Friday, March 29, 2013

A Saturday Quote

I just want to add that I read that as she/her ;) 

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Fraction of Stone by the awesome Kelley Lynn

I am SUPER excited! I have been waiting for this day the moment I finished the first draft of Kelley's manuscript. From the very first page I knew this would be the book that would launch Kelley's writing career. I have never been happier to recommend a book.

I am so proud of Kelley, my first ever critique partner, and good friend. She poured her all into this book and introduced me to the world of Fantasy. A world I never thought I would like. And she made me love it. From the way her characters come alive on the page and the unique setting she created I can not rave about this book enough. And not to mention Rydan is totally swoonworthy.

If I haven't convinced you yet: (And sorry for the wonky spacing)

Fraction of Stone by Kelley Lynn

Release Date: March 21st, 2013 by Sapphire Star Publishing
Genre: YA Fantasy

Book Description:

Wind tunnels, torrential rains and earthquakes tear apart Casden. The cause of the world’s imbalance is unknown, but the mounting occurrences suggest there’s little time before life ceases to exist.

Rydan Gale and Akara Nazreth are the only humans with the ability to wield magic. The tattoo on their necks and the discovery of an ancient book, dictate they are the key to the world’s survival.

But the greatest obstacle for saving mankind isn’t the bizarre creatures, extreme betrayals and magic-fearing men hunting them.

It’s that Akara doesn’t believe the world is worth saving. 


Book Trailer:

About the Author:

Eventually the day came when the voices in Kelley Lynn’s head were more insistent then her engineering professor’s. So instead of turning to her Thermodynamics book, Kelley brought up a blank page on her computer screen and wrote. Somewhere along the way she became a Young Adult author.

Kelley was born and raised a Midwestern girl. She’s not afraid to sweat and fills her free time with softball, soccer and volleyball. (Though you probably don’t want her on your volleyball team.) She occasionally makes guest appearances as a female vocalist for area bands.

You can find Kelley hanging out at her blog, titled in her name, as well as the group blog she shares with her fellow critique partners, Falling for Fiction. Kelley is a member of the Society of Children’s Books Writers and Illustrators.

Kelley Lynn's Links: Blog | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads

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Monday, March 25, 2013

Happy Monday

If you participated in the Matchelor today we reveal our first two pairs over at Falling For Fiction. If you didn't sign up still stop by and see the questionnaires the other participants filled out and see why we thought they made good matches.

I have off for the next two days and I intend on catching up on my blog posts. Unfortunately I'm also dealing with a cold from hell. So I'll be doing my best in between sneezing and blotting my teary eyes.

Any crazy home remedies you can recommend?At this point I'll try anything.

Happy Monday, Everyone!

Saturday, March 23, 2013

A Saturday Quote

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Today I am

Over at Falling For Fiction talking about Colleen Hoover's Hopeless. Come stop by and don't forget to sign up for the Matchelor.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

A Saturday Quote

Sunday, March 10, 2013


Over at Falling For Fiction today talking about one of my fave authors: Simone Elkeles. Come stop by!

And don't forget to check out The Matchelor while you're there ;)

Happy Monday!

Friday, March 8, 2013

A Saturday Quote

Monday, March 4, 2013

The Matchelor

I've talked before about how grateful I am to have such wonderful critique partners because really they are awesome. When I first started writing I thought my Mom and one friend were all the critique partners I needed. Um..Yeah. Wrong. Over the past year or two I have met some amazing writers and have found a very tight knit critique group. If you don't have a CP or a CP group you need one. The more eyes on your manuscript the better. Even if you have one, another one would be even better.

What's so great about my CP group is we all have different strengths and weaknesses. We all write different genres and all bring something different to the table. I don't know what I would do without them.

If you have not found a CP now is your chance. If you're looking for one more pair of eyes on your manuscript now is your chance. Over on Falling For Fiction we are hosting The Matchelor!

You walk into a room and it's full of beautiful, interesting people. They're all wearing name cards with fascinating information on them. One catches your eye. He or she is the most gorgeous person you've ever seen and their card contains everything on it you've ever wanted. But your feet are pinned to the floor. Your heart pitter-patters so loud you know if you get any closer they'll hear it beating right out of your chest. You bite your lip and sit at the bar instead of making your way to the other side. And go home alone.

This is pretty much what we think happens at our CP/Beta Mixers. Enter THE MATCHELOR. We here at FFF want to hook you up. And if you're willing to put your writing career in our hands. (That's a joke, btw) We'd like to help you out. We've created a questionnaire that I will post here and it will be available on a tab all month. You fill it out and send it to our email address by Wednesday March 20th. Please label your email, THE MATCHELOR, so we can easily filter through the critique requests and these forms.

Once we receive the forms we will go through them and based on the information you provide, we will connect you to your perfect match. The results will be posted during the week of March 25th-29th. Just like any blind date or dating show, we aren't going to make you become critique partners or beta readers. But by filling out the form what you're agreeing to do is exchange a chapter or a few chapters with the person we've matched you up with. After that, it's up to you to continue your glorious relationship. The only thing we ask is if we make a successful match, tell us! We'd love to hear about it and tell our followers about it too.

Simple enough? Please help us spread the word. The more participation the more likely we'll find great matches. We have this snazzy button you can use.

Saturday, March 2, 2013

A Saturday Quote