Cover Reveal! Fate by Andrea Buginsky

The second book in the New Avalon series will be arriving soon! Here’s a look at the beautiful cover, designed by Natasha Brown.

 

Fate (2)Synopsis:

Elena Baxter’s second year at New Avalon may be more challenging than her first. The demons she was warned about show up, a visitor who greatly affects her arrives, and her best friend, Izzy, has to deal with her painful past. Can Elena survive everything that’s coming at her at once? Or will the future Lady of the Lake take on more than she can possibly handle?

Excerpt:

Elena ran through the dark woods, tree branches leaving deep, angry, red scratches on her arms, legs, and face. Her legs were heavy and her feet were cold and damp. The moist dirt of the forest floor began to seep through her shoes. She desperately wanted to look behind her to see if the dark figures were still there, but she dared not, afraid it would slow her down and they would catch up to her.

She kept running; she felt as though her lungs were about to explode and her heart would burst out of her chest at any moment. Cold sweat broke out all over her skin.

Just when she thought she couldn’t run anymore, she reached the edge of a cliff that seemed to appear out of nowhere. Peering through the heavy mist, she realized she had run to one of the far edges of Avalon, and knew the only thing below her was the icy cold ocean.

With nowhere else to go, Elena turned to await the dark figures chasing her. She prepared to use her magic on them, even with the knowledge that the few spells she had learned so far would barely touch her oncoming attackers. She would defend herself – she would not let them see how terrified she was.

As she watched ahead of her, three dark figures appeared, and when they saw her, they came rushing at her. They reached out their hands, casting their own spells faster than she could react to them. As several fireballs headed toward her, Elena began to scream.

Releasing September 30

My HeadshotAndrea Buginsky is a freelance writer with a BA in Mass Communication-Journalism from the University of South Florida. She has always wanted to be a published writer, and decided to try to write children’s fantasy books a few years ago. The Chosen is her first book, and was released on December 14, 2010, to her delight.
Andrea has written three more books since:
* My Open Heart, an autobiography of growing up with heart disease.
* Nature’s Unbalance: The Chosen, Book 2
* Destiny: New Avalon, book 1, a YA fantasy
She is currently editing the third book of The Chosen series, and writing the fourth.

Andrea lives in Kansas with her family, which includes her two precious puppies.
You can visit Andrea on her website or Google+

Titles: Make them catchy; make them smart.

So, as you know from my previous post, I’m writing a short story set between Entertaining Angels and Entertaining Angels book two. What you don’t know is the title. Well, me either, so I’m in good company!

Titles can be the hardest thing for me to come up, but sometimes, it’s also easy. Entertaining Angels came easily. Read Me Dead didn’t. Piercing Through the Darkness came easy, as well. Entertaining Angels short story – no, not easy. Entertaining Angels book two, may as well be titled book two! I can’t think of anything!

And everyone LOVES Read Me Dead’s title. Yeah. It’s a great title, but I spent AGES wracking my brain trying to think of the best title that would work. It had at least ten different titles before Read Me Dead happened.

But, it’s important to get the right title. I’ve been thinking about this a lot as I’m trying to come up with some titles for my books. (Well, I usually spend a lot of time thinking about these things when I don’t have a titled story or book.) Point is, a title needs to be super catchy. Because really, the first two things that people are going to notice is the title and the cover. From there, they will read the synopsis and decide whether to buy or not.

So, you need something good when coming up with a title, and I’m trying to keep that in mind as I title my short story and book two. I have a few ideas for the short story, but I’m still thinking on them.

**Update** I have thought of a title for the short story since I wrote this yesterday. It’s “Before We Say ‘I Do.” And I’m also in search of beta readers. So if you loved Entertaining Angels and you like to beta read, message me!

Anyway, that’s just a small little update of mine. Any ideas from you guys on what makes a good title? Sound off in the comments! I’d love to hear them.