One thing readers may notice when they dig into Abducted Life is the strange thing I did with my chapters. Instead of the traditional Chapter 1, Chapter 2, Chapter 3, and so on, I started with Chapter: Xxxx. The next chapter is Chapter: Savannah. It alternates with whose POV the story is in. After a certain point where I stop using Xxxx. The reason for that is I didn't want Evan's name used up until a certain point. His name is in the blurb and mentioned once in that first chapter so readers know who's POV we are in when not in Savannah's, but after that, you won't read it again for a while.
Y'all... Y'ALL! Abducted Life's release day is finally here and you have zero idea how long I've been waiting. I had everything prepped in advance because I didn't want to mess up and miss release day and have Amazon revoke my pre-order privileges. Having that link early is nice for marketing purposes. Not to mention it's been TWO years since I published. I swear that's my lot in life. Every two years the stars align and let me crank out something for people to read.
Anyways, all over the internet, my book is getting pimped out. I thought I'd start here with the motivation behind the story.
Since Abducted Life is coming out next week (HOLY CRAP!) I figure it's time to whet your appetite with a teaser. MUAHAHAHAHAHA!
White-hot light stung his eyes. The roar of an engine shook his eardrums, threatening to burst them. His arms and legs were pinned to the cold ground. Above, a massive craft hovered. It was black and sleek, like a giant Porsche with wings instead of wheels. Turbines beat out a frantic rhythm, and yellow lights flashed along its belly. With a low warble, the craft lifted up, vanishing among the stars in a matter of seconds.
I recently discovered an interesting blogging idea called Ink Ripples. Created by Katie L. Carroll, Kai Strand, and Mary Waibel, the idea is they give a keyword on the first Monday of the month and you write about it. The hashtag is #InkRipples. There is no wrong way to do #InkRipples (with the exception of following basic human decency!). It’s about having a conversation, sharing ideas, and connecting.
This month's word is "COVERS". For a list of words for the rest of the year, click here.
No one can argue that 2016 was quite the year. Between celebrity deaths and politics it's a wonder any of us survived. Mine was especially rough. Dad had a heart attack and got an ambulance ride in a snow storm. Then a couple months later, Mom had TWO cancerous tumors discovered. Both were removed successfully. My brother's cancer returned and it took way too long for the medication to do something. And then I had my own medical issues. I was diagnosed with Interstitial Cystits and had to throw out 90% of what I normally eat and become a label checker. All this interfered with writing. Needless to say, I'm ready for 2017. Especially if it promises no hospital visits.
Holy crap. It almost feels like this day would never happen. Or that I would forget about it. I honestly had to make myself a note that said "WRITE THE COVER REVEAL POST". Before I get to the main event, I want to say thanks to everyone who is helping out today. I really appreciate it. <3
Those who signed up for my newsletter got a look the other week at the cover to Abducted Life. Now that have successfully navigated Google Drive and Templates, (it's been a while and I forgot how to do everything) it's time to put the cover out in the wild to the rest of the wild web. As such, I'm looking for bloggers to help me out with this daunting task.
If you've read the second book in Path of Angels, you'll get the blog title. If you haven't, sad face! Kidding. What it is, is Zephyr calls Zade and his brother bird boys.
Don't be hushed about today's exciting Give into Reading Giveaway! Go on, shout about it. Or, ya know, just enter the giveaway and eat a cupcake.
The winner of Hunger by Jackie Morse Kessler is...
Uriel is the last angel name that I never got around to talking about the meaning of his name. I held off since he doesn't come into the series until Jophiel. Plus, I didn't want to give spoilers by talking about him too much. Although, not sure why I was that worried. All I have to do is not say his role in the series.
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