Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Winners from the Blog Tour

I was on a blog tour with my book 'THAT NIGHT'(Evernight Teen) in early December and what fun! It was great to have the chance to talk about writing, books (and not just my book), as well as interview the characters in my book, Luke and Jessica. So many great people stopped by the various review sites and I greatly appreciate all the participation, comments and kind words. A big shout out goes to Bridging the Gap Promotions and to all the blog hosts who were kind enough to have me.

The winners were:

Brooklyn H. won an eCopy of THAT NIGHT
Donna S. won a $10 Evernight Teen Gift Card

Thank you to all who entered and I hope our paths cross again soon!


Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Books, books and more books!

I've been home for the last few months recovering from surgery, and during this time I've been busy - despite supposedly convalescing. For the first while Netflix was my friend - I couldn't get my fuzzy brain to do much else - and then I gradually got back to writing, sometimes knitting, and reading, reading, reading. During this time my young adult book, THAT NIGHT, was released by Evernight Teen, and promotion along with a book blog tour kept me extra busy.

So as I get ready to go back to my 'day job' (oh how I wish THIS, what I'm doing right now, WAS my day job), I am reflecting on the last few months of health challenges (on track now), and where did all that time go?!

Here are just a few of the books I read. Some I remembered to post and give a brief review on my Goodreads Author Page - hope you'll stop by!

'Unteachable' - a new adult novel by Leah Raeder. A page-turning emotional roller coaster.

'Hit and Run' a young adult novel by Lurlene McDaniel. A gritty novel for teens tackling extreme moral and ethical issues.

'November 9' - a novel for adults by Colleen Hoover. Another page-turning emotional roller coaster the premise being they meet every year on the same date.

'You Know Where to Find Me' - a young adult novel by Rachel Cohn. Another great teen read by this prolific author has you on a journey with the character as she finds her place in the world after the death of her cousin.

'Loud Awake and Lost' - a young adult novel by Adele Griffin dealing with post car-accident amnesia. I loved following the character's journey as she wades through healing along with flickering memories.

'Jane Eyre' by Charlotte Bronte. I read this book in highschool and I loved it then as I love it now. I have read this countless times since then, and will likely read it countless more.

'Echo Burning' by Lee Child. Another fast-paced, action-packed Jack Reacher story. These books have been a fave of mine and they never fail to entertain me.

Wow! I guess my tastes are more varied and eclectic than I realize!

So on these rainy days leading up to the holiday season, I hope you find time to grab a book - any book - and get reading!