Available now, Willfully Compelled book one of the Unintentional Sacrifices Series.
A centuries-old legend foretells of twins who will one day save the earth. Lysandra and Leondra have been raised by their parents with the notion that they could possibly be those destined twins.
A once kaleidoscope-colored land is now brown. Water sources have become nonexistent leaving behind only lethal bodies of water. Animals and people disappear beneath the tempting waters never to resurface.
As the world falls apart the twins become separated. Alone and injured, Lysandra ventures forward trying to locate and reunite with her family. Instead she slips beneath the river’s surface discovering a new world where no human has ever survived before.
A prophecy. A dying world. Twins, Leondra and Lysandra are compelled to make the ultimate sacrifice for an entirely new world.
Book One of the Unintentional Sacrifices Series. Contains mature content.
Available for purchase via Amazon, Smashwords, Barnes and Noble, and Apple.
When writing my novels, I tend to conduct research on names. I’ll look up common last names, the meaning or symbolism of names, and the variations of spelling. I like my character names to mean something, not just sound cool or be spelled differently. Names have significance… I love names! Considering that I have a unique name and have gifted each of my children with unique names, I consider them pretty important… Even in my novels.
My name is Senayda… which the traditional Spanish spelling is Zenaida. Similar pronunciation but different spelling. The story my mother shares is that she and the hospital miscommunicated over the birth certificate and my name is permanently misspelled. But I kind of like that since it makes my name more unique.
Back story here… I was an unexpected surprise when I was born (identical twin). My mother never got passed a middle-school education, and Spanish is her first language. So I can totally see how “S” was passed off for “Z” and “Y” for “I”… Senayda actually means a sign, a good omen. Woo hoo!
So the question is: what is your name? Does it have any kind of significance or meaning?
I was listening to the radio this morning discussing this topic and the morning show’s personal preferences. Thought it would be a fun question to put out there….
If you could install ONE DVR button on your body to control your life, which would you choose?
Would you choose pause to momentarily freeze moments to cherish and better capture them? Would you choose rewind to have the opportunity for a re-do? Would you opt for fast forward to get past those moments you just want to get over and done with? Would you have a stop button? Or if you chose play how would you use it?
Rather than tell you what each button should be, I’d rather hear what button you’d choose, how it would work, and why you’d choose it….
If I could choose one DVR button, I think I would choose the rewind button. Not only for the chance to right a wrong or to choose differently and change the course or outcome of something… But I think I’d just like to have the ability to experience moments again (even without altering the outcome).
I have a freshman in high school and I’d love to rewind back in time and just cherish those moments with her… That moment I wished I could take back? Done! With the push of a button… Obviously life doesn’t work out that way but it’s fun to imagine the possibilities.
I’d love to hear what you would choose!
It’s that time of year again when Smashwords offers for ONE WEEK ONLY countless eBooks at a discounted rate. During the week of March 1st through March 7th 2015, you can browse the library of available eBooks and receive a coupon code with discounts ranging from 25%, 50%, 75% off to completely free.
Smashwords has held this event for several years helping to promote authors and eBooks alike!
Just head onto Smashwords and browse the available ebooks for sale.
** It’s important to note that the coupon codes are only good through Smashwords and cannot be used with retailers that are served by Smashwords. So, for example you want my eBook bundle of The Irresistible Men Bundle at the discounted rate of free! Whoa! Did you see that?! Free peeps! Just use the code RW100 at checkout to get this book for free during the site-wide promotion! (Offer good through March 07, 2015) If you try to apply that same code to Amazon’s site, B&N’s site, or Apple’s — it’ll be an epic failure. But no worries! You can still upload the eBook via Smashwords with those formats and many others.
So to save you time just click on this link if you’d like to take advantage and get one my eBooks… I’m offering for this week only these books on sale as follows:
** 50% off this week only**
The Irresistible Bundle
**75% off this week only**
The Irresistible Men Bundle
**FREE this week only
As always, Irresistible is only $0.99 and the prequel for the series: Attraction is FREE. My stand-alone thriller, Killer Antidote, is also FREE.
So hurry on ever. Get your goodies and enjoy!
I want to share a blog post (interview) from Mark Coker of Smashwords with best-selling author Jamie McGuire regarding her self-publishing journey.
Believe it or not, Beautiful Disaster didn’t start off with publisher Atria… Actually it sold less than 100 books during its release month!
Click on this link to read Jamie’s interview with Mark on how she started with Smashwords, became a best seller (not overnight), and eventually came back to Smashwords.
So indie authors — there is hope for us!
… You might not know about me:
1. I’m an identical twin – but I’m the bad one.
2. I have a “big” complex. BIG dog. BIG car. BIG mouth. (A loud mouth people! Not where your dirty minds went!!)
3. Married my high school sweetheart. It’s been 16 years!
4. Named my first-born after a well-known fictional character. (Ayla from the Earth Children series by Jean Auel)
5. I’m a Pinaholic… No I don’t need an intervention from Pinterest. Seriously though I love that friggin’ website! Click here and see!
… Author related:
1. Tentatively releasing Surrender, book 4 of the Irresistible Series, for summer 2015. (Nicholas and Andrea’s story)
2. I’m finalizing a paranormal romance, Willfully Compelled… To be released before spring 2015. Click here to see the cover and for the synopsis.
3. Working on several projects. In addition to Surrender and Willfully Compelled, hoping to publish two more novels before the end of 2015. Staying busy!!
4. I have an author board and an “Inside the Irresistible Series” board via Pinterest. Click here to see them!
5. The Irresistible Series is now available via bundle! You can get books one through three, the prequel and both novellas, PLUS bonus scenes… The Irresistible Bundle. Only want the unreleased novella offering Valentino DeLuca’s POV? It’s available only through the bundles. The Irresistible Men Bundle features Marco Soriano’s and Valentino DeLuca’s novellas. Both bundles feature a sneak peek at Willfully Compelled.
Just wanted to wish everyone Merry Christmas, Happy Hanakkah, and everything inbetween!