Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Book Blast-"The Eye and the Arm"

Today I am honored to be part of a Book Blast for my friend Andrew Q. Gordon. Below you will find information on his brand-new Dreamspinner Publications release The Eye and the Arm. Check out all of the information on the book below and pick up your copy today!!

The Eye And the Arm; by Andrew Q. Gordon
Champion of the Gods: Book Two
DSP Publications
Length: 99,775 words/296 Pages
Release Date: April 14, 2015
After defeating Meglar at Belsport, Farrell returns to Haven to recover from his injuries, but Khron, the god of war, has other ideas. He gives Farrell a new mission: free the survivors of the ancient dwarf realm of Trellham from their three-thousand-year banishment. To fulfill Khron's near impossible task, Farrell will need the help of his distance ancestor, the legendary wizard Kel. But Kel has been dead for a thousand years.
Farrell finds information hinting that Kel is alive, so he moves his search to Dumbarten, Kel's birthplace. To reach Dumbarten unannounced, Farrell and Miceral disguise themselves as mercenaries on board a merchant vessel. Their journey is disrupted when pirates attack their ship. While attempting to subdue the attack, Farrell is struck down by one of Meglar’s minions.
Unconscious and trapped in his own mind, Farrell's only chance for survival rests with Miceral and the peregrine king Rothdin entering his thoughts and helping him sort fact from illusion. To reach Farrell, they will need to rely on an untested spell from one of Kel's spellbooks. If they succeed, Miceral can guide Farrell home safely. If not, Farrell will destroy not only himself, but Miceral, Rothdin, and everyone around him.
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Thursday, April 2, 2015

Thursday Update-4/2/15

Hello everyone and Happy Thursday!!! I know I have been gone for quite some time and I do feel bad about that. I have missed being able to jump online and be able to talk with everyone of FB and Twitter and all other forms of social media. But alas, things in my personal life have shifted in a few big ways and because of that my writing has suffered. How much you all ask?? Well, let me explain.

I normally don't talk about my day job, nor do I want to. I write because I enjoy it as a hobby and I try not to taint that by discussing my day job. Some of you may know what I do, but the simple fact is it doesn't matter. What does matter is that I work for a heartless corporation who thrives on making their employees suffer. Things got so bad I even had to switch from working mornings to working evenings (which is why I'm not online much at night anymore.) And with the new mortgage and the still struggling economy, there are little to no options on leaving. Now I love writing and I hope to get back to it soon, but right now I need to focus on starting up something that will generate an income faster and more effectively than writing. After all, as much as I love writing it's not something I ever got into because of the money. So my fiancee and I are looking into starting up an online business that would provide authors and bloggers (and anyone else) stock photography to use on blogs and websites with no copyright issues. There would also be a custom component where we can create custom photos, logos, etc. I am super excited about this idea and I hope we can bring into life within a few months. After all, as an author I know how hard it is to find images for our social media so I am hoping this will help a lot of people.

Now let me be clear. I still love writing and I have no intention of giving it up. But I just need some time to get some things straightened out in my personal life and I hope everyone can understand that I will still update here as things develop and I will still be on my normal social media outlets for anyone who wants to chat with me. I want to thank all of my supporters in advance as I move forward. It is because of all of you that I am so passionate about writing despite all of the changes going on around me. And that is something I can never repay. I can't wait to get started on this new venture in my life and to share all of my up and downs with you.

Until next time...


Friday, March 6, 2015

Thursday Update-3/5/15

Hello everyone!!! I am back!!!! I missed the digital world so much. Especially when you consider how much moving sucks. But progress is finally being made. We have Internet at the house now, something that was lacking for more than a week. And even better, the kitchen, dining room and the living room are pretty much unpacked and ready to go. There are still things to do, like get carpet in the second floor of the house and then unpack everything that needs to go in the bedroom, but I am pleased at how much has gotten done. And even better, I feel like I will finally be able to start writing again soon. Now I haven't been able to write anything since my last post simply because of everything that has gone on over the past few weeks, but that should change soon. At least I hope so, because I have missed my boys. Oh, and in case anyone else has been wondering,"Different Tracks" is still going strong. All of the links are under my Free Read page if anyone has gotten behind due to real life like me.

Well, I think that's about all that's going on with me. I hope everyone has been doing well in my absence. Until next time...


Thursday, February 12, 2015

Thursday Update-2/12/15

Hello everyone and Happy Thursday!! I hope everyone had great week. I did, but it was crazy. My man and I close on our house in less than a week and there is all sorts of paperwork and financial things to worry about, in addition to packing. But it is fun. And in a few weeks, we will be moved in to our brand-new house. So exciting!!

Of course with everything going on in my personal life, not much writing has gotten done. I did a little work on Rebellion, but that is about it. I wish I had more to tell everyone, but it may be a few weeks before I can.

On the flip side, while I have no time to write, the free read round robin I am involved in, is still going strong. "Different Tracks" is up to part 12 now. You can keep up to date with the story on my social media pages and all of the links for previous parts can be found under the free read section of this blog.

I think that is about it for now. I am not sure I will be able to post an update next week, but I will try. Have a great week everyone!!


Monday, February 9, 2015

"Different Tracks" Update

Hello everyone!! It's Monday which means a new part of "Different Tracks is now up!! Check out Part 11, which was written by Grace Duncan. You can find it here. Enjoy!!!

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Thursday Update-2/5/15

Hello everyone and Happy Thursday!!! I hope everyone is having a great week. I am, but my life has been so busy lately. I feel like I have barely written anything at all as I continue to prepare to move. Packing is very unpleasant. Plus, the fact that I am moving with my boyfriend means twice the packing to do. But at least I have some wonderful help. And despite all of the work, I am deliriously happy to be moving with the man of my dreams into our first house. But that's enough about my personal life. Here's what's been going on in my writing world.

"Different Tracks" is still going strong!! I posted Part 9 here on Monday and Brynn Stein put up Part 10 today. So you can keep up with all the action right here. Next up is Grace Duncan on Monday!!

My personal writing has still been focused on Rebellion. I think this story is very interesting and I wish I had some more time to devote to it, but I know I will be able to finish it the way it was meant to be.

I think that's about it for now. Don't forget to keep up with Different Tracks and I will be back with a new post next week. Until then...


Monday, February 2, 2015

"Different Tracks"-Part 9

Hello everyone!! I am here with the next part of the Free Read Round Robin "Different Tracks"! We are already up to Part 9, but if you are behind don't worry because you can catch up using the links below.

Part 1-Written by Sophie Bonaste
Part 2-Written by Brynn Stein
Part 3-Written by Grace Duncan
Part 4-Written by Suki Fleet
Part 5-Written by Elizabeth Noble
Part 6-Written by Kim Fielding
Part 7-Written by Sophie Bonaste
Part 8-Written by Charlie Cochet

And without further ado, please enjoy Part 9 of "Different Tracks"!!!!

Xander groaned when he heard the alarm go off. It was way too early. Of course, it was always too early to get up. Even noon was too early. But Xander could tell by the lack of sunlight in his room that it wasn’t anywhere close to noon. And that just made him groan again.
But he knew he couldn’t afford to go back to sleep. He had to work.
However, as soon as he thought of that, he knew something was wrong. He didn’t have to work today. It was Saturday.
Xander pressed his eyes together and smashed his head further into the pillow. How in the world could he have been so stupid? This was the day he had been dreading for the whole week. He would have to go to the Habitat for Humanity site and face Peter after their one-night stand. He would have rather stabbed himself in the eye than face the man again.
If only he had the guts to really do that.
But he knew he didn’t have a choice. If he didn’t go in, he would be violating his court order. And that could mean jail time. Or massive fines he didn’t have the money to pay.
Dragging his tired body out of bed, Xander tried to figure out how best to handle this. He knew he had to go in and Peter would be there. The man was just too perfect to bail out on the whole thing after he put so much time and effort in to it. But Xander was no good at interpersonal relationships. Probably why the  closest thing to a relationship he ever had was a quick fuck.
Getting ready for the day, Xander tried to come up with a plan of attack. The only thing he could come up with was to avoid Peter as much as he could. In theory, it was possible. After all, it was a big site and there were a lot of things going on. But Xander knew better. Even though he knew there was a chance he could avoid Peter, the site wasn’t that big and there weren’t that many people. Plus, it didn’t help that Peter was involved in everything since he had been volunteering there forever.
So unfortunately, that was his only option. Avoid and pray.
With a feeling of dread, Xander left the apartment and headed towards the site.
Xander was half-expecting Peter to be waiting for him at the entrance to the work site, but he was pleasantly surprised to see Peter was nowhere to be found when he got there. Xander knew he was there, since his car was in the parking lot, but the fact that he wasn’t waiting to hunt Xander down was a plus.
Xander said hi to some of the other workers, like Mr. J., who always made Xander smile, before going to work on his assignment for the day. But even though he tried to put on an easy face, Xander was anything but relaxed. He kept waiting for Peter to creep up behind him and ream him out for leaving right after sex. Xander hated waiting for it to happen, but he couldn’t bring himself to go up to Peter either.
As the morning dragged on, Xander saw Peter a few times around the work site, but he always managed to avoid him by ducking behind stacks of wood or cement mixers. He certainly wasn’t proud of hiding from Peter, but there was no way in hell he was confronting Peter.
By the time eleven thirty rolled around, Xander felt pretty good about himself. He had managed to avoid Peter for almost an entire morning. It hadn’t been easy, but it was doable. Especially since Peter didn’t seem all that eager to talk to him either.  Maybe this would turn out just fine.
Xander cringed at himself before forcing himself to turn around. Damn. He had been so proud of himself for avoiding Peter that he had let the man sneak up right behind him. So not cool. No wonder he had never made it in a gang.
“Hey Peter,” Xander said, trying to sound as cool as possible, despite the fact that he was dying a little inside.
“I was wondering if you had a moment to talk.”

Xander nodded, but he knew then and there that he was beyond a doubt totally fucked. 

I hope everyone enjoyed Part 9! Next up on Thursday is Brynn Stein with Part 10!!