Friday, March 20, 2015

YA Spring Fling - Lots to Win!

It's time! The YA Spring Fling is here with TONS of great stuff for you to win--ebooks, paperbacks, audiobooks and swag. Head over to Sarah Dalton Books to enter!

The giveaway includes young adult books from all of your favorite genres:

Historical Paranormal & Time Travel

Dystopian (hey, there's Helia's Shadow! :) )

Fantasy & Urban Fantasy



Science Fiction

Monday, March 16, 2015

YA Spring Fling Giveaway and Q&A with Rachel Cole

The YA Spring Fling giveaway runs from March 20th to April 3rd. You can win eBooks, paperbacks, audiobooks, and swag from some of the most awesome YA writers around. I'll post again on the 20th with a link to all the giveaway goodies.

But you don't have to wait until the giveaway opens to win something . . . .

If you sign up to the mailing list before the 20th you’re guaranteed at least one free eBook of your choice!

Q&A with Author Rachel Cole


What’s your favorite thing about spring?

Longer days and warmer weather and the promise of summer coming in the next few months.

What’s the best thing about being a writer?

Connecting with readers through the written word -reaching them emotionally, making them
laugh or cry.

Tell us more about your books.

I write both short fiction and novels in a mix of genres from heartfelt to humorous for a variety
of ages.

Coffee or Tea?

Tea with milk and a little sugar, please.

Plotter or Pantser? 

Both. I like to have a road map with the major turning points in place to keep me on track, but
I love the discovery and inevitable surprises that crop up between those points. Some of my
best writing occurs while pantsing.

Are there any books involved in the YA Spring Fling that you’re secretly lusting after?

Too many to list. Most of the Dystopian list, a fair few of the Contemporary list, and a couple
of the Historical and Time Travel list, too.

What was the last YA book you read?

Lumiere by Jacqueline A. Garlick.

Why do you write YA?

That's a good question. I didn't grow up reading YA and I didn't particularly enjoy my teenaged
years, but I haven't forgotten what it's like to be that age, so when I get a story idea that calls
for YA, I'm not afraid to tackle it.

What are your top tips for surviving a bad review?

1) Everyone has an opinion. Even the most popular and well­loved books have people who
dislike or even hate them.

2) Read your best reviews. All of them in one go. I always find the glowing reviews cancel out
the negatives.

3) Don't respond to the reviewer. If you must, go vent your frustrations to fellow writers in a
private email or forum.

What inspires you?

My readers inspire me.

Where can readers find your books?

My YA short stories are available through Kindle Unlimited on Amazon. Visit my Amazon
author page to learn more. Http://

Monday, December 29, 2014

Coming in 2015! Eee!!

We aren't quite done with 2014 yet, but I'm already SO excited about what's coming in 2015! Here's what's in store the first half of next year. Be sure to visit (I'll continue to post updates on the blog here, but I've moved all of my links and book info over there).

Here's What You Can Look Forward to in 2015:

  • February 2015 – Helia’s Shadow Part Two (Starlight Age Book Two). If you read Part One, you were left hanging! Sorry about that . . . okay, I’m not really sorry at all heehee. Don’t miss the dramatic conclusion to Helia’s story.
  • April 2015 – Arrival Day (Starlight Age prequel). This is the story of Kalo’s first questioning of the Talan Universal Mission, the Arrival Day when he pulls 6-year-old Helia back from the edge of the stage, Gordon’s early years trading with the Outlanders, his introduction to the secret Haven anti-alien group that would become Minnow’s militia, and Zira’s early plot to escape the cityship and end the Mission and Reku’s reign. Arrival Day captures the pivotal moments when these Talans and Earthborns became the leaders of a revolution. A must-read for Helia’s Shadow fans!
  • May 2015 – Scourge of Angels (Dark Times Series Book One - Futuristic Paranormal Fantasy Romance). Weapons of war reduced much of Earth to a wasteland, but that wasn’t the worst of it. They also unleashed the Sethari Nephilim, and that’s when hell really broke loose. The Sethari, descendants of unions between mortals and fallen angels, hunt humans with relentless bloodlust. Humans cling to existence while searching for the key to releasing the Sethari’s enemy, the Ahlmai Nephilim. Recruiting the Ahlmai is humans’ only hope of driving the murderous Sethari back to the dimension of hell they came from. Gin fights for survival in the South Quarter, and believes she’s as safe as anyone can expect to be in the dark times. But she’s destined to join a much larger battle that spans Heaven and Earth.
  • June 2015 – Arise: The Conflux (Pyxis Series Book Three). Corinne, Mason, Angeline, and Sophie must face their most powerful enemy, but Ang and Mason are still weak from Harriet’s attack. Even with Zane on the way and an unexpected offer of help from a former enemy, Corinne is still struggling to strengthen her union and her own abilities. Will Corinne and her friends survive winter solstice?