Emerald City Opener – Took Second Place!

Back in August, I had mentioned my New Adult romance story, “Scarred” had become a finalist in the Emerald City Opener. Well, I’m happy to announce that it took second place overall, with a final judging from Leis Pederson of Berkley/Penguin. Unfortunately, her overall scores were low, so I assume it’s not something she’s looking for. But I’m certainly not letting that discourage me. I have some awesome things in store for my series.

My updates have been slow due to the fact I’ve been busy these past few months with with National Novel Writing Month this month, and last month, I attended my first-ever RWA conference, the Moonlight and Magnolias in Georgia. I had such a great time and met so many other great authors and made friends. I would like to try and go again next year, if I can.

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Finalist in the Emerald City Opener!

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In between all this reading and reviewing, I’ve also been writing like a fiend. I’ve already finished up the first two books of my series and am working on book three. I’m hoping my books will capture the interests of an agent or two, and hopefully I can be on my way to entering the world of traditional publishing. It’s been a long road. Lots of rejections as expected, but that didn’t deter me. This is something that I will keep working at for the rest of the year.

I was pleasantly surprised when I checked my email and saw that I was a finalist in the New Adult category of the Emerald City Opener contest. Absolutely surreal. It’s my first RWA contest I’ve ever finalled in. So it’s definitely a big deal for me. Because I’m a final, I will have the honor of having Leis Pederson, an editor from Berkley/Penguin check it out. I’m crossing my fingers and hoping that there might be further interest.

So far this year, I’ve written two full novels — the most and fastest I’ve ever written before. I’ve just been so motivated this year to write, mainly from being around like-minded authors in my RWA chapter, seeing and hearing the awesome accomplishments of my peers in the industry, and just reading so many great stories that really help get my creative juices flowing. I hope this momentum never stops.

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New Releases – June

Today is release day for two amazing Entangled Embrace titles and we are excited to share them with you!

All digital books are on sale for just $.99 for a limited time so be sure to pick up your copy today before they go back to full price!

About the Book
Title: Rules of Survival
Author: Jus Accardo
Publisher: Entangled Embrace
Pub. Date: June 2, 2014
Find it: GoodreadsAmazon, B&N
Mikayla Morgan is wanted for her mother’s murder. She’s been on
the run for almost a year now, avoiding not only the police but the real
killer. Tired of running and desperate to clear her name, she breaks one of the
most sacred rules: never return to the scene of the crime.
Every bounty hunter on the Eastern Seaboard is after the Morgan
girl—but Shaun Denver and his partner snagged her. She’s a piece of work, and
Shaun can’t decide if he wants to kiss her or kill her. When things take a
sharp turn south, Shaun does the only thing he can think of to keep her
close—he handcuffs them together.
As the danger mounts and the killer closes in, the chemistry
between them threatens to explode. Shaun and Kayla will need to break all the
rules if they hope to get out of this alive.