This month, I didn’t do much writing, editing, or much of anything book related. Part of that is due to the fact that my son has been on spring break and I knew I wouldn’t have an opportunity to work through the week. Because of that, I didn’t want to have to pause midway through. I’m not a fan of taking breaks during projects, rather, I like to take breaks between them, if necessary.
However, I did complete another month of these prompts, which I am still pleased about. Despite falling a bit behind and sharing my responses either really late in the day or the following morning, it was still fun to complete.
I’m pleased to see that the lovely hosts are doing another month for April. I’m once again planning on continuing.
Creatures from Egyptian Mythology such as: Animal guardians/gatekeepers between realms — often confused as familiars; can also be Gods (Bugs the cat) Goddesses, & Demigods (introduced in Stronger Than Blood) and more…
My current WIP is Enduring The Flames, which is in the editing stages. It contains most of the above, plus a couple new things (one of which has only ever been mentioned in the past) — but I can’t reveal them now due to it being a big spoiler. You’ll have to wait to find out what that is.
Just prior to the start of Just Breathe — Aisling loses her grandmother, leaving only Angela to help pick up the pieces. Soon after, Connor, then Shadow and Liam — the list keeps growing as the series evolves.
In Home — Angela is fiercely independent, relying only on herself. Except when it comes to Aisling. Salvatore’s entrance into her life changes that.
By necessity, Marcy took care of herself & her family prior to the start of Stronger Than Blood. That’s all changes quickly and she’s forced to take charge, leading the remnants of her family to safety. To Liam.
Zoe learned some hard lessons in her life — some of her own wrongdoing and inability to let herself rely on anyone — and she was ready to die to make it all right. Second chances don’t come easy, and learning to rely on others in Enduring The Flames isn’t going to be easy.
Power crackled in the air around her, as if it was electrified in her presence. Just like I was.
Words couldn’t do her beauty justice. Impossibly long lashes surrounded the bluest eyes I ever saw. Her hair was long and curly. A brown that was naturally highlighted, reddened a little from the sun. I wanted to touch them, feel them against my skin. Between my fingers. Just like my fingers itched to touch her flawless skin. Everywhere. Most of all, when she licked her lips, I wanted to taste them more than anything I ever wanted in my life.
It didn’t matter that her magic was different. It made her more real to me, like she was a dream come true. I was drawn to her far beyond an obligation to the woman that saved my life. Beyond what Aisling was. It was her. The woman. And Jade’s granddaughter needed me.
So SO late, but my Feature Friday goes to the lovely Dasha Tryon Wallace of @Dasha_Wallace on Twitter. Though I haven’t had the chance to read Isabella And The Beast, I’m definitely looking forward to it. Also, she’s such a big cheerleader there. It wouldn’t feel right to not include her.
All of my MCs have their own strengths (literally and figuratively), but among them, self-doubt is usually the culprit in terms of weaknesses. In the end, though, they always do what needs to be done. And I suppose that’s what really counts.
Edit Enduring The Flames, starring a special couple that’s been a LONG time coming (Zoe & Vlad) — keep an eye out for the cover reveal in April!
Develop & write an anthology trilogy, covering some significant historical events in the Earthen universe. I’ve mentioned before here and here, but only briefly — and I didn’t yet know how many installments there would be. As of right now, it’s limited to three books:
Forged By Iron And Bone (before the Earthens were killed) Ruined By Embers And Ash (during the Earthen purge) Cursed By Blood And Tears (the world after their loss)
When we meet Aisling in Just Breathe, we don’t know her history. But as the story unfolds, more and more we see how she tends to apologize.
And for practically everything.
I know a lot of people have issues with that, but honestly, as someone that deals with C-PTSD — I understand why she does it. It takes a lot to break that habit, and it’s not always permanent. I don’t blame her for that habit. It was a defense mechanism growing up as she tried to appease her step-father and his wrath — a learned behavior as she grew up.