Category Archives: Ebb Tide

The Rabbit Hole Chronicles 7/9/13 – Issue 20

The Rabbit Hole Chronicles 2/16/13 – Issue 16

In this Issue…

Shutter Release

MVP Complete!

Memories of You

Contest Winners!

 And of Course…

Shutter Release

Shutter will be released on Friday, 2/22!  Yay!  I am so excited about this novella.  This will be my 3rd novella and 3 is my favorite number!  As I’ve said before, Antonio is a photographer and Lucy is an artist, so I am going to see if I can bring out the best of both those characters with some awesome giveaways.  If you’ve seen my giveaways in the past you know I like to create!  And that hasn’t changed.  One of my favorite giveaways will be an autographed copy of my photobook DreamscapesDreamscapes is a pictorial I created from my many travels around the United States.  I also have a collection of themed bookmarks titled Bookmarks Across America!  Even in the technology age, I still think bookmarks are necessary! And I will have trading cards again! Don’t miss your chance to enter and win some cool stuff that is an expression of Antonio’s vision of the world around him.

Seattle is the setting.  I LOVE the west coast and have felt for years that I was destined to visit Seattle somehow, as if something important was waiting for me there.  In my mind’s eye I journeyed there and found Antonio and Lucy! My goal for the characters of Antonio and Lucy was to evoke an awakening of sorts.  Each time I send my characters on their personal journeys down the rabbit hole, my wish is for them to emerge better somehow as human beings.  I found them be enjoyable, even funny at times and even choked up a few times.  Love is nothing but a spin on the Ferris Wheel of emotions.  And Antonio and Lucy helped me experience that.

MVP is Complete!

My sequel to For the Love of the Game, MVP, is complete!  Once I found my groove and delved back into Morgan and Seth’s lives, I have to admit it was a lot of fun.  My goal was to continue their journey in the most realistic and nurturing way possible for the couple.  I must admit I miss them after I finished writing!  Seth’s character kind of snuck up on me and I had to resist having a crush on him.  Lol.  I think he and Morgan are complementary characters and I appreciate all who contacted me and my publisher, inquiring about a next phase for these two.  Their landscape gets bigger and we see how they blend two very different worlds together.  Old supporting characters return, a few new ones come in and pop out immediately with their own stories.

Memories of You

Memories of You is in the editing stage right now and I hope to bring you more information soon!  Cameron and Mark are a great couple.

 Contest Winners!

Congrats to Susan Taylor and Cassandra H. for winning my Valentine’s Day Swag Giveaway!  Thank you to everyone who entered.  I am happy to say I am getting a steady number of entrants for my contests.

Congrats to Beckey for winning a copy of Ebb Tide in the Love is in Air Blog Hop!  Ebb Tide is my debut novella and I have Natalie & Evan to thank for bringing attention to my writing.

The Swept Away Valentine’s Day Blog Hop ends tomorrow!

And of Course…

The Artist’s Studio has scheduled author visitors through June!  Every Friday an author gives insight on their latest projects and share a bit of themselves.  It’s nice to see who’s behind the curtain sometimes.  Have a question you always wanted to ask an author?  Send it to me!  I don’t mind mixing up the interview questions.  The format I use is concise and authors don’t get a headache when they complete it. (I hope!)  Lol.

Think you might want to chat with me on release day?  Take the poll on my site!  I am trying to see what venue and time would be good for those who want to connect on Friday, 2/22.

Until Next Time

Happy Reading!

Rhonda

Year End – The Rabbit Hole Chronicles 12/27/12 – Issue 14

In this Issue…

My Year as a New Author!

Milestones This Year

The Artist’s Studio – 2013 & Beyond!

 And of Course…

My Year as a New Author!

I have had a great year as an author!  I had a blast releasing Ebb Tide and For the Love of the Game.  I look forward to releasing Shutter and Star Crossed in 2013!  I am continually finding my footing as an author and am thankful to those who had faith in the stories I write.  This year has taught me many things but what I have found most valuable is that it’s important to be happy with your work once it’s done.

Milestones This Year

Social Media

Over 245 Facebook likes on my Author Page!

Over 300 followers on Twitter!

Over 3,000 views of this blog!

Author Interviews

Interviewed 17 Awesome Authors in The Artist’s Studio.

Reviews

Two Professional Reviews: Hearts on Fire Reviews

Published Works

Published two novellas: Ebb Tide and For the Love of the Game

One short story: Masquerade in the Etopia Press Halloween Heat Anthology

Contracted two novellas for release in 2013: Shutter and Star Crossed

Two manuscripts out, awaiting a verdict: Duality of Love (novel) and Return to Me

Looking for a home for: California Bored & Tourism

Two WIPs (Works in Progress): MVP (Sequel to For the Love of the Game) and Vendetta

 The Artist’s Studio – 2013 & Beyond

The Artist’s Studio has taken off like a rocket!  The purpose of the author interviews was to create a bridge between authors and readers who may not normally find each other.

I would like to thank the seventeen great authors who were spotlighted this year:  Anita Philmar, Regan Walker, Sharon Kleve, Donna George Storey, Anne Kane, Mark A. Gunnells, Sabrina York, Laura DiamondTheresa McClinton, Ally Shields, Antonio van ZandtCharley Descoteaux and Susan Taylor.

The 2013 schedule is filling up and there will be a variety of awesome authors who have great stories to tell.

And of Course…

Thank you to Etopia Press for contracting my novellas!  Thank you to Elin Gregory for commenting on my posts!  Thank you to Charley Descoteaux for always dropping by my blog!  Thank you to all of my Twitter and Facebook author buddies who share my links and spread the word! (To think I was once afraid of Twitter. Lol.)   Thank you to Rhonda L (no, it’s not me.  Lol.) for posting my first ever customer review on Amazon about Ebb Tide.  Thank you to Simply J for always supporting me on Twitter! Thank you to winners of my giveaways who took the time to read the novella and answer the questions!  Thank you to Lorna L, I got to send one of my giveaways to Sweden because of you!

Thank you to those who orchestrated the wonderful blog hops I participated in this year!

I appreciate everyone who has reached out to me while I tumbled through this literary rabbit hole of mine.  Kindness and encouragement can go along way!

“If one word I have written in my entire lifetime has touched one heart, then I have fulfilled the purpose of my life.” – R. Laurel

Until Next Year

Happy New Year and Happy Reading!

Rhonda

In case you missed my last journal entry 12/06/12, here’s the link:

http://wp.me/p2lqsU-uS

The Rabbit Hole Chronicles 11/4/12 – Issue 11

In this Issue…

6 days until the release For the Love of the Game!

Sneak Peak: For the Love of the Game Giveaway Items

4 Star rating for Ebb Tide form Hearts on Fire Reviews!

The Artist’s Studio Page…

And of Course…

6 Days until the For the Love of the Game release!

For the Love of the Game will be released on Friday and I am thrilled!  Please take a moment to rate or review the novella after you’ve read it.  Feel free to leave comments on my blog as well.  As promised, I will have a giveaway for the release!  See Below

Sneak Peek: For the Love of the Game Giveaway Items

As a sneak peak to the subscribers of my blog, below is a pic of the giveaway.

For the Love of the Game Swag Giveaway

The giveaway includes a Musings of a Dreamer tote bag and mousepad, a For the Love of the Game bookmark and trading card, a number 12 bandana (my character Seth’s jersey number is 12.  He is the quarterback for the fictional Philadelphia Titans) and a water bottle.

For the Love of the Game Trading Card

Stay tuned for what entry details to win the giveaway!

4 Star rating for Ebb Tide form Hearts on Fire Reviews!

Hearts on Fire Reviews gave my debut novella Ebb Tide 4 Stars!  Take a look at the review:

http://heartsonfirereviews.com/?p=15972

The Artist’s Studio Page…

Take a look at the authors who have visited The Artist’s Studio!

https://rhondalaurel.com/the-artists-studio/

And of Course…

I have given great thought to the swag giveaways and I wanted to let you all know in all of my creative capacities I am inspired to go beyond the last thing I’ve created.  I know package giveaways are not so popular in the digital age, but it gives me great joy to give the reader something they can reach out and touch after they’ve read my books.  I especially like designing the trading card.  There are romance trading card enthusiasts out there and who knows, maybe one day mine will be a collectible.   Until, I am having fun coming up with ways to entertain my readers.  Lol.

Once I have sent my new literary baby For the Love of the Game on its way, I will be promoting my next novella Shutter.  Shutter is another story dear to my heart because the main character is a photographer.  Lol.  I get to experience the best of both of creative worlds.

I mentioned in the last newsletter if you purchased a digital copy of my novella I can digitally autograph it for you.  Kindlegraph has broadened its scope and is now Authorgraph.  Authorgraph allows you to request an autograph from any digital book you have purchased.  Cool, right?  You can request I sign your copy of any of my ebooks at this address: http://www.authorgraph.com/authors/RhondaLaurel

For the Love of the Game won’t be available to sign until after the release date.

Until Next Time

Happy Reading!

Rhonda

In case you missed my last journal entry, here’s the link:

https://rhondalaurel.com/2012/10/11/journal-entry-101112-issue-10/

%d bloggers like this: