Monday, August 5, 2013

Monday Mishmash 8/5/13

Happy Monday! Here's my mishmash of thoughts:
  1. Edits  Yup, I'm still editing my 2014 titles. LOL I love that I have multiple books coming out next year, but man, that adds up to a lot of edits. Good thing I love to edit.
  2. Reading  I finally finished a book I've been reading for a while. I've had limited reading time lately, and as much as I enjoyed the book, I had trouble finding time to read it.
  3. Research  I consider watching teen TV shows research for my target audience. Right now I'm loving Pretty Little Liars and Twisted, both of which are on Tuesday nights.
  4. Free Monthly Newsletter  My monthly newsletter goes out at 5pm EST today. If you aren't signed up but would like to receive one, you can sign up here.
  5. The Monster Within Cover Reveal! My April 7, 2014 title with Spencer Hill Press has a gorgeous cover designed by Lisa Amowitz. I love it!

The moment seventeen-year-old Samantha Thompson crawls out of her grave, her second chance at life begins. She died of cancer with her long-time boyfriend, Ethan, by her side—a completely unfair shot at life.
     But Ethan found a way to bring her back, like he promised he would. Only Sam came back wrong.
     She's now a monster that drains others' lives to survive. And after she kills, she’s tortured by visions—glimpses into her victims would-have-been futures had she not killed them. Barely able to live with herself and trying to make things right, Sam ends up a pawn in a vicious game of payback within the local coven of witches.
     But when the game reveals what Ethan had to do to save Sam, she must make a choice that will change all their lives forever.
Title: The Monster Within
Author: Kelly Hashway
Publisher: Spencer Hill Press
ISBN:  978-1-937053-85-7
Release Date: 4/7/2014
Formats: Paper, e-book
If you'd like to request an ARC, please use the reviewer form on our website. ARCs will ship in January 2014. 

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

47 comments:

  1. My grandmother's birthday was yesterday, and treated her to French Toast.

    I was originally planning to make her a coconut cake (Homemade, no mix) but our oven died on us two months ago. We can only use the stovetop to cook, and I fear it will be months before we can afford to replace it.

    I MISS baking like you wouldn't believe!

    Otherwise, things have been okay.

    I made some headway on my two WIP books, I'm hoping to have them drafted before September.

    I can relate to the reading getting tough during other writer-centric tasks. But I will get on top of that this week.

    I watch various shows and movies to research, too, but it took me a long time to believe that, if you're used to associating research as solely a scholar-like affair, but unlike nonfiction, this research doesn't feel onerus in the same ways, and I LOVE that.

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    1. Happy birthday to your grandmother. That was so sweet of you to treat her to French toast. :)

      Good luck with your two books, Taurean!

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  2. Your new novel sounds intriguing. Gorgeous cover too. Adding it to my TBR list (wish I had time to read them all). Congratulations on another book.

    My mind says get busy and revise the story my publisher said to revise. After I play on the Internet for a while. :)

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  3. I love your new cover! Congrats on how many books you have coming out next year. It's so exciting! I'm just barely starting on the first draft of a WIP. I doubt it will be revised by the time your 2014 books come out. :P

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  4. Reminds me of this game I used to play. The necromancers would drain so much of your energy, you couldn't even run to get away. You wound up in a temple and would have to pray to come back to life. If you didn't pray, your spirit would remain a ghost in the temple. Weird as heck, and a little creepy. :)

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  5. Wow! Love the cover! You do write some dark themes! But always with a moral!

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    1. Thanks. Yes, I like dark themes, but there's always something to take from the story. :)

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  6. I think working in publishing has warped my sense of time. I saw your release date and my immediate thought was "wow, that's right around the corner". :)

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    1. LOL. Yeah, the deal was announced over a year ago, but the cover is just being revealed, so it's not that fast. Does seem it though. :)

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  7. Good luck with the edits! Pretty Little Liars is an addicting show too.

    Also, your cover is gorgeous :)

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    1. Thanks, Samantha!

      Yes, I love the show. It's creepy because it could happen, you know?

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  8. I like the way you conduct research *wink* - you're right on target :-)

    P.S. Awesome cover, congrats!

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  9. Wow! So many awesome books coming from you, Kelly! Congrats!

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  10. Sounds like an awesome book. Congrats on the fab cover!

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  11. WOW! The Monster Within sounds fascinating. What a great cover!

    How fun that tv is actually research. Love it!
    ~Jess

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  12. I love masks, sometimes I just browse them on Etsy for fun. It's a fantastic cover and it sounds like a terrific story!

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  13. The book sounds really interesting! Great cover. I like your research technique. I watch Under the Dome for research ;)

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    1. Thanks, Auden! I haven't seen Under the Dome but I know people who watch it. I should check it out.

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  14. Your new novel sounds like it's going to be a great read Kelly! My niece and I love reading books together so I will definitely be adding this on our shared book list. Fantastic job on the cover and best of luck with all of your upcoming projects!

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  15. Oooh! That story sounds terrifying. It reminds me of one of my favorite lines from the movie Pet Sematary: "Sometimes, dead is better."

    Good luck with the edits!

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  16. Great cover, Kelly! It's already in my TBR pile. Congrats on all those edits!

    Don

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  17. Sounds like you've had a busy summer. I binge read. Lots all at once and then a page here and there. Looks like a great story, but I am sooooo backed up! One day soon I will win the lottery and have all the time in the world. :-)

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    1. Ah to dream. lol Would be nice, right?

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  18. I love your cover. I can't wait to get a copy.

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  19. It is a good cover, Kelly. I conveys the genre perfectly, though only you and your editors know how well it captures the story. Looking forward to hearing what becomes of your new project that is keeping you in front of the TV Tuesdays :)

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    1. I love the cover. Lisa did such an incredible job on it. I couldn't be happier. :)

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  20. The cover is cool! Can't wait to read The Monster within :)
    TV series can give you a lot of inspiration, good choice!

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  21. I really appreciate your professional approach. These are pieces of very useful information that will be of great use for me in future.

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