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Saturday, March 28, 2015

Win a Free Audiobook

The amazingly talented Natalie Duke brings Audrey the snarky teen witch to life! I was so thrilled to discover Natalie; she's a vocalist and a narrator with national ad campaigns and many audiobooks under her belt. Her rich, expressive voice and spot-on attitude are just right for Audrey. As an audiobook fanatic, I'm super excited to have a title an audible at long last, especially in such capable hands (or, um, vocal chords?)

Enter below to win a free copy of Audrey's Guide to Witchcraft on audio. This raffle ends April 18th, Dark of the Moon. Just leave a comment to enter. Tell me your favorite thing about spring. Or, if you're like me and favor fall over spring (Halloween! Fog! Rain! Spookiness!) tell me why.

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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

The Truth About Jack Giveaway

I want to let everyone know you can enter to win a free copy of my new Young Adult novel, The Truth About Jack. It's a sweet love story, think Message in a Bottle/Cyrano De Bergerac mash-up. Check out the link to Goodreads in the sidebar. Here's the publisher's summary:

Can the write guy be the right guy?

Dakota McCloud has just been accepted into a prestigious art school. Soon she'll leave behind the artists' colony where she grew up-hippie dad, tofu since birth, yurt-and join her boyfriend and best friend on the East Coast. It was the plan...until Dakota finds out her boyfriend and best friend hooked up behind her back.

Hurt and viciously betrayed, Dakota pours out her heart on a piece of paper, places it in a bottle, and hurls it into the ocean. But it doesn't quite go where she expects...Jack Sauvage finds the bottle washed up on the shore and responds to Dakota's letter. Except what if his straight-laced life doesn't jive with the free-spirited girl he's only seen from afar? As Jack creates a persona he believes she'll love, they slowly fall for each other with each new letter. Now Jack is trying to find a way to make this delicate, on-paper romance happen in real life...without revealing his deception.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Bombshell Out September 10th

Just a week before my birthday, my first erotic novella, BOMBSHELL will be published by Cosmo Red Hot Reads. If you're used to my Young Adult fiction, beware; this one's a little less sweet, a little racier. Don't worry, though, it's no Fifty Shades of Grey. Think rom-com with a few hot sex scenes, a plus-sized heroine, an awesome retro wardrobe, and you're starting to get the picture.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Audrey's Guide to Black Magic 99 Cents

Hey there! Happy Dark of the Moon. When July reaches its searing finale and temperatures climb off the charts, I like to climb into dark, dank spaces and think about winter. That's why I'm running a Dark of the Moon special at Amazon. Audrey's Guide to Black Magic (Book II in the series, though I'm told it's easy enough to understand even if you haven't read the first one) is only 99 cents from July 26-July 28. The price goes back to normal the morning of July 29th, so snatch it while it's cheap. Delicious, cooling, wintry fiction for less than you'd pay for a bad cup of coffee. Not bad, eh?

Monday, July 21, 2014

Audrey's Guide to Witchcraft Free

In honor of Summer, I'm offering Audrey's Guide to Witchcraft Free at Amazon for three days only, July 21-23:
Click Here for Free Witchy Romance!

Are you still a dedicated reader of actual paper books? No worries. I'm giving away a signed paperback copy at GoodReads. You can enter that HERE until August 15th.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Launching a New Imprint

Breaking news! My latest Young Adult novel, THE TRUTH ABOUT JACK, will launch Entangled's new line of teen-centric romances this winter. It's a Cyrano De Bergerac story about mistaken identity--very sweet and romantic, complete with a message in a bottle. The imprint is called Teen Crush and I'm so excited to be part of their maiden voyage.

Click here to see their blog/press release about it.

If you've got a contemporary Young Adult novel you'd like to get published, this is an amazing opportunity to submit to a brand new imprint. See the submission guidelines here.

Hot New Places to Submit Your Fiction

Sometimes, as a writer, it's easy to feel you're navigating a vast, barren wilderness all alone. You've slaved away on your manuscript; you've read and reread it. You gritted your teeth and persevered when the feedback was less than stellar. Now it's as perfect as you can get it, and you decide you want to go the traditional publishing route, rather than getting it out there on your own. You're ready to submit it to publishers, yet you find doors slammed in your face every step of the way. This road is especially rough for writers without an agent.

Take courage, writers! Here's a list of places accepting submissions in various genres:

Science Fiction and Fantasy: DAW (a Penguin Imprint)

Young Adult Fantasy: Teen Crave, a brand new imprint from Entangled

Young Adult Contemporary Romance: Teen Crush, a brand new imprint from Entangled

Adult Romance: Lovestruck (an Entangled Imprint)

Gritty Romantic Suspense: Intrigue Noir (a Harlequin Imprint)

Historical Romance: Harlequin Historical 

Erotic Novellas: Cosmo Red-Hot Reads 

Wishing you all kinds of luck and positive juju as you send your baby out into the world. Drop me a line and let me know how it goes!