Author of YA Fairy Tales, Horror & Paranormal Romance

Author of YA Fairy Tales, Horror & Paranormal Romance

Thursday, 2 July 2015

You Can Help Build a South African Library

One of the very many amazing things about UtopYA 2015 was meeting some truly inspirational and world-changing individuals.

One of those is Carlyle Labuschagne, who I have the great honour of being able to now call my dear friend. Not only is Carlyle a really kick-ass author with a great book series, called The Broken Destiny, but she is one of life's truly decent and big-hearted people.

Carlyle wants to make a difference - she already has, but she needs some help and that's where you come in.


Carlyle tapped her more than willing author buddies to donate paperback editions of their books to help her build a library in a part of South Africa where books are still considered somewhat of a luxury. What she needs now is the funds to get them shipped - and trust me, if this was a small amount of money then we'd have all covered that too - but getting goods into and out of South Africa is still a VERY expensive process.

If you are a book lover and want to share in the fellowship and sisterhood of reading, then I am reaching out to you to make a donation. Every single $1 and £1 helps towards this beautiful project.

You can read more about her truly inspiring campaign over at her website. http://www.carlylelabuschagne.com/help-us-build-a-library.html



You can DONATE by clicking here. Every single penny and cent donated helps to build something amazing. Thank you.

Sunday, 28 June 2015

UtopYA 2015 Recap



My Book Family
Okay, I'm adding in this paragraph in because I've realised that there is no way I can include everything I want to say about the truly life-changing experience of UtopYA. So I'm going to break it down into several posts over the next week or so, each one with a different focus. Today's post is an introductory post designed to give you a flavour of the build up to and the first impressions of the UtopYA conference. A year ago, on a crazy, impulsive, devil-may-care-whim, I pressed the buy tickets button the UtopYA website. I'd simply had enough of seeing my timeline full of my wonderful author and blogger friends having such a good time. 

Facebook and Twitter has made the world of the author a hell of a lot less lonely and it has allowed me to foster some truly precious and special friendships - but Facebook and Twitter don't give physical hugs, and they don't allow for the sound of true shared laughter. 
 

Meeting Jo Michaels - The grins say it all
After five years of late night chats, shared tweets, cheerleading posts and 'liked' cat and baby photos, I needed to meet these friends in reality  - only a total (very serious) fear of flying, two beautiful Mud-Puddles needing to be looked after, and no idea how my books were going to get there, stood in my way. (BIG THANKS to my mum, 'granny' who looked after the girls and to Susan Burdorf who took in my books and fostered them for me.)

Having purchased the tickets for the hubby, the bro-in-law and the father-in-law (to become known as  'y'all boys' at the con) we set about operation UtopYA - and boy, was it an operation. Our house became littered with half-used glue-sticks, the hoover had to have a daily de-beading, the craft box turned into a craft crate - and amongst all of this creativity, I had a book to finish, edit, publish and print.

But for all these mountains to climb, UtopYA came around and before I knew it, I was on a huge jumbo jet rotating hyperventilation with sips of double strength Bloody Marys. The trip to Nashville was long - all in all it took 21 hours door to door. But when I walked into the lobby of The Millenium Maxwell Hotel and saw Carol and Adam Kunz, every single minute of fear, apprehension and anxiety was worth it. It was an amazing few moments - those very first hugs with Carol felt immediately like arriving home

My stand at UtopYA
Signing Day

This hug set the tone for the whole conference - I felt like I'd arrived home. A feeling that was confirmed the following morning when I met Jo Michael's for the first time. I had only connected with her on social media a couple of weeks before the con, but as soon as we hugged I knew I had stumbled across a very rare and precious friendship. It's an amazing thing when you just click with someone. There are so many people that wrapped me up in a blanket of love, respect, acceptance, guidance and fun that it would make a VERY VERY long post to go through each and every one; but what I can tell you is that EVERY. SINGLE. PERSON at UtopYA greeted me like family and I hold each of them dear to my heart too. There is a sisterhood at UtopYA; something incredibly unique and special - and the magician that has woven this spell is Janet Wallace - an incredibly inspiring woman to meet. (Quick shout out to my book-sisters, Patti Larsen  and Carlyle Labuschagne - I love you!)
The Premier of ARV-3  Glamtastic

The very first day of the exhibition room was a nerve-wracking experience and I learned so much in those first few hours walking around the stands of other authors; the quality and presentation of books and brand was phenomenal. It was clear that I wasn't the only one who had spent the last few months buried under a crafting mountain.

I spent quite a lot of time away from my stand because I wanted to attend the panels, which proved to be not only educational but inspiring. There were so many good discussions on elements of YA that had been circulating in my head for years. Not only that, but there were discussions on hard business plans and strategies. (Bella Roccaforte and Rachel Higginson, know you have created a monster LOL)

When we weren't attending panels or manning our stand, we used every opportunity to hang out with each other. On the Thursday night, the lovely K.D Wood gave Carlyle Labuschagne and I a lift to a very funky Sushi restaurant and found mine and Carlyle's somewhat startled response to the valet service very amusing. A great night was had and it was amazing to discover how many parallels there were in all of our lives.
Me and the lovely K.D Wood
Friday Night was Cameo Renae's AV3 premier night and a good excuse to get dressed up and play about on the red carpet. The short film was intense and exciting; it was lovely to see my dear friend's book come to life on film. If this wasn't exciting enough, the evening was topped off by Steam Punk Karaoke.

On Saturday it was the public signing. The room was absolutely buzzing and it was such a high to talk to readers and to sell my books to a brand new audience. Despite the signing being an all day event it felt like it was over in the blink of an eye. But far from disappointment, there was another roil of excitement as dressing and prep for the evening's award ceremony and party took over.

My Book Sister Patti Larsen
Everybody arrived downstairs looking fabulously glamtastic and there was a sprinkling of glitter over the whole evening. Watching my fellow authors and bloggers receive their awards was truly moving. I know the blood, sweat and tears that have been shed on their journeys.

Sunday morning saw the closing key note delivered by Janet Wallace. I can't properly express what a profound effect her words have had - or those of the people who took to the floor to give their personal testimonials about what UtopYA meant to them.
 
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Thursday, 25 June 2015

DAY 11: UtopYA from your Armchair + Epic-scale UtopYA swag giveaway

 

So this is the last day of bringing you a little taste of the UtopYA Author and Reader con direct to your armchair and today it's time to welcome you to my store. I hope you like it. Along with the other authors in this series, I have thrown a whole selection of swag into the bag.

Don't forget to enter the epic-scale UtopYA Swag giveaway at the end of the post. You can enter everyday of the virtual con and a full list of prizes and details can be found in this post HERE

KATIE M JOHN

 BLURB: The Knight Trilogy

A contemporary YA Arthurian legend series set in Cornwall.

Mina's life is nicely ordered, thank you very much. She has a clear handle or reality and a well plotted life plan. But when she finds herself unwillingly falling for the mysterious new boy at college, she discovers that sometimes destiny has a different design.

With his seductive combination of mystery and handsome good looks, Blake proves an irresistible lure. And although being swept off of her feet by a knight on a white horse was not part of Mina's original plan, she finds herself increasingly enchanted by the world he inhabits.

As terrible, heartbreaking events rock her daily world, Mina finds herself retreating deeper into a world she only thought existed in fairy-tales. But every fairy tale has its wicked witch, and Morgan Le Fay is the wickedest witch of them all; especially as she has designs on Blake's heart. All too soon Mina realises that even in a fantasy world, there is no guarantee of 'a happily ever after'. 

BLURB: The Meadowsweet Chronicles

Ever since its earliest days, the small English village of Heargton has been steeped in the occult. Tales of witchcraft and paranormal activity have been part of the local folklore for generations. Some people blame the lay lines that intersect at the very centre of the village, others blame a terrible curse.

700 years on, Heargton Village still holds dark secrets, and when one of the village girls falls victim to a terrible ritual killing, the old superstitions resurface.

At the heart of these whispers are the Meadowsweet sisters. All beautiful, all charming, all eccentric, but it is the middle daughter, seventeen-year-old Fox, who captures the imagination of American newcomer Jeremiah Chase; a deviant New York playboy sent to live with his Aunt in the Chase ancestral home of Coldstone Hall. A place that has its own grisly history.

But, as Jeremiah discovers the history of the Meadowsweet Sisters, the Chase family history is also unearthed, leading Jeremiah to understand that good and evil are not always on opposing sides.

A tale of witchcraft, demons and ghosts, blending traditional English folklore with the American Gothic.


ABOUT KATIE

Writer of the Amazon Best Selling YA series, The Knight Trilogy, Katie is married to a handsome giant and mummy to a mud-puddle fairy. She likes to write whilst drinking tea and eating jaffa cakes. Most of the time she lives in a fairytale world but other than that she is completely and utterly normal.

Katie's debut YA fairtytale series, 'The Knight Trilogy' has become an international best-seller in several chart categories, Contemporary Fantasy, Myths and Legends, Paranormal Romance. It has also been an Amazon No 1. Best-selling Fairytale.

She has just released Book 2 in her new 7 book series, 'The Meadowsweet Chronicles' a paranormal series that blends together English folklore and the American Gothic in a fast paced, action filled mash-up.

Her work is a blend of rich imagery and fast paced action. Before writing full length novels, Katie wrote poetry, her works being published in several anthology publications.
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Wednesday, 24 June 2015

DAY 10: UtopYA from Your Armchair + Epic-scale UtopYA Swag Giveaway

Day 10 in the Big UtopYA household and the authors are getting a little authory. Here's the 10th day bringing the awesome experience of UtopYA Author and Reader Con right to your armchair. Today it is my great pleasure to share with you the authors, Vanessa Kimball, author of the series, 'Piercing The Fold' and 'The Evan Series' and the author, Nichole Green, author of the series, 'The Mystic Seeker'

Don't forget to enter the epic-scale UtopYA Swag giveaway at the end of the post. You can enter everyday of the virtual con and a full list of prizes and details can be found in this post HERE

VANESSA KIMBALL
 
Blurb: 'Piercing The Fold'
 
“I'm Jesca. I have intense nightmares nightly and hallucinations of dark auras closing in on me daily. Strangers’ faces distort before my eyes and I hear voices in my head. All symptoms of insanity, ‘illusions in reality’, right? Wrong. This is my reality and it has been set askew.”

Jesca Gershon Sera discovers that she is part of a legacy and a fellowship of guardians destined to protect the human race from a galactic event that will invade and evolve our world.

*The Piercing the Fold series is intended for Mature Young Adult and Adult readers due to the the paranormal and unorthodox scientific concepts addressed throughout. This series contains a rich mixture of the paranormal, science fiction, romance, adventure, and suspense.*
 
About Vanessa
 
Venessa Kimball, born October 21, 1975, is a graduate of The University of Texas at Austin. Her hometown is San Antonio, Texas. She currently resides in Amarillo,Texas with her loving husband and 3 amazing children.
For 3 years, she taught at an Austin, Texas middle school. For 6 years, she was a full-time Texas Realtor in the Austin Metro Area.
In 2010, she revisted her writing roots that were so prominent in her high school years. Piercing the Fold, her debut novel, was born on November 23rd of that year. Venessa is a full-time, independent author.
When Venessa is not writing, she is keeping active with her husband and three children; chauffeuring said children to extracurricular activities, catching a movie with her hubby, and staying up way too late reading.

To find out more about Venessa Kimball and future projects, including the 2nd book in the Piercing the Fold series, visit www.VenessaKimball.net.
 
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NICHOLE GREEN
 
Blurb: Twisted
 
Growing up isn’t always easy. But for most teenage girls, they can rely on their best friend to help them get through the process. A BFF is something that is truly treasured and completely irreplaceable. You share all of your secrets, and are loyal and honest with each other, even when you’re acting just a little bit crazy. You have each other’s backs no matter what and you form a bond that is virtually unbreakable.

At least that’s what normal teenage girls experience.

Nat and Mel have been bestie’s since childhood and Nat has followed her blindly ever since. But as Nat’s friendship with Mel begins to lead her down the wrong path, she starts to question the sincerity of their relationship. Nat starts to see Mel’s manipulative, deceitful ways become more focused on her. Will Natalie hold on tight to the friendship she’s had her entire life, no matter what it cost her? Or will she let her heart lead her to a relationship that’s not so twisted.

***Attention*** Although this book is a YA book based on the ages of the characters, it is a raw and intense book that contains underage drinking, strong language, drugs, and sex. It's a story that tells that harsher realities of teenage life.
 
About Nichole
 
N.L. Greene, who is 1/2 of the author duo Riana Lucas, has decided to venture outside of the Fantasy world that she and her best friend created with Poppy and The Deadly Flowers Series to write a few books on her own. While she loves working with her best friend, writing solo has allowed her to explore interest that had solely been her own. She spends a lot of time reading her favorite authors which range all over the place and in every genre, but spends just as much time with her husband and two daughters, traveling, shopping, and playing video games. Nichole was born in Pennsylvania but grew up in Florida, where she and her high school sweetheart live with their two children
 
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Tuesday, 23 June 2015

DAY 9: UtopYA from Your Armchair + Epic-scale UtopYA Swag giveaway

Welcome to Day 9 of bringing the UtopYA  Author and Reader Con direct to your armchair. Today it is my pleasure to introduce you to the authors, Brenda Hiatt, author of the 'Starstruck' series and Catherine Stine, author of 'Dorianna'

Don't forget to enter the epic-scale UtopYA Swag giveaway at the end of the post. You can enter everyday of the virtual con and a full list of prizes and details can be found in this post HERE

BRENDA HIATT
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Blurb for 'Starstruck'
 
Who would have guessed that tiny, out-of-the-way Jewel, Indiana could hold secrets with the potential to change the course of human history? Certainly not nerdy nobody Marsha Truitt. Who, it turns out, isn’t such a nobody after all.
 
The middle of nowhere just got a lot more interesting!Nerdy astronomy geek Marsha, M to her few friends, has never been anybody special. Orphaned as an infant and reluctantly raised by an overly-strict "aunt," she's not even sure who she is. M's dream of someday escaping tiny Jewel, Indiana and making her mark in the world seems impossibly distant until hot new quarterback Rigel inexplicably befriends her. As Rigel turns his back on fawning cheerleaders to spend time with M, strange things start to happen: her acne clears up, her eyesight improves to the point she can ditch her thick glasses, and when they touch, sparks fly--literally! When M digs for a reason, she discovers deep secrets that will change her formerly mundane life forever . . . and expose her to perils she never dreamed of.

Book 1 of the award-winning Starstruck series, where teen romance blends with science fiction to open a whole new world of action, adventure and discovery.
 
About Brenda
Brenda Hiatt is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of twenty novels (so far), including traditional Regency romance, time travel romance, historical romance, and humorous mystery. She’s currently having a fabulous time with her award-winning YA sci-fi STARSTRUCK series. In addition to writing, Brenda is passionate about embracing life to the fullest, to include scuba diving (over 60 dives so far), Taekwondo (she’s currently pursuing her 3rd degree black belt), hiking and traveling.
 
Find out more www.brendahiatt.com
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CATHERINE STINE
 
Blurb for 'Dorianna'
 
Internet followers, beauty, power. It all sounded good. Until it transformed into a terrifying reality Dorianna couldn’t stop Dorianna is a dark twist for the Internet generation on A Picture of Dorian Gray. When her father is jailed, her mother ships lonely, plain Dorianna to her aunt’s. There, Dorianna yearns to build a new identity, but the popular Lacey bullies her—mostly for getting attention from her ex, Ander. Ander takes Dorianna to Coney Island where Wilson, a videographer, creates a stunning compilation of her. She dreams of being an online sensation, as she’s never even had a birthday party, and vows she’d give anything to go viral. Wilson claims he’s the Prince of Darkness and warns her the pledge has downsides. Dorianna thinks he’s joking. She has no idea of the dire consequences. She’s thrust into the spotlight, and an incomprehensible nightmare. Not only is she prettier, she’s gaining harmful powers of manipulation. When her powers grow beyond anything she can control, she’s desperate but clueless as to how to stop it.
 
About Catherine
 
Catherine Stine’s novels span the range from futuristic fantasy to paranormal to contemporary. Her futuristic thriller companion novels Fireseed One and Ruby’s Fire are both indie award winners. Her paranormal-horror YA, Dorianna won Best Horror Book in the Kindle Hub Awards. She also writes new adult fiction as Kitsy Clare. Her new adult Art of Love series includes Model Position and Private Internship. She suspects her love of dark fantasy came from her father reading Edgar Allen Poe to her when she was a child. Presently, she’s at work on a paranormal historical set in 1932 about a witch.
 
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Monday, 22 June 2015

DAY 8: UtopYA from Your Armchair + Epic-scale UtopYA Swag Giveaway

Welcome to Day 8 of me bringing you some of the best, loveliest and most generous authors from UtopYA Author and Reader Con 2015. Today it is my pleasure to introduce you to the authors, Sharon Rose Mayes, author of 'The Pact' series and 'Twisted Fate', and author, 'Amy Leigh Strickland', author of  'Olympia Heights' and 'The Royer Goldhawk' series.

Don't forget to enter the epic-scale UtopYA Swag giveaway at the end of the post. You can enter everyday of the virtual con and a full list of prizes and details can be found in this post HERE


SHARON ROSE MAYES
 
Blurb for 'Blood Pact' (Book 1 of series)
Riley Spencer has spent most of her life doing what is normal for her: attending school, spending time with her mother, and training to hunt vampires. It was how she grew up as part of the organization and when Nick comes to town and joins her team everything changes. Now Riley and the rest of her team begin to question everything they have learned about vampires and the organization that trained them to hunt the vampires that hide in the world.
 
About Sharon Rose
 
Sharon lives in Lufkin, Texas with her two sons. She chronicles her daily life at her personal blog Not Your Mom Blog and has been active in the blogosphere for seven years. When she is not chasing her kids and participating in roller derby she writes and dreams of all of the places she can't wait to travel. She loves to write Young Adult stories about vampires, vampire hunters, witches, reincarnation, paranormal, and even a little bit on the New Adult side under the name S.R. Mayes
 
Find out more at www.notyourmumblog.com
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AMY LEIGH STRICKLAND
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Blurb for 'Olympia Heights' (Book 1 of series)

Olympia Heights follows a group of teens in Miami Florida who find out that they are the Greek Gods reborn. As they struggle to balance school, relationships, and emerging powers, thy also have to field attacks from powerful and vengeful Titans.
 
They say that lightning never strikes the same place twice, but for Zach Jacobs, that just isn’t true. It’s hard enough being seventeen-- juggling school, football, friends, and teenage romance-- but Zach’s about to find out just how complicated it can get when he begins to suspect that maybe he was the lightning. Teenage woes hardly seem significant when you’ve got lightning shooting from your fingertips and a couple of murderous Titans trying to settle an ancient score.
 
About Amy
 
Amy Leigh Strickland is a teacher and writer from Massachusetts, living and working outside of Birmingham, AL. She writes contemporary, YA, and historical fantasy with a mythological twist.
 
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Sunday, 21 June 2015

DAY 7: UtopYA from Your Armchair + Epic-scale Swag Giveaway

Welcome to Day 7 of my virtual UtopYA con, bringing the wonderful authors taking part in the UtopYA Authors and Readers Con straight to your armchair in good ol' Blighty. Today it is my great pleasure to introduce you to the virtual stands of Michele G Miller, author of the series, 'From the Wreckage' amd 'The Prophecy of Tyalbrook' as well as several other standalones; also the author, Chris Cannon, author of the 'Going Down in Flames' series.

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Michele G Miller
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Blurb: 'From the Wreckage' series.
 
(From The Wreckage series) The storm is only the beginning...
 
“In a matter of minutes on a Friday night, I lost my school, my identity, the security of my first love, the personality of my sweet fearless brother, my best friend, my town, everything as I knew it. Everything changed.”

"Minutes - that’s all it takes to change your entire life. How do you deal with that?”

For high school senior Jules Blacklin surviving the storm is only the beginning. Faced with the new reality of her life, she must find a way to rise From The Wreckage and answer the question - how do you get back to normal, when everything that was normal is gone?
 
Blurb: Never Let You Fall (The Prophecy of Tyalbrook Book 1)
Their journey began with a promise…

“I won’t let you fall. You will not die for me. I can’t live with that, Xander, and I would rather let them take me before I let them kill you.” He opened his mouth to argue, but I held up my hand. “Don’t argue it. There’s no point. I’ve made up my mind.”
He shook his head, but didn’t argue. Instead, he promised as he always did, “If anything happens to you… if we get separated, if you martyr yourself… anything, Skye. As long as I am breathing, I will always find you. Always.”
Those were precisely the words I’d counted on him saying.

AN ORPHAN with no memory of her past and no hope for her future.
A GUARDIAN determined to keep her safe.
A DESTINY neither of them expected.
 
About Michele
Michele writes novels with fairytale love for everyday life. Romance is always central to her plots where the genres range from Coming of Age Fantasy and Realistic Fiction to New Adult Romantic Suspense.

Having grown up in both the cold, quiet town of Topsham, Maine and the steamy, southern hospitality of Mobile, Alabama, Michele is something of an enigma. She is an avid Yankees fan, loves New England, being outdoors and misses snow. However she thinks southern boys are hotter, Alabama football is the only REAL football out there and sweet tea is the best thing this side of heaven and her children's laughter!
 
 
 
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Chris Cannon
 
Blurb: 'Going Down in Flames' series.
 
Finding out on your sixteenth birthday you’re a shape-shifting dragon is tough to swallow. Being hauled off to an elite boarding school is enough to choke on.Since Bryn is the only crossbreed at the Institute for Excellence, all eyes are on her, but it’s a particular black dragon, Zavien, who catches her attention.Zavien is tired of the Directorate’s rules. Segregated clans, being told who to love, and close-minded leaders make freedom of choice almost impossible. The new girl with the striped hair is a breath of fresh air, and with Bryn’s help, they may be able to change the rules.At the Institute, old grudges, new crushes, and death threats are all part of a normal day for Bryn. She’ll need to learn to control her dragon powers if she wants to make it through her first year at school. But even focusing on staying alive is difficult when you’re falling for someone you can’t have.
 
About Chris
 
Chris Cannon lives in Southern Illinois with her husband and her three dogs, Pete the shitzu who sleeps on her desk while she writes, Molly the ever-shedding yellow lab, and Tyson the sandwich-stealing German Shepherd Beagle. She believes coffee is the Elixir of Life. Most evenings after work, you can find her sucking down caffeine and writing fire-breathing paranormal adventures.
 
 
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Saturday, 20 June 2015

DAY 6: UtopYA from your armchair + Epic-scale Giveaway

Welcome to Day 6 of my virtual UtopYA con here on the blog. Today I'm introducing you to the virtual stands of Elizabeth Sharp. author of the 'Forces of Nature' series and Amy Evans. author of 'Clicks: The Dolphin Prophecy'.

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ELIZABETH SHARP
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Blurb: The Forces of Nature

Amelia thinks she's painfully ordinary, but when she learns about the magical world she's a part of she has to find out who is killing her kind before her family becomes the latest victims.
 
Average, plain-bodied Amelia Hoffman has resigned herself to a life of mediocrity, unable to escape the shadows cast by her all-too-perfect siblings. Worse, her feelings for her brother’s best friend are getting stronger.

Everything changes after the brutal murder of her close friend.

Suddenly, Amelia’s life is transformed and she is thrust into a wondrous and frightening new world of myths and legends. As she explores this new world hidden within the layers of her own, secrets are revealed. When her body miraculously changes overnight, Amelia is forced to hide in her home for her own protection. But as danger circles closer, Amelia has to figure out who is committing the ruthless homicides.

Otherwise, she could be next.
 
About Elizabeth
 
Elizabeth Sharp is the pen name used by Donna Dull. A full-time mom and part-time dreamer, Donna has replaced her addiction to Dr. Pepper with one for Facebook. A self-proclaimed techno geek, she loves cell phones, computers, tablets and all things technological. The internet has to be the greatest invention since the wheel, in her opinion. She lives in a quiet subdivision with her husband, young son, three cats, and far too many electronics. It’s quite possible she has some raccoon in her DNA, because she loves glitter and anything that sparkles. The artist behind Sharp Cover Designs, she is in love with all things creative. She enjoys making jewelry and costumes. Halloween is her favorite holiday since it’s the one day of the year that you can be whatever you want. But her first love will always be writing. Otherwise, hearing voices in her head would make her feel schizophrenic

Find out more at www.elizabethsharpbooks.com
 
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AMY EVANS
 
Blurb: 'Click' Book One of The Dolphin Prophecy
Clicks are the sounds the universe makes to tell you what's going to happen next. They're the biggest truths that you see in your heart long before you see with your eyes. Sixteen year old Cami and all the rest of her generation have been focused on what they can see, which means they spend all their time surfing and running beach patrol instead of discovering the mysteries that hide underneath their island home. When people start to get sick, they're forced to discover ancient secrets and talents that are hidden inside their DNA in order to save lives
 
About Amy
Amy Evans is a young adult romance author who believes all books are better with kisses, and that wishes come true when they're shared. All of her books seem to take place on the beach.
 
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