COVER REVEAL: The Shape Shifter Chronicles by Lauren Jankowski

Today I'm excited to reveal not one, but four covers, for the series reboot of The Shape Shifter Chronicles by Lauren Jankowski! 

Brand-new, revised editions of the four original books of this action-packed New Adult Urban Fantasy are releasing simultaneously on October 31, 2017, from Snowy Wings Publishing. 


Covers designed by Najla Qamber Designs
Title: Sere From the Green: Book One of the Shape Shifter Chronicles 
Author: Lauren Jankowski 
Genre: Urban Fantasy Release Date: October 31, 2017 
Publisher: Snowy Wings Publishing
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Title: Through Storm and Night: Book Two of the Shape Shifter Chronicles 
Author: Lauren Jankowski 
Genre: Urban Fantasy 
Release Date: October 31, 2017 
Publisher: Snowy Wings Publishing
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Title: From the Ashes: Book Three of the Shape Shifter Chronicles 
Author: Lauren Jankowski 
Genre: Urban Fantasy 
Release Date: October 31, 2017 
Publisher: Snowy Wings Publishing
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Title: Haunted by the Keres: Book Four of the Shape Shifter Chronicles 
Author: Lauren Jankowski 
Genre: Urban Fantasy 
Release Date: October 31, 2017 
Publisher: Snowy Wings Publishing
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In Lauren Jankowski's Shape Shifter Chronicles, recent college grad Isis lives a normal life in a normal world, working as a photojournalist in a small city where practically nothing happens. One night, she photographs the scene of a gruesome murder. A woman is found dead in an abandoned factory. On the wall there is a strange symbol painted in blood. Isis photographs the scene. The next day, all evidence of the crime has vanished from her pictures and no one seems to have heard of any murder taking place. As Isis proceeds to investigate, she's drawn into the world of shape shifters and guardians. Secrets and mysteries are commonplace in this strange world. And as Isis finds answers about her own mysterious past, she also finds more questions. What is happening to the people that vanish without a trace? Who is watching her from the shadows? And what exactly is the key that everyone seems willing to kill for?

SERIALISED ROMANCE RELEASE: Every Moment With You.


A new serialised romance story - updated every Tuesday on Wattpad and Fiction Press.

Jade Landon’s life is exactly where she wants it to be at twenty-five. She’s just been promoted to assistant makeup artist for one of the UK’s biggest TV networks, she has a great group of friends, and her whole future ahead of her.

Until ageing rock-star turned TV presenter Seth Marshall walks into her life. Despite being twenty-five years her senior, Jade and Seth hit it off instantly, and soon the whole network is buzzing about the two employees.

But a curve ball arrives in the form of Seth’s estranged wife and former Page Three model Tessa, and their teenage daughter Alexia. Even though their marriage is dead and buried, Tessa still wants to make life difficult for Seth, and Alexia is more than happy to play her part, especially as she doesn’t like that her father’s new girlfriend is only ten years older than she is.

With the media twisting their relationship, jealous co-workers causing conflict, and all the problems that come with Tessa’s alcohol problem, and Alexia’s reaction to her father’s new relationship, Jade and Seth start to feel the odds are stacked against them.

But the precious things in life are impossible to walk away from, and as they support each other through the various hardships, Jade and Seth realise every moment together is worth fighting for. 

Chapter One added 06/13/17: Wattpad | Fiction Press

Miles of Smiles: My List of Things that Make Me Smile



Happy Monday, Folks!

Last week, Kyra Lennon and I announced our Miles of Smiles Challenge. Our way of spreading some happiness across the interwebs in these dark times.

The aim of the challenge is on June 12 (today) those taking part post their lists of things that make them smile/ make them happy/ cheer them up when things are crappy. The obvious things like family, friends etc. are excluded. What we're looking for is the little, almost trivial things, that brighten your day.

Here's my list of things that make me smile:


COVER REVEAL: Starswept, by Mary Fan

It's cover reveal day for Starswept by Mary Fan! This sweeping YA sci-fi romance will be released on August 29 by Snowy Wings Publishing. The cover features photography by Roberto Falck, with graphic design by Streetlight Graphics.


Title: Starswept
Author: Mary Fan
Release Date: August 29, 2017
Publisher: Snowy Wings Publishing

Some melodies reach across the stars.

In 2157, the Adryil—an advanced race of telepathic humanoids—contacted Earth. A century later, 15-year-old violist Iris Lei considers herself lucky to attend Papilio, a prestigious performing arts school powered by their technology. Born penniless, Iris’s one shot at a better life is to attract an Adryil patron. But only the best get hired, and competition is fierce.

A sudden encounter with an Adryil boy upends her world. Iris longs to learn about him and his faraway realm, but after the authorities arrest him for trespassing, the only evidence she has of his existence is the mysterious alien device he slipped to her.

When she starts hearing his voice in her head, she wonders if her world of backstabbing artists and pressure for perfection is driving her insane. Then, she discovers that her visions of him are real—by way of telepathy—and soon finds herself lost in the kind of impossible love she depicts in her music.

But even as their bond deepens, Iris realizes that he’s hiding something from her—and it’s dangerous. Her quest for answers leads her past her sheltered world to a strange planet lightyears away, where she uncovers secrets about Earth’s alien allies that shatter everything she knows.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Mary Fan is a hopeless dreamer, whose mind insists on spinning tales of “what if.” As a music major in college, she told those stories through compositions. Now, she tells them through books. She is the author of the Jane Colt space opera trilogy, the Firedragon YA dystopia/fantasy novellas, and the Fated Stars YA high fantasy novellas. She's also the co-editor of the Brave New Girls YA sci-fi anthologies, which are dedicated to encouraging girls to enter STEM careers and raising money for the Society of Women Engineers scholarship fund.

Find her online at www.MaryFan.com.

Twitter: @astralcolt
Instagram: @astralcolt

COVER REVEAL: Girls and Boys, by M.B. Feeney

Hey folks!

I'm here today with the cover reveal for M.B. Feeney's contemporary novel Girls and Boys. Check it out! 
 Designed by The Graphics Shed



 

Jack Robinson and Andy Stone are best friends, navigating their way through life in 90s London with a soundtrack of Britpop. Jack’s in his final year at university and still has no idea about what he wants to do with his life, while Andy’s a mechanic by day, a bit of a man-whore the rest of the time. Adapting to a new place to live in a big city isn’t easy, especially when girls, alcohol, and hard work get in the way, but having your best friend with you every step of the way makes it that much easier… well, when you’re not ignoring each other. Filled with laughter and heartache, Jack and Andy’s story is for everyone. A hint of romance, a solid friendship, and plenty of stupid mistakes. But, will they learn from them?   

Add to your Goodreads TBR list now!
Release Date:
4 July 2017 - Amazon/KU only for a while
Pre Order will be going live soon!

Click the 'read more' for an excerpt, and links of where to find M.B. Feeney online! 

Miles of Smiles Challenge



Hey everyone!

As I said in my previous post, I'm now going to reserve this blog from more promotional based things, and as I want the topic of my post to get a lot of attention, I'm posting it both here and on my new blog

So, I think it goes without saying, but the state of the world sucks right now. 

I live in the UK, and over the last few months, there have been several attacks – two in London, one in Manchester, killing and seriously injuring a lot of people. 

All over the world, people are senselessly losing their lives, and you can barely turn on the news these days without dreading what you will see next. 

The world as a whole is struggling right now, and what everyone needs is something lighthearted, to remind us that there is still so much good in the world. 

That's why Kyra Lennon and I have come up with the Miles of Smiles Challenge.

Several years ago, I created the Bloghop of Joy with Kyra

The idea behind it was for people to sign up and tell each other about the small things in their lives that always make them smile. Miles of Smiles will run along those exact same lines BUT we’re doing this all over social media. 

That means you can use your blog, your Facebook, your Twitter or your Instagram to share your joys. The reason we’re opening it up is to spread this as far and wide as possible.

Things on your list of joy could be a random memory, something you see on TV, overhearing something that makes you laugh out loud - just that one thing that makes the clouds part, and the sunshine appear again. 

We all know that our friends and families makes us happy – that is pretty much a given. We're not talking about life-changing moments here, just the little things that inexplicably make us smile and forget our worries for a while.

As an added thing - The British Red Cross has set up a fundraiser for the people who were affected by the attacks in the UK. The link is here

Alternatively, if you want to take this chance to donate to a charity of your choice, or if you don't have the funds to donate, that's okay too. 

This is a totally optional thing, we just thought, in light of what happened, it might be a nice thing to share. 

Mostly, what we care about is spreading some happiness, so we would love it if you would join us on our #MilesofSmiles mission!

All you have to do to be a part of this happy hop is sign up on the Linky List, and on June 12th, post your list of joy. 

If you want to join in and you don’t have a blog, just post your joys using the hashtag #MilesofSmiles on your social media posts (Facebookers using personal accounts will need to make the post public so we can find them).

And don't forget to visit the hashtag and the other participants on June 12, to see other people's joys.

Hopefully we can spread a little happiness online! 


To join in with a blog, sign up here:




Times Are Changing ...

You might have noticed I haven't blogged here properly in a while. With work, writing, and many people preferring other forms of social media, this sort of slipped to the wayside.

But today, a Facebook memory of an old Live Journal post I'd shared led me down a rabbit whole, where I realised I actually miss blogging.

Not only do I miss the interaction with others, but I miss having physical records of my life to look back on.

So, to that ends I'm planning on blogging regularly again. I think it would be overly overoptimistic to set a schedule, but I would like to update once a month. We'll see how things go. 

There is, however, one catch. I won't be blogging here.

I'm not closing down my blog entirely. I'm going to leave it here for cover reveals, release blitzes etc. and to preserve my previous posts. But for my 'main' blog, with frequent updates about both my writing, and my life, I will be moving over to my website, ClareDugmore.Com, so everything is neatly organised in one place. 

Finally, I want to say thank you to everyone who has supported me over the years. I wouldn't have gotten this far in my writing career, or found my job at CQ, without the support of the awesome online writing community. You guys rock! <3 

If you'd like to stay in touch, my contact details can be found down the side of the page and my new blog url is: http://www.claredugmore.com/blog

Peace and love to you all!



COVER REVEAL: Jaded, by K.M. Robinson

Happy Wednesday, everyone!

I'm here today to help reveal the cover for Jaded, by K.M. Robinson, a young-adult dystopian novel that releases on June 27th 2017, via Snowy Wings Publishing. 



About Jaded:

Book One of the The Jaded Duology

Her father failed in his mission to take control from the Commander, a defeat that has cost Jade her life. She will die as punishment. Now she belongs to the Commander’s son—as his wife. Knowing his intent is to quietly kill her in revenge, Jade’s every move is calculated to survive—until she learns her death ensures the safety of her father and her entire town.

Roan doesn’t want to kill Jade, but once his family isolates her from her father and community, his only choice is to go through with the plan. Jade doesn’t make it easy as she tries to sway him into falling for her. Each misstep makes him question his cause. Each moment makes every decision harder, but the Commander won’t allow him to fail.

One chooses life. One chooses death. In the midst of the chaos, only one will succeed.


Goodreads link: 
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/34092062-jaded?from_search=true

Author Bio:


K.M. Robinson is a storyteller who creates new worlds both in her writing and in her fine arts conceptual photography. She is a marketing, branding and social media strategy educator who is recognized at first sight by her very long hair. She is a creative who focuses on photography, videography, couture dress making, and writing to express the stories she needs to tell. She almost always has a camera within reach.

Social Media Links: 
Website | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter


Katie will be doing a live AMA on her Facebook channel today at 4pm EST. Join her LIVE at www.facebook.com/kmrobinsonbooks with questions about The Jaded Duology, The Golden Trilogy, writing in general…or anything else! It’s is an Ask Me Anything, after all!!

Snowy Wings Publishing: 

Snowy Wings Publishing is a brand-new, independent and author-driven publisher of Young Adult and New Adult books. From speculative fiction set in fantastic new worlds to contemporary stories that will warm — or break — your heart, your imagination will take flight in bold new directions on Snowy Wings.

Social Media Links: 
Website | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter




BOOK RELEASE: Where Words Fail, Music Speaks Anthology

I'm excited to be taking part in the release blitz for the Where Words Fail, Music Speaks Anthology, which is out now!



Where Words Fail, Music Speaks is a collection of short stories and poetry by writers from all walks of life.

Each story is based on the titles of 90s Britpop songs, including Come Back To What You Know, Bittersweet Symphony, Animal Nitrate, Disco 2000, and more.

Our list of authors is: Kyra Lennon, Clare Dugmore, Annalisa Crawford, Ker Dukey, Wesley Copeland, Robb Turburville, D H Sidebottom, Audrina Lane, M.B. Feeney, Karen Frances, S.J Warner, Scout Dawson, Kimberly Morgan, Maddie Wade, Rebeccalou Heronpontin, Andrea Coventry

All proceeds from the sales of this anthology will go to Clusterbusters.