Monday, June 17, 2013

Monday Mishmash 6/17/13

Happy Monday! Here's my mishmash of thoughts:
  1. Father's Day  I hope everyone had a great Father's Day! I got to spend all of Saturday with my dad and then Sunday with my father-in-law.
  2. Advantage Heartbreak is only $0.99!  Swoon Romance put a bunch of their titles on sale through July 31st and the second novella in my Game. Set. Match. Heartbreak series is one of them. I hope you'll download it during this offer. Find it here.
  3. Library  Now that summer break is here, my daughter and I will be spending a lot of time at the library. :)
  4. YA Crush Tourney  Torin St. James from Ednah Walter's Runes is in the YA Crush Tourney. I love Torin, so make sure you vote for him. 
  5. Immortals by Ednah Walters Cover Reveal Here are the print and ebook covers!
Nothing can stop Raine Cooper when she wants something.



Raine finally knows that her gorgeous neighbor, Torin St. James, is a legend straight out of Norse mythology but that doesn't stop her from falling hard for him. Torin is crazy about Raine too, breaking the one rule he lives by: Never fall for a mortal. The problem is he no longer remembers her or that she saved him by making a deal with Norns—Norse destiny deities—the same Norns who have now erased his memories of their past together to punish her.

So Raine comes up with a plan...

She will make Torin forget his one rule a second time and fall in love with her all over again. But before Raine can put her plan into action, the Norns return. This time, they demand she protects Eirik Seville, her best friend since childhood, from an evil so dark even the Norns are scared.

But you know what they say about well-laid plans.

Caught between protecting Eirik and convincing the stubborn, cocky Torin St. James that the two of them are meant to be together, Raine's life slowly unravels. Friendships are tested. Enemies become allies. Desperate, Raine makes choices that could not only tear her and Torin further apart, but lead to the destruction of everything and everyone she loves.

Release Date:
August 5th 2013 by Firetrail Publishing

And there's a giveaway!

That's it for me. What's on your mind today?

57 comments:

  1. Hope you had fun celebrating Father's Day :) Immortals sounds awesome--thanks for the introduction to the series!

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    1. Yes, I did. Thanks! It's a great series. You should check it out.

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  2. My DD txted her dad from Vienna, where she is on a triathlon with new husband!!!

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  3. Sounds like you had a great Father's Day weekend.

    The books look interesting. Will have to add them to my to-read list.

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  4. I'm happy you got to celebrate Father's Day with yours, both of them. Congrats to your CP and to Ednah for the short story and book. :-)

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  5. My Father's Day was great, too...spent with my hubby and kids. I'll have to check out the books...I like mythology and Immortals sounds interesting.

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    1. Runes is book one. They are both worth the read.

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  6. The Immortals have beautiful covers

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  7. Kelly, congrats on all the good works rolling out. Question: do you know what authors are writing in the YA arena that feature teenagers of color or from underrepresented backgrounds? I can't help but notice that most of the YA reading materials feature white kids (even if they are half Fae, werewolves or whatever). This is not a criticism, just a question. I think back to my own days as a teenager and remember feeling like there weren't a lot of YA materials that addressed some of my life concerns (granted there wasn't much to choose from generally; most of us had to suffice with Judy Blume). The world is different 30 years later and I know that YA has exploded into all sorts of phenomenal directions. I know of Jacqueline Woodson's work, but few others. Thanks!

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    1. Check out LM Preston's YA novels and I think another is LA Banks.

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    2. Sorry to butt in, as a person of color (20 & college student) I can say that as an avid reader of YA since I was little, YA hasn't made the strides Adult Fantasy/Sci-fi has. I think writers are going to have to start actively writing in characters of multiple backgrounds and really pushing (although I know it's hard) for covers to better reflect characters, which is why I always feature characters in my writing who are more representative of how society is.

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    3. I have people of different backgrounds in my Game. Set. Match. Heartbreak series and in my Birth of the Phoenix series. We really do need more of this.

      And never apologize for contributing to the conversation, Patrice. I love to hear from you. :)

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  8. Spooky-cool covers from Walter's immortals! Bound to attract attention.

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  9. I always love Ednah's cover. So colorful!!!

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  10. My daughter rode out to the sand bar with us yesterday. It was a great time. We met some friends out there (place was packed with over 40 boats!)

    Got me some sun, now it's back to work!

    P.S. The girl in the first cover resembles Kristen Stewart.

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    1. You think? I'm not seeing it.

      Sounds like fun. :)

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  11. I never knew about this series, thanks for introduction...I'll have to check it out!

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  12. Revisiting some of the delights of my recent road trip, and sharing photos of the most amazing B & B.

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  13. Hi there Kelly,

    Saw your post on the VerlaKay website. Nice blog you have here. Good luck with your YA Novels. I had no idea that YA was so diverse in subject!

    Take care,
    Maureen
    eatingkidsmedia.blogspot.com

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    1. Hi, Maureen. Thanks for stopping by. I'm off to check out your blog.

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    2. Hi Kelly,

      Thanks for stopping by my blog and giving me my very first comment! I saw your g+ profile (stalkerish, I know o_o) and noticed you went to ESU. One of my friends graduated from there. Small world, eh?

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    3. I had no idea I had ESU on there. lol But yes, I went there. :) And you are very welcome for the comment. I always try to comment back to everyone as my way of saying thanks for visiting my blog. I've met so many great people that way.

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  14. Awesome! I love the premise of these books, and I too will be spending much time at the library, but that's year round for us. (We home school.) Too bad we're not local, eh? Otherwise we might run into each other.

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  15. Have fun in the library. A great way to bond, as well as finding great books. :)

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  16. Just took advantage of the advantage heartbreak deal! Can't wait to see what happens next!

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  17. OH, the eyes in that second cover are captivating. This week is all about trying to catch up in prep for our family vacation. Somehow July is right around the corner.

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  18. Nothing warms my heart like hearing about mother/daughter time at the library :-)

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  19. Library time was always my favorite time of the summer. Still is, come to think of it.

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    1. It is a great way to spend your time. :)

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  20. I've always loved the name Raine ;)

    My mom would take me and my brother to the library when we were kids. Always looked forward to it.

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    1. Same here! We always went to the library when I was growing up. I loved it. Still do.

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  21. Striking covers! Congratulations to Ednah!

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  22. Great covers. I've notice that covers on books are becoming a piece of art on their own. Hard to pick when they're all so inviting.

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  23. Ah, Father's Day. I miss my father. I made DH a chocolate cake, and the kids & I ate most of it.
    The library with your daughter sounds great.

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    1. My daughter made chocolate cupcakes for my husband and her grandfathers. :)

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    1. Don't quote me but I think that may become the cover. Not sure though. I heard that there's a vote.

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  25. I love the covers.

    I remember spending a lot of time in libraries during past summers.

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