Monday, August 22, 2016

The Chronicles of Orlando #5!

The long awaited installment in The Chronicles of Orlando is here! 
This is the 5th installment in the Novella series:
The Rising Empire of the Un-Dead
 
About the Novella:

The Chronicles of Orlando is a YA Fantasy, which follows Orlando Drake throughout the city of Los Angeles as he battles Zombies with Magik. With the help of his mentor Fernie, who happens to be a ghost, trains Orlando as he tries to keep the City of Angels safe.

Orlando struggles with self doubt as he becomes a leader in a rebel band of outcast.

In The Rising Empire of the Un-Dead Orlando has left his friends and home to complete his training under the tutelage of Yolanda Espinosa, the former teacher of his mentor Fernie.

But Orlando is a hunted young man, and his training is interrupted as the city falls to those who have an army of Zombies and use the streets as their battlefield as they fight for Power.
 
 
 
 

You can catch up on this series by reading:

 
And you can visit me on my website:www.mmshelley.com
Looking forward to hear what you think about this installment!!

Monday, March 30, 2015

Updates!

It's been much too long since my last post, and I thought I would share what's new and what I'm working on.
First off I've adopted a baby elephant! Well sort of, I became aware of an elephant rescue; The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, this is a wonderful cause that rescues baby elephants who have lost their mothers because of poachers.

I've also signed up for several photography classes, learning what the camera functions are and what they do has been a challenge, and I can now say that I know what Fstops, Shutter Speeds and ISO's are and what they do and why AUTO is your friendemy. Portraits are my main focus, in photography as the play of shadow and light can create such drama and fine details. Here is a portrait I took, and yes, that's my niece Grace, you'll recognize her from the covers on The Legacy Trilogy.

As for my writing, I'm currently working on book three of the New Orleans Mysteries series and book five in my Zombie Novella series. I'm also working on a new story, one that is set in Iceland, a country that is just about perfect for a Fantasy-Thriller, as it has beautiful landscape and its Mythology is unlike any other.

Monday, December 1, 2014

The Legacy Trilogy

I have brand new covers for Mishap and Mayhem, Chaos and Retribution! Not only do these books have new covers, but I've also named them under the series title; The Legacy Trilogy. I thought this was a good series title because this story has so much to do with family. I've already updated these onto Amazon and Smashwords!




 
I'll be sharing the cover for Mishap and Retribution in the next few days and hopefully I'll be able to share the cover for the Box Set I'm doing for this series!

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

New Orleans Trip 2014

 

 

I recently returned to New Orleans, Louisiana! Its one of my favorite places to visit and I happened to be in town during Halloween with three of my closest friends. We met a few locals on this trip who suggested we try  'Eat' on Dumaine St in the French Quarter. We arrived early (about 9AM) and its a good thing we did because it filled up fast and the food was absolutely amazing!
 
After breakfast we took a tour at the St. Louis #1 Cemetery were I acted like a tourist and took photos with my Nikon D3100 (in Manuel Mode;) which I'm proud of) instead of using my phone as you can see my aunt and best friend doing in the foreground.  
 
 
After our tour we took a walk through the cemetery.
 
 
We did stop by the Old Ursuline Convent, but unfortunately it's closed on Sundays.
 
 

 Here is a picture of my friends in their Halloween costumes. From left; The Tenth Doctor, Harley Quinn and a day of the dead Sugar skull! 



 


 


Saturday, August 9, 2014

Bayou Blues Tour Schedule!

I'm so excited about the tour for Bayou Blues (A New Orleans Mystery) I'd like to keep you all posted because it should be a fun tour! There are some exciting things planned for this tour so please make sure you check in along the way! Thank you to Bewitching Book Tours who of course helped design this tour! 

Tour Dates: Aug 11- 25

August 11 Spotlight
Lisa’s World of Books

August 11 Spotlight
fundinmental

August 12 Interview and review
Wonderland Reviews 

August 12 Spotlight
Mila Ramos

August 13 Interview
The Word at My Fingertips 

August 13 review
Paranormal Romance and Authors That Rock

August 14 Spotlight
3 Partners in Shopping, Nana, Mommy &, Sissy Too! 

August 15 Spotlight
Deal Sharing Aunt

August 18 Guest blog
Mom With A Kindle

August 19 Spotlight
Roxanne’s Realm

August 20 Guest Post 
Mythical Books
proposed topic: Mythology - an eternal inspiration

August 21 Spotlight
Books Direct

August 22 Guest blog
Fang-tastic Books

August 25 Guest blog
The Creatively Green Write at Home Mom

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Final Ragnarok: She Returns by Dan Wright


Final Ragnarok: She Returns is a book I found through Backcover Promotions. I just think the artwork on this cover is amazing, and the story seems to really pull you in. I'd like to thank author Dan Wright for sharing Final Ragnarok: She Returns!



Title: Final Ragnarok: She Returns
Series: Draconica
Author: Dan Wright
Formats Available In: Digital and Print
Publication Date: TBC

Blurb: She is Coming...

When Daniar Dragonkin heard those words, she had no idea of the full horror that would follow. Now, enemies converge to bring to life a monstrous plan that has been set in motion since long before the events of Trapped on Draconica. A plot to bring Her back from darkness.

With her family threatened, her old enemies back to torment her - and a civil war in Baalaria preventing any help from her sister, Daniar faces the darkness moment of her entire life. Her sanity will be pushed to the limit as she faces evil in it's purest form.

Heroes will die. Villains will rise. And She will return - bringing with it the end to all of Draconica.

She Returns is the first book in the Final Ragnarok saga - and the conclusion of a trap that has been building for years. Everything you'd read about Draconica so far has been leading up to this moment. This is where it all changes - and where Draconica's ultimate fate (and of it's people) will be decided.
 

About Dan Wright:
Dan lives Canterbury, Kent, UK. A huge fan of both Fantasy and Manga, he has a style that combines both within his writing, which lets him tell stories that are both dramatic and tongue-in-cheek at the same time. He picked up a love of Fantasy stories after reading The Lord of the Rings, The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe and numerous Roald Dahl novels.
Dan also runs his own website, blog and a wiki page dedicated to the world of Draconica. He has also been a reviewer for the website Read2Review and occassionally reviews books on his blog. He has also written a short comic book strip called Queller, which was published in an anthology for the comic Lighting Strike Presents... At the moment he is also currently working on a script for an independant video game - to be released in the future.
Authors who have inspired Dan are Douglas Adams, J.R.R Tolkien, Harlan Ellison, Alan Moore, Joss Whedon, H.P Lovecraft, George R.R Martin and Hiromu Arakawa.
Contact links:
 
 

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Bayou Blues is here!




Bayou Blues is here! 
Sixteen year old orphan, Ava Lopez, has returned to New Orleans, Louisiana, just as a dark entity has taken residence in the Bayou. 
Not only does Ava have to discover who or what is taking its victims from the Quarter, and leaving their remains in the Bayou. 


She will also have to maneuver her way around a new school and deal with a new bodyguard. 
Ava will have to uncover the mystery before she becomes its next victim.

And you can find it at Amazon


Bayou Blues takes place a few months after Murder on Mars finishes and has its own mystery for Ava to work on.



Murder on Mars:
Sixteen year old orphan, Ava Lopez, has been called to New Orleans in search of her best friend Dyson. She discovers a series of dark crimes committed with supernatural forces and fears that Dyson may be involved. 

Shadow people fiercely haunt the city, unchallenged. Ava must discover the secret they are so determined to keep hidden and she will have to risk everything, because when the 'Fates' are involved there are no second chances.