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!

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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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The Latest YA Adaptations on TV

This winter has brought in more than just the white stuff. With it, we’ve also gotten a double dose of YA on TV. Freeform (what was once ABC Family) is breathing new life into the Shadowhunter world and MTV has launched a series called The Shannara Chronicles. Naturally, both shows are full of hot young people, but where do they stand now that several episodes have aired. Are they a credit or discredit to the world of YA? Let’s discuss.

shadowhuntersShadowhunters is based off of the bestselling Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare. I’ll be the first to admit the series is a favorite of mine and after the movie was a bust I assumed that was the last chance I had to see my beloved series come to life, but low and behold now it’s on the small screen. A better fit in my opinion since there’s so much ground to cover, but I digress.

I want to like this show, but there are issues, like the acting for one. It’s showing signs of getting better, but there is work to be done. And what’s crazy is that I can’t figure out if it’s the actors or if the fault lies with the writers. I’m not sure Robert Downey Jr. could make some of the cheesy lines work. (And people wonder why YA gets such a bad rap… sheesh) It makes me wonder if the show would’ve been better suited on The CW. They’ve turned out lots of YA-style shows and they’ve done it well.

All negativity aside though, the show is including great details from the book which as a fan makes me very happy. Fingers crossed this show ups the ante, because its online presence is staggering.

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On a different channel on the same night, we have The Shannara Chronicles which is based off the books by Terry Brooks. I haven’t read them, let me say that right out of the gate, but based on the first four episodes, I’m loving the show. It appears MTV hasn’t skimped on expenses which is nice because the setting is important on this show and the actors, while still young and ridiculously good looking, are just plain better.

I have high hopes for The Shannara Chronicles and pray MTV doesn’t cancel the show before it has a fighting chance.

How about you? Have you checked out either of these new shows? And if so, what do you think?