Monday, 1 December 2014

Watch Me Burn & Writing Update

Can you believe it's December 1st already? I'm not ready for Christmas at all. As with my writing, I'm a total pantser when it comes to gift buying. I also have eight birthdays during November and early December to buy for, which I like to get sorted before I can even think about Christmas. I'm not panicking...yet. I do have news to share at the end of this post, though!

Now on to the main part of today's post. Today I am thrilled to be taking part in the cover and trailer reveal for Book 2 in The December People Series, Watch Me Burn!

So without further ado...

A note from the author:

Thank you to artist Michelle Johnson and the whole team at Curiosity Quills Press for creating a cover I love! 

If you haven't guessed it by now, you'll see a butterfly on the cover of every book in The December People Series. The butterfly is a symbol of transformation, hope, freedom, and generally creepy crawlies turning into beautiful things. And also...look how pretty! ;)

Instead of the broken glass from Destruction, this butterfly is surrounded by fire, and it's probably obvious why from the title. Watch Me Burn is the summer book in the series. All the books center around my winter wizard family, but each book takes us deeper into a different season. Summer wizards are the "light" wizards, but light also means HEAT and FIRE.

More about Watch Me Burn:

David Vandergraff lost his home, his job, and contact with his oldest son, but remains determined to be a good husband and father despite being a dark winter wizard.

His resolve is tested when a flyer for a missing girl--who happens to be a summer witch--begins to haunt him. David believes a spell needs to use him to save her, so he follows the magic's command and looks into her disappearance. His teenage daughter Emmy resents him for caring so much about a random stranger. But when she uncovers some disturbing evidence close to home, she begins an investigation of her own.

David and Emmy quickly learn that the mystery is not only about a missing girl they barely know, but a deeply personal story that impacts everyone they care about. As their world crumbles, they fear the warning may be true—never mess with summer wizards, because the good guys always win.

If you're new to The December People Series, start with Destruction--99 cents for a limited time!

Enter to win!! Get a paperback of your choice of Destruction OR Watch Me Burn. International entries welcome. Also join The December People Winter Celebration for more giveaways!!

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Congratulations, Sharon. Another stunning cover and book trailer!

Time for my news. If you look towards the top left side of my blog, you may notice something about one of my writing progress bars. It's full! I've completed the first draft of my YA science fiction project. I don't have a title yet. I do have ideas, but the title or titles will depend on whether I release this as one book or six season one episodes. I will have made my mind up before I return to it to do the first edits. I will!

Have a great week, my friends.


  1. Congrats to Sharon for the beautiful cover and trailer and to you, Ellie, for making wonderful writing progress. I can't wait to see what you come up with for your release. :-)

  2. Those are great covers. Congrats to Sharon.

  3. Congratulations, Sharon! That is a cool cover.

  4. Congrats to Sharon! Hugs and chocolate to everyone! Tweeted!

  5. Oh, great trailer! Sounds like a good story!

  6. Congrats, Sharon! Your cover is beautiful and so is the trailer.

    Hi Ellie! I'm not ready for Christmas, either. Not gonna stress though <3

  7. Hi Ellie .. congratulations on completing this portion of your writing - that's great news .. and now Christmas can rock on .. with birthdays along the way .. and congratulations too to Sharon and the cover is clever .. cheers Hilary

  8. Congrats to Sharon. I love those covers. And congrats on finishing your first draft, Ellie. I can't believe it's December, either.

  9. Another stunning cover! Congratulation Sharon.

  10. Wow, cool covers for Sharon's books!

  11. Congratulations, Sharon. That's a fab cover! And congratulations, Ellie, on completing your MS. Great job!


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