Thursday, March 29, 2012

Perilous Light Now Available

Perilous Light, Book Two of the Afterglow Trilogy, is now available on the Kindle, Nook, and in paperback! :)

One of the best novels I’ve read this entire year. I absolutely adore Alyssa’s writing style, her characters, her story line, and basically everything about this book. Just read it and you’ll see what I mean. ~ Danica Page (Taking It One Page at a Time)

Perilous Light makes me want to have my own Guard, go fight the bad guys and help save Energo! This series is truly awesome and I can't wait to see how it all ends in the final book, Enduring Light! ~ Queen of teen fiction

Friday, March 16, 2012

The New Faces of Beckoning and Perilous Light

I wanted to share the newest covers for Beckoning and Perilous Light!! I had some issues with the previous covers and took the opportunity to work with Claudia of Phatpuppy Art to get some amazing new covers for the series. I promise no more cover changes after this :)

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Kiev and a Perilous Light Excerpt!

In Perilous Light, Charlotte gets the chance to see her favorite band, Kiev, play. Featured on Liam's Playlist from Beckoning Light, Kiev's sound is often described as a more jazzy and eclectic Radiohead. They are based out of L.A. and recently won the Best Indie Band award at the Orange County Music Awards. I thought I'd share a video of Kiev and a short excerpt from Charlotte's first chapter in Perilous Light.

“How was your coffee date?”
“I had fun hanging out with Liam,” I snapped. I was overwhelmed enough with my feelings for Calvin, I didn’t need James trying to make me feel guilty about spending time with Liam.
James laughed. “Okay, fine. I already know you were only there to fuel your coffee addiction. It isn’t healthy, you know.”
“I’m not addicted to coffee.” I wasn’t about to admit my weakness to James.
Thankfully, we passed the rest of the two-minute drive in silence. James parked the car in my driveway. “I have another birthday gift for you.” His eyes danced with excitement as he ran his hands through his dirty blond hair. He had let his hair grow out, and he seemed more comfortable. I think he enjoyed no longer having to pretend to be someone else.
“Another?” Turning toward him, I let the door I had just pushed open close again. Over the past few weeks, James had given me a bunch of gifts. He handed me an envelope. I opened it slowly, not sure what to expect. “Wow, seriously?” I eyed the two tickets. “You got Kiev tickets? But wait…” My excitement waned as I realized the tickets were for a small venue I had never been to because it was strictly eighteen and up.
“What?” James asked with the barest hint of a smile.
“I can’t get in there. I’m underage, and unlike you, I don’t have a fake ID.”
“You don’t?” James grinned as he slid something into my palm.
I looked down to see a South Carolina driver’s license with someone else’s name. “You got me a fake ID?” I wasn’t really surprised. James might take his role of Guardian seriously, but he never really understood or cared about a lot of the laws in my world.
“Of course I did. It wasn’t exactly difficult. So we should be all set for Friday night. In case you were wondering, the second ticket is for me.”
“Yeah, I figured that much. But James, do you realize how much trouble I’ll get in if I get caught?”
“Well, then, it’s a good thing you won’t be getting caught.”

Perilous Light is now up on Goodreads!

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Beckoning Light Giveaway!

To celebrate the upcoming release of Perilous Light later this month, I will be giving away 10 free e-book copies of Beckoning Light to the first 10 people that sign up to my mailing list (I only send an email to announce book releases).  I am so excited to share the new book with everyone in a few weeks!

Giveaway Closed! Thanks for stopping by everyone!!

Friday, March 2, 2012

Countdown to Perilous Light Release

Perilous Light releases in four weeks but until then there will be lots of Afterglow events going on including reviews, excerpts, interviews and giveaways!