Becoming a Butterfly Cover reveal


In all of my excitement from the new covers and working on formatting the new book I completely forgot to post my 1st cover. I’m a dork, but I’m me, right? What else is new. So I figured, I can add something special to my cover reveal post. I usually don’t post these, but I think these covers are so amazing. Enjoy. Let me know what you think by leaving a comment below.

Becoming a Butterfly

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Happy Birthday Entwined Publishing


Entwined Publishing is turning two this month. Can you believe it? I can’t. It has been a crazy few years, but I’m so excited for the journey ahead as we grow even more. In celebration of our mile marking day, Jodie at UniquelyMoi has organized a fun event that starts January 27th. Watch her blog for all the details. Also we are running a daily contest on Twitter from January 27th through February 2nd.

How do you enter?

Just tweet. Copy and past these messages and a random person will be drawn daily to enjoy one of our novels.

Tweets:

#Happybirthday #Entwined @entwinedpub I want to win a free ebook today

#Happybirthday #Entwined Follow @entwinedpub tweet and win a free ebook

#Happybirthday #Entwined @entwinedpub is giving away a free ebook a day, tweet to win

**Or make your own tweet,just make sure to use the hashtags #Happybirthday and #Entwined and mention @entwinedpub

The winner will be retweeted by @entwinedpub and contacted with details. Have fun with it and go wild.

Hater-Head


**Disclaimer: This blog post is in no way an opportunity to bitch and moan about poor reviews. This is not an attempt to slander any other author. This is a statement of facts, and my perspective.  I leave it to you the competent reader to decide what you will do next.**

Something More was intended to be a fun light read; a one-sitting, leave-you-feeling-warm-inside read. The only thing it ever was, was a novella. I had no idea it would be as popular as it has been, but I am grateful beyond words for it. On this crazy roller coaster I’ve had some intoxicating highs and not-wanting-to-leave-the-bed lows. Who knew numbers affected my emotions so strongly. I didn’t. There’s been a mix of reviews on this story, which surprised me. To those who felt let down I want you to know I’ve read your concerns and am using that constructive criticism to grow in my writing. I guess not every hit of the game will be a home run. I’m all for taking my medicine. I want to know what doesn’t work. There is a right and a wrong way to do it, respectfully. Please respect the fact that I take my writing very seriously. It is an art that I pour my soul into. I’ve never given less than 100%  of myself to any project that I am working on, even the blog posts that I write.

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That being said.

There are a few reviews out there that are out right mean and hurtful. The intention of said reviews was to evoke a reaction. One review in particular on Amazon and Goodreads insulted not only my work, my editor and myself personally. Upon looking at the reviewers profile, I noticed her blog. After clicking on her blog I found she was an author, too. She. Was. An. Author. Too.  I also found my book wasn’t the only book she gave a 1 star review to with similar insults. I want to work in a community where we lift each other up and support one another. This left a bad taste in my mouth. I also, realized that her review doesn’t matter. I actually feel sorry for her, she’ll never be satisfied because her standards are unrealistically high and apparently a level, she herself doesn’t have to reach.

I said all of that to say this.

If you are fed up, as I am, with reviewers who’s sole purpose is to hurt the author, do something.

1. Report the review.

2. When the website asks if this review was helpful, click no.

3. Put up your own rate and review. You don’t have to deeply review it, you could just say if you liked it, loved it, or whatever. It really does make someones day when you tell them you think they did a good job.

4. Do not feed the animals. Don’t engage with the reviewer. It’s not worth it, and like any other bully they live for the rise that they get out of you.

5. Tell your friends about the book. Word of mouth is one of the best review tool out there.

Finally, I really didn’t write this post to be a baby and cry about a bad review. I can take it if someone didn’t like my book. It’s OK. I just ask for the respect that I deserve.

I feel like I am exactly where I’m meant to be, and that gives me peace.

Something more about Something More


I wanted to drop a quick note, to let you know, Something More was originally scheduled to be released on the 13th. I’ve had to push that date back 1 week due to unforeseen circumstances. It’s just not going to be ready. I will have e-arcs available by this weekend if you are interested in reviewing it. It is about a 40k word novella and like all my other books will likely be a quick read.  You can contact me via email(mia@entwinedpublishing.com) or the contact page here on my website. Something More will not be released in print, and only available at bn.com or Amazon.com.

I’m sorry if this puts a damper on anyone’s plans, but I promise, it will be available soon.

Thanks for your patience.

Luv,

Mia

Music makes my world go round.


I’ve said with every book that I’ve written how important music is to my writing. It is a vital component
to my creative process. I tell myself the characters’ story through a mix tape of songs. Butterfly Kisses
was no different. This playlist consists of songs for specific scenes and some that captured the overall
theme of the book.

Parlor Mob – Into the Sun

Duce – Nobody Likes Me

Brand New – Good to Know That If I Ever Need Attention

LMFAO – Without You

Demi Lavato – Mistake

Justin McRoberts – One

Miike Snow – Silvia

He Is We – Our July in the Rain

Birdy – Shelter

Ryan Adams – Lucky Now

Animal Kingdom – Strange Attractor

Sia – Breath Me

Skylar Grey – Invisible

Cobra Starship – Don’t Blame the World it’s The DJ’s Fault

Enrique Iglesias – Ayer

Ashes Remain – On My Own

Isaac Haines – Steal

Jesse Thomas – Fire

Graham Colton – Everything You Are

Sara Bareilles – Gravity

Grouplove – Colours

Pearl Jam – Just Breathe

Safety Suite – Anywhere But Here

Graffiti 6 – Free

Parachute – The Mess I Made

Safety Suite – Life in the Pain

Graham Colton – Best Days

This playlist along with all of my writing playlists are available for download on iTunes
and Spotify. I would have to say the most impactful song of the whole playlist is Safety Suite’s Life in the
Pain which is my love song to Lacey. It is a theme song to the whole series really, she has a lot of lessons
to learn throughout these books, and I’m proud of where she ends up.

Thanks for following my blog tour. I’m giving away a e-book and iTunes gift card. Enter below for your chance to win.
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Seriously, I am blaming my foggy head and cold meds for this one.

Join the event for the blog tour, you don’t want to miss the give aways!

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The Ocean


I’m excited to announce The Ocean, has a new cover. I’ve been thinking about re-doing it for a while. The hardest part of coming up with a cover is finding the image that will express the feeling it invokes in the author. That is one of the reasons, too, that I love, so much, being an independent author and publisher. The freedom to find those images, and the satisfaction when you do.  The thing I really like about the new cover, is that I incorporated the original cover in the new one.  Being my first release, and a story that is close to my heart, every decision I’ve made with this book has been obsessed over. This story was in my heart before I took my writing serious, and it’s catapulted my journey  of becoming a published author. I’ve learned so much and I still have a lot more to learn, but I’m so proud of the product my company provides.

I’m very please to present the new electronic cover for The Ocean.

If you haven’t had a chance to read it yet, I would love for you to consider it, and let me know what you think. I enjoy reading reviews, and connecting with readers. If you have already read it, what was your favorite part?

P.S. I have to make sure I thank my Oh-Mazing Readers who offered feedback and helped me tighten it up. You guys rock!

Get your copy for only $0.99 at Barnes and Noble or Amazon

Becoming A Butterfly Blog Tour


It’s that time again! Book release and blog tour time! The release of Becoming A Butterfly is May 22, 2012 and in celebration we are giving away a lot of ebooks and printed copies. Each blog that is giving away a copy will have their own contest that day, so you don’t want to miss any posts. We have some really fun articles too.  I would like to thank all the bloggers who have invited me to their blogs, and Jodi for organizing the whole event. Mark your calendars. And to make sure you don’t miss a post follow me on twitter, miacastile or on facebook micastilesnovels.
and
Pick up your copy of Becoming A Butterfly at Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Hope to see you there.