As many of you noticed, none of the links for my books have worked. I decided to leave Creativia and joined a partnership with two other authors to form Norns Triad Publications. It has been a learning experience and one of the causalities was having two of my books removed by Creativia prematurely. This left me scrambling trying to get them up and published again.
However, it also gave me a reason to revisit my stories and revise them into better versions. Yay for you and me! I also decided to change up some of my covers. Creativia always had awesome covers, but it never hurts to put out fresh ones. And, I always wanted an illustrated cover for We Journey No More. Now, I had the chance to do what I wanted. So I contacted Trevor Wooten from Infinite Creations about illustrated my book. He did a marvelous job. Trevor included every element that I described. Then, I sent it to our amazing book designer, Jessica Tahbonemah with The Magic Quill Graphics. She added her magic touch, and Voila, I introduce you to Dal and his feliza named Nema.
Aren’t they awesome? What do you think? Make you want to buy my book? I surely hope so. LOL.
At this time, We Journey No More is only available on Amazon as an ebook & paperback. We’re also going with the larger print paperbacks too. As someone with bad eyesight, I understand the frustration trying to read small font Thank Goodness for ereaders. For some of my followers who use Kindle Unlimited. I’m sorry, but I want to go wide with my books and I’m tired of being under the chokehold of Amazon. Creativia never gave me that option. Norns does. Yay for me again! Over the next few weeks, you’ll be able to find it on B&N, Nook, iTunes, and Google Play. Below a recap of the blurb to refresh your memory.
When runaway teenagers Don and Janet pull off the road on a mountainside road just outside of Albuquerque for a few hours’ rest, they don’t expect to wake up 1000 years in the future, in a world they can’t recognize.
There, Earth is a desert planet where nomadic tribes are little more than slaves to the Ganu, the powerful and dominant ruling tribe.
When the young couple is befriended by a small tribe, and Don is hailed as their mythical and prophesied savior, the young couple must use all their cunning and resourcefulness to defeat a powerful, cruel enemy and save the lives of their new friends.
This time travel, dystopian novel has elements not suitable for young children or readers adverse to violence. If you like a good David-meets-Goliath fantasy story, then this is the book for you!
My next book to be republished is It Lives in the Basement. I’m still debating on whether I want a new cover or not. That one will be followed by The Revenge of Excalibur and The Secret of Excalibur. Then, finally, I can finish the Excalibur saga with Karrin: Warrior Child and Karrin: Warrior Woman. She’s been hounding me like crazy to get published. Sigh!
Until next time, have a wonderful day.
Posted in My books, NORNS TRAID PUBLICATIONS
Tagged avid eaders, book bloggers, book lovers, dystopian, fantasy, kindle ebook, Norns Traid Publications, nornstriadpub, Time Travel, We Journey No More
Book Review of TALLY by J.M. Northup
Starved for love and fearing time is running out, attorney Tally Abram seeks the aid of her gay best friends, Lex and Ishkode Ackerman, in fathering the children she desperately wants. Will they comply? Will Tally find the family she craves? Or will her need for completion destroy the most important relationships in her life?
This book explores the ideas of family structure, tri-parenting, and polyamorous relationships. It contains mature material and is not suitable for those under 18 years of age.
There has been such a shift in our culture and society about what constitutes a family unit. I grew up in the era of mother, father, and children. There could be no other way. It was morally wrong. For me, it had nothing to do with religion, just the way I was brought up.
Sure, gay and lesbians have been around since before man started walking. Humans, after all, are very sexual animals. But, still, they shouldn’t be allowed to raise our children.
Reading Tally has helped open my eyes to some of the dilemmas same-sex relationships face, the restrictions regarding marriage and children. It’s incredible the archaic laws that are still on the books. Society changes but our laws don’t. Doesn’t make much sense.
Anyway, this story goes one step further by talking about tri-parenting and the legal ramifications. I don’t mean for my review to be preachy, and the book isn’t either, merely stating an observation from a slightly more closed-minded perspective.
As for the story itself, Northup has risen to her same level of storytelling. Her characters are richly detailed and believable. The doubt and fears are very evident in Tally, Lex, and Kode. My favorite scenes are between Lex and Jazz. I’m not sure if I could abide a friend like Jazz, but she would be interesting to have around. LOL.
If you’re not offended by same-sex or bisexual relationships and love an HEA, you will need to read Tally. Highly recommend, and I give it 5 feathers.
Posted in Book Reviews, NORNS TRAID PUBLICATIONS
Tagged bisexual, gay, JM NORTHUP, lesbian, m/m, m/m/f, Norns Traid Publications, nornstriadpub, nornstriadpublications, Romance, romance lovers, tri-parenting
For anyone who follows my blog, which aren’t many, you know I’m going through a transition. Back in 2014, I signed my first Excalibur book with Creativia Publishing. At that time, it was the best thing I did. I loved Creativia and their authors. That’s how I met Julie Northup and Marnie Cate. Hi ladies!
You can check out their books and websites HERE & HERE.
I eventually moved all my books under them. Even my short stories. Which was great. Back then. But, not now. The problem? Creativia was changing. They were adding more authors, getting bigger than I liked and it seemed all my books kept being put on FREE promotions. You can’t make any money from FREE!
I was getting dissatisfied. Truthfully? I became complacent. I left everything up to them. Why pay for promotion when I only received a small percentage? Which I’m not getting into now. I wasn’t the only one getting restless. So were Julie and Marnie.
Long story short. Yeah, like that can happen with writers. Julie approached me about starting our own publishing house. We named it Norns Triad Publications. Cool, huh?
Since Creativia publishes under Amazon Select, which I hate, I had to give them a 90-day notice to unpublish my books. Which I did the 1st of October. I only requested my short stories and my Excalibur books. So, on January 1st, 2018, the rights would be returned to me, and I could publish them through Norns. WooHoo!
Toward that end, I started editing, again, The Secret of Excalibur, which will be, hopefully, published under Norns the first two weeks of 2018. The Revenge of Excalibur is to follow a week or two later. Which got me thinking about my book covers. I loved the cover for Revenge at the time, but now I’ve seen the same male character’s face everywhere. He does have very striking features. What did I expect from using stock photos? Sigh. Funny thing? I don’t normally like blond-haired guys. I prefer them dark and broody.
Well, I wanted something unique and fresh. So, I contacted Jessica Tahbonemah with The Magic Quill Graphics. She did an AMAZING job. She knew just what I wanted, and now I have a cover that really fits the story. What do you think?
The downside to everything happening? It seems Creativia not only unpublished the books I requested, they also unpublished It Lives in the Basement and We Journey No More. That means, right now, I have no published books on Amazon. GRRR! Not what I was anticipating. Especially since Julie is in the process of moving the first of the year and she’s the one who does our formatting.
So, please bear with me. None of the links on my site to my books work. I will get them working as soon as we get them published by Norns Triad Publications. Thank you for your patience. Maybe when the transition has been completed, I’ll hold a giveaway. Any takers?