please go vote for fate's redemption, taming the wolf and elvin princess for best cover! winner gets $200 and more money i get the more i can afford editors, and lola's services for more pretty covers for future books. go vote now! below are the exact pages. the first two are on page 8 at the bottom, the next page fates redemption is at the top. hopefully they move forward in pages as they get votes but we shall see!
I got the final for the redone version of new world. it is now World's Away From Home. and look at this cover! it'll be uploaded in the morning and available for purchase in a couple of days.
Lola is a genius! She even helped me choose between 2 title options i was stuck between!
So New World is getting re-branded! It will now be known as World's Away from Home. A new cover is in the works and the background is shiny and gorgeous. Lola has picked out the word style and is now messing around with colors and sizing to make everything perfect. I cannot wait to see the final draft!
Shifting Blood cover has been updated online so if you buy it you will get the pretty new one! Fate's Redemption ebook has been updated and the paper book one has been approved and just needs to be put up. Give it a day or two. I know it sounds sill but I buy copies of all my books...I need the proof its really happened! lol.
Today is my birthday but I am feeling under the weather. I think thats a terrible and unfair thing. You should always feel great on your birthday! I want to hibernate until august. I think if I could sleep for a few days straight I would feel better. Over tiredness sucks!
So everyone to make me feel better go out and buy my books to make up for all the money I am using to buy my own books lol. Anyway I hope everyone has a good day. I hope its not raining there like it is here!
You always think of a job as something that makes you money but so far that has not been the case. The start up for an author is expensive! You have to buy the domain for the website, pay for a verified email, editors, artists for covers, marketing costs and so on. Not a cheap endeavor. However if you truly want to get your work out there and become known so you can make money it is needed. A few year ago I tried without all this and sold nothing! You have to spend money to make money people! So if you are thinking about doing this yourself I recommend you have a few hundred set aside for start up capital (minimum $500) or start a gofundme campaign. I have a few author friends that have done so because they are working for marketing companies and writing and still not making ends meet. They are losing money and about to lose their houses or miss rent or not be able to feed their family. It is scary and stressful. So do your favorite authors a favor and skip using KU and buy their books! It can literally save their lives. No one wants to give up on their dream.
Lola sent me the final drafts of new covers so I could give the yay or nay!
AREN'T THEY BEAUTIFUL!!!!!
LOLA is amazing isn't she?!
I am lucky to have a skilled husband. I swear he can fix anything. Our old as dirt couch finally collapsed...well only partly. And somehow he managed to fix and reinforce it so its better than before... I love him so much! This is the overused spot we all try to hoard and I would have been sad to have to get a new one. :) See the space one side that is not on the other? Ya its not supposed to be there. Also it collapsed inward more after I got this shot in lol.
Just in case it breaks again anyone have any ideas on how to convince the hubby it might be time to get a new couch that is not from before the dinos roamed the earth? he is picky and says no to everything!
I used to have a green thumb. I mean it! I would plant things and they would miraculously grow to be the most beautiful plants in the world. I won gardening contests! Now it seems to be slowly fading away...maybe because I am in an apartment and can only practice my talent in potted plants and the plants seem to not agree with this plan. See my attempt below. Its green but the flowers have yet to sprout!
Ideas or words of encouragement welcome! Also we have to put it up high a skunk tried to eat our plants!
I had people ask me what I like to read. Well I do all kinds of stuff but I want to tell you about some of my faves right now.
Jenetta Penner with her books Configured and Immersed. people keep saying they are what you read after Divergent but to be honest I think they are better! not just the writing is good...look at those covers!
I also have a great love affair with everything by Felicia Beasley. I cannot express how sad I am that she is on hiatus! So go buy her books and maybe it will encourage her to come back sometime. ;)
I have also been on a major Persephone and Hades kick! You read about the other gods so often but hardly ever about them so I went out and bought books with them in it! About half a dozen and put more on my wish list. So far I read...
Which was an amazing and fresh take on the tale. I bought the second one and cannot wait to read it! I also read Erin Haye's Shades of the Gods and Blood of the Gods which focuses more on Hades and Persephone's son and a mortal woman but still was very good. I bought tons more from many different authors that I cannot wait to read.
Other than that I have expanded to include comedic mystery in my new fave genres. It is all thanks to this one book that I have been scouring the comedic mystery sections of all book stores. I read the first and instantly went out and got 2,3 and 4 to read as well. Great series!
And now I will just power bomb you with covers of books you have to read because I do not want this recommendation email to turn into a recommendation list the size of a book. Also who doesn't like pretty covers! Something else you must know about me is I am a sucker for the word Fairy-tale. That means Must Buy in my world. :)
The Fairy Tale Bride is free: to draw you in so you must buy the following 6 in my opinion....it works!!!!! Addiction coming your way if you like historical romance and fairy tales. Happy reading! And let me know what you think or respond with some recommendations you think I should read!
So 8 hours of fun. My legs are dead. My feet have blisters. My skin is burned. Despite all that it was fun! I fed reindeer and went on tons of rides that do not make me motion sick. also its xmas theme and what could be better! Below are some cute pics I promised you. :)
these guys are adorable and sweet but major piggy pigs! They get fed hay and grain by the people that care for them and carrots as treats by people who visit. we went in the morning and then again in the afternoon and they had been fed over and over and still acted like they had never been fed before! Apparently they eat everything in sight and are still hungry! but because they are so cute i cant help but talk to them like they are babies and spend a fortune on carrots to feed them!
So today I get my new covers. I will be uploading them as soon as they are finalized so people can buy the books with them. the marketing promotional picture for shifting blood will have some slight action. glinting sword and shiny things. its super cool. Lola is truly a genius and amazing! She is super sweet too going above and beyond what I asked her for!
Tomorrow will be truly a day off as we are going to an amusement park in New Hampshire. Look forward to pictures of real reindeer being fed by my family and I. I make no promises that I will not steal at least one! (They are just so dang adorable! I usually end up spending almost $20 on reindeer cookies lol. (seriously). I am super excited to just have fun and let go of the stress of life.
Change in plans
So because of an emergency (no details forthcoming) the covers will not be going up today/tonight. a very good reason i assure you. tomorrow i will be gone til later so likely the cover updates will come Monday or Tuesday. sorry to disappoint but i am not rushing someone having an emergency!
THERE STILL WILL BE REINDEER PICS THOUGH!!!!
I love to write. In my spare time I nerd out on manga and anime. I read...a lot. When I am pried away from that I like photography (by that I mean a digital camera that I use to document my family's life obsessively). I also like nature. I am told I am like a puppy because if I do not get my daily walk outside I am unbearable to be around.