NaNoWriMo – Day 21

Day 21! Last night I wrote 1,130 words, which means I’ve tripped over the 50K mark on my manuscript! (50,002, to be exact.) My November total now stands at 25,274.

Today’s playlist song is a dance track called ‘Don’t Ask’, co-written by my husband and Megadon Betamax. Hubby did an amazing job with the vocals. Nice bit of ’70s synth sounds in this. There’s no official vid, but you can have a listen to all 7 minutes and 29 seconds on YouTube (below) and download the EP on iTunes.

 

And if I may give him an extra plug, here’s a haunting piece my husband wrote and performed on his array of vintage synths for the ‘Dangerous Boys’ novella anthology trailer:

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Dangerous Boys News

Just 21 days to go before our Dangerous Boys YA novella anthology gets unleashed — can’t wait!  If you love a book bargain, pre-order your copy for the very special price of US$0.99 from these e-tailers:

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On our brand-spanking-new website, you’ll find synopses of the five novellas in the anthology as well as a few words about who we are. We love you to join us on Facebook and Twitter.

And this handy little trailer tells you a bit about each of our stories too:

Have a great weekend!

DANGEROUS BOYS – up for pre-order!

Still super-excited here about the upcoming release of DANGEROUS BOYS, the YA e-anthology I’m contributing to along with Sara Hantz, Ebony McKenna, Maree Anderson and Robyn Grady! Even more so now that it’s just gone up for pre-order exclusively on iBooks for just U.S. 99 cents! Click here or on the pic below and it’ll take you to iBooks.

Add DANGEROUS BOYS (Volume 1) to your GoodReads shelf.

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Tomorrow, of course, is Valentine’s Day, which I know people either love or hate or don’t care all that much for! But if you love *reading* about romance, head on over to my Facebook page, where I’m running a contest with my good friend and critique partner Pintip Dunn. We’re giving away prize packs consisting of Kindle e-copies of our debut YA books! Entries close 12:01am, February 15 US EST.

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DANGEROUS BOYS Anthology Cover Reveal!

Here’s your first look at the cover of DANGEROUS BOYS, an upcoming e-novella bundle packed with five stories by YA authors from the lands down under, i.e. Australia and New Zealand! I’ve teamed up with the fabulous Sara Hantz, Maree Anderson, Ebony McKenna and Robyn Grady for this anthology. We’ll soon have pre-order links available ahead of our June 5 release — sign-up to my newsletter for updates.

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DANGEROUS BOYS – Volume 1

Available through all major e-tailers from June 5, 2016!


DANGEROUS HONESTY

By Ebony McKenna

High school junior Bianca Martin is faking the best possible life in Orlando, Florida. She’s at a great school, has supportive friends and a Saturday job in a cookie store. Life is sweet!

As long as she remembers all the lies she’s told, everything is going to work out for the best – not just for Bianca but her whole family.

But when she teams up with the school nerd, Malcolm – because physics homework isn’t going to write itself – her carefully crafted stories start wobbling like spinning plates on bamboo poles. Malcolm is trustworthy and endearing, and seriously cute in an über geek way. Bianca is torn between protecting those she loves and unburdening her reality to someone she can trust.

They say honesty is the best policy, but if Bianca tells the truth, it will put everyone she loves at risk.

Ebony’s website | Facebook | Twitter


TANGENT: a Liminals novella

By Maree Anderson

When the girl Rix swore to protect is taken, he’ll stop at nothing to save her… even if it means revealing what he truly is.

For two years, lone wolf Rixon has protected Lily… and lied about his true feelings. Best to treat her like a younger sibling, because how could she possibly love a hulking great lummox like him? When Lily is snatched, and Rix discovers she’s being used in covert experiments, he moves heaven and earth to find her. But Lily is merely bait for the real target: Rix.

Vaughn Kincaid is obsessed with all things liminal. He’s a driven, sadistic bastard, who thinks nothing of experimenting on liminal kids… and using Lily to control Rix. Rix’s only ally is a lab-rat named Kade, but Kade has an agenda and Rix isn’t convinced he can be trusted. To keep Lily alive, Rix must use a dangerous liminal ability he’s kept secret his whole life… and risk becoming the one thing he vowed he would never be again: a killer.

Maree’s website | Facebook | Twitter


RAISING HELL

By Robyn Grady

Insanity runs in the family. Then again, so does warlock blood.

 Four years ago, when Brinley Stone’s mom committed suicide, Brin went to live with her aunt in Boston. Now she’s back in her hometown, finishing her all-important senior year at Hellaway High. Brin is ready to confront the ghosts from her past. Discovering an overly-protective half human, half demon in the attic is something else again. But the warlock Ruarc Bae is so much more than ‘melt into a puddle’ gorgeous. Bae has an unpleasant job to do. It starts with casting light on the murky secrets that drove Brin’s mother mad.

Robyn’s website | Facebook | Twitter


WRITTEN IN THE STARS

By Sara Hantz

The Best Laid Plans…

If Megan Russell messes up one more time her parents are going to pull her out of boarding school and life as she knows it will be over. The thought of never seeing Dan again, the guy she’s been crushing on since forever, fills her with dread. Which is why, when she accidentally crashes a friend’s car, she decides to earn the money herself to pay back the debt. And so she comes up with the idea of using her way of knowing stuff and selling psychic dating advice. After all, how hard can it be? Plenty hard. Especially when she’s forced to tell the meanest girl in school that the guy she likes is going to ask her out. Trouble is, not only is the guy Dan, but what she’s told the girl isn’t true. Megan asks Dan to go out with this girl as a favor to her, only to find out that his dislike for the girl goes way deep. Megan is in trouble. She risks getting taken out of school, losing all the money she made, and losing Dan, who’s done dangerous things to her heart for as long as she can remember.

Sara’s website | Facebook | Twitter


LIVE FAST, DIE YOUNG

By Vanessa Barneveld

Molly Corbett can’t stand seeing her childhood pal Alex Gibson destroy himself. He’s gone from straight-A student to rebel without a cause. With so much at stake, some serious interference is called for—or at least Micromanaging Molly thinks so. Alex needs to get back on the path to the Ivy League. But the harder Molly pushes Alex, the harder he pushes back.

Alex has a secret. Well, two secrets.

Number one: He has terminal melanoma. With six months to live, Alex hasn’t got a second to waste. And hanging around hospitals when his friends think he’s cutting school definitely counts as wasted time. Instead, he’s going to drop out, surf, drive fast cars…and finally put secret number two out there. He’s in love with Molly and he’s going to tell her before it’s too late.

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