Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Guest Post: Author of Lichgates, S.M. Boyce

We are not alone…

No, this isn’t a post about aliens. I’m talking about gratitude.

I wanted to take a moment to step back from the marketing ideas, plot developments, writing advice, blogs, Google Analytics, SEO…*takes a deep breath* You get what I’m saying.

So often, we lose ourselves to the busy, busy, business of life and forget that we can’t make it alone.

We all need someone, whether it’s the book blogger who reviewed your book, the reader who tweeted you to tell you they loved it, the friend who let you vent about a bad review (in private), or the spouse/significant other/family member who is just always there, always encouraging. No matter how hard you work, life isn’t something you can go alone. Well, I guess it can be, but it’s a lonely place.

Sure, I wrote Lichgates (Grimoire Saga #1). I designed and outlined the saga. The world of Ourea is my original idea, and the characters are quite often drawn from bits and piece of the people I know in my life. But my husband could have complained when I preferred writing to watching TV with him. Instead, he asked me how much further I got each night. He read my book. He brainstormed with me. Hell, the man knows the plots for every single one of my novels and helped me work through the rougher, more complicated kinks when I had trouble. He’s honest when something sucks. That’s huge! He’s amazing. I don’t think I could have made it here without him.

And then there are my beta readers: my parents, of course, and my writing friends. Darling authors like Nikki Jefford, Robert Zimmermann, Stacey Marie Brown, Jen McConnel, and too many more to name. My editor, Chase Nottingham. My readers made a longtime dream come true: I am an internationally read author.

Thank you. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

If you want to make a difference, go thank someone today. Give someone a hug, or tell them how much they helped you.

It only takes a second, but it’ll make their day.

About S. M. Boyce

International Amazon Bestseller. Fantasy Author. Twitter addict. Book Blogger. Geek. Sarcastic. Gooey. Odd. Author of the action-packed Grimoire Saga.

S.M. Boyce is a novelist who loves ghosts, magic, and spooky things. She prefers loose-leaf tea, reads far too many books, and is always cold. She’s married to her soul mate and couldn’t be happier. Her B.A. in Creative Writing qualifies her to serve you french fries.

Boyce likes to update her blog a few times each week so that you have something to wake you up in the morning.

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(Grimoire Saga #1)
Title: Lichgates
Author: S.M. Boyce
Genre: New Adult/Young Adult Fantasy
Publisher: Caffeinated Books Publishing
Number of Pages:336

Kara Magari is about to discover a beautiful world full of terrifying things—Ourea.

Kara, a college student still reeling from her mother’s recent death, has no idea the hidden world of Ourea even exists until a freak storm traps her in a sunken library. With no way out, she opens an ancient book of magic called the Grimoire and unwittingly becomes its master, which means Kara now wields the cursed book’s untamed power. Discovered by Ourea’s royalty, she becomes an unwilling pawn in a generations-old conflict—a war intensified by her arrival. In this world of chilling creatures and betrayal, Kara shouldn’t trust anyone… but she’s being hunted and can’t survive on her own. She drops her guard when Braeden, a native soldier with a dark secret, vows to keep her safe. And though she doesn’t know it, her growing attraction to him may just be her undoing.

For twelve years, Braeden Drakonin has lived a lie. The Grimoire is his one chance at redemption, and it lands in his lap when Kara Magari comes into his life. Though he begins to care for this human girl, there is something he wants more. He wants the Grimoire.

Welcome to Ourea, where only the cunning survive.

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