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Morganville Vampires Series is here!

See if you can spot my book, Of Sun & Moon, in episode 6 or any of the other Midnight Guardian books in the Glass house throughout the season 1.

YouTube orders the playlist by date they were posted, so click on the list icon in the top left corner to change to episode 1 and start from the beginning.

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Midnight Guardian in the Classroom

Because the Midnight Guardian series are clean YA, free from wash-your-mouth-out-with-soap words and naughty content, they are perfect for the classroom.

My aunts are teachers, my Dad was a teacher, my sister was a teacher (now a school administrator), my cousin is a vice principal. So yeah, it’s safe to say that I come from a family of teachers. And the thing they have taught me is the importance of providing valuable resources for teachers.

Therefore, I’m extremely pleased with myself to be able to offer a new page to my Website dedicated to the classroom. On it you will find downloadable worksheets and information on school visits. I’ll add new items periodically. If there’s something you’d like to see, please leave a comment on this post or Contact me directly.

Go to > In the Classroom Page

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My Fun Friday Top 10 for 10/10

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Happy October 10! For the tenth day of the tenth month, the authors of The Society of YA Storytellers are sharing Top 10 lists on just about everything. Part of the fun of Fun Friday is that we get to twist the topic and make it our own. And I plan to do just that.

For this Fun Friday on 10/10, may I present my Top 10 favorite Fun Friday Storytellers posts of all time. Click on the post titles to read them for yourself!

10: “Creepy & Lovin’ It” by Liz Long 10/4/13

This post includes an excerpt from Witch Hearts. THE BEST excerpt, with my very favorite line…”please be paint.”

9. “Cover Love…Envy…Lust?” by LM Preston 10/30/13

LM passes along some great advice for book covers and shares some beautiful examples.

8. “Be Mine” by Melissa Pearl 2/14/14

For Valentine’s Day, Melissa Pearl shared a steamy first kiss from True Colors.

7. “Salute to Our Soldiers” by Quinn Loftis 9/15/13

Quinn’s touching tribute to those who have and still do serve to protect our freedom.

6: “Couples I Want to See Married” by Kasi Blake 6/6/14

Great list of epic love affairs from books and the screen, all early in their romances. Thought it was interesting what she said about Vampire Diaries books vs. show.

5. “YA Storytellers: Stories of Inspiration” by Suzy Turner 12/9/14

Suzy shares with her audience some of the many things that inspire her. From movies to nature, I think you’ll find some of her muses inspire you too.

4. “Top YA Monsters, in my opinion” by Christy Sloat 10/18/13

If you missed this one, now is the perfect time to take a look with Halloween sneaking up. Christy’s list is awesome, and may I point out that she is absolutely on her game. One book she mentioned is just now starting to gain big buzz, but she listed it in this post a year ago. She really knows her stuff.

3. “Are You Ready for Some Football (insert Hank Williams Jr. Voice)” by Quinn Loftis 1/31/14

Just before Superbowl Sunday, Quinn created this very simple and perfect post where she names which of her Grey Wolves would be on a football team and what position they’d play. Hutt, Hutt, Howl!

2. “A Supernatural This or That with Heather Hildenbrand” by Liz Long 5/9/14

Liz’s questions are structured in a way that turns the typical interview on its ear. When a question begins with “Let’s say you’re thrown into the Hunger Games…” you know you’re in for an entertaining read. Heather’s responses are hilarious. Then again, what else would you expect from someone who speaks in hashtags. ;) Love you, ladies!

1. “*Blushes* or Yeah, I D-id” by Laura Elliott 3/28/14

Laura shares an embarrassing moment from her own life, then one from one of her characters. We can all relate, but what puts this in the number one spot for me is that her post included some words I’ll never forget. These are some of the most beautiful and insightful words I’ve ever read, “A perfect stranger’s kindness is usually what meets my embarrassment every time. I guess fast friends are formed in the intimacy of being vulnerable, being human. And for every time I’ve wanted to disappear when I’ve been embarrassed, I’ve been given a measure of magic too.”

 

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Cover Reveal: A Reaper Made by Liz Long

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I am so excited to share the cover of A REAPER MADE with you today from my good friend and incredible author Liz Long! In case you haven’t read the synopsis, you can learn more about what to expect from the upcoming NA Paranormal title (see below). Disclaimer: Yes, readers, this one is a New Adult novel, and will contain mature content so my younger readers may want to skip this one.

The book will be released on October 30th (just in time for Halloween, yippee!) on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iBooks, and KOBO.

Want to join in on the online release party? You could win all kinds of ebooks, swag, and maybe even a gift card or two. JOIN HERE!

Without further ado, here is the cover for A REAPER MADE.

 

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Synopsis:

Grace had finally gotten used to her new afterlife as a “Made” – a Reaper who used to be human. When Made Reapers and souls begin disappearing, however, Grace and her mentor Tully suspect demons. Grace’s worst fears are confirmed when her living family is threatened.

She’ll have to break every rule in the Reaper book to save them, including using a little magic to become temporarily human. With the help of Tully and her witchy friend Tessa, Grace goes undercover to save the fates of kidnapped souls – only to discover that demons aren’t working alone. Betrayal and distrust runs deep and Grace discovers that sometimes even Reapers are prone to humanity.

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And just in case you’d like to see the full wrap for paperback, I’m more than happy to share that too because I LOVE the back! All cover art done by Liz’s brilliant BFF, Erica Dickson.

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About the Author:

Liz Long is a ridiculously proud graduate of Longwood University with a BA in English. Her inspiration comes from action and thriller genres and she spends entirely too much time watching superhero movies. Her fabulous day job as a social media editor includes writing for a publishing company in Roanoke, VA.

Her first book, Gifted, is the first book in the Donovan Circus series, where superpowers meets the circus. Burned is the second adventure. Her standalone book Witch Hearts, is a story about a serial killer hunting witches for their powers. All titles are available at Amazon on Kindle and paperback, Barnes & Noble for Nook, and iBooks.

Find Liz

Website I Facebook I Twitter I Amazon Author Page

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Want me to sign that for you?

squarebuttonSigned books are now available for online ordering through my website. Just look for this button on the home page or go directly to https://mkt.com/swancrestpublishing. Free shipping on all orders; U.S. addresses only.

To celebrate, I’m offering a limited time special. Use promo code MEFIRST at checkout to get 30% off your order! Hurry, this code will only be available for a limited time.

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Fun Friday: YA Book Sneak Peeks

Welcome to Fun Friday by The Society of YA Storytellers. This week the members share tidbits from some of their novels. Happy reading!

Looking for Lucy Jo (The Morgan Sisters #3) by Suzy Turner


Bait (Order of the Spirit Realm #1) by Kasi Blake


 

Who We Were by Christy Sloat


Learning to Swim (Hearts Out of Water #1) by Annie Cosby


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