Thursday, June 22, 2017

Book Spotlight: The Vista
2047. Tiny pockets of humanity remain, scattered, and struggling. Civilization has fallen. 
The Vista has remained isolated since World War Last, a generation earlier, its survivors content with what they have. Their children yearn for the knowledge of the outside world. That knowledge could make their lives less perilous, or it could destroy them. 
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It's not a dystopia, it's not a utopia - it's their home, and they'd do anything to protect it.
For fans of Sense8, the Insurgent series, and Mad Max, this is a post-apocalyptic adventure for you.
The Vista: Book 1 of The Wildblood introduces Team Three – Allen, MacKenzie and Wade. An elite team of security officers, they’re young, ambitious, and at the forefront of a movement to discover what is beyond The Vista. They also believe they are genetically enhanced, Gen En, a practice outlawed long before they were born. Venturing beyond their valley draws the attention of someone dangerous, someone that shares their past and wants to control their future, or destroy them because of what they might be. The team decide to take the fight away from their home and end up finding new allies – and new enemies.

The Wildblood Series

No one remembers what started the war, the big one. It happened too fast, and there were too many lies, for the truth to be known. Civilization stopped, and what came next was fueled by rage and fear.

Twenty years on, a tiny refuge, a place called The Vista, may be one of the last vestiges of humanity. Isolated, guarded, and hiding a dark secret, the people have survived World War Last, and they are content with that. Their children, however, are not. The search for others will send them out into a world they know nothing about, where the line between enemy and ally is blurred. The war may be far from over.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Chrys Cymri

Why are you THE Next Favorite Author?
Do you like fantasy books which make you laugh and make you think? Then you’ll love what I write!
What would you say is your interesting writing quirk?
I live with a small green parrot, and I write best when she’s having a nap snuggled against my neck. She also keeps me from snacking, as she thinks anything I eat should be run past her first.
Author Blurb,
Priest by day, writer at odd times of the day and night, I live with a small green parrot called Tilly because the upkeep for a dragon is beyond my current budget. Plus I’m responsible for making good any flame damage to church property. I love ‘Doctor Who’, landscape photography, single malt whisky, and my job, in no particular order. When I’m not looking after a small parish church in the Midlands (England) I like to go on far flung adventures to places like Peru, New Zealand, the Arctic, and North Korea.
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Monday, June 19, 2017

Is this Real Life?

Story idea:
Guy lives a high adventure life (Super Hero, Secret Agent or such).
He dreams of having a normal life, so much so he imagines having a wife and child, going to a regular, boring nine to five job.
He desires this so much he actually lives out his imaginary life in his mind and his super hero duties interfere with his imaginings causing extreme frustration and depression.

Create the story.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Book Spotlight- 30 Days Stream of Consciousness
Stream of consciousness is thought in written form. For thirty days the voices were given free reign and this is the result. What happens when the voices are given the right to speak what is really in their mind? 
Do the voices speak the words you wish you could say or do they assault your calm, ordered mind and make your hair stand up on end? Perhaps you would like the opportunity to allow the voices in your consciousness the freedom to speak.
Warning: This book contains strong language and adult themes.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Jasper Schmidt

I absolutely love Fantasy and tend to go dark and epic with it. Good fiction is memorable and entertaining.

When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?
I have always loved creating and I suppose that if I was only allowed to choose two words to describe myself they would be, “Focused ambition.” Yet, the art of writing was something that lived a quiet life, in the back of my mind, for many years. It was a dormant desire and, like so many of our dreams, it was placed on a list of things to do later; you know, when time would allow it. And there I left it. Half-forgotten. For a long time.

I have a Finnish sauna to thank for eventually picking it up from that dusted corner and beginning to pour my focused ambition over it. Every summer my wife, two boys and I go to Finland and spend a couple of weeks trying to do as little as possible. In that cottage it is all about slowing down and recharging our batteries. The atmosphere is perfect for it. What it was exactly that sparked my authorship I cannot say for sure – maybe it was just slowing down that gave another perspective? Maybe I was just ready for it? Whatever it was, I am ever thankful that it happened when it did back in 2015. Why wait when you can act today?

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Monday, June 12, 2017

Physiological Needs

How do you handle the physiological needs of your characters?
Eating, Sleeping, Bathroom and such?
Write a scene in which your character satisfies a physiological need.
(Keep it appropriate for all audiences)

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Book Spotlight: Taken on the Wing Box Set
Boxed set includes both full length gryphon shifter novels, Wingspan and Skyfall.

Jenn Klein was raised in the human world unaware of her gryphon heritage or the legacy before her. Devastated by the death of her twin brother, she makes the uncharacteristic decision to find emotional connection with a stranger, a man she knows only as Talon in the cave-like sleeper cab of his rig. But no sooner is she introduced to the gryphon world they’re meant to share than she’s violently taken and forced to fight, delicately balancing the human world she knows with the world of the gryphons.

Born and reared a proud warrior, Talon’s life takes the turn of most male gryphons; that of a rogue, existing in both the human world and on the fringes of his adopted Rocky Mountain eyrie. After proving himself to the beautiful but emotionally damaged rogue female in his truck they part ways. He’s haunted by her presence in his heart until they’re reunited in his eyrie. When she’s torn from his arms he’ll stop at nothing to have the woman he now calls Shadow returned to his side. 

When Cloud is expelled from Master Sky’s ranger training program, the last gryphon she expects to find at her den is her old lover Soar. Now she’s the only gryphon with the skills to get inside a corrupt Calgary eyrie and Soar needs her in more ways than one. Cloud has little choice but to accept the mission. Success will get her back in Sky’s good books but accepting Soar as her working partner will either heal her broken heart or ruin it completely.

Master Soar walked out of Cloud’s life when her departure to the ranger program was inevitable. She was motivated, beautiful and too young to tie herself to someone like him. As much as it hurt, it was better to let her go. But when the Calgary eyrie is at the centre of a conspiracy to destroy his own, he’s forced to play every card he has, including Cloud. When Cloud shuts him out and starts to operate on her own he has no choice but to go in after her, risking the entire mission to get the gryphon he loves out alive.