Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Last Day of the IN TOO DEEP Blog Tour


Click the graphic to check out all the stops on the tour!

Well, it has been a whirlwind of a week! IN TOO DEEP started its blog tour with XpressoBlogTours and I couldn't be happier!

What an amazing experience to be witness to something you created being weighed and measured by many different people with many different likes and dislikes! I really enjoyed my very first blog tour and am already planning to have one for the sequel...

....yes, I said sequel!

The sequel for IN TOO DEEP is possibly releasing before the end of the year!

If you would like to review IN TOO DEEP, please use the contact tab above and let me know, I would be happy to send you a copy to review.

Don't miss all the amazing reviews and give Giselle from Xpresso your props! Her tour savvy is amazing! :)

Now, I have some writing to do!

Thursday, June 13, 2013

I am so excited to be starting my BLOG TOUR today with Xpresso Book Tours! Click on the graphic above and you can check out the 49 stops IN TOO DEEP will be making over the next five days!

Some super awesome book bloggers have REVIEWS and GIVEAWAYS running for the next five days! Win a copy of IN TOO DEEP or just stop by to read their reviews before you purchase a copy of your own.

Here are just a few tiny snippets of some awesome reviews:

The beauty of friendship and the power of true love shine through the darkness of this emotional roller coaster.” -Fairie Tale Books
Okay here it goes..... This book is F^&*%$# INCREDIBLE! Lord I have never ever been so heart broken in my life. I read this book and lord i had all these emotions and I was bawling like a crazy a$ lady!” - A Diary of a Book Addict
Wow….. This book was completely captivating.” - Crystal's Random Thoughts
I am so excited with the applause IN TOO DEEP is getting. It's a tough subject and I give my readers credit for sticking with Gracie all the way to the's a tough was tough to write and re-read and edit and re-read and's definitely an emotional roller coaster!

There has also been some HYPE over Jake! Oh, sweet, sweet Jake! Here are just a few ecards circulating throughout the net...enjoy!

Thanks so  much for those of you creative enough to make these GORGEOUS examples of everyone's IN TOO DEEP favorite! :)

Haven't gotten your copy of IN TOO DEEP yet. CLICK HERE to get your ebook or paperback!

Wednesday, June 5, 2013


**amazing collage courtesy of Jenee's Book Blog**
About a month ago my computer was freaking out and it wouldn't let me post here. Something was wonky, I don't know what. So, needless to say, as the countdown to IN TOO DEEP's release moved faster and faster, I was busy on Twitter, Goodreads and Facebook making connections, accepting friend requests and welcoming followers. I have also been fully eveloped in writing the "Part 2" of IN TOO DEEP. My blog has suffered a bit coming in at last place on my priorities list...which is silly b/c this is where you get to know the REAL me, my freak personality, my goofball humor and I've been neglecting you.

For that, I apologize!
Today I decided to give it another try and see if my laptop would do what I needed it to to post for you today and VOILA, it's working! While I was setting it up, I peeked at my stats page and there were almost 6800+ page views last month....WHAT THE HECK? That's up from just a little over 100 visitors a month. Even though I wasn't posting I had readers visiting in droves! Well, that just thrills me to no end!
Friday of last week I was surprised at my door by a smirking UPS man. My UPS man is awesome, my kids call him my 'boyfriend' which makes me giggle. He IS quite handsome and he DID go to Penn State, but I've got all I can handle with my HOT husband so...a boyfriend, no. I can write scandalous things but that's because I have no interest in living that way! LOL! So, anyway, Phil the UPS man is standing at my door and it dawns on my that he may have my books....books I hand't laid eyes on, books I hadn't touched with my own hands. Sure enough, that's what he was delivering - 9 boxes of IN TOO DEEP for my book signing this weekend! Poor Phil saw a side of me he didn't know what to do with. I was jumping and clapping and crying and thanking him like he personally printed each one!
Now, before I show you the picture (which has been all over the internet by now, between Twitter and Facebook) let me forewarn you, it is not pretty. Our A/C was broken, it was 90+ degrees, I had been writing all day so I had not showered, dressed or put  make up on...not the way you want to memorialize your very first novel in your hands...but, hey, you hang around with me long enough and you know I'm the "you get what you get" kind of person...I don't DO fake. So, I wasn't faking anything in this less-than-attractive pose but here you go...this is what Phil did to me on Friday...
When collage's like the one at the top of this post and this one...

**gorgeous collage courtesy of Brittany & Bianca Blab Books**

...started coming my way from bloggers who had already read IN  TOO DEEP, I knew no one had to pinch me anymore...THIS SHIZNIT WAS REAL! I was getting FAN mail and virtual FAN art! This is the validation every author needs to remind them...someone (Sapphire Star Publishing, in my case) didn't just give you a shot...they believed in you because what you do is WORTHY of being in print. They knew that your characters would grab ahold of readers' hearts and give it a good shake before letting it go. Someone knew the market well enough to let your words make a statement for the world to read!

I am in awe of the response IN TOO DEEP has received!

Just going over the reviews on Goodreads gives me chills...and yes, I will admit, I read those couple reviews every day! EVERY day because it is an amazing feeling to have people you have never met connect with people you have created in a way that leaves them teary-eyed and speechless. There is no feeling like this!

So, with ONE DAY left to go...

I have to say, I am honored to bring you the life of Gracie Jordan. I am anticipating your reactions to Noah Foster. And I am squealing with excited to introduce the amazing Jake Rockwell to all the BOOK BOYFRIEND FREAKS out there... and I say FREAKS with respect, because I am one of you!

Now here are all the deets you need to take this awesome IN TOO DEEP trip right along with me:


Available on in paperback and Kindle and also available on in paperback and Nook.

Tomorrow I hope you will join me at my VIRTUAL RELEASE PARTY on Facebook from 9am-12pm! Come with virtual food and drink. Ask me questions, tell me what you think of the book so far, NO SPOILERS PLEASE. And I can't promise anything but there's a slight chance Gracie, Noah and Jake may show up for a short time.

Saturday I will be doing a book signing at AROMA'S COFFEE and BAGELS in Elverson, PA from 9am - 12pm. I will have those NINE boxes of books on hand for you to grab or bring one you've already received! Hope I will see you there!

The week of June 13-17 is my VIRTUAL BOOK/BLOG TOUR thanks to Xpresso Book Tours. I will be bouncing around to FORTY-NINE different blogs that week. Crazy!

I am also looking forward to a couple college visits next school year. I have been invited by two universities to come speak to their SIGMA KAPPA Chapters (my sorority) and do a program on emotional abuse and its red flags! I will also be selling books and signing them at these events as well!

I am living a dream!
OK I're still going to have to pinch me...I don't think I will ever get used to this.

But I do have to say, Gracie (who is real in my heart) DOES deserve all this hooplah for all she has survived! Thank you for giving her props!

Peace out, Romance Peeps!
(And for the 1,000,000th time - thank you to my favorite band, Pearl Jam for inspiring this book!)
You can read more about that HERE!