Everdal Update #4…

Update #4 February 27, 2021

WORKING TITLE: Everdal
GENRE: YA/NA Fantasy
Status: Writing First Draft
Days in current Status: 34
Days of actual writing: 10
Current Word Count: 26,519
Current Chapter Count Complete: 14
NEXT STEPS: Complete first draft - Estimated completion date: 3/31/2021

I’m not going to lie, I didn’t get nearly as much done as I had hoped I would since the last update, but the crazy winter storm that hit the Texas, Alabama, Georgia, and who knows were else kind of made it hard. My family and I went to California for a four day weekend and ended up getting stuck in San Diego for a full week, unable to get a flight home. I wrote a total of ZERO WORDS while I was gone. I decided the enjoy the family time instead of worrying about my word count. But, I am back on track and I am still aiming for March 31st as a first draft due date. Keep me in your prayers.

In the meantime, check out the fun photos from my trip!


The Beast Within Blog Tour STARTS TODAY!!!

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Below are direct hyperlinks to the tour blogs, just click on the link to open them. Tour posts will be up no later than 9:00pm CST on the date scheduled.

February 22nd

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February 26th

March 1st

March 2nd

March 3rd

March 4th

March 5th

March 7th

I’m Into Books

March 8th

Books a Plenty Book Reviews

March 9th

The Faerie Review  – REVIEW

March 10th

Writing Dreams

March 11th

Drako’s Den

March 12th

I Smell Sheep  – GUEST POST

Anna del C. Dye official page

March 15th

Books all things paranormal and romance

#BRVL Book Review Virginia Lee Blog

March 16th

Insane Books

March 17th

Books, Authors, Blogs   

March 18th

I Read What You Write  – REVIEW + GUEST POST

March 19th

Girl with Pen

Lady Hawkeye

March 22nd

Inside the Insanity – GUEST POST

4covert2overt ☼ A Place In The Spotlight ☼ – GUEST POST

March 23rd

Momma Says: To Read or Not to Read  

March 24th

Stormy Nights Reviewing & Bloggin’     

❧Defining Ways❧

March 25th

Sylv.net   

Chapters through life

March 26th

The Bookshelf Fairy

March 27th

A Wonderful World of Words  – GUEST POST

March 28th

The Faerie Review

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March 29th

Twisted Book Ramblings

March 30th

The Scratching Post

Vamplit

March 31st

Sapphyria’s Book Reviews

Teatime and Books   

April 1st

eBook Addicts

The Sexy Nerd ‘Revue’

April 2nd

Westveil Publishing   – REVIEW

Valerie Ullmer | Romance Author

Thank you to Silver Dagger Book Tours and all the amazing tour hosts that are participating and sharing The Beast Within!

K.M. Smith ~ Author Interview

For Kristy Smith, writing is her passion and writing about vampires gets her blood flowin’. Growing up in Michigan and spending time in several parts of the world has provided her with unique perspectives and innumerable opportunities for storytelling.

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Turning Point – Adam is the resident vampire in a small college town in Michigan. It’s the same scenario every night: wander campus, snag a co-ed for dinner, get home before dawn. Rinse. Repeat–until an irresistible new professor appears. From the shadows, he follows her every footstep, lurking, until he witnesses a tragic accident. As life drains from the object of his desire, he is faced with an impossible choice: Should he intervene or not?

22 years later, Alice Peterson is well on her way to graduating from college. Her life and goals are set, and her future is bright. But Alice meets Adam and a tempestuous wind portends a different fate. Thrust into a world she thought to be fictitious, Alice must rely on wit, cunning and newfound powers if she hopes to survive. Adam will do what he must to keep Alice from learning too much about her past, including the unthinkable.

No good deed goes unpunished as familial bonds are pushed to their limit and new relationships are tested. Filled with action and bloodlust-fueled drama, read on to unlock the mystery when Alice reaches her Turning Point.


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Everdal Update #3…

Update #3 February 11, 2021

WORKING TITLE: Everdal
GENRE: YA/NA Fantasy
Status: Writing First Draft
Days in current Status: 17
Current Word Count: 22,755
Current Chapter Count Complete: 13.5
NEXT STEPS: Complete first draft - Estimated completion date: 3/31/2021

This week was a slow week. I was only able to write 2 days since my last update. My goal short term goal: reach 25,000 words by Wednesday, February 17th. Wish me luck!!! 
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Meet Ethan Knight…

Celeste had known Ethan since the 3rd grade when his family moved in down the road. However, it wasn’t until the eleventh grade that they became real friends. It wasn’t until their senior year, when her world was about to turn upside down, that they finally expressed how they felt about each other.

Will it be to late?


Douglas Ford ~ Author Interview

Douglas Ford is the author of the recent collection of weird fiction, Ape in the Ring. His short stories have appeared in such venues as Dark Moon Digest, Tales to Terrify, Weird City, as well as The Best Hardcore Horror, Volumes 3 and 4.

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APE IN THE RING – From the author of The Reattachment comes a frightening and twisted collection of stories that demonstrates Douglas Ford’s imagination at its best.

In these stories, a woman uncovers the buried memory of how she once disappeared inside the house of a murderer; a father waits and waits for his son to come out of a playground structure, unprepared for what finally does emerge; a group of foster children play an unconventional form of divination while protecting a secret together; the closet of a hotel room hides an unspeakable voyeur; and in the title story, a carnival offers ritualized combat with something that may or not be an ape.

Douglas Ford wields language like a sinister surgeon with a night-black scalpel. These stories cut down to the bone, exposing the darkness that lies just beneath the surface of our everyday world. This collection is a midnight carnival of dark wonders, terrifying and fascinating in equal measure.
–Bram Stoker Award-Winning Author, Tim Waggoner

Ape in the Ring and Other Tales of the Macabre and Uncanny is a must have collection for every horror library. Douglas Ford crafts stories that are disturbing, dripping with atmosphere, and claustrophobically frightening. You will be thinking about this book long after you have set it down.
-Bram Stoker Award-Winning Author, Owl Goingback


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Everdal Update #2…

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Update #2 February 3, 2021

WORKING TITLE: Everdal
GENRE: YA/NA Fantasy
Status: Writing First Draft
Days in current Status: 8
Current Word Count: 18,670 (Average of 2,333.75 words per day)
Current Chapter Count Complete: 11
NEXT STEPS: Complete first draft - Estimated completion date: 3/31/2021

Celeste, Sydney, and Ellah have been best friends since 3rd grade. Boys have never come between them, but can their friendship remain when they are pulled worlds apart?


Kelly S. Marsden ~ Author Interview

Kelly Marsden is a Yorkshire author who writes fantasy stories. Her first book, The Shadow Rises (Witch-Hunter #1), was published in January 2013 and she now has several successful series under her belt.

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With Midwinter just around the corner, Mark’s Nanna decides that it is time he learnt more about his family heritage. Learning witchcraft shouldn’t be too difficult, right? Balancing school, magic, and the distractions of the gorgeous new guy, should make this a very interesting winter.


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The Light Catcher Murders by Jo Cassie McRae #giveaway

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Jo Cassie McRae is a native Texan who has lived near Austin on the edge of the Texas Hill country for over 30 years. In addition to writing, McRae loves to read, garden, and cook. Like Kate Atherton (The Light Catcher Murders), McRae’s bookshelves overflow with history books, biographies, historical fiction, and mystery novels. Unlike Kate, McRae does not have a mysterious, secret former career, having worked instead as a rather ordinary legal assistant at an Austin law firm.

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The Light Catcher Murders (Kate Atherton Mysteries Book 1) by Jo Cassie McRae ~ Genre: Cozy Mystery

Kate Atherton’s idyllic retirement is going well…if you don’t count the two murders, the mysterious drone, and her photographer friend who manages to poke a hornet’s nest of criminal activity, that is.

Nestled in the scenic Texas Hill Country, the cozy town of Wheaton Creek seemed to Kate Atherton an idyllic place to escape the world’s harsh realities. And then there was the first murder.

Kate once enjoyed a long, successful career with a specialized, highly secret federal intelligence agency. Crises in both her personal and professional life drove her to early retirement and, ultimately, to Wheaton Creek, the perfect place for her and her former-military husband to escape what had come to feel like a world made up of wars, hatred, fear, and untimely death. And, at first, the escape was all Kate had hoped for. Then murder came to Wheaton Creek—a crime that a corrupt county sheriff seems determined to pin on Kate’s photographer friend, Lucy Celek.

Lucy’s work has been chosen to appear at a prestigious photography festival, a festival that could take her from amateur to professional standing. All goes well until the gallery displaying her work is broken into, and one of Lucy’s photographs is vandalized. A week later, the man Lucy suspected of destroying her photograph—a fellow photographer who was angry that his own work was not chosen by the festival committee—is murdered. Faced with a sheriff who shows little interest in expanding his list of suspects beyond Lucy, Kate feels she must dust off her puzzle-solving skills to find the real killer. Murder is just the beginning, though, as Kate’s amateur sleuthing begins to reveal a tangled web of crimes that go beyond anything she could have imagined.

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Austin discovered, at the young age of ten, that fairies aren’t exactly what the fairytales made them out to be and that blood tastes a lot like honey. Now, as an adult, he struggles to balance his public life with the one he’s so desperate to keep hidden. After a deadly camping trip and an unexpected connection, Austin tries to change his ways. Will he be able to keep his secret or will his world come undone? In this exciting interactive adventure, the body count is up to you. Are you ready?

Nina Soden, author of the Blood Angel Series and the SECTOR C Series, is an indie-author who specializes in urban fantasy. With her newest novel she takes readers on an interactive adventure like nothing they’ve ever read before. She is excited to be stepping out of the Young Adult genre with this novel, but warns readers there are some violent and graphic scenes, but nothing she wasn’t comfortable with her mother reading.



Liane Carmen ~ Author Interview

Meet Liane Carmen, author of the Investigation Duo Series. Like most authors, Liane hopes that her readers will vouch for her if her Google search history ever comes into question!

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Buried secrets can be deadly.

Becky Morgan has a life most women would envy until a car accident lands her in the hospital. She insists she’s fine, but it quickly becomes clear she’s changed. She’s forgetful, paranoid, short-tempered. Her husband wants to write off her change in personality to the IVF hormones she’s taking in an attempt to get pregnant.

Becky’s best friend, Jules Dalton, is a gorgeous, single woman, with a habit of sabotaging relationships. When Jules loses the man who could have been “the one,” she confronts the realization that being adopted at birth is contributing to her trust issues. She’s obsessed with finding out why she was given up and turns to DNA testing in hopes her matches will lead to her birth parents.

As Jules dives into her DNA results, Becky’s life soon becomes one she doesn’t recognize. Those closest to her are accusing her of things she simply can’t explain or remember. She’s terrified of losing everything: her career, her marriage, and her dream of becoming a mother.

Desperate to put the pieces of her shattered life back together, Becky needs her best friend more than ever. What she doesn’t realize is that Jules knows something that could explain everything away.

Becky has a dark past she’s unaware of. A darkness that’s coming for her.

It could also get her killed.

As a young girl, Donna Thomas tragically lost her mother and sibling. Her wealthy father has been emotionally absent ever since. As an adult, he refused to help, insisting she had to find her own way in life. When he dies, Donna’s convinced this is her chance to get what she deserves. After all, there is no other family.

But then his will deals her an unexpected blow. The estate is to be shared, not only with a mysterious stranger, but also a half-sister Donna didn’t know existed. It’s bad enough she has to share her father’s money, but his last words stipulate she doesn’t get a penny of her inheritance until she locates her half-sister.

Angry and bitter, Donna turns to Becky and Jules who’ve just opened the doors of their new detective agency. Having solved family mysteries of their own, they’re now ready to help others. As they follow the trail Donna’s father left behind, it becomes clear someone else is on the hunt as well. One accidental death in their path could be coincidental, but when it looks like the mystery beneficiary has been murdered, they don’t know who to trust.

As Becky and Jules scramble to find the connection behind Donna’s father and the murdered stranger, they worry time is running out. If they want to find Donna’s half-sister alive, they had better find her fast, because someone else seems to be one sinister step ahead of them—they want what’s theirs, and they’re prepared to kill anyone who gets in their way.


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