Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Tuesday Teaser & A New Release!

As promised, I've got another snippet from Dragonfly, Book #1 of my brand new series coming June 6!

It's a journal entry that sort of sets the stage, and I'm considering it (possibly) being the start of the book blurb. So I'd love to hear your thoughts!

Here you geaux~

The first time I saw the Gulf of Mexico, I didn’t believe it was real.

The colors were so vivid—turquoise and deep marine blue splashing on sparkling-white grains of sand—it was as if the whole place glowed in the sunlight. It was beautiful. Magical. I had no idea it would change my life.

That my parents’ decision to move our family almost a thousand miles south, to their tiny hometown just off the coast, would drop me into the middle of a decades-old impasse.

A separation mandated by a long-forgotten crime.

A secret I would accidentally uncover.

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And now for the New Release!

Great writer-friend Bethany Lopez has a new book out today!

It's a contemporary fairytale, and if it's anything like her other books, it's going to be awesome. The cover is gorgeous.

On Amazon

At 900 years old, Nissa is finally ready to follow her mother's path and become the best Fairy Godmother she can. She’s not thrilled when her first assignment turns out to be a teenage human girl with self-esteem issues, but she knows she has to start somewhere. Her assignment has dealt with bullies since her freshman year and they haven’t let up. If Nissa can’t help her regain her self-confidence her future is bleak.

To complicate matters Nissa experiences all the signs that she's met the being fated for her. This impossibility distracts her from her purpose. After all, fairies and humans aren't meant for each other. How can her heart believe otherwise? Can Nissa successfully complete her first assignment as a Fairy Godmother? Will the fates allow Nissa and Levi to be together? And even if they do, will Levi believe Nissa once she reveals the truth?

Get it today! On Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Smashwords 

Bethany Lopez was born in Detroit, Michigan, and grew up in Michigan and San Antonio, Texas. She went to High School at Dearborn High, in Dearborn, Michigan, which is where she has set her Young Adult series. 

She is married and has a blended family with five children. She is currently serving in the United States Air Force as a Recruiter in Los Angeles, California. 

She has always loved to read and write and has seen her dream realized by independently publishing her novels through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Smashwords.

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Yay for Bethany! Here's wishing her all the best of success.

Quick Question: My Google Reader has disappeared .. I thought we had until July for this. Anyway, what are you guys using to replace Google Reader? Suggestions welcome!

And have a super week, reader- and writer-friends~ <3


DEZMOND said...

it needs a bit more intriguing details if it is to be a blurb, dear :)

The cover for that other book has a nice pic.

Pat Hatt said...

Great cover indeed, and nice little snippet too.

Natalie Aguirre said...

I liked the snippet. The last two lines really got my attention.

I've downloaded everything to Feedly and may do Blogovin. (sorry if they are spelled wrong.) But I just scroll down my blogger dashboard blog roll to read blogs and plan to continue with that.

Barbara Watson said...

Love the snippet! The setting alone has me...

Michael Di Gesu said...

Hey, LB...

You just keep on moving along. Good for you! How's the hubs?

I like the blurb... especially the end. If you do plan on using it, I would cut it down a bit in the beginning. Plus starting the second paragraph with "That" kind of throw me a bit. I would start it with "My parents ..."

And the first paragraph description is STUNNING. but it doesn't pull you into the story right away. Remember you need to HOOK them, especially in a blurb.

Coleen Patrick said...

I don't know what I'm going to replace my G reader with yet, but I'm still using mine. It's supposed to be there until July, although it takes me a moment to find it. I have to actually type "reader" into google and then it pops up. :)

Kelly Polark said...

Congrats to Bethany!
Can't wait to read your upcoming book!

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