Winners & Questions Answered

Questions answered in part 1:

-If you were Serena’s mother, how would you cope with losing the man who had controlled your whole life?
-I’m really curious as to whose point of view the next book will be coming from?
-So I know Waverly’s story is next, but then can we have Bethany?
-What inspired you to write the Mine series?
-Were you afraid with the Mine series how readers would react to the women being mistreated/kept submissive?
-When can we expect book 3?
-Have you changed them a lot as you write and develop them or did you stick with an original idea as to where the story would lead?
-What makes a great author? What inspired you to write the series? Have you ever doubted choosing a writer’s path? Why? When did you know that you wanted to be an author?

Winners announced. Questions answered in part 2:

-When did you first decide you wanted to take on the monumental task of writing a book, let alone a series?
-How many books will be in the series? When will the 3rd book release?
-How lond did it take you to write mine to spell?
-Have you ever traveled outside of the US? If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go and why?
-While creating the world of Chardonia, how did you get the inspiration for the Tarnished?
-How much wood could a woodchuck, chuck- if a woodchuck could chuck wood?
-Where do you get your ideas?
-How did you decide on the covers you have for your books?
-If You Are Mine was made into a movie, who would you want to play Serena?

Missed Question (opps!): Do you identify with any of your characters? If so, which one(s) and in what way?

Also, I have to go through 28 pages today, not 48. Still a lot, but much more doable.

Thank you so much for all the questions!


You Are Mine eARC Winners!

Thank you so much for all of your help with spreading the word about YOU ARE MINE! We ended up getting 76 adds to Goodreads, which is amazing to me. Yes, there’s been some crazy happy dancing going on. Thank you! Because you guys were so awesome and helpful, I’ve squeaked the giveaway prize up to 80 adds and am giving away 3 eARCS. *cue cheering*

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#18 Suzi

#4 Callie

#16 Naomi

They have all been notified and ARCs will be sent as soon as I hear from them.

For everyone else, just over a week away until you can purchase it on May 6th! Plus the cover will be fully unveiled on Wednesday, with one last sneak peek on Monday. I hope you will come take a gander! If you missed piece two, be sure to go take a look. It’s my favorite one.

Also, I have to tell you guys, this week has been so amazing. Like so amazing I’m kind of in shock. Much of this incredibly happy news is still secret so I can’t share details yet, but it’s been fantastic, both for me and others. I’m anxious for the coming weeks so you guys can know this awesomeness, too. I will tell you two things relating to YOU ARE MINE. And feel free to keep sharing YOU ARE MINE to see if we can sneak past that 80 mark. 😉

Hint Details:

1)The few who have seen the full cover are giving amazing feedback. They love it as much as I do. In fact, I think a few may even somehow managed fallen in love with it more, which I didn’t think was possible…

2)Early reviews I’m getting hints about or have been sent have left me crying (happy tears). When I’m not spazzy dancing that is.

And a bonus…

3)Okay, fine this has nothing to do with YOU ARE MINE, books, or writing, but it’s still important. Discovered Crunchy Caramel Pretzel ice cream. It’s okay to eat half a carton in one day, right? Seriously you guys, this stuff is sweet, salty, caramel, chocolate goodness. Only thing it needs is a touch more chocolate. Definitely give this one a try.


Winner, Swag Guessing, and Call For Reviewers

Winner from last week’s giveaway is…


Congratulations, Laurie! She has been notified, but I wanted to let you guys know as well, because — Yay for $$ for books!

YOU ARE MINE comes out in less than a month. Not much longer now! Some of the fun swag I have to giveaway is in my oven and questionlooks beautiful. And no, it’s not going to go bad in the month or so until I put it in the mail. Any guesses what it could be? And if you can figure out what, do you know why I’d be giving it away? If you guess right, well, I’ll smile really big and show the swag’s prettiness in a monthish. 😉

Also, for any book bloggers out there interested in reading YOU ARE MINE, review copies are ready. If you’d like one, simply fill out this form and I’ll be happy to send one your way. The link is also available on the side bar over ——> there if you interested. Plus the cover reveal sign ups are still open at if you’re interested. And for those that have already signed up, you’ve all given me a giant semi-permanent grin. Thank you!