Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Blog Tour + Giveaway: {Guest Post} VIGILANTE NIGHTS by ERIN RICHARDS

Expected Publication: July 18th 2013   
Publisher: Merit Press 

A "good boy" will do anything for vengeance when a gang rite kills his twin sister. Will Lucas win, or follow his sister Silver into the darkness?

After a hideous car wreck, Lucas wakes from a coma to find that his world is gutted. Not only is his beloved twin sister, Silver, gone forever, but Lucas is broken in body and spirit. He will never be a college athlete, and is robbed of what he now realizes was the most important bond of his life. Although they weren't identical twins, Lucas and Silver shared a bond so fierce it defied reason, and was nearly supernatural.

After her death, that bond seems to endure when Lucas sees Silver everywhere he turns. Either he's crazy, or Silver is trying to tell him something about the California gang initiation they stumbled into that cost Silver her life. Lucas is bent on revenge, turning on Raymond, Silver's former boyfriend; the one Lucas never wanted her to date. He forms a posse of vigilantes to take out the gangsters responsible for Silver's death, but he risks not only his own life, but the love of the new girl on his block, who knows more about Lucas and Silver than can be accounted for by mere chance.

About the Author
Erin RichardsErin Richards writes SF&F romance and young adult fiction. Her YA debut novel, VIGILANTE NIGHTS, releases from Merit Press (F+W Media) on July 18, 2013. Erin has also published two adult romance novels: CHASING SHADOWS, a romantic suspense (EPPIE award finalist), now available in print for the first time (July 2012); and WICKED PARADISE, a fantasy romance, was released by Crimson Romance (F+W Media) in August 2012, available in eBook and print format. 
Erin Richards lives in Northern California. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, photography, and American muscle cars.

Day in the Life of a Writer by Erin Richards 

Since I have a day job, I write at nights and on weekends, winding my writing through all my daily household chores. As far as a writing schedule: I stick to a word count schedule for first novel drafts. When revising pre-submission, I follow a revision checklist, and when polishing & editing (pre & post submission), I schedule number of pages per day. But “things” get in my way, so we’ll explore a recent and typical Saturday.

I awoke at 7am and stumbled down the stairs, almost forgetting to turn off the house alarm before I opened the doors & windows. That would have been embarrassing. Again.

Second thing: No, I didn’t make coffee. I hate coffee. Instead, I cranked up ye old Kindle Fire and iPad and checked email on one, Facebook on the other. I thought about turning on the desktop computer to edit my YA urban fantasy novel. Quickly discarded the idea when drama on Facebook caught my attention.

I broke down and turned on the computer, and engaged on Facebook, tweeted and retweeted a few promotional tweets. I checked my Amazon rankings (satisfying my Obsessive Ratings Checker Disorder). Checked email again, since I was waiting for my agent to send me notes on my latest manuscript. Nothing… Good, now I had time to continue working on my current WIP. Answered a few emails and prepped a couple of packages to send autographed books to contest winners. To get my mind off writerly tasks for a short time, I downloaded bank statements and paid a couple bills. Email refresh. Facebook refresh. Twitter refresh.

Oh, look, it’s lunch time. Made a low-carb chocolate protein shake for breakfast (yeah, I know it’s lunch time, but time got away from me, as usual). What’s this in my fridge? Hershey’s chocolate syrup? Why not give it a little caffeine kick? Ok, so it’s not low-carb. Don’t tell.

Finally, I took a shower and ran errands. Even did a load of laundry. I was on a roll!

4:00pm: stared at computer. Opened manuscript. Facebook, Twitter, Email refresh. Stared some more. Fingers hit the keyboard. Here I go!

6:00pm: Dinner on time. Yeah! Watched a belated episode of The Game of Thrones from my stacked DVR.

7:30pm: Email, Facebook, and Twitter rinse and repeat.

8:00pm: #AmEditing #AmWriting

10:00pm: TV time. Refresh Facebook. Refresh email. Sorry Twitter, I’m tired.

11:00pm: Read a little for pleasure before lights out. 

Sunday: Repeat the roller-coaster ride because I wouldn’t have it any other way!

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  1. THANK YOU for hosting me on your blog today and participating in my Vigilante Nights tour!


    1. You are more than welcome. I love helping out:)

  2. Cool guest post, Erin.

    Thanks for participating :)

  3. Wow!! This book sounds amazing!! I cannot imagine what it would be like to lose a sibling, and she is his twin!! Great post Shane!!

    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace

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