Saturday, January 30, 2016

Overwhelmed...

So much to do, so little time.

I have one day left, to finish prepping my book for release. In that time, I have the final draft to finish, as well as formatting and setting up the Kindle stuff.


Trying not to freak out, but honestly, I'm not doing so well!


I know I'll be ecstatic when I hit that "publish" button, but for my debut novel, and starting all this from scratch, it's not easy. I also know many others have been in the same position, and that knowledge is comforting at the moment. If hordes of others can do it, so can I.


I just have to reign in my overly critical, perfectionist brain, that likes to change everything last minute! Haha!







Friday, January 29, 2016

Why Are Authors Such Ass-Holes??

Not all authors, mind you. There are tons of really nice authors out there, for sure.


When an author is an asshole though, it's kind of ridiculous! As far as assholes go, they can rank up there in the highest spots. Seriously.

They start taking spelling mistakes waaaay too seriously, some even unfriending people on social media for using a "common" word wrong, or misspelling it.

That's actually what prompted this post - I saw some rant on Facebook by an author with a telephone pole stuck up his butt, apparently. This egomaniac was saying how he can't respect anyone who spells a word wrong in a simple Facebook post, and if they call themselves an author, he'll unfriend them right then and there. (He had a couple of misspelled "simple" words in his post, ranting about misspellings...)


Well, you know what, we're better off without your overly judgmental, micromanaging ass anyway. Have a wonderful, miserable life, cuz that's what that attitude leads to.


People are human, they make mistakes. Including authors - even spelling or grammar mistakes. That's why there are editors. Authors rarely edit themselves, and if they do, they still hire another editor to go over their work, because people are human and *gasp* make mistakes. And on social media, the bar is slightly lowered.


Now, I can understand people who go a bit overboard, spelling kindergarten words wrong, or spelling stuff ridiculous ('your' becomes ur, or 'two' becomes 2). But a random wrong word, and they're out. Sheesh. Get a life, buddy.


I saw another rant the other day by a woman getting angry at people inviting her to like their author pages. Why get mad at that?? If you don't want to like the page, ignore it! Or, take two seconds out of your precious day, click the damn button, and support your fellow authors! For heaven's sake, it doesn't need to be all that dramatic!


Moral of this rant: life is too damn short to make people feel bad for existing, mistakes and all. Let it go, move on. I'd love if people could stop posting hateful rants on Facebook. (And yes, I see the irony in the fact I'm now ranting about the idiotic ranters - see the cycle, it's not pretty.)


Now, can we all be happy now? Who want's ice cream?






Sunday, January 17, 2016

Tour Invite for Desi Pere!

Hiya everybody, hope your week is going well! Mine is so far, fingers crossed.

I'm excited today, because I'm sharing my tour signup link! =D I'm running a release tour in February, and am so excited! It's nothing fancy, just a bit of fun to celebrate releasing my first book =)

I'd love to have anyone interested sign up to host. I'm offering reviews, as well as promo posts. I'll send out excerpts, a playlist and soundtrack, do interviews & guest posts, and basically anything else you can think of!

Please check it out below, and sign up if you have time!

 Desi Pere Tour!!

Desi Pere

(Swirling Secrets, #1)

 Desi Pere
~Releasing: February 1st, 2016

~Genres: Young Adult, Paranormal


Magnhild, is a freak. From her name, right down to the naturally bizarre visage she can't seem to get rid of- she's an odd duck. 

Her life has taken a swirling plunge into the drain the past few months, but it's nothing compared to what's coming. All she wants is to finish school, and start over somewhere fun. Fate, has other plans. 

Enter the Desi Pere underground organization, and three of it's loyal members: They've enlisted Magnhild's cooperation, whether she likes it or not. They mean to exploit her superhuman gifts, ones she didn't think anyone knew about. Overnight, she's dragged into a world, and a war, the normal world doesn't even know exist. The bait: reuniting her with her mother, who's supposed to be dead. 

Danger, confusion, deception, and self-loathing fog each decision Magnhild faces. She desperately hopes to find her mother, and bring meaning to her past of abuse and isolation. 

Will she see through the web society has spun around her, or fall captive to century-old lies? In her search for the truth, she discovers she cannot find what she seeks, without first becoming herself, accepting her inner strength, and embracing her bizarre life...

Sign Up Today!!


Thank you so much! I can't wait to see what readers think of this book. More than that though, I can't wait to keep working on the sequel! Writing is so much fun!! =D

If you wouldn't mind, I'd appreciate if you'd share this sign up invite with your friends - the more people joining the fun, the better! Thanks!! =D

I hope you have a fantastic week!





Monday, January 11, 2016

Desi Pere Cover Reveal!!

Hiya! I'm so excited, today I'm sharing my cover with you! I designed it myself, and it actually goes with the book, although you'll have to read it to see how ;)

Please check it out, and let me know what you think of it in the comments below! Thanks! =D

Desi Pere

(Swirling Secrets #1)

 Desi Pere
~Releasing: February 1st, 2016

~Genres: Young Adult, Paranormal


Magnhild, is a freak. From her name, right down to the naturally bizarre visage she can't seem to get rid of- she's an odd duck.

Her life has taken a swirling plunge into the drain the past few months, but it's nothing compared to what's coming. All she wants is to finish school, and start over somewhere fun. Fate, has other plans.

Enter the Desi Pere underground organization, and three of it's loyal members: They've enlisted Magnhild's cooperation, whether she likes it or not. They mean to exploit her superhuman gifts, ones she didn't think anyone knew about. Overnight, she's dragged into a world, and a war, the normal world doesn't even know exist. The bait: reuniting her with her mother, who's supposed to be dead.

Danger, confusion, deception, and self-loathing fog each decision Magnhild faces. She desperately hopes to find her mother, and bring meaning to her past of abuse and isolation.

Will she see through the web society has spun around her, or fall captive to century-old lies? In her search for the truth, she discovers she cannot find what she seeks, without first becoming herself, accepting her inner strength, and embracing her bizarre life...

Waddya Think!?

Be sure to let me know what you think of my cover! If you enjoyed it, please be sure to share it with your friends! Don't forget to add it on Goodreads, and keep an eye out for the release February 1st! =D