Writing with Rose- Reducing your Idea to an Elevator Pitch

Remember that blog post about how I got started writing? In the post, I talked about how I got the idea for my debut Young Adult novels,  The Final Life Series. (Non-spoiler alert, it was from a dream). But the concrete steps that actually led me to that idea is an interesting story for any aspiring writer.

For a lot of people, one of the hardest parts about writing is picking something to write about. Why? Because our brains can sometimes be all over the place with a gazillion ideas. Mine was! (Still is, but that’s a topic for another day). A wise author friend suggested, back when I was first starting out, I should reduce my book idea to an elevator pitch. She said doing this would help me discover the premise of the story. 

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Let’s dive in and start with defining elevator pitch. An elevator pitch is how you would describe your book in one short sentence to someone in a quick elevator ride. The pitch is designed to get the person to want to know more, and eventually buy, your book. The elevator pitch is used in various businesses all the time. As a writing tool, it’s gold for helping you discover the foundation of your story. Gold, I tell ya! 

I started developing my elevator pitch by boiling down the plot lines of several books. Here’s what I mean, starting with my book:

A girl tracked and hunted for lifetimes fights for her survival.
Final Life

A girl falls in love with a guy who turns out to be a vampire. 
Twilight

A writer goes insane in a hotel that’s closed for the winter.
The Shining

An astronaut stranded on Mars has to figure out how to survive.
The Martian

You get the gist. Now, think about what you want to write about. Close your eyes if it helps. Really narrow it down in your mind to the most basic idea. Got it? Here's the fun part...pretend we’re in an elevator. Just the two of us. We start chatting and I discover you want to, or are writing, a book. I ask you what it’s about. What’s your elevator pitch?

Think about that pitch and tell it to some friends for their opinion, would they want to buy and read it?  If so, why?  If not, why not? Developing that baseline pitch will help guide you for next month's post, how to build on your nugget of an idea and get started on the road to becoming a published author. 

A box set sale and a cover reveal!

It's hard to believe fall is here! I love everything about this season--football, cooler weather, sweaters, and the approaching holidays! Though Houston won't actually get cooler weather for a while, lol. In this blog post, I've got two things to share. A HUGE sale on the box set of the first three books of The Final Life Series! Second, the cover reveal and pre-order for Saving Infiniti! Saving Infiniti is a Havenwood Falls High Novella that features Infiniti and Fleet from The Final Life Series! Let’s get to it!


Check it out! The first three books of The Final Life Series is now available in a box set! The box set includes Final Life, Final Stand, and Final Death. A complete story, the saga of Dominique's quest for survival will leave you on the edge of your seat! You can get the box set now for 99 cents! This is a limited time sale, so get the box set now while you can!

See the awesome book trailer HERE!


I'm so excited to announce the upcoming release of Saving Infiniti, due out December 14, 2018! Check out this gorgeous cover by the awesome Regina Wamba of MaeIDesign. This Havenwood Falls High Novella features Infiniti and Fleet from The Final Life Series. Here's the info for pre-order and the blurb!

Pre-order now!
Amazon US: https://amzn.to/2MMiqkh
Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/2DhXXEt
iBooks: https://apple.co/2xtEUll
Coming soon to Kobo | Barnes & Noble

Infiniti Clausman is making the most of senior year. Throwing parties, pulling pranks, and breaking all the rules, she’s determined to graduate with a bang! But there’s one thing on her senior year bucket list she hasn’t been able to cross off yet—falling in love. In fact, she’s never even been kissed.

Infiniti hopes to change this when she travels from Houston to Colorado for the holiday break. Instead, she finds her world turned upside down when she discovers all things supernatural exist, time travel is real, and her very life is at stake. Suddenly, that kiss is the least of her worries.

Joe Greg will never forget the injured girl he and Kase Kasun found on the side of the mountain. It was 2012, and he was only twelve, but the image of the wreckage and his interaction with the girl has never left him. When he sees the girl again in 2018, she looks exactly the same. He figures out that she’s time-traveled to his present, with a reaper on her heels and a mystery to unravel. Drawn to protect her, he’s hell-bent on standing by her side. Even if it means his death.


When Your Kid Goes to College

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Starting the college life

It’s mid-August. Kids are either preparing for back-to-school or have already started, and that includes college. As a mom of a daughter who’ll be a sophomore at her university, I’ve been there done that with the first-year-of-college blues. And actually, it’s not that bad, I promise! Here are some survival tips for the moms out there who’ll be joining my ranks.

If you haven’t dropped off your kid yet, my biggest tip is for you to smile, be positive, keep your cool, and don’t break down. Our kids need us to be strong during an exciting yet daunting transition. We are the calm in a storm. We are the hand that wipes their tears. We are the strength when they want to crumble. They will take their cues from us. So be tough, and break down later if you must.

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New home, not home-y yet... :(

When you’re back home, don’t hound your newly independent college kid with text messages or facetime calls. Let them reach out when they want. If you have a kid who isn’t a good communicator, then set up a protocol for checking in. Maybe a quick chat every Sunday afternoon. Whatever works for you and your kid, just agree on something.

When you’re back home, and you have a kid still there, don’t smother the remaining kid. lol I tried really hard not to do that with my son, and I was mostly successful. This applies to your significant other, too!

Beware the freshman mom 15! Yep, the freshman 15 is not just for kids. Keep good eating habits, exercise, and drink lots of water! With a change in family dynamic, it’s easy to slip into bad eating habits or eat poorly because you’re a little down. And, if you’re really feeling down, get help! Transitions can be super tough! It’s okay to not be okay. (This applies to your kid. If the college transition is hard on them, get them help ASAP! Most colleges have great resources for this.)

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Last big goodbye..

If you will be an empty nester, find a purpose! If you’ve been a stay-at-home mom, then get busy with something! Volunteer, take on a job either in the home or out of the home. Your happiness is vital to your relationship with your kids and with your significant other.

Expanding on the theme of happiness, my last big tip is to embrace your tribe! Girlfriend time is good for the soul. Your significant other and your kids will be so happy that you’ve got a sisterhood supporting you. After all, as the song goes, “I get by with a little help from my friends.”  Now let’s conquer this!

(This blog post can also be found at www.letsgrowgirl.com, where I'm a regular contributor.)

Do You Want to Write a Book?

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How many times have you heard someone say they want to write a book? Probably plenty. Well, I was no different. I was always saying I wanted to write a book. It was a mantra of mine from elementary school, through high school, and then later into college. But then, when I went to law school, that mantra faded away. It became edged out by my studies, my pursuit of a career, and then, later, growing a family. But every once in a while, those six little words would enter my mind.

I want to write a book...

One Christmas, my husband gave me a handheld recorder so I could start on that book. It was so cool how he reminded me of my dream when I had all but forgotten. And so, after leaving the practice of law and dabbling in other businesses, I decided to chase my dream.

At first, I wanted to write about my family but quickly dismissed that idea because I didn’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings. Then I remembered a series of dreams I had in college about being chased by an evil entity. In one dream, I was standing in a red desert. The evil entity was behind me, holding a knife to my throat. Staring at my computer, I began to think about that dream and I started wondering...Who is the girl? Why is she in the red desert? Who is the evil entity? Why does it want to kill her?

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Those dreams became The Final Life Series, a young adult four-book saga about a girl who’s had multiple past lives and is fighting to survive her final life. Featuring gut-wrenching emotional turmoil and edge-of-your-seat action, these books will keep you on the edge of your seat! To say I’m proud of these books would be a huge understatement, and writing them has been the most challenging yet rewarding experience of my life.

Since I can’t pack in all my writing advice in one blog, stay tuned for bi-weekly installments on the writing and publishing process. If I can write a book, you can too! It’s never too late!

(This post can also be found at www.letsgrowgirl.com where I'm a contributor)

When Vertigo Strikes!

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I blogged last week about my trip to Disneyland where I mentioned my struggle with vertigo. Since then, I’ve had several people ask me about my vertigo. Well, sit back, relax, and I’ll tell you all about it.

Let’s go back in time to March of 2016 when the the family and I went to Disney World/Universal. While usually moderate with rides, I went all out and rode everything. I even did some rides back-to-back, like Mission Space. (Talk about dumb!) I practically stumbled out of that ride like a bride-to-be in Vegas on her bachelorette party. I was dizzy and nauseous, but I did not have vertigo.

Fast forward to the weekend after that trip. I went to visit my parents and got a facial while there. The esthetician worked on my face, but then started massaging my neck and ears. I thought it strange to include an intense upper neck massage, but I went with it. And then, everything went to hell. I started feeling woozy. The room tilted. I got up to sit on a chair when BAM, I went full vertigo. I was spinning like an astronaut in zero gravity, spiraling at warp speed. It was AWFUL! After a few minutes, the room steadied yet the nausea and the feeling of being “off” remained.

Back in Houston, I saw my ENT right away and he diagnosed me with BPPV (benign paroxysmal positional vertigo.) Basically, this is vertigo brought on when the “crystals” in your ears get dislodged, sending your equilibrium into a tailspin. BPPV is triggered by trauma and/or head positioning. My ENT surmised that the rides combined with the massage prompted my episode. He told me to avoid rides, steer clear of cruises, and he cautioned me about going to the dentist and hairdresser. Just great, right? How the heck am I going to get my hair done!

My ENT put the crystals back in place with a head exercise called the Epley Maneuver. However, the darn things kept coming out! Yep, more vertigo. I went to a neurologist and had a brain MRI. Went to a balance center and had a VNG. (Look it up, it’s no fun.) All tests came back normal! Woohoo! Yet I continued and still continue to feel “off”. Talk about a bum deal.

Having been dealt this hand, I’ve decided to deal with it until it passes altogether. I’m careful with head movements, and I’m a master at performing the Epley Maneuver on myself. I even carry Bonine in my purse at all times, just in case. (Bonine is for dizziness). My hairdresser knows my situation, so I see him with wet hair. No shampoo for me. (Shoutout to Vinnie at Damsels and Blokes!) My dentist is accommodating as well. He recently did some work on me while standing so I could sit upright. And I just had my teeth cleaned a few days ago and the dental hygienist was on her feet. (Shoutout to Dr. Lankford and Cindy at Memorial Family Dental!)

 At the dentist office with Dr. Lankford and Cindy! Love them!

At the dentist office with Dr. Lankford and Cindy! Love them!

I’ve improved a ton, and I hold on to the belief that I’ll eventually get back to my norm. This blip is not going to control me! I should probably put this in my next book, too. lol I’ll let you know if I do!

(This blog post can also be found at www.letsgrowgirl.com, where I'm a regular contributor.)

Livin' My Life at Disneyland!

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My hubs and I are huge Disney fans. We love the parks, the movies, and the whole “happiest place on Earth” vibe. We went to Disney World and even Disneyland before we got married, and we’ve taken our kids to Disney World five times. We’ve also been on a Disney cruise. So yeah, I’m serious when I say we’re fans.

Fast forward to this year...we let our son pick a vacation for his 17th birthday instead of a party. We did this for my daughter a few years back. Her pick was Seaside, Florida. My son’s pick this summer? Disneyland in California because he and his sister had never been.

Normally, I would've been PUMPED about his choice, but the last time I went to Disney World, (summer 2016), I rode ALL the rides and came home and had the worst vertigo ever. I don’t know for sure if all those rides prompted my vertigo, but my ENT had laughed and told me not to ride so many rides next time. (Ha ha, so funny.)

So there I was, trying to be excited about Disneyland, yet slightly freaking out about riding something and going vertigo again. But guess what, I decided I was gonna LIVE MY LIFE! And ride whatever I wanted! Vertigo be damned!

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And that’s what I did. I rode (just about) everything. I laughed, I screamed, I closed my eyes, I held my hands up in the air, and I conquered! I did it for my hubs, for my kids, but most of all for me! No regrets, not ever! But I will say that I’ll be excited to go to a beach for the next birthday celebration. Let’s be real. lol

(This post can also be found at www.letsgrowgirl.com, where I'm a regular contributor.)
 

FIRST LIFE RELEASES TODAY, MARCH 15th!

Let's CELEBRATE!

I'm SOOO excited to announce the release of First Life is HERE!! A continuation of the Final Life Series, First Life starts where Final Death leaves off and promises to deliver gut-wrenching emotional turmoil and action-packed scenes that'll leave you on the edge of your seat! 

Check out these beautiful covers! I'm so proud of them, and so excited to have a new book to add to the series!

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Here's how you can help me celebrate my release :) First, get the books! All the buy links are below. Second, please leave a review! Long or short, every review helps. Third, share this post and tell your friends about my books! Fourth, I will be having a HUGE Facebook party TONIGHT, March 15th, from 7-9 pm CST/8-10 EST at Lady Amber's Lounge. CLICK HERE to attend!  There'll be tons of fun and some awesome giveaways!  

That's it from me for now! I appreciate everyone's support with the release! You guys ROCK!!

Rose

Buy Links:
Final Life (Book 1)
-Amazon: http://amzn.to/2rFtj1X
-Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/2BvRQWW
-B&N: http://bit.ly/2m7dL46
-Kobo: http://bit.ly/2zo8ZVu
-iTunes: https://apple.co/1qELtHQ

Final Stand (Book 2)
-Amazon: http://amzn.to/2HSDvZ6
-Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/2DDD3va
-B&N: http://bit.ly/2BQtuJf
-Kobo: http://bit.ly/2CZ7zit
-iTunes: https://apple.co/1mQGuV8

Final Death (Book 3)
-Amazon: http://amzn.to/2FWIuXQ
-Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/2Ec91zL
-B&N: http://bit.ly/2BCGlle
-Kobo: http://bit.ly/2BAAAVm
-iTunes: https://apple.co/2zgtWxF

First Life (Book 4)
-Amazon: http://amzn.to/2Gm70Sq
-Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/2CrWWrR
-B&N: http://bit.ly/2lFQjbP
-Kobo: http://bit.ly/2Cwtb9d
-iTunes: https://apple.co/2DU12pt

Check out the First Life book trailer!

Check out the book trailer for First Life, book 4 in the Final Life Series! First Life releases March 15th, Pre-Order it now!

BookTrailer: http://bit.ly/2Fl4GL0

First Life Pre-Order Links: 
-Amazon: http://amzn.to/2Gm70Sq
-Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/2CrWWrR
-B&N: http://bit.ly/2lFQjbP
-Kobo: http://bit.ly/2Cwtb9d
-iTunes: https://apple.co/2DU12pt
-BookBub: http://bit.ly/2peuowy

$50.00 Giveaway Link: http://bit.ly/2CYmBFh

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HUGE E-BOOK SALE! And 3 Giveaways!

Happy Happy Day!

Have you heard of the Havenwood Falls series? If you haven't, here's your chance! Havenwood Falls is a quaint (fictional) Colorado town that serves as a safe haven for supernaturals.The series includes adult fiction and young adult fiction featuring romance, suspense, and mysteries, with a supernatural twist.The books are written by some amazing authors, and several of the titles are on sale! I'll be bringing some of my characters to Havenwood Falls High (the YA collection) winter 2018, and I can't wait! See below for more info, and grab your books while you can!

Also below, you'll find a link to a $50.00 giveaway by the super talented Elizabeth Hunter; and a link to my $50.00 giveaway for the upcoming release of First Life, book 4 in my critically acclaimed Final Life Series. Lastly, the Twilight Mega Giveaway valued at over $500.00 is still going on, but ending soon! Let's get to it!

Rose :)


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••*´¨`*•.☆• HAVENWOOD FALLS IS ON SALE •☆.•*´¨`*••

Now through Feb. 6, you can grab these great deals!  

Start the adventure with Havenwood Falls Volume One: A Havenwood Falls Collection - 99c (Reg. $4.99)
With stories by Author Kristie CookSusan Burdorf, and E.J. Fechenda, Author
Amazon US: http://havenwoodfalls.com/hfv1-zon 
Amazon UK: http://havenwoodfalls.com/hfv1-zonuk 
iBooks: http://havenwoodfalls.com/hfv1-ib 
Kobo: http://havenwoodfalls.com/hfv1-ko 
BN: http://havenwoodfalls.com/hfv1-bn

Havenwood Falls Volume Two: A Havenwood Falls Collection - $2.99 (Reg. $6.99)
With stories by Randi Cooley WilsonTV Hahn & Author Kristie Cook, and Lila Felix
iBooks: http://havenwoodfalls.com/hfv2-ib
Amazon US: http://havenwoodfalls.com/HFV2-Zon
Amazon UK: http://havenwoodfalls.com/hfv2-zonuk
Kobo: http://havenwoodfalls.com/hfv2-ko
BN: http://havenwoodfalls.com/hfv2-bn

Havenwood Falls High Volume One: A Havenwood Falls High Collection - $2.99 (Reg. $4.99)
With stories by Kallie RossMorgan Wylie, and Kristen Yard - Writer
Amazon US: http://havenwoodfalls.com/hfhv1-zon
Amazon UK: http://havenwoodfalls.com/hfhv1-zonuk
iBooks: http://havenwoodfalls.com/hfhv1-ib
Kobo: http://havenwoodfalls.com/hfhv1-ko
Nook: http://havenwoodfalls.com/hfhv1-bn


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Enter to win Elizabeth Hunter's Elemental World and Legacy Novels, plus a $50.00 Amazon gift card! Click HERE


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A sequel that starts where Final Death leaves off, First Life delivers heart-stopping action and gut-wrenching emotional turmoil. Be sure to read Final Life, Final Stand, and Final Death before delving into the unpredictable world of  First Life.

First Life Pre-Order Links: 
-Amazon: http://amzn.to/2Gm70Sq
-Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/2CrWWrR
-B&N: http://bit.ly/2lFQjbP
-Kobo: http://bit.ly/2Cwtb9d
-iTunes: https://apple.co/2DU12pt

$50.00 Giveaway Link: http://bit.ly/2CYmBFh


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For the Twilight Lovers!! This giveaway is still going on!

  • Twilight Perfume
  • Twilight Audiobook Collection
  • Twilight 3 Board Game Collection
  • Complete Twilight DVD Collection
  • Twilight Collector Barbie
  • Bella’s Twilight Replica Jewelry Set

*VALUE OVER $500

ENTER HERE: http://genrebuzz.com/giveaways/this-twilightsaga-giveaway-has-everything-twilightmoms-and-ya-twilight-readers-want/
 


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Excerpt for First Life, book 4 in the Final Life Series!

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Hey, everyone! Check out this excerpt from my upcoming release First Life, Book 4 in the Final Life Series!

Excerpt:
Infiniti chewed her ghostly bottom lip as I stomped to the center of the room, barking orders. “Dominique, get to the back of the room. Trent, come with me.” Trent and Dominique stayed close, neither one wanting to break from the other.

“Oh my God, Fleet, they’re gearing up,” Infiniti said, her translucent form alternating between being in the house and looking outside. “They’re putting on vests and things.”

“We gotta move,” I urged Trent and Dominique. “Now.”

“Yeah,” Infiniti echoed. “Like, right the hell now.”

Trent planted a kiss on Dominique. “I’ll be right back, I promise.” Letting go of her, he came over to me.

With no time to focus on anything but our mission, I gripped his hands. “Concentrate on your energy. Think of the Boardman, think of the year 1868.” Standing with Trent, a Supreme Transhuman with incredible yet unharnessed abilities, I had to believe he could help me get to 1868. He kept glancing at Dominique. I gave his hands a death-grip squeeze. “Listen, man, I need you to be right here with me, got it?”

He blew out, his stare fixed on me. “Got it.”

“Good. Help me get there, and I’ll get the job done. Okay?”

“Okay,” he answered. “And I’ll break our connection right before you time jump.”

“Exactly,” I said.

“Okay,” Trent muttered. “I can do that.”

I had no idea if he could do it or not, but it didn’t matter. We needed to act. With my face cast down, I closed my eyes and pictured the Boardman River area in my mind. Back in 1868 we lived in small, simple cabins—Stone and Caris, Dominique’s parents, were in one cabin with Dominique. My brother Farrell, our friend Jake, and myself were in another. There was also a third cabin for visitors. Traveling to a time and space I inhabited would merge my current self to my other self. All I needed to do when I arrived was find Tavion and kill him.

“They’re coming to the door!” Infiniti cried out in a panic.

Commanding my power to flow from me, I kept the cabins, the woods, and the river clear in my mind. “Go there,” I whispered.

My skin warmed. My insides tingled. My body lifted off the ground. Opening my eyes, I saw shades of gray and blue energy swirling about the room. The vapors crackled with sparks. Heat started filling my airways. It was working.

“They’re ready to kick the door down!” Infiniti screamed.

Dominique held up her hands, protecting herself from the tornadic-like activity in the house, her hair whipping wildly about her face. Infiniti dodged from inside to outside, giving a play-by-play account of how the police were about to bust in. Trent’s body shone as bright as a blue-bathed sun. I could barely look at him.

“1868! The Boardman!” I hollered to Trent. A surge of weightlessness took over me. Seconds away from the time jump, I yanked my hands from Trent’s, but couldn’t break away. His hold was iron-clad. If he had any chance of staying in this time, he needed to release me before it was too late.

“Trent! Let go!”

In flashes of energy-filled chaos, a host of cops charged into the house. Trent turned to face them. “Get back,” he said in an eerily calm voice.

The cops slammed up against the ceiling and stuck there, like rubberized toy figures with sticky-glue on them. Their weapons clunked to the ground. Infiniti shrieked. Dominique lunged for Trent. Everything went black.
******

A sequel that starts where Final Death leaves off, First Life delivers heart-stopping action and gut-wrenching emotional turmoil. Be sure to read Final Life, Final Stand, and Final Death before delving into the unpredictable world of First Life.

First Life Pre-Order Link: 
-Amazon: http://amzn.to/2Gm70Sq
-Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/2CrWWrR
-B&N: http://bit.ly/2lFQjbP
-Kobo: http://bit.ly/2Cwtb9d
-iTunes: https://apple.co/2DU12pt
-Bookbub: http://bit.ly/2peuowy

Goodreads:  http://bit.ly/2kVPxpQ
Giveaway Rafflecopter Share Link: http://bit.ly/2CYmBFh

Buy Links for Final Life Series:
Final Life: (FREE)
-Amazon: http://amzn.to/2rFtj1X
- Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/2BvRQWW
-B&N: http://bit.ly/2m7dL46
-Kobo: http://bit.ly/2zo8ZVu
iTunes: https://apple.co/1qELtHQ

Final Stand:
-Amazon: http://amzn.to/2DpMXED
-Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/2DDD3va
-B&N: http://bit.ly/2BQtuJf
-Kobo: http://bit.ly/2CZ7zit
-iTunes: https://apple.co/1mQGuV8

Final Death:
-Amazon: http://amzn.to/2FWIuXQ
-Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/2Ec91zL
-B&N: http://bit.ly/2BCGlle
-Kobo: http://bit.ly/2BAAAVm
-iTunes: https://apple.co/2zgtWxF

First Life Cover Reveal and Giveaway!

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I'm super excited to share with you the cover for First Life, book four in The Final Life Series! Check it out!

❤ Sharing is Caring ❤

Title: First Life
Author: Rose Garcia
Genre: YA Sci-Fi/Paranormal
Publication Date: Feb. 21st, 2018
Cover Designer: Steven Novak

Dominique has survived the final attempt on her life only to discover that someone connected to her future will suffer her same fate. Determined to spare this innocent loved one from being hunted for lifetimes, Dominique and her remaining allies travel to first life with a mission to alter destiny. When Dominique and her companions arrive in the past, they are confronted with a reality they didn’t expect, and are shocked by a turn of events that threaten to change everything they know.

A prequel that starts where Final Death leaves off, First Life delivers heart-stopping action and gut-wrenching emotional turmoil. Be sure to read Final Life, Final Stand, and Final Death before delving into the unpredictable world of First Life.

First Life Pre-Order Link: 
-Amazon: http://amzn.to/2Gm70Sq
-Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/2CrWWrR
-B&N: http://bit.ly/2lFQjbP
-Kobo: http://bit.ly/2Cwtb9d
-iTunes: https://apple.co/2DU12pt
-Bookbub: http://bit.ly/2peuowy

Goodreads:  http://bit.ly/2kVPxpQ
Giveaway Rafflecopter Share Link: http://bit.ly/2CYmBFh

Buy Links for Final Life Series:
Final Life: (FREE)
-Amazon: http://amzn.to/2rFtj1X
- Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/2BvRQWW
-B&N: http://bit.ly/2m7dL46
-Kobo: http://bit.ly/2zo8ZVu
iTunes: https://apple.co/1qELtHQ

Final Stand:
-Amazon: http://amzn.to/2DpMXED
-Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/2DDD3va
-B&N: http://bit.ly/2BQtuJf
-Kobo: http://bit.ly/2CZ7zit
-iTunes: https://apple.co/1mQGuV8

Final Death:
-Amazon: http://amzn.to/2FWIuXQ
-Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/2Ec91zL
-B&N: http://bit.ly/2BCGlle
-Kobo: http://bit.ly/2BAAAVm
-iTunes: https://apple.co/2zgtWxF

 

Two Awesome Giveaways, and My Upcoming Prequel!

I hope you had a delicious Thanksgiving, and that you're getting into the holiday spirit! I know I am! Below you'll find TWO amazing giveaways I've been dying to share with you! Plus, you'll find some info on my upcoming book release. Woohoo! Let's get to it!

Rose :)


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For the Twilight Lovers!! Yes, I am a Twihard! If you are too, or if you know someone who is, then this giveaway is for you! Check out the prizes up for grabs!

  • Twilight Perfume
  • Twilight Audiobook Collection
  • Twilight 3 Board Game Collection
  • Complete Twilight DVD Collection
  • Twilight Collector Barbie
  • Bella’s Twilight Replica Jewelry Set

*VALUE OVER $500

ENTER HERE: http://bit.ly/2o8v0mO


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And now for the second AMAZING Giveaway! I’ve teamed up with 54 fantastic authors to give away a huge collection of young adult sci-fi/fantasy books to 2 lucky winners, PLUS a brand new eReader to the Grand Prize winner!

Oh, and did I mention you'll receive a collection of FREE ebooks just for entering? ;D You can win my novel Final Death, plus books from authors like Jessica Leake and Laura DiSilverio! Super cool, huh?

ENTER HERE: http://bit.ly/yaSFF-dec17


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I'm so excited to be gearing up for the release of First Life, a prequel to my Final Life series! If you're interested in being a part of the cover reveal, or other release events, I'd love to have your help!! You do not need to be a blogger to sign up. You can help me promote First Life across any media platform! Easy peasy! Sign up HERE:  http://bit.ly/2o5z1bM

Start the Final Life Series NOW Before the Prequel Releases!

FINAL LIFE BUY LINKS
FINAL STAND BUY LINKS
FINAL DEATH BUY LINKS

I'm Thankful for my Prequel!

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There are so many things I'm thankful for this Thanksgiving--my husband, my kids, my extended family, my in-laws, my friends, my writing community, my fur babies. You get the gist. As for my writing career, what I'm SUPER thankful for is the prequel I'm working on! The story is flowing out of me, the characters are springing to life, the conflict and emotional turmoil are deep. I had wanted to release the book in December, but to do it right, it looks like the release will be late January/early February. I need to make sure my critique partner, beta readers, editor, formatter, and cover designer have ample time to do what they need to do without being rushed. Even though everything always ends up being rushed, right? lol

Anyway, the prequel will be here before you know it! Make sure you catch up on the Final Life Series so you can be ready to dive into the fourth installment as soon as it's released! All the buy links for the books can be found here:

Final Life: http://bit.ly/2zU56Y5
Final Stand: http://bit.ly/2zlL6i8
Final Death: http://bit.ly/2hHmWDD

Also, make sure you subscribe to my newsletter HERE for all the details on the upcoming release, plus other cool stuff I like to inform my readers on.

Have an awesome Thanksgiving!

Rose

 

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! 

Amazon- http://amzn.to/2cthOTi
B&N- http://bit.ly/1wYd883
iTunes- http://apple.co/1qELtHQ
Kobo- http://bit.ly/1quSyOo
Smashwords- http://bit.ly/1vT7sf9

Have a fun and safe Halloween!!
Rose

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: http://bit.ly/2dyNfLN

Good luck, and enjoy!

Rose

TO BOOK ROSE GARCIA FOR A SCHOOL VISIT OR OTHER APPEARANCE, SEND AN EMAIL TO ROSE@ROSEGARCIABOOKS.COM

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 RoseGarciaBooks@gmail.com or message me on FB at www.facebook.com/AuthorRoseGarcia.  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

BOOK & AUTHOR INFO:

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?

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/29542519-terrapin?from_new_nav=true&ac=1&from_search=true

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.

Author links: https://twitter.com/actroyer4https://

www.facebook.com/actroyerfanpage/https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/15093035.A_C_Troyer

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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!

Rose

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