Taking some time out to say hi

With everything going on in my life I will say that I am much surprised that I got a wee bit of work going on.  I didn’t go to the nearest restaurant like a blogger friend/author suggested and find a napkin to write on, but I did open up my box and grab my notebooks. There have been a lot of things I have been meaning to do regarding book two.  There has been killing, of course, although it wasn’t in one of my fits of madness like I seemed to think.  That was actually done beforehand and it is a very telling situation.  A name for the book is still circling my head and when there are some more readers to Rise of a Queen (you can get it here for ebook and paperback, here, here, here, or here) I would LOVE some input in my email box so as not to give any SPOILERS 😀 Oh do I love River Song.  Oh okay off of Doctor Who, I can’t help it.  I have been signing all my books with my sonic screwdriver pen I love my readers oh so much.

ImageI am trying my hardest to get history/mythology correct with it’s timeline and place it is taking a bit longer than I had expected but in all honesty would you rather a book with something that was completely made up?  “But J.S. you made up your own mythology in Rise of a Queen, so you’re now dealing with a double standard” I hear some of you shout.  Why yes, I did make up one story, the creation.  I got a little tired of the same old crud that was always thrown into people’s faces so I brought something fresh, yet quite believable to the table.  The second one actually continues into more detail in the second book, which is why I am researching so extensively.  I so love research but getting time to do it and write down the notes can be a bit tough.  Then the tougher part, reading my notes and putting into some form of electronic media since that’s how everything is done at this point. Curses!!!! *fist in air*.

Emma and Melinda have their own storyline, Jason finds love, Tessa hunts for the truth, and the end tale of that truth is a reality that surprises even her.  Ok, enough of those spoilers.  Oh hi River, did I bring you up again?

Late at night I’m up, I did try to sleep, honest. Instead I am here, blogging and gathering more information regarding mythology that existed during the Thrace time period and the movements of one great conqueror (possibly, that one is to be determined).

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Getting closer

First off I want the good reads folks that won the book that I should send out in the mail tomorrow. I had an extra drive for a few days to look at a house.

That being said, I an blogging from the rest area. Yep, the travelers haven.  I think I could sleep for days when I get a chance but that will be a while.

I’m shouting out to my blogging buddies and followers that I really am alive.

GOODREAD WINNERS

So being my first giveaway on goodreads, they help out so much. So without further ado, the winners are:

1) Ann Johnson

2)Leah Knapp

We will (as in goodreads I believe, they are so awesome) be getting in touch.  I do hope that you enjoy the book and keep it in mind to review and share if you like it 🙂

Oh and Good Morning

 

Don’t forget the goodreads giveaway

It ends midnight on Saturday pacific time.  I will have the results by Monday to gather the information so I can send the books to you.

such a short time to enter: we’re already up to a decent number, lets do some roulette and you could be the winner of the goodreads physical bppl check it out here:  http://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/52594-rise-of-a-queen

And if you want more information go to my home page which will take you to many different looks, the most important the synopsis, some characters, and a little about the clans

www.jsriddle.com

 

Dreaded car ride is over and sneak peek into book two of Vampire Realm.

I had to poke my butt a few times before I could feel anything.  Dang weight loss, the fat cells were no longer covering my muscle.  But being 16lbs lighter is a very good thing 🙂 I will have a friend soon enough that might woop me in into shape we will see.

Since not everyone knows about what’s going on, I will keep it a secret still at a moment, I’m sure some might not be happy or upset about it, who knows. I love it. I love the opportunity that comes with it.  I hope I have a great opportunity to pedal my wares as I work on the second one. I so need to come up with an name.  And cover art ( I know what I want, but getting it done are two separate things.  But I can tell you this, there will be a coming to head moment until another threat rides in and changes the dynamics of the entire situation.  

Jason finds a love. OMG yes, Jason does, can you believe it?

Tessa grows cold but strong and willing to be the Queen she was destined to be.

I need to make Isaac stronger, people seemed to feel his presence wasn’t as big as it should have been.

Emma….well all I have to say is watch out world, especially when she gets reunited with he mother.  Talk about head strong.Definitely not chick lit now is it?  There is going to be lots of war, explosions, fighting, and all sorts of dangerons activity and history into everything.  

Enough. I have told too much.

Charles, would you be willing to take a gander at this book or is it too far beyond your scope of genre’s? Ionioa (I ❤ you guys). I have done 2 ebook giveaways on twitter and have quite a few that signed up for the physical copy that I am amazed. One hand means one opinion and if that opinion is good that they share their love and leave a review and share their love with their friends. Money is secondary to an artist. Its the acceptance that makes one feel as though success is quite impossible.

THAT SAID. I AM DUE A CHARACTER description.  For those who have read the book, or are just curious (you can ask who main ones are), who should be next?

Apologies for the rambling. It happens at night when I’m in between medicines (trust me you want me on it) and bed, this eastern time zone is going to be interesting once again.

This has got to be the longest day

As I had my nice little meltdown yesterday there were things I needed to be doing. Well that kind of bit me in the big patooty today.
After wrestling with my 11lb kitten (I need to rename him chewy and find the Velcro on him to get him off my arse) to get him to the vet, oddly enough to get him some Valium for a trip, I finally got him in his carrier then a wholr flippin hour for the vet.
So guess who was running around like a chicken with her head cut off w just 3 hrs to walk out the door. Weekend packing ( that thing I didn’t do), maps, make sure animals had what they needed until their weekend sitter came that I bribed with mountain dew and my ps3, then grab everyone to get on the road.
So here I am on the road only halfway there and dying of being cramped. I shouldn’t be, I did this drive not too long ago. I suppose being the passenger makes a world of a difference. And oh look! An unused laptop. Yep not going there. My nerves are not giving me the right vibe. Bonus though, I wrote 2800 words yesterday so I’m back at it 🙂
where was I? Oh yeah. Nerves, blah blah, stuck in car, needs entertain and rescue. Lol

As I lay here on my bed attempting to recover from a meltdown I can’t help but be grateful for the other bloggers that have appeared in my life especially one Who made me smile with her intriguing interview she posted.
This is actually the first big meltdown I have had in a while which is pretty darn good. There have been mini ones, but….well authors and even bloggers alike seem to have that stress gene.
All of this reminds a person of one huge thing: we are human. Humans can only handle so much pressure or stress their bodies and minds can handle. There has to be a give and take or the body and mind will laugh and flip you off from the inside all the while daring you to take that last step. Reaction? Well that’s Always the surprise.
so I suppose I should say that that little kink plus evweyrhing on my plate has taken a toll and I call done for the day. Its already going to be a long two weeks as it Is

Wonderful Team Member Award

I was nominated for this interesting award by Charles Edward Yallowitz.

The rules are as follows;

1.The Nominee of the Wonderful Team member Readership Award shall display the logo on his/her blog.
2.The Nominee shall nominate 14 readers they appreciate over a period of 7 days, all at once or little by little.
3.The Nominee shall name his/her Wonderful Team Member Readership Award nominees on a post or on posts during 7 days.

Over a period of 7 days (1 week), the Nominee shall nominate a number of readers that he or she appreciates – this can be done at any rate during the week. It can be all on one day or a few on one day and a few on another day, as most convenient to the Nominee.

The Nominee shall name his or her Wonderful Team Member Readership Award nominees on a post or on posts during the 7 day (1 week) period.

Nominees of today:

1. Pat Fitzhugh 

2. Andrew Tonybee

 

Oh my Gosh I can Breathe…almost

As some know, I have been very very busy.  I have been on the phone, researching, emailing, paying for things and all of the above daily.  It’s been a nightmare. The worst thing is that half my notebooks are in a box I’m going through withdraws so obviously I’m doing the best I can with my laptop.  

But today I get to breath, for maybe an hour or so, then back to what I was doing before.  I’m glad I have high energy, but by 8 I am passing out on the couch.  I hope all this ends soon, which it will.  Until then, I may have to hide behind stacks of clothes for quiet time.  Oh wait!!! I have a bottle of cherry vodka in the freezer….that just might do.

As of late, with everything I am doing, my technology rants keep going with a mixed message.  Thank goodness I get to use them but *#!@ at the same time I have to use them and no way around it. SO booooooooo.

On a good note, the Goodreads drawing is getting a great response and I have already had two successful e-book giveaways on twitter for my followers.  My Queen will live as long as someone has her story in their hands.

Goodreads Book Giveaway : May 12 – May 18, 2013 (Update)

Reminder to get your name in there for a nice thick copy.

J.S. Riddle

The Goodreads Giveaway for Rise of a Queen has started for the week.  Hurry up and enter to win your own physical copy.

2 copies available,
Update: it went fron 85 to 138 people requesting (as of this wonderful Wednesday morning).  If you haven’t registered for your copy, get your name in, I think you will enjoy it!
Countries available: US
Find the link here
This book is for those who want to see the vampire as they truly should be: ruling the world, constant push and pull of humanity and vampires alike, no sparkling involved.  Oh and did I mention that there is lots of revenge, justice, and death?  Not your average chick lit, so be warned!
If you don’t want to wait and are interested in a copy for your kindle or for those who want to touch and breath the aroma of a true book head on over to the…

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