Chapter 21 – Through the Mouth is up on Wattpad for those of you Dark Lights following along. Now, Jaylina’s world is–quite literally–about to change. Which of us can recall a time when we had to make that choice: To step through the door and change our worlds forever or to close it and go on the way we had been?
There is nothing more terrifying than change we set upon ourselves, knowing it will tumble out of our control.
When that happens, we just ride with it and let us take it wherever its going to take us. In the end, what other choice to we have?
Can’t stay static forever. Or what to we learn?
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Fellow, Dark Lights. May this season bring you some peace and healing.
Chapter 20 – The Shadow and the Spear from The Left Hand of Light is up on Wattpad.
I love this chapter because our lonely heroes begin to realize that while Darkness is everywhere, they are not alone in their fight. This is indeed, the beginning of taking the fight to them, to the other side. To those who would war upon us, we mortals of the Light.
Together we stand. We lift each other up.
My fellow Dark Lights. Chapter 19 – On the Eve of the Ghost Tide from The Left Hand of Light is up on #Wattpad.
Caught up in the celebration of the return of the Light Bringer, Jaylina steals him away from her new-found sister for a moment of private sensual healing neither of them will soon forget.
This is the last chapter before the crap really hits the fan. But this chapter, for me, is the kind of joy I want for our entire lives. Its an incredible turning point for Jaylina and just the beginning of her discovery of her life’s true purpose and her own real power.
Greetings, Dark Lights. May this message find you in peace. Chapter 18 – Leader of the People from the Left Hand of Light is up on #Wattpad. The Steward of the People of the Water must decide what to do about the sorcerer and his mainland companion. Do they bring Darkness or Light?
Hi, fellow Dark Lights. Chapter 15 – Out to Sea from The Left Hand of Light is up on #Wattpad. Hunted by Darkness, Jaylina and Michael seek passage aboard the Sultana Luz and with a touch, Michael reveals to Jaylina a terrible reality of his cause.
Today is a monumental day for me for today I become a novelist. An author of fiction. Today, I share my voice. The Left Hand of Light is now a reality. You can buy it on Amazon. It blows me away to be able to say that. Many of you have asked me how you can help and for that I thank you. There are three easy ways to help:
- Tell your friends. Tell your loved ones. Tell your enemies. Use e-mail, Facebook, Twitter, smoke signals. Write your congressman. Have a conversation. Please help me get the word out. Give them this link: https://chrisvera.com/lefthand.
- Buy a copy. Better yet, buy more than one. They make great and inexpensive gifts for the readers in your life. Winter, er…the holidays are coming.
- Tell the world how you feel about it. Whether you loved it or hated it, leaving a review of the book on Amazon, Goodreads, and other places where books are discussed really helps a LOT to draw attention to it. Review it!
A sincere thank you to everyone who made this book possible: To my editor, Larry Edwards. To Kathleen Robertson and my mom, Billie English, for their careful proof-reading and fantastic ideas on how to make the story even better. And to everyone else who offered me encouragement along the way.
There is so much more where this came from. Enjoy!
Hi, all. I’m crazy-excited to reveal the book cover for “The Left Hand of Light,” a modern mythology about a broken-hearted intuitive who learns that she alone can navigate the astral plane for a dark and mysterious man searching for the soul of his lost love in the Underworld. I’m self-publishing the book this fall! If you’ve ever lost someone you love, struggled to find your place in the universe, or just like a good story about epic battles between the Light and the Dark, then this story is for you! Check in here from time to time for updates and more great news on this project. Tell me what you think and please spread the word.
The beautiful cover artwork is by the multi-talented Adelaide Marcus.
Hi, all. My latest short story, SEVEN DAYS TO TOPSIDE, has been published online at COSMOS Magazine.
Happy Lucky is a city in the future so large that its vast sewer system is the dark home to all kinds of strange and terrible creatures. Squads of trained and battle-tested professionals known as san-techs swear oaths to keep those tunnels clean. When a san-tech leader about to come home discovers city management has cut a secret deal with the mysterious Rat King he is forced to decide between his oath, his freedom and his duty to his squad.
Have a read and please leave me a comment. I’d love to hear what you think.
I just fired off my very first query letter to an interesting agent in New York named Diana Fox. I’m a typical newbie full of high hopes and dreams, but I realize that it takes time to build such relationships.
More important is what the sending of this simple e-mail represents for me: a critical step in a long journey of becoming a published author and going into writing full time.
I’ve broken all the rules of good writing, of course. My book begins with a prologue for heaven sakes, and worse, it opens with poetry! But this is the time, this is the Now, for this story to finally be told. Now is not the time for cliched compromise.
If I’m very lucky, Diana will reply back to let me know all the terrible mistakes I made and help me correct them for future reference. I anticipate a very long road but it’s about the journey not the destination, yes?
Now is the time to fight and to never give up. Now is the time for dreams and reality to collide.