Thursday, October 2, 2014

I have a new release! :)

Hey everyone! I hope you all have had an amazing summer! I know I have been MIA lately and I'm sorry. Trust me when I say that I've been beating myself up from being so absent. Life however doesn't take a break and it's been a hard year for me so far. Like normal I have a few books in the works, which brings us to the reason behind this post. I started working on this book for a short story contest. I ended up chickening out of the contest, but I didn't want to delete this story, so I decided to expand on it a little and make a small novella series out of it. So the first book in this novella series is Deja vu. I hope you all fall in love with these characters as much as I have.

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A few blocks down by campus, there’s a Starbucks. I practically live here during finals week, and I pull Jill inside so we can grab a Double Chocolate Chip Frappuccino. We get comfy on the couch by the window so we can people watch. It’s one of my favorite games, and Jill cracks up when I peg their drinks by their looks. It’s a little judgmental, but it’s all in good spirit. I mean it’s not like I say he’s getting a Chai Latte because he’s gay, or that she’s getting a Skinny Non-fat Vanilla Frappuccino with no whip cream because she’s fat. It’s more like I can see the person behind their clothes and accessories. It’s a gift my art professors raved about throughout school.

“What is tall, dark, and brooding getting, Ames?” Jill’s voice holds a challenge.

I examine the guy. He’s definitely tall, probably around 6’2’’ with black hair. The skin I can see is tanned, and he’s wearing some dark washed blue jeans with a light blue button up. Preppy but not overly so. I would peg him as either a business or architect major, and I start going through a list of possible drinks in my head.

“You better hurry, Ames. He’s getting ready to order.” She laughs at the length it’s taken me to decide on a drink for him.

“He’s going to get a Venti Café Americano with a double shot, no cream,” I say as he approaches the counter.

Pulling out my phone, I see that I have a few missed calls from my dad, and I make a mental note to call him back. I open up the browser to search for places to take Jill out tonight. It needs to be out of the way of campus so we don’t run into the jerk and his new girl, but close enough if we have to walk home.
“Can I get a Venti Café Americano with a double shot,” a smooth, deep voice echoes around the shop.
I look up to see every girl looking toward the back of the store where the guy just ordered what I predicted. Something about his voice draws my attention to his back, like I want to examine him further.

“Told you, Jill,” I say through a smile as I look over at her and away from him.

“You sure you’re not psychic?” She locks eyes with me and then they flicker away to only widen.

“What? Don’t tell me Stephen is here with that girl, Jill. I will personally take him out of the store and beat him senseless.” I get ready to turn around when a chuckle has me frozen in my chair.

“Do you ladies mind if I join you?” It’s the voice from the guy who just ordered.

Jill shakes her head no and gestures with her hand for him to take a seat. I stare daggers at her, but she just shrugs at me. Resting back into my chair, I continue the search for the right club, but can’t come up with anything that would guarantee a Stephen-free night.

“Marcus!” the barrista calls.

I look up to see the guy next to us eye me as he rises to fetch his coffee. Turning my attention to Jill, I see her study his ass and grin. She obviously likes what she sees.

“No creamer right?” I lean over and whisper at her.

“None. He’s coming back this way though.” Smiling at me, her eyes shimmer.

“What, why?” I let out.

“Why what?” Marcus asks as he sits down in the chair opposite me.

“Nothing.” I reply like I’m annoyed at his intrusion. He just shrugs it off like it’s not a big deal, and I decide to ignore him.

“So, I think we’re going to need to get ourselves a DD so we can go out tonight, Jill.” I smile at her.

“Come on, Ames. I don’t want to run into him,” she pleads with me.

“I know. I’ve been looking at clubs further out, which is why we would need a sober driver to accompany us.”

“I don’t mean to include myself in this conversation, but why don’t you just go to the new club that opens tonight. Déjà vu is on the corner of Main and Avenue X, so it’s close to the campus,” Marcus offers with a smile.

“No offense, but if it’s new, it’s a sure thing that her ex,” I point at Jill, “will be there, and the point of the night is to have fun.”

“Well, I have it on good authority to say that the only people getting into the club are ones with their names on the list.”

His smirk graces his face and it pulls my attention to examine him. Gorgeous set of lips that I could get lost in kissing, a nose that’s slightly crooked from being broken, and when my eyes make their way to his, a blue that’s not entirely blue. They have specks of green and yellow floating around and glinting off the light in the coffee shop. My train of thought goes fuzzy for a second, and I look away from him by grabbing my drink off the table while I try and process why all of a sudden I feel the need to wrap my body around his.

“Right, so a VIP list that our names wouldn’t be on either. How does that help?” The words fly out of my mouth. I tend to speak fast when I’m nervous.

“I can get you on the list,” Marcus says in a way that makes me rethink wrapping my body around his.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Cover Reveal- David James

Available this September, BETWEEN THE STARS AND SKY is a vivid contemporary novel from Young Adult author David James.  Lyrical and romantic, BETWEEN THE STARS AND SKY is a heart-stopping, contemporary read for fans of Maggie Stiefvater and David Levithan. 

SYNOPSIS: "In the small, lakeside town of Huntington, the Firelight Festival marks the end of summer. A time to laugh, to live, to love. And for Jackson Grant, it is a chance to begin again. 

 But there is a darker side to the Firelight Festival, a deadly tradition known as the Firelight Fall. A secret game. A legendary lie. A test of bravery. Those who fall risk everything, and Jackson is on the edge. Until he meets a girl who pushes him over. 

 For Jackson, falling for Sarah Blake might be as dangerous as jumping in the Firelight Fall. As summer burns away, Jackson and Sarah ignite an unstoppable love game. For her, his heart is on fire. And soon, Sarah shows him life, saves him from loss, and opens his heart to an infinite and wild love found between the stars and sky."


David James writes books about stars and kisses and curses. He is the author of the YA novel, LIGHT OF THE MOON, the first book in the Legend of the Dreamer duet, as well as the companion novellas, THE WITCH'S CURSE and THE WARRIOR’S CODE. A Legend of the Dreamer anthology, SHADES OF THE STARS, was released July 2013, and includes the exclusive novella, THE ENCHANTER'S FIRE. The final book in the duet, SHADOW OF THE SUN, will be released in 2015. Living in Michigan, he is addicted to coffee, gummy things, and sarcastic comments. David enjoys bad movies, goofy moments, and shivery nights. Visit David’s blog at and facebook at to learn more about his novels.

Monday, May 12, 2014

My First YA Novel

Hey everyone, I know its been a while since I made a post. To say life has gotten in the way is an understatement, but I have some news! Today I'm revealing the cover to my YA Scifi Romance novel, Supernova. I was lucky last year and was able to attend utopYA Con last year and loved the theme they came up for this years Con. This is how Supernova came into play. I love the results and hope all of you love it too. Sadly I won't be able to make it to the Con this year, so for all of you that are going, have fun and hug all those amazing authors for me! In the meantime of meeting those authors, Supernova will be releasing June 9, 2014! I'm so excited and can't wait to hear what y'all think of it!

When the one place you call home is destroyed and the very life you know is no longer an option, what do you do? For seventeen year old Nova Michaels, life in Calyx is over. Following the plans of her father, Nova and her mother, Luna, leave their home in hopes to blend in with the humans on Earth - Newport Beach, California. Out of the five Celestials, Calyxians are the only beings who resemble humans, and they’re the only ones who eat, talk, and dress like them.

Aaron McCarthy is a typical high school boy enjoying his summer break, until something drops from the sky. And when a girl with fire red hair walks to shore, he knows his summer just got interesting.

The captivation and pull is something neither can explain. They get lost in each other every time they lock eyes and when they touch, a spark ignites with a blinding light encompassing their skin. Nothing is as it seems; Nova isn’t what she seems. Before you can have a future, sometimes you have to deal with the past.

With all of Nova’s secrets out on the table, can Aaron look past it?

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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

A Message of Flowers Blog Tour Stop

White Carnations - pure love, sweet and lovely.
Daisy - Innocence, beauty, simplicity.

To florist, Georgina Nickols, every flower has a meaning and a purpose. Flowers are something she knows, lives, and breathes. But when they start mysteriously showing up on her porch, she’s unsure of their meaning, and of who is leaving them.
What do these flowers mean to the messenger?

An old friend from high school, Corbin Waylay, moves back to town. When he shows up, he stirs up all kinds of trouble for Georgina. Her life-long friend, Sid Trail, hates him and makes that fact clear to Georgina. But despite the warnings from her friend, she just can’t help the feelings that resurface. The feelings she hasn’t felt for anyone since high school graduation, the feelings that only Corbin can induce.

As Corbin moves closer into her life, it causes a rift between her and Sid. The mystery flowers continue to appear and begin to add to the stresses of life.
Love, secrets, pain, and lies surround Georgina, putting her trust to the test.
When the messenger is finally revealed, will the meaning of the flowers be enough to repair the damage of those hidden secrets?

Forget Me Nots - Remember me forever, good memories, hope.

Single Red Rose - I love you.

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I've known Rachel for about a year now, I've seen bits and pieces from all the amazing novels she's working on, and part of me couldn't be more proud of her. A Message of Flowers is a completely different New Adult title. Different how you ask? Well sadly when someone hears the term 'New Adult' sex its what comes to mind, and well that's completely wrong. At least in my opinion anyways. So many might be disappointed because it doesn't have that sex some crave, but what it does have is a deep connection between two people. A magnificent love story between two people who were destined for each other no matter where their lives took them. It's a book about kids growing up, falling in love, and living life. 

It's real.
It's honest.
It's something that every one dreams of finding.

So back to the story.. Georgina is the owner of this flower shop, her best friend Sid works for her, and her crazy best friend Breeze. OMG I absolutely love Breeze and hope she gets her own story. She's hilarious and you all will love her. Now there's Sid... I like Sid, don't necessarily agree with some of the things he does, but every story needs a villain even if it's a minor role. Then there's Corbin, absolutely love him. He's mine just so y'all know, I've staked claim on him and when he's not with GG he's with me! Lol So Corbin comes back into town after being a way for awhile. The same attraction GG had in high school comes flaring back to the surface and good ol' Breeze teases her about it. Sid on the other hand is jealous and starts acting out. There's also a secrete messenger leaving flowers at GG's house. Each flower that means something else, but when put all together mean one thing, but who's the messenger and what exactly does the message mean to them?

The beginning of the book is a little slow paced, but I love that about this book. It gave me time to understand each character, to feel each emotion as if it was happening to me, and it presented a love that didn't seemed rushed. Don't get me wrong, I'm not against insta-love, but  I loved the way Rachel took her time and presented everything. Georgina and Corbin's story stuck with me for a while after I read this book and I could definitely re-read it without a second thought. So if you haven't picked up your copy of A Message of Flowers you should do so now!

ABOUT Rachel Walter:

Rachel lives in Central Pennsylvania, is a stay at home mom, and has a wonderful husband, total of 4 kids, 3 of which are step kids. She’s a true Pittsburgh Penguins and Steelers fan. She’s an insomniac that loves coffee, Johnny Depp movies and bonfires, dislikes driving on the interstate, bugs of any kind, and a too quiet house. When she’s not playing with the people inside her head, making her family think she belongs in the loony bin or writing, she enjoys spending time with her family, finding new music, new books, helping someone or plotting something equally crazy with her Critique Partners. Be sure to check out her debut YA Paranormal True Connectio
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