Tagged: Elithius

Looking for New People to Follow

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No, not looking for new FOLLOWERS (although that’s always welcome), I’m looking for new people to FOLLOW.

Recently, I’ve discovered that a lot of the people I follow have stopped blogging and vanished.  That, or I really just don’t follow a lot of people to begin with.

Either way, I’m bored 🙂

I love blogs about writing, publishing, fantasy, anything of that sort.  If you feel like your blog is a good fit for me, introduce yourself in the comment section and I’d be happy to check out your blog.  Don’t be shy!

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Changes, Changes, Changes!

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Ever since my book was reviewed by three highly insightful people (you know who you are!), I’ve been determined to make all necessary corrections to my story.

Please make note: for those of you that have read my book, or those of you that plan to read it, this post is EXTREMELY important, and will be affixed as a page hereafter.

So, without further ado, here’s an update of my fantasy series, Elithius.

I basically rewrote the book

Yup.  Just “basically” rewrote it.  If you’ve been wondering where I’ve been all this time (say, the last 9 months), here’s an explanation.

After being told that there is WAY too much “telling” in my book, and not enough “showing”, I’ve gone through the entire book and changed this.  Scenes have been completely rewritten and changed as a result, and hopefully the story feels more compact, complete, and polished.

I changed the names of characters, places, etc., to create a specific culture

Because of all of this, I highly recommend that you REREAD my book, once it’s been republished.  I don’t want you to be confused with names.

Why did I do this?  I felt like the names of my characters didn’t make sense for their given setting.  I also wanted to create a more developed world, so I created a whole culture (very akin to Norse culture) and made sure that everything catered to this culture.  Names, places, and even manners of speaking have consequently been reformed.  Hopefully, this makes the story feel more developed, fitting, and in-depth.

I changed the structure of the story/how things happen

A lot of things are different.  I mean a LOT.  From the way characters meet, to the time they enter the story, a lot of things are different.  I think that all the changes will result in better plotting and more familiarity with each character, hopefully creating a better reader-to-character relationship.

I think it’s a LOT better

Obviously, every author will tell you this.  So you just have to take my word for it.  The universe I’ve created is more polished, the writing style has been purified and reinforced, and the characters are more relatable.  Overall, I’m excited to see what you think!

Thanks for sticking by me through all this.  Here’s to a new edition of Elithius!

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Cover art by Elizabeth M

Iris

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Yeah

I hope that you, yeah, feel me somehow

Sometimes what I wanna say, yeah, I just can’t figure out

Closest to heaven, yeah, that I’ll ever be

The only thing I want, yeah, is to give you all of me

Don’t wanna go home, yeah, right now, right now,

My heart and my mind, yeah, keep going “wow, just wow”

Cause this moment, yeah, is all that I taste

Every second I spend with you, yeah, is never a waste

Cause all I’m breathing, yeah, is your life

Everything about you, yeah, is too nice, too nice

But I know sooner or later, yeah, it ends

But I can’t help see life, yeah, through a different lens

Gonna see you, yeah, tonight, yeah tonight

No, everything, yeah, is gonna be alright

 

Chorus

Cause you know the world don’t see me

Don’t think they can

But I know you do, I know you understand

When every part of me is broken,

You always know who I am

You’re the most beautiful part of my life

Yeah, praying this is all God’s plan

 

Cause you can’t fight Truth, yeah, you know he’s coming

I love seeing you, yeah, becoming what you’re becoming

And you’re full of that Truth, yeah, no lies, no lies

So pure, yeah, so real, you don’t need no disguise

You’re so amazing, yeah, you’re better than the movies

I thank God every day, yeah, for the way that you choose me

And I’m bleeding, yeah, just to know I’m alive

Life’s so good, yeah, I thought I already died

 

Chorus

Cause you know the world don’t see me

Don’t think they can

But I know you do, I know you understand

When every part of me is broken,

You always know who I am

You’re the most beautiful part of my life

Yeah, praying this is all God’s plan


^ For Elia…

Takes My Breath Away

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Congrats yeah, you made it

Hard work yeah, it paid it

Smarts yeah, you display it

If not, then you fake it

Make life or break life

Everything you do just seems right

But I know that’s not what’s true

I see the things that you do

And the mask you wear

Your disguise

Nobody can look you

In the eyes

Eyes are the window

to the soul

But if you look through

It’s just a hole

But I know that something’s there

No I really do, I swear

But if you cling to that mask,

I promise it won’t disappear

No

So listen

To the verses

Of my heart

As it curses

Duplicity

And falsity

Yeah the lies we hide behind

Put on a fake face

Smile

Even though we’re dead inside our mind

We try to be real

But the problem is we don’t know how that FEELS

No…

 

CHORUS

It takes my breath away

The things that you never say

The chances you’ll never take

But who am I to talk anyway?

Yeah

Anyway?

Yeah

 

Don’t roll your eyes, complaining

Life is hard, and your straining

But you’re privileged, daddy’s paying

Know what it’s worth, education?

Don’t make a fuss, just sayin

You don’t deserve to whine, I’m not playing!

Every time you’re wrong

You give me a reason to write this song

No wonder, you’re so fake

Every time, you need a break

From being criticized

Instead being told lies

And played for fools

You just believe whatever you hear

You always do what the world wants you to!

You’re a pawn yeah

In a game

Might get rewarded

With fame

But your name

Is not a name

That isn’t without shame

Yeah

Yeah it’s not without shame

If you’re just a part of the game

Yeah

 

CHORUS

It takes my breath away

The things that you never say

The chances you’ll never take

But who am I to talk anyway?

Yeah

Anyway?

Yeah

 

So step up to the plate

You wanna be mediocre?  Or you wanna be great?

Yeah, you wanna be great?

Then listen, my advice

You take this, your life

Quit rolling your eyes and flipping your hair

And shrugging your shoulders like you don’t even care

Yeah, I see you

You think the world, it needs you

Well sorry, I don’t believe you

Your arrogance, that should leave you

You think smart and you talk loud

You’re gonna make daddy so proud

But don’t be living for the crowd

No

Immaturity isn’t allowed

If you wanna grow up

And live free

And be the person you’re meant to be

And change the world for the better

Right down to the last letter

And I’m telling you this

Not to be a lie

You wanna be real?  Give it a try

It’s now or never

Do or die!

Even when you start to cry

It’s better not to be dead: alive!

Ashes will remain

When you finally burn out the pride

But it’ll be worth the pain

If you don’t, then you’ll only ever feign

What could be more

What could be true

And if you don’t

you’ll be the one to blame

Yeah, the one to blame

 

CHORUS

It takes my breath away

The things that you never say

The chances you’ll never take

But who am I to talk anyway?

Yeah

Anyway?

Yeah

Final Call

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Cover art by Elizabeth M

Yesterday (on my birthday), I released the second book in my fantasy series, Elithius.  Looking for an exciting read for the holiday season?  I got you covered.

This is the last call for anyone who wants to take advantage of the sale I’m having.  Two full-sized novels, $0.99 each.  That’s less than two dollars!  You’re not going to get an opportunity like this again.

Even if you haven’t got the time to read my books right now, why not grab them at the lowest price possible so that, if you want to read them in the future, you’ll have them?

Click here to check them out!

And, in case you were wondering what the story is about, here’s my logline!

John Hedekira and his friends must track and rescue Cassie and Luke, John’s little sister and brother, before they can be taken and sacrificed to the God of Death by Nirak, the Red Captain.

Sounds intense, right? 🙂 🙂

Thanks to everyone who’s already purchased it!  Hope you enjoy!

 

The Darkness Within is Now Live!!!

Yes ladies and gentlemen, that is correct!  As promised, the second book in my fantasy series, Elithius, has been published, and is currently available for only $0.99 TODAY ONLY.  The same goes for the first book in my series.  That’s only $1.98 for two full sized novels.  Don’t miss out on this opportunity!

And did I mention that it’s my birthday???

In case you didn’t know, what’s Elithius about?

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Cover art by Elizabeth M

Here’s the back-cover blurb for the first book:

His parents abandon him when he’s thirteen. He’s left to care for his little brother and sister. Life is tough. Things can’t seem to get any worse.

But then Evil Itself breaks down the door. It kidnaps his siblings. And It leaves him bleeding out on the floor of his own home.

The Golden Lands, one of the Three Worlds of Elithius, is supposed to be a place of light, peace and happiness. But the Golden Lands hasn’t been such a place for John Hedekira, a jaded, hot-headed sixteen-year-old. Joined by his friends Faith Pinck and Bernard Tanner, John must rescue his brother and sister from their captors…before his siblings can be sacrificed to the ominous God of Death.

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Cover art by Elizabeth M

And here’s the back cover blurb for the second book!

John Hedekira and his friends must venture into the Gray Lands in order to rescue John’s sister, Cassie. Upon entering the Gray Lands, they make new friends…and new enemies. Before they know it, they are thrown into the middle of a raging war, in which loyalties and friendships will be tested, darker and more heinous powers will challenge them…and souls will be ripped apart.

The adventures of John and his friends have only begun.


Once again, that’s both my books for only $1.98 TODAY ONLY!  Don’t miss out!

As always, I’d like to thank all of you for your continued support.  It’s been a long journey writing two books, and I’ve been so blessed to share this with you.  I truly believe that you’re all wonderful people and it’s been a pleasure getting to know all of you and experience the blogosphere with each of you.  To many more years, I hope!

-Dom