Prom Impossible Trailer Release!

Glad you came back! (From Friday) Or welcome if you’re just stopping by. So, I happened to create a trailer for Prom Impossible!

I also mentioned another way to win a complimentary ebook of Prom Impossible. :) If you’d like to share the trailer, cover, and book blurb on your blog this week or next week, then you’ll not only receive an ebook, but a copy to giveaway to your blog followers too! I only ask that all giveaways end by April 25th.

You can share the link to your blog post with me through my contact form, and I’ll email you back the ebooks. Sound good?

1 girl + 1 prom + 3 guys = Prom Impossible

Cassidy knows that Michael Greenwood is her one true love—he just doesn’t know it. She spends her senior year helping him figure that out in time for senior prom but instead she comes close to losing her true identity, her real friends and the chance at the real thing that’s right in front of her.

Don’t forget about the big Indie Extravaganza Giveaway! Just scroll down to enter!

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Three ways to win Prom Impossible and a HUGE giveaway!

So much happening! But it’s all exciting! For a limited time before Prom Impossible is released into the world, you’ll have THREE ways to win a copy of the ebook!

1. Sign up to receive an ebook of Prom Impossible from Xpresso Tours with the intent of leaving a review on your blog (if you have one), Goodreads, Amazon, Barnes & Noble…etc. Grab this chance now!

2. Enter the rafflecopter below, organized by Susan Kaye Quinn, with a chance of winning a crazy number of prizes, an ebook of Prom Impossible being one of them!

3. Just leave a comment on this blog post. Be sure to include your email. If you want to tweet – awesome! I’ll choose a random number for the winner! Simple.

Okay, I lied. Here’s another chance to win an ebook of Prom Impossible!

Return on Monday for the Prom Impossible trailer reveal. If you’d like to help reveal the trailer on your blog anytime next week, then shoot me an email through the contact form for details. You’ll receive a complimentary ebook of Prom Impossible for yourself and one to giveaway on your blog! And now for the humongous giveaway!


Indie Extravaganza: New Book Releases You Should Check Out – PLUS Gift Card Giveaway!

Looking for some great NEW indie reads?
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And THANK YOU for supporting indie authors!
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p.s. is it me, or are these indie covers amazing?

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Young Adult Fantasy



Young Adult Contemporary Romance

Contemporary/Historical Romance

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Giveaway includes Gift Cards, Original Art, paperbacks, ebooks, and a mug!


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Prom Impossible cover reveal and giveaway!

There’s something magical about a cover reveal.

And I have one for you today! Yay! **jumps up and down**

Enter the rafflecopter below to win one of five e-arcs!!!!



1 girl + 1 prom + 3 guys = Prom Impossible!

Cassidy decides her senior year, including prom, will be about Michael, the boy destined to be her soul mate. One problem. He hasn’t figured that out yet.

But certain events meant as innocent pranks—that weren’t completely her fault—introduce her to Zeke, the reformed bad boy. And cutting deals in the boys’ bathroom with Jasper, the hottest guy in school, lands her in a complicated web of half-truths.

At the end of the year, she’s dateless the day before the big night but risks a lot more than her pride if she can’t fix her mistakes.

Prom Impossible is a modern-day Shakespearean romantic comedy in the world of teens, true love, and life.

Would you like to win an e-arc? Just help share the cover love with the rafflecopter below. Come back this Friday for the trailer reveal and more chances to win!
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Dear New Idea

Dear New Idea,

When inspiration struck, I wanted to drop everything. I promise. I saw those wonderful, perfect stock images and you came to me immediately.

Really, you’re everything I love in a story. Everything. From the books I read to the movies I watch. Except you came together in one image, actually several images, because of course there will be more than one book.

You are more than a one-book idea.

For about half a day, I planned on putting you in the forefront, dropping all the others that have patiently waited their turn, percolating, simmering in the background. You were going to be next.

Then I realized how unfair that is to the other ideas, who thought they were next. I realized that you will be better off for it with time to percolate in my thoughts. The ideas that have waited their turn are more fully formed, the characters ready, the tone ready.

Don’t you want that too? I know you do. You might not think you do, but trust me.

I’m sorry. I know that makes you sad. Fine. Okay. There’s a slight chance, an eensy, teensy chance that you could jump ahead after this next one. We’ll see. I’ll leave you with that tiny bit of hope.

But thank you for popping in. Literally. Soon. Very soon. We’ll chat again.

If you need some encouragement, New Idea, then stick around, because on Monday, you’ll see the cover reveal of an idea that started off just like you. One that had to wait its turn. You guys should grab some coffee or something.


I can hear you grumbling.

Go percolate!

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Booklove – In the Shadow of Blackbirds

Welcome to #booklove!

Where I go on and on about books I love.


For the longest time I was in a reading slump. Oh, it’s not that there weren’t books to read, but I couldn’t get into any of them. Trust me. It was an awful phase. When I finally pulled out of it, I pulled out of it. The next few books and more were fantastic.

I felt like I had to share.

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A little secret. But this just speaks to the strength of the book. When I saw that In the Shadow of Blackbirds was set in 1918, I almost didn’t pick it up. In fact, I didn’t. It sat there at my library. Then I saw a book blogger state that they really liked it.

So on a whim, I got it out, thinking I’d possibly read a few chapters.

I read the first couple chapters and thought wow. The writing is fantastic. It was the writing at first that pulled me from paragraph to paragraph. It was a joy to read.

Then I was introduced to this fantastic character, Mary Shelley, a girl with whispers of  betrayal in her past that puts her whole family at risk. Her father already was taken away for his views against war. So she’s sent to live with her aunt, who makes her eat onions all the time, wear onions and gauze masks to keep away the influenza epidemic. People were dying left and right. This really put me in that time period.

Yet, this story didn’t feel like historical fiction. It reads like contemporary.

This story also tears at the heart, because Mary has lost so much. Her dad first, and then she learns her longtime friend and love dies at war. Everyone is freaking out, and filled with grief, they turn to séances and photographers who supposedly can capture the spirit of your lost love.

The ending was just perfect.

While loving this story, I also caught a glimpse of the time period, which was absolutely fascinating.  I can’t recommend this book enough.

Read any good books lately? Feel free to share in the comments.


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