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Weekly Recap

Last week was crazy for writing... And I loved every second of it. I got to release a new book, continue writing one that I love, played around in the new world for another new series, and planned ahead for future novels. I achieved all my goals, though they're not *really* complete...

 

  • World building, histories, series outline, and plots for the Iron Gargoyle series
  • Continue writing the sequel to Storm of the Gods
  • More promotions for Storm Born
  • Begin promotions for Damnation's Doorand book reviews/spotlights

 

Still, I'm glad I was able to get through everything, and tacking on some projects with approaching due dates. I swear, I live by my calendar. So while most of my goals are going to remain the same because I have to expand on them, I'm hoping to get a couple other things done:

 

  • World building, histories, series outline, and plots for the Iron Gargoyle series
  • Continue writing the sequel to Storm of the Gods
  • More promotions for Storm Born
  • Begin promotions for Damnation's Door/Cursed seriesand book reviews/spotlights
  • Quick edits for Dark Skynovellas, then send to Beta readers
  • Continue to work on new website

 

Yup, all of that is on my plate this week, and it's going to be a short one for sure. Real Life catches up with you when you least expect it, so I think I'm only going to have time for promotions and editing/emailing. I do want to work on the second Areios Brothers novel, but I'm at a phase where I'm integrating some of the old novel into the new, and unfortunately I can't work on it away from my house. With my free time, I've been writing some of my other new series, Iron Gargoyle. I actually started the second chapter not too long ago, and I love it so far. 

 

But my priority is of course my new release!

 

 

A single night can change your life… for the worst.

It’s been a century since the last Centennial Storm, the calamitous phenomenon that covered the world in disasters– tornadoes, hurricanes, blizzards, tsunamis, and dust storms– caused not by nature, but by alien creatures from another realm. The Stormkind.

Ava Reid tries not to think about that night, when she was caught in a hurricane and brought face to face with one of the Stormkind, the man with a dagger, and the agony she felt when he stabbed her with a crystal blade. Yet as she and the rest of Florida’s citizens begin to rebuild their lives, Ava can’t help but notice strange things happening around her. Things she seems to be causing. The gusts of wind and sudden floods attract the attentions of a mysterious stranger who leaves her clues, and the deadlier men following her.

It isn’t long before Ava is swept up into a wild conspiracy, led by a secret society that knows the truth about the Stormkind– and what their enemies have planned for the world she loves. If she wishes to protect her friends and her family, Ava must harness her strange new abilities and become part of the Stormkind society. Because if she loses control, there will be no force strong enough to stop her…

 

Buy it here:

 

Amazon Kindle | Paperback | Createspace | Kobo | Barnes & Noble | Goodreads | Smashwords | iBookstore | BookLikes | NoiseTrade | Bublish |

 

Reviews:

 

Ramblings of an Awkward Anastasia | The Blonde Bookworm | We Said It | The Bookish Crypt | One Book Two | Boundless Book Reviews | 

 

Giveaways:

 

Goodreads | The Bookish Crypt |

 

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It's so thrilling to have another standalone novel written and published. I love this feeling, and am eager to see it continue in the coming months. I've gotten great feedback on Storm Born so far, and couldn't be happier with the enthusiasm surrounding it, given how nervous I was about the release.

 

So I'll be riding the book-release-high for a while, though I'll have to bring attention to the other two major releases I have coming up this year. I decided to work with XPresso Book Tours and En Pointe to help me schedule book tours, reviews, and the like, since it takes a lot of time and I can only send so many emails in a day. I'm super excited about the blitzes and tours for Damnation's Door and the Cursed series, as well as for  Midnight Sky, the second Dark Sky novel. There are already a bunch of sign ups that anyone with a book blog or love of books can sign up for!

 

 Sign Ups:

 

Review Opportunity for the Cursed series

Book Blitz Sign up for Damnation's Door

Review Opportunity for Crimson Sky and Midnight Sky

 

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I've also got a lot of editing coming my way. The edits for Midnight Sky should be back in the next few weeks (along with the cover!), and I need to prepare the Beta edits for Amber Sky and Smoke Sky, the two prequel novellas for the Dark Sky series. It will be interesting to see how the stories hold up, since I haven't looked at them since I finished my initial drafts last year. 

 

And that's what's going on! I'm really excited to continue with all these projects and improve as an author. Hopefully I can find a way to clear off most of that list! 

 

Cheers!

 

Amy