The title isn't meant to be controversial, but perhaps it is. And controversy or not, it's something I struggle with. We talk about vanity publishing a lot--those companies who prey on writers, charging sometimes tens of thousands of dollars for nothing more than putting a book on Amazon, promising best-seller status. If only the writer … Continue reading Is all self-publishing vanity?
My awesome critique partner and I chatted about Unbroken Fire and Chase. Visit her blog to read!
…the sound of slow clapping filled the room. Confused, she frowned in the direction of the lieutenant, but his attention was directed over her head.
“That was one of the most entertaining stories I’ve heard in a long time. Don’t care about the situation on Asria, do you? I’m not sure I believe that.”
—excerpt Unbroken Fire by Anne Wheeler
I’ve been looking forward to this day for almost two years now! There were times when it seemed like it wouldn’t come to pass, so I’m beyond excited to celebrate my critique partner’s release of the SEQUEL Unbroken Fire to her well-loved debut Asrian Skies, which came out September 2017. You can find my review of Asrian Skies on GoodReads.
A year? That doesn’t seem long, you say.
Friends, I have been reading snippets of Unbroken Fire since Anne completed the draft of Asrian Skies…
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I'm posting this on a Friday evening because I half want to share it, but not really. And I hope it all makes sense. Did you know I have a secret book in progress? It's been low-key for a few reasons--not the least of which because I had to start the entire thing over more … Continue reading Some crushing writing news
Hop over and visit The Bibliophagist for another review!
On June 4, 2016 (as best I can find), I wrote the first words to the story that would become Asrian Skies. I didn't know anything except there was a story trying to force itself out of my brain. I had no idea. I had no idea that two years later, I'd have written 298,000+ words, 3 … Continue reading 700+ days of writing
Check out the latest review of Unbroken Fire on Shannon’s blog!
“But I haven’t—”
—given you any information. The bells grew louder, desperately clanging a frenzied warning she should have listened to earlier. Some people never changed. She was cold, shivering. Then so hot.
He tilted his head at her again and smiled, just like he had when they’d first met. “You will.”
After dealing what she hopes is a major blow to the enemy, Avery Rendon has found her way home to Asria. Safe for now, she spends her time adjusting to her new role in her planet’s future and reveling in personal victories. But Asria is still under the control of the Haederan Empire, and their grip has only tightened since the invasion. When the Asrian prime minister asks her to beg the Commonwealth for help in person, she agrees.
It’s a harrowing trip to the Commonwealth’s headquarters, one which comes to an abrupt end when her ship…
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I'm in a weird writing place right now. Unbroken Fire is set up for pre-orders (and honestly, it's completely final, so there's nothing left to do on it). Faded Embers is first draft complete, and unlike with my other books, I don't have much desire to jump right into revising it. I've got one other … Continue reading So now what?
Head on over to Hope’s blog for the Unbroken Fire cover reveal!
Happy Sunday, everyone!
There are few sequels out there that are just as good or even better than the first book and Unbroken Fire by Anne Wheeler is one of the few. Filled with action, political drama, and even more of this particular character that I am in love with, Unbroken Fire is a book you just can’t put down until you’ve read the last page.
To recap the events of Asrian Skies (Book 1):
Avery Rendon is weeks away from realizing her dream as a Commonwealth fighter pilot when planetary politics intervene. Reluctantly, she returns to her home planet of Asria, still hoping to break free of her controlling family and their faith.
Not much has changed on Asria though, and after her almost-fiancé walks out on her, she’s not sure life can get much worse. She’s wrong. When the Haederan Empire invades Asria, intent on rebuilding their interstellar…
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A few days ago, I put out a call for your burning questions related to Asrian Skies. Some were easy to answer...some not so much. And one was so difficult to that I asked a reader for her input. So, without further ado...enjoy! Are you planning on writing any more past Avery stories? Not at … Continue reading You asked, I answered!
The day before Mother's Day is as good of a day as any to be really open about my experience with this, right? Ok. Whew. Here we go. Two years ago, when I was brand new to writing and researching everything under the sun, I ran across articles suggesting that women hide their gender with … Continue reading Sexism? Yep, sexism.