Huzzah for the Ghost Knight, Angela Brown!
For her chivalrous efforts during the jousting tournament. I’ll be sending her brownie pops, an 8GB flash drive with The Renaissance of Hetty Locklear loaded onto it in Kindle and epub formats, a carrying case for the flash drive, and a championship medal. Huzzah! Congratulations, Angela.
For All the Knights and Their Unmatched Valor
My dear knights, the joust would have been a bust without you and your efforts. My dearest thanks. Each of them will be receiving a free ebook of The Renaissance of Hetty Locklear via email. HUZZAH!! Give them all a hearty round of huzzahs! They did a fantastic job of bringing the joust to life. Hark! Will we be able to quit speaking Ren speak this week?
I’d also like to thank all of you for helping me make quite a buzz for my new book. Especially: Ninja Captain Alex J. Cavanaugh, Laura Eno, Allan Douglas, Knight of Uber Writing Through the Desert on a Blog With No Name, Knight McSquee Libby Heily, Jay Noel, Leigh T. Moore of Thats Write, Ellie Garratt, Amanda Rose of Flowering Fiction, Carol Kilgore, Spunky L. Diane Wolfe, Summer Ross My Inner fairy (Knight of the Fae Forest), Christine Rains, Ghost Knight Angela Brown in the Pursuit of Publishness, Julie Flanders What Else is Possible?, Catherine Stines Idea City, Leslie S. Rose Yes, This Will Be on The Test, Brinda Berry – Knight of the Whispering Woods, tara tyler, Knight Aidensdein C. M. Brown, Danette Theres a Place I Dream About, Knight Light Tyrean Martinson Tyreans Writing Spot, Stormy Knight Gwen Gardner, Nicki Elson, or Lady Elson if you dont mind ;), Leave it to Livia, Stephen Tremps Breakthrough Blogs, Anna Universal Gibberish(Knight) Gibberish Knight of the Triangle Ottoman, Lynda R. Young, ClareDugmoreWrites, Medeia Sharif, Michael Offutt, Suze, C. Lee McKenzie, and all the cheerers who stopped by all last week to root the knights on.
The winners of the five ebook copies of The Renaissance of Hetty Locklear are:
Michael Offutt‘s Oculus, the sequel to Slipstream is now out! Congrats Michael!
Autumn has arrived in New York, and Jordan Pendragon attends his first classes as a freshman at Cornell. Born with a brilliant mathematical mind, he balances life as a research assistant with that of a student athlete.
But Jordan also has a quest. He must find the Black Tower, a monolithic edifice housing a thing that defines the very structure of the universe. Jordan believes it is buried somewhere in Antarctica under miles of prehistoric ice.
October finds Jordan earning a starting position with the Cornell hockey team. But a dark cloud gathers over his rookie season. Unexplained deaths, whispers of a cannibal cult, a prophecy, and a stone known only as the Oculus, cast a shadow over his athletic ambitions. It is the start of a terrifying journey down a path of mystery, murder, and to a confrontation with an Evil more ancient than the stars.
Leigh T. Moore also has a new book out, Rouge.
Trapped in the underground theater world of 1890s New Orleans, Hale Ferrer has only one goal: escape. But not without Teeny, the orphan-girl she rescued from the streets and promised to protect.
Freddie Lovel, Hale’s wealthy Parisian suitor, seems to be the easy solution. If only his touch could arouse her interest like Beau’s, the penniless stagehand who captures her heart.
Denying her fears, Hale is poised to choose love until an evil lurking in their cabaret-home launches a chain of events that could cost her everything.
MATURE YA/New Adult; light historical/theater romance
Get it: Amazon * B&N * Smashwords
Graeme Ing releases Oceans of Dust
YA Fantasy: Fourteen-year old Lissa is snatched from her home and finds herself a slave on a trading ship traveling on a waterless ocean of nothing but gray dust. A feisty, curious and intelligent girl, her desire to explore the ship earns her the hatred of the cruel first officer, Farq.
Fascinated by the ocean of dust, Lissa becomes embroiled in its mysteries, sensing things that the crew cannot, while cryptic whispers in her head are leading her toward a destiny linked to the dust itself. Only one man aboard can help her make sense of her new talent, but can she trust him? All is not as it seems, and she must unravel the clues before it’s too late.
When a sinister plot casts her adrift on the barren ocean, her best friend is left in the hands of the treacherous crew. Everything hinges upon her courage, quick wits, and her ability to master her new talent.
Don’t forget about the Hobbit hop. Party!
A party with the lovely, charming, and talented Tyrean Martinson. She’s so fab. Sign up is HERE Can you guess my favorite hobbit?
Writers4Writers begins on December 7th. What’s that about? Writers helping to promote the books of writers. More info and sign up is HERE.
Annual Jousting Tournament?
I’m thinking about making the jousting tournament an annual event, since it was so much fun and caused a nice bit of social network buzz. I’d like to figure out how to get more blogs and authors and prizes involved [that means the event involving several and maybe many of us]. If interested in brainstorming on how to make an online Renaissance Festival work and being involved in next year’s event, express your interest in the comments or in an email. mpaxauthor at gmail dot com. So far ideas have come up with kingdoms, jousts, battle poets, a witch hunt, wizardry contest, etc… Anyway, I though it’d be great to share my idea with my friends. I believe this could become a mega event.
And I’m making myself as scarce as possible for the rest of this year. I have a deadline looming for Boomtown Craze, book 3 in the Backworlds series. I’m past the halfway point, but have to finish this draft and do the entire polished draft by January 21st. With all the holidays, that’s not as much time as I think.
Those of you in the US, have a wonderful Thanksgiving. I’ll be back on November 28th. The lovely and talented Ghost Knight and I will be chatting about book launches.
And don’t forget to show Hetty some love. It’s a really, really good story. And I can’t wait to write the rest of the series.