New Books and Free Stuff!

E. Paige Burks

Hi All! Summer is upon us, bringing with it some awesome weather and some awesome new books! Check out this latest release by Ryan Lanz! Also, scroll to the bottom for FREEebooks!
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Shadows of Tomorrow features two thrilling, post-apocalyptic short stories, Only One Mask and The Price of Art.

Only One Mask:

Nob only trusts two things: his knife and his breathing mask–the latter because he has to.

Ever since the world went crazy, he feels like he’s always on the run. Running from those who want to kill you. Running from those who want your food, your water, and your only way to safely breathe.

Tricia once said he takes things too seriously. That was a long time ago. Now taking things seriously keeps him alive.

He’s used to taking what he needs without an ounce of guilt, but now he’s faced with a moral dilemma…

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Ultimate Writing Goals and How They Can Change

Andrea Lundgren

This is part of the Insecure Writer’s Support Group blog-hop, designed to help encourage authors and foster discussions about writing topics across the internet and the world (I missed the memo about it needing to be posted yesterday, apparently). This month’s question is “What’s are your ultimate writing goals and how have they changed over time?

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I think the most important thing about writing goals are to not be too “married” to them, because your creativity can pull you in unexpected directions and you can discover new genres, new areas to write in, and new ways to fulfill your writing dreams.

My writing goals have definitely changed since I was nine (or thereabouts), when I first wrote a story and discovered that writing was something I wanted to do.

Initially, I was going to write historical fiction, something along the lines of the American Girl series that I…

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Book Review – Shadows of Tomorrow

Andrea Lundgren

Title: Shadows of Tomorrow

Author: Ryan Lanz

Genre: Dystopia Short Stories

Only One Mask:

Nob only trusts two things: his knife and his breathing mask–the latter because he has to.

Ever since the world went crazy, he feels like he’s always on the run. Running from those who want to kill you. Running from those who want your food, your water, and your only way to safely breathe.

Tricia once said he takes things too seriously. That was a long time ago. Now taking things seriously keeps him alive.

He’s used to taking what he needs without an ounce of guilt, but now he’s faced with a moral dilemma that threatens his survival. They’ve never given him pause before, but this time, it’s different.

The Price of Art:

Jordyn prefers art to friends.

She remembered thinking that growing up, and it’s still true today. Art never let her down. Art…

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A Writer’s Moment of Glory

So did I ever think this would happen to me? Nah! Dream on, lovely. So I did, and it happened! I won't say I don't know how, because I do. There are so many factors involved in getting to a #1 spot: marketing and promotion, understanding the wiles of Amazon, writing a good book, and... Continue Reading →

Review: Road of a Warrior by R.K. Lander

Thank you so much Frank. This is s7ch a wonderful review.

Frank Frisson

FF’s Star Rating: ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

I stand dissolute behind every word in the sentence that follows this one. If you love reading fantasy novels with elves in them, you’ve never wanted to actually be one of or at least among them as much as when you’ve started reading R.K. Lander’s The Silvan trilogy. It’s something else. Something you will want to discuss for days with other readers. Road of a Warrior is the second book and starts readers right off with the extraordinarily beautiful and ember-eyed half-Silvan, half-Alpine elven warrior Fel’annár as he takes down one of many Deviants, mortal humans that stay alive as their bodies rot away for daring to chase after immortality.

Fel’annár is part of a small group of elven warriors. His name means Green Sun. Closest to him are the following warriors: Ramien, the Wall of Stone; Idernon, the Wise Warrior; Calderon…

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How to Pick a Character’s Name

Andrea Lundgren

This is part of the Insecure Writer’s Support Group blog-hop, designed to help encourage authors and foster discussions about writing topics across the internet and the world. This month’s question is “What’s harder for you to come up with, book titles or character names

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For me, it’s definitely coming up with a book title. Because I’m primarily writing a series, I want the titles to all work together, to where they sound like they’re part of a “family” of books. And then, I want them to be memorable, to not be something already used by another writer (at least, not on the blockbuster level). I don’t want to be one of 5 or 10 authors who wrote a book by the same name if possible.

By comparison, coming up with names is simple. I usually start with a feel for who the character is, what sort of person…

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The May Book Cover of the Month Begins!

Oh! And there is my book cover!

M.L.S. Weech

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Happy first everyone! As is now officially tradition here on my blog, it’s time to start a new book cover of the month competition.

Siren’s Lure by Frost Kay joins 31 brand new covers this month.

You can vote all the way through the tournament, supporting the covers you like best through each round. I like to make sure people get the credit they deserve, so please show your support. Please vote and share as much as possible to get people a chance to pick their favorite.

As always, I’d appreciate it if you tag the authors and artists if you know them. I try to tag or friend every author I can, but sometimes it’s hard to track someone down. Max participation is a huge deal to me. The more people who vote, the more recognition these authors and artists receive, and I want this to be as…

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The Hardest Chapter Of Road Of A Warrior

A blogger recently asked me which part of my recently launched book, Road of a Warrior,  was the most difficult to write. There was no doubt in my mind, I said. Chapter fourteen - it was always chapter fourteen. As an author, there are scenes I find a joy to write while others are a... Continue Reading →

Character Actions: Should There Be a Reason Why?

Andrea Lundgren

Characters do all kinds of things in fiction. Their actions make up the stories we write, and if they did nothing…it’d be pretty boring.

But how much motivation should there be in what they do? Do you, as the author, need to always know why they’re doing it, or can they just “do something for doing it”?

Let’s take a look at a scene and see how it works.

She walked over to the glass. On the other side was a habitat, all sand and rocks with only a few scaly plants, the surface of their stems mirroring that of the creature who should’ve been inside.

Slowly, she touched the glass. Her hand stayed there for a long moment, not moving, in firm but gentle contact against the clear silica-based partition until it slowly began to warm to her touch.

Then she backed away.

Now, we, as readers, don’t need…

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