Tuesday, April 19, 2016

New Release! Medieval w/Magical Realism: My Once & Future Love

 When did you first hear about King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table? Probably when you were a child, because the tales have been passed down for centuries. There are hundreds of books and movies, including the upcoming Knights of the Round Table: King Arthur

My favorite Arthurian books include The Once and Future King by T.H. White. And my favorite movie is still Excalibur (who could forget the wedding scene?). I watched that dozens of times when it first came out on HBO. 

We’ve all heard of Sirs Lancelot and Galahad. Some know of Sirs Kay, Bedivere and others. But what if there were some we didn’t know about? I decided to tell their tales and journeys toward love in the Unsung Knights of the Round Table series.

Book #1 is MY ONCE & FUTURE LOVE, a medieval romance with magical realism. Morgan ap Myrddin must rescue his father from imprisonment. But enemies have wounded him, draining his powers.

Annora of Amberton flees her castle to seek proof that she's not a lunatic as her uncle declared when claiming wardship over her and her lands.

He stumbles upon her cottage and enlists her aid. As he helps her in return, undeniable desire sparks. But he won’t succumb to the lure of a mortal woman as his father did. She’s wary of caring for a man who refuses to discuss his past. When he finally tells her he’s a Knight of the Round Table, she fears he’s the lunatic as danger, secrets and destiny thwart the power of love.

I'm working on book #2, featuring a main character in MY&FL. Stay tuned!

Thursday, April 07, 2016

Authors in Bloom!

Hello, and thank you for stopping by! I hope you’re enjoying the Authors in Bloom blog hop. 

I've released three medievals in my Wars of the Roses Brides series. 

And my May release, MY ONCE & FUTURE LOVE, starts a new medieval Arthurian series: Unsung Knights of the Round Table. 

When a lady on the run aids an immortal knight in peril, can love flourish?

As you can see, I take a lot of flower pictures...with my cell phone. My tip is to appreciate and share the results of your gardening efforts with pictures. Choose interesting angles and close-ups that accentuate details and will look great on social media. 

Wide shots of gardens and flower beds usually don't stand out as much as closeups, especially when viewed in small or thumbnail sizes. Also check the background to make sure it's visually appealing and not distracting.

Another idea is to create a calendar using your best shots, via a site such as Vistaprint (which often has discounts up to 50%) and give them as gifts. I've gotten many compliments from family, friends and clients (I'm also an on-camera and voiceover talent).

My favorite flower is the peony, because I love how they look and smell. I need to take some peony pictures! What's your favorite flower and why

I'll be giving away an ebook of AT HIS COMMAND to three people who comment below and leave their contact email so you can be reached if you win. 

And anyone who signs up on my website for my occasional newsletter will receive another entry to win a copy of AT HIS COMMAND.

Other authors participating in the blog hop: