Wednesday, June 4, 2014

IWSG: Don't Give Up / Champion in Flight Released / Wattpad Wednesday: Reborn Chapter Two / Reborn Blog Tour

It's time for another Insecure Writer's Support Group meeting. IWSG was created by the awesome ninja captain Alex J. Cavanaugh, and you can find out the other members of the group here.
There are a lot of insecurities we writers can have, but I implore you to keep writing, keep learning your craft. If you give up, then you'll never become the writer you're meant to be.

Tyrean Martinson's Champion in Flight is now available!

A year after she won the battle for Septily, Clara feels trapped in Skycliff by the Allied Council. As the last pieces of information about the Healing Caves fall into place, Clara is attacked by an assassin. Covert Drinaii mercenaries and the Council aren’t going to stop Clara from her quest to heal her broken blade. As Champion of Aramatir, she must act.

Meanwhile, in the joint kingdoms of Rrysorria and Wylandria, the youngest and still cursed swan prince despairs of ever being whole again. In a moment of anger and desperation, Liam discovers a blood link between him and a dark sorceress.

Clara won the battle for Septily, but her battle isn’t over.

Champion in Flight is the second book in The Champion Trilogy.

To purchase: Smashwords / Amazon
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Tyrean Martinson lives and writes in the Pacific Northwest. Dragonfold and Other Adventures, and Light Reflections showcase her short stories and poetry. She is currently at work on the third novel of The Champion Trilogy: Champion’s Destiny.

Author Links: Blog / Facebook / Twitter 

Today's the first Wednesday of the month, so it's time to put up another chapter of Reborn on Wattpad. You can click here to start at the beginning or click here for Chapter Two.

For today's Reborn Blog Tour, I'm at these places:

Samantha May's blog talking about debut insecurities.
Heather Holden's blog with some series tips.

Today's Reborn tidbit: The Great Beyonders, or Norvadians, come from beyond the Great Mountains. They are descended from the mating of humans and elves. Great Beyonders have magical abilities. Their skin is blue in color, and they are known by their white-blond hair and pale blue eyes. The idea of the Great Beyonders comes from my love of Norse mythology, yet their skin tone comes from two places: the blue people of Kentucky and a guy calling me a blueblood. In Biology, I was fascinated that there were actual people who had blue skin (blue people of Kentucky). This genetic deformity stuck with me. Then, I had a guy call me a blueblood. My skin is very fair, so sections of it almost look blue from my veins. When I thought of a people who live where the sun rarely shines and how fair they would be, I was led to the Great Beyonders and what they would look like.

The authors of Untethered Realms and I are giving away over $50 worth of books to one lucky winner. The giveaway is open internationally.

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Reborn by Cherie Reich


by Cherie Reich

Giveaway ends June 23, 2014.
See the giveaway details at Goodreads.
Enter to win


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Keep writing!
Congratulations Tyrean.
And will definitely visit Samantha today.

Julie Flanders said...

Great IWSG advice. And I am hitting myself over the head because I totally forgot about our UR giveaway!! I swear I think I need a year long vacation to get my head working again.

Sam and Heather - two of my favorite bloggers! Will be visiting later.

S.A. Larsenッ said...

How did I miss your blog tour? Will check it out. Major congrats! And YAY for Tyrean. I've seen this book a few other places, too. Woot!

Elizabeth Seckman said...

Great advice. I never did get the hang of Wattpad. Went there, looked around, got confused, and left.

sjp said...

I remember a post about the blue skinned people ages ago, and now its in your published book congrats!

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Thank you for the kind comment on my blog! And I agree with never giving up. Write away!!

cleemckenzie said...

Giving up is the only way you can guarantee failure. Congrats again to Tyrean. And keep up the great job, Cherie.

M.J. Fifield said...

Never giving up is such important advice. I don't think we can ever hear that enough.

And I definitely have to check out that post on debut insecurities.

Congrats to Tyrean!

Samantha May said...

Never giving up is so important! If you do, then you'll never see how the story ends.

Congrats to Tyrean!!

I'm happy to host and will definitely check out Heather's blog too! I couldn't get the giveaway link to work on mine. Sorry about that. :(

Chrys Fey said...

That's a great message, Cherie! And one we can never hear enough. :)

Natalie Aguirre said...

Thanks for the pep talk. I need it.

Natalie Aguirre said...

Thanks for the pep talk. I need it.

Anonymous said...

Great advice. Thanks for sharing.

Chemist Ken said...

I don't plan on ever giving up.

BTW, I've started reading Reborn on Wattpad. Sounds interesting.

Crystal Collier said...

The biggest advice given by my first literary agent: Keep writing. =)

You're posting on Wattpad, eh? I keep trying to get into the platform, but I just can't find the time. *sigh*

Christine Rains said...

Awesome advice! And cool tidbit for the day. I had no idea there are blue people in Kentucky.

Kelly Steel said...

Great advice...Keep writing.
Congratulations Tyrean.

Cathy Keaton said...

I've been through too much hardship to give up now. The world would have to end at this point, lol....

People can come up with blue-skinned characters for so many reasons, but YOUR reasons are the best I've heard. I always forget about the blue-skinned people of Kentucky. Seriously, that is so cool!

Stephanie Faris said...

Great advice, and great featured books!

Michael Di Gesu said...

SO true, Cherie!

Congrats to TYREAN!!!!

All the best with your blog tour, Cherie!

M Pax said...

Go Cherie and Tyrean!

I tried Wattpad but fell into the dust bunnies. I hear it's better for the young reader. You should do well there.

Lynda R Young as Elle Cardy said...

Congrats to Tyrean and yourself.
And your advice is my favorite: don't give up.

Anonymous said...

Great message here. Congrats to Tyrean. I've been seeing your book and hers everywhere.

Nicole said...

Never give up. Never surrender. Sorry, couldn't resist the Galaxy Quest reference. :)