suzy vitello

I write contemporary/fantasy mashup teen/adult books with quirky narrators. Find THE MOMENT BEFORE and THE EMPRESS CHRONICLES at your favorite book retailer.

 

As a reader, I am always ready to dive into stories told by a unique voice. A narrator that demands I follow, and winds me through new territory. I approach writing my books the same way. Voice. Setting. Relationships. Unique takes on boy meets girl. I'm a fan of quirky characters, too. The imperfect, slightly off artsy girl. The bad boy with a heart. Characters who don't fit the general mold. They tend to find me. On the page and in real life.

book and ritual

Do you have a book-reading ritual? Is there a book you reread perennially? For the past four years, every June 21st, I reread The Great Gatsby as a way to officially herald summer. This year, with all the buzz and the film and all, I suspect my reading of the classic will make me feel like one of the cool kids. Finally!

Kindle Freebies for 07. June 2013.

Reblogged from Bookworm Dreams:
Yay kindle freebies

My pick of latest Kindle Freebies, I hope I found something you like...

 

WARNING: Check price before downloading, some of these titles may not be free in your country.

 

   

 

   

 

   
Marysvale by Jared Southwick  YA Fantasy
The Light Within Me by Carly Fall Paranormal Romance (with aliens)
Shattered Promises by Jessica Sorensen New Adult Paranormal Romance
Son of Eden by Brianna J. Merrill  YA Paranormal
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Marked by Elisabeth Naughton Paranormal Romance (with Greek mythology)
Dark Secrets by A.M. Hudson Paranormal Romance (with vampires)
A Gathering of Storms by Brandon Tackett  Paranormal Romance
River's Recruit by Charlotte Abel  Paranormal Romance (with shapeshifters)

 

   
Gone by Christine Kersey YA Paranormal (with parallel universes)
Angel's Feather by Olga Hoekstra YA Paranormal (with angels)
Hawthorn Inn by Heidi Willard YA Paranormal
BeSwitched by Molly Snow  YA Paranormal

 

   
Jaguar Sun by Martha Bourke YA Paranormal (with shapeshifters)
Twin Souls by K.A. Poe  YA Paranormal (with vampires)
How to Date an Alien by Magan Vernon  YA Science Fiction
The Forever Contract by Avery Sawyer YA Dystopia

 

   

 

   
 

Feel free to share your recommendations in comments and tell us what you downloaded or if I should download, read or avoid something from this list.

Source: http://bookwormdream.blogspot.com/2013/06/kindle-freebies-for-07-june-2013.html

Meet graphic design phenom, Katie Soule

New mom Katie with 11-month-old DakotaMeet the talent behind my brand new website, suzysoule.com. Full disclosure: she’s my daughter-in-law. Plus, that cute munchkin in the picture? Yup, she’s our (mine and Kirk’s) very first grandchild, Dakota.

 

Besides having a natural gift for design, aesthetic and integrating the latest super-awesome technology, Katie is a new mom who combines parenting with a growing freelance career. Call them momtrepreneurs, the pajama army, or mommy-trackers, there’s a new generation of creatives who have discovered that building a career and motherhood can be rewarding, success-filled and synergistic, and if Katie is any indication, this new breed of supermom will soon rule the world.

 

I thought it might be fun to launch this website with some of Katie’s thoughts on combining a career in design with raising a baby, so here’s a little Q & A with Katie Soule. Click on the link and find out more!

Ever wonder about the design decisions behind your favorite book covers?

Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=l2Z86L25v30

What settings inspire your art?A sketch by Ted Katz

Kindle Freebies for 24. May 2013.

Reblogged from Bookworm Dreams:
Yay kindle freebies

It's that time of the week again - Kindle Freebies time! Check out some interesting ebooks that are currently free for Kindle.

 

WARNING: Check price before downloading, some of these titles may not be free in your country.

   
Diviner's Prophecy by Nicolette Andrews Fantasy (with magic and court intrigue)
Blood of Requiem by Daniel Arenson Fantasy (with dragons)
Bad Radio by Michael Langlois Urban Fantasy ♥
Her Mad Hatter by Marie Hall Fantasy Romance ♥

 

   
Veiled Innocence by K.D. Jones YA Fantasy
Seeds of Discovery by Breeana Puttroff YA Paranormal/Fantasy
Shimmerspell by Kimberly Spencer YA Fantasy (with fairies)
The Synthesis by Jason Letts YA Fantasy

 

   
Slouching Towards Kowloon by Alison Ripley Post-Apocalyptic (with zombies)
Broken (Daughters of the Jaguar #2) by Willow Rose Paranormal Romance (with shifters)
I'll See You In Your Dreams by Tony Miller Paranormal (with ghosts)
Goddess of the Moon by Polly Iyer Paranormal Mystery

 

   
Silver-White by Shawn Underhill  YA Paranormal (with werewolves)
Amaranth by Rachael Wade YA Paranormal (with vampires)
Breathless by Scott Prussing YA Paranormal (with vampires)
Tegan's Blood by L.H. Cosway Paranormal Romance (with vampires)

 

   

 

   
Scornfully Yours by Pamela Ann New Adult Contemporary Romance (here be love triangles)
Hooking Up by Jessica L. Degarmo Contemporary Romance
Just This Once by Rosalind James Contemporary Romance
Legally Wed by Ciara O'Neill Chick-Lit
 

Ebooks I already own are marked with ♥, feel free to share your recommendations in comments and tell us what you downloaded or if I should download, read or avoid something from this list.

Source: http://bookwormdream.blogspot.com/2013/05/kindle-freebies-for-24-may-2013.html
Writing prompt of the day
Writing prompt of the day

A little mountain hut in the Salzkammergut, near Bad Ischl. (And don't say, The Hills are Alive...) Ha!

Goodreads: final thoughts

This is why I'm switching. Now, Booklikes folk, when's the phone app coming out?

Reblogged from Dawid Piaskowski:

Discussion | Goodreads Alternatives

If you're looking for a Goodreads alternative or other cool book-related sites, I made a video for that.

Song-Book: all good things come to an end

What would a book based on Nelly Furtado's All Good Things be like?

Nelly Furtado

Today's book prompt is STORMY. A sudden rain storm in summer. The dynamic sky. What books put you in mind of Storm?
Today's book prompt is STORMY. A sudden rain storm in summer. The dynamic sky. What books put you in mind of Storm?

WHAT ARE SOME BOOKS THAT EVOKE STORMS?

Score! S.E. Hinton ebooks: http://www.diversionbooks.com/ebooks/young-adult
Score! S.E. Hinton ebooks: http://www.diversionbooks.com/ebooks/young-adult
Source: http://www.diversionbooks.com/ebooks/young-adult