Hello everyone! So sorry I have been away due to family related situations. I might talk about it in the future. I have however, been keeping busy with my artistic journey and thought I share with you all a giveaway I am currently holding. It isn’t your typical writing or book related giveaway but one of some really popular and well liked alcohol markers. I will also be giving away some of my art.
I would love it if you all entered or if you know someone who loves to draw and makes art this might be a neat giveaway for them to enter. I am holding the giveaway over on my YouTube art channel, Weblight Dreams. https://youtu.be/6X5F_8W2R0E
Please feel free to share this with your friends and family. The giveaway will end Feb 28. Good luck and hope to see you all soon on with updates on my writing endeavors. Thank you for reading! Keep on writing and inspiring.
But for today we are talking about a different book, Switching Hour: Magic and Mayhem Book One.
Released from the magic pokey and paroled with limited power is enough to make any witch grumpy. However, if you throw in a recently resurrected cat, a lime-green Kia and a sexy egotistical werewolf, it’s enough to make a gal fly off the edge.
Not to mention a mission…with no freaking directions.
So here I sit in Asscrack, West Virginia trying to figure out how to complete my mysterious mission before All Hallows Eve when I’ll get turned into a mortal. The animals in the area are convinced I’m the Shifter Whisperer (whatever the hell that is) and the hotter-than- asphalt-in-August werewolf thinks I’m his mate. Now apparently I’m slated to save a bunch of hairy freaks of nature?
If they think I’m the right witch for the job, they’ve swallowed some bad brew.
Have your own free eBook that you would like to see showcased here, just let me know in the comments. And if you would like to support me, a local self-published author, check out my A Prince From Another World, a gay fantasy/romance, series.
Part Three of the Series will be coming out later this month.
Free eBooks are a great way to try out a new author and get a taste of their writing style. Patty Jansen is an author I just discovered and she has written countless books. She currently has two books for free and various collections also for free. But in this post I will be sharing only one, her Ambassador 1: Seeing Red.
A Matt Damon political thriller meets Total Recall action with Avatar otherwordliness. —-Ditmar Award winning author Zena Shapter
It is the sign of a great story teller when an intricate political landscape can be seamlessly woven into your brain without you ever noticing. I was well and truly hooked. The hierarchies and customs of various alien races are understandably complex but not too much to lose the reader. The story is fast-paced and twisting as Cory tries to unravel who can perpetrate the attack on the President and why they would do so, while enduring stonewalling and spying from all sides of politics, including his own. —Reviewer at SQ Magazine (sqmag.com/)
Ambassador 1: Seeing Red
24 October 2114: the day that shocked the world.
Young diplomat Cory Wilson narrowly escapes death in the assassination of President Sirkonen. No one claims responsibility but there is no doubt that the attack is extraterrestrial.
Cory was meant to start work as a representative to Gamra, the alien organisation that governs the FTL transport network, but now his new job may well be scrapped in anger.
Worse, as Earth uses military force to stop any extraterrestrials coming or leaving, as 200,000 extraterrestrial humans are trapped on Earth, as the largest army in the galaxy prepares to free them by force, only Cory has the experience, language skills and contacts to solve the crime.
But he’s broke, out of a job and a long way from Earth.
Disclaimer: This is an old workshop I downloaded for free from a website that is no longer up, it used to be called WritersOnlineWorkshops.com. I do not take credit for this Writing Exercise.
Now with the disclaimer out of the way, here is a neat and easy way to kick Writer’s Block to the curb and get back to writing. This 12-Day Plan will also help you loosen up your writing.
The 12-Day Plan of Simple Writing Exercises
Day 1: Write 10 potential book titles of books you would like to write.
Day 2: Create a character with personality traits of someone you love, but the physical characteristics of someone you do not care for.
Day 3: Write a setting based on the most beautiful place you have ever seen.
Day 4: Write a letter to an agent telling her how wonderful you are.
Day 5: Write a 20-line poem about a memorable moment in your life.
Day 6: Select a book on your shelf and pick two chapters at random. Take the first line of one chapter and the last line of the other chapter and write a short story (no more than 1000 words) using those as bookends to your story.
Day 7: Write a letter to yourself telling you what you need to improve in the coming 6 months.
Day 8: Rewrite a fairy tale from the bad guy’s point of view.
Day 9: Turn on your TV. Write down the first line that you hear and write a story based on it.
Day 10: Go sit in a public place and eavesdrop on a conversation. Turn what you hear into a short love story (no matter how much you have to twist what they say).
Day 11: Write the acknowledgments page that will be placed in your first (next?) published book, thanking all the people who have helped you along the way.
Day 12: Gather everything you have written over the previous 11 days. Pick your favorite. Edit it, polish it and either try to get it published or post it on the Web to share with the world. Be proud of yourself and your work.
I hope you find this helpful as much as I did. This was one of the exercises that helped me finally finish writing A Prince from Another World, a gay fantasy/romance story and many others I hope to share with you all soon.
If you do try these out let me know, and remember keep writing and inspiring.
With yet another blackout and wondering if it would take another two days for the service to be restored this post kind of slipped by. I apologize for posting it late, but the good thing is that the power outage didn’t last more than a few hours. And with that let’s get to the reveal.
A Prince from Another World is a story that was written over nine years ago, I thought it was six but that was since it was released online as a serialization. Nine years is quite long to wait to publish a book.
I am currently working on other formats for this series and so far it is only available on Kindle. But, enough about the formatting, what do you think of the cover? I tweaked the old design I had made for its promotion a few years back and I have to say I love the addition of the Manticore.
Spoilers, yes there is a Manticore in this story and from the previous book cover there is also a Dragon.
I would love it if you all checked this story out and if you like it please consider giving it a review. EBook is currently $1.99. Till next time, keep writing and inspiring.