Let the words begin!

It’s been a while since I’ve posted, but I have been writing, and working, and yes-even procrastinating!

So this year, 2016, I’ve decided to take a stand against laziness and general distractedness.

I’m doing for the very first time in my professional writing career,

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                                                                National Novel Writing Month!

The goal is to get 50k words out of the head so a story can immerge. I’m nervous and excited, but mostly determined to do this!

Some of my fellow publishing house author friends are in as well, so it will be nice to have support there.

So, as of Tuesday, November 1……………Let the words begin!

 

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The Best Things

We all know the saying, that some of the best things in life are free. True, and some things are free that are in the best interest of your life. Take my romance novel, Lavender Fields for example. (see what I did there!)

Wednesday, May 25th, on Amazon, you can get your free eBook copy and enjoy the journey of love, chance, and choices. You can get it ‘digitally signed’ as well.

Find out why readers are laughing, crying and fanning themselves over the story of Connor Donovan and Greye Fields. Can they overcome the obstacles to the love of a lifetime, or is tragedy doomed to be repeated?

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Eternal Journey Series Book 1-Lavender Fields

Their journey is one they didn’t expect,but one that wasn’t done with them yet. 

Enjoy the journey!

Cypress Groves – Book 2 of the Eternal Journey Series is almost finished!

 

Author Spotlight – Sara St. John

It is my pleasure to invite to Raegyn’s World, the lovely and talented

Sara St. John

Sara is a wife, mother,  author and good friend. I had the pleasure of asking Sara a few questions  during her visit.

I’m so glad to have you here Sara! So tell us, what is the name of your book?

It’s called Beloved (Book 1).

That’s a great title. Is Beloved published, if so, with whom?

It is published by Lulu publishing.

And what type of story is Beloved, and what is it about?

It is an epic love story! (Those are the best kinds of love stories!) A young woman, Kira meets a boy in a most special (supernatural) way, in her dreams – at least she thinks they’re her dreams.

Whoa, OK! My curiosity is piqued! May we get an excerpt, pretty please?

Though my eyes were closed, I could see him perfectly like I had in my dreams. My hands caressed his coarse black hair at the base of his head. I could feel the radiance of his smile forming in the corners of his mouth as he kissed me.

It was as if the whole world stood still. He wrapped his arm around my waist and pulled me closer to him. I couldn’t feel my legs anymore, and I was waging a war with my lungs trying to catch my breath again. I couldn’t hear anything else around us, just the sounds of our hearts beating.

So Sara, where did the inspiration for Beloved come from?

I had a dream similar to Kira’s, and felt compelled to write about it, and see where the characters took me.

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Tell me, what inspired the beautiful cover for the book? 

Oh, the woods… what mystery they’re filled with, so much life happens in the woods. Nothing like the smell of tall pines and earth.

Do you have a favorite ‘go to’ line or quote that inspires you?

“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me,” Philippians 4:13 That’s life without limitations! 

What is one thing people may not know about you that you can share?

I am a night owl! My most productive hours are between midnight and 5 am, though I am generally tired by 8pm, because of my nutty life- I often feel most inspired well into the wee morning hours. I’ve been this way since I was a kid, it used to drive my parents nuts!

 

Well, what’s important is you acknowledge and take advantage of your productive hours! OK, now for the fun questions!

How did you and I meet?

Good ole Facebook, FWG I believe… (I believe you’re right. Good things come out of the many groups to be found on FB!) 

If Hollywood cast your book into a movie, who would you see as your ‘dream’ cast of, and for which characters? Oh, for Michael I think we’d see a Zac Efron type guy. I think he would fit the part well.

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But….is he a dream?

And for Kira, I think I’d envision a Kristen Stewart looking gal. Those are the two that pop into my head at first thought.

I think the silver screen version would do nicely with your casting ideas! Next question,

 

Do you listen to music while you write? If yes, who inspires you OR what’s a soundtrack for this book? I love listening to Bon Iver, very calming, very mysterious/ whimsical sounding. Soothing to my soul.

Nice. Not familiar with Bon Iver, but it’s good you have soothing soul sounds! Sidebar: Do you dance? Ha! I guess I used to, back-in-the-day… Gosh, it’s been a while

Anyone who knows me, knows….it’s never too late to dance! (Alfonso Ribeiro/Carlton)

What is your guilty pleasure? (something you are passionate, or a nerd about) Healthy eating (when I’m behaving myself) sustainability, I would love to have a cabin in the woods with plenty of space to have a huge garden and at least some chickens. I would love to be able to make or grow the things we’ve become accustomed to buying in the store, cut out the middle man type thing.

That’s a great idea. I love to grow things, but not great at it! You garden, I’ll help pick!

Where can people find your books? Everywhere! Lulu, Barnes and Noble, Amazon… You know, the usual places.

Fantastic! Well, Sara, I wish you all the success in your writing adventures! Continue being the amazing woman you are!

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Here’s links to –Beloved (Book 1) and Beloved (Book 1) Amazon

 

 

 

 

Lavender Fields free eBook!

Have you seen the beautiful cover? Have you heard about the story of Greye Fields? Do you know where you can get a free copy of the eBook?

No you say?

Let me help you with that.

Mark your calendars – Wednesday, May 25th (a mere 3 weeks from now), the romance novel that refuses to be pigeon-holed and type-cast as just a romance, will be FREE on Amazon or through Solstice Publishing!

Find out what has readers laughing, crying and fanning themselves about.

Lavender Fields is the story of Greye Fields and Connor Donovan. They come from vastly different backgrounds with not much in common except an inexplicable connection that neither can deny. Their love doesn’t come easy, and they find what brought them together may be that which keeps them apart.

There’s tension, racism, rivalry, and family at the heart of a story about a journey that doesn’t end quite the way it begins.

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Eternal Journey Series Book 1-Lavender Fields

LAVENDER FIELDS

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What if love found the right people at the wrong time?

21 days from today! May 25th

Get your FREE copy and enjoy the first book in the Eternal Journey Series.

 

Feeling Lucky in Love

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! 

Tomorrow marks ONE year that my romance, Lavender Fields (Book 1 of the Eternal Journey Series) was accepted by my publisher, Solstice Publishing. Getting my book accepted and published was such an unbelievable dream come true. Was there any luck involved? Probably in some regard. I do however, believe firmly that good things happen when we put loving, positive intentions into what we do toward what we want in life.

Regardless, it was a labor of love, and I’m proud to have it to out to share with the world.

So, in honor of the Irish, (who are strongly featured in the book)I want to do a

Lucky in Love giveaway!!!

It’s simple, and anyone who’s received one of my giveaways knows the swag is pretty sweet!

In the comments, share your favorite love song, love story, or romance movie. It doesn’t have to reference anything Irish, but I’d love to see what you come up with if it does!

Winner will be chosen on the 31st of March, so you have plenty of time to enter.

Paste the emoticon in the File name field and click Open .

Good Luck!

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