Sunday, February 9, 2020

Awen Storm Blurb

I have been epically unproductive the last several days. Typical, considering it's that time in the writing/publishing process where I must wring value from each and every day. But, tell that to the muse.

Yep. I hear her laughing as she looks out on the brewing storm.


via GIPHY

Since I was unable to write or edit, I noodled a blurb for Awen Storm. It's not finished. Heck, it's not even good. But it's something.

Here goes:
Urban fantasy goes island, and underground, for Emily Hester and the druids of the Awen Order.
In UnderEarth, Shibboleth the Draconian Warlord has seized command of the Reptilian army. Magma burns through Agartha and threatens the worldwide chute system, yet the ruthless alien leader would turn the clock forward on Nergal's plan to overtake AboveEarth.
Worse, the memory veil that plagues humankind is now infecting the Dragon Keepers. Beli is deserted, and the dragons have gone missing, leaving the borders between Under and AboveEarth vulnerable.

As the planet hurtles toward a war to end all, Emily Hester and Lugh MacBrayer, her druid priest and love-interest, along with his nephew Brian, must face the monsters of their past, present, and future. 
Will Emily and the druids triumph over this latest series of disasters? Or will the monsters rise up to win?
What do YOU think? Too much information? Not enough?

Spill it, y'all, in the comments below.

~ That Rebel, Olivia J. Herrell, writing as  O.J. Barré

P.S. The cover for Awen Storm is in process and b-e-a-U-tiful! And the new tagline will be: "The call will soon be answered..."

O.J. Barré is the author of the Awen trilogy, a druid urban fantasy set in 2042. Steeped in current, ancient, and future history twists, Book One, Awen Rising (set in Atlanta, Georgia) debuted August 1, 2019, in both ebook and paperback. Book Two, Awen Storm, is slated for release May 1, 2020. Book Three, Awen Tide, arrives May 1, 2021.

Monday, February 3, 2020

A Little of This and That

Good morning, dear ones. How are you doing this fine Monday? Good? Hallelujah. Me too. Considering I felt like dog poo on Friday, and again Saturday morning, I'm stoked!

AND the sun is shining, woohoo!

New Year's Day has come and gone. Now it's February and another month closer to Awen Storm's publication date. As I typed that, butterflies flew through my stomach and out my mouth. Ahhhh...fly little beauties, FLY!

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Our new family addition Rambo, the handsome black kitten with a tail like Pepe Le Pew, is curled at my feet, momentarily quiet and still. He's grown a lot in the last six weeks, nearly doubling in weight since he came to live with us. He's integrated well with the shitzus, Masie and Sofie. Luckily, they are gentle and allow him to be his little bugger self.


I have yet to make my reservations to Atlanta for Awen Storm's launch. I'm thinking of moving it to early June, though I'm still debating. And I'd REALLY like to go back in early October, but first things first. Plus, traveling takes so much out of me.

Awen Storm is nearly ready. I'm foregoing the editor because our schedules didn't mesh. Instead, I'm relying on beta readers, who are also providing me with excellent edits. These will be done by the end of February, then I'll have the month of March to do the final proof/read-through. And plan to get the completed manuscript up on KDP (Kindle Direct Publishing) by mid-April, so we're ready for launch in May.

Phew. It's exhausting just typing all this, but it will get done. I believe in me. Because YOU believe in me. Thank you, Rebels. I couldn't do any of this without you.

I'm also working on putting my press kit together, as well as getting Awen Rising up on Barnes & Noble and Books A Million's sites so it can be stocked in the stores—which is the first step toward having a book signing at either one.

Lastly, I'll be making a much-belated call to Michelle Capers at the Villa Rica (Georgia) Library to finalize a book-signing in conjunction with their monthly book club. This is the reason I'm thinking of moving my visit to June, to give the members extra time to read Awen Storm once it's published and available.

That's the week ahead for me. As you can see, I'm a busy bee, doing that dance between writing, editing, publishing, marketing, and OH YEAH!, I still have a day-job! And life in between.

Have a wonderful week. And if you haven't read Awen Rising yet, there's still plenty of time before Awen Storm is out. Here's a link: mybook.to/AwenRisingWS

And by the way, I LOVE reading your reviews, so keep 'em coming!

Thank you for your continued support! You ROCK!

~ That Rebel, Olivia J. Herrell, writing as  O.J. Barré

P.S. I ALMOST FORGOT! The cover for Awen Storm is in process and b-e-a-U-tiful!

P.P.S. And...I've yet to get my newsletter going, but it's a-coming, too!

O.J. Barré is the author of the Awen trilogy, a druid urban fantasy set in 2042. Steeped in current, ancient, and future history twists, Book One, Awen Rising (set in Atlanta, Georgia) debuted August 1, 2019, in both ebook and paperback. Book Two, Awen Storm, is slated for release May 1, 2020. Book Three, Awen Tide, arrives May 1, 2021.

Monday, January 27, 2020

Even Superheros Love Awen Rising

Did you know that even superheroes love Awen Rising? Here's a picture of Spiderman holding his copy. Get yours today!

Available in paperback, ebook, or free with Kindle Unlimited.

mybook.go/AwenRisingWS

And once you've read Awen Rising, would you please take the next step and leave a review? Whether on Net Galley, Amazon, Goodreads, social media, your blog, or other review site, it doesn't have to be long and wordy, a simple "Loved It", or "Great writing", etc, will suffice. Assuming you DID enjoy it, of course.

By the way, I LOVE reading your reviews, so emote away.

Thank you for your continued support! You ROCK!

~ That Rebel, Olivia J. Herrell, writing as  O.J. Barré

O.J. Barré is the author of the Awen trilogy, a druid urban fantasy set in 2042. Steeped in current, ancient, and future history twists, Book One, Awen Rising (set in Atlanta, Georgia) debuted August 1, 2019, in both ebook and paperback. Book Two, Awen Storm, is slated for release May 1, 2020. Book Three, Awen Tide, arrives May 1, 2021.

Thursday, January 9, 2020

Awen Rising - Call for Reviews

Are you a Net Galley or other reviewer? Awen Rising is a near-future urban fantasy/sci-fi novel with a strong female main character and antagonist, druids, dragons, Reptilian aliens, natural disasters, and so much more.

You can:

1) Request your copy today to read and review: netgal.ly/vxWeGh

2) Contact me via comment, email, or social media for a signed (or other) copy;

3) Buy the ebook or paperback (or read for free with Kindle Unlimited): mybook.to/AwenRisingWS



Once you've read Awen Rising, would you take the next step and leave a review? Whether on Net Galley, Amazon, Goodreads, your blog, or other review site, it doesn't have to be long and wordy, a simple "I loved it", or "Great writing", etc, will suffice. Assuming you DID love it, of course.

That said, I love reading your reviews, so emote away if you feel moved to do so.

Thank you, thank you, for your continued support! You ROCK!


Thanks a million!

~ That Rebel, Olivia J. Herrell, writing as  O.J. Barré

O.J. Barré is the author of the Awen trilogy, a druid urban fantasy set in 2042. Steeped in current, ancient, and future history twists, Book One, Awen Rising (set in Atlanta, Georgia) debuted August 1, 2019, in both ebook and paperback. Book Two, Awen Storm, is slated for release May 1, 2020. Book Three, Awen Tide, arrives May 1, 2021.

Thursday, January 2, 2020

Awen Rising Nominated for Cover of the Month

Hi Y'all! Could you please help Awen Rising make it to the next round of voting for AllAuthor.com's Cover of the Month? Just click the link below and vote, then, if you don't mind sharing this with your friends and family, please do! Thanks a Million! Olivia/O. J. Barré AllAuthor

Cover of the Month

Awen Rising: An Urban Fantasy (Awen Trilogy Book 1)

My book has been nominated for Book Cover of the Month on AllAuthor.com. It would be greatly appreciated if you could take a moment to vote.
Vote Now »
Thank you for your support,
O. J. Barré


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