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Thursday, January 23, 2014

Hot wings burning up the blogs-Cherie's astounding cover art for Reborn!

Fellow Untethered Realm author, Cherie Reich's new epic fantasy, Reborn comes out on May 23rd, but in the meantime the blogs have been burning up with her astounding cover reveal. I mean, seriously, I have never seen a more beautiful pair of wings on a magical bird. Like everrrrr. 
Makes you want to read the book! Put it on your Goodreads TBR list. Or if you'd rather be notified via Cherie's newsletter, sign up.
And let's hear some applause for her cover artist, Laura Sava. *enthusiastic cheers and claps*

To save a kingdom, a prophetess must challenge Fate.

On the day of Yssa’s death and rebirth, the god Apenth chose her as the Phoenix Prophetess. Sea serpents and gods endanger the young prophetess’s journey and sour the omens. Yssa is cursed instead of blessed, and her duties at the Temple of Apenth prove it. She spends her days reading dusty scrolls, which does nothing to help her forget Tym, the boy back home. But the annoying yet gorgeous ferryman’s son Liam proves to be a distraction she can’t predict, even though he rarely leaves her alone for two sand grains.

Her boring temple life screeches to a halt when visions of her parents’ murders consume her. Yssa races across an ocean to stop the future. If she can’t change Fate, she’ll refuse to be the Phoenix Prophetess any longer. Fate, however, has other plans for her and the kingdom.

Yssa must either accept her destiny or fight to change Fate.

A self-proclaimed bookworm, Cherie Reich is a speculative fiction writer, freelance editor, book blogger, and library assistant living in Virginia. Her short stories have appeared in magazines and anthologies, and her ebooks include the horror series Nightmare, a space fantasy trilogy titled Gravity, and a fantasy series The Foxwick Chronicles. She is Vice President of Valley Writers and a member of the Virginia Writers Club and Untethered Realms. Find her on her website & blog.

Monday, January 20, 2014

Cover reveal for Model Position by Kitsy Clare!

Hi everyone. I'm excited because today is the cover reveal for my new adult romance novella, Model Position! Inkspell's cover artist, Najla has outdone herself. She says that black and white with a pop of color is a growing trend, and I think it's cool. What do you think? Another cool thing is that Model Position is available for pre-order right here at!

Here are the bloggers participating in the reveal. Stop by to say hi. And thanks to all of you who are helping out. You rock! Stay tuned for the book's launch on February 20. In the meantime, you can Like my Kitsy Clare FB page and my newsletter to get updates.
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Friday, January 10, 2014

Gratitude list & Kitsy Clare on Love Romances Cafe

Happy New Year! It's a popular time to make resolutions, though I prefer to make a gratitude list and a fresh work plan. 

Topping my list is the extreme gratitude I feel for getting back to the USA after two nerve-wracking days stuck in the Dominican Republic airport. Ack, I was trying to fly Jetblue during that snow fiasco!

I have gratitude that my new novella, Model Position is going forward with Inkspell using my romance pseudonym, Kitsy Clare. Inkspell authors will be chatting about all things romance tonight (Jan 10) from 7 to 9 pm on Yahoo's Love Romances Cafe, and you're all invited to drop by!

For Sienna, love and art are perilous games. Is she ready to take that gamble? The cover reveal for Model Position is on for January 20! I'll give anyone who wants to participate in the cover reveal virtual hugs and a big, fat virtual box of delicious chocolates with no icky jelly centers--only the caramel and hazelnut ones. If you're interested in helping out with the reveal, please email my publisher, Shilpa at

I'm also grateful that I immediately came up with a wicked fun plot for novella #2, Private Internship, to keep the Art of Love series going strong, because sometimes it takes a while to think up good plots. I'm looking forward to tying up the last third of the story with some crazy switchback plot twists.

I had fun creating a new Facebook author page for Kitsy Clare. Click to see it. What do you think? The new book cover will appear on the right side of the FB banner on the day of the cover reveal. I'd be thrilled if you Like my author page! That way, you can be informed of the Model Position launch, giveaways and tours.
Thanks! That's it for me. How about you? What are you grateful for?