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The Riftwalker Chronicles
Urban Fantasy Fiction // Summer 2014 Release

Imagine a world where creativity, inspiration, and ingenuity no longer exist. Imagine a world where there are no more movies, no more music, and no more books. This is the fate that threatens the world of college student William Dane. In order to stop it, he must find a way to bridge the gap between the magical world of Patria Immortal and the world of reality. Without that bridge, everything that inspires humanity ceases to exist.

William must find a way, but will it be too great a cost for one college-aged kid to pay?
D&D Forgotten Realms Fanfic // Available Here Only

Ruria Hammerfall grew up in the shadows of Citadel Adbar, following in the footsteps of her father. However, when fate takes hold and she finds herself swept away down the Black Road and across the face of the world to the city of Luskan. It is here she finds her calling. It is here her story truly begins.

For it is here that legends are made.
The Journey of Excalibur
Book One: A Blacksmith's Devotion
Arthurian Fiction // Summer 2015 Release

The first of a seven-part serial of novels detailing the origin of Excalibur, as well as its long journey to the hands of Arthur. Everyone knows the story of Excalibur and how it changed the life of one boy -- but what about all the other lives that Excalibur came into contact with to get there? Through the eyes of the people, Excalibur learns just what it is to be king and what it takes to rule.
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  1. Siege Mentality

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    Siege mentality.  It’s something a friend said to me in an email today when I wrote to her about everything I’ve been feeling since yesterday’s Rheumatologist appointment.  It’s time to bar the doors of the castle, buckle down, and dig in against the invaders.  Prepare for the worst and however long it will take to break the siege.

    I stand on the ramparts of my castle, looking out over the fields and watching as the invaders pillage and burn everything I’ve come to know and love.  It saddens me and it angers me; I want to ride out and destroy them with every fiber of my being.  But this isn’t that kind of war.  This is a war of waiting and attrition; the Fates alone deciding which side will break first.

    I am alone in this fight.  There are no reinforcements coming, no answers to our horns of war.  Only me and what few faithful knights remain to me.  They rally behind me, my spirit bolstered by their loyal courage which gives me the strength to endure and the wisdom to wait.  Not patiently, but I wait all the same.

    Battles I have fought and won aplenty in my life.  I endured and survived then, as I shall do now.  Though the numbers the Fates have lined against me are many and hope seems to dwindle with each passing day, I cannot resign myself to defeat.  Elsewise, everything I have lost will stay lost and all I have endured to this point will have been for naught.

    So I stare out over the battlements as the dark masses of the enemy cover the world as far as the eye can see.  I cannot know when this siege will be over or if it will ever be, whatever comes though, I shall endure.

    And I will still be standing at the end.

  2. Gamer. Geek. Goddess.

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    RPG-InternationalWomensDayIn celebration of International Women’s Day, I want to celebrate all the facets that make me the woman I am.  It’s high time we started celebrating everything about us and stop letting society stuff us into idealized little pigeonholes.  Embrace being a “tomboy”; embrace being a “gamer” or a “geek”; embrace everything that makes you the greatest and most engaging woman you know how to be.

    The Gamer

    I enjoy video games, even if I’m not really all that good at them.  I think the only game I’ve finished to-date is Skies of Arcadia for the Dreamcast.  (Yes, the Dreamcast.)  My favorite genre, if you haven’t figured it out by now, is Roleplaying Games (RPGs).  I remember tooling around in Dragon Warrior way back in the day, or playing Gauntlet in the Arcade (Blue Valkyrie needs food badly!), all the way up to the present day and my forays into Azeroth and World of Warcraft.

    It’s not just limited to video games, though.  I play a lot of tabletop, too.  I used to play Warhammer 40k, had my own Sisters of Battle army and everything.  I’ve also run the gamut on pencil and paper RPGs, from d6 Star Wars all the way to a swashbucking squirrel in Ironclaw.  I’m even currently playing in a D&D 3.5ed Forgotten Realms campaign whenever we can manage to get our group together.

    I love playing characters on grand adventures.  I enjoy fleshing them out, breathing life into their stories.  Sometimes I’ll even doodle a sketch or two.  Gaming, for me, serves as both inspiration for writing as well as a place to relax, be among friends, and just have a good time.

    The Geek

    Anime.  Fantasy Fiction.  Arthurian Fiction.  Symphonic Metal.  Cooking.  Photography.  Writing.  There are a dozen or more geekdoms I could tack on, because I love and enjoy so many different things.  Not only are they things I can do on my own, but they open doors to finding other people who are equally (or sometimes more) passionate than I am about them.

    Despite the fact that I’m shy, I enjoy talking to people.  I know, I know, it’s a contradiction in terms, but I “talk” a lot on forums or in online communities.  I enjoy sharing and being shared with — when it’s not just some dumb meme or the latest lolcat circulating the web.  I like sharing meaningful conversations about things that we’re passionate about and the things that interest or entertain us.

    I like it when people feel excited about the things they’re geeky about, because it makes me excited for them — and sometimes even curious.  Like I just started watching the anime Full Metal Alchemist – I’m behind the times, I know.  A friend couldn’t stop talking about it, so I had to see what all the fuss was about.  It’s because of that exuberance, though, that I felt the urge to check it out.  It’s how we should all be about the things that matter to us.

    Share and enjoy being shared with.  You never know what you’ll discover.

    The Goddess

    Some might look at me and think goddess is too strong a word or that I might be conceited.  However, this isn’t really a matter of ego.  I love who I am and I embrace everything about me, flaws and all, just like I try to do the same for others around me.  Beyond that, I try to encourage and inspire others, to nudge them toward things they dream or aspire to.

    I am strength.  I am beauty.  I am wisdom.  I am compassion.  All these things combined — at least in my eyes — make me a goddess.  I don’t need to be worshiped and I don’t need people to agree.  It’s just part of embracing all the facets that make me me.

    And there’s nobody else quite like.

  3. Book Review: “Blackbirds” by Chuck Wendig

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    Blackbirds (Miriam Black, #1)Blackbirds by Chuck Wendig

    My rating: 4 of 5 stars

    I’m a die-hard fantasy buff that occasionally makes forays into mystery or contemporary fiction. That being said, I know going in that Wendig’s “Blackbirds” might not be my thing, but a girl’s got to branch out from time to time!

    Now, first off, this isn’t your mother’s fiction. It’s riddled with wirty-dords, sexual references, physical abuse and probably tons of other stuff polite people will warn you about. For me, though, I would have expected nothing less given that the book’s description clearly tells you that this book involves death. A lot of death. Miriam sees it whenever she touches someone. I wouldn’t expect candy-coated fiction in a book revolving around watching people die.

    I don’t feel that any of it detracts from the book at all. It paints Miriam as a jaded, somewhat tomboyish hoyden and certainly not your typical girly-girl — which is actually somewhat refreshing. Women are not cut from cookie cutter molds, so it’s nice to see a female character that isn’t crammed into one.

    The book itself reads well. I finished it in three days of light reading and enjoyed doing so. While the plot is fairly predictable, that sense of knowing doesn’t prevent you from reading. I’m not sure yet if I’ll pick up the sequels, as I said this isn’t my typical genre of choice to read, but I may save them for a future rainy day.

    Don’t let that deter you though. I’d still recommend checking out “Blackbirds” if you like your stories with a bit of grit and some less-than-perfect characters.

    Happy reading!

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  4. Faces of Fandom

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    Greggo Reading Primers

    Even if you aren’t a well-established author with millions of fans… the fans you do have still matter.  It’s why I love hearing from mine.  I was recently sent this photo of long-time fan and friend, Greggo, pictured here reading his copy of Writer & Roleplayer Primers.

    I love that it feels like I’m having a real conversation with you.- Greggo
  5. To Follow or Unfollow

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    My heartfelt apologies for not having updates lately, it’s been an… interesting week for me with my Rheumatoid Arthritis, so pretty much everything has been an exercise in frustration and seething hatred.

    That said, I want to look into the mouth of the beast that is social media.  Now, I don’t have many followers on Twitter (yet) so I’m able to notice when numbers fluctuate. It makes me wonder what makes a person follow/unfollow another. Here’s what I look for in people to follow (or people to unfollow):

    1.)  Do they actually post tweets themselves or are they a bunch of Retweets (RTs)?

    Retweets are great, don’t get me wrong.  It’s great to support artists and friends, but when your Twitter (or any other social media) is more about what OTHER people are doing than about what YOU are doing… why should I follow you and not all those other people?

    2.)  Do they spam-post or “Twittercast” a lot?

    When you post fifty things an hour that gets kind of annoying.  I only follow less than 100 people right now and some people make it pretty difficult to keep up with things when I log on and every single post in the space of an hour is by one person.  Be considerate to your followers and share the wall space.  If you want to keep a rolling commentary on a show then do it in a single thread by replying to your own post.

    3.) Do they do nothing but advertise?

    I get it, you’re proud of your thing that you did.  That’s not EVERYTHING that you are, though.  There’s more to you than that.  I follow people I find interesting, not people who are one long-winded commercial.

    4.)  Do they do nothing but complain?

    I’ve said it before in previous blog posts, I’ll say it again.  Nobody likes a Negative Nancy.  It’s okay to have a bad day now and then, we all do.  It’s when your social stream becomes an unending pity party of how much you suck, life sucks, or everything in general sucks — I just can’t get into that or support it.  The negative energy from people who only focus on the negative aspects of their life can be pretty overwhelming.  Share some positive energy, you (and your followers) will be better for it.

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Wool Omnibus (Silo, #1)
2 of 5 stars
Let me preface this review with the fact that I'm typically a die-hard fantasy fiction buff, though I do branch out into other genres now and then. This book was purchased for me as a birthday gift by a friend who knows that I enjoy rea...
tagged: unlikely-to-ever-read-again
A Soul For Trouble
2 of 5 stars
I finished this book simply because I hate leaving a book unfinished. Having reached the end, I have to say it's a fairly juvenile read that's on-par with the whole saga of unfeasible, teen angst romances that are overflowing current bo...
tagged: romance-girly-whatsits
The Forever King
5 of 5 stars
"The Forever King" is one of my favorite pieces of Arthurian fiction and has been for years. It's a charming tale with a magic all its own. I re-read this book at least once a year, I enjoy it that much.
5 of 5 stars
The continuation of the Paladin Prophecy series keeps the intrigue flowing with even more questions about the mysterious discoveries Will and his friends make. An entertaining romp with even more story to tell! Hopefully we see the nex...
The Paladin Prophecy
5 of 5 stars
A wholly entertaining read. Fans of serials like Harry Potter and Artemis Fowl will find a new group of friends within these pages. Each character is delightfully personified, making them feel genuine and believable. Well worth adding...