Monday, April 10, 2017

Monday Updates & Happy Release to At First Blush!

Hello, friends!

There are lots of things going on that I wanted to share with you. The first bit of exciting news is that FORGOTTEN, the sequel to CATALYST, will release on April 18th, much earlier than expected. Yep, you read that correctly! My 2nd book baby will make an appearance in a week! Needless to say, I'm definitely feeling the stress and excitement of another book releasing into the world.

The blog tour will run from April 18th through April 25th, and will be through Xpresso Books. If you'd like to help spread the news of the release of FORGOTTEN, you can sign up at the link below. (Pretty, pretty please!) Thank you in advance!


And here are a few teaser images that my wonderful friend and critique partner, Leandra Wallace, made. LOVE THEM!!!

You can pre-order your copy of FORGOTTEN HERE.


At the same time of the FORGOTTEN release, I'm doing a little book tour in the western part of the US. If any of you live in the following areas, please come out and see me!

Saturday, April 15th @ 2 pm- The King's English Bookshop in Salt Lake City, UT

Isn't this just the cutest bookshop EVER?!

Thursday, April 20th @ 5 pm- Barnes and Noble Bookstore in Henderson, NV (Stephanie store)

For the event at the Henderson B&N, I'll be teaming up with bestselling YA author, Jessie Humphries, who lives in that area. It should be a lot of fun!

I have to say that one of the best things about being a published author is having fans reach out to me, telling me how much they loved CATALYST. I think the next greatest thing would be to receive some FAN ART! That would be pretty awesome. :)

In other exciting news, I'm now a Pitch Wars 2017 Mentor! I'll be co-mentoring with my dear friend, Beth Ellyn Summer, and we are SO excited to be mentoring YA this year. In a few months, we'll post on our blogs the kind of manuscript we're looking for, so be on the lookout for that post in July! If you'd like more information about Pitch Wars, see Brenda Drake's website HERE.

I'm also excited to celebrate the release of Beth Ellyn Summer's book, AT FIRST BLUSH. I'm a little late to the party (the book released last week) but I still wanted to show my love and support for this awesome book and author. If you haven't gotten your copy of AT FIRST BLUSH yet, you totally should!! Here's a preview:


Who would have thought that a teenager could have a successful career creating makeup tutorial videos on YouTube? For Lacey Robbins, this dream has been her reality. An up-and-coming YouTuber, she has thousands of fans and can't wait for the day when her subscriber count reaches the one million mark. And when she is offered a high school internship at On Trend Magazine, she figures that this could be the make it or break it moment.
But sometimes your dream job isn't all that it seems. Her editor is only interested in promoting junk products, and her boss in the Hair and Makeup department introduces her to the larger world of makeup artistry, making her wonder if making tutorials online is all she is meant to do. To top it all off, when the magazine's feature subject, musician Tyler Lance, turns his broodingly handsome smile her way, falling for him could mean losing her fans, forcing her to make a decision: her YouTube life or her real life?
Fans of Zoella's GIRL ONLINE will fall right into the world of this YA DEVIL WEARS PRADA and stay hooked from the first blush to the last glossy kiss.

About the Author:

Beth Ellyn Summer writes contemporary young adult fiction that somehow always includes the following elements: fame, makeup, and television. She graduated from Long Island University with a degree in Print and Electronic Journalism. Interning for Conan O'Brien and Jimmy Fallon was the highlight of her college years. When she's not writing, Beth can be found swatching eyeshadows, solving Wheel of Fortune puzzles, and playing with her adorable cat, Penny Belle. Beth lives on Long Island in a cookie cutter town that, in an ironic twist of fate, doesn't have a single decent bakery.

You can connect with Beth at any of the social media links below.


So many congrats to Beth! I hope your book release has been everything you dreamed it would be! <3


  1. Those are great teasers for your books :) Excited to see you at King's English on the 15th!

    1. Looking forward to see you on Saturday! :)

  2. aaw hugs!! thank you for sharing! And I totally agree--fan art is totally my dream too!

    1. Wouldn't that be the best? LOVE fan art!

      So glad I could celebrate your book release with you! I'm seriously so happy for you.<3

  3. The King's English is such a cute bookshop! And awesome on your joint signing w/Jesse Humphries!

    1. It is the cutest bookshop, isn't it? I'm excited to see it in person! :)

  4. Congratulations to you and Beth Ellyn!

  5. Love those teaser images! And your sequel is coming out in just a few days?! Whoa. Seems like Catalyst was just released. Many congrats!


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