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Color Me Gray by Rose Phillips

Color Me Gray

by Rose Phillips

Giveaway ends January 07, 2018.

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Snapshot Reviews: Firsts by Laurie Elizabeth Flynn

The impact of a bad experience is explored in this unique, no-punches-held-back story. The characters ring true as they explore sex and sexuality...and friendship. I know some readers found the main character unlikable, but I thought she was a realistic product of her experiences and because of that, quite relatable.

New Release!

Color Me Gray ventures out into the world today. 

I hope you enjoy it!

***I will add other purchasing options as I get them.***

Cover Reveal!

Evernight Teen revealed the cover for my second novel this week. I am absolutely thrilled.

Release date is set for October 13th.


I'm thrilled to share that Evernight Teen Publishing is taking on Mags's story. Contract is signed, sealed, and delivered. I look forward to sharing it with everyone!

Snapshot Reviews: With Malice by Eileen Cook

I thoroughly enjoyed With Malice by Eileen Cook. It is a meticulously crafted psychological thriller that unfolds slowly, which allows the reader to immerse herself in Jill's headspace. I was completely invested in what Jill was feeling and what she was uncovering. It quickly became one of those novels where it is difficult not to scan down the page to see what's coming next. Well Done! I look forward to Eileen Cook’s next release, The Hanging Girl.

Snapshot Reviews: This Is Where It Ends by Marieke Nijkamp

Three chapters in, I knew this was un-put-down-able. Multiple points of view are handled seamlessly and provide different lenses to view the shooting. They also give insight to each character and create a deep connection for the reader to the human heartbreak and confusion, as well as the general chaos of such an event. The author successfully manages to keep tension consistently amped and pulls no punches. This keeps it devastatingly grounded in reality. Well done!

Fun Interview

Recently, I enjoyed doing an interview over at Operation Awesome. They asked some interesting questions. Check it out and tell me what you think.

Snapshot Reviews: Every Last Word by Tamara Ireland Stone

Often, I am the voyeur of a story. I perch on the perimeter and watch everything unfold. There’s nothing wrong with that. It’s quite fun actually. But once in a while a story is so seamless, a character so realistic, I am drawn in deeply and forget that it’s a work of someone’s imagination. I become fully immersed— breathing, sighing, crying alongside the character. Every Last Word by Tamara Ireland Stone is one of those novels.  Stone has thoughtfully captured a young girl’s struggle with high school life, made all the more complicated and anxiety ridden by her OCD. This sense of authenticity, combined with a few twists and turns, made this one unputdownable for me.

Just released in paperback! 

Making the Cut

There are many things I didn't anticipate when I published. One of them is how exciting it is when Cutting to the Chase is selected for a list. And it truly is. This week, I was selected to be part of Long and Short Reviews YA's monthly poll: Which book do you think is best based on the review? Amazing review and great fun. I've also been included on the list that Heroes and Heartbreakers generates each month: 9 Books H&H Reviewers Couldn't Put Down in May 2017.  Many thanks to the reviewers and sites for the support.

What a terrific week! I hope yours has been equally satisfying. J

YA Author Series: Amber R. Duell

I'm pleased to introduce Amber R. Duell. Her debut YA novel, FRAGILE CHAOS, hits the shelves on July 11, 2017. Check out what she has to say about everything writing and reading. Her book is available for pre-order, so if you want to make Amber's day, you know what to do. And...psst...I'll let you in on a secret. If you pop over to her website you'll find a pre-order prize package. 

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YA Author Series with Giveaway: Christine Potter

Meet Christine Potter—fiction writer, poet, guitar-playing aficionada. You'll enjoy the glimpse into her past, her thoughts on writing, and the insight into the creation of her latest YA novel. IN HER OWN TIME is the second in Christine's series of time-travelling books, and is a love story between the main characters Bean Donohue and her zany artist boyfriend Zak. For a chance to WIN a copy, share your first summer romance story in the COMMENT section at the end of the interview. A few sentences will do. Good luck!


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For a chance to WIN an eBook copy of  IN HER OWN TIME, share your first summer romance story in the COMMENT section.  Good luck!