Sunday, May 17, 2015
My birthday is this week, so I want to give YOU sale prices on 3 of my books on both Nook and Kindle! If you wanted to read them but haven't had a chance to pick them up, now is a great time! This sale will run until next Saturday, May 23rd!
Looking for something in the YA paranormal or fantasy genre? Try Rapture of Avery Maye! It has a little of everything! And it's only the first book in the series! So if you love it, THERE'S MORE!
Prefer something a little more contemporary? Her Last Wish or Reaching Eden might be for you!
Note: Barnes & Noble is showing just the paperback of Rapture of Avery Maye, BUT if you click on link, the NOOK version is there on the bottom where the format options are.
Barnes & Noble: http://tinyurl.com/knwf72b
Friday, May 1, 2015
LM Preston is one of those authors that lift my moods, even when I'm having a bad day. I happened to pick this one up when I was having one of those days, and once again, I wasn't disappointed.
Though I was a little concerned at first. I won't deny it. From page one, you get to know Sorina and what a train wreck her family is dealing with. They literally lost everything. They have almost no money, lost their house, and are even seemingly living separate lives, just trying to rebuild. Serina's dad is off looking for a job, Serina and her mom are trying to make ends meet on their end while praying they have a roof over their heads, even for the night, and Serina's young brother is living with her aunt, where he is fully cared for and oblivious to the hardships the others are dealing with.
Serina's mother bought her a season pass to an amusement park, against her father's wishes. It seemed like a silly, frivolous expense, but it was probably the best thing she could have done for her daughter. It was a distraction for Serina, somewhere for her to spend her time, and somewhere to make a friend or two. On her first day there, she even met Tristan, a guy who immediately caught her attention. He asked her to pretend to be his girlfriend for the day, and she was hooked. Once their friendship started to develop, Tristan even offered her a job to help her situation.
The characters are overall likable, believable, and interesting. The author captures both the carefree nature of teenagers, while showing Serina's struggle to come to terms with having to put some of that behind her so she and her family can survive. The constant battle between wanting to have fun and fighting for survival had me hooked, even when I was a little iffy about the mood at first. However, you'll also notice that something just isn't right that has nothing to do with Serina's homeless situation. Although the story is short, there is still room for a few twists, and that room was fully taken advantage of.
And honestly, that's one of my favorite things about LM Preston's contemporary stories. I can read them in a sitting for a quick pick-me-up. But they're also full, developed stories that never allow me to feel shorted in any way.
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Cover is by Emcat Designs!
Saturday, March 28, 2015
These three are ALL be available on Amazon (paperback and Kindle) and Smashwords TODAY! The Fine Line and Voice of the Dead will be $12.00 for Paperbacks. Through the Glass Darkly will be $14.50. Ebooks will be $1.99 each, and as mentioned, The Fine Line will be free ONLY on Smashwords!
There is a fine line between the world of the living and the world of the dead, and Robin Hillard and her handsome husband Dr. Matthew Gregory are about to cross it. After the two meet in the ER of the local hospital, Robin and Matt begin a whirlwind romance. Matt surprises Robin when he proposes to her in the midst of the beautiful Pikeview Manor, the home that Matt has just purchased for them to begin their lives together. What the newlyweds are unaware of is that by walking through the front door they have walked between the worlds. The couple begins to hear strange noises, find objects moved, and they see the shadows once hidden within the majestic house.
Robin has dreams of the past, while Matt struggles with the line between science and the world of the unseen. Matt’s young daughter Olivia begins speaking of the little girl that she plays with in her room, and of the darkness lurking within every board, nail, brick, and tile of the house. The family’s love and strength is tested as they realize that terror is not imagined…its real!
The two find it difficult to work with at first due to their differences and the sexual tension building like wild fire between them. As Lauren connects with The Phantom’s victims she finds herself trying to make sense of the visions feeling overwhelmed with the knowledge that so much has been left undone in their lives. She learns that the dead will no longer be silenced when they have a voice through her. As the body count rises and a passionate romance begins with Nicholas, Lauren discovers that she has been targeted by The Phantom, and she is frightened to learn that she too has left much undone in her life as well.
Olivia Gregory, whom we met in the The Fine Line, the first book of the Between World’s series, is all grown up, and despite her stable upbringing, makes life choices that lead her down a very destructive path. Attempting to run from the horrors of her past, these choices lead her far away from her family and the safety of Pikeview Manor.
After a near death experience, Olivia is forced to look through the glass darkly and her life takes another dramatic turn. Influenced by a special companion, Olivia becomes a cop in the K-9 division. One fateful April afternoon, she stumbles upon the hanging body of a murdered young girl—one of a soon to be long list of victims of the Tic-Tac-Toe killer.
Along with her smoking hot partner, Daniel Knight and Dr. Lauren Harris-Bennette, a nationally respected forensic psychologist and the key crime solver in The Phantom murders, Olivia is drawn into a case that could cost her everything.
Tracee has walked many paths in her life as a playwright, director, and a puppeteer. She has also delved into the darkest parts of our society and culture with the Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences and Psychology which she earned from Shawnee State University and a Master of Arts in Forensic Psychology from the University of North Dakota. Tracee’s interest in the paranormal, her life experience, and education has given her a keen insight into the shadows that haunt our society making her a brilliant author of thrillers and suspense. Tracee is excited to expand her writing by exploring other genres inspired by her love of such classics as L. Frank Baum’s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and Margaret Mitchell’s Gone With The Wind. Tracee Ford is ready to take your hand and lead you on fantastic and thrilling new adventures.
YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/authortraceeford
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Whoa, hey! What? That doesn't sound so exciting. I mean, baby birthdays are great and all but ...
Hang on! I'm not done!
I finished this re-edit and re-format EARLY! So exciting! I'll let you know when I'm able to officially re-release it as soon as I know, myself! It's getting close! I've been working my amazing cover girl, Megan Parker at Emcat Designs, SO HARD! But, as always, she's amazing!
Because Rapture is getting a new cover, that means the old cover will be GONE! I'm leaving it up for purchase until March 31! So if you want the old cover (Collector's Item, guys!), it will still be available until then! I WILL NOT have extras! So if you want it, grab it while you can!
After March 31, if you want to buy Rapture of Avery Maye, it will look like this piece of gorgeousness!
Until then, I'm currently working on the re-edit and re-format for Blood of Eirny! I'll also be revealing that cover VERY SOON!
Speaking of Chronicles of Eirny (and all the stories that go with it), something you may not notice yet, since I've only shared 2 of the new covers! All the tags on the front covers, when placed in chronological order, make a poem that tells the whole (condensed) story of Eirny and the major groups who reside there! Since I can't reveal all the covers to you right now, I'll at least let you see this! It will also be in the front of all of the books!
So who do we have, here? It certainly can't be everyone, can it? Not even. However ...
- Of Land & Sea (prequel - Mermaids)
- Still currently unnamed (prequel - Werewolves and Vampires [I tied these together for a reason that I can't reveal yet. Sorry.])
- Undertaken (prequel - Demons)
- Rapture of Avery Maye
- Blood of Eirny
- Queen of Demons (I know! I haven't told you all much about this one, but it's in progress!)
Who are you looking forward to reading about?
Catch you all later when I have more news!
Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Saturday, February 21, 2015
Sunday, February 15, 2015
Major congratulations to our Valentine's Day winner! I'm so excited to send your pretties to you! I hope you love them! We had so many amazing entries! I was really blown away by the creativity in my friends and readers!
In other news, The Rapture of Avery Maye and Blood of Eirny will be getting new covers and a bit of a polish in the very near future! If you want to snag the old prints, be sure to do that soon! They won't be around much longer! You know what that means! They will be collector's items! How exciting!
I'm also pretty far into Undertaken, the Eirny prequel! I've already got the cover, and I'm so excited to be able to share that, soon!
Keep your eyes peeled, guys! Exciting things are happening with Eirny this year!
Saturday, January 31, 2015
No, I haven't lost my mind. I don't think. Moving on!
So, anyways! I'm also going to be giving away some fun stuff! Behold!
Alas, Oki the octopus is not a prize. She is part of my Valentine to you guys! I couldn't ask you all to do stuff without doing some stuff myself, could I? I worked pretty hard on her! And see her pretty message to you all?
What you CAN win, though, is that awesome Thirty-One Retro Metro Foldover bag on the left (completely new and unused for anything other than this picture)! Also, you can pick one of those books on the right! It will be signed and everything for you!
So how do you enter? Make a Valentine or a Valentine-inspired craft! It doesn't have to be super fancy, and this isn't a talent contest! Those are no fun! This is a creative project for you all to have FUN with! It doesn't even have to be something specifically for this contest! It can be something you're making with your kids that you want to show off! In fact, I fully encourage crafts with the kids! This is the stuff they'll remember even after you're not around, anymore!
You can use ANY materials you like: paper, clay, post-its, a drawing in the snow/dirt/sidewalk, paints, random stuff scattered around your house ... literally anything your imagination comes up with, USE IT!
You don't even have to mail it out! Just take a picture and send it to me! Put it under MY Facebook posts with this link in it or in a message to my Facebook pages (business or personal)! If you don't feel comfortable with it being seen by everyone, email it to me (firstname.lastname@example.org in case that link doesn't work right)! The point of this is to just have fun with it!
The only rules are as follows:
- Your entry has to be made by YOU. Help from your kids is fully acceptable. Point being, I should not be able to find your EXACT picture on Google, Pinterest, or whatever. Ideas from these places are totally acceptable, but don't swipe someone else's picture.
- If it's a more "adult" craft, please send it to my email. There are teen followers on my pages that I have to take into consideration. Chronicles of Eirny are YA, after all.
- Also, please DO NOT send me your porn. Kthx.
- Your entries HAVE to be sent to one of MY pages or email, so I can track you down if you win.
- Each Valentine or related craft will be worth one entry, and (after the first entry) if you would like more, feel free to make more Valentines OR share this blog post! Just let me know where it is shared so I can check!
- I will be drawing a winner out of a bucket on February 14th! That's two full weeks!
Have fun and good luck!