It's been a very long February for me. Some unhappy family issues pulled me away from writing for about two weeks, and I'm only now caught up. That said, a lot has happened recently that I want to fill you in on, so I'm going to write another long post full of fun information. Read on:
Submissions to NineStar Press:
That's it for news for February. I know there's a lot going on, and it's probably going to continue being a fire hose deluge of things to do until at least this time next year. I'm enjoying it, though, and I'm so glad you're all sticking through it all with me as we all patiently wait for all my books to become available again.
Today is the day for the Oracle Series flash sale as part of LT3's birthday party! The entire Oracle Series--The Oracle's Flame, The Oracle's Hatchling, and The Oracle's Golem--are all on sale for 50% off. If you're been waiting for the best moment to get your copy of any of those titles, now is that moment. Click here or on the covers below for more information about each story and for purchasing information.
The Oracle, Volume One is the print version of The Oracle Series. It will contain the first three books in the series: The Oracle's Flame, The Oracle's Hatchling, and The Oracle's Golem. It's yet another gorgeous addition to the covers for this series! As of this moment, the only information I have about this upcoming book is the cover and the fact that it actually exists. The second I learn more, including a release date, I will share it with you. Until then, please enjoy this beautiful cover!
One of the things I started doing in 2014 was posting my monthly goals. It's worked really well, so I figured I might try doing the same thing for the entire year. Here is how I did in 2014. Look for my 2015 goals to come out in a few days!
Books Ready for Release:
I have been working on The Oracle Series for a year now. It's been a lot of fun creating the world of the Monastery and the magic of the Castes and the Dragons. Recently I've been trying to expand the world too. I've made a lot of progress and I thought I might share it with you:
The Oracle's Flame began as a story for an anthology call, but when LT3 asked me if it could be released as its own separate ebook I agreed. There was potential for a series there and I wanted to try writing it. This book introduced the world I was exploring and the magic of the Castes.
The Oracle's Hatchling added depth to the post-war world of the Kingdom of Altnoia. It also introduced some of the major issues plaguing the Monastery. It was a bridging book which ended the plot leftover from Flame and introduced the plot for the rest of the series.
The Oracle's Golem is the book I just finished writing. It tells the story of the Dragon of Earth, but it also shows a lot more of the Monastery than I've ever written before. There is some corruption that needs to be addressed as well. I think readers will really like learning more about the Monastery as a whole and about the difficult job the Oracle has. I don't want to give too much away, but I really enjoyed writing this book.
The Sentinel's Prophesy is a side story that I have just started writing. It is set in the world of the Sentinel, a man set to watch over an ancient evil so he's able to protect the world from it returning. The magical powers of his followers are affiliated with light and dark. Its been interesting playing with it so far. It is set at the same time as Golem and can be read before or afterwards without any spoilers, although I would suggest reading Flame and Hatchling first.
The Oracle's Sprite is the next book in the series. I'm currently planning it out in my head and I hope to start putting words to paper soon. This story will be focused on the Dragon of Air, but there will be a lot of flashbacks to the war in Altnoia that occurred between Flame and Hatchling. To those readers who complained that the fighting was missing, this story is why. I didn't want to ruin Sprite for you!
The Oracle's (Water) will be the last book in The Oracle Series. I've actually written the prologue for it because the story itself has a bit of overlap with Golem and I needed to get (Water) organized in order for the events in Golem to make sense. I won't start working on (Water) until Sprite is done.
The Sentinel's (Dark/Light) are two potential additional books I would like to write at some point as well. I barely have any plot planned for Prophesy and I have no idea what would go into either of these two books. I'm hoping something will come to me and these books will become a reality. Until then, they'll remain in my future maybe-to-write list.
So that's The Oracle Series in brief. If you want more information please head to the series page on my website or my current projects section. Or, you could always buy Flame and Hatchling and find out firsthand!
Ge-Mi: Part Two
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Mell Eight is an author writing with NSP. For more information about Mell and her writing, please visit her website: http://melleightfiction.