Thursday, March 27, 2014

Coming Up in April

I realized today how sporadic my posting has been during March. I didn’t intend to have such big gaps between posts and so few reviews, but that’s what happened. I was busy doing final revisions on my latest novel, spending time with my niece and nephews, and battling a cold that doesn’t seem to want to go away.

So I decided to make a game plan of sorts for April, and hope it keeps me accountable.

  • The thing in April I’m most excited about is the release of my fifth book, After the Storm on the 8th. It’s a standalone companion to Waiting for the Storm, which came out last April. I don’t have a ton of promotion planned, so I’m really hoping I can count on the wonderful readers and bloggers I’ve met over the years to help me spread the word. My Street Team has been awesome so far; it’s never too late to become a member if you’re interested!

  • I’ll continue working on the top-secret project I’ve been working on the last few weeks, and I’m also hoping to start book 3 in the Angel Island series. Sadie has been whispering in my ear pretty much non-stop for weeks now, so I can’t wait to get her story started.
  • The 2014 Historic Fiction Reading Challenge has a sponsor for April! CJ Archer was our sponsor in January, Jodi Lamm was our sponsor in February, and….*drum roll please*…Angela Misri is our sponsor for April. I’m so psyched about this. Angela is donating an e-copy of her brand new book Jewel of the Thames, which is about a 19-year-old girl sleuth who takes up residence at 221 Baker Street. If you know me at all, you’ll know I’m obsessed with all things Sherlockian, so when I heard about this book, I was incredibly excited. I’m beyond thrilled that Angela agreed to be a sponsor for the challenge. Be sure to get your historic fiction books lined up for the month so you can enter the giveaway!


I’m hoping to read at least two LGBT books. The books I’ll be choosing from:

Ask the Passengers by AS King {GoodReads}
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz {GoodReads}
The Miseducation of Cameron Post by Emily M Danforth {GoodReads}
One Man Guy by Michael Barakiva {GoodReads}
Ash by Malinda Lo {GoodReads
  • I’m hoping to continue my new feature, Mix It Up Monday. I started it this week, and plan to do it weekly (except next week because I have a cover reveal on Monday). It’s where I’ll be sharing stuff that’s happening in my life, talk about the TV shows and movies I’ve been watching, the music I’ve been listening to, and share pictures. Basically all the non-bookish and writing stuff in my life. 

What I’m hoping to read in April:

These are all review books. My ‘me’ books for the month will be my LGBT choices
Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson {GoodReads}
To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han {GoodReads}
Prisoner of Night and Fog by Anne Blankman {GoodReads}
House of Ivy & Sorrow by Natalie Whipple {GoodReads}
Exile by Kevin Emerson {GoodReads}

Some of the reviews you can expect:
(besides ones for the books listed above)
The Summer I Wasn’t Me by Jessica Verdi {GoodReads}
Great by Sara Benincasa {GoodReads}
Titan Magic by Jodi Lamm {GoodReads}

How was March for you? What do you have planned for April? Have you read any of the books I mentioned? Any suggestions for what to start with? What book are you most looking forward to reading in April?

1 comment:

  1. Ooooh, you've got some great reads planned for this month. My FAVORITE book of March was Prisoner of Night and Fog. So unbelievably amazing. I hope you love it like I did. And of course, The Summer I Wasn't Me. Another fantastically, beautiful LGBT book.

    Happy reading!


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