Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Pitch Live!

Genre: YA Myth Retelling
Word Count: 60,000

The Next Big Blog Hop

Hey all!

The very cool Crystal Collier has tagged me next in The Next Big Blog Hop. Apparently I'm adored in the virtual realm! *score!*

Sorry, I'm a little late in posting. I was drowning in critiques! Plus it took me awhile to find people that look like my characters :)

What is the working title of your book?

So whenever I start a book I have a very bad tendency of just calling the book by the name of a character. So far I call this one Jake after our sexy love interest.

But I've been toying with the title BLINDED

Where did the idea come from for the book?

Honestly, this is a book I started in high school. And it just sort of came to me. I think at the lunch table? We had a whole lot of the stereotypical groups and I dunno. I really wanted to write about a rocker girl who could sing.

What genre does your book fall under?

YA Contemporary Romance

Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?

Honestly, for Adri I just couldn't decide so it's between Naomi Scott who was in Terranova or Danielle Campbell who I've read was discovered in a Chicago hair salon. She does have nice hair lol.

Danielle Campbell as Adri--still I wonder if she may be too young

Naomi Scott as Adrienne AKA Adri

Xavier Samuel can totally rock the leather jacket and, well, that's Jake's forte. He also looks good in shades and considering Jake wears shades ALL the time. It'll work :)

What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?

Mine is SO not there yet so here's one I came up with on the fly like year. Granted the wording about Adri may be a little strong but ehh, it's rough for now :)

Seventeen-year-old Adri is a selfish slut and she knows it. Guys flock to her, they always have. Except when she meets Jake. Even having her cleavage right under his nose doesn’t pique his interest. Thing is, Jake is blind. He also happens to be one of the most infuriating and sarcastic men Adri has ever met. She sets out to prove that she can “get” Jake, except she never thought she’d actually fall in love with the jerk or care about his rock star dreams. But when these dreams may become a reality Adri makes her first unselfish decision ever. She’s pregnant and Jake will never know.

Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?


How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?

Um...yeah still working on it. Hoping to have it done by the end of this year. (Considering I'm balancing school and three internships I don't feel too bad about  it) I started this in high school but decided to stop and writer 2 and a half books in between it so not too bad.

What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?

It probably runs in the same vein as the TV show, Life Unexpected.

In terms of books think Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry.

Who or what inspired you to write this book?

Honestly, in high school you come to know people that embody some of these characteristics. Haven't you always wondered what the girls without inhibitions felt?

What else about your book might pique the reader's interest?

Adri isn't your usual girl. She's not going to be that shy girl who turns into a swan at the end of the book. She's going to be real. Confident and secretly scared out of her wits. She's got her own issues and Jake, well, he's got some secrets and a good heart. This is going to be a romance unlike any other. It'll also have crossover appeal considering it's definitely for older teens. And yeah, it'll probably be a banned book.

Alright, that's all from me. So now I must tag 5 people!

Alright boys & girls. So what are your projects about?



Monday, July 30, 2012

Book Trailer for Obsidian!

You all have seen my love for Obsidian grow.

My lil fangirl screams. (Well, maybe you hadn't heard those)

But you so saw the pictures from when I met the models and Jen Armentrout herself (so nice!).

And now, the book trailer for the book that has become one of my top favs for 2012:

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Blogger Awards!

The super awesome Kelly Hashaway has given me TWO blog awards! YAYYYY :)

I must tell you seven things about myself:

1. I broke my nose once. On a cruise ship, the same night I had to wear a cocktail dress to a dinner party.
2. I'm one of four children.
3. I love eating fish and I used to love keeping them. Yup, I bred guppies as a kid. 
4. I've written 3 novel (2 YA and 1 MG).
5. I've been an artist since 2nd grade.
6. I'm lactose intolerant *tears* milk=goodness
7. I'm a first generation Cuban to be born in the US and third generation to go to college.

And now I must return the favor to seven other blogs:

LM Preston I always enjoy your movie reviews :)

Sarah Negovetich, you've been awesome at posting every day as of late--keep it up! :)

Tara Gallina So I just realized I thought your last name was Gallini...yup. ;) On a side note--you've got ridiculous drafting skills!

Laura Donovan B/c I stumbled upon your blog and was entertained for hours about NYC, your interesting living situation (yes, I read the post about your terrible lock in Brooklyn) and you turned out to be pretty cool! :D

Yeah, I'm gunna do a cop out because my Writerly Rejects pals Nazarea Andrews and Auzy Osborne devote their awesome skills and time to our blog I thought it was only right to give the award to them too!

Ednah Walters because I love your redheaded mermaid looking person on your header and because you're post on writing 100k in a month inspired me to jump start and get my latest novel done quickly!

G. Donald Cribbs--because you hosted such an awesome contest! (And I WON!!) lol

Also winners for our Writerly Rejects Blog Contest will be announced Friday! :) Oh and check out our interview with the agent, Claire Anderson-Wheeler.



Thursday, June 14, 2012

Announcements! Guess Where I Was!?

So two announcements. AHHHH!!!!

1) I don't want you guys to think I've gone on a blogging hiatus, but two writer friends and I have started Writerly Rejects a publishing blog with oh-so-many goodies. Like swag, agent contests, interviews and book reviews. So do stop on by!

2) I met the totally funny and charismatic Jennifer L. Armentrout, author of Obsidian. Ya know the book I've been RAVING about? Oh and the uber awesome Hungarian cover models, Pepe & Sztella. They were on a Daemon Invasion Book Tour throughout Georgia and Florida!

 And I got SWAG!!! :D

An ARC of Onyx. Book 2 in the Lux series which doesn't come out until August 2012!! 

Of course, she and the models Pepe and Sztella signed it!

Oh yes, I've got the goods ladies and 'gents.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Daemon Invasion Is Coming to Florida!

I'm so excited about several upcoming events with Jennifer L. Armentrout--the author of Obsidian. Those of you who read my review know that I LOVED her book. Below--you can get the deets!

Over the last couple of weeks, you’ve heard us talking about the upcoming #daemoninvasion and we’re so excited to finally share with you what is going on.
Really excited.

The beautiful and uber cool models, Pepe Toth and Sztella Tziotziosz, who grace the Lux covers, will be joining us in the United States!  You heard right.  They are flying here, from Hungary to spend a few days as Daemon and Katy! While they are here, they will be working with Vania, from VLC Productions (the team behind Cassandra Clare’s The Mortal Instruments, Melissa de La Cruz, Kimberly Derting, Moira Young, Kami Garcia and Margret Stohl, Hillary Duff, Lauren Destefano, and many, many more authors’ book trailers), to film book trailers for the Lux Series.

During the filming in Atlanta, they will be accompanying us on tour! What does that mean? You get to meet them. In the flesh. They will be participating in the signings and events. At those signings, we’ll be giving away signed posters, photos, and other swag. There will also be meet and greet events you can join in on.

At each signing, there will be advanced copies of Onyx given away!

And to top things off (as if this isn’t enough, but we don’t do anything small), there’s something very, very exciting in the works! It involves advanced copies of Opal, water, and a little destination known as the Bahamas.

I am not kidding.

This will be epic.

Aare you excited? I am! This tour is going to be so, so much fun, and I’m so thrilled that Pepe and Sztella are a part of it. We owe them a huge thank you and a giant welcome making the 16 hour flight to meet the readers of the Lux Series.  You!

Daemon Invasion Signing and Event Schedule
June 8th
FoxTale Book Shoppe
Woodstock, GA
June 10th
Barnes and Noble
St Johns Town Center
Jacksonville, FL
June 13th
Barnes and Noble
Waterford Lakes Town Center
Orlando, FL
June 14th
Barnes and Noble
The Palladium at City Place
West Palm Beach, FL

There are several #daemoninvasion street teamers out there and if you want to join a team to win exclusive prizes, search down the #daemoninvasion hashtag to join one of the teams!
Don’t forget to visit Jennifer L. Armentrout’s blog to win a signed set of Half-Blood and Pure (insert direct link:  in celebration of her adult romance release, Tempting the Best Man, under pen name J. Lynn.  It can be purchased here (insert direct link: )

Saturday, May 5, 2012

The Oh-So-Wonderul WIP & Some People Research

I've been gone as of late. Yeah, school and all, BUT I was productive while I was away! :)

I figured I'd add this picture for two reasons. 1) I've just learned about the magic of Instagram 2) My outfit has a Greek theme, which works perfectly with my latest WIP.
My latest work-in-progress has hit the 40k mark. Goal is about 50k and I hope to finish it this May. Oh and there's an Oh-so-secret bloggy contest coming up...I won't say anything more, but start editing those loglines...

My latest WIP is a modern retelling of one of the Greek myths, except ya know I take the ONE happy myth in Greek mythology and butcher it. That's the fun in writing, we can do whatever we'd like as long as we have the gull to back it up and make sure it makes sense. I've also done something entirely new, (yes, I'm going to toot my own horn) I've written from the male POV. All those nights listening to college guys interacting and yelling at the T.V. totally came in handy.

Also, as you may have noticed in my last post--I made it into the Writer's Voice contest--*fingers crossed* that I get chosen!

So I ask--where is everyone at today with their writing?

Happy Writing lovelies,