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The Fall of Lord Drayson Cover Reveal & $25 Giveaway

Posted by on Jan 29, 2016 in Book Features, For Adults | 0 comments

Coming soon from USA Today Bestselling Author Rachael Anderson

The Fall of Lord Drayson

Who is he really? A high and mighty Lord, or a lowly servant?

When Colin Cavendish, the new earl of Drayson, informs Lucy Beresford that she and her mother have two months to vacate the house they’ve called home for the past two years, Lucy is fit to be tied.They have no money, no relations they can turn to for help, and nowhere to go. How dare the earl break the promise his father had made to the Beresfords without so much as a twinge of conscience?

Mere hours later, Lucy discovers the earl unconscious and injured in the middle of the road. Grudgingly, she takes him into her home to tend to his wounds, but when he awakens with no recollection of who he is, Lucy seizes the opportunity to teach a much-needed lesson in humility. Pushing her own twinge of conscience aside, she informs the earl of Drayson that he is nothing more than a mere servant. Her servant, in fact.

And thus begins the charming tale of a pompous lord and an impetuous young woman, caught together in a web so tangled that it begs the question: Will they ever get out?

The Fall of Lord Drayson

Coming late-summer 2016

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RachaelAuthor Rachael Anderson

A USA Today bestselling author, Rachael Anderson is the mother of four and is pretty good at breaking up fights, or at least sending guilty parties to their rooms. She can’t sing, doesn’t dance, and despises tragedies. But she recently figured out how yeast works and can now make homemade bread, which she is really good at eating.

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Cover Reveal Giveaway

$25 Amazon Gift Code or Paypal Cash

Ends 2/17/16

Open only to those who can legally enter, receive and use an Amazon.com Gift Code or Paypal Cash. Winning Entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be chosen by rafflecopter and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Rafflecopter or any other entity unless otherwise specified. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Giveaway was organized by Kathy from I Am A Reader and sponsored by the author. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.

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Check out Alissia Roswells’ Pinterest Boards

Posted by on Jan 28, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

The Alissia Roswell Series has a Pinterest board for each of the books. Check out quotes, clothing, and landscaping pictures, along with music videos selected for each novel. They’re a great addition to the stories and help you to go deeper into Alissia’s adventure. Just as each book is different, the Pinterest boards vary in their content. Enjoy, and let me know what you think!

Follow Author Tianna’s board Unexpected Metamorphosis on Pinterest.

Follow Author Tianna’s board Unexpected Entrapment on Pinterest.

Follow Author Tianna’s board Unexpected Peril on Pinterest.

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The Proving Book Blast & $50 Giveaway

Posted by on Jan 26, 2016 in Book Features, Clean Reads | 0 comments

Proving KenThe Proving by Ken Brosky

It’s been 100 years since the Specters invaded Earth. Like ghosts they haunt the planet, devouring any human being foolish enough to venture outside of the last remaining protected cities. For some humans, venturing out isn’t a choice–it’s an opportunity to prove yourself to your clan. But when a coterie of New Adults undertaking a mission deep in Specter territory discover a terrible secret, they quickly find that everything they’ve learned may be wrong … and Earth is in grave danger.

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Skye took a deep breath, held it, then forced it out quickly between her pursed lips. The loud whistle seemed ear-splitting, jolting her nerves — too late to change her mind now, she twisted her body, her boots digging into the gravel as she fell back and faced the farming contraptions. She lifted her rifle, seeing the Specter’s strange glow change, move, and then without warning its crocodile face emerged from the body of the large machine. Its mouth opened. Cleo fell back, screaming. A claw phased through, reaching out for Skye.

She fired her rifle. The blue proton bullet tore through the creature’s arm, sending yellow sparks fluttering like butterflies into the air. The Specter’s mouth opened wide, revealing sharp, finger-length teeth, so close that Skye could see their serrated edges.

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BookBlast Giveaway

$50 Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Cash

Ends 2/15/16

Open only to those who can legally enter, receive and use an Amazon.com Gift Code or Paypal Cash. Winning Entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be chosen by rafflecopter and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Rafflecopter or any other entity unless otherwise specified. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Giveaway was organized by Kathy from I Am A Reader and sponsored by the author. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.

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My Girls’ Weekend in Asheville, NC

Posted by on Jan 21, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Try to imagine it with me. Two exhausted mothers meeting up for a weekend in the mountains. No shows in town, except for a few live bands. We both had already visited the Biltmore Estate and were not in the mood for museums. Too cold for this southern girl to go hiking or paddle boarding, what were we to do?

Well, we savored lots of good food, indulged in a chocolate shop, and we visited Dobra Tea every day, where we sat in contented peace while downing pots of hot tea. We visited local book stores and shops, and we stocked up on homemade apple butter and fresh, stone ground grits. We went to bed late and slept in, just because we could. No commitments or distractions–we did whatever our hearts desired.

I even went to a sports bar and watched a football game for the first time. Well, I actually didn’t watch any of the game, but I didn’t complain or mention my hate for football that much. It seems my friend has taken a recent liking to the Panthers team and could not miss their game. All seats were taken, but they soon opened a reserved table and sat us with complete strangers. While my friend screamed at the many televisions–along with the rest of the bar–I read a book. I brought a large book about health food and pulled out my highlighter hoping people would think I was studying for school or something. (I was trying to blend.) It didn’t work, though. The waiter told me I was the only person he’s ever seen bring something to do during a football game.

This was a last-minute getaway. I don’t get to see my friend often, and we just seemed content spending time together. We could have easily just stayed in our hotel room reading books, and we’d still be happy. Although, as an author, I’d be content having a weekend alone in a hotel room just to write. It really doesn’t take much to make me happy. Hmm… hot tea, fair trade dark chocolate, and books. That’s called perfection 🙂

 

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Using Pinterest to Boost Creativity in Your Writing

Posted by on Jan 19, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

I always think of my third novel, Unexpected Peril, when I’m asked if I’ve ever suffered from writer’s block. Although the story was mostly in my head, I could not start writing it. I needed creatures to do certain things, but I had a problem designing those creatures. By designing, I mean coming up with where they lived, how they dressed, what they ate, and pretty much everything that makes a society.

The plot had been in my head for over a year before it came time to sit down and write it out. After a couple of weeks in the planning stage during summer break with my children at home, I finally took a hot bath and looked at art on Pinterest. One picture took me to another, and another, and another . . . By the time I stepped out of the tub, I had a private Pinterest board filled with swamp pictures and a fresh desire to start writing. Just like that, the block disappeared. I just needed to get my brain to start visualizing, and Pinterest is filled with pictures of almost everything.

Need research on a swamp? How about an ocean? Pinterest saved me and got my writing juices flowing again. I suggest keeping at least one private board and fill it with pictures that inspire your writing. Once your novel is out, you can move the pins to a public board to represent the book. You can check out my Unexpected Peril Pinterest board if you want.

 

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