Blog Grand Reopening, featuring a publishing deal!

I've been thinking about my blog a lot lately and how I needed to blog more. Some of the things I've been contemplating: How often should I blog? How should I blend my writerly news with the happenings of my day-to-day life? Would my readers tune-in? How should I kick-off my blog after a long absence?

And then, BAM! The fates answered!! (They answered the last question, that is. lol). I have news to share!! I've signed a publishing deal with Ang'dora Productions to write a novella in their Havenwood Falls Shared World program!!

So, what exactly is Havenwood Falls? It's a quaint little town in Colorado that serves as a safe haven for supernatural beings. The shared world program includes Young Adult and Adult, spanning from squeaky clean to knee-weakening erotica. So basically, select authors will bring their characters into this world to interact with the residents of Havenwood Falls. Neat, huh? The Young Adult series is called Havenwood Falls High, and that's where I will publish in December, 2018. I'm super excited to bring my characters Infiniti and Fleet from The Transhuman Chronicles into this world in a spin-off story of their very own!  

To keep in touch with me, keep following this blog! You can also subscribe to my newsletter HERE. Havenwood Falls also has an online book club you can join HERE. I promise, you'll love the world! 

Also, stay tuned for First Life! A Transhuman Chronicles prequel scheduled for release this fall!! 

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SCARY Reads, and a Free E-book!

While the Transhuman Chronicles is classified as YA science fiction/fantasy, there are some pretty scary scenes in the books-- Ouija boards, ghosts, possession, and even an ancient Hispanic exorcist-like "cleansing" ritual. So yeah, I can write scary, but read scary? That's totally different! But I'm thinking many of you can devour a good spine-tingling book! So in the spirit of the Halloween season, I thought I'd share the top 5 Most Popular YA horror books according to Goodreads. (See Goodreads for the full list and descriptions.)

1. Anna Dressed in Blood
2. The Monstrumologist
3. The Dead House
4. The Forest of Hands and Teeth
5. The Girl from the Well

My goal is to read a scary book one of the days, and it will probably be Anna Dressed in Blood because it topped every list I searched. Clearly it must be frighteningly good! 

Well, that's it from me! If you haven't heard by now, the first book in my series, Final Life, is FREE! Get it while you can! 


Have a fun and safe Halloween!!

Enter to win 35+ SCI-FI BOOKS and a KINDLE FIRE!

Today, I have a fun surprise that I'd like to share with you! To celebrate the end of summer, I've teamed up with more than 35 fantastic science fiction authors to give away a huge collection of novels, PLUS a Kindle Fire to 1 lucky winner! You can win my novel FINAL STAND, plus books from authors like Susan Kaye Quinn and Lee Strauss, just to name a few. 

Enter the giveaway by clicking here:

Good luck, and enjoy!



Awards, Groups, and Appearances!

Hey! A couple of quick updates about me and my books!  

The Transhuman Chronicles has been nominated for Best Paranormal Books! Pretty please vote HERE if you can. I'd really appreciate it!

I'm opening up my FB Fan Group/Street Team for a limited time! Want in? Email me at or message me on FB at  Must be willing to have fun while interacting and getting the word out about my books! Plus, I give out cool prizes!!!

Lastly, I've got some great upcoming appearances, and I'm still booking! If you are a teacher, librarian, or book festival coordinator, contact me ASAP using the same channels as above. (email or FB)

Thanks so much!!

Rose Garcia




Cover Reveal for Terrapin by A.C. Troyer


Terrapin by A.C. Troyer
(Nordic Airre, #1)
Publication date: May 30th 2016
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult

Synopsis: Eighteen-year-old Charlotte (Jinx), fights her past to chase her dream of becoming an Elite Nordic Airre pilot, yet her rebellious attitude hinders her hard-earned lead status. Overcoming a string of life-altering events and the unwanted advances of Ghost Allen, a smooth talking pilot, is one thing, evading death at the hands of two comrades is another.

When Jinx comes face-to-face with an unlikely ally, she is forced to trust him in order to escape the clutches of those who want to silence her. Can a once broken girl transform her past into an iron will, or will she ultimately crumble under the destruction?


AUTHOR BIO: A.C. grew up climbing trees and spying on her siblings. When not writing, A.C. can be found cheering on her favorite girls at a softball field or sitting in her car reading at practices and eating her hidden stash of chocolate. She enjoys family time, traveling, random road trips, watching movies, decorating, and trying new cocktails. She lives in the mitten state with her husband, two daughters, and their furbabies. Terrapin is her first novel.

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Final Death Available NOW!

Final Death Available NOW!

FINAL DEATH, the EPIC conclusion to The Transhuman Chronicles, releases TODAY! Here are the buy links:

Final Death on Amazon
Final Death on BN
Final Death on iBooks

To be a part of the online Facebook release party tonight, Monday the 27th, click here--> PARTY. There will be tons of fun, giveaways, and guest appearances from some awesome author friends. You don't want to miss out!

If you still need to catch up on the series, see the below links for books one and two.

Book One
Final Life on Amazon
Final Life on BN
Final Life on iBooks

Book Two
Final Stand on Amazon
Final Stand on BN
Final Stand on iBooks

If you've read Final Life or Final Stand, and you have yet to post a review, now would be a great time!

Thanks so much for your support!


p.s. If you're a teacher or a librarian, please email me at I'd love to visit you!

Final Death Cover Reveal

I'm so excited to finally show off the amazing cover for Final Death, the third book in The Transhuman Chronicles! The book releases late April. You can add it right now on Goodreads. Click HERE for Goodreads.

If you have yet to experience the series, the first book, Final Life, is only 99 cents.  Get it while you can!  Click HERE for Amazon. Click HERE for Barnes and Noble. Click HERE for iBooks. 

Thank you for your support! 


Final Stand Book Trailer Blast and Giveaway!

Book Trailer Blast: Final Stand by Rose Garcia!


Title: Final Stand

Author: Rose Garcia
SeriesThe Transhuman Chronicles #2
Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal Romance
Published: March 24th, 2014

Dominique is still alive after killing Tavion, the Tainted who's hunted her for lifetimes. Yet her protectors still fear for her life. They force her to flee Houston and abandon the friends she loves. But they can't protect her from herself. When Dominique starts hearing Tavion's voice in her head, she realizes that her personal connection to the Tainted still exists. And when her car is ambushed, she discovers another frightening truth—someone close to her is a traitor.

Desperate for answers, Dominique seeks the aid of first lifers Trent and Infiniti. With their help, she hopes to find her new enemy. But things get complicated with Trent because of her emotional pull toward Farrell, and even more complicated when the whispers in her head threaten her loved ones. Determined to live, Dominique decides to make a final stand against the forces that want to end her. For good.



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Rose Garcia is a lawyer turned writer who's always been fascinated by science fiction and fantasy. From a very young age, she often had her nose buried in books about other-worlds, fantastical creatures, and life and death situations. More recently she's been intrigued by a blend of science fiction and reality, and the idea that some supernatural events are, indeed, very real. Fueled by her imagination, she created The Transhuman Chronicles--a series of books about people who have overcome human limitations.

Rose lives in Houston with her husband and two kids. You can visit Rose at


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Final Stand Blog Tour and EPIC Giveaway!

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Dominique is still alive after killing Tavion, the Tainted who’s hunted her for lifetimes. Yet her protectors still fear for her life. They force her to flee Houston and abandon the friends she loves. But they can’t protect her from herself. When Dominique starts hearing Tavion’s voice in her head, she realizes that her personal connection to the Tainted still exists. And when her car is ambushed, she discovers another frightening truth—someone close to her is a traitor.

Desperate for answers, Dominique seeks the aid of first lifers Trent and Infiniti. With their help, she hopes to find her new enemy. But things get complicated with Trent because of her emotional pull toward Farrell, and even more complicated when the whispers in her head threaten her loved ones. Determined to live, Dominique decides to make a final stand against the forces that want to end her. For good.



Praise for Final Life…

 “Rose Garcia will explode your mind with action packed scenes and emotional turmoil.” - Moonlight Book Reviews 

“The whole transhuman concept had the whole Sci-Fi/Fantasy element going on, yet Rose Garcia has written it in a way that is both fresh and believable, with the classic good versus evil theme incorporated.” - Always YA at Heart 

“Final Life is filled with magical moments, heart aching moments, action, and suspense. I look forward to the next chapter of Dominique’s story.” - WinterHaven Books 


Cold seeped into my tired and achy bones as we drove away from our Houston home for the last time. Rain drizzled against the car windows. Thick, gray clouds filled the sky. The humming of the car lulled my mind until it became lost in the memory of the last two months.

My parents were Transhumans, or energy beings known as Pures, part of a race of humans that existed before mankind. Tavion, an evil Transhuman and leader of the Tainted, had marked me for death. He had even killed me in each of my past lives, but in this life, my final life, I had defeated him. And even though I had won, I didn’t feel like the winner. Instead, I felt empty. Lost. Like I wasn’t me anymore. Because I wasn’t. Too much had happened. Too many had died—because of me.

“You okay?” Farrell whispered.

I studied his perfectly angular features and sympathetic green eyes before shifting away and staring out the backseat window. According to Farrell, in each of my eight lives he’d fallen in love with me, and I had loved him back. But I didn’t remember any of it. Even though flashes of memories of him would come to me now and again, and strong emotions for him had bubbled to the surface, they didn’t belong to me. Instead, they belonged to another version of me. Someone who didn’t exist anymore.

“I’m fine,” I muttered. I ran my fingertips over the rough bandages that covered my hand, my dry skin catching on the fabric. The only me that existed was the one who had sliced open her hand, covered her dagger with her blood, and plunged it into Tavion’s chest and killed him; the one who had shared a passionate kiss with Trent Avila—a normal guy I’d never see again. I closed my eyes for a moment and pictured his face in my mind. Tan skin, brown hair with long bangs that hung into his deep blue eyes. His grandmother had given me the bloodstone cross that hung around my neck, and without it, I wouldn’t have been able to defeat Tavion. Sadly, Trent would never know because Farrell had erased his memory.

Memory erased… That was it! A sliver of hope sprang in me. I’d ask Farrell to do that to me—wipe my mind. After all, he was my protector, and if erasing my life and starting over would help me, he’d have to do it. I snuck a glance his way. He rubbed his hands on his jeans and grabbed his knees. Emotional pain etched across his face. If only he didn’t remember our past lives, our lost love, things would be easier for him. But he remembered everything, they all did. I was the only one who didn’t. And that’s when it hit me. He needed his memory erased, too. Like the Men in Black movies. Flash a bright light in our eyes, insert a new memory, and live happily ever after.

If only…

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Final Stand Release Party, and Kindle Paperwhite Giveaway!

Hey everyone! Some super exciting stuff is happening right now! First, the second book in my YA trilogy, FINAL STAND, releases Monday, March 24th!  You DEFINITELY want to join my FB release party because there will be MASSIVE giveaways! Including a Kindle Paperwhite (US) or a $100.00 Amazon Gift Card (INT). I'm also giving away my books, some swag, and some great books by some of my amazing author friends! Click HERE to join the FB party! Second, in conjunction with my release, GCRPROMOTIONS is hosting a weeklong book blast! Check it out HERE! I'm looking forward to seeing everyone at my release party! 

Final Stand Cover Reveal!

I'm so thrilled to show off the amazing cover for Final Stand! Final Stand is the second book in the Transhuman Chronicles! Isn't it amazing? The cover was designed by Steven Novak at Novak Illustration. I can't thank him enough for his creativity and for capturing the essence of Final Stand! The book will be released March 24th, so stay tuned!

And here's the book blurb:

Dominique is still alive after killing Tavion, the Tainted who's hunted her for lifetimes. Yet her protectors still fear for her life. They force her to flee Houston and abandon the friends she loves. But they can't protect her from herself. When Dominique starts hearing Tavion's voice in her head, she realizes that her personal connection to the Tainted still exists. And when her car is ambushed, she discovers another frightening truth—someone close to her is a traitor.

Desperate for answers, Dominique seeks the aid of first lifers Trent and Infiniti. With their help, she hopes to find her new enemy. But things get complicated with Trent when she finally accepts her eternal love for Farrell, and even more complicated when the whispers in her head threaten her loved ones. Determined to live, Dominique decides to make a final stand against the forces that want to end her. For good.

To add Final Stand to your Goodreads list, click HERE.

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NEW COVER for Final Life!

I'm so thrilled to FINALLY show off the amazing new cover for my YA Paranormal Romance/Supernatural Thriller, FINAL LIFE.  Isn't it amazing!  The cover was designed by Laura Hidalgo of Bookfabulous Designs.  I can't thank her enough for her brilliant vision and for capturing the essence of Final Life!  

And here's the book blurb:

Nothing sucks more than being forced to move cross country during senior year. And Dominique Wells doesn't think things can get any worse until she's invited to a quirky neighbor's party. When pressured into playing a magical card game, Dominique's world goes from sucky to terrifying. She begins having visions of a red desert and an evil presence--a presence who hints at past lives and promises to kill her.

Plagued by fear and suspicion, and unaware of a family secret kept hidden from her, Dominique is determined to live. Together with a mysterious and gorgeous guy who's moved in while his parents are away, and a hot, popular guy from school, Dominique must seek clues to her past if she's to survive. That, and keep her emotions in check for the two guys she suddenly can't stop thinking about because if she doesn't, she'll be dead. For real.

Click HERE  for the buy pages. And happy reading!!


Cover Reveal for Dear Cassie by Lisa Burstein

I'm thrilled to be a part of the Dear Cassie cover reveal for the awesome Lisa Burstein! Here's her cover:

Isn't it gorgeous! And here's the info about the awesome author and the amazing book. Enjoy!


Lisa Burstein is a tea seller by day and a writer by night. She received her MFA in Fiction from the Inland Northwest Center for Writers at Eastern Washington University. She lives in Portland, OR, with her very patient husband, a neurotic dog and two cats. Dear Cassie is her second novel.


DEAR CASSIE official Blurb:

What if the last place you should fall in love is the first place that you do?

You’d think getting sent to Turning Pines Wilderness Camp for a month-long rehabilitation “retreat” and being forced to re-live it in this journal would be the worst thing that’s ever happened to me.

You’d be wrong.

There’s the reason I was sent to Turning Pines in the first place: I got arrested. On prom night. With my two best friends, who I haven’t talked to since and probably never will again. And then there’s the real reason I was sent here. The thing I can’t talk about with the guy I can’t even think about.

What if the moment you’ve closed yourself off is the moment you start to break open?

But there’s this guy here. Ben. And the more I swear he won’t—he can’t—the deeper under my skin he’s getting. After the thing that happened, I promised I’d never fall for another boy’s lies.

And yet I can’t help but wonder…what if?


DEAR CASSIE excerpt:

We kept walking on the lake trail, the bullfrogs croaking. There was also a humming in my ears from the nicotine.

It could only be from the nicotine. It had nothing to do with being outside, at night, alone with Ben. It had nothing to do with Ben coming to the cabin and taking me instead of Nez and it definitely had nothing to do with the stars above us shining like they were the sky’s tiara. 

I stopped on the trail and looked up, taking them in, when all of a sudden bright colored lights exploded in the sky—fireworks, one after another, on top of each other, huge kaleidoscopes of light, like sparkling rainbow spiders.

“How did you know?” I asked, my voice going softer, like if I talked too loudly they would stop. It was so beautiful, after weeks of so much ugly. 

Ben turned to look at me, the colored lights in the sky turning his skin pink, blue, green. “I’m magic.” He shrugged.

I geared up to tell him to fuck off, because that was some corny-ass shit, but then I realized that he really kind of was. In that moment he was able to actually make me forget being me.

“I would try to kiss you,” he said, “but I’m afraid you’d kick me in the balls.”

“I probably would.” I laughed, the sky filling with noisy color like paint launching from a giant popcorn popper. “But like I said, it wouldn’t be about you.”

“I guess I’ll have to figure out how to make it about me,” he said, taking off his boots and socks and standing. “Come on.”

“There is no way I am getting near that water again,” I said.

“I’ll make sure nothing happens to you,” he said, holding his hand out to help me up.

I looked at his palm, open, waiting, just wanting to hold mine. For once, I didn’t think about anything except that there was a cute, sweet, smart-ass boy standing in front of me with his hand out.

I pulled off my boots and socks and took it.  

We stood at the lakeshore, our hands still clasped, the water licking our feet, fireworks decorating the sky.

I turned to him. He was looking up, his mouth open in wonder like he was trying to swallow the moment.

It was definitely one worth keeping.


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Cover Reveal for Interred by Marilyn Almodovar

I'm so happy to help the awesome Marilyn Almodovar with the cover reveal for her debut YA novel, Interred! Here is the cover, isn't it gorgeous!

And here is the blurb for the book:

Time has never been an issue for Baxter Jacobs, but then she never knew she had the ability to Bend it.

As her sixteenth birthday approaches, Baxter inherits a pendant that will change her life. Connected to the pendant is a dark and mysterious young man named Declan Ashdown. Trapped in a Time loop for the past 122 years, Declan needs Baxter’s help to escape. The only problem is, she has no idea how to do it.

To acquire the power she needs to free him, she’ll become one of the Interred, those whose Magical abilities emerge as they come of age. When she does, she’ll discover that Declan isn’t the only one interested in the fact that she’s a Time Bender.

As the Interment arrives, Baxter knows this will be no Sweet Sixteen. A vengeful relative and ruthless Council are determined to control her. Declan’s powerful and charming descendant, Jack Ashdown, claims he can save her. She’ll soon have to decide who she can trust, and how to master her new abilities before Time runs out.


You can follow Marilyn at her FB page over HERE, her twitter page over HERE, her website/blog over HERE, and on Goodreads over HERE. She is definitely a writer to watch!

Meet YA Paranormal Writer Jesse Kimmel-Freeman

Welcome to my author Meet and Greet, featuring YA paranormal writer, Jesse Kimmel-Freeman. She's super awesome. Enjoy!

Q. Tell me about the book you're promoting.

Well, how about I tell you what I'm working to finish? I'm almost done with my NaNo project, Network Deserted. Which is a YA book that follows 4 teens that are trying to escape the Network and ultimately end up on the side they were supposed to be fighting. And I'm trying to get the third book in my Bella Vampire Series, Bella Tristezza, finished. The first book is Bella Notte, which was my debut book. Here's the blurb for that one: Vampires? Check. Werewolves? Check. Death prophecy to hang over your head? Double check. Seventeen-year-old Emma Hutchinson struggles to find her place in the world she has been born to as she tries to decide whether she should be with Michael, the boy she has been dreaming about since she was three or if she belongs with Dominic, her betrothed.

Q. How did you come up with the idea for this book?

The NaNo project sprung up from something my husband told me to try and get my kick started on my NaNo writing, but it has nothing to do with what he originally told me. LOL. Isn't that the way it always works out? The Bella Vampires Series started because Bella Notte was the book I wanted to read at the time and there weren't any on the market like it yet.

Q. Do any of the characters symbolize something or someone in real life?

I think that the characters in most of my books are bits and pieces of the people I've come into contact with in real life. Those that truly made an impression. You know, for the better and worse. My best friends says that my main female characters usually have a lot of me in them- even if I don't see it.

Q. Who are your favorite authors?

Um, that's a hard one. I have a lot of favorite books, but not necessarily authors. Like I love He, She, and It, but I've never read any of her other works. 

Q. If you were stranded on a desert island and could only have one book, what would it be and why?

The Awakening by Kate Chopin! I feel kind of like the guy in Conspiracy Theory about that book. But I can't explain it. I have to have a copy of it. It was one of those books that seemed to cause an awakening within me as well.


Jesse now lives in a small town in the middle of nowhere. She moved from the chaos of Los Angeles. Yes, she misses it. It is not uncommon for her to be asked why she moved from such a busy place to the one horse town- the answer is simply to allow her kids to grow up with their grandparents.

Jesse has studied anthropology and used her “education” as an excuse to hang out with vampires- her masters' thesis was going to be modern vampire culture. They really do exist. Vampires have been her obsession since she was about five years old when she swears she was bitten by one.

She enjoys reading and writing. But most importantly being a crazy mom to her son, new daughter, and ever growing pet family. Singing silly songs at the top of her lungs and embarrassing her son is one of her favorite activities. She considers herself to be an odd duck.

Her books and her blog can be found at You can follow her on Twitter HERE, and on Facebook HERE.

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Check Out This Awesome Dragon Anthology

Ever heard of Xchyler Publishing (XP)? If not, you're about to! They're a new independent publishing house focusing on Paranormal, Steampunk, Mystery, and Fantasy. I've been following them on twitter and this cool dragon anthology that they've just released caught my eye. 

Here's the gorgeous cover:

And here's the blurb:  

Forged in flame, wrought in blood, bone and steel, from the bowels of the earth and the inner most chambers of the heart, dragons arise. Fired by their passion, inspired by legend, six talented storytellers delve into realms of myth and fantasy as they explore what it means to be human.

First Flight by Samuel Mayo: Vanderson Egilhard yearns to fly, but when he discovers his father’s secret, the fate of his family and perhaps the world falls into his young hands.

A Dragon’s Honor by Brian Collier: When ancient alliances fail and friends stand alone to face certain doom, one dark secret and Calrym’s courage spell the utter destruction or dawning new age of two failing nations.

Birth Pains by Eric White: Bellalinde made a terrible sacrifice for love. Years later, her choice sends her and her granddaughter on a journey from which only one can return.

Golden Legacy by Jana Boskey: Hated, hunted, marked for extermination, when a young assassin hunts down Zachariah, he must decide which of them truly deserves to live.

Heart of Steel by Caitlin McColl: When murder steals his wife from Gideon Hendry, lust for revenge fires his passions. Only his fantastic creations know if he can escape his obsession before it seals his fate.

A Chink In The Armor by D. Robert Pease: Blessed by the gods, Job has never lost a battle. He has triumphed over every challenge from man and nature. Arrogant? Yes, but he's invincible. Or is he?


Doesn't it sound great? You can get the anthology over HERE at Amazon. You can also follow XP over HERE at twitter, or just click on their WEBSITE for more info.