You Ain’t Never Met a *Witch* Like Me

Or, something bruja this way comes. 

I have a new book deal. I won’t tell you all the details yet. But this is the most important part: 

Zoraida Cordova’s ENCANTRIX, in which a teen girl in family of powerful Brujas, accidentally banishes them in a bid to avoid her own magical destiny, then ventures into the otherworldly land of Los Lagos to save them, with the mysterious but alluring Nova as her guide, who seems to have an agenda all his own, to Aubrey Poole at Sourcebooks Fire, by Adrienne Rosado of Nancy Yost Literary Agency. (World English)

Time for a gif., image, and video hint – party.

The Vast & Brutal Sea Blog Tour!

The blog tour is here! Keep track of all guest posts and reviews for the 3rd and final installment of The Vicious Deep Trilogy!

But first…check out the book trailer! 

Blog Tour Stops

June 16th – Review – Doctor’s Notes
June 17th – Review – & Dream Casting! Sarah @ Catching Books
June 18th – Review – Bo-ok Nerd Canada
June 20th – Q&A – Burning Impossibly Bright
June 21st – Review + Q&A Seeing Double in Neverland
June 23rd – Review – Jess @ Step Into Fiction
June 24th – Review – In Bed with Books
                – Guest Post on Supporting Characters – In Bed with Books 
                – Review – Sarah @ Ink Bitten
June 25th – Q&A w/ Twinja Book Reviews
June 26th – IT’S MY BIRTHDAY!
June 27th – Q& A  – Wake Up @ 7 Blog
June 30th – Mermaids at Latinos in Kid Lit
July 1st – LAUNCH DAY!!!
             – Q&A w/ Chapter by Chapter
July 2nd – Review @ Bumbles and Fairy-tales
July 3rd – Review and Q&A w/ Scott Reads It
July 4th – Review and Q&A w/ Ohana Reads

adding more every week!

Don’t forget to order your copy of The Vast & Brutal Sea for a chance to win prizes!

Buy links:
Indie Bound * B&N * Kobo * Books of Wonder

How the giveaway works:

All you have to do is order The Vast & Brutal Sea OR order the The Savage Blue from now until July 8th and you’re entered into the contest! 

After that everything else is bonus points (Tweets, Likes, and shares). Just remember to save your receipt to claim your prize! International. For full list of prizes go here <–


Trident with a garter! I doubled it up and put it around my arm, but it goes around the thigh. #badassmermaid

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Pre-order The Vast & Brutal Sea!

Or, look at all the shine prizes!

This is the end, guys. Tristan’s journey comes to a close with The Vast & Brutal Sea. Help me celebrate it with a bang!

Here’s how it works, from now until JULY 8th, you have the opportunity to win LOADS of mermish prizes! As the month goes on, I’ll add more things.

#1 – Order The Vast & Brutal Sea OR The Savage Blue .
#2 – Fill out the Rafflecopter below
#3 – Save your receipt to claim your prize!

B&N * Indie Bound * Kobo *


For starters here goes:

1. An annotated copy of The Vicious Deep OR The Savage Blue. Take your pick!  The. Will. Be. Doodles. (1 winner)

2. How badass will you be wearing the Trident of the Skies around your neck? (1 winner)

3. THREE winners will receive a quartz charm! (Look at my crooked pinky!)

4. 5/31/14: A 30 minutes Skype session with ME! We can talk about the weather, writing, Orlando Bloom’s face, more writing, your favorite color, life, cupcakes. I can even show you how to do mermaid make-up. LOOK, I’M SO NICE.

5. Mermaid charms! Aren’t they pretty?

6. #Badassmermaid trident on a garter

And that’s just the start. I’ll be adding some more goodies as the weeks roll by.

Here is a sharable Instagram photo. Just hashtag #TeamMermaidContest

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Book News!

Or, book babies in the works!

Thanks to my wonderful agent, I’m joining the New Adult contemporary romance writers of the world. I feel like a lot of the stories I wrote in college would now be considered NA. Back then (and I mean like four years ago) my short stories about 20 something year old girls wandering through life looking for the proverbial meaning of love, happiness, success… Yeah, those stories didn’t get such a good reception. Not highbrow enough. Not quite a good fit in the market. But now the market is changing and changing some more. I can’t wait to show you these stories.

Write on like,

Sign Up For The Vast & Brutal Sea Blog Tour!

Or, it comes out in two months OMGGGGGGG.

The Vast & Brutal Sea comes out July 1st. It is the third and final installment in The Vicious Deep Trilogy. If you haven’t seen the covers together, here they are again.

This means it’s blog tour time! Bookmarks, giveaways, and all things under the sea! If you’d like to take part of the festivities, fill out the form below. Book bloggers, BookTubers, and mermaid enthusiasts are all welcome. The blog tour will kick off July 1st and go on for three weeks. Sign up is on going…


While I can only provide ARCs through NetGalley, I have ONE ARC of V&BS up for grabs! The first 30 entries for the blog tour will be put in a raffle. One lucky blogger/booktuber gets it. Easy peasy. Warning, I’ve been cuddling with them, so it might smell like my shampoo. Please make sure you click on the *Review* box in the form below so I know you plan on, well, reviewing it.

Happy Hunger G—
I mean, Happy Entering? Blog Touring?

Just Happy Like,


I seriously love this cover. So much goodness. Can’t wait to read!

Add to Goodreads! One Broke Girl (Edgewood Falls #1) by Rhonda Helms
Publication date: April 2014
Genres: Contemporary, Romance

Anna Parker’s life disintegrates with one phone call. Her dad’s selling their ritzy New York City condo because her Wall Street banker mom emptied their bank account and ran off with another man. Which means Anna has to drop out of her elite college and move with Dad back to their small Ohio hometown. Anna’s determined to reclaim her life ASAP, so she’ll use the next few months to save money, help Dad get back on his feet, and find and confront her mom.

But Anna doesn’t anticipate things going so wrong. The only job she can get is working as a lunch lady in an elementary school. Their money-pit duplex is falling apart around their feet. And her dad is depressed without her mom, who’s proving hard to find.

One bright spot in the chaos is Gavin Metcalf, a kindergarten teacher she dated when they were young teens. With his easy wit and sexy smiles, he makes her forget her stresses—and the fact that her boyfriend Steven back in New York doesn’t know the truth yet about her dire circumstances. When past and present collide, Anna has to decide where her future lies…


Rhonda Helms started writing several years ago. She has a Master’s degree in English and a Bachelor’s degree in Creative Writing. She also edits for Carina Press (an imprint of Harlequin Publishing) and freelance edits.

When she isn’t writing, she likes to do amateur photography, dig her toes into the sand, read for hours at a time, and eat scads of cheese. WAY too much cheese.

Rhonda lives in Northeast Ohio with her family.

For more information on the author and her works, see the links below