Friday, March 24, 2017


Celebrate the Small Things
Hop over to Lexa Cain's and join in this fun weekly Celebration. Lexa's wonderful co-hosts are:
L.G. Keltner @ Writing Off The Edge
Tonja Drecker @ Kidbits Blog

I went to see The Beauty and the Beast and Loved it!!! 

Two days ago I found out that my book, 
Don't Forget to Breathe 
received the 
New Apple Medalist Award 
for YA/Mystery-Thriller.
While the mornings are still in the lower 30's the sun has been shining! Have a great weekend!

Friday, March 17, 2017


Celebrate the Small Things
Hop over to Lexa Cain's and join in this fun weekly Celebration. Lexa's wonderful co-hosts are:
L.G. Keltner @ Writing Off The Edge
Tonja Drecker @ Kidbits Blog

Wow, what month is it? Isn't Spring 2 days away? Winter doesn't want to let us go. Schools had been cancelled Tuesday and Wednesday due to the storm. I wouldn't say it was a blizzard, just snowy and icy that lasted 2 days. Right now the sun is reflecting off the crystalized snow and making my eyes hurt. 

My release was a success! Incense and Peppermints made it to the #1 spot for Hot New Releases on Amazon, and stayed there for close to a week. I think its around #5 right now.

This weekend we're celebrated my mother's 84th birthday along with St. Patrick's Day with a corned beef dinner. I'm Irish one day a year! :)

Have a great weekend!!!

Friday, March 10, 2017

New Release: INCENSE AND PEPPERMINTS #romance #ComingOfAge #contemporary #CTST

Peace demonstrations, sit-ins, and burning the U.S. flag following the escalation of the Vietnam War are leading to a catalyst known to the world as the Sixties. A musical revolution, flower power, hippies, marijuana, and drugs are carrying the generations—young and old—into a new decade. All the while sixteen-year-old Mary Monroe is caught between being an innocent good girl and an autumn of sex, drugs, and rock ‘n’ roll.

When her brother offers a solution to her dilemma in the form of a little pill, Mary ignores the rumba in her brain and takes a walk on the wild side. Plunged into popularity and a life she’s only imagined, she meets Michael Covington, the hot newcomer, and she’s instantly drawn in by his less than flawless exterior and bad boy sex appeal. Caught up in the danger and excitement as they drift from party to party, into underground fight clubs, and through a series of drug and alcohol fueled adventures. Mary follows her new crush into a world where young girls are never truly safe from the predators lurking in the shadows and where young men are hiding from the harsh reality of war.

Feeling buzzed and as if her life is spinning out of control, Mary is assaulted by an unknown man at a party, and she’s left questioning if the enigmatic Michael is truly her hero or if he is the face behind the terrible attack. With every piece of information Mary learns about Michael, her doubts grow deeper, but with every minute she spends in his presence, so does her love.

With the war and her fear threatening to separate Mary and Michael forever, only the death of a friend, a crushing confession, and her own sensibilities can carry her over the threshold between adolescence and adulthood.

Incense and Peppermints is on SALE for 99 cents for a Limited time.



If you're on Facebook you can join in the Release Party on March 12th. It's only for 1 hour. Join in the games and prizes. 
3-4pm EST. Here:

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Celebrate the Small Things
Hop over to Lexa Cain's and join in this fun weekly Celebration. Lexa's wonderful co-hosts are:
L.G. Keltner @ Writing Off The Edge
Tonja Drecker @ Kidbits Blog

Celebrating my New Release! 
Have a Great Weekend

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

New Release: GIRL WITHOUT A FACE by Medeia Sharif #mystery #suspense #books


WITHOUT A FACE By Medeia Sharif

Destiny awakes with amnesia. She'd been driving on a wet road, about to leave flowers at a memorial marker of a deceased classmate, when she almost met that same fate.

Her mother, Mildred, is beyond restrictive, and she doesn’t want Destiny to have her cellphone back. A nurse sneaks it into her room, but it’s useless without the passcode. After her hospital stay, her mother becomes physically abusive.

Destiny and the boy she’s developing feelings for decide to drive around to spark her memory. She’s positive she crashed near a memorial marker. When they find the place in question, and when Destiny remembers her phone’s passcode, nothing is as it seems—and Mildred is crazier than she first thought.

Find Medeia – YA and MG Author

I was born in New York City and I presently call Miami my home. I received my master’s degree in psychology from Florida Atlantic University. After becoming a voracious reader in high school and a relentless writer dabbling in many genres in college, I found my niche writing for young people. Today I'm a MG and YA writer published through various presses. In addition to being a writer, I'm a public school teacher. My memberships include MensaALAN, and SCBWI.

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I’ve written middle grade and young adult in just about every genre—contemporary,
fantasy, historical, and paranormal—with all gradients of sweet and
serious. After writing my first book, I stumbled on a twenty-four chapter
outline template and have used it for each book I’ve written since then. Not
all my books are twenty-four chapters exactly, so I do modify the template for
each manuscript.

The template I use contains three acts and the opening, mid-point
reversal, and climax needed to amp up any sort of story. After using it for seven
published novels and several unpublished ones, I wondered what was so different
about it when writing GIRL WITHOUT A FACE. It’s the same template I used for
previous books, but there was a difference.

I revved up the suspense. When I write other genres, I usually have a few
quieter chapters (quiet still means I can reveal things about characters and
add some action) interspersed with ones with higher tension, especially if I
include romance and/or humor. With GIRL, I found that I had to make every
chapter intense. I was dealing with a character who had amnesia and was in
danger…all the time.

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Friday, March 3, 2017

#CTST and Cover Reveal: DARK WINDS RISING by Mark Noce

Celebrate the Small Things
Hop over to Lexa Cain's and join in this fun weekly Celebration. Lexa's wonderful co-hosts are:
L.G. Keltner @ Writing Off The Edge
Tonja Drecker @ Kidbits Blog

One week from today, I'll have a new book release. I'm working on getting ready. 

I'm been trying to get back to walking everyday.

Looking forward to a nice weekend.

***Now Onto Mark Noce's Cover Reveal***

Dark Winds Rising is the sequel to my debut novel Between
Two Fires
, and comes out with St. Martin’s Press December 5th

2017! Today is my cover reveal for the next book in my historical fiction series set in medieval Wales. A big thanks to St. Martin’s Press for the great cover art!

Dark Winds Rising (synopsis)
Queen Branwen finds her world once again turned upside
down as Pictish raiders harry the shores of her kingdom. Rallying her people once more, she must face her most dangerous foe yet, the Queen of the Picts.
Ruthless and cunning, the Pictish Queen turns the Welsh against each other in a bloody civil war, and Branwen must attempt to stop her before her country threatens to tear itself apart. All the while Branwen is heavy with child, and finds her young son’s footsteps dogged by a mysterious assassin. Branwen must somehow defeat the Picts and save her people before the Pictish Queen and a mysterious assassin threaten to destroy their lives from the inside out.

About the Author

Mark Noce writes historical fiction with a passion, and eagerly reads everything from fantasy to literature. Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, he’s an avid traveler and backpacker, particularly in Europe and North America. He earned his BA and MA from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, where he also
met his beautiful wife. By day, he works as a Technical Writer, having spent much of his career at places like Google and Facebook. When not reading or writing, he’s probably listening to U2, sailing his dad’s boat, or gardening with his family.

Dark Winds Rising is his second novel in a historical series published by St. Martin’s Press. His debut novel, Between Two Fires, (also published via St. Martin's Press) is available wherever books are sold. Learn more at or connect via his newsletter or blog.

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& Noble
/ Macmillan