Saturday, June 24, 2017

New Release! Darklands


Title:  Darklands, Book 3 of The Rhenwars Saga
Author:  M.L. Spencer
Link:  https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07173FYBM
Price:  Normally $3.99 but marked down to $0.99 through 6/23
Blurb for Darklands: 
Compelled to obey the dark god he pledged his soul to, Darien finds himself tasked with delivering the people of the Black Lands from under the curse of darkness which shrouds the skies. With the enemy mage Azár, Darien sets out across a barren darkscape to assume his place as the leader of a people who despise him.

As he journeys deeper into the shadowed waste, Darien is confronted with difficult truths that force him to question every loyalty he has ever held. For there, in the brutal proving grounds of the north, Darien will be inexorably forged into the most dangerous adversary the Rhen has ever faced.

Darklands is the third installment in the epic grimdark fantasy series The Rhenwars Saga. If you like morally gray heroes, page-turning action, and mind-boggling plot twists, then you’ll love Spencer’s award-winning series.


ALSO:  Books 1 and 2 (Darkstorm and Darkmage) will be FREE from 6/22-6/26 so you can get all 3 books in this series for just $0.99 for a limited time only!
Darkstorm link:   https://www.amazon.com/Darkstorm-Rhenwars-Saga-Book-1-ebook/dp/B01MT77SK9

Darkmage link: https://www.amazon.com/Darkmage-Rhenwars-Saga-Book-2-ebook/dp/B01AAZ1NRS

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Book Spotlight: The Vista

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00W6R8WNM
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. 
~ ~ ~ ~ ~ 
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.
Provide Links:
                Where can we buy the books?
                How can we follow you on Facebook? (No more than 2 links)
https://www.facebook.com/chryscymri?fref=ts
Twitter
@ChrysCymri

                Are you on GoodReads?
Yes:
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/1076161.Chrys_Cymri

                Your Website Address is:

www.chryscymri.com
                Are there any other sites we should know about? (No more than two links)
https://plus.google.com/u/0/+ChrysCymri

Provide One image: (Headshot, Book Cover, Favorite photo)

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





https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01BW8JXBU
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?


Provide Links:
                Where can we buy the books? http://www.jesperschmidt.com/books/
                How can we follow you on Facebook? (No more than 2 links) http://bit.ly/28NJQXO
                What is your Twitter Handle? http://bit.ly/28O3ArW
                 Your Website Address is: www.jesperschmidt.com

                Are there any other sites we should know about? (No more than two links) YouTube, http://bit.ly/1WIwIVC

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

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01AE9SR92
Boxed set includes both full length gryphon shifter novels, Wingspan and Skyfall.

Wingspan
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. 

Skyfall
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.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Marsha L Ceniceros


Why are you THE Next Favorite Author?
There are further concepts to writing a script than a simple idea to capture the reader. On an emotional level, the author must passionately write with a complete baring of the soul. This is what I transfer to the reader, no matter if its fiction or non-fiction writing. Sharing my deepest thoughts and emotions is what I intend the reader to visualize, and experience an emotional reaction, to live within a complete story as these characters. This is what I deliver to the reader, the author who writes a story the reader will never forget. Increasing Facebook fans and twitter is an honor, impressed with twitter and recent request I received from people who have a popular status themselves.

What do you enjoy most about writing?
This answer depends on the type of book I am in the process of writing. Generally, construction to piece together the ideas, emotions and personalities of characters is fun. Although, I have to say, visualizing how readers react to what I intend to compose. Writing is my life, a natural instinct to create and as long as I have fun doing so, I will always enjoy it.

Give an about the Author Blurb,
Marsha L Ceniceros was born in Indianapolis, Indiana and raised up in Southern California. A rising author, redefining the world of science fiction in a direction of pure fascination! Sadana 999, a science fiction, suspense thriller in the purest form, action, and adventure.
Awarded five stars from Readersfavorite.com for both Perçu and Sadana 999 in 2016.

New books for 2017, "Precedence - Bondage is Part of The Game" A Sci-fi action thriller. God Answered Me, a non-fiction true short story- Introduction of a series.

Provide Links:
                Where can we buy the books?



               
How can we follow you on Facebook? (No more than 2 links)



                What is your Twitter Handle?
                      @mlceniceros

                Are you on GoodReads?
https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/48481166-marsha-ceniceros
               
                Are there any other sites we should know about?

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Book Spotlight: Raven's Song

https://www.amazon.com/Ravens-Haven-Generation-Novels-ebook/dp/B006YJ92GO

The next generation has come into its own. Raven, Savanna’s impulsive, impetuous daughter has begun her own epic journey.
Raven was born in a time of turmoil and war. She decides her calling in life is to be a soldier. Sacrificing the shelter and security of Haven, Raven puts herself at risk to save others. She finds herself in perilous situations and thrust into the role of leadership despite her own misgivings. The Siren’s Song of Haven is continuously singing to her. She could be safe, protected, sheltered and warm if she returned to Haven and its stone walls. But, is it her destiny to live in the walls of Haven, or is there another destiny in store for this child of Haven?

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Subrat Mohanty



Subrat Mohanty was born in 1993 in Bhubaneswar in India. He completed his schooling in Bhubaneswar and pursued his Bachelors degree in petroleum engineering from University of Petroleum Engineering and Energy Studies,Dehradun. Presently, he works as a full time petroleum engineer apart from writing books,blogging.

His first two e-books - Voices of Silence (Part-1 and Part-2) were published in the year 2015. His first book - an anthology of over hundred poems named 'The Shades of My Mind' was published in 2016 and was appreciated by many.

Subrat continues to write apart from pursuing his job as a petroleum engineer. He also runs a poetry blog (www.theshadesofmymind.wordpress.com) where most of his poems are published now.

Answer this: 120 Characters or less (Think Twitter): Why are you THE Next Favorite Author?
My words are like vapors rising from our mundane lives,
Distilled through the baffles of my imagination.
And then what comes out from the book,
Strikes the fire of joy and fascination.

What do you enjoy most about writing? Writing helps me to connect to my deepest emotions.

Give an about the Author Blurb,
Subrat Mohanty was born in 1993 in Bhubaneswar, the capital of the Indian coastal state of Odisha. After completing his school education in Bhubaneswar, he moved to Dehradun to pursue his graduation studies in petroleum engineering and thereafter has been working as a petroleum engineer. Writing has always been a passion for him apart from engineering. He started publishing his poems on a blog - "The Shades Of My Mind" where he still continues to publish his poems. The poems were published in the form of a book by the same name in the year 2016. The author has written three books -two collections of poems and one novel.

Where can we buy the books?
              www.amazon.com/dp/161813731X
              www.amazon.co.uk/dp/161813731X
              www.amazon.fr/dp/161813731X
             www.amazon.es/dp/161813731X
             www.amazon.it/dp/161813731X
             www.amazon.de/dp/161813731X


                How can we follow you on Facebook? (No more than 2 links)
              www.facebook.com/AuthorSubrat

                What is your Twitter Handle?
              @AuthorSubrat_
                Are you on GoodReads?
              Yes
                Your Website Address is:
              www.subratmohantyblog.wordpress.com

                Are there any other sites we should know about? (No more than two links)
             My poetry blog – www.theshadesofmymind.wordpress.com
             My Amazon author profile page – www.amazon.com/author/subratmohantywas born in 1993 in Bhubaneswar in India. He completed his schooling in Bhubaneswar and pursued his Bachelors degree in petroleum engineering from University of Petroleum Engineering and Energy Studies,Dehradun. Presently, he works as a full time petroleum engineer apart from writing books,blogging.

His first two e-books - Voices of Silence (Part-1 and Part-2) were published in the year 2015. His first book - an anthology of over hundred poems named 'The Shades of My Mind' was published in 2016 and was appreciated by many.

Subrat continues to write apart from pursuing his job as a petroleum engineer. He also runs a poetry blog (www.theshadesofmymind.wordpress.com) where most of his poems are published now.

Answer this: 120 Characters or less (Think Twitter): Why are you THE Next Favorite Author?
My words are like vapors rising from our mundane lives,
Distilled through the baffles of my imagination.
And then what comes out from the book,
Strikes the fire of joy and fascination.

What do you enjoy most about writing? Writing helps me to connect to my deepest emotions.

Give an about the Author Blurb,
Subrat Mohanty was born in 1993 in Bhubaneswar, the capital of the Indian coastal state of Odisha. After completing his school education in Bhubaneswar, he moved to Dehradun to pursue his graduation studies in petroleum engineering and thereafter has been working as a petroleum engineer. Writing has always been a passion for him apart from engineering. He started publishing his poems on a blog - "The Shades Of My Mind" where he still continues to publish his poems. The poems were published in the form of a book by the same name in the year 2016. The author has written three books -two collections of poems and one novel.

Provide Links:
                Where can we buy the books?
              www.amazon.com/dp/161813731X
              www.amazon.co.uk/dp/161813731X
              www.amazon.fr/dp/161813731X
             www.amazon.es/dp/161813731X
             www.amazon.it/dp/161813731X
             www.amazon.de/dp/161813731X


                How can we follow you on Facebook? (No more than 2 links)
              www.facebook.com/AuthorSubrat

                What is your Twitter Handle?
              @AuthorSubrat_
                Are you on GoodReads?
              Yes
                Your Website Address is:
              www.subratmohantyblog.wordpress.com

                Are there any other sites we should know about? (No more than two links)
             My poetry blog – www.theshadesofmymind.wordpress.com

             My Amazon author profile page – www.amazon.com/author/subratmohanty

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Book Spotlight: Dreamscape

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01APQ34OM

Set in a fantasy world full of sects fighting against each other, a man from an alternate dimension of the gods is sent to earth to save it from a threat it does not yet know. Khalos had powers he didn’t even realise, and when they awakened, they destroyed his world. After a fire, started from his rage, burned down his childhood home, Khalos’ innocence died in the ashes. He began a long journey to a city where he may be safe—and others may be safe from him--meeting up with a woman who worked with dark forces from the future. 
As the world is plunged into turmoil, Khalos and his link to the dreamscape is fought over by every side. Does he allow the machine from the future to awaken those in the realm of the dead? Does he follow the mystical Sisters and their quest to destroy the machine? And what about Ianthe, his wife and hidden servant of the machine and its worshippers?
In desperation, Khalos turns to the Sisters and begins his metamorphosis from human to a denizen of the dreamscape—where he came from before he was born. With his link to the dreamscape and its god, Watcher, Khalos journeys far from the woodlands and cities of his continent to the forests of the Sisters’ sanctuary, and finally to the snow and ice of the north pole to find a way to destroy the machine seeking the conquer them. On the way, he is captured by the Annukeim—alien servants of the machine—meets a girl who is dead, and befriends a gryphon from another world.
With this help, can Khalos end the machine’s domination once and for all?

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Scott Prussing



Why are you THE Next Favorite Author? My books have been enjoyed by readers of all ages, from 13-80. Fans love the humor, romance, suspense and magic.

What makes your book stand out from the crowd? My books stand out for their creativity and inventiveness. My Blue Fire Saga series begins with a bite from a grafhym (a one-fanged vampire I invented). I also created a race of supernatural vampire hunters called volkaanes, who slay vampires by means of magical blue fire inside them. The series also includes the last of a race of wizards called the waziri, a shape-shifting witch, a Necromancer and zombies, just to mention some of the magical marvels filling my books.

Scott Prussing was born in New Jersey, but was smart enough to move to beautiful San Diego, CA as soon as he received his Master's degree in psychology from Yale University. He is the author of the eight book paranormal romance Blue Fire Saga. In addition to Blue Fire Saga books, Scott also wrote Blue Fire Heat, an erotic companion piece to the Blue Fire Saga, and Blue Fire Beginnings, a collection of short stories recounting the origins of some favorite Blue Fire characters. He is also the author of the mystery/suspense novels Unturned Stones and Tangled Webs, the post-apocalyptic dystopian fantasy Anomaly, the fantasy/adventure novel Dreams of the Last Born, and the teen romance Mine: A Love Story.

Besides writing, Scott enjoys riding his bicycle at the beach, going to the movies, reading books of all sorts, hiking, and golf. He remains one of the few people in the United States without a cell phone.

Scott enjoys interacting with his fans and has placed many of them in his books as characters. Follow Scott on Facebook and Twitter:

http://www.facebook.com/scottprussingauthor
https://twitter.com/BreathlessBook

Scott’s books are available on Amazon.com, Barnes&Noble.com, itunes and smashwords.com. Book One in the Blue Fire Saga, Breathless, is permanently FREE on all platforms. Here are the links for Breathless:
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004U6WM7E
https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B004U6WM7E
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/breathless-scott-prussing/1103450265?ean=2940044473225
https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/breathless-blue-fire-saga-1/id772002893
https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/87871

GoodReads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4325564.Scott_Prussing
Website: http://www.ScottPrussing.com

Saturday, May 20, 2017

New Release-Conquest


Blurb:
A primeval darkness threatens to destroy mankind...
The world's largest gaming platform in the entire industry is led by a man with many secrets. The popular game DarkForce features the World of Zion which has been plagued by the destructive will of the Leviathan for centuries. What gamers don't know is that the World of Zion actually exists, and the Leviathan has fed off of the souls of men and his fodder has become scarce. He now turns to Earth with an insatiable hunger. Only a woman from Earth who levels up to discover a divine inner power can challenge Earth's Apocalyptic Fate.

Book Genre:
Science Fantasy, LitRPG, Cyberpunk

Author Bio:
Aleric Elos is the Award-Winning Author of The SciFan™ Universe series. Known worldwide as the "Godfather of SciFan", he likes to play MMORPGs, and since he doesn't have the software engineering experience to develop his own games he decided to express his creativity in LitRPG form. 

Universal Book Link:

Follow Links: 

Excerpt:

Prologue

Shadows of Darkness

The voices in his mind were barely a whisper now, but they were always present. It had taken him hundreds of years to subdue them, and he feared that his true intentions would soon be discovered. Though Timur Demyan had long ago yielded up his soul unto the Leviathan, he still followed his own agenda while he fulfilled the will of his Master.
Timur hid in the shadows of the park, slipping through the darkness from one shadow to the next. His prey walked quickly with eyes darting to each side like a bird weary of predators. A frantic look of desperation was plastered over the other man’s unshaven face as he flipped open an antiquated cell phone.
“Come on…” he heard Jason Bridger murmur to the phone as he approached the fountain, “Answer already!”
“Allan, this is Jason. I know we haven’t spoken in a long time, but I need your help. I’ve stumbled across some disturbing information that involves one of your firm’s clients. I need to speak with you in private immediately. As soon as you get this, meet me on the east side of Buckingham Fountain. There’s little time.”
The instant Jason ended the call, Timur stepped out of the shadows, “Indeed, you have very little time.”
Jason spun around with his concealed pistol cocked and ready, “Back off, old man!”
“Ah,” Timur limped forward with his cane in his crippled right hand while he brandished a handgun with his left, “Not until you return what belongs to me.”
“I’m not letting you get away with this.” Jason shook his head adamantly.
“This scene is all too familiar.” Timur chuckled as he cocked his handgun and aimed, “This is exactly how your colleague died.”
Without a second’s hesitation, Jason pulled the trigger. Timur fell backwards with the sudden impact that hit him in the face. Seconds later a strange greenish glow surrounded his body, and then he disappeared. Jason’s eyes grew wide, and then a bullet ripped through his abdomen. And then another through his chest. Clutching the wounds, he absently dropped his pistol as he fell to his knees.
Timur reappeared from another shadow and the strange glow around his body began to dissipate. He approached with a silencer affixed to the tip of his handgun and picked up the old thumb drive that had fallen out of Jason’s hand.
“As I said earlier, you indeed have very little time.” Timur sneered as he placed the tip of his handgun against Jason’s forehead, “And I might add, your friend Allan has very little time as well.”

Thank you again Lucinda!

Friday, May 19, 2017

Kindle Scout Program-Guest Post

Kindle Scout is a golden opportunity for an author to get published by one of the most active publishers of our day, Amazon.


I think as writers we can all agree that to be favored by the largest search engine for books around would be a great advantage. With the Kindle Scout program, writers have a chance at that opportunity.

The Scout program also gives readers a chance to read new releases at no cost to them.  

For readers, sign-up is simple. You browse through a list of books that have never been published, look at their covers, read their excerpts, and then nominate the ones you think will make a good read. You’re allowed three books in your queue at a time. Remember, you don't have to have read them. You’re not expected to read them, of course, because they haven’t been published. But you will get a chance to 'look inside' and read a chapter or two, and then vote for the books you would like to see published.

All books remain on the site for 30 days. After that, they are taken down and you can choose another book to replace it so that you may always have 3 books in your queue. Or not. 

Should Amazon decide to publish the book you nominated, you will get a FREE COPY of that book!

This is one of the advantages for writers, because now you have a list of fans. Amazon will remind those readers to leave a review for your book.

Selected books will enjoy Amazon’s marketing. I think that’s something that we all covet in a way, to be featured on their pages.

To add to the advantage for writers, if your book is not selected for publication, Amazon will send a complimentary email to all your fans if and when you decide to self-publish on Kindle. 

The contract you sign with Kindle also allows selected authors a $1500 advance.

So, with that being said, I would like to introduce you to the book I have on Kindle Scout.

THREAD OF A SPIDER

Following an ambush at the Upton Rail Station in 1921 Ireland, British troops burn Ailis’ home to the ground and arrest her fiancé, Liam, for murder. She and her younger brother Paddy flee to an enchanted glen. Lured by a haunting song, Paddy is abducted by forest folk. Perilous obstacles, and a questionable stranger, hinder Ailis' attempts to find her brother or free her fiancé, until her only hope for survival rests on the magic of the Fae.



You can find more of my work at my website: http://gardnersart.com

Or on my Author Central Page on Amazon

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Book Spotlight: Indigo Traveler

·         http://amzn.to/2e4Mb1n

Xander Veh, 13, could see the secrets others hid from the world. He dreamed of going to the stars to find out why he had this gift. When his cat brings him a griffin encased in stone, a whole new world is opened up to him. A world where an Arimaspian giant is rampaging the lands, and they need someone like him. How can he stand up to a giant when he can’t stand up to the school’s bully? To save a world from war, Xander must learn the truth about himself.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Mercedes Prunty


I write what my characters force me to write, they believe their stories need to be told and I am just the ink to the pen, to the paper that is commanded to document it.
What I enjoy the most about writing is the first draft, otherwise known to me as the dream draft. This is because the whole point of the dream draft is to basically write down all what I see in my mind, I write every last detail that my characters tell me to and at that stage it is just a dream, it’s not a solidly formed book or manuscript yet. I also think of it as the dream draft because quite often when I am writing it I will dream about my new story when I’m asleep, different scenes, character dialogues and epiphany’s to the plot will all materialize there. To me this draft is all about creating the world I want to portray, editing and filling in plot holes can happen in the second and third draft. (Yes I like to do that many because I want it to be the best, polished piece I can produce). Once these are all done it is no longer just a dream but a reality, a new world, a new book I have produced.

Mercedes Prunty is a mother, wife, author, blogger and lover of all things Fantasy and Zombie horror. She lives in East Sussex in the UK with her two children and her husband. She first trained to be a hairdresser before having her children and realizing writing was her passion on her maternity leave. Since then she has written and self-published four books; The Keeper of the Key, Alone, Lone and Junia. She is currently writing the final book in the Alone series and plan to have it published in August this year.
Where can we buy the books? Amazon, CreateSpace, Ebay.  (Link to one of my books Junia) https://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_rsis_1_5
                How can we follow you on Facebook? (No more than 2 links) @MercedesPrunty
                What is your Twitter Handle? @MercedesPrunty
                Are you on GoodReads? Yes

                Your Website Address is: www.mercedespruntyauthor.wordpress.com

Monday, May 15, 2017

Space travel


In my future fiction novels my characters are starting to colonize space. I have to think about how they get there and how they travel long distances. 
There have been so many stories with so many varieties of space travel It's going to be difficult to find a way to develop an engine that doesn't look like I'm copying someone else. 
I have a few ideas bouncing around in my head, but I would like to hear your thoughts.
How do you think Earthlings are going to expand into the Universe?

Saturday, May 13, 2017

New Release! Publish Promote Repeat

BUY Publish Promote Repeat!


New release is only .99 for a very short time!
I would love some honest reviews of this book!


Promotion is a process. There is no magic formula for selling books. Hard work and dedication are required to create, publish, and market a masterpiece.
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Friday, May 12, 2017

Trolls

      Occasionally you might pick up a TROLL. These are people who do everything they can to harm your product by giving you a 1-star review. They will frequently create fake accounts to do this in order to hide behind a mask. Usually they are other authors who feel vindicated in giving 1-star reviews as revenge for poor reviews (or no reviews) on their work.

So, what do you do about a TROLL? Simple, ignore them! TROLLS are in it for the attention. The belief is any publicity is good publicity. When you respond to the TROLL it feeds the bad behavior.

I have used TROLLS to my advantage. Every once in a while I will pick up a TROLL on one of my posts. I take a screenshot of the comments and post it in one of my other groups (with a link to the book). This draws attention to the book and motivates purchases.

If the 1-star review seems to be generated from a fake account you can report it. You can also ask your writing community to report the review.

Sometimes the site removes the review, but this doesn’t always happen. Most readers know how to recognize a fake review.

            So, the best way to counteract the negative aspects of a bad review is to:

1.       Improve/fix your writing.

2.      Gather as many reviews as possible so readers can assess the value of each review.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Book Spotlight: Kaschar's Quarter

https://www.amazon.com/Kaschars-Quarter-Default-King-Book-ebook/dp/B01CPNH7DM
Matthieu Sartonné thinks he knows precisely where life will take him. However, like the rest of the world, he is not prepared for what will come next.

Decades of fear and hatred have spilled over from the nearby city of Cyrnne. The armies of the Evangelical Brethren march under the sign of the falling star, destroying all in their path and bringing with them a deadly sickness unlike anything the world has ever seen. Heilicon, the cradle of Matthieu’s every ambition, is the first city to fall. It will not be the last, but if Matthieu is to see any conclusion to this war, he must escape by any means he can.

He sets out into a larger world that owes him nothing and will never let him stay in one place for long. But he is not alone in his yearning for a better world. Along the way, he meets plunderers, refugees, islanders, sailors, zealots, a reluctant prophet, and a family he never knew he had. Will one of these be able to give him the peace he seeks, or are they merely imperfect men like himself? Are they even real?

All he knows anymore is that some power wants him to stay alive; only time will tell if that power is God or simply his own will to survive.