A signed copy of Crown of Conspiracy, with the new cover.
An ebook ARC of Dance of Despair, the second book in the Ilvannian Chronicles series.
A signed copy of Sorceress of Truth.
A signed copy of The Sentinels.
An ebook of The Sentinels 2.
Plus other goodies.
Here’s more details about the genre of each book…
Crown of Conspiracy is a high fantasy, adventure filled novel, with lots of secrets, deceit and, of course, conspiracies. It is the first offering from the Ilvannian Chronicles Series.
For something a little different, The Sentinels is a romantic suspense, with a hint of the paranormal. The Sentinels 2 continues to follow the lives of Nik and Anya, but will they get their happily-ever-after?
And finally, The Sorceress of Truth, my book baby which I am sure you’ve heard plenty about. It’s a young adult, contemporary fantasy, with a huge dose of paranormal romance.
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Last, but certainly not least, in my character series is Lucas. For some he’s a bit like Marmite. For me, he’s been a slow burn that has gradually grown on me, to the extent that he is now one of my favourite characters to write.
After doing a little Google search I came across an actor called Alessandro Etrusco and, apart from the eye colour, I thought he would make a great Lucas.
Age – approximately 3000, in his current guise.
Birthday – Not sure he has one.
Height – 6′ 3″
Build – Light to Medium
Skin Colouring – Tawny
Eye Colour – Powder Blue, almost colourless. The skin around his eyes are quite red.
Hair – Black
Occupation – Self proclaimed king.
Relationship Status – Erm, you’ll have to read and see.
Fears – He keeps this close to his chest, but Tory figures him out.
Hobbies – Drinking blood laced wine and throwing the occasional ball.
So, as you can tell from the info above, Lucas isn’t quite what he seems. I can tell you that he is an original vampire with a starring role. Although we don’t meet him until well into Sorceress of Truth, his past, present, and future is tied up with Tory and her journey. But, as for why, you really will have to read the book.
The years haven’t been kind to Lucas, and he can sometimes come across a little crazy, but he is extremely intelligent and aware. He’s bored with life, having been there and done that, so there’s not much that will surprise him. That is, until Tory arrives. She appears to give his life purpose again, to awaken thoughts and feelings that he had long suppressed. But, what will that mean for Tory?
Star Sign – As I mentioned before, we have no idea about his birth. If I had to choose a star sign for Lucas, I would go with Scorpio. Scorpio’s lie in wait and strike when least expected, they know what they want and don’t mind playing the game in order to get it. They can be very calculating and keep their cards close to their chest. Being ruled by Pluto, a Scorpio can appear ambitious and exciting but, they have a relentless desire for control. They aren’t all bad though. A Scorpio enjoys building deep and soulful connections and, if they trust you, they will show unparalleled empathy and commitment.
Favourite Food – Blood. Come to think of it, Tory never see’s him eat, only drink different types of ruby liquid.
Favourite Decade – The 30’s/40’s. Sorry, to be clear, the 1530’s/40’s! Henry VIII was a hoot, and all those beheadings? Such sport.
The time of longer nights, pumpkin spice everything and smoke lingering in the air is upon us. I absolutely love this time of year. The transition between Autumn and Winter, where the weather isn’t too bad but the heat of summer is a distant memory, is my favourite.
Anyway, I’m here to talk to you about my goals for the month. I know I’m a few days late, as is tradition for me now, but I started with a bang. On the 1st October I revealed the cover for my upcoming release, Sorceress of Truth, and here it is in all its glory.
I can’t stop looking at it! Natalie, from Original Book Cover Design, did an amazing job. I really hope you like it as much as me. The release date is scheduled for 10th November, then you can get a copy of your own, and maybe find all of the hidden gems.
So, that leads me nicely onto my plans for the rest of the month.
Much of my list is a continuation of September’s, which is fine by me as a lot of the tasks are quite big and not something I can do in a day.
The biggest change is that I’m shifting away from some of my editing as I focus on getting Sorceress of Truth loaded and the Advanced Reader Copies sent out.
It’s quite nerve wracking knowing that other people out of my close circle are going to be reading it. Though, I’m going to have to get over those feelings pretty quickly once it’s launched fully.
I hope you’ve been enjoying my Character Series. So far we have been introduced to Tory, Kylan and Pepper, and I’m thinking of doing one more, Lucas. All I will say is, if you’re looking for a new book boyfriend then you are too late. He’s already been claimed by a member of my indie group (I needed to add that as she would kill me if I didn’t!). He’s certainly an interesting character to get to know.
Now that I’ve done my (almost) weekly ramble, I hope you enjoy the rest of your week. Please feel free to follow me on Instagram and Twitter. If you have any questions or comments, I’d love for you to get in touch.
Today we turn the spotlight on Pepper. She’s the first student Tory is introduced to at her new school, and Pepper quickly takes Tory under her wing, although there may be ulterior motives at play.
Years ago, I came across this digital painting online. It has a signature, though I’ve been unable to trace it’s origins since. As soon as I saw it I instantly knew I’d found Pepper.
Age – 47
Birthday – 1st August 1972
Height – 5′ 6″
Build – Medium
Skin Colouring – Fair
Eye Colour – Deep Green
Hair – Chestnut
Occupation – Supporting Fae to the Lead Guardian.
Relationship Status – Single.
Fears – Never experiencing true love.
Hobbies – Loves girly movie nights with her friends.
As you can tell from the picture, there is no way that Pepper looks 47. She is a faery, able to change her appearance at will. She looks quite sweet with her dimples but don’t be fooled, she can be serious, when it’s needed, and take control of a situation. She has a much bigger role to play in Tory’s life than is first apparent.
Pepper is a huge ball of energy who can be hilarious without even trying. Even her fashion sense is something to be admired. She often wears contrasting colours of ribbons in her hair to ‘compliment’ her outfit. She has many hidden talents, including being able to sing and play the violin.
Magic – Pepper is what is known as an elemental, she can control all four elements at once. This is pretty unusual within the fae community and anyone with this ability is seen as royalty within their villages.
Star Sign – A Leo, known for its ambition, determination, and bravery. Pepper is a fearless optimist who refuses to accept failure, always looking on the bright side of life.
Favourite Food – Anything! Pepper just loves food of any kind. Throughout the book she can be found chomping on everything from biscuits to bacon.
If she was a Chocolate Bar – I would have to go with one of the Cadbury Marvellous Creations that includes popping candy.
If she was a Disney Princess – I could totally see Pepper as Merida from Brave. Of course there are similarities with their appearance, but I’m thinking more along the lines of all the energy that they share. Pepper can certainly handle herself in a tricky situation, much like Merida, plus they both seem to enjoy a hearty meal.
Posted at 10:31 am by Jodie, on September 12, 2019
We are already well into September, and it occurred to me that I haven’t spoken about my goals for the month, or let you know what’s happening in my life away from the keyboard.
I posted on Instagram at the start of the month with what I was hoping to achieve.
So far I’m doing well. The Sorceress of Truth edits are well under way, and we may actually be ahead of schedule.
On an evening I have been re-reading Sorceress of Flame, editing, and adding bits where I feel it’s needed.
Once I’ve gone through everything, only then will I know if what I already have is in line with where I want the story to go, and plot accordingly.
I’m putting off the plotting of Don of Avery 2, partly because I don’t need to know until National Novel Writing Month in November. But, while I know the ending, I came to the realisation that I need to know Rafael’s story before I can finish Avery’s.
Rafael is one of the main male characters, and a typical hot blooded, mafia/gang leader of Italian decent. It’s quite interesting writing from his point of view, and I’ve had to channel my inner rage, which has come surprisingly easily due to one of the obstacles I am facing in my home life.
We are in the process of having a new bathroom fitted, which looks amazing, but comes with a whole host of problems.
Let’s just say, three weeks without a working shower does not a happy Jodie make.
I won’t bore you with the details, I’m sure my writing buddies are sick of hearing about them, but confrontation is not my thing. In fact, I ended up losing a whole weekend due to a migraine, which I’m sure was brought on due to stress.
In happier news, I’ve managed to go through half a chapter of ‘Jewel of the Sea’ for Alison Aldridge. This doesn’t sound a lot but, I’m hoping to get loads more done on my trip next week.
I’m going to meet some of my fellow World Indie Warriors at Ingram Sparks offices in Milton Keynes and go on a tour. I’m super excited, obviously to be meeting them in person, but also to see where Sorceress of Truth will be coming from in just a few short weeks!
You can follow my adventures on Instagram, though I’m sure I will write up a blog post once I get home.
Thank you for taking the time to listen to my ramblings today and, at some point in the next week, I intend to release another post in my Character Series, where you will get to know Pepper in all her glory.