Fallen


Fallen is now in it’s final and third draft. I aim on releasing this book as an e-pub for kindle and kobo e-readers. I will also be releasing a PDF format for those of you who prefer electronic books on your computer. The release date will likely be January 2012.

Here’s a sneak peak at the cover:

Synopsis:

When Kara, a green eyed and red haired college vixen, runs into a handsome but mysterious man little did she know both love and chaos would ensue in the seedy under belly of New Orleans City streets. She finds herself and her group of college friends in a dangerous battle with an ancient Egyptian demon goddess named Sekhmet who has possessed Kara’s new Louisiana born beau, Chance. As the feline demon begins to dwindle their group down one person at a time, feeding on their souls, a battle ensues that could mean life and death for all of them. Love may not be enough to conquer all in this epic battle of demon versus mortal.

Meanwhile, Kara’s new boyfriend, Chance with his soft Southern Creole drawl and dual colored eyes, finds himself embroiled with passion for the young college beauty while the demon traps him deeper into her web of desire to feed. As their love grows for each other, Chance’s secret life becomes a force to reckon with when the demon starts destroying those around him out of a jealous rage. When his darker half rips apart Kara’s friends it forces him to face the truth of his dual life in order to save the ones he loves and cares about. With their help Chance takes his shot in the dark to rid himself of the demon that has been riding on the cowboy’s back even if that means he must sacrifice his own life and the love of his woman.

TRAILER COMING SOON!

álainn e-pub


What is álainn? (pronounced aw-lin). It is Irish Gaelic for the word beautiful. As in beautiful e-pub services. I strive for perfection when I create, a perfection that comes nothing short of beautiful and unique. At álainn I also strive for affordable services for everyone. It’s one thing to strive for publication or becoming a published author but it’s another to be all that and busting the bank accounts at the same time.

I’m a mother of a rather large brood of five children. I know what it’s like to have to figure out how to do things like book trailers, manuscript editing, desktop publishing and typography settings. Formating your manuscript can be daunting let alone file extensions like .mobi or .epub or even PDF conversions. I was trained to do these things and now I want to share my skill set with my fellow authors published or not.

You, the aspiring author, should be able to be free to just write and not have to worry about covers and trailers or anything else but writing. Let me help you accomplish what you came here for. To write, to succeed and to show off the unique styles of your writing with beautiful covers, trailers, banners for your websites and much more. Let me help you get to the publishing world with artwork and documentation that puts you ahead of all the rest and gets you noticed faster!

Drop álainn e-pub a line and see where beautiful comes from!

 

New Author Services Available!


NANOWRIMO PARTICIPANTS GET 25% OFF

BOOK COVERS AND TRAILERS!!!

If you would like to inquire about my services in bulk as a cover artist or technical writer send an email to thecva at gmail dot com for your free consultation and price quote. I also have other services that I provide such as copy editing, desktop publishing, typography & graphics design as well as web research and technical writing. I also do freelance content articles and web site content.

Book Covers: NANOWRIMO $37.50
$50 CAD per cover with one revision at any time after mock up phase.
Ask me for my full portfolio
Limited portfolio: http://s1181.photobucket.com/albums/x438/TheCVA/Book%20Covers/

NEW SERVICE! Book Trailers : $100 CAD NANOWRIMO $75.00
All trailers come in 360P HD
The duration of trailers is between 1 minute and 1.5 minutes long.
I take no responsibility for copyrights and royalty use photos or music.
Client is to provide the photos and music for the trailer.
Example work: http://youtu.be/Q63MCD6cQ40

When submitting for trailers please provide:

A synopsis of the book
A general plot line
Author name
Title

If you are not sure about music and photos I can make suggestions.

Content Articles :
5 articles of 500 words or less for $5 CAD
5 articles of 501 to 1000 words for $10 CAD
5 articles above 1000 words for $45 CAD

Copy Editing :
Articles – $2 CAD per 250 – 500 words
Articles – $1.50 CAD per 1000+ words
Manuscripts – $2 CAD per 250 word page
I don’t do non-fiction manuscripts or screen plays.

I will consider memoirs.

Email me with your submission RE: Publishing Services (service required)

Example subject header:

RE: Publishing Services (cover art, trailer)

thecva at gmail dot com or send me a nanomail

NOTE:
I require a full contract to be signed digitally by my clients.
With larger projects I require a 40% non refundable deposit.
I take money transfers, online banking, interact and AlertPay.

Thank you for your interests in my work

NaNoWriMo Rebel


 

I’m a rebel. No doubt about it. Definitely a rebel. Thank you to Pax for the awesome NaNo Rebel stamp. It was nice of Pax to take the time to make this cool little graphic.

What is a NaNo Rebel? Well, according to the Rebel forum we are people who don’t quite conform to the standard rules of NaNoWriMo. They don’t call it cheating, it isn’t. There are those of us that just don’t fit the definition of what the rules are – such as those of us who write non-fiction, e-books self helps or finish off an old NaNo project in the current NaNo competition (like me). I started in 2009 and life just took me over, being a mom and wife with a full plate I couldn’t even get past the first week of NaNoWriMo.

This bothered me, an unfinished project. I’m never one to leave something..unfinished. I can’t, I’m a perfectionist that way. I can’t help it and I need to finish what I started two years ago. NaNoWriMo is for everyone and the environment of the competition is what some of us more established authors need to kick us in the pants or push us over the edge to finish a current project.

Some of us rebels don’t validate, some of us do. It’s up to the individual according to the NaNo Rebel forum and team. I plan on validating because I plan on writing more than 50,000 words if I can manage it. So, are you a NaNo Rebel?

 

 

Writing Dot Com


Want a sneak peek at “The Chains” in the rough draft. Visit my profile at writing.com here to see the first few chapters of my new writing project.

Writing.com is a great resource for writers and aspiring writers to gain some constructive reviews and critiques of their work. The community there is very helpful and very honest. I’ve gotten some great ideas and reviews from the community writers at Writing.com thus far.

Some great groups there too. Everything from Sci Fi, fan fiction and horror genre groups to participate in. Great contests for community gift points and awesome people with generosity I haven’t seen in a long time.

Quick reminder: November is NaNoWriMo – don’t forget to join up and participate in the month long novel writing frenzy for a great cause!

These Chains


I am currently working on a novel called These Chains (tentative title).

Synopsis:

These Chains is the story of a young man recounting his troubled childhood and the abusive nature of a spiteful step father. The story touches on ethnic issues, child abuse and the repercussions that enfold. From his childhood to his young adult addictions as an alcoholic and drug addict to suicide attempts and the recovery afterward the story takes a journey into the seedy underbelly of the ripple effect of child abuse and racism from the first person point of view.

You can read what has been written on my Writing.com profile. So far it seems to be that it is received well enough. You can access the story so far from here : These Chains