Tuesday, July 28, 2015

SWORD - Back Cover Copy

Hello, everyone! Here's the back cover text for SWORD, the 2nd book in the Le Fay Series. It will be out this fall. I hope you're as excited as I am! 

Evil lurks. Camelot sits, vulnerable. The fate of a future king hangs in the balance.

After surviving a string of brutal trials, sixteen-year-old Morgan le Fay is an official member of Camelot. But beneath its shining fa├žade, Camelot is a crumbling government where loyalties are divided.

Nobody believes Morgan’s suspicions that enemies are closing in. Prince Arthur, a boy more interested in playing video games than ruling, will not listen to her, and neither will Lancelot, Camelot’s head of security. Even Morgan's friend Merlin refuses to take action.

When Morgan discovers that someone is plotting to assassinate the future king, she must take her destiny—and his—into her own hands. With the sword Excalibur beckoning in the distance, Morgan embarks on a seemingly impossible mission. And before her journey ends, everyone will know what she is truly capable of . . .

In this second book in the LE FAY series, author Realm Lovejoy takes readers deep into the heart of a splintering Camelot. 


Monday, July 27, 2015

News Week - 07/27/15

I'm very excited to be back in Morgan le Fay's Camelot. Finally the back cover copy for SWORD is here. It will be revealed tomorrow! If you haven't read the first book HENGE yet, I hope you'll check it out! For those who read HENGE, the copy won't contain major spoilers.

I am trying to decide on an illustration from the Le Fay Series for a limited edition t-shirt. Do you have any picks? It will be for a white t-shirt.

In other news: 

-The picture book is going through revision now. 

-I'm finding the first draft of a new novel very promising. 

-I am preparing SWORD for copyedit. 

-The cover art should be revealed within 3 weeks. 

Stay tuned for tomorrow. The official description for SWORD will be online!


Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Back! Pre-Wedding Photos

I'm back! The wedding and honeymoon turned out great and I'll share a few pics later. I dove right back into the world of Camelot as soon as I got back. The description copy for SWORD was sent for copyedit and should be revealed next week. I am preparing SWORD for the copyedit now. I am also preparing the picture book for my agent and drafting a new novel.

Pre-wedding photos! Me excited for the wedding weekend and road trip to Winthrop:

Festive nails for pre-wedding:

On the way! 

In beautiful Winthrop. Last day as a mademoiselle:

The view from our window:

Stay tuned for the SWORD back cover copy!


Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Giveaway - Arthurian Crossword Puzzle Quest!

Can you defeat this Arthurian crossword puzzle quest? The winner will receive a signed copy of Henge (Le Fay Series). The competition is open worldwide. This amazing and clever puzzle was created by For Reading Addicts! A fantastic book blog--I hope you'll check out the site! You can also read a review of Henge from the site.

Contact For Reading Addicts with your answers! Good luck!


Thursday, June 18, 2015

Out for Wedding and Honeymoon!

Hello everyone!

I'm out starting today until July 8th. I will be unable to post to the blog during this time, however, I plan to be active on my Instagram, Twitter, and Tumblr with photos, so please follow those accounts if you'd like to see what I'm up to!

Wedding: Summer Solstice at Sun Mountain Lodge

Honeymoon: Mykonos, Santorini, Athens, Paris

When I get back I'm going to be super excited to share book news with you! In the meantime, wish me bon voyage!



Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Video Games - E3 2015

Want to see what I do for my day job? Check out the Halo 5 preview that was shown at E3! I had a great time working on the opening and ending cinematics for this:

AND you must check this out! Conan o'Brien plays one of the multiplayer maps I worked on. It's hilarious:

There were so many great games shown during E3. I'm just so amazed at how far CG has come and am so excited for our future full of beautiful CG. I've got my eyes on Cuphead (I love the 30s art) and this FF7 remake. The Last Guardian looks gorgeous. How exciting to be in this time! Our tools for telling a story visually are becoming so much more powerful. I hope to use these tools to tell my own original story one day. What games are you looking forward to? 


Tuesday, June 9, 2015

News Week - 06/08/15

Hello, everyone! I've been hard at work on SWORD. Good news:

  -SWORD was sent for line edit mid-May and I got the edits back this week! Flap copy is now being developed.  

  -The cover art for SWORD is finished and will be scheduled for a reveal this summer. 

Other news:

  -I have a WIP picture book.

  -I started a new novel, 12k words in.

  -I am getting married in 2 weeks!

  -Going on a 2 week honeymoon to Europe!

2 years ago, Joey proposed in the Cascades and I said YES!

June is the month of Juno--goddess of marriage. I will be a June bride!

Wedding is on the solstice, which is when the honeymoon began in the olden days.

I won't be online as much between 6/18 - 7/7 due to wedding and honeymoon... but I promise that I'll be back to regular schedule after and you'll see plenty of SWORD updates! 

If you'd like to follow my travels, follow my Instagram or Tumblr!

Guest blog opportunities: Want to contribute a guest blog pertaining to the creative field or want to write about your book? Got a fanart or short fanfic for Henge or Clan? Want me to ask you 5 interview questions for your novel? In other words... I'm open to many ideas for guest blogs! Write me an email! I'll be happy to host your post while I'm gone. My email: rtlovejoy (at) yahoo (dot) com

I'm going to keep calm and dream of vacation. Enjoy the last of spring, my friends, and get ready for summer! I'm excited for this summer and producing more book news as I continue Morgan le Fay's journey! In the meantime, I hope you enjoy some personal updates as I embark on a new chapter in life. 



Monday, June 8, 2015

Trip - Arizona

I went to Arizona for a few days for some sunshine reading time! I got a neat massage with turquoise stones and sage smoke. I forgot how nice it was to almost finish reading a whole book in one day. There's nothing like reading as much as you want while lounging around. I need more reading time in my life! What kind of books do you like to reading during vacation? 

Stay tuned for news week post tomorrow where I let you know everything that's going on so far!


Monday, May 25, 2015

CLAN - Almost Summer Sale!

The kickoff for the sale began on 5/23 and a record number of copies were sold. Thank you everyone who bought a copy! I hope you and your friends will consider picking up a copy of CLAN, my debut sci-fi novel! Sale ends 5/28. (Best of the sale ends at midnight tonight though!)

Enjoy the sale! The best price will end Monday at midnight, but the sale continues until Thursday!


Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Le Fay Series - Research Travel: To England

The Le Fay Series is set in the UK. As an Arthurian tale, I definitely wanted to set it in an authentic location. Problem: I've never been to the UK! A few years ago, I knew I had to go to Britain in order to properly write this series. Googling information isn't quite the same as experience. 

Before planning my trip, I wrote the first draft of the entire series. This way, I had a solid understanding of each location my characters would travel to. Choosing each setting was not a light process. I did heavy research on Arthurian locations and there's a lot of places to choose from! In the end I'm super excited about my choices.

On the plane, I brought my Le Fay Series notebook! I jotted down everything: food I ate, the type of plants I saw, notes on the weather, the smell of certain places, and every sort of minor detail that crossed my mind! 

Me opening the book to review my itinerary... which was very very carefully planned:

Landing in London! So excited. It looks so... so... England-y!

I am not posting my itinerary and map notes yet since I don't want to spoil anything for you guys!

I have already posted some travel photos relevant to Henge, the first book in the series. If you missed them here are the links:

As I move onto SWORD, the second book, I'll start posting other photos! Stay tuned.