What´s Up Wednesday

What’s Up Wednesday? The “Thank you for the cover love” edition :-)

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What´s up Wednesday is the brainchild of Jaime and Erin. It´s a weekly meme geared toward readers and writers, allowing us to touch base with blog friends and let them know what’s up. Should you wish to join, make sure to leave a link to your What’s Up Wednesday post in the widget on Jaime´s blog or Erin‘s blog.

What I´m reading

I started BEHIND THE SCENES by the lovely Dahlia Adler, and I am loving the voice!

What I’m Writing

I joined the YA Buccaneers – I need to work hard on the outline of ALWAYS SECOND BEST, and I want to revise my YA Thriller. Click on the image for more information 🙂

What else I´ve been up to

The hubby and I went to the US Consulate yesterday and our visa were approved. I’m still nervous a bit, I have to admit. And I’m waiting until I have our passports back to realize that it’s really happening.
We’re planning to move back to Maryland at the end of September. Less than a month.
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Yesterday, was the cover reveal of  ONE DREAM ONLY and THANK YOU so much for the cover love.
In case you’ve missed it, there is also a giveaway (you could win a $25 Amazon Gift Card + a $25 donation of the project of your choice on DonorsChoose.org)

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And you can pre-order it on Amazon already now (only $0.99) 

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What inspires me right now

This.

Did you see ONE DREAM ONLY is #22 on the Amazon Best Sellers’ list in the 90-Minute Teen & Young Adult short reads category?

Pretty cool

Thank YOU so much for making this happened 🙂

I can’t wait to check all your posts and see what you’ve been up to 🙂

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What’s up Wednesday? The editing edition ;-)

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What´s up Wednesday is the brainchild of Jaime and Erin. It´s a weekly meme geared toward readers and writers, allowing us to touch base with blog friends and let them know what’s up. Should you wish to join, make sure to leave a link to your What’s Up Wednesday post in the widget on Jaime´s blog or Erin‘s blog.

What I´m reading

 I think I’m going to start BEHIND THE SCENES by the lovely Dahlia Adler.

What I’m Writing Editing

I am editing ONE DREAM ONLY and…I think I’m doing it the right way because I ended up bursting into tears while writing an additional scene.
It is a sad scene.
Sad, I tell you.

What else I´ve been up to

 Preparing for my cover reveal on September 2nd. Do you want to help me with the reveal, you can sign up here 🙂

What inspires me right now

The reviews ONE, TWO, THREE is getting.

Thank you again so much everyone for taking the time to read and review. It means the world.

It totally makes me smile to know that people really do fall in love with Nata and Tonio.

“With compelling characters and sudden musings, this book is sure to break your heart and make you sing at the same time.” Girl in the Woods
 
“One, Two, Three was everything that I hoped for, from the parts dealing with ballet, to Nata and Tonio and each of their families, to the romance that I just couldn’t get enough of.”Books Live Forever.
 
Definitely give this one a read!” Cait from Royal Social Media.
 
“The ups and downs Natalya experiences were beautifully written and very realistic.” Gabic reads. 

“One, Two, Three is a beautiful novel which will definitely leave you in a “reading slump” for days.” Bookaholic Reads.

I can’t wait to check all your posts and see what you’ve been up to 🙂

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What´s up Wednesday? The Happy Anniversary edition :-)

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What´s up Wednesday is the brainchild of Jaime and Erin. It´s a weekly meme geared toward readers and writers, allowing us to touch base with blog friends and let them know what’s up. Should you wish to join, make sure to leave a link to your What’s Up Wednesday post in the widget on Jaime´s blog or Erin‘s blog.

What I´m reading

Only a few pages in and loving it!

What I’m Writing

I am outlining ALWAYS SECOND BEST. Outlining, me? I know it sounds crazy. But I´m basically just getting to know my story even better before diving into the drafting.
I am using OUTLINING YOUR NOVEL to learn and so far I can already feel my story getting better even before drafting!

What else I´ve been up to

Finalized the paperwork for the visa and made our appointment with the Consulate for the beginning of September. Crossing my fingers.
Celebrated my 33rd birthday on Monday and it was lovely!
And…prepping for my first #Selfpub Corner post this Friday (to know more about it, you can click on the little button :-))
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What inspires me right now

My husband and our anniversary.

Together for almost 10 years, married for 3…and so so happy!

As I wrote in One, Two, Three’s acknowledgements:

Thank you to my husband, The Chemical Engineer, Alex, (I had another nickname here but he kind of made a face when I mentioned it would be in the acknowledgments…so I’ll just keep it to myself :-)). I would need to write an entire series to explain how amazing you are, and I’m not even sure I could find the words. Thanks for believing in me. Always. (And for taking care of everything while I’m typing away).

I love you!

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I can’t wait to check all your posts and see what you’ve been up to 🙂

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What´s up Wednesday? The wow it´s been a long time edition :-)

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What´s up Wednesday is the brainchild of Jaime and Erin. It´s a weekly meme geared toward readers and writers, allowing us to touch base with blog friends and let them know what’s up. Should you wish to join, make sure to leave a link to your What’s Up Wednesday post in the widget on Jaime´s blog.

It seems like forever since I’ve done a What’s up Wednesday? post…glad to be back.

What I´m reading

I fell into an Abbi Glines frenzy. Ok, maybe not frenzy, but I have been reading a few of her books.
I think they’re addictive.

What I’m Writing

I need to get serious on revising my YA thriller, DADDY´S LITTLE GIRL.
And…I am outlining/researching for the companion novel of One, Two, Three: ALWAYS SECOND BEST.
Which means I am also coming up with a playlist even before writing.

What else I´ve been up to

It seems that the hubby and I might move back to Maryland in October (if all the paperwork goes well).
I quit my job (crazy)
I am trying to prepare, but without having the definite date it is kind of tough. Plus, the hubby is in the US for another project for the month…so…not cool.
I have been doing quite a few interviews and reaching out to bloggers to help promote One, Two, Three. Every review really does count.
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What inspires me right now

Voltaire. Always, Voltaire.

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I can’t wait to check all your posts and see what you’ve been up to 🙂

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What´s Up Wednesday? The ARCs (e-books) are here edition!

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What´s up Wednesday is the brainchild of Jaime and Erin. It´s a weekly meme geared toward readers and writers, allowing us to touch base with blog friends and let them know what’s up. Should you wish to join, make sure to leave a link to your What’s Up Wednesday post in the widget on Jaime´s blog.

What I´m reading

I’m about to start FROZEN by Erin Bowman.
Very excited.

What I’m Writing

I’m revising my YA thriller, so far set for publication in early 2015. You can already find it on Goodreads 🙂

What else I´ve been up to

Sending ARCs (e-books at this stage) to a few people, which makes me super duper nervous but also super duper excited.
Promotion, promtion, promotion. Right now you can win an ARC (e-book) of ONE TWO THREE by commenting on this picture on Facebook or sharing it on your timeline. Click on the picture for all details 🙂
Click on the picture to share it or comment on Facebook and maybe win an ARC (e-copy)

What inspires me right now

My friend Jennifer Ellision. Her book THREATS OF SKY AND SEA released yesterday.

You can read her love letter to TOSAS here

I can’t wait to check all your posts and see what you’ve been up to 🙂

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What´s Up Wednesday? The I’m back edition…

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What´s up Wednesday is the brainchild of Jaime and Erin. It´s a weekly meme geared toward readers and writers, allowing us to touch base with blog friends and let them know what’s up. Should you wish to join, make sure to leave a link to your What’s Up Wednesday post in the widget on Jaime´s blog.

What I´m reading

I just finished WHAT I THOUGHT WAS TRUE by Huntley Fitzpatrick and I can still feel the sand under my feet and the salt water all around me. I can still hear Em. And I so enjoyed hanging out with Gwen. Loved it!

What I’m Writing

As mentioned in my Six Reasons To Smile yesterday, I sent my manuscript to my copy editor.
So I’ll be writing blog posts, cards, emails…but no novels. I’m taking a short break to catch up after an intense edits/revision…

What else I´ve been up to

Going to the Klitschko fight with my husband and hearing Scorpions
All ready to go
All ready to go

We were sitting SO close.

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What inspires me right now

The amazing Jen has her book coming out in less than a month (yeeeep). I had the chance to read it and can’t wait for book #2

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Seeing people excited about my own book coming out. It’s surreal. Totally surreal but so exciting.

My husband’s dedication to train for his half-marathon.

This song Scorpions sang during the fight  THE BEST IS YET TO COME!

I can’t wait to check all your posts and see what you’ve been up to 🙂

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What´s Up Wednesday? The cover reveal happy hangover edition

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What´s up Wednesday is the brainchild of Jaime and Erin. It´s a weekly meme geared toward readers and writers, allowing us to touch base with blog friends and let them know what’s up. Should you wish to join, make sure to leave a link to your What’s Up Wednesday post in the widget on Jaime´s blog.

What I´m reading

I’m half way through WISH YOU WERE ITALIAN and it is the perfect beach read…
Romance, friendship, Italy, self discovery…I’m loving it so far!

What I’m Writing

I currently should be working on ALWAYS SECOND BEST and I will…especially since I’ve just added it on Goodreads (publication should be end of October), but a SNI grabbed my attention for the past two days, a NA thriller (which includes community college, stalking, romance, a blog called The Flying Piggy Insider, a dual POV…)

What else I´ve been up to

Discovering Malaysia.
Enjoying the beach.
Relaxing.
Crocodile Malaysia
During a night river cruise, we came across this fella…
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Reading on the beach…
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Coconuts on the side of the road…

What inspires me right now

The amount of love I’ve received for my cover reveal (you can still enter the giveaway :-))

Seriously, I was tearing up yesterday reading all your comments, and the tweets, RT…

I’m so GRATEFUL!!!

I can’t wait to check all your posts and see what you’ve been up to 🙂

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What´s Up Wednesday? The Cover Reveal preparations edition…

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What´s up Wednesday is the brainchild of Jaime and Erin. It´s a weekly meme geared toward readers and writers, allowing us to touch base with blog friends and let them know what’s up. Should you wish to join, make sure to leave a link to your What’s Up Wednesday post in the widget on Jaime´s blog.

What I´m reading

Still beta reading and still loving it.

What I’m Writing

I´m working on perfecting one very emotional (and key) scene in ONE, TWO, THREE…and it´s tough.
But…once I have this one down, the rest will be much easier.

What else I´ve been up to

As explained on Friday, my great-aunt passed away and it´s been difficult.I spent a few days in France to be with my family. While it was not easy, it was also good to be home and to be with my family.
And…preparing my cover reveal. Different topic, yes, but I find that focusing on a goal close to my heart and what I want to achieve is definitely helpful in times like these.

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My cover will be revealed on April 8th and you can be part of the fun by signing up here. Xpresso Book Tours is organizing the reveal and let me tell you, Giselle has been very helpful and answers emails SUPER fast 🙂

I seriously cannot wait for you all to see it.

It´s gorgeous and fits the story oh so well! Derek Murphy  really captured it and working on the cover with him has been great!

What inspires me right now

My parents. My husband. My family. ❤

I can’t wait to check all your posts and see what you’ve been up to 🙂

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What´s Up Wednesday? The smiling edition…

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What´s up Wednesday is the brainchild of Jaime and Erin. It´s a weekly meme geared toward readers and writers, allowing us to touch base with blog friends and let them know what’s up. Should you wish to join, make sure to leave a link to your What’s Up Wednesday post in the widget on Jaime´s blog.

What I´m reading

I’m beta reading TWO amazing manuscripts. Did I mention they were AMAZING?
I’m one lucky reader, let me tell you!

What I’m Writing

I’ve received my notes from my editor and am currently incorporating some changes. I’m pretty much excited now about ALL my scenes. I’m not saying they’re easy to polish. Some of them are HARD, but falling in love all over again with your story is priceless.
Here’s a part I shared on Twitter. I love this scene!

What else I´ve been up to

Jogging with the hubby. Helps balancing everything.
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Enjoying the unofficial beginning of Spring.
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Creating my UNNAMED but YET AWESOME Team. Really, so thankful for the ladies who joined. And yes, I already shared some super duper secret information with them, as well as a very awkward video 😛

What inspires me right now

The amazing ladies who have joined my team already and all the support I keep on receiving during this adventure ❤

My cover. My designer sent me samples which I shared with my team and I think we all agree on THE ONE. It captures the heart of my story so much, it’s amazing. And I love it. And I can’t believe it.

And Christa. Yes, I know Christa is a constant inspiration (despite her not realizing it) but this week, she announced something extra special. I know I´ll be buying a few more copies to donate.

This is what she said:

“I’m going to give all the income I make from Fault Line book sales during Lent to the Voices and Faces Project in order to help fund more testimonial writing workshops for survivors.”  

I can’t wait to check all your posts and see what you’ve been up to 🙂

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What´s Up Wednesday? The wonderful Valentine´s Day edition


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What´s up Wednesday is the brainchild of Jaime and Erin. It´s a weekly meme geared toward readers and writers, allowing us to touch base with blog friends and let them know what’s up. Should you wish to join, make sure to leave a link to your What’s Up Wednesday post in the widget on Jaime´s blog.

What I´m reading

And I´m really enjoying it!

What I’m Writing

I’m still revising my YA thriller and drafting my YA contemporary romance novel. I´ve been sick a bit so unfortunately this had an impact on my productivity, but I think I can catch up to my weekly goals.
What else I´ve been up to
The Chemical Engineer–aka my amazing husband–organized a Valentine´s Day weekend. By the Rhine. In a gorgeous hotel. With yummy food.
And fun excursions just the two of us.
Basically, it was amazing!
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What inspires me right now

So many things…but I´ll focus on this quote

(even though I posted it last week on my brand new Facebook page :-))

This conversation with my husband. I think it might deserve an entire post at some point. He´s very encouraging and was mainly joking but it got me thinking, hence future post

And this wonderful wonderful package received on Monday.

I can’t wait to check all your posts and see what you’ve been up to 🙂