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U is for Unwritten – WIP

 

 

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A to Z Blog Challenge

Unwritten stories, uncharted ideas, unending possibilities. Ideas are not a problem for me at this point in my writing career. Finding time to finish stories is another matter. Because it’s been awhile since I updated my progress (and it totally fits the U theme of the day) I thought this would be a good time to look at the story ideas I’ve recorded and the progress (if any) as well as genre. Bear with the working titles; those are just a way for me to remember which file is which.

Into the “Projects” folder we goooooooooooooo…..

  • Underworld (Fantasy Horror) Word Count = WC 835 of novella
  • Celestial Seas (Inspirational Romance) WC 4,761
  • Habitat (Post-Apocalyptic, Medieval Werewolf Fantasy) (Yes, I’m serious.) WC 7,000
  • Dragon’s Maid (Fantasy, MG or YA) WC 8,263
  • Melia Nahlia’s Tribe WC 1,752
  • Faery Lands (Excerpt) 418
  • Covenant House Sitay (Dystopian) WC 19,325
  • The Mage (Fantasy) WC 6,688
  • Celtic Soul (Highland Romantic Suspense or is it Suspenseful Romance?) WC 5,470
  • Bendiin World – Fighter of the First Order (Sci-fy) WC 7,812
  • Zombie Romance WC 16,174
  • The Teacher and the Wolf (Paranormal) WC 17,804
  • Other ideas saved as: compelled, weird dream, shadow feeds, the rejects, Mischief and the Mommy Monster, Bear Dancing, The Ridged, Pod K8, Hollywood Suite (Contemporary Suspense)
  • Non-Fiction: I Dreamt of Alaska, Messiness Is a Gift and Other Unexpected Blessings from God, Wooing the Warrior

AND FINALLY the next book in my Begotten Bloods series (BB3) stands at WC 59,540 which sounds like a lot except I’m beginning to think I’ll have to make two books out of the story I have going. But I should talk about that tomorrow since it will be V is for Vampires day.

So you can see my genres are all over the place which I think is okay for an early career author. This is my time to experiment with no demands (well, except for the youth in the young writers group who regularly ask if my Dragon book is finished yet and the readers patiently waiting for the next Begotten Bloods novel).

I guess it’s possible I’ll run out of ideas some day, however there is already enough on my plate to last for several years. For now the day dreams of full-time writing will have to wait. Thankfully, day-to-day progress is still possible.

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Kristin King is an author and publisher. Her top sellers are “Unsinkable Vampire” and “Cain’s Coven,” and her latest novel in the Begotten Bloods Series is Death Taint. Her imprint Three Kings Publishing can be found here. Three Kings is a Mom & Pop publisher of Christian writers (not necessarily Christian books).

 
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Posted by on April 29, 2014 in Genre Topics, On Writing

 

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F is for Faery Lands

A to Z Blog Challenge 2014

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Customarily I have not been a big fan of faery books as a paranormal sub-genre, fantasy, or fairy tale. Tinker Bell flitted across to introduce the Sunday Night Disney Movies of my childhood, but she lacked depth until Julia Roberts portrayed her unrequited love in the movie “Hook.” So it surprised me when a dream I had inspired my own take on Faeries.

F is for Faery Lands features a Story Bite, my opening sortie on a YA Faery novel. See what you think. This is a work in progress (i.e. WIP). Meanwhile, check out Kiersten White’s Paranormalcy for a solid take on a YA series with intriguing fairy characters. (A screenplay is in the works.)

Dr. Timothy Boone clutched his hair and tugged his scalp up as if he could stretch his brain’s capacity and thus find a solution to his problems. The honor and prestige of being selected to head a special project at one of the foremost private research firms in North America meant nothing if he failed at his first and only task. “Keep it alive,” he was told. He couldn’t even do that.

 

Project B8Z0013 was called Bates by the research team of three, and not only was Bates dying within the walls of their secure laboratory but Boone was certain someone was tailing him to and from work. Did he follow protocol and report the suspicious outsider? No. He’d seen what the thugs hired to protect this place had done to a homeless man found too close to the back fence. No. Whoever was shadowing Boone would have to breach the perimeter before any report was forthcoming.

 

The concrete, cinder block, rebar, and steel of the building were meant to look industrial. The construction felt more like a prison, one where Boone could scarce breathe. He needed to get away from the city, or at least as far as a park. If he could clear his head, breathe fresh air, maybe he’d think of another angle for the project.

Boone took a startled deep breath and shoved his chair back from his cold metal desk. Perhaps better air would help. He stalked the short white hall, keyed in his entry code and pressed his thumb on a scanner before wrenching the control booth open. Ignoring the technician, Boone crossed to a panel of buttons and gauges and stabbed a blue button repeatedly. Then he looked through the large glass window into the cell beyond and watched his project.

“We’ve altered the oxygen level before, sir, more incrementally, of course, with little effect. You know–”

“I know what we’ve done better than you, Johns.” Boone’s staccato steps headed for the decontamination lock.

“I know, sir, I just–”

“Maybe the slowed respiration was a good thing.”

“It started turning colors, sir. It–”

“Go home, Johns. Or catch a movie. Have a great meal out. Just go. I’ll stay on here till Miller arrives.”

 

Excerpt “Faery Lands” Copyright ©2014 by Kristin King

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Kristin King is an author and publisher. Her top sellers are “Unsinkable Vampire” and “Cain’s Coven,” and her latest novel in the Begotten Bloods Series is Death Taint. Her imprint Three Kings Publishing can be found here. Three Kings is a Mom & Pop publisher of Christian writers (not necessarily Christian books).

 
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Posted by on April 7, 2014 in Paranormal, Story Bites

 

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Tis the Season Reading: Unexpected Christmas Myth FREE

Free on Amazon

Free on Amazon

Well done, paranormal author Sadie Hart.

Silver Bells is a fantasy that pulls from holiday myth to create a completely new (at least to me) mystical world inside of ours. I didn’t see it coming and don’t want to ruin it for you. It’s a quick 24 page short story that appears to be on permanent FREE status for Kindle.

I recommend this to readers who don’t mind being kept in the dark so the story threads can come together in an unexpected ending.

While this story is an innocent tale, the excerpt attached to the end hints at hotter offings as the Hart norm (also see SadieHart.com). Ms. Hart’s bio at the end of this Christmas story says:

At night, she writes steamy, paranormal romances revolving around the things that go bump in the night – both the spooky and the naughty kind. She lives in Michigan with two large dogs and a flying pig, who’s possibly a superhero and possibly a figment of her imagination.

Regardless of your preferred genre, I think you’ll find Silver Bells a holiday delight.

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Also FREE for a limited time: Better Off Dead, the short story of a hairdresser turned assassin. Link here.

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Kristin King is an author and publisher. Her top sellers are “Unsinkable Vampire” and “Cain’s Coven,” and her latest novel the Begotten Bloods Series is Death Taint. Her imprint Three Kings Publishing can be found here. Three Kings is a Mom & Pop publisher of Christian writers (not necessarily Christian books).

 

 

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Vampire Month: A Blog to Highlight

Lurking Musings Hosts Vampire Month

Lurking Musings Hosts Vampire Month

What do Dr. Who, World Book Night and Vampire Month have in common? They are all recent postings on Lurking Musings: The Musings of a Newly Published Writer.

The About says:

D.A Lascelles is a former clinical scientist turned teacher. He writes in his spare time and is the author of Gods of the Sea, a short story in the Pirates and Swashbucklers Anthology by Pulp Empire (http://pulpempire.com/mag/) and Transitions, a paranormal romance novella due out in 2012 from Mundania Press (http://www.mundania.com/)

Because it relates to my first series, Begotten Bloods, I have a particular interest in vampire mythologies and found a new origins story in the Vampire Month Alumni lists. So I’ll be doing some lurking myself on Lascelles’s blog. Check it out!

 
 

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