Wednesday, July 30, 2014

The urge to interrupt him before he had finished was overwhelming. I had heard it all before. He would say he was going to change, but never did. I almost had the script memorized. 
Except this time he had a twist. This time instead of empty promises, he showed me his new job title, along with the deed to a new house. It was a cute little house with a white picket fence and a tree with a rope swing in the front yard.

But it didn’t stop there. He pulled out a ring and got down on one knee.

Now check out the rest!
Wendy Knight, Author:
Kelly Martin, Author:
Alison Woods (Peering Into. . .):
Jessica Winn, The Distracted Writer:

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Dream Keeper Audio Tour

I was very excited to have the chance to work with Mikey Brooks for our Gates of Atlantis books. I've read his Dream Keeper series and enjoyed them a lot.

 It's super exciting that The Dreamstone, Book two of the Dream Keeper Chronicles, is out!

 Don't forget to enter for your chance to win some of the fabulous prizes. The rafflecopter is below!

 Here's the synopsis for The Dream Keeper:

 When an evil shifter takes over the gateway to the realm of Dreams, it falls to 14-year-olds Parker and Kaelyn to stop him. Their only hope lies with Gladamyr, the Dream Keeper, but can they trust a Nightmare to save their world? 

Seriously, this book is awesome. And introducing the audiobook to The Dreamstone.

Here is the synopsis:

When Parker’s mom is dreamnapped by the wicked Mab, it is up to him and Kaelyn to save her. When they return to Dreams, they discover Mab isn’t their only problem. Gladamyr has lost his powers and the only way to get them back is to become what he fears the most—a nightmare.

About the author:

Mikey Brooks is a small child masquerading as an adult. On occasion you’ll catch him dancing the funky chicken, singing like a banshee, and pretending to have never grown up. He is the author/illustrator of the best-selling middle-grade series The Dream Keeper Chronicles, The Stone of Valhalla, and The Gates of Atlantis: Battle for Acropolis. His picture books include the best-selling ABC Adventures: Magical Creatures and Bean’s Dragons. His art can be seen in many forms from picture books to full room murals. He loves to daydream with his three daughters and explore the worlds that only the imagination of children can create. Mikey has a BS degree in English from Utah State University and works fulltime as a freelance illustrator, cover designer, and author. As a member of the Emblazoners, he is one of many authors devoted to ‘writing stories on the hearts of children’ ( You can find more about him and his books at: 

About the Narrator:

Anthony Bianco is a professional actor living and working in Denver, Colorado. He is a native Oregonian and has been acting and storytelling for the past eighteen years. He received a BFA in Acting with a minor in Shakespeare Studies at Southern Oregon University in Ashland, Oregon. Anthony then went on to receive is MFA in Acting from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Anthony moved to Denver five years ago and has worked for three seasons with the Denver Center Theatre Company, one season at Colorado Shakespeare Festival and most recently appeared as Jay Gatsby in The Great Gatsby at the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities.

The Dream Keeper Chronicles Trailer

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Here is the list of other blogs in the tour:

Dream Keeper Audio Book Tour
July 21 – 27

Blog Tour List and Dates

Monday – July 21st

Tuesday – July 22nd

Wednesday – July 23rd

Thursday – July 24th

Friday – July 25th

Saturday – July 26th

Sunday – July 27th

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

I love when my prompts take a different turn than what I thought it would. I hope you enjoy!

The pink glove lay on the ground, almost covered in mud. I thought all of my perfect night had disappeared at midnight. I picked it up and wiped it off, trying to figure if it was for sure mine. I looked up at the castle looming over the village and saw the prince looking out from the balcony. I wanted to wave, but I knew he would never know me. Not dressed like I was. I picked up the baskets I’d been carrying and went on my way. Dreams might come true, but not for me. Not for a commoner.

Now check out the rest!
Wendy Knight, Author:
Kelly Martin, Author:
Alison Woods (Peering Into. . .):
Jessica Winn, The Distracted Writer:

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

How to Embrace Your Inner Hotness: An Inside-Out Approach to a Lasting Makeover by Leta Greene

In a world where we are told often how to dress or how to look, Leta Greene teaches us to be who we really are.

Here is the synopsis:

Your outward appearance might make the first impression, but sixty seconds later, when that first impression is ancient history, it's your inner beauty that needs to shine! If you want to be truly hot, this book will show you exactly how, including the following: 

• Why you need to stop buying in to a cultural concept of beauty 
• How to transform the way you see and present yourself, inside and out 
• How to discover the secrets to the right look for you 
• Why different isn't bad—it's your key to hotness 
• How to choose happiness now, no matter your current situation 
• How to leave pain in the past 
• How to figure out what you really want 
• How to stop letting other people define your worth, potential, and purpose font-size: small;" />• How to find the right man and have the hottest marriage imaginable! 
• What it means to be "enough" (and it's not what you think!) 

We all experience loss and pain when our lives don't end up looking like we dreamed they would. Professional beauty expert and speaker Leta Greene looked that in the face and made a choice. Happiness and permanent hotness followed. Yours can too, right now, as Leta shares how to create the life and look you want in 15 simple steps—a transformation that will make you irresistibly, and lastingly, hot!

Don't forget to be you!

About the author:

Leta Greene has been a makeup artist and image consultant for the last twenty years. 
She is a international speaker, motivator, and recently an author! Her first book is titled "How To Embrace Your Inner Hotness: An Inside Out Approach to a Lasting Makeover".

You can purchase your copy here:

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

WonHundred Word Wednesdays

It's that time again! I'm sure a few moms and dads would understand this one.

It was time. She'd fought against it for so long, but she knew she had to start it sometime. The kids had emptied every single box of toys into the living room and she’d dreaded having to pick them up. She could get mad. It was frustrating enough. She could make them clean it up, but she knew they would play more than they’d clean. The kids had been warned to clean it themselves, but they hadn’t listened to her. She pulled out a garbage bag, and grinned as she picked up the first toy and shoved it deep inside.

Now check out the rest!

Wendy Knight, Author:
Kelly Martin, Author:
Alison Woods (Peering Into. . .):
Jessica Winn, The Distracted Writer:

Friday, July 11, 2014

The Gates of Atlantis

I am so excited to be a part of this series, and I can't wait to share the adventure with you! Each book follows different characters, all with the same goal in mind—to save Atlantis.

We will be having a few different launches to celebrate the release:

  • August 9th from 3-5 at the Hastings in Ogden. 
  • August 15th from 3-5 at Provo Beach Resort in the Riverwoods Shopping Center
  • September 4-6th at Comic Con! Come visit our booth
  • September 27th we'll be at the Viridian Center with several other authors.
  • October 24th and 25th at the St. George Book Festival! We'll be speaking and signing books

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

WonHundred Word Wednesdays

It was just for one night, right? I could do this. I looked up at the old, rundown house and gulped. I shouldn’t have taken the dare, but I had no choice. They would have told everyone at school about my crush. I picked up my pillow, blanket and flashlight and crept slowly to the front door. I stopped as I caught movement in one of the windows.


No answer, but the curtains rustled. Shivers ran down my spine, but I kept going up the steps. I avoided the holes in the porch and opened the creaky door.

Now go check out the others!

Wendy Knight, Author:
Kelly Martin, Author:
Alison Woods (Peering Into. . .):
Jessica Winn, The Distracted Writer:

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

WonHundred Word Wednesdays

She had to find the necklace before everyone else. The value of the diamond inside surpassed anything she’d gone searching for in the past. She’d researched its whereabouts for years and just as she found its location, a coworker had leaked the news. Now it was a race to get to the pyramid and secure it. The problem was that the security at the airport was taking too long and she knew she’d miss her flight. Her phone vibrated and she checked the text, smiling. Her partner had come through after all. She ran straight for the helicopter waiting outside.

Now check out the rest!