Monday, July 21, 2014

The thing about summer...

No one is around. Summer is so busy, people outside or dealing with their kids home from school or spending hours and hours in traffic because of all that darn construction ;) Really... has anyone had time to read? Or is it just me?

Well, because I can only pop in on the blog here and there, I thought I'd let you all know about the construction that will be happening here. Turning this blog into more of a website, so don't mind the mess when it starts up ;)

Also, on the book front...

True Love and Magic Tricks is up on Amazon now. 99 cents at the moment, but it is free on Smashwords. Please feel free to tell Amazon about the free versions so we can get it free on Amazon as well :) We wanted people to read this for fun! It's a novella that's easily read within a couple hours. So it fits into a busy summer schedule.

The Real Thing will be out August 19th, and I'm having a release day book blitz! Anyone who signs up is automatically entered into the swag pack prize. :) I'd appreciate anyone willing to help out! 



Spell for the day:

Accio Time Machine!



Wednesday, July 2, 2014

The WIP Cycle Hypothesis

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So that's what I'm dealing with currently :) 

Spell for the day:

Finite Incantartem!

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

#NACrushTourney14 #TeamWesley!

Just dropping in to say that my man, Wesley from SWITCHED made the NA Tourney and his first battle is today!

Would love a vote, but mainly I just want to share what Tia, Wesley's advocate wrote, because it made me feel super warm inside. As a writer, I wanted to create characters that feel so real people become very passionate about them. And she made me feel like, MISSION ACCOMPLISHED. :)

And I wanted to personally thank her and everyone else who loves Wesley as much as I do (If not more, haha!) Love you guys!

You can vote HERE
Post taken from NA Alley ;) 

WESLEY
(Switched by Cassie Mae)


Hi, I'm Tia from The Shadow Realm and I have the amazing honor to introduce you all to Wesley (Wes) from Switched by Cassie Mae. I am so proud to be his advocate. I know that the competition is tough and a lot of these guys are Bad Boys with a sweet side but I'm here to tell you that you can never go wrong with the adorable boy with a badass side. Just saying; it works both ways.

I've been looking through all my highlights for this book, trying to find stuff I can show you that tell you exactly what kind of a guy Wesley is. It's hard to explain to someone why you love a character so much but I'm going to give it a shot because I want you to love him as much as I do, if that's even possible. :)

Wesley 


Personality: 

So Wes is the kind of guy you could take home to meet your parents. He'll cheer you up even if you don't need it, he thinks of everyone else before himself, even if that means he doesn't get what he wants, he'll be happy for you. He's protective, a good listener and will buy you presents just to see you smile even if it means he'll have to live off air for the next year. 
My boy (yes, he's mine ;) ) has a heart of gold but you may not always see it through his constant jokes and teasing. He never hides who he is even if that is a giant dork at times. He's not afraid to laugh at himself when he's not being as smooth as he would like. Even if he's hurt he will try to make you laugh by pretending to rip out his heart.
On the adorable side, he sticks his tongue out while concentrating, he gulps when he's nervous and his ears turn pink when he's embarrassed. If he likes you he will send you a joke a day, stock his fridge with Red Bull for you and will have this uncontrollable stare when you talk to him.
He is such a great friend, though it would not seem this way at first. He has spent a year in love with his best friend's girlfriend and in spite of his own pain, has done nothing about it. He gets closer to Kayla in the book and he always tries to cheer her up. Even when he's down too, he focuses his whole attention on making the other person feel better because that's just the kind of guy he is.
He teases Kayla mercilessly and she in turn constantly calls him an "ass".



Looks:

"It's okay to think he's hot because he is. I kept going on and on about his hair and his eyes and his callused fingers and the jacket he wears and how he wears it. Along with other stuff like his guitar playing, the fact that he works so hard all the time, how he's always laughing, and how when he gets hurt, he pretends to pull his heart out."


Hair color: Dirty blonde 
Eye color: Light hazel (gets darker with emotion)
Height: 6'3 (have I mentioned how much I love a tall guy?)
Physique: Muscular yet lean.
Scent: Gummy bears (His whole apartment smells like a "dessert-filled dream house". A side effect of working so hard)
Taste: Mint and chocolate chip (Yum. He eats mint flavored yogurt so that he's prepared for anything. What a good Boy Scout!)
Smile: He gets crinkles around his eyes and a cute dimple appears on his chin
Other physical traits: He has an adorable cowlick and he has his nipples pierced! (He has this hidden, naughtier side ;) )

"Reagan will see Wesley: how cute he is when his dimple appears, how his hair sticks up in the front with his cowlick, how when he's concentrating real hard he sticks his tongue out to the side as if that will somehow help him figure out whatever he's trying to figure out, how hard a worker he is, and how he really is a good guy."


Extra:

Ok so now that the drooling is over I can mention all the other things that are awesome about Wesley. For one, he owns a "shaggin' wagon", how hot is that? Add that to the fact that he has an amazing voice and plays guitar and the guy should be surrounded by girls but he's kind of innocent so that just makes him cuter. Ladies, try to control your excitement for this next part because what I'm about to tell you will blow your mind. . .he gets discounted frozen yogurts so you can have any topping you want for $2; that's pretty darn attractive.
His movie taste is a bit odd as he owns a lot of comedies, some political thrillers and musicals. He has watched Hairspray a lot. He believes that Dumb and Dumber is the most tragic love story of all time because this guy falls for this woman and travels all the way to return her luggage to her and she turns out to be married.
He may tease Kayla about keeping a journal but he keeps one on his computer, locked away and safe.
Lastly, Wes is a musician ladies! Can I get a "Hell yeah"? He goes to open mic every Friday night and sings with his guitar and if you're that lucky girl he will serenade you with his beautiful voice and make you want to leave that guy that he doesn't think you're right for.


In conclusion, Wesley is one of the most sweet, adorable and goofy guys I have come across while reading. He is thoughtful and considerate but he's also frustrating and teasing. There is a part of him that is not smooth in any way but he makes up this super awesome package that will have you sighing and wishing that you were falling asleep on a pillow that smells like gummy bears and falling in love in the dark. I know I did.

"Under his bright green Yogurtland polo, there's a badass guitar player with nipple rings"
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