Monday, July 28, 2014

Fantasy, Family, and Publishing. What could go wrong?

July is quickly slipping away and school is right around the corner... W-W-WAIT!
I'm squeezing in a vacation!! Yeah! Me and the boys are at the beach! Time to take a break, relax, actually get to finish reading a few books, and maybe sell a book or two (I'm doing an experiment. I'll let you know how it works out!)

But, that doesn't mean I'm neglecting my BROKEN BRANCH FALLS Blog Tour! Here's the line-up for the week (and I will have more time to visit you all, too!)

Monday 7/28 - My Dr. Faerie Godmother and yours, Rena Rockford is interviewing me about Publishing!


Wednesday 7/30 - I'm stopping by Mary Pax's normally sci fi pad and flowering it up with Fantasy! Looking forward to yet another release from her soon!

Then, NEXT Monday 8/4 - Dana invited me to her sweet, sunshiny blog and I'll be talking about Fitting writing into a busy schedule!



And I want to share with you all Elsie Elmore's awesome cover! I was just at her place for my blog tour, so I'm happy to return the favor - then again, when it comes out in Sept! It sounds awesome!

The Undead Cover
THE UNDEAD: Playing for Keeps by Elsie Elmore
Genere: YA Paranormal
Publisher: Curiosity Quills
Cover Artist: Alexandria Thompson (gothicfate.com)
Release Date: September 3, 2014

Sixteen-year-old Lyla Grimm has a new talent - resurrecting the dead. Which draws the attention of Eric, a Grim Reaper with a guitar and a chip on his shoulder. While Lyla navigates the gossip-ridden school halls, Eric works to gain her trust and discover why Death’s clients aren’t staying down. If she passes on her gift, his death-messenger destiny might be altered. But the closer he gets to Lyla, the less sure he is of his plan. The dead are way easier to deal with than the living.

Gossip explodes, the Grimm family implodes, and desperation goads. Death wants the gift and a soul. Lyla and Eric face hard decisions with hidden consequences. Sometimes life’s choices aren’t really choices at all.

Bonus - First Line: My stomach drops when I see the dead woman lying on the table.

Put The Undead: Playing for Keeps on your Goodreads Want To Read list!

ElsieElmoreElsie Elmore lives in North Carolina with her husband and two kids. With a science education degree from NCSU, she never imagined she would someday write stories that challenge the laws of nature. She loves the color red, has an appreciation for chocolate and coffee that borders on obsession, and wishes fall temperatures would linger year round. Elsie is a member of several writing organizations: RWA, SCBWI, and WSW. The Undead : Playing for Keeps is her debut novel.

Find her on the web: Twitter ~~ Blog ~~ Facebook

24 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Congratulations, Elsie!
Off to visit your stop for today.

Cathrina Constantine said...

Best of Luck to Elsie, the book sounds amazing. Tara, I just returned from my beach vacation and it was wonderfully relaxing, especially with no internet to temp me. Have fun!

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

Great cover, Elsie. Few days at the beach sounds wonderful, Tara.

Angela Brown said...

Enjoy your vacation time, Tara. I loved your interview over at Dr. Fairie Godmother's spot. And congrats to Elise. That is a rocking cover :-)

Loni Townsend said...

For someone who is on vacation, you sound super busy! :)

Rena said...

Playing for Keeps looks great!

The Silver Fox said...

Enjoyed the interview!

Leigh Covington said...

Enjoy your vacation. I am actually excited for summer to be over. Not that I don't love it, but fall is definitely my favorite season!

Christine Rains said...

Enjoy your vacation! Elementary school start next week here too, but I've got another three weeks before preschool starts. I have the review for BBF on my blog today. :)

elsie elmore said...

Tara,
Thanks so much for helping with the cover reveal for The Undead :) You rock!!

Lynda R Young said...

Hope you're enjoying the beach and mini break!

Rhonda Albom said...

Great cover. Congrats to Elsie. Savour your break at the beach.

Carol Kilgore said...

I'm officially jealous that you're at the beach :)

Have fun on your blog tour this week. Don't get sand everywhere :)

Congrats to Elsie!

Elizabeth Seckman said...

How amazing are you?! I am tired just reading it all.

Beth Ellyn Summer said...

I know, this summer is going by FAST and it seems like there's not enough time for anything!
and congrats to Elsie! I love her cover!

klahanie said...

Hi Tara,

Wishing Elsie all the best with her release day of September 3. A most provocative cover.

I wish you well, Tara, with your ongoing tour. I might not be around because my internet is going to be out of action for the next few days during my move.

Have a very nice weekend.

Gary :)

Dana said...

Can't wait to host you at my blog! See you Monday. ☺

Shannon Lawrence said...

Enjoy your vacation! We just slipped in a quick vacation to the mountains since school is fast approaching. Only two more weeks. Crazy!

Ann Finkelstein said...

Have a marvelous vacation.

Ann Finkelstein said...

Have a marvelous vacation.

Slamdunk said...

I hope you are enjoying or you enjoyed your beach vacation. We have one set for the following week. I'll look for you at Dana's place...

Michelle Wallace said...

Hope you had a good vacation Tara!
Is it over yet?

T. Drecker said...

Congrats, Elsie! And hope you enjoyed your sun and beach, Tara :)

Stephanie Faris said...

I'd love to host you on my blog if you can squeeze me in anywhere!