Monday, May 22, 2017

Monday Mishmash 5/22/17


Happy Monday! Monday Mishmash is a weekly meme dedicated to sharing what's on your mind. Feel free to grab the button and post your own Mishmash.

Here's what's on my mind today:
  1. Drafting  I took a week off after drafting two books and a novella in a row. I'm ready to dive into the last book in the Lies We Tell trilogy this week.
  2. Field Trip  I am chaperoning a field trip this Thursday to a cranberry bog. Please do an anti-rain dance for me. The weather is looking dreadful for the second half of this week. :(
  3. Editing  I'm waiting on a client edit and taking advantage of the free time to write, write, write!
  4. 9 Releases!!!!  Because I'm completely crazy, I agreed to be part of an anthology releasing on Thanksgiving. What am I thinking? That will make 9 releases this year. I may need to be fitted for a straitjacket by December!
  5. Dying Laptop  I'm pretty sure my laptop is on its last leg. :( I love my MacBook Pro and am not happy about needing to buy a new one.
That's it for me. What's on your mind today?

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Marked Beauty Cover Reveal




MARKED BEAUTY by S.A. Larsen
Title: Marked Beauty
Author: S.A. Larsen
Publisher: Ellysian Press
Release Date: October 2017

Uncovering hidden secrets can sometimes kill you . . . or worse, steal your soul.

Anastasia Tate has a secret. She can feel the emotions of others through their life energy auras. Not a welcome gift for a teenager. Especially when a sinister presence begins stalking her.

Viktor Castle also has a secret. He’s tasked with protecting humanity yet cursed by an ancient evil to destroy it.

After Viktor saves Ana’s life, her abilities grow stronger. Drawn together, she senses Viktor has answers to lifelong questions. Only he shuns her at every turn, knowing he has saved her only to put her in more danger.

As Ana struggles with her attraction to Viktor, he tries everything to bury his unexpected feelings for her. But they must find a middle ground. For only together can they combat the dark forces threatening both their lives . . . and their souls.

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About the Author
S.A. LARSEN is the author of the award-winning novel Motley Education, the first book in a fantasy-adventure series for middle grade readers. Her work has appeared in numerous local publications and young adult anthologies Gears of Brass and Under A Brass Moon by Curiosity Quills Press. Marked Beauty is her debut young adult novel. Find her in the land of snowy winters and the occasional Eh’ya with her husband of over twenty-five years, four children, a playful pooch, and three kittens.

Visit her cyber home anytime at www.salarsenbooks.com.
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Giveaway
This is a #hashtag giveaway, where two lucky winners will receive a FREE eBook of Marked Beauty upon its release.
To participate:
  • Share one of the premade images via Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. Or write up a blog post using one of the images.
  • Include #MarkedBeauty in your description.
  • Optional for extra entry: include Add to Goodreads (with link) in your description.
***Posts MUST contain the hashtag #MarkedBeauty for entry into the giveaway or we won’t be able to find you.
Pre-made tweets (you add the image)
"A lust 4 life energy. An ancient curse. One soul's journey thru death 2 find the cure." #MarkedBeauty #CoverReveal http://bit.ly/2qdE0q0
"Uncovering some secrets can kill you, or worse ... steal your soul." #MarkedBeauty #CoverReveal http://bit.ly/2qdE0q0 #YAlit
An ancient race. A timid girl. And a journey to the in-between. #MarkedBeauty #CoverReveal http://bit.ly/2qdE0q0 #YAlit
The giveaway begins May 17th and will be open until May 23rd. Winners will be announced May 24th via social media.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Monday Mishmash 5/15/17


Happy Monday! Monday Mishmash is a weekly meme dedicated to sharing what's on your mind. Feel free to grab the button and post your own Mishmash.

Here's what's on my mind today:
  1. Drafting  I finished another draft on Saturday. That makes three books and one novella drafted in 2017 so far. Now you know where I've been. ;)
  2. Editing  I have two client edits to work on this week. 
  3. Mother's Day  I hope all you Moms (I think that word merits capitalization.) had a wonderful Mother's Day. I know I did. My daughter got me books, a new day planner, and she made me 10 adorable character bookmarks. She knows me so well. :)
  4. Revising  This week I need to revise the second book in the Lies We Tell series so I can get it to my editor by June.
  5. It Was Always You e-ARC Signups  I've begun sending out e-ARCs of It Was Always You. I still have a few spots open, so if you're interested in receiving an e-ARC in exchange for an honest review, sign up here
    Aria Carmichael and Nate Dixon have the perfect friendship—completely ignoring the fact that they’ve been in love with each other for the better part of twelve years.
    When a night filled with too many drinks lowers their inhibitions, they both question if they could take their relationship to a new level.
    But a job opportunity threatens to put more than just physical distance between them. Will their romance end before it’s even truly begun?
That's it for me. What's on your mind today?

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

It Was Always You Cover Reveal!



Check out this cover for IT WAS ALWAYS YOU written under my pen name Ashelyn Drake! Coming July 10th!


About It Was Always You: 

Aria Carmichael and Nate Dixon have the perfect friendship—completely ignoring the fact that they’ve been in love with each other for the better part of twelve years.
When a night filled with too many drinks lowers their inhibitions, they both question if they could take their relationship to a new level.
But a job opportunity threatens to put more than just physical distance between them. Will their romance end before it’s even truly begun?

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You can read AFTER LOVING YOU written as Ashelyn Drake for *free* now! Pick up your copy today! 


About After Loving You: 

When Mia Thompson and Jared Grande break up before #college, they think that's the end for them.
But two years later, Mia is stalking Jared's #Facebook page and he's contacting her every chance he gets. Even though they're both seeing other people, they can't seem to say good-bye to the past they shared.
One way or another, they'll have to figure out how to #love again. Is it time to get back together or time to move on?

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Monday, May 8, 2017

Monday Mishmash 5/8/17


Happy Monday! Monday Mishmash is a weekly meme dedicated to sharing what's on your mind. Feel free to grab the button and post your own Mishmash.

Here's what's on my mind today:
  1. Drafting  I've written two books and a novella so far this year. I'm working on another book right now and will still need to write one more before the fall. Yikes! People ask me how I fast draft, and honestly, it's out of necessity. With my editing schedule being so full, it would take me years to write a book if I didn't fast draft.
  2. It Was Always You Cover Reveal  Wednesday is the cover reveal for It Was Always You, book one in the Ashelyn Drake Love Chronicles series! I can't wait to share it with you all. In the meantime, you can add it to your Goodreads shelf here.
  3. Freebie Alert!  May 9th-13th, After Loving You will be FREE! That's right. FREE! I recently pulled the book from my wide distribution and put it in KU so I can run special sales like this. Make sure you grab your free copy during those dates.
  4. Giveaway  If you're a newsletter subscriber, today is the last day to click that link in my last newsletter and enter to win a hardcover copy of To Catch a Killer by Sheryl Scarborough. Not a subscriber? Sign up here now so you don't miss out on my next giveaway!
  5. Editing  I'm finishing up a client edit this week before the next one arrives.
  6. Blogging Schedule (or lack of)  You might have noticed MM was the only post last week. Between editing and drafting, I've been swamped. Monday Mishmash will continue, but I'll only post again during the week if I have something to share.
That's it for me. What's on your mind today?

Monday, May 1, 2017

Monday Mishmash 5/1/17


Happy Monday! Monday Mishmash is a weekly meme dedicated to sharing what's on your mind. Feel free to grab the button and post your own Mishmash.

Here's what's on my mind today:
  1. Drafting  I'm finishing up a draft today. At least that's the plan. Wish me luck, please.
  2. Publishing craziness   Last week I realized I'm releasing 8 books this year. I've officially lost my mind. I'll be curled up in a ball by December. 
  3. Editing  I'm editing for a client this week. Nothing new there. This month is pretty packed with client edits.
  4. Blogging schedule  I'm going to be throwing my old schedule out the window. Monday Mishmash will stay, but Writer Wednesdays will only occur when I have something to say. I've been struggling for topics. Feel free to suggest some. My Friday Feature posts haven't been getting many views, so I'm cutting them out of my schedule for a while.
  5. How on earth is it May already?  When did that happen? I swear it was just February. This year is going by way too quickly.
That's it for me. What's on your mind today?

Friday, April 28, 2017

Friday Feature: Fated



A Witch
An Immortal
And a Soul Reaper

Lana Longhorn has a "special gift" that causes people to reveal their deepest, darkest secrets. She thinks it's the reason for the tragic accident that killed her parents when she was a child and has become an expert at hiding her gift from the world by age eighteen.  That is, until a soul reaper from Hel walks into her life.
 
From the moment they meet, Syn Shabaka pushes Lana's buttons. He is the first person she's ever met who is immune to her gift, and the first person to offer her a way to be with other gifted people like her. The offer tempts her, but fear that he will discover the truth about her adopted family keeps her from accepting. 

Lana has already lost one set of parents, and she refuses to lose another. As sparks fly between the pair, Lana must decide what is important, keeping her family safe or finding her happiness.

Check out the first novella in Ednah Walter's new Mystic Academy series! You won't regret it. Grab it here.


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