FIND ME IF YOU DARE by Vicki Leigh Cover Reveal!

It’s cover reveal day for Vicki Leigh’s FIND ME IF YOU DARE! Guys, I am so excited to finally reveal the cover of my CP! I have followed this story from first draft to this lovely day, and I can’t wait for it to finally come out in Decmeber. But since that is a few months away still, hopefully this super gorgeous cover will hold you over until then!

There is lots of awesome stuff going on with this reveal, including a giveaway!(see details below)

And here’s what FIND ME IF YOU DARE is all about:

They may have won the first battle, but the Apocalypse has just begun.

Five weeks have passed since the battle that left Rome and Columbus in ruins. Sheltered in the hidden city of Caelum, Daniel and Kayla train alongside over one hundred Magus and Protectors, hoping that their unified ranks will be enough to take down their greatest threat yet: Richard, his followers, and his horde of Nightmares. Then a fallen comrade is returned to Caelum with a message carved into his chest and a note referencing the four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, and Daniel knows their time for training is over.

Finally understanding Richard’s plans for Kayla and the three other Magus born on Halloween, Daniel and the rest of Caelum’s volunteers scout the U.S. in a desperate attempt to stop their enemy before he can unleash his first Horseman. But when massive attacks claim thousands of lives, people all over the world begin to fall ill—including those Daniel and Kayla care about the most.

With the Horseman of Pestilence released, Daniel knows it’s time to step aside and let Kayla take the lead. Only she has the power to rival her father’s. But when Richard’s plot turns out to be darker than they imagined, their fight is met with more death and destruction—and an enemy who might be unbeatable, after all.

AND NOW FOR THE THE AMAZING, BEAUTIFUL, CRAZY AWESOME COVER!!!!!!

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CATCH ME WHEN I FALL Review and Blog Tour

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I have the lovely privilege of hosting a stop on the blog tour for my very own CP’s debut release, CATCH ME WHEN I FALL. I’ve followed the progress of this novel from its inception to its final, published form, and it is really something special. The concept behind the story is something I’ve NEVER heard of, which is really rare these days in publishing, especially with Young Adult. Immortal beings called Catchers and Weavers who protect you from Nightmares, which are actual creatures that feed off of your fears while you sleep. Uh, yes please! That is the start of the story but it is so much more than that. A swoony romance, a band of friends fighting evil, and a creepy antagonist that will catch you off guard when revealed — this all awaits you when reading Book 1 in the Dreamcatcher series.

Well, are you ready for my full review? Onward!

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CATCH ME WHEN I FALL by Vicki Leigh Cover Reveal!

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It’s cover reveal day for Vicki Leigh’s CATCH ME WHEN I FALL! Guys, I am so excited to finally reveal the cover of my CP! I have followed this story from first draft to this lovely day, and I can’t wait for it to finally come out in October. But since that is a few months away still, hopefully this super gorgeous cover will hold you over until then!

There is lots of awesome stuff going on with this reveal, including a giveaway! But first, here’s a special message from Vicki:

And here’s what CATCH ME WHEN I FALL is all about:

Recruited at his death to be a Protector of the Night, seventeen-year-old Daniel Graham has spent two-hundred years fighting Nightmares and guarding humans from the clawed, red-eyed creatures that feed off people’s fears. Each night, he risks his eternal life, having given up his chance at an afterlife when he chose to become a Protector. That doesn’t stop a burnt-out Daniel from risking daring maneuvers during each battle. He’s become one of the best, but he wants nothing more than to stop.

Then he’s given an assignment to watch over sixteen-year-old Kayla Bartlett, a clinically depressed patient in a psychiatric ward. Nightmares love a human with a tortured past. Yet, when they take a deep interest in her, appearing in unprecedented numbers, the job becomes more dangerous than any Daniel’s ever experienced. He fights ruthlessly to keep the Nightmares from overwhelming his team and Kayla. Soon, Daniel finds himself watching over Kayla during the day, drawn to why she’s different, and what it is about her that attracts the Nightmares. And him.

A vicious attack on Kayla forces Daniel to break the first Law and reveal his identity. Driven by his growing feelings for her, he whisks her away to Rome where others like him can keep her safe. Under their roof, the Protectors discover what Kayla is and why someone who can manipulate Nightmares has her in his sights. But before they can make a move, the Protectors are betrayed and Kayla is kidnapped. Daniel will stop at nothing to save her. Even if it means giving up his immortality.

AND NOW FOR THE THE AMAZING, BEAUTIFUL, CRAZY AWESOME COVER!!!!!!

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An Open Letter to Vicki Leigh: A Great Critique Partner and Dear Friend

Dear Vicki,

I’m so happy for your success in finding others who love your stories as much as I do. Signing with an agent is only the beginning of your writing journey and I’m ecstatic to come along with you for the ride.

When I first started to really get serious about writing, I didn’t know what a critique partner was or the difference between a pantser vs plotter or what plot points even were. All I knew was I had these fake people running around in my head that wouldn’t shut up until I started telling their stories. As naive as I was, I caught onto the importance of having these so-called CPs, so I went on a hunt for them via Google search. You were one of the first people I timidly emailed asking if you might want to exchange some writing and give feedback. I was beyond excited when you replied and said you’d love to.

I had written a lot of “beginnings” of novels before meeting you but I was in awe of working with someone who had actually completed a WHOLE book. I know you have since shelved the idea for the time being, but it was encouraging to see another writer with a completed manuscript who just moved onto the next idea, never looking back, always looking out to the future and the other stories you had to tell.

As you know, I am still struggling through completing my first manuscript and some days, I just want to give up. I think of all the thousands of writers out there, many who are better than me, many who have more time than me, many who have more experiences than me…and I wonder if I’m wasting my time. But it is friends like you who continually encourage me that keep my faith and hope going that one day I can share my stories with others and that they might love them too.

It’s a crazy thing we do as writers…pouring out our hopes and fears and beliefs into stories and characters and issues that take us months, sometimes years, to complete. Most days are a struggle, we get little recognition, and rejection is more common than success. But having a CP – and a friend – like you makes the struggle worthwhile. To know that someone else believes in your work as much (maybe sometimes even more) than you do makes it kind of impossible to quit.

So I raise my virtual glass of champagne to you today. May you never lose sight of the amazing writer you are and the great friend you have become to me. Congratulations!!!

With love (and lots of happy flailing),

– Jessica

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