Thursday, February 18, 2016

First Kisses and Zombies

Today, I have just a few book announcements!  

First off, a non-fiction guide to getting your first kiss!

How to Get a Guy to Kiss You by Jessica McKendry

"You’re in one of those once-in-a-lifetime situations and you’re sitting next to your crush. You’re not sure if he notices you until you look over and your eyes meet for just a moment. You want him to kiss you, but you’re not sure how to go about it, and before you know it…he’s gone. This book is a short guide for young women coming of age on how to make sure Mr. Right doesn’t walk away, and more importantly, how to get a guy to kiss you!"

This is a short informal guide for teen girls who are thinking about dating and dreaming about their first kiss.  There is a lot more than just kissing in this book too.  The author talks a lot about having confidence in yourself and whether you're really ready for a kiss at all and if not that's perfectly okay! I loved this short book, but I have to admit I'm a tad biased seeing the author is my teen daughter! :)

Available on Amazon as an e-book for $2.99:

About the Author:

Jessica McKendry is a 19 year old author who was born in Michigan, yet grew up all over the Northeastern United States.  She has been writing since she could read, but didn't write much more than poetry until she was 14 when she accidentally began writing what would become her debut novel, From the Ashes. Check out her website, blog, or follow her on Twitter (@JessicaMcKendry) for more information.

Now on to Zombies!

I'm a little late in posting this as the big release was in January!

The Undead Road by David Powers King

Nothing brings the family together like a zombie apocalypse …

Fifteen-year-old Jeremy Barnes would rather watch a zombie movie than shoot a real one, but he has no choice if his family wants to survive the end of the world. Their plan? Drive across the infected United States to a cabin in the Colorado Rockies without a scratch, but their trip takes a complicated detour in the middle of Nebraska when they find Kaylynn, a girl who can handle a baseball bat better than Jeremy can hold a .45 Berretta. And when they stumble into a sanctuary, Jeremy soon learns that Kaylynn is stronger than she looks—a deadly secret lies inside her.

After the radio picks up a distress call from Kansas City about a possible cure, Jeremy’s parents go with a team to investigate. They never return. The only way to find their parents is for Jeremy and his sister Jewel to rely on a dangerous girl who might just turn on them at any moment.

About the Author:

David Powers King was born in beautiful downtown Burbank, California where his love for film inspired him to be a writer. He is the co-author of the YA fantasy novel WOVEN, published by Scholastic. An avid fan of science fiction and fantasy, David also has a soft spot for zombies and the paranormal. He currently lives deep in the mountain West with his wife and three children.

I haven't read The Undead Road yet, but I'm really looking forward to it even though zombies aren't normally in my To Read list.  But not only does it sound like a great adventure, David is one of the first bloggers that I met when I started blogging and he's a great guy so I'm excited to help support his work!

Hope everyone is having a great week!


Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Measure Your Life in Love

Hi Everybody!

I’m finally back! 

I didn’t intend to take an entire year off blogging, but a whole lot of crazy stuff happened last year and all my creative energy seemed to be sucked into a giant black hole.  

But 2016 is a new year!  

I’ve taken lots of time to think, read, and recharge and I’m throwing myself full steam ahead into life.  
I learned a lot last year. Living through 2015, brought to the surface a lot of things which I already knew deep down but maybe had hidden; like no matter how hard I try, sometimes I just can’t protect my kids from going through traumatic experiences and that’s okay because usually they come out of it stronger; that I need to be thankful every day for all the love, family, and friendships I’ve been given; and that for me the purpose of life is love.  

The love of my husband, my kids, my parents and brothers, and in-laws, the love of my friends and maybe this sounds weird, but the love of all life, everyone and every living creature I come across. Life is precious and I intend to fully live and love in each moment I’m given. To smell a rose, and feel its petal’s velvety softness, to rescue a ladybug drowning in my dishwater, to reaching a box on the top shelf for an elderly lady at the grocery store.  If I can brighten one life each day I will have done my job.   

I’m excited about this year and the changes that I’m making, in my blog and my life.  I can’t see what the future holds but I know that as long as I live and love in the moment, everything else will be okay.  

I missed you guys and I can’t wait to see what you have all been up to!