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Book Five Publication Date: 3/3/14!

Seeing how life has kept me pretty busy lately, I apologize for the lateness of the publication for the book due out in January! I had some extra editing to do on it, it is substantially bigger than the other books, so it took longer to finish. Anyhow, I know you will all really love it! It is one of my favorites so far!  Thank you friends and fans! I’ll post links once it’s up on Amazon, on 3/3/14!

Stacey Katheryn

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-Umberto Eco

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Betrayal of Weakness, Book Five of The Legends of Sangue coming soon!

Betrayal of Weakness, Book Five of The Legends of Sangue coming soon!

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Almost thirty-six years after the tragedy of Queen Tancia Catallino’s brutal murder leaves the royal line and rural community of Sangue, Montana lost and hopeless. The Elemental Circle missing a sorceress on the brink of destruction, impending disaster and mass death, the only person prophesized to find her has gone missing. The tiny town of the underworld suddenly comes to light in the normal mortal world and everything begins to fall apart, with no closure to the cherished Queen’s death and the royal line of Sangue open to enemy attack, all sorceric protection failing with the impending Elemental Circle’s demise, nobody knows what to do.

 A surprise visit from the past brings precious new, fragile hope to Sangue, just as the town is attacked and the destruction of the world is all but imminent. It’s anyone’s game, a dangerous game that must be played with utmost caution. Rules have to be broken in the worst ways and old grievances aired, enemies reunited as allies with Sangue and the impossible accomplished before a single chance of survival can be obtained. But can everyone work together peacefully in time to keep tragedy from repeating itself?

Better yet, will the ancient prophecies of Sangue’s survival be fulfilled, the true leader found before all is destroyed and the harrowing sacrifices of the past mean nothing?

Can Sangue’s path to peace finally be restored?

The answer lies within the most shocking of discoveries. And somebody knew the answer all along.

They just haven’t realized it yet.

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-Umberto Eco

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The Six Month Plan

World English Dictionary
Business Plan
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A detailed plan setting out the objectives of a business, the strategy and tactics planned to achieve them, and the expected profits, usually over a period of three to ten years.

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Business Plan

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A detailed plan setting out the objectives of her business, all in her mind and scarcely scribbled in miscellaneous notes throughout office, the strategy and tactics planned to achieve such objectives to grow and develop her business, The Village Poet Press, into a small yet sustainable company with continual book sales in a period of Six Months.

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In the essence of this quote, I will tell you why I am waiting six months to publish my next book and putting the focus on my “business plan”.  I hate the term “business plan” don’t you? It sounds all formal and unpromising and demanding. What I have is a solid understanding of exactly what I want this company to be and exactly how I am going to get there. That was all I needed for my massage practice, and it’s flourishing. That was five months ago.

Ah yes, I was going to tell you why. Because it’s summer, because I’m going to be moving soon, because I’m spending more time editing than I am writing, because my living space is being quadrupled as an office space for the business aspect of my practice, and my Village Poet office/writing/researching space and storage space and I am having a very, very difficult time with it. It’s going to reflect in my writing, and to put the best to the test, I’ve had ONE book sale on book four, and that was my best friend Jay (thank you, Jay).

I love my blog, I will definitely continue to blog, but from here I will be pursuing avenues of marketing and business development and essentially, what I’ve done for my massage practice. Hopefully by the end of these six months, I’ll have a readership. Book Five is a VERY important book to the series (and me), and I want people to enjoy it.

Also, once I move and have a bigger space for my writing, I’ll be able to WRITE and not have to worry about all the aspects that shouldn’t be allowed to enter my mind while I’m writing.

So, wish me luck! 🙂

Stacey

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Of Trust Or Treason- Now Available For Purchase On Amazon.Com!

Now available for purchase, Of Trust Or Treason, Book Four of The Legends of Sangue!!

And as usual, the other novels are on sale for a limited time! Get your copies now!

Blood Of Darkness, Book One of The Legends of Sangue only $1.99!

Murder On Her Mind, Book Two of The Legends of Sangue only $1.99!

and

Destroyed, Book Three of The Legends of Sangue! only $1.99!

Hope you enjoy!

 

Stacey

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“Partners In Crime” Episode 4 (My Day In A Short Noir)

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She almost forgot what she was doing… almost. But only because she forgot to reread the previous episode. She was rarely so careless, but present circumstances had her… confused… bedazzled.

That’s right! The storm. The thunder and lightening, so very loud, it would make sneaking back home for dinner not so easy. Because if she was about, that meant other bindle stiffs were walking the streets as well, oblivious to the lightning, oblivious to the… danger.

But Danger… was her middle name.

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Unfortunately, the storm grew so bad all she could do was stand against a lamppost in the fog. But that was just fine, because as we’ve established, she likes standing against lampposts. A lot.

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It didn’t take her long to get her dinner and sneak back inside, where Gibbs waited, expectantly, impatiently. She begged for him to go outside, to see the streets so muddled and full of danger, to understand why it took so long for her return. But he just wouldn’t. “Can’t you see I’m busy, darling?”

Busy. Busy clipping an innocent pillow and giving her pants the chiv like this was some kind of gooseberry lay. She began to wonder if he was a dropper in disguise. Seemed every time she turned around he was bumping off someone else.  It made her wonder if it was all about the scratch, or if he was some kind of conman out for hot iron or possibly a shamus that fell in the game a little too deep.

With that, she could relate.

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It was time to eat now, but all she could think about was this big Dog, trying to get in her lap like she was some kind of tomato or rube, begging for her scraps. But she was no easy mark, she knew his game.  A little too well. “Hey there bruno, what do you think you’re doing? I’m no sap. You can’t take me down that easy.”

Or could he?

*** To Be Continued… ***

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“Partners In Crime”- Episode 2 (Part Two) (My Day In A Short Noir)

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She’d just stepped inside, after leaning on the brick wall, ascertaining the safety of her mission. She concluded that there was none to be had and she continued on anyway. She knew she was on the eight-ball, but an ace never gives up and she never blows off.

She had just run into the Dog, and when I say Dog, I mean just that. They had just made eye contact and she knew instantly what he wanted. He wanted… to play.

We’ll call him Gibbs.

Gibbs was the sort of Dog you had to watch out for, a kind of Bruno we’ll say. Tough guy. Sure he acted playful, jumping around and having a grand ol’ time. But she wasn’t fooled. He was the kind of Dog who’d wag his tail for any regular Joe or Jane who came around.

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Yet she couldn’t deny, there was just something about this little guy. Something that drew her to him, something… dangerous. It may have had something to do with the strange puddle in the corner, but as soon as she leashed him up and sent him running, he went, if you know what I mean.

She already knew he was the kind of bruno who cleaned up after himself, if you catch my drift, but it wasn’t until the sly little guy tried to bring his dirty business back inside that she stepped down her fancy toe shoes and said, “Nuh-uh, buster. You ain’t bringin’ that back in here.”

Too bad she’d already been fooled and tried to take it out of his mouth, thinking it was just another lump of dirt.

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This guy was sly. Gibbs had it written all over him. Cute as a button, suave, the kind of charming mutt a lady could fall for, if she wasn’t careful. She knew she needed a break. So she steps out to put on her disguise, stand on the bridge in the rain, overlooking the river. This is how she does her best thinking. In silhouette, dressed as a man, leaning against a lamppost. Under thunderclouds.

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She knew she had a decision to make. She was too far in, too deep in her disguise and her lies to back out now. There were mysteries to solve, but she couldn’t turn her back on him. What kind of Dog was Gibbs that could act all playful one moment, and turn around and bump off a Pooh Bear Slipper without remorse? Sure it was in an unprovoked fit of passion, the urge to play triumphed over his self-control and an innocent Pooh paid the price. But she couldn’t risk bringing him in, she couldn’t risk being… discovered.

Her only other option was to work with him.

The song and dance begins. Before she knows it, she and Gibbs are running together, hot on the trail.

Or should I say, hot on the “tail”

Ha. Ha.

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*** To Be Continued… ***

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“Partners In Crime”- Episode 2 (My Day In A Short Noir)

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Let’s get to the point here. It was as she suspected. Ill-prepared and equipped with determination, she wakes up not knowing what she will face on this special day. What makes it so special, you may ask? Her mission.

Lost in a sea of phone calls, the mass effort to throw her off her mission, she prevails anyhow. She feels the danger all around. But enough back story. Let’s continue the real story.

She eases around the front, she remembers the key but who knows what lays inside. It could be… anything. Anything at all.

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She puts the key in the lock and listens for any sounds that may tell her what she is about to face. She hears nothing. But every good ace knows that the sound of silence is more suspicious than a scream, more suspicious than… a squeak. It wearies her already.

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Entering through the front door is as dangerous as entering through the back. Though she only has keys to the front. Her contacts in the district were unable to provide her with a secondary option, and climbing in through the window was bound to draw attention in the daylight. Plus, the window doesn’t open, it’s one of those that’s just for looks, just for… sunlight.

She turns the doorknob, and waits for the sound. Easing the door open an inch at a time… unsure what may pop out at her… She waits another moment. Then she sees him. He’s been waiting. Him… and an unpleasant surprise.

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He turns to greet her. Perhaps a friendly hello. Perhaps a request for a… treat. She doesn’t know what to expect, except that he’s made her, he has eyes only for her, and just as she suspected…

He was a dog.

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Oh boy. This was going to be messy business.

Messy business indeed.

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*** To Be Continued…. ***

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New Characters= Complicated Fun!!

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It’s been awhile since I’ve talked in any kind of detail regarding my novels. I cannot tell you why, I just haven’t. Now I want to (funny how life works out that way.)

So, my two newest characters (First Captain Aida Mancini and Captain Mario Baldovino) were introduced to my series in 2009 (when I began the rewrites of the whole series, starting with book 1, Blood of Darkness, which was published in April of 2012) I made so many changes from the original books that I found gaps that I needed to fill in, and Aida and Baldovino did so perfectly. That is probably the most grateful change I have needed to make, I love Aida and Baldovino and they have become important aspects to the series.

BUT, it has made things slightly complicated. Being that they did not come into my series until 2009, and I finished with the original copy of book 11 in 2008 (remember, I am rewriting them all). That leaves 11 books they had no parts in. At first, Baldovino was a fill-in character who has become a very integral sub-character, and Aida was originally intended to have a big part in books one and three, and fade from there. I feel almost blasphemous saying so, Aida is such a dear part of the series now. But that leaves me with 11 books I need to change.

How much fun is that??? TONS.

It’s complicated, but it’s fun. And I can’t help but feel these characters were missing from the very beginning. Aida’s quirky bad-ass attitude adding comedic value, Baldovino’s brash hardcore personality adding its own form of comedy as it becomes clear since book 3 just how much he hates the Werewolves.

And the more I write, the more it becomes so obvious that they belong, just as importantly as all my other characters. From the first character I created in 1999 (Alisha) to the turning point in 2002 when I decided Otztal would be my main character, to now, when book four is almost entirely reconstructed and in its final edit before publication, with 9 more books (at least) in the works just waiting to be rewritten and published… It’s been an incredible journey that continues in complicated, fun and amazing ways.

I can’t wait to see how the series continues as I continue to mold it and form it and watch it grow, and be grateful that I can share this experience with all of you 🙂 Thank you, my dedicated fans and readers!

-Stacey

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Introducing Book Four!

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Locked inside our own home; No one in, no one out. The enemies surround us on all sides, sorceric wards made by underdeveloped sorcerers the only thing that stands between evil and good. A stand-off like no other; humans trapped with hungry Werewolves, a Prophetess about to give birth, a missing Element with a startling secret whose retrieval may mean life or death for all.

Our enemy from the past has returned more dangerous than ever; and he’s come back not just to take again what he feels belongs to him, but is carrying a precious hostage of his own as collateral. Once The Warrior deciphers the unread prophecy, he will stop at nothing to recover this hostage without sacrificing the one thing that matters most. Regardless that according to the prophecy book, it may mean his brutal death. No good deed comes without sacrifice.

Costly mistakes are made by those looked up to most, it rattles the faith and trust we have in our heroes. We know we must protect the children, but how? Nobody knows who this bad guy is or what he wants, except for one person, whose trust is earned and shattered in a shocking lie that changes everything. What will end this horrible stand-off? Is it sacrifice? Blood? Or will the truth somehow manage to set them free?

 

Of Trust or Treason, Book Four of The Legends of Sangue, coming June of 2013.

 

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No. Yeah see…. No.

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So I made some huge decisions in my life today. And I’ve had coffee, so it’s going to be awhile before I can sleep. So I thought to myself- why lay awake and think too hard, when I can go online and blog about what I’m thinking too hard about?

Ok so I wouldn’t quite put them at “huge” decisions, just very life altering ones. (Ok, I have this habit of trying to type as fast as my mind works, and end up coming up with whole new words. I should write a dictionary. “very life altering” became “verying”. I think I could come up with an awesome new short-hand that way)

Oh, and for once in a VERY long time… my mind draws a blank. (To consider my mind drawing a blank, is when I can count at least two full seconds between thoughts. This was three. Yikes.)

Well, no that’s not entirely true. My mind is  trying to give up thinking too hard about decisions, and give itself fully into trying to work out the plots to books 6 and 7 (I know, a ways away) they are already written (well, halfway. The originals are finished from years ago, the rewrites are half done) and there are some changes I need/have to make, but I am so eager to get to them I have to force myself to not ignore book four. That is the problem, I’m getting ahead of myself. Part of the problem is I know I’m going to have to work on them synonymously or I wont be able to get them out on time. Same with book five. Depending on the route I go with book four, book five is going to have to be altered quite a bit and a lot of work done on it. Am I getting ahead of myself?

You betcha

But you gotta realize… these are stories that have been going around in my head for over fourteen years now. These are stories I’ve been dying to tell for over a decade. The internet and ebooks are finally allowing me the opportunity to do so. I get excited about my stories, my characters, and I want to share them. I want to talk about them. And honestly, despite how often people tell me I over think things…. I must admit, in some situations, there’s nothing I enjoy more than over thinking something. Especially my stories. So while I’m working on book four, I can worry about the plots and how to finish books five, six and seven. Because I feel what’s coming up just happens to be really exciting, and I want to share it, like I said. But first I have to make sure it’s perfect (in which I mean the best I can possibly do, because my readers deserve my best.)

Oh, this big decision you’re wondering about. I quit my job at the store. The reason being I have another opportunity opened up to me that will allow for much more happiness and much more energy. That, and I’m sick of the drama. It was wearing me down.

So, this new job I’m getting, of which I will divulge info on later, will allow me also more energy to market myself as an author, work on my blogs ( I want to work on blogging daily here, and on my Legends of Sangue page. I have some followers and some readers, but none as many as I would like) if these books mean so much to me, I may want to put the effort into showing my readers how much I care. I don’t want to just throw out some descriptions and rough advertising and move on. I live for these stories, these books are my partial career, and the focus of many daily thoughts. It brings me happiness. I want to share that feeling.

Now my mind is just wandering into a sleepy oblivion. Maybe the answers will come to me later. Good night, everyone.

Stacey

 

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