Tuesday, September 27, 2016

It's Release Day!!!

Dark Abigail (Book #2 in The Women of Purgatory) is LIVE on all platforms.
► Goodreads: http://bit.ly/29FIdqC

►►► SYNOPSIS ◄◄◄
Will she remain the dark assassin, or fight the evil growing within?
There's a new player in Hell who's plunged Purgatory straight into chaos.
Dark Abigail strikes terror in all whom she targets, but when Raven and Holli discover who's really pulling her strings, Abigail learns that being good at her job isn't something to be proud of, but instead, something to fear.

►►► Purchase Today ◄◄◄
Smashwords: http://bit.ly/2a1MEl8

Friday, August 5, 2016

Box Set Sale and Updates

The Rose Trilogy Box Set is on sale for the first time EVER!

Hi, everyone! I'm so excited to share this sale and give you a few updates about some exciting things I have coming up!

1. All three books, plus the short-story in The Rose Trilogy are currently on sale for only $0.99 (Free with Kindle Unlimited.) If you haven't read the books that started it all for me, now is a great time to give them a try! 

The Rose Trilogy is an NA Paranormal Romance that entices with a heroine that isn't quite what she seems, a vampire whose love story is filled with dark surprises, and a vampire clan whose Sire has lost the ability to inflict "the change."
What if vampires were the good guys and a human girl was the one to fear?

The entire Rose Trilogy collection.
Book 1 - Scent of a White Rose
Book 1.5 - Roses & Thorns (A Rose Trilogy short-story)
Book 2 - Blood of a Red Rose
Book 3 - Death of a Black Rose
AmazonUK: http://amzn.to/29W8iVc
AmazonCA: http://amzn.to/29Mmd0T
AmazonAU: http://amzn.to/29HNxgo

2. I've recently teamed up with the amazing Kiki Chatfield and her team at The Next Step PR. They will be promoting my works via social media, and running my upcoming release blitz for Dark Abigail throughout the month of August and September. I'm so excited about this and really please to be working with such a positive and professional team. Also, if you haven't checked them out yet, you definitely should, because they are opening up their Paranormal/Fantasy branch and are currently looking for readers. (See the info below.)

We are looking into expanding the company and branching out to start working with Authors in#Paranormal#Fantasy and #YA genres come fall 2016! If you love to read in these genres, please take a look at the form below

Readers ► http://goo.gl/forms/pkM58eNkvtwDqykE2

3. Dark Abigail is coming!!! I can't tell you how much fun it's been diving back into the work of Purgatory and my Reapers. Dark Abigail will first be available in paperback at Penned Con 2016 (September 23-24), then releasing in eBook format on September 27th. You can also pre-order using the links below, and be sure to sign-up for the GoodReads Giveaway!

▼▼ Enter Here to win a signed copy ▼▼

Pre-Order Links:
AmazonUS: http://amzn.to/29vFjVj
AmazonUK: http://amzn.to/29Mu8LT
AmazonCA: http://amzn.to/29MtRst
AmazonAU: http://amzn.to/29MuiCM
B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/dark-abigail-tish-thawer/1124066269
Smashwords: http://bit.ly/2a1MEl8
iBooks: http://apple.co/29Q30gu
Kobo: http://bit.ly/29z8x9j

That's it for now!! :) I will have more announcements later this month and in September, including a sneak peek at the cover of my secret project, so stay tuned, and as always, thank you for your support!! <3 

Monday, May 23, 2016

UTOPiA Awards

I was so excited when a friend of mine messaged me saying, "Congratulations, I voted for you!"

Excited, but curious, as I had no idea what she was talking about. LOL. She happily informed me that

Fairy Tale Confessions
was nominated in the UTOPiA Awards
for Best Anthology.

Holy cow!!! I was so amazed and grateful, and am happy I could rearrange my schedule so that I could attend UTOPiA this year!

If you haven't already, please take a moment and click the link below to cast your vote, not only for FTC, but for all your favorites.

(Voting closes on my birthday, May 27! -- How cool is that?)


Click the image below to VOTE:

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Indie Author Awards: The Ugly Truth

I recently ran across an article entitled Indie Author Awards: The Ugly Truth, written by J.N Chaney. I opened the link, honestly thinking it would be derogatory and bashing but was pleasantly surprised. Its focus was about the entry fees and the actual return you get for winning one of the “prestigious awards,” and how instead you could use that money for purposeful marketing.

I’m sure we have all entered a contest hoping to be named its winner, and even paid for that entry. Personally, I’ve never paid more than a $10 entry fee for any of the contests I’ve participated in, which I could count on just one hand. However, I was thrilled when I got to the part in Chaney’s article that read:
There are also tons of free awards with no entry cost, such as the awards being handed out in conventions like Utopia and Penned Con.  These don’t cost a thing. There’s no entry fee, no costs to use the award if you win. Awards like these encourage peer review, networking, and connection — all crucial to your success as an author.

SCORE!!! That’s one award I’ve actually WON––Penned Con: Best Cover 2015, along with a Reader’s Choice Award 2015 from a different venue. However, did it have the intended goal according to Chaney:

Remember, at the end of the day, we're here to sell booksAwards can be a nice bonus, but their reward must be meaningful and they have to actually help you.

Winning both of these awards was great, but did they make me more money? Perhaps. Honestly, I’m not sure, as any spike in numbers could have been contributed to sales or ads my publisher had running at the same time. For me, I was just so humbled to have even been nominated, and grateful that my work had received even the slightest amount of recognition, because that’s what it’s all about, right? Getting your stuff out there and recognized.

As for the Best Cover award, I can’t even take credit for that, lol. That was all the work of my fantastic cover designer, Regina Wamba. She was who I thanked when I told the crowd at Penned Con, “Thanks for liking what I loved.” At that same convention, however, I was also nominated for Author of the Year (Fantasy, Dystopian, Mystery) which I graciously lost to the amazing Denise Grover Swank. I was simply blessed for even being in the same category with her, Amy A. Bartol, and JD Nelson to mention a few, which brings us right back to the peer review, networking, and connection that Chaney pin-pointed.

For me, that connection with authors, readers, and bloggers is what it’s all about! Does it make me happy when I look at my award sitting on my shelf, of course, but what makes me even happier is knowing I’ll get to see the smiling faces of my friends and fans at my next event. Maybe I’ll get another nomination, maybe not, regardless, it’s all about putting myself out there, connecting, and making it count!

[See my full event schedule HERE]

[Read Chaney's full article HERE]

The Witches of BlackBrook
Winner: Best Cover Penned Con 2015
Winner: 2015 Readers Choice Award

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

RT Recap


Photo credit: Vegas Seven

OMG...where to begin? That's right...I'm in there somewhere! With over 600 authors and over 3000 reader attendees, RT16 is one for the books! (Ha...see what I did there?)
I'd like to thank Kathryn Falk, Ken, Jo Carol, Carol Stacy, Chantelle, Ashley Martinez, and the rest of the amazing RT staff for organizing such a fantastic event! (Trust me, putting up with just my questions alone gets these ladies pretty close to Saint-hood.)

All set up for the RT Giant Book Fair

 What I Learned at RT ~

1. RT has panels, workshops, and parties for everyone. There's so much going on at the same time, you're bound to find something that you'll be interested in attending.
Author Cross Promotion and Marketing panel
with Brynn Myers, ME, KR Wilburn, Amy Daws, and Mary Ting.

2. While all of my shoes were comfortable, it was the fact that we walked at least 3-5 miles a day, to and from the convention center, that had my dogs barkin'. Seriously...Ouch!

3. Jamie McGuire is so kind and the most adorable person I've encountered in a while.
Me & the super sweet Jamie McGuire

4. PC & Kristin Cast are AWESOME people!!! I'm really sensitive to other's energies and auras and I LOVED how they felt to me! (If you're my kinda of peeps, you'll know what I mean.) Plus, it kinda blew my mind when PC bought my book at the Giant Book Fair. I hope we can still be friends even if they think it sucks! Hehehe.

PC, ME & Kristin Cast                                                             ME & PC Cast

5. I finally got to meet my friend, Darynda Jones, and yes, she's as cool as you think.
Me with the infectious Darynda Jones

6. I met Alys Arden over a pizza buffet and it was awesome! LOL. Hopefully next time we'll have more time to chat! ♥

7. I had no choice but to stick my butt in Vilma Gonzalez's face when I was trying to escape the jam packed bar at the Rio! It was awkward, but she was awesome and kind. Again, just wish we would have had more time to chat! ♥

(Did I mention that there's ALWAYS something going on? It's non-stop, go, go, go and it was AWESOME!)

8. Having Larissa Ione read your tarot cards at a Cirque de Punk party was EPIC!!!
ME & the enchanting Larissa Ione at the Cirque de Punk party

9. The Voodoo rooftop nightclub was my favorite! Amy Daws and I rocked out, and Scott Nova and I danced the night away! He was a great dance partner and the perfect gentleman. I had a BLAST!!
ME & Amy Daws gettin' our groove on, high above the City of Lights

10. Anne Jolin is positively delightful and I will miss her until we meet again! Love you, you adorable little sushi roll! ♥

11. Ashley Martinez is little ball of fire. This woman never stops working and that's something I can relate to! Can't wait to see her again! XOXO

12. It wouldn't have been a party without all my Fairy Tale Confession sisters: Brynn Myers, Amy Daws, Mary Ting, and KR Wilburn. Thanks for coming and supporting our cause! ♥ Our little Mixer/Pop-Up party was so fun! (We missed you Sarah J. Pepper!)
Amy Daws, Brynn Myers, Me, Anne Jolin, Ginger Scott & KR Wilburn
at the Fairy Tale Mixer

13. I missed getting a picture with EL James, because I was stuck in panels but am currently debating photo-shopping my head onto my friend's picture instead to make myself feel better. Amy, would you mind? LOL. JK... #theresalwaysnextyear

In conclusion, there's no way I can mention everyone and everything here, so please follow me on Instagram to see all my amazing friends and our pictures! 

And oh yeah... Hope to see you in Atlanta! #RT17