is Dona Watson. Congratulations on winning this really kewl book, Dona. If you’ll take a moment to send me your address, I’ll get this book in the mail!!
Now–for this week’s FREE BOOK — DARK HOUR, book one of the Serpent Moon Trilogy by Ginger Garrett. I confess I have not read this book, but NavPress was so very kind to send two (I won one from Lena Dooley’s blog), so I’m spotlighting it briefly to bless someone else. the back of this book reads: “One of the darkest and bloodiest stories of all time comes not from a medieval battelfield but from inside one of the most opulent palaces ever built. The strategies come not from men eager to extend their influence but from women bent on exercising their wit and prowess in a kingdom not their own. Treason and murder are fair game. Marriage is manipulation, a means to an end. Children are the enemy. and the days of the House of David are numbered–unless one woman can find the strength to conquer them all.“
WOWZERS~! doesn’t that sound wonderful? I know I plan to dig into this book very soon. So, drop a comment if you’d like to be entered into the book for a free drawing. And since I’m not “officially” promoting this book, I’m going to cheat a bit and link here to Neen’s online chapter/interview for Dark Hour.
It’s been a busy week since I last posted. My revisions on MZ are finished, and I mailed them off to the agent Monday evening. He should have them by week’s end. I admit that I’m scared. I mean, he wanted a satisfying ending. Well, I’m not sure about you, but what’s satisifying to me may not be satisfying to you or to someone else. Ya know? I like my ending. It’s the way **I** wanted it and originally wrote it. But what if the agent doesn’t like the rewrite? Where does that leave me? You’re probably saying, send it to another agent. Well, I have sent it to all the ones that I’ve been able to get my foot in the door with. So, if you know someone… LOL
My entire publishing career (can I call it that, yet??) is in God’s hands. Come rain or shine, I will praise Him.
Whoa. Got to rambling, didn’t I? 😀 Sorry. Which reminds me…I’m starting a new space opera. What’s amazing to me is how *easily* I can write the space operas. The spy thrillers, well that takes research, research, research, not to mention how HARD they are to write. But these space operas just ignite me. I love writing them. They come as natural to me as breathing. I’m getting bold (Stuart would be proud of me LOL) this time–using a non-human creature. Tis a bold step for this gal. It has a Protector , a gifted girl, a gangly youth, an old man (think Gandalf), and a secret assassin. One of them is the Lost Heir to a kingdom that is under foreign control. As they make the treacherous journey across enemy territory, can they survive predators, including the secret assassin who must kill the heir once discovered?
Sounds kewl! Can’t wait to start reading it!
Okay, I think it’s about time I ask! What’s a Space Opera?
BTW, I WANT that book! So enter me in and trot on over to Portrait. I’ve got my own book give-a-way going on.
For space opera, the classic, best-known is Star Wars. Um, if you’re familiar with Christian speculative fiction, then another would be Kathy Tyer’s Firebird. My story, Brand & Bound, is a space opera, as is this new one I’m writing.
Wow, sounds way cool, Ronie!
Yeah, it sounds great. And it’s wonderful to find something that you can write that comes as natural as breathing. I love it when that happens.
You have an awesome imagination. The way you can create new worlds and come up with such cool names is amazing. Go Ronie. Can’t wait to read the rest of the story.
Sounds fantastic! I’d love to be entered for Dark Hour, too..thanks!