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Hall of Fame Party: Kelley Lynn releases FRACTION OF STONE

Roll out the red carpet!
Open the champagne!
It’s time to enter the Hall of Fame!

Hall of Fame

Yes, it’s release day again over at Sapphire Star Publishing, and today, my lovely publishing sister, Kelley Lynn, launches her debut novel, Fraction of Stone. Huge congrats to Kelley and let’s hear it for the book….

Fraction of Stone
by Kelley Lynn

Release Date: March 21st, 2013 by Sapphire Star Publishing
Genre: YA Fantasy

Book Description:
Wind tunnels, torrential rains and earthquakes tear apart Casden. The cause of the world’s imbalance is unknown, but the mounting occurrences suggest there’s little time before life ceases to exist.Rydan Gale and Akara Nazreth are the only humans with the ability to wield magic. The tattoo on their necks and the discovery of an ancient book, dictate they are the key to the world’s survival.But the greatest obstacle for saving mankind isn’t the bizarre creatures, extreme betrayals and magic-fearing men hunting them.It’s that Akara doesn’t believe the world is worth saving.


About the Author

Eventually the day came when the voices in Kelley Lynn’s head were more insistent than her engineering professor’s. So instead of turning to her Thermodynamics book, Kelley brought up a blank page on her computer screen and wrote. Somewhere along the way she became a Young Adult author.

Kelley was born and raised a Midwestern girl. She’s not afraid to sweat and fills her free time with softball, soccer and volleyball. (Though you probably don’t want her on your volleyball team.)

She occasionally makes guest appearances as a female vocalist for area bands.

You can find Kelley hanging out at her blog, titled in her name, as well as the group blog she shares with her fellow critique partners, Falling for Fiction. Kelley is a member of the Society of Children’s Books Writers and Illustrators.

Kelley Lynn’s Links: Blog | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads

GIVEAWAY!

To celebrate the launch, Kelley is offering a fabulous giveaway: there are Amazong giftvouchers and ecopies of Fraction of Stone up for grabs, plus one signed paperback too! Enter here:

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Congrats again, Kelley, I hope you have a rocking release day and I can’t wait to read Fraction of Stone!!

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CentreStage with Jennifer M Eaton ~ For the Love of Christmas

Welcome to CentreStage!

CentreStage features fantastic authors from around the world. These authors might talk about their books, their writing, their lives or any other experience that takes their fancy. Every feature is unique in format and style, and today is no exception!

It is my enormous pleasure to welcome the amazing Jennifer M. Eaton today. Jennifer and I ‘met’ in the blogosphere and I love following her blog. She is so full of energy that it leaves me breathless, and her sense of humour is wicked. Today, she’s here to celebrate the launch of the For the Love of Christmas Anthology featuring her Christmas romance, Connect the Dots!

HUGE congratulations and… Take it away, Jennifer!

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The Inspiration of Music ~ Where Does it Come From?

When do you listen to music?

My house is almost always filled with music.  My husband loves it, and grew up with a love of classical as well as contemporary styles.

Growing up, my house had very little music in it.  Music just wasn’t important in my parents’ lives.  Even radio was always “talk radio” when we were in the car.  It wasn’t until my friends started playing their radios that I started forming my own opinions on music. (Which ended up being main stream-pop.—what everyone else in my school was listening to.)

Now, while I still can’t get in to opera and some of the other stuff he listens to, I have “grown” in my musical tastes thanks to my husband.  I even find inspiration in the “mood” that music fuses into your psyche.

But “mood” can be a distraction as well as an asset.  For instance, while I write, I cannot listen to anything with WORDS in it.  Hearing someone else’s words distracts from the words flowing on my own page.

However, when I’m driving, I PREFER music with words.  Since I am normally alone when I drive, the words keep me company (and I don’t have to be embarrassed when I song along).

I know writers who ALWAYS listen to music when they write, which I find interesting, because I only turn on music when I need to drown out the noise (or talking) around me.  Otherwise, I prefer silence when I write my stories.  I’ve always wondered if I’d been bought up with music in my life, as my husband was, would I feel differently about that.

When do you listen to music?  Does music “contribute” to your life?

Wow, what a great post, Jen ~ thank you! Well, I’ll go first then in answering your question! 🙂 You already know how much music matters to me. I never listen to music while I write, whether it’s with or without words; I find that the mood I need when I write changes so quickly that music can’t keep up with it. However, when I do listen to music, lyrics matter; I find I can’t connect with the music if the lyrics don’t speak to me!

About Jennifer M Eaton and Her Work

Jennifer Eaton lives on the East Coast USA with her husband, three boys, and a pepped up poodle.  She hosts an interactive website  aimed at making all writers the best they can be. You can also find Jennifer on Twitter.

Her Dystopian novelette “Last Winter Red” is available as part of the “Make Believe” Anthology from J.Taylor Publishing.  Her Christmas Romance “Connect the Dots” is available as part of Still Moments Publishing’s “For the Love of Christmas” Anthology.  Both are available in ebook format from Amazon.com, Barnesandnooble.com and Smashwords.

You can find Make Believe on Amazon and Barnes & Noble right now!

And you can find Connect the Dots in the following places as of now:
SMP LibrarySMP eBook Store; Smashwords

Last Winter Red

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In search of a husband, Emily leaves the safety of the city and risks her life stepping into the outside world.  What she finds there will question the foundations of everything she believes in.

Connect the Dots

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Jill has no idea what she wants for Christmas, but when it looks like her best friend Jack is going to get exactly what he asks for, Jill makes a Christmas wish that will change both of their lives forever.

Wow, awesome covers and I am thoroughly intrigued! Will be checking these anthologies out post-haste *scurries to grab Kindle*

Congratulations again, Jennifer, and over to you, folks: Tell us about your musical writing habits…