Sunday, July 20, 2014

The Centurion & The Queen - Book I - FREE READ



THE CENTURION & THE QUEEN
Book I in the Centurion Series
a historical fiction by
Minnette Meador
Resplendence Publishing

CHAPTER ONE

Celtic dripped from the sword onto the centurion’s sandals, staining his naked toes and mingling with the spattered British mud. An unconscious shiver of disgust ran through Marius. He was not prejudiced; after all, he had spent sixteen years on this sodden island and was quite used to these people. But it did not stop the unwelcome flash of sentiment that the blood filtering down through his toes was somehow infected, impure. Marius knew better, but that did not help either. Twenty-five years of rigorous military training and a forty year lifetime of Roman indoctrination was difficult to avoid. He wanted nothing more than to wash his feet.

“Merda!” he swore under his breath. (continued)


Saturday, July 5, 2014

New Look on Web Site & Blog

Just updated my website and my blog. I love the new version of WebEasy.. I wish I could do this for a living, but I think I'm a better writer. LOL Anyway, let me know what you think... M;o)

Saturday, June 7, 2014

What Two Greats Have to Say...


PIERS ANTHONY - “[Starsight] is one powerful and imaginative fantasy adventure novel with many nice touches...there is magic galore, and challenge galore; nothing comes easy. It's the first of a series, and it should do well...”


SPIDER ROBINSON - "After millennia of discovery and exploration, and especially the last century or two of strip-mining, you’d think the fantasy genre would be wrung dry by now, leaving its writers with nothing to do but rewrite, presenting old ideas in newer clothes. Minnette Meador has begun reinventing and redefining the field by page 30 of STARSIGHT, and hasn’t stopped by the final sentence. But there’s more than just novel ideas going on, here; Meador also knows the unfakeable secret of keeping even newcomers turning the pages: care about your characters so much it becomes infectious. This is a Typhoid Mary of a book, from a writer to watch."

Starsight, Volume I free this month only. Visit Jan's Paperback Books June Newsletter for links and details... 

Monday, June 2, 2014

FREE COPY OF STARSIGHT VOLUME I THROUGH JUNE 30TH

"Trenara never thought she would
 have to guide a child she
loved to become a messiah..."
To help celebrate the release of the 2nd edition of the Starsight Series, in conjunction with the award winning Jan's Paperback Books (one of the greatest independent book stores around) I am giving away the first book in the series. That's right, it's FREE!

This is the first time it's been in eBook format and I'm so excited! For your copy, go to Jan's Paperback Books June Newsletter and click on the link. It will take you where you can download your free copy of the book today! 

Also, if you would like to download a Kindle, Nook, or Smashwords version of the book it is available for only $3.99 at any of these great sites throughout June as well! For those of you that must have a paper copy in your hands (one of my joys as well) print copies are currently available from Jan's Paperback Books where you can even get an autographed copy! Limited copies are available so act fast.

Also, if you happen to be in the Portland, Oregon area on June 28th I will be signing books with the incomparable Susan Lute! We'll be at Jan's from 1pm-4pm on Saturday, June 28th. It should be a party (which is always is!) so make sure to come join us! 

Thanks so much for helping me celebrate! Minnette :o)

CONTACT MINNETTE...

Thursday, May 29, 2014

I'm Having a Crazy, Awful, Wonderful, and Scary Idea... what do you think?

So, I had an amazing dream last night; I wrote an entire novel, chapter by chapter on my Blog, publishing a chapter a week until it was done. It was insane, I was having a nervous breakdown and everyone I knew was calling me crazy, but I was a woman possessed. The idea has been haunting me since then and I can't get it out of my mind. So what do you think? Am I crazy? Will I go mad? Should I have my head examined or do you think I should go for it? I really want to do it, but if no one reads it I'll be crushed, ruined and my reputation will to sullied. I'll have to resort to writing on the street corners, begging for words and story ideas. Would you do it? Let me know... Minnette 

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Free Copies of Starsight Volume I for The Month of June!

Just set up a promotion with Jan's Paperback Books where we're giving away an ecopy of Starsight Volume I for the month of June to everyone who wants one! So keep that in mind if you haven't had a chance to pick up a copy yet. I'll be posting details on social networks and anywhere else I can think of with links and details for the free book. 

In the meantime, I'm trying to put together an epic fantasy blog book tour. If anyone out there has a fantasy blog site, let me know; I'd love to post an article about writing, fantasy, world building or anything else you and your followers would like to chat about. 

Minnette's Books

Monday, May 26, 2014

Self Publishing for the First Time...

Kobo & Kindle & Smashwords, oh my!
I have to say when I went into this innocently enough, I thought since I had the rights back to my Starsight books, I'd make a quest into self-publishing and see where it took me. Down the rabbit hole would have been a breeze after this, but it's my own fault; I guess I'm actually a guy at heart. Instructions, I don't need no stinkin' instructions! Well, as it turned out, I did. After four days of grueling re-dos of both novels, hours of combing through the books again and again, and many, many bad uploads, I finally did it! I'm so proud of myself... Below are my beautiful new contributions to the eBook realm. I think they are all beautiful now... but we'll see. xxx M:o)

KOBO - STARSIGHT VOL. I
KOBO - STARSIGHT VOL. II
KINDLE - STARSIGHT VOL. I
KINDGLE - STARSIGHT VOL. II
SMASHWORDS - STARSIGHT I
SMASHWORDS - STARSIGHT II

Tuesday, May 20, 2014


The new look...

So happy to say that work on the 2nd Edition of Starsight I & II is coming around. We have a lovely new cover (thanks to the brilliant artwork of Derrick Freeland), the Kindle books are available now, should be on Kobo soon and I'm working on the 2nd edition print. We'll have another new cover for Volume II soon and I'll share that when it comes in. It's wonderful to be back to work again after all this time. 

Saturday, May 17, 2014

IN THE WORKS....

WY'EAST

a new thriller urban fantasy

by Minnette Meador

A mystery on Mt. Hood, a shadowy billionaire, a famous psychiatrist with a dark past forced to cure a disease that has no cure, and an insane girl who moves them all toward an outcome no one will see coming. 


PHANTOM HEARTS

by Minnette Meador

the 2nd book in the Ghost Series

Phantom Hearts - Book II in the Ghost Series. Dyna is having a bad day... a really bad day. Her house is now filled with ghosts, the neighborhood association is trying to get her evicted, and she just found out she's pregnant with a demon child. To top everything off, a handsome cop thinks he can make it go away, but all he is doing is making it worse! What's a girl to do?

It's great to be back... stay tuned... M:o)


Books by Minnette Meador

THE BELL STALKER an urban fantasy thriller by Minnette Meador EXCERPT - CHAPTER ONE Belle Stark has struggled to conquer fears...