Valentine's Day means different things to different people.
Honestly, sometimes in the past I hated the date (thought it was a way for couples to make singles feel inferior), but this time around I have something to really celebrate.
This year, my beloved fairy tale will become a reality!
Which means that this year, Valentine's Day will mean the following:
- Princesses and dragons
- Shape-shifting nuns and meek scientists
- Giants (both good and bad) and royalty (also both good and bad)
- Sword fighting and demon hunting
- and so much more!
An Occasionally Grim Fairy Tale
Prince Bane Baronne has baby fever. He is in search of a wife with the proper mystical bloodline to bear him the heir of prophecy. Anna Leon is chosen, but Bane only pretends to be Prince Charming. When Anna questions his intentions, she vanishes from the castle.
Convinced she is to blame for her younger sister's disappearance, Maria Leon is coerced into the royal marriage instead. She is older, wiser, and should know better--but Bane always gets what he wants. And he is not above using trickery or treachery to do so.
Maria attempts to salvage what she can of a "happily ever after" by working hard to be the best mother and wife. Until the day she learns that every woman who has married into the Baronne line disappears soon after they have produced an heir.
And she is next in line.
Available for purchase on AMAZON starting February 14th, 2018! Also available on Kindle Unlimited.
More about me: Growing up an only child, I learned to entertain myself. During summer vacations, my greatest form of exercise consisted of turning the pages of a book. Now I'm all grown up, and full of stories half-written in my head. I have to write them down so I can find out what happens next.
What I enjoy: Writing, reading, being a small animal veterinarian, trail running, being a mom (although sometimes the hours do not promote good sleeping) and wife, and yoga (not saying I'm good at it, just that I enjoy it)
Why I wrote this book: Almost thirteen years ago I became a mother to my son. I had no idea how over-protective I would become over this little baby. That's why I started writing this book -- because new moms have so much free time, I thought I'd pick up a new hobby. Makes total sense, right? I've written several other books since then, but kept coming back to revise and rewrite this one -- my first writing love, so to speak. So happy it will finally be out in the world, and I sure hope the world enjoys it!
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The authors of Marked By Fate are thrilled to share this ground-breaking novel with you!
Think Harry Potter, and Kindle in Motion. Moving, singing books, and all the excitement of a truly enriched reading experience.
We call it Immersive Fantasy™, because that's what it does. It draws you into our stories and brings our worlds to life!
The titles in Marked By Fate use this revolutionary technology to bring you the best reading experience of your life.
How does Immersive Fantasy™ work?
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Immersive Fantasy ™ Instructions
Getting set up
These three steps are crucial to ensure you can access the AR content.
Accessing the Immersive Fantasy™ Augmented Reality content
Follow these steps carefully to access the AR content. Additional help can be found on the Aurasma helpdesk.
Read and enjoy the story, and watch for clues to the AR content. These will appear in the form of images with a symbol next to them, denoting the type of AR content. Content viewable includes images (camera icon), videos (movie clip icon), or music (music icon), as follows;
You will need one device/format to read on, and a smart device to access the AR content. An example of a trigger image is:
Scan the trigger images below to see what pops up!
What to try if it won’t work.
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The Marked by Fate team is Kristin D. Van Risseghem, Rhonda Sermon, Kelly St. Clare, Raye Wagner, Ednah Walters, Erin Hayes, Siobhan Davis, Jamie Thornton, Debra Kristi, Sarah K. L. Wilson, Hilary Thompson, Ingrid Seymour, Jeanne Bannon, Melle Amade, Lena Mae Hill, C. J. Anaya, Jackson Dean Chase, D. L. Armillei, Emily Martha Sorensen, Amalie Jahn, Dionne Lister, J.L. Weil, Alisha Klapheke, Angela Fristoe, Meg Cowley, Brandon Barr
I'm so very excited to announce the Marked By Fate: Origins Anthology of 15 brand new & exclusive short stories is available to purchase today on any vendor you choose. There's also paperbacks :) Thrilled to have you finally reading Ninja's & Nephilims (this is Shay's story)!!! And check out our cool jigsaw video :)
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I'm Clue #28!!
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Each author will be given a special keyword, which will be bolded and all caps. My key word is: DIVIDED
All you have to do is visit all the author’s sites in this order, write down the special keywords to discover the short story, then enter the giveaway with the completed secret legend here: >>Enter Secret Legend to Win the Grand Prize<<
There will be one main giveaway for the main prize, but most of the participating authors will also have smaller giveaways for free books, amazon credit and author swag, so make sure you read their post carefully to see what else they’re offering while you’re on their site for the keyword.
OPEN JUNE 1ST ~ JUNE 7TH
Just go through the “treasure map” above to find the keywords and reconstruct the secret legend. Once you’ve got it, enter for the grand prize HERE. Don’t forget to keep an eye out for other giveaways or free books as you search for the keywords, most authors will be offering their own prizes as well.
If you missed it, my keyword is DIVIDED. You'll need this to assemble all the keywords to create the short story! So what else am I offering? Everyone can enter my Exclusive June "Happily Ever After Giveaway" for a chance to win 10 paperback books + swag items. Enter HERE for the giveaway.
Authors will post the rules and the full list of participating authors sometime in June, and have their post up and visible on their site/blog, with their keyword, by June 1st. Readers just need to go through the list, find the words, and use the story to enter for the grand prize.
You're next stop will be to visit Martine Lewis for her keyword!!
THE MAP (PARTICIPATING AUTHORS)
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In June, the Alliance of Young Adult Authors is sponsoring a massive young adult scavenger hunt. This is a chance to meet some new authors, grab a bunch of free books, and sign up to win a whole bunch of epic prizes!
RULESEach author will be given a special keyword, which will be bolded and all caps like this: BUTTERFLIES. All you have to do is visit all the author's sites in this order, write down the special keywords to discover the short story, then enter the giveaway with the completed short story HERE (link will be posted soon). There will be one main giveaway for the main prize, but most of the participating authors will also have smaller giveaways for free books, amazon credit and author swag, so make sure you read their post carefully to see what else they're offering while you're on their site for the keyword.
THE MAP (participating authors)
For rules, updates or trouble-shooting, make sure to check out this main post which will stay updated.