Monday, 21 November 2016

Crystal Collier's Timeless Blog Tour

Welcome Crystal Collier here today to share her new book and introduce you to YOUR Maiden of Time doppelganger! I took the test and was thrilled to find out Alexia is my doppleganger. Read on to discover yours.

In 1771, Alexia had everything: the man of her dreams, reconciliation with her father, even a child on the way. But she was never meant to stay. It broke her heart, but Alexia heeded destiny and traveled five hundred years back to stop the Soulless from becoming.

In the thirteenth century, the Holy Roman Church has ordered the Knights Templar to exterminate the Passionate, her bloodline. As Alexia fights this new threat—along with an unfathomable evil and her own heart—the Soulless genesis nears. But none of her hard-won battles may matter if she dies in childbirth before completing her mission.

Can Alexia escape her own clock?

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Have you ever met someone who looks and acts like someone else you know?

These doppelgangers exist in life, so it makes sense they would exist in literature. Today, you can meet your alternate ego in the Maiden of Time trilogy. Answer 5 simple questions to find out which character is most like you. (Some villains included.)

Look at that! You're a story book character. What do you think? Didn't like your match? Maybe should have picked something else? Try again. Share your results. Buy the books and learn more. (Did she really just say that? Yes, yes she did.) You can also enter to INSTANTLY win some really cool prizes below.

Who is your ideal book character match? (Inside or outside the Maiden of Time trilogy.)

Crystal Collier is an eclectic author who pens clean fantasy/sci-fi, historical, and romance stories with the occasional touch of humor, horror, or inspiration. She practices her brother-induced ninja skills while teaching children or madly typing about fantastic and impossible creatures. She has lived from coast to coast and now calls Florida home with her creative husband, four littles, and “friend” (a.k.a. the zombie locked in her closet). Secretly, she dreams of world domination and a bottomless supply of cheese.

Find her online HERE.

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Congratulations, Crystal!

Wednesday, 2 November 2016

IWSG: Being A Writer & #NaNoWriMo

November is my favourite month of the year. The nights are drawing closer, a riot of leaves are falling, and National Novel Writing Month kicks in (more about that last point later). There's something special about rising early to write, frantically upping my word count, while darkness still shrouds the world outside my door. Talking of November and writing, it's time for another Insecure Writer's Support Group post.

The brainchild of the always supportive Alex J. Cavanaugh, the group's purpose is to share and encourage. A place where writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds.

Now for November's IWSG question: 

What is your favourite aspect of being a writer?

Aspect, as in singular? You mean I can only give one answer? No. No. No. Sorry, guys. I'm going to have to cheat and give two aspects. Firstly, it's when I'm in 'The Writing Zone'. When the words are literally pouring out of me, characters and story sparking into life. When the real world is forgotten and replaced by something that seems utterly real, despite it existing only in my head. It's like a drug, only with positive side effects. Secondly, being part of the most generous, warm, and supportive community I've ever known. There's something truly special about the writing community, and its ability to nurture and guide writers of all levels and all achievements. I can honestly say I've never had a bad experience with, or been given a reason to distrust, the writers I've met during my journey to where I am now. I see no evidence to believe my opinion will be changed.

What about you? What is your favourite aspect or, if you're a rebel like me, two?

On to NaNoWriMo. I'm sad to say I won't be taking part this year. I know in my heart I don't have the time needed to write 50k in the next 30 days. Forty plus extra hours at the day job and only one week off instead of my usual two severely limit my options. Even then, I'm away during that one week. So, rather than exhaust myself, I'm passing on it this year. However, I'll be cheering on my writing friends who are taking part, offering virtual hugs, snacks, and a kick up the butt if you need it.