Friday, August 19, 2011


Hurrah! It’s Friday!

Yes, folks I survived yet another week of this abominable three-digit heat, as well as five solid days on the J-O-B.  But I'm pretty sure you didn't stop by to read more of me whining about the weather (again), or hear about my sweat induced wet-n-wild adventure during my hour long commute in 107 degree I right? You’re here to find out WHAT'S REALLY GOING ON IN THE WORLD?! Or at least what's going on in the little bit of space that I occupy on this planet and to hear news about some books and writers I'm currently really excited for and about.  So without further ado, I present...BIG NEWS FEATURE FRIDAY!!! 

Yes, peeps this is a post dedicated to showing nothing but love to my fellow writers and to offer some of the good news YOU all have that I can share with others. Now...Ready. Set. GO!!!


To kick off this weeks #BNFF I am thrilled and honored to present the lovely and iridescent Gretchen McNeil!!! Gretchen's YA debut novel POSSESS is soon to be released on August 23rd! YAY! That's only four more days people! Squeeeeeee! I honestly can't tell you how truly excited I am about this book.  Naturally, as a writer of the dark and supernatural myself, Gretchen’s story just simply calls to me, and so I am incredibly anxious to get my hands on a copy to finally dig in.  So if you haven’t already, go and PRE-ORDER your copy now!  I HAVE!

This next author's book is receiving rave reviews as her book continues to climb the rankings of B&N and Amazon.  Terri Giuliano Long is the author of IN LEAH’S WAKE, which was awarded the 2011 Book Pick award and is being described by readers as “Stunning”, “Gripping” and a “Beautiful, thought provoking story”.  If you want to learn more about Terri and her work you can visit her blog by clicking here.   IN LEAH’S WAKE is now available on both Amazon and B&N.

I was lucky enough to stumble across the fabulous Fletcher Bell in the amazing world of twitter.  (Love #FF!) Fletcher is not only an author, he’s also a media researcher and PhD candidate, which is code for he can blow your mind without you even knowing it. I mean seriously, what more do you want? His novel THREE IN A ROW is now available on Amazon and Smashwords. PICK UP YOUR COPY TODAY! 

Now I simply couldn’t resist giving a MAJOR shout out to this gorgeous rising star writer who has inspired me in ways she'll probably never know.  The beautiful and talented Tara Hudson is an attorney by trade but a brilliant up and coming author that I am anxious to see the world embrace in the very near future.  Tara's debuting novel HEREAFTER is a gripping and deliciously evocative story that explores the realm of afterlife and the possibility of finding love after death.  An engrossing read that I literally finished in one sitting, this first book of her trilogy definitely earned a 5-star rating in my book. A MUST READ!!!  Go pick up your copy of HEREAFTER available on Amazon and B&N.


Go to Gretchen McNeil for her debuting novel POSSESS! (Holy beegeezees!) And also to Raine Thomas for her debuting trilogy The Daughters of Saraqael. Check it out! 


The Daughters of Saraqael

Happy Writing & Happy Reading!


  1. LOOOOVE those trailers!!! I totally got chills! Yay, for Raine and Gretchen!

  2. What a wonderful blog, Blaire! I absolutely love the effort you're making to promote writers. HUGE hats off to you! :) (And, of course, thank you very much for including the Becoming trailer)!