It's time for the Down Falls the Queen cover reveal! GetCovers design did a beautiful job saving me when my original cover designer for this novella couldn't make it work, and I am so very grateful!
Down Falls the Queen is the next novella in my "Splitting Worlds" series, scheduled for release in June 2021. Rei, the Tengu Warrior Princess, is only a week away from becoming the next Ascended--the Queen of the Tengu. However, her father's assassination and the untimely intervention entreaty from the Angels taking refuge in The Between--the Tengu's domain--throws Rei into a chaotic whirlwind of mystery that she must unravel before she loses her only chance to wear the crown.
Want to read more?
-Check out Down Falls the Queen's page HERE
-Sign up for the email list to receive a free copy of the first Splitting Worlds novella, Splitting Dusk, on the home page HERE
-Listen to a sneak peak reading of Down Falls the Queen chapter 1 on my Instagram TV page HERE
Let me know what you think of the cover! I love hearing your feedback!
It's time for a new writer fuel recipe: spaghetti casserole! I'll spare you the backstory you don't want by saying simply that this is one of my childhood recipes. :-)
Ingredients for Writer Fuel Recipe: Spaghetti Casserole
-1 Package of Dried Spaghetti
-24 OZ Red Pasta Sauce
-16 OZ shredded cheddar cheese
*Optional: Pepperoni or Salami Slices*
Instructions for Writer Fuel Recipe: Spaghetti Casserole
--Boil the spaghetti in water til al dente (see package for boiling time).
-Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit
-Strain pasta and pour into a large casserole dish.
-Stir in all the sauce and 8 OZ of cheese
-Smooth til even across the pan.
-Top with remaining cheese.
*-Add pepperoni/salami on top. (Optional) *
-Bake until cheese has completed melted on top and is golden brown
Want a dessert to go with it? Check out y writer fuel recipe: cookies & cream cupcakes HERE.
Want to stay up-to-date on other yummy foods I post about? See them all by following me on Instagram HERE.
This week I faced one of my biggest fears yet as a writer, thanks to the amazing Anna Walner! Now, you can watch my first interview as an author: The Vow That Twisted Fate on YouTube on Anna's channel or right here in this post:
If you've been following me a little while, you know that I interview fellow indie/self published authors every month about their work. In the past four months I've led a virtual write-in for AutoCrit (an AMAZING self-editing software that gives genre-specific editing standards) and spoken at SaS Con abut professional beta reading, but NOTHING compares to the nerves that wrack up the first time you're in the hot seat sharing your own works.
With that being said, Anna made my first interview as an author smooth, fun, and positive. I cannot thank Anna enough! Anna is an award-winning author herself, and you should definitely check out her works!
-See Anna's YouTube Channel "The Author Library" HERE
-Connect with Anna on Instagram HERE
-Check out Anna's books on her website HERE
-Read more about The Vow That Twisted Fate, my debut adult fantasy novel, HERE
Oh, and if you're interested in AutoCrit, you can check out their editing services HERE. :-)
*Update 4/15/21: This poll is now closed. See the winning candle HERE.*
I am super excited to have your help with a vote for the official candle for "The Vow That Twisted Fate"--my debut adult epic fantasy due out in July! I am going to place an order for some custom-scented candles soon, which will be available for purchase EXCLUSIVELY at my virtual book signings!
Ready to place your vote! Here's more information on each scent, so go ahead and vote for the official candle for "The Vow That Twisted Fate"!
Need more information about the book before voting?
-Check out The Vow That Twisted Fate page HERE.
-Read more about the characters HERE.
-*March Only - Download an advanced ebook copy as part of the Bookfunnel promo HERE.*
*Everyone who votes for the winning scent will receive a 25% off coupon for 1 candle at a book signing!*
**Everyone who votes for ANY scent will receive a 10% off coupon for 1 candle at a book signing!**
**This Poll Closed on 4/15/2021. See the winning candle scent HERE.**
1.) Oven Baked Bread, Thyme, and Rain
2.) Campfire, Mahogony, and Incense
3.) Black Cherry, Rose Petal, & Myrrh
4.) Cedar, Lily of the Valley, and Old Books
Are you looking for some amazing fantasy stories to read this spring? You don't want to miss Bookfunnel's March fantasy promo: download a pre-release exclusive copy of The Vow That Twisted Fate!
That's right; The Vow That Twisted Fate doesn't come out 'til July 2021, but I have included an ebook version of it for anyone to download as part of the March Fantasy promo! This is the last chance before pre-orders open for you to claim an advanced reader copy, so I hope you'll come check it out!
Want to know more about The Vow That Twisted Fate?
-Read more about The Vow That Twisted Fate HERE
-Meet the characters HERE
-See the Goodreads reviews HERE
Ready for your copy? Join the March Fantasy Promo: download a pre-release exclusive copy of The Vow That Twisted Fate by clicking the button below:
You guys, I am super excited to announce our March featured indie/self-published author live interview: B.K. Rae!
B.K. Rae is the first paranormal romance fantasy author I have featured, and she will be joining me on Instagram live Saturday March 6th at 2:00pm CST to talk about her new book The Darkmoon Descendant as well as about writing/self-publishing in general.
You won't want to miss it!
-Follow me on Instagram HERE to watch live on March 6th.
-Read more about B.K. Rae on her featured author page HERE.
-Grab your own copy of The Darkmoon Descendant HERE.
And stay tuned for future featured indie/self-published author live interview updates by signing up for my e-mail list (you'll also receive a free novella as a thank-you-gift for signing up).
Splitting Dusk has been a huge success thanks to your support! I've read your comments and messages, and am excited to share a new novella announcement and character art: Rei - Tengu Warrior Princess.
I commissioned this awesome piece of Splitting Dusk's most popular character from the super talented Sbsillustrations on Fiverr (HERE is their Fiverr).
Stoic, deadly, and devoted, Rei has served the Tengu as their commander-in-chief far longer than her role as Natius' (the Demon King) captain of the guard. It's time to share her story!
New novella announcement: "Down Falls the Queen" (working title). Here's some sneak-peak information about the June 2021 novella:
A Tengu serves the world as the god-appointed hand of justice. Rei, to be exact, is that hand. For years the youngest Tengu Warrior Princess has served her father, the Tengu King, to keep the balance of good and evil poised on the edge of her blade, never tipping too far to one side. Cold, calculating, and loyal, every Tengu knows that Rei will follow in the tradition of her people and, as the youngest heir, ascend the throne on her 500th birthday so that her father may retire from his millennium-long reign.
Her straightforward world cracks, though, when twin brothers from the nearby Angel Refuge seek her father's aid in resolving an eternal dispute between the Angels and the Demons. Can Rei remain an impartial mediator? Or is the world that the twin abominations--vampires--shows her too tempting to settle for the status quo?
--New Adult Fantasy Novella--
More details are coming soon! Want to see more about Rei in the meantime?
-Check out the Splitting Dusk page on my website HERE.
-Sign up for the e-mail list to download your free copy of Splitting Dusk, the first volume in the Splitting Worlds novella series, HERE.
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