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Time For More Fun

Have any of you ever tried something new that seemed a little risky? I feel like that’s been my life the last 8 months with work, writing, adopting a new fur-baby and a few other areas.

I fully admit to being a little scattered in my loves, but when I love, I go all in, especially with my pastries and my writing worlds!

Then there’s the addition of my little Wilykit to my family of me and Sir Tigra 🙂 It’s been an interesting challenge to get them to get along. We’ve still got a ways to go but they are not trying to go for each other’s throats at least =^_^=

I can’t deny I seem to have a love for cats with stripes and adorably feisty personalities.

Then there’s the chances I am taking in the book world, the biggest of which is posting the first book of my newest series, Venators of Orion, on Swoon Reads.

For those who don’t know, Swoon reads is a part of Macmillan publishing and is an open format where authors go to post their polished manuscripts for the Swoon Reads community to read and leave feed back and ratings on. Then a few times a year the Swoon reads staff go through the posted books and select what books they wan to publish. (I have personally found a half dozen book from there I LOVE!) Anyone can sign up to be apart of the community, both as authors and readers!

CHASING THE ORION STARS is now up for readers to find and enjoy and I’d love to see what my readers think of this new chapter of YA Urban Fantasy fun 🙂

Chasing The Orion Stars on Swoon Reads

Aurora Milos has fallen in love with a sixteenth century boy in her dreams of all places. When her mom moves them to Rome, Italy she’ll not only discover Alexander “Lex” Borgia is real, but that he’s found a way to defy time and to be with her in the twenty-first century—just as he vowed he would.

The only problem is that keeping that vow will drive Aurora and Lex into the center of an ancient war between the Venators of Orion, the immortal army that protect our world, the mysterious and unseen phantom beasts that roam the earth, and those who use those monsters to get their revenge.

Aurora’s new life may have everything she’s ever wanted, but it’s not what she thought it would be; and if she and Lex fail to stop the evil Pleiades sisters and their followers the modern world will never be the same.

I hope some of you will go over and check it out before I make a decision on what to do with my newest literary baby.

There is one last thing that I’ve been working on, when I have had the time, and that’s pulling together a fun Instagram scavenger hunt that will pair up a bunch of amazing YA authors for some pic prompting fun with some really great prizes thrown in!! More information and the event dates will come as I get author confirmation, so until then stay tuned for the follow up!!!!!

<3 always LH

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RT 17 Hotlanta

One of my favorite time of the year is April/May, not just because it’s spring time, but also because it’s time for RT Booklovers Convention and this year our stop is HOTLANTA (Atlanta, Georgia)!

I am blessed and thrilled to be taking part in MANY amazing parties and events and I can’t wait to hang with fellow authors, readers and book lovers like me 🤗!

I have made up some very special swag for this year including a set of 6 stickers representing Legendary and some coming works =^_^= Also at each panel and party I will be  giving away gift bags, complete sets of Legendary, swag bags and bags of books, and quite possibly a very special treat from the other world I live in: the world of PASTRY ;P

Like I said I’ve got a LOT happening in 7 days so here’s a list of where you can find me and when!

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Normally my RT Convention is done after the AMAZING Teen Day Party Saturday night, but this year I will be doing an extra special signing!! RT has extended the festivities into Sunday and are featuring another signing with over 100 authors and I can tell you this will be one of the few places you’ll be able to get your copy of A King Will Rise!

Here’s the low down oaths new treat 🙂

Join us for the Atlanta RT Readers & Writers Roundup on Sunday, May 7, 2017 from 10:00am to 4:00pm! More than 140 authors, cover models and industry professionals will be on hand for our book signing from 10:00am-1:00pm followed by seminars beginning at 1:30pm, including our Business of Self-Publishing panel where you can learn best-practices and ask questions to leading industry professionals, bloggers, authors, booksellers, and librarians!

Tickets will be available in advance on here and through Eventbrite shortly, as well as on the RT Convention website!

If you are registered for the RT Convention, your badge is your ticket! Locals to Atlanta: bring your library card for free entry into the book signing!

More information will come as we get closer to this signing, but I can tel you it’s one you won’t want to miss! Why not take an extra day to enjoy more books? LOL

Be on the look out for me, I’ll be the one sporting a lot of Disney, Hogwarts and Heroes in my wardrobe. Come up and say hi, I’d love to see all of you and chat good books and fandoms. (Lord knows I ship enough of them LOL)

5.5 days in counting RT goers! See you Tuesday Night at the YA Spooky Slumber Party!!

<3 always LH

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Roanoke Author Invasion Signing!

So many exciting things going on this week!! I’m back in VA for a long weekend to see old friends and join some truly amazing authors at the Roanoke Author Invasion at the Tanglewood Holiday Inn in Roanoke, Virginia!

Plus we’ve still got the YA Scavenger Hunt going on—if you’re looking for that post keep scrolling 🙃.

Though the pre-order prices for the RAI (https://roanokeauthorinvasion.com) signing is closed I will still have special pricing deals for my books for those who come see me at the signing Saturday! For those in the area here’s all the needed details:

Join bestselling authors of contemporary and paranormal YA fiction and more at the Holiday Inn Tanglewood in Roanoke, Virginia on April 8, 2017 from 10am-4pm. This is a FREE event for readers!

GET your FREE tickets here!

Enjoy an afternoon of books, giveaways, and more as you get the latest releases from your favorite authors and discover new voices!

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There are some truly amazing names in fiction that will be present so if you’re in the area tomorrow, Saturday the 8th, come over and say hi!

<3 always LH

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Spring YASH 2017 & You!

 

Welcome to another great YA Scavenger Hunt! This blog hop of fun-ness is designed to give readers a chance to gain access to exclusive bonus material from their favorite authors…and a chance to find new favorite authors and win some great prizes! I’m on #TeamGold this time and I’m thrilled! As per usual I have an extra giveaway going on that you can only enter here on this page. $30 in gift cards and s very special prize basket filled with so many things us book lovers live off of ;P The rafflecopter is below so don’t miss it.

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There is more to this hunt than access to exclusive content. If you want any of the grand prizes  you need to find and add up all the number clues from each author for the team hunt. Get that total number and you can enter for our prizes–one lucky winner will receive ONE SIGNED BOOK from each author on the hunt team!

But you have to play fast. This contest will only be open for 5 days, APRIL 4-9! Each author on my #TeamGold have listed a certain number; collect the numbers of all the authors and add them up. Once you’ve added up all the numbers, make sure you fill out the form here to officially qualify for the grand prize. Only entries that have the correct number will qualify.

Go to the YA Scavenger Hunt page to find out all about the hunt, the rules, the other teams, and all the prizes up for grabs!

For this hunt I am hosting LISA VOISON and her fantasy book THE WARRIOR PROPHET

 

How far would you go to save the one you love?

Mia Crawford is a prophet.
She can see angels. She also sees demons. Everywhere.
The angels are preparing for war to get her fallen angel boyfriend, Michael, back.
A war that could take years.
Haunted by visions of Michael’s soul being tortured, Mia can’t rest until she knows he’s safe.
To save him, she must make an impossible journey through Hell with the one person she prayed she’d never see again.

Buy the book here

 

 

SPECIAL CONTENT: Deleted prologue from The Warrior Prophet

This is an old character sketch I did of Damiel, the villain from The Watcher. Since he returns in The Warrior Prophet, I wrote this to help me find his voice. I was considering using it as a prologue, but it was never fleshed out into a real scene. It’s pretty rough, but that’s what deleted scenes are all about.

I hope you enjoy it. I had a lot of fun writing him!

Damiel

There’s a special place in Heaven for the fallen Watchers. A secured quarantine they keep stark and constantly lit. No room for shadows in Heaven. Not even my own. Whoever designed this place must have figured we’d had enough of the dark. Perhaps they didn’t trust what one of us would do with only shadows for company.

Nobody comes to see me. There’s nothing left but me and my shattered conscience.

You’d think being near Heaven would be welcoming, but it’s so much colder than I remember. Cold enough to make me miss the fires of Hell, or at least a body to possess. Heaven’s warmth comes from the constant presence of the Divine. But that brings me no comfort. Not when I haven’t been able to feel it for millennia. Hell burned it right out of me, an anti-purification, or corruption, on a different scale.

Speaking of Hell, someone once said it was so beautiful it would torment an angel to insanity. That’s the part of Hell I know. The breeding ground of sin.

And where did this infection of sin come from, you ask?

You know that in the beginning was darkness. But when God said ‘let there be light’ where do you think the darkness went?

It hid, waiting in every shadow, craving its revenge. And despite all of God’s mighty warriors, it cannot be vanquished. Not one of us, no human nor angel, is completely free of its grasp.

 

 Lisa Voisin is an author of young adult and fantasy fiction, and a graduate of SFU’s The Writer’s Studio. In her spare time, Lisa leads a writing group for teens and teaches meditation in her hometown of North Vancouver, B.C.

 

 

 

 

Sounds like an interesting series! Take the time to check it out after you enter the extra giveaway I’m running! To be eligible for the grand prize on #TeamGold you need to remember the number 32 before you jump to AMY CHRISTINE PARKER‘s page to continue the hunt!

Happy sleuthing 🙂

<3 L.H.

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A New Month & A New Reason to Celebrate

Hey there!

I know it’s been a while but like usual life has kept me on the go and go and go and go…………But I love it and wouldn’t change it for anything (except maybe have an extra hour or two in the day? –Can we make that happen Father Time?)

It’s February and that’s always a great month for me mostly because here are several very special dates that happen in this wonderful month. First is my Birthday 🙂 but most important is LEGENDARY’S birthday!!!

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That’s right Feb 24th my first book ever published turns 3 years old!!! LEGENDARY was first published in 2014 and will always have a very special place in my heart.

I have always told everyone my love for King Arthur legends started when I was little, and that’s still true, but my real inspiration to finally put the story of Aliana, Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table to paper was the ever wonderful show MERLIN. That blessed show opened my eyes and helped me put the stories I loved into a new light and gave a voice to the characters I adore.

Guess-Whose-Birthday-Angel-Coulby-TODAY-2-arthur-and-gwen-31998072-500-225 No, there’s no surprise party BUT I am going to give you a very special extra 🙂

When I first started posting about Legendary I did a bunch of character profiles and sketches and I want to celebrate those first posts by adding on to one of my fav characters: the ever over protective and HOT Sir Galahad! <3

I did not know from the start who Aliana would end up with, and if you haven’t read A KING WILL RISE I’m not going to spoil it so don’t even ask. But I remember binging MERLIN while I was writing the first scene where Aliana meets Galahad and I will never forget the scene that was on at that same moment:

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That’s right I was watching the first episode where Gawain joined the cast and his image was one that resonated in my overall view of Sir Galahad. I’m not normally a whisker fan but on Eoin I’ll take it!! LOL.

In writing my new series I’ve found it’s hard for me to totally get away from the vision of Galahad so I’ve taken to keeping character pictures of my new leading men everywhere so I keep them from tying together. BUT I’ve noticed that with all my male  heroes I tend to find the ones that share several similar qualities. I guess it’s just the type I attract ;P

Even though I no longer live in VA I will be returning for a beautiful weekend in April for the Roanoke Author Invasion where I’ll join 99 other great authors for this yearly Indie book signing! I’m bringing a limited number of books so be sure to pre-order your copies if you are able to join us!

The link to the form is right here –>https://goo.gl/forms/nzwTtM9WVPvYHDKQ2

As a bonus for pre-ordering I will be giving special discounted prices on each book and a bundle of all 4 books that will include a very special piece of jewelry and an exclusive swag pack!

To learn more about this wonderful event click the banner below and see all 100 Author attending 🙂

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I can’t wait to see everyone!

<3 always LH

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