Thursday, December 4, 2014

Christmas Specials

It's that time of the year...
when you worry what to buy and where best to hunt for the right presents...
for simple things that are trendy and chic but that won't burn a bottomless hole in your wallet.

Here are two great offers and ideas for all the bookworms out there:
Author friend Mario Saincic is offering his 3 five-star-rated romances in 1 great Christmas bundle
Yes, you read right: 3 books in 1...
and for only $9.99!
Be it real glimpses of family life, heart-warming romance or fast-paced suspense...there's something for everyone.
And to top it all off, 50% of author proceeds will go to rhino conservation 
- that means you will get a moving reading experience and help a great cause at the same time!






And...
my own NA paranormal romance Ivory Guard will be available for only $0.99
I know after Mario's offer mine seems a bit...flat
...and he has the better banner too. *sigh*

Oh well, I'll give you the purchase links anyway. ;)




Enjoy!

Sunday, November 30, 2014

NaNoWriMo 2014 - How did it go?


New country, new people, new sights...
Jumping around the globe like I have this year, it was difficult to keep up with, well, with myself basically, which resulted with me writing a bit on some days and virtually nothing on others. 
I couldn't go on like that, and so I decided to sign up for NaNo hoping that being 'forced' to write EVERY day to meet the challenge would help me find my balance again.

So...how did NaNo go?
All things considered...NaNo 2014 is a success for me. Okay, it's still on, but I know I won't be able to hit the 50k, BUT...
I did find what I had lost: a writing habit, a rhythm. 
Be it in front of my laptop or just with pen and paper in hand, I sat on my butt each day. I stopped worrying  about the word count, the plot, the editing (well, almost) etc and just wrote...and even though it wasn't much, it was a START!
Now I'm working on typing to a faster beat and to push up my word count per day somewhat.

Bottom line:
NaNoWriMo 2015? Count me in! ;)

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Ebony Fight (The Guard Duet #2) - Cover Reveal

Finally...it's on its way...thanks to the NaNoWriMo challenge.
Keep your fingers crossed and send some hardworking elves my way...and you might have it on your e-readers before Christmas! Otherwise, it will be the beginning of next year. :)

Ebony Fight
Book 2 in The Guard Duet
Genre: New Adult Paranormal Romance

A witch on the run

After allying herself with Lillian’s Ivory Guard, Becca is determined to round up more like-minded demons and Ebonys that could help in their fight against the old system. She knows her actions draw unwelcome attention and that she has to be careful now more than ever before.
So is she foolish to trust Stone, the man who saves her life - and stirs her blood?

A demon out to get her

Stone is as cold and hard as his namesake. When he is ordered to infiltrate a group of rebellious demons to find out how far the do-gooder attitude has spread and to kill their leader, he doesn’t even blink. What he didn’t count on was Becca - the hot whirlwind turning his world and heart upside down. 

…and all hell breaks loose.





Saturday, November 1, 2014

NaNoWriMo 2014 - Let's do this!

A friend of mine, Patricia Baxter, recently asked: To NaNo or not to NaNo?
My answer: To NaNo. This year I'm in.




Okay, cool...but let's rewind for a second. What the heck is NaNoWriMO (or NaNo for short) anyway, you might wonder?


It's the National Novel Writing Month...
and challenges participants to write 50.000 words of a new novel between November 1st and November 30th (which means 1.666 words per day). 
The goal is to write and to keep you motivated throughout...to just switch off whatever little demon usually keeps you from typing the life out of your keyboard - be it your inner editor and perfectionist or simply doubt.
Write! That's the whole point.

And that's why I'm going to participate. I already signed up...and gave my novel a title: Ebony Fight (The Guard Duet #2).

Yes, you read right. Ebony Fight is going to be my NaNoWriMo novel. 
This novel needs to be written and wants to be written. However, after losing the notes I had made for it and moving to the other end of the world, I've had a bit of a trouble with it. Now I hope that NaNoWriMo - and author friends who decided to partcipate as well - will kick my ass and help me to simply focus on writing and to forget about the worrying. 
Emphasis is on hope.
I will keep you posted. ;)


Curiosity piqued? Are your fingers itching to accept that challenge? 
Click here to sign up as well!
...and if you want a writing buddy, you can find me here

Good luck (and typing speed) to all the participants.
But most of all...have fun! :)


Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Complete Overhaul

Hi everyone....

After sharing some nice giveaways, I have even better news for you - the time has come for the complete overhaul. 


Honest and Brutal Edits will edit ALL of my books!



A big thank you to H and B Edits for working through the old ones (and the new ones to come), so that you, my dear readers, will have an even more enjoyable read ;)
We will start with the paperback version of Ivory Guard - yes, you heard right, Ivory Guard will soon come out in paperback format! - and then we will work through The Patroness novels.

By the way...this is what Ivory Guard (The Guard Duet #1) will look like:



I'm soooo looking forward to holding it in my hands. :)

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Home

Those of you who have followed me for longer or read my 'About me' page know that I suffer from itchy feet. The travel bug...wanderlust...Fernweh...whatever you call it...
While in Ireland, surrounded by the beauty of nature, the Merlin Woods and new-found friends, I started to wonder. Maybe I haven't been aching for somewhere...but for a specific place instead. A place, where my heart and soul are at peace, where I am understood and cherished. A place, I would love to call my home.


Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Leavin' on a jet plane...

...don't know when I'll be back again
Taken during a walk through the Merlin Woods, Ireland

I know I've been rather quiet on here except for sharing giveaways with you. There are several reasons for that...one is that I'm leaving on a jet plane...*sings and dances*

Yes, as you can see, I'm in a very good mood. Rather excited actually. Won't share yet where I'm going. That will be a surprise for a later date. ;) But I will tell you what paperback I'm going to read on my journey:


Frost Burned by Patricia Briggs


And then I have about 600 or more ebooks to choose from on my Kindle...hmmm...choices choices...