Final Week – Dead Girls Don’t Cry Tour!

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Hi everyone,

This is it. The last week and last chance to visit me on my blog tour.

Just a reminder, I am giving away a prize (US Only). You can learn more by visiting one of the tour sites.

 

Here’s the final week’s schedule:

9/12/16 The Silver Dagger Scriptorium http://silver-dagger-scriptorium.weebly.com/
9/13/16 Roxanne’s Realm http://www.roxannerhoads.com/
9/14/16 The Creatively Green Write at Home Mom http://creativelygreen.blogspot.com
9/15/16 More Books Than Livros http://www.morebooksthanlivros.com
9/16/16 Zenny’s Awesome Book Reviews https://zennysawesomebookreviews.wordpress.com 
9/19/16 Erzabet’s Enchantments http://erzabetsenchantments.blogspot.com/
9/19/16 Fantatical Paranormal Romantical http://fanaticalparanormalromantical.com/

 

Week 3 – Nobody Puts Cherry in the Corner #Rafflecopter

 

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Howdy everyone.

Hard to believe but it’s week 3 of my virtual book tour. Time is running out to enter the #rafflecopter.

Here’s where I am this week:

9/5/16 ParaYourNormal http://parayournormal.wordpress.com
9/6/16 Hart’s Romance Pulse www.HartsRomancePulse.com
9/7/16 JeanzBookReadNReview http://jeanzbookreadnreview.blogspot.co.uk/
9/7/16 I Smell Sheep http://www.ismellsheep.com/
9/8/16 Robyn Bachar: Romance Author http://therobyn.blogspot.com/
9/8/16 Ramblings of a Book Nerd www.booknerdramblings.com
9/9/16 Butterfly-o-Meter Books http://butterfly-o-meter.com/

The BIG Blog Tour: Dead Girls Don’t Cry

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So here it is. My Great Big Blog Tour. I do hope you’ll consider stopping by. There is a Rafflecopter Giveaway too.
I’ll be posting site links closer to the actual tour start.
 Virtual Book Tour Schedule

I’m Back!

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I hope everyone is having a great summer so far. It’s hard to believe but I’ve been “blog silent” for close to a year now.

But why, Casey?

It’s been a busy 11 months for me. Here’s what I’ve been up to:

I finished the third re-write of Over Easy. I pitched it during Fiction Fest 2015 and received requests from agents and editors. During late fall, I also sent out a flurry of queries and, yay, received requests for the full manuscript.

Sadly, even though there was interest in the story, I haven’t sold it yet. Oh well, that’s the nature of this business. Also, the agents/editors who took the time to read my manuscript provided me with useful feedback which is a step farther than I’ve gotten before. It seems like a defeat but it’s really not. In the past, I used to get no response at all or just robo-emails saying, “thanks, but no thanks”.  So, yeah, receiving feedback is a great sign of progress. Go me!

On top of that, believe it or not it’s been four years since Mystic Ink was published by Soul Mate Publishing. MysticInk (1) - CopyHappily, they wanted to keep the book for a little while longer. Plus, there’s a smokin’ hot new cover (by Fiona Jayde). Nice, right?

In the midst of all this, something else major happened. Jupiter Gardens Press decided to close shop. As a result, the rights for The Undead Space Initiative have reverted in full to me. That meant I needed to take action, not only on that book, but I also needed to get off my keister and write another book in the series. Oh, and I also decided to rebrand the first book as Dead Girls Don’t Cry  (available August 18th) and indie pub the remaining books in the series.

So guess what? I am near first draft completion on book 2 Dead Girls Don’t Sing. No release date yet, but I can promise that the cover is fabulous (more on why I say that, below).

And if that wasn’t enough to do, I needed a crash course in DIY publishing.

I hired a cover designer which led me to The Killion Group, Inc. I heartily recommend her and here’s why.CaseyWyatt_DeadGirlsDontCry800

Isn’t this cover fabulous?

She also formatted the print and ebook too. With their assistance, the book is ready for pre-order on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, and iBooks. The print copy will be coming shortly as well.

Whew!

But wait, there’s more. I will be doing a virtual tour with Bewitching Book Tours in August, details to follow some time soon.

And, some day soon, my blog will be receiving a reformat. In the meantime, I hope you like the mini-facelift and new logo too.

Yes, I’m back. You’ll be hearing more about what else I’ve been doing (like two panels at #CTConn2016) but I’m saving that for another day.

If you like my blog, please sign up for my mailing list too. And, as always, you can find me on Facebook.

Stay cool!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Misfortune Cookie Cover Reveal!

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Feast your eyes on the cover of  Misfortune Cookie! Another outstanding design from Rae Monet!

In other news – Mystic Hero is done (well, the first draft) and is in the hands of my beta readers.

But don’t think I’m sitting around doing nothing. Next up – completing Lachlan’s Curse. I hope to finish the first draft by the end of November.

Wish me luck!

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Misfortune Cookie – SOLD!

After a whirlwind week: younger son’s graduation, younger son obtaining his driver’s license, life is finally almost back to normal.

I’m happy to report some very good news – Misfortune Cookie is sold!! Soul Mate Publishing will be releasing it sometime in early 2014.

I’m also discussing the title of the book (and how it’s not so unique anymore) over at the 7 Scribes – How Many Misfortunate Cookies Can There Be?. Stop by and leave a comment! I’d love to hear from you.

Virtual Book Tour: The Undead Space Initiative

I’m excited! I start my very first official Virtual Book Tour for The Undead Space Initiative.

For Mystic Ink, I scheduled all the blog stops myself and quickly realized (far too late) that I am really not good at writing a zillion unique blog posts in a short period of time. And it totally killed my writing schedule.

So this time around, I decided to hire Goddess Fish to the do the work for me. They also set up an interview only tour. While I had to answer at least 2 interviews a day for a solid week and half (and it was a bit much), it’s much better than what I did before.

I hope you will stop by and leave a comment. At the end of the tour, I will award one lucky commentor a $25 Amazon gift card and e-book copy of Mystic Ink (either Kindle or Nook version).

September 10:  Bodice Ripper Novels
September 10:  STOP 2  Magically Seductive Romance
September 11:  It’s Raining Books
September 12:  Rogues Angels
September 13:  The Bunny’s Review and The Book Connoisseur
September 14:  Black Velvet Seductions Blog
September 17:  Mark of the Stars
September 17:  For The Love of Reading
September 18:  Realmantic Moments
September 19:  Lisa Haselton’s Reviews and Interviews
September 20:  Words of Wisdom from The Scarf Princess
September 21:  Talisman Book Publishing

I hope to see you there!

I’m so Pretty – Beautiful Blogger Award

Yay! It’s Friday. Don’t forget to visit me at the Scribes for  – I am Not A-MUSEd!

Sabrina Garie has awarded me The Beautiful Blogger Award. Thank you Sabrina!

As most of you may have guessed, there are rules.

Rule #1 – I must share 7 things. Today, I’m going to be different and share fun facts and a secret or two about my characters. Let’s face it, you all must be sick of hearing about me!

Rule #2 – Pass this award to 7 bloggers. More on that later.

From Mystic Ink:

1. Devlin Ward has a potted plant. It’s name is Medusa on account of its snake-like fronds. He would never, ever admit that to anyone
since the real Medusa would not be pleased. And we all know what happens to men who make her angry. Let’s just say it’s not the kind of rock hard Devlin would enjoy.

2. Nix is the most independent of the fifty daughter’s of Nereus. She is adamant about earning her own money and making her own way in the world. Her Uncle Memphis fostered her independence by taking her on as an apprentice in his tattoo shop.

From The Undead Space Initiative:

3.  Cherry Cordial doesn’t like enclosed spaces. Once, when one her fellow vampires jokingly trapped her in a dark closet, she dumped dead fish in their beds for a week.

4. Jonathan, Cherry’s maker, first noticed her because of her beautiful singing voice. It was her rebellious spirit that made him turn her into a vampire. Later, whenever he’d complain about her sassy attitude, Cherry would remind him, “Tough cookies. This is what you signed up for. Don’t blame me that I have big mouth and know how to use it.”  Cherry would like to remind you to get your minds out of the gutter. She’s a stripper, not a whore. Just saying.

From Ascension:

5. Kyra was recruited into the FBI by her boss, Terence Lange after she beat him and hundreds of other veteran sharpshooters at a
regional competition. Lange is inherently distrustful of magic, but does trust Kyra. Both of their understanding of supernatural phenomena are about to be shaken up.

6. Valerian is a stickler for rules and order. Clutter drives him crazy and he can’t stand salt and vinegar chips. Galen uses this information to annoy Valerian every chance he gets. While the two are friends, Valerian is also Galen’s superior, and Galen’s cheekiness often gets him into trouble. Not that Galen would have it any other way!

And from my WIP:

7. This isn’t a character fact per se, but my latest WIP has something to do with fortune cookies and evil spirits. Don’t worry Mystic Ink fans, I am still working on Mystic Storm (Zephyr’s book), but I opted to complete this book first since it was flowing faster.

Seven Beautiful Blogs:

1. Writing Secrets of 7 Scribes – Stop by and say hello. We’re friendly, fun and love to dish about all kinds of topics.

2. Meggan Connors – She makes me laugh with her honesty and self-depreciating humor. I love Edinor and her travels. You have visit her blog to find out who or what Edinor is!

3. Janna Shay – Kind and generous, Janna always makes me smile. She’s also an incredibly supportive and I do appreciate it!

5. Marian Lanouette – A great blogger who shares great advice. Plus, she is one sexy lady. Have you seen her Facebook photo? Her debut novel – If I Fail –  comes out in September.

6. Leia Shaw – Whether she’s blogging at her own site (The Paranormal G-spot) or at Nights of Passion, she always has something interesting to say.

7. Julia Rachel Barrett – C’mon, did you think I wouldn’t pick the lovely Julia? Julia blogs every day and it’s always worth reading.

To the recipients of the Beautiful Blogger Award – go forth and share the beauty!

And feel free to share your favorite blog (s) with me! 

Stop By and Say Hello, My Friends!

I’m over at the Soul Mate Blog today – part of our April Blog-athon. Please stop by and say hello! Otherwise, I will be lonely!

See - Pigs can Fly!