It's Book Release Day!

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It's my FAVORITE day! Book release Day! Michele and I are so excited to share Subway Stops and the Places We Meet with you. As with every book we have written together, the story flew from our fingertips. It was finished within only a couple months. We just couldn't stay away from them. We hope you love Cole and Same as much as we do. Be sure to snag a copy from any platform today!

Subway Stops and the Places We Meet

 by Mindy Hayes and Michele G Miller

Series: Paper Planes Series

**Subway Stops is the second book in the Paper Planes series co-written by Mindy Hayes and Michele G. Miller. It can be read on its own, but we recommend you read them in order for your full reading enjoyment. This is a PG-13 adult contemporary romance.

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Subway Stops Cover Just For YOU

When the Paper Planes series was born Chele and I instantly knew what we wanted for our covers. Chele even when so far as to mock up all three back in April 2016! The torture us authors go through to keep covers secret. I tell you, man.

Well, since Subways Stops is set in NYC in the 90's (same as Paper Planes) our original stock image of NYC didn't include two very important buildings. So, I took it upon myself to draw our own! And let me tell you, I am not an artist (I am a doodler, at best), but I wanted to at least get a better visual with the right colors. Turns out Chele loved it, so we used it!

Our designer and friend, Starla Huchton (Designed by Starla) had to take the drawing of NYC and clean up the lines (no small feat, I might add!) because my drawing wasn't the right DPI. Dang tablet program. Starla worked her magic again and helped us pull together all the different elements into one absolutely darling cover! For real though, she went through ten or so background colors for us until we (okay, so I'm very indecisive, refer to TDTSU cover reveal post) agreed on the final.

The final result:

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The blurb:

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The details:
Subway Stops is the second book in the Paper Planes series and tells the continuing story of characters introduced in book one. It can be read on its own since the main characters are different, but there will be spoilers from Paper Planes included. If you want the entire story, we recommend you read them in order.
 

Genre: Clean Adult Contemporary Romance
Rating: PG-13
Availability: iBooks, Amazon, Kobo, B&N

Coming: February 16, 2017

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Stain Cover and Blurb Reveal

I've been holding on to this cover since April. Do you know how hard that is??? I originally planned on writing Stain a long time ago, but then TDTSU, Paper Planes, Glimmer, and Subway Stops happened.  This one is not one I've been able to pantster my way through. I've been plotting it ever since 2014. I even have a five page outline. I don't even know who I am anymore. Pantster, what? I've had the full jacket as my desktop for months, so I could stare at it every day. Okay Creations. really hit the mark. Sarah nails my vision every time. While it's still going to be awhile until this book comes, I couldn't hold the cover hostage any longer!

Genre: Psychological Thriller
Release Date: Fall 2017

BLURB:
A rock sensation.
A Hollywood starlet.
A reclusive journalist.
Murder.

Accused of murdering his fiancé, Blake Collins drops from the radar. His chosen sanctuary? The girl he left behind.

Katarina Soloway is the one person Blake trusts to uncover the facts, but the further they dig, the more twisted the truth becomes.

When paths cross, no one is safe. Horrors always leave a mark. The stain of truth may never come clean.

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The full jacket is my FAVORITE!!!

GLIMMER IS HERE!

It's time to return to Faylinn! Sarai and Cameron and Lia are waiting! It only took a year and a half, but they're ready for you. I'm ready for you. SO, what are you waiting for?? GO GO GO!

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ABOUT THE BOOK

Sarai is attempting to pick up the pieces of Rymidon after the Battle of Faylinn.

Like it or not, Cameron is doing his best to keep his promise to Calliope by taking care of Lia.

Lia is guilt-stricken and lost in the human world in which she no longer feels she belongs.

Everyone is trying to find their place. Life is moving forward. The war is over, but the fight has only just begun.

Glimmer And Other Faylinn Novellas

I saw this image on Mae I Design's photography page about a year ago and knew it had to be mine. Kim is a perfect Sarai. I'd been toying around with some Faylinn spinoff stories in my head, but I wasn't sure which stories to write or if I actually would get around to it. (Right now I have about 10 different stories clamoring around in my brain for attention.) When I saw this image I knew the Faylinn story I needed to tell.

Regina never disappoints! She finished the cover yesterday and I couldn't wait to share it. I haven't been able to stop staring at it since.

Title: Glimmer (Faylinn #4)

Sarai is attempting to pick up the pieces of Rymidon after the Battle of Faylinn.

Like it or not, Cameron is doing his best to keep his promise to Calliope by taking care of Lia.

Lia is guilt-stricken and lost in the human world in which she no longer feels she belongs.

Everyone is trying to find their place. Life is moving forward. The war is over, but the fight has only just begun.

Pre-Order on iBooks: http://apple.co/29Okeur

Release Date: December 9, 2016


How long will Glimmer be?

Glimmer is a novella. Meaning, it'll be around 45,000 words (about half the size of the others).

Will it be available on all platforms?

Yes! Right now it's only available for pre-order through iBooks, but as soon as it's available on the other platforms I will post links!

Will there be more Faylinn novels?

I have plans to write three Faylinn companion NOVELLAS (Glimmer included). The reason for Glimmer being #4 in the series is that the companion novellas will not be able to be read without reading Faylinn 1 - 3 first, unless the reader wants to be lost or spoiled. All of the novellas will either take place after Luminary (#3) or they will be re-tellings (in the loosest sense of the word) from other characters POV's.

Who will be in the novellas?

You'll get to see all of your favorite characters! Calliope, Kai and Declan will make appearances, but Calliope's story is finished. Sadly, she has nothing more to tell me. I haven't decided who Faylinn 5 and 6 will be about yet, but I've been mulling around several different ideas for years, so it'll just depend on what story really screams at me to be told.

When will the others be released?

I don't have any set dates for the other novellas. There are so many other stories I have to write and co-write (because Michele and I have so many stories we want to tell together). My goal is torelease one a year, but plans often change in the self-publishing world, so I won't make any promises. Just know they are coming!

It's LIVE!


Paper Planes and Other Things We Lost
Genre: Clean Teen/YA Romance

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ABOUT THE BOOK

On June 18, 1993, Flight 397 crashed off the coast of Long Island.
But this story isn’t about the crash. Not completely.
This is a story about two high school seniors living very different lives, who share one connection: they both lost parents on that fateful flight.

Slowly, letters bridge the gap between California and Pennsylvania as Ruby Kaminski and Brett Pratt find a way to remember the past while looking toward the future.

This is a story about hope, paper planes, and the other things they lost.



SNEAK A PEAK

Prologue


Dear Amber,
Did you know you’re more likely to be attacked by a shark than die in a plane crash? I find that interesting since I never go in the ocean, but I’ve been on a plane ten times. So, I guess I’m more likely to die in a plane crash than be attacked by a shark, but maybe it’s different for you.
I thought beginning this letter as if you already know me would make the concept of a total stranger writing to you a little less weird, but now that I’ve thought about it, I realize my fascination with plane crash facts might be weirder. But I like weird. So, hi. If you didn’t catch it from my return address, I’m Ruby Kaminski from Fremonton, California. My mom died on Flight 397 with your parents. Though, can we really say they died when we have no idea what actually happened to them? Let’s refer to them as MIA. No, I’m not in denial. I’m painfully aware that they aren’t coming back, but I like facts. And the truth of the matter is most of the people on Flight 397 are MIA.
You’re probably wondering how I managed to get your address. I have my ways. Besides, I thought it might be good to connect with someone who understands what I’m going through. Though I believe our circumstances are entirely different, and there’s no way for me to understand what you’re going through, I’m hoping we can relate to one another on some level.
Do you ever wonder if, after the plane exploded, the passengers were washed up onto a remote island, and now they are kicking back, drinking coconut milk, and sun tanning under a palm tree? Maybe they are eating fresh seafood cooked over a fire and sleeping under the stars?
It’s a nice thought, don’t you think?
If you’re okay with weird, feel free to write me back. I’m full of it.
Sincerely,
Ruby Kaminski



ABOUT THE AUTHORS



Michele writes novels with fairytale love for everyday life. Romance is always central to her plots where the genres range from Coming of Age Fantasy and Drama to New Adult Romantic Suspense.

Having grown up in both the cold, quiet town of Topsham, Maine and the steamy, southern hospitality of Mobile, Alabama, Michele is something of an enigma. She is an avid Yankees fan, loves New England, being outdoors and misses snow. However she thinks southern boys are hotter, Alabama football is the only REAL football out there and sweet tea is the best thing this side of heaven and her children's laughter! 

Her family, an amazing husband and three awesome kids, have planted their roots in the middle of Michele's two childhood homes in Charlotte, North Carolina. 




Mindy is the youngest of six children and grew up in San Diego, California. After attending Brigham Young University-Idaho, she discovered her passion for reading and writing. Mindy and her husband have been married for eight years and live in Summerville, South Carolina.

She is the author of the YA fantasy series, The Faylinn Novels; the adult contemporary romance series, The Willowhaven Series; as well as the coming of age standalone, The Day That Saved Us.

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Paper Planes Prologue

Paper Planes and Other Things We Lost is less than a week away! I can hardly believe it! There are no words to describe how much I love this story! I love Ruby and her quirky personality. I love Brett and his swoon-worthy determination and loyalty. I love their letters. I just... YOU GUYS. I can't wait for you to read it! Instead of a tease today, I'm giving y'all the prologue. If you haven't already, be sure to PRE-ORDER Paper Planes while it's 99¢! The price will go up after it releases on June 6th!

BUY LINKS:

Amazon US: http://bit.ly/PaperPlanes_AmazonUS
Amazon UK: http://bit.ly/PaperPlanes_AmazonUK
iBooks: http://bit.ly/PaperPlanes_iBooks
B&N: http://bit.ly/PaperPlanes_BN
Kobo: http://bit.ly/PaperPlanes_Kobo


Prologue

 

Dear Amber,

Did you know you’re more likely to be attacked by a shark than die in a plane crash? I find that interesting since I never go in the ocean, but I’ve been on a plane ten times. So, I guess I’m more likely to die in a plane crash than be attacked by a shark, but maybe it’s different for you.

I thought beginning this letter as if you already know me would make the concept of a total stranger writing to you a little less weird, but now that I’ve thought about it, I realize my fascination with plane crash facts might be weirder. But I like weird. So, hi. If you didn’t catch it from my return address, I’m Ruby Kaminski from Fremonton, California. My mom died on Flight 397 with your parents. Though, can we really say they died when we have no idea what actually happened to them? Let’s refer to them as MIA. No, I’m not in denial. I’m painfully aware that they aren’t coming back, but I like facts. And the truth of the matter is most of the people on Flight 397 are MIA.

You’re probably wondering how I managed to get your address. I have my ways. Besides, I thought it might be good to connect with someone who understands what I’m going through. Though I believe our circumstances are entirely different, and there’s no way for me to understand what you’re going through, I’m hoping we can relate to one another on some level.

Do you ever wonder if, after the plane exploded, the passengers were washed up onto a remote island, and now they are kicking back, drinking coconut milk, and sun tanning under a palm tree? Maybe they are eating fresh seafood cooked over a fire and sleeping under the stars?

It’s a nice thought, don’t you think?

If you’re okay with weird, feel free to write me back. I’m full of it.

Sincerely,

Ruby Kaminski

The Day That Saved Us Is LIVE

It's live! YAY YAY OH YAY! I feel like this has been the longest release process, but it's finally here! This week ONLY The Day That Saved Us is $2.99. Next week the price will go up to $3.99. So, make sure to snag is NOW!

As links for all retailers become available, I'll update you! Because this was going to be two books, it's the biggest book I have, coming in at a whopping 440 pages! The paperback should be available soon. I'll definitely post as soon as it is!

FIND IT HERE:

Amazon: http://amzn.to/1YPopVx
Barnes & Noble: http://bit.ly/1SuzO9q
Smashwords: http://bit.ly/1qMsKh1

#Secretproject Cover and Title Reveal

Michele G. Miller and I have wanted to co-write for quite sometime. Last year we started brainstorming this idea, but we had so many other projects going on at the time we couldn't make it work. A couple months ago the story began to flow and we couldn't stop writing about Ruby and Brett! I can't wait to share their story with y'all. Writing with Chele has been the most fun I've ever had writing a book! It'll be difficult going back to writing alone. We just might have to keep writing together!

What this post is really about though... I absolutely LOVE our cover! LOVE LOVE LOVE IT! Thank you Starla Huchton for bringing to life our idea for us!

Title: Paper Planes and Other Things We Lost

By: Mindy Hayes and Michele G. Miller

Genre: Clean Teen/YA Romance

Release date: June 6th (Tentative Date)

 

ABOUT THE BOOK

On June 18, 1993, Flight 397 crashed off the coast of Long Island. But this story isn’t about the crash. Not completely.

This is a story about two high school seniors living very different lives, who share one connection: they both lost parents on that fateful flight.

Slowly, letters bridge the gap between California and Pennsylvania as Ruby Kaminski and Brett Pratt find a way to remember the past while looking toward the future.

This is a story about hope, paper planes, and the other things they lost.

 

ABOUT THE AUTHORS

FACEBOOK WEBSITE ~  TWITTER

INSTAGRAM PINTEREST 

Michele writes novels with fairytale love for everyday life. Romance is always central to her plots where the genres range from Coming of Age Fantasy and Drama to New Adult Romantic Suspense.

Having grown up in both the cold, quiet town of Topsham, Maine and the steamy, southern hospitality of Mobile, Alabama, Michele is something of an enigma. She is an avid Yankees fan, loves New England, being outdoors and misses snow. However she thinks southern boys are hotter, Alabama football is the only REAL football out there and sweet tea is the best thing this side of heaven and her children's laughter! 

Her family, an amazing husband and three awesome kids, have planted their roots in the middle of Michele's two childhood homes in Charlotte, North Carolina.  

 

FACEBOOK WEBSITE TWITTER 

INSTAGRAM PINTEREST

Mindy is the author of the YA Fantasy, The Faylinn Novels and Contemporary Romance, The Willowhaven Series. Currently, she's working on the Coming of Age Romance, The Day That Saved Us.

She is the youngest of six children and grew up in San Diego, California. After attending Brigham Young University-Idaho, Mindy discovered her passion for reading and writing. Mindy and her husband have been married for eight years and live in Summerville, South Carolina.

 

The Evolution Of The Day That Saved Us

You know how The Day Duology was once one book? The Day That Saved Us. And then as the story evolved it made more sense for me to make it two books? So, it got two shiny new covers for The Day That Changed Us and The Day That Saved Us.

WELL. Forget all of that. The Day Duology is back to one book. I KNOW. Pick a concept and stick with it, Mindy. This is getting ridiculous. I promise this decision was not taken lightly. My editor is in the process of reading both books, and it made the most sense to combine them once again. So the good news is, rather than getting two shorter books, you'll be getting one LONG one! YAY! Hopefully, this is good news for most of you.

Now moving on to the important stuff, like well... what are you going to do about the cover now? Go back to the old one? Do a combination of the second two? The answer is: neither. The very first cover didn't feel quite right to go back to, so I enlisted the lovely Starla Huchton again (she has so much patience with me it's not even funny) to work out another new TDTSU cover with me. Let me just show you how much patience she has.

I present you, The Evolution Of 'The Day That Saved Us'.

Starla loves me. She really does. You counted right. There are 12 there, and that doesn't include all of the different test fonts on every one of them. I'm such a visual person, I have to see ALL THE OPTIONS. Some of these are actually from the very first round of cover mock ups. Some are more recent. Some I mocked up(so if they look amateur, they are...haha). Most of them Starla did. You may even recognize the original TDTSU cover in there. But none of them screamed at me that it was THE ONE! I wanted something new and refreshing and nothing was sitting right. UNTIL...

FINALLY, after design after design AFTER DESIGN, we found the winner! It encompasses everything I hoped it would. I'm praying y'all agree cuz it ain't changing! This is it. This is what you get! And if I try to change it again, tell me NO.

SYNOPSIS:

BEFORE life wasn’t perfect. Peyton Parker was grieving the loss of her father. Brodee Fisher was battling for control over his future with his father. But every summer their families came together to rejuvenate and lose themselves in the salt air of Cape Hatteras. Nothing could put a damper on the sun, sand, and surf.

AFTER everything changed.

NOW, I know what you really want to know is, when is it coming, Mindy?? You keep saying it's coming soon, but how soon?  Clearly, I've hit a few bumps along the way with this one, which is the biggest reason why I haven't given any release dates that I'd have to backtrack on. I want it to be perfect before it hits your hands. So, keep being patient. We're getting so close. Keep an eye out for it. I promise once I publish it I'll shout it from the mountaintops!