So 2015 is going to be a super busy and exciting time for me! First of all, my publishing company, Witty Bard Publishing, is coming up on its first year anniversary! And it is still going strong.
My life as a writer is going to be much busier in 2015 as well. I will officially become a published author at the end of January or beginning of February! I am about 2/3 of the way through my first novel, The Bridge ~ Inner City: Gargoyles and it is being edited as I go so that I can meet my deadline.
I will also be participating in Love Spanks 2014, over at Governing Ana, on February 6-8.
And, I will be working on a Beyond Fairytales story for Jack and the Beanstalk; I hope to give it a f/f spin and face-lift.
Here is a snippet from my current novel:
You see, things aren’t always exactly as they appear. This world that we live in isn’t just comprised of humans, as most think. No, various types of magical creatures and fae exist; walking around in this world are many varieties of fantastical beings. Everything from gnomes, fairies, and imps, to true magic users share this existence. And as you would expect, where there are good and law-abiding creatures, there are also more heinous beings that would run amok; some of the more prevalent being goblins, minotaurs, and wraiths.
In order to keep things moving smoothly, and to ensure the safety of the mortals and fae that call Cincinnati home, there are Trolls posted on each bridge and road into the city. Each Troll greets the creatures that wish to enter into the mortal realm from the Under-Veil by way of these bridges and roads, the gateways into the city. The Trolls require each visitor to pay their toll and agree to cause no harm. If they do so, then they are granted access; if they don’t, then the Trolls will dispatch them back through the Under-Veil with extreme prejudice.
What do we Gargoyles—or Goyles as we call ourselves—do, you may ask? We are the city’s enforcers. We guard the people of the metropolis around our “homes,” otherwise known as our nexus, to which we are shadow-bound. We keep an eye on things in the city, both human and supernatural. And we’re always around to help a Troll when needed, but most of the time we keep the peace in the city between the fae and the mortals who live here.
I relished the rain as it began to pour. Once more, I reached out to my beloved. I took a deep cleansing breath, and smiled. Besides the night guard Henderson, and Smitty the janitor, I was finally alone with her again, then I sighed in resignation, and with Declan I suppose. Time for a drink.
With that thought, I slid from my perch on the clock tower, silently padding down the grade of its roof, and slipped onto the maintenance platform that wraped the base of the clock tower. With one hand on its ledge, I swung and released myself over a lower platform that connects each of the building’s peaks. From there, I stalked west on the platform before leaping to a lower platform yet again and, with one final silent hop down the remaining two stories, landed on the ground. With a loving look toward my favorite perch on the clock tower, I walked to meet Declan in the courtyard parking area.
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Have an amazing day!