July 24, 2014

BURYING WATER Cover Reveal and Street Team Sign Up!

It's time! I'm releasing a brand new NA Romantic Suspense series on October 7th, beginning with BURYING WATER. The idea for this book came to me last fall and I was dying to begin writing it. It wasn't an easy one to write (none of them seem to be, though?) but I hope you all love it as much as I do.
The top-selling, beloved indie author of Ten Tiny Breaths returns with a new romance about a young woman who loses her memory—and the man who knows that the only way to protect her is to stay away.

Left for dead in the fields of rural Oregon, a young woman defies all odds and survives—but she awakens with no idea who she is, or what happened to her. Refusing to answer to “Jane Doe” for another day, the woman renames herself “Water” for the tiny, hidden marking on her body—the only clue to her past. Taken in by old Ginny Fitzgerald, a crotchety but kind lady living on a nearby horse farm, Water slowly begins building a new life. But as she attempts to piece together the fleeting slivers of her memory, more questions emerge: Who is the next-door neighbor, quietly toiling under the hood of his Barracuda? Why won’t Ginny let him step foot on her property? And why does Water feel she recognizes him?

Twenty-four-year-old Jesse Welles doesn’t know how long it will be before Water gets her memory back. For her sake, Jesse hopes the answer is never. He knows that she’ll stay so much safer—and happier—that way. And that’s why, as hard as it is, he needs to keep his distance. Because getting too close could flood her with realities better left buried.

The trouble is, water always seems to find its way to the surface.

Kudos to the Atria Books team for coming up with a hauntingly beautiful cover that fits the story of this book.

What are people saying about BURYING WATER?:

"Dark, ominous, and sexy ... compelling from beginning to end." ~ Laura Kaye, New York Times Bestselling Author
"Unique, engrossing, and heartbreaking, Burying Water is a mesmerizing read that will have you captivated until the very last page." ~ #1 NYT Bestselling Author Rachel Van Dyken 

Don't want to wait until the October 7th release day to read some of BURYING WATER? Well... we have a special treat for you. How about the first FOUR CHAPTERS a month early?

  That's right! Grab the TEN TINY BREATHS prequel novella on September 1st and you'll find the first four chapters of BURYING WATER at the back of it!
PRE-ORDER IN HER WAKE + first four chapters of BURYING WATER here:
Having a FIVE WAYS TO FALL street team was soooooo much fun and soooo helpful that I'm having another one for BURYING WATER! What is this thing called a Street Team? Here's some info...

What is a street team?

A team of super avid readers who like to promote books in an active way--online and in person. For my team, I'm looking for people who've read my books, who love my characters, and are eagerly waiting the release of BURYING WATER. In exchange for all this support, you will get all the inside info and other good stuff.

Why would you want to join? Because you get things like:

  1. Exclusive giveaways ONLY for street team members. ARCs, swag, signed copies, and other special stuff. Your odds of winning are MUCH better than when competing with the masses
  2. Exclusive content and news about new book releases, WIPs, etc. You'll see excerpts before anyone else.
  3. Membership in the exclusive Street team facebook group! Here you can chat with other street team members, brainstorm promotional ideas, ask me questions, and hang out with me. 

As a street team member, what will you be asked to do?

As a street team member, there are many ways you can help spread the word about BURYING WATER. Below are some ways (and you're not obligated to them all!) 
In person you can...
  • Talk the books up and share promo material with friends, family, co-workers, and bookclubs. You can even drop off promo materials at bookstores, libraries, coffee shops, etc.
  • Ask your local library and bookstores to order BURYING WATER if they don't already. Give the librarians the title, name and publisher.
Online you can... 
  • Share your (honest) review/rating of the book via Amazon, iBooks, BN.com, and Goodreads. This is a HUGE HELP. More reviews means that book is more likely to show up in retailer feeds (all that algorithm mumbo jumbo is actually true)
  • Share interviews, reviews, cover reveals, and other promotional events across your social media and online platforms (Blogs, Tumblr, Facebook, Twitter, etc)
  • Spread the word about my books to your online friends and followers. 
  • “Like” my books and me on Amazon.com & BN.com
  • Like, Retweet, and Share whenever/whatever you can!
  • Recommend the books on Goodreads and elsewhere. And every little bit helps! 
Many of you already do so much of the above (and I am grateful to you for it.) These little things really do go a long way to helping a book succeed.
If the above sounds like something you're interested in...

...please fill out the  form here. 
Atria Books, Inkslinger PR, and I will be selecting ONLY 25 people to join the BURYING WATER street team (if you are not selected... I'm  so sorry. We only have space for 25.) Please take the time to provide us with the best info possible on the form. The deadline for your submission is 6PM EST Sunday, JULY 27th, 2014. We will announce the team next week on my blog.
Important note: what is this street team not about? I think the below link sums it up quite nicely. Zero tolerance for poo flinging on the BURYING WATER team. I don't bad-mouth authors, bloggers, or readers and I do not want to be affiliated in any way with people who do. So, if you're into that kind of behavior, please don't submit a form.

July 10, 2014

Happy Pub Date to Ten Tiny Breaths in Italy!

Today is the day that Ten Tiny Breaths officially goes "international" (as far as I know, though if one of the other countries who grabbed foreign rights has already pubbed their translated version, I apologize!)
Italy is one of my  bucket list countries. I WILL go one day, preferably soon. Until then, Dieci piccolo respiri will grace its shelves. 
To my Italian friends, if you see this cover in your stores, PLEASE take a picture and tweet/FB share/email it to me! <3


June 30, 2014

Sometimes it takes a little bit longer...

While I was on my FIVE WAYS TO FALL book tour, I had some great news.

Ten Tiny Breaths made the USA Today Best Sellers list last week! What made it even more cool is that I was with my publicist, K.P. Simmon (from Inkslinger PR) when we found out. She's been on this journey with me, helping me to release TTB when I first self-pubbed the book. That made the timing of the news extra -special.

Thank you to all who picked up a copy of TTB last week, and every other week for that matter. It's because of you guys that I'm living a dream.


June 24, 2014



It's June 24th and that means that FIVE WAYS TO FALL is now LIVE! I have been waiting to release this book since I finished it back in December. I'm so happy that the day is FINALLY here. I hope that you love Ben and Reese as much as I do.
Thank you to Atria Books and Inkslinger PR for their help getting this book to this very spot, and to everyone for helping to spread the word about the release today. I will be travelling for the next few weeks and so I may be a little bit slow with responding but know that I see and appreciate every single tweet/tag/email/message that I get. If you see FWTF in the wild, please take a picture and send it to me! :D

Here are the e-retailer buy links:

OH! And did you know that, though FWTF is technically the last planned novel in the series, there's still a novella to come called IN HER WAKE? I think you may like it... It releases Sept 1st, 2014. Check out details here and pre-order for only $0.99 (in the US) at one of these links:

Last but certainly not least, there's lots going on over the next 2 weeks. If you live around these cities, please come by and visit me this week!

FIVE WAYS TO FALL RELEASE ~ West Chester, Pennsylvania - June 24th @ 7:00pm @ Chester County Book and Music Company

FIVE WAYS TO FALL RELEASE ~ Houston, TX - June 25 @ 6:30pm @ Katy Budget Books 
FIVE WAYS TO FALL RELEASE ~ Chicago, IL - June 26 @ 7pm @ Book Cellar
FIVE WAYS TO FALL RELEASE - Atlanta, GA - June 27 @ 6:30pm @ FoxTale Book Shoppe 
Can't travel? Well, there's a blog tour full of excerpts, reviews, a HUGE giveaway, and some fun little extras. Schedule is here (see below for rafflecopter giveaway.)

And on that note...

a Rafflecopter giveaway