As moderator of a book promo group on facebook, I get to see the copycats almost ad nauseam. Books all look the same after a while. And while the premise of copying another’s ideas is repulsive to me as both a science fiction author and as a dedicated historian, I do genuinely see some success in these authors following those formulas — if the measure of success is Amazon rankings in any event. But open these books and the blandness of copycatting shows itself. The writing la
Good-bye A672E92 Quintus is chronologically the first book in the Peers of Beinan Series. However it was actually written FOURTH of the six books. I love a great book series. From the JRR Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings to Marion Zimmer Bradley’s Avalon Series, I find it satisfying to stay within the same world, getting to know characters, places, and events intimately. It’s one reason why serialized fiction is so popular and entertaining. Like both my aforementioned literary m
Effective the 12th of April 2015 all regular Peers of Beinan series books are now name your own price on Smashwords. The two books that are staying regular price are the two you expect: the Legacy of Princess Anlei Trilogy edition and The Complete Series volume because these contain multiple books at already low prices. Name your own price is only available on Smashwords; on all other retailers such as Amazon, Barnes/Noble, and iBookstore the books are all at their regular
Parents names: Storm and Majesty Character’s Date of Birth: 24th day of the 11th month, year of reason 324 Place of Birth: Stables of Lord Harold of Fortesdale Book appearing in: Seventh Night Profile: Thunder is a black winged unicorn with a gold horn and unusually large for his breed. He’s head strong and loyal and loves attention, particularly from his rider Phillip, who acquired a giant’s saddle from a trio of passing showmen. Thunder loves to fly, with or without his
The Ghosts of the Past continues the Legacy of Princess Anlei Series as its exciting middle chapter. Find the Ghosts of the Past in paperback, kindle, and nook editions. The following excerpt is highly unusual: it is the final two pages of the book, its epilogue. Epilogue: “On BE 6961, beinor 154, my mother, Queen Constance the Kind, sacrificed everything to give me my one chance at escaping the weapon systems under Lord Yelu’s control. Hating Yelu as much as she loved Lor
Today’s character is Lord Master Bowman Malvyn of house Balister Character name: Lord Malvyn Parents names: Lady Archer Kluane and Lord Archer Brion of house Balister. Character’s Date of Birth: OW 48539, beinor 99 Place of Birth: the borough of Richmarche on A672E92 Quintus Book appearing in: Good-bye A672E92 Quintus Profile: The son of Balistrian guildmistress Lady Archer Kluane and her husband Lord Brion, Lord Malvyn mastered both heritage and modern bows as a young chi
Next up is my look at why sex and violence seem to outsell more conservative fare. cover art to Fifty Shades of Grey — one of the worst written and most poorly edited bestsellers of all time Shock Fiction: What Popularity of Horror and Erotica Genres Say About Our Culture A Look at the Popularity of Sex and Violence in the Media February 8th, 2014 Sex and violence sell. For decades we’ve seen the connection between book/movie/music popularity and graphic violence/graphic sex.
Here is Princess Anlei’s personal heraldry featuring the Gurun coronet royal under the Beinarian star on a field of Beinarian royal blue. Princess Anlei is the central character of “The Great Succession Crisis,” book one of the Peers of Beinan series and part one of the Anlei’s Legacy Arc. For more information about the princess, check out http://www.peersofbeinan.com/Princess-Anlei.html or discover the Kindle book at http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00B9IBFCY –Laurel A. Rockefeller