Update City 19:6

DiscountNotice025We’re into fall now and from checking various weather channel places it looks like it might be a very chilly one for a lot of folks here in the good old USA. Elsewhere, depends if you’re north of the equator or south. Having said that, just wanted to give a little update as to what’s going on with my art and books as such.

In regards to art. I now have 20 pieces at Fine Art America where one can purchase my art in various venues from canvas, prints and even coffee mugs. Gadgets are a great thing to get your art in places that it normally would not be found. I know of one local animal hospital that has several pieces of my art. There’s a local café, which my wife and I frequent, and they now have a canvas print and a couple of coffee mugs with the same art. Very cool. Anyway, in regards to art pieces and venues to obtain them, I thought it would be good to have another Discount. Since Christmas is coming up and is always a good time to purchase things for friends and family, I’m offering a 25% Discount at Fine Art America for my artwork. You read that correctly, 25% off the retail price. Take a look, check your Christmas lists, and spend a little time shopping. Enjoy.

On the book front. The first book of the Silverwind Files, The Long Dark Night, is scheduled for release on Jan 16, 2020. It will be available both in print and ebook format. I will post a link where you can pre-order the book in both formats very soon. I’ll also post a little blurb about the book as it gets closer to the release date. So stay tuned.

Fairy Tale Cookbook

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Did the thought ever cross your mind, “What kind of cookbook did Snow White use?” Surely that thought has crept across your brain perhaps at least once while reading the story. Right? She had to feed all those Seven Dwarfs. A cookbook definitely would have been handy. Maybe this is a little silly, but it’s worth checking into. Cinderella had some mouths to feed and let’s not forget about Red Riding Hood on her way to Granny’s with something. After all that sly wolf was certain Red had some goodies in her basket. Well, if you want to find a cookbook with a fairy tale flavor to it, then checkout Annie Douglass Lima’s new non-fiction book that is coming out the 13th of this month. On that day, she’ll have her Once Upon a Bowl of Oatmeal cookbook blog-tour right here. Stay tune, some free stuff will be happening with it…..

Update City 19:5

The summer is almost gone. Twenty eight more days and we’ll be in Autumn or Fall, however you wish to call it. In our part of the country, we’re experiencing a little cooling trend that feels rather nice after some really hot days. That’s the weather report for now.

I now have 19 art pieces up on Fine Art America. I did find out that a couple folks decided on a coffee mug with my art on them. The cups really look nice and it’s given me an idea of how to get the word out about my art via coffee shops. More on that later. Also, the 20% discount still holds through till September 10th. So, if you might be interested in purchasing a print or canvas of one of my pieces please get the Art Discount Code and use it when you purchase something.

As far as the written word goes, I’m currently revising a science fiction work that I’ve re-titled and is scheduled to be released around the middle of October. More on that later on.

I want to thank everyone who has stopped by this blog and liked my posts. I would like to encourage you to share these with your friends via your social media circles. Once again, a big THANK YOU! Blessings on your day and all you do!

Blog Tour-King of Malorn

Annie Douglass Lima has penned another great adventure. This new novel, King of Malorn, is a fantastic read. Here is what I thought about it:
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There’s much to be said for being born into a royal family, especially if one’s older brother happens to be king. One might think that a princess’ life should be fabulous and filled with all kinds of special things. Right? Well, Princess Kelandria doesn’t really see it that way. No, not really. She hears all the whispered murmurings of those discontents who are silently undermining King Korram’s rule. They really want to see him off the throne and their puppet placed there. Will this undercurrent never end? The palace is already a caldron of anxiety ready to explode.

She must do something about it! But what? Her seventeen birthday is coming up, so Kelandria plans a ball that should take the edge off everyone, hopefully. A smile comes to her lips as she’s determined to make sure that King Jaymin of Alasia is the top name on the invitation list. She’s certain he’ll come and, hopefully, it will be the kind of party where he’ll notice her. Just that thought takes her breath away. It’s been the hope of her heart for as long as she can remember.

Parties have a tendency to get crashed or derailed before they begin. Such is the case of the whisperers who devise an assassination plot that is nearly successful. Not only are these assassins after King Korram, but also Princess Kelandria and King Jaymin. Princess Kelandria, her brother and their Alasian friend must flee into the wilderness or face certain death. All the while they are pursued my assassins who want to make sure they vanish from the landscape forever. Kelandria sees another side of life that suddenly becomes ugly real and she has to adapted or perish. Who can they trust? This is a question that will ever haunt them as they flee deeper into the wilderness looking for allies who might be willing to help them reclaim the throne.

Annie Douglass Lima has penned another great adventure that will keep the reader turning the pages. This is more than an your typical running away from danger tale. It’s a heart tugging action adventure story that will spin the reader into a world of dark secrets, crafty villains, turn-coat friends and heart wrenching tears of love and loss. Once the adventure begins, you’ll be swept into an fantastic story that will tug at one’s heart nearly on every page.

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Want to find out a little bit more? Keep reading!!!

You can download a copy of the ebook for free between July 9th and 11th!

 

KingofMalornBook Description:

Life as the king’s younger sister should be exciting.

Not for Princess Kalendria. She’s sick of the dissent and of constantly having her family undermined by those who think they could rule Malorn better than King Korram.

Hoping to lighten the mood in the palace, Kalendria plans a ball to celebrate her seventeenth birthday. It doesn’t hurt that their handsome Alasian ally King Jaymin has promised to attend, and she’s been waiting for him to notice her for as long as she can remember.

But unfriendly forces have their own party plans. When Kalendria, Korram, and Jaymin barely survive an assassination attempt, their only recourse is to flee into the wilderness. Tracked by unknown assassins, they must figure out whom they can trust and who is behind the plot. Can Kalendria help her brother reclaim his throne – oh, and catch Jaymin’s attention while she’s at it – before they are all killed and war destroys both kingdoms?

Click here to download your copy of King of Malorn on Amazon now! 

Click here to see King of Malorn on Goodreads.

 

Want to know more about the series? Here is what Annie has to say about her series:

King of Malorn is book 5 in the Annals of Alasia. But don’t worry if you haven’t read the others; it will still make sense on its own.

Each of the first four books can stand on its own as well. They each deal with events surrounding the same major political incident: the invasion of the kingdom of Alasia by the neighboring kingdom of Malorn.

Annals of Alasia
Prince of Alasia begins on the night of the Invasion and describes what happens to twelve-year-old Prince Jaymin after he is forced to flee for his life.

In the Enemy’s Service features a girl as the protagonist and tells the story of those who were not able to escape from the Alasian palace when the enemy invaded.

Prince of Malorn begins several months earlier and focuses on the Malornian perspective of the events leading up to the Invasion.

The Nameless Soldier shows how a young Alasian soldier lives through the Invasion but then has to survive and make a name for himself in enemy-occupied Alasia.

In each of the books, main characters from the others make brief appearances and interact with each other at the point where the timeframes and settings overlap.

I also have a short ebook of “interviews” that I conducted with the characters in the other three books. Annals of Alasia: The Collected Interviews is not available on Amazon, but I send a free copy to anyone who signs up for my mailing list (to receive updates when I release new books or occasionally offer them for free).

Annie Douglass LimaAuthor Biography:

Annie Douglass Lima considers herself fortunate to have traveled in twenty different countries and lived in four of them. A fifth-grade teacher in her “other” life, she loves reading to her students and sparking their imaginations. Her books include science fiction, fantasy, YA action and adventure novels, a puppet script, anthologies of her students’ poetry, and Bible verse coloring and activity books. When she isn’t teaching or writing, Annie can often be found sipping spiced chai or pomegranate green tea in exotic locations, some of which exist in this world.

 

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