Showing posts from May, 2015

Blog Tour for "A Dream Not Imagined"

Hey everyone!! Today I am super excited to bring you news of the release of A Dream Not Imagined, a Cinderella retelling by Shantelle Mary Hannu, along with my interview with her! I just bought a copy of her book, and I'll definitely be reading it over the next couple of days :D

About the Book
A MAID, a PRINCE, and a DUKE. A GARDENER, a STEPMOTHER, and a secret...
Ellie Abbington, a beautiful yet unassuming young woman, quietly longs for her life to change. Too privileged to associate with the servants— too underprivileged to associate with her own family; she dreams a dream of a prince and a happily ever after.

But it could be that her own stepsisters, conniving Dezmarie and easily-influenced Adelaide, are dreaming the same dream...of the same prince.

     In the end, are dreams even all they're made out to be? Especially with deep and long-hidden secrets about to be unearthed?

     A Dream Not Imagined is a non-magical fairytale novella based loosely on the classic tale of Cin…

Character Encounter: Jessica

Hello everyone! I've got another Character Encounter today! :D
For the month of May, Kendra E. Ardnek, who hosts Character Encounters on her blog, decreed that we were to encounter our character at a Playground. This playground is a real place, it's made entirely out of wood and the time that we went there there weren't too many people.
Jessica is a character from my series which I'm tentatively calling "Peacekeepers" but I've also referred to as "Wanderer series". Book one, Chronicler, is from her POV.
I found the picture of Jessica on Pinterest.

     I'm stuck. I hate it when I know where I want the story to go, but I don't know how to get it there. I heave a deep, dramatic sigh and glare at a tree on the other side of the playground. Then I blink. Is someone hiding over there?
     My writer's brain kicks in, though the last thing I need is yet another new story to work on. Even so, I jot a few notes down in the margins. I…

Half-Blood Cover Reveal!

Woo-hoo! Today is the cover reveal for Jaye L. Knight's upcoming novella, Half-Blood, the prequel story to Ilyon Chronicles! *cheers and throws confetti everywhere*
     And after you're done looking at the cover and counting (and recounting... and recounting) the days until the book comes out, don't forget to enter the giveaway at the bottom!
     So, without further ado... here's the cover!

About the Book

The gasps and murmuring grew. Though some were hardly more than whispers, clear words reached Jace’s ears—dangerous, monster, animal, soulless. He tried to back away from their accusing eyes, but the collar pulled hard against his throat and held him in place.

For all his years as a slave, Jace has known nothing but the hatred people hold for his mixed blood—one half human, the other half the blood of a race considered monsters. Always, he is the outsider and quickly learns it is better to keep to himself. But, when his volatile ryrik blood leads him to do the un…

Monday's Minute Challenge 5/11

My Monday's Minute entry for this week (woohoo!)
     I managed to get this one down to 300 words exactly, and I used the picture prompt submitted by Maddie.
     Here it is!

Serena smiled and leaned back in her chair. From her seat on the porch she watched the fireflies dance. Owls hooted and stars twinkled brightly overhead. It was hot outside, but there was a cool breeze. It was nice here in the middle of nowhere. As she leaned over to retrieve the glass of water next to her chair, a movement in the woods caught her eye. Star’s probably out again, Serena thought, rolling her eyes. That dog had escaped more times than she could count. No doubt chasing fireflies, though she usually isn’t this quiet. She stood, stretched, and reached through the screen door to get her dad’s flashlight. “Aunt Kira, I think Star’s loose again. I’m gonna go get her.” she called, before remembering that she was at a meeting. She slipped on her sandals and made her way across the lawn. “Star...” Sere…

How I Discovered Ilyon Chronicles

Hey Everyone! It's May, which means there's a month long celebration going on for one of the best book series ever! (If you haven't read Resistance or The Kings Scrolls by Jaye L. Knight yet, I suggest that you go look them up- they're awesome.) As part of the Resistance Anniversary Celebration, I'm writing about how I first discovered the Ilyon Chronicles.
     For those of you who don't know me, I am a MAJOR bookworm. So when I got a kindle paperwhite for my birthday back in September, I was blown away by the tons and tons of books that I had never heard of. (Before September, my reading pile consisted of whatever our library network had, and a few books that I got as gifts.)
     Anyway, I'm not sure when Resistance popped up in the list of "recommended titles" on the kindle store, but I looked at it and sort of wavered back and forth about whether or not to read it. I read the sample and was still indecisive. I'm picky when it comes t…

A Flash Fiction Story

Hey everybody! Today I've got a flash fiction story for you.
     It was originally for the Monday's Minutes Challenge on,  but after two failed attempts at writing something short enough, I've decided not to participate this week. Both of my stories ended up being about fifty to sixty words too long, and when I tried cutting words to get it down to 300, it felt as though the story lost something.
     Anyway, I'm going to post them both on here (one today, the other... soon).
     Tell me what you think!

     Liyann crept along the dark tunnel. A spark up ahead made her freeze and press herself against the wall. She didn't breathe until she heard the signal- three low whistles. Then she crept forward again.
     The boy she knew only as Hawk was waiting at the tunnel’s end with a burning torch.
     "Change of plans," he said quietly, handing her a backpack. "Jade's out of the picture. So's Snake."