Sunday, June 30, 2013

Creatura Chapter One Reveal by Nely Cab






Creatura is available for pre-order on Amazon and will be released August 6, 2013. Check out Nely Cab's website for more information about her books. 


ABOUT NELY CAB

Nely Cab was born on December 9, 1974, in Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico. She has lived and resided in a small, quiet South Texas town most of her life. Putting her Computer Accounting skills to use, Cab worked in banking for several years. In 2001, the author relocated to Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico, where she dedicated time to the study of culinary arts and the art of oil painting. After her return to the U.S., Nely resumed her employment in banking and later transitioned to the field of Social Work.

Today, Nely Cab writes from the comfort of her home, where she lives with her husband and son. Her life goal is to check-off Bucket List Item No. 95,623,351: To Conquer the World. While she aspires world domination, Nely continues to work on her debut series Creatura.

Connect with Nely
Website  |  Blog  |  Facebook  |  Twitter  | Goodreads


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I'm Not Crazy, I'm on Lupron: A Journey Through Infertility by Stacey Rourke

According to CDC, infertility effects 11% of women in the US. Author Stacey Rourke shares her own journey in her new book:


Basal body temperatures. Hormone injections. Invasive procedures - that leave no room for modesty. Tips on “effective positions” from well-meaning grandparents. 

When the natural way fails to work these are all added to the so called “fun” process of making a baby. Walk this rocky path to motherhood with author Stacey Rourke as she openly and honestly shares every good, bad, and awkward step of her three-year long journey. Using humor to break through the perils of infertility, she gives the lowdown on all the strange, embarrassing, and heartbreaking aspects. Stacey guides us through an unforgettable path that ends with a kid on each hip and hope for all those suffering with infertility. 

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If you are facing your own struggles, Stacey wants you to know you aren't alone.

About the Author
Stacey Rourke lives in Michigan with her husband and two beautiful daughters that she knows
are nothing short of a blessing from Heaven. She took a break from working on her young adult
fantasy Gryphon Series to share her story of infertility with the world. To learn more about her or
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diaryofasemi-crazyauthor.blogspot.com
Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Stacey-Rourke/
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For more information about infertility visit these sites:
Resolve: The National Infertility Association - www.resolve.org
International Council on Infertility Information – www.inciid.org
American Fertility Assoc. -  www.theafa.org

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As always, until next time...


Wednesday, June 26, 2013

School's out for Summer...

Many writers including myself will be pondering new ways to juggle our writing careers and spending quality time with the kiddies now that school is out and the babies are home.

This is something that I'm struggling desperately with at the moment. My monkey is a very active eleven year old and for him, Summer means uninterrupted Xbox time, spending days in the pool, with friends at the lake, and a whole lot of mom carting kids around to different places at the same time I need to write, market and get ready for upcoming conventions, signings and book releases.

So... I'm turning to you, my friends, fans and unknown stalkers ;) What ideas do you guys have to balance both jobs this Summer?
Don't be nervous, your suggestion could save an author <3

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Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Narratives. What's the big deal?

Narratives. 
That tiny word can evoke fear from writers and readers, alike. And, I am no exception to that fear. 

Recently, I embarked on a joint writing endeavor with fellow authors, Jennifer Malone Wright and Willow Cross entitled Beary Tales. After countless hours of discussion, mapping and planning-- we decided that this particular story needed to be told from a third person omniscient point of view. 

Naturally... I freaked. Yes, I know I said we agreed this P.O.V. was necessary for the story, but it was also my very first time writing in that P.O.V. and all of my fears bubbled up to the surface. 

I guess maybe I should backtrack a little first... some of you out there might not understand the subtle and not so subtle differences in P.O.V.'s. 

I'm going to give you a shortcut to the definitions of all them. :) On Grossmont College's edu site, Creative Writing Instructor, Karl Sherlock posted THIS article explaining them. Take a few minutes and peruse that piece and then come back here.

Back? Awesome! Okay, now allow me to tell you why I freaked. Typically I write in a first person subjective/limited point of view. And, always in a past tense. Which means I write from one characters point of view-- what he/she feels sees, experiences, thinks, and smells is how my story is told. At the time that I'm writing that story... I AM that character. For me, it lends to the credibility of my story, the character's story. It also allows the reader to connect with our main hero/heroine because the main character is talking to the reader like a friend would speak to them. 

When you write a story from a third person point of view, the narrator is an all seeing God of sorts. The narrator tells us the story-- our narrator tells us what each character feels, sees, hears, smells and experiences... but also... their own observations as well. For me it's harder to connect with our m/c(s) and if not done properly, it's confusing as hell!

Personally, I also have a difficult time connecting with characters that are written in the present tense (I pick up the..., I look at the..., etc). THIS is an awesome article on the pros and cons of past/present tense writing. I found it extremely helpful and you may also.

Willow, Jenn and I are well into our story now, and I've learned so many helpful tips, tricks and methodologies in writing third person from them. I will be forever grateful. Because of this, I've expanded my writing abilities and have grown as an author. And, that's what all of us strive for, right? :) Feel free to post a comment about your favorite narrative and why in the section below!


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Sunday, June 23, 2013

Uh-oh... We turned our brother into a Zombie? Cover Reveal!!!!

For years, I've enjoyed telling my son the fun Halloween stories that I've written for him. Last year, I was hoping to have enough time to release my first children's book. Unfortunately, I didn't. However, today... I'm so excited to reveal the cover for my upcoming release!!!
Blurb
Witches, Magic and Zombies, oh my!

That’s what’s in store for Abby, Kenzie and Caleb Stewart when the new babysitter arrives on Halloween.  Caleb is turned into his Halloween costume... a Zombie.

This Halloween will be a whole new adventure for Abby, Kenzie and Caleb Stewart. Will Abby and Hannah be able to reverse the mixed up spell? Or, will their little brother be a Zombie forever?

Spooky fun and adventure is on its way in
Uh-oh! We turned our brother into a... Zombie?
Releases June 28, 2013!

Halloween has always been an exciting time for my family and friends. Every year, we begin on September 1st, dressing up, watching scary movies, decorating our houses, going to the pumpkin farm and culminating on that special night that we go trick or treating! And, this year this festivities are starting EARLY! The best part is... I get to share it with you!


My favorite video to put me in the mood! Gather your little witches and zombies up and let's dance :) 

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Make sure you add it to your family's TBR here on Goodreads!

As always, until next time...

Monday, June 17, 2013

Cover Reveal for Savior (Formerly known as The Birth of Jaiden by Jennifer Malone Wright

Blurb
This book was formerly titled "The Birth of Jaiden" It now contains a bit of new content, but is still the same story. It has also gone through another re-edit.

Alexander Lucas is a man of faith, casino owner and vampire. He should be living the Reno high life of riches and immortality. Instead, he wakes each night despising the blood on his hands and begging for a reason to continue on.

The last beat of his heart took place shortly after losing his family to a gruesome and violent death. One snowy night, the creature who had been stalking him finally took his life, in turn giving him the gift of immortality. Yet, immortality to Alex is not a gift, but rather a curse to live in eternal pain.

Nearly a century of tortured existence leads him to a dumpster in a dark alley where he finds a reason for continuing on. Nestled between bits of debris and rubbish a tiny infant wails for help. He calls for his best friend and guardian angel, Danielle, who explains to him that he has been chosen to raise this baby, for she would someday become a very powerful, natural witch. She tells him it is now his job to protect her from the enemy who wants her so badly, yet also to be her father.

Thinking this angel is out of her mind, Alex refuses many times until Danielle convinces him that the enemy, Malcolm and his wife Levine, cannot obtain the child and that they are, indeed attempting to find her. He must keep her safe, because if evil hands raise her than she will grow to possess the power to annihilate them all.

Luckily, Alex is not alone, he has The Higher Collective to assist in his mission. With the combined powers of the Vampires, Angels, Dark Angels, Witches and Warlocks, The Higher Collective prepares for a battle to protect the child from the evil she may possibly inherit.



*** Releasing July 9, 2013!! Add it to your Goodreads list today:)



Jennifer Malone Wright




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Wednesday, June 12, 2013

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Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Mel's Review of Inception by Teal Haviland

Blurb
The world is in danger. Mankind is sinking deeper into darkness it cannot understand.

Demons are easily capturing souls as they lead men and women down dangerous paths from which there is no return, while Javan, one of the Fallen, seeks an ancient book and the power it promises. If he succeeds, humans — and the world as they know it — will be destroyed.


There is someone who is capable of stopping Javan . . .



If she discovers him in time.


Gabrielle is one of the most powerful angels ever created, her job one of the most important. She has come to Earth to learn more about humans and what influences them, and to fight evil she sees growing at an alarming rate. She soon finds herself carelessly distracted with one human in particular, however. Lucas Watkins holds a promise of peace and love for Gabrielle that she never believed she could have again. 


As feelings between her and Lucas become more than she can deny, so do the dangers mounting against him. After discovering who Lucas is, and the choice he faces, she realizes Darkness will come for him through demons and fantastical beings he thought only existed in his imaginings — forcing fairytales to become his reality. 


Caught between her new mortal ties and ancient immortal responsibilities, Gabrielle must race against what seems to be an ever-quickening clock to learn what she needs to know, protect Lucas, uncover Javan’s plan, and find a way to stop him and all who live in Shadows.


Things become more complex than she ever anticipated, her decisions more critical, and what begins as a quest for information rapidly places her in an even more crucial position within the longest and most important war ever waged. 


Join Gabrielle and her allies in a story of love – past and present – fantastical beings, hidden realms, magic, fate, loss, and the fight of good versus evil.



Mel's Review
5 Penguins
Wow..just wow! First I have to say I was completely drawn to the cover of this book because it is absolutely gorgeous. But I also have to admit when I first started reading Inception I was a bit nervous because the names in the beginning of the book and its sheer size kind of threw me. I was worried it would be hard to read but man was I wrong! This book flowed so smoothly for me it was an absolute pleasure to read and I found myself taking my time so I didn't miss anything and could absorb everything that was going on. I also quickly realized that they were angels and demons so of course their names would be a bit different. In no time at all I was emotionally attached to Gabby as I watched her struggle with what she knew she needed to do as an angel to save humanity, and her quickly growing feelings for the human Lucas even though she knew they couldn't be together. I was also extremely impressed with all the other creatures and realms involved in this story and hope to see more of them as the series goes on. I especially loved the shifter's realm and all the beautiful detail that was put into it. Besides who wouldn't love some yummy shifters with scottish accents, right? After reading all the incredible detail about the realms, creatures, legends, and even the prophecy I can almost picture an angel whispering all her secrets into Teal's ear for her to put on paper. It makes me think that maybe just maybe all those things on the edges of our dreams or the moving shadows caught out of the corner of our eyes are something more....something we're not suppose to know is there. Teal certainly makes me believe and since the ending of Inception left more questions than it answered I certainly can't wait to see what she has in store for us next! In my opinion absolutely recommended.

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Saturday, June 8, 2013

My review of One Tiny Secret by Adam Kunz

Blurb
**Mature Content Warning** Recommended for 17+ due to language, violence, and sexual content.

Just one tiny secret has the potential to ruin everything.

Being the daughter of the sheriff in a small town like Holden Ridge means that eighteen-year-old Danielle “Dani” Marks’ life is under constant surveillance. She’s made a habit of staying under the radar by being a floater among social circles at school, which has kept her out of trouble—until now.

After a missing persons case stirs up the entire town, Dani finds herself caught right in the middle of the scandal. When she’s labeled a possible suspect, things quickly go from bad to worse. The sudden return of her old flame, Parker Reed, manages to make her whole situation even more complicated.

When an elusive unknown person begins to blackmail Dani by threatening to reveal her deepest secrets, Dani refuses to play along. That is, until the person’s actions take a violent turn. Holden Ridge begins to lose its sense of quaint town security, and Dani is caught in a deadly game of cat and mouse.

Who can she trust when anyone around her could be a suspect?

One thing’s for certain though: Never underestimate the power of one tiny secret.

My Review
While I've never been big on reading mystery/thrillers in the past... I'm a fan now! One Tiny Secret is a fast paced read that will have you sitting on the edge of your seat trying to put the pieces of the puzzle together. Just when your mind processes one twist in the story, author Adam Kunz throws another in your path.
I've read a few reviews where the reader figured it out within the first few chapters, but for me... that wasn't the case at all! The person I thought was behind the crazytrain our main character, Dani finds herself on wasn't the person! Holy awesome-balls! I loved this storyline, and the characters! While there is a romance in this story, it's not the main storyline and for a story like this I enjoyed that!Great job, Adam!


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My review of Taking Talon by Jennifer Malone Wright

Blurb
The Arcadia Falls Chronicles continues with Chloe, Drew and the rest of their small group training hard for the impending attack on the Talon Building, the hub of business for all vampires. 

The board of vampire hunters has refused to help them, leaving only a select few hunters who will risk the anger of the board by joining the mission. 

Together, this small group infiltrates the depths of Talon. There, Chloe finds that one crucial mistake will cause a problem far worse than any of them could have imagined.

My Review
5 Owls
I feel the need to quote a Brittney Spears' song right now, "Oops, she did it again!" I was one of the lucky few asked to beta read Taking Talon. I became a fan of Chloe from The Vampire Hunter's Daughter before I became best friends with her creator, Jennifer Malone Wright. In this installment, as a reader we get to see Chloe grow and evolve into a fierce, protective and smart vampire hunter. At the same time, we are pulled into her budding relationship with her half brother, Zander. The melee between Team Drew and Team Gavin takes an awesome twist during a pivotal moment.
I have to say that Alice is quickly becoming a character I crave to read more about with each installment:) I cannot recommend this book, or this series for that matter highly enough! If you haven't met Chloe, get started with The Vampire Hunter's Daughter Part 1. It's always FREE and trust me... you'll get sucked in. Don't be surprised if you find yourself telling your friends... It's always Vampire Hunting Season!


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I love this cast of characters!


Don't forget Taking Talon Releases June 12, 2013!!


As always, until next time...

Friday, June 7, 2013

Self Publishing 101 Episode #18 Street Teams


Welcome to Self Publishing 101 Episode #18 Street Teams. Watch the video to see what street teams do, why they're important and when it's time to start one authors!





To sign up for the Double Trouble Street Team, email Jeni at doubletroublept@gmail.com

Street Team Checklist
1- Decide when the time is right to start a Street Team
2-Create a secret group on Facebook
3- Set up your files (
4- Start Advertising
5- Buy swag and have ebooks ready
6- Choose your members carefully
7- Pick a team leader
8- You're all set! Now let your promo team work :)





Jennifer Malone Wright

K.B. Miller

As always, until next time...

Self Publishing 101 Episode #17 Swag

Welcome to Self Publishing 101 Episode #17-- Swag. Check out the vlog and then look below for a list of vendors that Jenn and I have used and/or approve!


A short list of vendors we have used

Jennifer Malone Wright

K.B. Miller

As always, until next time...

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Mel's review of Hidden Wings by Cameo Renae

Blurb
Seventeen is a life changing age for Emma Wise.
As her family's sole survivor in a car crash, she is left with a broken arm and a few scrapes and bruises. But these are only outward marks; inside, her heart is broken and the pieces scattered.

Whisked away to Alaska, to an aunt she’s never met, Emma starts over. Secrets unveil themselves and now…she doesn't even know who or what she is.

A centuries old prophecy places Emma in the heart of danger. Creatures of horrifying and evil proportions are after her, and it will take Emma, her aunt, and six, gorgeously captivating Guardians to keep her safe. But, if she can survive until her eighteenth birthday... things will change.

Mels' Review
5 Penguins
Cameo Renae has once again left me completely blown away! She has a magic when telling a story so that by the time you are done reading it the story and more importantly her characters are completely wrapped around your heart. From the very first page Emma's life is thrown into complete chaos and the entrance of swoon worthy Kade does not make things any easier. The rest of the boys are just as yummy and just as much trouble and I found myself laughing out loud at their antics more than once. But don't get too comfortable because just when everything looks good BAM all hell breaks lose! We will have to wait for the next book to see if love really does overcome all obstacles, and I for one can not wait to read it! In my opinion HIGHLY recommended.

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