iPads and digital textbooks in Classrooms? No, duh!

Excited about Apple’s new announcement. Glad to see the future is getting closer! Apple Announcement: http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/technology/2012/01/apple-announcement-ibooks-2-ibooks-author-for-digital-textbooks/

Apple iBooks

Digital Textbooks in Classroom

I thought I was cutting edge when I wrote this excerpt from My Boyfriend Merlin (Back in 2010…so long ago. Life moves fast.):

Marilynn…passed out black cases to everyone. I opened mine to find an iPad inside. Several candidates whistled. Despite my agitated state, it impressed me too. Maybe wizard school wasn’t going to be as lame as I had thought.

“All of your schedules and assignments will be done on these,” Marilynn explained. “The whole school is on these. We’ve had them for awhile now.”

….

Outside the clock tower chimed. I tapped my iPad. The calendar told me that I was scheduled for Basic Elements in the morning, then a break for lunch, and then Physical Training in the afternoon.

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Learn More at: http://www.apple.com/education/#video-textbooks

 

Wish Upon a Star

Get Lost in a Story Interview

Get Lost in a Story

Get Lost in a Story – If you could make one magic spell, what would it be?

See an interview of My Boyfriend Merlin by fellow author Simone St. James on the Get Lost in a Story blog http://getlostinastory.blogspot.com/

Simone’s also has an upcoming debut ghost story, The Haunting of Maddy Clare, in March 2012 which looks positively spine-tingling!

 

 

Wearing the Crown at Plotting Princesses

Wearing the Crown for a Day - Plotting Princesses

Wearing the Crown for a Day - Plotting Princesses

All Hail Ye! I’ve been crowned for a day and joined the ranks of Plotting Princesses. Come see my interview on the blog!

My favorite questions:

1. Fill in this blank: My ideal fictional hero would think me gorgeous if…

2. How have you shocked your readers?

3. What’s your favorite dessert?

See the answers at http://plottingprincesses.blogspot.com/

Merlin and the Christmas Ball

One of the things I love to read in books is a great party scene. Imagine it: good guys and bad guys dressed up in cool formal wear and then all hell breaks loose.

So, of course, I had to put such a scene in My Boyfriend Merlin.

Here is a teaser:

CHAPTER 16 – A Christmas Party to Remember

I spent the morning sparring with various candidates. By late afternoon, I’d slipped on a gorgeous silver gown cut to emphasize every curve I had. I used a red cashmere shawl to cover up most of the skin shown off by the scoop-necked dress.

Gia wore a green gown in the same style. The hairstylist finished with Gia’s hair. With a shy nod, she left. Grey came in. We had taken one of the bigger rooms. I stood at the window looking out across the front of the manor. The sky blackened bit by bit, throwing the grounds into darkness.

Grey came up beside me. He wore a breathable black suit and a red button-down shirt. He tugged at his collar and loosened a white Christmas tie. He arched a brow……

……My mouth opened in awe as we stepped inside the foyer. Lush garlands, delicate ornaments, fresh bright red poinsettias, and stone water fountains decorated the hall leading up to a lush Grand Staircase.

Book Trailer – My Boyfriend Merlin!

Thanks to Nick, a great friend, at nicreations, My Boyfriend Merlin now has a fabulous book trailer. Check it out on YouTube and let us know what you think (Don’t forget to hit LIKE)!

My Boyfriend Merlin Book Trailer
If you can’t trust your boyfriend, who can you trust?
http://youtu.be/dTMiYHRFEt8

Merlin Book Trailer

My Boyfriend Merlin Book Trailer