Release Day: Secrets End

We’ve been counting down to the release of Secrets End by K. D. Blakely and today is the day!

This book marks the end of her five-book Chimera Chronicles, so we counted down by presenting one book each day.  The series also has five major characters, with a different character on each cover.

Here is the final book, Secrets End, with the group’s leader, Doug.

Read all about the adventure by getting your copy today on Amazon!

Secrets End Countdown: Day 1

We’re counting down to the release of Secrets End by K. D. Blakely this Friday!  This book marks the end of her five-book Chimera Chronicles, so we’re counting down by presenting one book each day.  The series also has five major characters, with a different character on each cover.

Today, check out book four, Secrets in Disguise, featuring brainiac Brady.

Secrets End Countdown: Day 2

We’re counting down to the release of Secrets End by K. D. Blakely this Friday!  This book marks the end of her five-book Chimera Chronicles, so we’re counting down by presenting one book each day.  The series also has five major characters, with a different character on each cover.

Today, check out book three, Secrets in the Dawn, featuring soccer-star Faith.

Secrets End Countdown: Day 3

We’re counting down to the release of Secrets End by K. D. Blakely this Friday!  This book marks the end of her five-book Chimera Chronicles, so we’re counting down by presenting one book each day.  The series also has five major characters, with a different character on each cover.

Today, check out book two, Secrets in the Deep, featuring fashionista Olivia.

Secrets End Countdown: Day 4

We’re counting down to the release of Secrets End by K. D. Blakely this Friday!  This book marks the end of her five-book Chimera Chronicles, so we’re counting down by presenting one book each day.  The series also has five major characters, with a different character on each cover.

Today, check out book one, Secrets in the Dark, featuring narrator Kat.

Stonehenge Story Starts: Surprises in Flight (Prompt)

Welcome to Stonehenge Story Starts, a biweekly writing prompt and story sharing opportunity.  Every other Sunday, we post a writing prompt: an opening line, a concept, a plot hook, maybe an image.  Two weeks later on Saturday, we’ll post again with the writing the prompt inspired.

This week’s prompt is: Just as your flight takes off, you discover a shocking note under your seat.

(Prompt courtesy of getfreewrite.com)

The deadline to submit your story is Friday, October 4, and we’ll post result on October 5th.

Our writers will be writing for the prompts, but anyone is welcome to participate!  Just come by on Sunday to see the week’s prompt, write during the week, and send any writing you’d like to share to StonehengeCircleWriters@gmail.com by the following Friday at 8 pm.  On Saturday we’ll post participants’ writing (with credit to the author, of course).

Write as much or as little as you choose: a paragraph, a flash fiction piece (less than 1,000 words) or a short story.  (Note, for long writing, we may choose to post only a selection.)  You are encouraged to be as creative as possible with the writing prompts.  Try to do something unexpected, or explore a particular genre like science fiction or historical fiction.  Take the prompt literally, or decide it’s a metaphor.  Your only limit is your own imagination.

Happy writing!

 

Stonehenge Story Starts: You Can (?) Go Home Again (Results)

We hope you’re enjoying your Saturday!

This week’s prompt was:

Write a story about revisiting one’s childhood home.

 

Today’s story is from Cheryl Mahoney, writing a follow-up to her story about finding something hidden, one enchantment and 100 years later.

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Rose was back at the castle for many days before she returned to her old bedroom.  She wouldn’t have visited today, if Edward hadn’t suggested it.

He stopped her outside of a council meeting.  “I understand I’m living in your old rooms,” he said, smiling.  “I appreciate that you haven’t demanded them back—but I’ve been meaning to ask if you’d like to visit them?”

She hesitated.  She didn’t trust Terrence’s brothers, not even this one, who smiled more than the older two.  Was it merely chance that he’d happened to remember to make this invitation at a time when Terrence wasn’t around?  She let her eyes drop, and murmured, “I wouldn’t want to impose on you.”

Edward’s grin only grew.  “It wouldn’t be an imposition at all.  I only feel bad I didn’t invite you sooner.  I knew you’d be interested to see the place.”  He took her arm—but politely, unthreateningly—and steered her down the corridor.  “It’s right this way—well, you know that, of course.”

She could have said no.  She could have yanked her arm away, and she thought she probably would have, if he had gripped it any tighter.  But it was a polite, even courtly hold, and she wasn’t entirely certain she didn’t want to see her old bedroom.

“I quite like the place,” Edward remarked as they walked.  “So quiet, so removed.  Gives me plenty of room for thinking, you know.”

Sometimes she had liked the quiet.  Sometimes she had wondered why so many stories put princesses away in a tower, all by themselves, and why her own life had to conform to that particular narrative.

Continue reading “Stonehenge Story Starts: You Can (?) Go Home Again (Results)”

Announcing: Stonehenge Circle Writers Facebook Event

We’re very excited to share that our writers have planned a Facebook event around their recent publication, The Servants and the Beast, and K.D. Blakely’s upcoming release, Secret’s End.  The online event will be this Sunday, September 22nd, from 1 to 3 pm.

Join us on Facebook for a virtual party–play some games, answer some quizzes, and you could win some great give-aways.  We also have exciting news to share about Servants–plus you’ll be able to buy the ebook for just 99 cents, for one day only!

Join our Facebook event here.

“See” you on Facebook on the 22nd!

Cover Reveal: Secret’s End

Today we are delighted to share with you the cover art for Stonehenge Circle writer K. D. Blakely’s next book, Secret’s End.  This is the final book in her five book series, The Chimera Chronicles.

First the synopsis…

What happens when Secrets End?

Things are going from bad to worse.

Someone needs to make a record of what’s happening, and I guess that’s me, Katherine Alice Taylor. This journal could be vital, because it feels like something is trying to stop me and my friends.

The magical world of Chimera is being ripped apart. Wild magic, caused by two conflicting spells, is destroying that realm. And now, it’s leaking into our world.

The blue lightning storms and corrosive fogs in Santa Ramona are escalating, and we have to act soon. No matter how dangerous it gets.

I don’t really expect anyone else to read this. Not if I have anything to say about it. But I need to write it down. Just in case something goes wrong.

If the five of us fail, someone else will have to set things right. Too much depends on it.

 

And now that you have an idea of the book, scroll on down for the cover reveal…

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Cover art by Laura Gordon Design

Mark your calendar/Goodreads list/to-do list to get your copy on September 27th!