Dark Fantasy. Twisted Magic. Foul Sorcery.

A blood-drinking monster.

The icy mountains hold danger and death but not in the way

that the Fae Mark’d wizard Alstera expects in Sing a Graveyard Song.

Suspicious villagers, justice-seeking pursuers, and foul sorcery

are nothing compared to a blood-drinking monster.

With her powers still shackled for crimes against wizardry, Alstera reaches a snow-smothered village being attacked by a death walker. The re-animated corpse drinks blood to exist. To fight the death-walker, Alstera relies primitive and forbidden blood-magic.

Yet will blood-magic defeat a blood-spelled creature?

How many lives will the death walker take before Alstera finds the way to destroy it?

Will Alstera cross the tenuous barrier that separates wizardry from foul sorcery?

The dark fantasy Sing a Graveyard Song continues the grim story of twisted magic and foul sorcery and Alstera, walking the silvery thread that separates them. Third in the Fae Mark’d Wizard series, Grave follows Weave a Wizardry Web and Dream a Deadly Dream. Although each novel is a complete story, readers will have a richer experience if they read all three in order.

View the trailer here: https://youtu.be/zwWFb11GP1g

Fetch it here: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BK9DYDK

Available now / 3# in Fae Mark’d Wizard

Dark Fantasy.

Mysterious Spells. A Sorcerer’s Sleep Snare.

A Conspiracy to Assassinate. Wyres and Wraiths.

Forbidden Blood Magic. Wizardry against Sorcery.

Dream a Deadly Dream

Threats come from enemies and friends, sorcered spells and steely blades in Dream a Deadly Dream.

Her powers bound for crimes against the Wizard Enclave, Alstera ventures into Vaermonde. By chance, she meets another lone traveler, Cherai the bard.

After three years in hiding, Cherai is no closer to discovering who assassinated her father, the comte Muirée. She unknowingly holds the key to the conspirators’ plan. To capture her, they order a sorcerer to weave a malevolent sleep-spell of lethal nightmares.

Alstera blocks the spell—but it intensifies. Betrayal wields a sharp sword that drives them to flee. Then treachery springs its poisonous trap.

Can Alstera free Cherai? Or will sorcery spin a lethal web that ensnares them both?

For a dark fantasy of mysterious spells, forbidden blood magic, and a conspiracy for assassination, read Dream a Deadly Dream.

Dream a Deadly Dream is the second novel in the epic Fae Mark’d Wizard series, featuring the wizard Alstera from Weave a Wizardry Web. Alstera’s story continues in Sing a Graveyard Song.

Meet Alstera

the Fae Mark’d Wizard: https://remiblack.blogspot.com/2021/06/meet-alstera-in-dream-deadly-dream.html 

Meet Cherai

the fugitive comtesse hunted by the conspiracy: https://remiblack.blogspot.com/2021/06/meet-cherai-fugitive-comtesse-in-dream.html

Meet Raul

Cherai’s fellow traveler on the lonely roads of Vaermonde, and glimpse Guy DuBarree, who broke her heart: https://remiblack.blogspot.com/2021/06/meet-raul-cherais-friend-and-fellow.html 

Meet Shield

an enslaved wyre who is the tool of the sorcerer who is himself a tool of the conspirators: https://remiblack.blogspot.com/2021/06/through-eyes-of-enslaved-wyre.html 

View the Trailer here:

https://youtu.be/YLKLAmDoH00

Fetch your summer reading of epic dark fantasy here:

 

On The Write Focus, we’re posting a daily podcast from Write a Book in a Month, by Remi Black.

Daily check-ins include the project stage progressing word count as well as speculations on writing in general and the writing business in particular.

Click this link to visit TheWriteFocus blog.

Criteria for the Challenge ::

1] Daily Word Count

2] Length to Goal

3] Reason for the Goal

 

Each of the April episodes is running less than 10 minutes. Listen briefly every day or hoard up several episodes for when you fix a quick dinner, drive a short commute, or take a brisk walk.

Lessons for writing happen along the way!

Each episode in April will conclude with the two quotations from professional writers (Hemingway! Heinlein! Atwood! More!!!) that opened and closed her day’s writing sessions.

 

Episodes So Far ::

April 1 :: No Fooling

April 2 :: Change of Plans

April 3 :: Stick with the Plan

April 4 :: Nix Distractions

April 5 :: Watch for Warnings

April 6 :: Life Rolls

April 7 :: Win-Lose-Wind

April 8 :: Critical vs. Creative

April 9 :: Eat the Frog First

April 10 :: The Tax Man Cometh

April 11 :: Cocoons

April 12 :: Six Words Short

April 13 :: Wonders Never Cease

April 14 :: One Project, Two Project

April 15 :: Promotions

April 16 :: Covers

April 17 :: Frittery Jittery

April 18 :: Flipping Out

April 19 :: Input / Output

April 20 :: Looking Ahead

 

Coming Up to Finish the Challenge

April 21 :: Short Post

April 22 :: Biz Monday

April 23 :: Master Book

April 24 :: Expect the Unexpected

April 25 :: Carpe Diem as Writers

April 26 :: Nose to the Grindstone

April 27 :: Writers’ Groups

April 28 :: First Celebration

April 29 :: Writers Conferences

April 30 :: An End that’s Not an End and Lessons List

 May 5th :: Aprés-Draft Update

 

Listen on the following sites. 

Bookmark your favorite to come back daily.

Podbean: The Write Focus (podbean.com)

Apple podcast https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-write-focus/id1546738740%20

Spotify https://open.spotify.com/show/4fMwknmfJhkJxQvaaLQ3Gm?si=0GFku2PbShWXiDhRp7JaDQ

YouTube Channel Writers Ink Books – YouTube

Join us!

 

Resources as of April 20

Amazon links are given because it’s easy, and for no other reason.

Purchase Write a Book in a Month at Amazon here.  https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0848MWXGD

Also mentioned in the first 10 episodes (March 31 to April 5) ~

Patty Jansen’s Self Publishing Unboxed Amazon.com: Self-publishing Unboxed (The Three–year, No-bestseller Plan For Making a Sustainable Living From Your Fiction Book 1) eBook: Jansen, Patty: Kindle Store

Purchase Think/Pro at Amazon here: https://www.amazon.com/Think-like-Pro-Advent-Writers/dp/1983248266/

The Think/Pro planner for writers can be purchased here: https://www.amazon.com/Think-Pro-Planner-M-Lee/dp/1983248673/

Dwight V. Swain’s Techniques of the Selling Writer https://www.amazon.com/Techniques-Selling-Writer-Dwight-Swain/dp/0806111917/  

Anne Morrow Lindbergh Gifts from the Sea https://www.amazon.com/Gift-50th-Anniversary-Anne-Morrow-Lindbergh/dp/0679732411/

Marie Kondo The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up https://www.amazon.com/Life-Changing-Magic-Tidying-Decluttering-Organizing/dp/B00RC3ZGN4/ 

 

 

All Through April

Daily On the Writers Ink podcast ~

The Write Focus podcast is posting from Remi Black’s Write a Book in a Month as part of a Writing Challenge.

  • Remi’s challenge occurred in 2019.
  • She published the book of her challenge posts in 2020 … yes, the Plague Year.
  • Now that it’s 2021, time to use WBM for the podcast.  … Keeping it going, keeping it different, keeping it fresh!

The Goal ~ a fantasy novella of 30,000 words, to publish on the first of May … To Wield the Wind

 

Every day, listen to the progress check-in and learn about the process of writing and putting a book together … as well as the distractions and disruptions that are the bane of the working writer.

The check-in is followed by Remi’s thoughts on writing, the craft and the business. 30 days of musing about the Wonderland World of Writing.

Last of all are inspirational quotations from writers with which Remi started and ended every writing session..

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How can you listen to the daily challenge?

Visit one of the following sites. Follow our podcast to come back daily. 

Podbean https://eden5695.podbean.com/

Apple Podcast https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-write-focus/id1546738740%20

Spotify https://open.spotify.com/show/4fMwknmfJhkJxQvaaLQ3Gm?si=0GFku2PbShWXiDhRp7JaDQ

YouTube Channel https://youtu.be/WVw5FZqw8Co

Write a Book in a Month is copyright 2020. (I’ve discovered the reason that mp4 files will have glitching, but it will be a looonnnngggg haul to convert everything … and keep up writing and the writing biz at the same time. I suggest listening on one of the other 3. I like Podbean, personally.)

 

Topics for the Writing Challenge

April 1 :: No Fooling

April 2 :: Change of Plans

April 3 :: Stick with the Plan

April 4 :: Nix Distractions

April 5 :: Watch for Warnings

April 6 :: Life Rolls

April 7 :: Win-Lose-Wind

April 8 :: Critical vs. Creative

April 9 :: Eat the Frog First

April 10 :: The Tax Man Cometh

April 11 :: Cocoons

April 12 :: Six Words Short

April 13 :: Wonders Never Cease

April 14 :: One Project, Two Project

April 15 :: Promotions

April 16 :: Covers

April 17 :: Frittery Jittery

April 18 :: Flipping Out

April 19 :: Input / Output

April 20 :: Looking Ahead

April 21 :: Short Post

April 22 :: Biz Monday

April 23 :: Master Book

April 24 :: Expect the Unexpected

April 25 :: Carpe Diem as Writers

April 26 :: Nose to the Grindstone

April 27 :: Writers’ Groups

April 28 :: First Celebration

April 29 :: Writers Conferences

April 30 :: An End that’s Not an End and Lessons List

 May 5th :: Aprés-Draft Update

 

Did Remi Win the Writing Challenge?

Well, To Wield the Wind is published, and the two other novellas in the trilogy published in January and March of this year.

But did she publish on her schedule?

Listen and find out!

Here’s a Universal Book Link.