The Post Where I get all Touchy-Feely and Vulnerable

Hello, my friends! Long time no talk! I figured it was time I tried to rejoin the living, so this is my attempt to give you the long, long version of the craziness that’s been my year. This was a terrifying post for me to write, so please forgive me if it gets a bit rambly. You may notice that I usually don’t write too much about my personal life online. It’s not that I don’t want to; it’s just that I’m so very bad at it. I’m terrified of oversharing, being perceived as a constant complainer, or even just being vulnerable with people who are essentially strangers. Some days, I’m afraid that I’m just another voice in the cacophony that is social media, and no one really cares. So when shit started blowing up last year, I pulled my usual stunt. I went silent. I got off social media. I stopped talking to most of my online friends. I even stopped talking to my real life friends. Which, in hindsight, is pretty much the worst thing you can do when you’re going through a crisis. But life is messy, and we all deal with shitty things. So, if you want the long version, keep reading (this ended up being SO much longer than I expected!) Otherwise, just skip to the end. You see, my mom’s got an autoimmune disease she’s been fighting for a couple of years now. And last summer/fall, it kicked into high gear. She’d been on high doses of steroids, she went through chemo. And finally everything in her body just fell apart. Since last...

The Future is Now!

  I am so excited to be participating with dozens of other Young Adult Science Fiction authors in a newsletter campaign that starts tomorrow (the 13th)! Most of us — me included! — will be offering our YA sci-fi novels for FREE or a REDUCED PRICE tomorrow, Friday, March 13! (Ultraviolet Catastrophe will be on sale for the first time ever!) There will be some amazing YA sci-fi novels you’ll be able to get for very little money, but ALSO, we’re going to be giving away 2 Kindles and a load of cash in gift cards. The ONLY way you can get access to the free and reduced price books and enter our giveaways is through one of our newsletters. You can sign up for mine here. My newsletters are pretty infrequent. Maybe once a quarter, or a little more often if I have news. Never more than once a month. If you want in on some fantastic YA sci-fi books at some pretty great prices, you should definitely sign up today, because this HUGE celebration of YA science fiction is happening tomorrow!! Oh, and you can join us in our public Facebook group to talk about YA sci-fi and stay connected with your favorite YA sci-fi...

Release Day: The Embers of Light

I am so excited to be part of the release day for Tammy Farrell’s sequel to The Darkness of Light. The Embers of Light – Book 2 in the Dia Chronicles comes out today and it looks fantastic! Genre: Adult Historical Fantasy Release Date: January 28th, 2015 Amazon Barnes and Noble  Blurb: The descendants of the ancient gods think they’ve found peace, but the time has come when new magic and ancient powers will collide… Stripped of his Dia powers and left to rot, Malcolm is a prisoner of Valenia—a sentence he finds worse than death. His thoughts of revenge are the only thing keeping him sane, but when he finally manages to escape, Malcolm discovers that living as a mortal is more dangerous than he ever imagined. After stealing from the wrong man, Malcolm becomes a captive once more, only this time his punishment is one that he won’t soon forget. His only hope of survival is Seren, an enigmatic young girl with golden eyes and a malevolence to match his own. When he’s led to Mara and Corbin, the two responsible for his fall from grace, their new faction of Dia is in chaos, infiltrated by an ancient power thought to have been banished forever. This only fuels Malcolm’s ruthless ambitions, but he soon realizes that he too is under attack, a pawn in a centuries old game of power and greed. As new battle lines are drawn, Malcolm finds himself in uncharted waters, forced to choose between helping those he’s vowed to destroy or give in to his lingering desire to settle the score. Debts will...

Nook/iTunes/Kobo release day, Contests, and an Update

Hello, my lovelies! Today is the release day for ATHENA’S ASHES, the sequel to THE STAR THIEF! I’m so excited that it’s finally here. I loved continuing Renna’s story and digging deeper into her world, and I hope you all like it as well! As of right now, Athena’s Ashes is available on all major sites except Amazon US. Evidently they’re still working out a glitch that’s affected a lot of authors. But that doesn’t mean you can’t get your copy! I’ve included links below for everywhere else it’s live. And if Amazon’s your preferred retailer, I’ll let you all know as soon as it’s up! As part of the blog tour, there are two contests you can enter, too! Make sure to scroll down to the rafflecopter below. You could win paperback copies of the whole series, some fun swag, and even an Amazon gift card! I’m also hard at work on my next series – a spin off set in the same universe as The Star Thief, but that follows a new group of people working for MYTH. I’m having a ton of fun writing it so far, and I can’t wait to share it with you all when I have a bit more info. And here’s the info for Athena’s Ashes one last time! I’d love to know if you enjoy the book 🙂   It’s Renna’s biggest job yet – convincing MYTH leadership that she’s put away her lock picks and is ready to save the galaxy, despite the dangerous implant in her brain. But with the Athena on the run, she’s working solo and...

An Update on the Athena’s Ashes Release

Hi guys! Today should have been an exciting and happy release day for Athena’s Ashes, instead, I’m dealing with an issue with Kindle Direct Publishing’s platform. I’m not the only author affected, and they assure us it’ll be fixed soon, but needless to say, I’m very annoyed. I always publish early, to make sure something like this doesn’t happen, but unfortunately it appears this time it bit me in the ass. Many of us who’ve published during the same window over the weekend appear to be having this same problem. The book is up everywhere on Amazon EXCEPT the US store. *Shakes head* But, for the good news? Athena’s Ashes is available EVERYWHERE ELSE! Even Amazon’s international stores. Only the US store is affected. So, if you were going to buy a copy on Nook, or Kobo, or iTunes, go right ahead 🙂 I’m hoping that they’ll have this glitch fixed soon, but in the mean time, there are some great giveaways and posts going on! The amazing ladies who organized my Star Thief blog tour are back with an even more amazing tour for Athena’s Ashes. Check out my intro post here and make sure to scroll down to the bottom to enter to win a copy of the whole Star Thief Chronicles series and some swag. There’s another giveaway for the Book Blitz that’s going on, hosted by Xspresso Tours, and you can enter that one here. a Rafflecopter giveaway I’ll keep you all posted as I know more. I’m so sorry for any inconvenience this is causing. Hopefully everything will be fixed soon! Amazon UK Barnes...