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Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Mini Book Necklace

Mini Book Necklace


Today's book related craft is a Mini Book Necklace.
The link below gives step-by-step directions on how to make the necklace pictured above.

Go check it out.

I haven't tried this craft out yet but I can't wait until I get some free time to try it, this looks like a perfect little gift for that certain book lover out there.

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Happy Crafting
Raven K. Asher


Tuesday, December 30, 2014

The Story of Alexis Rose

The Story of Alexis Rose

New Looks and New Titles

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Book One
Barely Alive


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Book Two
Running Scared


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Book Three
Dead End


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Books One-Three
The Complete Story of Alexis Rose


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Go check these books out or one of my many others.

Thanks for reading.
Raven K. Asher

Monday, December 29, 2014

Monday Update 12/29/14

Weekly Update

I know I've been absent for the last few weeks but its okay I'm still alive and I've somehow managed to pull myself from the mountain of toys my kids got for Christmas.
I also had the luck to finish my book "Bound" and I've already started on the edits.
Before Christmas hit I edited "Alone" It is now ready to be released when February comes.
These past few weeks have been crazy but I'm ready to hop back on this train and ride it through to next year.
This coming year has me so excited.
Being ahead in my writing I may actually have some time to sit back and relax a little bit this year.
Being able to release on actual release dates is a huge bonus as well.
So, anyway I would like to set myself a goal this week to add 5,000 words to my story "The Captured Angel" This story still has a long way to go but now that I've finished "Bound" it should be easier to focus on.
Next, I want to set a goal of 2,000 words for my story "A Touch of Frost." I'm already pretty far in this story and it might just shove the above story aside but I'd love to add a bit more to this so this will also be ready to release ahead of time.

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Happy Writing
Raven K. Asher


Monday, December 8, 2014

Weekly Update 12/8

Weekly Update 12/ 8

      Alright, today's weekly update is going to be short and sweet. I didn't nearly get the word count I wanted and sadly I only reached one of my goals, but I did go above and beyond it.

      For my story "Bound" I had set the goal of 8,000 words and I ended up with 9,965 words written. That's nearly 2,000 words over my goal. I couldn't be more excited since this places me that much closer to finishing book one in the series.

      For "The Captured Angel" I didn't write a single word, which trust me I want to kick my butt for. I hate not getting any progress even if its only a few words.

      I also didn't write anything for "A Touch of Frost", another kick to my butt.

      But what I did get done was lots of editing. Due to an injury to my wrist earlier in the week this was all I could really do, so I guess it wasn't all bad. Writing for long periods of time just aggravated the injury so all I could do was small bursts which is great when editing.

      For this week I am hoping that the injury won't hinder me, but I think I will be keeping my goals down low just so that I don't cause myself anymore undue problems.

      God only knows how much it killed me to take an entire day off.

      I didn't even know what to do with myself.

      So, this weeks goals are going to be, for Bound I would like to add 5,000 words. For A Touch of Frost I'd like to add 2,000 words, and for The Captured Angel, I would like to add 1,000 words.

      Ideally, I would love to go above any beyond these goals this week and I really hope I do, but again I don't want to set myself up to fail. That's not what any of this is about. I want to give myself that sense of accomplishment not bring myself down.

     That's the reason for goals, to build yourself up. And to give yourself something to be proud of for the week. Throw yourself a mini party for going that extra length. It's about the fun and challenge of getting to those goals. That's what makes me happiest.

     And that's why I encourage every writer to make goals for themselves, whether its public like mine or written down in a secret little black book, make goals and then break them.

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Happy Writing.
Raven K. Asher

Friday, December 5, 2014

Teaser for "Alone"

Alone

**Coming February 2nd, 2015**


(This small teaser is from Gale's point of view)

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I couldn't believe my eyes.
She had just run off without a word.
Glancing over at my brother with shock he shakes his head. “Well, what do we do now?”
“We run after her. She has to know of somewhere safe to hide.” He sighs.
I nod and head off in the direction the girl had taken.
Thankfully, it doesn't take us long to catch up to her.
Glancing back she lets out a low growl before speeding up. It was almost like she was trying to leave us behind, to lose us.
And I couldn't even begin to wonder why.
I run up next to her as I fight to keep her pace. “Where are we running to?”
She says nothing.
Suddenly, she stops in the middle of the woods and reaches down to life a hatch that we had just run over.
Looking towards me she groans and then motions for all of us to go down into the dark hole.
Glancing towards Evan he shrugs before heading down the ladder with Abby and Alice following.
Quickly following, the girl steps onto the ladder and stays at the top securing some sort of lock as we all descend down to the dark bottom.
Abby clutches my arm tightly in the dark as we all huddle together staring up at the one who had saved us.
Once a loud click echoes through the hole she slides down the ladder like a fireman on a pole.
Her eyes lock with mine with hatred once she reaches the bottom.

“Thank you.”I whisper trying to calm her.

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Thanks for Reading.
Raven K. Asher

Thursday, December 4, 2014

A Touch of Frost "Teaser"

"Teaser"

A Touch of Frost

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Prologue


It was the first spring of my sixth birthday and mamma had brought me out to my aunt Ester’s garden to roam through the newly sprouted buds.
Happily, I skipped through the long winding paths.
I longed to take off my special gloves to touch the new green leaves, but even at this age I knew better.
Any plant would instantly freeze and die at my touch.
It made me sad as a child but mamma always told me it was gift that in time I would learn to control and love.
No one ever warned me of the trouble it would get me into over the next few years of my life.
Skipping along with my long braids of blonde hair tapping my back I reached the edge of the garden where to my surprise was one single flower already in full bloom.
It was a sight to my young eyes.
The blue center called to me as my fingers ached to touch the lighter blue petals.
Leaning in I closed my eyes as the sweet perfume overtook my senses.
And before my young mind could grasp what was happening I had already taken off my gloves and touched the petals.
But instead of that flower shriveling and dying it grew.
From the center a bright light shone as a song unfamiliar to me softly floated by my little ears.
It called me to walk forward, which I did.
For a moment I hesitated thinking what trouble this would get me into with mamma, but the soft welcoming voice pulled me in.
With a bright flash I was transported to a whole new world, one with vibrant colors.
My young eyes took as much of it in as I could saving every detail for later.
Touching the long green grass around me I laugh as it covers in a thin layer of frost but doesn't wither and die like normal plants do.
This world felt like home to me.
I don’t know how I knew that at just six years of age but I felt it in my heart.
“Who are you, little one?” A man suddenly asks as he appears before me.
I take him in, his soft blue eyes and his long golden blonde hair like mine.
He kneels before me holding out his hand.
My little hand, shakes in fear as I go to place it in his. “My mamma calls me Snow.”
The man searches the surrounding area and that’s when I notice his pointed ears before he turns his attention back to me. “Where is your mamma, little one?”
I look around and shrug. “I don’t know.”
Abruptly I’m pulled back and the scene before me fades until I’m back in my aunt’s garden in my mamma’s arms staring up at the dark clouds in the spring sky.
“God’s I hope he didn't find her.” Mamma pleads softly.
“You need to take her far away and hide, Nancy. You need to make sure she never remembers this place.” My aunt states as he hand cups my chubby little cheek.
I smile at her as the world around me fades to black and all my memories of the man in the field fade into nothing.

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Thanks for Reading.
Raven K. Asher

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Break Time (Origami Christmas Tree)

Origami Christmas Tree



For today's little project I picked the Origami Christmas Tree. I thought it would be a neat idea since the holidays are so near.
I have a little confession to make on this little project though.
I could not finish it.
Be it the frustration I encountered or just lack of patience, I don't know what the leading cause was but the tree ended up a ball of paper in the trash. (But more than likely it was probably the terrible instructions I had found unfortunately)
Anyway, I welcome you to try it, hopefully with better results than I had.

Note: The instruction link below is much clearer than the one I used, so this should be easier to craft using the link below.


(The picture above is from www.crafthubs.com where they also have instructions for this craft)

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Good Luck.
Raven K. Asher

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Cover reveal for "Bound"

Cover Reveal for

"Bound"
Book One
in 
The Onyx Wolves Series


Here's the cover for my upcoming book called "Bound".
Don't you just love it? I know I do.
I'm nearly finished writing this story so I will be releasing the release date soon.
(Now, say that three times really fast)
I'm hoping to have this out sometime this spring, but I've got my plate full at the moment with so many other projects. I'm almost to the point of being overwhelmed and before long I'm going to have to take a step back and relax. 
Hopefully, if I plan things out well enough though it won't be too long of a wait until it's released.

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Thanks for Reading.
Raven K. Asher


Monday, December 1, 2014

Weekly Update 12/1

Weekly Update 12/1

      It's Monday morning and I'm tired, for some reason my mind just wouldn't shut down and let me sleep, but I wanted to share my past weeks success.

     With the holidays in full swing I really didn't think I would reach any of the goals I had set, but by some cosmic aligned luck I met them all, but just barely.

      The goal I set for "Bound" was 5,000 words which wasn't different from the previous weeks goal. I did achieve 6,557 words. This was the one instance I did get to write more than I expected.

      My goal for "A Touch of Frost" was 3,000 words, which was a thousand more words then the previous week. Let me just say that was a difficult goal to reach, I just barely got there with 3,356 words.

     My goal for "The Captured Angel" was 2,000 words, which was the hardest of all the goals to reach. I barely made my goal. It took a good portion of last night to get it done, but I'm happy to say that I did it. I wrote 2,478 words, another big hurdle in getting this book finished.

    Reaching these goals has been quite stressful but in the end I'm glad I've started this little project. It's not only made me work a bit harder but it's also giving me a chance to see how my week progresses.

     My weeks word count was actually up a few hundred words this week, believe it or not, at 12, 391 words written total.

     (Can I get a round of applause.)

     So, now that I've gotten all the dirty work done its time to set some new goals for the week. And this is the worst thing to do on a Monday morning when I'm so tired and desperately in need of a nap, but here it goes.

     For "Bound" I'm going to up the goal to 8,000 for the week. Since this story is so close to being finished I'm going to place my full attention towards it so I can finish and place my attention to the next project that's close to being done.

     For "A Touch of Frost" I'm going to stick with my 2,000 word goal.

     For "A Captured Angel" I'm going to make the goal 1,000 words, which I hopefully with go above and beyond, at least that's my dream, but we will see how that goes.

     Now, that those are all laid out, and I'm sure to regret these after my nap, I'm back off to bed for a little while before I need to pick the kiddo from school.

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Happy Writing.
Raven K. Asher