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The Cursed Wand is FREE!

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I am offering The Cursed Wand FREE for the next five days!

I love this book. I’m not sure if it’s because I wrote it after my massive shoulder injury and I felt like a phoenix rising from the ashes after I was finished, but it was probably my favorite in this series to write.

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The Cursed Scepter is LIVE!

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I am excited to announce that The Cursed Scepter is now available for download! I decided to push myself and publish early due to the fact my amazing father will be undergoing surgery next week and I want to focus on family for a bit.

I hope you all enjoy the final book to the series and I wish you all happy reading!

 

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The Cursed Scepter:

 

http://www.amazon.com/Cursed-Scepter-Book-four-Witch-ebook/dp/B00XK41BL0/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1431553696&sr=1-1&keywords=the+cursed+scepter

 

 

The Fae Witch Box set:

 

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00XK6SE4K

 

The Cursed Scepter Blurb and Release Info

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It’s almost here!

 

I am just putting the finishing touches on The Cursed Scepter, the fourth and final book of The Fae Witch Series. I know it doesn’t seem like it’s been a long time in the making, but to me, this was a story that was in my head for the past several years.

I’m also happy to say that I have pushed the release date up to May 19, 2015!

 

Blurb:

The Cursed Scepter.

Book Four of The Fae Witch Series.

In the final book of the best-selling series, Aston must risk everything to obtain the last instrument of power, the cursed scepter. Danger awaits her and her companions as they travel covertly into Aislinge so they can finally end this war once and for all.

Join Aston and Lucian’s final journey on this amazing quest!

 

 

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The Art of Taking a Break

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Someone recently asked me what I had been up to lately. It seems my disappearance from the outside world has not gone unnoticed. I answered simply that I was taking a break and I was soon going to go back to work on finishing editing the fourth and final book in The Fae Witch Series, The Cursed Scepter.

It’s funny, really. After writing seven books, this was the first¬†occurrence that my body and my brain shut down at the same time. The second I wrote out the epilogue, I turned off my laptop and I haven’t booted it up since yesterday.

I have joked that for the last three weeks I have discovered the joy of having Netflix so please leave me alone to my mindless pleasure of watching various television shows and movies that I have missed while I have been entrenched in my writing over the last two years.

I spent a whole week with my children during Spring Break doing nothing, but enjoying their company.

I have basked in the joy of sleeping and plowed through a box of photos that should have been gone through ten years ago.

In short, I have been living a quiet life while my brain recharged.

I tried to tell someone last week how I had been feeling and I think I can finally put it into words.

All my life I feel like I have lived in my head. When I finally gathered the courage to write all my stories that had been crowding my brain, everything exploded at once. I now had the fortitude to put my thoughts together so I could share them with the world and just like that, ideas and words saturated my very being.

If you want to know what it is like to be a writer, well, imagine a thousand browser tabs open on your computer at the same time. Try to picture a million words, faces, names, and plots spinning around in your head on a continuous cycle.

In short, it’s a creative dam that rushes out and never quiets. The stillness of a creek becomes a roaring river and the soft flakes of snow turn into a piercing storm of sharp ice shards.

This was the first time that the world stopped spinning rapidly and I could finally take a breath. The drive inside of me slowed and I knew that I had to bask in the peacefulness that I realized instinctively would be over soon enough.

My time out is coming to an end. I have to finish The Cursed Scepter. I also have to start on my next project which I am bursting at the seams now to write. It was originally going to be a two book series, but of course, me being me, had a flash of inspiration the other night. I now am adding two more books and the ideas and possibilities have given me the familiar goose bumps up and down my spine.

I think I pushed myself to the edge with the Skye Trilogy and The Fae Witch Series because those were the two stories that wouldn’t leave me for so long and I had to get them out before I screamed.

My screams are now sighs of happiness and instead of being sad that it’s over, I am actually content.

Being an Indie Author is tough. There are so many of us out there and we work tirelessly in hopes of reaching as many people possible without the benefit of outside help.

We cannot lose sight though of what’s important and that is our stories that we want to be told in the best way possible. To do that we need to take care of ourselves and our spirit. I have learned that sometimes taking a break is easier said than done, but when I get the chance again, you’re darn sure I’m going to take it and enjoy it to the fullest.

Now, it’s time to get back to work…

 

 

The Cursed Dagger is Released!

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The Cursed Dagger, book three of The Fae Witch Series is LIVE!

 

I am excited to finally share with everyone my new book and I thought I would give you all a little back story as to how I went about writing it these last few months.

I knew that this book was going to be a lot darker than the first two books in the series. I had prepared myself for it and I was ready to dive right in when I got the news that no one wants to hear.

My father went for a routine colonoscopy and hours later, they diagnosed him with stage four colon and liver cancer.

I think our whole family was shocked and for a few days we couldn’t even speak with one another. I just couldn’t believe it at first. My strong dad who had worked almost everyday¬†of his life was now¬†struck with cancer.

I¬†didn’t want to speak of it and then as I normally do, I lashed out in anger at my husband and mother. I know that they are the only two people that can handle my wrath and not hold it against me for too long so I suppose that’s why I chose them as my targets.

I tend to¬†act first and think later. I have always¬†let my emotions guide me and sometimes that isn’t such a good thing.

Once I let it out however, I was faced with the resolve that, like always, I was to be the strong one and the one to provide lightness and laughter to our current predicament. I was not going to treat my father any different nor was I going to sensor my self or my jokes.

I started writing The Cursed Dagger and it was there I could pour all my anger and frustrations out with my words on my keyboard. It was the best therapy that I could have ever had and I am thankful I have writing as an outlet to purge my soul otherwise I shudder to think what I would do to some poor being who caught me at a bad time.

My best friend told me that when she started reading the rough draft she could feel my anger and sadness in the story. I have to admit that it pleased me greatly that I had conveyed my feelings through my character so well.

Aston and her mental wellbeing is put through the ringer in this book. She has to deal with loss, sadness, and self-doubt. To be honest, writing her character was not easy. I cried more with this book than any other that I had written.

I also was surprised at how well Lucian’s character seems to grow as the story progresses and I think people will be surprised at the depth of his soul in this story. Long story short, Lucian grows up and he is unwavering in his support throughout Aston’s craziness.

I love how characters can evolve right in front of our eyes and I am always astounded when I read what I have written sometimes because there’s this little voice inside of me that shouts ‘I wrote that. I really wrote that.’

Call it my Sally Field moment, but it’s pretty awesome.

I hope that everyone enjoys the story and I happy to announce The Cursed Scepter is almost done and even though I will miss these characters, I am looking forward to the future!

You can download The Cursed Dagger here!

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00UI23PTS

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Isle of Skye, Book one of the Skye Trilogy

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00H1C3D9K

 

Isle of Night, Book two of the Skye Trilogy

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00J9KERJC

 

Isle of Dawn, Book three of the Skye Trilogy

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00LXIY9XM

 

Skye Trilogy Box Set

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00LXIYA7C

 

Scrumptious Skye Confections Cookbook

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00LX7OLR2

 

The Cursed Charm, Book one of The Fae Witch Series

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00OY5NMCA

 

The Cursed Wand, Book two of The Fae Witch Series

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00RW1NMBY

 

The Cursed Dagger, Book three of The Fae Witch Series

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00UI23PTS

 

The Cursed Scepter, Book four of The Fae Witch Series

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00XK41BL0

 

The Fae Witch Series Box Set

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00XK6SE4K

 

The Fairy Door, Book one of The Hidden Realm Series

http://www.amazon.com/Fairy-Door-Hidden-Realm-Book-ebook/dp/B0114Y9YTI/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1447046977&sr=1-3&keywords=shannon+barczak

 

The Fairyland Queen, Book two of The Hidden Realm Series

http://www.amazon.com/Fairyland-Queen-Hidden-Realm-Book-ebook/dp/B015K5XUB0/ref=sr_1_7?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1447046977&sr=1-7&keywords=shannon+barczak

 

Enchanting Wick, Book three of The Hidden Realm Series

http://www.amazon.com/Enchanting-Wick-Hidden-Realm-Three-ebook/dp/B01722CYUM/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1447046977&sr=1-1&keywords=shannon+barczak

 

Captivating Wick, Book four of The Hidden Realm Series

http://www.amazon.com/Captivating-Wick-Hidden-Realm-Book-ebook/dp/B017V4XI4W/ref=sr_1_14?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1447417882&sr=1-14&keywords=shannon+barczak