Friday, November 6, 2015

Work, Life, & Anticipation

Happy Friday Darling Readers,

I hope everyone is doing well. I've been running around being wife, mommy, and writer. 

I got some material out to an agent who requested some chapters of a WIP (work in progress) of mine. I expect it'll be a while before I hear back. Agents are incredibly busy and they also have their real lives to think of, too. But I'm praying for a contract. I really like this agent and the agency the agent represents.

I posted my review of C.C. Hunter's final installment of Della's story, Unspoken. I really enjoyed it. I think her fans will NOT be disappointed.

Currently I'm looking forward to a bunch of things that aren't my projects:

C.C. Hunter's Shadow Falls going to Internet screen show series.

Jennifer L. Armentrout's Oblivion release and the Lux Series going to screen. (I think TV?)

Kiera Cass's announcement about The Selection going to the big screen.

Reading the last book in Lesley Livingston's Starling series (whenever that happens).

Reading the new Rick Riordan series (and finishing up Heroes of Olympus series).

Seeing the new Peanuts and Star Wars movies. I also want to see Inside Out and the Minions movies.

I'm also loving this season of Once Upon A Time!

What things are you working on and looking forward to in the book, movie, or TV world?

Have a Fantastically Fabulous Friday!

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Is It Better Left UNSPOKEN?

Hi Darling Readers,

While my blogging right now is going to be a bit on the sporadic side, but to make it up to you, I have a special surprise...an official blog book review!

Author C.C. Hunter has the final installment of her Della stories on sale today.

Della is a vampire on a mission: to clear her father's name. She doesn't believe for an instant that he killed his sister. But between secrets and lies, how is she supposed to uncover the truth?

Then there's Chase. The vampire who saved her life. Is her attraction to him real or just part of the blood-bond they share? Can she even trust him after he lied to her?

Truths will be revealed and secrets discovered. Lives will change forever.

But is it a good thing or should it all have remained Unspoken?

You can get your copy of the exciting conclusion to Della's story on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Happy reading and have a tantalizing Tuesday!

Thursday, September 17, 2015

La Vida Crazy-Busy, Getting Off Of Hiatus/Sabbatical

Happy Thursday All,

Wow! It feels like an eternity since I updated my blog. I have been super-busy with family obligations (in fact, still am...motherhood is a demanding job, as many of you know). But I am getting back into writing and working on getting back into everything else. It's happening veeerrrryyyyy sllllloooowwwwllly...but it's HAPPENING! Yay. :-)

I'm having issues with my regular browser, so I'm using an interim one until I can sit down with my awesome IT guy, Jeff (if you're interested in consulting with him, email me, and I'll check his availability. He's been a big help to me).

To keep up with me, watch Twitter and Facebook mostly. I update Facebook often, and try to get to Twitter at least once a day. (The interim browser I'm using is slow, so I'll just provide a link to my website, which I think has links to my Twitter and Facebook pages).

So what's going on in my world aside from motherhood? I'm working on the first book in what I hope will be a new series. I've been working on this novel for some time, now, and well...it seems to be trying to come together. I'll be using my regular beta reader--she's going to give me an initial input on what I've got so far (always nice to get her input at the beginning to see if there's a plot hole before I write myself into a corner).

The NWHRWA Lone Star Conference is just around the corner! (Saturday, October 3, 2015). And guess what, darling readers? I'm going! Yes, I am. This year, Margie Lawson is the keynote speaker. There are 2-3 editors coming out to hear pitches as well as a literary agent. So it's exciting. I can't wait to see my writing pals again. I haven't made it to a NWHRWA meeting since the Christmas party last year. Real life has been that demanding. Fortunately writers and other professionals I work with have been very understanding, which has made being on hiatus easier.

I miss regularly writing and updating this blog. I even miss editing. Absence--even being away for a very GOOD reason--does make the heart grow fonder, at least as far as I'm concerned.

So, please tell me, darling readers...what are you up to these days and what are you reading?

Be sure to check Amazon and Barnes & Noble for my novels. They're available on Kindle and in paperback--all 4 published ones. :-)

Have A Thrillingly Terrific Day!

Tuesday, March 31, 2015


Happy Tuesday all,

No, I'm not back from hiatus (yet), but I did want to mention something.

Book Three of my Immortal Dreams Trilogy, Immortal Love is now available for preorder on Amazon Kindle. The official release date is April 8, 2015. You can preorder the novel and it will be downloaded to your Kindle when it releases. As a special gift from me to my readers, I have an author's note at the end of the story that you won't want to miss! Because I'm on hiatus I'm not sure what I'll do about a giveaway, but I'll probably either do something on Facebook or on a blog post. I'm going to be a guest on a couple of blogs and I'll try to find a way to get this blog updated so that you all will have the links to those blog posts. Anyway, here is the blurb and link to preorder Immortal Love (PLEASE NOTE: reading Books One (Divine Love) & Two (Astral Love) would be very helpful to you as a reader BEFORE diving into Book Three, so that you get the background of the entire journey/story):

Laney Alberts and Jason Magnus are finally bonded. Unfortunately, they still haven’t unlocked the Luminance—the key to beating their enemy, Eris, the goddess of discord. 
Before they can even attempt such a feat, Zeus orders them to free Themis, the Titan goddess of justice from Tartarus. Themis is necessary to reestablish the tenuous balance in both the Mortal and Immortal worlds. 

The dangerous journey into Tartarus isn’t their only problem. The pair face a host of new creatures set on the couple’s demise. Laney and Jason must avoid these beings, the dangers of Tartarus, and summon the Luminance in order to beat Eris once and for all. 

Good and evil will finally face-off in a battle to determine victory or chaos. Welcome to the conclusion of the Immortal Dreams Trilogy. 

Click HERE to preorder your Amazon Kindle Copy of Immortal Love.

I'm working on updating my official website, but it's going to take some time, so please bear with me. Thank you!

Thank you to all of you for your support. I appreciate it.

Have A Tremendously Terrific Tuesday!

Friday, February 27, 2015

Hiatus & Life...

Happy Friday All,

If I don't update this very much or for several months there are several reasons for that. One of them is edits and getting ready for the release of Immortal Dreams Book Three: Immortal Love. The other is preparation and eventual arrival of Baby Averie. 

I appreciate all your support and encouragement over the years.
Please continue to check back here on occasion for when I return.

Also, watch Amazon for the release of Immortal Love!

Have A Fabulously Fun Friday!

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

To Eyre Is To Read...

Happy Wednesday Everybody,

I hope your week is going well! I've got a surprise for you...

an UNofficial blog book review!

That's right. I was not asked at all to do this review. I just up and decided I wanted to do it.

There is a whole interesting way I came across this novel:

I was invited by another author to join a Goodreads group which seems to be mostly comprised of authors who are published with Kensington Publishing Corp. They were talking about what books they were reading and I went ahead and got on the publisher's website to see the books they published. I've read some books published by them (although at first I didn't know that, I've since come to realize I've read some of the titles they've published), and recognized some of the authors' names, but I thought I would see if something jumped out at me.

In the YA Category, I came across Eve Marie Mont. I thought her story sounded interested so decided to read it.

So here's my review:

16 year old Emma Townsend is on scholarship at an exclusive private school for girls and dreads the new year. Being a reader, her is escape is in books.

When assigned a class project, she chooses Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre to read and write her essay on. As she identifies with Jane's character, a series of events sweep her out of her own world, into Jane's and she finds herself navigating the strange and emotional world that is Thornfield.

As she finds herself torn between her reality and Jane's, she has to make tough decisions and face the consequences of both.

Is Mr. Rochester all she thought he was? Is the Mr. Rochester in
her life the man she pictured, or someone entirely different? Can she figure out where she belongs before things get entirely out of hand? Can Emma handle A Breath Of Eyre, or is she in over her head?

A Breath Of Eyre by Eve Marie Mont sucked me right in. I was struck by how Eve weaves the two tales together and intrigued with the different events (how Emma's real life, mirrors what happens in the book and so forth). I liked the outcome and enjoyed this book so much, I'm planning on reading the two sequels, A Touch Of Scarlet and A Phantom Enchantment. I can hardly wait to see what journey the author takes her readers on this time.

To check out this interesting and intriguing novel, go to Amazon or Barnes & Noble.

Have A Wonderfully Whimsical Wednesday!

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Sinuses, Updates, & Events...

Happy Tuesday All,

The Averie Household is dealing with allergies and sinus infections. The good news:  so far the allergies are staying allergies
and relatively not too bad. Antibiotics have been gotten for sinus infection (managed to get in with doc's office on a MONDAY morning!) And offspring who has the sinus infection isn't doing too
badly.  The bad news: That we even have to deal with this when offspring suffered bad congestion for over a month not THAT long ago. Luckily, mostly cheerful and no fever. So count the blessings, right?

I'm waiting on first round edits from publisher on Immortal Dreams
Book Three: Immortal Love. We're shooting for an April 8, 2015 release date and hoping to have it ready for pre-order some time before that. April and May are most likely "hiatus" months for me (depending on how things are during those months either cut it short or lengthen it in regards to whatever the needs are at the time) from writing for various reasons, so I'll be doing as much PR ahead of time and possibly invoking some help from those around me. I'm beginning to plan ahead on this one. I'm not giving up writing, it's just with what's coming up, I know that I need to plan ahead and keep the pressure as easy as possible so I can deal with what's going on during that time. Nothing bad, but it has the potential of keeping me from writing for a time. But I do not plan to LEAVE the writing world. I'm just giving myself permission to take care of things that will need a lot of my attention during those months and possibly a little longer.

Events:  Two are coming up. First one is on February 14, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. Central Time. If you're in the Houston, Texas area and want to come hear me do a reading of a passage from one of my novels, check out Writespace's "A Night Of Love and Letters" for details.

The second event is on February 26, 2015 at 7pm Central/8pm Eastern until 8pm Central / 9pm Eastern on Facebook. I'll be on the Two Chicks And A Dude Reviews Facebook page talking about my novels and probably doing at least one (if not more) giveaway. To find out more, go to the event page I made on Facebook.

Other than that, I'm doing a lot of reading and trying to get back to writing on some of my other projects.

What's going on in your world?

Have A Terrifically Toe-Tapping Tuesday!