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Fade Into Me by Charity Bradford

Fade Into Me

by Charity Bradford

Giveaway ends February 28, 2015.

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Friday, January 23, 2015

FADE INTO ME is now Available!

I can't believe I forgot to post that here!

On Wednesday everything was finalized and I hit distribute. The first thing I did was order the copies needed to fulfill the Kickstarter rewards. As soon as they get to me, I'll sign and mail them straight to those who pledged. I can't wait until you get them!

As an author the one thing I enjoy the most is hearing people talk about the story. Ask questions, share your favorite scene or lines. Please! It's so helpful to know what I'm doing right in this process of growing as a writer. I might be a glutton for punishment, but I also like to know what's NOT working.

Here's the thing, FADE INTO ME really took on a life of its own. The story is more than just my normal escape from reality. For the first time there is a message that I hope people will take away from it. Maybe that's why I feel this novel is so much stronger. The message is something I feel strongly about.

You are worthy of love. No matter what secrets are in your past.

Now Available on Amazon
Read the first two chapters HERE

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

First Review on Amazon for FADE INTO ME

FADE INTO ME is now available on Amazon!

It's finally official. You can buy the print now and the kindle version is available for pre-order. It will be live and delivered to your kindle on Monday.

To celebrate I'm sharing the first review that was posted on Amazon. It's from fellow author Elizabeth Naranjo. I love the way she sums up this story.

4/5 Stars--Caedan Frey has a duty to fulfill, one that involves marrying a human girl before his next birthday. He’s been holding out for true love but is running out of time.

Ryanne Killian has lost her faith in Prince Charming and the whole idea of happily ever after. She judges her worth by the scars on her back, and it’s not a pretty sight.

When Caedan meets Ryanne, he knows instantly she is the one. But first he has to restore her faith in love, and then convince her she belongs with him in the world of Ireas, an alternate dimension on Earth.

Fade Into Me is told from alternating points of view—Caedan’s and Ryanne’s—and the story takes place in two worlds. The author does a nice job creating the world of Ireas, a place where colors are vibrant and changing, playing “like joyful children.” Caedan is a likeable hero, but flawed in that he underestimates Ryanne and what it will take to win her heart. To accomplish that, he needs to find out what Ryanne’s hiding—a painful secret that has destroyed her belief in herself and in others.

The book has a nice balance of romance and fantasy. The story is well-paced and the writing full of gems. I enjoyed the way both characters learned that something they took for granted was much more complex. For Ryanne, that was reality itself, and for Caedan, it was a woman’s heart.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

The First Insecurities of 2015

Purpose: To share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds!

Posting: The first Wednesday of every month is officially Insecure Writer’s Support Group day. Post your thoughts on your own blog. Talk about your doubts and the fears you have conquered. Discuss your struggles and triumphs. Offer a word of encouragement for others who are struggling. Visit others in the group and connect with your fellow writer - aim for a dozen new people each time.

I'm currently #80.

Can I hear a "Woot, woot!" for the new year? Maybe, just maybe this will be the year we shed our insecurities for good.

Hey, we can hope!

For the most part I'm very optimistic right now. FADE INTO ME is progressing nicely and should be out by the end of the month. I'm confident in the story, more than I was with THE MAGIC WAKES. It's easy to see that the actual writing is improving. There's more to learn, but this new novel feels like the proof I needed that I can learn and get better.

That hope should translate to the editing of Talia's second book. *fingers crossed*

My insecurities have only flirted with me so far this year, and it's because I played the comparing game. Here's the deal. I've always loved science fiction. However, its the old guys I read. Clarke, Asimov, Bova, Bradbury, Heinlein, etc. The Sci channel is currently rerunning a series called "Prophets of Science Fiction." Watching drives home to me that I'm really NOT a science fiction writer. For a moment it made me sad, and then I realized something.

I'm not a science fiction writer like the writers I love because I'm writing for a different audience and for different reasons. It's not because I'm not smart enough. With research I could really beef up the science side of my novels. However, while I love exploring the physics and engineering side of things when I read, when I sit down it doesn't feel important to the story I'm writing.

Those great men were exploring ideas. Asking questions to figure out where we come from, our purpose on earth, where we're going, etc. They felt the need to find ways to accomplish the things they wrote about. Because of that, they predicted and set into motion many technological advances.

I don't feel that drive. I write to explore characters and their emotional journey. It just happens that my settings are generally otherworldly. My purpose is escapism. And I'm good with that. :)

Do you ever make the mistake of comparing yourself to other writers? Which ones?
Coming January 31st
You can read the first 2 chapters on my website.
You can also sign up to win a free signed copy on Goodreads.

Monday, December 22, 2014

Merry Christmas!

Sorry it's been so quiet around here all month. I've been sick, working, editing, planning, shopping and now I'm enjoying the holidays with my family.

Here's hoping you're enjoying something wonderful with those you love this week!

I'll see you next week with news and updates about Fade Into Me and the Bold New Worlds contest. In the meantime, if you'd like to help us improve our writing site Unicorn Bell, head over there and fill out a short survey to tell us what you need from a writing blog.


Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Time is Moving Slow!

At least if feels slow. It's been 11 days since the end of my Kickstarter, and I have to wait 14 before transferring funds to my account. I can't do anything until then.

I have a nifty excel spreadsheet listing everything I need to order and pay for on Friday. It's weird because I've never been so anxious to blow through money in my life. Really. Shopping has never been my thing. Stuff is just stuff.

However, the thought of paying for editing services and typesetting, as well as ordering books, bookmarks and magnets is so exciting I can barely stand it!

Until then, I'm looking for people to participate in a blog tour and or review the book. Just fill out the form below.

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