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Saturday, September 28, 2013

Elyrian Brides VI: Athena's Battles is live!

Well another labor of love and fun went live this morning, I was told around 3 am. *chuckling* I am so thankful to have found people who enjoy the stories I have to tell. I really am. I've got a couple friends who are writers too and they tell me how hard it is for them to find readers. So it just makes me feel doubly fortunate and blessed that you all have found me.  Thank you for including me in your reading library.

Here is the cover with art done again by the very talented Shakira Rivers aka KiraTheArtist. You can contact her through or via her Facebook page by the same name. The link to purchase it on Amazon is here.

Reading one reader's comment about being on a budget reminded me of the conversation I had with my sister about my books. Her question was why are they so cheap. It took me by surprise because I thought the price was reasonable. Then I took a browse through how other writers were pricing their books and was amazed at the difference. I've seen ebooks above $10!  Wow!  Amazon gets their cut of the price of course but I just couldn't see selling them for but so much more than I already do. Especially, since I'm a newbie.  I want them to be accessible to everyone who loves to read and are looking for stories like mine. Next time I see my sister, that's what I'm going to tell her.

Anyway, I'm not going to make this long and drawn out. I just wanted to say it is live. I am grateful to everyone who spends their dollars on these stories. And I am still just too tickled about the fact that there are people who like, love, and in two cases will twerk for my stories. *chuckling* If you haven't friended me on FB then you totally missed a hilarious exchange this week as two readers tried to get me to release the latest Elyrian Brides story early.

Now I'm going to go pretty up my Halloween story. Muahahahahahahahahahahahaha!

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Publishing Schedule!

*corny tin horn sounds off trying to be all official and whatnot*

*says it loud and proud* Schedule of My Publishing Events!

*clears throat and speaks normal and humbly* That’s if anyone cares to know.

I was quiet all during the first half of this year brainstorming and writing and now I harvest the fruits of my labor for those who like my stories.  I hope everyone is enjoying the offerings so far.

Next up will be Athena’s second book entitled Elyrian Brides VI: Athena’s Battles.  This woman lives up to her namesake.  Truly!  Believe it or not I came up with the character of Tallon first and then decided on a suitable mate for him.  Athena keeps him on his toes as he should be.

Then I will have something tragically, romantically, spooky for Halloween.  It is a new story and I am hoping it will find a favorable audience.

November will find us back on Callandaria for the third installment in the Chronicles of Callandaria.  Hessah…*smh*  She’s…she’s terrible!  I love her and am annoyed with her all at the same time.

December *snickers* well, you know I enjoyed giving you all Christmas surprises last year so I’ll leave it a secret for now.  Yes, I’m a stinker but it is fun.  You know it is!

February will be my Valentine’s Day offering that will involve one of the stories released between July and December.  No, I’m not telling you which one either.  But I will say you should read the excerpts at the end of each story.  *grins*

Last year at this time I had started doing a #RatchetStoryHour.  I recently read back over the story and characters I created over basically a two month period.  I did it on the fly as a way to warm up my muse before I really started writing.  I really enjoyed reading the story in its entirety.  I’ve been thinking of starting it up again.  I don’t know if there is any interest in it or not but I thought I’d give it a try this coming Friday, September 20th.  I will rejoin my ratchet fairies for #RatchetStoryHour on Twitter. 

If you missed it last year, I’ve posted a page for you to catch up with my ratchet fairies.  I’ll do a story hour Friday from 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm USA eastern standard time.  I hope everyone who tunes in enjoys the stories.  Don’t worry if you miss it, I’ll post the update by Saturday morning.

I enjoyed the impromptu story hour and a friend of mine did too.  It was a great way to get my mind awake to write after being at work all day.  My muse is always willing, it is my flesh that is a little sluggish on the start sometimes.

I’ve finally got a pic of my ratchet fairy Shawntiqua.  My good friend Stan Caldwell did the artwork for me and she came out fantastic.  She is currently my banner on my Facebook wall and I’ve posted her pic on the Ratche Story Hour Recap page, too.  It would be great to get a banner of all the characters in my ratchet fairyland but Stan is very talented therefore really busy.  Maybe if people harass him on his Twitter account…*snickers* no don’t do that.  His wife would hurt me! *chuckling*  He really does have a lot going on in his life at the moment.

Please feel free to stop by and like my Facebook page here.  And friend me too if you like.  Then you can join the folks telling me to get offline and write more. *chuckling*  I play a few games of Candy Crush (yes, they got me too) and suddenly I’m lazy.  Sheesh!

That’s all for now!  Thank you so much for your support and stopping by to keep up with me.  Have a great one!