Category Archives: EMBRACE

YA SCAVENGER HUNT 2012!

TIME FOR A LITTLE HUNTING…and the chance to WIN BIG! ANNOUNCING THE WINNERS OF MY PERSONAL GIVEAWAY! CONGRATULATIONS TO: HANNAH EKREN (FB ENTRY) AND ERIKA STROUP @MOONLIGHTREVIEW (TWITTER ENTRY) A SIGNED HARDCOVER EDITION OF EMBRACE AND THE SIGNED POSTER ARE … Continue reading

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Quotes and Research in Embrace

Research is a vital tool for me, and on many levels. It serves to introduce historical anchors and provide a source of inspiration for potential story threads. It assists in achieving an element of integrity and believability. BUT in some … Continue reading

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THE STORY ARC AND THE EMOTIONAL ARC

Generally, a book has 3 plot points and a resolution. It sounds pretty simple, right? Well, that’s not always the case. Deciding on the definitive markers of a story is very difficult. It’s not unlike a song – you need … Continue reading

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LOVE ON THE PAGE VS. LOVE IN REAL LIFE

We spend so much time reading about our heroes and heroines love lives and deciding what we believe is the right outcome for them – but what about us? What about “real life”? Do you believe if you were watching … Continue reading

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EMBRACE COVER REVEAL – US

What can I say? Today, Sourcebooks have revealed the stunning finished cover for EMBRACE and it is … beyond beautiful! The idea of a cover, for me anyway, is to show a little insight into the heart of a story … Continue reading

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WINTER SCAVENGER HUNT IS ON!!!!!

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE YA SCAVENGER HUNT WINNERS: GRAND PRIZE: SANDRA LIN MY PERSONAL GIVEAWAY:     ASHLEY VICKERS ASHLEY, PLEASE EMAIL: TEENFIRE@SOURCEBOOKS.COM TO CLAIM YOUR PRIZE! To everyone else who took part in the YA Scavenger Hunt, I hope you … Continue reading

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WINTER SCAVENGER HUNT

Thanks to the incredible Colleen Houck, the YA Scavenger Hunt, 2011, is drawing near! For everyone that likes the idea of getting their hands on exclusive material from an amazing list of YA authors … THE WINTER SCAVENGER HUNT starts … Continue reading

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The beginnings of EMBRACE and Violet’s exiled angels…

On the official launch day of the new EMBRACE THE SERIES website in the US www.embracetheseries.com I thought I’d post a blog on the ‘Beginnings of EMBRACE’. Drop by the site when you get a chance and sign up to … Continue reading

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ARC copies of Embrace in the US!

I have just laid eyes on the images of the absolutely incredibly stunning US ARC of EMBRACE and have learned that I am not above loud bursts of whooping and cheering and have had trouble removing the ear-to-ear smile plastered … Continue reading

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EMBRACE UK & EMBLAZE AUSTRALIA RELEASES!!

Well, the countdown is on, and in more than one country!! Very excited to have the UK release of EMBRACE fast approaching on the 6th of October. To all of the UK readers that have been in contact with me, … Continue reading

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