Looking for some YA?
April 02, 2014 » 0 Comments (Comment Now)

If you’re looking for some new YA books/authors to discover, you should check out: Jennifer Fischetto’s A-Z Challenge.


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Every day this month (excluding Sundays, cause everyone needs a day off ;) ), she’s going to be posting about different authors and YA books. So, if you’re in the market for some new books (and who isn’t?!), then look no further! Read her blog, and take a peek at the new cover for her I Spy Dead People book–it’s awesome.

(Warning: I can’t be held responsible when your wallets starts to weep!)


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Release Day: Breed of Havoc!
April 01, 2014 » 0 Comments (Comment Now)

It’s here, y’all! Breed of Havoc has (finally!) released.

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I had a lot of stuff going on this past year (health issues, the death of my cat, moving, etc) that played a big part in its delay, but I also had to rewrite entire sections of the book a few times. In general, the plots are really intricate and complicated, so I can’t rush what I’m writing. Plus, if you’ve read any of the books, y’all know Jade. She’s difficult. ;)

But it’s finally here! And from now until April 7th, the book will be on sale for a special price of $0.99 because you guys had to wait so long. You guys have been amazingly patient and I felt bad about the wait. I love reading, so I know how waiting feels and I hate that I had to do that. I’m crossing my fingers and toes that Breed 4.0 doesn’t take as long.
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A Call To Arms
January 21, 2014 » 0 Comments (Comment Now)

Some people have this idea that their way of publishing is the *only* way to publish. Some think it’s indie/self-publishing, some think it’s with a traditional publisher (the Big 5 New York pubs), and some think it’s e-publishing.

I’m tired of seeing authors bashed–mostly by other authors–for choosing to self-publish, or for choosing not to. I’ve seen some bashed for turning down contracts, some bashed for not turning down contracts. It’s a vicious cycle. Honestly, it’s a vicious thing period to bash someone for making a decision that’s right for them. Read more… »


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Where is Lanie?
December 23, 2013 » 12 Comments (Comment Now)

Okay, this is gonna be a long post, so I just want to warn y’all up front.

First, I haven’t been on any social networks in eons it seems, and some of you may have noticed my absence. *cough* I want to apologize. For the last few months, I’ve been really run down (like, sleep 18 hours a day run down) and generally crappy feeling. That’s why I haven’t been on. I’m not ignoring anyone. I’ve just felt that bad.

Second, I’ve been getting a lot messages and emails about the third Breed Chronicles book, Breed of Havoc. I was an idiot before and said I’d have it out by October, because I thought–hoped–I would. I was wrong, and for that, again I apologize. I was so excited to get the book out that I rushed it and seriously messed up the book and myself.
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Spooky Spectacular Sale
October 18, 2013 » 0 Comments (Comment Now)

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The Spooky Spectacular Event will kick off Friday and run through midnight Sunday (Oct 18-20). Featuring 60+ of today’s hottest authors, $1,000 in prizes and tons of awesome giveaways (Kindle Fires anyone? Coach wristlets?), the event is going to be a blast!

And most importantly, readers will be able to fill up their Kindles with incredible ebooks, all priced at .99! Check out all the gorgeous books at the event’s webpage. Just click here!

RSVP at the event’s FB page to be automatically entered into the drawing for one of three Kindle Fires! Click here to visit the event page. Instructions for earning extra entries for the drawing will be on the event page! Additional links to Rafflecopter entries for other giveaways will also be available on the event page as well.

A special thank you goes out to Lisa Markson, Leanne Jacobson, Stephanie Shaw and Emily Rae for all their help with the event. You all rock!

Spooky Spectacular sponsored by …

Lizzy Ford (Website, Facebook page, Twitter)

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Julia Crane (Website, Facebook page, Twitter)

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Breed of Havoc + Updates
September 19, 2013 » 1 Comment (Comment Now)

I figure it’s update time.

If you follow me on Facebook, then you’ve probably seen me mention that I was having some issues with the third book. It was mostly finished, but there was something that wasn’t sitting right with me and I couldn’t figure out what it was. I think I figured it out, so things should be back on schedule now. It is in my beta reader’s hands, and if I’ve fixed the issues like I hope I have, then it’ll be going to the editor soon. Cross your fingers!

I also want to apologize to those who are subscribed to my blog or those who visit looking for posts. I’m a terrible blogger and I’ve admitted this before. My reasoning in this: writing comes first. That’s the simple truth. Writing comes first. I figure–and hope–y’all would rather I spend time writing than stressing over blog posts. So, consider this my “I’m not going to be blogging much” warning.

Sadly, I’ve also come to the conclusion that, despite my wants and best intentions, I’ll likely only be releasing 2 books a year. I would absolutely love to be able to write more, but there’s too much involved in the stories and I refuse to rush them, putting out what I think is bad content, for the sake of speed. Quality over quantity. I know not everyone will like every book I write, and as a writer, I accept that. But first and foremost, I have to love the books, too.

There are plotters (those who know everything that happens in a story before they ever write it), there are pantsers (those who discover things as they go), and there are people like me who are somewhere in the middle. For the most part, I don’t know what I’m writing until it happens. There are some Big Things that I know ahead of time, but I’m never sure how or when they’ll come into play until they do. If I was a plotter, the series would probably go a lot faster, but because I’m not…things are a convoluted mess. I write the books fast–it’s the editing that kills me. Every. Single. Time.

But! There is a–hopefully–bright side. I actually have, I think, the majority of Breed 4.0 plotted out. This *should* mean that the writing and editing will go a lot faster, so hopefully it won’t be a bajillion months before the next book is out. I won’t know for sure until I start writing it though, which will likely be in November.

So, rest assured that I’m working on the series, even if I’m slower at it than I’d like to be!

I hope everyone is doing okay! If you have any questions, just let me know! And remember, if you want to know when Breed of Havoc is released, you can sign up for my newsletter.



Breed of Innocence is on sale!
July 28, 2013 » 0 Comments (Comment Now)

Hey y’all!

Breed of Innocence is Ereader News Today‘s Kindle Daily Deal!

If you haven’t tried it yet, now’s your chance to get it cheap! From now until August 2nd, it’s on sale for just $0.99.

 

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Here’s the blurb:

Six hours ago, men in dark suits and sunglasses came looking for me.

Four hours ago, they offered me training to hunt the things that killed my family: demons.

Two hours ago, I joined their secret organization—the CGE.

Now… All I have to do is survive demon-hunter school.

 

The classes won’t kill me, but the finals might.

 

Be sure to pick up your copy today!

You can buy it from these places:
Amazon
Kobo
Barnes & Noble
Smashwords



Winners!
July 17, 2013 » 0 Comments (Comment Now)

First off, a big apology to those who entered my Breed of Innocence 1-Year Bookiversary Giveaway. I had a BIG #AuthorFail moment. I posted that I’d pick the winners on Monday (last Monday), but I thought I put down this Monday, which is now past, due to scheduling snafus, lack of sleep, and lousy internet. Major fail on my end and I’m sorry, y’all!

Now for the good news: If you entered the contest, you’re a winner! You should have the email from me already. If you don’t receive it, check your spam folders. And if it’s not in there (where my mail sometimes goes to hide because it’s nervous), please post here and I’ll send the email again!

Thanks so much for entering–I appreciate it–and accept my apologies, again. I hope you guys have a great week!



Breed of Innocence 1-Year Bookiversary + Giveaway
July 05, 2013 » 8 Comments (Comment Now)

Yesterday marked the 1-year anniversary–aka the bookiversary (new word!)–of Breed of Innocence! YAY!

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Don’t Blame The Bloggers
June 27, 2013 » 1 Comment (Comment Now)

I don’t know how many of you–if any–follow actual book/author stuff on the net, but today, an author was accused of plagiarism. I’m not going to comment on that itself, but I do want to comment on something that I think is equally as important as the plagiarism itself, and that is the fact that I’ve seen people blaming bloggers for this.

That is NOT okay. It is NOT a blogger’s job to discover plagiarism. It is NOT their fault if it happens by someone they’ve reviewed or spotlighted, or if they were part of said author’s blog tour. The blame does not, in any way, shape, or form, lie with them.

The only person who has ANY blame in plagiarism is the person who plagiarized. Period.

Bloggers–and readers–are not liable for this. They read a lot of books, many in different genres. Some read many in a week or a month. They can’t memorize every book they’ve read, especially if said books were read at different times–or even in the same week.

So please, if you’re blaming bloggers for this, don’t. Bloggers are amazing people, but even they can’t remember every single line from every single book they’ve ever read. Please don’t add to their stress and worry, because I know many of them feel bad enough as it is, and they were hurt by this, too.

And if you happen to be a blogger who supported this author: You are NOT to blame for the actions of someone else. I hope you know this. You’re amazing people, okay?



**This was originally posted on my Facebook page yesterday (the 26th), but I wanted to post it on my blog, too.**


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