Wednesday, May 28, 2014

WonHundred Word Wednesdays

Here's another prompt:  

No matter what you hear, no matter how badly you want to, do NOT open your eyes.

It’s not like anyone knows what ghosts do.

No, all the crazies in the world think we’re there to scare people on demand. They even take each other to old houses and say stupid things like: “No matter what you hear, no matter how badly you want to, do NOT open your eyes.

It’s not like I’m going to stand in front of you and wait for the right moment to scare you. No, that’s just dumb.

What we really do is follow you home so we’ll know the best place to get you back. That’s when it gets fun.

Now go see what the other's have done. 

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

WonHundred Word Wednesdays

I felt a little different in the approach to today's prompt.


It’s hard work. And it isn’t about you. On occasion, it isn’t even fun.  It’s staying up all night with a sick child, cleaning up vomit for the eighth time.
It’s giving up your wants for someone else’s needs.
It’s 100 percent on both sides.
It’s trusting someone enough to let them see your faults, and not pointing out his.
It’s being willing to apologize when you were in the right, and to forgive when you were wronged.

It’s more than a physical attraction. It’s when two partial souls find each other and make the effort to become one soul.

Follow the links below to find what others did.

Wendy Knight, Author:
Kelly Martin, Author:
Alison Woods (Peering Into. . .):
Jessica Winn, The Distracted Writer:

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

WonHundred Word Wednesdays

A little history to this one. I forgot about it till 10:30 the night before it was due to be posted. As I sat there and contemplated the prompt, my husband comes and sits next to me on the couch. I mention my task and he says, "there are bones in it." Then BAM! it comes out. Not my normal style of writing, but I really really want to meet this kid. I will have to consider writing more to this story. 

Hope you enjoy. 

You find a box in the attic that isn’t yours.

There are bones in it.
They aren’t mine. They aren’t even human.
Not animal either. It’s a strange cross of reptile and human.
Think alien
Am I surprised? Not really.
I only see my mom during the full eclipse of the moon. That’s the only time the portal’s open.
I suppose it would be safe to assume they were hers. Not from her body. But in the fact they belong to her.
Yeah, she’s odd like that.
Now how do I explain to Dad that I took those bones, put them back together.

Having a new pet will be fun. 

Now go see what the others have written.

Wendy Knight, Author:
Kelly Martin, Author:
Alison Woods (Peering Into. . .):
Jessica Winn, The Distracted Writer:

Monday, May 12, 2014

Book Tour Warrior Everlasting

Warrior Everlasting by Wendy Knight

Wendy is such a great author. She's got some fun things to read and here's one of her newest.

Fighting alongside the boy you shouldn't love is hard enough. Doing it while riding a unicorn who would gleefully fly to her death with you on her back is worse. What makes it insane?
 Doing it in hell.
 Scout and her unicorn, Ashra, risked everything just to make it into Aptavaras. Their plan is to free Scout’s family and the stolen souls, and seek vengeance on the man who took everything Ashra had once lived for. What they hadn’t counted on was Trey and his unicorn, Torz, following them.
 It might be the only thing that will save them.
Because in Aptavaras, the soul stealers are many and the chances of survival are slim. Even if they can get past the demons, trick the demon master, rescue the souls and escape with their lives, there’s only one person who can open the gate, and he’s on the outside defending the world. But Scout, Trey, Ashra and Torz have one thing the soul stealers don’t—
 A reason to live.

And for a taste of her writing, check out this snippet.  

"You’re mad.”
She sighed. “I’m too tired for this right now, Trey. If you want Kylin, then—”
He glared at her. “You lose faith in me that quickly, Scout? I’ve been in love with you since I was eight years old. See these?” He held up his arm with the leather bands tied around his wrist. “Nine of them. One for each year I’ve loved you. I loved you when you hated me. I loved you when you were dancing for some other guy. I loved you when I watched you throw yourself off your unicorn eight billion feet above the ground.” Scout opened her mouth, but no sound came out. Instead, tears trickled down her cheek. Finally, she knew what those leather bands meant. And her heart swelled.
“Just because I talk to Kylin doesn’t mean I’m going back to her. What have I ever done to make you doubt me, Scout? And if you say the hospital—” His glare was more fierce than she’d ever seen it. Clearly, he’d heard enough about the hospital.
Scout smiled, scrubbing at her tears. “Nothing, Trey. You’ve done nothing to make me doubt you. I’m sorry. I’m just tired and insecure.”
His hand shot out, circling her waist, and he pulled her into him, so close she could feel his heart pounding inside his chest, and he kissed her like he would literally die if he didn’t. There was pain and fury and hope and love in that kiss. Scout rose on her toes and slid her arms around his neck, kissing him back, hoping he could feel that she felt the same way.

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Thursday, May 8, 2014

A little history on writing my novel Eye On Orion

I've always loved the stars and night sky. When I first started writing this book and worked on Holly's personality, I used parts of my history. My grandpa used to show me the stars at night. I remember him having a blow up ball with the constellations on them he'd point out to me.
I also remember being woke up one night in the middle of the night and my dad carrying me out to the front porch to look at the moon. It was a dog moon and the circle surrounding the full moon was so beautiful it has stayed with me since then.
Growing up in such a small town as I did, my night sky was so clear and beautiful, I never had to head up to the mountains to see meteor showers. I always search the stars when I go home to visit my parents.
I also love looking at the NASA website and searching other places for information about celestial events. So I thought I'd put some of the links I use now, and some I used when writing this book.

after writing this post, my dad sent me this link. It's stunning. And a very important scene happens on the Salt Flats in my book. Check out this awesome panorama of the Bonneville Salt Flats

The Nasa website has some awesome stuff.

Also, an Astronomy calendar of Celestial Events for 2014 is one of my new favorite places to look.

I also used this book as a reference when writing the story. loved this. 

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

WonHundred Word Wednesday.

It's time once again for a fast little prompt:

You know what they say… Never run with scissors, bite the hand that feeds you, put all your eggs in one basket, count your chickens before they hatch, look a gift horse in the mouth, (what does that mean anyway?).

But why don’t they give you good advice? Why not something like "if you go walking through the woods and stumble across a mansion made of diamonds, don’t knock."  Now I’m stuck in this prison, unable to escape and about to marry a dragon that turns into a man only at night. Who said Diamonds are a girl’s best friend?

Now, go see what the others did.

 Wendy Knight, Author:

Kelly Martin, Author:

Alison Woods (Peering Into. . .):

Jessica Winn, The Distracted Writer:

Monday, May 5, 2014

Mother's Day Book Bash

To help decide which books might best suit those you gift on Mother's Day, all week during the Book Bash,we're going to be posting tidbits about these books--excerpts, deleted scenes, etc.--on our Facebook event page here.

Eye on Orion by Laura Bastian
Sale Price: $.99, regularly $3.99  Amazon
Genre: YA Fantasy

Falling in love with your gorgeous new neighbor isn't a bad thing, but when he turns out to be the bodyguard of a princess from a planet nine billion light-years away, life gets complicated.

Seventeen-year-old stargazer Holly Adams never imagined she’d find herself trying to prevent the overthrow of an alien government. When Jai and his sister Amira move into the house down the street, Holly is immediately drawn to them. Jai acts suspicious of her from the start, making Holly more curious about their oddities. When Holly learns they are from a different planet, she does what she can to help protect Amira from Shander, a man who wants to marry her by force in order to take over the kingdom her father rules.

Mistaken identity, a botched kidnapping, and a first kiss that bonds Holly and Jai for life are hard enough, but when Shander believes Holly to be the princess, things get even more dangerous.

Arms Wide Open, a novella by Juli Caldwell
Price: $.99   Amazon
Genre: Romance

Lauren Brooks is in a rut, and her roomie is determined to yank her out of it by convincing her to participate in a local coffee shop's 5-in-5 speed dating event. Once she agrees, it takes her about 30 seconds to realize if there's an oddball out there looking for love, he'll find her. And creep her out. She confronts one weirdo after another until someone she used to know winds up in the same place, and she has to decide what she wants more: to make a break for it, or embrace the possibilities of another chance.

Not So Easy by Sherry Gammon
Sale Price: $2.99, regularly $4.25   Amazon
Genre: YA Fantasy

Senior Max Sanchez has it all. 

He’s the star pitcher for Port Fare High’s baseball team. He’s dating the head cheerleader, Emma McKay, and he has a great group of friends. 

Junior JD Miller’s life is Not So Easy. 

Unlike Max, JD struggles with making friends. He’s a social misfit, and he’s being bullied at every turn. He’s also barely surviving. 

A tragedy forces these two together. Now Max must face the hardest challenge of his life as he works to help JD. A tragic accident changes everything, merging their lives together, and Max soon learns that life is not so easy for everyone. Max works to the point of exhaustion trying to help JD survive the chaos that is his life, and his eyes are opened to a world he had no idea even existed. 

Not so Easy is a story about hope, surviving, and never giving up. Download a free sample and start reading now!

Adrenaline Rush by Cindy Hogan
Sale Price: 1.99, regularly 3.99   Amazon
Genre: YA romantic suspense

A madman with a mission is kidnapping groups of thrill-seeking high school seniors across the country, and it’s up to Christy to stop him. To do so, she must take on a fearless alter ego and infiltrate a group of adrenaline junkies bent on pushing life to the limit. Death-defying stunts are only the beginning: two groups fit the profile, and Christy must discover the real target before it’s too late. 

If she chooses the wrong group, more people will disappear. But choosing right puts her as the prime target—with no guarantee that she’ll get out alive.

Rising Book 1: Resistance by Laura Josephsen
Sale Price: $.99, regularly $3.99   Amazon
Genre: Science Fiction

All Alphonse wants is a quiet summer at home before his final months at university. What he gets is a half-dead stranger on his doorstep and the task of delivering a package to the leader of his home country. Not long after he boards a train toward the capital, he's attacked by knights, elite soldiers of the neighboring king. 

Alphonse is temporarily rescued by Mairwyn, a mechanic with a haunted past and a deep hatred of knights. Together, they attempt to carry out Alphonse's urgent errand, only to learn that if they fail, countless people will die. 

And even if they succeed, they may not be able to prevent the war that lurks on the horizon. (Book 1 of 2)

Chimeria Omnibus Edition – Blood Will Tell and Blood is Thicker by Meredith Mansfield
Sale Price: $.99, regularly $4.75   Amazon
Genre: Portal Fantasy

Blood Will Tell
A half-werewolf and a dragon in disguise join forces to rescue an innocent woman from an unknown attacker. Without knowing who or why, each tries to solve the mystery in their own way. But a decades-old crime and the dragon's true identity may destroy their collaboration--and their growing attraction to one another--just when their enemy has found their hide out.

Blood Is Thicker
Rolf and Valeriah are back. Even while Valeriah struggles to adapt to her new life, a new crisis arises. If they can't figure out why the dragons' hatching grounds are suddenly going cold, a generation of dragons may never hatch--including their own eggs.

How to Have Peace When You’re Fall to Pieces by Rebecca Rode
Sale Price: $.99, regularly $4.61   Amazon
Genre: Nonfiction

You haven't seen your kids' bedroom floor in weeks, your schedule is overflowing, and the drive-thru lady knows you by name. But even when life feels chaotic, peace is possible. Packed with poems, quotes, and inspirational stories, this book gives a fresh perspective on a mother's work and helps restore calm to a hectic world--starting at home.

"Charming . . . full of wit, humor, and great ideas." ~Sandra Covey

A Change of Plans by Donna K. Weaver
Sale Price: $.99, regularly $3.99 (If you get the Kindle book, you can add the audiobook for only $1.99) Amazon  
Genre: Clean New Adult Adventure Romance

When Lyn sets off on her supposedly uncomplicated and unromantic cruise, she never dreams it will include pirates. All the 25-year-old Colorado high school teacher wants is to forget that her dead fiancĂ© was a cheating scumbag. What she plans is a vacation diversion; what fate provides is Braedon, an intriguing surgeon. She finds herself drawn to him: his gentle humor, his love of music, and even his willingness to let her take him down during morning karate practices. Against the backdrop of the ship’s make-believe world and its temporary friendships, her emotions come alive.

However, fear is an emotion, too. Unaware of the sensitive waters he navigates, Braedon moves to take their relationship beyond friendship—on the very anniversary Lyn came on the cruise to forget. But Lyn’s painful memories are too powerful, and she runs off in a panic.

Things are bad enough when the pair finds themselves on one of the cruise’s snorkeling excursions in American Samoa. However, paradise turns to piracy when their party is kidnapped. Lyn’s fear of a fairytale turns grim. Now she must fight alongside the man she rejected, first for their freedom and then against storms, sharks, and shipwreck.

All the Finer Things by Stephanie Connelley Worlton
Sale Price: $.99, regularly $2.99   Amazon
Genre: Romance

Married to one of the most lucrative and sought after plastic surgeons in SoCal, Megan Hamilton has it all. Her posh life, designer clothes, and stunning penthouse leave her wanting for nothing… or do they? Controlled by his obsessive pursuit of perfection, Doctor Matthew Hamilton will stop nothing short of breaking his young, spirited bride into a subservient trophy wife. But when parenthood enters their picture, the entire game changes. How far will Megan have to go to escape Matt's obsessive control and abuse? And how much will she have to lose before she gets there?

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