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When you’re evicted by two lovers, why not move to a mysterious island to become a mail order bride? Esperanza DeLuca is in a jam. Nancy, Esperanza’s roommate, decided to move in her husband. The problem is that Nancy would rather be a newlywed without a third wheel hanging around. She gives Esperanza two weeksContinue reading “Free download!”

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The Glorious Installment Welcome to Stanti, a glorious land where commoners are oppressed and a clueless monarchy rules. Enly Saint Claire is fortunate. She attends an elite academy, is the heir to a billion dollar fortune, and is betrothed to the future Lord Regent of the Great Plains. But what she desires most is herContinue reading “Free For A Limited Time”

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Chapter 1 “Lady Saint Claire, can I speak to you for a moment?” Lady Beatrice Cave shouts from the steps of the history building. I wrongfully assumed that everyone was too preoccupied with gathering up their belongings and making dinner plans to bother speaking to me. My heart sinks at the determination that fills herContinue reading “The Glorious Installment Sample”

10 Songs That Inspired My Dystopian Novel (1)

Introduction Love scenes! I have always been challenged in that department. In my earlier drafts, I either went overboard, or the kisses were underwhelming. Since I write for young adults, it is sometimes difficult to find the right level of heat. I was lucky to come across a song that could inspire me. Blurb EnlyContinue reading “10 Songs That Inspired My Dystopian Novel (1)”

10 Songs That Inspired My Dystopian Novel (2)

Introduction When I discover a new musical artist, I usually add their album to my music library. Often times, I will find that another one of their songs inspires me to create a different series. But sometimes, I get extremely lucky! Let me tell you, this is actually pretty rare. My luck sucks, but IContinue reading “10 Songs That Inspired My Dystopian Novel (2)”

10 Songs That Inspired My Dystopian Novel (3)

Introduction Certain songs draw out my creativity. But there are those songs that I attribute only to the project I’m working on. Think of it as a theme song. I found this song while watching an award show. And after I downloaded the song, I played it every time I was about to work onContinue reading “10 Songs That Inspired My Dystopian Novel (3)”

10 Songs That Inspired My Dystopian Novel (4)

Introduction When writing, sometimes it’s difficult to relate to my characters.I know, that is sort of weird to say. But in this case, it was most certainly true. I am a hopeless romantic that would jump at any chance to be with my soulmate. Enly is rational and not easily distracted from her goals. ItContinue reading “10 Songs That Inspired My Dystopian Novel (4)”

10 Songs That Inspired My Dystopian Novel (5)

Introduction I’m not sure when I first encountered this notion. But I was reading an Author’s blog. She expressed that the characters often decided their journey. I learned that lesson the hard way when writing my dystopian novel. Since the cast system idea had been thrown out, I had renamed it “The Glorious Installment.” UntilContinue reading “10 Songs That Inspired My Dystopian Novel (5)”

10 Songs That Inspired My Dystopian Novel (6)

Introduction Sometimes a melody alone can inspire me. The song can be the happiest of songs and will lead me down a dark path. The reverse has happened as well. I was a couple of chapters in on my third draft and needed to add more songs to my play list. My friend was dyingContinue reading “10 Songs That Inspired My Dystopian Novel (6)”

10 Songs That Inspired My Dystopian Novel (7)

Introduction Character development is one of those skills that I use to struggle with when I was in my early twenties. I would often times research different tactics that could help me. I came across a blog by an author. I can’t remember who it was. But the author made a point that has stayedContinue reading “10 Songs That Inspired My Dystopian Novel (7)”