Friday, October 28, 2016

Le Fay Series - Happy Halloween 2016!

I've been drawing a little sketch of the Le Fay series characters every Halloween. This year I drew Morgan le Fay as a nasty witch! She'll put a spell on you.



Get ready for GRAIL, book 3 in the series, this year! It's spookier than the last two books. Hope you all have a great weekend!


--Realm

Thursday, October 20, 2016

GRAIL - Sneak Preview: Part One

Thank you all for waiting patiently for GRAIL (Le Fay Series Book 3) updates! I'd like to share a scene from GRAIL with you today. As always, feel free to message me for a review copy! GRAIL will be out later this year.



The same cold fire glitters in his eyes. Ambition and determination ripple across his whole posture and expression. He still has the calm face, the satisfied, small smile. The familiar smell of smoke and wine wafts my way by a breeze. A scent that reminds me of a claustrophobic room, dimly lit, where incense and tobacco burns.
Mordred bends down and offers a pale hand. I don’t take it. He straightens up, fixing his suit.
“Still too proud?” Mordred asks. 
His smile is still serene. My nerves tingle, afraid of the meaning of his good mood. He should be devastated to lose King Uther and his place as Maven. 
“You shouldn’t be,” he continues. “Camelot reduced you to nothing. They trampled over you and now you’re just dung at the bottom of people’s shoes. Everyone’s already starting to forget you.”
“I’m working,” I reply coldly. “Leave me alone.”
I turn back to the dirt, pulling out the crushed buttercups. Mordred leans down again, this time crouching on the grass, facing me. I’m surprised that he’d risk getting his suit dirty. Tensing, I prepare for what he’s planning.
“Is this what you want to do?” he asks. “Pull weeds for the rest of your life?”
I shake my head, sighing with agitation as I scan for more weeds, but it’s hard to pay attention. 
“What if you could get out of Camelot and use magic again?” he asks. “I could help you.”
It takes a moment for his words to sink in. I cock my brow at him, angered by his suggestion. “You want to use me, Mordred? I’m not that desperate.”
“I wouldn’t be using you,” he says. “You’d do everything of your own will. You can turn your back on the people who imprisoned you and made you a slave. The people who wanted you dead. If you join me, you’d be free to use any powerful magic you wanted at any time. We are aiming to create a world where magic users are respected, just like the old days,  just as you always wanted.”
I finally turn to Mordred so that he can see the disgust on my face. “I’m not a vain psychopath, Mordred. I don’t want magic through the means you people want it. I won’t take part in the murder of Camelot members and citizens who fight against your ideals. This is where you and I differ.”
Mordred snorts and shakes his head at me. “Surely you’re aware that casualties are an inevitable part of every change. The Pendragons and knights have killed more people than any other ruler in history. You hold your chin up proud, weeding the grounds that are soaked in innocent blood.” 
“That’s the past,” I say. “Right now we have peace and that peace should be protected.”
“I didn’t know you were such a comfort-loving dullard,” Mordred says. He pushes himself up and stands. “Let me know if you change your mind, Le Fay. Enjoy your work.” He smirks at me before walking away.


Want to read more? Request a review copy! Hope you guys enjoyed the sample! Stay tuned for more updates.


--Realm

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

GRAIL - Hints

Today I'm posting hints for GRAIL, the third book in the Le Fay Series. The ebook will be out later this year and you can read the ARC now if you request it. 


There will be much more Mordred.

More magic!

A new character will be introduced.

Morgan will do the unexpected.

The Merlin/Morgan dynamic will be different. 

Lancelot will continue to have more appearances. 

Expect an epic battle.

You'll learn more about the enemies.

You'll also learn secrets from Morgan's past. 

Of course it will feature the Grail--an iconic symbol in fantasy literature. 

Morgause story resurfaces. 



Thursday I'm posting a teaser from GRAIL! Hope you'll be back to check it out!


--Realm

Monday, October 17, 2016

News Week - 10/17/16

It's been a crazy season. Apologies for the lack of updates in September as several things were in flux during that time. I will be back to posting regularly. I wish to keep you all in the loop of everything in progress, so here goes: 

-Brand new novel: my husband was the first to read it! He said it's the best book I've written yet so I'm really excited about this. I plan to send it to my agent next month. 

-CLAN audiobook: completed! I'm thinking it should release in January. However if I hear feedback of wanting the audiobook in time for the holidays, I will definitely work toward it. I'm choosing a sample audio now. Let me know if there's a scene that you think would be a good sample--I'm thinking a dialogue scene between Buster and Twain.  

-HENGE audiobook: almost done. It will release after CLAN.

-GRAIL: the ebook is still on schedule for November. The cover art is taking longer than expected. If you'd like to read the ARC, please message me. Paperback is running behind and probably won't be out until next year--I hope to get it done for Christmas but cannot be certain at this time. I am releasing hints tomorrow and a sneak peek of the text on Thursday so come back and check it out!

Work: I am now working as an Art Director at Hinterland. I'm thrilled to be working with an awesome team and I couldn't be happier with my job!

Check out our game, The Long Dark:






Doesn't the game look amazing? Hope you guys get a chance to play it!

Cheers,


--Realm

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

GRAIL - Back Cover Copy

Hello! It's been a busy season so far. Good news! The official description for GRAIL is now here! Ebook is due this fall. Remember, you can request to read the ARC! Just shoot me a message. I hope you like the sound of this new chapter in Morgan's journey:



A hero has fallen, and darkness threatens a splintered Camelot. In the midst of turmoil, the last hope for the kingdom is Morgan le Fay. Morgan is both feared and revered . . . and currently in prison for treason.

In the wake of King Uther’s tragic death, the wicked Mordred is closing in on young King Arthur, and the boy king turns to Morgan for help. Freed from her imprisonment through his order, Morgan searches for a way to protect him. But she is still an outcast, and no one believes her suspicions about Mordred.

To save King Arthur, Morgan must reach the greatest Royal Relic in the world—the Grail—before Mordred does. It’s a journey that will challenge her in ways she’s never been challenged before. Traveling deep into a land of darkness, she will need to overcome the ghosts of her past to find her true power.

Can Morgan defeat Mordred and save King Arthur? And this time, can she defend Camelot without destroying herself? In this third book in the Le Fay series, author Realm Lovejoy reveals secrets from the past as Morgan’s epic journey unfolds.



--Realm