Princess of the Light by N. N. Light


Princess

Title: Princess of the Light

Author: N. N. Light

Blurb:

Mary Miller never thought much about destiny until God’s Archangel and Messenger, Gabriel, appears. Gabriel reveals she is destined to vanquish Darkness by spreading the Light and she has a revelation: she is the key.

Her first assignment is to restore the soul of a homeless man known only as the Walking Man.  She’s thrust face to face with evil all the while losing her heart to her new love, Joe Deacons. Can she win the battle the Lord placed her in without losing all she loves?

Book Cover Graphic Artist Credit:

Illustration : streamy digital

Model : VictoriaAndrea

Photo : shutterstock/depositphoto

Excerpt Link:

http://princessofthelight.wordpress.com/2014/08/22/princess-of-the-light-excerpt-prologue/

Buy Links:

Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/469480

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Princess-Light-N-ebook/dp/B00N19FDKO/ref=sr_1_16?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1409056657&sr=1-16&keywords=princess+of+the+light

Kobo: http://store.kobobooks.com/en-CA/ebook/princess-of-the-light-1

Indigo: http://www.chapters.indigo.ca/books/princess-of-the-light/9781310880230-item.html?ikwid=princess+of+the+light&ikwsec=Home&ikwidx=0

iTunes/iBooks: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/princess-of-the-light/id913013798?mt=11

Goodreads:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23009005-princess-of-the-light

Book Tour Sign Up:

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Author Bio:

N N Light Book Cover Photo

N. Light was born in Minnesota, lived in Southern California only to move to chilly Ontario, Canada to marry her beloved husband MR N. She is blissfully happy and loves all things chocolate, books, music, movies, art, sports and baking. Most of the time you can find her on Twitter or getting new ideas on how to spread the Light on Pinterest.

Part of the proceeds of Princess of the Light will go directly to food banks in order to feed the hungry and help those in need. With only 6,122 books sold, N. N. Light will be able to set up a monthly endowment for the local food bank.

I’d love to connect with you either via email or via these various social media sites:

Website: http://princessofthelight.com

Blog: http://princessofthelight.wordpress.com

Goodreads: N. N. Light

Twitter: @NNP_W_Light

Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/nnlight

Email: nnlight@outlook.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/PrincessOTLight

Independent Author Network: http://www.independentauthornetwork.com/n-n-light.html

Dreams Really DO Come True!!!!


Dreams WD

I dream.  I pursue my dreams.  Today, my dream of becoming a published author has come true!!! I am a published author!  Princess of the Light is on sale RIGHT NOW! I keep pinching myself to make sure I’m not dreaming. OW! :)

I love this quote by Walt Disney!  He has always inspired me to pursue my dream and this quote is my new reality.  I took risks, executed my vision and today my dream came true!

What are your dreams?  Even if it seem impossible, you can make your dreams come true!  Sure, it will take hard work, determination, risks and everything you possess to make it come true.  But if I can do it, so can you!

Dream.  Test your dreams.  Start pursuing your dreams and get to work! You can do it! I believe in you!

MRS N, Published Author :-)

Buy Princess of the Light at these fine retailers:

Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/469480

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Princess-Light-N-ebook/dp/B00N19FDKO/ref=sr_1_16?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1409056657&sr=1-16&keywords=princess+of+the+light

Kobo: http://store.kobobooks.com/en-CA/ebook/princess-of-the-light-1

Indigo: http://www.chapters.indigo.ca/books/princess-of-the-light/9781310880230-item.html?ikwid=princess+of+the+light&ikwsec=Home&ikwidx=0

iTunes/ iBooks: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/princess-of-the-light/id913013798?mt=11

Princess of the Light Blog Tour: Day 6


Princess

Today I thought I would share with you some quick tips on surviving the self-publishing process.  Self publishing is hard but with the these tips, you’ll soon be a pro:

- Have the best book possible.  Hire an editor, proofreader and ask your beta readers to triple check for errors.  No one will buy your book if it is filled with grammar mistakes.  Present the very best product out there.

-Hire a graphic artist to design your book cover.  I know there are programs out there to create your own book cover but unless you’re an artist, your book cover might not grab people like it needs to.  My personal opinion is to hire someone.  I hired a lovely woman named Erica PETIT and she created the amazing Princess of the Light cover for me.  It was affordable and it is perfect! :-)

- Distribute your book to as many retailers as possible.  I decided to go with Smashwords and Amazon.  Smashwords is a fabulous distribution company that continues to receive outstanding awards.  Smashwords has a premium catalog and once your e-book is accepted, they distribute to many retailers including iTunes, B&N, Kobo and many others.  I also did Amazon because many many readers around the world buy from Amazon.  The more your book is available, the more readers will want to buy it.

- Hire an e-book formatter.  Some people can do it themselves but I say, if you are serious about publishing and want it to look professional, hire a professional company to do it for you.  For Princess of the Light, I used Ebook Launch and I highly recommend it! :) They are professional, respectful and affordable.  Check out their website: ebooklaunch.com

- Breathe. This is very important!  The process of self-publishing can be overwhelming and the only way to get through it is to breathe.  Everything will turn out great! :-)

- Celebrate when you hit publish.  You’ve just become a published author and not many people can say that.  Celebrate in style! :-) WHOO HOO!

I hope these tips help you to survive the self-publishing process.  Being a published author is a dream come true! :-)

 

Pre-order Princess of the Light and get it delivered to your device before anyone else:

Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/469480
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Princess-Light-N-ebook/dp/B00N19FDKO/ref=sr_1_16?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1409056657&sr=1-16&keywords=princess+of+the+light

 

​Kobo: http://store.kobobooks.com/en-CA/ebook/princess-of-the-light-1

 

Indigo: http://www.chapters.indigo.ca/books/princess-of-the-light/9781310880230-item.html?ikwid=princess+of+the+light&ikwsec=Home&ikwidx=0

 

iTunes/ iBooks: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/princess-of-the-light/id913013798?mt=11

 

MRS N aka N. N. Light

Princess of the Light Blog Tour: Day 5


Princess

The story behind Princess of the Light is one that fascinates people and I never get tired talking about it.  Simply put, a homeless man in my town inspired me to write Princess of the Light.  I don’t know his name and I have moved to a different area of town so I don’t see him every day.  I call him the Walking Man because that is exactly what he does.  He doesn’t beg for money or hold up a sign.  He walks the length of the town I live in.

The first time I saw him I literally stopped in my tracks.  There was something about him that made me pause.  Maybe it was the fact that it was the middle of winter and here he was sitting on the curb smiling up at the sun.  He didn’t have a care in the world and the heat of the sun’s rays on his weathered face gave him joy.

I wondered who he was and what his story was.  He was someone’s son, brother, father, uncle.  What happened in his life to bring him to this point?

I went about my day but my thoughts were filled with questions about him.  Could I help him?  What if I had the power to help him?

The seed started growing and Princess of the Light was born.  As the days went by and I observed the Walking Man, I started showing him kindness.  I smiled and said good morning.  I left food, blankets and clothing for him.  With every action, I started to notice a change in him.  It was like he was no longer the forgotten man; he mattered.

I made a promise to myself that if my book ever sold, I would donate part of the proceeds to the local food bank to help more people like the Walking Man.  Now, it is less than four days until Princess of the Light is published. Part of the proceeds of Princess of the Light will go directly to food banks in order to feed the hungry and help those in need. With only 6,122 books sold, I will be able to set up a monthly endowment for the local food bank.  The more books I sell, the more food banks can get endowments.  

You can help too!  Spreading the Light is more than a fun catch phrase; it can be a reality.  Every town, city and country has people like the Walking Man.  They are forgotten by society and the governments.  They are in the dark.  Let’s spread our Light around the world and make these people matter. :-)

Spread the Light!!!

MRS N aka N. N. Light

You’re Never Too Old…


You're never too old

You’re never too old to be inspired, pursue your dreams and live the very best life you can!

My husband told me an inspiring story and I wanted to share it with you.  Every day, he passes by two elderly Asian women in the park.  They do their Tai Chi exercises every morning.  A few days ago, he noticed that there was another elderly woman in the park.  She was about 100 feet away from the two women.  She is in a wheelchair and looks to be close to 110 years old.  She has lost the use of her legs but her spirit is as strong as when she was in her twenties.  When the two women stretch their arms up to the sky, the elderly woman in the wheelchair does the same.  Amazing!

You’re never too old.

Is there something that you want to do?  Is there a dream that beats wildly in your heart?

Don’t just sit there… DO IT!

Life is short and you are never too old to pursue it!  You are the only person who can make the best of your life!  Yes you!

Don’t wait, for life will soon pass you by!

Live the very best life you can!!!

:-) MRS N :-)

Princess of the Light Blog Tour: Day 4


Princess

For today’s blog tour stop, I thought it would be fun to do an interview.  So please enjoy it and if you have any questions or comments, I’d love to hear from you!

 

Tell us about your book.

 

Princess of the Light is the story of Mary, who is called by God to be the Princess of the Light.  She is destined to vanquish the demons who have infused the world with evil.  She is the champion of Light and her first assignment as the Princess is the restore the soul of a homeless man everyone in Golden Lake knows as the Walking Man.  He is the forgotten man, lost to the world, tormented by the demon Than.

 

At the exact moment she is called, she meets and falls in love with Joe.  With her world changing at every turn, can he be more than first appeared?

 

The stakes grow higher as Than partners with Lisbeth and as Mary wars with the two of the them, she must risk her soul to save the Walking Man and all those she loves. 

 

 

Where did the idea for Princess of the Light come?

 

I have been a huge fan of Buffy the Vampire Slayer for years and I kept thinking to myself, why can’t there be a Protector in a spiritual context?  The story percolated in my mind for over five years and I finally had to write it down in 2012.

 

 

Why did you write Princess of the Light?

 

I am a walker and I walk over 20 miles a week.  One day I was walking and I saw this homeless man sitting in the sun.  His eyes were closed and he had a satisfied smile on his face.  I stopped in my tracks and wondered who this man was.  Over the next few weeks, I ran into this homeless man almost every day.  I almost looked forward to it.  See, he never begged or asked for money.  He kept to himself and just walked.  He walked the length of the city I live in.  Over time, I started calling him the Walking Man.  He inspired me to write the book and part of the proceeds of the book will go to Food Banks to help people like the Walking Man.

 

 

What genre is your book?

 

Urban Fantasy

 

 

Describe your book in three words.

 

Spread the Light

 

 

 

Which type of reader would like to read Princess of the Light?

 

I think that anyone who loved Buffy the Vampire Slayer or Xena would love my book.  But in reality, anyone who loves a heart-warming yet gripping action adventure story about a woman who followed her destiny and changed the life of many all while falling in love with her soul mate will love Princess of the Light.

 

What sparked your interest in becoming a writer?

 

For as long as I can remember, I have wanted to be a writer.  I would create stories in my mind and tell the most fascinating adventures to my friends and family.  As I learned to read and write, my talent grew and I started to create my own greeting cards.  When I graduated from high school, I went to university to become a writer.   It is only now that I have seriously pursued it and here I am.

 

 

Best writing advice you’ve ever received

 

Write a book you want to read.  I am a voracious reader and I knew that I wanted to write a story that would captivate me.  I have always remembered that piece of advice and I hope that readers will love the world I created.

 

Looking back on your career as a bookseller, how do you feel now having people come into bookstores and asking about your book?

When I was a bookseller, I sold a lot of books from some of my favorite authors: Ernest Hemingway, Stephen King, Agatha Christie, Harlan Coben, Mary Higgins Clark, C S Lewis, Dan Brown.  I always envisioned what it would be like to have my book sold in bookstores.  Now that it is happening, it is really a dream come true! I feel giddy when I think about it.

 

How can readers find out more about you or your book?

 

Princess of the Light is available for pre-order at these retailers:

 

Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/469480

 

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Princess-Light-N-ebook/dp/B00N19FDKO/ref=sr_1_16?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1409056657&sr=1-16&keywords=princess+of+the+light

 

Kobo: http://store.kobobooks.com/en-CA/ebook/princess-of-the-light-1

 

Indigo: http://www.chapters.indigo.ca/books/princess-of-the-light/9781310880230-item.html?ikwid=princess+of+the+light&ikwsec=Home&ikwidx=0

 

MRS N aka N. N. Light :-)

Uplift Yourself From Negativity


Uplift Yourself

Are you surrounded by negativity?  Are your so-called friends bringing you down or reminding you of all the mistakes you’ve made?

I read an article yesterday that just made me shake my head.  I am a huge NFL fan.  This year, the St. Louis Rams drafted a talented young man by the name of Michael Sam.  He worked hard and has proven to be a sack specialist in the preseason.  Coach Jeff Fisher is impressed with his ability and Michael Sam has made the 75 man roster.  Oh, and as a side note (not that it matters), Michael Sam is gay.

ESPN’s Josina Anderson went to the St. Louis Rams’ facility in anticipation of Michael Sam being cut.  He wasn’t and on Sportscenter, she reported on the shower practices of Michael Sam.  Read the article here: http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/football/espn-regrets-reporting-michael-sam-shower-habits-article-1.1918520

Not only was I disgusted by the report she made but that in this day and age, being gay is somehow sensational and makes for a scandal.  ESPN has to get over it and Josina Anderson needs a wake-up call.  She could’ve taken the higher road and did a piece on how inspiring it is that Michael Sam worked hard and made the team.  Instead of uplifting, she tore down.  Negativity runs rampant.

Each of us deals with negative things and negative people all day long.  It’s everywhere.  It’s the car honking behind you as you’re driving down the street.  It’s the cranky bank teller who needs to take a break.  It’s your boss who had a fight with his/her child before coming into work.

The key to uplifting yourself is to distance yourself from the negativity.  It can be as simple as showing kindness.  It can also be physically distancing yourself from the negativity.  It’s hard to do but sometimes it needs to be done.  Friends come and go in your life.  It’s your choice if you want to be free from the negativity.

Take a look around.  Are the people you’re associated with blanketing you with negativity?  Maybe it’s time to let them go.

Beautiful things happen when you distance yourself from all the negative things!

Spread the Light and uplift yourself!!!

:) MRS N :)

Writing Wednesday Workshop: Conquering the 2nd Draft


Revising Editing

Hello fellow writers!  Please forgive the absence of last week’s workshop. I was busy cramming four weeks of editing and revising into two days to prepare Princess of the Light for self-publishing. I figured since I was revising/editing, it would be a great topic for this week’s workshop. :-)

Revising and editing are two of the hardest things any writer has to do.  Those are your words staring back at you.  You took great care and a multitude of hours crafting your first draft.  Now comes the hard part.

Read the quote above again (thanks to Kathy R. Jeffords) and repeat it aloud five times.  Take a few deep breaths and then follow these helpful tips:

- Print out your first draft.  I highly recommend this as it is far easier to revise/edit on paper with a red pen than on a device.

- Take your favorite red pen and slowly read through your first draft, taking notes as you go.

- Make a lot of contractions, especially in dialogue.  I had trouble with this too.  I was way too formal in my dialogue and most people use contractions when talking.

- When you find yourself adding or subtracting words when reading your first draft, let your pen make those changes too.  It really helps with the flow of the book.

- Take a look at your story arc and delete anything not related to your story arc.  Sure, it may be nice information but it will only distract the reader and he/she may get lost.  If you have more than one story arc, follow this advice for each story arc.

- Your secondary characters are needed in your book but you don’t need to detail as much with your secondary characters as you do for the main characters.  Stick to the basics and remember the reader is seeing it through whomever’s POV.

- Be on the lookout for adverbs.  There are two camps on the adverb issue and I fall in the middle.  Some adverbs are needed but don’t overuse them.  Instead find another way to say it.

- Showing not telling. This is a biggie for all writers, including me.  You have to think of your writing like a movie.  Show the action; don’t just say what is going on.  The reader wants to be inside the action, not observing it from above. I know this is hard to do but trust me on this.  Your book will be irresistible to readers.

-Go over your POV (point of view).  No matter if you are in first or third person, make sure your POV is spotless. Don’t describe things the POV can’t see. For example, writing Jane saw herself blushing is wrong. How can she? Is she looking in a mirror?  Instead, write Jane felt her cheeks burn hot and she dropped her gaze.

- When you are finished, take your changes and create a new document naming it 2nd draft.  Read it again on your computer/laptop/IPad and check for flow.  Does it read smoothly or is it choppy?  If there needs to be changes, adjust them on your device.

I hope these tips help you to conquer the second draft.  Do you have any revising/editing tips?  Feel free to share below!

Have a great week!

MRS N, the Writer