Let me (A poem)

I want to be your blanket.
I want to lie across you
with my head on your chest.
I move with you in a rhythm all our own.
Let me be your blanket.

I want to be your food.
I want you to feast on me for hours.
I want to know that I fulfilled you.
Your lips ripe with my juices.
Let me be your food.

I want to control your mind.
I want to steal your thoughts.
I want you to think of me with secret smiles.
Your time spent replaying our shared moments.
Let me control your mind.

Ode to the gym

I don’t do it to feel good,
Because it only feels good afterward.
I didn’t start because I suddenly needed it,
I’ve always needed it.
I didn’t do it to have a hot body,
That doesn’t happen over night.
I didn’t begin this journey to fail.

I go hard everyday for myself,
I’m not here to impress anyone.
If I fall I get right back up,
If you knock me down you better be faster than me.
There are no compromises.
There are no excuses.
There is only me.

The Butterfly Migration Cover Contest

The Butterfly MigrationThe rules are simple.

1. Copy and save the cover image from this post.

2. Make it as many profile pictures and avatars as possible.

Facebook
Twitter
Instagram
Google+
MySpace *Yes I just went there*
Pinterest

3. Tweet and tag me so I know to add your name to the drawing.

4. The winners will be picked June 5, 2013

What you get:

Two winners will be drawn randomly, and the more places you put the image the more chances you have to win. Eligibility is also dependent on keeping the cover as your profile picture through the end of the contest. Each winner will receive an e-copy of The Butterfly Migration and a $25.00 Amazon gift card.

Copy and paste the following messages for easy entry:

Facebook:

The Butterfly Migration will be available on May 21st. I want to win a free e-copy from @Mia Castile

Twitter:

The Butterfly Migration drops 5.21 @miacastile I want to win a free e-copy and amazon gift card #tbm #tbc

Instagram:

#tbm #tbc #Thebutterflymigration drops 5.21. I want to win a free e-copy from @miacastile and #entwinedpublishing

You may have to friend and follow me if you don’t already, but remember the more places you put the cover the more chances you have to win.

Facebook: Mia Castile

Twitter: @miacastile

Instagram: @miacastile

Google+ : Mia Castile

The New Myspace: Mia Castile

Pinterest: Mia Castile

Butterfly Kisses Cover Reveal

Day two of my 3 day cover reveal is here. I’m so excited to share this cover too. This was such a fun experience, and working with the models and team at Q7Associates and Talent Fusion just made everything flow smoothly.  Here is the Butterfly Kisses new cover. What do you think? I love the romance of it and the vivid colors. Tomorrow will be a big day because we are dropping The Butterfly Migration, so be sure to keep a look out for that. Until then, have an amazing day.ImageImage

Becoming a Butterfly Cover reveal

In all of my excitement from the new covers and working on formatting the new book I completely forgot to post my 1st cover. I’m a dork, but I’m me, right? What else is new. So I figured, I can add something special to my cover reveal post. I usually don’t post these, but I think these covers are so amazing. Enjoy. Let me know what you think by leaving a comment below.

Becoming a Butterfly

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

These days, I am feeling like I’m being pulled in a hundred different directions. There are so many new and exciting things happening. I talk about a few of those changes in my vlog today. It is a bit long, but holds a surprise.

P.S. If you have questions for myself or any of the mentioned attendees to the Launch party please tweet, facemail or email Jodie or myself.

Thanks!

-Mia

First Kiss Book Trailer

I’ve had the chance to read both Skid Out and First Kiss. I don’t usually participate in blog tours, but this is a project that I truly believe in. This is gritty and realistic fiction at it’s best. Sucking you into the the story, you lose hours living the lives of the characters. The best stories do that, you know. So I was practically bouncing off of the walls when I learned that the book trailer was finished. The first time I watched it, I got goosebumps. The second, chills. The third. . . well you get the idea, I guess I’m a little obsessed. Anyway, here’s your chance to feed your own obsession. ENJOY! 

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About Ann Marie FrohoAnnie photoff

Ann Marie (“Annie”) Frohoff grew up in sunny Southern California. As a teen and young adult
she spent her time frequenting and living in nearly every beachside city up and down the coast.

The first installment in her Heavy Influence Trilogy, FIRST KISS, is tentatively set to release
June 11, 2013 — The series is a story about young, reckless love between a rising rock star
and his younger muse, spanning 10 years of their tumultuous and passionate relationship.
Each book in the Trilogy will come with a soundtrack of original music, of which the lyrics will
appear in the pages of the books.

Annie is now settled in the South Bay area of Los Angeles with her family.

First Kiss:

It was all about the band, until the girl next door. Her innocence is tempting. A sexually
charged coming of age story set in the throes of stardom.

About an up and coming teenage rocker on the verge of stardom, when the girl next door
becomes something more; they’re forced to face the harsh realities on his road to fame and
the expectations of their friends and family. Sacrifices are made as everything changes as they
know it.

Title: First Kiss (Heavy Influence Trilogy, #1)

Find Skid Out on Amazon & Ann’s books on Goodreads

Genre: Young Adult Contemporary

Ann is giving away A Kindle Fire in honor of her release. You definitely want to get in on this. click the link below and enter the rafflecopter for your chance to win.

http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/sharecode/

Cyberbullying: It can happen to you and end with you.

According to Wikipedia: “Cyberbullying is the use of the Internet and related technologies to harm other people, in a deliberate, repeated, and hostile manner.”

We say,

     “Teens are out of control,”

     “How could they do that?”

     “When will it stop?”

I say,

     “With us.”

There is this confidence that possesses us when we get behind a computer screen. This anonymity and invincibility, that no matter what we do, we are untouchable. If someone does something that we don’t agree with, what do we do? We post it on Facebook, with screenshots, and or go to our blog and blast that person, rather than talking to them directly, privately.  We let ALL of our friends know one side of the story our side, so they can judge and attack that person. Sometimes we “take the high ground” and don’t mention the name of the person, but we give enough of the story so it doesn’t matter, everyone will know who we are talking about. Just remember, there are three sides to every story, you side, their side, and the truth.

This behavior isn’t limited to teenagers, and in recent months I’ve witnessed too many instances where grown adults are cyber bullying others. If you target someone online, and maliciously attack them, that is cyber bullying. Unless they have done something to you personally, what ever happened between them and someone else is none of your business. Part of bully behavior is ganging up on someone. Blasting someone because they offended your friend is not only unnecessary but rude.

People make mistakes. Standing up for what is right is completely different than crucifying someone for errors. People will attack you for no reason, that doesn’t mean you have to gather all your friends and return the favor. I don’t know about you, but I want to teach my children to be kind, gracious, forgiving, and generous. How can we do that if we don’t lead by example. I’m not saying let people walk all over you, if you are being harassed, report and block the person. You will feel 100% better not seeing the negativity. It’s exhausting to be a miserable person. It sucks all of your energy. It’s so not worth it! I decided a long time ago, that I would not surround myself with negative, dishonest people. I’ve had to walk away from a lot of friendships that weren’t healthy for me. But I feel like a stronger positive person in doing so.

I’ve been composing this post in my head for close to a month now. If we continue to idly stand by and allow people in our industry, (writers, publicists, bloggers and publishers) an industry that I LOVE, to behave this way, we are condoning it. Over time, it’s not going to be the happy community it is now. This needs to be said and we need to stop ignoring it. It is an issue not just in high school.

This is going on in everyday life. It starts with you and me.

Happy Birthday Entwined Publishing

Entwined Publishing is turning two this month. Can you believe it? I can’t. It has been a crazy few years, but I’m so excited for the journey ahead as we grow even more. In celebration of our mile marking day, Jodie at UniquelyMoi has organized a fun event that starts January 27th. Watch her blog for all the details. Also we are running a daily contest on Twitter from January 27th through February 2nd.

How do you enter?

Just tweet. Copy and past these messages and a random person will be drawn daily to enjoy one of our novels.

Tweets:

#Happybirthday #Entwined @entwinedpub I want to win a free ebook today

#Happybirthday #Entwined Follow @entwinedpub tweet and win a free ebook

#Happybirthday #Entwined @entwinedpub is giving away a free ebook a day, tweet to win

**Or make your own tweet,just make sure to use the hashtags #Happybirthday and #Entwined and mention @entwinedpub

The winner will be retweeted by @entwinedpub and contacted with details. Have fun with it and go wild.