‘Twas a dark and stormy night in a galaxy not that far away…

In a land far, far away, on a dark and stormy night, I sit typing away on my keyboard. Thoughts of family, friends, and other trivial things are far from me. I’m immersed into the lives of people living in the late 1880s in Athens, Tennessee. The final read through before sending the manuscript to the proofreaders was almost finished. Will I make it on time?

Two days earlier

I practically bounce around throughout the day. After finishing half of the final read through, I finally decide on a publication date. With beating heart and shaky fingers, I push the magic button that will make my book available for preorder about twelve hours later. Continue reading

The Kings Scrolls: a review and interview

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Do you remember my review of Resistance about a year ago? Well, I had the privilege of beta-reading the second book in the series and receiving an advanced reader copy to review for Jaye’s release tour. The second book in the Ilyon Chronicles Series, The King’s Scrolls is now available! For this blog tour, I am reviewing her newest book, The King’s Scrolls, as well as interviewing one of my favorite secondary characters, Liam Altair. Make sure you read to the end so you can enter the exciting giveaway.

Review

Warning: Do not read this book in the same room as other people if you don’t want them to see you cry or wonder why you are laughing.

About the Book:

Following the harrowing events that brought them to Landale Forest, Jace and Kyrin have settled comfortably into their new lives and the mission of protecting those under the emperor’s persecution. The fast approach of winter brings with it the anticipation of a quiet few months ahead. That is until the arrival of four mysterious, dragon-riding cretes who seek aid in a mission of great importance—not only to their own people, but to all followers of Elôm.

Hidden in the vast mining valley north of Valcré, a faithful crete has spent years sharing his knowledge with the destitute miners and their families and is known to possess what may be Arcacia’s last surviving copies of the King’s Scrolls—the Word of Elôm. Joining the cretes, those in Landale must find the crete teacher and bring him to safety, but it is a race against time. Should Daican’s men find him first, execution and the destruction of the Scrolls is certain.

When disaster strikes, all seems lost. Could Elôm have a plan even in the enemy’s triumph?

There is so much I wish I could say about this book, but I can’t because there would be too many spoilers. As much as I loved Resistance, in some ways, I think I liked The King’s Scrolls better. Continue reading

Wanted: Gang Members

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Do you like to read? Do you have an Amazon and/or Goodreads account? Do you have a blog? Would you be willing to join my team of readers, reviewers and bloggers? I would love to create an email list of people I can email when I have a new book to release. Continue reading

Questions

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I have recently been asked questions about how I published my books and if I have any advice on that. This has led me to a decision. I am going to write a blog series on the self-publication process. This series will include:

  • Resources I have used and recommend
  • Resources I have used and do not recommend
  • Marketing ideas
  • How to become an independently published author
  • My publishing journey
  • And probably more

Before I can really do this, I need your help. Do you have any specific questions you would like to have answered about the self-publication process? If so, either comment with your question(s) or email me at faith.blum.author@gmail.com and I will add your questions to my ever growing list.

Thank you and I look forward to sharing with my journey with you.