Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Getting to know my Work In Progress

I'm doing a get to know your current Work in Progress. Let me know what you think.

What is the working title of your book? Breaking Destruction

Where did the idea come from for the book? My husband is from El Paso Texas. When we first started dating and I took my first trip there. My husband took me across the border into Cuidad Juarez, Mexico. We had a blast. Now it's not safe to even walk along the border in Texas let alone go over into Juarez. I decided I wanted to write about what was going on over there but put an Urban Fantasy twist to it.

What genre does your book fall under? Contemparary with an Urban Fantasy twist.

Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition? I have no idea. I think I would like to have unknowns be actors in the movie.

What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book? Azure, who is Destruction, must find a way to destroy Juarez, Mexico in order to save it.

Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency? I'm not sure. I'm going to try and get an agent but I'm still trying to decide if that is the right direction for me to go. The business is changing and I think some publishers will be left behind if they don't start thinking outside the box.
How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript? Three years 

What other books would you compare this story to within your genre? I really don't think there are any books out there that come even close to mine and I've been paying attention. I have certain aspects that could be compared to Simone Elkeles and on the Urban Fantasy side I would say it's something kinda like Neil Gaiman.

Who or What inspired you to write this book? My father-in-law. He is an incredible man who braves a really scary city three times a week.

What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest? Um . . . witty dialogue and a whole lot of action.

I will be tagging other blogs soon. Just waiting to hear back from the people I've tagged.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

And The Winners Are!

Here are the winners of the It's So Cherry Giveaway. We are excited to announce the winners of our Spring Kickoff Giveaway. Thanks to everyone who participated. We hope you will continue to follow us. We have fun things coming up, and hope to do another contest before too long. Congratulations to all the winners! Grand Prize Crystal Young Jennifer@ Fictitious Musings Angela Brown Jenn Wilks Winners of Barefoot Sandals Ellen Cloch Chelsea Haller Ricki@ Reading Challenged Melody J Alissa (No last name offered) Danyelle Ferguson June M. Tamera Westhoff Jessica Foster Brooke Berry Erin Anderson Jean (No last name offered) Michelle Hudak Lexie@ BookBug Heidi Cole Andrea Rossel Kassandra (No last name offered) Sayomay (No last name offered) Carla (No last name offered) Tobi (No last name offered) We will be emailing the winners to get shipping information. Winners will have seven days to respond, after which alternates will be chosen. Prizes will ship within ten business days

Monday, May 7, 2012

The trees and flowers are blooming, the sun is out (well, sometimes) and we here at It's So Cherry are all about celebrating, so we're giving away gift bags to four lucky winners, and a pair of barefoot sandals to 20 more. That’s right, you have TWENTY-FOUR chances to win.

To enter, register at, and follow one (or more) of the participating blogs, then fill out the form below.

Contest Rules:

- Must be 16 and over
- One prize per household
- Must be registered
- Only valid for those living within the continental US, or with a United States mailing address

Each grand prize goodie bag will contain (1) Flower necklace set (with earrings), (1) crochet head wrap (color may vary), (1) scarf (color and style may vary), (1) package nail wraps, and (1) black wrap bracelet.  We will also give away 20 pairs of barefoot sandals to 20 winners.  

To enter, simply register for an account with It's So Cherry ( and sign up for their email list.  Entries will be accepted starting Monday, May 7th, until midnight, mountain standard time, on Friday, May 18th.  

Prizes will be shipped within 10 business days after contest winners have been announced.   Winners will be selected using, and contacted using the email provided for registration on the It's So Cherry website.  

Names of the goodie bag winners will be posted to participating blog sites as well as the blog for It's So Cherry, sometime by Monday, May 21st. Upon notification, winners will have 7 days to respond, after which another winner will be chosen.  

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Ghost of a Second Chance Book Review

I bet you all have been wondering where I've been for the past seven months. Well first I had a baby who decided that a stay in the NICU was a good idea. Then we came home and it has taken me this long to get use to not having any sleep and to still be able to function like a semi normal human being. But now I'm back, sleep deprived and all.

While I was on my self imposed hyatus. I got to read some amazing books and some not so amazing. I'm only going to tell you about the amazing ones. So starting now until I run out of books I've read I'm going to give you some reviews. Actually their just my musings as I was reading these books. So with out further ado the first book I read was A Ghost of a Second Chance by Kristy Tate.

First I just have to say that I love this cover. And I wish I could find a clearer picture of it because it truely is gorgeous. Kristy has written a book where I was able to immediately connect to the main character Laine. She's struggling with her grandfathers death and the possibility of a failed marriage. I really felt her pain. Throw in a lovable but annoying ghost and you have the makings of a great story. I love the growth Laine was able to do. It was very easy to cheer for her and hope that her marriage wouldn't  fall apart.

My only complaint was the typos and missing words. But I'm finding that even authors published by major publishers have words missing and typos in the kindle versions of their books. I'm wondering if this is a software glitch.

If you're in need of a feel good book I highly recommend this one. It had me smiling through the whole book. Go here to purchase Kristy's book

Wednesday, March 21, 2012