NEWS, BLOG & LIFE AS A CREATIVE
Dear Reader, Welcome back to my blog! I hope you are enjoying these delicious final days of summer. Harvest season is here and I've got a whole cornucopia of news to share for September ~ plus a writing video that I'm nervously hoping some of you writers out there will find of use. But first, the headlines!
Historical Romance News ~ 3 Items:
1.) Amazon has chosen DUKE OF SHADOWS as a Monthly Featured Deal for all of September on both Amazon US and Canada. Normally $6.99, you can pick up your copy for only $1.99 all month! (Makes a great gift!) :P
2.) UP NEXT! I am currently working on the next Moonlight Square story. Book 5 will feature the rugged, no-nonsense Major Peter Carvel. The strong, silent of type guy who's always there to help when his friends need him. You know we love our war heroes in Regency-land, so I'm really enjoying plumbing his depths. I don't have a title or release date yet for Peter's book, but it'll be the first half of next year. More to come!
3.) And now for the bad news: Unfortunately, I still have had no word on the audiobook for MY RUTHLESS PRINCE (Inferno Club, Book 4). I was told it would be available this month, but we'll see. Alas, this is out of my hands and very frustrating to me as well. I appreciate your patience. I'll let you know as soon as I receive notification that it's ready. :/
E.G. Foley News ~ My Middle Grade Books!
Back to the good stuff. Three exciting items on this front, too!
1.) The BIG news from the middle grade fantasy world of E.G. Foley (the kidlit pen name that I share with my co-writer husband) is that the entire 7-book Gryphon Chronicles series is now available to read for FREE on Kindle Unlimited! To learn more about this exciting magical series set in Victorian England, visit www.egfoley.com. And...
2.) The even BIGGER news on The Gryphon Chronicles front is that Book 6, THE BLACK FORTRESS, is now on Pre-Order!!!
Eric and I are both SO excited about this book. At 220,000 words, it is truly an EPIC fantasy novel, for ages 9 and Up. (Dividing the story up into Acts and keeping the chapters short helped us keep the pace flying along for those young attention spans.) Eric and I are really proud of this grand tale.
But wait, there's more! :)
3.) We had thought THE BLACK FORTRESS would be the series finale of The Gryphon Chronicles, but midway through writing it, we realized there was still WAY more story to tell. As a result, we are happy to announce that there will be another Gryphon Chronicles book after this. Book 7, THE DRAGON LORD, will be out sometime in 2020. Woot!
On a Personal Note...
September means I'll be celebrating my 21st wedding anniversary with my #1 guy ~ the one and only E! <3 Late in the month comes his birthday, as well, so I'll be busy planning some sort of a to-do. I am also looking forward to the autumn festivals that start this month, and hope to get in some good hikes while the warm weather lasts.
Lastly, this summer is also the 20-year anniversary of PRINCESS, my second novel (I CANNOT BELIEVE IT).
It's still one of my favorites out of all my books, but, boy, was it hard to write. Thinking about all the trouble I had getting through my second novel inspired me to make a *very informal* YouTube video to share what I learned with newer writers. My way of giving back. I hope someone out there finds it useful. :)
And so, without further ado, (gulp) here's my AuthorTube debut...
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A heartbroken belle, a missing suitor, and a heroic duke in disguise.