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Cover Reveal: Challenging Destiny by @CherieColyer

Check out this gorgeous cover for this supernatural Young Adult title! Love her fiery red hair.



CHALLENGING DESTINY
Coming spring 2014 from the Wild Rose Press, Black Rose Imprint
Being Chosen is a terrible thing when there's no one you can trust
Synposis:

Logan Ragsdale and his younger sister, Ariana, have been marked, chosen to be unwilling participants in a war between angels and demons. Logan can sense something's not quite right. Like an unexpected chill on a summer's day, he can feel the unseen closing in. He's had these feelings before and, each time, someone close to him died. He's afraid this time it might just be Ariana. Logan's fears are soon confirmed when he discovers their new friends aren't human, but rather representatives from Heaven and Hell sent to Earth to ensure he and Ariana accept their roles in an ancient prophecy. Demons want Logan to open the gates of Hell. Ariana has the power to stop them, but if she chooses to side with Heaven to spa…

LISETTE BRODEY: Review and Interview

Today I'm stoked to have author Lisette Brodey to the blog. I loved her spunky story Molly Hacker Is Too Picky! And I look forward to reading more from her. First is my review, then an interview.

Molly Hacker Is Too Picky! by Lisette Brodey
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Molly Hacker is Too Appealing!

As a single woman in a couples world, I was drawn to this novel. But it wasn't until I cyber-met the lovely Lisette Brodey when she interviewed me at her Author Chateau that I bumped this story to the top of my list. And what a funny, clever story it is.

Molly Hacker is a 32-year-old newspaper reporter whose single status seems to be of great concern to her friends and family. "Just settle down with a husband!" they say. "Stop being too picky!"

But Molly doesn't want just anyone to be her partner for life. (Smart woman!) She's looking for a guy who's cute, interesting, and funny. A guy just like her ex, Leo. Their breakup broke her heart and her trust, and now …

The Young Adult / New Adult I Heart Swag Giveaway

Thanks to Kelsey Ketch for hosting this giveaway. Do you love book swag? I do!


I'm giving away $10 from PayPal or Amazon, bookmarks (like the Streamline bookmark above), a swim cap, and an ebook of Streamline to the winners.

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Hop over to other participating blogs to win more SWAG!

Love Is In The Air Blog Hop #Giveaway

Thanks to Under the Covers Book Blog for hosting this buoyant hop!


I'm giving away a Jennifer Lane ebook of your choice. May I recommend With Good Behavior, book one in my complete romantic suspense series?

Or perhaps a Streamline swim cap to an American winner?

To enter, simply complete the Rafflecopter form:
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Hop over to these lovebirds to enter their giveaways!

Stress is Good For Us! #IWSG

Thanks to Alex Cavanaugh for starting the Insecure Writers Support Group! Learn more HERE.

I've been focusing on the psycho part of my psycho author career lately. I just finished a professional conference in Big Sky, Montana, and head back down the mountain today. Right now it's -17 F! Here's the view from my hotel room:



I presented on treating trauma in a special population, and shared my "screen door" metaphor to explain flashbacks. Check out this POST if you're interested in how to write PTSD more accurately. It was wonderful connecting with colleagues.
One excellent TED talk I learned about at the conference is about how stress can be good for us. So if your heart's racing, your stomach full of butterflies, your muscles tingling…those are signs your body is preparing to rise to the challenge!

Progress is slow with my WIP, and sales aren't great. But I continue to enjoy the opportunity to create characters and stories.
How's your month going?