Skylight Update

Just a quick update you might be interested in. SKYLIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The Arcadium sequel is almost here. I’m putting out a tentative date for one month from now, so… about end of August 2013 (barring any literary incidents [whatever they are!] that may occur). Of course, I’ll keep you updated if that date changes.

If you haven’t seen the cover here it is:


Ooooooooooooooooooh Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh Oooooooooh. Okay I’ll stop.
Why is it called Skylight?? You’ll just have to read it and find out.

On another note I have to give a big thank you to Ashley at Bookish Brunette for letting me participate in Zombie Craze 2013! If you haven’t seen my choose your own adventure guest post then click here. Lots of participants died 😦 (sorry!) but some survived 🙂 so well done and thanks to everyone who had a go! You are all so very brave. Also big thank you to Toni at My Book Addiction for reviewing Arcadium. Wow. It’s a great review. Thank you thank you thank you.

Also you might be interested to know I have a third and final book planned for the Arcadium series (that was never meant to be a series… so I said on the internet a year ago). All I can say is it’s called Wildfire, it’s all planned out, though not written yet (mostly), and it even has a cover… which has not been revealed yet but I think it’s one of my favs. And the blurb will be released with Skylight. So there you go.

Anyway, I think I have work to do now that I’ve given myself the almost pressure of an almost date! Laters x


Djinn Cover Reveal

Hey so this is something I’ve never done before… a cover reveal! This book just happens to be written by my old writing school buddy Laura Pfundt, and here’s the uber hypnotic cover for Djinn. This is the start of a YA paranormal Romance series, and will be released in Dec 2013! Image.

Here’s the official synopsis:Kyra’s life is far from normal.

She’s been on the run for as long she can remember and her father is the only stable thing in her life, but everything changes when the people pursuing them finally catch up.

Kyra is abducted by the handsome and mysterious, Will. He takes her to a secret compound where she is told the truth: She’s a Djinn, a genie-like creature with super powers and a love of dogs.

Kyra has to adjust to the Djinn and their rules, but her new life is far from perfect. Everyone is hiding something and the one person Kyra  cares about most is forbidden to her.

There are secrets around every corner and more dangers than Kyra could ever imagine as she struggles to find herself and be with the one she loves.

And here’s everything you need to know about Loz:
Laura Catherine is Young Adult author focusing on Paranormal Romance, Dystopia, and Fantasy.

She writes stories full of action, secrets, and magic. She loves creating worlds where anything is possible and everyone has a story to tell. She has an over-active imagination, spends a lot of her time daydreaming, and wishes pokemon were real so she would have one.

Laura Catherine lives in Melbourne, Australia.

You can add Djinn on Goodreads here.

It’s Choose Your Own Adventure Zombie Apocalypse Time!

Okay guys. It’s time. Head on over to the lovely Bookish Brunette to check out my guest post for Zombie Craze 2013, see if you can survive AND to win Arcadium book prizes.

Oh my God. Did you hear that? THEY’RE COMING! Ruuuuuuuun! Zombies! Zombies everywhere. How will we ever survive?
To continue running: Click here | To hide: Click here

(Yeah, so both links end up at the same place. Consider this a warm up!)

Hope your survival skills aren’t rusty 😀 Enjoy!
Oh and let me know how you go!

Zombie Craze 2013

June is the month of Zombie Craze over at the Bookish Brunette blog, and ARCADIUM is taking part! Yessss.

I’ll be giving away copies of Arcadium, and revealing my Choose Your Own Adventure zombie challenge. That’s right. It’s as awesome as it sounds. You’ll become Florence West (the main character of Arcadium, for those who haven’t read it yet) and you’ll be charting her journey pre-Arcadium. You’ll have to make all the right choices to safely cross Melbourne and make it to your little sister, Liss. But don’t forget all those flesh hungry zoms! Will you survive?

My guest post will be out later in the month, so keep an eye out for it, and don’t forget to let everyone know how far you made it in the comments! You should probably start stretching now so that you’re nice and limbered up when you take on the challenge. Just sayin. Good Luck!

The Bookish Brunette

27 Books for 27 Years!

Just finished my 2013 reading challenge of 27 books by my 27th birthday. BOOM! Crack out the cheeseboard, the fancy champagne and the break-dancing troupe in glitter suits.
Also, I just became the age of my ex-race number (do racing numbers become exes if you go on a 5 year sabbatical? Who cares. CAKE MUST BE EATEN NOW!)

Please stand by for proof:

2013 Reading Challenge

2013 Reading Challenge
Sarah has
completed her goal of reading 27 books in 2013!


Three Ways to Get More Zombies in Your Life (Because You Know You Want That)

Am I right? Can I get a hell, yeah? Or whatever, just sit there silently in front of your computer screen, staring deadpan. Okay, so zombies don’t exactly exist in real life (and lets hope I didn’t just jinx us all). But fictional zombies offer us endless entertainment, and I thought I’d grace you with my TOP THREE WAYS TO ZOMBIE UP YOUR LIFE!

1: Harder to Find Than a Zombie Cure… It’s the Prequel to Warm Bodies!

Yes, it exists! I didn’t realise until, by chance, I stumbled upon Isaac Marion’s Website. That’s how secret it is apparently (or maybe I just don’t pay attention to anything). Warm Bodies, for those who aren’t aware, is an awesome zombie book, recently made into a movie, about a zombie who falls in love with a girl. I know a sequel is on its way, but how could I not know about the prequel!!!! The New Hunger is out now, with the paperback coming out later this year.

2: Get Fit as Zombie Hordes Chase You (Fictional Ones, That Is)

Now this is some serious coolness. Zombies, Run! is a fitness App for your smartphone. When you go for a run (or walk) you can use this app to listen to a creepy zombie story unfold through your earphones. You are now part of a zombie apocalypse. Your name? Runner Five. You’ve been tasked with building a zombie safe town, and the further you run the more items you’ll collect to use in the game. You can also get chased by zombie hordes, in which you have literally have to sprint for your life so you don’t get caught. Sometimes you survive, sometimes you don’t, and sometimes you look really freaked out and people wonder what’s wrong with you as you run/walk/scream past. Check out their trailer video:

3: Actually Get Chased by Zombies and Hope You Survive

Run For Your Lives is a 5k run in America that involves actually being chased by ZOMBIES (or people dressed up as zombies), and if they catch you enough, you will (pretend) die. If that’s not scary enough, some of the obstacles include a blood pit, a maze with zombies wandering within, and a smoke house where you have to dodge zombies in the dark… with smoke… and electric shocks. I know what you’re thinking, right? AWESOME. Call me a mind reader, what can I say?

And what’s cooler is that you there is a choice to be either a runner OR a zombie. Check out their video:

Even if you don’t live in America (or don’t like running) you can always watch a whole lot of competitors attempt the run on YouTube. Gosh, it looks like hard work.
Anyway, reader, go forth and enjoy your zombified day.

P.S I am in no way affiliated with any of these things/events.

P.P.S I’m pretty surprised I’ve managed to go a whole post without mentioning the book I wrote, which is zombie related. Oh, what book you ask? Well, it’s called… AAAAH just kidding. I wouldn’t do that. But seriously, check the Books link above if you dare. Mwahahaha.

Arcadium Sequel News!

Finally I can reveal the second book in the Arcadium series will be released later in 2013 in both eBook and paperback formats.

Skylight (Arcadium, #2)
Check out the Skylight Goodreads page where you can read the blurb, add it to your to-read list, drool over the cover (What? That’s just me? Oh, right) and generally keep track of all things Arcadium related. If you don’t know what Goodreads is then get on it! It’s freakin awesome.

Also thanks to everyone who has been supporting Arcadium – reading, reviewing and telling your mates about it. It’s seriously a big help, so THANK YOU!