Friday, December 23, 2011

Holiday eBook Sale!

It's almost Christmas!!!! Yay!! Personally, I'm just hoping there won't be a repeat of the Honeybaked Ham incident this year.

To celebrate the holidays, my publisher put the Eternal Starling eBook on sale! Wheeeeee!!! It's almost half the usual price people! Check it out, and then tell your friends! It would make a great Christmas gift, and the sale lasts until January 3rd, so it's perfect for giftcards you might get too!

Eternal Starling Kindle eBook

Eternal Starling Nook eBook

So, I have two things I want to tell you about this sale...

First, I would be happy to send you, or the person you're gifting the eBook to, a signed bookmark and Eternal Starling tattoo. Just go to my website and fill out my contact form. Leave me your mailing address, as well as who you want the bookmark signed to, and I'll drop them in the mail!

Second, I want LOTS of people to know about the sale! So I need your help Tweeting, Facebooking, dancing around in an elf suit telling people to buy Eternal Starling, etc. (Okay, I was joking about the elf suit, but if anyone actually does it and sends me proof, you'll totally get an awesome gift package from me). You can use the Rafflecopter links below to tell people about the sale. The winner will get a pair of handmade lily earrings from the Eternal Starling jewelry line!

The sale lasts from now until January 3rd, so that's how long the contest will go. Good luck everyone, and thank you SO much for all of your help spreading the word about Eternal Starling!

Happy holidays!!!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Eternal Starling Launch Party!

Eternal Starling has been out for a whole week! I still can't believe it and I've been overwhelmed with all the nice things people have said about the book! I'm thrilled so many of you have already read it!

My launch party was held last week at The King's English in Salt Lake City! The King's English is near where I went to college. I used to wander around the store and wonder what it would be like to have a signing of my own there. So having my launch party at TKE was totally a dream come true!

The staff did such a fabulous job with the event, and things went really well! I was so scattered the day of the party that I completely forgot to have someone take photos! Luckily, my BFF, Ashley, was there to save the day. So if you weren't able to attend the party, you can check out the photos below!

 Me and my BFF, Ashley.

Me greeting people as they came in. That's my hottie husband in gray. :)

 People waiting for the event to start. This was just one half of the room! By the time I started speaking, there were over 90 people there and it was standing room only! I was totally overwhelmed with all the support!

Answering questions during the Q & A.

 People lining up to have me sign their books! That's author Lani Woodland sitting down in the dark blue shirt with dark brown hair! She flew from California to come to my launch! How awesome is that?

 I still can't believe people waited in line so I could sign their books!

 Talking with people while I signed! This was my favorite part!

 And finally, me signing books with my pink pen (to match the book cover of course!). :)

Thanks so much to everyone who came to the party and everyone who has read Eternal Starling! I'm happy you've fallen for Evie, Alex and Emil as much as I did when I wrote them! And speaking of that, I'm off to work on book 2!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

YA Scavenger Hunt!!!

It was awesome to meet so many of you during the YA Scavenger Hunt! The Hunt only lasted a few days, so the exclusive material from Erica O'Rourke is no longer available in this post, but I left Erica's bio and information about Torn and Tangled. Check out her website to learn more!
I'm so honored to be posting exclusive material from the fabulous Erica O'Rourke! Erica is the author of the Torn Trilogy.

Mo Fitzgerald knows about secrets. But when she witnesses her best friend's murder, she discovers Verity was hiding things she never could have guessed. To find the answers she needs and the vengeance she craves, Mo--quiet, ordinary, unmagical Mo--will have to enter a world of raw magic and shifting alliances. And she'll have to choose between two very different, equally dangerous guys--protective, duty-bound Colin and brash, mysterious Luc.  One wants to save her, one wants to claim her. Which would you choose?

A month ago, Mo Fitzgerald risked her life to stop an ancient prophecy and avenge her best friend's murder. Now, she only wants to keep her loved ones safe. But the magic—and the Chicago Mob—have other plans. Mysterious, green-eyed Luc is back, asking for help—and a second chance. Colin, her strongest protector, is hiding a shocking secret. And inside Constance, the magic is about to go terribly wrong. Tangled in a web of love and betrayal, Mo must choose between the life she's dreamed of and the one she's destined for.

Don't they sound fantastic! The first book, Torn is already out and the second book, Tangled, comes out January 31st! You can read more about Erica below.

Erica O'Rourke writes books about girls who make their own fate and fall for boys they shouldn't. She loves sushi, hates fish, and drinks way too much coffee. TORN, the first book in the trilogy, won the 2010 RWA Golden Heart Award for Best Young Adult Manuscript.

You can read more about Erica and the Torn Trilogy on her website.

You can also buy Erica's books here:

Barnes and Noble

Barnes and Noble

Thanks for visiting my blog! Eternal Starling, the first book in the Emblem of Eternity trilogy, will be released in just a few days on December 6th! The winner of the Eternal Starling bracelet will be contacted soon! Thanks to everyone who participated in the contest!

Also, don't forget about the Eternal Starling Kindle contest! If you pre-order Eternal Starling, you'll be entered to win an Amazon Kindle! Just send a copy of your receipt for proof of purchase to and a Kindle winner will be chosen randomly. The eBook version of Eternal Starling won't be available until the release date (December 6th), but the contest is open until December 7th.