Saturday, January 19, 2013

New Year...New Book!!

For the last 8 months I have been working very hard to get book 2 of The Enchantment Series finished. My writing time is very limited, because I am first and foremost a mother and wife. However this last week I hit a new milestone! I am pleased to announce that book 2 is FINALLY complete and I am now in editing mode, and will be sending it out for a couple of Beta reads very soon. I would like to have it released early Spring, so keep checking back or follow me on Facebook for more information. I hope to do a cover release next month.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Facebook updates...

Just a reminder to go like my Facebook page, Alicia Rivoli Books, for updates on my writing journey.

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Book Review: The Magic Wakes

The Magic Wakes by Charity Bradford
Expected Publication: February 19th 2013
Pages: 300
Publisher: WiDo Publishing

Goodreads Synopsis
Talia has a secret, one that will save her world and yet rip it apart. Only she can decide if the price is worth it.

Scientist Talia Zaryn has always had visions of an alien invasion and of her own death. She has kept it a secret, hoping they are nothing more than childish nightmares. But when her face in the mirror matches that of her dreams, she fears the dreams are prophetic. Talia must prove that life exists beyond their planet, Sendek; perhaps then people will prepare to fight.

Talia's work at the Space Exploration Foundation leaves no time for personal relationships, but Major Landry Sutton is not looking for a friend. He is looking for a traitor. His ability to sense emotions convinces him Talia is that traitor until a touch sizzles between them. In an instant their minds are connected. Just as the two begin to trust each other, the invading force arrives.

Talia and Landry must uncover the secrets of Sendek’s past if they hope to defeat these terrifying creatures. And Talia is the key—if only she can learn to trust the magic coursing through her veins.

My Thoughts
I am constantly on the look out for a great book to read, and I had the opportunity to read an ARC of The Magic Wakes, by Charity Bradford, and took the chance. The Magic Wakes is AMAZING! The story draws you in from the very first page.  I found myself constantly trying to find the time I needed to just sit and read.  With each page I turned, I found myself more and more excited, to discover what lay ahead for Talia and Landry.  I also base a good book on my ability to dream about it at night, which may sound silly, but it helps me really understand the characters and their location.  I wasn't disappointed, as I drifted off to sleep, I found myself in Sendek, surrounded by Dragumon, fighting for my life, although unlike Talia, I was unharmed when I woke.  Charity offers something that I have never read before, a very good mixture of Science Fiction, meets Fantasy, meets Romance, and it was blended beautifully.  Sendek offered it all, the flying cars, technology that made my imagination go wild, and characters only found in my dreams.  I give the book 5 stars, as well as the author.  Look out New York Times Best Sellers List, Charity Bradford will soon find herself on your pages.

Friday, January 4, 2013

Busy month ahead!

December was a great month for my writing, I was able to write several chapters, and also do a couple of re-writes of things that didn't make sense.  I was really on a roll, then someone hit the breaks as the holiday's came and I had both of my children at home. My writing came to a complete stand still.  Trying to write with two children at home is very difficult, as you have one in each ear asking for your undivided attention. :-)  It was a great holiday, and I do have to say I'm very sad that it has come to an end so quickly.  I will be picking back up on my writing this next week, and hopefully have a release date for you all, as well as the name of the second book very soon.  I'm designing the cover (seems to be ever changing in my head), getting it my ideas ready for the cover artist, and doing the final touches to my manuscript before I turn in over to my editor, so hang in there.  I do have to say that while my children were home, I was able to start reading a wonderful book by a dear friend of mine called The Magic Wakes by Charity Bradford.  It is an ARC (Advanced Reading Copy) and has an expected publication of February 18th!  The book is amazing, and I hope to have a review posted very soon, with her permission of course. The new year has definitely come in like a lion, and January will be a very busy month for me.  I hope the New Year brings great blessing to you all!