New Cover for Cardinal Sky (TSS1.0)

As I cannot find the original artist/ owner of the lovely girl (Sky) on the previous cover I’ve had to look into a new design. And have ended up with an alien symbol instead. Hopefully it resonates with readers as much as Sky did. Let me know what you think!   See my wattpad page…

Cardinal Sky Excerpt- Chapter one: The White Ship

“They came, they decimated our inferior technology and sent us hurling back to the dark ages!” ~ Grayson Hawk, Skin Eater ‡‡ ‡‡ ‡‡ It was never easy killing babies, unfortunately today it was inescapable. The hardened leather sheath, housing my machete, pressed into my leg as I leaned into bark. I pulled an arrow…

Coming in 2017!!

New YA Science Fiction Novel CARDINAL SKY (The Sky Series 1.0) Read the draft version! Earth has fallen. For nineteen year old Sky, surviving the end of the world is tougher on her than most. Why? Because by some freak genetic lottery she resembles the alien invaders. After fleeing the lawless cities she finds refuge…

Dos and Don’ts on Writing a Book Blurb

Originally posted on Nicholas C. Rossis:
Image: Rightreading.com The inspiration for this post came from a little gem I found on the Passive Guy’s Newsletter (if you aren’t already a subscriber, what are you waiting for? It’s free!). After some heavy editing, it ended up as this post. The original post came from the Self Publishing Review, if…

4 Things Publishers and Agents Want in a Writer

Originally posted on Veronica Bale:
If you’re a new author, finding a publisher or literary agent to represent your writing is a frustrating, thankless, and even heartbreaking exercise. I know, I’ve been through it.  The dreaded “Thanks, but no thanks,” … I’m not sure if its better or worse than the classic no-response. There is a ton of…

Review: Cracked

How do I start this review off so that I can do justice to this book? Whoops, too late. This book ROCKED! I devoured it in less than one night. I couldn’t put it down! I was hooked from the fourth paragraph: “I eat souls.” I love Crewe’s writing style, it’s well paced, and damn…

Review: Snow like Ashes

Snow like Ashes by Sara Raasch Book One of a Trilogy Release date: October 14th 2014 Publisher: Balzer + Bray  (Harper) Genre: YA, High Fantasy, Alternate Universe Overall Score: 3 out 5 What’s it About? Tag line: “A heartbroken girl. A fierce warrior. A hero in the making.” In Short: We follow the perspective of…

Inspirational Music

Do you listen to music while you write?  I certainly do. I find the pacing of songs helps set the scene and mood I create in my mind. I have spent hours searching for music that takes me on an inspirational journey. Mostly, I prefer instrumental music as I find lyrics can be distracting while churning out…

Self Publish or Traditional?

For all you budding writers out there who haven’t decided on what to do with your unfinished manuscripts yet, I found a fun little, “‘choose-your-own-adventure’ questionnaire” (below) that will give you some pointers. Also you might want to have a gander at two articles I stumbled across, published earlier this year with some very interesting statistic…

What are your thoughts on Negative Reviews?

“If you have nothing nice to say then don’t say anything at all!”     We all know the quote from little thumper and most of us probably grew up with a parent and or grandparent teaching us something similar and yet this isn’t applied to the internet. Once we get on the net it gets…

Review: Under the Never Sky Trilogy by Veronica Rossi

Book one: Under the Never Sky (2011) Book two: Through the Ever Night (2013) Book three: Into the Still Blue (2014) Publisher: Harper Genre: YA, Dystopia, Romance, Supernatural What’s it about? The tag lines for the first book are “WORLDS KEPT THEM APART” & “DESTINY BROUGHT THEM TOGETHER” Yes it screams romance! Set in a…