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CK #1 Quote: Wonder of Nature

This is a tease from the new CK book #1, which I am still wrestling on a title for.


Update on my series and WIP’s

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I need to quickly address some things, so you’re getting a second July update. I’ve been getting a few emails asking about Nightwalkers, so I’m going to address the plans for the series, as well as some of my other WIPs.

I plan on releasing these books in the near future. If one of my stories isn’t on this list, then it’s not on the list for edits or potential publication. They are listed in the order I hope to get to them. Of course, things may change, but this is where they stand in order as of now.

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Lie’s Prince and Lie’s King:

These books have been recently contracted to Hartwood Publishing, so they should be my next books released. They are my top priority at the moment. I will give you more information about those books, like release dates, etc, when I get them.

 

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Both of these books are written, but I’m still debating on whether they will be a part 1 or Part 2 type of thing. They are the same continuous story, so they have to be read together. CK 3 and 4 are more intense than the first two books and written in a slightly different style, so that’s a bit of a change.

 

foreverblackNightwalkers Book 4 and it’s spin-off book, Kiss of the Moon:

Nightwalkers 4 is roughly outlined, but I’m not giving away any details about it yet. If you read the ending of Blood War (book 3), you may already guess some of the issues that will arise in Book 4.

The spin off book, Kiss of the Moon will follow the “past” love story of the Count and Countess. It will take all the flashbacks in the books, put them in order, and fill in the rest of the story that you haven’t seen. It will be set in medieval times, so it will not be a contemporary romance like the rest of the books in the series.

Mistletoe:

This is my sports romance. It’s currently completed as a short story, but I want to make it a full novel. So yes, to all my hockey lovers, I’ll be releasing another sport’s romance in the future.

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Also, keep in mind that CK and Nightwalkers are no longer contracted to a publisher. That means I have to go the self-publishing route with the next books in the series. So, it will take more time to get them out because of that.

I am planning on formatting some of my published books for print, also. When I do, I will start with Nightwalkers. So, if you’re looking for a paper back version of one of my books, I should have them available sometime in the near future.

And just a heads up, I know they are listed as having paperback versions on Amazon already, but they those books aren’t available anymore. Those are the SCP versions of the books and were taken down when I got the rights back to the books.

And I’m sure if you nudged me a bit, you’d get them faster. There hasn’t really been a need to go to paperback, so I haven’t done it yet. But…if I know there is, I will get them out faster. So, let me know if there’s one you want and I’ll make it a priority 😉

If you have any other questions, feel free to shoot me an email and I’d be glad to answer it. I love talking to fans, so I’ll try to answer your questions to the best of my ability.

Here’s a link to my contact info if you need to contact me: https://hnsieverding.wordpress.com/contact-info/


Quote from CK3

I promised a quote from the newest novel in my CK series, so here it is…. 🙂


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Nightwalkers Quote: Cloak of Darkness

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Quote from Lie’s Prince: Glass Prince

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Ask An Author: How do you deal with bad reviews?

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This is the first of my “Ask An Author” posts.  Today, I’ve asked my panel of published authors the question, “How do you deal with bad reviews?”. If you’re an author and want to participate, too, feel free to leave your answer in the comment section. We’d love to hear it!

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The Answers

 

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“Shrug my shoulders and continue to be a better writer. A review, even from a professional reviewer is an opinion. Everyone is entitled to theirs even if it disagrees with yours and other reviews.”

– Lindsay Downs

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“I’ve come to realize the only way to deal with bad reviews is not to read them. (Something else that’s easier said than done). If that doesn’t work: ice cream or chocolate.”

– S.L. Stacy

 

 

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“First, evaluate if the reviewer has a point.  We’ve all read things we didn’t like.  If that can be true for us, then it can be true for others who read what we’ve written.  Learn from bad reviews, provided you have fairly evaluated if they are correct or at least logical.  Also, keep in mind that in order for someone to give you a bad review, they must have read your work.  That’s a positive.  And don’t be afraid to reach out to that person and thank them for reading and reading carefully.  Invite them to share any further reviews, positive or negative, with you personally.  It’ll make it more likely they’ll read more of what you’ve written.”

-Decker Schutt

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“I vent to friends, treat myself (usually a cupcake), then try to learn from it.”

-Tricia Andersen

 

 

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“I used to read them, but now I’ve found its better just to NOT read them. But if I do accidentally read a bad one, I usually read it fifty times, cry, then want to quit writing for the night. I’ll get over it by getting a hug (or kiss) from someone who listens to me vent about it, and I go back to writing the next day.”

-H.N. Sieverding

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“I have been lucky so far in one way by not having bad public reviews, but then again it is hard to actually get any reviews these days without paying lol. I think you have to learn to ignore trolls, do not reply to them but take any constructive criticism on board and learn from it.”

-Paula Acton

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Tattoo Quote: Black Irish

tattoosI saw this quote the other day and it made me chuckle, so I had to share. It’s an excerpt from Tricia Andersen’s, Black Irish. I wish I could’ve thought of the line. It’s so awesome! I think me and the author think alike. Must be why we’re besties 😉

And did she place the quote there for a “specific” reason? Go check out the book and find out!

 

 

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Check out the book here: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B019HB3NNI/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?ie=UTF8&btkr=1