Sunday, March 22, 2015

Transitions of a Writer

When I started writing, I really just wanted to see if I could publish.  I wanted to see my name on a book.  I hadn't written much since I had graduated College some 20 years earlier.  It is horrible how such drilled in skills slowly deplete over time.  I didn't think I needed an editor.  I didn't think I needed a proof reader.  After all, I was an English Major.  The twenty years or the fact that once you have read a work over and over to the point your brain sees what should be there were totally lost on me.

I was happy with the two or three sales a day.  People were reading me.  Then suddenly, my book took off in the UK.  People willing to forgive the lack of a proof reader were giving it high ratings and even those pointing out the need of editing were still liking the story.  Amazon gave a stipend to quickly get it into audio.  Unfortunately, by the time that it sunk in and I had read enough other blogs from writers that I needed an editor, Amazon had whisper-synced the audio.   So over time I am finding errors that won't take it off whispersync like homophone errors.  

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Audio Book Just Released for Bloodmines!

Okay... for those of you who gave ideas. I will have the free codes soon.  Send me an email at and I will send out the free code as soon as I can.  For my one input that shared he was deaf, I have something special for you but you need to contact me with an email.

Book 3 - Bloodmines audio is special because it is the debut of Jimmy Moreland for ACX narrations. It is also the first book that has physical face to face dragon conversations.  Jimmy did a great job in giving each dragon their own voice and that sense of largeness.  I hope you will love it as much as I did.

Currently it is only out on Audible but will soon be out on i-tunes as well. You can find it here:

If you have never listened to a book from audible before, then you can actually listen to this free as your gift for becoming an audible member.

May your week be inspired and may your dreams be filled with kindly dragons!

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Latest Review for Bloodmines on Amazon!

4.0 out of 5 stars carole, March 18, 2015
Carole E. - Verified Purchase
This review is from: Bloodmines: Cheryl Matthynssens (The Blue Dragon's Geas Book 3) (Kindle Edition)

Great third story. Cannot wait to see where the next one leads us. Alador is coming of age with the help of his dragon deep inside him. It is a wonderful world that Matthynssens has created. One of dragons, magic and family intrigue. Oh may the next installment be soon on the horizon. The book was a fast read as it moved along with rapid fire excitement, cool characters, intrigue, and explanations of events that are crisp, to the point that will move the story alone. Great story thanks

Magic Scorned Releases on Audio - Have Free Copies to Give Away!

I attempted to step out of my comfort zone; wrote and released a crossover fantasy with some erotica.  Carlie Quinn was generous enough to narrate it and it has released on Audible.  I have some free copies I can give away to interested listeners.  If you would like a copy, the only request that I have is to go to afterwords and give an honest review.  Even if you did not like it, please be honest.  I use such reviews to improve and so I am totally okay with what was good and what needs improvement.   I know that Carlie would appreciate any feedback as well. 

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Theresa Snyder - Author: Fur and Frost - A Dragon Love Story - Chapter 1

This is another good author to look into!!!  I love the Farloft Series and well.. Cody should have a picture in her paranormal series.

Theresa Snyder - Author: Fur and Frost - A Dragon Love Story - Chapter 1: Tonight we start a new fantasy story on the blog. Follow our story of star-crossed lovers of the Dragonic type. Zodic knew he was not ...