Saturday, June 25, 2016

Summer Blog Hop



You’re Invited!

On June 24th - 27th join me and a collection of authors for a weekend of giveaways!

Here’s how it works:

All you have to do is visit the authors’ Facebook pages and look for their hop post. Each author will be hosting a giveaway so follow their directions on how to enter, and when you're ready, follow the link they'll provide to the next author's page.
We have over 30 authors involved in this hop so there are plenty of prizes up for grabs!

You are currently at Ottilie Weber's blog for a chance to win End of the Line ebook here is what

you have to do:

By liking my author page: Ottilie Weber

After you have entered my giveaway, hop on over to the next page Melinda Valentine,

for more prizes. If you get lost you can find the entire list of participants here:

http://www.miahoddell.com/blog/summers-here- facebook-hop

Thank you for hopping by & good Luck!!

* The winner will be chosen Monday June 27th 2016. Facebook is not affiliated with any of the

contests included in this hop. *
GOOD LUCK!
a Rafflecopter giveaway

End of the Line
When so much is lost how does one to have the strength to move on? At seventeen Lauren was prepared for yet another year of school. Then asteroids hit, killing all of those she knew except for a few other teens from her neighborhood. Joining forces with her classmate Aaron, they work together on the journey in the hopes of finding more people that are alive. On the way, threats of starvation, illness, and freezing to death don’t compare to the danger of Dean Manson. Manson is an ex-con out for revenge against Aaron. With so much working against them these teens fight for everything even if it means denying their feelings just for the chance to see a new day.

New Cover...last time

Hello!
Poor End of the Line has gone through many transformations over the years, changing its face more than once. Unless I make it huge and a big time publisher takes End of the Line under its wing, I promise this will be the last time I change its cover. Even then I might beg just because I feel bad and I know as a reader books constantly changing covers drives me crazy. However, I think what drives me even more crazy is series covers that don't match. I was reading the Nightshade series, and I loved the sparkly purple cover, then they went and changed the cover so that they would all go in a new direction. Now the series sits on my bookshelf in Jersey (not enough room where I live now...) not matching. Yet, the series when you look it up they all do go along with each other.

That is one of the things that drove the last change for this book series. The second book is still with the editor, but I want to get ready for the marketing for its release. That in mind, I want to make sure that the covers make sense.

It is uploaded on smashwords, and Amazon will take a day or two so keep your eyes out!

Here is the transformation of End of the Line

The original cover from 2009
End of the Line 2012

New cover 2016

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Summer and Giveaway

Hello!
I am home from an all day conference, day one out of three, and my brain is gone. This is day two of summer break if you do not count the weekend. Yet, yesterday I cleaned, dusted, mopped, and organized 95% of the house. I would have vacuumed, but I took it apart and couldn't put it back together again. Oops! Oh well, I gave something for my boyfriend to do to keep him busy in addition to a pot rack that needs to be hung up. Now that I am out of work and down to two weeks of my class I foresee many home projects in my future. That is, not including my writing ones!

However, I doubt you all clicked on my blog to read about me cleaning and organizing my house. Or my fail attempts of being handy with my vacuum. You want to read about the big giveaway that has 23 days left! The winner will win a big prize that is worth over $200! It has a gift card to Amazon, in addition to paperbacks from eighteen authors. All of the books are contemporary romance themed. Beneath the Scars and Project US are just two of the many books that are part of this package.


Click here for the Giveaway

GOOD LUCK!! :)


Saturday, May 28, 2016

Weather and writing

Hello!
Well, after two weeks of rain the sun has come in full force with ninety degree weather. I'm taking a summer course that will end by July 1st, and there are about 13 days of school left for my students. This summer will be the summer of writing and getting back into some reviews. My brain is already getting into the summer mode early.

So in the spirit of the early summer Project US and Beneath the Scars are both .99 instead of $2.99. On smashwords Shadows from the Past is free.

Last night I was part of a launch and I thought I would do a giveaway for the Mistakes series, but changed my mind. However, a giveaway started anyway. Oops! So I hope you enjoy this giveaway and my mistake! 


  a Rafflecopter giveaway

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Little spurts and a change of date

Hello!
So the spring cleaning bug has really dug its teeth into me lately. The house we're renting is a two bedroom, one bath without a pantry or a hall closet so the suggestions on pinterest are simple teases. So I'll have to get inventive which sounds more appealing than my homework. However, what I've done to one of the flower beds little spurts of green are popping up out of the ground. I know a few of those are weeds or those clovers with the small purple flowers that are all over the yard, but I kind of forgot what I even planted so I am waiting a little long until things are bigger.

Then I get to this big green plant that is doing so well! I don't remember if I have mentioned this before, but I do not have a green thumb. I'm actually trying to find a way to tell my boyfriend our aloe plant  seems to have exploded and died. I didn't know that was even possible, but that seems to be the only thing that could've happened. Now about this one plant, my boyfriend is convinced that it is a weed. I think it's a daisy plant. Anyone, if you know what this is I would love to hear your suggestions!

Now, I am sure you're done listening to me talk about gardening and my failed attempts of organizing when this is a book blog. I will go straight to the point, Off the Beaten Path (End of the Line 2) I know I said it would be released this month, but I have moved it to June. It is still being edited. I will keep you updated if there are any changes. Meanwhile I have been barely able to write, but I have gotten a little bit done with Mistakes #5 (Moonlit Eyes),  and first rounds of edits of Mistakes #5.

Let me just say grad school has been kicking my butt this semester especially the past month so I have not been able to get much done. Which is seriously digging at my sanity as I have been outlining a new story. I know I need to finish other stories that I have going on before I start a new one. However, I like to think to work on the stories on  which the voices are the strongest. This new story I am not sure if I will be connecting it to Beneath the Scars. I will say the story known as Call for Help will now be called something else because I will be stealing that title for the new story. It fits it better. I will share more details on the new project once I am able to actually work on it other than writing notes here and there. I will say that there a few country songs influecing this song.

~Ottilie

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Louise Book Tour ~ Diana Nixon

Hello!
I am lucky enough to be helping Diana Nixon on a blog tour for her upcoming novel. It is a sequel to her novel Louise that was released a year ago.





Louise by Diana Nixon
Book Blurb:
It doesn’t hurt to dream, unless you know your dreams will never come true.

Since childhood, Louise Woods has wanted to become a dancer. The day she arrives at Le Papillon – a private cabaret club where men come to enjoy the beauty of women dancing, her life completely changes. Louise lives in the club and the rules of living and working there cannot be ignored or broken. Either you do your best to please the clients, or you are out. No flirting, no secret affairs, just dancing.

During her first public show, Louise meets a stranger who pays for the privilege to have her privately dance for him. He won't let her see his face, he won't even introduce himself, but he will make an offer that she won’t be able to refuse. He won’t make any hollow promises, but he will make her believe she is special…

“I hate following the rules,” he’ll say, “but I do love breaking them.”

Will she dare to risk losing everything she has, just to make the darkest of the stranger’s fantasies come true? Once the decision is made, there will be no way back…





LOUISE: A New Beginning
COMING SPRING 2016
Book Blurb:
Life is not always easy. Especially when you are in love with the man whose life is so much different from yours. Power, money, respect – these are the things that a girl raised in an orphanage can only dream about. But sometimes, love is the only power that you need to get whatever you wish for…

Louise Woods had always been a fighter. She had known since childhood that everything has a price. But freedom was the only thing that she could never have.

Living in a world of lies and betrayal, will she sacrifice her love to become finally free?

Or will she let her heart win?

A new journey full of passion and forbidden dreams; it’s a new dance, it’s a new life.

“We will start it all from the very beginning, from the very first kiss…”



ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Diana Nixon, an International Bestselling Author of contemporary and paranormal romances, is a woman of contradictions. She was born in Minsk., Belarus. She has a Master of Law degree and speaks several foreign languages, including English, Polish and Spanish.

Diana’s writing career is like a roller coaster ride. It started with a fantasy novel named Love Lines, that was originally written in Russian and only later, it was translated into English. Since then, Diana has published 15 more books, both of contemporary and fantasy genres.

Diana Nixon is the founder of Inks and Scratches, a literary magazine  intended to help authors of all genres find readers and spread the news about their writing all over the world.

OFFICIAL PAGE: www.diana-nixon.com

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Spring Break, homework, and gardening

Hello!

I feel bad that I am only ever talking about my books, I need to get better with just writing on my blog. During this spring break I am hoping to get ahead of school work so that in a couple of weeks when I'm at my boyfriend's step-brother's wedding I can have a weekend away. That and two big projects are due the weekend of the wedding which doesn't help at all. I'm so easily distracted by this gorgeous sunny and 70 degree weather we've been having. The weather doesn't seem to be on my side with my school work plans. Checking the weather though it says it's going to rain the next three days. Part of me is bummed, but then the other part of me is like yay my seeds need water!

You might be asking yourself, what seeds? I am renting a house near my school. I wanted to make sure that I liked the area before buying a house. That and my boyfriend and I want to make sure we are a little more stable situation before we buy a house. We unfortunately found a house that we both love in the town we live in that's been on the market for nearly two years, but we're trying to be responsible. So we are renting from a family friend of his who is pretty much giving us permission to do what we want to the house.


Yesterday I spread grass seed around the front yard so I'm hoping that the rain comes soon because the clovers and dry patches are drying me crazy. I got frustrated with the clovers in the flower bed and one day I dug all of it up then a week later I planted random flowers. I wish I could tell you other than lavender that I planted.


Today my boyfriend decided threw one of his planks (firewood) near my flower bed and said I could use them as an edge. I laughed it off. When he left for work I looked at the flower bed, and well I dug it then put the planks in. Once I did that I took some of the other planks and laid them on the other side of the house where you can see an outline where a flowerbed used to be. I'll have to get seeds and plants for the other side because I think like how it looks. I'll post more when I see what survives my far from green thumb.

Now, to leave and actually get homework done.
~Ottilie