Blue Harvest Creative Announces New Publishing Division BHC Press — Blue Harvest Creative

Blue Harvest Creative is pleased to announce their new publishing division BHC Press. Defining where we fit into the publishing industry is difficult as we do not fit into the traditional (Big Five), partnered, subsidy, digital-only, hybrid, vanity, or self-publishing business models. We’ve developed an innovative and new publishing philosophy, which we refer to […]

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Man, it has been quiet around here…

SORRY for how hush hush I’ve been for a while now.  Life is so unpredictable, right?  We made a huge move back to the south, starting new jobs, and getting settled in our new house.  Everything has been NUTS, but it is finally starting to calm down as we get into a routine and managing the chaos.

In the midst of the chaos, I have been working on my newest book, Summer Seventeen & You, that will release October 22, 2016.  GET PUMPED!

Summer Seventeen & You

Blurb:

He took my boyfriend’s desired position on the baseball team.  That was his first mistake.  Then, after his parents died, he moved in with his brother across the street from me.  That was okay until my dad hired him to clean the pool.  I had to set boundaries.  My heart belonged to Logan Hart.  But when everyone left for the summer, I got bored, and Elliot Shaw was interesting. I questioned everything about me after Elliot and I became friends.  Everything that I thought mattered didn’t anymore, and life started to have a different meaning.  But, with Logan’s return from summer vacation, Elliot Shaw had to become my best kept secret.  I was never supposed to fall in love with him.

Love stories are supposed to be happy.  Your stomach does flip flops, your heart beats faster, and you react to life differently.  Life is happier.  But that isn’t this story.  This story is messy and haunting.  I didn’t want to let Elliot Shaw break down my walls.  I didn’t want him to see the demons that lurked behind them. I didn’t want to see his demons either.

But…

We let each other in, and there was no turning back, even when I begged him to forget about me.  

This isn’t a fairytale about a prince coming to save me.  When you begin to read the pages of my story, don’t say I didn’t warn you.  

~ Samantha Scott

I hope all of you are having a wonderful summer!  More updates will be coming about the new release!  Have a great week!

 

My Interview with Micalea Smeltzer

Have you ever read a book that made you feel all the feels and motivated you to step out of your own comfort zone?  I believe that many authors have the ability to speak to someone through their made up stories and to me, that is magic.  I have always written YA Fantasy and never dreamed I could dive into the world of YA Contemporary Romance.  I thought I’d write boring stories that had no magic.  Well, that was until I read the Willow Creek series by Micalea Smeltzer.   She made characters so believable with real issues that would either make or break them.   Micalea made me realize that all of those ordinary yet not-so-ordinary stories I had brewing in my mind could be told and loved.  I love every single one of the stories Micalea tells and she has become one of my favorite authors who inspires me.

I am so excited to introduce you to Micalea and to learn a little bit more about her!  If you haven’t read her work, go do it now!   You won’t be disappointed!

And now for the interview…

Do you have a specific writing style?

Micalea:  I think my books are usually pretty detailed. I like to “paint a picture” of everything because I see the story so clearly in my mind. I also like to build my side characters so that the focus of the story isn’t always on the main couple. A lot of times the friends or family in a story can end up being my favorite character.

Do you ever get writers block and if so, how do you get past it?

Micalea:  Writer’s block is the worst. I usually do one of two things, either keep writing or step away for a little while to clear my head. Completely opposite things to do, I know, but it depends on the book and how stuck I am. Sometimes I need to keep moving forward and get past whatever’s bothering me and other times my brain is just quiet and I have to wait for the characters to speak to me again.

Do you see writing as a career?

Micalea:  I’m very blessed to have writing as my full time job. So much more goes into it than just writing though. I spend most of my time marketing vs. writing—sometimes I think I’d have more free time if I worked a regular job! Haha! But I love it.

What are your current projects?

Micalea:   Right now I’m working on The Game That Breaks Us and I have a few more things up my sleeve over the next few months. More books and maybe taking over the world while I’m at it. 😉

Are there any new authors that have grasped your interest?

Micalea:   Molly E. Lee! I loved Edge of Chaos.

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Micalea is giving away an eBook copy of The Lies That Define Us 

To enter, simply comment on this blog post and a winner will be chosen Friday 4/15/16!!

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Blurb: 

Ariella Geller is on the run from some very bad people and Liam Wade doesn’t know what he’s running from.

Freedom has been an elusive dream for Ari, but when her chance for escape comes, she takes it. She finds herself in California and forced to accept help from strangers in order to stay off the streets and avoid being found by those she ran from.

Liam Wade is sick of living in the shadow of his famous father. All he wants is to make a name for himself as a professional surfer, but it’s impossible when the media focuses on every other aspect of his life. All he wants is respect, a chance to prove himself, but when it never comes he finds himself running and hiding from the ones who love him the most.

When their paths collide Ari and Liam are forced to confront their demons, and in the process they just might find a reason to stop running.

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Surviving Divorce as a Teen

I’m the product of a divorced family.  It’s something I rarely talk about and usually don’t think about it anymore.  However, when writing my latest young adult novel, Anything Goes on a Friday Night, divorce is a huge part of the plot.  It brought back a lot of the struggles I faced and have since forgotten about.  I felt like it’d be beneficial for me to discuss how it can affect teens and how teens can overcome the heart wrenching shock that comes with the new changes.

I remember the day I found my parents were separating.  I felt like someone had died.  I remember thinking, what does this mean for me?  Do they even care how this is affecting me?  Will I have to move?  And oh crap, what will I do if they re-marry?  I felt like my world was turned upside down.

I felt…

Uprooted.

Anxious.

Scared.

Depressed.

My parents who were once so in love were not in love anymore.  I couldn’t wrap my mind around how after almost 20 years of marriage, they just didn’t want to be together anymore.

The moment I learned that I would have to move crushed me.  I had friends.  I had a life in a town that was no longer my hometown.  It was stolen from me by two people who couldn’t work it out.  That’s how my mind perceived it then, but now I know better.  Their intention wasn’t to hurt me, but at the time, it was scary.  I had to go to a new school and make new friends while hurting so deeply inside.  I felt torn between two households and everything felt so out of whack.

I was embarrassed.  All of my friend’s parents were together, but I was “that kid” that lived in a house with one parent.  And then I gained a step-mom.  That threw me into a world of more chaos.  I didn’t understand how my dad could love someone other than my mom.

I remember going through the motions and that was it.  I smiled when I thought it was appropriate but not because I wanted to.  I was so unhappy and confused.

But…

There’s always a but…

Things got better.  So. Much. Better.  When I thought my life could never be good again, it did.  What made the difference?  Me.  I chose to be happy.  I chose to be me without the baggage of my parents’ divorce.  They had to do what made them happy and so did I.

Teens already live a chaotic and dramatic life.  When something such as divorce becomes a reality for them, it adds to the chaos.  My best advice for teens going through divorce is to give special attention to their own priorities.  Remember that the divorce isn’t your fault and your parents made that decision to better themselves not because you did anything wrong.  Focus on your health, education, hobbies, friends, and mental well-being.

YOU choose to be happy.  No one else can choose that for you.  Divorce hurts, but making the best of the situation and focusing on YOU can be the light that will lead you through the darkness.

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Anything Goes on a Friday Night – Cover Reveal

Blurb:

Seventeen-year-old Elena lived a vibrant life with a great boyfriend and great friends. Little did she know that turning in her pom-poms was the least of the changes she would experience in the upcoming year. Life-changing, heart-shattering circumstances would soon cause her happy life to crumble right in front of her.

The once fun-loving Elena retreated into herself, finding it easier to push people out than chance more heartache. Just when she figured out how to keep herself busy enough to ignore the imperfections of her life, Finn Kerr showed up with one mission: to prove that life could be more than disappointment and betrayal. Life could be fun and exciting. Life could be unexpected. Life could be forgiving.

 

COVER:

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