As promised, I'm back! I'm not nearly as caught up as I had hoped but there's no reason why I can't have a low key week, but today is anything BUT low key. Because today, I have to give a shout-out to an awesome writerly friend who has just released her debut novel!
Available now is Julia King's (no relation) "horrific" love story!
Seventeen-year-old Pierre Rousseaux witnesses a young girl take a near fatal plunge off Pont Neuf Bridge into the freezing water of the River Seine in Paris, France. After diving into the racing river himself, he is able to rescue her from a watery death, but only after her head is bashed into the river wall. Upon reviving her from unconsciousness, Pierre realizes she doesn’t remember her past at all.
The girl struggles to recall anything from before she may have tried to commit suicide, not only once but possibly twice. The few glimpses into her life are discovered through dreams that can only suggest her past was horrific and jaded by intense anger.
Her memories may force her to lose everything she has grown to adore, especially the boy she loves more than anything in the world: Pierre.
The girl, Félicité Moreau, must decide if the life she desires is enough to make things from her past right. Pierre struggles to resolve if Félicité means enough to him that he will fight for her, regardless of her past and despite his own personal demons.
It's so cool seeing your work releases, Julia! best of luck to you. I have to know what all this "horror" is about to it's in my TBR list!
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During my absence, a trailer for Ender's Game has been unleashed, offering a few extra scenes and a greater sense of how the characters will interact with each other. Can't say my position has changed - I'm really stoked for this movie. It's all looking better than I imaged it.
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Lately, I've been more interested in the self publishing arena, namely because I have tons of stories in my head that I would love to write someday AND I have several novels already that I could polish up and self publish them instead of going through the traditional process. I'm testing the waters to see if this is a good path for me, and if anyone has any tips, links, or resources that have been useful to you, I sure would appreciate a comment - with said tips, links, and resources.
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Did you know that WriteOnCon, the free, online writer's conference, is happening this week? It kinda sneaked up on me! I sadly have to bow out of the show this year, but don't let that stop you from checking out this awesome con! Agents will snoop about, so head over!
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Updates: for those of you waiting for the cover reveal of Woven, there has been a delay that we're in the process of trying to sort out now. I really appreciate your patience and I will let you know exactly when that boat is set to sail. Until then, so long as I can set the rest of my affairs in order, I plan to finish my novelette and The Undead Road will resume to its epic conclusion! might take a month, but all good things come to those who see it to the end, right?
Time to sign off for now. Got lots of writing to do. Have an immensely enjoyable week with much success heading your way!
What have you been up to this last week? Doesn't Julia's book sound fascinating? Who's joining me for a midnight screening of Ender?
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