Tuesday, July 16, 2013

My Avery Shaw Experiment playlist

I don't listen to music while I write. I get way too distracted. I can't listen to music without singing and dancing along. Seriously. I have a problem. It's bad. But, I do always have a playlist to go along with each book I write, I just have to listen to them while I'm not trying to work.

Sometimes it's a mood or a sound that reminds me of the book I'm writing, or it's the lyrics, but usually it's a mixture of all three. I also have somewhat eclectic taste in music, so a lot of times my soundtracks turn out really random.

The list for Serial Hottie is already up on my extras page, but I'll try to get all of them up soon. For now, I'll start with The Avery Shaw Experiment.

So, here it is, in my personal playlist order... Enjoy!

1. Ring My Bell Anita Ward
(this is officially Grayson and Avery's song. See the story "Post Shower Avery And Grayson Things.")
2. Faded Soul Decision
3. What Makes You Beautiful One Direction
4. Kiss Prince
5. Get Lucky Daft Punk(ft. Pharrell Williams)
6. Too Close Next
7. Sexual Healing Marvin Gaye
8. Blurred Lines Robin Thicke (ft. Pharrell & T.I.)
9. Rock Your Body Justin Timberlake
10. Stereo Hearts Gym Class Hereos (ft. Adam Levine)
11. Weird Science Oingo Boingo (because you just have to have this one!)

What do you think? Do you have a song that is so Avery and Grayson? I'd love to hear it!

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Happy INDIEpendence Day!

Happy 4th of July everyone! Hope everyone is having a safe and awesome day off. I'm just trying to escape the heat! In celebration of Independence Day, I have joined the Indelibles 2nd annual INDIEpendence Day blog hop!

Picking an author to spotlight for this was so hard! There are quite a few that I've fallen in love with over the years. Of course Colleen Hoover probably holds the top of the list with her amazing books. She won me over with Slammed and then completely blew me away with Hopeless. If you haven't read Colleen's books yet, seriously, get on that because you are missing out! Of course, she may not be an "indie" author anymore, now that she's so insanely popular, but she started out that way, so I say she still counts. Also, Hopeless is on sale for Kindle on Amazon right now for just $0.99! Go. Buy. It.

Others I love would be Tammy Blackwell for her Timberwolves series, Emma Raveling for her Ondine Quartet series, Samantha Young for her Lunarmorte series, and Sariah Wilson for The Ugly Stepsister Strikes Back.

For my INDIEpendence Day spotlight I am going to rave about... 
Taylor Longford's Greystone series!


Summary for Valor (Greystone Book 1) via Goodreads.
Think you know about gargoyles? The beautiful winged race disappeared eight hundred years ago. Their greatest enemies were the brutal harpies that people today mistake for gargoyles.

Like all gargoyles, Valor is protective by nature. When he wakes to find a human girl in trouble, his first impulse is to help her. But the greatest risk to MacKenzie’s safety is himself. One scratch from the poisonous barbs on his knuckes and she’ll be lost to him forever.

Don't let the gargoyle thing fool you, apparently they can be hot too! I love this series! I think Taylor is a lot more undiscovered than she deserves to be. Her books are creative and well written. I have been sucked into Makenzie's world and the tangled lives of each of her gargoyle friends for a long time now. I just fall in love with the series more with each book that is released. In fact, when writing this post today I discovered that Defiance is out now and I did a little happy dance. Guess what I'll be doing tonight after the fireworks are over and the kids are in bed! If you're looking for a great read that doesn't break the bank definitely give Taylor's books a try!

Connect with Taylor on GOODREADS, her WEBSITE,  and FACEBOOK. And of course find her books on AMAZON and Barnes & Noble

The first book in the series VALOR is even available for FREE right now on amazon kindle, so you have no excuse! 
Click this LINK and start reading RIGHT NOW!

That is all. I have now said my peace. You now have my permission to go and enjoy your holiday. (After you download Valor, of course.) Happy INDIEpendence Day everyone!

Monday, July 1, 2013

Giveaway winners!

Congratulations to Holly, Doris, Tayte, Anna and Morgan for winning the autographed mini-posters of the Avery Shaw Experiment! And congratulations to Michelle--you are now the proud owner of your very own secret Grayson Kennedy love diary! Grayson is very excited to contact you! (Along with some other goodies.)

Thank you to everyone who entered this giveaway! I had a great time with this giveaway and especially with writing these journal entires. I'm overwhelmed by all the love I've seen for this book.
Thank you all so much for your support!

If you didn't win this time, all is not lost. I do have another giveaway going on right now with my Chameleon blog tour. (A $50 amazon gift card, which I hope you will use toward lots of awesome books!) This tour ends July 31st, so check out some of the interviews , guest posts, and excerpts from my newest book and enter to win!