Upcoming Author Events

I’m excited to tell you about the author events I have coming up real soon, one as soon as this Thursday! I hope you’ll take a look. I’ve updated my Events page just for you. ;-)

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EVENTS

Here are the two visits happening over the next couple of weeks. If you’re from the area, I hope you’ll join me! Come to learn a little about self-publishing, chat with other readers and writers and/or to pick up an autographed copy of one of my books! Hope to see you there!

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Writing your first draft is a labor of love.

I’ve suffered a horrible loss of my WIP, Beautifully Broken (Book 2 in the Destiny Series), yesterday. The file is corrupt. I’ve gone from 32,500 words to 15,000 words – and this is after I’ve recovered bits and pieces from emails, backups of my electronic notes and scraps of paper from the past three weeks that had yet to make it into the shredder. Maybe I should have renamed the story while I still had the chance. Would it have made a difference?

A nightmare is what it is.

Welcome to my world

I’m sharing part of my Prologue with you now, so you can see why I’m so devastated for losing over 17,000 raw words from my first draft. That’s a lot to lose at this stage of the game! Following is 1,355 of Matty’s words that I thought I’d lost forever.

Excerpt from Prologue

Even with my snow gear on, it’s frosty. The snow starts to rain from the heavens, covering the road with a wave of white blankets. Even with the hood of the truck blocking the wind, a blast of snow whips around it and slices across my face.

Felicia rolls down the driver side window and peeks her head outside. “Need any help under there? Whatever you’re doing, it’s not working.”

“I can always use your hands, doll. But not this time. I think I’ve got it. Give it another try.” I catch a look at her smile before she escapes from the blistery weather and reefs on the handle to roll up the window in the truck.

Romantic young beauty as an angel

I’m still smiling, as she revs the engine in the aged truck. I knew it. I am the man. I hear a resounding wail of the horn and imagine that Felicia is celebrating, but then I jump from the loud crackle in the air. A resounding screech echoes through my ears and deafens me, as the hood seems to turn into the mouth of a crocodile and clamps down onto me like vicious jaws. The twisted wreckage wraps around me, and sandwiches my body precariously against my own truck.

Pain sears through my side and bolts right to my foot, as I gasp for air that can’t seem to reach my lungs. Starved for oxygen, dizziness settles in, but it doesn’t even numb the pain screaming across every inch of my lower extremities.

I’m moaning now. It hurts so bad. I don’t know if one can handle a pain like this. I think I’m going to die. That doesn’t sound like such a bad idea right about now. It feels like a waterfall of blood is spilling down my body and I’m suddenly very tired. I’m afraid to close my eyes though. I’m fighting for a breath as it is. If I fall asleep, I’m afraid I might forget to try and breathe at all.
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Very Inspiring Blogger Award

I’ve received the Very Inspiring Blogger Award and I’d like to thank my Twitter friend, Marlena Hand, for nominating me!

Please don’t look at the date of Marlena’s post when you stop over to her site to see it. I’m just catching up on my backlog and will be happy when I have a clean inbox. Yes, it’s been many months since I’ve seen that. I was starting to think I’d never get there! There are about five more things sitting pretty (without deadlines) that need my attention, but I can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel. Okay, enough about dark places and crossing over…

Here are the rules:

1. Link back to the person nominating you for the award. (Check)
2. Display the Very Inspiring Blogger Logo. (Check)
3. Reveal seven things about yourself. (Oh boy, this should be fun.)
4. Nominate seven others to receive the award. (Easy enough, right?)

She asked, so I’ll tell ya… 7 things about me:

1.     I love lounging around in sweat pants and a hoodie. I wear dress clothes every day, at least Monday through Friday, and I swear the second I get home the first thing to go is the suit. If I don’t strip the second I walk in the door from work, then it’s guaranteed that as soon as I’m done cleaning up from dinner that I slip into something more comfortable.

2.     I’m addicted to Netflix. As soon as the weather started to turn to crap, me and my girls started watching it like it was going out of style. (more…)

Raise a Reader

My girls play a BIG part in my life. Although I don’t talk about them too often on here, today is going to be one HUGE exception! Can I just say how proud I am of them? They’ve inspired me to write this post tonight. Both of them came home with a spelling test and each had earned a perfect score! When I asked the oldest how the rest of her grade 4 class did, she reluctantly admitted that most did significantly worse than her. Look at those words… there are some tough ones in there!

Then there’s my youngest. She’s in the bottom grade of a grade 2/3 split class. She tried the optional bonus word (for the grade 3′s in her class) and even got that correct! I was so happy I did up a little photo to show you. :D :D

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Wicked Steamy Romance for $0.99!

Sexy blonde woman in white dress

AVAILABLE NOW!!

This story might be set in the winter, but don’t let that stop you from buying it today!! Readers are calling Finding Destiny “wicked steamy”. Another reader has described it as “sweet, hot, and downright delicious.” I promise you it’ll melt away any reservations you have to the point you’d be fanning yourself at the beach, and it wouldn’t be because of the heat outside. ;)

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Do yourself a favour and pick up a copy of Finding Destiny today! It’s now available in paperback too. $6.00 USD plus shipping for an autographed copy, for those who might be interested. Email me with your address if you would like an exact quote! csimp@live.ca  

 

For your reading pleasure ;)

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Review: Hidden Truths by Nicole Colville

MY REVIEW:

I’ve read a M/M romance before, but it was nothing compared to this. Nicole is unafraid to push the envelope, her delivery is wholehearted, and she just tells her story like it is… dirty, gritty and erotic. Allow me to reiterate that this story is INCREDIBLY hot. I dared think I could pull the STRAIGHT GIRL move at first and try to picture one of the men as a woman. Nope. Did not work. The incredibly descriptive act of body parts touching just does not allow for it. 1 - hidden truths (more…)

Annual Terry Fox Giant Used Book Sale

I’m getting pretty excited here. I have some fun events lined up over the next few months, including my very first physical author appearance!

I had intended to start small, with my local library, but they’ve decided to wait until fall and I’ve since been offered an opportunity I just couldn’t turn up! I’ve been invited to promote my work at the 2014 Annual Terry Fox Giant Used Book Sale.

Big deal, you might say. Well it is! The Tecumseh Terry Fox Run happens to run the same day and this is one giant book sale, I tell you. Besides, who doesn’t love a good old community fundraiser?

If you’re in the area, please stop in and say Hi! While you’re there, you can pick up some amazing books for unbelievable prices!

No, that’s not a typo!! That’s all they’re charging!
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Twisted Desire Book Trailer

Have you had the chance to check out Twisted Desire yet? It’s receiving rave reviews.

5.0 out of 5 stars AMAZING FANTASTIC HOT HOT HOT July 21 2014

By MarthaPublished on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I loved it!! I could not put this book down, WOW. Harley, a private investigator meets his match in Aliah. She is one tough woman, and she gives him a run for his money!!
 
5.0 out of 5 stars I loved Abby and Edwin in the first 3 books and … July 27 2014
 
By JocelynPublished on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
OMG!!!…once again Christa Simpson has outdone herself! I loved Abby and Edwin in the first 3 books and I must admit that the only reason I purchased book 4 was because it was a part of the series and I was hoping for more of Abby and Edwin… I think I love this book more! I love Ally and Harley and all the action! I couldn’t put it down! It is a must read and I look forward to book 5!!!
 

Don’t believe them? Have a look for yourself. :) :)

NOW AVAILABLE!

| AMAZON | BARNES & NOBLE | KOBO | SMASHWORDS |

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That smile is a weapon, I tell you.  He needs to put that thing away before she’s forced to do something that will give him a good reason to smile that wickedly.  BUY NOW!!! –>

Tomorrow’s the big day!!!

Twisted Desire releases tomorrow and my Facebook event has exceeded 200 attendees! Yay!! Have you joined yet? It’s not too late. https://www.facebook.com/events/630011653760345/

Even if you’ve read all my books, you need to join this event. I’ve opened it up for an amazing day of author takeovers.

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Here’s your line up for Saturday, July 19, 2014:

12-1 p.m.          Christa Simpson

1-1:30 p.m.      Lindy ZartSexy man

1:30-2 p.m.      Bev Elle

2-3 p.m.           Kaylee Ryan

3-3:30 p.m.     Paige Matthews

3:30-4 p.m.     Cori Williams

4-5 p.m.           Lori Worley

5-6 p.m.          Olivia Howe

6-7 p.m.          Jessica MacIntyre

7-7:30 p.m.    Patrick Freivald

7:30-8 p.m.    Tiffany Flowers

8-9 p.m.         Christy Newton

9-10 p.m.       Stephanie S. Gresham

10-11 p.m.      Sara V. Zook

 If that alone doesn’t float your boat, then maybe a flash giveaway from these other authors will!

  • Surprise visit from Gabbie S. Duran and more!
  • 1 e-copy of Twisted by Christa Simpson, donated by Gwyneiira’s Book Blog;
  • 1 e-copy of Living Dead Girl by Nessie Strange;
  • I e-copy of Begin Again by Christy Newton;
  • 1 e-copy of Cursed Desires by C.E. Black.

Join now!! –> https://www.facebook.com/events/630011653760345

P.S. Buy my book tomorrow!! It’ll be on sale at Amazon for a limited time. Get your copy now!! :D

CHECK BUY LINKS HERE!!

 

Are You a Winner?!

Loving couple in the car embracesWelcome to all the newcomers. The Twisted Desire Cover Reveal Party was a success!! Thanks to everyone who came out to show their support. <3 <3

AND THE WINNERS ARE…

Giveaway #1: ARC of Twisted Desire

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