Princess of the Light by N. N. Light


October Contest:

Donate to your local food bank and win a $25 Amazon gift card. Take a selfie at the food bank and tweet it to me (http://www.twitter.com/NNP_W_Light) using the hashtag #POTLContest. Also accept emailed entries (nnlight@outlook.com). Open to Worldwide Participants. Winner announced on November 1st and their pic will be spotlighted on the Princess of the Light website. Let’s feed those in need and spread the Light!!!

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MRS N aka N. N. Light

Princess

Title: Princess of the Light

Author: N. N. Light

Blurb:

Gabriel, the Archangel and Messenger of God – yeah that Gabriel, visited Mary Miller. He told her, as the key she is destined to spread the Light and vanquish the Darkness. Her first assignment is to restore the soul the Walking Man. Sounds simple enough until she’s thrown in the face of evil, and then Joe Deacons enters her heart. This battle just got a lot more complicated. She must complete her mission 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

Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/princess-of-the-light-nn-light/1120170709?ean=9781502438454

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Princess-Light-N/dp/1502438453/ref=la_B00N277I4E_1_1_title_1_pap?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1411398988&sr=1-1

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

 

Author Bio:

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N. 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 7,500 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: http://www.goodreads.com/nnlight

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/NNP_W_Light

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

Email: nnlight@outlook.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/PrincessOTLight

LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/n-n-light/90/1a7/902

Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/118060034268079734144/posts

Triberr: http://www.triberr.com/nnlight

Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/author/nnlight

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

Writing Wednesday Workshop: Emotional Stakes


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This week’s workshop is dealing with emotional stakes. In every story, there are emotional stakes. Emotional stakes is what drives a novel. What are emotional stakes?

Emotional stakes simply put are what’s at risk for the main character (usually the protagonist). He/She has a conflict and the writer’s purpose is to make the reader care about the outcome. Read the quote above.

There is a fine line between too much and not enough emotional stakes (or jeopardy). As a writer, you have to walk that tightrope. It’s a difficult task but easier if you follow these tips:

-Think life or death, emotionally that is, when you are outlining the stakes for your protagonist. The bigger the stakes, the more likely the reader will care. Example: Harry Potter

-Internal emotional turmoil is a good one, especially in fiction. The protagonist has to come to terms with something at the core of who they are. Choices are a big part of this. Example: Les Miserables

- Don’t create perfect characters. Show their flaws so the reader can connect with them. I made this mistake with the first draft of Princess of the Light. I didn’t show their flaws because I didn’t think I needed to. But everyone has flaws, including me, and to be relatable your protagonist has to have flaws. Example: Princess of the Light

- Make your emotional stakes very clear to the reader, especially in your blurb. There is nothing worse for me as a reader than to read the blurb and haven’t a clue what the stakes are. If I can’t tell reading the blurb, then I won’t buy the book. Read my blurb and pay close attention to the last sentence:

Gabriel, the Archangel and Messenger of God – yeah that Gabriel, visited Mary Miller. He told her, as the key she is destined to spread the Light and vanquish the Darkness. Her first assignment is to restore the soul the Walking Man. Sounds simple enough until she’s thrown in the face of evil, and then Joe Deacons enters her heart. This battle just got a lot more complicated. She must complete her mission without losing all she loves.

Need more helping incorporating stakes into your book? Grab your favorite book and pay close attention to the emotional stakes. I bet you’ll see how important it is as a writer to weave emotional stakes into your story. As a reader, you want to be emotionally invested and wonder if the main character will survive.

Writers, how do you weave emotional stakes into your stories? Any tips or tricks? Please comment below.

Have a great week and keep writing!

Until next time,

MRS N, the Writer

 

PRINCESS OF THE LIGHT Guest Post: Beyond Romance


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I am so excited because today I am a guest blogger over at Beyond Romance blog. I spill the beans on breaking Writing Rule #1. Hop on over and check it out:

http://lisabetsarai.blogspot.ca/2014/10/confession-i-broke-writing-rule-1-and.html 

As always, I’d love to hear your comments and if you feel led, please share using the buttons below!

Have a super Wednesday!

MRS N aka N. N. Light

Schedule an Appointment to Relax Today


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I was talking about the past weekend with a friend of mine. I told her how MR N and I went out clothes shopping Saturday morning and relaxed in the afternoon.

“How do you have time to relax?” she asked.

“We make time.” I shrugged.

“Gosh, I should do that too.”

It got me thinking, maybe people should incorporate some time in their busy schedule to relax. We all live busy lives and have a million things to do. We have people clamoring for our attention and as a result, are utterly exhausted.

Read the quote and ask yourself when was the last time you scheduled some time to do nothing. Yesterday? This past weekend? Last month? Can’t remember?

It’s about time to schedule a relaxing appointment. Whip our your planner and book an appointment with yourself. Then shut off your phone and/or devices and just relax. Take your favorite beverage to a serene spot and relax.

:-) MRS N :-)

Embrace Your Creative Side


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Are you a creative person?

I am the happiest when I am wearing my creative hat. The restrictions of society are flung off and I am free to be myself. When I embrace my creative side, I allow myself to play.

The quote above from Henri Matisse really describes what it means to be creative. Imagine for a moment what the world would be like if everyone embraced their creative side for a few minutes a day. Imagine what an innovative society we’d become.

I encourage you to embrace your inner creative side. Not only is it a good stress buster but when you are wearing your creative hat, you are free to play. Doesn’t that sound like fun?

Go ahead and be free!

Embrace your creative side!

MRS N

Forget all the Rules and WRITE!!!


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A friend of mine asked me, “What’s the secret to writing?”

I replied, “Ditch the rules and just write.”

It’s not complicated, people. Writing is as simple as you want to make it. So-called experts come up with these tricks of the trade in order to get published and rules to follow.

I agree with Melinda Haynes above (thanks to Belinda Witzenhausen for the graphic).

“Forget all the rules. Forget about being published. Write for yourself and celebrate writing.”

We are all storytellers and we have a story (or several thousand) to tell. So, tell your story. Be passionate about it and let the words flow. Readers will be drawn to the story and the characters, not the rules. :-)

Celebrate writing and get started!

MRS N, the Writer

Cherish Every Moment…


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The past few days I have been given new sight. I was blind but now I see how glorious life is and how precious every moment is.

Cherish every moment and every person in your life, because you never know when it will be the last time you see someone.

Life is too short to rush through life. Cherish every moment and look for the good in everything and everyone.

Be kind.

Tell those you love how much you love them.

Be happy with your circumstances, for it could be much worse.

Let go of anger and hatred.

Forgive.

Do it every day and you will see through new eyes.

Just like me. :-)

MRS N

BREATH


MRS N, the Author:

Be one with the Universe! :) So beautiful! MRS N

Originally posted on hocuspocus13:

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She steps outside for a breath of fresh Air

All Nature was looking

Misty cool Air filled with Fragrance

Laughter coming from above in the Sky

Soft breeze touching her face

Her Mind Clear and Sharp

An exciting chill awakes inside of her

Vibrations of the area drowned out the Street noise

Making the morning more tranquil

It takes her breath away…

Swept up within another breeze

She holds her breath waiting anxiously for something to happen

Recovering to draw Air in

Refreshing to blow softly

Wild and Free she hears a message in her heart

Under her breath a quiet voice

Rummaging through the parts of her mind

She Travels as fast as Thought

As she exhales on the World…
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My First Year as an Indie Author Giveaway


MRS N, the Author:

My friend, Nicholas C. Rossis, is celebrating one glorious year since his first book in the Perseus series was published. Comment at the end of the post over on his blog and you’ll get a free book! He’s so generous and the books are amazing! :) MRS N

Originally posted on Nicholas C. Rossis:

From the blog of Nicholas C. Rossis, author of science fiction, the Pearseus epic fantasy series and children's books
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Today is my authorversary Indieversaryone-year anniversary since the publication of Pearseus: Schism, the first book of my epic fantasy series!

Twelve exciting months and four books later, I’d like to celebrate by sharing with you my work. So, anyone who leaves a comment below until the end of the month, will receive a free copy of one of my books – your choice!

So, what are you waiting for? Tell me which book you’d like to receive, and enjoy some of the greatest stories of all times (hmm… too much?) :D

Also, don’t forget that you can download Pearseus: Schism for free on Goodreads.

And the most important part: Thank you for all your love and support! I know I keep saying this, but that’s only because it bears repeating: I couldn’t have done it without you! I love…

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Every Day is a New Beginning


Every day

I love this quote! It’s filled with positive energy and we should approach every day this way!

Did yesterday suck? It’s in the past and is now just a fleeting memory.

What will tomorrow bring? Who knows.

Today is a gift and it’s a brand new beginning! The possibilities are endless and you just have to take what comes. Fill yourself with positive vibes, as my buddy Nathan says.

Every day is a new beginning!

Keep smiling!

:-) MRS N :-)

Princess of the Light: Guest Post at The Nook


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Today I am very excited to be a guest blogger at The Nook! Kelly was so gracious in having me appear on her blog talking about the top 10 reasons why I wrote Princess of the Light:

http://aightball.wordpress.com/2014/10/16/guest-post-n-n-light/

Hop on over and as always, I’d love your comments. :)

MRS N aka N. N. Light