Since my last update post two weeks ago, I've experienced an unexpected (but much needed) spike in energy and efficiency. I can't say for sure, but maybe it's because I saw the cover for Unmoored (hint: it's beautiful). It definitely helped kick me into gear, though. It reemphasized that I need to get it out there to share with the world. The book, not the cover. The cover is being revealed February 14 (click that link to take part in it).
If you've been checking the progress bar in the sidebar as often as I have, you may notice that it now sits at 90% instead of languishing in the late 80's as it had since before the Winter Holidays. In the past few days, however, I've expanded 2—almost 3—whole chapters. And while I still have a lot more to do, I feel more confident than I have in days that I'll get it all done and make this story the best it can be.
Comment below and tell me something you've accomplished this January. And do you have any goals for February?
If you've been keeping tabs on my social media, you'll know that today I was shown the cover for Unmoored and LOVE it. My cover designer Jennifer Munswami is amazing and I'm so lucky to have found her.
I'm so excited, I've even updated the cover in the info block below. Yes, I know I'm mean in only showing you the least-revealing corner, but how else am I supposed to make you sign up for the cover reveal? You can find the form right below the book info.
Series: The Belgrave Legacy, 2
Author: Zara Hoffman
Genre: Upper YA Paranormal Romance
Publisher: ZH Press
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A witch. A siren. Soulmates?
Alec Belgrave is overwhelmed. He's busy protecting his sister Fawn from the forces of Hell while also attending college in a different state. The last thing he expected was to learn their shared best friend was his soulmate.
As a siren, Ivy Moore knows a lot about attraction. But having Supernatural beauty is useless if her own soulmate doesn't see her as anything more than a sisterly best friend. Is it so unreasonable to want her soulmate to want her without fate pulling the strings?
They may be soulmates, but that doesn't mean love will come easily.
Unmoored is a young adult paranormal romance featuring magic and sirens. As a spin-off of The Belgrave Legacy, it can be read as a sequel or a stand-alone book.
About the Book
Author: Chris Barnham
Genre: Historical SciFi / Time Travel
Publisher: Filles Vertes Publishing, LLC
Cover Art: Kate Cowan, Broken Arrow Designs
Publication Date: February 12, 2018
Jacob Wesson is a timecop from 2040, sent back to WWII London to stop the assassination of Britain’s war leader. The assignment plays out with apparent ease, but the jump home goes wrong, stranding Jake in war-ravaged 1944. Jake’s team, including his long-time girlfriend, is desperate to trace him before something else goes wrong.
Stuck in the past, Jake must pull from his training and blend in. He clings to the one familiar face he can find, Amy Jenkins, a war widow whose life he saved during the assignment. Drawn to each other by their loneliness and thrown together amid the terror of war, Jake and Amy look to a future together.
But Jake’s future cannot let him go. And when his bosses finally find him in 1944, Jake faces a terrible choice: risk unraveling the modern world, or let Amy die.
“What is it?” asked Jake.
“There’s more detail in here.” Robinson tapped the file on the table. “Read this in a minute, but it can’t leave the room. I’ve downloaded the orders on your palmers so you can brief yourselves later. But here are the basics.” Robinson opened the folder and glanced at the first page. “The backroom boys picked up unauthorized temporal Jumps into late April and early May 1941.”
“London?” Lew leaned forward.
“Yes. A history scholar like yourself, Agent Brockley, won’t need me to tell you how crucial a time this was in the war with Nazi Germany, with Britain fighting alone and in danger of invasion.”
“So what’re they trying to do?”
“They’ve already done it, of course,” Robinson said. “We’ve checked it out, and the system says it’s at least 90 percent likely they’re behind the assassination of a politician, a guy called Winston Churchill.”
“Should I know him?” Jake didn’t share Lew’s interest in obscure periods of the past, but the thoughtful expression on Brockley’s face said he’d heard of Churchill.
“Well, he was prime minister for a year, as I’m sure Agent Brockley could’ve told you,” Robinson said. “I’ve had it checked out: if Churchill isn’t shot after a year in the job, he turns out to be an inspirational war leader.”
You know what they say about the best laid plans, but that didn't stop me from making a bunch at the end of December to make 2018 rock from start to finish. And I was doing well: I was working out 3x a week, took care of my dog and apartment like a boss while my mom had to be away for a week, made a rewriting list for Unmoored, printed out the manuscript, and was ready to go.
And then it all went down the drain because I got sick. I'm not even sure what it is (yes, present tense—I'm still sick as I'm writing this). It may be the flu, or a really bad virus. But I've had it for about a week now and I'm sick of being sick. And the 1 killer migraine I had didn't exactly help, either. But at least that was knocked out in 1 day of sleeping (which I was already doing a lot of).
But this isn't all to say that I've accomplished nothing. If you notice the new subscription box at the bottom of my blog posts, you can see that I am now offering my first book for free to newsletter subscribers. On the back-end, I actually completely switched from Mailchimp to Mailerlite and rewrote my welcome system. Feel free to sign up below!
Looking forward, I'm planning on tackling the Unmoored rewrites, revision, and edits. Stay tuned!
About the Book
Title: Twisted Fate
Series: Twisted, 1
Author: Jessi Elliott
Genre: NA Urban Fantasy
Publication Date: February 13, 2018
Cover Artist: Okay Creations
Being kidnapped by the Leader of the Fae really puts a dent in your senior year.
Aurora Marshall is sharp, witty, and always has a plan. Ready to finish her business degree and graduate, her life is going smoothly—until the night she meets Tristan Westbrook.
Tristan, the overbearing, gorgeous fae leader, and an admired businessman in the human world, is all kinds of dangerous. While he finds Aurora intriguing, her refusal to bend to his will keeps them locked in a constant power struggle.
Entering into a deal is the only way to escape Tristan’s clutches, which only plunges Aurora deeper into the fae world. With her future at stake, she is forced to handle his arrogance and extraordinary fae abilities as she fights to stay grounded in her mundane life.
Not to mention her struggle to ignore the growing attraction she knows she shouldn’t feel for the man who kidnapped her.
When people said college would be the most exciting time of her life, Aurora never thought this is what they meant.
It's been a while since I've blogged, what with finals, holidays, finishing the first draft of Unmoored (finally) and readjusting to life back home now that I'm taking next semester off.
Anyway, I'll keep it short and simple. One of my goals this year are to blog weekly (partly to actually use this blog for what blogs are meant for, and partially to keep my accountable with my writing, revising, editing, and publishing). That last part is particularly important because I also have a goal to publish at least the rest of The Belgrave Legacy's sequels: Unmoored and Taming the Alpha. You can already read it and the short stories.
So, that's me. My question for you all is what are some of your new year's resolutions? Comment them down below. And if you have any tips on sticking to those goals, don't hesitate to add that, too.
I'm a self-published author— because being a college student wasn't hard enough! I write YA multi-genre fiction for young adults or the young at heart. I love This Is Us, NCIS, BBC's Sherlock,
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