Sunday, December 29, 2013

A New Year is coming!

Hello, lovely readers!

It's been an amazing year. I released DIM FUTURE (Two Rings #2), MY FUTURE (Two Rings #3), THE STORM (The Storm Saga #1) and THUNDER & LIGHTNING (The Storm Saga #1.5). I also wrote over five books, (that includes short novellas, calm yourselves) and I've edited quite a lot. I've read over 100 books, and I have written 392,246+ words. I also had my first book signing.

All in all, it's been a FANTASTIC year. And you guys were a big part of it! I wouldn't be here if it weren't for you! I made so many new friends and I can't wait to see where 2014 takes us all!!

In nonbook related things: I became a Whovian this year. Best decision ever. I played some new video games, I now have an awesome boyfriend, and lots of new pets. And not to mention all the new friends I made! And my awesome family! This year was amazing, and I'm excited to see what 2014 will be!

Thank you guys so much for being fantastic! I have a little giveaway for you to say thank you, and celebrate!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Love you guys! <3

-Madison xoxo

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas, readers!

Merry Christmas everyone! I hope you are all having a great holiday! I got a lot of fandom stuff. YAY ME.

-Madison xoxo

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Kpop Thursday #13

I have T-ara with their song, Roly Poly! :)

Secret: I listened to this song many times when I wrote 2012's NaNo Novel! And MC wore some of their outfits.

-Madison xoxo

Breaking Shadows: Bold by Hannah Stewart ~ Blog Tour Stop! Interview ~

Today, I have Hannah Stewart, author of Breaking Shadows: Bold by for an interview! Be ready for LOL.

Madison: Favorite color? Why?
Hannah: My favorite color would have to be a tie between hunter green and golden yellow. They were my late Grandpa’s barn colors and jockey silks when he was a racehorse trainer, and I’ve always loved them together. Somehow, they’ve always looked like life, or hope to me. I guess it’s a little crazy, but that’s me.

Madison: What is one of your favorite things to do during your free time? (not including writing)
Hannah: That’s actually a tough question. There are a lot of things I enjoy, which leaves me with very little real free time. I guess my three main activities outside of writing and schoolwork are reading, working with my exracehorse, and – most recently – acting.

Madison: Last book you read?
Hannah: The last book I read was A Streetcar Named Desire for my Critical Reading & Writing class, but I’m currently reading Fyodor Dostoevsky’s The Brothers Karamazov for fun.

Madison: Last food you ate?
Hannah: Honestly, I’m not entirely sure – I have a bad habit of getting so sucked into my work that I forget to stop and eat. It was probably leftover pizza late last night, when I realized (as I often do) that it was almost midnight and I hadn’t eaten a thing all day. It’s not healthy, but then again, when has college ever been? It’s the land of nutrient lacking, sleep deprived zombies trying to prove they can make it in that terrifying place us writers refer to as the “real world,” if we’re being truthful.

Madison: What is a typical writing day for you?
Hannah: As a college student working full time, acting, and training a horse on the side, there really isn’t such a thing as a typical writing day. I guess my biggest chunk of writing time is between midnight and 3am, as sleep doesn’t come easily for me and I might as well use that time for something, but often that time is split with schoolwork as well. I use any spare minutes between classes to scribble down what I can, but my time is very limited. In a way, it’s a good thing – I’ve learned how to be focused and prolific anywhere I am, no matter what’s going on around me, and my typing speed has gone way up. Of course, I can make a little more time for over breaks from college.

Madison: Do you need music to write, or you do like silence? Maybe both?
Hannah: Music is definitely helpful. I get a lot more done when I have it, but I wouldn’t say it’s entirely necessary.

Madison: Do you have any pets? If so, what kind and what are their names?
Hannah: I have a fluffy white lapdog named Liberty (Libby) that’s been my buddy for almost 9 years now, and a giant, loveable, occasionally-crazy-but-usually-amazing exracehorse in retraining named DropTheKid, but we call him Moose. My family also has a golden retriever named Harley and a kitten named Poet that like to cuddle up during movie night and late writing sprees. In the past, I’ve had two other dogs, a bird, 2 fish, a turtle, a mouse, and 2 snakes as well.

Madison: Favorite TV show? Favorite character from that TV show
Hannah: This is another tough one. I don’t watch much TV anymore, but I guess it would be a tie between Moriarty from the BBC Sherlock and Rumpelstiltskin from Once Upon a Time.

Madison: The thing you are most afraid of?
Hannah: Don’t laugh, but it’s cars. Ever since I lived in New York City, I’ve hated them. I can still drive myself around and all that wonderful stuff, but if given the choice, I’d rather just ride my horse. I avoid them whenever possible, and really detest driving.

Madison: A dream of yours?
Hannah: A dream of mine would be to one day have all of my friends and family in the same place, though that’s not exactly likely to happen, since they’re spread all over the country, and not all of them are with us any longer. But that’s why they call it a dream, right?

Lightning round!

1. Hot or cold?
Cold. They both hurt my joints, but at least I can curl up with my dog or horse and a hoodie when it’s cold.

2. Indoor or outdoor?
Indoor if I’m writing or studying, outdoor if I’m with friends or my horse.

3. Fast or slow?
Slow. I like to take my time when possible.

4. Upside down or right side up?
Right side up. Upside down is too much work.

5. Snakes or lizards?
Snakes. I’ve had two of them, and I’d get another if I had the chance.

Thank you for stopping by, Hannah!

Check out Breaking Shadows: Bold!

Raven Falls is a dark place, a harsh place filled with destruction. But from the shadows, a revolution is rising. In a torn country lead by a corrupted, militaristic government, fear pervades every nook, every crack. It fills every broken heart, and chases the hopes and dreams from the people. But in the midst of it all, Jesse and her brother have taken a stand. Just two kids, they’ll have to rebuild their parents’ army if they ever hope to justify their deaths. A battle is coming, whether they’re ready or not. Their only hope is to be BOLD.

Buy links:

Now for the giveaway and the contest!

Giveaway Information:

Two winners will receive 50% off a copy of Bold. Anyone 
can enter. All you have to do to enter is share something about 
Bold on Facebook or Twitter using the hashtag #HolyAppleCrisps 
(Jesse's tag line in Bold). On the last day of the tour (Dec. 30th), 
the winners will be drawn at random and announced on my blog.

Contest Information:

On Dec. 15th, this link will go live on my blog. Under it is a BETA 
reader favorite scene from Chapter 2 of Bold, which I can send to you 
if you wish. To enter, contestants will send their artistic 
interpretations of the scene to 
Entries can be anything original, from a drawings to videos, audio, 
written responses from their characters, or anything else they can 
come up with. Entries must be sent in by midnight on the 29th. On the 
last day of the tour, I will post my top 10 entries to be voted on by 
readers. The winner will be announced on my blog the week following. 

-Madison xoxo

Thursday, December 12, 2013

A end, but a new beginning!

I just now finished editing the last book in the Two Rings series, Our Future. And I am crying because it was my first ever completed series, and I am very proud of it. I hope that you all love it too.

Max and Pearl will always be in my heart, and so will Adskhan, because you can't always hate him. He has a good side. ;) I am hoping to write a little OverShadower story when I get the time, and maybe even continue it with a new series to continue the story. Because there is so much more to tell, but this series has ended. And a new story is about to begin!

I want to thank all of you for reading the Two Rings books! And I hope you enjoy the last installment!

-Madison xoxo

Kpop Thursday #12

It's Kpop Thursday again!! :D

Today, I have Hurricane Venus by BOA! 

-Madison xoxo

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

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

Happy Tuesday! I have a teaser for you! There's only 94 days left until THE HURRICANE! (teaser isn't edited)

"I had waited for him for centuries, he was what I lived for. Now I had nothing to live for anymore."

This is probably you right now:

But I am not sorry. ;P

-Madison xoxo

Monday, December 9, 2013

I Binge Wrote

Hey there! I re did the blog, and I thought that maybe a new blog post would help kick off the newness.

As the title tells, I have binge wrote. I wrote so many books in a row, not stopping to edit, and when I did stop to edit, NaNo came right in, and I had to jump right back in a write. And I became really tired or writing to tell you the truth. I've written so many awesome books this year, and I just needed a break to just...sit back and BREATHE.

So I am resting my creative brain, I stopped writing my fanfiction because even that took a lot of my creative brain power. So now I am editing, and I will continue to do so until majority of the books have been through the first phase of my editing process, and then I will write something new.

Which brings me to this:

Stars, my YA standalone, is getting closer to be edited, even though I just finished it a few months ago before school started again. But I am very excited to share this story with you. It would be my first standalone, since at the moment, even when my creative brain was working, it doesn't seem to want to be a series, and I am very thankful. (lol)

I have the pitch of it already, which can be viewed here. And I am very excited to edit it and make it as best as it can be. :)

For THE HURRICANE will be here SO FREAKING SOON. 95 DAYS BUT STILL SO SOON. And an awesome friend is editing it for me, and I can't wait to get it back and see all the changes she made to make it so much better. Felix and Millicent have so much more to go through, and THE HURRICANE is just the start! And the cover should be here soon, I was talking with Hope on it, and there are real people on it. REAL FREAKING PEOPLE. AHHHH. But we're not losing the storm element to it though, so don't worry about that!

And don't forget that my books in NOOK and Kindle format are 0.99 for the holidays!

As always, I am so thankful for all of you! <3

-Madison xoxo

Friday, December 6, 2013

Cover Reveal: Christmas Salvation by Dani Morales

Today, I have the cover reveal of CHRISTMAS SALVATION by Dani Morales! I love the cover, it's so pretty.

Christmas Salvation, A Deviate Novella 
Reveal Date Friday December 6, 2013

“Our love is infinite.”

Paths were crossed and destiny was set into motion, but sometimes fate needs a helping hand...or two. Angel proposed to Nevaeh in hopes to start their happily ever after, but something is holding her back. Can the past remain in the past or will it haunt her future? 
Angel’s past makes an appearance that sets Neveah off into familiar territory. Can they both move forward and start a new life together?

 Can this Christmas hold their salvation?

He has that way about him, making you believe in something when you’ve lost all hope. He lives up to his name day after day in every single way possible. I wish I could say that everything since he proposed has been easy. That all we did was love each other as much as possible and as many times as possible, but that’s not the case at all. As soon as we left the cemetery we drove to his mom’s place to give her the good news and it hasn’t stopped since then. We had to pick a date, invitations, a location, flowers, and a dress. To say I was overwhelmed is putting it lightly, I was on the verge of breaking down, and each day brought me closer to the cliff until one day… I jumped head first back into the very thing I said I would never go back to.
I went to see Elise.

Author Bio
Dani Morales is a native Texan currently residing in Las Vegas, Nevada with her three boys and her mother. She adopted the boys in December of 2011 and loves spending every minute playing with them. On her spare time you can find a book in her hand or sitting in front of the computer typing out stories that run rampant in her mind. Her debut novel Entrelacen released in April 2013, followed by Deviation, her second novel and first in the Deviate Series, in August 2013.


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I'm very excited to read this book! I'm a sucker for a good Christmas romance. :)

-Madison xoxo

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Kpop Thursday #11

Today I have the Wonder Girls with their song, BE MY BABY.

-Madison xoxo

Cover Reveal: Into You by Danielle Sibarium

Today, I am revealing the cover of INTO YOU my Danielle Sibarium! It is her first NA novel, and I'm excited to read it. :)

Release Date is December 27th!
“You start out with the best of intentions, but inevitably you hurt each other. I love you, but that didn't stop me from hurting you last night, or this morning. Love sucks. It's just the way it is.”
Falling in love is easy. But what happens when that love has been tossed aside and trampled on by the person who swore to cherish it? Can you ever trust again, or will the bitter taste of betrayal keep you from allowing anyone else in?
Carter and Elizabeth each have their own issues with love and trust. Both have had their hearts broken and carry the scars of the past into their relationship with each other. Is love ever enough? Can it overcome?
Carter faces his past with Elizabeth by his side, but it continues to haunt him at every turn. Can he let go and believe in her enough to leave his past behind him or will he push too hard and send her running into another man’s arms?

Author Bio:
Danielle Sibarium grew up as an only child of divorced parents in Brooklyn, New York. Her imagination was developed at an early age. Surrounded by stuffed animals and imaginary friends, she transported herself into a fantasy world full of magic and wonder. Books were the gateway between her play world and reality. On any given summer afternoon she became Snow White sweeping and cooking for the dwarfs, or Cinderella waiting for the prince.
Danielle always loved dialogue and in elementary school began writing plays and short stories. This is when she began to understand she could not only bring her fantastical world to life for herself, but she could enchant others as well. And so she wrote. She wrote and wrote and wrote.
Sadly the first piece she ever sent out for publication of any sort was a letter to the editor of The Home News Tribune. It was a piece of thanking the first responders for their bravery and selflessness on Sept. 11th. It was chosen as letter of the week. In 2007 Danielle collaborated with Charlotte Doreen Small to write songs for her CD More. Danielle wrote the lyrics for Take My Hand, and Goodbye, while Charlotte contributed the melody. In October 2011 Danielle’s debut novel For Always was released. She has since released The Heart Waves Trilogy, Heart Waves, Breaking Waves, and Waves of Love.  Danielle graduated from Farleigh Dickinson University with honors, and currently lives in New Jersey with her husband and three children.


-Madison xoxo

Monday, December 2, 2013

Post NaNo Post! And presents for you!

Hey there readers! Did you all enjoy Thanksgiving break? (if you got one) or how did your week go? Mine went great! I wrote, wrote, read, wrote, wrote, played, played, ate, ate, slept, wrote, wrote.

As you can see, I wrote a lot. And I finished my NaNo Novel with a few days to spare! At 68,400+ words! This NaNo was a tough one this year, but I pulled through, and I did it! And that's all that matters. How did your NaNo go? Did you win? What were your word counts? I want to know how you did!

Now that NaNo is over, and December is here. (CHRISTMAS) things are back in full gear again with school and normal things like that. I am writing a fanfiction, something totally new to me, but I started out creating fanfiction in my head, and that's how I am here today with all my stories, sometimes it takes making new stories about characters already created for you to make your own.

And I have a very awesome present for you all! For the month, yes, the whole month. ALL OF MY BOOKS IN EBOOK FORM ARE. (only for NOOK and Kindle) 0.99. ALL OF THEM. You can buy the now out Two Rings series for only 3.96. And the Storm Saga for 1.98.

Links for your enjoyment:
Two Rings Series:

Shadow Future: nook/kindle
Dim Future: nook/kindle
My Future: nook/kindle
Shadow of the Lights: nook/kindle

Storm Saga:

The Storm: nook/kindle
Thunder & Lightning: nook/kindle

AND, in paperback form, SHADOW FUTURE and THE STORM are now cheaper than they were.

The Storm: 9.00 (was 10.00)
Shadow Future: 7.25 (was 7.59)

Now it's easy to buy Christmas presents, or just for you. ;)

Have a great Monday!

-Madison xoxo

PS: some of the links may not go live for the prices yet, but they should def be up tomorrow!