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Thursday, October 31, 2013

The Earth Bleeds Red--Jackson Paul Baer

I am so happy to host Jackson Paul Baer and celebrate with him the release of his part literary, part suspense novel The Earth Bleeds Red. The book released this week, so hop on over to the links below and purchase a copy!   
THE EARTH BLEEDS RED (Pandamoon Publishing) is part literary, part suspense, and will cause you to fall in love with the Miller family.

Scott and Jessie are a couple in love. Ashley, their only daughter, is 17-years old and has vanished; leaving behind nothing but a pool of blood. Her strange disappearance is quickly thought to be a homicide. Her cozy, northwest town is stunned when police find the body of another girl at the bottom of the Willamette River. The eerie signature found on the girl links to a monster dubbed the Hail Mary Killer. While Scott searches for Ashley, the FBI feels convinced that she is the killer’s latest victim.

In spite of three other bodies with the same distinct marking, no one prepared themselves for the discovery in southern Oregon. Local hikers stumble upon a car in the mountain brush and a tattooing needle with an evil history surfaces inside. A cabin appears nearby with another gruesome discovery. Scott finds some solace in his friendship with Father Henry as he and Jessie try to salvage their marriage and move on beyond the loss of Ashley. The FBI finally catches a break when they unearth the dark past of the Hail Mary Killer’s family. What emerged in his basement is more terrifying than anyone could have possibly imagined.

I’m originally from Woodstock, Ga; north of Atlanta. I’m a huge Braves and Georgia Tech fan. I’ve lived in Oregon for the past 5+ years now and love the Trailblazers as well as Oregon State, where I will graduate with a B.A. in English in June 2014. I’ve been married for 10 years and we have 4 beautiful children together, aged 3-9. We are in the proces of moving back to Georgia to settle our family next to family.

I graduated from a Bible college in 2003 and that is where I met my wife. I spent 7 years as a youth & teaching pastor but have not been a pastor for the past 2 years now. I’m not very religious though you will find spiritual themes within my writing due to it being such a large part of the majority of my life. My characters, much like myself, struggle with faith, doubt, and love as a part of their everyday lives. The novel is by no means a Christian novel, however, with language you’d find in real life as well as situations not suited for a church service.

My favorite author is Joyce Carol Oates and I also love Junot Diaz and Sherman Alexie, among many others. Their novels have influenced me the most and I’d like to think my writing style resembles their amazing books. Them by Joyce Carol Oates is the best book I’ve ever read and if you’ve never read it, stop what you’re doing right now and read it. Seriously, do it now.


10/31/2013 12:00pm
I've seen this a few times now--it looks great, and very appropriate for today! :)

10/31/2013 1:07pm
Thank you :)

11/01/2013 11:57am
This sounds awesome and I'm in love with the cover!

Michelle ;)

11/08/2013 11:21am
Just dropping by to say hi! :) Hi *waves* ! I really enjoyed your post over at Meradeth's blog. :D

Oh I've seen Jackson's book around. Congrats, Jackson!

Erin Albert
11/08/2013 1:10pm
Hello!! *waves back* Thanks for reading my post on Meradeth's site and here! :)

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Darkness Watching By Emma Adams--Blog Tour

Today, I am so stoked to participate in Emma's blog tour forDarkness Watching.  Emma is a friend of mine (met on Twitter), and I truly enjoy interacting with her.  She has an amazingly full life but still finds time to write amazing books!  Props to her!!  So, here's Darkness Watching!!
Darkness Watching by Emma L. Adams

(Darkworld #1)

Publication date: September 30th 2013

Genres: New 
Adult, Paranormal, Urban Fantasy


Seventeen-year-old Ashlyn is one interview away from her future when she first sees the demons. She thinks she’s losing her mind, but the truth is far more frightening: she can see into the Darkworld, the home of spirits– and the darkness is staring back.

Desperate to escape the demons, Ash accepts a place at a university in the small town of Blackstone, in the middle of nowhere – little knowing that it isn’t coincidence that led her there but the pull of the Venantium, the sorcerers who maintain the barrier keeping demons from crossing from the Darkworld into our own world.

All-night parties, new friendships and a life without rules or limits are all part of the package of student life – but demons still stalk Ash, and their interest in her has attracted the attention of every sorcerer in the area. Ash is soon caught between her new life and a group of other students with a connection to the Darkworld, who could offer the answers she’s looking for. The demons want something from her,  and someone is determined to kill her before she can find out what it is.

In a world where darkness lurks beneath the surface, not everyone is what they appear to be..

*I was given a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review*

Like good books should, Darkness Watching left me pondering the story after I'd finished reading AND left me wanting more. Adams built a strong world for readers to be immersed. But the regular world retained full realism. Normal every day teen situations felt completely believable. I enjoyed learning alongside Ashlyn as she struggled to grasp this new aspect of her life. I am anxious to see where Adams takes the next phase of the story. I hope to delve deeper into the world and its characters.  

I deem it a "Should Read."  :) 




Emma spent her childhood creating imaginary worlds to compensate for a disappointingly average reality, so it was probably inevitable that she ended up writing fantasy and paranormal for young adults. She was born in Birmingham, UK, which she fled at the first opportunity to study English Literature at Lancaster University. In her three years at Lancaster, she hiked up mountains, skydived in Australia, and endured a traumatic episode involving a swarm of bees in the Costa Rican jungle. She also wrote various novels and short stories. These included her first publication, a rather bleak dystopian piece, and a disturbing story about a homicidal duck (which she hopes will never see the light of day).

Now a reluctant graduate, she can usually be found in front of her writing desk, creating weird and wonderful alternative worlds. Her debut novel The Puppet Spell, published in 2013 by Rowanvale Books, is a fantasy tale for young adults and the young at heart, inspired by her lifelong love of the fantastical, mythology, and video games. Emma also writes supernatural fantasy novels for older teens and adults. Her next book, Darkness Watching, is the first in the upper-YA/New Adult Darkworld series, and will be published in September 2013 by Curiosity Quills Press.

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Monday, October 28, 2013

The Crests All Together...AND a Surprise! ;)

So, Danielle's amazing crest have been seen randomly all over the place, but I wanted to be sure to show them all at once in one place.  ALSO...the final crest that I will release for The Prophecy(the 5th crest will be revealed with the sequel The Outlanders), the Volton crest, will be revealed on Friday, November 8!!  So stayed tuned for that!  :)

The Vanguards are endowed with supernatural strength. They have been at war for centuries with the Ethereals. Their country is separated from Etherea by the River Lars.


Rex-- King of Vanguard
Montessa-- Queen of Vanguard
Vance-- Prince of Vanguard

Layla Givens--Vanguard Citizen
Samson Mantar-- Layla's friend and adoptive brother
Grant Mantar-- Vanguard soldier and Layla's adoptive brother
Lia Mantar-- Layla's adoptive mother


The Ethereals possess the ability to alter minds. They can project images and remove memories. They have been at war for centuries with the Vanguards. Their country is separated from Vanguard by the River Lars.


Jesper-- King of Etherea
Sansolena-- Queen of Etherea
Wilhelm "Wil"-- Prince of Etherea
Vespa-- Princess of Etherea


A group of religious men who dedicate their lives to the First Ones--those who came before, those who made them all--and to the fulfillment of an ancient peace prophecy left by the First Ones. They are a neutral party, serving Etherea, Vanguard, and the Outlands without prejudice. They live in the Borderlands and have a contentious relationship with their neighbors, the Voltons.


Elder Werrick-- Leader of the Ecclesiastics  

Monday, October 21, 2013

My Writing Process--Blog Tour

Today is Blog Tour Day. This blog tour is where writers and authors answer questions about their writing process. My friend Brad Johnson posted his last week. You can check out his writing process here: Story Juggler

If you dare to enter the mind of Erin Albert (insert evil laughter), proceed with caution!  ;)

What am I working on?

I am always working on multiple projects.  Currently, I am revising the sequel, The Outlanders, to my young adult fantasy debut novel, The Prophecy(which releases November 15).  I also have a futuristic thriller called Number 25598, a middle grade fiction in the vein of Judy Blume called Met Kit: An American Boy, and another young adult fantasy novel without a title, all in progress.

How does my work differ from others of its genre?

I try to take traditional young adult plot themes and turn them on their heads.  In addition, I seek to inspire teens to think outside the box, to be different and unique.

Why do I write what I do?

I write young adult books because I LOVE young adult books.  My friend and Dream Team member Danielle Craver (she created all the crest for The Prophecy) got me hooked on the YA genre, and I’ve read that almost exclusively ever since.  Epic high fantasy appeals to me because I’ve always loved Arthurian legend. When George R.R. Martin combined that time period with fantastical elements, my mind sprung to life.  Reading fantasy allows a person to fully immerse in a totally different world, escaping this one completely.  Who doesn’t need a good escape every now and then?

How does your writing process work? 

I am a total pantser, which means I do not plan a thing.  I have a rough idea of how I want the story to start and how I want it to end, but I let the characters take over for the middle. Sometimes that gets me in some logic trouble, but I’m fortunate enough to have my Dream Team and critique partners to catch those little snafus.

The demands on my life and time afford me a very short window to get my writing done, usually between 3pm-5pm.  I have ADD, so I always have to drink something caffeinated to help me focus. Also, a little container of chocolate is a creative must.  I seek to write a chapter a day (my Dream Team member and timekeeper, Kim Sharp, requires a new chapter to read each night which keeps me on task). 

The creative portion of my work takes me very little time. I wrote the entire Fulfillment Trilogy in 3 months.  But I am also an anal grammar freak, so editing the work takes me MUCH longer.  It’s a painstaking process.

So, to recap:  Afternoon writing time with chocolate and caffeine, 1 chapter a day, and edit, edit, edit!

Thanks for stopping by and reading my post!!  You can check out the writing processes of my critique partners Jay Scott and Meradeth Houston as well as my editor Katie Carroll next Monday, October 28! 


Jay Scott--Jay is a pre-pubbed author from a rainy pocket in the Pacific Northwest where the grey weather permits lots of time for reflection and writing. His debut thrill novel, 122 Rules, explores the dark side of a man living outside of society who has sacrificed all for the greater good of God and Country only to find out he isn't working for who he thought.

Meradeth Houston—Meradeth is the author of COLORS LIKE MEMORIES, and THE CHEMISTRY OF FATE. In the real world she does her best to teach students about the awesomeness that is anthropology. She also sequences dead people's DNA (for fun!).

Katie Carroll-- Katie L. Carroll began writing at a very sad time in her life after her 16-year-old sister, Kylene, unexpectedly passed away. Since then writing has taken her to many wonderful places, real and imagined. She wrote Elixir Bound and the forthcomingElixir Saved so Kylene could live on in the pages of a book. Katie is also the author of the picture app The Bedtime Knight and an editor for MuseItUp Publishing. She lives not too far from the beach in a small Connecticut city with her husband and son.



Emma Adams
10/21/2013 5:24am
Wow, you're working on a lot of projects! (not that I'm one to talk :P) I love YA fantasy for the same reasons you do - it's always fun to turn traditional themes on their head! And I'm looking forward to reading The Prophecy. :)

10/21/2013 7:22am
Love all your awesome projects you have going!! And definitely a little chocolate helps the writing go along :)

10/21/2013 2:06pm
I'm working on more than one project at any given time too. Sometimes I have to listen closely to who's talking in my head to know what book I'm supposed to work the scene into. :)

I'm a pantser too. I do very little planning before I start work. And I don't write from point A to point B. I'm all over the place. Sometimes I write the ending first, like with one project I'm working on now. The ending is i just need a good middle and a great first sentence. I may have to get Meradeth to help me with a killer first sentence since I've been agonizing over it for weeks. :)


02/13/2014 3:08am
What a roller coaster type of day you must have, yet get that chapter done! Fantastic!

03/14/2014 3:09pm
Thanks for sharing Erin. I've just written my first novel and in the editing process.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Book Tour for Astral Ordinance Book II by Meltem Y.K.

Today, I have the pleasure of being a site stop on Meltem Y.K.'s blog tour to promote Astral Ordinance Book II!  I hope you enjoy reading about this book that's available NOW!  :)
With special permission from the Ascended Masters, Jayna and Ethan have a spectacular wedding in the Astral plane. Jayna’s family and close friends are also transported to the wedding and they experience the Astral plane for the first time. Life goes on in a happy monotone for the next few years. Jayna and Ethan are together every night, but they are still forbidden to see each other on the Earth plane. One morning, Jayna and Liam do not wake up from their state of suspended animation. Their family is frightened out of their wits and hold vigil by their beds. With a lot of help from Hope and guidance from the other side, the siblings finally awake. Something major has happened on the Astral plane and Jayna is not telling them the whole story, but there is no denying the sense of danger. Their almost perfect lives are about to unravel.

Cassie screamed with pain.
“How does it feel to be on the receiving end of pain, Dr. Jewel?”

“How do you know my name,” the Shadow woman asked squirming on the floor.

“I know a lot of things about you, and none of it is good. Did you feel real powerful when you had helpless people kidnapped?”

There was shock on Cassie’s grey face. 
“Yeah, I know all about it. You had three innocent people killed to get your dirty hands on that gold. You are scum Cassandra Jewel.” 

Jayna grabbed Cassie from the floor and threw her against the wall.

Cassie cowered.

“Were you planning to go to their funeral,” Jayna asked, “and pretend you were their friend? Maybe shed a few tears?” Jayna threw a powerful punch into Cassie’s solar plexus. 

Cassie doubled over with pain, coughing.
 “Stop it,” Cassie whispered hoarsely.

“Why should I? Tell me one good reason I should not kill you?”
Cassie coughed, still trying to catch her breath.

Jayna, that’s enough. Ethan warned her. We are not here to kill anyone.

That’s what the bitch deserves. 
Jayna turned around and saw a new stack of gold plates on the dining room table. 

“I see, you brought more gold from the Underworld,” she said to Cassie. 
She walked up to the table and scooped up the plates in her arms. They were about ten pounds. "Awesome! We’ll make a few more miracles with these.

Cassie screamed with rage again. “Put those back. You can’t have them. They are mine.”

“Not on your life,” Jayna said and walked through the wall. Ethan and Colin followed her; they didn’t want to lose sight of Jayna for a second, in case the demon came back.

A university graduate in Economics, this mother of three and foster mother of 25 has been drawn to the world of paranormal since childhood. A devoted reader herself, Meltem Y.K has always had the aspiration to create her own brand of fantasy.

While working full-time and raising a family, into the late hours of the night, Meltem Y.K dreamed the fantasies that only she could and created a story that's grown into the Astral Ordinance Series.

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Twitter: @MeltemY_K


Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Fire & Flood Website Reveal--Victoria Scott

Victoria Scott, author of The Collector and The Liberator, has another exciting book coming out in February called Fire & Flood! She picked me to be a member of her VMafia, so I received a sneak peek at the new Fire & Flood site yesterday. But today, I get to share it with you! Woot!! Enjoy!!