Eternal Light Cover Reveal!

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#1 Eternal Light

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Expected publication: 19th June 2016
Genre: YA, Fantasy
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My name is Arya. I’ve lived in Istyria my whole life. My world has been peaceful … until now.

When Darkness starts to take over the land of Istyria. Arya is send on a mission by the King and Queen to retrieve the one who holds the Power of Light within him. According to the Prophecy they need him if they want to defeat the Evil that threatens to pull Istyria into total darkness. Finding him is easy enough, but is she prepared to deal with the dangers that lurk around the corner? And what role does she play in all of this?

Lucian refuses to believe in magic, but when a girl suddenly appears in his room and talks of a magical land and a Prophecy, he gets sucked into an adventure he isn’t even sure he wants to be part of.

…Search for the One with the Eternal Light …

What do you think?

Eternal Light Cover Reveal Sign-up!

Hey guys!

So at this moment, the wonderful amazing Lindsay Tiry is making my first cover. Yesterday I saw the first draft of it and it’s so pretty! So I wanted to do a cover reveal but since I can’t afford to hire someone at this moment, I thought I’d ask you myself! =) So if you’re interested, just fill out the form below. You don’t need to have a blog either! If you don’t have a blog and want to share the cover on facebook, that’s awesome too! First a bit more about my book of course!

Eternal Light
Tales of Istyria: The Five #1
Expected publication: 16th May 2016
Genre: YA, Fantasy
Goodreads

My name is Arya. I’ve lived in Istyria my whole life. My world has been peaceful … until now.

When Darkness starts to take over the land of Istyria. Arya is send on a mission by the King and Queen to retrieve the one who holds the Power of Light within him. According to the Prophecy they need him if they want to defeat the Evil that threatens to pull Istyria into total darkness. Finding him is easy enough, but is she prepared to deal with the dangers that lurk around the corner? And what role does she play in all of this?

Lucian refuses to believe in magic, but when a girl suddenly appears in his room and talks of a magical land and a Prophecy, he gets sucked into an adventure he isn’t even sure he wants to be part of.

…Search for the One with the Eternal Light …

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Don’t pay attention to that release date yet! It can be moved to an earlier date if it’s ready sooner. Anyway, here’s the form! Thank you in advance to everyone that signed up! The reveal will be on July 31st, my birthday! :D

If you’re feeling generous, I’d love it if you share the form on Social Media. The more people sign up, the better! Here’s the link to the form if you want to share:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1B8j6qiBDE5WrMy1UCnHFf2V3f692CJSF7w4q5YnnnT8/viewform

Thanks again everyone!

Eternal Light Teaser Excerpt!

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Hey guys!

So I had no idea what to do for today’s post and so I decided to give you guys a teaser excerpt from my book Eternal Light. I have no idea when it’ll come out, probably not until next year. Depends on when I finish the book and when I have the money for an editor and all that stuff. It will get a cover in the summer, because my awesome best friend Stephanie is so nice to pay that for me for my birthday, so that’s great! But for now, all I can give you guys is a short teaser excerpt. And the cool banner above. :D This is unedited and it can change in the future, just so you know. Hope you like it!

Near the edge of the Great Woods was a very small village called Isri. Hardly anyone ever passed through it and most of the time, it was very quiet. The only travelers the townspeople saw were the ones that came from the Woods. Or those who were stupid enough to go in. In this little town lived a strange girl with long, wavy, red hair and eyes green as the grass she walked on. Everybody knew her and the strange magic she possessed. But oddly enough, nobody knew where she really came from. The woman she called her mother found her in a bed of red roses when she was only a baby. Yes, there was something strange about this girl. Something special.
If they only knew . . .

So yeah… That’s about it. Let me know what you think in the comments! You can add Eternal Light to your shelves on Goodreads if you want, that’d be awesome. Thanks for reading, see you all tomorrow!

Updates! The Winter Writer’s Block is over!

Hello!

Today I’m talking to you as my author alter-ego Nelly B. Jones to tell you about what I’ve been doing and what’s to come in the next months.

After a long writer’s block that occurs almost every winter, I’m happy to say I’m writing again! I could say that “the cold never bothered me anyway”, but I’d be lying. It kills my inspiration. The creative part of my brain just has a winter sleep, like bears. I think. But it’s over! And I have new idea’s! A lot of them! And I’m writing again, which is awesome!

So I got a ton of new idea’s. Some related to the first five books in the series, some to the one that follows, a few cover idea’s and a ton of idea’s for the first book! And I’m really excited about all of them, even though some idea’s mean that I have to re-write what I had so far for Eternal Light. Yes, that sucks, but I already rewrote the Prologue and chapter 1 and part of chapter 2 and it’s so much better now.

There is one idea I can share already! If you’ve checked the page Books here on the blog, you’ve seen it already. If not, I’m about to tell you. Last week, I got a super cool idea for a next series and I wanted to somehow make it still a part of Tales of Istyria. And I found a way to do that! I got the idea from The Vampire Diaries. The books, of course. On Goodreads you have the series The Vampire Diaries and The Vampire Diaries: The Return, and so on. And I liked that! So I changed the name of the series for the first five books to Tales of Istyria: The Five! That way, if there’s another series that follows, I can just give it another name and it will still be a Tales of Istyria novel! And I do have a name for it and some pretty cool idea’s which I only share with my best friend/PR person/Super Beta Reader Stephanie. The name will be Tales of Istyria: Heart of Ice and it takes place almost 50 years after the fifth book. More I cannot share. But I’m really excited about it!

Also, the cover will come somewhere in July/August. In the summer. I have a ton of idea’s for it and I’m going to ask Ida from Amygdala Design to make it. She has done a beautiful job on Stephanie’s covers (the best friend I mentioned earlier!), so. =)

Now I’m going to ask for your help! It would be awesome if you added Eternal Light to your shelves on Goodreads. And I would love if you added my author account as a friend when you already have me as a friend on my personal account, but of course you don’t have to if you don’t want that.

That’s it for now! Thank you for reading and I’ll keep you guys updated on everything that involves my Work In Progress!