Monday, June 19, 2017

Monday Mishmash 6/19/17


Happy Monday! Monday Mishmash is a weekly meme dedicated to sharing what's on your mind. Feel free to grab the button and post your own Mishmash.

Here's what's on my mind today:
  1. Editing  I've been swamped with client edits all month. I'm staying on schedule, but I still have a few more to go before the month ends.
  2. Cover Design  I'm working with three different cover designers at the moment. Some have been scheduled for a while and are for books I have to push back to 2018 because of my crazy schedule. Did I mention I have 9 releases this year?
  3. Revising  I have to revise a few books I have scheduled to release this fall. I might be able to fit some revision time in next week. I hope!
  4. Drafting  I'm hoping I'll be able to draft a novella next month, but I have some revisions to tackle before I get to that.
  5. Rearranging  My house looks like I'm moving. I'm not. I'm just moving things around from one room to another, mainly the den and my daughter's room. (Though my office is also being rearranged.) Things are stacked up and in transport so it's walking room only in a few places. I'm hoping to get this finished before next week when my daughter goes to basketball camp.
That's it for me. What's on your mind today?

Monday, June 12, 2017

Monday Mishmash 6/12/17


Happy Monday! Monday Mishmash is a weekly meme dedicated to sharing what's on your mind. Feel free to grab the button and post your own Mishmash.

Here's what's on my mind today:
  1. It Was Always You Preorder  It Was Always You, book one in the Love Chronicles series (written as Ashelyn Drake) is now up for preorder. Grab your copy here.
  2. Editing  I'm swamped with client edits this month. Good thing I finished drafting everything I needed drafted last month.
  3. Pool time!  Our pool is open and warm enough to swim in! It's officially summer.
  4. Summer Schedule  With all these client edits on my plate, my summer schedule is not working already! I'm finding I now have to work early in the morning and late at night to accommodate being Mom and being a good editor. Sleep is overrated anyway, right?
That's it for me. What's on your mind today?

Monday, June 5, 2017

Monday Mishmash 6/5/17


Happy Monday! Monday Mishmash is a weekly meme dedicated to sharing what's on your mind. Feel free to grab the button and post your own Mishmash.

Here's what's on my mind today:
  1. Editing  I have a ton of client edits on my plate this month now that I'm finished drafting all the books I needed to write.
  2. Last week of school  My daughter finishes school on Thursday, so summer will officially be in full swing beginning Friday.
  3. Summer Schedule  Once Friday rolls around, I'll have to get used to working mornings instead of all day. It's never easy for me to adjust to this change in my schedule.
  4. It Was Always You  Yay! It Was Always You, book one in the Love Chronicles trilogy, goes up for preorder this week! 
    Aria Carmichael and Nate Dixon have the perfect friendship—completely ignoring the fact that they’ve been in love with each other for the better part of twelve years.
    When a night filled with too many drinks lowers their inhibitions, they both question if they could take their relationship to a new level.
    But a job opportunity threatens to put more than just physical distance between them. Will their romance end before it’s even truly begun?
  5. Another secret project!  I have yet another secret project I'll be taking part in. I can't give any details yet, but I'm excited. That's four secret projects I've committed to this year!
That's it for me. What's on your mind today?

Monday, May 29, 2017

Monday Mishmash 5/19/17


Happy Monday! Monday Mishmash is a weekly meme dedicated to sharing what's on your mind. Feel free to grab the button and post your own Mishmash.

Here's what's on my mind today:
  1. Happy Memorial Day  I hope everyone has a safe holiday today and that you all take time to remember those who fought for us. 
  2. Drafting  I'm finishing up the third book in the Lies We Tell Trilogy, which is called Games We Play. I'm freaking myself out writing this one. Oh, the things writing suspense does to me.
  3. Editing  I have two client edits to finish up today before a new edit arrives on Thursday.
  4. Poetry Tea  I'm attending a Poetry Tea at my daughter's school on Thursday, followed by a viewing of the movie her class made based on Perloo the Bold by Avi. 
  5. Cover Design  This week I'm sending info for two covers to my designer. I love this stage in the publishing process.
That's it for me. What's on your mind today?

Monday, May 22, 2017

Monday Mishmash 5/22/17


Happy Monday! Monday Mishmash is a weekly meme dedicated to sharing what's on your mind. Feel free to grab the button and post your own Mishmash.

Here's what's on my mind today:
  1. Drafting  I took a week off after drafting two books and a novella in a row. I'm ready to dive into the last book in the Lies We Tell trilogy this week.
  2. Field Trip  I am chaperoning a field trip this Thursday to a cranberry bog. Please do an anti-rain dance for me. The weather is looking dreadful for the second half of this week. :(
  3. Editing  I'm waiting on a client edit and taking advantage of the free time to write, write, write!
  4. 9 Releases!!!!  Because I'm completely crazy, I agreed to be part of an anthology releasing on Thanksgiving. What am I thinking? That will make 9 releases this year. I may need to be fitted for a straitjacket by December!
  5. Dying Laptop  I'm pretty sure my laptop is on its last leg. :( I love my MacBook Pro and am not happy about needing to buy a new one.
That's it for me. What's on your mind today?

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Marked Beauty Cover Reveal




MARKED BEAUTY by S.A. Larsen
Title: Marked Beauty
Author: S.A. Larsen
Publisher: Ellysian Press
Release Date: October 2017

Uncovering hidden secrets can sometimes kill you . . . or worse, steal your soul.

Anastasia Tate has a secret. She can feel the emotions of others through their life energy auras. Not a welcome gift for a teenager. Especially when a sinister presence begins stalking her.

Viktor Castle also has a secret. He’s tasked with protecting humanity yet cursed by an ancient evil to destroy it.

After Viktor saves Ana’s life, her abilities grow stronger. Drawn together, she senses Viktor has answers to lifelong questions. Only he shuns her at every turn, knowing he has saved her only to put her in more danger.

As Ana struggles with her attraction to Viktor, he tries everything to bury his unexpected feelings for her. But they must find a middle ground. For only together can they combat the dark forces threatening both their lives . . . and their souls.

ADD to GOODREADS

About the Author
S.A. LARSEN is the author of the award-winning novel Motley Education, the first book in a fantasy-adventure series for middle grade readers. Her work has appeared in numerous local publications and young adult anthologies Gears of Brass and Under A Brass Moon by Curiosity Quills Press. Marked Beauty is her debut young adult novel. Find her in the land of snowy winters and the occasional Eh’ya with her husband of over twenty-five years, four children, a playful pooch, and three kittens.

Visit her cyber home anytime at www.salarsenbooks.com.
Connect with her on Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Blog | Goodreads

Giveaway
This is a #hashtag giveaway, where two lucky winners will receive a FREE eBook of Marked Beauty upon its release.
To participate:
  • Share one of the premade images via Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. Or write up a blog post using one of the images.
  • Include #MarkedBeauty in your description.
  • Optional for extra entry: include Add to Goodreads (with link) in your description.
***Posts MUST contain the hashtag #MarkedBeauty for entry into the giveaway or we won’t be able to find you.
Pre-made tweets (you add the image)
"A lust 4 life energy. An ancient curse. One soul's journey thru death 2 find the cure." #MarkedBeauty #CoverReveal http://bit.ly/2qdE0q0
"Uncovering some secrets can kill you, or worse ... steal your soul." #MarkedBeauty #CoverReveal http://bit.ly/2qdE0q0 #YAlit
An ancient race. A timid girl. And a journey to the in-between. #MarkedBeauty #CoverReveal http://bit.ly/2qdE0q0 #YAlit
The giveaway begins May 17th and will be open until May 23rd. Winners will be announced May 24th via social media.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Monday Mishmash 5/15/17


Happy Monday! Monday Mishmash is a weekly meme dedicated to sharing what's on your mind. Feel free to grab the button and post your own Mishmash.

Here's what's on my mind today:
  1. Drafting  I finished another draft on Saturday. That makes three books and one novella drafted in 2017 so far. Now you know where I've been. ;)
  2. Editing  I have two client edits to work on this week. 
  3. Mother's Day  I hope all you Moms (I think that word merits capitalization.) had a wonderful Mother's Day. I know I did. My daughter got me books, a new day planner, and she made me 10 adorable character bookmarks. She knows me so well. :)
  4. Revising  This week I need to revise the second book in the Lies We Tell series so I can get it to my editor by June.
  5. It Was Always You e-ARC Signups  I've begun sending out e-ARCs of It Was Always You. I still have a few spots open, so if you're interested in receiving an e-ARC in exchange for an honest review, sign up here
    Aria Carmichael and Nate Dixon have the perfect friendship—completely ignoring the fact that they’ve been in love with each other for the better part of twelve years.
    When a night filled with too many drinks lowers their inhibitions, they both question if they could take their relationship to a new level.
    But a job opportunity threatens to put more than just physical distance between them. Will their romance end before it’s even truly begun?
That's it for me. What's on your mind today?