Monday, April 15, 2013

Fallen Warrior

So I thought I'd announce to everyone that I'm beginning edits of Fallen Warrior. FALLEN WARRIOR is the third and last book in the FALLEN trilogy.
Compared to Ember and Obsidian, the Fallen Trilogy hasn't had as much attention, but I hope that with the third book coming out, people will really give it a chance. To encourage that, here's some artwork that has inspired the books. Be prepared for pictures galore.

*Click one of the pictures, if you want to see them all big. 

 This is similar to how I imagine Uldin Keep.

This is part of the metal-works processing that Akadia does. You could think of this as Akadian-red, when I'm always describing the soldier's or city colors.

 I found this after I wrote in Tosch. The black one REALLY looks like him! For those of you that have read the first two books, you'll know Tosch. But he plays an even bigger role in the third book!

This is not really how I imagine chimera for my book to look (not at all, hehe) but I still like the picture. Evil chimera, ftw!

This is Luffie nearly exactly. So lovely.

 Tosch again.
 And again.
 Well, I wonder who this is.
 And perhaps you don't know who this is going to be...

 This is an actually photo from the Island of Yanartas in Turkey. It has FIRE inside of it, just like in the book.

 Lapis Lazuli, the stone Cyric sees in book two.

White Tigers! Byakoans! Haven't met them yet...

 Inspiring a place called Genbu. Won't go there until book three...

 This is a secret. :)
Uldin Keep again.

This is literally nearly every picture that inspired the books. Much of the artwork is from deviantart. Just message me if you would like the name of the artists. The four silver medallions are an important element to the Fallen books that I might write about in a future. But I don't want to give too much away, until everyone's read the third book!

Hope you like the pictures. We'll be announcing the release date soon! Get reading the first two.
And p.s. here's Cyric and Ellia:

They are the two blondes. I assume you can deduce sex... :)

Have a blessed week!

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Dust and Ember $2.99

So, wow. In the last post I told everyone how I hadn't started a word of the third book in the EMBER series, (tentatively named "Dust"). But now a week or two later, I'm pleased to let you all know I'm 30,000 words in! It's very exciting; the story is just taking off! Thank you all for support and prayers. I hope that you all had a wonderful Easter.

For anyone interested to know a little about Dust, here is the setting...





Lol. Not really, I'm just kidding! April Fools!

Heh, heh, heh.

But the picture IS nice right? It's drawn by fallencrypt on deviantart. Check him out.

This is really the place (as any of you who have read Obsidian might have guessed):


But maybe looking a little bit more like this:

If you catch my drift.

I should probably warn anyone uber-interested in ancient history, that this book won't focus on names and dates, so much as feel and environment. I did get a chance to go to "this place" when I was younger, so I hope that the story is true to the country.

And lets see. On top of that, has anyone ever read The Mark of the Lion Trilogy?
It is written by Francine Rivers, she was a well-known romance author at the time she began the story. She wrote it because she had recently become a Christian, and she wanted to share her faith with others. So she told a story about it. Anyways, it's VERY good, and REALLY romantic. I read it when I was 15 and it had a big impact on my life. If you like ancient history, or pretty much if you like just plain reading. Check it out. The set has just gotten new covers:

Finally, I thought for music-lovers, everyone might enjoy the playlist I'm listening to while writing Dust. It's not THE playlist, final, or anything; it's just the songs inspiring me right now while I write.

I hope that you all have a blessed day, whenever it is that you read this.

One final, I guess sort of important, but less exciting note is that EMBER is going to be going up in price. From its current 99 cents to $2.99 like OBSIDIAN. The main reason for this is written about in a prior post. With e-books, 99 cents equals 33 cents. and 2.99 equals 2 bucks, so it's a really big percentage change. I hope you can all still enjoy Ember. It's like 600 pages, so you're still getting a lot of bang for your dollar. If there is a big drop in buyers, I will probably set it back to 99 cents, though. Because I would rather more people got a chance to read it. And please, always let me know if you can't afford the price, and I'll look into getting you a free copy.

EMBER will be available at 99 cents, for the NEXT THREE DAYS, so get it while cheap-er if you're reading this!

Peace be with everyone as we enter into spring, and just remember this is how HE feels about you: