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Bronze Dragon By Eileen Mueller A prequel novelette in the Rider of Fire Series A life-changing hunting trip. Strange beasts in the forest. A dangerous hunt for a missing sister and mother. And a mysterious bronze dragon. A routine hunting trip turns into a nightmare when Hans discovers a dead dragon rider, and strange beasts in the forest. Then his family goes missing. He must track the dangerous beasts to find his mother and sister, but everything goes go wrong. There’s only one hope left. A hope that could save his family and give him a new destiny. Dare Hans dream of the impossible? And what must he sacrifice to save his kin?   The Weaver's Son By Stevie Rae Causey...

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It Takes a Village to Write a Book

Have you heard the saying, "It takes a village to raise a child"? It's absolutely true! As is the saying, "It takes a village to write a book." Six weeks ago, I joined with eleven other amazing authors to participate in an anthology of short stories surrounding twelve fairytale princesses and their potential love interests vying for the princesses hearts in a bachelorette-type competition. The Princess Bachelorette. In six weeks, I took my Snow White retelling from infancy to publication-ready, and it was an absolute blast! Today, I'm sharing my experience because I definitely did not do it alone. I absolutely LOVED the idea of participating in a fairytale anthology and was so excited to join The Princess Bachelorette, but...

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Birthday Gifts for You!

FREE BOOKS FOR YOU! Valkyrie Landing By AJ Flowers Welcome to Valkyrie High School... Time to Reap my First Soul The first law of the Valkyrie is "Don't fall in love." I messed that one up... big time. I failed my sisters and fell in love with William Johnson. I've watched him for three lifetimes and a little piece of me broke every time I had to let him die. I paid the price for breaking the first law of the Valkyrie. I lost all the memories I had of Will. That's why Sam is keeping tabs on me. She's an ever-present shadow during my time at Mattsfield High. Sam is the perfect Valkyrie. Tall. Beautiful. Heartless. I may not remember...

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8 Lessons Learned by Writing Two Books in a Year

If you follow me on social media, then you've likely heard me say often about how 2018-2019 was a whirlwind! Not only did I rewrite, refine, and edit The Harvest (Call of the Sirens Book One), but I drafted outlines, wrote the rough drafts, rewrote, revised, rewrote, revised, rewrote, and revised the manuscripts for The Hunt (Call of the Sirens Book Two) and The Harrowing (Call of the Sirens Book Three). And each book ended up being over 90,000 words after cutting all the fluff. I can't tell you how many times my number one brainstormer stayed up late with me to talk through plot holes or surprise twists each book could take. Or how much time I spent scrapping ideas and...

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DELETED SCENE: The Eucracian Clan

Iris' Point of View Instead, I imagine the beautiful world beneath the waves, full of lush star grass and underwater gardens. Miles of thick algae fields spread out in every direction in my mind’s eye. Fish of all sizes zip around each other in a cohesive ecosystem. Opening my eyes, I glance at Jace as he lies motionless in the sand. His face rests void of all expression and, for a moment, he’s just the boy I fell in love with lying next to me on the beach. An impenetrable heat spreads through my chest. Ani shifts her stance and folds her legs underneath as she lowers herself to the sand. Now’s as good a time to interrupt as any....

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Call of the Sirens Pronunciation Guide

Call of the Sirens has been out since February 2019 and since the release of The Hunt (Book Two), I have been getting requests for a pronunciation guide for my character names. In my mind, they are so easy to say because I've been friends with them for years; but some of them are definitely abstract. Do you want to know a secret? Most of them have a specific meaning behind them, too. Character Pronunciations Kai Demonas Pronounced "K-eye Di-moan-us" Greek Translation: κηδεμόνας (kidemónas) or "Guardian" ______________________________________________ [caption id="attachment_243" align="alignnone" width="300"] Photo Credit: Pinterest[/caption] Damion Pronounced "Day-me-yun" Greek Translation: εξουσία (exousía) or "Power" His name is a play on the English word "Dominion" ______________________________________________ Astheneia Pronounced "Ass-then-nee-ya" or "Ass-then" Greek...

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Judging a Book by its Cover

I know, I know, we should never judge a book by its cover! But I think most of us, at least in some part, do. In a split second, art can speak to you on a personal level as nothing else can. Done right, it can spark desire, passion, intensity, and adventure. It can motivate you to do better, be happier, to improve in areas you wish you were stronger. Art can do a lot, which means so can a cover. Art Inspiration Today I wanted to share with you some of my favorite covers of all time! And, if you haven't seen the covers for Call of the Sirens yet, they are at the bottom of the post. Life...

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Behind Call of the Sirens

I started writing The Harvest six years ago with only a dream, and no real plan to publish and unleash my story on the world. Back then, it began as a simple love story between boy and monster. It's come a long way. As 2018 opened, I dug my heels in and got to work plotting and outlining The Hunt and The Harrowing (Books Two and Three). I plotted, outlined, scrapped sections and rewrote. I got discouraging feedback from beta readers, but buried myself in it and came out on top having overcome the challenges the feedback posed. I've spent countless days, and an impossible number of hours, glued to my computer. I gave up watching television and movies for...

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Book Review: The Elite by Kiera Cass

Rating: Four Stars With the stack of The Selection Series piled on the floor by my bed, I just can't put these books down. I am a huge fan of the public library and, even more so since I was able to check out all four books at once. Unlike how I felt The Selection (Book 1) had been, The Elite (Book 2 in The Selection Series) was much more action-packed. Thrown straight into the albeit tame challenges The Elite must participate in along with increasing dangerous rebel attacks, I was completely absorbed. Add to those the surprising eliminations, consequences for breaking the Selection's rules, the discovery of countless secrets of an unstable country AND the entire kingdom (along with America's...

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Book Review: The Selection by Kiera Cass

Rating: Four Stars The Selection Series is absolutely "The Bachelor" meets "The Hunger Games" just without all the violence. I think I would've given it five stars if it had more action. Sure there were a few rebel attacks, but I think I wanted more. With that said, I really enjoyed The Selection and read it in 24 hours. That never happens to me! Cass set up a good love triangle in this book (SPOILER ALERT) and I almost died when Aspen, America's heartthrob back home, came to the castle as a soldier to win her back. The entire story is fairly light-hearted, in my opinion, which made it fun but not one I would probably pick up again. The ending also...

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