Wednesday, April 30, 2014

WonHundred Word Wednesdays

It's that time again! I was so busy being excited that my book had come out yesterday, I forgot to get this up sooner. So here we go!

I stared at the flames that shot out from my hands. When had that started? All these powers were sneaking up on me and there was no rhyme or reason to them. I closed my eyes and concentrated until they died down. This would come in handy. I smiled and turned myself invisible before using my speed to sprint down to the factory. I had lost everything that day in the factory. I had tried to make things better with my family, but it was never quite the same. My green scales repelled people. Now the factory had to go.

Now go check out everyone else's!
Wendy Knight, Author:
Alison Woods (Peering Into. . .):
Jessica Winn, The Distracted Writer:
 R.K. Grow:
Stephanie Worlton's Kreating Krazy blog:
Leah Sanders, inklings:
Laura D. Bastian
Jaclyn Weist
Amryn Scott
K.R. Wilburn
Lindzee Armstrong/Lydia Winters
Kat!e Larson
Miranda D. Nelson
Angela Schroeder

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

WonHundred Word Wednesdays

Welcome to our newest writing prompt!  I hope you enjoy.

There he was. I had avoided this restaurant since our awful breakup. I stood in the back of the line, waiting for my turn, but wanting to run away and go somewhere else. Oh, good. I sighed in relief. He had gone off his shift and the new cashier was one of my best friends. I could do this. I would just grab my food and go. I ordered my food, just as her phone rang and she stepped away. My heart was in my throat when I realized who would take over. Him. “Would you like fries with that?”

Now check out the others!

Wendy Knight, Author:
Kelly Martin, Author:
Alison Woods (Peering Into. . .):
Jessica Winn, the distracted writer: 
Stephanie Worlton's Kreating Krazy blog:
Lindzee Armstrong/Lydia Winters

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Today's Horoscope: Your prized possession will end up in someone else's hands. I stared at it in shock. Whoever had planted this ad in the newspaper wasn’t kidding. I looked up and glared at the man across the restaurant from me. I had been following this guy all day. He had broken into my apartment that morning and while he didn’t take anything of real value, he had taken what would ensure that I would do whatever I could to get it back. He caught my eye and smiled, dangling it in front of me. I wanted my mother’s locket.

Wendy Knight, Author:
Kelly Martin, Author:
Alison Woods (Peering Into. . .):
Jessica Winn, the distracted writer:
Stephanie Worlton's Kreating Krazy blog:
Lindzee Armstrong/Lydia Winters

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

The Offspring by R.J. Craddock

I want to welcome R.J. Craddock to my blog! Her new book, The Offspring released on April 11th! I asked her a few interview questions. They're below.

1.  Where did you come up with the idea for this book? 

   A little from religious myths and from a desire to write the cure to books like twilight that numb down the dark world of fantasy and the paranormal. 

2.  Do you relate to any of your characters? If so, which one?

   My leading Lady Gwenevere is a lot like me, only her life is ten times as challenging. Also I don't have magical powers really, so we're not twins by any means. 

3.  Which of your characters would you want to stay away from if they suddenly came to life?    

Legion. The way I see him in my head he's too sexy to keep your head around. You don't want to get on his bad side, he can be a dangerous enemy.

4.  What music do you like to listen to when you write? Or do you prefer silence? 

  I like to mix it up a bit, form jazz, ska, alternative to rock. But my best writing is done to Celtic music, like Lauren McKenna. 

5.  What other projects do you have lined up to write? 

   Well there's the rest of The Children of Cain series to complete as well as three prequels to the series. Besides that I have two stand alone fantasy novels in the work, a chick lit book and a historical fiction series I've been working on since I was eleven. Don't ask me what order I'll get to those one. Right now it's all about finishing The Children of Cain series.

6.  What is your favorite mythical creature?  

 Fairies! I love witches, mermaids and Vampires too, but Fairies take the cake as far as I'm concerned. Since I'm rather short and was very petite growing up I have long referred to myself as the Queen of the Fairies, or Queen of the Little People. A friend in junior high even nicked named me Tinker Bell. 

7.  What do you like to do for fun? 

   When I'm not writing I'm obsessively watching and quoting movies, singing/song writing with my husband, drawing and wrestling my three sons. 

8. If you won a million dollars, what would you do with it? 

   Honestly after paying off all my bills and all my families dept too, I'd build our dream home complete with a whimsical life size fairy garden. It would be magical. 

9. You’re suddenly in the middle of your book. What’s the first thing you’d do?  

   Go wonder around Bec LaNuff! It's like the castle built inside a mountain, like Moira in the fellowship of the rings only much more grand and elegant. Plus Bec LaNUff has a library I would kill to visit.

10. Who would play your main character if your book was made into a movie? 

    That's a good question. In book one I'd go with Suri Cruise (Tom and Katies Homes daughter) Book two is a little harder to cast. I'd say either Mila Kunis when she was fourteen or someone who looks like her only a little taller. As a grown up like in book three I'd cast Julia Voth

Check out the synopsis for The Offspring:

A murder behind her and the wilderness before her, friendless Witch Gwenevere flees to survive. Yet Mother Nature is not kind and even Gwen’s magical gifts cannot save her from a deadly winter storm. Narrowly escaping death, she is rescued by an unlikely hero and taken into the shelter of a mythical realm.  Has Gwen at long last found her own kind? Will she finally solve the mystery to her own identity, or her mother’s murder? Or is innocence blinding her to the true reality of this dark sanctuary?

About the Author:

Born Ruth Jerraisetti Harris in Oka Tamuning, Guam, Ruth is the youngest of eight children. As a young child she began telling stories, developing unique characters, and conjuring fantastical worlds in her mind. As she grew older, a thirst for reading overcame her and she devoured all kinds of books, finding kindred spirits in classic novelists such as Dickens, Bronte, and Fitzgerald. She started writing her first novel at age eleven. After high school she attended the Art Institute of Phoenix to pursue her other great passion: Art. Ruth now lives with her husband and three sons in Springville, Utah.

You can find R.J. here: 

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

WonHundred Word Wednesday

It's that time again! I missed last week because I was moving but I'm excited to participate this week.

It was opening day. I’d waited for this for so long. My heart beat rapidly in excitement as I saw the crowds of people that entered the store. Was the store ready? Did I have enough books? How would everyone react? I shook the doubts out of my head. This was my time to shine. I would worry later. I pushed my way forward toward the mayor so that we could cut the ribbon and open my brand new bookstore. The only words going through my head at that time were, “This is what happens when you follow your heart.”

Check out the other posts as well!

Wendy Knight, Author:
Kelly Martin, Author:
Alison Woods (Peering Into. . .):
Jessica Winn, the distracted writer:

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Cover reveal for The Gates of Atlantis Book 1: Guardians of the Gates

I get to be part of a collaboration with five other authors for books about Atlantis. The series is going to be awesome! Today I'm revealing the cover of book one, Guardians of the Gates by Laura D. Bastian.  Check it out!

Here is the blurb:

Thirteen-year-old merman Exander wants to leave Atlantis to mingle with the humans and explore the world above. Talia, his best friend, wishes she was a guardian of a gate leading to the surface. She'd keep those nasty humans out of her beloved city of Atlantis. When Talia accidentally short circuits a gate, Exander is trapped on the wrong side, getting a crash course in navigating the human world. As Talia fights to help Exander come home, she learns someone is closing the other gates, and it’s destroying the magic of Atlantis. If they can’t convince the magical creatures of the world to save the gates, the destruction of Atlantis will only be the beginning.

Keep watching for the cover reveal for book 2: Magicians of the Deep. 

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

WonHundred Word Wednesday

Here is this week's prompt. And it's probably the creepiest thing I've ever written. Which is not saying much, believe me.

The devil’s name was Fred. And he was after me. I couldn’t run fast enough. I thought he was a good guy. The flowers he brought me every day had shown me that, right? Until the day they stopped coming. I knew something was wrong. And that look on his face only made me worry more. In fact, it downright scared me. Something had changed. This wasn’t the same Fred I’d dated for months. But when he asked for my soul as a promise to stay faithful…I ran. Some day I will have to stop running and warn others.