Thursday 24 November 2011

Ramblings of a Day-dreamer: Author Post & Giveaway!

Special surprise for you today peeps… this is my very first author post and giveaway – I know right, about damn time! *squee*

Introducing *drum roll please* … Terra Harmony, author of Water, The Akasha Series #1. I’m so excited and can’t wait for you guys to read further and get to know Terra – she is fabulous!


I am a professional day-dreamer.  Sometimes, my husband catches me in the middle of dinner staring off into space with a goofy smile on my face.  “What are you smiling about?”

Damn, I think.  Caught again.  “Nothing – how are those peas?”  I have been daydreaming as long as I can remember.  Not the quick, fleeting thought ‘I wish I were rich’ types of daydreams, but long, drawn-out action sequences or steamy, romantic adventures.  Eventually, I began writing these adventures down.  With some plotting and much editing, they morphed into my first novel, ‘Water’, a contemporary eco-fantasy.

‘Water’ has been in the works for a long time, much longer than I care to admit.  Ok – 10 years, at least, I admit it. Once it was complete, I sent it off to my mom, sister and grandma.  They said it was great – and so began the rounds of publisher and agent queries.  My rejection file quickly morphed into a rejection drawer.  I thought, “But my family loves it – therefore it has to be good.  These agents don’t know what they are talking about.”

Finally, I conceded.  50+ agents that are all saying the same thing probably know what they are talking about.  So I got serious.  I got coffee and then sent my book off for professional editing.  I got more coffee and joined a local critique group.  Then I got even more coffee, this time with a dash of scotch and…self-published.

It has so far been a whirlwind ride – and I know there is so much more to come.  The self-publishing community is great, my readers and what fans I have mustered so far have been very supportive and my mom, sister and grandma are…proud.

I still daydream; I do it when I am at work, when I am going for a run, and when I am doing laundry.  It is my version of multi-tasking.  Nowadays, my daydreams involve Kaitlyn and the crew of the Seven, an organization hell-bent on saving the planet.  With the power to control natural elements, anything goes.  I am currently working on the next book in the series, ‘Air’, to be released early 2012.  Kaitlyn will continue to (as Alexia puts it) ‘rock your face off’, only this time she will be in a slightly different condition.  Whoops – don’t want to give too much away!

I hope everyone thoroughly enjoys the book and here is hoping all of your daydreams come true!


Thanks Terra J A little bit more about Water…

From Goodreads:
All of the elemental powers are in the palm of her hand…and it won't be enough to save her. When Kaitlyn Alder is involuntarily introduced to a life of magic, she becomes part of an organization hell-bent on saving the Earth. Just as her new-found life holds promises of purpose, romance, and friendship, the organization divides and a rogue member holds Kaitlyn hostage. Now one of the most terrifying men the human race has to offer stands between her and Earth's survival.

Now… for the giveaway! Yay! *happy chicken dance* There are five books up for grabs - I told you Terra is fabulous. J Can you tell how excited I am?? All you have to do to enter is fill out the rafflecopter below. Good luck… may the best book worm win!


  1. I can't do the grab my button cause it says I have to do all the mandatory entries first... And I don't have a twitter! :P

    Anyways, the book seems great!!! I love books with the elemental powers

  2. Terra, I found the same wonderful support within the indie community when I self-published my novel, and to have readers react so positively has been overwhelming.

    Like you, daydreaming has been my biggest inspiration and that's what keeps me happy and writing on a daily basis.

    Thank you for sharing, and thank you, Alexia, for bringing Terra to us!

  3. I love the cover! I mean the water does looks pretty awesome. I agree with Veronica Morfi! when there is elemental powers the book is really good. I love to read how they use the elements.

  4. You are right Lex..was a darn
    Well thank you for this lovely giveaway! Would love to read it!
    However, can't fill in the rafflecopter because I don't have a facebook:(
    Anyways I am your GFC follower, and follow you and Terra on twitter and I just tweeted about it!/BookstoRemember/status/139872853226041344

    Oh..and you know your button was the first I added on my blog:) Hugs x x

  5. @Ananda: Thank you darlin'! You need to get with the program and set up a Facebook page for yourself! :) Thank you for your support chick! xx
    @Heidi: It's a BIG pleasure, Terra is amazingly talented and I LOVED her book!

  6. Hi All! Thanks for your entries. Alexia and I have seen a boost in followers and we are excited that everyone has joined our groups! I really hope everyone enjoys the book and has as much fun reading it as I did writing it. Good luck and keep spreading the word!
    @Heidi - hope you are doing well with your novel. Are you on Goodreads? I will try to connect with you there...
    @Aliraluna - It has been a lot of fun experimenting with elemental powers - but even more fun is exploring how different types of characters might react when having those powers!
    @Alexia - Thanks again for hosting this giveaway and for your awesome review!
    - Terra

  7. I totally want this book! I love your idea of #ecofantasy. I'm reading The Gaya Wars right now which I think is totally up your alley.

  8. Sounds like a great book with a beautiful cover Thank for the giveaway

  9. I entered! Thanks for the awesome giveaway! The book looks great!

  10. Thanks, guys! @Pavarti - haven't heard of Gaya Wars but I am looking it up right this very moment...

  11. You guys are so freaking awesome!! Thank you so much for all the support. Love you xx