Monday, September 19, 2016

Opposition=Awesome Stories, or Babies Crushing Babies

Got you to look? GOOD. So this is the end of my new cover reveal. Sweet, right? (You're sitting there wondering what I'm talking about, or glad my posts will suddenly disappear from your feed.) I've got a mind blowing thought for you today, but first...

A HUGE shout and thank you to all the wonderful people helping to share my new cover today: Juenta Key, Marcy Hatch, Christine Rains, Bish Denham, and Lynda Young

And now it's funny time:
 

So I found this while looking up "funny time memes." It probably doesn't appeal to you as a time meme, and you may not even think it's funny--in which case you need to spend more time with babies.

But this totally says "TIME" to me.

Let me explain.

In the Maiden of Time series, there can only be one to govern the flow of time--meaning if twins with the gift to manipulate time were born...well, you get the idea. What if this was the case in reality? There could only be one person of any particular skill or expertise? How sad a world would that be? How much amazing diversity would we lack? How many twists and alternatives would we lose?

Celebrate your uniqueness and know that no matter what you feel on the bad days, you are a valuable addition to the human race.

Oh, and let's count our blessings that ONLY in fiction can people alter the timeline.

*sneaks down to the basement for a quick ride in the time machine*


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Release Date: November 1, 2016

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TIME IS THE ENEMY

In 1771, Alexia had everything: the man of her dreams, reconciliation with her father, even a child on the way. But she was never meant to stay. It broke her heart, but Alexia heeded destiny and traveled five hundred years back to stop the Soulless from becoming.

In the thirteenth century, the Holy Roman Church has ordered the Knights Templar to exterminate the Passionate, her bloodline. As Alexia fights this new threat—along with an unfathomable evil and her own heart—the Soulless genesis nears. But none of her hard-won battles may matter if she dies in childbirth before completing her mission.

Can Alexia escape her own clock?

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What comes to mind when you hear the phrase "There can be only one"?

112 comments:

  1. And be glad we don't have a twin that wants to kill us!

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    1. Well, I don't know. All those clones out there... You'd better watch your back.

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  2. Not going to sign up for the blog tour, but would be happy to shout out for you in follower news then if you send me your info.

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  3. Rather than spend time with babies, I'll just take your word for it.

    The movie Highlander comes to mind.

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    1. LOL. Yes, it is rather Highlander-ish, isn't it?

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  4. Happy to host you today! Like Diane, I thought of the Highlander too.

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    1. And how could you not? Highlander is epic.

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  5. I've signed up for your tour! Didn't the series Fringe deal with alternate universes and doppelgangers that clashed from time to time?

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    1. Thanks, Bish! I didn't watch Fringe. It just felt off to me, but I heard it was pretty trippy.

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  6. Haha Yeah, you got my attention. Love your cover.

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    1. Especially because anyone who has had kids could totally see this happening, eh?

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  8. Babies are so fascinated with one another and fun to watch how they interact. Great cover.

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    1. Thank you, Susan. Babies are like water or fire. You could watch them forever.

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  9. I do think that meme is hilarious, but hope no babies were harmed during the filming blah, blah, blah. I think I joined the promo tour. Pretty sure anyway. So will email instructions be forthcoming?

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    1. Of course. Once the brain has recovered from current pressures. Middle of October probably.

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    1. Right? You don't know whether to laugh or be appalled.

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  11. I could have used that door a few times with my sibling. What a pain she could be. :-)

    I've been around to a lot of places where your cover is revealed. Very nice, Crystal.

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    1. Thank you, Lee. I've seen your new book around a ton too, and I can't wait to read it...but I have to. *sigh*

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  12. Love that image, I got a chuckle! :)

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    1. Yay! I knew people would be equal parts appalled and entertained, but I have a baby and see what she does all day. It's stinkin' hilarious to me.

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  13. That picture reminds me of the time I locked my sister in a wardrobe and tried to suck the air out with the vacuum cleaner… It didn't work, but I did manage to tip the wardrobe over she she was stuck inside until someone strong enough to lift it back up could rescue her.

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    1. Oh my. The things we do for love, eh? Sibling rivalry can get downright nasty.

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  14. Your new book has been popping up all over the blogosphere, and that cover is absolutely GORGEOUS! I'd be happy to give your book a shout-out on my blog in November. (That cover of yours will add some much-needed class... )

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  15. Now, that's an interesting what if question. I may have to "borrow" it.

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  16. Time to alter the timeline! Fictionally. I've seen that meme before and it is hilarious.

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  17. I think it is a blessing that time cannot be altered, we could really mess up our lives that way... xox

    I think I like your idea of 10 minutes a day for some sort of exercise to start, I am with you there Crystal xox

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    1. Too true. I'd never thought of it that way.

      Let's do this thing. I'll report to you each week, and you report to me. 10 minutes a day, go!

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  18. That picture sums up sibling rivalry! So glad my sis is now one of my dearest friends! :)
    I'm also very glad that time can not be altered. Bradbury's story about the butterfly effect still haunts me.
    Congrats on all the buzz!

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    1. Tell me about sibling rivalry. I have 7 siblings. ;)

      Two votes against time manipulation, eh?

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  19. Awesome cover!!!! WhooHOO! Love it. The babies made me chuckle. Yup, there can be only one.

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  20. I think, "to rule them all." :) I'm super excited for timeless to come out!

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  21. I think, "to rule them all." :) I'm super excited for timeless to come out!

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  22. The picture kind of reminds me of my two oldest boys. The oldest one was always picking on the younger one. Brought back memories.

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    1. The good kinds, I hope. Only after the fact can we really look back and laugh, eh?

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  23. That baby meme is very disturbing, but yeah, been there, done that, with my own kids! My second used to trap his sister in the corner with his walker, then steal her food and laugh while she shrieked.

    And I am happy to host you on my blog. Just message me on FB to set it up.

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    1. I just chuckle at the meme. Kids do things. You have to be able to roll with the punches, eh? at least at this age it's innocent.

      Sweet! Thank you for offering.

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  24. That's a good reminder that we're all unique and we're all valued members of the human race :-)

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    1. As we are, even if we have a hard time seeing it sometimes. =)

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  25. I have seen that baby picture before, and, having twins of my own, it always cracks me up. When we went to back to school night, one of my twins had drawn a picture of his family and it was me, my husband, and him. He left out BOTH of his brothers. My husband and I thought it was hilarious.

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    1. Kids, eh? That is hilarious. I don't think mine have ever done something like that, but I could see my daughter doing it.

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  26. The whole "there can be only one" thing makes me laugh--I'm writing about cloning right now and it's been on my brain quite a lot.

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  27. Aww! Love this: "Celebrate your uniqueness and know that no matter what you feel on the bad days, you are a valuable addition to the human race." :)

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    1. Except we don't have to strive for it. We just have to be. =)

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  29. I'm glad to always be a valuable addition to the human race. Great words. All success to you, Crystal!

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  30. Wishing you much success Crystal! I love, love love your cover!

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  31. Whee! I just ran off to enter the giveaway on Goodreads, and add your book to my to-read list. Lovely cover!!! VERY striking. Best wishes for this book. :o)

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    1. Thank you, Carol! I'm TOTALLY loving your new cover too. I think our designers must have been in cahoots.

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  32. There can be only one, is often used when someone has done something really dumb.
    Have a great Timeless reveal, Crystal. The book cover is so awesome!

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    1. LOL. I suppose that's true.

      Thank you, Denise!

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  33. Super cover! Congratulations Crystal!

    I love the line: "Celebrate your uniqueness and know that no matter what you feel on the bad days, you are a valuable addition to the human race." Well worth remembering that!

    Thanks for the great post! Wishing you much success.

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    1. And to you, Nicola--cheese and success to celebrate our uniqueness, eh?

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  34. Love those babies! And I do love a time tale when a person needs to hide from herself because there can only be one...

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  35. Hehehe, I do like the babies meme. I also like how it ties into your story. Very fun.

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    1. Thanks, Loni! Have some cheese on your way out, eh?

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  36. I so appreciate those encouraging words! ^_^ Plus, the meme is hilariously disturbing. Me and my brother were talking the other day about all the unconscious ways our sister tried to killed us as infants. Lol!

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    1. I wrote them just for you! ;)

      Oh my. Child homicide...well I guess I opened that can of worms.

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  37. Congratulations Crystal! The cover looks great. Excited for you. If you happen to come by my neighborhood, stop by. I have cheese. :)

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    1. Ohh! Hold on. Let me fire up my teleportation device.

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  38. Okay, this time I KNOW I remembered to signup for the release tour.

    What if one of the twins could only gain their power if the other twin died? Might be some story-worthy conflict in there.

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    1. LOL! I saw the sign up. Thank you!

      Definitely some conflict there.

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  39. That's actually how we decide who's going to post what.

    Congrats again, and good luck with the book tour! May it kick a timeless amount of buttocks.

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    1. Hah! I don't doubt it.

      Thank you! I'm already working my tail end off to make it epic, so it had better be just that.

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  40. I admit it, that made me laugh.

    You're so right: We are all a valuable part of the human race. I think we forget that sometimes when we are having a tough time. Thanks for the reminder! :)

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    1. GOOD. Honestly, sometimes people are just too sensitive. We have to be able to laugh at the stupid (and innocent) things that happen in life.

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  41. That sign up dealy is cool. I'll have to learn from you! My twin niece and nephew have had a few of these moments. I love the diversity in humanity, though sometimes I get so frustrated with certain things that are different than how I do them. I wish we could all love the differences in each other.

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    1. LOL. It's called "marry a programmer." Yup. That's the secret. You could hire one to create something like that in an hour.

      It's hard to love the differences sometimes, eh? I think that's the thing I learned most from living in NYC.

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  42. Oh my goodness. That baby meme! LOL.
    Hey, good luck on the tour. How exciting is that?!

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  43. I'd love a time machine!!! Can I borrow yours?! :)

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  44. Entered the giveaway! But I'll make sure to buy a copy no matter what:)

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  45. Congratulations on great cover and all the best with the tour!

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  46. That picture--ha ha--poor kid!

    I know what a hugely busy time this has been. I hope you can take a deep breath and relax a little now.

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    1. I won't relax until Thanksgiving, but it's a nice thought.

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  47. I am guessing the kid being crushed was okay and siblings will do things like this to each other. :) Congrats on a very successful cover reveal tour!
    ~Jess

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    1. Totally. This kind of stuff happens all the time, and kids are a lot tougher than we think.

      Thank you so much!

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  48. There can be only one makes me think of The Highlander. ;-)

    I think I've signed up for your blog tour already. Please do let me know if that isn't the case.

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    1. I know! And who doesn't want to think about Highlander? Height of epicness right there.

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  49. Such a great cover! Who won the rafflecopter????

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    1. Yeah... That. I had to wait for a little bit. Build the suspense.

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  50. I hope the baby under the door(?) was okay! I could've seen myself wanting to do something like that to my little brother before he was born, though I was crazy about him when I actually met him and no longer cared he wasn't a sister.

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    1. That's how my youngest boy was with the new baby. He wanted a brother, but once his little sister got here, he couldn't be more in love.

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  51. Congrats on a very successful launch! You had a phenomenal amount of entries.

    Do you ever post about scary stuff? If so, shoot me an email.

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    1. It did go off pretty well, eh?

      Emailed you. There's a reason I like to hang around your place. ;)

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  52. Erm, cough, I'm not royal... I'm kinda immature instead. I'll give you a moment to think about that one.

    Congrats on the launch. I'm so excited for you.

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    1. Whatever. You're totally a queen in my book, either way. =)

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    2. Whatever. You're totally a queen in my book, either way. =)

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    3. Ok, I'll be less obtuse: my last name is not King, it's Young :P

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