Thursday, July 21, 2016

CLAN and HENGE - Audiobook News

I opened up both of my books for auditions for about a month. Many talented actors auditioned for the roles and it was difficult to choose. Finally, I've chosen the actors for both books!

The LE FAY SERIES, starting with HENGE, will be narrated by actress Isla Lindsay. Believe me, choosing the actress to portray Morgan le Fay was no easy task! Isla captured my attention with her clear voice and emotional delivery of Morgan's lines. I'm very excited to work with such a talented actress to bring Morgan to life. I hope you'll enjoy her audio as much as I do! 





CLAN will be narrated by Jeff Hays. Jeff has an extensive track record producing quality audiobooks. He has an amazing clear, articulate voice--perfect for narrating CLAN. He also has great range which will be fantastic for portraying Twain, Buster, and Chad--plus the other clones of varying ages AND the computer voices. I think you guys are really going to love his narration and I couldn't be more excited that he will be bringing the world of CLAN to life.






Stay tuned for more news on the audiobook release date! Recording will be finished by autumn and I look forward to having both audiobooks available this year. 


--Realm

Monday, July 18, 2016

News Week - 07/18/16

I can't believe we're getting toward the end of July already! Sometimes the concept of passing time and all the things I want to do can get overwhelming. My yoga teacher said the other day to "enjoy the space between events." I have some space right now--a space for the next big project. It's truly a good time to contemplate.

News:

  -My picture book is on submission to editors!

  -CLAN and the Le Fay Series now have an audiobook narrator!! More news on that this week, so come back and visit!

  -SWORD's book trailer launched!

  -Book 3 in the Le Fay Series was sent for line edit! So far it's on schedule for release this year!

  -I now have a Patreon page! I hope you'll consider becoming a patron! It comes with rewards and I hope patrons will feel like they're part of the team!





XO,


--Realm

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

SWORD - Book Trailer

To celebrate the summer sale, I created a book trailer for SWORD

Here's the trailer!




Intrigued? Go grab a copy of both HENGE and SWORD for 99 cents while you can!

Please share the trailer and the sale! Giveaway can be entered here.


--Realm

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Summer Sale 2016

Summer sale is live! All of my books are on sale for 99 cents until 7/15 and then the price will gradually increase until 7/18 when the sale ends.




To celebrate, the SWORD book trailer is currently being shown by various blogs today. AND it includes a giveaway for a chance to win the ebooks and paperbacks!

I'm releasing the SWORD book trailer tomorrow on my blog!

Happy Summer Reading!


--Realm

Friday, July 8, 2016

Camelot News - Protests

The latest and last of news coverage for the SWORD saga! Morgan le Fay stirs up the UK. What happens next?




More Camelot news will start up again for the third book! Release date to be announced soon. 

Stay tuned for the trailer reveal next Tuesday! Also... there will be a sale plus giveaway!


--Realm

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

News Week - 07/05/16

The trailer for SWORD is coming next week! Want to be a part of the SWORD trailer reveal? Go sign up at YABound! Hope you'll join in to share!




Cheers,


--Realm

Monday, June 27, 2016

Camelot News - Morgan le Fay: Mugshot Released!

Breaking news! The mugshot of Morgan le Fay was released!




She is not happy. What will happen to Morgan? Read SWORD to find out!



--Realm

Monday, June 13, 2016

Art - All the Rage

I was commissioned by YA author Courtney Summers to create a painting of Romy to celebrate the ALL THE RAGE paperback release! I had a lot of fun with this project!

ALL THE RAGE is about rape culture and gives voice to survivors. ALL THE RAGE is a powerful story by Courtney and it's important for our world to be aware of rape culture. 



If you'd like a poster of the artwork, be sure to enter Courtney's giveaway! And if you haven't read the book, do check it out

Cheers,


--Realm

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Le Fay Series - Meet Arthur!

The portrait reveals will now be one or two portraits per book since most were introduced in HENGE. Today I am revealing the portrait for SWORD. We get to know this character a lot more in SWORD... 


Meet the famed royalty... Prince Arthur Pendragon!





As we all know, Arthur is the most important character in the Arthurian legends. He's also important in the Le Fay Series, though we won't see his central role until later. 

I wanted to make my Arthur a bit of a darker character since I like to work with contrast especially when it comes to major characters that can influence the plot. I wanted him to constantly struggle the duality of weakness and power; vulnerability and boldness.

Here's a scene with Arthur (I cut out spoilers):

King Uther walks in with Kay, Agravain, and Mordred by his side, and someone else who looks familiar trails behind him. A handsome teen with a frightened face. His hair is the color of autumn leaves. His earthy gaze meets mine.
“Morgan!” he says, his voice smooth and husky—a bit deeper than it used to be.
“Arthur?” I blurt out, shocked.
I recall that it’s April—his birth month. Arthur must’ve had his fifteenth birthday. He appears to have grown a couple centimeters, at least.
Uther puts an arm in front of Arthur. “How dare you refer to your prince by his first name!”
I continue to stare at Arthur past Uther’s arm, baffled by his growth spurt during my absence.
Arthur tries to move away from his father’s arm. “I’m so sorry, Morgan. I tried to tell them that you were nice to me—”
“Arthur!” his father barks.
“I didn’t want to see this either, but they—”
“That’s enough!”
Uther whirls around and strikes Arthur across the face with a loud smack. Anger flares in my stomach and I unintentionally try to yank my arm free from the knights. They hold me tighter. 
“Violence is not necessary,” I shout. “This is a difficult time for—”
“Silence!” Uther barks at me, his eyes blazing.
A few tears trickle down Arthur’s cheeks, and he glares at his father in disdain as Kay puts a hand on Arthur’s shoulder to comfort him. Arthur shrugs his hand off. There’s a dark look in Arthur’s eyes, one that I don’t recognize.


Hope you enjoyed! Stay tuned for the next portrait for the third book. I'll be introducing a brand new character. 


--Realm

Monday, June 6, 2016

News Week - 06/06/16

Great news! Both CLAN and HENGE are up for audiobook production.

I'm currently going through auditions and am hoping to find the perfect narrator for each book. I'm overwhelmed with the amount of talented actors and it's going to be difficult to choose one.

Questions for readers:

  --What would your ideal narrator for CLAN sound like?

  --What would your ideal narrator for HENGE sound like?

Here are my audition calls:

CLAN:

Audition Notes: The narration of the book should be neutral and articulate, while the dialogue brings the characters to life in an otherwise bleak setting. Particularly, The three main characters should have distinct tones so listeners can easily tell them apart. In the story, the three boys are clones of one person, but they have different personalities. 

Characters described below:

Twain: a shy and passive young adult male. He should sound gentle and reasonable, his tone softer than the others. He should also sound serious with a flatter tone. 

Chad: an aggressive young adult male. His tone should be louder and unfriendly compared to the others.

Buster: A young adult male who is sarcastic and lively. His tone should be more vivid and lighthearted than the others. 


HENGE:

Audition Notes: The book HENGE is narrated by the protagonist named Morgan: She is a teen British female with an authoritative, strong, bold, fierce, medium pitched voice--not too high or soft. She should be able to execute strong emotional scenes.

Notes for secondary main character, Merlin: he is a young adult with a British accent. He has a calming, gentle, polite, and reasonable tone
.



What do you guys think? Exciting times!


--Realm