Half a million words in a year?

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Back in June, I wrote a blog post about my aim to achieve Quarter of a Million words by midsummer. That particular goal was achieved, and more, so I looked ahead and wondered if it would be madness to aim for half a million before the end of 2015.

Crazy, I thought. Half a million?

Now, at the time of writing, I’ve somehow (and it still amazes me) racked up 410,000 real words, most of them the in order right.

(Yes, I know I did the same joke back in June) *shrugs.*

So, at this point, half a million words before the year end seems achievable. My target for the end of September (this week), if I had been writing consistently, was 375,000. Bang. Blown that figure out of the water.

How have I been able to put down so many words this year? Having a whole string of short stories to write has been a major part of this, leaving me with no shortage of writing material. Got a block? Simply skip over to another story until the block passes.

The downside of all this is that my third book, and the last in the trilogy, ‘A Fury of Angels,’ has slipped behind schedule, so if I’m to complete it in time for my editor to savage (kidding!) in January, I need to put aside at least a month to complete it.

If only I had a cloning machine…

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Live action book trailer for A Construct of Angels.

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In the past few days, I’ve released several teaser trailers for ‘A Construct of Angels,’ my live-action trailer.

Now here’s the full video, which has gone through many phases of editing, as well as a beta review by several friends.

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As with writing, it’s only once you embark on making something like this, do you realise how many people become involved. Creating something as complex as a novel or a short movie requires patience, dedication and a number of good friends, willing to lend a hand.

There were many other elements I wanted to add to this short trailer, but time, money (i.e. the lack of it) and a wish to see this released on September 16th, the day the first book begins, all led to the video being wrapped up in late August, with a few last-minute edits (inevitably).

I hope you like it. I’m not sure if I’ll ever have the time to make a sequel, but who knows? If the response is encouraging, then it would be worthwhile.

Until then, I endeavour to Write On…

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Teaser trailers for ‘A Construct of Angels.

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It’s been a long time coming, but my efforts to create a live action trailer for my novel are nearing completion:

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The Full video will be released on September 16th. It’s been almost three years (November 2012) since I conceived the idea of a live-action trailer. Finding people to feature in it has been difficult.

I’ve tried in vain to engage drama schools in both Burton-upon-Trent and York areas. Finally, with the help of a work colleague I managed to find Tamar, the young lady who acts out the role of my main character, Sara Finn.

More on this feature in a couple of days.

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Week 3. Summer Beach Read Extravaganza! B-)

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From June 21st until July 21st Candace, Sonya and Andrew are coming together to bring you three amazing books, plus priority shipping in the USA for one low price of $45!

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img3For that price you get three signed books and bookmarks, and your name instantly added to the weekly giveaway drawing each Monday.

There’s some pretty awesome stuff up for grabs each week as giveaways get unlocked.

Quantities are limited – Only 14 bundles available!

Here’s how it will work:

Week #1 June 21st – June 27th

3 total sales unlocks the first giveaway of a $10 Amazon egift card! Purchasers names will be entered in a list randomizer, selected and announced Monday June 29th.

Week #2 June 28th – July 4th

6 total sales unlocks the second giveaway of a UtopYa swag bag full of goodies! All purchaser names will be entered in a list randomizer, selected and announced Monday July 5th.

Week #3 July 5th – July 11th

9 total sales unlocks the third giveaway of a $25 Bath and Bodyworks egift card! All purchaser names will be entered in a list randomizer, selected and announced Monday July 13th.

Week #4 July 12th – July 21st

14 total sales unlocks the fourth giveaway of a Kindle Paperwhite! All purchaser names will be entered in a list randomizer, selected and announced July 22nd.

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Don’t forget to check in with the Candace, Sonya and Andrew. You might find a random giveaway or two during this month long Summer Beach Read Extravaganza!

**Already have Everlasting or The Summer I Fell? You can switch them out with other works of that series. Contact either Candace or Sonya for more information.

Thanks for stopping in, we hope you take advantage of this amazing offer!

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Summer Beach Read Extravaganza!

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From June 21st until July 21st Candace, Sonya and Andrew are coming together to bring you three amazing books, plus priority shipping in the USA for one low price of $45!

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img3For that price you get three signed books and bookmarks, and your name instantly added to the weekly giveaway drawing each Monday.

There’s some pretty awesome stuff up for grabs each week as giveaways get unlocked.

Quantities are limited – Only 14 bundles available!

Here’s how it will work:

Week #1 June 21st – June 27th

3 total sales unlocks the first giveaway of a $10 Amazon egift card! Purchasers names will be entered in a list randomizer, selected and announced Monday June 29th.

Week #2 June 28th – July 4th

6 total sales unlocks the second giveaway of a UtopYa swag bag full of goodies! All purchaser names will be entered in a list randomizer, selected and announced Monday July 5th.

Week #3 July 5th – July 11th

9 total sales unlocks the third giveaway of a $25 Bath and Bodyworks egift card! All purchaser names will be entered in a list randomizer, selected and announced Monday July 13th.

Week #4 July 12th – July 21st

14 total sales unlocks the fourth giveaway of a Kindle Paperwhite! All purchaser names will be entered in a list randomizer, selected and announced July 22nd.

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Don’t forget to check in with the Candace, Sonya and Andrew. You might find a random giveaway or two during this month long Summer Beach Read Extravaganza!

**Already have Everlasting or The Summer I Fell? You can switch them out with other works of that series. Contact either Candace or Sonya for more information.

Thanks for stopping in, we hope you take advantage of this amazing offer!

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Release day has arrived!

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The first story in the new Wolves of New Hampshire will be released today.

“When Nadia St. John applies for the position of secretary at an outdoor adventure center in New Hampshire, she has little idea of the activities that take place at the isolated lodge, or of its convoluted and bloody history.

A mysterious package, delivered on a stormy night by a half-dressed boy, tantalizes her with clues about her past, and her family’s disappearance fifteen years ago. Will the self-styled Sean Ireland, center manager, protect her from her past, or force her to confront it?”

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Fifty years ago, a delicate truce was formed between three of the largest packs of shape-shifters in New Hampshire, ending centuries of bloodshed. Nadia St. John’s grandmother brought together the three packs by mating with all three Alphas. Their progeny, three sons and a daughter, would grow up to become the new leaders…

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If Ever I Fall Release Day Blitz and Blog Tour.

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Today is the long-awaited release of Sonya Loveday’s third story in the Six series.

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This is not the way love is supposed to start… is it?

When arriving in Scotland, Aiden Jacobson is ready to take on the task of setting up Cole Enterprise’s newest underground headquarters. But when their most-wanted criminal, Robert de Fleur, goes into hiding, Aiden is placed undercover at a local coffee shop. His mission—gather intel from Brenda Anderson, sister of Robert de Fleur, while posing as a barista at The Grounded Bean.

Coffee shop owner Brenda Anderson needs all the help she can get when it comes to keeping the Bean up and running. Unaware of his ulterior motives, Brenda brings the mysterious and handsome Aiden in with only one thing on her mind… Airen. Maybe her gypsy-souled niece wouldn’t wander quite so far if she had someone like Aiden to keep her grounded.

Thrown together by circumstance, Airen becomes part of Aiden’s mission when Robert de Fleur emerges from hiding, demanding something none of them can give. Knowing Robert won’t stop until he gets what he wants, Aiden is ordered to stick as close as possible to keep an eye on them.

Staying at Brenda’s seems to be the simplest solution… until he wakes up in Airen’s bed.

Making a valiant attempt to shove his growing feelings aside, Aiden forces himself to walk away and protect Airen from afar. Unfortunately, his plan backfires, and Robert de Fleur uses that weakness to make his move.

Kicking himself for allowing his feelings to get in the way of the mission, Aiden sets out to do what he should have done all along… take out Robert de Fleur once and for all. Can Aiden stick to the mission, or will Airen tear down every defense he puts in place and gain complete entrance to his heart?

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Sonya Loveday, first and foremost is a reader, an avid one. It is of that love that brought her to purchasing her first laptop in 2009, and publishing her first novel, Casted, in 2013.

In early 2014, Sonya expanded Casted and then went on to publish Spelled, the sequel to Casted in March, wrapping up the series, and her stint with Paranormal Romance. For now.

Not long after the completion to the Casted Series, Sonya tried her hand at New Adult/Coming of Age, a sub-genre of Contemporary Romance. Thusly, the Six were born with The Summer I Fell, which released at the end of July 2014. The demand from readers was instantaneously, which brought about End Note, the second book of the series in December 2014.

To date, Sonya lives in Central Florida with her husband, and two kids, and is currently working on the fourth book of the Six Series and a super secret project with fellow author Candace Knoebel. Be sure to keep an eye out for upcoming news on Sonya’s website!

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