Latest from NestPitch…

purringHello all,

Well it’s been a few weeks since the fun of NestPitch ended and I have to admit, between 4 family birthdays and Mother’s Day, I’ve been a little absent… but we’re b-a-c-k!  So, lets just recap. Nestpitch, as a pitching comp, will be back for Easter 2015. Naturally, we are keeping in close contact with all our pitch-ees and agents, which means, if there are any “offers” in the future, we’ll be celebrating along with the author and agent big-time.  047

What I can tell you is that several of the partial requests have been upgraded to FULL’S already, that’s great news and here’s hoping those fulls turn into offers very soon. In the meantime, what’s up with this blog-site… right? Well, just as promised, we’ll be updating on other pitch comps, we’ll be having interviews with agents, authors, editors and we’ll also be letting you know of any news that is too good not to share 🙂

Today, I wanted to firstly remind you that our awesome team of Slush Bilbies an Nest Bloggers are all authors too, many of whom have books published or book deals in negotiation.  Every few months I’m going to feature 1-3 of the Team and where you can buy their novels.  Nothing major, just a short blurb, and you can thank them for all their hard work and time by investing in one of their awesome books!

Sharon Bayliss picFirst up we have Sharon Bayliss & her wonderful novel DESTRUCTION (The December People Series #1), a Young Adult-Fantasy which is the first in a series of four.

A bit about Destruction: David Vandergraff wants to be a good man. He goes to church every Sunday, keeps his lawn trim and green, and loves his wife and kids more than anything. Unfortunately, being a dark wizard isn’t a choice.

Eleven years ago, David’s secret second family went missing. When his two lost children are finally found, he learns they suffered years of unthinkable abuse. Ready to make things right, David brings the kids home even though it could mean losing the wife he can’t imagine living without.

Keeping his life together becomes harder when the new children claim to be dark wizards. David believes they use this fantasy to cope with their trauma. Until, David’s wife admits a secret of her own–she is a dark wizard too, as is David, and all of their children. 20951394

Now, David must parent two hurting children from a dark world he doesn’t understand and keep his family from falling apart. All while dealing with the realization that everyone he loves, including himself, may be evil.

If you don’t know who Sharon Bayliss is, trust me, you’re missing out. She’s not only one of the most talented writers I know, she’s also a lovely person who freely gives of her time, often unannounced, trust me, you want to get to know her 🙂

You can find  here:

http://www.goodreads.com/author_blog_posts/6259559-destruction-is-99-cents-from-5-10-5-11

(FYI its only 99c at the moment – Yup! Not kidding!) & Sharon here: www.sharonbayliss.com and here: https://twitter.com/SharonBayliss

AuthorMoss2Next we have the wonderful Tina Moss.

For those of you that don’t know, not only is Tina an awesome author and massive advocate of New Adult, she’s also a true Ninja- she has a black belt in Karate- Seriously!

Today we’re talking about Tina’s Urban Fantasy: A TOUCH OF DARKNESS (is it just me or is this cover a cracker!)

About A Touch of Darkness (The Key Series):
Cassie’s working for a tightwad boss at a pretentious NYC diner, dealing with paralyzing pain that doctors can’t diagnose, and trying to hide her hands that glow purple whenever she …well, whenever. So, when a mysterious stranger walks out of her dreams and into her life to spout some nonsense about her being a mythical creature, she chalks it up to one more crazy thing to add to her it’s-a-crappy-life list. Yet, when the stranger’s predictions start to come true, she discovers a world that could shake up her humdrum existence. Final-Cover

You can get yourself a copy of A Touch of Darkness here:

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18392580-a-touch-of-darkness

And you can stay in touch with Tina here: www.tinamoss.com or here: https://twitter.com/Tina_Moss

When Tina’s not kicking butt- literally, she’s fighting for the covers with her hubby and her corgi.  You’ll find Tina pop up a lot as she gives so freely of her time to so many competitions.

I highly recommend you follow both authors, and read their wonderful novels.

Creating good fiction is like making dreams come to life and these authors do just that!

And finally, a quick reminder Query Kombat is on again.

Go to: http://michelle4laughs.blogspot.com.au/2014/05/query-kombat-free-pass.html The wonderful Michelle, Mike, (http://writersoutworld.blogspot.com.au/) and SC (http://scwrite.blogspot.com.au/) are once again running Query Kombat… go take a look folks (and remember to play nice)

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