Well…maybe naked isn’t exactly the right word.
Presenting a workshop feels a little bit like getting out of the shower in public. Thankfully, it only feels that way about the first two minutes. By then, some friendly audience member tosses me a towel in the form of a smile.
Yep, I’m presenting this weekend at the Emerald City Writers’ Conference with fellow creativity coach and co-author of MUSE FOOD, Jess Macallan. We’ll be sharing our sensory bar with attendees and getting to know what makes each person’s individual creative spark become a fire. MUSE FOOD goes live this weekend and will be ebook priced at just 99 cents.
If you’re in the Seattle area, I’d love to see you and share some swag at the ECWC Book Fair on Saturday at 4:30-6pm. I’ll have lots of goodies on me.
Speaking of getting undressed, I’ll bet you all are wondering who was in costume as me all last week. MANY of you already guessed correctly. It was the uber sweet and amazing author Lacey Weatherford!!! Did you guess right?
Yeah. I know. A lot of us did. Which rocks!!
And while the random number generator has no favorites, it did select a winner of the super secret HOT Kit! Why is it secret? Because my hubby dabbles in beauty products and whatever is popular and new is usually also hush hush unless you’re an industry insider.
AND the winner is…..
Thank you to Enna and everyone else who commented here and on all my amazing reviewers’ sites. What a fantastic week!
Please be sure you got Soul Search on ebook for commenting. I hate the idea of missing anyone in the fun frenzy.
For all you book junkies out there, this Friday is the Indie Book Collective’s Bestseller For A Day and five ebooks are up for 99 cents grabbing just in time for Halloween. There’s a Kindle giveaway, too. Author Cristyn West will be feeling all sorts of naked out there. Let’s be sure we support her with a shout out and a purchase.
Sooo…what makes YOU feel naked?
Today I walked my 6 year old to first grade and cried the whole way home. Yep. My lil guy is growing up far too fast on me. For years now, I thought how wonderful it would be to have both kids in school so I could write all day long without distractions and Dora the Explorer yelling at me in the background.
I’m not on my own for eight hours yet but already I can tell, I’d rather be writing with both kids fighting at my feet.
Dove caramel chocolates are helping get me through along with tons of snuggles from my almost four year old.
It’s been one of those months (summers?). *nibble* I’m WAY behind on goals, which for a plotter goal type like me, gives my hives. But I have a ton to be thankful for. Two healthy, amazing children. A super supportive husband. My writer friends who stand by me the whole virtual day through. My non-writer friends who know just when to force me out dancing. (Force, yeah, right.)
Though I’m behind, I feel like a new era is beginning in my writing. *chomp* In part because of the coming re-releases and exciting anthology projects, in part because of the successes of my current list of titles. Whoa! This is where I’ve been long striving to be all these years! Praise chocolate! And, how did that happen? All those baby steps, I suppose, have finally added up to miles of progress.
A few exciting updates on the horizon: Soul Search releases in three short weeks (eARCs on the 15th), Wanted will re-release soon after and the Indie Book Blowout is Labor Day weekend. *nibble nibble nom nom*
Today, I’m going to press pause. I’m going to eat my Dove’s, hugger on my baby girl, pick my son up later with a smile and just focus on being very present in life. A tear or three will probably jerk out. But thanks to friends and chocolate, I will survive. And thrive.
Hugs, Amber Scott
The next couple weeks are all about Freebies! Why? Because I love a good deal, and free is even better. Right?
If you don’t already have a Kindle, I’m betting you have the free iPad/Andriod/iPhone app. And if you do, you’re probably transformed by that eBook experience. It’s fickin’ addictive!
My Kindle (Kipp) needs more eBooks!
I know yours must, too and I’m here to help. July 18th meet me HERE for the beginning of MENAGE a BLOG, a week long blog hop of twelve authors of various genres who will be giving a FREE ebook to EVERY single commenter. We’re talking award-winners, YA paranormal, YA fantasy, romantic suspense and more!
My personal faves are Much Ado About Marshals by Jacquie Rogers and Finding Kate Huntley by Theresa Ragan but I haven’t read them all yet so this might change. Three authors a day will be flirting for your attention each day, giving away ebooks, giving away a prize and there will be a brand, new Kindle up for grabs, too!
Want MORE free? If you enjoy my books and friend me on Facebook, I’ll be happy to induct you into my secret fan group, The HOT Club, and send you a swag pack of goodies that tell the world you are HOT!
Happy Hump Day all! May your week end smoothly with you getting a ton done!
Today is all about spilling some secrets. Why? Because juicy secrets are just too fun NOT to share!
The HOT Club is not just a page here, it is also my secret group on Facebook, and it is hopping! If you want in, friend me on Facebook then let me know to add you in. HOT Club Rule #1: Tell everyone you’re in HOT Club. #2: Spoil the HOT. This means swag, news, extras goes to fans first.
Another juicy secret: This Blog Tour de Force’s “Menage a Blog” is coming July 18-22nd and one of the authors on tour could be showing up with a celebrity in tow!! Yep, one of her characters is based on an actor who contacted her about potentially connecting to promote her books. WOW! So, who is it? You’ll have to tune in online to solve that little mystery. But don’t worry, if you go to Blog Tour de Force on Facebook or follow the #BlogTourDeForce hashtag on Twitter, you’ll easily find out.
Speaking of “Menage a Blog,” July 18th, I’m up against Deena Remiel and Carolyn McCray in a flirt to the finish. In addition to scoring Fierce Dawn on ebook for free just for commenting, I’m offering and advanced ebook review copy of Soul Search to every single commenter. This stand alone paranormal romance, set in 1930, will satisfy your inner paranormal investigator with the hero’s hunt for a soul thief before it’s too late to save his missing nephew. After everything else, falling for the spiritualist medium aiding in his search is absolutely, undeniably the worst thing he can do.
Don’t worry, I saw all those ears perking up at the mention of Fierce Dawn and since I know most of you have read it, I have a little treat! Here, on this site, I have a secret page that is password entry only. It gives you a little scene extra snippet from Fierce Dawn that Elijah lovers will adore! To get to the page, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll get you your goodie!
PS: Fierce Dawn hit #10 on the Amazon Kindle Vampire>Romance list!!! WHOA!