Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Guest Blog/Giveaway with Sherry D. Ficklin

Today I'm excited to welcome Sherry Ficklin to my blog. She is the author of Foresight- The Gods of Fate, book 1. A book that I absolutely loved. I hope everyone enjoys the post. :)

What I Write When No One Is Looking
By: Sherry D. Ficklin

I love YA books. So, that’s generally what I write. Since summer set in here in Colorado (a month late I might add) I’ve been on writing hiatus to spend some quality time with my kids who are home. The plan is, to get back into finishing up the third installment in The Gods of Fate series in late August when they are all back in class.

But I’m a writer.

Do you have any idea what happens to writers who don’t write?

For starters, I start having really weird, vivid dreams. Seriously. The kind of stuff that would send a normal person into therapy.

I also bake. A lot. This has added significant inches to my waistline this summer.

Did I mention that I get irritable? I zone out, daydream. I also read other people’s books.

I don’t like to read when I write, which is pretty common I think, but when I’m not knee deep in WIP, watch out! Before long my poor husband will have to put in ANOTHER set of shelves just to accommodate the books I’ve picked up in the last two months.

Anyway, last week my hubby came home early from work and caught me on the computer, writing. I’m clicking the close button frantically like an idiot. He says, “What are you doing?” So naturally I wave my hand in front of his face and say in my best Jedi voice, “These are not the droids you’re looking for,” and scamper away.

The sad thing is that I wasn’t even working on book 3. I was working on my dirty little secret novel, a Paranormal Romance.

You heard me.

Whilst I adore YA, I needed a break, something to tinker on when I hit a road block with the WIP. It sort of snowballed in to this amazing story. I didn’t expect to love it. I have no idea what I’m going to do with it. But most importantly, I laugh out loud when I write it.

Not that I don’t love book 3. I do. But every once in a while it’s nice to sneak off and work on something just for the sake of enjoyment. Now was hubby upset that I was writing? Of course not. But it kind of felt good to be breaking the ‘rules’ even if they were just my own rules. That’s okay. I’m allowed to be a bit eccentric. I’m an author.

Thanks for letting me crash the party over here and Happy Reading!


The Gods of Fate, Book 1
By: Sherry D. Ficklin

Out Now!

All Grace Archer wants is to graduate from high school and get on with her life. But the Gods of Fate have other ideas. Attacked at graduation by a mysterious woman with gruesome henchmen, Grace is lucky to escape with her life. Rescued by a Fae warrior named Chris and her Aunt Phoenix, Grace learns that her mother was the Greek Goddess Pandora.

Now Grace must protect her mother's urn from the crazed demi-goddess Lilith, who is determined to unleash its horrors on an unsuspecting Earth. As if her blood legacy is not bizarre enough, Grace begins to develop frightening powers that threaten to destroy her from the inside out. Can Grace find the strength to defeat Lilith? Can she learn to control her powers before she loses her mind?


Sherry has put together a sweet prize pack to giveaway. The prizes include: Foresight pen, Foresight button, a book thong and a Starbucks gift card. Plus from me the winner will receive a paperback copy of Foresight.

To enter leave a comment along with your email address. Open to U.S. & Canada. The winner will be announced on September 12th. Good Luck!


  1. Sounds like a good book. Please enter me in the giveaway.

    sgiden AT verizon.net

  2. I'm intrigued.


  3. This book sounds really interesting! Thanks for the giveaway :)


  4. As a writer I so understand what happens when we spend too much time away from creating our stories. If we don't get them down on paper they manifest in dreams, sleeping or awake, and for me a strong craving for chocolate.

    Love your book.
    Lora Deeprose
    email: sister02 (at) telus (dot) net

  5. Sounds like a brilliant book. ^^


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  7. Greek Gods! This sounds awesome! Thanks for the giveaway!

    linaramz at yahoo dot com

  8. That's a wonderful prize. I would love to win it.

  9. My e-mail: mce1011 AT aol DOT com

  10. I don't read a lot of YA, but your books sounds wonderful!

    kissinoak at verizon dot net

  11. I love the swag but I really want to read the book. Thanks.

    dorcontest at gmail dot com

  12. I enjoyed your post and the book great! Thanks for the giveaway.


  13. Please enter me!

    bkhabel AT gmail DOT com

  14. This book sounds awesome. I have always loved the story of Pandora and one named my father's cat that name. I would so love to read this book and find out about Pandora's daughter. I have always loved Greek and Roman Mythology and I am fascinated by any new twist on their Gods and Goddess'. I would love to be entered into this giveaway.


  15. I love the story anything to do with the fae got to read ...
    I also love the name Pandora.
    Now Sherry I am really intrigued by your secret book wouldn't mind getting my beady eyes on that.
    Have a good one ladies.

  16. Thanks for the author guest post and the great giveaway. I hadn't heard of this book before. It sounds like one I would enjoy.

  17. I love books that use mythology and put a spin to it. Your books sounds like it will be an awesome read. Count me in. Thanks.


  18. Your review has put this book on my radar. Sounds really good.
    please count me in for the giveaway

  19. i would love to read this book!


  20. I'm always on the lookout for new YA books with interesting twists and this one sounds super good. Definitely count me in for this.

    joderjo402 AT gmail DOT com

  21. Thanks for the great interview. I don't read alot of the YA books but this one really sounds good.

  22. Thanks for the giveaway. Please enter me in contest. I would love to read this book. Tore923@aol.com

  23. This is my first time hearing about this book but it sound good!

    spettolij AT gmail DOT com

  24. Please count me in.

    simplystacieblog at gmail dot com

  25. i enjoyed the guest post, the book looks interesting :)


  26. I loved the Guest Blog! A little peek into the life of the author is so neat!
    Foresight sounds like a book I would really love, one that keeps you reading when you know you should really be doing the laundry, cooking or cleaning=)
    Best of luck with your "little secret" too!
    Luvdaylilies at bellsouth dot net

  27. Great post! Sound like an interesting read :)
    throuthehaze at gmail dot com

  28. Sounds like a fun book :D


  29. Fae AND Gods... this book must be amazing! I want to read it!

    bmweida at yahoo dot com

  30. Really enjoyed your post about this book. Great giveaway!

  31. Sounds great. Please include me.




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