Friday, April 27, 2012

Cover Love, Redesign, & Updates

Former Blog Template
     Let's start with the obvious shall we? I redesigned my blog! Woohoo! I love blog redesigns. It's always fun to look at new and shiny things. Personally, I love working on my blog. Any excuse I get I'll be on here making new images or editing HTML. No, I'm not an expert at it but I do love to learn more. 
One Of My First Ever Templates
     This blog redesign was fun and then not fun and then fun again lol. I gotta be honest. It also went through many many stages. My original background looks nothing like what you see here. I have been working on this redesign for sometime. If you follow my Twitter you may have seen tweets linking to the fake blog that I set up to test backgrounds.
      The reason I decided to redesign is basically the same reason I redesigned the last time, I wanted something more compatible with the books that I plan to publish. While I loved the fantasy feel of my former template, it wasn't easily customized. When I get my first real book cover I want to be able to feature it on my blog in some way. So I've been working on a blog that just might do that for me. Here it is and I think I'm pretty happy with it. What do you think? Don't be surprised if it changes again though. At the very least, expect tweaks-- always expect tweaks :-)

Mini Update

     Ok, Lets get this update out of the way. You may of noticed that I haven't been posting as much on my YouTube channel. That's basically because I've been writing. My kickstarter campaign has stalled out at $518 and I don't expect to get my funding. That's ok, but I still need to write. Since I hadn't planned on starting up my giveaways again until after May 5th, I'm taking this chance to focus on writing. I've mostly been working on a stand alone novel that isn't yet titled. You can find a link to it by clicking my "My Books" tab above. Don't worry Exaulta Fans, I'll turn my attention back to Exaulta very soon. 

Cover Love

      Ok, now onto the really fun stuff! I read ENCLAVE by Ann Aguirre last year and just loved it! It's easily one of my favorite books. At least number one or two. Which, of course, makes it a Cutie's Pick. All this time I have been dieing to read the sequel, OUTPOST. I can't believe they're making us wait so long to see

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Glamorous Illusions by Lisa T. Bergren Book Trailer

Book Synopsis:
When Cora Kensington learns she is the illegitimate daughter of a copper king, her life changes forever. Even as she explores Europe with her new family, she discovers that the most valuable journey is within. The first book in the Grand Tour series takes you from the farms of Montana through England and France on an adventure of forgiveness, spiritual awakening, and self-discovery.


Also by Lisa T. Bergren: Waterfall/Cascade



Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Amazing Fan Art


     For me one of the best things about writing a book is seeing people get excited about what I've created. Not the kind of excitement that your mother shows because she loves you. I'm talking about the kind of excitement you get from people you've never met, who go out of their way to send you an adoring email or better yet-- create fan art. Fan art is something that I bet every author dreams of someone creating for them someday. I know I have. 
     So when I got a message on Goodreads from a fan saying that he was creating fan art for Exaulta, I was way too thrilled. I told everyone at work and I had no idea if it was going to be good art or not. I didn't even care if it was stick drawings! Someone doing this for my book makes my heart swell beyond the space of my chest. 
     Then I saw the actual art. Blown away. It's beautiful. Wow. I won't lie, I teared up when I saw it. Someone made that because they are so excited for Exaulta. This is why I do this. For the people who love my characters as much as I do. 
     I'd like to give a special thanks to Sabore for making this. You are amazing. This is going into my permanent collection and I will cherish it forever. Thank you.
     Sabore also made a post on deviantART where he talked a bit about Exaulta. CLICK HERE TO SEE. Please feel free to check that out. 

And finally, here is his amazing artwork.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Jumbo BOOK HAUL

This book haul contains all ARCs. Lots of really exciting books coming out very soon. 

The Publish EXAULTA Campaign is currently at $413. There is still one more signed copy up for grabs to anyone who pledges next. Any amount will get you that copy. Good Luck! PLEDGE HERE.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

A Special Giveaway

     In this video I announce the winner of the Oldsoul Giveaway and I came up with a new way to generate pledges for my kickstarter campaign AND give you guys a giveaway to hold you over. Having posted this video earlier today, I can say that it was a huge success. I gave away my first signed copy of Exaulta within an hour or so of posting the video and a second one by the end of the night. I'm hoping to do this again next week. Maybe I'll offer 5 copies instead of just two. Thanks to everyone who pledged! You guys rock!



Saturday, April 7, 2012

GIGANTIC Book Haul!






Enjoy!





Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Astarte's Wrath Cover Reveal

My first ever cover reveal!
Book Synopsis: A Kythan Guardians Novella

Two thousand years before Dez Harkly developed her secret powers, Kythan Astarte vowed to free the Kythans from the binds that enslaved them to the Egyptian pharaohs and sorcerers. Discover the prophecy that originated from a very different time, and spans generations to link two very different girls...This is the beginning.

Set against the backdrop of the Battle of Actium, in the city of Alexandria, Star struggles with her guardian duties as her feelings for the newly named pharaoh of Egypt grow deeper. Not only is Caesarian her duty, he’s the son of Cleopatra, and he’s…human. All of which makes their love forbidden.

But when a conspiracy linked to Caesar, Caesarian’s own father, creeps its ways into Alexandria, Star must choose between helping her fellow Kythans free themselves of their servitude, or protecting her charge—the last pharaoh—while Egypt burns around her.

Trains, Hunger Games, & I Scared Myself!

     

     A vlog in which I talk about many things. You get to hear a train try and drown me out and I scared the crap out of myself. I'm told it was quite funny to watch. Enjoy.