November 28, 2014

It's LIVE! Fractured Glass Pre-orders Start Today

I am so excited to announce...


Fractured Glass is a YA Sci-Fi Novel Anthology unlike any other. It was written by 5 different authors who came together to give you 1 amazing story.


What if other worlds existed alongside your own? What if you could travel through them and truly escape reality?

Sloan and Harley Glass were born moments apart; but, despite their differences, the sixteen-year-old twins couldn’t be closer. They’ve held their tongues each and every time their mother has uprooted them—often moving across the country with little notice. They’ve learned to accept change. But what is Mom running from? 

They discover they’re travelers—half-descendants of those who can traverse an entire universe of parallel worlds known as fractals. When the past catches up, Harley is kidnapped and taken to one of those distant worlds. Now, Sloan must garner her courage and find a way to rescue her sister. Traversing the worlds isn’t the hard part; it’s surviving the elements and the creatures lying in wait to destroy everything in their path.

Will the Glass sisters be able to save the fractal worlds from the kidnapper, or will everything fracture and crumble around them?

Pre-Order Link

~ Amazon

Find the authors Facebook pages here...

Get to know the characters...


Diego is a seventeen-year-old who is adopted. His parents are workaholics, but he enjoys the freedom they give him so he can browse the internet, geek out over science, and spend every free moment at the Glass sisters’ house, studying the advanced science and mathematics their mother teaches them. 

He has a deep crush on Sloan, and he happens to be a technology wizard.

I can't wait for this book to go live on December 24, 2014!!

I will be sharing the other character bios in the coming days. But, enjoy Diego first.

November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving to all my friends in the United States! Actually, to all my friends wherever you are, because I'm sure you are thankful for many things, as am I.

My family, including Ed's mom, are in Lake Tahoe celebrating the holiday. 

My dear daughters in Lake Tahoe

As I posted on my Facebook...
I am so grateful for my many blessings and for my friends and family. In addition, I am grateful for my challenges, because they teach me valuable lessons and make me who I am. However, I realize some are challenged much more than others. Sending hugs and love to anyone who feels their challenges are heavy this holiday season.
This time of year can be really hard on people, and I hope those who need support will reach out for it. Sending all my thoughts and prayers to those with heavy hearts this holiday season.

November 25, 2014

Community: Tuesday Time Warp #utopYA2015

Janet Wallace, the awesome woman behind UtopYA, has asked past attendees to share why this conference is so special in this Tuesday Time Warp blog hop. If you'd like to check out other entries, peruse the following hashtags today (11/25/14): #utopYA2015, #TuesdayTimeWarp, and #WriteYourOwnFuture.

Recently, I highlighted 14 of the amazing people I met in person for the first time at UtopYA2014. You can find a post with the links to all those interviews here. I asked each one what made UtopYA such a special conference, so please check it out.

As far as my experience...

UtopYA is all about being surrounded by your peers and sharing knowledge. There were people there from all walks of life and various levels of publishing experience. But I never, not for one single moment, felt anything but a sense of belonging. As awesome as I thought the online community was, nothing could have prepared me for the awesomeness of in person contact.

I left the conference recommitted to writing and knowing without a doubt I could make my dreams come true. Even though I wished I had been more outgoing, I still met tons of people.

Matter of fact, I met four amazing women for the first time in UtopYA and just finished writing Fractured Glass, a YA novel anthology, with them. Jo Michaels, Casey L. Bond, Kelly Risser, and NL Greene have become an important part of my life. At that was just the tip of the iceberg. Although I highlighted 14 people I met, there were so many more.

Not the best picture, but one amazing night
At UtopYA, for the first time in my life, I did karaoke. I know it doesn't seem like such a big achievement at first glance. However, I hate getting up in public. Seriously, I had to take public speaking to graduate college and I waited until my last semester Senior year. No lie. But after one night, I felt so comfortable and at home, I conquered that fear. One night.

Plus, the guest speakers and rocking panels were amazing. I learned so much. June 2015 can't get here soon enough. If you love young adult and new adult, whether an author or a reader, please come join us. I can guarantee you will make lifelong friends and leave with many cherished memories. 

But, if you are still on the fence, either contact me (see Contact/Bio tab above) or check out those posts I mentioned. You won't be on the fence for long.

So, don't delay. Buy your tickets starting Friday, November 28 here

Oh, and for a bit of fun, I'll leave you with two Fractured Glass teasers, since this book wouldn't exist without UtopYA 2014.

November 18, 2014

Fractured Glass: It's Almost Here!

Fractured Glass is a novel anthology written by Jo Michaels, Casey L. Bond, Kelly Risser, N.L. Greene, and me, and it will be available for pre-order November 28, 2014. 

Please keep watch for more details here or on my Facebook page.

I'm so in love with this book and had an amazing experience co-authoring with these awesome ladies. I wish I could write every book this way!

Want to win a copy?


Fractured Glass by Jo Michaels

Fractured Glass

by Jo Michaels

Being released December 24 2014
This giveaway has not been approved yet.
Enter to win
 Oh, and here is a sneak peek (check back for more shared peeks this week)...

Expected Publication Date: December 24, 2014. 

November 17, 2014

Tis the Season For Giving: 7 $100 Amazon Gift Cards Up for Grabs

Sorry for my absence. NaNoWriMo is kicking my butt, especially because I have a couple of editing projects as well. I'm a little behind, but I know I can do it!

So, blog posts will be light this month.

Today, however, I have something exciting to share.

Who couldn't use a $100 gift card this holiday season?

All you need to do is join the Facebook event here, and follow these directions (they are also on the page).

Entering is easy! Just follow these directions...

1. JOIN this event. 
2. LIKE each page (You must like EVERY page to qualify to enter). Every contributing author has a page listed in the posts below.
3. LIKE each post with the author's link. You DO NOT need to comment.
4. COMMENT with "DONE" on the pinned thread after you've finished the above steps.
--Random will pick the 7 winners and the names will be posted in this event.
--We will verify the winners have completed every step above before finalizing.
--One entry per person - duplicate names will be deleted from the drawing.
--To keep the contest organized for everyone, please don't add extra comments or posts to this thread or the wall. Feel free to add comments on the posts with the authors' links!

Good luck!!

November 8, 2014

Crazy Love by Casey L. Bond Cover Reveal

So excited to share the cover for the awesome Casey L. Bond's latest.

About Crazy Love

Shelby Case avoids town and all the people in it. She can't stand the whispers behind covered lips, the judgmental stares. People say she's crazy, that she lost her mind when she lost her husband.

The Second U.S. Civil War has left widows and widowers scattered across the land. Shelby's just learned to cope. She's taught herself the fine art of self-preservation along with the skills to survive.

When the figment of her imagination, the man who's haunted her days and nights for the past two years, shows up on her doorstep, Shelby wonders if all of the whispers are true.

Releasing this Winter.
New Adult Dystopian Novel by Casey L. Bond.

Now, Lets take a look at the cover!

Cover Design by Cassy Roop, owner of Pink Ink Designs. 
Cover Model is Gabrielle Daignault. 
Cover Photography by Timothy Cox.

About the Author

Casey L. Bond resides in Milton, West Virginia with her husband Elton and their two beautiful daughters, Juliet and Eris. When she’s not busy being a domestic goddess and chasing her baby girls, she loves to write young adult and new adult fiction.

Bond graduated from Hurricane High School in 1999. In 2003, she graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Marshall University in the field of Criminal Justice.

You can find more information about Bond’s books via the following links:

Twitter: @authorcaseybond       

Available Books:
Winter Shadows
Pariah, Book 1 in The New Covenant Series
Devil Creek
Shady Bay
Reap, Book 1 in The Harvest Saga
Resist, Book 2 in The Harvest Saga
Sin (Serial Series)

Coming Soon:
Crazy Love
The Exchange
Reclaim, Book 3 in The Harvest Saga
Paradox, Book 2, The New Covenant Series

November 5, 2014

When It All Comes Flooding Back: #IWSG

The Insecure Writer's Support Group (or IWSG) is a wonderful group put together by the amazing Alex J. Cavanaugh (which now has an equally cool Facebook group). 

The first Wednesday of each month is the perfect opportunity to share my insecurities on the #IWSG therapy couch, get encouragement and support about such insecurities, and to read how other writers are faring. 

It's NaNo time again!

This will mark my third year as a participant. Both previous years, I came out a winner and ended up months later publishing the manuscripts (after several rounds of edits).

So, I know I can do it. 

Still, every single time I open up to a blank page, the same worries and insecurities come flooding back. I should be able to push them back, but I find they become more intense the longer I write.

Can I still craft an interesting story readers will be drawn to?

Will the ideas keep coming and the characters continue to speak to me?

What if readers who loved the first two books are disappointed?

Then, the biggest one hits.

What do I do now that I'm finishing this series?

Eek! In part, I appreciate the fears because they remind me how passionate I am about writing. I never want to be on auto-pilot, just pumping stuff out because I can. So, all in all, I think this keeps me on my toes. 

So, maybe insecurities are a good thing. 


November 3, 2014

NaNo... Here we go!

For the third year in a row, I'm doing NaNoWriMo. I'm so excited to work on the final book in my Tala Prophecy series! I'd love to have more buddies and support, so add me as a buddy here (TiaBach).

If you want to check my progress, see my sidebar.

I love wrapping up my year with writing. 

Are you doing NaNo this year?

Due to NaNo, I'm going to keep my posts short and sweet this month. I'll be too busy writing and cheerleading!