Hello....Hello?....Is anybody there?

The last time we posted was summer?! Yikes!  There's slushy snow on the ground now.  Those months traveled by quickly. :p

I'm off of work (teaching first grade) for Christmas break and decided to dust off this ol' blog.  If you're not there to listen, I totally understand!  If you are, well hey there!  Thanks for stopping by even though you probably figured we'd never post again!

What've you been up to?  Reading, writing, working, cleaning, eating, running,...?  Anything big to share with us?

Erica's busy with her sons, work, Christmas programs, and life.  I'm busy with sons and basketball and Christmas and work and grad school and rereading old manuscripts.  I try to get on the treadmill here and there and buy a book on my kindle once in a while.  If only one could wrap me up some time and put it under the tree! Now that'd be a worthwhile Christmas gift!

Other than that...we're out of the online loop.

Catch us up if you have time.  We'll try to venture out your way soon, too.

Have a blessed Christmas filled with family and joy.

Erica and Christy


What's your favorite summer read so far?

This is Christy.  Summer's been crazy.  The end of the school year is always a mess of report cards, parent letters, and cleaning out the classroom.  Once that's taken care of, I take off with my family for a week with my parents.  Upon return, I have one day to do laundry before my husband's family claims us from dawn until dusk for another eight days of fun.  This summer, I hastily agreed to take over our school's summer school class.  I thought, "It's only four days per week for three weeks.  That's only twelve days, 2.5 hours per day.  It'll be like nothing!"  Wrong.  I taught eleven students, Kindergarten through fourth grade.  In the summer.  The older students had fun working independently and with one another, the younger ones did not want to be there where I made them read, of all things.  Heaven forbid I make them read.  Anyways, that's over.  We camped this past weekend, and now finally I am home with no plans for a few weeks.  That means my one month of writing can begin!  I can catch up on very tardy critiques for a few CPs (if they'll still have me), and write something of my own!

I did make time to read one weekend in between family fun and summer school.  In that time I read four books or so. What did I read, you ask?  I'll show you.

The Trouble with Flying (The Trouble Series, #1)

The Selection (The Selection, #1)

The Elite (The Selection, #2)

The One (The Selection, #3)

The Prince (The Selection, #0.5)

The Guard (The Selection, #2.5)

I'd love some more titles to read now that I have time to relax before heading back into the classroom, so if you haven't forgotten who we are and stop by to visit, I'd love a TBR list with help from y'all.

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Cover Reveal- The Trouble Series by Rachel Morgan

I am a HUGE fan of Rachel Morgan.  She astounds me with her business-savvy approach to writing and publishing AND, most importantly, her writing ROCKS!  I devoured her FAERIE GUARDIAN series (and I am not normally a reader of fae novels!).

So you can't even imagine my excitement when she decided to write in my favorite genre: YA Contemporary!

Last weekend I read her free novella the day it came out and finished it before having my second cup of coffee.  (See below to find out how to get your own copy!)

Yup. She's that good. 

And today I get to reveal the covers to her upcoming novels.  SQUEE!

I'll keep you no further.  Read below to learn about her four latest heroines, their stories, and the covers!

The Trouble Series by Rachel Morgan 
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance

Four new heroines are about to enter the book world in this romance series full of swoon-worthy guys, comical moments, witty dialogue, and hot kisses…

#1: The Introvert

Sarah doesn’t talk to strangers, but the cute guy sitting next to her on the plane might have to be the exception. Hours of random conversation later, Sarah thinks Aiden could be her happily ever after. The trouble is, he’s gone now—and she has no idea how to find him.  ~ The Trouble with Flying

#2: The Nerd

Livi sees her first year of university as a chance to redefine herself and finally fit into the popular crowd. But how far will she go before realizing that what she really wants has always been right in front of her? ~ The Trouble with Flirting

#3: The Fraud

After a stupid miscommunication, everyone in Andi’s new res thinks she’s secretly dating Damien, boyfriend of resident queen bee Charlotte. Since the rumor’s already out there and refuses to be squashed, Andi and Damian decide to keep up the facade in the hopes of snagging the attention of the people they really want to be with. ~ The Trouble with Faking

#4: The Artist

With exam stress, family wedding craziness, and a spiraling relationship with her boyfriend, Sophie finds herself sucked further and further into the darkness of depression. The only thing making her remotely happy these days is her art—and the guy on the other side of the internet who seems to really get her. But is that enough to keep her from falling off the edge entirely?
~ The Trouble with Falling

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Rachel Morgan was born in South Africa and spent a large portion of her childhood living in a fantasy land of her own making. After completing a degree in genetics, she decided science wasn't for her—after all, they didn't approve of made-up facts. These days she spends much of her time immersed in fantasy land once more, writing fiction for young adults and those still young at heart.

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