Friday, November 28, 2014

Free Books!

Get your holiday deals on! 

If you didn't win the Indies Give Thanks Giveaway, you still have a chance to read the Follow your Bliss books with Black Friday & Cyber Monday Freebies! Tell your friends, your sisters, your aunts, and anyone you knows who loves novels that are slightly steamy, a smidge smart, and all about overcoming the challenges in life with a whole lotta heart!
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And...check back soon for ALL the details about the forthcoming novella Kindled, just in time for the holidays!



Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Indies Give Thanks Giveaway


November has a reputation for pumpkin, crisp leaves, mustaches, and gratitude. Stop in your local Trader Joe's and you'll find pumpkin galore. Step outside, leaves! The mustaches, well, that has to do with men's health so ask a dude to fill you in. As for the gratitude, this group of Indie Authors wants to say a warm thank you to all the readers who've read our novels, left reviews, and offered support along the way. 

As a token of our appreciation, we're offering 4 huge prize packs to 4 random winners. The first one includes some great novels and goodies by Young Adult Indie Authors. The remaining three prize packs offer loads of books and swag from New Adult Indies. There are signed paperbacks, complete series', ebooks, ARCs, eARCs, bookmarks, swag, and more! Check out all the details below, and get ready to curl up with some great reads!


Prize Pack #1 // Young Adult


After the Storm (ebook) by Marie Landry
The BirthRite Series (ebooks) by Brandi Leigh Hall


Motocross Me by Cheyanne Young (signed paperback & includes free audio download)
Understudy by Cheyanne Young (signed paperback & includes free audio download)
Somewhere only we Know by Cheyanne Young (signed paperback & includes free audio download) along with some swag!
Snapshots (ebook) by Patricia Lynne
Being Human (ebook) by Patricia Lynne


Prize Pack #2 // New Adult

Hysteriata (ebook) by D.A. Botta
Breaking the Rules by L.K. Lewis
The Complete Elsker Saga (ebooks) by S.T. Bende:
Tur, Elsker, Endre, Tro
To the Sea by Deirdre Riordan Hall
In the Desert by Deirdre Riordan Hall
On the Mountain by Deirdre Riordan Hall & some of this swag from each book, including the 3 necklaces & other goodies!


Prize Pack #3 // New Adult 

Breaking the Rules by L.K. Lewis 
A Little like Fate Boxset: A Little like Fate, A Little like Love & A Little like Destiny by Cheyanne Young 
The complete Elyzian Chronicles (paperbacks): Hysteriata, Sinfluence & Sycamortem  by D.A. Botta 
As you Turn Away (ebook) by Molli Moran 



One Song Away (eARC 12.1.14) by Molli Moran plus Swag!
The Maenad of Manhattan by Liz Meldon



Prize Pack #4 // New Adult


 In Between Seasons by Cassandra Giovanni
Breaking the Rules by L.K. Lewis
Real Eyes (11.11.14) by Amy Evans
Irish Cream cocoa and a Fire of Stars & Dragons inspired mug courtesy of Jen Streck & Melissa A. Petreshock
Fire of Stars and Dragons (ebook) by Melissa A. Petreshock
Postcards from Asgard (eARC 11.27.14) by Amalia Dillin 
Hysteriata (ebook) by D.A. Botta 
The Triple R Series (ebooks) Run to Love, Rest, my Love & Ride my Love by Jules Dixon


Pretty excellent for winter reading, huh? 
Please enter below & tell your friends! Thank you for reading with us and supporting Indie Authors!
*Apologies to our international friends, but this giveaway is for US residents only. 

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An extra thank you for your support and writer hugs to the authors who contributed to this giveaway.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

If I don't call or write, it's because I'm writing...


For the last couple years, a world wide web phenomenon has caught my attention: NaNoWriMo... 

Naked Northerners Wriggling Mopeds? 
Nary Nobody Wringing Monkeys? 
Nabbed Nocturnal Wrist Mops. 

No. None of that makes sense, but National Novel Writing Month does, kinda, if you're crazy with the keyboard. I'm certified. I write fast. I get into a zone and flow. Having long stretches of uninterrupted time works best for me, so with the holidays, the littles having more than a few days off this month, and other writerly responsibilities, I'm feeling totally confident I can pull this off.  Said me. Never. But I'm polishing off my best Bwa ha ha ha and am ready to go all in.

I have an abundance of ideas floating in my head, drafted on paper, and outlined, ready to go, so I don't necessarily need to have an appointed event to crank out 50K. I do that on my own, every month is National Writing Month. What got me on board is the camaraderie, the we're doing this together mentality, changing the world one word at a time, and uniting, with arms lifted in victory, for creatives everywhere. 

There was a time when people didn't have the right or the ability to tell their stories, in some places this is still true. I signed on as an act of true authorship, to demonstrate that not just one or ten or a hundred people can unite to write, but we're thousands, maybemillions strong and whether only our computer screens ever see our our words and truths, they're out there, out of us and onto the page. It's revolutionary.

The manuscript I'll be starting is called Chasing Days. A young adult novel about a girl during the last weeks of high school and sexual awakening. I have a strong outline ready like a boss. Sorta. (I'm actually trembling like those autumn leaves outside.) But if I don't do this now, will I put it off? Will I keep Willa's story locked inside? Are there girls and guys, mothers and fathers, who need to understand themselves, their kids, and share in the common human experiences of confusion about normal and questions about what's next. These years float by faster than I ever imagined. I figure I should give it a shot and if I fall short, at least I'm a few more chapters along than I was when I started, which is to say, zero. 

So wish me luck. If you're participating in NaNoWriMo, let's link up! || I'm deirdrespark || You can also follow my word count progress, which I find incredibly satisfying. 

If you have no fluffing clue what all this gibberish is...and maybe, in the attic of your heart you once, maybe twice, had the idea that you'd like to write a book, NaNoWriMo is an amazing, supportive, full-throttle way to get started. Deets here.