Thursday, February 27, 2014

The Spark of a Feudling Cover Reveal!

This is my  first ever real cover reveal, and I'm doing something special! We'll reveal the cover one piece at a time, but we have to complete tasks first and each blog will have a different piece

SO. The first task involves Wattpad. On Tuesday, I posted the entire prologue for The Spark of a Feudling. Once it gets to 100 reads, we'll post the first piece. DONE!

The second task also involves Wattpad--while you're there reading the prologue, give it a vote. Once it reaches 25 votes, we'll reveal the second piece. Then come back here to see! DONE!

Task 3 - 50 tweets about the cover reveal and release - please use hashtag #‎SparkofaFeudling  DONE!

Task 4 - Get 50 shares on FB - again use hashtag #SparkofaFeudling 

Task 5 - 50 adds to Goodreads To Be Read list -

Task 6 - Get Wendy's Amazon author page to 100 likes (currently 87) -

Task 7 - Join in on the Feudlings Discussion event on Facebook - We would like to get to 75 attendees.

Task 8 - Get 2000 likes for Wendy's FB page -

Task 9 - Get Wendy followers on Twitter - She has 847 we want 900.

Monday, February 24, 2014

Meet the Character Monday--Shane!

It's time to give the boys a turn, don't you think? So today, let's meet Shane from the Feudlings series. His last book is coming out next month and I'm very sad. And it isn't even his book! He just gets a short story at the end.

This is what Shane looks like in my head: 

Shane was created pretty much by taking Ari, and making someone the exact opposite of her. She's sullen, angry, doesn't trust anyone and doesn't let anyone get close.

Shane, on the other hand, is happy. He's a total flirt, but he's kind and sweet. He wears his heart on his sleeve, he's popular, and has had the same best friend since they were toddlers. He wasn't raised to be a killer like she was, and he has to learn to be the Prodigy on his own.


There are similarities. For example, they both take their destiny very seriously. They work hard, they play hard. Football is life. And they both love to give Hunter a hard time.

Full Name: Shane Delyle

Age: Almost 18

Book/Series: Feudlings/Fate on Fire

Hometown: Detroit, Michigan

Job: Carules Prodigy. Student. Flirt. Football Player.

Family: Shane's only close family member is his cousin, Charity Delyle, who is also one of the most important people in the world to him. When the Council discovered that he was the Prodigy, they took him and raised him as their own. His parents are scared of him, but in Feudlings in Sight, we see that they'll be there when he needs them.

Appearance: Tall and lanky. He's the tallest of the Feudling boys, at 6'2", but not as broad as Hunter. He's got wild black hair and metallic blue eyes that look like contacts but totally aren't. His appearance is based off my adorable husband, but with blue eyes instead of brown, and younger. Not that we're old or anything...

Best Friend: Hunter Delyle, the Carules Guard sworn to protect his life.

Girlfriend: Ari, after some major convincing.

Monday, February 17, 2014

Meet the Characters Monday -- Scout!

Today, I'm introducing Scout. She's the main character from the Riders of Paradesos series. She's pretty much Ari's exact opposite. She's small and physically broken and has no magic of her own, but she has an indomitable spirit and she will not give up. The one thing they both have in common is their fierce loyalty to their family and loved ones.

This is what Scout looks like in my head

Scout has a lot of my personality. She's non-confronational. She's quirky (Yes, that's what I am, quirky. Not weird). She holds on to emotional pain like it can save her...she can definitely hold a grudge! Her ex-boyfriend, Trey, left her in a hospital for three months when he almost killed her in a car accident, and no matter how much she loves him or how sorry he is, she can not forgive him.

But she's way cooler than I am. She has a really special bond with her little sister, Lil Bit. She also has an open mind and an ability to soothe even the most angry of battle unicorns. And when the time comes that she needs to ride into battle on mythical beasts that only the innocent can see? She doesn't hesitate for a second. This girl sees what has to be done and does it.

That's why I love her.

SO. Meet Scout:

Age: 17

Book/Series: Warrior Beautiful/Riders of Paradesos

Job: Unicorn Rider, specifically Ashra's rider. Saver of the innocents' souls. Student competing for the highest GPA in her school against her ex-boyfriend, Trey.

Hometown: Colombia Falls, Montana

Family: She has two parents and a little sister, Lil Bit, who "sees" things and has been treated like she's half insane her entire life. Only Scout treats her like the gifted soul that she is, and when Lil Bit sees the coming demons, only Scout can try to save them all. Only, Scout can't fight them alone and the unicorns show up late.

Appearance: 5'6". Athletic, slender--she's a dancer. Long, honey brown hair and sea green eyes.

Best Friend: Lil Bit and Ashra.

Boyfriend: Trey is her ex-boyfriend, but she can't get over him, no matter how hard she tries.

Friday, February 14, 2014

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Monday, February 10, 2014

Meet the Characters Monday--Ari!

I'm starting this new thing on my blog. Every Monday I'll introduce you to one of my characters. I stole the idea from my sweet friend R.K. Grow. You can check out her blog here.

So OF COURSE my first character is going to be Ari. She's the one who started it all, right? Without Ari, there would be no Feudlings. Without Feudlings, I wouldn't have had the confidence to write Warrior Beautiful. So it only makes sense that we begin with her.

Ari was born because I was reading my two daughters a story about a princess who was trapped in a tower. Instead of rescuing herself, the princess asked a dragon to go get a BOY who then climbed in the window of the tower and helped the princess climb back out. I was SO ANNOYED that I stewed about this for days, and my stewing became a daydream about a girl who was tough enough to beat ALL THE BOYS.


And how I love her. When I was writing Ari, I borrowed her strength. When the lady at the bank yelled at me, instead of running off to hide (which I normally do), I yelled back. I stood up for myself. I had a backbone.

SO. Meet Ari

Full Name: Arianna Delacour
Age: 17
Book/Series: Feudlings/Fate on Fire
Job: Edren Prodigy--Strongest sorcereress to ever live. Has to kill or be killed by the Carules Prodigy to end a three-hundred-year war. Also, high school student.
Hometown: She has a permanent home in Pennsylvania with The Family. But she's grown up in boarding schools all over the world, and home to her is her brother's colony in Washington more than any other place.
Appearance: 5'10". Tall, slender, black hair with red streaks. Big brown eyes.
Best Friend: Charity Delyle
Boyfriend: Shane Delyle (The Carules Prodigy)

Ari isn't afraid of anything. She says what she thinks. Everything she does is 110%. But she's been hurt a lot and doesn't trust easily. The one person in the world she feels safe with is her big brother, Will. She struggles with the fact that she's her grandfather's assassin and feels like she's a monster. She LOVES football and has a boot fetish.

Meet Ari on Facebook! She's got her own page :)