Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Dianne Gardner Guest Post

 Today I have Dianne Gardner here on my blog talking about the creation of an album based off of her novel. How cool is that? Since music is such an integral part of my writing process, I think it would be awesome to have an album based off of any one of my novels. But since I don't, let's learn a little about someone who does.

I’ve always written poetry, ever since I can remember. Poetry to me has been a sort of abstract language that soothes my soul and digs deep inside, excreting thought that I don’t normally expose. So it’s no wonder that I included poems in my Ian’s Realm Sage.

Deception Peak is a story about a young boy who, with his father a widower, enters a portal through their computer into a magical land. The first experiences they share are brought to them with a haunting song sung by a voice on the wind warning of the consequences of their trepass.

You come, you come to lands unknown
You venture farther than you think
You write your purpose on the stones
You can’t go back until you’ve grown
Your ways are marked; your steps are forged
Beware, be strong; be now alarmed
For duty beckons, honor calls
Your fate is written on the walls
This cup of valor you must drink,
This cup of valor you must drink.

Throughout the story Ian learns that the songs on the wind are known as the Songs of Wisdom, and entity that the native people trust as their counselor.
It’s a little wonder that when I made the trailer for The Dragon Shield, book 2 in the series, that I felt compelled to find someone that could help me put a song or two to music. When I asked my videographer, Alex Chandler if he knew of a vocalist he referred me to Lexa Rose. She was so excited to accommodate my request that she called me that evening and in a day had recorded, with four part harmony the Ballad of The Dragon Shield, using the lyrics from the book and her talents to create a hauntingly beautiful piece of music.
Well, needless to say the story continued and we agreed to create an album with all the songs, and some bonus pieces, one which will be Abbi’s Song (for those who know the story, they’re going to love it. It was originally titled My Shit Love Life). All done in Lexa’ wonderful Enya style. The album will have 10 tracks at least and will sell for $10 on bandwidth and our websites. But we’re currently doing a RocketHub fundraiser to pay for sleeves and discs.

Some of what we’re offering besides the CD are posters of Stenhjaert the Dragon, the donor’s name on the label, an ebook, and the entire series for the really generous donors. If you want to hear Lexa, watch the trailer. She’s an extremely talented young lady and I’m thrilled to work with her!

My Website with links to all my books and trailers

Lexa Rose’s Website Facebook Page

Monday, July 1, 2013

Brenda Perlin Home Wrecker Guest Post

Brenda Perlin is an author with Master Koda Select Publishing and she is here today to give you a little insight into her novel, Home Wrecker.In the future I will be reading and reviewing her novel, so check back later for my opinion.

“He was also very jealous and had trust issues; traits I did not possess. In fact, I trusted to a fault”

I have always been very trusting. Maybe trusting to a fault. I always believed that if someone wanted to be with me, then I could rest assured he would be with me, solely. In the past, I have always been someone you could trust. Sometimes I trusted when I shouldn’t have. I believe if you don’t trust someone, the results will come out in negative ways. Even though I never gave my husband reason not to trust me he always had fears and doubts. He saw me as naive and thought every guy I came in contact with had an ulterior motive. I always had to reassure him of my loyalty. Now that I have been caught as a Home Wrecker my reputation as a cheater follows me around. 

“It is amazing that no matter what age we are, we are still children.”

 I thought there came a time when we actually grew up? I am now realizing that we really don’t change much. We might have more life experience and even some wisdom but we are still the child that we once were. My childhood still plays a big role as to who I am. Whatever my parents did right or wrong I will always be a product of them. Fortunately, I am not left with too many scars. My parents did the best they could do. For some, they were not as lucky. 
Hopefully I have grown and learned a few things along the way. I just thought I would feel more mature at this age. At times I still feel like a child. I am as sensitive as ever and worry about what people think. Call me a Home Wrecker and my feelings get hurt. 

 While approaching mid life, I am recognizing that we all stay childlike to some extent. It is just our bodies that age. 

 Home Wrecker Blurb: MKSP is proud to have acquired this project and is presenting this improved and edited, Second Edition of Home Wrecker for the public to enjoy. 

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