I love making a check mark when I complete something on my never-ending list of things to do. This past week, I took care of a big one: Revamping the Story World website.
If you look up at the tabs, you'll see that my fantasy books and romance books are now separated. Finding a series should now be easier. Every series has a logo that will begin appearing around my website so you can click and go easily.
On the News page, you'll find my newest release, current news, a special feature book and offers for freebies when you sign up to my newsletter. There's still a bit more work to be done, but I hope you like the changes I've made so far.
Leave a comment on this blog and be entered to win an ebook copy of one of the Lavender Vale Farm books, or something from my fantasy series, if you'd like to try out one of the White Road Tales books.
Coming March 13th, the second installment in the Lavender Vale Series set in the small Texas town of Sweet Grove. In case you've not heard about this new series yet, the books are part of Melissa Storm's First Street Church Kindle World.
Each book in the world is available for only $1.99 or you can read free with a Kindle Unlimited membership.
If you'd like to find out more about this series, check out the First Street Church Page. More information and fun stuff will be available over the next couple of weeks when Love's Harmony goes live.
But for now, enjoy this little sneak peak...
Do you have a favorite Haleyism? Or maybe something another character said that made you laugh, cry, or think.
I'm looking for favorite quotes to make a few advertisement memes for Snow Belle and the other Madison Creek books. So, if there was a line you particularly liked, would you mind sharing it with me in the comments below?
If I pick your line, you will be entered into a drawing to win a $10.00 Amazon gift card, and a print version of one of the Madison Creek books. (Must be available in print.)
Be sure to leave the quote from the book in your comment to be included. You can share more than one.
If you read Raining Fools, then you'll know that story had a duel plot-line going on. One was between Stephen and Bekka as they maneuvered through several past hindrances in their relationship. The other continued Ethan and Haley's story, which was my intention for all the novel length books.
But when I wrote Sun Kisses, Ethan and Haley's separate story not only made the book much too long for the romance genre, but their story didn't mesh with Karen and Kelvin's story as well as it did in Raining Fools.
So, at my editor's urging, I took out the second plot line and only hinted about the troubles going on between Haley and Ethan. But nothing is ever wasted. I decided to simply focus on the couple in the next book, Winters End, which I'm working on now.
The fourth book in the Bed and Breakfast series will pretty much conclude the Winters-Madison couple's storyline. I say "pretty much" because future books will still mention them, but most likely will not have them as point of view characters.
Dreams... aspirations... goals....
All these are buzzwords around this time of year, aren't they?
Isn't that one reason we celebrate the beginning of each new year? To renew our aspirations for something better, to make changes (hopefully), and to set new goals?
Back in December, I started setting a few goals for this year. How many books I wanted to get out, how many new reader friends I hoped to make with my newsletter and on social media. Things like this. And more personal goals, too. Such as try to make myself take a break from work and enjoy life a little.
It's hard sometimes. I get all caught up in my aspirations to make a living at writing books, I end up with tunnel-vision and forget there's a real world out there. You know, roses to be smelled, sunrises and sunsets to watch. Things like that.
We need to take care with our dreams, you know?
If we're not careful, they can become heavy stones that we end up dragging along. Discouragement settles in because we lost our true vision in the first place. That's why I've found it necessary to let others in on my dreams. They help keep me grounded.
The other thing about dreams is that we need to make sure we've caught the right ones. That we not settling for something safe. Or that we're not chasing ones that never belonged to us in the first place. I did that and will share more about my chasing the wrong dream in my next blog post.
For now, I only wanted to toss this out to you for consideration...
Do you have a dream you are pursuing, or want to? Or maybe you have some dreams tucked neatly away in the back of your mind, but think they're better off put away for now. Maybe they are. Maybe they aren't?
Would you consider at least spending a little time this month with me, considering them, thinking about them, praying about them?
This month, I'm doing a few new things. All of them relate to Daring to Dream.
First is my monthly Giveaway--
That's right, I'm giving away another Reader's Gift box, along with a signed copy of Snow Belle. Why Snow Belle?
Through the Lord's Mercies we are not consumed...
because His compassions fail not.
They are new every morning!
Great is Your faithfulness!!
Well, hello there friends. With Thanksgiving coming up next week, I thought I'd let our favorite Bed and Breakfast hostess come talk to you about some of her favorite treats.
She's eager to tell you all about her favorite nut, and being one herself, I think it's safe to say she might know what she's talking about. (ha-ha)
Don't tell her I said that.
Anyway, without further ado, here's Madison Creek's favorite B&B owner...Haley!
Love blooms in Lavender Vale!
An interview with author Autumn Macarthur about the inspiration behind my upcoming new series release Love's Mercy- Book One of the Lavender Vale Series.
Hope on over there and take a look.
Do you love Inspirational Romances? Here's the place to find the latest scoop on new releases and more.
See you over there!
In the land of Alburnium live a race of enchanted beings, called the Logorians, who inhabit the White City. In celebration of the Prince’s birthday season, they’ve decided to gather together the first three books of the White Road Chronicles collection and bind them into one.
The bound volume, reveling in the beginning tales of the Illuminate children- Tarek and Alyra – along with their brave group of friends, will go out across the kingdom for all to enjoy.
However, the special collection will only be available during this magical celebration time. As the last glow of this season fades, so will the chance to attain this special offering come to an end.
Seize yours now…while time remains.
Looking for a Christmas gift for your favorite reader? You will be able to load someone's e-reader with the first three book from the White Road Chronicles for nearly half the price of purchasing them separately.
Haven't read the White Road Chronicles yet? Here's your chance to try out the series.
In this special edition, there will be a special note from me about the writing of Illuminated, Luminosity and Emanate. This offer will only be available until the end of 2017 and will only be offered in ebook format, at your favorite retailer.
Keep watch for when it releases on November 20th. Just in time for your Thanksgiving Holiday.
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.