Do You Ever

Get so bored you do weird things?

I mean. It’s not weird to me.

But sometimes I just get an idea for a story, make a cover for it and a small summary, and tape it up on my Wattpad.

Yeah, it happens.

Here’s today’s

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From Wattpad:

There was nothing in her search history.

And his story didn’t make sense.

But Katly was more than the sweet, shy sixteen-year-old daughter of Sandwich, Mass.’s Dr. Amu.

Her death might never prove it.

It was inspired by a murder case being talked about on my TV. Just to not upset anyone, I won’t mention actual details other than I branched away from the situation. What if the one we cast as the bad guy was just an idiot who didn’t know how to tell the truth? But from her view.

If I ever went to it, I would do a dual third POV. The present and the truth (AKA Katly’s life.)

Meh. But just something to do while actively avoiding editing.

Here’s what the inside cover/query might look like.

When thirty-two-year-old Eli Fonseca’s Reddit posts lead investigators to the body of missing sixteen-year-old Katly Amu, the girl everyone in Sandwich Massachusetts has been looking for, the allegation is that Eli accidentally killed her during sex. Her family and friends swear shy, prude Katly would never. The authorities find no evidence Katly went looking for Eli.

But as the case comes together to put Eli on death row, Katly’s story unravels.

Eli.

The internet.

The world conservative Sandwich would never accept.

Honesty isn’t always the best policy.

In the future, I might reread this post and think this is freaking horrible but right now, this is the best first try, not-overthinking-it I have done in so long.

(And if you guys do something similar PLEASE post the link in the comments. I LOVE COVER ART/SUMMARIES. <3)

UPDATE: Whoops! Turned this into a page instead of a post. This is work brain at its finest.

UPDATE #2: TC and I laugh at the “conservative Sandwich” part all the time. Just laugh and laugh. Conservative. Sandwich.

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Cover Reveal! The much anticipated Chameleon (The Domino Project #1) by K.T. Hanna

One of my dearest friends, and oldest in the terms of writing community, is K.T. Hanna whose Chameleon is coming out this August!(!!)

If that wasn’t enough of a cool thing, today we’re celebrating with a cover reveal and giveaway!

But before that, I just want to tell you guys how freakishly proud I am of this warrior. She is so freaking amazing and wonderful. I can’t even word just how happy and well-deserved this success is.

But enough of that mush! WAIT UNTIL YOU GET ALOADA DES COVER. Without further ado, here’s K.T.!

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Chameleon (The Domino Project #1) is a YA futuristic science fiction story. It’s set in the wasteland of earth after a meteor shower devastates landmasses, makes seas rise, introduces the psionic gene into the human race, damages the atmosphere, and gives the gift of an alien parasite to the world.

The goodreads blurb is as follows:

After Sai’s newly awoken psionic power accidentally destroys her apartment complex, she’s thrown into an intensive training program. The only grades are pass or die.

Surviving means proving her continued existence isn’t a mistake–a task her new mentor, Bastian, takes personally. Her abilities place her in the GNW Enforcer division, which partners her with Domino 12, who is eerily human for an alien-parasite and psionic hybrid. When her assassination duties are revealed, Sai understands the real reason for her training.

On a mission to dispatch a dangerous Exiled scientist, she uncovers truths she never thought possible. Sai is unsure who to trust as her next mission might be her last, and a double agent seems to be manipulating both sides.

Without further ado – here is the cover, by the amazingly talented S.P. McConnell.

It’s finally here

CHAMELEON Domino Project Front with Text 2

Isn’t it GORGEOUS!?!?!

Sit back and bask in this for a moment.

It’s available for preorder for a special price of $2.99 from

Amazon Link

About the Author

Me

KT Hanna has a love for words so extreme, a single word can spark entire worlds.

Born in Australia, she met her husband in a computer game, moved to the U.S.A. and went into culture shock. Bonus? Not as many creatures specifically out to kill you.

When she’s not writing, she freelance edits for Chimera Editing, interns for a NYC Agency, and chases her daughter, husband, corgi, and cat. No, she doesn’t sleep. She is entirely powered by the number 2, caffeine, and beef jerky.

Note: Still searching for her Tardis

Celebration!

To celebrate, we’re giving away 2 x $10 Amazon e-gift cards (open to anyone who can receive and use an Amazon e-card) Just click on as many options as you like and enter!

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Cover Reveal! Project: Boy Next Door

Sorry for the lateness!
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Today, I have the honor of revealing the cover of the late LK Madigan‘s last novel PROJECT: BOY NEXT DOOR.

About PROJECT

Being the son of a mega-famous mogul isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, which is why super-smart but socially awkward teen Melvin Pepper wants to try something new: anonymity. To attend a regular high school, get a normal job, meet real people. A break from the pressure and facade that come with crazy wealth and a world-renowned last name.

But Mel quickly realizes that being Mike, his alter ego, isn’t as easy as he’d assumed. He gradually makes friends at work and school and becomes involved in the radio club, plus navigates the rocky waters of first crushes and first kisses. However, he discovers someone out there is on to his secret and is threatening to expose it. 

And that’s not all. One of Mel’s new work friends is hiding a dark secret of her own, and Mel feels helpless to make things better for her. He struggles with juggling two very different identities, balancing jealous old friends and nosy new ones. Yup, Mel’s in way over his head…and the only chance he has to make everything right is to be true to himself.

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Here’s the gorgeous cover!

Cover Reveal! Ten Days by Olivia Mayfield

Ten Days  by Olivia Mayfield
Publication date: May 2013 
Genre: New adult/YA crossover sci-fi romance

SYNOPSIS

Seventeen-year-old Cally isn’t like the others. In her society, the Machine caters to every whim, ensuring people don’t have to leave their pods. But Cally and her best friend Marshal find themselves drawn to how things used to be, when people lived on the surface of the earth and relied upon manpower, not technology. When physical contact wasn’t uncivilized, and love was normal, acceptable, embraced. Cally tries to swallow down her increasing dissatisfaction with the “rules,” as well as her rapidly developing feelings for Marshal, a task getting harder each day.

Then, things start going downhill, fast. Food is spoiled. Air grows musty. The population panics about the dysfunction–is it sabotage? Anarchy? But Cally and Marshal discover the truth: The Machine, the answer to all their problems for longer than anyone can remember, is breaking down. Now, these two have to risk it all to save themselves and the people they care about…before their entire world destroys itself.

GoodReads

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Olivia Mayfield has been an unabashed fan of romance since she was a young teen, secretly devouring her mom’s Harlequins. She has a bachelor’s degree in Creative Writing, as well as a Master’s degree in English, and lives with her family in Ohio. In her free time, she loves reading, shopping, wearing absurdly high-heeled boots, cheesecake, singing karaoke, and harassing her friends.

website

Well here it is! Isn’t it gorgeous? ^^

Cover Reveal! Death and Mr. Right

I get to do the cover reveal for Kendra L. Saunders dark comedy Death and Mr. Right (October 2013.)

Right up my alley. Here’s something about the author:

Kendra L. Saunders is the author of the magic realism novel Inanimate Objects and the dark comedy Death and Mr. Right. She has been published in Snakeskin Magazine, Premier Bride Magazine and has conducted interviews for Steampunk Magazine, The New England Horror Writers and ipmnation.com. She reports regularly for Pure Textuality and writes helpful writing articles for NerdCaliber’s Pages of Note.

In her spare time Kendra likes to daydream about (foreign) boys with dark hair, drink too much tea, read fashion magazines, listen to records on vinyl, plan her dream trip to England and attempt to travel back in time to the Jazz Age. Find her online at http://www.kendralsaunders.com, on twitter at @kendrybird, or on tumblr at http://www.inanimateobjects.tumblr.com

*Shiny, right? Here’s the blurb for Mr. Right:

It is March 32nd, the day that doesn’t exist, and Death, the agent of nightmares, has been demoted and exiled to live among mortals for the rest of his unnaturally long life. Everyone knows They don’t look lightly on important items getting lost or an agent falling in love.

Can the diva-like Death navigate the modern world, recover what was stolen from him (the names of the damned… ooops!) and get his job back? Or will he fall in love with Lola, the pretty thief who got him into trouble in the first place?

*Doesn’t that sound great?

Cover Reveal: Holiday Magick!

What’s really going on during the holidays?

HOLIDAY MAGICK, an anthology from Spencer Hill Press, offers a twist.

Check out the blurb:

People don’t usually question holiday traditions or their origins, but maybe they should. Over centuries, explanations of how and why holidays exist may have been lost or changed.

Some holiday histories might only be known by a few individuals. Ancient magic spells could have influenced how we celebrate today. Fairies, zombies, or demons may have shaped our holidays.

Consider the following…

Why do people give red roses and cards on Valentine’s Day?

Is there more to the story of Purim than is traditionally told?

Why do people wear green on St. Patrick’s Day?

What happens to spirits that are captured during the Japanese Doll Festival?

Where does Santa get his helpers?

You may think you know the truth, but you can’t be too sure.

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Um, holy cow! You guys know my love of little stories, things that just might be creepy and true and this looks like my next great love!

What do you guys think?

Creepy cover, no?

ISBN: 9781937053499
Available May 2013 from Spencer Hill Press