Monthly Archives: July 2013

Borrow My Book on Amazon Prime.

If you weren’t aware I recently made Serissa available for Amazon Prime members. (Members can borrow the book for free!) I plan on making the book available for free as my numbers grow on Twitter and Facebook. If you don’t have Prime membership please feel free to pass the Twitter and Facebook sites around to your friends who love Young Adult books. I would love to release it sooner, but I’d like to release to a larger following to give more people an opportunity to download it.

In return for helping me I do attempt to share, RT, or follow back as many as I can, and with what time will allow.

If you haven’t read about Serissa visit this blog, and see her writing samples and blurb.

Happy Reading!

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Two 5* Reviews.

Received another 5*review today! Thank you so much to my lovely readers for the support. See the reviews live here. If you haven’t left a review yet, but are interested in doing so you may do that on Amazon or Goodreads– or even both. You can friend me on Goodreads as well or even want to read the book. Anything helps and of course is appreciated.

Review one— “I read this book being a fan of Twilight and other similar stories. I love supporting new authors so I thought I’d give it a shot. It’s well written and the story is different than things I’ve read before. Reading the description I expected something along the lines of a fan fic type book, but it wasn’t that way at all. If you’re like me in that you get totally involved in a book this book is for you. You will feel Serissa’s emotions the same way she does. Her triumphs and her heartbreaks will make you keep rooting for her and the twists and turns the book takes will keep you guessing up until the end. Several of the twists I never saw coming and I was just as shocked as Serissa was. I don’t want to be too detailed and ruin it for anyone but this is not just a fictional love story, it’s so much more than that. It makes you wonder what you would do if you were in her situation. It’s not every day your bully becomes your Guardian Angel and your boyfriend becomes your enemy. (Literally!) Her entire world as she knows it come crumbling down again and again and she keeps going. Definitely can’t wait til the next book is released!!”

Review two— “Being an avid reader of all types of fiction I found this book to be a well balanced combination of mystery, fantasy,romance and just good solid story line. The author was able to capture the various characters so vividly on paper that my minds eye easily brought each one to life, acting out each page as if I were watching actors on a stage pouring out their emotions to relay the intensity of their need to express themselves and be heard. Every author has a distinct style to their writing which is one of the things that will determine if I will bother to seek out more of their work and I am going to be first in line for this authors next release. If you like to feel the emotions of each character and are left with much food for thought after reaching the last page then this is your next “Must Read”!”

Thanks again everyone!

 


Do You Remember The Neverending Story?

neverendingstory I just introduced this movie to my thirteen-year-old niece. She’d never seen it, but it was a nice way to extend the importance of reading especially since she’s the start age of my target audience, and she’s now reading Serissa. Apparently, according to her nobody reads anymore!

Frankly, I remember watching this movie as often as I could as a child, couldn’t get enough of it. This was a classic fantasy portraying just how real books can feel when you get invested.  I’ve recently heard they are trying to remake it. How interesting could that be? I’ve read differing views on how this can help the story look more appealing and up to date, but others seem to think it should be left just where it is.

If it gives the young imagination a way to explore what reading can offer in a visual format, win-win for me. I’d love to see a new version as long as it is done well.  I haven’t read the book yet, but have recently added it to my goodreads list.

What are your thoughts? Have you read the book?  Did the old movie meet expectations or would a new one be a chance for improvement?

IMDB -New Version

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Another Angel Series… Yep, busted!

I began this series nearly four years ago. While I admit my writing style is still evolving, Serissa begged to be out there, and her readers requested her to be as well. I am currently trying to network and meet new people in order to  support the book, and also to be involved in the now. I recognize there are many angel stories, but this one needed to be told… or so I’ve been told.

I’m not going to back down from the over saturated market for like themes. Yet, I feel I should explain how Serissa is different, because she certainly is. The angels in Serissa began as aliens. They describe themselves as beings merely from another existence, their world parallel to ours, and while they are greater beings, they’re quite like us, almost  an ancient species of humans. They have their genre based similarities, but there are no demons to fight them in this story. It is not that kind of action. This is a love story, a life story if you will, at least at first before everything goes terribly wrong.

The angels focus is more than just saving the world, it’s changing it. In their world they appreciate life as a gift and love one another endlessly, even those who are not on the side of good are accepted for creating balance. They are so evolved in their emotions, they recognize the need for companionship to survive. They only fall in love once and stay in love forever. If something were to happen to their love, they are capable of moving on without grief. They’re able to do many things. I don’t want to give away all their capabilities, some I’m sure people can easily guess, but that would spoil the story.

They are not a perfect race however, just more evolved. Everyone can make mistakes in this story, no one is better than the other. They all have their role, and in that they are special. They realize their goal is everyone’s goal. Their failure is everyone’s failure. Life is not meant to be lived alone, in love or not in love, you will always need someone to back you, someone to help you, someone to guide you, someone to believe in you.

All I ask is have faith in something more than you are familiar with, but something believable and nearly tangible.  I do believe in angels… I do… I do.


Serissa Sampler

I’m now posting some samples of Serissa under the Inside Serissa section. Your first sample to read is located here.

You can now also follow me on Twitter!  and Like Me on FB.


Teaser #1

This is a pivotal point in the book. It’s a conversation between three best friends about their summer plans.

“Okay, say for a moment my mother agrees to let me travel around the country and follow around a band. I don’t even know who they are or if I’ll enjoy myself,” I say, digging for a better reason to go other than just hanging out with them. Which is good enough, but I still need more than that with a chance to have a summer alone with Kyle.

Amber gets back up to retrieve the case and hands it to me. “The lead singer is insanely hot. His name’s-”

“Gabriel,” I finish for her.

Any thoughts?

 


We’re Live!

Serissa is officially available for purchase here.

Thank you to all my readers, followers, editors, and believers along this journey. You are all very dear to me, and I appreciate every bit of advice, and have applied all of your insights to the best of my abilities. I am looking forward to a wonderful journey with future books and future readers. Much Love Forever!

M. Cundy