Saturday, March 22, 2014

Happy World Water Day! And happy cover reveal day for The Water Crisis Chronicles Book 0.5 by Amber Garr. As a part of today's celebration for raising awareness about water and energy consumption, Amber is celebrating with a cover and website reveal!

First, here's the cover and blurb for WATERFALL...


Waterfall (Book 0.5)

The water is gone. The wars have begun.

Clean water is a luxury most can no longer afford. Climate
change, industrial sabotage, and greed have turned country against country as
each one tries to provide for its citizens. Terrorist groups target
desalinization plants and frustrated governments hunt those who work against
them. Rationing, sequestering, and patrolling have become routine at a time
when there are too many people and not enough resources.

While the world around them disintegrates into chaos, Zach
and Vivienne hope that their life in a government-run complex will retain some
semblance of normalcy. But when attacks on their water supplies bring war to
their sheltered community, they must accept their new fate. Stay and fight or
flee and endure—it’s a difficult decision with lasting consequences.

Will they choose what’s safe? Or will they choose to survive?

Coming April 22, 2014

And now you can learn more about Zach and Vee's world, the government, the timeline, and what you can do help bring clean drinking water to the millions who don't have it (more about that coming later).

You can also read about how the series began with WATERPROOF sporting its new cover makeover as well!

Waterproof (Book 1)

Dying of thirst is the new

Five years after the last drop of clean water
disappeared, global societies collapsed and nuclear war shattered all hope of
recovery. In a place now only a skeleton of its former self, survivors fight to
avoid capture by the government. Forced to work in factories that produce the
only drinking water available, those who go in, never come out.

Zach and Vivienne have lived as deserters since
they were teenagers. Fighting amongst their own and scrounging for the
necessities of life, they’ve learned to rely on each other in every way. Yet
when tragedy strikes and the true objectives of the government facility are
revealed, their world is ripped apart.

A fate once thought to hold their demise may be the
sole answer to their survival. Who can they trust? Who can they believe?

In this life, it pays to be waterproof.

Cover by Creative Book Designs and Amber Garr

Find Amber at:


Tuesday, March 18, 2014

The third and final book in my Kindrily series, FIGHTING FOR INFINITY,  has a magical new cover. To celebrate, I'm giving away a signed paperback and an ebook bundle!
But first, here's the pretty new cover which I'm in love with.

Cover created by NYC’s premiere digital agency, Steve Graham of  
Currently available for design and graphic services, contact:

Want to know more about this final installment in Maryah and Nathan’s story? Here’s a hint...

Every moment, every lifetime, every decision--including her choice to erase--has led Maryah to this.

Two outcomes are possible: an infinite happy-ever-after with her kindrily or the final severing of her relationship with Nathan. 

Closer to the enemy than ever before, Maryah unravels the diabolical plan that Dedrick has been manipulating into place for centuries. Revelations, secrets, and lies surface faster than Maryah can process. She doesn’t know who to trust, what to believe, or how to save her loved ones from the desolate future Dedrick is so close to executing.

Guided by an enigmatic raven-haired prisoner, Maryah fights body and soul to save Nathan, her kindrily, and countless others. But is her love strong enough to alter a prophecy written in the stars? 

FIGHTING FOR INFINITY releases April 30, 2014.

Want to win a signed copy of GRASPING AT ETERNITY or TAKING BACK FOREVER?
Or, an ebook bundle of the first two books of The Kindrily series? Enter the Rafflecopter contest below. Open internationally!

Cover Reveal!--REBORN by Cherie Reich

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

For all you fantasy lovers, I'm so excited to share this gorgeous cover with you. 

Reborn, book one of The Fate Challenges, by Cherie Reich will be released on May 23, 2014. 
Isn't the cover stunning? Look at the full spread!

I know you're intrigued, so here's more information...

To save a kingdom, a prophetess must challenge Fate.

On the day of Yssa’s death and rebirth, the god Apenth chose her as the Phoenix Prophetess.

Sea serpents and gods endanger the young prophetess’s journey and sour the omens. Yssa is cursed instead of blessed, and her duties at the Temple of Apenth prove it. She spends her days reading dusty scrolls, which does nothing to help her forget Tym, the boy back home. But the annoying yet gorgeous ferryman’s son Liam proves to be a distraction she can’t predict, even though he rarely leaves her alone for two sand grains.

Her boring temple life screeches to a halt when visions of her parents’ murders consume her. Yssa races across an ocean to stop the future. If she can’t change Fate, she’ll refuse to be the Phoenix Prophetess any longer. Fate, however, has other plans for her and the kingdom.

Yssa must either accept her destiny or fight to change Fate.

For more information about Cherie Reich and her work, please visit her website or blog
The cover art is created by Laura Sava
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Only YOU (and me) Can Prevent Cheapie Reader Mentality

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

It happened. Other authors have told me it happened to them, but yesterday it was my turn. I received an email from a "biggest fan" saying she loved Grasping at Eternity so much that it might be her favorite book of 2013 (I'm honored) and she can't wait to read Taking Back Forever (yay!) so could I please tell her when it would be free. (WTF?)

Houston, we have a problem. The book business has gone bat-shit crazy. And lots of authors (especially indies) are very much to blame (myself included). We are devaluing the crap out of one of the greatest art forms ever invented--books.

If you're reading this, you probably enjoy reading. You most likely have an ereader of some sort, and said ereader probably contains quite a few ebooks that you received for free or $.99. Correct? (Nod with me if you are included in the 98 percent of people reading this post.) How many of those "cheapies" have you read? How many did you actually finish? How many were quality reads the whole way through? (This answer will vary widely and that's okay).

Now, how many of you read a cheapie book by an author you had never read before and then went and purchased one or more other books by said author? (Please, dear God, let a few people have done this!) How many of you hesitated to buy another book by that lovely hard-working author because their other books were not free or cost more than .99? That HUGE (note my sarcasm) price difference of 1.99, 2.99, 3.99, or *gasp* 4.99 turned you away, yes? Even though you enjoyed their cheapie read, even though that author proved they had the talent to tell a story that you enjoyed, even though they had other books in the SAME SERIES with the same characters you already loved (or hated), you still couldn't bring yourself to part with that extra $1- 4.00. You decided to wait until their other books dropped to $.99 or free.

*Raises hand* I am guilty. And I'm an author. I KNOW how much time, effort, blood and sweat, and heart and soul goes into most books, yet I too have been conditioned to be a cheap ass when it comes to one of my greatest loves--reading. *hangs head in shame*

SO many cheapie books fill my Kindle. My reading options are endless. Even if I do manage to sample most of my downloads and still don't love anything, I'll just wait for my daily BookBub email, or check Twitter or dozens of other online locations for mentions of #Free books! (Don't act like you don't know what I'm talking about.)

I KNOW that I love stories by certain authors, yet I put off actual purchases of those author's books because why pay for books when I can get so many others for free? As a reader, I am contributing to the very problem that makes it so difficult for me to establish a profitable career as an author. I should be whacked in the head with a hardback edition of War and Peace. Seriously.

I don't care if you're tired of reading dystopians, I'm  about to pitch a dire future world scenario for you...ready? A world where authors stop writing stories.
*cue the bugle playing Taps*
Impossible, you say. It will never happen. And I agree. (This is why I write fiction.) New writers will always try their hand at writing a novel, and I'm pretty sure self-publishing is here to stay,  But, what is possible is that an author whom you currently love WILL stop writing. If they can't sell their books then they may be forced to give up all that precious time they spent writing multiple novels that no one would ever download unless it was $.99 or free. In most cases, I'm referring to indies, but the logic applies to traditional authors as well. They might even be in a worse jam because most of the time readers have to pay even more money for traditionally published ebooks. What if those authors didn't earn back their advance? What if their publisher isn't signing another book by them because their sales weren't stellar? (This stuff happens more than you know!) Or, (this breaks my heart) the sad fact that many publishers and bookstores are being forced to go out of business is a huge red flag, and it's causing many authors to consider retiring.

You see the logic here, right? The book world is already crashing in many areas, and it cannot sustain another long period of conditioning readers into this "cheapie" mentality. If readers don't BUY books many authors will be forced to find another profession. Same with publishing employees, literary agents, editors, cover designers, etc. Some of you might be saying, "Don't be so dramatic! None of that will happen." You also thought the original twin towers would always stand proud and tall in NYC, but we were all sad and shocked by that unexpected plot twist, weren't we? Okay, now I am being depressingly dramatic. So, onto my point...

I'm taking a stand as an author. I value my work. I truly do put my heart and soul into every book I write. Readers should value my work too (if they enjoy my type of writing and stories). I have offered a couple of my books for free or $.99 and it did find me many new readers. (That's the whole point of cheapies.) But from now on, I am not offering any of my novels for free. I'm not doing it to be mean or greedy. I'm doing it so that my fans might actually BUY my books because they KNOW those books aren't ever going to be free. Why wait for a price drop that's never going to happen, right? I'm only one little author, but maybe if LOTS of authors also did this then readers would get back into the habit of paying a few dollars for an ebook by an author they enjoy. *cue the parting clouds and heavenly harp music*

Maybe if my sales really suck, I MIGHT offer a first book in a series for $.99 for a limited time. But I really don't want to do that either, because then I will still be contributing to this huge and growing problem of cheapie reader mentality. And it IS a problem.

I'm guilty of being a cheapie reader, but I'm starting a 12 step program as of today so that I can detox from this destructive mindset and become a better reader--a better person. I'm going to support my fellow authors by giving up one or two Starbucks lattes a month, and buying an ebook or two instead. My first step is to search my Kindle and see which cheapie books I truly enjoyed, and then buy another book from that author priced at $2.99 or more. It's going to feel good. I know it. Because I'll be supporting the survival of the wonderful world of books, instead of contributing (even in a small way) to its destruction.

I invite all of you, whether you're a reader, writer, or both, to join me. Be a hero. Save the books, save the world!
And in a glorious moment of being hypocritical, I must tell you of your last chance to get the boxed set, WINTER READS, for only $1.99. 15 YA novels (including book 1 of The Kindrily series: Grasping at Eternity.) The deal is gone FOREVER as of January 11th. This would be a great opportunity to find a new author to love and then buy one of their other books!


Okay, for real, from here on out, I'm on a mission to give books value again. Join me!

*Disclaimer: I'd like to note that I do still buy physical books and request them as gifts for holidays. My cheapie addiction is only ebooks. Which is a whole other blog post.*

**Disclaimer #2: My stand on no longer offering my books for free or .99 is ONLY for full-length novels. I still believe in offering short stories or novellas to readers at a discounted price because it allows readers to sample, and those works are much shorter.**

***Disclaimer #3: IMO, offering one free book is a great way for a new author to build readership and allow readers to see if they like said author's stories/writing. It's when authors offer all their works at cheapie prices that continues the problem we've created.***

 ****Disclaimer #4: I'm not talking about ARCs or free review copies. I'm only talking about what price we offer our work through retailers.****


Thursday, January 2, 2014

It's a new year. You deserve some new books. And for a limited time you can get FIFTEEN YA novels (not samples!) for only .$99
I hear you gasping, but it's true. 

That's right! FOR TWO WEEKS ONLY the Indelibles has put together an incredible set of fifteen complete best-selling novels by Indelibles authors including Addison Moore, Susan Kaye Quinn, RaShelle Workman, Chanda Hahn, Magan Vernon, Laura Pauling, Elle Strauss, LM Preston and more! As if the deal couldn't get any better, the Indelibles is offering this limited-edition for an even-more amazing price -


That's right. For less than a cup of your favorite coffee you can get fifteen full-length YA novels to feed those readers you got for the Holidays. The deal is only good until 1/11/14, so get your copy TODAY! 

So,Sit back, relax in your favorite reading chair and enjoy 15 Winter Reads from 15 bestselling YA authors. 

There is something to delight every reader in this box set - paranormal romance, futuristic sci-fi, historical, time travel, and contemporary.

15 Winter Reads includes:

The Iron Butterfly by Chanda Hahn: Escaping an experimental prison, Thalia tries to hide her past and her gifts, from her friends. But her past isn't always easy to escape, especially when it hunts you down.

Tremble (Celestra Series) by Addison Moore: Sixteen year-old, Skyla Messenger is a dead girl walking. When her newly remarried mother moves the family to Paragon Island, to a house that is rumored to be haunted, Skyla finds refuge in Logan Oliver, a boy who shares her unique ability to read minds.

Exiled by RaShelle Workman: Venus wakes to find herself no longer on her home planet of Kelari, but on Earth with a week to get back or she'll die.

Dragonfly by Leigh Talbert Moore: Gossip Girl meets VC Andrews in this contemporary family saga. Love, lies, and betrayal become the new normal when Anna enters the world of Jack and Lucy Kyser.

Open Minds and Closed Hearts by Susan Kaye Quinn: When everyone reads minds, a secret is a dangerous thing to keep.

Untraceable by S.R. Johannes: When Grace's forest ranger dad disappears on patrol, she fights town authorities, tribal officials, & nature to prove he's alive. Torn between a new hot boy and cute ex, she heads into the wilderness to find her dad. Soon, she is caught in a web of conspiracy, deception, and murder.

How to Date an Alien and How to Break Up With an Alien by Magan Vernon: Alex Bianchi takes an internship at an alien operations center to pad her college applications but doesn't plan on falling in love with one of its residents. But as Alex's senior year progresses, everything changes and she can't figure out if it is interstellar or if it is just time to break up with an alien.

Flutter of Luv by L.M. Preston: Dawn, the neighborhood tomboy, is happy to be her best friend's shadow. Acceptance comes from playing football after school with the guys on the block while hiding safely behind her glasses, braces, and boyish ways. But Tony moves in, becomes the star Running Back on her school's football team, and changes her world and her view of herself forever.

Watched by Cindy M. Hogan: It takes more than a school trip to change Christy's life. It takes murder.

Clockwise and Clockwiser by Elle Strauss: A follow up to Clockwise, Casey and Nate travel back in time and race against the clock to rescue Casey's rebellious brother Tim from frontline battle in America's civil war.

Glimpse (Zellie Wells #1) and Glimmer (Zellie Wells #2) by Stacey Wallace Benefiel: While working together to figure out what their shared vision means, Zellie discovers that Benjamin is a worthy friend and mentor. If only he could keep his hands off of her - if only she wanted him to...

A Spy Like Me by Laura Pauling: After dodging bullets on a first date, Savvy must decide how far she'll go to protect the ones she loves.

Grasping At Eternity by Karen Amanda Hooper: An eternal soul mate, a supernatural family who has known her for centuries, and lifetimes of erased memories: this is Maryah Woodsen's life. She just doesn't know it yet.

 by Christine Fonseca: In the world of angels and demons, one thing is clear - some sacrifices should never be made. Even for love.

The Secret of Spruce Knoll by Heather McCorkle: The town of Spruce Knoll hides many secrets--and many dangers, among them are that the untimely death of Eren's parents was no accident and that she is far more than she realizes.

So pick up this beauty between now and January 11 at these retailers:

And enjoy all of the wonderful reading you'll be doing as you ring in 2014!

Plus, we're giving away a $100 Amazon gift card to celebrate!
Giveaway Details
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Ends 1/11/14
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