Thursday, May 24, 2012

Jackson! Need I say more?

Of all the pictures I've seen of people's vision of Jackson, this one comes the closest to jumping right out of my head and onto the computer screen.  THIS is my Jackson!


Holy canoli!  I could stare at him all day long!  *sigh*  Actually, I just might:D  Don't judge!  LOL

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Whisper by Chelsea Cameron--Cover Reveal


People think I'm crazy. Maybe I am, since I've been able to talk to spirits for as long as I can remember. They are the forgotten, the souls who have unfinished business and can't cross over. I help them, or at least I try to. There's this one in particular, Jack, I call him, who's been following me around a lot. Usually they tell me what they need to do and move on. Not him.

It isn't until he brings another spirit, Tracy, the victim of an unsolved hit-and-run accident, that I know for sure he's something more than just your average spirit. Then I start seeing him. And feeling his touch. And falling for him.

In our quest to get justice for Tracy and help her move on, Jack and I become something more than just a dead boy and a living girl. I'm just waiting to see what happens next...

Whisper will be released on June 16th in Ebook and later in June in paperback. Here's a sneak peek of the first chapter!

You don't look like the kind of girl who would speak to the dead.

“I can't decide if that's meant to be offensive or not.” He was right, though. From my t-shirt which had a picture of the Cookie Monster on it and a caption that read, “Come to the Dark Side, we have cookies,” my holey yoga pants that had never been used for yoga, and my mismatched Christmas socks, to my not-straight-but-not-curly hair blondish hair, I didn't look like the kind of girl who would talk to dead people. I didn't hang out in cemeteries and listen to too much Evanescence and wear a lot of crystals. Not that there was anything wrong with any of those things.

It was not meant to be offensive.

“What was it meant to be?” I pulled my knees up and put my chin on them.

Didn't your mother call you for dinner?

Evasive. There was definitely something different about him. Most spirits were so confused about where they were or if they were dead they didn't know how to be evasive. This guy was something else.

“You sure you don't want anything?”

No. Just visiting. Spirits didn't visit. The only reason they hung around was to accomplish something they'd left undone. So either he didn't want to tell me, or he was just messing with me.

“Well, if you want to stick around, that's your choice, but I'm going to pretend you aren't here.”

Do whatever you want. He was starting to get on my nerves. I walked to the doorway. Once I was through there, I was going to pretend I was normal.

“Okay, I'm going to stop talking to you now.”


“Thank you.” I took a step.

You're welcome.

“Ugh, stop it!”

Don't forget to add Whisper to your Goodreads shelf.

Chelsea M. Cameron is a YA writer from Maine and author of Nocturnal and Nightmare, the first two books in The Noctalis Chronicles and Whisper, about a boy who is dead, a girl who is not. Lover of things random and ridiculous, Jane Austen/Charlotte and Emily Bronte Fangirl, red velvet cake enthusiast, obsessive tea drinker, vegetarian, former cheerleader and world's worst video gamer. When not writing, she enjoys watching infomercials, vacuuming and tweeting. She has a degree in journalism from the University of Maine, Orono that she promptly abandoned to write about the people in her own head. Follow her Blog, on Twitter or Facebook and find her books on Amazon and Barnes and Noble.

Do you believe in spirits? Comment below by May 28th for your change to win an ecopy of Whisper sent to you the day before it's released! Be sure to visit Chelsea's Blog for a chance to win a $10 Amazon gift card.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Madly & the Jackal Playlist

It's almost time, y'all!  May 29th will be here before you know it.  In the meantime, I thought you might like to check out the playlist.  Since I'm extraordinarily technically challenged, if it doesn't show up in this post, it will definitely appear on the sidebar, over there--------->  Yes, for those who are also blogger challenged, I felt the need to point in the direction of the "sidebar" just in case the name wasn't self-explanatory enough.  DOY, Michelle.  LOL  Laugh it up, folks! I'm here for your entertainment.


Seriously, I totally am. 

All right, people, ENJOY!  Jackson will be along to greet you soon enough;)

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Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Random Acts of Kindness Giveaway

I've decided to start doing random giveaways.  You know, just give away a free ebook every now and again for no apparent reason.  I'm a random kinda girl, so I think it fits. I'm sure you have questions, right?  Things like which book, when is the giveaway and how do I enter.  Well, I can answer those.  Here are the details:

Which book?  It's your choice.  You can choose any of my ebooks on either Amazon or Barnes & Noble. 

When is the giveaway?  Whenever I tweet "Random Acts of Kindness Giveaway."  I might do one a month, one a week or three a week.  Who knows?

And finally how do I enter?  That part is easy.  All you do is tweet me @mleightonbooks "I'd love to read ________" and you fill in the blank with the title of one of my books that you'd like to read.  That's it.  Easy peasy.  At the end of the day, I'll draw from those who tweeted me and the winner will get the ebook of their choice. 

The catch?  Okay, so nothing is really, truly free I guess.  Technically, neither is this.  But it's REALLY cheap!  The thing I would ask in return is that you do something nice for someone.  Doesn't matter what you do or for whom you do it, just as long as you do something kind.  It can be anything from paying someone a compliment, which might turn their whole day around incidentally, to buying someone a cup of coffee to holding the door for the little old lady going into the grocery store.  Doesn't matter.  It need not be expensive or lengthy or elaborate, just kind.  That's the only requirement.  I'll never know if you actually did something nice, but you will.  So will the person you did it for, and that's what matters most.  Sounds simple, right?  Yep, that's 'cause it is:)

Have I mentioned that I adore y'all?  Each and every one of you?  No?  What a shame!!  Because I really, REALLY do!

Hump day, hump day, hump day!  Squeeeee!  Have a good one, y'all!!

Friday, May 4, 2012

YA Indie Carnival- WIP

Today on the Carnival, we are posting the first paragraph of our current work in progress (WIP).  Many of you know I'm currently working on Madly book 3.  Here is the cover: 

It's due out this month.  I was hoping for earlier, but life has been giving me fits without many giggles, so it will likely be the latter part of the month:(  BOO!  But, better late than never, right?  Right! 

So, I know it's a short one, but this is the first paragraph: 

I looked over at Jackson where he swam strongly at my side.  We both knew he could easily leave me behind to reach his destination more quickly, but he didn’t.  Despite the seriousness of our task, he held back to stay with me, to stay by my side.  It’s where he’d promised he would always be.

How's that for a little dollop?  Can a piece of literature be a dollop?  If not, it should be.  I always think of whipped cream when I think of a dollop.  Whipped cream is delicious and so is Jackson.  I think dollop is totally apropos here, don't you?  LOL

Go check out what the others are working on, y'all!  And, as always, TGIF!!

Dani Snell Refracted Light Reviews
Patti Larsen Author of The Ghost Boy of MacKenzie House, The Hunted Series and the Hayle Coven Novels
Courtney Cole Author of Every Last Kiss, Fated, Princess, and Guardian. Also a contributing author in The Glassheart Chronicles
Fisher Amelie Author of The Understorey, as well as a contributing author in The Glassheart Chronicles
Laura Elliott Author of Winnemucca as well as 13 on Halloween, book 1 in the Teen Halloween Series
Amy Jones Author of The Soul Quest Trilogy as well as a contributing author in The Glassheart Chronicles
Rachel Coles Author of Diary of a Duct Tape Zombie, Whistles, Beergarden, Plagues, Bees of St. John, and Mushrooms
T.R. Graves Author of Warriors of the Cross
Cheri Schmidt Author of Fateful, Fractured, and Fair Maiden
Suzy Turner Author of December Moon and Raven
K.C. Blake Author of Vampire Rules
Gwenn Wright Author of Filter
Cidney Swanson Author of Ripple series
Heather Self Blogger, Reviewer and upcoming Indie Author
Heather M. White, Author of The Destiny Saga
Melissa Pearl, Author The Time Spirit Trilogy
Bryna Butler, Author of Midnight Guardian series
Liz Long
Ella James
Maureen Murrish