Monday, September 29, 2014

Private Internship Release Day!

The Private Internship blurb:

Sugar’s not so sweet and secrets can be deadly … especially with matters of the heart

Sienna’s bestie, Harper warned her not to intern for famous bad boy artist, Casper Mason. After all, he just fired Harper who helped Sienna get the interview. But the moment Sienna sees Casper—or Caz—sweaty and practically shirtless and swinging from chains while he works on his sculpture, she’s hooked. He’s the richest, hottest artist in New York, and he lives in the fabulous Williamsburg Sugar Factory. But he’s also an incorrigible game-player, who seems to relish challenging Sienna’s loyalty with a string of unsettling tests.

She knows she should get away fast. But by the time Sienna sneaks into his locked storage room and begins to unearth his dark and terrifying secret, she’s fallen way too hard for the handsome, charismatic Caz.

Book reviewers are saying:

"Beautiful. Amazing. A fantastic read that left me wanting more." -XoXo Book Blog

"A juicy read full of passion and magnetic chemistry that will have you hooked from beginning to end." -From the Purple Matter Book Blog

Author Bio:

Kitsy Clare hails from Philly and lives in New York. A romantic at heart, she loves to write about the sexy intrigue of the city, and particularly of the art world. She knows it well, having shown her paintings here before turning to writing. The Art of Love series includes Model Position (novella) and Private Internship. Kitsy also writes YA as Catherine Stine. Her futuristic thriller, Ruby’s Fire was a YA finalist in the Next Generation Indie book awards. Fireseed One, its companion novel, was a finalist in YA and SF in the USA News International Book Awards, and an Indie Reader notable. Her YA horror, Dorianna, launches on Oct. 24 with Evernight Teen.

Buy Links:

Private Internship at Amazon

Kitsy’s books at B&N

Kitsy’s books at AllRomance ebooks

Model Position (first in series) is on sale at Amazon!

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Thursday, September 25, 2014

Follow Fest

Purpose: A platform building opportunity for writers of all kinds. 
(Think, ‘cyber meet-and-greet with social media links for business cards.’)

When: September 22nd thru 26th, 2014.

How: Create a blog post using the guide provided and sign up on the Linky list any day during FollowFest week, after your post goes live. (To make things easier, there will be only one Linky list this year.) 

During the week of the fest, visit other blogs and connect with as many writers as you wish.

For more info go here

Name:  Elizabeth Arroyo

Fiction or nonfiction? Fiction

What genres do you write? Dark Fantasy, Romance, Thrillers, Contemporary

Are you published? Yes! for full info check out my website

Do you do anything in addition to writing?
I work in the community and teach writing to urban youth. 

Tell us a little about yourself.
I live in Chicago, for real. I have four amazing children and one amazing husband. I love to read anything with great characters. I also binge read. I could read four books in a weekend and then nada. I love watching action flicks, I tend to stay away from stuff that makes me cry (I've cried enough growing up), and... I'm addicted to Arrow CW. 

What are you reading right now?
I just finished The Digital Plague by Jeff Somers

Which authors influenced you the most?
Stephen King, Dean Koontz, J.K Rowling, 

Where can people connect with you?

Here on my blog, or Twitter @EArroyo5


Do you have a newsletter? Yes! Only for new releases. You can subscribe on my website

Is there anything else you’d like us to know?
You can find me on twitter when I should be writing. I am always on the look out for great Beta readers. I think they should have their own holiday. =)

Now your turn. Check out the linky above and join the fest. =)

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

The Zodiac Collector Release Day!

Release Day!

Title: The Zodiac Collector
Author: Laura Diamond
Publication Date: September 23, 2014
BISAC: JUV037000 (JUVENILE FICTION / Fantasy & Magic)
             JUV058000 (JUVENILE FICTION / Paranormal *)
Price: $9.95
Pages: 328
ISBN: 9781937053635

For almost-16 year-old Anne Devans, the annual Renaissance Faire means three things—her dad spending weeks in the smithy, her bipolar mom doing some manic costume making, and another ruined birthday for her and her twin sister, Mary.

This year, Anne wants things to be different, and she's going to do things her way.

On the eve of the Faire, Anne (along with a reluctant Mary) conjures up a spell that will make their 16th birthday party a whirlwind event. Little do they know that it's a literal request.

After the mini tornado in their room subsides, the girls realize they've invoked the power of the Gemini Twins, Castor and Pollux. That's the good news. The bad news is they also caught the attention of a sorceress named Zeena who has been collecting children born under each Zodiac Sign to enhance her power. Once she captures Anne and Mary, Gemini twins, the entire Zodiac—and the world—will be hers.

Anne leads the fight against Zeena, but her one-sided decisions could throw them into a world so far from home, even the Renaissance Faire would seem like a brilliant vacation. Between managing their new Zodiac powers, dodging their manic mother and trying to stop Zeena, they'll get a 16th birthday they'll never forget.

Purchase links: Amazon    Barnes & Noble

Author bio:
Laura Diamond is a board certified psychiatrist and author of all things young adult paranormal, dystopian, and horror. She’s a lucid dreamer, meaning she can direct her dreams while they’re happening. When she’s awake, she pens stories from her dreams and shares them with her readers. Laura has many published titles including the Pride Series (New Pride, Shifting Pride, and Tsavo Pride), the Endure Series (Endure and Evoke), The Zodiac Collector, a novella Sunset Moon in the Lore anthology, and several shorts stories. When she’s not writing, she is working at the hospital, blogging at Author Laura Diamond--Lucid Dreamer, and renovating her 225+ year old fixer-upper mansion.

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Friday, September 19, 2014

Let me take a Shelfie!

I hopped on this 

When: From Now until October 6th, 2014

What: Take a picture of your favorite book(s), your bookshelves, or you with your favorite book(s). We understand if you're shy and don't want to be in the picture, but you get bonus points if you are. Then share it on your blog, Facebook, or Twitter. It's as quick and easy as that!

This blog hop is hosted by eight amazing authors: Tara Tyler, Heather Gardner, CD Coffelt, M.J. Fifield, Elizabeth Seckman,Rena Rocford, Christine Rains , and Vikki Biram. They'll be offering prizes for various categories. The grand prize winner will win $40! 

Here's mine! Tada!

This is one of three bookshelves in the house. It's a hot mess. 

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Happy Wednesday!

Status update
I'm alive!!

That is a success. 
After two weeks in revision my brain is ready to burst. It's like I'm on a coffee high, like my brain has way too much stimulus to process, like...yeah...squirrel on coffee

How is your week going? 

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Carlos & Casey Release!

Releasing from Breathless Press on September 12th, 2014.
NOW’S THE TIME…Get to know Ember Leigh’s work!
During September 10th – September 17th, get Ember Leigh’s erotic romance novel ‘Jaded’ for half off at Breathless Press.
Casey hasn't seen Carlos in four years, but a business trip brings the ex-lovers together, making them question whether the spark is still really there.
Blurb: Recently divorced, Casey has been longing for a man's touch. So when business brings her back to Carlos, the one that got away, it has to be fate. The four years apart have only done him better, and all she can think about is having his arms, and body, wrapped around hers. But Carlos is not the same man he was four years ago, and Casey too is feeling the weight of too much time gone by. Can Casey help reignite his fire or has time left them behind?




Ember Leigh has been writing erotic romance novels since she was far too young.  A native of northern Ohio, she currently resides in South America with her Argentinean partner, a detail she uses to justify her Bachelor's degree in Latin American Literature. In addition to romance novels, she also writes travel articles, maintains three blogs, and continually attempts to complete a mildly-gripping short story. In her free time, she practices Ashtanga yoga, travels the world, and eats lots of vegetables.

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Twitter: @EmberLeighAuth


Friday, September 12, 2014


That's me this week.
In a nutshell, I had to put my writing on hold. I am happy to anounce that I reached midpoint on my revision goal. Yay! I'm still on schedule.
Here's a few writerly links I shared on Twitter to round up the week. Enjoy!

Martha Alderson: How to Prepare for Major . Deepen |dramatic action, compelling characters/thematic significance  
What is “Word of Mouth” in Today’s World?
Fiction University: What's Their Story? Discovering the Front Story of Your Non-POV Characters
"How to Write a Book: The 5-Draft Method"
And finally...for a bit of inspiration, I was blown away by this. I can't wait to read her bio
How was your week?