The Possession Blog Tour kicks off today. Follow along for the next couple of weeks for reviews, interviews, excerpts, and a chance to win The Burn trilogy ebooks!

Nov 10: Reading Addiction (meet 'n' greet)
Nov 11: Proserpine Craving Books (excerpt)
Nov 12: The Avid Book Collector (excerpt)
Nov 13: D'eBook Sharing (guest post: Myth Making)
Nov 14: Life's Unfiltered Ramblings (guest post: Creating Characters)
Nov 16: The Rest Is Still Unwritten (gust post: The Strong Female Lead)
Nov 17: Mom with a Kindle (excerpt)
Nov 17: Into the Written Word (interview)
Nov 18: A Life through Books (review)
Nov 19: Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers (review)
Nov 20: Words I Write Crazy (review)
Nov 21: Mostly Reviews (interview)
Nov 22: Ashley's Paranormal Book Blog (excerpt)
Nov 23: Counter Culture Critic (interview)

Nov 24: The Caffeinated Booknerd (excerpt)
Nov 25: The Book Lover's Lounge (review)
Nov 26: Author Candy O'Donnell (excerpt)
Nov 27: Kimber Leigh Writes (guest post: Reliving High School)
Nov 28: Texas Book Nook (excerpt)
Nov 29: Book Lover's Life (excerpt)
Dec 2: Inside BJ's Head (guest post: Writing Clean)
Dec 2: Word to Dreams (excerpt)
Dec 3: Twin Opinions (review)
 
 
I hope everyone had a great Halloween. My family had so much fun--and the best part was when my middle girlie said in complete exhaustion, "I'm finished," as we were about 3/4 of the way home from Trick or treating. So home we went. Then I spent today making gobs of applesauce. Mmm...homemade applesauce...

If you've already started reading Possession, please let me know how you like it. And to celebrate the release, all my other ebooks are now on sale for .99! Amazon and iBooks already reflects the sale price, and the other retailers should update the pricing soon.

So if there's a book you've been wanting to read and haven't yet, now's the time. The sale will remain through November. And if you've read my books and loved them, spread the word to friends!
 
 
It's here! It's finally here! Well, I suppose that all depends on where you live, but on the east coast, it's officially October 31, so I say it's here. You can buy Possession, the first book in my new Song and Shadow trilogy, at any of the following retailers:

eBook: Amazon | iBooks | B&N | Smashwords
Paperback: Amazon | Createspace

Happy reading, and please spread the word!
 
 
My proof copy of Possession arrived over the weekend, and I can't even begin to describe the excitement that comes over me when I finally get to hold one of my books that before just existed as bits of data on a computer. I'm still so in love with the cover!

And do you know what a proof copy means? A proof copy means we're only days away from release day. Four days to be exact! So if you're itching, check out my Books page for links to preorder an ebook, or check back on release day for links to purchase a paperback. I can't wait!
 
 
The Possession release is only 15 days away! I can't believe it's almost here. (Giddy excitement, anyone?) To celebrate the almost two week mark until release day, here is the first chapter of Possession. (Just click Read More over there)

 
 
Possession is available for preorder on Amazon, iBooks, Barnes and Noble, and Smashwords. Here are the links:

Preorder the ebook: Amazon | iBooks | B&N | Smashwords

You can also find this info on my Books page!
 
 
And here it is! It was worth the wait, right? Thank you, thank you to Renee Barratt for creating a cover that I'm still giddy about. And trust me, this cover captures the novel perfectly. A little creepy, a little intriguing, a little...dead? Just wait. Oct 31 can't come soon enough!
 
 
I've been working with awesome cover designer Renee Barratt, and the cover for Possession is just about finished!

Renee is always so much fun to work with, and I love the process. Here's how it goes: I give her a few paragraphs about the book and some images I've found that I like. She then creates a first draft based on that information. I love seeing what she comes up with, and it's almost like a game of telephone because the way two people envision the same information is incredibly different. Then we go back and forth and we offer suggestions to the vision until she has created something beautiful and perfect.

And let me tell you, this cover is perfection.

So give it a few more days. We're in the last tweaking stage, and then she'll send me the final image files, and I'll post it here for all to see. I can't wait!
 
 
I've finished reviewing the changes my beta readers suggested, and my manuscript is now 100% better than it was before. Plot holes smoothed out? Yup. Character motivations now consistent? Yes sir. Needed scenes added and fleshed out? Definitely.

A
nd since that is done, I've passed the manuscript along to my proofreader, and cover design will start this week. Which means I have a question for you...what are you doing on Halloween? What's that you say? You'll be reading my new book? Oh, wonderful! And psst... the title of my new book is Possession. It'll be the perfect accompaniment to a great Halloween!

So be on the lookout over the next few weeks for a cover reveal and more tidbits. And I'll let you know as it's available for preorder.
 
 
I've said it before, and I'll say it again: I love my beta-readers. To the ends of the earth I love them. They help me be just so much better. I sent my latest manuscript off to them thinking, "Yeah, this one's pretty good." And what do I get back? Ideas to make it that much better.

One of my beta readers is my brother-in-law, and he has just the right balance of snark, funniness, and brilliant suggestion. Check out this one that made me laugh the other day:
Sorry, I've deleted his name to protect his secret identity :)