Boyce Manifesto #5 | Adventures are Fuel for the Soul

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As we make our way through the adventure called life, we all go through rough patches where the best thing for us is just a little inspiration. I created the Boyce Manifesto to give you that motivational boost everyone needs now and then. There are my twelve mantras to live by, and today I want to share a story about one of them. #5 Adventures are Fuel for the Soul My husband likes to monitor Living Social for cool deals. It’s a great way to get out and explore new worlds within your city. In one of these epic deals, he … Read More

How dragging my feet made me miss out on the event of a lifetime

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Have you ever decided to sleep on something, or wait to get something, only to lose out on that something? It. Sucks. I’m all for making sure it’s the right thing for you. I like to have the facts, the benefits, and the costs all laid out before I make a decision. If there’s a lot of pressure to act quickly, I sometimes just say no on default (it depends who’s asking, honestly). But man, does that backfire sometimes. Back in March of 2014, a friend mentioned Penned Con as a conference I should look into. I added it to … Read More

Upcoming Release | Losing It: A Collection of V-Cards

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I am so super excited about this collection! Losing It: A Collection of V-Cards 22 Bestselling YA authors reveal what went on behind the curtain in your favorite YA novels! From paranormal to contemporary, this collection features over 200 pages of ALL NEW CONTENT full of deleted scenes, extended endings, and more from the young adult series’ you love. In this YA/NA crossover collection all of your favorite heroines are cashing in their VCards! YA just got steamy, sexy, and not afraid to go all the way! Due to the graphic nature of some content, this collection is recommended strictly … Read More

Dreaming of Books Giveaway Hop

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Giveaway time! Today I’m participating in the Dreaming of Books Giveaway Hop, organized by Kathy at I Am A Reader. For this special event, I’m giving away a signed paperback copy of Lichgates (Grimoire Saga #1) to a lucky US resident. The Rafflecopter giveaway is below and the entries are easy! Before you scroll down, read about Lichgates and grab a free ebook copy.   Lichgates (Grimoire Saga #1) The final page will leave you breathless. When Kara Magari uncovers a secret door in the middle of the forest, she discovers (and trips through) a portal to a hidden world … Read More

Boyce Manifesto #4 | Fiction Equips us

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As we make our way through the adventure called life, we all go through rough patches where the best thing for us is just a little inspiration. I created the Boyce Manifesto to give you that motivational boost everyone needs now and then. There are my twelve mantras to live by, and today I want to share a story about one of them. #4 Fiction Equips Us with the Tools and Knowledge to Improve Our Situation I first heard this saying when Neil Gaiman responded to a fan’s question: It’s a pretty cool thought. And it speaks to one of my … Read More

Teaser from Illusion (Grimoire Saga #4) | The Seven 11 Blog Hop

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Let’s go on a teaser binge! This is a blog hop, so you can go to the websites listed below and read teasers from upcoming and recently published works. Enjoy a trip through a tour of teasers! There are also two giveaways included this month. One is for two tickets to UtopYA host by myself and Janet Wallace and the other is hosted by Justine Winter and she is giving away two spots on her beta reader team for her upcoming novel. Find those at the end of the post. The rules?  Authors in the hop share 7 lines from … Read More

How to fulfill that new year’s resolution

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I’m not sure about you, but I’m usually gung-ho about my New Year’s Resolutions until about February 3rd. Then, I get caught in the hustle and bustle of the new year, and I tend to shift priorities. Aka… I drop my New Year’s Resolutions as priorities. Sound familiar? If you do that, too, I have a stellar way for you to make 2015 different. Let’s make this the most creative year ever for you. And that’s the important word here: creative. Whether that creativity comes through as writing, gardening, cooking, painting, singing… you name it. I want to help you … Read More

Boyce Manifesto #3 | Your Greatest Moment has Yet to be Written

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As we make our way through the adventure called life, we all go through rough patches where the best thing for us is just a little inspiration. I created the Boyce Manifesto to give you that motivational boost everyone needs now and then. There are my twelve mantras to live by, and today I want to share a story about one of them. #3 Your Greatest Moment has Yet to be Written When I published Lichgates and first held the paperback in my hands, I cried. Just gooey, drippy tears. I was so happy. I thought that was the greatest thing … Read More

Why a hangover can sometimes be a good thing

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Have you ever had a hangover that was totally and completely worth it? It doesn’t have to be liquor, either. Maybe you had seven slices of the most delicious cake ever and instead have a happy tummy bulge and zero regrets. That counts. My hangover involved decadent mimosas and a brunch buffet in downtown Washington, D.C. Hubby dearest treated me to a brunch-fest in D.C. with all-you-can-drink mimosas. They were divine, and no one turned off the tap for me. Waffle + mimosa. Omelette + mimosa. These odd little strawberry-mango mousse cake things + mimosa. Yum. My buzz stuck with … Read More

Death to sugar comas!

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Okay, think long and hard about this one… When was the last time you went on a total sugar binge? I used to have this routine every time I went to the movies (which thankfully, wasn’t often): I’d go to the candy store, load up on sour patch kids & gummy raspberries, and binge on sugar throughout the movie. Ughhh… so bad, yet so good. For those two blissful hours, I was in a sugar-induced coma. But a half hour after the movie ended, almost without fail, I felt like utter crap. Just gross. I had insta-regret, yet always wanted to … Read More