Before Ever After: A Novel Pre-Order

Tea Party!



Why, hello there! You’re just in time for the tea party. Come, sit over here and help yourself to cucumber sandwiches and scones.

One of the best things I’ve discovered in the course of this little writing adventure is the amazing amount of warmth and support one can get from wonderful people you meet in the blogosphere. I’m throwing this little tea party to let you get to know three lovely ladies whom I adore to bits! They all have amazing books out now which I’m sure you’ll love :)

BUT – Before we meet the gals, I would like to share with you a short letter from one of my blogging friends who has a small request:

Hi. I’m Corey M. P. I’m a writer and blogger from San Francisco. I started writing poetry at the age of 14. Years later, I discovered my passion for writing stories.

 I recently started a project on Indiegogo called Poetry for Paris. Poetry for Paris aims to help me raise funds for a Writers Workshop I’m attending in Paris this June. The idea is I will write a personal poem for each person who pledges. I will also acknowledge you and publish your poem on my blog. Aside from that, there are other perks for pledging.

Unfortunately, I only have about 28 hours left to reach my goal. If you’d like to learn more about Poetry for Paris or if you’re ready to pledge (in the next 28 hours), please go to:

 Any pledge would mean the world to me. If you are unable to, I hope you stop by my blog anyway and check out the poems I’ve written so far.

Thank you for your time.

Corey M. P.

So what do you say, guys and gals? Can we help Corey go on her dream writing trip? :)

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And now back to the tea party!

Meet Kate Evangelista!

Kate Evangelista

When Kate Evangelista was told she had a knack for writing stories, she did the next best thing: entered medical school. After realizing she wasn’t going to be the next Doogie Howser, M.D., Kate wandered into the Literature department of her university and never looked back. Today, she is in possession of a piece of paper that says to the world she owns a Literature degree. To make matters worse, she took Master’s courses in creative writing. In the end, she realized to be a writer, none of what she had mattered. What really mattered? Writing. Plain and simple, honest to God, sitting in front of her computer, writing. Today, she has four completed Young Adult novels.

At Barinkoff Academy, there’s only one rule: no students on campus after curfew. Phoenix McKay soon finds out why when she is left behind at sunset. A group calling themselves night students threaten to taste her flesh until she is saved by a mysterious, alluring boy. With his pale skin, dark eyes, and mesmerizing voice, Demitri is both irresistible and impenetrable. He warns her to stay away from his dangerous world of flesh eaters. Unfortunately, the gorgeous and playful Luka has other plans.

When Phoenix is caught between her physical and her emotional attraction, she becomes the keeper of a deadly secret that will rock the foundations of an ancient civilization living beneath Barinkoff Academy. Phoenix doesn’t realize until it is too late that the closer she gets to both Demitri and Luka the more she is plunging them all into a centuries old feud.

Get to know more about Kate Evangelista and watch TASTE’s A-MAZING BOOK TRAILER here.

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Meet Tina L. Hook!

Tina L. Hook

Tina L. Hook grew up in Orlando, Florida where she earned a Bachelor of Liberal Arts from Rollins College. After spending her early career in Boca Raton, Florida, she eventually settled into small town life with her husband and two cats. When she is not daydreaming over a blinking cursor, she is blogging at Enchanted by Starlight is her first novel.

While they don’t yet know it, Grace, Skylar and Alina are connected by destiny. When an enchanted comet crosses the night sky to the find them, their ordinary lives take a wanton detour. The most secret ambition of each woman ignites, turning each down a powerful but dangerous path.

Grace, emerging from her dejected childhood, develops the power to make men fall in love with her. Fleeing the confines of her impoverished past, Skylar leaves everything behind to ascend the social ladder and pursue the one thing she has always longed for: status. At a loss for any dreams of her own, Alina covets the power to unravel; she seeks revenge. Crashing into and away from each other in a cycle of envy, deception and love lost, each woman is left to look deeper into her own heart. The real miracle, as it turns out, is not what it seems.
Get to know more about Tina L. Hook and read SAMPLE PAGES of ENCHANTED BY STARLIGHT here.
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Meet C.M. Keller!

C.M. Keller

C. M. Keller is an award winning novelist and the author of SCREWING UP TIME. She loves old movies and poison rings. In her spare time, she searches for that elusive unicorn horn. She’s hard at work on her next YA novel, the second book in Mark and Miranda’s story.

Mark Montgomery is a slacker content with his life. He’s a senior at New Haven Prep, has a great friend, and after graduation he’ll get a brand new sports car from his parents, assuming he stays out of trouble. Then, she comes into his life—Miranda with her I-just-escaped-from-a-Renaissance-Fair clothing. Only, she hasn’t. She has come from Bodiam Castle in the Middle Ages and demands a secret ingredient and a book of recipes for traveling through the treacherous colors of time. Although Mark has never even heard of either before, he must find them, or Miranda will die. To save her, Mark must break into a psych hospital to visit his grandfather who once tried to kill him, pass through the colors of time, take on a medieval alchemist, prevent Miranda’s marriage to a two-timing baron, and keep it all hidden from his parents. The sports car is definitely in trouble.

Get to know more about C.M. Keller and read SAMPLE PAGES of SCREWING UP TIME here.

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*Hands out party favors* Thanks for joining the party, guys!

If you’ve read any of the books in this post, I’d love to know what you think of them :)

Happy weekend, campers!

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29 Responses to “Tea Party!”

  1. Rayni says:

    You’ve inspired me to explore more of your fellow Filo authors, Sam. Do they have ebooks and where can I get them? And by the way, the tea was divine! :p

  2. jane says:

    I’m so very glad that you have time to blog again, Sam. We, your readers have missed you all summer long! ;) hopefully you’ll have more time again once school starts for the little one! Stay happy! :-*

    • samantha says:

      Thanks, Jane! It feels great to be blogging again. I’m keeping my fingers and all eleven toes crossed that I can stick to a more regular schedule :)

  3. Diane says:

    By sharing the stories of these great authors, I realized that there is still chance and hope for us authors wannabe :D Above anything else though, I’m glad that you blog more often now. The fan in me is always happy whenever I receive updates from your private space here.

  4. Oh! How did you know that cucumber sandwiches are my fav summer sandwich!? I’ll have some English breakfast tea please.
    Thanks for the little review on the Authors! I’ll have to check them out.
    And good luck to Corey!

    • samantha says:

      Aren’t cucumber sandwiches divine??? :D Off topic – i saw the sweet comment you left on another book blogger’s giveaway post for Before Ever After. You’re the best!!! *tackle hugs* :D

  5. Wow! How sweet. Thank you for featuring me!! I can’t wait to check out the other authors mentioned.

  6. L.G.Smith says:

    What a wonderful, supportive post, *said with pinky fully extended while sipping tea*

  7. DEZMOND says:

    those seem like some nice ladies, off course none of them as nice as our dear Samwise, but still nice :)
    And where’s my invite for the tea party?Don’t tell me I have to put on a mad hat to get in there?

  8. *tackle hugs and cries on your shoulder*

  9. MuMuGB says:

    Thanks for a very busy tea party Sam! I am very glad to “meet” such talented authors and bloggers…

  10. Sophia Chang says:

    What a cute idea! lol

  11. These sound like some great books. :) I already know Connie Keller–off to check out the other authors!

  12. Andrew says:

    Definitely looks like some stuff I need to check out.

    Just so you know, I -think- I’m getting a virus warning from your site. It’s you are facebook; I’m not sure.

    Your book’s coming up on my review list. Just thought I’d warn you after my last review.

  13. Diane says:

    Really great covers and all sound great!!! Thanks for the party invite. :O)

  14. Wow – this is such a gorgeous blog!!!

    I popped by to see my friend C. M. Keller featured and I’m so glad I took the time :)

    Great work!

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