Friday, July 1, 2016

Celebrate the Small Things-July 1, 2016


It's Friday!  Let's Celebrate the Small Things with Lexa Cain. Tonja Drecker and I are co-hosts.

We had a dramatic event this week.  On Wednesday, my husband was on his way to work when he got into a car accident.  He was on the interstate, and he went to change lanes.  He checked the mirror, but apparently there was a car in his blind spot.  He noticed in time to swerve and miss them, but he ended up going into the ditch doing at least 70 miles per hour.  Fortunately, he's sore but otherwise fine. The only damage to the car was the driver's side mirror, which is MIA. I'm definitely grateful, because it could have easily been so much worse.

I'm also celebrating the release of my latest novella, Self-Help 101 or: How to Survive a Bombardment With Minimal Injury, which came out on Tuesday of this week.  This novella has a 4th of July theme.  For more information and purchase links, click HERE.

Happy 4th of July to all of you in the United States.  Have a fun and safe weekend!


What would you like to celebrate?


Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Self-Help 101 or: How to Survive a Bombardment With Minimal Injury Release Day!


It's release day!  Woohoo!  If any of you know nothing about the 2nd book in my Self-Help 101 series, here are the details!

Title: Self-Help 101 or: How to Survive a Bombardment With Minimal Injury
Author: L.G. Keltner
Genre: YA/holiday/humor
Length: 25,000 words
Cover Art: L.G. Keltner and Jamon Walker
Release Date: June 28, 2016


Blurb:

Book 2 in the Self-Help 101 Series

Dani Finklemeier has self-published her guide to taking over the world, but she still isn’t rich.  Now she’s eighteen, still babysitting for money, and looking forward to starting college in the fall.

Of course, she has to survive a 4th of July outing with her family first.  That’s a challenging prospect considering she has to be in close proximity with a group of cousins known as The Fallible Four.  As if that weren’t enough, she also has to deal with the fallout of her parents learning more about her relationship with her boyfriend Seth than she ever wanted them to know.

The good news is that, if she survives this holiday, she’ll have plenty of material for another self-help book.


Bio:

L.G. Keltner spends most of her time trying to write while also cleaning up after her crazy but wonderful kids and hanging out with her husband.  Her favorite genre of all time is science fiction, and she’s been trying to write novels since the age of six.  Needless to say, those earliest attempts weren’t all that good. 

Her non-writing hobbies include astronomy and playing Trivial Pursuit.

You can typically find L.G. lurking around her blog, on Twitter, or on her Facebook page.


Purchase Links:

Ebook-


Print-



Add it on Goodreads.

I mentioned last week that I was going to have some pre-written tweets for everyone to help make promotion easier. Here they are!

Fireworks + irresponsible cousins. What could go wrong? Find out in the 2nd #novella in the #SelfHelp101 series.  https://www.amazon.com/Self-Help-101-Survive-Bombardment-Minimal-ebook/dp/B01H87BE6G


Dani has to survive the #4thofJuly with her family in the 2nd #novella in #SelfHelp101 series. https://www.amazon.com/Self-Help-101-Survive-Bombardment-Minimal-ebook/dp/B01H87BE6G #YA #holiday

Beware flying French fries in the 2nd #novella in the #SelfHelp101 series! https://www.amazon.com/Self-Help-101-Survive-Bombardment-Minimal-ebook/dp/B01H87BE6G #YA #holiday #4thOfJuly #99cents 

If you can help me by tweeting any of these, I'd really appreciate it.  If anyone is also interested in helping me promote the 1st novella in the series as well, you can also send out the following tweet!

A teenager writes a #book about taking over the world in the first #novella in the #SelfHelp101 series! #free #YA https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/584589

Thanks everyone!

Friday, June 24, 2016

Celebrate the Small Things-June 24, 2016



It's Friday!  Let's Celebrate the Small Things with Lexa Cain! Tonja Drecker and I are her co-hosts.

My boys started at a weekly program at our local library this week.  They do it every year, and they always love it!


Self-Help 101 or: How to Survive a Bombardment With Minimal Injury comes out on Tuesday!  I'm kind of excited about that.  I'm also about halfway through writing the next in the series, and it's going well.

For anyone who's interested, here are the pre-order links:






You can also add it on Goodreads.

I've scheduled some blog tour spots coming up, but I still have room for tour stops in August.  If anyone's interested in hosting me, just let me know!

On Tuesday (release day!) I'll be posting some pre-written tweets to promote the book and the series as a whole.  If any of you can help me out by sending one of them out for me, I'd really appreciate it!

What would you like to celebrate?


Wednesday, June 22, 2016

More Pre-Order Links!

First of all, I have a post over on the Parallels blog about trends in science fiction.  Feel free to check it out if you're interested!


Next, I have more pre-order links for my upcoming novella Self-Help 101 or: How to Survive a Bombardment With Minimal Injury.


You can also add it on Goodreads.

This book comes out June 28th, which is less than a week away.  I have some guest posts scheduled, but I have some openings for guest posts in August, so if any of you are interested, let me know!

Also, I'd greatly appreciate any help with promotion I can get. I'll post some pre-written promotional tweets on release day, and I'd love it if a few of you could send them out for me.

That's all for now.  Thanks everyone!  You're all awesome!

Monday, June 20, 2016

Pre-Order Links for Self-Help 101 or: Hpw to Survive a Bombardment With Minimal Injury



Hello everyone!  I spent the weekend with formatting, which is always oodles of fun.  I now have a couple of pre-order links ready for my new novella Self-Help 101 or: How to Survive a Bombardment With Minimal Injury.




I'm still waiting for the book to show up elsewhere, but I'll let everyone know once it does!



And don't forget, if you haven't read the first novella in the series, Self-Help 101 or: How I Learned to Take Over the World Through Tolerating My Family, you can find it for free at Smashwords, Barnes & Noble, and iBooks.  Amazon still has it listed at $0.99 because they've been stubborn about price matching.

I also put the first novella on Wattpad last week in the hopes of attracting more readers.  I guess I'll see how that goes. Wish me luck!

Friday, June 17, 2016

Celebrate the Small Things-June 17, 2016 and Love in the First Degree Cover Reveal


It's Friday!  Let's Celebrate the Small Things with Lexa Cain! Tonja Drecker and I are her co-hosts.


I'm celebrating the fact that preparations for the release of my upcoming novella Self-Help 101 or: How to Survive a Bombardment With Minimal Injury are going well.

Today I'm also celebrating the cover reveal for a very worthy project.  Check it out!



♡♡♡Cover Reveal♡♡♡


Title: Love In The First Degree (a charity anthology raising money for the Innocence Project)

Authors: Sarah Elizabeth & Ashlee Bryan, Kyra Lennon, Kirsty-Anne Still, Clare Dugmore, Allana Walker and Laura Morgan

Blurb:
Love In The First Degree is a collection of short stories written by seven authors who have
come together to help raise money for The Innocence Project. This anthology includes stories by Kyra Lennon, Sarah Elizabeth & Ashlee Bryan, Kirsty-Anne Still, Laura Morgan, Allana Walker, and Clare Dugmore.
Each story speaks of crime, passion, determination, and most importantly, intense romance that will leave you thinking about the characters long after you have finished turning the pages.
Being wrongfully accused of a crime could happen to anyone, anywhere, and The Innocence Project works hard to overturn wrongful convictions and help innocent people get back to their real lives where they rightfully belong. All proceeds from sales of Love In The First Degree will be donated to The Innocence Project.
Genre: Romance (Contemporary/Paranormal)
Release date: July 18th
**
Author: Sarah Elizabeth & Ashlee Bryan
Title: Forbidden Innocence
Synopsis:
Let there be love, or let there be hate.
But, what if there is both?
She’s from the good side.
He’s from the bad side.
We both hate.
And we both love.
We are a sin.
But, in the end, it all comes down to being in the wrong place, at the right time.
Only she can protect my future.
Only he has the power to allow that to happen.
Apart.
Together.
The end result is just the same.
One of us has the option to make the ultimate sacrifice.
But will she?
But will I?

Author: Kyra Lennon
Title: Reasonable Doubts
Synopsis:
Darcy Ryan is a woman on a mission.
A mission to take down the corrupt cops who ensured her best friend, Matteo Torres, went to jail for a crime he didn’t commit – the murder of his wife, Rebecca.
Darcy is willing to do just about anything to prove his innocence, including getting up close and personal with the case’s lead detective, Finn Drake.
She knows she’s playing a dangerous game, but it gets more dangerous then she could have ever imagined when she discovers everything she thought she knew about Rebecca Torres was wrong, and Finn Drake isn’t the man she thought he was either.

Author: Clare Dugmore
Title: Seeking The Truth
Synopsis:
Erin Reynolds has been on the West Midlands Police force for seven years. She’s seen some strange things in the line of duty, but nothing quite like this.
On her first day working as a detective Erin witnesses something that makes the whole department question her sanity, and leads to her being sent on a leave of absence.
Desperate to prove what she saw was real, Erin tracks down the only other witness, Arcane Specialist Morgan Jackson. The occult expert is as infuriating as he is charming.
When the killer leaves a disturbing message on her answer phone, Erin is forced to work with Morgan in order to catch the culprit and get her job reinstated.
The hunt takes them around the West Midlands, visiting a flirty priestess, a druid on the wrong side of the law and a sorcerer from Morgan’s past. As Erin learns more about the supernatural world, she also realizes there’s more to Morgan than just his sarcastic wit and arcane knowledge.
She's drawn to him almost as deeply as she is to the truth of what she saw. Her feelings for him are bought into sharp when Morgan gets on the wrong side of the murderer and it's up to Erin to rescue him, and stop the occult forces plaguing the area before the darkness takes over.

Author: Laura Morgan
Title: Ensnared
Synopsis:
A hand outstretches amidst the chaos of a brutal attack, offering safety and protection—but only in the arms of a villainous gangster who certainly isn’t going to be good news. Take it and accept the consequences? Or refuse and risk losing it all in the aftermath?
That’s exactly what happens to Bree Locke the night she meets mobster Alexis Ramon.
What seems like a good idea at the time ends up being the turning point in her life, but how will things pan out, and will she be able to survive the consequences of her decision?
Because when you fall from the frying pan into the fire, you’re going to get burned…

Author: Kirsty-Anne Still
Title: Love Me Not
Synopsis:
I love him. He loves me. Our love story was that easy. I stuck by that, making sure he knew I was his person, his rock when he was arrested for murder. A murder that I knew he didn’t commit. But here I am, breaking his heart, unravelling our love story. All to save him. I’d break his heart – and mine – a thousand times over if it clears his name.
*** I wasn’t raised to be a good man. I was loved to be one. She was the one constant when my world started falling apart. Until she wasn’t. I was no longer the man I had become. I was a murderer, a criminal, a broken man. She started to see me as the murdered I was branded, but mark my words, this doesn’t end here. When I’m a free man I’ll tear this world apart to get her back.

Author: Allana Walker
Title: Believe
Synopsis:
What happens when the one guy you thought would protect you, doesn't? 
What happens when your own family and friends turn against you in your time of need? What happens when all you want is someone to believe you? 
What happens when the one person you least expect does? 
Find out how one girls life turns upside down only to turn back with a few simple words... "I believe you."
*     *     *
Doesn't that sound like an amazing anthology?  What would you like to celebrate?


Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Self-Help 101 or: How to Survive a Bombardment With Minimal Injury Cover Reveal!

It's time for me to reveal the cover for the next Self-Help 101 novella!  I don't have any pre-order links ready yet, but I'll share them with all of you as soon as I have them.

So, without further adieu, here it is!


Title: Self-Help 101 or: How to Survive a Bombardment With Minimal Injury
Author: L.G. Keltner
Genre: YA/holiday/humor
Length: 25,000 words
Cover Art: L.G. Keltner and Jamon Walker
Release Date: June 28, 2016



Blurb:

Dani Finklemeier has self-published her guide to taking over the world, but she still isn’t rich.  Now she’s eighteen, still babysitting for money, and looking forward to starting college in the fall.

Of course, she has to survive a 4th of July outing with her family first.  That’s a challenging prospect considering she has to be in close proximity with a group of cousins known as The Fallible Four.  As if that weren’t enough, she also has to deal with the fallout of her parents learning more about her relationship with her boyfriend Seth than she ever wanted them to know.

The good news is that, if she survives this holiday, she’ll have plenty of material for another self-help book.


Bio:

L.G. Keltner spends most of her time trying to write while also cleaning up after her crazy but wonderful kids and hanging out with her husband.  Her favorite genre of all time is science fiction, and she’s been trying to write novels since the age of six.  Needless to say, those earliest attempts weren’t all that good. 

Her non-writing hobbies include astronomy and playing Trivial Pursuit.

You can typically find L.G. lurking around her blog, on Twitter, or on her Facebook page.