Brrrr... Is It Cold In Here?

Happy Friday, gang! I've got one final post to share with you this week. My NA Alley Blog cohort and author supreme, Lynn Rush, released her latest book, Frostbite. And the cover is gorgeous! But I first want to set the table for next week's blog shenanigans...

On Tuesday, I'll be participating in Follow Fest, a blog hop/networking event organized by our pal Melissa Maygrove. It's premise is simple, and its importance vital. We're going to share our vital FYI in a single blog post. Basically, who we are, what we write, and links to all the different places we can be found on the Web. See, simple.

As most of you know (evidenced by my involvement in the Insecure Writer's Support group, Indie Life group, NA Lit Chat, etc.), I'm a huge proponent of joining hands with other writers... but not so much for advertising and marketing. 

I can't tell you how many emails and private messages I've shared with my fellow authors and blogging friends in the last two weeks. Sometimes it's simple encouragement, like congratulating them on a new release, sometimes it's a vital exchange of information on how to do something related to this writing gig, and sometimes it's simply to say, "I'm so frustrated I want to gouge out eyeballs--and not my own!" 

The point is, being a part of the blogging-writing community is a HUGE asset to you as both a professional and as an artist. So why miss an opportunity to connect with more people? 

There's still time to sign up for the blog hop. You can do so HERE as well as check out all the details.

Outsourcing Your Publishing Tasks Pt. 2

Last week I did a post on the steps to publishing a book independently (a mostly serious list) as part of my Indie Life series. I'll share Pt 2 next week, which will be focused on where and how to find professionals to do those steps for you.

It's also a good lead into our New Adult Lit Chat for next week, when we'll have Kate Tilton (an Indie resource finding wizard who works for BiblioCrunch) on to talk about the how, what, when, and where of finding editors, cover artists, and more.

It'll be a special, 1 hour early NA Lit Chat (8 PM Eastern instead of 9 PM) with an audio panel discussion. If you're interested in joining in the discussion (or just listening) be sure to follow the #NALitChat stream next week and follow me @EJWesley or @NALitChat on Twitter.

If you've missed the audio stuff we've been doing alongside our regular Twitter discussion, I recommend checking out our YouTube stream HERE

Frostbite by Lynn Rush

Amanda gives a whole new meaning to cool…

Amanda Smith is sick of getting chased from town-to-town. So when she lands in tiny Trifle, Arizona, she hopes it’s her last move for a long time. Despite hating the smallness of the town, she settles in and finds a best friend, and even a boyfriend. Normality at its finest.

But for a girl who can shoot snow from her hands and lift a two-ton truck over her head like a bag of feathers—normal is not an option.

The scientists who murdered her mother come barreling into Amanda’s quiet life. She must decide if she’ll run again or stay and fight. The price of either choice might be her life or the lives of those she’s come to love…

Book Details:

Title: Frostbite (Touch of Frost Trilogy #1)
Buy Link:
Word count: 72,000 
Release Date: 9/17/13 
Publisher: Lynn Rush, LLC 
Genre: Paranormal Romance – New Adult/Upper YA 

Lynn Rush is a pen name that is a combination of two sources – Lynn, the first name of her mother-in-law, who passed away and Rush – since the author is a former inline speed skater and mountain biker. All of Rush’s books are dedicated to Lynn, her namesake, and a portion of the proceeds benefits cancer research and treatment.

Rush holds a degree in psychology from Southwest Minnesota State University and a master's degree from the University of Iowa. Originally from Minneapolis, Rush currently enjoys living in the Arizona desert with her husband of 17 years and her loveable Shetland Sheep dog. When she’s not busy writing her next trilogy, she can be found pounding the pavement, training to run her first marathon.

Lynn loves connecting with her readers: 

Catch the Rush®:

Other links of interest:
Amazon Author Page:

TOLD YOU THE COVER WAS RIDICULOUSLY AWESOME! Plus, it sounds like a great read. Congrats Lynn!

And to all of you fine folks, have a great weekend!



  1. Congratulations, Lynn! Had fun with the joint Twitter party Tuesday night.
    Connecting with others is important - that's often how we find answers and support.

  2. Ooh! Frostbite looks awesome, and I'm looking forward to seeing you at Follow Fest. Very cool. I'll bring the cheese. :D

  3. Wow, that is a great cover!! Congrats to Lynn. And I'm looking forward to the Follow Fest. :)

  4. Congrats, Lynn.

    And, Ej - WOW - thanks for the shoutout! I about fell out of my chair when I saw the FF blog button in your post. Thank you very much!

  5. "I'm so frustrated I want to gouge out eyeballs--and not my own!" <--Love this.

    And I love that cover. Congrats, Lynn!

  6. I love the cover. Brr. Great idea on the blogfest.

  7. Wow! You have been busy. No wonder I can't keep up!!!

    Great cover Lynn! Congrats.

  8. Terrific cover, Lynn!

    You'll be even busier, EJ!

  9. I won a gift card and blog button from Lynn's blog during the summer. Congrats Lynn and cool cover. EJ you definitely know how to keep us in the know.

  10. Sounds like you are busy! Great cover Lynn, congrats!


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