Notorious pirate Barren Reed has one thing on his mind: Revenge against the man who killed his father. So kidnapping his enemy’s fiancé seems a perfect plan…until he actually does it.
Larkin Lee is more than a pretty face and fiancé to a powerful man. Her fierce personality is enough to make any pirate want to push her overboard.
But when the King of the Orient comes to Barren with a task—to find the Bloodstone, a powerful gem thought only to exist in legend, Barren sees another opportunity to destroy his enemy. Together, Barren, Larkin and a crew of pirates set off to find the stone, only to discover it caused the death of Barren’s own mother and Larkin’s, too. As his strongest allies turn into his greatest enemies, and the life of the girl he kidnapped becomes more important than he ever dreamed, Barren’s quest for revenge becomes a fight to save the Orient.
Hi everyone! Thanks for checking out The Silver Words. The Silver Words came into being as the .com version of a blog I worked on for about a year and a half called RealityLapse under WordPress.com. Because of this, you might see the terms RealityLapse, RL or improperly formatted code in my old posts. If you see this, please give me a heads up! I will be working on The Silver Words for the next few months so little things are likely over time. :) But for now, I HAVE A NEW BLOG, and I’m so happy that some amazing people could help me out with it’s release. Thanks so much to Ashley, and here’s what she had to say about TSW:
I think what was most exciting and frightening about publishing CUTLASS was waiting for feedback from bloggers. I wondered all sorts of things like–Will the reader actually feel like they are in another world? Will they like my characters and care enough to stay with them until the end? Will they actually like my book?
There were people like Eli who had been excited about it just from the cover and blurb. Talk about pressure.
There are certain bloggers I put into certain categories. Eli, for instance, went into the ‘critical reader’ category (as in critical thinking/critical reading). I have a Bachelor’s in English Writing, so I automatically think this is awesome, but I simultaneously decided I would consider myself lucky (and appreciative) to get three stars from this blogger. Why? Because Eli looks at everything–character arcs, plot, pacing–and offers thoughts on what he thought the author could do better. His rating system is in-depth, it isn’t a simple like/dislike.
I appreciate this.
It also made this tweet mean even more:
See, from the beginning, and I mean the start of my writing career over ten years ago, my focus has always been to inspire people to write. Secondly, the thought that some would reread MY book? It was surreal. And lastly–ELI LIKED MY BOOK!
I saved the tweet to my phone, and I look at it when I need a little motivation. This is what bloggers do–this is what Eli does with his blog Reality Lapse, now know as The Silver Words.
Eli, I can’t thank you enough for what you do and I can’t thank you enough for reading my book.
AWW SHUCKS. Thanks again to Ashley for writing this, and for giving me the chance to read CUTLASS in the first place. You can enter to win an ebook of CUTLASS, swag from Ashley and lots of other COOL STUFF in the giveaway below!
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Ashley was born and raised in Oklahoma, where the wind really does sweep down the plains, and horses and carriages aren’t used as much as she’d like. When she’s not writing (haha, like that EVER happens!), she’s probably working out or pretending she’s Sherlock Holmes. Her obsession with writing began after reading the Lord of the Rings in the eighth grade. Since then, she’s loved everything Fantasy–resulting in an unhealthy obsession with the ‘geek’ tab on Pinterest, where all things awesome go.