Monday, September 20, 2021

Bronco

I took the liberty to work on chapter one of the third book, which features 'the Bronco'.

Here's McKinnon's Bronco, before and after... (Yeah, I know these are different years / models, but it's the thought that counts.)

   

   

There's something to be said for those old Broncos... I'll buy me one the day I get rich. After operating and maintaining it for a year or two I'll be poor again 😄

Saturday, September 18, 2021

Not done!

I got some early feedback from the editor, and it showed me I'm not done yet. Which doesn't surprise me, sadly enough.

So, I'm returning to book one to clean up some dialogue, and apply the lessons learned to Kind's Kiss. It's also going to be my last edit until the editor has seen all of it. And told me my writing ***** 😅 

That probably means I have to work on Daughter of the Beast as well. Darn. Just when I thought I was making progress...


Sunday, September 5, 2021

Done!

Book 2, Daughter of the Beast is complete (again?) though not 'dusted and done', I'll have to give it one more edit, I guess...

(Yeah, I know. I claimed to have completed it before, and I did, but then I decided to make some changes, so it wasn't complete. Hmpf. But now it is, precluding any edits or further rewrites, obviously 😅)

I've incorporated the feedback from my Alpha readers, and moved some scenes around. Some ended up in book 3, including the 'scythe' scene.

I'm posting the draft version on Neovel and Wattpad. It's around 100k, pretty much the same size as book 1, Kind's Kiss.

Will be continued!


Monday, August 23, 2021

Changes lead to more changes

I rewrote the first three chapters of Daughter of the Beast and moved some other bits around. I'm considering changing the cover as well, just a bit, as it no longer entirely matches.

The current candidate looks like this:

   


Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Wizard's Way is no more...

My Beta readers convinced me to change the title to Daughter of the Beast. And as you know, Beta readers are always right.

I've adjusted the links to the drafts below. You can still read the same story, it's only the title that changed 😁

    

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Oooooops!

I forgot to mention I'm also posting a draft of book 1 Kind's Kiss on Royal Road and Nevovel!

Please note:

a. these are drafts, and
b. I will discontinue posting when editing has been completed (if ever)

Read it whilst the offer lasts!

So, the draft of book 1 Kind's Kiss can be found here:


And the draft of book 2 Daughter of the Beast can be found here:



Sunday, July 4, 2021

I'm too slow!

Editing goes way slower than expected (real life is getting in the way).

As a little in-between, here's the (preliminary) cover for book 3 compared with the slightly updated (only minor tweaks) covers for book 1 and 2...

 

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Read it... for free, for now, as long as it lasts...

As a little geste I will post the DRAFT chapters of ParentKillers 2 - Daughter of the Beast, on Wattpad and Neovel in the coming weeks / months.

Please note that...

a. these are drafts, and
b. I will discontinue posting when editing has been completed (if ever)

Until then, feel free to enjoy them, though I strongly advice to read ParentKillers 1 - Kind's Kiss first, because... well, just because. Alas, it's not yet out on Amazon but I'll try my best to fix that ASAP!

Why share these for free? Because I simply felt like it 😉

I'm not that worried that it would hamper any eventual sales... In spite of featuring handsome bad boys, wolves, local crime lords and same-sex relations (I wonder if I should add some BTS or not) it's not the typical Wattpad fare, so the number of readers will probably stay very, very low...

Don't get me wrong! Both platforms are incredible, but they might not be the right outlet for a small time writer like me, nor for the kind of story that ParentKillers is.

Read it whilst the offer lasts!

So, the draft of book 1 Kind's Kiss can be found here:


And the draft of book 2 Daughter of the Beast can be found here:



Monday, June 14, 2021

Wizard's Way is done!

... almost done. That is to say, the book is complete, but it still needs to undergo an edit :-(

Still, it's some kind of progress...


Wednesday, June 2, 2021

(Never Leave Home) Without a Spare

Halloween has come early this year...


I'll probably have to repost this in October 😁 Anyway, here's a little bonus for those on Wattpad. Wizard's Way is progressing well, and I thought it would be fun to share one lighter chapter from somewhere halfway the story.

Don't worry about spoilers, they're minimal (I hope). Of course, it's better to read the whole thing in order, but I just had to share this...


Now I challenge you all to cosplay either Ellen and Camelia, or (for the real die-hards) David and Lug! 😉


Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Sneak Preview - Kind's Kiss - Chapter 10 - Sizzzling

 


This is a preview of chapter 10. Note: this is the unedited version, so there might be some minor changes when compared to the final version. And no, it shouldn't contain any major spoilers though I'd advise to wait until the full book is available. But hey, if you can't handle the pressure go ahead 😁

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Wasting time on yet another cover

I'm making good progress on Wizard's Way. So I said to myself: why not slow things down again by fooling around with some cover studies...

Of course, I might change my mind another hundred times... and I'm still not entirely sure on the title, or if this should be the cover for the third book...

(Click to enlarge.)



Sunday, April 11, 2021

Sneak Preview - Kinds Kiss - Chapter 11 - For Luck



Here's a little preview of a chapter from Kind's Kiss. Note: this is the unedited version, so there might be some minor changes when compared to the final version. And no, it won't contain any major spoilers, so it's fairly safe to read 😁 though I'd advise to wait until the full book is available.

Thursday, April 1, 2021

Why ParentKillers?

This series is not about killing parents. I love my parents, and just like many other parents mine would certainly not condone any attempts on their lives. I'd love to tell you why I picked this title, but I simply cannot. Not yet, anyway.

And that's because I think it would be bad form to reveal the premise behind this series in the very first book. All I will say that the act of 'killing parents' is not the start of the story, nor is it the end, but it does play a major role.

Besides, ParentKillers sounds way more cool than ‘The book series in which toxic relationships and familicide happen in book two, on page sixty four, and it will all be explained in the chapter thereafter.'

(I actually checked, and that specific page doesn’t mention anything like that, so that’s a 'no, I'm still not going to tell you!' for now... 😁)

Monday, March 29, 2021

Cover

After many sleepless nights I finally decided on the cover for Kind's Kiss... Now all that's left to do is to release the damned thing 😓


Sunday, March 28, 2021

Logo

Setting up the new Angel Jay blog page... First find myself some logos 😉 Unfortunately, that's all there is right now. I'll keep writing, I promise!