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...
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.
If you subscribe to my newsletter, then you know I often features books from friends each week.
These are not necessarily books that I've read, but I do try to feature books from authors who write clean stories in my genres. So, with that said, I encourage you to always check the book out before you purchase. Read reviews, read the blurb, make sure it is something you are comfortable with.
One more disclaimer on prices: They are subject to change and I have no control over that. Some are on Kindle Unlimited (if you are a member, you'll be able to read them for free.
Did you know that you can try out a Kindle Unlimited Membership free for the first 30 days?
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Last year I released The Heart Collector and I must say, it's one of my favorite Madison Creek Township novellas.
When I was younger, I heard about someone writing a letter to their "older" self concerning the guy they hoped to eventually marry. I thought that was a brilliant idea! So, I did the same thing.
You know, planning out these thing in advance is prudent for a young girl who has a whole life spread out before her.
I kept that letter in my special box, waiting year after year for me to open before I married Mr. Right.
And that night before my wedding, I opened my secret box, pulled out the yellowed envelope, and slowly opened it. The penmanship was in childish print, odd sized letters and hearts over the i's. The paper was torn from a school notebook and still had the ripped tabs running down the side.
Taking a deep breath, I read through the letter, written by my younger self.
I'd like to start off wishing everyone a happy New Year!
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Collecting hearts helped Sara to keep from losing hope.
Sara stared at the heart-shaped stone. She scooped it up and placed it in her pocket to put in her treasured collection. This kind of hearts couldn’t be broken. Not like hers had been shattered after losing her husband.
Fear rules her heart now. Fear of loss. Of more brokenness. Yes, the little stone hearts are safe.
Daniel stared at the old note he’d found cleaning his desk. Long ago, his childhood sweetheart had made a list of what she expected in a husband. He crumpled the paper. Years ago, he’d set out to meet those requirements only to lose Sara to another man. One who met none of her expectations!
Now she’s back in town, broken and in need of help, along with her pre-teen son.
Daniel turned his thoughts away from her.
She’d broken his heart once before.
He wouldn’t let it happen again.
Is love strong enough to mend broken hearts?
A story of second chances rising from the ashes of fear and loss.
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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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