Done! First draft of Beneath The Surface is done. Finished yesterday and now about to send to the editor, I’m nervous about what people will think. The Hunt series somehow grew a fan base that I was not expecting as a new author. This new series is starting fresh. Which means I will have to advertise a little harder, send out to more YouTube and blog reviewers and the usual ads on Facebook and Amazon. I’ve already added the first chapter to the end of The Kill, in case you were curious. I have a few Beta readers reading it now, and I hope those come out okay. 🤞🏻
on top of all this, my husband’s job is in jeopardy due to the covid pandemic. This makes my income with books all the more important. The pressure is on!
The Kill releases midnight tonight! I am so excited for everyone to read it. Of course I'm worried it will suck and be a disappointment for everyone that has come to enjoy The Hunt series, but I will try to stay positive! I'm hosting a release part tomorrow on Facebook. I will announce the winner of the two giveaways: The Chase Travel cup and Chase soap bar, scented Seattle Rain. My friend Nikki Battles made them both and her company is Fluffy Girl Creations, so be sure to check her shop out on Facebook as well. She has amazing bath bombs that the kids love and shower steamers for when you're sick or congested. I think I will next order from her a few lip balms and hand creams, from all this hand washing, my hands have gotten so cracked.
Anyways, back to business... I would like to tell everyone who has fallen in love with Maeleigh and Gearden's story, that The Kill is not the end of their story, just the adventure. I will be continuing their story in a different book series late this year or early the next. More details on that will come as I have them.
Right now, I'm working on a new book series. The first book is titled, Beneath the Surface. Post alien invasion-dystopian world, where a human worker/slave, has fallen in love with a M'Nai soldier working in the mines. Their love is forbidden and could mean their lives or the lives of others, because if word got out about their relationship, it could also start a war.
Dun dun dun! You can pre-order it now on Amazon and it's release is currently set for September of this year. Beneath The Surface
That's all for now, unfortunately. I have to go relieve my husband of the kids so he can clock into his own work. Hope you all are having a good Wednesday and hope to see you tomorrow on Facebook during the release party!
Starting something new: A Monthly Newsletter! You can sign up in the ABOUT page 👆 and get info on upcoming releases, new projects, exclusive sneak peeks and GIVEAWAYS!
This is something I've never really done before except for a school project, so let me know what you think. The newsletters will go out the 15th of every month, starting with this month, March. I'm so excited!
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This month's release is the short story, A New World: An Origins Tale. Here is the blub:
Refugees of a dying planet, the Sidhe find a new world. Upon arrival in ancient Ireland, they find an enslaved people under the thumb of a tyrant, Eorc. Knowing they won't be able to live peacefully until their new neighbors are freed, they wage a war on the alien world, the first between the Tuatha De and human.
I read a couple of books and articles translating from texts and stories passed down, that some people claimed the Tuatha De Dannan, also known as the Faerie People, arrived on Ireland by cloud. One article even went as far as stating they "rode on clouds." Though I have lost a lot of the information I read on this, it got me thinking. What if the Tuatha De Dannan were aliens. They were magical, treated like God's with unimaginal magical powers and gifts, and they have been said to come from the sky/clouds. And so, this story was birthed. I hope it appeals to the sci-fi and fantasy lovers out there, as well as an romantics. It's a short story, so it's only .99 on #Amazon and FREE with #KindleUnlimited
That's right! The children's book that Aurora and I wrote together, is not available in both ebook and Paperback on AMAZON! I am so excited for her! I've decided I would split the money with her, the money she earns will go into her new savings account and the money on my end will go into the next book in our Zombie Dragons series. It cost money for illustrations, yo!
It's finally here! The second book in The Hunt series, The Chase, is finally available to read on Amazon! $3.99 or Free with #KindleUnlimited Yesterday, day two of it's release, it was on the Top 100 Paranormal Vampire Romance list on Amazon. At about noon today, it fell down to 115. It was fun while it lasted though! The pre-orders, which capped out at 95, surely helped it's rise.
It has already been reviewed a couple times by two book tubers, and I can not wait for you all to read it yourselves. In case you're still on the fence, here is a review from Jenn from The Book Refuge, on The Hunt, posted this morning on her Book vlog. Her review of both The Hunt and The Chase can be found on Goodreads as well.
It’s been an exciting couple of weeks. The Hunt gains more and more fans by the day. The highest number of pages read, two days ago, was 8,364 and the average book sales every day is 2-3 a day. This is so much more than I could have expected from my first YA book. My first book, Descending Into Darkness is not nearly as popular. I hope to pick up some more traffic with that one soon, just have to work on the marketing for it.
On top of that, my mom and I have an Etsy shop where she and I sell my Angora wool and her finished handmade quilts. In the last 5 days, we’ve sold 4 quilts and four batches of wool. My husband and I have gone through our garage and cleared it out. It was a mess of boxes and stuff that needed to go to either the dump or storage. We still have some work to do, but it is so much cleaner, which really pleases my inner OCD.
Right now, I am working on marketing, Christmas prep, surviving snow days with my kids being home from school, luckily just 2 so far, and tinkering with a new script and the next book for Descending. I might dabble with the outline for the last Hunt book too. December is going to be a slow month for me because of the holidays. I don’t want to give myself deadlines except for editing The Hunt so I can get that out to you guys as soon as possible.
Thank goodness my husband has been home more in the evenings. At least to help out with the kids bedtime. It’s been such a relief on my sanity, let me tell you. The kids seem happier as well. They missed seeing their dad more than just for the length of a bowl full of cereal gave them.
I know I haven’t been very active on this blog the last few months but I have honestly been trying to focus all my time I’m allowed to sit down away from my kids on writing projects, so I’m sorry about that. But I wanted to let everyone know I appreciate the amazing support on all the things I’m doing. 😊
In case I’m not on here again until the new year, Happy Holidays and I love you! ❤️
It’s finally done! I finished the first draft of The Chase! I am so excited and relieved to have it done. I wanted to have a script done before the year was over, too, but I don’t think that will happen. I need a break and with the chaos of the holiday school breaks coming up, I should probably forget trying to even attempt to finish a project. That said, I have added a paragraph to Transcending (Book 3 Descending series) and I’m considering working on the script I started a couple months ago. Maybe both, just at a slower pace this time around.
The illustrator has gotten back to us with a sample art and its just not the right age group we are looking for. I’ve asked that she tweak it just a little to fit an older age group. Right now it looks like its for pre-schooler readers and I would like for it to be more for 2nd-3rd grade readers. I expect it to be ready for publishing come Spring. I sent it out to a few young ARC readers and have only gotten back positive feedback. It would be so awesome for the book that originated from my daughter’s imagination could do well on Amazon and maybe her school library.
Now, off I go, to work on what, I haven’t decided yet.