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To this day, I reside in Las Vegas, where my beloved city became the backdrop for my inspiration. A college English professor once said, ‘It is easier to write about what you know.’ So, I did. I love the color red and try to use it in everything, hence the bottle-blonde with red highlights. I believe that I have the knack for baking and cake decorating when my fingers are not busy writing mayhem. When I need to recharge, you'll find me curled up with a cup of coffee, my hubby of nineteen years; along with our two kids, four cats, the family dog and a book. Break A Pencil!

Bella Emy’s Birthday Hop

Day 3 of Bella Emy’s Birthday Hop. It started on Jan 10th & ends on Jan 16th @ 11:59 PM EST. She has a bunch of Authors and Bloggers joining in the fun. Check out the list of attendees and event details.

Don’t forget to enter my giveaway & wish Bella a “Happy B-Day!” 🎉💕🍰🎁🛍

(Please read the details on how to enter my giveaway.) “Good Luck!” & I hope you’ll have fun.

Here’s the Event link:

Lurking in the Mind, is a new CHBB anthology. 

~Sometimes the most horrifying monsters live within us.~

What horrors lurk within a broken mind when left unattended? From alternate personalities to figments of the imagination, our stories will give you a new outlook on the complexity of the human mind. Follow our authors into the madness … if you dare.
[Disclaimer: While the stories within this anthology are works of fiction, some very real mental disorders, fears and/or characteristics are discussed. Stories may contain sensitive topics such as depression, suicide, self-harm, split personalities, schizophrenia, and more. Please be advised.]
Amazon buy link for eBook:

Featuring: 15 authors…
Twisted by Jaclyn Osborn * 

Lonely Hearts by Amber Hassler * 

When Emily was Here by Kathy-Lynn Cross 

Postpartum by Savannah Rohleder * 

The Creep by E.M. Fitch * 

Blind Justice by Jaidis Shaw * 

Tortured Minds by Gina A. Watson * 

Lauren by Jacqueline E. Smith * 

Verity Incognito by James William Peercy* 

Gethen by Liz Butcher * 

Starved by Ace Antonio Hall * 

When I met Hannah by Shelly Schulz * 

Did You See Evelyn Today? by Kelly Matsuura * 

North Side Asylum by Lily Luchesi * 

Obsession by M.L. Sparrow * 


#lurkinginthemind #aCHBBanthology #emilysevilwithin #atwistedmazeoftales #anthologies #fearthemind #whatliesbeyondunderstanding #imfine #fifteenauthorsfifteenstories

Want to know more? Click on this link to view the book trailer…

Lurking in the Mind; Anthology book trailer:

YA/NA Release Celebration for Transcendent by LJ Amodeo

June 7th, @ 2 PM EDT.

Sweet scythes! Here’s some info on the upcoming Facebook party for LJ Amodeo’s third Book, Transcendent. And YES, I have a 30 minute takeover too.


YA & NA Author Celebrate Transcendent’s Release!


Date: WEDNESDAY, June 7th

Time: 2 PM to 10 PM EDT


Line-Up Subject to Change!

1:30 pm EST ~ Hostess: Gladys ~ Intro Party

2:00 pm EST ~ Candy O’Donnell

2:30 pm EST ~ Shantella Huddleston-Benson

3:00 pm EST ~ Sherry Ficklin

3:30 pm EST ~ Lianne Simon

4:00 pm EST ~ Nely Cab

4:30 pm EST ~ Susan Harris

5:00 pm EST ~ LJ Amodeo

5:30 pm EST ~ K. L. Bone

6:00 pm EST ~ Aubrie Nixon

6:30 pm EST ~ Tricia Copeland

7:00 pm EST ~ Erin McFadden

7:30 pm EST ~ Tenaya Jayne

8:00 pm EST ~ Serenity Valle

8:30 pm EST ~ Deb Marlowe

9:00 pm EST ~ Kathy-Lynn Cross

9:30 pm EST ~ Tara Benham

10:00 pm EST ~ Casey Hays

10:30 pm EST ~ Nia Farrell

11:00 pm EST ~ Hostess: Gladys ~ Closes Out the Party.


Event link:


Also: check out the pre-party giveaways going on now. Good Luck! 😁🖤☠️

Ghost Code Release Day!!!

The wait is over! From the bestselling author of the Acceptance series, comes an all new YA-standalone that’s sure to be the first summer smash-hit! Sarah Negovetich delivers and you won’t want to miss out. Grab your copy today!

Title: Ghost Code

Author: Sarah Negovetich

Genre: Young Adult/Sci-Fi

Release Date: May 15, 2017

“Ghost Code is a fast paced thrill ride that will take you to the very edge–of life and of love–and leave you begging for just one more page.” 

-Bestselling Author Sherry D. Ficklin (The Hacker Series)



“Without dreams, what’s the point of being awake?”
After a lifetime of fighting cancer, eighteen-year-old Viv Quiroga is dying. But she’s determined to go out on her own terms. Instead of wasting away in a hospital watching her mom worry over their mounting debt, she volunteers for a private research program.
For thirty days she’ll live in a coma as a human lab rat. When her time is up, they turn off the machines and pay off all her medical bills.
It’s supposed to be a one way trip.
Until Viv wakes up and learns what it really means to live.
Sarah Negovetich

Sarah Negovetich knows you don’t know how to pronounce her name and she’s okay with that.Her first love is Young Adult novels, because at seventeen the world is your oyster. Only oysters are slimy and more than a little salty; it’s accurate if not exactly motivational. We should come up with a better cliché.

Sarah divides her time between writing YA books that her husband won’t read and performing on stage at BE Theatre. Her goal in life is to never grow up.


Happy Release Day Sarah and Ghost Code! Join us in wishing Sarah all the best with her new release by reaching out to her via Facebook or Twitter at the links above you will not regret it!

Grab your copy today!

COVER REVEAL for Lurking in the Mind

*(Screaming like a banshee.)Here it is…

Lurking in the Mind, a CHBB Anthology.

Sometimes the most horrifying monsters live within us.
What horrors lurk within a broken mind when left unattended? From alternate personalities to figments of the imagination, our stories will give you a new outlook on the complexity of the human mind. Follow our authors into the madness … if you dare.
{Disclaimer: While the stories within this anthology are works of fiction, some very real mental disorders, fears and/or characteristics are discussed. Stories may contain sensitive topics such as depression, suicide, self-harm, split personalities, schizophrenia, and more. Please be advised.}
Buy links soon.

#aCHBBanthology #lurkinginthemind #emilysevilwithin #amazeoftwistedstories

Echoes of Winter is up for an award

I have some awesome news, Echoes of Winter is up for an award.
Summer Indie Book Awards: Nominee Indie Book 2016 Metamorph Publishing.
Voting link here…

You can vote for Echoes of Winter everyday until Sept 11th, 2016.
Thanks so much for your support.
{FYI} you can download Echoes of Winter: A Collection of YA Winter Tales for FREE.

Main web page for Metamorph Publishing… @naddya81975

#IndieBookAwards #summerindiebookawards #yaparanormalanthology #paranormal #christmasnovellas #freeanthology

Facebook Release Party for Christin Benjamin’s Fourth Installment

13669392_1153098924751863_3716712735683550881_oMark your calendar. Tomorrow is Christina Benjamin’s release party for the fourth installment in the Geneva Project. Come by and say “hi,” maybe chit-chat with some authors, play some games, and maybe win a book, ebook, or some fun swag.
Hope to see you there. (My time starts at 9:30 EST)
Facebook Party with 15 Best-Selling & Award-Winning YA Authors
2pm-until 11pm (EST)
Prizes – Contests – Giveaways – Fun
Author line up and schedule:
2:00 Jo Michaels
2:30 Christina Benjamin
3:00 Jaci Chaney (book trivia)
3:30 Adrienne Woods
4:00 Katie John
4:30 Carlyle Labuschagne
5:00 NL Greene
5:30 Cameo Renae
6:00 SM Boyce
6:30 Pageburners (book trivia)
7:00 Joanna Siglo Morris
7:30 Jolene Buchheit
8:00 Tia Silverthorne-Bach
8:30 Stephanie Erikson
9:00 Chanda Hahn
9:30 Kathy-Lynn Cross
10:00 Tricia Copeland Brzostowic

#IndiePride Day – 7/1/16

Hey mark your calendar for July 1st. Come support, have fun, play some games, get to know some incredible authors. Maybe get an inside scoop on future stories and ideas from a few of them. If you can, invite your FB peeps, family, friends, cousins, second cousins, your next door neighbor…(You get the idea. *(snicker) Thanks for the help.)
Don’t forget to check out my time from 8:40 – 9 p.m. CDT
Scythe ya soon! x.x

Enchanted Blog Tour




Uncovering the Truth

When the veil of reality is stripped back, the truth is undeniable, no matter how hard it is to believe. 

With one last trip in mind before joining the working world, Tani and her closest friends spend the a few weeks in her late father’s beach out. Between fighting the memories that keep resurfacing from her childhood and fighting the attraction she has for the alpha male down the block, she almost misses the truth tucked away for only her to discover. A truth that will change everything. 


Dark Hearts 

A moment of compassion can change everything. 

Though known for their debauchery, Reapers like Ash Thorne are chosen for their determination to cull without fail. But when he spared Melissa Mason’s life in a moment of compassion, he never dreamed the deed would come back to haunt him. Will Ash live to regret his moment of weakness, or will Melissa prove that forsaken hearts are still capable of true love? 


Tainted Currents 

Beware of what lies beneath the waters; for even time cannot erase what the river remembers.

 A change of scenery is exactly what Ceanna’s friends believe she needs to mend her broken spirit. A hiking trip to Skelton Lake may help to relieve her pain. But whispers of vengeance lie beneath the currents awaiting such a heart to release their rage from the river’s depths.

From under its currents lies a whisper of vengeance.

Don’t fall into the water, for what awaits under the currents could kill you.


Bearing Secrets

Should he kill her before she can expose the truth, or can he find a way to love her?

When Nora’s final summer in Alaska takes a turn for the worse, she finds herself in the arms of an unlikely hero: a bear shifter who can’t let anyone know what he is. Can they come to terms? Or will this chance encounter cost her everything?


 The Banshee’s Heart 

Can Cameron melt the Banshee’s heart? 

Cameron encounters a Banshee called Christiana, who accidentally curses him with a death mark. As they search for a way to remove it, an old face from the past returns and Christiana must stop him from opening the gates to the Fae realm and unleashing hell on earth. 


K + L

Will they survive the secrets within, or will history repeat itself?

Balancing life left Kurt and Leah little time for romance, so when Kurt receives an email that he won a trip for two during 4th of July week, it was just what they needed. At first, things appear perfect until they begin to experience unusual occurrences in the house, then the two realize neither of them entered a contest. So, who, or what lured them there, and why?

 (Will post soon)



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Uncovering the Truth

Kate Thomas

Kate Thomas, is the author of the Equilibrium Series, a five-book supernatural new adult series, and The Resounding Series, an eight-book paranormal series. 

She is a full time writer, a church planter and entrepreneur at heart; however, writing and reading are passions she just can’t help but indulge in. With more ideas than one person should be allowed, she is blessed to have a muse that doesn’t seem to take a vacation and more energy that one might consider healthy.

She writes under the following pen name:

L.A. Starkey – Young Adult & Middle Grade Paranormal 




Dark Hearts 

Christina Kelly 

Christina Kelly is a pen name used by Kelly Hall, YA author of The Light Keeper Series, who is currently writing her first adult paranormal series for 2016







 Tainted Currents 

 Kathy-Lynn Cross

I have resided, in the heat of Las Vegas, NV for the past thirty years. Forty-three years young, married for twenty years, to my Split-Apart. We have a seventeen-year-old, who thinks he is twenty-six, and an eleven-year-old, who has the mind of a sixteen-year-old. I am currently a member of the Las Vegas Writer’s Group and have been seriously writing for the past four years. 

I love the color red and use it in everything, hence the bottle-blonde with red highlights. If my fingers are not busy writing mayhem, you will find me looking up a new cookie recipe. When I need to recharge, you’ll find me curled up with a mug of vanilla coffee and another book from my author bucket list.

My goals are simple; my passion is to be a ‘Storyweaver’ not a teller. I want to weave you (the reader) into my stories, not just to escape but have a sense of belonging. So Shall I Reap, book one of the Unseen Series is just the beginning of Tevin and Alexcia’s journey. I hope you will enjoy as each of them share their POV with you. 


Bearing Secrets

Julie Wetzel 

Originally from Ohio, Julie always dreamed of a job in science. Either shooting for the stars or delving into the mysteries of volcanoes. But, life never leads where you expect. In 2007, she moved to Mississippi to be with her significant other. 

Now a mother of a hyperactive red headed boy, what time she’s not chasing down dirty socks and unsticking toys from the ceiling is spent crafting worlds readers can get lost it. Julie is a self-proclaimed bibliophile and lover of big words. She likes hiking, frogs, interesting earrings, and a plethora of other fun things.

And with the Kindling Flames series, she is now an Internationally Best-Selling Author.


The Banshee’s Heart 

S. K. Gregory 

Samantha Gregory grew up in Lisburn, Northern Ireland. She has been writing since she was a child. She writes primarily in the horror/fantasy genre.

Daemon Persuasion is the first book in the Daemon series, published by Mockingbird Lane Press. The sequel Daemon Madness is due for release soon.

After is the first book in the After zombie series from J. Ellington Ashton Press. The sequel Before will be released this year. 

In her spare time, Samantha enjoys watching horror movies, reading and archery. She also posts reviews on her blog for other writers.


K + L

Amber Hassler

Amber Hassler is a twister of mystery. Discovering a web of twists and turns to make anyone flip the page with enthusiasm, to find out ‘Whodunit,’ is thrilling for her.

Now living in Sin City she has a little more free time by being a stay at home mom of two to follow her passion… writing! With an imagination overflowing with ideas and her fingers itching, she has created a trilogy of lies, and deception. Look for Perfect Deception, book 1, coming soon.

When she’s not writing, Amber takes the time to spend with her children, a date night with her husband, read, clean, or play a few levels of Super Mario on the Wii U.



Please join me with wishing Christina Benjamin a “Happy Book Day.”

The first Short Story of The Geneva Project: Prequel series is finally here!!! And it’s FREE for a limited time.

 Before the ancient legend of Lux was discovered, before she realized her power,

before she had a destiny to fulfill: Geneva was just a lonely orphan at Christmas.

Get a glimpse into the early days of Geneva and Remi’s lives at the Troian Center.

There’s always a little bit of high jinx, mystery and magic happening on

Hullabee Island and the holiday season is no exception.

Discover how Geneva and Remi forged a friendship that bonded them for life

and made them “thick as thieves,” in this heartwarming Christmas tale

where we discover that sometimes finding true friendship is the greatest gift of all.