Friday, August 31, 2012


Insider is live on amazon!

And don't forget, I still have Outsider Extras to do and of course I'm going to do Insider Extras as well. So you'll have plenty of Sophie, Caeden, and the whole pack, between now and when the 3rd book comes out.

And if you didn't see my previous post Outsider is only .99 for today, tomorrow, and Sunday. On Monday it goes back up to $2.99. If you haven't purchased it yet, now's your chance!


Outsider is available for .99 this weekend only! If you haven't already purchased it, now's your chance! So, go, go, go!
And I uploaded Insider to amazon/nook! I'll let you know when it goes live!

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Team Caeden

It's looking like Insider's going to release early! Yippee! I don't know when, since editing isn't complete yet (almost), but maybe this weekend. I hope! My birthday is next Friday and so my best friend Shelby made me this awesome shirt. Be jealous, very jealous! Haha! (I am planning on opening a cafe press store where you can purchase book merchandise)

Monday, August 27, 2012


I'm done! I'm done! Done! Done! Done! Done! That's right I'm done with Insider! Cue my victory dance!

Alright, now I'm done dancing.
Insider is clocking in around 68,000 words. (Outsider was 92,000) BUT some of the stuff that was going to be at the end of Insider is better suited for the third book. (Tentatively scheduled to release in March) Also, it might get longer with editing because I usually add 5,000 to 10,000 words. So, we'll see.
I will try to start editing tomorrow and after I edit it, it's edited again by someone else, but it may be released early. (I hope) If it is, I'll be sure to make an announcement when it goes live.

Also, all my books are getting new covers! Yay! More excitement!

This means, I'm postponing the giveaway. DON'T FROWN! It'll probably take place around the end of September instead of the beginning. It just all depends on how long it takes to get them done. But just know, that I have not forgotten the giveaway.

Several items have also been added to the giveaway (nothing big). We decided  not to do bracelets (they took too long to make) but I do have a test one that I have no interest in keeping so it's been added to the giveaway. And my 9 year old cousin Jordan, sweetie pie that she is, made me some things to giveaway out of perler beads which are seriously, like, the coolest things ever.

The bracelet has wooden beads, a cupcake charm, S charm, a wolf charm, C charm, and a heart that says made with love.

Left: Cupcake for Lucinda's
Right: Perry the Panda (you'll have to read Insider to learn about Perry)

P.S. I'm going to try to open a cafe press store sometime soon so you'll be able to buy all kinds of book merchandise that way. ;) 

Oh, and I want to let you all know that there's not a whole lot of action in Insider (there is some, it's not boring or anything), but there's not some big battle. I don't want you to be disappointed so I'm warning you now. I expect the 3rd book to have a lot more action.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012


I'm writing Caeden and Sophie's graduation! I think I might cry! These characters are like my kids!

Monday, August 20, 2012


I am so excited to read Origin by Jessica Khoury! I've been hearing about this book for a while and it releases on September 4th! Here's the link for the book trailer: Origin Book Trailer

And Jessica is also doing an amazing, fantastical, extravagant, giveaway here.

Here's the synopsis:

An electrifying action-romance that's as thoughtful as it is tragic
Pia has grown up in a secret laboratory hidden deep in the Amazon rain forest. She was raised by a team of scientists who have created her to be the start of a new immortal race. But on the night of her seventeenth birthday, Pia discovers a hole in the electric fence that surrounds her sterile home--and sneaks outside the compound for the first time in her life.
Free in the jungle, Pia meets Eio, a boy from a nearby village. Together, they embark on a race against time to discover the truth about Pia's origin--a truth with deadly consequences that will change their lives forever.
Origin is a beautifully told, shocking new way to look at an age-old desire: to live forever, no matter the cost.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Goodreads Giveaway

The giveaway for a signed copy of Outsider is ending soon. Click below to enter. :)

(P.S. This is NOT the big giveaway)




Saturday, August 18, 2012

Important! (Please Read!)

My bestest friend, Shelby (you may find her floating around here in the comments) (she also refers to me as Mimi, haha) is interested in making bracelets for Outsider. But would you guys be interested in buying them? So comment below and let me know. If there's enough interest then she'll do it. 

And here's a cute Caeden scene:

Caeden smiled at the little girl. Her hair was super curly and pale blond. She was dressed in a pink and green flowered dress and was probably the cutest thing I had ever seen. “Can I have a high-five?” he stuck his hand out.
The little girl smiled, her teeth pearly white and widely spaced apart. She smacked her tiny hand against Caeden’s large one. My stomach lurched with some unknown emotion. 

Wednesday, August 15, 2012


I've been busy today and battling a killer headache or I would've posted a peek earlier. It's almost 10 o' clock at night and my headache is FINALLY gone so I'm just now getting down to business and writing. It's never too late? Right? Haha.

I saw this video on youtube and I just had to share the awesomness that is this band. Just wow.

This song is actually on the Insider playlist. Carrie's voice is just killer.


“If we don’t get in bed soon I’m going to fall asleep in your arms.”
He laughed and nuzzled my neck. “That wouldn’t be a bad thing.”
I pulled away and headed to the door. After the third try it clicked and the door swung open. I let the dogs go first before I stepped inside. The dogs headed straight for my room.
“They’re going to totally hog the bed,” I said to Caeden as I closed and locked the door.
Grinning, he whispered, “You’re right.”
We tiptoed quietly down the hallway and into my room. Sure enough the two dogs were on the bed snoozing.
“Murph, Arch, off the bed,” commanded Caeden.
Murphy immediately obliged but Archie opened his eyes and quirked his brow before going back to sleep. Caeden through his arms in the air and looked at me.
“Well, I tried.” He hooked his thumbs into the back of his shirt and yanked it off.

This is my dog, Tucker, after he ate his dinner. Haha. I guess he got his tummy full and decided he needed a nap. 

Friday, August 10, 2012

Oh Bryce

Here's a peek:

“What are you watching?”
“Infomercials,” I said.
Bryce laughed and wiped his hands on his pajama pants before grabbing the house phone off the side table. “These are the best. I love calling and asking them questions.”
“Like what?”
“You’ll see,” he grinned mischievously, waggling his eyebrows, and punched in the number. 

Onyx Book Trailer

Yay! The Onyx book trailer released today! It's amazing! I think I swooned a bit watching it. Ah, Daemon. Obsidian is the first book in the Lux series and if you haven't read it yet then you need to get right on that! Click here to watch the Onyx book trailer. Click here to watch the Obsidian book trailer.


When seventeen-year-old Katy Swartz moved to West Virginia right before her senior year, she’d pretty much resigned herself to thick accents, dodgy internet access, and a whole lot of boring, but then she spotted her hot neighbor, with his looming height and eerie green eyes. Things were looking up…until he opened his mouth. Daemon Black is infuriating. Arrogant. Stab-worthy. It’s hate at first sight, but when a stranger attacks her and Daemon literally freezes time with a wave of his hand, well, something…unexpected happens. The hot guy next door? Well, he’s an alien. Turns out that Daemon and his sister have a galaxy of enemies wanting to steal their abilities and Katy is caught in the crosshairs. Daemon’s touch has lit her up like the Vegas Strip and the only way she’s getting out of this alive is by sticking close to him until her alien mojo fades. That is if she doesn’t kill him first.


Being connected to Daemon Black sucks…

Thanks to his alien mojo, Daemon’s determined to prove what he feels for me is more than a product of our bizarro connection. So I’ve sworn him off, even though he’s running more hot than cold these days. But we’ve got bigger problems.

Something worse than the Arum has come to town…

The Department of Defense are here. If they ever find out what Daemon can do and that we're linked, I’m a goner. So is he. And there's this new boy in school who’s got a secret of his own. He knows what’s happened to me and he can help, but to do so, I have to lie to Daemon and stay away from him. Like that's possible. Against all common sense, I'm falling for Daemon. Hard.

But then everything changes…

I’ve seen someone who shouldn’t be alive. And I have to tell Daemon, even though I know he’s never going to stop searching until he gets the truth. What happened to his brother? Who betrayed him? And what does the DOD want from them—from me?

No one is who they seem. And not everyone will survive the lies…

In other news:

I want to move. So bad. Virginia officially has the freakiest weather ever. I feel like I was up half the night because the thunder was so loud. And yesterday we even had like, 3 flood warnings, and a tornado warning. A tornado warning! In Virginia! 

Then this morning the sun's shining on the way to my aunt's house. Suddenly it get's really dark. And I'm like, "Whaaaaaaat? Where'd the sun go?"It was there and then it just wasn't. Here's a pic, it looked darker in real life though. 

Also, check out this blog. Nitika is an aspiring an author an would love to have more followers and feedback on her work. 

Thursday, August 9, 2012


Today I decided to do something a little different. I'm going to tell you the books I'm looking forward to coming out the most this year. I will provide you with a link if you want to check it out and I will also list the previous books if it is the continuation of a series. It would also be awesome if you'd comment below with books you're looking forward to (please leave a link if you can, so I don't have to look for it) I'm hoping this will allow all of us the chance to discover new books! And there may also be a small peek of Insider. ;)

1. The Evolution of Mara Dyer- Michelle Hodkin (this is the 2nd book, the 1st is titled The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer) (I want this book, I want this book, I want this book! Maybe if I chant it long enough it'll magically appear, haha)

2. Origin- Jessica Khoury

3. Finale- Becca Fitzpatrick (Final book in Hush, Hush Saga) 1st book is Hush, Hush 2nd is, Crescendo, 3rd is Silence

4. The Raven Boys- Maggie Steifvater

5. Opal- Jennifer Armentrout (3rd book in the Lux Series) 1st is Obsidian, 2nd is Onyx (amazon has released Onyx (paperback) early)

6. Deity- Jennifer Armentrout (I NEED THIS BOOK!!!!!) This is the 3rd book in the Half-blood series. 1st book is titled Half-blood, 2nd is Pure. (follow link above)

7. Cursed- Jennifer Armentrout (follow link above)

8. Tiger's Destiny- Colleen Houck 1st book in the series is titled Tiger's Curse, then Tiger's Quest, and Tiger's Voyage. This is one of my all time favorite series. LOVE IT! There will be a 5th book and it is scheduled for early 2013. I'm sure I'll cry when this series is over and be a grumpy, inconsolable mess. Haha.

9. Untitled 3rd book in the Slammed Series- Colleen Hoover (Since Colleen Hoover is now signed with Atria I'm not sure if this book will be coming out this year, it'll probably be 2013) 1st book is Slammed, followed by Point of Retreat

That's all I can think of for now. I'm sure I'm missing a ton and will yell at myself later for forgetting them! Haha!

Peekie Peek:

“Looks like it’s either Despicable Me or Up? Unless you wanna watch these?” he held up a boxed set of movies on the Civil War.
“Despicable Me,” I said and sat Indian style on the couch and flipped my hair over my shoulder so it would be out of my way. “I am not in the mood to watch a grumpy old man with a penchant for balloons.”
Caeden laughed. “Little weird green men it is.”

Monday, August 6, 2012

Caeden Takes Charge

Here's a peek of Caeden:

“I think he’s dead,” Caeden said.
“No,” I shook my head.
Caeden continued like I hadn’t said anything. “And when I get my hands on Travis I’m going to make him suffer through every unimaginable thing before I kill him. And when I kill him I’m going to make sure he begs for mercy. He hurt you and if he’s hurt or killed another member of my pack, none of you will be able to stop me.”

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Just wanted to let you know...

The giveaway is a go! I've reached 50 followers! Yippee! Hugs for all of you!
Outsider currently has 26 reviews on amazon! 24 more and I'll release the 2nd chapter of Insider! Whoop! Whoop! You guys are awesome!
I'm working very hard to have Insider done on time. The last thing I want to do is change the release date. I'll be disappointed and so will you guys. (I really thought I'd have it done early and be able to release it in August but July got so messed up that I've been playing catch up) I do have 40,000 words though!

In other news...

Had another freaky storm in Virginia today and heard the loudest thunder I've ever heard in my entire life. And if one more person says to me, "We need the rain," I might just lose my mind. We've had more rain this summer than any other summer I can remember.

Here's a peek:

“Wake up, Sophie,” Caeden said against my ear.
“Go away,” I mumbled.
“Rise and shine,” he said and shook me slightly.
“I’m going to stab you in the eye,” I mumbled into the pillow.
“Ah, you wouldn’t do that, you like my blue eyes too much.”
Sitting up I snapped, “What is so important that you have to wake me up at-” I glanced at the clock, “-seven o’ clock on a Sunday?”

Friday, August 3, 2012


I got goodies in the mail today!

Close up of Insider bookmark

Here's a peek:

I awoke to a loud banging noise and sat straight up. I reached for the light, not to turn it on, but for a weapon. All I could think was that Travis had killed Caeden and now he’d come for me. My heart thudded in my throat. 

Edit: Outsider has 25 reviews on amazon! Halfway there! You guys are amazing!

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Insider Official Blurb!!!

Nothing will be the same for Sophie Beaumont. Now that she’s an Alpha she has to learn to be a leader. But unlike with Caeden, it doesn’t come naturally for her. Sophie doesn’t want to tell her friends how high to jump. She just wants to be normal.
Caeden and Sophie travel to Germany to meet with Sophie’s parents in the hopes of learning more about being mates and “why them?” But Sophie’s parents prove not to know much. Everything is just speculation. Then, the news of Peter Grimm’s murder sends the Williams’ pack into a tailspin. With Travis as Alpha what is he capable of? 

I need 1 more blog follower! And I now need 27 more reviews on amazon to release the 2nd chapter of Insider!  You guys are awesome!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Just something funny

So, I get up from my desk, say hi to Bennie and Tucker and almost leave the family room. Suddenly I'm like, "Where's Zar?" In a panic I search the room and can't find him. I look at my grandma and say, "Oh no! He must have gotten left outside! What if he ran away!" About that time I glance in the direction of my desk and this is what I see:

I was panicking for no reason whatsoever. Zar was just chillin' like a villian completely oblivious to my distress.

Cause they hear I got swagger...

Um... I mean swag! Haha.

Above is a pic of some of the swag I'll be giving away! Signed pics of Sophie and Caeden! Yippee! A Lucinda's hat just like they wear in the book! There will also be Outsider and Insider bookmarks given away! (Insider bookmarks haven't arrived yet or I would've posted a pic) I will also include bookmarks for Fallen, Forbidden, and Forever. And of course, signed paperbacks of Outsider and Insider! EDIT: There will also be a signed Outsider poster in the giveaway. I'm thinking about getting more swag but I'll probably hold onto it for either another BIG giveaway or do several small giveaways. I just haven't decided yet.

Once again, I will not do the giveaway if I don't reach 50 followers on my blog by the time Insider releases. I only need 4 more! Come on, I know you can do it! If you follow by email you need to email me at because blogger does not tell me how many email followers I have. (If it does, I don't know where to find it, haha. I'm tech challenged. It's amazing I figured out how to post on here)

There's another giveaway for a signed copy of Outsider on goodreads. If you have not entered click here.

Outsider has 22 reviews on! 28 more and I'll release the 2nd chapter of Insider!  I'll try and do another peek in the next few days. :)