Reflecting on the Past Year, Looking Forward to the New Year

Life as a new author …

So I’m currently working on guest posts for the Blood Crave Series Tour coming up.

It’s making me reflect, as the Blood Crave Series was put out into the world last year. December 21, 2013 will mark the anniversary of when I published my first book, Dahlia. I have to say that this year has gone by quickly. I never knew that in this year, I would accomplish so much in respect to being a self-published author. The following books were released:

1) Dahlia

2) Fallen Tears

3) Rowan

4) Dealing With It (Two Short Stories)

5) Those Four Letter Words

6) Reap

I still think of myself as a newbie so the Life as a new author tagline will still stay. I met a lot of fellow indies, many which I call friends. I realized that it takes a lot of time and effort to push out a good book. I feel more confident in my writing, taking in the good (and the bad) reviews. I need to remember that I should continue to write for me, otherwise it won’t be fun anymore. And then, what would be the point?

Looking into the new year, I will focus on completing the series that I have created this year. I don’t have plans right now on a completely new story to be released in 2014, but who knows how things will go. To be honest, the start of the new year will bring about a change in my life, outside of the writing world and in regards to work, so it will definitely take more of an effort to put aside time for writing.

I’ve learned that there are things I will never do again, things that I may give another try in respect to writing, things that are a definite necessity. This journey of mine is a year in and still continuing. And I hope whoever is reading this will continue this journey with me.

I am making Dahlia $0.99 for a limited time during its anniversary time. So check it out on Amazon:


What would you do if your dreams were more than just dreams?

When you knew in the depths of your soul that you were unlike the rest?

For seventeen-year-old Dahlia Winters, this is her truth. Her coping mechanism is to simply forget and deny the strangeness that is her life. Orphaned, her past remains a mystery. Now residing with a foster family, she finally feels normal–or attempts to. Yet, dreams continue to torment her. Not only consumed by visions of miraculously healing wounds, but of a lust for something she should never naturally crave.

Then a green-eyed stranger enters her life echoing her inner thoughts and voicing warnings about others wanting to harm her. He knows things about her that no one should possibly know, and he awakens her in ways she never expected.

This leads Dahlia to discover who she really is, for she is more than just <em>human.</em> With this newfound knowledge, and the elements suddenly fighting against her, she finds it hard to trust anyone. And as she finally awakens and comes to grips with the power she possesses, she fights to stay alive.

Before the world, as she knows it, ceases to exist.


Among other things…

Do you know much about me? I feel like I’ve been all mysterious, kind of like Dahlia or Mia in the beginning of their respective books. Who/what the heck are you? Anyhow, I thought I’d list 5 random things about myself so I don’t turn into a paranormal character and end up in Fallon where fallen angels are trying to kill me.

1) One of my closest friend is returning from Nicaragua this holiday. So to say I am excited is an understatement.

2) I’ve never broken a bone in my body. *Knocks on wood*

3) A bird attacked me last summer. Flew right at my head. Now, I’ve always had a fear of birds and that attack justified my unreasonable hatred toward those creatures. I’d rather pet a snake. Seriously.

4) I attempted to quit coffee so many times I’ve lost count. I’m currently drinking my lovely brew but plan on quitting in 2 weeks. 🙂

5) My must watch TV shows: Supernatural and Scandal. I just started watching Season 1 of Supernatural months ago and I’ve already completed up to Season 7. I’m currently going through withdrawal which is being combated by watching Scandal which I started watching last year. I finally caught up so I can watch the show on TV every week with the rest of the world. That show gives me a heart attack every time I watch it. I’ve been known to scream when it’s on. I literally had goosebumps erupt on my arms when I watched the last episode.

So there you go! Until next time,


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