Monday, January 22, 2018

Hank Quense's QUEEN MOXIE - Giveaway!

Today it's my great pleasure to introduce Hank Quense's latest novel QUEEN MOXIE. Hank has been a guest host on this blog many times, so I hope you're aware of his ticklish humour. Hank's stories make me laugh, and as far as I'm concerned, there's not enough laughter in the world. We need writers like Hank.

Please check out his book and his blog, and know that you will be treated to a delightful and crazy take on all sorts of life's adventures. Be sure to enter the raffle for a free copy.

The giveaway will consist of 5 eBook copies of QUEEN MOXIE, 2 eBook copies of PRINCESS MOXIE, a 2-book boxed set.

Come join in the fun and enter to win one of the wonderful prizes being given away by Hank Quense. 

  • File Size: 4861 KB
  • Print Length: 85 pages
  • Publisher: Strange Worlds Publishing (February 1, 2018)
  • Publication Date: February 1, 2018
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0775W1NWP

In this humorous tale, it is now ten years since Moxie became Queen of Usca in south-west Britain. A tribe of Picts shatters her peaceful reign by migrating from the north and occupying territory just outside her border.
Moxie decides to build a fort to help control the wild Picts. To her surprise, she discovers that the fort has been built on land claimed by the forest fairies. Oberon, the King of the fairies, destroys the fort using magic.
Moxie threatens Oberon with military might. Oberon threatens Moxie with magic. To counter Oberon, Moxie asks Camelot to send Merlin to help her out and Arthur agrees.
Once Merlin arrives, Moxie demands that he confront Oberon and use magic spells to defeat the Fairy King. Merlin isn’t thrilled by the request. Moxie wants him to cast field magic spells, a type of spell casting that Merlin has never been able to master.
The Picts hear about the fort and decide Moxie has become hostile. They determine to attack rather than wait for Moxie to attack them.
Meanwhile, Moxie’s only child, the ten-year-old daughter, Aethelwine, decides she won’t be the next queen, leaving Moxie without an heir.
Tristan, a Knight of the Round Table, has been exiled by Arthur for insulting all the nobles with his songs and is staying in Moxie’s castle. He is working on a play to be staged in Stonehenge. Tristan hopes the play will end his exile since it praises King Arthur and Camelot
Faced with threats from the fairies and the Picts, Moxie decides to take on the fairies. Merlin tells Moxie and Oberon they are both idiots for fighting each other when the real threat comes from the Picts who will be able to conquer both after they fight a battle and are weakened by casualties.
Moxie and Oberon agree to a treaty and combine forces to confront the Picts who have been reinforced by boatloads of warriors.
Can Moxie and Oberon convince the Picts to back down?
And what about Aethelwine?
Is Tristan’s play any good?

For those who aren’t familiar with Hank, here’s some background:

Hank Quense writes humorous and satiric sci-fi and fantasy stories. He also writes and lectures about fiction writing and self-publishing. He has published 19 books and 50 short stories along with dozens of articles.

He often lectures on fiction writing and publishing and has a series of guides covering the basics on each subject. He is currently working on a third Moxie novel that takes place in the Camelot era.

He and his wife, Pat, usually vacation in another galaxy or parallel universe. They also time travel occasionally when Hank is searching for new story ideas.

For more on Hank and his writing, visit his Amazon Author Page.

Now for the giveaway.

The giveaway will consist of 5 eBook copies of QUEEN MOXIE, 3 eBook copies of PRINCESS MOXIE, and a 2-book boxed set of the previous MOXIE novels in eBook format. Click on the Rafflecopter widget below to enter or click here.

Thanks for stopping by during Hank’s visit. Would you want to be the next heir to a kingdom?

Have you checked out Hank's writer's guide yet?

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

IWSG - January 2018

It’s time for another group posting of the IWSG: Insecure Writer’s Support Group! Time to release our fears to the world – or offer encouragement to those who are feeling neurotic. If you’d like to join us, click on the tab above and sign up. We post the first Wednesday of every month and encourage everyone to visit at least a dozen new blogs and leave a comment. Your words might be the encouragement someone needs.

Be sure to link to IWSG and display the badge in your post.

IWSG is the brainchild of our noble Ninja Captain and leader Alex J. Cavanaugh

Every month, a question is offered that members can answer in their IWSG Day post. These questions may prompt you to share advice, insight, a personal experience or story. Include your answer to the question in your IWSG post or let it inspire your post if you are struggling with something to say. Remember, the question is optional.

January 3 question - What steps have you taken or plan to take to put a schedule in place for your writing and publishing?

Twitter handle is @TheIWSG and hashtag is #IWSG

Aex's awesome co-hosts for the January 3 posting of the IWSG are Tyrean Martinson, Ellen @ The Cynical Sailor, Megan Morgan, Jennifer Lane, and Rachna Chhabria!

Can you believe it's 2018! Seems surreal for some reason. I almost didn't post today because I couldn't think of anything to say. Feels as if I've been invited to a party and I've just arrived at the front gate. I've no idea what's waiting for me on the other side of the door. I'm excited and speechless. 

I wish you all the very best in 2018. I know it wasn't an easy year for many people. I think 2018 is going to be much better. As my friend and fellow writer, Marie Anne Beswick wrote, "I've been waiting my whole life for 2018." 

May you know joy, peace and fulfilment throughout the year.

If you're in the Banderas Bay, Nayarit area Friday, January 5th, come by the VIP Lounge at the Marina Rivera Yacht Club in La Cruz de Huanacaxtle. It's the annual Meet the Author event from 5 to 7pm. Besides myself, authors Susan Appleyard and Wanda St. Hilaire will be there. I would love to see you. What better way to spend the evening than talking shop.