Tuesday, June 2, 2015

A to Z: Tunuftol Time Surprise!



Yes! My first novel and the following two books in the series 
-- Tunuftol's Fortress of Light, Secret of the Shielded, and The Jewel of Nirel respectively -- 
(Rafflecopter Giveaway below! TWO prizes!!!)

Two prizes!! You could win all 3 or your pick of one!

Ebooks with new covers are available. Printed copies have not updated the cover yet.

How the books came to be:

Smashwords ~ Kindle ~ B&N 
I first published Tunuftol's Fortress of Light on 12/12/12. The date was specifically chosen so that I could remember it. The first draft resulted from my first NaNoWriMo challenge. I'd reached the goal of 50,000 words in three weeks, but couldn't seem to stop writing. So, I didn't. Instead, I continued to write book two, then book three, and as sequences have it... I started book four after that.  

After I started writing the fourth book, I decided -- for better or worse I don't know -- to stop writing and go back to edit. After a couple rounds of edits, driving my family crazy with "here - read this" and "how does it sound now", my youngest daughter told me that it didn't completely suck.

Encouraged by the non-total suckiness, I edited more. After countless edits and revisions, I felt it was ready to face the world. So, I sent it in queries to a few agents.

Smshwords ~ Kindle ~ Nook
Not surprisingly, my queries DID suck. I'm sure none of the agents even got to the sample (if it was included). Looking back at them now... I'm really not surprised. Sad, but not surprised.

Anyway, to wrap this up, I did a few more rounds of edits and self-published.

About the Tunuftol world:

Tunuftol has the feel of a fantasy. Magic, powers, prophets & prophecies, elves, fairies, travelling on horse back, even sword fights. However, it's also very much a soft science fiction. They travel from Earth through a portal to another planet. Nyssa is a sentient planet. It modifies it's people and grants them names and powers that are partially inherited through their bloodlines (genetics) and partly because of something that Nyssa sees in the person.

Smashwords ~ Kindle ~ Nook
There are tunuftolates (small creatures indigenous to Nyssa) and many other amazing discoveries that show hidden elements of the science of this series. It's written for YA, but I strive to pull the readers along into Krissa's world as she goes. If you can't escape into a YA sci-fi/fantasy... why read it?

The characters are real. It's all real. I know them better than I know most people. Ask me a question about their motives, feelings, etc... I can tell you the why and how of it. (Not that I will if it's a secret or pivotal to the story line. No spoilers sweetie.)

I'm so excited about the new covers... What better way to celebrate than to have another giveaway? By the way... by following one of the items in the Rafflecopter, it also enters you in the giveaway mentioned earlier in my A to Z Challenge. ;)

Can't forget today's choices for blogs! And the choices are.... (drum roll please)....
  1. Green Bean Teen Queen - This lady is great! Love her style and personality that shows through.
  2. The Book Cellar - Cute site! Great review source.
  3. The Penguin Blog - From Penguin publishing house. Its setup reminds me of Pinterest. I like it.

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