Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Happy New Year!

I want to wish everyone a Happy New Year! 2014 is looking to be an amazing year for me with the coming publication of my second novel, The Puzzle Box, Part 2 of the Dragon Stone Trilogy. This is expected to be out by the end of January at Amazon and Smashwords.

In addition to this, Part 3, Dragon's Fury, is in the final stages of being written. Then, I'll be working on the editing and polishing. As we all know, that is a grueling challenge but worthwhile.

So, I want to thank all you who have supported me this year and I hope we'll see more of each other next year.

Monday, December 23, 2013

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

This year I've seen a lot of exciting, new books being published and authors striking out on new horizons. I hope that all of you are happy with where you are and feel successful in your endeavors. Being successful means to be making your best effort on the goals set before you. It doesn't mean striking it rich (it would be great!) or even completing everything on your to-do list. It's your attitude towards how you see yourself and how you move towards finishing that next project.

With that thought in mind, I wish you all a Merry Christmas and a successful New Year. Remember, it's not who you are, it's what you think about yourself that is important.


Friday, December 20, 2013

Happy Birthday Rebecca!

I'm going a little off topic today so I can wish my daughter, Rebecca, happy birthday! She has been an inspiration in some of my stories with her quick wit and humor. Although I don't get to see her as often as I'd like, when we do get together it's always filled with excitement. That's because she brings my granddaughter with her for visits that are not only energetic, but filled with warmth and caring.

I can see how much energy Rebecca has put into raising her daughter through the love that pores out of both of them. I want to raise my glass in a toast and say: "Well done!"

So, happy birthday, Rebecca! Another year is coming that will be filled with what you make it. May you make it a good one!

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

The Dragon Stone Trilogy Continues!

Part 2 of the Dragon Stone Trilogy, The Puzzle Box is in its final edit and I'm happy to say will be published after the first of the New Year. The second book is an exciting ride about a young man's decision to seek after a box that might open new horizon's about magic. Up until now, magic was only something in his imagination and dragon's were only a myth. But he finds out that both are bound together and he must do the dragon's bidding in order to save the kingdom of Mar from tyranny.

Part 2 takes place many years after Part 1, Call of the Dragon, but the evil sorcerer has survived in another timeline where he is King. There is lots of action, sword fights and a chase through Mar for the puzzle box. Look for this new volume in January!

Saturday, December 7, 2013

New Book From M. K. Eidem

I want to introduce M. K. Eidem to you and her latest sensational book, Victoria's Challenge. Victoria was born on Earth, but at an early age watched her entire world explode from an evil attack aimed at finding her aunt Cassandra. But she and her aunt were the only survivors and now she's learning to live in another world where the only man she loves has challenged her beliefs in everything she thought was real. Is her love for him a fantasy? What happened to their bond? Victoria must struggle through to find herself. Will her true love be a part of that new life?

M. K. Eidem presents a rocking episode that glued me to the page. I'm not a fan of romance, but this seemed more like a sci-fi/fantasy/romance all mixed into one. If you've read the book preceding this in the Imperial Series, Cassandra's Challenge, you'll find the editing well done in this book.

I give this book five stars! I hope you put it on your reading list. It's available at Amazon and you can follow the link to it HERE. Enjoy!

Friday, December 6, 2013

Frazzled By The Holidays?

Are you frazzled by the holidays bustle? Has your writing schedule gone ka-pooey? Mine was on a downhill slide just before Thanksgiving and I found I wasn't addressing my new manuscript at all. Between marketing my new book, editing the second one and trying to make sense of the last one, I threw my hands up in the air and said: I'll have a cup of coffee and forget it!

But you know what? That cup of coffee and a little time away got me back on track. I guess I needed a break and a little stimulation that wasn't in front of my computer. Now, I'm looking forward to having Christmas with my granddaughter. Instead of feeling jangled by her incessant energy, I'm going to join in and forget about plot points and resolutions. The only resolution I may hang onto is my New Years resolution. Whatever that may be.

How are you coping with the holidays? Do you have a plan? Or do you flow into it with ease and grace? Whatever your style, I hope your holidays are wonderful and filled with relaxation. If your family and friends are near, I hope you get a chance to have them drop by and interrupt your writing for a while!

Monday, December 2, 2013

Medieval Muse - Still FREE!

You can still get Medieval Muse as a FREE e-book through Smashwords. Get your copy today if you haven't already grabbed it. Go HERE

Medieval Muse

What happens when Victoria Budroix receives a cameo that promises to give her the desires of her heart? A trip to medieval times, intrigue, threat of war and an overbearing lord are on the list for her to choose from. Or could it be meeting her one true love?

Sir William of Conrad has escorted a stranger home to be under his protection. He discovers this woman speaks her own mind and melts his heart. He faces his father’s outrage and a broken alliance with the neighboring clan by falling in love. 

Medieval Muse is available as a free read from Smashwords.com. Over 1200 copies already downloaded.