Such a Clever Deception Release and GIVEAWAY!!

It's out it's out it's out it's out!!!!!



Talon. Sigh. He's one of my favorite characters out of my own head, lol. I love how complicated he is, how layered he is, how strong and conflicted and it was truly a pleasure to write his story. My editor pushed and prodded me, and this story is so much better because of it. 

Plus!! It's FREE FOR A LIMITED TIME!

For a dip into the world of my Stolen Tears series, nab your free copy ASAP! 

*Update* I'm still waiting for Amazon to price match, so it's 99 cents there--hopefully they'll lower it to free soon. But it's free on BN.com and Kobo!




And don't forget to enter the giveaway. Talon wears a pair of leather, fingerless gloves all through the first book in the series, and in this prequel readers find out WHY. So my lovely and amazing mom made some adorable fingerless gloves that will be perfect for a cold day.



Aren't they cute? I almost don't want to give them away, lol. And you'll also get a signed paperback of my YA horror PHOBIC! (US only)



Huge thanks to all my friends--writerly and otherwise--and family who've supported me. You guys don't know how much it means to me. Thank you for everything. <3
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An Interview With an Awesome Author!

Hello! I'm so excited to have the lovely and amazing Crystal Collier on the blog today! Crystal is super friendly, has a mean taste for cheese, and is so great to reach out to other writers. Here is more about her before we get started on the interview!



Author Bio: Crystal Collier is a young adult author who pens dark fantasy, historical, and romance hybrids. She can be found practicing her brother-induced ninja skills while teaching children or madly typing about fantastic and impossible creatures. She has lived from coast to coast and now calls Florida home with her creative husband, four littles, and “friend” (a.k.a. the zombie locked in her closet). Secretly, she dreams of world domination and a bottomless supply of cheese. You can find her on her blog and Facebook, or follow her on Twitter.

Here are her lovely books!



MOONLESS: Jane Eyre meets Supernatural. Alexia must choose safety and an arranged marriage, or true love and being hunted by the Soulless every moonless night.
SOULLESS: The Soulless are coming. Alexia is being hunted by the Soulless—red-eyed wraiths that feed on the living. Only the man she loves stands in their way, until he is robbed of the power to protect her. Alexia must master her own gifts or doom not only herself, but all of the Passionate.

And now for the interview!  

1. How long have you been writing?

*blinks blankly*

Is there another way to live? My first serious story hit paper while in second grade. For fun. Not an assignment. Before that I was telling tales through pictures. The goal was to be published by the age of 16, and if you count local literary magazines, I succeeded.

That is incredible! Good for you!

2. What made you want to write?

There’s never been a time when I didn’t have stories to tell (ask poor grandpa who got his ears talked off on a 3 hour trip by a 3 year old Crystal.) Through the years I’ve used cartooning, words, and music to fulfill that need.

It makes a difference when you start young, definitely. And I'm sure your grandpa loved the stories! ;)

3. What is your favorite book EVER?

Definitely the Book of Mormon, but if you’re looking at non-religious text, it’s Les Miserables.

Ah, yes, big fan of the BOM here too. Les Miserables is one I've never read all the way through. Sounds like I need to!

4. Your love for cheese is well-known and fun! How did that begin, has it always been a favorite for you?

I wouldn’t be alive without cheese. Coming from a house overrun with 8 kids (one of them special needs), I would have STARVED if not for the simple solution of melting cheddar on bread. It’s life sustaining. Part of that need for cheese in the house came from my special needs brother. It was his FAVORITE food. He was the most optimistic, friendly, amazing person I’ve known, and I can’t think of cheese without remembering him—and then hopefully trying to be just as outgoing, loving, and forgiving. It’s life sustaining.

Oh, that definitely makes it all the more special. Cheese definitely goes with practically anything!

5. Quick--aliens are invading and you only have 23 seconds to grab your two favorite things (Your family is already escaping with you, btw). What are they? 
My giant block of cheddar and teleportation device. I mean, seriously, who would leave their teleportation device behind? ;)

For realsies! 

Lol, thanks for the fun interview, Crystal! And if you haven't read her books yet, go check them out! Jane Eyre is one of my favorites, so I love this comparison of it with Supernatural! 

Connect with Crystal here!

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Cortney
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Cover Reveal: Attack of the Warrior Queen

Are you ready for an amazing cover reveal!?!



Dee Krull is a retired clinical hypnotherapist. She has a PhD in Clinical Hypnotherapy, specializing in Medical Hypnosis for which she spent twenty-five years in private practice in Southern California. She and her late husband chad retired in Tucson, Arizona in 2005 where she explored art, music acting, and writing. She has three children in Southern California, one who sdoped her in Sparks, Nevada  and seven grandchildren.
“The Saga of a World Called Htrae” was insired by her late husband’s love of science fiction and her own inquisitive nature of “what ifs.” It is a combination of science fiction, fantasy and her won knowledge of hypnosis.
Dee Wrote the first book in Arizona. When she decided to place the beginning of her story in Arcata, California it rekindled her love of the Northwest where she now lives with her boyfriend, Bob, and their family of pets; where she is busy writing her next book in the series.


Check out her website:  dees-world.net


Let's take a look at the book before we see the cover!

"The fourth book in the series finds Laurel and Learden waging a deadly war with the aliens called priests.They are now using the portals to bring in another alien they call the 'tall ones' who communicate through their thoughts.
To make matters worse she finds that her mother's sister, once thought to be dead, is alive and well and is a master of dark magick. she would have Laurel as her slave and her army at her command if she could gain the upper hand.
In order to keep her from doing just that Laurel and Learden must separate so the 'dark witch' cannot use Learden to gain access to Laurel and her Guard. Apart they are devastated and must move on their own to combat the aliens.
Learden connects with his past and fights the aliens the only way he knows how, with his old crew and a few new ones as well.
Laurel and, Banrion, the giant white griffin, fight together from the sky while Learden fights on land and finds other ways to communicate with her. But when the aliens gain the upper hand Laurel is captured by a new faction of Elves and eventually finds new allies through them. They also help her search for Learden.
Meanwhile Learden is captured and escapes only to discover there is another danger to the planet and it's daoine, one that has been there before and they are more fearsome and evil than even the aliens who are preparing to bring them through the portals."


Aren't you so excited about this book?



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