Friday, November 28, 2014

#ThatMomentWhenYouRealizeYouWontBeFinishingNaNo

So...the hashtag says it all. I got my puppy at the beginning of November, and I didn't have time to write at all. Then things settled in, and I got a lot of work done, then I didn't.

Let's just say...I'm sad. My fourth year and I won't be able to finish. I know a lot of people don't end up finishing, and that's okay. I just really wanted to do it agian this year, BUT, my puppy is very important to me, and I will finish this book, I won't give up on it. :)

How is everyone, by the way? The puppy keeps me away from all of you lovely people.

-Madison xoxo

Friday, October 31, 2014

Halloween Sale!!

BOO!!

Did I scare you

I have something special for all of you! For the next week the Two Rings series. (Shadow Future, Dim Future, My Future, Our Future) will be 0.99, (if it wasn't already) on Kindle!! :D

Links are up in the tabs above! ^.^ It may take Kindle a while to get things going, as always! Just be patient. :)

-Madison xoxo

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Romancing Halloween Blog Hop! Oct. 25th - Nov. 1st!



Halloween is my favorite holiday (aside from Thanksgiving). I love dressing up, that's my favorite part of the whole thing. And oh, the candy. Horror movies was never something I enjoyed, they scare the crap out of me, and I never watch them. BUT, I do love the dark. It's fascinating, and when I created my beings for my Two Rings series, one of them had to be of the dark. OverShadowers. And of course, they're counter parts, Undimmed.

To learn more about OverShadowers, check out, Shadow Future:



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Also, a book that's more paranormal, and not as dark, you can check out The Storm, where my characters have paranormal storm powers!

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Check out the other blogs in the Romancing Halloween Blog Hop!

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-Madison xoxo

Friday, October 24, 2014

Current WIP, and NaNo!!!!!

As you all know, I love NaNo. It's the highlight of my writing year. I love being pressured to write all the words and reach my goal!

So, I am VERY excited to be doing it again this year! This would be my 4th year doing it, and I am really excited. :)

Are you doing NaNo? If so, what's your word goal? I'm going for the 50k if I can do it! Since I am getting a puppy and puppies take up a lot of time. ;)

As for my current WIP, if I could finish this book before November 1st, I would be doing NaNo. But, I have decided to not finish my current WIP, because I ended up hating it as I got into it. The characters were doing all sorts of things I didn't like, and if you are a writer, you will understand this. Characters don't do what we want, they do what they want. Simple. And the whole process of the book totally didn't go the way I wanted, BUT, that's okay. Because I got super far in it, almost 30k, which I am very proud of. And since my break from writing all those months ago, I'm very proud of myself. ^.^

So that being said, I am READY for NaNo! Let's do this thing!

-Madison xoxo

PS: Here's a picture of my puppy to be:


Her name is Charlie. :) <3

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Frostbite - Coming December 20th

That's right, a new book. Woah, boom, bang, pow!

It's the book that comes right after The Hurricane, The Storm Saga Book 2. It's about five years later, and it's from Felix's POV.

You're excited now, aren't you?

The summary is highlighted in white, to avoid spoilers, aren't I nice?

Things have gone smoothly for the Walters after they had their two children, Nevaeh and Zachary. No signs of powers, and no government agents coming after their family. It's normal, Felix has a job, and Millicent watches the children. But when Millicent gets an offer she doesn't want to refuse, and Felix tells her that it's not a good idea, the two start to fight, and the family seems to be falling apart bit by bit. Felix tries to fix the problem, tries to make things better, but Millicent doesn't have it.

When Millicent leaves, and Felix is left alone, it's up to their children to bring them together again, but not in a way anyone was excepting.

And here is the gorgeous cover that Hope made for it last minute!!


Frostbite will be out on the 20th of December! Just around the time snow comes along. Hehe. ;)

-Madison xoxo






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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

STARS - Cover Reveal! + Giveaway!

It's the moment you've all been waiting for!

I'm now going to reveal the cover of my upcoming YA standalone, STARS.

Are you ready?

Summary first, as always:

After the death of the King, Myra knows what she has to do. His son, Torren, Myra’s past best friend, will take the throne. But first, he has to marry Princess Arora, and Myra. His Mistress. Things have been like this as long as Myra can remember, there was a Mistress before her, and so on. The Queen doesn’t have the children, the Mistresses do, and then they get stars. One for marrying, one for completing the marriage, and one for bearing an heir. Myra’s known her fate from the moment she was taken into the royal family after the rebellion years ago.

After they marry, things start to change. The way the royals live is different now, less old fashioned, more modern. Myra is excited for this change, maybe things will be different, maybe she will be able to keep her future child instead of having to give it over to Arora like she should. But after a trip to Arora’s family, Myra finds out something that will ruin her forever.

She tries to hide her fate from Torren, and from Arora. And with a new rebellion rising up at the same time, it’s easy to. But when a rebel by the name of Carter says she’s the key to helping restore the former royal family back to the throne, Myra is faced with an impossible choice.

Stay with Torren and die with him and the Senile when the rebels attack, or join the rebels, and fight for a future that she never thought she’d be apart of.

Will Myra choose love, or duty?

And here is the cover! Hope did such a great job with the cover!!




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-Madison xoxo

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Fillicent Scene!

I wrote this out of nowhere the other night. And decided to share!

It takes place in the middle of Thunder & Lightning (The Storm Saga #1.5) It's during their wedding night, of obvi, I don't write sex scenes, so it's not that. So don't worry, peeps. You can always count on me for that! ^.^

Enjoy!!

~~~

When the dress slipped to the floor, and his coat and a shirt came off, I literally couldn't breathe. I had only seen men without their shirts at war times, when they were being fixed up. I never went anywhere that men might be showing more than in thought proper. I never even saw my brothers without their shirts on, our heritage was so drilled into us I ha d never seen a chest before. Ever. I felt silly, thinking those things, but when Felix leaned back from kissing my shoulder, I reached out and tentatively touched him, it wasn't much, since he was still really a boy according to these times, but he was a man to me. My husband. My Felix. My thunder. 

He touched my hand as I trailed my fingers down his chest. "You seem a little shocked." He whispered. I nodded and bit my lip. He took his other hand and carefully put it on my waist and goosebumps went up my entire body. "Millicent," he whispered. I didn't know who was in more of a state of shock, him or me. I knew he's never seen a girl with a bikini, he told me he wanted to be careful, so seeing me in just my undergarments was driving him insane. And touching me no less. 

"I don't...I don't know..." He stammered softly.

"Me too," so I just leaned forward and kissed him. That helped him get back to routine. He explored new parts of me, and I explored new parts of him, until we both didn't have any clothes on and I was in the bed, and he was hovering over me and we just kissed. "I love you," he whispered to me. "I love you too." I whispered back. My thunder. My everything. We continued all night, things were awkward and were confusing but the fact that we were both doing this together and for the first time made it all worth it. I loved him, and he loved me. And that's all that mattered.

~~~

Got inspired from reading DELUGE. Lisa never ceases never to inspire me! Hope you liked, if you didn't, that's alright, I wrote this just for fun. :)

Happy Tuesday!

-Madison xoxo

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Cover Reveal: FRAGILE REIGN by Stacey O'Neale!

We're thrilled to help reveal the cover for FRAGILE REIGN (Mortal Enchantment #2) by Stacey O'Neale! Check out the cover below, and let us know what you think in the comments. Then be sure to enter the giveaway for a chance to win a $100 Amazon or B&N gift card!

Details about the cover, from author Stacey O'Neale:

In case you're curious about the cover, the model represents Marcus. The background represents the woodland court and the caves at the bottom are where the members of the royal family live. I chose caves because the woodland court protects the forests of the world. I didn't think they would choose to cut down trees to make a castle, so the massive caves worked out nicely. If you zoom in, you can see where the doors and windows are cut out. The inside is very lavish. If you read FRAGILE REIGN, you'll learn all about it.
FRAGILE REIGN (Mortal Enchantment #2) by Stacey O'Neale | November 18, 2014
It’s been a week since all hell broke loose… Rumors of King Taron’s weakened powers have left the air court vulnerable. Kalin is desperate to awaken her akasha powers, except she doesn’t know how. Tension within the court is at an all-time high. Pressure is mounting for her to ascend to the throne, but a halfling has never ruled over any court. To solidify her position, the council has advised her to marry Sebastian—a high ranking air elemental she’s never met and her betrothed. Will Kalin sacrifice her relationship with Rowan to strengthen her court? Rowan and Marcus return to a fire court in turmoil. Liana’s death has fueled the fire elementals’ distrust against the air and woodland courts. The unbalanced elements have set off natural disasters all over the mortal world. Rowan takes the throne to restore balance, promising to unite the fire court. But not all elementals are happy with his leadership. Many are secretly loyal to Valac, which means Rowan needs to find allies for his cause. Can Rowan unify the court of fire before the elements destroy the world?
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Be sure to add FRAGILE REIGN to your TBR on Goodreads, or pre-order on Amazon! The prequel novella, THE SHADOW PRINCE, is currently free on Amazon, and you can also read MORTAL ENCHANTMENT for free if you have Kindle Unlimited.

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About the Author

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Stacey O’Neale lives in Annapolis, Maryland. When she’s not writing, she spends her time fangirling over books, blogging, watching fantasy television shows, cheering for the Baltimore Ravens, and hanging out with her husband and daughter.
Her career in publishing started as a blogger-turned-publicist for two successful small publishers. Stacey writes young adult paranormal romance and adult science fiction romance. Her books always include swoon-worthy heroes, snarky heroines, and lots of kissing.
Stacey loves hearing from readers. Follow her on Twitter @StaceyONeale, look for her on Facebook, Pinterest, and GoodReads. You can also visit her blog at http://staceyoneale.com/.

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-Madison xoxo

Monday, September 1, 2014

Stars Cover Reveal!!

IT'S HAPPENING. FOR REAL. YES, IT'S HAPPENING.

The cover reveal of STARS, my YA standalone is cominggggggggg.

Yes, no summary just yet, because like, I don't know how to summarize the awesomeness that is in my baby. So...you'll just have to trust me on it, yes? YAY!

You can sign up HERE. The reveal will be on the 30th of this month, so plenty of time to sign up and tell your friends and what not. ^.^ I will send out the info a few days before, so don't worry! I won't leave you scrambling to get things done!

Don't forget to add it on Goodreads!

Thank you all so much for all you've done for me thus far!

-Madison xoxo

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Tiny update

Hello there!

I'm sure you're all sick of my health book updates, believe me, I am too. But, I just want to make sure you all know what's going on.

I sent STARS to the editor a few days ago, so shell start editing and then I will get to sharing it with all of you!

Which brings me to the health part of this blog post, I will only be focusing on STARS for the moment. Which is all I can seem to focus on without running away in terror. But I'm just happy I'm able to focus on a book and you guys at all. BUT, that doesn't mean I'm giving up on my other series, or future ones. I'm just trying to slide back into things slowly, so I don't overwhelm myself. :)

So, with that, ill be setting up a cover reveal for STARS here very soon, and then we'll get goong!

Thank you all for being so patient with me! You guys rock!

-Madison xoxo

Monday, August 18, 2014

{Blog Tour} The Poisoned Emerald by Sarena and Sasha Nauna + Interview

Good morning everyone! I am very excited to be part of this blog tour! I had a chance to interview one of the main characters from the Pendant Trilogy, Arica!

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Favourite Colour?
Purple! My mom always makes me a purple birthday cake each year, since it's my favourite colour!

Favourite pastime?
I don't think I could choose just one. Maybe archery--I have my own target board! I also really like drawing (usually scenes from plays).

What subject do you enjoy most at school?
Easy! I love drama class. It's always been a dream of mine to become an actress.

What are your magical powers?

I'm still getting used to them, to be honest! I don't really want to give away my power to those who haven't read my story ... they might get a bit freaked out that magic exists! Let's just say I can lift my favourite sketchbook without having to touch it!

Do you enjoy reading? If so, what genre?
I wish I spent more time reading. I read some plays here and there, and screenplays and things like that. Science fiction or any speculative fiction is also cool. To be honest, I'd rather spend time practicing archery or acting ... that's why I'm at an academy for the arts! 

Thanks for the interview, Madison!  

Thank you for stopping by Arica!

Want to learn more about Arica and the rest? Read The Gemstone and The King's Jewel now!


And follow these lovely ladies on Twitter!

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The poison is spreading....

I wrapped myself in the portal’s embrace and felt my feet land on a new surface. I stood on a sandy beach that was wet and damp, causing the ground to stick to my shoes. The portal snapped shut, and I felt misty rain dance on my shoulders. Thunder sounded from overhead, and before I could comprehend the impending storm, a gash of lightning hit the hill just to the right of the river. The ground quaked below me before an explosion of sand burst from the ground.

AS WINTER ARRIVES Arica Miller is back to regular school life at Hill Valley. After resolving the disappearance of the King’s Jewel and returning it safely, Arica doesn’t expect anything else to go wrong. Too soon does Arica learn that a great evil—a poison—has spread through the Sorcerers Underworld, threatening to take away all magic. And worse, the only person who can save the magical world has been kidnapped: the king. In order to find the king, Arica and her friends must follow an ancient prophecy in which they must defeat vicious creatures, travel through mysterious forests, and restore peace to the poisoned land—no matter how dangerous it could be … In this final installment of The Pendant Trilogy, Arica learns of dark pasts, unknowable futures, and the truth of the pendant’s origin. Arica doesn’t have much time left—and if she fails, the mortal and the magical worlds are both at stake.

-Madison xoxo

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Madison? Who?

Yeah, that's probably that you all were thinking when I popped up onto the world wide web yesterday.

I am Madison Louise, and I am back.

For real this time.

I hope.

Just like in my blog post I posted back on June 2nd, I've been having some anxiety issues, since my last blog post, I'm doing way better. It's hard to explain exactly why I couldn't do certain things, I just can't. It doesn't make any sense to even me.

BUT, I am going to do my best to be there for all of you! I know I had a lot of book plans, but some of those will have to be put on hold until I am 100% better again. Which will hopefully be sometime in October when I can lower down my dosage of meds. Woooo.

STARS will still be released, I promise. In 2015 like I said. I have a cover and it is amazing and I forgot about it until now. Haha. I am a terrible author.

I am going to be really busy these next two weeks with band camp and church camp, but I will try to be there for you all as much as I can!

Lots of love,

-Madison xoxo

Monday, June 2, 2014

I'm Backish!

Hello there, readers!

I am just going to be honest with you. The reason I took a break from the Twitter, writing and Facebook and just connecting with all you wonderful people is because of a personal thing.

I have anxiety, and it was getting so bad that I couldn't do anything. Not even being home helped, I couldn't stand it, and going places was awful and I hated it. I am doing amazingly better now, and I have meds now that are helping me get through this. But even after the meds started working, I still had a tinge of anxiety left, and I couldn't even get on Twitter and talk to any of you. I would get on there and get overwhelmed by all the tweets and all the things I had to do. But, summer started today, and I am determined to be on more and to interact with you and jump back into things, and I know that God will help me through all of this, and I miss you all a whole lot.

The Two Rings series is finished, and that really took some stress off of me. The Storm Saga is still in the works, I had big plans for it, but I'm not sure when I will be able to finish writing the fourth book, and then the fifth. But two books are already written and I will do my best to get them all edited for you as soon as I am up to it.

STARS is still going to be in the making, there might be a publishing deal in there somewhere, if things work out. So I will let you all know about that as soon as I can! I know if I had someone publishing it for me, and editing it for me, it would really unstress my life, and things would go a whole lot smoother.

As of right now, I am back on Twitter and I am very excited to be back with you all! I apologize for the break, and I hope you forgive me. :)

Happy Summer everyone!

-Madison xoxo

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Taking a break

Hello there lovely readers!

I am writing this blog post to inform you that I won't be on social media very much. As you probably have noticed, I haven't been much on as of late. Just here and there, I'm having trouble focusing on so many things as once lately, so it's been hard to update you all and write and read and all that.

But rest assured, I will continue to write when I can, and to edit when I can. Summer is coming and it's going to be a busy one but I'm excited for it!

I will still be lingering on Twitter, since it's connected with my phone. So send me stuff on there, and I'll be able to get it. :)

Thank you all so much for being so awesome!

-Madison xoxo

Thursday, May 8, 2014

DIVIDE {Blog Tour - Simple Showcase}

From senior class president to dejected social outcast, with just the flick of a match.

After accusations of torching her ex-boyfriend’s home are followed by the mysterious poisoning of her ex-best friend, seventeen-year-old Holland Briggs assumes her life is over. And it is. But not in the way she thinks.

As Holland learns the truth about her cursed fate—that she is descended from the Beast most have only ever heard of in fairytales—she unites with an unlikely ally, good-looking newcomer Mick Stevenson. 

Mick knows more about Holland’s twisted history than she does, and enlightening as it is to learn about, his suggestion for a cure is unsettling at best. Holland must fall in love with Mick in order to break the spell, and save their future generations from repeating her cursed fate. Having sworn off love after the betrayals of her ex-boyfriend and ex-best friend, this may be difficult to accomplish. 

Complicating things further for Holland and Mick, time runs out, and Holland’s change begins way before schedule. With Holland quickly morphing into a dangerous mythical creature, Mick struggles to save her.

Should they fail, Holland will be lost to the beast inside her forever.










I am very excited to read this book!

Jessa Russo believes in fairytales, ghosts, and Jake Ryan. She insists mimosas were created for Sundays, and that’s not up for discussion. She’s obsessed with the great city of New Orleans—where she’s collected too many beads to count, eventually married her sweetheart, and visited graveyards they don’t include on maps.

She’s loud, painfully honest, and passionate about living life to the fullest, because she’s seen how abruptly it can be taken away.

What began as a desire for reading and writing young adult paranormal has bled into stories of all kinds. From fantasy to pre-dystopian to erotic contemporary, Jessa’s stories always include romance, though she’s given up on pigeonholing her work into a category or genre box.

Jessa was born and raised in Southern California, and remains there to this day with her husband (a classic car fanatic), their daughter (a Tim Burton superfan), and a Great Dane who thinks he’s the same size as his Chihuahua sister.

ENTWINED, the final installment of Russo’s Ever Trilogy, will be released late 2014, as well as an erotic romance written under a pseudonym. Stay tuned! 

-Madison xoxo

Friday, May 2, 2014

Our Future is out!

Good morning and happy Friday, readers! Today marks a special day.

OUR FUTURE, the last book in the Two Rings series is out into the world. This day marks the day that I successfully finished a series. I am very happy.


Pearl Underwood just wants it all to be over. She escaped the OverShadowers, and Adskhan. But not without a price. She’s still Fastened to him, and the memory of what he did to her haunts her. Giving her nightmares, and not even being able to say his name. The only thing that seems to be holding her together is, Max. She tries to learn more about her powers, keep them balanced. It keeps her sane, keeps her hoping for a better future. But she still feels like she belongs nowhere, even in the place with all the other people like her.

Max just wants Pearl to be herself again. Adskhan took everything from her, and all that’s left of his Pearl is an empty shell. He wants to be there for her, holds her when she cries, and tries to make everything better. But when his brother says that it’s time to start gathering the Hybrids again, he knows he has to leave her. He knows that Adskahn will come for her again, and when he’s suddenly thrust into being head of the Hybrids, Max faces his biggest challenge yet.
Will Pearl and Max be able to get past all their fears and worries and be together? Or will those who took everything get what they finally want?


Buy links!!:

Kindle , Nook , Smashwords (I am still waiting on the paperback link)




Have a GREAT Friday everyone!

-Madison xoxo

Thursday, April 17, 2014

DIVIDE: Release Day Blitz!

DIVIDE IS LIVE! DIVIDE IS LIVE!



Today we're celebrating the release of DIVIDE--Jessa Russo's upper young adult fantasy fairytale redux of Beauty and the Beast (what a mouthful!)! 

Please join us all day (4/17) on Facebook for the Release Day CELEBRATION!!!
Author visits, surprises, and giveaways you don't want to miss!
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From senior class president to dejected social outcast, with just the flick of a match.

After accusations of torching her ex-boyfriend’s home are followed by the mysterious poisoning of her ex-best friend, seventeen-year-old Holland Briggs assumes her life is over. And it is. But not in the way she thinks.

As Holland learns the truth about her cursed fate—that she is descended from the Beast most have only ever heard of in fairytales—she unites with an unlikely ally, good-looking newcomer Mick Stevenson. 

Mick knows more about Holland’s twisted history than she does, and enlightening as it is to learn about, his suggestion for a cure is unsettling at best. Holland must fall in love with Mick in order to break the spell, and save their future generations from repeating her cursed fate. Having sworn off love after the betrayals of her ex-boyfriend and ex-best friend, this may be difficult to accomplish. 

Complicating things further for Holland and Mick, time runs out, and Holland’s change begins way before schedule. With Holland quickly morphing into a dangerous mythical creature, Mick struggles to save her.

Should they fail, Holland will be lost to the beast inside her forever.

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I am very excited to read this book! It sounds amazing, and so is the cover! Go check it out guys!

-Madison xoxo

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Mortal Enchantment by Stacey O'Neale - Cover Reveal!

Today, Stacey O'Neale and Phoenix Reign Publishing are revealing the cover for
MORTAL ENCHANTMENT, releasing on May 20, 2014!

Check out the awesome cover and enter to win a $50 Amazon or Barnes & Noble Gift Card!!!
On to the reveal!


This cover is amazing, and I am really excited for this book!!







“Mortal Enchantment spins a unique twist on elemental mythology. This series is not to be missed.”
Jennifer L. Armentrout, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author


In Kalin Matthew's world, elementals control the forces of nature. They are divided into four courts: air, woodland, fire, and water. At sixteen she will leave the life she's built with her mortal mother. Kalin will move to Avalon to rule with her father—the elemental king of the air court. Along the way, she's attacked by a fire court assassin and saved by Rowan, a swoon-worthy elemental with a questionable past.

Worst of all, she learns her father is missing.

To rescue him, Kalin will have to work with a judgmental council and a system of courts too busy accusing each other of deceit to actually be able to help her. But, they aren’t her biggest challenge. With the Midwinter’s Ball only five days away, Kalin must take over her father’s duties, which includes shifting control of the elements—power Kalin has yet to realize.

As Rowan attempts to train her, a war looms between the four courts. If Kalin fails, her father will die and the courts will fall, but the betrayal she’s about to uncover may cost her even more...


If you haven't read THE SHADOW PRINCE, you can download if NOW for FREE from Amazon and Barnes & Noble!!!
Every sacrifice has consequences.

Sixteen-year-old Rowan has spent most of his life living among the mortals—learning to control the element of fire, impatiently awaiting the day his vengeful mother, Queen Prisma, will abdicate her throne. When he finally returns to Avalon for his coronation, his mother insists he must first prove his loyalty to the court by completing a secret mission:

Kill Kalin, the half-human, half-elemental daughter of the air court king.

Willing to do anything to remove his mother from power, he agrees to sacrifice the halfling. He returns to the mortal world with his best friend, Marcus, determined to kill the princess. But as he devises a plan, he starts to question whether or not he's capable of completing such a heinous task. And what price he will pay if he refuses?

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Also available in PRINT from Amazon | Barnes & Noble




Stacey O'Neale lives in Annapolis, Maryland. When she's not writing, she spends her time fangirling over books, blogging, watching fantasy television shows, cheering for the Baltimore Ravens, and hanging out with her husband and daughter.
Her career in publishing started as a blogger-turned-publicist for two successful small publishers. Stacey writes young adult paranormal romance and adult science fiction romance. Her books always include swoon-worthy heroes, snarky heroines, and lots of kissing.

Stacey loves hearing from readers. Follow her on Twitter @StaceyONeale, look for her on Facebook, Pinterest, and GoodReads. You can also visit her blog at http://staceyoneale.com/.
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Monday, April 14, 2014

NEWS : Stars

Happy Monday everyone! It's raining here, a gloomy kind of rain. I feel sorry for Matthew, whatever is troubling him today.

I'm just going to jump right in:

I have some news concerning STARS, my YA standalone. Previously, I said it would come out late this year. But, since it is a long book, and I really want it to be edited and perfect as much is can for you, I have decided that it will be released in the Spring of 2015.

I know, I know. It's a LONG time from now, and I'm sad too. But I want this book to be the best it can be for all of you, so you'll love it as much as I do. I have some amazingly awesome editors and BETA's working on it, and I'm excited to share it with you. And the coverrrrr ahhh. Hope is amazingsauce.

BUT, I have some other news...news that I hope to share soon...news that talks about books...my books...

News that's not the news above is: The Storm Saga #3 is already written, and so is 2.5, as you may or may not know. And that means covers and titles and release dates! YAY! AND, Our Future (Two Rings #4) is releasing on the 25th of this month! This series was my very first, and though it's not perfect and bumpy and not edited very well, I want to see it through. And I hope you do too. Pearl has grown a lot, and I hope to write more of her and Max somewhere in the future.

You can add STARS here, The Storm Saga #3 here, #2.5 here, and Our Future, here.


Here, have a cute gif of little Batman running.

-Madison xoxo

Friday, March 28, 2014

Divide by Jessa Russo COVER REVEAL!

I am very happy to help reveal this cover!!!!

First, as always, the blurb:

From senior class president to dejected social outcast, with just the flick of a match.
After accusations of torching her ex-boyfriend’s home are followed by the mysterious poisoning of her ex-best friend, seventeen-year-old Holland Briggs assumes her life is over. And it is. But not in the way she thinks.
As Holland learns the truth about her cursed fate—that she is descended from the Beast most have only ever heard of in fairytales—she unites with an unlikely ally, good-looking newcomer Mick Stevenson. 
Mick knows more about Holland’s twisted history than she does, and enlightening as it is to learn about, his suggestion for a cure is unsettling at best. Holland must fall in love with Mick in order to break the spell, and save their future generations from repeating her cursed fate. Having sworn off love after the betrayals of her ex-boyfriend and ex-best friend, this may be difficult to accomplish. 
Complicating things further for Holland and Mick, time runs out, and Holland’s change begins way before schedule. With Holland quickly morphing into a dangerous mythical creature, Mick struggles to save her. 
Should they fail, Holland will be lost to the beast inside her forever.

This book sounds amazing, and I can't wait to read! Links:

Goodreads | Website | Twitter | Facebook 

Ok, now....for the COVER!







It's GORGEOUS! And I love the title being flipped on one side, really catches your eye!! And don't forget to check out the trailer below!!



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-Madison xoxo

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

The Shadow Prince by Stacey O'Neale - Release Day Party!


Today is release day for THE SHADOW PRINCE by Stacey O'Neale! I am so excited to help promote this amazing novella and enter to win a $50 Amazon or Barnes & Noble Gift Card!


 Every sacrifice has consequences.
Sixteen-year-old Rowan has spent most of his life living among the mortals—learning to control the element of fire, impatiently awaiting the day his vengeful mother, Queen Prisma, will abdicate her throne. When he finally returns to Avalon for his coronation, his mother insists he must first prove his loyalty to the court by completing a secret mission: Kill Kalin, the half-human, half-elemental daughter of the air court king. Willing to do anything to remove his mother from power, he agrees to sacrifice the halfling. He returns to the mortal world with his best friend, Marcus, determined to kill the princess. But as he devises a plan, he starts to question whether or not he's capable of completing such a heinous task. And what price he will pay if he refuses?







Available for FREE on Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble
Also available in PRINT from Amazon



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Stacey O'Neale lives in Annapolis, Maryland. When she's not writing, she spends her time fangirling over books, blogging, watching fantasy television shows, cheering for the Baltimore Ravens, and hanging out with her husband and daughter.
Her career in publishing started as a blogger-turned-publicist for two successful small publishers. Stacey writes young adult paranormal romance and adult science fiction romance. Her books always include swoon-worthy heroes, snarky heroines, and lots of kissing.
Stacey loves hearing from readers. Follow her on Twitter @StaceyONeale, look for her on Facebook, Pinterest, and GoodReads. You can also visit her blog at http://staceyoneale.com/.

Saturday, March 15, 2014

The Hurricane is HERE! + Giveaway

IT'S HERE! IT'S FINALLY HERE! *flails* I hope you're excited!! I know I AM. I am SO excited to share the rest of Millicent's and her families lives with you!

BOOK TWO IN THE STORM SAGA BY MADISON LOUISE.

Ever since the storm that changed Millicent, and her brother’s lives, giving them storm powers, Millicent had never been truly happy, but with Felix back, and all of them together, things were just like they used to be before the storm—minus the 17th century—it was time to try school again, but together this time, and without everything that almost separated them again. But just as everything was falling back into a normal steady pace, things start to fall apart again. A new enemy, Tyler, doesn’t want them to be around, he wants them dead, wants to finish what his cousins failed to do months before.

Millicent tells the others to start training, getting ready for the fight that is sure to come, but things fall apart farther and farther, until Millicent is just holding onto a thread, and that thread is Felix. But only for a time. Because sometimes, even love has its limits. Even though that love had time to grow and strengthen.

With the new threat looming over their heads, the family scattered, Millicent isn’t sure how this will end happily, for her, for Felix, for her family. Especially with something comes into Felix and Millicent’s life, and changes it forever. 

Will they all be able to come together again, and face the threat? Or will they bend to those who wish to destroy them?








Here's The Hurricane's playlist!
 




And I have GIVEAWAYS FOR YOU! One for US and Canada, and the other is INT'L! Make sure you enter the one that best works out for you! You can enter both if you are able.




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Thanks to everyone who helped spread the word!! <3 And to you all wonderful readers!!

-Madison xoxo

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Yay, books!

Happy Thursday!

As I was getting THE HURRICANE ready to be available to everyone, I noticed that I can now do expanded distribution. Which, I am very happy about! It goes out to libraries, online stores and bookstores now, with the help of Createspace.

But sad part is, I had to up the price on them for the same reason. (just for paperbacks, ebooks are the same!) They're more now, but I think it's worth it, considering they're going out to a lot of places! I will post the new links as soon as they are available!

I am furiously getting THE HURRICANE ready for you to read! Don't forget to sign up to help me spread the word. What do you need to help? A Twitter and/or Facebook account or even blog! All I'm going to send you is the buy links, cover and summary! SUPER EASY.

Just fill out the form here.

Have a good rest of your day!

-Madison xoxo

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

The Hurricane Release Week!!!!

I am SO excited to share the rest of Millicent and her family's story with you! Since I wrote THE STORM back in 2012, I have been so excited to share these awesome events, characters, and stories with you!

THE HURRICANE has a lot of twists and turns, and a cliff hanger at the end that I know a lot of people will kill me for. Muwahaha.

So, without further ado...here's what's happening during the week of March 15 through March 22nd:

There's going to be a giveaway, TWO awesome giveaways. And here's what I'm giving away:

The 1st giveaway, which is INT'L:

An ecopy of THE STORM, THUNDER & LIGHTNING and THE HURRICANE, plus a few bookmarks!

And the second giveaway, which is US and CANADA ONLY is:

A signed paperback of all the NOW out Storm Saga books (The Storm, Thunder & Lightning, and The Hurricane) PLUS, a keyboard necklace, like Millicent recives in THE STORM, AND, a sneak peek at the novella connecting The Hurricane and Book #3 together.

HUGE, right? Also, you can sign up to help spread the word! All you have to do is sign the form below, and basically, I will do all the work for you. I will give you an ecopy of any book from The Storm Saga you want, (as long as you're helping with the release week).


Ok, so here's the form that you can fill out to help out! Also the link.

 The form will be open until Friday, at midnight. I will then send out the email with buy links, etc.

A few extra notes: if you want to do something more, maybe a review or a guest post. JUST EMAIL ME at madisonlouisesbooks@hotmail.com, with a topic, and I'll get that to you! It can be me, or any character.

Spread the word! I can't wait for you all to read THE HURRICANE! And don't forget that THE STORM, the book that started it all, is just 0.99 in any ebook format! 


-Madison xoxo

The Hurricane (The Storm Saga #2) - Teaser Tuesday #9!

HAPPY TUESDAY! This is the last Tuesday until the release of THE HURRICANE on Saturday!! Eep!






 He sighed into my hair. “Whatever’s coming, we’ll be ready. We always are.”







It's sooooo close! I can't wait for ya'll to read this! :D You can pre-order it here.

Happy Tuesday! Hope your day is GREAT!

-Madison xoxo

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

The Hurricane (The Storm Saga #2) - Teaser Tuesday #8!

Only a little over a week until THE HURRICANE is RELEASED! I am so excited!! :D (also, a note on giveaways, if you've won something, I'm working very hard to get it to you, but it's coming!)

Ok, time for the TEASER:



Even if my world did feel like it was falling apart, Felix was slowly putting it back together again.









*Collective sigh for Felix* OH FELIX.

Happy Tuesday! :D

-Madison xoxo

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

The Hurricane (The Storm Saga #2) - Teaser Tuesday #7

HAPPY TUESDAY! This is very late, and I apologize. I had a busy day today.

This time...WITH THE COVER.

“Don’t. Do. That. In. The. House.” Matthew said, he glared over at Felix, who was recovering from his shock and now laughing. “I mean it!” Matthew said, flustered. He turned and headed back to the steps, food spilling off of him as he went.






A little fun one for ya'll! You deserved it. ;) I hope your Tuesday was AWESOME.

-Madison xoxo

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

The Hurricane (The Storm Saga #2) Cover Reveal + Excerpt & Giveaway!

HAPPY TUESDAY LOVELY READERS! Today, instead of the normal TT, I have an entire EXCERPT to share with you from THE HURRICANE, and a giveaway!

Thank you Shane from Itching For Books helping spread the word over the cover reveal!

Ok, are you ready?

Summary first:

Ever since the storm that changed Millicent, and her brother’s lives, giving them storm powers, Millicent had never been truly happy, but with Felix back, and all of them together, things were just like they used to be before the storm—minus the 17th century—it was time to try school again, but together this time, and without everything that almost separated them again. But just as everything was falling back into a normal steady pace, things start to fall apart again. A new enemy, Tyler, doesn’t want them to be around, he wants them dead, wants to finish what his cousins failed to do months before.

Millicent tells the others to start training, getting ready for the fight that is sure to come, but things fall apart farther and farther, until Millicent is just holding onto a thread, and that thread is Felix. But only for a time. Because sometimes, even love has its limits. Even though that love had time to grow and strengthen.

With the new threat looming over their heads, the family scattered, Millicent isn’t sure how this will end happily, for her, for Felix, for her family. Especially with something comes into Felix and Millicent’s life, and changes it forever. 

Will they all be able to come together again, and face the threat? Or will they bend to those who wish to destroy them?


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It's it beautiful??? I love the white lightning with the blue!


Ok, now for the excerpt, warning: you may cry.



"I turned and looked around, I spotted a park bench, and then I saw someone with dark brown hair sitting on it. “Michael!” I cried, I ran towards the bench, and Michael turned around. I stopped in front of the bench, and Michael looked away. I sat down next to him, slowly. “You ok?”

Michael put his head in his hands. “Everyone keeps asking that. But no, I’m not ok. I wish people would stop asking me that.”

“But we just care about you—”

Michael’s head shot up, and the wind blew a little stronger than it had been. “I’ve heard that too. From some of my friends, but then…they just decided that they didn’t care anymore.” He stood up, and I watched him sadly. I saw Matthew get out of the car and walk towards us.

“Things are just hard right now, alright? Everything will go back to normal here soon—” I tried.

Michael laughed, and put his hands in his pockets. “No, Millicent, they’re not going to back to normal. Ever since we found Felix—”

“Don’t blame this on him.” I said sternly.

“You thought the same thing though!” he turned to look at me. “While I was lying on a cold floor, dying. But now that everything is just great, you don’t even spend time with me or even Matthew anymore. Even your cat, it’s all about Felix now, isn’t?”

I felt like I just got all the air sucked out of my lungs. I swallowed, I felt the lightning crawl into my hands. That hurt as much as it made me angry. “We’re not boyfriend and girlfriend, I’m his wife. I’m supposed to spend time with him. If this was back then, I wouldn’t even be living with you guys. I would most likely only see you once a month or even that.”

“But this isn’t ‘back then’ is it, Millicent? It’s the twenty first century, where most couples live with their families until they can get back on their feet. And if you’re so keen on the idea of leaving me and Matthew, go ahead, go off and live with Felix.” He started to walk away, but Matthew came out of nowhere, and grabbed him by the arm, that’s when the rain started to fall. I took in a deep breath, trying to keep the lightning inside. The wind picked up.

“You apologize right now.” Matthew his voice was even, but I heard it crack a little.

Michael yanked his arm away. “No, Matthew. I’m done with this. I was done with this a long time ago, but I didn’t want to go anywhere because I thought ‘oh hey, they still want me’ but I have a feeling that you guys don’t want me anymore. Am I right?”

“That’s not true.” I said quietly, my tears mingled with the rain.

“But it is.” Michael snapped, he turned back to Matthew, who was trying to keep himself together. “I’m done with this, I’m done with this family. You guys can go back to the ‘love of your lives’ and I’ll go find something to do with my miserable and immortal life.” He turned on his heel and started to walk to his car. I let out a sob, and Matthew just watched him walk away.

My feet got a mind of their own. I took off after my brother. “Michael!” I sobbed, I caught up with him, but he didn’t stop walking. I wrapped my arms around his waist, and started to sob. “Don’t leave.” I sobbed into his shirt.

He stilled, but he didn’t put his arms around me like he would do if Michael wasn’t leaving me.

“Don’t leave me.” I sobbed. “Please don’t.”

Michael pried my arms off around him, “Goodbye, Millicent.” He said quietly. He turned around and jogged the rest of the way to his car, he got in, started it, and drove away. I fell onto my knees, and sobbed.

He was gone."

What did ya'll think? *is ready to face all the feels that will be directed her way, and laughs evilly*

Head over to Shane's blog for the giveaway!

I hope your Tuesday is awesome!

-Madison xoxo