Author birthday bash

It’s author Ash Stone’s birthday this month but you can get the presents (don’t forget to enter the giveaway for a chance to win).

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It’s Author Ash Stone’s Birthday this month. In fact, it’s on Christmas Day!! Please join us as we celebrate the author turning the big 4-0!!

 

 

 

 

Silka Fontein was a typical rich little girl until she disappeared 15 years ago, right after her high school graduation after party. What happened to her? No one knows where she went to or why she had left so suddenly. Now, after all these years she returns home, different and completely changed, with secrets so deadly that everyone’s lives are in danger!
She reunites with Taber Blake, her childhood friend who turned into the quintessential playboy. As they fight their unexpected attraction for one another, a series of action packed events have them fighting for their lives. It is then that Taber’s own lethal secrets are exposed in the process. Will their attraction be enough to survive the truth?

This mish-mash of action, adventure, comedy, romance, mystery, suspense and drama is spy thrilling, spine chilling read bound to keep you begging for more! Available in an Adult or PG rated version, you will have no reason not escape into their world and hearts.

 

 

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Ash was born on Christmas Day 1974. So started a life of “Merry Christmas…And oh! Happy Birthday too.” Before you say, “Aw Shame” and break out the tissues, please know that Ash is a Christmas Diva! There are always two presents …or else!
Reading and writing was a big part of Ash’s life growing up. Being a typical rebel, rather than joining the cut-throat corporate world after graduating, Ash became a vegetarian hippie instead and went into the gardening/ nursery business. The irony of a vegetarian “plant lover” is still lost this award winning Horticulturist to this day.
Ash traded comfortable hemp attire for corporate cotton later on and became the Purchasing Manager for McDonald’s Asia, Pacific, Middle East and Africa region. These days neither the high flying corporate Exec or the vegetarian hippie exist, but rather the family orientated book lover with not so much spare time to read anymore.
FOR THE AUTHOR’S FULL BIO GO TO: http://www.ash-stone.com

The eternal rebel loves to connect with fans (or “Stoneys!” as they
are lovingly referred to). So, go on and stalk away, you rebel you!


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Happy birthday King Bewilliam

Here’s an interesting little factoid: most medieval people didn’t exactly celebrate their birthday; the celebrated their saint day, as in the saint for which they were named. However according to some sources, nobility did celebrate their personal birthday.

King Bewilliam was “born” on Dec. 14 with the publication of The Lost King. Even monarchs didn’t always hit the date of their birth right on the head so we’re marking this anniversary with a days’ long celebration, and special pricing on The King’s Redress, Book Three of The Bewildering Adventures of King Bewilliam. By virtue of his largesse it’s $2.99 today. What a guy.

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#HarbingerTour arrives in the Chalklands

Happy #birthday, King Bewilliam, who was officially “born” on Dec. 14, 2011 with the publication of The Lost King.

The King's Redress by Devorah FoxNo way would we limit celebrating the monarch’s birthday to one day, so today you can treat yourself to The King’s Redress, Book Three of The Bewildering Adventures of King Bewilliam at a bargain price, $1.99 (£.99 in the UK).

So grab yourself a copy for your Kindle, pour yourself a fresh ale, enter King Bewilliam’s enthralling medieval world and join the party.

Guests have arrived from many distant realms. Here’sHarbinger Chavali, from a different world entirely. Heroine of Harbinger by Lee French and Erik Kort, Chavali is adjusting to her new life as a soul-bound agent of the Fallen, pushing herself harder than ever before. Between learning to fight, dealing with idiots, and climbing stairs – lots of stairs – she has little time to waste on thoughts of the future. Or the past.

Intrigued, King Bewilliam found himself asking some probing questions of his guest on matters close to his heart: trust and loyalty.

KBW: How do you determine who is telling you the truth and who is trying to deceive you?

Chavali: Anyone can do this. It is a skill that needs practice. I have been able to cheat to learn the skill, of course, because I can pair the thoughts I pull from their minds with the things they do: face, hands, body. After a while, it becomes second-nature. Some people are still difficult to read, even after doing this for ten years, but not many.

KBW: When someone you trusted is revealed to be disloyal, how do you feel? How do you respond?

Chavali: I have not had this happen to me in a meaningful way. When you do not truly trust anyone, you cannot be truly hurt by betrayal. It is possible that I consider my mother to have betrayed me, in a fashion. It was more of a rejection than anything else, and not one she saw that way. There is something particularly upsetting about having a loved one suddenly become afraid to touch you.

KBW: What is your biggest fear?

Chavali: Why? Do you mean to try to use it against me? This is not a topic I consider acceptable for discussion. I did not agree to answer any and every question thrown at me.

KBW: When you need to collect your thoughts and “regroup,” where do you go?

Chavali: Privacy. However, I grew up in a wagon caravan, where everyone was always in everyone else’s business, and we slept many to a bed, in a pile, without our own rooms. Yes, that means what it sounds like it does. Also, no one was allowed to wander away from the wagon ring at night. For safety reasons. Monsters come in many shapes, and a surprisingly large number of them have two arms and two legs. As such, my idea of ‘privacy’ is different from yours. I mean a situation where I am not pestered, have no significant distractions, and am not in someone else’s thoughts.

KBW: Have you learned from past experiences anything that you can use in the present? If not, why not?

Chavali: Of course. Life is not a single thing, it is a journey. Stagnation is death, whether it is in the mind or body. Stand still, refuse to learn, become entrenched, close your mind – these are all dangerous. Change keeps us sane and shows us ways through…ah, I do not know the word in your tongue. It means the bad things that happen.

Follow Chavali’s new challenge in Harbinger available from Amazon | Goodreads

and find all of King Bewilliam’s adventures on amazon.com including today’s $1.99 special, The King’s Redress.

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Happy birthday King Bewilliam

The Lost King by Devorah FoxHappy birthday, King Bewilliam, officially “born” on Dec. 14, 2011 with the publication of the high fantasy The Lost King.

The story was inspired by a friend’s real life crisis, a complete personal and professional derailment. I wanted to see if I couldn’t craft a happy ending.

That turned out to be harder than I thought. Even the strongest among us doesn’t bounce right back from such stunning losses. While he scored some successes, King Bewilliam continued to struggle to reclaim his life which led to The King’s Ransom and The King’s Redress.

King Bewilliam may regain his throne but his life will never be what it once was. His only choice? To redefine himself, find new motivations, new passions, new validations. He continues to rediscover himself. Last month I began The Redoubt, Book Four,  in which he dares to contemplate happiness he thought was lost to him.

The King's Redress by Devorah FoxTo celebrate and give you a chance to enjoy the series at a bargain price, today the Kindle edition of Book Three, The King’s Redress, is available for 99¢ on Kindle US and Kindle UK.

The king’s subjects will be making merry all week throughout the kingdom so check back to see what else we have in store to commemorate this anniversary.

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December 2014 An Open Letter from Buster, The Red Hook Public Library Hound

My kind of superhero, Buster the Literacy Hound December 2014 An Open Letter from Buster, The Red Hook Public Library Hound.

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The stories behind the stories

By now you have eaten your last leftover turkey sandwich and Thanksgiving, not to mention the month of November, is a pleasant memory.

IMG_0561.JPGA group of dedicated writers only put the nail in November’s coffin the evening of Dec. 7, 2014, at the Thank God It’s Over party, a celebration to mark the end of National Novel Writing Month.

NaNoWriMo challenges participants around the world to write 50,000 words (about 175 pages) between Nov. 1 and 11:59:59 p.m. on Nov. 30. The novel can be any genre, in any language. There is no prize for winning except for bragging rights. In fact you have to buy your own “Winner” T-shirt. So why do it? For many people who have always wanted to write a novel, NaNoWriMo is the kick in the pants they need to get going. The community that grows around the effort gives encouragement and the deadline provides motivation to persevere. For many, it’s such a satisfying experience that they participate every year.

In our “home” region of Corpus Christi, Texas, US, 107 novelists participated and wrote a total of 2,612,025 words. Not everyone “won” NaNoWrimo but in this case winning isn’t the point. What’s important is giving it a try and giving it your all, writing despite holiday dinners, house guests, bouts of the flu, writer’s block and sheer exhaustion. The stories behind the stories often rival the actual novels for drama and suspense.

NaNoWriMo 2014 winner David Carpenter’s project was “The Empyreal Queen.” David says, “I hit 50,000 words by the end of November, but I’m guessing it will take more than twice that to finish it. The second half of the story line and character arcs need a lot of work.” His project started out as a picture, a visual art prompt posted on the web site I09. “The artwork depicted a young man wearing clothes suggestive of a desert caravan, kneeling in front of a robotic pack animal, rifle in hand. David says, “It’s the kind of picture that conjures up images of adventure and derring-do, so I took the prompt and wrote a 200 word story about the character and situation depicted. I enjoyed writing it, so I decided to make it the starting point for my NaNoWriMo effort in November.” David considers the project as homage of sorts to another author that he admires, Andre Norton. “It’s a nod in the direction of an author whose work was a big influence on me in the early part of my life,” he says.

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Deborah Gatchel attempted NaNo a couple times several years ago. This year her husband decided that she should participate. “I have been working on a trilogy, but thought I needed a break from that series, so prepped for another book that I had on the back burner,” she says. “Then, 12:01 a.m. Nov 1, I decided to go with the final book of the series. The first two weeks I did well, keeping ahead of goal most of the time and was at 25k on the 15th. Then I had to be out of town for my girls’ tournament. I came back with a migraine, so, in one and a half weeks, wrote 200 words. I got back to writing on Thanksgiving Day. I wrote the remaining 25k in four days. I met some great people during that time as we hung out together on Facebook doing writing sprints and cheering each other across the finish line. I managed to finish with two hours to spare.”

NaNoWriMo isn’t the only writing that Deborah does. Her short story Glitter and Glue ” made it to the final selection round for an anthology, “Chicken Soup for the Soul: Hope & Miracles.”

Stacey Tuley worked on “Lessons from Loss.” The book’s synopsis describes it best: “Life has a certain way of slapping us in the face when we least expect it. In the midst of these dark seasons, our inherent nature drives our wayward quest to understand the unfathomable cruelties of our world. We search without resolution for the reasons behind our anguish. If we don’t embrace some hard and seemingly unfair lessons, chances are we will not endure well. With the well being of ourselves and those we hold dear at stake, we are given no choice in the matter. We can’t undo tragedies, we can’t bring back loved ones that we have lost, we can’t always reverse the illness that we find ourselves and our loved ones in the midst of. So what do we do?” Stacey says that in her writing “I am sharing my experience, strength, and hope so that perhaps it may help on your life’s journey. The events of 2004 drastically changed my life personally, as well as my family’s life. We will never be the same. Our journey of healing and restoration continues, but with each challenge we look to God, our constant, faithful, and steady source of strength. Praying that you are strengthened on your journey and that you will be equipped to handle what life throws your way as you embrace these lessons from loss.”

NaNoWriMo projects will not necessarily see the light of day. There’s absolutely no guarantee that the novel will ever be published. A NaNoWriMo novel isn’t even long enough to interest most publishers. Although there have been successful novels that are roughly 50,000 words long, most commercial novels run from 65,000 to 100,000 words or more.

Many writers, however, continue writing long after NaNoWriMo is over and do go onto share their writing. All three of my published novels, “The Lost King,” “The King’s Ransom” and “The King’s Redress” began as NaNoWriMo projects. For NaNoWriMo 2014 I wrote 50,896 words toward Book Four in that series, working title “The Redoubt,” and hope to have it finished and between covers by Summer 2015.

Think you might like to stop talking about that novel you’ve always wanted to write and actually start writing it? Target NaNoWriMo 2015 or consider Camp NaMoWriMo held in April and July. Visit nanowrimo.org and campnanowrimo.org for more information. I’ll see you there.

 

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It’s magic

I gave a gift to myself for winning National Novel Writing Month 2014, something a little magical. It’s a #feromonic field detector ring. I have no idea what a feromonic field is but if there’s one nearby I’ll now be able to detect it.

Actually, one explanation is that a feromonic field is generated by iron in blood, and further, that one’s sex can accurately be discerned by the quantity/quality of one’s blood-iron. So, by extension, it can also be determined by a feromonic field detector, such as the ring.

This would be handy if I happened upon some aliens or paranormal beings whose sex is difficult to establish through simple observation. Apparently it is also important to have an accurate feromonic field reading when one is transporting bio-matter such as by teleporting. As everyone knows teleportation devices must be calibrated differently for males and females because of variations in blood-iron between the sexes. So if I end up in a StarTrek episode I’ll be a big help as long as I’m wearing my feromonic field detector ring.

How this will make me a better, more prolific writer I don’t know but who cares? The ring is darn cool.

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Save the date

HAPPY BIRTHDAY KING BEWILLIAM

The Bewildering Adventures of King BewilliamHappy birthday, King Bewilliam, officially “born” on Dec. 14, 2011 with the publication of The Lost King. The seed for the story took root in my writer’s mind many years prior to that but sprouted during my first writing marathon, National Novel Writing Month 2010. Since then he’s continued to grow and thrive in The Bewildering Adventures of King Bewilliam high fantasy series, with Book Two, The King’s Ransom, and Book Three, The King’s Redress. I began The Redoubt, Book Four, last month during National Novel Writing Month 2014.

The whole of the Chalklands (and the Palisades too, not to mention all of cyberspace) will be celebrating. Join the festivities. It’s the king’s birthday but you’ll get the gifts. Check back here for details.

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The King’s Redress by Devorah Fox

Something new: I’m using Press This to publish this post by Book Bee published on December 6, 2014 in Epic (Fantasy), Fantasy, Fiction, General Fiction, Sagas

The King's RedressRoyalty once ruined has been redeemed. Now, to right the wrongs King Bewilliam wrestles both mythic monsters and modern-day challenges—parenting, the nature of leadership, the morality of war—in a vivid detailed medieval setting charged with drama and suspense.

It’s Book Three in the The Bewildering Adventures of King Bewilliam high fantasy series.

Genres: Fiction Novel Fantasy, General Fiction, Sagas Epic (Fantasy)

Target Readership: Adult

Publication Date: 28/06/2014

Mike Byrnes and Associates, Inc.

Available formats: Paperback, Ebook

ASIN or ISBN(s): B00LDZ0XY4;

Page Count or Equivalent: 267

Content Rating: Bad Language – None; Sexual Content – None; Violence – Some; Drug Use – None.

The King’s Redress (The Bewildering Adventures of King Bewilliam Book 3) (Kindle Edition)

By (author): Devorah Fox

Kindle Edition: Check Amazon for Pricing Digital Only

Release date June 28, 2014.

About the Book

When everyone you trust turns against you, what do you do? Dragon slayer of renown, Robin, King Bewilliam, has bested both man and beast to battle his way back to the Chalklands and reunite with his sons, but discord threatens the kingdom’s hard-won peace and prosperity. War breaks out and Robin finds that there is no one he can trust, not even his closest knights. Fighting for his throne pits him against a shocking, unsuspected rival.

With his own life and lives of all his imperiled subjects at stake, Robin faces off against his fiercest enemy in mortal combat.

About the Author

Devorah FoxI’m the author of The Lost King (Top 100 Paid Kindle Sales), The King’s Ransom, (finalist for 50 Self-Published Books Worth Reading, 2013-14 /Fantasy), and The King’s Redress (Top 25 Kindle Free) and co-author of the contemporary thriller Naked Came the Sharks (finalist for 50 Self-Published Books Worth Reading, 2013-14/Thriller). I have also written for television, radio, magazines, newspapers, and various blogs.

I was born in Brooklyn, New York, and wrote my first novel in the third grade.

I now live in Port Aransas, Texas, where I write the “Dee-Scoveries” blog at http://devorahfox.com and column of the same name for The Island Moon. On the rare occasions when I’m not writing, I dabble in glass painting and etching and herding cats (I have three rescued tabbies). Stay in touch at http://devorahfox.com or at http://devorahfox.wordpress.com

The King’s Redress by Devorah Fox.

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Gobble it up

The Lost KingClearly I have already sampled too much bourbon cranberry sauce, bourbon pecan pie and mulled wine and am slightly giddy. ‘Cause I just put The Lost King on #sale.

It’s half price from now through Cyber Monday, on smashwords.com at http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/230605 and amazon.com http://www.amazon.com/Lost-King-Bewildering-Adventures-Bewilliam-ebook/dp/B006L5O1JE.

Get into this #fantasy series (ranked in the Kindle Top 100) now while the getting is good. And whether you’re cooking, eating, gathering with friends and family, shopping, cheering your team on or just chilling this weekend and kicking back with a good book, enjoy!

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