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!
Do you enjoy reading fantasy? Have you read any of my books, and want to read more? My newest book, The Yaphe will be ready for download on July22nd. Hopefully I will have ten reviews posted by the 23rd.
THIS IS HUGE!
I have never written fantasy before, but this story, God had put on my heart to write and I want you to celebrate with me. I will also have an author friend who will help me host the last hour. It's a two hour event! There will be prizes and giveaways! Someone could win of these days! Wouldn't that be exciting?
And if you haven't read the Yaphe, you could win a copy of my e-book. I personally gift it to you. There are a few more prizes in store but you have to join to find out. I try to plan this event where everyone is not in bed or just woke up. Just click the first photo (the forest) and it will take you to the event.
Help me celebrate
It has taken me maybe five years to release this book and now it's here! Thanks to my editor Martha Reineke for excellent editing. Come join my event. I have linked it to my readers group because without them, I would not have this event at all. If you enjoy my books, you are welcome to join my readers group.
If you have read my books, and have not left a review, now is a good time to do so. They help readers decide if my book is worth reading or not.
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.)
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.
I have a new book coming out that is unlike any book I have ever written. I normally write romance or something with suspense, but the idea came to me when I was laying in bed one day. I tend to let my mind wonder when I can't sleep. Like most of my early work, they out start very rough, but it is taken me this long to hone on it. If you go to Writings of Ruthie Madison, you will find out about my book. It is my very first fantasy, but without reader's input, I may risk criticism from those who read fantasy. In three weeks, my manuscript goes to my editor.
I am also looking for street team members on Facebook and may look into creating one on MeWe. I started out with three active members, but it has dwindled down to almost nothing. I understand why a couple a couple of them can't, but the others? I need active members.
It's hard to get my feet off the ground with little support, but I hope you would consider. If you want to join my street team, send me an email. Also on the about page, subscribe to my mailing list and you will get a free nobi copy of A Second Chance at Love. If you have that, I can give you a paperback of the same book, but I would need proof of order.
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.