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99¢ After Christmas Sale

Get a new eReader for Christmas? 
Looking for a way to unwind after the holiday rush? 
Want to curl up with a few new books during the cold winter months?

For a limited time, load your Kindle with a great selection of 99¢ ebooks.

December 26th thru January 1st.

Stock up on an assortment of riveting reads in your favorite genres! 
For a list of titles included in the sale, visit: http://bit.ly/13uGr8v

Get Saving Toby for only 99¢!
Saving Toby on Amazon (Kindle only)
Saving Toby on Smashwords (mobi, epub and pdf available)
On Smashwords, enter coupon code LC94Aupon checkout.

Promotional sale sponsored by #indiebooksbeseen.


Why I Love Being Indie

Secret Santa Giveaway!

As part of the new independent author movement, #IndieBooksBeSeen, over 75 self-published authors like myself have come together to offer an assortment of wonderful stories and titles for a special holiday giveaway.  No purchase to enter, only tweets and follows.  Get in on it Today! Click here: SECRET SANTA'S INDIE BOOK GIVEAWAY
*Drawing open until December 15. Ended

Congratulations to Holly Letson who won a paperback copy of Saving Toby!

Current contributing authors and titles supporting this #IndieBooksBeSeen Secret Santa giveaway are, as follows:

DB Nielsen – SEED: Keepers of Genesis I

Mark Shaw – The Keeper of the Wind

J.C. Brennan – A Fine Line

Kylie Kaemke – Heavy Hearts

Robert A Palmer – Relyk

C.L. Schneider – The Crown of Stones

K.S. Marsden – The Shadow Rises

L.A. Starkey – Deceived

K.K. Allen – The Summer Solstice: Enchanted

LISA – The Elemental

Kevin Moore – The Golden Merra volume 1

Wanda Smith – Summer Winds

Jacci Turner – Bending Willow

Renee N. Meland – The Extraction List

Heather D…

Dissecting a bad boy

It seems that many books in the New Adult genre have become wildly popular because of readers' obsession with misbehaved, but hard-to-resist bad boy characters. We simply cannot get enough of guys like Beautiful Disaster’s Travis Maddox, Easy’s Lucus Maxfield, Pushing the Limit’s Noah Hutchins, and my own sweet, misguided bad boy, Toby Faye of Saving Toby. Here’s my take on what is so compelling about this kind of guy.
Maybe he lived in a rundown house on your street, or around the block. Maybe he was that boy in the back of the classroom who seemed to be the bane of every teacher’s existence. Your brother’s friend whom your parents said was a bad influence. However you knew him, we all knew at least one: the bad boy.
He was a guy who had zest for pushing the envelope. The guy who took pride in getting people to react to his outrageous remarks, his cutting humor and dastardly deeds. Wherever he went, his notoriety preceded him. The rumors, the stories — he was a magnet for the disap…

It's the small things…

As an indie author, I have learned to celebrate even the smallest successes — a nice review, a book sale, or a kind word about my writing. In this vein, I am excited to announce that Saving Toby met the fairly stringent criteria of the vetting process for Indies Unlimited and is now listed on the website.

Besides having my book added to the site, part of the perks is getting to do an author interview. Here are some of the questions with my answers.

Q: How did you come up with the title for your book? Does it have any special meaning?
This is a working title that fit the story. Toby Faye is a troubled guy whose story goes from bad to worse. As Toby begins a dark, downward spiral, I wanted readers to wonder, and worry, how and if he’d be able to pick up the pieces.

Q: Who was your favorite character and why?
Toby – this is his story; his journey, and I enjoyed writing his POV. From his humor to this angst, his cocky arrogance to his emotional fallout, he was such a great character to wr…

Toby Faye Character Bible

Readers: Thank you for being so patient while I work to complete 'Keeping Claudia,' the sequel to Saving Toby. In the meantime, I thought I would offer you a little insight to my creative process. When writing a novel, an author must know her characters well enough to consider how they will react and behave in almost any situation. For this, we create a character bible. A character bible is a bio of sorts that includes a charcter's basic backstory, attitudes, desires and such. This one was created for 21-year old Toby Faye. Some of you will recognize a part of it that I adjusted to fit into the actual storyline. 
Enjoy!



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I like the feeling of my guitar in my hands, and I am proud that I taught mysel…