Monday, March 17, 2014

Also before you go to my new blog at medium...

...I also have two stories I'm starting directly at Wattpad for free. One's an original novella and one's a fan fic based on Teen Wolf but set in season one and very Lydia-centric.
So also feel free to check out here -

Moving the blog

I've started up at medium so check me out there from now on! I have a fun author interview up with Tori L. Ridgewood about her new book and series so please come on out!

Friday, November 29, 2013

Second Annual End of Year Giveaway at Publishing the Paranormal

Starting today, on December 1st, 2013, you will be eligible to enter the contest via the Rafflecopter form below. I will close the contest on January 11, 2013. That lets you have a little time through New Year's Day to still enter. On January 16, 2013, I will be picking contest winners and then sending the gifts to everyone by January 20, 2013 via media mail in the U.S. postal service. As a result, I will not be sending anything internationally. All entrants must be from the continental United States. 

I'm sorry. I just can't afford to ship all over the world this year.

So, here's what you'll be playing for:

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Giveaway and Promo --- Deadly to Promise (Elemental Killers 2) by Mia Hoddell

Deadly to Promise (Elemental Killers #2)
by Mia Hoddell

Genre: YA/Romance/Paranormal/Fantasy


A broken promise is all it takes.

Becoming an E.K isn’t a choice for Serena – it’s a necessity to survive. To destroy the Elementals she has to leave her old life behind. She has to train and follow a strict regime. But with time against her, she has only a few weeks to master the skills Kai spent his whole life perfecting.

The knowledge passed down from her ancestors is crucial to the Elementals demise and the success of their mission. However, the path they must follow is lined with riddles, each more confusing than the next. It doesn’t matter how close to succeeding they get, it’s never enough. The Elementals are one step ahead at every revelation and that can only mean one thing – the E.Ks have a traitor among them.

For one week only, both Deadly to Love and Deadly to Promise are 99c / 77p!
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“Have you ever been swimming here?” I asked moving my head to watch his reaction as I brought my feet up out of the water and folded them beside me.
“Yeah, most summers when I came here. We all used to use it as a way to cool off or just have some fun in between training.”
“How about skinny dipping?” I asked my grin growing due to the thoughts running through my head.
“Why? You want to try it?” he challenged.
“Only if you go first,” I laughed but stopped instantly when he removed his shirt and tossed it behind us. My eyes widened in surprise and I started to regret my words. “You’re not being serious are you?” I stuttered as he pulled off his shoes, throwing them over to where his shirt was crumpled.
“You can’t chicken out now Rea. It was your idea,” he said smiling as he removed each sock, teasing me as they ended up with the rest of his discarded garments.
I just stared at him, my lips moving but not making a sound as I tried to find an excuse.
He laughed at me. “Relax Rea, I’m just teasing you. Well unless you’ve changed your mind. In that case I’m being deadly serious.” He had a cheeky grin on his face as he spoke and I pushed him hard, toppling him into the water below.
There was a lot of splashing but Kai surfaced finally, taking a deep breath as he flicked the hair out of his eyes. I was clutching my stomach in fits of laughter as I bent over. The shock on his face was priceless.
“Oh you are so dead Rea, so, so dead,” he said, his voice ragged as the cold water and shock affected his half naked body. I just continued to laugh as he floated in front of me, his head bobbing up and down in a comical way.

Deadly to Love (Elemental Killers #1)
by Mia Hoddell

Genre: YA/Romance/Paranormal/Fantasy
ISBN: 978-1-291-41025-9


The world is dangerous – but love will kill you.
Little did Serena Jackson know that one simple, flirty remark to an anonymous guy online would lead to her world being changed forever.

She doesn’t know him, but inexplicably, is drawn. She knows it is wrong but she agrees to meet.

His real name is Kai. He is beautiful. And immediately Serena feels herself blindly falling for him even though she senses a lie. She knows he is hiding something and it terrifies her.

What she doesn’t realise is that her entire life has been built on secrets and lies. The people she loved left her in the dark for a reason.

She trusted them. She trusts Kai. But as he pulls her straight into the heart of the danger the lies and deadly secrets are revealed. They overwhelm her, and the person she once was no longer exists as she is thrown into a ruthless world of elemental forces. The price of truth is her life—and now the world wants her dead.
Buy Now: Amazon (Kindle) | Amazon (Paperback) | Lulu


“I couldn't put it down. So I finished it last night and all I can say is WOW! This book was amazing and different.” Brianna (Book Blogger)

“I loved how the author took a different approach to writing a love story in modern times with the paranormal element present. I thought it was absolutely wonderful and refreshing. Marvelous!” Kathy H (Amazon Reviewer)

“In the end I had fallen in love with this story…completely untraditional it was a very original idea, not to mention modern. This story had such a good plot and the story structure was sound.” Kacii – The Kooky Bookworm (Book Blogger)

About the Author

Mia Hoddell lives in the UK with her family and two cats. She spends most of her time writing or reading and loves anything paranormal. Mia always had a love of writing but never reading. She was more interested in sports and hated sitting still - despite getting three poems published before the age of sixteen. Finally though, she found some novels that captured her interest and developed a love of reading which is now one of her favourite hobbies.

Mia began with poems before moving on to short stories. Although she enjoyed this, Mia found she had too much to tell with too little space, so later on she created her first series 'The Wanderer Trilogy' and from there other ideas have emerged. With a total of nine books planned at this moment, she is busy working on her second series 'Elemental Killers' before moving onto the next idea on her ever growing list.

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Deadly to Love by Mia Hoddell

Deadly to Love

by Mia Hoddell

Giveaway ends December 06, 2013.
See the giveaway details at Goodreads.
Enter to win

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Nanowrimo Day 20

I talk about the fact we're in the final third push, that sometimes---ugh---getting up earlier can save your ass, and powering through embarrassment/doubt.

Oh, also sex scenes!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Nanowrimo Day 19

Where I reflect (again) on how important just having a writing buddy is!

State of the Author and a Coming Give Away/Contest!!!

So, it's a bit odd to write this as I've had quite a few voice posts lately explaining my thought process and dealing with writer's block and recovering from it since I started Nano this month. However, I haven't had time to talk more informally about other things. However, I feel like just sitting down all fireside (metaphorically alas, our actual fire place isn't working) for a chat.

I've actually had a couple neat emails from other authors about promotional things, which is cool. I'm going to have an interview and a launch day blitz thing up in the coming week. I've been away from posting things of like promotional nature for a while. That's actually a two fold thing. First, I used to work with a lot of tour companies but it got to be very hard once I realized I didn't want to review as a conflict of interest issue. Then, I have taken some time to promote things if authors contacted me. I still hope other indies feel free to come here for interviews or anything else. I like trying to help others and having content is always fun.

I guess that's my round about way of saying, if you want promotion (besides a review), feel free to email