Saturday, October 3, 2015

NEW RELEASES from Nancy Brooks




Legendseeker has produced five new books in this amazing new series.

This new line does not feature any paranormal or supernatural creatures. Though it does have some fantastic men :) Sometimes, the real world can be just as romantic as you'll see in The Jaded Series.

The Jaded Series is available now on Amazon.com








Q & A with Cecily Magnon


Q: When did you start writing?

I guess in one way or another I've always written, mostly in journals. And back in my school days, I used to love to write short stories.  I remember, when I was still in college, one of my girlfriends had this creative writing assignment that she was absolutely dreading.  She couldn't get herself to do it.  She was more of a numbers person. Well anyway, the days were ticking away and still no paper. 

Being the good friend that I was, LOL! I offered to write it for her. She got an A and we averted a major melt down. LOL! Had I known then, that I was gonna pursue writing as a career; I would have kept a copy of that story. I remember it was pretty good J

Q: Where do you take your inspiration from?

Funny enough, a lot of things come to me when I'm asleep -- through my dreams! I tend to have weird dreams and some of the visuals I get during my dream cycles make for great scenes in a book!

 I like to people watch too and I like to pick out certain descriptions and antics from the people around me and those become my characters' traits and personalities! LOL!

Q: Do you write full time?

No L but I wish I did! For now, I still have a day time job, but eventually I'd like to be able to quit my day job and write full time. That would be a dream come true!  I get giddy just thinking about it.

Q: Tell us about your interests and hobbies outside of writing?

I love to listen to music -- all genres, it just depends on my mood. Music is great for stimulating my writing too. Sometimes, if I'm listening to something moody and a little dark, so will my writing! It's crazy.

I love to read and now that I'm writing to pursue a career, I don't have as much time to read and I miss it terribly! I'm trying to sneak in a page or two, here and there during breaks in my schedule -- just so I don't go into withdrawals.

I'm not outdoorsy at all! In fact, it doesn't take very long for me to start sneezing and itching the moment I get out in nature, but if I want to spend time with my kids, I must brave the elements! LOL! Plus, and I hate to admit this, but it does clear my head and gives me a break.  Even I get cabin fever after a while.

Q: What were you like as a kid?

Weird. Goofy. Insecure. My mind matured faster than my body. I was the little kid with the old soul.

I was fascinated with magic, superstitions, ghost stories, and folklore that included magical creatures. My grandmother had gifts and sometimes she would take me aside to read my palm and I remember trying to figure out how she could see all that in my hand. I would ask her to show me how and she would say that I'd have to figure out my own ways.

I loved cartoons and superheroes and the iconic fight between good and evil. I grew up watching, Scooby-Doo, He-Man, and the old Marvel comic cartoons, like X-Men and Spiderman. I got a little bit older and I became a big fan of Wrestle Mania! The WWF story lines back then were better than soap opera!

Q: 5 interesting things about you:

1. Cecily is my baptismal name. You won't find it on my birth certificate.

2. I'm trying to develop my psychic intuitiveness. Muahahahaha!

3. I have no sense of direction, whatsoever. To make matters worse, I can't read a map! I get lost so much, even my kids can tell, when I don't know where I'm going.

4. I snore like a lumberjack!

5. I'm slightly claustrophobic. I get the heebee-jeebeez going through tunnels and if I have to fetch toys from the under the bed.









Thursday, September 3, 2015

Before and After

We thought this might be fun to share with you. Part of  the beauty of self publishing is being able to experiment, and it seems when you think you're done, well... you're really not. For example, take a look at the evolution of Prelude to a Storm's cover design. We love all of them, but as you can see, Cecily has been updating.




First cover


Second cover

Third and current cover

Sunday, May 17, 2015

SPAWN


Spawn by Nancy Brooks
 is here!

This is the latest installment in the Tangled Threads Series. 
Find out what happens next to Kiarme's band of mercenaries.

Book Description:

It would have looked like a typical American home, except for the bars on the windows, the aluminum foil wrapped around the roof, and the sign on the lawn that read ‘Beware of Aliens’. This they were used to; it was an assignment they could handle efficiently as Disseminators of Misinformation. But when Seven Banks and his fellow DOM operative arrive in Nebraska to discredit a typical alien sighting, they find themselves thrust into the wrathful path of cannibalistic creatures highly skilled in guerilla warfare. A hostage situation soon ends in a race against time to stop bloodthirsty creatures determined to hunt down and kill fugitive enemies—a band of mercenaries led by the only man who can exterminate the spawn of a demigod.

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Sunday, March 1, 2015

Gathering Storm is FREE

 Smashwords Read an E-book Week
starts now!
3/1/15 thru 3/7/15

Join the fun and help celebrate the adventure of e-books!

To help in this great movement, Gathering Storm is FREE!

Click on this link
and start reading and enjoying the world of The Order of the Anakim.



Saturday, January 10, 2015

MORE New Releases!

Nancy Brooks is a writing machine and she's got two more juicy books waiting for your loving attention.
Here they are, check them out.




PUNSO ISLAND (Sons of Mil Saga) 
by Nancy Brooks

(contains adult content)

His body crashed through the dense foliage, making as much noise as possible. Arms swung out at the branches of achiote trees, disregarding the nicks and cuts caused by the spiny dried fruit. His boots trampled across knee-high shrubbery, exposed roots, and fallen trunks. He could hear the threatening shouts of the men chasing him, their voices getting louder as they closed the distance. His heart was pounding too hard in his chest, sweat drenching his shirt, and his breath was coming too quick; he was beginning to stumble now, vision blurring, ankles giving way under the mulch.

It didn’t matter. All that mattered was getting the men as far away from his team as possible.

Whether tracking a forest deity through the darkest reaches of the Amazon, or using himself as bait to keep rebels away from his friends in the Yucatan, Miguel Portillo has devoted himself to ensuring the Legendseeker Society’s safety. When the team is invited to the Philippines, Miguel is prepared for anything… except for Camilla Vengco’s declaration of love, and the snares of ancient magic that quickly draw them both towards destinies they have no hope of escaping.


What starts out as an exciting research expedition quickly turns into a nightmare for Miguel and the team members under his protection as they fight off potential kidnappers and get stranded on an island no one ever visits after dark. Eager to escape the beach as a strange mist begins to form, the Legendseekers slip into the jungle—only to come face to face with deadly creatures of Filipino lore. Now trapped in a dilapidated building surrounded by the screams of tortured souls, monstrous creatures hungry for human flesh, and a seductive fetus-eater eager to manipulate them into breeding, Miguel must keep his charges alive long enough for someone to rescue them.

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SELKIE (Tangled Threads Series) 
by Nancy Brooks

(Contains adult content.)



Ancient Scottish legends tell of magical seals who venture out of the raging sea, shedding their skins to become beautiful maidens that frolic upon the sands of Earthworld: Selkies. Whosoever steals a Selkie’s skin becomes her husband and master, until the day she finds her pelt and is able to escape back into the waves. Until then, she and the children they bear are at his mercy…

Brooklyn Selvaggio’s whole world implodes when the child she’s raised is taken from her by wealthy entrepreneur, Charles Solste. She jumps at the chance to become the child’s nanny, but soon finds herself on a mysterious island, living with strangers, and with only a feeble promise of ever seeing Liberty again. With her heart broken, and no way of reaching the child without provoking Solste’s wrath, Brooklyn must rely on the kindness of the Solste’s hulking driver—a man who both terrifies and arouses her entire being.

With rumors quickly spreading of a baby sale, time is running out for Milesian soldier Sawyer Garrett. Nothing can stop him from capturing the Selkie demon he’s been assigned to contain—not the investigation of recently promoted NYPD detective Chris Gerardi, the interference by a nefarious organization bound on disclosing his true identity, nor the loss of the only woman he’s ever fallen for…

Or will love and compassion force him to disobey his orders and betray the cause that generations of his family have lived and died for?

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