The Gatekeeper’s Sons Cover Gets a Facelift

One of my associates recommended that I change the cover of The Gatekeeper’s Sons because the parents of my target audience might think it too racey. I immediately agreed. It was my first book and my first cover, and I didn’t know then what I know now.

So my lovely cover artist, Melinda VanLone, not only made it less racey, but she also used the same Hypnos and Thanatos that appear on my t-shirts!

So, without further ado, here is the new cover!

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What do you think? Do ya likey?

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GiftedCoverEven in a world of freaks, being a Firestarter is considered a dangerous Gift.

Lucy was born with the ability to create and control fire. She longs to leave the human world for one filled with Earthshakers, Transporters, and Chameleons, to name a few. When she rejoins the circus, it’s everything she hoped it could be—new friends, a potential love interest or two, and a place where she can be herself.

When troupe members begin turning up dead, however, Lucy is suspected of foul play. She must not only prove her innocence but also realize the full extent of her power. To find the real murderer, she must uncover the truth behind her father’s fiery legacy while figuring out whom to trust within her new circle. Little does she know the history of the Donovan Circus and its enemies might actually destroy the entire gifted world. Buy on Amazon

First-ImpressionChira Kelly thought she didn’t need anyone…until she met Ben.

Because of one ugly rumor, Chira lives as an outcast at her school. Which is fine with her, because she works better alone. Always has, always will. And at least she has her one and only true friend, Tasha. When Tasha insists that they join a group to visit a possibly haunted abandoned old schoolhouse, she’s wary, but joins her friend. Because of that decision, their lives are in jeopardy as a malevolent spirit targets the group. Tragedies and accidents pick them off one by one, and Chira finds herself drawn to the one person who can see the truth. But can he protect her?

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Pageflex Persona [document: PRS0000032_00020]Get into more TROUBLE with The Lynlee Lincoln Series Book Two. And Remember MAUCs Series One is Free
Lynlee Lincoln isn’t just a witch, she’s also a Neutralizer. Her job is a juggling act to keep magical and undead clients out of trouble. But getting back together with her old flame throws one more ball into the mix and romance with a guy who has two kids can get complicated. When her old mentor asks her to investigate the goings-on of a dark witch, things turn messy. The witch is stalking supernatural creatures to collect ingredients for a potion that Lynlee can’t seem to figure out.

To keep those closest to her from becoming the next victims, she may have to confront the demons within herself. Buy on Amazon

FINALUnquenchableSWNell Massler is a powerful witch from an ancient magical family. Before she was eighteen years old, she attempted murder—not once, but twice. Committed to a psych ward, she attempts to right her wrongs and almost loses her life.

While she’s lost in a coma, Caruthers Initiative Institute develops a vested interest in waking Nell—and offering her a chance at redemption.

Nell is given a fresh start in exchange for saving her fellow agent, Rafe Brooks. Keeping him alive and in hiding will require every ounce of her extraordinary abilities. Not falling head over heels for the sexy mind manipulator will take a miracle.

It’s when they uncover a plot to destroy the world that Nell will be put to the test… will she choose Rafe and to do the right thing? Or will she succumb to the temptation of evil yet again? Buy on Amazon

Sweet-Oblivion-Cover-Art_new_2-22-2014When two worlds collide, nightmares become reality.

Have you ever wanted to forget? Nariella Woodlinn has. Many times. Especially when her already frustrating life gets turned upside down by a mysterious boy who randomly shows up in her small town. And she can’t seem to understand anything about him, despite how much she tries.
?Nari hates everything about her life, except for her best friend Rydan, but now that they’ve been separated during their senior year of high school, she has to learn to make new friends without him. When strange, unexplainable phenomena start becoming an every day part of her life, Nari struggles to come to grips with reality. And with love. Get FREE on Amazon

Control You - Jennifer SnyderKind hearted and naive, Paige Jacobs wants what every girl craves…to be loved. She uses this need to make excuses when her current boyfriend goes from being a tad jealous and slightly overprotective to stalker-ish. She isn’t that girl and Craig isn’t one of those guys. Things are fine. Perfectly fine. Until the moment a dark-haired, tattooed hottie with a snarky mouth walks into her life and tells her she deserves better.

Confident and boldly spoken, Cameron Green has always been the guy bad girls can’t get enough of and all the good girls want to tame. He’s lived a lavish lifestyle filled with drugs, women, and alcohol up until his destructive path finally caught up with him. Now Cameron isn’t sure what to do with himself or how to dampen the longing for something more festering inside of him since coming out of his drug-induced haze. But when he meets a doe-eyed girl who gets past his walls like no other, everything about him clicks into place.

Together the two learn there are emotions that hold within them all the power to control you. Buy on Amazon

Destruction-Sharon BaylissDavid 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.

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hand_new_rose_finalA dark shadow stalks the night, watching her—waiting to claim what is his.

Seventeen-year-old Tayla Jonas longs for a simple life, but after a traumatizing family loss, she is forced to be both mother and sister to her cousins while caring for her mentally unstable aunt. Moving to her grandma’s quiet town of Cody, Wyoming, Tayla finds some normalcy with her quirky green activist friend, Chel, who spends no time converting her to vegetarianism.

A few weeks into her new school, Tayla catches the eye of Kyle Harrington—the high school quarterback and resident millionaire—who can seduce any girl with his charismatic charm, including Tayla. But Kyle is anything but what he seems… Buy on Amazon

Redemption CoverBe careful what you wish for. When the breakup of her family forces Grae White’s mother to move her two children from their privileged city life to her hometown in the mountains of Virginia, all Grae wants is to be invisible in her new life. But that’s rather hard when everyone knows that her father is the latest headline-grabbing white collar criminal, the most popular boy in school wants to take Grae to the prom, and then there’s that she lives in a haunted mansion. It would make anyone want to get away.

Grae soon learns that a simple wish can reveal an unknown ability. Something more than curiosity spirals Grae back in time to seek the truth in the tragedy of a 200 -year-old murder. Along the way, she learns about history, happiness, and heartache in the lives of those who have lived on the property, including her own family. Her first journey reveals secrets that will lead Grae to further explore the legends of Graham Mansion. Buy on Amazon

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Shelly has been in love with Cal since they started dating in eleventh grade. Despite everyone saying that the odds were against them, they got married after graduation and built a life together. Now, six years later, she is faced with the ultimate betrayal. Devastated, her first instinct is to call it quits…

After a drunken binge at his best friends’ bachelor party, Cal betrays the one person who has always been there for him, his wife, Shelly. Terrified and realizing she might divorce him, Cal must come up with a way to prove to her that his love is true…

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Death of the Body_mediumI grew up in a world of magic. By the time I was ten I understood nature, talked to the trees, and listened to the wind. When the kingdom of men conquered my town, I was murdered by one of my own—the betrayer of my kind. But I didn’t stay dead.

I woke to find myself in a strange new world called Los Angeles. The only keys to the life I remembered were my father’s ring, my unique abilities, and the onslaught of demons that seemed hell-bent on finding me. Now I must learn who I really am, protect my friends, get the girl, and find my way back to my beloved hometown of Orenda.

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KoF NEW Amazon GR SWJoclyn Despain has been marred by a brand on her skin. She doesn’t know why the mark appeared on her neck, but she doesn’t want anyone to see it, including her best friend Ryland, who knows everything else about her. The scar is the reason she hides herself behind baggy clothes, and won’t let the idea of kissing Ryland enter her mind, no matter how much she wants to.

The scar is the reason she is being hunted. If only she knew that she was.
If only she had known that the cursed stone her estranged father sent for her 16th birthday would trigger a change in her. Now, she is being stalked by a tall blonde man, and is miraculously throwing her high school bully ten feet in the air. Get for FREE on Amazon

Ambers faerie tale for SW and BNYou asked for it, you’ve got it… Amber’s story! If you haven’t read Enlightened, it is recommended to read that book before reading this novella. As a matter of fact, if you haven’t read it…don’t read the synopsis of this book….or pay attention to the title. By continuing to read, you’re taking it into your own hands that you’re reading a spoiler. Don’t write me and say you had no idea and now you’re scarred for life. Nope, you can’t say those things.
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2c4d41a532869294dced04542202f3fafd69ab6d-thumbFifteen-year-old Therese watches her parents die. While in a coma, she meets the twin sons of Hades—Hypnos (the god of sleep) and Thanatos (the god of death). She thinks she’s manipulating a dream, not kissing the god of death and totally rocking his world.

Than makes a deal with Hades and goes as a mortal to the Upperworld to try and win Therese’s heart, but not all the gods are happy. Some give her gifts. Others try to kill her.

The deal requires Therese to avenge the death of her parents. With the help of Than’s fierce and exotic sisters, the Furies, she finds herself in an arena face to face with the murderer, and only one will survive. Get it for FREE on Amazon

INOPERATIVE FINAL  200x300Introducing a new series by Award Winning Author, Charity Parkerson:
Generation Automation is upon us. The craving to own the latest and greatest technology in the name of convenience has created a world where man and machine live alongside one another in an unsteady peace. Humans still rule for now. However, an underground movement has begun that will change everything.

For every arising enemy against humanity, a countermeasure is born–
Alexia is one of the few humans left who’d rather not have an android hanging over her shoulder all day…. Get it on Amazon

 

agelessseaThe crash was no accident. Fate carried Brady and his airplane to the isolated island where Karis was banished to live alone. She feared the worst as she sifted through the wreckage, sure that no one could survive. But there he was, barely breathing yet still alive.

The closer she got to him, the more her powers awakened. He was like a magnet she was drawn to. Maybe it was the years alone that left her yearning for companionship, or maybe it was the taut muscles in his arms that beckoned her to come closer, either way she had a hard time controlling her thoughts. She knew things about him that he couldn’t remember, things that were blocked from his memory. He wasn’t from earth either, and she needed his help to save both of their worlds. But the closer she gets to Brady the more she knows her world is with him…. Get it on Amazon

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What secrets would you keep to save your kingdom? On the Queen’s deathbed, the sonless King Aldric is force into a promise to allow his five daughters to marry for love. A promise he wished he had never made,and one he will have to break, to save the kingdom from his squabbling, incompetent son-in-laws… Buy on Amazon

 

Edge-of-Eden-Mandie-Stevens-672x1024Anya thought she had an eternity to put her life back together after the Council of Alchemists exiled her. Just when she started to find her place in the world again, disaster struck. Someone witnessed the gifts she had tried desperately to keep hidden.
Now the Council is back with an offer she can’t refuse: join them in their quest to take over the supernatural community or lose the life she worked so hard to rebuild. Trying to find a way out of helping the Council, Anya lands in a heap of trouble. A string of sacrifices that point directly to her. Now she’s on a path to discover a deception that could destroy the world as she knows it.
With the life of her friends and loved ones on the line and Heaven and Hell on the brink of a Holy War, only Anya can put a stop to the apocalyptic nightmare. Coming in May. Sign up for Emails

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Calling All Fans!

If you are a fan of The Gatekeeper’s Saga, would you consider taking a moment to nominate me for The Best YA Author of 2014 for IndieRe Con’s Howey Awards?

Just click here and select “submit entry.” Then put my name in the the box labeled “title,” and put a little description of why you want to nominate me below that. You can even copy and paste this, if you’d like:

Eva Pohler is the author of the young adult series, The Gatekeeper’s Saga. It’s one of my favorites of all time!

Then just fill out your name and email address, and voila…I’m nominated (and beholden to you for all eternity!!).

A bit about the Howeys (This is taken directly from the IndieRe Con website)…

Hugh Howey is an American author, known for his popular series Wool, which he independently published through Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing system. Howey was raised in Monroe, North Carolina and prior to publishing his books, he worked as a yacht captain, roofer, and audio technician.

He began the series in 2011, initially writing Wool as a stand-alone short story. His first book was initially published with a small press. After that, he decided to publish through KDP, because of the freedom of self-publishing. After the series grew in popularity, he began to write more entries for it. Howey began soliciting international rights in 2012, including signing a deal for Brazil. Film rights to the series were sold to 20th Century Fox, with Lionsgate also expressing interest.

In 2012, Howey signed a deal with Simon and Schuster to distribute Wool to book retailers across the US and Canada. The deal allowed Howey to continue to sell the book online exclusively. He notably turned down seven figure offers in favor of a mid-six figure sum, in return for maintaining e-book rights.

Hugh represents everything we value in self-publishing. An author who comes from relative obscurity, to write what he wants, publish the way he wants, and find success because of his talent, ingenuity, hard work and dedication. That’s what we’re all striving for, and that’s what we, at IndieReCon want for all of you.

 

Which Logo Do You Like Better?

I’m playing around with my brand and my logo, trying to find a simpler image than the sword and shield I’ve been using on everything so far. I still want to keep the sword and shield, but I want a logo. So which do you like better? On the one hand, I like the sharp contrast of the first, but the second goes better with my established brand, and the marbling makes me think of a Greek palace.

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I’d love your feedback!

Also, which of these is your favorite button?

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West Texas Anyone?

The Midland County Public Library Foundation and Barnes & Noble have joined together to highlight Texas authors, and guess which Texas author is up this weekend? You guessed it: me!

If you live in or near Midland, Texas, please join me at the Centennial Library in the Laura Bush Community Room on Saturday, April 5th, at 11:00 a.m. I am coming with SWAG! After my talk and door prize raffle, we will head over to Barnes & Noble, located in the same plaza (2503 W Loop 250 N) for a book signing.

I hope you can make it!

April Fools Party With the Olympians Release Day Celebration and Giveaway!

It’s almost time!

The Gatekeeper’s Secret: Gatekeeper’s Saga, Book Five is almost out! To celebrate, we’ve got a BIG party planned. We’ll start things off with a rafflecopter giveaway with over twenty ebooks from some of your favorite authors.

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The rafflecopter goes live on Thursday, March 27th and ends at 8:00 p.m. CST on release day, April 1st.

Then on THE BIG DAY, we will party from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. CST on Facebook with the Olympians over here.

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Many of the gods and goddess from Mount Olympus have promised to join us–and they

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will be bearing gifts! Here are some of the prizes you will have a chance to win at the party.

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Poseidon is bringing his

sea-themed necklace.

Hermes, being the messenger god, will give away a book of Harry Potter Forever Stamps 2Harry Potter Forever Stamps. I absolutely LOVE these! Hermes gave me a book of myHermes

Harry Potter Forever Stampsown!

Hephaestus forged a beautiful gold Hephaestus 3medallion bracelet to offer gold medallion bracelet


you. It’s adjustable, which I like, because I have fat wrists.

 

Aphrodite, the goddess of love, wants to give away these four heart-shaped rings.heart rings They are so pretty worn all on one finger.

Hades is coming with more of his Dark Chocolate Pomegranate (yum–and I don’t just mean the chocolate).Hades

And Persephone will be bringing her Pomegranate Sachets. These things make anything smell good. I like to keep one in my car to cover up the smell of my kids’ rotting chicken nuggets on the floorboard.

ApolloApollo, the god of music (among other things), will give away an $5 iTunes gift card. (He can rock my world any day!)

His sister, Artemis, the goddess of wild animals and the hunt, has a lovely bangle with a bird and cross.bird and cross bangle

I couldn’t believe it when I was told that Ares, the god of war, was actually coming to the party. I was told that, along with his sexy self, he will be bringing these beautiful key earrings–Key earringssomething about holding the keys to Ares imagethe city.

His sister, Athena, will be giving away her beautiful locket–identical to the one she gives Therese in The Gatekeeper’s Sons. It even has the saying on the inside, which was The Athena Locketinspired by Alice Walker:

The most common way people give up their power is by believing they have none.

The Furies–Alecto, Megaera, and Tizzie–said they will give away a gold cuff. These ladies are certainly fierce, but they gold cuffalso have great taste!

Thanatos is bringing another one of his favorite bracelets–the book charm bracelet depicting his sweetheart, Therese.

Hypnos said he has another shirt to give away. He’s picturedBook Charm bracelet on Kristi (2) on the back, and his brother, Thanatos, is on the front. I know of a few fans who like to sleep T-shirt backin this shirt!

And finally, Zeus, lord of the gods, of justice, and of peace is coming to the party with a special gift. Since he rules over all of the others, he is the one who is called upon to settle disputes. So, in remembrance of one of his most important Peace necklaceroles, he is bringing this Zeus“Peace” necklace. Isn’t it gorgeous? (And isn’t Lord Zeus?)

If you came to any of the other parties with the Olympians, you know we like to have a lot of fun. To get an idea of what to expect, you can go here, to my 2000 Likes Extravaganza.

This rafflecopter will go live on Thursday, March 27th.

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My Writing Process (A Blog Hop)

I’ve been tagged!  Tagged, that is, to participate in a blog hop for writers. My thanks to Susan Holmes and Dorrana Durgin for inviting me to play along!

Every Monday, authors blog about their own writing process using a standard format and answering the same questions. Follow the links to “meet” more writers.

What am I working on?

My regular readers already know that I’m about to release the fifth book of The GatekeepersSecretEbookGatekeeper’s Saga—about a teenager’s adventures as her life becomes more and more entangled with the gods of Olympus after one of them falls in love with her. We have been celebrating on Facebook all week and will start another big party here on release day, April 1st! Please come join us!

The final Gatekeeper’s book will be released on October 1st. (That makes me kind of sad, actually–but no worries, I have something special to announce after the saga ends!)

Meanwhile, the sequel to my young adult suspense, The Purgatorium, has had my fingers Purgatorium Coverburning at the keyboard late at night. Gray’s Domain continues the story of seventeen-year-old Daphne, whose parents have sent her to an island resort for “therapy” after she attempted suicide.  Victimized and “cured” by Dr. Hortense Gray and her staff using Daphne’s “fear profile,” Daphne now gets to have her revenge on her parents and boyfriend as she helps with their “therapy.” (I’m going a little wild with the quotation marks–but hey, you only live once.) As Daphne learns more and more about the doctor’s methods, however, she convinces her family and Brock to run for their lives.

How does my work differ from others of its genre?

You tell me! I can say that I’m conscious of the stories within my stories, and I’m a bit obsessed with the idea that stories are the most important things in life (besides family and friends and maybe–still not sure–food and water). Stories save lives. Along with that theme is the notion that all life is important. I really want that to come through.

At the very center of each of my stories is a woman fighting a battle. Sometimes it happens to be a literal battle, but even then, there are figurative ones. Always.

(Okay, now I’m getting wild with italics.)

Why do I write what I do?

I love Greek mythology, I love romance and adventure, and I love being shocked by plot twists. I also love becoming so attached to characters that I don’t ever want to leave their company. And so I write the kind of stories I want to read.

How does my writing process work?

It starts with the spark of an idea. Then I do lots of research (which I love!). After that, I create a rough and somewhat vague outline. I make up all sorts of unexpected things along the way. A lot of times, food is involved. And sleep. Seriously! When I get stuck, I lie down and get into a dreamlike state, and voila!

Keep on Hopping!

Thanks for reading. Be sure to check out author Doranna Durgin’s post from last week. And on March 31st, look for a new blog hop post by author Lila Felix.

But before you leave, tell me about your writing process.