Help me find the aces. ♣ ♥ ♠ ◆

yaces-profileYAces is an indie young adult book club that went up on Goodreads yesterday.

Join us for monthly group reads featuring books by YA indie authors! The focus will be on fiction of various genres including fantasy, science fiction, and contemporary books, but nonfiction suggestions are also welcome.

We expect to begin the first group read in early March. Nominations are now open.

I’ve started this group for a couple reasons. First, I’m grateful because my books have been featured as group and buddy reads in multiple Goodreads groups. Second, who doesn’t like book clubs? I love reading in a group setting and would like to see more indie authors get discovered this way.

Help me find the hidden gems, the aces.

Lantern audio edition in production!

lantern-desalls-audioThe audio book of Lantern is officially in production, narrated by Jill Maglione who voiced Insight Kindling. We expect the book to release on March 19, 2016. Exciting!

Get the ebook for Kindle and iBooks

Get the Print edition

Enter the Goodreads giveaway for a chance at a Signed Copy

New Giveaways for the New Year

I’m ending 2015 with two Goodreads giveaways. Both are for a signed print edition novella!

Wrapped in the Past

Shirlyn travels back in time to ancient Persia where she meets the three magi who follow the Star of Bethlehem. After a mishap threatens to send her ride home without her, the youngest mage exhibits a hidden talent that leaves an impression on his elders and on Shirlyn’s heart. But his silhouette will forget they ever met, unless she leaves a reminder that comes with a heavy price.

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Five days before Halloween, all sixteen-year-old Tori has on her mind is vacationing with her family and scoring lots of candy. Her grandmother’s estate, with its Gothic spires and trails that lead out to the woods, holds an unexpected secret: a lantern that lights up for Tori and nobody else. Certain that it’s a ghost or a prank, she investigates further and discovers a mysterious life that shines in the darkness.

Have a happy new year, everyone!

One month until Insight Kindling (audio) releases!

IK audio coverI’m having so much fun experiencing Insight Kindling (The Call to Search Everywhen, #2) all over again. Jill Maglione’s narration couldn’t be more perfect. The audio edition releases July 10 on Audible and iTunes. I can’t wait for you to hear it!

To celebrate, there are multiple giveaways going on right now:
-Signed paperback of Travel Glasses at Goodreads
-Ebook copies of Travel Glasses and Insight Kindling at LibraryThing


South Bay Writers’ New Book Club

TalkBooks meets monthly to read and discuss books written by South Bay Writers (SBW) members. We’re just about to wrap up this month’s group read, Jaguar Princess by Marjorie Bicknell Johnson. If you’re local and a member of SBW, please join us for a live Q&A and book discussion on Wednesday, May 27. Learn more here on the Meetup page.

If you’re interested but not local, please follow along with the group on Goodreads! All are welcome to join!

March Metafiction

The Goodreads Indie Book Club is reading Travel Glasses and Magic-Price this month! Book discussions and author Q&As are set up. I’m almost as excited to talk about Travel Glasses’ use of metafiction as I am about discussing its methods of time travel.

Stop by and say hello. All are welcome!

Insight Kindling Goodreads Giveaway Now Open!

Enter to win a paperback ARC of Insight Kindling (The Call to Search Everywhen, #2)! Five copies are available and the giveaway is open internationally!

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Insight Kindling by Chess Desalls

Insight Kindling

by Chess Desalls

Giveaway ends January 24, 2015.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

Enter to win