Meet Katy Huth Jones

This week we’re getting to know Katy Huth Jones, author of the He Who Finds Mercy series, beginning with Mercy’s Prince, and many other fantasy novels. With dragons, monsters, magic, and more, fans of classic fantasy will love her books.

As second son of the King of Levathia, seventeen-year-old Valerian desires the quiet life of a scholarly monk. But when he fails to save his older brother in battle, Valerian must instead become crown prince.

While a traitorous knight schemes against him, Valerian meets Mercy, a pacifist Healer with whom he can speak mind-to-mind like the great dragons. Their bond emboldens Valerian to seek out the legendary dragons and ask for their help against the monsters who killed his brother. 

Can Valerian survive the traitor’s assassins long enough to find the dragons? And if he does, can he convince them to lay aside their hatred of humans and help him save the land from destruction? Continue reading “Meet Katy Huth Jones”

Ivy saves Moos from a bad decision

Moos is yelling at me for taking credit for her decision, but it’s the truth. Without me, she would be in a serious pickle right now. (I still don’t understand that phrase, by the way, but Moos says it makes more sense than “in a vine.”)

Anyway, a few days ago, a publishing house contacted Moos through her website about submitting her writing to their new anthology series. Just like all new writers, she got super excited. A publishing house! Contacting her!

I did NOT get super excited, Ivy, and you know it!

Uh huh. You just don’t want to look like an amateur. Every writer gets excited. They can’t help it.

*grumbling* Continue reading “Ivy saves Moos from a bad decision”

Meet Carissa Andrews

This week I’m introducing you all to Carissa Andrews, author of the riveting dystopian YA series, The Pendomus Chronicles. All three books; Pendomus, Polarities, and Revolutions, are available now. If you love action packed stories about strong, complicated characters fighting against impossible odds, you’ll love these books.

A secret hidden in plain sight. A devastating attack. And a world hanging in the balance.

There are a lot of things I wish I’d known earlier—but three top my “wow, she was naïve” list.

First—there are others on Pendomus.

Second—a prophecy is in motion & I hold the key to the survival of literally everything.

Third—I’m being hunted by a madman who is desperately trying to wipe me from existence.

So yeah, no pressure. Continue reading “Meet Carissa Andrews”

Moos makes Ivy talk about Passive Voice

I was going to give you another update on Moos’s week, but she’s gotten distracted by writing craft debates again. I’d normally tell her less arguing more writing, but when she gets like this it’s best to let her get it out of her system.

Which means I get to transcribe her thoughts on passive voice today (with my own delightful commentary, of course). She wants me to get all technical with color coded explanations about subjects, and objects, and verbs; but no one’s got time for that headache. If you want the complicated version, you’ll have to tell me in the comments. I’ll try not to hate you for it.

Here’s the simple version: Continue reading “Moos makes Ivy talk about Passive Voice”

Meet Gina Dewink

This week we’re getting to know Gina Dewink, the author of the novel, Time In My Pocket. It’s difficult to categorize this amazing novel, but that certainly doesn’t detract from its superb quality. A bit of fantasy, a bit of historical fiction, with a hint of women’s fiction. If you’re a mom bookworm, you’ll love Time In My Pocket.

She woke up in 1947…in someone else’s body.

When a sarcastic mother of two is offered the chance to go back in time through an antique locket’s mirror, she is told she must look past herself. But when she does, she escapes the confines of her (imagined) domestic prison and comes face-to-face with the reality of life in the 1940’s – glamour, communism, smallpox and all. Now she must find a way to return to life before falling through the mirror. Humor, history and sci fi coalesce in this breakout novel, TIME IN MY POCKET. Continue reading “Meet Gina Dewink”

Ivy driving the train, as usual

Well, mortals, this week has been another roller coaster, but we’re on our way up, so Moos is feeling good about it right now.

While she scraped out more writing time than last week, her characters were being whiny. Tough things had to happen and they were digging in their heels, so I sat them down and gave them a pep talk. They’re cooperating much better now thanks to me and her fabulous Critique Partner (Krystle at Seriously, without all you wonderful writers out there in the Twitter world, Moos would be a train wreck and I’d be hanging on for dear life. Many thanks from the pixie muse.

Moos also had an epiphany this week! Granted it’s an epiphany I had a long time ago, but she gets a pat on the back anyway. Continue reading “Ivy driving the train, as usual”

Meet Joseph Malik

This week we’re getting to know Joseph Malik, author of the unique fantasy novel, Dragon’s Trail, the first book in the Outworlders series. It’s difficult to compare this book to others as it’s so unique, but it’s got all the intrigue and suspense you’d find in a James Bond film, wrapped up in an intricate and complex fantasy world to rival any Brandon Sanderson novel.

“I didn’t come here to sell my soul. I came here to buy it back.”

Once dubbed “The Deadliest Man Alive,” Jarrod Torrealday is a former Olympic saber hopeful and medieval weapons expert banned from competition for killing another fencer in a duel. Despondent, volatile, alcoholic, yet still one of the greatest swordsmen alive, he now works for third-rate fantasy films as a technical consultant and stuntman.

When Jarrod accepts the gig of a lifetime from a sorcerer looking for a hero, he finds himself facing an invading army in a world inhabited by creatures from Earth’s mythical past. He soon learns that the enemy mastermind is also from Earth, and has laid the foundations for a new kind of war. Continue reading “Meet Joseph Malik”