22 September 2014

The Gathering Darkness ~ Your Spooky Fall Read

 Are you a sap for a love that just won't die? How about spooky settings and spine-chilling scenes? Secrets and danger and ancient magic? If so, then this full-length, stand-alone novel for all ages, might just be for you!

Featuring exciting new content, at over 400 pages, and a stunning new cover, The Gathering Darkness could be your spooky fall read. Put it in your ereader today for only $2.99 and curl up with a blanket and your favorite brew!

A Young Adult Novel 
Pick up The Gathering Darkness for your spooky fall read!


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Read some reviews for The Gathering Darkness:

 "I loved this story. Not only did it have witches (which is by far my fav) but this was a sweet love story as well. One about reincarnation. In fact it just might be my favorite reincarnation story I have read yet." - My Guilty Obsession.

"I haven't been addicted to a book this much since I read the Twilight books back before they had all the hype. So Twilight series aside this book was AMAZING!" - Crossroad Reviews.

"For anyone who thought Twilight was the best book they ever read, they haven't read The Gathering Darkness. Perfect for teens, with some love and suspense. Definitely worth reading!" - Rosie Reeves

"I wanted to preview this book as a possible addition to my classroom library. I'm always looking for current novels to hook my high school readers. This is one I will be recommending to my students." - S O'Donnell

"The Gathering Darkness is an enthralling surprise, and has a storyline that's packed with mystery, suspense, magic, and a beautiful romance. I recommend The Gathering Darkness as a fantastic read!" - I Heart YA Books




19 September 2014

Em-BRACE Me

I don't usually write personal posts, but I feel the need to share this one, and hope that maybe it will  inspire those in need.

I recently joined the ranks of "brace-faces" across the world. Yup, that's right you heard me;

I got BRACES!
And they're PURPLE!

Railroad tracks across my straight, white teeth. Now I am a tinsel-toothed, zipper-mouthed, middle-aged woman - wait! . . . Did I just say what I think I said, "middle-aged"? Now that's just nasty. Having braces is one thing, but being 50 is just wrong.

Let's take a short detour and talk a little bit about that. I was going to write a post about leaving the 40s behind and never did. Although my brain has recently aged from a 24-years-old to, I'll say, 30, I physically don't feel 50! For years people have told me I look younger than I am. In fact, I think someone made a mistake on my birth certificate and my mother lost 10 years of her life at some point way back, I don't know, but I did not embrace (brace) hehe, 50 leading up to the "second blooming" as Agatha Christie put it. But on the day I rounded the summit, something changed. I no longer felt ill leaving my physical 40s and my mental 20s behind, like I did the day before and for most of the year leading up to the big 5. 0. I woke up feeling exactly the same as I had the day before. Imagine that! There was also cake - that helps. So if this is what 50 feels and looks like, I've come to terms with it, and consider myself lucky to have made it this far. Instead of speeding down the other side of the hill, as I sped up it, I'm going to stroll slowly down the new path laid out before me and enjoy the scenery. 50 ain't so bad!

Now back to the braces. Getting braces was a decision I pondered over for the last half of my life. Mostly due to the cost and time spent wearing them. But when my dentist said "6 months" it floored me, and I thought, "those stainless steel suckers will be off by spring". I'm doing this! Everyone I told was encouraging, well except for that remark my son made "do you really want to go there at this stage of the game?" he said. Well, haha, and hmph! I guess you're always old in your kid's eyes. I really liked one particular comment made by a surprised male coworker after sporting him a huge grin. "You're so cute. Your just lost 10 years."Yes! That made my day.

Did I mention they are purple? And of course I'm doing red & green or maybe gold for December :D

So  . . .

What's one winter spent in face-brace agony?

Oh, are you wondering why I am putting myself thought this? Well here it is: I'm correcting a space between my two front teeth. The "black hole" in my smile, as I call it, has kept me from open-mouth smiling most of my life.The only thing I ever wanted to change about myself. But I wasn't going to wear braces for years, and years, and years. Uh-uh. So when I found out 6 months will give me the smile I always wanted, I couldn't resist.

3 days in and I LOVE them. I never smiled so much in my life as I have this week. There isn't any pain, just a little discomfort the first day. I didn't need pain meds, and I slept all the first night. The most annoying part is having to brush numerous times a day and 45 minutes of flossing threader hell every night. Besides the obvious, the upside of wearing them is that they force me to eat healthy, and slower, and not as often.

So for the next 6 (or so) months I will ROCK these braces like the heavy-metal lover I am!

Do you or have you had braces? Share your brace story in a comment below. And if you are someone thinking about getting braces but are nervous or afraid. Don't be. They are awesome. They move your teeth, so there's bound to be some discomfort, but well worth it in the end. And you get to pick colors for your mouth bling. I encourage anyone who needs braces to get them and sport them proudly. It will be worth it in the end.

I'm feeling very brave right now . . . .

      Before (extremely rare photo)                                                   Right now, baby :) :)

24 August 2014

THIS JUST IN:

Oh Happy Days - The Serendipitous Curse: Reborn as been nominated for a BTSeMag award.


This is huge! 

I'm humbled and proud to share this news with you. To be nominated for such an award for something you created is beyond words - an honor I never imagined. I'm sure my coauthor, Aiden James is just as thrilled as I am about the nomination.

The awards banquet takes place in Orlando Florida February 2015, and is a black-tie, red carpet event!


What will I wear?

Thanks to all my readers, reviewers, and fans. And to those of you who deemed TSC worthy of a nomination. Maybe Ill see you in Florida!

In the heart of Savannah Georgia, lies Solomon Brandt Plantation, a spanking piece of suburban sprawl with a sordid past.

When an amnesiac bearing this cursed name stumbles into town, he’s immediately drawn to the haunted antebellum, and also to a Hoodoo practitioner who converses with spirits, and her gorgeous green-eyed niece.

Desiree McClinton, a descendant of the Brandt slaves, sparks emotions in Solomon, the likes of which he's never known. But curses run deep, and Solomon's crippling nightmares, seeping into real life, soon threaten their budding love.

Will Solomon be able to save Desiree from the evil that has followed him through time? Can a tainted soul truly be redeemed?

The Serendipitous Curse Book One: Reborn & Book Two: Reviled, can be found anywhere online books are sold, in ebook or paperback format. If you prefer, you can walk into any book store and ask the sales staff to order it in for you. Thank you for your support ~ Lisa.

23 August 2014

Vegas Valley Book Festival 2014


Hey everyone, if you're in Las Vegas October 18th 2014, head to the Historic Fifth Street School in downtown Las Vegas and the Clark County Library at 1401 E. Flamingo Road. (oh so close to "the strip").


Meet hundreds of authors - including Katie Hamstead, Mara, Valderran, Sharon Bayless, and Me, Lisa Collicutt. The four of us will be there with bells on representing Curiosity Quills Press. 

There will be books from every genre - for every age at this huge event that thousands of people flock to every year!

There's nothing quite like an autographed copy of a book, straight from the author's hands to yours. And what a great time to purchase early Christmas gifts!


Buy a book - grab some swag - meet authors.
See you in Vegas!

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15 March 2014

Angels and Demons


The Eternal Beings: Book One
Get the ebook now for $2.99!
 
 In a town called Nowhere Colorado, Angels and Demons battle for salvation. Who will win? And what will be the cost?
http://www.amazon.com/Devils-Flower-Eternal-Beings-ebook/dp/B00GRGP4ZC/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1384860704&sr=1-1&keywords=the+devil%27s+flower
 
Killing isn’t exactly on Rosalie Lockwood’s list of things to do when she runs away from home. But despite her search for peace; guns and motorcycles become her latest fashion accessories as Divine interference leads her to Steele, co-leader of the Fallen Paladins motorcycle club.
Leathered and tattooed, Steele’s presence scares off most people he comes in contact with—but not Rosalie. She’s immediately drawn into the dangers of his biker world—and into his heart.
But Steele guards a secret that if Rosalie knew, could shatter their new love—along with destroy the human race. And the truth comes at a price.
Will Rosalie risk her soul to prove her loyalty to Steele?
The Dark and Light Realms collide as Rosalie chooses between life, death, and the ever-after to become that which she is fated to destroy.




Excerpt: 

"Naked, they came together, giving in to each other’s passion, delighting in their own desires, satisfying their hunger for each other. Neither seemed to care anymore about the consequences that would surely follow. With every passing second of their love-making, Steele grew stronger, while Rosalie became weaker."



Coming 2014
The Demon's Wrath: Book Two