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For all of you looking forward to reading the next chapter for Write A Novel With Me, I have some bad news. No, Write A Novel With Me is not ending by any means; I am having too much fun writing the story to have that happen. However, over the last couple of weeks, due to some other responsibilities (and some personal matters that needed attending to), I realized I have seriously been neglecting my other novel, Memoirs of Keladrayia. My initial plan to release the novel last summer was waylaid as I slowly built leads and contacts for my new business, Phoenix Moirai. And every time someone asked when the book would be coming out, I would usually give a two to three month time frame from the time the question was posed, no matter when it was asked or who asked it. Several weeks ago, I mentioned on Twitter that the third draft was nearing completion, and there it sat… unloved as I continued to push its priority to the back burner.
Well, no more. Find Out Why
It’s the last day of my virtual book tour and it’s a big one. First up is a spotlight over at Horror and Mystery Books, a site run by Steve, a reader of mostly science-fiction, paranormal and horror novels—none of which, for the most part, In the Light of the Eclipse can be categorized as, though they do contain small elements of the first two (and a little bit of mystery on the side). But the man is a big fan of Star Wars and Star Trek, so he gets a pass from me!
The next stop is at Raven Reviews, a Christian Chicagoan named Michele who loves all types of books. Here you will find a very informative interview that goes deeper into some of the oddest things I’ve had to research, who I would like to have as a mentor, and what helps me write the most.
Finally, head on over to Book Loving Hippo for my final guest post, which discusses my full writing process and how I go about creating the worlds for everyone to enjoy. Tanya (the book loving hippo herself) is an avid reader and has endorsed the guest post as a must read! Don’t miss out.
I would like to thank all three of these great sites for their participation in my virtual book tour, and would like to thank everyone who has followed the tour and gotten a little more insight into who I am as a person and as a writer, my writing process and mindset, as well as details about the book and some thoughts on why it’s a great read. Hopefully, it has encouraged some of you to run out and purchase a copy of In the Light of the Eclipse for your very own reading pleasure. And don’t forget, if you have missed any part of my book tour, or would like to go back and read the guest posts, interviews or reviews, head on over to the virtual book tour page at the book’s official website.
Thanks again to all of my virtual blog tour participants. It’s been fun!
As the virtual book tour for In the Light of the Eclipse nears its end (there are still several stops on Monday, December 16), the second to last spotlight can be found at Laurie’s Thoughts and Reviews. Laurie is a retired accountant who devotes her days to reading and reviewing mostly science-fiction, fantasy and paranormal literature, though her tastes do vary and she makes note of that by showing off her paranormal thoughts and non-paranormal thoughts on her blog.
I wish to thank Laurie for spotlighting my book and being part of my virtual book tour.
(An update from yesterday: the original stop I was supposed to make yesterday has officially been canceled. And though I will get one additional stop on Monday to make up for it, I am out one review, which, let’s be honest, really does suck just a little.)
I have a couple of spotlights on my virtual book tour today. The first comes courtesy of Bella Harte Books, a blog run by exuberant reader and young adult author Bella Harte. The second can be seen at Bestseller Books, a site dedicated to bestselling books and books on the rise to bestseller status (not sure if mine fits that description, but hey, I’ll let the masses believe it if they want to).
I want to thank both sites for spotlighting In the Light of the Eclipse to their fans and followers, especially Bestseller Books, a late replacement for a stop that had to be postponed or canceled at the last minute (which one is still unclear, but I am hoping it’s the former and that the review that was going to happen on that stop will still make it in before the tour ends). I will let you all know when and if the stop returns or is officially canceled.
Stop by Only God Writes Trees today to see an awesome guest post. In it, I dive into more detail about the acknowledgments that are in the book—who the listed individuals are and what makes them special enough to be included in the book.
I want to thank Nora Romness for the chance to speak about this subject on her blog, and for the spotlight of In the Light of the Eclipse as part of my virtual book tour. Nora is an avid reader who does a lot for children, and judging by her bio, is an admirable young woman with a lot of love to give.
My tour today brings us to Cryptic Reads, a book review blog that is more horror/zombie related than anything else. When I first found out this site would be hosting, I wasn’t quite sure why; In the Light of the Eclipse is none of those things. But, if the administrator, Carrie, wanted to review it, then she must have seen something in it that she was interested in, right? It turns out, she did, as her review of the book is great, even going so far as to mention that she’d read it again. I couldn’t ask for much more than that.
I’d like to thank Carrie, and Cryptic Reads, for spotlighting and reviewing In the Light of the Eclipse as part of my virtual book tour. (To read the full review, click here and scroll to the bottom of the page.)
I’ve got two awesome stops on my book tour today, both with a guest post that feature a little something about my process in writing In the Light of the Eclipse.
The first stop is at Curse of the Bibliophile, a book review site run by passionate book readers Katie and Satarupa. The guest post they are hosting is called “The Evolution of a Story.” I go into great detail about what goes into the mind of a writer (more importantly, my twisted and insane mind) and how much a book changes from the spark of inspiration to the final product. If you’ve ever wondered how a book evolves (including a discussion on how one of my characters in In the light of the Eclipse went from mere after-thought to a full-fledged character), head on over and check it out. (To find the guest post, scroll down to just after the excerpt.)
The second is courtesy of The Saucy Reviewer, a book blog run by Xunaira J., a writer of children and young adult books. This stop is the one that was postponed from last week and I’m happy to have them back on the tour. The guest post they are hosting is called, “How I Found My Voice,” and is basically just that. It goes into detail about my journey in finding my true voice and not just a copy of another author (or writer), and how that journey ultimately affected the writing style for In the Light of the Eclipse. (To find the guest post, scroll down to just after the blurb.)
Thanks to both of these sites for spotlighting my book and for giving me the chance to let you in on a couple of the secrets behind the scenes of In the Light of the Eclipse, and my writing process in general.
On my tour today is a spotlight of In the Light of the Eclipse at Peace, Love and Writing, a blog run by Philadelphia author Prudence Hayes. If you haven’t joined the tour yet, head on over to the nicely represented spotlight and read the first part of the second chapter (with a link to the entire full chapter), find out where you can buy the book and even enter to win a signed copy. I want to thank Prudence for participating in my tour.
And don’t forget to come back next week when my tour ramps up with several exciting guest blogs and a few more reviews of the book. You won’t want to miss it!
Today’s stop on my virtual book tour takes us to Nyxx’s Nook, a book blog by Nyxx Raven, a lover of good books of all kinds. Nyxx was kind enough to conduct a terrific interview that allowed me to discuss my favorite author, some of my favorite characters (both mine and those I wish were mine) as well as allowing me to give a bit more insight into my creative process and where my ideas come from.
But more importantly was Nyxx’s review of the book, which is quite wonderful to say the least. I want to take a moment to say thank you to Nyxx for her time and for being generous enough to take part in the virtual book tour for In the Light of the Eclipse.
Today on my book tour for In the Light of the Eclipse, you can enjoy a terrific interview conducted by The Complete Self-Publishing Indie Author’s Resource Site (Wow! What a mouth full). The site helps promote independent authors to the best of their ability, and I want to thank them very much for spotlighting In the Light of the Eclipse and conducting the interview, which will give a little more insight into what I wished I would have known before I started writing, what I like to watch on television, and why I chose self-publishing over the traditional route. (Quick Note: You will have to scroll down past the spotlight to get to the interview).
Also of note: Yesterday I mentioned that a guest post had been postponed (and might be canceled), but it now looks like that guest post will happen in the next couple of days at a different stop. I’ll let you all know when that stop is.