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Lark: Teaser #3

He then places my hand over his heart and I feel the rhythmic beats pounding nearly as hard and as fast as my own.
I realize that Jacoby is damaged. That there is a darkness about him that I know should frighten me, but I think there is something else. Something that makes me believe him, against all reason when I know I probably shouldn’t. I look away, not liking the way my heart seems to recognize the beating of his.

I'll have some very exciting news for you really soon....:)

First Review and Nerves

I gave a couple of people ARC of LARK and today I read my first review! This review made my day! It's a very exciting thing to know that there are people out there who love your story.

It's a scary thing letting people read something so personal. I've spent the last year working on LARK and I love it of course, if I didn't I wouldn't have written it, but now that I'm putting it out there for the world to see (read), it makes me feel extremely vulnerable.  I'm a huge bundle of nerves these days and it hasn't even been officially published yet! Can you imagine how I'll feel on R-day (Release-day)?? I'm going to be a mess!

I know my story is not going to be everybody's cup of tea. I know this and I've accepted it. If we all liked the same things the world would be a very boring place. But if there are people out there who love it as much as I do, I'll consider that a success!

And when I do get my first bad review, I hope that I remembe…

Lark: Sneak Peek # 2

I woke up this morning and checked Facebook over breakfast and guess what?! 200 "likes"!
It's time for another sneak peek!
This scene is actually part of the dream I had that inspired me to write LARK.
I'm so absorbed in my own thoughts that I take the next corner too quickly and lose control of my car. Suddenly, we are swerving wildly and sliding all over the steep hill. I hear screaming and realize a moment later that the frantic cries are my own. I struggle with the wheel, desperately trying to regain control of the car as we hurtle straight toward a telephone pole. My attempts to steer fail entirely and we crash. We crash hard. I hear a horrific shattering of glass right before the airbags deploy. It takes me a second to catch my breath before I realize I'm alone inside the car.

I look through the shattered windshield and see a dark mass laying about ten feet away from my car. Brian, shivering so much from walking in the cold, must have forgotten to put on his…

Cover Reveal for Komal Lewis!

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My very good friend Komal Lewis has a new book coming out! If you are keeping track (which, if you aren't, you SHOULD be!), you know that Falling For Hadie (With Me #2) is due to release next month, Runaway Mortal (Runaway Mortal #1) is due to release in April AND she is already working hard on the third installment in in the With Me series: Wrong Side of Town which is expected to release this August.
I suspect 2013 is going to be a BIG year for Komal!

I love the cover! Eden Crane did a fabulous job!





  *** Estella Markson is a good girl. She studies hard, stays out of trouble, and is struggling to hold together her family that is falling apart because of her alcoholic father.
Vincent Madden is the guy your mother warned you to stay away from. He doesn’t follow the rules, is in a notorious motorcycle gang, and doesn’t care if he breaks the law or someone’s bones.
One night after a chance encounter, Vincent starts to take an interest in the innocent girl who is so different to him. Des…

Lark: Sneak Peek #1

100 "Likes" on my facebook author page! Wahoo!!! Thank you so very much!
To show my appreciation, here is one of my absolute favorite scenes from Lark:

              When I come to, I realize that I am now laying down on the lavish bed, under a thick downy comforter that smells like honeysuckle and cinnamon. Which is a very weird, but oddly pleasant, combination. As I lay there for a moment, inhaling the sweet and spicy scent, I notice someone new conversing quietly with Grey across the room. Neither of them notice I am awake yet, so I lay there silently watching them and trying to eavesdrop. This new boy appears only slightly older than Grey and he is, in a word, hot. He is just as gorgeous as Grey but in a completely different way. While Grey has a rugged sexiness about him with his dark hair, blue eyes and dimpled chin, this new guy is beautiful in the clean cut boy-next-door turned underwear model sort of way. He has the lightest blonde hair I have ever seen and it falls …

Lark: Cover Reveal

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*Squeal*! I have been dying to share my beautiful cover! And today's the day!





The last time she checked, Mia Carrington was pretty sure that she was a normal girl with a completely ordinary life. She goes to high school, has a crush on the gorgeous and mysterious new boy in town, and has strange dreams that she can’t help but feel are real somehow.

Okay, so maybe she’s not all that normal after all. A freak accident changes Mia’s life forever when she is thrown into another world and left to deal with the revelation that she is the daughter of the King of the Light Elves. Throw in an ominous prophecy predicting that Mia will break a curse unleashing the Dark Elves on the world and well, things don’t look too good.

There is danger lurking at every corner in this strange world and Mia isn’t sure who she can trust…
The only thing she is certain of is that the Dark Elves know about her, and they will stop at nothing until they have her.

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Let's start at the very beginning

Because, after all, it's a very good place to start!

Here I am, on the verge of publishing my first ever novel and I am FrEaKiNg OuT (just a little bit)!

So I decided I better get busy promoting my little book-baby.

It's kind of crazy to think that last February I was woken up from a vivid dream, the kind of dream that makes you think "that would be a good book". I have dreams like this all the time but I usually just roll over and go back to sleep. But not that night. I laid in bed and I couldn't stop thinking about it so I finally got up, found a pen and an old notebook and scribbled down the entire thing. The next morning I started brainstorming and that night I wrote the first 4 chapters.

I stayed up late every night for the next 3 months and finally in June 2012, my first draft was complete.
Then the revisions started. With the help of some amazing women, I can officially say that LARK is almost ready for publication.

How does March 14th sound? ;)

Stay tuned…