Thursday, 1 January 2015

Happy New Year with Evernight!

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Happy New Year from Evernight!

Now that the Christmas cookies are gone, gifts unwrapped, and your holiday visitors have left, you’ve earned some well-deserved TLC. Evernight authors not only have the cure for your holiday hangover, they have fantastic new books for your 2015 reading list, too!

Be sure to visit every stop on the hop and answer each question. The more you blogs you hop, the more chances to win the GRAND PRIZE of an iPad Mini sponsored by Evernight Publishing (one entry per blog). Plus, hop each blog for a host of other fabulous prizes.

So sink into your favorite chair and enjoy your holiday hangover!


Welcome to 2015! It's going to be a big year; I feel it in my gut. I saw 2014 as my re-entry into the writing world, after taking most of 2013 off for personal reasons. So I want 2015 to be the year that I really just throw myself back into it all, step up the pace, push myself, and write the projects that I'm passionate about.

What does that mean for Evernight readers? First and foremost, it means a return to the URBAN WOLF series. Last year saw the release of my Free Read, PHANTOM FEARS, and whilst I don't rule out writing more short stories set in the Urban Wolf world, my main focus for 2015 is going to be another full-length novel and a spin-off novella. The novel (working title Black Dog) will take us back to Ayla's point of view and open up the world even further than BLOOD HUNT did. I have a ton of fun ideas for this book, drawing on my love of folklore and werewolf myth, and I already have about 8k written.

The spin-off novella (working title In Cold Blood) will introduce two new characters and explore a part of werewolf society that Ayla is (as yet) unaware of. It should be really good fun, a challenge to me, and exciting for fans of the series too. I'm so looking forward to getting back into this series and bringing all new characters, plots, and adventures to the readers who've enjoyed Ayla and Shannon's adventures so far. I hope you'll be excited to meet Jaya and Aisling when you meet them! 

Want a sneak preview? Okay! Here's a little glimpse into In Cold Blood.

He leaned back in his chair, eyeing her suspiciously. “My nan used to talk about brownies and hobgoblins,” he said, “the Good People, she called them. Used to leave a saucer of cream and stale bread out for them every night, to keep away bad luck. And that was after you people came out of the closet, so to speak.”

“What’s your point?” she asked. “You think a brownie killed Marie Hendry?”

“No, but something that isn’t human did. When you wolves showed up, my nan thought it was just a matter of time before the Sidhe and the dragons appeared too.” He sounded faintly amused now. “Me, I thought that was bollocks, but here we are. Werewolves are real and dead girls with no blood are filling up the North of Britain.”


Enter for a chance to win Evernight’s GRAND PRIZE of an iPad Mini and my blog prize by answering this question (be sure to include your email address to be eligible to win):

My question for you is simple: what are you most looking forward to in 2015? 

I'll pick one winner from the comments who will receive any title of their choice from my Evernight backlist, as well as a £10 Evernight gift certificate!

Your Holiday Hangover continues here:

89 comments:

  1. I'm looking forward to being an Aunt for the first time!! I'm so excited!! Happy New Year!! Christy_love14@hotmail.com

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    1. Christy, I became an aunt for the first time in 2014 - it's awesome!

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  2. I am looking forward to traveling.
    debby236 at hotmail dot com

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    1. Have fun! Hope you get to go to some amazing places.

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  3. i am looking forward to still being employed in 2015

    parisfan_ca@yahoo.com

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    1. I hope it turns into a great year for you!

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  4. being with my kids. I have one leaving high school and three starting school. love watching them all grow and learn something new

    dennisntabitha28@yahoo.com

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    1. Enjoy it all, Tabitha! Sounds like it's going to be a busy year :)

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  5. I'm looking forward to a year of improving health.
    suz2(at)cox(dot)net

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    1. Me too - I have lots of work to do on that front!

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  6. The birth of my second child. She is due at the end of March. I am also looking forward to finding new authors. Books help keep me sane when the family is driving me up a wall.
    kaylyndavis1986@yahoo.com

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    1. Congratulations (in advance!) for your new daughter!

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  7. I'm looking forward to finally paying down credit cards.

    bookreader537@gmail.com

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    1. An excellent goal! Good luck with it :)

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  8. More naughty books. esseboo@yahoo.com

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  9. I am looking forward to learning to cook healthier.

    jmesparza821 at gmail dot com

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  10. Books books and hmm perhaps a boyfriend.

    kitsune_no_sora @ yahoo

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    1. Hope you get all the books and the boyfriend of your dreams!

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  11. I'm looking forward to the family vacation where we get to see our extended family. Happy New Year!
    haleymiller354@yahoo.com

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  12. My husband is going to be retiring later this year, so we will be looking at moving, so looking forward to finding a new house.
    skpetal at hotmail dot com

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    1. Have fun looking! We moved house last year - lots of energy needed, but so worth it.

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  13. I am looking forward to finishing grad school and enjoying my new grandbaby! Going to be a great year!
    Mel
    bournmelissa at hotmail dot com

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    1. Sounds like it'll be a huge year! Good luck and congratulations!

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  14. Looking forward to a year of better health and less pain! I know it will happen!
    Happy New Year!
    whitk2227(at)outlook(dot)com

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  15. I have no big plans or events that I know about, so just the latest books by all my favorite authors.

    acm05atjuno.com

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  16. Looking forward to getting a new job and reducing my TBR pile!
    dark_princess_rosie@yahoo.com

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  17. Happy New Year! I'm lookinf forward to live healthier and have my own barrier free home. My email is raion.noir@gmail.com

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  18. I'm hoping for some answers to what is causing health issues.
    hopkins.ab@gmail.com

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    1. Eek, I've been there. I hope you get your answers.

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  19. Hopefully traveling to see my family...deborahetta61@gmail.com

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    1. Have fun - sounds like a great goal!

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  20. Hopefully traveling to see my family...deborahetta61@gmail.com

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  21. Looking forward to a relaxing vacation.

    mythic021@gmail.com

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  22. I am really excited to start 2015 as someone who is 50 years young. When I turned 50 in October I felt like everything that happens from here on out will be nothing but the best years yet. I don’t know why 50 makes me feel like a different person but I can’t wait to see what the New Year brings with it.

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    1. Amazing attitude, Marnie! Have a fantastic year!

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  23. I' m looking forward to going back to school and getting my degree. Can't wait
    asmith98574@gmail.com

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  24. I'm looking forward to catching up on my read plus looking out for new and exciting books to buy.
    ShirleyAnn(at)speakman40(dot)freeserve(dot)co(dot)uk

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    1. Same - always looking out for new authors to try!

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  25. I am looking forward to better health this year.

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  26. I am looking forward to a cruise to the Caribbean in the summer.
    Thanks for being part of this fun hop and for the chance to win. <^_^>
    reneebennett35 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  27. I'm hoping to travel more!

    Trix, vitajex(at)Aol(Dot)com

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  28. Hoping to lose some of the weight I gained in 2014. And to take my family in vacation.

    lisa.mancl1@gmail.com

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  29. I'm looking forward to traveling more this year to visit with family & friends that live in other states! <3

    Hope you have a great 2015! =)
    Brandi
    BLeigh1130 at yahoo dot com

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  30. What I am looking forward to most was answered in another blog post, but I will repeat here. I want to see my mother in law make it one more year. I love her so much. laura.striplin@gmail.com

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  31. I look forward to traveling more
    1006penguins(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. I hope you get to visit some great places!

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  32. Looking forward to a family trip to Disney!

    beckerjo at verizon dot net

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  33. I'm looking forward to finishing up old projects to completion.

    Happy New Year!

    ~flikchick~

    toonsgirl1(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Oh yes, I have a long list of those myself!

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  34. Looking forward to reading and finishing some projects (redoing antique furniture)

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    1. Wow, sounds very cool and interesting!

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  35. I'm wishing for a better year for my Mom - easing her stress and maybe (if I'm lucky) winning the lottery for her. Also, reading lots of great books & discovering new authors.

    nmc69 (at) sbcglobal (dot) net

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  36. I'm looking forward to a new grand baby. dustykattc@hotmail.com

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    1. Congratulations on the new family member :)

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  37. I'm looking forward to my new niece this year.
    sstrode at scrtc dot com

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  38. I'm looking forward to travel to Beijing in 2015. Thanks for the giveaway!
    bimmergrlmd at gmail dot com

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    1. Wow, such an exciting destination! Have an amazing time!

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  39. I'm looking forward to moving back up north! gcompolongo@yahoo.com

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  40. I am looking forward to my grandparents 80th birthdays
    bmiller44@hotmail.com

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    1. Have a great time with them, Kat :)

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  41. It sounds intriguing. Good luck with your writing this year, Naomi! :)
    I am most looking forward to purchasing a house.
    Thank you for participating in the hop and for the great giveaway.
    trb0917 at gmail dot com

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    1. Thanks, Tina, and good luck with your house hunting!

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  42. I'm looking forward to getting married this year..fingers crossed.

    Kyratinker36@gmail.com

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    1. Oooh! I'll keep my fingers crossed for you too!

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  43. watching my nieces & nephews grow.
    drainbamaged.gyzmo at gmail.com

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  44. Graduating with my AA.

    tiger-chick-1(at)hotmail(dot)com

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