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Now Available, Harmony Run Series, Book Three, CHATOYANT

Now Available: CHATOYANT, Harmony Run Series, Book 3

Purchase at Amazon or Barnes and Noble

Chatoyant

 

Catch up with the first two books in the Harmony Run Series:

PRISMATIC, Book 1

OPALESCENT, Book 2

About CHATOYANT:

In the wake of an interrogation led by the UZTA’s dictator, President Nicks, Rain Hawkins and her friends must deal with the consequences of their defiance as the countdown continues towards the execution of the mixed-zone citizens across the United Zones of The Authority. The Freedom Front faces new challenges as Rain’s cousin, Calista, prepares for her impending relocation to the pure zone, and Rain sets out to solve the mystery surrounding her mother’s torment while being followed by an officer of the Elizabeth Guard. As she uses her abilities to dodge The Authority and follows the strange clues from her dreams, Rain is determined to persevere, to secure the future she and Jabari have been fighting for, and to earn The Freedom Front’s ultimate goal of liberation.

Published by Winter Goose Publishing

Enter for a chance to WIN a SIGNED copy of CHATOYANT by Sarah Elle Emm on Goodreads!

Upcoming Barnes and Noble Book Event:

Upcoming Barnes and Noble Book Event:

Upcoming Book Release: CHATOYANT

Take a look at the cover for CHATOYANT, Harmony Run Series, Book Three, coming soon from Winter Goose Publishing:

Chatoyant

In the wake of an interrogation led by the UZTA’s dictator, President Nicks, Rain Hawkins and her friends must deal with the consequences of their defiance as the countdown continues towards the execution of the mixed-zone citizens across the United Zones of The Authority. The Freedom Front faces new challenges as Rain’s cousin, Calista, prepares for her impending relocation to the pure zone, and Rain sets out to solve the mystery surrounding her mother’s torment while being followed by an officer of the Elizabeth Guard. As she uses her abilities to dodge The Authority and follows the strange clues from her dreams, Rain is determined to persevere, to secure the future she and Jabari have been fighting for, and to earn The Freedom Front’s ultimate goal of liberation.

Read more about CHATOYANT at Winter Goose Publishing.

Blog Tour for PRISMATIC, Harmony Run Series, Book One

PRISMATIC, (Harmony Run Series, Book One), begins a new blog tour today with Tour de Blogg.  In honor of the tour, Winter Goose Publishing has reduced the Kindle and NOOK price of PRISMATIC to only $0.99.  Readers can enter the giveaway to win prizes, including Amazon gift cards, free books, and signed bookmarks during the tour.

Grab a $0.99 copy on Kindle here: PRISMATIC on Kindle
 
Grab a $0.99 copy on NOOK here:  PRISMATIC on NOOK

Keep up with the tour stops and enter the giveaway to win a prize pack here: BLOG TOUR PAGE & GIVEAWAY

 

PRISMATIC

Kindle book deal $0.99 for MARRYING MISSY

MARRYING MISSY is on Sale in Kindle books for only $0.99!  (Kindle apps available for I-pads, I-phones, PCs, etc.)

Praise for MARRYING MISSY…

“A cute romantic novel–a quick read. A delightful way to spend an afternoon if you just want to be entertained.” ~ Amazon custom

A Story That Captures the Essence of True Friendships…Sarah Elle Emm’s debut novel, “Marrying Missy” is a tribute to long-lasting friendships, especially those that have undergone numerous trials and yet remain steadfast. Her book reinforces the fact that those who find such relationships during their lifetime are quite fortunate, as shown in this wonderful story of main characters, Missy and Tate.  From the opening paragraphs, Ms. Emm skillfully drew a picture of a catty and self-centered bride-to-be, and a patient and caring matron-of-honor that I was left wondering how the two could be such close friends. My heart repeatedly went out to Tate who seemed to be the only one contributing anything positive to the relationship. Yet, in the end, Ms. Emm shows the very nature of friendships…when those involved truly care, sacrifices will be readily made for the other, even while one is undergoing troublesome moments in ones personal life.” ~Amazon customer

“While at first I couldn’t explain how Tate could possibly be friends with someone as vapid and narcissistic as Missy, the author makes a point over the course of the book that true friendship, however mismatched, isn’t explicable.  It’s a chick power story that will keep you hooked…” ~Kelly I. Hitchcock, Author of The Redheaded Stepchild

“I couldn’t put this book down. Miss Emm builds the characters in such a way, you find yourself turning the pages because you want to see what happens. The wit behind the characters personality has you constantly asking yourself why the characters remain friends. The book has the right balance of humor and real-life feel. Having lived in Atlanta for a long time, she captured the scene spot on. Can’t wait to read another book. Recommend this for anyone who is in need of a good book.” ~Amazon customer

 “I very much enjoyed this book. Miss Emm has full character development and tackles relevant social issues gracefully. I would highly recommend this book for group discussion at your next book club. I would liken the book to a cross between two of my other favorites, Sophia Kinsella and Jennifer Weiner. Tate and Missy come to life and draw you in. I look forward to Miss Emm’s next book.” ~Amazon customer

AVAILABLE for Kindle, temporarily reduced to $0.99:  MARRYING MISSY at Amazon

A Sarah Elle Emm Novel

A Sarah Elle Emm Novel

Book signing at Barnes and Noble Ft. Myers

Meet some of Southwest Florida’s local authors at Barnes and Noble Ft. Myers, Florida! (Including me!) 😉 

When: Saturday, October 12, 2013

Time: 1p.m. to 2:30 p.m. 

Where: Barnes and Noble, 13751 S. Tamiami Trail, Fort Myers, FL 33912 

Stop in to chat about books and meet a variety of authors.  I will be signing copies of my women’s fiction, MARRYING MISSY.  Hope to see you there!  ~Sarah

https://www.goodreads.com/event/show/901217-barnes-noble-local-author-event-fort-myers

Tate Sullivan is in a fix: her best friend, Missy Martin, is getting married.
 With constant criticism from Missy Martin, Buckhead heiress and bride-to-be; stress from her intense nursing job; and a short-temper on the rise from her high powered, attorney husband, Georgia-native, Tate Sullivan is engaged in the ultimate balancing act.

Tate has to cope with sleep-deprived night shifts, her closet nicotine habit, her husband’s apparent workaholism, her mother’s meddlesome behavior, and her ongoing attempt to educate Missy about not making borderline racist remarks about everyone who doesn’t have money or look like her.

When a collision with a runaway Golden Retriever lands Tate in the arms of the newcomer to Atlanta, Dr. Jackson Greenfield, Tate begins to think her mother has concocted the ultimate scheme. Wedding planning has never been so nerve-racking…or dangerous.

Marrying Missy reveals the complexity of those who are merely planning a wedding, preparing for a marriage, and those who aren’t sure what their marriage is—or has become.

Sarah Elle Emm captures the world of wedding planning for a particular Georgia princess, but sublimely reveals all that is so often forgotten in that process–love and marriage. – The Publisher

A Sarah Elle Emm Novel

A Sarah Elle Emm Novel

Indianapolis signing for MARRYING MISSY

Indianapolis signing for MARRYING MISSY

YA Fantasy Giveaway

 Still enslaved in a mixed-race zone within the United Zones of the Authority, Rain Hawkins is part of a secret resistance preparing to take on the tyrannical President Nicks before plans to kill the mixed zones across UZTA are executed. When unsettling dreams and a mysterious voice begin to haunt the dark nights, Rain fears someone more powerful than she has discovered the resistance and their secret abilities. With a known Authority spy on her heels, and her boyfriend, Jabari, suddenly acting strange, Rain doesn’t know who to trust and if the voices calling to her are friend or foe. As conditions across all of the zones get worse and the stakes rise, Rain embarks on a quest for answers that will put the people she cares about most in more danger or take them one step closer to the truth and their eventual freedom.

There are just a few days left to WIN a signed copy of OPALESCENT, book two in the HARMONY RUN SERIES.

#Young-adult Fiction #Fantasy #Teen Romance #Adventure Series

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Opalescent by Sarah Elle Emm

Opalescent

by Sarah Elle Emm

Giveaway ends August 17, 2013.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

Enter to win

Opalescent Book Event Photos

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What inspired the HARMONY RUN SERIES?

Enter to win a combo pack in paperback of PRISMATIC and OPALESCENT at author Katheryn Lane’s site. While you are there, you can read about the inspiration behind the HARMONY RUN SERIES.  This is the link.  Thanks for hosting me, Katheryn! xo

Book two from the Harmony Run Series

Book two from the Harmony Run Series

Book one

Official release of OPALESCENT

Book two from the Harmony Run Series

Book two from the Harmony Run Series

Book two from the Harmony Run Series, OPALESCENT, is officially out in paperback. The e-book release is only a few days away.  This is the press release from Winter Goose Publishing:

Sequel To Young-Adult Fantasy As Exciting As The First
Book 2 Of The Harmony Run Series

For Immediate Release
Sacramento, CA – Opalescent doesn’t disappoint as we move forward in the exciting story of young people facing segregation and an evil opposition. The sequel starts right where the first book left off with new twists and turns, and loyalties being questioned.

Still enslaved in a mixed-race zone within the United Zones of the Authority, Rain Hawkins is part of a secret resistance preparing to take on the tyrannical President Nicks before plans to kill the mixed zones across UZTA are executed. When unsettling dreams and a mysterious voice begin to haunt the dark nights, Rain fears someone more powerful than she has discovered the resistance and their secret abilities. With a known Authority spy on her heels, and her boyfriend, Jabari, suddenly acting strange, Rain doesn’t know who to trust and if the voices calling to her are friend or foe. As conditions across all of the zones get worse and the stakes rise, Rain embarks on a quest for answers that will put the people she cares about most in more danger or take them one step closer to the truth and their eventual freedom.

Opalescent, is a 400 page Young-Adult Fantasy. Available in paperback with a retail price of $17.99, and eBook with a retail price of $7.99. The ISBN is: 978-0-9889049-3-4. Published through Winter Goose Publishing and available now through all major online retailers. For more information or to request a review copy, contact Winter Goose Publishing at info@wintergoosepublishing.

About Sarah Elle Emm:
A native of Evansville, Indiana, and graduate of The University of Evansville, Sarah Elle Emm has traveled extensively, including living in Germany, England, Mexico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Her love for travel and experiencing different cultures has shaped her writing, and helped develop the Harmony Run Series with intricate levels of humanity and emotional connection. Sarah currently resides in Sanibel, Florida with her chef husband and their two daughters.

About Winter Goose Publishing:
Winter Goose Publishing is an independent publisher founded in 2011. We are a royalty-paying publisher dedicated to putting out the best literature in prose, poetry and art; covering a variety of genres. You can visit wintergoosepublishing.com for more information or email info@wintergoosepublishing.
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You can purchase OPALESCENT at major online retailers, and you can also enter to win a free copy…Thank to you Book Reviews by D.D.S. for hosting a giveaway of OPALESCENT and PRISMATIC on her fantastic site. The winners will receive a combo pack of PRISMATIC and OPALESCENT. It is an international giveaway, and anyone can win. Take a look here. Good luck!

If you haven’t read PRISMATIC, book one from the Harmony Run Series, you can find it at all major online retailers, including Amazon.

Book one

Book one

Enter the Goodreads giveaway to win one of SEVEN signed copies of OPALESCENT…

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Opalescent by Sarah Elle Emm

Opalescent

by Sarah Elle Emm

Giveaway ends March 06, 2013.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

Enter to win

 

Prismatic Book Trailer

Check out the book trailer for my young-adult fantasy, PrismaticThis is book one in the Harmony Run Series, published by Winter Goose Publishing.  The sequel to Prismatic, Opalescent, is scheduled for release this February 2013Prismatic is available in e-books and paperback at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and the Sanibel Island Bookshop.  Hope you enjoy the trailer!

~Sarah 🙂

A Fly on the Wall

I’d like to welcome a guest blogger to My Name is Sarah for this week’s post. H.H. Fly, (Head Household Fly, from The Sanctuary, Sanibel Island) is known for his keen observations and insights into human behavior and has devoted his life to the study from his spot on the wall, obtaining the prestigious status of Head Household Fly due to his lifelong commitment to his research.  As always, thanks for stopping by my blog, and leave me a note in the comment section.  Thank you, H.H. Fly, for this week’s post.  (I needed a break!)

Love always,

Sarah

A fly on the wall’s journal, week one of new residents…

A most troubled group of humans has moved into my house, and I fear the worst.  The tallest female amongst them seriously concerns me.  (The short females, of which there are two, spend most of their time pretending to be fairies or pirates, which would concern me more were it not for the undoubtedly neurotic female, who appears to be responsible for the shorter ones.)  Prior to their move-in, as Head Household Fly, I met with the welcoming committee, and we planned a most detailed and royal welcome for our new tenants.  We wanted to welcome them with open arms, (well, legs, and some of us have many more than others,) but besides that, we love a chance to entertain.

Day one:

Unfortunately, the new humans were so busy unpacking and rearranging, they did not notice Fred and Ginger, the dancing frog and gecko duo, who so gracefully performed the Viennese Waltz on the living room mantel upon their arrival.  Let down by the humans lack of interest in their performance, I spent the next eight hours attempting to calm Fred and Ginger down and reassure them of their superior showmanship and talents.

Day two:

Determined to overcome our small setback, we rolled out the red carpet and had Damion the scorpion and his partner, Sorsha, prepared to dance the Argentine Tango in the laundry room for the tallest female, who I will from this point on refer to as, the unstable one.  Sadly, one of the humans must have stomped on poor Damion on their rush from the garage to the laundry room, and Damion, well, let’s just say Damion’s dancing days are over.  Sorsha, overcome with sadness at the loss of her dancing partner, fled to her dressing room. Upon discovery of Damion’s lifeless limbs in the middle of the garage, the unstable one immediately began shouting obscenities and pointing her index finger at her mate, a taller, quiet human. This struck me as an odd reaction to Damion’s passing, but I reminded myself the new humans are from out of state, and perhaps their burial customs are different than the ones we are accustomed to in southwest Florida.  I was counting on the quiet male human to calm the unstable one down; however, he muttered an obscenity himself, before sweeping Damion into a dustpan and throwing him into the trash. That was most indecent of him, I assure you, and the committee and I spent the remainder of the night retrieving Damion’s lifeless body from the endless depths of the garbage can, before at last carrying the poor fellow to our pond side graveyard by the royal palm trees.  It was such a tremendous undertaking we had to enlist the help of our neighbors, from the adjoining duplex.  Normally, we wouldn’t even bother them for a teaspoon of sugar, but desperate times…as they say. Sorsha somehow managed to pry herself away from her chambers for the ceremony.

Day three:

Before the humans awoke, the committee and I met, and though Suzette the slithery snake suggested we hold off as our efforts were going unnoticed and with the untimely death of Damion, majority ruled to remain on course with our plans.  The unstable one awoke quite anxious, and spent a great deal of time pacing in front of the dining room window overlooking the pond.  She referred to it as Alligator Lagoon, and I heard her warning the short females they were not allowed to play by the water.  It appeared she was trying to catch a glimpse of one of the alligators, so this pleased the committee tremendously. After all, Alexander the Alligator had been practicing his welcoming performance for days. Of course, he wasn’t set to perform until day four, and we were determined to stick to our schedule.

Sorsha wasn’t exactly thrilled about performing solo, but fueled by her passion for Damion, she decided to do her Flamenco dance as a tribute.  Unfortunately, moments before show time, the unstable one discovered Sorsha waiting backstage, where she was getting a final makeup check in the kitchen dishwasher, and she had a most disturbing reaction.  She began some sort of tap dance, immediately phoned her mate, and she informed him in a very frantic manner of the discovery of Sorsha. Uncomfortable with the high level of alarm and panic in the unstable female’s voice, Sorsha immediately fled to her dressing room and refused to go on.

The unstable one paced back and forth for the next hour, consuming an extraordinary high amount of chocolate and complaining on her phone to anyone who would listen.  Apparently, of all of the places she had lived before moving to our sanctuary, she had never seen a scorpion before, and for some reason, she found them revolting.  Rather than hurt Sorsha’s feelings further, I asked the committee to keep this information to themselves.  Sorsha has been dealing with enough as it is.

Suddenly, the doorbell rang, and the unstable one opened the door in a hurry.  She visibly sighed, and I couldn’t believe what happened next. How could she do this to us? Maybe, she wasn’t going to let him in. Perhaps, he had the wrong address. Unfortunately, my worst fears were confirmed as she let the overly excited pest control human inside our home, and he immediately began spraying poison and looking for scorpions. He informed the unstable one he wanted to capture a live scorpion to take back to his home for imprisonment. Immediately, my fellow committee members and I fled to Sorsha’s side, and we evacuated her through our secret underground security tunnel.  There was no time for Sorsha to pack up her belongings, but she understood that her safety was most important with Tommy, AKA Dr. Death, in our domain.  It turns out, Dr. Death was not looking for Sorsha only.  Many of my comrades were forced into hiding.  The strange man appeared greedy and overly excited about his death mission.  Clearly, the human has ingested too many of those toxic chemicals he so eagerly spread about our home.  After he left, an eerie silence prevailed throughout our once happy home, and I flew around to survey the damage and organize rescue missions for any of the survivors.  The ghost ants were the only ones who didn’t need to evacuate.  Nothing can kill them.  They are most fierce.

That night, the committee held an emergency session and debated over day four plans.  Alexander was ready to go on, despite the loss of lives and the unexpected hostility of our new tenants.

Day four:

As the morning began, the unstable one walked hesitantly throughout the home, always looking at the floor, the walls, and out the window.  She tiptoed everywhere she went and stood unnaturally far away from the countertops and drawers of the kitchen as she removed items.  If she thought she might see Sorsha, she was wrong.  Sorsha has taken refuge with the neighbors until Dr. Death’s dangerous chemicals wear off, which eventually they will.

When Alexander began his show by swimming in full view from one end of the pond to the other, I thought I would fall off of my spot on the wall for the first time in my life.  Such a start that neurotic female gave me with her crazed yelling.  She had appeared deceptively under-caffeinated and slow the entire morning, but when Alexander began his swim, she ran nearly as fast as my fellow committee member, Patricia Panther, when Patricia is on the hunt.  She ran up the stairs, taking four steps at a time, pushing buttons on her cell phone as she ran.  I heard her yell into the phone that there was a big *@& alligator swimming in the lake and that it was much bigger than four feet before screaming another obscenity and then hanging up her phone.  At this point, I didn’t feel the need to observe from the wall anymore.  I could have been sitting on the unstable one’s shoulder, and she wouldn’t have noticed me.  I followed close behind her and watched as she snapped photo after photo with her cell phone, cursing loudly the entire time, muttering her mate’s first and last name, over and over again as she took pictures.  “Why don’t I have a real camera with a zoom?!” she yelled.

The committee was finally pleased with our efforts to entertain the new tenants.  Why would the woman have been snapping so many photos of Alexander if she wasn’t truly entertained?  Deciding to put Alexander on the line up again, we asked him to perform day five as well.  Clearly, he was one of our strongest acts.  Patricia and Suzette were disappointed to have to postpone their acts, but they agreed nonetheless.

Day five:

The tenants were gone a lot, and Alexander decided to do some sunbathing while he waited for show time. However, upon returning home and discovering Alexander sitting on the side of pond, the unstable one yelled louder than any of the previous times, and the entire house watched in horror as she ran for her cell phone, made yet another frantic phone call, and began taking pictures of Alexander merely lying in the sun.  Alexander decided to postpone the show.  Clearly, the female had soaked up too many UV rays at the beach earlier that day, and we agreed she was not ready for his entire act.

Day six:

The committee voted to monitor the humans’ behavior before any more acts go on.  This is a strange breed of humans.  The unstable one is disturbingly jittery.  Today, when her mate walked into a room she was picking up in and they nearly collided, she screamed so violently, we were sure that Suzette or Patricia had already started their acts.  She spends a lot of time running back and forth between her computer, where she types in a frenzy, and her coffee pot, where she consumes cup after cup of caffeine.  Periodically, she turns up her music to an unnecessary high volume and dances like a maniac across the kitchen floor.  I am certain a medical professional would advise her to cut back on her caffeine intake. When golfers go near Alexander’s favorite sunbathing spot on the edge of the pond to look for lost golf balls, the unstable one yells, “Dead Golfer Walking!”  When ducks or birds dive into the lake to cool off, she yells, “Get out of the lake!  Fly, fly away!”  Frankly, her behavior is most disturbing.

Mid morning of day six things got rather chaotic.  Evidently, word never got out to Sammy Snake, one of our neighborhood friends, about the new tenant situation, and on his habitual morning slither, the unstable one spotted him from her upstairs window.  What she was doing looking out of her window in her bath towel, alone, instead of getting dressed right away like a normal human would have after a shower I didn’t even try to figure out.  The woman is clearly unbalanced.  She screamed snake at the top of her lungs and took off with panther like stealth down the stairs of the home, through the kitchen, where she grabbed her cell phone, and was out the patio doors towards Sammy Snake in seconds.  Before she could turn the photo feature of her cell on, Sammy escaped, and she stood panting heavily on the edge of the pool, barefoot in her bath towel as the neighbors’ landscaper looked on in anxious wonder.  The quiet mate appeared seconds later with a rake in his hand.

“What are you going to do with that?” she asked him.

“I’m going to move the snake.  That’s a little too close for comfort.”

“What are you doing?” he asked the unstable one.  (I was a little curious myself, so I flew closer.)

“I wanted to get a picture of the snake, but it disappeared.”

“Are you going to stand outside all day in your bath towel?”

“Just a few minutes more. I want a picture of that snake.”

Day seven:

The committee is trying to get word to Bo-Bo the Black Bear about cancelling his performance before he wanders back home again.  He was away this week entertaining tourists near the light house, but he’ll be back soon. We fear the unstable one is not ready to meet Bo-Bo.  She might scare the fish out of the lake if she screams like that again.  And this is The Sanctuary after all.  We like it quiet here.  If we can not learn to coincide peacefully with these new tenants, we will be forced to evacuate them.  If won’t be a pretty process, and much unnecessary screaming will certainly escape from the unstable one should we have to initiate this emergency plan, but we must do what we must do to preserve our habitat…

~This is H.H. Fly, (Head Household Fly,) from The Sanctuary on Sanibel Island, signing off…

Damien before his last performance.

Damion before his last performance.

(*Note: This was originally posted summer 2012 on My Name is Sarah; Welcome to My Name is Sarah’s new site!)