Friday, November 1, 2013

Steampunk Adventures and NaNoWriMo Wishes

A couple of great books to spotlight today. First up is the cover reveal for Jay Noel's novel, DRAGONFLY WARRIOR. It's a steampunk adventure that mixes Asian and European mythology, the Wild West, martial arts, traditional fantasy, and high powered steam action. How cool is that? I LOVE how the cover portrays all of this:



Isn't it awesome? Dragonfly Warrior is the first book of The Mechanica Wars and will debut on January 6, 2014. Congrats Jay!



Also, today is the release of THE SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS ANTHOLOGY from Jennie Bennett, Jessica Salyer, Kelley Lynn, David P. King, and Cassie Mae. You can purchase it here. All proceeds from sales go to benefit NaNoWriMo, and they are hosting a Blog Hop to celebrate.

To participate, I just have to share my NaNo wish. This year I want to finish drafting Remake 2. It's told from the POV of my all-time favorite character, and it's been quite an emotional journey for me...my most challenging book to draft so far. But it will be worth it!
Shiny. Let's be bad guys.

How about you? What's your NaNo wish?

If you want to friend me on NaNo, I'll friend you back and we can support each other all month! My username is ilimaktodd.

How was your Halloween? Any guesses who I dressed up as?

And who else is seeing Ender's Game tonight? I can't wait!


Take my hand and come walk with me...



NaNo Blog Hop list:

20 comments:

Sheena-kay Graham said...

Jay's cover rocks. Will reveal it next week on my blog as well. POV is a big deal with writing and I wish you all the best in completing your draft of Remake 2.

Kyra Lennon said...

Good luck with NaNo!

Robin said...

Oh...I want to read Dragonfly Warrior. What a cool mishmash of what I love.
You're getting your NaNo wish. I know. I talked to the NaNo Wish Fairy.
Love you Halloween costume! And Stan and I are seeing Ender's Game tomorrow night! Enjoy!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Congratulations, Jay - awesome cover!
And you look great.
Seeing Ender's Game this afternoon. Review to follow on Monday.

Suzi said...

Goodness, you asked too many questions. I can't remember them all now.

Let's see. Halloween was good. Went out with about 15 kids and 7 moms. You'd think with that many we'd be able to keep em in line, but it was hard. The boys were older so we had to keep slowing them down.

I have to say I'm impressed with my 6 year old daughter. She and one other girl kept up with the boys fairly well for about 2/3 the way. The other girls were more chatty and slowed the group down. :)

Was a great weather night though--that's our biggest worry here.

J. A. Bennett said...

I saw Ender's game last night, it was awesome! Great Halloween costume too :) You're going to ROCK NaNo. Just keep telling yourself that and it will happen. Good luck girlie!

David P. King said...

Oh, oh, I'm seeing Ender's Game tonight! So excited! And thanks for joining our holiday hop! Best of luck to finishing your novel. :)

DAVID WALSTON said...

Love jay's cover.
Where is your gun!

Kelley Lynn said...

I'm going to see Ender's Game sometime next week. Can't wait!

Which POV character is Remake 2 from????

Emily R. King said...

I know you can do it, Ilima! And hey, maybe I can return the favor of beta reading when you're done... just throwing that out there!

Donna K. Weaver said...

I love that cover. The story sounds great too. I've got my Christmas copy. :D

Jay Noel said...

Thanks for sharing my cover!

And I just know you WILL achieve your NaNo goal. Often times, the most emotionally draining work is the most satisfying.

Livia Peterson said...

Good luck with NaNo! Congrats to Jay! I am seeing Ender's Game this weekend as well!

Lauren said...

Emotionally draining is good. It means you did your best work.

Mark Murata said...

I would have found it hard to believe that one cover could convincingly mix all those elements, but that has it all in one.

Cortney Pearson said...

Great cover!! And yay for you this NaNo, best of luck!!!

And I can't WAIT to see Ender's Game!!!

Trisha F said...

I just saw that book cover over at Jay's blog, and it's incredible! Amazing art!

Love your hat. :D

I'm adding you over at NaNo right now. My username is yoghurtelf.

Jay Noel said...

Thanks everybody!

Johanna Garth said...

I bet I know what you're doing this morning :) Hard at work on Nano. I feel like I should have done it because I've been writing a ton of words lately.

Michelle D. Argyle said...

Sweet! Love your costume! Definitely shiny. :)