Oh my, but there's a lot of stuff going on in May!
This is one of my favorite months. The flowers are blooming, the trees are decked in fresh greenery, and the temperatures are warm, but not too hot.
I love looking up at the azure-blue sky. There's almost always a scattering of puffy white clouds, you know? The mornings are cool and everything is covered in a thin layer of dew. I love how the sun skips off the damp leaves in a sparkling burst of light.
And the flowers in my garden love this month, too! Their blooms stand tall and proud. I can't help but think they so full of joy and merriment.
Yes, May is a month of Merriment and Joy. And lots of fun events, special deals and new releases. Click the read more to find out what's happening. I'll probably add a few things as the month progresses.
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I'm so excited to finally be able to present a sample of the next Chronicles of Alburnium story-- Part two of the Lionheart Province.
Click the Read More button for the first three chapters of Silver and Light. After you've read them, let me know what you think. Look for the release of the whole book in the next few days!!
Like spring storms and warm days, this month has breezed by with so much going on, I'm not even sure what day it is most of the time.
I'd meant to post this sooner, but halfway through the month is better than not at all. I'd hate for you to miss out on the great special book deals and giveaways happening this week and next. I'll be adding to this post as more events come up, so check back when you think about it.
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How is your month going so far? Wonderful, I hope.
Welcome to the Encircled Blog Tour.
I joined in with this tour because I know that if you've read my Chronicles of Alburnium or Grimwood Legacy Books, then you love fairytale retellings. And if you love fairytale retellings, then you're going to love Encircled.
As of the time I've written out this post, I've read a few of the enchanting stories included in the anthology collection. I've enjoyed each one and have gone on to check out what else these authors write.
Interested in learning more? Check out the complete blog tour. Links at the bottom of this post. Be sure to enter to win the great prizes they are giving away. Check out the rafflecopter to enter to win. There's so much to do in this one little post. Enjoy yourself.
A Dream Within A Dream is the second book in the Dreamworld Duology Books. If you like dark fantasy, then you might want to give this book a try. Read more about this new release below.
I have not had a chance to read this story yet, so this is only a feature of this series, not a recommendation.
Welcome to the Spring Into Christian Books Blog Hop!
Thank you for stopping by.
Spring is almost here! Fresh blooms, the leaves bursting from dormant trees, and (hopefully) warmer weather. I know some of you are still dealing with snow storms. Here in Texas, the storms have consisted of a ton of rain and fierce winds. Then, the next morning, the sun peeks out, everything sparkles, the fresh loamy scents fill my senses, and hope for better days ahead blooms!
Today I'm sharing a fun little story with you that I wrote one spring several years ago. It's just a silly little piece about Spring's arrival, but I hope you enjoy it.
After the story, there will be an offer to leave a comment for a chance to win one of my novella collections. Details at the end of post. And finally, you'll find the links to all the other Blog Hop participants at the very end.
Thanks again for stopping in! Grab yourself a cup of tea or coffee (or whatever your favorite beverage is) and let's visit for a spell while I tell you all about Spring's Folly...
I wish to cordially invite you to join me in celebrating the second book in a new billionaire romance series.
Coming March 8th, the second book in the Grimwood Legacy series will release. My Charming Billionaire is about the youngest brother, Jeremy Grimwood, who has just inherited a portion of his father's billion dollar conglomerate.
He has lived the charmed life. She only has her devoted seven workers to depend on in this modern day Snow White retelling.
Jeremy Grimwood followed in his father's footsteps and went to work at the family's investment bank. But his life has become dismal and is racing toward a dead end. Until he joins his family at their favorite ski resort. There he runs into his longtime friend, Melody Carson, whom he's had a crush on for as long as he could remember.
Melody Carson inherited the Sky High ski resort when her parents passed away in an accident. The resort has been in her family for the past four generations. Now her mountain refuge is about to collapse on itself and the predators are circling.
Jeremy wants to help Melody and maybe get himself out of the friend-zone. But Melody has built a protective wall around herself and refuses to accept hand-outs or take advantage of her friends.
Will Jeremy ever be able to break through Melody's icy fortress so she can see true prince he wishes to be?
Archetype. It means an original pattern of which all other similar persons, objects, or concepts are derived, copied, modeled, or emulated.
Basically, archetypes come from the basic personality types that make up all people. And we take those strong personality types to create our larger-than-life characters. I think, the more thought and planning one puts into developing a fictional character, by weaving in a few realistic traits, the more three dimensional of a character ends up coming alive on the pages.
These are our Frodo's, our Aslan's, Harry's, Peter Pan's and I can go on. Those characters that stick with us, are unforgettable and so realistic that readers talk and think about them as if they were real people, indeed.
Today, I'll go over some of the archetypes that are most popular. These are ones that have resonated most over the past generations of literature.
Welcome to the final day of our Valentines Countdown to Great Giveaways!
I hope you've come away with more than just a load of books and gifts, I hope you've found some treasures along the way to store in your heart.
Today, I'd like to finish up our countdown by talking to you all about the Language of LOVE.
Jackie Castle is an author, artist and dreamer. She lives in Texas with her husband, two grown children and her dog, Banjo. She looks for the extraordinary in the ordinary in everything she experiences.
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