Monday, August 3, 2015

The Realms Faire Joust is Coming!

Today I want to introduce one of the games in the upcoming Realms Faire. It's a joust with knights, sponsored by M. Pax, and filled with awesome benefits. Huzzah!

Anxious and insecure about marketing?

I want to help you get your name and books out in front of an audience. It's free, easy, and fun.

Get the following:

  1. You featured, including a nod to your books with links, on my blog prior to the 4th annual joust (November 9-13).
  2. You get a cool badge like the one I made for myself below.
  3. You will be featured for a whole week on this blog during the week of Nov. 9th.
  4. During the week of Nov. 9th a brief story/excerpt and you will be highlighted on one day.
  5. You'll be listed with a link to your site on the Realms Faire page on this website for one year.

If you win, you'll get the added benefits of:

  1. A free ad in the slider at the top of my blog for one year. You can see the 2014 champion featured currently.
  2. A championship badge and bragging rights.
  3. A custom printed Tumbler advertising you and your win (SEE Tumbler)

So what does becoming a knight and jousting entail? It's quite simple:

  1. Spots are limited reserve your slot today! Click HERE and check off 'joining 4th annual joust as a knight. Huzzah!' or email me /
  2. When you get an email from me, send me the name you'll joust under and 3-5 book covers. I'll send you the nifty badge and 3 magic words. The magic words are how you'll score points during the joust.
  3. Send me 2 excerpts, or 2 stories of your knightly feats, or one excerpt and one story of your feats.
  4. Send your friends and followers to this blog Nov. 9-13th and tell them to leave comments using your magic words. You're allowed to post exactly what they copy and paste. You're allowed to bribe. Prizes will be awarded to commenters daily on this site.
  5. Have a load of fun while getting in some marketing. You'll be having such a blast, you won't notice you're working.
mpaxbadge example

Monday, June 8, 2015

Hear Ye, Hear Ye!

The annual Realms Faire is approaching. It runs November 9th – 13th 2015. I’m looking for vict—I mean, volunteers to stand against the immortals in a contest. The game is called:

Just Another Day in Purgatory

Beware the Vortex

Here’s the scenario:

Evil is afoot. Chronos has accidentally created a vortex while cleaning his hourglass, plunging a few unfortunate souls into Lucien’s Bar, gateway to the Underworld. Now they are trapped. Lucien wants to keep them but will give each hapless victim one chance to earn their freedom. His condition? Enter a contest of skills with an immortal opponent of his/her choosing.

Do you think you can survive a swordfight with War? How about wend your way through a carnivorous garden to get to Gaia’s treehouse? Or weave a portion of the Great Tapestry of Life while avoiding Atropos’ giant pair of life-ending scissors? Perhaps you’re brave enough to challenge Death to a peanut-eating contest? Or whip up a batch of punch with Jezebel, the Master Poisoner? Do you have what it takes to win your way out of Lucien’s grasp?

Your mission: on the day you appear in the contest you will post on your own blog, or gather together your Facebook and/or Twitter friends and provide a link to this blog, pleading (begging works too) with your loyal supporters to come to your aid over here and cheer you on to victory. Their comments will decide your fate. Plead well, for you will need their strength to endure. Others might seek to cast their votes with the immortals.

Rewards? Yes! Besides winning your freedom (hopefully), each volunteer (that would be you) who is locked in the struggle will receive an Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card. In addition, a few lucky commenters will be picked at random to receive a gift card at the end of the Faire.

Interested? Leave a comment below or email me

There are a number of blogs participating in the Realms Faire and many prizes to be had, including a Grand Prize at the end of the Faire. If you’d like to run a game yourself and/or contribute a prize (ebook, gift card, artwork, swag, anything you can come up with), go here to sign up.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

R is for...Jezebel?

Jezebel is taking over the Untethered Realms blog today for the letter R! Stop by and see what mischief she stirs up for the group. Oh, and the punch bowls are filled with her specialty. Be sure to bring your own cup!

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

A to Z April Challenge at Untethered Realms!

I'm joining my fellow Untethered Realms authors in the A to Z Challenge this year and I invite you to check us out. Short and sweet graphics for each letter of the alphabet will be there for you to ogle. I have the letters "H" and "T"...and a special guest appearance on "R" day by Jezebel! Stop by and say hi to everyone. The punch is over on the side table for all to enjoy!

Click here for the A to Z April Challenge at Untethered Realms

Friday, December 19, 2014

Fantasy Uprising is here!

A collection of nine fantastic, spine-tingling stories. Magic. Mystery. Murder. Heartbreak and Hope. Defeat and Victory. The incredible and Horrific. Fantasy Uprising delivers a heaping serving of the best in fantasy.

Reborn by Cherie Reich: To save a kingdom, a prophetess must challenge Fate.

Fireseed One by Catherine Stine: On a devastated Earth in 2089, the son of a famous marine biologist must travel to a lethal hotzone with his worst enemy who helped destroy the world’s food source, to search for Fireseed One, a mythical hybrid plant that may not even exist. 

Givin' Up the Ghost by Gwen Gardner: In the haunted modern day medieval village of Sabrina shores, indigo eady must help a ghost solve his murder before she And her gang become the next victims.
The Marquis by Christine Rains: A retired demon must become the beast he loathes to save the woman he loves.

The Alpha by Christine Rains: A werewolf hunted by her pack must find a way hide or fight a battle she believes she cannot win.

The Rifters by M. Pax: In a strange wilderness town, a misplaced city gal must deal with a secret organization, a man from 1888, and a head-stealing phantom to save her missing sister.

Neverlove by Angela Brown: A tormented suicide survivor must find the power in her pain or risk the Devourer robbing her of a second chance to live, a first chance at love, and her very soul.

The Fall of Shaylar by River Fairchild: Magic is real. So is betrayal. Rivalry, jealousy, a desperate attempt to grab the magic of Shaylar—all converge to bring about the end of the precarious balance between the Five Kingdoms.

Diamonds & Dust by River Fairchild: Magic is real. So is betrayal. Two heirs. A Kingdom of dust on a troubled world. One might resurrect it. One might destroy it all.

Available for a mere 99 cents from:

AmazonUS / AmazonUK / Google Play / Smashwords / iTunes / Barnes&Noble /

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Snow Days at Untethered Realms

Come join me and my fellow Untethered Realms writers as we walk down the snowy path of memory lane, sharing our recollections of snow days gone by! We'd love to see you there.

Click here to ride on the special sleigh I ordered for your trip.

Monday, November 24, 2014

My Wish For You

My wish for you as we move into the holidays ~

Give your loved ones a hug and let them know how much they mean to you.

Remember those less fortunate and reach out to them.

Be at peace, no matter the circumstances. Carry joy in your heart.

And stay warm.

I'll be trying to follow my own advice as well. I especially want to thank all of you who've reached out to me during this time when I've remained silent. You've given me a great gift. The gift of knowing I'm not alone.