The Chosen is available for FREE for a limited time! Need a quick synopsis?
Kaia’s entire life has erupted in flames after an assassin appears and burns her village down. She’s rescued by a god from another planet who requests her help because she’s the descendant of their last savior. Together with Reeze — the only other survivor from her village and her appointed guardian — they set off on a quest to find the treasures of the gods in hopes of preventing a dire prophesy.
Kaia and Reeze quickly meet the Tueors, a group of people many thought extinct, who are searching specifically for Kaia. Their intention: to protect the truth. As Kaia discovers more about the truth and her family’s past, she also learns of the Tueors’ bloody secret. Will Kaia be the savior the gods have been waiting for? Or will she let the prophesy come true?
I recently took part in a Halloween/horror anthology and it’s now available for free on Smashwords.
But we’re going to need your help to make it free at Amazon. Go to this link and scroll down until you reach “Product Details” and click on the link that says “Tell us about a lower price.” Copy and paste the Smashwords link into the URL and put $0.00 for price. Every single time someone reports it, puts us one step closer to getting Amazon to price-match the anthology for us.
The visual guide! Click to enlarge
I also volunteered to create the cover. And I must say, I had a lot of fun with it.
Now for the fun part: I partnered up with an author and we’re going to be co-writing a YA fairy tale retelling project. At the moment, I’m labeling it as my SEKRIT project and that’s all the information I’m going to divulge right now. If all goes well, I’ll be coming out with two books next year: the final installment to the Zincian Legend trilogy and this SEKRIT project. That is, if working on two projects at once doesn’t kill me. Which it very well could. So stay on the lookout for more information on both of those projects!
It’s November! And if you’re a writer or you follow writers closely, then you know that November is National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo. Being super busy with projects galore with Paper Crane Books, I wasn’t planning on participating this year. But quite a few of my writer buddies decided to take the plunge and I’ve been watching their progress and their rather exciting first day adventures (average word count by day one was about 5,000). I have a couple of projects that are in the work right now and instead of always putting them on the back burner, I decided to take this month and just write. It doesn’t matter how busy I am or how many obligations I have. I just want to write as much as I can and make as much time as I can for writing, which I’ve been neglecting. Because I think that 50,000 words is way too big of a goal for me this month with all of my other obligations, I’ve decided to slice it in half and strive for 25,000. So I’ll be keeping a progress here and updating it when I can. I’d like to get a good start on the final installment of my Zincian Legend Trilogy and if all goes well, it’ll be released next year.
Who doesn’t like freebies, right? I’m going through and tweaking the way my individual book pages are presented. At one point, you used to have to click on a link that led you to a chapter excerpt that I provided on my blog as a teaser before a launch. I’ve decided to do away with that. Reading long excerpts of text doesn’t give me the flexibility to present it in a pleasing fashion that’s easy on the eyes.
I have signed up to Scribd under my press’ name and will be providing excerpts on there. The beauty of it is I can then use an embed code to place the excerpts on my website.
So go forth and read!
With Musings from Yesteryear, I included bonus stories that are only available in the print edition. Unless you happen to find me at the Farmer’s Market, you won’t be able to get your hands on these stories and I didn’t want to deny my readers the chance to read them. This way, you can get a taste of the kinds of short stories and flash fiction that are included in the actual anthology.
The Chosen has a seven chapter excerpt. If you’re the type who likes to read a few chapters before deciding on whether or not to purchase a book, you now have seven chapters to come up with a decision. Is my book for you or not?
The Number is the only book that currently doesn’t have an excerpt on its page, but will sometime today or tomorrow. Enjoy the new feature.
Edit: I just realized that Jetpack added new share buttons (finally!). So you can now Pin and Tumble every single post or page to your heart’s desire.