Friday, April 11, 2014

J is for Jordy

Welcome to the A to Z challenge - Just right!

A to Z Writing advice:
Jot it down – Always have paper around, or your phone, or some way to write down those fleeting ideas before you forget. I'm always packing a notepad!

Visiting BROKEN BRANCH FALLS (MG Fantasy) Teenage fantasy creatures in high school break the rules, causing chaos. Gabe the goblin leads a quest to find the Book of Ages, hoping it can help save BROKEN BRANCH FALLS:
sketch by Laura Kramer

Jordy - Gabe's goofy goblin buddy, seems air-headed, but don't underestimate him. a funny guy!

And for laughs:
An alphabetical list of reasons men are happier people... 

J is for Job
Same work, more pay.

Okay, jovial readers! It's time for another BONUS! Sydney Aaliyah has a stunning new cover! Check it out!

**This book contains adult subject matter.
Not intended for young readers.**
Author: Sydney Aaliyah Michelle
Publication Date: June 2, 2014
New Adult Contemporary Romance

Cover Design by: © Arijana Karčić, Cover It! Designs
Miranda Preston is a walking contradiction. Beautiful on the outside, but, insecure, haunted and damaged on the inside. Despite these contradictions, she’s ready to start Another New Life.
When her talent wins her a piano scholarship to the University of Texas at Austin, Miranda arrives on campus determined to experience everything college has to offer and to keep her secrets in the past where they belong.
An easy task, until the first guy who catches her eye happens to be someone, she’s known all her life.
Eight years have passed since the last time Miranda and Troy saw each other. He reminds her of the best and worst times of her life, but she can’t think about one without dwelling on the other. As they grow closer, every day their attraction reminds them they are no longer kids.
The epic romantic love story that is Miranda and Troy seems to be destined for a happy ending, but Miranda knows it's only a matter of time before her secret is discovered. A secret that will not only destroy their relationship, it will destroy Troy, too.
Can Miranda focus on her future with Troy while preventing her past from tearing them apart all over again?
About The Author
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Sydney Aaliyah Michelle is a New Adult Contemporary Romance writer, a voracious reader and movie fanatic who hails from Texas. 
Sydney has been blogging at for three years, where she interviews people about their tattoos, discusses her favorite movie quotes, reviews books (New Adult & only the ones she loves) and journals about her writing and editing process. After surviving 5 1/2 years living in China, she had the courage to finally pursue her passion and become a writer.
Sydney’s self-published debut New Adult Novel Another New Life will be available June 2014. An active tweeter, she is also a JuNoWriMo (2x) and NaNoWriMo (2x) winners who notes the sci-fi action flick “The Matrix” as the best representation of her life in the past. She is blessed to be awake now and doing what she loves.


Fifi Islaih said...

Yes we should always have something to jot everything down. You don't know when inspiration will hit and yesterday was a big one for me. Thanks for sharing!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Congratulations, Sydney!
Hey, we need the humorous characters.

Julie Flanders said...

I swear I love all of these goblins!

I wish I had followed the jot it down advice earlier this week. Had an idea and didn't jot it down and now I can't remember it. Ugh!!

Cathrina Constantine said...

Really liking this Broken Branch Falls...If I don't jot it down, I forget...which happens a lot...

Christine Rains said...

Yay for Sydney! It's a great cover. Have a terrific weekend, Tara. :)

Robin said...

I keep a notebook beside my bed. I don't know why, but I often get great ideas when I am trying to fall asleep. Ah... that crazy brain.

Teresa Cypher said...

I really like the A to Z writing advice, Tara. :-) Good idea for the challenge! :-) I do always have a pen and pad with me. :-) Excellent advice.

Sophie Duncan said...

I use my phone when I need to make notes - my handwriting is so bad, I don't use a notebook :)
Sophie's Thoughts & Fumbles - A to Z Ghosts
Fantasy Boys XXX - A to Z Drabblerotic

M.J. Fifield said...

I always have a notebook around, too. It's a must.

And I can't wait to meet Jordy, and all the rest.

cleemckenzie said...

If I don't jot it down, it don't get done. My mind is not the crucible it once was. It has taken on a seive ish quality.

Congrats again to Sydney.

Michael Di Gesu said...

Love the fun of your characters, Tara!

Congrats, Sydney on you cover and book!

Laurel Garver said...

I can't hear the name Jordy without thinking of the guy from Star Trek Next Generation with the bionic eye implants (though I think he spelled it Geordie).

Excellent advice about jot it down. You need to be prepared when a great idea sneaks up on you!

Happy A-Zing
Laurel's Leaves

Laura Clipson said...

I always have a notebook around to jot down my ideas in. Trouble is, I get a lot of ideas when I'm driving, so by the time I've reached my destination, I've forgotten my idea. I need one of those recording things.

randi lee said...

I carry a journal everywhere. I had one with me at the dr's office today and received my fare share of odd looks. I love the name Jordy!!!

debi o'neille said...

I keep a notebook by my bed, one on the kitchen table, and another in my purse. I've been thinking about adding one to the bathroom décor. :-)

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

Like the same job comment. Jot it down is great advice.

Anonymous said...

I agree, great advice.

Tara, thank you for sharing my cover on your blog. I appreciate it and thanks to your readers for their great comments.

Trisha F said...

Friends who *seem* air-headed can be the most fun. :)

Ida Chiavaro said...

Jot it down... I have finally started to use my phone more for this - I find sending an email to myself works best - I can't help wondering what Miranda's secret is - I'm to check of Sydney's website now... Reflex Reactions

Rhonda Albom said...

Jotting it down is a great reminder. Isn't Sydney Aaliyah's cover wonderful.

Lori L MacLaughlin said...

So true about jotting things down. I don't know how many times I've wished for a pencil and paper. If I don't write it down immediately, it's gone.