interview with author morgan huneke & cover reveal.

Hey, everybody!  Today is the cover reveal day for my friend Morgan Huneke‘s new book, Espionage!

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“Sir Roland has invited us to visit for the Autumn Feast.”

“Do we have to go, Papa? I couldn’t feast with the most crooked politician in all of Briznom.”

As the daughter of a Briznomian vassal lord, Vannie Cumberland has spent her childhood immersed in the world of politics. Relations between Briznom and the neighboring country of Calhortz are strained due to the tyrannical rule of the strytes. A proposed alliance could calm relations between the two countries, but would come at the cost of Briznom’s freedom.

When her father’s political archenemy invites them to the Autumn Feast, Vannie uncovers an evil scheme endangering the life of someone close to her. Personal enmity comes to a dangerous head as Vannie struggles to expose the corruption and stop the alliance. Time is running out.

Events are becoming too big for her to handle. Will Sir Roland’s son help or will things finally spiral out of control?

Espionage, A Companion to Time Captives, will be released on May 16th, 2016. Stay tuned on Morgan’s blog and Facebook page for more information and sneak peeks.

Preorder on Kindle now!

Morgan Elizabeth Huneke is a homeschool graduate who lives in Georgia. She has enjoyed creating characters and writing stories since early childhood. Her other interests include reading, playing the piano and violin, and politics. She is the author of Across the Stars and The Experiment as well as the Time Captives fantasy trilogy.

You can connect with Morgan on her website, blog, Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, Instagram, and Pinterest.

Morgan did interviews with some bloggers (including me) for the reveal, which you can see, plus some behind-the-scenes stuff, here.  Below are my questions and her answers!

Me: Wow, this picture is so breathtaking! What insanely talented and probably also insanely beautiful photographer did you use? *wink*

Morgan: Haha. You know exactly who the photographer was. 😉 You did a great job on the picture, though. If I had taken it, it would have been a disaster. You even arranged her dress just right. Thanks so much!

Me: What was the worst thing about writing this book?

Morgan: Hmm. Unlike Time Captives, this was a pretty easy book to write, so it’s hard to think of what was the worst. I’m going to say coming to the end every time with a burning desire to write a sequel and having zero plot. Though it was also difficult when I was a bit stuck because I couldn’t figure out how to get the evidence they needed.

Me: What kept you sane while writing this?

Morgan: My sanity wasn’t very fleeting on this book, though I believe it was during this project that my brain decided it would rather think about Becoming Nikki for a period of time. {Ashley’s note: HAHAHA sorry.} Fantastic music was good. I listened to The Giver soundtrack on repeat for days. And Vannie and Kyle themselves were great for keeping my sanity. I love those two.

cover reveal: creighton hill by morgan huneke

Big news!  My good friend, Morgan Huneke, is publishing her novel, Creighton Hill, and she’s releasing the cover today!  Take a look!

Creighton Hill Cover Front Ain’t it purdy???  Here’s the official synopsis:

“No one can mysteriously disappear leaving no trace. It isn’t realistic.”

“You’re right, Emily,” her grandfather said thoughtfully. “It isn’t realistic. However, a good many things happen in this world that are not realistic, things supernatural.”

Emily, Allan, Jill, Joey, and Anna have grown up on their grandfather’s tales of ancestors who mysteriously disappeared from Creighton Hill, the plantation home that has been in their family for centuries. When Grampa’s death forces them to move into Creighton Hill, the truth about the supposed disappearances is the first thing on their minds. Allan, Jill, Joey, and Anna’s, that is. As for Emily, why must they keep at their supernatural hogwash?

Could it be that their family really does just have an unusual history of early deaths? Most people seem to think so. But Grampa’s research has uncovered something different.

When mysterious writing matching descriptions found in ancient accounts begins appearing to the children, they know something’s up. They must find out what really happened to their ancestors, and work together to discover the reason behind the mysterious writings.

Creighton Hill is the first book of the Time Captives trilogy, a tale of faith, family, fantasy, and a fight for truth and freedom.  It will release on June 8th, 2015. Stay tuned on Morgan’s blog and Facebook page for more information and sneak peeks.

Morgan cropped blurred backgroundMorgan Elizabeth Huneke is a homeschool graduate who lives in Georgia.  She has enjoyed creating characters and writing stories since early childhood.  Her other interests include reading, playing the piano and violin, and politics.  She is the author of Across the Stars and The Experiment.  You can connect with Morgan on her website, blog, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.

You can use this handy-dandy (ehh, too much Blues Clues) button link below to add Morgan’s novel to your Goodreads to-read list, if you want to!  And trust me – you’ll want to.  Morgan’s having me beta read Creighton Hill (and the rest of the Time Captives Trilogy) and it’s fantastic!  It’s got a very Narnia feel to it, combined with a little Elizabeth Enright – a combination I love.  🙂

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Also, click here to go to Morgan’s website, where she’s posted the links to the other blogs that participated in the cover reveal.  Some bloggers even interviewed her, so be sure to check those out!

becoming nikki | cover reveal

Behold.  I give you… the cover for my debut novel Becoming Nikki, available December 8th on Amazon and CreateSpace.  🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

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Sooooo…?  You liiiiiike???

Official synopsis:

What would you do if you were given the opportunity to rebuild a broken relationship?

Alec and Nikki Scott are the perfect ice dancing duo, executing flawless technique and brilliant performance abilities each time they compete. No one doubts their camaraderie, not even their closest friends.

But looks can be deceiving. Off the ice, their relationship is in shambles. Ice dancing is the only thing they have in common anymore… and Alec wants to quit.

Just as Nikki feels like their relationship can’t get any worse, an unexpected tragedy crashes into her life. She’s left struggling with a difficult choice as her opinion of her brother slowly starts to change.

Whatever she decides, she knows her life will never be the same.

Also, exclusively here, the behind-the-scenes photo.  Heh… heh… heh.

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 YES, those are my feet pulling the pillow cover (which is taped to the wall) taught because it was wrinkly and the iron wouldn’t get hot.  Where’d I get the ice skates, you ask?  There’s been some question in whose the idea was, but I got the skates from one of my parents for my birthday last year.  My younger sister made the pom-poms, which are monagrammed with an ‘N’ and an ‘S.’  NEAT, HUH?

(I don’t have three feet, by the way – the third foot to the left of the screen is either Morgan’s or my younger brother’s.)

‘Hidden Pearls’ by Hayden Wand – Cover Reveal!

(Inserting a completely unrelated, totally random picture here so that you won’t see her cover on your bloggy dashboards and have to scroll down to see it in all its full glory below.)0a89934bec083a52c24fdb1a364249dcHello, my faithful readers!  Taking a break from my crazy life to participate in the cover reveal of the debut novel of my fellow blogger and Marvel-loving friend, Hayden!  Her novel, Hidden Pearls, is going to be amazing, you guys.  Just look at this amazing cover!!

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Now, does that look awesome, or does that look awesome?!  So perfect.

The Synopsis –

For the wealthy and privileged in Regency England, life is filled with balls, beaux, and tea- and that’s no exception for Constance Steele and her large, unusual family.  But when an unexpected letter sends her on a voyage across the Atlantic, her experiences affect more people than she ever could have realized. From the love lives of her sister Margaret and cousin Jack, to the family dynamics of the prestigious Breckenridge clan to a band of notorious pirates, no one could have guessed how her adventure would change them all…

More About Hayden –

Hayden Wand is a Christian and homeschool graduate whose love of both Jane Austen and adventure stories inspired her to write Hidden Pearls. When she’s not writing, reading, or bribing her siblings to read the classics, you can find her baking, crafting  or watching her favorite shows on the BBC. She lives in South Carolina with her parents and four energetic younger siblings.

Hidden Pearls will be published through Amazon.com’s CreateSpace (who also published Amy Dashwood’s Only a Novel – so glad I know so many talented writers!!), hopefully sometime in the Fall.  I, for one, will be buying it the second it hits the virtual shelves.

Looking forward to reading it, Hayden!  (And, yeah, that picture was for you.)