Epic Fantasy Author Richard H. Stephens

Happy Wednesday everyone. We are half way through our week already. Things need to slow down, it seems like everyday is flying by. For those of you having a sucky week I’m sorry. Please enjoy this Author Spotlight and hope it helps brighten your day or week.


Richard H. Stephens

AUTHORPICRichard began writing circa 1974, a bored child looking for something to do. ​As his reading horizons broadened, so did his writing.
A trip to a local bookstore saw the proprietor introduce him to Terry Brooks and Stephen R. Donaldson. His writing life was forever changed.
He worked in a warehouse for 22 years, supporting his family, before re-attending school to complete his education. Graduating with honours, he joined the local Police Service.
In 2017, he resigned from the Police Service to pursue writing full-time. With the support of his family, he has finally realized his boyhood dream.

Six Fun Facts about Richard:

  1. I started writing when I was 9 years old, a bored child looking for something to do one summer vacation. I looked at a Hardy Boys’ novel sitting beside me and thought, I could write one of those, and so, I did. In 1977, Star Wars hit the big screen, fueling a 600-page novel that saw ms and all my friends saving the galaxy. Shortly afterward, a local bookstore proprietor introduced me to The Sword of Shannara by Terry Brooks. I instantly became a fantasy lover.
  2. The Soul Forge Saga took 36 years from inception to publication. Right from the very beginning, I always knew how the series would end…right up until, halfway through writing book 3 at the end of 2018, one of the main characters did something completely unplanned. The ending went out the window, but all was not lost. As a new ending surfaced, my next series, The Legends of the Lurker, was born.
  3. Ironically, the very next day, while waiting to leave the house to attend something, (I have no idea what anymore), I decided to browse through my Facebook feed and by the purest of accidents, I came across a pre-made cover by K.M. Jenkins—a person I’d never herard of before that moment. As soon as I saw the cover, I had to have it. It was the exact image of what I had envisioned just the day before. It was as if fate had intervened. Needless to say, I was late arriving at wherever it was I was supposed to be. I refused to leave the house until I had secured the rights to the cover. Reecah’s Flight was born.
  4. People always comment on my amazing covers, both custom and pre-made, and that is entirely to the credit of the those who make them. K. M. Jenkins and Marco Pennacchietti, your covers inspire me. This leads me to a peculiar thing that happened when the cover for Soul Forge was created. The cover depicts an archer and an old man with a white beard at the base of a waterfall. Soul Forge’s first draft came in at 178,000 words, and in all those words, never once did I portray the old man as a wizard, and yet, my artist decided to give him a staff. At first, I was like, “Um, Marco, we need to lose the staff,” but his vision grew on me. A vision that ultimately led to a drastic transformation of the series.
  5. Over the years, I’ve had two careers and five children. My love for writing always took a back seat, as my children and the jobs were my first priority. I recently retired from a very stressful position in law enforcement, and with the support of my wife, have finally been able to realize my boyhood dream of being an author.
  6. I dearly love all of my fans and hope to someday meet each and every one of them—if not in person, then perhaps in the skies on the back of a dragon.

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The Books

SOUL FORGEAn epic tale of loyalty and betrayal, fantastical creatures, breathtaking vistas and one man’s need to rescue his darkened soul. Accompanied by a band of eclectic characters, Silurian Mintaka embarks upon a journey fraught with demons, both physical and psychological, seeking revenge on the one responsible for murdering his family. Those closest to him fear his decisions will end up killing them all as the fate of the kingdom hangs in the balance.

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REECAHS FLIGHTAn epic fantasy, dragon series.

A young girl dreams of flying. Encouraged by her grandfather to follow her heart, Reecah grows up to form a forbidden relationship with a baby dragon.

Secretly opposing the mandate of her people, Reecah tests the boundaries of unconditional love as she and her enchanting accomplice battle the discriminating laws governing the land.

Together they confront the king’s men in a desperate attempt to save the dragons from extinction.

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REECAHS GIFTThe epic sequel to Reecah’s Flight

​Braving the perils of a cutthroat city, Reecah discovers that as bad as life may have seemed, nothing prepared her for what the future has in store.

​Surviving hardships no one should ever have to endure, she finds herself face-to-face with those seeking her demise.

Without the intervention of an eclectic warrior, and the assistance of her dragon friends, Reecah might never realize the gift so many have died to protect.

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COVER REVEAL ~ The Wrath of SnowFire

Today is the day, I will showcase my cover for the next installment of the Tales of Ferrés short story series. I plan to release this short story towards the end of January 31, 2019. “The Wrath of SnowFire” will introduce you to DarkDeath’s mate and the Queen of the forest SnowFire. She is definitely an alpha female you don’t want to mess with when it comes to protecting her pups.

These stories don’t follow a timeline and each can be considered a stand-a-lone. They don’t have to be read in any particular order, so feel free to have fun with it. If you are wanting sneak peeks beside what my flash fiction tales and short stories provide, please consider joining my street team. It is a group of fans, fellow authors and friends that come together to learn about the worlds I create, promote my books and help me along my journey as an author.

Now that I have rambled on forever here is my cover for “The Wrath of SnowFire.”

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RELEASE DATE: January 31, 2019

After long months being on puppy duty SnowFire finally gets a day of freedom. The day should have been relaxing, but it turned into a mother’s worst nightmare. As an intruder enters their territory SnowFire rushes to her pups to protect them. Word is delivered to her that one of her older pups is missing and all claws are out as she hunts the land to find her.

DarkDeath watches his mate go postal when the word gets delivered a twin-tailed fox entered their territory. With his second in command at his side they search for the enemy only to find they might be too late. As the wind mingles SnowFire’s and the enemies scent together––magic takes shape leaving DarkDeath fearing for his mate’s life.

Will SnowFire’s rage push her past her breaking point? Or, will DarkDeath save her from herself? See what happens in the 6th installment within the Tales of Ferrês story series and find out why this alpha female shouldn’t be messed with.

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About K.M. Jenkins

Author PicK.M. Jenkins (a.k.a Katie), is a speculative fiction author that creates world of Epic Fantasy and Paranormal Romance. She released her first short story, “​A Father’s Protection” in August of 2018, and plans to publish several more short stories before the year is out.

When K.M isn’t writing, she runs her business as a cover artist at ​KJ Magical Designs, LLC and chases her twin boys around the house. Between the three she has epic battles throughout the day and nothing ever gets boring.

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CHARACTER SPOTLIGHT: Eva Della Luna

Welcome to my Friday Author Spotlight, today I will be doing a character interview with Eva Della Luna. She is a healer and a painter within YA Fantasy author Maria Vermisoglou book The Cursed Girl. I am happy to have them both here today for your enjoyment. Hope you will look into adding The Cursed Girl, the first book in The Cursed Girl series to your reading list.

Without further a do, lets get the party started…


~ EVA DELLA LUNA ~

Do you have a chosen profession? What is it?

I’m a healer and a painter.

What’s your world like and where do you fit in it?

I was born in the White Land, a magical land where witches reside. I live in Spain in the year 1230. Things are hard because royals are cruel with their people. I try to help them as much as I can but there’s so much you can do. I try to balance my life with and without powers because in the era I live, magic is not something you reveal.

Is there one person you would move heaven and earth to protect? Who is it and why?

Jonathan. He is one of the ones I love most and even if he’s acting stupid some times, I love him and I will protect him.

What are your goals? What would you like to achieve?

I would like to travel, draw, be with my friends and my cat. Preferably, without being killed by demons or humans.

Tell us about your favorite adventure you went on? Don’t leave out any juicy details…

I’ve been in lots of places but one of my favorites was when we were running away and hid into a forest in Firenze (Italy). Yes, we were in hiding which I did not like but the place was amazing. I love nature and this place was like magic. We were staying in a cave near a waterfall and the view was amazing. All right, maybe it was also amazing because Jonathan kissed me there and made me lose control of my powers. A fact that I didn’t like but fortunately, he didn’t ask any questions. But anyway, if you ever get a chance to go to Florence, please don’t miss it.

Everyone has a close friend or companion. Who is yours? Tell us a bit about them…

Ritta is my best witch friend, my companion in battle. We do everything together and tell each other everything. She’s like a sister to me and I rely to her. She is a great listener and her advice is very helpful. Witches can communicate with telepathy so she’s there even if she’s not physically there.

What is the biggest regret you have? Can you explain?

That I didn’t throw to jail the yelling couple who caused my death. Nah, uh! I’m not saying anything else. You have to read the book!

Tell us about your nemesis. Why are you to enemies? How did it happen?

I’m a witch, I have lots of enemies. Mainly, demons. In my world, witches have the duty to protect humans from demons. We guard the boarders of the Earth for that reason. Another one of my enemies was my husband’s uncle who tried to kill us and take over the world with his army. Luckily, I was there to sacrifice myself and beat his evil plans.

If you could change one thing about yourself what would it be? Why?

Myself or my situation? I would like to trust people more easily, especially these who are worth it.


THE CURSED GIRL COVERTHE CURSED GIRL

The Cursed Girl Series Book 1

A boy. A girl. A curse. You can’t always get away.

Sixteen-year-old Eva is a witch who lived in Spain, in the year 1230. She met a boy named Jonathan who would become her whole world. Everything was normal until she was faced with challenges that will change her life forever.

As a healer, her job is to help people, but there are forces that will try to prevent that. There is a war coming and Eva and her friends must do everything they can to survive. Can they fight their way against the dark forces that are surrounding them?

Her wits and inner strength helped everyone who encircled her to survive but will she be able to survive herself?

Supernatural creatures, royal backstabbing and many more await you in this thrilling novel that will take your breath away.

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~ MARIA VERMISOGLUE ~

Screen Shot 2018-11-16 at 10.40.50 AMMaria Vermisoglou is a librarian who lives in Greece. She has been a booklover ever since she learned to read. Maria draws inspiration from books, travels and sometimes…the ceiling. Her favorite things are books, tea, and chocolate. In order to pass the time, she spins stories in her mind. One such story became reality in the form of “The Cursed Girl” and received great success. In July 2018, she was nominated as the second place winner in the First Annual Indie Awards as the Favorite New Female Author.

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PRE-ORDER TODAY!

It’s hard to believe next week is Thanksgiving and Black Friday. This year has gone by so fast. I have a special announcement today though. My fourth story in my Tales of Ferrês series has gone up for Pre-Order. Just in time for the holidays. “The Assassin’s Prophecy” tells the story of Jeremy. He is a mercenary among the Assassin Association and is on a special mission. Who is his mark? You must read the description below to find out.

Each story within the Tales of Ferrês series is a standalone tale and can be read out of order. However, they are far better read in order with secrets revealed about the forest as they surface.


JENKINS_2018_ASSISSINSPROPHECY_EBOOK_150The Assassin’s Prophecy

Tales of Ferrês Story #4

Jeremy is a mercenary for the Assassin’s Association. He has proven to himself and his superiors that he is worth keeping around. Now Jeremy faces the one mission that could break his career and ruin his father’s name. Jeremy has to kill the elven king, but when emotions get involved everything backfires. A chance encounter with a mysterious elven maiden secures his escape from imprisonment and certain death.
With her help, he finds solace among the trees only to realize he has become trapped inside the Forest of Ferrês. Trading one evil for another, Jeremy will face truths about himself he never knew.
Can he deny the words of fate spoken from a Unicorn’s mind? Join Jeremy in the fourth installment of the Tales of Ferrês to find out.

PRICE: FREE on Kindle Unlimited or 99¢ on Amazon
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About K.M. Jenkins

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K.M. Jenkins is a published speculative fiction author who writes epic battles, forbidden romance, and tales of fantasy and adventure. She released her first short story, “​A Father’s Protection” in 2018, and plans to publish several more short stories before the year is out. When she is not writing, you will find her running her business as a cover artist at ​KJ Magical Designs, LLC and chasing her twin boys around the house. Between the three she has epic battles throughout the day and nothing ever gets boring.

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COVER REVEAL ~ THE ASSASSIN’S PROPHECY

Today is the day, I will showcase my cover for the next installment of the Tales of Ferrés short story series. I plan to release this short story towards the end of Nov, 2018. “The Assassin’s Prophecy,” introduces you to two important side characters Jeremy and Esmë.

These stories don’t follow a timeline and each can be considered a stand-a-lone. They don’t have to be read in any particular order, so feel free to have fun with it. If you are wanting sneak peeks beside what my flash fiction tales and short stories provide, please consider joining my street team. It is a group of fans, fellow authors and friends that come together to learn about the worlds I create, promote my books and help me along my journey as an author.

Now that I have rambled on forever here is my cover for “The Assassin’s Prophecy.”

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RELEASE DATE: Late Nov., 2018

To get notified about official release dates follow K.M. Jenkins on her website, subscribe to her mailing list, join her street team, or like her on Twitter/Facebook.


About K.M. Jenkins

Author PicK.M. Jenkins (a.k.a Katie), is a speculative fiction author that creates world of Epic Fantasy and Paranormal Romance. She released her first short story, “​A Father’s Protection” in August of 2018, and plans to publish several more short stories before the year is out.

When K.M isn’t writing, she runs her business as a cover artist at ​KJ Magical Designs, LLC and chases her twin boys around the house. Between the three she has epic battles throughout the day and nothing ever gets boring.

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Get an inside look into the writings of Speculative Fiction author K.M. Jenkins.

This fan-focused newsletter answers YOUR questions about the author’s life and characters, shares progress on current projects, lists upcoming events, news, and more.

On special occasions characters from K.M. Jenkins’ works will drop in and take over this newsletter.

 

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BONDS OF FRIENDSHIP: Pre-Order Today!

It’s the start of a new week and what better way to start it off with an awesome announcement. I got Bonds of Friendship the next installment in my short story series Tales of Ferrês available for pre-order. Right now I have it available at Itunes, Kobo and Tolino. I will notify you all once it goes live up on Amazon. Hope you all will snatch this story up, it will be an adventure you won’t want to miss.


JENKINS_2018_BOF_EBOOK_150BONDS OF FRIENDSHIP

Tales of Ferrês Story #3

If you looked a creature in the eye believed to be a mindless beast that kills without thought, what do you do when you realize the truth is but a lie? Walk alongside Karigan as the Forest of Ferrês beacons her to a destiny she never wanted or expected. She knows now that the world is wrong, and the only way to change it is with Silvashi at her side.

Journey to a time before an empire was born, when dragons were wild and were seen as monstrous killers. Witness the moment everything changed—when one girl created a bond of friendship that forever altered her world, bringing forth the dawning of a new era.

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About K.M. Jenkins

Author PicK.M. Jenkins (a.k.a Katie), is a speculative fiction author that creates world of epic fantasy and paranormal romance. She released her first short story, “​A Father’s Protection” in 2018, and plans to publish several more short stories before the year is out. The plan is to publish the first novel, “Tarzinëa: Rise of the Vardin”, the first book in the Silver Ryder Legacy series in 2019.

When K.M isn’t writing, she runs her business as a cover artist at ​KJ Magical Designs, LLC and chases her twin boys around the house. Between the three she has epic battles throughout the day and nothing ever gets boring.

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This fan-focused newsletter answers YOUR questions about the author’s life and characters, shares progress on current projects, lists upcoming events, news, and more.

On special occasions characters from K.M. Jenkins’ works will drop in and take over this newsletter.

 

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COVER REVEAL ~ BONDS OF FRIENDSHIP

Today is the day, I will showcase my cover for the next installment of the Tales of Ferrés short story series. I plan to release this short story on October 31, 2018. “Bonds of Friendship,” is the tale of how Queen Karigan met Silvashi.

These stories don’t follow a timeline and each can be considered a stand-a-lone. They don’t have to be read in any particular order, so feel free to have fun with it. If you are wanting sneak peeks beside what my flash fiction tales and short stories provide, please consider joining my street team. It is a group of fans, fellow authors and friends that come together to learn about the worlds I create, promote my books and help me along my journey as an author.

Now that I have rambled on forever here is my cover for “Bonds of Friendship.”

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RELEASE DATE: OCTOBER 31, 2018

To get notified about official release dates follow K.M. Jenkins on her website, subscribe to her mailing list, join her street team, or like her on Twitter/Facebook.


About K.M. Jenkins

Author PicK.M. Jenkins (a.k.a Katie), is a speculative fiction author that creates world of Epic Fantasy and Paranormal Romance. She released her first short story, “​A Father’s Protection” in August of 2018, and plans to publish several more short stories before the year is out.

When K.M isn’t writing, she runs her business as a cover artist at ​KJ Magical Designs, LLC and chases her twin boys around the house. Between the three she has epic battles throughout the day and nothing ever gets boring.

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Get an inside look into the writings of Speculative Fiction author K.M. Jenkins.

This fan-focused newsletter answers YOUR questions about the author’s life and characters, shares progress on current projects, lists upcoming events, news, and more.

On special occasions characters from K.M. Jenkins’ works will drop in and take over this newsletter.

 

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NEW RELEASE: An Elf, a Dragon, and a God’s Intervention!

It’s release day for An Elf, a Dragon, and a God’s Intervention. This is story number two in my Tales of Ferrês story series. It features one of my favorite dragon ryders, Blake and his dragon Meisha. For more details check out the information below. 🙂


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An Elf, a Dragon, and a God’s Intervention

Tales of Ferrês Story #2

Blake and Meisha spent years hunting down jewels and treasures throughout the realms of Tarzinëa. Placing these treasures upon a mural that adorns Meisha’s cave creating a masterpiece of magnificent art. Now on the verge of completing this quest they find themselves inside the Forest of Ferrês. What should seem like an easy task will end in disaster when a goddess intervenes with fate?

A choice made will change this dragon and her elven ryder’s fate forever. How far can greed push you before you give up everything to save the one you love most?

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Sneak Peek

Meisha let loose a battle cry. The ground shook beneath Blake’s feet as he looked on in horror. A creature from Zorric dug itself out from under the obelisk, melting the soil into black goo as it fought for freedom. “Damn! It had to be a shadow wraith.”

Blake drew his sword preparing to charge. Meisha swooped down onto the ground, slamming her torso hard onto the surface. Her jaws flashed as the sun’s last rays gleamed off her white fangs. The wraith lunged, slashing at her underbelly. Fire filled the air as she released blasts upon the creature. Nothing Meisha did seemed to affect it. She lashed at it with her tail, clawed it with her talons, and bit deep into its hide with her teeth. The wraith just kept regenerating and cutting deeper and deeper into her hide.


About K.M. Jenkins

Author PicK.M. Jenkins (a.k.a Katie), is a speculative fiction author that creates world of epic fantasy and paranormal romance. She released her first short story, “​A Father’s Protection” in 2018, and plans to publish several more short stories before the year is out. The plan is to publish the first novel, “Tarzinëa: Rise of the Vardin”, the first book in the Silver Ryder Legacy series in 2019.

When K.M isn’t writing, she runs her business as a cover artist at ​KJ Magical Designs, LLC and chases her twin boys around the house. Between the three she has epic battles throughout the day and nothing ever gets boring.

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On special occasions characters from K.M. Jenkins’ works will drop in and take over this newsletter.

PRE-ORDER YOUR COPY TODAY!

Happy Friday everyone! Today I am happy to announce that my short story, An Elf, a Dragon, and a God’s Intervention is up for Pre-Order. It is scheduled to be released September 20, 2018. The details follow…


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An Elf, a Dragon, and a God’s Intervention

Tales of Ferrês Story #2

Blake and Meisha spent years hunting down jewels and treasures throughout the realms of Tarzinëa. Placing these treasures upon a mural that adorns Meisha’s cave creating a masterpiece of magnificent art. Now on the verge of completing this quest they find themselves inside the Forest of Ferrês. What should seem like an easy task will end in disaster when a goddess intervenes with fate?

A choice made will change this dragon and her elven ryder’s fate forever. How far can greed push you before you give up everything to save the one you love most?

PRE-ORDER MY COPY TODAY!  | SMASHWORDS


About K.M. Jenkins

Author PicK.M. Jenkins (a.k.a Katie), is a speculative fiction author that creates world of epic fantasy and paranormal romance. She released her first short story, “​A Father’s Protection” in 2018, and plans to publish several more short stories before the year is out. The plan is to publish the first novel, “Tarzinëa: Rise of the Vardin”, the first book in the Silver Ryder Legacy series in 2019.

When K.M isn’t writing, she runs her business as a cover artist at ​KJ Magical Designs, LLC and chases her twin boys around the house. Between the three she has epic battles throughout the day and nothing ever gets boring.

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Get an inside look into the writings of Speculative Fiction author K.M. Jenkins.

This fan-focused newsletter answers YOUR questions about the author’s life and characters, shares progress on current projects, lists upcoming events, news, and more.

On special occasions characters from K.M. Jenkins’ works will drop in and take over this newsletter.

AN ELF, A DRAGON, AND A GOD’S INTERVENTION ~ COVER REVEAL

Today is the day, I will showcase my cover for the next installment of the Tales of Ferrés short story series. I plan to release this short story on September 20, 2018 which is my dad’s birthday.

My plans for this short story series is to release a new installment each month till I start having other works being released. This way I am getting more of my writing out there and you all get to see parts of this mysterious kingdom that hasn’t had a human within in over 3,000 years.

These stories don’t follow a timeline and each can be considered a stand-a-lone. They don’t have to be read in any particular order, so feel free to have fun with it. If you are wanting sneak peeks beside what my flash fiction tales and short stories provide, please consider joining my street team. It is a group of fans, fellow authors and friends that come together to learn about the worlds I create, promote my books and help me along my journey as an author. Tuesdays I share myths and legends within the Legendary Heroes saga. Thursdays I share sneak peeks from published, coming soon pieces and WIP.

Now that I have rambled on forever here is my cover for “An Elf, A Dragon, and a God’s Intervention.”

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RELEASE DATE: SEPTEMBER 20, 2018

To get notified about the official release date follow K.M. Jenkins on her website, subscribe to her mailing list, join her street team, or like her on Twitter/Facebook.


About K.M. Jenkins

Author PicK.M. Jenkins (a.k.a Katie), is a speculative fiction author that creates world of epic fantasy and paranormal romance. She released her first short story, “​A Father’s Protection” in 2018, and plans to publish several more short stories before the year is out. The plan is to publish the first novel, “Tarzinëa: Rise of the Vardin”, the first book in the Silver Ryder Legacy series in 2019.

When K.M isn’t writing, she runs her business as a cover artist at ​KJ Magical Designs, LLC and chases her twin boys around the house. Between the three she has epic battles throughout the day and nothing ever gets boring.

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#AuthorAMA: What themes did you use for your story “A Father’s Protection” and how was your writing process?

I am working my way through questions over on my AMA (Ask Me Anything) platform before it goes live on Tuesday. Yes, I can’t believe it is already here and I still have a dozen questions to answer. I am hoping to get a dent in these tonight before I go to bed, so I don’t have to many when the platform goes live. This being said if you have a question on cover design, being an indie author or on my WIP submit them here. It seems with each passing day more questions appear, I will defiantly be happy to answer them all.

This post highlights a question that got my head turning and made me realize how I need to work on myself as an author. This would be an easy question hands down, however, I realized I needed to do more research into my direction for my world Tarzinëa, and my short story “A Father’s Protection”.

Here is the question:

What themes did you use for your story “A Father’s Protection” and how was your writing process?

This was my response over on the platform:

My writing process for this story differed from my usual. I started out just writing flash fiction tales featuring characters from my WIP series, Tarzinëa. This process was to help me find each character’s true voice and personality. I didn’t realize how this would turn out till DarkDeath took over and his story with Digger came to life.

When I was writing this, I wasn’t thinking about any specific theme; it took on a life of its own. However, your question led me to think about what themes this story falls into, so yes I researched.

A Father’s Protection falls into several common themes that many writers used to further their plot. The themes this story falls into are: love, power, survival, courage and heroism, and war.

I thought I would provide a breakdown for how “A Father’s Protection,” falls into each of the listed themes. These themes will surface regularly throughout the Legendary Heroes Saga, through the publication of short stories, novellas and full-length novels. However, below will comprise the breakdown for this story alone.

LOVE -This story depicts the love between Father and son. DarkDeath isn’t one for showing emotion due to it being weakness amongst the kyres. However, when the time comes to protect one he loves he will move heaven and earth to protect them.

POWER – There has been a longstanding civil war within the forest between the kyres and twin-tailed foxes. The kyres are a dominant creature and have overpowered the twin-tails throughout the history of their land. Due to his deeds on the battlefront DarkDeath became the King of Beasts and why the kyres now are the true leaders over the Forest of Ferrês.
This leads to a power struggle between the two creatures when Digger finds himself inside the twin-tails territory and DarkDeath has to get him out before SilverHide takes him down.

SURVIVAL – This story has a big survival theme, since it centers on Digger going into enemy territory and DarkDeath fighting for both their lives. It is a survival of the fittest for protecting those you love and proving you’re the dominant creature.

COURAGE AND HEROISM – DarkDeath is the hero is this tale and throwing your wellbeing out the window for your pup is my definition of heroism. He is a courageous creature on his own merit, however, DarkDeath doesn’t hesitate when it comes to protecting those he loves. It takes a lot of courage to blast into enemy territory and take a on twin-tail without a second thought, especially when he can get overrun my the deceitful beasts without notice.

WAR – This tale focuses on the bond of Father and son as stated above, however it is more a battle scene than anything.


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#AuthorAMA: What was the inspiration for writing your recent short story, A Father’s Protection?

Many of you know I am taking part in a combo #AMA (Ask Me Anything) under the category #DesignAMA and #AuthorAMA. I am answering questions related to my cover design/graphic design and my journey as an indie author. Today I am sharing an awesome question about my recent publication, “A Father’s Protection”. Hope you will enjoy the response as I enjoyed writing it.


What was the inspiration for writing your recent short story, A Father’s Protection? How long did it take you to write it?

The inspiration for “A Father’s Protection” came from my WIP, Tarzinëa. Several kingdoms within this series have gone beyond expectation and the plan is to give them spin-offs tales of their own. The kingdoms whom make up Tarzinëa are: Tarza (the human realm), Vladïmir (the Elven Kingdom), Fôndura (the realm of magic users), Mountains of Tõrin (the Kingdom of Dwarves) and the Forest of Ferrês (the realm of beasts). Each kingdom has several stand out characters I will create stories around, novellas or their own book series.

DarkDeath the protagonist in this story is the king of beasts and he plays a key role in the war that will touch all kingdoms throughout the book series. As I was creating these characters, I would compile flash fiction stories for my blog to get in the heads of the important characters. This process allowed me to understand their motives, thinking process and what matters most to them. I plan to put these flash fiction tales back on my blog here in the next few weeks. I had my blog on Wix.com first and moved over to WordPress.

Throughout this writing process I stumbled across a story idea that brought a softer side to DarkDeath. It also allowed me to showcase two of my favorite pups of SnowFire and DarkDeath’s that one day I want to create children stories around. His pups are all different which several will appear throughout the book series or stories.

It has been 3,000 years since the fall of the Empire. In this time Vladïmir has closed its doors to the world. The creatures of Ferrês have disappeared from the world and became myths in story books. However, through the use of the Tales of Ferrês story series we will look within the forbidden forest and see times in both past, present and future. I plan to do stories featuring characters from other kingdoms within this world creation but for right now I plan to showcase the mysterious kyres and the power these creatures possess.

I plan to publish the second installment in the Tales of Ferrês series mid-September. In this story Blackmoon will appear with a dragon named Meisha and her elven ryder Blake in “An Elf, A Dragon and a God’s Intervention”.

How long did it take me to write this story? Hmmm… I believe once the story took root in my head I accomplished it in under two hours. I didn’t do an outline or planning for this story it created itself. You can say DarkDeath took over and had a story to tell, I was just along for the ride.

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#WIP Monday – The Beginning

Heya,

Today is my first post for my blog  feature, #WIP Mondays. These posts will consist of content around #WIP. I am working on two big ones right now. The first is “Tarzinëa: Rise of the Vardin”, this is just the working title. My second work is “The Celestial One” (TCO), this is planned to be a serial series.

The plan is to write Tarzinëa as I work on the outline for TCO. I had this one outlined in a book format but now I plan to change things over to a serial outline. TCO, I plan to start writing at the beginning of the year as I finish up book one of Tarzinëa.

Writing Goals for this week:

  • Write 10k in “Tarzinëa, Rise of the Vardin” – this will be a big goal for myself since I struggle with keeping on track. The big issue is going from not writing to writing, however this is going to be interesting.
  • Work out TCO’s serial outline – I am hoping to have at least the first two episodes outlined by this time next week.
  • World/Character Development – I need to get my notes and world/characters over into scrivener this week for the Legendary Heroes Saga. This way I can have everything in one location.

***Big Design Goal: I plan to begin working on my next ebook cover. The short story is “An Elf, A Dragon and a God’s Intervention” it will be a part of the Tales of Ferrês short story collection.


What’s New

This weekend I created a patreon page to offer special perks to patrons that subscribe to help with my journey into print. I have three tiers: Heroes ($2 or more a month), Vardin Knights ($5 or more a month) and Dragon Ryders ($25 or more a month). The tier you join will depend on the special perks and rewards you receive.

The reason I chose to create a patreon page is to help with the offset cost of publication and promotion. I plan to share special content only to those that participate as a patron to help earn their support. If you are interested in becoming a patron and want to help support me as an author you can join for as little as $2 a month by clicking here.

If you do wish to help with my journey into print but financially can’t afford the patron option, I have two other ways you can assist. I plan on putting together a list of beta readers for both, TCO and the Legendary Heroes Saga WIPs. If you would be interested in becoming a beta reader please contact me.

The other option would be to join my street team. Just drop me a message through email at authorkmjenkins@gmail.com or my contact page. This way when I have the group set up I can send you an invite. I plan to have this group created later this week. I will make an announcement on my blog once it goes live.

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