Monday, March 26, 2018
Monday, March 19, 2018
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Cover Reveal: UNSEEN EVIL and EVIL UNLEASHED are both coming your way April 3rd! Check out these awesome covers and preorder your copies today!
About UNSEEN EVIL:
How can you fight what you can’t see?
Seventeen-year-old Kaylan Bradford has no idea what she wants to do with her future, but dying sure as hell isn’t on top of her list. Yet everywhere she goes, strange accidents happen, each one nearly taking her life. Someone or something is after her.
Reese, the sexy new guy in town, immediately takes an interest in Kaylan, and something about him makes Kaylan feel more alive than ever. Reese isn’t the only new face in Kaylan’s life, though. Riley is beyond gorgeous, and he saves Kaylan’s life more than once.
But Reese and Riley are both keeping secrets—secrets about Kaylan’s future. The more Kaylan discovers about herself, the more the attempts on her life begin to make sense.
Kaylan is desperate to change her fate, but when she discovers the identity of the one who’s trying to kill her, she may not have a future at all.
About EVIL UNLEASHED:
Kaylan Bradford thought having her boyfriend decide her future for her was the worst thing ever. She couldn’t have been more wrong. Discovering the truth about her past sets in motion a slew of events that unleash evil on the world.
Determined to fix her mistakes, Kaylan resorts to traveling through time, but every move she makes only creates new problems for her to deal with. People are dying, and she’s to blame.
She’ll need to figure out how to battle the ultimate evil...even if it means battling herself.
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Kelly Hashway fully admits to being one of the most accident-prone people on the planet, but that didn’t stop her from jumping out of an airplane at ten thousand feet one Halloween. Maybe it was growing up reading R.L. Stine’s Fear Street books that instilled a love of all things scary and a desire to live in a world filled with supernatural creatures, but she spends her days writing speculative fiction and is a USA Today bestselling author. Kelly is also USA Today bestselling romance author Ashelyn Drake. When she’s not writing, Kelly works as an editor and also as Mom, which she believes is a job title that deserves to be capitalized.
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Monday, March 12, 2018
Told in alternating chapters by the young Davy and the grown David, we meet ten-year-old Davy in 1969. Davy’s life is not easy. He’s different from the other kids. For one thing, he has no friends. Also, in the ‘60s most families had a mother and a father; Davy never met his father. There’s still another thing that makes him different: he can’t swim in the deep water. All he does is sink and nearly drown.
The day thirteen-year-old Ellis, who is spending the summer with her grandmother, saves his life changes everything. She becomes not only his first friend, but his baby sitter while his mother is at work. They also make “corners,” which adds a beautiful touch to the story. I don’t want to give anything away so I won’t explain about “corners.” But I do believe that one day I’d like to make a “corner” of my own. You may want to as well, after reading the book.
Corrina Austin also shows us Davy’s story from the point-of-view of the grown-up Davy (David). In those chapters David is talking to his youngest son, Will, telling him about his early life. I love the relationship between father and son. Their conversation sounds so real it places the reader in the scene with the characters. And the ending is just right, kind of what I expected, or at least hoped for.
Davy’s story will make you laugh. It will make you cry. It will also make you thankful for your family, at least it did me.
CORNERS would be a great addition to school classrooms and libraries, and also would be good for a study of the 1960's in history. Recommended.
Wednesday, March 7, 2018
The March 7 question is How do you celebrate when you achieve a writing goal/finish a story?
Mmm, interesting question. I can't think of anything in particular I do. I am happy and relieved that I achieved my goal. When I finish a story, I'm excited. No partying or going to the movies or anything special, though. Gee. My life sounds boring, doesn't it? Really, it's not. Finishing a story is a great accomplishment for me. Usually, because I've worked on it for so long. I'm a sloooww writer. I have trouble going forward and tend to make corrections as I go. Even when I finish my work, I know there will be more changes. I've already jotted down notes of things to add or change for my WIP, when it's finished. I'm only on chapter 14, but I've been researching to get the lifestyle of my main character correct. That's very important in this story.
So, I'm rambling. Basically, all I do is smile, sigh in relief, maybe drink a glass of tea and eat chocolate. Then go back and start again. Achieving my goal gives me courage to keep going and do it for the next goal.
How about you?
Happy Reading and Writing.