Cover Reveal, Pre-Order, and a SALE!

Guess what! The Veiled Path to Destiny is up for Pre-Order and Beyond the Veil of Whispered Dreams is on Sale!

If she had never been at a crossroad before, Daria found herself at one now.

With one foot in the distant past, the other remains firmly entrenched in the present. Daria tries to come to terms with the memories of her previous life as they inundate her mind on an endless loop. Can she deal with the past and find a way to walk the path that is laid out for her future? Is she brave enough to face her destiny, or will she walk away?

Iauron has his Queen back…or does he? His is aware of Daria’s lingering doubts about him as she tries to retain her humanity in the face of remembering and accepting who she once was. Though the main threat to her life is temporarily incapacitated, he knows it cannot, and will not, remain that way forever.

Not fully Verisiel nor Daria, is she strong enough to meet the coming threat head on? Can she come into her powers and stand by his side? Can he let her go if she cannot accept the whole truth of her situation?

Big questions remain with few answers in sight, and time is running out.

Things are not always simple or what they seem.
Daria McClaren is content. She has her dance school, her cousin Celine and the man of her dreams. Literally.

Iauron is uneasy. As the High King of the Fae, his chosen Queen Verisiel is calling to him, but he cannot find her. The court insists that she has crossed over. He is not so sure that is the case. He has searched every realm looking. Every realm, but the human one.

The race is on. Beyond the veil lie truths waiting to be revealed. Which one will have the courage to look? Will they be in time?

Until next week…Happy Reading! 

Cross off one – Add six

The days are a blur as I try to manage a huge list. I am working on a release for one of the house authors as I have multiple deadlines of my own. I have an upcoming signing event that I’m trying to gear up for as I try to put together the Graduation party for child #2 who wrapped high school up in 3 years instead of 4.

The list is getting checked off, but I swear as soon as I get one done, there are a half-dozen more that magically appear. The list is a rabbit y’all!

For now…so I can keep strangling the bits to do what needs doing…here’s the latest release news I have for you. 🙂 Rogue, my latest work is available for preorder in the Limited Edition Set Cimmerian Shade…have a peek…there’s a great list of authors here!!

Pre-Order for these 24 NEW & Exclusive stories is priced for the taking on all outlets…$0.99!
Grab yours today, wherever you like to get your e-books!

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Shifting Gears

This week I’m switching up on things. I did manage to get some writing in on one of my short stories. There’s also a new story brewing in my head, but I’m trying to put that one on a back burner for now.

Yesterday, I began formatting a book for one of the house authors. I’m excited to be taking it on, because I’m learning a new skill. I also feel like I’m contributing to the house in a productive way. It’s giving back to the publishing house that took a chance on me. Now, all I have to do is fix a few glitches… 😉

Today, I have a book signing at a library in one of my neighboring towns. While these haven’t always resulted in a lot of sales, it’s a chance to catch up with local authors, make new friends, and meet a few readers. It’s still a win in my book. I’ll let you know how it goes next week.

Till then, enjoy your summer and read a good book or three. You can go anywhere within the pages of a great story.

~Madison

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Aaaaaaand….Send!

I’m done. It’s done. The edits and read-through for The Veiled Path to Destiny~The Veil Book 2 are done!

This book has been my companion, some times combative, some times as silent as a church mouse, for over a year. It was a late bloomer. At times, the characters were reluctant to share their tale, as if sensing their story was coming to an end. But tell it they did. I can hope the words I wove together did their story justice, and you, the reader, enjoy reading about their journey.

This morning, I sent The Veiled Path to Destiny to my publisher. From there it will find itself in the hands of the formatter, who will work their magic, taking a word document and turning it into the form of a book.

The release date is July 8th.It will make its debut at Writer’s on the River in Peoria. Keep watching for the cover reveal.

Until next week…Happy Reading!

~Jolanthe~

Back in the Saddle

And… I’m on a roll. Okay, it’s a small roll, maybe just a dinner roll, but it’s a start.

I finished my short story.

I finished my novella.

A Destiny Denied has come back from three of my four Beta readers.

Checked my folder of Sully and Larke short stories. Six files are in there; three are completed and three need to be finished. If I compile all six short stories into one volume, I can actually wrap up my book about Sully and Larke’s adventures.

I’m thinking to myself that things are looking up. All that would be left is editing, cover art, and then formatting and publishing. With luck, I’ll find a job soon and will be able to cover the expenses. Three more books published in the coming year. Goals!

I can sit back, and take my time finishing up Blindsided.

I had lunch with a friend of mine yesterday. He’s a writer too, and madly creative. When I told him about the progress on my stories, he looks me dead in the eye and says, “I’ve got one for your Sully and Larke stories. You see, there’s this succubus…” *headdesk* Guess I’m not quite done, after all.

Until next week,

~Madison

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Editing Away

I’m knee deep in edits. It’s never fun or easy, but a necessary evil required for all books to go through. I’m not going to go on about how much I don’t like going through edits because…really…what writer enjoys them? lol.

I am going to keep this short though. The deadline to get them done is looming, and I have many more pages to go through.

In the meantime…if you haven’t read the beginning of Daria and Iauron’s story, Beyond the Veil of Whispered Dreams, why don’t you check it out. 😉 You’ll want to read it before you read The Veiled Path to Destiny.

Until next week…Happy Reading!

~Jolanthe~

Time to make the donuts

Somedays feel like this. Others, I feel like I don’t have enough hours, can’t get enough done, or lose track of where I’m at & what I’m doing, so starting over is the best option. Time to make the donuts indeed. The days right now are a big time blur. I simply have too many projects all vying for my attention JUST as mother nature decided to stop drowning us out every day and I want to get outside and get my fingers in the soil.

On my desk sits a quote…whose? I don’t know, could be mine for all I remember. It’s just a little something written on a slip of paper with no attribution: “Life is not measured by the number of things we undertake or entertain, but by those we complete in spite of the hurdles.”

I love this. It reminds me every time I sit down that I can juggle as many things as I want, but unless I’m wrapping them up, one by one…they are only static on the journey. I can build great things and move mountains…so long as I remember that I cannot do them all simultaneously. Kinda like eating an elephant, you know?

I realized at a release party takeover I was doing over the weekend that I ooops’d and revealed a cover that hasn’t been revealed yet. LOL. Guess I’ll need to get on that soon. I have so many bits & pieces all coming to the final stages right now..that honest – I’m here, but maybe not HERE-here. So, stay tuned, keep watching…and who knows…there may be lots of surprises popping up!

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Adapt and overcome

Last week I mentioned that I reclaimed my beast desk that sits between my living room and kitchen. Needless to say, I’m dealing with daily traffic of my family, and getting used to being around everyday noise. It’s been a little distracting, but not too bad. When my daughter isn’t working, she stays outside with her husband working on one of a thousand DIY projects. My granddaughter likes to sit at the kitchen table on her laptop, occasionally interrupting me to share one of her YouTube videos. I can’t complain. I’m interacting with my family. That takes priority.

I finished my latest short story, and am going through it, making revisions. I’m counting on that having put aside one of my other stories for a breather, I’ll be ready to tackle it once again, this time putting the finishing touches to it. If I can get my head back in the game that far, it’s a major stepping stone to finishing my other stories. I need to finish all the tales I’ve started. Doing that, I’ll have more than enough to compile into a volume, which is a future goal.

I’ve already started book four of my Kindred series, but shelved it for now. I really need to finish all my other projects before I go back to it. Blindsided isn’t slated for publication until 2019, so there’s more than enough time to finish it. It’s hard for me though, because I enjoy the Kindred world I’ve created. I love all of the characters, and enjoy bringing them to life as they tell me their stories.  Thank goodness Falcon and Ash are understanding. 😉

I’m still adjusting to the changes in my personal life, trying to focus on writing more. My days are beginning have a routine to them. I’ve started walking around my block a couple of times before I settle down to write. A Destiny Denied, book three of the Kindred series is with my Beta readers, and I’ve got a local book signing in a couple of weeks to look forward to. Life holds changes, while some things remain steadfast. I will adapt and overcome. I’m resilient that way.

Till next week,

~ Madison

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Edits…Get Your Edits

Two weeks ago I sent The Veiled Path to Destiny off to my editor. It would be the first time eyes, other than mine, have read the story. Yesterday, I received my manuscript along with the editing calls in the mail. Yay…eep…yay!

I’m not going to bemoan the red ink. I’ve come to think of it as a rite of passage a story goes through to reach it’s full potential. I also think it’s sort of a rite of passage a writer goes through on the way to becoming a better writer. One might think the goal is get a story back with no red ink on it. That is just setting yourself up for failure. There are no “perfect” manuscripts out there. If you get your manuscript back with no markings, get yourself another editor, because if they don’t call your attention to mistakes in your writing that you missed before sending it their way…I can guarantee the readers will not hesitate to do so. The goal is to learn from the calls made so the same kind of calls are not made in the next story you send out for edits, at least, that is my goal anyway.

So, on that note…their are edits to get through and the day isn’t getting any longer.

p.s.: I really hope this makes sense. lol. My brain is just now waking up and there has not been nearly enough caffeine crossing the blood brain barrier to fire up all systems.  😉

Until next week…Happy Reading!

~Jolanthe~

Alive, but that’s about it

I’m alive, but that’s about it. I won’t claim sanity.

I’ve been juggling again, trying desperately not to drop anything. Which, has been sort of successful, but not really. I’ve got dual deadlines on June 1, and another couple June 15th…I will hit them all, but with editing in the May mix of crazy, something had to give, so Ella (which is being retitled) will be coming out a bit later than originally anticipated. It will not see May, but hopefully, late June…it just depends on a couple of factors.

Fear not though…I’m on it. The list is long and winding, but it’s getting checked off daily. (If only for each check there weren’t two additions-)

For now…gratitude for the patience..
And…Double gratitude for all who serve or served. Yesterday was a day of remembrance, and my family spent it serving ice cream. Thanks for understanding my absence.

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