Monday, June 30, 2014

The Girl Who Dreamed of Red Shoes is Free thru July 5th on Amazon!

The Girl Who Dreamed of Red Shoes is the story of an orphan, a wild child of the forest who's taken in by a rich old lady. But all that glitters is not gold. The longer the girl stays with the old woman, the more her spirit withers within the confines of the old lady, her church and her gossipy neighbors... until she finds her red shoes. But how could she ever know that living a life that crushes her spirit will only lead to her destruction?

Our contemporary girl is slowly dying inside trying to live up to society's standard of success. She's drawn to this fairy tale—it's like music to her battered soul. She realizes that she's got to be her real self or she's going drift farther and farther from her spirit to her own despair.

With a strength born of desperation, she walks away from the stockbroker and his red Porsche, praying she'll find her own red and, for the first time in her life, freedom!

Smolder by Kelbian Noel: Cover Reveal + Giveaway

I'm excited to share the cover for Smolder, book three in The Witchbound series by Kelbian Noel.  This is a YA urban fantasy series and the first two books are Roots and Sprung.  Check out the gorgeous cover and then enter to win a $25 gift card!
Smolder Book Cover
Smolder (Witchbound #3) by Kelbian Noel
About Smolder:
Calida Cevallos has never been special. In fact, as far as she’s concerned, there isn’t an exceptional bone in her body. But, this summer, she’ll discover extraordinary literally runs through her veins.
I’ve always been a burden. The girl people put up with, the one they tolerated. When I finally found someone who actually wanted me around, I couldn’t have be happier. But lately something’s been bubbling at the surface. Something wants to break free…and I’m afraid it’s me.
I love him. And, for a time, I thought I needed him. Now I’m not so sure. These days, I get the feeling I’m the one who’s needed. By whom? I’m about to find out.

Roots (Witchbound Book One) by Kelbian Noel

Seventeen-year-old Baltimore Land just wants to be normal, but magic has other plans.

I don’t consider myself a witch, that’s my parents’ thing. I’ve never really believed in magic either. Sure, I tried it a few times. Fell for the whole “magic happens” thing. But it didn’t happen to me. No amount of rhyming stopped my parents from moving me halfway across the country. Not one spell stopped me from being labeled the town freak.

And worst of all, no matter how many times I begged the Universe to bring my twin back, I was ignored. Until now.

He’s back all right. And in a magical bind of his own. Not the magic-won’t-work-for-me kind either. In fact, it’s working a little too well. Too dark. Too deep.

It turns out our entire family’s magical roots run just as deep and my brother didn’t end up where he is by accident. So I’m going to help him. But magic isn’t really on my side. Nope. Once I finally get the craft under control, I’m expected to abandon the one person in the world who’s closest to me, just to save myself.

Sprung (Witchbound Book Two) by Kelbian Noel

Since she discovered magic, seventeen-year-old Skye Jackson’s life is almost perfect. Almost. Even perfect has its glitches.

What happens when the one with all the power makes the biggest mistakes? Welcome to my life.

Four months ago, I couldn’t have been happier. When my parents got divorced, I wasn’t exactly thrilled. Especially when Mom married a guy half her age. But then I found out I wasn’t the average Joana. Discovering magic existed and, best of all, I could use it, made everything easier to deal with. That is until I got a little too spell happy. But what girl wouldn’t defend her best friend against a world-class creep? Now I’m stuck in a nightmare, forced to make life and death decisions I never dreamed I’d face.

Love the magic, hate the responsibility.

About the Author:
Kelbian Noel was born on a warm June night in Moncton, New Brunswick. From a very young age, she loved to read. She found herself engulfed in novels by Janette Oke and L.M. Montgomery, but never seemed to find herself in the pages. At the age of 11 she declared she would simply have to rewrite them, and become the youngest author in history. But life was full of baseball, homework, BFFs and boys. Decades later, having studied writing in college and pursued it as a career, she rediscovered her hobby. She is excited to introduce The Witchbound Series to the world with hopes someone will love this story as much as she does. Kelbian lives in Toronto, Ontario with her two children (where, thanks to a thick layer of smog, Junes are much warmer than they used to be).


Thursday, June 19, 2014

The Girl Who Believed in Fairy Tales is Available!

Heather Baker believes in fairy tales, and she turns to their timeless wisdom whenever life gets difficult. Again and again, the playfulness, symbolism, and deeper meaning in fairy tales have filled Heather with hope, nurtured her spirit, and fired her imagination. Sometimes touching, and sometimes humorous, these loosely biographical tales capture three transformative experiences in her life.

In The Girl Who Watched for Elves, Heather takes a poignant journey through her past with a tarot reader and awakens to a sense life's magic

In The Girl Who Dreamed of Red Shoes, she grapples with desire and creates a life imbued with meaning in

In The Girl Who Couldn't Sing, she follows her heart until she finds her place in the world

The Girl Who Believed in Fairy Tales is a prelude to the Once Upon a Time Today, a collection of modern fairy tale retellings for those who have already left home.


That night the young woman dreamed of wastelands.

She wandered the scorched landscape in awe. Her mansion was obliterated, and gray skies promised nothing but hail storms. Yet, whatever had caused such a leveling sparked unrepentant ecstasy within her.

Far away, a line of trees—the forbidden forest—promised chthonic shelter. She marveled at her lack of sorrow, fear, and trepidation; it was the first night, in a long, long time, she was not of two parts.

The atom of her psyche had split, and a neutron—something key—had been released.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Heidi's Enchanted Readers

Do you believe in magic? Fairy Tales? Happily Ever Afters?

Are you a blogger, an avid reader, or someone who just likes to make new discoveries?

Did you answer "Yes" to at least two of the above questions?!?

You might have fun joining Heidi's Enchanted Readers. It's a Facebook group that the lovely Tanya Johnson of Tanya's Book Nook is putting together. THANK YOU, TANYA!!!! <3

The point of this all? To have fun and spread the word about my 2014 releases!

There's going to be quite a few:

The Girl Who Believed in Fairy Tales: A collection of Three Short Stories—wait til you see the cover!
Half Faerie: The Daughter of Light, Book One—it's at the proof readers right now!
The Tree Hugger: A Dystopian Fairy Tale (awesome!) and retelling of Han's Christian Andersen's The Dryad. This is going to be one you'll want to talk about!
Cupcakes & Kisses: A yummy paranormal romance I'm collaborating on with Billie Limpin. We're having a blast writing this, and  it's going to be a fun, fun read. I guarantee it.
Half Mortal: Daughter of Light, Book Two. Very excited for this one!!!! More Melia! More Ryder! More Flora! Plus Pressina and Plantine return...
And possibly, another Fairy Tale retelling...

What do you have to do to join?

Just fill out this form: The Magical Enchanted Form

Then you'll have to read my books... and write reviews... ! I know, there's always a catch;) But you'll get review copies!!!! And have the chance to win swag!!!!

Where else can you get a groovy Half Faerie bracelet that doubles as a terrific cat toy?!??!

Or what about a cool pink and blue Happily Ever After bracelet? You know you want one!
 Plus there will be print editions to be won and who knows what else?!?!?

The only thing I know for sure is I'd love to have you join!
xo Heidi xo

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Fury by Charlotte McConaghy


Fury: Book 1 of The Cure by Charlotte McConaghy
348 pages, Published March 25th, 2014 by Momentum Books, Pan Macmillan

In the tradition of Divergent comes a novel about a world where negative emotions are stolen ... and only those with fury can stand up and fight.

Eighteen-year-old Josephine Luquet wakes naked and covered in blood that is not hers on the same day every year—when the blood moon is full. Josi has not responded to the "Cure"—an immunization against anger mandated by the government—and believes herself to be a threat to others.

Then she meets Luke. Luke has had the Cure but seems different to the other "drones"—and he's dead set on helping Josi discover the truth about herself before the next blood moon.

But time is running out. Is Luke willing to risk his life to be near her? Does he truly understand what violence she is capable of?

Raw and full of passion, Fury is a story of love in a dystopian world, and how much we are willing to forgive in the struggle to remember our humanity.

Charlotte's Top 10 Playlist for Writing

1.      James Blake
2.      Bon Iver
3.      Son Lux
4.      Antony and The Johnsons
5.      Hero Soundtrack
6.      Aint Them Bodies Saints Soundtrack
7.      Matt Corby
8.      Florence and the Machine

9.      Beach House
10.  James Vincent McMorrow

About the Author:

Charlotte started writing her children’s fantasy series ‘The Strangers of Paragor’ as a teenager and has since gone on to publish five novels. After a Masters degree in Screenwriting she wrote ‘Avery’, the first in her adult fantasy series ‘The Chronicles of Kaya’, published by Random House. She now lives in Sydney, Australia, and has just released a new dystopian sci-fi novel called ‘Fury – Book One of The Cure’, published by Momentum.