Wednesday, December 18, 2013

CUTLASS Cover Reveal

Hello readers,

After yesterday's mix-up today is an awesome day! It's Ashley Nixon's cover reveal day and I get to be a part of it, yay!

Cutlass Series #1

Publication date: April 23rd 2014

Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult

CUTLASS synopsis:
Notorious pirate Barren Reed has one thing on his mind: Revenge against the man who killed his father. So kidnapping his enemy’s fiancĂ© seems a perfect plan…until he actually does it.

Larkin Lee is more than a pretty face and fiancĂ© to a powerful man. Her fierce personality is enough to make any pirate want to push her overboard.

But when the King of the Orient comes to Barren with a task—to find the Bloodstone, a powerful gem thought only to exist in legend, Barren sees another opportunity to destroy his enemy. Together, Barren, Larkin and a crew of pirates set off to find the stone, only to discover it caused the death of Barren’s own mother and Larkin’s, too. As his strongest allies turn into his greatest enemies, and the life of the girl he kidnapped becomes more important than he ever dreamed, Barren’s quest for revenge becomes a fight to save the Orient.

Doesn't it sound amazing! You should add it to Goodreads!

Ashley was born and raised in Oklahoma, where the wind really does sweep down the plains, and horses and carriages aren't used as much as she'd like. When she's not writing, she's hard at work on her Master's degree in Library Science and Information Technology, working out, or pretending she's Sherlock Holmes. Her obsession with writing began after reading the Lord of the Rings in the eighth grade. Since then, she's loved everything Fantasy--resulting in an unhealthy obsession with the 'geek' tab on Pinterest, where all things awesome go.

You can find the author on her blog, facebook page and @Ashleymnixon.

Drumroll please....

There is also a giveaway! a Rafflecopter giveaway

Thank you and love,

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Upcoming Cover Reveals

Hello readers,

Today is pretty pictures day aka cover reveal day!!

Megan's BETWEEN on MundieMoms.
Veronica's TWELEVE STEPS on her blog.
Rachel's on IceyBooks.
Ashley Nixon has hers tomorrow on my blog.

Mine is going to be revealed almost a month from now. On January 14, 2014! But here's the awesome thing. YOU CAN SIGN UP TO HELP WITH THE REVEAL, if you want to.

Monday, December 16, 2013

Reverb Catch-Up Days 15-16

Hello readers,

Day 15

Going through the year
paying attention to the little things
children talking and reading
loving their friends and teachers
campers enjoying learning
and playing in good weather
watching how the disabled work

Going through the year
noticing how certain news affect us
yet with hearing the crying
we hear the laughter
the quiet and loud presences 

Going through the year
enjoying the smell of old and new books
enjoying the fruit and chocolate
and other treats
seeing how plain and great things can be
with lots of hugs and kisses. 

Day 16

This year was like me driving a car
postponing it for a long time
finally getting behind the wheel
and going slowly
finally making lots of turns
going in circles 
finally getting somewhere
even though no one listens.

Thank you, 

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Reverb13 Day 12

Hello readers,

The poem is back! I loved today's prompt!

Mud and dirt in my life
being lousy and mean
cleaning myself off
I have potential to be better
instead of starting next year
I'm going to start now
controlling my emotions
and communication is key
for all I want to fix.

Thank you and love, 

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Reverb13 Day 11

Hello readers,

My challenge for next year is to keep up with my resolutions. To publish another poetry collection. To do better with it. With all my writing and editing. Nurture my friendships and new love for camping.

Thank you and love,  

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Reverb13 Day 10

Hello readers,

If you read yesterday's poem you know it has been a year of pjs and online college. I've been on autopilot for a while. Grade school for 12 years. Nothing different. My body just thinks it's on vacation and will go back to routine. But that's not how it's going to be. I need to get out of that autopilot zone. 

I need to care more about my faith, college, writing and a job I enjoy. Not one I do just for money, especially when it's a somewhat long drives away. 

I apologize if you wanted a poem. All those poem or not comes naturally. I never have to force myself to put a certain thing up for my blog. 

Even after reverb13 I'll keep you updates on any changes from being in autopilot.

Thank you and love,

Monday, December 9, 2013

Reverb Catch-Up Days 7-9

Hello readers, 

The year of the selfie
the year of pjs 
and what makes me 
who I am
all the gifts
women and family
in my life
whether a glance or more

Reconnecting with 
my faith, my soul
trying to remove routine
as this is the year of realizing.

Thank you and love,

Friday, December 6, 2013

Reverb13 Day 6

Hello readers, 

Little memories, treasures
and discoveries 
stored in our hearts
not fading away
only getting bigger
helping you.

Learning from love and loss
taking risks
and conquering your fears
knowing what keeps you best

are the things that come
from those memories
being treasures. 

Thank you and love, 

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Reverb13 Day 5

Hello readers,

Risks are big 
but different to everyone 

Risks is walking on rocks
high and low
tight places
to finish a hike
see beauty along the way. 

Risk is walking bank to bank
in smooth, fast water
first with breaks in the middle
then without them
discovering beauty along the way. 

Thank you and love, 

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Reverb13 Day 4

Hello readers, 

What have you lost
what are you grieving?

The loss of family 
and friends
when you have to leave them
cuz an event ends 
when one dies

With each day passing 
that you still haven't seen 
that one side of your family
that new cousin

Just sad
that everything is totally different
but it's a beautiful sadness
when those people and you
are proud of who you are.

Thank you and love,

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Reverb13 Day 3

Hello readers,

I ask my heart
what do you need 
love in so many ways

finding old friends
reconnecting with them
or having a proper closure 

having some as soulmates
to live with until I die

to camp with strangers to sisters
ringing in the New Year

to reconnect with my faith
just keep improving 

a just one simple desire
to move on, be out of boring
and into a better place
in many ways

Thank you and love, 

Monday, December 2, 2013

Reverb13 Day 2

Hello readers,

My soul most nourished 
when I'm awake with 
myself at the bookstore
hanging out with my mom
hearing from my friends
better when I see them

My soul most nourished
when I pray and meditate with yoga
when I finally find a moment
to write in my journal

When I learn about my faith
learn to love.

Thank you and love, 

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Reverb13: Day 1

Hello readers,

I hope this page is clean
I've been feeling ill
and of course I dislike it
wanting to be healthy again

Yet I'm blessed to have this 
to me, it's God
cleaning my body, my soul
for new moments

And it's at the right time
as we start a new month
the last month
before the new year. 

Thank you and love,