In May, I published the fourth book in The Legends of the White Wolf Series, The Prodigal Son. The Legend series will continue with book 5, Drake’s Desire, which will be out by the end of the year, hopefully.
The Legend has taken on a life of its own with several spin off series the newest of which will be Southwest Illinois Pack. The first of this new series will be Falling Rain and I hope to see it published by the end of this month.
Laurel is sad and lonely since she met Rain. She thought it was something special but she’ll admit she doesn’t understand males especially wolves.
Rain has been trying to reach Laurel but it seems she has frozen him out. His calls aren’t answered and the emails that come back to him are cold and business like. Is it a case of out of sight out of mind?
It seems there are forces at work that don’t want them together and danger lurks around every corner. Can they fight through all the trouble that heads their way and defeat it? Can they overcome the others that would change them and claim them? Are they really true mates or just infatuated? Come along for the ride as their story takes twists and turns that surprise even Rain and Laurel.
Graphic sex for mature readers only. M/M M/F M/F/M
I have had several people wonder about the numbering on the Planet amazon books. Book I was published originally as one very long book. Some thought the book was too long. I noticed some formatting mistakes and decided to look at this as an opportunity instead of a problem. I corrected the mistakes that I was aware of and divided the book into Part 1 and Part 2. Since this was my first published book, I decided to make Part 1 free so that readers would get the chance to decide if they liked the series without risking their hard earned money. I know that when I read a book that I don’t enjoy, I don’t resent my wasted time nearly as much as when I feel like I wasted my money too. I rarely make that mistake since I have learned to use the free sampling option most books now have. I find that by the time the free sample ends, I have a very good idea of what the book is about and what the writer’s style is like.
There are currently three Planet Amazon stories with a total of four books and I do intend to write more though it will be some time before the fourth one is published. Questions, comments, and suggestions are always welcome and can be posted on this blog or my facebook page at the following link- https://www.facebook.com/pages/Crystal-Dawn/378841472210002 I also check reviews regularly to see what readers like and what can be improved. I thank everyone that reads my book because there’s no point in writing if no one’s reading it.
Planet Amazon III has just made its presence known on Smashwords. It is a continuation of the series taking up where Planet Amazon II left off. It introduces new characters, new elements, as well as planets Andrea has never even heard of.
Planet Amazon II Gemini Galaxy and beyond
*Note: It is recommended the series be read in order.
Planet Amazon III, Gemini Galaxy and Beyond picks up following Andrea where we left her in Planet Amazon II. She is about to embark on a historic journey further then she has ever been and further than she even expects to go. She will uncover some of the secrets of ancient Earth, legendary beings, and find herself caught up in a war between two kingdoms. When she is captured as an enemy soldier, what will her fate be? Will she find herself torn between a prince and a king or will those she loves find a way to free her?
Andrea finds herself once again dealing with new situations and the men not only of Gemini Galaxy but also of nearby galaxies. In the end, she wonders if the men and the situations are really all that different after all.
The following link will take you to another adventure.
I am an avid reader. Sure I have certain genres I prefer, but I explore books of all kinds from time to time. My choices in the genres I write in are the same. I wouldn’t say there is any genre that I would never write in, only certain ones that I prefer. I have found some of my favorite books in genres I didn’t think I would enjoy because when I find a writer I really like I often work my way through everything I find written by them. I have found that most books by the same author will have elements in common. Humor, suspense, character descriptions, and other elements are often handled in a similar fashion in everything an author writes. It is an expression of their personal style which is a large part of why they appeal to us. Love a writer and hate waiting for that next book in a series you are currently following? Try checking out their other books to see if you like them too even if they are not in your preferred genre. Many writers have a variety of genres they write in. The free sample many ebooks give you is a marvelous tool that allows you to see enough of a book to usually figure out if it will hold your interest or not.
The first book of my new series, Keepers of the Land Book I McDougal Pack Alpha is now available on Smashwords and will be available at other places soon.
Mandi finds herself waking
from a drug induced sleep, in the arms of the handsome McDougal Pack’s alpha. But Mandi is a human, with no desire to be anything else. Just because the legendary white wolf blood might run through her veins, doesn’t give the werewolf council any say over her life. She may not be able to pick her relatives, but she can certainly choose the man she marries. Can’t she?
Mac doesn’t think the mate the council chose for him is going to work out for him at all. But when he meets her, he begins to wonder if she might not be the one he’s been looking for all along. She wants to fight him and the attraction that flares between them. He has a surprise for her. He’s a fighter and he’s enlisted an unexpected ally from her family. The white wolf herself is on his side and he doesn’t intend to stop until he wins.
I have had many readers asking me about free books. They are interested not only in books I have free, but those by other writers as well. There are many free books that are available. Some writers give all their books away like Nicky Charles and Jan Gordon and I love the were books both of them write. Others like Janet MacDonald, Calle Brookes, and T.A. Grey, give you a book or two so you can decide if you like their writing, which I do. They write were based books as well as other stories. I find that it is easy to find free books on Smashwords were you can search for free books in the category you choose. I am sure it is not the only place, but it is one that I feel comfortable with since I publish my werewolf books through them.
Most writers stretch their talents and I find that once I get to know a writer through their werewolf books, I like the other books they write as well. I discovered I liked werewolf books when I read Nicky Charles because she was on Smashwords and an example of how to format a book if you wanted to publish with them which I did. Once I started reading, I couldn’t stop. It was addictive so I continued to read, found several other werewolf books, read them, then wrote one of my own. It opened up a whole new world for me and I wanted to share that world. It is my hope that my stories will give my readers even a small part of the enjoyment the stories these writers have given me.
*note- Oberlux by JDewayne Pierce is the first book I read on Smashwords. It is a sci fi/space fantasy. It is free and I enjoyed reading it. The price is definitely right!
Tuesday and Wednesday were not the best of days for me. My very good friend of many years passed away. Tuesday was visitation and Wednesday was the funeral. I went to both. She was one of those sweet, outgoing people that you could always count on for a kind word. She was always interested in what was going on with the people she cared about. Sometimes, people ask, but they don’t really want to hear about your life. My friend, Mary, was never like that. I know she lived a good life. She was a devoted mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She was almost like a favorite aunt, who is simply always there when you need her, and even though we only touched bases occasionally, I felt better just knowing she was around.
Eventually, I’ll smile whenever I think of her even though now, I only feel the sense of loss. I believe she is in a better place, and that place is even better for having her there. Maybe it is in the hopes of catharsis, but I added a funeral scene to my latest book. No, I’m not morbid, but I try to reflect things from life in the scenes from my books. Even if I try not to dwell on death, it is something we face everyday and most of us struggle with. I think the scene will work out well and I can thank Mary for inspiring me to take the book in a direction I hadn’t thought about before. Spring is about renewal and maybe this is a good time to reflect on those we have loved and lost. I will try to concentrate on all the things I loved about her and all the good that was part of her. When we do that, we always keep a part of them with us and we never have to say a last goodbye. Thank you Mary, wherever you are.