‘Tis that time of year when shopping is most like The Hunger Games.  Shop keepers and store owners announce “90% of everything” and may the odds be ever in your favor.  Finding a parking spot makes us feel like Roman Gladiators and traffic makes us feel like crying.  People are shopping, spending, cooking, gathering together, and making plans to visit family and friends.  Movies are being released in theaters, each vying for our attention, and our favorite authors are publishing their latest novels.

 

Though I do not celebrate the holidays, I do enjoy taking advantage of the sales, especially the ones on Kindle and Nook books, and taking time off work to spend with my family.  For me this time of year also means the release of my second novel, A Rebel Star, published last month.  It was a project two years in the making, requiring tons of research and planning. 

 

With A Rebel Star finally finished and released for all the world to see, it is now time for me to begin working on the sequel.  The next novel in the Rebel Star series will take Mari to new places and new heights so she can complete her mission and reunite with Danny…maybe.  ;)

 

This is my favorite time of year to write.  Cloudy, gray days provide the perfect atmosphere.  All I need is a cup of hot chocolate, a good pen, and a notebook, and I can entertain myself for hours with the stories that are bouncing around in my head.  There are so many that it is starting to get cramped in there.  My hand races to keep up with my thoughts, so that soon I can share them with all of you. 

 

With one final tease before I go, I would like to announce that the second book in the Rebel Star series will be entitled…

A Rising Star.

 

Until next time,

Alyssa Rae

Arriving home from work today there was a gift awaiting me in my mailbox.  The first proof copy of my newest novel A Rebel Star arrived a whole day early and it's perfect!!!!  I have officially pushed the "Publish" button on Amazon's createspace and the first copies will be available for purchase on amazon.com by the end of the week.  I'm am so beyond excited to have completed this process for the second time and look forward to doing it many more times in the near future.  I can't wait to hear what all of you think about it!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Ocean Isle Beach is, by far, my favorite vacation spot on the North Carolina coast.  Every year my family and I spend three to four days there, sunbathing with our toes squishing in the sand, hunting for shark’s teeth amongst thousands of seashells, and swimming in the waves of the Atlantic Ocean.  Of course, no trip to Ocean Isle is complete without at least one stop at the neighboring Sunset Beach for a two-scoop, waffle cone from the How Sweet It Is Ice Cream Boutique.  Wanda, the owner, is always there to greet customers and offer them the best scoop of ice cream you’ve ever had at the beach.  She is also the first one of my fans that I’ve ever met in public and a firm supporter of all local artists.  She excitedly showed me that she uses her Lion’s Pride bookmark every day that she reads and is looking forward to hearing more about my future novels.  Which brings me to some exciting news…

 

A Rebel Star is finished!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

The writing is done and the editing is in its final stages.  Soon I will be ordering the first proof copy and then, shortly after, will be pressing the official “PUBLISH” button!!!!

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Celebrate 110 years of Harley Davidson by readin A Lion's Pride!  A story of a young woman fighting for her place in a man's world.  Raising her sister on her own, Alex is caught in a struggle between two rival motorcycle gangs.  Will she find her place among the Lions?

http://www.amazon.com/review/R2S847JBGM7WYJ/ref=cm_cr_dp_title?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B00BHL5GTG&nodeID=283155&store=books

"A good read."  --Carolyn

"One of the best debut novels I've read." --Meghan

"Outstanding debut novel." --Mariey

"Alyssa Rae's debut novel is riveting." --Rocky

I had an epiphany last night.  I was sitting in the living room, doing nothing of importance, when inspiration hit me.  I picked up my pen and notebook and wrote until I finished the next chapter of my newest book.  Chapter three: complete.  At last the story is moving along again and I can barely contain my excitement as it comes to life on the pages of my notebook.  This is still just the beginning and I’m off to start chapter four.  Three chapters down and plenty to go.  Stay tuned, there may be a sneak peek of A Rebel Star coming soon!

I finished the second chapter of my new book, A Rebel Star, today. Now it's time to start my editing. Super exciting, more news to come soon!

A Lion's Pride was approved for publication last night and is now available for purchase.

Amazon.com: http://amzn.com/0615761739

 

It can also be purchased as an ebook from: https://www.createspace.com/3986405

 

Coming soon to Kindle

My second proof copy looks perfect!! I have officially hit the 'approve' button and my book will be up for sale within the next 5 to 7 days!!!!!!  It's official!!!

Amazon has approved my book submission and a proof copy is on it's way for one last review before publication.  RELEASE DATE COMNG SOON!!!

After two years and many edits I officially clicked the submit button on my manuscript today.  My manuscript has been sent off to the Amazon reviewers for a 24 hour formatting review and then it's off to the printers for publication!!!!!

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