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

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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

We Bought A House!!!

Hiya guys!! I’ve got an exciting update to share with you today!

Honestly, it’s been a rough couple of months. I’ve been stressed and unable to focus on writing much at all, which sucks! It’s been for a good reason though, and now that it’s over, it was worth it.

Okay, background:

We submitted an offer on a house in the beginning of February, right? Everything looked good, closing date was mid March. That’s what I planned on. That was the goal. Should have been a simple, easy purchase. First time VA home buyer loan, good credit, close to no debt. Only way it could have been more simple, was if we bought the house with cash. In a military town, our loan type is seen all over the place, and is super quick. We were stoked!

Of course, our life is never that easy.

Everything that could have been messed up with our loan process and purchase process, was messed up. I could list a ton of things that happened, but really, I don’t want to go over it all again, because it’ll just ruin my whole day to think of it all.

To keep it simple, the biggest wrench in the whole process, was the fact the wrong loan was submitted, due to incompetence from our loan officer.

Every single meeting & phone call must have gone in one ear and out the other, because all we talked to her about, was the loan we needed. She put in a completely different loan that didn’t apply to any of our qualifications, and then was surprised when we didn’t get approved! No shit, Sherlock! Seriously, how do you even do that?

We ended up calling her boss, because she took three vacations in six weeks, leaving us and three other loans completely hanging. It escalated to the president of the company, who was beyond pissed. I’ll be surprised if she keeps her job, tbh. The mistakes she made weren’t simply unethical and unprofessional, several were completely illegal.

By the grace of God, the sellers worked with us, and extended more times than they should have had to. We are so grateful to them for being patient and so willing to work with our crazy loan lady basically dropping her job to run off only God knows where, and screw a bunch of people over.

Bottom line, Karma is gonna bite that woman hard. I just wish I had some popcorn.

God blessed it though, and somehow, we finally managed to close on our house!!!

We are now, officially homeowners! Whoot!

It took more than twice as long as it was supposed to, but we are finally done! We closed about a week ago, and have been breaking our backs trying to get everything moved. The landlord at our rental house has been patiently waiting for us to move out, as we had given him our notice in March (before we realized we had to start the entire loan process over to get the correct loan). He’s been waiting to get people in to make it sell-ready though, so there’s been a lot of pressure to get this all wrapped up quickly.

We are moving the last bit of stuff (hopefully) tonight, and should be done!

I’m exhausted and have more injuries than I can count, but at the end of the day, I’m in an amazing house that we fought hard to get. It’s an amazing place to be, has amazing views, and will be wonderful for writing and growing our various businesses & projects. God has blessed us far more than we deserve, and it’s simply wonderful to be here.

God is amazing, and He definitely pulled us through one of the most stressful times in our adult lives so far. Can’t wait to be finished moving in, and collapse for a week.

My writing should pick back up soon, once I get my office area set up. I’m still hoping to get the book I’m writing published this Summer, and have another manuscript I’m itching to get started on! Whoot!

It’s been a long three months so far, and anyone who’s bought a house knows the stress of the first time home purchase process. It’s crazy, there are more hoops to jump through than I could have imagined, but it worked out. I have a house. It’s mine.

I’m home.

Maybe in July?

Hiya guys!
So, in my last post I was super excited about starting Camp NaNoWriMo…
Ten days later, and I haven’t written anther word since that first day.
*facepalm*
The luck in my schedule seems to go in waves, and at the moment, I just don’t have any lucky mojo going. Between other projects popping up taking time I don’t have to spare, and some family issues that have to be resolved this month (of course) I doubt I’ll improve my word count much beyond today.
I’m so bummed!!!
Maybe I’ll get to do the one in July?
 

Camp NaNo Starts Today!

Hiya guys! Happy April! Can you believe how fast 2017 is going? I can’t! April is always my fun-month though, because my it’s my birthday month! =D

 

 

I’m excited for this month for another reason though, as if birthday fun wasn’t enough. It’s also the first of the two Camp NaNo writing sprints! I’m super excited!

 

 

I’m going to shoot for getting this manuscript finished before the month ends, or at least most of the way done. Once I do that, I should have that published this Summer! Whoot!

 

 

Let me know if you guys are joining in, and if you are, good luck! =D

 

 

Wish me luck!

 

 

 

Claim Your Freebies!!

Hiya peeps! Hope you’re having an awesome weekend so far! Any fun plans?

The guys finished up a VW Baja project they’ve been working on for a while, and I got their YouTube channel set up! Phew! Lots of work, man, lemme tell ya.

What I’m super excited about though, is finding & figuring out Instafreebie! I’ve been wanting a way to share my books with people, and I can’t believe it took me a year to figure it out!

I uploaded Desi Pere first – since it’s free everywhere anyway, why not?! I want to be able to give that one away, which was the main reason for setting it as free in the first place.

What I really wanted a free distribution system for, though, was Being Brooke’s B.F.F. I want to set that as free on Amazon as well, but I don’t have it up anywhere else yet. Once I finish the ePub edition of it, I can upload it to the Nook publishing site. They are just such a pain!

Til I get it uploaded there and set to free on Barnes & Noble, I can’t price match on Amazon, which is the only way to have it set as free for Kindle readers. I have it available for KU, so some people could get it for free (several already have), but still, it’s not the best option. #frustrating

With how busy I’ve been, it’s been on the back-burner. The problem is, though, that I can’t give it away, or have it set to free!

Enter, Instafreebie!!

I actually already had someone claim a copy of Being Brooke’s B.F.F. and two people claim copies of Desi Pere, and it’s been up for less than a day! I also haven’t shared it yet, either (this is my sharing post, lol) so I don’t know who grabbed a copies, but thank you! I hope you looooove them! =D

If you’d like to pick up a free copy of either book, please click the cover below, and it’ll take you to that book’s freebie claim page!

 Desi Pere  Being Brooke's B.F.F.

Thanks a bunch, and be sure to let me know not only if you claimed a copy, but if you’ve used Instafreebie!

I’m so excited right now, omg. I need chocolate or something.

Camp NaNoWriMo?

Hiya peeps! Happy Saturday! Hopefully you’re having a wonderful weekend so far. =)

So, how many of you have heard of Camp NaNoWriMo? I hadn’t until last November, with the better known NaNoWriMo competition. Apparently, the same group also hosts writing events in April and July, known as Camp NaNo! Being a fan of this type of event/group, I’m joining in this year.

It’s basically the same thing as the November competition except you can set your own word count! They have it set as “anywhere from 30 to 999,999 words, hours, lines, or pages” for each writer. So if you don’t want to write something as long as 50K words, you can set it shorter. If you want something longer, you can set the goal as high as you want, and write to your heart’s content!

It’s also cool, because they place you in “tents” with several other writers, and it forms a kind of short-term writers group! It’s a neat idea, and it seems like it’ll be fun.

Check it out – registration is still open, and it starts in April! If you want to do it in a few months, you can participate in the July event, with all the same perks!

I’m going to be working on the book I already started, and not actually enter it at the end, since it was started before hand. I’ve found though, that the short-term goals provided in the competition setting really help me focus, and get a book pumped out quicker.

So, I’m still working on that one I mentioned in my last post, and can’t wait to see how it turns out! Hopefully I’ll actually be able to get it done. O.O

Wish me luck, and if you join in for Camp NaNo, let me know in the comments below! =D