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Cleansing and Organizing

You can't beat this morning view.

You can’t beat this morning view.

This month I’ve been simplifying my life. Actually, it started a couple years ago, but I’ve kicked it into gear.

I’m moving at the beginning of next year, and I’m downsizing. I don’t need the excess furniture, or rooms that are rarely used. I had much less stress in my life when I live comfortably in a one bedroom place with a great view. I’ll be going from a 3/2 to a 2/2 (I need one room for bookshelves *koff*) with a beach view (all hail Florida – yes, I love the odd).

I used ThredUP to donate some of the better handbags, totes, clothes, and shoes that only took up space. I can’t walk in heels anymore. I wear size 5 – it’s a challenge on my best days.

Today, it has taken a turn toward my writing life. I’m donating blank/empty journals and notebooks. I have clients who love to write (they don’t know what I do on the side) – one is 10 yrs old.

I feel lighter already. 🙂

Shadowed Vengeance Release Day!

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As a Dragon Lord of the Arcane Court, it’s my job to hunt down demons who toy with or kill humans. My bonus is the magic I absorb sucking down their putrid squirming souls. 

The new local demon lord, Kragen, is the oldest living drug dealer and we blew up his primary warehouse in Vegas last year. I’m sure he’s planning ways to pick my scales off one by one. 

ARCANE COURT SERIES description

Cimmerian is a dragon shifter who hatched in the Yucatan Peninsula 750+ years ago. He’s traveled the world including spending 400 years in Europe. During that trip, he met Wretched “Wretch” Spawn, a half-demon half-dragon who’s demon family wants him dead. He’s considered an abomination, they’re disgusted by him. Cim saves Wretch from Nitha (demon badass bitch) and the result is the Arcane Court. Ruling body for the paranormal world; no killing humans, no taking over human bodies, demons, even for a moment since your souls will begin the decaying process. 

Amazon Kindle: http://amzn.to/1M3zQkW

Amazon paperback: http://amzn.to/1WA5Kge  

Barnes & Noble: http://bit.ly/1MUmSeQ

Books-A-Million: http://bit.ly/1N47hJU

iBooks: http://apple.co/1P7e2dp

Google Play: http://bit.ly/1JFRt8p 

Kobo: http://bit.ly/1P1qICB

Goodreads Giveaway Swag

The books and swag are ready to hit the mail! The winners of Candy Man Delivery Anthology – Your items hit the post office in the morning (9/14) – The Contessa winners (contest still on as of this post) – Yours will be mailed out 9/21.

Congratulations and THANKS!

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Paperbacks

Update: My distributor, both personal and for Dark Fantasy Press, is currently beta testing a paperback and hardcover distrubution option. My books are part of that test. Right now, Death Dealer is still available through Createspace but Red Lady fell into the Amazon “change of author name” hole and won’t be available until after the transition is completed.

These are normal growing pains for me as a publisher, thank you for your patience.

Graylin

 

Contessa Goodreads Giveaway

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Contessa by Graylin Fox

Contessa

by Graylin Fox

Giveaway ends September 16, 2015.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

Enter Giveaway

**AUTOGRAPHED PAPERBACK**

My cabin sits near a portal to the Otherworld. The Dark Fae are sending ogres to kill any humans who survived the plague they unleashed a year ago. First a baby dragon, then a goblin, show up looking for me. That’s when the fairy I’d known for a year decides to tell me I’m an elf and my high school boyfriend runs the Dark Fae. I went from human with a bad breakup to a fairy tale creature that was still in love with a killer in three days. A trip through the Otherworld portal shows me my birthplace and dangles the promise of a happy ending I thought was gone. Confronted with true evil, I have to learn my ice magic while fighting for my life. With rekindled love and a new family to protect, I’ll have to battle a psychotic elf with lightning power. One bolt and I’ll disintegrate. One of us won’t survive.

Candy Man Goodreads Giveaway

 

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Candy Man Delivery Series Anthology by Graylin Rane

Candy Man Delivery Series Anthology

by Graylin Rane

Giveaway ends September 10, 2015.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

Enter Giveaway

Starting today, you can enter to win one of two signed copies. It is open to International entries. It runs Aug 18th – Sept 10th.

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This anthology includes all six Candy Man Delivery Stories.

I have six flavors of chocolate man for you. Each short story has a happy ending and a happily every after!

The Greek god Eros picks a god to inhabit the stunning carved statue for the heroine’s lifetime so she can have her happy ending. These are women in their 30’s and 40’s who’ve loved, lost, and survived life.

Overall Blurb:

Master sculptor Viviana is pleasantly surprised to find a tall block of milk chocolate in her shops cooler with simple instructions. She’s to carve the perfect male figure, think of what she wants in a dream man, and then sprinkle the enclosed magic dust over the chocolate man. Adonis shimmers to light bringing passion, devotion, and love. They opened the Candy Man Delivery Service to share their joy and bring chocolate men to women who need complete devotion and lifelong passion.

TASTES LIKE CHOCOLATE: Viviana’s heartbreak and betrayal by her ex-fiance’ is poured into her sculpting. While working on a statue of pure milk chocolate, she finds herself talking to the man emerging about her hopes, dreams, and desires. Sprinkling gold dust over his stunning finished form makes his body glitter as he comes to life taking her into his arms. Their passion ignites a side of her she’d given up on, can they survive the jealousy of her former flame to find love?

IRISH CREAM DREAMS: Mary Elizabeth owns an irish pub on the beach in South Florida. Picked by Eros to receive a chocolate man of her own, she struggles with doubts and insecurity. Joshua is carved perfection smelling of Irish Liqueur and Chocolate, can his sweetness get her to open up to everlasting love?

WHITE CHOCOLATE CHERRY: Julia is getting ready for work, her camerawoman and best friend Amy by her side, when a notice is left at her door. She’s been chosen to receive a sculpted chocolate man picked personally by Eros to fulfill her romantic and sexual needs. While other women would jump at the offer, Julia is torn. It’s been three years since she lost her beloved Jorge after twenty-five years of wedded bliss. How would she explain a chocolate man to her six kids? Anteros is carved perfection, luscious, and gorgeous with a surprise for her. He loves books and discussing history, he backs away when she feels a loyalty pull to her lost husband, respects her devotion to family. Time and patience pay off as Julia slowly opens her home, her body, and her heart.

APPLE CINNAMON SWIRL: Abby grew up in a military family, her father and grandfather served, so when the time came she enlisted without reservation. Then, her back was broken in an IED attack. Her Humvee was thrown sideways, killing her friends and leaving her to learn to walk again.Repairing her body took months, her limbs regained their flexibility through yoga. What did she have to offer, now? Abby gave everything to her job, being sent home at the end of the day to an empty house reminded her of lost friends. Trixie wagged her tail making her laugh, but it wasn’t the same. Then Viviana showed up at her house to tell her she’d been chosen. Her sister put in the request to help her ease the loneliness.Galen watched Abby before he inhabited the body of the statue to learn about the woman he will love throughout her life. He sees a tough warrior in need of unquestioning devotion who will resist him. His admiration for her sacrifices opens a doorway to her pain making her push him away. Galen didn’t take this assignment lightly, he’ll wait until she offers her heart to him, no matter how long it takes.

HOT CARAMEL PASSION: Ava’s skills as a chef took her from private celebrity chef to owner of Miami’s hottest new restaurant. Shy since kindergarten, she expressed her passions in the kitchen. Loneliness lowered her shoulders as the accolades faded at closing each night. At thirty-three, she was still single, preferring a crowded kitchen to a man across a small table. Her brother signed her up with Viviana, owner of The Candy Man Delivery Service. She’d been appalled until he showed her the picture of Viviana’s man, Adonis. Her anxiety quelled each day by a furious work schedule then ran rampant over her mind as she tried to sleep. Exhausted and shaking, she opens her condo door to find Marcus with caramel colored skin, dark hair, and intense brown eyes. He helps her bloom as she experiences complete devotion for the first time in her life.

DARK CHOCOLATE PEPPERMINT: Alicia ended a lucrative modeling career to get her MBA. Trying to find work in a crowded job market discouraged her as the men she interviewed with wanted a stripper instead of an employee. Fellow model and friend, Susie, watches the light fade from Alicia’s light brown complexion and puts her name into contention for a Candy Man.Refusing to be discouraged, she decides to start her own modeling agency. Susie’s pregnancy announcement gives her an idea. An agency for models who are pregnant. Clothing lines need faces for maternity wear and the fashion industry hasn’t exploited that niche, yet. Her family, in town for Christmas, is fully supportive.There’s just one complication, she’s been chosen for a Candy Man. She’s not sure her dreams can come true with a statue. Would her family accept a man who started off as chocolate? Can Vangelis tempt her to stay home with him or will she pull her Dark Chocolate Peppermint man into the chaotic modeling world?

 

FB Party for Cover Reveals!

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I changed the covers for my Arcane Court books to something darker. Well, they look amazing and I’m having a party to celebrate!
Stop by and ask my characters questions as I reveal the new Arcane Court covers and talk about the new Fae series starting in 2016.
I set up the FB Event to reveal the new covers..
If you can stop by, I’d appreciate it.
Shares, appreciated!

Stop by! 

A Sadly Necessary Book Pirate Post

Dear Pirate sites, I will report you to the FBI office. No warnings. I’m not going to be kind and give you a chance to stop being a fucking prick. There is NO OUT for “I don’t have the file on MY system.” If you have to put that shit on your site, you KNOW you’re profiting from a crime.

This includes my work and anything published by Dark Fantasy Press.

Copyright Infringement Information:

The legal penalties for copyright infringement are:

– Infringer pays the actual dollar amount of damages and profits.
– The law provides a range from $200 to $150,000 for each work infringed.(Each copy of a book downloaded)
– Infringer pays for all attorneys fees and court costs.
– The Court can issue an injunction to stop the infringing acts.
– The Court can impound the illegal works.
– The infringer can go to jail.

Examples of Infringement – Book related.

1) Copying and reproducing includes photocopying books, chapters of books and journals; or scanning books into a digital format such as a PDF file; converting VHS movies to DVD format; uploading or downloading internet files, including electronically scanned books, videos, or music; copying pictures from the Internet and posting them on a web page or social media website; copying pictures from the Internet for a brochure; and copying art from the Internet and placing it in a PowerPoint presentation.

2) Making derivative works includes making a movie from someone else’s novel; making a sculpture from someone else’s drawing; and creating a movie clip using someone else’s pictures (multi-media).

3) Publicly disseminating includes mailing photocopies to lots of people; circulating journals to others by way of emails; selling, loaning, leasing copied works (you may resell or loan your first lawful copy); making a copy of a CD and selling it for profit (reproducing and disseminating); and uploading electronic files for others to copy (copying and publicly disseminating).

http://www.ic3.gov/default.aspx

Name Merging – Rane Sjodin back to Graylin Fox

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In a continuing effort to simplify my online life, I merged the Graylin Fox and Rane Sjodin websites. I’m now taking another step and going back to using Graylin Fox as my only pen name. The Candy Man Books will remain Graylin Rane. 😉 But the Arcane Court books, in mid-design change now – will be Graylin Fox books soon.

One name to organize them all…

Indie Book Fest 2015

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I’m heading to Orlando in a few weeks for Indie Book Fest. Come by and say hello!

There is a book signing on Saturday that is Open to the Public. Bring your books or buy them at the con from the authors.

Friday

9 AM Welcome

Keynote by Jana Oliver

9:30-10:15 AM Panels

1-Making Your Story Unique: Coming Up With Fresh Ideas
Melissa Lummis

Miranda Hardy

KS Thomas

Laura Stapleton

Lyssa Layne

2 -Stories For the Young At Heart (YA)
Jana Oliver

Susan Burdorf

Nadege Richards

Raine Thomas

Tricia Zoeller

Sarah Ross

10:30- 11:15 AM Panels

1-Making Your Story Orderly: How to Plot and Plan
Nadege Richards

HD Smith

Jana Oliver

Alexis Anne

Rene Folsom

2 – Stories That Spook (Paranormal)
Melissa Lummis

Stephanie Erickson

Graylin Fox <<— there I Am! 

Miranda Hardy

Tricia Zoeller

Mandie Stevens

11:30-12:15 PM Panels

1- Making Your Story Sharp (editing/proofreading)
Karen Hooper

Don Massenzio

Anna Zaires

Margo Bond Collins

Dima Zales

2 – Stories That Sizzle (adult and erotic romance)
Rene Folsom

Juli Valenti

Alexis Anne

Emma Fallon

Kristen Hope Mazzola

Lunch 12:15-1:15

1:30-2:15 PM Panels

1-Making Your Story Smexy: How to Write a Sex Scene
Abigail Lee

Julia Sykes

CJ Baty

Elise Marion

Hildie McQueen

Rene Folsom

2-Stories With Sweetness (sweet romance, including historical, con rom)
Ceci Giltenan

Laura Stapleton

Lyssa Lane

Heather Allen

Stacy Darnell

2:30-3:15 PM Panels

1- Making Your Story Pretty (formatting and covers)
Stacey Blake

C.G. Powell

Stephanie Erickson

Nadege Richards

Rene Folsom

 2-Stories That Intrigue (mysteries)
Don Massenzio

CJ Baty

Jana Oliver

Margo Bond Collins

Graylin Fox <<— Me again

Sharon Hamilton

3:30-4:15 AM Panels

1 -Making Your Story Shine (Promotion and Marketing)
Mandie Stevens

Ceci Giltenan

Julia Sykes

HD Smith

Jana Oliver

 2-Stories for a Brave New World: New Adult Lit

Amanda Jason

Michelle Soars

Kristen Hope Mazzola

N.L. Greene

Stacy Darnell

4:30-6:30 PM FAN FARE 
Come hang with your favorite authors and meet some new ones before the book signing.Enjoy some fun swag and join our fun scavenger hunt!  

***I’ve got some cool swag for you. 

Dinner On Your Own

9 – 11 PM

Gothic Romance Party <<<<—– I’m dressing up! 

Saturday

9-9:45 AM Panels

1 Stories That Make Us Laugh (humor in books)
Amanda Jason

Margo Bond Collins

KS Thomas

Don Massenzio

 2 Stories That Are Out of This World (fantasy/sci fi)
C.G. Powell

HD Smith

NL Greene

Graylin Fox <<—Wooo! 

Anna Zaires

Dima Zales

10- 10:45 AM Panels

1-Stories with Spirit: Spirituality in Fiction
Karen Hooper

Patrick Friar

Mandie Stevens

Tawdra Kandle

2-Stories with Diversity
CJ Baty

Elise Marion

Rick Chiantaretto

Hildie McQueen

SR Gibbs

Sharon Hamilton

11- 11:45 AM Panels

 1-Stories with Staying Power (serials, series)
Alexis Anne

Don Massenzio

Julia Sykes

Abigail Lee

Jana Oliver

Amanda Jason

2-Stories with Strong Women: Moving Beyond the Damsel in Distress
Tawdra Kandle

KS Smith

Megan Smith

Melissa Lummis

Juli Valenti

12- 12:45 PM Panels

1-Stories With Unforgettable Men (book boyfriends)
Hildie McQueen

Juli Valenti

Elise Marion

Patrick Friar

C. G. Powell

Lyssa Lane

2-Ad Lib My Story!

1- 2 PM – Lunch on your own

2-2:30 PM Signing Set-Up (authors only)

2:30-5 PM  Book Signing – Come chat! 

Dinner on Your Own

7 PM-Midnight

Author Hosted Parties 7- 10

“Fairytales & Happily Ever Afters” Hosted by HD Smith & Ceci Giltenan

Beach Hosted by Tawdra Kandle

Sunday –

8-9 AM  Blogger Breakfast

10- 10:45 AM

 1 – Making Your Story Blog-Friendly: Bloggers Share

TBA

 2- Making Your Story Reader Appealing: What Readers Want Authors To Know
Win a Spot!

11- 11:45 AM

  1- Ad Lib My Story Part 2
TBA

 2-My Story: What I Learned During My First Year as an Indie Author (all new authors)

Stephanie Erickson

Mindy Ruiz

SR Gibbs

Patrick Friar

Ava Branson

Lyssa Layne

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