Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Personal update and Friday teaser

Between being a mom, running a house, and blogging, I haven't been working on my book as much as I'd like. I feel like it's finished but I'm scared about taking that next step. I keep thinking that maybe I should read and edit it one more time or dig deeper on the internet for more ways to improve my story and craft. Some days I feel like what I've put together is great and other days I'm not so sure. Hopefully, this is a common feeling among writers at the same stage as I am. I keep waiting for some magical moment when I feel like: this is it. My book is ready and so am I. Maybe I need to quit waiting and just submit. The worst that can happen is rejection and that's part of the business. Almost all writers go through it. So I am setting a goal. By the end of April I will have submitted to at least one of my top five agents. Baby steps, folks. Maybe once I get the first one out of the way the others won't be so scary. Now for my Friday teaser...

I'm taking part in the exciting trailer reveal for the YA paranormal romance The Fallen Stars by Stephanie Keyes. It's book two in The Star Child series. I haven't read the first one, The Star Child, but since I love all things fairy, I am definitely going to check them out. 

Here's the Goodreads synopsis for The Star Child: (http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13139452-the-star-child)

The world is about to be cloaked in darkness. Only one can stop the night. Kellen St. James has spent his entire life being overlooked as an unwanted, ordinary, slightly geeky kid. That is until a beautiful girl, one who has haunted his dreams for the past eleven years of his life, shows up spinning tales of a prophecy. Not just any old prophecy either, but one in which Kellen plays a key role. Suddenly, Kellen finds himself on the run through a Celtic underworld of faeries and demons, angels and gods, not to mention a really ticked off pack of hellhounds, all in order to save the world from darkness. But will they make it in time?

And here's the Goodreads synopsis for The Fallen Stars: (http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17293205-the-fallen-stars)

Kellen St. James was just your average seventeen-year-old prodigy, until he eighty-sixed the Lord of Faerie and proposed to the Celtic Goddess, Calienta. But then everything in Kellen’s life gets turned upside-down when he and Cali end up on the run from a seriously irritated group of faeries. The worst part? They have zero idea why they’re being hunted.

Suddenly, Kellen is stuck in the middle of another prophecy that foresees him turning away from Calienta and embracing the dark. He’ll be forced to take sides in a struggle to claim his birthright, while discovering secrets about his father’s past. Meanwhile, his passion for Cali grows stronger, even as the prophecy threatens to tear them apart.

In the end, will Kellen and Cali survive the fates? When the ultimate power is within reach, which side will he choose?

Well, what do you think? Are you as excited as I am? I can't wait to get my hands on these books and review them for you. The Fallen Stars is due for publication on April 12th. Check back here on this Friday, March 22nd, to see the trailer. There will also be chance for you to win a swag pack from Stephanie. She's giving one away during the reveal.

That's all for today. Feel free to comment below. And as always, thanks for stopping by!