Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Release Day for ECHOES OF SILENCE!

Dude, I have another book in the wild! ECHOES OF SILENCE, my adult fantasy, hits virtual shelves today! It's my debut in adult fantasy, and I'm excited to finally get this book out into the wild. It's been a long journey for this little fantasy, and I'm excited to be publishing with Kindle Press/Amazon.

ECHOES starts a new series -- the Songs of Life series -- and I'm currently plotting and scheduling the production of the second book.




Monday, May 2, 2016

Mother's Day Book Bash Sale!

Okay, you guys, you like books, right? You know you do! Well, for the next several days, from May 2 - May 9, there are a bunch of books sale-priced at 99-cents!

And my inspirational western romance which I write under my pen name, SECOND CHANCE RANCH, is the first book in my bestselling and highly reviewed Three Rivers Ranch Romance series, and its only 99 cents for the next 7 days!





Happy Mother's Day!

I hope you'll pick up a copy for yourself, your mother, sister, or grandmother. An aunt. Whoever! And check out the other books on sale during this Mother's Day Book Bash, because there are amazing deals right now. (Hover on "Book Genres" at the top and find your deals!)

ALSO -- you can enter to win a $50 gift card by sharing and visiting our page. Enter in the widget.

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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

LOVE UNDER CONSTRUCTION by Danyelle Ferguson

Okay, so I'm here today to talk about an amazing book by an amazing author! LOVE UNDER CONSTRUCTION by Danyelle Ferguson. This type of sweet, comedic romance is right up my alley!


A bit about LOVE UNDER CONSTRUCTION: Charlee was angry . . .

What do you do when your boss makes someone else the lead on a big renovation project that should rightfully be yours? You quit. On second thought, that might not be the best idea, but Charlee Jackson has never been one for second thoughts. Instead, she lands a big contract of her own. She’s jumping into her new life—work boots, tool belt and all. Now she just needs to form a company and hire contractors and buy supplies and get an office . . . and not fall in love with her former boss's son. Yeah. Definitely not that last one.

Peter was torn . . .

You can’t date someone who works for you, but now that his dad let Charlee walk out the door, Peter Elliot is considering his options. Charlee was their top renovation expert, his best friend’s sister, and the only thing that made the drudgery of running a large construction business bearable. But how do you date a competitor, especially one your father is trying to drive out of business? It would be stupid to make your dad angry right before he retires and hands the company over to you. Right?

When Charlee and Peter are scheduled to work on the same Indulgence Row house, their feelings and priorities are put to the test. They need to make a choice, and they better be quick about it, because the whole mixture is curing fast and threatening to crumble to pieces.

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This book is a clever blend of construction, comedy, and romance. Be sure to pick up your copy today! You won't regret it.

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My review: I haven't read Book 1 in the Indulgence Row series (yet!), but I bought it and it's waiting for me on my Kindle for when I need a perfect escape. (You can get it here too -- it's free!) Because that's what LOVE UNDER CONSTRUCTION is. The perfect escape for anyone who enjoys a happy ending. And kissing. :)

The thing I loved most about LOVE UNDER CONSTRUCTION is the characterization. Danyelle is a master at this, putting in little things that do so much to build a character into a real person. I was actually taking notes, because Charlee and Peter felt so real to me!

I loved Charlee's dedication to getting every detail just right. I enjoyed that something as simple as her cell phone notification was so detailed. And that it said something about Charlee. I liked Peter's strength in standing up to his father and her brother, but also his softer side when it came to specific conflicts.

The setting is masterfully done--I want a shop on Indulgence Row so I can write and sell books! And I don't know if Danyelle is a carpenter (I'm guessing she's not!), but I loved the handy aspect of this novel. I do love men that work with their hands, and carpenters are no different.

LOVE UNDER CONSTRUCTION has a heroine worth cheering for. One who's strong, business-minded, and willing to work hard to get what she wants. And the hero is equally likeable. Throw in a great plot, and a killer setting, and you've got a romance worth cheering for.

I give it 5 stars!


About Danyelle: Danyelle Ferguson discovered her love for the written word in elementary school. Her first article was published when she was in 6th grade. Since then, she’s won several awards and her work has been published world-wide in newspapers, magazines and books.

Danyelle grew up surrounded by Pennsylvania’s beautiful Allegheny Mountains. Then she lived for ten years among the majestic Wasatch Mountains. She is currently experiencing mountain-withdrawal while living in Kansas with her husband and family. She enjoys reading, writing, dancing and singing in the kitchen, and the occasional long bubble bath to relax from the everyday stress of being “Mommy.”

Find her on her website, Facebook, or twitter.

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Monday, April 18, 2016

Three Things

Okay, so remember that highs and lows post? Well, it only got more volatile from there!


First, you can now pre-order my fantasy, ECHOES OF SILENCE, from Kindle Press! Yay! It comes out on May 3, and I have to say I'm a little weepy about this book. As I was editing it over the past couple of months, I recognized lines I remembered writing...in 2011.

Five years, you guys. It's taken me FIVE YEARS to get this book published. I feel a movie quote coming on. "Never give up! Never surrender!"

Pre-order ECHOES OF SILENCE here!!


Second, the Timeless Anthology I contributed to last fall is up for a Rone Award! Woot! It's the first week of voting, and I'd love it if you'd take a couple of seconds to pop over to the InD'Tale website and vote for ALL HALLOWS' EVE in the Anthology category. You do have to register and login to the site to vote.

Third, remember how excited I was about my debut contemporary romance to come out on May 10? Well, that's the dip in this roller coaster ride. The release date has been postponed due to some distributor issues. I'm still super-psyched about the book -- because it's another story I absolutely love and can't wait to share with the world -- but I'll have to wait a little longer to release that excitement.

So yeah. Still riding. And writing. Ha!

What are you up to? 

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Highs and Lows

Okay, so man, does this business of publishing have some really high highs, and some really low lows. I don't think I'm a stranger to this at all, and I've lived through it before, but I'm on the roller coaster again.


I'm not querying or anything, but I'm constantly refreshing my email to see if "the one" has come. My adult fantasy, ECHOES OF SILENCE, was selected by Kindle Scout, and I've completed and submitted the final edits. So what am I doing? Hanging on by my white knuckles, checking that email every five freaking seconds to see if I've gotten the email to let me know when my book will be released.

Yeah, it's a sickness.

In addition to that, I'm less than 30 days away from the release of my debut contemporary romance, UNTIL SUMMER ENDS. I'm ridiculously excited about this book, and not just because it takes place on the beach--one of my favorite places on the planet.

This is my first published contemporary romance, but it's my fifth attempt, and I really love the book. I want it to get a good send-off into the world, and I'm nervous about it. Talk about a low! I feel like I've gone back in time 5 years, and I'm anticipating the release of Possession all over again! (BTW, you can pre-order the book if you want! I would love you forever.)

Back then, I randomly started crying at lyrics to songs, and wouldn't you know it, I'm doing the same thing again! The cycles in this business are crazy!

In addition to that, I had another book deal on the table, and it fell through. It was a hard week while that was all going down, and I'm not gonna lie, I'm disappointed. I don't quite know what to do with the book now, and it's just sitting. I think it's a good book, but my confidence in it has been shaken.

Another valley. Another reason to just sit on the couch and watch Food Network. But am I doing that?

Nope!

I have another Three Rivers Ranch Romance novel to write. After all, I put it up for pre-order and it's not quite finished yet... But my self-published western romances have seen success like I've never experienced before. It's a high I don't quite know how to ride. I find myself falling off all the time, and trying to get a grip on things, and trying to keep up with the insane production schedule I put myself on for the series.

It's definitely been a wild ride these past few months! What's your ride looking like lately? Highs? Lows? Some of both? 

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Huge Sale of YA Speculative Fiction Books!

Okay, guys, I'm super excited to be participating with a bunch of other authors with free or 99-cent YA speculative fiction titles!
THIS SALE BEGINS ON FEBRUARY 17, 2016 and goes until FEBRUARY 21, 2016. (I would check prices before downloading though. All these books should be free or 99-cents.)

Below, you'll find amazing books by amazing authors. They're all MG/YA specualtive fiction titles. You can find my complete boxed set of Elemental novellas and novels (3 titles -- Elemental Rush, Elemental Hunger, and Elemental Release) for FREE here. I hope you'll go download a copy and enjoy!

There is an adult side to this too. If you want to check out the adult books, click here.

Disclaimer: I haven't read most of the books on this list. Authors assigned their own movie ratings.



From $7.99 to $0.99

Kindle * Nook Kobo iTunes

Movie Rating: PG13

Genre: Fantasy



Nicole has been chosen to lead an anti-magic organization in a revolution which will destroy all Aretes, including herself. But if she doesn't do it, a curse placed long ago will lead to everyone's destruction.
From $3.99 to $0.99

Kindle

Movie Rating: PG

Genre: Fantasy



In a land of magic users, one boy is born without magic. In a realm of angry dragons, one dragon befriends a human boy. Together, they follow their hearts in order to save their land.


From $2.99 to $0.99

Kindle

Movie Rating: PG

Genre: YA Fantasy



Shanice has never felt like she belongs. Then she learns why—she is the last known princess from another world, their last chance to stop the one who is bent on destroying it.
From $2.99 to $0.99

Kindle

Movie Rating: PG

Genre: Paranormal Romance



Christina is a demon, but she doesn't want to be. Only one person stands in the way of her transformation, and he will stop at nothing to keep her the way she is.
From $2.99 to $0.99

Kindle * Nook

Movie Rating: PG

Genre: Urban Fantasy



Megan's been known for her luck her whole life. But when a leprechaun shows up at her door, Everything changes. Her friends must help her get it back before it ruins her high school career forever.


From $3.99 to $0.99

Kindle * Nook * Kobo * iTunes 

Movie Rating: PG

Genre: Gothic Paranormal Romance



Amelia meant to help a ghost, not unleash a curse. As her classmate's bodies pile up, she must exonerate the boy next door...or end up the next victim.
From $2.99 to $0.99

Kindle * Nook * Kobo * iTunes

Movie Rating: PG13

Genre: Magical Realism



When the royal family is brutally murdered, Princess Kazia is left to rule. But how can she rule when her home has burned to the ground and at any moment the assassin may return?
From $0.99 to FREE

Kindle * Nook * Kobo * iTunes

Movie Rating: R

Genre: Paranormal



If Lord of the Flies and The Thing had a baby, and then that baby was raised by Evil Dead, it would grow up to be this toe-curling camp scare speckled with black humor and nasty stuff.


From $3.99 to $0.99

Kindle

Movie Rating: PG

Genre: Time Travel Romance



Cassie is going to heaven—if she can get amnesty from hell in the next twenty days. Her assignment is to change the eternal destination of a girl in Albuquerque to earn admittance into heaven.
From $3.99 to $0.99

Kindle

Movie Rating: PG13

Genre: Dystopian



Arcene, Awoken and trapped in her own body as a perpetual fifteen-year-old, gets a lot more than she bargained for when she finally finds herself behind the walls of the blue castle.
From $2.99 to $0.99

Kindle

Movie Rating: PG13

Genre: Science Fiction



When the Hubble Telescope disappears, the FBI calls Jake Corby. Corby has promised his wife to cut down on the hero stuff, but when the ISS is targeted, his promise gets hard to keep.


From $2.99 to $0.99

Kindle

Movie Rating: PG13

Genre: Urban Fantasy



What if the greatest weapon in the age-old war between good and evil was inside of you? Crystal Scott must use her newfound gifts against the tide of evil threatening all of them—or die trying.
From $4.99 to $0.99

Kindle * Nook * Kobo * iTunes

Movie Rating: PG

Genre: Fantasy



Born a Naga, Kanvar is hunted, hated, and driven into hiding. Soon the dragon sickness will come upon him, and he will die if he cannot find a dragon to bond with.
From $4.99 to $0.99

Kindle

Movie Rating: PG13

Genre: Contemporary Fantasy



Winner of the state libraries' Soon to be Famous Illinois Author Project! Three unlikely heroes board a doomed bus. Destination: the afterlife. Their mission: to save forever. But first they have to save themselves.


From $2.99 to $0.99

Kindle

Movie Rating: PG13

Genre: Supernatural Suspense



St. Margaret's was an almshouse until its previous occupants burned to death years before. When a bag of bones falls on twelve-year old Julia, she gets thrown into the spirit realm with house's past residents.
From $3.99 to $0.99

Kindle

Movie Rating: PG13

Genre: Fantasy



Merge with a demon. Fight a traitor trying to destroy both their worlds. And above all don’t kill the people trying to help.
From $3.99 to $0.99

Kindle * Nook * Kobo * iTunes

Movie Rating: PG

Genre: Time Travel



When Petra Baron goes into the fortuneteller’s tent at a Renaissance fair, she expects to leave with a date to prom. Instead, she walks out into Elizabethan England.


From $2.99 to $0.99

Kindle

Movie Rating: PG13

Genre: Paranormal



When a jagged cut shows up on Kylee's arm, she enlists her neighbor to help her uncover the truth. But Price shows her much more—he shows her what it is to be alive.
From $3.99 to FREE

Kindle

Movie Rating: PG13

Genre: Dystopian



Get this bestselling dystopian fantasy series from YA author Elana Johnson in one convenient digital boxed set! Includes 3 volumes: Elemental Rush, Elemental Hunger, and Elemental Release.
From $2.99 to $0.99

Kindle * Nook * Kobo * iTunes

Movie Rating: PG13

Genre: Paranormal



Mackenzie Carver accidentally stumbles into a supernatural's plot to frame the school loner for murder, drawing the attention of the plotter and painting a target on her head.


From $2.99 to $0.99

Kindle

Movie Rating: PG13

Genre: Paranormal



Can YOU survive the fish-zombie apocalypse? The fate of your friends and family is in your hands, and when the stakes are high, YOU need to decide what you’ll be—a survivor, or fish food.
From $2.99 to $0.99

Kindle

Movie Rating: PG

Genre: Ghosts



What would you do if you had a camera that could photograph ghosts? When Jenine discovers an abandoned Polaroid, she realises the dead aren’t as peaceful as she’d imagined...
From $2.99 to $0.99

Kindle

Movie Rating: PG13

Genre: Spooky Fantasy



Sam dreams he has a friend, but when he wakes, he always forgets him. One day he does not forget, one day he remembers, and on that day, the boy comes to stay...


From $3.99 to $0.99

Kindle * Nook * Kobo

Movie Rating: PG13

Genre: Urban Fantasy



Kyle, an extraordinary level magic holder, has a problem. It isn't the pretty girl that has taken an interest in him. It's the organization that is trying to kill him. High school is tough.


From $2.99 to FREE

Kindle

Movie Rating: PG13

Genre: Science Fiction



High school dropout Darius Arthur Heisenberg is recruited to be an agent for the Keepers, whose mission is to maintain and protect the myriad threads of time. What could possibly go wrong?
From $2.99 to FREE

Kindle * Nook * Kobo * iTunes

Movie Rating: PG

Genre: Science Fiction Space Opera



Bob Astor lands himself in the middle of a desperate crisis that could lead to the destruction of all human life. It's up to Bob to stop the dangerous alien force headed to Earth!


From $2.99 to $0.99

Kindle

Movie Rating: PG

Genre: Dystopian



In futuristic America, ratings are everything. When Treena gets the wrong number, she takes a dangerous mission to prove her true worth. But why is someone trying to kill her?
From $2.99 to $0.99

Kindle

Movie Rating: PG13

Genre: Paranormal Romance



Aspen—a skydiving, rock-climbing, bear-cuddling, adrenaline junkie, finds herself in real danger when she unwittingly ensnares the heart of Obsidian, the dragon king.
From $3.99 to FREE

Kindle

Movie Rating: PG13

Genre: Paranormal Romance



The bracelet around my wrist is a permanent reminder of my mission. The silver charm attached to the leather cord is stamped with my birth sign. Mission: Unite with my twin flame soulmate.


From $2.99 to $0.99

Kindle

Movie Rating: PG13

Genre: Fantasy



Duty versus love is the one battle warrior Kae does not know how to fight.
From $0.99 to FREE

Kindle * Nook * Kobo * iTunes 

Movie Rating: PG13

Genre: Paranormal



Mary has always been different. She'd like to be normal, but being able to hear ghosts means she'll never be like everyone else.
From $0.99 to FREE

Kindle * Nook * Kobo * iTunes 

Movie Rating: PG13

Genre: Coming of Age Fantasy



As the second son, Micah Brachon is happy to focus on his inventions and experiments. When one of those experiments is sabotaged, he learns about the deadly faction that seeks to rip apart their government.


From $2.99 to FREE

Kindle * Nook * Kobo * iTunes 

Movie Rating: PG13

Genre: Paranormal Romance



When do dreams erupt into reality? After Hannah, vacationing in Arizona, meets handsome Josh from the Navajo reservation, she experiences vivid nightmares about the Navajo nation’s past — a riveting tale blending romance and paranormal mystery.
From $4.99 to $0.99

Kindle

Movie Rating: PG13

Genre: Science Fiction/Super Here



Power of a villain, heart of a hero.
From $3.99 to FREE

Kindle * Nook * Kobo * iTunes

Movie Rating: PG

Genre: Urban Fantasy



Mia Winterborne is destined to be special. Details are sketchy, though, as her dad disappeared with the answers. As her birthday draws near, long-buried lies are exposed, putting her on a path she never expected.


From $0.99 to FREE

Kindle

Movie Rating: PG

Genre: Paranormal Romance



On her sixteenth birthday Emily discovers she is a witch and accidentally causes complete mayhem as her first spells don't exactly go to plan. A young adult paranormal romantic comedy.
From $2.99 to FREE

Kindle * Nook * Kobo * iTunes

Movie Rating: PG

Genre: Fantasy



When a psychotic werewolf comes to town, Xoe’s life is a disaster waiting to happen. Throw a tall, handsome vampire into the mix, and the question of Xoe’s preternatural heritage, and it’s total chaos.
From $2.99 to $0.99

Kindle

Movie Rating: PG

Genre: Fantasy



When nerdy Rich Witz unwittingly becomes a paladin in training, he is thrust into a world where flunking a test can change history, and a mysterious bully is playing for keeps with his life.


From $2.99 to $0.99

Kindle

Movie Rating: PG13

Genre: Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror



Tamara thought she was a normal girl in a normal world. Wrong. Her new reality is full of ghosts and demons and she's a member of the Choir Invisible, a demon hunter. Join her.
From $4.99 to $0.99

Kindle

Movie Rating: PG13

Genre: Apocalyptic/Dystopian



No one knows why they have to evacuate at first. What they soon find out is it will take a lot of inventiveness with limited resources for the evacuees to survive the Weather Wars.


From $2.99 to $0.99

Kindle

Movie Rating: PG

Genre: Science Fiction



If your heart rate goes over 140 beats per minute, you die. In a quest for the truth about the Bug and its origin, Nik and his friends work to keep their heart rates low.
From $2.99 to $0.99

Kindle

Movie Rating: PG

Genre: Science Fiction/Cyberpunk



The world is broken. The powerful machines that once ruled over land and sky fought and died, leaving humanity in a primitive age of swords and monsters and only the Etherwalker can save them.
From $2.99 to $0.99

Kindle

Movie Rating: PG

Genre: Science Fiction/Fantasy



Above ground an epidemic sweeps the planet. In order to survive, most of the population must slave away in the dark, unforgiving caverns of the Yyinum mines. These self-appointed guardians strive for survival on Minea.


From $2.99 to $0.99

Kindle

Movie Rating: PG13

Genre: Science Fiction



After the world was torn apart by the nightmares of myth and legend, a revenge-filled Caleb and a bewitched Eric find themselves on journeys to hunt down the Dragonlords.




Enjoy the books! And come check out Andrea's giveaway here.