Happy SIXTH birthday to Tyalbrook!

Happy SIXTH birthday to the book that changed my life.
I wrote Never Let You Fall as a dare from my husband. My youngest had started Kindergarten and I was thinking of going back to school. Hubby knew my passion was writing—he's loved me since I was 16. He knows everything!— so he said "write a book while you have the time. Just do it." Okay then...

It is dedicated to the four people who rule my world: 
To Grayson, Gabriel, and Isabelle - you inspire me daily. 
Always remember to hold fast to your dreams; they CAN come true.

To Jonathan -
Thank you for never letting me fall.
I love you with all my heart and soul.

The journey has changed many times. I'm still working on the final book (I know, I know). I've met the most precious people through writing—my tribe. I've traveled, had success and failures, and found myself again. I did all this because I was brave enough to try...

“You’re not a girl. You’re a princess, remember? You are so much stronger than you know. You’ll see.” --Xander to Skye.

I hope you know how strong you are. I hope you are brave enough to never give up on your dreams. And I pray you have someone who supports you and your passion relentlessly. If you need a tribe, let me know. I know people ;)

Thank you, friends, for sticking with me for six years. Cheers to six more!

Never Let You Fall: books2read.com/TyalbrookOne

*NEW LOOK* The Prophecy of Tyalbrook

Over the past few months I've been busy behind the scenes. I've taken my debut novel,  Never Let You Fall and book two in the series Never Let You Go and worked with my editor Samantha on cleaning them up. The story is the same, but better! 
I also worked with the fabulous Regina Wamba of Mae I Design to repackage them with gorgeous new covers. Check them out...


Never Let You Fall

Their journey began with a promise…

   "I won’t let you fall. You will not die for me. I can’t live with that, Xander, and I would rather let them take me before I let them kill you.” He opened his mouth to argue, but I held up my hand.        “Don’t argue it. There’s no point. I’ve made up my mind.”
He shook his head, but didn’t argue. Instead, he promised as he always did, “If anything happens to you… if we get separated, if you martyr yourself… anything, Skye. As long as I am breathing, I will always find you. Always.”
   Those were precisely the words I’d counted on him saying.

AN ORPHAN with no memory of her past and no hope for her future.
A GUARDIAN determined to keep her safe.
A DESTINY neither of them expected.

Never Let You Go

Two souls desperate to discover the truth about the past and determined to save their future…

SKYE
The usual warmth I felt deep in my soul when Xander was near me was beginning to dull. Yet I still remembered the warning: “Be careful, my Princess…you will lose all you love before you can win what you want.”

XANDER
I could feel it; she hadn’t been here. Two days of hell, riding as fast as we could and only taking small breaks, and yet she had outrun us. How?

A PRINCESS set on regaining her Kingdom and protecting those she loves…
A GUARDIAN who will stop at nothing to find the woman who stole his heart…
An EVIL FORCE who will destroy everything they know in order to have power over all…

The journey continues in Never Let You Go, book two in The Prophecy of Tyalbrook Series.

I hope you love these as much as I do. I think they portray my characters perfectly while fitting in with today's fantasy covers you would see in the bookstores. 

I look forward to finishing off the series soon and revealing one last cover... until then KEEP READING!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How about a first kiss??


I was inspired today by an article over on Teen.com on TV Couples' first kisses. The list (you can click on that link to see it) included two of my favorite television shows (Friends and Gilmore Girl) as well as several more jaw dropping (and FINALLY!) first kisses. 



So I thought I would flashback and share Skye and Xander's
first kiss from Never Let You Fall <3
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Who doesn't love a great first kiss??



His eyes were on fire as he stared down at me, and then he lowered his head slowly as I lifted mine to his; both of us giving the other time to back out.
But there was no way in hell I was backing down from this. 
His forehead met mine and an audible sigh left his lips.  Cupping my cheeks, his long fingers splayed out and wrapped down over my jaw line and onto my neck.  His thumbs stroked my face softly.  He held us there for an eternity, our breath mingling, and I closed my eyes so that I could savor his touch, his smell.
"Skye," he breathed, his deep voice full of need.  "Look at me, beautiful."
I dug my fingers into his back and slowly opened my eyes, as he pulled his head back slightly so that we were no longer touching.  It felt like time had stood still.  The sun was beginning to set.  Cars and people were passing us by. 
But all I saw was Xander, five inches from my face.
I heard myself whimper.  It was low and needy, and I wasn't even sure if he’d heard it.  Just when I thought for sure that he hadn't, his hands tightened on my face and he pulled me closer again...foreheads touched, noses skimmed, lips met.
My world exploded when his soft lips touched mine, and we both gasped.  His lips immediately took ownership of mine; his tongue running lightly across my bottom lip.  My fists tangled into his shirt to hold me up. 
I wanted to melt into him.

Xander

Nothing, and I mean nothing had prepared me for the moment when my lips touched Skye's.  Her fingers were digging into my back, pulling me closer to her.  I wanted to make her mine, to mark her as my territory. 
I had intended to kiss her slowly, but the moment we made contact I lost all control.  I felt her gasp as I ran my tongue over her bottom lip.  A smile crossed my lips as I heard that small sound, and I immediately swept my tongue into her mouth to take possession of it.
Keeping hold of her face with one hand, I let the other one run down her neck, her arm and finally rested it on her hip.  I gripped her belt loop and tightened my hold on her, pulling her as close to my body as I could. 













Her tongue teased me as she alternated between playing with mine and pulling away, and then flicking forward like a snake.




Are you inspired? Got a great first kiss story to tell? I wanna hear it!!

I can't recall my first kiss with my hubby (uhoh!) I kept a journal and I wrote the date and where but I can't visualize it. I DO recall our first "real" date and that kiss! It was just a sweet innocent peck on the lips but man oh man, I've never forgotten that moment, there was such a connection between us.

I also totally remember the first time a guy (we're FB friends, so I will keep the name to myself) tried to stick his tongue in my mouth! UGH! I was in 6th grade and I pulled back like I'd been bitten by a snake, I had no idea what to do - LOL.

I also seem to recall a boy kissing me on the playground after school on the swing set. This was like 3rd or 4th grade.  Maybe I dreamed this up...I've been know to make up stories in my head from time to time ;)


Never Let You Fall Blog Tour Stops


Your job this week!  Click on the amazing links below check out what I posted with them for the week.  I will not be blogging this week due to my Super Duper Crazy One Week Blog Tour!  However, I have all kinds of fun posts at these sites...

Check them out each day as they post!  You will find Top 10s Character interviews, author interviews, guest posts, Pinterest posts...

June 8th
My Pathway To Books - Video Interview

June 9th
Literary Lunes Publications

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June 16th

Good News Tuesday!! Book Signing and Sales update



Happy Tuesday!!

So I don't have an actual book tease today *hides in shame*
I promise I am working on Book 2 in The Prophecy of Tyalbrook Series.
I actually posted one on Sunday- check it out HERE

Instead today I wanted to clue you in on something AMAZING that I'm about to do!

Metamorphosis Books is hosting a signing
on June 27, 2013 at 6PM CDT
at the Hotel Preston in Nashville, TN!


Why is this so awesome??  Because I will be signing there!! YAY!
I'm totally stoked for this event.  It is on the eve of another HUGE event in Nashville, the UTopYACon, where I will be hanging all weekend.

UTop is sold out but you can come to this signing Thursday night for FREEEEEE!!
There will be over 20 authors attending


Check out this FB link for updates - Nashville Signing 


The other super cool thing that has happened is Never Let You Fall has
been "discovered".

As an Indie author it is VERY hard to get advertising out into the book world so that people
will see your work.  I was VERY VERY lucky to have received some amazing advertising over Mother's Day weekend.  Due to that advertising people were able to check out NLYF...

My sales soared over that weekend and at one time I was ranked as a Top 100 Author! ME! 
Now I KNOW sales are fleeting-  they are updated hourly for goodness sake!- but I wanted to 
thank everyone who has bought NLYF so far.  Thank you for the wonderful support and the reviews.  Most importantly thank you for believing in me!  I LOVE you all!!

We are currently still ranked here:

Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,499 Paid in Kindle Store 

   

So if you've read Never Let You Fall and loved it help me spread the word.  Write a review on Amazon, B&N and Goodreads.  Tweet about it, Facebook it.
Let's see how far we can move NLYF!

In June I will be doing a SUPER crazy book tour AND I am Author of the month on Bex 'n' Books

Good things are happening so keep an eye out!