Giveaway #4 – My Blood Runs Blue

Continuing with the 1,000 Likes Giveaway is Giveaway #4

My Blood Runs Blue

?I?m still a cop, and my blood runs blue.? Officer Kristin Greene has always felt that something was missing from her life. Even though her job with the Fawn Hollow Township Police Department keeps her busy, she continues to feel as if there is something else out there she is meant to be doing.

Kristin finds herself investigating a homicide where a young woman has had her throat ripped brutally out. As she begins to dig for the answers, she finds herself thrown into a world she never knew existed.

When Julian and Alexander crash into her life, she finds herself being pulled into a love triangle that has been going on longer than she has been alive. Kristin in determine to figure out who they are and why they keep calling her Calista.

Join Kristin as she fights to learn the truth about the recent murder, the two seductive men who have entered into her life and the real truth about herself in a suspenseful tale that weaves paranormal into to the realistic world of law enforcement.

 

 

 

 

Between June 25 ? 30th ? you can enter to win the following prize package!

Signed paperback of My Blood Runs Blue ? a handcrafted bracelet a few more surprises!

Here is a peek at some of the swag in the giveaway!

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This is also the last time to get entered into the Grand Prize Giveaway and here is a peek at some of the goodies you could win with that.

All Winners will be announced on July 1st!

Giveaway #3 – Garda ~ Welcome to the Realm

Continuing with the 1,000 Likes Giveaway is Giveaway #3

Garda ~ Welcome to the Realm


?He is my destiny.?

There is a place that lies between heaven and Earth, it is called The Realm. Within this place, the Guards of Peace, known as Garda S?och?na, live and train to guide and protect the ones that walk the living arena until these people are called home.

Officer Corey Hamilton is dedicated to being the best that she can be, in uniform and out. Her loving nature, compassionate thoughts, and warrior strength make her the perfect candidate to join the Garda S?och?na and spend her eternity protecting and guiding others.

Just before Corey dies in a line-of-duty accident, she meets Officer Mitchell O?Reilly. Her feelings for him may change her destiny, but not for the better, as she falls in love with this married man.Brock, Corey?s Garda, will bring Corey home to The Realm and attempt to guide and train her for her future, even while she still fights for her past. Will Brock be able to direct Corey down the right path, or will she cross the line and fall from grace?

Join Corey, Mitchell, and Brock for an emotional and heart-pounding adventure that is sure to make you wonder if angels are really guiding us in our everyday lives.

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Between June 20 – 24th – you can enter to win the following prize package!

Signed paperback of Garda – Welcome to the Realm – a handcrafted bracelet a few more surprises!

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Major News about the My Blood Runs Blue series

Major Changes are coming for the My Blood Runs Blue Series!

Original Cover 2011

The first book that I ever wrote was My Blood Runs Blue back in October 2010. I’d had no formal writing classes, no friends that were authors, in fact I knew absolutely nothing about the book industry. For those who don’t know me, I’m one of those people that when they want to do something, there is little that can stop them, and this was one of those times.

I wrote My Blood Runs Blue in about 6-7 weeks, and then I found Outskirts Press. A company that helps you self-publish your book. I knew nothing of writing, so it is no surprise that I knew even less about publishing. Finding a company that helped me through each of the steps (for a nice chunk of change I might add) was great. It gave me an understanding of the process, and when I finally held that book in my hands, it was

New Cover 2013

absolutely amazing! But… I have admitted a few times here already, that I knew nothing about writing books.

Through the company I published with, they “edited” the book (again at a nice stack of bills), but now as I page through that book, I realize they did a very poor job editing the grammar and punctuation – because that is all they did. There was no content or repetition editing. There were no ideas bestowed upon me as to how to improve my writing or how to give the book more depth. It was strictly, change the comma, put a space here kind of editing. But I didn’t care at the time, I had published a book, and I was already writing book 2, Blue Blood for Life.

Blue Blood came out late 2011, and like the first book, I used Outskirts again. Same process, same fees, same results. A plot that sat between two covers that was rough, choppy, lacked depth and had to much repetition. But I had published it! It was around that time that I started really meeting and talking to other authors, and I started to learn. A good friend of mine, Melissa Foster (I love you Sister!!) pulled me under her wing and showed me that I could do all of the publishing myself, it was easy, and it was a hell of a lot cheaper! Then she said, you need a good editor and she put me in touch with a friend of hers, Dominique Agnew.

The first time I worked with an editor, or namely a real editor, namely Dominique, I was flabbergasted at how she tore my book apart. At the time, we were working on Whether I’ll Live or Die. I remember getting the

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manuscript back and was like, wow… I suck! lol… But I listened to her – I pushed through and ended up with a great book, because it was EDITED PROPERLY! Oh, the things I have learned since April 2011 when My Blood Runs Blue hit the shelves.

So… Originally the My Blood Runs Blue Series was to be 4 books. I wrote and published 2 of them then got busy in other directions. For YEARS now I have been asked by people over and over again when the third book was coming out. Several times I sat down to work on book 3, and realized that I needed to go back and re-read the first two to get the facts correct again, so I tried to read the first book, and couldn’t even get through the first four chapters. I was revolted at how I wrote, embarrassed that people download that book everyday. UGH!

I had spoken to other authors about what I should do, many of them said, don’t ever look back. Always look forward. They told me, go ahead and write book 3 and 4 and it will just show your growth as an author.

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Personally, I think it would have looked like some other author had finished the series, that’s how starkly different my writing is now. Of course, that is with the help of my two editors. Yep, I now have two, Colleen Albert, is my second one.

A few months ago, I made a decision that I was not going to write the rest of the series. I was going to leave it at the two books and move forward with my other stories. Yet, as the months went on, the decision did not feel right.

So, it is with a very excited heart that I announce there will indeed be a book 3 and 4. In fact, there will also be a second edition of My Blood Runs Blue and Blue Blood for Life, because I decided to re-write them. Well, over the last week I have done just that. I re-wrote them. The plot is the same, the characters are the same. What is different is the writing, the depth, the passion, and the descriptions will show you the story, not tell you.? At a time that I had thought I’d put my characters to bed, I have found them racing through my mind with passion. I’m obsessed with finishing the series now.

I have one more round of edits for My Blood Runs Blue and two more for Blue Blood for Life and then they are ready for my editor to pick apart. I finally know exactly where I want book 3 to go (Gabe’s Story) and how the series will finally roll to a conclusion (Julian’s Story). In fact, I am basically obsessed with these two last books. They are all I think about.

Recent edits to Blue Blood for Life

So, if you are a fan of the series, I hope will look forward to the next two books!

Meet Gabe & Julian!

Gabe

Julian