BOUND Sale – $2.99 (USD) until August 4!

Originally posted on Sparrowcat Press:

Hey, everyone!

Bound is on sale this weekend (July 29-August 4) for $2.99 on Kindle, Kobo, Nook, and iBooks! If you haven’t grabbed a copy yet, or know someone who’s been waiting for a sale, now would be a great time to take advantage.

Thanks to everyone who has posted, shared, tweeted, and told people about the sale. Every bit of word of mouth is so helpful.

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Welcome to Darmid, where magic is a sin, fairy tales are contraband, and the people live in fear of the Sorcerers on the other side of the mountains.

Rowan Greenwood has everything she’s supposed to want from life—a good family, a bright future, and a proposal from a handsome and wealthy magic hunter. She knows she should be content with what she has. If only she could banish the idea that there’s more to life than marriage…

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The Winners of the Annual #BloggersBash Awards Are…

Originally posted on Sacha Black:

So here we are, it’s results time. If any of the winners/those who place want to display the award on their sites, drop me an email and I will send you the logo.

But first, I wanted to share with you the speech I made earlier today at the first Annual Bloggers Bash:

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Ringing Silence

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How can silence
Be so deafening?
As if plunging my ears
Into an symphony of screams
No words within the quiet
Yet my hearing is stifled
Could there still be voices
That are no longer drowned?
By the noises of reality

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Magic in the Mountain is live on #cleanparanormal #cleanromance

Originally posted on Gwen Bristol:

My new experiment: clean, wholesome paranormal romance novellas. The first one (a digital copy) went live on earlier this evening. Makes me happy!

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Managing the Author-Editor Relationship: Guest Post by Laura Walker

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An interesting insight into editors. :)

Originally posted on Nicholas C. Rossis:

From the blog of Nicholas C. Rossis, author of science fiction, the Pearseus epic fantasy series and children's booksI have been working with Lorelei Logsdon, my editor, for two years now. When I first sent her my manuscript, I was worried what her reaction might be. Thankfully, we hit it off right away, and I now know first-hand the importance of finding an editor who both understands your vision and helps realize it

This is a guest post by (the lovely) Laura Walker, one of Reedsy’s content creators, that examines the relationship between author and editor. Interestingly enough, it provides us with the editor’s point of view.

Reedsy is a digital publishing startup that aims to connect authors with professionals like editors, designers etc.

How new authors can manage the author-editor relationship

A writer’s manuscript is like an appendage of their soul. The heart and labor that goes into creating a novel from fragments of the mind and personal experiences is astounding and incredibly hard work. That’s why it’s…

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New Book Fanfare – Descent by Kristina Stanley

Originally posted on Smorgasbord - Variety is the spice of life:


If you love mountains, skiing and murder thrillers then this is the book for you. Descent by Kristina Stanley is the first of two books that she is releasing this year in the Snow Mountain Mystery series with the second, Blaze coming soon.

About the Book:


When Kalin Thompson is promoted to Director of Security at Stone Mountain Resort, she soon becomes entangled in the high-profile murder investigation of an up-and-coming Olympic-caliber skier. There are more suspects with motives than there are gates on the super-G course, and danger mounts with every turn.

Kalin’s boss orders her to investigate. Her boyfriend wants her to stay safe and let the cops do their job. Torn between loyalty to friends and professional duty, Kalin must look within her isolated community to unearth the killer’s identity.
Here is an example of early praise for DESCENT:

In this impressive debut, Kristina Stanley…

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Character Origins: Yola Biggs the Goddess of Chaos

It’s only right that I talk about Yola Biggs before Merchant of Nevra Coil is released next month.  She causes everything that happens and gets a good evolution as well as revealing more about the world of the gods.  So you know the Chaos Goddess has to have an interesting origin.

*checks notes from long ago*

Where in the world did this nutcase come from?

Seriously, I don’t know what possessed me to create Yola or put a goddess on the side of the Baron.  She didn’t really have a purpose at the beginning beyond transporting other villains and defending the Baron.  Kind of like an overpowered limo and bodyguard rolled into one.  There isn’t even a hero that she matches up with like the others.  Unless I got it in my head to pit Yola against Timoran or Dariana.  Nothing about that in the old notes, so what was I thinking?

It really doesn’t matter because Yola is responsible for a lot of my god-based decisions. I created the Law of Influence to explain why the gods are restrained in their actions and why Yola is not with them.  She’s an exile who broke the one rule and ran away instead of facing a trial.  The Baron happily took her under his protection since it meant he had a powerful ally.  By the time I put her into the story, I had only a basic idea of her history and she’s been bouncing around the background for a while.

Then something changed.  I found a sense of freedom when I wrote Yola scenes because of her level of power and loopy personality.  This led to me figuring out a way to give her more to do.  The challenge was that she couldn’t spend much time outside of Shayd because the other gods would eventually come for her.  Even her unique and wild powers of reality manipulation couldn’t save her from the other gods.  What was the answer to this issue?  Well . . . that would be The Merchant of Nevra Coil.

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