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Spring, Writing, and Harry Potter

Spring has finally sprung in my neck of the woods. Did I tell you that Spring is my favorite time of the year. Everything is fresh and new, brimming with the promise of new life, and eager to bring color to a landscape that was brown or bare.

That promise of blooming beauty, brings pollen with it, which brings itchy, watery eyes and lots of sneezing. Yay! Yes…Mother Nature has a wicked sense of humor. She is going to show you all the pretties…but there is a payment for your enjoyment. It reminds me of that scene in one of the Harry Potter movies when Ron is trying to interpret the leaves at the bottom of Harry’s cup…”You’re going to suffer, but you’re going to be happy for it.” lol. This is what Spring is for me. Which when you think about it, in a convoluted kind of way, that could be said about writing, editing, and publishing a book. You’re going to suffer through the process…but you’re going to be happy once it’s all done.

Once Upon A Twisted Time is springing forth on Tuesday, May 8th. I hope you will consider buying it for your reading pleasure. If you hop over to my newsletter, you can see the covers and read the blurbs of the stories included in the set. You just may find at least one story you’re willing you just have to read. I hope one of them is mine. 😉

Until next week…Happy Reading!

~Jolanthe~

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The time between

Between now and this time next week, Kingdoms Fall will have debuted. I am aflush with mixed emotion at it. There is a deep melancholy for the dawn, but also an exasperated liberation at it being released. I’ve learned to breathe and stop regretting moments past.

The pre-order is LIVE for everyone who does it Kindle…
www.amzn.com/B01CO7PR2W

For the rest…the paperback will be out on Tuesday March 15th for your reading. At 400 pages, I hope it takes more than a moment and want to hear you. As always, if you cannot give it 3 stars or better…I beg of you to tell me why. This book was such a labor, I’m still wondering if we somehow got it all. Sav says we did.

Until then, read something great! ~Aedan

 

Covers, re-covers, and releases…oh my!

Kingdoms Fall is coming!

The official cover reveal was yesterday.
See below for the release information.

Warrior’s Watchtower…

is re-released with the new cover and size, also yesterday.

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For those who have been waiting, Kingdoms Fall will be available to add to your shelf come the Ides…March 15th. Please shout when you have it in your mitts, when you’ve read it, and when you read it again. LOL!
There is a lot in book III. I wrote it, (with help) and I’ve had to read it a time or three to know we got it done. 😉

Thanks for the follow. ~Aedan

Turn the page

FINALLY. We put Kingdoms Fall to bed over the weekend and it is off the desk for the next couple weeks. I am elated. I think my cohort in crime is too. Then again, he wrote it twice, I only did it once.

The base image for the cover was finalized too.  click two things off the list. I’m on FI-YAHHH.

So now, it is on to an editing project that should be done in a week or so and getting the Technicolor yawn of sticky notes up on the wall for the next book on my agenda; Book of Change. I’m really jacked to write this one. I know approximately how long it will be, and thank gods…no where near the 95K+ that Kingdoms ended up being. Kingdoms Fall is huge.

I have an insanely aggressive first quarter agenda this year for myself & for the house and we are already 1/3rd done. So far, we’re right on track. This Rhino is running, make no mistakes.

open magic book, stories and educational stories floating

Kingdoms Fall is done -CHECK.
The re-release and recover for Warrior’s Watchtower is nearly done and will hit very soon all prettied up and re-sized to match books 1 & 3. (3 will be out in March) -almost Check
The editing project for an author we’re debuting at the beginning of Q2 is on the desk ready to roll.
The plot for Book of Change is half on stickies ready to hit the wall and as soon as the editing project is done moves to the desk between finalizing the editing calls to Kingdoms to send it to the printer…PHEW.

If you’re excited about any of these titles…I will have all of the Vengelys series with me at Booking in Biloxi in March. The new author will debut, and gods willing Book of Change will too at The Novel Experience Event Atlanta in April, and I’ll have them at the North Iowa Book Bash April 30th too.

After that…all bets are off. I might need a break. 🙂

 

 

F3 Friday – Maggie’s Birthday repost

Original cover work which will change when the tale is released a bit later this month…If you missed the sneak peek for Maggie’s birthday on my facebook page on 2/5, here it is again.

((maybe the formatting will hold here))

 

TRQ cover new

 

“You weren’t due in ‘til noon.”

“I know. I was going stir crazy.”

“Sorry Mags, I guess it must be hard.”

“No Jade, not really. I closed that book a few weeks back. I just want to be done and move on and I can’t yet, one more day.”

“Will you sleep at all tonight?”

“I hope. Everyone will be here first thing tomorrow. It might be too much without sleep.”

Jade winked. “Ri-ight. Cuz you’ve never done anything without sleep before.”

“Not the point smarty-pants. Tomorrow will be the first I’ve seen everyone since the funeral. I closed that book, it doesn’t mean they have.”

“Guess that makes sense. Let’s see if we can tire you out then. Charlie came back late and full. Help me get through the bags.”

“Okay I’ll help, but for my generosity if Mr. Markley’s bag is in the bunch, it’s yours.”

Jade made several gagging noises before responding.

“Fine. Consider it my housewarming present.”

They both laughed hard and got to work. Noon came and passed quickly. Jade left promptly at one as scheduled without leaving extra work thanks to Maggie’s early arrival. True to her word too, she had donned the makeshift hazmat suit and done the bag tagged ‘Markley’.

The added bonus didn’t appear until near the bottom of the last pile around two-thirty in a flat black canvas bag marked ‘Eldeiress’. Finally Maggie thought. It had been weeks.

Knowing she would want to savor the experience if the bag was anything more than regular clothes, she forced herself to save it for last. It was painful to wait. Her every urge shouted to grab the bag and just have a peek. She resisted. As she busied herself with the last few before her prize she wondered how exactly how one went about negotiating the cleaning of such personal items. As she pondered, she thought to herself that Ms. Eldeiress must not be modest if she would send such things out to begin with. That or she was very busy.

Her mind spun wild. Did she have a secret cupboard for such items or were they out on display? Did she have a bat cave like Bruce Wayne hidden away behind a sliding bookcase with a fireman’s pole too? What about a butler? Maggie dismissed the butler idea or why would Wenstry’s be doing her leathers? So many questions coursed her mind. More questions than answers. She wanted the answers.

Anxious to get to the final bag, she nearly missed the front door chime. A tall, svelte, fairly nondescript man stood at the counter.

“Can I help you?”

“Perhaps so. The laundry was taken before Mistress had finished. Is it too late to add items?”

“No sir. Do you know the name on the account?”

“Yes miss. G. Eldeiress.”

BINGO! Maggie bit her tongue to keep from smiling before responding.

“I have just gotten to that bag now, would you like it back?”

“No-no. If you could just add these to it, Mistress would be grateful.”

As he finished he handed her a pillowcase that clanked as she set it on the counter. It was everything she could do to hide her excitement.

“Just a moment while I get you a ticket for this bag since it came in separate.”

“Very well.”

He stood stock still at the counter and waited. Maggie issued the claim ticket after noting it that it was additional to the one they already had and should be returned together. She handed him the ticket, he nodded and walked out. Curbside a dark sedan waited. The rear window lowered, an arm encased in red leather down to fingerless gloves reached out and patted the man’s head as he dipped down toward the door before it was withdrawn. He looked content as a praised puppy as he turned and got into the front seat before the car lurched forward and pulled away.

Maggie bubbled up with laughter thinking he might have piddled on the sidewalk he’d been so happy as he turned. Excitedly she began talking to the empty room.

“That was her. I almost saw her. What was the head pat? Ho-ly crap on a cracker she was here.”

Maggie absently remembered the bags then and took several deep breaths to regain her composure. She laughed at herself a little too thinking this must be the feeling mama talked about from seeing the Beatles ages ago. She shook her head on an out loud ‘Wow’ and headed for the bags on the sorting counter.

Amid the odds and ends were the items she had seen before. A few new ones were included but nothing shocking. It seemed that her glimpse of an arm was to be the big event of the day.