Sunday, July 31, 2011

Enter to Win a FREE e-copy of The Pearl Savage~!

One International and One Domestic will be gifted~!
Love all my readers; globally! Thank you!

When the 100th Google Friend Connect follower is reached, a FREE e-copy of both...

The Pearl Savage and my newest book, Death Speaks (Death Series, Book 2) will be gifted.

The selection of the winner will be done through Random.org and will include my Network Blog followers as well~
Death Speaks, has an expected publication date of August 15, 2011. Please follow my blog for updates about new releases of the following titles for 2011:

Bloodsingers- Oct. 2011
The Savage Blood (Savage Series, Book 2)
Death Screams-Dec./Jan 2011-12 (Death Series, Book 3)

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Thursday Focus: Alan Edwards talks about, "The Curse of Troius..."

TRB: Alan, my other reviewer, Malryk, loved The Curse of Troius. Would you tell us a little about its premise?

AE: Certainly! The Curse of Troius is a zombie horror novel set in a fantasy world I’ve created. I wanted to go that route since the idea of a horde of Romero-esque infectious zombies that you couldn’t face with modern weaponry seemed appealing to me. It’s also a pretty low-magic fantasy world, so there isn’t much in the way of abra-ca-dabra-ing a way around the danger, and focuses on a typical small village and the devastation a group of zombies could wreak there.

TRB: What made you choose to go Indie? What is your advice to other authors that don't wish to go the “legacy publishing” route?

AE: Rejection, rejection, rejection. I found that writing query letters and synopsizes, err, synopsi, err, summaries and submitting manuscripts in the mail was sapping all the joy I get from writing, so I stopped after reading an article about CreateSpace and the changing world of self-publishing. I liked the idea that in a few weeks of work I could have an actual published book that my friends could buy. I didn’t think much beyond that. I knew it was a good story, and if some random person wanted to buy it, I thought it would at least entertain them.

My advice? Write the best thing you can. Get some feedback. Then polish it. Then publish it. Don’t spend the rest of your life editing it and trying to make it perfect, especially if it’s your first novel. Your first novel will always be the worst novel you’ve ever written. Publish it, and start writing another one, or a group of short stories, or something. Keep publishing.

TRB: You're my hero.

TRB: Where did you get your idea(s) for your novel? Is it a predominately “zombie novel,” or does it have zombies as a part of it with other supporting elements?

AE: A lot of elements came from dreams I’ve had. Every now and again, I get what I call a Zombie Dream. It’s like my brain plays me a movie. Sometimes I’m a character, sometimes I’m just a floating perspective like a camera. They are incredibly long, vivid, and stay with me. I love those dreams. One particular scene from a dream stuck with me enough that I knew I needed a story to house it. Thus, Curse.

It’s definitely a zombie novel, but it’s also a fantasy novel. I wanted it to have a slow build-up, so the reader could get to know some of the people involved, get a feel for them, and maybe begin to care about them before I have them messily devoured. Just having a bunch of strangers get eaten isn’t entertaining, to me. The fantasy setting made it more of a challenge to get people to identify with the characters quickly – there is no shorthand like “single mother working as a nurse” or “rugged doctor” that you can do in a modern setting. So, I had to build up a little more around them, make them identifiable and unique. Then have them eaten.

TRB: What type/style of a writer are you? Seat-of-Your Pants? Outline King? Master Plotter?

AE: My entire archive of notes would easily fit on one side of 8” x 11” paper, so I am definitely a Pantser. I found that even the rough ideas I had in my head would change as I actually reached the point in the story they took place. I think it helps me let the story grow organically and realistically instead of trying to stick with what might be a flawed outline or pre-conceived plot.

TRB: again, * Hero *

TRB: Did you model any characters after real-life people? Is there a character that resonates with you?

AE: One of the favorite games of friends of mine who’ve read it is to guess who some of the characters are based on. I used a many of my friends as a visual reference in my head, like I was casting a movie. That way, I knew how each character stood, gestured, spoke, things along those lines. Some of them have their personality traits blown up to an 11.

I have 4 characters that resonated the most with me: Comrick, Tevas, and Domic are all based on people I know, and since they’re role-players, I’ve seen them as characters beyond themselves. They are definitely the most fun to write. The fourth is Min, a young seer with an unfortunate past and bad choice in companions. She wasn’t based on anyone at all, so I had to work hard to truly identify with her. I ended up very attached to her.

TRB: What is your hope for readers to experience by reading your novel?

AE: I have one hope: that every reader will be inspired to send me ten thousand dollars in unmarked bills. Actually, no. The one hope I have is that they enjoy the story, and it entertains them for however long it takes to read it. I want them to be scared sometimes, grossed out sometimes, laugh sometimes, but in the end, just have a good time with it.

TRB: Is there a playlist that you listen to that inspires you while you're writing?

AE: I tend to listen to electronic music a lot, mostly trance. When I want a good atmospheric spooky sound for a scary bit, I like Midnight Syndicate or Nox Arcana or the like.

TRB: Who is your favorite author? Is there a certain genre you read [in] exclusively?

AE: My favorite author is Tolkien. He set the standard for world-building that I think can never be matched.

I read a lot of fantasy and horror, which is probably where I got the peanut butter and chocolate idea for my novel in the first place.

TRB: Are you a DTB (Dead Tree Book) reader, or do you use a dedicated reader? What do you predict for the future of these two formats?

AE: I love them both. My Kindle is awesome since it goes where I go. But when I’m sitting in bed, I like the feeling of pages in my hand. I think both will be around for a long time, even if the publishing industry itself changes radically. The allure of paper is too strong for a lot of folks, me included.

TRB: When can we expect the exciting sequel for, The Curse of Troius, to publish? What are a few things the reader can expect from the next installment?

AE: The sequel, The Storm of Northreach, should be published before the year is out. Since there is no magic-happy-la-la ending to Curse, the reader will see the effects of a spreading zombie horde over a large area, including a nearby city. It’ll be zombie mayhem on a large scale, but with a focus still on some of the survivors of Curse along with new perspectives to show the effects that a bunch of murderous people-eating monsters can have.

TRB: Malryk will be pleased. And, I may have to give “Curse” a try as I do fancy a book that doesn't tie things up neatly in the end...I sort of like a mess (even thought I tie up my own work...haha).

How has your experience as an author been different from what you expected?

I thought I’d be rich and provided with a pipe, tweed jacket, and sycophants by now. Honestly, though, it’s proven to be both easier and harder than I ever would have thought before doing it. Writing can be easy - a thousand words that ring true can just fly off the fingertips. It can also be impossible – staring at a blank page with no clue as to which word could possibly fit there. It’s been a fun ride, though, one I’m enjoying immensely.
Author Bio~
Alan Edwards majored in English at the University of Florida for approximately four weeks, until the endless daily grind of non-stop investigations into whether every single mention of a long straight object was nothing more than a phallic symbol made him quickly realize that he would never make it through to actually get an English degree.  He determinedly became a drunkard and dropout afterwards.

Later, he learned the fine art of bookkeeping, decided he enjoyed it, and eventually went back to school, this time for an Accounting degree, which he was able to complete while working full-time and attending night classes for the simple reason that there was no discussion of phallic symbols.

Becoming a stalwart and valiant accountant, he set the world afire with the speed of his T-accounts, the precision of his reconciliations, and uncanny way of balancing debits and credits.  By night, he dazzled and amazed all and sundry by reading, playing computer and console games as well as tabletop role-playing games, watching TV, and playing with his dogs. 

Nearly all of his time is spent with his lovely wife and companion Lisa, whose patience and love quite seriously carries him through the tribulations of life.

Connect with Alan~ 
He’d appreciate if you’d stop by for a chat.


Thanks for guesting on my blog, Alan...you're super-funny and were a great interviewee! :)


Peruse attached 5-STAR review by Malryk for Curse... 


June 15, 2011
The Curse of Troius (A Zombie Fantasy Novel)

Review by Malryk

Enhanced zombies, Prime medieval setting, Insidious magic, and a Catastrophic shovel - all the makings of the word EPIC!
This book was recommended to me by a good friend of mine, and I freely say that I was excited. One just needs to look at the title of the review. When we start out with the, Curse of Troius, we get a glimpse of not so much magical nature as the last days *of* magic. When this happened, I was more than a little sad of what we would be missing - especially after the tavern scene (you'll know it when you see it ;) ). However, this did not seem to impede nor take away from the progression and style of the story. We're thrown into a variety of folk, some who have experienced horrible scenarios, some with mysterious pasts, and some who have yet to show that they're worth anything more than the ale they have on the table. The story is compelling, the characters range from mildly-amusing to enigmatic (think "first encounter of "Stranger").

As the story progresses, we feel the slow building up of the release that we know is the zombie apocalypse. There-is-no-hope, that warm fuzzy feeling we get when the end of the world is neigh. Characters you may have hoped to have had a happy ending may or may not be gone - characters you may want to die in horrible way may or may not survive. It's up to you guys to read the book and see for yourselves the awesomeness that is the walking dead. A forewarning - there is not immediate carnage. If you want a book that gives you blood and guts from start to finish, go play Halo or re-watch Dawn of the Dead. If you want something with zombies and an actual story, read this book.

Hope all who read it enjoy it!

Oh, and a note to the author:
"If I don't see a sequel within the next two years, a zombie-pox upon you :)"  

Stars: 5 of 5
Genre: Fantasy
Sub-genre: Horror
Elements: Strong profanity, Strong Violence
Age: Mature

Cost:  $3.99
Grammatical/formatting issues: Nothing significant.
eBook: Yes
Paperback:Yes
Hardcover: No

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Book Bite Reviews gives "The Pearl Savage" 5-stars!

Becky's going to host a giveaway for The Pearl Savage to begin soon. In the meantime, check out her review of TPS at the following blog:

Sunday, July 24, 2011

When the 100th GFC follower is reached, a FREE e-copy of both...

Death Whispers and The Pearl Savage will be gifted using Random.org! Thanks for following my blog everyone :D


Both Network Blog and GFC followers will be included in the drawing~!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Thursday Focus: Kimberly Spencer talks about, "Shimmerspell..."


TRB: Kimberly, you're doing fantastically well with both your debut novella, Shimmerspell, as well as its sequel, Limerick. What do you attribute to your growing success?

KS: Giving away free copies of Shimmerspell has been a tremendous help. Doing so has allowed me to garner new reviews and has even boosted the sales of Limerick.

TRB: What made you choose to go Indie? What is your advice to other authors that don't wish to go the “legacy publishing” route?

KS: I chose to go Indie because I liked the creative control it provided. I’m able to write what I want and transmit it directly to readers without waiting for a publishing house to back my ideas. My advice to other authors is to do your homework. Kindleboards is a great place to start learning about the publishing process. Create the best product you can. And finally, edit, edit, edit!

TRB: Where did you get your idea(s) for your novella, Shimmerspell?

KS: I have always loved stories about King Arthur, but they never really told what happened next. How was Morgen Le Fae punished? What happened to the Lady of the Lake? For Shimmerspell, my goal was to answer those questions by stressing the fairy side of the legend.

TRB: What type/style of a writer are you? Seat-of-Your Pants? Outline Queen? Master Plotter?  

KS: Seat-of-my-pants all the way. I usually start with a general idea for the beginning and the end, then wing it from there.

TRB: I hear that!


TRB: Did you model any characters after real-life people? Is there a character that resonates with you?  

KS: Physically, I imagine Liam as a younger version of Jensen Ackles. You know, the really hot guy that plays Dean on Supernatural. But other than that, no. All of the other characters are just figments of my wild imagination.

The MC Jensen is definitely my favorite character. She’s sarcastic, funny, and so incredibly flawed. I’ve always loved imperfect characters—the ones that have to struggle to achieve their goals rather than have everything come naturally. Flaws make them feel real and Jensen is as realistic as it gets.

TRB: Agree with the mindset of the MC having challenges to overcome.


TRB: What is your hope for readers to experience by reading your novel?

KS: I hope readers laugh so hard they snort. I hope they become so enchanted by Jensen’s world that they can’t even go to the bathroom without dragging their e-readers along with them. Honestly, I just want my books to be the escape they need from the craziness of real life.


TRB:Is there a playlist that you listen to that inspires you while you're writing?

KS: Save the Hero - Beyonce
I Don’t Know if I Should Stay - Alexz Johnson
Brick by Boring Brick - Paramore.
Those three songs always get me in the mood to write for the Faerie Tale Girl Trilogy.


TRB: Who is your favorite author? Is there a certain genre you read [in] exclusively?

KS: I inhale paranormal and urban fantasy books. Seriously, I can’t live without them. My favorite authors are Rachel Vincent, Gena Showalter, and Cassandra Clare.


TRB: Are you a DTB (Dead Tree Book) reader, or do you use a dedicated reader? What do you predict for the future of these two formats? 

KS: Other than textbooks, I can’t even remember the last time I bought an actual book. My kindle has been a godsend. With the high cost of books these days, having it has saved me a ton of money. I believe that paperbacks will always be around, but e-readers will become the norm in the next few years.

TRB: When can we expect the exciting sequel for, Limerick, to publish? What are a few things the reader can expect from book three? I'm also aware that you have a full-length novel in the works, Tether. When do you anticipate that will publish? How has it been to work on both a novella (at 20K-ish words), then transition into a full length work?  

KS: Triquetra is slated to be released late August/early September. In it, readers can expect to see Jensen finally owning her powers. Everyone knows her secret now, so both courts want to control her. Jensen has made up her mind that she’s gonna fight them all. Also, the infamous Lorelei Le Fae will finally reconnect with Jensen and Dermott and a lot of questions about Liam’s behavior in Limerick will be answered.

I expect to publish my first full-length novel, Tether, late October. I’m really excited about it. It’s a young adult vampire romance with a twist and I actually came up with the idea while doing research for Shimmerspell.

So far, transitioning from a novella to a novel has been fun. But once I get deeper into writing it, I imagine it will become frustrating since there’s so much I need to include to make the story feel complete.

TRB: How has your experience as an author been different from what you expected?

KS: Honestly, I expected the social networking part to be a lot easier, but I truly suck at it. I have a blog and a twitter page, but I never know what to say. Is it crazy for someone to feel shy over the internet? 

TRB: *Laughs* ah...no~! 

TRB: Tell us your secret(s) of coming up with the to-die-for cover art for your books!  

KS: Eye-catching, bold colors! I’ve always been drawn to covers like that, so I had to have them for my own books. For authors on a budget, Dreamstime has a really nice selection of photos and you can use Gimp (a free program) to alter them to your liking.
Kim's full length novel, Tether...due in autumn, 2011~!

TRB: Fantastic! Having read Shimmerspell, I was taken with how exactly the cover reflects the feel of the story...can't wait to read Limerick! Thank you so much for being a guest on my blog, Kim! I'm so fortunate to have met you... :D

Author Bio~
Kimberly hails from Alabama and is a self-proclaimed: Avid Reader :: Writer of Edgy Faerie Tales:: and Non-Arithmeticer.

Connect with Kim~

See how it all began with Kim's newly released Fae prequel:

Monday, July 18, 2011

*love* to my INTERNATIONAL readers! Mel, from the UK won...

...a copy of Death Whispers in Ashley's giveaway! Thanks for entering readers (!) and don't forget the sequel to DW publishes in mid-August!
And a tremendous "thank you" to Ash as well~!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Thursday Focus: Michelle Muto talks about, "The Book of Lost Souls..."


TRB: Michelle, you're consistently RANKED in the top 100 for your category, Mystery, Espionage & Detectives and the top 100 for top-RATED in Love & Romance (both Young Adult). Besides having a unique and compelling story, what do you attribute to your growing success?

MM: I make myself available to readers on Twitter, my blog, and on a couple of message boards. A good cover and friends who are professional editors don't hurt, either.


TRB: What made you choose to go Indie? What is your advice to other authors that don't wish to go the “legacy publishing” route?

MM: There's never been a better time to be a writer. I decided to go indie after a lot of close calls with agents. My number one rejection was "in this economy." My advice to future indies? Make sure you've had beta readers and critique partners go over your story. Try to have more than one book ready. You won't release them at the same time, but one will help sell the other and two will give you ample time to write a third. Also, I can't stress enough that they'll need to have a good cover, a rock-solid blurb, professional editing and clean formatting. If you want to have any sort of success, I believe an indie book needs to rival what the Big Six offers.


TRB: Where did you get your idea(s) for your novel, The Book of Lost Souls?

MM: I've always loved witch stories. I watched old reruns of Bewitched growing up and am a die-hard Harry Potter fan. Magic has always fascinated me. Couple that with my love of small towns and a sense of humor, and I suppose the rest was inevitable.

TRB: What type/style of a writer are you? Seat-of-Your Pants? Outline Queen? Master Plotter?

MM: I used to be seat-of-the pants. Now I'm an outliner and master plotter. That's not to say I don't change things as I write, but I do go back and change my outline (index cards and my own variation of the Snowflake Method). If the outline doesn't make sense, then no amount of creative writing will save the story.


TRB: Did you model any characters after real-life people? Is there a character that resonates with you?

MM: Ivy definitely resonates with me. She's neither weak nor bitchy. She feels real to me. But, Devlin is the only character that was modeled closely to someone in real life - my own dog, Ronan. Ronan was the original Beezlepup from the time he was ten weeks old. It just felt natural to make him into a fictional character.

TRB: What is your hope for readers to experience by reading your novel?

MM: That a feel-good, humorous story with dark undertones is a lot of fun to read. That not every book has to be so dark and brooding. Not that there's anything wrong with that - my next novel certainly fits this decryption. It's just that a good, fun story is a wonderful change of pace.


TRB: Is there a playlist that you listen to that inspires you while you're writing?

MM: Definitely. Although I don't create most of them until I've put together the skeleton of the book.


TRB: Who is your favorite author? Is there a certain genre you read [in] exclusively?

MM: J.K. Rowling, Stephen King, Dean Koontz , Kelley Armstrong, Melissa Marr, Shirley Jackson, Janet Evanovich and David Sedaris are my favorites. I read just about anything, but tend to read more young adult, urban fantasy, horror, humor, and thrillers than anything else.


TRB: Are you a DTB (Dead Tree Book) reader, or do you use a dedicated reader? What do you predict for the future of these two formats?

MM: I read both, but since we bought an iPad last year I'd say 90% of the books I read are ebooks. I predict that print is going to be around for a long time, but ebooks will continue to gain market share.


TRB: When can we expect the exciting sequel for, The Book of Lost Souls, will publish? What are a few things the reader can expect from book two?

MM: I'm working on the sequel now. The reader can expect more mischief and mayhem from Ivy and her friends, and a big reveal about Ivy herself. I'm very excited about this particular plot line!


TRB: How has your experience as an author been different from what you expected?

MM: I thought I'd have a lot more time to write. Unfortunately, promotion and social media take up more time that I thought. 
 Author Bio~

Michelle has always loved storytelling. When she was a child, her favorite stories were of monsters and things that lurked in the dark. Telling stories often frightened her classmates and got her into a lot of trouble with her teachers. They had no sense of humor.

As an adult, Michelle traded her love of writing for the corporate life where she was an IT professional. Today, she's doing what she loves best - writing and storytelling.

Michelle grew up in Chicago, but currently lives in NE Georgia with her husband and their two dogs. She loves scary books, funny movies, sports cars, chocolate, dogs, and changes of season.

Connect with Michelle~

BLOG

Twitter


goodreads

Facebook


TRB: Michelle was one of the very first Indie authors to welcome me "into the group;" offering advice, info and some kind words. It's been my pleasure to "give back" a little here on my blog. Great job, Michelle~!
 

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

The Winner for the Death Whispers Giveaway is...

CMDalton~! Congratulations and thank you all for entering! (Winner chosen using Random.org)
 Don't forget that my 100th GFC follower  will win their choice of an e-copy of either Death Whispers or The Pearl Savage. I appreciate my readers!!!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Thursday Focus: Author/Interview~ Amy Lunderman



TRB: Amy, how do you find time to write with a small child to raise?

AL: Very stealthily, kind of like a ninja! Lol! Sometimes it feels that way, but for now I take advantage of sleeping time. Hers not mine; since she is still young she has a nap and is in bed early. I try to write as much as I can during that time, and lucky for me she loves her sleep.

TRB: What made you choose to go Indie? What is your advice to other authors that don't wish to go the “legacy publishing” route?

AL: With the demand of e-Books, this is the most used and professional form of self-publishing. It definitely makes it easier for a first-time writer to give it a try. The best advice for anyone choosing to go "indie" is to edit! I revise a first draft so many times that the words blur together, and sometimes I feel like it isn’t even enough. So edit like it’s going out of style!

TBR: I hear that!


TRB: Where did you get your idea(s) for your novels, They Walk, and the sequel, They Stumble? Is it a predominately “zombie novel,” or does it have zombies as a part of it with other supporting elements?

AL:  I’ve been a hardcore zombie fan for a while now, and a couple months ago I had a marathon of the AMC series, The Walking Dead. That night I ended up have crazy dream about a girl named Maggie who had to fight dozens of zombies. The next morning I started writing right away, and even though I changed most of the plot and outcome (because it wouldn’t make sense, the dream was wacko; seriously) it still stuck with me to keep [it] going! I’d say it’s most definitely a “zombie novel,” but without giving anything away, there is a twist I added that will make it it’s own.

TRB: What type/style of a writer are you? Seat-of-Your Pants? Outline Queen? Master Plotter?

AL: I’m a little bit of all three actually, but mainly an outline queen, for sure. I usually take my main plot idea and outline the entire book out before I write anything. Most times when I get into the writing, I’ve noticed that the plot can change as I go; almost like it’s taking me for the ride and not the other way around.

TRB: Did you model any characters after real-life people? Is there a character that resonates with you?

AL: It’s funny that you ask that, because yes I do! I use a lot of characteristics from some of my family members, and sometimes I don’t even change the name. I find that it helps to use someone familiar when trying to create a character, it helps when you’re trying to find depth. It’s hard for me to pick one character from my writing that really sticks with me, but if I had to choose I’d pick the MC Maggie. She is the one character that I really had to get close to, since she is the MC and all.

TRB: What is your hope for readers to experience by reading your novel?

AL: My ideal reader is someone like me, I suppose. Someone who loves a suspenseful book that is filled with plot twists, new love, and teenage angst. I hope that the reader of my book can have all of the above, as well as a fun read by jumping on the ride of zombie craziness.


TRB: Is there a playlist that you listen to that inspires you while you're writing?

AL: Is there a playlist? Of course there is! I always make it a point to listen to something while I am writing, and it really helps me set the mood of the book. When I wrote the first book, They Walk, I listened to a lot of Within Temptation. I’d say their “Heart of Everything” album is the soundtrack with the song “What Have You Done,” as the theme. I listened to other [artists] for the other two books, but this one really stuck with me.

TRB: Who is your favorite author? Is there a certain genre you read [in] exclusively?

AL: I live to read paranormal romance! Whether they are adult or young adult, I love to read them all. I started reading Fear Street, by R.L. Stine when I was younger and even now I still reread all the works by Laurell K. Hamilton. I still love going back to read each of them both, no matter that I could read them with my eyes closed. I enjoy the fast paced action mixed in with the paranormal, and it inspired to me use that sort of thing with my own writing.

TRB: I love Hamilton.

Other favorites are everything by Kelley Armstrong, Lauren Kate, Richelle Mead, Cassandra Clare, Carrie Ryan, Karen Chance, Lili St. Crow, Sophie Jordan, Julie Kagawa, Rachel Caine, L. J. Smith, Catherine Fisher, Melissa De La Cruz, Patricia Briggs, and Kim Harrison.

TRB: Are you a DTB (Dead Tree Book) reader, or do you use a dedicated reader? What do you predict for the future of these two formats?

AL: It’s a toss-up for which format I love to read, but I do like them both. I love the feel of having an actual book in my hands, that doesn’t have to be plugged in to charge, but I do like the convenience of having everything on demand. See? It’s a toss-up! Using a dedicated reader is something that is going to be everywhere pretty soon, which is nice for an e-Book writer such as myself. One of these days I’d actually like to have my own works in print, which is definitely something I am striving for.

TRB: When can we expect the exciting sequel for, They Stumble, will publish? What are a few things the reader can expect from book three?

AL: They Fall, book three in the trilogy, was just released actually! One thing the reader can expect is to be ready for a startling conclusion. Again, I don’t want to give anything away but…..be prepared to be shocked. Did I mention that I love a plot twist? *enter sinister laugh here*

TRB: Awesome! More-to-love!


TRB: How has your experience as an author been different from what you expected?

AL: Not to sound lazy, but it’s a lot more work than I expected! So far I’ve been doing it all myself; with the helpful guide of the internet. Since I am sans publisher and editor, I have to really make myself buckle down and try to get the word out about my writing, as well as find the time to write.

I have created my own blog though, and got my own twitter account, as well as Facebook; so that helps tremendously. It’s definitely worth all the hard work; I love getting lost in the writing process and story world building.

 Book 2, They Stumble

Author Bio~
Amy Lunderman is a stay-at-home mom, with a passion to write paranormal romantic thrillers, whether they be adult or young adult. She lives in Rhode Island with her fiancé and their beautiful daughter. She enjoys writing, reading, being a mom, watching movies and television, having dance party, you tube, and status updates on Facebook.

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TRB: I have not yet had the pleasure of reading Amy's zombie trilogy but hope to in the near future...Thanks for being a guest on my blog, Amy~! :D
 They Fall, Book 3

Connect with Amy~

Blog: http://amylunderman.blogspot.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/AmyLunderman
goodreads: Click HERE


Saturday, July 2, 2011

"Death Whispers" is #57 top-RATED for teen, Love & Romance~!

"The Pearl Savage," #86 in top 100 bestselling for past 30 days!
The Pearl Savage was published on June 15, 2011.

First: thank you readers!!!

Here's how things are breaking down for TPS as of July 2:

#76 in the top 100 Bestselling for Young Adult paranormal romance in the past 90 days!
#23 for YA PNR for the past 30 days!

Great start for my second book...thank you so much for reading my stories!

As a "thank you" for my followers: My 100th GFC follower will receive a gifted eCopy of their choice of either DW or TPS!

This is in addition to the giveaway listed below! Feel the love!

Friday, July 1, 2011

GIVEAWAY for Death Whispers~! Enter Below...

 Death Whispers Virtual Book Tour Giveaway.


In celebration of my virtual book tour for Death Whispers, I've decided to do a big giveaway! Just for stopping by, you will be entered to win an E-copy of Death Whispers. Also up for grabs by one lucky commenter is a chance to win your very own, Free 10-Stop Virtual Book Tour, donated by BK Walker from The Virtual Book Tour.

It's really simple to enter: simply post a comment telling me what you love about reading Young Adult fiction. Don't forget to include your email address so I have a way to contact you. Contest will end on July 10, and winners will be chosen using Random.org and announced on July 11, 2011.

As an added bonus, one lucky follower of my blog tour will win a print copy of Death Whispers. Simply visit my Meet & Greet page at:

Virtual Tour Book Cafe
Visit each blog listed for my tour and leave a comment. Then, stop back here and let me know that you have commented (or you can have them email you to keep it separate). I will verify that you stopped at each blog and at the end of my tour I will draw from the entrants to win a signed print copy of Death Whispers.

*I'd like to take this opportunity to gush a little about BK. I won my virtual tour and she has been gracious, responsive and helpful at every turn, thanks so much, BK~!