The whirlwind of being a newly published author struck home the other week. My first release, No Fantasy Required, is out now. Released this past Monday and I’m dying to know how it’s doing. Has anybody decided they would like to read it? It seems so surreal that something I worked on for so long is now out there for all to see.
Then I received the great news two weeks ago that my second submission is being contracted by Lyrical Press. Woohoo! Lost In Fantasy – Being Ariana, will be out sometime next year. Then while basking in the glow of my wonderful news, I received more, a great review from Happily Ever After Reviews on No Fantasy Required. I was thrilled beyond words and higher than a kite with happiness.
I was inspired to write No Fantasy Required a few of years ago for my own hero and it grew into this wonderful story of discovery for Kelly and Brian. In my next story, I love the characters in Being Ariana, the mystery that revolves around them and the journey they take as they discover themselves in a variety of unexpected ways.
These tales are our escape from the real world to a place where we can lose ourselves in the powerful emotion and feelings of our characters, where we can become them and fulfill our desires and fantasies through their experiences.
I hope to accomplish this for you. To spirit you away where you are the heroine, whoever she may be in the story. You love her, love being her and thrill at experiencing everything she does. You desire the hero as much as she does and root for her down her journey of discovery and passion. My goal is to make you feel and live her fantasy with her.
I hope you follow me on my journey of storytelling as I pen new stories with passionate and inquisitive characters, in places of intrigue and fantasy where you can escape into. It’s a discovery for me as well, this new world of being published and I’m loving it!
Please remember to visit my fledgling blog and website as they grow along with me.
Cristal Ryder – For the Ryde of Your Life!