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My friend Jennifer Miller’s NEW BOOK COVER!!

Today is the cover reveal for my friend Jennifer Miller’s upcoming novel, Fighting Envy.  Isn’t it awesome?!?!

 
Fighting Envy is the first book in her new series, The Deadly Sins Series. In each novel, a main character will deal with one of the seven deadly sins.  The first novel introduces you to seven men in the MMA that will each potentially have their own story.  
 
Here is the blurb for Fighting Envy – Some people get a tattoo – a piece of art that enhances or reveals something about them that they like.  Other people, like me, are branded by something – actions or words.  “No one will ever love you, you’re not worthy.”  Those are the words that created my blemish, my scar, my mark upon my soul.  They were words whispered by the woman who should have loved me most.  But in the darkest moment of my life, one where I stood abandoned and alone, one man proved to me that she was wrong.  
 
When I desperately needed someone, MMA fighter Jackson Stone crashed into my life.  He wasn’t the one who should have been there, but he was exactly the person I needed  He believed that only fools live in the past.  He showed me that a real relationship is full of dreams, faith, trust and passion.  He taught me that love is worth fighting for – even when it’s unexpected and more of a collision of hearts and souls.  He proved that the wrong man at the right moment can heal everything. 
 
And now, here is the cover of Fighting Envy which is due to release April 13, 2015  Add it to your Goodreads book shelf https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25065526-fighting-envy 
 

 

 
 
 
Author Jennifer
Miller was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois but now calls Arizona
home.  Her love of reading began when she
was a small child, and only continued to grow as she entered adulthood.  Ever since winning a writing contest at the
young age of nine, when she wrote a book about a girl with a pet unicorn, she’s
dreamed of writing a book of her own.
The important lesson she learned about dreams is that they don’t just
fall into your lap – you have to chase them yourself.  Most importantly, she is a wife and mother,
and is very lucky to have a family that loves and supports her in all
things.  She also has an unhealthy
addiction to handbags and chocolate covered strawberries, neither of which she
cares to work on.  For more information
about Jennifer Miller, please visit www.jennifermillerwrites.com
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Time for a little reality

reality check ahead

 

So, I’ve been working on Reality Check, the companion to Rain Check for months now.  Months and months of sitting at my computer and willing my fingers to bleed words out onto the keyboard.  Words that never come.  I’ve come to the conclusion that it is just not the right time yet.  The book is plotted out and it’s a good story, but it is just not coming together right now, and that’s ok.  I have a gorgeous cover for it, just waiting for the right time to be revealed.  But that time is not now, so I’ve decided that I am going to shelve that project.  Not for good, I still want to write it, but I need to do it at the right time.  And right now is the time for a different story.  One that has been sitting at the back of my mind for a while and not letting me alone.

I met with my friends and fellow InDiva authors Jennifer Miller and Cora Brent today and as we got to talking I realized that it’s ok to put Reality Check on hold and write the story that is begging to be told right now.  So that is what I am doing.  I’m excited for this little change in plans, and I hope that the readers and fans who’ve been waiting for Reality Check are understanding of the delay.  I could force myself to finish writing it right now, but I don’t want to put out something that isn’t a quality I expect from myself.  Reality Check WILL happen, and you’ll get to read Wren’s story…  Just not yet;) Meanwhile I have some big plans to have this other shiny book out to you this spring.  I’ll be sure to update about that soon.  <3 <3 <3

Cover Reveal- Gravel Ghost by Charyse Allan

I am so excited!  My friend Charyse has a book coming out very soon, and today she is releasing her cover.  Her very awesome cover to go with her very awesome book.  I was lucky enough to read it.  It rocks.  You should check it out, then go add it to your goodreads:D

Gravel Ghost
Gravel Ghost Series Book #1
By- Charyse Allan
Genre- YA Thriller
Expected Publication Date- December 16th, 2014
 
Seventeen-year-old Payton Morros is a killer. Adopted as a child, and groomed into the profession by her new parents, she longs for a normal life. But lethal assassins at the top of their game can’t exactly quit their day job. Her only escape from her predetermined destiny is spending time with her best friend Conner, if only for a little while.
When Payton is sent to Chile for an assignment, she discovers a devastating truth that challenges everything she knows about herself and her family. Abandoning the mission, and on the run, she must unravel the secrets of her past before she loses all sense of herself. Or worse, before she jeopardizes everyone she cares about.

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Chapter 1 excerpt

I’ve been playing around on Wattpad and discovered I can embed a cool little excerpt thingie from there.  So, I figured why not share part of the first chapter of Rain Check here?

I plan to put the first chapter of Sound Check on Wattpad soon and will share it here as well.  But until then, look at how technologically advanced I am!!!  ;)

And then the clouds parted…

clouds parted

On Sunday I went out to dinner and a movie with Jennifer Miller.  We saw The Maze Runner, which you should really see, because it was great.  And you should read the book too.  Read the book and then see the movie, and then thank me.  You’re welcome.  But anyway, we went out.  At dinner, we ordered breakfast foods because that is what you do at IHOP and we got to talking about how we were both just STUCK with our current writing projects and couldn’t seem to move forward with them.  As we were talking we had the realization that somehow we were approaching our writing differently than we had in the past, and we suddenly knew what we had to do to get back on track.  It was like the answer just slapped us in the faces.  We were so excited.  The clouds parted and a rainbow appeared over our waffles.

benedict cumberbatch rainbow

Everything was right in the world again.

So, today, we got together again and began doing things the way we do them.  See, Jennifer and I need to plan shit out.  We need to sit down and hash out in detail what is going to happen in our books.  So, that is what we did.  We planned out the next few chapters in specific detail, down to the conversations that will be had.  We were joined by our new friend Cora Brent, you may have heard of her.  She’s pretty cool and one of my new favorite writer peeps.  :)

best friends

By the time we left breakfast this morning we had direction, and purpose and were READY to write.  Basically, it’s time to rock this.  Prepare yourself for the awesome.

totally awesome

P.S.  I kinda love gifs…  I might be using them a lot from now on.

September 23, 2014 - 9:39 pm

Vanessa Strickler - Hi Gypsy, so glad you guys got your mojo back.
Here’s to waffles, rainbows and gifs. Rock out!

Love ya, Vanessa

October 18, 2014 - 9:41 pm

Amy Kehl - Awesome