I have made some decisions regarding some of the stories I’ working on which I hope will make things easier for me in the long run. I have decided to set aside the older stories like the vampire series and the shapeshifter series for now and focus on my newer stories like Town Curse and the epic fantasy story. I will still work on the vampire series and the shapeshifter series as I get the time and after I finish the newer stories that are due soon.
One story I’m working on right now is called Thornheart Legacy and it will be included in an anthology later this year. A new novel I’m working on has the tentative title of Dragon Fury. Thornheart Legacy will be published under my name. Dragon Fury might be published under my pen name. We will see. Town Curse will most likely be published under Diane Riggins as well. I won’t know the final decision on it until near the end of 2019 because I’m using it for my thesis project in Grad school.
The epic fantasy will be published under my pen name and other stories will be a case by case basis. One reason I created the pen name is to keep my teaching separate from the writing. I will still publish some things like I said before under Diane Riggins but since I write fantasy and paranormal novels as well as YA I want to keep them as separate as possible if that makes sense.
Also, for those interested here is my new pen name and link to her site. Not a lot there yet. Please give her a follow. The pen name is Jordyn Elliot. Let me know what you think of her name.
On that note I will end here with some other news as well. I’m participating in the A to Z challenge this year. I just have to come up with a theme and the topics now.
Look forward to your comments. 🙂
Prince Bane Baronne has baby fever. He is in search of a wife with the proper mystical bloodline to bear him the heir of prophecy. Anna Leon is chosen, but Bane only pretends to be Prince Charming. When Anna questions his intentions, she vanishes from the castle.
Convinced she is to blame for her younger sister’s disappearance, Maria Leon is coerced into the royal marriage instead. She is older, wiser, and should know better—but Bane always gets what he wants. And he is not above using trickery or treachery to do so.
Maria attempts to salvage what she can of a “happily ever after” by working hard to be the best mother and wife. Until the day she learns that every woman who has married into the Baronne line disappears soon after they have produced an heir.
And she is next in line.
I couldn’t put it down once I started reading it. The characters are well-written and well-developed. It has some great twists and turns to move the story along. I love the plot. Readers will be drawn into the story from the very first page. It is definitely one to add to your To Be Read list. You won’t disappointed when you grab a copy to read. I look forward to reading more of Ann’s books.
Thank you for stopping by during the hop. Hope you are having fun visiting the authors on the tour as well. A little about me and my stories. I write fantasy (epic/urban) and paranormal novels and short stories. I have recently started writing Young Adult fiction as well.
I live in the South with my dog and two cats. When I’m not writing or editing I can be found reading my favorite books which include The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings and anything paranormal set in the city of New Orleans, playing online games like her favorite one Lord of the Rings Online, watching some of my favorite movies (Fast and Furious Franchise, Harry Potter Franchise, The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings) and tv shows (Supernatural,The Originals, and Arrow), and spending time with my family and friends.
My favorite author and an influence on my writing is J.R.R. Tolkien. After reading The Lord of the Rings one of the things I decided to try as a writer was to create my own languages in an epic fantasy story I’m working on.
I started writing in middle school and continued into high school. I got away from it for a time and started back in college where I received a bachelor’s degree in media arts with a focus in screenwriting and I started writing seriously after that. I’m now working on my master’s in English and Creative Writing along with obtaining an online teaching certificate in creative writing within the program.
I have several Works In Progress that I’m working on but they will be under my pen name which I will be sharing soon. 🙂
Other places you can follow me:
Amazon Author Page: http://amazon.com/author/dianeriggins
I have two short stories published which are listed below:
The first one is titled Town Curse and is included an anthology I participated in a few years. It is currently being adapted into a full length novel. It is about a young man who is a witch and takes it upon himself to rid his town of a curse that has placed on it by a local witches’ coven. The tentative title for the full length version is Town Curse (Witches of Raven’s Nest).
Purchase link: Amazon
The other one is titled The Loss. It is about a female elf named Aleesia that is captain of the guard in the king’s army. She losses someone close to her and has to deal with further fall out when the king and prince are killed.
Purchase link: Amazon
I look forward to your comments. 🙂
(Sakana Series, Bk #1)
by Amanda LeMayBlurb:
I had a life plan: Get out of San Francisco. Go home. Start my new job.
I wanted to get on with my life. Howl at the moon. Let my wolf side run wild and free.
But when I stopped in Comfort, Texas, to spend a quiet 2-week vacation with family, all of my best-laid plans came to a screeching halt.
I didn’t plan for Dain Louvel. Okay, so maybe I’d secretly hoped to see him, again, but I didn’t expect all those feelings I’d felt for him before to come rushing back and blindside me. I’d moved on. Or so I thought.
The problem is, I didn’t plan on the sakana bond, that rare and precious bond between mates, to connect our minds, bodies, and souls.
I also hadn’t planned on fighting for my life.
But, yeah, stuff happens in Comfort, Texas. I really should’ve planned better.
I couldn’t put it down. The characters are well-developed and the plot is great. It has some great twists and turns throughout the story. Readers will be drawn into the story from the very first page. It is definitely one to add to your To Be Read list you won’t be disappointed. I look forward to reading more of Amanda’s books.
As you may have noticed the Works in Progress tab has disappeared from the bar at the top. There is a reason for this. I have hidden the page and subpages for now because I’m trying to decide if they are going to stay under my name or go under the pen name I’m creating. Which there will be more about that in the next few days like the name, link to the site for her, etc.
I decided since I’m attending school to get my master’s and a teaching certificate I want to keep the two things separate hence starting to write under a pen name. I will still write under my real name for some stories.
More soon. Look forward to your comments and feedback about this.