Friday, March 30, 2012

Love, Friendship and the World Ending PROTECTOR by Vanna Smythe!!

As you all know, I recently did an interview with the lovely and talented Vanna Smythe on her blog. Well, now it's time for me to return the favor, and I'm happy to do so by giving her her very own Guest Post on the Mavonduri Trilogy Official Blog! Her novel PROTECTOR: ANNIVERSARY OF THE VEIL BOOK ONE is available now on:

Keep in touch with Vanna here:
Twitter: @Vanna_Smythe
Now, without further ado....the incomparable Vanna Smythe!!
Love, Friendship and the World Ending

This is my first guest post. It is also the first post I have written about my debut fantasy novel Protector (Anniversary of the Veil, Book 1). I had planned to write something creative, something artistic, to show potential readers what I can do. Instead, I decided on a straightforward post about the path to realizing my longtime ambition and wish to write, polish and publish a fantasy novel.

Protector is the absolute best piece of writing that I am capable of producing at this point in my writing career. I hope to grow still as a writer, but I realize now that such growth can only be achieved by writing more books, new novels, not by tinkering with just the one.

I started writing Protector as a NaNoWriMo challenge in November of 2009. Once that was done, the manuscript lingered on my hard drive for more than a year before I decided to take it, and with it my writing, to the next level. Editing. Being more of a seat-of-the-pants (or tour-de-force, as I prefer to look at it) writer I am a stranger to editing. Or should I say, was a stranger to editing.

Protector has been through three heavy rounds of rewrites now, and there is no more I can do. It is ready to be introduced to the world, and I am ready to begin writing the sequel. And if any of you are wondering if your NaNo book is worth a second chance, the answer is a big “Yes.” It’s all already there, you just have to polish it and make it pretty.

As for the title of this guest post, those three things are entwined in the overall theme of the story of Protector, and the entire Anniversary of the Veil series. Friendship becomes love. Love will determine the fate of the world. Sound vague enough? I can’t say anything more lest I give away most of the story. And I would hate to do that.


Thursday, March 15, 2012

SILVER KNIGHT by Caron Rider

A phenomenal author who I'll be interviewing soon, right here on The MAVONDURI TRILOGY OFFICIAL BLOG!! Keep. A weather eye out!

A Struggle Against Evil—Love Through the Ages—A Destiny to Fulfill

When seventeen-year-old Diana recognizes an elderly priest in a video on YouTube, she realizes that reincarnation is real and that she’s been alive before! Every night in her dreams, she views her past lives learning that it’s kill or be killed.

Now a bishop at the Vatican whom she saved in another life calls on her once more. She is needed to help defeat an infestation of demons living within the catacombs of Rome. But when she arrives in Rome, she meets Alexander – the man of her dreams! Through the centuries she has loved him…betrayed him...been killed by him. Will she give him another chance or this time will she strike first?

Silver Knight takes you on an adventure where demons and heroes from the past blend with history, action, and just a hint of romance.

5 Star Review:
“All I could think once I started reading this book was WOW! My only warning is that once you start reading this story you are not going to be able to put it down!” –Readers Favorite (Read more at:

Caron Rider’s Bio:

I began teaching adults to use computer software, hardware, and networking back in the 1990s. After several years, my clients became younger and younger until I found myself tutoring high school dropouts to pass the GED. I found working with at-risk teenagers so rewarding that I changed her undergraduate major to Education.

Upon graduating from the University of South Alabama with a B.S., I began teaching high school history and I continue to teach history classes online. I now live in rural Missouri with my two kids, two dogs, two cats, and father.

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Twitter: @Caron_Rider