Friday, October 6, 2017

Burning Rose Blog Tour

    Hello everyone! How are you all doing? Today I'm back with a long awaited Blog Tour (Yes I've been waiting for this Blog Tour for some time now). My friend Hope Ann has finally compiled her short story mini series into One Awesomely Amazing PAPERBACK book Called BURNING ROSE!

 Which means you can now order the first three Legends of Light novellas in one hard copy special!  

Right now you may be wondering.

What is legends of the Light?

Well I'm glad you asked... Behold! The Legends of the light!

A war, founded in ancient legends, changes the lives of those it touches forever.

Elissa, a villager from the northern mountains, attempts to save her brother and ends up trapped in a hidden valley with a strange host and a treacherous enemy.

Evrard, the Wingmaster of the Prince’s army, races against his own weakening powers to discover the location of his twin and save her from deadly mistbenders.

Haydn, a pardoned rebel from Tauscher’s army, confronts shadows of myth and former comrades in his struggle to keep his sister safe and find the stolen Stormestone.


Before the war, before the legends, before the Separation, there was a man who started it all. There was a curse, a promise, and a sacrifice. There was the Oathkeeper.

Fairy tales retold as you have never heard them before.

ROSE OF THE OATH: Beauty and the Beast




ROSE OF THE NIGHT: a Rose of the Oath prequel

Order Burning Rose now!

     Sounds like a sick deal to me! Now I've read two of the novellas within the Burning Rose and let me tell you I'm super excited for the release of this! All the novellas rolled into one book with the added bones of an extra story?! Doesn't get much better then that!

    Perhaps your wondering How long does it take to write and edit a novella? What is the process? Well I was recently able to ask her the exact same question and this is her response 
It will vary from person to person, but my process looks something like this:

Month 1:

I spend a week or two outlining the novella, naming characters, and coming up with pictures of them. I’ve normally been thinking about the story for awhile before this, but this is where I pull everything together.

Then I spend around two weeks writing the novella. Since the word count of my novellas are 25,000-30,000 words I tend to write around 2500-3000 words a day for those weeks.

Month 2:

I set up a sign-up form for beta readers at the beginning of the month and run through the story once or twice. Around halfway through the month I close sign ups and send out the novella to beta readers with a month deadline.

Month 3:

While beta readers are working through the novella, I’ll go over it again. I’ll also correct each beta reader’s corrections as I get them back. Then I read the whole novella out loud to myself. By the end of the third month (sometimes earlier), the novella is generally ready for editing.

Month 4:

I send the novella to an editor. This will take around two weeks. In the meantime, I get the cover made if I haven’t already and open sign-ups for review readers. About halfway through the month, I’ll have my cover reveal and start getting collecting sign-ups for a launch team. Week three, I send out the ARCs (Advanced Reader Copies) to all my review readers and plunge fully into marketing mode. I’ll have also announced my release date by then, which is generally the end of the 5th month (note that I’m talking about months as times, not ‘months’ themselves, so the ‘end’ of a month could be the beginning or middle of one).

Month 5:

I close sign-ups for the launch team, start preparing graphics, blog posts, emails, and all the rest of the things I need before the launch. Then I actually launch it!

There you have it! Five months from writing to launch, give or take a month or two. I went through this process with all three of my novellas and now I’m combining them into one paperback version, Burning Rose!

OOoooo how cool! So I guess this post also turned into a mini "how Hope Ann writes novellas, tips that could help upcoming writes" thing.

Oh and if by any chance you DON'T know who Hope Ann is here is a quick little bio.

Hope Ann is a Christian wordsmith, avid reader, and dedicated author. Her time is taken up with writing, reading, playing with inspirational photos, blogging, helping care for the house and eight younger siblings, and generally enjoying the adventures of life on a small farm at the crossroads of America. She is the author of Legends of Light is currently working on several projects including a fantasy novel and futuristic trilogy. You can find out more about her at

    I totally suggest checking out her stuff if you haven't already. Well that's all I have for you today, I'll be back soon. Until Next Time! Stay True to the King!


  1. have to add it to by tbr stack! It is so great that another young Christian writer is getting published! Hope you are well and will totally check out this series. btw do you happen to have the time to read a book I'm writing?
    God Bless!

    1. It's a great read! I'm sure you'll like it! Yeah it's just so cool to see that right? Thank you Ry! I hope you are also doing well! I'll let you know. God bless!

  2. Thank you so much for taking part in my launch!

    1. Thank you! It's great to see how far your work has come and is going!


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