Pushing back deadlines and release dates a bit (mostly due to my health issues). I really hate to do this, but sometimes it is unavoidable. And, as much as I hate to admit it *gasp* I bit off way more than I can chew this fall, including participating in NaNoWriMo. So I apologize in advance to readers and followers of this blog.
The good news is:
I am still moving forward with having at least one book released by Christmas (but, hopefully two). Prophecy Revealed will be released first, followed by the long awaited second book in the Daughters of Oberia Trilogy Charmed Lives. Aiming for a December release for both, but possibly Charmed Lives will be moved back to January, or even Feb. In lieu of the next poetry book (which I may just wait and release in summer).
I am still planning to launch the serialized fantasy GIFTED in January 2016. The first season of the series will include 7-10 episodes and during its debut run it will be available through Amazon, Kindle Unlimited, as well as in paperback through CreateSpace, for those of you non-kindle people. (After its debut run, it will be available through other online ebook retailers, such as kobo, ibooks, and nook).
I will be posting official release dates as soon as I get all the details worked out.
I want to give a special shout out to Sherry of SwoonWorthy Book Covers who designed the covers of Prophecy Revealed, and also Sovereign Eyes: Gifted Series Episode I. I highly recommend her for any authors looking for inexpensive, genre-specific, premade book covers.
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While at work the other night, I had a brainstorm for a new character in The Corithian Saga inspired by an image I saw at dreamstime.com (I would post it here, but unfortunately the site is down today.) The picture was of a young girl with long, black hair and a mischievous smile. She was wearing a gold torc around her head, and a long, blue velvet medieval gown.
The character’s name is Tryna, and she is a mermaid. A rebellious, willful teen who is jealous and resentful of her two cousins Raphael and Celyndra.
She runs away to join a coven, “Sisterhood of the Sea.” She lived with the sea witches for nearly two years, before returning back to the castle at her uncle’s request. And, despite her rebellious attitude she uses her gifts of magic to pull through, and help the Royal Family in time of need.
That’s what I have planned so far…
I’m sure that some of these details might be tweaked, and altered…and maybe a few new ones
This week’s Character: Prince Raphael D’Marcius
Books he’ll be appearing in: A Prince Reborn, and the Corithian Saga. First in the series: Prophecies of Fire. Release date TBA
Age at the beginning of the saga: 11
Hair color: Blond
Eye color: Ice blue
Heritage: Grandson of King Marcius I, who defeated the Dorzyn for supremacy of Corithia. Raphael was born in Corithia, heir to the throne…until his tragic disappearance. (I cannot reveal more than that, as it would be considered a spoiler).
Siblings: His younger brother, Prince Jaryd.
Love interest: Morrigan DeLaiec, his soulmate. A young duchess from a neighboring Isle kingdom, who has the gift of prophecy.
Raphael is a character that I created years ago, inspired by artwork from the Brothnd, ers Hildebrant. It depicted a Mer-prince sitting on a throne of shells. A picture really does tell a story, as it inspired the original version of A Prince Reborn (which still can be read at Elfwood.com, and in the now out-of-print anthology Facets).
When we revisit Raphael in the first book of The Corithian Saga, he is an adult merman still in love with Morrigan. He realizes his brother–who he keeps watch over–is still that naieve little boy at heart. Raphael has to face the fact that he cannot save the people he loves most from fates worse than death–and he has some difficult choices to make.
I hope that you’ll check out A Prince Reborn, FOR FREE at my website when it’s available within the next few weeks.
And, stick around for Prophecies Of Fire: Corithian Saga Book I.