I'll Be At New Orleans Comic Con.

I’ve mentioned it before, but this weekend is the New Orleans Comic Con and yours truly will be there. I’m so excited. At the same time, I’m so nervous that I’m stressing myself out. I’ve done signings, and I know that’s all it is. But this is Comic Con, people.

I have a corner booth, which is awesome, but I’m not in such a hotspot. I had originally asked for my spot because Draco Malfoy (Tom Felton) was going to be right across from me. That would attract the perfect market for my book. Then, they moved him. Yes, I wanted to cry. They changed the layout. The good thing is when you go down my aisle it’s the gaming zone. I’m hoping they will get thirsty from playing and walk down and find me. That would be awesome. Draco Malfoy is still not far from me, and some other celebrities are nearby. I know there will be a stampede to the TVD boys, which is all the way to the back. I’m sure it will still be fun and an experience to remember.

If you’re going to be around, come stop by and say hi. I’m at booth C19. I’d love to meet you or see you again. This will be loads of fun no matter what aspect of the genre you’re into. I guarantee there’s something for all. Don’t forget to dress up. Apparently, that’s a big thing with Comic Cons. Hehe As if you didn’t know that. 

See the line up and get more info: HERE

If you found me at Comic Con and didn't get a chance to get a free story, sign up here and I'll send it to you. :)

Lots of <3,
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The Wednesday Writing Worktable: Deep Meaning with Georgeann Swiger

For the Wednesday Writing Worktable, I have author Georgeann Swiger stopping by on her Blog Tour for the latest installment of the Trinity of Souls Series. She's sharing with us about the importance of symbols and creating a deeper meaning plus an interview with the author, an excerpt, and details on her awesome giveaway below.

Finding Fantasy Friday: Comic Con 2015

Have you ever been in one room where Harry Potter meets Stars Wars who meets Marvel who meets Anime? If you said yes, then you know exactly where I'm going with this. No, not Halloween. COMIC CON. 

Comic Con is a place you can truly step away from reality for some time. Watch where you walk because you may bump into a wookie or a storm trooper or the Green Goblin. Fans dress up like it's Halloween. Of course, not everyone does, if that's not your thing.

Why am I talking about this? Because someone you know and follow will be signing at the New Orleans Comic Con. That's right. This girl. Yours truly. I'll be there all weekend January 9-11, 2015. I'm totally fangirling. Celebs like Paul Wesley (The Hottie Stefan from TVD), Mark McGrath (I grew up listening to Sugar Ray
), some of the cast from Charmed, and the Bella Twins just to name a few will be there. How exciting!

Although I've been wanting to go to Comic Con for years, it'll be the first time I've ever been, and it's only the second time one has been hosted in New Orleans. Even though I'll be stuck behind my table, I'm so excited to be a part of it, and I hope this is the beginning of getting to do many across the country. I'm deep into planning for an awesome display for you guys. If you have ideas, leave me a comment. I'd love to hear them.

That being said, you better get your tickets. Go HERE for tickets. To see the amazing line-up of stars that will be there, check THIS out. If you can't get to New Orleans, I'll understand. Not. Just joking. But maybe there's a Comic Con near you that you can jump into a Sci-Fi/Fantasy Realm. Go HERE for more Comic Cons. I hope to see you there.

Lots of <3,

Monday Getaway: Opposition

Today, my Monday Getaway is Opposition by Jennifer L. Armentrout. It's the fifth and final book of the Lux series. 

I originally started the Monday Getaway series with this series. The original blog post is HERE. You'll understand why I have a book crush on Daemon.

As always, it's bittersweet to end a series, but I'm glad she did it here and didn't prolong it unneccessarily, which it had started to seem at one point. As with most, it was hastily written and edited, so be warned. Please don't judge the book on this. Writers get very caught up in their careers--attending signings, making appearances, doing panels, and even writing other books. I can imagine the last book in a series is also the hardest to write for writers because you're essentially saying good-bye to characters and a world that you've invested so much time and affection. It has to be the hardest thing to write just as it's hard to break up with someone. Not that this is an excuse, just stating the facts.

The blurb for Opposition:

Don't miss Opposition, the fifth and final book in Jennifer L. Armentrout’s bestselling Lux series.
"A thrilling ride from start to finish," says RT Book Reviews.

Katy knows the world changed the night the Luxen came. She can’t believe Daemon stood by as his kind threatened to obliterate every last human and hybrid on Earth. But the lines between good and bad have blurred.
Daemon will do anything to save those he loves, even if it means betrayal. But when it quickly becomes impossible to tell friend from foe, and the world is crumbling around them, they may lose everything to ensure the survival of their friends…and mankind.

Lots of <3,

Meet the Characters: Emery Drake

While I'm busy pounding away on some new Meridienne Drake stuff, I wanted to introduce you to some of my inspiration for the characters. I can't say any one person inspires my characters. I like to take the best of some and the worst of others and mix-mash it into my idea of who's who, but sometimes I know exactly who'd have the ability to play a character in a movie. Like Emery.

Characteristics of Emery Drake: