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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Stone Heart Series

Greetings Loved Ones,

It pains me greatly to be the bearer of bad news, but the publisher Wicked Nights, who had been publishing my serial and had put out 3 episodes, has partially shut down their operation. Because of their instability I've had to pull the series off the market. I am currently seeking a new publisher to back the story.  Stone Heart is not going to be released as a series any longer, but as a single work. For those of you who've already purchased the first couple of chapters, I thank you for your support and I'm working as quickly as possible to find a stable publisher to take on the rest of the story. In the mean time, I beg your patients and know I'm checking into new publishing options as quickly as possible.

It makes me incredibly sad when something like this happens but unfortunately it is the business side of writing and is unavoidable sometimes. Keep your fingers crossed and soon Justin and Cullen will have a new home and the story will be available again in it's entirety.  Thank you for your patients and understanding.

Wishing you Love and Butterflies,
Sui Lynn~~

Monday, June 20, 2011

Stone Hearts Series: The Day After (Book 3)

Greetings Loved Ones,

I just wanted to let everyone know that episode 3 is available in the Stone Hearts Series. The title is The Day After. This serial is becoming a lot of fun and I'm really enjoying writing it. I hope you are enjoying the anticipation for each chapter as much as I'm enjoying writing them.

Stone Heart Serial : The Day After (book 3)

What do you do when the man of your dreams—the gargoyle of your dreams—comes to life and walks in through your bedroom window? When he tells you he loves you and will always keep you safe? Justin Anderson is about to find out, when Cullen wraps him in his strong arms. Dare he hope that at long last, true love is his?

This is book 3 and it is recommended that these episodes be read in order, they are not stand alone stories. Each episode is approximately 4000 words long.

Wishing you love and butterflies,
Sui Lynn~~

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Elements of Love : Adel's Purr - Cover

Greetings Loved Ones,

I'm thrilled to announce that I received my cover for Adel's Purr. It is absolutely beautiful and I can't thank Reese Dante enough for her wonderful work! Below is the cover and an unedited blurb about the story. It will be released from Silver, July 23, 2011. It's currently in editing and you all know how much I love editing.  Yes that's sarcasm you sense. LOL.  Anyway Here is Adel's Purr!

Evan Hallvard is a stone mason, like his father before him. In a world struggling to recover from a war that swept humanity to the brink, Evan struggles to learn about and control a power he knows nothing about. He can create and awaken 'living stone', gargoyles. When he receives a message from his contacts that a large gargoyle is about to be destroyed by the church, Evan rushes to save it.

Adel has been asleep for centuries, this century with its mechanical devices and human beings set on their own destruction holds no interest for him. Yet through the haze of his hibernation he hears a voice calling to him, needing him. When he awakens, he is restrained by those he is duty bound to protect. Struggling does him no good and he is about to close his eyes on a world that no longer wants him, when he hears that voice calling again. Calming, soothing, it draws him forth, softening his stone heart like no other ever has. Between the evil that hunts Evan and the church that wants Adel destroyed, will the two be able to find love, wrapped up in Adel's Purr.

Monday, June 13, 2011

God Bless the Gargoyle and Gargoyle Lore

Gargoyle Lore

Just a bit about one of my favorite and little known paranormal creatures. The Gargoyle. 

They've been around for many years and have been seen in cultures across many continents. There were Gargoyles in Egypt during the time of the pharaohs. There are gargoyles in Japan, China, Russia, India, Africa, Europe and when the new world was discovered, gargoyles came with people to adorn architecture in the new world.

Gargoyles are often grotesque in appearance more so than beautiful. A chimera of animals and humans, they are thought to be guardians of the human soul. They are the night watch, keeping people safe why they sleep.

Here are the basic rules as I've learned them and pulled the information from several locations as to the beliefs of gargoyle mythology:

1)    Carved from a single piece of natural stone. Can not be made of stone composite or molded. Their original form is carved

2)    They are the protectors, the guardians. They are intensely loyal to their human charges.
3)    Hibernation
a.       Gargoyles put themselves into hibernation and sleep as stone for centuries if they feel they are unwanted or not needed and awaken whenever they choose.
b.      Usually only an unmated gargoyle will hibernate.

4)      Mating
a.       Gargoyles have an innate need to nurture and protect mankind. Gargoyles protect their human charges regardless of how they are treated because it is in their nature to do so. It is what they were created for, they must fulfill their purpose.
b.      Gargoyles live a long immortal life and strive to find their mate to share their immortality. Gargoyles know their fated mates, often on first sight.
5)      Hunting
a.       Gargoyles can smell evil and when they are flesh, they will defend a territory from evil. If they discover evil, they will hunt and kill to protect their charges. Consuming the evil in its entirety.
b.      Gargoyles, when flesh, will hunt and eat as any living being; they need sustenance for the flesh to remain strong and vibrant.
c.       A starved gargoyle will go into hibernation until it can hunt freely.
d.      Gargoyles are carnivores although they can eat some vegetables, but they do not need them as part of a healthy diet.
e.      Gargoyles can consume either cooked or raw meat.
6)      Immortal
a.       Gargoyles are immortal and will live as long as their stone body remains whole. To destroy the stone is to destroy the gargoyle.
b.      They can be killed when they are flesh and blood.
                                                               i.      If mortally wounded a gargoyle can voluntarily turn to stone to heal itself, it will awaken whole with the next sunset.
                                                             ii.      A gargoyle will never leave a charge unguarded and will sacrifice its life to protect its charge before it will turn to stone to protect its own life.
c.       If their stone body is damaged or destroyed then the gargoyle is destroyed and can not be brought back to life.

~ God Bless The Gargoyles ~    
by Dav Pilkey
In a long-ago time, when long ago peoples
were building cathedrals and raising up steeples, 
they crafted stone creatures and set them on perches

to guard and protect and watch over the churches.

So gargoyles were born, and they stood night and day,

keeping evil and terrible spirits away.
And ne'er was a creature so true and so loyal
as the watchful, courageous, and fearless gargoyle.

But the years came and went, and the people did, too.
and in time, they forgot what their ancestors knew.
And whenever they passed by the gargoyles' lairs,

they trembled in fear at the gargoyles' stares.

As time went along, people's fear turned to spite,
and they sneered and they cursed at the guardians of night:
"Demons!" they grumbled -- "grotesque!" and "horrid!"
"Those beasts don't belong on the house of the Lord!"

When the gargoyles heard these words that were spoken,
their stony old hearts became crumbled and broken.
Then storms rumbled in, and their eyes filled with rain,
and in stillness they stayed, alone and in pain.

But, as it so happened, some angels were near,
and, heeding the grief of a gargoyle's tear,
they each fluttered down from the heavens on high
to sit with the gargoyles ‘neath thundering skies.

Now, angels have ways of making things right,
so they stayed with the gargoyles all through the night.
Patting their heads and wiping their tears
and whispering life into gargoyle ears.
And soon all the gargoyles did magical things:
they gurgled and coughed and shook out their wings.
Then, together, the angels and gargoyles took flight,
and they soared through the clouds on a blustery night.

And while over pastures and hills they were winging,
the voices of angels were radiantly singing!

For more information on Gargoyles on the web check out these sites:

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Interview and Chat!

Greetings Loved Ones,

Where does the time go. I've been so busy with edits that I need to come up for air and update everyone on my upcoming Interview and review to be posted on Top 2 Bottom Reviews. Lisa was kind enough to ask me some questions about my writing and upcoming titles. I really enjoyed getting the chance to share a few things about my stories and things going on in my life.

She reviewed Dark Chocolate and Raspberries and I'm excited to see her comments about the story.

She also reviewed Stone Heart Serial, which currently has 2 episodes available,

Renovations and 


Episode 3, 'The Day After' will be available for sale June 17, 2011.

On another note, I will be chatting with Lily Sawyer and July Lynn Hayes on Bethwilde for pride month. I hope to see you all there. I will be co-hosting with Julie Lynn tomorrow following Lily Sawyer, from noon to 4:00PM EST. I hope to see you all there. We will be chatting about upcoming titles, answering questions about our current titles and just having a great time with everyone who stops in.

Wishing you Love and Butterflies,

Sui Lynn~~