Monday, April 27, 2009

Sword and Sorceress 24

I've decided to try and pass on some writing opportunities to pass on to other writers so that they can learn about new contests and increase their exposure. So here's the first such post.

Can you mix a strong female character with sword and sorcery? Why not give it a try? Deadline is May 15, 2009 and the length is no more than 9k. For the full guidelines, click here. Marion Zimmer Bradley's Sword and Sorceress series is now going to be an annual release so even if you can't finish the story for this reading period, you can try again next year!

I'm going to try to enter this. My muse was cooperating wonderfully, I had a strong female character (an assassin), a sidekick (a healer), a dragon, an evil magician, some magical creatures... and suddenly the muse decided to add in some love. As well as some other details that will swell the word count to a full length novel. And I don't have time to write this story now that it's full length, it's on the back burner since Knight of Glory takes precedence. A short story is ok, not a complete novel! So I'm stuck trying to come up with another idea plus I have to write it. I may have to opt for the next reading period next year. Oh well.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Two reviews for Woman of Honor!

From Coffee Time Reviews:

3 cups -- This is a very wonderful story about a girl's dream and her chance to achieve it... The characters do grow into their maturity and in the end I really did like the way this story was headed. It also left a very nice cliff hanger that has me wanting to see how it ends.

To read the rest of the review, here's the link:

And from the new review site, Classic Romance Revival Reviews:

4 wings -- Throughout Woman of Honor we see Aislinn and her companions in arms growing up. It’s a fascinating journey, full of accident, peril, mystery and magic. The first stirrings of love and romance, sweetly and realistically shown, are also here, together with the delight of first love, at last acknowledged between Aislinn and another and then seemingly lost. But is that love truly lost?

I think young adults would enjoy the speed and themes of this first novel...overall I found Woman of Honor an enjoyable, fast-paced read and look forward to more in the series from Nicole Zoltack.

The rest of the review can be found here:

Thank you, LeeAnn and Lindsay, for the reviews!!