My point with this long and rambling blog is: that inspiration for settings, whether you are building a new world or placing characters in ours, is right in front of you. If you need a huge waterfall, or a mountain with a lake below it, or even an alien landscape everything you need is just a picture away. … More Inspiration
This is sound advice from a new Indie Author Ashley Hodge that applies across genres. I think we’ve all learned a little something along the way and its important to share that with other authors. Watch for a review on Ashley’s book Damaged Hearts on my blog coming soon. Source: The Best Advice I Have … More The Best Advice I Have Ever Been Given
We moved in from opposite sides. The first Mordere did not see me coming. I rushed in with my sword and swung at its neck. Blood sprayed covering my face and chest. My sword was caught on bone and the Mordere’s head hung from muscle and sinew. It was still alive and grabbing for me now. I pulled the dagger from my belt and plunged it into its heart. The creature screamed in rage. I grabbed the head and ripped it from the body as it crumpled to the ground. … More An Excerpt from Nisha Patel’s Story
For Their Sins will be free next Friday August 18 and Saturday August 19, 2017. This is your chance to grab a free copy of my award winning book. This first person narrative follows the life of Alexandria Diego, a very unconventional 300 year old vampire. Summary: Alexandria Diego never wanted to be special. She … More Freebie ∼ For Their Sins
Review requests may seem like a tedious and pointless exercise but they are essential to getting reviews. Let me explain why. … More The Importance of Proper Review Requests from a Reviewers Perspective.
James had Prince Richard tied up with business when Samantha finished so she decided to wait in the small garden behind what used to be their father’s apartments. Her lute was tucked inside its brass trunk before the door just where she’d left it. It needed tuning but was all right. She strummed up a few notes but could not bring herself to sing. The playing was enough to soothe her nerves though. In a short time her troubles were forgotten. “You play so beautifully.” She glanced up and glimpsed a young man she assumed was the prince. … More Finding Peace ∼ a short story conclusion
Samantha watched as her brother James stood before the entire kingdom for the announcement of his coming child. It would be a grand day indeed now that their family’s succession was assured. Their father king Edward thought James’ wife Carolyn was the best woman in the world save their mother. Since the day they’d married he’d hounded the young couple to have children. It was the same for her other brother David and his wife Diana. They hadn’t even been married a year yet and father wouldn’t leave them alone. … More Finding Peace∼ a short story part 1