Tuesday, July 15, 2014

26 Title for Compulsion Sequel, Character Checklist Infographic, and a Giveaway of HEXED and DISSONANCE

I turned in my draft of the sequel to Compulsion a couple of weeks ago, and we finally have a name for the book.

Are you ready?


What do you think? I loooooove it. 

And I have an AMAZINGLY gorgeous cover design by the fabulous Regina Flath. I think it's even better than Compulsion's cover, and I can't wait to share it with you.

While I'm waiting for my editorial letter from my lovely editor, Sara Sargent, I'm going through the manuscript and making notes for myself. Most of that involves checking to make sure I've done everything I can structure-wise, because we're not at the stage of worrying about words quite yet.

For me, thinking about structure begins with character. I'm asking myself some tough questions, and I thought I'd share them with you as an info graphic:


Character Checklist Infographic by Martina Boone (@MartinaABoone)


by Erica O'Rourke
Simon & Schuster
Released 7/22/2014

Delancy Sullivan has always known there’s more to reality than what people see. Every time someone makes a choice, a new, parallel world branches off from the existing one. Eating breakfast or skipping it, turning left instead of right, sneaking out instead of staying in bed ~ all of these choices create an alternate universe in which an echo self takes the road not travelled and makes the opposite decision. As a Walker, someone who can navigate between these worlds, Del’s job is to keep all of the dimensions in harmony.

Normally, Del can hear the dissonant frequency that each world emits as clear as a bell. But when a training session in an off-key world goes horribly wrong, she is forbidden from Walking by the Council. But Del’s not big on following the rules and she secretly starts to investigate these other worlds. Something strange is connecting them and it’s not just her random encounters with echo versions of the guy she likes, Simon Lane.

But Del’s decisions have unimaginable consequences and, as she begins to fall for the Echo Simons in each world, she draws closer to a truth that the Council of Walkers is trying to hide ~ a secret that threatens the fate of the entire multiverse.

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by Michelle Krys
Delacorte Press
Released 6/10/2014

If high school is all about social status, Indigo Blackwood has it made. Sure, her quirky mom owns an occult shop, and a nerd just won’t stop trying to be her friend, but Indie is a popular cheerleader with a football-star boyfriend and a social circle powerful enough to ruin everyone at school. Who wouldn’t want to be her?

Then a guy dies right before her eyes. And the dusty old family Bible her mom is freakishly possessive of is stolen. But it’s when a frustratingly sexy stranger named Bishop enters Indie’s world that she learns her destiny involves a lot more than pom-poms and parties. If she doesn’t get the Bible back, every witch on the planet will die. And that’s seriously bad news for Indie, because according to Bishop, she’s a witch too.

Suddenly forced into a centuries-old war between witches and sorcerers, Indie’s about to uncover the many dark truths about her life—and a future unlike any she ever imagined on top of the cheer pyramid.

Author Question: What is your favorite thing about Hexed?

I love the humor. Indie’s sarcastic commentary and Bishop’s cheeky banter adds some levity to the novel that breaks up some of the heavier, darker paranormal elements of the book.

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That's it for me this week! What's going on with you? Read anything good? Are you managing to get any writing done this summer?

Happy reading and writing, everyone!


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  1. Wonderful advice!

    That's a wonderful title! Great kind of continuity between the two :)

    Thank you :)

  2. There's nothing like a pretty cover and catchy title to get my attention.

  3. The info graphic makes a great reference. I better bookmark this one :-)

  4. Congrats on your new title. Sounds like a great fit with your first one.

  5. Congrats on the title!!!! Cannot wait to read it :D

  6. Love the title! And you seem to have amazing cover art karma. Glad to know it will be a worthy follow up to Compulsion.

  7. Thank you for the giveaway! And i can't wait for the sequel!!! Dissonance, such a great novel!!

  8. Awesome!! Thanks for the giveaway<3

  9. Thanks for the checklist. Will share it with my writing students (and myself!). So cool about your next book…I'm happy and jealous at the same time!

  10. Thanks for the checklist, I'd love to win a copy of Hexed. Have a great evening.

  11. Love the title! And I'm sure the cover will be A-MAZING! Excellent checklist, too. I just pinned it :)

  12. Great checklist. Nice title for your new book. Congrats.

  13. Thanks, everyone!!! I'm so glad I get to share it with you early, because I'd have popped trying to keep that secret to myself. Thanks for sharing the checklist too. The infographic is an experiment, but if you all like it, I may make more :)



  14. Great checklist! I love the title of your book. I'm excited for you. Thanks for the giveaways--I always love winning books--my favorite gift!

  15. Great advice, and I LOVE the title, it fits perfectly :)

    1. I'm so glad! And it DOES, doesn't it? I'm smiling from ear to ear!

  16. I love the character checklist, and thanks for the giveaway!

  17. I've been wanting HEXED for a while, but I've never heard of DISSONANCE and it sounds amazing! Thanks for the giveaway!

  18. Replies
    1. YAY! I'm hoping you all love it as much as I do!

  19. I'm so excited for the new book!! Compulsion was amazing! Thanks for the giveaway as well :)

    1. Thanks, Blake! I'm SO glad you enjoyed it! : ) XO!

  20. Thank you for this amazing giveaway! :)

  21. This is the first time I've heard of Hexed. I'll probably give it a try.


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