Thursday, July 31, 2014

Movie Giveaway, Immortal Tempest Countdown!

Yeah I know I missed a day. Sorry about that, but life has been nothing short
of insanity around this place. 

For today I want to talk about where and how I come up with my best
ideas. 
When I hit a writing wall I tend to wander off and do something else, because
swearing at my computer for two hours is not productive. 
Yes, I have been known to fling more then just a few choice words when aggravated. It is
just part of my loveable personality.

When this happens I usually busy myself with the back-up of house work. Mainly dishes.
Yep, I wash dish when I hit a roadblock.
Why?
Because it is mindless work.

I can daydream the whole time I am washing. I even make a little ritual out of it. 
Setting up my area and lighting incense in the 
window over the sink. 
You can always tell I am doing dishes when you smell Dragon's Blood.

When I don't have dishes to do I like to cook. Basically all my awesome ideas
happen while I am in the middle of dancing like goof
in my kitchen cooking or cleaning.

I have even been known to stop in the middle of cooking and start writing again.
Hey, you can't pick when the ideas come you just have to roll with them.

That is all from me today, so make sure you sign up for the giveaway
and here is another teaser from Immortal Tempest.
Look for it
Monday August 4, 2014

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

GiveAway Day 2 & Inspiration

Yep today I am going to talk about the inspiration behind Immortal Tempest.
The idea behind the original story came to me while I was watching
Vampire In Brooklyn.
I was just sitting there enjoying the movie when a thought struck me. Wouldn't
it be cool is vampires invaded Hyrule.
Why Hyrule?
 Because at that point in my life I was all about Zelda Fan Fictions.
Yes this story started out as a Zelda Fan Fiction,
No I will not share or post it, because I don't want to give anything away
AND
I wrote it when I was 15. Nothing I wrote at age 15 is good.
Anyways, so I wrote a series of fan fictions based off the idea that Hyrule was
invaded with vampires. The stories also served as a background for my Zelda Role Playing
character, Mysterious.
Yep I worked her into a Zelda Role Playing, because it was fun and everyone
loved her. 
Yes today's post is short and sweet, but hey I have a big day today.
So that is enough out me, and make sure you enter the giveaway before click out.
Catch Immortal Tempest Monday, August 4th
(teaser below)

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Monday, July 28, 2014

Movie Weekend Giveaway & Release CountDown


Next Monday I will be releasing my first book, Immortal Tempest.
For the next seven days leading up to the release I will be sharing information about the 
creation of Immortal Tempest. Everything from inspiration to the characters funny
corks.
 I will also be giving away a $25 Fandango Gift Card to help us all relax at the
end of this crazy week. 

So enter below and read a little bit about how Immortal Tempest got started. :)

The Evolution of Serenity
To start off my countdown to release and my Movie Weekend giveaway, I'm going to tell you a little about how the main character in Immortal Tempest came to be.
The main character, Serenity, is actually one of my oldest role playing characters. A branch from my very first role playing character named Sage. Yes, I am a role player, which should not be surprising in the least. I have been free form role playing since I was fourteen, that is just around fifteen years for me and if I wasn't so busy I would still be doing it till this day. 
^Me Role Playing
Problem is real life tends to get in the way, and I only role play with one other person now through email. She is easily my bestfriend in the whole world though we have never met in person. One day though, one day.
Ok, back on topic.
I started role playing in chatrooms and at that time I used the name Sage aka Mysterious Hylian Warrior(that was my user name but I played many characters under it)… Yeah that's right I was all about Zelda then and I'm all about Zelda now.
 From there my name ended up getting shortened to MHW, and the character changed from Sage to a darker character. After that my name shortened again to just Mysterious.
That name served not only as my username but also the name of my main role playing character.
Now you might think that it is a strange name for a character or anyone, but believe it or not it has grown on me over the years and calling her anything else weakens the character.
 So where does Serenity come in?
Serenity was the name I gave to Mysterious as her mortal/normal self in a role play where a more softer, human side of Mysterious came out from her past.
The character of Serenity in this book is based off of Mysterious I just choose to use her other name (or did I?)
 So for those of you who have role played with me in the past you know what you are getting into with this book. For those who haven't…
Lets just say you are in for a wild ride.
Also the story of Mysterious (aka Serenity) is on going. So if you fall in love with her don't worry there is plenty of story to go.



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Sunday, July 27, 2014

Release Day Count Down!


I like to try and think of unique ways to lead up to different events, so this week leading up to the release of Immortal Tempest I am going to be doing a fact countdown.
COMING AUGUST 4TH
I have always found it interesting the different process people use or thoughts that run through their heads during the creative process. This week I will be sharing my process and fun facts about my very first book EVER!!!
Check here every day to find out another fun fact about the book, my process, and how crazy I made my husband in the months it took me to write the book.
I will also be doing a giveaway so you can relax just like I will be doing at the end of this crazy week. How do I like to relax? I am going to see Guardians of the Galaxy and because of that I will be giving away $25 Fandango gift card so we can all go to a movie and relax.
Starting tomorrow make it a habit of visiting this blog every day for a chance to enter the giveaway (or sneak into a new giveaway ;) ), and also learn a little more about Immortal Tempest and the insanity that lead me here.
In meantime here is a blurb and teaser from Immortal Tempest.

BLURB
 "I would no longer be a mortal servant, a pet kept for sick entertainment. I had been chosen for initiation, to become one of the immortals…A vampire.

My transition continued on far longer than any other, filling my body with a pain that was beyond the natural senses. After four days of writhing in the burning change I blacked out, and what woke in my place was not a vampire. It was in a word…Chaos."

No longer an average mortal and far from a vampire, Serenity is an unnatural force that rivals anything found in the planes of the Underworld. An advantage that her master uses in his quest to conquer the mortal world, while luring her into his bed with seductive promises. A flawless venture until they reach the city of Tentusa.

Now three centuries of loyalty between master and servant are shaken by a deep connection to land they wish to conquer. Serenity's disobedience grows stronger with each passing hour, fueling her master's impatient need to tame the wild creature that lives within her.

Lightening steals the coming darkness, thunder echoes against the rolling hills as the war inside Serenity starts to stir. Which is stronger… the person, the desire, or the creature?
Remember to check back tomorrow for your chance to enter the giveaway.
 

Friday, July 25, 2014

Made My Day

As anyone that reads my blog knows I am working on putting out my first book next month,
which is a big deal for anyone in my position.
Now I have gotten compliments from my beta readers and editors, but 
yesterday I was at a farmers market with my mom.
Out of the blue we ran into one of my mom's bosses who beta read my book and her bestfriend.
When I was introduced to her friend the woman shook my hand
and her face got all bright and excited, and then she said:
 
"You wrote that book! You have some very awesome and interesting sentences in your head."
I guess my mom's boss shared the book with her and it has been
the hot topic at the office, and while that comment might seem a little strange
it was meant as a compliment.
This just made a crappy day for me. Hearing people compliment my work online and through
emails is awesome, who doesn't like a compliment.
But meeting someone in person that loved my book and hearing something like that
just puts you on cloud nine. 
Now I am even more pumped to release!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Alexxxa

One of my favorite authors has a new book out.
While I would like to tell you how awesome it is, I haven't had a chance
to read it yet.
BUT
it is on my to read list right there at the top.
Check out the fabulous cover below and some info about the book,
then rush off and get your copy now...because I said so.

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Title: AleXXXa
Author: D.T. Dyllin
Series: Standalone
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Tik Tok Press
Cover artist: Lindsay Tiry
Out 
NOW!!
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Get your Copy below!

Synopsis: 
Love and sex, sex and love… Can you have one without the other? As a world famous porn star, Alexa James thinks she has everything all figured out. But what happens when someone who gets paid to have sex has an existential crisis? Suddenly sex isn’t enough, and love seems out of reach. Will Alexa’s career choice permanently crush her spirit? Or will she discover that real love is about more than just the physical?



ABOUT THE AUTHOR
D.T. Dyllin is a Bestselling Romance Author who writes in both New Adult and Adult genres. She is a member of the RWA (Romance Writers of America) and also her local chapter, the MCRW (Music City Romance Writers).

D.T. was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Black & Gold for life, baby!) She now lives in Nashville, Tennessee with her husband and two spoiled GSDs.

Monday, July 7, 2014

COVER REVEAL- IMMORTAL TEMPEST

You guys do not know how long I have been waiting for this day!
Seriously I have been sitting on this cover for over a
MONTH.

I had thought about flashing it around a few times, but didn't want my
writing rut to return. So for the safety of everyone I just
kept it to myself.

But now I can share it with everyone!
At long last I give to the first in the
Opsona Journey Series
IMMORTAL TEMPEST

Pretty snazzy

Check back throughout the next few weeks for more treats including
more teasers, artwork sketches, (like I would do a book and not
put illustrations in it. I thought you guys knew me better!) and a book trailer.
Follow me on Facebook if you want instant details.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Immortal Tempest Teaster!

Over the last month I haven't really been updating my blog. I know that is awful of me, but I have been working on my first book!

At this point I am happy...No. Ecstatic to have completed the first round of edits and hope to have the novella out later this month. Fingers crossed of course. As a treat I will posting teasers on my Facebook page 
leading up to a cover reveal on Monday!
So follow me on Facebook and get each tasty bit of eye candy as its posted!

IMMORTAL TEMPEST
Book 1 of The Opsona Journey Series


Tuesday, July 1, 2014

!!SUMMER SALE!!

I know I haven't been around much and that is because I have something awesome
coming out very soon.

But right now I am having an Illustration Sale!
That's right I am discounting my prices hoping to fill my month of July with
tons of work to distract from the heat!

If you have any questions you can always comment or email me at
If you want to see more of my work visit my site:
(keep in mind these are prices for digital files, if you want prints you will have to cover the
cost of the prints.)