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Posted By Babs

I am so pleased with how quickly the first book of the trilogy is coming along. It will not be long now before I am completing it, just got to write the Halloween, Bonfire scenes and come up with an ending so it flows nicely into the next book. Then I will take a little brake whilst my editor and proofreader go through it, to hopefully come up with a title and front cover, and also decide if I need to add any internal illustrations.

I have also been writing another side story to accompany the first book, I am not going to say anything about it, as reveal too much of what is happing in the novel.

One thing I must say is there is not going to be much translation as I hope the reader will be able to work out what is happening from the context and most of the Japanese and Mandarin have been in the series since the beginning. Kiyoshi was surprised to hear I will be throwing in some Turkish because this is Chris’ grandmother Poseidon main spoken language, fans will know this from the side story Poseidon and Chris encounter.

 
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I am so pleased to have all three side stories for the first book in the trilogy sorted, my editor and proofreader really enjoyed them, they both really liked Misty mountains secret. I cannot thank them enough for all their help.

 

I am currently working hard on the first book with Gaylin Yiska as the central character until of course Shǒuwèi comes home, but in away I can see them both sharing the position, more like pushing each other off the spot.

I am still planning each book as I go and jotting down notes what I need to cover in each one. Also I need to see what interesting front covers I can come up with. I am aiming to get all three done before my birthday in September.

 
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Today I needed to find an uninhabited island off the cost of Japan for the side story Dampa, it needed to be as far away as possible from the mainland and not volcanic. I found some really interesting ones, I really liked the the look of 友ヶ島 (Tomogashima Islands) as it has an uncanny resemblance to Laputa, the floating island in Castle in the sky, one of favourite Ghibli films. A close second was 須子茂離島 (Sukomobanare Island), but I settled for 夕離 (Yubanare) as there is hardly any info on it making it perfect and is well away from the mainland. In the world of Master Guardian, this would be used as a punishment island for bad Vampires they would get airlifted to it, there would be a house to stay in, running water, electricity would come from either sola or wind power and they have to cook on an open fire. Everything a Vampire needs apart from internet or a phone signal. The only contact they would have is by CB radio with the Vampire Nation saturated on 薩川 (Satsukawa). 

If they harm the island or try to escape then they are put to work on 端島 (Hashima Island) or Tomogashima to help restore the historical sights.

 

I have to say it is great to finally have this in one of the stories as I have been meaning to put in places like this where the gods can send Vampires who harm mortals or their own kind, ripping them of their luxuries they have come to rely on. On rare occasions this kind of punishment will also be used on mortals when they go against the gods three times in a row, however if the person goes against one of the ancients they could end up being sent straight away to Sukomobanare Island for a day.

 

 
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I have been having fun with two young ladies over the only paperback copy of Gabriel and the pearl oyster, as I am now been doing for my local reads, a try before you buy service, they both wanted to take a look at it at the same time. 

They asked me who asked to borrow it first, which was the lady in Nott’s, so whilst the other young lady is patiently waiting for it to come to her she took a look at the free side stories and picked Xīwàng and the wish of a prince.

I told her to have a box of tissues standing by as that is a very moving story. She did not think at the time it would effect her, but she was wrong and ended up cryingand told me wow that is such a sad story. I explained I never intended it to be that way, but that is what people till me when they read it, they found it to be a very moving story, to it is so sad. The young lady told she really felt for the prince, just like Xīwàng she really wanted to help him. You are such a good writer.

This makes me very happy.

 

The other young lady who is reading Gabe informed me she is not one for reading books, but she is really enjoying the story so far, she told me she prefers Present tense books and ones which are unusual. Giggle my work is certainly that . She said it nothing like she has read before, it gripped her from the first page, she is going to let me know what she makes of it when she has read the entire book.

I cannot wait for her feedback.

 
Posted By Babs

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I am so pleased to be slowly updating Master Guardian Part One, An old friend’s quest, so far I have published the all new version on Lulu and Google play, this is the version which has been through a professional proofreader, who has just help us to improve some of the punctuation and speech which could leave the reader a tad confused. I think she has done an amazing job at basically tidying it up and I have to say the graveyard scene flows a lot better now. I cannot thank her enough for all help and time She is planning on taking a look at part two next. 

I will try my best to update it on all platforms as soon as I can as I am busy preparing for the third story in the series.

Other news, I have finally completed Gaylin and haunted house, just got Bǎihé and the mystery gifts to sort out as well as finish Longwei and his cats, then that will be all the side stories done, then I will be able to turn all of my focus on to the trilogy.