Monday, September 30, 2013

CATCH by Michelle Davidson Argyle

My friend, the lovely Michelle Argyle, released a new mini-book called CATCH. I'm so excited about it, it sounds awesome. Here is the cover and the synopsis is below. Check it out to see why I think it sounds SO GOOD.

When eighteen-year-old Miranda chases a purse snatcher on the Las Vegas Strip, the last thing she expects is for the pursuit to turn into an extended game of hide-and-seek. All Miranda wants are the old black and white photographs buried at the bottom of her purse. They’re the only things she has left of the grandmother she never knew. But how much is she willing to put on the line to save them? 
And is it possible she’s falling in love with a thief?

Catch is a 20,00 word story (about 80 pages) and will take most readers 1 or 2 hours to read. It is available only in digital format.

Awesome, right? :) You can find out more about it (including where you can order it for yourself) at Michelle's sneak peek post here

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Happy Book Birthday to NOT A DROP TO DRINK and Mindy McGinnis!

I'm thrilled that it's finally time for the release of this amazing book by my friend, Mindy McGinnis!

Happy Book Birthday!

I love the green and gray deadly/sickly look of the cover. It truly reflects the feel of the landscape in the book. 

I was lucky enough to read this book as part of the Friday the Thirteeners ARC tour. It was stark and beautiful. The world pulled me in and the characters were varied and powerful. I absolutely loved it!

Here is the blurb from Drink so you can see what I'm talking about:

Regret was for people with nothing to defend, people who had no water. 

Lynn knows every threat to her pond: drought, a snowless winter, coyotes, and, most importantly, people looking for a drink. She makes sure anyone who comes near the pond leaves thirsty, or doesn't leave at all.

Confident in her own abilities, Lynn has no use for the world beyond the nearby fields and forest. Having a life means dedicating it to survival, and the constant work of gathering wood and water. Having a pond requires the fortitude to protect it, something Mother taught her well during their quiet hours on the rooftop, rifles in hand.

But wisps of smoke on the horizon mean one thing: strangers. The mysterious footprints by the pond, nighttime threats, and gunshots make it all too clear Lynn has exactly what they want, and they won’t stop until they get it….

With evocative, spare language and incredible drama, danger, and romance, debut author Mindy McGinnis depicts one girl’s journey in a barren world not so different than our own.

This book is very different from everything else out there. I loved it and you should check it out. 

You can find links to order your own copy here.

And again...

Happy book birthday, Mindy! Congratulations and I can't WAIT to read your next book! :)

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

NEWS! - The Night Walkers Series in Spanish and Portuguese!

That's read it right. My books will be available in TWO new languages. 

V&R Editora will be publishing INSOMNIA and PARANOIA in both Spanish and Portuguese!

That means my books will be published in seven languages...



This means I've pretty much spent the last 6 weeks since I found out walking around like this:

If you saw me, you may or may not have noticed...

On top of all of this, I just got back from Worldcon in San Antonio and I've spent a lot of time drooling over the awesome that is my PARANOIA cover. Which you shall see very soon, I promise! 

And I'm getting ready for an amazing writers retreat this weekend with Jessica Brody, Jennifer Bosworth, Marie Lu, Emmy Laybourne, Jessica Khoury, Morgan Matson and Brodi Ashton.

There will be fun.

There will be cookies.

There will be pictures in which I shall try my best not to look like this:

But considering the cool people on the above list, I promise nothing.

The good news, my friends, it is oh so good.

In Portuguese - Estou tão animado! 
In Spanish - Esto es increíble!

In English - *Ahem* ~ Wow! Celebrate with me? :)