Promoting Creativity – July 2017

This month I had the pleasure to do an interview with an author I worked with through Patchwork Press,  Patricia Thomas. Be sure to check out the links at the bottom of the interview!
1) Tell us a little bit about what you do.
Hmm, what I do. I write books! And take naps! So many naps. I’m currently the author of two novels, though I’m hoping to double that by the end of the year. When I’m not writing, I’m busy worrying that my writing is horrible, binging Netflix (currently obsessed with Dear White People and iZombie) and learning how to cook new recipes.
2) When and why did you start writing?

I started writing because it was getting to the point where I had too many ideas for stories and needed to start getting them out of me to make room for more.
3) Tell us about a project that you are currently working on that has you really excited.
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I’m currently reworking a series I initially published earlier this year, planning to relaunch in September after cleaning it up a bit and getting some AMAZING new covers done (that I am really excited about). It’s a series about what happens to book characters after their stories are over, once they enter an after life and get to start making decisions for themselves instead of someone else writing their story. It’s such a fun world to play around in.
4) What are some of your goals for the future?

I’d love to keep growing and expanding
5) How can we support you?

Keep an eye out for future books! I can’t wait to share them with all of you.
You can follow Patricia Thomas on Twitter and on her Blog.

Turn To Dust and Ashes – Cover Reveal

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By Amy McNulty 

Publisher: Patchwork Press

Publication Date: 09/05/2017

Synopsis: Impassive. Devious. Besieged. Naive. In the ashes of their parents’ cruel sovereignty, four teenagers are left holding the reins with no idea how to lead their peoples to peace and prosperity.

Rohesia, told she is the true heir to Hanaobi, must choose between ruling the duchy in her father’s place and returning with her cousin to seek the throne that is more rightfully hers. Without her father figure, she has little interest in either, but there is no escape from the infamous legacy of her parents on both sides of the sea.

Fastello, left to lead both his father’s people and to seek the rule of the entire duchy, has never had so much responsibility in his life. Grappling with heartbreak the likes of which he’s never experienced, he doesn’t know if he has it in him to try to fill the hole so many people so desperately want him to fill.

Kojiro, adrift in a strange land and emboldened by the actions of the people he met there, is determined to find his courage and free his people from the tyranny of his mother’s reign. However, with her number one foe defeated, the empress of Hanaobi is more unstoppable than ever. 

Tomiko, the perfect daughter to the strict and controlling empress, is sheltered from the reality of the world but eager to discover the truth. Before the war is over, she must decide between fealty to her mother and loyalty to her brother, knowing full well that either way, her family will never be whole again. 

The goals of each of these four young adults are bound to clash—but there’s no escaping their destinies, no matter the destruction left in their paths.

Find on Goodreads. 

Catch up with Fall Far from the Tree, Book One in the series! Find on Goodreads, Amazon, and Barnes & Noble.

Flame By E. Latimer

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Book 2 of Frost Chronicles.

After fleeing a mad Queen and taking shelter with the fire jotun, Megan Walker goes from ice to inferno, as she deals with court politics, hidden enemies and a radical cult determined to make her their goddess. All of this with the ultimate battle looming on the horizon. A prophesied war that Megan may be the deciding factor in, is only weeks away. That is, if she even makes it that long.

June 13th was the release date for Flame. Find it on Amazon,  Barnes & Noble,  and Kobo.

You can also find the first book in this series, Frost on Amazon as well.

As always don’t forget to check out Patchwork Press! 

The Aldar Dominion – by Katherine Bogle

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A new book has just come out from the publishing collective I work for! The Aldar Dominion by Katherine Bogle is currently on sale for $0.99.

Synopsis:  The Aldar Dominion saved the world. Then they damned it.

After solar flares decimated Earth’s population, the alien corporation gave humans a recipe for immortality and hope for the next generation. Cloning and the technology to transport consciousness from one body to another saved the human race from extinction. But the value of human life plummeted.

In an age when animal conservation no longer exists, Selene smuggles animals to safety. While fleeing Dominion drones during a mission gone wrong, Selene suffers a debilitating head injury. The pain unlocks memories from twenty lost years: stark labs and human experiments. These nightmares could hold the key to why natural-born human children are disappearing. But worse—they reveal a sinister plot centuries in the making.

Can Selene decipher her dreams in time to avoid enslavement to the aliens? Or will she witness the end of the human race?

Read the first book in the Dominion Rising series to find out!

Find The Aldar Dominion on: Amazon, Kobo, Ibooks, or Barnes and Noble.

Don’t forget to check out the Patchwork Press website as well, and stay tuned for more releases to come!

Patchwork Press Cover Reveal – Savages

Savages Synopsis: 

Ten years before Queen Kadia decimated the six kingdoms of Warshard, her interest lay in the unborn child of a Seaburn savage.

Daughter of Chief Ruin, Breen is one of the most fearsome warriors in the Southern Delica Tribe, but nothing can stop the Emperor from reaping the Savage Lands for soldiers. When her village is attacked, Breen is taken from her home and her family to the Seaburn Academy, where southern savages are broken and chained into a life of service to the Empire. Through the beatings and torture, Drakkone, one of the few Seaburn-born soldiers, brings solace to her days and gives her hope for the future. Once freed of the Academy dungeons, Breen is sentenced to daily training between her plots for escape. But one night of unexpected passion turns into a problem bigger than either of them could have imagined. Breen and Drakkone must risk capture and flee the city or death might be a blessing compared to eternal imprisonment.

Savages, the long awaited sequel to Haven, will be released April 4th, and is now available for pre-order at any of these websites: Amazon, Kobo, and Barnes and Noble

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Find it on Goodreads. 

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End of February Wrap-Up

I just now realized today was March 1st. I had another post all ready and waiting to be posted when it struck me that I should be writing a wrap-up post instead. *sigh* I’m really not sure where my brain has been these last few days.  But anyway, here’s what I was up to last month!

Reading: I made it to 51 books last month. Which puts me 19 books ahead of my overall goal, but actually 8 books behind what I was hoping to be at by now. Also apparently I forgot to write a goals post for last month…

I read 24 books in February.

Writing: February was a pretty great month for writing. I worked on a lot of different things so here’s the short version.

  •  Personal Writing: This month Grant and I worked on writing one flash fiction story a week, the total ended up being over 3000 words and one of the stories I hope to be publishing soon.   The story is called Miracle and I’m really excited to share it with you all.
  • Magazine: I started my own magazine last month! We’ve already had a few submissions, but we’d love to have more. The deadline for the first episode is coming soon! So please check out the website.
  • Internship: I was also editing for my Patchwork Press internship.  I worked with an up and coming author, her book will hopefully be coming out soon! So stay tuned for more updates on that.