Monday, January 1, 2018



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Monday, December 18, 2017

Happy Holidays! Get ECHOES OF SILENCE for only 99cents!

Okay, so if you haven't read my debut adult fantasy novel, there's no better time than now! Echoes of Silence, which won the Kindle Scout program and is published by Amazon's Kindle Press, is only 99 cents until the new year!

You should get a copy today. The book is also available in Kindle Unlimited.

Echoes of Silence: Her voice could unleash a war...

Twenty-three-year-old Echo del Toro doesn't know about the bride-choosing festivities the tyrannical Prince of Nyth has planned--until she's taken from her home by five armed soldiers. She's led under the cover of a magically produced storm to an opulent compound to join hundreds of girls, each vying to be chosen as the next Queen of Nyth.

As she plays the charade of falling in love with the Prince, Echo realizes three terrifying truths: He is hungry for her song-magic, he has a secret plot to dethrone his father, and he is not wholly unlikeable.

Faced with the strongest dark magician in centuries, Echo must know when to let her voice fly and when to hold her tongue, or she'll find herself caught in the lasting notes of a song that can't be unsung.


Go grab a copy now, or gift it to someone else! And Merry Christmas!

Friday, December 15, 2017

COVER REVEAL: To Be Yours

Okay, so I am super excited to be showing you my cover for my next young adult contemporary romance novel, TO BE YOURS. It's coming on January 16, and while I know the cover doesn't look like it, the MCs live in Idaho and get snowed in...

But the story goes all the way to summer, so I think the cover is still a great fit. In fact, I freaking LOVE this cover! Are you ready to see it??

Well, here it is!




And here's a little bit about the book.

TO BE YOURS: When seventeen-year-old Eden Scotson skis to the bottom of a mountain on a routine trip with her older brother's best friend, Grayson Young, they find the lift non-operational and the biggest storm of the season upon them. Compared to dealing with the complexities of friendship and more-than-friendship, overcoming grief, and learning how to forgive old wounds, physically climbing the mountain back to safety will be the easiest part of the journey for both Eden and Grayson.

I hope you'll preorder a copy today!

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

JUST FRIENDS is out today!

Dude, so it's true. I'm writing YA novels again. I have one out today, in fact. You may have seen it around on Facebook, twitter, or instagram. I'm not sure if people still come to blogs or not, but I figured I better put it here too.

JUST FRIENDS is a novel I poured my heart and soul into a few years ago. It made the rounds in New York, but ultimately, it went on the hard drive. Until this past summer, when I decided to resurrect it.

Kindle Scout passed on it, and I thought, "I know how to self-publish. And I know how to hire great editors." So I did the second, and now I'm doing the first.

I hope you'll go get a copy! JUST FRIENDS is told entirely from a male POV, something I've never done before. (Yes, I know ABANDON was told from two male POVs. Two. This is the first time I've attempted to have one boy carry the whole story. I think it turned out pretty well!)

About JUST FRIENDS: High school senior, Mitch Houser, is thrilled to have multiple colleges recruiting him because of his record-breaking times on the track, but Mitch hasn’t told anyone the real reason he’s been setting records.

He’s trying to outrun his girl problems.

Mitch can't keep running from his problems, and he'll have to face both Jade and Holly—and decide which one of them to put into the “just friends” category.


Go get your copy now!

Friday, December 8, 2017

SHELTER ME is here!

Okay, so if you haven't been around for a while, I've got some news for you! Number one, I mostly write romance now, though I still love my speculative fiction titles. When my publishers put them on sale, I'll be sure to let you know!

But I've been working on some beach romances, as well as some YA contemporary romances for the past several months, and there will be a few titles out in the next two months!


The first is happening TODAY, as I release my first adult beach romance in Roxanne St. Claire's Barefoot Bay Kindle World! Say that five times fast. Ha.

But when Amazon asks you to write in one of their worlds, it's really hard to say no. So I didn't. I said yes. And since I love beach romances, it wasn't a hard yes to say!

And today, SHELTER ME is out in the wild! You can read it for $1.99 or free in Kindle Unlimited. It's got cute dogs, a complex man, and a conflicted woman. And the beach! And hot air balloons! And all kinds of other things that make me smile.

So go grab a copy!

About SHELTER ME: When her high-profile relationship took a wrong turn, Abby escaped to Mimosa Key, because it barely has a grid. Noah's on the island for a veterinary conference, even if the beach is the last place he wants to be. Can Noah and Abby find shelter in each other from the storm of secrets that seem to follow them? Or will their relationship end when the conference does?

Order on Amazon now!

Monday, November 20, 2017

New YA Contemporary Romance Coming Soon!

Okay, so I know I haven't been around much, especially here on this blog. I had so much going on over the summer, from hitting the USA Today bestseller list and trying to keep up with my insane pen name publication schedule.

But somehow, during everything, I managed to get a couple of YA contemporary romances written and edited and ready for publication!

The first is called JUST FRIENDS and it's coming out on December 12. The second TO BE YOURS, will be out on January 16. I'm getting the cover finalized with my designer right now, but it should be up for sale soon!

About JUST FRIENDS: High school senior, Mitch Houser, is thrilled to have multiple colleges recruiting him because of his record-breaking times on the track, but Mitch hasn’t told anyone the real reason he’s been setting records.

He’s trying to outrun his girl problems.

It’s bad when his friend starts dating his younger, freshman sister. It gets worse when his best friend from childhood, Holly Isaacson, pulls away from Mitch. They used to switch phones during AP History and type each other random notes throughout the day, but lately, Mitch has been keeping his phone safely in his own pocket.

Lance, Mitch’s only competition on the track and good friend, tells Mitch over and over that Holly isn’t ten years old anymore, that she’s worth taking a second look at. Mitch rolls his eyes and tells his friend to shut up, the way he has for years.

And worst of all is the idea of Holly becoming buddy-buddy with Jade Montgomery, who is Mitch’s latest crush. He wants to move Jade from a girl he invites to eat dinner with his family to a girl he takes out to dinner—and maybe kisses afterward. Mitch, who isn’t a great conversationalist, struggles to find the right way to ask Jade out and explain his “just friends” status with Holly.

So Mitch runs, and he runs fast. Things progress with Jade at the same rate they fall apart with Holly. Mitch is under pressure from his parents to fill out his college applications. He’s unsure what to do about Holly. He argues constantly with his sister about her boyfriend. And Lance’s voice about Holly refuses to be silenced.

Most days, Mitch can’t change into his running clothes fast enough. But running from his problems isn’t a good solution, and Mitch has to face both Jade and Holly—and decide which one of them to put into the “just friends” category.

I hope you'll get a copy today! Available in Kindle Unlimited or for $2.99.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Facelift for Echoes of Silence!

Okay, so I have a little bit of a cover problem. I also really like the color purple. So when I saw a new fantasy cover come up in a Premade Cover Facebook group that I stalk -- like, really stalk. If there's even a 1 next to it in my shortcuts, I rush over there -- I had to buy it.

I didn't NEED it. It was just so dang pretty! And I happened to have a book that it fit really, really well. Never mind that I currently own 7 covers from this group, with none of the books written. It's okay. No one's counting. Well, maybe now you are. And maybe now my husband knows...

Anyway, my fantasy that is published by Kindle Press, ECHOES OF SILENCE, is now bearing a brand new face! And here it is!





Isn't it GORGEOUS!! Judi Perkins at Concierge Literary Designs is the mastermind behind this cover, and she was so easy to work with! I absolutely love it! You can get a copy of Echoes of Silence in both ebook and paperback formats.

About Echoes of Silence: Her voice could unleash a war.

Twenty-three-year-old Echo del Toro doesn't know about the bride-choosing festivities the tyrannical Prince of Nyth has planned--until she's taken from her home by five armed soldiers. She's led under the cover of a magically produced storm to an opulent compound to join hundreds of girls, each vying to be chosen as the next Queen of Nyth.

As she plays the charade of falling in love with the Prince, Echo realizes three terrifying truths: He is hungry for her song-magic, he has a secret plot to dethrone his father, and he is not wholly unlikeable.

Faced with the strongest dark magician in centuries, Echo must know when to let her voice fly and when to hold her tongue, or she'll find herself caught in the lasting notes of a song that can't be unsung.


Here's the full wrap for the paperback:



Tuesday, August 8, 2017

The Shattered Worlds Boxed Set is Available Today!

It's release day for the Shattered Worlds Boxed Set! This has been a long time coming, and I'm trying to make the USA Today bestseller list with this boxed set, so if you have a dollar and a few seconds, I'm asking you to buy the boxed set this week!
Every sale counts, and we especially need sales on Nook and iBooks, so if you can buy on those retailers, that would be extra-awesome!
This boxed set has 23 books you can't find anywhere else, and it has something for everyone: dystopian, science fiction, fantasy, paranormal, steampunk, and of course, time travel!

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Shattered Worlds Feature: Sea So Blue by Nichole Giles



Shattered Worlds features Nichole Giles's SEA SO BLUE!





Sea So Blue

NA Romantic Fantasy by Nichole Giles





Caspian is looking for his mother. Snatched from the beach as a child and raised as a half-breed Mer-Prince in the long-lost city of Atlantis, his turn to rule is coming fast. When Caspian learns that the Mer in Oceania have found a method to visit land—a practice forbidden in Atlantis—and later return to the sea. Unfortunately, the “magic” method involves poison so potent that only half-breeds with undamaged lungs can survive it. When his Sea King father forces Caspian’s engagement to a mermaid he can’t stand, Caspian decides it’s time to go in search of his human roots, and the woman who gave him life.

Elise has nothing left to lose, except the house she grew up in and a beat-up classic car her father had intended to restore. While her friends leave home for college and abroad, she’s stuck waitressing at The Sea Turtle, begging for enough hours to pay her power bill, and using her lunch breaks to place flowers on her parents’ graves. Not only is she not looking for love—she’s not even looking for friendship. Loss is something she knows too much of, and she can’t survive any more. But when she finds a mysterious stranger wandering the cemetery, she takes pity on the pathetic soul and brings him to her work where she can feed him a solid meal.  

The innocent meeting turns into an unbreakable bond, and sets off a chain of events that leaves them both questioning their place in the world—be it land or sea—and discovering just how essential love and family can be.
Exclusive Teaser!

“Caspian,
I’ve brought you some clean pajamas to sleep in. I’m just going to leave them
outside the door.” She couldn’t hear the water running, so when he didn’t
reply, she kept talking. “I’d be  happy to run your clothes through the wash, if
you want. You can get them to me when you’re finished showering.”
She laid the pajamas on the floor, and the bathroom door swung open, revealing a strapping body—carved from curve upon curve of taught muscle,
covered in skin so white that the reflection of the bathroom lights flashed from every glistening bend—all six feet of bare skin. Elise’s mouth fell open as she dragged her eyes up to his face, compelling herself to keep them there.
“Hi.” Her voice squeaked, though she couldn’t decide if it was from shock or nerves or all-out lust.
He’d wadded his clothes into a tight ball and held them in his hand, which he extended to her. “I thank you for assisting me with my coverings. They had begun to feel stiff and unnatural.”
Elise stumbled backward, breath quickening as she accepted the crunchy bundle. “I…you didn’t have to…I could have waited until you were finished and,” her eyes flicked down his body, then back up again, “dressed.”
“Dressed? But did you not request to clean my clothes?”
“Yes. I suppose I did.” While Elise fumbled for footing, for words, for breath, Caspian tilted his head, glorified in his humble masculinity, and unfazed about standing naked in the presence of a virtual stranger. When she backed into the wall, he leapt forward and lifted her by the elbows, as if to save her from crashing to the ground, and replaced her on her feet. “Are you all right?”
With his bare chest mere inches from her face, and his other parts far too close for her to ignore, she nodded a mute yes and tucked his clothes beneath her arm.
Noticing the pajamas she’d set on the ground, he picked them up, his face illuminating with pleasure as he ran his fingers over the soft cotton and flannel. “When you see me next, Elise of the land, I shall be cleaned and dressed, awaiting our next adventure together.”
Elise blinked, at a complete loss for words as Caspian closed himself in the bathroom with a soft click.
  




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Nichole Giles, the author of The DESCENDANT series, and The WATER SO DEEP series, has lived in Nevada, Arizona, Utah, and Texas. She is a fan of all things paranormal and magical, and her dreams include owning a garden full of fairies, riding a unicorn, and taming the pet dragon she adopted at a recent local ComiCon. She loves to spend time with her family, travel to tropical and exotic destinations, drive in the rain with the convertible top down, and play music at full volume so she can sing along.


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From dystopian nightmares to gorgeous steampunk and fantasy settings to fairy-tale retellings and beyond, SHATTERED WORLDS has every story you've been dying to get your hands on!



This unique Young Adult/New Adult collection, inspired by the creative minds of today's New York Times, USA Today, and international bestselling authors, promises to satisfy your cravings for action and adventure as you experience rune magic and time-travel, overthrow corrupt governments, meet reapers and aliens, battle dragons, fall hopelessly in love, and break ancient curses, right alongside some of the bravest characters in fantasy fiction!



Each book within this collection is exclusive to the set and can't be found anywhere else.








Get Your Copy Today!




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Pre-Order Giveaways!






Enter for the chance to win a Kindle Fire AND a $100 Amazon Gift Card!





Find out more at shatteredworldsboxset.com


Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Join us for a Twitter Chat

Come on over to twitter and join in with the authors of the Shattered Worlds Boxed Set as we talk about paranormal, dystopian, science fiction, and fantasy novels in the set! There will be Q&A's and giveaways and loads of fun!

Come follow the hashtag #shatteredworlds from 8 - 10 PM EST on twitter!

See you there!

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Shattered Worlds Feature: The Space in Between by Jen Minkman



Shattered Worlds features Jen Minkman's THE SPACE IN BETWEEN!





The Space In Between

A YA Paranormal Romance



When Moira helps out her sister and brother in a Wiccan ritual on Halloween, the last thing she expects is to be swept away to a mystical wilderness. Sitting within the stones of the ancient circle of Penmaenmawr, Wales, she's convinced it's an illusion. But the dark-haired, handsome man with amnesia that Moira meets during her trance cannot be blinked away like a dream.

Hayko, the mysterious stranger, won’t let go. After returning home from her stone circle adventure, she is beckoned back night after night to the outlandish dreamland by an invisible force. But the hardest part isn't having to fight the terrifying creatures of these nightmares--it's realizing she’s falling for a guy without a past who isn’t real.
What if you really can fall in love with the man of your dreams?





Read THE SPACE IN BETWEEN exclusively in SHATTERED WORLDS!

99 Cents for a Limited Time! 

Jen Minkman writes paranormal romance, dystopian fiction and poetry. She is from the Netherlands and self-publishes her work in English. Her works are available in paperback & digital format.

Jen was born in the Netherlands and lived in Austria, Belgium and the UK during her studies. She learned how to read at the age of three and has never stopped reading since. Her favourite books to read are (YA) paranormal/fantasy, sci-fi, dystopian and romance, and this is reflected in the stories she writes. In her home country, she is a trade-published author of paranormal romance and dystopian fiction. Across the border, she is a self-published author.

She currently resides in The Hague where she works and lives with her husband and two noisy zebra finches. She is represented by literary agent Wampe de Veer of Blackbird Literary Agency in the Netherlands.

Connect With Jen Online!

Pre-order Your Passport to Shattered Worlds!






From dystopian nightmares to gorgeous steampunk and fantasy settings to fairy-tale retellings and beyond, SHATTERED WORLDS has every story you've been dying to get your hands on!



This unique Young Adult/New Adult collection, inspired by the creative minds of today's New York Times, USA Today, and international bestselling authors, promises to satisfy your cravings for action and adventure as you experience rune magic and time-travel, overthrow corrupt governments, meet reapers and aliens, battle dragons, fall hopelessly in love, and break ancient curses, right alongside some of the bravest characters in fantasy fiction!



Each book within this collection is exclusive to the set and can't be found anywhere else.






Get Your Copy Today!




Amazon | Nook | iTunes | Kobo



Pre-Order Giveaways!




Enter for the chance to win a Kindle Fire AND a $100 Amazon Gift Card!





Find out more at shatteredworldsboxset.com


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