On Writing & Publishing by Robin D. Owens

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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Hearts and Swords - Dear Reader Ltr

Welcome! If you haven't read my work, I think Hearts and Swords would be a wonderful place to start. These novellas will let you experience Celta – a planet of people with magic and telepathic animal companions – in shorter bites than my full-length novels.

When writing a series, sometimes a few characters branch off in a different direction than the main stories and though they have their own lives and loves, they don't need a full book.

The first novella, Heart And Sword, is a prequel to the Heart series, taking place on the starship Nuada's Sword, on its way from Earth to Celta. A story I've wanted to write for a while...and if you're a long-time reader, you'll find references to it as a stage play in the books. Kelse Bountry was full of hope for the future when he stepped into the starship, Nuada's Sword, but he is awakened prematurely to discover he must face a conspiracy...and that the colonists are lost.

Next up, Heart Story, includes a mature couple, which I really enjoyed writing about. Both must overcome their past to claim each other.

Heart and Soul is the tale of Genista Furze Holly, the ex-wife of Tinne Holly, a man who found his true love in Heart Fate. I tried very hard to keep Genista a sympathetic character and as time passed, I finally discovered the right man for her. This is their story and takes place at Halloween and the new year, Samhain.

Finally, members of the rambunctious commoner Clover Family have run throughout the books and I had fans wanting a story about how they might be elevated to the nobility. I think you'll be surprised how this came about, and Walker is definitely a reluctant hero. Noble Heart takes place during the winter holidays, so I hope you enjoy it as you curl up for yours!

Naturally there is magic – Flair – and gifts and Fams: a cat or two, a couple of dogs, a housefluff (bunny) and a fox...all ready to "help" their people find love.

Merry meet and merry part and merry meet again!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm eagerly awaiting December and have decided to buy Hearts & Swords right away rather then ask for it as a Yule present.

So Excited!!!

11:20 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Loved reading the story about the Clovers. Only complaint that it wasn't longer. Liked especially that there was no violence, just human interation. Have ordered & looking forward to reading the other stories.

5:43 PM  
Blogger FantasyAuthor RobinDOwens said...

Thanks, both! Sorry I didn't get to replying to your comments earlier.

Anon, that hadn't occurred to me, but you're right. I don't do many without a whiff of suspense.


8:32 AM  

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