Do you believe it’ll have been 5 years since I first released Blue Violet (Svatura #1) in August? And it’ll be 2 years from the series release with The Wild Rose Press in October. Crazy, crazy, crazy how time speeds up. In celebration of these upcoming milestones, 2 things are happening this month… JUNE 9th – PRICE DROP! All four individual books of the series … Read More Svatura Series – Boxed Set
One of the more unique characteristics in the Svatura series (at least in my opinion) came from two random suggestions, both from a somewhat unexpected source – my parents. First, a little background. The series features a group of people – known as the Svatura – who have extraordinary powers, each one a little different from any others and can be physical, mental, etc. … Read More The Origin of the Svatura Lights
I’m going to geek out in this blog post – just warning you up front. While I have a creative side that is expressed through my writing, by day I am a business analyst and totally love my spreadsheets. I am also a paranormal/fantasy/science fiction geek and I find details to be important in those genres. A major detail in the Svatura series, and … Read More Svatura Aging Timeline
The Svatura Series will be visiting paranormal romance blogs across the web with spotlights, interviews, reviews, and more. A giveaway will be on offer, of course. Stop by and say hello! This blog tour is being organized by Bewitching Blog Tours! Giveaways: a $25 Amazon gift card & Svatura Series 4-book eBook Package! October 12 – November 9 October 12 Spotlight Kristy Centeno http://booksbycenteno.com … Read More Svatura Series – Bewitching Blog Tour!
As many of you know, my upcoming releases – the 4 books of the Svatura series – were originally self-published. My publisher, The Wild Rose Press, contracted them in January and we’ll be released all 4 in October. It’s now been 3 years since I released the first book (my first book ever). In that time I’ve written 8 more books and several short stories; I’ve worked … Read More Taking Advantage of the Opportunity to Revise
CONGRATS TO: Grand Prize Winner: Anna K. Runner Up Winners: Debbie D. Laurie B. Jennifer S. Carole C. Patricia W. ****** I am re-releasing the 4 books of the Svatura Series – originally self-published, now new and improved – with my publisher, The Wild Rose Press. All four books will go on pre-order in September and release in October. I am so excited that I am … Read More The Season of the Svatura – Giveaways Galore
One of my favorite write-related memes says, “Be careful or you might end up in my book.” There’s a particular scene in one of my Svatura books that is an excellent, and ridiculous, example of this. A little history first… I wrote most of the Svatura series books while in the middle of my MBA program. It was a cohort style program, and I became really … Read More The Bubble Gum Scene
I’m working on edits for Crimson Dahlia this week and going through old notes to make sure I don’t change anything critical. I thought I’d share these character breakdowns with you for fun. These days – after taking an awesome workshop by Anna Stewart and Mel Curtis – I do a character breakdown before I start writing. I use a great book (The Complete Writer’s … Read More Character Breakdown: Lila & Ramsey