Happy Friday, ladies & gents!

And welcome to my newly “refreshed” website!

Sometimes a girl just needs a little change. So when I came up with a cool idea for a new website logo, font, & color scheme, well, I knew EXACTLY who to call to turn my imaginings into reality–Hafsah Faizal of Icey Designs! I’ve had the great fortune of working with Hafsah several times over the years and just adore collaborating with her.Once again, she’s knocked it out of the park!

From the vintage typewriter, to the tiny hummingbirds, this site is 100% me. I just love it and hope you do, too!logo

Also, did you see the cutesy little “Subscribe” envelop at the top of the page? That’s right, folks, hell has officially frozen over. Which means I now have a NEWSLETTER! Or more accurately, I will eventually have a newsletter! So if you’d like to be in the circle of know for giveaways, book announcements, and future appearances, please sign up today! And I pinkie swear not to spam you. In fact, I’ll be amazed if I send out more than three a year . . . BUT THINK OF ALL THE KITTY PICS YOU COULD MISS IF YOU DON’T SIGN UP!!!




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It’s finally here! The softer, squishier, more beach bag-friendly paperback edition is out!

Below you’ll see pics of the many wild gesticulations of Darcy Woods. (But seriously, my hands WERE flying everywhere.) AKA: Tuesday night’s SUMMER OF SUPERNOVAS paperback party at Schuler Books! And if you’d like a signed copy, there’s still a few left!


Me with my wonderful aunt (left) and sparkly mom (right)!


These cookies were fated for my belly. Zodiac signs taste real good.

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My deepest thanks and love to all my old friends, new friends, family, and the Schuler Books team (extra eyes on YOU, Whitney!) who came out to show their support once more. I count my lucky stars to have you in my life. 

Special mentions to Carole Menovske–our resident astrology expert & Star Queen for the eve–adore you to the moon, Carole! And Asia Chapman, for the outta this galaxy cookies you see below. You light my every day, Asia!

It was such a magical night of celebration, stellar cookies, & astrological charts. Hope you all had as much fun as I did! I especially loved sharing those 5 fun facts about SOS you didn’t know. Psst–tell know one. It’ll be our secret and everyone can wonder… 

 n’ stars,

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Who doesn’t love free stuff? Especially when the “stuff” happens to be BOOKS! 😀


So to celebrate the upcoming paperback release of SUMMER OF SUPERNOVAS, I’m giving away 3 signed copies on Goodreads! Details and link below for a chance to snag this swoony with a side of stars book!

If, however, you’re not the gambling type, you can preorder your copy on Amazon now! (Click here to order) And it’s probably cheaper than a Starbucks Unicorn Frappuccino. 😉

Here’s what the eternally wonderful Jay Asher had to say:

“Whether or not you believe in fate or reading the stars, if you believe in happiness and love to laugh, read Summer of Supernovas.”–Jay Asher, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Thirteen Reasons Why

Good luck, dear readers!


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Summer of Supernovas by Darcy Woods

Summer of Supernovas

by Darcy Woods

Giveaway ends May 09, 2017.

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YASH Blue Spring 2017

Welcome to YA Scavenger Hunt! I’m Darcy Woods, author of the YA contemporary romance, Summer of Supernovas, and your vintage dress-wearing hostess for this leg of the hunt. 😀

This bi-annual event was first organized by author Colleen Houck as a way to give readers a chance to gain access to exclusive bonus material from their favorite authors…and a chance to win some awesome prizes! At this hunt, you not only get access to exclusive content from each author, you also get a clue for the hunt. Add up the clues, and you can enter for our prize–one lucky winner will receive one book from each author on the hunt in my team! But play fast: this contest (and all the exclusive bonus material) will only be online for 5 days!

Go to the YA Scavenger Hunt page to find out all about the hunt. There are FIVEBlue Team  contests going on simultaneously, and you can enter one or all! I’m a part of the BLUE TEAM! But there is also a red team, a gold team, a pink team, and a purple team for a chance to win a whole different set of books!

If you’d like to find out more about the hunt, see links to all the authors participating, and
see the full list of prizes up for grabs, go to the YA Scavenger Hunt page.


Directions: Below, you’ll notice that I’ve listed my favorite number. Collect the favorite numbers of all the authors on the blue team, and then add them up (this isn’t a math test so feel free to whip out those calculators!).

Entry Form: Once you’ve added up all the numbers, make sure you fill out the form here to officially qualify for the grand prize! Only entries that have the correct number will qualify.

Rules: Open internationally, anyone below the age of 18 should have a parent or guardian’s permission to enter. To be eligible for the grand prize, you must submit the completed entry form by Sunday, April 9th, at noon Pacific Time. Entries sent without the correct number or without contact information will not be considered.


Headshot+photographer+charlotte+nc-lindsay+wynne+photography-author+headshot-Shaila+Patel+08Today, I’m wildly excited to be hosting Shaila Patel! Shaila is a pharmacist by training, a medical-office manager by day, and a writer by night. SOULMATED, her debut young adult paranormal romance won the 2015 Chanticleer Book Reviews Paranormal Awards in YA. A huge fan of epilogues, she also enjoys traveling, craft beer, tea, and reading in cozy window seats. She writes from her home in the Carolinas.






Liam Whelan, an Irish empath prince, is being forced by his parents to find his empath soul mate. The rare union will solidify his family’s power and political standing in the empath community, but Liam couldn’t care less. When he comes to America to search for this elusive soulmate, he’s drawn to Laxshmi Kapadia, an Indian American girl who is not an empath. Now he has to decide just what he’ll sacrifice to be with her if he can’t prove she’s The One, while Laxshmi has to decide if he’s worth going against her own traditional mother’s expectations to be with him.





Are you as absolutely intrigued with this book as I am?! You can buy it here!

Follow Shaila on TwitterFacebook, or Instagram! You can thank me later. 😉


I’ve always found numbers rather fascinating. (Just don’t ask me to math them.) So it’s not surprising that a certain author (ahem, moi), who wrote a book about astrology, would find numerology equalling enthralling. Particularly, the Roman numeral XXII. *suggestive eyebrow waggle* The number 22 is considered to be a master number in numerology. Methodical & practical–it’s the most powerful of ALL the master numbers. It can even transform goals into reality. Also? May 22 happens to be my birthday. Which is pretty rad. 😉 And I can guarantee, there are waaaay more than 22 books on my gifty wish list!


To continue on your numerical hunt for a jackpot of books, you’ll want to check out the next author on Team Blue, the magnificent Lea Nolan!

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Last Tuesday, an amazing thing happened. My cell rang. (No really. It gets more amazing.) When I answered the out-of-area number, it was the RWA® informing me that I was a RITA finalist. A RITA finalist! Despite my husband’s best efforts to video document my screams, weeps, & weird ass dance moves during The Call, he forgot to hit that little red button that actually records. But! I did manage to capture the state of my insides, as seen here:


For those unfamiliar with the RITA award, it’s considered the Oscar of the romance writing industry. It is the most prestigious nomination you can receive as a published author of this genre, and with 2000 entries, competition is FIERCE. So I’m still a bit beside myself to share that SUMMER OF SUPERNOVAS has received two RITA nominations–Best First Book & Best Young Adult Romance! There really isn’t a gif or emoji in existence that can properly convey the depths of my feels over this news.

Put it this way, ever had a dream so big you almost didn’t dare dream it? Well, becoming a RITA nominee was mine. And this was especially meaningful since SUMMER OF SUPERNOVAS had the honor of winning the RWA’s Golden Heart® Award for unpublished manuscripts back in 2013. Now here we are in 2017, with that same story finally published. And up for two RITAs! Who’s life am I living?! My heart is so very full.    RITA Medallion

The winners will be announced during the RWA conference at a black tie awards ceremony in Orlando on Thursday, July 27th. Stay tuned! ♥

My forever gratitude goes out to the many talented people who touched this story and helped it truly shine. And, of course, to the judges who read my book and felt it worthy. I’m truly humbled!




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