Several More Chapters

The Risen God      I got in several more chapters of The Risen God today (here’s the facebook page). It’s up to 58,000 words and looks like it’ll end up being around 150,000 by the end of it. I’ve really heard when people have said that certain books weren’t developed enough. I had always thought I was “way too wordy” so I was actually relieved by the “negative” comments that allowed me the freedom to be as wordy as I feel I need to, in order to get the story across as fully as I desire to!

This is the beauty of negative book reviews (although I can say that I rarely get any genuinely horrible, mean ones, thank goodness)… you can learn from them if the person giving the review is willing to take the moment to explain why they gave them. It’s a gift, even if right in that moment you don’t feel like it is.

I still remember those negative comments, most of which centered around my Guardian of the Abyss book. They are very freeing, as odd as that might sound. I loved the book, but I, myself, actually felt disappointed because I didn’t feel like I could go into everything and develop the characters as I wanted to!

So, to fellow writers… don’t be afraid of negative comments. Let go of the desire to win with everyone–no one can. Look at the criticism and ask yourself, “What is the gift this person is trying to give me?” or “How is this person trying to help me so that more people will enjoy my books?”

Questions like these are very freeing. Remember, you’re a story teller. So tell yourself whatever story you want to about that negative review. Tell yourself “this person hates me!” if you want to… or tell yourself, “This person wants to help me, so how does this do that?” if you want to. YOU get to choose what story you tell yourself about anything that anyone says to you.

And readers… please, take a moment to write a review. It matters. It matters so much more than you will ever guess at. It encourages the author. If you like his or her books… comment. Because the more motivated we are to keep writing, the more likelihood you’ll get more books to enjoy!

Wiki, Wiki, Wiki!

The Wiki has begun!

I have started the Wiki for The Supernaturals. I do hope that people will check it out and enjoy it!

It’s still in process, but it has come a long way. Go, see pictures of a few of the characters! Yay!

http://thesupernaturals.wikia.com/wiki/Wiki_Content

Guardian of the Abyss Makeover!

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Guardian of the Abyss has a new cover.

Sometimes it’s a difficult choice to let go of something that you genuinely like. Although it was not a popular cover, the old Guardian of the Abyss cover is actually one of my personal favorites.

That being said, the new cover is just fantastically lovely, and I certainly hope that, with a new cover, more people will be ready and willing to discover the beauty of Sarah and Abaddon’s love.

As a newbie Indie author, I am bound to make mistakes. This one was one of mine. I am grateful to all who mentioned the issue, so that I could correct it.

Now, if you’ll pardon me, I’m going to go cradle the old cover and comfort it. It needs it. Not me. Seriously. Would I kid about a thing like that??

Guardian of the Abyss goes on Tour!

Here’s the schedule:

December 3 Interview
The Creatively Green Write at Home Mom
www.creativelygreen.blogspot.com

December 3 Spotlight
http://victoriadanann.me

December 4 Promo
Book On A Wire
bookonawire.com

December 4 Interview
Marked By Books
http://markedbybooks.blogspot.com

December 5 Guest blog
Roxanne’s Realm
www.roxannesrealm.blogspot.com

December 6 Guest blog
Cloey's Book Reviews and Other Stuff
cloeyk.blogspot.com

December 7 Guest blog and review
Wolf Majick Reviews
wolfmajick.blogspot.com

December 7 Promo
DEB SANDERS
http://DebSanders.com

December 8 Guest blog
Carly Fall - Where Fantasy Meets Romance
www.carlyfall.com

December 9 Interview
http://www.kaydeeroyal.blogspot.com

December 9 - promo and review
Beverly @ The Wormhole
http://wormyhole.blogspot.com/

December 10 Guest blog
Fang-tastic Books
http://www.fang-tasticbooks.blogspot.com

Enter to win a copy of A Wolf’s Song!

http://www.facebook.com/shannon.phoenix.714#!/events/393117930747702/

Join the ELE party and you might win a copy of A Wolf’s Song!

Enter to Win!

Remember that you can enter to win a copy of A Wolf’s Song here:

http://bibliophilesthoughtsonbooks.blogspot.com/2012/08/tour-wolfs-song-by-shannon-phoenix.html

Bewitching Blog Tour Schedule!

July 30 Guest blog

Sultry Storyteller/

http://sultrystoryteller.blogspot.com/

July 30 Promo and review

review, guest post or promo

http://donnasbloghome.blogspot.com/

August 1 Promo and review

Keeping Up With The Rheinlander's

http://mnmrheinlander.com

August 1 Promo and review

www.csmaxwell.blogspot.com

August 1 review and interview

Beverly @ The Wormhole

http://wormyhole.blogspot.com

August 2 Promo

Fall Into Books

http://falln2books.blogspot.com

August 2 review

Wolf Majick Reviews

www.wolfmajick.blogspot.com

August 3 Promo

Coffee Beans & Love Scenes

http://coffeebeanslovescenes.blogspot.com

August 4 Promo

A Bibliophile's Thoughts on Books

http://bibliophilesthoughtsonbooks.blogspot.com/

August 4 guest blog

http://jacqpaige.blogspot.com/

August 5 Promo

Vanessa Romano

www.thejeepdiva.com

August 5 Promo and review

Http://blackhippiechick.wordpress.co <http://blackhippiechick.wordpress.co/>
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Black Hippie Chick's Take on Books & The World

August 6 Promo and review

whoopeeyoo :D

http://whoopeeyoo.com

August 6 Promo and review

Happy Tails and Tales

http://magluvsya03.wordpress.com/

Bewitching Blog Tour!

Scheduled for July 30th, I will be touring yon Blogosphere!

Put your Supernatural panties on, folks, we’re in for a wild ride.

Free Book and Short Story!

Okay, so on  Sunday, June 3, 2012, A Wolf’s Song will be FREE on Amazon!

If you haven’t already read A Wolf’s Song, get it FREE on Sunday, June 3!

The following offer is available to anyone who has gotten A Wolf’s Song from Amazon:

Write up a review on my Amazon page for A Wolf’s Song. Either post here, or on my Facebook that you read it, you posted your review, and what your Amazon Username is. Then email me at shannon(at)shannonphoenix(dot)com with your email address. I will send you my short story entitled The Minister’s Paige for free.

This mini e-book will ONLY be available to those who have written a review on Amazon, Goodreads, (and any other site as determined by the author) and who have informed me via this blog, email, or Facebook of what your Username is and where you posted the review (and if you give me an email address to send it to).

The Minister’s Paige:

Paige is invited to a party by her vampire boss. There, she finds herself an unwitting pawn in a high stakes game between her boss, his rival, and one of the most powerful vampires alive. The Minister of Justice, Stavos, has come to investigate rumors of Hunts in the area; a ‘game’ in which two human women are pitted against each other in a life or death fight. The victor must kill her opponent, only to be hunted by the vampires in her own turn.

A short, dark romance suitable for adults.

A Wolf’s Song

So now that A Wolf’s Song is published here, I’ve been working on getting the word out.

I think my favorite part of writing A Wolf’s Song was Hamish. If you’ve ever played the game Dragon Age, I envisioned Hamish very much like Alistair physically. Of course, that could be because I had the worst possible crush on Alistair while I played that game.

If you’ve read it, feel free to tell us who you envisioned, if anyone, while you read it. For Desiree, as well.

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