Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Dream Cast: The Walker Boys series by Molli Moran



It's a little known fact that I *love* dream casting books. So when Lilly and I talked about dream casting some of our *own* books, I was giddy at the thought. It just so happens that I've already "cast" my Walker Boys series, at least mostly.

Years ago, in a galaxy far away I wrote original YA and NA fiction with some close friends. When that ended, and years later I decided to write a book, even though my characters were all new, I borrowed some inspiration for the Walker brothers from some characters I'd written in the past. And so I immediately knew who their visuals were.

I present to you...the cast of AS YOU TURN AWAY.







I wanted to do Ethan's girl from his book, but even though I know a lot about her, I don't have a visual for her yet. And Darren's HEA is a mystery to me still, though I think that will end up being a lot of fun to see play out.

What do y'all think? Do you like my casting? Is there someone else you'd suggest as one of the boys or gals? Isn't Chris Evans just DREAMY?! Do you "cast" characters as you read (or write) books?


Let us know if you want to see this feature again. I'd love to cast my One Song Away, or try to cast one of Marie's books. ;) And be sure to visit my Pinterest if you'd like to see more of my boards!

Monday, April 27, 2015

The Authorteers Most Anticipated Spring & Summer Reads

There are a ton of fantastic books coming out this spring and summer - YA, NA, adult, contemporary, historic, sweet, swoony, diverse, thrilling, mysterious, wanderlust-inducing. It's going to be a great spring and summer for readers! We thought it would be fun to share the books we're most looking forward to over the next few months, and we hope you'll share some of your most anticipated books so we can look forward to them with you. ;-)

Molli

Under the Lights by Dahlia Adler (YA). I loved Dahlia's Behind the Scenes, and I cannot wait for this female/female companion novel! Woot for diverse YA. Plus have you seen that cute cover?

More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera (YA). YA Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, with a gay protag? Hell yeah! I adore Adam and the premise for his book, so I am ALL over this one.

Last Year's Mistake by Gina Ciocca (YA). THAT COVER. The synopsis. Gina is such a sweetie. I'm in serious lust for this book and must have it now now now. Or y'know, as soon as it comes out.

Bonus: Black Iris by Leah Raeder (NA). I loved Leah's debut, Unteachable, so I couldn't not mention Black Iris. That metaphorical cover, the synopsis, the romance (m/f AND f/f, how lucky can I get???). Leah is totes who I wanna be when I grow up, so I had to give BI a nod.


Marie

Lion Heart by AC Gaughen (YA Historic)
The third and final book in the Scarlet trilogy. I've always been obsessed with Robin Hood, and these books - a retelling of sorts from the perspective of 'Will Scarlet', who's actually a girl - are just brilliant. Rich in detail, swoonworthy, action-packed, and heart- and gut-wrenching. I'm equal parts excited and sad to finally get to read the final book.

Last First Kiss by Lia Riley (Contemporary Adult Romance)
I adore Lia, and her Off the Map series is incredible. So incredible, in fact, that I'll read anything Lia writes, in any genre, for any age group. I was excited to find out she was writing an adult contemp series, and LFK sounds great.

Every Word by Ellie Marney (Contemporary YA/mystery)
I read and loved Every Breath (modern day Sherlock Holmes retelling where Watson is a girl and the story is set in Australia? Oh hells yeah!) a few months ago and I was half-tempted to hop on a plane to Australia, where the other two books in the series have already been released, because they won't be released here for awhile. *sigh* I can't wait to carry on with this series.


Lilly

Tryst (Sexual Education #2) by S.L. Jennings (Erotica):
The first book in the Sexual Education series, Taint, was insanely captivating and sexy. I didn't anticipate there being a second book in the series, but when I discovered there will be one, you better believe I freaked out and made instant grabby hands. I have a feeling I'm going to be fanning myself often while reading it.

All Wound Up (Play by Play #10) by Jaci Burton (Contemporary Romance):
This series is amazing. Sexy men playing sports with a side of sizzling hot romance? Um, yes, please. Even though I haven't quite gotten caught up on the rest of the books, I'm still excited to see book number ten is coming soon.

Call on Me (Loving on the Edge #7) by Roni Loren (Erotica):
The Loving on the Edge series is supremely sensual and extraordinarily intense. Roni Loren is simply an awesome writer who gives us just the right amount of dirty (and sometimes forbidden or taboo love). I'm always in the mood for that.


Jessica

Focus on Me (In Focus #2) by Megan Erickson (NA Romance): After reading--and absolutely LOVING--Trust the Focus, reading the rest of the series has skyrocketed to the top of my reading list. With such realistic characters and stories, what's not to love about Megan Erickson's books?

Blurred Lines by Lauren Layne (NA Romance): Lauren Layne has become a favorite of mine, so whenever there's a new book or series, I'm on it. And with a tagline like "Can a guy and a girl really be “just friends”?", how can you go wrong?

The Marriage Contract (The O'Malleys #1) by Katee Robert (Contemporary Romance): I'm a huge Katee Robert fan--I don't think I've picked up a book penned by her that I didn't thoroughly enjoy. I love the idea of this new series--it sounds extremely sexy and suspenseful.


What are some of your most anticipated reads for this spring and summer?

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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Dream Cast for the Resist Series by Lilly Avalon (chosen by Lilly Avalon)


When Molli and I decided to create dream casts for our books, I wasn't sure if I'd be up to the challenge. I knew I could probably manage to figure it out, but I knew it was going to be difficult. With my characters, I have an idea of what they look like in my head... and it isn't usually doesn't match up with a celebrity. For the Resist series, I actually picture Allegra and Devlin as the models on the cover, so finding a celebrity that looks like them is quite the task! I believe I've managed to do a decent job of the dream cast, though...


RESIST SERIES DREAM CAST



Allegra -- Lyndsy Fonseca


Devlin -- Nick Bateman


Sonya -- Izabel Goulart


Jack -- Matt Bomer

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So, what do you think?
 Is this how you picture them?
Do you have other celebrities in mind for a dream cast?Let me know in the comments!!

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Bottle Cap Charm Keychains for authors by Jessica


Hello everyone! Jessica Sankiewicz here and I have something to share with you. I started making bottle cap charms featuring book covers for authors. They're super cute, and a unique item to give away as swag! I started out making some for my own covers, plus those of the other authors on The Authorteers! You can read all about them here on my blog. including details on the charms, the cost, the shipping, etc.

Here's what these beauties look like (examples featuring our book covers):


Want some of your own? Just go here on Etsy to purchase the charms today!

Giveaway

As a special "thank you" to those who follow this blog, I'm giving away a little swag pack featuring these charms (of books by The Authorteers) to one of you! All you have to do is be a follower of this blog and "like" our Facebook page. Extra entry if you join our Facebook Group.


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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

An interview with author Lauren Layne


Please welcome Lauren Layne to The Authorteers! She's here to tell us about her books and what else she has in store.


The Interview:


 1. Describe your latest book in the length of a tweet or less.

CRUSHED is a NA spin on The Ugly Duckling—frumpy, feisty Chloe steals the heart of the new bad boy in town.

2. Where does your inspiration come from?

I love putting a fresh twist on an old tale. I love the classics. Beauty and the Beast, forbidden romance, Mr. Darcy heroes … Generally I decide on the TYPE of story I want to tell, and then find a way to make it my own, or tell it in a way it hasn’t been done before. I also find that I’ll settle on a particular “mood” for a story before I come up with characters or plot. I’ll decide how I want to feel as I’m writing the book, or how I want the reader to feel, and I sort of build a story around that. If I’m in the mood to smile, I’ll put together quick-witted characters with plenty of banter. If I’m in the mood for gut-wrenching, I’ll toss in some unrequited love. If I want sexy, I’ll create a plot with room for lots of sexy-times :)

3. What does a romance novel need to be a great romance?

For me it’s all about about the double punch of the Dark Moment, followed by the Win Him/Her Back Moment. Nothing beats that sinking feeling in your stomach when the hero or heroine walks away, and the anticipation of the moment when they’ll fight to get each other back! I really thing romance is all about longing. Whether you prefer romantic comedies, dark and angsty drama, or the super sexy stuff, it’s all about that gut-level WANT of someone else. Not necessarily sexual want (although also, that!), but the want to be *with* the other person.

4. When you start writing a series, is it difficult to finish without wanting to write just one more book?

Hmm, it really depends. I’ve had some series that I’ve been loathe to let go of; where I want to tell just one more story, or visit the characters one last time. And then there are other series that I feel okay saying good-bye to. Not because I’m sick of the characters, but because my writing-gut knows that I’ve done all I can do with that “world.” Plus, I’m hyper aware of wanting to end on a high note. I think we’ve *all* read those series where we think, “eh, it really should have ended after ___.” I’d much rather close a series out with readers wanting a little bit more, rather than risk ruining a good thing by taking it one book too far.

5. What is your favorite tip that you give to fellow writers/authors?

That writing is HARD. I know that doesn’t sound particularly inspirational, but I think it’s an important thing to note. So often I talk to newish writers who are discouraged because they’ve been writing for X amount of time, but it doesn’t seem to be getting any easier. And then assume that because it’s not coming easy, that maybe they’re not cut out for it. No no no! I promise you, writing is hard for *everyone* at one point or another. What makes you a writer, instead of a wannabe writer is that you write anyway—in spite of the hard. Don’t even *think* about giving up!

6. What is your absolute favorite part of being an author?

Working for myself. Even if I were to quit writing (not gonna happen), I’d start my own business or something, because I don’t think I could ever go back to working for someone else again. I really, really like being my own boss. I like deciding how I work, when I work, and what I work on. I work way more hours now than I ever did in my “regular job,” but they’re hours that I set, which makes all the difference!

7. What are you working on right now?

Ha, I’m actually in the middle of three manuscripts at the moment! One is the third in my New York’s Finest series (about yummy NYPD cops!). One is the first in my Oxford series (think really awesome suits and lots of big-city banter), and the other is a suuuuuuuper secret project I can’t mention yet, but it’s completely different for me.


Thank you for sharing, Lauren!


About the Author
Lauren Layne is the USA Today Bestselling author of contemporary romance.

Prior to becoming an author, Lauren worked in e-commerce and web-marketing. In 2011, she and her husband moved from Seattle to New York City, where Lauren decided to pursue a full-time writing career. It took six months to get her first book deal (despite ardent assurances to her husband that it would only take three). Since then, Lauren's gone on to publish ten books, including the bestselling Stiletto series, with several more on the way in 2015.

Lauren currently lives in Chicago with her husband and spoiled Pomeranian. When not writing, you'll find her at happy hour, running at a doggedly slow pace, or trying to straighten her naturally curly hair.


Lauren's latest release is Crushed:
Lauren Layne’s latest novel about the healing power of redemption tells the story of a crush gone wickedly wrong, proving that what you want isn’t always what you need.

Growing up in New York, Michael St. Claire never expected to spend his twenties wearing cowboy boots. But that was before he learned about his real father, a total stranger with a family in Cedar Grove, Texas. Once in the Lone Star State, Michael meets Kristin Bellamy, who is exquisitely refined and everything Michael always thought he wanted in a woman. The only problem is that Kristin is dating Michael’s new half brother, Devon.

Kristin’s mouthy, curvy sister Chloe has always been in love with Devon Patterson. So when Michael offers to help Chloe break up Devon and Kristin, Chloe agrees to a deal that seems too good to be true. Before long, Chloe finally gets her man, only to make a startling discovery: She no longer wants the guy she had to fight for—she wants the one who stood by her side.

After all he and Chloe have been through, Michael swears he’s damaged goods. Can Chloe convince him that love is worth the risk?


Monday, April 13, 2015

Discussion Post: How do you come up with your book titles?


Picking out a title can have a huge impact on the story you write. It's essential to pick the perfect one that meshes just right with your book. How you come up with that title can vary depending on the writer. Here's how we at The Authorteers come up with our titles.


How do you come up with your book titles?



Molli

I wouldn't say I have a set system. For my first book, AS YOU TURN AWAY, there was a Lady Antebellum song of the same name that was the very first song I put on the playlist. When I'd think of pivotal scenes, that song was in my head. Ultimately, the phrase "as you turn away" ended up appearing in the book in a very important way and became the reason behind the title. With ONE SONG AWAY, I wanted something musical, because my main character is a singer-songwriter. With the rest of the books in the Walker Boys series (forthcoming: AS YOU BREATHE AGAIN, AS YOU COME UNDONE, and AS WE FALL TOGETHER), I wanted to keep the symmetry going from the first book, but I have ideas for how each of those titles will come into play in the respective books. 

Going forward, I have a baseball themed series in the works that I'd like to do something fun with there as far as titles. I have a southern adult contemporary romance that I'm tentatively calling DOWN SOUTH and giggling at lot at the double meaning. So sometimes it's a song, or a phrase, or something a character says to another that strikes me. Fun fact: I give each of my books code names while I'm writing them. AS YOU BREATHE AGAIN's code name is Farm Boy Book.

Marie

I'm all over the place with titles. Sometimes I start a book knowing what the title is, other times it comes to me while I'm writing, and other times I've completely finished writing the book and I'm waiting for inspiration to hit for the title. With Blue Sky Days and The Game Changer, the titles came to me before the stories did. The idea for The Most Wonderful Time of the Year came to me when Ginny was thinking about how Christmas is supposed to be the most wonderful time of the year, and it was always her grandmother's favourite time of year, but she wished she could skip it that year. Waiting for the Storm was probably my most difficult title. It was labelled 'Summer Beach Story' in my writing folder for a long time. I toyed with the idea of calling it Waiting for the Storm, but something held me back. On the one hand I knew it was right, because it relates to a really important scene in the book, but for some reason it took me a long time to realize that was the perfect title. When I decided to write Ella's story, I wanted the titles to match, so After the Storm just seemed natural. Take Them by Storm was much harder...when I wrote Waiting for the Storm, I had no idea it would turn into a companion series with three books, but since it did, I wanted the title of book three to flow with the first two. My friend Rachelia sent me a link to an urban dictionary page with a bunch of sayings having to do with 'storm' or 'storms'. I looked it over and saw either 'take them by storm' or 'taken by storm' and had a lightbulb moment. Still, I labelled it 'Sadie's story' in my folder. When I started writing and was able to work in Sadie's best friend telling her she was going to 'take them by storm' within the first chapter or two, I knew that was going to be the title. As for my current work in progress, Something in the Air, it's something people keep saying to my main character, Rose, so it seemed like the perfect title.



Lilly

I can't even remember where the ideas for mine started! Here All Along worked perfectly with where the story lead the main characters. Resist and Longing were the first words to come to mind as I wrote that series--in fact, I was originally going to reverse the two titles (have the first book be titled Longing and the second Resist), but it works much better the way it is. I was stuck on More Than Words until I wrote a line near the end of it (and, no, it had nothing to do with the song by the same name--that was more a happy accident).

With the sequels, I wanted the ones for for Here All Along and More Than Words to connect, so I kept same words (Here We Are and More Than Anything). With the Resist series, I just stayed with single words (the third book will be titled Forever). And then with Unexpected... that just happened far as I remember. It seems like it always varies with each story--like with one a word will come to mind and it just clicks and with another it takes days or weeks to get it just right.


Jessica

Titles are hard. Sometimes. When I'm inspired to write a story, once in awhile words and phrases will come to mind that can be used for the title and it's easy to decide. Other times, I have to do a boatload of brainstorming to come up with one (and I mean page-long lists). I'm pretty big on picking titles that haven't been used before, partly because I like being unique, and partly because it helps people find your book easier. I also have this thing about three word titles--I don't know why, I just do. But the more important factor is the title must make complete sense with the book. If Only We and Not Until Tonight meet all three factors, but when it came to picking out All This Time, well, that was another story. It isn't unique (won't find it on Goodreads until page 2), but it's three words and it fits in perfectly with the theme of the story (because the two characters meet up again after years apart). So, I let it go that time.




How about you?
How do you come up with your titles?
Tell us in the comments!


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Friday, April 10, 2015

Words to Live By ~ Writerly Wisdom

Words to Live By will be a regular feature here on The Authorteers where we share some of our favorite quotes. We hope they inspire you, touch you,  make you laugh, and make you think.

“When I'm writing, I know I'm doing the thing I was born to do.” ~ Anne Sexton
“There is something delicious about writing the first words of a story. You never quite know where they'll take you.” ~ Beatrix Potter
"Write hard and clear about what hurts." ~ Ernest Hemingway
"Plotting is Tetris.
Drafting is Play -Doh.
Revision is Jenga." ~ Lucas Hargis

“If there's a book that you want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it.” ~ Toni Morrison

"Write about the emotions you fear the most.” ~ Laurie Halse Anderson

“The first draft of anything is shit.” ~ Ernest Hemingway

“You own everything that happened to you. Tell your stories. If people wanted you to write warmly about them, they should have behaved better.” ~ Anne Lamott

“I'm writing a first draft and reminding myself that I'm simply shoveling sand into a box so that later I can build castles.”  ~ Shannon Hale

“Your intuition knows what to write, so get out of the way.” ~ Ray Bradbury

"Most writers write to say something about other people - and it doesn't last. Good writers write to find out about themselves - and it lasts forever." ~ Gloria Steinem

“Writers end up writing about their obsessions. Things that haunt them; things they can't forget; stories they carry in their bodies waiting to be released.” ~ Natalie Goldberg

Which of these is your favorite? Do you have a favorite writing-related quote of your own? Any suggestions for our next Words to Live By theme?

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Wednesday, April 8, 2015

A Day in the Life of Authorteer Marie Landry

Writers are known for being procrastinators, and I’m no exception. There are days when I wonder how I ever manage to get anything done, because it seems like I’ve done everything but write. Writing, especially when it’s your day job, is a lot of long, lonely hours spent isolated from the world. I can usually justify the time I spend doing ‘everything else’ because otherwise it would just be me inside my own head all day every day and that’s not healthy.

Most of my days vary only slightly. Sometimes I have graphics to design (book covers, teasers, blog designs, etc), ebooks to format, or books to beta read. And then there are the days when I leave my little hermit hole and go out into the land of the non-fictional people. But for the most part this is a typical day for me.

  • The first thing I do after all the early morning necessity stuff is check my social media. This includes Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. I usually glance at my email on my cell phone to see if there’s anything pressing, but email is basically the bane of my existence, so I try to ignore it as much as possible! I also check Bloglovin’ for any posts I should check out, which I usually end up bookmarking to read later. After I’ve liked, retweeted, and commented on a bunch of stuff, it’s time to get to work!
 
  • I open whatever I’m working on, which is currently my seventh novel, Something in the Air, a contemporary new adult, and start writing.
 
 
  • When I need a break, I pull up that wonderful time-suck known as Pinterest. For awhile, I stopped allowing myself on the site because I’d go to look up a couple things and I’d end up wondering where the last few hours went. Now, though, I have a legitimate excuse for going to the site - I’m planning a trip! In June, my friend Krista and I will be spending two weeks travelling in Europe, and Pinterest has honestly been an invaluable source for planning. So, I’ll spend some time looking up places to see, things to do, tips for saving money, tips for staying safe, packing tips, etc., and pin them to the London/Paris/Rome trip preparation board I share with Krista.


  • Then while I’m on Pinterest, I inevitably get distracted looking up pictures of whatever celebrity I’m currently obsessed with (right now it’s Tom Hiddleston). I browse, send pics to Krista (she’s the one who ruined my life by introducing me to him), and just generally get lost in his perfection until I inevitably find one of these…

…and I realize I need to get back to work.

  • WRITE ALL THE WORDS
 
  • I take regular breaks throughout the day to either walk (or dance) around, but I try to have at least one proper work-out, usually a long walk and/or aerobics. Gotta get that blood flowing when you’re sitting for so long! Plus I’m trying to get in shape before my trip - we’ll be walking miles each day, and I need to have lots of energy and stamina...and I’m not going to lie, I want to look good in the thousands of pictures I plan to take. ;-) 
 
  • Write, write, write...check social media, get distracted by Pinterest...send pictures of Tom Hiddleston to Krista, squee over our trip, talk about ridiculous random things (like how we hope to meet Tom Hiddleston and/or Benedict Cumberbatch in London) or serious philosophical things (I never know where our conversations will lead, which is one of the beautiful things about our friendship)...send sexy pics of hot guys, inappropriate jokes, and random snarky observations/annoyances to fellow Authorteer Jessica....write some more. 
 
  • I’m the chef in my house, so I have to stop working around 6 or 6:30 to make dinner (depending on how elaborate it is). I normally try to have all my work done by then so I can shut down my computer and relax in the evenings. I used to only write late at night - the later the better - but once I quit my last job to write full-time, I had to get on a schedule where I wrote during the day, and now that’s my routine. If I’m really into a story, I’ll come back to it at night, but I’m usually done for the day by dinnertime. 
 
  • After dinner it’s time to relax! I usually divide my evenings between reading (I’m currently reading Simon Vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda (contemporary YA LGBTQ) and Tides of Honour (Canadian historic fiction/romance). As for TV, I’m rewatching a mix of old and new favourites, including Sherlock, Doctor Who, Downton Abbey, Outlander, Charmed, and Boy Meets World.

So that’s a typical day in my life. Nothing too exciting! What does a typical day look like for you? Are you a master procrastinator like me? If you write, do you do it throughout the day, or at specific times of the day?

 
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Monday, April 6, 2015

Author Spotlight: Krista and Becca Ritchie with their new novel Fuel the Fire + Excerpt


I'm pleased to share the latest novel by Krista & Becca Ritchie today on The Authorteers! I adore this series, and I'm still working on catching up to the latest, Fuel the Fire.


Fuel the Fire
(Calloway Sisters #3 )

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Protect your family. At all costs.

It’d take the impossible to hurt Connor Cobalt, even for a moment.

Protect your family. At all costs.

At twenty-six, his narcissistic tendencies have made room for the people he loves.

Protect your family. At all costs.

And he loves Rose. But when his love is threatened, when his greatest dreams with her are compromised — what is the cost then?
Protect your family. At all costs.

Love will guide his choices.
For the first time in his life.


About the authors
Krista & Becca Ritchie are identical twins—one a science nerd, the other a comic book geek—but with their shared passion for writing, they combined their mental powers as kids and have never stopped telling stories. Now in their early twenties, they write about other twenty-somethings navigating through life, college, and romance. They love superheroes, flawed characters, and soul mate love.

They are the New Adult authors of the Addicted series and Calloway Sisters spin-off series, and you can find them on almost every social media, frolicking around like wannabe unicorns.






Excerpt

Rose spins around to me, much shorter in just slippers and no heels. She crosses her arms over her silk robe. I take the opportunity to hold her around the waist, drawing her closer to my chest.

She asks, “What English monarch was born near London but her mother near Madrid?” Her eyes flit to my lips. “If you answer wrong, I won’t be speaking to you for the rest of the day.”

The way she declares these rules almost hardens my cock. The stakes are relatively high for me. Unanswered texts, dropped calls and refusals to banter back—it’s a particular torture that would only derive from Rose. Anyone else, I think I’d be fine ignoring.

I go quiet for a moment, passing through my knowledge quickly.

“You have thirty seconds.” She raises her chin, her eyes still on my lips.

Do you want me to answer or to kiss you hard, Rose? I rub my own lips, her lingering stare pooling my desire.

“Ten seconds.”

~*~

So, what do you think?

Are you intrigued by Fuel the Fire?

Have you read Krista & Becca Ritchie before or the Addicted series?
 

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Guest Post: Patricia Josephine shares 7 reasons to love Lake Divine from Path of Angels: Michael


Please welcome Patricia Josephine to The Authorteers! She's here today to share 7 reasons to love Lake Divine from the first book in her new NA series, Path of Angels. Authorteer Marie had the opportunity to beta read Lake's book, and she can attest to the fact that Lake is extremely loveable, and a huge part of what makes Path of Angels: Michael such an amazing story. Now, without any further ado, here's Patricia!

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When writing Path of Angels, Lake Divine was one of my favorite characters. I just wanted to cuddle the skinny dark-haired nephilim. Apparently, it wasn’t just me. Beta readers and my editor noted how much they enjoyed Lake. So, here’s some reasons why you might find yourself falling in love with Lake Divine. (I need to give extra thanks to Melissa Baker-Simpson for brainstorming with me on this.) 

1) His hair–you can’t resist ruffling the messy, curly black hair. Those locks refuse to be tamed. 
2) His strength–he fought his demons (literally) and won. 
3) His heart–he loves fiercely, and protects those he cares about. 
4) His spirit–he refuses to give in. People kick him down and he gets back up, more determined than ever to prove his worth. 
5) His humility–when he realizes his mistakes, he goes above and beyond to make amends. 
6) His wings–so Lake might be a little afraid of his bat-like wings, but who can resist his dark angel look? 
7) His journey–well, I can’t tell you why on this one. You’ll have to read the story to see what I mean. ;) 

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There is only one path. 

Born mortal along with his three brothers, Michael is an Archangel with a specific role: hunt fallen angels and send them back to Hell. He is determined in his mission, never straying from his appointed path, until he meets Lake Divine, and discovers there may be more to his beliefs than blind duty. 

But Lake is not who he seems. Offspring of a human and a fallen angel, a Nephilim, Lake must choose his own destiny: give in to the coldness and embrace the dark, or seek the light and rise above the sins of his father. 

Two paths lay before them, but only one has the potential to destroy them both. 

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Patricia Josephine never set out to become a writer. In fact, she never considered it an option during high school and college. She was all about art. On a whim, she wrote down a story bouncing in her head. That was the start of it and she hasn't regretted a moment. She writes young adult under the name Patricia Lynne. 

Patricia lives with her husband in Michigan, hopes one day to have what will resemble a small petting zoo, has a fondness for dying her hair the colors of the rainbow, and an obsession with Doctor Who. 

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Thanks for sharing, Patricia! Happy release week to Path of Angels: Michael - we hope it does really well!

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