Sunday, November 17, 2013

Doing a Giveaway

I'll be doing my first giveaway near the end of the week. I'm so excited! I just finished doing my FINAL revision of Witherheart for this purpose. It kind of doesn't make sense because not only is Witherheart already free, but Dragons of Witchcraft is the series with multiple books. And it's finished. I should do a giveaway for that book, and I promise I will be, that is if Goodreads will allow it. If not, I could just do a giveaway on my blog. That'd be nice.

Witherheart 2 is fine in the making. It's being written in bits and pieces so it's hard to keep track of, but I wait anxiously for the day when I can start piecing them together to make a finished project. The story so far is quite different than that of the first Witherheart. Cane has actually trapped Anjette in his "manor." He holds her captive in a cage to keep her from the world, and himself. She doesn't know where Kegan is or if he's alive, where her friends are, her family, or her mother. She doesn't have a clue as to how she'll escape, or if she'll even be able to before Cane loses it and kills her.


Did I just unconsciously write a blurb?

Friday, April 19, 2013

YES! That's right. The new book is out, the last installment in the Dragons of Witchcraft series, Beads of Blood. I'm so so happy. This book took so long. Anyone following the series will tell you. I think it took about a year or something close, which is HORRIBLE. I've been working feverishly on the second book in the Witherheart series in between projects. I love it so far, but this post is about Beads of Blood.

Paige has gone through a lot in the series, and so has Andre. For a long while Bishop is out of the picture in this one, though he does come back. I'm not going to tell you when or how (you'll have to read to find out). Part of the reason I did this is because of how much screen time Bishop got in the last book. The crux of the story revolves around the relationship between Andre and Paige (being as how Andre was the one to forge the contract), and in the last couple of books I didn't feel as if they got enough time to develop. Now that it's mostly the two of them, they have a better opportunity to bond, which was next to impossible due to Bishop always being around. Anyone who has read the first couple of books knows how Andre feels toward Bishop, and how negatively it impacts his relationship with Paige.

Of course the romance factor his greater in this book. It was done entirely on purpose, and with purpose. I don't like it when love happens in a day. I hate it. That's why it took three books for Andre to finally come around. He's such a cold-hearted character, and for him to even like, let alone love somebody is bound to take time.

I do so love my characters and I'm sad to see them go. That's why it took so long to reach this point, as you know. Now that the chaos is over I feel as if I have more freedom to work on other books, and I'm excited to continue my journey. Who knows? One day I may bring Dragons of Witchcraft back! The ending did leave room for more . . .

Thursday, February 21, 2013

 Third book in the DOW series, Beads of Blood, will be out within the next month or so. I'll give you an exact date soon, so stay posted.

I'm definitely going to do a second book in the Witherheart series. The ending of the first one left too many questions, and I already have a plot laid out with new characters. I'm really excited to write it. I have some words written already and am feverishly trying to wrap up the last book in the DOW series so I can dive headfirst into it.

Slap me in the goddamn face for being this late on the bandwagon, but I just finished the Hobbit last month. For three days I was addicted like crack and read it every night until I passed out. Every day I couldn't wait to finish writing so I could read it. I love it so much and never wanted it to end ever, but when it did, I have to admit that I did give a little sigh of relief. Then I immediately started rereading it all over again.

I was first introduced to that book in Middle School and didn't give a flyin flip about it when the teachers handed them out for us to read. It was too complex for me at the time. Lo and behold, I actually had to wait until I was in my damn 20's to understand it, and I have to say, I appreciate it so much more. Now I have to see the movie, which isn't even out in theaters anymore. (I shall buy the DVD!) I can't get enough of Dwarves. I'll admit I'm more likely to write about tall, lean and fair haired elves, but Gimli will always be my first love.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Yay! Witherheart is free!

On smashwords that is. And they do have a little distribution thing, but on the smashwords site it's free. Witherheart was intentionally written to be a free book. I put it out there with a price of $2.99 just to see what would happen, and then decided, what the hell. Why not make it free?

It's not a part of the DOW series at all and wasn't meant to be. I'm a lover of paranormal, and so that's what I write. I'm very busy editing and loving it, as I've mentioned before, even though it is so much work. I'll be so happy when the third one is finally out, because it will give me a chance to concentrate on other books. Witherheart is such a book. I would love to make sequals, but I would also love a chance to get acquainted with different characters.

I know I spend a lot of time talking about books I write, but I would like to spend some time talking about books I read too. I love love love paranormal YA and always will, but I also get down with the classics as well. I think I told you guys I read Dracula by Bram Stoker for the first time. It was like, months ago that I finished it and I loved it. Very melodramatic, but beautifully written and I had a hard time coming across a character that I didn't like.

I've also read books like Paranormalcy, the Mortal Instrument Series, the Darkest Powers series, the Hunger games, Angel, and some indie books like Tales of the Vampire Bride, which I thoroughly enjoyed. Some indies write terrific books! I'm proud to be one.

Friday, January 18, 2013

1st Round Editing

I'm in my first round of editing for the 3rd book in the Dragons of Witchcraft Series. I'm so excited to do a cover page! It's so much work and I love it. I'm having a bitch of a time cutting things out, though. It turned out to be a lot longer than I thought. When I was at 90000 words I was all "Looks like things are gonna wrap up soo--" Wrong. So wrong.

But word count shouldn't really be a deciding facter when an end of a series is present, yes? It SHOULD be longer than the others. Things need to be wrapped up and characters need their revlations. Not everyone will get theirs, but stories I think work  best when some things are left to speculation.

I got rid of my e-list for the time being in order to concentracte on writing. Thank you to everyone who signed up for updates on upcoming books, and I will continue to post that information on this blog. It' a purdy blog, in'it? (all a matter of opinion, but . . .)