Too much of a good thing?

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Posted November 30, 2012 by elizatilton in Uncategorized / 4 Comments
Too much of a good thing?

How much is too much? In the case of the Griswold’s Christmas lights, I’d say yeah, there’s a limit. Lately I’ve been thinking about books. There are a lot of YA books releasing every year and tons of them are amazing. The more I read, the harder it is to stand out. I’ve been thinking […]

Black E-Holiday Weekend Giveaw..

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Posted November 24, 2012 by elizatilton in Uncategorized / 4 Comments
Black E-Holiday Weekend Giveaway

Don’t wait for Santa to stuff your stockings because Courtney Young and Dawna Raver want to stuff your e-reader full of amazing titles! There is no need to wait in line or fight a crazy crowd for this HOT deal. Today, I am excited to announce, we are kicking off our FIRST ANNUAL Black E-Holiday […]

Happy Dance!

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Posted November 21, 2012 by elizatilton in Uncategorized / 21 Comments
Happy Dance!

It’s official. I signed my YA Fantasy with Curiosity Quills.   GIFSoup I can’t wait to share the whole story of how it went down, but I have a house to clean and cookies to bake for tomorrow. HAPPY TURKEY DAY! 

First Lines

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Posted November 13, 2012 by elizatilton in Uncategorized / 10 Comments

We’ve all seen the contests for first lines, and many of us have gone crazy trying to make our first lines perfect. I decided to take a look at a bunch of my favorite books and their first lines. Let’s see what you think. Everyone knows I’m perfect—PERFECT CHEMISTRY They called the world beyond the […]

Why I Love YA

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Posted November 10, 2012 by elizatilton in Uncategorized / 9 Comments
Why I Love YA

I’ll give you one word: raw. There’s something fragile and explicit about being a teenager. It’s like every emotion is magnified to the point of it bearing down and paralyzing you. I remember how one kiss could make me float and one forgotten call could bury me in pain. Reading YA takes me back to […]

Sticking to Your Own Rules

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Posted November 8, 2012 by elizatilton in Uncategorized / 2 Comments

One of the most important aspects of writing fantasy is creating rules: rules that govern society, magic, atmosphere, ect. Without these rules, readers won’t be able to grasp your setting and how everything works. When BREAKING DAWN came out, a lot of fans were livid with Mrs. Meyer because she broke one of her own […]

A Walk to Remember–Best ..

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Posted November 7, 2012 by elizatilton in Uncategorized / 1 Comment

When it comes to teen movies, this is one of my favorties, and this scene, one of the best.    I love this scene for a few different reasons. Jamie is not a damsel. During the film, we see her strong and confident, but here, well, any of us could break. Then Landon comes in, […]