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Monday, February 26, 2018

More Writing & A New Book - #LynnCrain #Back2Writing #MysticRealms #ProtectorsoftheEarth

How’s everyone doing this month?

I have a lot of wonderful things to report as I’m slowly getting back into the writer’s life. It’s been hard coming back from my husband’s illness. I had thought I’d be able to snap to it right away but it wasn’t so easy. Though his last chemo session was in August 2017, it wasn’t until his November 2017 CAT scan that they declared him cancer free.

Great, I had thought…I’ll just get right back to writing…and it will be all good. Now, don’t get me wrong. I did have a few things I had done last year but most of them were shorter works and things that I’d worked on with another group. But most of them weren’t with any of the series that I’ve been doing or working on some new pieces I’d planned to be working on.

Yet, even with this backslide, I feel that I have been somewhat productive and I have been very busy. First, I’ve been taking some college classes that I feel will be positive fodder for any writing I do, second, I applied for a Masters Degree in Creative Writing school that had always been one of my top picks and is local, and last, I’ve been doing some more anthologies.

Why anthologies most of you might ask? I’ve been doing them recently because it seems the easiest way to get back into writing. Short content is something I’ve always done if I can’t do longer pieces. Now the story that is coming out in April isn’t new content for sure BUT it makes me go through the motions as if were. And that’s a good thing. I had to add more words to it, get it edited and get a cover done. Once that’s all complete, I have to format it and submit where it will go through proofing and all the other pre-publication things necessary. I’m so happy that I’m finally getting my Protectors of the Earth underway and my first story will be appearing in the Mystic Realms anthology.


This anthology has twenty-one amazing authors and twenty-one amazing stories. And my Protector story is one of them. Once the anthology period is over, I will be releasing it as a single and the first story in that series.  But right now, this is all about the anthology and it’s amazing stories. It is currently on pre-order and I’d love you all to get it at this amazing price.

Anthology Blurb:
What goes bump in the night? What causes you a fright?

While the answers for each may vary, I promise that these stories will not leave you wary.
From vampires and demons to shifters and creatures that you’d never suspect, this set will leave you breathless in the best possible ways.

So, don’t be afraid. Come, step inside our realm. Allow the mysticism of romance in many shapes and forms fall over you like a veil of sweet, soothing, spine tingling comfort.

We promise… you won’t be sorry
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Avenging Aingeal – Urban Fantasy - Lynn Crain
Story Tagline:
Bound by vengeance, she is humanity’s one hope…

Blurb:
Aingeal Cochran is on a mission to save humanity from itself when suddenly she’s staring head-on at her forgotten past. Lukas Everhard must bring her up to speed regarding the real enemy before allowing himself to love her completely. In learning about her past and mission, Aingeal realizes the best is yet to be and she will do anything to protect those she loves. For Lukas, Aingeal is the mission.

Excerpt:
Arching an eyebrow, I stared at him. No one in this facility could begin to hold a candle to me and I knew it. Worse, they knew it. “Whatever gave you the idea any one could kick my butt? Cause I know you can’t.” I sat there and listened to his buddies all crack up as Jonathan’s ears turned red. Now this was something I could really get into.
“Ever heard of Lukas Everhard?” The flash of puppy-like adoration almost made me lose it right then.
“You’re joking right? Everhard?” I couldn’t contain myself any longer and laughed so hard tears flowed from my eyes.  That would be the day.
“You’re just a bitch who won’t know what hit her.” His face took on a hard edge and if I hadn’t been so bored, I might have backed away.
“And you’re just an ass who will.” The orb bobbed in my hand as I stood, dangerously close to being thrown when something huge grabbed my wrist.
“You know the rules here. No fighting in the mess hall.”  The object didn’t remove itself from my body.
I whirled furious, jerking my arm away, energy in both hands now and was stopped short by the man who stood before me. I was not a small woman, yet this man dwarfed me.  Slowly, my gaze moved from his chest to his wide shoulders to his face and stopped there. Ice blue eyes stared at me without one bit of emotion attached to the look. He’s one cold cookie. I blinked rapidly almost as if I had been hit in the gut. This man was not going to take my crap in any way, shape or form. While I might be able to fool Darien somewhat as I had learned since I had arrived, I would never be able to fool this one.
Then there was the fact I felt more aware of him sexually than I had been with anyone else. Ever. There was a charisma about him which made me want to throw myself into his arms and beg to be taken.  And it was more than his physical appearance because if truth be told, this man looked good…the best I had ever seen…again a rarity for me to note. It was as if he were palpable under my hands even though we weren’t touching. My crotch tightened once more and I shook my head to clear my errant thoughts.
“Told you.” A snide voice commented somewhere off to my left.
I turned to look at my accuser, electricity leaping to my hand yet again. Some days I couldn’t control it at all. This could be a problem.
Stepping in front of me, the big man’s forefinger jabbed my chest in a hard push. “You. Me. In the sparring room immediately.”
I watched as he walked out the door, all predatory-like and with more purpose than I had seen anyone in this place have since my arrival. I eyed everyone else and realized it wouldn’t matter what I said, they were going to see if their man could best me. Sighing, I also knew I had brought this on myself. Vowing to make his fall gentle, I shook my head and followed him down the main corridor, wondering if I should even bother to introduce myself. I ran up to walk next to him and before I could even start, I was cut off by his raised hand. 
“Don’t bother. I know who you are.” He kept his eyes straight forward.
Frowning, I watched him for a minute. “Yeah, but I don’t know who you are, now do I?”
He stopped in front of the sparring room door. “And that should make a difference how?” Shoving it open, he waved a hand. “Ladies first.”
“As if I’d fall for that one,” I muttered more to myself than anyone.
Scowling at me, he shook his head. “Look one of us has to go in first. The door isn’t big enough for us to go side by side.”
“Fine,” I said through clenched teeth. This would end bad, I could feel it in my bones.

You can get my Avenging Aingeal and all the other wonderful stories in the Mystic Realms anthology by pre-ordering your copy today at one of the sites listed below.


Last but not least, in celebration of this wonderful anthology, we’re doing a Rafflecopter  with all the authors giving away one of their amazing stories for you to have a chance to win. The best part is that there are 21 prizes and 21 chances to win. To find out more about that contest, just go to my blog and follow the instructions.

And I'm slowly starting to plan and work on the longer pieces like I've envisioned so many times last year, when it was all I could do to keep my head above water. It was a hard time but I do think I'm a better person for it and think that my writing process and writing itself has improved. 

I do hope that all of you will check out this fantastic anthology and order your copy today. And how about those covers? I’d love to hear your comments!

Thanks for dropping by and see you soon!


Lynn

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