Thursday, August 21, 2014

Throwback Thursday: Lightning In My Wake

Colby Evans can leap from one country to the next in a heartbeat. She can see every sunset in every time zone in the same day. She can travel across the world in a flash. She defies gravity and physics with every breath she takes. She’s tested her abilities and found them limitless.
She is the lightning. She is Lucent. And nothing can stop her.

Except him.

Theodore Ramsey isn’t supposed to be able to flash like Colby. The power of travel is passed on from mother to daughter in their people. Except once in every hundred generations.
Theo is the one.

He can flash like Colby. And it makes him a target to their enemies and to himself. His abilities change everything he knows about life and throws his future into an uncertain tangent. In fact, the only thing certain in his life is the love he feels for Colby.

Their love defies time and space and has been the only constant thing in their lives since childhood. But even their infallible love will be stretched to its limits.

She will risk her life to protect him. But he will risk everything to protect them all.




Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Tuesday Teaser




Dehtroning Crown Tiny Teaser:

(unedited)

Lyra (POV)

  Sometimes I forget how weird I am compared to other people. I casually just told him to go into my bathroom—the bathroom, where my mirrors were covered and those necessary pills lay dormant in the cabinet. I only took them when absolutely necessary. It had been almost six months since I’d taken one.
I needed to learn to stop being so trusting.
“Smells good.” He said, strolling back in. His face gave me no clue as to whether or not he thought the covered mirrors were weird. If they did, maybe I’d be lucky enough not to ever have any idea.
“I hope you like Italian.”
He shifted uncomfortably between the living room and the kitchen. “I haven’t had Italian since the day I graduated high school.”
That didn’t really answer my question.
“When I graduated high school, my parents threw a party. They gave me a set of suitcases and a car.”
“Sounds like they were giving you a hint. When I want a woman to leave my place, I put her shit by the door and call a cab.”
Well wasn’t he precious.



Saturday, August 16, 2014

Burden Is On Sale This Weekend!! 99 cents!

 In the depths of the Louisiana swamps, clans of bear shifters roam freely. Hawke Turnclaw, the Alpha over all of his kind, is drowning in the legacy left to him by the Alpha before him, his own father. When he goes on a rescue mission to save a rogue Black bear from the clutches of a Grizzly clan, he finds more than just a Black bear, he finds his mate.

Echo has always been told she's an anomaly, a fluke. She's the only bear of her kind and that makes her a hindrance to her clan. She's tried to run away, but they keep her tethered through guilt and a shock collar around her neck.

And then someone shows up claiming he's her mate.
Now belonging to a new clan, will she ever be able to understand that she's so much more than just a burden?


99cents on Amazon this weekend! 
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What Quinn Loftis, USA Today Bestselling Author of The Grey Wolves Series, had to say about BURDEN: 

"Felix out did herself with her first paranormal. The characters were likable and intriguing, the males were protective and dominant but not obnoxious and her lead female was truly an enjoyable character. She got it right, and there is nothing better when you finish a book and want to start it right back over because it was just that good. If that's your cup of tea then you need to read Burden by Lila Felix." 









Friday, August 15, 2014

The Starbright Series Blog Tour by Rachel Higginson #HeirOfSecrets



I was born and raised in Nebraska, but spent my college years traveling the world. I fell in love with Eastern Europe, Paris, Indian Food and the beautiful beaches of Sri Lanka. But I came back home to marry my high school sweetheart and now I spend my days raising our growing family. In those few spare moments I have, I am either reading or writing Young Adult Fiction, because I am obsessed with it.




Heir of Skies AMAZON  B&N  GOODREADS
Heir of Darkness AMAZON  B&N  GOODREADS
Heir of Secrets AMAZON  B&N  GOODREADS



Heir of Skies (book 1):
Librarians note: this book was previously published as "Starbright"
Stella is a Star, sent by a Council of Elders to live on Earth and protect the planet from the Darkness, a terrifying evil that would suck the good from every living thing and leave the planet empty and desolate. She has until her twenty-fifth birthday before the Protectorship becomes hers and Earth is left solely her responsibility. Stella’s fate goes on fast forward as she struggles to balance the rest of high school with the duties of protecting humanity from the deadliest kind of evil. With her parents and Seth, the boy intended to be her Counterpart, by her side she faces down demons and fallen angels in an effort to protect the last inhabited planet in the universe. But evil is not her only enemy. She also fights her future as she tries to decide if she’s willing to give up her human relationships, especially that of her best friend Tristan, in order to save humanity.



Heir of Darkness (book 2):
Stella Day will one day be the Protector of Earth, but right now she’s focused on other things. Surviving high school, having a winning soccer season and balancing the two guys in her life all vie for her attention. She isn’t ready for her future or the massive destiny waiting for her.
Unfortunately for Stella, destiny isn’t patient. Stella’s life becomes complicated when the Darkness won’t leave her alone. She’s plagued by Shadows at practice and in school. Seven, Seth’s deranged sister, is stalking her. And Aliah has made it his life’s mission to destroy her before she turns eighteen and comes into the fullness of her powers.
In a risky effort to save her life, Seth makes a deal with the devil that changes everything. Suddenly, it’s no longer her own life that Stella is desperate to save. She must find a way to protect her Counterpart before he becomes the worst threat of all.
As Stella grapples with the intensity of her feelings for both Tristan and Seth, her choice might just be made for her. While the Darkness demands her attention, humanity and the high school life she loves will fade into the background as she embraces the purpose she was given and the most complicated battle yet.
This time it’s not just her life on the line, but her heart as well. Choosing which boy to love might not mean a happily ever after. Choosing between Seth and Tristan might just lead to a heartbreak she never imagined.



Heir of Secrets (book 3):
The countdown to Stella Day’s eighteenth birthday has begun with only a year left to go.
When Stella turns eighteen she will take over as the Earth’s protector. She will come into the fullness of her powers. And her counterpart will be released from his soul-losing contract.
Only three hundred and sixty five days to go. Only fifty-two weeks. Twelve months… But a lot can happen in that length of time.
As Stella trains for that day, the Darkness closes in around her. Seth sold his soul so that she would be safe until her eighteenth birthday but someone is still trying to kill her. And Seven, Seth’s deranged and evil sister, won’t leave her alone. There are more problems with the Council that’s supposed to be protecting her. And when Jupiter suddenly disappears things go from bad to worse.
It might be easier to solve all her problems if Jude Michaels wasn’t bothering her every second of every day. And if she didn’t miss Seth with such a consuming, paralyzing ache.
When her friends are threatened and her Midwest life exposed, she has to fight through every distraction that plagues her and find the real threat in a sea of enemies that want her dead. Aliah has never been more evil. Seven never crazier. Tristan and Piper are constantly threatened and in danger.
But it’s Seth she fights for the hardest. As he teeters on the precipice of Darkness and Light, can she salvage the soul of a boy who has given it up for her?

Rachel will be hosting giveaways on her facebook page...




Thursday, August 14, 2014

Throwback Thursday: Perchance


Remi Harris has a plan. Graduate high school, go to college, become a history teacher, be self-sufficient unlike her mother who is a struggling single mom. And the word ‘boy’ has no place in her plan.
Cooper Neal has been sent to his estranged father’s house to spend his Senior year getting to know him. And maybe, just maybe, there will be some cute girls in the small town.

Cooper sees Remi and he falls hard. Remi sees Cooper and wonders if she can do both. The question is; will he ruin her plans, or will she let him be a part of them?






Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Just because / Teaser /



I've been really bad about blogging. Not just really bad, like, 'Oh do I have a blog' slacking off on my duties.

So, I'm gonna fix that.

First things first, I love my readers. Mostly, I love that they would even take a chance on my work. But the fact that some of them love my work? Yeah. I repeat, I love  my readers.

Second, school has begun again for us. This year, I have two middle schoolers and one in the fifth grade. Really? How did that happen? I have a teen boy for crying out loud! I know that because of his birthday, but also because of his ability to eat an entire kitchen's worth of food. Today, for lunch, he ate a bowl of macaroni and cheese, six chicken legs, salad, three pieces of jalapeno/cheese bread and two glasses of milk. In thirty minutes, I can guarantee you he will be hungry. 

I need to publish more books just to feed him.

Yet, he's as skinny as a rail. *sigh*

Also, we homeschool, so my mornings and early afternoons are now filled with Algebra, Geometry, Biology, Geography, United States History and English. I admit, I love the English and the reading. And my kids are doing string art!!! String art makes me happy inside. 

Onto bookish things!!

What I've been working on: A great percentage of my time is being funnelled into Dethroning Crown (Release Date: October 3). Second and third, I am devoting a good amount of word count daily to The Second Jam (A Love and Skate Spin-Off) and Love, Mercy (My contemporary Christian novel). Also, somewhere in there, I'm working on FA5. 

I have to say, I love Dethroning Crown. Crown is a real ass. I'm just gonna lay it out there. He's an ass of epic proportions. It's sometimes embarassing to write. Especially since I've never written a guy with this large of an ego. Like seriously, it would be hard to squeeze his ego into a large European country. 

It's awful.

So, I've blathered on too much. 

Here's the teaser for Dethroning Crown: (un-edited)

Friday morning, my alarm sounded at seven. Without a second thought, I smacked the button on the archaic device, needing more rest than it gave me and went back to sleep.
My eyes were closed and I’d just drifted into that river between wake and sleep when a roarous vibration rocked me out of my lull and into full awareness and wrath. A rhythm reverberated through the walls, even causing my headboard to buzz with the grotesque beat.
What fresh hell is this? Someone is going to die today.
If I had anything hanging on the walls, it would’ve all fallen down with the earthquake happening next door.
As I stomped through my apartment, my eyes still at half-mast and my anger at full-mast, I tightened the belt around my robe and tore through the place in search of my nemesis.
I reached my new neighbor’s door in record time and banged on it with so much force that I had to cradle my wrist afterwards. Leave it to me to hurt myself while attempting to rail on someone else. I’d tried, in vain, to knock in between booms of bass, thinking that was the only time I would be heard. Several minutes later, the music still at levels that would make people’s ears bleed, the door opened. I took three or four steps backwards at the shock of the perpetrator.
His eyebrows were bunched together in an expression that I understood as aggravation at my interruption.
Well, that was just too damned bad.
He wheeled himself toward me, only to be stopped by the threshold of the door blocking his way. His mouth moved, saying something to me, but whatever it was muffled by the continuous molestation of the air around us. I’d heard the word bitch more times in the last three minutes than I had ever heard it before.
This dickhead seriously was trying to talk to me over that noise.
His jaw just kept flapping without a care while he looked me up and down like I was delivering a stripper-gram.
I’d had enough.
Without approval or giving a fat rat’s ass, I grabbed onto the arm rests of his chair and wheeled him backwards until there was room for me to scoot past. I found the wretched ear raper in question and pushed every button I could see until finally the only noise left in the room was the ringing in my ears as they tried to repair the damage caused by his gangster poetry.
He hadn’t said a word since I stormed in and his only movement was to turn his chair around and gape at me some more.
In a word, he was gorgeous. Straight out of a men’s magazine gorgeous with come hither gray eyes and lips that should be cast onto art or something.
Someone should really make lips like that on mannequins.
Those bastards would be able to sell anything that was put on them.
I took in the space around me, refusing to talk first. It looked like some sort of futuristic bachelor had moved in. The space was identical to mine in square footage and layout, but opposite in every other way possible. Every piece of furniture was either black lacquer or black leather. And for the love of all that’s holy, he had a round glass coffee table with gold accents around the bottom. He shouldn’t be playing rap music around this stuff, he should be playing seventies porn music.
“What the hell do you think you’re doing?”
His face betrayed him and me. That face, perfectly tanned with a rigid jawline read refined gentleman, but the mouth on him and the attitude that coupled with it read cocky douchebag.
My rage coiled around me. “Keeping the peace. I don’t know where in outer space you came from, but around here, we don’t try to raise the dead through bass. That’s what we have voodoo for.”

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Throwback Thursday: Hoax

She's spent a long time in a bubble. In an odd turn of events, Corinne is taken out of boarding school and plunged into high school where bullies reign and nice guys come in last.

But this is after she's already fallen in love with Abel over the summer.

Abel is trapped, with friends he secretly hates, but has chosen to stay with the status quo. It's just high school, right?

What do you do when the person you love sees the very worst part of you? And how do you help them when they discover their life is a hoax?


Excerpt...
"I watched the whole thing through that urine colored cafeteria window, I could almost hear the cracking and crumbling as the world around me fell to pieces.  Abel was there, looking on as those people he called friends pushed, prodded and picked on the frail boy, knocking him back and forth around the circle like a childhood game of hot potato.  The bile and soggy lunch rose in my throat as I came to grips with the scene. Abel, the kindest, gentlest, most loving person I’d ever known was a part of this.  He wasn’t participating, but by standing there while it happened meant he was on the team but sitting on the bench.  It made everything that happened during the summer seem like a lie, like deceit, like artifice.  The Abel that I knew and fell in love with—it was all a hoax."  Corinne