Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Entanglement FREE on Amazon Today through Sunday!

An announcement for all my readers: Entanglement, my first YA novel, is free on Amazon right now! It will be free through Sunday, so if you haven't gotten the book already, make sure to download it during this promotion. Here's the link to Entanglement on Amazon:

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Exclusive First Look at Broken Symmetry

Eleven months after the father of sixteen-year-old Blaire Adams vanished without a trace, he's found wandering outside The Scripps Research Institute vomiting blood and speaking gibberish, his sole possession a worn leather diary filled with an unrecognizable language. He has a message for her.

As he dies in her arms, he claims he never vanished. She vanished.

In a nearby military quarantine zone, scientists are being called in from around the world to sequence a previously unknown strain of DNA. Scientists . . . and soldiers.

When her father’s autopsy reveals a rare chromosomal disorder—a disorder, it turns out, she inherited—Blaire begins to suspect her father’s last words weren’t induced by amnesia. Like her dad, she has an additional set of instructions in her genes—instructions for what, doctors can’t say. Only one thing is certain: it’s what killed him . . . and it will kill her too.

But now she’s haunted by prophetic nightmares of the Yellowjacket—a young murderer, eyes the black of charcoal, who lures his victims to suicide without ever paying them a visit. The only clue she has to his handiwork is a lingering feeling of déjà vu. That, and the nagging suspicion that all she knows is a mirage. She is certain of two things—though it may mean confiding in the wrong side of good and evil, he has the answers she needs.

And he is recruiting her.

Broken Symmetry will be available on kindle this Saturday! Click this link to view the Amazon product page:

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Shelf Addiction's Summer of Indie Author Features

On August 4th, I'll be interviewed on Shelf Addiction's Summer of Indie Author Features. There, you'll be able to enter to win a signed, physical copy of my YA novel, Entanglement--the first ever giveaway of this type:) (That's right, a real, physical book complete with glossy cover, page numbers, and the heady aroma of glue) Tamara's already featured some great indie talent, and she's currently in her eighth week, so there's already a lot to check out! See below what she says about the event, but first, why are indie authors better than traditionally published authors?

Because indie authors write directly for their readers without any filter. Traditionally published authors' work must pass through their agent and their publisher, each of whom sands down the book so it fits more neatly into a season's list. The racy scenes are toned down, bad language censored, quirks ironed out, and violence removed. Traditional publishers are like the overzealous doctors and teachers who drug into submission every quirk and creative impulse of kids who have better things to do than sit through hours of lecture at age five. Indie books are raw stories, flaws and all, straight from the source. It doesn't mean they're all good, it just means they're more honest. Okay, here's what Tamara says about the Summer of Indie Author Features:

"For the summer, I thought it would be fun to show some love to the Indie and Self-published authors by doing some features! You'll see bios, book blurbs, trailers, Q&A's and of course, giveaways!

This is a great opportunity to discover some books that may not have been on your radar before. Who knows, you could find you next favorite author or book!

Beginning the first week in June and running until the last week in August, every Sunday, I'll feature one Indie or Self-published author and hold a giveaway for their book!

I'm excited because there are some really interesting books in the line up! Check back in a few weeks, June 2nd to be exact, for the first Summer author feature!

There will be 13 books and authors for you to discover!

In the interest of full disclosure, I'm not getting paid by anyone for their feature post. I'm doing this only because I want to do something for the hard working Indie and Self-published authors out there! That's it :-)"

So there it is. Make sure you check out Shelf Addiction!