Sunday, July 13, 2014

Sacrificial Blood

I'm happy to say that my book, Sacrificial Blood, has been re-edited and re-released as of July 12, 2014.  The cover has not changed nor has the story.  It just needed some refining on the overall story and Don's back story.  If you get a chance, check it out at Sacrificial Blood

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Summoned by Rainy Kaye

Another great book!  Here's my review for Summoned by Rainy Kaye. 

"Summoned was a fantastic, unique, and genuinely twisted story of fate, bonding, and one SEXY genie, Dim! I love the angle and the twisted concept of the old genie tale! This is one outstanding novel that is sure to capture everyone's heart. Make sure to summon up your copy and engage yourself in a page turning, erotic, and dynamite killer novel! I highly recommend this one." 

Bad Elements revisions

So, things are certainly underway with the changes to the original novel, Bad Elements: Crystal Dragon.  It looks much better, and I have to say, I'm very happy with the changes.  Several things are happening with it right now. 

1.  Crystal Dragon has officially been split in half and is turning into two books, the first half titled, Crystal Dragon (of course, we can't change the original title), the second half titled, Blood for Blood. 

2.  I'm very excited to say that the re-editing has been completed on Crystal Dragon.  YAY!

3.  The edits are in mid-conversion of being applied to the print copy.  The E-Book has already been completed, so for those of you who have been to Amazon, and have noticed a change in the number of pages, yes, that is the revised manuscript. ;)

4.  The cover has been completed, but has not been applied to the book yet.  Very soon though!

As soon as the book is complete, I will set the release date.  I hope you are excited!  I know I am.  

I presume you might have more questions in regards to the second installment in the Bad Elements series, Blood for Blood.  Please keep in mind that Blood for Blood is the last half of Crystal Dragon, so if you're looking forward to reading the original sequel to the original Crystal Dragon, remember that book is going to become the third book, The Hybrid. 

FAQ's for the Bad Elements Series

Q.  Is Blood for Blood going to be re-edited like Crystal Dragon was? 
A.  Yes, it is.  That is the next project on the agenda.  As a matter of fact, I have already started re-editing it.  My other writing projects have been put on hold. 

Q.  Why are you having the books re-edited? 
A.  Unfortunately, there were some things in the original manuscript that should have been edited but were not.  I'd like to apologize to you, my fans, for putting the rest of the series on hold while I have the books revised, but I'm hoping you are excited for the changes just as much as I am.  Once the first two books go through their changes, everything will be back on track.  

Q.  I heard the cover to Crystal Dragon is also going through a revision?  Is that true?  And, if so, what is happening to the original artwork that was on it?
A.  Yes, the cover is also changing.  The original artwork that was on the cover is remaining, but is also going through a change.  The original artwork, "Butterfly", which was drawn by my daughter, Bridget, has been picked up by a fabulous graphic designer, who has added his artistic talent to her artwork.  Yes, Bridget, has already seen the finished project, and is very happy with it, as well.

Q.  I heard the sequel to the original novel was already started.  Have you started it, or is it finished?    
A.  The original sequel, The Hybrid, which is now becoming the third installment in the series, is finished.  It too, just needs to go through editing.  

Q.  How many books are going to be in the series? 
A.  Hmm, as far as it stands now, there are going to be four books in the series.  I'll leave it at that for now. ;)

 If you have more questions, please let me know, and I'll make sure to answer them for you.  

Friday, January 31, 2014

Coming in March 2014 - Summoned by Rainy Kaye

Excited to be a part of the Cover Reveal for my friend and previous editor, Rainy Kaye! 


Blurb

Twenty-three year old Dimitri has to do what he is told—literally. Controlled by a paranormal bond, he is forced to use his wits to fulfill unlimited deadly wishes made by multimillionaire Karl Walker.

Dimitri has no idea how his family line became trapped in the genie bond. He just knows resisting has never ended well. When he meets Syd—assertive, sexy, intelligent Syd—he becomes determined to make her his own. Except Karl has ensured Dimitri can't tell anyone about the bond, and Syd isn't the type to tolerate secrets.

Then Karl starts sending him away on back-to-back wishes. Unable to balance love and lies, Dimitri sets out to uncover Karl's ultimate plan and put it to an end. But doing so forces him to confront the one wish he never saw coming—the wish that will destroy him.

Summoned is represented by Rossano Trentin of TZLA.


Author Bio

Rainy Kaye is an aspiring overlord. In the mean time, she blogs at Rainy of the Dark and writes paranormal novels from her lair somewhere in Phoenix, Arizona. When not plotting world domination, she enjoys getting lost around the globe, studying music so she can sing along with symphonic metal bands, and becoming distracted by Twitter Rainy of the Dark. She is represented by Rossano Trentin of TZLA.

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Saturday, January 25, 2014

In the Works

Though it seems like it is taking forever to get the Bad Elements series written, re-edited, and re-designed, I would like to let you know that there is much going on behind the scenes. I have several ideas and projects in the works, including a spinoff of the Bad Elements series. That is at a much later time though.

In the meantime, I'd like to catch you up on everything that is forthcoming. Here is the work in progress:

Novels

Bad Elements series -  (Horror, Urban Fantasy, Action, Paranomal, Erotica, Female POV, Mature Content)
Crystal Dragon (first) - Published but going through another edit, secondary edit is at 55% (Expected release date in 2014)
Blood for Blood (second) - Currently with my Editor (Expected release date 2014)
The Hybrid (third) - Currently with my Editor
Rise of the Underground - (forth) - Outlined
Pre-quel untitled - Planning

Bad Elements spinoff - (series name untitled) Young Adult Fiction
Book One Untitled - Outline Stages

Two book series - (Religious Horror, Thriller, Mature Content)
The Shadow of Evil - Currently writing
The Shadow of Death - Outline stages

The Owning - Outline Stages (Psychological Thriller, Erotica, Mature Content, Strong Violence)

And, the Dead Walk - Outline Stages - Zombie style!! (Horror, Thriller, Mature Content, Action, Strong Gore and Violence)

Novellas

Book Untitled - Zombie style!! (Horror, Thriller, Erotica, Mature Content) - outline stage

Book Untitled - Alien style!! (Horror, Thriller) - Outline stage

Two Part series
Sacrificial Blood - Published - Book One - Short Story (Horror, Thriller)
Book two untitled - novella (Horror, Thriller, Strong Violence, Mature Content) - outline stage

Book Untitled - (Horror, Thriller, Mature Content) - outline stage

Book Untitled - Alien style!! (Science Fiction, Horror, Thriller, Action, Mature Content) - planning stage

Book Untitled - Monster style!! (Horror) - planning stage

Book Untitled (Psychological Thriller, Mature Content, Erotica) - planning stage

These are just a few of the books I have developed a storyline for and have begun, whether it's planning, or outlined stages. The books may not be written in the order they are written on this list. Currently, my top priorities are the Bad Elements series and The Shadow of Evil.

Summoned by Rainy Kaye



Twenty-three year old Dimitri has to do what he is told—literally. Controlled by a paranormal bond, he is forced to use his wits to fulfill unlimited deadly wishes made by multimillionaire Karl Walker.

Dimitri has no idea how his family line became trapped in the genie bond. He just knows resisting has never ended well. When he meets Syd—assertive, sexy, intelligent Syd—he becomes determined to make her his own. Except Karl has ensured Dimitri can't tell anyone about the bond, and Syd isn't the type to tolerate secrets.

Then Karl starts sending him away on back-to-back wishes. Unable to balance love and lies, Dimitri sets out to uncover Karl's ultimate plan and put it to an end. But doing so forces him to confront the one wish he never saw coming--the wish that will destroy him.

Summoned is represented by Rossano Trentin of TZLA.

Note: Summoned contains strong language, mature themes, erotic content, and violence. 

Look for the book release in March 2014! 


Want to learn more about Rainy Kaye? Follow her here at Rainy of the Dark


Saturday, January 4, 2014

2014 PROJECTS

As I sit here at my kitchen table, I look back to last year, and then forward to this upcoming year. Like I said before, 2013 was a transitional year for me. Honestly, I should say for us, my husband and I. Many things are in the works and I have a very busy schedule ahead of me. As some of you are aware, I pulled my debut novel, Bad Elements: Crystal Dragon, from a small publishing house and re-released it with Cryptic Bones Publishing. Granted, it was a quick release to get the book back on the market, so there were some minor changes with the cover. Cryptic Bones Publishing, my husband and I, knew that a few changes needed to be made. First off, the book cover. The original artwork, "Butterfly" was created by my daughter, Bridget Mullican. Though, I really didn't want to take it off of the cover, I opted for a change, preferably still with my daughter's artwork on it. Luck happened to come by when my new editor, Rainy Kaye appeared. A graphic designer, Kris Wagner, whom she is friends with, loved the butterfly. Hence, changes were made, with the butterfly still on the cover. We went through a couple of different cover options and finally settled on one. 

Two, re-edit. As a writer, I realize I'm going to be critiqued and that not everyone is going to like my book. That's fine and all but when you receive a book review that is so bad, one which makes you go back through your book with a fine tooth comb, you ask yourself, "Did the previous editor do what was needed for my book?" As I combed through mine, I decided, you know what, it needs to be re-edited. So, currently, Crystal Dragon is back under revision, and quite thankfully, I will admit. Rainy has done a fantastic job with it! She's picking up stuff the previous editor didn't. 

Third and lastly, book reviews and endorsements! They are difficult to get from other authors when they are busy and really don't have the time to do a book review. I've propositioned several authors, most of whom have turned me down due to time constraints. Crystal Dragon in it's original manuscript was almost 500 pages. The minute I told other authors the page length, they immediately said, "Sorry, I just don't have time to read it." Sigh! On to the next author.

So, Rainy approached me with the idea of cutting the book in half and making two books out of one. (At this point, I'll be quite honest and say, yes, I have thought about doing this before.) My husband supported the idea as well. There are a couple of advantages to this. One, it will be a little easier to get book reviews and endorsements. Two, this puts more books on the market thus more "sales". Three, financial agreements are a little easier to finance. 

So, what happened?

As most of you know, I agreed to the split of the book. The original Crystal Dragon is in the process of becoming two books. The first book in the Bad Elements series, Crystal Dragon will remain Crystal Dragon (of course, this seems the most logical thing to do). The second half of Crystal Dragon is going to be the second book in the series, Blood for Blood. The third book in the series, is The Hybrid. 

So, with that said, the third edition of Bad Elements: Crystal Dragon will be re-released in 2014 with the new cover and edits. For those of you who have read the original Crystal Dragon, don't worry, you don't have to pick up a new copy of the book, the edits are minor. The release date has not been set yet. 

As for Blood for Blood and The Hybrid, my editor has both books at this time. She is working on them, as well as other books, so once again, the release date for the second and third installments are not set. Once, I am able to set some dates and times, you'll be the first to know, okay maybe second. My family is generally the first. 

Question: So, you may be asking yourself, "Okay then, in between edits on the Bad Elements series, are you working on another book?"
Answer: Yes, The Shadow of Evil is currently underway but unfortunately, the Bad Elements series is taking priority at this time. So, when edits are completed by Rainy, they come back to me for completion which of course takes time away from the book that is being written. 

Question: Is The Shadow of Evil the next in line in the Bad Elements series?
Answer: No, it's not. It is a religious/horror novel unaffiliated with the series. 

Question: Will there be another book in the Bad Elements series?
Answer: Ah, good question. Yes, there will be. I'm taking a momentary break from the series to work on The Shadow of Evil. Once I'm done with The Shadow of Evil, I will most likely jump on the fourth book in the Bad Elements series. 

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please feel free to ask. I look forward to hearing from you. 
~ Lynn Mullican 

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

HAPPY NEW YEARS EVE, EVERYONE! What did you do for the new years? As for myself, I relaxed at home with my hubby, cuddled up to a movie and ate some chocolate. With that said, I'm going to start 2014 off right. Going to cinch the belt in tighter on the funds and do some things that I want to do for myself, my husband, and the family. Going to go on some adventures this year, experience some new things, overcome obstacles to make my books bestsellers (okay, maybe that's a little outlandish right now but hey, got to start somewhere, right? DETERMINATION IS THE KEY!), lose some more weight, spend more quality time with the family and with friends, pay some more bills off, maintain a healthier lifestyle, learn to relax more and not stress as much, and ENJOY MY LIFE! 2013 was a transitional year, a much needed year to get some things straightened out; monetary, personal, writing, etc. I'm still in a little bit of a transitional state with some things, but everything is starting to move in a more positive and productive direction. There have been some hurdles but I/WE have overcome some of them and we're looking forward to 2014 with a new and vigoress determination. BRING ON 2014!!!! 



Saturday, June 22, 2013

Readers, Feedback Please...?

READERS, FEEDBACK PLEASE - I've heard alot about book length from readers & publishers. Does book length matter when it comes to your decision on whether you want to read a book? If so, why? 

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

SACRIFICIAL BLOOD IS NOW AVAILABLE FOR .99 CENTS ON AMAZON!!!

ANNOUNCEMENT: 


I'm happy to announce that Sacrificial Blood is available for .99 cents on Amazon.com. It is ONLY available on E-Book at this time. If you get a chance, please check it out. I'm excited about it! Just a forewarning - this is not a full length novel like my previous book, Bad Elements: Crystal Dragon. This is a short story that I had written back in 2010. I'm thinking about actually writing a longer fictional story using Sacrificial Blood as the prelude to it. I hope everybody enjoys it! If you would like to write a book review for it on Amazon, please do. Thanks again! 




Saturday, May 25, 2013

Sequel in the Bad Elements series - The Hybrid

GOOD NEWS! I am very excited to say that the second installment in the Bad Elements series has finally been written. It is getting ready to go to the Editor very soon. I hope everybody enjoys it as much as I enjoyed writing it. There are some new characters, along with some old characters and I even dug up a few bones here and there to revive. Unfortunately, I do not have a release date just yet. My Editor has other books to edit, so mine will fall in line behind those so I'll keep you updated as the book progresses. 

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Kickstarter Project for the Bad Elements Series - 1st Book "Crystal Dragon", 2nd Book "The Hybrid", 3rd - TBA


I'm really not into spamming and really try not to do so but I am working on some projects for the Bad Elements series of my books. The first book, "Crystal Dragon" was previously published with a small publishing house. Unfortunately, there were some issues and the book was pulled. I immediately put it back out with a different cover though the original artwork known as "The Butterfly" was drawn up by my daughter, Bridget Mullican. The artwork still remains her work and her copyright.

Though, I'm still smitten with her gothic style "Butterfly", I was approached by Kris Wagner, whom apparently a "LARGE MOTION PICTURE COMPANY" is looking at to do some work for them, to revamp Bridget's butterfly along with creating a whole new cover for the book. We went through several different covers and finally settled on one, which I think everybody will like.

Along with that said, there were also some other issues discovered within the book itself. I've been approached with comments, questions and concerns regarding some of the editing that had been completed before the first publication. So I decided just for publication concern, that I would have the book re-edited again, this time by my new editor, Rainy.

A few months ago, my husband and I actually had the opportunity to sit down and meet Rainy for the first time. We went over several ideas, thoughts, projects, goals and expectations. After our meeting with her, we were pretty confident and happy with the end result. Rainy would be my new editor.

Now, everybody knows with getting published comes the fun part, available funds. Unfortunately, due to circumstances beyond our control, my husband was out of work for awhile so budget and funds were extremely tight and still are. We are in the process of climbing right back up that ladder but luckily we met Rainy and in our discussion she mentioned a website called Kickstarter. I believe I had heard about it before but really didn't know what it was.

After researching it, I decided yes, I would go ahead and do this. So, FINALLY it is up! Yay! This is a good thing as I or I should say, we (my husband is a huge fan of mine - that's a good thing as he helped me an interview with FOX News) have many, many, many outstanding and fun ideas for my book/series. Currently, I'm looking at creating a trilogy for the series. With any funds that are pledged, I'm going to use them to pay my editor - Rainy, pay my graphic designer - Kris Wagner and any extra funds after that go towards incentives to the readers, marketing, promotion, and included, I have a few SECRETS that I'd like to keep hidden at this moment. But, if I can reach my goal, then you'll be seeing some great projects and fun stuff!

I don't want to reveal too much at this time, so you'll just have to be patient and if you're interested, you can pledge. I've already had many discussions with friends and family that are interested in having fun helping with this project.

Just to give you some incentive, I will let you know that I am close to finishing the editing to the sequel in the Bad Elements series, "The Hybrid." Please be patient with me and if you are interested, please check out the Kickstarter page. Pledges are as low as $1. Every little bit helps and it goes to a great cause. One hint I'm really hoping to reveal to family, friends and fans, is that "I WOULD LOVE TO SEE MY CHARACTERS COME ALIVE! EVEN IF IT'S ONLY FOR ABOUT 3 MINUTES THOUGH I WOULD PREFER TO SEE THEM COME ALIVE FOR A LOT LONGER THAN THAT!"  (hint, hint)

Well, time to get busy on the sequel. I'd love to get this to my editor before the end of the month. :)

Kickstarter Project - Bad Elements: Crystal Dragon

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Treason Book Tour March 4 - March 31


Ourea has always been a deadly place. The lichgates tying the hidden world to Earth keep its creatures at bay—for now. 

Kara Magari ignited a war when she stumbled into Ourea and found the Grimoire: a powerful artifact filled with secrets. To protect the one person she has left, she strikes a deal that goes against everything she believes in. But things don’t go as planned. 

Braeden Drakonin can no longer run from who—and what—he is. He has to face the facts. He’s a prince. He’s a murderer. He’s a wanted man. And after a betrayal that leaves him heartbroken, he’s out for blood.

To survive, both Kara and Braeden must become the evil each has grown to hate. 


Author Bio: S.M. Boyce is a fantasy and paranormal fiction novelist who also dabbles in contemporary fiction and comedy. Her B.A. in Creative Writing also qualifies her to serve you french fries. She updates her blog a few times each week so that you have something to wake you up in the morning. 





Friday, January 4, 2013

Get to Know the Author


Since publishing my first book, I've been asked many questions about it, some which I find are a bit interesting. Some of those questions were, "Why did you write such a thick book? Why did you make it so long? Why not shorten it? Why not make it into a couple of different books?" Even my first publisher suggested I keep in mind the length of my novel when writing it. He wanted me to keep it under a certain number of pages, which as I was writing the sequel, I attempted to do. Needless to say it's a bit longer than what he wanted and I'm publishing this on my own now. Well, for those of you who would like to know the answer, here it is: "I didn't try to make Crystal Dragon as long as it is, and I didn't try to shorten it by any means. Crystal Dragon is a product of my imagination. For those of you who prefer shorter stories, I apologize, but I'm not cutting down any part of my creativity and imagination when it comes to my thought process. When I started it, I did not have any specific number of pages or length to which I was going to set as a goal. Granted, I might have been able to cut Crystal Dragon into two books, but unfortunately for my fans, I am pretty stubborn and wanted to keep it as one because it is one story, not two. At one point, I had considered cutting it into two novels, only because one publisher was considering my book, and they do have specific guidelines for their novels but once again, I am stubborn and wanted to keep it as one. Besides, they never picked up my novel anyway, so it was okay (and no, it was not due to the length)." Q & A: Now, this is where I pose a question to you, the FANS, AUTHORS, WRITERS, etc! "As an author, how many have you been asked to shorten a novel and what was the reason why? Was it due to cost? Or were there other reasons behind it? Do you feel that by shortening your novel, you were being asked to cut off your creativity at some point? Did it make you feel that you had to completely re-write and re-organize your thought process on how the story was going to end/begin/play out, etc.? As a fan/reader, how many of you do prefer shorter novels vs. a 400+ page book and why? What books have you read that you feel the author should have cut the book in two or shortened it, and why?" Thank you for your input! I look forward to reading what YOU have to say.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Bad Elements: Crystal Dragon Book Giveaway on Goodreads

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Bad Elements by Lynn Mullican

Bad Elements

by Lynn Mullican

Giveaway ends November 29, 2012.

See the giveaway details at Goodreads.

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