My Deamhan Blog Tour has sadly come to an end. I’d like to thank all bloggers, hosts, and anyone else who participated. Thank you so much! It was fun and I can’t wait to do it again. Good to luck to those who entered the giveaway! Once the winners are chosen, I’ll make an announcement via my Facebook Page, Deamhan Facebook Page, Twitter, and my Google+ Page. If you missed the giveaway, don’t worry. You can sign up for my newsletter to have the chance at winning more exclusive goodies. My newsletter is a once a month thing so no, I won’t spam your email. There’s one going on this month so if you’ve already signed up, check your email. It was sent out on the 1st. I’ve received a few responses and the winner will be chosen October 18th! Also, be sure to check out my post for Something Wicked. You can enter to win Monique Snyman’s paranormal novel, Charming Incantations: Enticed. The giveaway ends October 31st. Again, I’d like to thank everyone who participated in the blog tour, especially Bewitching Books. And to those on Twitter, you guys were relentless in spreading the word! Over 2,500 entries! Amazing! I can’t wait to do it again! You guys rock!
This week went by so fast! I’m still eternally grateful and surprised at how many people showed up for my Deamhan Release Facebook Event on Wednesday. Again, thank you! I had tons of fun and I can’t wait to do another release event again! Hopefully soon. Congrats to the winners! As soon as I receive the list of winners, I’ll start sending out the prizes! Next week is going to be lonely for me out there in TV tube land. No TrueBlood on Sunday, no Teen Wolf on Monday, season finale (summer finale maybe) of Twisted on Tuesday. Suddenly my TV schedule is empty. Thank God for Xbox. A few blog posts ago I wrote about my Fall TV schedule and how crowded it’s going to be, especially in October. Sons of Anarchy starts on Sept 10th, Boardwalk Empire, Sept 8th, and I want to check out the new show, Sleepy Hollow, that starts Sept 16th. If you don’t know already, I’m also a gamer. I can spend literally an hour to half a day playing my favorite game if it catches my interest. Recently I’ve been slowing down and spending more time writing. The one thing I love about Xbox are the apps: HBOGo, Netflix, Youtube, Machinima, Amazon Prime ect. I watch a lot of Netflix shows and there’s currently one that caught my eye. It’s a Korean show called Vampire Prosecutor. http://wiki.d-addicts.com/Vampire_Prosecutor It took a little time getting used to at first. The title pretty much describes the show. A prosecutor, who is a vampire, solves crimes by tasting the blood of his victims. He can tell how they died and when by the smell and taste of their blood. Sounds cool, right? So I gave the show I shot and by the second episode, I was in love!! This show is amazing, the plot well thought out, and the acting and directing is phenomenal. The only problem I currently have is that there’s only ONE season on Netflix and I don’t know what I’m going to do after I finish the first season. I’ve been searching the net looking around to buy the second season. The only site I found was Drama Fever but I’m a little skeptical. If you’re curious about the show, I’ll leave you with this. *The show has subtitles, but this trailer doesn’t*
As a writer, you have ideas coming to you at all times. I can only speak for myself when I say that if I ignore these ideas, they continue to fester inside my brain until I write them down. Now, not all ideas are great ideas. I’ve started several books, only to reach the middle and think “wow, this isn’t going anywhere” or “wow, this sucks” or “wow, this is boring.” At that point I either stuff the manuscript in my slush box (yes, I have one.) If I remember, I might pull it out and try again or take it apart and add it to other novels I’m working on. However, there’s always one idea that I try hard to ignore and place on the back burner and it ends up coming to bite me in the ass later. I consider myself a dark fiction author. That is, I like writing about the darker things in life; vampires, zombies, werewolves, ghosts, mass murderers – I think you get the idea. But this new idea isn’t dark fiction. Honestly, I don’t know what to call it. What I do know is that I love writing it and I won’t stop until it’s done. This little experimentation is called “Sphere.” It’s a serial novel, meaning that it’ll be 50-70 pages each or about 15,000-20,000 words. The first “season” has six episodes and it will be self published, e-book format only. Besides this being my first time writing “episodes” this is also my first time writing something other than a dark fiction novel. I’ve only seen a few authors with published serial novels, episodes ect. I’m not expecting this to fly off the digital shelves, as they say. If it does, well then I’ll be thrilled. If not, I’m fine with that. So with that being said, here’s a rough draft of the cover art created by Javier Alvarez of Javier Designs and edited by Charlotte Emma Gledson (who is amazing!) I personally love it so maybe it isn’t a rough draft after all. I’m a sucker for drawn artwork! Short Synopsis (subject to change) Just finishing graduating high school, Tayla Wyatt looks forward to heading off to the same college her best friend Sara was accepted to. This is her only way to get away from her family’s troubles and the fact that her mother walked out on her and her father over a decade ago. The day of her 17th birthday they meet Darrien, a shy eighteen year old boy who reveals to Tayla that she’s descended from a long line of Carriers, humans endowed with special abilities or “gifts” and that her gift she has yet to harness is the strongest gift of them all. Tayla doesn’t believe him. After all, no human in the world has special powers, or do they? Things suddenly take a downward spiral turn as Tayla finds herself immersed in their world. Still questioning why her mother left her, she must also come to grips with the fact that her gift may not be a blessing but a curse.