I’m thrilled to announce that RIVE, the sequel to RUA, is out in the world — like right now!
Release Day Blitz for CATALYST by Jennifer Snyder!
Sometimes who we really are lies buried
just beneath the surface…
After learning she’s inherited a house
in the beachside town of Soul Harbor, Georgia, Addison Harmon and her best
friend decided to take a much needed vacation before the pressures of life
after high school suffocate them too heavily.
But what Addison finds isn’t a chance to recoup from a bad
break up and hang out with her best friend while she decides what she wants to
do with her future. What she finds is Kace Sullivan—a sexy guy she can’t seem
to get enough of—someone who with one touch reveals a seductive world full of
magick and secrets Addison isn’t sure she’s ready to be a part of.
(New Adult/Mature Young Adult: Contains sexual situations, mild language, and underage drinking.)
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Snyder lives in North Carolina were she spends most of her time writing new
adult and young adult fiction, reading, and struggling to stay on top of
housework. She is a tea lover with an obsession for Post-it notes and smooth
writing pens. Jennifer lives with her husband and two children, who endure
listening to songs that spur inspiration on repeat and tolerate her love for
all paranormal, teenage-targeted TV shows.
Hello, all. New Adult is really picking up steam. Check out this new release by Laura Howard. I’ve not seen another book until now based on the same legend that RUA and RIVE are. Looks interesting, no?
Allison O’Malley’s plan is to go to grad school so she can get a good job and take care of her schizophrenic mother. She has carefully closed herself off from everything else, including a relationship with Ethan, who she’s been in love with for as long as she can remember.
What is definitely not part of the plan is the return of her long-lost father, who claims he can bring Allison’s mother back from the dark place her mind has gone. Allison doesn’t trust her father, so why would she believe his stories about a long forgotten Irish people, the Tuatha de Danaan? But truths have a way of revealing themselves. Secrets will eventually surface. And Allison must learn to set aside her plan and work with her father if there is even a small chance it could restore her mother’s sanity.
Laura Howard lives in New Hampshire with her husband and four children. Her obsession with books began at the age of 6 when she got her first library card. Nancy Drew, Sweet Valley High and other girly novels were routinely devoured in single sittings. Books took a backseat to diapers when she had her first child. It wasn’t until the release of a little novel called Twilight, 8 years later, that she rediscovered her love of fiction. Soon after, her own characters began to make themselves known. The Forgotten Ones is her first published novel.
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RIVE, the RUA sequel is coming out in May. That’s right, next MONTH!
I have a confession. I suffer from a “super woman” complex.
My little complex is born from pressure: some innate, some cultural.
In modern US culture, admitting to failure is not an option. We’ve all heard “keep trying, and you can make it happen!” or “you can do anything as long as you work hard!” People who admit to failure are criticized, ridiculed, and less respected.
When you put that in context of our overachieving, work-obsessed society, it becomes a particularly ludicrous notion
I can only speak from the context of a woman, though I suspect that men suffer from similar pressures framed in a different way.
Women are supposed to beautiful, thin and healthy, and now, thanks to some prolific celebrities that still sport bikinis and line-free faces well into their fifties, we’re not allowed to age. We’re supposed to be driven, go to college, and develop our own careers. When we have families, we’re to snap back into a size four, forge ahead with our careers, and balance the needs of our children. Don’t forget to nurture you marriage and take care of yourself at the same time! If you decide to stay home with your children, you might be criticized and accused of “wasting” your education. If you go back to work, you might be judged for “letting someone else raise your kids” (a particularly horrid thing to say, but that’s for another post). If you decide not to get married or not to have children, people will barrage you with rude questions and are quick to impose their judgments on you.
I grew up in this culture, and combining it with my own psychology, developed a “super woman” complex. Since school and corporate work-life pressures are no longer in the picture, I made new ones for myself. Go me!
When I was very young, I actually believed I could do anything if I worked really hard. After a series of failures (YES, I failed, and I’m not afraid to admit it!), I learned better.
I bounced back after my daughter was born, consulting while mostly staying at home with my daughter, working during off-hours when my husband came home from work. It was so awesome. I felt so good. My business thrived.
So what did I do? Pushed even harder, even though I was already exhausted and sleep-deprived. I published two books, actively marketed them, started working on sequels, got a dog, and started training for a half-marathon, all while being a full-time mom and still working. YES! I will be that healthy, skinny, picture-perfect woman who can DO ANYTHING and BE AWESOME and PERFECT and DO IT ALL WITHOUT ANY HELP because I’M A ROCK STAR!
But I can’t.
I’m tired. I’m run down. I feel sick most days, because it’s too much. I failed. Again.
It’s a different kind of failure, because it comes from a place of stupidity. Unlike the characters I write about, I’m not a super human, I’m just me. I’m a person: A person who needs to sleep (on occasion), a person who needs to relax, a person who needs to be loved, a person who needs to earn an income to help support my family.
I can’t do it all, and I don’t want to.
I’m simplifying life.
I finally have childcare because it’s okay to not do everything myself. We are moving closer to family so we have more support. I’m not running the half-marathon. I’m going to exercise without pushing myself to exhaustion. I’m going to eat healthy without obsessing over calorie counts. I’ve gone to the doctor to get blood work to make sure the overwhelming fatigue is not due to an underlying illness. I’m going to take better care of myself. I’m going to spend less time on social media — my books can market themselves for a while. The sequels will be written and published, just a littler later than I originally planned, and because I’m no longer rushing to get them done, they’re going to be better. And that’s okay. It’s all okay.
I’m not a super woman, I’m Miranda.
I’ve had a lot of people ask me this questions. Is FLEE a series? The answer is YES. It’s in the works….
Another week, another free book – YAY!
FLEE is FREE (say that five times fast!) on Kindle for a limited time. Grab a copy while you can!
RUA is FREE on Kindle for a limited time. It’s a great opportunity to read it before RIVE comes out!
I’ve had this cover since last fall, but I wasn’t ready to share in until now. It’s the same lovely model on the RUA cover and beautiful photography and artwork by Claudia McKinney at Phatpuppy Art.
What do you think? Watch for RIVE later on this Spring!
Celeste is not your ordinary teenage girl.
She’s part of a hidden world.
Something is after her kind.
Only she can stop it.
Celeste is new to the hidden world of the Tuatha and Sidhe, a people only thought to exist in Celtic mythology. With her adoptive family and boyfriend Rylan by her side, she travels to Ireland to meet her fellow Tuatha. Her happy orientation is shattered with a brutal murder and ensuing chaos in the Sidhe world.
Rifts form with her loved ones as she copes with her rapidly increasing powers and shifting position. In the midst of the upheaval, Celeste and her friends must discover who seeks to destroy the Tuatha and open the seam between the human and Sidhe world with deadly consequences.
RIVE is the romantic, action-packed sequel to RUA you’ve been waiting for! Coming spring 2013.
Prepare yourselves for epic beauty!
She thought the people she loved would always be there.
She was wrong.
Just as Meredith begins to embrace her new world, her life is again turned upside down. She finds herself traveling across the world to pursue the one person who has the knowledge and power to help her. As Meredith struggles with who to trust and what to do next, she is unaware that the biggest battle of her life is fast approaching.
Isn’t that gorgeous? Like seriously? I can’t wait to read it! I’ve been looking forward to it ever since I read SWIFT, and now I want to read it even more!
Don’t forget to check out the lovely and talented Heather London and her amazing books at her website and add CREST on Goodreads!