I’ve been a bit missing. I’ve been having some health related issues that are getting themselves figured out and making some really neat things as I have several upcoming festivals. I added a calendar function to my website that I’m still figuring out but, be that as it may, come and see me in the next two months! If you aren’t local to me, no worries, I’ve got an online appearance (and a giveaway too!).
Christmas in July with Boroughs Publishing Group!
Come play with me and a lot of other great authors on Facebook for Christmas in July! I’ve got a present for some lucky reader!
My time slot is at 6:30 EST and I’ve got a very pretty bauble and a very pretty book for someone – paper not just digital this time – but you have to come play to win!
July 22, come visit with me and a lot of other great vendors at the Burgettstown Trail Festival!
Next weekend, me, my books, and my artsy craftsy things over at Nesting Dragon will be at the Burgettstown Trail Festival from noon to 9! (I’ll be at space #24)
On July 30th, From noon to 8pm, at the Serbian Picnic Grounds in Weirton, WV, I’ll be at the St Joseph the Worker Italian Festival.
And on Saturday, August 12, from 11am to 6pm, I’ll be at the 54th annual Peach Festival at St Thomas Episcopal Church in Weirton!
It’s shaping up to be a very busy end of summer. I’ll be much happier when all of my pieces and parts cooperate with me and not yell at me. So, I hope to see some of you – but if you can’t make it to any of the events, my Etsy shop is most always open.
Just about the only silver lining to a terrible, no good, very bad summer cold is that reading is about the only thing I’m capable of doing and I can get caught up on reading! One of the books in my read pile was Floating Loose by fellow Boroughs author, Jill Beck. I try to keep my reviews pretty spoiler free but sometimes a little one will slip in there.
There are a lot of good things about this particular story – Rylie is easy to get attached to, and not just for the reader. Before I had kids of my own, I would have identified with her on a different kind of level but I can’t separate out the mom now and I just want to wrap this girl up in the warmest blankets and hug her. It’s a sweet journey with a few pretty wicked curves thrown in there. At first, I was a tiny bit wary because of Rylie’s age but only because I have a teenager of my own. Honestly after that initial reaction, it didn’t matter and was, as it should be, just a little detail of the whole. It is, ultimately, the story of a lost girl who doesn’t quite know what it is she is looking for, or what she’s missing, until she has a chance to find it.
The changing of the heroine’s name off and on should be really confusing but it isn’t (kudos to Ms Beck on that one!). The characters are nicely well rounded but flawed enough not to be too good to be true. I get a little wary of private all girls school stories sometimes because they can be overwhelmingly catty but there’s only really two or three instances of bitchery and one of them you see coming from a mile away.
In short – if you also have a thing for lost orphan stories or sweet coming of age stories, you’ll enjoy it. It’s well written, sweet, engaging, and, best of all, full of growth across the board and not just for the main characters.
Filed under Books, Reviews
There are varying opinions on book trailers but my goal is to make one for each of my books. I’ll be posting two more next week: one for Guardian of the Gods and one for Hardwired Humanity but today is for Eldercynne Rising. If you like murder, dragons, warriors, magic, and a little romance, it might be something you’d like.
I’ve been working on this for a bit and want to share it.
Today I’m participating in an online party with my publisher, Boroughs Publishing! It’s on Facebook and there are a lot of fun authors giving away books and such. I’m going to be doing the same very soon! My time slot is from 4:30 – 5PM est but it is running now and will be for the rest of the day. I’m giving away two digital copies of Hunter’s Crossing and, if someone uses one of the five magic words, there will be a special something as well. I do hope you’ll come!
Hunter’s Crossing by Sarah Wagner from Boroughs Publishing Group
It’s a very good day today for me. My book, Hunter’s Crossing is available! This book was a lot of fun to write and I really hope I get the chance to revisit some of these characters. Leilani Scott is probably one of my favorite characters if only because she’s got moxy, grit, and attitude.
To save the world from a demon apocalypse, hunter Leilani Scott and sorcerer Blake Pratt will have to risk everything: their lives, their souls, and their newfound love.
THREE WORLDS, ONE SAVIOR
Hunter Leilani Scott hasn’t been on the job long, but she knows an uptick in monster attacks can’t mean anything good for humanity. The powers responsible for protecting the borders can’t—or won’t—put a stop to it. In fact, the only person willing to believe her is sorcerer Blake Pratt. Distrustful of anyone or anything not entirely human, and certain the handsome magic-user knows more than he’s telling her, Lei senses they’ll have to act as one as she crosses into realms where human life is forbidden. She and Blake will risk everything—their lives, their souls, and their newfound love—to fight an army of demons to stop an apocalypse.
You can pick it up via Boroughs Publishing Group‘s website and Amazon. Barnes and Noble and Apple may take a few extra days but it should be available there as well soon enough.
It’s nearly here! I have seen the cover, I’ve turned in all my edits, and now I just have to figure out some fun things to do on the approaching Release Day for Hunter’s Crossing.
A few years ago, Hunter’s Crossing was just a line of an idea I sat down with for Nanowrimo. At the top of my desk on a post-it note when I sat down on November first were the words: “Kick-ass girl chasing monsters, saving the world, and finding her guy.” When you boil down the story to the most basic elements, the final product was pretty close to what I was going for.
Over the coming few days (days!) I’m probably going to post quite a lot about it. I just hope readers enjoy the book as much I enjoyed writing it.
Back in January, I alluded to some good things that were happening in my little world and now I get to talk about one of them! My novel, Hunter’s Crossing, was accepted by Boroughs Publishing Group. I’m really looking forward to being hip deep in edits and making this book the best it can be.
You might think I’d be dreading edits but you’d be wrong. I’ve only had two or three instances where it pained me to “kill my darlings” as they say but I did it anyway because it needed to be done. I like seeing what someone who doesn’t live inside my head and see things the way I do has to say.
There will be more to post about this, I’m sure, as the process goes on. Now, I’m going to go back to doing my happy dance while I get some housework stuff done.