Tuesday, September 24, 2013

How To Date A Nerd Blog Hop

In honor of Cassie Mae's book, How To Date A Nerd, coming out TODAY we are doing a blog hop. (Congrats Cassie!)

Post an answer to this question: What is the nerdiest thing about you?
Post the blog hop picture on your post and on your sidebar.
Post the Goodreads link to How to Date A Nerd http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17976672-how-to-date-a-nerd

The nerdiest thing about me? The TV shows I watch. I'm big into Doctor Who (thank you Jenny Morris) and super heroes. In fact I'm a lot like Zoe in that aspect. . .a closet nerd. :)

Check out How To Date A Nerd at Amazon and Barnes and Noble.

Zoe has a great pair of legs, perky boobs, and wears exactly what she needs to show it all off. She works hard for the easy sleazy ‘you only wish you were me’ reputation, burying who she really is—an all-out nerd.

The only time Zoe gets to be herself is when she hides under her comforter to read X-Men comics, sending jealousy stabs at everyone who attends Comic-Con. Keeping up her popular rep is too important, and she’s so damn insecure to care about the consequences. But when Zoe’s sister takes her car for a ‘crash and burn into a tree’ joyride, her parents get her a replacement. A manual. Something she doesn’t know how to operate, but her next door neighbor Zak sure as heck does.

Zak’s a geek to the core, shunned by everyone in school for playing Dungeons and Dragons at lunch and wearing “Use the Force” t-shirts. And Zoe’s got it bad for the boy. Only Zak doesn’t want Popular Zoe. He wants Geek Zoe.

She has to shove her insecurities and the fear of dropping a few rungs on the social ladder aside to prove to Zak who she really is and who she wants to be… if she can figure it out herself.

 Adding it to your TBR list? Have you read any of Cassie Mae's books?


Wednesday, September 4, 2013

IWSG: What Ifs

This is my post for the Insecure Writer's Support Group. It's a group thought up by the ninja himself, Alex J. Cavanaugh. The group posts the first Wednesday of every month and is a wonderful way to support and get encouragement from and for your fellow writers. If you would like to join the group or see the other blogs that participate in it go HERE.

I've been on this journey now for two years. I've written two books, started two more, posted countless blog posts, and networked with the most amazing people.

I'm getting closer to  where I want to be...published.

I've sent out a few rounds of query letters for the collab I wrote with the phenomenal Kelley Lynn. We got rejections and one revise and resubmit, but didn't bother me. Kelley and I are in it together.

But, now I've sent out two query letters for Awakened, my YA paranormal. Both these queries are for information. The agent either requests or tells you why they don't want it. I got the first one back and wasn't surprised by the response...

Nothing special. Didn't stand out.

I love my story and I think it's great, but there's this little voice in my head that keeps saying, 'What if there's nothing special about this. What if there's nothing to make it stand out.'

I used to think it was special. I used to think it was fabulous. Was that because it is or was that because I was naive?

So, does my story suck? Or just the voice in my head?


Monday, September 2, 2013

Nerd Blog Hop

Are you a nerd or a closet nerd? Have you ever done something nerdy? It could win you some great swag! Cassie Mae is having a Nerd Blog Hop September 24- 26in honor of the release of her book, HOW TO DATE A NERD. All you have to do is put your name on her linky list and post the nerdiest thing you've ever done. 

Want more info? Head over to Cassie's blog and check out the post.