Saturday, October 31, 2015

Sneak Peek: The Bright Effect

HAPPY HALLOWEEN! My kids are sooooo looking forward to trick or treating tonight. Even I'm dressing up (Pictures to follow). Here's a "treat" for you from THE BRIGHT EFFECT (coming November 17th!) “Well, what about--ohmigod, I have an idea!” She drops the canary yellow bathrobe and insane cat slippers she’s carrying and dashes from the fitting room.
“Daphne?” I’d chase after her, but I’m still wearing the nightie and I am not about to show the other shoppers what my bra looks like.
      Daphne lets out a loud and gleeful whoop when she resurfaces from the racks of junk and musty coats.
“Check it out!” She’s holding up some old hunk of black metal that upon closer inspection I realize is a Polaroid camera. An ancient one.
“Is that for my costume?”
“No, it’s for me. This is for you,” she says, handing me an ugly black and white patterned dress.
“Are those cats?” I ask, eyeing the dress with suspicion.
“Yes! I spotted it earlier but I couldn’t think of how to use it in a costume. Then when I saw the yellow bathrobe and those perfect cat slippers, I just knew.”
“Knew what?”
“Crazy. Cat. Lady.”
“You're joking.”
          “Why would I joke? This idea is both appropriate and hilariously hideous.”
“Couldn’t I just be a hobo?”
“Nope. Cat Lady all the way. You’re doing this, Amelia.”
          “Well, I do have cat leggings. They’re rainbow colored.”

Monday, October 26, 2015

The Bright Effect coming soon!

We officially wrote THE END on The Bright Effect on October 15th and we are currently editing and formatting because November 17th is bound to sneak up on us. How does that work? As a kid the days seemed so long and now they never seem long enough. October literally flew by and I know the rest of the year will follow suit.

November is my favorite month! So many fun things! Thanksgiving! My anniversary! Thanksgiving! My birthday! Did I mention Thanksgiving?! We always host my family's Thanksgiving at our house and this year we are hosting Zach's family's Christmas here too. I can't tell you how excited I am to decorate our new home for the holidays. I've been Pinteresting up a storm! (Pinteresting is totally a word. Sorta like Googling.)

But enough about that....THE BRIGHT EFFECT....eek! Ohmygosh guys I am equal parts excited and nervous per usual but can I tell you something? I LOVE this story. I mean, I love ALL my stories but this, this one takes the cake. I think it's different from my usual stuff and I'm hoping that's okay--that you guys still love it because if we accomplished what we set out to, prepare for an emotional roller coaster.
I'm not going to lie, I hope you cry and get mad and laugh and smile at all the exact same parts we did as we were writing it.

The first chapter will be included in my November newsletter so if you haven't subscribed yet, there's a link over there on the right!
Release day is November 17th!

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Impulse: Infinitus Billionaire, Book 1

Infinitus Billionaire, Book 1

Impulse, Infinitus Billionaire Book1, By USA Today Bestselling author E.B. Walters is Currently $0.99 Everywhere!

He has tradition ingrained in him... She lives for the moment...Will they find a common ground?
Lex Fitzgerald is not your average billionaire. He leads a double life as the conscientious head of his family and the pleasure-seeking rogue who parties hard and pushes the limits in and out of the bedroom. His two worlds are about to collide because of one woman, Jillian Finnegan. Lex needs a secret weapon to defeat a competitor and finds it in Jillian Finnegan. He has no intention of letting her potty mouth, her crazy lifestyle, or her eccentric family get in his way. So when he makes her an offer, he expects her to accept. However, sparks start to fly when Jillian gives him a counteroffer and dares him to refuse. Has Lex finally met his match?

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Nightingale Cover Reveal and Blurb!

I know many of you have been waiting for this so without further ado, the cover for NIGHTINGALE:

When Wren Fairchild wakes up in a strange and icy land with no memory of how she arrived there, hypothermia is the least of her problems. Not only does she have no idea how she ended up in a Light Elf kingdom, she has no idea who she even is--let alone what she is. 

When she meets Greyson St Clair, the fiercely loyal Consul to Queen Mia of Alfheimr, he makes it clear he does not trust Wren right from the start, so when fate throws the two of them together, things are bound to get awkward. 

As they journey to see the only one who might shed light on Wren's mysterious past, she discovers that nothing happens by accident and the deception of few may have the power to unravel the future of many. 

Full of adventure, humor, romance and a few familiar faces, Nightingale is sure to satisfy fans of the Lark Trilogy. 

Expected release: April 2016

Haven't read the Lark Trilogy yet? Why not start now? Get all three books here.

Monday, August 24, 2015

I moved!

Hello hello!
We had a CrAzY summer! We closed on our new house at the beginning of this month so it's been nonstop moving and unpacking for the last few weeks. Today was the first day that I didn't have to call an appliance repair man (our stove blew up), or an electrician (there were exposed wires in our laundry room) or Westar Electric company (one of the many trees in our backyard has several branches pressing down on the electric lines).
I didn't have to make any trips to the hardware store to buy new wires, receptacles or wood for our fence today either!
Nope, today was a day spent knitting, writing, and exploring our new town! Blondie #3 and I went and had lunch at the local coffee shop then we tried to go to an antique store but they were closed on Mondays (another thing we are getting used to is how early everything closes in a small town!) so we went to the zoo instead.
School is in full swing for Blondie #1 and #2--they both love it of course since they are nerds like their mama and though Blondie #3 will be staying home with me this year I'm hoping I'll be able to finish up my current WIPs before the end of the year now that we are settled in our new house and I can spend more time writing.

The Bright Effect will be first. Autumn and I are about half way through writing it which considering how little writing time I had this summer is an achievement in itself! Now that I can write more we're hoping to finish it quickly.

Then of course I'll be finishing up Nightingale. I'll have a cover reveal very very soon (I've seen the mock up!)

Until next time (which knowing me will be a month from now! LOL)!


Erica Cope

Friday, June 5, 2015

Nightingale update

Hey folks!
I'm currently working on two different manuscripts right now--one with Autumn Doughton (we had so much fun writing Steering the Stars we decided to write another one!) and, the one a lot of you have been waiting for: Nightingale!

For a while there I was feeling NO INSPIRATION for Nightingale at all and I was really disappointed thinking that maybe I waited too long to start it and it was too late.
I'm happy to report that I've been unable to stop thinking about Nightingale for a month or so now and though I'm writing a lot slower than I've done in the past (we're in the process of selling our house so we can move), I'm really happy with what I have outlined for this story.
What can I tell you about it so far?
Well, I'm SO glad you asked.

1) It will introduce a brand spanking new character named Wren.
2) There will be lots of Grey ;)
3) It will start off in Wamego, KS (which is a small town near Manhattan where Mia/Lark is from).
4) Though it will feature a new character, our old favorites will be present.
5) If you have a super keen memory for details, you might recall a little bit about the history on why the Light Elves decided to withdrawal from human interactions? That will play an important part of this new story. :)

I'm writing this story a little differently than I did with the Lark trilogy. This time I plan to write out the ENTIRE thing and then decide whether to publish it as one large book OR (depending on exactly how long it is) splitting it up into three books.

I have the entire storyline outlined though so right now I'm just going to write write write and then when I finish, I'll make the decision and I'll let you guys know.

If I do decide to release it in three different installments, each book will release very close together--I'm thinking one a month for three months.

Friday, May 1, 2015

Today only! 80+ giveaways for paperbacks, ebooks, and more!


Hello! Welcome to my page! I'm terrible about updating it but my goal is to do better this year so when Lizzy Ford came up with the Spring into Romance Facebook Hop I jumped right on! 

What a fantastic idea, right?! Lots of new authors to meet and prizes to win! 

For my giveaway, I decided to giveaway one of my books that is particularly close to my heart, Pieces of Me

Aria Watkins’s life was on the perfect path, or so she thought. She and Sean had big plans for their future together. They were going to go off to college, get married, and have 2.5 kids. But when tragedy strikes, it destroys the heart of Aria and she's afraid she'll never be the same. 
Heartbroken and confused, Aria starts college a completely different person. She hardly recognizes the broken girl she's become, but she can't seem to find the strength to put back together the pieces either. 

Enter Holden Whitmore. 

He's charming, considerate, and he's making it his mission to make her smile. 

At first, she isn’t impressed with him, but he’s persistent and soon she discovers there’s more to him than just a charming smile. 

Aria was sure she'd never be able to move on with her life, but there's just something about Holden that makes her want to try. 

When her tragedy comes full circle, she’s left with a choice: Keep holding on to the past, or move on and find her future...

If you'd like to win a signed copy (and some swag!) just enter below!

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Next on the hop is Author M. E. Yildirim! Be sure to follow the links and have fun!