No, my lovelies, I haven't fallen off the face of the Earth, though I'm sure it appears that way!!! It's been a solid month since I last posted. *apologetic grimace* What's been going on with me, you ask? Well... several things. For one, my father had fallen ill and was in the ICU for several days (he's on the road to recovery now, thank goodness). I also started a new job at the company I work for, so of course that means my focus had to be redirected toward that for awhile. But now that everything's settled, I'm back in the saddle again and am working diligently to finish Fight for Me, Book Two of the Captivated Series, and I'm also working on some book reviews I promised I'd do for other authors. So never fear! Fight for Me will be coming soon.
As a tiny little token, here's a song that fits the book perfectly.
This is the seventh novel I've released, and it never gets any less nerve-wracking or exciting!!! And, as I always say on release day, I swear this is my favorite one so far, but I'm beginning to realize I'm just being fickle and allowing myself to get swept up in the moment. lol But I don't care!
See below for your links to purchase, and as always, happy reading and much love.
Hunger Games meets Avatar in this spellbinding new Young Adult, Science-Fiction novel by bestselling author Susan James Pierce.
Two hundred years after the Great Disaster, the day earthquakes ravaged Earth's landscapes, humanity has finally regrouped and is working toward a better future. But in New America - one of three remaining landmasses - the threat of overpopulation makes a better future seem bleaker by the year.
Mira (Mirabella) Foster and her parents are citizens of New America, and with the threat of starvation and disease looming on the horizon, a new discovery threatens to push everyone to the brink of chaos: blue markings develop on people's skin. Markings that allow them to camouflage their skin, but also make them feared, and eventually, targets of violence.
One of my favorite things when releasing a novel - releasing the list of songs that inspired me as I wrote!!! Here are my picks for Spectacle, and did I mention? It officially releases next Monday! Find links to purchase your copy here.
Clean water is a luxury most can no longer afford. Climate change, industrial sabotage, and greed have turned country against country as each one tries to provide for its citizens. Terrorist groups target desalinization plants and frustrated governments hunt those who work against them. Rationing, sequestering, and patrolling have become routine at a time when there are too many people and not enough resources.
While the world around them disintegrates into chaos, Zach and Vivienne hope that their life in a government-run complex will retain some semblance of normalcy. But when attacks on their water supplies bring war to their sheltered community, they must accept their new fate. Stay and fight or flee and endure—it’s a difficult decision with lasting consequences.
Will they choose what’s safe? Or will they choose to survive?
Amber Garr spends her days as a scientist and nights writing about other worlds. Her childhood imaginary friend was a witch, Halloween is sacred, and she is certain that she has a supernatural sense of smell. Amber is a multiple Royal Palm Literary Award winner, author of the bestselling novels The Syrenka Series, the award-winning Water Crisis Chronicles, The Leila Marx Novels, and the Death Warden Series. When not obsessing over the unknown, she can be found dancing, reading, or enjoying a good movie. Find out more at www.ambergarr.com.
Tish Thawer writes paranormal romances for all ages. Her magickal elements and detailed world-building are a welcome constant in every novel.
Before becoming a writer she worked as a computer consultant, a photographer and a graphic designer. She also operates a custom glass etching business, in addition to being a wife and the mother of three wonderful children.
She's been a fan of the paranormal for as long as she can remember. Anything to do with superpowers, myth and magic has always held a special place in her heart. From her first paranormal cartoon, Isis, to the phenomenon that is Twilight, this genre has always been a part of her life.
Morning, Angels!!! If you’ve been keeping up at all with Spectacle, you know Jackson, Jacks for short, is one of Mirabella’s lifelong friends who’s living with Muscular Dystrophy. And if you aren’t familiar with the disease, here’s a little excerpt from the Mayo Clinic’s website:
Muscular dystrophy is a group of diseases that cause progressive weakness and loss of muscle mass. In muscular dystrophy, abnormal genes (mutations) interfere with the production of proteins needed to form healthy muscle.
Recently I’ve had the pleasure of coming in contact with a family who’s oldest boy is living with a form of MD called Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, and it was placed on my heart to help them. After much thought as to how I could do that, I’ve decided to donate all the pre-order proceeds for Spectacle to the family to assist with any medical costs. See below to learn a little more about Brayden (my real life Jacks) and this brave young man’s journey with this disease, as well as links to pre-order Spectacle to help donate to this cause.
Love to all
Brayden is a smart and witty twelve-year-old boy, who loves video games and sports of all kinds, especially football, but the only thing holding him back is that he has Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. He was diagnosed on April 1st, 2010 with the disease, which will one day (possibly sooner than later) put him in wheelchair fulltime. His mind is sharp as a tack, but his little body is giving out daily; the more tired he gets, the more frequent the falls. Luckily he hasn’t broken any bones (yet). He will one day need a tracheotomy to be able to breathe and speak, and his lungs and heart are muscles that will give out just as easy as his arms and legs. Most boys with this disease will not live into their 20’s, and the disease claims lives daily. To help Brayden in his journey with DMD, I’ve decided to donate all my pre-order proceeds to Brayden’s family.