Thursday, February 20, 2014


Please help me welcome, Author Nicole Zoltack. She wrote a book and she's sharing her cover with us.

Hi, everyone! Nicole Zoltack here and I'm so happy to share with you the cover for my upcoming release.

Isn't it just beautiful? And it's perfect for the story.

Here's the blurb for BLOODLUST, a NA epic fantasy romance.

In a world torn by prejudice and hatred, six races struggled for supremacy.


Barbarian-Princess Ivy is unwilling to allow her father to provoke the other races into war and forms an unlikely alliance with Lukor the goliath to save her people from utter destruction.


Unbeknownst to her, Lukor blames the barbarians for murdering his sister and plans on sabotaging her goal.


Almost despite each other, they grow to respect each other on their journey to decode secret messages from the trolls. But nothing Ivy can do will prevent the war as her father is blinded by Bloodlust and incites it himself. Not even killing him and becoming Barbaroness can stop the tide. And when Bloodlust claims Ivy, forcing her to kill everyone in her path, she must make a choice to destroy even Lukor, who she may have started to fall for and him in return.

The cover is so fitting, am I right?

The story will be released on February 24th. Ack! So excited. I'd love for you to share this and I'd even kiss you if you add it on Goodreads.

What do you think about the cover? The blurb? Does it sound like something you'd like to read?

Nicole Zoltack loves to write in many genres, especially fantasy romance. When she's not writing about knights, superheroes, or zombies, she loves to spend time with her loving husband and three energetic boys. She enjoys riding horses (pretending they're unicorns!) and going to the PA Renaissance Faire, dress in garb. She'll also read anything she can get her hands on. To learn more about Nicole and her writing, visit her blog.

Have a great day. Read a book and laugh!

Friday, February 14, 2014


It's Valentine’s Day so I thought I'd share a romantic scene from my forthcoming YA Urban Fantasy novel, Finding Me.
I also thought I’d update everyone on my Self-Publishing Progress:

  • I already posted that I have an editor. She is working on the book now and I should have it back next week some time.  I’m biting my nails and spitting them out. *Ewww that’s nasty*
  • I found someone to make my cover. I should receive the first possible option today. Yay! I’ll do a special post to reveal this once I have a finished product. I don’t want anything fancy. No pictures of people or locations – not that there aren’t beautiful covers with both on them…I’ve always envisioned something different…think Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl book cover – not the movie book cover – the original.

  • I am in search of a reasonably priced formatter now. Any suggestions?
  • My tentative release date had to be changed. My new date is: April 2.

Now, for that scene I promised. In this scene, main character, Chloe Carmichael has just returned from a week out of school. This is the first introduction (but not the first encounter) between her and a possible love interest, Christopher:
“Hello. You’re Chloe.” I gawked at his voice. The echo of his words ringing in my ears. Spreading waves of warmth over me. In my dream, it hadn’t sounded that sweet, this melodic. The new guy spoke and held his hand out for me to shake. My belly did a summersault.

“I-I’m Chloe.” He knows that already, idiot. “Oh, umm, you know that,” I stammered. I bit my bottom lip.

Embarrassed, I took his hand. It radiated heat. I looked up into his eyes, like melted caramel, and I smiled ridiculously.                                                  

Was there such a thing as love at first sight? Could I be in love? I laughed internally. Stop that, Carmichael. You don’t know him and he’s just attractive. Smile and move on.

His lips curled up into the most beautiful smile I’d ever seen. All my limbs clanked to the floor below. I stared at him from the fragments of me that lay at his feet. What’s wrong with me? I grimaced internally. Your boyfriend’s been dead for a week and you’re already trying to hook-up with someone else. I found him attractive that was all. I’m not hooking up with him. Or anyone else in the foreseeable future. Pull yourself together and stop acting like a psycho, Carmichael.

“You dropped this the other day in the attendance office,” he said. He had that same gorgeous smile plastered across his face. I had to remember to breathe as he handed me a small fuchsia hairpin.

“Uh, thanks.” Breathe in, breathe out…breathe in, breathe out…. “You really could’ve thrown it out. It’s not important.” I looked everywhere but at him. Afraid he’d see the pathetic longing through my eyes.

“Isn’t it? In my mind, it seemed important – just because it was yours.”

I peered up at him, confused. Was he flirting with me? No, I told my misguided heart. He’s being polite. Very polite.

“Thanks, again.” I took the hairpin and placed it in my bag. I needed to walk away before I embarrassed myself further. What the heck’s the matter with you, Carmichael?

He extended his arm and blocked me from passing. “I can think of other ways you can thank me.” A smirk played at the corner of his full lips and he winked at me. He didn’t just wink at me. Who does that?

Like an itch that wouldn’t cease, the desire to linger in his presence overwhelmed me. It was like I’d found something I’d been searching for forever. The persistent urge of it inundated me. My heart skipped a noisy beat as our eyes met. My face betrayed me with a smile that said, I’d allow him to receive his thanks in any manner he saw fit.

“What do you have in mind,” I said, entertaining the conversation much longer than I should have. 
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Monday, February 10, 2014


Today I'm excited to host Crystal Collier for her paperback release of Moonless.

In the English society of 1768 where women are bred to marry, unattractive Alexia, just sixteen, believes she will end up alone. But on the county doorstep of a neighbor’s estate, she meets a man straight out of her nightmares, one whose blue eyes threaten to consume her whole world—especially when she discovers him standing over her murdered host in the middle of the night.

Her nightmares become reality: a dead baron, red-eyed wraiths, and forbidden love with a man hunted by these creatures. After an attack close to home, Alexia realizes she cannot keep one foot in her old life and one in this new world. To protect her family she must either be sold into a loveless marriage, or escape with her beloved and risk becoming one of the Soulless.

So here's the question: If you lived in a society where arranged marriages were a la mode, whom would you beg your parents to set you up with? Why? (Literary characters and celebrities welcomed.) 

MY ANSWER: It took me forever to narrow this down. Of course, I choose one of my literary crushes: Holder, from Colleen Hoover's Hopeless. It was close though, Four, from Divergent was right on his heels.

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