Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Good news! BREWER is available early for Kindle and Nook!

Hey guys!

So, thanks to my intrepid editor Dani and my proofreader Charles, we got Brewer prepped and ready waaaaay earlier than I'd anticipated.

That means it's available for sale NOW!

You can get it at:



Barnes & Noble

Hope you enjoy it, my dears. The next book slated to come out is SEA CAPTIVE, the first book in a brand-new series that I'll have more information on shortly (and a cover reveal). And there is at least one more Frost story in me, an Ann/Korr novella. And maybe more. We'll see!

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Teaserday Tuesday!

Hi everyone,

It's Tuesday, AKA Teaserday, so I've got another post up on my Facebook page with a little snippet of Brewer. Go check it out!

I share a lot of teasers on my Facebook page, so you can like the page if you want to stay up to date and be sure to like the photos if you want to continue to see them in your feed (apparently this is how FB calculates what it shows you).

Monday, December 2, 2013

Megg Jensen's HIDDEN Excerpt

Hidden by Megg Jensen
(Dragonlands #1)
Genres: Fantasy
Publication date: January

The mystery enshrouding Hutton’s Bridge is as impenetrable as the fog that descended at its borders eighty years ago. Each year, three villagers enter the mist searching for answers. No one ever returns.
Then a dragon falls from the sky to the town square, dead—the first glimpse of an outside world that has become nothing more than a fairy tale to Hutton’s Bridge. Except to Tressa.

Tressa grew up with Granna’s stories of the days before the fog fell. When Granna dies, leaving Tressa without any family, Tressa ventures into the fog herself, vowing to unravel the foul magic holding Hutton’s Bridge captive.

What she discovers beyond the fog endangers the lives of everyone she loves.

An Excerpt of Hidden!!

Death lurked in the air that afternoon. Tressa sat by Granna’s bedside, clasping hands with the woman who at ninety-three had outlived her entire generation.

“You are leaving tomorrow, yes?” Granna’s liver-spotted hands shook. The rough-hewn walls seemed to close in. Tressa knew Granna didn’t have much time left. She wanted to squeeze out every second she could with her.

The smell of tonic and medicine hung in the dark room. When the curtains were drawn, Granna’s eyes watered. Adam, the village healer, said sunlight would help Granna, but Tressa knew the truth. Granna would leave her soon, leave the village, taking the only first-hand knowledge of the outside world with her. The tales of the outside world – a place no one in Hutton’s Bridge had seen since Granna was just a child. Not since the fog had descended on the borders of their village.

“Yes, Granna. You chose me, remember?” Tressa stroked Granna’s hair with her free hand. The silver strands were still soft. “Me, Sean, and Connor.”

Granna nodded. “Yes, yes, I remember now.” A gasp preceded each breath, struggling against the inevitable finality of life. “You’re the only girl eligible this year.”

Tressa’s eyes dropped to the floor strewn with straw, the hem of her long, cotton dress sweeping it every time she moved. She was eligible only because she’d never conceived. After three years of coupling, not one baby to show for it. Not even a failed pregnancy. The girls who did achieve pregnancy were never forced to leave. They were safe, protected. Tressa had felt the cold breath of death breathing down her back every time she didn’t conceive.

“But, Tressa, it is your destiny to leave the village.”

Tressa held back a sigh. Granna was about to die herself. Why would she want her only great grandchild to follow her in death? No one who ever entered the fog returned to the village. It was as much of a death sentence as Granna’s failing health.

Tressa’s palms began sweating. A tremble skipped up her arms to her chest where her heart pounded out an irregular, nervous beat.

Granna took another deep breath. Without looking at Tressa, she said, “The fog. You must leave. It is your destiny.”

Tressa managed to force out a small laugh. Granna’s grave expression didn’t fool. “Granna, don’t you want me to live a long life, like you have?”

Granna shook her head. “Beyond the fog there is a life for you. I have seen it.”

No one had the gift of sight in her village. Granna claimed once there was magic. It was one element of her stories that made the outside world seem so desirable. Tressa would give anything for a magical potion to save her great grandmother. Instead, they could only rely on Adam’s knowledge of healing.

“But I was supposed to live to watch you leave. I saw it. I believed it would happen.” She took another breath, shallower this time. “I don’t know if I can hold on until tomorrow.” Granna’s eyes flashed with anger. She held out one frail hand. An owl flew through the window, landing on Granna’s fingers. The fog’s undulating fingers caressed the tree’s limbs.

“That’s my Nerak.”

The little owl hooted in response.

“You take care of Tressa, Nerak. Help her to see the truth.”

The owl’s head bobbed, then it flew out the window and sat in the tree.

Tressa leaned down, kissing Granna on the forehead. Granna always said the downy owl had magic. Tressa had never seen it do anything other than the other trained birds in the village.

Tressa sat up again. Granna was cold, too cold. Her skin paled into a gray pallor. Her blue eyes lost focus, gazing somewhere over Tressa’s shoulder.

“I love you, Granna,” she said.

“I love you too, my sweet Tressa.” Her voice rattled. Granna’s eyelids fluttered, then closed with a finality only accompanied by death. One last breath expelled, but her lungs didn’t take in another whiff of air.

Tressa laid Granna’s hand on her stomach. Taking a step back, she took one last look at the woman who had loved her every moment of her life. Tressa’s mother died in childbirth and her father had left through the fog. Like all of the others, three a year for the last sixty-seven years, none of them returned. Two hundred and one souls lost to the fog.

Tressa was next.

I've been a freelance parenting journalist since 2003 and began writing YA novels in 2009. I live in the Chicago suburbs with my husband, two kids, and our miniature schnauzers, Ace & Tanu.

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Monday, November 25, 2013

Teaserday Tuesday: Brewer Hints!

I've decided that on Tuesdays, to spice up the week a little and have some fun, I will release hints, teasers, and excerpts about upcoming books! This will be called:


Today's teaser is three facts about Brewer, the upcoming Frost novelette from Adam's perspective. Expected publication: December.

So here you go. One is kinda spoilery if you haven't read the first book, so...highlight to read.

In Brewer, we'll see...

1. How Adam's family came to the Frost (it was his idea)
2. How Adam joined the Thorns
3. Several events we are already familiar with, seen through Adam's eyes.

Also, if you like my Facebook page, you can be sure to get some extra hints and teasers that I'll post to my page there exclusively. So check out a quote from Brewer here!

If all goes according to schedule, Brewer should be available in stores in mid-to-late December 2013!

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Giveaway by Konstanz Silverbow with TONS of great prizes!

Hey all,

Right now my author friend Konstanz Silverbow is having a giveaway with tons of awesome prizes both for US and international readers, so go check it out and enter to win!

And stay tuned...I'm going to be starting a new blog feature called Thursday Thursday I'll have some hints and teasers about Brewer!

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Teaser for the NEW SECRET SERIES!!

Note: this beauty isn't the cover, just a teaser picture. Feel free to share this on your blogs, facebook pages, and tumblrs if you'd like!

And a teaser from the prologue:

The People of the Rocks live above the sea in the rocks from which they get their name—a collection of bone-white shards of hulking stone that protrude from the jewel-green water like the teeth of a rotting jawbone, sea-stained and crumbling even in their glory. The village is carved into these rocks, carved deep like the tunnels of ants into the earth, and the effect is that of thousands of pin-pricks of light when it is night and the sea and sky are dark. Travelers say it looks as though someone has folded the sky around the rocks like a blanket, and all the stars are on fire.

The melody of the waves lulls the babies to sleep at night in their seaweed-fiber cradles, and the rush of the tide makes them wake in the morning. The People of the Rocks sing love songs about the sea, and they play in its shallows as children, but as men they grow to fear its power and its secrets.

If only we’d known how many secrets the sea held.

Stay tuned for more details coming soon!  

 And as always, if you are excited about this new series, you can follow me on Facebook or sign up for the new releases newsletter to stay up-to-date. 

Monday, November 4, 2013

Guest post by SK Falls: FEVERED SOULS

Four Reasons Why I Write the Fevered Souls Serial: 

The guys are smoking. Ha, you knew I was going to say that, didn’t you? 

When I have a bad day, I can kill someone. I love killing off bad guys to relieve stress. It’s cheaper than therapy!

I love plot twists. In a serial like Fevered Souls, I can add them in at the most (in)opportune times to make a reader sweat. I have more chances for these because each episode ends on a sort of cliffhanger as does each season.

Eden feels like a vacation. Eden, with its smoky, misty mountains and beautiful foliage, is an escape from reality. I could spend months there nestled in some cabin, spying on Dax and Cara. (I mean, writing about them. Note to self: They’re not real people.)

About S.K. Falls

A huge fan of spooky stuff and shoes, S.K. Falls enjoys alternately hitting up the outlet malls and historic graveyards in Charleston, SC where she lives and imbibes coffee. Her husband and two small children seem not to mind when she hastily scribbles novel lines on stray limbs in the absence of notepads.

Since no writer’s biography is complete without mention of her menagerie of animals, you should know she has one dog that doubles as a footstool, a second that functions as a vacuum cleaner, and a cat that ensures she never forgets that her hands are, first and foremost, for pouring cat food.

Find S.K. Falls on:

Cover reveal....BREWER!

Today we have a coooooover reveeeeeeal!

Coming in December...





And here it is!

I chose a lantern for the cover because it's the way Lia signals to Adam that she needs to speak with him. I think it's a rather nice symbol for him.

I just finished the first draft for this, and it will be revised and edited over the next month or so. Brewer should be available in stores in mid December, if all goes according to schedule.

Want to know as soon as Brewer is available? There are several ways to be in the loop! You can "like" me on Facebook, sign up for my Newsletter, or (if you read Kindle) go to my author page and click "notify me of new releases by this author." Voila!

Monday, October 28, 2013

Friday, October 18, 2013

FUGITIVE cover reveal!

Today, everybody, we have a cover reveal for Fugitive, a Frost novelette telling some of Gabe's story from his perspective!

And here it is...




Trust doesn't come easily...Gabe is a fugitive on the run. Betrayed by family back home, hunted by soldiers, he doesn't know who to trust. When Lia Weaver finds him bleeding in the wilderness, his life changes forever.

AUTHOR'S NOTE: This Frost story contains spoilers for books 1-4 of The Frost Chronicles. The events take place up through the end of Bluewing. It can be read after Bluewing/before Aeralis, or after the entire series has been finished.

Fugitive is a Frost novelette of about 16 thousand words (meaning it's a good bit longer than a short story, but not quite long enough to be a novella/novel) that tells part of the story from Gabe's point of view. There's a lot of stuff from his life in Aeralis and more insight into his relationship with his brother. I hope you all enjoy it.

This novelette will be dedicated to reader and fan Natalie Cleary, because she was one of the winners in my recent contest!!! Congrats again, Natalie. :)

Hopefully the novelette will release around the end of this month, so stay tuned for more details. As always, you can like me on Facebook or sign up for my New Releases Newsletter to stay up to date with releases and other news!

Thursday, October 10, 2013

And the winners of the contest are...

Hi everyone!

Remember how I had a contest, and two lucky winners could have a Frost story dedicated to them personally?

Well, the contest ended.

I chose the winners randomly thanks to rafflecopter and

And the two readers who will have a Frost story dedicated to them are:

Raizza Mae Cinco


Natalie Cleary

Congrats, Raizza and Natalie!!!! I've emailed you both already.

Everyone else, thank you for entering to win! I plan to have more contests in the future, so don't worry. Plus, you are all wonderful and lovely. :)

Don't forget, I have a new Facebook page, and you can like it to stay in the loop on new releases and other fun info about my books! Also, Frost is still on sale for $0.99 at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Smashwords! Get it or spread the word while it is still available at the sale price!

Friday, October 4, 2013

Cover Reveal for Cindy Hogan's ADRENALINE RUSH

Today we have a cover reveal for an upcoming release by my friend, bestselling author Cindy Hogan!

Adrenaline Rush by Cindy M. Hogan
Publication date: October 2013
Genres: Suspense, Young Adult


A madman with a mission is kidnapping groups of thrill-seeking high school seniors across the country, and it’s up to Christy to stop him.

To do so, she must take on a fearless alter ego and infiltrate a group of adrenaline junkies bent on pushing life to the limit. Death-defying stunts are only the beginning: two groups fit the profile, and Christy must discover the real target before it’s too late.

If she chooses the wrong group, more people will disappear. But choosing right puts her as the prime target—with no guarantee that she’ll get out alive.

Isn't this a gorgeous cover? I looooooove it! 

Cindy M. Hogan graduated with a secondary education teaching degree and enjoys spending time with unpredictable teenagers. More than anything she loves the time she has with her own teenage daughters and wishes she could freeze them at this fun age. If she's not reading or writing, you'll find her snuggled up with the love of her life watching a great movie or planning their next party. She loves to bake, garden and be outdoors doing a myriad of activities

Monday, September 30, 2013

Want to have a Frost story dedicated to YOU?

Hi everyone!

So, AERALIS has been released!!! And FROST is temporarily on sale at $0.99 to celebrate!!

I am very excited about it, and I want to spread the word to the ENTIRE INTERNET.

Well, at least SOME of the internet. :D

Also, I am writing a new Frost novelette called Fugitive that will be released (hopefully!) in late October or early November, and a Frost novelette called Brewer that will be released in late November or sometime in December.

I was thinking about who to dedicate them to, and then I had the idea to dedicate each of them to a fan of the Frost.

Of course, how to choose??? There are a lot of you. :)

So. I thought we could have a giveaway of sorts. You guys help me spread the word about Aeralis's release and Frost's $0.99 sale, and you can enter in this Rafflecopter giveaway to win. Winners get Fugitive or Brewer dedicated to them. As in your name, in the dedication page, forever. I'll pick 2 winners!

Enter below! No purchase necessary. Etc.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Aeralis is AVAILABLE NOW and Frost is ON SALE!

Hey everybody, so many exciting announcements!


FROST is on sale for just $0.99 for a limited time to celebrate the release of the final book!!

In the icy, monster-plagued world of the Frost, one wrong move and a person could end up dead—and Lia Weaver knows this better than anyone. After the monsters called Watchers kill her parents, she must keep the family farm running despite the freezing cold and threat of monster attacks or risk losing her siblings to reassignment by the village Mayor and his council of Elders. With dangers on all sides, she can’t afford to let her emotions lead her astray. So when her sister finds a fugitive bleeding to death in the forest—a handsome young stranger named Gabe—Lia surprises herself and does the unthinkable.

She saves his life.

And it changes everything.

Buy Frost from Amazon:

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And AERALIS, the final book in the Frost Chronicles, is now available for purchase!

Now, in the final chapter of Lia’s story, she faces her greatest challenge yet. Her beloved brother is dying, and when an unexpected enemy appears in the Frost and threatens her sister’s life, too, Lia must travel to Aeralis, the world of the Farthers, to save her family.

Buy Aeralis from Amazon:

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And lastly...

You can have a Frost story dedicated to you! Enter here to win.


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