I will not be releasing Tears of an Angel and Prophecy as two separate books in The Belgrave Legacy, but will be rereleasing them with The Belgrave Daughter in a single book later this year (date TBA).
As to my other works, all WIPs besides The Matchmakers are indefinitely on hold until the first draft is finished.
Thank you for understanding.
Ever since I read The Chronicles of Narnia, I have loved archery. But as a city girl who wasn't able to travel that much to reach archery ranges, I kind of forgot about my love for the sport until Hunger Games came out. And then Brave came out too. And I've been meaning to post about this for A WHILE, but never got around to it. Given my OneWord365 is BRAVE (and I put in a similar font to the movie poster and Merida-like orange), I figured NOW was the time to finally post this.
2012: Year of the Heroic Archer
Hollywood's Hottest (Female) Archers
10 Fearless Female Film Archers
A History of Onscreen Female Archers Hitting the Bulls-Eye
"Hunger Games" Makes Archery More Popular
How the Hunger Games got Archery WRONG
I enjoyed this story as much as the last one. I liked Jaxon, and I felt better about K.C. even though I still don't like how she kind of stabbed Tate in the back in Bully.
I think they work well as a couple, and that's really all I can ask with this series, given how I don't particularly think any of the relationships in this series are healthy.
The side characters all seemed distracting, and I found myself wanting them to move out of the way quickly so I could return to the main story. The mother was overbearing, and I found myself wishing Tate (alone) spent more time with K.C. because she's my favorite character in the series. Also, Jared and Jaxon's dad needed to die, like, before this series started. I hate the man with every fiber of my being. And I never thought I'd say this, I liked Jared more. He actually does have a heart, when it comes to his half-brother, and that was as pleasing as surprising for me to discover.
So, I've been working with Jennifer Munswami of JM Rising Horse Creations a lot in the past few days. She did fanart of Caleb (see the post below) and now she's done another amazing thing. She's given me the most perfect book cover for my upcoming dystopian romance novel that took over my brain by storm unexpectedly this past Thanksgiving. I'm talking about The Matchmakers.
I just started writing it, but if you're interested in being a Beta Reader, you can sign up now.
Want to know more before you make the commitment? Read the description below.
Also, I just posted my publishing schedule for the next 6 years (subject to change). You can check it out here.
2015 has barely begun and something amazing has already happened: Jennifer Munswami of JM Rising Horse Creations has fangirled over Caleb from The Belgrave Legacy, created fanart for him, and added him to her upcoming Book Boyfriend Metal Card Pack. If that's not awesome, I don't know what is.
In addition to this thrilling development, editing for Book 2, Tears of an Angel, has officially begun. Before, it was all me fixing my perceived weaknesses without outside input. Now my editor has started and the beginning of the 2nd installment is already being transformed.
2015 has just started. Okay, that was yesterday, but close enough. The point is, barely 24 hours after making a vow to focus on my writing this year, I had a burst of inspiration to continue writing the first book in the Fearful Fairytales series, Glowing Embers.
My new team of beta readers have been REALLY into this story, and that just warms my somewhat insecure author heart. Basically, it's the best thing an author can have—besides actual good reviews and sales. Below are some of the comments by my zealous alphas.
Last year, I joined my friend in joining OneWord365, where you choose 1 word to epitomize your new year goals instead of a list of New Year's Resolutions. I liked it a lot because it was simple and convenient. My 2014 word was BRAVE. You can read why I chose that word.
This year, my word is WRITE because I will be doing a lot more of that this year. I'm taking a creative writing class for my English credit this semester, I will continue working on finishing and publishing the 2nd and 3rd books of The Belgrave Legacy and writing the first few books in the Fearful Fairytales series. I'm currently writing Glowing Embers.
So, that's it! Are you joining the movement? If so, comment what word tribe you're in.
I'm a self-published author— because being a college student wasn't hard enough! I write YA multi-genre fiction for young adults or the young at heart. I love This Is Us, NCIS, BBC's Sherlock,
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