Saturday, June 29, 2013

Enter to Win at Book Warriors

Book Warriors is hosting a special giveaway event this weekend. Bound by Prophecy will be included in Sunday's giveaway. Check it out here for your chance to win.

Friday, June 28, 2013

Giveaways and freebies

Congrats to Crystal, who was picked as an early bird winner in the Frey audiobook drawing! There's still time to enter, just check out the rafflecopter form below.

You can download the new short story A Vision for the Future free at Smashwords now.

Check out Book Warriors tomorrow for a special giveaway event that runs through Sunday, and Bookworm Bridgette for an author spotlight and giveaway on Monday.


Thursday, June 27, 2013

New Release - A Vision for the Future

The short story A Vision for the Future is live on Amazon. Pick it up through the links below*

A Vision for the Future

*Amazon currently has the ebook priced at 99 cents. This is intended to be a free short story and will soon be available through iTunes and Barnes & Noble as such, but I cannot guess how long it will take Amazon to price match. If you want to download it for free, your only other option (currently) is to get it through

The cover art has been tweaked a bit - thanks to Laura at for that.
Here's a bit of a close up:

The download includes a free preview of Bound by Prophecy, but the two stories are not related otherwise. Thanks to everyone who helped get this out there!

As always, I'd love to hear what you think :)

And in case you missed it, check out the previous post for a chance to get Frey on audiobook for free.

Win a FREY Audio Book

UPDATE 6/27/13: Okay, Amazon and Audible are offering a special price on the Frey audiobook, but it's apparently only available to members. Membership does have its privileges (sales, discounts, freebies), but I'm going to throw a few copies on a rafflecopter for you.

If you'd like to purchase, you can find it at Amazon here and Audible here or at iTunes.

If you want to enter, sign up using the rafflecopter below. Please remember, this will be awarded as an Audible gift email. If you have no way of redeeming or using the prize, please don't enter. I'll have more prizes some other day for other things, I promise.

The audiobook is Whispersync ready, which means you can download the free ebook and switch between devices. I've not personally tried this yet, but it sounds very cool.

The Frey Saga Book II: Pieces of Eight and Book III: Rise of the Seven (which includes the short story Molly) are also available on Amazon, iTunes, and Audible.

Bound by Prophecy is coming soon to audiobook as well. Watch here for updates.

The Giveaway

Open to US and UK residents (or any other location able to receive and redeem gift email codes).

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Favorite Audiobooks

While prepping for the Bound by Prophecy audiobook, I was reminded of a guest post I'd done at The Haunted Rose a while back listing some of my favorite audio performances. Here's a bit of an updated list below:

The Chronicles of Narnia by C. S. Lewis

The complete edition has a wonderful set of narrators and beautiful cover art. I believe you can only get this version at iTunes

Hounded by Kevin Hearne

Narrated by Luke Daniels.
Best. Dog. Ever.
Hear a sample at Audible

The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater

This is a wonderful story, beautifully told. Loved everything about it.
Listen to a sample at Audible

Driving Mr. Dead by Molly Harper

Harper is hilarious and narrator Amanda Ronconi nails the Half-Moon Hollow characters.
Find it on Audible

Watership Down by Richard Adams

Beautiful. Hear it at Audible

Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card

Card always has brilliant narrators.
Check it out on Audible

Cinder by Marissa Meyer

A completely unexpected sci-fi retelling. So much fun.
Find it on Audible

My Life as a White Trash Zombie by Diana Rowland

I would have never read this - because brains are gross. But main character Angel thinks so too, and that's what makes her story so funny.

Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor

Atypical and otherworldly. Some of the most delicious writing out there.
Listen to Kristine Hvam perform it at Audible

I'd love to hear some of your favorite narrators/performances - just leave a message in the comments below.

Bound by Prophecy will be available in audio by August. Watch here for more details, as well as some goodies and giveaways :)

Thursday, June 13, 2013

New Short Story

In a little more than a week, I'll be posting a new short story on Amazon, Smashwords, iTunes, and Barnes & Noble. This will be an exclusive eBook only short, because it is very short, weighing in at about 4800 words. It will however, feature a free preview of the recently released Bound by Prophecy. The two books are in no way related, aside from their author and the visions and death and whatnot. Here's the cover art and a brief description:

Elaina Johnson was born with a vision of her own death.
But Seeing and Knowing are far different things.
A new short story by Melissa Wright
Coming June 2013

I'm still working on book two in the Descendants series; Vision is just a story I'd completed several years ago on a break from writing Frey and I thought I'd share. It will be free to download, and I'll post more information when the book becomes available.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Giveaway Winners

The Amazon Gift Card giveaway has ended. Congratulations to M A and Cassandra, who tweeted for the win, and Haley who is a longtime Goodreads fan. I won't say I'm not slightly disappointed I didn't get to announce it was a BECAUSE YOU'RE AWESOME entry, but it was fun nonetheless ;) 

You can still pick up Frey for free at Amazon today. Thanks again for a great giveaway. You guys are awesome!

The Frey Saga on Amazon

It feels a bit like all I've done since starting the blog is run giveaways, but here's another for you. This one is from author RK Ryals. If you've not read her Redemption Series, check it out now - the first book is free (and awesome). She's giving away a Kindle Fire to her newsletter subscribers. You can sign up here 

Newsletters are fun because you get special contests, content, and goodies. I have my own newsletter, a monthly-ish update that will occasionally contain excerpts, extras, and first-to-know info. You can sign up for mine here: 

Also, you may have noticed some changes here and at my website. Your mind isn't messing with you, I've switched colors several times in the past 24 hours. Hopefully the new updates will be finished up this week. Thanks to Najla Qamber Designs for the new header and background! I'd love to hear what you guys think.

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Free eBook and Amazon Gift Card Giveaway

Frey is currently available for free download at most eBook retailers. Grab it at Amazon today, where it's number one in free Teen Fantasy and in Paranormal Fantasy.

And for fun, if it makes it to number one in the Kindle Store, there will be a giveaway ---

Scratch that, there will be a giveaway BECAUSE YOU'RE AWESOME! For fun, prizes will be added the higher it climbs in rank. Rafflecopter below.
Good Luck!

UPDATED 6/9 4:15 EST
A few notes: If you win the audiobook prize and you've already read Frey let me know and I'll exchange your prize for a $15 Amazon or iTunes gift card email. Also, if you are interested in winning a copy of Bound by Prophecy, today's the last day to enter the blog tour giveaway. Sign up here.

Here's a link

Or pick it up at iTunes or Barnes & Noble,
as well as Smashwords, Sony, Kobo, and Diesel.


a Rafflecopter giveaway

Bound by Prophecy at Amazon
Bound by Prophecy at Goodreads

Open Internationally IF you meet the rules (and can receive and use an Amazon gift email)
Thank you!

Itching for Books - Tour Highlights

Thanks to Shane at Itching for Books for a great tour! You can check out her site here.

Be sure to sign up for the giveaway at any of the stops to win a signed copy of Bound by Prophecy and some swag or an ebook.

It was an awesome tour and I appreciate everyone involved. Check out some of the highlights below :)

Nice interview at We Fancy Books

Fun reviews at PaperrDolls and Twilight Sleep
"First off, Holy Smokes!"

"Aern is refreshing, sexy, and totally believable..."

The Ultimate Playlist and Dream Cast at Silverwood Sketches

"We love that Aern is a hottie badass, willing to save a damsel in distress in order to protect the world and that our supposed damsel in distress is as badass as our knight." 

Publishing based questions at The Serial Reader

As well as several other awesome interviews, reviews, and excerpts like these at Tressa's Wishful Endings and Always YA at Heart.

I'm going to stop myself now before I re-post the entire tour, but thanks again to everyone who signed up to host and all the readers who stopped by the their sites. I truly appreciate it and wish you luck in the giveaway!

Bound by Prophecy - Where to buy
or ask for it at your local library

Friday, June 7, 2013

Tour Wrap-up and Giveaway

Today's the final day for the Bound by Prophecy blog tour. Be sure to sign up to win a signed paperback and swag or one of two ebooks in the giveaway. Check out today's stops here:

The Bookish Confections - Review and Playlist

Leisure Reads
Leisure Reads - Excerpts

Thanks again to everyone who's participated. It's been a great tour!

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Tour Stops - Day 4

Thanks to these blogs participating in today's Bound by Prophecy tour: - Review

We Fancy Books - Interview

Chapter Break - Excerpt - Excerpt

Sign up to win a signed paperback, ebooks, and swag!

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Blog Tour - Day 3

Awesome group of bloggers on today's tour stops:

Always YA at Heart
Always YA at Heart

Tressa's Wishful Endings
Tressa's Wishful Endings


Books a la Mode

Don't forget to sign up for the giveaway. And thanks again to everyone who's participated!