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What have I been up to this summer? Oh, you know, writing stuff. I got stuck on the sequel to Psyched (why is the next one so much harder?) so I did some free writing, just for fun. Turns out I sort of liked what came out, so I kept running with it. Arms Wide Open: a novella is the result of that.
Here's the link to get it on your Kindle. Happy reading!
So this week I'm hosting a bunch of authors for the Blogger Book Fair. You should head over to my other blog and check out all the books and giveaways going on. New posts and updates on prizes and giveaways several times a day. It's like reader's nirvana!
And heads up: you can enter to win Psyched and other great ebooks, along with $20 in Amazon gift cards in the rafflecopter giveaway I'm doing with 4 other writers to celebrate the Blogger Book Fair! You should enter! Free stuff = happiness.
So many things are happening with Psyched! Here's the spark notes version:
You can now get Psyched in a paperback edition!
Book signing! Please come see me at the Eccles Community Art Center on Saturday, July 13, from 3:30-5:30. It's at 26th and Jefferson in Ogden. Since I agreed to hang out and sign books with the lovely and talented Wendy Knight, two other authors decided to join the fun. It's because I'm awesome. Well, actually it's because Wendy hinted there might be cupcakes, but in my head it's because I'm awesome. So come hang out with me, Wendy, Shantal Hiatt, and Mercedes M. Yardley if you live anywhere in the Top of Utah. If you miss us there, no worries. We're hitting southern Utah and parts of Nevada this fall.
The 5 star Reviews are racking up! Psyched has been featured in Clean Indie Reads and reviewed by several Amazon best-selling authors, including Camelia Miron Skiba, Cindy C. Bennett, and Sherry Gammon.
Thanks so much for checking me out! Uh...checking my book out. You won't regret it! There may or may not be a cupcake in it for you! Just hurry to the Eccles on July 13. I can't guarantee I won't eat it before you get there.
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Just for my visitors, here's a little sneak peek:
When Vance was settled, still unconscious with an ice pack resting on his forehead, Father J sat back in the small chair where the possessed man struggled only moments before. He looked at them thoughtfully. His childlike exuberance was gone.
“What you need to understand…all of you, but especially Aisi, is that there is real good and real evil in this world. The potential for both lies within all of us. Being one or the other is always a choice. Some spirits are so evil, so determined to hurt people, that they’ve been banished to the depths of the earth. A few manage to escape occasionally, and I usually hear about it eventually and try to help the best I can. For the most part these are small potatoes in the world of evil, a few renegade troublemakers who can do very little damage alone. A few, as Aisi has seen,” he continued, looking at her, “are much more powerful. They have bigger plans and will do all they can to bring about the destruction of mankind.”
“Wait, for real? Why?” Zinnia wailed from the bathroom. “What’s their deal?”
“They’re jealous,” Father J answered simply. “They have no real bodies of their own, and they never will. Aisi has seen that they do come close to one when they amass certain power, which they collect by scaring and feeding off human prey.” Aisi reached again for the pocket with the scratch marks, playing with its frayed edges absentmindedly as the priest spoke. “They can leave marks on us, but they can’t do much damage until they take control of a willing partner. Someone who is too frightened or weak to refuse.” He glanced at Vance, who shifted restlessly on the sofa, and added, “…or too stupid.”
“You mean Vance really let him in?” Colby asked incredulously.
Father J nodded. “He must have. I think before you came here, Aisi, your father warned you not to leave each other alone?”
Aisi nodded mutely, feeling suddenly guilty for letting him out of her sight.
Colby sighed knowingly. “The guy is nuts with all this paranormal stuff. He was probably curious and said something lame like, ‘hey, want to take a test drive?’ just so he could document the experience. Seriously!”
“So…you said they can mark you?” Zinnia asked, limping to join the others, holding the wad of tissues to her thigh. When Father J nodded, she pulled back the towel and the torn flap of her pants. “What do you think this means?” At first glance, the wound looked like nothing more than a deep, messy scrape. As Aisi peered more closely, however, she saw a distinct design emerge. Despite the crusting blood and raw, scabbing flesh, she could clearly see the image of an inverted star sitting on top of globe roughly scratched into her flesh.
“I think it symbolizes this powerful demon’s desire for evil to reign over all the earth,” Father J said sadly.
“I think it means my parents are going to see this and think I just joined a cult of devil worshippers,” Zinnia replied. “That’ll freak out my mom. Awesome, right?” She glanced over at Aisi, a mischievous glint in her eye. In spite of everything that just happened, Aisi managed a real smile. Her best friend was kind of crazy, and she loved it
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Aisi Turay has it all under control. At least, she thinks she does. Forget that the most popular girl in school has it in for her and will stop at nothing to embarrass her. Forget that her brother is tormented by the ghosts and demons she sees all the time. Forget that her mom pretends to have the gift Aisi has but considers a curse, or that her dad is hiding a secret than can destroy everything she knows about herself.
Aisi, with paranormal investigator and super hot college guy Vance, must search for the messages hidden in visions and memories to protect her family and maybe, just maybe, reclaim what she thought was lost forever.
I started this book between semesters when I was finishing college. I sold out for a year to pay my student loans off, but I am totally geeked about finishing this novel and releasing it soon. I am in love with my characters and hope you like them too.
I'm getting very positive feedback from beta readers, thanks to already being raked over the coals by my critique group. Thanks, wigz! Your input kicked my trash. Thanks to them, I'm here and ready to reveal my amazing cover art from the incredibly talented Silviya Yordanova. You can find her on Deviant Art and Facebook.