This week we are supposed to share our best “fan” experience. I’m new to this so I don’t have one really big “fan” moment etched in my memory. I really tried to nail down just one email, blog post, tweet, or review that stood out above all others but I just couldn’t do it. So, instead I am listing a top 5 of my favorite reader moments:
(by the way, these are in no particular order)
  • My first reader dream cast for Breathe I’d never even realized there was such a thing as a “dream cast” at the time. I was new to the game and this was such a fun thing to see. 
  • Brittany from YA Sisterhood blaming me for her lack of sleep due to staying up all night to read Breathe. I loved hearing she couldn’t put it down. 
  • Receiving an email from a reader who told me after finishing Breathe she immediately read it again.
  • The first time “Team Jax” and “Team Marcus” actually made it into reader’s tweets. I had no idea there was a Team Jax let alone a Team Marcus. 
  • The day I received my first request from a reader to write a story for Marcus. I’ve had dozens since then asking the same thing but that first time when a reader loved a character I created so much they wanted to read more. It was definitely something to remember.                             Here’s what is happening this week:                       
  • Courtney 

    released her Bloodstone Saga finale, My Tattered Bonds                       

  • Check out The Paranormal Plumes Haunted Book Tour in Savannah Halloween Weekend!

  • 30% of the royalties of Lexus Luke’s Manitou The Sky People Saga go to the ASPCA. 
    The Vincent Boys by Abbi Glines will release on Oct 21. Here is the book trailer:
    For a limited time, Kimberly Kinrade is selling signed copies of her YA paranormal thriller/romance Forbidden Mind. As an All Hallow’s Read bonus, she is also including some awesome gifts with each purchase… including a very special bonus to the first 5 lucky people who place an order. Get a copy for yourself and buy one for a friend in celebration of All Hallow’s Read. For more details, visit
    Filter Giveaway on Gwenn Wright’s blog! When she reaches 100 followers she will give away a signed copy of Filter AND one of her fancy new mugs!


  •                         Follow the Carnival…..
  • The Fuji Mermaid Dani Snell’s Refracted Light Reviews
    Leopard Girl Patti Larsen Author of The Ghost Boy of MacKenzie House, The Hunted Series and the HayleCoven Novels
    Fire Breather Courtney Cole Author of Every Last Kiss, Fated, Princess, and Guardian. Also a contributing author in The Glassheart Chronicles
    Strong Woman Nicole Williams Author of Eternal Eden, and Fallen Eden. She is also a contributing author in the Glassheart Chronicles
    Champion Sword Swallower Fisher Amelie Author of The Understorey, as well as a contributing author in The Glassheart Chronicles
    Snake Charmer Amy Maurer Jones Author of The Soul Quest Trilogy as well as a contributing author in The Glassheart Chronicles
    Pretzel Woman Rachel Coles. Geek Mom. Book Reviewer Author of Diary of a Duct Tape Zombie, Whistles, Beergarden, Plagues, Bees of St. John, and Mushrooms
    The Giant T. R. Graves T.R. Graves: Author of Warriors of the Cross
    Jungle Woman P.J. Hoover Author of Solstice, The Emerald Tablet, The Navel of the World, The Necropolis
    Shape Shifter Alicia McCalla Author of the upcoming science-fiction novel Breaking Free
    Tarot Card Reader Heather Cashman Author of Perception
    Fortune Teller Abbi Glines Author of Breathe, and the upcoming Existence and Vincent Boys
    Knife Thrower Cheri Schmidt Author of Fateful, Fractured, and Fair Maiden
    Fire Dancer Lexus Luke Author of Manitou, The Sky People Saga
    Fire Breather Suzy Turner Author of December Moon and Raven
    Dragonslayer K. C. Blake Author of Vampire Rules
    Elephant Trainer Gwenn Wright Author of Filter
    Ring-Leader Kimberly Kinrade Author of Bits of You, Pieces of Me and Forbidden Mind
    Prestidigitator Darby Karchut Author of Griffin Rising and the upcoming Griffin’s Fire
    Lion Tamer Madeline Smoot Author of Missing, Summer Shorts, and The Girls
    Siren M. Leighton Author of the Blood Like Poison Series, Wiccan, Caterpillar, Madly & Wolfhardt & The Reaping
    Horse Whisperer Cidney Swanson Author of Rippler
    Flying Trapeeze Artist Heather Self awesome book blogger.