Jan 8, 2012


Introducing the Indelibles
Welcome to The Indelibles Blog Hop!

Hi, there! For those of you who've never been here before, my name is Christine and I'm the author of BOUND, the first book in THE CRYSTOR Series. 


Kick off your shoes and make yourself at home. There's a lot to look at here and you're welcome to stay as long as you want, browse the tabs above to find out more about me and the projects I'm working on, or scroll down and read some of my latest posts. 

But first, take a look at all the fun stuff the INDELIBLES are up to.

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In celebration of our official launch, we are giving away a KINDLE FIRE! If you’d like to start at the beginning of the INDELIBLES ON FIRE GIVEAWAY BLOG HOP, then please start here: http://indeliblewriters.blogspot.com/

If you are already mid-hop, then welcome to your next stop! By following the link at the bottom of this post, you can proceed to the next author (and check out the awesome, individual giveaways we are doing along the way!). If you are entering to win the KINDLE FIRE, don’t forget to make a note of the keyword at the end of every blog post - the words spell out a phrase you will need to enter the contest on the last stop.

Who are we? If you’re a fan of YA fiction, you'll be happy to know that marketing guru Shelli Johannes Wells has teamed up with twenty-four other indie and small press authors (moi included) to bring you the . . .

“We are indie authors who write middle grade and young adult fiction.
We are dedicated to leaving a permanent mark on the world with our stories and words.
We are The Indelibles.”

Each week, we’ll explore fun, fabulous, and fierce topics for today’s teens, drawing on pop culture and themes from the books we write. Check out our official launch Monday, January 9th for fun giveaways at http://indeliblewriters.blogspot.com/

We’ll also be having a “blogger” chat on January 17th and a writer/author chat on the 18th to answer questions about self and indie pubbing. 
See our blog for details.

And here's where I'm supposed to tell you a little more about myself and my book. I'll make it brief. If you want to know more, you can click around on the tabs above.

I'm a totally cool Army brat that moved more times growing up than I care to count. All those moves made it hard to make friends, but I sure got to see a lot of this great country. I also lived in Germany for three years . . . COOLNESS. I like to think I was preparing myself to be a writer. Talk about some great settings for my books. And the people I met will most definitely make it into my stories. Okay, moving on.  

I've been married for 26 years, have two wonderful sons, one dog (because my husband ran over my other one) and one cat. My house sits in the middle of sage brush and lava rock with a beautiful view of the Snake River Canyon near Twin Falls, Idaho. 

Let's see. What else?  Oh, I wrote this awesome book. WOOT!!  Check it out!

BOUND (#1 in THE CRYSTOR Series)
by C.K. Bryant

YA Paranormal Romance

When a photo shoot ends in tragedy, Kira discovers her best friend, Lydia, has been keeping a secret. Knowing the truth, and accepting it, will change Kira’s life forever and thrust her into a world of ancient curses, magical objects, and savage enemies. What happens next will challenge everything Kira knows about her world, herself and the shape-shifting warrior she’s falling in love with. No longer the timid mouse her mother accused her of being, but a woman who finds the mental and physical strength to endure and survive.

BOUND is a heroic tale of true friendship, infinite sacrifice and untamed love.

If you want to know more, click on THE CRYSTOR SERIES tab above. You can read the first three chapters on the Wattpad link there or read all the great reviews.  The purchase links are on the sidebar to the right.  

And now for my AWESOME giveaway. 

I'm drawing 6 prizes:  FIVE e-book copies of BOUND
and ONE $25 Gift Card from Amazon.com

Contest opens: January 9th, 2012 @ 12:01 am MST
Contest ends: January 12th @ 12:01 am MST
These dates and times may or may not match the times of the INDELIBLES giveaway.

I've made it easy by providing you with a Rafflecopter form to fill out. When you're done, there's a KEYWORD that you'll need for the INDELIBLE giveaway below along with the link to the next blog on the tour. GOOD LUCK!!  I hope you win the KINDLE FIRE!!  

a Rafflecopter giveaway

The KEYWORD for the INDELIBLES giveaway is: FABULOUS

The next stop on this tour is to the FABULOUS website of Laura Pauling!


  1. Something kinda funny about me: I don't usually read a synopsis of a book before I read it. I also don't really read reviews BEFORE I read a book. I usually skim over them to see what the blogger's overall opinion was of the book and then go back and read the review after I've read the book. Strange, huh? I guess I like to be surprised!

  2. Drawing and reading are my lifes passion. If I stop at least one any day I will just die! (not literally but close)

    Thank you!

  3. I followed you so many ways I feel like a stalker!

    But don't worry...I always have Reeses peanut butter cups with me and friends share, so I'm the kind of staker every writer wants. Cheers!

    Ash K.

  4. I LOVE CHEESECAKE!! and Lambos.. good combo right Awesome food and Fab car ;)

    SupaGurl Heather

  5. One awesome thing about me is that I love to read and would do it 24/7 if I could! :)

  6. I have a dog that looks like a small horse ;)

  7. Something about me.... I have never been a book reader until November 2010...and I'm in my mid 30's. Since then I was opened to a whole new world and read 78 books in 2011...which as a mom of a 5yr old, 3yr old, and 2 yr old... means I didn't sleep much in 2011!! I'm so excited about your new Indelibles website@ I'm already aware of several of the authors...and now I have many new books I'm excited to read!

  8. This idea of the Indelibles--I love it!! Will you be opening your doors to add more authors in the future, or are you set with the numbers you have? I plan on releasing my book in March and would love to team up with a group like yours.

  9. Thank you for the very generous giveaway! I love to read, I prefer paperback to any other format(no tree hugging here). I recently started a blog, which only has 1 follower so far(no,it's not me) lol! I'm very glad that I found the Indelible blog hop. I enjoy finding new authors and books to read. I look forward to reading Bound!

  10. Hi Christine! I'm a book hoarder, reader and reviewer :) Feels like I will fit right in around here :)


  11. Christine, I think this blog hop was a fantastic way to feature the Indelible members. Thanks for the giveaways! :-)

  12. This is an awesome giveaway! I'm adding you to my to-read list on Goodreads! :) I'm always on the lookout for more indie authors, and this Indelibles give away has led to me so many!

    This year, my goal is to read 52 books but I'm pretty sure I'll be reading way more than that thanks to all of these new authors I've found. My to-read list is huge!

  13. I haven't been on your blog before but since you are part of the Indelibles, it gave me a chance to look around your blog. Now I'm a follower and I found a really good author!

  14. I'm always looking for authors I didn't hear much about and looking through their blogs. This gives me a chance to know a little more about them and the awesome books they've written!

  15. I love your cover, Christine! And congrats on joining the Indelibles. :)

  16. Thanks so much for participating in this event! Very excited to be introduced to some new authors! Looking froward to reading your books.

    Tamm Cramer

  17. Hey, I've been following for a while. THanks for pointing out the blog hop. Exciting!

  18. Best of luck with the Indelibles, Christine!

    One awesome thing about me... hm... I learned how to crochet, bookbind and spin yarn all off of youtube. I am a self-learner extraordinaire!

  19. I think this is pretty awesome ;): I'm finishing my Master's degree to become a middle school language arts teacher so I can help my future students learn the importance (and FUN) of reading and writing. Woo. :)

    Randi M

  20. I'm so awestruck by the Indelibles, and so glad to have found you, Christine! Your book is going right into my wishlist (I'm a huge sucker for shapeshifter and magic stories!!)

    The only awesome thing about me that I can think of is that I am a self taught quilter, knitter, crocheter, sewer, and baker. Everything I've learned has all been from books. I'm stubborn and won't quit until I've mastered it, lol. Then I pretty much lose interest in it (that's the not so awesome part about me, haha).

    Thank you so much for this wonderful giveaway chance!

    Gena Robertson

  21. Great contest!

    I used to audition for broadway musicals when I was in college. No luck but I still sing all the time :D

    Kristin Feliz (felizkristin@gmail.com)

  22. I too moved alot as a kid. It made me be a soclia butterfly. I love the concept of your book and am excited to read it. im adding it to my goodreads list.
    im now following your blg!

    Brandy Korzep

  23. I am a follower of your blog. I look foward to uploading your book on to my kindle. I moved 17 times by the time I was in 5th grade.

  24. I was born in Germany! Thanks for being awesome!

  25. I am a special education teacher with middle school students.

  26. Thank you for all the book-winning opps!

  27. And I neglected to tell something about me as per your request...I do mime. Yes, I can do the box (kids always ask me that).

  28. I love photography and music. I love see people dance and sing.
    GFC Cricket

  29. I am a school library media specialist for kindergarten through seventh grade.
    GFC Library Lady
    adsanders77 at gmail dot com

  30. Right now I'm a stay at home mom and loving it!! More time with my 2 girls (4 & 6) and more time to read!!

  31. I'm a single mother with six kids ranging from 27 years old down to the youngest, a 5 y/o, and I homeschool the 5 y/o :)

  32. I run www.judgenotbythecovers.blogspot.com

    I love that this tour has opened my eyes to some wonderful authors that I had missed somehow. I look forward to reading and hopefully working with many of you in the future.


  33. Congrats on this blog hop and your book! I hope everything goes well for you! Keep writing.

  34. The cover to your book is gorgeous. It's great that all of you authors are working together to do this!

    Something about me? I'm a stay-at-home mom and writer, coffee addict, and I really like socks. That might be weird, not cool, but oh, well. ;)

  35. I love that people get more chances to love reading!

    Something about me? I love to write to! Oh, and I really like cheese (marble, especially!)

    Amanda Thomson
    maybemandi dot blogspot.com

  36. I guess the most awesome thing about me is that I love to write too!
    Cushmandeb at aol dot com

  37. I am a work from home Mom to 3 wonderful kids and 2 of them are on the autistic spectrum so I call myself the ringleader of my own 3 ring circus. :) I love a good book to escape into.

  38. I am a mother of two (girls age 3 and 5) I spend my days running errands and playing taxi and my nights writing. I love to read, love to write and I love to support writers. I think your Indelibles group is fantastic and this blog hop is a great idea.

  39. Somewthing about me !! I love to read I read over 235 books last year, I work nightsm, have three children and hope to one day write a story of my own !!! I have a blog where I love to show off all the reads Ive read , reviewed or brought !!

    The tour is a wonderful idea



  40. I have a fantasy romance trilogy published through Desert Breeze Publishing. Awesome giveaway!

  41. Something about me: When I love something to death, I usually obsess over it. Not crazy obsessed, but I talk/rave about it non stop. I also have a bad habit of reading ahead! I also have a bad habit of buying more books despite having lack of money and the mountain that is my TBR pile. And, I like to by special editions of the same book which my boyfriend hates, but I do so anyway! lol

  42. I'm going to school to become a YA Librarian and I have an awesome 15 month year old who already loves books and is always trying to take mine for herself!

  43. Awesome thing about me . . . I am a pretty ordinary person who loves to read and I am a glutton for good books LOL Thank you for the fun today!

  44. I've partied together over Dark carma before.

  45. Well I wouldn't say this is awesome but I just love to read. On anything, any time, anywhere. I have my Nook which I absolutely love. But one of my favorite places to go is Barnes and Noble so anytime I go there I end up coming out with a book or two. I also have a kindle app on my computer and phone so I have so many books in so many places it's crazy lol. I love to read so sooner or later I will make my rounds in this endless cycle of books lol.

  46. Yay for contests!! [happy dance!]

    One awesome thing about me: I'm a concert pianist. I've been playing since I was three years old and I LOOOOOOOVE it! I'd probably die without music. And books. Just saying'...

    Fingers crossed that I win! Woot, woot!

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  48. I love to read any kind of books :)

  49. Thanks for the giveaway

    I'm a huge sports fan and love to watch as many games as I can, especially football and basketball

  50. This blog hop is a great incentive and method to meet so many new authors! Wonderful!

  51. Hmm, one awesome thing about me....I make the BEST ugly cupcakes ever :D

  52. You sure know how to hook me! Sounds like another book I can't resist. Even the title, "Bound" raises all sorts of questions. Who is bound? What's he/she bound to?

  53. I read a lot and started a blog today about my favorite books haha. Probably not that awesome but, for me it is!

  54. Oh goodness. More amazing books to win! ;) I have wanted to read Bound for a while now. Thank you so much for the giveaway!!!!!
    One thing about me...I ADORE BOOKS! I simply love them! I love being taken to a different place and a different time! Oh and I have over 600 books on my "to read" list on Goodreads. I have a lot of reading to do... :)
    Thank you!


  55. Something about me?? Hmmm...I'm afraid of scorpions.

  56. I am finding out about far too many cool new books that I know MUST read! this blog hop is dangerous. or dangerously awesome. Or something.
    There is much awesomeness here.

  57. Loved your book! Christinepogon(at)gmail.com

  58. You sound like a great person th chat with about books.

  59. Tamieg@collinswcollins.com.au

  60. Congratulations for your blog and for this group!!


  61. Here is a little thing about me, I was one of the first women helicopter mechanics and plane captains in the US Navy for the SH-60 Bravo. That's the Seahawk you see in all the commericals
    teressaoliver at gmail dot com

  62. I can not wait to read your book!! Something about me, I'm a small town country girl, living in a city and I hope to one day write a book myself. All of you authors are an inspiration to me and give me hope that I can one day achieve this dream!

  63. This book sounds amazing! I'm a Chicagoan who has always loved to read!!
    Thanks for the giveaway.


  64. An awesome thing about me -- I am a writer, starting her own business doing critique and editing for other writers, as well as social networking management. :)

    1. Oh, and my name is Ally (since google lists me as unknown!)

  65. I am a newly published children's book author. I saw your site on the Hop today and love it. Your books look amazing and I look forward to reading them.

  66. I have been a reader all my life and I am just now discovering this wonderful world of YA book and authors - my life is awesome! You all are awesome!!


  67. HI there, Christine! I'm very excited to see all you Indelibles shaking up the web world! As for me, you should know that I'm a Mountain Dew fiend. If I could mainline Mountain Dew, I probably would.

    Becca @ The Bookshelf Muse

  68. Married even longer, 4 sons, 2 cats, A Utahn misplaced in Florida due to AF military service, me and hubby both. Lifelong reader who started writing late. My first book is MG fantasy Erth Won, still not published.

    Thanks for the contest because your book looks awesome, and thanks for NOT asking me to subscribe by email. I skip those contests no matter how tempting the book.

  69. You DID write an awesome book! And I loved that bio of you. I need to pick your brain some more about all the great places you've been.

  70. This "game" is a wonderful idea! I've found so many great writers via the Indelibles! Hmmmm...something interesting about myself...As a child (and honestly, as an adult too! :) I believed if I worked at it really hard, every day, I could fly like ISIS (from the Shazam!Isis power-hour!)"Oh, mighty forces which blow on high...." :)