What’s your summer favorite? Pinterest and giveaway fun!

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I am super excited to announce a fun summertime giveaway and prize!

Who would like a personalized signed paperback from one of the attending authors at UTOP YA (an awesome Young Adult book convention in Nashville)? I am counting down the days until I get to go, and besides signing my own books for readers, I plan to play the part of a fan and get a few books for myself as well πŸ™‚ If you are the lucky winner of this giveaway, I will get you a signed paperback of your choosing from any of the authors in attendance. The UTOP YA link is located at the bottom of this post so you can see the list of authors who will be there πŸ™‚

Now the fun giveaway part πŸ™‚ Starting next week, I plan to kick off a summer weekly Pinterest and Book review post. Along with a book review, I will also post pictures and reviews of Pinterest projects that I have been wanting to try. Now that the kids are out of school for the summer, I’m looking for healthy summer recipes, art projects, etc… Each week I will review a book I’ve been wanting to read and I will share my Pinterest experiments with everyone πŸ™‚

I have a few Pinterest ideas that I plan to try but I’m looking for more and I would love to hear your ideas. To enter the giveaway, follow the Facebook link and post your favorite Pinterest link in the comments section of the top pinned post or send me your own picture of an idea that fits into one of the following categories. Every shared idea will count as an entry. Limit 3 entries per person πŸ™‚ I can’t possibly pick just one favorite so I will hold a random drawing on Saturday, May 31st at 9:00am PST. Please check back on my Facebook page to see if you have won πŸ™‚

– Fun kid food project (ex: along the lines of ants on a log)

– Healthy summertime recipe (favorite healthy salad, bread, snack, whatever)

– Kids craft project

– Favorite household organization tip

– Favorite household decorating idea

Follow the Facebook link to enter: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorJacindaBuchmann

UTOP YA:http://utopyacon.com/exhibitors-2014/

Facebook Release Day Party for Indigo Instinct

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2 DAYS until the release of Indigo Instinct. If you haven’t joined already, sign-up to be a part of the Facebook release day party on May 20th! It will be my birthday, too. So stop in and celebrate with me, play some fun games, and try to win a fun prize or two πŸ™‚ Everyone’s invited. Just follow the link now so it will be on your calendar πŸ™‚

https://www.facebook.com/events/1407564066188508/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming

Indigo Instinct Excerpt #3

Indigo Instinct for Kindle

Only one week until the release of Indigo Instinct! Here’s a third excerpt to keep you entertained until you can read the book in its entirety πŸ™‚ Enjoy!Β 

“Mrs. Hughes, are you still there?”

“I’m here,” Sarah replied.

“Oh good. I thought I’d lost you for a second. As I was saying, we believe he’s still alive. They found the helicopter wreckage, but your husband was missing. It’s believed he’s been taken hostage.”

“Wait. What? He’s alive?”

“We don’t have confirmation, ma’am, but at the moment, that’s what we believe. Usually in circumstances like this, someone will come forward with claims to the hostages. As soon as we get additional information, we’ll contact you. In the meantime, can I get your current address so I can send someone out to you?”

“Um…my address?”

“Yes, ma’am. I can locate the closest military office to send someone out to visit with you. If you could just give me your address so I can add it to your records, I’ll see that you’re taken care of.”

“Taken care of?” Of course he referred to her mental well-being, but the first thought that crossed her mind was sending someone out to “take care of her.” She’d been in hiding for five months. She wasn’t about to give up her location now. “Um, no, I’m sorry. I’m actually traveling right now…on vacation. You’ll give me a call if you hear anything else?”

“Of course, ma’am. You’ll be the first to hear of any updates. But if I could just get your addressβ€””

“I have to go. I’m sorry.”

She pushed “end” to discontinue the conversation and let the phone drop to the floor.

She hadn’t been aware of Ian’s presence, but sometime during the conversation, he had sat in the chair behind her. He placed both hands on her shoulders, and she leaned her back against his legs.

“Sarah, I’m sorry.”

He had known. That was why he had been on the phone all morning with Will.

She spun around with an accusing glare. “You knew, didn’t you? You knew and you didn’t tell me.”

“Sarah, Iβ€””

“Don’t bother, Ian. There’s nothing you can say.”

She tossed her phone into her purse, pushed herself off the floor, and without another word, walked out the door.

Have you read INDIGO INCITE, book 1 of the Indigo Trilogy? If not, there’s still time to get caught up before INDIGO INSTINCT is released on the 20th. Get INDIGO INCITE now on Amazon for only 99 cents πŸ™‚

Amazon:Β  http://www.amazon.com/Indigo-Incite-The-Trilogy-ebook/dp/B00CT9XL42/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1399997472&sr=8-1&keywords=indigo+incite

Taking orders now for INDIGO INSTINCT

Indigo Instinct for Kindle

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The YA Indigo Trilogy continues… 8 DAYS!!!

I will be placing my first order of Indigo Instinct paperbacks THIS Thursday. Do you want a signed copy? Send me a private message on Facebook or my email address:Β  jaybuch78@gmail.comΒ  so I can make sure you’re in on the first shipment.

$10 – Local pickup
$12 – Ship anywhere in the U.S.
I’m happy to ship international – let me know where you live & I will figure out shipping costs

Would you like to share the trilogy with a friend? With your order of Indigo Instinct, I will send one friend of your choosing an eBook copy of book one in the trilogy, Indigo Incite.

Sci-fi convention today and tomorrow!

Today and tomorrow I will be at the LepreCon Sci-fi convention in Mesa, AZ! Stop by to say hi and get your own signed copy of Indigo Incite. Tomorrow (Saturday) at 9:00 I will be speaking on a panel to discuss the realm of self-publishing, and at 4:00 I will be discussing the ins and outs of successful book covers.

Marriott Mesa Hotel and Convention Center is the place to be this weekend πŸ™‚
http://www.leprecon.org/lep40/

What’s in a cover?

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I will be speaking on a panel this weekend to discuss the ins and outs of book covers. It’s very true that people judge a book by its cover, but the question is – what do we look for in a cover that makes it seem appealing…or not appealing? I’ve put together a short survey to get your opinion. The results gathered from the survey will be used during my panel discussion πŸ™‚ Thank you for your assistance!!! πŸ™‚ I will post results of the survey and my panel discussion in the upcoming weeks πŸ™‚

 

INDIGO INSTINCT Excerpt #2

Indigo Instinct for Kindle

Two weeks until the release of Indigo Instinct! That means it’s time for another excerpt. Enjoy πŸ™‚

“Mmm,” Tyler sighed a minute later. “We could just sit here for the next couple of hours, and you could keep showing me your appreciation.”

“We could,” Liliana agreed. “We would definitely be safer in the car instead of wandering around out there.”

“Then again, staying safe is never fun. We could meander inside to pass the time. Who knows the next time you’ll get to come to Vegas.”

“I thought you wanted to lay low until your brother shows up.”

“I’m sure we’ll be fine inside. We’ll just get lost in the crowds. You watch auras. I’ll listen to thoughts. We’ll stay aware of our surroundings and be fine.”

“That sounds like a bit of a gamble, don’t you think?”

Tyler laughed. “Was that meant to be a joke? Get it? Gamble. Vegas.”

“I’m glad one of us is amused by this whole situation.”

“Look. How about we roshambo it?”

“Huh? Ro Sham who it? Come again?”

“It’s another term for rock-paper-scissors. Best two out of three. You winβ€”we sit nice and tight until Toby and Rebecka show up. I winβ€”we meander inside and check out the action.”

“You’re serious?”

“Absolutely. After all, we are in Vegas. Remember? Are you up for a little gamble?”

She chewed on her lower lip and sighed. “Fine. Best two out of three?”

“Yep.”

“No cheating.”

“You can’t cheat at this game.”

“Sure you can.”

“Okay. Maybe. I won’t cheat…I promise.” He held a hand out to her, palm up. His other hand formed a fist and hovered over his open palm. “Ready?”

She sighed again and rolled her eyes. “Fine. Let’s go.” She mirrored his hand motions, and on the third fist pound onto her palm, she opened her fist flat to indicate paper.

Tyler grinned when his own hand opened in the paper hand symbol as well. “Again.”

“All right. Go.”

After the fourth attempt at the game, which resulted in a fourth tie, Liliana giggled. “You’re cheating.”

“Seriously? I could say the same about you. You’re reading my mind.”

She giggled again. “Maybe. But you’re reading mine, too.”

“So we’re never going to win this game. It’s like playing tic-tac-toe. We could go round and round all day. There’s no way to win.”

“Sure there is. We just both have to agree not to read each other’s mind.”

“Is that possible?”

Liliana attempted to look serious. “Sure. See, I’m blocking my thoughts from you now. Try to read my mind.”

Tyler was silent for a moment as he stared at her. “Oh, you’re good. You’re right. I can’t read your thoughts. Okay, one more time. One try. Whoever gets it is the winner.”

“Deal.”

They held their palms up once more, and on the third fist pound, Tyler held his fist in the rock symbol while Liliana held hers like scissors.

He pounded his rock on top of her scissors. “I win.”

“No! That’s not fair,” she whined. “I knew you were going to do rock, but I couldn’t think fast enough to think what beats rock.”

“Why, whatever do you mean, dear sweet Liliana? Do you mean you were trying to read my mind and…cheat?”

“You forgot to block your thoughts. It’s not my fault.”

“Well, my little cheating vixen. I win. You lose. Let’s go inside.”

“Do you want to rethink this?”

Tyler smirked and with a wink said, “Nope. We’ll leave our stuff in the car. Let’s go.”

INDIGO INSTINCT coming May 20th!!

Indigo Instinct Excerpt #1

Indigo Instinct for Kindle

With only 3 weeks until the release of Indigo Instinct, it’s time to share an excerpt πŸ™‚ Enjoy!!!

“What the hell was that all about?” Eddie hissed from close behind.

With her back to him, Grace continued to fill a pitcher with water at the drink station. Then she turned to him with an innocent grin. “What was what all about?”

“Did that guy give you his phone number?”

“What difference does it make? You’re here with your girlfriend. It would seem to me that you should be paying more attention to her and less attention to who I talk to. It’s really none of your business.”

For a moment, she imagined tossing the ice water over his head but didn’t think that would go over well once word got back to Aunt Mae, as it surely would, so instead, she set the pitcher on a nearby table and took a step away to resist the temptation.

“It is my business. You were the one who just informed me yesterday that trackers are after us again. Do you really think it’s safe to be flirting with strangers?”

“You’re questioning my judgment? You brought your girlfriend along. What are you going to say when the bad guys show up at your motel door? Are you going to make time for introductions? ‘Hey, Jenna, let me introduce the IIA.'” She rolled her eyes and shook her head. “For a smart guy, you’re pretty dumb. I can’t believe you brought her.”

You told me to!”

“I was desperate to get you here. I didn’t think you’d actually bring her. You couldn’t have just sent her home?”

“Grace, I’m sorry. I should have told you about her earlier. I just… I didn’t know how.”

She shook her head again. “Whatever, Eddie. You made your choice. I need to get back to work. There’s a table waiting to order.”

She swiveled around to go, but he placed a hand on her arm to stop her. “Grace, wait.”

She focused to keep her face expressionless. She would cry later. Not now. “What?”

“Don’t trust that guy. Don’t trust anyone right now.”

“Oh don’t worry. I don’t. I don’t trust anyone.” She nodded her head toward Jenna. “Especially her.”

 

Want to read more? Indigo Instinct coming May 20th!!!

Have you seen the trailer yet? If not you can check it out here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dYp3BdFjYqI

Are you behind on reading the trilogy? Book One, Indigo Incite, is only 99cents on Amazon πŸ™‚

 

 

Indigo Instinct cover reveal!!!

Here it is. I am so excited to share my beautiful cover for Indigo Instinct, Book 2 of the Indigo Trilogy, coming May 20th! Read on to enter a giveaway for a $25 Amazon gift card, check out the exciting trailer, and take advantage of the final day to download Book One: Indigo Incite for FREE!

Indigo Instinct for Kindle

Indigo Instinct, Book Two of the Indigo Trilogy, picks up where Indigo Incite left off to continue the adventure.

Blurb:

They thought they were safe

Identical twins, Tyler and Toby, escaped the clutches of a covert government agency determined to exploit their extra-sensory powers. Before they regained their freedom, they acquired proof of the agency’s existence, proof that was guaranteed to secure immunity not only for themselves but for their friends as well.

They took more than they bargained for

When the brothers learn that they have unfinished business with the agency, they find themselves reunited with Indigo Children, Liliana, Grace, Eddie, and Rebecka and once again on the run.

They must rely on their instincts

While Grace and Eddie discover that love isn’t always easy, Sarah’s life is thrown into turmoil, and her guilty conscience leads to fear and distrust of her own heart.

Intuition doesn’t lie

There are new players in the game and it isn’t easy to know who to trust

Sometimes the right path isn’t always the easiest

Is there a way to give the agency what they want and still retain their freedom? Find out in Indigo Instinct, Book Two of The Indigo Trilogy.

Trailer:

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