Thursday, June 18, 2015

Cover Reveal: SWAY by Melanie Stanford!

You guys! Remember my CP Melanie? Well, her book Sway comes out this winter and today is her big cover reveal! I've read two versions of Sway in the course of critiquing for Melanie, and trust me, you guys want to get in on this Jane Austen retelling. Add it on Goodreads so you don't forget!

About Sway:

Ava Elliot never thought she’d become a couch surfer. But with a freshly minted—and worthless—degree from Julliard, and her dad squandering the family fortune, what choice does she have?

Living with her old high school friends, though, has its own drawbacks. Especially when her ex-fiancĂ© Eric Wentworth drops back into her life. Eight years ago, she was too young, too scared of being poor, and too scared of her dad’s disapproval. Dumping him was a big mistake.

In the most ironic of role reversals, Eric is rolling in musical success, and Ava’s starting at the bottom to build her career. Worse, every song Eric sings is an arrow aimed straight for her regrets. 

One encounter, one song too many, and Ava can’t go on like this. It’s time to tell Eric the truth, and make a choice. Finally let go of the past, or risk her heart for a second chance with her first love. If he can forgive her…and she can forgive herself.

Sounds awesome, right? And now for the cover ...








About Melanie:

Melanie Stanford reads too much, plays music too loud, is sometimes dancing, and always daydreaming. She would also like her very own TARDIS, but only to travel to the past. She lives outside Calgary, Alberta, Canada with her husband, four kids, and ridiculous amounts of snow. 

Saturday, June 6, 2015

weekend plans

1. Catching up on the Hannibal season 3 premiere. This show is so good, you guys. How many times do smart people have to tell you before you give it a shot?

2. Making mini pavlovas for a family BBQ. Not going to lie, I am going to cheat on the lemon curd and just buy some. My grandmother actually had an amazing lemon curd recipe but it's a PRODUCTION. The next time my dad makes her fruit salad, I'll steal some for myself.

3. Writing.

4. Snuggling with the pets.

5. Buying a backpack for my upcoming Europe trip. Hoping this breakneck tour across four countries inspires my next LDS romantic comedy project (it's percolating in my brain now, but taking a backseat to the YA contemp I am working on.)

This summer has been incredible so far, folks. How has yours been treating you?