Welcome! I hope you’ve been enjoying the Dissolve Blog Tour. Today, Andrea Heltsley is sharing a few words with us. But first, I want to introduce you to her latest release!
Everything seemed to be going right for Cora. She had a wonderful fiance, a great best friend and a fulfilling life. One day, a tragic event causes that life to crumble around her. She turns to her best friend in her time of need. They embark on a search for answers, delving deeper into a web of magic and destruction. The closer they get to the truth, the more questions they have. To Cora, magic was the stuff of fairy tales. Immersed into a very different kind of world, the real storm was just beginning to take hold.
“It felt like I was nowhere yet everywhere all at once. I was invisible and completely panicked. The millions of pieces I had dissolved to drift on the breeze and away from my nightmares. It was kind of like floating weightless in a pool, perfectly relaxing. The warm breeze from the window embraced and soothed me. I let the air current carry me as far as it could through the summer city.”
“Defeated, I closed my eyes and took a few calming breaths trying to relax myself. I pictured the dandelion in the park today and took a deep breath as to blow the fluffy seeds in all directions. I pretended I was light and fluffy and started to feel a tingling in my body. I began to feel as light as the dandelion seeds and soon I felt like mist floating. This time, I tried to keep myself in the room, swirling in a humid block.”
One thing I hear over and over again is authors need to read, read, read, and then read some more. Today Andrea Heltsley shares with us her reads. Please welcome Ms. Heltsley.
What’s on my book shelf?
I have to say, I read all kinds of commercial and independent books. My genres usually remain the same, although I occasionally read outside my box. My favorite genres include but are not limited to: YA paranormal, paranormal romance, urban fantasy, romance, contemporary romance and an occasional paranormal or romance comedy.
I refuse to read anything historical. I very much live in the here and now. I have never nor will I ever enjoy this genre of any subgenre. I guess that is mainly my only strong dislike.
As for what I am working on reading now, my current reading list is slightly longer than I should have it, but I am flying through it quickly.
I am reading or next up to read the following books:
Predestined by Abbi Glines
The Calling by Kelly Armstrong
Expel by Addison Moore
The Savage Grace by Bree Despain
The Promise by Jessica Sorenson
Darkness Falls by Cate Tiernan
A Perfect Blood by Kim Harrison
Entangled by Nikki Jefford
Nice Girls Don’t Bite Their Neighbors (Jane Jameson Book 4) by Molly Harper
Punished (Arelia LaRue book 2) by Kira Sato
Some of my exciting upcoming releases that I will be reading:
Biting Cold by Chloe Neill
Thirteen (Women of the Otherworld) by Kelly Armstrong
Shadow Bound by Rachel Vincent
Before I wake (Soul Screamers) by Rachel Vincent
Black Dawn (Morganville Vampires) by Rachel Caine
Shine by Jeri-Smith-Ready
The Golden Lily (A Bloodlines novel) by Richelle Mead
The Last Echo: A Body Finder Novel by Kimberly Derting
Chasing Magic by Stacia Kane
About Andrea Heltsley
I am a biology nerd who loves reading just about anything paranormal and some chick lit. I enjoy sunshine and my two Italian greyhounds with my husband. I always write to music, it helps the creative process. Dissolve is my first novel. I have been writing ever since I was in grade school and have finally decided to make a career out of it. More books to come summer 2012 and 2013.
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