Wednesday, November 19, 2014

What's Up Wednesday: VIP release edition!

What's Up Wednesday is a weekly meme geared toward readers and writers, allowing us to touch base with blog friends and let them know what's up. Jaime Morrow and Erin Funk are the hosts, and we'd love for you to join in the fun! Just hit up their blogs and sign up on the linky. J


I just finished BLUE LILY, LILY BLUE which, if Goodreads would let me, I’d shower with a globular cluster of stars. I heart everything about this book—the magic, the mystery, the freaking fantastical prose. The distinct and awesome cast of characters just keeps growing more awesome and distinct. And the Raven Boys? I love them—I want to be Gansey’s best friend, wrap Noah in an infinite hug, and I just want to hang out with/hug/punch Ronan. But this book just further solidified me as, now and forever always, Team Adam. 

Also, I don’t cry much at books, but that courtroom scene almost . . . almost had me.
Up next . . .


Anyone want to choose for me?


 . . . 

Revising is slow. That is all.


I make to-do lists each week and this is one from a few weeks ago. In the far bottom right corner I make a list of a few things I’d like to accomplish during the week and then each night, I plan out the things I’d like to accomplish the next day. Some things carry over, but it “seems” to work for me.


My awesomely fabulous friend Riley Edgewood released part one of her super sexy NA romance on Monday!!!

 Here are some more deets on that…

Book & Author Details:

VIP by Riley Edgewood
(Rock & Release, Act #1)
Publication date: November 17th 2014
Genres: New Adult, Romance


VIP is the first act of Rock & Release, Riley Edgewood's three-part new adult romance serial! 

When Cassidy Evans scores VIP tickets to a concert, she decides to use them for one carefree night before beginning a summer internship at her father’s Fortune 500 company. But one carefree night turns into a few too many martinis—with two unexpected twists: A steamy encounter with Gage Logan, sexy singer and guitarist, and a tempting job offer from Gage's boss to work at the concert venue she now knows quite intimately.  

She definitely can't take the job. Her internship is an opportunity any business major would kill for. But the thought of working with her father, a man furious with grief over a family tragedy that struck six months ago, fills her with dread. 

Then there's Gage. Working with him all summer could be hot. Cassidy can't stop flashing back to their night together. Molten kisses. His hands smoothing across the skin of her belly. The weight of his body above her own…   

And suddenly the decision about how to spend her summer is much, much harder to make. 


VIP (Rock & Release, Act I) is out now!! The final two acts of the Rock & Release serial, Starstruck and Show Stopper, launch on December 1 and December 15, respectively. 




Riley lives in the DC area and spends most of her time with her characters, playing with her toddler and husband, and pretending she knows how to be an adult. Former dancer. Current writer. Lifelong lover of accessories, books, and the beach. And cats. Can't forget the kitties. Of which she has two. 

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Guys, I’ve read this whole series and it is undeniably sexy and AMAZING! And you can get the first act for 99 cents?! Why are you still reading my blog? Go! Buy it now! 

*ahem* And then come back and tell me what’s up on YOUR Wednesday. J

Monday, November 10, 2014

777 Challenge!

The 777 challenge is one writer challenging another writer to share seven lines of text, seven lines down, on the seventh page of a work-in-progress. I was tagged by my lovely friend Katy Upperman (whose seven lines are fantastic and full of word swoon) and well...I can’t resist a challenge. J

So today I'm posting seven-ish lines from the 7th page of my WiP NO JOKE (which you all may know fondly as MEAN BOYS)

Here's a super rough and not-so-brief pitch for the story: Seventeen-year-old best friends Ashton, Jesse, and Z  have been connected by soccer, rigorous classes, and an insatiable love of pranking each other since grade school. But when a prank goes horribly wrong, harmless pantsing and phone-hacking become a thing of the past, and a vindictive one-upmanship ensues. The friends gang up on each other, and the jokes get more elaborate, more clever. And definitely more mean-spirited. But the “friends” will have to figure out how to forgive and forget before a prank screws up their friendships and their lives. Permanently.
And the excerpt. Just fair warning—this is second draft. And still ROUGH. And—

Okay, I’ll just shut up and share. J
From my boy Ashton...
Autumn gives my hand an extra squeeze as we walk out into the parking lot. “Do you think you could give me a ride home?” she asks.  “A friend brought me to work and well . . .”

“I’d be happy to take you home.”

Her dimple materializes. She drops my hand and slides her arm around my waist instead, then leans her body into mine, so close I’m overwhelmed by the smell of her hair—apples and a hint of popcorn. My legs gelatinize. Will she kiss me at the car? At her house? On her front step? Does she have a front step? I’m so glad I cleaned out the car before I came back to the mall.

When I open the passenger door for her, a landslide of foil packages spills out. Condoms. All sizes and shapes and colors, all over the bucket seats of my Mazda.
Oh. My. God. I am going to kill Jesse and Z.

Since I’m super late jumping on the 777 band-wagon, I’m certain everyone else has already done it, but if you haven’t and want to play along, consider yourself tagged! And let me know if you decide to share. I’d love to check out your excerpts!

Thanks for reading! Have a great Monday!