Monthly Archives: November 2012
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On the outside, seventeen-year-old Madelyne Summers looks like your typical blond cheerleader—perky, popular, and dating the star quarterback. But inside, Maddie spends more time agonizing over what will happen in the next issue of her favorite comic book than planning pep rallies with her squad. That she’s a nerd hiding in a popular girl’s body isn’t just unknown, it’s anti-known. And she needs to keep it that way.
Summer is the only time Maddie lets her real self out to play, but when she slips up and the adorkable guy behind the local comic shop’s counter uncovers her secret, she’s busted. Before she can shake a pom-pom, Maddie’s whisked into Logan’s world of comic conventions, live-action role-playing, and first-person-shooter video games. And she loves it. But the more she denies who she really is, the deeper her lies become…and the more she risks losing Logan forever.
Born and raised in northern Louisiana, Leah Rae Miller still lives there on a windy hill with her husband and kids. She loves comic books, lava lamps, fuzzy socks, and Cherry Coke. She spends most of her days reading things she likes and writing things she hopes other people will like.
Elder (Firstborn Trilogy #3)
The cover was created by the amazing Devan Edwards of Nimbi Designs.
Clara Kate is one of the eight beings needed to activate The Elder Scroll, an ancient artifact causing tragedy and darkness on the Estilorian plane. She knows that her focus needs to be on finding the final piece and stopping the evil Mercesti, but Ini-herit isn’t making it easy.
He’s working closely with Clara Kate on the quest to stop their enemies…too close for her comfort. His presence serves as a constant reminder of the love they shared on the human plane, a love that he no longer remembers at all.
Her life and the lives of those she loves are at risk, and she knows she has to put aside her personal problems. So far on their journey, she’s endured heartbreak, terror, pain and loss. She’s even been brought to the brink of death.
She thinks things can’t get any worse.
Coming December 27, 2012
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Brief author bio: Raine Thomas is the award-winning author of a series of YA fantasy/romance novels about the Estilorian plane, including the Daughters of Saraqael trilogy and the Firstborn trilogy. She is a proud member of Romance Writers of America and is a contributing blogger to The Writer’s Voice. When she isn’t planning weddings, writing or glued to social networking sites, she can usually be found on one of Florida’s beautiful beaches with her husband and daughter or crossing the border to visit with her Canadian friends and relatives.
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It’s here! The lastest book trailer in Jennifer Armentrout’s Lux series!
I have had the privilege of meeting Jennifer and she is all that! So down to earth and friendly, that it makes me proud to be one of the lucky ones to help her promote her new book trailer. And let me tell you, that if you don’t know who Daemon is…well, get to reading! He is…no words can describe him. You just have to read the books:) I hope you enjoy the trailer!
I haven’t given up, just taken a breather.
I have come to a conclusion. I am a weekend writing warrior. My life is super busy and I really only have time to write on the weekends. This is something I have been battling for years and now it’s time to just accept what is. I write on the weekends. I will only write on the weekends unless I have some unplanned and wonderful time during the week in which to write. I will not beat myself up for this anymore. I am done.
Now that I have forgiven myself for all of the writing I haven’t been doing for NaNo, I will embrace the time and write my word goal in 2 days, rather than 7. This means I need to write 8,000 words per weekend. This, I can do! If I am shy in the end, I will just keep writing past November 30th. I mean isn’t the end goal that I finish my WIP?