Friday, March 30, 2018

Meet Kira the Mishmorat

Kira has spots that resemble the dark spots you would see on a cheetah. This is because she is a Mishmorat. Mishmorats are recognized by their dark spots and bronze skin as well as black hair that falls as smooth and glossy as cream. 

Kira is athletic and exceptionally strong like most of her people. And, like most female Mishmorats, her graceful mannerisms and sexy sway are hard to ignore. These unique women are known all over the world as exotic beauties. 

Kira has a bold, fiery personality. She looks out for herself, her family, and for her initiated sisters belonging to the Mishmorat Sisterhood. She is a friend to Sha Eena, often referred to by the young queen as frustrating and annoying. Kira is not above employing aggressive or questionable tactics if she believes doing so will turn the tide her way. 

Despite the surly exterior, she has a big heart that is willing to love and be loved. But don’t double-cross this woman because it may be the last thing you ever do. 

You can read more about Kira the Mishmorat and her friends in the Harrowbethian Saga, an epic fantasy/scifi/romance series by American author, Richelle E. Goodrich

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Cover Reveal! Eena, The Tempter's Snare

One of my favorite things about completing a book is the cover reveal. I'm an extremely visual person, hence my love for art and performance. To sell me on a book, you simply have to attract my eye with the cover. 

Today I am posting my newest cover for my next book in the Harrowbethian Saga—Eena, The Tempter's Snare. The cover shows Kira the Mishmorat and her Harrowbethian friend, the young Queen Eena, inside a secret cave that exists beyond the borders of Harrowbeth. This scene is from book V in the Harrowbethian Saga. It is scheduled to be released next month on April 26th, 2018. 

Front Cover

Back Cover

Saturday, February 17, 2018

10 Things to Know About Book V

The fifth book in the Harrowbethian Saga is scheduled to be released in April 2018!  Eena, The Tempter's Snare will be available for purchase at most online book-retailers in e-book and paperback form. Until then, get ready to continue Eena's adventures with the following ten things you want to know about the book:

 1. Eena is turning 18.

 2. The world will celebrate with an extravagant birthday party.

 3. Harrowbeth expects their queen to marry within the year.

 4. Despite her stubborn nature, Eena has learned to think ahead before acting impetuously. To some extent, anyway. 

 5. She discovers secrets about the initiation process into an intriguing Mishmorat organization.

 6. The dragon, Ascultone, is still determined to end her life.

 7. Eena revisits childhood moments spent with Derian, Ian, and Angelle. 

 8. Edgarmetheus has not disappeared for good.

 9. Nor have his wicked sisters. 

10. Boundaries blur, making choices harder for everyone.

Look for book V this April!

Read the first 4 books in the Harrowbethian Saga:

Book 1
Book 2

Book 3
Book 4

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Meet Miss Annabelle Fancher from a Novel by Richelle E. Goodrich

Miss Annabelle Fancher

Annabelle Fancher is the kindest, sweetest child you will ever meet—that is if you can tolerate her smell. 

      An only child, Anna lives in unpleasant circumstances that do not allow for many soapy baths. She is a pretty girl, but poor. Her homelife is such that she frequently goes without what others take for granted.

The sunlight in her life comes in the form of fairy tales. Anna is a ferocious reader who falls in love with every narrated character she meets. You will be hard-pressed to find a child possessing more vivid imagining skills or more humble personal attributes. Delve into Annabelle's fantasy world, meet her beloved fairy tale friends, and empathize with her real-life struggles in the dramatic novel, Dandelions: The Disappearance of Annabelle Fancher.

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Five P's for Positive Progress

       At the close of this year, I’ve been contemplating what to write about, going over those things I accomplished and those things I failed to see through during the previous 365 days. I was fortunate to publish two books in 2017: Slaying Dragonsa book of poetry, quotes, and short storiesand Eena, The Two Sisters from my epic fantasy series, The Harrowbethian Saga. My oldest son return from a mission where he served in Tokyo, Japan, and I helped him settle into a dorm room at a state University. I sent my second son to New Zealand where he is currently serving a mission. I worked as a committee chairman for my youngest son’s Boy Scout troop, and I also helped him to prepare for a performance in the local high school musical. I wrote a little poetry and penned a few words of wisdom, but overall I was unable to spend as much time writing as I hoped. There were goals and resolutions on my "to-do" list that were not accomplished. 
       Pondering why I was able to see some goals through to the end while others I either partway finished or completely set aside, I came up with what I call the Five P's for Positive Progress. Catchy title, huh? Let's take a look at each one.

1) Priority:  The goals I set as top priorities were the ones I saw through to the end. I learned that whatever moved to the forefront of my to-do list was accomplished. Things not considered a priority were neglected. 

2) Planning: I have found this to be a huge determiner in accomplishing any goalplanning what, when, where, and how I intend to carry out each step. Writing down the reasons why I want to attain a certain goal motivates me to work at it. Neglecting to plan frequently results in failed attempts.

3) Partitions: My goals were more likely to be achieved when partitioned into small tasks that could be done in short stretches of time. Five or ten-minute tasks I fit into my schedule while time-consuming projects often took a back seat. The impressive thing was watching those five-minute efforts add up to big accomplishments.

4) Preference: The truth is, preferable activities tend to find a way into my daily routine. Goals that I find enjoyable I am willing to sacrifice for, be it a lunch hour or a little sleep. I can get by on five hours of sleep if it means reading a few more chapters in a book I love.

5) Profitable: There is motivation in profit, be it monetary or other benefits. When small accomplishments toward a larger goal result in pleasant rewards, it simply encourages more success toward achieving the end goal.

       This new year I once again made personal resolutions. I want to edit and publish book V and book VI in the Harrowbethian Saga before 2018 comes to a close. My son has challenged me to reach a running goal, one he set for himself as well. I also hope to work on writing more poetry with the intent of putting together a book of my best poems. The Five P's for Positive Progress will help me attain these goals. I know that I have to make them a priority and plan how I intend to accomplish each goal. That plan must include partitioning the whole into small tasks that can fit into my busy schedule. Lastly, I need to make the work both enjoyable and rewarding in order to motivate myself. It is doable! 
       I hope that these suggestions give you something to ponder as you set your New Year's resolutions. Good luck and Happy New Year! Happy reading too!

"If I must start somewhere, right here and now is the best place imaginable." — Richelle E. Goodrich (Making Wishes)

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Ask the Author

       For me, the absolute best thing about writing is the time I spend in make-believe worlds where I share adventures with characters of my own design. It brings great joy into my days and often helps me cope with real life characters whom, unfortunately, I cannot shape to my liking with an enchanted ink pen.

       I'm inspired to write in a number of ways. I surround myself with pictures and objects that remind me of stories I'm working on, things like dragons, pirates, model sailing ships, glittering butterflies, and my favorite statue of two fairies embracing. One of the best inspirational tools for me is to simply daydream for a while. Soon enough, I'm reaching for a pen and notebook to write down the dreamed adventure.

First, if you want to be a writer, then WRITE! Spend less time thinking, studying, researching, learning, worrying about the art and just write! Write a sentence, a paragraph, a page every day of your life—about anything and everything. Scribble out a poem, a quote, a set of instructions, a portion of a developing novel, a letter to a friend, and so on. Read your work over and edit it. Then set it aside for a while before reading and editing it again. The point is,writing and re-writing are the exercises for authors that lead to excellence. 

Secondly, READ everything. Read books, articles, recipes, blogs, letters, cereal boxes, and so on. Pay attention to the details that draw you in. Note what causes you to lose interest. Keep a journal of what you learn, and refer to it now and then. 

Thirdly, pick up a basic GRAMMAR book and memorize it; put that knowledge to use.

Friday, October 27, 2017

The Tarishe Curse - NEW Chapters for 2017 Posted!

The time has arrived!  

My annual Hallows Eve tale has received added chapters!  I posted the next installment of The Tarishe Curse on my author blog for your reading pleasure.  So get reading! I hope you enjoy it.
​                                               — Richelle E. Goodrich

This is a developing online book with new chapters added by the author every Halloween. Visit The Tarishe Curse website to read this story in the making.

Catherine fights every Hallows Eve to protect her village from creatures of the night. She has sworn to avenge the deaths of loved ones, but a witch's curse may prove a stumbling block impossible to overcome.

A thrilling piece of fantasy fiction from the Queen of Werefolk's point of view. It is challenging enough for Duvalla and Kresh to protect their young family in a world of Hallows Eve creatures, but such a feat proves near impossible when a witch bent on vengeance against the werewolves casts a Tarishe curse that manipulates both heart and mind. The fight is not only with the sword but an internal struggle to love the ones Duvalla has sworn under a spell to hate, and hate the one who through evil enchantment manipulates her heart.