Friday, February 23, 2018

#CTST

Celebrate the Small Things

If you're looking for a sweet Blog Hop that doesn't have to take a lot of your time, and can post about any little tidbit, then join in #CTST! Go to Lexa Cain's and sign up. 
Lexa's wonderful co-hosts are:


L.G. Keltner @ Writing Off The Edge


Since this was our schools winter break, I had the week off from watching my grand babies. I thought and hoped I'd get some writing accomplished, but as always, the days fly by and I was lucky enough to get in 3k. 

I finally stacked away all the Christmas boxes in the crawl space, and deep cleaned my living room rugs. Sounds like fun, right? 

On a good note, the family is getting together on Sunday for dinner to celebrate my birthday. 

What are you celebrating this week? 


Friday, February 16, 2018

#CTST

Celebrate the Small Things

If you're looking for a sweet Blog Hop that doesn't have to take a lot of your time, and can post about any little tidbit, then join in #CTST! Go to Lexa Cain's and sign up. 
Lexa's wonderful co-hosts are:


L.G. Keltner @ Writing Off The Edge


The family will be celebrating Hazel's 2nd Birthday this weekend. I can't believe how time flies. 
Newborn
Now: Hazel "2"

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I'm trying to be efficient with my New Release of Wings of Flesh and Bones on April 13th. If anyone wishes an ARC to read and review, I'd be forever grateful. As authors we all know how important reviews can be. 
Genre: Upper YA/Fantasy
Blurb: 


An Angel. A Witch. A Demon. And A Choice.

Creatures from outer realms suck, as any gatekeeper worth their salt will tell you. Welcome to Rogan’s life, an orphaned seventeen-year-old who lives and trains with other misfits under her uncle’s roof, keeping Earth safe from non-human realm jumpers. Rogan’s biggest issue concerns her uncle’s short leash with her freedom—that is of course, until she’s taken by a notorious witch, and her life begins to unravel. Soon, the supernatural beauty discovers there’s a reason her uncle kept such a tight lock on her whereabouts, and that she has more than angel blood running through her veins.

Eighteen-year-old Max is an angel, and Rogan’s mentor and guardian. He’s well aware of her tenacious inability to obey orders, though he also knows she’s a fierce fighter. When he’s involved in a scheme that ultimately gets Rogan kidnapped, he must battle his way back to her in an attempt to save her from the darkness threatening to possess her.


Also, I'm having a cover reveal on March 2nd. If anyone is interested in posting it to your blogs, or for an ARC please comment below or email me at cathrinaconstantine@gmail.com



Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Prah, Constantine & Baryeh Reviews


We're Back!! 
Welcome to our first team review for 2018. 
Wishing you a Happy Valentines Day ahead of time.


Secrets never stay buried for long...

Lucy Harper has always been good at one thing: running from her past. But when her beloved Nana Lily passes away she has no choice except to return to the one place in the world she most wants to avoid...

Luna Bay hasn't changed much in the eight years she has spent in London. The little Yorkshire village is still just as beautiful, but the new pub landlord is a gorgeous addition to the scenery!

Lucy only intended to stay for a day, yet when she discovers that Nana Lily has not only left her a cottage but also The Broken Hearts Book Club, Lucy is intrigued. Her Nana never have mentioned the club and Lucy can't wait to get started, but walking into her first meeting she is more aware than ever that her past is finally catching up with her.

One way or another, Lucy must finally face the secrets she's kept buried for so long-or spend the rest of her life on the run...


Cathrina's Review:

When I began reading THE BROKEN HEARTS BOOK CLUB, I was instantly reminded of Rene Zellweger's character in Bridget Jone's Diary. And the main reason I liked this book. It made me smile, and I felt the second hand embarrassment for her.

Lucy is a little awkward and bursts out in song when she's nervous. And on occasion, her attempts of acclimating to her circumstances crashes down around her. 

There's a teenage mishap that happened 8 years prior, and the reason she left Luna Bay, the reader doesn't discover this calamity until you near the end. That part was a trifle frustrating because~ I wanted to know. 

And like Bridget Jone's, who's a very nice person, Lucy worms her way into peoples hearts, and mine.

A cute story where Lucy struggles with romance and every day issues on Luna Bay.

Now let's head over to read Nana's and Empi's reviews.


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Saturday, February 10, 2018

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Wednesday, February 7, 2018

#IWSG


Join Alex J. Cavanaugh and a multitude of writer's in this monthly hop to help support one another!

Purpose: To share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds!

This month I find the words are getting stuck. My brain doesn't know how to outline, I'm a true pantser, and it takes me a while to get into the rhythm after going over what I wrote previously and what my characters are expecting next of me. I find my writing time dwindling with everyday life, and I get frustrated. 

I do have some good news, I received a full request from an agent for my newly completed manuscript. The bad news is, after I hit send, I discovered multiple errors. That's what I get for rushing things. I haven't yet had it professionally edited and I thought I'd send out a couple of queries to test the waters.

Do you get your manuscripts professionally edited before sending it to a publisher or an agent? I recently read on the Twitter platform #askagent that he doesn't advise getting your ms edited. He said, why waste your money, that if he loved the story it would be their job to edit.

What say you?

February 7 question - What do you love about the genre you write in most often?

Since I write mainly Young Adult that sometimes tends to crossover into the Adult category, I love the confusion, angst, and young love aspect that teenagers are battling. I remember those days of being dazed and confused and wondering where life is taking me. Whether in a contemporary genre or paranormal/fantasy, young adults see and do things differently than adults, and not always in a mature, best of ways.