As 2013 comes to a close, I can't help but think about all of the things that have happened that have gotten me where I am today. I won't say that 2013 was a great year, because it really wasn't. In fact, it sucked majorly. I spent the majority of the year wishing for something that would never come true, and doing anything and everything in my power to make it happen. Around August, we found out that the one thing we wanted most just was not in the cards for us. That was hard, probably one of the hardest things to bounce back from. I spent a lot of months depressed, and not feeling like me.
That was the past, I'm moving forward now. I'm excited about my writing again, and although I started my career as a Paranormal Romance writer, it's not where my heart is. I'm not saying I'll never go back to Paranormal, but for now my heart is with Contemporary Romance. I have so many exciting books coming out in 2014. The Harder I Fall is a NA Contemp and will be out in February sometime I hope. I also have Till Death Do Us Part, book two in the wedding series, and hopefully that will be out in May or June. Plus, a few secret projects I'm working on ;)
2014 brings with it a new group of indie authors called Indie United. I am honored to be a part of such an amazing group of authors. You can expect some really fun things from us this year!!
I hope you all have a fabulous New Year's Eve!!! See you on the flip side.
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Gregory Riley and Jordan Carlisle are destined to meet and marry to fulfill an ancient prophesy and defeat evil once and for all. However, the powers of darkness have managed to intervene and prevent their marriage throughout time and history. In each era and place, they are drawn to one another by an overwhelming and all-powerful love that defies explanation. However, they are always mysteriously murdered before they can say “I do”.
In Book One, the couple discovered their past life together in Victorian Virginia and the mysterious circumstances surrounding their deaths. Now, with help from their visionary guide and other mediums, they must follow the clues to uncover who caused their demise during the time of America’s War of Independence.
Both Jordan and Gregory know that they can’t be married until all the mysteries of the past are solved; so they secretly plan their wedding as they travel to Philadelphia, seeking to identify the witch and minions who have foiled their nuptials in the past and seek to prevent their upcoming trip to the altar.
But this time, something’s different. They experience the manifestation of powers that they have never had before and become stronger, as the darkness becomes bolder in an effort to destroy the couple. Can they remember their past? Can they remember their love? Or will the darkness stop them, once again, before they can proclaim, “I Remember Loving You!”
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Thursday, November 21, 2013
Title: Backward Compatible
Author: Sarah Daltry and Pete Clark
Genre: Geek Romance
Not too long ago,
in a town that,
depending on your current location,
is either not super far
or actually quite close…
It is a time of chaotic hormones.
Two nerdy gents
home for winter break
have discovered a female gamer
at a midnight release.
During the break,
the gamer trio manages
to reveal the game’s secret boss,
a hidden enemy
with enough power to destroy
anything in its path.
Pursued by other gamers
who want to be the first
to beat this boss,
George and Katie race to level up,
and, in so doing, restore decency
and sexual activity to their personal galaxy…
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“These graphics suck,” George says and I look back at the screen. We’re standing in the middle of the Estate, colorful orbs quivering ahead of us. We each have to choose our starting advantage. Waterfalls shimmer in the distance and the sunlight streams over multicolored stones in the courtyard.
“Amateurs,” Lanyon concurs. “I mean, they couldn’t have five waterfalls?”
“Your ironic wit is mind blowing, but choose your damn orbs,” I tell them. I consider. Magic, defense, offense, stealth, and charisma. I always go for magic as a black mage, but I wonder if a druid needs something else. Screw it. I need charisma in real life, too.
“Charisma?” Lanyon asks. “No one ever picks charisma.”
“We’re a party of a thief, druid, and a bard. We’re screwed regardless.”
“You two underestimate the mighty power of my lute,” George argues.
“Did you start with charisma?” Lanyon asks.
“Hell, no. I have charisma in spades. I started with stealth.”
“Great. A stealthy bard,” I sigh.
“She’s right,” Lanyon concedes. “We’re screwed.”
However, it actually isn’t bad at all at first. We power through the Estate and make it to the Yobanaria Dale with no resurrections and all at level ten. I’m impressed. George hasn’t actually fought anything, but he has some pretty awe-inspiring charm mastery already. I think I might have a serious crush. He seals the deal when he buffs my hailstorm spell without even being asked.
“Can you guys watch El Thiefelo? My mom wants me to eat supper,” Lanyon says.
“Yeah, we’ve got it,” I tell him. “The first boss is in the elven ruins anyway, so we should grind a bit. I think he’s a twelve.”
George and I explore the Dale, taking out bats and Joba spores. It’s fairly quiet, except for when we combo with his charms and my spells and he yells out, “Eat lute, bitch,” but it’s nice. We work well, almost inherently understanding each other. I’ve never been able to play this effectively with anyone. I try not to think about his eyes. Stupid boys, being cute and stuff.
By the time Lanyon comes back, we’re all at level 12, although Lanyon leveled up just by standing by a door while we played. Still, we are ready to take on Balsa the Proud. As a black mage, it took me about nine seconds. Trees don’t like fire. However, druids don’t have the same level of black magic and all elemental magic is weakened by the need to draw from the elements nearby. Sadly, trees seem to avoid storing fire runes in their villages. I expect this to be a little more challenging. It might even take fifteen seconds.
“First boss. Also known as the freebie bitch to sucker the young folks into a false sense of security,” Lanyon announces as he runs into the center of Balsa’s lair. The cinema plays and then, in a moment of pure absurdity, El Thiefelo is squished as Balsa steps on him.
“Can someone revive me?” Lanyon whines.
About the Authors:
Sarah Daltry writes about the regular people who populate our lives. She's written works in various genres - romance, erotica, fantasy, horror. Genre isn't as important as telling a story about people and how their lives unfold. Sarah tends to focus on YA/NA characters but she's been known to shake it up. Most of her stories are about relationships - romantic, familial, friendly - because love and empathy are the foundation of life. It doesn't matter if the story is set in contemporary NY, historical Britain, or a fantasy world in the future - human beings are most interesting in the ways they interact with others. This is the principle behind all of Sarah's stories.
Sarah has spent most of her life in school, from her BA and MA in English and writing to teaching both at the high school and college level. She also loves studying art history and really anything because learning is fun.
When Sarah isn't writing, she tends to waste a lot of time checking Facebook for pictures of cats, shooting virtual zombies, and simply staring out the window.
She has written several books, most notably Bitter Fruits, an urban fantasy in the Eden’s Fall series, and the Flowering series, including Forget Me Not, Lily of the Valley, and Star of Bethlehem.
Pete Clark likes writing, animals, potato chips, and cheese. Midnight Riders is his first published novel, although he can also proudly say he finally finished Helix Crashing, the fantasy novel he has been working on for over a decade. In addition, he has written Across the Barren Landscape, a collection of linked Western short stories. He also writes plays, both dramatic and comedic.
When he is not writing, Pete tends to ignore everyone around him and obsess over sports.
Social Media Links:
Sarah’s Website: http://sarahdaltry.com
Pete’s Website: http://punchmyselfintheface.wordpress.com
Sarah’s Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/SarahDaltryAuthor
Pete’s Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/PeteClarkAuthor
Sarah’s Twitter: http://twitter.com/SarahDaltry
Pete’s Twitter: http://twitter.com/PeteClarkBooks
Top More than Ten:
Sarah’s Favorite Video Games:
- Borderlands 1 and 2
- Fallout 3
- Persona series
- Eternal Darkness
- Silent Hill series
- Final Fantasy series
- Dragon Age series
- Mass Effect series
- Fable series
- Bioshock series
- Magic: The Gathering
- Perfect Dark
- Heavy Rain
- LA Noire
- Parasite Eve
Pete’s Favorite Video Games:
- Resident Evil 4
- Uncharted 2
- Eternal Darkness
- Ms. Pac Man
- Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood
- God of War III
- Dead Space
- Silent Hill 2
- Infamous 2
- Super Metroid
- Mass Effect
- Call of Duty 4
- Dragon Warrior
- Perfect Dark
- Arkham Asylum
- Rogue Squadron 2
- Parasite Eve
- The Walking Dead
- Metal Gear Solid
- Team Fortress 2
- Kagero: Deception 2
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Meara Falk always followed her parents' rules, until one night in March when the temptation to let loose changed her life forever.
Nine months later, disowned and with a baby on her hip, she discovers werewolves exist after being on the wrong end of some teeth and claws. During her first change, werewolves attack, stealing her son and driving her out of her home.
Now she’s looking for the man who kidnapped her baby and turned her life upside down. Meara's son is in the middle of a threatened war between two powerful packs. Getting him back will jeopardize the lives of everyone she loves.
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