Dark Illusions: the Beginning – Extended Edition – Chapter One

Chapter One

HER FOOT SLAMMED INTO a puddle and water splashed her jeans, making them cling to her legs. From the brief rain earlier in the evening, many were scattered along the pavement, which made it hard not to land in one. None of that concerned her as she barreled her way through the murky streets.

Thwap thwap thwap went her shoes against pavement.

Kat’s breath came in quick gasps. She ran as fast as her legs could carry her, demanding every last ounce of reserve strength from her muscles. Not a hundred percent sure from what she ran, the fear in her belly urged her to keep going because whatever was behind her was not something that needed to catch up.

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Well this just gets more interesting

I love sunflowers (featured image). Since it’s beautiful and sunny out, I thought I would look something up that resonated with that. I absolutely love when the weather is warm and sunny. The sun itself can get too bright and hot for me, but with proper care (I’m Irish and natural redhead, can’t blame me, lol) I absolutely am my happiest when the sun is out!

Oh my goodness, trying to get work done right now. Sheesh. Taking me about an hour to get this written. Came back to the laptop, only to find it frozen. :/ lol

So I’m just going to do this as a word count post so I can get some editing done. Back to work on Dark Illusions: The Beginning redo. You know one thing that I am considering too about that? Making a new page since everything with the extended version of Dark Illusions: The Beginning is going to be brand new, I was thinking of doing a new page and everything else for this next take on it. Make it easier for the differences to be seen. Especially since this book is already proving to be much longer, and a bit more information included. Well, series, since there will be three.

Hoping tomorrow to have the time to discuss what’s been going on today because it’s pretty intense. The revelations everyone is having even more.

Discovery of an Enchantress coverToday’s word count for Discovery of an Enchantress

Started today at – 35,669

Ended today at – 37,337

Total word count for today – 1,668

Fascinating how the brain works

Something which fascinates me. When I first wrote DARK ILLUSIONS: THE BEGINNING, that book was it. I had zero plans to do another after, let alone a series, or a dang world of 12 books that it’d be a part of. BUT, this is in the novel (circled sentence) and I wrote it with again, NO plan for more books. But right here is a preview that Kat is no ordinary human, let alone vampire. So I prewrote her entire existence in one sentence really, without forethought. No planning, no nothing. And from this one sentence which I didn’t even remember writing, I created an extraordinary vampire. It was a dangling preview of her life to come.

Best part? I have SO many things like that come up in my work that Jeanie may point out, and them I’m all, I have zero idea that it would connect that way. I’m rarely (read: really never) a planner with my books. But these connections come from a deep place within me that I’m not even aware of.


What’s going to be revealed to Kat?

Kat is fixing to learn something dangerous me thinks. She’s having problems discovering things (using her visions) and she asked Kober to help her out. Julian and Kat I should say. They want to know if something is blocking her from the person she’s tapping into. I’m not sure if she’s entirely prepared for what’s to come. I have a feeling it’s going to be something major she learns.

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Anora paperback got held up

The Anora paperback got held up in review by CreateSpace. If you follow me on Facebook, you’ll have seen me post about that on Friday. Not a big deal. CreateSpace needed me to verify that I was the author behind the book. So on Friday, I spent the afternoon getting screenshots of the files in progress, linked them to this site on posts showing that I was writing it. They approved it, then a day later (last night) I got another of those verification emails. So I’m not sure if that one was a glitch, but I’m awaiting word on it.

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Anora paperback

Has been formatted and sent off. Awaiting the proof to double-check it all and determine if it’s ready for sale. I don’t think there should be issues. Usually it’s only the covers that I have to alter a bit. Simple things that don’t hold it up long for sale. Here is a preview of the final book –

Anora Paperback 3D

I have to say, I really like it. The colors and the structure of the pictures used. Something about the pairing of it all against the background just looks nice. Obviously it won’t be as blurry. This is just an image taken from the 3D sample proof.

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Cage – Elukkar clan

Was trying to find some sort of image to represent the character I’m writing right now – Cage in Birth of a Princess. This is best I could do. This guy resembles him a lot, down to the bike he’s on. Cage has his own custom one he’s always piddling with.

Original link – https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/97/7e/6c/977e6c3d9690d6b97312dc2ad42f5844.jpg


Cage is the leader of the Elukkar clan. The vampires who most resemble and encompass the characteristics of their wolf they can change into. Near werewolf like in many ways, but still very much a vampire. Cage is a quiet loner type who says very little, isn’t the most expressive, and tends to always look like he’s fixing to tear your throat out with his constant sneer. But it’s just the way his mouth sits. His loyalty binds him to whomever he gives it to. If he gives you his word, he’ll die to keep it.