It’s baaaaack!

Yup, it’s time once again for our popular Adopt a Werewolf campaign. Here at A writer’s Haven we’re dedicated to finding homes for these adorable growling, fanged demons from another dimension. I mean, can you look in these eyes and say no?

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So many of you have commented to me about the joys of having a werewolf to cuddle up with around the house, and it has warmed my heart. I’ve even heard of people passing around their werewolves just so others can know the joy of spending quality time a vicious, fanged creature. Well, we won’t be happy until everyone has a werewolf of their very own.

Remember, Werewolves, with their big, glowing red eyes, razor sharp fangs, and blood drenched talons, slice, dice and make wonderful Julianne fries. They are something you can take with you on your Kindle or Kindle app device, wherever you go.

Yup, now through Tuesday you can get your very own Kindle copy of There’s No Such Thing As Werewolves…FREE! Join the thousands of werewolf owners, cowering under the covers at night reading the Demons Rising series, while their cuddly pet snarls and scratches at the bedroom door.

Adopt a Werewolf today. It’s Free! (Click here to start your adventure)

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Fab 5

This goes out to anyone who would like to be a published romance author:

Last year I entered Son of Thunder in the WisRWA Fab 5 contest. I didn’t win, I didn’t even show, but based on the input I got from the contest judges I ended up doing a complete rewrite. It made my story stronger and fixed some glaring problems. I don’t know if I would have sold it without the feedback I got from this wonderful contest. It was well worth the entry fee. Well, this year’s contest is in full swing, and if you have a work in progress you’d like to get in front of some very talented judges, think about entering.

Here’s all the info:

The Wisconsin Romance Writers of America’s Fabulous Five contest is still accepting entries!

This contest is available to writers unpublished in book-length romance fiction during the past five years. Self-published authors may also apply! Your entry must be limited to the first 2,500 words of your manuscript and must be submitted electronically. For an entry form and complete details regarding rules and eligibility, click the Contests link on our website: http://www.wisrwa.org/

Grab this opportunity for a critique of your work and the chance one of our final round judges may ask to see more of it. In last year’s contest, agents and editors requested eight full manuscripts and eight partials!

Inspirational writers: We’ve established a new category just for you!

Our fees continue to be among the lowest for contests of this type – just $18 for WisRWA members and $20 for all other entrants.

Deadline for entries is 11:59 CST, March 1, 2013. Categories are limited to thirty-five submissions each, so enter early to beat the rush!

Here’s our lineup of categories and final round judges for 2013:

Historical : Amanda Bergeron, Harper Collins

Inspirational: Natasha Kern, Natasha Kern Literary Agency

Paranormal/Fantasy/
Futuristic/Time Travel: Latoya Smith, Grand Central Publishing

Romantic Suspense: Katherine Pelz, Berkley

Series Contemporary
(Long/short): Dana Hopkins, Harlequin Enterprises

Single Title: Nalini Akolekar, Spencerhill Associates

Women’s Fiction: Paige Wheeler, Folio Literary

Young Adult Laura Bradford, Bradford Literary Agency

Author and Book Pages up on SMP Author Group!

Yeah, I’m still floating from the news that Son of Thunder will be published, and it just keeps getting better. Today my Author Page and Book Page went live on the Soul Mate Author Group site. Check them out:

Author Page: http://smpauthors.wordpress.com/meet-steven-mitchell/

Son of Thunder book page: http://smpauthors.wordpress.com/meet-steven-mitchell/son-of-thunder-by-steven-mitchell/

While you’re there, check down the sidebar for the incredible group of authors I’ll be joining at Soul Mate.

Also, I will be blogging there on a regular basis, but I will also be keeping this blog alive. So much to do, and it’s all good stuff. No wonder my head is spinning.

Until next time,

Steve

This is it!

Paperwork signed…T’s crossed…i’s dotted. It’s now official:

Son of Thunder will be published by Soul Mate Publishing. I’m so excited to be joining Soul Mate’s incredible bullpen of writers.

It’s still so hard to believe it’s finally happening. I received a laundry list of things to do from my publisher (yeah, MY publisher…boy, that sounds good) and I couldn’t wait to dive into it. A bio, a back cover blurb, how do I envision the cover looking…FUN STUFF!!!

Anyway, if you have some time, stop over to Soul Mate Publishing at: http://www.soulmatepublishing.com/

Tell ’em S. C. Mitchell sent ya…you know, the new kid on the block…

Until next time,

Steve

The appeal of the new.

Well, I’ve reached the halfway point in the first draft of Knight of the Night, and even though the characters have taken me places I didn’t imagine I would go, things look to be on track. I’ve never had two lovers so reluctant to climb into bed, but Ryan and Salina finally got there. I’ve also engineered the (temporary) return of Geoffrey and Kelly from The Forsaken Templar and incorporated Jack and Anna from There’s no such thing as Werewolves, to give you some new insights into their lives and set the stage for the series of novels I plan to write set 25 years in the future in the Demons Rising Universe.

I love this world I’ve created, and enjoying telling its story, but I am ready to take a break from it. Daughter of Darkness and Destiny: Cloud Fist have both been calling to me lately, and a fist full of new tales, set in new worlds, keep tumbling through my crazy, little mind. There’s an appeal to dropping what I’m currently doing to embrace something new and different, but I plan to push through and have Knight of the Night ready for release by the end of September, then give myself the rest of the year to explore other worlds.

Now, I have to get back to work. Nathan Gray just made his way back to Earth, and he’s got some things to tell me that I don’t imagine I’m going to like.
Until next time,

Steve

New interest!

Wow, where has June gone? Between the WisRWA convention, some fix-up work around the house, and getting a really good start on Knight of the Night I’ve completely ignored my blog. Okay, there was also a fabulous wine tasting trip in there somewhere as well. Still not a good excuse. (Bad author…no cookie!!!)

So here’s an update on my writing. I have a bit of new interest in my novel, Son of Thunder. In May I did a complete rewrite of the first chapter, and another edit run on it, and I feel it’s much better book now. In the past few weeks I have received full read requests from an agent and a publisher. Fingers are crossed (even a few toes). I think it’s time for another round of query emails, then it’s right back to the grindstone on the next Demons Rising novella.

I am pretty sure that Knight of the Night will be the last book in the demons rising saga, making it a trilogy. Not that the story will be completed, in fact it will just be begun. I plan that the three books will be an introduction to a very dark future world and set the stage for a series of full novels set here. The demons will have risen to power and the Templars and Arcanists will be fighting an uphill battle that will span two worlds (possibly three). My mind is bursting with possibilities that I can’t wait to get down on paper (well in the computer anyway).

And just for the heck of it, (and because it’s slipping down the page) here’s a link to the promo video for There’s no such thing as Werwolves.

Click here to view video!

Note: If you LIKE/SHARE/SUBSCRIBE the author will get his cookie!

Until next time,

Steve


 

 

Release day – The Forsaken Templar

Today is release day for The Forsaken Templar, my second book in the Demons Rising Saga. This story continues the tale started in There’s no such thing as Werewolves and adds an interesting new faction to the world, the Knights Templar. There’s also a big surprise revealed about the sorcerer Nathan Grey. The Novella is now available both in Print and for Kindle. The print version is only available direct from CreateSpace right now, but will be up on amazon within the next 5-7 days.

Also today I am proud to announce Book 3 in the Demons Rising Saga: Knight of the night. The plot is coming together nicely and I hope to have it available sometime this fall.

If you haven’t read the first book, There’s no such think as Werewolves, then there’s some more good news: I plan on putting the Kindle version up for FREE sometime next week. Now there will be no reason not to be up to date an the pending demon invasion of Earth. Watch here for that announcement, or click the <LIKE> button on my Facebook Author Page.

The Kindle version of The Forsaken Templar can be found here: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0081S8LPO

The print Version on CreateSpace is available here:  https://www.createspace.com/3874278

What are you waiting for???

Steve