Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Feeding My Addictions

For those of you who write, you'll understand when I say it's an addiction. I constantly have stories in my head wanting to be told. Even when I'm not writing, I'm still writing. You know... staring off into space, aloof to life that continues to happen around you because you're stuck in your own little fictional world.

Some of those stories may simply be an idea, a short story, or maybe it's a bit too crazy to share, so I shove them into the back of my mind, knowing they may never get told. Sometimes, ideas have to remain just that... ideas. However, an occasional opportunity arises that will cause me to pull one of those crazy stories out. For me, that opportunity is often times in the form of Wattpad.

Whether it's Harry Potter fanfic, that I could never share otherwise, or a story that gets featured on Wattpad and chosen by several popular horror movies as a featured story on their Wattpad profiles, I can always count on Wattpad to be there to feed my addiction; an outlet I can let loose on.

Because of the popularity of Wattpad, many aspiring authors have gotten some pretty awesome publishing contracts with big companies, including Anna Todd and her After series, which is now published by Gallery Books. Not only that, but there are also other companies looking to utilize Wattpad's growth, including TV networks. TNT, for example, is currently hosting a horror contest... and the grand prize is $20,000 AND your story made into a TNT series. How flippin' cool is that?
So, for those who say Wattpad is a waste of time, since authors make no income from it, that's not totally accurate. For those authors who commit to writing on Wattpad, building a reader base and gaining popularity, the possibilities are endless. From publishers who follow popular stories on Wattpad to contests with a potentially high payout, Wattpad is nothing to laugh at.

Because I love the interaction and support Wattpad offers, as well as the possibilities it can possibly provide, it continues to feed my addiction. And it's all FREE! Free for authors, free for readers, free for everyone to enjoy.

I happen to be partaking in one of Wattpad's many contests, which is provided by the TNT Network. This was one of those perfect opportunities to pull two crazy stories out of the shadows of my mind and submit them, since they fit right in with the request of wanting creepy and macabre:

Feel free to read, vote, & comment!
It's always greatly appreciated.

As you can see, Wattpad is super shareable! From Instagram to Facebook posts and tweets, Wattpad makes your stories look nice. This is why I always encourage new authors to utilize and enjoy the tools they provide. There are already millions of readers on Wattpad (I happen to be one), so I'm sure there's someone waiting to become your newest fan. (If you can spin a good ghost story, it will most likely be me.)

I will warn you, though, that Wattpad can be a bit addicting. From all the amazing stories and authors, such as Colleen Hoover and Jennifer Armentrout, to all the enthusiastic readers, Wattpad will become one of your favorite apps, if it's not already.

Happy Wattpadding!

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Election Day Cheer-Up E-Book Giveaway

In the midst of all the chaos and turmoil that surrounds this election, some fellow YA author friends and I thought it would be a great day to host a giveaway to add some bookish brightness to your day.


Fourteen year-old Trotter was still just trying to get the hang of the demi-godding business when the apocalypse began. In a world where the gods have withdrawn from humanity, leaving mortals bitter toward magic, she finds herself constantly torn between her human and goddess sides. When the world begins to fade away and she becomes the prime suspect, her search to find the cause and prove her innocence ends up revolving around a mysterious little girl named Alice. Then Trotter discovers that not all of the gods had been as distant as they seemed... 
Now, with everyone against her and the gods fighting amongst themselves, Trotter is on her own to save her world and stop a vengeful god from using Alice to destroy everything.

Rayna Stone is an eighteen-year-old girl from a small Alabama town that just wants to save a little money for college. In order to do that she has to find a summer job. The problem with that, the only place that is willing to take her is the upscale golf resort of The Landing. This was not her idea of a summer job, being around snobby, rich folks, but when she meets eyes with the owner’s son, Liam, she starts to see the brighter side of things. That is until she’s seeing things that she can’t quite explain and having dreams that are haunted by a being she calls The Shadow. 

The Shadow begins to show her things about a few missing girls, that she wished she had never seen. Another chilling fact, her dreams seem to be coming true. As if that isn’t enough, she learns that this ability of hers gives her an insight into what others around her are feeling. Soon after this, Rayna learns that Liam does feel something for her, but even though she wants to tell him she feels the same, something is warning her to stay away. Not because he is dangerous, but because she is.


Sixteen-year-old Emersyn Moore spends her summer days working part-time in a book store, enjoying her next read, and hanging out with her best friend, Brianna. She also spends a lot of time admiring Brianna’s older brother, Kaden, who has made it clear that he sees Emersyn as nothing more than a sister. Emersyn concedes to her sisterly role, keeping her feelings to herself, as well as the fantasies she knows will never become reality. However, when Kaden is involved in a disabling accident, everything changes, including their relationship.

Will it tear them apart, making her long for the sisterly role she’d always despised? Or will this life altering experience bring them closer together, forcing Kaden to see her in a new light? Only time will tell.


"May the odds be ever in your favor!"