Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Did You Miss Striker's Blog Tour Sketches?

On June 9th we welcomed a new member to the family so I'm taking a road trip to my sister's to spoil her children. *evil cackle* 

I'm a slacker. I hadn't planned on what would go up while I'm gone. So while I'm thinking about it, I thought I would make a couple of quick entries. Today--err--now, I will put up the sketches that I did especially for the Striker blog tour. Next Wednesday I'll have an excerpt go up for the WIP I'm currently working on, Keeping Faith. I don't think I've posted one before so it will be something new.

Road Trip! I have scoured the library and my collection of audio books to entertain me on the 14 hour drive. Right now I have too many excellent options but I'll have to choose before I get in the car on Saturday. I have Dragon Slayer by Isabella Carter (I met her this year and she is such a lovely person), Finding the Wolf by Mel Eight, I could continue with the Chicagoland Vampire series by Chloe Neill, or continue the Iron Druid series by Kevin Hearne, start the Night Huntress series by Jeaniene Frost, continue the Mercedes Thompson series by Patricia Briggs, I recently purchased Shades of Gray by Brooke McKinley, or I could have a re"read" of  Full Moon Rising by Keri Arthur. If I'm lucky, Talya Andor's Signal to Noise will be available on audio, then it's no contest what I'll listen to first. SEEEEeeeee! So many various options.

Ten whole days to do other things than work. Well, I'm taking stuff that I can do without a computer. I have The Aurora Conspiracy printed so that I can edit it. After completing a story, I always wait a couple of weeks before going back over it. It's like having fresh eyes. Plus I get to share it with my brother-in-law, Jorge. In the story, I created a character, Danny, who is a robot--actually the correct term for the maker/model is Jorgebot. :-D Jorge helped me draw up certain aspects of Danny, who is an experimental model that runs evolving software. So I get to have a little bit of fun talking to my brother-in-law about his character and actually get to see his reaction. It will be a blast.

I'm also taking my sketch pads, as well as stuff for world building for the next installments of Sumeria's Sons and the Valespian Pact. I'm excited to be able to work on the wrapping up of Sumeria's Sons, Dragon's Eye and Releasing Chaos. But I think right now, more people are interested in the next addition to the Valespian Pact, Bespoken

As it looks right now, Prometheus's story will span two books, which will not be back to back because there is just too much story to tell and he's not even in a place that has already been introduced in this universe. But not only does Prometheus get a story; Axis and his Chimera (Chosen), Star Eater and Madux (Boundless), and Canry and Nethus (Rebirth) will have stories to tell that will add to the culmination of the overall plot of the Grid, human involvement, and the V'Saar. Right now, I'm tentatively calling the last book in this series, Legends. 

Yes, yes, I know. WRITE FASTER!! I love you guys, too. :-D

Now for some fun. If you followed the blog tour then you've seen these but I still want to show them off.

If you're interested in the articles I wrote that went a little deeper behind the scenes of writing Striker and the world building involved, here are the links for the blogs I was hosted on.

Read the Rainbow: Building Valespia-Verse, What Readers Don't See
Allison Cassatta's website: Lexi Ander ~ Fal'Amorics, The Galaxies Best Kept Secret.
Piper Vaughn's website: Mixing Sci-Fi and Fantasy, Is It Still Sci-Fi?
GGR Reviews: You Sank My Battle Ship!!
Prism Book Alliance: Antiheroes
Hearts On Fire Reviews: Striker: The next leg of the journey, Atlainticia, the Ancients, and Alpha.
Ethan Stone's website: The Makings of Warriors
Elisa ReviewsGRL Blog Tour: Sparks, Brilliant or Dim: Points of Inspiration

People of the Longing: Princess Shaneva Vondorian

Prince Azeas Vondorian (without color)

Everybody's least favorite sketch because of what the Chtichlians resemble. I wish I could make him prettier but he is what he is.

The Oethra 7 being chased through Valespia's shields.

The revered and feared assassin, the Mar'Sani triplets known simply as Chimera.

Prince Zeus Vondorian (one of my favorite sketches)

Princess Athena of the Fal'Amoric (I plan on redoing this one because it doesn't do her justice.)

The Orion

Thank you for reading!!


  1. A real treat to have all of your sketches for the Tour in this posting. I'm enjoying all of them.

    1. I'm glad you like the sketches. They were fun and frustrating at the same time but the finished product gave me a sense of accomplishment. {{hugs}}