Scarlet Moon by S.D. Grimm

Oh, I love books. So much. And I am dying to read this book especially.

And isn’t that cover incredible? In. Love.

Today I have the lovely S.D. Grimm as my guest, telling us about her main character, Jayden, who stars in Scarlet Moon.

(By the way, there’s a giveaway for a signed copy of Scarlet Moon waaaaay down at the bottom of this post. So excited!)

Let’s get to it!

Hello, S.D. Grimm! I’m so pleased to have you on my blog today. Welcome!

Hey! S.D. Grimm here. I am really excited for this guest blog post today. Not only do I get to talk about my novel Scarlet Moon, but I also get to do something really fun, and that is talk about my main character: Jayden Jorah.

A little bit about Jayden’s appearance first.

Eyes: Blue

Hair: Medium brown with some red highlights.

Height: 5’ 3”

Distinguishing features: A birthmark that looks just like the moon only it’s blood red.

Now there is more than one main character in the Children of the Blood Moon series (of which Scarlet Moon is the first book), but Jayden’s story really takes the lead in this book for a number of reasons. I wanted a really awesome heroine, but I also wanted someone real. Someone relatable.

Jayden is those things. She has honest fears and doubts, and overcoming them is a big part of her story.

What Jayden likes most about herself: Her ability to spar with daggers and a sword and to throw knives. I’m not going to lie; she’s really good at it.

What she likes least about herself: Her emotional side. She’s an empath, and sometimes feeling all those emotions get in the way. Also, she has a big problem with fear. She fears stepping out of her comfort zone and leaving what she knows.

I have some questions for you about Jayden. What does she want to do with her life?

Become a wise woman and eventually a doctor.

What’s her biggest fear?

Moving away from her home and family and the things that she believes define her.

Who are the people she’s closest to?

Her brothers and her best friend/betrothed Ryan. She’s kind of a tomboy and doesn’t have that many close female friends.

I can relate! What is her deepest secret?

Children of the Blood Moon like Jayden have special talents and abilities given to them—they’re all marked by the Blood Moon birthmark. Jayden’s biggest secret is some of her talents. No one knows she can actually feel other people’s emotions and make them her own.

Has she ever been in love?

Well, she loves Ryan, her betrothed, but she’s not ready to marry him. Some of it is the fear of leaving her comfort zone—that includes her friendship with him. She’s not sure how much things will change when she moves from friend to wife. And she’s not sure she’s ready.

Tell us more fun facts about Jayden!

Favorite color: Green. Specifically the green the sky gets right before a storm.

Myers Briggs Personality Type: ISFJ

Theme song: “Shatter Me” by Lindsey Stirling

Hobbies: Sparring, horseback riding, cooking, and archery.

Favorite animal: Horse. She wears a necklace that used to be her mother’s, and the white, wooden charm is a horse.

I hope you have as much fun getting to know Jayden as I had writing her story!

Oh, most definitely! Thank you, S.D.! I have adored getting to know you and your character better!

In Him,

Michele

S. D. Grimm’s first love in writing is young adult speculative fiction. She is represented by Julie Gwinn of the Seymour Agency and her debut novel, Scarlet Moon, is slated to be published in October 2016. When she’s not writing or editing, Sarah enjoys reading (of course!), making clay dragons for her Grimmlies store on Etsy, practicing kickboxing and Brazilian jiu jitsu, training dogs, and doing anything outdoorsy with the family. Her office is anywhere she can curl up with her laptop and at least one large-sized dog.

Don’t forget to visit S.D. Grimm’s website, sign up for her newsletter, and enjoy her fun social media posts on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.

And most definitely order Scarlet Moon on Amazon!

Oh, yes! And what you’ve been waiting for … enter the RAFFLECOPTER GIVEAWAY for one signed copy of Scarlet Moon! (Can I enter? Can I?) I’m so excited about this book! (Giveaway starts today and ends November 2nd.)

Comment below and let me know if you entered!

Realm Makers, Gen Con, and ACFW, Oh My!

Let’s just say I’ve been busy. Extremely busy.

So busy, in fact, I’ve been sick for about three months straight.

I know! Not cool, right?

But the conferences, book signings, conventions, editing jobs, book releases, etc. etc. etc. have all been so wonderful, I couldn’t resist!

(And now I’m being forced by my body to slow it down and take care of me…then I’ll be off and running again!) :)

So now a little about my time at Realm Makers:

And Gen Con:

And ACFW:

Isn’t that incredible? Tosca Lee, Ted Dekker, and being able to dress up in a Star Trek uniform! (Though I would say meeting both authors was a tad more exciting than dressing up…) ;)

There’s more–so much more–and I will do my best to share a plethora of my favorite pictures I took from all three of these events at a later time.

Now, I’d love to hear from you. Have you read any incredible books lately?

I haven’t had time for personal reading lately, and I find I’m desperate for a few good recommendations.

What have you read and loved?

In Him,

Michele

Hodgepodge Cover Reveal

The second anthology by the Heartland Christian Writers is here! (Well, almost…the cover is here!) :)

This beauty releases in November of 2016, and I am so excited to be a part of this anthology.

But first! Back cover copy:

Hodgepodge: An Anthology by the Heartland Christian Writers

A collection of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and prose, this book is truly what the title suggests: a hodgepodge of literary delight.

Heartland Christian Writers began in 2006 when Janet Hommel Mangas decided to lead a Bible study for writers based upon Marlene Bagnull’s book, Write His Answer. Joyce Long agreed to co-lead after the study ended, and this writing group has been going strong ever since. A place of refuge for writers from all walks of life, the Heartland Christian Writers’ group embraces writers at any level who wish to learn more of their craft and advance their skill.

L2L2 Publishing is pleased to bring you this anthology.

Isn’t that wonderful?

I hope you love it–the cover and everything in between.

Until next time!

In Him,

Michele

Ending Fear’s Cover Reveal! Yay!

I’m so excited I can hardly stand it.

Cover reveals quite possibly are my favorite authorly posts to be a part of.

I mean, first I get to be one of the first people to see a cover, then I get to post gorgeous art on my website, and to top it off I learn about a brand-spanking-new book–what’s there not to love about a reveal?

So, without further ado, here it is.

Wait for it.

It’s coming.

Are you hyperventilating yet? (No? Only I get that excited? I knew it.) ;)

Ta-da! Deanna Fugett’s cover for her debut novel, Ending Fear!

Isn’t it lovely?

The first time I saw it, I just about died. In love!

There is such wistfulness, such longing, such wanting to be free of fear, the girl can’t help but match the title.

I have a feeling this book is going to be awesome. I just know it. ;) (Okay, okay, so I’ve already read it. It is amazing!!! I can’t wait till you get to read it too!)

Here is a synopsis of this YA Dystopian:

Fourteen-year-old Fear learns she was a parachute baby, dumped over the edge of the Gliding Lands as an infant. Running from her abusive Downer family, Fear discovers a new family. One who knows how to love. But then her new little sister is kidnapped and sold to a harem. Fear must go against her namesake and journey to the dreaded Gliding Lands before the little girl’s innocence is ripped from her forever. Can she save Happy in time?

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today. I pray you have a wonderful day and read lots of marvelous books!

In Him,

Michele

A little more about the author:

Deanna Fugett’s heart belongs to writing. Author of edgy YA Dystopian fiction with an underlying message of hope, this stay-at-home mom of four focuses on writing as much as humanly possible. She was published at the young age of six in a local newspaper and is excited to be published again. It only took twenty-six years. She enjoys the thrill of writing fiction that deals with intense topics and prays it will impact people for the better. Visit www.quillsandinkblotts.blogspot.com to learn more about her.

Facebook Party Today!

My celebration for Zombie Takeover’s release is today!

Have you ever been to a Facebook party? It’s so easy!

  1. Click on this link or the one below.
  2. Click that you’re “going” (FB will send you a reminder before it starts).
  3. Comment on any picture I post between 7 and 10 p.m. EST.
  4. Your comment will enter you to win a prize!

That’s it!

It’s so simple! And fun!!!

Will you join me? (You know you want to…) ;) Can’t wait to see you there!

Click this link to join me!

And scroll down for just a peek of what I’ll be giving away. :)

I’m so excited!

In Him,

Michele

 

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