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Guest Post and Blog Tour for Missing Stitches by Nicole Luttrell

Purchase Link: https://www.amazon.com/Missing-Stitches-Woven-Book-3-ebook/dp/B07N6FZ71M/

From now until Tuseday, February 26th, you can download Missing Stitches for free! 

You know when you have this one thing that consumes your life for several years? Yeah, that’s where I am right now.

For those of you who don’t know me, my name is Nicole. And for the last five years, I’ve been working on an epic Fantasy series called Woven.

And now, the final installment is done. Missing Stitches, book three of Woven, is now available.

Magic, dragons and two countries battling for dominance. And that’s just the start. Devon, Sultiana, Victor and Lenore live in a world where magic is as common as turning a pot or knitting a shawl. Men’s magic comes from metal, women from thread.

Devon and Lenore are Mestonies, the ruling family of Septa. The family rose to power generations ago by defeating a dark church that had enslaved the people. King Octavian the first believed that the Monks of the Silent Path were defeated.

He was wrong.

This enemy has returned, to destroy the Mestonie family and take control of Septa back. And they’ve begun by kidnapping Lenore’s daughters.

Devon must find the girls with their father, Victor, while Lenore and Devon’s wife, Sultiana, lead their armies in a war on the very boardwalks of Septa. But can Lenore fight for her city without losing her unborn son? Can Devon save the princesses from the Monks? Or will the city finally fall in the conclusion of Woven?

I can’t believe the story is finally coming to a close. It’s honestly surreal.

Saturday, February 23, is the Facebook launch party. It’s from 6:00 to 9:00. And we’ve got some great authors participating in the takeovers. Here’s our schedule:

6:00- Me
6:30- Connie Cockrell
7:00- Mark McQuillen
7:30- John West
8:00- Ron Steiner
8:30- K. Matt

These are some great authors, don’t miss the event.

On Sunday, February 24, I’ll be posting a free short story, Stella’s Vision.

Thank you all for reading this today, and if you want to check out the Woven series from start to finish, here are the links and some teasers for Missing Stitches.

Broken Patterns

Starting Chains

Missing Stitches

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Guest Post by Speculative Writer Nicole Luttrell

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It’s my pleasure to feature fellow Solstice publishing author and speculative feature writer, Nicole Luttrell, with a great guest post about writing. 

Hi, my name’s Nicole. I’m a writer. I kind of make a big deal out of that. Specifically, I’m a speculative fiction writer. That means I write horror, science fiction and fantasy. I wrote a book called Broken Patterns, and I sort of think it’s the best fantasy book since Dragonriders of Pern.

Am I a little full of myself? Yeah, I’ll admit it. Calling myself a speculative fiction writer a hell of a mouthful.

I also happen to be a professional author.

I love the hilarity of that sentence, you know? A professional author? I can’t think of anything less professional, you know? I mean, think about it.

brokenpatternsWe make up stories and tell them to people for a living. We have imaginary friends and they talk to us. Lots of writers, like myself, write in our pajamas, on our couches, with a cup of coffee. We are the last people you’d think of as professional. We’re really just big kids, playing with our imaginary toys.

Well, except that we don’t just write in our pjs. We also write in waiting rooms, at red lights, during our lunch breaks. We write before our kids get up and after they go to bed. We write while other people go to the movies and go to bars and, you know, sleep.

We have to write in all of these times because most of us, including me, have day jobs. I have a full time day job, in fact. We write around jobs, school and families. In fact, a lot of us write around all three of those things at the same time. (Not me, though. I just have a full time job and two kids. Oh, and also a husband and too many pets.)

We weep over our writing, did you know that? We kill of your favorite characters, yes. But they were our favorite characters long before you ever heard of them. Characters don’t just exist for us, they live inside our minds. Killing one is gut wrenching.

Of course, the rough draft is only half of it. Once it’s done we start in editing. We edit, edit and edit some more. We edit our work until it glows. Until we could repeat the stories from memory. And sometimes we feel like we do that.

Usually, that whole repeating it from memory comes when we start promoting our work to everyone. Have you ever worked in sales? Imagine that, but all the time. The thing that makes it better and worse at the same time is that you feel like you’re selling a part of yourself. So you really believe that everyone needs what you’re selling, but you’re also taking every rejection hugely personally.

Finally, when we’re done with a book, we start all over again. Because writing’s an obsession, one that we cannot escape.

So professional writer is kind of a ridiculous thing to call us. It’s better to call us what we really are.

Addicts.

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