September Giveaway Has Ended + a Poll

The September Giveaway has ended and the winners have been selected and e-mailed! Congratulations to Samantha Sglarat and Lenna Davison!

I already have some fun ideas for next month’s contest, which will have a Halloween-esque theme to the prize. I am really looking forward to December’s, and if you knew what was in store, you would be excited too >:]

If you hadn’t noticed, the website is going through some changes – and will proceed to for a while until I figure out everything I want added onto it. But that’s nothing to be concerned about. Everything functions as it should and I’m just working on some improvements here and there.

I have a poll going on right now to aid me in choosing between two different names for an important character whom is making her first appearance in the fourth Forevermore book. If you are interested in participating, click here! There are only two options, so it should be an easy decision on your behalf.

Also, Goodreads added a neat little function recently that I just signed up for. If there are any questions you want to ask me about any of my books, characters, writing in general, or my own personal life, go here and ask away! You can obviously ask me anything via comment or e-mail as well.

Lastly, I need to write up a post about my adventures inColorado! My husband, daughter, and I took a weeklong road trip from Arizona, through New Mexico, and up into Colorado and it was one of the best vacations of my life. I didn’t want to leave! But I will continue with that at a later date. I have an appointment to get ready for and then grocery shopping to do… sigh. Mundane life activities, why must you interfere with writing?

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September Giveaway – Signed Paperback!

I know, I know, this is a bit late, but with good reason! I was out of state when the calendar flipped. It was a lot of fun and it sort of makes me sad to be back home. I plan on posting more about my adventure soon. For now, though, I guess I should talk about why you’re all here reading this post.

September’s giveaway has begun!

I really liked getting to name two characters in Solstice after August’s winners, but for this month I wanted to give something more physical. This month I will be giving TWO lucky entrants their choice of my paperback novels – SIGNED!

If the paperback version that you want is not currently available on Amazon, do not worry, you can still pick it. Any book in the Nevermore, Forevermore, or Ani’mari series is up for grabs. The entry period for this contest is only one week, though, so be sure to enter soon!

Also, I wanted to make this giveaway easier to enter than ever before. You won’t need to re-subscribe to newsletters, like my Facebook page, or tweet anything (although I am always super appreciative to those that choose to do these things anyway!). All you have to do is answer five, easy questions! Answering all five (although only four are required), will get you five tickets in the drawing.

Thanks again, as always, everyone and ‘Let the odds be ever in your favor.’ ;]
Win a SIGNED K.A. Poe paperback!

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Solstice Release!

I am excited to announce that Solstice, the third book of the Forevermore series is OUT! It is already available on all e-book retailers aside from Apple, but I expect it to be on there within the week. Look below the image and blurb for links to where to purchase! :]

Also, Kismet is currently on promotion for only 99¢ for this weekend only, so if you haven’t grabbed it already, do it now while it’s on sale! :]

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DESTINIES aren’t always written in stone. 

There was one thing in Madison’s life keeping her grounded, but now he is gone too, stolen from her by the Nefastus leader Constantine. Along with Mathias, Chloe, Noah’s younger sister, has been taken to Romania – the same place where both Salem and Silas wait. But is it just a coincidence? Hannah thinks not.

Madison knows she must pursue them; she must save them all, but it seems once again as if she is the only one ready to take action. She has a secret though; a ticket that once uttered will send her mother in a frenzy to get to Romania, to reunite with a husband she thought was no more. Will she give her mother what she has wanted for sixteen years, or continue to hold it in? Is it truly a coincidence that both the Nefastus and Silas are now in Romania? And if not, is this all a trap? One thing is for certain, Madison’s destiny will be put to the test and some will remain in the country of the vampires forever.

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‘Solstice’ Release Day & Cover Reveal, Contest Winners

First and foremost – SolsticeBook Three of the Forevermore Series will be released on August 23rd! 

The August Giveaway has ended and the winners have been selected – Congratulations to Maribel Benitez and Crystal Mendoza!

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The names chosen are ‘Maribel’ after Maribel herself, and Robin in honor of the wonderful Robin Williams, who unfortunately passed away on August 11th, name courtesy of Crystal. I grew up obsessed with Mrs. Doubtfire, fell in love with Dead Poets Society, and the first movie I ever watched with my husband was What Dreams May Come. Mr. Williams has always been one of my most favored and adored actors, and my heart aches knowing that he is no longer with us. It has been hours since the news reached me of his passing, and I still cannot fathom that this truly happened. I had hoped it was another elaborate internet hoax, but alas, it wasn’t. May he rest in peace.

I shall begin pondering ideas for ways to enter to win next month’s contest, in which the winner [s] will receive something much more tangible! ;]

And without further ado, here is the cover for the upcoming third book! [It is a little different from the reveal on Facebook, as I adjusted 'Madison's' position on the cover] -

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August Giveaway – Be in the Book!

Hi everyone! As promised on Facebook yesterday (Aug. 1, 2014), I will be holding a giveaway every month for the remainder of the year! If you missed the Facebook post, I will paste it below so you do not have to go searching for it.

I just wanted to make a quick post to say two important things. First: July was my best month as an author. Thanks to all my readers like you, I sold over 3,000 books in July alone! I am deeply, truly thankful for all of you!

Second: In celebration for a stellar July, and to show my appreciation with more than just words, I will be having a contest every month with awesome prizes! The details regarding the first will be posted tomorrow afternoon (PDT) on this page, my Twitter, and through my e-mail list!

Thanks again everyone, I am working hard to get Forevermore, Book 3 in your hands later this month!

Again, I am truly thankful for you all! Now, without further delay, here is what you’re all waiting for — the giveaway!

Be in the Book!

Forevermore, Book 3 is nearing completion. There are two new witches in the novel who currently have placeholder names. They are waiting for you to enter, win, and name them! The first witch is a Pyromancer. Are you hot blooded like she is? Should she share your name? The second witch uses telekinesis. How many times have you wished you could move things with your mind? I’ve wished that at least ten times today already!

The two lucky winners of this contest will get to name the witches! Use your name and immortalize yourself in the novel, or choose a loved one’s. The only catch is that they have to be female names!

If you think this is exciting, you’re going to LOVE next month’s prize. It is something far heavier! ;]

Thanks again!

Name a minor (female character) x2!

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Catalyst

‘Catalyst’ Now LIVE!

One and a half months after the release of Kismet, I am excited to say that the sequel Catalyst is now live on Amazon!

For the first few days the book will be on a promotion – grab it for only 99¢ while the promotion lasts!
Click here to be directed to the Amazon page.

In Catalyst you get a deeper look inside Madison’s new life at Haven and meet some new characters. I had a great time creating this new world and the new characters and hope that you enjoy getting to know everyone!

It will be out on all other digital retailers within the week, as they distribute books slower than Amazon.

Here is the blurb:

Madison holds two secrets, one from the mortal world, and one from her mother. She is a witch. And her father is still alive. 

As she struggles to maintain a normal life, the weight of Salem’s existence tempts her to reveal a truth Alexis has longed for. If her mental struggles weren’t enough, it turns out that the Nefastus, an evil clan of witches, now not only know of her, but are determined to take her for their own nefarious plans. However, she does not stand alone against the darkness. 

Vowing to protect her, the Castus Clan has agreed to take in the young witch. But when her silver-haired guardian becomes the victim of his own magic, Madison is forced to act on her own. Meanwhile, the war that Madison’s vampiric aunt warned of is brewing. Will Madison be able to save the boy she is falling for without jeopardizing her destiny? One thing is for sure – the Nefastus are watching. One false step could not only seal the fate of the young, purple-eyed witch, but the entire world. 

Thank you to all of my beta readers and ARC readers for helping perfect the story! And a big thank you to all of my fans! I love you and all of your support!

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Vegas & Forevermore II Cover Reveal

Last week [June 27th, to be exact] I celebrated two greatly important dates in my life – the ninth anniversary of the day my husband and I officially became a couple, as well as the fourth anniversary of the day we got married. In honor of the occasion[s], we took a three day vacation to Las Vegas. We had visited the city once before, but it was during a four hour layover during a flight from Arizona to Tennessee, therefore we didn’t actually see anything beyond what was outside the nearest windows. We did, however, see the sphinx from the Luxor hotel through the aforementioned windows and both agreed that it was neat. The Luxor ended up being the destination choice for our mini vacation, and I have to say that I was pleased with our choice of a temporary place to stay.

When we arrived, we were tired from sitting in a car for five and a half hours and ready to get to our room as soon as possible. We lugged our belongings across the street from the parking garage and walked all of the way through the casino toward the registration desk. Unaware ahead of time that smoking indoors wasn’t outlawed in Las Vegas, we were dismayed to find that people were openly smoking everywhere and it was essentially inescapable. That was one of the few flaws of our vacation as a whole, but being asthmatic, it created some issues. Getting the keys for our room wasn’t easy and left us standing in this room filled with smoke – all because we registered via AAA and the information somehow didn’t get through all the way. However, in the end, it was worth it. The guy at the counter – after being on the phone with AAA for more than twenty minutes – kindly upgraded us to the Tower Premiere Suite, which was a huge upgrade from our basic Pyramid Deluxe room [a price difference of about $200 a night and 600 more square footage]. I admit that I figured we’d get something in return for their error and the time spent waiting, but I was not expecting that! Maybe one room up in price, not all of the way to the top! Either way – no complaints here!

The room itself was gorgeous and huge – and we’d initially thought we would be without a refrigerator because the Pyramid Deluxe doesn’t include one, so we brought along a cooler to store ice and soda bottles, but it turned out the new room had a fridge! I won’t go into much detail on the room in order to avoid boring you to death, but it was lovely and decked out in Egyptian themed items and furnishings. I wanted to take the bed home with me, it was that comfortable… and don’t even get me started on the soaking tub, that was the most comfortable thing in the world.

Our first night there was mostly dedicated to exploring the casino and the Excalibur Casino across from it. During the exploration, we came across some animal statues – a camel, ox [I think it was?] and lastly, a hippo. For some reason, I decided to name that hippo Borris and said hello to him every time we passed him on the way to our elevator. I even left him an autographed note saying I would miss him.

We spent the next day wandering around practically aimlessly, going through various casinos and shopping areas. We visited the M&M’s World store, Coca Cola World, and Hershey’s – I can’t believe there is so much merchandise dedicated to each of those! It was hot out, and regardless of the fact that I live in the desert, I do not bode well with heat – it makes me sick and miserable. At home, I am indoors the majority of the day and thus avoid being in the heat… but being that we were in Las Vegas to have fun and see the sights, I had to go out. By the time we made it to The Mirage, the one place I was most excited to go, I started getting sick – dizzy, nauseated, lightheaded, all of that fun stuff – and had to sit around drinking water until I felt stable enough to enter The Secret Garden.

I have adored cats, big and small, my whole life. I’d seen orange tigers in person before, but never a white one – so I was ecstatic about seeing them inside… so much so that I paid the fifteen [thirty if you include my husband's ticket] dollar entry fee just to see roughly ten different wild cats and a bunch of dolphins. It was my favorite part of the entire trip! I’d never seen dolphins before and have always been a little uneasy about them because they’re large sea creatures and I do not favor large sea creatures [mostly ones with jagged teeth and empty black eyes... you know the ones], but they were a thrill to see. We got to the dolphin area right in time to watch a training session, where some trainers fed the dolphins and had them demonstrate a few tricks while also telling the viewers all about the amazing creatures. They reminded me of dogs, in a way. I loved it.

Then came the big cats! White tigers, white lions, orange tigers, panthers, a jaguar – all beautiful and a wonder to see. Most of them were resting in the shade, but there were a couple that were playing in the water and climbing on the trees; it made me miss my own little kitties at home.

The worst part was the trek back to our hotel. We were three miles away and it was about 104 degrees out. And… we got lost. We’d been out since roughly 9:30 that morning and had been wandering for hours. It was about 2pm when we got to The Rainforest Cafe inside The M&M Casino. I was miserable. Actually, miserable doesn’t even come close to describing how I felt. My food was barely touched and the majority of the time I sat with my head in my hands. I ended up taking my food back to the room and eating it about thirty minutes after we got back. That was actually probably worse than the walk back to The Luxor.

It was a great experience and I had a wonderful time alone with my husband, exploring somewhere we’d never been and doing things we’d never done. We barely gambled, that being of little interest to us, and just enjoyed the time and experience together.

After returning home and resting for a day, I sat down and typed away at my new miniature laptop [it's a slim little 11.5 inch machine that I adore] until I reached over 10,000 words written in one evening. I had to go to bed despite wanting to stay up and finishing the book, but got up and completed it the next morning. Now it’s going through editing and soon will be sent off to my beta readers. I’m thrilled about it and can’t wait to hear everyone’s input!

Here is the cover for the second book, as well as the title reveal!

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‘Kismet’ now LIVE!

I am pleased to announce that Kismet is LIVE!

During this weekend, I am having a special 99¢ sale on Amazon, so grab it while it’s cheap! :]
Click here to be directed to the Amazon buying page.

At the moment, it is only available on Amazon, as most other retailers take a while longer to publish new work – but as soon as it’s available everywhere else, I will post about it on my Facebook page.

Last night was a hectic rush of making sure everything was ready to go and I did some last minute alterations to the cover. Staying up two hours later than my normal bedtime was a minor mistake that I am regretting a little right now, but I think in the end it will have all been worth it. I am ecstatic about this new release, and I know that a lot of my fans are as well.

I want to say a special thank you to all of my beta readers and ARC readers, your time and dedication has not gone unnoticed. I appreciate every second you spent reading the book and helping ensure that any errors were eradicated.

If all goes as planned, the second book will be out around July, during which beta and ARC submissions will be reopened.

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‘Kismet’ Cover Reveal & Beta / ARCs

I am excited to be unveiling the official cover for Kismet, the first book in the Forevermore series! The book should be out in about three weeks.

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Along with that excitement, if you aren’t on my mailing list [you ought to join it! Sign up here!], I would like to announce the addition of application pages for both beta readers and ARC reviewers.

For beta reading, go here.

For ARC reviewing, go here.

I look forward to potentially hearing from you!

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Forevermore Book One

The first book in the Forevermore series, titled Kismet, has been written and formatted, and is now going through editing. In the meantime, I am working on the second book in the series! It presently has no title, but I am more than ten thousand words into it. 

The majority of Kismet was written during Camp NaNoWriMo in April, and I completed the targeted forty thousand words [I had already written twenty thousand in the last week of the month prior] in seventeen days. Most of those days consisted of 3,000 – 5,000 word bursts, while others were only around 1,500. It all depended on what was going on during the day in particular. It was a lot of fun, and I look forward to participating in the next one in July.

I have also re-designed the Nevermore series covers and am very pleased with the outcome of each one! They feel much more fitting to the genre [and the stories as a whole], and I am glad that I finally found several stock photos of the same young girl that screamed ‘ALEXIS’ to me, and could finally have a different image for each book cover!

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