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Sunday, November 27, 2016

The Nanowrimo and The Matrix Crystal Series by Janice Seagraves

I'm sure people wonder why I participate in the Nanowrimo each year.

For the finished manuscripts of course.

This year is my tenth, well actually eleventh year, but I join eleven years ago so late it still says this is my tenth year.

That means after an intense once a year event, I have ten through eleven finished manuscripts to polish once I have the free time.

Three years ago, I had a Nanowrimo story that I revised and edited, it became Matrix Crystal Hunter. It did very well for its first three months on Amazon. It was number eleven in science fiction romance for two weeks.

This beautiful cover was created by Winterheart design.

A couple of months after it was published, I had visions of Vach and Maya continuing adventures and wrote a Christmas special, Matrix Crystal Christmas, which featured two more of Vach and Maya's stories.

Last month, I published a full novel about their son River, Matrix Crystal River, and that was another Nanowrimo story.

This month I finished the last in the series, about Vach and Maya's daughter Rain, which will be published sometime next year. I'm calling it Matrix Crystal Deceiver, but right now I may change it to Matrix Crystal Rebels, but I'm still thinking on it.

My first two books in the series on now only 0.99 cents. The latest in my series is $2.99, so you can literally buy my entire series for less than $5.00.

After twenty-five years, the Earthlings were back. River Namaste swears he'll never help the humans find matrix crystals, until he meets, Winona Miracle, Team Alpha Six's geologist. Shy and vulnerable, the black haired, dark eyed beauty is all he wants.
But is she ready to put aside her goals for him?

At a rest area, Winona was left behind with River and Ori. She prayed that no one would wander into the spot while they were there. The men fed the animals and waited.
Walking around the area, she tried to get the kinks out of her legs. The woodlands looked different than the conifer forest back home. The leaves were mostly in burgundy and bright greens. She picked up a white-and-pink stone and turned it over in her hands. Quartz with some thick, dark silver veining. If I had a smelting setup, I could produce silver.
“Winona,” River called softly.
She went to him. “Yes, what is it?”
“You seem nervous.”
“Well, of course I am.” She glanced around. “Did you see the dirty looks we got from that fishing village?”
“You needn’t worry. I’ll watch out for you.”
“Gee, thanks. And who will protect you?”
He laughed. “I don’t need anyone to keep me safe.”
“Oh, sure. No one will attack a big hunk of man meat like you.”
“Man meat? What does that mean?” One side of his mouth curled up.
Jeez, why did I say that? She turned to walk away. “Never mind. It’s just an expression.”
He hooked a hand around her arm. “Don’t go.”
His wonderful spicy male scent was almost too much. “River, I—”
He pulled her up against him. Before she knew it, his lips were on hers. Once he swept his tongue into her mouth, she was lost. She slipped an arm behind his head and pressed herself against him.
“River,” called out Ori. “They’re back.”
He abruptly dropped her on her feet and stepped away.
When did I get lifted off the ground? She turned away, wiped her mouth, and pulled up her scarf, trying to hide whatever damage his rough kiss might have caused. God, what a kiss. Her panties were soaking wet.

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Cara Marsi said...

Janice, congratulations on your series. The stories look great. And Congrats on your success with Nanowrimo. I've never done that, but it seems to have worked for you.

Melissa Keir said...

Sounds wonderful. I'm so glad you have found a way to get the stories done. I've never done Nanowrimo but it's very successful for so many.

Judy Baker said...

Wow, Janice, I'm impressed - 11 years of Nano, I can't even get through the first one. It's working for you, best of luck.

Janice Seagraves said...

Hi Cara,

Yes, it has. Thank you.

Hi Melissa,

Thank you.

Hi Judy,

Thank you. It is an exercise in fast writing.


jean hart stewart said...

Never did NANO. Guess I'm afraid of the pressure...You're impressive, as is your excerpt..

Janice Seagraves said...

Hi Jean,

Thank you so much. I've done the nano so long that I just go into nano groove. :)


Paris said...

I've done the Book in a Week challenges with other authors but never attempted NaNo. Congrats to you! Your series sounds wonderful!

Janice Seagraves said...

Hi Paris,

Thank you. :)


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