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Year of the Guardian
Curse of Power
Young Adult Fantasy Adventure Novel
(The first 100 signed copies were gobbled up fast! This is the second printing!)
I'm extremely excited to announce my Novel can now be ordered! The First 100 paper back copies have been released!
In one of Jaden’s secret ventures to the Upperworld, he develops a strange and powerful ability. Or is it... a curse? Can he use his ability to battle the evil that is about to destroy his Underworld home?
....Or will it destroy him first?
"I view this story as another extension of my artwork. Any mistakes found in the book are my own! I hope the "Year of the Guardian, Curse of Power" can take you on many unforgettable adventures as it did for me..."
And yes! The beast I painted on the cover I also made into a Poseable.
-Reader Sample Feed Back!-
"There are very few things in this world like a well-produced book that shows the author and printer give a damn. This is one of those books. Ms. Cross is a multi-faceted talent and her writing shows all the hallmarks of developing into a unique and rich voice over time.
I am delighted to note that the book has very few grammatical errors, which is a welcome reversal of a trend that seems to be creeping into many new publications of late and in danger of becoming acceptable in this world of 'average will do'.
All in all, a recommended read for lovers of young adult fantasy.
I would also get a copy for the bibliophile in your life. This young lady really could produce a blockbuster and said collector might appreciate having an early edition of her first on his or her shelf."
"I just finished reading your book, Lee, and I loved it! The descriptions, humor, adventure, danger, and much much more, made it a good read!"
"The book came today!! I started reading it and fell in love with the way you write! I love the way you described Shime! She sounds funny! So far, my favorite character is Vann. He reminds me of a friend of mine. I'm eager to read the rest of it! You have great skill and I love the way you describe things! Keep writing! If your write more books, I'll order them!"
"When I started reading I just couldn't stop. It was one of my most favorite books! You did a good job on that book!"
"I absolutely LOVED it!!! The use of your incredibly unique creatures and style was amazing and I had a very difficult time putting it down to even sleep! My favorite part was your amazing creatures and their very vivid descriptions. I also loved how you brought Vann's childlike innocence to life. My favorite scene was when Bremen was telling Jaden about how Vann had taken out the guards with his eyes closed!"
"Top quality book delivered rapidly! Recommended international seller!"
"Really an entertaining book! I am on page 111 and enjoying it!"
I hope you enjoy(ed) our part of the world (I am 'next door 'in Australia).
I just saw your video about your second book and it just blew me away. I am just finishing transforming a story about my kidney failure/dialysis/transplant from the POV of my two dogs into a screenplay and want to use puppets to animate it and you just showed me I can do that!!! Thanks so much from a fellow dyslexic. (I sent you a note because I didn't see this first sorry). I love your gallery, especially that adorable little wolf cub! I look forward to seeing you show Weta what you can do. I would love to know if they use your talent for any movies it would be awsome to see them after seeing your work here. Best of Luck.
do you have other books or is this the first one you have written?
The colors are very vivid and beautiful.
Hello, author of "Year Of The Guardian" (I couldn't see your name anywhere)!
I'm an author, like yourself! I'm currently writing a trilogy of books, called the "ACRATARA Trilogy". I currently have them safely copyrighted, and my first novel's manuscript is being reviewed by Scholastic.
It's looking great, so far!
The books are titled as so:
I know exactly what you mean about being dyslexic. My grandfather is actually dyslexic, but he's also the pastor of our Baptist Church. It's not a hindrance in the slightest, but a great blessing, as he does amazing things with his sermons that a lot of pastors these days cannot do.
My books are actually written in the style of "readable for all ages", as my target audience is, well, everyone. My novel plot-telling has a foundation based upon God and his wondrous work, where I implement his existence within my novels through a different name: Elohim (one of his many names in the Bible). The genre of the novels are action/adventure/fantasy, and has a grand mixture of humor, love, and emotion interwoven within its pages. I imagine the story as if it's being told through camerawork and scripting of a Steven Spielberg film (I love his movies). Basically, the story revolves around a group of late teenagers who are descendants of the "Acratara' (I created my own language for the story, and Acratara means "followers of Elohim"), who are the purest of heart human beings who fight behind the scenes of Earth's events, against an enemy called the "Craota" (Followers of Traitus, who is the physical embodiment of Lucifer's great strength and hatred of humanity).
I just wanted to tell you that you are an inspiration to us all. I am a huge fan of your fantasy artwork, and I hope to pick your novel up after my deployment, which will be over soon!
A friend of mine gave me a few art concepts to bring some of my characters to life, as I am more talented with writing than I am with art.
The primary villain of my first book is actually my Deviant Art Profile Picture, which is to the upper left!
Keep doing what you're doing, and feel free to ask if you have any questions regarding my story, if you're curious to read what it's about!
I hope one day that my novels will be in a Barnes and Noble right next to yours! Fingers crossed!
-21 Years Old
Thanks for such kind words, your book sounds phenomenal! Best of luck with the publishing as well! (I'm a christian and 21 as well)
You're welcome, Ms./Mrs. Cross
Hooray for being 21! ^_^
It's always nice to find other Christians with novelist dreams out there.
When I get home after Christmas I'll pick up a copy of your novel.
After so long of reading nothing but Army stuff, this will be a delightful take-off into the world of fantasy
Life's a bitch.
Let's say it took 2 weeks for her to make the Fantasy Thunder Guardian that auctioned for ~$600. That means she is making $300 per week. That means she is equivalent to making $15,600 per year and because of taxes and that new enforced insurance plan that she has to pay out of her own pocket (opposed to an employer who pays some of that for you), that means her take-home is equivalent to about $10,900 per year (or about $209 per week), IF she makes one every 2 weeks.
The problem with auctions and selling things yourself is; you have to do your own marketing/advertising and promotion, which means you work your off, all the time.
There is no "paid vacations" as any time you aren't doing your craft, you aren't making money.
Now you now why she has also written a book and looks for contract jobs with WETA...
Thank you, but I think I remember reading somewhere that Lee was invited to weta, and frankly I don't care how much she made or didn't make.
She isn't my daughter or granddaughter and even if she was, it isn't any of my business.
Look kid, I just like her artwork, and whether I like a person or not, generally hate seeing someone being idly gossiped about and that's why I said what I said.
Your emphatic comment came across as a little naive, so I used a lengthy explanation so you might learn something and not be so naive next time.
Heh, I would have used harsher words than "silly" and more icons if I wasn't calm. You might also note the lack of exclamation points.
I might have to buy a copy.
Hey do you think you could tell me how to get published.
I have tons of writing some finished most not just lying around.
After all, it's still thanks to you, that my arts/crafts started to get a lot more views because you explained me a lot and encouraged me. ^^
Since it's possible to ship worldwide, I think I'm going to buy it. You're an incredible person (and I really regret it not to have more contact with you) and so I guess/hope your book will show that, too. ^.~
It's still my dream to publish a novel myself, even though it's not that easy.
Keep on and never let anything get you down! Okay? (^-^)/
I think I just have to buy it^^
I mean, I think you're an awesome artist and this book looks really cool
On top of that you are always really kind on DA and I gladly support you
I know, I refunded that refund ;D it's perfectly affordable (though e-bay will get a huge profit out of the shipping I think)
I've read part of it already and it's really nice so far!
Love it ^^