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at a signing and came across a copy of King of Bad with a torn cover. Bummer. I
can’t sell that! But my loss is your gain. Because I can hold a giveaway
of King of Bad, I’m also giving away several sets of character trading cards.
These cards have been specially designed for book one in the series. There will
be a separate set of cards designed for each book – so be among the first to
own a set.
observe curfew. He wears his bad boy image like a favorite old hoodie; that is
until he learns he has superpowers and is recruited by Super Villain Academy –
where you learn to be good at being bad. In a school where one kid can
evaporate all the water from your body and the girl you hang around with can
perform psychic sex in your head, bad takes on a whole new meaning. Jeff
wonders if he’s bad enough for SVA.
develops good manners. Then he’s kidnapped by those closest to him and left to
wonder who is good and who is bad. His rescue is the climactic episode that
balances good and evil in the super world. The catalyst – the girl he’s crushing
on. A girlfriend and balancing the Supers is good, right? Or is it…bad?
indicated for Jeff to go inside. Jeff stepped into the doorway and stopped.
They were in some sort of gymnasium. Kids ranging from about 12 to 18 years old
were hard at work testing their athleticism in a freak show sort of way. A girl
did chin-ups at twice the speed of a top Olympian. A boy ran across a high
wire. The most beautiful girl Jeff had ever laid eyes on leaned against the
wall across the room. Jeff tore his eyes from her when an oddly shaped ball
soared over the heads of the kids. Two boys enjoyed a game of catch. At least
Jeff thought the sneers on their faces indicated enjoyment. Suddenly a head
popped out of the ball.
involved in extreme wresting. Jeff watched one kid leap six feet off the ground
and pile drive the other kid into the thick stack of mats. He thought they’d
have a future in WWE if the super villain thing didn’t pan out for them. Jeff’s
gaze wandered back to the beautiful redhead. She smiled at him and his stomach
“Each S.V. has at least one prominent ability. Most of us are faster and
stronger than the average human, but there are a few that are faster or
stronger than the average S.V. There are also those of us who have fire as well
as those who have ice. You can usually find an S.V. with a complementary
ability to yours.” Pyro pointed at a dark haired girl standing in the center of
large bucket in front of her. Her face was contorted with concentration, but
Jeff couldn’t see anything happening. Then all at once a geyser of water burst
toward the ceiling and it fell back down on the assemblage in a misty rain. The
girl’s face broke into an exultant smile as the dripping kids groaned and
grumbled around her.
really hard to do,” Pyro said, “break an element into so many little particles.
She’ll have a headache later.”
falling in love with all the characters in the book. I loved the different
abilities each one of them have. Kai did an outstanding job writing this book.
I could not put it down. It is filled with lots of action and even some
romance. Everything you want in a book. Victoria for Page Turners Blog
winked out, Kai Strand gathered her family around the fireplace and they told
stories, one sentence at a time. Her boys were rather fond of the ending, “And
then everybody died. The end.” Now an award winning children’s author, Kai
crafts fiction for kids and teens to provide an escape hatch from their
reality. With a selection of novels for young adult and middle grade readers
and short stories for the younger ones, Kai entertains children of all ages,
and their adults. Learn more about Kai and her books on her website, www.kaistrand.com.
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Monday, September 15, 2014
and introduce a character from one of my novels. Thank you Wanda Snow Porter for the invitation.Wanda has written some great novels for young readers. Learn more about her books at: http://www.WandaSnowPorter.com.
I'd like to introduce you to Kate Taylor, the main character from my soon to be released MG/Tween novel STAR OF THE TEAM. Kate is a fictional character, but typical of many eleven-year-old girls that love sports. You're on, Kate.
Thanks, Ms. McClure. Hi, everyone. My name's Kate , I'm eleven-years-old, in the fifth grade at River Bend Elementary School, and I love basketball better than anything in this world, except for my mother, who is also my coach. Isn't that cool? Mom played basketball too, when she was in school.
This is my second year to play in a little league and my goal is to be the star of the team. I'm good and plan to get better this season. I do have a problem, though. Emily, the new girl in school is good too. She's also sneaky and hateful and tries to get on the good side of my mom and the assistant coach Ray. Mom tells me to be nice to Emily cause she doesn't know anyone and just wants to be friends. Ha. Yeah. I know what she really wants. To be Star of the Team. See my problem.
As if my life wasn't complicated enough, my tooth was knocked out at one of the games. The dentist replanted the tooth, but Mom says I can't play anymore until we see if the tooth heals or not. So, guess what I'm doing. Instead of playing in the games, I'm sitting on the bench, the new assistant, assistant. Wow! My life is ruined unless I can figure a way to get in the games. I gotta go now and think about that. See you.
STAR OF THE TEAM will be out any day now from 4RV Publishing LLC.
I was supposed to have five authors for next week, but no one replied to my email. This is such a busy time of year, everyone's snowed under. So, I'm just going to mention a couple of authors you might want to check out their work.
Kai Strand: Author of stories for children and teens.
Learn more about Kai here.
Darby Karchut: Author of stories for tweens and teens and adults.
See Darby's work here.
Suzanne de Montigny: Author of stories for teens.
Visit with Suzanne here.
Friday, September 12, 2014
I held you in my arms
Sweet baby girl.
I saw you only one time
Through the glass
In the nursery.
Tiny lips smiling.
Or were they frowning
For you knew what was to come?
Cute little nose
The size of a button.
Sweet baby girl.
You were not meant for this world.
God had other plans for you.
I wish I could hold you
And tell you I love you.
I think you know
Sweet baby girl.
God wanted you with him
To tell you He loves you too.
We miss you
Sweet baby girl.
One day I’ll see you again.
And tell you I love you
My sweet baby girl.
Sierra Marie McClure
August 20, 1983 to August 26, 1983
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
But Cara isn’t a normal girl. She’s a member of a small group of people descended from the mythical phoenix bird, and her time is running out. Rebirth is nearing, which means she’ll forget her life up to this point—she’ll forget Logan and everything they mean to one another.. But that may be the least of Cara’s problems.
A phoenix hunter is on the loose, and he’s determined to put an end to the lives of people like Cara and her family, once and for all.
Barnes and Noble
The second is a young adult contemporary romance called Perfect For You.
To celebrate the releases Ashelyn is giving away a SWAG pack that includes:
- A flame pendant from Into the Fire
- a phoenix button
- a heart bracelet from Perfect For You
- $5 Amazon Gift Card
Monday, September 8, 2014
Friday, September 5, 2014
Wednesday, September 3, 2014
Alex J. Cavanaugh is the awesome creator of the group. His awesome co-hosts for the September 3 posting of the IWSG will be Laura at My Baffling Brain, mark Koopmans, Shah Wharton, and Sheena-Kay Graham.
And it's our three year anniversary!
Be sure to visit theInsecure Writer’s Support Group Website!!!
Am I insecure? Not really. Well, maybe a little. I'm revising my YA story after having an editor read it. She had a lot of things to say, good things, and also things that aren't working. Now, I don't have to change anything, but the market is so tough, so many great stories are being submitted to agents and publishers, that I want this story to have a chance. So I'm considering her comments seriously. I want readers to love my characters. I want the story to speak to them. Revising shouldn't be too difficult, should it? Nah. Umm, yes. Because, you see, when I take out certain scenes, everything changes. But you know, I think it will be better in the end. Then I won't be insecure, until I send it out.
How about you? How's your WIP coming along? Have you ever made huge changes in a manuscript?
Next on my agenda today is the WRITER'S REBEL CREED 2014. This is Awesome Sheri Larsen's brilliant idea.
Let's see how I'm doing here.
1. Yes, I'm still writing Monday through Saturday.
2. Believing in my abilities comes and goes, depending on what I'm working on and whether it's running smoothly or not.
3. I guess I'm fearless or I wouldn't be revising a story that I thought was finished and pretty good.
4. Revisions are beautiful. Truly, I am liking the story better since I'm trying to make my characters deeper, where we care about them more.
5. Those marketing skills again. Working on that.
6. I'm participating in a bunch of tours during the next three months for authors with new books coming out. This fall and winter is sure going to be busy, cause I have a tour of my own in September, that is if I get the interviews to the hostess in time..
7. I'm also on three different author's street teams, which is turning out to be lots of fun and keeping me busy. Is a street team kind of like a gang? Just kidding.
Anyhow, this is my world. Will be posting about my tour soon.
Happy Reading and Writing.
Monday, September 1, 2014
September is National Literacy Awareness Month. This is not a Hop. I don't know how to add a Linky, so I'm sending you to Clee McKenzie's THE WRITE GAME blog where you can read more about it and sign up. She has posted some great pre-written Tweets we can use this month, along with other information. So go sign up. I did.
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