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Project Publish is rolling along nicely. A Pack Forms and The Council have both been published as short read miniseries and as complete volumes. The series is doing well and the covers have gotten a facelift. Tantalu and Synner and Sainte are also available as both the short read miniseries and their complete volumes as well. Magic Calls to Magic is currently in the process of being published as I write this blog post.
I am excited that I started on this path to publishing my stories as short reads. It seems to have been a positive move. It has allowed my stories to reach a broader audience than I reached with only the longer works, and it has proven to be better at shortening the time it takes for me to get more of my stories completed.
This way I also no longer worry about how long the story is. I just worry about writing a good story. The editing process is easier. I still write long, but when it comes to publishing, I need for the story to begin short and be told in parts.
The Storyboard preview for War Dogs is now live! Check it out on YouTube. The dream is taking shape. It is really awesome to see the evidence of hard work begin to pay off. The YouTube channel is starting to look better. For those of you who don't know, I have moved to Florida. (No, I did not give up my home in the forest of East Texas, but the beach is nice at night!) I need a job making enough to pay the bills and staying in Longview was not the answer. So you might start to see more of Florida imagery in the social media.
On a different social media topic, I am still in Twitter jail for whatever reason. (No, not offensive posts.) I can't follow people back there for some weird reason. But I am still refusing to unfollow people. So whatever they want to do. If you prefer to connect there, I have to admit to being less visible there as of late because of that.
The dream group on Facebook has taken off. I invite all who use Facebook to join for updates and added extras. I am still posting occasionally to Pinterest, Tumblr, and Instagram, but publishing and job hunting now that I have settled into my new residence in Florida have taken a huge chunk of my time. If you follow me there, I promise I will get back to you. Just know that it could take longer than it once did.
So I started writing a story that I thought was a book. It turned into a series of books which then turned into a saga of multiple series and short reads. I have not actually finished the story yet. (I do know how it ends now though!)
I was supposed to be working on finishing it, but it seems to only get larger and become more expansive.
Instead of writing more of the Draoithe saga, I found myself adding to the Electric Shadows short read miniseries volume that was already at 100k words and includes characters first introduced in the ninth volume. It should be the 18th complete volume. I am shaking my head. The story was done. Done! Nope. Apparently not! Sigh...
It will be better now than it was, but that means it will take longer to get to work on the next volume, Dragon Wedding. Oh well, it is the price I pay to be a pantser style writer. Gaspard is back in this one. You may remember him from Fire and a Gryphon. This volume also includes the valravne saved from the barn and the Black Shadow Castle.
A Taste of Electric Shadows
He was handsome and smart. Gaspard had been a Commander. He had rank and a position he had worked for and earned. He had valued it. She had ruined it, but he held her and refused her the guilt she should rightly feel.
He looked into her eyes for a long moment before his lips crashed into hers. Gaspard was kissing her. He was masterful and commanding. He held her close and kissed her long and deep as if he had been waiting to kiss her for years and had only recently found his courage.
Her whole body tingled in pleasure, and she never wanted the kiss to end. His lips pressing hers, his chest compressing her breasts, and the hard shaft between his legs pressed firmly next to her body thrilled her. He made her feel like a woman. She melted against him and submitted to the kiss entirely. When he broke the kiss, he closed his eyes with his forehead resting on hers.
She licked her lips. The taste of the coffee he preferred was on her lips. The scent of warm grass in the sun swirled around her stealing her focus and placing Gaspard at the center of her whole world in a way no man had ever been before. She had no idea what to do or what to say. What had felt so wonderful suddenly made her nervous. She had wanted the kiss, wanted whatever might follow it too, but should she want it?
Kiri stumbled away from him confused. She blinked. He looked hurt. She did not want that. No one ever made her feel the way he made her feel. She didn't know what to do with it.
Gotta run. Dinner must be made! If you read, please be kind and leave your review!
Welcome to Ophelia Kee Speaks. This is a blog chronicling my independent author walk. The journey into the dream has been a life-changing experience as I try to become a full-time writer and leave the professional world behind me. In my blog each day, you will find information on the ‘behind the scenes’ for writing contemporary adult fantasy fiction and paranormal romance stories set in the dream. I will speak on topics detailing with my writing, publishing, promotion, and marketing as well as social media dealing with my books, book trailers, book launches, book art, music, audio, and video, as well as shameless self-promotion. I am not an expert and am not claiming to be one. I am simply one writer offering a glimpse of my struggle to become a successful independent author. Thank you for considering my words. All rights reserved.
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