Friday, March 30, 2012

YA Indie Carnival - Spring Break

It's that time of the week again, and the YA Indie Carnival sponsors are sharing spring break scenes. This is a great topic for me since The Warrior Series is set in beautiful Galveston Island, the perfect spring break location.  

Having worked as a nurse at UTMB (the Island's only hospital) for years and since I still reside near the very touristy destination, I've learned more than some (less than others) about the gulf city's rich, colorful, and - at times - traumatic past. In fact, I have used (or will use) every single morsel of the place's haunted history to build the paranormal world within which Allison La Crosse and The Disciples of the Cross live.

Because Galveston and its citizens have become silent and endearing characters within the series, fans of the books have embarked upon tours to explore the unique places mentioned (see post YA Indie Carnival - Favorite Fan Experience).

Take a few minutes to enjoy Allison's weekend of swimming and body surfing with Brody while reading this excerpt from Warriors of the Cross  (The Warrior Series, #1).

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I dashed into my room.  I forgot about James and his sadness the second I thought about being in so few clothes in front of Brody. 

I found a red and white two-piece with tags still intact and – as luck would have it – my size.  Like every other time that I went to the beach, I applied liberal amounts of sunscreen.  Diligent, I massaged it from the top and worked my way down: face, ears, neck, shoulders, arms, legs, and feet.

Once I finished proactively preventing skin cancer, I found a phenomenal white cover-up with red embroidered stitching.  I slipped it over the swimsuit, looked into the mirror, and decided it was as good as it was going to get.  I braced myself and exited the room.

“We are going out the front.  That way we won’t be stopped by James or The Sisters,” he said, intertwining his hand with mine and showing me how to sneak out the front of the house. 

On the beach, I had a renewed sense of confidence after discarding the cover-up.  Brody’s approval was obvious as he inspected me from my feet up to my eyes.  His scan was as calming and gentle as the strokes to my arm the night before.

Of course, seeing him shirtless for the first time, I performed my own quick glance.  With it, I appreciated his sculptured physique.  The accenting shadows underneath his bulging muscles were as much a part of him as his strikingly tanned skin. 

He took my hand, and we waded out into the waves where he began teaching me how to body surf. 

“The perfect wave needs to come to your shoulders.  Once you find it, let it hit you from behind and carry you all the way to the beach,” he coached, seriously. 

Making it into the deeper part of the warm water, I swayed with the battering of a few large swells.  With my wavering, Brody grabbed my waist and give me time to stabilize my foot-hold.

“Better,” he said protectively.

He waited for my nod before releasing his hold.

This was the first time I had done anything more than walk through the beach side water.  Despite that detail, I had a strong sensation that I had spent my entire life swimming the foamy waves.  Brody and I rode them until the instant that I saw someone mounting an elaborately designed surfboard.

Speaking without thinking, I asked, “Brody, do you have a surf board I could use?” 

“Yeah, give me a few minutes.  I’ll go get a couple,” he said, as if he had been inspired also.

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1.Laura A. H. Elliott author of Winnemucca & 13 on Halloween, Book 1 in the Teen Halloween Series2.Bryna Butler, author Midnight Guardian series
3.Heather Self4.T. R. Graves, Author of The Warrior Series
5.Suzy Turner, author of The Raven Saga6.Cheri Schmidt, author of the Fateful Trilogy
7.Rachel Coles, author of Into The Ruins, geek mom blog 8.K. C. Blake, author of Vampires Rule and Crushed
9.Patti Larsen, The Hunted series and The Hayle Coven series10.Amy Maurer Jones, Author of The Soul Quest Trilogy
11.Dani Snell's Refracted Light Reviews 12.Fisher Amelie, author of The Understorey
13.M. Leighton, Blood Like Poison Series, Madly, The Reaping 14.Kimberly Kinrade, Bits of You & Pieces of Me, Forbidden Mind
15.Madeline Smoot, Missing, Summer Shorts, and The Girls16.Cidney Swanson, author of Rippler
17.Gwenn Wright, author of Filter18.TG Ayer
19.Melissa Pearl, Author of The Time Spirit Trilogy20.Heather M. White, author of The Destiny Saga
21.Roots in Myth, PJ Hoover22.Courtney Cole Writes
23.Four Seasons of Writing: Variable like the Employment

Monday, March 26, 2012

Forbidden Mind & 9 Free Books

She reads minds.
He controls minds.
Together, they might get out alive.

Everyone loves to dabble in the forbidden, which is why Evolved Publishing is giving you a free teaser into the award-winning Forbidden Trilogy by author Kimberly Kinrade.

On Tuesday, March 27th, Forbidden Mind, a YA paranormal thriller/romance and winner of the Forward National Literature Award, will be FREE on Amazon, on the same day the sequel, Forbidden Fire, launches!

Read a free sample of Forbidden Mind and get it FREE here>> http://amzn.to/GS1F2

Check out some of these reviews:

"...a thrilling, dark and deeply romantic read that had me sitting on the edge of my seat and eagerly awaiting the next installment." - Refracted Light Young Adult Book Reviews

"Do not make any plans on the day you begin, as once you start, you will not be able to put it down." - L.M. Stull

"...hooked me in from the beginning." - L.E. Manning

"Forbidden Mind is beautifully written and worth your reading time." - BookWormSans


Sam thinks she's months away from freedom. After spending her life in a secret school, rented out to the rich and powerful as a paranormal spy, she is ready to head to college like any normal eighteen-year-old.

Only Sam isn't normal. She reads minds. And just before her big going-away party, she links to the mind of a young man who changes everything.

Drake wasn't raised as a 'Rent-A-Kid.' He was kidnapped and taken there by force. But his exceptional physical strength and powers of mind control make him very dangerous, especially to Sam.

When they meet, Sam is forced to face the truth of her situation, and to acknowledge that not all is as it seems in her picture-perfect world. For what awaits her on her eighteenth birthday isn't a trip to college, but an unexpected nightmare from which she may not be able to escape.

To survive, they must work together.

But will their powers be enough to save them before it's too late?

Get it FREE here> http://amzn.to/GS1F24
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More Forbidden?

Do you like to have the next book in a series ready to go before you read the first? Have you already read Forbidden Mind and are chomping at the bit to find out what happens next?

The sequel, Forbidden Fire, officially launches on Tuesday as well. Twice the length as Forbidden Mind, with more of the characters we love: Sam, Drake, Lucy and Luke! So get Forbidden Mind for free and pick up the sequel at the same time.

Read a sample and get Forbidden Fire here>> http://amzn.to/GQENvy

About Forbidden Fire

She escaped, but she'll never be free.

"Time held no meaning as my mind darted in and out of memories. Past and present collided to create a full-sensory collage out of my life: playing hide-n-seek with my best friends Luke—who always cheated by walking through walls when he was about to be caught—and Lucy; Mr. Caldrin critiquing my sketches and offering ideas to make them more realistic; targets changing faces, blending into the same person, their thoughts rippling through my mind like waves. Through it all, a demon stalked me from the shadows of my memories, never quite showing its face, but crouching, waiting.

And then I dreamed...."

Sam and Drake may have escaped, but they aren't free—not with a powerful Seeker after them. As Sam struggles with the ethics of her new powers and embraces a blossoming physical relationship with Drake, Lucy and Luke face challenges of their own.

With forces coalescing inside and outside the Rent-A-Kid dorms, it's only a matter of time before the fire they started forces each of them to make choices they can't undo. But will it be enough to save them?

Read a sample of Forbidden Fire and get it here>> http://amzn.to/GQENvy

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More FREE books?

Yup! It's not over yet! Evolved is offering 8 more free books on Tuesday, in addition to Forbidden Mind, including Kimberly Kinrade's children's illustrated fantasy chapter book, Lexie World. http://amzn.to/xxMzaA

Written for 4-9 year olds, but great for all ages, Lexie discovers the consequences of her littering. Lexie World is overrun by Garbage Goblins and she and her sisters must cross the Waters of Waste, climb the Mountain of Lost Clothes, and retrieve a piece of the Mirror of Ice, in order to break the curse and save the world.

With the help of her new Unicorn friends, Lexie must find the courage to face her fears and find her true self in this wonderful adventure book for children.

Read a sample of Lexie World and get it FREE here>> http://amzn.to/xxMzaA

And if you like this book, check out the next in the series, Bella World. Bella learns important lessons about sharing and anger from a misunderstood Dragon in Bella World.

Read a sample of Bella World here>> http://amzn.to/GOdZl0

Want another YA paranormal fantasy, a zombie western, an epic fantasy, a psychological thriller, an inspirational memoir, a Native American historical fiction and an anthology for FREE as well? Check them out here>> http://bit.ly/zXJER7

Wow! What a day. Fill up your kindle for FREE and enjoy 9 great books, plus pick up 2 sequels.

No Kindle? No problem! Amazon offers free apps for your PC, Mac, iPhone, iPad or smart phone right under the BUY button on the product page. Just download and enjoy a ton of FREE books.

Enjoy all these great books and come back and tell us what you thought. We'd love to hear about your favorites.

Forbidden deals never looked so good!


Sunday, March 25, 2012

The Lost Soul by Suzy Turner

Join me in checking out my friend and fellow author's final book in The Raven Saga, The Lost Soul.  It is now.... AILABLE!!                                                                                                                   The Lost Soul (The Raven Saga #3) by

BLURB:
December and Lilly have got their work cut out for them. Not only are they desperately trying to figure out the identity of the Lost Soul, and track him down, they've also got to investigate why Powell River's newest resident has got all of their men falling at her feet.

But when they learn that the Nephilim might be involved, it becomes clear that they're all in extreme danger...

EXCERPT:

The stench of something rotten filled the air as the man tried to lift his heavy head. Opening his eyes, it took a moment for them to adjust to the strange dull light of a new day.

Wincing, he managed to hold his head up just long enough to notice the smell belonged to a rotting corpse to his side. He heaved, but there was nothing left in his stomach. He hadn't eaten in days.

Weak, cold and hungry, he curled into a ball on the mossy ground and sobbed.

When he no longer had the strength to even do that, he stared up at the sky; the orange and yellow hues entwined in a rainbow effect as far as his eyes could see.

The only sounds that could be heard were his rough breathing combined with the gentle whooshing of the silver trees that surrounded the deep ditch within which he found himself.

A hummingbird appeared from nowhere, hovering above him, flying up and down and around his face. The man tried to focus his eyes upon it but his vision had become blurry.

When the bird came to an abrupt halt almost touching his nose, he realised it wasn't a bird at all.

A faint giggle erupted from the creature, making him jump.

"No, this can't be," he whispered, hoarsely.

The little creature with large blue wings nodded back, "Yes, it can," she responded, "I can see you are in dire need of help. I will gather my friends and we will return to get you out of here. You will be safe. Do not worry."

Disappearing out of sight in a flash, the man collapsed once more before he fell into a deep sleep.

Friday, March 16, 2012

The Iron King (Iron Fey #1) by Julie Kagawa

The Iron King (Iron Fey #1) by

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ (5 Stars)

Let me start off by saying this is a wonderfully written book, and has created a great new world within it.  It took me a little longer than usual to really get into it, but that was about me and not the book or the author.  Once the story took a turn and Meghan Chase and Puck made it to the world of fairies, I was forced to ignore my day-to-day stresses and focus fully on the story.

Meghan is my favorite kind of heroine.  She cares more about her family's and friend's safety more than her own.  She proves this time and time again in ways that make the story interesting and intriguing...and worth continuing.

I love the triangle between Meghan, Prince Ash, and Puck and look forward to seeing Puck's next move.  He does not seem like the kind of man to go down without a long and hard fought battle.

This book is so good that I immediately bought the next three in the series in order to find out where Meghan's promises - and heart - take her next. 

 review coming soon.




YA Indie Carnival - Luck of the Irish Excerpts

In honor of the religious holiday, the YA Indie Carnival sponsors are showcasing St. Patrick's Day excerpts. 

As the parents of two beautiful strawberry blond-haired kids, my husband and I celebrate this holiday with a vengeance.  In fact, we've all come to think of the day as one celebrating their most unique traits: stunning porcelain skin, light-catching copper highlights, and enviable sprinklings of freckles.  My husband and I - who have dark-brown hair - still can't believe our luck (times two) and celebrate our good fortune by treating St. Patrick's Day like it's a March Valentine's Day.  We shower our children with love for the Irish embedded deep within their genes and their souls.

Now, I can't say I have any sort of excerpts related to luck, but I do have those detailing the traditionally Irish physical characteristics of the heroine of The Warrior Series.  Allison La Crosse's every trait was created to make sure my daughter - fourteen at the time - understood her looks were those of the gifted and special, and they should be preserved rather than hidden or covered up.  My daughter just turned eighteen and - thankfully - she is very comfortable in her skin. 

Enjoy the excerpt.
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Rather than endure another reprimand, I kept my next round of thoughts to myself.  I mulled over a few of the lifelong questions asked by friends and neighbors.  Everyone always noticed I bore no resemblance to my siblings, parents, or relatives.  As much as I hated to admit it, they were right.

Most of my physical traits were unique.  Besides being distinct, they were puzzling because they were unheard of within the La Crosse or the Etue Families.  I know this because my regular searches throughout the last one hundred years of my Indian and Cajun family ancestors have come up empty.

At 5’ 11’, I had grown taller than any woman in my immediate or extended family.  The only visible quality shared with my sisters was the hour-glass shape and strong arms and legs.  My thick, straight, strawberry blonde mane was inimitable.  And, no one known by my family had the same light colored and sparsely freckled skin as mine.

“Remember when we were little and played dress-up?  It was so much fun to make believe that we were different people,” I blurted out unexpectedly.

“Yeah.  You remember how we thought you were really a princess because of your birthmark.  I used to envy you for havin’ that.  It’s so lovely.  I’m still convinced there is some reason you have it,” she confessed, smiling in a fond and faraway daze.

She was right.  I had a blood red, raised birthmark in the shape of a cross within the soft trough below my right hipbone.  Given my last name, La Crosse (the cross), its presence seemed more purposeful than coincidental.  At times, I felt special for having such a significant symbol naturally tattooed on my body.  Other times – like now – it throbbed like it was a living entity.  Today, I could almost feel its beat speeding up the closer we got to Galveston.  The less of a distance there was between me and the island the more aware I was of its existence.

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1.Laura A. H. Elliott author of Winnemucca & 13 on Halloween, Book 1 in the Teen Halloween Series2.Bryna Butler, author Midnight Guardian series
3.Heather Self4.T. R. Graves, Author of The Warrior Series
5.Suzy Turner, author of The Raven Saga6.Cheri Schmidt, author of the Fateful Trilogy
7.Rachel Coles, author of Into The Ruins, geek mom blog 8.K. C. Blake, author of Vampires Rule and Crushed
9.Patti Larsen, The Hunted series and The Hayle Coven series10.Amy Maurer Jones, Author of The Soul Quest Trilogy
11.Dani Snell's Refracted Light Reviews 12.Fisher Amelie, author of The Understorey
13.M. Leighton, Blood Like Poison Series, Madly, The Reaping 14.Kimberly Kinrade, Bits of You & Pieces of Me, Forbidden Mind
15.Madeline Smoot, Missing, Summer Shorts, and The Girls16.Cidney Swanson, author of Rippler
17.Gwenn Wright, author of Filter18.TG Ayer
19.Melissa Pearl, Author of The Time Spirit Trilogy20.Heather M. White, author of The Destiny Saga
21.Roots in Myth, PJ Hoover22.Courtney Cole Writes
23.Four Seasons of Writing: Variable like the Employment


Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Kony 2012 - Help Invisible Children Become Visible

Sometimes, there are things you hear...things you see that are so horrific you can no longer look away from them.  When that happens, everyday life - benign problems - becomes unimportant, and things are put into perspective.  Today, that happened for me. 

My socially conscious daughter insisted I watch a video.  I rolled my eyes and claimed I didn't have 30 minutes to spend watching a video on Youtube.  She begged me to do it anyway and even went so far as to pull it up on my computer and watch it with me.

Early in the video, passionate and powerful words, ones that will resonate with me forever, were spoken by the man who made the documentary.  "Who are you to end a war?  I'm here to tell you...Who are you not to?" 

This video will make you laugh.  Then, it will make you cry.  No.  Not cry.  Sob.  When Jacob breaks down over the death of his brother and claims that he wanted to die so he could see him again, I ached.  The brilliant men spearheading this cause know how powerful 'united voices' can be, and they are taking advantage of it.  Join me in empowering this revolution.  Make Kony famous in 2012 and help The Invisible Children become visible.

Pledge HERE to make a difference.

Donate HERE to shape the world.



WHO IS JOSEPH KONY?

JOSEPH KONY IS THE WORLD’S WORST WAR CRIMINAL. IN 1987 HE TOOK OVER LEADERSHIP OF AN EXISTING REBEL GROUP AND RENAMED IT THE LORD’S RESISTANCE ARMY (LRA).
THE LRA HAS EARNED A REPUTATION FOR ITS CRUEL AND BRUTAL TACTICS. WHEN JOSEPH KONY FOUND HIMSELF RUNNING OUT OF FIGHTERS, HE STARTED ABDUCTING CHILDREN TO BE SOLDIERS IN HIS ARMY OR “WIVES” FOR HIS OFFICERS. THE LRA IS ENCOURAGED TO RAPE, MUTILATE, AND KILL CIVILIANS–OFTEN WITH BLUNT WEAPONS.
THE LRA IS NO LONGER ACTIVE IN NORTHERN UGANDA (WHERE IT ORIGINATED) BUT IT CONTINUES ITS CAMPAIGN OF VIOLENCE IN DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO, CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC, AND SOUTH SUDAN. IN ITS 26-YEAR HISTORY, THE LRA HAS ABDUCTED MORE THAN 30,000 CHILDREN AND DISPLACED AT LEAST 2.1 MILLION PEOPLE.

WHAT IS THE GOAL OF KONY 2012?

INVISIBLE CHILDREN HAS BEEN WORKING FOR 9 YEARS TO END AFRICA’S LONGEST-RUNNING ARMED CONFLICT. U.S. MILITARY ADVISERS ARE CURRENTLY DEPLOYED IN CENTRAL AFRICA ON A “TIME-LIMITED” MISSION TO STOP KONY AND DISARM THE LRA. IF KONY ISN’T CAPTURED THIS YEAR, THE WINDOW WILL BE GONE.

WE ARE TAKING ACTION TO ENSURE THESE TWO THINGS:

1) THAT JOSEPH KONY IS KNOWN AS THE WORLD’S WORST WAR CRIMINAL.
2) THAT THE U.S. MILITARY ADVISERS SUPPORT THE UGANDAN ARMY UNTIL KONY HAS BEEN CAPTURED AND THE LRA HAS BEEN COMPLETELY DISARMED. THEY NEED TO FOLLOW THROUGH ALL THE WAY AND FINISH WHAT THEY HAVE STARTED.

WHY ARE WE MAKING JOSEPH KONY "FAMOUS"?

INVISIBLE CHILDREN’S KONY 2012 CAMPAIGN AIMS TO MAKE JOSEPH KONY FAMOUS, NOT TO CELEBRATE HIM, BUT TO RAISE SUPPORT FOR HIS ARREST AND SET A PRECEDENT FOR INTERNATIONAL JUSTICE. IN THIS CASE, NOTORIETY TRANSLATES TO PUBLIC SUPPORT. IF PEOPLE KNOW ABOUT THE CRIMES THAT KONY HAS BEEN COMMITTING FOR 26 YEARS, THEY WILL UNITE TO STOP HIM.
SECONDLY, WE WANT KONY TO BE FAMOUS SO THAT WHEN HE IS STOPPED, HE WILL BE A VISIBLE, CONCRETE EXAMPLE OF INTERNATIONAL JUSTICE. THEN OTHER WAR CRIMINALS WILL KNOW THAT THEIR MASS ATROCITIES WILL NOT GO UNNOTICED OR UNPUNISHED.

Friday, March 2, 2012

YA Indie Carnival - Breaking Through Writer's Block

This week, the YA Indie Carnival sponsors will be sharing techniques for persevering through writer's block.  The condition dreaded by every author ever can happen at any time and in any place.  When it begins crippling my progress and impacting the quality of the story, I do lots of unique things to make sure the story does not suffer a fatal blow.  In every case so far, I've managed to break the barrier down, get my characters out of the hole I've painted them into, and move forward.

In order to make it through, there are a few things I do in order to prevent full-blown panic mode.  I...
  1. start at the beginning of the story and read it. 
    • This grounds me and reminds me where I was going.  Also, refocusing gives me a chance to see where the book's path began falling apart.  Because I'm obsessive compulsive, I begin the editing process while I'm at it. That makes me feel like the use of my time is productive.  If this doesn't work, I... 
  2. read someone else's book. 
    • When I read for this specific purpose, I begin a book I've already read so I can stop as soon as I break through the block.  This is important because if I begin a new book, I won't stop until it's finished (breakthrough or not).  If this does not work, I...
  3. keep writing, knowing I may have to delete or update every word written. 
    • My most memorable scenes were written while I was enduring some powerful blocks, ones that made me question what I do and why I do it.  After racking my brain for a few hours about where I am going with the story and which characters are going there with me, I stop and change gears all together and write some other part of the book.  Leave that scene behind for awhile.  I've come to realize that readers are very intuitive.  They know when authors force a scene, and they are willing to tell everyone about the story's weaknesses.  Inevitably, their comments will negatively impact sales, and it is not worth it.  Take some time, walk away, and come back refreshed and ready to tackle the scene from a new perspective. 
      • Below, I've included the Prologue for Warriors of the Cross.  It was written during one of my more frustrating blocks.  At the time, I decided to regroup and concentrate on something new.    Taking my mind off Allison's life, I decided to introduce a new character, one who would never be formally introduced in The Warrior Series.  While I was writing about her, I decided to make her entrance as unforgettable as possible.  By the time I finished with these few pages, I was back on target and ready to get to the business of writing Allison's story.
ENJOY!!

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Prologue
Galveston, Texas
1986
All peace and calm ended the second the patient presented to the emergency room.  Julia was the on-call physician when he came in, and she knew it would be life changing. 

“Please, I’m begging of you.  Save my son,” the mother, Angela Demorte, wailed while desperately kissing Julia’s feet. 

“God gave you the power to save people.  My son, my only remaining child, needs you,” Angela pled through her body shaking sobs.

Do not save him.  This is the boy of your dreams.  If you do, he will kill your unborn baby and begin unstoppable events.

The prophetic voices echoing through Julia’s mind refused to be quieted.  Believing every commanding word spoken, she knew better than to ignore the message.  The impossible thing to overlook was the violent way the young boy was passing.  He was just seconds from his death.

“I’m sorry, Ms. Demorte.  I want to help you, but you have been misinformed.  Your son is dying, and there is nothing I can do for him,” said Julia, stepping away from the boy and making sure to avoid even one ounce of skin-to-skin contact with him.  She knew the second she touched him all options would vanish.  She would not be able to walk away regardless of the ramifications.

With Julia’s lie and Devin’s final seizure, the baby in Julia’s stomach began to revolt. 

Putting her hand over her belly and rubbing, Julia felt the outline of two arms and two feet rambunctiously striking from the inside.  Her ability to hear her baby’s thoughts – read her emotions – meant she understood the infant was throwing a kicking-and-screaming fit.

Save him!  Let me save him! 

The baby begged in the same heart-wrenching manner of the boy’s mother.

NO! 

Julia refused.  Loving the baby unconditionally, she wanted to give in to the naive request…one made without regard for the consequences.

Without warning, Julia lost control of her body’s actions.  Her feet moved in the opposite direction of the one she intended to go.  As she reached for the unconscious and deathly grey Devin, her stomach’s hands protruded underneath the skin’s surface. 

“NO!  NO!  NO!” 

Julia screamed aloud.  She was too afraid for her baby to care who heard her.

Yes, Mommy! 

The infant disputed her decision and followed through with her plan to save the boy even if it meant death for both of them.  With Julia as the median, the fetus reached out to touch Devin.

When she gripped his palm there was a surge of electricity comparable to the sustained shock of a Taser gun.  Julia was unable to remove her hand from the source of her pain, Devin.

As if in a nightmare, she was powerless to prevent her baby from suffering the painful sear of the neuromuscular weakness. 

      Regretting her failure as a mother and melting to the ground in a withering ball of agony, Julia lost consciousness. 

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1.Laura A. H. Elliott author of Winnemucca & 13 on Halloween, Book 1 in the Teen Halloween Series2.Bryna Butler, author Midnight Guardian series
3.Heather Self4.T. R. Graves, Author of The Warrior Series
5.Suzy Turner, author of The Raven Saga6.Cheri Schmidt, author of the Fateful Trilogy
7.Rachel Coles, author of Into The Ruins, geek mom blog 8.K. C. Blake, author of Vampires Rule and Crushed
9.Patti Larsen, The Hunted series and The Hayle Coven series10.Amy Maurer Jones, Author of The Soul Quest Trilogy
11.Dani Snell's Refracted Light Reviews 12.Fisher Amelie, author of The Understorey
13.M. Leighton, Blood Like Poison Series, Madly, The Reaping 14.Kimberly Kinrade, Bits of You & Pieces of Me, Forbidden Mind
15.Madeline Smoot, Missing, Summer Shorts, and The Girls16.Cidney Swanson, author of Rippler
17.Gwenn Wright, author of Filter18.TG Ayer
19.Melissa Pearl, Author of The Time Spirit Trilogy20.Heather M. White, author of The Destiny Saga
21.Roots in Myth, PJ Hoover22.Courtney Cole Writes