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New Release: Stealing the Wolf Prince

Stealing the Wolf Prince

Wylderland Chronicles, Book One

What harm could come from impersonating royalty?

After years on the road conning wealthy nobles out of their gold, Kiera is ready to give up her life of crime and return to her childhood home of Cearbhall. She’s got one last job in mind, one that will see her set for life. What harm could come from impersonating a country princess to marry a prince and live wealthily ever after? Except her childhood home is nothing like she remembered. The king has gone senile, his younger sons rule with terror, and the crown prince is missing. The prince she’s to wed is only interested in siring an heir, and her future brother-in-law wants to get into her skirts. Deciding the grifter’s life wasn’t so bad after all, Kiera plots her escape. Before she can steal away, she’s discovered and thrown into the dungeon with a crazed wolfborn to die.

Lachlan never thought that he'd see his childhood sweetheart once his wolfborn affliction set in. Nor did he expect to ever see daylight. Imprisoned in the dungeon since adolescence, his brothers have usurped the throne and trail evil in their wake. When Kiera lands in the dungeon with him, he recovers his will to put things right. Kiera may not remember him, but he remembers her, and Lachlan vows to save her from his brothers and their schemes.

Except Kiera wields a power unlike any other, and she doesn’t need saving. But the people of Cearbhall do. As Kiera and Lachlan fight the evil princes, they uncover a greater magic in the world around them, and a powerful magic between them that can’t be denied...

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I’ve signed a publishing agreement with Etopia Press! Stealing the Wolf Prince will be available in ebook in under one year. I’m super excited to start the editing process and get this project published.

Stealing the Wolf Prince was originally written in 2006 as my first NaNoWriMo win. Last year, I decided it had collected enough dust and I edit the manuscript and started sending it out.

Every step of this journey has been a tremendous learning experience and I know I am not done yet. I’ll keep you all aware of my progress. Lots of fun things coming in the next year.

To celebrate, I decided to do another giveaway! Follow the link to a Rafflecopter giveaway for a chance to win an ebook copy of Unrequited, a corner bookmark, or a crocheted coffee cozy. All hand crafted by me in some fashion.

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Unrequited is Available!

UnrequitedUnrequited is now available for purchase at Amazon and Barnes & Noble!  Click on over and pick up your copy of my steampunk romance short story.  I hope that you have enjoyed this week.  Thank you for tagging along on my journey to publication.

The winner of the free copy is Therese A.  Congratulations!  I'll be emailing your free PDF copy over in just as second.  Thank you to everyone for participating.  If you didn't win, keep tagging along.  I'll offer other freebies and giveaways soon.

In the meantime, I'm thinking about my next project.  Lots of ideas rolling around in this brain o' mine.  Stay tuned.

Unrequited; Coming Soon!

My romantic steampunk short story will be coming to an ebook near you!  Stay tuned for more exciting updates about "Unrequited".  Coming tomorrow, the book blurb!

In the meantime, enter to win a free copy! Unrequited Rafflecopter Giveaway!

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Submitted!

I have finally crossed that threshold in my writing path and submitted my first novel to a publisher. The envelope is stuffed with “Stealing the Wolf Prince” and mailed! EEK! Now the worst part of it all, I have to wait. In the mean time, I think that I will seek out other publishers and set up subsequent submissions. Although I’m a chronic optimist, I’m also a realist and know the likelihood of my first submission being accepted isn’t favorable. Either way, go me!

I can no longer say that writing is a hobby. Not with a novel complete and out in the publishing meat grinder. Ya’ll know that I’ll keep you up to speed on everything as I experience this journey. I’m an open book, no pun intended. Well, maybe just a little pun.

I go back to my desk job next Tuesday. I’m happy that I was able to get so much accomplished on my leave. Assuming I have any free time once I’m back at work, I think that I will start to edit the sequel, “Thieving the Bandit Lord”. That should keep me occupied while I wait. I don’t want to lose momentum or be the one to get in my way.

A New Little Addition

On a personal note I wanted to say that the arrival of my second child occurred on schedule this past week and we are all home now adjusting to the changes.  My recovery is taking a little longer than I anticipated but it doesn’t help that I keep forgetting to take my pain medicines.
I still have my novel on my mind and have been getting some editing done here and there.  Luck Hawkins lit a fire under my rear to get my novel out ASAP and I still plan to do that so this is my final run through my novel for now.  I’ll see what the publishers have to say once I stick myself out there.
Thanks for your patience in this transition.  :)

Goals for 2013

This is the time of year where everyone makes resolutions or sets goals and I am no exception.  Last years goal a little too lofty to obtain so they filter over to this year with a little bit of modifications.

First this year, I'd like to get Stealing the Wolf Prince all polished up and sent to as many publishing houses as I can find.  I'd like to get this done before March as that is when my second child is due and there is no way I can do much after the baby's arrival.  I'm good but not that good.

Secondly, I'd like to try to get Thieving the Bandit Lord edited from start to finish.  Assuming that Stealing the Wolf Prince is picked up by a publisher, I'd like the second book in the series to be almost ready to go.  I am always the optimistic so I think that I can get this accomplished in 2013.

Lastly, I want to finish writing Taming the Pirate King, which is my third intended novel in this series.  The idea is already outlined and the story has been started with roughly 10k words written  Since I know that NaNoWriMo is out of the question with a 6 month old and a 4 year old, I figure I can use the month of November to finish Taming the Pirate King.  It would be more of a National Novel Finishing Month for me (NaNoFiMo?) but I don't think that anyone can fault me for being cautious with the changes going on in my life.

That's about it, aside from the usual and obligatory fitness resolution, of course.  It might be a tad ambitious but I strongly believe that without goals, people lack a sense of purpose and start to lose themselves.  So hopefully I can get all three literary goals accomplished this year but I'd be happy with just making the first if it means publication.  My acknowledgement page will be huge too when the book finally comes out.  If publication is not in the cards for 2013, I have plans for 2014 already too.

“The Shadow Seer: Book 1 of Ellenessia’s Curse: Part 1” is the first novel by fantasy author Fran Jacobs.  The book is a terrific introduction to her elaborate fantasy world of Carnia and a long forgotten prophesy that now affects the unlikely hero, Prince Candale

At the beginning of the novel, Candale lies on his death bed and only the solitary and not well loved witch Mayrila can save him.  Her presence in the castle stirs up all sorts for intrigues and plots that Candale must wade through and decipher as he recovers and comes to terms with what Mayrila claims to be the truth, that he is the long prophesized Shadow Seer

The novel is very steadily paced and lays the ground work for a longer series of novels following Candale’s adventures and he unravels the meaning behind the Rose Prophecies and what it means to be the Shadow Seer, and ultimately who or what Ellenessia is and the danger that seems imminent

This title and “The Shadow Seer: Book 1 of Ellenessia’s Curse: Part 2” are available on Amazon.

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Review: Dead and Loving It

So I needed a quick mental cleanse after I banged out a whole novel in a month so I selected “Dead and Loving It” by Mary Janice Davidson. I actually bought this book a while ago and it’s been collecting dust for a while.

The book is four separate stories about unusual couples getting together a la romance novel style.  The first three, although separate, are barely related because the character from each either know each other or know of each other.  The fourth is from Mary Janice’s Betsy the Vampire Queen series, which I really enjoyed.  (I have not read all the books that are out though, there are at least eleven!)

I thought that the stories were a nice diversion from reality but they were just stories about the hook up between characters with a little but of plot thrown in for spice.  Although the scenes were steamy, much steamier than her Betsy the Vampire Series, a couple just seemed to miss the mark for me.  The characters are interesting and I’d like to know more about them but the story was limited to the courtship.  Also, the sassy cussing heroine in all the stories can get a little bit old.  I like sassy but not four stories in a row.

I got exactly what I wanted out of this book; I got something quick and brainless to read.  I didn’t want anything overly complicated or to have to try to keep facts straight or who’s who.  I’d recommend this book if you need some mental floss and like paranormal romance.

ISBN 978-0-425-23072-5

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