Judgement’s Tale–The Tale I Didn’t Trust Enough–guest post by William L. Hahn

Today, I am pleased to welcome an author I’ve been trying to get to come over to our tribal grounds for a while. A fellow Fantasy author, William L. Hahn has always offered a kind ear, and some intriguing stories. So when I saw he had a new release, I couldn’t help extending the invitation once again. Here’s here to talk about how he conceived his latest sprawling tale, the Tales of Hope,  so do lend a kind ear while I give Will the floor. :)

The Tale I Didn’t Trust Enough

Some of my author colleagues —I think most—are pretty good at outlining their tales. In certain genres I know it’s almost a matter of formula to have a hero, a sidekick, an antagonist, and I enjoy reading those stories very much. My inability to do this is not a virtue. But it’s also not optional. I am a chronicler. Helpless, really, to do anything about what I see except to take it down.

And part of the reason I didn’t try to tell the Tales of Hope for so long is that I couldn’t see where the breaks were. If you woke up one morning after someone had read H.G. Wells’ A Short History of the World to you as you slept… Continue reading

Seeking a nest–Snapshot–April 25th

I know, I’ve been quiet lately, folks. I’ve been editing my little fingers off! Yes, those several books I’ve been talking about, they’re all in various stages of edits right now. (Mourning Dove Locket, the next Antique Magic book is on its way, I promise!) I’ve also got some guests scheduled to visit here, soon, so, be on the look out for that. In the meantime, I had my camera out. So it’s time for my

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We had a lot of rain here, the other day, not good for taking pictures, of course, but when we stepped out the next morning, we found a little surprise.
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This nest. I guess all the rain knocked it out of its tree. It doesn’t look like it’s even been used, so I feel better about that, but pity the little bird who built it. Don’t you know that poor thing went back to the tree, and thought, “Now, where the heck did I put that nest? I know I built it. Am I going crazy? Didn’t I build a nest? Where is it??”
*laughs* Poor thing, but anyway, it’s not something I get to see, much, even though we sometimes seem to have flocks of birds around here, so I couldn’t resist grabbing the camera. (I wonder if it belonged to one of our myriad mourning doves? Herm….muse at work? Possibly!)
  So, that’s my contribution to Saturday Snapshots, this time out. Have a good weekend!

Also, a springtime giveaway

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I’m over at the blog, Tome Tender today with Changeling’s Crown and a little giveaway. If you’d like to stop by,  Please do head on over there to fill out the rafflecopter for the giveaway and maybe give them a follow those fine ladies while you’re there.

Image courtesy of jannoon028 at FreeDigitalPhotos.net

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In the meantime, if you celebrate Easter, I hope y’all have a lovely one. :)

Ends April 13, 2015

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Friday News and Reviews

News, well…There’s not much news to report. I’ve been working on revising a novel for release, I hope in another month, but we shall see. Also, as you can see, I’ve had lots of fun hosting guests. I hope you haven’t missed any of them. In the meantime,  another review popped up for Changeling’s Crown:

“Changeling’s Crown by Juli D. Revezzo is a delightfully light fantasy romance filled with humor, an endearing heroine and a darkly fascinating hero….Fun, fast, filled with light humor, a taste of darkness and just the right touch of magic, kind of makes you forget that Ianthe DID have a job to do!”~ Di, Tome Tender

Thank you, Di! I’m pleased you enjoyed CHANGELING’S CROWN.

CHANGELINGS CROWNWhen Ianthe began her career as a faery godmother, she stumbled so badly that Snow White will probably never speak to her again.

After a long suspension, she’s finally been given a chance to redeem herself…but everything on this latest assignment is going wrong.

But why?

Worse, she definitely doesn’t need an attractive mortal man distracting her from her duties. Of course, needs and wants are two different things.

Briak has had his eye on Ianthe for a very, very long time, but he’s been waiting for just the right moment to make his move.

Despite the fact all hell’s about to break loose on his watch, he can’t resist the opportunity to insert himself into her earthly assignment. Can he convince Ianthe of her true calling and thereby win her heart? Or will his subterfuge ultimately cost him her love?

Available at: Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and in paperback. The ebook is a l’il ole $.99. Enjoy and have a great weekend.

Rainy Kaye–Stifled release week blog tour and #giveaway

Today I have USA Today best selling author Rainy Kaye here to celebrate the release of her latest book, STIFLED. She’s also offering a free copy of the first book in the series and a giveaway, so keep reading for all the details.

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Today we’re celebrating the release of STIFLED, book two in the SUMMONED series by USA Today Bestselling author, Rainy Kaye. A dark twist on genie folklore, SUMMONED follows a reluctant criminal as he unravels the mystery of the paranormal bond controlling him. In STIFLED, Dimitri trails an elusive jinn and finds himself in the middle of a community keeping dark secrets. The SUMMONED series is represented by Rossano Trentin of TZLA.

Scroll down to pick up your copy of STIFLED, get SUMMONED for free for a limited time, and enter to win a $10 Amazon gift card.

Stifled Final 2 PSDDimitri would like nothing more than to live a low-key life in Naples, Italy. His girlfriend, Syd, has other plans.

After three months of researching, she is positive she has found a jinn on a killing spree in San Diego, California. Since Syd gave Dimitri the one thing he thought was out of reach, he feels obligated to use his ill-gained talents for her cause.

A few hours back in the US proves that Dimitri and Syd didn’t quite make the clean escape they had thought. As they trail the elusive jinn, someone else trails them. What should have been a simple trip to confirm once and for all if the jinn are living among humans, instead reveals a community keeping dark secrets.

Unfortunately for Dim, the only way out is in.

Get your copy here!

Haven’t read book one yet? No problem! It’s currently FREE on Amazon.

summoned_cover_final_biggerTwenty-three year old Dimitri has to do what he is told—literally.

Controlled by a paranormal bond, he is forced to use his wits to fulfill unlimited deadly wishes made by multimillionaire Karl Walker.

Dimitri has no idea how his family line became trapped in the genie bond. He just knows resisting has never ended well.

When he meets Syd—assertive, sexy, intelligent Syd—he becomes determined to make her his own. Except Karl has ensured Dimitri can’t tell anyone about the bond, and Syd isn’t the type to tolerate secrets.

Then Karl starts sending him away on back-to-back wishes. Unable to balance love and lies, Dimitri sets out to uncover Karl’s ultimate plan and put it to an end. But doing so forces him to confront the one wish he never saw coming—the wish that will destroy him.

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about_rainy_kayerainykayeRainy Kaye is an aspiring overlord. In the mean time, she blogs at RainyoftheDark and writes paranormal novels from her lair somewhere in Phoenix, Arizona.

She is represented by Rossano Trentin of TZLA. Someone told her she’s a USA Today Bestselling author. She thought there would be cake.

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Drat these Faery Godmother rules!–Sneak Peek Sunday #SPeekSunday

Sneak Peek Sunday Banner Here’s another entry for Sneak Peek Sunday. A little set up, faery godmother Ianthe has no time left to whip up a little something for a party–and the electricity has gone out. Yet, by royal command, she’s restricted from using her faery magic “for anything mundane”. She has a lot on her plate, and her mind,  so could it hurt to bend the rules a little? No one will know….Let’s see what happens. CHANGELINGS CROWN_700

[Ianthe] peered out the window and snapped the curtain shut so none of her human neighbors could see her at work. She tapped the stove’s front burner. The burner turned red as it heated. The milk in the pot simmered away. Now, what to do about Randall and Mallory?

And what about Briak? He shouldn’t’ve worried about me. That he’d calmed [her] runaway horse himself was nice, but why on earth didn’t he let Mallory drive her back to the office? She didn’t need such a handsome distraction right now. Especially a human one…

“What are you doing?” Geldon’s voice brought her up short and Ianthe screamed and spun toward the speaker.

Her heart pounded in her chest and she leaned against the counter, glaring at him. “What am I doing? What are you doing, you arrogant, son of a goblin?”

He laid a hand to his breast, his eyes wide and innocent. She knew better. “Me?” he said. “I just wondered when dinner would be ready.”

“Or if you could scare the life out of me?”

Geldon ignored the question, brushing dust from his gaudy gold silk vest. “You, on the other hand.” He narrowed his eyes at the pot. Ianthe stepped in front of it, shielding its contents from his filthy snort. He leaned sideways, trying again for a peek. “You’re breaking rules all over the place, aren’t you?”

Busted!! Poor Ianthe. Would you like to know more about her–and this human fella by whom she’s so distracted?

Synopsis:

When Ianthe began her career as a faery godmother, she stumbled so badly that Snow White will probably never speak to her again. After a long suspension, she’s finally been given a chance to redeem herself…but everything on this latest assignment is going wrong.

But why?

Worse, she definitely doesn’t need an attractive mortal man distracting her from her duties. Of course, needs and wants are two different things.

Briak has had his eye on Ianthe for a very, very long time, but he’s been waiting for just the right moment to make his move. Despite the fact all hell’s about to break loose on his watch, he can’t resist the opportunity to insert himself into her earthly assignment. Can he convince Ianthe of her true calling and thereby win her heart? Or will his subterfuge ultimately cost him her love?

If you’d like to check it out, CHANGELING’S CROWN is on sale at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Smashwords. and in paperback from Createspace.