Monday, September 27, 2021

Military Wives Wins Recognition - by Jan Cleere


Military Wives Wins Recognition

I am thrilled (and a little overwhelmed) with the continued recognition of my latest book, Military Wives in Arizona Territory: A History of Women Who Shaped the Frontier.

On September 18, the Military Writers Society of America awarded the book a Silver Medal in their annual literary competition. This means so much to be recognized by this prestigious organization. Read the MWSA review here.

Military Wives is also a Finalist in the History-Arizona category of the New Mexico/Arizona Book Awards. Over 1,600 books were judged by at least three reviewers. Winners will be announced October 15.

Military Wives was also recognized as a Finalist in the Arizona Authors Association Literary Contest. Winners will be announced November 6.

Click the link to buy the latest book by Jan Cleere: Military Wives in Arizona Territory!

Monday, September 20, 2021

What is your definition of success? by Vijaya Schartz

Success means different things to different people. Even among writers, opinions vary. And your opinion of yourself as a writer will depend upon your personal definition of success.

For some, it's about making lots of money, a common beginner's mistake. For nonfiction authors, it can be about sharing your experiences, reporting the news, or proving your worth to your colleagues or your family.

For novelists, it can be about finding a publisher, or getting their stories published and read some other way. It can also be about recognition. Winning awards is important for a fiction writer, since we work in isolation for months on end to write a novel.

We all have different goals. I always liked the saying "If you do what you love, you'll never work a day in your life." Writing to me is a passion, It fills my days with wonder.

The same way I loved studying so much as a kid, that I wanted to be in school for the rest of my life, I love writing. And I'm so happy that I can write every day.

The fact that I found a publisher who loves my books is the cherry on top. And when my readers tell me they love my stories, that's the sweetest reward. That's when I know I succeeded. Angel Fierce, Azura Chronicles Book 2, won the 2019 Arizona Literary Contest. Angel Brave, Book 3, is a brand new release this month.

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Vijaya Schartz, author
Strong Heroines, Brave Heroes, cats
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Tuesday, September 7, 2021

New Release: Angel Brave, Azura Chronicles Book 3 - by Vijaya Schartz


Order ANGEL BRAVE now, to be delivered September 1, 2021 HERE 
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Keoke Mahoe, Zephyrian spy for the Resistance, slips through Azura’s impenetrable defenses to deliver a perilous message to their leader. But Lady Valoria fiercely protects her planet. Any intruder, especially one who kills animals for food, is promptly terminated.

Besides, what Keoke suggests is unthinkable... and punishable by death. Yet, Valoria enjoys his audacity, his noble heart, his ability to cheat death, and his smile… to the chagrin of Eris the Amazon, her best friend, bodyguard, and would-be lover.

But in the farthest confines of the galaxy, an old enemy is rising again. And this time, even Azura's Avenging Angels may not be able to stop the onslaught of darkness upon all civilized life.

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Angel Brave is the last book in the Azura Chronicles series, but don’t worry, my winged Avenging Angels will continue their fight against evil. As for Azura, it will probably make cameo appearances in my future novels. Yes, the Azura universe will go on…

In the meantime, you can read the Byzantium Space Station series set in the same universe, with a few angel characters from Azura.

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Next year, get ready for a spinoff sci-fi romance series named “Blue Phantom.” But this will be the topic of next month’s post…

Until then, keep reading.

Vijaya Schartz, author
Strong Heroines, Brave Heroes, cats