It’s finally here!! My new novel, In the Light of the Eclipse, is now available for sale in paperback and kindle for your reading pleasure. The young adult fantasy follows Zoe as she tries to stop an eclipse that plagues her land once every seventeen years and save her best friend, Kayla, from its deadly effects. If you’re still on the fence, you can read the first chapter to learn a little more about the land of Heather and how Zoe and Kayla first met.
Beginning on December 2 and running through December 16, 2013, I will be participating in a virtual book tour for my new book, In the Light of the Eclipse, hosted by Fire and Ice Book Tours. For those who don’t know what a virtual book tour is, it is basically a series of blog posts on several different sites that promote the book in some way. In my case, this will consist of interviews, guest posts, reviews and spotlights. And it looks to be an interesting and fun way to get the word out on the publication of my new book. Don’t Stop — There’s Plenty More
On my tour today is a spotlight of In the Light of the Eclipse at Peace, Love and Writing, a blog run by Philadelphia author Prudence Hayes. If you haven’t joined the tour yet, head on over to the nicely represented spotlight and read the first part of the second chapter (with a link to the entire full chapter), find out where you can buy the book and even enter to win a signed copy. I want to thank Prudence for participating in my tour.
And don’t forget to come back next week when my tour ramps up with several exciting guest blogs and a few more reviews of the book. You won’t want to miss it!
Today’s stop on my virtual book tour takes us to Nyxx’s Nook, a book blog by Nyxx Raven, a lover of good books of all kinds. Nyxx was kind enough to conduct a terrific interview that allowed me to discuss my favorite author, some of my favorite characters (both mine and those I wish were mine) as well as allowing me to give a bit more insight into my creative process and where my ideas come from.
But more importantly was Nyxx’s review of the book, which is quite wonderful to say the least. I want to take a moment to say thank you to Nyxx for her time and for being generous enough to take part in the virtual book tour for In the Light of the Eclipse.
Today on my book tour for In the Light of the Eclipse, you can enjoy a terrific interview conducted by The Complete Self-Publishing Indie Author’s Resource Site (Wow! What a mouth full). The site helps promote independent authors to the best of their ability, and I want to thank them very much for spotlighting In the Light of the Eclipse and conducting the interview, which will give a little more insight into what I wished I would have known before I started writing, what I like to watch on television, and why I chose self-publishing over the traditional route. (Quick Note: You will have to scroll down past the spotlight to get to the interview).
Also of note: Yesterday I mentioned that a guest post had been postponed (and might be canceled), but it now looks like that guest post will happen in the next couple of days at a different stop. I’ll let you all know when that stop is.
Today I’ve got two spotlights for In the Light of the Eclipse. The first is at Author Rose Wynters blog, the second is at button-the-push. Rose Wynters is the author of several supernatural romance books (which seem to be more adult in nature than my own young adult fantasy) while button-the-push is a general review site for all book lovers run by a fun Aussie-Brit living in Finland named Elisa. I thank them both for taking the time to spotlight In the Light of the Eclipse to their fans and followers.
I was also supposed to have a guest post up today, but that stop was postponed for the time being. I will let everyone know when that stop is rescheduled, or if it is canceled. (I’d like to give a special thanks to Rose Wynters for stepping in at the last minute to fill in for the missing guest post. Very generous and kind, indeed.)
I ran across this YouTube channel this morning and had to share it with everyone out there (not like they need the extra publicity; they already have from one to six million hits per video). Though I’m not sure about a lot of what Screen Junkies puts out, I did watch several of their “Honest Trailers” and they are hysterical. The best one that I saw (of the five or six I did watch… they have plenty more, but I haven’t the time to watch them all…) was the Home Alone Honest Trailer, which points out all of the idiosyncrasies of the film that you probably have never thought of before, such as how bad Kevin’s family really is and the child abuse they bestow upon him. (The Matrix Honest Trailer is a close second in pure enjoyment and number of laughs per minute… or should I say, per second.)
The Virtual Book Tour for my new young adult novel, In the Light of the Eclipse, begins today with a great interview at Fantastic Indie Authors. Learn more about me, the book and my inspiration behind it.
Over the course of the next two weeks, there will be several more interviews and guest posts, each that goes into a little more detail about where the book came from and what makes me tick as an author and person. There will also be a couple of reviews for the book itself, so you don’t want to miss those.
Head on over to the complete tour schedule to follow me on the tour. Each day, I will add the link to the next stop, and will also be posting more information here on my blog so that you have a better idea as to what to expect. Don’t miss out! This is going to be a lot of fun!
For a long time—through around the late-90s to the mid-00s, to be exact—Disney was on a downward spiral creatively (just as Pixar was making a name for itself with fresh, fun adventures). And this after releasing about a decade worth of award-winning films, from The Little Mermaid to The Lion King and so on. It wasn’t until they released the warm and fuzzy Bolt, that it seemed like Disney could still deliver what people expected from them. Of course, this was about the same time they gave Pixar head-honcho John Lasseter the reins to all of Disney animation, and so far, his influence has led to some exceptionally triumphant films (the exception being Planes, which wasn’t bad, per se, but it didn’t meet the standards I expect from the Mouse house), This, of course, includes their newest release, Frozen, which would certainly do Walt Disney proud. Don’t Stop — There’s Plenty More!
Thanksgiving is a time to be with family, enjoy a good meal and give thanks for all of the gifts you’ve been given, the life you’ve led and the joys of love you’ve found along the way. Take a moment today to truly appreciate all you have and all of the blessings you are sure to receive in the future.
Happy Thanksgiving to all of my fans and followers.