Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Concisus Cover

Yeah I know it's on my Amazon page, but I figured I'd make it easier for everyone to find and post it here as well :)



The novel's still at the editors, but I'll update everyone a soon as I get it back. 

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Sneak Peak at Concisus Cover

Visit the Indie Book Blowout 12 days of Christmas . Shop for some great book and follow the Verita link to Amazon. Once there, click on my name to visit my Author's Page and get a sneak peak at the cover to Concisus, book 2 in the Verita Series.

No this is not the Cover!

But I thought it might give you a laugh. 

This is just a rough idea of what I wanted for the cover.
I'm thrilled with how the final cover looks.


Monday, December 19, 2011

12 Days of Christmas

Today is the 8th day of the IndieBookBlowout 12 days of Christmas.

It's also the day that Fast-Tracked is featured.


Check out Fast-Tracked and many other great eBooks.



Friday, December 16, 2011

Furry Little Giveaway Winner

Congratulations to Christina.

As the only person to submit a meerkit drawing, she is the uncontested winner.
Unfortunately that means there will be no pole to vote on, but don’t worry,
I’ll think of some more fun things to do next month.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Indie Book Blowout!!

COMING December 12 – 24
The INDIEBOOKBLOWOUT EXTRAVAGANZA!
Verita, Fast-Tracked, & dozens of others novels availible for just99¢!

PLUS lots of prizes including a new Kindle!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Name the Blob Winner

Congratulations to Cristina. Her suggestion of Lapideus Limax - Max for short is the winning name. Christina has won a sign copy of Verita. Plus keep an eye out for Lapideus Limax, he’ll be appearing in Concisus (Verita #2).

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Time to Vote - Name the Blob

I received some really creative name suggestions. Now it's time for everyone to choose a winner. 
Poll ends on Dec 7th.

A furry little giveaway.

Anyone who’s read Verita knows what a meerkit is. Now through December 15th, draw a picture of a meerkit for a chance to win a signed copy of Verita or Concisus(as soon as its released.)
You don’t need to be an artist – one winner will be chosen randomly and the other will be chosen by a Goodread’s poll. Just draw your idea of what a meerkit looks like and e-mail it to me at TracyRozzlynn (at) gmail (dot) com. I will then post the picture for everyone to see. Please note the name I should list with the picture or if you wish to remain anonymous.

Only one entry per person.

Happy drawing :)



By Christina

Two Kindle books for the price of one!

Happy Hollidays!

In the spirit of giving, now through December 7th, when you purchase a kindle copy of Verita or Fast-tracked, I will give a second copy of the same book to the person of your choosing.

First purchase your copy. Then email me the details section of your receipt (it contains the order number and title of the book, but no personal information.) Provide the e-mail of the person you’d like to receive the book and the date you’d like them to receive it. Please note any special message you’d like me to include, otherwise I will simply note that the book is a gift sent at your request.

You can also gift Verita and Fast-Tracked to someone else and use that receipt to get a free copy to also gift or keep for yourself.

My email is TracyRozzlynn (at) gmail (dot) com

Monday, November 14, 2011

Name the Blob

Name the blob and win a signed paperback copy of Verita.

The second book in the Verita series is almost finished, but I have a creature without a name. Now through the end of November leave a comment with your suggested name.

I will then post a pole on Goodreads for everyone to vote on their favorite name. I will use the wining name in Concisus (Verita #2)

Hi. I’m a small gray blob. I’m often mistaken for a rock, even though my body is soft and pliable like a slug’s. Good luck finding my mouth. I absorb all the nutrients and water I need directly from the rocks and soil. Pure metal is like candy to me – except for copper. I really don’t like copper.  

Thank You for Supporting Our Troops

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Blog Tour de Troops and thank you for leaving such wonderful comments. It’s great to see so much support for the men and women who protect us.

Everyone should have received and e-mail with instruction on redeeming their free download of Verita. If you have not, please contact me at TracyRozllynn (at) gmail (dot) com.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Blog Tour de Troops

Hello! I hope you’re enjoying the Blog Tour de Troops. You were probably just on Anne Tibbets blog Will Write for Coffee where your comment earned you and a soldier a free copy of her young adult adventure The Beast Call.

After you’re here done please visit Susan Salluce Sip N Share with Susan and get a copy of her Dramatic novel Out of Breath.


If given the choice between my life and my daughter’s, without hesitation I would choose hers. Like most people, if asked to risk my safety for the lives of my closest friends and family, it would only take me a moment to decide that I would. But if we’re truly honest with ourselves, how many of us would risk our safety and our lives for a stranger? Or for an ideal?

That’s exactly what the men and women of our military forces do every day. Without question or hesitation they do whatever job needs to be done, wherever it needs to be done. They keep us safe. They protect the ideals of civil liberty, human rights and our freedom. They sacrifice being close to their loved ones, and the comforts of home for us. Today through the 14th, just by commenting, you can give a little back to them.  


Don’t forget. Your next stop on the tour is with Susan Salluce at her site Sip N Share with Susan



Sunday, November 6, 2011

Delayed

I recently received my Darkened Shadow’s edit back. Having a second set of eyes has made it clear to me that the novel still needs work before it’s ready to be release. I’m sorry to disappoint everyone who is waiting, but I’d rather take the extra time to give you the story you deserve rather than rush something out that’s not ready. I’m currently working on finishing up the second book in the Verita series, so most likely Darkened shadows will not be ready until early next year. Again I apologize for the wait.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

October Winners

I’m happy to announce the winners of my October giveaway.

Congratulations to both.

Kayla won a signed copy of Verita

Amanda won a signed copy of Fast-Tracked

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Cover Selected

Thank you to everyone who voted for their favorite cover. Group 3 was the winner. In that group one favorite clearly stood out.





As of today, Darkened shadows in the hands of my new editor. The entire process takes roughly three weeks, but the end result will be a professional quality edit, that all readers deserve.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Monday, September 26, 2011

You Pick the Cover

I have placed a poll on GoodReads.com. The cover that recieves the most votes between now and October 10th, will be the cover for Darkened shadows.


Darkened Shadows Release

I planned on having Darkened Shadows ready for release by the end of September. The novel itself is written, but I’ve decided to try a new editor.

The good news is that the editor comes highly recommended. The bad news it the editor comes highly recommended, so there is a bit of a wait. Fortunately, the wait isn’t too long. Darken Shadows is scheduled to be edited mid October. I apologize for the delay in the release, but I think the extra time will be worth it.

In the mean time I have designed several covers for Darken Shadows. I plan to show them on GoodReads and allow everyone to vote for their favorite. I will post the details soon.

Monday, September 19, 2011

LibraryThing Giveaway

Now through October 10th, you can enter to win a paperback copy of Verita.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Review and Giveaway

Take a look at SupaGurl Books' review of Verita and enter her giveaway.

She is giving away a paperback copy of Verita and Fast-tracked.

Enter the giveaway now.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Mahnahmahnah! vs. Hugga Wugga!


I finally got tired of my daughter thinking the Muppets were just Sesame Street or Disney characters. So You Tube to the rescue. I showed her my two favorite scenes - you guessed it Mahnahmahnah! and Hugga Wugga! She finally gets it and wants me to get the shows for her now. Unfortunately she's as unable as I am to pick a favorite out of the two.




Which one is your favorite?

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Refracted Light Ebook Giveaway

From now until August 13th, Refracted Lights Review is hosting an ebook giveaway. The winner will be able to choose from a list of 24 ebooks which includes Verita.
Refracted Light Reviews

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Awaiting my Proofs

I am anxiously awaiting my paperback proofs for both Verita and Fast-Tracked. Once I have a chance to review them, I will post the links so you can purchase your own copy for $9.99.


Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Book Updates

Fast-Tracked is currently getting edited. July 13th is the release date.

I’m in the process of making Verita available in paperback.

Currently I am working on completing both The Darkness Within and Concisus − the second book in the Verita series. My goal is to complete The Darkness Within first and then Concisus.

There is a strong chance that the title of The Darkness Within will change. There are simply too many books that share its title. Besides, now that the project has progresses, I’m not convinced that it’s the best title for the novel.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Verita Giveaway

Now through July 10th. I am giving away free eBook copies of Verita. For more details click here.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Cheryl's Book Nook

I just want to take a moment to thank Cheryl and Nancy for their wonderful book review they posted on  Cheryl's Book Nook Please take a moment to visit their blog for mine and many more review as well as a list of their current contests.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Sunday, June 19, 2011

My picture

I finally gave in and uploaded a photo of myself. It wasn't as easy a task as it sounds. Of the hundreds of pictures I have saved over the years, so very few of them are of me. I tend to be behind the camera taking the pictures. Plus I have a tendency to partially close my eyes in photos. Completely closed wouldn't be so bad, but partially closed makes me look weird. So after some searching I finally found a recent photo of myself that I like.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

What's in a Name?

Just in case you're wondering where I got the name for Verita:

Many of our planets get their name from Greek or Roman mythology. In Roman Mythology, Veritas, was the goddess of truth. In Greek mythology, she was known as Aletheia. So I decided to call my planet Veritas.

As the novels in the series progressed, the truth became a more significant theme. So I decided to use Veritas as my title. However, Brett is never given the whole truth. So Veritas became Verita. As Brett slowly uncovers the truth she must decide what, how much, and to whom she should reveal it to.


Wednesday, June 8, 2011

I Hate Picking Quotes

Today it was pointed out to me that I should add a quote to my facebook page. I hate picking quotes. To me picking a quote is like declaring this is who I am. And honestly, who I am changes with my mood and the situation.

I’m a different person when I’m with my daughter than when I’m out with friends or typing at my computer.

If I’m in a good mood a light, hopeful quote involving rainbows and unicorns is appropriate. A deep, poignant quote fits a pensive mood. If I happen to be in a really, exceptionally foul mood, quotes and everything else in the world are stupid. Don’t even bother to convince me otherwise. Just give me some angry music to listen to and leave me alone until I calm down enough to be rational again.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Editing finished

My editing was actually finished early last week, but computer issues slowed me down. I have now finished reading through the many typos Nicholas found for me (his website). I will never again attempt to do my own editing. Fortunately there are indie editors out there that will do the editing without draining my bank account. That way I can focus on the story, instead of my typing skills.

Verita is now available at:
Amazon.com

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Laptop Trouble.

My laptop gave me a scare. It told me that there was a critical hard drive error. Then, it rebooted. When my screen reappeared, Internet explorer was the only visible icon. The computer tried to scan and correct the issue. However, to use the advanced scan, I needed to upgrade. I got suspicious and hopeful.

After several stressful days I finally have my laptop back up and running. I finally gave in and used my system restoral disks. Fortunately I recently backed up everything of value. So, I didn’t lose anything except time. The message that said 31% of my hard drive was unreadable was nothing more than malware.

On the plus side, my computer is now clutter-free. Only programs and files I use are on my computer now.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Getting Edited.

I finally gave in and decided to get my book edited. With over 80,000 words, I kept running into little things I missed that should have been obvious. I love my book, but I'm just to close to it. My mind fills in the blanks and reads what it thinks should be there, and not what is actually there. 

So, I hired a fresh set of eyes to edit it. I went to KindleBoards and was able to find both lists of Indie editors and some feedback on them. The prices are much more reasonable than some of the prices I was finding elsewhere. 

I should have my novel back by the middle of next week. So by the end of the week Verita will be back up and available for purchase.  Then we both can be the judge of how my Indie editor did.