Saturday, July 13, 2013

Cover Reveal for My New YA, SEE ME!

This little book has been a long time coming.  I wrote it two years ago.  I've always had this sort of obsession with all things Irish, even though I've never been to Ireland.  Maybe it's because my birthstone is an emerald - I don't know.  But I love me some Emerald Isle.

A couple years ago when it seemed like every single mythological and fantasy creature ever known had been turned into a YA novel already, I got the giggles thinking about writing a book with leprechauns.  My husband was like, "Wendy. You cannot write a story with leprechauns.  They are not sexy.  Don't do it." When I pouted he proceeded to laugh at me.

Oh, snap.  Challenge accepted, buddy!

And so the wheels began turning in my wicked little brain.

Since I was starting the story with an unconventional type of creature, I wondered how much different I could make this book than anything else out there.  I wondered how much opposite I could make it from my own Sweet Trilogy books, and still love it.  

Basically, this book started as a crazy challenge to myself.

And I fell in love.

I laughed until my sides hurt.

I wiped away some tears.

I swooned.

I hope you will, too.  But no pressure.  *hugs*

That being said, here is the cover and blurb for my stand-alone Magical Realism YA Romance with a dash of Fantasy... (wow, that was a mouthful)

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While most seventeen-year-old American girls would refuse to let their parents marry them off to a stranger, Robyn Mason dreams of the mysterious McKale in Ireland, wondering how he’ll look and imagining his cute Irish accent. Prearranged bindings are common for magical families like her own, however when she travels to the whimsical Emerald Isle she discovers there’s more to her betrothal and McKale’s clan than she could have imagined. 

What starts as an obligatory pairing between Robyn and McKale morphs over time into something they both need. But one giant obstacle stands the way of their budding romance: a seductive and deadly Fae princess accustomed to getting what she wants—and what she wants is McKale as her plaything. Love, desire, and jealousies collide as Robyn’s family and McKale’s clan must work together to outsmart the powerful Faeries and preserve the only hope left for their people.

Publication Date:  October 1st, 2013

And here is the gorgeous paperback jacket, which is the full picture!

Add See Me to your Goodreads Shelf!  :)

A HUGE "Thank You" to my talented and wonderful friend Carrie McRae for designing the cover!  And she's got one more image she's working on for the book.  SQUEE!  Can't wait for you to see!  If you'd like to support her, here are her social links:

Carrie on Facebook
Carrie on Twitter
Carrie's Website

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When my publisher passed on this book two months ago, I decided I would take the leap and self-publish.  This makes the availability a bit different from my other books, and it cannot be preordered.  The ebook will be available on Kindle, Nook, and probably Kobo for $3.99.  The paperback will only be available via Amazon and Createspace for $10.99.  I apologize for the limited availability.  This is a new adventure for me, and I'm glad to have my agent on board!

Thanks everyone for your continued love and support.  It means the world!

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Friday, July 12, 2013

YA Crush Tourney


Kaidan Rowe needs your help!  He is the major underdog today in the YA Crush Tournament over at YA Sisterhood!  He's up against the dashing Will Herondale from the best selling Cassie Clare books (and yes, I happen to love Will too, but come on. This is my Kai.)

RUN, RUN, RUN over and VOTE!!!  Help a hottie out, would you?

For every 100 votes he receives, Kaidan's tourney advocate Kayleigh is doing giveaways for signed swag and books on Twitter! All you have to do is tweet with the hashtag #TeamKaidan today and you're entered!  Visit her Twitter page at K_Books.  If Kaidan wins I'll choose an extra yummy steamy teaser from Sweet Reckoning to share...

Love ya!  Big hugs, and have a happy weekend,

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Wednesday, July 3, 2013

SEE ME Beta Readers!

First of all, a huge THANK YOU to the 200+ people who volunteered to beta read this book for me!  Doing a full book critique is a big job, and I was blown away by the number of people willing to help.  You all never cease to amaze me!  You've made me excited about a project that I was feeling down about - now I can't wait to begin my read-through and revisions next week!  And my friend Carrie is diligently working away on possible covers.  I'm loving the prettiness!!

As you can imagine, it was very hard to choose readers.  I wanted a diverse group of readers, both teens and adults, with and without critique experience, readers I know and those I don't.  There was really no rhyme or reason to why I chose those I did - it was sort of like the roll of a dice.  I was only going to choose 6-10, but I ended up with a dozen.

* *  If you have a star next to your name, please email me at wendyhigginswrites at so I will have your email address on file when the story is ready in a couple weeks. (I've already been provided emails for the others.)

Once again, thank you.  I love you like crazy!

Beta Readers!  Email me!

Bailey (Luce)
Stephanie Witter
Brittany S. * *
fluffernutter/Tiffany * *
Brooke DelVecchio * *
bookarooju/Julie * *
Maya Higeli * *
Alecia-Merlowicz-Morris * *
Samantha Wilson
Kayleigh @ K-Books
Jenny Zemanek
Jamie T.

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