The Paragon is finally here!

Yes! The final book in The Nome Chronicles series launched today and I’m practically giddy. I’ve got a chilled bottle of Moscato waiting and I’m going to celebrate with that and a book. Oh, and chocolate cake. It’s become somewhat of a tradition to have chocolate cake and an alcoholic beverage with the launch of each book. =DFF John The Paragon ebook

Snatch your copy now, while the price is a low $0.99c. The price is that low to celebrate the launch and will go up to $4.99. The Paragon is currently available at Amazon and Google Play but will go live at Barnes & Noble (Nook), Kobo and Apple in a few hours.

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When love turns to hate, is there a way back?

Since her father’s death and the subsequent betrayal, Neith trusts no one. She has learned to be ruthless and will do whatever it takes to defeat anyone in her way. Having once loved Invier only adds to her determination to crush him.

Invier can’t believe the girl he sacrificed so much for wants him dead, and he’s desperate to convince Neith he’s not her enemy. But her threat is not his only concern, nor is she the only one he needs to save. In the end, finding a solution might require him to resort to the very tool he hates—violence—and, he may need to kill the one he loves.

Invier and Neith’s struggles will bring them head to head in a final and deadly showdown as The Nome Chronicles come to a thrilling conclusion in THE PARAGON.

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#writinglessons: Star Trek Beyond

I finally watched Star Trek Beyond and loved it!

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What a great movie. Right amount of laughs, tension, action and heart-racing fear to keep me engaged. Even the bad guy made sense in the end.

So, what did I learn from the movie?

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#writinglessons: Aftermath Season 1 Episode 1

I confess – I watch entirely too much tv. Yes, fine, I’ve said it. *covers face in shame*

To justify the amount of tv I consume, I try my best to learn what I can from shows and figure out how those lessons can be applied to my writing in a positive way.

Does that make any sense? Or am I just trying to make excuses to watch more tv?

Uh … yeah.

So, I watched the first episode (pilot) of Aftermath from Syfy and it left me … wondering.

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When’s the best time of year to publish my book? Pt 2

Last week, I wrote about my approach to determining when I would publish THE PURSUAL. In that post, I noted my review of the top 100 books in the Teen & Young Adult Romance category. I also wrote on the months that were absent of books.

Now, it’s time to follow up with what I did as the next part of my research to answer the question posed above.

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When’s the best time of year to publish my book? Pt 1

This is undoubtedly a question most of us Indie Writers ask at some point in the creative process. From my research, there’s no definite answer. Nevertheless, I felt the need to do some searching for AN answer.

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#WritingLessons from Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens

I love science fiction and watch it religiously.  Luckily, there are quite a few sci fi franchise options to indulge in, one of which is Star Wars.

Recently, I was on an American Airlines flight and got to watch Star Wars VII for a second time. The first time I watched it, the movie was boring to me. I watched it as a regular consumer of creative content but didn’t feel any attachment to the characters or the story.

So, given that experience, I wasn’t interested in a second viewing, but I am so glad I did it because I learned a lot about storytelling from watching the movie again.  And as a novice writer, I’m happy to take good tips from almost anywhere. (I lie. I’ll take ’em from anywhere.)

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