Monday, June 18, 2018

10 Things to Know About Book V

The fifth book in the Harrowbethian Saga is out now for your reading pleasure!  Eena, The Tempter's Snare is available for purchase at most online book-retailers in e-book and paperback form. 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.

What are you waiting for?

Read the first 4 books in the Harrowbethian Saga:

Book 1
Book 2

Book 3
Book 4

Saturday, May 19, 2018

The Harrowbethian Saga―Book V is Out!

Just in case you haven't heard...

                                   5 in the Harrowbethian Saga is now available on Amazon, Smashwords, iTunes, Kobo, Barnes and Noble, and many other online book retailers. Purchase this fun fantasy-romanceEena, The Tempter's Snarein e-book or paperback. 

Bonus: chapter one from book six (the final book in the Harrowbethian Saga) is included in the paperback version!

Following is the first early review posted on Goodreads:

rated it 5 stars it was amazing  

This 5th book in the Harrowbethian Saga was very compelling to me. It may be my favorite in the series so far. I am a big fan of the Mishmorat, Kira, and she is an important character in this book, as she shares the cover with Eena this time. As always, the book ends with a cliff hanger, leaving you wanting more. I am eager to read the final book, to see what happens in the end...but I am also worried, too. I guess maybe I am not ready for the series to end yet.

Want to know more about the Harrowbethian Saga? 
Here are summaries for books 1  6. 

Book I - Eena, The Dawn and Rescue:  Sevenah Williams lives a quiet farm life until she stumbles upon a mysterious past and learns she is heir to the throne of Harrowbeth. She is the last living of royal blood able to don a peculiar and enchanted heirloom necklace. Given the new name, Eena, she sets off for a new home—a world plagued by civil war—only to discover that her enemies and allies are near impossible to distinguish.

Book II - Eena, The Return of a Queen: An enemy at their heels, a dragon stone portending the queen's demise, and an armada prepared to battle against all odds in hopes of altering the future.

Book III - Eena, The Curse of Wanyaka Cave: Deep within Lacsar Forest inside the black walls of Wanyaka Cave, a childhood ghost story becomes reality. Two evil sisters and their brother, along with a dragon forced to do their bidding, combine efforts to manipulate Queen Eena into freeing them from their eternal prison. And it seems she hasn't the power to resist.

Book IV - Eena, The Two Sisters: Queen Eena sees her world crumbling, chiefly the lives of those she loves most.  She must thwart the evil plans of two devious immortal sisters either by defeating them or doing the inconceivable and joining them.

Book V - Eena, The Tempter's Snare: It is the queen's eighteenth birthday, and all of Moccobatra is eagerly prepared to participate in a world-wide celebration.  Within the year, the young queen of Harrowbeth will be married as tradition dictates, but not everyone is happy with her choice of a suitor.  Pressures mount and are added upon by disturbing dreams that could possibly change the future of Harrowbeth.

Book VI - Eena, The Companionship of the Dragon's Soul: The young queen of Harrowbeth is determined to set things right, but doing so means breaking a few big rules. Joined by a select group of Harrowbethian militiamen, as well as a handful of Viidun warriors and a few spunky Mishmorat sisters, Queen Eena sets off for Laradine--the home world of the immortals. Things get carried away, plans are drastically altered, and before long Eena starts to wonder how many wrongs it will take to finally set things right.

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Meet Gavin, Key Keeper of Dreamland

Gavin is a trustworthy young man with a big responsibility. He is the key keeper of Dreamland, which means he holds the one and only physical key that opens the gates to his homeland. He is a loyal and busy key keeper, but like most boys, he is also curious, mischievous, and very interested in fun—especially when it involves sword fighting with notorious pirates or bowling with giant ogres or being swallowed whole by big bad wolves.

Gavin loves his home; he loves his parents, despite their wide and watchful eyes that seem to constantly monitor his performance as key keeper. But his imagination, which works harder then most, keeps him one step ahead of those who try to cross under, through, or over the gates into his world. He is a clever boy with whom it is a genuine pleasure to dream. 

Read more about Gavin in the following books written by Richelle E. Goodrich:


Find these stories on Amazon, Smashwords, iTunes, Kobo, Barnes&Noble

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

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.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Year Six of The Tarishe Curse

       It's getting close to that spooky time of year, All Hallows Eve.  You know what happens about this time, I add on another few pages to my ongoing Halloween tale starring the queen of werefolk.  If you haven't read the five previous portions of this cursed story, now is the time to do so!

       Are you wondering how this tradition began?  I'll tell you.
Six years back, I decided to write a short story for a friend who could easily be crowned Queen of Halloween (she is that obsessed with the holiday.)  After reading the story, she asked me an unexpected question.
       "What happens next?" 
       Uh...well...nothing.  It was supposed to be a simple Halloween short story. 
       But she got me thinking.  What might happen next if I were to continue the tale?  That started an annual writing tradition that continues today.  Every Halloween, I add to an ongoing adventure that includes werewolves, a powerful and vengeful witch, devious vampires, treacherous gargoyles, and other frightful creatures of the night.  It is a spooky delight!

       So prepare yourselves!  

       Read the beginning chapters of The Tarishe Curse and either enjoy it for the first time or refresh your memory of Duvalla and Kresh.  By request from my friend, Cathie, (to whom this story is dedicated) I am posting the next portion of The Tarishe Curse on October 27th, 2017.  Get ready!