Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Excerpt of Melding Souls and discounts on Scandals With Bite!

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Hey everyone!
It's been a whole month since I last put out a newsletter. Between having a horrible tooth extraction and then getting the flu, I got behind on my writing.
Anyway, I had meant to talk about my 2019 Goals with you, but missed out on doing that. However, I did get them up on my blog if you're interested.
Anyway, first onto the discounts.
His Ruthless Bite is now discounted to $2.99
Wynter's Bite is also $2.99
And the Highwayman's Bite is $3.99
So if you're into Regency Vampires, take a bite!
Of course, there are also vampires in my Brides of Prophecy series and even though the upcoming new release, Melding Souls, features sexy sorcerers, the vampires are heavily featured in this next adventure.
Enjoy the below excerpt!
Beau awoke to a weight sinking beside him on the cot.
Aurora’s voice gently tugged him from the black swirl of unconsciousness. “Rise and shine, sleepyhead. You’ve been down for almost twelve hours.”
“Art—” he groaned, struggling to sit up.
“He left with Delgarias at dusk.” Aurora leaned closer and whispered, “Did you make your move yet?”
“He was digging a bullet out of my arm, ’Ror. Hardly the time to ask which team he bats for.” Beau started to roll his eyes, then froze. “What do you mean, Art left with Del? Where did they go?”
“Some hella intrigue going on.” The drummer’s eyes lit with conspiratorial mischief. “Zareth received a letter from the king of Wurrakia requesting for his son to return for a couple weeks, but Zareth thinks Art’s dad is going to ask him to spy on Zareth. That’s why Zareth’s having Del escort Art. A blatant warning of who Wurrakia would be messing with if they decide to get treasonous.”
Artavian had been talking about the political tensions between his homeland and Zareth, but Beau had fallen asleep. Now he wanted to kick himself. How bad was it? Would Art be in danger? What if the Wurrak king refused to give Art back to Zareth?
“Damn it! Art was just telling me how afraid he was to go home.” Beau launched himself from the cot and ran out of Artavian’s chambers, only half-hearing Aurora jogging after him. “Zareth should have refused!”
By the time he got down the spiral staircase and reached the crowded solar, he was too out of breath to call out the King of Aisthanesthai. Even more frustrating was that he’d have an audience. Xochitl was beside her husband, Sylvis stood nearby with Kerainne, who cradled Silas and Akasha’s baby with heart-wrenching tenderness. Then there were all the vampires filling the large room, their eyes glittering with hunger.
Dizziness nearly buckled his knees as an alien thought slipped through his mind. We’re almost all here.
“Beau?” Xochitl appeared in front of him, grasping his shoulders. “You okay?”
“Physically? Just fine. Art is a miraculous healer.” Anger restored the strength to his muscles as he jerked away from Xochitl and strode to her husband. “You shouldn’t have sent him back to his father.”
Instead of lashing out at him with kingly ire like Beau had seen during royal audiences, Zareth only nodded. “I didn’t want to. But I do not want to risk an uprising.”
“Why not?” Beau crossed his arms over his chest, something he couldn’t have done if he’d been treated by a doctor on Earth. “You’re king of this entire world. You can raise an army and crush him. They don’t even use magic in battle.”
“For one thing, I would be a tyrant if I went to war over the loss of an apprentice.” Zareth sighed with impatience. “For another, I have no wish to slaughter Artavian’s kin. Though I’m even less fond of Aylmer than his son is, I do not wish to kill him unless I’m forced to.” Before Beau could respond, the sorcerer continued. “Artavian will return. Aylmer didn’t demand him to be brought home permanently, just for two turns of the gold moon. And in case he ventures down that line of thought, Delgarias will be there to remind Aylmer of Artavian’s importance to me.”
“You could have at least let me go with him.” That way, Beau could have made sure Art was okay. And was Zareth saying that Art would be gone for two months?
Zareth shook his head. “Your presence would vex the Wurrak king further. You know why.”
Because he was gay and Artavian’s country was a heteronormative dystopia. Though there was no judgment in the sorcerer’s voice, Beau cringed. “Why would you take Art back when you think his father wants to use him as a spy?”
“Because I have faith in Artavian’s loyalty to me. He risked his life to help me before.” Zareth reached up with his eerily long fingers to toy with a lock of his long black and silver hair. “This time, he’s in no danger and may be able to provide me with useful information as to which way the wind blows in Wurrakia. War is coming. I will need all of my people to be prepared and cannot have any kingdoms going against my decrees. Mephistopheles will sniff out those sorts of vulnerabilities and exploit them.”
Beau’s eyes widened as he grasped the unspoken aspect of the king’s motives. “You’re using Art.”
I hope you enjoyed the exceprt! Melding Souls will release February 18th! 
As always, thanks so much for being one of my readers. I couldn't do this without you!
Until next time, Big Hugs!
-Brooklyn Ann

Series by Brooklyn Ann
Scandals With Bite
(Regency paranormal romance)
Books do not need to be read in order
Brides of Prophecy
(Paranormal Romance/ Urban Fantasy) 
Also don't need to be read in order until book 5...kinda
Prequel: Tesemini (Free)
Wrenching Fate Only 99 cents!
Hearts of Metal
(Contemporary Romance)
Standalones that intertwine
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Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Review of 2018 Goals and onto 2019 Goals

Well, I was supposed to go over last year's goals and document my new ones last week, but I was too busy writing instead of slacking for once.

So here we go:

Last year's goals:

#1: Create a schedule:

I started out amazingly with this one. I got the My Shining Year Planner by Leonie Dawson, along with an hourly planner and kicked ass. ....Until I started Chantix. Then everything fell apart by February.

#2 Create a budget:

I did pretty well with that because it was even in the workbook... and then my book sales plummeted.

#3: Write a Will

Damn it! I STILL need to do this!

#4: Work on Health

Just like with the Chantix, I started strong, stretching and taking my vitamins, and then it went to hell.... except for a couple great things! I QUIT SMOKING! That wasn't even a goal, but then my roommate got COPD and had to quit and my son came to live with me full time, so I quit for them. I also cut out Sprite and now drink zero calorie sparkling water.

Just for quitting smoking alone, I'm going to call that a win.

#5.) Produce at least one Audiobook.

Hahahaha nope. Didn't have the time or money to do that.

#6.)  Do at least one local book signing.

That's a big regret. The Chantix insanity lasted almost five months. After that, I'd fallen behind on all my writing and was in a constant state of catch-up.

#7.)  Write 4 books for 2018.

I wrote two full Hearts of Metal novels, one half of a Brides of Prophecy novel, and a quarter of my new SECRET book idea.

#9 Begin NEW secret idea book


#10.)  Be good to my loved ones.

I feel like I pulled this one off as well.

#11  Get Little Beast on the road

Hahaha. I did not have time to do any car work aside from my daily driver.

#12: Put Engine in my son's truck.

Kent did that. Does it count?

#13: Learn how to airbrush flames. 

Alas, I didn't have time to play with my airbrush kit last year, but I really hope to this year. I did do some kickass scratchboards though.

So... 3 1/2 goals out of 13. Not good.

MY 2019 Goals

I'm not going freaking 13 of them this time, lol.

1.) Have realistic expectations for myself. 

I think when I was working three jobs, and juggling between writing and marketing, I got too used to working 18 hour days and burned myself out. Which is probably why my productivity took a nosedive for 2017 and especially 2018. That said....

2.) Go back to having a schedule and planner.

Since I have to rebuild by business, I didn't get Leonie Dawson's planner this time, though I HIGHLY recommend it if you're generating more than $500 a month on your business. She also has a cool life goals workbook as well.

But now I'm trying this one. Only on Day 8, but I'm doing well!

3.) Write 27000 words a month.

It's my eventual dream to get 30K a month and average 1K a day, but I feel like I should have days off for emergencies or just days off to live. And 27000 a month is enough to net me a book every three months!

4.) Get one more tooth fixed.

My teeth are in bad shape. Already had to get one more pulled because it wasn't salvageable. Hopefully I can get my book sales up enough to start putting money aside for that.

5.) Get my son driving and insured. 

He's saving money enough to cover a couple months of insurance, but he needs more driving practice.

6.) Write a Will


7.) Keep a better log of income and expenses.


And that's it. Seven goals and most about writing. Yes, I'll still attempt to market, but writing will be my priority. I have a new series coming, several more Brides of Prophecy books to write, and a new series to plan.

I hope everyone else has an excellent year!!!