Monday, February 25, 2013

Wattpad and New Science Fiction!

First, a HUGE Thank You! to everyone who helped kick off my new book The Truth About Letting Go (link) last week.

**It's over in the sidebar now --->

It was really cool sharing Thursday with you all, seeing the cover everywhere and reading what people think about my newest baby. 

I put more of my guts into this one, and the response has been... touching. *sniff*

Moving right along!

Over the weekend, I followed the lead of some writer-friends and joined Wattpad (link)! 

I'm still learning my way around, but it's cool because you can go there and read all kinds of works in progress and samples of writer's works... 

I uploaded the first chapters of my three published books, plus something brand new! If you're there, let's hook up! I'm here (link).

Now, bring on the sexy Science Fiction!

(Quick note! The "brand new thing" I put up on Wattpad was Ch. 1 of that south Mississippi sci-fi I've been telling y'all about.)

But anyway, this is where I tell you about two awesome writer friends' cool new books!

The first is Ninja Captain Alex Cavanaux's (link) third installment in the Cassa series.

CassaStorm by Alex J. Cavanaugh
Science Fiction - Space Opera/Adventure
A storm gathers across the galaxy…

Byron thought he’d put the days of battle behind him. Commanding the Cassan base on Tgren, his only struggles are occasional rogue pirate raids and endless government bureaucracies. As a galaxy-wide war encroaches upon the desert planet, Byron’s ideal life is threatened and he’s caught between the Tgrens and the Cassans.
After enemy ships attack the desert planet, Byron discovers another battle within his own family. The declaration of war between all ten races triggers nightmares in his son, shaking Bassan to the core and threatening to destroy the boy’s mind.
Meanwhile the ancient alien ship is transmitting a code that might signal the end of all life in the galaxy. And the mysterious probe that almost destroyed Tgren twenty years ago could be on its way back. As his world begins to crumble, Byron suspects a connection. The storm is about to break, and Byron is caught in the middle…

Release date: September 17, 2013. 

This next one is actually NOT a sci-fi book... 
Add me!

Edge of the Falls (link) by good friend and fellow Indie Ignites member Nazarea Andrews (link) is more of a dystopian thriller.

Here's the description:

Sabah has spent her entire life Outside, looking in. She’s used to the danger—the acidstorms, the predators. Even the Mistress is dangerous.

She learned a long time ago what dangers she is willing to live with.

But change is coming to the house on the edge of the waterfall, and Sabah will have to choose between the boy she grew up loving and a life that she is willing to live. When a ban-wolf—a mutant–saves her life, everything Sabah knows about her world will change. And the secrets that have dictated her life will finally come to light.

This new gripping young adult romance is releasing on Kindle and Nook on March 12, 2013. Add it on Goodreads today (link)!

Doesn't that sound super-awesome?? Here's what you need to know about Nazarea:

Nazarea Andrews (link) is an avid reader and tends to write the stories she wants to read. She loves chocolate and coffee almost as much as she loves books, but not quite as much as she loves her kids. She lives in south Georgia with her husband, daughters, and overgrown dog.

Connect with Nazarea on Twitter (link) and Facebook (link)!

So loads of great new books coming out. Get your reading glasses ready!

And have a super week, reader- and writer-friends! As always, you made my last week and weekend<3


Old Kitty said...

The Capn = sexy writing sci-fi! Rawrrr!

Awww well done you with your wattpadding and book launching!! My goodness you are so heading for the stars and beyond! Yay for you!

Hoorah too for lovely named Nazarea!! Take care

Stina Lindenblatt said...

I can't say I've bothered with Wattpad. I have enough to read as it is without reading parts of someone's WIP. I will, though, check it out since I'm curious. I've never been to the site before. *runs off to check it out*

Fida Islaih said...

I joined wattpad this weekend, too! (:

SA Larsenッ said...

I love how your sidebar says 'HOT new release.' Whoot!!!

Alex is awesome and I totally heart his new cover. And as far as Nazarea, I didn't know she was releasing a book! The story sounds right up my alley. Congrats to her!

Pat Hatt said...

Haven't heard of wattpad, but will have a look even though I have like 50 things on the go haha

Roland D. Yeomans said...

How odd. I hadn't read of the Join Wattpad weekend, but that is what I did last night with the Prelude and Prologue to LOVE IN THE TIME OF THE UNDEAD about a Carnival of the Damned and a 13 yr. old boy.

I wish you the best of sales with your new book. I already have my copy. :-) Roland

Barbara Watson said...

I haven't heard of Wattpad until I saw it on your Tumblr. Intriguing concept!

Natalie Aguirre said...

Love Alex's cover. I've heard of Wattpad. For now I just need to get on Twitter. You'll have to let us know what you think about it after you've been on there for awhile.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Thank you, Leigh! And Kitty's comment made me laugh.

C. Lee McKenzie said...

I haven't tackled watpad either. It's on a list, but at the bottom. This month is already a blur!

Michael Di Gesu said...

I can't keep up with all of you LB... I guess I'm getting old. LOL.

Alex's is cover is EVERYWHERE!

Now, this is the first i've seen of Nazarea's.... So haunting. Premise sound like an awesome read.


DL Hammons said...

What's a WATTPAD?? :)

Carolyn Abiad said...

Wattpad? I'll have to check that out.

Congrats on the release of TTALG!

M Pax said...

I just joined Wattpad, too. :D

Congats to Alex and Nazarea. And I gave your new book a shoutout today, Leigh. Happy Monday :)

RaShelle Workman said...

Lots of great stuff. I don't know why I didn't do your release thing. I signed up for it. Shoot. Well, you know I think you're awesome, and your book is awesome, and you rock. Right???? (hugs)

Pk Hrezo said...

Excellent! Yep I've been uploading an old story to Wattpad chapter by chapter just to see what happens. It was just collecting dust anyway.

YOur MISS sci-fi sounds interesting. My new one I'm about to write is full blown sci-fi too. So much fun!

Bish Denham said...

I've got my hands full with enough just blogging and writing and an occasional stopover on Twitter. So I think I'll be passing on Wattpad. (Where do they come up with these names?)

Congrats to you and Alex and Nazarea!

Lisa Gail Green said...

Ooh, ooh, ooh, I'm having trouble keeping up with all these amazing books! What an awesome problem to have!!

February Grace said...

Hope this doesn't post twice, Blogger is giving me grief this morning!

Cool that you've joined Wattpad now! I followed you there. Hope it works out well for you. :~) See ya there.

LTM said...

@DL--I know, right? It seems kind of like FB for aspiring writers and established writers. Basically you post written works and people can read/vote/comment on them. Interesting... :o) <3

@Carolyn--THANKS! *hugs* <3

@RaShelle--no worries about the release! Thanks so much for the encouragement--and you're a Wattpad superstar. :D <3

Michelle Merrill said...

Thanks for the recommendations and congrats on your book!

Ella said...

Congrats on your book :D
oooh, that site sounds intriguing!
Scifi? How fun~

These other two books-look fab, too!
I like a good edge, lol!

<3 555

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