Thursday, November 29, 2012

Goodreads, Giveaways and Elves on Shelves

Don't forget that both Partners in ParanormYA have Goodreads Giveaways happening. Make sure you enter to win!:
Neverlove Giveaway
Givin' Up the Ghost Giveaway

Tis the season to be giving so keep an eye out in case more giveaways come down the pipes.

Elves on Shelves: Would you like a little elf on your shelf to help do the reporting for the Nice and Naughty list? Well, apparently this is an item to choose. The paranormal side of my brain just can't help seeing the many ways this could awry lol!!!

Do you have any special holiday traditions done with family and friends?

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Devil and the Touch

Today, I was going to post about our One Lovely Blog Award given to us by the awesome Tara Tyler. But since my computer is on strike (I'm using the hubs right now) , I took the easy route and am posting one of our Partners in ParanormYA tour posts that didn't actually get posted.

Devil and the Touch

Let’s talk about touch - the paranormal kind - the kind that features in both Neverlove and Givin’ Up The Ghost, only in different ways.

Indigo (Givin’ Up The Ghost) is psychometric. She can read the history of an object, or person, through touch. For example, she is so sensitive to things she touches, that if she lifts a pint glass and the person who drank from the glass is a heavy drinker... you got it...she gets drunk. Wasted. Sloshed. Check out what happens in this scene when she wraps a hand around a pint glass:

I opened my eyes. My head pounded as I lay sprawled amidst broken glass on the sticky floor of Dickey Dan’s. The rank odor of stale beer assaulted my senses and I quickly rolled over and upchucked right there. All over Badger’s boots. All four of them. Looking up, I tried to focus. Badger stood there. Both of him. “Double the pleasure.” I giggled, and lay back. The room spun. “Whoa, someone stop this thing and let me off.”

As you can see, Indigo has the so-called ‘gift’ of touch, but absolutely no control over it.

Pam (a villain from Neverlove) on the other hand, has complete control over siphoning - the process of stealing soul energy.  Pam would like to be in control of everything, but siphoning is something she excels at.  For her, it isn’t stealing.  It’s survival of the fittest.  As a Harvestor, she sees herself as fitter than a mere human bound to Earth’s realms and rules, something she’s been doing for a long time.  Don’t ask her how long, though, or she may do this to you for general purposes:

Pam reached up and jerked the man’s face down. Her lips bound to his. He squawked in protest half a heartbeat then loosened like Jello.

Yeah.  It’s a kiss.  More like the kiss of drain.  Guess where his guy ended up?

Husband and wife laid side by side like heaped rag dolls.

No, Pam had no qualms about his wife standing there…not when his wife was otherwise occupied as a drained rag doll as well.

So, whether controlled or out-of-control, paranormal abilities – when it comes to ‘touch’ – can suck, or they can suck you dry.  Which would you rather have?

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Big Swag Winner and a Lesson Learned

Hello Everyone!

With the blog tour over, there are a couple of things Gwen and I would like to share. First is a lesson learned:
We've both learned that humanity is so much better than we realize.  At least we know that writers - and the readers who've shown support - have been spectacular.  Wonderful.  Remarkable.

We've also gained a new insight on the far-reaching realm that is self-publishing.  That to find the success we want to find, we'll have to work for it, but it is well worth the work.  And we've gained each other, an ever-blossoming partnership and friendship we've come to truly cherish.  Breaking out with our YA novels as a partnership has been the very best and we're so blessed to have each other in our blogging lives, writing lives, just life period.

There's also a question of what's next for Partners in ParanormYA. Does it grow into something more or vanish with the wind? Gwen and I are both eager to share more writing under the PIP umbrella so, honestly, the sky's the limit :-)

Second, the Big Swag Contest winner is.... (drum roll please...)

Bish Denham!

You should receive an e-mail soon if you haven't already :-)

Thanks again, to each and everyone for your support. We'll continue to do our best to bring you stories to warm your heart, tickle your fancy, make you laugh and make you cry.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Get Your "I Survived The PIP Blog Tour" Badge

The Partners in ParanormYA blog tour was quite the epic tour for us. As much fun as we had, it was long and tiring. But don't think we didn't notice you were right there with us every step of the way! We all survived this tour together.

So, in honor of our survival, we made survival badges.

For all those who followed, read a post or two, commented once or twice, please choose a badge for your sidebar.

Congratulations on surviving our tour!

Also, we're over at Angela Orlowski-Peart's blog today, as sort of an after-tour stop. We hope you can come by.

~If you haven't entered, the Big Swag Giveaway is still going on~