Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Playing Catch Up

I have to apologize for not posting yesterday. I didn't even do my Monday Milestones - so I'll make it quick. No writing this past week. Sad, yes. I did, however, manage a lot of walking while carrying chairs, umbrellas, soccer bags, and water bottles. As well as a lot of cheering and a bit of heckling referees. (It had to be done.)

Now I am so excited to have a week home. I absolutely love soccer tournaments, but we've had 3 in a row and I'm ready for a small break before the next one. I have time to catch up on writing, laundry, house cleaning, homework, and over-all sanity. I do have finals due the next two weeks so they'll require some focus, but I should still be able to find some writing time.

Also... a HUGE shout out to two fabulous people - David Powers King and Michael Jensen! They just revealed the cover for their debut novel, WOVEN, and it's absolutely fantastic!
Congrats Gentlemen!

Also, I decided I would go see The Fault in Our Stars. I wasn't going to go see it. Not that I didn't think it would be good, but because I didn't want to cry. Well, I decided I shouldn't pass it up and I'm glad I didn't. Fantastic movie. I bawled like a baby and had a headache afterward, but it was worth it. I also almost had to yell at the teenagers sitting behind us who somehow thought it appropriate to talk through the entire thing and kick our chairs. GRRR. It's almost as bad as making out in Schinder's List!!! O-well, it's over and no teenagers were harmed (even verbally) in the process.

What have you been up to?

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Souless by Crystal Collier ... Amazing Cover Reveal

Happy Wednesday, Everyone! I'm sure you've been seeing this fabulous cover popping up around the blogosphere, but just in case, check this out...

Have you met the Soulless and Passionate? In the world of 1770 where supernatural beings mix with humanity, Alexia is playing a deadly game.

SOULLESS, Book 2 in the Maiden of Time trilogy

Alexia manipulated time to save the man of her dreams, and lost her best friend to red-eyed wraiths. Still grieving, she struggles to reconcile her loss with what was gained: her impending marriage. But when her wedding is destroyed by the Soulless—who then steal the only protection her people have—she's forced to unleash her true power.

And risk losing everything.

What people are saying about this series: 

"With a completely unique plot that keeps you guessing and interested, it brings you close to the characters, sympathizing with them and understanding their trials and tribulations." --SC, Amazon reviewer

"It's clean, classy and supernaturally packed with suspense, longing, intrigue and magic." --Jill Jennings, TX

"SWOON." --Sherlyn, Mermaid with a Book Reviewer

Crystal Collier is a young adult author who pens dark fantasy, historical, and romance hybrids. She can be found practicing her brother-induced ninja skills while teaching children or madly typing about fantastic and impossible creatures. She has lived from coast to coast and now calls Florida home with her creative husband, three littles, and “friend†(a.k.a. the zombie locked in her closet). Secretly, she dreams of world domination and a bottomless supply of cheese. You can find her on her blog and Facebook, or follow her on Twitter.

COMING October 13, 2014

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FANTASTIC, right? I'm so excited for this. Hopefully you've had a chance to read Crystal's book, Moonless. WOW. I had no idea it would be so spooky. What a fun, creepy, and thrilling ride it takes you on. Congrats Crystal! I can't wait to read Soulless!

Monday, July 14, 2014

No Title From Me Today... I'll Let You Pick It!

Have you ever opened your post and thought, "What in the heck should I title this thing?" That's how I'm feeling right now. Everything seems bland. It could have something to do with the migraine I'm fighting, but who knows. 

This past week was full of soccer tournament fun. My son was a guest player for a team and they won first place! It was awesome! He even scored when taking a penalty kick. We were so excited. He usually plays defense, so it was fun to see him put one in the net.
On top of that, we were pretty stoked that Germany won the World Cup! WHOOT! Yep, if it couldn't be the U.S., we wanted it to be Germany! This girl has German blood! It was an awesome game, and a bit intense. Not to mention, that I love looking at HOT soccer players. *fans self* It was an awesome goal by Goetze that won the game in double over time! GO GERMANY!!!
And as for my Monday Milestones:
1_ day spent writing. I know... I know! But it was a holiday!
_1600_ words added to my MS. Made a couple small tweaks to add to the plot.
_4_ moments of euphoria, because soccer ROCKS!
_1_ moment of frustration - totally outside of the writing biz. Let's just say I'll be having surgery soon.
_2_ days reading a good book. This is sad. I love my reading time!

So, what would you title this post? What are your writing goals for this week? Who were you cheering for in the World Cup?