Monday, December 31, 2012

End of 2012...

It's been an amazing year. And I got to end it with SHADOW OF THE LIGHTS being available via NOOK and lots of love!! <3333

Look at all the love for me, and SHADOW OF THE LIGHTS! I <3 you guys. :D

And look!! The pictures in SHADOW OF THE LIGHTS show up in NOOK! (first pic!)

I was so glad when I learned that you could see the pictures! My illustrators did such an amazing job! 

Adskhan thinks so too...;)

SHADOW OF THE LIGHTS should be available via Kindle here soon!! And it's still FREE via Smashwords until tomorrow!

Again, thank you for all who read SHADOW FUTURE this year!!! I wouldn't be this far without you guys! I hope 2013 is just as amazing as 2012!!

-Madison xoxo

Friday, December 28, 2012

2013 goals!

Hey, readers!

Another year has come upon us, and what does that mean? More goals!

This year, I didn't really have a reading goal, when I passed a certain amount of books on GR, I just upped the goal some more, and I read 70+ books this year! Which I'm surprised since school got really serious this year, and I didn't have a whole lot of time.

But this year, I'm hoping to go higher. I'm thinking about 90 books this year. I think I can do it. What's your reading goal for 2013?

Now for the writing goals:

First off, I am so thankful for all of you!! For all the reviews, and how many of you read SHADOW FUTURE an SHADOW OF THE LIGHTS! *KISSES, HUGS*

DIM FUTURE will be released on Jan. 22nd! (YAY). I'm really excited to share this with you guys! :D And SHADOW OF THE LIGHTS will be 0.99 starting on Jan. 2nd, so that's another book for 2012/2013! :D

Two Rings #3 will most likely be released either late 2013, or early 2014. (I can most likely get it edited and formatted by late 2013, but we'll see!)

THE STORM will defiantly be released Summer 2013. Release date soon! It's already been through two rounds of editing, and whenever my editor (Hannah!) is ready to start, I'll be handing it over to her. Or either my mom, who ever has the most time! I don't like to take too much of people's time, since when people are busy!

And as for NaNo Novel, I may, or may not share that with you. I REALLY want to, it's just going to take a whole lot of time. I may try out traditional publishing. (MAYBE) but with school and all that, I'm not sure yet! Either way, I will let you read it some time soon hopefully!

2012 has been an amazing year. So many things happened!! I'm hoping 2013 will be even more awesome!!!

I hope all of you have an AWESOME New Year! I'm ready for whatever it throws at me! (most

-Madison xoxo

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas/Happy New Year Giveaway!

I decided to add another present for you guys!! Enter to win an eARC of DIM FUTURE below. Ends 1/10/13! View my Christmas post here. For more awesome stuff.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

-Madison xoxo

Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas everyone!!! :D

What did you get/give this year? I know what I'm giving you.

A scene from DIM FUTURE!

Ready for it?

Here it is:

Jan. 22nd 2013

“There…that wasn’t so bad, was it?” Max said, soothingly. Hearing him made me feel better.

I nodded numbly. “What…what happened?”

Max helped me stand. “You must have freaked out about something, and you got stuck between here and where you were.” He smiled, making me blush. “But it’s ok now.” He smiled at me, and I really just wanted him to kiss me.

I could spend forever here. Max made me feel safe. But I couldn’t. I needed to get my powers to work, so that I wouldn’t get caught like that again.

Suddenly, he pulled me into a hug. I wrapped my arms around him, and I pressed my face into his chest. He smelled good, like lemons. And snow. “I swear, I will get you out of this.” He whispered. He said it so softly, I wasn’t sure I’d heard him right.

And....CUT. *sighs* I just love Max. lol You can pre-order DIM FUTURE for free! Be the first to receive it on Jan. 22nd 2013! Link.

Don't forget to check out SHADOW OF THE LIGHTS, it's free until after the New Year! Shadow of the Lights via Smashwords.

Oh, and one more thing, THE STORM wants to wish you a merry Christmas too!

Just a little thing I made, hope you like it. :D (psst, the prologue to THE STORM is at the end of SHADOW OF THE LIGHTS.)

Merry Christmas again! And a Happy New Year!

-Madison xoxo

Friday, December 21, 2012

"End of the World"

I used to watch Loonie Tunes all the time, I laughed so hard. XD

Have a great "end of the world" guys. ;)

-Madison xoxo

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Shadow of the Lights Release Day!

Yay!! It's release day!! :D

SHADOW OF THE LIGHTS is all set up for FREE via Smashwords! Here's the page: Shadow of the Lights via Smashwords.

The drawings don't show up!! :/ I have no idea why, but the book is intact. I'm working on a way to get the drawings to stay. Hopefully it can be fixed. EDITED: I'm hoping that the drawings will show when I upload it to Nook, and Kindle. We'll see after Christmas! Thanks for all your patience.

And DON'T FORGET: The prologue of THE STORM is at the end of SHADOW OF THE LIGHTS!!

-Madison xoxo


Here's the third picture in SHADOW OF THE LIGHTS:

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Cover Reveal: Shadow of the Lights

This is very last minute  but since Christmas is coming along very quickly this year, I wanted to share the cover with you as soon as possible!!

It's so pretty you guys...ready?




Am I right? It's so pretty. <3 Thank you so much Hope!!

Ok, so tomorrow, I will be releasing SHADOW OF THE LIGHTS into the world! It'll only be available via Smashwords (until AFTER CHRISTMAS), since I want this story to be free, and KDP, and Pubit don't let you make your book's that. It'll be available via Smashwords, Kindle, and NOOK after Christmas for .99. 

Also, check out the teaser, and 2/4 drawings from SHADOW OF THE LIGHTS here.

-Madison xoxo

2/4 Pictures for Shadow of the Lights!

These pictures are drawn by Breanna K., (one of my best friends!!) and they're really good you guys:

Here's the first one:

(this picture goes with Chapter 1)

By Breanna K.

(this picture goes with chapter 4)

By Breanna K.

Amazing right? And here's a teaser from SHADOW OF THE LIGHTS:

I remembered when father and I would celebrate Christmas a little, nothing big, but we’d hang up a stocking, and play outside in the snow. One year we made cookies, and even had a Christmas tree. I missed him.

-Madison xoxo

Monday, December 17, 2012

The Storm, Dim Future and Shadow of the Lights

Long title, but that's all that's in here, and I didn't think that just writing 'book stuff' was a very perfisonal, so I went with that. (wait...I'm perfessional?)

Anyway, let's start out with The Storm.

I just finished the second round of edits!! :D And what does this mean?? That it's one step closer to being released onto the world!! EEEP. (also, check out the Shadow of the Lights portion for something special!)

Ok, now to Dim Future.

Hannah Stewart ( @CrossCountryGal ) is working on the last edits of her part, next it'll be going to the Head Editor (a.k.a mom) and then I'll be printing out ARC's to check for mistakes and stuff like that. (which means....GIVEAWAYS!!) also, there's going to be a huge giveaway starting on Jan. 22nd (the day DIM FUTURE comes out) with all sorts of awesome stuff to give away. So stay tuned for that!

And last, but certainly not least, Shadow of the Lights.

It's done being edited, just waiting on the cover, and the drawings to go into it. (I will most likely be sharing the first two drawings tomorrow HERE on the blog! :)) I can't wait to share this short Christmas story with you! :D Also, at the end of SHADOW OF THE LIGHTS, the prologue to THE STORM is there...YES, you can read the first part of it!!! :D

And that's it!! Stay tuned for the drawings, and more info tomorrow!! :D

Check out my review site if ya'll want:

-Madison xoxo

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Prayer for Sandy Hook

Today, I looked at some of the pictures of the little kids who are no longer with us. </3 my heart broke. I can't completely wrap my mind around what happened, I just know that I'm going to pray, and thank God that I still have my little sister with me, along with the rest of my family, and friends. <3

I saw this picture on a Facebook page, and I know this is what's happening up in Heaven right now. <3

Jesus is definitely sitting with those little kids, as one of their teachers reads to them. <3

I am praying for all those effected in the Sandy Hook shooting. <3

-Madison xoxo

Friday, December 14, 2012

Cover Reveal: Dear Cassie by Lisa Burstein!

I am honored to help reveal the cover of DEAR CASSIE by Lisa Burstein! I loved PRETTY AMY, and I'm excited to read this one!

Ok, are you guys ready??


It's awesome....


It's amazing!!



March 5, 2013

What if the last place you should fall in love is the first place that you do?
 You’d think getting sent to Turning Pines Wilderness Camp for a month-long rehabilitation “retreat” and being forced to re-live it in this journal would be the worst thing that’s ever happened to me.
 You’d be wrong.
 There’s the reason I was sent to Turning Pines in the first place: I got arrested. On prom night. With my two best friends, who I haven’t talked to since and probably never will again. And then there’s the real reason I was sent here. The thing I can’t talk about with the guy I can’t even think about.
 What if the moment you’ve closed yourself off is the moment you start to break open?
        But there’s this guy here. Ben. And the more I swear he won’t—he can’t—the deeper under my skin he’s getting. After the thing that happened, I promised I’d never fall for another boy’s lies.
 And yet I can’t help but wonder…what if?

And guess what? I have a excerpt for you.....

We kept walking on the lake trail, the bullfrogs croaking. There was also a humming in my ears from the nicotine.
 It could only be from the nicotine. It had nothing to do with being outside, at night, alone with Ben. It had nothing to do with Ben coming to the cabin and taking me instead of Nez and it definitely had nothing to do with the stars above us shining like they were the sky’s tiara. 
I stopped on the trail and looked up, taking them in, when all of a sudden bright colored lights exploded in the sky—fireworks, one after another, on top of each other, huge kaleidoscopes of light, like sparkling rainbow spiders.
“How did you know?” I asked, my voice going softer, like if I talked too loudly they would stop. It was so beautiful, after weeks of so much ugly. 
Ben turned to look at me, the colored lights in the sky turning his skin pink, blue, green. “I’m magic.” He shrugged.
I geared up to tell him to fuck off, because that was some corny-ass shit, but then I realized that he really kind of was. In that moment he was able to actually make me forget being me.
 “I would try to kiss you,” he said, “but I’m afraid you’d kick me in the balls.”
“I probably would.” I laughed, the sky filling with noisy color like paint launching from a giant popcorn popper. “But like I said, it wouldn’t be about you.”
“I guess I’ll have to figure out how to make it about me,” he said, taking off his boots and socks and standing. “Come on.”
“There is no way I am getting near that water again,” I said.
“I’ll make sure nothing happens to you,” he said, holding his hand out to help me up.
            I looked at his palm, open, waiting, just wanting to hold mine. For once, I didn’t think about anything except that there was a cute, sweet, smart-ass boy standing in front of me with his hand out.
I pulled off my boots and socks and took it.  
We stood at the lakeshore, our hands still clasped, the water licking our feet, fireworks decorating the sky.
I turned to him. He was looking up, his mouth open in wonder like he was trying to swallow the moment.
It was definitely one worth keeping.

Pssst...also, here's an also contest for you guys:

In addition to the DEAR CASSIE cover reveal, Lisa is hosting an EPIC CONTEST to celebrate DEAR CASSIE’ s cover reveal.  Lisa wants you guys to share diary entries of your favorite fictional characters with me. That’s right, choose ANY character from books, TV, movies, a cereal box and write a 500-750 length diary entry from their point of view.
We will choose the top 5 and then let the masses vote on their favorite. The favorite will be published in the final version of DEAR CASSIE. You read that right, published with the author’s name! The additional four will win $20 book buying gift cards.
So get diary-ing! Send you entries to by January 1st!
Voting for the top 5 will begin January 7th, with the winner being announced January 14th!
Woah, a lot right? And the cover is AWESOME. Are you going to enter the contest? I might!

-Madison xoxo

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Teaser Tuesday #6: Dim Future

Alrighty, here's a new teaser for you! It's a little kissy-kissy...just a little though. ;) Stay tuned for a few announcements at the end!

I went to turn around, to say I was sorry, to say why I was here, and that I was sorry, but he pulled me towards him and his lips met mine.


I finished SHADOW BELLS (the Christmas Story) and I started editing it yesterday! And it should be available late this week, or next week for sure. There will also be the prologue of THE STORM at the end of it...hehe. :)

Also, I started a review blog, here's the link: and my reviewer Twitter: @MafiaCardReview. I hope you check it out! :)

I hope everyone has a great rest of the week!

-Madison xoxo

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Throw Back Thursday!

Pic of the very first book I completed. Warning: you may cringe. ;p

Ain't the best, but it was the first book I ever wrote, so I'm pretty proud of it...*cough, cough* at the time...*cough, cough* ;)

-Madison xoxo

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Christmas Story, DIM FUTURE etc...

Bonjour everyone!

So, as you can see from my Tweets, and the word count meter to the right on my blog, I'm writing a short Christmas story called SHADOW BELLS. Which is about Pearl, and her OverShadower family. It takes place BEFORE SHADOW FUTURE, so you don't have to worry about knowing anything from SHADOW FUTURE.
 Pearl is younger, and so is Adskhan and the rest of them...this is going to be fun! ;)
This book will most likely be free, since it's just a fun story I wanted to share with all of you. I'll hopefully get it done soon, since it's short. I hope you guys all enjoy it. :) It'll also have a cover as well, hopefully. ;)

EDITED: SHADOW BELLS will most likely be MG, (middle grade) even though in this book, Pearl might have a crush on a certain person...*cough, cough*

You can add SHADOW BELLS to your shelf on Goodreads! 

So, now, onto DIM FUTURE, I've got edits back from one editor, but the second hasn't answered my emails, or messages. So...since there's only 47 days until DIM FUTURE, and I still need to do more editing and such. I may be handing over the last part of the edits over to Hannah Stewart, who is awesome. So I will let you know about that.

ALSO, ARCs, which will be eARCs, will be given away to reviewers who want to read them. I'll be getting those in soon, most likely after the last set of edits for this round comes in. So keep your eyes peeled for that info.

Alrighty, I think that's it, and I hope that all of you have a great rest of the day, and the week!

-Madison xoxo

PS: If your a teen writer, Write On! is having a chat today, 6-7 GMT (1-2pm EST) Here's the link to the chat room: Chat Room.

Monday, December 3, 2012

HOVER by Melissa West: Cover Reveal!

Guys, you are going to love the cover of HOVER! It's just as beautiful GRAVITY's cover!

Are you ready?





 *swoons* gorgeous isn't it? And the "Will you fall?" I can't wait to figure out what that means!

Want to pre-order this amazing book? Here are the pre-order/buy links: No link yet

Here's some more info on GRAVITY as well:

 In the future, only one rule will matter:

Don’t. Ever. Peek.

Seventeen-year-old Ari Alexander just broke that rule and saw the last person she expected hovering above her bed — arrogant Jackson Locke, the most popular boy in her school. She expects instant execution or some kind of freak alien punishment, but instead, Jackson issues a challenge: help him, or everyone on Earth will die.

Ari knows she should report him, but everything about Jackson makes her question what she’s been taught about his kind. And against her instincts, she’s falling for him. But Ari isn’t just any girl, and Jackson wants more than her attention. She’s a military legacy who’s been trained by her father and exposed to war strategies and societal information no one can know — especially an alien spy, like Jackson. Giving Jackson the information he needs will betray her father and her country, but keeping silent will start a war.

And a giveaway to win an signed copy of GRAVITY!:

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Meet Melissa:

Melissa lives in a tiny suburb of Atlanta, GA with her husband and daughter. She pretends to like yoga, actually likes shoes, and could not live without coffee. Her writing heroes include greats like Jane Austen and Madeleine L'Engle. 

She holds a B.A. in Communication Studies and an M.S. in Graphic Communication, both from Clemson University. Yeah, her blood runs orange. 

Represented by Louise Fury of L. Perkins Agency.

-Madison xoxo