Saturday, September 26, 2009
Excuse Me While I Toot
Toot my own horn, that is. It's official. I can finally announce that my book, The Keeper of the Crystor, has been accepted for publication by Valor Publishing Group. The release date is scheduled for May 12th, 2010.
After weeks and weeks of edits and rewrites, I had the privilege of signing my contract yesterday. It's been a long and weary road, but the result is worth every late night and rewritten scene. And it just proves that if you work long and hard enough, anyone can be published. I'm a 47 year old, overweight woman with no formal education past high school. All my writing education has been from reading books, online classes and writer's conferences. I was determined not to let anything stand in my way and now I can say I did it. WOOO HOOO! Can't wait to hold my book in my hands and flip through the pages.
Here's a little description from the back of the book.
The Keeper of the Crystor is a tale of magic, mystery and forbidden love.
Kira Edwards thought she knew everything about her best friend, Lydia, until a brutal attack during a photo shoot leaves Lydia seriously injured and the two of them stranded on a secluded mountain. When Lydia refuses to let Kira go for help, Lydia is forced to reveal the fact that she’s from another world—a world filled with powerful magic and evil forces. Kira soon discovers Lydia’s sister, Shandira, is behind the attack and seeks to take Lydia’s life.
To make things worse, Lydia summons her brother, Octavion, who blames Kira for the attack, almost killing her. When she volunteers to accept a healing charm, risking her life to heal Lydia, he finds himself not only fighting his primal hunger, but his unbridled feelings for Kira. The decision to stand by her friend, even though the world around her is falling apart, helps Kira embrace her inner strength, bringing her the confidence she needs to stand up to the forces that seek to destroy them all.
Her quick witted sense of humor makes a wonderful contrast to Octavion’s explosive temper, causing both to give in to their only common emotion…love. Will that love be enough to suppress Octavion’s fierce desire to take her life? Or will Kira be able to tame the wild beast that lives within his heart?
Thanks for letting me toot, guys. I feel much better....LOL