Monday, March 20, 2017

Launch Party!

On April 3rd, a celebration will be happening for AT FIRST BLUSH over on Facebook. Being that Beth Ellyn's my critique partner, I'm getting to see behind-the-scenes, so believe me when I say you won't want to miss it! There's lots of fun stuff planned with guests, games, memes, and more! 

You can find the Facebook page here

Friday, March 3, 2017

FORGOTTEN Cover Reveal!

I'm so happy to help reveal Kristin's latest cover today! I love the deep rich blue against the gold. And Zane certainly isn't hard on the eyes... ;) Also, Forgotten does not suffer from oft-times sequel curse of being sub-par to a great first release. It continues with even more excitement, romance, and action, believe you me! 


Clean Teen Publishing is pleased to share the cover reveal for the second book in the thrilling DECEPTION GAME series by Kristin Smith. FORGOTTEN is scheduled to release on August 21, 2017. Readers can grab a copy of the first book in this exciting young adult dystopian series at your local Barnes & Noble store, as well as at all online retailers. Check out the new cover for FORGOTTEN and be sure to enter the giveaway!

FORGOTTEN by Kristin Smith

(The Deception Game, #2)
August 21, 2017
Pre-order your copy here

Book Blurb:

The epic tale of Sienna Preston continues in this second installment of the exhilarating Deception Game series.

Seventeen-year-old Sienna is no stranger to heartache and loss. But this time, it's different; someone―or something―has tampered with a loved one's memories, and she's determined to get answers.

The trail leads her to the glittering skyscrapers and modern luxuries of Rubex, the Capital of Pacifica, where she infiltrates the government's Agency for Intelligence and Genetics. But answers are not always easy to come by, especially when her own memories may have been altered. Luckily, Zane Ryder is there to help her put the pieces back together, his devotion and concern muddying the waters between friendship and something more.

When Sienna gets too close to uncovering dark Agency secrets, she's framed for the murder of a prominent government official, sending her on the run. Sienna's heart may be torn about who she loves, but none of that really matters anymore―because the only thing that awaits her now is a death sentence.


CATALYST by Kristin Smith
(The Deception Game, #1)

Too pretty. Too smart. Too perfect.

In a crumbling, futuristic Las Vegas where the wealthy choose the characteristics of their children like ordering off a drive-thru menu, seventeen-year-old Sienna Preston doesn’t fit in. As a normal girl surrounded by genetically modified teenagers, all of her imperfections are on display. But after the death of her father, everything she’s ever known and loved changes in an instant.

With little skills to help provide for her family, Sienna clings to the two things that come easily—lying and stealing. But not all thief-for-hire assignments go as planned. When a covert exchange of a stolen computer chip is intercepted, she becomes entangled with a corrupt government official who uses her thieving past as leverage, her mother as collateral, and the genetically modified poster boy she’s falling for as bait.

In order to rescue her mother, there may only be one option—joining forces with the Fringe, an extremist group, and their young leader who’s too hot to be bad. Problem is, these revolutionaries aren’t what they seem, and the secrets they’re hiding could be more dangerous than Sienna is prepared for. In the end, she must be willing to risk everything to save the one thing that matters most.

CATALYST (The Deception Game #1) Teaser:

Author Bio:
Kristin Smith writes young adult contemporary and science fiction novels. When she’s not writing, you can find her dreaming about the beach, beating her boys at Just Dance, or belting out karaoke (from the comfort of her own home). Kristin currently resides in the middle-of-nowhere North Carolina with her husband and five incredibly loud but extremely cute boys. To read more about her obsession with YA novels or her addiction to chocolate, you can visit her at

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

IWSG: Stuck in a Rut

The IWSG is a community where writers can share their fears and insecurities about the writing life. To learn more, check out their website here.

Nothing fun & exciting here, folks!

I'm still struggling to finish the book that I originally thought I'd write in 3 months. Ha.Ha.Ha. Then six months & then nine and yada yada yada. On April 1st I'll have been writing this book for a year, and I'm so ready to be done w/first drafting. 

I'm close, but even that can't seem to make me buckle down and just get it done. I know from experience I'll eventually get there, and to just keep living life and getting writing in when I can. *weary fist bump*

But...actually...there is something fun & exciting, it just doesn't have to do with me: I finished reading Beth Ellyn's debut novel last night! At First Blush is fantastic!! If you are a YA contemporary fan, read it!! There's banter, and snark, and swoony kissing, and a moody rock star. And another plus for me was getting to see into a world I knew nothing about: YouTubers. And late night talk shows. Getting a peek into what it's like behind the scenes was SO intriguing. I seriously can't recommend it enough, you all!!

It's available for request on NetGalley right now. And there's a fun pre-order going on as well...