Swirling Secrets Re-Release!

Hiya peeps, and TGIF!

Hopefully you all are doing awesome, and have some fun plans for this weekend. I’m super excited, because I’m finally re-releasing my Swirling Secrets trilogy!

I’ve been working on this project for nearly a year – even before I published the final book in the series. I wanted to get the covers just right, and I wanted to re-do the interior formatting, but needed to figure out a few things first. As I learn about self-publishing, my knowledge and understanding has grown, and unfortunately, it out-grew where I had been when I published this series. Especially Desi Pere. That seems pretty typical for this biz, and really, what can ya do.

It’s all a learning process, and I’m glad to finally feel comfortable enough to get this series re-published! It matches what I imagined for it from the start, finally. I’m super proud of the story and world I created in this trilogy, and I am excited to finally get it polished up the way it deserves!

The new house is definitely a big reason I finally got it done. Not only because we are settling in and there is less stress now, but also because it’s a wonderful space, and I feel a whole lot more creative here. This project normally would have taken me at least a week, and I got all four of my books done in a day and a half, completely overhauled & redone. Wowza! =D

So, before I explode any more excitement and gushing all over you guys, check out the new covers!! =D

 Desi Pere

 Sospi Tare

 Prae Lium

The overall cover themes are the same, but the few changes I did make really help them pop, I think. I love the title font, and each image really catches your eye. At least, that’s what beta testers said. 😉

The majority of the formatting changes happened to the paperback editions, as eBook formatting is fairly generic, and you don’t really get to have the same fun with fonts and whatnot. At least I’m not – I’d rather let a reader choose their fonts, and keep it simple, since that’s part of the point of eReaders.

So, for those of you who enjoy paperbacks, there are a few special changes in each of the paperback books! In my opinion, they have far more personality now, and it all fits the story much better.

It does take a few days for Amazon to catch up and get everything set up, so I’ll share another post next week when they are ready for purchasing. It is supposed to take 1-3 business days, so fingers crossed for the beginning of next week!

If you are planning to pick up a copy, I truly appreciate it! I couldn’t imagine a better outcome to the re-release! =D

You may have noticed, earlier in this post I mentioned I reformatted and overhauled all four of my books. Yep! While this post is only featuring the Swirling Secrets series, I’ll have a post coming up real soon featuring the re-release of Being Brooke’s B.F.F.!

Keep an eye out for that, and let me know what you think of these covers in the comments below!

Thanks for visiting! =D


Fun Excerpt

Hiya peeps! Happy Monday! =D

I’m working on some promo stuff today, mainly for Desi Pere. I have been putting it off for several months, and finally sat down and did it today! I love working on Photoshop and designing things like banners, teasers and promo pics, so it was definitely a fun day. Great way to start the week.

It got me thinking though – I don’t share much about  my books, except the covers. As I figure out how to do this whole author-as-a-career thing, more things make sense as I go along. I wasn’t sure how to share more, without feeling blah about it, and I’ve learned it just takes time. It also takes confidence, to start talking about your book to people, even on the internet. At least, it does when you’re chronically, horribly, pathetically shy and socially phobic like I am.

Anyway, I want to share more about my books with you guys, so I’m starting today!

Here is an excerpt from Desi Pere, since I’m always talking about it.

“How can you not like eggs?” Lesley exclaimed, being her usual overly dramatic self.

“I just don’t like them. They’re bland, boring, and I’d rather have something else.” I replied, shrugging.

“Well that’s why you add things to them to make them more interesting. Like cheese, or olives, or tomatoes, or bacon, or-”

“If I have to add a laundry list of stuff to make it worth eating, why would I want to eat it?”

“Because they’re good for you.”

“Eh. Says some. Others say they’re bad, so that argument fails.” I insisted, egging her on. Getting her flustered was always fun, and I’d grown to enjoy our ridiculous conversations when I was still in school with her.

“Ok, well, they are filling, and have hardly any calories, so you work it all off quick.”

“Except for all that bacon and cheese.”

“Argh! So, run a few laps!”

“They just gross me out, so it doesn’t matter what’s put with them.”

“Why do they gross you out? They’re eggs.”

“Exactly! Eating dead, cooked babies – gross.”

She rolled her eyes at me, but I could see the smile tugging at the corners of her mouth. She was enjoying this too. Good.

“Ok, I give up. Have your boring bagel, and I’ll enjoy my fluffy, cheesy eggs.” She proved her point by inhaling a fork full of eggs.

I couldn’t help but laugh as she made a dramatic and noisy show of enjoying her breakfast, drawing the attention of the other patrons around us.

“Oh my gosh, people are looking. Do we need to get you a room?”

“For these eggs, maybe!”

We both broke out in giggles, and for a moment, I forgot about my mission.

It was difficult for me to see this bubbly, friendly, outgoing person in front of me as someone who would kidnap and torture my mom. Or at least, work with people who would kidnap and torture my mom. Something just didn’t feel right – something was off.

I had to figure it out, which still meant getting into Lesley’s group.

I had a lot of fun writing that scene, and I hope you enjoyed reading it!

To check out more of this book, pick up a copy of FREE on Amazon!

More to come soon! =D

Desi Pere is Now Perma-Free!!

Hiya guys!

I was going through my posts today, planning out some for the next few months, and realized I never made a post about this!

I asked for help to get Desi Pere perma-free, and it worked!! You all helped so much with that, and I’m so excited about it! I know I put a post on Facebook thanking people there, but I really wanted to put a thank you up here, as well.

SO! In case you haven’t picked up a copy, now’s the perfect time! It’s free, and a great chance to explore the first book in my Swirling Secrets Trilogy!

Check it out, and please be sure to leave a review if you read it! =D

Desi Pere
(Swirling Secrets, #1)

 Desi Pere

~Released: February 2nd, 2016
~Genres: Young Adult, Action, Adventure, Paranormal/Supernatural
Magnhild, is a freak. From her name, right down to the naturally bizarre visage she can’t seem to get rid of- she’s an odd duck. 
Her life has taken a swirling plunge into the drain the past few months, but it’s nothing compared to what’s coming. All she wants is to finish school, and start over somewhere fun. Fate, has other plans. 
Enter the Desi Pere underground organization, and three of it’s loyal members: They’ve enlisted Magnhild’s cooperation, whether she likes it or not. They mean to exploit her superhuman gifts, ones she didn’t think anyone knew about. Overnight, she’s dragged into a world, and a war, the normal world doesn’t even know exist. The bait: reuniting her with her mother, who’s supposed to be dead. 
Danger, confusion, deception, and self-loathing fog each decision Magnhild faces. She desperately hopes to find her mother, and bring meaning to her past of abuse and isolation. 
Will she see through the web society has spun around her, or fall captive to century-old lies? In her search for the truth, she discovers she cannot find what she seeks, without first becoming herself, accepting her inner strength, and embracing her bizarre life…

Thank you so much for reading, and if you feel so inclined, please share this freebie with your friends! =D

Perma-Free! NEED HELP!

Hiya guys!

So the surprise I mentioned in my last post, has a snag I didn’t realize.

I had planned to put “Desi Pere” as perma-free on Amazon. I failed to research it first though, and assumed I’d simply be able to change the price to $0.00 and call it good.


Amazon doesn’t work like that – they want to make some sort of money.

*face palm*

So! I have listed it as free on Smashwords. I also updated it to free in B&N, although it hasn’t updated yet – not sure how long that takes.

For those of you familiar with how Amazon perma-free works, you know what help I’m talking about. Basically, lots of people go to the book’s page on Amazon, and let them know of a lower price. If we can get that done, then the first book in the Swirling Secrets trilogy will be free, foreva!! Whoot! =D

I would love to see that happen guys – I have wanted it free since I decided to turn it into a trilogy, and wanted to have it happen today.

I feel awkward asking for help, but I would appreciate it so much!

If you wouldn’t mind, simply follow the links, and down under the book rankings in the info section, the option to “let us know of a lower price” should be available. It is listed as free on Smashwords, so simply enter that link, enter the prices as 0.00, and submit!

Amazon link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01BBMXJBM

Smashwords link: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/642539

Thank you so much!! 😀

Until it updates as free, I will be lowering the price to $0.99 – the lowest they’ll let me.

Can’t wait to see it as free everywhere!


It’s In Review!!

Hiya guys, happy Saturday!!

I’m so excited today, because I finished the cover design for Prae Lium! It’s just about ready to publish!

I also submitted it for review in CreateSpace (publisher for Amazon, for paperback copies), so once it’s approved, I can order a proof copy!

If it’s all lookin’ good, I can set the release date for October 3rd!! Booya!! So excited!!

I’ll let you guys know if it’s approved, and when I order a proof copy!

Ciao for now,


TGIF Peeps!

Hiya guys!! It’s finally Friday – whoot!! It’s so nice being on a Monday – Friday schedule now. Fridays actually mean something, and I can be excited for the weekend – whoot!

What are you guys doing this weekend? Anything fun planned? If not, be sure to fit some fun in there! =D

This week has been so emotional! I spent a few days fighting off a flu bug, which made me feel behind, and overwhelmed. There is so much to do right now, and I always seem to get sick right when I need to not be sick. Probably because I work myself too hard for too long, and by the time the final rush hits, I’m down! haha Oh well.

Anyway, I got over it enough to get back to work, and have finished up everything I hoped to do this week!

Mainly, getting Prae Lium up on Amazon, available for pre-order!!

I’m so excited, and having it on Amazon is the other half of what’s so emotional. Come October 3rd, I will have published an entire trilogy, in one year. Having a trilogy published is such a “wow” moment on it’s own, but then realizing I’ve done it all in one year, kind of blows my mind.

Like, “did I really do that? How?”

I’m so stoked though, because now that that’s out, I can focus on marketing it. And really, I can focus on starting some of my other projects! I’m so excited to get going on my other books.

I hope you’ll keep following me on this journey, and if you haven’t already done so, be sure to pick up a copy of Prae Lium on Amazon! If you haven’t read the first or second books yet, you can pick up copies of those as well, and get all caught up on this adventure!

Thanks a ton – you guys rock!

Ciao for now,