Category Archives: Book Covers

War of Storms is almost here.

The final book of The Ryogan Chronicles releases November 5th, and I can finally tell you more about it! But first, LOOK!

Isn’t it beautiful?

The immortal mages have risen, and they’re out for blood.

Khya arrived at the Ryogan coast too late to stop the invasion. Now, cities are falling before the unrelenting march of an enemy army, and Khya’s squad is desperately trying to stay ahead of them. Warning the Ryogans, though, means leaving her brother imprisoned even longer. Time is running out for everyone.

But how can her squad of ten stand against an army of ten thousand?

Calling in help from every ally she’s made in Ryogo, Khya tries to build a plan that won’t mean sacrificing her friends or her brother. It’s a tough balance to find, especially when the leadership role she thought she wanted sits heavy on her shoulders, and her relationship with Tessen is beginning to crack under the strain.

The end is coming, and there’s no way to know who’ll be left standing when it hits.

The wait is almost over! The storm is rolling in.

Introducing Island of Exiles!

MY FIRST EVER FANTASY NOVEL FINALLY HAS A FACE!

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This project has been years in the making, and I’m thrilled to finally have a cover this stunning to show the world. More soon on this one (honestly, I probably won’t shut up about it until well past the release date), but for now, I’ll be over here staring at the pretty for a while.

Coming soon: A cover reveal!


The cover reveal for #IslandOfExiles is TOMORROW! ?

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Upcoming From Spencer Hill Press!


Look at some of the upcoming titles from @spencerhillpress (including mine!)! I can’t wait for these books to be in my hands. ?

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I am so happy with this day omg. LOOK! We got to play with 6 of…

I am so happy with this day omg. LOOK! We got to play with 6 of the 10 main characters in the Laguna Tides series today! I love seeing my characters come to life like this! 😀

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Today we shot the remaining three covers for the Laguna Tides…

Today we shot the remaining three covers for the Laguna Tides novels! It was absolutely amazing to see our characters come to life! They WERE our characters and not only physically. Lani did an amazing job and I got to play assistant with the whole thing! Such a blast! 😀

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The Taken By Chance Cover Reveal is here!

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A single chance encounter can change your life…

Despite being the son of Hollywood’s hottest director, Dare Andrews has managed to steer clear of the paparazzi for seventeen years. But when his ​ex-​girlfriend sells a tell-all interview to the tabloids, he’s suddenly hounded by fans and reporters alike. Dare is getting cynical fast, so he’s unprepared to meet a glass-half-full girl like Chance. And unprepared for the consequences after he helps her save face. Pretending to be the new guy in her life was easy enough when she was being dumped by her boyfriend, but the lie backfires.

What started as a random act of chivalry becomes something deeper as Dare and Chance find themselves trapped in their charade. The problem is that the more Dare gets to know Chance, the less fake their relationship feels. But secrets they both keep threaten their future, and with new storm​s​ overhead, will Chance’s lessons in optimism be enough to help Dare find the silver lining?​


Lani and I wrote the first draft of this book back in 2012. After two years of trying to find it a home with a traditional publisher, we decided to take the plunge and put it (and the four companion novels that will be coming after it) out into the world on our own. Lani photographed our beautiful cover and we’ve been working hard getting everything ready to release. Now, on May 5, 2015 you too can enter the world of Laguna Tides.

Taken by Chance Cover Reveal

Taken by Chance Cover Reveal:

On April 7th, 2015, I’ll be revealing the cover of my first self-published young adult novel! It’s called Taken by Chance and, guys? It’s ridiculously adorable. Better yet? It’s releasing SO SOON! It’ll be here on May 5!

If you want to see the cover a few days early and help us promote the first book in this new series I co-wrote with Lani Woodland, click the link and sign up in the Google Form it’ll take you to. There are only a couple of questions so it should take a minute or so.

I can’t wait to share the pretty with you guys! 😀

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Have you seen the Deadly Sweet Lies cover yet?

It has been amazing watching this cover pop up all over the internet. In fact, I was so enthralled by that happening that I forgot to post it here! Which is such a ridiculous fail I can’t even begin to comprehend how it happened! I’m making amends now:

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Nadette Lawson knows when you’re lying.

Every night for the past two years, the Balasura have visited her dreams, enticing her to enter their world. And every night she’s seen through their lies. Now, they’re tired of playing in the shadows and they begin to stalk her in the waking world. It’s no longer just an invitation; if Nadette doesn’t join them, they’ll take her family. Forever. She needs help, and the haven she’s seeking may be just out of reach.

Julian Teagan is a master of deception.

To survive, he has to convince the world his mother isn’t useless, that everything’s fine, otherwise he’ll lose what little he has left in this life. He knows the lying won’t be enough to keep him and his mother in the shadows, but it’s all he knows. The only light of truth is Orane, a Balasura who sees past Julian’s facade and challenges him to face the darkness.

Then Orane is killed, and Julian learns his mentor was far from innocent. The Balasura have hunted children like him for centuries, and their next target, Nadette is his one chance at finally being a part of something real. If Julian can just convince her to trust him…

So, a few things. It may be obvious by now that this next book is not going to be told from Mariella and Hudson’s points of view. Instead, I get to introduce you to characters only tangentially mentioned in Sing Sweet Nightingale. Not only introduce you, but let you dive inside their heads and live there for a while!

I am very excited about this fact, but knowing it made it so hard to bite my tongue these past few months when people told me how much they couldn’t wait to see more from Mariella and Hudson! Our two narrators from SSN aren’t disappearing, but book 2 lets us see their world expand. We’ll meet new people, go new places, learn new things… it’ll be like summer camp! Kind of. Not really.

I can’t say much more about the book now, but I can tell you that my publishers and I have plans to release some really special deleted scenes from Sing Sweet Nightingale over the summer and also give you the option of meeting DreamWeaver in the short story “Whatever It Takes” if you haven’t already read the story from the Doorways to Extra Time anthology. There will be more, but details are still in the works. Check back every so often for news as I can share it!

Until next time, lovelies!

*dives back into her massive pile of works in progress*

More from BEA. This time with video evidence!

So many people weren’t able to come to see my cover reveal because New York is expensive and far away, but with technology, that doesn’t matter! I can bring my cover reveal to you!

This video is thanks to my lovely publishing-sister Joanne Rock. And, seriously, THANK YOU, JOANNE! I never think about recording moments like this until they’re long gone and then I wish for years that I had pictures or, better yet, video. Only thanks to my friends and family at Spencer Hill did I come away from this rather momentous day with anything to remember it by (other than a really cool poster!).

And now, unfortunately, back to the grind.  My life is not nearly as glamorous as it looks in that video. 😉