Unlit Star by Lindy Zart – Cover Reveal!

Do you like New Adult? Here is Lindy Zart’s brand new cover reveal!

Unlit Star_Lindy Zart

Cover art by:  Regina Wamba of Mae I Design and Photography

Release date: 8/29/14
Genre: New Adult
Unlit Star
Rivers Young was the popular guy untouchable by reality. He was like a star—bright, consuming, otherworldly. The thing about stars, though, is that they eventually fall, and Rivers Young was no different.
He fell far and he fell hard.
Delilah Bana was the outcast enshrouded in all of life’s ironies. Alone, in the dark, like dusk as it falls on the world. When Rivers fell from the sky, she was the night that caught him. In the darkness, they found one another. Together they melded into something beautiful that shone like the sun.
Only, the greater the star is, the shorter its lifespan.

Does this novel sound fantastic? I’m definitely looking forward to it!  As always, thank you for stopping by.   Cheers,  Jody

What I Write and Why I Write It… Tag, You’re It!

I’ve been tagged by Katie O’Sullivan in this blogging challenge to answer four questions about my writing and then tag four other writers to do the same. 

Katie O’Sullivan is a fellow Crescent Moon Press author and some of her titles include: Son of a Mermaid, Blood of a Mermaid, and My Kind of Crazy. I’m a huge fan of Ms. O’Sullivan’s and highly recommend her novels. (Check out Katie’s website here)

So, here it goes:

What am I working on?

Thanks for asking! My latest novel is titled, The Night Medicine. It’s a Native American time travel adventure set in 1860’s in Montana territory. As is my usual M.O. there’s a lot going on with the plot. The novel features the Blackfoot Nation, and their way of life and the cultural impact from the early mining industry in the Upper Missouri region of Montana.

Here is a partial blurb – (It’s not finished.)

Three Natives Americans time-travel from 2012 to 1868 through the practice of an ancient ceremony and with the help of a medicine pipe passed down through generations to Piegan clan member, Dean Wolfsblood. Badger, Dean’s ex-marine buddy, bribes him to take the trip into the past, but surprise awaits them as Kai accidentally falls into the adventure with them. With well meaning intentions gone with the winds of time, deceit, lies, kidnapping by Salish warriors, and facing a treacherous gold-laden mining past, the three weary travelers begin to mentally unravel and their individual secrets are slowly revealed. Can they survive history long enough to make it back, or will the past change their futures forever?

How does my writing differ from others of its genre?

I think my plots are unique. I love unexpected twists that surprise the readers. I can’t say that falling in love is untold in fiction, but falling in love with an Angel of Death (An Angel Falls series) whose only desire is to return to his former life at the risk of his eternal soul is different than what I’ve read before. My characters entertain and enlighten me daily. I hope my readers feel the same way.

Why do I write what I do?

There are few things in a lifetime that scream at you to follow through. Writing screams – no it sings – to me daily.

Joseph Campbell said this, “Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors for you where there were only walls.”

The writing door swung wide open for me and I had to enter. Paranormal comes to me naturally. The supernatural has fascinated me since I was very young. As for historical, I love it! Writing my current novel has been an excellent excuse to study about early American history and the Plains tribes.

How does my writing process work?

I need uninterrupted quiet time to let the words flow through me and onto the page.

Do I struggle to find this time?  Yes, of course. But I keep writing anyway – mostly late at night.

Writing improves my sanity on a daily basis. My family can attest to that. I write as often as I can. I read all different genres and study like I was back in college. And I edit. I go over my manuscripts multiple times before anyone can read my work. The amount of hours involved in writing is more than a full-time job, but it’s the best job I could ever have!

Do you have a passion that occupies your mind and tantalizes your soul?

If so, share it with the world. You won’t regret it! If not, keep seeking your bliss. Listen to your spirit – your inner voice that says, “This (activity) makes me smile inside.” Then do it as often as possible!

Now I tag:

Louann Carroll:   http://www.louanncarroll.com/

Jean Murrayhttp://jean-murray.com/

Diane J. Reedhttp://www.banditsranch.com/

Alythia Brownhttp://www.alythiabrown.com/

Thank you for stopping by!

Cheers,  Jody

RomCon 2014!

Well, it’s that time of year. Conferences are in full swing and awards are being given to outstanding authors and amazing novels. RomCon has its own awards: The Readers’ Crown. And, guess what? Death Lies Between Us is up for Best First Book & best Paranormal Romance! going_to_2014

I suppose I might be a little excited – *wink*.  This is yet another first for me in the publishing world and wow, I am a humbled author. There are countless ups and downs in this profession, let me tell you, but the news that my first novel made it to the finalist list was a bright and shining career moment when I really needed one.

So, I signed up for RomCon at the last minute after cancelling plans to be out of state and finding a babysitter who is willing to stay with my boy for more hours than anyone should ever have to ask of their sitter.

I hope to see some of you on Friday 20th! (I will only be attending one day this year) The book signing will be from 7-8:30pm Friday night & is open to the public!

Where is this happening? Glad you asked…Crowne Plaza, Denver. There are so many amazing authors signing books this year. You can find out all the details at RomCon.com 

There are still some fan tickets left and the book signings are free!

I will have limited paperback copies to sign, so if you can bring your own copy, that would be handy 🙂 Thanks & I hope to see you next Friday!

Oh, and wish my book luck! If I win, my prize will be to attend RomCon 2015! Plus a bunch of other great perks. I can’t express how grateful I am to the readers who rated my book. A million thanks wouldn’t be enough!   Cheers,     Jody