Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Happy Relic Day!!

Have you all heard about this book???

I love this book. It is so unique and full of vivid imagery and swoony boys and cool plots. Here, this summary tells it better than I can:

"After a raging fire consumes her town and kills her parents, Maggie Davis is on her own to protect her younger sister and survive best she can in the Colorado town of Burning Mesa. In Maggie’s world, the bones of long-extinct magical creatures such as dragons and sirens are mined and traded for their residual magical elements, and harnessing these relics’ powers allows the user to wield fire, turn invisible, or heal even the worst of injuries.

Working in a local saloon, Maggie befriends the spirited showgirl Adelaide and falls for the roguish cowboy Landon. But when she proves to have a particular skill at harnessing the relics’ powers, Maggie is whisked away to the glamorous hacienda of Álvar Castilla, the wealthy young relic baron who runs Burning Mesa. Though his intentions aren’t always clear, Álvar trains Maggie in the world of relic magic. But when the mysterious fires reappear in their neighboring towns, Maggie must discover who is channeling relic magic for evil before it’s too late.

Relic is a thrilling adventure set in a wholly unique world, and a spell-binding story of love, trust, and the power of good."

Yes! That! So head on over to Renee's blog and congratulate her on the release of her book! 

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Airport Take 2

Soooooo, as many of my twitter followers know, I spent about 15 hours in the airport yesterday. Toward the end of my airport delirium, I started a 'guess what time I'm going to get home' twitter contest for a chance to win an ARC of Split Second. Many of you evil people were guessing 7am. I thought you were evil at the time, at least, because at this point I would've loved to be home by 7am. The airport debacle of 2013 ended in a cancelled and rescheduled flight and my friend Kari Olson rescuing me and letting me sleep in her guest bed for the night. This ending meant none of the twitter guesses were correct. So I thought I'd give you another chance. Except this time I'm not going to tell you any flight information. It will be some time today.

The rules:
*Guess here or on twitter what time I will be arriving into my garage at my home.
*Use hashtag #winSplitSecondARC
*One guess per person
*If multiple people guess the correct time, the first person who guessed it will win.
*Contest ends when I arrive home and tweet a pic of the time on my clock. (And really, I'll be the main winner. Because I will be home.)

Ready, GO.

UPDATE: I am home. Thank goodness. The winning time was 4:15, which is what @Gryphongirl2007 guessed on twitter. Congrats!! And I'm so happy to be home. 

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

More Contemporary!!!

Have I mentioned I have another contemporary coming out next summer?! Well I do. And I've been given permission to reveal the title and summary. I'm so excited about this book. I love it so much and I can't wait to share it with you. I also can't wait to show you its cover (not today though) that I was able to have a hand in helping with. It was so fun. Stay tuned for posts about that in the next several months. But for now, the title:


I love that title. It really fits the book. Michelle, my lovely agent, titled this one. Have I ever told you that I haven't titled a single one of my books? Yeah, I'm bad at titles. Good thing the people around me are so good at them. :)

And now for the summary:

For sixteen-year-old Charlotte Reynolds, aka Charlie, being raised by a single dad and three older brothers has its perks. She can out-run, out-score, and outwit every boy she knows--including her long-time neighbor, and honorary fourth brother, Braden.

But when it comes to being a girl, Charlie doesn't know the first thing about anything. So when she starts working at a chi-chi boutique to pay off a speeding ticket, she finds herself in a strange new world of makeup, lacy skirts, and bedazzlers. Even stranger, she's spending time with a boy who has never seen her tear it up in a pick-up game.

To cope with the stress of faking her way through this new reality, Charlie seeks late night refuge in her backyard, talking out her problems with Braden by the fence that separates them. But their Fence Chats can't solve Charlie's biggest problem: she's falling for Braden. Hard. She knows what it means to go for the win, but if spilling her secret means losing him for good, the stakes just got too high.