July 2014 Newsletter
An early happy July 4th to my U.S.A. readers.
I celebrate my birthday this month. I think I will go to the casino to celebrate it. That sounds like fun :)
On the writing front:
“Toy Soldiers” releases on July 29th. I loved writing this book. It mixes barbarian warriors, a touch of sci-fi and gladiators. The toy soldiers and slaves are taken from three primitive planets: Atosia, Verunia and Nyisia. The slave traders of Tanasia value these primitive people because they feel they are easy to control. The planets of Tanasia and Endecia are technologically advanced and are always on the brink of war with each other for one reason or another. The citizens of Endecia feel that not only the toy soldier battles are barbaric, but that all slavery is wrong. The citizens of Tanasia however see this very differently. The toy soldier battles have become big business.
When writing this book I got to create five worlds, which I simply love doing. Plus I got to make up the rules for the toy soldier battles. The characters in this book lead me through this story. I’m really looking forward to sharing this story with you.
I’m working on the next book in the Master Series “Chains of Apollo.” This book has been an emotional roller coaster ride to write. Master Dante wants to quiet the storm in his submissive Apollo before it rages out of control. If you have been reading my Master Series you know how volatile Apollo can be. This book will be released in Sept.
Songs I listened to while writing “Toy Soldiers”
“Que Sera Sera” – Jennifer Terran
“Cage the Beast”- Adelitas Way
“Seed” Afro Celt Sound System
“Man in the Box” Alice in Chains
“War on the Inside” Another Lost Year
“For Whom the Bell Tolls” Metallica
“Nameless Heroes” Audiomachine
“Flames of War” Audiomachine
“Show Me How to Live”- Audioslave
“Hey Hey Human” Bears of Winter
“Kill Me Every Time” Blue Stahli
The Redwoods Private Spa- Bes R. Walker
The winner of the June website contest was Kathleen Gereg congratulations and enjoy the books. For July’s contest I’m giving away a print book of “A Good Man" and "Toy Soldiers" To enter put contest in the subject line and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org
Have a great month everyone!