Today, I have Jemima Pett on the blog for the release of her latest installment of the Princelings of the East series, Chronicles of Marsh. That's book nine in the series for those of you keeping track. I'm not sure I could go that long in a book series. I struggle with writing sequels!
Anyways, Jemima is sharing an excerpt from Chronicles of Marsh.
In the morning, Fred and Kira woke, went to check on Jasmine, and found her bed empty and cold.
The Princelings of the East are now King Fred and Prince Engineer George. Gone are the years of innocence when they travelled for adventure and uncovered time tunnels and pirate plots.
Now Fred, assisted by his queen, Kira, has the responsibility for his people, his lands, and for persuading the lords and kings of the Realms to act together for the common good.
George just has to work on his inventions, always thinking of a final goal: to fulfil the promises made to Lord Mariusz so long ago.
Neither has an easy task.
Fred decides to write this history of his reign. He starts with the joy of his inheritance, but quickly shows us that developments in the Realms are not leading towards a settled and happy future.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Jemima wrote her first book when she was eight years old. She was heavily into world-building, drawing maps, building railway timetables, and dreaming of being a champion show-jumper, until schoolwork got in the way. Then she went down the science path, reading all the scifi in her local library, writing papers, manuals and reports, as well as editing the newsletters for her sports clubs. She changed career aged 42, to a new and exciting cross-cutting science called environmental technology, and worked in energy efficiency and climate change. A few years on, she was writing stories based on the personalities of her first pets, guinea pigs named Fred and George, after the Weasley twins. Then her other guinea pigs demanded starring roles….
Jemima Pett lives in Norfolk, UK, and first started writing fantasy adventures for young teens over ten years ago.
Don't bother with the raid. Stay home and learn all about it in the comfort of your own home.
BLURB: What’s in Area 51? Is the government hiding aliens? Elvis? Maybe the set of the Apollo moon landing? Do you know?
Join this multi-genre group as they explore the hidden recesses of Area 51, which up until now have only been whispered conspiracies. Don’t bother with the raid. Stay home, read these awesome stories and learn all you need to know.
The truth is just a page-flip away.
*All proceeds will go to US Veterans.
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Interview with Authors from We Know the Truth, Do You? An Anthology to Celebrate the Raid
1. Tell us a bit about yourself and your background as a writer.
Annie Walls (Author of Lavish Lure) - I’m Annie Walls. I love books, beer, Forensic Files, and taking off my bra! I’ve been a writer since I can remember, I just didn’t know it. I would create and draw characters and then write stories about them.
Beverly Ovalle (Author of The Road to Eden) - I'm a Navy Veteran, wife and mother. I started finding my passion for writing in high school, but never pursued it past the creative writing club.
Chrys Fey (Author of Detective Heavenborn) - I am the author of the Disaster Crimes series, a unique blend of romance, crimes, and disasters. I love Halloween, black licorice, and believe in the paranormal.
C.L. Roman (Author of Not Your Father’s Area 51) - I write sci-fi and fantasy with a paranormal edge. I’ve recently “crossed-over” into paranormal romance and I’m really enjoying it. As a military wife, I’ve seen a lot of the country and interacted with a lot of people, which makes creating characters pretty easy. I’ve been writing since I was in high school. Back then it was mostly angsty poetry and essays on life, such as I knew it at the time. I hope I’ve grown a bit in recent years, especially since my first book launched in August of 2013. These days, I try to portray real people in extraordinary situations because though I’ve always wanted to have supernatural powers, I love everyday life too.
Debra Parmley (Author of The Road to Groom Lake) - I’m a multi-genre, hybrid author with over twenty books out, and I live in Memphis TN. I used to be in a writing critique group with Elvis’s estate attorney and we met at Robin Williams sister-in-law’s house.
Sherry Rentschler (Author of Mermurings) - I'm a retired USAF non-combat veteran, happily married for almost 30 years to another USAF retired non-combat vet. I broke into writing at 13 when a published "What I did on my summer vacation" earned me a spot in a newspaper and $5. After that I went on to write for newspapers, become a photojournalist, a poetry editor for an online magazine, a copywriter, and finally an author. I self-published my first book in 2013. Today I have three books of poetry, five paranormal romance/urban fantasy, a memoir. an anthology by writers on finding inspiration, and a book of photography.
Valerie Puri (Author of Burner Phone) - I write Paranormal, Fantasy, and Young Adult. I started my career as a published author in 2016 with my debut novel The Crimson Tree, a paranormal thriller inspired by true events.
2. What inspired you to write your first book?
Annie Walls: I wanted to write a book I’d read over and over.
Beverly Ovalle: A dare, lol. My BFF dared me to submit a story to a writing contest. I lost, but received a contract from the publisher.
Chrys Fey: A rusted, crooked screw I found in the grass when I was twelve. I look at it as a key to a world, and I wrote about that world—the world featured in Detective Heavenborn, my contribution to the anthology.
C.L. Roman: A Bible verse, actually. That may sound odd, but it’s one that suggests intimacy between angels and humans…and who doesn’t want to know more about that? (Genesis 6:22, in case you were wondering.)
Debra Parmley: Dusty Richards, a well-known western author challenged me to write my first novel and make it a western. The winner of his contest would get a full read by his agent. That was too good to pass up. I wrote A Desperate Journey, a western historical romance, which was published years later, back in 2008.
Harley Easton (Author of In the Air Tonight): It was a writing challenge to cheer up a friend that kind of took on a life of its own.
Sherry Rentschler: I wanted to get my words and name out there. I published late in life at 59 and I felt as though I had been building up to it my whole life. My father actually told me to go for it just before he died.
Valerie Puri: My first book, The Crimson Tree, was inspired by a number of ghostly encounters my sister experienced in her home. These events gave me chills and inspired me to compile them into a ghost story.
3. Do you hide any secrets in your books that only a few people will find?
Annie Walls: I write things from everyday life experience, so I don’t think so.
Beverly Ovalle: No.
Chrys Fey: Of course! I love to do that. Readers may notice these secrets upon a second reading and spot clues I wrote in that hint at things that happen later in my book/series or even in unrelated stories.
C.L. Roman: There are a number of connections between my stories that a reader would only notice when they read the other books. For the most part, everything I’ve written can be read as part of a series or as a stand-alone, but I love giving characters from one book cameos in other stories.
Debra Parmley: Not on purpose, though subconsciously maybe. Sometimes a reader will point something out which hadn’t occurred to me.
Harley Easton: I usually have little nods to pop culture, song lyrics, fairy tales, or other things I'm interested in. There is actually a Beatles reference in the romantic ghost story I had included in the Haunted anthology with Pen and Kink.
Sherry Rentschler: Yes! in fact I just published a "book of secrets" for my readers/fans because I got so much mail over the last couple of years and I wanted to clue people in who might have missed the trail of crumbs.
Valerie Puri: I love finding a good Easter Egg in a book or movie, so occasionally I'll throw one or two into my stories for my readers.
4. What are you working on right now?
Annie Walls: I’m working on a dark fantasy set in a dystopian world with metaphysical characters titled The Hidden, Empathic Disturbances Book One. My protag is an empathic medical examiner who hides her abilities in plain sight. Her world crashes when she encounters other metaphysicals who have escaped the government wards.
Beverly Ovalle: A shipboard contemporary military romance. It is a mix of fiction and fact. I leave it to the readers to figure out which is which. Only those that served with me will know some of it.
Chrys Fey: The last novel of the Disaster Crimes series.
C.L. Roman: I’m working on the third book in Earth Prime, my sci-fi series. It is the last full novel in the series, though there may be a novella later on, mostly because one of the minor characters was left in pretty dire straights and she would like to come back out.
Debra Parmley: Blind Trust, about a blind receptionist and 3 C’s ranch in Montana, a place where women who’ve been attacked and abused go to learn self-defense and other skills to survive and thrive. The hero, a Navy SEAL, has to convince her to go out with him and to leave the ranch to expand her world.
Harley Easton: Editing an anthology with SinCyr Publishing and writing a rock star novel I hope to have published next year.
Sherry Rentschler: After the Area 51 anthology, I'm back to work on Book 3 of my bestselling Evening Bower series. New book should be out by Christmas 2019.
Valerie Puri: So many things! I'm co-writing an Urban Fantasy trilogy with an amazing author, working on finishing up my own YA Dystopian trilogy, I have several short stories lined up, a Wild West PNR novel for a box set, and I've been incubating an idea for a Fantasy series. I'm thrilled to have so many creative projects going on.
Today, I have Tara Tyler on the blog with her new book, Windy Hollow. Tara had a long journey to get this book published! I'm excited that it's finally here for her to share with the world. Congrats, Tara!
Thank you for having me, Patricia!
Today, I'll be talking about Keeping Magic Alive (and no, this is not about marriage counseling!)
Magic is wonderful!
Doesn't everyone wish they could do a little magic? Wouldn't it be great to snap your fingers, wave a magic wand, say some special words, or wriggle your nose to make things happen?
poof! I'm skinny! poof! I have a new car!
poof! enemies are now friends!
and my favorite: poof! the house is clean!
Magic also comes from special relationships--love, friendship, honor and duty, hope, faith. These qualities inspire us to do great, and sometimes impossible, things!
And that's how we keep magic alive. Writers do this all the time by writing characters with those qualities, having them overcome obstacles, and show how they become better for it. Magical! No matter what genre, there's magic in every story: readers connect with the words and envision the scenes in their heads, and it becomes a part of their lives, a part of who they are.
Keep magic alive by looking for it in the world around you: nature, human interactions, your own experiences. Everyone has a little magic inside them. Inspiration is magic--you'll be surprised at how possible the impossible can become!
My magic powers: teaching math so kids understand it and getting things done against the odds!
What magic power do you have?
Patricia and I go way back. I'm so glad we've stayed friends through publishing's ups and downs! Make sure you check out her latest magical creations - magnificent magnets and creative cover for Leaves of Fall
Magic abounds in Beast World -- I hope it piques your interest!
Beast World MG Fantasy Series, book #3
by Tara Tyler
This summer, Gabe and his friends fly over the Great Sea for the wedding of the century: a dragon prince and a beautiful harpy. But Gabe can't relax on this vacation. Besides competing in rigorous wedding events, he overhears the nearby human village WINDY HOLLOW is in danger from an evil human scientist and a vengeful were-ogre experimenting on beasts. Gabe and his friends risk crossing the mountains to help, despite several warnings.
Maybe he's going too far this time, but he's in too deep to quit. It's do or die, hopefully not die!
Tara Tyler has had a hand in everything from waitressing to rocket engineering. After moving all over the US, she now writes and teaches math in Ohio with her husband and one boy left in the nest. She has two series, Pop Travel (sci-fi detective thrillers) and Beast World (fantasy adventures), plus her UnPrincess novella series where the maidens save themselves. She's a commended blogger, contributed to several anthologies, and to fit in all these projects, she economizes her time, aka the Lazy Housewifeâsomeday she might write a book on that... Make every day an adventure!
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Allie McCormack is a new writing friend I made this year. She has a paranormal romance series with genies, and you know me and supernatural beings. I was all over that. The first book in the series, Wishes in A Bottle, was a fun read. The characters were charming, so as soon as I finished, I was tweeting Allie that I wanted book two NOW. She made me wait, like, two months! ;)
About the Book
Douglas needed a miracle. What he got was a genie...
Veterinarian Douglas McCandliss considered himself an ordinary kinda guy with an ordinary kinda life. He had no idea why he'd bought the old silver teapot, and when a young woman appeared before him claiming to be a genie, he almost wished he hadn't. If only she wasn't so damned cute.
Ebullient and cheerful, Jacinth loved granting wishes and helping people. So she was thrilled when her teapot's new owner, a single father with custody of two young children, asked her to stay until he could find a nanny. The problem was, the longer she stayed, the more she was attracted to Douglas, and she was certainly not willing to turn over care of Ben and little Molly to just anybody. But she was a 900-year-old Djinn, and had no intention of falling in love with a mortal man. None whatsoever.
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About the Author
A former career medical transcriptionist and disabled Veteran, Allie McCormack is now writing from home full-time. Allie has traveled quite a bit and lived many places all over the U.S., and also a year in Cairo, Egypt as an exchange student, and a year in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia under contract to a hospital there, plus a short stint with NATO while she was in the Army. As a single mom, she raised a wonderful daughter who's recently married and there are plans afoot for grandchildren. Allie now lives in the beautiful Sorona Desert in southern Arizona with her two rescue cats and writes full-time.
Allie says: "A writer is who and what I am... a romance writer. I write what I know, and what I know is romance. Dozens of story lines and literally hundreds of characters live and breathe within the not-so-narrow confines of my imagination, and it is my joy and privilege to bring them to life, to share them with others by writing their stories."
* Marie Landry
* Story Dam
* A to Z Challenge
* Alex J. Cavanaugh
* Larry Kollar
* C. Lee McKenzie
* A Book Lover's Playlist
* Cherie Reich
* M. Pax
* MJ FiField
* Melissa Barker-Simpson
* Christine Rains
* Heather M. Gardner
* George McNeese
* Lexa Cain
* L.G Keltner
* Sarah Foster
* Chrys Fey
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