FREE *SUNDAY* ONLY – Book 2 in the Treemakers Trilogy

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Sorry about the mix-up yesterday, those of you who received the email saying my books were free. They were supposed to be, but there was an issue with Amazon, so I had to reschedule the free day to today. My apologies!

Also, book 3 is still available for preorder at 25% off the list price through release day, Dec. 3, 2016. You have 1 more week to take advantage of that! Click the banner above or >HERE< to be redirected to the Treemakers Trilogy on Amazon.

Before you go, check out the trailer for “The Seeker’s Keys” below

 

This weekend only, get books 1 & 2 in the Treemakers Trilogy for just $1.99

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Hey everyone,

Just a quick note to let you all know that you can get the first two books in my trilogy, “The Treemakers,” and “The Soultakers” on Amazon for only $1.99 through October 30th by clicking the banner above or >HERE<.

If you’d like to check out reviews, you may do so by following this link for “The Treemakers,” and this link for “The Soultakers.”

I’ll be back in a few days with some fantastic news!

Happy reading,
xo Christina

 

26 Free Scifi Downloads & Giftcard Giveaway!

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Need a little Scifi in your life? Or, perhaps a lot?
You’ve got it! Click on the banner above, or >HERE< to download 26 Scifi books from various subgenres. Make sure to work your way to the bottom of the landing page, where you’ll also discover a Rafflecopter for two $40 giftcards!
Good luck!
xo Christina

~Giveaway runs 10/24-10/30

Download my Mature YA Dystopian Scifi Horror “The Treemakers” for FREE Here

Click the teasers above and below to be redirected to their Amazon pages.

One-Click the First Two Books in the Treemakers Trilogy for FREE with Kindle Unlimited HERE

Click the teaser above to be redirected to Goodreads.

Download my YA Fantasy Adventure Novelette “The Truth About Mud” For FREE Here!

BOD Zombie Crawl 3 and Giveaways!

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Howdy, and welcome, those of you who have traveled by way of the Band of Dystopian 3rd Annual Zombie Crawl. I’m super excited to be involved in it this year, because I adore this group, and I’ve also got a very special exclusive sneak peek planned for you hungry travelers.

Make sure to read all the way to the end! There, you’ll find details on how to enter my giveaway, a link to snag a free book from me, and a list of all participating blogs for this year’s zombie crawl.

A lot of you may know me as the author of the YA Dystopian Scifi Treemakers Trilogy. You may also know that I have an obsession with zombies as well as all things end-of-days. Some of you may be waiting patiently (or not so patiently😉 ) for the final installment of said trilogy, which will be available for preorder on Halloween (Yay!).

What you may not know yet is what’s on the horizon for me once this trilogy is complete.

One guess.

If you said zombies, it’s probably because it’s pretty damn obvious. Haha

Of course, this is me we’re talking about, so don’t expect your normal, everyday zombie story.

I’ve been working on a handful of stories over the past two years, a few of which I’ve decided to move up on my runway. The one I’ll publish by next Halloween is titled “Breakout,” and it features a convict named Corey Meyers. I’ll be publishing this one under C.L. Rozelle to differentiate my YA work from my adult. After “Breakout,” I’ll be working on an intense NA zombie story, which I’ll publish under my full name. So, stay tuned for loads of zombie awesomeness from yours truly, beginning next year.

Teaser, followed by excerpt from “Breakout”

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When the shouting and gunfire had moved off, I peeked over the counter and out through the window. No one in sight.

I scanned the switchboard until I found the one marked “Emergency Alarm,” and flipped it down. The deafening blast ceased, replaced by the faraway echoes of shouting and weapons firing, the scent of blood and gunpowder in the air. I realized then I was in the middle of a war zone.

“Meyers,” a voice whispered, scaring the shit out of me.

I peered into the shadows where Driggs was slumped against the wall in a dark corner.

I moved to his side. “Driggs, what’s happening?”

“You get it, and . . . a week later, you do this . . . to people.” He cocked his head to show me the crater in his pale neck, its sticky wetness shining black in the pulsating emergency lights.

“Damn, dude . . . like zombies and shit?”

He unstrapped his gun from its holster. “You got kids, right?”

“A daughter, yeah.” The sudden thought of Sarina brought a rush of panic. “Is it . . . out there, too?”

“Take my gun.” He tapped his holster. “Go to her.”

I hesitated for only a moment before I snatched up the gun. “Thanks, man.”

“You bet. I know . . . what you’re in here for, Corey. Losing . . . someone you love . . . can make you do . . . crazy things. Now’s your chance . . . to make up for it. Go find . . . your baby.”

“Thanks. I appreciate you saying that.”

As I held his gaze, something dawned on me: Rousseau. He could still be alive, and trapped, too.

“Driggs, where’s Rousseau?”

“Where . . . you were,” he panted. “A few . . . doors down. There’s a button . . . on the red . . . panel . . .” He moaned again, then gasped.

Again I scanned the switchboard until I found one section in the corner covered by a clear plastic box—rows of black switches protruding from a red panel marked “Emergency Release.” I raised the cover, found the ones for the solitary cells, and flipped them all in one swift motion.

“Hey, man.” Driggs chuckled.

I stopped on my way to the doorway. “Yeah?”

“Happy . . . Halloween.”

For a second I stood there, stunned. Halloween. The day the world had fallen apart and hell had come to Earth. The day I would be getting another chance at life.

I hope you enjoyed that. More to come!

Now, for giveaways and Zombie Crawl 3 schedule below!

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For the chance to win the zombie-and Treemakers Trilogy-themed swag in the pic:

  1. Follow this rad blog 😉  (The “Follow” button is at the top right of the page if you’re on your computer, but it may be toward the bottom if on your phone)
  2. Sign up for my newsletter: http://bit.ly/RozelleArmy, so you’ll get news of my future new releases and such.
  3. Follow me on Amazon: http://bit.ly/CLRAmz
  4. Say “done” in the comments below, and tell me why you’d want (or why you wouldn’t want) a zombie apocalypse to happen in your lifetime.

Winner will be chosen by random and notified at the conclusion of the zombie crawl on November 1st.

By the way, if you’ve yet to start my current trilogy, you can download book 1, “The Treemakers” for free here: http://bit.ly/TTMIF

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Zombie Crawl 3

a blog party from Band of Dystopian Authors & Fans

October 24 – 31, 2016

How it works: Each day, the scheduled authors and bloggers will post awesome zombie-tastic content for your enjoyment along with a giveaway on their site/blog/page. You can hop around to all of the participating sites and enter as many giveaways as you like! The easiest way to make sure you don’t miss a post is to join our Facebook event page, where we’ll post links each time an author or blogger participates on their scheduled day. We’ll also have several flash giveaways on the event page as well as a grand prize giveaway on BandofDystopian.com. And of course, you can use the schedule below to click through to each site. Make sure to leave comments and interact with the participating sites. Have fun, and thanks for joining the party!

The Schedule

OCTOBER 24 – Monday

Jeffrey Clare (publisher, group host)

Christina L. Rozelle (author)

OCTOBER 25 – Tuesday

Digital Dirty Girl Book Blog (blog)

Rissa Blakeley (author)

OCTOBER 26 – Wednesday

R.L. Blalock (author)

Bryan Way (author)

Post-Apocalyptic Playground (blog)

OCTOBER 27 – Thursday

Claire C. Riley (author)

M. Lauryl Lewis (author)

OCTOBER 28 – Friday

The Voluptuous Book Diva (18+ blog)

YA Book Divas (blog)

Grivante (author)

OCTOBER 29 – Saturday

Kate L. Mary (author)

Brea Behn (author)

OCTOBER 30 – Sunday

Cameo Renae (author)

J.W. Vohs (author)

OCTOBER 31 – Monday

Kelsey D. Garmendia (author)

Lindsey Winsemius (author)

Casey Hays (author)

Lee Ryder (author)

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To learn more about Band of Dystopian and/or to enter our Grand Prize Giveaway, visit BandofDystopian.com and don’t forget to join the group on Facebook!

Thanks for stopping by! Have an amazing day full of words, adventure, and mischief, and Happy Halloween!

xo Christina

Treemakers Trilogy Book 1- New Trailer

Check out the new trailer for book one of The Treemakers Trilogy! Afterwards, you can snag this bestselling Mature YA Dystopian Scifi Horror for FREE by clicking the cover image below the trailer.

 

 

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⭐20 Questions⭐for Author Casey L. Bond

 

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Today, I have the honor of interviewing Casey L. Bond, author of the bestselling “Frenzy” series. I’ve known Casey for about 2 years, and she’s become one of my favorite indie author friends. Always enthusiastic and optimistic, her motivation to succeed in the indie world is truly inspiring, and she’s always there to lend a hand, or offer advice when you need it. ❤

If you haven’t checked out Casey’s books yet, spanning an array of various romance sub-genres, I highly recommend you do so >HERE< after you read the interview. 🙂

Let us begin!

 

  1. Casey, what’s your writing process like?

Fast and furious! LOL! I don’t get to write every day, so when I get a free hour or a few of them, I write as fast as possible. Typos and rewrites can be done later in the process. The first draft usually takes me 6-8 weeks and then there are revisions, edits, formats, etc. before I hit the publish button.

On the days I don’t write, I’m plotting what is coming next. I usually make a rough plot based on an 8-point story arc and follow it, but that leaves a lot of details that need filled in.

  1. Are you a plotter or a pantser?

Slightly both. A hybrid? I plot major points and then pants most of the in-between.

  1. How many genres do you currently write in? Do you have any pen names?

I write romance and in sub-genres such as dystopian, fantasy, horror and contemporary. My adult works are published under C.L. Bond and my YA is published under Casey L. Bond. I felt the need to separate the two slightly so that teens don’t pick up the adult books. But, I did want people to be able to search Bond and find me.

  1. If you could have one super power or special ability, what would it be?

I would love to fly! As crazy as it sounds, it seems exhilarating and peaceful at the same time.

  1. If you were stranded somewhere with no other way to write, would you rather use your skin as paper, or your blood as ink?

I’d use my skin. Blood (as weird as that sounds considering I write vampires) skeeves me out. (Especially my own).

  1. If you could only choose one, would you rather read or write for the rest of your life?

Write. As much as I love reading, I love writing even more and my mind is full of stories. There are so many and new ideas popping in all the time. Most will never be written.

  1. If you could be one Disney princess, which would you be, and why?

Hmmm. I love Merida from Brave and Tiana from The Princess and the Frog. Both are strong women who aren’t afraid to fight and work hard for what they want. 🙂

  1. What’s your favorite thing about being an indie author?

The control. (I’m not a control freak.) I love being able to see my sales each day, to control pricing and keep it affordable for readers. I was traditionally published at first and had no say in anything with regard to pricing. My e-book was priced at $9.99, which is insane for a brand-new author that no one had ever heard of.  I only saw sales on a quarterly statement and was left in the dark most of the time. So I like knowing how my business is doing on a daily basis. I enjoy the interaction with readers and fans and look forward to continuing down the indie road. Would I consider an agent and traditional publisher now? Yes. I’d love a publishing deal, but it would have to be right and with a large press for me to consider it at this point in my career.

  1. When did you first start writing? When did you write your first full-length novel?

I’ve always written to some degree, but seriously began writing around five or six years ago. That’s when my first book was written. Winter Shadows taught me a lot about writing, the publishing industry and the book community as a whole. It was the first stepping stone and I’m incredibly grateful for all of the local and online support I received with publishing it.

  1. Would you rather be the sky, or the ocean? Why?

The ocean. I’m part fish! LOL! I love water. I love the smell of the salty air and the waves slapping the shore.

  1. Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

I have several projects planned for the next five years, each more elaborate and intense than the last. Several will break boundaries for me and I’m excited about the potential. I will query a few of these projects in search of an agent who might be interested in representing them and potentially negotiating publishing rights, audio book rights and foreign rights as those arise.

  1. Where do you get most of your story inspiration?

I would say several sources inspire me: daily life, the news, dreams, music. There are a lot of what-if’s and my imagination runs wild with possibilities.

  1. What genre do you wish you could write, but probably never will?

I really wish I could write a crime novel and considering that I majored in Criminal Justice, one would think that would have been the first thing that I was pulled to, but I’m a lover at heart. I love the possibilities of life and love in desperate situations. I love building worlds even more than setting stories in our own.

  1. If you could live in any of your story worlds, which would you choose, and what character would you be?

Of those I can disclose….I’d say Frenzy and I would be Porschia Grant. This story and character have almost taken me over. I love Porschia’s strength through adversity. She’s tenacious, determined to preserve who she once was and I respect her for that.

  1. If you could have any two of your own characters over for dinner, who would you invite?

Seriously? Gray and Tage. Gray is from The Harvest Saga and Tage is from the Frenzy Series. Need I explain more? They’re book boyfriends but sweet and funny. The conversation would be hilarious.

 

  1. Name your top 5 favorite books of all time.

Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen

East of Eden, John Steinbeck

Night, Elie Wiesel

The Premonition Series, Amy Bartol

The Fate Series, Heather Lyons

 

  1. Do you prefer paperbacks or ebooks?

I prefer to keep paperbacks of my favorites, but read on a Kindle. I can easily read at night that way and won’t mess up my pages. 🙂

  1. Where’s your favorite place to read? Favorite place to write?

I read while chillaxing in my recliner after the kids go to sleep. I write at my desk, though we’ve been moving and I’m sort of displaced right now.

  1. What items must you have on your desk at all times while working?

Paper, pen, a drink, post-it notes, computer, phone and earbuds. Those are the essentials! I love my music.

  1. How do you deal with distractions when you’re trying to work? Do you limit your social media time, etc.?

I can easily tune out the world while working. I love to listen to music, softly. When I write, I need “brain-breaks.” I’ll write until I need to stop and process for a minute, so I’ll check in on social media, etc and then go back to it when I clear my mind.

 

Thanks so much, Casey, what a fun interview! You and I have a lot of things in common, and I can’t wait to see what you come up with next!

And for you, person reading this interview, here’s the link again to Casey’s Amazon page. Go check out her books!

Thanks for reading! And happy writing. ❤

xoxo

Christina

FREE Bestselling YA Dystopian

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If you haven’t read “The Treemakers,” now’s the time to snatch it up!

FREE through June 3rd

—–> “The Treemakers” on Amazon

Blurb:

Stay on guard. Be aware of your surroundings. Notice the nuances. Cover your tracks. Always be prepared. Question everything. This is how you stay alive, Joy. And this is how you keep the ones you love alive.

Sixteen-year-old Joy Montgomery, daughter of Zephyr the Magnificent, the great magician, can only reminisce of better times. Before the Superiors. Before the uprisings. Long ago. Before the dying Earth ripped the family she loved away from her.

In this desolate dystopian future, the Greenleigh orphans are “privileged” with the task of building mechanical trees for Bygonne, so their world behind The Wall can breathe another day, and so the Superiors may continue their malevolent reign.

Lured by a yearning for freedom, tenacious curiosity, and hunger for adventure, Joy discovers hope and magic amid the misery, and power in her promise to care for those remaining, whom she loves enough to risk her life for. To save them, herself, and the boy she adores from the abuse and slavery by the Superiors, Joy must entrust the aid of an unlikely ally who harbors a dangerous secret.

With an intriguing stranger at the helm, Joy and the treemakers embark on an intense and terrifying, yet liberating quest for the truth about the existence of the forbidden paradise beyond The Wall.