Friday, April 18, 2014

Plan Hatched or Powder Keg Ignited

Welcome to the A to Z challenge - Perfect!

A to Z Writing advice:
Perseverance – The key to accomplishing anything is perseverance. If you don't try you won't fail but you won't succeed either. We must try! And keep on trying! If you give up, you'll never know the sweet reward of reaching the goal. You can get down, just get back up - and we are all here to help each other. Don't quit!

Visiting BROKEN BRANCH FALLS (MG Fantasy):
sketch by Laura Kramer
Piper - a special, sweet harpy with pheromones so strong, anyone close to her feels what she feels, not just other harpies.
Pixies - the same size as goblins, but more colorful in gem-toned skin and in their personalities - feisty troublemakers, using their wits for hijinks and mischief
Professor Hardaway - Gabe's respectable nemesis, a leader and teacher with good intentions, but Gabe completely disagrees with him

And for laughs:
Reasons Men are Happier People... 

P is for Politics
Men can be President. (soon to change!)

PAUSE! This is a great word to get kids to stop what they're doing so they can listen to you for a minute. Pause, you guys!
I have a super cool cover reveal from Nicole Zoltack!
by Nicole Zoltack
Release date: April 21

After destroying Skull Krusher, Nicholas Adams thinks Falledge is safe and becomes a security guard at the museum, watching a valuable statue. Unfortunately, the Egyptian statue houses the soul of a scorned witch, biding her time to have her revenge on the descendants of her cheating lover.

Kiya the witch isn't the only new foe in town as the drug that created Skull Krusher has now transformed a scientist into yet another monster, forcing Nicholas to don his Black Hellebore mask again and save Falledge.

Nicholas has no help this time as Kiya gains possession of his love Julianna's body and brings the soul of Justina, Nicholas's high school sweetheart and Julianna's twin, with her. Despite himself, Nicholas is torn between the sisters. If he can't stop the fiends from taking over the world and destroying humankind, he'd never be able to find lasting, true love.
Add it on Goodreads!

Nicole Zoltack loves to write in many genres, especially romance, whether fantasy, paranormal, or regency. When she’s not writing about knights, superheroes, or zombies, she loves to spend time with her loving husband and three energetic young boys. She enjoys riding horses (pretending they’re unicorns, of course!) and going to the PA Renaissance Faire, dressed in garb. She’ll also read anything she can get her hands on. Her current favorite TV show is The Walking Dead. To learn more about Nicole and her writing, visit her blog.

Congrats, Nicole! And haPPy Friday, you guys!


Madeline Mora-Summonte said...

That's the thing - we ALL stumble, falter, fall, fail. But not everyone gets back up. Getting back up is a success in itself. :)

Madeline @ The Shellshank Redemption
Minion, Capt. Alex's Ninja Minion Army
The 2014 Blogging from A-Z Challenge

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Congratulations, Nicole!
If we quit, we'll never succeed.

Anonymous said...

Not only do my kids need a pause button...they need a mute button too.

Stephanie Faris said...

Cool cover. I love romance! And, yes, perseverance is the key to getting what you want in life, whether it's to be a professional writer, run your own business, enter politics...

Anonymous said...

I loved your take on perseverance and the connection between determination and success. Hope to read more. Good luck with the A-Z!

Huntress said...

Nicole's book looks like a winner. But anyone who loves Walking Dead is a fave in my eyes, LOL.

Sophie Duncan said...

Cool cover!

Perseverance - very important- ranks up there with patience :)

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Robin said...

I am coming to believe that perseverance is the actual key to success. A person can possess bucketfuls of talent, but if they don't stick with it and persevere... it becomes potential sidelined. While the person with less talent, if they persevere, can achieve success. I suppose I am talking about the race between the tortoise and the hare. Not a new idea... but true nonetheless.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

It's not how many times we get knocked down, it's if we keep getting back up.

Carrie-Anne said...

It was my dream to be first woman president when I was younger. I briefly revived my dream when I was seventeen. Now I know I'd probably never make it past the primaries, with my non-political background, though I'll finally be eligible to run in 2016.

cleemckenzie said...

Perseverance and Nicole's new book seem to be very popular topics on this P Day!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for popping by. Caught up on your posts, it looks like you're persevering with a great AtoZ.

Shine Kapoor said...

Men can be president (soon to change).. I love it, when am I likely to know that a woman named Tara is one :)
Nice post

Mardra Sikora said...

SO much Packed into this. Lovely as always. Perseverance, I don't know if it's a skill or a talent, but you're right - it's a most important attribute for an artist. :) Keep on.
And Nicole, I love that you ride unicorns.

Our A-Z today:

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

Not the first time I've seen perseverance today and it's a great word. Nicole's cover is great.

Nicole Zoltack said...

Thanks for sharing my cover!

And I so need a pause button. Not just for my kids, for myself. So I can take a breather and relax. All day long, I'm go go GO!

Fe said...

My Grandfather used to sing us a song "Pick yourself up, dust yourself off and start all over again." That's so true, isn't it?

Kids today could do with a barrel-load of that wisdom...

VikLit said...

Just to send belated Happy Easter greetings!