Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Guest Post - RhoXie Mans

Hello, I am the craziness known as RhoXie Mans, and I blog at Books, Braids, and Born Again.

That pretty much sums me up. And my latest WIP is for the Rooglewood Press short story contest. Of course, it’s a Snow White retelling. Actually, it’s my first fairy tale retelling ever (unless you count a two page Sleeping Beauty one I wrote when I was six). So onward to Day and Night!

The Kingdom of Night and the Kingdom of Day:
Kingdoms bound by a broken treaty and the magical Rules. Two very separate Kingdoms in one space. Nightdwellers and Daydwellers hate only one thing more than each other. The Princess Celestia.
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Queen Luna of Night:
The narrator of the tale. Also the evil queen. She has made herself cold and distant because of a wrong in her youth. In her step-daughter, she sees a constant reminder of that wrong, but she also sees her husband Ray, King of Day.

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Princess Celestia of Day:
The daughter of a dying king. A child desperate for a mother’s love. She rules her father’s king as best she can, hated by both Day and Night.

Prince Robert of Dinland:
A visiting royal. The hider of a secret. His visit is of use to Luna, and Celestia knows that.

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Minister Thanos of Night:
A loyal servant of Night. The only friend of a queen. He served Luna’s father and has only ever made one mistake.

King Ray of Day:
Breaker of a single promise. Husband of a Nightdweller. He lies dying far from his wife and daughter, but he still affects their lives.

And that, my friends, is the cast of Day and Night. Seriously, parts of the story are so sad, but others have this harsh anger and pain. But all of it tells (I hope) a story of forgiveness.

P.S Be sure to read Kendra’s much better post on my blog, Books, Braids, and Born Again!

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Hello 2018!

2018 has descended upon us and I'm raring and tearing to attack it. 2017 was good - I overhauled my bookshelf, rocked my first Indie e-Con, published Poison Kiss, and managed to submit a story to the Rooglewood contest for the first (and sadly, last, because this is their last contest) time.

But I'm ready for 2018, because this is the year that I'm going to fall in love.

(Well, I can hope, at any rate)

First of all, I have The Worth of a King releasing this year. I'm not quiiiiiite done with writing the story, but I'm close enough to be confident of my release date. And to put out a cry for beta readers.

I'll be sending it out by part - it's three parts long, and each part is 30,000 - 40,000 words. I will need all feedback by the end of July.

And ... after weeks of tossing back and forth concept covers that didn't quite feel right, Alea Harper and I finalized Worth's cover yesterday. It is gorgeous and I don't want to just sit on it, so I'm going to go ahead and reveal the cover on my birthday, February 7th. Sign-up is open until January 31st. I'll be announcing the release date with the cover.

I have a few other writing/publication goals for this year, as I posted on instagram:

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For now, my other biggie is Indie e-Con, which is happening May 21st-26th. You can find the details on the GiraffeCrafts blog, where it will be hosted this year. Toodle pip, everyone. I have work, so I'll talk with you all tonight, when I get off.

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