Adult Contemporary Romance

About the author:
Jessica Gibson is a recovering bookaholic, she's down from four books a week to a more reasonable one. It was that love of words and creativity that made her dream about writing her first book. That dream was hidden for years, always put on the back burner, filed away in the "someday" section, until her husband Matt gave her the kick in the pants she needed to actually get off her butt and write.
Jessica and Matt live in Southern California and have a serious addiction to reality tv shows like Pawn Stars and American Restoration. They have one son and hope to add to the family in the near future.
Aside from writing, she runs an online event planning business called the Release Day Diva. In addition to novels, Jessica writes and maintains the blog Book on the Bright Side. Keep up with Jessica and her latest releases and events on her blog.

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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Writer Wednesday is back!

So my first Writer’s Wednesday back, I decided to talk about some new writer’s I’ve discovered that I’m really enjoying. If you haven’t noticed in the side bar over there, I’ve joined a group called Indie-licious. We have a blog about all things writing. You should check it out. But I digress. My experiences with the group has led me to discover some amazing authors. Actually two of them I already knew, so reacquainted would be the better term, but I never told you about them.
The first person is Michelle Muto. I read her Book of Lost Souls back in 2011. I hadn’t figured out how to turn off my internal critic yet (because author’s make the worst readers, seriously) so though I absolutely loved the book, I didn’t share it because some minor issues I felt were neon beacons visible from outer space at the time. They’re not. I reread it recently and can only shake my head at the overly critical inner voice that had me keeping to myself an amazing book that you should definitely check out. I am currently reading The Haunting Season, then next on the TBR pile is Don’t Fear the Reaper (I tend to read through one author at a time before moving on).

The next person is Tiffany King. I bought Meant to Be when she first published it because the cover was so unique and colorful I had to have. By the time I got around to reading it (between all the critiquing and beta reading, I wasn’t really reading just for fun anymore and that had to go), she’s changed the cover. I felt blah about the new cover so I moved on. Big mistake. A few months ago I was talking to another author about having the book on my Kindle but not reading it and she gushed about it. Now how could I pass up such a glowing recommendation? Within a week I had read Forgotten Souls and Ascended, at a time when it was taking me two or more weeks to read one book. The worst part is the covers are actually kind of cool now, they just aren’t bright and colorful to attract the raccoon in me. *eye roll*

A third new author I’ve discovered is M.R. Polish. Ok, discovered might be two strong of a word since I’ve known for over a year and a half. But she just published her first book, Wolf Spell, and it was so good. I highly recommend you keep your eyes on her, I think she’s just gonna keep wowing us.

Another one that isn’t really new (I’ve been doing her covers for over a year, so got to read the books ahead of everyone else) but needs to be on this list since I don’t know that I’ve mentioned her before, Sarah M. Ross. Her Patronus series (Awaken, Avenge and Atone) is one of my favorite reads, with her Echo of an Earth Angel coming in a close second. I can’t wait to see what else she has up her sleeves!

I have so many favorites I can’t list them all in one post. I will carry this post over to next week’s writer Wednesday. Please don’t take my statements as criticism, other than of myself and my narrow minded views and ideas. I regret letting stupid things get between me and some really amazing books. I just want to share them with you all, now.

Monday, January 28, 2013

Character Monday - Dylan Jackson of Better Nature

Today we're going back to our long since forgotten character interviews. To kick things off, I'd like to introduce you all to Dylan, from Better Nature.

Ok, to get things started, why don’t you tell us a little about yourself. (Brief character bio)
I’m in my twenties, a pack rat by nature. I’m a Gemini and my favorite food is pancakes with lots and lots of syrup. I work in a used book store, though it barely pays the bills. I’m not much of a reader, I’m more of a social person.
What makes you tick? What made you who you are today?
Well thats a loaded question… I suppose growing up in the system. I was never really a foster kid, just bounced around from home to home. It made me appreciate what I have.
What would you say is your greatest strength?
I’ve been told I have a healing touch, and an absorbent shoulder.
Tell me about the person you’re the closest to.
I’d have to say Aunt May. She’s not really my aunt, she’s my hero. Everything I know about being a good man I learned from her.
How do you feel about your life as it is today?
It’s messed up, kind of empty, but it’s ok for now.
What is the most rewarding thing in your life right now?
I’d have to say being able to help people.
What is your favorite memory?
*rakish grin* Meeting Amelia.
What’s Your Worst?
Being sent away by my foster family.
What do you like to do for fun?
People watch. I like to make up little stories about them, then talk to them and see if I’m right.
What is the most beautiful thing you’ve ever seen?
A triple rainbow and Amelia Hoffman’s eyes.
What is your favorite feature in the opposite sex?
Her smile. I can forgive anything if she flashes a great smile.
What kind of music do you like to listen to?
What is your favorite word?
What is your least favorite word?
What turns you on?
What turns you off?
Closed mindedness
What sound or noise do you love?
A child’s laughter
What sound or noise do you hate?
A woman crying
What is your favorite curse word?
Son of a biscuit
What profession (other than your own) would you like to attempt?
I haven’t given it much thought. I guess I’d like to be a social worker someday.
What profession would you not like to do?
Wait tables. *shudders* I have no desire to be cleaning up other people’s messes.
If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?
You’re not supposed to be here. Go back.

To learn more about Dylan, you check out my book, Second Nature, and look for Better Nature this May.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Cover reveal prize pack winner.

I completely forgot to draw a winner from the cover reveal. I apologize for that. The winner is Sam Buck. Thanks so much everyone who joined in and keep an eye out, there's lots more to come.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Cover Reveal prize pack

To celebrate the cover reveal for Better Nature, I'm running giveaways on my author's page all day. There is also a Rafflecopter here for an awesome prize pack, which includes:

An autographed copy of Natural Selection

An autographed copy of Second Nature
An ARC of Better Nature (when it's available)
Signed swag (lots of it)
A Natural Selection magnet
A Forces of Nature ribbon bookmark

I'll try to get a photo up later. The contest runs through next Tuesday. Good luck, everyone.