NaNoWriMo is over and I did not win. I only made it just past 45,000 words. Which is 3 days short of the goal. Although it's less than the 50,000 word count goal, I still did much better than I thought I would given I didn't write at all for 4 days (red), and under 1,667 on 11 days (yellow) and under 600 on 5 other days (orange).
With that said, I only have 5 more chapters to write, which will put me over the 50,000 word mark for NaNo (albeit late), but it will still be short of my novel's goal of 60,000. I intend to expand at least 18 chapters during the revision process, so I don't think that will be a problem.
Now, enough about me and my writing. Let's get to the fun stuff!
Starting today, my book is in 2 paperback giveaways. The first ends on December 22, and the second ends February 28. So, click on the images below and enter for the chance to win The Belgrave Legacy and many other books.
Welcome to the a bonus day of The Belgrave Legacy Blog Series. The series spans from September 20, 2016) to November 1, 2016. Each week, there will be a theme with 2 blog posts (Tuesday and Thursday).
Here are the past posts, in case you missed any of them:
The Giveaway Details
In honor of The Belgrave Legacy being published at the end of this month, I am hosting a kindle book giveaway with the first installments in each of my favorite paranormal book boyfriend's series. This can mean that they are magic, are supernatural, or otherwise not a normal human.
And who are the boys on this list (and also are Caleb Pearce's literary brothers)? There are four that spring to mind immediately. In no particular order, here they are:
What can be sexier than a sexy drummer (of the band Lascivious—seriously, that name just screams sexy) who happens to be a half-human, half-demon Nephilim with a penchant for lust (and bringing it out in others)? The answer: not much. And even though "he's the boy your daddy warned you about" according to the book trailer for Sweet Evil, readers can't help but fall for his suave charm and hidden heart of gold. What's especially cool about this book boyfriend is that he has a whole book dedicated (Sweet Temptation) to his POV that summarizes the events of the trilogy (Sweet Evil, Sweet Peril, Sweet Reckoning)—all told from the main girl Anna's perspective—and expands beyond it. Oh, and you can follow this bad boy Neph on twitter: @KaidanRowe!
A cocky son-of-a-b*tch if there ever was one. As a "soul collector," he "stamps" people's souls for every bad deed that they do. And when the soul is completely covered? He brings it down to Hell for "The Big Guy" (Lucifer, the Devil, Satan, whatever-you-call-him). Personally, I find him a bit less sympathetic than Kaiden, and a little less sexy—but that doesn't stop him from making an appearance on my list. Mainly because of the novelty of his occupation.
Another supernatural musician... I'm sensing a theme here. As an immortal, this heartthrob has been making girls swoon with his music and good looks for years—with multiple appearances. A modern-day take on/continuation of the Persephone myth, Cole is "Hades" while Nikki is his "Persephone," who he pulls down to the Everneath for the Feed. And if that wasn't enough to work its way into my good graces (I'm a sucker for Greek mythology), the focus on what happens after Nikki returns to the Surface was such a cool plot line that it's only natural I fell in love with the main guy as well as the story.
Fang: Arguably my first book boyfriend, this dark and broody "bird kid" is a fierce protector. His black wings make him a beauty and terror to behold—like an angel of death. As the right-hand man of the titular character Maximum Ride, he helps run the Flock and is like a brother to the other 5 avian members of his "family"—except Max, who he's always shared something more with.
Side note: I think the 2016 movie does a great job of portraying their complicated dynamic. One of the things I loved about him is that he wasn't always suave. He made mistakes, and his relationship was a slow build, one based on years of trust—not instalove (which I'm okay with, but it's always nice for a change).
My cousin recently died and I happened upon 2 books that deal with reincarnation soon after the fact. Both are really interesting. And since it's officially Spring, I thought I'd do some cleaning with a double giveaway of Incarnate by Jodi Meadows and Soulprint by Megan Miranda. 2 different winners will be picked, and the books will be given out on a first-come, first-serve basis. Sound fun? Okay.
Also, comment below if you believe in reincarnation and why or why not? I'm curious :)
About The Books
About The Authors
It's hard to believe that I've been blogging for a little over 4 years, and have since published a book and come up with many other novel ideas. As an avid reader, I love sharing my love of reading with other people.
To celebrate this year's blogoversary (today, don't listen to the Blogoversary button in the side; it's not working), I will be giving away a slew of great books (total worth=$378.31), with one winner per book. The first winner picked gets first dibs on their prize, the second chooses from what's left over, etc, etc.
Sound fun? Enter below.
P.S. Here are more links related to some of the books I'm giving away:
As you know, in addition to my Belgrave Legacy, I also am writing a series of stand-alone novels that are fairytale retellings with a twist: there's no magic. I already have four planned: Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Alice in Wonderland, and Swan Lake (read more here), and I was recently inspired to add a 5th one based on The Little Mermaid. The problem is that I don't have a title for it!
Here is the synopsis:
Tired of pining for her crush Ethan Dawson, Ava Trevino enlists the popular girl Jessica Vega to help transform her into someone he'll notice. But appearances aren't everything.
Comment a title idea below (must be at least one original aka not commented by someone else), and you could win a copy of The Belgrave Daughter by entering the Giveaway (below).
BONUS: If I end up choosing your title (which by entering, you give me permission to use no questions asked), you will be mentioned in the Acknowledgements when the book comes out.
Tears of an Angel Status Update
School has been really crazy for about the past month, and I won't get a reprieve in the foreseeable future, either. I am not abandoning the prospect of working on the second Belgrave Legacy novel, but it is unlikely I will get to work on it before another month passes. Hopefully by then, things will slow down enough that I can catch up, finish the draft, and start editing for publication (most likely Winter 2014 or as late as Spring 2015).
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