Thursday, January 28, 2016

Depression

I know I've been quiet the last few days. Many of you know that I struggle with depression. Although it didn't get quite so deep this time, it still came. And when that happens, there's not much I can do except ride it out. I know it will get better. I've finally learned not to make decisions while in that state. I just let my body do what it needs to do to get through it, which generally consists of sleeping and staring at the TV all day.

I'm very fortunate that my fiance understands my struggle and always seems to know what I need. He reminds me that it's ok to "do nothing," which, for my task-oriented self, is very important to hear.

I also am very fortunate to have friends on Facebook that understand my struggle. I simply post that I'm having a rough day, and instantly, I have countless posts of support. Those mean so much to me.

Did you know that many great artists, writers and painters alike, have struggled with mental illness? I have wondered in the past if it's part of what makes it possible to create. Hemmingway, Van Gogh, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Pablo Picasso, Cole Porter, Tolstoy, Tennessee Williams, and countless other "greats" reportedly all struggled with the stuff. I'm not saying I'm even close to being as talented as these folks, but if they did what they did, while (or because of) struggling, then I am in good company.




Saturday, January 23, 2016

Blizzard Sale trickles down...

So, when I updated my prices on Smashwords, iTunes did it too. So, the sale prices are on iBooks as well! You should take advantage of this!



Blizzard Sale!!


Stuck inside for a few days? 
Go over to https://gumroad.com/marissahoneycutt for sale prices on all my books!

***EDIT****

The sale is also now on Smashwords: http://bit.ly/1QlrHwD

Enough reading to keep you busy through the whole blizzard!

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Updates

I hope y'all are enjoying Distorted Hope. Feedback has been mostly positive, so I'm pretty happy. :)

Life has gotten pretty crazy around here, with school starting up again (I homeschool my little ones) and my fiance moving in with his two kids. But I'm very happy and looking forward to getting married very soon...as soon as we find a weekend to do so. LOL.


In case you haven't heard, I've begun work on a book about Devin: his backstory and how he turned into the man we all love to hate in Anna's story. This in turn will also lead into Talia's story, which takes place about 10 years after The Life of Anna. (or at least that's what I have in mind right now. Timelines might change...who knows. My characters don't always listen to me.)

If you have anything in particular that you'd like to learn about Devin, please email me and I will ask him about it...he's not always forthcoming about things, but I'm hopeful his younger self will be less secretive.

I will write Devin's story as I can, but can't make any promises as to when I'll be done. Hopefully sooner than later.

Monday, January 18, 2016

The 80s...

I'm delving into Devin's past and have come to the horrific conclusion that it is totally 80s. So I need your help!

Show me your best rich-teen-80s-stuff...cars, hairstyles, clothes, etc... (early 80s!)

Ugh, I hope y'all appreciate what I do for you! <3

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Still The Pre-Order Price

Hey, guess what!

Amazon and Barnes & Noble haven't updated the $4.99 price yet, so if you haven't gotten Distorted Hope yet, go get it now, before the price gets updated!



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Discussion Group Available Now

Here's the link to the Distorted Hope discussion group on Facebook:


Distorted Hope Discussion Group

I can't wait to hear your responses!!

It's LIVE!!!!

Distorted Hope is LIVE on all channels!!! Huzzah!

Meet Kyra, Jason, Nathan, Mark and all the others in Distorted Hope and then leave a review on your favorite review site. I can't wait to hear your feedback!

Recommend it to your friends who couldn't make it through Life of Anna because it's a softer dark.




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Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Tomorrow!!

Are y'all ready to read Kyra's story? I can't wait to share it with you. I hope you like my softer side. (Don't worry, it's not THAT soft!)


Also, don't forget it's the last day to pre-order Distorted Hope for $2.99! Tomorrow the price goes up to $4.99.

 
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Sunday, January 10, 2016

A New Week

I'm so glad this week is finally over. We got a new cat and as sweet as he is, he had triggers that caused him to attack two of my boys. They both ended up in the emergency room and got staples in their head. They're both fine, and needless to say, we got rid of the cat, but it's just part of what was a very stressful week.

I'm so glad it's a new week at last.

This week promises to be good as Distorted Hope releases on Tuesday. I've had several people ask if it's a start of a new series. It's not. It's a standalone, but you will see a couple of characters from The Life of Anna that I'm hopeful will make you squeal with delight.

I'm always open to answering questions, so if you have any, email them to authormarissahoneycutt at gmail dot com, and maybe I'll post them here on my blog (and even answer them!)  ;)

Friday, January 8, 2016

Paperback Shipping Date

I've just been able to order the Distorted Hope paperbacks, and they will be arriving at my home around January 26. I will ship them out ASAP after I receive them, so I plan to ship them out on the 27th.


If you haven't ordered one, and are interested, get one from my store: 

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Distorted Hope on B&N!

Finally! Barns and Noble has posted the pre-order link to Distorted Hope! So, here it is! Share around, please!

Distorted Hope Pre-Order Links
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Monday, January 4, 2016

DISTORTED HOPE IS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER!!



Cover Design: Laura Hidalgo at Beyond DEF
Genre: Dark Erotica
Release Date: January 13, 2016



SYNOPSIS


HOPE

noun

an expectation and desire for a certain thing to happen

When her newfound happiness is suddenly ripped away, twenty-two-year-old Kyra is thrust into the cruel world of hardened arms dealer, Nathan Pierce. Her calculating kidnapper is a master in a game of leverage and abduction, whose power appears to have no limit.

Confounded by an unexpected magnetism, Kyra’s resolve unravels as she becomes engulfed in Nathan’s dangerous world, even when she is terrorized by his inner demons.

Is Kyra holding on to the distorted hope of an impossible future or can she find light beyond the darkness?



PRE-ORDER LINKS






ABOUT THE AUTHOR

"If Stephen King wrote erotica...,"


...is how Marissa describes her books when asked. She doesn't seek to write any particular genre, style, or length, only following her gut instincts and the lead of her characters. The Life of Anna crosses many genre lines including erotica, suspense, psychological thriller, horror, political conspiracy, paranormal, and romance.

Marissa's story of Anna began with a dream about being kidnapped with Adam Savage from Mythbusters (Yes, really). Over the next year and a half, it morphed into the story that is now known as "The Life of Anna." She has several other stories in progress, one of which is based on her kidnapped dream called Distorted Hope.

Marissa stays busy homeschooling her two elementary age sons, running her household, fending off two adorable kittens, and interacting with her readers on social media. She is a self-proclaimed geek and has a deep love for all things Doctor Who. She is also actively pursuing a more natural lifestyle, which includes essential oils, natural cleaning products, and whole, organic foods. Marissa's addictions include the aforementioned Doctor Who, the Science and History Channels, anything chocolate mint, vintage books, cute kitty cats, and laughter. 

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Saturday, January 2, 2016

Distorted Hope Paperback Pre-Order!!!!

Alrighty Eager-Readers!!!

I have the link to pre-order Distorted Hope paperbacks. Unfortunately, hard-covers are not going to be available at this time, but the paperbacks will be beautiful. The price through my website is $12.00 plus shipping. I am very, very happy to ship internationally, but be aware that shipping is a beast!

I do not have a shipping date yet, but anticipate it being right around release date. I'm really, really hoping to get them shipped BEFORE release day so you have them on release day and not have to wait.

If you have any questions, please contact me! (If anything is not working with your order, PLEASE let me know!)

Click the link below and you'll be taken to my website to order your paperback. Feel free to look around at my other items as well. I'll get DH swag soon.