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What a Week

Today’s Brew: Blueberry coffee to go.
by Kristen

Seasons in the Sun Final

HOLY CRAP. I don’t know what it is about this week. If I did, I’d bottle it so I’d have it forever.

  • Seasons in the Sun is on a blog tour this week. The reviews are so awesome. I can’t stop smiling!  Check them out here.
  • Seasons in the Sun is FREE on Amazon! Not sure how much longer it will be, so if you haven’t grabbed it yet, go get her! Even better than that, ever since I mentioned it on Twitter, it’s been in the top 10 for its category!! Oh. My. God. That’s YOU GUYS who did that. Wednesday Night alone saw over 100 retweets, favorites, and shares about the book. You guys. *beats chest, fist pumps in your general direction*
  • I was featured in the local paper for the paperback release of Because the Night. If you’re visiting the blog for the first time because of that article, hi! Enjoy your stay! Check out what Julie has to say, too.
  • Because the Night is also enjoying a nice boost because of all of this attention.  I’m  doing a little giveaway on Goodreads, too.
  • If you guys can still stand me on Monday, we’re revealing the cover of Night Moves, book 2 in The Night Songs Collection. It comes out March 26, so you have a little bit of time to catch up on your reading!



Ultraviolet Catastrophe by Jamie Grey

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Jamie Grey’s Ultraviolet Catastrophe released on September 24.  If you haven’t had a chance to check it out yet, here’s an excerpt:

I chewed my lip as Major Grant’s explanation started weaving through my brain. It all matched up with what Dad had hinted at. So far. “Branston was doing horrible experiments. To me, that’s a perfect reason Dad’d take me and run. Why hold a spot for me at the school?”

“That’s classified information. What I can say is that just because your dad wasn’t a good fit for Branston, doesn’t mean you aren’t.”

“Uh-uh. I need more answers than it’s classified.”

“Come with me, Lexie. Let me show you Branston firsthand. If you don’t like it, we’ll send you back to Quantum High, no hard feelings.” He smiled reassuringly.

I frowned. How stupid did he think I was?

“I’m sorry you think that, Lexie,” he said, like he was reading my mind. Grant pulled a syringe of clear liquid from his pocket. The Branston logo was etched into the glass vial. “This serum is something I created just for you. It will disable the tracking nanobots QT injected you with, so they won’t be able to find you or wipe you. You’ll be safe.”

I shook my head. “They weren’t tracking bots, and I don’t want anything to do with Branston. Or you.”

Grant frowned and sighed. “Poor Lexie. Lied to again. I’d hoped we could do this the easy way.” His hand shot out and grabbed my arm, and with his free hand, he flicked the cover off the syringe and jammed it into my bicep.

Fire exploded through my arm, and I let out a yelp, bucking and jerking against his grip. But his fingers felt like steel against my skin, and a moment later, everything went fuzzy.

He got to his feet, bringing me with him. “We’re going to take a little trip, Alexa. I think it’s time you experience Branston for yourself.” He slipped an arm around me, holding me firmly to his side.

My head swam from whatever drugs he’d injected, and my muscles felt rubbery. I could barely hold myself upright as he pulled me toward the front door.

“Lexie? Everything alright?” Coco asked, her eyes widening with concern.

Grant nodded as we passed. “She’s not feeling well. I’m taking her outside for some air.”

I tried to struggle against him, but it felt like too much work. “Let me go,” I yelled, but my voice was barely a whisper.

“Muscle weakness is a side effect of the drugs as they destroy the nanobots. You’ll feel fine in a few minutes.” Grant smiled down at me. “I wish you wouldn’t struggle. You’re going to love Branston.”

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School Is In Session!

Today’s Brew: Ginger Ale.  I think I’m going to live.

by Kristen

The Internet.  It’s more than lunch pictures on Facebook and cat memes.  Why, it’s the home of this blog.

Beyond that, you can actually learn stuff!  The fabulous ladies at Pen and Muse are offering week long writing seminars to help you with getting your book out in the world, start to finish. Did I mention they’re free?  Because they are.  You literally have nothing to lose.

Here’s the lineup, brought to you by people who know what they’re talking about:

Week 1: Blogging 101 – August 5th – August 11th
Week 2: Starting a Novel – August 12th – August 18th
Week 3: Editing for Champions – August 19th – August 25th
Week 4: Marketing 101 – August 26th – September 1st

So sign up!  Here. Polish your craft and learn something new!

Trying on a New Hat with Pen and Muse Press

Today’s Brew:  I drank enough Diet Coke today I’ve probably corroded my innards.

by Kristen

If you’ve been hanging around the Twitter box lately, you’ve probably seen the buzz about the new division of Pen and Muse, run by the fabulous Kristen Jett and Jolene Haley.

Introducing Pen and Muse Press!


What does that mean for you?

Pen and Muse Press is an accompaniment to Pen and Muse, a writer’s haven, for writers of all ages and genres. Receive personalized marketing, branding, and writing to help further your writing career.  Pen and Muse Press is the side of Pen and Muse for writers who are serious about treating their writing career as a business.

 “Found your writing Muse but need a little inspiration in the marketing department? We’re your Muses!”

What does this mean for me?

I was lucky enough to be chosen as one of the publicity interns for Pen and Muse Press, to be launched on July 22 (date tentative).  July 22 is a big day round these parts.  Julie’s just releasing her debut novel that day.  So as you can imagine, it will be like any other Monday.

You’ll be seeing me musing on social media.  Facebook, Google Plus, possibly some Twitter action.  We will be hosting some of Pen and Muse Press clients’ blog tours here on Deadly Ever After as well, so stay tuned to see the some of the best fresh new talent as they launch their new projects.

I’m really excited about this position, and I thank Kristen and Jolene for choosing me.  I have discovered that I really enjoy the publicity end of book marketing, and these ladies know their stuff!  I’m looking forward to soaking in all the knowledge they are willing to give me, while giving authors the recognition they need to get their books off the shelf and into your hot little hands.  Stay tuned to Pen and Muse Press for more information, or follow us on Twitter!


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