Sunday, February 14, 2016

Le Fay Series - Art: Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentine's Day from Morgan le Fay from SWORD!


I hope everyone has a day full of hearts. I use Valentine's Day as an excuse to eat sweets. My husband and I are going to a speakeasy where they're gonna serve absinthe panna cotta which sounds strange and delicious.


--Realm

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Le Fay Series - Art: Bad Romance

Valentine's Day is near! Thought I'd draw something Valentine-y and related to SWORD.

Morgan le Fay--she stains the heart:



Have a good week, everyone! XO


--Realm

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Le Fay Series - Research Travel: Dozmary Pool

Today I am launching the research travel series back up! You may remember my adventures in the UK. I posted various photos of Morgan le Fay's hometown Tintagel and also Stonehenge. 

Today I am sharing another special location with you! This one is important for SWORD.

This place is one of the strongest candidate for being one of the most famous lakes in legends... the lake where Excalibur was thrown into and where Lady of the Lake resides. Some have pointed out that Dozmary Pool is the most likely candidate for being this lake. Yes, I had to see this lake!

The road there was the kind of road you felt you weren't supposed to be driving on and seemed to lead to nowhere. It was a lonely road that could go on for eternity. My husband and I felt something bad would happen, kind of like the feeling you get when you walk into an alleyway? 


We came upon the dreary and depressing shore of isolated Dozmary Pool. A lone cow silently stared at us from a distance. The lake was very still. You could almost imagine a hand with the fabled sword jutting out of the surface. The lake could surely inspire mystical and scary tales. There's certainly something very lonesome about the place. Not a bird in the sky or a fish in the water.





In SWORD, Morgan le Fay experiences the lake in Avalon, where she feels dread. I also used the lake as an inspiration for her fight scene where she also feels dread, hopelessness, and sadness. Interesting enough, I learned that watery scenes can symbolize a shift or change in one's life or mind. (As an author, artist, and game designer, I often have to study symbols!) I also used the lake as reference for the opening spread illustration in the paperback. 

I hope you enjoyed the photos! There's more to come.


--Realm

Monday, February 1, 2016

News Week - 02/01/16

More reviews for SWORD!

"All the plot twists in this novel are enough to give me a heart attack. While I can't reveal them for obvious reasons, just know that this book will take you on an amazingly epic journey that will leave in a state of shock by just how freaking amazing it it."

"Sword is the second book in the Le Fay series by Realm Lovejoy and is even better than its predecessor, giving the first novel a run for its money in the high stakes department and taking readers on an exciting adventure from beginning to end!"

"Sword was a fantastic, utterly thrilling continuation of the Le Fay series. I'm still reeling from the story. Just like HengeSword is well written, amazingly paced, and the storyline does not disappoint, plus the characters are fantastic."

"I loved the first book and this is quickly becoming one of my favorite series."

Thank you, dear readers, for reviewing! It helps the series so much!

How was your first month of the new year? I spent mine learning a bunch at Oculus. I spent January focusing on learning to balance since I've overworked myself a lot the previous years. I'm incorporating more yoga into my life, yard work, and also having longer mornings before starting work. All these things help my brain have some quiet time.

Things accomplished in January: 

-Picture book dev edit finished! 

-Third LE FAY book 2nd draft reached 10k words!

-A bunch of promo art for SWORD was completed. 

This month I hope to finish the picture book line edit and get it to my agent. I want to get the book 3 draft done for LE FAY and let it cool for a bit before another round of my drafting. I plan to continue SWORD art and photo promo throughout spring.

Hope your new year plans are going well!


--Realm