Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Winter Nights Scavenger Hunt!

Thanks to everybody for hopping over this way! Down here in Florida, most of our winter nights aren't too bad, but there have been some doozies. My way to handle the unseasonable cold (hey, 20 degrees for Florida is pretty unseasonable, even for January) is to curl up with a blanket, the cats, and a really good book. Hopefully you find some while you're out on your search.

So here’s how the Scavenge works…
  • Below are the 5 items. Those photos are placed on 5 random blogs that have taken part in this event.
  • Click on the blogs listed below and see if one of the 5 images is in that blog’s post.
  • If you find an image, write down the name of the blog because you will need it for the grand prize.
  • Find all 5 items and go back to the Grand Prize giveaway rafflecopter (found here Gliterary Girl), enter the names of the blogs where the pictures were posted and get 10 extra entries.

  1. Cute White Puppy in a Cup
  2. Leaves with the word LOVE cut into them
  3. Dish of Colorful Candies
  4. A Pencil with a note that says "You Make My Heart Glow"
  5. Heart shaped pocket watch hanging in the trees.

Easy, right? And like I mentioned earlier, hopefully you'll find some amazing authors and books while you're out there.

Good luck and thanks so much for participating!

Monday, February 10, 2014

Happy Anniversary to Me!

Roughly one year ago, the first book in the Winged series was released. This was something that was incredibly important to me--the very idea of this series had consumed me for so long I HAD to write it. There was no putting it off and once I started there was no turning back or slowing down. I was all in from jump.

And I have never regretted it. Not once.

The series took a lot of twists and turns. The love interest was one character, then another, then the first again, then both--which is something I really didn't anticipate but in hindsight, I can say I should have seen it coming. There was tragedy and war and heartbreak. I wrote about topics and subjects I would never have thought to write about, especially in what some might call a paranormal romance novel.

But again--I don't regret any of it.

This is also the first series I've done that will lead to a spin-off--two spin-offs, actually. And though I'm not a huge fan of spin-offs, I'm beyond excited about the next two chapters in the Winged world. The first group, Legacy, will be released May-August of this year. The second, tentatively titled Memory, will release June-August of next year.

Later this month, I'll be having an anniversary party of sorts, complete with prizes AND a special bonus scene featuring a few favorite characters. More on that as it develops.

This past year with Winged has been amazing. Here's to continuing the journey.