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Tongue-tied Tuesday

I am at a rare loss for words. That could be because all I’ve done for the last few months is word. Write words. Read words. Edit words. All I can talk about/think about/dream about is writing and editing. Not clever blog posts – only boring ones like this.

BUT – if you’d rather have less boring words, I’ve got some for you!

The Cardinal Gate is on sale for $0.99 through 3/20/18! It’s the only time it’ll be on sale for <$1 this entire year.

If you want to take the plunge into Eleanor Morgan and want an even better deal, the box set of books 1-3 is now available and is $5.99 through 3/20/18. That’s a nearly $5 savings over buying all three at regular prices.

And, if you’re all caught up and just eagerly awaiting The Broken World, it’s currently available for pre-order for only $0.99. (Price goes back up to $3.99 on – you guessed it – 3/20/18, which is release day!)

As a bonus, if you pre-order The Broken World as an autographed paperback directly from me, you can get it for $12 (plus shipping) instead of $14.

Pssstttt…..

The Waning Moon (#2) and The Ruby Blade (#3) are, of course, also available if that’s where you’re at in the reading order.

   

Broken World Cover Reveal (plus Presale links)

I tried to hold out on you, but I just couldn’t do it.

Book 4 of the Eleanor Morgan Series is out there in the world, ready for you to pre-order it and then sit around in anticipation for five weeks.

The Blurb

A year of travel, countless battles, betrayal, love, and loss—all lead to the final gate, the last sacrifice, and the end of the world as we know it.

Eleanor has only two gates to open to restart traffic between Earth and the Fae Plane, and the only certainty is that either way, the world will change. For the first time, humans are the biggest threat to Eleanor. The government is descending into chaos and groups of humans are determined to eradicate the supernatural scourge they believe is destroying their world.
From the desert southwest back to the place it all began, old friends will reunite, old enemies will create chaos, and myths will walk the earth again.

An ancient prophecy comes to fruition through Raj’s Ruby Blade, and the only question that remains is who will wield it as the world breaks?

DRUMROLL PLEASE!

 

The Cover

 

The Pre-Order Links

Amazon

ibooks

Kobo

Nook

The Pitch

This is my favorite Eleanor Morgan book so far! It’s the end of the first major arc, and sets up the next couple books pretty well, if I do say so myself.

I hope you buy it and then, I hope you love it.

The Paperback

The paperback will be up for sale in about a month, and soon you’ll be able to preorder your autographed paperback here, too. (Probably as soon as tomorrow.)

Psssstttttttt…

For a limited time, i.e. until the release of The Broken World, The Cardinal Gate is on sale for $0.99. Now’s your chance to grab it at that price while you can. It won’t go on sale again until 2019!

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Three Things Thursday – Broken World Edition

It’s that pre-publishing time when everything is all Broken World all the time.

  1. The cover reveal is going out in my newsletter tomorrow (see sidebar for signup!) and the preorder announcements will happen Monday at the latest (just waiting on a couple outlets to get it out and up). Paperbacks won’t be available for a while, yet, but I’ll let you know when they’re available.
  2. The publication date has been moved up a week to 3/20/18; ARCs will be going out this weekend
  3. I have comments back from the editor, and she seemed to like it okay (unless they were tears of despair about my writing, rather than tears because my writing made her have other, more positively sad feels).

I’ll leave you with another glimpse of the cover!

Writerly Wednesday: Broken World Update

I have the final copy of the cover in my hot little hands! My Facebook group, the Amyzonians, will be the first to get a chance to see it, and my newsletter subscribers will get a glimpse next Tuesday (subscribe in the sidebar!).

You guys? You’ll have to wait a week*

BUT, because I am kind, I am giving you a super sneak peek RIGHT MEOW.

Writerly Wednesday: the value of a good editor

EDITED TO ADD: This was supposed to publish 1/24, but I forgot the key “schedule post” step.

I was chatting with my PSM the other day, and she was flattering me hard by telling me how much better a writer I am now than when I wrote Cardinal Gate. (She also threatened to put icy hot in my thongs, but that’s kinda how we roll).

ANYWAY – I told her that the number one thing that’s made me a better writer is the editors I’ve had. I had a different editor for book 1 than for the last 3, but both editors have taught me some valuable fiction-writing skills.

 

It’s easy to say “show don’t tell” but unless someone is showing you where you’re doing it and showing you how to fix it instead of just telling you where/how, it’s not as easy to see.

Crutch words! OMG! So, I just can’t even communicate how I know that I pretty much suddenly throw these in everywhere. I think it’s a curse.

 

Repetitive phrasing – it’s so easy to tune out when you’ve started the last five sentences with a variation of  “she was” or whatever.

Learning how to be conservative with words but still get my point across. When you have someone say: “This paragraph could be one sentence, have more clarity, and get your point across just (crutch word!as well, if not better,” eventually you learn to see it yourself.

 

Reading for continuity. I realized this morning, two days after sending The Broken World to my editor, that I have a teeny (for real, not understatement) plot hole in it. Betcha $10 my editor catches it. (No pressure, Colleen!)

My editors have proven invaluable to my evolution as a writer. Every book I write is better because of them.

Because of them, I am also a better editor myself! And because I edit 2-3 novels a month, I’m a better writer as well. It’s a great cycle to be stuck in, honestly.

 

So – the point? A professional editor is, by far, the best thing you can do to make sure your book is good. (A professional cover artist is hella important as well, but I’d argue that editing is even more important.)

(Pssst…a new Raj chapter will be out this week! If you haven’t already, sign up for my newsletter! – check the sidebar!)

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