Gathering Storm was approved for TCK Pub Reader's Choice Award

I am so stoked. 
I submitted Gathering Storm for TCK Publishing's Reader's Choice Award.  Not all submissions are accepted and must go through an approval process with TCK Publishing's review panel.
I didn't want to hope too much. Panels are tough. They're supposed to be. So, imagine my surprise when I got the notice that Gathering Storm was approved. Boom! Happy dance :)
This is the first book contest I've entered. I'm a chicken butt when it comes to these kinds of things. But, I don't know. I was drawn to this one. Take a chance, it called to me.
What the heck, right?
Can you take a moment to vote for me? Gathering Storm is listed under Fantasy Books.
VOTE for Gathering Storm

Meet and Greet at The Kindle Book Review

When: 9/1/17 - 9/30/17
Where: The Kindle Book Review
What: Contest to win some fab prizes
Enter everyday to increase your chances of winning. Lots of free books and specially sale priced books. Share the love. Have FUN!
Click here to learn more info
Ay chihuahua! I'm a little late posting about the Fight Like a Girl giveaway.
This giveaway is being hosted at BookFunnel and the organizer is awesome! (Not me, lol!) The organizer is Richard Parry and he's a cool dude. (I downloaded his book too.)

Of course, I'm in this giveaway, but that's not the point.

There are some great authors involved in this giveaway, but you gotta hurry if you want in. The Fight Like a Girl giveaway, ends tomorrow 7/23/17.

Click here for the books page.

Midsummer Fantasy Reads Giveaway

Yes, I am at it again :)
I've joined up with another group of incredible authors to deliver some fantastic books for you to read. 
The Midsummer Fantasy Reads Giveaway is live and active and you should see all the magical books that are available in this line-up.  You pick your books and the authors deliver to your inbox. 
Pretty easy huh?
If you'd like to check out this giveaway, click the link below.
Midsummer Fantasy Reads
Go on. Find your new favorite author :)
Enjoy and happy reading. ~Cecily

Oh my goodness! I am so excited! I got a 5-star review from for DARK SKIES.
If you'd like to check out the review, here's the link.
Dark Skies only has one review on Amazon right now.  So, I was super nervous about submitting this book to a professional/editorial company.   Good reviews are never a guarantee when authors submit for book reviews, we have to take the good with the bad.
Imagine my relief when I saw the 5-stars!  If I could do cartwheels, I would have been doing some.
I can breathe again. LOL!
If you'd like to get a free copy of Dark Skies, visit my other site:

May is an awesome month for giveaways!
I'm very excited to share these two MEGA HUGE giveaways with you. Between the two, there are over 200 authors participating.
Be sure to check these out before time runs out.
Have fun!

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My 1st newsletter is live!

Choose Your Path Newsletter  Issue 1  is live!!

I am so excited about this. It's my first endeavor with newsletters and to be honest I don't know whether I produced it correctly, but I love what I'm sharing with you and I hope you do too!
Here's a tip for writers. I share this tip because this newsletter process brought out a lot of fears in me. As writers, we are creators. Words are our paint and our melody. And because we create with our hearts, publishing anything is often scary and nerve wracking. We want people to love our work or at least like it. 
We fear those trolls who bash writers and authors for no good reason. 
We fear because our hearts are on the line. We are not robots. When the words flow, they are a beautiful combination of love and inspiration and that's what we put out there. We hope that people will fall in love with all our work.But to soften the blow, we also tell ourselves ahead of time that not everyone will like our work. 
It's a deli…