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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Exciting news!

This has been an awesome week! I've actually got two surprises for ya today. First, The Dragon's Portal has now been formatted for paperback, so those of you who were asking about that will be pleased. The purchase link is : HERE. Secondly, my Camp Nanowrimo project has been edited and sent to my beta readers! The title is "Deviate". I'm still trying to decide how to classify it, but I can already tell you it is not really for kids lol. There's a little cussing in it (Cleo didn't really care for my censoring) and some content that might possibly be too intense (no sex scenes or anything, just maybe too violent). My recommendation would be to preview before letting your kid read it. :) I also found an awesome cover for it, too! It's not by my usual cover artist (my Juju just had a baby, and he's SO CUTE!) but I think you'll be as pleased with it as I am. (Cover reveal coming soon)

Well, that's my news. Hope y'all had a great day and Happy Reading folks!

<3 ~SS

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

WIP is at the editor and DP2 is in the works!

So...yeah I haven't updated my blog lately. Sorry! I finished my camp nanowrimo WIP and sent it to the editor last week. I'm hoping there are not too many things to fix, but wouldn't be surprised if there were a lot. After all, nanowrimo is the month of sleepless nights (since I have kids and a job when else will I write lol) and I tend not to make much sense when I am too tired. She says so far it is OK, though. *YAY*

On my FB page, I had recently posted about regretting writing that one of my characters shares a common fear with me (no I will not tell you, have to read and find out lol). I was chatting with one of my friends/fellow nanowrimo competitors and was telling her how the scene played out. I guess it was pretty vivid, because we were both afraid we would be unable to sleep that night. LOL What sort of critter frightens you?

Well must get back to the batcave and get to work! Happy Reading Folks!

<3 ~SS~

Friday, May 10, 2013

Cover Reveal for Touching Fire by Airicka Phoenix

 Here's another new book from my friend Airicka Phoenix. Don't forget to add to your TBR list and Amazon/B&N wishlist! Here's some info:

Touching Fire Synopsis

Fallon’s on the run again, but this time, she’s not alone and she has a direction — she’s going to meet the man whose blood runs through her veins, the only man who can finally tell her who… what she is and why Garrison wants her so badly. But the truth may be more than she can handle when she falls from one world into another, one that shouldn’t exist and learns truths about herself that she may wish she never knew.
Faced with a reality so beyond comprehension, Fallon must accept the destiny she’s given because Garrison will stop at nothing to insure the success of The Amalie Project, even if he must do the unthinkable and become just like Fallon.
Touch Vengeance. Touch Malice. Touch Fire.

He was still waiting when I joined him again, composed. He stood with his back against the wall, his hands lost deep into the folds of his pockets. He was studying his shoes, his hair falling in thick fringes over his eyes. Those blue eyes rose, crystalline pools of electricity, and met mine, and my world stopped. My breath stopped. My heart would have stopped if it wasn’t drumming a tempo of pure elation at the sight of him. It ached, so desperate for the need to be closer. God, it was never close enough. I could crawl into him, burrow into his soul and it wouldn’t be enough.
I took a step closer, as unsteady as a new born calf. He caught my hand, reeled me to him without ever pushing away from the wall. I was pulled into the space between his feet, held there as he bent my arm and twisted it around my own waist. I was pressed into him, his thighs hard against mine. I felt his heartbeat through the fingertips he traced over the curve of my cheek.
“Stop touching me,” I gasped, cotton-mouthed, half-crazed by the possibility that he might take me seriously.
“Why?” His breath fanned over my dry and already parted lips.
I opened my eyes, surprised to find them closed. “Because I won’t want you to stop.”
The band of steel around my waist tightened until I was supported only by him, by his arm, his chest, his heat, his scent… God, I was home! My fingers curled into the soft material of his fresh, clean shirt. He must have changed, but it was yet another black t-shirt.
“I can’t.” His lips wrote each word against mine in the caress of butterfly wings.
My bones liquefied. I nearly fainted.
“Why?” The single word was a mere movement of my lips.
His free hand shackled my chin, guided my face up, held me prisoner to eyes much too animal to be human. “Because I don’t want to stop.”
If there was ever any possibility of remembering to breathe, it was gone. I was barely conscious, barely even sane as I sunk into blissful madness cured only by his lips… his touch.
“Touch me!” My desperate plea was met with a fierce growl.
His eyes, dark, feral, bore into mine. “Not here!”
I opened my mouth to protest, to beg, but his finger against my lips became a barricade, trapping the words on my tongue.
“Don’t!” he hissed. His finger drew back, traced the curve of my bottom lip. His eyes followed the slow caress the way a cat watches a canary. “I can’t promise I’m completely in control right now.”

Author Bio
Airicka Phoenix is the best-selling author of the Touch Series with short stories in Whispered Beginnings: A Clever Fiction Anthology and Midnight Surrender Anthology. When she's not hammering away at the keyboard, she can be found banishing pirates or crawling through the attic looking for lost treasure with her kids. She loves baking, gardening and reading. She also likes to travel and take pictures of everything she comes across. When asked, Airicka describes herself as a sarcastic basket case that has an unhealthy addiction to chocolate, old movies and really bad jokes. She loves to laugh, make friends and write. If she could have one wish granted, it would be to spend one day as a fly-on-the-wall inside Stephen King's mind. If she could have two wishes granted, she would ask for a castle dedicated entirely to her overwhelming collection of books.

For more about Airicka, also on how to win giveaways, read author interviews and reviews, visit her website at:

 More Info:

Book Name: Touching Fire
Author: Airicka Phoenix
Series: Touch Saga, book 2
Publisher: Airicka Phoenix
Release date: June, 2013
Genre: Young Adult Paranormal Romance.
Warnings: Strong language and mild sexual content
Formats: ebook & paperback
Other Novels:
Touching Smoke (Touch Series, book 1) ebook - www.amazon.com/Touching-Smoke-Touch-Series-ebook/dp/B008RB72NW

Whispered Beginnings: A Clever Fiction Anthology (ebook) - http://www.amazon.com/Whispered-Beginnings-Fiction-Writers-Anthology/dp/1617521221
Whispered Beginnings: A Clever Fiction Anthology (Paperback) - www.amazon.com/Whispered-Beginnings-Fiction-Writers-Anthology/dp/1617521221
<strong>Social Networks:</strong>
Twitter (@AirickaPhoenix) - https://twitter.com/#!/AirickaPhoenix

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

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Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Camp Nanowrimo is officially over!

Camp Nanowrimo is now officially over! Whew *wipes sweat from brow* I gotta admit it was tough and there were times when I wasn't sure whether I would make it! It all worked out in the end, and I met my goal of 50,000 words! The book I was working on for it is almost finished, too (that's a definite plus!) and will not take much until it's ready for a trip to the editor and betas. I can't wait to share this one with you, but be warned...it's not quite as kid friendly as The Dragon's Portal. There's some cursing in it, along with a few scenes that are probably a bit too violent or scary. This is just my opinion, though so take it however you would like. :D I'm still working on a title for it, and just had an idea for the cover (we'll see if it's actually doable or if we need to work more on it).

Anyway, just wanted to give a little update and brag a bit about completing Camp! Now to focus my total attention on Dragon Portal 2 (yeah yeah...I know I need a better title for it lol)! Have a great week and Happy Reading FOLKS!!!

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