Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Catch Up

I'm playing catch up today. How about you? After an exciting first two days of cover reveal, I'm announcing the BLOG TOUR for SOULLESS. 



Ready to win a book? 

Last week, the fabulous Elizabeth Seckman shared BELLA'S POINT with us, along with two truths and one lie. Those who guessed the lie correctly were entered into a random drawing for the chance to win her ebook. You can get a copy of her book HERE. 

Elizabeth's game:

1. Elizabeth was a resident advisor at Marshall University.
2. She is amazing at Call of Duty.
3. The beach is her happy place.

And the lie is: 

#2. Despite being a mom to four boys, she hasn't yet overtaken the world of Call of Duty. 

Way to guess those of you who got it right! And the winner is:

...DRUM ROLL...

Meradeth Houston!

Congrats, Meradeth!

NOT TO BREAK TRADITION, but I'm breaking tradition. No truth or lie today, but my giveaway this week continues from Monday. You don't have to guess a lie today to be entered! *gasp*

SOULLESS, Book 2 in the Maiden of Time trilogy

Alexia manipulated time to save the man of her dreams, and lost her best friend to red-eyed wraiths. Still grieving, she struggles to reconcile her loss with what was gained: her impending marriage. But when her wedding is destroyed by the Soulless—who then steal the only protection her people have—she’s forced to unleash her true power.

And risk losing everything.

COMING October 13, 2014

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How would you like to win an eARC? (Advance Review Copy) Just tell me about your favorite supernatural creature in the comments below.

Oh, and to help celebrate, my publisher has put MOONLESS on sale now! (But get it quick. The price goes up on the 18th.)


So friendlies, what is your favorite supernatural creature? Are you into time manipulation? What's your favorite time-travel story? Are you catching up on anything today?

102 comments:

  1. Ghosts? The possessed? Something about a supernatural creature that was a part of your world or somewhat still is, I find truly chilling. I tried to preorder but the page won't change when I click the buy now button. Anyway congrats Crystal, can't wait and your cover looks nice.

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  2. Hey, that's me!! :) Thank you!! And I am very much looking forward to Soulless. My favorite supernatural creature would have to be witches, though this is probably just because I'm reading about them right now. (And I don't want to pick my own, haha!)

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    1. I know! Lucky you, eh? LOL. It's okay. You can pick your own. The Passionate and Soulless are my favorites.

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  3. Signed up for the blog tour! I can't wait to read Soulless! I dunno, I've always been a fan of vampires, but more Anne Rice, less Twilight. I created a supernatural species for a book series who suck the lives out of their victims by kissing them. I hope I'll get back to writing it eventually.

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    1. Yay! So glad, Sarah.

      I'm a sucker for vampires too, and I love the concept you've got going. I hope you get back to it too!

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  4. My favorite time manipulation story would be Back to the Future. Does that count?? LOL

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    1. YES!!! You should see my kids at the mention of Back to the Future. We've got a whole family culture built around it. Those movies are EPIC.

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  5. I wish elves were real. The good kind that are one with nature kind of being. You're going to be a busy lady.

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    1. Me too. Then again, maybe not. If they were, humans wouldn't be nearly as cool.

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  6. Love the cover of Soulless! My favorite paranormal creature is a vampire (just not the sparkly kind).

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    1. Thanks, Cherie! I'm with you. Vampires were not meant to sparkle. Ever.

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  7. bah
    I haven't had a chance to read the first one, yet.

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  8. Woo hoo! Soulless is beautiful! Jonathan Rhys Meyers as Dracula was my favorite. They cancelled him. Le siiiigh.

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  9. I'd say your cover reveal tour has been a success. Been seeing it everywhere! Congrats again!

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    1. It seriously has, right? People on the blogosphere are so wonderful to help share.

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  10. I like angels and fairies the best of supernatural creatures (as long as the fairies aren't too tiny and Tinkerbell.) ;)

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    1. Angels... I went on an angel reading binge. I think I'm over it now, but they definitely hold a special place in my heart.

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  11. Yay! I can't wait for the blog tour!! ^_^

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  12. Hey Crystal,

    You can stop twiddling your thumbs. Yay and gosh, I've arrived! :)

    Your blog tour is duly noted. Me, your starstruck fan, will take the liberty of sharing your post.

    Favourite supernatural creature has to be Penny the Jack Russell dog and modest internet superstar! I know how to change the speed of time. Yep, time depends on which side of the bathroom door you're on.

    Cheese from Cheddar Gorge, your way,

    Gary :)

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    1. Yay! Gary arrived! I'm with you. That Jack Russell dog is a pretty epic breed. =)

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  13. I'm out of my league here, because I don't read much about supernatural creatures, unless you're talking about some of the scary critters that populate some of the Stephen King and Dean Koontz books I used to read. But I wouldn't exactly call them "favorites." They scared the stuffing out of me. I DO like Meredeth's Saries, though. I guess they count, right?

    Time travel? I like what Connie Keller has done with it in her "Screwing Up Time" series. And Jude Devereaux's "Knight in Shining Armor" floats my boat, too. Ditto "Back to the Future" and "Peggy Sue Got Married" kinda stuff. And that show that used to be on TV where the guy would say, "Oh, boy!" right before he got whisked into a different time and body. Crud, I reeeeeally liked that show, but right now, I can't even remember what it was called.

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    1. DEAN KOONTZ!!! Have I mentioned how much I love his writing? (But mostly his later works, not his earlier ones.) I think Odd Thomas is my favorite, followed by Fear Nothing. He has a way with the supernatural to be sure.

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    1. (That's because I've mastered the art of TIME TRAVEL. Dun, dun, dun!) ;)

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  15. Catching up on visiting blogs! Added to Goodreads, can't wait!

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  16. As long as it doesn't have anger issues, I'm not fussy. :)

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    1. LOL. Okay, no monsters with a short temper for you.

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  17. Great cover reveal. And great cover, too. I like to read time travel stories, but I've never written one.

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  18. Not really a time-travel story, but did you see the trailer for a movie about a woman whose alternate universe doppelgangers come through to this universe, and it turns out that their lives are better than hers? (It's called You Me & Her. Grammatically, there should be a comma or two in there, but I don't see one on the official pages.)

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    1. I didn't see that trailer, but now I'm going to have to go track it down. Cool.

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  19. Your cover is so awesome. I love seeing the support you've had in getting out the word about the reveal!

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  20. I love the idea of time manipulation, but I've never written it - seems like it's way too easy to get way, way too complex. O_o Good time travel stories are awesome, though.

    Likewise awesome: your new cover. ^_^ It matches really well with the first one, and I like the backwards clock.

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    1. YOU NOTICED THE BACKWARD CLOCK! Wahoo! I think you're the first. It's obvious once you know about it, but it's one of those subtle details most people just glaze over.

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  21. Time manipulation. If only that were possible! Have a good Wednesday. :)

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  22. My favorite book is a time travel story... I love it... It is call 'The Mirror', it is about a granddaughter in the future who looks in a mirror and travels back to her grandmothers time and lives as her grandmother and the other way around for the grandmother... It was intriguing to me... not something I would want to do... :)

    Good luck with the blog tour and the new book sales :)

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    1. The mirror, eh? Interesting. I'm going to have to check it out.

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  23. Hot werewolves or cold vampires - I like wizards.

    http://joycelansky.blogspot.com

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    1. You like the whole gambit, eh? (Me too. Me too.)

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  24. I love your book covers - great stuff!!

    Congrats on the upcoming tour! :D

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  25. My favorite time travel is Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict and Rude Awakenings of a Jane Austen Addict (Laura Viegler). It was great fun reading about some from the Regency switching places with someone in modern day.
    Congrats on all the cover love!

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    1. I think that's on my TBR list (the first one). If not, it should be.

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  26. I'm catching up on blogging, I've been out of the loop so long I'm sure there's loads of exciting things I've missed.
    Great news about your blog tour, I'll have to get signed up!

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    1. Oh my goodness, no matter how many blogs I hit, I know I'm missing half of what's going on. Time to get that time stopper working again.

      Yay! I'm excited to have you as part of the tour.

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  27. I LOVE supernatural creatures in general, but I have a special fondness in my heart for mermaids. Not Ariel from The Little Mermaid in particular, but more adult-themed mermaid stories, like Splash and Ondine. And I love the siren story about mermaids luring sailors with their voices and then drowning them. I even wrote an MG book about mermaids that is tucked away. One of these days I plan to resuscitate it.

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    1. Awesome. I read an anthology with fairy stories once, and there was this comedy I can't get out of my head about a selkie who tries to draw her future "husband" into the water and ends up stranded on earth with a nature-preservation activist instead.

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  28. I don't know about supernatural creatures, but my favorite creatures of all time was anything in the first Clash of the Titans movie. :)

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    1. That works for me. Ah, good memories...

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  29. That looks like a really great book.

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  30. It sounds like an amazing story. Congratulations!

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  31. Hi Crystal - good luck with all promotions .. and I hope the move has gone ok .. and then yes I'm catching up with everything ... running around without a head ..

    Cheers Hilary

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    1. LOL. Thanks, Hilary. Move #1 was definitely a success, and we're doing well. Now we get to move in another 1.5 months. Yay.

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  32. Hi Crystal. Love your book cover and title. It sounds like an amazing story.

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    1. Aw, thanks Rachna. I love them both too, and it is amazing. =) *fist pump*

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  33. Congratulations Crystal! It looks like a great read. I gave you a small shout out on my own blog today: http://www.writinginwonderland.blogspot.com/2014/07/soulless-book-2-in-maiden-of-time.html

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    1. Sylvia! Thank you so much. You are awesomesauce and a half!

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  34. I signed up and noted October 13 on my calendar! It's set aside for you!

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  35. I'm in. Got to double check and make sure I signed up.

    (and for the record, I am awesome at COD if I play three year old newbies)

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    1. LOL! Elizabeth, you rock. You could probably kick my trash on COD. =)

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  36. Hey Crystal - in case you didn't notice when you visited my blog on Wednesday, that was actually last week's post you commented on. I was really late this week (as in the wee hours of Thursday morning) but my post does include your beautiful cover. Didn't want you to think I'd forgotten.

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    1. You are awesomesauce, LD. Thank you so much! It's too easy for the hours to get away from us, eh?

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  37. I'm sure your anticipation grows as the release for Soulless approaches. The cover is beautiful!
    I'm snagging a copy as soon as it comes out! It will make a great read for the Fall=) I'm also going to sign up for your blog tour. I've never participated in a blog tour before but I'm hosting one for Chrys Fey in September and would be delighted to spotlight Soulless in October!

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    1. I'll take it. Thank you so much, Gina. I think blog tours are a blast, especially when they're super creative, and it's a dangerous thing to get addicted to. ;)

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  38. Cover reveals. Blog tours. Non-stop, isn't it? Sending cheese and vitamins.

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  39. I am all about ghosts and restless spirits, especially when they desperately need someone alive to help them "cross over" by doing their unfinished business. Extra fun when the unfinished business is a moral dilemma for the living or reveals someone to not quite be what they seemed to be.

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    1. I'm totally with you. I read SO many ghost stories when I was a middle grader and I don't think I ever lost the taste for them.

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  40. I'm a sucker for vampires.....he.:) Eric from True Blood or Angel from angel or Damian from V. Diaries.....ugh....bite me.

    On a side note: I now have follow buttons on my new site - hoorah - and you can now add me to your reader. My RSS feed - http://www.julessmith.co.uk/feed
    Thanks :)

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    1. Sweet! I don't actually use a reader. I probably should...I'm just not that organized.

      I totally go for vampires too. As long as they don't sparkle.

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  41. Congrats on your cover reveal, by the way. Hope your Blog Tour is a success, which I'm sure it will be. You're going to be so busy! Blog Tour, building your house, etc...

    ANd my favorite mythical creature is the Phoenix.

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    1. Definitely busy, but it's doable when you've got a vision and plan things out in advance, eh?

      Ooh! I love phoenixes!

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  42. Congratulations on the cover reveal. Great that your blog tour went well.

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  43. Your covers are gorgeous, and the premise of the series sounds like something I'd like. Going to add them to my To Read list. :)

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    1. Yay! You'd totally love them. Promise. =)

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  44. I'm catching up on sleep. Looong weekend:) Congrats on your cover reveal! I love "Toothless" (Hiccup's night fury dragon in How to Train Your Dragon. He's scary and sweet:) I'm laughing about your "time manipulation" question. If you count doing ten things at once to save time, then, yep, I'm a supernatural time manipulator!!

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    1. Yes! That's awesome. I wish I could be a time manipulator...but recent years have slowed me down. I can only manage two or three things at a time. =)

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  45. Hmm, not so amazing at Call of Duty?

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  46. The lie is... there is no lie!!! The cake is the lie!

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  47. Favorite supernatural creature? Hmm...I'm so torn. Dragons or faeries. Gosh, who couldn't love both? Sean Connery's voice in Dragonheart solidified my once vague concept that dragons were wise old souls. lol And as for faeries? Hey, I'm a gardener. We need faeries to pollinate the flowers, prop up broken petals, shoo away bad insects, and to put shimmery beads of dew on spiderwebs. Decisions, decisions... Your posts are such fun, Crystal. :-)

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    1. Teresa, I'm with you. I'll take both wise-old dragons and helpful fairies. We need them both, eh?

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  48. Crystal: I love your involvement with Goodreads. I must become more active at that site.

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    1. Am I that involved? Yikes. I guess I do giveaways and post reviews... You know, it's amazing seeing where everyone's strengths lie when it comes to social media.

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  49. I love vampires. Even when books and movies become saturated with them, they always return because they're fascinating.

    Congrats to Meradeth.

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  50. Wizards, vampires, werewolves, witches ... oh you only asked for one. I'll stop now.

    Congrats Meradeth!

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