Thursday, February 28, 2013

Blog Tour -- Fractured Soul

Today I am thrilled to welcome back Rachel McClellan, who was kind enough to invite me to participate in her second blog tour. Sadly, I'm a couple of days late. Sorry, Rachel! Despite that, I still can't resist posting her info. 

I participated in the blog tour for Fractured Light when it was released, and I hope you'll all consider reading the sequel!

Fractured Soul 
Blog Tour Information

About Fractured Soul:
Llona will do whatever it takes to protect her new found friends and home, but the dark plot threatening Lucent Academy, a school that’s supposed to be a safe place for Auras, may be too powerful for even Llona to defeat. This fast-paced tale of love, loyalty, and overcoming the darkness will keep you on the edge of your seat until the last page!

What others are saying:
“I love these books! A kick-butt heroine and a hottie love interest, with a refreshingly original concept. Be prepared—once you start, these are hard to put down.”Paula Cotton, book reviewer at

Fractured Soul is a brilliant sequel, exceeding even the remarkable first book in the series. It will haunt your every waking moment between the times you’re reading it, and it will stay with you long after you’ve finished. It’s an amazingly well written and engrossing story that I highly recommend—after you’ve read the first one, of course.”Cindy Bennett, bestselling author of Geek Girl and Rapunzel Untangled

Author Bio:
Rachel McClellan was born and raised in Idaho, a place secretly known for its supernatural creatures. When she's not in her writing lair, she's partying with her husband and four crazy, yet lovable, children. Rachel's love for storytelling began as a child when the moon first possessed the night. For when the lights went out, her imagination painted a whole new world. And what a scary world it was...

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About Fractured Light
Llona Reese is used to living on the run. After the Vykens killed her parents, she knew they would eventually come for her too. She can’t take any chances. But when she starts to make friends for the first time in her life, she gets careless and lets her guard down. Big mistake.

As an Aura, Llona can manipulate light and harness its energy. But if she wants to survive, Llona will have to defy the Auran Council and learn to use her power as a weapon against the Vyken whose sole desire is to take her light. Now she’s caught in something even bigger than she can understand, with a power she can’t wield, and no one she can trust, except, just maybe, a mysterious stranger.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Guest Post--Alecia Stone

As many of you know, I love sharing the success stories of other writers and how they finally achieved the dream of a published story. Today, I get to do that again.
As a special addition to the Talisman of El blog tour, I am fortunate to have this fabulous guest post by author Alecia Stone,sharing her writing journey with us.


Guest Post: A Writer’s Journey

by Alecia Stone

Three years ago, I had an experience that changed my life. I wrote a book called Talisman Of El. Why or where the idea came from, I don’t know, but within seven months of deciding to bring the story to life, I had a completed manuscript. I had never attempted to write fiction before as I never planned on being an author. At the time I began writing my first book, I had only written poetry and a few short film scripts. And then this character just popped up out of nowhere, and suddenly, I had a story to tell.

After I had completed the manuscript and went through all the editing process, I decided I needed to do something with the book. I couldn’t just let it gather dust. I had no idea about publishing, so I did my research and found out that it was a good idea to get an agent. So, I learned how to write a query letter and sent off my submissions. I received a number of requests for the manuscripts and some rather interesting feedback. I did receive two offers for publication from two independent publishers which I later declined as one of the feedbacks I received from an agent gave me the encouragement I needed to go about publishing this book myself. The submission process was a great learning tool, and it took me one step closer to realising how important this book was to me and how passionate I was about the story.

I’ll be honest. Writing a novel is hard work. Publishing a book is even harder. Marketing a book is on another level to writing and publishing. But, one thing can be said about all of them and it’s that they all require dedication and, more importantly, passion. I think, ultimately, every writer has to learn what’s right for them and take that path. I went from dreaming about writing a feature film script to having an Amazon bestselling novel and learning a hell of a lot about the publishing process. It just goes to show that life is full of surprises, and this was a pleasant one.

Author Bio:

Alecia Stone has been in love with anything and everything paranormal for many years. She grad­u­ated with a BA in Film & TV and has worked in tele­vi­sion for a short period of time before branch­ing out into storytelling. When she isn't writ­ing, she enjoys going to the movies, lis­ten­ing to music, and travelling. Talisman Of El is her first novel. She currently lives in England, UK.


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