One thing readers may notice when they dig into Abducted Life is the strange thing I did with my chapters. Instead of the traditional Chapter 1, Chapter 2, Chapter 3, and so on, I started with Chapter: Xxxx. The next chapter is Chapter: Savannah. It alternates with whose POV the story is in. After a certain point where I stop using Xxxx. The reason for that is I didn't want Evan's name used up until a certain point. His name is in the blurb and mentioned once in that first chapter so readers know who's POV we are in when not in Savannah's, but after that, you won't read it again for a while.
Y'all... Y'ALL! Abducted Life's release day is finally here and you have zero idea how long I've been waiting. I had everything prepped in advance because I didn't want to mess up and miss release day and have Amazon revoke my pre-order privileges. Having that link early is nice for marketing purposes. Not to mention it's been TWO years since I published. I swear that's my lot in life. Every two years the stars align and let me crank out something for people to read.
Anyways, all over the internet, my book is getting pimped out. I thought I'd start here with the motivation behind the story.
Today I have Rochelle Campbell and Donald from her story, Blue Boy. The story is part of The SciFi End of the Supernatural: A Short Story Collection. He's a magical being that looks human. However, he is able to grant wishes to certain people. In this short story, Donald decides to re-define who he can grant wishes for. She's letting me torture him with an interview. >8D
Since Abducted Life is coming out next week (HOLY CRAP!) I figure it's time to whet your appetite with a teaser. MUAHAHAHAHAHA!
White-hot light stung his eyes. The roar of an engine shook his eardrums, threatening to burst them. His arms and legs were pinned to the cold ground. Above, a massive craft hovered. It was black and sleek, like a giant Porsche with wings instead of wheels. Turbines beat out a frantic rhythm, and yellow lights flashed along its belly. With a low warble, the craft lifted up, vanishing among the stars in a matter of seconds.
When Chys posted on her blog wanting questions to answer for her upcoming release, I had one I knew I needed to ask: Since your characters are always getting caught up in hurricanes and tsunamis, and I live in the frozen tundra, how do you think they would fare in a blizzard?
Let's see how Chrys answered. >8D
"This is Chrys Fey reporting for Disaster 5 News. I am in Sault Ste. Marie, Mi where a tsunami hit yesterday morning. I have Patricia Lynne with me, a survivor of the tsunami. Patricia Lynne, can you tell our viewers what happened, and how you survived?"
I'm at a cross road and I'm not sure which way to go. Path of Angels has been out for an entire year and I actually remembered to celebrate one of the release dates. As of right now, PoA is in Amazon Select and Kindle Unlimited. When I first released them, it was a good idea. I got plenty of reads. But as time went by, reads trickled off. They spike when I do a promotion, but then go back to flatlining with the occasional blip.
IWSG is posted the first Wednesday of every month, but I'm posting early this month. Explanation is below with my writing goals. It is the brain child of Ninja Captain Alex J. Cavanaugh. Get your fears and insecurities out or give words of encouragement. We're writers, let's support each other!
The awesome co-hosts for this month are Eva @ Lillicasplace, Crystal Collier, Sheena-kay Graham, Chemist Ken, LG Keltner, and Heather Gardner!
No one can argue that 2016 was quite the year. Between celebrity deaths and politics it's a wonder any of us survived. Mine was especially rough. Dad had a heart attack and got an ambulance ride in a snow storm. Then a couple months later, Mom had TWO cancerous tumors discovered. Both were removed successfully. My brother's cancer returned and it took way too long for the medication to do something. And then I had my own medical issues. I was diagnosed with Interstitial Cystits and had to throw out 90% of what I normally eat and become a label checker. All this interfered with writing. Needless to say, I'm ready for 2017. Especially if it promises no hospital visits.
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