Friday, 17 October 2014

Celebrate October


This is the day that the Lord has made.....remember that song? Well today is a day that we celebrate the good that happened this week. Be glad.

1. Working on the Missing Series website.

2. Thank you for all the encouraging comments on my Meet My Character Bloghop post. I'm so happy so many of you look forward to both what I'm writing and what I post about. You are not just my readers, you are my friends.

3. Seeing Gone Girl in theatres on Tuesday. That movie is insanse with a capital I. It was great but crazy. Plan to see Dark Places next month. This movie is also an adaptation and by the same author. Gillian I have to read your books sometime.

4. I won stuff! I won a book from David Power's blog and Swag from another giveaway.

Friday, 10 October 2014

Meet My Character Bloghop and Celebrate

I was tagged by Stephanie Farris for the Meet My Character Hop. I love these kind of hops and hoped after reading hers that she would tag me and she did. Thanks Steph and I pre-ordered your featured on your own post this week. If you want the best deals people pre-order books and Stephanie writes delightful books for young people that older fans enjoy as well. Hey I'm thirty this November (29). Anyway on with the hop!

1. What is the name of your character? Is he/she fictional or a historic person?

Sarah Shepleton and she is fictional. But based off the real issue of people going missing in today's world.

2. When and where is the story set?



Modern day America in an unnamed place in Florida.

3. What should we know about him/her?

Sarah is missing and most of the book is spent looking for her. She's a popular girl at her high school. Keeping most things under wraps but keep glued my Author Facebook Page for clues and updates.

4. What is the main conflict? What messes up his/her life?

Starts with Sarah not coming home after a party. As it becomes clear people don't know here she is, concern mounts.
 
5. What is the personal goal of the character?

The book focuses on others trying to find her. So her goal isn't really pushed. But a quick guess would be to be found.

6. Is there a working title for this novel, and can we read more about it?

At first it was Where is Sarah Shelpeton? and was going to be a two book/novella series. Now it's Where is Sarah? and part of a five novellete verse series called Missing Girls Series.


7. When can we expect the book to be published?

I'm planning for February 2015. I have Snow coming July 2015 so plan to finish the Missing Girls Series before then. Also having a cover reveal for Where is Sarah? in early December. Sign ups coming soon.

Now it's time to tag two people. Feel free to ignore the tag if you want, but we'd love to get to know your characters!

I am going to tag three people. Those who are receiving this high honor are:

Elizabeth Seckman: Girl, I want to hear about what you have coming up.

Krista McLaughlin: Psst, maybe someone from Silent Beauty. *Wink* *Wink*

David Powers King: After all the controversy Woven faced on it's amazing journey to publication it would be great to get a peek. Or a preview of something else you're working on David. Oh David....

Celebrate Hop

1. Getting this post up. Seriously this computer on a whole makes dial up seem fast and the internet connectio s even worse. But I did it. Thank you God.

2. Taking part in a word war thingy. More next week.

3. Pre-ordering 25 Roses by Stephanie Farris this week. I was supposed to close the door on anymore book ordering til next month but couldn't resist after reading her character hop on Tuesday. Ordered it on by Thursday and I'm glad I did.

4. I completed a ghostwriting novella order that will deposit a chunk of change for me by month end. I see a laptop in sight for November! 

5. All the success my writing/blogging friends are achieving from writing their books/post to getting published, an agent, etc. No achievement is too small and I celebrate with you.

See you guys on Monday when I will finally get back to book reviews.

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Nobody Knows Cover Reveal

Kyra Lennon's cover revealed and I'm happy to share this beauty with all of you.

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Book Info

Title: Nobody Knows

Author: Kyra Lennon

Genre: NA Romance

Type: First in Series (Razes Hell Book 1)

Cover Design: Najila Qamber Design

Photographer: Lindee Robinson Photography

Release Date: November 3rd 2014

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Synopsis
It's not easy being friends with rising rock stars - especially when you're the glue that holds them together.

Razes Hell has taken off in the charts, and Ellie can't believe her childhood friends, Drew and Jason Brooks, are on TV and drawing crowds after years spent playing in dodgy bars. From obscurity to overnight success, Ellie soon realises life in the public eye isn’t all it’s cracked up to be as dark secrets become headline news and old conflicts are re-ignited. When a fake feud meant to boost the band’s popularity threatens to rip the boys apart for real, Ellie finds herself torn – a position which only gets more uncomfortable when her loyalty to Jason collides with her blossoming relationship with Drew.

Nobody knows how deep their issues run; nobody but Ellie. With friendship, a music career and a new love on the line, can Ellie keep their tangled pasts from ruining their futures?

Pre-Order Links

AmazonUS | AmazonUK

Teasers



Meet Kyra Lennon

Kyra Lennon
Kyra is a self-confessed book-a-holic, and has been since she first learned to read. When she's not reading, you'll usually find her hanging out in coffee shops with her trusty laptop and/or her friends, or girling it up at the nearest shopping mall.

Kyra grew up on the South Coast of England and refuses to move away from the seaside which provides massive inspiration for her novels. Her debut novel, Game On (New Adult Contemporary Romance), was released in July 2012, and she scored her first Amazon Top 20 listing with her New Adult novella, If I Let You Go in November.

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Wednesday, 1 October 2014

IWSG and EYM: Autumn


Sadly I didn't prepare a post in time for the IWSG Anthology. Due partly to lack of computer access and what I can do on the various devices I struggle to get on. Facebook is cool but if I can't blog, use microsoft word or plug in a flash drive....well I can't really do actual work can I? At least ghostwriting is still a go. Still holding the faith while saving for a laptop as well as putting money aside for book cover expenses. So what's up with you guys? On the flip side I will be posting the date and sign up for my cover reveal soon.


 The ONE thing I love about autumn is that in Jamaica there is no winter after. Plus the cool breeze is nice in the evening. Authumn isn't really a big thing in my country.


Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Say Hi to The Black Pied Piper/Follow Fest and Goal Hop Update


The Follow Fest is an annual online event hosted by Melissa Margrove

Name: Sheena-kay Graham




Fiction or Non-Fiction: Fiction and Poetry.

What genres do you write: Fantasy, Dystopian, Paranormal, Poetry/Verse. I took a break from starting a Dystopian series to focus on a two book novelette series based off a missing girl. Hopefully the first one will be released in December. Click here for more info.

Are you published: I had a few poems published locally in Bookends Magazine that comes with the Sunday Paper. Did a submission for the benefit anthology Overcoming Adversity last February. I also plan to self publish my first book later this year or early next year.

Do you do anything in addition to writing: I am a ghostwriter (technically also writing) for novels, plot ideas and short stories. Also host my blog Queendsheena.

Tell us a little about yourself: I am a proud Jamaican Christian Virgin Author. Love reading, wanted to be a writer from I was a kid (also an actress and ballerina once upon a time). Anything else you can check around my blog which is where you are now. Kisses!

What are you reading right now: Meg's Secret by Kelly Abell

Which authors influenced you most: Louise Bennett, Emily Dickenson and J.K. Rowling. I am also inspired by William Shakespeare who has written all kinds of amazing works and had a huge influence on the English Language.

Where can people connect with you?

Blog/Website: Queendsheena

Goodreads

Facebook

Author Facebook

Twitter

Pinterest

AYA Forever Blog

AYA Website

Is there anything else you'd like us to know: I'm working on creating a new writing genre AYA (Adults for Young Adults). This genre is for characters age 27 and older but written for a young adult audience. Publishers claim that teenagers only want to read about other teenagers (authors have had to drop ages of characters to teenagers in order to get published within the young adult genre) and I hope this genre will expand and prove them wrong. I have a website and blog up as well as working on two titles specific to this genre.

P.S.: Ever wonder what became of the famous child painter in My Kid Could Paint That. Marla Olmstead is now a teenager and you can check out her website (click here).

Goal Hop Update


I have rebooted and I'm currently dealing with my AYA Blog and starting on my AYA novella Save My Soul. Happy to say that I'm back on track on making Adults for Young Adults (AYA) an official fiction genre for the masses. To find out more visit the AYA Website. Enjoy the rest of the week and I will not be posting again until Monday. But I will be around popping by on you guys blogs. Ciao.

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

One Wish Away Cover Reveal

Please Note: Click here for my Underrated Treasures Blogfest Post. Allow Follow Fest Post will be up tomorrow and will be last post for the week.
 
Today I'm excited to share in the reveal of Kelley Lynn's One Wish Away. I have been there from when this novel was an idea on her blog. So glad that not only is it realized but the book has been picked up by a publisher as great as Bloomsbury (Spark). Congrats Kelley and all readers should give this book a look see.
 
 



One Wish Away




Release Date: 11/11/14


Bloomsbury Spark



Book Summary:


Be careful what you wish for…

 

Lyra has always been ahead of the curve. Top of her class in school, a budding

astronomer, and with a best friend like Darren she barely has time to miss the

mother who abandoned her family years ago. She's too busy planning to follow in

her father's footsteps, and to become the youngest astronomer at Space

Exploration and Discovery.

 

When a star goes missing Lyra is determined to get to the bottom of it

only to discover her braniac dad is the mastermind of a top-secret

government experiment. They promise to build a perfect world, one galaxy at a

time, but with every tweak of the present, a bit more of the future starts to

crumble.



Lyra has to go undercover to reveal the truth and let humanity decide if

the consequences are worth more than wishing on a star.





 




About the Author


Eventually the day came when the voices in Kelley Lynn’s head were more

insistent then her engineering professor’s. So instead of turning to her

Thermodynamics book, Kelley brought up a blank page on her computer screen and

wrote. Somewhere along the way she became a Young Adult author.




Kelley was born and raised a Midwestern girl. She’s not afraid to sweat and

fills her free time with softball, soccer and volleyball. (Though you probably

don’t want her on your volleyball team.) She occasionally makes guest

appearances as a female vocalist for area bands. Music plays a large role in

her writing process as well as the characters and plot lines within her

stories.


You can find Kelley hanging out at her blog, titled in her name, as well as the

group blog she shares with her fellow critique partners, Falling for Fiction.

Kelley is a member of the Society of Children’s Books Writers and Illustrators.
 

Author Links:


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Cover Reveal Organized by:


 

Monday, 22 September 2014

Underrated Treasures Blogfest and Express Yourself Meme


The Underrated Treasures Blogfest is hosted by Alex Cavanaugh.

Book: Ballet Shoes by Noel Streatfeild: Such a lovely story about three girls determined to achieve their dreams and the reality that dreams are hard woprk no matter your age.

Movie: Superman Returns (2006) - So unfair it didn't get a sequel. Even the director Brian Singer was pissed off that the heads decided that the movie making around 400 mill wasn't enough for a sequel.

T.V. Show: The Tomorrow People: This new CW show only got one season because the greedy execs decided that it was cheaper to keep two dead shows than drop them and keep a new one not making over a million viewers on every go.

Band/Music: Moby - He is forever.


Express Yourself Meme


Sept 1-5: Meg's Secret, The Maze Runner

Sept 8-12: My bedroom

Sept 15-19: Books, movie ticket stubs

Sept 22-26: A writer and I'm doing it. Yay me!