To celebrate the release of my new novel Shattered Images…A Paranormal Thriller, I am hosting a book giveaway contest. The contest will run from July 27th thru August 10th. The book will be published and ready for sale by August 10th, so lets all celebrate! Follow the link below for more information on how to enter. Two winners will be chosen by Rafflecopter
In Shattered Images, Jolynn Raymond introduces the Connelly Witches. They are a family whose magical talents date back hundreds of years. Those who bestowed the powers had only one command, protect mankind from the demons who would torment and destroy them.
Rachel Connelly-Grey is a woman who has turned her back on her family’s magical heritage and responsibilities in order to be with the man she loves. She soon learns that forsaking her birthright and wishing for solitude from the family she must remain close to has horrible consequences, ones that she is no longer prepared to fight against.
While her family searches for her, Rachel must fight a demon that is determined to wipe out her family one witch at a time. Though he starts with Rachel, his evil touches her little girl, who sees all that is happening to her mother in horrifying visions.
Can the Connelly witches come together in time to save Rachel and stop the evil that will destroy their clan or will Syrull, the Demon of Reflections, be allowed to begin his annihilation of the Connelly Witches by trapping Rachel in a hellish dimension before moving on to kill all who bear the Connelly name?
What does one do when the story they have written is a whopping 450,000 words? Many have said that books shouldn’t be over 100,000 words, especially in this day and age of the ADHD society. The paperback version will be too costly to print, and the e-book reader doesn’t want to invest the time, or so they say. So here I am left attempting to split apart a story that has a lot of small plot lines woven into the big picture and finding it a nightmare to cut it up.
If I follow the wisdom of those with experience and those in the business, I should chop it into four parts, but those parts aren’t clearly evident. Each sub plot is too intricately imbedded. Will my readers scream if too many of the small plot lines are left dangling? I am left with is cliffhangers ever where I look. The obvious break line comes way too far into the story. I cannot simply make two parts.
So here I sit, fussing and fuming and trying to cut up my baby so I can get book one to the editor on time. I am a writer, not a surgeon. I don’t want anything to do with a scalpel, but this is my decision to make. All I can say is OUCH!
Muse and I are waking up with a couple of cups of coffee. Soon we will be locked away with the computer so we can work, work, work. Yesterday was a full day spent tapping away at the keyboard and today will be another. The finishing touches are being put on my epic novel, Beneath the Shadows of Evil, and the editor is shining it up. It’s a paranormal historical romance that will be billed as the darkest love story ever told. It will debut in the Spring of 2013. Hopefully Muse and I can come up for air before then.
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