Wednesday, February 7, 2018


Hello Blogging Lovelies!!!!
I am excited today to have the wonderful Kendra E. Ardnek here for a cover reveal and guys! The cover is GORGEOUS!!
 But first...a bit about this book. We have AN EXCLUSIVE SNIPPER just for my bloggers here.

“Not at all,” said Nadilynn. “Speaking of which, Adrian’s brother – is he spoken for?”
“Well, there are several girls in the village who have their eye on Jerolin,” Christa admitted. “But he is always rather … preoccupied. I doubt he even realizes that he has admirers. Why?”
“Yes, Nadi,” said Obsidia, glancing back towards them. “Why?”
“No reason,” was Nadilynn’s sing-song answer.
Nadi.” Obsidia slid a warning edge into her voice. Nadilynn was a girl of notions, and it was clear that she was entertaining one now.
“Oh, Sidi, you just wouldn’t understand.” Nadilynn gave another melodramatic sigh. “Not you. You’re calm and collected and keep your nose clean. Everyone loves you. You can’t possibly understand the desire to do something scandalous.”

Are you getting curious? 
 I hope so...before I reveal more, I had the opportunity to ask the wonderful Kendra a few questions about her lovely writing.

What inspired you to start writing?
The discovery that that was how books came into being and it was the socially acceptable thing to do with the stories in your head. You know, as opposed to kidnapping people and forcing them to act out your stories for you.

What is your favorite thing about this story?
I'm about ten thousand percent in love with this story, and I'm just in awe as to how it came together - plot, theme, characters, all beautiful.

But I suppose if I have to pick one thing, it's that I got to write about Amber and Granite before she went evil and he went mopey. It was awesome. And so weird to refer to him as king, because he'd rejected the title by the time Rizkaland happened.

Your favorite way to hunt up story inspiration.
Pinterest, hands down. Also my favorite way to lose hours on end.

Also, make sure you check out her awesome pinterest board! We got an awesome pin to peek at.





Princess Obsidia’s father was killed the night she was born. Since there was no male heir, the crown went to the man who killed him, by Dialcian law. This never bothered her, growing up, and when it comes time for Obsidia to choose her husband, she chooses Prince Delaney, the son of that man, with little hesitation. Only then does her life start crumbling around her.
Adrian expected to live a normal life, taking his father’s place at the print shop when his father retired. But, on his eighteenth birthday, when the princess’ engagement is announced, his world is ripped out from under him when he learns that his life was a ruse, and he is the twin brother to the princess – and expected to take back his father’s throne.
Delaney knows that his country is hovering on the brink of war – and that his father may harbor murderous intentions towards his intended bride due to her Zovordian blood. He wants nothing more than to protect Obsidia and his people, but as merely prince, he has little power against his father.
The ancient war between the Dragons and the Immortal King and Queen is nearing its climax, and the three are already caught in it.
If you want to snatch a peek at the opening chapter:
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About the Authoress,
Kendra E. Ardnek loves fairytales and twisting them in new and exciting ways. She's been or acting them on her dozen plus cousins and siblings for years. "Finish your story, Kendra," is frequently heard at family gatherings. Her sole life goal has always been to grow up and be an author of fantasy and children's tales that glorify God and His Word.
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Monday, February 5, 2018

Valentine's Cover E-book Sale and Clearance!

Hello, Dear Readers & Authors!

As many of you know. I love to do graphic design as a side business. I've been creating covers for myself and other authors for several years now. I've had fun making new covers etc. to practice and create new things.

However, my stack of ready-made covers has grown to a point where I can't quite keep them all, so I am having a clearance sale.

If you want one or more of these special deals, email me @

These covers are up for grabs for $7 dollars! Over half off!

$10 Valentine's Day Sale!
 (good until midnight CST on the 14th)

Wrap around covers $30

Monday Mediation Fear & Psalm 27

Thanks for joining me this Monday!
A little disclaimer. 
I use Blue Letter Bible A LOT, so all the long lists of words when I am looking up a word come from that AWESOME website (it's also an app if you prefer reading or studying on your phone).
Also these are little studies or preachings mostly to myself, but I thought I would share them.

A verse that stuck out to me in Psalm 27

The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life of whom shall I be afraid?

This past year I’ve dealt with fear in ways I’ve never had to face before. I never thought of myself as a fearful person, I was as a child, but I thought I had grown out of it, but in the past few months. I have felt an attack of fears.
Death… I know it’s a strange one to be afraid of. I’ve never dealt with before but seriously! IT WAS AN ISSUE!

I’ve been trying to take the time instead of giving into the fears as they come to me, recognize them and turn them over to my Heavenly Father. They aren’t for me to carry, I am His. He has promised to take care of everything and me being fearful causes distance between my Heavenly Father and I. Because I am carrying things He has promised to take care of.

But a little study into this verse
The Lord is my light
Looking into the word Light, we see that it means….
LightLight of day, light of heaven luminaries (moon, sun, stars)DaylightLightningLight of the lamp
Ligh to lifeLight of prosperityLight of instructionLight of faceJehovah as Isreal’s light.
I love that there are so many different kinds of light. Several of them are my favorites. The stars and moon, and I mean we couldn’t do without the sun either. Light of the lamp, there is nothing like a candle or oil lamp their soft, warm glow is mood setting and meant so much more in Bible times. In a world where lights weren’t just a flip of a switch or automatic street lights, a lamp was essential for the night. I loved the description that he is the light of life, instruction, and face.
Have you ever had people just come up to you and ask if you’re a Christian, and what church you go to, or if you’d pray for them? It’s always an interesting experience. What “betrays” that in the light in our faces from Him, it is the way we are instructed to behave as Christians.

Jehovah as Isreal’s light…this one I love.
He was a pillar of fire by night, a pillar of fire and cloud to keep the mighty Egyptian army at bay from His people. How much more is He between me and my fears? The warmth and security of my soul, as I am wrapped up in Christ.

I downright love that word.
So often I think we often blab off that word with too much ease.

SalvationDeliverance, salvation, rescue, safety, welfare.Safety, welfare, prosperity.SalvationVictory

He is all of that and more.

He is my victory. I do not need to know defeat.
He is my deliverance.
He is my rescuer, my knight in shining armor.
He is my safety; He looks after my welfare and all the details of my life.

So, if He is all of that…why am I fearful?
Fear.To fear, be afraidTo stand in awe of, be awedTo fear, reverence, honor, respect.To be fearful, be dreadful, be feared

It made me stop and think.
Do I honor my fears?
Do I give them a place of respect in my life by fostering these darted thoughts that only harm me? It’s like carrying around a porcupine…okay, porcupines are cute-ish, and you can pick them up and pet them if you know what you’re doing…but in general they can be a danger to society and your body with their quills. I have no experience in handling porcupines; there is no way I should be trying to take care of them on my own. Instead, I should call on animal control and let the experts take care of it, or I could end up in the clinic with an armful of quills. It is the same way with our fears. If I handle them, they will overwhelm me, and I’ll be daggered by thoughts and fears that will control me as I try to heal the wounds on my own.

The Lord is my strength

Isn’t that an awesome word?
I love the sound of it.

Strength.Place or means of safety, protection, refuge, strongholdPlace of safety, fastness, harbor, stronghold

M’kay…as a girl; I’ll admit all of those words are mighty attractive.
I love that this word is a masculine noun.
Noun, a person, place, or thing.
He is a person of strength.
He is a place of strength.
He is my strength.

If Elohim, the Triune God, is all of that.
Why am I fearful?
Why do I doubt?
Why do I falter and fall and fail?
Why am I afraid?
Why do I tremble for my health?
Why do I dread the unknown future?
Why do I fear to die? 

It’s a good question.
I don’t need to.
I don’t want to.

I spent a good portion of the morning confessing my fears, and cares, not only that but repenting. For confessing them is good but if there is no change of heart, fear, is sin.
One that apparently, I gravitate to.
But I don’t need to.
I want to walk fearlessly.
To stand immovable.
I want this.
To cling to only the Rock that is Higher than I.
To bend in the winds of adversity but not be broken.
To rest safely in Him when the world is howling wildly around me.
I don’t want to crumble under pressure and cave into nothing like a sandcastle, but to stand unchanged by the waves that crash against me.
To be a lighthouse on a rock.
To not be afraid.

And that is just a few words from the first verse. There is so much more here. So much.

Psalm 27 

The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life, of whom shall I be afraid?When the wicked, even mine enemies and my foes, came upon me to eat my flesh, they stumbled and fell.Though a host should encamp against me, my heart shall not fear: though war should rise against me, in this will I be confident.One thing have I desired of the Lord, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord, and to inquire in his temple.For in the time of trouble he shall hide me in his pavilion: in the secret of his tabernacle shall he hide me; he shall set me up upon a rock.And now shall mine head be lifted up above mine enemies round about me: therefore, will I offer in his tabernacle sacrifices of joy; I will sing, yea, I will sing praises unto the Lord.Hear, O Lord, when I cry with my voice: have mercy also upon me, and answer me.When thou saidest, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, They face Lord will I seek,Hide not they face far from me; put not thy servant away in anger: thou hast been my help; leave me not, neither forsake me, O God of my salvation.When my father and my mother forsake me, then the Lord will take me up. Teach me thy way, O Lord, and lead me in a plain path, because of mine enemies.Deliver me not over unto the will of mine enemies; for false witnesses are risen up against me, and such as breathe out cruelty.I had fainted, unless I have believed to see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.Wait on the Lord; be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart, wait, I say, on the Lord.

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Be My Valentine?

So, for several years, I've been holding a Period Drama contest for Valentines, and since we missed last year. I thought we might make up for it and do it this year.

What you need to do.

Create Period Drama inspired Valentines.

Post them on your blog, and spread the word

Leave a LINK below to your blog by the 10th and I'll collect them and we'll have a vote to see which ones we love most!

Note, please keep it family friendly and no unwanted innuendo please.

Here are a few examples from past years...

Well, these be popular