Friday, August 31, 2012

Bookworm Babblings review

... And that's it! For Ever's blog tour for August is done with one last review from Bookworm Babblings.

As Never continues to go through the editing process, I'm really looking forward to getting into the third book in The Ever Series, but my day job may get in the way for the time being. Crossing my fingers that I can get started soon.

Also -- I'm aiming to get some teasers of Never up by tonight, so I'll be back. If you have any burning questions or comments, let me know!

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Doctor's Notes review: 4/5 notepads

A review from Shieka at Doctor's Notes. Gotta say, I really liked this review. It focuses a lot on the positive, which I always find refreshing!

Thanks to Shieka for new thoughts about For Ever! (Plus, just look at the artwork on her button -- it's so pretty! Love it!)

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

The few last reviews of For Ever

This week will mark the end of the August blog tour with SupaGurl. It's definitely been a wild ride.

Today's review is by Shellie at Creative Reads. Then, another review tomorrow and the last is on Friday.

As for me, I am nearly halfway done with the first round of edits to Never. Then it goes off again for more edits. If things keep moving along, I may get this sequel out early, but no promises.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

The first review of Never is in

And my test reader says:

"It's awesome. I really liked it."


For the record, said reader's rating scale goes like this:

It's not my thing.
It's fine.
It's good.
It's great.
It's awesome.

For Ever excerpt at FIK(TISH)UHS today

Sherri of FIK*TISH*UHS is hosting an excerpt today from Chapter 4 of For Ever.

That is all!

Books & Other Spells guest post

Guest post today at Books & Other Spells about the realities and illusions of being a writer.

The August tour with SupaGurl is almost done!

Monday, August 27, 2012

While I was away ...

You know that feeling when you leave on a short trip and come back ... and it feels like you've been gone forever? (No pun intended!) I totally just had that! Went to a wedding in Las Vegas for a family member, and let me tell you ... Las Vegas, Nev. and Portland, Ore. could not be more different. It was sweltering, perfectly clear and in the 100s in Vegas; it was raining and in the 60s or 70s when I got back to Portland. Two totally different planets.

While I was gone, the August blog tour with SupaGurl marched on with reviews and guest posts (including my tentative casting of For Ever as a movie). The reviews were (mostly) good, though I've found over and over that you can't please everyone -- and if you try, it won't work out!

To those of you who "liked" For Ever on Facebook -- you guys are awesome and I hope you're looking forward to Never. By the way, my test reader is about five pages from finishing and says the sequel is (even) better than the first.

Here's a recap of the goings on while I was in Vegas:

 The Book Lover's Report (long-ish interview)

For The Love of Film and Novels (review and guest post with For Ever's fantasy cast)

waiting on sunday to drown (review) 

***Singing and Reading in the Rain*** (review)

Thursday, August 23, 2012

I'm at Turning the Pages today!

Angela of Turning the Pages had a great (long) interview about For Ever and all about my inspirations and the writing process.

And if I haven't mentioned it, I'm working on a super secret project while Never is being edited (have to keep myself busy somehow!). Once Never is finalized a bit more, I'll release some teasers for that ... I know, it's taking forever.

Then I'll let everyone know the title of the third book in The Ever Series ... Can anybody guess?

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Beth (Art From the Heart) has a guest post and review up!

Loved Beth's question for the guest post:  What are your writing quirks and must haves in order to write? I didn't realize I had any until I did this guest post! LOL

She also has a review of For Ever (4/5 winks!):


Monday, August 20, 2012

Jenn's Review Blog: A new review of For Ever

Hop on over to Jenn's Review Blog for a new review of For Ever.


This is officially the last third of SupaGurl's blog tour for August! Then I'm taking a break for non-For Ever related projects. Some of them are boring, regular old work-work projects; others are part of my super-secret fiction pile, which may or may not be revealed to the public in the future.

It's also the last month of summer. Bummer!

Saturday, August 18, 2012

For Ever as a fairy tale on FireStarBooks

Ashley of FireStarBooks is hosting For Ever. In this post, I talk a little about For Ever as a fairy tale. You know, Prince Charming, The Villain, The Love Story ... and Happily Ever After (For Ever style).

Thank you to yet another blogger from Canada! You guys rock!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Monday, August 13, 2012

Well, whoopeeyoo! Another review

Happy Monday! SupaGurl's blog tour is still in full swing, on top of For Ever being featured as Ebook of the Day over at Kindle Nation Daily.

Today, Dianne over at her blog whoopeeyoo is sharing a review of For Ever. I definitely had a little giggle at her comment about Wren's name and a character from Pretty Little Liars, considering I've never read or watched the series -- and only found out about it like a week ago. Yes, I live under a rock! I'm going to have to check it out now.

In other news ...

By the end of this week, I'm hoping to have the paperback wrapped up, and I will most likely have the first set of edits for Never, For Ever's sequel, in my hands. I just hope they don't make me scream. That will most likely mean that I will have teasers to share. ...

For Ever is the Ebook of the Day at Kindle Nation Daily

For Ever is being featured as the Ebook of the Day at Kindle Nation Daily!

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Over at The Peasants Revolt today

Fel Wetzig of The Peasants Revolt is hosting For Ever today with a very cool interview. I think the post offers some new and unique insights -- layers I hadn't quite thought of before, including Wren Sullivan's three most prized possessions. (Can you guess them without peeking?)

Thank you to Fel for hosting For Ever as part of the SupaGurl tour this month!

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Friday, August 10, 2012

Andrea Heltsley's review of For Ever

Woo! Deep breath. For Ever is at not one but two blog sites today! Andrea Heltsley (author of Dissolve, Dreamwalker, and Dancing With Death) gave her review today.

Not even two-thirds of the way through the tour! 

Megan Likes Books previews a chapter of For Ever

Megan Likes Books

The August blog tour is in full swing, and Megan Likes Books is featuring a cool excerpt from Chapter 4 (Caring Is Creepy) today. Love the graphics on her blog site!

Check it out!

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Guest post at Bengal Reads today!

I'm over at Bengal Reads with Kayla today. Big thanks to her for hosting For Ever on one of her two blogs. That's right, two blogs -- busy girl!

I talk a little bit about how I got started writing For Ever and offer a little advice to authors looking to take the plunge.

Bengal Reads

Never is in the review process. I just hope I don't pass out when I see the first round of edits!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

For Ever in paperback coming soon

I am holding in my hands the paperback version of For Ever. It's different than the online version -- darker and a little eerier, which is fitting. It's going to be up on Amazon soon, and about half a dozen copies will be given away during SupaGurl's tour this month!

Here's a look:

I'm over at at Sweet Southern Home today!

Today I'm over at Sweet Southern Home talking a little bit about why eyes play such an important role in For Ever. It was a fun topic to think about since eye contact is such a big catalyst in the story. I mean, it's not every day that you lock eyes with some random stranger and wake up in the hospital, right?

Check out SupaGurl's blog for the rest of the tour -- 31 stops total!

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Sweet Southern Home

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Review and *Giveaway* at Ramblings of a Book Junkie

August's blog tour is in full swing, and a new review of For Ever is up at Ramblings of a Book Junkie. Kayla, aka Book Junkie, has posted an awesome review with some great insights that just made me smile. Yay!


Now hurry and check out her blog and the review. ... Plus enter to win a paperback copy of For Ever!

Ramblings of a Book Junkie

Friday, August 3, 2012


W-O-W. I just typed the last words of Never. Cannot even describe how it feels. So much has changed since the end of For Ever. It is unreal.

My new -- possibly unrealistic -- goal is to scrap my original publish date and fast-track the editing process to release Never two months early, rather than on Valentine's Day 2013. But I think that's just the high of finishing the book talking. ;-)

I am unbelievably excited right now; it may take a few days for this to settle in. Then I have to start the rewriting/editing process. Left to my own devices, and with no deadline to stop me from the madness, it would drag out for ten months of tweaking every little word and editing in typos as I go.

Not this time! I am going to rein in the insanity. Pinky swear.

Love Fridays, but this one is even better.

NEVER. Done.

One A Day Y.A. interview today!

Erika at One A Day Y.A. is hosting For Ever today! I love this interview, and Erika has some really great questions that were a lot of fun to dig into. Also, her blog is the first (and the only one presently) that features an author photo. Up 'til now, I have been the invisible woman!

Other big news is on the horizon -- including giveaways -- so stayed tuned and keep checking out the blog tour!

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Thursday, August 2, 2012

For Ever is at The Cover (and Everything in Between) today!

Brittany C. of The Cover (and Everything in Between) was kind enough to host a guest post about For Ever during SupaGurl's book tour, which is all this month. The post talks (a lot) about how I got started writing fiction.

Super thanks again to Brittany and SupaGurl Heather for helping me share For Ever with readers!

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Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Paperbook Princess review - get it while it's hot!

Big thank you to Megan for taking the time to review For Ever!!! Paperbook Princess is the first stop on my blog tour -- and it's just so exciting! Read the review here.

Her blog is super pretty! Fit for a princess. ...

For the rest of the tour spots, visit SupaGurl Heather at:

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