Cover Reveal – Raise the Curtain

Hi All,

I know it’s been awhile, but rest assured I’ve been working like crazy. A Face In the Crowd is now available in audio book format and there’s a new book on the horizon. In less than 8 weeks you’ll be able to check out my debut YA novel, Raise the Curtain. It’s always been a dream of mine to publish both adult and YA novels and that dream is coming true in June. Check out a little bit about it below.

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Blurb:

Seventeen year old Alexa Cross is desperate to get to Broadway, but when she receives a failing math grade, hopes of a scholarship disappear. Now, she’ll need her father’s help to achieve her dream. The only problem is he doesn’t consider her choice of careers to be sensible and after the pain her family has suffered, Alexa can’t go against his wishes. Trapped between a family she loves and her love of the stage, Alexa will have to find another way to achieve her dream or settle for what her father wants.

West Howell does his best to keep his head down and go unnoticed. It’s easier to be cut off than to try to explain to people why he’s so screwed up. After all, he can’t afford to get into any more trouble. When he’s recruited to tutor the hot, prissy girl from math, he never expects to fall in love with her. Or that she might be the one person who can relate to him.

Together, they may find a way to heal each other and get what they both desperately need, as long as Alexa’s father doesn’t decide that the one thing worse than his daughter’s love of the stage, is her love for West.

I hope you’ll follow me in this new endeavor and as always thanks for your support.

Hugs!

When You’re Stuck In A Rut

Hello, long lost readers. *waves* It’s been awhile and for that, I’m sorry. While the leaves changed colors and we pulled our cute boots out of the closet this author got caught in a rut. Some people may call it writer’s block or maybe they feel their muse isn’t in the mood to work, but whatever the case, I couldn’t seem to put the right words on the page. So, you know what I did? I gave myself some time off. After all, isn’t that one of the perks to being my own boss? I can take the time I need to get back to a place that will allow me to write a book people may actually want to read because isn’t that the whole point?

That may seem like the opposite of productive, but you know what? It worked. I let myself off the hook. I Christmas shopped, got coffee with a friend, and watched cheesy Hallmark movies while I wrapped gifts. At first, it was hard. Writer me wants to write, NEEDcat-spaS to write every day. When I don’t, it’s like the entire day has been a waste. I had to remind myself that I’ve put out four books in two years, more than I ever thought possible, so why not take a break? Why not regroup so I don’t just write to write, I write a story I can by proud of?

My writing hiatus, just like a vacation from a desk job, had an end date. The deal I made with myself was that as soon as the kids went back to school, I went back to work. I’m proud to say that I stuck to it and in the last two weeks since we’ve all returned to the real world, I’ve signed a contract for a YA and started a new book. The point of all of this is to remind other writers out there that it’s okay to take some time off. It’s okay to take a break and find inspiration out in the real world. Let yourself off the hook and then come back with a vengeance.

Then, together we’ll shout, “Look out 2017, we’re coming for you!”

Finding Inspiration

keep-going1There are days as a writer where the words flow to the point I forget to eat lunch and then there are those other days, the ones where you spend more time staring at the wall than actually getting any writing done. Those days are the worst. I read an article about writing by Kristan Higgins and she mentioned that one way to combat writer’s block is to stop writing for the day in the middle of a scene that way when you return to your work in progress, you’ll know exactly where to pick up. It’s good advice, but what happens when you’re ready to write the next book and the words won’t come. Or maybe the brilliant idea you thought you had turned out not to be so brilliant. What then?

That’s when you need a shot of inspiration, but where do you go to get it? Do they sell inspiration at the liquor store? Maybe, but there are other ways to find it. The first thing I like to do is walk away. That’s right. Stop sitting at the computer and do something else. For example, you could take a walk, or go to a coffee shop, or if you have the time, go out for drinks with your friends. The reason this can be good is because it puts you in the land of the living and there is no better inspiration than getting out there. The waiter has a terrible tattoo? Great! Ask him about it. Your girlfriend had a bad date? Even better (for your writing, not her love life). There are stories to be had and characters to meet out there in the world of people.

Maybe you don’t need something as dramatic as all that. Maybe you just need a little kick start. That’s okay too. Try making a playlist of some of your favorite love songs. Is there a line in one that sparks something in you? What about your favorite movie? Why is it your favorite? What about the characters speaks to you? Pinterest boards of favorite couples? Brilliant. There is no wrong answer. You just have to open your eyes and give your muse a kick in the butt. Inspiration is everywhere. What are you waiting for? Get out there and find it.

Feeling inspired? I hope so.

Getting Back to Work

The temperature is still high, but since school is back in session the summer break is over. While I miss hanging out with my little guys and sleeping in a little later, I also miss working. I long for the chance to get to work on the next story that’s been circling my mind for the last couple of months and escaping into a world of make believe. Sure I stayed up at night on occasion to get a little time in, but I’m a morning person. And let’s be honest, trying to work with a bunch of loud, rowdy boys in the house is impossible. I can’t hear my muse over the sounds of Nerf wars and super hero battles.

Today, that all changes. I’m back in my writing cave and peace is restored, unless you’re one of my characters. Those guys are going to get put through the ringer.

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Come Join in the Fun

ScavengerHuntThis summer I’m one of many authors taking part in the Summer Fun Scavenger Hunt being put on by Night Owl Reviews. There are lots of awesome prizes available and not only that, you’ll have a chance to discover some new, awesome authors.

Make sure to enter for a chance to win the $100 Amazon Gift Card and lots of other great prizes: https://www.nightowlreviews.com/v5/Blog/Articles/Summer-Fun-2016

And be on the look out for my latest release, A Face In the Crowd, along the way.

Stay cool out there friends and happy hunting!

Author Carly Jordynn is Back

Did you love Slayer, the first book in Jordynn’s Sasha Bishop Vampire Slayer series? Like so many others I did too and like those same fans, I’m thrilled to announce the second book is available now, Sasha Bishop: Shifter.

Read more about it and the author who created this fun series below.

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Sasha Bishop is the Slayer. With her Halfling and Vampire allies by her side, she had fought and won a vampire war. Now some of her classmates are missing. When they resurface as vampires; they accuse Sasha as being their Sire.

Trouble brews for Sasha and her vampire boyfriend, Hutch when he sides with the newborns. It takes the war to a whole new level. It’s become personal. Angry and hurt, Sasha finds comfort with handsome vampire, Rhydian McDavid, who has an alarming connection to her Slayer past. Now, she must pair up with some unlikely allies to stop a vampire massacre at the Prom, all while being crowned the Prom Queen.

The battle doesn’t stop there. The Vamps of Craig’s Creek are back with a vengeance and plan on making Graduation a buffet. A storm, tornado, and some surprising revelations, guarantee Sasha’s life will never be the same.

Get your copy here.

carlyCarly Jordynn is a writer from Northern Kentucky who loves to weave tales of fantasy, paranormal, and romance. When she isn’t writing a book, she writes lyrics for the Christian band, Phil Parks and One Step Closer.

Carly loves to travel. You can find her at various conferences and other author events throughout the year. Her hobbies include: travel, photography, reading, party-planning, dinner with friends, and hanging out with her family.

Carly is a member of the Romance Writers of America and the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.

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Cover Reveal Time

As promised there’s a new book on the horizon just in time for your summer vacation. I’m thrilled to finally get to share a few details for my latest book with everyone. I hope you’ll follow me from the small town of Warm Springs into the heart of Atlanta where you’ll meet sexy, rocker Oliver and hardworking Lexie as their worlds are turned upside down.

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Alexis Hightower considers trust a four letter word, and she has no intention of getting serious with anyone. After all, her day job as a nurse is plenty serious enough. On one of her nights off, she attends a concert for her favorite band and ends up on stage. She never expected to meet the legendary singer in person or that he would be the one to make her question her way of life. But how do you learn to trust again when the one you want is desired by thousands?

Oliver Honeycutt has it all, success, fame, admirers, but when his family is faced with the unthinkable, none of it matters. Stranded in Atlanta, he meets Alexis who’s unlike any woman he’s known before. As his attraction grows, plans for the future change which leaves someone desperate to keep them apart. But Oliver won’t be easily discouraged. To have a future with Alexis he’ll do whatever it takes to make her see the man behind the image.

Mark your calendars for July 20th and have a wonderful summer.