Tuesday, June 28, 2011


Hello world. Sorry I have been absent. Life is busy. I am reading up a storm on a terrific book, Legion of Bats by Michelle Ferguson. You all should check it out in September.

I am working on my trilogy, the Guardian Trilogy. Book one, Secrets, will come out in November, book two, Choices, in January, and book three, Consequences, in April. I have a first draft on book one and two. Book three is still a work in progress. I am gearing up for my blog tour and had my first review, woohoo! (There is a chance to win my ebook and on another blog coming up you can enter to win a signed paperback. More details later). I have a super secret project I am working on with Elizabeth Sharp, I will tell you when she lets me. I now have a synopsis for the Urban Fantasy, Secrets, I can share with you. Yay!

While Olivia Martin observed life through her camera, the abyss gazed back at her. She discovers mysterious men follow her around, people close to her are dying, and her dreams are no longer her own as she falls head over heels for a perfect stranger. A chance encounter leads to an obsession that could destroy everything she has ever known or loved. Olivia is about to find out there is a lot she doesn't know and sometimes what you don't know can kill you.

Other than that not much going on. What about you? What's keeping you busy?

Friday, June 17, 2011


Good morning friends.

I have been an avid reader my entire life. I consume books and become fully vested in them. But I have never written a review for any book. I have recommended books to friends and verbally told people about books, but until I became a writer it never occurred to me to review anything. My thoughts were always, who wants my opinion? Why is my opinion any more valid than anyone else's? People should just read the book and decide for themselves. But now I understand the other side of this.

Other readers like to see what other people thought. They see it as a recommendation or a warning (depending on how the review falls). But also authors love to read reviews of their work (I am excluding myself from this. I want my book to have reviews, but it makes me too nervous to read them).

So next time you read a book consider dropping a review, a lot of people would thank you for it.

<3  Liz

Saturday, June 11, 2011

P is for Published! and Pooped

Whew! What a day. Yesterday was madness, but I had a lot of fun. I met tons of new people, who all seem pretty awesome, and then stuck around for a little #TGNO (Twitter girls night out). All in all it was a successful day and boy am I pooped. The e-books from the contest have been awarded and I hope everyone likes the book. I do want to know how you like Dark Corners so if you read it I would love to hear from you, here, there, or anywhere.

Talk to you guys later,


Friday, June 10, 2011

It's Here!


Thank you for coming to the release of my first book, Dark Corners. *choir of angels sing*

Honestly, I can't believe the day is finally here. I'm beyond excited to be writing this post and have to keep pinching myself so I stop jumping up and down squeeing like the fan girl I am at heart. I love books, I love reading, and I love everything that has to do with either.

The experience has been a whirlwind of awesomeness so far. I have met so many wonderful encouraging people and so many people who have helped me along the way that I recognize how fortunate I am. Hugs all around!

Dark Corners is a fast-paced mystery that will keep you on the edge of your seat and take your emotions on a roller coaster ride. You will meet Ella Reynolds. Ella has become one of my very favorite characters to write. She is snarky and stubborn, but soft and gooey deep inside--though she wouldn't appreciate my saying so. She is a mass of contradictions: strong and fragile, tough and soft, funny and sad, alone but surrounded by ghosts. Her husband's murder changed everything for Ella and this is the story about leaving the past to find a future.

Below is an excerpt I brought to share with you and if you make it all the way to the end there might be something about entering to win a free copy of Dark Corners!

The next morning I showered, dressed, and brushed my teeth. Surprisingly there was no residual lag from the cold medicine; in fact, I felt great. I walked into the kitchen, humming. Maybe it would be a good day.
My eyes lifted from the pair of dark brown shoes that stood in the center of my kitchen in slow motion up to the tan chinos. I couldn’t make my eyes move any faster or break the paralysis of the fear that seized my body. My eyes reached the man’s plaid shirt and his strong, meaty looking hands thumbing through my mail as if he had every right to be there. His clothes looked like that of an upstanding citizen, but his eyes were something else. When my eyes finally met his, a sinister smile spread across his handsome face, but never reached those cold, reptilian eyes.
My heart skipped a beat, maybe several. I backpedaled as fast as I could. Turning myself around, I sprinted to the front door, a scream lodged in my throat. The door wouldn't open. I pulled with my whole body, but it stayed firm.
I could hear the man casually walking up the hall behind me. Too afraid to look, I dashed up the stairs and barricaded myself in my room. He meandered up behind me as if he had all the time in the world. His heavy footsteps thudded directly to my bedroom door. Each loud thump was like a hammer hitting my head.  I sank to the floor against the door, pulling my knees into my chest, and covering my ears. The door behind my head vibrated with each slow, deliberate knock. I could not panic. . . . I would never survive if I panicked. The third knock was accompanied by a shrill ringing noise. I wondered if I was screaming, but then I realized the sound wasn’t coming from me….

You made it. Now on to the free book! Woot, woot! All you have to do is follow me and leave a comment telling me under what circumstances you would agree to live in a haunted house. Two lucky people will be chosen to receive a free e-book of Dark Corners. If you would like to enter multiple times any follows on Twitter and Facebook will count for an extra entry (you can find links on my Social Me page).

Thank you all for coming by and I wish you luck. For those of you reading the book I hope you enjoy the ride.

Dark Corners on Amazon       Dark Corners on Smashwords        Dark Corners on Barnes and Noble

Monday, June 6, 2011

Friday is the big day!

It is almost here. Dark Corners will be coming your way this Friday. I will have book giveaways, be blogging up a storm, possibly interviewed over at The Bookish Snob, and probably having a panic attack. So please come by and watch me pass out. Hahaha but really. :-)
If you haven't connected with me on Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads please do (see Social Me page) and increase your odds of winning Dark Corners, its totally awesome in my unbiased opinion. I have selected several excerpts to post and I will list the blogs I am visiting on that day so you can stalk me properly. Yay! I am so excited I can't sleep.
Talk to you guys soon!!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Too much fun!

Ok people this isn't related to Dark Corners or my writing, but it is related to zombies. Yep that's right zombies and you all know how I feel about them. There is an awesome zombie book tour going on at the Bookish Brunette that I will definitely be checking out.
Bookish Brunette

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Zombie Me

Ghost Stories

Hello friends,
I want to start with a big congratulations to the Splash into Summer winner, Leah Miller! She is starting a new book blog, http://leahraemiller.blogspot.com. Stop by and check her out!

Next I want to talk about ghost stories. Not the ones you read, but the ones you have experienced or know someone who has experienced a ghostly encounter. I am a big fan staying in "haunted" hotels and bed and breakfasts. I consider myself an open-minded skeptic when it comes to all things ghostly. I don't believe ghosts are likely, but I am willing to believe there are things that cannot be explained. I am a proof sort of girl, and I have never had any experience I couldn't suss out. However, my mother has had her share of ghostly encounters in her life, some of which I use in my book DARK CORNERS.

The one I am going to tell you about today is not in the book. Mom and dad were in a hotel in Kansas, it is the middle of the night, doors are locked, snoring piercing the quiet, and something unexplainable is about to happen. My mom opens her eyes to see a woman in sixties clothes and a bouffant hair style leaning over her bed reaching towards her. Mom yells to get out of here, and the woman slowly fades into nothing as my dad wakes up. The room is searched and nothing is found. Mom is told it was a dream and the encounter is dismissed. Months later she is watching Unsolved Mysteries and swears she recognizes a girl who went missing from Texas in the sixties who was never found as the girl in her hotel room. Is it the same girl? Was it a ghostly encounter or a dream? No one can say for certain.

So tell me about your ghostly experiences? What still gives you the creeps when you think about it?
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