Tales of Ferrês Blog Tour – Day 7

The tour is about over with one day left to go. I’m going to do a break down of day seven with all content hosts posted. Hope you will stop by and check it out to show your support.

Stop #20 – The Secret Library Book Blog

Over on The Secret Library Book Blog she did a fun excerpt book spotlight for you all to enjoy. The story she featured was Bonds of Betrayal. Head on over to check it out to see a sneak peek from this emotional story.

Stop #21 – Ellwyn Autumn’s Blog

If you head over to Ellwyn’s blog you will see an author spotlight featuring mwah. She shares some fun facts about me and a mini interview. Show your support by leaving comments or sharing. I will be happy to check out your thoughts.

Stop #22 – Lunarian Press Blog

The day is still going strong with an author interview feature over on Lunarian Press. Alexis was thorough with her questions and I had fun answering them for her. If you want to know more about me stop over to check it out.

Stop #23 – JQM Blog

The last post of the day is over on James Quinlan Meservy’s blog. He features Tales of Ferrês in a book spotlight on his blog. Stop on over to check it out. I’ll be back again tomorrow to give you the break down of the final day of the tour. Hard to believe it is over already.

Tales of Ferrês

Since the beginning of time, one kingdom in the world of Tarzinëa has remained a mystery. Very few have entered its depths and survived. Walk alongside our heroes and watch their tales unfold as they enter the Forest of Ferrês. Discover everything from wolves so large they look like full grown ponies, to devil creatures that lurk in the night. Expect the unexpected as you venture into the magical land of Ferrês where not everything is as it seems.

Tales of Ferrês Blog Tour – Day 6

The tour is fast approaching its completion. Hard to believe the week flew by so fast. I honestly don’t know what I am going to do with my free time when this is over. Oh, right I should start writing my next story for Tales of Tarza. I find it hard trying to start another project so soon after completing this one. I’ll get there though, wish me luck.

Stop #18 – Bursting Bookshelf Blog

Wow we are onto Stop #18 over on the Bursting Bookshelf Blog. Amanda features a book spotlight of Tales of Ferrês on her blog. I hope you stop by to check it out. If you didn’t know Amanda over at the Bursting Bookshelf Blog actually helped manage and create this blog tour for me. She is awesome.

Stop #19 – Allison D. Reid’s Blog

Allison is a good friend of mine. I actually do some PA work for her too. She features a trio of excerpts over on her blog. Stop by to get a sneak peek into these stories: Bonds of Friendship, Bonds of Betrayal and A Forbidden Friendship. If you enjoy it make sure to snatch up a copy of Tales of Ferrês.

Tales of Ferrês

Since the beginning of time, one kingdom in the world of Tarzinëa has remained a mystery. Very few have entered its depths and survived. Walk alongside our heroes and watch their tales unfold as they enter the Forest of Ferrês. Discover everything from wolves so large they look like full grown ponies, to devil creatures that lurk in the night. Expect the unexpected as you venture into the magical land of Ferrês where not everything is as it seems.

Tales of Ferrês Blog Tour – Day 5

This post is going out a lot later than the others did. My excuse is that it is Saturday and I was feeling extra lazy this morning. I didn’t want to wrestle with the kids trying to get this post up. I also had to run to the store. Now I’m sitting down to configure this post for you all so if you missed Friday’s posts you can get caught up. I hope you take the time to stop by and give a look at these hosts blogs. Show your support by sharing and leaving comments.

Stop #16 – E&A Book Blog

Stop #16 we go over to the E&A Book Blog Facebook page. She does an awesome job featuring the book in a special book spotlight. Stop on over to check it out and like her page while you’re at it. If you look around you will find even more books to check out as well.

Stop #17 – A Cuppa Books (Kim Deister Books)

Over on A Cuppa Books run by Kim you will find another awesome book spotlight to enjoy. Stop on over to check it out. She has a wonderful design to her website. It is really pretty.

Tales of Ferrês

Since the beginning of time, one kingdom in the world of Tarzinëa has remained a mystery. Very few have entered its depths and survived. Walk alongside our heroes and watch their tales unfold as they enter the Forest of Ferrês. Discover everything from wolves so large they look like full grown ponies, to devil creatures that lurk in the night. Expect the unexpected as you venture into the magical land of Ferrês where not everything is as it seems.

Tales of Ferrês Blog Tour – Day 4

The tour is almost over. Hard to believe the week has already finished and we are onto the weekend already. We had a few bumps a long the way with hosts making up for lost time and that means I have more links to share today with everyone. I hope everyone is enjoying the tour so far and hope to keep the momentum going.

Stop #8 – Mamaw Namid Reviews

On stop #8 we are taken to her Facebook blog page. She takes us back in time to the very beginning by doing a book spotlight on “A Father’s Protection”. I found this reminded me about the beginning of this journey and how now I am towards the end. It really hit home and made me excited about my next series of short stories. You will have to stop by and check it out.

Stop #9 – Ladybug Book Blog

Stop #9 brings another fun book spotlight over on another Facebook page blog. I find these fun and easy to share. Stop by and check it out to get another look inside the Tales of Ferrês.

Stop #10 – Lunarian Press

Lunarian Press’ blog features another fun book spotlight of Tales of Ferrês. Stop on over to check it out and take a look around to see what they are up too.

Stop #11 – #BRVL Book Review Virginia Lee Blog

Another fun book spotlight is over on #BRVL Book Review Virginia Lee Blog. It showcases a short excerpt for you to enjoy and so much more. Stop in and take a look around you might find something fun to read.

Stop #12 – The Fantasy Hive

Stop #12 is by far one of my favorites. I actually googled these guys to find blogs in the fantasy genre that had a large following. I reached out these wonderful guys to be featured on their blog and they accepted. I was featured in an author spotlight with some very interesting author interview questions. Stop on over to The Fantasy Hive and trust me you will find a lot to look at.

Stop #13 – Kasper’s Ramblings

On Stop #13 I was featured in another awesome author interview over on Kasper’s blog. She did it different by featuring a short excerpt along with my interview. Stop on over to take a look and show your support by leaving comments or sharing the content.

Stop #14 – Castle Story World

On Stop #14 we have another awesome book spotlight for the Tales of Ferrês. A short excerpt is showcased. Stop on over to check it out and show your support by sharing or commenting.

Stop #15 – Kit ‘N Kabookle

This is the last stop of the night. Over on Kit ‘N Kabookle you will find another book spotlight with a short excerpt for your enjoyment. If you are enjoying the tour so far we still have four days to go. Hope you show your support by sharing, leaving comments, or by purchasing Tales of Ferrês. I’ll do another update tomorrow morning on the tour. Until then please enjoy your Friday.

Tales of Ferrês

Since the beginning of time, one kingdom in the world of Tarzinëa has remained a mystery. Very few have entered its depths and survived. Walk alongside our heroes and watch their tales unfold as they enter the Forest of Ferrês. Discover everything from wolves so large they look like full grown ponies, to devil creatures that lurk in the night. Expect the unexpected as you venture into the magical land of Ferrês where not everything is as it seems.

Note: Friday, May 29th (Today) is the last day you can get Tales of Ferrês for $1.99.

Tales of Ferrês Blog Tour – Day 3

Hard to believe the tour is getting close to being half way over already. I am doing a recap of Day 3 (Wednesday). We only had one post for the day and it was over on instagram. The Portal to the Unknown run by Marie Hoping did a spotlight on Tales of Ferrês. I thought it was awesome and definitely showed a different side to instagram for me. I still am learning on the platform but tend to stick to Facebook because it is easier. Check out Spot #7 and show us some love.

Spot #7 – The Portal to the Unknown

Tales of Ferrês

Since the beginning of time, one kingdom in the world of Tarzinëa has remained a mystery. Very few have entered its depths and survived. Walk alongside our heroes and watch their tales unfold as they enter the Forest of Ferrês. Discover everything from wolves so large they look like full grown ponies, to devil creatures that lurk in the night. Expect the unexpected as you venture into the magical land of Ferrês where not everything is as it seems.

Tales of Ferrês Blog Tour – Day 2

We are on day three of the tour but I am doing a recap for day two. It was a long fulfilling day with posts on several blogs and comments. I am super excited about how this tour is going so far and look forward to doing more in the future. Release day was awesome I had 21 confirmed pre-orders so that was a big spike for the month in sales. Overall I think the hard work over the last two months is working out in the end. Now to keep the momentum going so it doesn’t die down. I know taking a few months off from publishing something is going to hurt but I want to make sure my next series is done mostly before I start publishing them. Now for an update on yesterday’s posts. Check them out below:

Stop #3 – The Fantasy Nook Blog

I was featured in an author interview over on The Fantasy Nook Blog. I had extreme fun filling out Ariel’s questionnaire. It really made me think about my answers. Really enjoyed how she personalized the interview on her end too, when it went live.

Stop #4 – Paws4Thought Blog

Over on Debbie Manber Kupfer’s blog Paws4Thought, I was featured in another interview. She really challenged me when I was filling out her questionnaire. Always love a fellow author because they always know the best questions to ask.

Stop #5 – SJ’s Book Blog

Now SJ’s Book Blog is a bit different than the others. She features her blog on a Facebook page. I thought it was kind of awesome and makes me think about starting my own. On her post she did a spotlight on my book along with myself. Really neat and you should check it out.

Stop #6 – Within the pages book blog (WTPBB)

Within the pages book blog is another Facebook run blog. I find these quite fun to look at and they are clean to read. WTPBB featured me in a book spotlight on her blog and I think it looks really good. You should stop by to check it out.

Those are the stops for Tuesday, May 26th. I hope you will take your time to check them out and leave some comments. I will be happy to comment back. You can even leave a comment for the host about what you think of their blog. Show your support by joining the tour as it unveils through the week. Join me back tomorrow as I give the breakdown for Day 3 of the tour.

Tales of Ferrês

Since the beginning of time, one kingdom in the world of Tarzinëa has remained a mystery. Very few have entered its depths and survived. Walk alongside our heroes and watch their tales unfold as they enter the Forest of Ferrês. Discover everything from wolves so large they look like full grown ponies, to devil creatures that lurk in the night. Expect the unexpected as you venture into the magical land of Ferrês where not everything is as it seems.

Tales of Ferrês Blog Tour -Day 1

The tour officially started Monday, May 25th on Memorial Day. Today though is release day. This post is dedicated to doing a recap of the prior day posts in the tour. I wrote a special introduction that I think will open your eyes to my process writing this book/short story series. That was the first official stop you can check it out here:

Stop #1 – The day is almost here!

After that we moved on to stop #2. That was over on James Quinlan Meservy’s blog JQM. He featured me in a mini interview and showcased a lot of images for the tour. Check it out here:

Stop #2 – JQM Literary Spotlight

I would greatly appreciate it if you would stop on over to James’ blog or mine to share the content around. You can even leave comments for both of us. I want you to enjoy the tour just as much as I do with all the tour hosts too. I will do another update tomorrow with links for Day 2, until then take care and enjoy your Tuesday.

Tales of Ferrês

Since the beginning of time, one kingdom in the world of Tarzinëa has remained a mystery. Very few have entered its depths and survived. Walk alongside our heroes and watch their tales unfold as they enter the Forest of Ferrês. Discover everything from wolves so large they look like full grown ponies, to devil creatures that lurk in the night. Expect the unexpected as you venture into the magical land of Ferrês where not everything is as it seems.

The day is almost here!

Today marks the beginning of the Tales of Ferrês Book Blog Tour. I’m opening up the event with some insight into the process I went through with this bundle book. It began in September 2018 when I released “A Father’s Protection.” I didn’t expect anything to really happen as I released each story in the series. Each month I tried my hardest to stay on schedule. I did have some ups and downs where I missed deadlines. I learned from my mistakes and plan to use my new knowledge in the future.

Now I’m finally writing the final chapter of this journey. Hard to believe after all the stress it is finally coming to a close. You’re probably wondering why you should buy the bundle book since you bought all the short stories prior. Well, the first reason is simple I have a bonus story inside know one has ever seen before. The next reason is I took to rated R stories (The Assassin’s Prophecy and The Wrath of SnowFire) and made them YA. I did a massive rewrite on them that changed the story up quite a bit. Then there is A Father’s Protection. The first story that began it all. It got a complete overhaul. I took constructive feedback from reviews and looked how my writing has changed since 2018. I realized this story didn’t stand up to the others, so I rewrote the entire thing. I added scenes and a whole knew section you will love.

Needless to say I spent the last two months from when “A Powerful Rivalry” release re-doing and rewriting these stories. I even did a fresh edit on all the stories. I just wanted to final book to be the best it could be. Now it is ready for you all to see. I’m super excited and surprised at how many people have shown interest in this book let alone the individual stories. I set out to bring entertainment to people and find my place as an author. I am happy to say I believe I am on the right path to growing my loyal audience. Hoping I keep things going you will see another short story series starting up within this world very soon. But I plan to write most the stories in advance so I don’t have any slip ups on deadlines. Wish me luck on my adventures and I hope you all enjoy Tales of Ferrês. Check out the details below…

About the Book

Since the beginning of time, one kingdom in the world of Tarzinëa has remained a mystery. Very few have entered its depths and survived. Walk alongside our heroes and watch their tales unfold as they enter the Forest of Ferrês. Discover everything from wolves so large they look like full grown ponies, to devil creatures that lurk in the night. Expect the unexpected as you venture into the magical land of Ferrês where not everything is as it seems.

Grab Tales of Ferrês for its discounted price of $1.99! Sale ends Friday, May 29th.

About Me!

I’m a dragon loving book nerd that loves spending days with her twin boys. They are like cats, I swear most the time. I have a loving fiancé and we have been together for about five years now. When I’m not writing tales of fantasy adventure, filled to the brink with magical creatures and magic you will find me reading or designing. Yeah, I have a bachelors in graphic design from Briar Cliff University. I love books so much I find I do great work on covers and promotional banners. I don’t do corporate design that well. If you would like to know more about me please leave a comment below and I’ll answer it as soon as I can :).

Connect with K.M. Jenkins

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Tales of Ferrês Blog Tour Line-Up!

JENKINS_2020_TOF_TOURBANNERThe day is fast approaching. Before you know it Tuesday, May 26th will be here. You know what that means? It means Tales of Ferrês is finally here. I got plenty in story for everyone for the week. I got a book blog tour scheduled to start Monday, May 25th and it goes until June 1st. I also got a takeover event planned in the Red Hatter Book Blog Room (Click to join the group). The takeover event will be on the last weekend in May. I’ll update you with the date as the time grows closer. Below you will find the line-up for the tour and images too. Hope you will stop by and check things out as they progress through the week. I will also update each blog with the official post as the week progresses also. Until then please enjoy and check out these awesome bloggers.

Monday – May 25th (Opening Day)

K.M. Jenkins’ Blog (Opening Tour) -Updated
https://authorkmjenkins.com/blog

JQM Blog -Updated
https://jqmserv.wordpress.com/

Tuesday – May 26th (Release Day)

The Fantasy Nook (Ariel Paiement) -Updated
https://arielpaiement.com/blog/

Paws4Thought Blog (Debbie Manber Kupfer) -Updated
https://debbiemanberkupfer.wordpress.com/

SJ’s Book Blog -Updated
https://www.facebook.com/SJsBookBlog/

Mamaw Namid Reviews -Updated
https://www.facebook.com/pg/mamawnamidreview/posts/

Ladybug Book Blog -Updated
https://www.facebook.com/ladybugbookblog/

Within the pages book blog (WTPBB) -Updated
https://www.facebook.com/withinthepages/

Wednesday – May 27th

Portal_to_the_unknown -Updated
https://www.instagram.com/portal_to_the_unknown/

Lunarian Press -Updated
https://www.lunarianpress.com/news

Ellwyn’s Blog -Updated
https://www.ellwynautumn.com/ellwyn-autumns-blog/

#BRVL Book Review Virginia Lee Blog -Updated
http://ow.ly/w3SA50vlKHY

Thursday – May 28th

The Fantasy Hive -Updated
https://fantasy-hive.co.uk/

Kasper’s Ramblings -Updated
http://huntersofreloria.weebly.com/kaspers-ramblings

Castle Story World -Updated
https://www.jackiecastle.com/blog

Kit ‘N Kabookle -Updated
http://kitnkabookle.blogspot.com/

Friday – May 29th

E&A Book Blog -Updated
https://www.facebook.com/garbry2017

Sybrina’s Book Blog
https://sybrinapublishing.wordpress.com/

A Cuppa Books (Kim Deister Books) -Updated
http://acuppabooks.kimdeister.com/

Saturday – May 30th

Allison D. Reid’s Blog -Updated
https://allisondreid.com/blog/

The Secret Library Book Blog -Updated
https://welcometothesecretlibrary.com/

Bursting Bookshelf Blog -Updated
https://burstingbookshelfblog.wordpress.com/

Sunday – May 31st

Lunarian Press -Updated
https://www.lunarianpress.com/news

JQM Blog -Updated
https://jqmserv.wordpress.com/

Monday – June 1st (Last Day)

Grey’s Books & Reviews
https://www.facebook.com/GreysBooks&Reviews

Writer’s Treasure Chest -Updated
https://aurorajalexander.wordpress.com/

Three Twisted Beauties
https://www.facebook.com/threetwistedbeautiesblog/

K.M. Jenkins’ Blog (Closing Post)
https://authorkmjenkins.com/blog

Purchase Tales of Ferrês Today for $1.99!

Discounted price will last until Friday, May 29th. Price will go up to $2.99 after that.

JENKINS_2020_TOF_PROMOBANNER1Since the beginning of time, one kingdom in the world of Tarzinëa has remained a mystery. Very few have entered its depths and survived. Walk alongside our heroes and watch their tales unfold as they enter the Forest of Ferrês. Discover everything from wolves so large they look like full grown ponies, to devil creatures that lurk in the night. Expect the unexpected as you venture into the magical land of Ferrês where not everything is as it seems.

Creature’s Weekly: Gargoyles

gargoyle on city tops under moonlightOne of my favorite creatures growing up were gargoyles. I loved the Disney series so much I couldn’t get enough of it. This love for this show is what inspired my Vortex Series though. The Guardians are gargoyles from another realm that protect those of paranormal descent in the human realm. They have human like bodies with skin the color of copper, bluish hide, or bronze. Each gargoyle has a long tail they use for balance an as a weapon. They have razor sharp claws the retract on their hands and feet. They even have razor sharp teeth that almost make them look like vampires and have eyes almost like black wholes.

They are actually a beautiful race that many don’t understand within the human realm. Cassie Armel is one of the first humans to work alongside them without fear. She helps them protect those the Triad seek to destroy, which turns out to be her partner Max. One of the biggest rivalries though is the Guardians verse the werewolves. They just don’t get along probably because they both are a dominant species. This will make working with Garrick and Max interesting for Cassie.

If you haven’t had the chance to check out Gargoyle Sighted the first book in my Vortex Series I strongly suggest you do. Each month I release a new chapter to my subscribers and will offer it as a freebie in ebook format once completed to them. Sign-Up Today to see more about this wonderful species.JENKINS_2019_VORTEX_NEWSLETTER


You ever hear about the first story of how a gargoyle was created on the side of our church buildings? Check this out here:

The priest Romanus struck a deal with villagers of Rouen, promising to take care of the dragon called La Gargouille if they agreed to be baptized Boden Gargoyle Sentineland to build a church. The villagers agreed, and the priest headed to the River Seine, where he subdued the dragon in its cave and led it back to the town to be burned at the stake. The dragon’s head and neck, however, were well-tempered from his fire-breathing habits, and so would not burn. The remnants were instead mounted on the town wall. –hence, the first true gargoyle! (https://www.mythicalrealm.com/creatures/gargoyle.html)Sketch of tattoo art, gargoyle monster sitting in a tree

I didn’t know about gargoyles connection to dragons, but after reading that little story I now know why I love them just as much as dragons. 🙂

Progress Report: Life Gone Crazy

Life has gotten away from me since my last progress report. I’m still hard at work putting the final touches on my Tales of Ferrês Bundle Book. Right now I am working on the bonus story edits. I have come to realize that one of my characters comes off as a really big bully. This means I have to soften the big bad wolf up and hope he doesn’t loose any of his personality through the changes. I would tell you who it is but there would be know fun in that. You will have to read the story yourself to see who it is that tends to be a pain in the neck to write. Speaking of reading…Tales of Ferrês is on Pre-Order at your favorite retailer for the discounted price of $1.99…If you haven’t pre-ordered this book yet you can HERE.BookBrushImage-2020-1-25-12-4933

What are my plans from now on? Well my plans are to finish up the Tales of Ferrês this month and put the final touches on it for its May release. Then I will focus on writing Gargoyle Sighted for my subscribers. I’m hoping to have it almost done by May with the limited time I have to write I might not be able to finish it by the end of May like I wanted. After that I plan to write the next stories in my Tales of Tarza short story series. I already have ones story pretty much written just have to finish it. Then I will work on the other eight. Yeah this next series won’t be as long as Tales of Ferrês. But if I do it right it won’t take me that long to release the stories to the public. I do plan to have them written in advice before I start releasing the stories. I’m hoping to start releasing these stories this fall of 2020. Not sure if I will make my August deadline like I want but it varies by how my writing time increases and decreases.

My goals for this month…

  1. Finish edits on Bonus Story
  2. Finish edits on The Assassin’s Prophecy, The Wrath of SnowFire and A Father’s Protection
  3. Write the next chapter in Gargoyle Sighted.
  4. See how far I can get in Gargoyle Sighted before the end of the month.

This month is trying already and I’m hoping to make headway through things. Wish me luck and I hope everyone stays safe and healthy through these trying times.

~K.M.

New Release: A Powerful Rivalry

Welcome to another Saturday. But today is not just any ordinary Saturday. Today is the Release Day for A Powerful Rivalry. I hope you pre-ordered your copy ahead to have it sent directly to your book library, but if you haven’t check out the details in this post. I got a special excerpt for you and some fun facts about myself. If that doesn’t get you wanting to read this awesome story I don’t know what will. Happy reading… :).

A Powerful Rivalry (Excerpt)

By: K.M. Jenkins

Serena jumped when a twig snapped to the left of her, and she turned to look for the source of the noise. Her eyes grew wide as a white stag with silver antlers stepped forth from the nearby trees. He stood a head taller, with bright blue eyes that looked deep into her soul. Serena took a deep breath, her heart racing as the stag came near. Intelligence shone back at her from behind his eyes. He is so magnificent.

“You aren’t bad yourself,” echoed a male voice inside her head.

Serena’s mouth dropped open in surprise. She knew the creatures within the forest were magical beasts. It was just hard to believe they were capable of human interaction, or in his case, mind speech. Her hand reached out to his snout and stroked his delicate flesh. He tipped his head forward. “Don’t be afraid, I won’t hurt you.”

“I’m not afraid, just stunned. You are such a gorgeous creature.”

“Thank you. I’ll try not to let it go to my head.”

Serena giggled as her hand pressed firmly against his snout. His coat was silky to the touch and felt like butter as her fingers slipped up towards his mane. She walked alongside him, her hands trailing along his muscular neck and onto his shoulders. His back had an arch that would allow someone to ride him if the need arose. Her eyes went to his short tail which he flicked about. It had golden spots on it.

“You are so unique. I have never seen a creature like you before.”

“I highly doubt you would, miss. My kind only lives within the Forest of Ferrês. We don’t like the outside world.”

“That’s a shame. I know a wonderful place where they would love to have you among their kind.”

His head turned to get a better look at her. He blew hot air from his nostrils onto her face. She laughed as she straightened her hair.

“Where exactly would that be?”

“Elërya, the city of mages. There are dozens of magical creatures that reside within the mountain peaks and the forestland around that magical city. You would be a welcome guest among them.”

His eyes sparkled with interest.

“Perhaps one day. But till then, I’m content to stay here.”


JENKINS_2020_APR_NR_BANNER

The goddess Nütari rules alone over all the beasts in the Forest of Ferrês. She hoards the forest’s glory, keeping it only for herself and those few she trusts. But a young goddess, Serena, wants the freedom to walk through the forest and open its beauty to everyone. She is determined to change the Council of Gods’ laws.

Will she create a creature powerful enough to take the land by storm? Find out how this powerful rivalry between two goddesses began in the final installment in the Tales of Ferrês series.

Purchase Today for 99¢!


About K.M. Jenkins

JENKINS_AUTHORPIC_2018K.M. Jenkins is a published international bestselling author that writes epic battles, forbidden romance, and tales of fantasy and adventure. She has a big love for the fantasy genre and loves dragons above all creatures.When she is not writing, you will find her chasing her twin boys around the house. Between the three she has epic battles throughout the day and nothing ever gets boring.

5 Fun Facts:

  1. I am the proud mother of twin boys. They were born in June 2017, and are a big handful.
  2. Besides being a published author I also run my own cover design business, KJ Magical Designs.
  3. The first book I read with dragons was Elizabeth Kerner’s “Song in the Silence”. This book is what sparked my love for dragons.
  4. I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design and a minor in Mass Communications.
  5. I have lived in Sioux City, Iowa my entire life minus two years over in Lucas, Iowa. My dream place to live would be Tennessee or Utah.

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Progress Report: March 2020

Wow it has been awhile since I updated my blog. Let alone kept you guys and gals up to date on my writing. I plan to start doing bi-weekly reports again titled: Progress Reports. It has been so long I don’t even know what you have been updated on recently. So, I will just give you the latest.

This weekend I’m releasing the final installment in my Tales of Ferrês series, if you haven’t pre-order your copy yet you can HERE. It has been a long time coming. I swear I was starting to wonder if I would ever finish this series. But, it isn’t done yet. In May I will release the bundle book featuring all the stories along with a bonus story. The bundle book will have rewrites of several of the stories and I have it geared towards the YA audience. Once I release the bundle book then I will finally be done with this road and ready to start another path. I do have Tales of Ferrês bundle book up for pre-order, you can grab your copy HERE.BookBrushImage-2020-1-25-12-4933

Another fun update is my Gargoyle Sighted book. I’m releasing chapter 10 to my newsletter subscribers this month on the 27th. I have chapter 11 written already just waiting for Allison to edit it. I probably will work on the next two chapters throughout this month. I’ll keep you updated on that front. But if you want to read this book as I write it SIGN-UP HERE. You will also get a free short story.JENKINS_2019_VORTEX_NEWSLETTER

These two projects are the main ones I have been working on these last few weeks. I plan to start working on my next collection of short stories here soon. Along with working on my first novel series. I am in the plotting phase so I will keep you updated on this as well.

If things go as planned I should be giving you another fun update on March 26th. So expect to here about my writing and process by then. Until next time…

~K.M. Jenkins

Wednesday Writing Tips: How to Build Fantastic Worlds

Science Fiction and Fantasy Writing: How to Build Fantastic Worlds
by: Kameron Hurley

So, you’re ready to write a science fiction or fantasy novel. But where to start? Lots of writers begin by creating a map, or researching some distant heavenly body. Six novels into my speculative fiction career, I’ve discovered that I create my best work when I begin building my fantastic worlds by starting not with magic systems or geography, but with a single character. Here’s why this method has been so successful for me.

Asking the Right Questions

When you begin your worldbuilding process by creating a character first, then asking what type of world created that character, you focus on the parts of the world that matter most to the people in it. That means spending less time on research that you ultimately aren’t going to use. I look at my worldbuilding and character creation processes as interconnected. They don’t – in fact, can’t! – exist independently of one another. As I flesh out a character, the world, too, will come into sharper focus. If I create a skilled government assassin who’s tasked with bringing in deserters from a centuries-long war, I have to ask myself what the war is about. If it’s about a lack of resources, what does that world look like? Dry, dusty, low in metals? If a planet was low in metals, how would their technology progress? What would they use to power their vehicles? If they had crashed there on a big generation ship, what was the likelihood they would ever get back into the stars, and how would that change their religious philosophies?

Overcoming the Gauntlet

Most approaches to building new worlds ask you to fill out long questionnaires about geography, magic systems and technology levels, social structures, governments, how people greet one another, the languages they use… the list goes on and on. But how much of that are you really going to squeeze into your novel? How much is relevant?

The first fifty pages of a science fiction or fantasy novel are what one of my editors calls “The gauntlet.” It’s in these vital first pages that readers must orient themselves to a new world, complete with unique societies and ecologies. Dumping all of this information onto readers in long narrative chunks up front overwhelms most readers. Few will be able to get past those first fifty pages.

To dissuade this tendency to dump information onto my reader up front, I only map out my worlds in broad strokes before I start writing. I knew that in my recent space opera, The Stars Are Legion, there would be a legion of living starships that each had independent ecological systems. I knew the worlds would be inhabited entirely by women, whose bodies the living ships relied on to birth vital pieces of themselves. I wanted the two primary societies to be surface-dwellers who organized themselves into authoritarian states. But the nitty gritty details of how people ate, what they wore, and how the ships themselves functioned was something I left for myself to discover during the writing process. By doing this, I was able to convey details about the world to the reader in manageable bites.

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Book Spotlight: Untangled

It’s the start of another week and I got a book spotlight for you. Check out this awesome book by L. Loren titled: Untangled. Hope you enjoy and just think this book is FREE on Kindle Unlimited.

Untangled 

Untangled cverBullied in her youth for being dark skinned and ugly, Gugu Brown is obsessed with beauty. Now the Queen of the cosmetics industry, she is a notorious boss. Her ageless beauty is unrivaled. A woman of 45, she looks no older than 23.  Beauty is life and without it she sees no value in living. And Gugu is living her best life! But she has a secret that could topple her empire and bring her to her knees. 

Sin Maddox is a silver fox who is enamored with Gugu’s beauty. He is determined to make her his. After dating her for a while, he sees the real her and finds her beauty pales in comparison to her true personality. When her world comes crashing down, will he be able to convince her that she is more beautiful on the inside than she is on the outside? How can she believe that when she was so damaged in her youth? Sin may be the one to convince her that pretty hurts, but true love heals. 

Each book in the Once Upon A Villain series is a standalone. This series does not have to be read in order.

FREE on KU or $1.99!


About the Author

IMG_1009L. Loren holds a Business Management Degree from the University of Mount Olive. As a former call center supervisor, her desire to write lay dormant for years, until she found the courage to live her dream. She is currently based in Birmingham, AL with her loving and supportive husband.
L. Loren created her own brand of erotic romance that she dubbed LoveRotica – Love stories with an edge of sexy. Her catalog of sexy stories is self-published and available on Amazon.
Her stories and poems have appeared in various anthologies, publications and literary journals. L. is also the curator of the Love is Color Anthology, available for free on Smashwords.

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