Ghost Knight! First Ever Internet Jousting Champion! Oculus! Rouge! Oceans of Dust! Hobbitfest! Writers4Writers!


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 GardnerNicki 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:

  1. Spit Toon
  2. Ellie Garratt
  3. Julie Flanders
  4. L. G. Smith
  5. Shelley Munro



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.

AMAZON KINDLE – $4.99              AMAZON UK – £3.88
KOBO – $4.99
NOOK – $5.15



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.

Where to Buy:
Amazon Kindle: USA | UKFrance | Germany | Spain | ItalyJapan |  Apple iBookKobo | Smashwords

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.



  1. November 19, 2012    

    Twas a pleasure to participate in your tournament Lady Mary. My thanks to you and my fellow competitors. And a hearty Congratulations to Ghost Knight.

  2. November 19, 2012    

    To my fellow knights, twas an honor and a privilege to joust, jab, knock each other about, secure the taverns from the cutpurses and maketh ourselves grand tosspots upon the grog service regularly at the tavern of Spit Toon. My hope is that the grandest champions of all are Lady Pax and The Renaissance of Hetty Locklear.

    The joust has netted more than fun times, I’ve even gained new found enjoyment of social media and a few friends. Thanks to all who cheered, all who laughed and Knight of the Fae Forest, still have that standing appointment for that grog lol!!!

    Congrats to the new releases coming out. I love the covers.

    As for the jousting, I’m wondering if we can cause a few twitter trends by #jousting or #grogtime or ##wizardrycontest. That would be fun, maybe set up a time and use Twitterchat for these interactions.

  3. November 19, 2012    

    Yeah for Angela the Ghost Knight!!!! That was a lot of fun.
    All signed up to promote Nancy’s book. She rocks!

  4. November 19, 2012    

    Mary, I really enjoyed the tournament, it was a blast. I would love to be a part of something similar next year. A big congrats to Angela, alias the Ghost Knight she has been a lot of fun to joust against!

    Enjoy your break from blogging and I hope the writing goes well. See you at the end of November.

  5. November 19, 2012    

    A round of huzzahs and grogs for all the brave Knights and three cheers for Ghost Knight for winning!
    This was a lot of fun and I’m ready for a multi-blog joust, explore the kingdoms, find the wizards, whatever next year. :)
    All three of those book covers have stunning colors to them!
    You might be scarce on the interwebz, Lady Mary, but your presence will still be felt. Nov 27th is the day you are trapped in Mistress Snark’s parlor having tea with her. Bwahahaha!

  6. November 19, 2012    

    Congrats to Angela!

    The cover for Rouge is so stylish.

  7. November 19, 2012    

    You made a strong showing, Knight of Uber. Another day may have won you the games.

    I like the idea of the Twitter trends, Angela. I will look into setting up a Tavern… Perhaps there and FB. You made the joust so much fun last week. Thank you.

    I suppose I’m ready, Alex.

    It was a pleasure having you as part of the tournament, Carolyn. Your feats on the field were exemplary. With the holiday this week, I’m worried I won’t get as much done as I need to. Siiigh.

    I look forward to tea at Mistress Snark’s, Laura.

    It’s great to see more of our writer friends entering the market, Diane.

  8. November 19, 2012    

    Congrats to Ghost Knight! And kudos to all the knights for their valiant efforts. And most of all, congratulations to you Mary for putting on such a creative and fun tournament for your book launch!

    Thanks for my prize, I’m so thrilled to be one of the lucky winners. :)

    Happy Thanksgiving to you, the husband unit, and the kitties! :)

  9. November 19, 2012    

    Many thanks for the rousing good time, Mary. Congratulations to all the new releases, Mary, Michael, Leigh, and Graeme.

    Huzzah to Ghost Knight!

  10. November 19, 2012    

    Huzzah! It was a lot of fun MPax. Thanks for hosting it and the awesome prize pack. I know these are the times when people make themselves scarce, so I wish you the best.

  11. November 19, 2012    

    Whoah! Epic post today, Mary. Thank you for giving me a shout out on your blog. I very much appreciate it :) May the pennants of your Renaissance Faire forever flap in the breeze.

  12. November 19, 2012    

    Wow, what a title to go with you info-packed, fun post. Congrats on your book having so much support. I’m not surprised!
    And how wonderful to see Michael here. He works so hard and is such an honest guy. I’d love to see his books take off.

  13. November 19, 2012    

    The Jousting Tournament was a great success. Very fun way to promote the novel. And thanks again for the e-book. Looking forward to reading it. :)

    Happy Thanksgiving!

  14. November 19, 2012    

    Give up for the Ghost! Yeah and congrats Angelia.

  15. November 19, 2012    

    huzzah! huzzah! huzzah!

    so much in addition to your tournament results too! whew!
    give your horsey a break =) relax and make merry!

  16. November 19, 2012    

    Your jousting tournament was a huge success! Congrats to Ghost Knight and all the other jousters. And congrats to the winners of Hetty’s book :)

  17. November 19, 2012    

    Many thanks Lady Mary for hosting the joust! And Three Huge Huzzahs for Ghost Knight Angela!!!

    A Ren Faire online . . .hmm. . .battle poets . . .mmhmm. Sounds good to me, and I could help a little althought my ren faire speak is extremely rusty.

  18. November 19, 2012    

    Congratulations to Angela and the Hetty winners! This was a neat idea.

    Also congrats on the various book releases. Each sounded good, and they have great covers.

    Good luck finishing Book #3! See you when you return.

  19. November 19, 2012    

    Have a wonderful holiday, Julie!

    The gratitude is all mine, Gwen. You were such a fabulous knight.

    It was very fun, Maurice.

    There’s tons going on, Michael. I’m very glad to feature Oculus.

    It’s an uber title, Theresa. lol I’d love to see a bunch of folks’ books take off.

    Happy Thanksgiving, LG!

    Great to see you, Holly.

    Relax? What’s that? lol Happy holiday, Tara!

    The tournament was a blast, Carol.

    It should be great fun, Tyrean. In the meantime, we’ll party like hobbits.

    Thank you, Shannon!

  20. November 19, 2012    

    Huzzah!!! Congrats to Angela!!!!!
    And congrats to you, Mary!!!

  21. Melissa Bradley Melissa Bradley
    November 20, 2012    

    Loved the joust! I hope it does become an annual event. :)

    Have a wonderful holiday and I, too have a deadline, which time sure does fly LOL

  22. November 20, 2012    

    ps, i tagged you =)

  23. November 20, 2012    

    Congratulations, Angela! Wish I had been able to participate more in the fun, but if you do it again, Mary, I’m there. I’m already scouting for a steed and one of those helmet things.

  24. November 20, 2012    

    Tally Ho and Woot. Yes, I apologize for my lack of the Renaissance vernacular. I can’t wait to read Hetty Locklear. I bow in humble defeat to Ghost Knight.

  25. November 20, 2012    

    Congratulations to the Champion and to all the brave knights! The joust was amazing. It would be very cool to make an annual event of it. Lots of great new books out. Have a lovely Thanksgiving!

  26. November 20, 2012    

    Congratulations to Angela and the winners!
    I like the idea of making this a yearly event, since I only caught on halfway through and would hopefully be able to participate from the start next time!

  27. November 20, 2012    

    Congratulations Ghost! You’ve unseated me for the last time. I’m coming for you next year. :) Michael’s cover is AMAZING

  28. November 20, 2012    

    Thank you, Lynda!

    It sure does, Melissa. Best on meeting your deadline.

    OK, will pop by, Tara.

    It’d be wonderful to have you join in the festivities, Lee.

    Mine isn’t great either, Brinda. Have a great holiday!

    It seems like a good idea, Christine.

    Awesome, Deniz.

    There are so many awesome books coming out, Libby, including yours.

  29. November 21, 2012    

    Thanks for the ebook hun, and congrats to the winners. Huzzah! The Oculus cover is scary! :)

  30. November 22, 2012    

    Seems I missed most of the fun.
    Congrats to the winners. Happy Thanksgiving Mary.

  31. November 24, 2012    

    M, I’m thrilled your ‘Hetty’ launch made such an excellent splash! I hope you had a beautiful holiday with your family, dear friend.

  32. November 25, 2012    

    Congrats to the authors for their new launches – so many new events coming up too:)

  33. November 25, 2012    

    Congrats to the winners! Michael’s book is awesome, and the other two sound really good.

  34. November 26, 2012    

    Hope you had a great Thanksgiving! The jousting tournament was so unique and fun. If you decide to do it again next year, I’d love to participate.

    Congrats on your book!

  35. December 1, 2012    

    Congratulations all around to the winners and authors with new books out. :)

    The jousting was great and fun to watch.