Thanks so much to Shane over at Itching For Books for setting up such a wonderful release tour for us! Make sure you jump around to enter the giveaway!
Monday, March 17, 2014
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
The day is here!
ROAD TO SOMEWHERE is available to the masses!
This day seriously came up so fast. As I type this the night before, and I think about the journey this little books has taken, it shouldn't seem like a blur.
But it does.
Jen and I wrote ROAD TO SOMEWHERE in April through June of 2012. I remember scurrying to get edits done before I went on vacation in early July. We went on submission to find an agent and miraculously the first full request we received ended up turning into an offer for representation.
I had queried four books prior to this one. I'd lost count as to how many rejections I'd received.
So this book was pretty darn special.
But after one gets an agent, the road does not necessarily get easier. Though you do have someone else to travel it with, so that helps.
ROAD TO SOMEWHERE went on submission. It got lots of full requests but there was always something that didn't click with the editor. Then our agent left her agency and we decided to stay with the agency. Through this process ROAD TO SOMEWHERE found a home with Jamie Bodnar Drowley. Even though Jamie also left to start her own agency, we moved ROAD TO SOMEWHERE with her. She believed in the story so fully, we knew we couldn't find a better advocate for our work, or for our careers as authors.
Almost a year after ROAD TO SOMEWHERE found us our agent (the first one) we found it a PERFECT home with Bloomsbury Spark, under the amazing guidance of Meredith Rich and her team. I seriously couldn't be more proud of what this story has become and I know it wouldn't be possible without so many people's help.
A funny and cool side story about this book. Jen and I wrote it as a way for us to expand our writing, and to grow as authors. I think we'd both admit that we didn't really know if it would go anywhere. At the time we wrote it, we borrowed our current critique partners' names for Charlie's three best friends. While our writing circle and critique group has grown immensely over that time, the symbolism remains the same.
Our work wouldn't exist without this fantastic writing and reading community.
I sincerely hope you enjoy and connect to Charlie and Lucy's journeys. I truly can't wait to hear what you think. You can find it here!
New! From Bloomsbury Spark, a sunny story of discovery and sisterhood.
A road trip. A singing competition. And super-hot cowboys.
What could be better?
For Charlie, a post-high school road trip isn't just a vacation, it's life changing. While her parents think she's helping a friend move, a chance at fame is the real reason to grab her best friends and drive to L.A. But when her super annoying, uber-responsible, younger sister, Lucy, has to tag along, it isn't quite the summer of fun she imagined.
Add in a detour to her grandparents' ranch in Texas, and between mucking the stalls, down-home cookin', and drool-worthy ranch hands, this could just turn into the best, and most complicated, summer of their lives.
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
I've known Nicole since I started blogging and I'm SO excited to be a part of her cover reveal tour! Take it away Nicole!
Hi, everyone! Nicole Zoltack here and I'm so happy to share with you the cover for my upcoming release.
Isn't it just beautiful? And it's perfect for the story.
Here's the blurb for BLOODLUST, a NA epic fantasy romance.
In a world torn by prejudice and hatred, six races struggled for supremacy.
Barbarian-Princess Ivy is unwilling to allow her father to provoke the other races into war and forms an unlikely alliance with Lukor the goliath to save her people from utter destruction.
Unbeknownst to her, Lukor blames the barbarians for murdering his sister and plans on sabotaging her goal.
Almost despite each other, they grow to respect each other on their journey to decode secret messages from the trolls. But nothing Ivy can do will prevent the war as her father is blinded by Bloodlust and incites it himself. Not even killing him and becoming Barbaroness can stop the tide. And when Bloodlust claims Ivy, forcing her to kill everyone in her path, she must make a choice to destroy even Lukor, who she may have started to fall for and him in return.
The cover is so fitting, am I right?
The story will be released on February 24th. Ack! So excited. I'd love for you to share this and I'd even kiss you if you add it on Goodreads.
What do you think about the cover? The blurb? Does it sound like something you'd like to read?
Nicole Zoltack loves to write in many genres, especially fantasy romance. When she's not writing about knights, superheroes, or zombies, she loves to spend time with her loving husband and three energetic boys. She enjoys riding horses (pretending they're unicorns!) and going to the PA Renaissance Faire, dress in garb. She'll also read anything she can get her hands on. To learn more about Nicole and her writing, visit her blog.