Updates About Crystal Dreams Books Giveaways

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I’m a total perfectionist. I need everything in an impossibly high standard. I’m such a workaholic that having this entire weekend off work was a novelty. What am I doing with my days off? Working. Uh I mean writing. I’m glad for the days off. I’m in dire need of writing days. Here I go diving in…

It’s been a few weeks since Crystal Dreams hit the market.

The first edition was a rush upload in time for my debut on April 22 hence the many, many mistakes, and my unhappiness. Since then, Crystal Dreams has been edited, and my dearest friend has offered to reedit it. Due to my characters’ dirty sailor mouths, Amazon almost pulled my book. Apparently there’s a limit to the amount of f-bombs and a-bombs one book is allowed to have. Nice to know. Hahaha…

Now that the entire book is completely finalized, I have it in the review process of becoming a real paperback book! My editors and I are totally psyched! I’m excited to see what something I dreamed up when I was 9 years old looks like as a real life, in color reality. The cover design by Laura is what I’m most excited about. Please don’t mess up my printed book Amazon. (I’ve heard a lot of bad things that happen to the printed books verses the Kindle ebooks.)

For the wonderful winner of my very first paperback book giveaway back in April, you’re getting the first copy with swag that hasn’t been released online yet. Hugs! Sorry you all had to wait so long. By the end of this week, Crystal Dreams will be in full paperback book color. Hopefully. My fingers are crossed.

I love all of you for buying my debut. I am so honored you took a chance on me. Love!

Book 2, Killer Dreams, will definitely be released in July or August. I have my fingers crossed for a special birthday release day which will throw book 3 in an October or November release.

I know I said back in January that my contemporary romance gift to my friend, Hunter’s Hell, was going to be a July release, but with the fiasco surrounding Amazon making my job harder, that release is no longer possible. I’m sincerely sorry. My friend’s sure one patient reader. I’m so grateful.

As for writing, I’m plowing through book 2 as fast as I can. Please know that I’m thinking of all you readers as I hide in my writing corner. Thank you for having my back.

While you wait for more books, please enter the giveaways to win Crystal Dreams swag and a copy of Crystal Dreams, and a signed MIDNIGHT LILY paperback book.

Crystal Dreams:
900 LIKES GIVEAWAY:
https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=997310353652080&substory_index=0&id=898244613558655

Signed MIDNIGHT LILY book giveaway:
https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1000520843331031&substory_index=0&id=898244613558655

Authoring Sailor Moon Fandom!

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I thought it would be a great idea to announce in the shadow of my book debut that I have the greatest Best Friends Forever idea!! Yes, it has to do with the rare, coveted Sailor Moon Eternal Tiaru wand in the picture!

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Yes, my debut is still ONLY $.99!!!
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ANYWAY….

My ultimate friendship idea was to buy TWO (yes 2!) Eternal Sailor Moon wands from the Sailor Moon Stars season and keep 1 of the two wands, and ship the other to my dear artist friend!!
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What do you think?
I’m an ultimate Sailor Moon fan, aren’t I?
Don’t you wished you were my friend too?❤ Best friends forever!!
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Debut Author: Release Day – Crystal Dreams

Crystal Dreams
Only 99¢ !!
http://amzn.com/B01EMTG1M0

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This is my baby. Like a child, I’ve patiently watched the novel I wrote in 100 pages of a 20¢ notebook when I was 7 years old, grow into this colossal novel that now has spawned 3 mini babies; a series. It’s been 20 years since that notebook, and 20 years since the idea of writing sparked in my childhood. Now it’s a real living dream, my reality. I’m officially a published author, a real author. It’s still sinking in, and being officially published is still sinking in. But i’ve now realized that any of my childhood dreams can come true. Like my favorite childhood Disney movie, Cinderella had a dream too, and her tiny spark of kindness bloomed into a reality of happiness. I feel like it’s that way for my writing too. The tiny spark of creativity in my childhood grew into this big, blooming flower that’s thriving among the other published works. I couldn’t be more grateful.

In the 2 years I’ve spent rewriting that 100 pages of child-like innocence into a full length novel ready to take on the world, I’ve met some great people, and some not so great people. But overall, I have learned so much from every author I’ve come across. It may take a village to raise a child, but it takes a nation, a community, to raise a completed novel. And I couldn’t be more grateful for the wonderful authors who have given me advice, led the way for me to follow, and stayed nearby as I grew this tiny bud of an idea into a thriving career.

Thank you so much Beyond the Next Book Blog and Promotons for being a giant part of my debut.

Thank you to the wonderful bestselling authors reaching out a kind word to me on how I should accomplish this feat. From my whole heart, thank you to each of you. You have no idea how much your kind words rang in my mind on the days I wanted to quit this, and go back to my little corner. But you all kept gently pushing me, and I’m so proud to be a part of your fanclubs.

To the editor who’s patience, and endless amount of kind words kept my distracted hands and feet on the straight and narrow. Thank you for leading the way in this crazy journey. You’ve helped me, as a person, and an author, more than you’ll ever know. Love you my newest, and dearest friend. It’s surprising how much I’ve trusted you so much so fast, and I’m glad my best selling author buddy posted your information online. I hope your business in editing is blessed and grows endless so you never have to ask for clients again. Love you girly.

To the artist who put color to my imagination: thank you for taking a chance on me. Your amazing, breathtaking cover art design skills are unmatched, and I love you for it. Thank you for letting me sit at the cool kid’s table, and thank you for giving me something to look up to, your book.

Lastly, to the 3 women who first believed the tiny seed in my head could grow into a bestselling novel back when we met all those years ago. Thank you my dearest DeviantART friends, and the artist’s whose love for anime and manga inspired my imagination to go further. Hoping everything you do is as much a blessing to your life as much as your kindness has been wonderful blessing to me. I’m so glad to know all of you. Hope we stay friends for many more years to come no matter what different movies we like hahaha

Thank you to the wonderful authors who took a chance on my release party. Thank you for joining me in celebrating my debut, and being there for me. You’re all awesome writers, and I hope you have more success in the future. Thank you for the kind compliments. I couldn’t have asked for better buddies.

Most of all, thank you to every single person who bought my debut novel, Crystal Dreams. Thank you for spending the dollar on my debut. All of this is a gigantic shout out to each one of you!

To get your hands on my bestselling fantasy romance novel, check out Amazon. ❤ Thank you all!

20 years of constantly writing, and rewriting bloomed into my Crystal Dreams come true!! Thank you for buying my book!

Currently ranking Top 100 Bestselling!
#39 in folklore and myths

Thank you so much for buying my book!

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Writing The End To Crystal Dreams

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This just happened! I typed “The End” on my draft in Crystal Dreams, Book One of the Dreams Series! I’m happy with the beginning! The ending was a KA-BOOM! BEAT THAT! Seriously?! I’m supposed to TOP THAT ending? How?
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Now I need to edit everything…Can someone shoot me? Not literally, but remind me that this book is a promise so that’s why I spent the last 15+ years writing it. Seriously. Remind me why this is “The End” and I somehow need to find my editor self to edit this giant monster. How do you editors do this part?
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In 1998, back when I was a child, I wrote a short 100 page story (by hand) about a girl who needed rescuing from her every day life. In October 2011, I rewrote the entire 100 page story into a full 400+ page book from the beginning. I turned this meek girl from a damsel in distress to a strong woman who stood up for righteousness, justice, and fought against hateful bullying and oppression. The original title went through 5 changes in the last 9 years from its original title in 1998 to what’s now called “Crystal Dreams.”
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What was originally planned to be a short, one novel story, turned into a planned 4 book series, because I received 4+ requests for more based solely on my 2015 National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) win. Geez!!
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I was seriously considering the finale of this first book to be a conclusion. Then my fingers wrote the weirdest ending that dropped off to a cliffhanger… I am NOT responsible for that cliffhanger. My main character is!
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A week ago today, I vowed to dedicate this debut novel in the series to my dear friend for encouraging me to write, respecting my childhood, and being there for me my whole life. He’s the inspiration for the entire book. No, the dedicated to is not Millosovich sorry. But Millosovich IS single. Have at him ladies! Hahaha…I’ll be over here hiding in the corner away from the fangirls. Yes, Millosovich is a guy. He allowed me to use his name, because he’s cool like that. God bless him and his business adventure. c8
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I hope my book sells. Now off to mercilessly edit the living sh*t out of Crystal Dreams, and finish writing the draft to Killer Dreams Book Two.
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P.S. I absolutely LOVE my cover designer! She’s both a beautiful artist, and a beautiful person. She has a heart of gold💖

How To Treat Your Giveaway Winners & Those Who Didn’t Win

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In November/December 2015 when I posted my very first giveaway, I ordered 2 HUGE swag packs from a very well known author. The NYT and U.S.A. Best Seller author swag came in the mail 3 weeks after I placed my order. I instantly posted my giveaway. Within 6 days my page likes went from 3 to 120. After that the likes jumped to 150, then 190, and I hit my 200 likes milestone!! I’m so psyched!

But when I posted my giveaway one of winners didn’t claim the other half of her prize; an eBook worth $3.99 or less even though she received her swag. I’ve waited and waited and waited. She never asked me about the other half of her prize or bugged me about it. I was starting to wonder if she forgot. So I messaged her and requested if she still wanted her $3.99 eBook.

I haven’t heard back from my giveaway winner but a win is a win. I expect that as a host I give the winner or winners their FULL award. I’m no scammer and I’ll never cheat a reader, blogger, or another fellow author.

If you win anything from me, I expect to give you, the winner, the allotted prize. That’s what readers, bloggers, and fellow authors deserve in the least; genuine honesty. I know mistakes happen and there are those who try to take a prize from the real winner, but I hope that if anything like that happens, I’d turn the other cheek and simply move on to giving the true winner the win and let the fake winner stay a winner.

In a completely competitive career of writers and authors, I hope to instill a sense of decency and genuine honesty.

Alan Rickman.

Yesterday I was just admiring the strong look of Snape from Harry Potter. Today I have a broken heart. Alan Rickman who played in the Harry Potter movies was so strong and as the movies came out year after year my dislike for Alan Rickman grew to acceptance and like and admiration. He portrayed his complicated character so perfectly that I couldn’t believe I didn’t like him years ago.

But today we loose a strong, admirable man. I’m going to go cry in the corner.
RIP Alan Rickman. You are missed.