April Prompt Challenge

At the beginning of March, I posted a prompt challenge for a complete scene instead of just a caption. Behold the prompt:

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And the winner is Katherine H!

I carried the flag that day.

There were riots in the street, as there had always been. There were police everywhere, as there had always been. There were people hurt that day, as there had always been.

But this day was different, because today, I carried the flag.

I carried it proudly, my head held high, my chest puffed out, while my feet steadily beat the staccato notes I had dreamed about for years.

They followed behind, the true, the loyal the brave.

And we marched on.

The days would go on as they always had, but throughout the years to come I could look back on that day.

I carried the flag that day.

I carried the flag for freedom.

 

writing prompt

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You have 100-250 words to write a short story/scene that goes with this picture. You have until April 30th to submit your scene in the comments below. I’ll announce the winner in March.  Anyone can enter, but keep your entries clean. No swearing, no gore or sensuality. Have fun!

Shadows of the Hersweald Blog Tour and Wrap-up

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Welcome to the final day of the Shadows of the Hersweald blog tour!!!

Defeated was bad enough.
Now Haydn is pardoned.
But with Tauscher’s rebels free, can Haydn save those he cares for before it is too late?

Find out today in Shadows of the Hersweald: a Hansel and Gretel novella.

Click the picture above to buy the novella or check out the posts below for cool things like interviews and quotes!

Rebeca Morgan – Interview, quote

Wysteria Campion – Review, interview, quotes

Sarah – Review, interview, sneak peek

Catherine Regitz

Fan art by Catherine Regitz

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Fan art by Morgan Smith

Blog Tour Wrap Up:

Monday

Cela Day – Review

Brie Donning – Review, sneak peek

Erudessa Aranduriel – Interview, quote

Raechel – Quotes

Tuesday

S. F. – Review, interview, quote

Audrey Caylin – sneak peek

Ivy Rose – Quotes

Wednesday

Marrok Macintyre – Interview

Rebekah – sneak peek

Thursday

Hannah Whatley – Review, interview, quote

Daleen Cowgar – Review

Shadows of the Hersweald Blog Tour: Day 5

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Welcome to the fifth and second to last day of the Shadows of the Hersweald Blog tour!

Defeated.
Pardoned.
The war is over.
But can Haydn save those he cares for from his former comrades and rebels before it is too late?

Find out today in Shadows of the Hersweald: a Hansel and Gretel novella.

Click the picture above to buy the novella or check out the posts below for cool things like interviews and quotes!

Hannah Whatley – Review, interview, quote

Daleen Cowgar – Review

And here I am… celebrating my novella release with my sister and onion rings last night.

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Shadows of the Hersweald Blog Tour: Day 4

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Welcome to the fourth day of the Shadows of the Hersweald Blog tour! Only two more days left!

Defeated.
Pardoned.
The war is over.
But can Haydn save those he cares for from his former comrades and rebels before it is too late?

Find out today in Shadows of the Hersweald: a Hansel and Gretel novella.

Click the picture above to buy the novella or check out the posts below for cool things like interviews and quotes!

Marrok Macintyre – Interview

Rebekah – sneak peek

And I have… you guessed it. Another collage. 😀

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by Morgan Smith

 

Shadows of the Hersweald Blog Tour: Day 3

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Welcome to the third day of the Shadows of the Hersweald Blog tour!

Defeated was bad enough.
Now Haydn is pardoned.
But with Tauscher’s rebels free, can Haydn save those he cares for before it is too late?

Find out today in Shadows of the Hersweald: a Hansel and Gretel novella.

Click the picture above to buy the novella or check out the posts below for cool things like interviews and quotes!

S. F. – Review, interview, quote

Audrey Caylin – sneak peek

Ivy Rose – Quotes

Another Shadows of the Hersweald collage. 🙂

 

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Compiled by Morgan Smith

 

Shadows of the Hersweald Blog Tour: Day 2

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Welcome to the second day of the Shadows of the Hersweald Blog tour! Click the picture above to see the novella or check out the posts below for cool things like sneak peeks and interviews!

Brie Donning – Review, sneak peek

Erudessa Aranduriel – Interview, quote

Raechel – Quotes

Cela Day – Review

And now, because I like pictures, here is a collage a good friend, Morgan, created.

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Gorawen, sister of Haydn

 

Shadows of the Hersweald: Launch Day!!!

It is here!!! Shadows of the Hersweald is live and you can now buy and read it at your pleasure!

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They would have to come that afternoon. Haydn glared at the rutted road twisted away from the gate beneath him, slithering into the shadows of the Harsweald. And what was the flaming idea behind leaving him in charge? Nerthach in the hands of a criminal… that would put them all in the good graces of the province governor, no questions asked.

A battered soldier from a defeated army, Haydn knows there is only one end to the arrival of the Prince’s governor. Except he hasn’t counted on the Prince himself. Or the pardon which his recent foe has declared to acquit all those who fought against him.

A pardon Haydn detests.

A pardon that refuses to punish the rebels now threatening his own village. And his sister.

Guilt-ridden from his own actions during the war, Haydn knows there are others who have no conscience at all. Others who are using the freedom of the pardon to forward their own desperate schemes.

With enemies closing in on all sides, a pardon that refuses punishment, and nightmares of murder and fire haunting his every thought, will Haydn recognize the truth or will his fear condemn everything he loves to destruction?

Although the history of Aslaria and the conflict between the Prince and the rebel, Tauscher, flow chronologically through the series, each novella in the Legends of Light series is a stand-alone story. Each novella focuses on one of the nine aspects of the Fruit of the Spirit while twisting fairy tales in a clean, exciting, and inspiring manner.

Buy Now

Add on Goodreads

 

Shadows of the Hersweald Blog Tour: Day 1

And so it begins… 😀

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Welcome to the Shadows of the Hersweald blog tour! I already posted about it Friday… which was an accident because that post was supposed to come out today but it works out this way too.

Tomorrow is the big day when Shadows of the Hersweald finally launches! *grins* And today, I’m sharing the trailer I put together for this Hansel and Gretel retelling!

Click here to buy the novella!

Make sure to check back the rest of this week for special posts about Shadows of the Hersweald. Here is a schedule of what you can expect.

Monday, March 27

Brie Donning – Review, sneak peak

Erudessa Aranduriel – Interview, quotes

Tuesday, March 28

Catherine Regitz – Book review

Raechel – Quotes

S. F. – Review, interview, quotes

Wednesday, March 29

Audrey Caylin – sneak peek

Ivy Rose – Quotes

Thursday, March 30

Marrok Macintyre – Interview

Rebekah – sneak peek

Friday, March 31

Elle – Review, interview

Hannah Whatley – Review, interview, quotes

Saturday, April 1

Sarah – Review, interview, sneak peek

Wysteria Campion – Review, interview, quotes

Rebeca Morgan – Interview, quotes

Shadows of the Hersweald Fan Art

Shadows of the Hersweald fan art by my friend, Tasha

Shadows of the Hersweald Blog Tour: Day 1

Caption Challenge: March #3

First the winners from the last challenge:

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Caption Challenge winner is: Kate Flournoy

‘Loyalty is not something to be bought at the price of death. A man may die a thousand times for something else… sir.’

Six-Word-Story: Annie Twitchell

“Darkness shattered, but so did he.”

Congratulations, guys! And now for this week’s collage:

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Anyone can enter this caption challenge; the only requirement is that you keep your entries clean.🙂 You’ve two entries (you can pick one, or two both). One entry is a caption, the other is a six-word-story (which needs to tell a story, not just be a six word caption). I’ll post the winner in two weeks, as well as the next caption challenge!

Shadows of the Hersweald Blog Tour

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Welcome to the launch of Shadows of the Hersweald, the third novella in the Legends of Light series! If you enjoy Christian fantasy and fairy tale retellings, you’ll want to check out this Hansel and Gretel novella.

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They would have to come that afternoon. Haydn glared at the rutted road twisted away from the gate beneath him, slithering into the shadows of the Harsweald. And what was the flaming idea behind leaving him in charge? Tregaron in the hands of a criminal… that would put them all in the good graces of the province governor, no questions asked.

A battered soldier from a defeated army, Haydn knows there is only one end to the arrival of the Prince’s governor. Except he hasn’t counted on the Prince himself. Or the pardon which his recent foe has declared to acquit all those who fought against him.

A pardon Haydn detests.

A pardon that refuses to punish the rebels now threatening his own village. And his sister.

Guilt-ridden from his own actions during the war, Haydn knows there are others who have no conscience at all. Others who are using the freedom of the pardon to forward their own desperate schemes.

With enemies closing in on all sides, a pardon that refuses punishment, and nightmares of murder and fire haunting his every thought, will Haydn recognize the truth or will his fear condemn everything he loves to destruction?

Buy Now

Although the history of Aslaria and the conflict between the Prince and the rebel, Tauscher, flow chronologically through the series, each novella in the Legends of Light series is a stand-alone story. Each novella focuses on one of the nine aspects of the Fruit of the Spirit while twisting fairy tales in a clean, exciting, and inspiring manner.

Add on Goodreads

Buy now on Kindle, iTunes, and Smashwords

Keep an eye open, because I’ll be posting links to others taking part in the blog tour, where you can find quotes, sneak peeks, and interviews!

Shadows of the Hersweald Blog Tour