New Book Release! Adult Contemporary Fantasy, UNLEASH @marksmaster

Craving a gritty, kickass heroine?
Coming in May from our very own Lauren Harris, a Contemporary Fantasy for those who love guns, magic, & romance…
 
A deadly price for freedom. A power she can’t control.
 
Helena Martin doesn’t know who she hates more, the sorcerers who fired the magic-laced bullet or the gang-lord master who used her mother as a shield. Both hunt the remnants of her pack and the only way Helena can protect them is using her newly-unleashed magic to lead the two factions away.
With a coveted book of spells as bait, she flees Miami and heads for her mother’s Minnesota hometown. There, salvation comes in the form of a dog rescue willing to take in a different kind of stray. The illusion of a peaceful life is seductive but with sorcerers and bounty hunters sniffing around every corner, Helena fights to keep her past, her pursuers, and her unstable power a secret.
Then she discovers it’s not the spell book her enemies are after, but Helena herself, and the strange power she can barely control. When her master’s bounty hunters threaten her new home, Helena realizes that protecting the people she’s grudgingly come to love leaves her with one option: join the sorcerers who killed her mother.

UNLEASH debuts on May 23rd!

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Lauren was raised by an impulsive furniture mover and an itinerant TV News professional in a string of homes up and down the East Coast of the United States. Eventually settling (sort of) in Raleigh, NC, Lauren befriended a band of whimsical nerds who found themselves de-facto beta readers for her scribblings.

After graduating from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where she studied English and Classics, Lauren moved to Tokyo, Japan for three years. While there, she studied Japanese, taught English, and fell in love with the hot drink section in the vending machines.

Now, Lauren balances a day-job of Cardiac Ultrasound with her passion for writing and other creative pursuits. She is the author of The Millroad Academy Exorcists novella series and an Assistant Editor at Orson Scott Card’s Intergalactic Medicine Show. Her narration and voice acting can be heard on Audible.com, EscapePod, and various short fiction podcasts.

Keep up with Lauren on the Words of a Feather podcast, her Patreon ( https://www.patreon.com/laurenbharris), or her website,www.laurenbharris.com

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New Book Release! Adult Contemporary Fantasy, UNLEASH

New Release! Jager Thunger by @alhilton

Jager Thunder comes out today!

Abigail Hilton has been posting all sorts of tantalizing things on her patreon – quotes from upcoming Jager Thunger – and then this art auction really takes the cake. Bid on ORIGINAL artwork from the ever-popular Cowry Catchers until 7 PM Eastern on Sunday April 16: https://www.ebid.net/us/users/abigailhilton/listings/

Here’s her podcast episode talking about the listing and other updates: episode 31. Only a few days left!

She is also posting the original Cowry Catchers episodes for her patreon fans. These include the original intro/outros so be aware that some of that news will be outdated. You can get the entire story with no intros/outros and improved sound quality from Audible.com – www.audible.com/pd/Sci-Fi-Fantasy/The-Guild-of-the-Cowry-Catchers-Audiobook/B00KY666DA/  You can also get the following books there, starting with The Scarlet Albatross.

 

 

And finally, here’s one of the teasers for Jager Thunder:

Coran looked at him skeptically. “And you are…?”

“Jaleel Holovar.”

The pegasus laughed. “A grishnard prince is asking a pegasus to help him retake his castle?”

“If you and your people don’t want to be slaves and food animals by morning, yes.”

–Jager Thunder – http://amzn.to/2ogVl1p

Abigail Hilton Moves to Patreon

Like many writers, Abigail Hilton has moved her content entirely to Patreon, so if you were following her blog you need to follow her on Patreon. She will no longer release podcasts on her blog.

The great news is that Patreon allows artists to give their followers free content as well as the extra content you can get if you are able to support Abigail Hilton. So, go to https://www.patreon.com/abigailhilton and click the follow button on the left to get access to her once-a-month free podcasts. Download the Patreon app to get a podcatcher-like experience.

You can also follow her new releases by subscribing to her mailing list. Here’s a direct link to the signup form.

The newest Jager Thunder excerpt is here – http://www.abigailhilton.com/sneak-peek/

Abigail Hilton also has a lot of great paid content. See her Patreon page for more details!

NaNoWriMo Advice abounds!

Several of us Pendragon Variety ladies are writing all the words for National Novel Writing Month, and if you’re striving alongside us, you’re about to enter week three, where many of us face a slump in word output. Maybe you’ve run through most of your outline and about to type “the end” at 20k. Maybe you’ve got loads of scenes left to write but the characters have gone left when you said right, or maybe it’s your energy that’s run off and real life is banging on your door.

Remember that NaNoWriMo is about enjoying the writing community and pushing yourself to make progress on that draft and possibly (gasp) learn things about how you write and/or why this story is/is not working for you.

Personally, I (Michelle) am working on a third book in a series and am struck once again by how many #$%@ing scenes there are to write and rewrite and notes here and timelines there and omg. One month will never be enough, but the concentrated output will give me a draft to work with and allow my brain to hyper-focus on this impossibly long thing. I’m definitely at the point in #NaNoWriMo where I feel like no matter how many words I write, there are so many left.

But never fear! NaNoWriMo offers a unique opportunity to commiserate with other writers. Advice abounds! So sit back for a moment and read something encouraging, connect with us on nanowrimo.org, twitter, and facebook, and go ahead and complain (or boast!) a little.

Cheers! And keep at it!

Listen to Abigail Hilton’s NaNoWriMo advice Here

View resources on outlining and more with Michelle Ristuccia’s NaNoWriMo Prep Talk

Connect with our Authors here

Us on NaNoWriMo.org:

http://nanowrimo.org/participants/mrsmica/

http://nanowrimo.org/participants/lscribeharris

http://nanowrimo.org/participants/riznphnx

http://nanowrimo.org/participants/princess-alethea

 

Publishing Industry News

Rebekkah Niles’ publishing news covering 9/5-9/23/2016 talks about Google Play Books, Publishers Weekly, QueryTracker and more.

 

 

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Publishing Industry News

‘Things I Know To Be True’ Wins 2017 Pushcart Prize

Kendra Fortmeyer’s “Things I know to be True” has won the 2017 Pushcart Prize!

Ms. Ristuccia has mentioned Fortmeyer on her blog before for her quality short fiction, and we are happy to welcome Fortmeyer to the PV Network. What better welcome than to highlight her recent award?

You can read an excerpt of ‘Things I Know To Be True,’ or purchase a copy of the stor, here, or share your thoughts about the piece on Goodreads.

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‘Things I Know To Be True’ Wins 2017 Pushcart Prize

Appearance: Oak City Comicon

Michelle Ristuccia will be at Oak City Comicon this Saturday the 16th, signing her science fiction chapbook, Premeditations! Stop by from 10am to 12pm to catch her at the North Carolina Speculative Fiction Foundation‘s vendor table at Oak City Comicon.

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Appearance: Oak City Comicon