Here's another vlog for you guys. I'm having fun trying to get my thoughts across as spoken words instead of this written thing. Thanks for watching, and I hope that your day is splendiforous.
The site has been down for a couple of days. You may have noticed. Been doing some minor work on it, trying to get rid of some of the buggy things. If any of notice anything buggy, please let me know in the comments below. Trying to make everything a little nicer. I would also like to remind you that Redemption is now for sale. The first book is currently on sale. It will not be on sale for too much longer, so get it while you can! Thanks for reading, and I hope that these changes will make things easier on you guys (and me).
As many of you know, I went on a trip this past weekend to serve as press for the Heroes and Villains Fan festival. What that meant in reality was getting snowed in by Jonas, the blizzard to end all blizzards. We got 30+ inches in a day. It was stellar.
What that meant was that I stayed an extra unforeseen day, didn't sleep at all because they were clearing the roads, got home after a 12 hour drive, and then spent all of yesterday in a coma. I'm now realizing that I am coming down with some kind of plague that I must have gotten from the con. Despite all this, I had a great time seeing my friends, making new friends, and being overwhelmed by my first con experience. It is certainly a memory I will never forget.
The point, though, is that I forgot about my book. You know, the one that came out yesterday. Yeah, that one.
Redemption, the second book in the Assassin Trilogy, is now officially for sale! Yay! It's the continuation of Sterling and Willa's adventures as they seek out Cage and deal with the consequences of what happened in Houston. You can find it on Amazon Kindle, Nook, Sony, I-tunes, Smashwords, and more. I personally think it's a good one, but I'm pretty biased.
Thanks to everyone who pre-purchased it, who continue to support me even though you don't have to, and those of you who leave me such wonderful messages. I love you!
I hope you enjoy this book, and thank you for reading.
New Years is this strange time where we set aside our crazy lives for a moment and we reflect on the past and what brought it to the present. It's also an attempt by many to look into the future and guess where we will be at the close of the following year. People set resolutions. They try to change. They are convinced that a few words made to internet strangers and family they only like to talk to at holidays will make these resolutions come true. I personally believe that every single day should be a resolution, to be better, kinder, more informed, and the thing you want most to be. Each day is a moment of trying to improve, not for others, not for glory, but because you know that being better is what you want most. Resolutions are silly, but looking back and appreciating all the wonderful things that have accumulated in your life the past year is both glorious and slightly nausea inducing. It is a reflection of who you are and the potential of who you might become.
It stirs familiar questions. Where have I been? Have I achieved the things I wanted to? Could I have done things differently? Why did I eat so much pizza? Some of these are easier to answer. No, I didn't achieve what I wanted. I feel, in a lot of ways, that I have failed. This year has not been overly kind to me. I believe that I could have done things differently, but it wasn't in my knowledge base to know how at the time. I had to start over. I felt like I failed at it. In a lot of ways, I'm still failing.
Looking back always affords you wisdom that you did not have in the present. That's the irony and surety of life.
But I can also look back and realize how much I have really had. I had money enough for food and necessities. I had friends and family willing to lift me up and love me even though they really didn't have to. I got to see the United States slip past me in shades of red, brown, green, and blue. My husband was attentive, loving, and kind. My dog always knows how to snuggle and act like he's a puppy, instead of the eleven years he has on him currently. I met some amazing people through a new writing site I discovered. These women have become so important to me, so uplifting. They are spirits of generosity, giving, and kindness. They are love, and I feel so honored to know them. There have been shows, and movies, and moments that have excited me. There are so many things that have changed me for the better, opened my mind, and brought me joy. I cannot look at these moments without feeling overwhelmed by my luck.
There has also been some overwhelming heartbreak and injustices. People have bled and we have done nothing. People have died and we have shined adulation on their murderers. Paris will not be forgotten. San Bernardino will live in our hearts. Tamir Rice will live in the hearts of every child playing in parks around the country. Colorado Springs will breathe into every moment of safe, affordable care women around the country get...There are so many more I could mention, which is just heartbreaking.
The point is that there have been ups and downs, personal and throughout the world. We have bled, we have survived, we have endured, we have laughed, we have shined, we have made new moments, new friends, and new loves that will carry us into the future. I hope, sincerely, that your current path carries you someplace wonderful and better than the last year. I hope your 2016 shows you growth and all your dreams coming true. I hope the year treats you well.
You are all glorious and sweet. Thank you for your continued support, your love, and the messages that keep me going. I love you all.
I know this is a bit late for some of you. I have no excuse, only that the holidays make us all a little crazy. But:
This holiday season I am so grateful to those of you have stayed with me for so long. You've been so generous, patient, and exceedingly kind to me. It's made hard times better, and made this crazy season just a little bit sweeter. You are all so worth it.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart. You make this crazy thing I do so much more special and worthwhile.
(Also, be on the look out for a certain epic book cover after Christmas. I've seen it and it is glorious.)
I love you all!
Star Wars has made me lose all chill, not that I had a solid foundation of chill to begin with. For those of you who have read The Watchers and The Guardian Series, you may know that I put Star Wars Easter eggs in every single book. If you didn't know, well now you do. This new movie isn't perfect, but they managed to do a lot of things right. I'm so happy that a new generation has Rey and Finn to look to for inspiration and hope. This is the way I want movies to look - indicative of the way the world really is and full of characters that shine. They are also really, really funny.
Anyway, here's one review that I have done. I have another coming that is more spoilery than this one. This article focuses on Rey and Finn, and the awesomeness of both. Please read - then go see the movie if you haven't already. It's history in the making. Seriously.
Here is a comprehensive list of everything that is happening right now that I think you might need to know about. This includes upcoming projects, in progress projects, and that time I ate sriracha and died.
This is currently sitting pretty in free territory on Smashwords, etc. I plan on trying to get it free on Amazon directly. https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/449635
Also free. Working on it on Amazon as well. Julie Aim, babes. Check it! https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/234560
This is free always. No plans on putting a price on it. I like you too much for that. Go read it in all the usual places. If you like it, tell your friends and leave nice reviews. If you don't, do whatever you want. I'm not the boss of you.
Up and Coming!
I am currently editing the sequel to Revelation, named Redemption, and a cover will be mocked up here in the next few weeks. I can't wait to release it!
On the back burner, but still in progress, with nearly half of it written, is the sequel to Controllers. This will be the next book after Redemption to be released.
And, last, but not least, is the continuation of Julie Aim. The next book in the series is down the pipeline and is definitely going to be written. I just need to do the other two projects first. One thing at a time. (I hope you guys like a little crazy, though, because I can already tell you this book is gonna be crazy-pants bonkers. Julie is gonna have it rouuuggghhh.)
That's it. That's the master post. If you have questions, let me know. If you're hungry, I'm sorry, I can't do anything about that. Maybe order a pizza or something?
Thanks for reading, thanks for your continued support, and I love you with my whole heart. xxx
Welcome to my page!
My first YA novel - The Watchers. Available for FREE through Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Sony, Apple, Kobo, and Smashwords!
'Craft' - available for a dollar at Barnes and Noble, Amazon, Apple, Sony and more!
Grey Haven - Available for a dollar at Barnes and Noble, Amazon, Apple, Sony, and more!
My newest novel, Controllers, a dystopian adventure, is now available.
Lynnie writes young adult and romance novels. You can find her novels published on Barnes and Noble, Amazon, Apple, Sony, Smashwords and more. So far, she has written ten young adult novels and one adult novel. Her passions include reading, watching awesome movies and shows, and writing whenever she can.