Saturday, August 17, 2013

STEEL LILY Book Tour: Excerpt

Hello dearies!
I've been gone lately, but I'm here today to bring you an excerpt from Steel Lily, a new novel by the amazing Megan Curd!

Here's what you need to know about Steel Lily!

Title: Steel Lily
Author: Megan Curd
Genre: Dystopian


AVERY PIKE is a commodity. No, more than a commodity. Her existence is guarded at all costs.

She’s a water Elementalist, the strongest of her dwindling kind. She creates steam to provide energy to fuel Dome Three: the only thing standing between humanity and an earth ravaged by World War III. No steam, no Dome. No Dome, no life.

Or so she thinks.

That is, until a mysterious man offers her a way out of having to donate steam. A way to escape the corrupt government of Dome Three. While the offer seems too good to be true, Avery is intrigued.

But when she arrives to her new home, she realizes the grass isn’t any less dead on this side of the fence. Instead, the lies are just hidden better.

…Which means digging deeper.

When Avery enlists the help of her friends to uncover the truth, it may make her wonder if she was better off being a government tool than searching for freedom.

Some secrets are better left concealed, but humankind was never meant to live in a cage. And when you can control the most sought after resource, you can learn to control anything…including the fate of your world.

Doesn't it sound awesome?

You can check it out on GR here: 

And now here's what you need to know about Megan Curd:

Megan Curd is a graduate of Northwestern College in St. Paul, Minnesota. While having always enjoyed reading any books she could get her hands on, Megan didn’t begin writing until a friend encouraged her to do so while in college.

When not writing, Megan enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She loves to snowboard and travel to new places, and doesn’t turn down the opportunity to play xBox with her brother and friends when it presents itself.

Megan currently resides in Stanton, Kentucky with her husband, son, and Great Dane named Dozer.

(Also, Dozer is a cool name!)

You can find and contact Megan here:

*insert my announcment voice* And now, the excerpt you've been all waiting for... *drumrolls*

I was moving double time to keep up with his long strides. He seemed so sure of himself, so in control of his destiny, even in this place, where he claimed we were imprisoned. I didn’t have a shred of doubt that what Jaxon wanted, Jaxon got. He owned his life. I so desperately wanted to own mine as well. Could he help me take control of it, or would he cause it to crash around my feet? For some reason, it felt like either option would be exhilarating if he were involved.
Exhilarating and dangerous.
The back of his shirt was soaked. The small “v” of muscles at the base of his spine flexed as he craned his neck to make sure I was still behind him. Why did that give me butterflies?
He turned and smiled. “Are you even listening to me? You’re way past your ogling allotment.”
“I’m not ogling you.”
“Trust me, I’ve experienced enough ogling to know it when I see it. If you’d prefer to ogle in peace, I’ll turn around again. There have been contests where my ass took first place in squeezability.”
“You must have been the only person in the running.”
He grinned mischievously. “And the only one to vote, but a win is still a win, right?”

This is the part where I say that I already like Jaxon *wink*

Okay, so, thanks for stopping by and make sure to check out the other today's stops, where reviews, more excerpts, and giveaways await you!
You can find the links on Tess Watson's twitter (she organized the tour brilliantly) here!

Thanks again for stopping by! Enjoy the day!


Saturday, April 13, 2013

In which I have a new blog

Hey everyone!
I just wanted to let you know that I've created a new blog, which will be more focused on me as a writer, so if you could check it out and maybe follow, I would be very happy.

Ramblings of a teenage writer

Thanks! :)

Friday, January 25, 2013

It's been a while.. (Plus some important news)

Hey everyone!

Firstly, I realize I owe you a huuuge apology. I know I've been MIA a very long time, but if I start to explain why exactly, it would take me about seven months.
So, what you need to know is things have been happening, both negative and positive (ain't that always the case) and I can't promise the moon and the stars, BUT I do promise I will try to upload the blog as much as I can and as often as I can. Pinkie swear.

Next, I have news!
If you follow me on Twitter or if you have me as a friend on Facebook, you'll know that a couple of months ago I ran across a blogpost by my dear author friend Katie M. John, in which she said that Little Bird Publishing House is looking for submissions for an anthology of YA stories called 'Dark Heart'. And if you know me, you know that two of my greatest passions are reading and writing. So when I saw the post, it was like a ray of sunlight falling over me. I just knew- this could be my big chance.

So I mauled over things, and this idea I've been having came back to me, and a lot of scribbling (in and out of class) later, a story called 'Wicked Games' was born.

I sent it to Katie and the publishers, and then I patiently waited. Okay, I'm lying. I am not a patient person, so I checked my mail about twenty times a day, ha!

And then finally one day, actually I know the date but nevermind, I got the mail stating they loved my story and they would like to include it as a part of the anthology. So I pretty much all but screamed and jumped across the classroom (since it was a recess), and the excitement still hasn't worn out.

So. What I'm telling you is I'm going to be a published author!
And considering I'm only sixteen, this has got to count for something, right? It's like all of my dreams coming true.

'Dark Heart' Volume 1 is out January 30th, by Little Bird Publishing House.

You can visit their website here
You can visit the blog where you can find posts about the other awesome authors working on the anthology and other up to date news here

And this is the fab final cover!  *has an omigosh my name is on the cover! moment*

To recap, the anthology is in print now, is will be available from Wednesday, Jan 30th, and it's seven YA stories, all based on paranormal folkore. (I think you'll love it *wink*) For all the other info, visit the links above.

Lastly, I want to take a moment to say a huuuge thank you to firstly, Katie John and everyone in LBPH for giving me this mind-blowing opportunity, secondly, to all of the authors out there- I learned something new from each of you.
And of course, the biggest thanks goes to every single person I made friends with since I joined the reading and writing community, to every single person who believed in me from the start and who kept telling me I'd make it one day. Well, the day has come a bit earlier than I expected.

I wish I could give you all a huge hug in person. But then again, maybe one day I'll see you at one of my signings, eh? :)

I'll keep you posted on blog tours, and giveaways, and all things cool as soon as I know them.

Till next time,