ExtraNormal Rebellion, the third book in the ExtraNormal Academy series, is scheduled to launch on May 23rd. The book is available for presale at a discounted price.
Let’s face it, the world is a crazy place right now. And as the globe seems to tip on its axis, I find myself wanting to escape into lighter fare than what I typically write.
Which is why I’ve chosen a fairy tale retelling for my next work in progress. I’ll be falling into the world of Luna Goldenbelle, a faerie godmother-in-training, who is given the chance to get the young shoemaker the prince has his eye on to the ball. If she fails, she’ll forever lose her opportunity to prove herself as worthy of the Goldenbelle name. Even worse, if the faerie godmothers fail to help the prince land his intended, the kingdom could be plundered into darkness.
That’s the rough idea. I’m in the world-building stage right now…more to come. But I’m so excited. I’m already enjoying the escapism from the world of viruses and pandemics.
Ever since the story of a boy named Harry who attended magical school called Hogwarts took the world by storm, readers have been captivated by paranormal coming of age stories sent on school campuses. Witches, wizards, vampires and more have found life in hundreds of books with an academy theme.
Academy books reached their peak a year or so ago, but still have a strong following, especially those take a unique approach.
As an author, I’ve struggled to find a home for my young adult series ExtraNormal. It crosses multiple genres—science fiction, paranormal, romance and suspense. While choosing a cover for the series—as I was writing the second book in the series—I had an ah ha moment that the one place I hadn’t classified it was academy.
And to be fair, it’s not a traditional academy. Yes, it’s paranormal. But there’s also the little detail of aliens. It’s unique enough, though, to fill the unique approach requirement of current academy books.
I’ll admit I feel a little like a fraud, putting the series into the classification after book one came out. I didn’t do it lightly. As I struggled with the decision, a wise friend said to me, “You’ll be called out with unhappy readers no matter what you do. What’s important is that you get it in front of the people who will appreciate it, and with your book that’s academy readers.”
So I went for it. And so far, feedback has been incredible. What about you? Are you an academy fan? Do you like yours traditional, or with a bit of a twist?
The first book in the series is available here.
I recently had a big celebration, (ten-years cancer-free, baby!) and wrote a post that was semi-popular giving the scope on what it really means to be cancer-free (it’s not all gumdrops and roses). I thought I’d share here, in case you’re interested.
If you’re a fan of reading, especially young adult fiction, or especially a great adventure mixed with a little romance, AND you’re a fan of wiping out cancer, you ought to hop over to Amazon and pre-order your copy of ExtraNormal Book One.
You can find the full story of why I’m donating 100% of my proceeds to cancer research here.
Long story short, I’m super happy to be alive. But I’ve left too many behind to stop fighting for a cure. Please join me by pre-ordering ExtraNormal the ebook.
And, if you’re thinking you’d like a paperback, hardback, or audio version, make sure you jump on my VIP list so you’ll know when they’re available. I’ll be making the same offer on the day they’re released.
https://amzn.to/2okei4fI never meant to publish short stories. But I admit I like it. I wrote as part of a writing project – pick one of your books and make a stand-alone short story before the story. I picked ExtraNormal, of course, and decided to use Mira’s best friend Geery as my main character, since everybody loves Geery. And I have to say it brings Geery to life and adds depth to ExtraNormal.
Thrown is just 15 minutes to read and free on Kindle Unlimited, or just .99 cents. If you’ve read ExtraNormal, you’ll love it. If you haven’t read ExtraNormal, but enjoy a creative story with tons of action, you’ll still love it.
Every competition has a loser…
The biggest competition ever on the planet Nreim is ending with an energy battle in an arena packed with more people than Geery has seen in one place in her lifetime. She’s beat out over 600 contestants to make the top three, an accomplishment she never expected. But now that she’s at the top, she wants to win more than ever. As she prepares for battle, she learns that the judging has been based on politics more than merit, and her competitor is now favored to win. Can Geery beat the crooked system and actually win the competition?