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KINDLE VELLA E-BOOK SERIES SCHEDULE (MICTLAN SERIES ) NOW ON AMAZON

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I skipped the fire works this year but I hope everyone had a good 4th of July. If you missed my last posts and you are interested I’m posting an upload schedule for the Amazon Kindle Vella chapter/ episodes for my new short story/ novella series : (MICTLAN SERIES)

THE JOURNY BEGINS: about a girl named Mia who lost her family in a tragic cliff diving accident. Four years later she is intent on saving her family after believing they did not really meet thier tragic end. (GENRE: PARANORMAL /PORTAL FANTASY)

Friday July 1, 2022 – CHAPTER 1: THE RECORD PLAYER OF MY MEMORIES(PUBLISHED)
Friday July 8, 2022- CHAPTER 2: THE GHOST OF MY MOTHER
Friday July 15, 2022- CHAPTER 3: IT’S BEEN FOUR YEARS
Friday July 22, 2022- CHAPTER 4: MEETING REINA
Friday July 29, 2022- CHAPTER 5: REINA, MY MOTHER’S DOUBLE

I will be updating this schedule and adding more chapters soon . Remember to follow the story, The Journey Begins on Amazon Kindle Vella . Read it and leave your comments about the story and let mer know what you think so far.

NOW AVAILABLE ON AMAZON( Click on the e-book title cover to be taken to Amazon)

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NEW SHORT STORY/NOVELLA (MICTLAN SERIES)

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(I’m still working on During the Blue Hour) Just an update about my NEW SHORT STORY/NOVELLA (MICTLAN SERIES):
It’s currently on amazon kindle Vella and already I have 5 chapters done scheduled and ready to drop each friday. Starting to use Vella has helped me to actually write chapters faster since I know I sort of will have like a set deadline . I really like using Vella as of right now even though I am very new to it. Vella is a seriel publishing book upload sort of like wattpad. And you publish chapter my chapter instead of the whole book. I will be having a podcast episode about this soon towards the end of the summer.

But let me tell you a little about my Mictlan Series.
The (MICTLAN SERIES ) chronicles four women from the Ortega family and their journey throughout the Aztec underworld Mictlan as they discover being descendants to the Patheon of Aztec gods and goddess. As the family navigates through Mictlan and learn about being the gods and goddesses they were meant to be they learn it doesn’t come without sacrifice…

Okay what’s on vella now is the story “THE JOURNEY BEGINS” which was a 10 episode webisode screenplay entitled Journey to Mictlan . Each book will consist of a story that follows one of the characters. This particular one on Vella follows the character Mia after her family dies from a cliff diving accident. After this story is completed it will be a full novella. The first three episodes are free on Vella right now. The first episode dropped friday the next episode will drop on Friday the 8th . So if you are interested take a read of the first episode/chapter, follow the vella story, and look out for the next episode/chapter. Also please leave your comments and likes , what they call crowns on the vella site so my story can show up more on the front page of the vella site. That would be very helpful if you can.

This series I’ve already started publishing on amazon is only a test run to the Blue Hour Series I’m working on. It’s totally in two different genres. Blue Hour being about werewolves and the Mictlan Series being about Gods , Goddess , recarnation and ghost. And the stories are in different styles. So please bear with me. But this is my update and let me know what you think .

OTHER E-BOOK SERIES TITLES (MICTLAN SERIES ) NOW ON AMAZON

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With 9 more chapters to go in this first book in my Blue Hour Series , it is not yet finished. Not ready to publish . However, I have completed another series (Mictlan Series). This series is also ongoing and is currently now on Amazon to read as a short story/novella series. I would like for you all to take a read and if you like it let me know and share it with someone say they can read it to.

NOW AVAILABLE ON AMAZON( Click on the e-book title cover to be taken to Amazon)

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN CHARACTERS  MAKE THE WRONG CHOICES IN THE NOVEL?

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What happens when  characters  make the wrong choices? Or wrong decisions based in the moment?  Do they regret those  choices  that they made? What is their consequences ?

Bad choices or any choices  are  important to character arcs and  I think all  the characters of the novel goes through  these dilemmas to their character  arcs  to improve  and flesh out who they are  and how the reader  perceives them.   With character choices especially wrong   choices  bring extreme conflict throughout the novel. 

Moreover, that is the key  of a progressive novel of  full  fleshed out  characters .

Wrong decisions +dilemmas=conflict

And of course for the novel conflict is  good. The more conflict the better but with  that brings consequences

And  the consequences will have  to  be pretty steep.

 UNTIL THE NEXT BLUE HOUR

Continuing on with  rewriting the  15th  chapter of my 2nd draft, I  moved  on to rewriting  the 2nd scene within  the chapter entitled  Until the Next Blue Hour .

This scene  continued from the last scene   THE HOWL OF CONTEMPLATION  with the  villain, Xavier’s pov, but in this scene Adrian  one of two of  Sirena’s love interest takes  over the pov  and is  faced  with making a decision and choice but is it the wrong one ?

REACTION: To figure  out a way to get him and Sirena out of North Sun

DILEMMA:  He  encounters  Xavier  on his way  back to the den

CHOICE:      He makes a deal with Xavier  to get him  and Sirena to freedom without being  hunted  down by the council .

SCENE SYNOPSIS: After  dropping  Sirena off , Adrian encounters Xavier and makes a deal with  him  about the future  of Sirena and the pack.

 SCENE WORD COUNT : 2929

In this scene  Adrian  leaves  Sirena  at the edge of the  town  because he cannot  go any further  but  he decides  that  he wants to walk  her home and  puts  on the  divers  mud  . However ,  Sirena  stops him from  walking her home  because she  says she needs  to find  her  friend Eli  who she left in the mountains .

However, Adrian doesn’t   listen to her  and follows Sirena without her knowing  .  While following her  he senses Xavier  the  council member  and villain  who is chasing  Adrian’s  pack . 

Because he doesn’t want the council  to  find  out  who Sirena  really is he  heads back  towards  Xavier loosing  Sirena’s scent. 

And so  he  comes  face to face with  Xavier for the first time ever  since  the rest of the   pack was slain by  him. 

Adrian realizes  that Xavier  is about  to  kill him and so uses his  shielding  abilities  to stop Xavier from doing so. He uses  his sword  to blast an  ice crystal  shield formation  towards Xavier,  blasting xavier  against a boulder.  (this is the first time Adrian is using  his sword in a real battle) .

Xavier  himself  is  astonished by  how bold  Adrian is  and so Asks  him why  he is he not afraid.

In reality Adrian is  afraid but  he  selfishly  thinks  of the first  thing to save himself and that is  telling Xavier  that he  will give him  the location of  the  rest  of the Arctos pack if he  lets  not  only  him but  Sirena  go as well. 

Xavier  doesn’t  give  into this and automatically thinks Adrian’s joking and  tells him he just rather  do away with him instead . 

Adrian then coolly tells  Xavier  that he has this journal that  reveals the truth about who the real  Kraldire(leader of the werewolves) is  supposed to be.  

 But   Adrian  then tells him  that he  doesn’t   have the book  at the moment With this  information Xavier  becomes  very  angry and so  attacks  Adrian with this confusion ability  that makes  Adrian  sees  his worst  fears  of being  swept  up in a fire and suffocating.

He  seems to be defeated but then  remembers his training  that he received  from  the den father and alpha  of the pack  and he

Manages  to  create a  force field barrier and he raises  his sword and fights  Xavier managing to a blow against him .

Xavier  is impressed  with Adrian’s   ability to fight  him  and gives him the opportunity to  deliver    the book  on the next blue hour and  if he doesn’t  Xavier  will kill him  .  

Overall Adrian  makes a  deal  he cannot take back  due  to being  cocky and over confident.  If he fails at what  Xavier  wants  it will cost him his life .   This choice . This decision  he automatically  regrets and realizes  he messed  up .

 Adrian at the end of this  scene makes  another  small decision  to  go  find Sirena  and immediately  take her and run  away before  he is supposed to deliver  the book.

But Adrian will be disappointed  as Sirena  has other plans  in the upcoming  scenes .

This decision  that  the character  Adrian chose to make  will  cause  a domino effect  throughout the rest of the novel and have consequences  for not only  himself  but for  the  other characters. 

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Do you have a  character  that immediately  regrets  his decision  after  he makes  them?  What are the consequences for  their  decisions?

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CULTURE- FORGOTTEN HISTORY

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Short question to fuse your mind and make you think. What is the real meaning of culture?
WHAT IS THE FORGOTTON HISTORY OF CULTURE?

I will explore this question and more in full on my new podcast documentary series Forgotten history coming soon .

To get more information on the upcoming series visit the Forgotten History page on my website at:

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Music by ayepeid from Pixabay – culture
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THE VILLAIN ‘S FAITH IS CHALLENGED? THE HOWL OF CONTEMPLATION

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THE VILLAIN ‘S FAITH IS CHALLENGED? A very difficult scene to write because usually you don’t have the villain within the novel questioning their faith, spirituality and loyalty.  They are just usually bad, but I would say that’s what makes a good villain because it gives that character a little depth as well and allows the reader to explore what that character’s reasoning for doing what they do throughout the novel. 

REVISITING THE  VILLAIN

Rewriting chapter 15 for the 2nd draft I revisit Xavier the Villains POV within the first scene.  He has one scene in this chapter that reveals who he is and what he stands  for as a villain.

GOAL:  To find a way better way to  capture  the yearling pack

CONFLICT: Has an argument with Mary about his faith and loyalty to the Kraldire

OUTCOME: Adrian presets him with a solution

SCENE SYNOPSIS: Xavier reflects on his life after having an argument with Mary about not capturing the yearling pack.

SCENE WORD COUNT : 1631

In the previous chapters and scenes  with  Xavier   he  never  really   truly reveals his past and I  guess  I have him brooding  and complaining about  loving the Kraldire(Mary’s mother ) and losing her love.   However,  this  chapter he will  finally  contemplate  his faith .   and  whether  he is making the right decision   in being loyal to the Kraldire.

He  has had nearly  12,000 years to figure  this out . However,  at this   stage  in his immortality he is at  his breaking point  especially in this scene.   In the previous  scene  he  failed at capturing Sirena  and  he  also has failed  at  not only capturing the Arctos yearling pack  but also the  earth diver(raven)  and collecting the raven claw amulet .

So yeah  he  is at a breaking  point because he knows  if he  goes back to the Kraldire empty handed  this  time around  she will  kill him.  Even though  they had a thing   together he  seems  to think- no  seems to know that the  Kraldire  will  have no need  for him anymore.

What makes  matters worse is that  Mary(council member/companion)  caught  him  using Courian’s(the wolf god) name.  And  any mention of Courian   has been banned by the Kraldire.  So he   also has to deal with  Mary trying to blackmail  him  into loving her.  Because if  push  came to shove  she would  rat him out and he would  die anyway  by  the Kraldire’s hand.  

So his loyalty and faith  is tested  while  at the  same time trying to control  his fast paced descent  into madness .  

Towards the end of the scene  he senses  one of the yearling running from  the human town  in the mountain and  he  tracks them  intent on  killing the yearling .  However  ,  that plan goes array when the  yearling  , who reveals himself to in fact be Adrian  suddenly  proposes a  solution to  Xavier’s  problems.

What is this  solution? Well  I will be   continuing to write  it in the  next scene  of the 15th chapter  where it will be in Adrian’s POV. 

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MUSIC PLAYLIST CHAPTER 14: INSIDE THE YEARLING DEN

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CHAPTER 14 INSIDE THE YEARLING DEN

Completed chapter 14. The chapter is called Inside the yearling cave.

This Chapter was pretty heavy and intense. A chapter filled with a lot of reflective and judgmental moments for the characters and a lot of newfound reality moments for the characters. So, the music I chose for this chapter was kind of in-between being heavy and reflective but also action pact because there is another chase scene.  

So here is my playlist for this chapter 14:

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YOU’RE NOT MORTAL

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You’re Not Mortal is the 4th scene in the 14th chapter of the 2nd draft of the work in progress novel During the Blue Hour.  I finally completed not only this scene but the whole of chapter 14.  Let me tell you I was dawdling through this scene not because it was boring but because I had to rewrite most of it.   The new version of this chapter came to 8928 words. The you’re not mortal scene came to 3554 words total.  The longest word counts out of all the scenes and chapters so far in the 2nd draft.

SCENE SYNOPSIS: Sirena is finally told by Cristen that she is not mortal, but in fact a caninruh  and that she must stay with the pack in order to protect her, but her reaction is more than what is expected   from Cristen and Sirena runs off in disbelief back to her mortal community.

In this scene it is in the 1st love interest  pov ; Cristen and he has to convince Sirena that she is one of them.  I originally wrote the scene in 2012 within the first draft but it wasn’t this long.   It’s pretty much the same but the interactions and locations are somewhat different. 

In this draft Adrian shows back up to the group and in front of Sirena in the form of the large werewolf and ordinarily Sirena would be afraid, but she can tell the difference between Adrian and any other beast because of his apparent kindness. 

But like I said Cristen is the main POV   so his perception is warped in this scene but not because he is an empath, and he can sense the energies between both Sirena and Adrian.  So, within this scene there is a lot of tension because he is the alpha of the yearling werewolf pack and sees Adrian as trying to undermine him.  In reality Adrian has fallen for Sirena   and they are talking telepathically.  Cristen doesn’t like that. 

My greatest pitfall for this chapter is trying to keep the tension between the triangles.   In the other chapters Sirena’s attitude is not one of being afraid but curious, even though she uses the excuse she is going to find her friend it is also because she is curious about the teenage wolves that saved her from the bear.  However, she is still running away from them because she is in disbelief over the fact Cristen has told her she is actually a werewolf like the rest of them.  

Moreover, she runs away because she has to face this truth that is her   most hidden and dreadful fear in which she had tried to keep buried and locked within her dreams. 

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AUTOMOBILES- FORGOTTEN HISTORY

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Short question to fuse your mind and make you think. How was the automobile even possible in a world of generations of animal transportation? How did the sudden appearance of the automobile technology revolutionize a whole world within only 50 years who were masked in a technology dark age for over thousands of years only using animal transportation?
WHAT IS THE FORGOTTON HISTORY OF AUTOMOBILES?

I will explore this question and more in full on my new podcast documentary series Forgotten history coming soon .

To get more information on the upcoming series visit the Forgotten History page on my website at:

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MUSIC BY : Defekt_Maschine from Pixabay

NEXT PODCAST EP. 11 WEREWOLVES IN FICTION ANALYSIS & REVIEW :The White Wolf of the Hartz Mountains (COMING SOON)

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*UPDATE: The next podcast episode 11 will be a deep dive analysis on the serialized short story The White Wolf of the Hartz Mountains. in my Werewolf in fiction podcast series coming soon. Check out the story and see what it is about down below.

What does a  seafaring adventure involving  a man trying to save  his father have to do with werewolves? Well a lot .

The  1838  Gothic Novel by  Frederick Marryat  which explorers the legend of the  Flying Dutchman,  a  tale about a  ghost ship  interestingly  also  includes not only other supernatural  components but a whole  chapter about  a werewolf.

This Chapter about a werewolf  was  even  expanded and serialized into its own short story  called  The White Wolf of the Hartz Mountains.

Cleverly and remarkably written it told the story  of Kratz   who leaves to the mountains  of  Germany with his three children after killing  his wife and lover.

He distracts himself  with hunting wolves  in the mountain  but one day  is  intercepted  by a man and his daughter.  He  takes  them back to the cottage where his three children are.   After three  weeks of knowing the woman he accepts her hand in marriage  from her father. However  he  really doesn’t  know who he has married  because it is soon  revealed the  girl is a werewolf.

There is more that happens  but I liked   it  for  a  werewolf story  and to me  it sort of had  like a Moby-Dick vibe to it.   Give  it a read and let me know what you think .    

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HAVE YOU EVER  HEARD OF THE WHITE WOLF OF HARTZ  MOUNTAINS ?

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