August 26, 2014

The Ten Tiny Breaths Series "One Favorite Moment" Tour, beginning tomorrow!

IN HER WAKE releases next Monday, wrapping up the Ten Tiny Breaths series (for the foreseeable future.) 

Beginning tomorrow, we get to see some of my readers' favorite moments from this entire series. I can't wait to see what they've come up with!

Below is the schedule for the amazing bloggers who are participating. Thank you so much to all of you for being a part of this. I know your reading and reviewing schedules are busy so the fact that you've taken time out to celebrate a series that has changed my life means so much  to me. Also, thanks to Inkslinger PR for orchestrating this send-off. Clever ducks, you all are. What a brilliant idea.





There is an INTERNATIONAL giveaway for a signed set of the TTB series (I'm sorry that IN HER WAKE is not available in print at this time. Go bug Atria Books and maybe we'll get some made) PLUS a signed print copy of BURYING WATER (releasing October 7th). I'm not posting the rafflecopter entry form here. You'll need to visit these lovely blogger sites below to enter :D

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August 25, 2014

Toronto Globe & Mail Article on New Adult, with ME in it!

I hope I never get used to this...

I was interviewed over the phone by a journalist from the Globe & Mail a few weeks ago. Last week, they requested some pictures. I was nervous because a)you never know what a newspaper is going to say about you, b)they wanted to include my face next to whatever they were going to say, and c)having pictures taken is never fun unless you're with your girlfriends and four drinks into your night (note: I seriously considered cracking a bottle of wine before the photographer showed up, but guessed that wouldn't be the most professional  or appropriate. Then again, it may fit the stereotype some people hold of full-time writers)

Anyway, I just saw the article online and the husband is running out to grab the print copy. Apparently my picture is in the headline of the business section.  That's pretty cool. It's also a positive article for New Adult. I like seeing those types of articles. Thank you, Globe & Mail!


In case any of you are interested, here's the article. I think it drives home the point that fans of New Adult NEED to be requesting these books from their bookstores and libraries. That's how New Adult is going to grow. That's how these authors are going to keep writing in this emerging category of books. 

This is one of the pics included. Thank God I cleaned my office out earlier that week. I feel like we  should have a game of "spot the Chick-fil-A paraphernalia" for my American friends. They all say I'm crazy.  I say someone needs to open up a Chick-fil-A in the Toronto area.

(picture taken by Matthew Sherwood for the Globe & Mail)

July 31, 2014

Burying Water Street Team Announced!

I have the list! I have the list!
As with Five Ways To Fall, it was extremely difficult to whittle this list down to 25 members but, with the help of Inkslinger PR and Atria Books, I think we have another GREAT team!
To everyone who applied, thank you for your interest and your support. I truly wish I could have included you all on this team. As it is, we managed to get one additional person added, so the team has 26 members :D

Without further ado, here is the Burying Water street team:

MJ
Fryer
Katie
Pruitt Miller
Bianca
Janakievski
Lori
Wilt
Jennifer
Harried
Leah
Smith
Jessica
Sotelo
Katie
Murphy
Kathryn
Grimes
Rachael
MacDonald
Michelle
Kampmeier
Bella
colella
Jenn
Benando
Natalie
Gomes
Chanpreet
Singh
Ashli
Thomas
Kandace
Peroramas
Michelle
Tikal
Christine
from i*Heart*BigBooks
Renita
Santana-Blair
Stephanie
Brown
Nancy
Sanchez
Rebecca
Shniderman
Ana Kristina
Rabacca
Gretchen
Hall
Zoe
Lowdon

All members will receive an invitation to a private Burying Water Facebook group within the next few days. Congratulations and WELCOME! I'm so excited to get this group started

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 


PRE-ORDER BURYING WATER: 
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:
AND FINALLY...
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.