After Dark

Big, Massive, Thank you, post!

Big, Massive, Thank you, post!

Over the last 30+ days, I’ve had tons of awesome help from some amazing, friendly, kind and wonderful bloggers in the blogosphere. I can’t say enough about these folks and I want to make sure they know how important they are to me and how […]

It’s RELEASE DAY!!! After Dark is here! SQUEE!

It’s RELEASE DAY!!! After Dark is here! SQUEE!

It’s here! This is the day! I have waited SOO long to share this book with YOU! What’s it all about? Well, let me tell you … What eighteen year old Mac Thorne doesn’t know will probably kill her. In exactly eight months, five days, […]

31 days from today … After Dark releases! Help me count it down!

31 days from today … After Dark releases! Help me count it down!

Are you ready? Count it down with me … 31 What eighteen year old Mac Thorne doesn’t know will probably kill her. In exactly eight months, five days, three hours and thirteen minutes, Mac has to choose what she’ll be for the rest of her […]

Help me count to 1020 on Goodreads!

Help me count to 1020 on Goodreads!

Why? Because from start to finish, from all those people who added After Dark to one of their lists (all 2000 of them as of September 24th), Number 1020 is the winner of … An ebook ARC and a signed bookmark! Yes! Seriously! So let’s […]

After Dark’s book trailer is here! It’s here! It’s here!

After Dark’s book trailer is here! It’s here! It’s here!

And here it is! After Dark’s book trailer! I’m SOOOOOOO thrilled and excited to be able to share this with you!!! SQQQQUUUUUUEEEEEEE! I hope you love it!

It’s show and tell time! Wanna see what I’m hiding under my …

It’s show and tell time! Wanna see what I’m hiding under my …

No, not like that! Where did your mind go? I’m talking about under the cover of After Dark!! Woohoo! I get to share an excerpt of After Dark with you! I hope you like it! [Insert cringing and biting nails!] If you don’t, just shush. […]

I have After Dark bookmarks … want one?

I have After Dark bookmarks … want one?

I have 10 bookmarks to give away! 10! Woohoo! And they are ALLLL signed. How can YOU get one of these? Well … it’s really easy. All you have to do is read this answer the following question. Mac is not a conformist — as […]

Debut author Giveaway Hop! That’s what I am! Debut! Wheee! An arc copy of After Dark is up for grabs!

Debut author Giveaway Hop! That’s what I am! Debut! Wheee! An arc copy of After Dark is up for grabs!

Thank you, up front, to “I Am A Reader, Not A Writer”, and The Non Reluctant Reader for hosting this awesome hop! Wheeee! I’m a debut author so I’m thrilled to be a part of this hop! And … the blurb … What eighteen year […]

After Dark digital goodies! Will you stick one on your blog? :) Pretty please? With sugar on top?

After Dark digital goodies! Will you stick one on your blog? :) Pretty please? With sugar on top?

Woohoo!! Today I get to share a whole bunch ‘o goodies with you! These are all my digital tchotchkes … you know, digital dust catchers but fun ones! Check ’em out! 🙂 Whatcha think?

Today’s the day! Cover reveal for After Dark … by *Moi*!

Today’s the day! Cover reveal for After Dark … by *Moi*!

Woohoo!! I would say ‘That is all …’ but wait! There’s more! Here’s the story description from the back of the book: What eighteen year old Mac Thorne doesn’t know will probably kill her. In exactly eight months, five days, three hours and thirteen minutes, […]

Wanna know what’s hiding on page 77 of After Dark? #Lucky7Meme

Wanna know what’s hiding on page 77 of After Dark? #Lucky7Meme

I’ve been tagged for a “Lucky 7 Meme”! What exactly is The Lucky 7 MEME? Here’s how it works: Go to p. 77 of current WIP So, I’ve done this, using my final manuscript for my YA novel, which will not correlate to the page […]

BIG NEWS! My YA trilogy The 19th Year is coming October 2012!!

BIG NEWS! My YA trilogy The 19th Year is coming October 2012!!

I’m totally stealing the good news from the J. Taylor Publishing blog! Novelist, Emi Gayle, Set To Debut After Dark, the First of a Young Adult Trilogy, In October 2012 Yes! That’s ME!!! Author, Emi Gayle, just wants to be young again. She’s been able […]

Guess how old Mac is. No. Really. Guess. #giveaway

Guess how old Mac is. No. Really. Guess. #giveaway

You get 250 words from After Dark (the first 250 words) to guess the age of the main character, Mackenzie, better known as Mac. 🙂 Why? Because I’m participating in Brenda Drake’s Can We Guess Your Character’s Age? Blogfest Contest What do you get out […]

I’ve got spirit… yes I do … I won #Nano … how ’bout you?

I’ve got spirit… yes I do … I won #Nano … how ’bout you?

I’m very cheery this morning because November is over and I won! Go me! Go Team Me! 🙂 Every year, about this time, November to be exact, a flurry of writing begins and ends around the world. You see … November was National Novel Writing […]

What to do with a critique …

What to do with a critique …

A critique is like an ingredient to a pot of chili. The chili just happens to be your story. If you wanna make the story better, you gotta let the ingredients simmer. Doesn’t even Wendy’s restaurant have a thing that says “Good chili cooks for […]

Brenda Drake’s First 250 Words Contest — you in?

Brenda Drake’s First 250 Words Contest — you in?

The following 252 words are the first … ‘250 words’ (to end of sentence) … of After Dark. I’ve been instructed, by my fabuloso writer buddy Claire Gillian, to post these here so others may weigh in with their opinions. Once those opinions have been […]

After Dark Editing done!

After Dark Editing done!

Two weeks, 2000 words gone, After Dark has been through my standard edits. What are those standard edits? The first is a pass by one of my writer buddies. Gotta get ideas solidified and the really bad stuff I won’t see fixed right away The […]

37 writing days, 79,000 words … the results

37 writing days, 79,000 words … the results

So I spent the last 2.5 months writing the first draft of After Dark and last week, I finished! As of today, I have completed my first full draft edit (from my illustrious writer buddy). I am now 1/3 of the way through the 2nd […]

Day 37: Write-umentary : THE END!

Day 37: Write-umentary : THE END!

Additional word count (+/- with a few edits to previous): +3562 Word challenges added into scenes: None. All last word challenges left for some other time. Total word count to-date: 78,756 (100% done with this story!) Notes: That’s it! THE END. But, since this is the first of […]

Day 36 : Write-umentary

Day 36 : Write-umentary

Additional word count (+/- with a few edits to previous): +2181 Word challenges added into scenes: None … but I have two left for tomorrow. Total word count to-date: 75,194 (94% done with this story!) Notes: Last chapter!! Last chapter! I’m in the closing chapter!! I will write […]