Monday, January 21, 2013

Maniacal Monday

A quote from How It Rolls.

“So you’ve been checking me out at work?” She hid her face in her hands and got up to leave. I jumped out of my chair and got to her before she could leave.  I reached out to her, fully intending to grab onto her by the waist but instead got her hips, and I wasn’t complaining.  She stiffened underneath my hands.  I removed my hand from her hip, swept her hair away from her neck and whispered into her ear over her shoulder.  “Come on Reed, answer the question.”
          She shook her head ‘no’, so the torture continued, for her and for me.  “Reed, you gotta give me something.  You know I’m pining for you over here.  At least give me the satisfaction of knowing you were checking me out.  The fate of my ego depends on it.” 

Falcon, How It Rolls

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Why I was Pissed at Mary from BookNerds

Why I was pissed off at Mary Smith from Book Nerds Across America:

Here is part of the review that Mary posted about Hoax.  

"Not so great about the book: I think Lila is scared to write a book with more than 200 pages. Not that her stories are rushed, by any means. She just writes shorter stories. I finished this book within a few hours because its around 130 pages or so. I think that she is so talented that I would not even blink if she wrote a 300-400 page novel!"  

The only thing I saw?  Lila Felix is scared to write a book with more than 200 pages.  So, after my millisecond of being royally pissed, I started looking at my books. And she's right.  She's right. *facepalm*  And it challenged me.  So here I am, sitting in front of a 130 page manuscript and the characters have not even kissed yet, which is something different for me. 

Here's my point:Thank you Mary.  I hearted you tons before and I heart you tons more now.  Why?  Because of your awesomeness as a blogger.  You told the truth about my book, with grace, and I learned from it.  You made me aware of a shortcoming and I'm gonna blow your socks off with How It Rolls.  Be prepared.  :) 

How It Rolls Cover Reveal

I'm so excited to reveal the cover for How It Rolls (Love & Skate #2).
A big thanks to Georgia Cates for helping me with the cover.  No synopsis yet, but this is the story of Falcon (Owen's brother) and Reed. 
Release Date: February 14th!! it is!  Hope you love it as much as I do!

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Tuesday Teaser / How It Rolls

Tuesday Teaser: (I've never done one before!)
And remember the cover reveal is on the 10th!!

"Why this school, any school, offered classes at seven a.m. was beyond me.  It was apparently beyond a lot of students too.  Most of them came to class in their pajama pants.  Girls could get away with it because it reminded guys that they had recently been in bed.  But guys—no.
          And a plus for me?  My seven a.m. teacher was from France.  And he spoke Frenglish.  Sometimes it was funny, but when he announced which chapters we should study and the names came out in English, but the chapter numbers came out in French, I wanted to strangle the sacre bleu out of him."
Falcon, How It Rolls

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Emerge review contest!

Wanna win a signed copy of Emerge?
Right now Emerge stands at 41 reviews.  When it reaches 50 reviews, I will give away a signed copy of Emerge plus some other special surprises.
So if you've already reviewed it, thank you and please comment below to be entered.  If not, here's your chance to win a signed copy!
Thank you so much for your continued support!

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Airicka Phoenix Games of Fire

Airicka Phoenix has revealed the cover for her latest genius book.  The cover is absolutely gorgeous. Cannot wait for her to release this!!
This is a story of passion, mystery, action and the consequences of loving the wrong person.

A Young Adult Thriller brought to you by the author of the Touch Series! Coming Feb 14, 2013.