Heretic Priest Release Date Poll – plus **DRAWING** Luke Callindor [fanart]

Currently reading: The Lost Heir by Andi O’Connor

Hello my darlings!

Today is the last day I get to be lazy before it is back to life. I needed this weekend to relax, and now I can’t believe that there is only one month left until freshman year is over with and I am a sophomore. Time flies, man…

In the meantime, the editing for The Heretic Priest goes smoothly and I am going to take my time as much as possible to get everything in order, considering I have given myself until August 1st to get things right. I have been toying with the idea of releasing it early, and since Amazon is going to be my first choice when it comes to publishing I might just choose KDP select on my eBook and see if that helps it at all. Hopefully, the promotion of the sequel will generate further success for the first, etc.

So with that being said, a poll for my readers today…

And before I go, I wanted to share the drawing of the day. It is just a sketch of my vision of Luke Callindor from Charles E. Yallowitz’s book Beginning of a Hero. Hopefully it will put a smile on your face, sir!

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I will talk to you darlings later.

Your most adored,

C.N.F.

The Heretic Priest is finally finished!!

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Hello darlings,

The Heretic Priest is finally finished!! Holy Hera, it only took me two years!! The Hollow Living won’t take nearly that long, but let’s not put the cart before the horse. Heretic Priest can finally move into its editing stages now. The release date might come sooner than I had anticipated, but we will see for certain in the next few months. I am super excited and I can’t wait to start the plot outlines for The Hollow Living.

Time to go pop the champagne. Huzzah!!

Your most adored,

C.N.F.

**COVER** Heretic Priest

Hello darlings,

So as The Heretic Priest reaches its final stage of preparation, I have been working on the cover art, and I thought I would share my progress. I am so excited for this release, you have no idea!

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Is anyone surprised that Pharaun’s hands are perfectly manicured? I sure as hell am not.

At any rate, I hope you are enjoying your Easter / Ostara / Passover weekend! I certainly am.

More later.

Your most adored,

C.N.F.

The Heretic Priest – Pre-Ordering Signed Copies

Hello my darlings,

So here is the deal – The Heretic Priest is set to come out August 1st. Don’t miss this chance for a great deal!

Pre-order between now and July 8th and get it SIGNED by yours truly!

Purchase an eBook copy of The Dragon’s Disciples for just .99 cents on Amazon and get 10% off your pre-order for The Heretic Priest. 

Purchase a paperback copy of The Dragon’s Disciples for just $10.99 on Amazon and get 20% off your pre-order for The Heretic Priest!

How can you order? Go to my CONTACT page and shoot me an email. Be sure to put “Pre-order for The Heretic Priest” in the subject line. Be sure to let me know the number of copies you would like, your name as well as your shipping address, and who to make the signature out to. All payments will be made through PayPal, copies will run about $11.00 (unless one of the aforementioned discounts apply).

It’s going to an epic adventure, so don’t hestitate!

Your most adored,

C.N.F.

Review: “A Brief History of Ladies” by Elizabeth Cook

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

A Brief History of Ladies by Elizabeth Cook is an excellent, excellent novella. I was disappointed that there was not more of it, because the material was very rich, the dialogue smooth, and the humor light.

I am a huge fan (and consequentially very choosy) of historical settings. Cook did not fail to disappoint in any area. Her context was historically accurate, her characters true to their time period, and at the same time it was not dry or dull in any way. In fact, I breezed right through it the first time and had to go back and read it again. Again, I wish there had been a lot more, because I was a huge fan of her writing style. It is difficult to convey a story like hers without things getting stuffy or trite, but she manages to execute it very well.

The biggest issue that I had was that it was a little difficult to follow the plot line. For some reason, towards the middle things started to get a bit murky for me. Some editing and expansion could fix that easily.

All in all, it was a rewarding first novella. And I look forward to reading anything that Cook may continue to write.

Cool New Discovery – eBook Autographs!

Hello my darlings,

So, so, so. Apparently, there is this website called Authorgraph where I can list my eBook(s) and once it is in their directory, you (the reader) can search for it and request that I autograph it! Is that not cool? That is freaking awesome! You should really get me to do it. I am so excited. I want to try it out.

So if you click on THIS LINK then it will take you to where my book is listed and you can just click the button “request authorgraph” and once I sign it, it will be sent directly to your Nook/Kindle/etc (at least through my understanding).

Someone give it a try and let me know how it goes! I am super excited about this. As you can tell. It is almost three in the morning and I need more sleep than I have had.

Your most adored,

C.N.F.

Review for “A Dragon’s Passion” by Sandra Enriquez

dragonspassion Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

To “A Dragon’s Passion”’s credit, it was a fast read. However, I believe that this also worked towards its detriment. The fast pace is due to the sacrifice of other things – such as character depth, rich descriptions, and voice. The writing felt like it lacked personality – and since it was from the first person view this was a bit jarring. I had a really hard time getting into it. I also felt like the dialogue was too forced and simple.

The entire book felt overly simplified, more like a rough draft than a complete idea.

On the whole, it felt like the book was a nice outline for a story – but it needed to be fleshed out considerably. A good choice if you are looking for something light and easy to digest.

I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a non-reciprocal review.

Goodreads Giveaway Possibly

Hello darlings,

So, as The Heretic Priest draws to a close, I am mustering the courage to host a giveaway on Goodreads. I would probably be able to afford about three to five copies, which is what they recommend anyway. But I don’t know if I want to wait and see some more reviews come rolling in first or if I want to just assume that everyone will be scrambling for it upon release.

Lots of goods things have been happening lately. I have an author interview coming up in the very beginning of April, and aside from that I have 10 – 11 great people who have agreed to read and review The Dragon’s Disciples (which is why I’m wondering if I should wait on their reviews to press on). DD is also going to be featured on a couple other sites, and once the features go up I will of course post them here.

I’m just really, really impatient, mostly. That is the worst part about being so long winded. Your books take a year and a day to get through.

I am much more optimistic, however, than I was when I first started. DD has been received very positive feedback thus far, and I am going to be realistic – I don’t expect every review to be glowing, I know some people are not going to enjoy it. … I just kind of hope that everyone who is currently reading it loves it. I hope they love it a lot.

I suppose time will tell …

Your most adored,

C.N.F.

The Next Big Thing

Hello darlings,

I am still not entirely certain how these things work. But I am always flattered when I am nominated and this one looks like fun. So here it goes!

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Thank you to Legends of Windemere for nominating me for this author-specific blog.

The Next Big Thing is part interview and part award, consisting of a series of questions about a writer’s latest work and how it came to be.

What is the working title of your book? The Heretic Priest (the Age of Waking Death #2)

What genre does your book fall under? Epic / gothic fantasy.

What is the one sentence synopsis of your book? The stakes get higher and allies break apart as the gods continue to pit their favourites against each other and watch Dragoloth fall.

Where did you get the idea for your book? When Pharun whirled into the room one day, sat down on my couch and told me that I should write down everything that had been going on in Dragoloth. But … seriously, all I do is write down what the characters tell me.

Who or what inspired you to write this book? As long as there is one other Pharun fangirl in the world, they are what inspires me.

How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?

About a year, perhaps a little over. I keep procrastinating because I’m “too busy” or “uninspired”. Hopefully that can be remedied soon.

What other books would you compare this story with in your genre?

Probably the old Ravenloft novels (shout out if you remember those).

Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?

There are way too many characters for this question. I am going to just hit the main ones.

Pharun – Jared Leto

Shrukian – Gerard Butler

Encarz – Ian McKellen

Olympia – Amy Lee

Felix –  Leonard diCaprio

 Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency? I will publish it through Amazon, but if an agency decides to express interest in picking up the series then I will not shed tears.

What else about your book might pique your reader’s interest?  You get to meet the child of Shrukian and Olympia – so there’s that. This book not only picks up right where the last one left off, but it is going to segue so nicely into some earth-shattering, world shaking drama. There will be blood, there will be sorrow – there will be so much amazing I cannot cram it into one paragraph. You’re just going to have to read it.

Pharun Art- Digital Rendering

Hello my darlings,

It is two in the morning. There is homework I have not done, writing I have yet to do, notes that have not been taken, and emails / messages that have not yet been responded to. But by the gods … Pharun’s portrait has been finished! I got a little lazy with the dragon horns, I will admit. But other than that I really, really like this photo and I HAD TO SHARE IT BY ZEUS.

Yeah, I just didn’t think the black and white sketch did him justice.

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Ok, now I swear I am going to bed.

Your most adored,

C.N.F.