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High in the Huron Mountains …

Jordan is forced to live with her demon father, Aamon, or risk capture by the angels. Miserable, homesick, with emerging powers she can’t begin to comprehend, Jordan doesn’t think her luck can get much worse.
And then Aamon announces she must meet with his nefarious boss.

In Heaven …

Michael has a secret, one that will cost him his position as an archangel if discovered. Jordan’s newfound status could expose everything he’s tried so hard to keep hidden.
She must be silenced.

In Dixon’s Bluff, Wyoming …

Uncle Casen and the twins are desperate to find Jordan and bring her home. With no help from their Guardian or the Celadon Circle, Casen makes a decision that unravels what’s left of their family. Outraged, Quinn sets out alone.  With help from a holy relic and a long lost friend, he learns of a chilling prophecy – one that not even the angels and demons can survive.

And it begins and ends with Jordan.

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It’s almost time! Refracted, the second book of my #bestselling, #award-winning (yes, I’m bragging just a bit here!), #YA series will be released July 6th! Mark your calendars, and stay tuned to my blog for some excellent #giveaways, #promos, and discounts!

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If your interested, look to the left side of the page. You can sign up via of Networked Blogs or email. I look forward to making new friends who love #books as much as I do!

Gotta run now! So many exciting things to plan!!!

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I’ll do Anything for Retweets – but I Won’t do THAT.

I’ll be the first to admit that I’m not a huge fan of #Twitter. To me, it’s impersonal and cold – just a bunch of never-ending tweets that constantly change on the page. I like to connect with others, have real conversations, and learn about people. That’s hard to do in 140 characters.

Still, as an #author, I’ve come to realize the benefits of #marketing on Twitter. If done correctly, a few #retweets can turn into sales. The problem is, in my opinion, many businesses don’t know how to market their products on Twitter. Am I an expert? Heck no! And this isn’t a blog post on Twitter Do’s and Don’ts.

This is simply a list of what I won’t do when it comes to retweeting others.

Don’t get me wrong; I’m grateful for every retweet, and I always try to return the favor. If you enjoy having your #tweets shared, please take note on what I (and I’m sure many others) are no longer willing to do in order to ‘pay it forward.’

1. If you are one of those who refuse or are too lazy to pin a tweet at the top of your page, do not expect me to scroll forever and a day to find a suitable tweet to share. I will check to see if you have any photos to RT. If not, I’ll send you a thank you and be on my merry way. Don’t make it difficult for others to reciprocate your RT’s by filling your photos and feed with posts that don’t pertain to YOU.

2. I #write #YA and middle-grade (#MG) books. Though I have no problem with those who write #erotica, I have to be careful with what I share. If your tweets are sexually graphic in text or have photos attached that would make Hugh Hefner blush, I will not RT them. Not everyone feels comfortable reposting graphic erotica.

3. If your tweets are in a language other than the one I understand – #English – I won’t share them. In order to ensure you aren’t a terrorist or some idiot selling crack online, I have to be able to read your tweets. Sorry. Them’s the breaks.

4. Mentioning me in a #FF post every couple of weeks is not the same as retweeting me. If you can’t take the time to share my posts every once in a while, then don’t expect any different. I don’t mind helping others but I’m not a doormat.

5. For #Authors: If you compose a tweet comparing your work to a known #bestseller in order to get sales, I’ll pass right over it. You are NOT J.K. Rowling, James Patterson, or J.R.R. Tolkien. Authors who ride the coattails of others don’t impress me. If you truly think your book is worth reading then BE ORIGINAL and stand on your own two feet!

This last item is just a FYI:
If I follow you and get a DM telling me to like your Facebook page, buy your book, follow your blog, pet your cat or anything else, I will instantly UNfollow. I can decide for myself if I want to know more about you. I don’t need you telling (begging) me. Not only is it annoying, it’s also rude. Learn how to market in ways that doesn’t make others want to throw you off a cliff.

So, there you have it. Like I said before, I’m grateful for the retweets I get, but my time is as valuable as yours and the content I share reflects on me, as a writer and a person. I hope you understand and there are no hard feelings.

“Just Because” Giveaway!

I’m in the mood for a #giveaway! Why? Just because. :)

For a chance to win a signed copy of Blind Sight (The Celadon Circle Book 1) and a Mystery Grab Bag – which could contain bookmarks, key chains, gift cards, or Jimmy Hoffa – click on the Rafflecopter link below!

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Winner’s name will be drawn on Saturday, May 23rd. Good luck!

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