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Anna Rose’s Blog

February 21, 2022

After half a week spent in Austin Texas for an internet networking conference, I’m back at work on my writing. There was plenty of drama on the trip home from Austin, but a few days after getting home, my stress has eased mightily and I can get back into the swing of things once more.

It’s nice, sometimes, to be able to take a break and allow your brain to just relax. At least for me, it opens my mind up to new ideas and allows me to consider what I’ve already written to see if it can be improved upon by either the addition of or subtraction from what’s already there.

When I do such things, I save the previous version so that I don’t lose what I’d written before, and I save that iteration to the cloud so that I don’t lose it at some point. I’ve been through that sort of thing before when either trying to archive physical copies or using a regular computer hard drive.

I’ve learned that not only does Murphy’s Law apply, that bastard Murphy was an optimist.

Anyhow, back to writing for me. I look forward to hearing from you all!

Anna

February 17, 2022

Hey there, it’s Anna!

I’m currently taking a break from working on my books and stories to give you all an update on what I’m working on right now. If you’ve been following me on Facebook, you know that things have been especially rough for me and my family over the past couple years. That has slowed down my writing considerably, although I have done what I can to write as much as I was able.

My Mother died, three weeks short of her 93rd birthday, on December 18, 2021. She was surrounded by her family as she went on to her Next Great Adventure. I will love and miss her always.

Now, what I’m working on these days:

  1. We’re in the process of looking into a move to the Northeastern United States. Yes, the place where it becomes stupidly cold and rain turns to snow and ice during certain times of the year.
  2. I’ve got more than one novel that I’m working on right now. It’s one of the best ways, I’ve found, for me to beat the possibility of Writers’ Block over the head and then kick it to the curb.
  3. I’ve been posting first draft (minimal editing) serialized chapters from most of those stories and novels to my Patreon page, where they are available for subscribers to enjoy. Most of the content on that page is subscriber-only, but I do periodically post “free” things for folks who don’t want to contribute to my care and feeding.
  4. Figuring out who I am, what I want and where I’m going. This isn’t just a physical thing, it’s also a mental thing.

    One of those things is that I have very recently accepted and embraced the fact that I’m non-binary. I’m a they/them, rather than a she/her.

    I hope you can accept and embrace that as well.

    Toodles for now, but I’ll be posting periodic updates both here and on my own author page at www.sumaire.com.

Anna

Michele Roger

Michele Roger is a Renaissance woman who writes, paints, draws, and plays, teaches, and writes music. She lives in the Walled Lake, Michigan area, where the weather breeds tough women who don’t take “no” for an answer.

You can listen to her share some of her writing and music on her podcast, which is available on several podcast platforms, Michele Roger’s Tales of Terror,

Amongst her novels are Eternal Kingdom, The Harpist,   Agent for the Orchestra: Rite of Spring (as MM Genet), Meant to Be…SPOOKED: Meant to Be Love Notes Book 3The Conservatory, Terror Under A Lupin Moon, Santa CLAWS, Dark Matter, and Huggy Muggy Do! co-written (as Michele Roger Beresford) with her grandson, Finnegan Dudley).

She has also written music books intended for children, which include The Harp and the Storm Tamer: Michigan Conservatory Harp Method Book 1 also written as Michele Roger Beresford.

Sara’s Fire

Sara’s Fire is the second novel in Anna’s Tales of the Dragonguard Young Adult series.

From the back cover:

“Sara Intelo, blacksmith’s daughter, and a fine metalworker in her own right, has an unexpected encounter with one of the Dragonguard. 

It is an encounter that will change her entire life, upending her previous existence.”

Droch Fola

The third novel in Anna’s Sumaire Web series of vampire novels.

From the back cover:

“Her oldest friend brutally murdered, the vampire Siofra and her offspring Nathaniel, having themselves survived an attack intended to end them as well, must now find their way safely out of Iraq and discover who wants them gone.

A warning to the reader:

You’re not going to find self-loathing vampires and/or romance in these pages. You’re going to find vampires who love what and who they are, and who are in no way apologetic for being that way.”

Fiach Fola

The second novel in Anna’s Sumaire Web series about vampires who love what they are. From the back cover:

“Raising a fledgling isn’t easy. The Irish vampire Siofra has made her first fledgling vampire and knows she can’t raise him in the big city. Forensic science is just too advanced in the modern world. Thus, she is forced to take Nathaniel overseas, where she can teach him how to be a vampire in a relatively safer atmosphere.

While there, Siofra and Nathaniel get caught up in local politics and must work together to keep safe the very rare Leone.

“Fiach Fola” is the second book in the Sumaire Web series.”

Perchance to Steam

Author Rowan Green’s debut novel brings together the mysterious Tarot and steampunk for a fantastic about a wonderful fantasy world seemingly drawn from the Major and Minor arcana of the Tarot.

From the novel’s back cover:

“The story follows a young man named James Baker who is a self proclaimed tarot reader and a computer geek. Like many others, he has an apartment and a job that he doesn’t really enjoy, however, it pays the bills.

All things considered, it’s a pretty comfortable life, if not a bit dull. All of that changes when he is pulled into his Tarot deck by an unknown force. He wakes up in the Realm of Tarocchi, with no idea of how he arrived, much less how to get home.

Now James has to contend with a world where everyone dresses like they’re straight out of a Charles Dickens novel, steam power is the order of the day, and the technology is nothing like he’s experienced. To top it off, he’s been thrust into the position of the Fool, or Key 0 in the Major Arcana.

Follow him as he navigates this new world with its share of joys and challenges, unlike anything he’s experienced before.”

Aya’s Dragon

Aya’s Dragon is the first novel in Anna’s first Young Adult series. From the book’s rear cover:

“Aya is a young woman who loves dragons and craves one of her own.

Unfortunately for her, Aya’s family is poor, and there are few options available to her in her culture, beyond an arranged marriage over which , as a girl, she has no say. Life is hard in Aya’s world, and women have almost no human rights.

Will Aya ever get the opportunity to have a dragon of her own, and if that opportunity comes, how will she manage to get one in the first place?

Reader Alert: Contains domestic violence and deaths.”

Siofra

Anna’s first novel, first released on January 23, 2012, came about because of her being unable to find vampire novels that 1. wasn’t a romance and 2. where the vampire wasn’t looking to be “saved” from their immortal, bloodsucking condition.

Deciding that she couldn’t be the only person seeking such reading material, she sat down and wrote Siofra (shee-fruh), which tells the tale of the vampire Siofra O’Se, turned by accident in mid-1600’s Ireland. From the back cover: “In 1600’s Ireland, young Siofra is torn from her poor family to pay off a debt. She then finds herself working as a servant for a succession of nobles.

When she is attacked by a monster in the night and is accidentally turned, Siofra suddenly discovers she has to learn to how to be a vampire on her own, even though she has no idea what she has become.

For Siofra, life was a series of losses, and she grew hard while she was alive. As a vampire, this makes her comfortable in her own skin and she’s not squeamish about what she has to do to survive.

Looking for a vampire who isn’t squeamish or full of self-hatred? Siofra is for you!

“Siofra” is the first book in “The Sumaire Web” series of novels.

“This installment of The Sumaire Web series is an intriguing and freshly original work by Ms. Anna Rose.” ~ Gaston Sanders

LUCI: Rhoades to Hell

Anna’s deep dive into urban fantasy and comparative theology, loosely inspired by Neil Gaiman’s SANDMAN series.

From the book’s description:

“A grieving human. A bored Celestial.

Professor Hector Rhoades is a comparative theology professor. Tragedy in his life has caused him to make reckless choices and when he makes a certain discovery, jumps right in.

Enter Lucinda Inferi, mysterious businesswoman with an unnatural background.

What will happen, now that the two of them have met?”

What happens when an academic with nothing left to live for meets the Devil and it turns out she’s not at all what he expected? What is his reaction when he goes to Hell and finds out that demons and Hellish torture actually exist?

LUCI: Rhoades to Hell explores preconceptions, grief, loss, friendship, and healing. It is currently intended to be three volumes in length. It also proudly features LGBTIA+ content.

About Rowan Green

Rowan Green

The inestimable Rowan Green is also one of our authors.

Rowan Green writes books, but you knew that, didn’t you? Although most of his work has never seen the light of day, some of his stuff is out there. 

He enjoys low carb moderate protein foods, coffee, and chatting with his favorite author Anna Rose, whose work he highly recommends. He also recommends her podcast, SciFi and Fantasy, Light & Dark. 

He lives in the Southern United States with his wife, roommate, and cats. When he’s not writing, he works at his job with a software company. In his free time, he tends to spend time outdoors, camping or hiking. He also enjoys coffee shops and playing with his cats, Hazel and Kyra.

Rowan Green would like to thank the amazing Anna Chamberlain who has designed all the wonderful work on his website and book. Her work can be seen at: https://https://www.annachamberlain.co.uk 

He’s the author of the wonderful fantasy series THE CARD-WALKER CHRONICLES which begins with the delightful PERCHANCE TO STEAM. The sequel, ALL THAT GLITTERS, is coming soon.The series embraces the Tarot and alternate Earths, and tells a tale of discovery and not only personal growth, but cultural growth.

From PERCHANCE TO STEAM’S Amazon reviews:
P Kelley –
5.0 out of 5 stars 

Great Read! An Amazing blend of the fascinating worlds of steampunk, magick and tarot.

Reviewed in the United States on August 11, 2021

Verified Purchase

This book is a masterful combination of the exciting worlds of steampunk, magick and tarot. The characters and back stories are well developed and the author’s writing style really helps to pull you into the story. The tarot concepts and associations are accurate and were well researched by the author. I can’t wait to see where the journey leads in the next book of the series. Highly recommend!

If you want to contact Rowan, you can link to him on Facebook or contact him via email at [email protected]