Tuesday, April 1, 2014

BIG ANNOUNCEMENT!!




It’s time for that exciting news I’ve mentioned.
It’s actually a miracle that I’ve kept my mouth shut for this long.

It’s been a whirlwind since UNRAVEL released. I was terrified to publish Naomi’s story.  I didn’t know how people would take UNRAVEL. You read the book, and you spread the word. You all embraced these interesting characters. It’s been an amazing six weeks.

But lets back up a week before I released UNRAVEL and I signed with Amy Tannenbaum from the Jane Rotrosen Agency.

This was the first holy-crap-is–this-happening-moment?!

If you know anything about me, it’s that I’ve been hesitant to sign with an agent. But Amy is the real deal. She’s made this experience so exciting. She’s enthusiastic and really believed in Naomi’s story and never stops working. No, I’m not exaggerating. She really works around the clock!

Now that leads me to my second holy-crap-is-this-happening-moment?!

I’m so happy to announce that I signed a TWO-book deal with Random House.

Can we all let that sink in for a moment?

Random House.

I keep waiting for the shock to wear off, but it hasn’t.
This is so much more than a book deal for me.

I look past the cover and words of UNRAVEL and see the moment six years ago where I first pictured Naomi staring out of the window. Or when I timidly sent my older sister chapters.

I stack those moments one on top of the other. And they’ve all led to this.

I’m also so excited to be working with Linda Marrow from Random House. She too saw potential in UNRAVEL.

So what does this all mean? It’s nothing but good, you guys. The e-book price for UNRAVEL is remaining at 2.99 (http://amzn.to/1kp7cyb) . Which is FANTASTIC!

I know you all have been wanting to see UNRAVEL in bookstores and I’m excited to say that it will be coming your way August 26th.

What is the second book? I can’t really say right now. But you haven’t seen the last of the Fairfax characters. They have a lot to say... So does a certain love interest in Naomi’s life.

I want to say thank you to every single person who gave UNRAVEL a try. I read all your messages and comments. I see your UNRAVEL collages and I’m floored and so, so, so grateful.  

Tschüss!
Calia  

Thursday, January 23, 2014

News!!


UNRAVEL
UNRAVEL
UNRAVEL

This story is truly a labor of love. Naomi is my very first character. Six years ago she popped into my head and since then she's been a consistent character that would not leave me alone. From the beginning, she's had this quiet strength that intrigued me and scared me.
This, without a doubt, is the hardest story I've ever written. It's pushed me in ways I've never thought possible.
I want to say so much more about Naomi...Unravel...all of it. There's a big part of me that can't wait to press publish, just for the fact that I can TALK about this storyline. FINALLY.

So with all that being said, I can finally announce—with a huge smile on my face and a slight nauseous feeling—that Unravel will be released FEBRUARY 17th!





RUIN YOU COMPLETELY
I'm working on this right now. If you stalk me on Facebook, like I hope you do, then you've been seeing me gush like a psycho path about this story. I'm having so much fun writing it. I can't wait for everyone to read this. Release WILL be Spring 2014. I am aiming to press publish in May.

AND March 10th will be the cover reveal!! The cover is stunning and matches the theme of the series so effortlessly. My cover designer, Regina did an amazing job!



And then there's this other story... Like Unravel it's been with me for a very, very long time. It's something that I constantly think about. I've seen a bit of the cover and it's amazing. I can't wait to share the title, synopsis...everything!!!


Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Unravel.

I have news. 

News that I've been wanting to say for the past five years. 

Unravel. is. Done. 

It feels so good to say that. It's like taking a deep cleansing breath!

Carry on with your day and know this book is on it's way. 

Not tomorrow. 
Or the day after. 
But very soon. 






Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Better late than never.

My last post was in May. MAY? How is that even possible?

I took a little hiatus from everything. In June my family and I welcomed the fourth addition to the Read family. She's a beautiful little girl that we absolutely adore! I'm soaking up all the time I can with our little Prinzessin before I blink and she's 5 years old, then 10, and 18... you get the picture. :)

But I thought I post an update on what I'm working on.

UNRAVEL:
Unravel, Unravel, Unravel....I think this book will be the death of me. I really, really do. I've had this story for years. It's more than a simple story to me. I find myself clinging to this story. I write, re-write, then re-write each chapter until it feels just 'right'. I didn't think I was perfectionist, but now I'm beginning to think twice about that.

Naomi is my first character. That first creation of mine who's voice is so strong it scares me. There's times I'm shaking when I'm writing, that my hands can't type fast enough for her words. I can usually relate to my characters. But with Naomi there's nothing we have in common. Yet, I have the strongest bond with her.

I'm hoping to announce the release date very, very soon. But in the mean time, be on the look out for some teasers of Unravel!! You guys are being so patient. I love you for it!

THE SIXTEENTH NEED: 
This is a story I'm so excited to sit down an write. I love Lily Partlow. When I first outlined Every Which Way, Lily was truly just Severine's friend. That's it. I didn't see her story or her personality. But she came alive while I wrote the story out and there's so much about her that I can relate to. Rennick Blake (Severine's half-brother) is in this story, along with Severine.

It also has a re-vamped cover.
Check it out! I absolutely LOVE it!




And to what you're probably really reading this for...the SLOAN BROTHERS!!!


RUIN YOU COMPLETELY:
Mathias. The oldest Sloan Brother. The one that hides his story behind sarcasm. From day one, I've wanted to know his story and get under his skin and find the truth.

The heart of his story will be in Germany. Of course one book from the Sloan Series HAD to be in Germany. These brothers have to get back to their roots. Especially Mathias. If there is one brother that has to find himself it's Mathias.

Can I tell you WHERE in Germany? Well, there will be many scenes a different towns in Germany, but mainly it will be set in Garmisch. I went there last September and FELL IN LOVE. It's such a beautiful town. Surrounded by mountains. I'm planning a trip to go back there again and I can't wait.

The cover is being worked on right now. Mae I Design is creating something amazing!!

Want a small sneak peek? 
I told you it would be small. ;) 

EVERY CHANGING WAY: This will be Severine and Thayer's story.

I'm discovering that I like Thayer a lot more than I thought. I love complex characters, the "villians" if you will in a story. I understand them. They have pain and flaws and there's a reason why they got to be the way they are. I like to untangle their background and get to know them.

Thayer isn't complex. At least I thought he wasn't. I could definitely get on board with this new Thayer.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Sneak Peek at Unravel!!!

I'm so excited today because The Autumn Review has the first CHAPTER of Unravel!!!

*deep breaths*

I am working on this twisted story right now, and I'm so, so, so anxious for everyone to get a glimpse into Naomi's world. 
I don't even have the right words to really describe this book. 
It has me shaking with excitement. Makes me anxious to write and scared to see what happens next!!

So go! Go read the first chapter and tell me what you think! 

Click here for the First Chapter!





Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Book updates!

Yesterday was really exciting for me. The cover for Unravel and it's blurb was revealed!!! YESS! This book has sat, and sat and sat on my laptop for years.

Before the Sloan brothers, there was THIS story. It has a extremely special place in my heart.
I'm SO excited about this story because it's so different from the Sloan's. It's dark, twisted, angsty, and has a romance that should have never happened.
Not forbidden.
Not wrong.
Just impossible. 

Everything in this book revolves around time. The blurb? It describes the book perfectly.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Cut Scene from Breaking the Wrong!!

Happy Thursday!!

I came across this scene a few days ago. This is a scene between Macsen and Emilia, and lately, I've been missing them!
It was cut before the book was edited so there might be some errors!!

ENJOY!!

EMILIA



I walk through the aisle. My finger trails over every spine. 
My Saturday is being spent in a bookstore...with Macsen. And that may be boring to a lot of people. But I’m happy. More than happy. 
It’s been years since I’ve felt this content. I’ve lived with revenge for so long that it’s almost foreign not having it driving my thoughts and controlling my actions.
With a wide smile, I find the book I’ve been looking for. “Here it is!” 
Macsen comes up behind me, and leans his head closer to look at the title. “Rebecca? What the hell is this book?” 
“It’s amazing.” He tries to grab it and I move away from his grasp. “I read this my sophomore year of high school.”
“I’ve never heard of it. So why is it in the classics?” he challenges.
“I don’t know, Macsen. Maybe you haven’t read everything yet?” I tease. 
He smiles and I like it. Those grins happen more and more the longer were around each other. 
“So what’s this book about?” Macsen asks.
I tap my finger against the cover and hand it over to him. “Read it. It’s very good.”
Macsen says nothing and follows me as I go down the aisle. I bend down to scan the shelves. When I get to the T’s, I practically squeal. “This is what I was looking for!” 
I hold up Anna Karenina for Macsen to see. 
“Another classic that I haven’t heard of?” 
“Yes!” I lean back against the bookshelf and flip the book over. “I want to read this before the movie comes out. Once I see the previews for it, I’ll picture the actors as the characters,” I admit.
Macsen smirks. “The movie adaptions are always terrible. They leave something out. It’s impossible to get every detail from the book into the movie.” 
I nod my head in agreement. “I’m not a huge movie watcher,” I confess. “I think I watched one movie last year.” 
Macsen’s eyes widen. “Are you serious?”
“Completely.” My fingers flip through the pages as I keep talking to him. “I used to watch them with my sister all the time until-” 
I realize my mistake. I’ve said way too much. There’s pressure on my chest that makes breathing impossible. 
Macsen shifts closer. “Until what?” 
Pulling myself away from the shelf, I give him a smile and try to side step him. Macsen anticipates my action and blocks me. He frowns at me, his eyes filled with concern. “Until what?” he repeats. 
My shoulders shrug and I pat his chest with my shaking hand. I try my hardest to keep my voice light. “Until she grew up. It wasn’t her thing.” 
He’s silent. I can’t tell if he believes me or not. I’m dying to grab on tight to him and tell him everything. Right here. Right now. Keeping secrets from him is an extra laceration to my heart. It burns. 
But he doesn’t push me. Macsen gives me a grin and I smile back slowly as he drags a hand down my hair. “So if I want you to watch a movie with me, will you do it?”
If it was anyone else I would say no. I look up at Macsen and my heart calms down. “I’d watch one with you,” I admit. 
“Can’t believe it.” He smiles as we walk toward the cash register. “I’m learning a lot about you.”
I give him a weak response. “I’m really boring.”
“You’re really fascinating,” he insists, as he pays for my books. I let him without putting up a fight. We walk out the door, and toward my car. He keeps talking. “You hate spicy food and chicken nuggets.”
“Because I got sick from eating those two things!” I say heatedly.
“Fair enough,” Macsen concedes and shuts the driver door. “But sleeping with the television on? That’s not something I expected.” 
“I like the noise,” I murmur and put on my seatbelt. “And I hate the quiet,” I admit. I think my soul lets out a deep sigh because it’s the truth. I hate silence at night. I hate waking up to nothing. It scares me, it makes me panic because you’re left with nothing but you’re thoughts and memories. 
“I’ll buy an even bigger television for my room,” Macsen says. His hand grips the back of my seat as he turns his head over one shoulder and backs out. When he puts the car in drive he looks over at me with a shy smile. “If you stay over tonight, you can have whatever you want.” 
I clutch his hand before it slips away to shift gears. My chest is heavy as we drive out of Lexington. I’ve talked to him more than I’ve ever talked to someone. He knows my quirky habits that would make anyone else raise their brows, but when I tell Macsen, his shoulders shake and he laughs like I’ve said the funniest thing. 
We’re getting closer and I know my time with him is getting shorter and shorter, because sooner or later, I know I have to tell him the truth. Macsen deserves to know. But how can you tell someone that you moved across the country just to get revenge against them? I don’t think there is any easy way to say that. 
Leaning back in the passenger seat, I watch him shift the gears of my BMW with ease. The driver seat is pushed back as far as it could go and Macsen still looks cramped up in the small space. His window is slightly cracked open, and it blows his dark hair around. With his concentration on the road, I only see his profile. His brows are slanted down as he stares ahead. Right now, he looks severe and a little dangerous but there’s nothing to watch out for with Macsen.            He’s not dangerous, he’s wounded. I know it in the way he grips me tightly, like I’m going to leave him and never look back. 
Together, we’re nothing but stitches and scars. Maybe I’m crazy and naive but I think if I spend more time with Macsen, my scars could fade away until I was blemish free.