Slight Change of Plans…

Hiya peeps! How’s your first week of April going? Mine has been pretty good so far, luckily. *prays* *throws salt over shoulder* *knocks on wood*

So, I started off my April writing challenge by working more on that sci-fi adventure I started for NaNoWriMo last year, and realized that was part of my problem. I’ve hit so many walls with that novel so far, it’s killing my writing passion.

Sci-fi is a completely new genre for me to write in, and while it’s fun in spurts, I can’t do a whole novel start to end. I’m going to continue to work on it when I get the buzz to, but in the meantime, I’ve started a new novel to focus most of my time on.

In the first day of writing I got more than 5K words down for it, which is a much better rate of progress. It’s a story I’m actually comfortable with, and the story can flow far easier for me. If it’s smooth for me to write, theoretically, it’ll be smooth for you to read.

So, while I’m not sticking with the novel I started on this month, I am still writing. Doing another sprint today, and planning on more this weekend. Whoot!

Excited to be able to tell you guys more about it, but that will come in later posts. Stay tuned! 😀

Thanks guys! Much love ~ Ciao for now!

 

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April Update

Hiya guys & dolls! How have you been?

I’ve been massively out of touch with my writing and author accounts lately, and honestly, I hate it. I’ve been putting a lot of focus on other areas, because I thought they were more important than they actually are. Long story short: I’m rearranging my priorities.

April is going to be a little bit of a fresh start, with things refocused. I’m a big believer in keeping oneself healthy, and being honest with what one needs to be happy. I thought I was happy with my priority arrangement, and the last month has been a rather harsh awakening.

I’m ultimately glad for it though, and am going to be soooo much happier. I need to write, and that should be where my focus is. I miss it, I haven’t written much of anything in almost two months, and I’m legit depressed from it. A writer’s gotta write, right?

So, while I’m not officially participating in Camp Na-No-Wri-Mo this month, I’m going to be doing my best to make April a bit of a writing challenge month, to get me back in to the mindset of writing, and help make it a priority for my time management habits.

Fingers crossed it’s a success – my internal health needs it desperately.

Good vibes & prayers welcome!

Hope you’re having a fantastic year so far, and hopefully not getting pranked too badly today. (This post isn’t a joke or anything, in case you’re wondering.)

Thank’s y’all!

#NaNoWriMo2017

Hiya peeps! Hope your November is starting off awesome! I’m excited to share an update with you guys, cuz of course, I’m doing #NaNoWriMo 2017!!

I’ve actually come up with a possible title and synopsis already, although I’m not going to share those until I’ve got more of the book written, and know they will be fairly solid.

What I do have, is nearly 10K written so far! Whoop whoop!

It’s shaping up to be a sci-fi adventure, which is a completely new genre for me, writing wise. I love to read them, but this should be an interesting experience, writing one. The flow so far is fantastic, and I’m loving where it’s headed so far.

I hope you’ll keep up with my writing adventure this month, and see if I can finish this bad boy! If I get my editor to finish it quickly enough, I may have another 2017 release.

Psychological Thriller for Halloween!

Hiya peeps! I’ve got an exciting announcement for you today – whoot!

As most of you know, I published A Throne for a Dog on Sept 2nd, and am planning on starting NaNo this year. That gave me a little under two months to fill.

As it looked to me, I could either twiddle my thumbs, waiting for November to start, or I could have fun writing a horror story. I went with the latter, figuring even if it ended up a novella, it would be fun!

I’ve never written anything like this before, but I had so much fun with it! So, without further adieu, here’s a surprise book, available for pre-order, and releasing on Halloween!

Marco Polo Psycho

 Marco Polo Psycho

 

~ReleasedOctober 31st, 2017

~Length: 48 Pages

~GenresAdult, Psychological Thriller, Novella

Amazon

Finding true love is the ultimate fantasy. What happens, when you fall in love with a psycho?

Jessie gets wrapped up in the plans of a psychotic serial killer. Will she survive, or will Roger add her to his list of kills?

From sickly sweet to terrifying horror, this book is sure to give you a few thrills, and trust me – it doesn’t have a happy ending.

 

 

Be sure to pre-order a copy, and have a perfect little read on Halloween Day! =D

 

Surprise Release! Medieval Fantasy Novel!

Hiya peeps!! I’m super excited to share my new surprise release with you! Just came out last night, hot off the Amazon presses!

This was such a fun book to write! It is a mash-up of genres, which is always a blast. Similar in nature to films like “A Knight’s Tale” and “Willow” this book combines modern comedy with medieval time-period.

With majik (magic) and some mysterious wolves (no one shape shifts, don’t worry), this story is sure to entertain, make you laugh, and give some excitement during the fight scenes!

Clean and modest, this book is fitting for any age, no cliffhanger, and is a stand-alone novel.

Pick up a copy today, and check it out for yourself! =D

A Throne for a Dog

 A Throne for a Dog

~ReleasedSeptember 1st, 2017

~Length: 188 Pages

~GenresFantasy, Medieval

A prince, majik, and a wolf-girl. What more do you need?

When Conor and his band of goof-ball men stumble upon a woman living with a pack of wolves, they had no clue what to expect, or how their lives would change.

No, these aren’t werewolves. However, they are dangerous, and the wolf-girl has several secrets. 

As the prince and his family discover more about her, their kingdom is turned sideways, igniting a centuries-old feud.

Will Conor survive the wolf-girl, or will this mutt take his throne?

Pick Up Your Copy Today!

Amazon ~ Goodreads

Whatchya Writing?

Hiya guys! Hope your week is starting out well. =)

I’m getting back in my writing groove, and working on my current manuscript (name to come…eventually lol). It feels so good to be writing again though!

It got me wondering, since it’s the Summer shift in writing schedules, what are you writing? Are you finishing a book, starting one, working on the middle meat of one? I’m curious!

Plus, I want to connect with other authors more, so let me know what you’re working on! Comment below, and be sure to have a fantastic day/week/month! =D

Swirling Secrets Re-Release!

Hiya peeps, and TGIF!

Hopefully you all are doing awesome, and have some fun plans for this weekend. I’m super excited, because I’m finally re-releasing my Swirling Secrets trilogy!

I’ve been working on this project for nearly a year – even before I published the final book in the series. I wanted to get the covers just right, and I wanted to re-do the interior formatting, but needed to figure out a few things first. As I learn about self-publishing, my knowledge and understanding has grown, and unfortunately, it out-grew where I had been when I published this series. Especially Desi Pere. That seems pretty typical for this biz, and really, what can ya do.

It’s all a learning process, and I’m glad to finally feel comfortable enough to get this series re-published! It matches what I imagined for it from the start, finally. I’m super proud of the story and world I created in this trilogy, and I am excited to finally get it polished up the way it deserves!

The new house is definitely a big reason I finally got it done. Not only because we are settling in and there is less stress now, but also because it’s a wonderful space, and I feel a whole lot more creative here. This project normally would have taken me at least a week, and I got all four of my books done in a day and a half, completely overhauled & redone. Wowza! =D

So, before I explode any more excitement and gushing all over you guys, check out the new covers!! =D

 Desi Pere

 Sospi Tare

 Prae Lium

The overall cover themes are the same, but the few changes I did make really help them pop, I think. I love the title font, and each image really catches your eye. At least, that’s what beta testers said. 😉

The majority of the formatting changes happened to the paperback editions, as eBook formatting is fairly generic, and you don’t really get to have the same fun with fonts and whatnot. At least I’m not – I’d rather let a reader choose their fonts, and keep it simple, since that’s part of the point of eReaders.

So, for those of you who enjoy paperbacks, there are a few special changes in each of the paperback books! In my opinion, they have far more personality now, and it all fits the story much better.

It does take a few days for Amazon to catch up and get everything set up, so I’ll share another post next week when they are ready for purchasing. It is supposed to take 1-3 business days, so fingers crossed for the beginning of next week!

If you are planning to pick up a copy, I truly appreciate it! I couldn’t imagine a better outcome to the re-release! =D

You may have noticed, earlier in this post I mentioned I reformatted and overhauled all four of my books. Yep! While this post is only featuring the Swirling Secrets series, I’ll have a post coming up real soon featuring the re-release of Being Brooke’s B.F.F.!

Keep an eye out for that, and let me know what you think of these covers in the comments below!

Thanks for visiting! =D