Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Introducing C. Patt - Reign Drops

When I first started the Velesi journey, I knew nothing about the publishing world. I knew The Binding was a story that I enjoyed, loved actually, and I wanted to share it. Not because I completed a manuscript, but because I was so involved in my characters’ lives, who and what they developed into, that I just wanted to introduce them to the world. However, being a novice, I had no clue how to get it out there. I am happy to say that The Binding, along with The Drifting and The Whispering, made it into a few hands, but not without help from a few friends. I'm not talking about people I have known all my life or about family, because no matter what, they will always be my support system. I’m talking about complete strangers who were taking the same journey I was with their own beloved stories: the indie authors.

In our quest to bring to others (somebody, anybody) our creative endeavors that had taken over our lives for a short period of time (because time waits for no author, so we must move onto other stories), somehow along the way, strangers became part of our support team. Our cheerleaders, our counsel and a shoulder to share the hurt and disappointment of a 1 Star review; very few are seldom pleasant.

When I was crushed by my first negative review I reached out to the Poster Girl of self-published authors, Darcy Chan. To my surprise, she recognized a drowning fellow author and threw me a life-line. She wrote, "Write what makes you happy, write for yourself and then for your readers...and grow some tough skin." Wise words.

There have been many others who stuck out their hands when the climb up the literary hill was too daunting. Trust me, there were days when the hill became a mountain. I’ve been encouraged, inspired and moved by the generosity of authors such as Hollie Westring, Paul R. Hewlett, Ariana BrowningLauren SweetLiz SchulteLani Wendt Young, Sieni A.M. and so many others. I believe that the best way of thanking someone is to turn around and help another the same way these lovely authors have helped me in the past.

With that being said, I'd like to introduce new indie author C. Patt. Her new novel REIGN DROPS is now available on Amazon for Kindle for only $0.99. You can go directly to the Amazon page by clicking here




BOOK BLURB:
Dalia never took much stock in the prophecy that surrounded her and her sisters. Generations had come and gone with no change. Sent away to school at a young age, she counted her blessings and worked hard to keep them. When mysterious deaths start occurring in her village, she must return home to help her sisters anyway she can. Caught in the middle as the legend comes to life she must scramble to decide between life and death to save her people.

ENJOY!!


Until next time, good reading to all!

LF

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Ariana Browning - Woohoo!



The wonderfully insatiable and incorrigible Ms. Ariana Browning's new book HOPE OF THE FUTURE is now available and FREE on Amazon for today only!!

Want to read the beginning of HOPE OF THE FUTURE before you get the entire book? Click here.



Here's the link (click here) to take you directly to HOPE OF THE FUTURE Amazon page. Hurry and get your copy today...FREE!

Enjoy!


Until the next time, good reading to all!
LF


Sunday, April 19, 2015

The 7th Relic - Here we go...


So, tomorrow will be here soon enough, and I'll admit...I'm nervous! For over an hour my finger hovered over the send key before I would snatch it away to only see it back at its original position above the keyboard. And just ten seconds ago I let my finger drop. I swear I thought I heard the lid of an iron coffin slam shut with such finality I scared myself.

The 7th Relic will make its debut tomorrow morning on Kindle for $2.99.

I am well aware that I have young readers. So, I'd like to speak to my mom readers (and dad's, too). It's obvious by the Velesi trilogy that my writing is PG, and I'm okay with that. And frankly, compared to most in my genre, so is The 7th Relic. HOWEVER, there is an adult situation in this current book. I ask that you please read it first before handing it over to your teenage and/or younger readers. You won't find any hard, soft, sideways or upside down porn in any of my books. Call me old fashion, but there are things I just believe in, and one of those beliefs is that childrens' curiosity should run its natural course with their parent's guidance and discretion.

And, if you have the time, please leave a review. Good, bad, ugly, a single word or twenty paragraphs, its up to you. I hold no grudges...much...just kidding...not really...okay, I'm going to stop now.

Above all else, let go and have fun!


Until next time, good reading to all!
LF

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

The 7th Relic - Cover Reveal and Release Date


Kelsey Kukal-Keeton with K Keeton Designs has done it again! She did an absolutely beautiful job on the cover for The 7th Relic. Like all her work she has done for me in the past, I am loving this cover. She gave me exactly what I wanted based on a hand-drawn design I sent her and brought it to life. I love, love, love it! I am so looking forward to working with her again on future projects. 

Thank you, Kelsey for the beautiful work, the cover is awesome!


Book Blurb:
The Ranch, an arcane institute for “hired security,” is attacked by Jleroh, the Blue Demon who is after the relic. An orphan, Grace discovers she is the temporary Bearer of the Seventh Relic...by default. She finds herself lost and alone in the Bay Area, chased by a horde of demons called the Skytes. Jleroh's own personal army.

Andrew Teo is called back to retrieve the relic and return it to Kalorii for the Rising of Karas, the Sun God. But when he arrives he finds the Ranch deserted and burned to the ground. As the Bearer of the first six relics he must bring all seven back to his realm or there will be no sun for another millennia. When he discovers that Grace has the relic and is somewhere in the city he and his companions go on a search for the missing carrier.

Andrew is not looking forward to seeing Grace again. For on the road back to Kalorii, Andrew will struggle to keep Grace at arm’s length, despite being in love with her since childhood. As her own feelings for him awaken, she weakens his effort to keep her at bay as time runs out. To save his realm, and maybe himself, the Seventh Relic is not the only thing Andrew needs, but Grace herself.

The fight for the Light will bring them together, but an ancient prophesy will keep them forever apart.

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The 7th Relic will be available April 20, 2015 on Amazon


Until the next time, good reading to all!
LF

Thursday, December 11, 2014

The Drifting/The Whispering @ $0.99



If you've been waiting for The Drifting and The Whispering to go on a sale, this is it! Only a few hours left to get each Kindle version for only $.99! The cost will increase later tonight to $1.99. It will then return to its original price of $2.99 on December 14th. So get your discounted copy today!


Until next time, good reading to all!
LF

Monday, December 8, 2014

The Velesi Trilogy Books


Finally! All 3 books are out in print...it's like a weight off my shoulders - and yet, very excited. Can move on to finishing next book. :)


Until next time, good reading to all!
LF

Friday, December 5, 2014

Have you met Lionel?

Meet Lionel. A precocious boy who like many other boys his age have that one gift they want for Christmas. Take an adventurous trip from Larrystown to the North Pole as Lionel sets out to get the one special gift that he must have. Along the way, meet some amazing friends that help teach Lionel the true meaning of Christmas. A must have stocking stuffer!


Click for direct Amazon page

AMAZON BLUB:
Have you ever wanted something you couldn't have? Meet Lionel, a loveable bully-magnet who desperately wants a new sled and will do anything to get it.This fun Christmas book follows Lionel from Larrystown to the North Pole. His magical Three-Toed-Potbellied Walbaun foot is back and is as unpredictable as ever. Whether Lionel's sledding, ice skating, or in a life-sized gingerbread village, it takes him on some grand adventures. Filled with great Christmas imagery, this book is perfect for young readers and family story time. This 2012 holiday, be careful what you wish for, you never know what might happen!

Check out author Paul R. Hewlett's website and find more books on Lionel, his friends and their many adventures. 

Enjoy the read!


Until next time, good reading to all!
LF



Wednesday, October 29, 2014

I don't like yelling; shouting puts my nerves on end.
I like calmness, I seek it, crave it and although selfish...I covet it.
I like the freshness of green, the serenity of blue and the warmth of brown.
I like the revelation of white, the birth of black and the passion of red.

I don't like any form of rudeness; the abrupt, disrespect, sharp invasion of it.
I like space, enough to spread my arms out and spin until the sky spins with me.
I like the feel of skin, the shell of one's soul, hidden just beneath the surface.
I like the sound of breathing; God's reminder that He is always with me.

I abhor violence, although I have confronted it many times in my past.
I love my family, the pulse of my existence.
I love being loved, making love and having love.
And I love me.


Wednesday, September 10, 2014

The Binding - Free on Amazon Kindle

If you haven't started The Velesi Trilogy yet, now is a great time! The Binding (Book 1) is currently FREE on Amazon Kindle starting today through Sunday (09/10 - 09/14). Get your FREE copy today and enjoy the adventure!  And let me know what you think by leaving a review on Amazon.



Until the next time, good reading to all!
LF

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Excerpt #2: The 7th Relic

The following is an excerpt from The 7th Relic. It is unedited and may change prior to the completed version. Enjoy!






The Contract

I’m unable to speak, so I nod. I drop the piece of charcoal and let the sketch pad slip from my fingers. Andrew catches it before it hits the floor and places it beside him. He takes my hand, fingers smeared black from the charcoal.
“You remember the time you hit me in the face with one of those?” he asks, pointing to the charcoal. A small laugh chokes out of me, and I shake my head no. “Ah, well, maybe it’s because you did it so many times that you’ve forgotten this one particular instance.” I give him a look, letting him know how ridiculous he sounds. “What? You don’t remember those times either? Should I show you the scars?”
“What scars? Stop lying, freak,” I said, breathing out and letting my melancholy mood go with it.
“Ah, there’s the Gracie I know and love,” he says, smiling that insane smile of his that the Six would giggle and act like idiots over. I move my head back to give him a good look. Well…maybe there is something to what they said about him.
“I love you, too, Andrew. And thanks for the clothes and these.” He pulls out a bandanna and starts to wipe at my fingers. “Don’t bother,” I say, trying to pull my hand back. He resists.
“You should be in bed. It’s late and you need to rest for tomorrow. It’s going to be a long day.”
I turn slightly to glance at a sleeping Marcus. I move even closer to Andrew, startling him a little to find me almost cheek to cheek. I whisper, “So, is it serious?”
“Is what serious?” he whispers back. I lean away to glance at Marcus again. Andrew follows my lead, then turns back exasperated. “Oh, that. Yeah, pretty serious.”
“Damn. So, theres nothing I can do to break him away from…what’s her name?”
“Seelah.”
“From this Seelah, chick?”
“Nope.”
“Come on, Andrew, help me.”
“Help you? What do you mean help you?”
“Help me get Marcus before we reach home. I’m guessing that’s where she is, right?”
Andrew shakes his head. “No.”
“No, what? No you won’t help me or no she’s not back home?”
“No, I won’t help you,” he says, staring at the fire.
“Help me damn it, I persist. And if you do, I’ll help you get her.”
He raises a brow. “You’re insane. Besides, I’m not interested in her.”
I lean away, surprised. “But I thought you guys were fighting over her?”
“Marcus was fighting, I was defending. Like you, he’s lost his mind.”
“See,” I say excitedly. “We belong together, we’re both nuts.”
“For god’s sake, Gracie, you don’t belong with Marcus as much as I do with Seelah.”
I pull away, staring at him. Not belong with Marcus? I have never known Andrew to be so hurtful before, and I don’t know why. I sit quietly, staring into the fire feeling suddenly alone. He nudges me, I ignore him. He nudges me again. “Stop it,” I snap. “If you’re not going to help then leave me alone.”
Silence.
He nudges me again.
I turn to him. “Will you stop it?”
“Okay,” he says.
“Okay, what?” I ask, a little suspicious over his change of attitude.
“I’ll help you, on one condition.”
“What?”
“I want a kiss.”
“A kiss? Fine.” I lean over and place a kiss on his cheek.
He shakes his head. “No, not that kind of kiss. I want a passionate kiss.”
I stare at him dumbfounded. “What?”
“That’s my stipulation for helping you. A passionate kiss and lasting…oh, I don’t know, let’s say twelve seconds.” He turns to the fire, leans back on his hands while stretching out his legs, crossing at the ankles. “You don’t have to give it to me now, but until you do, I’m not helping you in any way with Marcus.”
“What?” It sounds as if I’m speaking in slow motion. I shake myself. “Do you know how that sounds, Andrew? That’s…that’s blackmail, you know that, right?”
“Sounds like a contract,” he replies with a shrug.
“I’m not going to kiss you like that,” I whisper harshly. “That’s kind of incestuous, don’t you think? Youre like my brother...disgusting.”
He turns to me. “Well, then its a good thing Im not. Really, Grace, you think kissing would be disgusting? How would you know? He pauses, then adds, But I get it.”
I can’t believe I’m having this conversation with him. “And what’s that suppose to mean?”
“Come on, who are you kidding? Let me ask you this,” he says, lowering to his elbow and leaning in. “I know you’ve never kissed anyone when I was at the Ranch, have you kissed anyone while I was gone? Please. You had it so hard for Marcus you always promised that you’d save yourself for him. I was there, remember? I’m the one who you kept telling that promise to.”
I cringe when I slapped him. Not because I may have hurt him, but that the sound would wake Marcus. I look around for Haro but the old man is nowhere in sight.
“Ouch! What the hell?” Andrew rubs at his shoulder, giving me a sour look.
“You haven’t changed one bit, Andrew. Are you going to help me with Marcus or not?”
“You heard my condition, Gracie. If you want my help, then you’ll have to produce a passionate kiss. And since you have no idea what that is, I’ll let you know when the contract is fulfilled.”
I lean in as soon as I overcome the shock. “Really? And how is it that you’re such an expert on kissing?”
“The Six never complained.”
“What?” I am so stunned that I’m tempted to hit him again, this time on his fat head. “No.”
He leans back, now on both elbows, watching the flames. “Okay, suit yourself. Oh, by the way, Seelah is absolutely beautiful.”
“You’re such an ass.”
He shifts his gaze from the fire to me, a smug look in his eyes. “Yup, just like old times.”



Until next time, good reading to all!
LF