My Tethered Soul Cover Reveal

Friday, March 21, 2014
 As a friend and fellow Month9Booker, I'm honored to help host the cover reveal for Dorothy Dreyer's new book, My Tethered Soul. And not only do we get to see the cover reveal, but book one in her Reaper's Rite series has been updated, too. 
Now go on, enjoy the pretty. :)

First, the new cover for My Sister's Reaper (Reaper's Rite #1)



Synopsis

Sixteen-year-old Zadie’s first mistake was telling the boy she liked she could bring her dead sister back to life. Her second mistake was actually doing it.

When Zadie accidentally messes with the Reaper’s Rite that should have claimed her sister Mara, things go horribly wrong. Mara isn’t the same anymore—Zadie isn’t even sure she’s completely human, and to top it off, a Reaper is determined to collect Mara’s soul no matter what. Now Zadie must figure out how to defeat her sister’s Reaper, or let Mara die … this time for good.



Now, for the big reveal!


 



Synopsis

It’s been months since Zadie faced her sister’s Reaper, months during which she’s been under her mentor’s magical protection. But now that she’s turning seventeen, that protection is about to run out.

When dark forces lure Zadie to wander at night, she’s manipulated into committing unspeakable acts. With her friends and family at risk, Zadie must try to use her powers to break free from the Reaper’s grasp, or surrender to the Reaper’s Rite, which can only lead to death.






Author Bio

Dorothy Dreyer has always believed in magic. Born in Angeles City, Philippines, to a Filipino mother and American Father, Dorothy grew up a military brat, living in Massachusetts, South Dakota, Guam, New Jersey, and New York. She now lives in Frankfurt, Germany, with her husband, two teens, and two Siberian huskies. Dorothy not only writes books with some element of magic in them, but has a fondness for reading those kinds of books as well. She also enjoys movies, chocolate, take-out, and spending time with family and friends. She’s known to make a pretty sweet cupcake when she has the time. She also tends to sing sometimes, so keep her away from your Karaoke bars.

Don't forget to check out all of Dorothy's links!

Dorothy's Website: http://dorothydreyer.com
Dorothy's Twitter: http://twitter.com
Dorothy's Facebook Fanpage: http://facebook.com/AuthorDorothyDreyer


What?! I'm in serious cover love! What do you guys think? 


Looking forward to 2014

Friday, January 10, 2014
After a pretty difficult 2012, I have to say 2013 might have been my favorite year yet. Why, you ask? Well, because of all I got to do. My very first book was published, I wrote two more books, got engaged, went on a small book tour (which included signing at BEA!), attended my first writer's conference, visited somewhere I'd never been before, and met some truly incredible people.

How does one top a year of all that awesome?

Answer: you can try.

And that's my main goal for 2014. To try.
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*cue Yoda: Do or do not, there is no try*

Okay, while Yoda may feel that way, I'm a big fan of trying. I say, if you're not sure you can do something, just go for it. If you fail, at least you tried--and probably learned something in the process. And if you succeed, then WOOHOO! Am I right? You never know what you're really capable of unless you throw yourself off that high, scary ledge and jump. And this year, I'm prepared to reach for the stars.

While I haven't had time to actually sit down and make a yearly plan/goal thingie (what with copy edits for A SLITHER OF HOPE, doing a first edit on A MATTER OF TIME before I officially turn it in to my editor, and trying to plan a wedding), I do know of a few things I would love to accomplish.

To keep myself accountable, I'll list them here for everyone to see (please, feel free to hound me about these anytime this year).

My 2014 To-Do List

  • Revise A MATTER OF TIME (which I'm working on right now--about 1/3 of the way done)
  • Finish writing "Codename W", a super cool YA Sci-Fi I've been playing with for a while now.
  • Edit AB (a YA Contemporary Fantasy that needs the beginning rewritten then a very light edit) 
  • Edit "Codename W" (you guys, I'm so excited about this book!)
  • Write that YA Contemporary (standalone) that's been floating around in my head.
  • Edit GD (a book I need to add a little something to before I decide what to do with it)
  • Read (a ton)!
 
So there they are. The things I will try to do this year. For the most part this is the order I intend to work on them in. I think. But who knows once the muse gets a hold of them.

Obviously I'll be working on other things besides these. A blog tour for A SLITHER OF HOPE--releasing April 15th!!!!!!!--wedding planning, edits for A MATTER OF TIME, more wedding planning, blogging with the lovely people at both Indie Ignites and Darkly Delicious YA, some more life stuff I'm sure will creep in there somewhere (like actually getting married), copy edits for A MATTER OF TIME, and line edits for A MATTER OF TIME.

Whew!

All in all it's going to be a busy year and I'm looking forward to trying some great new things, tackling some challenging projects, and maybe even visiting somewhere new again.

Now, I've gone on and on about my goals for 2014. I'd love to hear some of yours.

A SHIMMER OF ANGELS Audiobook Release

Wednesday, October 30, 2013
I know it's been a long time since I've posted here. While I've been buckling down like a good writer, I've let the blog trickle down into obscurity. I can't promise I'll be able to keep with regular posts, but I can promise to keep everyone updated on the big things. In the spirit of that . . .

Yesterday, Audible released the A SHIMMER OF ANGELS Audiobook!

This news gives me ALL THE FEELS! As a big fan of audiobooks, I can hardly contain myself. Hearing Rayna's voice (there's a sample up on amazon and audible) is something I'd never thought could happen. Not in a million years.

If you start a 30-day trial with Audible, you can hear it for free. If not, you can purchase it through amazon. A tip I found on amazon, if you purchase the A SHIMMER OF ANGELS ebook (or have purchased it through amazon in the past) the audiobook will only cost you $2.99 (saving you 85% off the listed price, according to amazon). Not a bad deal, me thinks. ;)

And if I can just take another moment to say: To those of you who have embraced Rayna, Cam, Kade, Lee, and all the crazy that goes along with it, I wanted to say thank you (again). This never would have been possible without you.

Now, I'm just going to sit here, listening to my book, drinking a cup of tea, smiling ridiculously wide, and feeling all the feels.

Dear Teen Me

Wednesday, August 21, 2013
If you haven't heard of Dear Teen Me, it's where authors write letters to their teen selves. My teenage years weren't easy. Some of you may know this, some of you may not. So when the opportunity arose for me to contribute, I jumped at the chance.

My Dear Teen Me post is up today. If you're interested, you can find it here.

It wasn't an easy letter to write, so I appreciate all of your support. Thanks in advance, guys.

~Lisa :)

Upcoming Event!

Sunday, July 14, 2013

San Diego, here I come! (well, in a few weeks).

On August 6th (at 7:00 P.M.) I'll be at the famous Mysterious Galaxy Bookstore along with friend and fellow Month9Books author, Heather L. Reid. Not only will we be signing copies of PRETTY DARK NOTHING and A SHIMMER OF ANGELS, but we'll also be entertaining the crowd and taking questions.

I can't tell you guys how excited I am for this one.

If you'll be in the San Diego area, we would love to see you!

For more info on the event, click here. For more info on Mysterious Galaxy Bookstore, click here.

Swoon Romance Cover Reveals

Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Today I have the pleasure of introducing you to not one, but two brand new covers from Swoon Romance.

The first is Effortless With You by Lizzy Charles

Synopsis:
School is out and Lucy is ready for the perfect summer: lazy days at the pool, invitations to the most exclusive parties, and romantic dates with her hot new boyfriend. That is, until she lands in trouble one too many times and her parents issue the ultimate punishment: a summer job. Suddenly, the summer can't end fast enough.

To make matters worse, the job is painting houses with Justin, the most popular, egotistical guy in school. Spending all summer with Justin might be other girls' dreams, but definitely not Lucy's. After all, Justin is cocky, annoying, and a jerk. So what if he's the most beautiful jerk Lucy's ever seen? Or that his grin makes her forget she’s mad at the world? Or that maybe, just maybe, there's more to Justin than Lucy realizes. Only one thing is certain: it won’t be the summer she wanted, but it might be exactly the one she needs.



My BEA Wrap-Up

Wednesday, June 19, 2013
So, my trip to New York started off a little rough. I flew into JFK on Tuesday (with the fiancé). It was a five and a half hour flight, which wasn't so bad. JFK was THE craziest airport I have ever seen. There were people everywhere. And it was raining. We waited forty-five minutes for our shuttle. It took us another hour and a half to get into Manhattan. The shuttle driver was pretty awesome though, but he dropped off the other twelve people before us. Now, I don't know what our overall travel time was, but we left our house at five in the morning (Pacific time) and checked into our hotel sometime after seven at night (Eastern time). The good news? My mom took the train up from Richmond, VA to meet us (and she checked us in--which was pretty awesome).

The three of us went to dinner, close to the hotel, and walked around the corner to check out Times Square. I've been to New York once before, so I have witnessed the awe that is Times Square at night. Still, it's impressive. Then we all went to bed. The fiance and I slept in Wednesday morning (still on the wrong time zone) and missed breakfast. But it was all worth it when we arrived at Javits Center to pick up my badge! I couldn't tell you what we did the rest of the day, because Thursday was my signing day! Exciting!

Me at my book signing, with Jackie Morse Kessler helping out
I was scheduled for a half an hour to sign fifty copies of A SHIMMER OF ANGELS, generously provided by Month9Books. The problem was I ran out of books in less than fifteen minutes! Meeting so many people with such wonderful things to say about my book was so indescribably amazing. You all make my world go round. Seriously.


Georgia McBride and Shannon Delany were up next. Shannon signed huge, beautiful postcards for Month9Books upcoming charity anthology VERY SUPERSTITIOUS (benefiting the SPCA), while Georgia signed copies of her highly anticipated angel novel, PRAEFATIO. Psst. That's Heather Reid and Shannon Duffy in line.


Jackie Morse Kessler and Mari Mancusi signed postcards for VERY SUPERSTITIOUS next.  To the right of Jackie is Month9Books' Author Liason, Jennifer Million (cute, sweet, and laugh-out-loud funny).

I had the opportunity to speak to Jackie (after chatting a bunch on twitter, and duh, being a huge fan of her work) before her signing. She was so gracious and sweet and personable. Can anyone say fangirl? Because I am still so in awe of her and how damn funny she was.

And then it happened. I met...Miriam Kriss. *faints* *gets back up* For those of you who don't write, or aren't in the market for a literary agent, let me just say, Miriam Kriss is an agent with the Irene Goodman Literary Agency. And she is a rockstar who represents such amazing authors as Month9Books own upcoming authors Jackie Morse Kessler, Sarah Bromley, and anthology author Karen Mahoney. As well as my writing idol, Keri Arthur. *Faints again* She was sweet, funny, and so great. It was one of the highlights of the week, for sure.

After all the Month9Books events were done, Heather Reid (author of PRETTY DARK NOTHING), Dorothy Dreyer (author of MY SISTER'S REAPER), and I skipped over an isle or two to meet the Scene 13 crew. Here are the ladies of the Scene 13 blog.

Dorothy Dreyer, myself, and Kelly Hashway (author of the TOUCH OF DEATH series from Spencer Hill Press, and the upcoming INTO THE FIRE from Month9Books).