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

Friday, March 25, 2016

End of the Line for FREE

Hello!
Off the Beaten Path (End of the Line 2) is going to be released April 2016. I am pretty excited to release this sequel and I hope you all enjoy it! I will be doing a cover revealing soon which will include a new cover for End of the Line! However, to prepare for the release of the second book I am making the first free for a limited time. If you have not read the first this is your chance!

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.

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Sunday, March 6, 2016

Updates on the upcoming release

Hello!
I'm taking a break from my homework because well I'm going crazy. I will say instead of the end of March, Off the Beaten Path, would be released. I will say though I changed it to the beginning of April. It is currently with the editor and I rather not rush that part. I will also say the cover revealing will be soon so keep your eyes out! There will also be a cover change of End of the Line so that the series covers would go together. :) Also thank you for those who have been downloading Going Rogue (End of the Line 1.5)! I hope you all are enjoying it!
~Ottilie 

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Series Covers

Hello!
So as I have mentioned before End of the Line 2 is currently with an editor and I will be doing the cover revealing soon. However, the cover that I have does not exactly match/go with the cover of the first one. I could redo the cover of the first one, but I do not know if it is something that will throw people off if they do not match. Does having matching/similar covers in a series help make it a series? I would appreciate any input :)
Should series have matching covers?
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Saturday, February 20, 2016

Cover Reveal ~ Twisted Mind by Mia Hoddell

Good Morning!
Today I am lucky enough to be helping Mia Hoddell reveal the cover of her latest book. I love the emotion in their faces and the font!


——— COVER REVEAL ———

"Not all mind games stay on the track."


TWISTED MIND by Mia Hoddell
Chequered Flag Series #2
Release Date: March 8, 2016
Publisher: Limitless Publishing
——— SYNOPSIS ———
GP2 race car driver Dustin Coates has been made irrelevant… 

For the past year, Dustin helped his best friend, Raine Wilkins. It was a good diversion from his twisted life. Now she’s settling down with his brother, and without the distraction from his own toxic relationship, Dustin is rapidly spiralling out of control. 

Everyone warned him to leave his girlfriend, Elora, yet they knew nothing about the baby… 

It’s up to Dustin to protect the innocent life hanging in the balance, and to do that he must endure Elora’s twisted games of manipulation and violence. However, when she does the unthinkable, Dustin finally snaps. Leaving her, the light-hearted jokester people have come to love is replaced with a grief-stricken man intent on one thing—earning a Formula One contract. 

Everything changes when Tazia Nixon moves in next door… 

Dustin clings to the Latin beauty who soothes his aching heart and helps him forget. But beneath her eternal optimism is a distressing past she refuses to share. Dustin must decide if he can risk his fragile heart a second time. She might ease his pain, but she could also break him like no one else. 

Will Dustin be able to overlook the deceit to find his forever with Tazia, or will he see nothing more than a Twisted Mind?


——— ADD TO GOODREADS ———

——— COVER DESIGNER ———
TOJ Publishing Services

——— CHEQUERED FLAG SERIES ———
BOOK ONE: CHAMELEON SOUL is .99¢ for a limited time!
Available on #KindleUnlimited!


——— ABOUT THE AUTHOR: MIA HODDELL ———
#1 Amazon bestselling author Mia Hoddell lives in the UK with her family and two cats. She spends most of her time writing or reading, loves anything romantic, and has an overactive imagination that keeps her up until the early hours of the morning.

Mia has written over ten titles including her Seasons of Change series, the Chequered Flag series, the Elemental Killers series, and her standalone novels False Finder and Not Enough.

Her favourite genres are contemporary romance or romantic suspense, and with an ever growing list of ideas she is trying to keep up with the speed at which her imagination generates them. She also designs book covers on her website M Designs.

Limitless Publishing: http://bit.ly/1LmthNo