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Heart Waves is free

Hi friends. I’m thrilled to share some news with you. Since the release of the final book of the Heart Waves Series has been released, I’ve been working on making Heart Waves free, and now it is! To celebrate, I’m posting the first chapter, for those of you who either haven’t started the journey with Jenna, Reece, and Tyler, or for those of you who have forgotten them. I hope you enjoy it.
 
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Chapter 1
 
Lies. Lies. Lies. He was covered in lies. They oozed off him like slick, goopy slime. As if I didn’t already know Steve couldn’t be trusted. I always thought of him as a pompous ass, especially after our one and only date.
But that was years ago.
 
Steve wouldn’t meet my eyes. I hadn’t spoken to him since my freshman year of high school. I wondered if it he even remembered me. I remembered him all too well, Mr. Captain of the baseball team with the perfect smile. The thought of his cold, wet lips and octopus arms still made my skin crawl.
 
Regardless, he looked past me, around me, like I wasn’t good enough to look at. I could feel his apprehension so I knew I’d get him. I’d get him good. Call him out for being the jerk he was and embarrass him in front of his friends. I just needed to concentrate.
 
I closed my eyes, focused on blocking out the music and clarifying the image in my mind. I fingered the gold bracelet interpreting the words and images flowing from it.
 
“You just came back from someplace warm,” I declared.
 
With a snide look on his face the muscle-bound jock shook his head and spoke sceptically to the crowd of onlookers, “Like most of the country isn’t warm in July. This is bogus,” he chortled, still trying to best me. He thought his wise cracks were enough to intimidate me, to make me feel stupid and insecure so I would shut up. He wanted to end it here and now. Better to make me look bad before it went any further. Not going to happen. Not tonight. If I had to be miserable, so did he.
 
“I see a beach and water . . .”
 
“Hard one. Like we don’t live at the Jersey shore.”
 
“Not here,” I said a bit forcefully. “The water is clear blue, so it’s not in this state.”
 
“Oooh,” I heard someone jeer. “She’s onto you.”
 
“Shut up,” Mr. Macho snapped at his buddy while reaching for the bracelet I wasn’t ready to release. “You probably told her.”
 
“You’re there with a beautiful girl,” I continued. “Long blonde hair. Her name begins with the letter E.”
 
“You were with Emma?” A petite brunette bellowed while pounding her fist into his arm.
 
“Busted!” someone shouted before bursting into a fit of laughter.
 
“You don’t believe this bull, do you?” he pleaded.
 
With tears in her eyes, the girl rushed off, “You’re a shit!”
 
Steve snatched his bracelet and rushed after her, “Shari, wait. I haven’t seen her in months. She must be a friend of Emma’s or my shit-head friends are playing a joke. When I find out which one of you set this up . . .” the rest of the threat trailed off.
 
“That’s what you get for two timing,” I called watching him push through the sea of people. If he didn’t remember me before the reading, he’d never forget me now. I brought my hands together, “All right, show’s over.”
 
A few moans and grumbles, then suddenly I could breathe. A wave of relief washed over me as the oppressive group surrounding me thinned. My right eye burned, and the aching in my head had already begun. I knew I had to stop before the sharp blinding pain ensued.
 
I turned and looked for my best friend Grace. No sign of her. I shook my head. I didn’t even want to come to Mike’s stupid party, let alone be the entertainment, but she insisted.
 
What exactly she found appealing about Mike was beyond me, but Grace had been crushing on him all through high school. She would do just about anything he asked; only before tonight he never did.
 
Earlier in the day, while life was still bliss, we were just two best friends lying in the sun with lemon juice in our hair (Grace’s attempt at natural highlights) listening to music. When Mike sauntered over poolside to extend the invitation, Grace turned into groupie girl, and it took her approximately one second to accept. I was biding time until I could convince her to leave.
 
“One more,” the voice caught me. Stopped me dead in my tracks. For a moment the room went silent, the people disappeared. All that existed was the soft soothing voice.
 
“C’mon, please,” he spoke again, and I wished he’d never stop talking so I could forever hear the sound of his melodious voice.
 
Before I could refuse, a small, gold ring was placed in my hand. I stood frozen, feeling as if someone connected a live wire to my heart. White electricity surged throughout my body.
 
I looked up to see what creature bore such exhilarating energy. His soft, golden-brown eyes captivated me. They were alive with laughter and mystery. I closed my eyes, barely able to focus and stroked the ring with my thumb. I took a deep breath, taking in the scent of his cologne. Fighting the sudden lump in my throat, I blurted out, “Romeo and Juliet.
 
“Excuse me?” he asked as he smiled, confused.
 
“It’s like Romeo and Juliet,” I recovered, tracing the diamond chip initial on the ring. “You believe you are in love.”
 
“She’s my Juliet?” he asked with a suspicious look.
 
“No, she’s your Rosalind,” I felt the need to explain, hoping to keep him nearby, “the girl Romeo thought he loved. Remember though, it was unrequited.”
“Really?” he asked egging me on, seeming to enjoy the conversation.
 
“Yes,” I continued with a nod, “then he met Juliet, and Rosalind turned into nothing more than a distant memory. I’m sure you know the rest.”
 
“Do you know who my Juliet is?” he asked with a smile. “Have I met her yet?”
 
“Yes.” I answered.
 
“Hmm. Someone I know.” He looked around the crowd mischievously, a delicious smile on his lips, “Will we get married and live happily ever after?”
I shook my head sadly. “No.” I paused a moment, and found my breath. “You’re going to break my heart.”
 
I reached for his hand, his strong, warm hand, and took hold of it. I didn’t want to ever let go. I placed the ring in his palm, closed his fingers around it, turned and walked away.

 

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Interview & Give Away With David James!

I am very excited and honored to interview David James, author of Light of the Moon. Thank you David for taking the time to have fun and answer some questions helping us get to know the man behind the book. Oh and did I mention the best part? David James is very kindly going to give one of you lucky readers an ecopy of his awesome new book Light of The Moon!    

 

 One night long ago, a constellation disappeared and fell from the sky in the form of a boy…
Secrets are being kept in the sleepy town of Lakewood Hollow, Colorado. Nothing but pools of blood and dripping words are left where bodies once were, and no one but Calum Wade seems to be worried. Life unfolds in shades of red for Calum, until a mysterious girl named Kate Black enrolls at his school and everything changes. Suddenly a dangerous world of dream demons, elemental enchanters, and blood witches unfurls before Calum. He learns that the stars have forever held his destiny, and that the constellations above are much more than what they seem. As Kate and Calum sink deep into a paranormal war, they realize that an ancient prophecy might hold the answers they seek. But life is not so easy for Calum, and he can feel his heart beat faster whenever Kate is close. Worse, Kate’s blood holds a dark secret even more dangerous than the war between the demons and enchanters. Soon the two find that there are worse things than loving someone you shouldn’t. For Calum and Kate, even love and the fiery power of stars may not be enough to break a curse as dark as the blood that binds their destiny.

 

1. Let’s start with the easy questions first. We are all excited about Light of the Moon, so please tell us about it.
I’m so glad that you’re as excited as I am for this book! Light of the Moon is a story about a boy and a girl and a curse that binds them both. It’s a dark story full of hope. I don’t want to give too many secrets away but I will say this: Calum and Kate find themselves deep in a paranormal war between enchanters (people who can control the elements) and demons. To save themselves, they must break a curse as dangerous as the war.

 

2. Which one of your characters is most like you and in what way(s)?
Both Calum and Kate are very strong characters in different ways. Calum is strong on an emotional level, whereas Kate is strong on a physical level. If I had to pick one character that might represent me, however, it would have to be Tyler, Calum’s best friend. Tyler is kind but he has faults. What I really like about him is that he is constantly growing as a person. In fact, I think that’s true of all my characters.

 

3. If light of the moon had a sound track, what three songs would be on it?
I’m going to say “Woods” by Bon Iver, “Anywhere But Here” by SafetySuit, and “Angel With A Shotgun” by The Cab. All three bands really inspired Light of the Moon. I really enjoyed listening to music that was more about mood and tone rather than beat. Actually, “Woods” by Bon Iver inspired a key plot point in the story, and without it I wouldn’t have written much at all! So, thanks, Bon Iver!

 

4. If one of the characters from Light of the Moon could meet any other character from any other book who would it be and why?
This is the best question ever! I desperately want Kate from Light of the Moon to meet Hermione from Harry Potter. They are so similar and yet so different so I think it would be interesting to see how they get on with each other. Both girls are very strong and very smart. I really enjoy reading about strong female characters so it was important for me to include Kate in my story.

 

5. If you ruled the world for one day what would you do?
If I ruled the world I would make sure e-books never took over! People might say e-formatting is going to rule the publishing industry one day, but not if I have anything to say about it. I love bound books more than anything.

 

6. Which would you prefer to be and why a vampire, a werewolf, a wizard, an angel or a demon?
A wizard! With magic! I want to be a wizard and I want to do magical things! I’m liking this interview. I get to rule the world AND be a wizard. What more could I want?

 

7. What is the best piece of advice you ever got about writing?
The best piece of advice that I’ve ever gotten in terms of writing technique is this: Don’t be afraid to go your own way. No writer does things the same as another. Every single author has his or her own way of doing things. Do what’s best for you and don’t worry about the “correct” way. No way is right. No way is wrong. They just are.

 

8. What are three things not many people know about you?
I have to read in order to write. I like really terrible movies on the Syfy channel. I sing embarrassing 90’s song in the car while driving.

Thanks for the interview, Danielle!

Anytime! Thank you! Oh and by the way, did I mention that I love the cover of Light of the Moon?

 

If you’d like to keep up with David James here are a few links for you!

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For Always’ Book Birthday!

I can’t believe it’s been a year! October 27 will be one year from the official release of For Always. It has been such a wonderful year! Two Signings at Booktowne, a signing at Barnes & Noble, countless fans contacting me, thanking me. I can’t imagine people thanking me for doing what I love, what I live for. For most of this year I have been on a high with the warm response I’ve gotten from readers. By the way, I love when readers take the time to contact me for any reason. The only reason this year has been so wonderful is because you have been there to cheer me on. I wish I could personally thank each and every one of you! To show my thanks , I’m giving away A signed copy of For Always to US residents and one e-copy open to all. Good luck!

 

 

 
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