Sunday, August 31, 2014

The August giveaway winners are....

First, I want to thank all of you who have liked my Facebook page, followed my Twitter account, and wrote a review.  I feel the love from you all, and I pour it all back into my writing.  So, as promised, here are the first winners of my giveaway!

A free e-book of The One Discovered goes to Twitter follower, Mirjana Novak Cesar (@mirjanacesar)!

A free signed copy of The One Discovered goes to Facebook follower, Debra L. Hartmann.

A free advanced reader's e-book copy of The One Enlightened will be sent to the following two reviewers before its release date:
1.  Keri Houston (left a review of The One Discovered on Goodreads)
2. Cynthia (left a review of The One Discovered on

If you know any of these people, congratulate them on winning and thank them for supporting me!

If you are one of these people, please message me via any of those sites so that I may receive your information and send you the book. :-)

If you did not win this week, I will have another drawing at the end of September.  As an extra incentive, I will also send an extra ebook to a person who encourages his/her friends to follow my Facebook page.  Simply have your friends follow me and send me a message that you invited them to join my page. :-)

And stay tuned!  I will be revealing the cover for The One Enlightened very soon! If you liked the cover for The One Discovered, the cover for book two will blow you away! :-)

Sunday, August 10, 2014

The One Enlightened is written! Giveaways are coming...

Last night, I wrote the final chapter of The One Enlightened, book two of the Chronicles of the Diasodz series.  My heart was racing and my hands were shaking!  I am so in love with this story and cannot wait until it is in the hands of readers.  Before that can happen, I will be sending it to beta readers/editors, and I will be rereading it with the scrutiny that it deserves.  I am a perfectionist, and I want you to absolutely fall completely in love with the story.

As you wait for this process to take place, I thought I would ask for your assistance.  An indie author depends upon his or her readers to spread the word about his/her books.  This can be done by word-of-mouth or through social media.  I truly believe that this series is going to continue to become more popular as the sequels are released, and I want to share this journey with as many people as possible.  I mean, how often can you say that you were part of some momentous event from the beginning? ;-)

So, how can you help?  

If you've already read The One Discovered, write a review on Amazon, Goodreads, Barnes and Noble, Smashwords, or all of the above.  Share your honest opinion of the story, its characters, and the plot with others so that they, too, might take a chance on the series.  It doesn't have to be paragraphs long.  If you aren't sure how to write a review, read a few reviews on other books you've read (or any book on the site).  A sentence or two will do, but the important thing is to share your honest thoughts with others. Tell your friends on Facebook and Twitter that you've read it, and recommend it to them.  You have no idea how powerful your opinion can be!

If you haven't read my novel yet, welcome to my site and thanks for stopping by!  My novel is in the genre of young adult/fantasy/paranormal.  It is a part of a series that will have at least four books, but it may end up having more if my characters keep wanting attention (they are quite needy). ;-)  I would love for you to take a chance on my story.  If you love this genre, I believe you will truly enjoy my story.  It's full of plot twists and characters that you can't help caring about.  The online version is just $1.99 (that's less than a Starbucks coffee).  A print version is also available on Amazon.  I, myself, am an avid reader, and to lose myself in a story is one of life's greatest enjoyments for me.  Take a chance on my Diasodz, and then share with me if you enjoyed their story.

You just might be rewarded...

For those who have yet to read The One Discovered, I will be giving away one e-book version and one paperback copy each month until The One Enlightened is released.  To qualify, you must like my Facebook account and/or Twitter account.  If you don't have a Facebook or Twitter account, you can subscribe to this blog.  At the end of each month, I will choose two people: one will receive the e-book and one will receive the paperback.  The winners will be announced on all three venues.  The first giveaway will be at the end of this month (August).

For those of you who have already read The One Discovered, I will be giving away free e-book copies of The One Enlightened before its release date.  To qualify, you must write an honest review of The One Discovered on the web sites of Amazon, Goodreads, Barnes and Noble, and/or Smashwords (or all of them). ;-) My son will randomly choose a name from the reviews to win the free e-book.  Although a name will be chosen each month until its release, the e-book will not be emailed to you until it's ready for publishing.  You will receive it before I release it to the world.

Thank you for honoring me with your time.  I look forward to sending my novels to you.  Happy reading! ;-)