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Friday, December 19, 2014

2014 Novels, & Christmassy Reading...

Happy Friday All,

This week has been filled with appointments pretty much every day so I've been kept on my toes.

With Christmas on its way and the end of the year coming, I thought I'd give a look at some of my favorite novels that were released in 2014 (besides my own, of course LOL).

In no particular order, here are some of my favorite novels published in 2014:

YA Category:

CC Hunter's Eternal This is book number 2 in C.C.'s Shadow Falls
After Dark series, featuring vampire Della Tsang. I love how underneath all her prickles and walls, Della feels deeply and is an incredibly loyal person. She's strong, sassy, but also vulnerable. I recommend reading C.C.'s Shadow Falls series, first, before reading Della's stories because these books happen after the events in the first novels. Of course, I recommend reading any of C.C.'s novels! She's an incredibly talented author. To check out my official blog book review of this novel, click here.

Katie McGarry's Breaking The Rules. If you're a fan of her Pushing
The Limits featuring Echo and Noah, then you'll be glad for this novel. Katie's writing is gritty, edgy, honest, and emotional. I don't read a lot of contemporary YA, but I make an exceptions for Katie's novels simply because of her talent and ability to draw a reader into her characters and sympathize with them.

Jennifer L. Aremntrout's Opposition. The final installment in Jennifer's Lux series came out in August and there were several
surprises, but a satisfying ending. I'm not usually into aliens, but Jennifer's work drew me in. I enjoyed Daemon's attitude and him and Katy's relationship.

These are just the YA's that stood out in my mind. It doesn't mean there wasn't any other notable YAs that were released in 2014.

Paranormal Romance:

Anne B. Cole's Souls Entwined. An intriguing and imaginative story. By the end I was fascinated with Anne's imagination and wondered what she'd come up with next. She certainly has unique ideas. I believe she'll pleasantly surprise readers. And nothing is more fun than getting a pleasant surprise from a novel! I have an official blog book review of this novel, which you can find here.

Marie  Hall's Rumpel's Prize. I'm a huge fan of Rumpel & Belle on the show Once Upon A Time, so when I heard about Marie's novel, I was interested to see what kind of spin she'd put on the Rumpelstiltskin story. I was not disappointed. As always, Marie
took a recognizable fairy-tale character and made it her own. I've loved the Kingdom series and haven't been disappointed by her writing. I still have to read Hood's Obsession and Her One Wish, but I plan to. Check out my review of this novel here.


I still have a huge TBR (To Be Read) pile although some are not 2014 releases. This doesn't reflect all the books I've read and/or enjoyed this year, but they stand out.

Now, since we are in the Christmas Season, let me recommend some seasonal reading from all different publication dates (and in no particular order):

Christie Craig's The Cop Who Stole Christmas--a humorous tale released in 2013, that had all the right hallmarks of a Christie novel--romance, suspense, and humor. Lots of fun, with a holiday twist.

Debbie Macomber's The Perfect Christmas, released in 2011. One of my favorite Christmas novels. Debbie has written several Christmas ones, but I especially loved this one. It involves a matchmaker who matches everyone up to their "most suitable" match, but doesn't see any love for himself, until an opinionated woman enters his life and turns it upside down. Heartwarming and fun.

The Night Before Christmas--various editions. I love this poem. So much fun. My offspring has a version of this story that I've read a loud and there's been giggling and great interest in it.

Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol. Various editions have been published over the years, even though Dickens has been dead for a long time. To me, that says a lot about the man's writing. I'm a big fan of A Tale Of Two Cities, and this story brings back memories of my father reading a version of it to me and my siblings at Christmas time. I wasn't ever a fan of the Ghost of Christmas-Yet-To-Come, but the message is a great one, and the story is worth sharing.

Kerrelyn Sparks' All I Want For Christmas Is A Vampire. If you're a fan of her Love At Stake series, you don't want to miss this one.  It was published in 2008. This novel is Ian MacPhie's story,which ties in Christmas, Kerrelyn's humor, and vampires all in one novel.

Lisa Scott's Holiday Rush--part of her Holiday Flirts! Set (which I haven't read the rest yet, I got Holiday Rush free on my E-reader--I think she was running a special offer at the time that I got the novelette on my E-Reader). This short story, published in 2011, is a fun, quick read, with a Christmas spirit, and Romance. I always wish her short stories were longer, but that would be why they're called Flirts. I've read several of her short stories and have enjoyed every one.

Of course, being a Roman Catholic Christian, I recommend the Gospel readings in the Bible of Jesus's birth. My favorite is Luke's rendition of the Nativity story.

I love Christmas stories and wish I could get one written. I've tried over the years, but they never came out quite right. Maybe someday, though!

What are some of your favorite 2014 releases and Christmas novels?

Have A Fabulously Festive Friday!

Monday, December 15, 2014

Updates, Stories, & More...

Happy Monday All,

I finally got Book Three out to my critiquers, so I'm awaiting their notes, however, I'm staying busy!

This week is full of appointments and things, but not just that, I plan to work on critiquing a novel for another author, and work on this other project I have going. Plus be pregnant. But that's a constant for now.

I'm almost ready for Christmas. Got a few more things to take care of, but I knocked out some of it over the weekend, which was good. How about you?

Recently I read Katie McGarry's new YA novel, Breaking The Rules. I really enjoyed it. The way she pulls in emotion is incredible. Her novels are gritty and have an honesty about them that pulls the reader in.

Once Upon A Time had it's winter finale Sunday night and I thoroughly enjoyed it. It was a heart-wrenching episode that leaves me really looking forward to March 1st when it starts back up with with the second half of the season. In my opinion, this season has shaped up nicely. And yes, I had been expecting the "showdown" between Belle and Rumpel for a long time--but it was hard to watch just the same. :-(

One thing I love about this time of year is when authors get festive. And I was happily surprised that author Beth Fantaskey jumped aboard and gave us Jess and Lucius fans a little "stocking stuffer" (as she put it) of a story as a guest post for Star Shadow Blog. It was really sweet and fun to read up on those characters again. I really enjoyed Jessica's Guide To Dating On The Dark Side and Jessica Rules The Dark Side. I've read the wedding story, too. I really enjoy those characters.

I'd love to do a short story of Jason and Laney at Christmas time, but I can't do it this year--sorry! But I think it would be fun. I've always loved the idea of doing a Christmas story, I've just never had one that worked.

Anyway, that's what's going on right now. What's up in your world?

Have A Magically Merry Monday!

Friday, December 12, 2014

Magic, Time Travel, Curses & Romance...

Happy Friday Everybody!

Well, we've done it! Made it through another work week...although, just because it's the weekend doesn't mean my work week ends. If the writing/editing/critiquing/whatever I have to do isn't done, I work on the weekends, too. In fact, I almost work every day unless I really feel bad/exhausted. Otherwise, it wouldn't get done.

Another hardworking author is Anne B. Cole, whose Souls Entwined is today's blog book review (another way overdue one!)

Sam Daggett isn't sure what to think when he meets Gretta Dobbs aka "Purple Shorts" (before he knows her name). But soon, he learns she's
strong, determined, and dealing with a serious mystery. One that has plagued her family for generations.

Gretta's family ring is cursed. But what kind of curse and how to break it, not even the spirits of her ancestors (who visit Sam and Gretta) know.

By sending Gretta and Sam's souls back in time into Gretta's ancestors' bodies the two are given the chance to uncover what happened and why the ring was cursed and what kind of curse it was.

Slung back to 1800's Greece, a time full of dangerous pirates, slavery, and adventure, into the bodies of Lorenzo and Anya, Sam and Gretta work to uncover the secrets behind the family, the ring, and the curse (or is it, curses?)

They're not supposed to change the past.

Survival isn't guaranteed.

Can these two young people figure out what's going on before it's too late for them...and Gretta's family?

Enter the world of Souls Entwined, the first in author Anne B. Cole's intriguing and engrossing Paranormal Romantic series.

Souls Entwined is available on Amazon Kindle for your reading pleasure.

Have A Fantastically Festive Friday!

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Dreams, Fae, & Book Review...

Happy Thursday All,

I'm overdue for posting this, but I plead life and other things as the reason this hasn't gone up. I don't have an assistant, so I probably need to start keeping a log of To Do list for this blog. (Hey there's a New Year's Resolution right there!)

Anyway, I do want to introduce to you all a novel by author Larynn Ford. Since this is a promised review, it's an official blog book review.

Lynzi Lancaster didn't figure herself for a target until several life threatening incidents happen...all in one week. Who would want to hurt her?

Then there's the dreams. Layne Brady has been long gone out of her life for twenty years. Now all of a sudden she can't get him out of her mind or her dreams.

Magic and reality clash as Lynzi works to make sense out of what's happening to her and Layne struggles to prove that he is very much alive, and still loves her deeply.

If you like a twist on contemporary/western with a hint of the Fae, you'll find In My Wildest Dreams intriguing. I'm always into the unique, and this one definitely delivers.

And, it's on sale! So you can grab yourself a copy from Amazon Kindle today.

For paperback versions check out Amazon paperback and Barnes & Noble.

Have A Totally Twinkly Thursday!

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Edits, Real Life, & What Are You Reading?

Happy Wednesday All,

I'm afraid posting on the blog will be sporadic during this month due to edits, appointments, and other real life things.

However, I did want to mention I'm now on Instagram. Yeah, I know, it took me a while, but I'm there. I don't post a lot, but I'm going to try and remedy that. You can find me as bethany(dot)averie.

There's a couple of books I've finished reading that I plan to talk about on here. One is official, because I promised the author. The other is just because I liked the book so much I decided I'd blog about it.

Currently I'm reading more than one book, but trying to finish the first as soon as possible. I'm reading:

Anne B. Cole's Souls Entwined -- so far, very imaginative. And
interesting concepts. I also like the paranormal elements.

The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet If you've watched the YouTube series, then you know what I'm talking about. And yes, so far, it's good. It's nice to see a little more than just what you see online (videos, tweets, that kind of thing).

So what are you reading these days?

Well, back to the edit cave and all the things going on in my real life.

Have A Whimsical Wonderland Wednesday!

Thursday, December 4, 2014

At Long Last...COVER REVEAL!

Happy Thursday & Friday All,

Because of editing, I won't be posting again this week. However, I did promise something special, and I'm delivering.


As you all know, the Immortal Dreams Trilogy is coming to a close. (please don't cry!) Book One, Divine Love, and Book Two, Astral Love, are both available on Amazon Kindle. I'm hoping Divine Love will go to paperback hopefully soon, but I don't know when.



I've enjoyed taking this journey. Laney and Jason have become like old friends to me. And, I think they complement each other well. Jason encourages Laney's strength and bravery, and she keeps him grounded and gives him a reason to be heroic.

Which is good, because in Book Three, they're going to need each other. I mean, they seriously, really will, without-a-doubt, need each other.  I've thrown everything I could come up with at these two in this final installment and they refuse to give up. No matter what they're facing, no matter how frustrated they get, they keep going. That's one of the things I love about them.


So, drum roll and cymbals please!


Introducing the cover art for the final installment of the Immortal Dreams Trilogy! I give you Immortal Dreams, Book Three: Immortal Love:



Isn't it awesome? I love it.

Look carefully at the bottom. Doesn't that look ominous? Fiona Jayde has once again done a fantastic job. I've loved all the covers she's made for each of the novels. And, this one definitely embodies what Laney and Jason face.



So far, it looks like Immortal Love will release March of 2015. I'll let you know if anything changes. Unfortunately, due to several things, the date had to be pushed back from January. I apologize, but sometimes things happen. And well...this time, a lot of things I hadn't bargained on, happened. Not necessarily really bad, but they did get in the way of things moving as fast as I originally planned. (And yes, it was all on me--not my publisher's fault. Although, my publisher has been incredibly understanding and patient with me, for which I'm most grateful--they know I'm pregnant and the pregnancy played a huge role in putting me behind schedule).

I'm a little sad to say goodbye to Laney and Jason. But, you never know...maybe someday I'll revisit my Immortals. But I'm going to take a little break. You see, there is a particular project that I've never seemed able to finish writing in nearly 6 years (And if any of my Girls' Night Out ladies are reading this--DO NOT SAY ANYTHING! Yes, it's the one you're thinking of, but I'm not revealing the story right now). It's become clear it's time to try and finish it. I've had the illustrious Tess St. John and some of friends begging for me to finish this novel, and I think I've kept everyone waiting long enough. So I'm going to work on that one. This time, hopefully I'll actually FINISH the novel, then it can be edited, critiqued, and hopefully one day...published!



Thank you to all my loyal and enthusiastic readers for joining me thus far. Hang on, because just because the Trilogy is coming to an
Doesn't this photo look like
I'm plotting something?
Well I am!
end does NOT mean this is the end. You never know what next I'll come up with next. There are many things brewing in my head and I can't wait to see where they take me. :-)

And yes, I'll be doing more blog posts at some point, just not this week. Maybe even a giveaway or two in the (near) future. You'll just have to wait and see!

Have A Thrillingly Twinkly Thursday and A Fabulously Festive Friday! Also, enjoy your weekend.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

You've Gone And Scorched The Eggs...

Happy Wednesday Everyone,

I thought I only had two special blog posts this week, but it turns out I was wrong! Another one has been added.


In the spirit of Christmas surprises, I give you a book review of author Laura Childs' newest release:

Things are bubbling and boiling merrily at the Cackleberry Club Diner, that is, until Suzanne (one of the proprietors) finds herself in the middle of a murder mystery. And all she wanted to do was get her hair done!

However, hair will have to wait when the salon and the neighboring buildings go up in flames. But who started the fire that killed Hannah Venable?

Sheriff Doogie callsn an arson-investigator to have a look at the evidence to uncover the who-done-it.

Unfortunately, the list of suspects includes fellow Cackleberry Club employee, Kit's fiance. But did Ricky do it? Or was it hot-headed Marty Wolfson? Perhaps the victim's two-timing husband was the culprit?

While Suzanne juggles plates and Petra's yummy offerings at the Cackleberry Club Diner, she also keeps an eye on the ongoing investigation determined to uncover the guilty party.

However, when she becomes a target, will she even live to point the finger at the responsible party or will she join Hannah Venable in pushing up daisies?


Only one way to find out...pick up your very own copy of Laura Childs' newest Cackleberry Club Mystery novel, Scorched Eggs today.

Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Have A Wonderful Wednesday!

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

It's December, Plus Updates...

Happy Tuesday Everybody,

I hope you all enjoyed yesterday's post with the guest authors. It was fun to talk about the TV show Once Upon A Time like that. Maybe I'll do something similar with another subject some other time.

It's now December! Can you believe it? Despite what I said on
Facebook about getting the tree up on Sunday it didn't happen. I was distracted by all the edits I had to do and Husband got wrapped
One of my favorite ornaments
It represents Monroe, from my novel,
ALL'S FAIR IN LOVE & LION
up in some activities he and the offspring got into. However, I hope we'll be able to follow through on what Husband said about getting it up this evening. It just doesn't feel Christmassy without the decorations out.


I'm still working on my personal edits of Book Three of the Immortal Dreams Trilogy.
I've finished the initial read-through and am doing some other edits before it goes to critiques. Then I'll go through the editing process with my publisher before it gets released to Amazon Kindle. Currently I'm set for a March 2015 release date. Unfortunately, I'm definitely behind where I wanted to be. But my pregnancy caused a few issues. I didn't feel well and I was very tired. I'm still tired most days, but working hard to not let that get in the way, because I want to get this book done.

Either tomorrow or Friday I'll be doing a cover reveal for Book Three of the Trilogy. I've been sitting on this cover reveal for a very long time and it's been hard not to just show you all the final installment of this series, but I wanted to wait until it was a little closer to the release date. But I can't wait much longer! So you won't have to, either.

Stay tuned and I hope you're enjoying the beginning of December!

What's your favorite getting-ready-for-Christmas tradition? 

Have A Tinsel-Filled Tuesday!

Monday, December 1, 2014

Authors Being "Oncers"...

Happy Monday Everybody!

Hello! For those of you who don't know me, I'm author Bethany Averie. I'm also owner of this blog, and author of 4 published novels.

I’m so excited about today’s blog post. I’m doing something I’ve never done; although, I have talked about my love of the TV show, Once Upon A Time, I've never invited other authors who are fans to weigh in on what they love about the show. Well, all that changes today! Today you'll get to hear what myself, and other authors have to say about the show. Maybe they're authors you've heard of, maybe not. Perhaps there's a book they've written that intrigues you. You get the chance not only to find out more about Once Upon A Time (if you're a fan either agree or disagree with what we say) and maybe pick up new favorite author.

Once Upon A Time airs on ABC at 7 p.m. Central / 8 p.m. Eastern on Sunday nights. Sunday (November 30th) episode was really good. A show is really a hit when it can elicit a wide range of emotions from you, and draw you in. For all of us, OUAT has done just that. (P.S. A "Oncer" is a nickname for a fan of the show).

If you're interested in the show, it's highly recommend you start from the beginning. There's several ways to catch up on  all the episodes. You can try Hulu. It's possible they're available from NetFlix. And of course, Amazon, too.

All of us answered 5 questions having to do with the show. Information about each author can be found at the end of this post.

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QUESTION:  Who is your favorite character on the ONCE UPON A TIME show and why?

CHRISTINA KIRBY: For me, it’s a toss up between Emma and Christophe – Emma because I like her character and Christophe because I like the actor playing him. (Cappy anyone?)

JOVEE WINTERS:  HOOK! Okay, now that I got that out of the way, yeah, it’s definitely Hook. Love him! For various reasons, but I always felt that poor guy got the shaft in the stories.

MAGGIE MUNDY:  Regina. I love her because she is so complex. Every time you think you have her figured out, she twists things. She has done awful things that you think you could never forgive her for, but then has done wonderful things to help people. She truly loves her son and would do anything for him.

LUCY GAGE: Emma Swan, because I love that her story is being written as we watch. We're witnessing the creation of a wholly new fairy tale, and that's exciting!

ELIZABETH JOHN:  My favorite character has to be Mr. Gold.  Although he’s a villain, we’ve seen how he came to be that way and we can sympathize.  He’s complex and has lots of secrets.  Just when we think he’s changed and really is good, he does something twisted.  He’s entertaining!

BETHANY AVERIE: Probably Rumpelstiltskin, for a lot of the reasons. He’s a complex character who can make you root for him one minute, wonder what the heck he’s thinking, and be afraid all in one episode. The actor who plays him, Robert Carlyle, does a superb job at showing each side in-depth. There are moments where he’s such a sympathetic character and other moments where you just want him gone. I believe he’s redeemable and I’m all for redeemable characters.

QUESTION:  As Romance authors, we like seeing couples come together, which 2 couples are you MOST rooting for on ONCE UPON A TIME and why?

CHRISTINA KIRBY: Emma and Hook. He truly loves her and is willing to do whatever it takes to help her. Also, and this may not be a popular answer, but I’d like to see Regina and Robin end up together. She deserves to find happiness, too.

JOVEE WINTERS:  I’m rooting for Emma and Hook, because I feel like the 2 of them are really just fated to be. I’m also, surprisingly, rooting for the Evil Queen (Regina) and Robin Hood. I was always curious who Regina’s true love was and once I found out it was Robin Hood, I thought, well, if there’s any chance of redemption for her, this could really be it.

MAGGIE MUNDY:  I love Belle and Rumpelstiltskin. He believes he is so bad and yet she sees the goodness in him. I really what them to get their HEA. Snow and Prince Charming have been through so much they deserve a break.

LUCY GAGE: If I have to pick one, I say Robin and Regina, because I really want Regina to get her happy ending. She has been through so much, and she's earned it after how she changed from the first season.

ELIZABETH JOHN:  I’d like to see Regina get some happiness with Robin Hood.  She has a soft side, and has had love stolen from her. Even villains deserve to be happy! Now that Snow and Charming are happily together, Emma and Hook would be my next pick.  I think they are evenly matched and their relationship would always be a challenge for them both.  Things would never get boring with those two.

BETHANY AVERIE:  I’m a huge Belle and Rumpelstiltskin fan. Belle has an ability to see past Rumpel’s crap and see the goodness in his heart. Something that’s not always easy to do. My second choice is hard because there’s two couples vying for that space, but I guess I’ll say Emma and Hook. What can I say? Colin O’Donoghue makes an awesome Hook and Emma is an incredible character, Jennifer Morrison does a fantastic job playing her. (If I was given another choice it would be Regina and Robin).

QUESTION:  If you could be any of the characters on ONCE UPON A TIME, who would you be and why?

CHRISTINA KIRBY: Emma because she’s independent, always tries to do the right thing and she’s a little bit of a badass. She also has a fashion sense I can get behind.

JOVEE WINTERS:  I would be Regina. I love her dual nature. She’s bad, but she wants to be good she’s just not really sure how. Of course, it’s not so bad getting to be Emma cause her love match is Hook and yeah, that comes with its own set of perks. ;)

MAGGIE MUNDY: Rumpelstiltskin. I love the idea of having so much power and wondering if it would corrupt me. Would I use it for good or just to satisfy myself? If people wronged me would I hurt them?

LUCY GAGE: Emma! She got to kiss Graham, Neal AND Hook. Plus, she has magic, she's the savior, and she knows how to kick some butt.

ELIZABETH JOHN:  Now that’s a tough question.  I guess I’d wish to be Snow White.  No matter what happens, she tries to find the good in people, but she’s a fighter too and doesn’t appreciate people taking advantage of her or her family. Kind of like me, ha ha!

BETHANY AVERIE:  Emma…if I was thinking fantastical. She’s so strong and brave and has so much potential. But my friends would probably say I’d make a better Snow White or Belle. Belle is my realistic and “obvious” choice—hey what author doesn’t appreciate an avid reader? Plus she has her own bravery and awesomeness.

QUESTION:  Which character and/or couple would you like to see on ONCE UPON A TIME—that they haven’t had (yet)?

CHRISTINA KIRBY: I’m curious if Romeo and Juliet would ever be touched on. They are one of the original couples and it might be interesting to see how their demise would shake up Storybrook.

JOVEE WINTERS:  Flynn Rider. I bet he’d be awesome!

MAGGIE MUNDY: I loved the character of Maggie in Hercules. She is tough and no nonsense and has to make some difficult decisions. Hercules could be played as a more complex strongman who does not understand what he is. You could also involve other gods as well then.

LUCY GAGE: This one is hard! I'd like to see some more modern tales brought to life, along the lines of The Wizard of Oz characters and Peter Pan. Maybe CS Lewis' Aslan from The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe – I'm interested in seeing how they'd work with anthropomorphizing and maybe even some more shape-shifting the way they did with Red.

ELIZABETH JOHN:  Hmm, another interesting question.  How about the characters from Puss ‘n Boots or Hansel and Gretel?

BETHANY AVERIE:  Toughie question. I’ve been thinking that Jasmine and Aladdin would be fun to see.

QUESTION:  Do you have a favorite episode from ONCE UPON A TIME, and if so, which episode is it? (Which season, and either brief description of what it’s about or the title of the episode).

CHRISTINA KIRBY: I liked the early episode when we found out Graham was the huntsman. He was one of my favorite characters. Try Season 1 Episode 7 Here’s the synopsis: One of the town's residents begins to remember their fairytale past, and Storybrooke mourns the loss of one of their own. Meanwhile, in the fairytale world that was, the Evil Queen attempts to find a heartless assassin to murder Snow White
(Looking forward to 50 Shades of Grey)

JOVEE WINTERS:  My favorite episode is the one where Hook and Emma finally had their first date. Yeah, I ship them hard!

MAGGIE MUNDY:  I love the episode in season three when they go to Neverland and Regina helps win because she doesn’t have goodness in her and is prepared to do anything. It’s that whole antihero thing and I love it. I thought the whole concept of Pan being Gold’s father was very clever and cried when he stabbed them both. I know I’m soppy.

LUCY GAGE: I don't have a singular favorite, but I loved the Snow Drifts/There's No Place Like Home double episode at the end of season 3. Not only did some of my favorite couples get together, but we saw some major character growth and potential for the next season's storylines.

ELIZABETH JOHN:  I’m really enjoying this season’s “Frozen” episodes.  What’s up with the ice cream lady?  Love her costume too!  It’s also fun to watch the Queen work together with her son Henry to find the author of the book, and I want to see her with Robin Hood.  Can’t wait to find out more!

BETHANY AVERIE: I always say I’m hopelessly romantic, so I’d have to say the episode SKIN DEEP from Season One is my favorite episode. I love the nod to Disney’s BEAUTY & THE BEAST, but I also really like how OUAT put its own spin on it. I think it was cleverly and very sweetly executed. I’ve loved that episode ever since. Sure, there’s other episodes I’ve really enjoyed, but that one has stayed with me through every single episode and season (and yes, I’ve seen them all).

ABOUT THE AUTHORS:

Christina Kirby, debuted her short story in Frozen: A Romance Winter Anthology, which is available in E-book and paperback. You can learn more on her website.

Jovee Winters writes fractured fairy-tales. Her newest release, The Ice Queen, will be available in the Spring of 2015. You can find more about Jovee here.

Maggie Mundy writes Speculative Fiction and her newest release, Unknown Protector is available on Amazon Kindle. You can find more about Maggie here.

Lucy Gage is a Contemporary/Women’s Fiction with Romantic Elements author of Ward Sisters Series (1-4) Box Set (coming soon). Her new website is currently under construction, but should be available soon.

Elizabeth John writes Sweet Contemporary Romance and will be releasing Judging Joey February 2015 through Soul Mate Publishing. You can find out more about Elizabeth on her website.

Bethany Averie is the author of the Immortal Dreams Trilogy, a “coming of age” (straddles Young Adult & New Adult) Paranormal Romance. She also write Romantic Fantasy (with Paranormal Elements) all of which you can check out in depth on her website.

Have A Marvelously Magical Monday!


Monday, November 17, 2014

What's On The Horizon...

Happy Tuesday All,

I know these posts have been so sporadic lately and I apologize. Still pretty busy. Here's what's up:

Book Three is coming along. I'm nearing the end and a part of me is going "Hurry, hurry, hurry!" and another part is going "Wait, I'm REALLY not finished writing that novel? HOW is that possible?" It feels like I've been working on it for longer than I have been. But yes, this will mark the last chapter (or rather, novel) of Laney and Jason's story. Hopefully you all will enjoy it. Book Three certainly doesn't cease with exciting battles, and brand new characters. Yes, I made a point of introducing new characters in each novel on purpose. Which, has been a lot of fun.


What else is up with Book Three? Well, I've got an impending cover reveal in store for you all. Yes, that's coming up in early December. And oh my gosh this cover is beautiful. Okay, ALL the book covers I've gotten for my novels are beautiful. Fiona Jayde does incredible work. You can check out her website here.

Another really cool thing that is coming up is a very special blogpost I have planned. I'll reveal the subject of the blogpost on the day I post it.


So okay, darling readers, you tell me:  What's your favorite Thanksgiving food BESIDES Turkey? I like whole berry cranberry sauce, but I'm not really fond of having orange in it. I also like Sweet Potatoes the way one of my sisters makes them. I don't know what she does--maybe brown sugar and candied walnuts or something, but YUM! So what's your favorite Thanksgiving food that isn't turkey?

Have A Tremendously Terrific Tuesday!