Saturday, May 3, 2014

Guest post by Devyn Dawson!

Today I would like to welcome our guest poster, Devyn Dawson! Who is going to tell us all about her new book (coming in only 1 month!), Killing Me Softly.

Killing Me Softly - A Broken Souls Novel
June 2014

Hey everyone, I have a new book coming out in June.  I'm so excited for this book to get in your hands!  It is a New Adult book about a girl who was always told to stay away from military guys.  Her dad lived in fear that one day a military guy would come along and break her heart.  I grew up by Tinker Air Force Base in Midwest City, Oklahoma and we were always warned about military boys.  I met my husband 22 years ago while he was stationed at TAFB.  This story isn't about anyone I know, but it's about everyone I've ever met.  Not everyone is given the chance to live a charmed life, especially Holland.  Read below for the synopsis of this dear to my heart book.  Not every guy in the military is a killer, or angry, no, there's so many good guys looking for a good girl.  I know, because I found one.

Please do me a huge favor and add it to your TBR list on Goodreads and share on Facebook.  It is how authors like me get the word out!  Thank you so much!!!

Facts – My best friend died six months ago. My mom bailed on me when I turned 13. My dad is mentally ill and a permanent fixture on our couch. We live on his disability and my meager paycheck. I take online college courses so I can work full time to pay for the electric bill. I’ve fallen head over heels for Tate Cook, he’s in the U.S. Air Force. 

I’m Holland Clifford, I’m 19, and this is my life.

Once upon a time, I was whole… and then I was shattered. Tate’s picking up my pieces and putting me back together again.

About the Author

Devyn Dawson is a native of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.  Currently, she kicks up her boots in the lush green town of New Bern, North Carolina.  She attended Oklahoma State University where she studied business.  Growing up, she was considered the eccentric girl.  She wrote dark stories, celebrated Halloween like a national holiday, and burned candles before they were trendy.  The very moment she watched Kiefer Sutherland in Lost Boys she vowed to run off with him one day.  Real life took over and she got married and had two amazing children.  In her spare time and great weather, you’ll find her on the back of her husband’s motorcycle touring North Carolina.  Devyn is an avid reader, she has given up Stephen King and reads mostly young adult books.  She writes young adult paranormal books about werewolves, vampires and faeries.  She loves happy endings, but offers twists and turns to get to them. Devyn has decided to dip her toe in the big-girl pond and write some books with just the right amount of steam and twists the fans won’t see coming. 

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Shattered Soul has a new cover!!

Today I have the pleasure of taking part in helping to reveal the new look for Jennifer Snyder’s Mature Young Adult novel SHATTERED SOUL!

Shattered Soul PROMO Image

Here is the stunning cover redo for this gritty novel:
Shattered Soul Nook - Jennifer Snyder

Awesome, right? It was designed by Once Upon A Time Covers.

Ready for this intense blurb?
Hellish Nightmare.
If Seth Bradson were to describe his life, those would be the two words he would choose. Preferring to cope with his crappy existence and horrible home life by spending his days in a drug-induced haze, Seth coasts through life. Until the moment his path crosses with Ali Carson. In her, Seth finds something he’s been subconsciously seeking—a new drug, one that consumes his mind unlike any other.
But when Seth finds himself in a situation he could have never foreseen, and foolishly allows Ali to try his most addictive temptation—crystal meth—the unraveling of both their lives occurs before his very eyes, forcing Seth to learn the definition of the word regret the hard way.

Are you dying to read this one yet? Here’s some great news then, Shattered Soul will be discounted to .99 for a limited time on Amazon and B&N!

Monday, April 28, 2014

A day in the life - Suzanna Lynn

1) How long have you been writing with the intent of publishing?

~Though I have written off and on my whole life, I honestly never dreamed of publishing until two months ago.  It was like this light bulb went off and said "Maybe someone else would enjoy reading your stories."

2) Where do you write?

~Where ever inspiration hits me.  I have pulled over on the side of the road to write, I have written several chapters in my daughter's gymnastics practice.  I do a lot of my writing in my home office, though, but that's more about taking everything I have written in my notebook and turning it into an actual story.

3) How long do you spend writing each day (or week if daily is not possible)

~It really just varies. I write when I'm inspired. So on a good day, I may spend twelve hours writing, other days, ten minutes.  I try to do a little each day, however.

4) What holds you back from writing? (writer's block, work, children, cats sitting on the keyboard, no computer, etc.)

~I will admit, I'm a very busy woman.  I have three kids and I run my own bridal business on top of writing. But I would say my biggest obstacle is myself.  Those times when you think, "This doesn't work" or "Nobody wants to read this."  But I try to hold on to everything I write, and go in with a fresh attitude later on and it works out.

5) What would your ideal "day as an author" consist of?

~I don't know that my 'day as an author' could exist without also having 'my day as a mom' or 'my day as a wife'.  My family is so much a part of my life!  I suppose, if I had to choose, I would just like to spend the day with people who have read my work and enjoyed reading it.  Getting to know those people and see how their lives might have been touched by something I wrote is one of the most rewarding things I can think of.

6) What would you like readers and aspiring authors to know about "being an author"

~I guess my best advice for aspiring authors is to remember that every author was new at one time.  Every author, no matter how famous they are now, has thrown papers in the trash or pushed the delete button and thought it wasn't worth trying anymore.  The thing you must remember is that, no matter what, no one will ever read your book if you never share it.  Somewhere, someone in the world is waiting for your story.

Author Suzanna Lynn is a full-time mom of three beautiful, energetic children.  In 2009 she built her own home business, Serendipity Bridal, as a way to stay home with her children while keeping a steady income.  Though she still runs this company today, her passion for writing is what truly drives her.

Growing up in the Ozarks, Suzanna wandered the fields and woods surrounding her home as a child, imagining them to be filled with fairies, dragons, and all number of creatures. Having not lost her childhood imagination, Suzanna has written numerous poems, songs and short stories that have won various awards.  However, it was only recently that she decided to stop wishing she could write a book, to making the dream a reality.

She currently has three different book series' (all romance) in the works, one of which (The Bed Wife Chronicles) is set to be published this summer.

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