Thursday, November 23, 2017

For this Thanksgiving. I'm #ThankfulFor



...you...my readers and friends! Wishing you all...



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Juli D. Revezzo is the author of the historical fantasy novels DRUID WARRIOR PRINCE, FRIGGA'S LOST ARMY, the Gothic fantasy romance LADY OF THE TAROT, now available in Audiobook from Audible and in ebook and paperback, MOURNING DOVE LOCKET, the latest in the Antique Magic paranormal series, also the Celtic Stewards Chronicles fantasy romance series, as well as the Victorian Romances WATCHMAKER'S HEART--now available in audiobook (as well as ebook and paperback), HOUSE OF DARK ENVY, "No Such Thing as Dasher" (Christmas Paranormal romance)  among others. Her books are available at Amazon and elsewhere.

Sunday, November 19, 2017

New release and podcast news


How have y'all been doing this week? I'm okay. Writing, like usual. I'm not as far through my Nanowrimo piece as I'd hoped to be (only 15,569ish words--I say "ish" because there's some I haven't typed up yet). And of course, making all the plans for Thanksgiving is cutting into the usual time, today. Which leaves me looking at this blinking blogger cursor thinking, "Blogging? Who has time?"

So before I get off on a tangent let me get to the subject... You may see it there in my sidebar. :) Yes, the release of a new novella! :). The thing is, it's not quite up properly everywhere it should be yet, so I don't have complete links for you. However, if you'd like to check it out, it's titled No Such Thing As Dasher.

No Such Thing As Dasher, Juli D. Revezzo, paranormal romance, Christmas Romance, free read, free ebook, holiday ebook deals

Synopsis:

For Avery, her holiday duties as a forest ranger oftentimes involve tracking revelers who have lost their way in her wilderness domain. After a camper clashes with a reindeer, however, Avery is shocked to discover the creature is defended not by Santa, but by the formidable, yet gentle, shapeshifting Lord of the Forest. 

Can the magic of the forest bring together a ranger and a supernatural being, or is Avery destined to celebrate yet another Christmas alone? 

An enchanting fairy tale to celebrate the magic of the season!

It's available FREE at Amazon (US, Canadian storesAustralian stores only, so far. (ooh! It's free in Italy, France, and  in Brazil this evening! ;)) Hopefully the price change will trickle into the other worldwide AZ venues soon). Also, it's free at Kobo.

Which some of you may recognize the title from something around here about roughly 2014, but this is a greatly expanded version from the title you may or may not recognize. I think you'll like it.

Note: Itunes, as usual, is still lagging about getting it up--as is Barnes and Noble. It'll be in both stores soon-like, I hope! (We wonder if they shut down for the weekend or at least start drinking heavily or what? *lol*) For those of you who use Itunes and Barnes and Noble, I can only apologize for their slow-pokeyness. Hopefully the novella will show up free everywhere by Monday. :p As soon as I have links for both places, I will update this post, and my book pages everywhere. *taps nails impatiently*

In the meantime, my Itunes friends, you can get the epub at Smashwords). I hope you enjoy it. And yes, as ever, reviews are welcome!

Next, if you're around tonight about ... I'm going to be guesting on the Pagan Musings Podcast again. You can find the show here at 8PM EST (7pm Central).


And finally, a sale!




Fantasy author Alesha Escobar is holding a holiday ebook fest. Several fine books are involved in the sale (including my Celtic fantasy romance novel Passion's Sacred Dance as well as titles by Emma AlisynAngelique Armae, and more.) find all the great deals here! (Or you can click the banner.)

Also, there's a giveaway involved. So you'll want to scroll to the bottom of her page to find it.
Holiday Ebook Deals

And my husband is, er, inquiring about something regarding the short Thanksgiving week, so I must skeedaddle, again. Have a good day, and hopefully, we'll talk tonight on the Pagan Musings Podcast! :) Enjoy!

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Juli D. Revezzo is the author of the historical fantasy novels DRUID WARRIOR PRINCE, FRIGGA'S LOST ARMY, the Gothic fantasy romance LADY OF THE TAROT, now available in Audiobook from Audible and in ebook and paperback, MOURNING DOVE LOCKET, the latest in the Antique Magic paranormal series, also the Celtic Stewards Chronicles fantasy romance series, as well as the Victorian Romances WATCHMAKER'S HEART--now available in audiobook (as well as ebook and paperback), HOUSE OF DARK ENVY, among others. Her books are available at Amazon and elsewhere.

Monday, November 6, 2017

Sunday news update for the first week of November

Hi, everyone. I hope you had a good week. I was looking over my blog posts this week and I can't believe it...wow. I put up 3 in one week! Will wonders never cease?   I hope you liked the Reign of Tarot story. The stories never stop, do they? :)

I've been working on something new over the last week, sortakinda for Nanowrimo, sortakinda not. The weekend and something I wanted to update threw a wrench into it and then, I had to stop my writing program to open up a photo editing program. You'll see why later on. ;)

But, I don't really have a goal for Nanowrimo this year beyond the usual: just to have a semblance of something workable by November 30th. I'm goal-ed out, right now. (10 months straight of editing seems to do that to me). Yes, I say that now, we'll see what becomes of the rest of the month!

Also, I got a fine new review for Druid Warrior Prince. If you've read the novel and enjoyed it, please post a review at Amazon (and good reads, but Amazon is most important).

Let's see....as to reading I finished the audio version of Jessamyn's Folly by Suzanne G. Rogers. Enjoyed it (and Stevie Zimmerman's narration very much. :)) I've been reading ...mainly non-fiction this week as I picked up something for research from the store last weekend. How to Be a Victorian by Ruth Goodman. This one, I got in paperback. Just because, well, if Kindle ever goes to pot, I want to be able to reach for my research. (That and, it was on the physical store shelves and I had a card, so why not?)

I also got Marked by Fate: A Young Adult Science Fiction Collection
The MacLomain Series Boxed Set  by Sky Purington
Tower of Thorns (Blackthorn & Grim) by Juliet Marillier (which seems to still be on sale)
and Hearts Across Time (The Knights of Berwyck: A Quest Through Time Novel ~ Books 1 & 2) by Sherry Ewing
and lately, Evangeline and the Alchemist: A Novella: Mystery and Mayhem in steampunk Melbourne (The Antics of Evangeline Book 1)

Blogger tip 
I don't usually add this kind of thing into my posts, but I thought it might be helpful to share. You see, I made a gaff in one of my posts this week, but you know what? I learned something. Those of you on blogger, did you know if you unpublish a post, fix a mistake in the title, then republish it, it fixes it in the resulting url too? I did not, and found out that exact thing this week! That was a neat find. I know some of us can occasionally misspell a *cough* guest name *cough* so this means no, we don't have to go completely remake those posts. Woohoo! (Well, it was something I didn't remember about Blogger, anyway)

Did you catch my last few posts? I hope you enjoyed them. If you missed them, here you go:

Barrie Hill Reunion by Lisette Brodey
Thrifty Shopping ideas for Samhain
Would you rather be transported 500 years in the past, or 500 years into the future? #authorblog
What lurks on that horizon?--Druid Warrior Prince snippet #2---Weekend Writing Warriors

Aside from all that, I've been trying to write something so, not had a whole lot of time to read--beyond research reading. So, yea? :) For someone like me who loves writing, it's a yea.

Anyway, that's me. I hope you all had a good week too!

Sunday Post was conceived by Kimberly at Caffeinated Book Reviewer.

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Juli D. Revezzo is the author of the historical fantasy novels DRUID WARRIOR PRINCE, FRIGGA'S LOST ARMY, the Gothic fantasy romance LADY OF THE TAROT, now available in Audiobook from Audible and in ebook and paperback, MOURNING DOVE LOCKET, the latest in the Antique Magic paranormal series, also the Celtic Stewards Chronicles fantasy romance series, as well as the Victorian Romances WATCHMAKER'S HEART--now available in audiobook (as well as ebook and paperback), HOUSE OF DARK ENVY, among others. Her books are available at Amazon and elsewhere.

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Barrie Hill Reunion by Lisette Brodey #newrelease #literaryfiction @LisetteBrodey


Hi folks! Well, for my new followers, (or those have only started following me in the last year) I have a little treat for you. A fellow author and friend has a new book coming out and so I offered to let her stop by to tell us a little about it. Please give a warm welcome to author Lisette Brodey.



Hi, Juli:

Thank you for inviting me to your blog to talk about my seventh novel, Barrie Hill Reunion. I am a multi-genre author with books in women’s fiction, chick lit, coming-of-age, YA paranormal, and literary fiction. Barrie Hill Reunion is in the literary fiction genre. It’s an emotional drama, rife with tension, anger, confusion, angst, love, and secrets.

I’ll let the synopsis below tell you more.


Eight people. One weekend. Eight lives forever changed.

In the mid-1960s, at an elite college in the quaint town of Barrie Hill, Connecticut, a group of literary-minded students met regularly off-campus at the Vanessa Grand Hotel. Often late into the night, they would discuss the day’s news, analyze literature, philosophize, trade barbs, and socialize.

Twenty years after graduation, in 1986, the group’s founder, Clare Dreyser, organizes a weekend reunion. Seven former Barrie Hillers and one guest get together, eager to re-create an extraordinary time in their lives and reunite with old friends.

From the outset, and baffling the group, Leah Brent displays a brash, condescending attitude for nearly everyone and everything. To the chagrin of actor Bart Younger, Leah immediately lays out the unwelcome mat for his wife, Aimee. No one, not even Leah’s husband, Colin, is immune to her wrath, but Leah is relentless in her bizarre and cruel quest to bring down her primary target: Clare.

As the reunion progresses, the Barrie Hillers strive to enjoy their time together as they become enmeshed in personal dramas, struggle with matters of ethics, and weather escalating uncertainties that threaten to destroy their lives. By Saturday night, the second day of the reunion, karma makes a surprising and shocking visit. As the Barrie Hillers’ time together draws to an end, each is changed forever.


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To give readers more of an idea about my motivation for this novel, I have written a blog, Barrie Hill Reunion: The Very Long Birth of a Novel, which tells the story of how I was inspired to write this book after a visit to the Algonquin Hotel in New York City many years ago. Upon learning about the Algonquin Round Table who met there from 1909 - 1919, inspiration took hold of me. But decades would pass before a novel came to be. This post on my blog  tells a very short version of a very long story.

Barrie Hill Reunion is available in both Kindle and paperback editions, and is free to read for those in the Kindle Unlimited program.

 Folks, if you'd like to learn more about Lisette Brodey, check out her sites below:

SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS:








AUTHOR BIO:
Lisette was born and raised in Pennsylvania. After high school, she moved to New York City where she attended Pace University and studied drama. After ten years in New York, several of them working in the radio industry, she moved to Los Angeles for four years where she held various positions at Paramount Studios in Hollywood and CBS Studio Center in Studio City, CA. 

Back on the East Coast, she worked for many years as a freelance writer, specializing in PR and the entertainment industry. In 2010, she returned permanently to the Los Angeles area.

She’s the author of seven novels: CrookedMoon (General/Literary Fiction); Squalor,New Mexico (Coming-of-Age/Literary Fiction); Molly Hacker Is Too Picky! (Women's Fiction/Chick-lit), The Desert Series: Mystical High; Desert Star; and Drawn Apart (YA paranormal), and Barrie Hill Reunion (Literary Fiction).

In addition to her seven novels, two of Lisette’s short stories are published in an anthology: Triptychs (Book 3, The Mind’s Eye Series.)

In January 2013, Lisette edited and published a book of her mother's poetry (written 50 years earlier): My Way To Anywhere by Jean Lisette Brodey.

Her eighth book, due in 2018, will be a collection of short stories in the literary fiction genre.

In addition to her writing, Lisette also works as a SAG background actor in Los Angeles.

 This sounds intriguing, doesn't it folks? Thanks so much for stopping by, Lisette, and good luck with Barrie Hill Reunion, and all you do!
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Juli D. Revezzo is the author of the historical fantasy novels DRUID WARRIOR PRINCE, FRIGGA'S LOST ARMY, the Gothic fantasy romance LADY OF THE TAROT, now available in Audiobook from Audible and in ebook and paperback, MOURNING DOVE LOCKET, the latest in the Antique Magic paranormal series, also the Celtic Stewards Chronicles fantasy romance series, as well as the Victorian Romances WATCHMAKER'S HEART--now available in audiobook (as well as ebook and paperback), HOUSE OF DARK ENVY, among others. Her books are available at Amazon and elsewhere.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

A Hallowe’en Promise--Flash Fiction in the Reign of Tarot universe #new #Halloween2017



Here's something special for my readers for this Halloween. A new bit of flash fiction set in the Lady of the Tarot/Reign of Tarot universe! What can I say? I was inspired.


A Hallowe’en Promise

 (A Reign of Tarot addendum)

 by
Juli D. Revezzo


 London, 1797


“Come to my lair
And be my love
And we will all the horrors prove
That midnight screams
And endless death
Is nothing but a ruse.

There will we sit
Upon our tomb
And see the lovers dance

In summer’s day
and midnight thick
to songs of loving death.”*


As Linton finished butchering Christopher Marlowe’s fine poem, Emilie clapped her hands over the baby’s ears. “Mon dieu, Linton! Must you say such things in front of our daughter?”

He kissed her cheek and laid down a tarot card. “Such things as what? I was just having a little fun.” He tapped the little girl’s nose. Emilie had dressed her up in a costume similar to her own, but she made a prettier shepardess, Emilie thought.

The light of the lanterns and Eugene’s best port softened the crowd, and many of the women filling his holiday party stopped by Linton’s tarot table for a reading.She suspected, though, that the darling babe drew them far faster than any other spirit.

“We might have more than enough to overdo on both her Christmas and birthday gifts, at this rate,” Linton said.

“I’m sure.” Emilie scanned the ballroom. Sinjon was here somewhere, and so far, he hadn’t said a word against Linton putting his skill to use.

The baby squealed and made a mess of her father’s pile of cards, until she paused and plucked out the one showing Death.

Linton blinked at the card, then at her.

Emilie knew they shared the same thought: Why could she not have pulled The Sun, or the nine of Pentacles?

The card headed straight for the girl’s mouth. 

“Besides,” Linton said as he reached for it, “she’s already got your brother’s sense of humor.”

Emilie snatched it away before the baby could drool on it. “What am I to do with you?”

“It could be worse.” Linton tucked the card into the pile, rose, and swooped the baby out of her lap. “I could let her run around dressed like a ghoul, all year.”

“Perhaps it will confuse said-ghouls that we’re stopping by the cemetery tonight.” She planned to leave a bit of cake near her grandmother’s grave. Her mother had done so for her own departed family members, long before Paris’ troubles. Emilie thought it might be a nice gesture to revive her tradition. “They won’t follow us home.”

Something scratched at the window, and they both peered into the dark night, wide-eyed.

Emilie’s heart banged in her chest. But nothing ugly screamed and clawed its way through the leaded panes. 

Linton kissed her temple. “We’ll do all the scaring tonight. Nothing evil out there will get you, I promise.”

She knew. She’d seen proof of his devotion in abundance.

Emilie let out a relieved breath and followed along with her little family as they proceeded to enjoy the Hallowe’en night’s party.

~THE END~

*With apologies to Christopher Marlowe (1564-1593)

copyright 2017, Juli D. Revezzo, Raven Queen Publications

art in header: "At the Masquerade" by Charles Hermans (1839 - 1924) 
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Juli D. Revezzo is the author of the historical fantasy novels DRUID WARRIOR PRINCE, FRIGGA'S LOST ARMY, the Gothic fantasy romance LADY OF THE TAROT, now available in Audiobook from Audible and in ebook and paperback, MOURNING DOVE LOCKET, the latest in the Antique Magic paranormal series, also the Celtic Stewards Chronicles fantasy romance series, as well as the Victorian Romances WATCHMAKER'S HEART--now available in audiobook (as well as ebook and paperback), HOUSE OF DARK ENVY, among others. Her books are available at Amazon and elsewhere.

Monday, October 30, 2017

Thrifty Shopping ideas for Samhain

I wanted to do a little something for Halloween, this year, but alas, I'm late. I haven't had time to decorate the castle, or get my fangs cleaned.... Certainly no time to cull everything for the spells me and the girls had planned to drop in the cauldron (joke). 


What I did find was a friend suggested some nifty ideas for decorating for the holiday. From there, I found a few other things. Alas, has anyone else noticed that the retail chains seem to have dropped the witch theme? *sigh* How is a witch to dress properly? I ask you.


I hope this mask will do.

From  Lady Spiderwitch:
Thrifty Shopping ideas for Samhain
Good article,  Lady Spiderwitch!


Also, you might want to check out John the Pagan's video: How to Save money on Witchcraft Supplies--which (see what I did there? :)) can also apply to Samhain.


If you're into DYI, this site suggests painting up boxes in Halloween colors. :) That's kind of a neat idea.


And Witchy finds at Walmart. (by the way, Samhain's usually a great time for finding witchy stuff there. But like I said, for some reason, the t-shirts are lacking this year. Feh. )


And some Tarot spreads I found that might be interesting to try, if you read tarot.


Of course, there are a ton of books on sale for the holiday.  Well, one of mine is: Passion's Sacred Dance is on sale for the holiday. And Suzanne G. Rogers has two. Tournament of Chance (fantasy) and her historical romance Grace Unmasked.


And a few of my friends have put theirs on sale too. You can find them all here.
And here are a few more I've found.
Paranormal romance
fantasy
historical romance
Mystery/thrillers
Cozy Mysteries



Blessed Samhain (a little early).


Oh and if you want a little more fun, I'm taking part in a Halloween themed Facebook event this week, October 30 at 6:00-10:00PM.  I'll be on at 6:00OM (That's EST). You can find the event here.



Excuse me while I got pull out the skeletons from their closet, dust off the tarot cards and Cauldron, and dip the candies in...er, some witch's brew. ;) Happy Halloween!

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Images in composite header via Pixabay. Pumpkins by Larisa-K/Pixabay; Haloween Poser woman: DeeDee51 /Pixabay; masked woman: Andreie Kiselev, Dreamstime.com

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Juli D. Revezzo is the author of the historical fantasy novels DRUID WARRIOR PRINCE, FRIGGA'S LOST ARMY, the Gothic fantasy romance LADY OF THE TAROT, now available in Audiobook from Audible and in ebook and paperback, MOURNING DOVE LOCKET, the latest in the Antique Magic paranormal series, also the Celtic Stewards Chronicles fantasy romance series, as well as the Victorian Romances WATCHMAKER'S HEART--now available in audiobook (as well as ebook and paperback), HOUSE OF DARK ENVY, among others. Her books are available at Amazon and elsewhere.

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Would you rather be transported 500 years in the past, or 500 years into the future? #authorblog



Saw this set of prompts on Pinterest and this question caught my eye.


Would you rather be transported 500 years in the past, or 500 years into the future?

Oh boy! Well, if you've poked around any of my books at all, you know I have a thing for history. The 16th century was...well, I think it was awesome. Particularly in Italy, all the art floating around then. Wow. I would so love to have a time machine to be able to see it. There's also the fact that the 1500s were the time of Shakespeare. I think it would be neat to see his plays right then as they came out, don't you? (Maybe sneak back stage, talk him into changing an ending or two. ;))

On the other hand.... There's the downside of the era. It was, to put it nicely, filthy. They didn't quite yet know about the benefits of hygiene, it was very easy to get sick, and even die, the common man didn't have even the basic medical care we take for granted right now. And think about trying to go to the outhouse while it's 30 below zero. No thanks! Plus, you know what? They didn't have affordable paperback books then, either. Or e-readers. Yuck. (although listening to a professional storyteller might be fun. ;))

So, while, yes, I think I wouldn't mind visiting the 1517, I'm not sure I'd like to stay there very long. I'll stick to the once yearly Renaissance fairs, thanks! :) How about you? Where (or should I say when?) would you like to visit?


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Juli D. Revezzo is the author of the historical fantasy novels DRUID WARRIOR PRINCE, FRIGGA'S LOST ARMY, the Gothic fantasy romance LADY OF THE TAROT, now available in Audiobook from Audible and in ebook and paperback, MOURNING DOVE LOCKET, the latest in the Antique Magic paranormal series, also the Celtic Stewards Chronicles fantasy romance series, as well as the Victorian Romances WATCHMAKER'S HEART--now available in audiobook (as well as ebook and paperback), HOUSE OF DARK ENVY, among others. Her books are available at Amazon and elsewhere.

Sunday, October 22, 2017

What lurks on that horizon?--Druid Warrior Prince snippet #2---Weekend Writing Warriors

 

I thought I'd continue on from where the snippet of my new historical fantasy romance, Druid Warrior Prince, left off in the last post left off. This is the next six lines:


(Gwenevieve) set her jaw as she studied him. Who was this person to tell her what to do? On the other hand, she knew he spoke logic as her father did have his enemies. “Men know my family. If they’re smart, they know to keep their distance until we come to them.”
He narrowed his eyes. “I don’t refer to mere men.”
Her gaze flitted to the landscape. “I’ve seen nothing else so threatening this morn.” 

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(Ah, but is she missing something? You'll have to read to find out!)

If you'd like to check Druid Warrior Prince out, it's now available at Amazon in ebook and the paperback is available here.

Its synopsis is as follows:


Gwenevieve Macken’s well-ordered world falls into chaos as encroaching interlopers scheme to possess both her and her land. Although she’s been trained to spot the signs of inhuman evil in men, the amassing armies take on guises she never expected.

When a foreign guardian presents himself as her only option for salvation, Gwenevieve must make a choice between her desires, and fulfilling the mythic fate to which she was born. A forced marriage to a Tuatha dé Danann warrior isn't part of her plan.



The adventure continues (or, begins, rather) in:

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Juli D. Revezzo is the author of the historical fantasy FRIGGA'S LOST ARMY, the Gothic fantasy romance LADY OF THE TAROT, now available in Audiobook from Audible and in ebook and paperback, MOURNING DOVE LOCKET, the latest in the Antique Magic paranormal series, also the Celtic Stewards Chronicles fantasy/historical fantasy romance series, as well as the Victorian Romances WATCHMAKER'S HEART--now available in audiobook (as well as ebook and paperback), HOUSE OF DARK ENVY, among others. Her books are available at Amazon and elsewhere.

Saturday, October 21, 2017

New release in Celtic Stewards Chronicles #historicalfantasy #romance

So, as you might've noticed from my previous post, I do have a new book available! Yes. It's true. The next in the Celtic Stewards Chronicles has been unleashed--er, released upon the world! :) What's this one about? Well, in a nutshell, it continues Stacy's introduction to her family history and their history with the war between gods and ...well, the Fomori monsters of which her family are overseers. "Stewards", if you will. This time out, she learns the tale of an ancestor from 6th century Ireland that she never knew about before now. Yes, I said the 6th century!

This explains in part why it took me so long to get this one out to y'all who have been waiting for the third installment in Celtic Stewards Chronicles. :)

 At any rate, the book is entitled DRUID WARRIOR PRINCE and its synopsis is as follows:


Gwenevieve Macken’s well-ordered world falls into chaos as encroaching interlopers scheme to possess both her and her land. Although she’s been trained to spot the signs of inhuman evil in men, the amassing armies take on guises she never expected.

When a foreign guardian presents himself as her only option for salvation, Gwenevieve must make a choice between her desires, and fulfilling the mythic fate to which she was born. A forced marriage to a Tuatha dé Danann warrior isn't part of her plan.



Here's a snippet from chapter one:
CHAPTER ONE

Ireland, 512 AD

A SPECTER OF war hung heavy on the Irish horizon. Gwenevieve scanned the yard, seeking it out. Surely, an outline of its ghost hung there in the bare branches of the trees. Would that she had a little more light, but the sun was slow to rise this morning. Bucket in hand, she strode out the door of her family’s roundhouse, headed for the spring. Dots of ice hung here and there from the trees and as the sun’s first tentative rays touched them, sparks plumed across the emerald landscape. She adjusted the gold clip that held her grass-hued wool cloak closed. She wore green to beckon spring.
A little sympathetic magic never hurts.
A dozen or so new huts dotted her family’s property. One was for her mother’s laying in, but they’d built the others for a different purpose.
She remembered the work their family put into them in preparation for the arrival of the harshad warriors, only praying they never arrived. The Tanny and other men around the area whispered that the Macken family must be out of their minds to build structures that would stand empty. But their family knew that they would be put to good use.
Last night, several men and women had come. They now occupied those huts.
She prayed they weren’t the warriors for whom they’d been built. Though, she suspected otherwise.
Gwenevieve sniffed the air, seeking a sign the fabled war crept ever closer, but smelled only frost. A raven, sitting on a tangled branch in the grove, sensed something amiss and let out a screech.
“Hush you,” she said. Whether or not the bird listened or grew tired of screaming, it fell silent. The silence satisfied her. She didn’t need its prophetic voice. She felt the dread thick in the air.
Regardless, there was no going back to sleep. She paused at the edge of the spring and knelt down, dipping the bucket in.
Filled, she set it aside and drew her hands through the icy water. Shock tingled down her fingers. She grimaced at her reflection, the pink the weak sun was already placing in her light, thin cheeks and nose. Her red curls askew, the crimson sleepy streaks radiating across the whites of her forest green eyes.
Gwenevieve drew her hands from the water. Cold wind threatened to chafe her skin and still, she raised her hands to the sky, ignoring how the breeze affected her bones. Cows and horses called for their breakfast and she knew it wouldn’t be long before more members of her clan joined the morning routine.
With the chill tickling her nose, she took a deep breath and settled herself. “Hallowed Mother, bless our night, and our day.” She lowered her hands, sprinkling droplets on the dried grass beside her. She leaned forward to splash water on her face. Wind whipped up her sleeve.
“You’ll never catch a fish that way.”
She gasped, lunged for the knife in her boot, and flumped, forearms first, into the water.
Enraged, she growled and pushed herself away from the spring. A man stood not far away. Tall, with strong arms crossed over a broad chest.
“By the gods!” she gasped, wiping water from her arms. “Warn a lady if you plan on sneaking up on her.”
She couldn’t remember seeing anyone out this morning save herself.
“Where is the fun in that?” He offered her his strong hand. That hand connected to a fine forearm, to a bulging bicep. If one didn’t stare above his throat, anyone might consider him fetching. That craggy face of his, though, ruined the effect.
“Come, now,” he said, a hint of mirth in his voice, “it’s too cold to play in the water like that.”
Her father’s guards always watched over her, but this one was new, arrived only last night. She didn’t recall his name. Malcolm or Marchan, or some such name like that. “What if I was stepping out for a bath?”
The man smiled. “Then it is indeed my lucky day.” He grasped her forearm and helped her stand.
Water trickled between her breasts. She frowned and swiped at it with annoyance. “If you followed me there was no luck involved.”
“Aye, maybe I was following you, but you’re Sir Fintan Macken’s daughter. Gwenevieve by name, if I remember correctly.”
She nodded. “That I am.”
“Then you, especially, shouldn’t be out here alone.”
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If you'd like to check it out, it's now available at in ebook and the paperback is available here.


I hope you'll enjoy it. If so, reviews (at Amazon, Good Reads, or on your blog, if you have one, are truly appreciated!
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Juli D. Revezzo is the author of the historical fantasy romance, DRUID WARRIOR PRINCE,  FRIGGA'S LOST ARMY, the Gothic fantasy romance LADY OF THE TAROT, now available in Audiobook from Audible and in ebook and paperback, MOURNING DOVE LOCKET, the latest in the Antique Magic paranormal series, also the Celtic Stewards Chronicles fantasy romance series, as well as the Victorian Romances WATCHMAKER'S HEART--now available in audiobook (as well as ebook and paperback), HOUSE OF DARK ENVY, among others. Her books are available at Amazon and elsewhere.

Friday, October 20, 2017

New covers for the Celtic Stewards Chronicles series!

Because I thought it was time to give it a fresh look. Something a tad big more  "fantasy"and fitting this fantasy/historical fantasy/historical fantasy romance blended series than men with swords. 


Druid Warrior's Heart:


(Which I think is my favorite.Thank you Patty G. Henderson for helping me find the perfect mask!)

Passion's Sacred Dance


Because, Stacy's a bookworm!

 The color scheme follows a (mixed up)  druid scale: blue (novice),  green (ovate), white--well...the character falls into a weird gray area. What do I mean? The hero of Druid Warrior Prince...works under the auspices of the Harshad druids.


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Juli D. Revezzo is the author of the historical fantasy FRIGGA'S LOST ARMY, the Gothic fantasy romance LADY OF THE TAROT, now available in Audiobook from Audible and in ebook and paperback, MOURNING DOVE LOCKET, the latest in the Antique Magic paranormal series, also the Celtic Stewards Chronicles fantasy romance series, as well as the Victorian Romances WATCHMAKER'S HEART--now available in audiobook (as well as ebook and paperback), HOUSE OF DARK ENVY, among others. Her books are available at Amazon and elsewhere.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Clean Indie fantasy reads #99cents #sale #fantasybooks


Hi everyone. I hope you're doing well. Sorry I've let this blog get "dark" for a while. I've been working on edits. I've got something new for you. I'm just waiting for some tweaks to take effect at Amazon, before I share more. 

But first, I wanted to let you know that I'm taking part in the Clean Indie Fantasy Reads sale right now.




There are some really great looking books involved, besides mine, like Suzanne G. Rogers, USA Today Bestselling author Melle Amade, Cate Dean, and many more. There's also a chance to win an Amazon gift card. 

So check it out, and I hope you find something you'll love!


And more on that new release, soon. :)

 


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Juli D. Revezzo is the author of the historical fantasy FRIGGA'S LOST ARMY, the Gothic fantasy romance LADY OF THE TAROT, now available in Audiobook from Audible and in ebook and paperback, MOURNING DOVE LOCKET, the latest in the Antique Magic paranormal series, also the Celtic Stewards Chronicles fantasy romance series, as well as the Victorian Romances WATCHMAKER'S HEART--now available in audiobook (as well as ebook and paperback), HOUSE OF DARK ENVY, among others. Her books are available at Amazon and elsewhere.

Monday, October 9, 2017

Books and more books and...Nanowrimo again? #writerslife #amreading #amwriting #Authorblogs

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I have not have time to blog. Yes, I've been reading...a lot this week. I've finished not one, but  three books I had on my TBR list.And... those three? The Tower's Alchemist by Alesha Escobar, an Ovid (which I've had on my shelf for years [ I want to say seven or eight] meaning to read), and Shadows of the Heart by Patty G. Henderson, which I got from the author. I enjoyed all, especially Ms. Escobar's. (WW2, wizards fighting against the Nazis and Fascism, what's not to love?) I don't have a review written up for it yet (by "finished" I mean I just finished it, here, at midnight). I will try to get a little something written up for my blog though, asap.

(Oh! And I learned something, I don't like the "review" feature on the audible app. Why? Well, I tried to leave a review for an audiobook I consumed...you know how wordy I can be? The damned thing gave me a word limit that amounted to a short sentence, and while that may be okay?

(Yes, a short sentence is just fine, note to future reviewers, however...)

I really wanted to say more. Yet, when I signed into the audible site to edit the review? Guess what I couldn't do? Yeah, make changes to the review posted via the app and expand on it. :(  Guess what I won't be doing from now on? That's right. Posting a rating or review from the Audible app. Whatever. Aha, methinks me sees a reason for the drop in reviews, fellows authors!

(Business side rant, sorry folks)

Back on topic: I must say the Ovid was a bit repetitive--and though I enjoyed the read, (this was the Erotic Poems, by the way) he makes it sound like couples in 1st century Rome weren't faithful to each other at all...I figure that was just the women he knew. Oh, well. But, his writing's lasted 2000 ... so, Props to him. May we all be so lucky! (best seller lists? *snaps* What about still being read in 2000 years? Now that's a goal, dontcha think? :))

*thinks* What else? 


What else was I doing that took up so much of my time? When I wasn't doing that I was critiquing a manuscript chapter for a fellow author.  Outside that, I worked a little on a mss that's been percolating for a year, and ...also, I have been busy working on the final proof  (yes, final. I swear) of the next Celtic Stewards Chronicles book. :) Yeah, technically that means I read four books+ this week. Or rather finished reading four books, +. My eyes are a little bleary, why do you ask?. I have a little bit more to go but I think I am on track for my original release plan for DWP, might even make it early. I dunno.  Stay tuned.

And finally. Nanowrimo. (Blergh) As we speak, I've a couple ideas of stuff I want to get done before the end of the year. Technically, I'm pretty much over the rush-rush-rush write x-amount of words in one month frenzy. I've proven to myself many times over I can do it (case in point that critique swap, was on a book I wrote 45,000 words...in 15 days...last year. Yeah. not 30 days. 15. As for my manuscript from last year. I hit the 50k goal with it last November 29th, "Won" Nanowrimo...and had 20k more to write in it before it was finished. As it stands now, I tore down the original ending, just early last week, just before the proof of the next Celtic Stewards Chronicles book arrived, and rewrote it, to which I still have to sign off (because, you know, CSC manuscript was more important). So, wrote that book in a month plus almost 1 year. :p (and yet, the 15 day book, I wrote beginning to end, in 15 days. Go figure.)


And while I'm a little short of my release goal for the year, I'm not for my word count, not adding in the "couple of ideas" that are sitting in my head saying "you want to work on me". So with all that, I'm not sure if I'm going to make an official Nanowrimo log this year. I may just to keep track of the pace of those couple ideas. I've said before I wouldn't and I've signed on anyway. The hardest part for me, always, is picking the one to log. Because, like my reading, I always seem to have more than one going at once. (And before you ask, yes, the next Antique Magic is coming. It's been like *cough* the Nanowrimo book from last year, this year. It took me from June to now to get unstuck on that one and I have to go put all that into the typed manuscript). So, yeah...Nanowrimo log this year? Not sure. It might be good for someone who's never written but for me, with three ideas going at once (currently), it's like throwing the breaks on and doing a u-turn. But, we'll see.

And one more thing before I let you go...I've an interview up over at Lisette Brody's blog. If you'd like, you can see it here.


Anybody up for a coffee break? :)


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Pile of books  image above by smithjklc0; found at Pixabay.

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Juli D. Revezzo is the author of the historical fantasy FRIGGA'S LOST ARMY, the Gothic fantasy romance LADY OF THE TAROT, now available in Audiobook from Audible and in ebook and paperback, MOURNING DOVE LOCKET, the latest in the Antique Magic paranormal series, also the Celtic Stewards Chronicles fantasy romance series, as well as the Victorian Romances WATCHMAKER'S HEART--now available in audiobook (as well as ebook and paperback), HOUSE OF DARK ENVY, among others. Her books are available at Amazon and elsewhere.

Friday, September 29, 2017

Podcasts and astrology -- #30DaysMagicalRoots Challenge @Plentiful_Earth

#30daysMagicalRootsChallenge by @Plentiful_ Earth

Writing and editing has distracted me from finishing this, but we're almost done! And, look! Day 29 (and 28). (Okay, so it was supposed to posted on August 28th and 29th, but still. :))

Day 29 asked about podcasts. (These would go alongside the Youtube channels, I think)  Well? My favorite podcast used to be Other Worlds of Romance, (yeah, I know. It's a writers show more than a pagan show. Sadly, it's ended. But I have a few more podcasts I listen to that would fit better in the pagan realm.

First and foremost, the Biddy Tarot Podcast has helped a lot in my understanding of ...well, tarot. 

Others I've enjoyed are (obviously) the Pagan Musings Podcast (and yes, they did have me on as a guest a while back). There's also the Myth and Legends Podcast,  Celtic Myth Podshow and Druidcast. You might have to open Itunes to see these because their website won't let me, anymore.


 But anyway, there are the few I enjoy.

Astrology. Well...honestly? I've not yet gotten the hang of this subject. I mean, I've known my sun sign for years, but the rest of it never really interested me and I can't figure out how an overall sign (er, set of signs?) like you get from your chart, gets extrapolated down to day to day predictive newspaper columns. *scratches head* I must be missing a book, somewhere. So I know I'm a ...Cancer Moon? I think? Yeah. Cancer Moon. But...so what? It sortakinda maybe/maybenot points out some things about my overall personality, (I mean, I am a total water baby :)) but do the stars and planets have any baring on my day-to-day life? That's where my skeptic side comes in.

 But, I've investigated it. (Case in point, I read an online horoscope supposedly relating to my sign  just this morning--a morning that started out shitty--that had no mention of that, at all. In fact, the horoscope was the exact opposite of the way it happened). I even have one of those astrological charts (you know where you put all your pertinent information into a who-knows-if-it's-safe--I can't believe they don't ask for your freakin' SS# and street address!--websites. I hate that!!) and it spit out a chart that...I can't make heads or tails of, which doesn't seem to show my moon sign, unless it's in one of these geometric little glyphs that I don't understand. And I know someone who has studied this subject for years and has explained to me what my rising sign was ...but I can never remember what she said.  I have to keep asking. *shakes head*

And this month the full new moon was in Virgo so you should "look to where your moon's supposed to be in Virgo" and...er. Well...Mine is where it's always been? In Cancer. So...yeah. I have no idea what people mean when they say things like that. Trigonometry (because I understand Trig about as much as I do astrology, so Trigonometry=astrology?)  isn't my forte.😒  I'm also not supposed to be compatible with my husband at all and well.... We've got 30 years of mind-melding bliss, baby. There's us, then there's the rest of the world. :) (And he doesn't believe in any witchy stuff, not even the stuff I do!) Fwiw, we share another sign...I think.

So...Confused much. Yes.


If it works for you, great. I wish I understood it,then at least that'd be one more witchy thing to add to my list but...I'm afraid Astrology and me aren't meant to be. Tarot's easier to understand.The only reason I ever looked up my other signs was for for fun, for checking out Arwen's tarot videos.I might work on that in the next month...(to answer the final day's question: What practice are you going to continue past this month? ) Or...herm...Maybe the energy work and plant magic. Definitely reading and staying curious!

And just as a final digression, LADY OF THE TAROT is officially one year old, and I now have the galley copy of Druid Warrior Prince (the next Celtic Stewards Chronicles book *points to signature*) in hand. Combing of said-galley will commence, this weekend. :) I hope y'all have a good one. I shall be...reading.

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Juli D. Revezzo is the author of the historical fantasy FRIGGA'S LOST ARMY, the Gothic fantasy romance LADY OF THE TAROT, now available in Audiobook from Audible and in ebook and paperback, MOURNING DOVE LOCKET, the latest in the Antique Magic paranormal series, also the Celtic Stewards Chronicles fantasy romance series, as well as the Victorian Romances WATCHMAKER'S HEART--now available in audiobook (as well as ebook and paperback), HOUSE OF DARK ENVY, among others. Her books are available at Amazon and elsewhere.

Juli's Books

Available at now at Itunes:
Bicycle Requiem
Amazon. Some also available at Audible, Barnes and Noble, Smashwords and Createspace.
Bicycle Requiem by Juli D. Revezzo, Gothic fiction, zombie fiction, novelette, Amazon kindle, Itunes
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Passion's Sacred Dance, Celtic Stewards Chronicles, book 1 by Juli D. Revezzo, fantasy, romance, pagan paranormal romance, read free with Kindle Unlimited
free with Audible trial, Watchmaker's Heart by Juli D. Revezzo, Steampunk romance, Victorian romance, audiobook
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Frigga's
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Victorian romance, historical romance, Juli D. Revezzo, historical romance, read free with Amazon Prime, Kindle UnlimitedThe Artist's Inheritance, Antique Magic book 1, by Juli D. Revezzo, Gothic fiction, witch fiction, pagan paranormal fictionCaitlin's Book of Shadows, Antique Magic book 2, by Juli D. Revezzo, short fiction, free ebook, witch fiction, pagan paranormal fiction
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Drawing Down the Shades, Antique Magic book 3, by Juli D. Revezzo, Gothic fiction, witch fiction, pagan paranormal fictionLady of the Tarot by Juli D. Revezzo, Gothic romance, historical romance, tarot
House of Cards, Reign of Tarot book 1, by Juli D. Revezzo, pagan paranormal fiction, witch fiction, tarot-themed fiction, Gothic fiction, supernatural horrorSing a Mournful Melody by Juli D. Revezzo, Gothic fiction, Vampire fiction, short storyChangeling's Crown by Juli D. Revezzo, New Adult, fantasy, romance, pagan paranormal romance
Murder Upon a Midnight Clear by Juli D. Revezzo, paranromal mystery, Christmas romance, pagan paranormal romance, read free with Kindle UnlimitedWatchmaker's Heart by Juli D. Revezzo, Steampunk romance, Victorian romance, read free with Kindle Unlimitedx

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