I’m privileged to know some really fantastic people. Last year at UtopYA, I had the pleasure of meeting a man who was not only a nice, supportive, welcoming person, but an author as well. Today, I get to show you the cover for his newest novel, Witch Hunter Olivia, releasing in July this year.
Today is the cover reveal for the Nogiku series by SJ Pajonas. This cover reveal will be for the following books: Revealed: Part One (Nogiku series #0.1), Removed (Nogiku series #1), Released (Nogiku series #2) and Reunited (Nogiku series #3). This cover reveal is organized by Lola’s Blog Tours.
At Balticon this past weekend I was part of one of the very last panels of the con. The audience was tiny, which was to be expected for a panel taking place the last day of the con, but I thought you might like to hear my thoughts on the subject.
The title of the panel was “How Hard Can It Be? Jumping Out of Genre,” and was actually one of my suggested ideas this year. Over the last few years, my writing has been all over the place, and I wondered if other authors had experienced some of the strangeness I feel when I talk about writing in multiple genres, or how scary that can be, especially if you don’t know if your audience will follow you.
So, back in January, I decided that 2014 would be my Year of No Queries. Admittedly, it’s been a hard habit to break, but, so far I’ve only slipped twice, that being responding to a reply to a query I’d sent out last year (which I reluctantly backed away from), and a what-the-hell Twitter pitch I threw out that I immediately regretted doing. Anyway, I embarked on this year with a little hypothesis I wanted to test.
The idea was that rapidly releasing books would make a large impact on my career as an author.
We’re one week away from the release of Evolution: SAGE, but, this week, I’ve decided to switch gears a bit.
As a writer, I’ve learned to just sort of go with the ideas I get and not worry about keeping all of my stories confined to a single genre. Most of what I’ve written the past two years has been Science Fiction of one sort or another, but I didn’t start off that way. For most of my life, I considered myself firmly entrenched in the fantasy world, never to stray from that. Well, things change, as they often do, and my creativity drifted outside of my self-imposed box. But I’ve spent so much time out of the realm of the fantastical lately, I actually wondered if I could ever have my heart in a story about magic again.
I can now say, without hesitation, that I had no cause for worry. An idea hit me a few weeks back, and, having finished another project and not really feeling another, I decided to pursue something completely different. It’s a refreshing change, and I think it’s one that people who enjoyed The Dreamer’s Thread will heartily welcome.
Two weeks remain until the next Super Six! Evolution: SAGE is coming, people! Are you ready?
Today, I thought I’d share a little scene from book 2 with you. Be warned, if you have not read the first in the series, here be spoilers! Proceed at your own risk!
I got to know ST Bende through participation in the #NALitChat event on Twitter, a weekly discussion on various topics in New Adult books. She’s so super nice, of COURSE I jumped at the chance to help reveal the new covers for her Elsker Saga. There’s even a little Rafflecopter giveaway going on with the reveal, so be sure to enter!
Today, I present to you a helpful guide, reposted here from FOR HER magazine*, for those who’d like a few pointers from the experts**.