Great news! The book or story I started five years ago, is now live at Amazon! And to celebrate, I hosted an event on Facebook. I have posted the event for a month. 14 people said they would come. What happened to them? Did they forget? Two people came: One of my friends and one of her friends. We all don't know the reason why people didn't show up, but the event happened.
The story began one night when I was on my bed. My mind tends to wonder when I can't sleep, but I believe that God gave me this story as I normally don't imagine fantasy. I don't even write fantasy. I don't write horror either but I did. You see, I write outside the box. I may even try a supernatural story someday and I still want to write a cozy series. So what book did I publish?
TADA! The long waited fantasy is now live. When you read, you will find it not's like other Christian fantasy. The book should have the 22nd as the published date but I hit published too soon so it now it has an early pub date. The 22nd is my late mother's birthday and I even included a dedication page in my book. She had passed away over three years ago.
So go over to Amazon and download your copy today! Click the link and it will take you there.
Don't forget to leave a review!
In my previous blog, I posted an excerpt from my upcoming book, The Yaphe. Readers, this is HUGE! If you have read any of my books, you would know I write write romance or suspense, but one night, God gave me a story to write and it turned out to be fantasy. I'm not much of a fantasy reader, but when he gave me this story, I knew I had to read a couple so I read Rachel Starr Thompson Exile and Amanda Strong, the Awakening! I love that one because her characters each possess a gift that that helps them fight the demons. In Rachel's Oneness Cycle, they fight demons too. Someday, I will write books like that, but this one is different. Please re-read the previous blog. Here's the link:
I need you. Are you in my reader's group, but haven't signed up? Please do unless you don't like fantasy. You signed up? Thank you? So hard to find readers when you are not that well known. My other books still need reviews and this is why The Yaphe will not go live unless I have ten reviews.
Readers have told me they enjoy my books are that my books are good. I had one book on sale for .99 cents because some readers tend to download free ebooks but don't leave reviews.
A not about my newsletter. Someone asked how my newsletter have anything to do with my blogs. They won't anymore. I will send out newsletters to keep you updated on it but no blog will be sent to you anymore. I may put a link to the newsletter.
Anyway, my editor sent back my manuscript. She said the next time she will proofread and she will send it back after that. I am aiming for midsummer (July 16-August 15) release, but only if I have ten reviews.
In just a matter of days, my editor will send back my manuscript with her updated comments and edits. This means that the Yaphe is coming out soon! But it needs you the readers. Do you like to read fantasy? The Yaphe is about two sisters who discovered that their mother came from another dimension and who is a fugitive. She ran from her responsibilities and put her new family at risk, causing them to move every time she senses her people are close to finding her. Throughout the story, Serene and Faith are one step closer to find out why they move and what happens if they get caught.
In one of the edits, my editor made she suggested I should add more about the Yaphe from my character pov, but at that point in my story, all she knows is from what her sister's dreams, and her own dreams.
Here is a snippet from the beginning of the story:
Now here is the thing. I can't release when all the edits are done because I still lack arc readers. I have three already. When I released my series and A Second Chance at Love, I didn't have many reviews for them. Now who wants to read a book with three or four reviews? I should have waited on those four books but now I know better.
To sign up as my arc reader, click the link below and it will take you to my readers group. Find the post with my fantasy cover with the google doc link, click it and it should take you to the file.
If you are not a reader of fantasy, maybe you know someone who does. If you are a member of my group and or have signed up, tell your friends. Be my word of mouth. I promise you that you or they won't regret it. I'm already told my books are good. Now it is up to you. Click the photo below. (I've already given you a preview of my story.)
It is hard to believe that a great book as mine has only racked up four reviews. Why? It's not that I haven't promoted it. I paid for the Fussy Librarian to promote it and only four people downloaded, but none reviewed it. Nevertheless, I persevered. If readers are thinking it is the same book with lack of editing and professionalism, they are wrong. Over nine years ago, my book began as Marge. I created the story out of my feelings and experiences in being in my father's house, but some people didn't like the long drawn out captivity and others complained the story lacked editing skills and it didn't show, so I took it down and had planned to rewrite it and have a developmental editor to work on it.
When, I finally got the time, I used the skills I learned to show and not tell my story. The readers likes the uses of the sensory and I don't blame them. I do too. When I had the money to pay for an editor, I signed a contract and worked with her to improve my story. On May 4, 2020, I re-release A Second Chance at Love, with a new cover!
The woman in the background is the one who help reunite the two and help Marge close to God. Marge had walked away from him after the men in her life had hurt her. Here is what readers had to say about A Second Chance at Love:
."..This story shows how God's love can change a person's heart as well as all the hearts around her. It's an inspiring read for all. I truly enjoyed reading this story!" Pastor Janet Fears D.D
The sale actually started Sunday night, but it is still going on. Click the image above and it will take you to download site. And please when you finish reading, leave a review at Goodreads and Amazon. If you are a blogger, feel free to blog about it (but only if you enjoyed the book)
I am working tomorrow, but I'm going to have a give away. Click on the giveaway tab and you can enter to win a $10 gift card or a signed paperback book of your choice: A Second Chance at Love, The past Hunter, Baby Blues or A Man for Beth.
You can't go wrong with that!
While my manuscript hasn't reach the desk of my editor, I have decided to wait until I get reviews on my book. After I published Baby Blues, I received only two reviews and they came from Canada. Who wants to read a book with no reviews on it? So even after the final draft, it may be awhile before you see my new book on the shelf. If you are interested in becoming a beta reader, click this link to find out more www.ramblingsofmissmadison.com/2021/01/update-on-yaphe.html. If you are a reader of fantasy, and you would like to be the first to review, comment with your email. I don't giveaway copies for nothing though and you have to at least spend $50 at Amazon.
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