It's Fabulous, Fantastic Friday! After skipping CTST posts during the A to Z Blog Challenge, I've got so many things to celebrate, it's hard to know where to start. Hmm...well, obviously, I must recognize our wonderful host, Lexa Cain, along with cohosts, L.G. Keltner and Tonya Drecker. Thank you for running this hop.
1. I worked on my historical novel this week for the first time in over a month. I want to have it in good shape by the end of July so I can participate in the IWSG Twitter Pitch. One slight problem: I've never sent a tweet. So that gives me about two months to figure things out. I think I can, I think I can, I think I can...
Image: Connie Ma
2. I get to go on vacation soon. Every year my parents rent a house on Kiawah Island, SC. It's about thirty minutes south of Charleston. We build sand castles on the beach, dodge jelly-fish in the waves, and bike all over the place looking for deer, alligators, and the illusive bobcat. As if that wasn't enough, my mom does
most all the cooking and it's the best. I'll probably gain at least five pounds, but it will be so worth it.
3. It's cover reveal time!
MARKED BEAUTY by S.A. Larsen, Digital Cover Reveal Information
Title: Marked Beauty
Author: S.A. Larsen
Publisher: Ellysian Press
Release Date: October 2017
Uncovering hidden secrets can sometimes kill you . . . or worse, steal your soul.
Anastasia Tate has a secret. She can feel the emotions of others through their life energy auras. Not a welcome gift for a teenager. Especially when a sinister presence begins stalking her.
Viktor Castle also has a secret. He’s tasked with protecting humanity yet cursed by an ancient evil to destroy it.
After Viktor saves Ana’s life, her abilities grow stronger. Drawn together, she senses Viktor has answers to lifelong questions. Only he shuns her at every turn, knowing he has saved her only to put her in more danger.
As Ana struggles with her attraction to Viktor, he tries everything to bury his unexpected feelings for her. But they must find a middle ground. For only together can they combat the dark forces threatening both their lives . . . and their souls.
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About the Author
S.A. LARSEN is the author of the award-winning novel Motley Education, the first book in a fantasy-adventure series for middle grade readers. Her work has appeared in numerous local publications and young adult anthologies Gears of Brass and Under A Brass Moon by Curiosity Quills Press. Marked Beauty is her debut young adult novel. Find her in the land of snowy winters and the occasional Eh’ya with her husband of over twenty-five years, four children, a playful pooch, and three kittens.
Visit her cyber home anytime at www.salarsenbooks.com.
Connect with her on Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Blog | Goodreads
This is a #hashtag giveaway, where two lucky winners will receive a FREE eBook of Marked Beauty upon its release.
- Share one of the premade images via Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. Or write up a blog post using one of the images.
- Include #MarkedBeauty in your description.
- Optional for extra entry: include Add to Goodreads (with link) in your description.
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Pre-made tweets (you add the image)
"A lust 4 life energy. An ancient curse. One soul's journey thru death 2 find the cure." #MarkedBeauty #CoverReveal http://bit.ly/2qdE0q0
"Uncovering some secrets can kill you, or worse ... steal your soul." #MarkedBeauty #CoverReveal http://bit.ly/2qdE0q0 #YAlit
An ancient race. A timid girl. And a journey to the in-between. #MarkedBeauty #CoverReveal http://bit.ly/2qdE0q0 #YAlit
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The giveaway begins May 17th and will be open until May 23rd. Winners will be announced May 24th via social media.
Have you ever participated in a Twitter pitch? Any advice? Going on vacation this summer? Are you in tune with the emotions of other, a bit like S.A. Larsen's Anastasia?