Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Claudia Must Die

I'm so excited to participate in T.B. Markinson's Book Release Tour for Claudia Must Die.  This book sounds so awesome.  Check it out below!

Claudia doesn’t feel like herself anymore—she feels like prey. Her husband’s hired goons have stalked her all the way to Boston and will only stop their pursuit once she is dead.

Divorce is not an option. Instead, she has stolen a bunch of her man’s money to disappear into another life.

In order for Claudia to live, someone else must die. A lookalike college student becomes the target capable of freeing her from an awful marriage.  

The plan goes horribly awry. Instead of murdering Claudia’s double, the assassins shoot the woman’s lover who is the cousin of a powerful Irish mobster. Claudia becomes hunted by all involved. Can she survive? Should she? 

Claudia Must Die will be released on December 8th

About the Author:
T. B. Markinson is an American writer, living in England. When she isn’t writing, she’s traveling around the world, watching sports on the telly, visiting pubs in England, or taking the dog for a walk. Not necessarily in that order. T. B. has published A Woman Lost, Marionette, and Confessions From A Coffee Shop.   

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 Excerpt (some strong language)

The assassins were not trained killers—after all, how many were? Perhaps unsurprisingly, the two brothers had fallen into the trade. Before they became assassins, most of their free time was spent playing video games and hanging out at the only 7-Eleven in town, drinking Slurpees. Their sleepy Texas town didn’t offer much for young men who wanted more from life than playing video games and drinking Slurpees.
          All of the adults they knew hated their jobs—if they had one—and loathed their responsibilities. Life had become a disappointment to everyone in this shithole town near the Mexican border.
          Then, one day, a man approached the brothers in the 7-Eleven parking lot. He offered them a job. It was not a factory, nor anything of that sort. They simply had to deliver a package, which they did.
          For more than a year, they worked on and off for the guy. After they had earned his trust, the man asked the brothers if they owned any guns.
          Boyd Woolf, the eldest brother, laughed. “Mister, we were born with guns in our hands. This is Texas.”
          The man smiled, but there was no joy in his expression. “Good to know.” He handed them another package.
          Two weeks later, the man showed up without a package. Instead, he handed them a picture, an address, and a wad of cash. “Take care of it,” was his only instruction.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Pitching Opportunities (#SFFpit & PitchMas)

I found out about a couple of MS pitching opportunities below:

#PitchMAS:  The window has already opened for this one today, Sunday, Dec. 7th and closes tomorrow - so if you are interested, go check this one out ASAP.  (I didn't really read all the details fully on this one)

Also, I have never heard of this Twitter pitch opportunity until this year, but this one is for writers of science fiction and fantasy - WAHOO!!  This is happening this coming Tuesday, so if you're interested, start polishing those pitches now.

Here's the link to learn more about #SFFpitDan Kobolt Author and Scientist

Don't forget, only 3 days left to submit to Spencer Hill Press!  See the link and my previous post HERE.

I wish I could participate, especially in the Spencer Hill Press one, but my new sci/fi MS is not quite ready yet.  :(

Good luck if you decide to submit or pitch!


Wednesday, December 3, 2014

IWSG and Rite of Rejection

 The Insecure Writer’s Support Group

Purpose: To share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds!

Click HERE to check out the other blogs for this monthly bloghop.
For more information or to join IWSG, visit the Insecure Writer's Support Group Website.

For my IWSG portion of this post I wanted to say that I am so darn excited about some changes that are in the wind for my writing future!  Yippee!  I can't really announce anything official yet but it has something to do with having more time and I'll post about that when I can. What makes me nervous about this, is that something will happen and then 'the change' I'm so excited about won't happen! 

Now  onto the more exciting part of this post - the book release blog tour for Sarah Negovetich's Rite of Rejection!  (I cannot believe that I no longer have to look up her name to spell it right! (now saying it is a totally different story- I think if I say it ten times in a row, I will get that down too))  :)  Now take a look at the prize pack - fabulous, right??!!

#RiteOfRejection Reader Survival Pack

Prize pack includes:

Chapter 17 tissues (because that's when you'll need them), a jumbo sized chocolate bar (a hot commodity inside the PIT), an orange scented candle (courtesy of Rebecca's fondest memory from home, a dandelion pen (as featured on the cover), hand-crafted Molly bag (these are used extensively by the main characters), and a $10 Amazon gift card.
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Rite of Rejection by Sarah Negovetich, sixteen-year-old Rebecca can’t wait for her Acceptance.
A fancy ball, eligible bachelors, and her debut as an official member of society. Instead, the Machine rejects Rebecca. Labeled as a future criminal, she’s shipped off to a life sentence in a lawless penal colony.
A life behind barbed wire fences with the world’s most dangerous people terrifies Rebecca. She reluctantly joins a band of misfit teens in a risky escape plan, complete with an accidental fiancé she’s almost certain she can learn to love.
But freedom comes with a price. To escape a doomed future and prove her innocence Rebecca must embrace the criminal within.
Available now at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Kobo & iTunes
Sarah Negovetich knows you don't know how to pronounce her name and she's okay with that.

Her first love is Young Adult novels, because at seventeen the world is your oyster. Only oysters are slimy and more than a little salty; it's accurate if not exactly motivational. We should come up with a better cliché.

Sarah divides her time between writing YA books that her husband won’t read and working with amazing authors as an agent at Corvisiero Literary Agency. Her life’s goal is to be only a mildly embarrassing mom when her kids hit their teens.

You can learn more about Sarah and her books at
or follow her antics on Twitter @SarahNego.