Art Begets Art

Post #2 for the Wolfen world will focus on the awesomeness of muse sharing. I count myself incredibly blessed and fortunate to have a small, tight group of amazing friends, who also happen to be beyond talented artists. One in particular seems to share my muse when it comes to creating cool new stuff. Happi Anarky is an artist and photographer (among other, even more impressive things). She and I sometimes cycle back and forth. She will draw something that inspires a story from me and vice versa. Happi is a die hard fan of Wolfen and has been hounding me since before the book was even published to write a sequel. Wolfen Deux has been a running inside joke with us for years, which is why the dedication page of Helena now reads the following:

Because “Died waiting for Wolfen Deux” is not an appropriate thing to put on a headstone.

Yes, she has actually threatened to do that…

Anyway, whether it’s because the book inspired her to do it, or because she’s been subtly trying to hint that I need to get my arse in gear, Happi has created a number of stunning pieces of post-apocalyptic art, some of which she’s graciously allowed me to use to promote the book. Today, I share them all with you, so sit back, relax and enjoy. If you like what you see, please go show Happi some love on her website or social media:

Website: happianarky.com
Facebook: facebook.com/happianarky
Instagram: @happianarky_ig


Art by Happi Anarky

Shared with the artist’s permission



Have you read Wolfen? Who was your favorite character?


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A look inside HELENA

Don’t mind me, just stopping by to share the sneak peek that just went out in my latest newsletter. 🙂 I may or may not share more in the next few months leading up to the book signings. Speaking of which, if you’re planning to come see me at the Indy Author event in Indianapolis, IN, you can get $5 off your admission if you name drop me. 😉 Use coupon code ALIANNE to get the discount. Event details below the excerpt.

Until next time!


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Indy Author Event
September 14, 2019  12:15-5pm (VIP Check-in at 11:15)
Indianapolis Marriot East (7202 E 21st St., Indianapolis, IN 46219)
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Sweet as a Peach Author Event
October 5, 2019 1-5pm (VIP admission at 12pm)
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Upcoming Release: Virtual

I interrupt your weekend for a special announcement for this 200th post on my blog (cheers and champagne for lots of blabbery!). I was sitting on this one for a while to make sure I could make it work, and it turns out I can!

Many moons ago, I began posting a novella on this blog. The story went up by chapters, but got abandoned when other projects took over my brain and demanded my attention. I went back to it after I finished Wolfen, and still loved the story enough to want to do something with it. The chapters have now been removed from the blog, because as I began to edit, I realized a lot of big changes would have to be made. They were, they work, and now I can happily announce that VIRTUAL will be making its electronic debut very, very soon. Probably even before Wolfen, so you’ll have something sweet to chew on before the main course. 😉

And now, without further ado, I introduce to you my youngest Child of Ink:

Virtual

VirtualLaunch day for Hearth Global’s smart house system. Techs in place, programs operational, uplinks activated. All systems go. Until one doesn’t. Ryan has a house on his roster without any record of the construction, and it’s a hot mess. Actually, calling it that is an insult to hot messes everywhere. They have to inform the owner. It’ll be a PR nightmare, especially on their first official day in business, and even more so when the owner is a lawyer ready to bury them in lawsuits, but it has to be done. Right?

Uh, not so much. As it turns out, there’s a lot more at stake than Hearth Global’s reputation–top secret government stuff in which Ryan is now swimming up to his ears. He can’t make this software work by himself without the beautiful owner finding out something isn’t up to snuff. But what other choice does he have? The DOD is keeping tabs on the company, watching Victoria to make sure she doesn’t cause waves, and threatening to step in if anyone jeopardizes their agenda. To keep them all safe, Ryan has to buck up and take on the role of Victoria’s virtual house servant. 24-7. For as long as it takes to get the house up and running on its own. Because nothing could possibly go wrong with that…

Read more about VIRTUAL and check out the Excerpt here

The Royal Wizard Trailer and Release Date

Greetings! Long time no see! I hope your holidays and New Year were a fantastic end to 2012 and beautiful beginning to 2013.

I have a lot of news to share. For those who follow me on Facebook, you may have noticed the new book trailers I’ve posted in the last few days. Yes, I started dabbling in a new art form–Windows Movie Maker. And, believe me, it truly is a form of art to get that finicky piece of Microsoft software to do what I want it to… But I am happy to report that in the battle for a put-together book trailer, I am winning! There will be more trailers to come, I hope to have one for each of my books, but for now, check out my YouTube Channel to see what you might have missed and enjoy this little piece (my absolutely first, very virginal attempt at making a trailer so don’t laugh too hard, the second one already looks better!):

And that is not all! I am happy to report that The Royal Wizard is now safely in the very competent hands of my editor and I can therefore finally announce the release date! Come March 3, 2013, there will be a new literary baby born to Smashwords. I will have cameras and tissues ready.

The Royal WizardWith all that said, it’s time for the good part! I would like to share another little piece of this book, a preview of what will be to come. If you missed it, you can still read the unedited Prologue here. But today, I am also adding the unedited Chapter One for your reading pleasure. Enjoy!