Friday, May 29, 2015

Review: Twisted Bloodlines by Linda Jackson

Book Info-
Title- Twisted Bloodlines
Series- Twisted Bloodlines #1
By- Linda Jackson
Genre- Paranormal Romance

Blurb-
Megan has never had what most would call a normal life.

Her childhood and teen years were spent on the run with her family, hiding from a horror so great it defines their world. Friends and homes are traded at a moment’s notice to escape from their worst nightmares.

Years pass, and her mother settles down with her new step-father, a kind man who does his best to protect them. Life lulls into a safe pace, and Megan finally feels as though she has control of her future for the first time in her life. But that peace is shattered with the arrival of a new family member, one that bears a striking resemblance to a savior of her past…

Confused by her deep emotional connection to him, things unravel fast. She learns that the people she lives with, even her own family, are not what they seem. Her only friend who helped her piece her life back together changes overnight, and she is left dealing with the fallout on her own…

As events unfold, Megan finds herself face to face with the horror that has haunted her since childhood. But will she be able to escape from her twisted bloodline?

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Review:
Whoa,that was intense! I thought that Garrison from Airicka Phoenix's Touch Saga was the worst of the worst .Oh no,not anymore. I think Megan's father, Deacon tops the charts when it comes to the vilest of villians.At the very begining you geta glimpse of the type pf man he is and it leaves you holding your breath praying he never gets his hands on Megan again.The sad part of all this is that although this is fiction,the autrosities that take place in the story really does happen in the real world we live in just minus the paranormal aspects. My heart shurts for the women who sufferd under Deacon's command. Now Megan and her mate must find a way to overcome inevitable and unseen obstacles and decide if love is strong enough to defeat twisted bloodlines.

Book Info-
Title- Conceived From Evil
Series- Twisted Bloodlines # 2
By- Linda Jackson
Genre- Paranormal Romance

Blurb-
Having been rescued from a living nightmare by her newfound friends, Callie tries to come to terms with what was done to her. Distraught with the way she feels towards one of the residents in her new home, she finds herself the object of another unwanted affection as things soon spiral out of her control.

Finding out she is no longer the orphan she thought she was, her family begin to creep out of the woodwork. She soon realizes they are more terrifying than the beast who lives in her nightmares. With her enemy list growing by the minute, Callie finds out she is not so different from the people around her as fiction becomes reality, leaving Callie, and those she loves, fighting… for her life.

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Book Info-
Title- Curses and Deception
Series- Twisted Bloodlines # 3
By- Linda Jackson
Genre- Paranormal Romance

Blurb-
After the dramatic rescue of Megan, Trey wakes up to find himself held prisoner, trapped in a dreary dungeon with the beast inside of him bound. Being away from the chaos of his everyday life, he has a chance to get his head on straight and figure out how to tame the wolf. Or so he thought. His dungeon cellmate has captured his attention, and the beast inside is far from happy about it.

With a battle of wills raging inside, Trey and his cellmate attempt to escape the dungeon, but it’s only the first hurdle. With time ticking against them, they make their way through the maze ahead, desperate to escape. Will Trey get to explore his feelings towards her?

Or will the beast scare her off for good?

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Book Info-
Title- Temptations From the Past
Series- Twisted Bloodlines # 4
By- Linda Jackson
Genre- Paranormal Romance

Blurb-
They say never return to the past, but what if the past returns to you?

Sean’s job is to return Becky to the human world where she belongs. He has no way of knowing his past will threaten to drag him back into the murky depths of his youth. The beast that he has fought so hard to control has slipped its leash and is ready to resurface thanks to the female who has shadowed his entire life. Now that she’s back, all of Sean’s efforts to retain his humanity are shattered. Previously forbidden to him, she offers herself on a silver platter, playing to his weaknesses. Should he succumb to her wishes, there is a heavy price to pay - his very soul. Tempting him at every opportunity, his quest to return Becky is rapidly losing its importance. His brothers are along for the ride and being hunted by a mage with a vengeance. Sean desperately wants to fight alongside them and take revenge for the price laid on his brother’s head. But the temptress from the past will ensure that all his attention is on her.

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About the Author-
I love to write, always have done since I was a child. I also love to draw anything and everything! Reading is also my passion as is music.My first book in my paranormal book series is due out on 5th June 2013, published by Moon Rose Publishing.

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Twisted Bloodlines Website-  http://twistedbloodlines.blogspot.co.uk/


Thursday, May 28, 2015

Katie McGarry's NOWHERE BUT HERE - Release Week Blitz

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We are absolutely thrilled to bring you the Release Day Launch for Katie McGarry's NOWHERE BUT HERE! NOWHERE BUT HERE is a Young Adult Contemporary Romance and is a part of Katie McGarry’sThunder Road Series, published by Harlequin Teen. Grab your copy today!!

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  About NOWHERE BUT HERE: An unforgettable new series from acclaimed author Katie McGarry about taking risks, opening your heart and ending up in a place you never imagined possible Seventeen-year-old Emily likes her life the way it is: doting parents, good friends, good school in a safe neighborhood. Sure, she's curious about her biological father—the one who chose life in a motorcycle club, the Reign of Terror, over being a parent—but that doesn't mean she wants to be a part of his world. But when a reluctant visit turns to an extended summer vacation among relatives she never knew she had, one thing becomes clear: nothing is what it seems. Not the club, not her secret-keeping father and not Oz, a guy with suck-me-in blue eyes who can help her understand them both. Oz wants one thing: to join the Reign of Terror. They're the good guys. They protect people. They're…family. And while Emily—the gorgeous and sheltered daughter of the club's most respected member—is in town, he's gonna prove it to her. So when her father asks him to keep her safe from a rival club with a score to settle, Oz knows it's his shot at his dream. What he doesn't count on is that Emily just might turn that dream upside down. No one wants them to be together. But sometimes the right person is the one you least expect, and the road you fear the most is the one that leads you home.
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NOWHERE BUT HERE Excerpt:

From Emily's Point of View. Set up: Emily is riding a motorcycle for the very first time and she's riding it with Oz.

THE MOTORCYCLE ACCELERATES AND THE FEW inches I had established between me and Oz: gone. My body slides forward, colliding into his, and we click together like two puzzle pieces. Heat rushes up my neck and onto my cheeks. My thighs are too close to his, too tight against his body and this is way more intimate than I have been before with a guy.
Even when the two of us kissed.
Oz veers left, away from Olivia’s, away from the main road, and the entire motorcycle pitches to the side. My heart thun­ders and my fingers clutch not only at Oz’s belt loop, but at the material of his jeans, and his hips.
Oz glances at me over his shoulder as the bike straightens out. “Lean with it, Emily.”
Right. Lean with Oz and the bike. Got it. The narrow road curves ahead and this time when Oz and the bike tilt, I move along with it. Oz releases one of the amazingly high handlebars and massages my knee before returning his hand to the grip. Whether in reassurance or to affirm I mastered the curve I don’t know, but either way, I sit higher.
The wind whips through my hair and onto my face and I shut my eyes for a brief second and pretend that I’m flying. There’s something energizing, something hypnotic, something inside me that begs to burst out of a cage in search of freedom.
The motorcycle kicks forward and our speed increases. Beams of sunlight filter through the towering trees and green foliage blurs together as we fly over the road. From head to toe, my body vibrates with the loud growling of the power­ful machine.
My knee still tingles from where Oz laid his fingers on me and I’ve never been more aware of my hands in my life. I should let go of Oz’s body, but I can’t. Belt loops weren’t enough and my fingers have somehow edged up and onto his sides. Oz is solid. Yes, definitely solid. Every inch of him that I touch is tight muscle.
Oz is a year older than me, but somehow he seems older, wiser and hotter than any other guy I’ve known. Just the way he rides his bike creates this overabundance of confidence.
Warm sensations I’ve never experienced before blossom through me. We enter another curve and I lean with him. I like how in sync I’ve become with Oz and the motorcycle. Like we’ve merged into one.
The purr of the engine deepens and Oz eases the bike to a stop. His feet hit the ground and he turns the machine off. It’s as if all sound in the world ceased, or maybe I’ve gone deaf because there’s no way anything can be this still or silent.
The wind picks up and the silence is frightened away with the roar of the trees bending. Both Oz and I shift with the flow of air and Oz doesn’t move the bike until the breeze gentles.
Oz kicks down the stand and the bike tilts, but not too much. He sets a hand over the fingers that I laced together across his stomach. Oh, hell, I’m plastic wrapped to him. I drop my head onto his shoulder and it places me closer, and closer is not what I need.
I go to unglue myself, but Oz squeezes my fingers, send­ing a jolt of electricity up my arms. “You okay?”
I have to clear my throat to speak and that just sucks. “Yes.”
Oz slides his fingers against mine and a fluttering occurs in my stomach. It’s a light fluttering. Ticklish even, and my survival instincts scream at me to get off this motorcycle.
  
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  Katie McGarry Author PhotoAbout Katie McGarry: Katie McGarry was a teenager during the age of grunge and boy bands and remembers those years as the best and worst of her life. She is a lover of music, happy endings, reality television, and is a secret University of Kentucky basketball fan. Katie is the author of full length YA novels, PUSHING THE LIMITS, DARE YOU TO, CRASH INTO YOU, TAKE ME ON, BREAKING THE RULES, and NOWHERE BUT HERE and the e-novellas, CROSSING THE LINE and RED AT NIGHT. Her debut YA novel, PUSHING THE LIMITS was a 2012 Goodreads Choice Finalist for YA Fiction, a RT Magazine's 2012 Reviewer's Choice Awards Nominee for Young Adult Contemporary Novel, a double Rita Finalist, and a 2013 YALSA Top Ten Teen Pick. DARE YOU TO was also a Goodreads Choice Finalist for YA Fiction and won RT Magazine’s Reviewer’s Choice Best Book Award for Young Adult Contemporary fiction in 2013.  

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The Rearranged Life Synopsis:
Nithya, a vivacious, intelligent and driven college senior has always known what she has wanted: a successful career in medicine and the love of her family. She's even come to terms with the idea of an arranged marriage, a tradition her conservative Indian family has held up for thousands of years.
When a night of partying puts her on a collision course with danger, Nithya's entire life changes.
Enter James St. Clair, the smart, challenging and heartbreakingly handsome American.
As Nithya and James fall in love, she questions the future she and her parents have always planned. Now, Nithya has a choice to make: become a doctor and a good Indian bride, or step away from her family and centuries of culture to forge her own path.
The decision she comes to takes her on a journey that transforms how she sees her future, her relationships with loved ones, and how she learns to put herself back together when even her best-laid plans fall apart

Guest Post:
            I’m so excited to celebrate the release of The Rearranged Life with you! Thank you for having me! I’ve been scrambling my brain trying to think of something to write about for this guest post, until it hit me: there are some interesting trivia facts and knowledge pieces to this story that I thought would be fun to share. Sometimes authors know middle names or backstories but that information doesn’t make into their books. Here are an exclusive ten things you didn’t know about The Rearranged Life.

1. When I wrote the story, I didn’t realize I was going to set it at my alma mater…but I ended up using it once I realized that it’s such a bubble. Known as Happy Valley, it’s a small place and because this story has so many outside and BIG influences like Nithya’s family, India, and James’ family, I had to tuck their love story away so it could grow on its own in an isolated area, but with the issues pressing down.

2. The story takes place in 2008/2009. Nithya, James, Sophia and Luca would be 28 this year.

3. So many things behind the names! Nithya’s full name, Nithyapriya, means “ever-pleasing”…fitting, considering the dilemma she has placed herself in and the obligation she feels. Her name is an amalgamation of her mother’s name (Priya) and her own. Priya is actually MY mom’s favorite name, so it was a tribute to her. Sophia’s last name, Bellamy, means “beautiful friend.”

4. James’ full name is James Elliott St. Clair. Maxwell’s middle name is Thomas. Both of their middle names are tributes to their grandfathers. Tristan’s middle name is Spencer.

5. Birthdays and zodiacs: Nithya originally began very similarly to me—now, the only real similarity is our birthdays—November 17th. She’s a Scorpio. James’ birthday is August 20th. I wanted to make him a Leo but didn’t want to give him any of my relatives’ birthdays, so the 20th was the only option. J

6. James and Nithya’s song is “All We Are” by OneRepublic…the only band they both like. Luca and Sophia’s song is “Top of the World” by Matthew Perryman Jones.

7. Pieces of these characters are based on people I know. Sophia is a mix of my two best friends in college—my former roommate and my best friend Liz. My roommate went to law school, and Liz is the most loyal person I know, a characteristic Sophia holds in great regard. Nithya is a bit like me. Tristan is very much like a friend of mine—he gives the best bear hugs ever!

8. The notes on the front of the book—the ones on the white background—are, in fact, my handwriting. They are from my biology classes, which are mentioned in the story. I took both the reproductive biology and embryology classes Nithya mentions.

9. A huge part of the book is on Indian culture—but there are so many cultures in India. For example, Nithya mentions her mother language being Telugu. There are over 250 languages spoken in India. Each state speaks a different language and does things a little bit differently. Crazy, right?


10. The Rearranged Life was originally 160,000 words—entirely too long for one book. I cut it in half before sending it to agents. What you’re reading is the first half of Nithya and James’ story. I hope, someday, you get to read the rest.
Annika Sharman Bio:
Annika Sharma was born in New Delhi and brought up in the United States, where she moved with her parents as a baby. A proud alum, she graduated from Penn State University with dual degrees in Biobehavioral Health and Neuro-Psychology, and minors in Biology and Human Development and Family Studies. She received her Master's degree in Early Childhood Special Education before pursuing her dreams of becoming a writer, landing her agent Stacey Donaghy of Donaghy Literary Group while daylighting as a preschool teacher. The Rearranged Life, her first novel, was written in the month before graduate school.
Annika, a Gryffindor and Scorpio, spends much of her time dreaming of adventure, working on her next book, going on Starbucks runs with family and friends, shopping online and watching superhero movies.
​The Rearranged Life, will be hitting shelves on May 15th, 2015, published by Curiosity Quills Press.

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Sunday, May 24, 2015

Review : ONLY FOREVER by Cristin Harber

onlyforever About ONLY FOREVER

The fourth and final installment of the Only series. Must be read in order.

There comes a time when Emma must face the secret she kept from Grayson. But she never thought it would be while she stood on stage at Emerald’s. The seconds she has to convey that her life is in danger are lost in the devastation that she sees rip through him.

She pinches her eyes closed. “Don’t leave me. No matter how mad you are, please, please don’t leave me here alone.”

But there’s more on the line than just Emma’s safety. There’s the danger that brought Titan’s Delta team in to the strip club in the first place. A threat that’s too close to home, too close to the family, the daughter and woman Grayson plans to claim.

I push away the sudden spring of fear. Life’s too unknown, with hidden enemies and unseen terrors. The idea that I could lose her again… it’s unbearable.

A love story like Grayson and Emma needs a forever love, and somehow they’ll find their way to her fairytale.
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I don"t think the author could have given the character a more perfect ending! If you know me you know I like my HEAs. Although our characters do get theirs, it's still a bumping road on the way there. There are secrets that have been held in by both Emma and Grayson.Ryan may have been Grayson's best friend and something like a brother but Ryan doesn't know the real reason Grayson left or the hell he faced everyday before that.Emma worked at Emerald's once a week to help ends meet but never told Ryan or Grayson.After an eventful and scary night they must put the pieces behind them and focus on healing so their family can strive and overcome whatever may be thrown there way.

ABOUT CRISTIN HARBER Cristin Harber is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling romance author. She writes sexy, steamy romantic suspense and military romance. Readers voted her onto Amazon’s Top Picks for Debut Romance Authors in 2013, and her debut Titan series was both a #1 romantic suspense and #1 military romance bestseller. Website | Newsletter | Facebook | Team Titan Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads You can become a Titan Agent for exclusive scenes, details, and more! Visit the official Titan website here! Text TITAN to 66866 to sign up for exclusive emails!

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Name of Ra (Descendants of Isis #3) by Kelsey Ketch

Name of Ra (Descendants of Isis #3)
Release Date: 11/02/15

Summary from Goodreads:

“Set has risen.”


After being on the run from a psychotic cult for a week, Natara “Natti” Stone has finally come to realize she and Seth are the only two people standing between the Sons of Set and the secret name of Ra. Holding a part of the key that unlocks Ra’s power, they relocate to a more isolated location in the California mountains. While laying low, Natti becomes even more determined to understand her mother’s bloodline and her blessing from the goddess, Isis. But when she starts seeing the truth behind her destiny, she begins to doubt her role in the events that are about to unfold.

Then the unthinkable happens . . .

All Seth O’Keefe wanted was to get Natti as far away from his father and the Sons of Set as possible. Unfortunately, after hearing of Natti’s destiny from Isis’s own lips, he realizes they have bigger issues to worry about. Especially when one stupid slip up leads the god of chaos himself straight to their doorstep. Now Natti is the god’s prisoner, and Set holds the key to unlocking the location of the secret name of Ra. Can Seth save Natti from her own destiny and thwart the demented god’s rise to power?

*Note: Content for Upper YA* 


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About the Author
During her high school years, Kelsey Ketch could always be found tucked away in a little corner of the hall or classroom, writing her fantasy worlds and creating illustrations and maps. Today is no different, except now she’s writing in the break room at her office building or at the tables of the Barnes and Noble CafĂ© in Cary, North Carolina. She is also an avid reader, a part-time book blogger at Ketch’s Book Nook, and lives with her two orange tabbies and awesome and humorous flat-mate.Daughter of Isis is her debut novel.

For more information, please visit her site at kelseyketch.com.


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Immersion by Colleen Nye
 
Audience: YA/NA/Adult 18+ - Genre: Tech Thriller - Format: eBook & Paperback - Publisher: Anchor Group - Cover by: Katie Cowan - Editor: Melanie Williams - Pages: 268 pages - ASIN: B00W5YAMOI - Date Published: April 16, 2015
 
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Three things Seren knew: #1 Her life felt odd being so tame. #2 She lost her parents when she was young and missed then dearly. #3 Her life was never going to be the same after the day Chase came back into it.

In a world, not unlike our own the economy has tanked allowing the inhabitants to seek solace in a world of virtual gaming. Now, money hungry corporations will stop at nothing to make a buck, even if that means releasing a product that will claim millions of lives.
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             “Seren!” Chase was running towards them. “Seren! Move!” He jumped in between them, arms reaching back to protect her.
Robert turned his palm, revealing another, much larger metal piece. “Silly boy, I wouldn’t hurt her.”
“Well, you can’t be too careful.” Chase scowled at him.
Seren lowered one of Chase’s arms, stepping up next to him. “What is that?”
Robert looked down at the flat piece of metal, etched with groves that appeared to be in no particular design. “This is one of the things you will need.” He put a hand on her shoulder. “I’m assuming you didn’t come to just catch up after all these years.”
“Please come with us. I have so many questions.” She motioned towards the car.
“I shouldn’t. If they see me with you, they’ll know what you’re doing.” He cupped the metal piece in his hand, turning it over and thrusting it at Seren.
“But I don’t know what I’m doing.” She pleaded with him. “Please, I don’t care if we go to your place or a diner or whatever.”
“Seren, it is very dangerous.” He shook his head.
Chase intervened. “For who? Her or yourself?”
Robert flashed him a stabbing look. “Seren is like family to me.”
“Some family. You abandoned her just like her family did,” he cut into him.
“I have been trying to save this world that’s quickly spiraling out of control these days, if you haven’t noticed. But my inactivity in Seren’s life hasn’t been for a lack of caring. It’s because I was trying to keep her out of it and keep her safe.” He took a step back.
Chase looked at Seren. “Yeah, well, her parents dragged her into it. So now we need some answers.”
“Fine.” Robert huffed. “I’ll meet you at the Shelby Street Diner at four. But take this now, just in case.” He grabbed Seren’s hand and placed the new metal piece and a small piece of paper in it. “If I don’t show, follow the instructions on this paper. Promise me.”
“Sure Thing.” She nodded, staring at the folded paper in her palm.
“Now, please leave. You never know who is watching.” He walked back to his corner.
She started to unfold the paper, but Chase put a hand over hers. “Not here. Let’s get out of here. I am starting to get a really bad feeling. I don’t care if he’s crazy or not. He’s right. You never know who’s watching.”
“You’re starting to sound like them.” They walked back towards the car.
“Yeah, well, this is all a bit creepy. I don’t really want to take any chances.” He put a hand on her back and shrugged.
A few feet from the car, Chase spotted a boy, couldn’t have been but a year or two out of his teens, running in the direction of the car that he’d left running when he went after Seren. The boy threw the door open and threw it into gear.
Before the wheels could make more than an inch rotation, the car exploded. The shockwave of the explosion throwing them and several other bystanders to the ground. Shrapnel flying in every direction, a piece of metal lodging into...


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Steam Powered Giraffe – I'll Rust with You, Brass Goggles
Ellie Goulding – Burn
Orbital – Halcyon and on and on
Puscifer – Momma Sed, Toma, Man Overboard, The Mission “M is for Milla Mix”, Indigo Children, Sour Grapes, The Humbling River
Blue October – Hate Me, Drilled a Wire Through My Cheek, Breakfast After 10
Lily Allen – Silver Spoon
Deftones – Change [In the House of Flies], Minerva
Tricky – Excess, Ponderosa, Vent, You Don't Wanna
Ohgr – Water, Kettle, Devil
Untoten – Herzder Finstemis, Nachtgespenst
James – Out to Get You
Lana Del Rey – Off to the Races, Once upon a Dream, West Coast
Florence + the Machine – Swimming, Seven Devils, Between two Lungs, Girl With One Eye
Morphine – You Look Like Rain, All your Way, In Spite of Me
George Ezra – Budapest
O'Death – Ghost Head, Black Dress
The Xx – Crystalised
Lorde – Tennis Court, Glory and Gore, Ribs
The Neighbourhood – Staying Up
OneRepublic – Counting Stars, Secrets, Made For You, Preacher
Maroon 5 – Secret
Regina Spektor – Eet
Lindsey Sterling – Radioactive, Crystallize
Abney Park – Herr Dosselmyers Doll, I Am Stretched At Your Grave
Black rebel Motorcycle Club – Red Eyes and Tears
Mumford & Sons – The Cave, Thistle & Weeds
Watsky – Tiny Glowing Screens Part 1
Jonathan Rhys Meyers – Elgar/Something Inside
Massive Attack – Protection, Teardrop, Inertia Creeps
Avicii – Addicted to You
Moby – Porcelain, Why Does My heart Feel So Bad?, Extreme Ways
The Lumineers – Flapper Girl
M.I.A. - Paper Planes
Esthero – Heaven Sent
Punch Brothers – Soon or Never
Broods – Bridges
Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Maps
Bjork – Hunter, Hyperballad, Army of Me, Violently Happy
Disfigure – Feeling Defeated
Hozier – Like Real People Do, To Be Alone
Beats Antuiqe – Extra Extra, Louie's Lullaby
Skrillex – Make it Burn Dem
The Gandharvas – The First day of Spring
Tracy Bohnam – Mother Mother
about the author
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Colleen Nye started writing at an early age. Between school writing assignments and her love of reading in early elementary school. In high school, she submitted some of her poems and short stories to various mediums including anthologies, newspapers, magazines and contests. Several of which were published and won her awards including a few editor’s choice awards, placements in contests and even The Sarah Endres Award for Young Writers. Colleen also started a poetry club in her high school where she held weekly meetings to share her writings with her fellow classmates and to be able to hear what others were writing. She wanted other young writers to be proud to share their writing.
As an adult, she branched out and worked as a freelance writer for corporations and non-profit organizations, writing press releases for newspapers, magazines and online blogs and web sites. She also worked with politicians to create campaign and promotional fliers, bios and web site blurbs. Other works she has done have been research and photography for a few Mid-Michigan sites highlighted in the book Paranormal Lansing by Nicole Bray and Robert DuShane. She’s also worked with several companies, creating their how-to articles and product descriptions.
In 2009, Colleen joined a writer’s group called Writing at the Ledges in her home town of Grand Ledge, MI. In 2010, they published their second anthology of the group’s poems, short stories, memoirs and essays entitled Seasons of Life. Colleen’s short story, “Full Circle” was a part of this book, being one of the longer pieces and receiving several great reviews. In 2012, the group published their third anthology, in which, Colleen had two short stories.
In 2008, Colleen collaborated with her friend, Carrie Peterson, about a dream Carrie had one night. This dream became part of the opening sequence for her novel, When In Maui. Carrie’s dream and her friendship help Colleen shape When In Maui into Colleen’s first full length novel, published in 2012.
In 2013-14, she wrote a tech thriller, Immersion. Signing it with Anchor Group Publishing and released 2015. A story she's anxious to see reach a wider audience. Anchor Group also picked up When in Maui, an opportunity Colleen is very excited to see develop.
Colleen currently lives in Michigan with her two daughters – a budding chef and an aspiring free spirit that rivals her own inner gypsy. She is teaching writing classes locally. Her next novel? She’s working on a few projects and anxious to share them with you all.
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