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I’m Back, Bitches!

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Of course I mean bitches in the “you’re my awesome fans and writing buddies and I’ve missed you dearly” way!

Things in life are still very much up in the air (wedding is…gah! 52 days away!) but I have somehow been squeezing in time to write. Driven  is officially done and sent out. Fingers crossed I get good news back on it.

I’ve come back to my Errand Girl series, working on edits and finishing up the last story. I’ve got some fabulous covers ready to get them out as soon as they’re finished. Maybe I will do a cover reveal soon. I really do love the way they turned out.

I want to get back into regular blogging as well. I feel like I’ve fallen out of the loop with a lot of great authors I had been friends with and worked with, and that makes me sad.  I’m officially opening the blog up to interviews, cover reveals, book releases, etc. as well covering topics of interest. I may have disappeared a bit from social media, but I’ve been reading and writing and following the industry news, so if there’s any topic people would specifically like me to cover, please let me know.

I’m glad to be back in the scene. I’ve missed you guys and I’m excited to reconnect and share new stuff with you all!

Path of Angels – Book 2 – Zadekiel Interview

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ZadekielPoACoverIt’s here, the second story in the Path of Angels series by Patricia Josephine! I enjoyed the character interview with Michael from book one so  I decided to have another with the star of book two, Zadekiel.  Enjoy and keep reading for a blurb, buy links and info on the awesome author!

 

Q: Let’s start with the basics. Tell us a bit about yourself and what makes you tick.

Zade: I am a reincarnated archangel. I’m also a middle child with sisters. My oldest sister and I hardly ever got along and our mother was always separating us.

Q: Do you have any hobbies, favorite TV shows, books? Anything you fangirl/boy over?

Zade: I enjoyed school and worked hard at it. Any good book is appreciated, but I do love it when they make them into movies. I like seeing the images before me that were once only in my head. Sometimes they are the same, sometimes not.

Q: What is one thing from your past you’re most proud of?

Zade: My grades in school. Given that our town is so small and my father, people always expected me to fail. I worked hard to earn all As and prove them that I wasn’t going to end up a thug.

Q: Let’s play favorites:

Pepsi or Coke?

Zade: Neither. I like water. It’s refreshing.

Pie or Cake?

Zade: It depends on the pie. Apple, hell yes. Pecan? Give me the cake.

White or dark chocolate?

Zade: Have you seen my skin? Dark chocolate is the best. *winks*

Playstation 4 or Xbox 1or WiiU?

Zade: Xbox1 all the way.

Paperback book or ebook?

Zade: Ebooks are nice because I can bring a hundred of them in one small device. Although, hunting fallen angels means there’s not much time for reading.

Summer or winter?

Zade: Summer. I find the sun to be invigorating and you don’t get that as much in the wintertime.

Puppies or kittens?

Zade: Kittens. They’re so tiny and fuzzy and then they grow up to be complete nightmares that think they own you.

Vampires or werewolves?

Zade: Zombies. They are far easier to battle. One shot to the head.

 

Blurb:

The path is lost.

With Michael gone, the mantle of leadership falls to Zadekiel. In this time of darkness, with tempers running short, Zade struggles to guide his brothers. Hope comes in the form of a green haired woman with a unique gift. She represents a way back to the path they lost when Michael disappeared.

Zephyr fills books with cryptic poetry, a powerful compulsion, which is more a curse than a blessing. With no control over her ability, she struggles to live a normal life. When she meets Zade, he insists her ability is a gift from God. Reluctantly, she agrees to join the cause–it’s hard to dispute a man with wings.

Now the path is found, but one question remains. Will it lead to further darkness?

 

Amazon Link

Goodreads Link

 

PatriciaLynneAuthorPic2About the Author:

Patricia Josephine never set out to become a writer. In fact, she never considered it an option during high school and college. She was all about art. On a whim, she wrote down a story bouncing in her head. That was the start of it and she hasn’t regretted a moment. She writes young adult under the name Patricia Lynne.

 

Patricia lives with her husband in Michigan, hopes one day to have what will resemble a small petting zoo, has a fondness for dying her hair the colors of the rainbow, and an obsession with Doctor Who.

 

 

 

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Cover Reveal: Michael – Path of Angels Book One

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I’m excited to be able to share the very pretty cover of the first of four short stories that make up Path of Angels, by my lovely writing buddy, Patricia Josephine. Isn’t Michael’s fiery sword the coolest? Don’t you want to know what he uses it for? Add the book to your Goodsread list (see link below) and keep an eye here announcing the March publish date!

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Blurb

There is only one path.

Born mortal along with his three brothers, Michael is an Archangel with a specific role: hunt fallen angels and send them back to Hell. He is determined in his mission, never straying from his appointed path, until he meets Lake Divine, and discovers there may be more to his beliefs than blind duty.

But Lake is not who he seems. Offspring of a human and a fallen angel, a Nephilim, Lake must choose his own destiny: give in to the coldness and embrace the dark, or seek the light and rise above the sins of his father.

Two paths lay before them, but only one has the potential to destroy them both.

About the Author

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Patricia Josephine never set out to become a writer. In fact, she never considered it an option during high school and college. But some stories are meant to be told and this one chose her. Patricia lives with her husband in Michigan, hopes one day to have what will resemble a small petting zoo and has a fondness for dying her hair the colors of the rainbow.Patricia Josephine writes young adult under the name Patricia Lynne.

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Cover Reveal: After the Storm

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Yay! I’ve got this super pretty cover for a new book from a writing buddy of mine, Marie Landry, to share with you. Wait until you see, I bet you’ll want to run right out and pre-order it.

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Should I leave you in suspense?

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Nahhh, I’m not that mean.

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Or am I?

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Ta-da!  Isn’t it really pretty? I love the softness of  it but the pop of color from the umbrella makes me think there’s hope.  I guess we’ll just have to read to find out for sure! (Go on, add it to your Goodread‘s list. You know you want to)

Synopsis:

For most people, starting senior year at a new high school would be a nightmare, but for Ella O’Dell it’s the new beginning she desperately needs. Two months after her mother’s death, she’s ready to leave behind the rebellious, unhappy person she became when she found out her mom was dying.

When Ella meets River Maracle and Sadie Fitzgerald, she begins to learn it’s okay to be herself, even if that means being different. River and Sadie aren’t ashamed of their misfit status—River grew up on a reservation, and his mother is the school counselor; Sadie stands out with her funky homemade clothes, and is a master at ignoring the whispered rumors that have plagued her since the beginning of high school.

Ella finds a kindred spirit in Sadie, and something more in River. After almost a year of pretending to be someone she’s not, she finally embraces life and allows herself to have fun without constant guilt. But despite her budding happiness, something is off with her new life. She doesn’t want to dwell on the past, but Angel Island is a small place, and she soon realizes her demons are harder to outrun than she thought…

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Since Valentine’s Day is later this week, I’ll share an excerpt from the book dubbed “First Kiss”

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~First Kiss~

River moves closer and wraps his arms around me. It’s exactly what I need, and I melt against him, putting my arms around him and holding on tight. His warm skin, soft shirt, and now-familiar scent combine to make me feel safe and…what? Happy? After what I went through with Sadie tonight, it feels selfish to be happy, but Mrs. Maracle’s words pop into my head. I deserve to be happy. My mom would want me to be happy, and she’d be glad that a boy like River could help me get there.

“Thank you,” I mumble against his neck.

“What for?” One hand moves is slow circles over my back before winding in my hair.

“For being here. I was going to apologize for making you come all this way when I can’t really hang out, but now I’m glad you’re here. I needed this.”

He eases away so he can look into my eyes, but his arms remain around me. He opens his mouth to say something but then closes it and shakes his head. His face is close to mine, and all I can think about is kissing him. I lick my lips involuntarily and his gaze moves to my mouth, lingering there. Blood rushes to my head, making me dizzy, and I rock forward on the step, gripping his arms tighter.

His eyes darken, and I know this is it. It feels like I’ve been waiting a lifetime for River to kiss me, even though it’s only been a few weeks. When his lips meet mine, I let out a soft moan that would normally embarrass me but I can’t bring myself to care. All I can think about is his lips on mine, his hands in my hair, the taste of his cinnamon gum on his tongue when it touches mine.

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Marie has a lot of great stuff going on to accompany this cover reveal.  She’s got a Rafflecopter giveaway going on, so be sure to click the link below to enter!

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She’s also running a sale on Waiting for the Storm, a companion novel to After the Storm.

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Marie-Landry-Author-PicBio:

Marie has always been a daydreamer; since early childhood she’s had a passion for words and a desire to create imaginary worlds, so it only seemed natural for her to become a writer. She resides in Ontario, Canada, and most days you can find her writing, reading, blogging about writing and reading, listening to U2, watching copious amounts of TV on DVD, or having grand adventures with her nephews and niece. She’s a hopeless romantic, an unapologetic eavesdropper (occupational hazard), an equally unapologetic squeeing fangirl, and a lover of swoonworthy book and TV characters. For more on Marie and her books please visit http://sweetmarie-83.blogspot.ca. She also loves to chat with fellow book lovers, so feel free to tweet her @SweetMarie any time!

 

 

 

Links:
Blog: http://sweetmarie-83.blogspot.ca/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MarieLandryAuthor?ref=hl
Twitter: https://twitter.com/SweetMarie83
GoodReads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5188180.Marie_Landry

Lost in the shuffle

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With everything going on with the release of Heavyweight, another big change happened and I didn’t get to discuss it and share it with you all!

If you’ve been nosing around, you may have noticed one of my books has had a bit of a makeover. Thanks to winning second place in a “worst cover” contest (awww), Tears of a Clown was treated to a new cover by artist Mallory Rock.

We went back and forth  with ideas and possibilities.  It was hard, for me, to come up with a concept that represented the book but wouldn’t scare away readers (which I thought may have been possible with the old cover, even though I personally loved it).

Finally, after a lot of tweaking (I was picky and she was patient!), we settled on this colorful, graphic design:

tearsofaclown3DtransparentWe’ve got the tear, the heart for the romance and the pie for…well you’ll have to read the book to see where that fits in!

Right now only the digital version of the book has been changed, but eventually I will have her create the spine and back cover for the print version, so if you prefer the original cover, get it while you still can!

What’s your opinion on changing covers to books that have already released?