Hello, Readers!

I thought I'd share with you a book that I really enjoyed reading and find myself recommending to other people all the time. It's called The War of Art by Steven Pressfield. It's all about overcoming resistance in your life. While the examples are geared toward writing and other creative pursuits, the thing that I really love about the book is that it applies to everyone. Everyone has dreams and goals. And it is within your power to pursue them. 
I first heard about this book on Oprah's Super Soul Sunday (a fantastic show, by the way). I found the interview fascinating, so I bought the book, and I'm so glad I did. I read it at a time when I was not feeling particularly confident about my writing, and there were plenty of life challenges popping up. The easiest thing in the world would have been for me to set the writing aside. But reading this book kept me going, and it's one I find myself thinking back to often. 
All that to say is that it's a great, quick read with things you probably know deep, deep down, but it's written in a way that sticks with you. 
If you have any books along these lines that you'd recommend me checking out, drop me a message here. I'd love to hear from you!
Spread joy today!
L. Danvers
Good Morning, Readers!

I hope everyone’s Monday is off to a great start. Just wanted to give everyone a heads up that I am now offering free, exclusive Stellix bonus material when you sign up for my mailing list. All you need to do is let me know where to send it. And don’t worry – I won’t send out newsletters often, only when I have something relevant to say (like when there’s a new release or a giveaway/promotion I think you might be interested in knowing about.) If you’d like to get the bonus material, click here.
Thanks,
L. Danvers
Good Morning, Readers!


I’m almost done with the first chapter of Fate Surrendered, the sequel to Fate Abandoned (which should be coming out at the end of January!). As I mentioned in a previous post, I tried using the dictation software. I don’t think it’s a good fit for me. There were so many mistakes that it took a while to go back through the document and clean it all up. I think typing is much faster and more effective. Oh well. Live and learn!

Happy Friday!
L. Danvers
Good Morning, Readers!

I've been up early today getting started on my rewrite of the second novel in the Fate Abandoned series, Fate Surrendered. I'm making some significant changes to the original draft that I had. I'm excited to see where this new version takes Daphne, Lillian, Gregory, Thomas and Merek! 
For this draft, I'm giving dictation software a shot. I'm experimenting to see how well it works and am prepared to abandon course and just type instead if necessary. I hope to have this book ready for release by Spring 2017, but we'll see how the rewriting and editing processes go. No promises just yet. 
Either way, 2017 is shaping up to be a busy (but fun!) year. 
Have a great day!
L. Danvers
Hello again! 

I just wanted to let everyone know my Facebook Author Page is officially up and running. You can check it out here.

There, you’ll be able to stay up to date on promotions, giveaways, new releases and more! “Likes” are appreciated! 🙂

Thank you for the support. 
L. Danvers
Hi there! 

I am thrilled to finally reveal the cover for Fate Abandoned. I just love it! I can’t wait to have this book out. It’s been a blast to write and I love the characters so much. I hope everyone has as much fun reading it as I did writing it. I’m working on the sequel and hope to have it ready in the near future. Again, if you’re interested in joining my team of advanced readers, contact me and let me know! I’ll add you to my Advanced Reader Copy mailing list, and you’ll be able to read it for FREE before I publish it and give me feedback.

          

Thank you! 
L. Danvers
Hello, Readers! 

I’m really excited to share that the first major round of edits for my next novel Fate Abandoned is complete. I started writing this book a few years ago around the same time I started Stellix. While this book, the first in a new series, still falls under the Science Fiction and Fantasy category, this is more of a medieval fantasy romance aimed at YA readers. (Don’t worry! There are more space fantasies coming down the line.) 

I think the people who loved Cal will find Daphne just as endearing. Daphne is a spirited teenage princess who refuses to have the course of her life be defined by tradition and expectations. Her twin brother Phillip is to go on a quest to prove his worthiness of the throne while Daphne is left to choose a suitor. But after Phillip’s departure, a soothsayer predicts his death, leaving Daphne no choice but to take fate into her own hands and save him. With the help of her loyal maidservant and a pack of outlaws she bribes for protection, she’ll face beasts, brutes and even giants. 

It’s not just the story of a princess trying to save her brother. It’s also the story of the love between a girl and, as fate would have it, the thief who stole her heart. 

I’m so excited to share this book with you! I hope you love it just as much as I do. It’s been so much fun to write. 

I am looking to build a team of advanced readers (both for this series and for other future works). If you are interested in receiving a free Advanced Reader Copy of Fate Abandoned, please contact me and let me know. I’ll add you to my ARC team mailing list. I promise I don’t bite. 😉 Feedback is welcome and encouraged, and once the book is available on Amazon you’ll be invited to leave an honest review. I hope you enjoy it, of course, but reviews of all kinds are valuable to potential readers and can make a huge difference for indie authors like me. I’ll probably limit my ARC team to the first 100 people or so who sign up, so if you’re interested please reach out sooner than later. 

I plan to have the book ready for release on Amazon in late January. Stay tuned for updates! 

Thank you! 
L. Danvers
Hello, Readers! 

I wanted to announce the launch of my Pinterest page. There you’ll find everything from “dream casting” for Stellix, writing motivation, positive quotes and much more. You can find it here. 

Stay in touch! 
L. Danvers
Hi, Readers! 

We had a great response to the Black Friday giveaway, so we decided to do it again for Cyber Monday. We’re starting today (Sunday) and keeping the FREE pricing through Tuesday. Grab your free copy of Stellix today. Don’t forget to leave an honest review. 🙂 

L. Danvers