Thursday, June 30, 2011

Songbird is Now Available!

Songbird is now available in print as well as in all e-book formats! It' was so exciting to know that I have a book out there now, and people can actually order it themselves!

You can get the paperback from, and the Songbird e-store. Both of these locations with ship internationally.

E-book formats are available in the  Kindle store, The B&N Nook Store, and Smashwords.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Songbird Book Blog Tour June 27 - July 22

The Songbird Blog Tour starts on Monday! YEA! Here is the schedule of where I'll be:

Monday, June 27: Yani at The Secret Life of an Avid Reader
(In Her Own Words)
Tuesday, June 28: Ashley B at Basically Amazing Books
Wednesday, June 29: Amber at Down The Rabbit Hole
(Author Interview: Tweets)
Thursday, June 30: Britta at I Like These Books
(Tens List)
Friday, July 1: Cyndi at Dog-Eared & Bookmarked

Monday, July 4: Bailey at IB Book Blogging
Tuesday, July 5: Kai at Amaterasu Reads
(This or That?)
Wednesday, July 6: Reagan at Shadow Star Blog
(Teenage Garage Sale)
Thursday, July 7: Patricia at Patricia’s Particularity
(Author Book Picks)
Friday, July 8: Heather at Proud Book Nerd

Monday, July 11: Bailey at IB Book Blogging
(Character Tweets)
Tuesday, July 12: Crystal at My Reading Room
(Guest Post)
Wednesday, July 13: Amber at Down the Rabbit Hole
Thursday, July 14: Corrine at Lost For Words
(Into the Past)
Friday, July 15: Patricia at Patricia’s Particularity

Monday, July 18: Jen D at What’s on the Bookshelf?
Tuesday, July 19: Hannah at Paperback Treasures
(Author Interview: Book Lines)
Wednesday, July 20: Heidi at YA Bibliophile
(Character Interview: Dani)
Thursday, July 21: Britta at I Like These Books
Friday, July 22: Lilibeth at Chica Reader
(Book Picks: Dani)

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Book Review of Wayward: The Witch Wars Saga

GoodReads Blurb:

Born without magic, seventeen-year-old Helena "Hex" Wayward is an embarrassment to her power-hungry relatives.

As the weakest member of the world's most deadly magical family, Hex learns early how to avoid confrontation. There's no defending herself against an errant curse or the pit-demon that her cousins like to summon during family reunions.


Wayward was a very enjoyable read. Fast paced, it had enough action mixed in with romantic elements to keep things interesting.

Hex is a strong and independent character and she's consistent throughout the story. I love that she is a little sassy and cynical. She was the really what kept me coming back. She's an outcast not just in school, or in her family, but also in the secret society she supposedly belongs to.

The development of secondary characters was good as well, although the I felt that I need more closure with the villain, however I can hope that it will be addressed in the sequel. the preview of the sequel was also a nice teaser and even in that one chapter it's apparent that there is more depth to Hex than even shown in Wayward.

Wayward:The Witch Wars Saga is available for $12.99 at Amazon  and in e-book format for $0.99 also at Amazon.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Book Review: Shimmerspell: A Faerie Tale Girl Novella by Kimberly Spencer

Book Blurb from GoodReads:

When sixteen-year-old Jensen Meadows is cut off from her sister and finds herself caught in the middle of an ancient faerie war, she quickly learns that faeries aren't made of sparkly goodness. They're vicious. And worse, they're after her.

With the help of Liam Casey, she searches for her sister and begins to suspect that her whole life has been nothing more than a faerie tale.

But what if the truth turns out to be more than she can handle?


I've never been a Faerie girl, so this was the first I've read of them. That said, I really enjoyed this novella. It was fast paced, and gave me just enough faerie background that I wasn't entirely confused, but not so much that I had to skim to keep interest.

The characters of Jensen and her friends are well developed (especially Zoe), although I would have liked to see more of Liam. His reactions to Jensen and what she is suggests that there is a lot going on with him that we aren't privy to, because the book is written in close third person, with Jensen being the main character. However, as this is the first in the series, I'm guessing that will be developed later.

I really wish this hadn't been a novella. It was so short that I managed to read it in about an hour. Good for a quick read, but I wanted to know what was going to happen next. As a reader it was a bit frustrating, but as a writer I can see the benefit of having shorter stories that keep the reader wanting more.

Shimmerspell is available for $0.99  in Kindle format at Amazon and all other formats on Smashwords.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Songbird Available in E-Book Format!

That feels just amazing to say! I've been so focused on getting everything ready with the print version that this had just kind of been a step in that accomplishment, but today I was sitting here working on posts for the blog tour and I realized - I'm on Amazon! I'm on B&!

I have already had 3 reviews left on Amazon and one on Good reads, and I'm very happy with them. I'm a bit of a number person, but even the 3 star review had me smiling, because the content of the review was really good.

So, if you have an e-reader and are looking for check out Songbird!