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Okay, so today is FRIDAY!! Can I get a woot-woot? LOL. So glad it’s the weekend (or almost weekend–still have to get through several more hours at work).

Today I’m sharing a short snippet of The Fairy Godmother Files: Cinderella Complex on the Astraea Press blog! So stop by and say hi.

Also, Astraea Press is having kind of a summer blow out sale for their ebooks. Both The Fairy Godmother Files: Cinderella Complex and My Dad’s a Paranormal Investigator: Seeking Shifters are only .99 for the ebook on these sites (Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Amazon UK So if you’re looking for a fun/summer read, definitely scoop ’em up!

I also got the go ahead for book 2 of Winter People (woot-woot). So excited. My lovely friend/crit partner (Kelbian) is going to be working with me on a booktrailer for TWP book 1. Totally excited.

Well, only 2 more weeks until vacay–SO can’t wait. Like you guys have NO idea how ready I am to just have 2 weeks of relaxing!

Hope you all have a FAB WEEKEND!

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So the summer is flying by. Okay, so I don’t mind that it’s flying for the simple fact that I want my vacation to hurry up and get here (LOL). But that being said, it can slow down while I’m on vacay. We’re taking our annual trip to the Upper Peninsula in Michigan. And this year will be even more special because we’re looking to buy a vacation home up there (woot-woot).  There is some lovely wilderness and beaches up there. Besides, I figure I can also use it as a writing getaway (heheh).

 I’m working on book 2 for The Winter People. Boy is it WAY slow going (groans). The day job has been eating up a lot of my time. But I am making progress. It isn’t due until next year, but I’m trying to get a jump start on it before edits etc come in on Winter People.

I’ve been reading some great books this summer.  I just finished reading The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater. I absolutely loved that book. There is some great mythology in it and of course some romance (hahaha). The backdrop added so much to the story. I’m currently reading The Golden Lily by Richelle Mead—so can’t put this one down. Love the Sydney and Adrian dynamic.

I’m missing Vampire Diaries, but am excited that Destination Truth is finally back (on SyFy). Seriously awesome show.

Oh and before I let you go, I have to share another lovely review I received for The Fairy Godmother Files from Romancing the Book! I’m so glad that people are enjoying this story. It was such a blast to write.

Well Happy Friday the 13th…enjoy your weekend.

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Squeeee…you guys, how AWESOME is this? Coffee Time Romance gave The Fairy Godmother Files: Cinderella Complex 5 cups! OMG, that’s so flipping great.

If you get the chance, drop by and check out the review!

I’m writing chapter 6 of MD2 (My Dad’s a Paranormal Investigator bk 2). Hoping to pick up the pace on this a bit so I can get it done before July/August. Maybe sooner if I can crack down. Hoping to juggle another book at the same time, but we’ll see how that works out.

Hope everyone has an awesome day! Happy May!

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Okay, so I’ve been really thinking about summer lately and what better way to get in the mood for summer than by reading great summer books? Last year, I came across the book The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han and fell in love with it. The whole trilogy was FABULOUS and instantly landed on my all time favorite reads list. Now, I want to share the first book with you.

All you have to do is leave a comment (make sure to leave your email address) for a chance to win a paperback copy of The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han. I’ll also throw in an ebook copy (PDF version) of my book The Fairy Godmother Files: Cinderella Complex.

The winner will be announced 9:00 am (est) Friday, April 13, 2012. So you have a week to get your entries in. Make sure to let everyone know!

 

 

Book Blurb from Jenny Han’s website: 

Belly measures her life in summers.  Everything good, everything magical happens between the months of June and August.  Winters are simply a time to count the weeks until the next summer, a place away from the beach house, away from Susannah, and most importantly, away from Jeremiah and Conrad.  They are the boys that Belly has known since her very first summer–they have been her brother figures, her crushes, and everything in between.  But one summer, one terrible and wonderful summer, the more everything changes, the more it all ends up just the way it should have been all along. 

GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!!!

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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.

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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

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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.

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This is insane. Seriously. I’m so humbled. I mean, OMG, is this happening? LOL. This has just been the coolest week ever. I’m so excited about the story itself (for The Fairy Godmother Files). And have been wanting to get this in the hand of readers.

I never dreamed that movie peeps would want to read it. So yeah, I still can’t believe it. I’m happy and excited. I know it’ll most likely not happen, but gosh, how AWESOME is to have the interest?

Little me. From small town, Michigan?

Thanks for letting me blather on…lots of prayers/finger crossings/voodoo chants or whatever you believe in! LOL.

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Phew! The past few days have been crazy. This entry will likely be kind of lengthy (LOL). Okay, I’ll try not to get too long winded.  Some of you may already know from reading Publisher’s Marketplace that Agent Lady (Denise Barone) sold my YA book The Fairy Godmother Files: Cinderella Complex to Astraea Press this week. Woohoo.

Yesterday we got a few really cool emails. Two were from film scouts (OMG–seriously–FREAKING OUT) and they wanted to know if they could see my MS as they’d read about the sale on PM and thought the logline sounded awesome.

Agent Lady forwarded it over.  Then we got emails from some foreign rights peeps asking about my book.  So we shot off more emails.

Lots of cool things.  I’m still astounded.  Even though the movie thing most likely won’t pan out, it’s still FLIPPING FABULOUS to even have them want to take a look.  And let me just say they’re both WELL known movie companies. 

So, about my journey. Denise signed me back in May.  We worked on cleaning up the Fairy Godmother Files for almost two months then went out on sub.

The rejections came in, but they weren’t bad rejections.  Every one of them loved the voice, the world building, the humor, the storyline etc.  The reason for rejecting? They wanted DARKER stories. Okay, so it wasn’t my writing, so that was cool and the rejections complimented the story (awesome). 

So we sent out to more publishers. Again, every editor came back saying they wanted DARKER stuff for their lists.  By now, it was getting disheartening. I mean, it wasn’t my writing and they loved the story, but the market’s geared toward the dark.  I mean, obviously this isn’t something I can change. If it’d been some writing thing, I could at least work on it.

This totally sucks when you write light, funny, sweet types of YA. So after almost five months of sending the story out, me and Agent Lady did some conversing back and forth.  We both wanted this story placed.  So we went back and forth over what our next step should be (Agent Lady is fabulous, by the way–can’t say enough good things about her).  She asked how I’d feel if we approached some smaller presses.  She knew, ultimately I had my heart set on the bigger houses, but with the market as crazy as it is, it just wasn’t happening.

So I had the choice of either setting the story aside until the market changes or I could try and place it with a smaller press.  To me, writing has always been about sharing my stories. I’ve NEVER been in it for the money.  I love to tell stories and I want people to read them.  I got back with Denise and told, yes, let’s hit these other publishers.

Then we got the offer from Astraea. They publish clean/sweeter YA so it would be a perfect fit. I tell you, at first I was kind of sad, but then, I remembered why I’m doing this. I LOVE WRITING.

Then after Denise announced our sale, the emails started pouring in (the film scouts/foreign rights peeps). And so even if things didn’t go exactly how I’d planned them, I’m very happy for the way things are turning out.  God works in mysterious ways.  Sometimes we ask for things (like book contracts with a big 6 publisher), but things happen for a reason.  Will a movie get made? Probably not, but hey, my story garnered the interest after months of publishers telling me “not dark enough”.  So, I’m totally cool with that. 

Everyone’s journey is different. I’ll always strive for the great and as long as I’m able to share my stories then I’ve already won!

 

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