Feeds:
Posts
Comments

Archive for March, 2012

Not sure how this happened, but for the 2nd month in a row I have a book up for Sizzling Read of the Month!! (OMG). LOL. So, if you’d like to vote for The Fairy Godmother Files: Cinderella Complex drop in. The voting bubbles are on the right side!  VOTE HERE: Sizzling Hot Books

Also, while you’re there check out the AWESOME 5 heart review TFGF received. So humbling. It makes me happy to know that people are enjoying my characters/stories.

Now for my LONG overdue Lucky 7 Meme I’ve had several people tag me on this and I’m FINALLY getting to it.  This excerpt is from The Fairy Godmother Files: Cinderella Complex. So, here are seven lines from the seventh line down on the 77th page of The Fairy Godmother Files: Cinderella Complex.

EXCERPT

Jack peered inside. Satisfied there was nothing there, he sat back down on my bed. “I’ll have you know, in almost every scary movie, someone’s killed in the shower.”

 “Oh, please.” I shut the door before he had the opportunity to reenact Psycho. But when I turned toward the shower, uneasiness tightened my muscles. I crossed the room, taking quiet steps. My heart thundered. As I reached for the shower curtain, my hand shook. With a deep breath, I tore it back. The cliclink of the curtain rings sent me reeling backward. I steadied myself on the edge of the bathroom sink and stared at the empty space.

 Great, nothing like letting Jack give me a complex.

Advertisements

Read Full Post »

Welcome again to YAFF Muse: blog rounds. The ladies of YA Fiction Fanatics have come together for YAFF Muse. To have a little fun, explore different styles of writing and to give you some kick-butt shorts to read. Enjoy!

PHOTO CREDIT JARI from MORGUEFILE.COM

 

“C’mon, Dara. Trust me, you want to see this.” Cal Carruthers rushed ahead of me, the setting sun making his auburn hair look like it was on fire.

He dashed into the shadowy crevices between the trees and boulders. I sighed. The whole day was like a dream come true. I mean, in what world did the hotness that is Cal Carruthers ask a band geek like me on a picnic?

I stepped over a moss covered log, my long hair blowing into my face.

“So how much further is this place?” I called.

Leaves crunched under my feet as I made my way deeper into the woodland. Silence enveloped me. The birds had stopped chirping and I didn’t hear Cal’s footsteps any longer.

“Cal?”

The stench of rotten wood and moist earth assaulted me. I wrinkled my nose. My eyes scanned the thick canopies above me, daylight fading fast.

“We’re almost there.” Cal poked his head out of the brush, nearly causing me a heart attack.

“You scared the crap out of me.” I sucked in a deep breath, trying to get my pulse back to normal.

He reached for my hand, his fingers entwining mine. “Sorry.”

His brilliant smile practically blinded me. “It’s okay.”

Dang straight it was okay. I mean, this was Cal Carruthers. He could do anything to me and it’d be okay. Like kiss me. Or hold me. Or well anything.

He grinned as if hearing my thoughts and tugged me along behind him. After a few more minutes we came to stop in front of a large, stone structure. It was covered with moss and reminded me of a large hive.

“What is this place?” A cold wind picked up my hair, sending chills down my neck. Forest debris blew across the forest floor as if trying to run away.

“Some place special.” Cal’s eyes darkened and a low humming reverberated around us.

I gasped as tiny winged creatures darted from the hive. Fairies. No way. This wasn’t real. I took a step back, but Cal caught hold of me, cementing me in place.

The fairies flickered in and out of the trees like sparkling Christmas lights, their wings beating behind them. They looked so celestial. So beautiful.

One flew closer to me and landed on my arm. It cocked its head to the side then lowered its head.

“Ow! It bit me.” I shrieked, trying to get the creature off me.

“Of course they did. They’re hungry Dara. Hungry for blood. Your blood.”

I staggered backward. “No. This isn’t possible.”

“Come my sweets. Dinner has arrived.” Cal waved his hands in the air. At once, thousands of vampiric fairies were upon me.

Teeth nipped and gnawed at my flesh. The beings swarmed me, covering me like a heavy net until I fell to the ground. Pain erupted in my veins. They pulled at my hair and my skin. Biting and sucking. I wanted to scream, but the fairies covered my face, muffling me.

And Cal stood there. Watching. Waiting for me to die. My dream come true had turned into a nightmare. A nightmare, I’d never escape.

Thanks for coming by. Please be sure to drop by my fellow YAFFers blogs and don’t forget to leave a comment.

Traci Kenworth

Vanessa Barger

Read Full Post »

Hey everyone, first of all I want to announce the winners from the blog hop/interviews. Traci drew three names this morning (make sure you get in touch with her so I can get address/email info).

1st place/winner of Fairy Godmother Files Ebook/signed bookmarks/trading cards: Jenn Fischetto

2nd place winner of signed bookmarks/trading cards: Melody

3rd place winner of signed bookmarks/trading cards C.B. Wentworth

And in the drawing from Liz Botts’ blog:

Winner: Traci Kenworth signed bookmarks/trading cards

Now for my BIG SQUEE!!! The Fairy Godmother Files: Cinderella Complex made it up to #45 on Amazon UK today (under the fairytales/folktales/myths). So thank you SO SO SO much to my UK readers, you guys are truly FABBITY FAB!!!

I’m just so glad you guys are enjoying my book. Thank you so much for reading it and sending me nice emails regarding it!

Read Full Post »

First of all I want to thank everyone for the positive feedback/words regarding The Fairy Godmother Files: Cinderella Complex. Seriously, it makes writing even that much more wonderful knowing that people are enjoying my stories.

And speaking of the Fairy Godmother Files, my lovely friend/crit partner Jennifer Fischetto is talking about my book on her blog today! Woohoo! So make sure to pop over.

In other news THE HUNGER GAMES—OMG SO AWESOME!!! I went to see the movie this weekend with my family. It was SO good. I don’t want to get all spoilery, but I can say there were a couple spots where I teared up (when Kat was with Rue and at the beginning).

The scenes with Katniss and Peeta were FAB. And holy crap the viciousness of the some of the tributes was captured perfectly. They didn’t show tons of gore or anything, but I mean you got a good idea/picture of what these kids were going through.

Kudos to the director/producers/writers for this film. My son and daughter both agreed that this was the best movie they’d seen.

Hope everyone gets a chance to go see it, totally worth it!

Oh and tomorrow I’ll be announcing the winners from my little blog tour I did. And stay tuned I’ll be giving away more stuff in the next couple of weeks.

Read Full Post »

GIANT SQUEEEE….okay today is like an ALL CAPS kinda day (hehehe). I’m so happy to announce the release of my story The Fairy Godmother Files: Cinderella Complex. I’ve been waiting for a LONG time to have this baby out in the world. So be very nice to her (smiles). Seriously though, it was SO much fun to write and I hope everyone enjoys it! I will be visiting some blogs and I hope you’ll stop in and say hi (links are listed below). There’s a chance to win some loot (signed bookmarks, book cover trading cards, ebooks).

Come visit me today at these lovely ladies blogs:

Traci Kenworth

Liz Botts

Vanessa Barger

You can find The Fairy Godmother Files: Cinderella Complex at:

Astraea Press

Amazon

Amazon UK

Barnes & Noble

Read Full Post »

Since my publisher has the book blurb up under the “coming soon” portion, I’ve decided it’s safe to share (LOL).

Blurb:

Sixteen-year-old Maggie Winters can’t think of anything more exciting than junior year. There’s her first prom to look forward to, she can drive, and most important Connor Prince has finally noticed her. But unfortunately so has the school snob, Katrina Melville, who goes out of her way to make Maggie’s life a living hell. If that’s not enough, Maggie’s grandma has decided to retire, which doesn’t seem like such a big deal. That is until she finds out her grandma is a Fairy Godmother, and not just any Fairy Godmother. The Fairy Godmother, as in Cinderella, pumpkins, and mice. And she has informed Maggie that she’s next in line to become the new Fairy Godmother.

At first Maggie is excited, the whole getting wings, flying (or rather trying not to crash), and a wand that lets her grant wishes. It’s like being a superhero, without all the action, explosions, and spandex. Then she gets her first assignment, Katrina Melville, her nemesis. And if that doesn’t make her want to poof herself into oblivion, she finds out that part of Katrina’s happily-ever-after is Connor Prince. Life is so unfair. Even worse, she can’t tell her two best friends about any of it and they’re getting sick of her disappearing acts. Then there are the dangerous creatures, called Grimms who will stop at nothing to keep the happy endings from being fulfilled, even if it means destroying the Fairy Godmother responsible. With time running out, Maggie has to make this wish come true or it will ruin the fates of everyone involved, and open the world to darkness beyond imagination. Maggie will soon find out what it truly means to be a Fairy Godmother—and it isn’t all about princes, gowns, and wings, but something much more.

Only a few more weeks until it’s release! So excited to share it with everyone! Seriously, this book has been a couple years in the making.

Read Full Post »

%d bloggers like this: