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My Top 10 Summer Blockbuster Quotes of 2014

Every other Friday, the novelists of The Society of YA Storytellers blog on a common topic for fun or education, but mostly for fun. It’s called “Fun Friday” after all!

This week’s topic: Summer Blockbusters! Being the movie geek that I am I couldn’t pass this one up without my own creative twist. Instead of giving you my picks for the summer, I’ve decided to pull out my favorite quotes from this summer’s blockbuster movies. The awesome begins now… Read More

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My week as a Gisher

If you’ve noticed that I pretty much dropped off the grid this week, you can blame (or thank) GISHWHES, the international scavenger hunt hosted by Misha Collins of the CW’s Supernatural. For one week, geekdom crowns Collins its prince of mayhem, a job in which he shows great skill.

I decided to participate in GISHWHES (Greatest International Scavenger Hunt the World Has Ever Seen) this year to see what the fuss was all about. It’s touted by past participants as a life changing experience. Hunt participants, dubbed “gishers”, are challenged to create art, reach out to their communities, conduct acts of kindness, and break the humdrum of everyday life with insane antics.  Read More

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Summer Lovin’ Story Event

preferred author badgeThrilled to be a preferred author for the Summer Lovin’ Story Event hosted by The Society of YA Storytellers. It’s a really cool giveaway where the winner will get a YA summer romance flash fiction story written just for them from their choice of the preferred authors.

I imagine there might be a few jabs over the next month between us as we compete to try to gain the attention of the future winner.  Pick me! Pick me! Keep tabs on Facebook and Twitter and don’t forget to enter the event by clicking the ENTER button below.

 

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Get more details on the Summer Lovin’ Story Event & catch other giveaways from The Society at http://yastorytellers.com/giveaways/

 

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Hot off the Press: Warrior by Kasi Blake

Today I’m celebrating the release of my Society sister Kasi Blake’s newest novel, Warrior (Order of the Spirit Realm, #3)Kasi is taking the reins over my blog today to give you the scoop, so without further ado…

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WARRIOR

Official Release Date: 7/13/14

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This is the third book in the Order of the Spirit Realm Series. If you haven’t read them, start with BAIT. It is free at most online ebook vendors such as Amazon, B&N, Kobo, Smashwords, etc.

This book begins two years after HUNTER ended. Bay-Lee is fighting a Devil Tree while her mentor and boyfriend, Nick Gallos, watches from the sidelines. Things are tense between them. She wants to amp up their relationship, but Nick has put on the brakes. He’s got one foot out the door, and she doesn’t know what to do about it.

WARRIOR brings about closure and change, some good and some bad. Together, Nick and Bay-Lee will take on the werewolf pack that killed her mother, face their twisted pasts, and face a friend turned enemy.

Quotes from WARRIOR:

Bay-Lee: You never told me I wasn’t supposed to kill it. You told me I couldn’t kill it.
Nick: I should have known you’d take that as a challenge.

Keisha: Oh, don’t play Miss Innocent with me, girl. It was your idea for me to trade places with Nick’s banshee, but you’ve been wearing a pouty face ever since.
Bay-Lee: I don’t have a pouty face.
Keisha: Sure you don’t.

Bay-Lee (after knocking Keisha down): You hit on my boyfriend, so I thought I should hit on you.

Little girl: There’s a monster in my closet.

He added, “Reapers aren’t supposed to care.They don’t have compassion or love inside of them.”

“But you’re still human.”
“Because of you!” It sounded like an accusation instead of gratitude. “I haven’t lost my humanity because I still have you. His facial muscles tightened. “I can’t keep living like this.”
Nick threw the talisman down and stormed off, heading for the castle.
She scooped the talisman off the ground. It was precious, even if it was malfunctioning. Without it Nick wouldn’t be able to stay with her. She ran until she caught up with him. Slipping it into his hand, she begged him to keep using it. “At least until we find something else. Please.”

The purple half-circles beneath his eyes attested to his lack of sleep and made her want to cry. She cringed when he slipped the thing around his neck. Asking him to live like this was horrible, but she couldn’t let him go, not yet.

 

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Indie Life: The Perfect Book Convention

As you’ve probably discovered on my Instagram, my little sis joined me at a recent book convention. She’s a school administrator and has attended more than her share of conventions from the education side. In my day job as a banker, I have attended and helped coordinate quite a few as well, although those tend to be more technology focused.

225255_2065005309492_8122806_nIt didn’t take long before we started talking about the cool twists of the book con as well as the old standbys that were second nature at cons we’ve attended, but simply didn’t exist in the bookish equivalent. From there, it wasn’t a far leap before we started marrying the two and in no time we were planning our own con…the perfect book convention. Read More

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Fun Friday: Fireworks

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Every other Friday, the novelists of The Society of YA Storytellers blog on a common topic for fun or education, but mostly for fun. It’s called “Fun Friday” after all!

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It’s Fun Friday! This week is about FIREWORKS; excerpts that explode with all sorts of feels. Drama…gotta love it!

I thought I’d share with you a scene from my current work in progress, House of Gammen. Oh yeah, that’s right. The FINAL book of the Midnight Guardian series. I love this scene, but it might not make it into the final draft. I thought I would share it here just in case. Read More

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