Thursday, September 15, 2016

Books and petals






I just spent the entire morning doing the best job on the planet: I just mailed six of my books to the loveliest readers (India, Europe, Puerto Rico and more…) I am so excited to have you read my books, you guys, I can’t believe that you love them and keep pushing me to write more. I am truly blessed... 





I sent out a few more e-copies, but I’m free to take ARC requests again. Anyone interested?  Just email me to request an ARC copy of one of my books and I'll send them to you! Help to get the word out by sharing this post who’d love a free book, I’ll love you forever.



P.S. petals will not be included in the packages 😋 Except if you ask real nice



Edited to add: Since posting this photo on instagram, I have sent over twelve books to the Philippines, Poland, the UK and many more exotic places I hardly know where to find on the map. I am so excited that people all over the world are reading and loving my books! 




Oh one more thing... (after the break)

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Sunday, August 14, 2016

Happy pub day! - (and Bestseller announcement)



Exciting news!



Today is the release date of the second book in the No Orinary Star series, No Plain Rebel! Yay! 


The celebration is well under way on instagram and tumblr, so come on over and join us. If you have received an ARC for review, be sure to snap a photo of it and tag me, I'll share it all over the place.

This is a photo of both NOS and NPR, taken by my lovely friend Izabella @artistic.bookworm



The paperbacks look good too next to each other, don't you think?


If you're new to the No Ordinary Star universe, it's a three-part young adult book series about a soldier and a convicted girl in a futuristic, dystopian world, taking place on the last days of the year 2524. Only Christmas doesn't exist in their world, and neither do books. (Kissing doesn't either, but that's another story.)


Thanks everyone for your support, especially my lovely reviewers, who have been reading it like crazy since last week, and sending me the loveliest emails. I would be nowhere without you guys.
You've been with me every step of the way, encouraging me, sharing my posts, giving me your opinion on the cover, beta reading, and so so SO much more. 
I just love you. This is all worth it because of you.





Edited to add a few of the lovely photos you amazing people have been uploading. My instagram is on FIRE (literally, I just had to turn off my tablet for a while, it was getting too hot,lol) . You really are spoiling me, you know ;)



By the sweet @thelibromaniac


By my gorgeous friend @tea.books.lover





Both pictures by the lovely @clare.reads





A gorgeous photo by my amazing friend @velutluna_tic


Tons of photos after the break, see if yours made it! (If not, just drop me a line, and I'll add it)

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Friday, August 12, 2016

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Lady Midnight book review






My rating: 5 of 5 stars



At first I was a bit hesitant because of the Mortal Instruments series (which, just no) but this book was all

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Okay.
This book... it was honestly one of the best things I've read in like EVER. It has everything. Mystery, friendship, action, drama, romance, hotness, danger, impossible odds, strong women, tortured boys... I couldn't put it down, and the moment I did (it was when I had finished it -and then had taken a second look at my favorite passages) I had the most horrible case of book hangover you've ever seen in your life.
I don't think I'll be able to read, let alone write, anything after this experience. Which begs the question, what will I do with my life?
Reread this book, I suppose. Until the next one comes out.

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In a kingdom by the sea…

In a secret world where half-angel warriors are sworn to fight demons, parabatai is a sacred word.

A parabatai is your partner in battle. A parabatai is your best friend. Parabatai can be everything to each other—but they can never fall in love.

Emma Carstairs is a warrior, a Shadowhunter, and the best in her generation. She lives for battle. Shoulder to shoulder with her parabatai, Julian Blackthorn, she patrols the streets of Los Angeles, where vampires party on the Sunset Strip, and faeries—the most powerful of supernatural creatures—teeter on the edge of open war with Shadowhunters. When the bodies of humans and faeries turn up murdered in the same way Emma’s parents were when she was a child, an uneasy alliance is formed. This is Emma’s chance for revenge—and Julian’s chance to get back his brother Mark, who is being held prisoner by the faerie Courts. All Emma, Mark, and Julian have to do is solve the murders within two weeks…and before the murderer targets them.

Their search takes Emma from sea caves full of sorcery to a dark lottery where death is dispensed. And each clue she unravels uncovers more secrets. What has Julian been hiding from her all these years? Why does Shadowhunter Law forbid parabatai to fall in love? Who really killed her parents—and can she bear to know the truth?

The darkly magical world of Shadowhunters has captured the imaginations of millions of readers across the globe. Join the adventure in Lady Midnight, the long-awaited first volume of a new trilogy from Cassandra Clare. 


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Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Character Q&A


I was tagged on tumblr by the cutie koalamuffins to do this long and fun character questions tag! It's 90 questions long (yep. You read that correctly.) but I only answer the ones that are juicy here. Here is the full tag, for whoever wants to do it for a character in their own novel, you're welcome to!

The character I’ll be answering these for is Wes Spencer, the hot Brit actor from my New Adult upcoming novel LOSE ME.






3. What is their biggest motivator?

He wants to prove himself.

5. How do they deal with/react to pain?

Emotional pain? He drinks. A lot. Physical pain? He’s tough. 

6. What do they like to wear?

Well, he’s a movie star who owns a boat. He dresses pretty posh



7. Which of their relationships have impacted them most positively?

Ollie and Ari. 

10. What is their favorite food/kind of food?

As of this autumn, Greek food. 
He almost had an orgasm while eating.

11. What do they feel most insecure about?

His worth. 

13. How do they react to feelings of guilt?

They make him want to change.

14. How do they react to/deal with betrayal?

Moves on, stays brokenhearted.

15. What is their greatest achievement?

Yep, there’s spoilers in this answer. Sorry.

17. What are they like when they’re drunk?

Super hyped. Irresponsible. Reckless

20. Fears?

Not being good enough. Not being worthy.





23. Do they collect anything?

Oh, he’s a bookworm (swooooooon)

32. Pet peeves?

Reporters and online/magazine articles about him.

33. Do they own any objects of significant personal importance?

A heirloom copy of Pride and Prejudice

37. When was the last time they cried?

Never. Until now. As a kid, maybe. Lots of issues.



39. Tell us about one of the times they got injured?

Car accident. Stunt.



42. Do they have any bad habits?

Drinking

43. Why might someone dislike them?

Drinking, arrogant, full of himself, acts superior. Also, he wears college sweaters which look hot on him, but a bit preppy. 

44. Why might someone love them?

He is trying to change. After some point.

47. Are they romantically interested in anyone?

Oh, now, I’m not gonna tell you. 
You'll have to read the book. 



56. What Hogwarts House would they be in?

Ravenclaw

59. What are their views on death?

He’s pretty much had to think very hard and deeply on the subject, during the course of LOSE ME. 

60. What is something that they’re sure to laugh at?

Laurel and Hardy old black-and-white films. Also, his own youtube videos. But then again, everyone laughs at those. With those. You know what I mean.



61. When bored, how do they pass time?

He doesn’t have time to get bored.

63. Do they have an accent?

A swoony, British one :)

65. If they knew they were going to die, what would they do/say?

“Forgiven”.

68. Do they become squeamish at the sight of blood?



69. Is there anything that they find really gross?

Fans.

71. Do they enjoy helping people?

Well, he adopted a one-eared dog, 
but that’s not exactly people. Or is it? ;)

74. Are they quick to anger? What are they like when they loose their temper?

Hides it with caustic humor. Also, his eyes get really hooded and dark. Then he acts cold and aloof. Ugh. 

76. Are they good at cooking?

Oh yes, my friend.

77. Favorite insult? Do they insult people often?

“Clod”. And, boy, does he. 

78. How do they act when they’re particularly happy?

Silent. Smiling.

82. Do they exercise regularly?

Oh yeah. He does weights, he surfs, he’s a movie star, so yeah. Also, he does most of his stunts on his own, 
so he’s in pretty good shape.

83. Are they comfortable with the way they look?

A little bit too much.

85. What kind of personalities do they find attractive?

Brave, fighter, different from anyone else.

87. What is their age?

22

88. Are they tall or short or somewhere in between?

Tall. Way tall.

91. What is their sense of humor like?

British.

98. Something that they regret?

Oh, lots of stuff. You’ll see.




sneak peak of the first chapter after the break

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Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Instagram!







 I have instagram now! It's here: mcfrank_author . It's currently private, so just hit that follow button, and I'd love to follow you back :) 

On a side note, I think I might be slightly obsessed with bookstagram... That's normal right? RIGHT?

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