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    Release Day Party: House of Falling Embers :D

    GUYS!!! I’m so excited to have another book releasing out into the world today!! ^_^ All the information and links and such will be down below. In the meantime, I wanted to chat about the Creative Well, because my birthday book was born out of an overflowing creative river, so it’s totally appropriate. 😀 The well or river or whatever you want to call it is like the energy source for a writer, right? We fill it with books we love and awesome movies and tv shows, and when it’s overflowing, words are everywhere! But if we don’t fill it with the right fuel, the muse is moody – or gone…

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    Release Day Party: Whisper!

    To celebrate the release of my third book baby 😀 I decided to make a list of some things I made notes for that never made it into the book. 😀 One: Wallace Enterprises I had planned a rivalry between Wallace Enterprises and Xacharias Corp from the start. It was always a side plot, but it was one that stressed Jade’s father out a whole lot and was the source of some of his snippiness. When I actually got into the story, though, he was snippy for an entirely different reason, and Wallace Enterprises only gets a tiny, tiny mention in a scene where Jade is describing something she saw…

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    Writing Multiple Point of Views + Winter’s Siren Release Day!

    Given how WINTER’S SIREN (out today!!) has two POVs, I’ve been thinking about how dual POV stories differ from single and other multiple POV stories. In 2011, I was working on a story that had four POVs and for some reason I thought a fifth POV was a good idea for two scenes. Ugh. Old me. HAHA. Anywho, two of the POVs took place in the past – everything was supposed to connect later in book two (again, ugh, old me!) – but I ended every one of those past POVs on a cliffhanger. Namely because I was breaking a complete story up into pieces. It would have been much…

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    Book Birthday: Timeless + Medieval Fun

    Today I’m hosting Crystal Collier & a WHEEL OF DEATH!! May the odds be in your favor to win something and not get your head lopped off with a scythe. ^_^ Welcome Crystal here today to share her new book, the last book in the MOONLESS trilogy, and some medieval funnies! In 1771, Alexia had everything: the man of her dreams, reconciliation with her father, even a child on the way. But she was never meant to stay. It broke her heart, but Alexia heeded destiny and traveled five hundred years back to stop the Soulless from becoming. In the thirteenth century, the Holy Roman Church has ordered the Knights…

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    Author Interview: Crystal Collier! + Giveaway!

    Happy Book Birthday to Crystal Collier’s SOULLESS, which released Monday, October 13th, 2014!! To celebrate, today I’m interviewing the architect behind the series herself! Hey, Crystal! I’m so excited about this interview! Thanks so much for your time. ^_^ CC: Yay! Thank you so much for having me, Krystal. Have some cheese, eh? In fact, cheese for everyone. On me. (Ahem, the virtual kind—I can afford that.) Thank you! So! Writers are sometimes inspired by the craziest, most unrelated things. Where did the inspiration for this series come from?  CC: 1 part dream, 1 part kids’ imagination. Truth, portions of this series were in the works when I was 13. (Honest…