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Sunday, December 11, 2011

Received my DarkStar song!

 Matt sent me the first version of my "DarkStar" song yesterday. My Christmas came early! He never ceases to amaze me. Thanx Matt! :) xo

Friday, December 9, 2011

Songs are being recorded!

Got a treat last night! Matt sent me what I've been waiting for; a rough version of, Amrie and, It's In the Way We Are! I can't get enough of listening to them...even though they are just in the beginning stages. Matt's working his little hinney off to get them recorded for when he comes here in February. Thanx Matt...you rock...literally!!! :)xo

Talk soon:)xo

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Anthony Cardno Interview

I recently had the opportunity to be interviewed by, Anthony Cardno for his blog, "Rambling On." He has interviewed a lot of interesting people and I feel very honored that he contacted me. It's my first official interview so I am excited to have everyone read it and hope you will check it out. Would love to have some feedback on it!

Talk soon! :)xo


Thursday, November 17, 2011

Wizard is happening!!

Can I just say how excited I am with how Wizard is coming together! It's been so hard for me to get the time to really get into the story, but now that I am....dang, it's good! DarkStar is a "can't put down" read and I want Wizard to be just as intriguing. So, for those waiting....it's coming!

I was contacted by a really great guy who is interviewing me and will be posting it on his blog soon. When that happens...I'll let you know!

I also have three other amazing people who will be reading and reviewing DarkStar so I'm excited about that! I will keep you posted:)

Oh yeah... Matt is working on my songs....SO COOL!!! :)

Have a great day and BE HAPPY:)

Thursday, November 10, 2011

LYRICS ARE DONE!!

I'm so excited this morning! I received the lyrics that Matt Lande wrote for the three DarkStar songs he is working on!! THEY ARE AMAZING! Matt writes with so much emotion and when he puts his words with his amazing talent of writing music....well...what can I say but ...WOW!

Matt claims that he is a song writer first and then a singer, but what a talent it is to write all of your own songs, arrange the music, produce and record them as well. Multi-talented...that's what Matt is and I'm so grateful to him for taking time out of his busy schedule to do this for me. THANX MATT!! :)xo

You will all be in for an amazing experience when you come to his acoustic concert on February 15th...so mark your calendar!

So....does everyone want to hear the lyrics???? Am I going to share????

Mmmmmmmmm...no. Sorry..privileged information! They will be debuted at his show. In the mean time...I will keep feeling the tingly butterflies I feel every time I read them. :)

Have a great day!


Wednesday, November 9, 2011

IT'S OFFICIAL!!

On FEBRUARY 15, 2012, MATT LANDE will be preforming an acoustic concert at the Eccles Theatre on the Snow College Campus in Ephraim, Utah. He will be promoting his moving new album, Welcome Home The Child, as well as debuting the songs, DarkStar and Amrie. 


Initially, Matt was only planning on writing the song, DarkStar but in the process of reading my novel, he was inspired to write Amrie and he is working on a third one, It's In The Way We Are. That shows what amazing talent he has, to be able to pull three emotionally intense songs out of one story and write, arrange, produce and record all of them! Check out his website www.mattlande.com where you can buy his album Stories From Yesterday as well as other Heaven Is Where merchandise. Also, you can purchase DarkStar at www.createspace.com/3538868 or on amazon.com. 


DarkStar novels and Matt Lande's Heaven Is Where CD's & T-shirts are also Available at my salon; Eccentrix, in Manti


Watch my blogs for more up-dates about DarkStar, Matt and our amazing venture!

STAY TUNED....

(P.S...check out Matt's comment:))

Saturday, November 5, 2011

The sequel...Wizard!

To all who are anxiously awaiting book 2 of the DarkStar epic,  Wizard, I can finally say that it's well on it's way! I've had to step into to "dark side" and explore some characters but a good friend told me to "focus and enjoy," so that's what I'm doing. I'm excited where my characters are taking me. Will keep you posted:)

Friday, October 14, 2011

An ancient obligation....
    A reluctant wizard who despises having it forced upon him....
         A mystical romance, full of passion, mystery and intrigue....
             A conflicting power struggle haunting two magical brothers....
                   DARKSTAR...the epic begins

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Song and music video being written for DARKSTAR





I am so excited to announce that MATT LANDE, front man for his band, HEAVEN IS WHERE is writing, producing and recording a song for my novel, DARKSTAR!

 Matt is an accomplished singer/songwriter/musician/producer originally from New York. Touring all over the country and playing with bands in Florida, Michigan, Virginia, Nashville and Los Angeles, his reputation precedes him. As former lead guitarist, backing vocalist and co-songwriter in the band, "Storyside B," he toured and released an album titled, "Everything And More" on Gotee Records. The album, which is distributed by EMI, has sold over 30,000 copies worldwide to date and landed them the Best New Artist Debut on the billboard charts in '06. In early 2009,  Matt returned to L.A. where he burst onto the music scene as lead singer/guitarist in his new band, "Heaven Is Where,"  and released his, ever popular,  album, "Stories From Yesterday." Matt is currently recording his much anticipated and first solo acoustic album, "Welcome Home The Child," which is going to be a spectacular rendition of the diverse talent this amazing musician has.

I am so honored to team up with Matt and have him write my DarkStar song as well as it's accompanying music video, which we will be working on next year! Check out the amazing MATT LANDE at www.mattlande.com or www.myspace.com/heaveniswhere

I hope you will all join MATT LANDE in reading my novel DARKSTAR and be sure to keep an eye out for up-dates on this amazing venture! :)xo




Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Many years ago, some friends and I acquired nick names and mine was DarkStar. I love the mysteriousness of my name and the symbol that goes along with it; the crescent moon and star. I always thought DarkStar would be an awesome title for a book so, once I actually got serious about writing...that's where my story began. I knew that I wanted it to be a fantasy because of the huge fan base for this genre of book and the fact that I am one of them. I love a story that takes you to the edge of thinking that it could possibly be real...even though it is fiction. The development of my characters was an amazing experience. I had no clue it would be so personal. I have grown very fond of them. The location of DarkStar is in England and Logan, Utah, an area that I love and that has the mysterious element I needed for the setting. The target audience is teen and young adults but I have had readers from age 13 to 65  who have enjoyed the mystery, gripping drama and the unforgettable love story, immensely. They have been quite surprised that it isn't a run of the mill teenage love story.

I started DarkStar in July 2009 and finished in October...4 months. I thought that was pretty good. But the editing, writing, rewriting, researching agents, querying agents, etc., etc., etc., took forever! I finally decided (after rejecting a couple offers once I read their contract), that it was going to be next to impossible, in the publishing world, to have anyone look at my novel, so I opted to self publish. I have been very happy with that decision.

After three years, I released DarkStar. It is the first book of a trilogy. I am working on the second book, "Wizard" but don't have a release date yet. (Not soon enough for those who have read DarkStar!)

My DarkStar reviews, so far, are very positive and it is doing really well! I hope readers will want to explore the DarkStar world. I know they won't be disappointed!!!! You can check out reviews on both my website www.darkstarblog.com and Amazon.com.

DarkStar is available at www.createspace.com/3538868
and on Amazon.com as both book and e-book. E-book is only $2.99!!(less)

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Dare to dream....

People ask me why I sign my novel DarkStar with "Dare To Dream." I answer...."because we create our tomorrows with what we dream today." Everything we do, begins with  a thought or a dream. I would hate to live in a world with no dreams.