From Imagination To Publication

Sunday, May 31, 2015

For The Mamas...

Today, the amazing and talented VMK Fewings releases a new novella in her Enthrall Series. This series is NOT for the kiddos, but if you're a book-loving Mama who likes super hotness, then this is for you ;)

Cameron's control is priced at $1.99 but the rest of the series is on sale for $.99! Woot!!

I'm not sure how long it will last, but for $.99 why wait?

"I couldn't put this puppy down....I couldn't resist the feeling that something major was always about to happen...literally the whole darn book." - Goodreads Reviewer

People are really liking this series. So much so, that VMK can now call herself a best-selling author!! YAY! Congrats V!

Buy Cameron's Control by clicking HERE.

Or book one in the Enthrall Series by clicking HERE.

Friday, May 22, 2015

VOTE For Your Favorite Tagline - Book #3

If you've been following my posts lately, you might have realized Children of the Gods #3 suddenly has a title--REDEMPTION! Woooot!

Here is a little update for you all:

1. REDEMPTION (Children of the Gods #3) has officially been sent off to my foreign publishers, Editions Milan (France), AdA (Canada - French translation), and SharpPoint Press (Taiwan - Chinese translation). Though I can't guarantee how long it will take them to publish it, at least my work is done! YAY! I'll keep you in the loop about release dates.

*US release is scheduled for September 2, 2015

2. The covers for all three books are complete and the cover reveal is scheduled as planned for June 15th. Sign up to take part HERE. (For those who don't know, I'm re-releasing the first two books in the series. More info on that HERE.)

3. REDEMPTION has been added to technically you can read the back cover blurb (though it may change) by clicking HERE.

4. Cute Side Note: While I was polishing up REDEMPTION for my foreign publishers, my 2-year-old got a hold of my red pen...he had some suggestions (See pic).

5. I need your help deciding on the tagline for the third book.

Here are the tag-lines for the first two books:

There are others like her. Many of them. And they have been waiting for her for a long time.

The Descendants have waited long enough for freedom.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Cover Reveal: Kingston Court by Holly Kammier

Today's cover reveal is not only exciting for my friend/writing partner/editor/publishing's exciting for me!! I've read/edited this book countless times. Not only because Holly and I are going down this publishing journey together, but because it's GOOD!

Congrats, Holly. I'm so happy for you and very proud to post this cover on my blog :)

Disclaimer: This is NOT a YA book. Adults only.

What happens when you take middle-aged, stay-home-moms, and throw them back into the workforce and dating? A modern twist between Desperate Housewives and Sex and the City, Kingston Court follows the love, lies, and friendships of two wealthy Southern California women. 
Samantha and Natalie are at a crossroads. Gorgeous, over-the-top Samantha, hangs her status and her happiness on her “perfect” husband. That is until she learns his secret. 
But she’s not the only mother on the block struggling. Natalie, nurturing and careful, is thrust back into the workforce after her husband barely survives a horrifying car crash. However, it isn’t just her new job co-hosting a national morning news show that keeps her busy. Alik, the hot young production assistant, does everything in his power to seduce the woman he loves. 
Death and misfortune in the span of a single year force these two women to rediscover their inner strength and make life-changing choices. Kingston Court is full of scandal, temptation, and all of life’s juicy little secrets. 

Add KINGSTON COURT to your Goodreads to-read list by clicking here.

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Thursday, May 14, 2015

Guest Post: Christa Yelich-Koth - Release of ILLUSION

YAY! I'm so excited for my friend, Christa. I had the pleasure of reading ILLUSION prior to its release, and it's SUCH a good book. Those of you who love intricate worlds and great science fiction/fantasy/space opera are going to love this one.

I asked Christa to guest post today as part of her blog tour. After reading her novel I was interested in who her biggest TV, movie, and author influences were and how they helped shape her novel, ILLUSION.

Take it away, Christa!

A single spark can start a fire.

Influences. I used to think I didn’t have any—that my writing voice was my own. Which is true. My writing style, flow, and tone are all me.  But how those elements came together was a mish-mash of flickering sparks from all around me.

Multiple mediums of storytelling and multiple types of stories have guided me into finding my own voice. Here are the most influential writers from my life:

1) Stephen King—I started reading King in middle school. I devoured his books: Misery, IT, Carrie, The Shinning. I loved getting wrapped up in his characters. He could write pages (and he often did) about simple character backstory and I never felt bored. It was this quality that I brought to my own writing—characters whose own stories inside the plot are as captivating as the current situation.

2) Anne McCaffrey—I got into McCaffrey’s Pern series in the beginning of high school. She had the ability to create a realistic world with politics, culture, and wait for it... dragons! All of these things intermingled so well I never felt like I was on a different planet—just a different version of one I somehow already knew. Creating a believable, yet relatable, environment is instrumental in creating alternate places in my science fantasy books.

3) Joss Whedon—Buffy became a staple in my life in high school. I quickly became a Whedon fan, following his other shows /movies later. What drew me in was his incredible ability to balance humor with drama. He could have the world (literally) falling apart around the characters and be able to bring humor and heart to the situation without rupturing the mood. This is something I love putting in my writing—that delicate teeter-totter to keep a situation from being too melodramatic, but also showing these are real moments happening to the characters.

4) Edgar Allen Poe—Poe’s short stories jumped out at me late in high school. His detailed descriptions of settings not only added to the visual of the story, but actually increased the tension. If I could capture that—make the settings part of the ensemble, part of the mystery, I could use something that is usually considered background and bring it forward as its own contender.

5) Anne Rice—Introduced to her writing in early college, I was impressed by the way Rice could make horror enticing. Her books about vampires were described in sensual and flowery ways. Then suddenly she would make you remember that these were monsters. This duality made me realize I could take something a reader would expect, change its meaning and feel, and then flip it back again. I could play with normal scenarios and twist them, giving the reader a new way to look at and think about concepts they’d only envisioned a certain way.

So what does this mean for my newest novel, ILLUSION?

You will get characters whose backstories are as captivating as their present situation.

You will experience a foreign surrounding and yet feel completely at ease there as you grow with the characters.

You will feel a balance between tension and reality—no dramatics, just truth. No goofyness, just heart.

You will be brought into a full world, where every piece is important, from the pinpoints of light in space to the nuts and bolts of the spaceship.

And the boundaries of your senses, your emotions, and the concept of personal growth will be tested, relearned, and turned around when you least expect it, keeping you sucked in.

I am amazed at the amount of influence I’ve felt over the years. Stories have touched my soul, my heart, my head. They have swayed me to write the best of all of those worlds.
I hope you enjoy ILLUSION. Thank you for joining me along my blog tour! And special thanks to Jessica Therrien for being the hostess at the end of such a great experience!

Christa Yelich-Koth is the author of graphic novel HOLLOW, comic book series HOLLOW’S PRISM and upcoming science fantasy novel ILLUSION from Buzz & Roar Publishing. She has staffed and led a workshop at the Southern California Writer’s Conference, been a panelist at MiniCon, and was co-founder of Green-Eyed Unicorn Comics. She can be reached at Her website is

ILLUSION can be purchased for pre-order (with an exclusive pdf schematic of the Horizon spaceship), at

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Book Release Dates

Well, here we go. Posting these dates means I have to push forward. No matter how crazy it gets with 2 kids...

For those wondering what is going on, I'm planning a re-release of my series, Children of the Gods. The first editions of the books were officially taken off the market. Both previously published books in my series (OPPRESSION & UPRISING) will not be available to purchase until their re-release. The stories will be the same, but there will be new covers, a bonus chapter, oh...and the 3rd and final book! YAY! Here's what you need to know about when the books will be available.


Re-release of OPPRESSION (Children of the Gods #1)


Re-release of UPRISING (Children of the Gods #2)


Release of the NEWEST and LAST book in the series, 
REDEMPTION (Children of the Gods #3)



Cover reveal for all three books: June 15 (subject to change)

ARC Distribution for REDEMPTION: August 1

Blog tour for REDEMPTION: November 2nd-16th

Friday, May 1, 2015


So, I've been laying low, waiting, nail-biting, driving my friend/fellow author/cover designer, Carrie Butler, nuts with all of my picky do-this-not-that nonsense, but last night she nailed it! I have a new cover for OPPRESSION. You have no idea how badly I want to show you. It kept me up last night. I just wanted to stare at I did. I had my phone by the bed and peeked at it about 50 times.

I'm such a perfectionist. I want things to be perfect right off the bat, so it's hard for me to let the creative process unfold. My stomach was in knots the whole time. I can't tell you how good it feels to look at my new cover and LOVE it. I'm so happy!

UPRISING and BOOK 3 are next...I can't wait to see what Carrie comes up with. YAY!

I'm going to try and buckle down over the weekend and post some dates for you guys. Release dates for the re-release of OPPRESSION, UPRISING, and BOOK 3, title and cover reveals, ARC requests, blog tour, etc.

Things are moving along :)