Years ago I never would have dreamed of self-publishing. I was raised with the idea there was only one way to publish; Find an agent who sells your books to a publisher. But times have changed. No longer do we write by hand or an old IBM typewriter. Stories are written very quickly and published just as fast. Still being old school at heart I began my quest for an agent and publisher. After a year, I ended up turning down the two contracts I was offered and decided, if I was going to have to do most of the publicity and work myself, why not give self-publishing a try.
Eternal Lovers was sent to my old non-fiction editor who worked her magic on it copy edits , then I sent it to a more modern male editor for line edits. Self publishing has been quite an experience but I am happy to say I am more than pleased with the outcome. The process from writing to editor to print is so much faster than past traditional publishing — at least on this end.
Learn your craft and apply that which will benefit your writing style. Long before you jump on the band wagon of self publishing, I would suggest you start making your self known around the many social media outlets.
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Build a website, blog and join face book, twitter and other such sites. Let people know you are a writer and what you have to offer them. You are going to need them too before you release your self published book. This sounds a bit overwhelming and it can be if you let it get to you. Do you or have you belonged to a writing organization? Which one? Have the helped you with your writing?
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I firmly believe no one understands a writer like another writer especially when you start talking about the voices in your head. I think every writer has at least one rejection story. I know I have a few. I had started a rather hot contemporary romantic piece which boarded on main stream erotica. Somehow, my work ended up in the hands of a Christian inspirational author who had volunteered to judge the contest. How she ended up judging erotica is yet to be discovered by me but she did. Needless to say, my scoring was at the bottom of the pile.
I came pretty close to tearing up the manuscript and tossing it into the trashcan.
Thankfully, I opened the second score sheet. The second judge raved about my exciting concept, calling it a fresh and welcome change. Nelson, in exchange for an honest review. So the companionship that Nowaki offers him is truly a special bond. Meanwhile Raphael keeps having dreams of a beautiful woman, with long platinum colored hair.
His angel. Who has tried to save him.
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Who is lying across his chest to comfort him. When everyone else arrives to help Raphael, it is Nowaki they find protecting him. Jessica has been trapped for years. She felt her life never truly had meaning, until she meets Raphael. The only way she can visit him, touch him as a woman, is in his dreams.
Can she be saved? Or will she always be on the other side of the looking glass? My Final Thoughts: This story was touching, exhilarating and unique. I loved all the characters and how the story developed was absolute perfection. I can honestly say, this is the book that sealed the deal with this being one of my favorite paranormal series! Nelson has in store. Mar 29, Lanette rated it it was amazing. Eternal Nights is the 2nd book in the series.
Sekhmet's Guardian's and while its long the pages just flew by. In my opinion this story wasn't long enough, lol. It's not often an author can successfully combine three various couples into one book and make it work, V. Nelson did just that.
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While this was Raphael and Jasmine's story it was also the story of two other couples, yet the inclusion of these other couples added to the storyline and enhanced the entire reading experience. All the people Eternal Nights is the 2nd book in the series. All the people that we were introduced in Eternal Lovers came back in this 2nd installment of Sekhmet's Guardians Nelson took us back on another emotional rollercoaster starting with the first page and didn't let up until the very end.
As a reader I'm happy that Ms. Nelson doesn't rush the story, but lets it unfold the way its suppose to The characters are well developed. I don't think the other couples needed their own book as they enhanced the storyline and played the perfect role right where they were placed. Each couple had their own issues that needed to be dealt with in their own way and Ms.
Nelson's writing is such that they keep their individuality while as the reader you cheer for them to find their own HEA even through the pain. We were introduced to new characters along with learning that the GI's are recruiting more single warriors to come to the compound I can't wait to find out what will be happening in the 3rd installment, Eternal Blades.
I enjoyed the fact that the author continued to give us glimpses of Gabe and Jen Apr 29, Laurie Garrison rated it liked it Shelves: paranormal-romance. Eternal Nights is a great read for those who love books like the BDB. The author creates a wonderful world with multiple POVs and multiple love stories in one book. All the characters grow with each passing book. I do suggest to the author to create a list of characters on her website so it would be easy for readers to look up the various characters and keep up as they read.
I recommend this book to a reader who love multiple POVs. I received this copy from the author for an honest review. Sep 26, Pratr- Authors rated it it was amazing. While Jennifer and Gabriel are off on the honeymoon. Raphael is looking after Nowaki, Jennifer's pet wolf.
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For 22 years Jessica has been trapped inside Nowaki and was content to remain until she sees Raphael. Unable to communicate she projects images into peoples mind. The only time Raphael is open to these images is when he is asleep. So every morning he has been waking up after having these erotic dreams. Now everywhere he goes he is looking for the women in his dreams. Meanwhile Set's organiz While Jennifer and Gabriel are off on the honeymoon. Meanwhile Set's organization is kidnapping lifemates and GI is doing everything they can to find them.
Nolan Jennifer's father is falling in love with Jasmine a human. Things are starting to really heat up. This is the second book in the Sekhmet's Guardians series. There are so many stories going on in this book. It keeps you turning pages. Different POV's so you pretty much know what everyone is thinking and feeling. The romance between Raphael and Jessica was extremely well done and there are so many twists and turns it keeps you guessing.
The war between Set's vampires and the guardians is heating up. New characters are introduced and old ones start to find their partners. I found the book hard to put down. Wonderful for lovers of para-normal and romance. Jul 30, Amanda Shelley-Masters rated it it was amazing Shelves: nerd-girl-reviews. Amazing read! Nelson is such an amazing author!
I really love the Selkie ties in the story as it brings such an incredible twist to the story. We also meet some new characters in this one with some new powers which I can't wa Amazing read! We also meet some new characters in this one with some new powers which I can't wait to learn more about in the next book!
Nelson brings all of it together in such a way as to keep you thoroughly entertained and highly intrigued, wanting more and more with each turn of the page. What I found most intriguing was the changing of sides and the lies told by the other side to keep the soldiers in line.
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I found this most creative and thought V. Nelson did a wonderful job with this part of the story. My new favourites from this would have to be Tshering Snow and Jasmine. I love both of there stories and I can't wait to see what more comes out of their tales. Jan 14, Katrina rated it liked it. Actually, 2.
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I have to admit, I had higher expectations of this book. I found the pace extremely slow e. There is a huge difference between attention to details and being overburdened with details. One substantiates the st Actually, 2. One substantiates the story and provides valuable information, while the other -one not only will not contribute to the story but will slow it down to a crawl speed.
In other words — I was hoping for a rollercoaster or at least an exhilarating ride but ended up with a merry-go-round. It was no wonder she found herself writing a paranormal series.
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