Wednesday, July 9, 2014

UR Book Giveaway!

The Untethered Realms blog crossed over the 100 followers mark and we're celebrating with a huge giveaway! Through the month of July, you can enter to win using the rafflecopter below. Check out the UR site, too. We have a tab listing FREE books you can download now!

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Wednesday, July 2, 2014


Insecure Writers Support Group

Purpose: To share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds! Visit the main page on Alex's blog for the complete signup list!

Struggling here. I’m in a slump, struggling to write anything at all, my direction in life in flux – or at a standstill, depending on how I look at it. I can see light at the end of this cave I’m standing in, but I don’t head toward it. Maybe my motivation has rolled under somebody’s sofa. Would you check under yours for me? I’ll even take the dust bunnies clinging to it.

Friday, June 6, 2014

New Feature at Untethered Realms

Untethered Realms, the awesome group of writers I'm honored to mingle with, has a new feature starting up on our blog. The first Friday of each month one of us will be posting about a book in the speculative fiction genre we found worth reading.

The book will be from outside of our group, something we'd like to share with you as readers. I hope you'll support this feature by stopping by and giving it your high five in a comment, and snagging the book to read if it sounds interesting. That way, you'll help the author out as well.

Click here to start the adventure

Happy reading!

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

IWSG and a Cover Reveal!

The Insecure Writer’s Support Group

Purpose: To share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds! Visit the main page on Alex's blog for the complete signup list!

Where did May go? I think I blinked and it flew by. My writing has taken a boost though, so I’m happy. Everything else is being ignored but the muse is talking at a hundred miles an hour. I’m afraid to buy her a muzzle. She would chew through it, then bite me.

Are you all as busy? It seems that way to me. I’m happy for you. May your muses bless you with quantities of non-sucky words…or something along those lines. Stop by the IWSG and lend your strength to those who may be struggling. I know I got back on track because of the wonderful support from my online friends. Thank you all. You’ll never realize how helpful you’ve been.

And now for Carol Kilgore's Secrets of Honor cover reveal! Isn't it gorgeous?

By the end of a long evening working as a special set of eyes for the presidential security detail, all Kat Marengo wants is to kick off her shoes and stash two not-really-stolen rings in a secure spot. Plus, maybe sleep with Dave Krizak. No, make that definitely sleep with Dave Krizak. The next morning, she wishes her new top priorities were so simple.

As an operative for a covert agency buried in the depths of the Department of Homeland Security, Kat is asked to participate in a matter of life or death—locate a kidnapped girl believed to be held in Corpus Christi, Texas. Since the person doing the asking is the wife of the president and the girl is the daughter of the first lady’s dearest friend, it’s hard to say no.

Kat and Dave quickly learn the real stakes are higher than they or the first lady believed and will require more than any of them bargained for.

The kicker? They have twenty-four hours to find the girl—or the matter of life or death will become more than a possibility.

About Carol:

Carol writes grocery lists, texts to her family, new lyrics to old songs for her dogs, love notes to her husband, and novels for herself. And for you. In between, she blogs weekly at Under the Tiki Hut and is active on Facebook and Twitter.

She sees mystery and subterfuge everywhere. And she’s a sucker for a good love story—especially ones with humor and mystery. Crime Fiction with a Kiss gives her the latitude to mix and match throughout the broad mystery and romance genres. Having flexibility makes her heart happy.

You can connect with Carol and her books here:
Under the Tiki Hut blog:
Website with Monthly Contest:

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

I'm Traveling!

I'm over at Untethered Realms today, talking about what makes a book worth reading. I'd love to hear your views on the subject! Come on over and slip into another world. I'm bringing the refreshments... ;)

Click here for Worlds Apart at Untethered Realms

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Audiobook Giveaway!

Looking for a convenient way to catch up on your summer reading while you travel? Sign up for M Pax's awesome Summer Road Trip audiobook giveaway! A most spectacular writer and weaver of stories to captivate the imagination - not to mention she's also a fellow member of Untethered Realms - M Pax brings her vivid worlds to life in many different formats for your enjoyment. Explore her worlds. You won't regret the trip! After you sign up, give her blog a visit!

Friday, May 23, 2014

Are you ready for the Reborn tour?

I'm pleased to be hosting fellow Untethered Realms member Cherie Reich, as part of her Reborn tour! A huge congrats to you, Cherie!

Are you ready to challenge Fate?

To save a kingdom, a prophetess must challenge Fate.

On the day of Yssa’s death and rebirth, the god Apenth chose her as the Phoenix Prophetess.

Sea serpents and gods endanger the young prophetess’s journey and sour the omens. Yssa is cursed instead of blessed, and her duties at the Temple of Apenth prove it. She spends her days reading dusty scrolls, which does nothing to help her forget Tym, the boy back home. But the annoying yet gorgeous ferryman’s son Liam proves to be a distraction she can’t predict, even though he rarely leaves her alone for two sand grains.

Her boring temple life screeches to a halt when visions of her parents’ murders consume her. Yssa races across an ocean to stop the future. If she can’t change Fate, she’ll refuse to be the Phoenix Prophetess any longer. Fate, however, has other plans for her and the kingdom.

Yssa must either accept her destiny or fight to change Fate.

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A self-proclaimed bookworm, Cherie Reich is a speculative fiction writer and library assistant living in Virginia. Her short stories have appeared in magazines and anthologies, and her books include the horror collection Nightmare, a space fantasy novella collection titled Gravity, and the fantasy series The Foxwick Chronicles and The Fate Challenges. Reborn is her debut novel. She is Vice President of Valley Writers and a member of the Virginia Writers Club and Untethered Realms. For more information, please visit her website.