Tuesday, December 12, 2017

SPEAR - Happy Book Release Day!

Hurray! The final book in the Le Fay series is out! I very much hope readers will enjoy the conclusion. To see SPEAR on Amazon, click here. To add SPEAR on GoodReads, click here.



I first drafted the books in 2011. The story across four books has not changed since then. At first I had no idea that I had written a 4-book series. It was a very long story so I knew I had to break it into chunks, and I looked for areas to separate. I noticed that there were four relics in the story and each section centered around the respective relic, and that's how the series came to be as it is now. Up until LE FAY, I had only written standalone stories so to suddenly have a 4-book series on my hands was a big change. I'm very happy to have finished the vision I had in 2011 in the exact way I imagined it.

I remember plotting that the final LE FAY book would come out in 2017. It seemed so far away. And now... here it is!

I would love to know what you thought and would appreciate reviews on the finale. Since the series has concluded, any help getting the word out about the series will be more helpful than ever! 

Future posts: I will post some more of my Le Fay travel photos as well as artwork and excerpts. Please let me know if you have any requests.

As I mentioned, more books are coming out. I have 6 new books penned in various states of production. I will start posting news on them in the new year.

In the meantime, please help me celebrate SPEAR and the conclusion of the LE FAY series! 

Party mix for SPEAR below:


Previous release day images for each book:


Thank you all for being a part of this journey! 


--Realm 

Monday, December 11, 2017

SPEAR - Get Ready!

Tomorrow the eBook version of SPEAR (Le Fay series 4) will be out on Amazon! It's the final book in the series and I hope you enjoy reading the conclusion. I'm very happy to have finished what I set out to do. Thank you dear readers for cheering me on until the finish line! I don't take your support for granted.

I've also got the paperback finished so it'll be out within a month. The Le Fay series will continue to expand as well in different formats.

Morgan and Merlin:



Here are previous pre-launch images for each book--interesting to see Morgan and Merlin's relationship shift in each book:


This song reminded me of SPEAR:



Thanks for the support!


--Realm

Thursday, December 7, 2017

SPEAR - First Chapter Excerpt Preview

I selected a portion of the first chapter of SPEAR (Le Fay series 4) to share with you all. I hope you enjoy it and that you'll read the rest when the book comes out 12/12 Tuesday on Amazon!




Now for the first time, I feel centered and ready to live the life I’m meant to—and that’s using magic for what I believe in.
I walk to the cafĂ© car. I’m wearing sunglasses to hide my identity, the collar of my coat pulled up to shield me further. Yet passengers are glancing at me and whispering, eyes wide with wonder.
Approaching the counter, I search my pockets for coins to buy a cup of coffee. An elderly woman steps forward and puts a few pounds down onto the counter. “I will buy your drink, dearie,” she says.
I blink with surprise. “Thank you.”
“I should thank you. You’re the savior of King Arthur.”
She pats my arm as she walks away. I marvel at her words, still not used to being considered a hero. I’ve spent a long time being a villain, after all.
Above the counter, the TV plays news of Camelot, posting photos of Merlin and Arthur. My heart quickens its number of beats at the sight of Merlin. I turn and walk back to my seat on the train.
The intercom chimes with an announcement: “There’s been an accident on the tracks of Camelot Station. We apologize for the inconvenience but ask passengers headed for Camelot to disembark at Logres Station instead.”
I scowl at the news. I’ll have to grab a taxi to get into Camelot, and I don’t have enough cash to make it there. All I have is twenty pounds, and it could easily cost double that. I’ll need someone from Camelot to pick me up—someone who owns a car. Merlin has one, but I definitely don’t want to call him. Our friendship is still in a questionable state, and at this point I’m not sure that we’ll ever repair it.
I pull my cell phone out of my coat pocket and search my contact list for the first number that comes up that’s not Merlin’s.

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The train stops in front of Logres Station. I get out and stand for a moment on the platform. Through the crowd of coats, I look around awkwardly, feeling like a lost child. It’s been a long time since I’ve seen a place that was so bustling with people. I feel small and out of place. The rain begins to fall, and drops slip through the collar of my coat. I shiver as I pull my luggage and walk past newsstands, hoping to catch sight of a knight in uniform—surely that’d be easy to spot. Maybe it’s because of the cold or being lost, but I begin to think that returning to Camelot was a mistake.
“Hey, you looked right past me,” a voice says from behind.
I whirl around.
Lancelot stands there, holding an umbrella over me.




Hope you liked the sample! I'll share artwork and music on Monday!


--Realm

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

SPEAR - Cover Reveal

Here it is! The cover for SPEAR (Le Fay Series 4)! The ebook is scheduled to release next week on 12/12.






The tides of change are crashing down. Can Morgan le Fay save Camelot once and for all?

            Summoned back to Camelot after a year away, Morgan le Fay wonders if she is ready to face her past and serve King Arthur.

            When the search for the missing Grail leads to another relic only spoken of in legend—the even more powerful Spear of Destiny—Morgan knows she must find it before it gets into the wrong hands. The ever-elusive Luminaries are on the hunt too, and they will stop at nothing to rule in Arthur’s place.

If Morgan cannot find the Spear before the Luminaries do, Camelot’s fragile peace will come hurtling down. And with it, King Arthur. Little does Morgan know that to succeed, she must face the darkest power that lurks within her.


In this riveting conclusion to the Le Fay series, Morgan is at her most powerful—and takes her place as an unforgettable heroine.


Now the quartet covers are complete:



Hope you like the final cover for the series! I will post an excerpt on Thursday!


--Realm

Monday, December 4, 2017

SPEAR - Back Cover Copy

Below is the official description for SPEAR (Le Fay series 4) developed by my team of editors. If you aren't caught up on the series, it may be spoilery so you might not want to read it until you are finished with GRAIL.

If you've finished reading GRAIL, the description for SPEAR is below:


The tides of change are crashing down. Can Morgan le Fay save Camelot once and for all?

            Summoned back to Camelot after a year away, Morgan le Fay wonders if she is ready to face her past and serve King Arthur.

            When the search for the missing Grail leads to another relic only spoken of in legend—the even more powerful Spear of Destiny—Morgan knows she must find it before it gets into the wrong hands. The ever-elusive Luminaries are on the hunt too, and they will stop at nothing to rule in Arthur’s place.

If Morgan cannot find the Spear before the Luminaries do, Camelot’s fragile peace will come hurtling down. And with it, King Arthur. Little does Morgan know that to succeed, she must face the darkest power that lurks within her.

In this riveting conclusion to the Le Fay series, Morgan is at her most powerful—and takes her place as an unforgettable heroine.


Hope you're excited for the book! Stay tuned for the cover reveal this week and also for the first chapter preview!


--Realm

Friday, December 1, 2017

Le Fay Series - Fan Art Showcase: Morgan and Arthur - SWORD

Happy Friday, everyone! I thought I'd share this beautiful piece of work inspired by the Le Fay series created by palespring:





It truly reminds me of SWORD!

Palespring also wrote a nice review of HENGE here.

"Henge promises lots of mysteries and action. The most interesting thing is that the story goes deeper in every page and you realize that Lovejoy’s world is more complex and full of history than you thought it would be. The book surprised me in a good way!" --palespring

Huge thanks to all readers who share their thoughts on the series with me! It's very encouraging. 

Yours,


--Realm

Thursday, November 30, 2017

SPEAR - Winter 2017

Get ready for more ice magic this winter! SPEAR (Le Fay series, book 4) ebook version is schedule to be released this December before the holidays!


I will keep you informed on the paperback's release date, which will occur this winter, though it may not necessarily be ready for the holidays due to the amount of time it takes to review the proof. ETA is January at the latest. 


Hints:

-New mystical location!

-New Royal Relic!

-Watch out for the villain!

-More characters get spotlight time: Merlin, Arthur, Guinevere, Lancelot, Elaine, Tristan, Isolde.

-Epic battle!

-More magic than all previous books!

-Characters are a bit older for the last book so you will get to see how they've grown. 

-Will Morgan and Merlin speak to each other again?

-IT WILL CONCLUDE MORGAN'S JOURNEY!

Hope you'll see Morgan finish her journey this winter!


--Realm

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

News Week - 11/28/17

This November has been a busy month! I went to Kauai before the week of Thanksgiving for a short trip. 

I almost made it to my fifth travel destination (within the past couple months) but succumbed to a cold.

Other than travel, there's a lot of projects going on! 

  --Update on SWORD audiobook -- I've decided to release this in Jan/Feb to accommodate SPEAR's release schedule. 

  --All book sales from Thanksgiving week and weekend went to Holiday Stockings for Homeless Children. Thanks to everyone who purchased a book!

  --I just got done filming my first short film on Sunday with a great crew! Post to follow.

  --More posts for SPEAR this week and all of December. Stay tuned!

Thank you,


--Realm

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Le Fay Series - Book Four Title Reveal!

Did you guys guess the fourth book's title right? I've been naming each book after an Arthurian relic with a five-letter word and that trend continues for the finale!

As it so happens, there's another Arthurian relic that is very powerful and not as famous as the Grail and Excalibur. When I designed all four main Royal Relics, I knew one would be the most powerful and that I would save it for the last book. 


Here's the title of the final book in the Le Fay series!





Spear -- Inspired by the mystical lance used in Arthurian tales that's been associated with the Spear of Destiny.

I'm looking forward to sharing the release date for winter plus cover reveal!


--Realm

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Le Fay Series - Book 4 Promo Starting

Starting tomorrow, I'll be talking about the last book in the Le Fay series! I can hardly believe this time has come. I hope you're all caught up with the last three books!

As a reminder, GRAIL is now available as paperback:



The first book HENGE is available as an audiobook as well, with the second book SWORD coming out this November! Isla has done an amazing job with the narration yet again.

Tomorrow I'm revealing the title of Book 4. Can you guess what it is? It's five letters and it's another relic. 

When I finished writing the last book in the series it was like...



Stay tuned!


--Realm