Definition House Presents Dead New World By Ryan Hill

A fab duo–Karen Y. Bynum and Danielle Fine–have melded their brains and efforts into a new small press, Definition House and they’re debuting their first project. I’m so excited to help Karen and Danielle out. Read below to see how you can get in on the action. You’ll see links to find Definition House and their debut author, Ryan Hill, below, along with information about Dead New World, a FAB book zombies! Below the trailer, you’ll find pre-made tweets that YOU can share to help spread the word. Woot!

Where to find info on Definition House and Ryan Hill:

Definition House



Ryan Hill




Dead New World by Ryan Hill

Zombies aren’t mindless anymore.

They follow orders. And if Holt and Ambrose want to kill some undead, they’ll do the same. But when a routine mission goes horribly wrong, the best friends’ lives are flayed to the bone.

Now there’s only one light in the darkness of Holt’s life, and when she’s taken, he’ll do anything to get her back. Even if that means defying orders and using his best friend as a weapon. Holt and Ambrose risk all to save her, but what they discover among the hordes threatens to remake humanity. Again.

In the end, will there be anything left to live for in this dead new world?



Dead New World trailer:

The Campaign:

The Kickstarter campaign will run from November 14 to December 14. And we are so excited to get started! We believe that by using crowd-sourcing we will be able to generate buzz and interact with readers even before the book is published. It also brings authors and readers together so that they are both part of the publication journey. And as the publisher, we look forward to strengthening that bond. We’ve chosen Ryan Hill’s Dead New World as our first project and are looking forward to sharing it with you. Thank you for spreading the word. Now let’s make beautiful zombies together!


Zombies aren’t mindless anymore… @DefinitionHouse‘s Kickstarter campaign for #DeadNewWorld by @J_Ryan starts November 14! #indie #epub

Campaign for #DeadNewWorld by @J_Ryan starts November 14! #epub Zombies. Aren’t. Mindless. via @DefinitionHouse

Bring on the zombies! Campaign for #DeadNewWorld by @J_Ryan starts November 14! #epub #brainz via @DefinitionHouse

Zombies aren’t mindless anymore. Campaign for #DeadNewWorld by @J_Ryan starts November 14! #epub via @DefinitionHouse


Thank you for supporting Definition House. 🙂 We appreciate you so much!


Indie Life: Feeling Like Sisyphus

It’s the second Wednesday of the month, which means it’s time for the Indie Life!

I’m in the midst of juggling edits and rewrites on THREE novels. EEEEPPPPP!!!!!! *rips hair out*

I may have to take a couple weeks off from blogging to meet deadlines, but I’ll definitely be back by July!!!

The connection to the Indie Life is that this seems to be a fairly common occurrence. Indie authors have lots of projects going and often times they are faced with novel hopping. No pressure!

Makes me feel like this:

How about you? 😉


What is Indie Life?
How: Sign up on the Linky at the bottom of this page
When: Post on the second Wednesday of the month (starting 1/9/2013)
What: Write anything indie related: something that will inspire or help a fellow indie; something that celebrates a release or a milestone; something that talks about the ups and downs, joys and heartaches of Being Indie.
Grab: The banner above to include in your posts!

Because being Indie doesn’t have to mean going it alone.

I’m SO Excited SQUEE!!!!

Hey gang,

Guess what?

My Young Adult Paranormal Romance, SHIFTING PRIDE, is going to be PUBLISHED!!!!!!!

That’s right, the wonderful folks at Etopia Press are making this happen.

I just signed the contract a few days ago. Right now, I’m working on blurbs, taglines, and gearing up for edits.


Here’s my initial pitch for SHIFTING PRIDE (to give you an idea of what it’s about):

Sixteen-year-old Nickie Leone has proof that her missing (presumed dead) father is still alive. Receiving his watch in the mail is the first in a line of clues bringing her closer to discovering his whereabouts. But clues aren’t the only new thing in Nickie’s life. There’s the Memorial Banquet her mother insists she help prepare for, there’s the new kid/hottie, Xavian, and…well, the growth of whiskers and a tail!

Filled with secrets and a new love of tuna fish, Nickie must partner up with Xavian (don’t you know he’s a shapeshifter too?) to rescue her dad before she loses him forever. Oh, and she needs to figure out how to be a cat, too.

To spread the joy, I’d like to host a giveaway.

All you have to do is leave a comment–AND I’ll count your name TWICE if you help spread the word (by Twitter, Pinterest, Facebook, etc) (just let me know if you’ve done it).

How about I announce WINNERS in TWO WEEKS to give peeps time to stop by. 🙂

WINNERS will be chosen at random. THREE lucky commenters will receive a book of their choice AND a three chapter crit from ME!