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Monday, April 21, 2014

Shadows On The Wall Cover Reveal!

Today is the day, my pretties! Cover reveal day! Prepare yourself, because it is so beautiful you may gasp...

Shadows On The Wall is available for pre-order from Amazon at this time, at  25% the list price!

Don't forget: May 27th is the release date!

If you are a reviewer, or would like to be one, I still have a few Advanced Reading Copies available in both eBook and Paperback!
Send me an email at:

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

As Promised: Save The Dates

Last time I posted I promised I would be setting some official dates for you to look forward to. Let it never be said I don't keep my promises!

Cover Reveal: April 21st

eBook, Paperback Available: May 27th

I'm still planning to send out ARC's, so if you're interested shoot me an email at :

I'm also going to be doing a Giveaway on Goodreads, but I don't have a hard date for that one yet.

Bookmarks are on order to go out with ARC's and Giveaway copies!

Next on my To-Do List:

1. Finish designing eBook
2. Make a book trailer for YouTube

It's a long process, but it's fun, and totally worth it! Thanks for reading, and help spread the word!

Friday, January 24, 2014

Coming Soon: Save the Dates!

Sooo, this is a post about a future post! One that I expect you all to keep your eyes wide open for!

Today I finished designing the cover, spine, and back for Shadows On The Wall. First of all, It's amazing. I think everyone is going to love it as much as I do. It may, in fact, be my favorite cover thus far from the series.

Finishing that up though got me thinking about doing a special Cover Reveal. It's a great way to get readers excited and spread the word, and it appeals to my "Surprise!!!" sensibilities.

I'm trying to time everything together to give the actual publication of Shadows On The Wall a proper countdown. Setting dates is quite difficult though, as I have not received the final edits back from Editor Pat. The hope I harbor at this point is to publish the book sometime in late spring (May?). As soon as editing is finished I will set a hard date, and be able to work backwards from there are other dates.

These are the joyous happenings I am planning:

1. Send ARC's to Booktubers, bloggers etc...

2. Cover Reveal

3. Giveaway 3 copies on Goodreads

4. Publish eBook

5. Publish Paperback (and maybe a hardcover too!)

Hopefully I will be able to send the ARC's out by the end of March!

In the meantime, please help me spread the word and get the excitement up there! And if you haven't read Only The Stars Know yet, do it! The eBook is only $0.99 and it's available on ALL eReaders, platforms etc! There is no good excuse!

Monday, January 20, 2014

Die For Me Again (Rewrite Begins!)

Those of you who follow me on Facebook know that a few months ago I finally finished the rewrite of Shadows On The Wall. I delivered to the manuscript (about 54,000 words) to Editor Pat and she had been diligently working on the edits since then. Notice, I write 'diligently' but there's not been much 'gentle' about it. I often get into the trap of assuming you all can see exactly what is in my head, so I don't write it out. Of course, the majority of you readers are not, in fact, mind readers, so this is a problem. I suspect that once I receive the manuscript back I will be adding a solid 5000 words to it.

Whilst I wait, though, I have grown bored! In addition to tearing up Pinterest with Die For Me Again boards, I have begun the rewrite on said novel. It is going absolutely swimmingly! I forgot how much I love this book and it's characters. Well, that's not hard seeing as Angela Estrada doesn't particularly love me back. All the same, I adore her and writing her story gives me a lot of smiles.

Thus far, I have completed the newly added prologue, and the first two chapters. I have kept in mind Editor Pat's complaints with SOTW, so hopefully I shall stay out of the same traps I have fallen into on the last two books.

On a side note about SOTW, I have added it to Goodreads, sans a cover or blurb, but you may add it there To Be Read!

My Writing Board has morphed into the Post-Writing Board with a checklist for SOTW about a mile long...of which only 3 things have been checked off. However, I am hoping it will go rather faster once I actually have the book again.

As always, check me out on Facebook for slightly less irregular updates! Until then, aufwiedersehen!

From Cam to Ange : )
Angela Estrada

Monday, July 15, 2013

Muses Are TO(O?) Good For Something

Is it 'are too' or 'are to' ? I honestly don't know...what an odd conundrum.

6,000 words written over my long weekend! What an accomplishment! And I'm still going pretty strong at that.

I've gotten four chapters knocked out, and almost ready to light the cannon that blows the whole story out of the water!

(That means someone's going to die)

Hopefully, this productivity on my part will continue as I go back to work tomorrow. It's difficult to get into the zone for writing when I know I have to work the night away. I much prefer to write the night away.

Wish me luck, and keep checking Facebook and Twitter for updates as to my progress! I love to post snips from the story as I go!

Friday, July 12, 2013

An Appeal To Calliope

It would seem that I have some unexpected time on my hands. A mini vacation of sorts, that will cost me more money than I can really afford, but will provide a much needed rest.

And what should I do with this time? Watch movies? Complete all the sudoku puzzles I can? Dance around the living room with Pangur Ban? Browse Facebook every five minutes?

I am a mastermind at murdering time. But what I really want to do is have a break through on Shadows On The Wall. The wall that Cameo has put up to block me is incredible. I'm going to need a truckload of C4 and a nuclear bomb to clear it.

I'm stuck right at the point just before the climax of the story. I've worked on Selkie Dance a bit lately, but my heart's not really in it. I need to finish SOTW. Help!

I hereby formally appeal to the muse Calliope. I need my inspiration back, and I need it soon. I must take advantage of this unexpected time!

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Fate As I Know It

Lake Oroville Dam: April 2012 (c) Shanco.corporations
I believe in fate. I believe that certain things are just meant to happen. I believe that we can't see where we are heading, and we're not supposed to, but that doesn't mean we aren't heading somewhere. As in, specific.

I believe in free will. I think fate believes in free will...the thing is, our personalities are such, that we will pick the same road, or make the same type of choices, every time.

Fate knows us. Fate is a living, breathing entity that learns and evolves with us.

Fate is the will of the great I Am, combined with the spirit of us.

Sometimes, things happen, and they seem horrific. Hell, they are horrific. But time, and distance, shows us that we wouldn't change those instances. Every thing that happens, leads us somewhere new. Sometimes the biggest 'mistakes' or most awful occurrences, lead us to best parts of our life.

"Everything happens for a reason" has become merely a trite saying that other people tell us when they have no explanation for the terrible.

But it's true! Gosh darn it! It is absolutely, irrevocably (I hate that word) true!

We may not be able to see the reason, see what road we're on or where it ends, but you may trust that everything that happens to you, happens for a very specific reason.

Fate exists. You can shape it, but you can't necessarily change it. All you can do is react, piece yourself back together, and get back on the road.