Friday, January 11, 2013

#10 in Historical Romance

As I Close My Eyes is FREE today and is quickly climbing the Kindle charts. It's #10 in Historical Romance thanks to all of you. As I Wake (the sequel) is only $2.99 and is getting rave reviews. It has all four and five-star reviews on Amazon and Goodreads. I couldn't ask for more. I have to admit though, I was so happy when I got to the last chapter of As I Wake. In between my every day life of being a mother to two young daughters, my job, and taking two grad classes, I tried to come up with the best possible sequel I could. I didn't want to disappoint anyone. Apparently I succeeded because virtually everyone who has read the second book has asked me to write a third.

I'd love to hear what you thought about the ending...well, the entire second book really. If you post a comment on here just make sure you let everyone know that there's a spoiler alert. Tell me what you liked, what you didn't like, and what you'd like to see more of. Were there any unanswered questions for you?

I'm continuing my graduate classes this semester but trying to formulate the plot for the third book, so I'd love your feedback on my first two.

And I can't thank all of you enough for your support. Please tell your family and friends about my books and write reviews on Amazon and Goodreads. Your reviews help me climb the charts and get noticed by more readers. My dream is to write more and more books and make a living out of it. I am forever indebted to you for reading!

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

As I Wake Better Than the First?

My blog tour is over and I'm sad to see it go. I had so much fun. Now it's January 1st and I have a few New Year's resolutions to note:

1. Write more blogs (I really do stink at making sure I post something on any sort of regular basis)

2. Write more ("As I Wake" has received a lot of praise - all five and four-star reviews on Goodreads and Amazon)

I hold a lot of stake in Goodreads. I mean, after all, it's where readers go to share their views on the books they love and in some cases, hate. Readers have been saying that my second book is better than the first, which, I can tell you isn't an easy thing to pull off. I'm very excited to hear that my fans love the Breaking Fate series (as I have termed "As I Close My Eyes" and "As I Wake," as well as a possible third book coming later in 2013 - I need to get through some grad classes before I dive into this venture though!)

So, let me know what you think about the sequel on Goodreads and Amazon. Good reviews help authors like me climb the charts and fulfill our dreams of becoming a household name. I had more fun writing the second book and I hope you like it. Thanks for reading everyone and here's to a fulfilling 2013!!!

Saturday, December 15, 2012

It's Out!!!!

As I Wake has just been released today. PLEASE read it and post your review on Amazon and anywhere you can. It helps us authors move up the rankings and get noticed by other readers.

I really appreciate all of you out there who liked my first novel. I already got a five-star review from a reviewer today. Thanks Tiffany Harkleroad for your honest opinion. 

Here's the link to the book:

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

A Little Taste . . .

Get ready to fill your stocking with the sequel to "As I Close My Eyes." The next book in the breaking fate series, "As I Wake," is coming out December 15. Here's a little sneak peak . . .

Something is digging into my spine. A pebble? No. A piece of glass? Maybe, but it’s round and dull. And I’m wet. Just underneath my head, although I can feel water slowly making its way down my neck and onto my back, saturating my clothing. Shadows move in between rays of fading evening sun from a window just above my head. Someone is talking. It’s a man. Again, a voice I recognize. I must have passed out and I can feel Ben’s hands on my shoulders, gently shaking me. As soon as I hear his name in my head I’m relaxed and the cold wetness beneath me no longer matters. Nor does the object piercing my lower back. I’m lying on a wood floor, moving the tips of my fingers in and out of the deep grooves in the planks. My ring finger stops on a nail sticking out of one of the floorboards. The head of the nail is round, like the object making an indent in my skin.
“Elizabeth, can you hear me?” shouts a dark figure hovering over me.
I find myself in the same precarious situation in this black hole of time travel. I can’t speak, though I know in a few moments I will be able to sit up and assess the situation. I assume I went deeply into Cape May again, but oddly don’t remember a bit of it. Is it me they are calling? It can't be. I'm Caroline, not Elizabeth.
Everything looks different as I blink my eyes open and catch glimpses of the scenery around me. Sweat and a smell like the dark corners of a musty basement invade my nostrils, leaving the ocean air I expected to breath in absent from my senses. It’s dark and cigarette smoke has filled the room, creating a fog as the crowd around me assembles. Their clothing brushes against my face and tickles my bare arms.
These faces aren’t familiar. Where is Rebecca? Does she have Grace? I can feel my heart beat faster and faster, sending me into a shudder of anxiety. I keep my eyes open for a few more seconds, longer than I’ve been able to so far. Everything looks strange.
When am I?

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Sequel is Off to Editing

I really didn't think I could do it. When my publisher told me they wanted the sequel out by Christmas I freaked out. I was excited and very nervous about the deadline but now I've come to the day when I've sent it off to my fabulous editor, Jess. I mean that literally . . . I just hit SEND and am waiting with bated breath to see what she thinks.

I've poured my heart into this one just as much as "As I Close My Eyes" and I can't wait for you to read it. I hope, with everything in me, that you like it. Writing a sequel is tough and I put a lot of pressure on myself to get this one just right.

The sequel will be here just in time to stuff your stocking. Well, maybe right before Santa comes down that chimney.

To all the fans of "As I Close My Eyes" - this one's for you!

Friday, August 31, 2012


Check out my new book trailer. My husband is a genius. He spent hours upon hours making this for me and it looks like a paid professional did it. I just paid him with beer :-) Hope you like it!