Splash Into Summer Giveaway

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Splash into summer with great books from your favorite YA authors!

The authors at Darkly Delicious YA have banded together for a huge giveaway. With lots of fun prizes, there's something for everyone.

One lucky winner will receive a $40 gift card.

Plus there are lots of other amazing prizes to be had.

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Good luck!

My Crazy, Happy Life

Saturday, June 14, 2014
Life is crazy. I'm sure I don't have to tell you guys. In my circle, it seems to get crazier the older I get. Recently I had a few big life events happen.

One: I got married (the wedding was amazing--and I promise when the photographer's pictures arrive I'll post a few more on my instagram). Aaaaaand for our mini-moon, we visited a glass treehouse in Bodega Bay (Northern California). It was absolutely beautiful. I want to go back one day and just write!

Two: I handed in my first round of edits of A MATTER OF TIME (the third and final book in the Angel Sight trilogy). They were extensive and tricky, but I got through them with what (I think) were my smartest choices yet. Hopefully. But we'll see when my editor gets a hold of them.

Three: I'm gearing up for the upcoming release of A SLITHER OF HOPE. That's right, August 5th is coming soon. For those of you interested, Chapter by Chapter is hosting the A SLITHER OF HOPE  blog tour--sign up here!

Also, A SLITHER OF HOPE is officially now available for pre-order (Amazon and The Book Depository).

And four (since apparently I'm still doing this counting thing): I'm working on a new project. Okay, it isn't necessarily NEW new, but it is one of the older projects on my list of projects I wanted to tackle this year. I'm rewriting it from chapter one all the way through. So, I'm stoked (yes, I'm from California, occasionally we do say things like stoked). And busy. But aren't we all?

Speaking of busy, what have you guys been up to? What are you doing (either in real life or writing life) that you're stoked about? ;)

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)


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!



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.

*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.


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.