ULTRAVIOLET CATASTROPHE Is Here!

I can’t believe it. It’s finally here. ULTRAVIOLET CATASTROPHE is now live and available for purchase!!!!! Where you can buy Ultraviolet Catastrophe: Amazon Barnes and Noble Smashwords Kobo Add it to Goodreads When I started this process four months ago, I had no idea how fun and challenging it would be. Even bigger, I had no idea how supportive you all would be. I was terrified to take this step, but because of all of you, I know now that it was the right choice. I may have “self” published, but I certainly didn’t do this alone. From my amazing street team, to my YA Misfit cheerleaders, to my fantastic CPs, this was completely a team effort. I am so lucky to have you all on my side. To everyone who helped me with Ultraviolet Catastrophe in any way – reviewed, blogged, tweeted, read, re-read, sent words of encouragement (or chocolate), talked me down from the ledge, talked me up with readers –  I want to say THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU. I couldn’t have done it without you all. You are all amazing. About the Book: Quantum Electrodynamics. String Theory. Schrödinger’s cat. For sixteen-year-old Lexie Kepler, they’re just confusing terms in her science textbooks, until she finds out that her parents have been drugging her to suppress her outrageous IQ. Now Branston Academy, a school run by the world’s most powerful scientists, has tracked her down and is dying for her to attend – as a research subject. She takes refuge at Quantum Technologies, a secret scientific community where her father works as a top-notch scientist, and...

Robots, Coffee Mugs and Ultraviolet Catastrophe Giveaway!

Everyone loves robots, right? Or at least the idea of them. (Don’t get me wrong, I’m still afraid someone’s going to invent a Cylon and destroy humanity, but that’s a post for another day). So in honor of that love, today I wanted to share an excerpt from Ultraviolet Catastrophe with you guys. And tell you about a fun giveaway. Because OMG this book is going to be out in exactly A WEEK! First the excerpt. The set up: Lexie and her friend Max have just gotten a new school assignment and are going to the library to do some research.   Max and I made our way to the third-floor library. He pressed a thumb to the print scanner, and the door swung open. Thick scientific tomes lined the walls, but they were only there as decoration. My eyes widened as I recognized the ultra high-tech computers that made up the real core of the room. I’d read about them online. They were super-fast, super-quiet, and linked to every scientific journal, library, newspaper, and article hub in the world. My muscles still quivered at Zella’s unexpected bitchiness, and I shoved the heavy door out of my way harder than I intended. It slammed against the wall, and the librarian glared at me, putting a finger to her lips. I froze. Her finger was made of metal. “A robot librarian?” Max nodded. “Joan. One of the first-generation prototypes. She’s fantastic if you have a general idea of what you need to research but don’t know where to start. Her brain contains the entire Library of Congress.” “Of course it...

My Cover Process – Ultraviolet Catastrophe

I was so so happy that almost everyone seemed to love the cover of Ultraviolet Catastrophe after the reveal a few weeks ago. The response was amazing. But honestly, all of the credit goes to the amazing Nathalia Suellen (@lady_symphonia). She’s an absolute magician, and one of the most patient people I know! I thought you guys might be interested a bit in the process we went through to get to my final cover. I’ll be honest with you. Going into this, I had NO IDEA what I wanted for a cover. I know a lot of people have a strong image or concept of what kind of cover they want. But me? Not so much. I had about 60 ideas, from something that was super sci-fi focused, to something that was super beautiful and romantic, and everything in between. But from day one, Nathalia was amazing. She started out with a few rough sketch ideas to see what resonated with me. I liked them all, but I found myself drawn to a hybrid of sci-fi and romance. But something that was active, not just a girl standing around. She found a lovely image that I thought was going to work and we got really close to being done. Or so I thought. Until I found the same girl on another cover. Or three. I know images get reused all the time, but this one was really recognizable. The books weren’t best sellers, but I didn’t want to have someone who was so obviously being used elsewhere. I was sad. Graciously, Nathalia agreed to start over. And this time...

One Month until Release & a Sneak Peek!

Where does the time go? It seems like just yesterday I was announcing UVC to the world. And here we are, exactly one month out from release day! I can’t even believe it! I have some fun stuff coming up – give aways, sneak peeks, some fun swag. And even the option to pre-order Ultraviolet Catastrophe (once I get it set up!) I can’t even believe that in a month I’ll have a book out in the world. It’s insane. Add to Goodreads. But today I just wanted to give you a sneak peek at the scene where Lexie, our main heroine, meets Asher Rosen – resident genius at Quantum Technologies and all around hottie. Hope you enjoy!   I curled one leg beneath me and sank into one of the waiting room chairs as Dad and Dr. Rosen gossiped. Sometimes men were even worse than high school girls. I killed time scanning through magazine articles until the door opened. I looked up from the magazine as a guy my age entered. It wasn’t hard to tell he was Dr. Rosen’s son. He had the same dark hair, tousled like he’d run his hands through it a few too many times, and his eyes were the same shape, with the same crinkle around the edges when he smiled. But instead of brown like Dr. Rosen’s, his were a startling shade of blue that made me think of the sky at dawn. He wore a gray t-shirt with “Got Science?” scrawled across the front. It clung to his unexpectedly muscled arms and chest. Were all the science geeks at QT...

Ultraviolet Catastrophe Cover Reveal Coming Next Week

So things have been a little quiet around the blog the last few weeks, but that doesn’t mean there hasn’t been an insane amount of work going on behind the scenes to get ready for Ultraviolet Catastrophe’s release. I got my copy edits back from my amazing copy editor and spent a few days going through everything. And then I sent the final files to my fabulous formatter and she designed the most gorgeous book interior ever! I can’t wait for you guys to see it! I’ve ALSO been working with my fantastic cover designer and let me tell you OMG I am so in LOVE with this cover! Even better, you guys get to see it in exactly A WEEK!!! I so hope you all love it as much as I do! I’m having a hard time not grinning every time I see it! The amazing Hafsah, at @IceyBooks, is doing my exclusive cover reveal, so I hope you all stop by next Monday and check it out and let me know what you think! It’s hard to believe that this book is going to be out in just over a month! Thanks to all of you guys!!! <3 Blog this! Recommend on Facebook Share on Google+ share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Share on technorati Tumblr it Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments on this post Print for later Bookmark in Browser Tell a...

Closed: Official Call for Members – #TeamUVC

Edited: Thanks so much for all the interest! I’ve closed the call for team members, but if you still want to help out, please let me know or shoot me an email! So back in June, I announced that I’m self-publishing my debut novel, ULTRAVIOLET CATASTROPHE, about a girl who discovers she’s a genius and the group that will go to any lengths to find her. It comes out in September, and I’m so excited that the characters I love will have a chance to reach a ton of readers, and hopefully you all will love them too! But UVC is just one tiny book in a sea of amazing books, and I know one of the most challenging parts of making a book successful is getting the word out. And what makes someone buy a book? Excitement. Buzz. Word of mouth recommendations from people they know and trust. So how do I even start working on getting the word out about this book? That’s where you guys come in, I hope! I want to pull together a Street Team of people who’ve read UVC and liked it, and who will do their best to gab about it in reviews, blog posts, social media, and in person to anyone who seems like they’d enjoy reading it. And what do you guys get out of joining #TeamUVC? My ETERNAL gratitude, lots of fan-girling from me, advance reader copies, a sneak peek at the cover before anyone else, and fun swag. Getting a book out is a huge undertaking and I would never have gotten this far with ULTRAVIOLET CATASTROPHE without...