Friday, December 27, 2013

Fantasy casting for AFC.

I've been meaning to do this for a while but it's been hard as hell finding "Jesse," for a variety of reasons.

Jesse Chance (funny cause the actor played a Jesse on TVD) is our star here. He's a twenty-two-year-old former underground fighter with a lot of daddy baggage. Really caught between his old life and his new one. Really struggling with who he thought he had to be and who he wants to be. Sweet guy, flawed (you know I like them annoyingly flawed lol), maybe a little too into sacrificing himself for other people.

Drew Hallisay is probably my all time favorite female I've written. I really enjoyed writing Lana but I like Drew a lot. She's very take charge, intuitive, smart, a firecracker, (well, Jesse calls her spark plug....or spark for short sometimes), passionate, but her one weakness might be a certain young former underground fighter. Yes, her feelings get her all kinds of messed up. Her and Jesse's approach to things are very different, which is why they're so much fun to write. And they have history history.

Miguel is Drew's good friend, and he helps Jesse get back on the fighting circuit. I love Miguel because he's pretty loyal as a friend, and I love the relationship he has with both of them. He might be my favorite character overall. 

Sandrine Estrada who lives a very dangerous life by choice. She's a disillusioned, former do-gooder who helps Drew and Jesse out in a big way as Jesse goes on his quest. Fun female character to write as well. She's a good friend of Miguel's.

Rámon Vega. A charismatic bad guy. Because they're the best (Also, the actor Freddy Rodriguez's dimples...yum).

Thursday, December 19, 2013

AFC's Fantasy Soundtrack

Thank you guys for the huge response to the AFC e-ARCs signup. I'm not just saying this, but I'm still really freakin' surprise that you guys are reading anything I write. It's mind-boggling, frankly. But thank you for being awesome and supportive!

I've already contacted everyone who'll get one in a few weeks but thank you to everyone who signed up!!

So, I wanted to share with you my dream soundtrack for AFC, and these are the songs that would be on it if it existed. For now--sigh--just a playlist! My reasons for choosing these songs are so spoilery, so I left those off, but these lyrics all speak to the story so much. I'll share the significance of each one, post-publication. Anyway, I hope you enjoy them now and we'll see if they make sense once you get AFC in your hands.

Wildest Moments - Jessie Ware

Favorite Lyrics: Baby in our wildest moments/We could be the greatest, we could be the greatest/Baby in our wildest moments/We could be the worst of all.

Favorite Lyrics:  From the outside, from the outside/Everyone must be wondering why we try,
Why do we try.

Favorite Lyrics: You and I, blurred lines/We come together every time/Two wrongs, no rights/We lose ourselves at night.

The Devil Within - Digital Daggers -

Favorite Lyrics: I will keep quiet/You won’t even know I’m here/You won’t suspect a thing/You won’t see me in the mirror/But I crept into your heart/You can’t make me disappear/Til I make you.

 Favorite lyrics: You’ll never know what hit you/Won’t see me closing in/I’m gonna make you suffer/This hell you put me in/I’m underneath your skin/The devil within/You’ll never know what hit you.

Bones - MS MR -   Favorite lyrics: Boy with a broken soul/Heart with a gaping hole/Dark twisted fantasy turned to reality/Kissing death and losing my breath/Midnight hours cobble street passages/ Forgotten savages, forgotten savages.

Mad World -Gary Jules -  Favorite lyrics: No one knew me, no one knew me/ Hello teacher tell me what's my lesson/ Look right through me, look right through me.

XO -Beyoncé - Favorite lyrics: In the darkest night I’ll/ I’ll search through the crowd/ Your face is all that I see/ I’ll give you everything/ Baby love me lights out.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Stuffedy Stuff Stuff -- e-ARCs everywhere!

1. Calling all bloggers! AFC's February tour sign-up just went live at AToMR! Spots are going fast!* All items must go! I would love it if Jesse got a "Chance" to make the rounds.** Thank you!

*This is me making up shit.
**This is me being cheesy.

2. Calling all not bloggers! Remember you can still sign up for a chance to get an e-ARC of AFC. I'm giving out a few copies. You can sign up here: through this Thursday, and I'm contacting folks who'll get them next month, on Friday.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

AFC e-ARC signup --- one more week!!

One more week to sign up for a chance to get your hands on AFC before everyone else! I'll notify the people who are getting the ARCs next Friday. And I'll probably email them out around January 5 or 6th the middle of January.

Friday, December 6, 2013


I didn't want to undermine all the blogs who were so kind enough to participate in AFC's cover reveal today, so I waited a bit to share it with you myself!  Please make sure to visit Arijana and Cover It! Designs on Facebook and let her know you love it! It was ALL her. 

Thursday, December 5, 2013

A Fighting Chance cover reveal tomorrow...Here's where it'll be!

Another gigantic thanks to the amazing Arijana at Cover It! Designs for creating such an amazing cover! Thanks everyone who signed up and thanks AToMR for arranging the reveal!!!

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Wednesday, December 4, 2013

A Fighting Chance e-ARC sign-up

I hope you guys had an awesome Thanksgiving. I'm paying for mine twice a day at the gym currently. I love working out but I love eating a lot more, so it makes for good and bad times around the holidays LOL.

So, I'm giving out e-ARCs for A Fighting Chance (AFC), and I wasn't going to post another teaser for AFC until after Christmas but I want to entice you to sign up to review it!

“Will you pray too while I'm killing you?” he shouts back with a cruel laugh.
I’m seething, my heart on the verge of punching right through my chest, but I force myself to stay calm. I whittle my thoughts until this octagon, this fight, and Carlos are the only things in the world that exists. “Come on, crocodile,” I say with a cold smile, gesturing at him with just one hand. A glint of determination shines in his eyes as he wipes his lips on his glove. He reveals his sharp-toothed smile, his teeth red with blood.
Then he crosses the cage. 
(unedited and subject to change prior to release).

Likes this teaser?

Like reading?

Want to read A Fighting Chance before it's published?

Like writing reviews?

If you've answered yes to all of these, you should probably sign up to get an e-ARC because I'm giving a few out, if you wouldn't mind writing a review! If you're a blogger and want to do the tour instead, you're welcome to sign up for an e-ARC, but AFC will be touring in February and you might want to wait to sign up then.

Here's my quick reminder synopsis: Jesse used to fight in underground circles. He doesn't anymore. Something happens that pulls him back into the ring. Then shit gets real.

It is a standalone and there is no cliffhanger.

I should warn you: AFC is NOT  really contemporary romance. It's probably more along the lines of romantic suspense. It's about underground fighting, so there's some violence. It's New Adult, I suppose. I hate genres and age group classifications because it's never that cut and dry, but there you go.

Other stuff:

1. e-ARCs will be emailed 2-3 weeks before release (scheduled for Feb 4, 2014) in either epub or mobi format.

2. I'm giving out a set number of copies, so there's no guarantee everyone who signs up will get one.

3. Please be willing to post the review during release week.

4. Please be willing post an honest, thoughtful review. I don't expect 3 stars and above as a part of this. If you don't like it, you don't like it. I get it. If you raged a little while reading, rage in your review. I get it. I'm really not writing to make everyone comfortable because that's silly.

5. Please don't post or share anywhere. I'm not going to go into the details of why this isn't okay, both legally and morally, and by accepting the e-ARC you're saying you understand and agree to abide by copyright laws.

Anyway, this post is long as hell, but I wouldn't be me if it weren't LOL. Here's the link: