Thursday, August 31, 2017

News Week - 08/31/17

I will be out traveling in Japan for the first half of September. There will be no blog posts during that time here, however if you'd like to keep up with my travels, I will be posting on my Instagram account. (Also often crossposted to my Tumblr and Twitter.)

I am very excited to visit my other home country. I'm sure I'll get inspiration for Book 6 and also Book 10 while I'm there. 

When I return I will be posting more GRAIL material and Le Fay news!

Ja, ittekimasu! 


--Realm

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Le Fay Series - Summer Sale!

Yay! It's been too long since the last sale. To celebrate the GRAIL paperback release plus the HENGE audiobook release, I am having a huge sale on my ebooks. Discounts range from 99 cents to 1.99 this week!

Also the book blitz giveaway is going on, and you can win a $25 Amazon gift card!

The art I created features Elaine from the Le Fay Series. She shows up for the first time in GRAIL. I paired her with marygolds! 





--Realm

Monday, August 21, 2017

Solar Eclipse 2017

Happy Solar Eclipse! I hope everyone enjoys watching the celestial spectacle. I'm a space nerd so I've been very excited about this. I am going out on a boat with my husband and friends (with eclipse glasses and moon pies in tow) in my neighborhood to see the eclipse. What are you guys doing to enjoy the show? I'm looking forward to seeing the cool photos people take! 




I've been reading this book to get ready:


This week we're kicking off the book blitz for the HENGE audiobook with a chance to win an Amazon gift card. Also the big summer sale for my books starts today! You can grab an ebook from 99 cents to 1.99!

Below I selected an eclipse-related excerpt from HENGE to share. For this scene I created a moon that turns into the sun in Morgan's vision. I couldn't write about Stonehenge without mentioning the eclipse:

The moon looks like it’s still in the same position. As I stare at the orb, it seems to move. I rub my eyes. There are no clouds, but the moon appears to pass a star.
The moon is gliding.
Goosebumps rise on my skin as the moon peers at me through an opening in the Henge. It glows bright like the sun. The grass illuminates around me. But it doesn’t stay daylight for long. A shadow grows over the sun and then consumes it—an eclipse. A white halo emits from the black circle, turning a blood-red color like an iris around a pupil. From the corner of my eye, there is movement.
A figure looms ahead. It seems to be looking at me from between the Henge. I gasp, backing away.    




--Realm

Thursday, August 17, 2017

GRAIL - Paperback Release

At long last the GRAIL paperback is out! Thank you very much for your patience and understanding. I know it's a longer wait than normal for the paperback version. I've been juggling a lot more projects than normal as of late. 

Currently I am drawing the illustrations for Book 4!

Here's the GRAIL paperback:





Illustration sample from GRAIL:



To celebrate the HENGE audiobook plus GRAIL paperback, I've kicked off a book blitz for next week. Please sign up if you'd like to take part in it! There's a giveaway with an Amazon gift card.




In other news... are you guys ready for the solar eclipse on Monday? I'll have to do a special post!

Stay tuned,


--Realm  

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Video Game - The Long Dark is Out!

Sharing some work news today! This is why I've been so busy. The Long Dark was released today. I'm proud to have worked on this as art director--it's very fun and also unique with a pure concept. I love playing this game and I hope you'll enjoy it too. All the artists did an incredible job on the visuals. It's also my ninth shipped game! 

Check out the trailer here:



Teaser:



Short film:



"ELEGY" - A Visual Poem of The Long Dark from Hinterland Studio Inc. on Vimeo.

News: A movie adaptation is in the works.

Have fun playing!


--Realm