Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Fantasy Challenge

Over the summer I sat out to try something new. During CampNaNoWriMo I started a fantasy story. It's a big scary world outside of a comfort zone. While interactive fiction was challenging I've found that fantasy is a world apart from paranormal romance.

The story and some stuff about fantasy.

So, the story is aimed at being a Heroic Fantasy story told in four parts. Each part is pretty short, only around 10k to 15k words or so. I broke it up this way because shorts can be really fun to write and hopefully it might make it easier for me to see the train wrack before it happens. Anyway, Heroic Fantasy, unlike Epic Fantasy, doesn't really focus on saving the world. Instead it really is about the hero. The character may not save the day, but they've accomplished something they set out to do. Hopefully they do it with a great deal of gusto.

The story did start out with a touch of a love interest, but I didn't want to go too far into romance. After all, the challenge is something different. Still, I'm a romance author so it's floated well ahead of me and already I can tell if nothing else I'm going to end up with a romance. The question is will I have a fantasy story with a nice romance side plot or will I end up with romantic fantasy?

It's still on the fence. We'll just see when it's done.

Mistaken Saga as I've taken to calling it is rolling along like most challenges. I've hit bumps (in the middle of a big one now) and I've spent hours typing. It has the same ups and downs, so my writing process is where it normally is. However I've had to slow my roll and do a lot of research outside the norm.

What the heck would a traveling entertainer be called? Is there a title for that? How is magic going to work inside the world? Is there magic? What other races populate the place? What are the names of the oceans?

Thankfully my geekhood helped out. My husband and I play D&D once a month with a few friends and take turns being DM. So, world creation was something I've done before. I didn't want to use too much from D&D or any other fantasy stories. So I sat myself down and tore away the rules and then rebuilt the world.

All in all so far it's been a fun ride and I'm looking forward to where it all leads. Drop a comment if you're interested in fantasy or if you too are in the middle of a personal challenge.

Peace and Love

Monday, August 19, 2019

Full Moon Release (Aug 2019)


A little late, but it's here. My lil girl started school today and last week was hectic. So, here's a few new and releasing titles to get through the first days of school!

 Mountain Wolf's Curse: Daddy Wolves of the Wild by Serena Meadows

Image result for Mountain Wolf's Curse: Daddy Wolves of the Wild by Serena MeadowsA single dad, scarred by the past…
A witch who stands for all he despises…
They’re sworn enemies, until a greater evil rises.

Jake doesn’t smile at strangers. He doesn’t stop to appreciate sunsets, or coo over fluffy puppies. Those small fleeting moments of happiness are reserved solely for his daughter, Stella. The single dad has made plenty of mistakes, but come hell or high water he will love and protect his girl. Especially from people like her mother.

When an artist comes to restore the murals at his family’s summer camp, Jake immediately smells a rat. The young woman is nervous, secretive, and worst of all, attractive. He’s been down this road before; Marley may as well be wearing a red flag and a pair of devil horns. There is no way he’s letting her into their lives.

That is, until the unthinkable happens.

The desperate father suddenly finds himself way out of his depth, and the very person he swore not to trust might be the only one who can help him.

This is a steamy paranormal wolf shifter fantasy romance with an HEA and no cliffhangers. Fans of Terry Bolryder, Zoe Chant, Harmony Raines and Ruby Dixon may like this wolf shapeshifter series.

Released August 12th

Hold Back the Dawn by Amanda Ashley
Image result for hold back the dawn amanda ashley 
London’s diversions hold no charm for Roan Cabrera. Despite his reputation as a scoundrel, he’s in high demand among the city’s most eligible young women. And though their blood can quench his undying thirst, none of them can fill the emptiness in his centuries-old soul. He finds solace only in easing the pain of those near death—by helping them relive their most cherished memories …

The last thing Kathryn Winterbourne remembers is being struck by a carriage. When she awakens in a luxurious bed, she feels like she must have died and gone to heaven. But the man who has saved her is no angel. With his penetrating eyes, the darkly handsome Roan looks more like the devil himself. And when Kathryn is confronted with the truth about her mysterious hero, she’ll have to decide whether to shutter her heart against him—or give in to the thrill of his love …

Coming August 27th from Zebra

Sapphire Flames: A Hidden Legacy Novel by Ilona Andrews

Image result for Sapphire Flames Ilona AndrewsIn a world where magic is the key to power and wealth, Catalina Baylor is a Prime, the highest rank of magic user, and the Head of her House. Catalina has always been afraid to use her unique powers, but when her friend’s mother and sister are murdered, Catalina risks her reputation and safety to unravel the mystery.

But behind the scenes powerful forces are at work, and one of them is Alessandro Sagredo, the Italian Prime who was once Catalina’s teenage crush. Dangerous and unpredictable, Alessandro’s true motives are unclear, but he’s drawn to Catalina like a moth to a flame.

To help her friend, Catalina must test the limits of her extraordinary powers, but doing so may cost her both her House–and her heart.

Releasing Aug 27th from Avon

That's all for this full moon! Hope you find something to fall in love with!

Peace and Love