Countdown to Release!! Before!!

Monday, November 14, 2011
It's here! It's here! It's here! It's here!

And NO I am not talking about spiders in the bed or rats in the house - that would be a whole other kind of screaming.

I am talking about the release of my very first Short Story!!!!!!!! Friday is the day. I am so excited I might pee my pants! But don't worry I won't do it til after this post - but you might when you see what I have for you today!

So for any of you who have been living under a rock and don't know what the heck I am talking about here is the cover for Friday's release:

But let's get to the goods. Cause that's why your here, right? It's why I'm here and i'm not even eligable to win! *pouts*
I have not one but two fantastic gift packages for you to win. To enter the giveaway all you have to do is leave a comment for me below AND... yes there is more... wait for it.... tell me about your first crush. You don't have to give me details - unless you want to *wags eyebrows* - it could be a name or a story or anything! Why am I making you do this? Because I love you. AND because Heven is in High School she has a hottie hot crush in the book. Soooo, hence, therefore I want to know about your crush. It doesn't have to be your first crush it could be any.
Note: Don't tell me about a guy that sits in the next cubicle at your work and talks to himself all say - about himself - in the third person. IF i hear that story you will be disqualified. I mean gross.

I will announce the winner here, on release day... which is this Friday the 18th. (Breaking Dawn... yes its coming out but you know you will wait in line. Download this Ebook and read it in line! If you take a picture and send it to me, I will post for all the world to see.)

Package 1:
A Beauty Box. Get Heven's look.
Here you can get two looks. The first look is the "innocent" - she isn't really innocent look. Rock the look with pale gold shadows, shimmer powder, pale pink lips and glittery gold fingertips. (don't forget the clear coat!)
THEN bust out of the good girl look and go out for a night on the town.
Swap the shadow for the pink and black sparkly shadow and the subdued golden polish for the super awesome glittery bright pink!

I suggest that with this beauty package this might happen to you: (And you'll like it!)

Note: No make - up was harmed in the making of that video - at least I hope not!

Package 2:
An 11X14 Poster of the Cover and a Free Ecopy from Smashwords.
This is the poster. Close your eyes and imagine how pretty the Ebook will be! I will be autographing this poster before I mail it. (Unless the winner decides that my handwriting will ruin the pretty picture).


Because of shipping rates I cannot mail these packages to International Entires SO what i am going to do is pick one of my internationl entries and giveaway a Ebook. SO if you are in another country make note of that in your post below and I will draw between my friends abroad for a Free Ebook.

So thats kind of like I have 3 giveaways going on right now!!! Showin the love to my Peeps! :)

And that comcludes the free stuff! Don't forget to leave your comment below to enter and tell me about your crush. You can tell me which package you prefer but I can't garuntee its the one you will get. = No fighting over the make - up!! If no one wants my Ebook I will cry and go hide in a corner. Please drop back by on thurday the 17th and I will have another delightful post and it will be 1 day til release. Then on Friday please come by and help me celebrate this release! Not only will I announce the winner but... I will be giving everyone a First Peak at the Masquerade Book Trailer!! I am also hosting a guest review by my new friend and awesome reviewer: Lila (

Her review of Before is so so fabulous I had to share it. There are pictures and everything! Its a must see.

So thats it peeps! Enjoy the gifts and the fun this week.

And a quick shout out to everyone who is being so supportive of me and my publishing journey. This is the first of many awesome giveaways that I will be hosting thru December. Why? Because you have given so much to me, I want to give something back to you.



  1. Jenn said...:

    First off, I am NOT waiting in line for Breaking Dawn nor am I buying it, I will wait till it is free on cable and there is sports on cause Meyer totally ruined the books for me with these movies.
    ANYWAYS! now that my midnight rant is over ON TO THE CONTEST!!!
    I have had many a crush and not many have ended very well.
    But in staying with the positive vibe of the blog, I will share with you a good one.
    I had a HUGE crush on this guy in middle school all the way through Jr. High.
    He was considered the HOT class clown.
    I loved this guy even though he teased me incessantly.
    We would sit in Math class together and talk smack about our witch of a math teacher.
    This would earn us detentions together. (surprised?).
    Well, in detention one day, he carved this beautiful flaming heart into the desk.
    Seriously, this guy was AWESOME he could draw and apparently carve like no ones business.
    I asked him what the heart was for, and he said me.
    Totally killer right?
    I was shocked to say the least cause I thought he kinda hated me.
    He was seriously one of the sweetest guys I ever dated but I ended up moving and we had to break up cause I was only 15.
    About that desk, we blamed it on someone else so he wouldn't get into any trouble.
    Hey! The teacher should've been paying attention.
    I wonder if that desk is still around or ever met its maker......

  1. Midnight said...:

    Firstly, congratulations for Before releasing on Friday! :D
    The cover of Before is totally gorgeous (love the design!) and the blurb got me wanting for more!

    And well, I'm thinking this giveaway isn't open internationally (if yes count me in!) but here's my (pathetic) history with my crush ^^
    I'm not sure when my first crush happen (trust me, there has been too many times) but there's this one guy who I've had my eyes on for a long time.
    Well he was my classmate when we were in middle school/high school (I'm not sure what that's called but we were 15).
    And, I don't know!
    He's just really good-looking (yes I might be kinda shallow) and well, mysterious and strong and smart and haiz..
    So graduation marks the end of my crush, although it didn't stop me from thinking of him every so often ;)

    So yeah, congrats for Before once again and, can't wait to see the trailer for Masquerade!

    And omg Jenn I'm so freaking jealous of you :(
    My crushes never turned out well T.T

  1. Weirdly, I don't really have many, if any, crushes. I have always focused soley on school, as dorky as that sounds. I don't think I have anything embarrassing concerning any possible crushes either. Thank you for the awesome giveaway and congratulations :) edysicecreamlover18@gmailDOTcom

  1. Cambria said...:

    Jenn- you have always got a story for me girl!! Lol!
    Midnight- loved that story. I'm sorry i wasnt clear Bout the international peeps that might enter - it was super late when I posted!! LoL!! Due to shipping rates I can't ship the packages but i will offer an extra Ebook up for my international friends. So you are entered for that! :)
    I will add that above to let everyone know. Thanks!
    Krystal- nothing wrong with studying and school! When the right xrush does come along - stop by and tell us about it!!! Lol!

    Thanks everyone!!! :)

  1. First off, I am not here for the giveaway. I read and loved the book so now it's time for someone else to read it too.
    I actually want to share my first crush story. It's nothing special but I really like it. And of course is totally innocent, nothing ever happened, I was only 8-9 years old. But here it is.
    It was summer and he was the new kid in town, cool right? Well that was the summer that my friends and I were bike-crazy (I'm talking about bicycles of course), so we were 6-7 kids and we were playing at a neighborhood than didn't have many houses at the time, we were specifically playing in a plot filled with grass and one huge tree. So he had just moved close by and we had so much fun together... We when to a "Haunted" house mision and adopted a dog, that later the owner made us return...:P anyways, I really loved the place and I really liked him too, yeap, I still remember his name.
    I know it's not much of a first crush story but I still love the place I used to play that summer. Last year, when I wasn't so good, I was walking around my house and ended up the. There is still not a building at the plot, and it's like the only unbuild place there, I was really glad and actually sat there for a while remembering all those good times.
    Now that I see it in writing, I think that my first crush wasn't really the boy but the plot... :P
    Anyways, thats my story!

  1. Midnight said...:

    Thank you so much for offering an extra e-book of Before to international peeps! :D
    Anddd I love the idea that you asked for a first crush story in exchange for entry to your giveaway!
    I'm so gonna stalk this post everyday xD

  1. Dranea said...:

    Oh my...My very first crush was on Rio from Jem and the Holograms...I kid you NOT, that purple hair and that sweet attitude had me watching Jem every chance I got...well that and the fashion tips that have carried me through to this very day! Then dude, Riot, came in and tried to take Jem from Rio...I was soo mad at him!

    But that is my first crush, nothing too exciting, but it's me. LOL

    LOVE your giveaways!!

  1. Sooo exciting and such an AWESOME trailer :0)

  1. Anonymous said...:

    Congrats Cambria!!!

    Okay, about my first crush, it was in elementary school I was head over heels for the cute neighbor boy! When I found out he was moving away, I took my mom's camera to our bus stop and took a picture of him so that I would always remember him! That was (sigh) 30 years ago and I still have the photo! Shh, don't tell my hubby! : )

    Anyway, my daughter's birthday is Friday - she'll be 8! Lot's to celebrate this Friday for both of us! Can't wait to see the trailer for Masquerade! Best of luck to you girl!!!

    Jan Fischer Wade

  1. Jenn said...:

    Wow! These are awesome comments!!!
    Midnight, most of my crushes ended badly I was usually second choice or too much like a "sister" sigh.
    Cam- I'm so full of stories that I forget till you make me remember them with great questions like this!
    Amy- I sooooooo loved Jem! Had the doll with the light up earrings and everything!
    Jan- totally sweet story!

  1. Cambria said...:

    I am loving all these comments today!! Such great crushes!!
    Midnight- stalk away girl!!! Lol.

    So glad everyone is having fun!!

  1. Heidi said...:

    I am totally going to date myself here but I remember my first crush occurred when I was about five. I fell in love with Nicholas from the tv show Eight is Enough. I remember asking my mom if people on tv were real and I can even remember dreaming about him... well to make sure I had good taste when I was a kid I just googled him....
    Here is what he looks like now and then

  1. Lila said...:

    Oh,, I'm sooooooo happy :)
    Can't wait to see my review here.
    I feel like a famous person or something.
    I guess now I'll have to look out for the paparazzi LoL

    Congrats Cambria. It's a honor to be your friend. You are fabulous!!!!!


    PS.: if I move to USA can I have the make up? LoL

  1. Katy S said...:

    My first "real-person" crush was when I was in 6th grade. I finally got up the nerve to ask him if he wanted to go steady, but he turned me down. I was crushed. To make matters worse, later on he made a comment about how so many girls wanted to go out with him (listing my name) and therefore he must be pretty cool. *sigh* Anyway, would love to win an e-book!!

  1. Cambria said...:

    Lila- i will make one of the giveaways i do for Masquerade international! And u know what? That makeup might come in handy for those paparazzi stalking you!! Lol.

    Katy- thanks for entering and Katy!- that crush just a drooling boy!!! He would have been lucky to have been in your company!

  1. Yay, congratulations, how exciting! And the cover is gorgeous by the way!

    Ok, first crush *blushes* was actually twins who went to my church. You know, when I was supposed to be praying, getting closer to God and all that, I was actually oogling the boys a few isles over. One had beautiful copper hair, the other dirty blond, and I flip flopped all the time which I thought was cuter. Eventually I decided I would gladly kiss either one. But of course that never happened, and after a while my crushing moved onto someone else lol.

    Congrats again!

  1. Mysti said...:

    My first crush--would the posters of Jordan Knight and Kirk Cameron that plastered my walls count? :) I remember having some crushes on not-so-nice guys when puberty started, and I'm SOOOO glad those never came to fruition.

    My hubby and I started dating when we were sixteen, but truth be told, he aggravated me more than turned me on at first. Luckily he asked me out again after the first time I rejected him.

    Fifteen years and three kids later, we're still together and goin strong!

    Congratz Cambria! It's a good feeling to be published, and I wish you all the best. :)


  1. Lila said...:

    Cambria,, really ??????? *-* I'll cross my fingers and wish upon a star :)

    Ohhh,, my first love,,,the real one was a boy from my class, I was 7yo and he was like an angel and I wanted to look at him all the time. But then he told on me to the teacher and I had to stop :( LoL

    My fictional love was for Louis yep,, a vamp from the movie Interview With The Vampire. I was Claudia's age and was like,, ohhhhh,, to kiss those lips ,,, so naive right? LoL


  1. Lila said...:


    Today it's Before's big day :)


  1. Cambria said...:

    Lila!! Lol. Your crush sounded epic..... Untilnthat teacher interfered! Lol!! And thank you so much for your well wishes!! You are so sweet!

    Mysti- what a great story!! Lol. Your hubby is lucky you agreed to that date after he annoyed you so much!! Ha ha. And i definitely think thosr posters count as crushes!!! Ha ha ha.

    Tganks to everyone who has dropped by to enter!!

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