Gaby’s Books & Muchness – Weekly Update – Volume 15_04292018

Greetings and salutations to all!!! Welcome to another exciting edition of Weekly Update!!! Lots going on all over the place, so let’s jump right in…

Finished the Urban Fantasy short story I was writing yesterday, and won my Camp NaNoWriMo challenge! Boy, it’s a great feeling to meet goals, isn’t it? Still have editing to do on all the stories I wrote this month, but I’ll be ready to start my next one on the 1st. That’s going to be a shorter one, probably between 10k-15k, so it shouldn’t take long to crack out. It’s going to be way different than other stuff I’ve written, but I’ve been thinking about it for a while, and I’m glad that I have the opportunity to make it happen know… New York City… romance… drag queens… it’s going to be a blast! LOL

Not sure if you saw the post yesterday, but I’m putting out feelers and seeing if ya’ll are interested in doing a group reading of The Cold Ones. I think it would be a lot of fun to do, and hopefully the together reading and discussing aspect will encourage you to give it a try if you may have been on the fence about it. I’m getting ready to do some great things with this one… new imagery, maybe a video or two… and guys in here… if you dig fantasy/action/adventure/cool creatures ala Guillermo del Toro, give this one a try.

Bistro Wednesday’s character archetype series will be continuing Wednesday with the next installment… The CHARMER. If you aren’t already a member of the Bistro, or you are a member and haven’t checked these out, you aren’t far behind. Head on over, join, and catch up. Also, the Bistro Wednesday series is going to be going up on my website soon, so you will be able to read each installment without mad scrolling. LOL

I’m going to be starting a new weekly feature, the Thursday 3000. As you all know, I enjoy Live Writing to the extreme, and now that I’ve tried my hand at shorter stories, I’m liking the idea of writing up a quicky story, 1k-3k words a pop. So, each Thursday I’m going to run a post where you can head over to Pinterest, or search online, and post a writing prompt that you like. The one that gets the most likes I will use to write a short story, under 3k words, and starring the poster of the winning prompt. So, keep your eyes open on Thursdays… I can’t wait to see what happens!

Boy, this is long… and we aren’t done yet!!!

Events this week… Live Writes at the Bistro is this coming Wednesday, 7PM-11PM, all times EST. We have 8 spectacular writers coming to write, so you do not want to miss it.

I’m also hosting a RapidFire double-header this week in the Land of Muchness. April 30th, 10-11PM, we’ll be welcoming Leah Negron and Anna Pulla, and on May 1st, 10-11PM, Anna will be joining us again, along with a mystery guest… not sure who yet… hmmm… LOL

Finally, next Friday, 10-11:30, I will be kicking it BarSide at BarSide Shenanigans!!! We’ll be chatting live about… God only knows what, but it will be spontaneous and fun, and you don’t want to miss it!!!

Wow! Soooo much going on! But that is all for the update this week… See you back here next week for another exciting edition of Weekly Update… Until then, Peace, Love, and Muchness to all!!!

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Gaby’s Books & Muchness_Weekly Update – Volume 14_04222018

 Hello everyone!!! It’s that time again… Weekly Update!!!

Big news this coming week is, of course, the release of WOLFBORN this Tuesday… Can you believe it? Finally! It will be live on all eBook platforms, including Kindle, Kobo, Apple, B&N, and more, plus paperback.

Bistro Wednesdays will continue, well, Wednesday, as will our series on character archetypes. This past week, we covered the first male hero archetype, the CHIEF, and the next installment will focus on the BAD BOY archetype. It’s really fascinating to see what noteworthy characters fit into these, and often very surprising. You can find all the past posts in the series in The Writers Bistro group, www.facebook.com/groups/thewritersbistro .

Currently, I’m working on a few projects. I have the fifth Kate Gardener Mystery all-but-done (just an epilogue left), but I’ve shelved it right now to work on some shorter stories for a few anthologies. One is a small urban fantasy anthology that I’m doing with fellow Shadow League authors, Amber Naralim and Joleene Naylor. My story is going to be a kind of prequel for The Bloodline Series… Ivan’s Story. For those who aren’t familiar with the world of the series, Ivan Karolyi, grandfather of main character Samantha Karolyi, was infected with the Lycanthropic Virus while in the Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau, and was the only person who survived the transformation (multiple times, in fact). After the camp is liberated, Ivan starts looking for the camp doctor, Mengele, who has disappeared into the underworld as so many Nazis did… His search takes him to Cyprus, where Jews from throughout Europe are awaiting their chance to enter Palestine, to Paris, and finally Rome. The anthology is being planned for a June release, and I’ll keep you guys posted on developments, and any possible events leading up to the release.

I’m also getting ready to start work on another short story, and this one is going to be WAY different than anything I’ve written so far. I’ve had plans for this story for a while, but the subject matter of the anthology has presented a great opportunity to finally bring it to life.

Okay, peeps, that’s it for this week… Tune in next week, same time, same channel, for more news and muchness. Until then, be kind, be loving, and full of muchness!

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Gaby’s Books & Muchness – Weekly Update – Volume 13_04152018

Greetings and salutations, my peeps!!! Hope everyone has had a marvelous week, and weekend!!!

First, big news: The BLOODLINE SERIES is currently ON SALE!!! BLOODLINE is $0.99, QUICKSILVER is $2.99, and the pre-order of WOLFBORN reduced to $2.99!!! So, basically, you can get the entire series for less than $7… Sweet, huh?

I’m about halfway through a new short story that will be debuting in an anthology releasing in June. Together with my fellow Shadow League authors, Amber Naralim and Joleene Naylor, we’ll be release a small anthology of short stories, each connected to the series that we put out. It will include three separate stories featuring characters from the Walking with Monsters series by Amber, and the Amaranthine series by Joleene, and the Bloodline series by yours truly. As soon as we have more details about release date and all that, we will let everybody know.

This coming week, I’m back on the Rapid Fire docket with a TO on Wednesday the 18th, in Nikki Belaire’s group. I’m on at 9PM, so join her group, Nikki’s Naughty Tequilas, if you can and I hope to see you there!

Our study of character archetypes will continue this Wednesday in The Writers’ Bistro with a focus on the CHIEF archetype. We love them in literature, and probably know a few in real life, too… I have to say, that’s one of the best parts of knowing these archetypes… It helps you figure people out a bit, too.

Alrighty, peeps, that’s all for this week… Join me again here for Weekly Update next Sunday… Have a great week, and be kind to each other… Peace, Love, & Muchness to all!!!

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Gaby’s Books & Muchness_Weekly Update – Volume 12_04092018

Good evening everyone! Hope everyone had a wonderful holiday last weekend!

So, the push for Wolfborn’s upcoming release has begun. You may have seen some of the spectacular posts put together by SLP (Sophie Lynn Productions)… I’m trying to share them everywhere, and hope you can give them a share, too. Also like and comment on them, even if it’s just a little emoji or something, especially when the show up on my Author Page and in groups. It will help ensure more 

people see them. And thank you, thank you, thank you so much everyone who has already been liking, sharing, commenting, and such… I can’t tell you how much I appreciate it! Finishing up editing and formatting on Wolfborn, and I plan to send for my print proof by the end of the week.

Speaking of finishing, I’ve only the Epilogue to write on Kate Gardener Mysteries #5, RAZOR’S MARK. This book, and the other mysteries to be written, won’t be making an appearance until autumn, so you have plenty of time to catch up on the first five books. They are all available on Kindle, and in wide distribution, as well as in paperback.

No events coming up this week, so I thought I’d make mention of the special stuff we’re doing in The Writers’ Bistro… Wednesdays are Bistro Wednesdays, and we’re two weeks into a special feature on character archetypes. This week we’ll be starting to look at some of those character types, so head over and join so you don’t miss a word. You’ll also be able to catch up on all the great Live Writes at the Bistro with the Live Writes Rewind on Friday. Each Friday we feature a flashback write from one of our events.

Okay, I think that’s all the excitement for tonight… Everyone have a great week, and I’ll see you back here next Sunday! Peace & Love & Muchness!!!

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