Friday, December 19, 2014

Thursday Update-12/18/14

Hello everyone! I am sorry this is a little late being posted. The Internet at my house at been a little sketchy lately. Hopefully it will be resolved soon.

Anyway, this has been a very busy week for me. First of all, I am still working on the release of the Kickass anthology. The book is selling really well and hopefully the book will sell even better as the blog tour continues. Yes, I said blog tour. If you missed it, the tour has already kicked off. I am doing my post on Joyfully Jay on Monday, but you can follow along with the whole tour here. It is a great tour and there is a contest to win a $25 Amazon gift card. So check it out!

Speaking of blog posts, I should mention today I am over at Sam Kadence's blog talking about the new year. You can read that here.

As for everything else, the Noxium trilogy is still my focus. However, with the holidays right around the corner my writing time has slightly diminished. I am afraid I won't have any new writing updates for you until the new year as I will be spending time with my friends and family, but that doesn't mean I won't have things to update you on. I will have posts for the Kickass blog tour here for you to follow along with. And my new free read round robin starts on January 5th so be sure to check back for that. So exciting stuff is coming for 2015. And I can't wait to get started on it!!

~Sophie

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Thursday Update-12/11/14 (With New Release Info!!!)

Hello everyone and Happy Thursday! I hope everyone has had a great week. I have had a very exciting week so let's get to it!

First things first, I have a brand-new release out just in time for Christmas. This was kind of a last minute release on my end, hence why I didn't share this with you sooner, but it is very exciting. The Kickass Anthology was released by Kate Pavelle as a way to help support Eric Arvin as he continues to recover. There are some amazing authors and illustrators in this anthology and it's now available from Amazon right here. There will also be a blog tour coming up so look for that.

Most of my week has been consumed by that, but I am still tweaking Survival before I gear up to start the third book of the Noxium trilogy. I will probably be starting that after the holidays.

I think that is about it, Be sure to check out the Kickass anthology and help support a great cause this holiday season. Also stay tuned because there are lots of awesome things coming up like a blog tour and a brand new free read round robin. Have a great week everyone!

~Sophie

Friday, December 5, 2014

Thursday Update-12/4/14

Hello everyone and Happy Friday! I am sorry about the delay, but my Internet decided to die on me last night. It is amazing how little you can do when that happens. Thankfully everything is working properly again so I can update you on what's been going on.

The first draft of Survival is just about finished. I only have a few finishing touches before I can start up on the second draft and the third book in the trilogy. I have never had such a hard time finishing a novel before but hopefully the next one will be easier.

I also have some exciting news. I am going to be part of a brand-new free read series. But it's not just me. There will be lots of other authors participating in this round robin. The first story goes live right here on January 5th so stay tuned.

I think that's about it for now. Until next week...

Sophie

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Guest Post-Xena Semikina

Today I am so honored to welcome Xena Semikina to my blog as part of her tour for her newest release Avalanche. She has a wonderful post and I hope you all enjoy it as much as I did.

Thank you very much, Sophie, for hosting me today. It’s the fourth stop of my blog tour for my book Avalanche. As usual, I will start with a short blurb to introduce my book to those who are joining us for the first time and then I will move on to today’s topic.


Blurb for Avalanche


This is a novel about friendship, maybe in its unusual, extreme form. The two main characters, Mike and Nick, meet in the Alps on a scientific expedition. They become very close, but struggle to place their relationship in the context of their lives. They fear that the bond between them will not survive outside their research hut, and that the outside world will present challenges impossible to overcome. But then a tragic accident changes their lives forever... This story is an investigation into the nature of ties between people, the limits of loyalty and the power of conventions.





A Quest for Emotional Maturity



Today I will consider whether or not the ability to love, the ability to forge a strong connection with a fellow human being is something we are born with, or rather something we have to learn and nourish. First of all let us define emotional immaturity, and not in abstract terms, but in two examples.

If you are ill, or have other problems in your life, and your partner is seriously concerned over it, what do you feel about it? Do you cheer it, because it shows that he/she cares? Are you anxious because he/she is troubled? The first one is usually a sign of emotional immaturity, because in effect your partner’s anguish makes you happy. What you’re doing here is using your partner’s emotions as means to your emotional ends, which can never be a good thing in a relationship.

When you are emotionally involved with someone, you do your best to keep this person in your life. Have you ever found yourself taking positive steps towards it, particularly at early stages of a relationship, when nothing’s set in stone yet? Steps like accompanying this person whenever you can, just to stay together, or trying to please this person by doing things you believe he or she likes. When you do things like these, what is your motivation behind it? In the vast majority of cases we’re driven by the fear to be hurt. We know that a break-up will cause us pain and we’re doing our best to cling on. The bottom line is that all such actions are self-serving. None of it is actually done to accommodate your loved one’s emotional needs. In fact, when we’re obsessed with someone we rarely consider his or her conveniences or fears. We just come and take and we call it love. Caring about your own pain alone in a relationship is usually a sign of emotional immaturity and one of the reasons why relationships break up in the first place.

This is exactly the mental state my characters are in in the first part of the book. They act out of fear to be hurt, rarely considering the impact their actions will have on the other party in the relationship. All their respective decisions are aimed at minimising their own pain, and by doing so they inevitably inflict pain on each other.

Nick’s and Mike’s spell in Chamonix ends in disaster for both of them and both end up in hospital, Mike - with heart problems; Nick - with a broken leg. But when in Mike’s case a simple surgical procedure solves the problem, Nick is rendered incapacitated for months to come. It puts an enormous strain on their relationship. Mike is torn between his duties to his family and his duties to Nick. Caught in a whirl that is his London life, Mike eventually comes to realise that he craves Nick’s company only in those rare moments when the fear to lose Nick gets hold of him. Despite all the practical help Mike provides Nick with, Nick feels used. In this state of impaired mobility Nick experiences everything in a more acute form. Eventually he decides that he’s suffered enough and opts to part ways with Mike, believing that their break-up can give him a long-welcome relief. This break-up leaves Mike in an absolute mess that gradually drives him to a psychological deadlock he cannot come out of.

When they meet again and reconcile they tread very carefully, doing their best not to repeat their past mistakes. It is in this state of emotional maturity that they are able to start building their relationship. The roller-coaster they had to go through no longer seems to be idle sufferings, but challenges they had to overcome in order to grow emotionally. 

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Avalanche is available on Amazon US at $2.90 - http://www.amazon.com/Avalanche-Xena-Semikina-ebook/dp/B00J2XS6FC; and on Amazon UK at £1.81 http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00J2XS6FC. ePub is available at the Apple store and Kobo at £1.99 and the equivalent in $ (sorry, don’t know the exact price as I have never caught a glimpse of the US respective stores).          


Blog tour stops for Avalanche


1) 20 November 2014     Lane Hayes          https://lanehayes.wordpress.com/blog/

2) 22 November 2014     Kim Fielding       http://www.kfieldingwrites.com/category/blog/

3) 24 November 2014     Anne Barwell      http://annebarwell.wordpress.com/

4) 26 November 2014     Sophie Bonaste   http://sophiebonaste.blogspot.co.uk/

5) 28 November 2014     Shae Connor       http://shaeconnorwrites.com



About Xena Semikina



Xena is a novelist and a lawyer in criminal practice, with a distant background in computer science. Writing has always been her passion, which she has been pursuing actively for well over a decade. She has written four novels and has published one, entitled Avalanche. She lives in London with occasional trips to the South of France and the North of Russia.


Xena can be found on Twitter at Xena5000 and Facebook as Xena Semikina. Her blog can be found here: http://xenasemikina.wordpress.com/


Thursday, November 20, 2014

Thursday Update-11/20/14

Hello everyone and Happy Thursday! I hope everyone is having a great week. Real life, for me, has gotten a little more complicated and I really didn't get much writing done this week. I wish that I could say otherwise, but Survival still isn't done. I kinda feel like I am tripping at the finish line since I wrote the book so fast up until this point, but I know I can finish it soon. My muse tapered off a little this week. I did some editing on it so that will save me time later, but I kind wish I had it done. Oh well. Maybe next week...

That's about it for me. More next week! Enjoy the weekend everyone!

~Sophie

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Thursday Update-11/13/14

Hello everyone and Happy Thursday! I hope everyone has had a great week so far. Mine has been great, but that isn't surprising since I spent a good part of the week on vacation. And really, what's not to love about vacation? Obviously, because I was on vacation, I did not accomplish a whole lot, but here's what going on in my world.

Survival: Book 2 in the Noxium Trilogy is almost finished. I have crossed the 50K word barrier and I only have about two and half more chapters until the first draft is done. So I am super excited about that. I should be finished with it by next week and then I can start editing.

I am also still working on a new free read serial for everyone. Details are slowly coming in but I should have more information on that soon.

Also, in case you didn't see, The Sacrifices We Make, is on sale at the DSP store in honor of YALSA (Young Adult Library Services Association). So if you don't have your copy now is a great time.

I think that's about it for now. I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend. Until next time...

~Sophie

Friday, November 7, 2014

Vacation Time!!

Hello everyone! I wanted to tell everyone I am very sorry for missing my Thursday update yesterday. I have been so busy work on Survival and trying to get ready for my vacation. I am going away for a few days but I will be back and back up to full speed next week. I hope everyone is having a great week. Until next time...

~Sophie

Monday, November 3, 2014

GRL 2014!!!

Well, it has been a little over two weeks since GRL ended and I think it is about time that I talk about some of my experiences. But before I start, I want to tell everyone what an amazing experience GRL was. If you are into MM Romance (like I suspect all of you are if you are reading this) then GRL is a must. There were so many people there from authors to publishers to readers and to be able to interact with them all was amazing! I don't know if I can begin to tell you all of the things that make up GRL, but I highly recommend it for everyone. Next year is in San Diego. I still don't know if I can attend because of things going on in my personal life, but I hope I can. And I would love to see everyone there.

So now that my general statements are out of the way, let's move on to the post. Rather than try to laundry list everything that I did I want to share with you my Top Five Favorite Things About GRL. So here we go:

5) Chicago
   I had been to Chicago so many times but I had never left the airport before. So being able to see the city was nice. And the conference center was beautiful. It could be confusing at times, but it was wonderful. Don't believe me? Check out this pic of my banner on the ground floor on the conference center.


4) Meeting MY Favorite Authors
    Even authors read. And I have favorite authors too. So getting to meet and fan-girl over my favorite authors was quite awesome. From the featured signing to the day-time session I got to hear from the people I look up to the industry which was quite invaluable.

3) Casino Party (And the Other Night-Time Activities)
    Okay so I was torn on this one coming in. I work in a casino in my EDJ so I wasn't sure I really wanted to go to a casino party on my free time. But I had a blast. The wonderful dealers running the party even let me deal craps, which is my all-time favorite game. All of the nighttime activities were fun, but this was my favorite!


2) My First Book Signing
    By far, one of my favorite things at GRL was my very first book signing. As a new author, you always have a fear that people won't know who you are and won't want you to sign anything. But I signed everything from books to T-shirts to bags and everything in between. It was awesome! I can't thank all of you fabulous readers enough for making me feel like a superstar.


1) The People!
    I know this is cliche, but the people really do make up GRL.I met so many wonderful people that made this a wonderful experience. I met people I had talked to online but not in person, yes, but beyond that I made new friends. People I never met before that I ran into in the halls or at various events. These are the wonderful people that make this community so special and I will forever be grateful that I can be a part of that.

(Courtesy of Magic Moments Photo Booth)

And that is it! I hope I all gave you some insight into how awesome GRL is. And, hopefully, I will see you all in San Diego!

~Sophie

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Review for "Death Gets a Boyfriend"

There is a new review up at Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words by PaulB. Check it out here. Thank you so much to PaulB and the rest of the crew at Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words

Friday, October 31, 2014

Guest Blogger-Brynn Stein

Happy Halloween everyone! And because this is such a great holiday I have a special treat for everyone: a special guest! I am so pleased to welcome Brynn Stein to my nook to talk about her latest release Through the Years with a special Halloween post. Take it away, Brynn!!


Thanks Sophie, for hosting me today.
                I thought for the holiday, I’d give you all a ‘missing scene’ from Through the Years. (Set when Gene and Edward are older, with their first grandchild). From Gene’s POV (as is the rest of the book).

“How am I supposed to know how it goes on?” I growled at Edward. We’d been at this for twenty minutes and I still had no clue how to do this.
“Well, we need to hurry up, we’re supposed to have Lily at the party in half an hour and it takes fifteen minutes to get there.” Edward reminded me…again.
“If Jeannie wanted her there at a certain time, she should have told us how to do this.” I fussed. “Besides, who has a Halloween Party for a bunch of three year olds? That’s just silly.”
Lily, for her part, had been very patient with us while we tried to figure out how to put this ridiculous costume on her. I mean, who ever heard of turning your child into a hot dog for Halloween. The red leotard and tights we figured out right away, though it still hadn’t been easy to get the skin tight things on a wiggly three year old. And Jeanne didn’t tell us we shouldn’t give the kid a bath right before attempting this great feat.
But anyway, the base coat, as it were, was done. But now we were trying to get the rest of it on her. There was a bun made out of foam, which had a convoluted harness thing to hold it on. Then she had some kind of vest slash tunic thing that was supposed to hide the harness and serve as the ketchup, mustard, relish, and onions.
It was really a very creative costume, and we were going to have to compliment Jeannie on making it, if we ever actually got her daughter into it.
“Why did we agree to this again?” I wondered aloud.
“Because we love our daughter and she couldn’t get off work tonight to take Lily to the preschool Halloween party.” Edward answered sensibly. “And because we love our granddaughter and she’s been looking forward to this all week.”
“Yeah, that.” I agreed. “And the fact that we’re both just big softies.”
Edward chuckled. “Well, that went without saying.”
It took another fifteen minutes to get everything worked out and start toward the car. It took us another five minutes to figure out how to buckle the child into her car seat with the outfit on. Edward suggested that maybe we should take it off of her until we got to the party.
I just glared at him.
We finally were under way. We were going to be late, but at least we’d get there. Lily fell asleep on the way and it didn’t occur to either one of us that this might not be a good thing.
Finally, we pulled into the driveway of the outrageously decorated house of Lily’s preschool teacher. I reached back and jiggled Lily’s leg.
“Hey punkin’, we’re here at the party.”
She didn’t wake up, but by that time, Edward had the back door open and was unbuckling the car seat.
“Come on Sweet Thing,” Edward cooed. “You have to wake up now. We’re here.”
“Don’t want to go,” Lily whined and stuck her thumb in her mouth. She did that when she was tired.
“Of course you do, Sweet Pea.” I chimed in. “You’ve been talking about it all week.”
“No,” she said decisively and turned her back.
We tried for five more minutes to get her out of the car. If she responded at all, it was more of the same, whining, and ‘no’, and ‘I don’t want to go.’
Edward looked at me, like I had any hope of knowing what to do with a fussy three year old in a hot dog suit. “What do we do now?”
“I guess we go home?” I asked more than answered. All of that work and she wasn’t even going to get out of the car. I loved Lily to death, but when she made up her mind about something, there was usually no changing it…at least not without a lot of yelling and tears…all of the yelling and most of the tears were on her part.  Most of the tears.
“Yeah, I guess we go home.” Edward agreed. “Hey, let’s stop at Dairy Queen on the way.” I understood. We hadn’t eaten anything since an early lunch. Jeannie had said we’d be expected to eat at the party. But then he just had to add, “I’m in the mood for hot dogs.”
I hit him and drove right past the Dairy Queen.

Happy Halloween everyone. Comment below for a chance to win.

Here’s how the raffle works:

I’ve listed the tour stops below and have given either the link to the blog in general or to my post specifically. Feel free to stop by as many as you want. For each stop that you comment on, you will receive one entry to the giveaway. I’ll check all the stops numerous times throughout the tour and will draw five winners on Thanksgiving Day, so even if you come in late to the tour, you can go back through the list and comment on past stops.
I’m giving away five prizes. Prize 1) a signed paperback copy of Through the Years; Prizes 2 and 3) electronic copies of Through the Years, Prize 4) your choice of either a signed paperback copy or an audiobook of Living Again (the audiobook won’t be available until December), and Prize 5) an electronic copy of Haunted.

Blog Tour Stops for Through the Years
Blog Stop
Date
Blog Owner
Blog Address
1
October 6
Anne Barwell
2
October 7
Grace Duncan
3
October 8
Jessica Skye Davies
4
October 9
Shira Anthony
5
October 10
Emma Tett
6
October 11
Kim Fielding
7
October 12
Bike Books Reviews
8
October 13
Tempest O’Riley
9
October 14
Sean Michael
10
October 15
Allison Cassatta
11
October 16
Jana Denardo
12
October 17
Louise Lyons
http://louiselyonsauthor.wordpress.com/category/guest-authors/
13
October 18
PD Singer
14
October 20
Shae Connor
15
October 21
Suki Fleet
16
October 27
Charlie Cochet
17
October 28
Elizabeth Noble
18
October 29
Tara Lain
19
October 31
Sophie Bonaste
20
November 4
Kit Moss
21
November 10
Lane Hayes
22
November 13
Mike Rupured



Blurb for Through the Years
Edward and Gene were instantly drawn to each other when they met at college in Maryland. Fast friends, they developed a "closer than brothers" relationship. But then Edward began to feel more for Gene. In 1967, those kind of feelings would not be tolerated. Not even by Edward himself.

Gene always thought he was asexual. He had never been attracted to anyone... until he met Edward. He dreamed of Edward as more than a friend throughout college, but he knew Edward would not welcome that kind of attention. So Gene wasn't surprised when Edward reacted badly to a drunken kiss just before Edward's graduation. He was surprised when Edward moved to Florida and had little to do with him for years afterward.

When fate finally brings them back together, Edward is married and has a little girl. Gene gladly accepts the role of "Uncle Gene," happy to have Edward in his life in any capacity. Together, they face all the trials and tribulations life throws at them, including the death of Edward's wife, and as each grows and matures, their life views change. The relationship they've secretly wanted all along is closer than ever, and if Edward can break free from his homophobic upbringing and admit his feelings for Gene, there might still be a chance for them to share their lives in the way they both desire.

A Bittersweet Dreams title: It's an unfortunate truth: love doesn't always conquer all. Regardless of its strength, sometimes fate intervenes, tragedy strikes, or forces conspire against it. These stories of romance do not offer a traditional happy ending, but the strong and enduring love will still touch your heart and maybe move you to tears.


Brynn Stein has always loved to write. Fan fiction, original fiction, whatever. While Brynn wrote in numerous genres – everything from mystery, to contemporary, to supernatural – she had always tended toward strong male characters. And then she discovered ‘slash’, male/male romance, and all those strong male characters were finally allowed to express their love for one another. It seems that there are always at least two characters clamoring to tell Brynn their story.
Brynn lives in Virginia with one of her two two-legged children, and two four-legged ones. Her supportive family encourages her writing and provides a sounding board for fledgling stories. When she isn’t writing, Brynn teaches children with special needs. In free time, when such a thing exists, she reads anything she can get her hands on, and haunts bookstores. She draws and paints, and enjoys the outdoors—especially if she can get to the beach—and is always thinking about her next story.
Please feel free to contact Brynn at any of the following:
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Thursday, October 30, 2014

Thursday Update-10/30/14

Hello everyone and Happy Thursday!! I hope everyone has had a great week. Here is what I have done...

My week has once again been consumed by the second book in Noxium trilogy. I have crossed the halfway point, which puts me on track for the fastest I have ever written a book. I guess it is a good thing the story is flowing, but I have a feeling I will have to fix a lot of typos. Oh well.

Outside of that, not much else has gotten done. I still need to do a GRL post and get the pics off my camera. Hopefully in the next few weeks. I am also in the planning stage for a brand-new series tentatively called the Unwanteds series. This is looking like it could be my biggest series with upwards of twelve possible books. But I am very excited about it. I am also in the planning stages for a new free read series, but I can't tell you much about that yet. Hopefully, I will be able to share in the next few weeks. So be sure to check back over the next few weeks as everything starts to unfold. Exciting things to be sure...

Have a great weekend everyone!

~Sophie

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Thursday Update-10/23/14

Hello everyone! I am back from GRL!! It has been a crazy week, but an awesome one. First of all, let me say how fabulous GRL really was. I met so many awesome people and had the best time. And it was amazing having people come up to me with my book and ask me to sign it. Weird, but awesome.

In addition to having a great time at GRL, I was given some information that is very promising for the future. I can't tell you any details yet, but let's just say I have a new writing project. From now until the end of the year, all of my spare time will be spent on the Noxium Trilogy. How much time? Well, let's just say I have over 20K done of Survival: Book 2 in the Noxium Trilogy. And I just started work on it Monday. Now, of course, when I go back to work tomorrow, things will slow down, but I am hoping to have it done in six weeks. And if that happens, maybe I will have some information for everyone early next year. Finger crossed.

So that is my writing week. I will now leave you with some of the pictures from GRL! There are too many to post them all, but here are some. I will be posting more later as I transfer them from my camera. Enjoy!


Me at my first book signing!!
(Courtesy of Madison Parker Photography)


Me and the fabulous WT Prater
(Courtesy of Madison Parker Photography)



The insane ride to the airport!
(Courtesy of JK Hogan)

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

It's Almost Time!!

Well, it is almost time. Later today I will be flying to Chicago for GRL 2014. I am so excited. I can't wait to meet everyone and find out what great surprises wait for me. I don't know how often I will be able to post when I am in Chicago, but keep an eye on my social media pages for any GRL happenings. And, of course, I will be posting all about my trip right here when I get back. I hope to meet a lot of you in Chicago. Until next time...

~Sophie

Friday, October 10, 2014

"Death Gets a Boyfriend" Blog Tour-Day 20

Today is the final day of the "Death Gets a Boyfriend" Blog Tour. Check out my last stop here! But don't worry you still have one week to enter the giveaway. Enjoy!

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Thursday Update-10/9/14

Hello everyone and Happy Thursday! I hop everyone is having a nice week. I am so excited because I am gearing up for GRL!! My flight is next Tuesday and I can't wait to meet everyone. I still have to pack, but one step at a time. So anyway, here is my writing update for this week.

The blog tour for "Death Gets a Boyfriend" ends tomorrow. It has been a great tour and I want to thank everyone for their support, bloggers and readers alike. There is still time to enter the giveaway so if you haven't yet, there is still time. Just click on the giveaway page on the right sidebar menu for all of the information!

This week my focus has been on Escape: Book One in the Noxium Trilogy. I am planning on pitching the trilogy at the Writer's Workshop at GRL and I want to get it as ready as possible. I have finished another draft so I really only need one more touch-up draft before it is done. I won't be able to do that before the pitch, but I am okay presenting it as is.

I think that's about it for now. I probably will not have an update for you next week as I will be in Chicago but I will be returning with many, many stories for everyone! Until next time...

~Sophie

"Death Gets a Boyfriend" Blog Tour-Day 19

Today I am over at Up All Night, Read All Day as part of the "Death Gets a Boyfriend" Blog Tour. Check it out here

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

"Death Gets a Boyfriend" Blog Tour-Day 18

Today I am over at The Blogger Girls talking about "Death Gets a Boyfriend". There is a giveaway, blog post and even a review. Check it out here.

"Death Gets a Boyfriend" Blog Tour-Day 17

Today I am over at Louise Lyon's blog as part of the "Death Gets a Boyfriend" blog tour. There is an interview, as well as a giveaway and book information. Check it out here.

Monday, October 6, 2014

"Death Gets a Boyfriend" Blog Tour-Day 16

Today I am over at Book Reviews and More by Kathy as part of the "Death Gets a Boyfriend" Blog Tour. Check it out here.

Friday, October 3, 2014

"Death Gets a Boyfriend" Blog Tour-Day 15

Today I am over at LeAnn's Book Reviews as part of the "Death Gets a Boyfriend" blog tour. Check it out here.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Thursday Update-10/2/14

Hello everyone and Happy Thursday! I hope everyone has had a great week. Mine has been fairly productive. Here is what I have done this week.

The blog tour for "Death Gets a Boyfriend" is still going strong. There is still over a week left so if you haven't been following the tour, there is still time to check out all of the posts and enter the giveaway!!

I am also getting ready for GRL. I am so excited to meet everyone. I am still working on packing and organizing, but that will be going on for a little time. I just wish it was here already. Can't wait!!

As part of getting ready for GRL, I have put HWHGML on hold and started reworking the Noxium trilogy. I am planning on pitching the trilogy at the Writer's Workshop so I am working on getting the first novel ready to go. I love this novel an am hoping I can get it under contract soon. Just add it to the list of things I am excited for when I go to Chicago.

I think that's about it for now. I hope everyone has a great weekend! Until next time...

~Sophie

"Death Gets a Boyfriend" Blog Tour-Day 14

Today I am over at Velvet Panic as part of the "Death Gets a Boyfriend" Blog Tour. Check it out here.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

"Death Gets a Boyfriend" Blog Tour-Day 13

Today I am over at SA McAuley's talking "Death Gets a Boyfriend"! Check it out here! And don't forget there are only 16 days left to enter the giveaway so hurry up and good luck!

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

"Death Gets a Boyfriend" Blog Tour-Day 12

Today I am over at The Novel Approach with a special GRL post. Check it out at http://thenovelapproachreviews.com/2014/09/30/countdown-to-grl-death-gets-a-boyfriend-by-sophie-bonaste/#comment-28799

Monday, September 29, 2014

"Death Gets a Boyfriend" Blog Tour-Day 11

Today I am over at Fallen Angel Reviews with a Book Blitz. Come on over and don't forget to enter the giveaway. Check it all out here.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Thursday Update-9/25/14

Hello everyone and Happy Thursday! Well, "Death Gets a Boyfriend" is finally released. It has been a crazy week as I have worked to get ready for the release and with the blog tours and the release parties and everything else I haven't gotten much done. But I am so proud of this book and I hope that everyone out there loves it as much as I do.

Sadly, that is about all I have for you this week. I have done a little more work on HWHGML, but not too much as my week has been consumed with the release. Hopefully, I will have more to report next week as things start to calm down. Until then, have a great weekend everyone!

~Sophie

"Death Gets a Boyfriend" Blog Tour-Day 9

Today I am over at Gale Stanley's Wake Up Your Wild Side as part of the "Death Gets a Boyfriend". You can check it out here.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

"Death Gets a Boyfriend" Blog Tour-Days 7 and 8

Sorry everyone, but I forgot to update everyone on my blog tour with the release of Death Gets a Boyfriend. Anyway, I have two blog spots you might want to check out. The first is Havan Fellows which you can find here. And the second is at MM Good Book Reviews, which you can find here. Happy Reading!

DSP Release Party!!

I am taking over the DSP Blog today to celebrate the release of Death Gets a Boyfriend. Come chat with me from now until 7 PM EST! The blog is here if you want to join in all the fun.

RELEASE DAY FOR "DEATH GETS A BOYFRIEND"!!!!

Today is the release day for "Death Gets a Boyfriend"!!! I am so excited about this novella and I can't wait for everyone to read it. To help celebrate I will be chatting on the DSP blog starting at 1 PM and will be taking over their Twitter account at 8 PM EST. So come join the fun and maybe win a few books. And don't forget to get your copy of "Death Gets a Boyfriend" here.

Monday, September 22, 2014

"Death Gets a Boyfriend" Blog Tour-Day 6

Today I am doing a book blitz over at MA Church's Decadent Delights. Check it out and enter the giveaway here.

Friday, September 19, 2014

"Death Gets a Boyfriend" Blog Tour-Day 5

Hello everyone and Happy Friday! Today we come to the end of week one in our blog tour. But don't worry there are still three weeks left so there is plenty of time to enter the giveaway and catch up on some cool articles. To wrap up the week I am doing a Book Blitz at Book Suburbia. You can check it out here.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Thursday Update-9/18/14

Hello everyone and Happy Thursday!! I hope everyone is having a good week. I know I am. Here's what's going on in my world.

The Blog Tour for Death Gets a Boyfriend has begun! Today marks the fourth day and I am super excited about all of the great feedback I am getting. If you haven't taken the time to check it out or enter the giveaway there is still lots of time. You can keep up to date on all of my spots here and on my social media pages. And don't forget, Death Gets a Boyfriend comes out on the 24th!!!

Other than working on my tour, I spent some time this week on HWHGML. The story is coming along nicely, albeit a little slower than I wanted. But as long as I get a great story at the end, it doesn't really matter, right?

Also, things are really coming together for GRL. I have ordered so much fun stuff and I can't wait to show everyone. I have banners, postcard, bookmarks, swag, markers, mugs and so much more. Is it October yet??

I think that's about it! I am going to be on WON Radio on Sunday at 9 PM EST talking about LGBT literature if anyone wants to tune it. I will post the link here as soon as I have it. Have a great weekend everyone!!!

~Sophie

"Death Gets a Boyfriend" Blog Tour-Day 4

Today I am over at Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words talking about Death Gets a Boyfriend. There is an interview, an excerpt and a giveaway. So check it out here.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

"Death Gets a Boyfriend" Blog Tour-Day 3

Today I am over at Love Bytes Reviews talking about why I chose to write about Death. There is also an excerpt and a giveaway! Check it out here.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

"Death Gets a Boyfriend" Blog Tour-Day 2

Today I am over at Hearts on Fire Reviews talking about Death and how he would fare as a father. Check it out here! (And don't forget to enter the giveaway!)

Monday, September 15, 2014

"Death Gets a Boyfriend" Blog Tour-Day 1

Today I stopped by Prism Book Alliance to kick off the "Death Gets a Boyfriend" Blog Tour. I gave my list of Ten Things I Wish I Knew Before I Became a Published Author. There is also a giveaway you can enter for a chance to win one of two ebooks of "Death Gets a Boyfriend". So check it out here!

Friday, September 12, 2014

The "Death Gets a Boyfriend" Blog Tour Starts MONDAY!!!

The Blog Tour for "Death Gets a Boyfriend" kicks off on Monday with two stops at Prism Book Alliance and Will Parkinson's Blog. The tour will run for four weeks and you can stay up to date here and on all my social media outlets. It will be run by Pride Promotions so you can also keep up to date by following them. Make sure you stop by the tour so you can enter the giveaway. You can check out the full schedule below using the awesome graphic that Will Parkinson made for me. So have a great weekend everyone and I will see you all for the tour on Monday!!


Thursday, September 11, 2014

Thursday Update-9/11/14

Hello everyone and Happy Thursday! Before I begin telling you about my week, I want to send out a special message to all of my American readers. Today is a truly dark day in our history as today marks the 13th Anniversary of the Sept. 11th attacks on the World Trade Center. We all have our stories about where we were when it happened and how it changed us. But I don't want to go into that. I don't want to dwell on the darkness. Instead, I want to remind everyone that out of that pain and horror came great things. Patriotism, courage, honor and generosity were just a few things that came out of that day. And as we move forward, I wish that we could remember those things not just today but everyday.

And on with the update...

The blog tour for Death Gets a Boyfriend starts on Monday!! So, of course, I am trying to get together all of the blog posts I need for this week and beyond. It is going to be a really exciting tour and I hope you will be coming along for the ride. The schedule will be released tomorrow so stay tuned!

I am also working on His World, His Game, My Love. That is coming along well, but I have a ways to go. I am not sure that I will be able to finish the first draft by the end of the month like I originally wanted, but that's okay. It is more important that I get the story done the right way.

Also, while this has less to do with writing, I wanted to remind everyone that I was a featured guest on "Bibliophiles-Whatcha Reading" on Sunday. The link to listen is below. I will also be on WON Radio this coming Sunday as part of the Spectrum series, talking about LGBT literature. So tune it at 9 EST for that!

I think that's about it for now. Don't forget to stay up-to-date on my blog tour by coming right here. Have a great weekend everyone!

~Sophie