I can hardly believe the first two weeks of July have come and gone. At the same time, I am having a great time celebrating with all of you. I hope you're having fun, too!
In the rafflecopter, one of the entries is to "ask me anything" and I received many great questions. You can hear them and my answers in this YouTube video. Since then, I have received one more question, which I will answer here.
Do you have a book (or series) that you read over and over? If so, what is it?
This is a great question. I love books, but I actually have a really hard time rereading them. I think a big part of the journey for me is the discovery of the story and plot. Once I know it, I have a hard time re-reading a full book. That said, I collect my favorites, mostly in hardcover form, and I will reread certain scenes. My favorite series are: The Mortal Instruments, Harry Potter, Percy Jackson, Splintered, Mercy Thompson, The Southern Vampire series (aka Sookie Stackhouse), and Twilight.
I also promised to share some of my favorite scenes from my book. The first scene I shared was actually the prologue from Never Forgotten. You can watch the YouTube video to learn why. I'll post another video this week.
In other news... Always Remembered earned an InD'tale crowned heart
InD'tale, a magazine for small press and self-published authors, is known for its professional reviews. While I have received positive reviews on both Never Forgotten and Current Impressions, Always Remembered is my first novel to earn a crowned heart. It received a 4.5 star review, which you can read below or on InD'tale's website.
I hope you have a great week! And remember, comment, share, and like and you may be picked to win random swag. Also, don't forget to enter the Rafflecopter. The link is provided above. Happy Reading!
Is it a little narcissistic that I'm devoting an entire month to celebrating my birthday? Well, not just my birthday, but the one-year anniversary of two of my books: Never Forgotten (my debut novel, released on 7/1/14) and Current Impressions (Never Forgotten #2, release on 7/18/14). In any case, birthdays have always been special to me, and I've always enjoyed mine. I'm really looking forward to the fun we're going to have this month!
I'm not going to go on and on because I COULD (writer, remember?), but I do want to thank you for celebrating with me. I appreciate each and every one of you. Have fun, play along. I'm planning to share a lot about me, and I hope you'll do the same because that's what friends do.
You'll find videos on my YouTube channel (it's shockingly bare right now, but I have plans to grow it, especially this month), images on Instagram, and updates on Facebook and Twitter. Like, comment and share to your hearts content. Spread the love and you might just win a prize in the process.
Now to the fun stuff...
The first thing I'm going to share is where I write. Well, this is where I write MOST of the time. I also have a super tiny Netbook, and sometimes after sitting at my desk all day at work (yes, I do have a day job), I just cannot sit in another desk chair. On those nights, I curl up on the couch, squint at the little screen, and type away. Occasionally, I resort to pen and paper, but my preference is to type. I have a better chance of keeping up with my thoughts that way. So, here it is, my desk. Read the caption, and see if you can figure me out. ;-)
Last, but not least, the giveaway.
This will run all month long, so feel free to come back. Many things can be entered more than once. There will be three grand prizes, which I announced in my first video here.
Random thoughts and book news. Stop and visit awhile.