Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Forget Me Not because Here Are Freebies!

Do you love flash fiction? I totally do. So much so that when I was invited to contribute to a FREE READS flash fiction blog, there was only one answer. 


So let me introduce you to the brand new...

There are some TRULY fabulous authors from all genres contributing to this blog, and you're missing out if you don't stop in. This month has been all about goals, and February is all about--you guessed it--LOVE. 

Titles from this month:

May the Smarter Villain Win (Kai Strand)
Number One (Meradeth Houston)
Step It Up (Meg Gray)
Goals Gone Asunder (Joan C. Curtis)
Miracles (Dianne Hartsock)
Goals (Mary Waibel)
Foreign Exchange (Eric Price) 
The Call (BY ME!!!)

THE CALL: A social outcast. A window to other dimensions. A summon of fate.

There's also a facebook page if you want to follow us and get updates.

Have you read any of these fabulous authors?

Now let's give away some reading joy!

Last week Cheyanne Young shared POWDERED with us, along with two lies and one truth. Those who guessed the truth correctly were entered into a random drawing for the chance to win a paperback and swag pack 

Cheyanne's game: 

1. One time Cheyanne won a $10,000 lottery scratch off ticket and promptly went on a shopping spree, charging it to her credit card. Then, she lost the ticket (and has never found it).

2. She has 50% of the kidneys that a normal person has but she makes up for it by being at least 13% cooler than the average person.

3. She and her best friend once randomly accepted a dinner invitation from a guy they didn't know at a superhero convention. He ended up being the planner of the entire event and they got to spend the entire night with three of the visiting actors who were all in the Harry Potter movies.

And the lie is:

#1. Cheyanne did not experience the UBER tragedy of losing her winning lottery ticket...although that makes for a pretty fun story, eh?

Way to guess everyone who got it right! And the winner is:


Congrats Medeia! 

And now to today's feature...

Anamae is drawn into a world which shatters everything she knew to be true.

Since her mother vanished nine years ago, Anamae and her father have shared a quiet life. But when Anamae discovers a brooch identical to her mother's favorite pendant, she unknowingly invites a slew of trouble into their world. They're not just jewelry, they're part of a highly developed technology capable of cloaking the human form. 

Triggering the jewelry's power attracts the attention of a secret society determined to confiscate the device - and silence everyone who is aware of its existence. Anamae knows too much, and now she's Enemy Number One. 

She's forced to leave her father behind when she's taken in by a group determined to keep her safe. Here Anamae searches for answers about this hidden world. With her father kidnapped and her own life on the line, Anamae must decide if saving her dad is worth risking her new friends' lives. No matter what she does, somebody is going to get hurt.

Get your copy HERE.

AND for a short time only, the book is on sale for $0.99!

Stacey Nash writes adventure filled stories for Young Adults in the Science Fiction and Fantasy genres. She loves to read and write books that have a lot of adventure, a good dose of danger, a smattering of romance, and KISSING! Hailing from the Hunter Valley in New South Wales, she loves nothing more than immersing herself in the beauty and culture of the local area. 

Author of the Collective Series; FORGET ME NOT and REMEMBER ME.

Although Stacey can't eat cheese due to allergies (I know, crocodile tears!), you will find her eating crackers and baby tomatoes as other people would eat cheese, sitting on the back porch watching the sun set.
Stacey gave me two truths and one lie to test your "lie detector" skills. Those who figure out the lie will go into my magic hat for the chance to win an eBook of FORGET ME NOT!!!

You have until Tuesday, January 27 at 1 p.m. EDT to guess. Be sure to come back for the answer on January 28.


1. Stacey is somehow linked with identical twins. There's always been at least one set playing a major role in her life at any given time.

2. She was once stark naked in the DMV.

3. She has more ribs than most people, and that's what makes her a mutant (or if you prefer, meta-human). It's not her super power though. That's being able to hear her name whispered from across a crowded room.
So which is the lie? Are you a flash fiction lover? Have you read any of the LQR authors? Did you check out my SUPER AWESOME dimension travel story? (And if not, what's wrong with you? Get steppin', eh?)


  1. Congratulations on the story, Crystal! Sounds like a fun blog. :)

  2. I love flash fiction. What a great idea for a blog. Thanks for the recommendation, and have a lovely Wednesday.

  3. Congrats on the story! I've never tried writing flash fiction, mostly because I can't even write short stories (they always turn into novels...).

  4. Congrats on your story and contributing to the blog. I've never read flash fiction.

  5. The flash fiction sounds fun! I'll have to check it out!
    And wow, that's a tough truth or lie! Lol. I guess I'll go with #2. :)

  6. Fun site! Congrats on contributing!

    (I admit, I'm a bit weirded out by Katie, Dianne, and Mary's matching head tilt though. It looks they they are related!)

  7. I'm guessing the lie is #2.

    I've done flash fiction for contests and blog hops (mostly using pre-existing characters), though haven't done any for awhile.

  8. Congratulations on your story! This sounds like a great website. I adore flash fiction.

    I'll guess #3 is the lie. Maybe she was stark naked in the DMV in a dream. ;)

  9. That's cool you contribute to another blog.
    I'm really hoping the second one is the lie...

  10. Oh that's fun! I'm so terrible at flash fiction. The sad thing is I usually quit halfway through. Lol!

    So I'm going to be different and go with #3 for the lie. Hey, she could have been streaking in a dare. People do that. She likes adventure. ;)

  11. Forget Me Not sounds like a good book!

    Congratulations on your flash fiction story!

    I'd say 3 is the lie. If 2 is true, I'd really like to hear the story behind it!

  12. Congratulations on The Call. Flash fiction can be hard to write. At least it is for me.

  13. I really hope #2 is the lie, lol! And LQR sounds like a cool, great new blog.

  14. I'll check out that blog. Thanks for the link.

  15. Congrats to Stacey.

    Congrats on the call.

  16. Oh, how wonderful! Congratulations on The Call. I love flash fiction. Heading over to read now. :)

  17. What a lovely way to spell the name, Anamae...
    The lie is no.#2
    I LOVE my FF. I'm off to check it out--------

  18. Will definitely be checking out your story, Crystal! Congrats! I love the theme! I'm hoping #2 is the lie. I'm just like Stacey, can't have cheese, but at least I can still have dark chocolate. :) Congrats, Stacey, your books sounds awesome!

  19. Oh, I love flash fiction! I'm bookmarking the site right now so I can go over and read when I take a break!

  20. I think #2 was true in a dream and that the lie is #3. But what do I know :)

    This book sounds great!

  21. YaY Medeia. WOOT WOOT!

    Lie is number 2? I hope!! LOL

    Congrats, Crystal. The blog looks great. I followed.

  22. Congrats on finding a great new outlet for your writing. I notice some MuseItUp authors I know. Yay for Medeia winning the Cheyanne's book Powered!

  23. Congrats, Stacey!!

    Ooo, how cool about the flash fiction! Congrats! Heading over there now...

  24. Mmmm, Love the baby tomatoes, but they're so much better with cheese. Mozzarella, with some Basil. Yum.

    Um...what were we talking about? Oh, yeah. I'm going to hope that the lie is number two.

  25. I seriously hope #2 is a lie!

    Congrats on the short story blog. I'll have to check it out.

  26. OMG. The horror of spending $10K and losing the ticket! I had guessed that to be a lie. Congrats Madeia. :)

    Heading over to check out the flash fiction...

  27. I'll have to check out the blog. Since everyone seems to be going with #2 (and I was going to until I saw that), I'll be different and go with #3.

  28. Congrats to both you and Medeia! Glad that was the lie. Can you imagine losing a lottery ticket?

  29. Congrats to you and the other authors! Flash fiction is fun. I'm actually teaching a flash fiction class online (for teens) as we speak. You can pack so much good stuff into them. :)

  30. Congratulations Crystal ... this is awesome... I'll have to hop over and take a look this weekend. I hope you are feeling well ... have a lovely day ♡

  31. I think Kai mentioned that site last week. I'll have to pop in.

    I"ll guess #2 is the lie.

  32. 2. She was once stark naked in the DMV.

    I would believe this if it were "in a dream" because who hasn't dreamed that before? :)

  33. Love Flash Fiction! Have to see what you guys are up to.

    I'll go with #3 as totally untrue.

  34. I do love writing flash fiction. They're so good for flexing the writing muscle.

  35. Your story was really interesting - I think that's the first I've read of your writing. Good stuff. ^_^

  36. Fantastic short story, Crystal! I'm going with #2 as the lie. And if it isn't, yikes!

  37. Oh, please DON'T enter me. I win WAY too much. But #2 has simply got to be the lie.

  38. I think #2 is the lie... but I'd believe she once had a nightmare that she was naked in the DMV :)

  39. Loving the Lightening blog! So much fun to participate in :)

    And I'm going for #1 as the lie!

  40. The Call sounds awesome, Crystal. I'm going to have to stop over and read it.

    Cool book, Stacey. Best of luck!!

  41. The Lightening blog sounds awesome. I'll have to check it out!

    I'm gonna guess the lie is #2 and that it was probably a dream she had. Or as someone mentioned above...a nightmare! :)

  42. Hey, congrats on the flash fiction gig! I too love flash fiction, I'm going to check the Lightning blog for sure. Thanks for sharing!

  43. Nice flash! And happy Friday :)

  44. Thanks for the intro to the flash fiction site!

  45. I do enjoy reading flash fiction.

    I am guessing #2 is a lie. :)

  46. I'm guessing 3 is the lie.

    Yay, I won. :)

  47. Congrats to Medeia for last time's win! :) POWERED and FORGET ME NOT sound like interesting books.

  48. Sounds like a cool book. I'll pick #3 as the lie.

    Congrats to Medeia.

    Flash fiction sounds cool. I'll head over and check that out.

  49. Congrats to Medeia for the win! Sounds awesome book!

  50. Congrats to Medeia! Wow. This post was full of sheer awesomeness!

  51. Thanks for the link to Lightning Quick Reads. Off to check that out. I love playing with flash. :-)

  52. Lightning Quick Reads sounds awesome! I'm glad Cheyanne's #1 is the lie. It would majorly suck for that to happen. I'm guessing #2 to be the lie. Congrats to Stacey!

  53. love the lightning link! and your piece sounds intriguing! i'm checking it out!

    Forget Me Not - wow, anamae is a great name, and connecting to another reality? how cool is that?
    and it's funny - that's the name of the chapter i'm working on, totally different take, ha!

    my guess is the nudity in the dmv =D

  54. Not #2? Never been naked in the DMV? Anamae is a good SF name, BTW.

  55. I better check out the blog. These are some interesting stories.

    Way to go, Medeia! :)

  56. I'll say #3. How would she know? Does she count other people's ribs?


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