Friday, November 20, 2015

Chameleon is now FREE!

Tis the season for giving, so here you go. Please enjoy this freebie. And if you love it, please consider leaving a review on the retail site you download it from. Happy Holidays! 


Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Book spotlight & Giveaway!

Hey guys, I'm excited to introduce you to a new book that was just released by debut author Julie Hall! I had the privilege of reading Julie's book over the summer and absolutely adored it so much I wanted to help her spread the word about the book. This was the official bulb I wrote up for it...

"Beautifully creative! Julie Hall expertly weaves an action-packed plot and swoon-worthy romance with powerful, heartfelt themes of love, family, forgiveness, and redemption. Huntress will have you contemplating your own afterlife while holding your breath and falling in love. I can't wait for the sequel!" -Kelly Oram, author of The Supernaturals series

"Beautifully creative! Julie Hall expertly weaves an action-packed plot and swoon-worthy romance with powerful, heartfelt themes of love, family, forgiveness, and redemption. Huntress will have you contemplating your own afterlife while holding your breath and falling in love. I can't wait for the sequel!" -Kelly Oram, author of The Supernaturals series

Title: Huntress (Life After #1)
Author: Julie Hall
Publisher: Deep River Books
Pages: 272
Buy on: Amazon
Summary: No one’s afterlife is as dispiriting as Audrey’s―at least that’s what she believes after waking up dead without her memories and being promptly assigned to hunt demons for the rest of eternity. She’s convinced God’s made a cosmic mistake; after all, she’d rather discuss the color of her nails than break them on angelic weapons.

It doesn’t help that her trainer, Logan, is as infuriating as he is attractive. And just when Audrey and Logan appear close to developing an amicable relationship, a decision made under duress pushes their hearts in a direction neither of them saw coming.

Despite her sub-par fighting abilities, an ancient weapon of unparalleled power chooses Audrey as its wielder, attracting the cautious gazes of her fellow hunters and the attention of Satan himself. With Satan’s eyes now fixed on Audrey, a battle for the safety of the living looms in the shadows.

Sounds fun right? You should totally check this book out. It's available in ebook for only $2.99 on Amazon.

Julie is such a sweetheart and has offered up a book for a giveaway. Make sure to enter it and stop by Julie's social media sites and congratulate her on her new release! 


Julie Hall was a late blooming reader, but once captivated, writing became her dream. 

Going the practical route in college she earned a business degree from the University of Michigan. After school, she worked in marketing and publicity for both television and film, until she'd had enough of selling other people's creative expressions. 

She miraculously convinced her dashingly handsome husband that having ten years of experience mentoring youth, the idea of quitting her job to write a young-adult novel was the sensible thing to do. 

Since then she's become a puppy mama to a goldendoodle named Bear, and an actual mother to her adopted daughter. 

Her writing is inspired by God, who is the true author of romance and adventure in our lives. Julie holds the conviction that on our own, we just muck it up. Her advice to you is not to 

Keep in touch with Julie:

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Excerpt from Chapter 3: The Job Eternal
Ten minutes later, Shannon held a door open for me as I stepped past her and into a room jammed full of people—and not just anyone. The room was packed wall-to-wall with huge, well-muscled guys! My stomach dropped. I’d been mistakenly drafted by the afterlife division of the NFL. This had to be a mistake.

Shannon placed a firm hand on my back and nudged me further into the room. I tried in vain not to gawk at the scene around me. Beefed-up guys sat conversing around twenty-five round tables. The atmosphere felt relaxed, almost like a break room. I couldn’t pick up full conversations as we wove our way through the room, so my mind worked overtime inventing some of my own.

Hey man, what did you do today? the guy in the skintight purple T-shirt that said “I ROCK” on the front would say. And the dude on his left would answer in a deep, Schwarzenegger-esque accent, I picked things up and put them down.

We reached the other side without stopping to talk to anyone. Shannon placed her palm on the wall and produced another hidden door.

From my limited view behind Shannon’s head, it appeared to be a gym of some kind. Not even the high-decibel manly noises coming from behind me drowned out the unmistakable sound of metal on metal. Shannon stepped to the side. That’s when I saw, on the far end of the gym, two fighters locked in a death match. They were bearing down on each other so quickly I could hardly distinguish the movements. The source of the sound was the thick, heavy swords they were fighting with.

One of the fighters jumped high into the air and landed at least two body lengths from where he’d been standing, narrowly escaping a blow aimed at his shins. I gasped. A move like that wasn’t humanly possible!

The fighters, wearing silvery, sleek body armor, didn’t miss a beat as they bore down on each other with a series of quick blows. The movements blurred with their speed, the sound of the swords meeting deafening.

I gasped again when one of the opponents swung his sword in an arc and nearly took off the head of the other, who ducked and rolled just quickly enough to avoid decapitation. If this was a sparring session of some sort, it must have gotten out of hand. I looked up at Shannon anxiously. Surely someone should stop this!

Her face was a mask of calm, mixed perhaps with a bit of impatience. One of the fighters took advantage of an unsteady moment to get his opponent to one knee. He was just about to deliver a final blow when Shannon loudly cleared her throat. Both fighters froze. Shannon smiled coolly at them and said, “Logan, may I have a word with you?”

The fighter who had the advantage took a step back and lowered his sword. “Sure, Shannon, just give me a sec,” he said, not sounding nearly as out of breath as I thought he should. He reached an armored hand down to give his opponent a hand up. Not a bit of malice remained in their movements.
Logan shook the hand of his opponent, who was quite a bit bigger in both height and girth, and gave him a friendly pat on the back. They said something to each other I couldn’t make out and chuckled before parting. The other guy gave Shannon a wave and a nod before pushing through a different set of doors.

As Logan moved toward us, his armor began to evaporate. First, his shin and shoe guards melted into the air, revealing brown sandals and dark jeans. Then the metal covering his arms and hands disappeared, followed by his breastplate, uncovering a T- shirt that read “Hunters Rule, Demons Drool.” He was leaner than the guys back in the break room, but still muscular. Last, his helmet evaporated. He looked younger than I expected . . . perhaps only a few years older than me. But who knew if age really meant anything here.

I shifted my weight and craned my neck to the left, trying to make sense of where his armor had just gone, peering around him as if it might magically appear somewhere behind him.

I was still gaping when he stopped a few feet short of Shannon and me. “Hey Shannon, what’s up?”
He glanced my way with only a mildly curious look. I wasn’t certain if I should be offended or relieved.

“Actually, I’ve brought you a new trainee.”

Logan tilted his chin up to scan the area behind us. I turned my head as well to see who he was looking at.

“Oh yeah, that’s great! Where is he?”

Shannon gave me a firm prod. Unprepared for the push and still gaping at Logan, I stumbled forward.
“Here she is,” Shannon said with a smile.

Logan’s eyes opened wider, and this time he really looked at me. He had dark blond hair, on the longer side and tousled, with wild highlights throughout, the type you get from too much time spent in the water and sun. His eyes started at my feet and slowly moved up my body until they locked with mine. Under the scrutiny, I registered that his eyes were a deep cobalt blue. It reminded me of the color of the ocean on a sunny day. The intensity of his stare embarrassed me. I felt heat rise to my face but was trapped in his gaze. I felt judged.

Without releasing my eyes, he addressed Shannon. His words came out deliberately, with an icy edge.
“You have got to be kidding me.”

His tone sent a chill down my spine, which actually helped combat the warming of my cheeks. That was the final straw.

I broke his stare and pivoted on my heel. I’d had enough of all of this. Muttering to myself about how crazy this all was, I marched purposefully toward the door. I didn’t care if there were a zillion muscle dudes on the other side, I just wanted out.

Before my fourth step, Shannon was in front of me. In fact, she appeared so quickly I walked right into her, bounced off, and landed on my butt. Dang, how’d she get there so fast? She appeared to be glowing but was no longer smiling. She looked over my head at Logan.

“You know we don’t make mistakes about these things. There is a reason for this.”

“She’ll be eaten alive out there. Just look at her, Shannon.”

Shannon glanced at me, sitting there on my butt, before looking back up at Logan. A shadow of doubt crossed her face but was gone almost as quickly as it had appeared. Eaten alive. How was that even possible when you were already dead?

“Logan, it is what it is. You’ve been chosen as her mentor. You need to train her as you would anyone else.”

Neither of them spoke. I looked back and forth between the two. Then Logan asked with slightly narrowed eyes, “Is this because of what happened?”

Shannon’s features softened perceptibly.

“No, Logan, this isn’t some sort of punishment. You know things don’t work like that here.” Her voice was quiet but still strong when she continued, “What do you think they said about Romona when she first joined?”

Logan let out a deep sigh. There seemed to be some silent communication, a faceoff, going on between those two. Shannon must have won, because after a few minutes her calm, cool smile returned.

“Thank you, Logan. I’ll leave her with you now. You know what to do.”

The words sunk in fast as she turned to go. “Wh-what?” I stuttered. I scrambled up to stop her, but in my rush I lost my footing again and ended up half-running, half- crawling after her. When the door shut behind her, it occurred to me how pathetic I must look. I got fully to my feet and stared at the door.

Indecision about whether to run after her or turn around and face my fate kept me rooted in place. I was equally torn between wanting to shout at someone or break down crying. What in the world was going on? Whatever I might have thought the afterlife would look like, it surely wasn’t this.
I took a deep breath to steady myself. There was no use getting too upset until I found out what sort of job I had been assigned to anyway. Could it really be that bad?

So far, Logan hadn’t made any attempt to talk to me. For all I knew, he wasn’t even still there. I squeezed my eyes shut and took another deep breath. When I opened them, I turned to face him.
Logan was exactly where he had been when I attempted to make my grand exit. I assumed he was either giving me time or didn’t know what to say, so I took control of the moment. At the very least, I needed to try to pull back some of the dignity I’d already lost.

I plopped my hands on my hips and let out a breath. “Okay, so will you at least tell me what exactly it is that we do?”

Logan looked me straight in the eyes and said, “We kill demons.” I saw his eyes, heard the words, and then everything went black. 

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Taking a time-out from me to gush about others!

Hey guys! I've had to do a lot of promoting lately for the release of The Libby Garrett Intervention. Believe it or not, I don't love just talking about myself and my books all the time. I feel so... ugh... I don't know. So today, I'm taking a break from all the Libby promo and Kelly this-and-that to talk about some of my favorite authors and good friends who deserve as much attention (if not more!) as me.

It's been a BIG week for book releases and we have THREE book birthdays to celebrate today!!!


First up, we've got Karen Lynch with Rogue! Be still my beating heart. I love this series more than I can express to you. Karen became one of my favorite authors with her debut novel Relentless and with each following book in the series she's captivated me even more. I'm a fan for life and honored to be her friend. One of the perks of being an author is that I get to contact all my favorite authors and fan girl on them and it usually results in real friendships. That's totally what happened with Karen. I started gushing about her so much she was forced to be my friend. And then she even let me read Rogue early!!! (Lucky me, I'm so spoiled!)

And now, lucky you, because ROGUE released today and is available for everyone to read! Do miss this book!!! It's full of awesomeness and yumminess! And the best part? The series is now complete! No waiting for the next book, so get started!

Books in the series: Relentless, Refuge, Rogue

Okay, there's one more best part. Book one is FREE! 
You have absolutely no excuse not to download and read this book! So do it!  


Second up, we have Whiteout by Nikki Jefford! I was only recently introduced to Nikki and her books. (A big thank you to Karen Lynch for the introduction!) Nikki writes vampires! (Among other things) I started her first book in the Aurora Sky Vampire Hunter series like last week. I read all for books in FOUR days!! I couldn't stop. I am so sleep deprived now. But I got sucked in. What's a bookworm supposed to do? Well I am happy to tell you that I only had to wait a few days for book five. I woke up with it on my iPad this morning and will be starting it just as soon as I hit publish on this blog post. YAY!!!

I have to give props to Aurora. Because if I was her and I found myself in the situation she fell into, I would have gone APE S%$! on the entire freaking world. I know I'm really into a book when I have to keep putting it down to pace around the room because my heart is racing. Not because I was scared. Oh no, I was mad. SO MAD. (In the absolute best way possible.) I wanted to kill people. Mainly certain characters in the book. When a book can get me so worked up, I know I've found a winner. I loved this series and think you all need to give it a chance!


I don't know if Whiteout is the last book or not. (I'll know by tomorrow for sure.) but I do know that book one is also FREE. So again, NO EXCUSES!


And last but not least, we're celebrating the release of Holly Hearts Headlines by the absolutely lovely Kenley Conrad! Kenley is so adorable, and her book gave me lots of feels. Again, speaking of books that got me emotionally invested, there was a certain boy I wanted to PUNCH IN THE FACE. I'm just saying. I loved the book and can't wait to read Holly Heart's Headlines! It'll be next after Whiteout! I am so rooting for Holly! And like I mentioned in last night's Facebook party, I think Holly and Kyle Hamilton need to sing a duet!!!

This series isn't finished or free, but it's only $2.99 a book and it's good, so go read it anyway!

And there you have it. My best birthday wishes and congratulations to threw wonderful ladies! Happy reading everyone!

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Enter the Libby Garrett Intervention release day giveaway.

Happy book birthday Libby! 
The Libby Garrett Intervention is finally here. 
Get your copy today!

Read the book and enter the 
Early Bird Review Giveaway.

Win the ultimate Science Squad bundle including:
A signed copy of The Avery Shaw Experiment
A signed copy of The Libby Garrett Intervention
An Avery Shaw Experiment poster 
Libby Garrett bookmarks and keychain
and a signed Kelly Oram "I heart Grayson" tote bag!

One of the best ways to help an author is to tell your friends and family about the books you read and to leave reviews of them on retail sites. If you love The Libby Garrett Intervention let the world know, and please consider leaving a review on Amazon, B&N, iBooks, or Kobo. As a  thank you for these reviews I'm holding a giveaway. Anyone who posts their review of the book on one of it's four retail sites is eligible to win. 

To enter: 
1. Read the book and write an honest review.
2. Post your honest review of The Libby Garrett Intervention on at least one of the following retail sites: Amazon * B&N * iBooks * Kobo.
3. Copy and paste your honest review into the comments on this blog post and tell me which retail site(s) you posted it on and tell me the name or title of your review so that I can find it.

Last day to enter is November 7, 2015. Contest is international. Winner will be chosen randomly. Review must be posted on the specified retail site. I will be checking to make sure. I am not responsible for prizes lost in the mail. Sorry! 

Good luck, thanks for the support, and most of all 

Monday, October 12, 2015

Libby Garrett Intervention Freaks & Geeks Party

Hey everyone! Bust out the cat shirts and saddle up your unicorns because it's time to GET YOUR FREAK ON! The Libby Garrett Intervention is almost here, and to celebrate it's release, bestselling YA author Kelly Oram is hosting a freaks and geeks Facebook party Monday October 26th from 4-7 pm (PST)! That's right, come party Science Squad style.

Libby Garrett, the beloved wild and crazy cat-loving science geek sidekick from The Avery Shaw Experiment is back with her own story to tell. Or should I say, her own journey to take.

Libby Garrett is the ultimate misfit. She's an overweight, misunderstood, quirky nerd. And WE LOVE HER FOR THAT! So for this book launch, it's time to leave your insecurity at the door and party with the misfits. The Libby Garrett Freaks and Geeks party is a place for us all to come and be ourselves, and celebrate the fact that we're all misfits in our own way.

Join Kelly and a dozen other AMAZING authors as they introduce you to some of the best misfit characters YA literature has to offer and tell you about their own personal struggles with insecurity and fitting in. They''re gonna get real, people. It's gonna be awesome. Oh, and also, they're going to have fun, and games, and awesome books, and giveaways galore, so you really don't want to miss it.

Join the event and bring all your friends. For one night the biggest freaks and geeks are going to be the coolest kids on the planet. (Oh, yeah, I totally just claimed us all being cooler than the whole world. I dare you to prove me wrong.)

Don't miss the the Science Squad novels!
The Avery Shaw Experiment Available now on Amazon * iBooks * Kobo * Nook
Preorder The Libby Garrett Intervention on Amazon * iBooks * Kobo Nook

About the Party Hostess:
Kelly Oram wrote her first novel at age fifteen–a fan fiction about her favorite music group, The Backstreet Boys, for which family and friends still tease her. She's obsessed with reading, talks way too much, and loves to eat frosting by the spoonful. She lives outside of Phoenix, Arizona with her husband, four children, and her cat, Mr. Darcy.

Saturday, September 19, 2015

New book coming/cover reveal.

Hey guys. Some of you have heard, and some of you haven't, but I've announced a new book coming March 1, 2016. It's part of a 12-book, 12-author series, and a lot of you have had questions. Let me see if I can explain a little.

So... The series is called The Power of the Matchmaker series. It starts with a prequel novella called The Power of the Matchmaker. It's about a young Chinese woman who becomes this sort of magical immortal matchmaker named Pearl. The following 12 novels are stories of Pearl's matchmaking adventures across time. Each novel is written by a different bestselling author, and the stories are in many different genres. The one thing they all have in common? Pearl the matchmaker is up to her usual tricks to make the leads fall in love.

Sounds fun, right? Well here is the cover reveal for all of the novels, with all of their authors and release dates.

Nov, 2015 
Power of the Matchmaker (prequel novella)

Jan.  Broken Things to Mend - Karey White
Feb. Not Always Happenstance - Rachael Anderson
Mar. If We Were A Movie - Kelly Oram
Apr. Love is Come - Heather B. Moore
May Four Chambers - Julie Wright
Jun. O're the River Liffey - Heidi Ashworth
Jul. Chasing Fireflies - Taylor Dean
Aug. Between Heaven and Earth - Michelle Paige Holmes  
Sep. How I Met Your Brother - Janette Rallison
Oct. To Move The World - Regina Sirois
Nov. King of the Friend Zone -  Sheralyn Pratt
Dec. The Reformer -  Jaima Fixsen 

You can find all of the books along with their blurbs on Goodreads.

This is such a wonderful and talented group of writers, and I'm so excited to be part of this project! As for me, Little Miss March (which also happens to be my birthday month, so yay, happy birthday to me!), here is the cover and summary of my Matchmaker novel!

NYU freshman Nate Anderson is a triplet who is desperate to escape his wild and crazy brothers. After they screw things up for him one too many times, Nate flees his housing situation and takes the first available room for rent as far from his brothers as he can get.

Enter his new roommate Jordan—a quirky LA girl who believes that everything in life has already been done in the movies. In this heartfelt tale of love, friendship and family, Nate and Jordan learn how to deal with their new adult lives using the great romantic comedy classics as a guide.

Should be fun! Sign up for my newsletter if you want to be notified when it's released. :)

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Co-Authoring! Q&A with Kelly Oram & Jonathan Harrow

Hey guys! First of all, thanks to all of you who bought Joni, Underway today! (Or had already preordered it.) This has been a great release day. Jonathan and I had a great launch party on Facebook where we did a Q&A. There were so many questions about co-authoring this book since it was a new experience for me, I thought I'd post that interview here. Enjoy!

Kelly Oram wrote her first novel at age fifteen--a fan fiction about her favorite music group, The Backstreet Boys, for which her family and friends still tease her. She's obsessed with reading, talks way too much, and likes to eat frosting by the spoonful. She lives outside of Phoenix, Arizona with her husband and four children.
Jonathan Harrow left a career in Hollywood to pursue his dream of writing novels. He has an author crush on Charlotte Bronte, and a real crush on his author wife, YA bestseller Kelly Oram. They live in Phoenix with their four kids and their cat, Mr. Darcy.

Q. What's it like to co-author a book for the first time?‬

Kelly: Very difficult. We have very different writing styles! And very, very different voice. We had to let him do the actual writing so that the book would sound consistent. If we switched off back and forth, it would have been a nightmare.

Q. What was your method in co-writing a novel?‬

Jonathan: We knew right away that in order to work together, we would need to have one of us take the lead. Otherwise, every single decision would end in a stand-still. So, in the case of Joni, the original idea was mine, so it made sense for me to be the lead. I know some writers who switch off scenes, or whatever, they literally share the writing, but that would never work with us. Our idea was for me to write the first draft (with all Kelly's input) and then together we'd do the real work, which is rewriting. That's when Kelly would really be able to get her hands on the material and make it hers. Well, not surprisingly, the first draft was pretty light on romance. So Kelly really got in there and did her thing in that department, which made all the difference in the world, of course. The next biggest thing was going back in and getting the actual writing to sound like both of us, which was a challenge, as we have very different writing styles. In the end, I feel that the book is a great blend of both our styles. So the image of both of us sitting side-by-side writing is not accurate. It was more like taking turns.‬

Q. Do you have plans to continue writing novels together?‬

Jonathan: Hard to say. We don't have plans for anything right now. After Joni, we were both excited to get back to our own projects.‬ It's so much easier to feel like you have total control over the content. But I feel like Kelly and I collaborate on all our books, to some degree. She is the first to read my stuff and she gives the feedback that really improves my stuff. And sometimes I've been able to provide that help for her, as well. So while we may not be co-writers all the time, every one of our books has been influenced by the other.‬

Q. Was it hard to collaborate together on certain scenes? For instance, maybe one of you felt more passionate for a certain part then the other. Or did you run into any difficulty?‬

Jonathan: It indeed was difficult to give up a lot of control. Some things were easy, like anything to do with the romance, I immediately deferred to Kelly and trusted her choices.

Q. Did you two ever argue over how you wanted the story to go?‬

Jonathan: Yeah, there was some of that, mostly having to do with the romance. Kelly and I have very different love languages, lol, and different ideas about what is romantic. So I'd write something and be like, "Oh, that's so romantic!" And Kelly reads it and she's like, "Seriously? They're just sitting there talking." And I'm like, "I know, right? Getting to know each other." And she's like, "Move outta the way." Hahaha. It took me a while to come around to her way of thinking, but eventually I got it, and after reading her stuff, I was like, "Ohh, okay, I see. Yeah, that's awesome." So if you love the romance in the book, you have Kelly to thank!‬

Q. How did you two come up with the idea for this novel?‬

Jonathan: “Joni, Underway” started as an idea I had while watching “Deadliest Catch” about lobster fishermen. The job is so difficult, and that whole world is so foreign to me, and I remember thinking: “What if a city guy like me had to go work on one of these boats, and the experience changed his life?” That sparked an instant comparison to “City Slickers,” a movie I have always loved. So it’s “City Slickers” on a lobster boat, that sounds awesome! The idea sat in my mind for years, and then when Kelly and I were looking for a romance/drama to work on together, the “City Slickers on a lobster boat” idea morphed into “Joni, Underway.” Kelly was sold as soon as I said, "She falls in love with the hot boat captain!"‬

Q. Which character in Joni, Underway do you most relate to?‬

Jonathan: I relate to Joni, I think. At least when I was her age, anyway. I had a lot of inner strength, but I needed the right experience to bring it out in me. If left to my own devices, I wouldn't try new things.‬

Kelly: I had to think about this one, but I think maybe I'd go with Reid, actually. I have total wander lust and a need for adventure. I want to see and experience everything. And I want to visit and learn all about all different kinds of people and cultures. If I could sail around the world, going from job to job just to get to the next journey, I totally would. Jonathan is definitely the more stable on win our family. But I also have a bit of his compassion and empathy. I was always that friend who would go out of my way to take care of my friends who were having trouble.‬

Q. Kelly: What part of the creation of this novel will you cherish the most?‬

Kelly: Um.... my husband? lol. I think just the experience as a whole. (And come on, lets be honest, I cherish the creation of Captain Reid!) For real though, I also really love the character of Murray. He's based off of Jonathan's grandpa who was quite the character. We loved him so much and I love that a part of Boompa will always live on now.‬

Q. Do you have different jobs too, or just write together?‬

Kelly: Now we don't. I was always a stay-at-home mom while My husband worked in the film industry. Thanks to my writing, Jonathan was able to quit his job and is now going to write full time as well. We are super happy about that, and super blessed!‬

Q. Kelly: were there certain things that you found out about your husband that you might not have known without working on this piece with him?‬

Kelly: Hmm. I mostly saw a lot of things I already knew about him. For one, he's WAY more disciplined than me. He needs a schedule and routine, where I'm all over the place. He's way more thorough with research, but he's always been really book-smart. I did learn that he's a much slower writer than me. It takes him WAY longer to write a first draft than me. But I'm more patient with the rewriting process. I guess he just wants to get it right the first time. He's more of a perfectionist than me. But again, after 14 years of marriage, I already knew that too!

Q. How did you know that the other was The One?‬

Kelly: Actually it was pretty clear. A booming voice shouted down from the Heavens and said, "Hey, you! Yeah, the stubborn one who never dates seriously! HE'S THE ONE!!!!!" We met through my family. He was trying to date my older sister while I was away at college. I came home and she totally tried to pawn him off on me. Two weeks later we were engaged. Two and a half months after that, we were married.‬

Q. Jonathan: How did you propose to Kelly?‬

Jonathan: It was nothing planned out, I can tell you that, lol. Very casual, which is my style. We had been dating for 2 weeks (yes, that's 14 days) and we went to Disneyland together (Kelly had never been) and in a quiet moment afterward, Kelly joked about how fun it was hanging out together and I said, "How about we keep hanging out forever then?" or something really lame like that. The truth is, I'd been looking for a way to propose for a couple days, and that seemed as good an "in" as any, so I took it! I remember Kelly smiled and just said, "Yeah, let's do it." That was it! Very low key. But then she dropped the bomb: "But you have to call my dad and ask for permission!" I was scared of her dad, lol. Anyway, I was 21 and Kelly was 19.‬

Q. Who are your favorite authors?‬

Kelly: Oh, man, where do I start???? Meg Cabot is my all-time favorite. I totally admire her so much. Then there's John Green, Sarah Dessen, Jen Wylie, Julianne Donaldson, Simone Elkeles, Cinda Chima Williams, Cassie Claire, Cassie Mae, Jennifer L. Armentrout, Stephenie Meyer, Karen Lynch... I know I've left out like a million authors... but I could chat books all day...‬

Jonathan: Michael Crichton and Charlotte Bronte. I know, that's a weird combo, but it's the truth!‬

Q. Jonathan: Which is your favorite novel written by Kelly?‬

Jonathan: Serial Hottie is def my favorite!‬

Q. If you guys had Harry Potter's Invisibility Cloak, what would you do?‬

Kelly: This makes me think of that Clay Aiken song LOL. Um... with invisibility? I'd so sneak into concerts and go back stage! I want to see the band in their unscripted moments. (And I'm not talking about the changing room you perves!) I'd just like to see what people are like when the world isn't watching them. Also, I could get much better seats to the shows!‬

Jonathan: If I were invisible, I'd go to Pixar/Disney studios and watch them make their films. I'm a huge fan of animation and I love watching the creative process unfold.‬

Q. Jonathan: What are your plans thus far for future writings?‬

Jonathan: I am now writing a sequel to my first novel "Dolls", which is a supernatural horror/thriller in the NA age range. I love creepy/dark stories. But I like haunted horror, NOT slasher horror.‬

Q. Kelly, can we look forward to another book in the Supernaturals series?‬

Kelly: Yes! There is one more still to come. Book #4 is called Priestess and it's Clara's story. Just don't ask me when it's coming lol. Sometime next year... I still have to write it.‬

Q. Kelly, do you plan on writing any sports romance books? And when I say "Sports" I mean SOCCER!‬

Kelly: I will definitely write a sports romance someday. I don't know how soon I will get to it, but I have two ideas plotted already. one for a women's fiction/chick-lit baseball book and a soccer book that is actually a companion novel to my book Cinder & Ella. It's a Robin Hood retelling that has soccer as the focus.‬ Again though, I have no clue when I'll be able to get to those books. SO many stories, so little time!‬

Q. Kelly...what is your favorite genre?‬

Kelly: Young adult anything. The more romance the better. I'm a huge high-fantasy geek though, so probably YA fantasy is my very favorite.‬

Q. Kelly: We all know you love frosting, but what is your other favorite dessert?‬

Kelly: Frosting!
 Nope, I'm not kidding.
 I totally eat cake just so I can have frosting. And I used to keep some in the fridge in college so I could just have a spoonful when I needed it. Nothing de-stresses like a spoonful of sugar! Okay, maybe white chocolate chip macadamia nut cookies, cheesecake, and candy corns.‬

Q. Kelly, I like the jamie baker series and I know that inspiration just hasn't happened yet for the rest of her story. My question is are you upset that it hasn't happened yet?‬

Kelly: Oh, how do I explain Jamie.... It wasn't a lack of inspiration really. I just knew what had to happen, and there were so many different ways it could go. The first way didn't work, so I scrapped it and tried again... after like seven different versions of the first 150 pages I was frustrated and burned out and still nowhere near finishing. Then I started to feel a lot of pressure to have it finished because people were waiting for it and I'd expected it to be done sooner. And then I started getting anxiety attacks when I tried to work on it. It was very strange. I've never experienced anything like that with any other story. I was so upset for a long time. I was upset with the story, and upset with myself. It broke my heart to have to put the book on hiatus. And, to be honest, I had a rough couple of years the last two years, overworking myself in all aspects of my life, and I went to therapy. (Which did wonders, btw!) And yes, I actually worked with my therapist about the issues I was having with this specific book. And that of course helped me get a much better grip on this new career I'd stumbled onto. Now, I'm in a much better place, and I feel much better about my manuscript. I'm still a little anxious to pick it up again, but at least my love for the book and the characters is back and I'm feeling confident in it again. I'll let you in on a little secret... I've been slowly working on it for the last month or so and I've made big progress. I hope to have the book out sometime next year. Cross your fingers for me!

I definitely needed the time out with Jamie. It was hard to do, but it was honestly the best thing I could have done. I'm ready to start on it again, but while I'd set it aside, I committed to a few other projects. (Like Joni, and Libby, and my upcoming If We Were A Movie...) so now I've had to go and finish those before I could start Jamie again. Good news is, I'm finished with almost everything. I need a couple more weeks with Movie, and then the only projects I have left are Jamie #3 and Supernaturals #4. Of course, knowing me, I'll probably write something random and completely new for my annual nano project. But November never counts in my writing schedule!