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So winter has been kind of relentless up in my neck of the woods (Michigan). The kidlets were off school this whole week due to weather and one day last week. And I’ve gotten to add an extra hour onto my commute (ahhhh). LOL.  Needless to say, I’m beginning to feel like my MC Salome, in The Winter People (fearing/hating winter).

 

But in other news, it is LESS THAN 2 MONTHS until The Romeo Club releases. I’m SO SO SO excited. Seriously can’t wait. I’ve also turned in another round of The Winter People edits and The Legend of Me edits. Waiting to hear back on a couple proposals for a contemporary YA I need to write. I’m plotting out the 2nd TLOM book.

 

Other than that, I’m just kind of chilling! I’ll be hanging out at the basketball courts for my daughter’s b-ball games starting Monday. Can’t wait to watch her play. And I’m trying SO hard to get caught back up on crits in my critique group as well as putting a dent in my TBR pile.

 

And speaking of TBR piles, here are a few of the books I’m looking forward to getting my hands on and reading in 2014 (And I know I’ve probably forgotten several—LOL). What are you looking forward to reading? Or are there any you think I ought to add to my TBR list/to buy list?

 

Unhinged by A.G. Howard

Alienated by Melissa Landers

To all the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han

Twelve Steps by Veronica Bartles

Crown of Ice by Vicki Weavil

Compulsion by Martina Boone

The Chapel Wars by Lindsey Leavitt

The Storyspinner by Becky Wallace

Summer on the Short Bus by Bethany Crandell

Salt by Danielle Ellison

Defy by Sara B. Larson

Wish You Were Italian by Kristin Rae

A Mad Wicked Folly by Sharon Briggs Waller

Breathe for Me by Rhonda Helms

Dark Paradise by Angie Sandro

Into the Still Blue by Veronica Rossi

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Sooo…it looks like they’re having blog tour sign ups for The Romeo Club!! SQUEEEEE…I can’t believe this book comes out in like 2 months! My first YA Contemporary Romance!!!  I had SO much fun writing this book and am SO excited for everyone to read it.

If you’d like to try and get in on the blog tour you can go here and sign up:  http://us6.campaign-archive2.com/?u=3c46be723ce1fdc018c5f5545&id=d2581e1f0c

Hope everyone is having a FAB January! I’m in the midst of editing two books right now (The Winter People and The Legend of Me). Definitely keeping busy, that’s for sure. And my daughter made the basketball team so I’ll be hanging out at the Lady Jackets basketball games rooting for her!

Also starting to get back into reading again. My “To Be Read” pile is getting to the point of turning into a mountain so I figured I better get cracking (LOL).

How’s everyone else doing? Read any good books?

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You guys, I’m SO SO SO happy to take part in Angie’s book cover reveal for her book Dark Paradise. Angie and I “met” a couple years ago when we were both going through the query trenches/getting our first agents. She has since been such a supportive writing friend who I SO adore. I’m so excited for her and her upcoming book! Check out Angie’s GORGEOUS cover and don’t forget to enter her contest to win a $25.00 Amazon gift card.

DARK PARADISE
Angie Sandro
July 1, 2014
Grand Central Publishing/ Forever Yours
 
Dark Paradise cover
 
BOOK BLURB:
DARK LEGACY
Mala LaCroix has spent her whole life trying to escape her destiny. As the last in a long line of “witch women,” she rejects the notion of spirits and hoodoo and instead does her best to blend in. But when she finds a dead body floating in the bayou behind her house, Mala taps into powers she never knew she had. She’s haunted by visions of the dead girl, demanding justice and vengeance.
DEADLY SECRETS
Landry Prince has always had a crush on Mala, but when Mala discovers his sister, murdered and marked in some sort of Satanic ritual, he starts to wonder if all the rumors about the LaCroix family are true. Yet after Mala uses her connection to the spirit world to identify his sister’s killer, he starts to form his own bond to her . . . a very physical one. As they move closer to each other and closer to the truth, Mala and Landry must risk everything—their families, their love, and even their lives.
 
GIVEAWAY:
Angie is giving away a $25 Amazon Gift Card.
 
ANGIE SANDRO:
 
Angie Sandro Author

Bio:
Angie Sandro was born at Whiteman Air Force Base in Missouri. Within six weeks, she began the first of eleven relocations throughout the United States, Spain, and Guam before the age of eighteen.
Friends were left behind. The only constants in her life were her family and the books she shipped wherever she went. Traveling the world inspired her imagination and allowed her to create her own imaginary friends. Visits to her father’s family in Louisiana inspired this story.
Angie now lives in Northern California with her husband, two children, and an overweight Labrador
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Hi my lovelies! Sorry it’s been so long since I’ve dropped in. Been hanging out with my family, working on writing stuff (handed in The Winter People bk 2 to editor over Christmas vacation), and just got back from an out of town conference at work.

So this year, I’ll have 3-4 books releasing (OMG—seriously). LOL. It’ll be a busy year that’s for sure. But I’m excited and have been waiting for 2014 for a while now. Definitely can’t wait for everyone to read my stories.

This year, I also have a couple crit partners and agent mates with books coming out too. And I’m WAY excited for them as well. I’ll definitely be having them all stop in to share their releases with us.

This upcoming week my daughter has basketball tryouts. I know she’s way nervous (fingers crossed that she makes the team). She made it last year, but you never want to get over confident that it’ll happen again.

In other news, I might attend ALA in Las Vegas this year to sign The Winter People, still trying to get some last minute details worked out though. We normally take a 2 week family vacation in the summer and we’d talked about maybe switching the time frame of our vacation to correlate with ALA. But again, still have to figure out a few more details before I’ll say it’s set in stone.

Winter has been crazy up here. The kidlets missed a few days of school due to snow/temps/roads etc. So they got an extended vacation from school.

I hope everyone is doing great and that we’re ready for a FABULOUS year! ((HUGS))…

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