Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Modern Tales of Na Fianna Cover/ Title Reveal





Hey everyone! I'm super excited to announce that on Monday the 21st I'm going to have the cover/title reveal of the third book in the Modern Tales of Na Fianna series! This has been a long time coming but I'm super excited to share it with you!

The official release of the book will be on August 31st, but until then, you can enjoy what the cover reveal days will have to offer!

First of all, you'll be getting SIX different excerpts to read that will be distributed through my own blog and the other bloggers taking part in the cover reveal.

I'll also be running a giveaway for e-copies of the first two books. All you have to do to enter is comment on one of the posts. I will be counting up the commenters after all the posts are up and if you comment on more than one, you'll be put into the drawing as many times as you count, so more comments, more chances to win :)

Here are the blogs you will be visiting:

My Blog (Hazel West's Character Purgatory)
The Reading Hedgehog
Road of a Writer
Knitted By God's Plan
The Overactive Imagination 
Not Unworthy 


I hope you will all join me!

Friday, August 11, 2017

July Reading Wrap Up

Here is my wrap up for July. I got to 8 books, which wasn't too bad considering everything else I did that month.


Friday, August 4, 2017

Summer Formatting Sale!




Summer Formatting Sale!

Once More Unto the Page Formatting is having a Summer Sale off all formatting services to launch our move to Wordpress! Get your e-books and hardcopies formatted for 20% off through the end of August!

Even if you’re not done with a book, you can still book services now to get the sale price. This includes every service that OMUTP provides, including the special formatting packages.

Ebook formatting starts at $36 on sale!

Once More Unto the Page is a formatting service specifically for indie authors and we provide fast and professional service and will work with you to make sure you get what you’re looking for.

Visit the website to book now: omutpformatting.wordpress.com

Feel free to shoot an email to omutpformatting@gmail.com if you have any questions.


Why should you choose OMUTP to format your books? Well, this is what you usually get from people who format self-published books:


(i.e. Small margins, small gutters, and cramped pages that make it hard to read and unprofessional looking)

But this is what you get with OMUTP:


I also do Ebooks!



So come stop by and book services before the end of August! Please tell your writer friends as well!

Friday, July 7, 2017

May and June Reading Wrap Up

So I realized I totally forgot to post my May Reading Wrap Up video here, so here is both May and June.




Thursday, June 1, 2017

Announcement! BLOOD TIES Readalong!





So I decided that a fun way to start off the summer was to do a readalong for my book Blood Ties, especially since Book Three of the Modern Tales of Na Fianna is going to be out in August!

This is for anyone who wants to join in! I have set up a discussion group on Goodreads that you can join if you are on GR, and even if you aren't, you can join in on Twitter with "live tweeting" for the weekly readings. Just let me know that you are participating that way by either linking your handle in the comments below or Tweeting at me through @artfulscribbler and use the hashtag #bloodtiesreadalong I'll be updating daily through Twitter and you are welcome to join in mini discussion there as well even if you are joining the group :)

Other than that, there's other fun things going on on the GR group during the time like Fanart Fridays and Author (and Character) Q&As. You can find out more about this on the group.

Also, if you don't have a copy of Blood Ties yet, you can get the ebook from Amazon for only $0.99 right now. Just follow the link below.

The readalong starts Sunday June 4th, so if you want to participate head on over to the GR group and introduce yourself :)

Goodreads Readalong Discussion Group

Purchase Blood Ties On Kindle


LIGHTPORTER Cover Reveal!

Hey, everyone! I'm really excited to have C. B. Cook back on my blog with a cover reveal for her second IDIA book, Lightporter!


A Note from the Author: C. B. Cook

Hello, friends! I’m so excited to be sharing the cover of Lightporter with all of you today! This cover has been in the works for quite a while, but since I just finished writing the book, I decided it was time to show everyone the cover! So without further ado, here it is!





Thanks so much for joining us today with this cover reveal! Don’t forget to add Lightporter on Goodreads and share the cover with all of your friends. What do you think of the cover?

Also, if you haven’t gotten a chance to buy Twinepathy, the first book in the IDIA series, the e-book is on sale for $0.99 today only! Go check it out on Amazon, or leave a review if you’ve already read it.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

April 2017 Wrap up and Book Haul

My April wrap up and combined March/April book haul. Didn't read a lot of books, but got writing done, so I'm not complaining :)



Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Little Box of Fandoms Update!

So A while back, I talked about my new Etsy store that I was about to open. Since then, everyone who follows my social media has probably seen the stuff I've gotten up in the store but I thought I would post a little about it here, now that I have multiple items in the shop.

First off, since this week is the finale of Supernatural Season 12 I'm running a 10% off coupon for my shop, so if you see something you like, this is the time to get it! Just use the code: BABY1967 at checkout =)

So, here's just a few items that are in the shop right now:




The Bookish Box


The Jane Austen Box



The Hobbit Box


Rogue One Kyber Crystal Necklace


BBC Merlin Scarves


BBC Sherlock and John Friendship Necklaces



So stop by and check it out! I'm always adding new items so come follow the shop, and also the other social media involved:

Shop:https://www.etsy.com/shop/LittleBoxofFandoms
Tumblr:https://thehighfanladyhazel.tumblr.com
Twitter:http://twitter.com/Box_o_Fandoms


Also check out this unboxing my friend Mara did of the Bookish Box on her Youtube channel! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kZvQxpEdlJo

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Blog Tour: BLOOD ROAD by Amanda McCrina

I'm very happy to have Amanda McCrina back on my blog with her newest book BLOOD ROAD! Another super awesome Roman historical fantasy adventure!



Title: BLOOD ROAD
Author: Amanda McCrina
Pub. Date: April 25, 2017
Publisher: Month9Books
Format: Paperback, eBook
Pages: 329
Find it: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N | TBD

Nineteen-year-old Torien Risto has seen dissidents dealt with before. He knows the young local girl who just knifed him will hang for assaulting an Imperial officer, unless he can stop it.

Someone inside the provincial government is kidnapping Imperial citizens and selling them across the desert to the salt mines, silencing anyone who tries to intervene. The girl’s brother is one of those who has been taken. Rejected by the corrupt courts, she’s waging a personal war against the Empire.

Determined to save her life, Torien sets out in search of answers on the Salt Road, the ancient trade route running deep into the heart of a desert—territory claimed by the hostile Mayaso tribe.


Now, Torien is no longer sure where his own loyalty lies, or how far he will go to break the cycle of tyranny, political bullying, and social injustice in an empire that seals its borders in blood.





About Amanda: 
Amanda McCrina has studied in Italy, taught English in Japan, and currently tutors Latin in Atlanta, Georgia. She received her BA in History from the University of West Georgia, and is now pursuing her MA. She writes stories that incorporate her love of history, languages, and world travel. She drinks far too much coffee and dreams of one day having a winning fantasy-hockey season.

Follow Her Here:








Read an Excerpt!


He took the horse off the street into a smith’s shop. Ædyn tagged at his heels like a shadow. The shop was open-faced to catch the breeze off the water, but there were coals smoldering on the wide, open hearth, the heat curling off the hearthstones and hanging heavy on the air under the leather awning. The smith was bare-chested at his anvil. He saw Torien across the anvil and put his hammer down and wiped his dripping face with the back of one hand. He pulled his tunic over his head as he came over to the doorway. He bowed, but he was looking at the black horse. “You will want him shod, Lord, if you mean to use him in the city.”

“He won’t be long for the city. I came for this.” Torien reached with his free hand for the lead tag hung on the collar around Ædyn’s neck. He indicated it to the smith, running his thumb over the name etched on the face of the tag. “It can be amended?”

“It is a simple thing, Lord.”

“My name is Risto. I want it to read thus.”

“For a bronze, Lord.”

He explained to Ædyn, in Cesino, “For your protection, until I can file your manumission.”

The boy looked as though he had been struck across the face. His skin was pale under the tan. “My lord is the governor’s son.”

“My mother told him so, anyway. Listen to me, Ædyn. I’ve business in the city. I shouldn’t be long—an hour, maybe two. I’ll be back for you here.”

The boy did not say anything. He was standing as rigid as death at the horse’s shoulder.


Torien put two bronze pieces into Ædyn’s hand and closed the boy’s fingers over them. “Buy yourself something to eat,” he said. “Don’t stray too far. These streets can be rough.”




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