Soul Keeper Box Set – HUGE SALE

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Just wanted to share that my Soul Keeper Trilogy will be on a HUGE sale from October 17 – October 23rd! It’s normally priced at $6.99 for the 3 YA novels together, but I’m running a $0.99 SALE just to get the story in the hands of more readers… like YOU!

Make sure you grab your copy at this 85% Discount and enjoy the ride. Check out the synopsis, covers and teasers below! Hope you love it!

OH – make sure you enter to win some GREAT stuff (including $100 worth of gift cards just in time for the holiday) in my rafflecopter GIVEAWAY!!!

It’s 2 years since I wrote my trilogy. Time for a book birthday party!

Laurie

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SOUL KEEPER TRILOGY $0.99

Readers had a hard time putting this series down… you will to. Now you don’t have to wait – the full story is yours for a discounted price.

This boxed set includes all three full-length novels from Starkey’s beloved Soul Keeper Series. That’s over 800 pages of intense twists and emotional turns, heart-breaking romance and soul-shattering deception – all in one series.

“I absolutely loved this series. It’s fast paced with characters that you fall in love with.” ~ Amazon Reader

“The first two books end in major emotionally charged cliffhangers so having the full box set is incredibly convenient.” ~ Amazon Reader

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In a battle of wills,
of the gods of old.
For each his revenge,
will he forfeit his soul.

On the chessboard of blood,
will their narrative play.
Aged, innocent lives,
revenge claims her way.

Out of hate will come love,
and love will come hate.
For immortal and man,
have entwined their damned fate.

The battle between the Titans and the gods of old did not end with them. The demand for revenge has dripped down into the next generation.

Twins, Marcus and Nicolas, heirs to the throne of the gods and sons of the last remaining Titan, learn that the purpose of their existence is to fulfill a prophecy born of hate and despair. They must battle for Pandora’s daughter’s heart, a girl lost to the human world and unaware of her hidden heritage. For four hundred years Marcus and Nicolas have only been allowed to touch the edge of their soul mate’s dreams, but the time of the prophecy has come.

For Samantha, life has been nothing more than a series of misfortunes and heartbreaks. For years, she has kept her heart locked away, but change is rolling in like a tidal wave. She is now forced to discern the thin line between love and lie, myth and reality, and it would seem that time is running out …

PICK UP YOUR $0.99 COPY!!

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Enter my giveaway to put your name in the hat for some GREAT gifts!
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Spring 2016 YA Scavenger Hunt!

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Hey guys! Welcome to the 12th

YA Scavenger Hunt!

I’m L.A. Starkey, or Laurie Starkey, you’re lucky host for this leg of the hunt!

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I have three pen names, but the only one you’ll
get outta me is Kate Thomas.
I love books almost more than anything, my family
of course pulling ahead – slightly.
I can sing and do often. I love chocolate.
I write like my life depended on it – FAST!
You are currently Hunting ON:

Looking for exclusive bonus content? You’ll have to keep searching.

But, first, a few rules.

SCAVENGER HUNT PUZZLE RULES

Directions: Below, you’ll notice that I’ve listed my favorite number. Collect the favorite numbers of all the authors on the GREEN TEAM, and then add them up (don’t worry, you can use a calculator!)
HINT: THE SECRET NUMBER IS HIGHLIGHTED IN GREEN!

Entry Form: Once you’ve added up all the numbers, make sure you fill out the form here to officially qualify for the grand prize. Only entries that have the correct number will qualify.

Rules: Open internationally, anyone below the age of 18 should have a parent or guardian’s permission to enter. To be eligible for the grand prize, you must submit the completed entry form by  April 3, at noon Pacific Standard Time. Entries sent without the correct number or without contact information will not be considered.

LINK to the YASH Website for farther instructions!!

On this hunt, you not only get access to exclusive content from each participating YA author, you also get a secret number. Add up the numbers, and enter it for a chance to win a major prize–one lucky winner will receive at least one signed book from each author on my team in the hunt! But play fast. This contest (and all the exclusive bonus material) will only be online until noon PST on Sunday, April 3rd!

There are NINE contests going on simultaneously, and you can enter one or all! I am a part of the GREEN TEAM but there is also a RED TEAM, GOLD TEAM, PURPLE TEAM, BLUE TEAM, ORANGE TEAM, TEAL TEAM, SILVER TEAM & PINK TEAM!

Check out each team for a chance to win several different sets of signed books!

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Now that all the technical stuff is out of the way, I’ll introduce the author I am hosting on this hunt.

I am super excited to be hosting…
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Jenny Adams Perinovic is a YA author, librarian-in-training, and part-time book fairy. She lives in Philadelphia, PA with her perpetual student husband and their tiny menagerie. She likes to write books filled with mystery and magic (and also kissing). On twitter, she’s @JennyPerinovic, and you can visit her online at jennyperinovic.com.

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Check out her work…

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Amelia Dupree hasn’t seen the Woman in White since the night her brother died.

The ghost seems to have disappeared from the woods surrounding Asylum, Pennsylvania—that is, until Charlie Blue moves into the creepy old MacAllister House next door. Amelia can’t help liking him, even though she spent her childhood thinking his grandmother was a witch. And she definitely can’t ignore the connection between his arrival and the Woman in White’s return.

Then Amelia learns that the Woman in White is a prisoner, trapped between the worlds of the living and the dead. Devastated by the idea that her brother could be suffering a similar fate, Amelia decides to do whatever it takes to help the Woman in White find peace–and Charlie agrees to help her.

But when Amelia’s classmates start to drown in the Susquehanna River, one right after another, rumors swirl as people begin to connect the timing of Charlie’s arrival with the unexplained deaths. As Charlie and Amelia uncover the dark history of Asylum, they realize they may have unleashed an unspeakable evil. One they have to stop before everything they love is destroyed.

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TOP SECRET – BONUS MATERIAL FROM JENNY!!

Enjoy this deleted scene, and the original opening to A Magic Dark & Bright

 This opening was definitely a darling that had to be killed. It survived the first three drafts of the book, but eventually, I had to cut it and write something that was a better fit for the overall tone of the book…something spooky and atmospheric. That meant this meet-cute had to go. – Jenny

Halfway through November, Charlie stopped coming to school.

I can’t say that it surprised me, mostly because I was the only one who knew what really happened out there that day in the woods, the day that we found out the hard way that some things are better off left alone.

It was awfully hard to keep my mouth shut as the rumors about his sudden departure—a sure admission of guilt, in the eyes of my classmates—swept through the halls like a plague of locusts, swarming and devouring any shred of truth in its path. Not that anyone really would have listened to me; everyone knew about my relationship with him. People I had known for my entire life, since even before kindergarten, turned their backs on me because of Charlie, because of what they thought he did, because they thought they knew him.

I didn’t blame him, not really, not for any of it. Not even for leaving me alone to face the whispers, the anonymous scrawl of graffiti across my locker, the dirty looks and accusing stares that followed me everywhere I went.  I shouldn’t have had to deal with all of it alone, not when there were two of us in the woods that day, but I got it.

But I think I may be starting all of this in the wrong place. This isn’t my story, after all. It’s Charlie’s, and to understand any of it, I need to go back to the beginning, all the way back to last summer, before we knew what magic was and what it could do to somebody.

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Charlie Blue arrived in our corner of northeast Pennsylvania on a Wednesday afternoon the week after school let out for the summer between junior and senior year, wearing a red flannel shirt despite the heat and driving an ancient, beat-up green Mustang with Montana license plates despite the price of gas. He pulled right up under the window of Between the Lines, the used bookstore where I worked as a clerk and idled his engine, which usually meant one of two things: someone took the wrong exit off of the highway and is now hopelessly lost or they’re looking for the entrance to the state park to go hiking, in which case they are not so hopelessly, but still mostly, lost.

Abbey Howards, my best friend since kindergarten, leaned across her register and bobbed her head in his general direction. “Your turn to give directions, Amelia,” she said, winding a lock of red hair around her finger.  Her mom owned Between the Lines, so we always ended up scheduled to work together. “The last dude was a creeper.”

“They’re always creepers,” I said, but I was already getting up.

She flashed me a grin and a thumbs up and shooed me out the door into the sweltering summer heat. He didn’t even look up from the map spread over his steering wheel as I walked up, which wasn’t surprising, since he had the music turned up so loudly that the sidewalk vibrated under my sneakers.

I rapped my knuckles against the driver’s side window and he gave a shout and jumped as far as his seatbelt would allow. He grinned sheepishly at me and rolled it down, and I got my first real look at him.

He was younger than I expected from the early 90’s grunge that poured through his speakers, probably only a little bit older than me, and kind of cute, even with the shock of curly brown hair that fell across his eyes, his thick, black-framed glasses, the nose that seemed just a little bit too big for his face.

I crossed my arms over my chest and bent down low enough to speak to him. “You lost?”

“What?” he shouted over the music.

“Are. You. Lost,” I shouted back to him.

He held up a finger and switched the music off. “Sorry,” he said, gesturing to the map spread in front of him. “I’m kind of lost.”

“I figured.” I had to keep myself from rolling my eyes at him. “The highway’s back that way, five or so miles.”

“Actually,” he said, “I’m looking for 410 Laurel Street? I’d call my grandmother I can’t seem to get any service out here,” he said, holding up a cell phone that seemed as ancient as his car.

“That’s Ms. MacAllister’s house, isn’t it?” I squinted down at him.

“That’s my grandmother,” he said. “You know her?”

Know her? Everyone knew her, or at least knew of her, especially kids like me who had grown up on Laurel Street. When I was a little girl, my older brother Todd told me that she was a witch. It didn’t help that she ran the only new-agey shop in town. Well, okay, it was a tea shop, but she also sold crystals and did tarot readings from the the back.

“Um, yeah,” I answered. “Of course. I live across the street from her.”

He grinned up at me, then stuck his hand out the window. “Well, Amelia,” he said, eyeing the name tag stuck to my t-shirt. “I’m Charlie Blue. I guess we’re going to be neighbors.”

Over the next few days, I caught glimpses of Charlie everywhere I went, but I didn’t talk to him, for reasons I couldn’t really pin down. He worked on his car in Ms. MacAllister’s driveway.  I narrowly avoided him at the grocery store by ducking into the diaper aisle at the last possible moment.  He ran past the bookshop twice a day in a ratty t-shirt and basketball shorts.

On Friday afternoon, Abbey noticed me watching him. “You’ve got a thing for the new kid,” she said, glancing up from the issue of Seventeen she had spread across her lap. “Ms. MacAllister’s grandkid? Don’t you? You think he’s cuuuute.”

“Don’t be ridiculous,” I said, pretending to straighten the rack of paperbacks at the front of the store.

I didn’t have a thing for him. Not really. Not like that. But I was curious about Charlie Blue. I wanted to know more about the strange boy who lived with the witch across the street.

 

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Please don’t forget to enter the contest for a chance to win a ton of signed books by me, Denise, and many more! To enter, you need to write down my favorite number, find all the other numbers on the GREEN TEAM add them up, and you’ll have the secret code to enter for the grand prize!

I have quite a few FREE books and Anthologies that you can grab and enjoy below!!

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Thank you so much for visiting my website! If your enjoy my Soul Keeper Series, be sure to join my Newsletter group for a special never before seen short story on the Prophecy that started it all.

Good luck everyone!

Laurie Starkey

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Ready to move on to the next link in the hunt? Then head on over to visit author SARAH NEEVE’S page.

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Giveaway: $75 Amazon GC from Echoes of Winter Anthology Authors

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Hi guys!

Hope you’re doing great. I’ve been working hard on another new project with a few of my YA Indie friends for the winter holidays!! I’m excited to announce that our Echoes of Winter YA Anthology is scheduled to release on Black Friday, Nov 27th!!

The anthology contains thirteen never before seen wintery YA short story/novellas. There’s one each from D.E.L. Connor, Chess Desalls, db Nielsen, Kelly Hall, CK Dawn, Kathy-Lynn Cross, Tim Hemlin, W.J. May, Lu J Whitley, K.K. Allen, K.S. Marsden, Fleur Camacho &  L.A. Starkey.

We have a ton going on in relation to this new release, but today I’m just hoping to point the way to our Facebook $75 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway. We’re doing a big release party that we’d LOVE to have you join us for, which is where the giveaway is housed.

Make sure you follow the instructions and get your name in there. Everyone could use a little extra cash around the holidays, right? Yeah… it’s almost here, peeps!

Anyway, thanks for reading and good luck on the contest! Click on the IMAGE below!

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Fall 2015 YA Scavenger Hunt!

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Hey guys! Welcome to the 11th

YA Scavenger Hunt!

I’m L.A. Starkey, or Laurie Starkey, you’re lucky host for this leg of the hunt!

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Reader’s Group ~ Amazon ~Facebook ~ Twitter ~ Goodreads

I have three pen names, but the only one you’ll
get outta me is Kate Thomas.
I love books almost more than anything, my family
of course pulling ahead – slightly.
I can sing and do often. I love chocolate.
I write like my life depended on it – FAST!
I own an etsy shop.  Check it out… you know you wanna.
You are currently Hunting ON:

YASH Team Pink 2015

Looking for exclusive bonus content? You’ll have to keep searching.

But, first, a few rules.

SCAVENGER HUNT PUZZLE RULES

Directions: Below, you’ll notice that I’ve listed my favorite number. Collect the favorite numbers of all the authors on the PINK TEAM, and then add them up (don’t worry, you can use a calculator!)
HINT: THE SECRET NUMBER IS HIGHLIGHTED IN PINK!

Entry Form: Once you’ve added up all the numbers, make sure you fill out the form here to officially qualify for the grand prize. Only entries that have the correct number will qualify.

Rules: Open internationally, anyone below the age of 18 should have a parent or guardian’s permission to enter. To be eligible for the grand prize, you must submit the completed entry form by October 5, at noon Pacific Standard Time. Entries sent without the correct number or without contact information will not be considered.

LINK to the YASH Website for farther instructions!!

On this hunt, you not only get access to exclusive content from each participating YA author, you also get a secret number. Add up the numbers, and enter it for a chance to win a major prize–one lucky winner will receive at least one signed book from each author on my team in the hunt! But play fast. This contest (and all the exclusive bonus material) will only be online until noon PST on Sunday, October 5th!

There are EIGHT contests going on simultaneously, and you can enter one or all! I am a part of the PINK TEAM but there is also a RED TEAM GOLD TEAM, PURPLE TEAMBLUE TEAM, ORANGE TEAM, TEAL TEAM & GREEN TEAM!

Check out each team for a chance to win six different sets of signed books!

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Now that all the technical stuff is out of the way, I’ll introduce the author I am hosting on this hunt.

I am super excited to be hosting… DENISE JADEN!!

Denise Jaden’s novels have been shortlisted or received awards through the Romance Writers of America, Inspy, and SCBWI. The first draft of her debut novel, Losing Faith (Simon & Schuster), was written in 21 days during NaNoWriMo 2007 and she loves talking with writers and students alike about her Just-Get-To-The-End fast-drafting process. Jaden’s other young adult novels include Never Enough (Simon & Schuster) and Foreign Exchange (an Editor’s Pick from Evernight Teen). Her non-fiction books for writers include, Writing With A Heavy Heart and Fast Fiction. In her spare time, she home-schools her son (who is also a fast drafter of fiction) and dances with a Polynesian dance troupe. Find out more at Denisejaden.com.

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The book Denise is showcasing in the YA Scavenger Hunt this season is

A Christmas Kerril

26129325Haunted by the memory of the worst of her divorced parents’ public Christmas blowouts, Kerril, will do almost anything to avoid the upcoming tinsel-filled season. Unfortunately, a teacher with a grudge casts Kerril as the lead in the school’s holiday production. To add to the misery, she will star alongside ultra-awkward Adam as her love interest. Wanting to ditch the play, Adam, her parents, and Christmas altogether, Kerril accepts an invitation to take off to a cabin with her ultimate dream crush, Perry – only Perry may not be the guy she hoped he was, and it’s not until she’s left Adam behind to fend for himself onstage that she realizes he might just be the guy of her dreams.

In this modern take on a holiday classic, high school junior, Kerril, faces her past, present, and future to be reminded of the good in others, and in herself.

Only $0.99 until October 15th!!

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The Making of a Cover, by Denise Jaden:

My newest YA novel, A Christmas Kerril, is out this month, and with the YA Scavenger Hunt, I’d like to share a little about the process of choosing my cover art for this novel. But first, a little bit about the book:

In this modern take on a holiday classic, high school junior, Kerril, faces her past, present, and future to be reminded of the good in others, and in herself. 

Haunted by the memory of the worst of her divorced parents’ public Christmas blowouts, Kerril, will do almost anything to avoid the upcoming tinsel-filled season. Unfortunately, a teacher with a grudge casts Kerril as the lead in the school’s holiday production. To add to the misery, she will star alongside ultra-awkward Adam as her love interest. Wanting to ditch the play, Adam, her parents, and Christmas altogether, Kerril accepts an invitation to take off to a cabin with her ultimate dream crush, Perry – only Perry may not be the guy she hoped he was, and it’s not until she’s left Adam behind to fend for himself onstage that she realizes he might just be the guy of her dreams.

“A fun and unique new twist on a classic Christmas story that lovers AND haters of the holiday will enjoy!” – Rachel Shane, author of Kasey Screws up the World.

“Denise Jaden’s talent for creating believable and compelling characters shines in A CHRISTMAS KERRIL. I stayed up way too late reading this contemporary YA take on the classic Christmas story, completely caught up in the characters’ challenges, secrets, friendships, and romances. Highly recommended!” – Shari Green, author of Following Chelsea

As you can see in the above photo, the final artwork for the cover gives a feeling of Christmas, certainly of winter, as well as an essence of coming of age with a hint of romance. As soon as I saw this, I thought it was perfect for the story, and the font is even reminiscent of the original Dickens’ version of A Christmas Carol, which this story is modeled after.

That said, it was not my initial concept for the cover art. I sent my cover designer, Steven Novak, a brief email, along with a few pictures. I indicated that I would love something that matches my brand of books with Simon & Schuster:

I shared with the designer a bit about the flavor of the book, and a few more pictures I had found around the internet that I thought *could* be the right feeling for my book.

But, boy, it’s a good thing I’m not my own graphic designer! Steven came up with what I feel is a MUCH better concept and color scheme. Here, again, is the final version, which I’m incredibly happy with.

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Please don’t forget to enter the contest for a chance to win a ton of signed books by me, Denise, and many more! To enter, you need to write down my favorite number, find all the other numbers on the PINK TEAM add them up, and you’ll have the secret code to enter for the grand prize! My latest project is below…

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Thank you so much for visiting my website! While you’re here don’t forget to enter the bonus contest I am running exclusively during the YA Scavenger Hunt.

Feel free to enter my rafflecopter below to win a physical copy of my Soul Keeper Series box set! Just click on the rafflecopter image below and follow the instructions!

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If your enjoy my Soul Keeper Series, be sure to join my Newsletter group for a  special never before seen short story on the Prophecy that started it all.

Good luck everyone!

Laurie Starkey

I have written WSCL1_2_INFPINKWSCL1_8_INFPINK  books to date!

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Ready to move on to the next link in the hunt? Then head on over to visit author Jennifer Tressen’s page.

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Giveaway: Kindle Fire from the Darkness Echoes Anthology Authors!

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Hi guys!

Hope you’re doing great. I’ve been working hard on a new project with a few of my YA Indie friends for Halloween this year. I’m excited to announce that we hit our target date and our Darkness Echoes YA Halloween Anthology will be live by Oct 6th on it’s intended release date!

The anthology contains six never before seen spooky YA short story/novellas. There’s one each from D.E.L. Connor, Chess Desalls, db Nielsen, Kelly Hall, CK Dawn &  L.A. Starkey (Hey! That’s me!).

So we have a ton going on in relation to this new release, but today I’m just hoping to point the way to our Facebook Kindle Fire Giveaway. We’re doing a big release party that we’d LOVE to have you join us for, which is where the giveaway is housed.

Make sure you follow the instructions and get your name in there. If you already have a Kindle, this would be a NICE gift to give to someone for Christmas, right? Yeah… it’s almost here, peeps!

Anyway, thanks for reading and good luck on the contest! Click on the link below!

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YA Scavenger Hunt (YASH) – Get Ready!!

Hi Guys!

I’m so happy to introduce to you the Fall 2015 YA Scavenger Hunt Authors!

We have eight outstanding teams this season. I am going to be a part of #TeamPink! The Scavenger Hunt runs from October 1st through October 4th beginning and ending at noon Pacific time on those days.

If you’ve never been a part of the hunt before you should give it a try. It runs like a giant blog hop, introducing you to new YA authors and books along the way. There are tons of prizes including a grand prize for each team. If you win one of the grand prizes you will get a book from each author on that team! For more information and to make sure you get hunt updates, sign up for news on the #YASH website.

I be hiding a exclusive material for the awesome Denise Jaded in my post!! On my website I’ll be giving away 1 physical signed set of my YA Greek Myth Books – The Soul Keeper Series. You don’t want to miss out on this fabulous and fun event, but play fast because the hunt is only live for three days.

And now, here are the teams! (Hint: If you click on the image you can get a close up)

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2015 Goal: Write a Million Words… DONE

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One of the goals I set for myself (amongst others) was to write a million words. Seeing that I moved into writing full-time around February this is a little easier for me than those of you guys who are still working full-time jobs. I’m thrilled to say that I’ve proved a point to myself this year and hopefully you too…

One being that you can DO ANYTHING you put your mind to. Anything. I believe that… you should too. It’s empowering and leaves you pushing when you want to give up, shoving forward when you’re ready to throw in the towel.

I write under several pen names and ghost write to help sustain my income while I figure out this lovely marketing game that our industry seems to have convoluted beyond recognition!

As a side note, I have 3 kids, a hubby, a church I lead worship and lead Bible studies/Sunday school in, a few other side businesses and I do sleep. Don’t think I sit in this cave all the time. I don’t. I have a process and have honed it to the nth degree to make it work for me. I’ll share it soon… the point? I make time for the things I want to make time for. Is it easy to write sometimes? Heck no. I’d rather brush my teeth with superglue some days, but I committed to making this my full-time job, so… it is. 🙂

Here’s the numbers as of today… Aug 6th.

Why do I share them? 1) To celebrate. It’s a crazy goal and I’m stoked to have hit it. 2) To give you encouragement. Don’t give up. SET a goal and go for it.

LA Starkey (94,783 words – 2 books)
Descent – 79,204 (February)
Prequel to SK – 15,579 (March)

Kate Thomas (183,833 words – 4 books)
The Core, Equilibrium I 54,809 (February)
Resounding Truth – 31,567 (March)
The Light, Equilibrium II 50,747 (May)
The Future, Equilibrium III 46,710 (July)

Other Pen Names (410,074 words – 8 books)
Contemporary Romance – 273,800 (April-June)
Romantic Suspense – 86,733 (June-Aug)
Sci-Fi – 49,541 (July)

Ghost Writing (321,048 – 8 books)

GRAND TOTAL: 1,009,738

Excerpt Tour: Seven Weeks to Forever by Jennifer Farwell

Seven Weeks to Forever CoverTitle: Seven Weeks to Forever
Author: Jennifer Farwell
Publisher: Booktrope
Publication Date: January 8, 2015
Genre: Young Adult

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Cassidy Jordan knows she’ll die a few weeks after her eighteenth birthday, and she can’t wait. This is her second time here, and she knows what’s waiting for her in The Life-After–the place most mistakenly call “the afterlife.” Getting back there is supposed to be easy: she just has to find nineteen-year-old Riley Davis and help him get his life on track. By the time she finds him, though, she has only seven weeks to help him. Riley will die too young if she fails, and she’ll never see The Life-After or this life again.

But no one told her helping Riley would mean dating him; she hasn’t dated anyone since the love of her first life caused her death the last time she turned eighteen. When Cassidy realizes she’s falling for Riley, she’s faced with a choice: give him the life he’s meant for and leave when it’s time, or give up eternity for the true love she’s never had, knowing Riley will die the same way she did in her first life and that her entire existence could end at any time.

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Jennifer Farwell has been writing since the day she picked up a navy blue Crayola as a toddler and began scribbling on her parents’ freshly painted white walls. She’s the author of SEVEN WEEKS TO FOREVER and ROCK STAR’S GIRL. When not writing novels, she can often be found at a Kundalini yoga class, cheering on the L.A. Kings during hockey season, or curled up with a good book.

Her love of storytelling led to completing a Bachelor of Journalism degree and a Master of Arts degree in English, both from Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada. She grew up in Thunder Bay, Canada, and now lives in Los Angeles with her dog, Pico.

Find Jennifer!

 Website: http://jenniferfarwell.com

Facebook: https://facebook.com/JenniferFarwellAuthor

Twitter: @jennfarwell

Snapchat: jennfarwell

Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/jennfarwell

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Excerpt!!

I turn around when John’s band finishes, intending to ask Riley if he wants to stick around for whatever band is on next. Some of my hair catches on his chin, though, and is pulled in front of my face. I’m about to bring my hand up to move it away when his fingers reach out, tucking my hair behind my ears. His thumb comes to rest against my jawbone. It’s not a tingle I feel this time, but more like an entire swarm of butterflies in my stomach.

One day you’re going to kiss me, I think. Or I at least think the words are only in my head until I see the startled look on Riley’s face. I quickly turn my head away from him.

About a minute passes and neither of us says anything. I chance a quick glance at him. He seems very interested in the empty stage in front of us.

“I need to use the restroom,” I mumble, sidestepping him and bolting for the back of the club.

The bathroom is small and crowded with a line of women waiting to use one of the two stalls. I stay there as long as I possibly can. Staring at myself in the mirror while washing my hands, I see that I even look like I’m panicking. I don’t know what I should say when I get back to Riley, so I decide I won’t say anything. I’ll just pretend that those words about him kissing me never came out of my mouth, and he’ll do the same. We’ll go home. It will be that simple, because it has to be.

After I finish drying my hands, I squeeze past the line of women by the door and head back to Riley. He’s still standing where I left him in front of the stage.

“You just missed John,” he tells me, once I’m beside him. “He was here for a few minutes, but then he had to go settle up with the club owner.”

“Okay.” It’s the only intelligible word I can get out of my mouth. I twist my hands together. I’d give almost anything for pockets to jam them into right now. So much for playing it cool and acting normal.

“Ready to go?” he asks.

“Lead the way,” I reply. Three words are better than one, so that’s progress at least.

Riley doesn’t say much on the short walk to his car, and neither do I. He opens the passenger door for me and I’m about to get in, when he puts a hand on my shoulder and stops me. I should have known I wouldn’t be getting off that easily. I turn around to face him, since I know I don’t really have a choice.

He keeps his hand on my shoulder. “You were right, you know.” His voice is so quiet that I’m barely able to hear him.

“About what?”

“That one day, I’m going to kiss you.”

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Book Tour: Havoc Rising by Brian S. Leon

 

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Title: Havoc Rising
Author: Brian S. Leon
Publication Date: June 16, 2015
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Publisher: Red Adept Publishing

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Eternal life. Eternal battle.

Steve—Diomedes Tydides to his Trojan War buddies—just had a bad day on his charter fishing boat in San Diego, but when the goddess Athena calls on her faithful warrior for another secret mission, he’s ready. The bomb that exploded inside the Metropolitan Museum of Art isn’t the crime American authorities think it is. Someone also stole the Cup of Jamshid, and Diomedes knows its fortune-telling abilities won’t be used for anything benign.

Though Diomedes recovers the Cup from a determined shaman holed up beneath Central Park, when he finds his allies slain and the Cup taken once more, he knows he’s up against a truly powerful enemy. Over a millennium has passed since Diomedes last contended with Medea of Colchis, deranged wife of Jason the Argonaut, but neither her madness nor her devotion to Hecate, goddess of witchcraft, has waned, and she intends to use the Cup of Jamshid to release across the world a dark brand of chaos unseen in human history.

Immortal since the Trojan War, Diomedes must once again fight for mortals he understands less and less, against a divine evil he may never truly defeat.

 

Brian S LeonAUTHOR BIO:

Brian S. Leon is truly a jack-of-all-trades and a master of none. He began writing in order to do something with all the useless degrees, knowledge and skills–most of which have no practical application in civilized society–he accumulated over the years.

His varied interests include, most notably, mythology of all kinds and fishing, and he has spent time in jungles and museums all over the world studying and oceans and seas across the globe chasing fish, sometimes even catching them. He has also spent time in various locations around the world doing other things that may or may not have ever happened.

Inspired by stories of classical masters like Homer and Jules Verne, as well as modern writers like J.R.R. Tolkien, David Morrell and Jim Butcher, combined with an inordinate amount of free time, Mr. Leon finally decided to come up with tales of his own.

Brian currently resides in San Diego, California.

 

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Book Tour: Burnt Edges by Dana Leipold

 

9781620159361Title: Burnt Edges
Author: Dana Leipold
Publisher: Booktrope
Publication Date: June 2015
Genre: Women’s Fiction

Familiar abuse or an uncertain future? Which would you choose?

This is Laurel Lee Page’s dilemma when she is faced with an unplanned pregnancy at nineteen. Born into a broken family, guilt and shame are all she has ever known. No matter what she does or whom she meets, Laurel appears to be living a condemned life. However, she is determined to find independence and freedom in spite of her family’s legacy of hatred and self-contempt.

Set in Southern California during the tumultuous 1960’s, Burnt Edges is a contemporary novel based on true events that prove strength can emerge in the most horrific of circumstances.

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Leipold1AUTHOR BIO:

Dana Leipold is an author and member of the Association of Independent Authors. Her debut novel, Burnt Edges, depicts the unwavering resilience of a young woman in the face of family violence and abuse.

She has self-published two other books: a collection of limericks in Dr. Seuss-style for adults entitled, Stupid Poetry: The Ultimate Collection of Sublime and Ridiculous Poems, and a non-fiction book entitled, The Power of Writing Well: Write Well. Change the World.

Leipold lives with her husband and two children in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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