Hi guys! It’s been a while.
2017 was a year of creative garbage. I didn’t reach any of the goals I set out for myself. I didn’t finish any book that I actually wanted. I feel like a failure as an author. I feel like I’ve failed my series, my characters, and above all else, I feel like I’ve failed you, my readers.
All in all I had a fantastic 2017, but my creativity and motivation were non-existent. Because of that, I intend on making 2018 a better year. I don’t have any resolutions this year. I’m not planning on posting any goals or anything like that. I just intend on working.
I’ll be getting back to filming for Youtube, working on this blog, and writing. Change is going to be slow, and I might not get everything done that I was hoping for, but I’m going to try.
I hope that you have an amazing year! If you have anything you’d like to see from me, or this blog, please let me know.
Welcome to Book Reviews By Heather! Normally if I am reading, have read, a series of novels/short stories I would give each an individual review. Considering I read this series like I had just ran a marathon and needed hydration, I will be writing this first review on the entire series and short stories! Yes, it is that good!
I found the series by complete accident while browsing the “Free Nook Books” section of barnesandnoble.com (I’m a thrifty shopper don’t judge). What initially grabbed me was the cover art, seeing as how I discovered the “Vampire Morsels” short stories first, I found it interesting that she used colorful cartoon looking illustrations for each characters backstory cover. Do not be fooled by the character illustrations, these ARE NOT children’s books!
I know exactly what you’re thinking, “Oh hell, not ANOTHER sparkly ooey-gooey vampire series,” as you slam your head into a…
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There may or may not be a crossover with a Night Touched character or two. If you’re a fan of the Amaranthine series, you definitely need to check this out.
Did you want Verchiel to turn Katelina? Did you want to see Sorino and Kai in a romantic short? Or maybe you thought Micah should hook up with someone, or that Katelina should have said yes to Samael. Now’s your chance to address those things, and right the wrongs. That’s right. It’s time for fan fiction!
What is fan fiction? A story written by a fan about characters from a fandom. Fan fiction can stay in the canon universe (in other words it could fit in with everything that happened in the series) or it can be alternate universe (meaning that crazy things can happen, like maybe Patrick didn’t get killed, or maybe Katelina joined Malick and had a showdown with Jorick – the possibilities are endless!)
Between May 16 – July 16, 2017 submit as many Amaranthine fan fiction stories as you’d like by sending them to Joleene (at) JoleeneNaylor.com…
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So, I’ve decided in the past few days that I need to actually do more to advertise. I’m an author, I have books and works that are available for people to read, why do I not tell more people about them. With help from my dear friend, Edith, I am feeling much more motivated to tell people about it. I have a couple of teasers for you that you are welcome to share, or do whatever you’d like with. If you haven’t read Celine or any of my other work yet, please know that it is all available on Amazon and part of the Kindle Unlimited program!!
Come join us!!
Banner by Maegan Provan
Join myself and Maegan Provan on February 11th for a Valentine’s Facebook party complete with games, prizes, and all your favorite characters from both the Amaranthine series and Night Touched Chronicles. Verchiel is already getting in the spirit, but I refuse to post his picture here – if you want to see it, check out the event page.
This week has been incredibly difficult for me. I never expected to be as sad as I was, or get over it as quickly as I did. I am feeling much much better, and honestly, I am ready to move forward.
I am doing a beta read/edit for a dear friend and I’m enjoying it already. I wish I could tell you guys more about it, but I can’t :P.
I started doing the 365 Days of Gratitude challenge, after some encouragement from my friend, Jonathan Harvey. I’m on day 3, and I think that it is really helping me find things to be grateful for. It’s like a social contract with my Facebook friends, which is really cool.
Spiritually, last Sunday was a big moment for me, and I am beginning a new step on my path. I am so so happy with everything right now.
I’m still working on Jeremy, even though it is NOT a rewrite. I’m just struggling with focus. I don’t write on here often enough, and I hope to change that soon. Even if I just post little life updates like this.
Thank you to those that still read my blog. I’m sorry I’m not better at it.
I’ll be off to bed soon, but I just felt like making a post. Having a wonderful evening/ day!