Monday, November 3, 2014

Monday Mishmash 11/3/14


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. Absence of Light by Meradeth Houston  Congrats to Meradeth on the release of her newest book! It's on my Kindle right now!

Leah’s always seen the shadow creatures. She thought she was immune to their evil—until now.

She’s walked into a massacre, stolen a BMW, and is running from the law for a crime she didn’t commit. Nineteen-year-old Leah’s life just went from mildly abnormal to totally crazy at lightning speed. But no one will believe that the shadow creatures are framing her for the murder, because she’s the only one that can see them. At least that’s what she thought.

When Leah stumbled across a group who share her ability, she discovers they have something she doesn’t: a way to fight back. When the group offers to teach her how to kill the shadow creatures, Leah jumps at the chance. But something is brewing with the creatures. They’re tracking down the hunters like there’s no tomorrow. Leah suspects that maybe there won’t be, and it’s up to her to make sure tomorrow comes. Because she’ll do anything to stop the shadows, including risking her life—and the life of the one she loves—to keep the world from being lost to darkness forever. 



Check it out on Amazon: Barnes and Noble: Evernight TeenGoodreads.

2. Riven and Prodigal Double Cover Reveal  The very awesome Sherry Ficklin and Tyler Jolley have two gorgeous new covers to reveal. Check out Riven and Prodigal in the Lost Imperials Series.



Release Date: May 5, 2015
Publisher: Clean Teen Publishing

What should be a routine mission leaves Ethan with a serious problem. He’s fractured—a break between mind and body that leaves him at the mercy of his Rifter abilities, which are quickly tearing him apart. He will have to trust the only person who might know how to fix him, a mysterious Rifter named Stewart Stills, who seems to have a special connection with the time stream.

Forced to face his dark past and a decision he may never forgive himself for, he will be trained unlike any of the others, to become a true guardian for time. If he accepts, it will mean leaving everyone he loves behind. If he refuses, time itself could unravel. After a glimpse of the dark future awaiting them all, he will have to choose between destiny and desire. Will he rise up and take his place as a defender of the natural order, or will he watch as all of time burns at the hands of the girl he loves?

Welcome to the time war.



Release Date: May 5, 2015
Publisher: Clean Teen Publishing

Stein has been with the Hollows for as long as she can remember. Taken as a child, she has no memories of her past—and that’s always been fine by her. Until the day she stumbles across a hidden journal containing the devastating truth about her paternity. Now everything she thought she knew—and everyone she thought she could trust—has changed. The truth about who she is and where she came from is a secret so deep, it will rock the Hollows and the Tesla Institute alike.

During a test to verify her bloodlines, Stein makes a terrible discovery. She is carrying a rare genetic mutation that is slowly killing her. Unsure who to turn to and running out of time, she has no choice but to turn to Tesla—her most hated enemy—for help. But can she trust the man who she’s been fighting against her whole life, or will she end up another piece in his deadly game of cat and mouse with the people who betrayed her so long ago?

3. Rite of Rejection by Sarah Negovetich  I couldn't be happier for my agent! Her upcoming release looks amazing. Check it out.

http://www.sarahnegovetich.com/p/author.html

Releasing December 4th, 2014
Straight-laced, sixteen-year-old Rebecca can’t wait for her Acceptance. A fancy ball, eligible bachelors, and her debut as an official member of society. Instead, the Machine rejects Rebecca. Labeled as a future criminal, she’s shipped off to a life sentence in a lawless penal colony.
A life behind barbed wire fences with the world’s most dangerous people terrifies Rebecca. She reluctantly joins a band of misfit teens in a risky escape plan, complete with an accidental fiancĂ© she’s almost certain she can learn to love.
But freedom comes with a price. To escape a doomed future and prove her innocence Rebecca must embrace the criminal within.
Pre-order Available now at Amazon, B&N, Kobo &; iTunes
4. Editing  November is packed with client edits for me. That means no NaNoWriMo yet again. I've never actually participated though I have unofficially joined the fun in the past. Still, I finished a draft in October so I'm okay with missing out. Good luck to all who are fast drafting this month.

5.  Into the Fire Challenge Winner Announced!  On November 1st, I announced the winner of the #IntotheFireChallenge. Congrats to Sherry Alexander! She will appear as a phoenix in the third and final book in the Birth of the Phoenix series.

6.  Promo Like a Mad Woman!  I've had a lot of author events lately, and while I'm busy and I got sick, I'm having a blast. Here are some recent photos from my events.
Family Reading Festival in the Fairlane Village Mall in Pottsville, PA

Moravian Book Shop in Bethlehem, PA with Cyn Balog, Kristi Cook, Molly Cochran, and Jennifer Murgia

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

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42 comments:

  1. Thanks a million for the shout-out! And dang, I've totally just added a ton more books to my TBR :) Best of luck with your promo fun and everything else!!

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    1. I know what you mean. I'm reading your book now, but I'll be reading these other three very shortly after. :)

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  2. Great photos. I'm NaNo-ing this year to get the first draft of my second novel finished. I'm on target so far. Have a great week.

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  3. I love promo photos! Reminds me I have a conference coming up this week. :)

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  4. Congratulations on all of your author events, Kelly! Great pictures!
    And how fantastic you finished a draft in October. I won't be participating in NaNo because I am swamped with book reviews and scheduling upcoming visits. I also want really work on which children's book I want to release next.
    Happy Monday! I love the book covers

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    1. Ooh, new releases are always fun. Good luck!

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  5. A lot of good-looking books coming out. If only there was more time to read them. Love your pictures. Have a great week.

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  6. Quite a number of releases! Terrific shots, Kelly!

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  7. You are one of the busiest ladies I know. Great releases and great pix.

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    1. Staying busy keeps me out of trouble. ;)

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  8. Kelly, you are one busy bee!
    Yay to Meradeth and Sarah N on their new books! And I do love the high concept designs on the Fiklin/Jolley covers.

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  9. I've got Absence on my Kindle too! Yay Meradeth. So many intriguing books on the horizon. How are we to keep up with them all? I especially love Rite's cover.

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    1. Yes, so many. Now I need more time to read.

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  10. Those are some cool book covers.

    Great photos of your events!

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  11. Whoa. Rite of Rejection sounds awesome! I'll have to pick that up when it comes out. I like those steampunk covers for The Lost Imperials series. So nifty!

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    1. I love Sherry and Tylers covers so much!

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  12. It looks like you're having SO much fun at your author events!

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  13. Thank you so much for posting our cover reveal, Kelly! You are so awesome! I appreciate it!

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    1. Any time! You and Sherry are awesome and I'm happy to help you both. :)

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  14. Looks like you have had some fun events going on! :)

    So excited for Meradeth's book!
    ~Jess

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  15. Amazing covers and great pics overall. I have Meradeth's book on my Kindle. Congrats to Sherry.

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  16. I'm not a NaNoWriMo gal, and I sort of think you don't need that sort of encouragement to draft and get to the finish line, either. I join your good wishes for a productive month for the million and a half who are reportedly on the wagon now.

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    1. I think some people definitely need that motivation, and it's great that they get it twice a year from this event. Me, I might need motivation to slow down sometimes. ;)

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  17. There are so many great books coming out! Congrats to everyone!

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  18. Ooh! The Riven covers are riveting! I'm stoked for Meradeth, and saw Sarah's cover just a little earlier today. So many awesome things happening.

    Kelley, I'm going to come to you when I can finally get out my house enough to promote--to get your advice about live events. =)

    Unleashing the Dreamworld

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    1. Feel free to pick my brain, Crystal. :)

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  19. I'm sadly not attempting Nano this year, too much else I need to do, but I am doing PiBoIdMo again this year, and maybe 2015 I can actually draft one of my ideas from PiBoIdMo 2013...

    Anyway, I got a new edition of "Weekly Readings" up yesterday, hope you'll stop by when you have a spare moment.

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  20. Oh my gosh... all great covers and inciting stories. I hate that, means I can't just pick one! Promo-maven, you go!

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  21. Those covers are beautiful! Congrats to Sherry, and hope you're feeling a lot better now, Kelly. Take care ~

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