Monday, April 29, 2013
Saturday, April 27, 2013
Aren't they GORGEOUS!
So here's the deets:
Evie Shepard's nightmare begins when she finds herself buried alive, with no idea how she got that way. As she struggles to remember what happened to her, she begins to notice changes about herself. Her senses are heightened, her movements are quicker, she is incredibly strong....her heartbeat has stopped. It's then she makes a disturbing discovery. She wasn't buried alive. She was murdered. Somehow she has come back...
Friday, April 26, 2013
But it's one of the hash tags that I believe is used the least effectively. Clumping a large group of people together with a #FF tacked on is hardly going to inspire your followers to start following one of your recommendations. And retweeting a group like that tends to frustrate people as it clogs up @ streams. And if you're retweeting it to show your followers you have a #FF I would ask why? They're already following you.
I try to make my #FF tweets meaningful and to justify to my followers why I believe the person I'm tweeting about is worth a follow. I try to minimise how many people I put into a #FF tweet, with the exception of my group blogs as their involvement in the blog is the reason.
So here's some of my favourites from today:
Remember - give your followers a reason why they would find your #FF recommendations interesting and you're more likely to share the love successfully and possibly get cool #FFs in return.
So what are some of your favourite #FFs that have been about you? And what makes you click on a #FF recommendation?
Thursday, April 25, 2013
SLEEPER is my debut novel and is a New Adult Speculative Fiction. I'm excited that Entranced publishing has faith that New Adult is more than just sexed up YA contemporary.
After a life saving heart transplant, eighteen-year-old Mishca Richardson is plagued by nightmares and an urgent desire to find her birth parents, which she puts down to post-operation depression. But her new heart seems to bring more than a second chance at life in the form of speed, strength and love at first sight.
Sharon is a writer from Mackay in Queensland, Australia who has short stories published in anthologies and was also runner-up in the Australian Literary Review’s Young Adult short story contest with Karma. By day she is a public relations executive and by night she writes weird fiction and soulful contemporaries while her husband, two sons and cat are fast asleep.
This is just a small part of the gorgeous cover, but hopefully it'll tempt you to want to see more. A bonus is everyone involved in the cover reveal get to see it early. And you can see for yourself why people have been so blown away by it so far.
- It blasts away the YA and NA cover trends of the last year (there's no unnecessary formal dress, no red writing, no face so obscured that you don't no what they look like).
- The MC looks how the MC should look! Mishca is of African-American descent and the model matches - no white wash!
- It has a distinctive Aussie flavour to it - which I love seeing as the novel is set in Australia.
- It's a cover that will mean a lot more to you after you've finished the book as the symbolism is perfect.
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
BOOK AND AUTHOR INFO:
Series: The Tate Chronicles, #0.5
Publication date: May, 2013
Genre: YA Paranormal Romance
Seth’s heart is breaking. He knows his decision will hurt the one person he keeps breathing for, but he can’t take it anymore. He can’t be near Grace knowing she will always be just out of reach.
Grace is oblivious to Seth’s turmoil. She loves him unconditionally, but not in the way he wants. They both know that in Heaven physical love is forbidden, and to break the rules is to defy everything they’ve ever been taught.
When Grace and Seth are sent on a mission to save a young mother and her unborn child, Grace must face the fact that Seth won’t be returning home. She doesn’t understand Seth’s decision and hates him for it. But what neither of them realise is how big a part that single decision will play in shaping their entire future.
What would you sacrifice for the one you love?
Add SACRIIFICE on Goodreads and Book 1: Fall for Me
K. A. Last was born in Subiaco, Western Australia, and moved to Sydney with her parents and older brother when she was eight. Artistic and creative by nature, she studied Graphic Design and graduated with an Advanced Diploma. After marrying her high school sweetheart, she concentrated on her career before settling into family life. Blessed with a vivid imagination, she began writing to let off creative steam, and fell in love with it. She now resides in a peaceful leafy suburb north of Sydney with her husband, their two children and a rabbit named Twitch.
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Saturday, April 20, 2013
Until Eighteenth Century gargoyle, Jack shows up and saves her.
Jack has woken from a century long slumber to tell Beau that she's accidentally been drafted into a power struggle between two immortal races: Demons and Gargoyles. The knife she picked up is the only one in existence capable of killing immortals and they'll tear the world apart to get it back. To draw the warring immortals away from her home, Beau decides go with Jack to Bulgaria in search of the mind-bending realm known as the Underworld, a place where they'll hopefully be able to destroy the knife and prevent all hell from breaking loose. That is providing they can outrun the demons that are chasing them. .
Louise is a graduate of Garstang Community Academy, currently studying for a BA (Hons) in English language and literature with special emphasis on creative writing. YA aficionado. Brit bird. Film Nerd. Identical twin. Junk Food enthusiast. Rumoured Pink Power Ranger. Zombie apocalypse survivor. Avid collector of book boyfriends.
You can find Louise on herBlog, on Twitter and on Facebook where she's anything but as still as a stone gargoyle.
Giveaway – Open Internationally
To celebrate her upcoming release, Louise is giving away an ecopy of IN STONE and a Kindle Fire to one lucky reader! One runner-up will also win an ecopy of IN STONE. UK and US residents are eligible to win the Kindle Fire. If you live outside the UK or US and your name is drawn, you will receive an Amazon gift card valued at £160 (GBP) instead. The winners will be announced July 29. Good luck!
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
I'll be hosting a poll on Aussie Owned and Read for the best YA cover on April 25. As it's ANZAC
Simply fill out this form to nominate a cover. Remember to include a link for me to the graphic so I know I'm getting the right version.
Anyone can nominate! So get cracking!
Thursday, April 4, 2013
The announcement came during Pitch Madness so I couldn't blog about it. But I making up for lot time now.
So I actually got the offer in January, but because I had multiple submissions I had to wait for them all to come back and then work out what I was doing.
I had queried Eden Plantz specifically as her wish list at the time fitted my story. Naturally, I started stalking her on Twitter. I saw a tweet that read she was going to make an author very happy, but her internet was down. Of course I thought there was no way it would be me as I'd not long sent in my submission. The next day I sent out a new lot of queries and literally minutes after I had I had an email for Eden making an offer.
And I kinda went like this:
Then a little bit of this:
And some of this:
So then there was a waiting game as those queries I'd just sent off resulted in swiftly requests for fulls as well. So it ended up being a couple of months between the offer and me being able to sign and announce it.
After Eden had offered, a very persistent Ashley Christman insisted that I was perfect for their Marketing Director Role so now I'm on both sides of the publishing world.
I'm loving the close knit family feel of Entranced and I can't wait to get into edits with my editor.
I want to thank everyone who supported me, especially the Sommies - you guys rock.