Laura Howard: June 2013


COVER REVEAL: Scorched Treachery by Rebecca Ethington

Title: Scorched Treachery (Imdalind #3)

Author: Rebecca Ethington

Expected release date: July 12th 2013

Genre: Paranormal (with action and romance) 

Age Group: Young Adult 

Cover designed by: Okay Creations 

While Joclyn is trapped in the tormenting hell of Cail’s mind, the battle around her only continues to grow and spread. * Edmund has infiltrated the underground hallways of Prague, guiding the massacre that would end the lives of the last of the great magical race. In her attempts to stop him, Wynifred has been captured and her magic restrained. Chained up in the ancient dungeons of Prague, her fate is left in the hands of her father, who has tried to kill her before. With Ryland’s screams and Sain’s fragmented sights as her only company, Wyn must rely on something that has been hidden deep inside of her for centuries to help them break free. * Ilyan’s whole life has been building up to one purpose. Protect the Silnį»³. He knows what he must do, and he has no doubt in his ability to do so. But when his father’s magic removes Joclyn’s mind from her body, he is left protecting the shell of the one person he loves. Desperate to find a way to break her free of her prison, he makes a choice. And that one choice changes everything. Now, Ilyan finds himself bound to Joclyn in a way that he never knew to be possible. 

They say that blood is thicker than water, but Black Water burns, and Ilyan’s heart may not be strong enough to keep the water pumping through his veins and give the girl he loves back into his brother’s care. Even if he can, it may not be safe to do so. Reading order: Kiss of Fire (1), Eyes of Ember (2), Scorched Treachery (3)

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  About the Author Rebecca Ethington is a story teller and author from Salt Lake City, Utah. She has been telling stories since she was small. First, with writing crude scripts, and then in stage with years of theatrical performances. Rebecca’s first stint into the world of literary writing, The Imdalind Series, was released in October 2012 and since its release each book has been found in several top 100 lists on Amazon. Rebecca is a mother to two, and wife to her best friend of 14 years. Her days are spent writing, running, and enjoying life with her crazy family.

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The Writers Voice

Tour Co-hosts:
The Writers Voice is a multi author blog where prominent authors from around the web come together and share their thoughts on all things literary or otherwise. Here is a peek at our team of authors!

Is there one piece of advice you wish
someone would have given you
before you started writing?

“There is so much I have learned since I started but really, I could only have learned it by doing it so I feel it turned out perfectly. For other authors, don’t be afraid to be authentically yourself and write characters that aren’t the norm and always make sure to stay humble.”
–Emma Michaels

“I wish someone had told me to do this sooner. If I’d started years ago, I’d have that many more books out there!”
–Raine Thomas

“Plot out EVERYTHING. I wasted a lot of time writing my first book, because I didn’t plot out the story and the major events. It took a lot of meandering before I realized I needed a plan of action before sitting down to undertake a project like that. Now I plot out everything. I know some people work better the other way, but I will always like having a clear goal to work towards. I see it like this—if you’re embarking on a journey, you will always have a map, otherwise you’ll end up very lost and very frustrated.”
–Frankie Rose

“Believe in yourself and your craft”
–Quinn Loftis

“It’s not going to be easy, so you have to love writing and you have to have a lot a faith in yourself to make it worth it. Develop a thick skin and resist the urge to read reviews on your books as much as possible!”
–Shana Norris

“Not that I can recall. Before I became a published author I was a book blogger so talking to so many different authors really showed me that it is not as easy as people who aren’t in the literary field believe it to be.”
–Tanya Contois

“You can never edit enough.”
–Carlyle Labuschagne

“Hire a proofreader.”
–Brenda Pandos

“Don’t be afraid to ask others for help, their opinions, and moral support. I let my personal lack of faith in my ability to write hang over me like a dark, dream-crushing cloud for too long. Two minds are always better than one. Don’t be insecure about your work. If your writing inspires someone else to give you advice, you’re on the right track.”
–Amy Maurer Jones

“Yeah, actually, there is. When I was writing Dehumanized I didn’t realize how the word-count was so important to the length of the novel. I thought I literally had to write three hundred pages on Word! It was very daunting…but I strived and before I knew it I ended up with Dehumanized being five hundred pages! If someone had told me it was all about the word count rather than the page count, I wouldn’t have been so stressed about it!”
–Michael Loring

“Go past your view of perfect and walk away for a few weeks - go back and read the book and edit it.”
–Devyn Dawson

Thank you for reading!
We hope you will join us soon at
The Writers Voice


Cover Reveal: Very Bad Things by Ilsa Madden-Mills

 Title: Very Bad Things (#1 Briarcrest Academy)
 Author: Ilsa Madden-Mills 
 Expected release date: September 10, 2013 
 Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance 
 Cover Designed by: Toski Covey Photography and Sommer Stein            from  Perfect PearModel is Mariah Jane Scott   

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 Born into a life of privilege and secrets, Nora Blakely has everything any nineteen-year-old girl could desire. She’s an accomplished pianist, a Texas beauty queen, and on her way to Princeton after high school. She’s perfect… Leaving behind her million-dollar mansion and Jimmy Choos, she becomes a girl hell-bent on pushing the limits with alcohol, drugs, and meaningless sex. Then she meets her soulmate. But he doesn’t want her. When it comes to girls, twenty-five-year-old Leo Tate has one rule: never fall in love. His gym and his brother are all he cares about…until he meets Nora. He resists the pull of their attraction, hung up on their six year age difference. As they struggle to stay away from each other, secrets will be revealed, tempers will flare, and hearts will be broken. Welcome to Briarcrest Academy…where sometimes, the best things in life are Very Bad Things.  

About the Author Ilsa wrote her first work at the age of twelve when she penned a little ditty about a handsome prince who had no sense. Since then, she’s written plays, poems, and numerous short stories. Very Bad Things is her first full-length novel and part of a new series called Briarcrest Academy. She graduated summa cum laude with a master’s in English. After graduation, she directed plays, worked with autistic children, helped start a children’s clothing company, and eventually had a family. Now, she spends her days with two small kids and her Viking husband. When she’s not typing away at a story, you can find her drinking too much coffee, jamming out to Pink, or checking on her carefully maintained chocolate stash. She loves to hear from fans and fellow avid readers. You can find her on Facebook and a soon to come author website.
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