Thursday, January 4, 2018

2017 in Review. One word: "Yuck...."

Hi all,

Well, like most of you, my 2017 sucked. Or kinda sucked. I don't want to compare. Some people had VERY bad moments/events/tragedies this year. The weather saw to a lot of disasters, some of which were in my area of the PAC NW. So again, my year stunk.... but was not THAT bad. I guess...

See, last Feb., I found out my my was terminally ill. And that went on until Oct. (10-11 months) when she finally passed. It was very stressful for all. I don't like when people or animals suffer, and I feel like my mom was suffering for a while. So her passing was hard, but in some ways a blessing. I really don't know how to put it. It is still fresh. I have not really fully processed it yet.

During this time, most of 2017, I could not write as much as I normally do. I am a fast and furious writer... with daily word counts that make the pros jealous. But not this year. This year saw me taking time off and not being very creative.

I painted a lot. To get my mind off things. That was good and it's true, art therapy works. But I would have liked to written much-much more.

That being said, since middle Oct. I have been writing more. I was ghost writing for a company for two months, having fun with it, but then that fell apart...don't get me started with how the industry continuously lets me down. Let's just say this. I nailed my projects, and the books I wrote and helped write are doing great online....

Sigh. Anyway.

What about all my other projects?

Three Burning Red Runaway Brides - book three in the Water Kingdom Series is 1/3 written. Late 2018 release. Cover art is done and ready.

The sequel to The Lifeblood of Ill-fated Women is just started, but mentally plotted out. Hopes for an early 2019 release.

My Young Davy Crockett MG/YA book is done and I should be pitching it to publishers again...soon. This is a fun read. I think its a no-brainer for a small press publisher. If it does not find one soon I might self pub. Not sure.

The Soul Born Saga - Soul Born was re-edited this year and submitted to a highly interested small press publisher. I hope she picks it up. I think Soul Born needs to be back at a good small press.

And I might be in the middle of another Ghost Writing project. Maybe. It's a secret. :)

What are my plans for 2018?

Well, I hope to get back on my schedule of writing 4-5 days a week. And I hope to start getting my already published books more exposure. I need more readers and more reviewers.  So if you know any, send them my way.

I will finish the Water Kingdom Series which will tie up one story. But will open the door to the Fire Kingdom Series.

I plan to nearly finish the LBIFW sequel too. And maybe re-edit Blood Divided in the Soul Born Saga.

I will continue to be doing little painting projects and custom painting Castle Grayskulls for fun.

In my opinion, 2017 made it hard to see the future.  It muddied everything up. It's hard to think years in advance now. Even hard to think months in advance. I guess I take things more day to day now. But I have hopes people will start being nice to each other again. Get off social media and go outside and enjoy nature. Maybe even sit outside in the fresh air and read a book.

Write Makes Might!

Kevin James Breaux
www.kevinbreaux.com









Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Re-Watched SPARTACUS! Still love it.





Hi all,

I recently finished a re-watch of SPARTACUS. I watched, and loved-loved-loved the series on STARZ when it originally aired. I even bought some memorabilia from the auctions the production companies had during the last season.

I bought one of Ilytia's dresses. I kept it a few years and sold it for double.

I had not re-watched the show since it aired. BUT I bought all the BLU ray disks and last month decided now was the time. OMG. I am so glad I did. I STILL love this show. It remains in my top three shows of all time. I love all the history, the action, the blood and guts and yes, the incredible sex scenes. This is how all shows should be.

This time around, I made note of my favorite episodes and who directed them. Funny enough, my old Hercules TV show Alum, Micheal Hurst, directed like 85% of my favorite eps. Go Go Iolaus!

So, yes, Season 1 is hard to beat. And I love Ilythia with all my heart. She is one of the sexiest, baddest...sexiest...villains around. :) Yes, Season 1 has it all: love, loss, betrayal, combat... man it is SO good.

Oh Ilythia!


Episode #9 is my favorite of Season 1. Called "WHORE" and directed by Micheal Hurst. It focuses on Ilythia and her wicked plans.

Season 2 has some amazing moments, starting with a great one in Episode #1 FUGITIVUS, Which shows the aftermath of Season 1 and more. Again, directed by Hurst.

Season 2 Episode #5 is another one that stands out for me. Called "LIBERTUS" and directed by Rick Jacobson.  This one contains a very pivotal moment for the series.

Season 3 is my favorite season. Like I said, Season 1 is hard to beat, but there is just SO much happening in season 3. So much of all the things I love about this show. It's like they decided to double up on all the action, blood, and sex.

I think it is my favorite because of all time spent with the Roman Legions and Marcus Crassus. I love all that Ancient Roman regalia.  The arms and armor. The standards and flags.... its all too cool to look away from! I must have been a Roman in a past life. Seriously.

Season 3 Episode 4 is a hard pill to swallow, but also an amazing ep. It is called "DECIMATION." I think during my first viewing on the original airing, I did not like this one. I think it was too brutal...but now I see it for what it is and why its needed in the plot. I love this ep. And guess who directs it. Yep!

He is about to do a very bad...but seemingly necessary thing.


Episodes 5,6, and 7 are all great as well. I give them all top scores. And we get a lot of Caesar in these. Which is a good thing. Lots of Kore too. Also a good thing. :)

So what about Gods of the Arena? The mini-series between Seasons 1 and 2. Well, it is almost flawless. Gannicus is my favorite of the Gladiators in the entire series. He is cocky, like a rock star, and still...regardless of broads and booze, he is fighting the good fight. And...yeah...he pays the ultimate price in the end, in my opinion.

What's not to like?

But you can't just watch Spartacus and not talk about the ladies. This show is equal strong men to strong women. As I said, Ilythia is my favorite. But you have to give props to Kore in the last season and Sibyl.

All that being said...no one acts as good as Lucy Lawless on this show. Her character Lucretia is a pivotal player in all but the last season. She delivers many stand-out performances. I feel it is her best work.

I'd go in more detail, but there are a lot of people who have not seen the show. I don't want to spoil it. Just know it is one of my favorites and I will probably re-watch it again in a year or so.


RIP - Andy Whitfield


Write Makes Might!

Kevin James Breaux
www.kevinbreaux.com

Saturday, December 2, 2017

ONE SMOKING HOT FAIRY TAIL FREE ON KINDLE! This weekend!

One Smoking Hot Fairy Tail (The Water Kingdom Book 1)
by Kevin James Breaux
Link: http://a.co/3VHOChe


Hi all,

My award-winning PNR/UF novel, ONE SMOKING HOT FAIRY TAIL is free on Kindle this weekend. Quick! Grab it! And please, review it.

"Kevin Breaux takes no prisoners! This is raw, funny, edgy, unapologetic and highly weird. Buckle up." -Jonathan Maberry, New York Times best-selling author of Patient Zero and Kill Switch.

"I absolutely loved the mythology that Breaux created—placing a creative twist to the fairy tales that we know and love today."-Arely of The Fantastical World of Wonders Book Review Blog

"The story is chock-full of action that involves a ton of paranormal creatures who are all existing in the human world. But threaded within the story are other miniature vignettes in time and from history about how all these characters got to this place." Christi Snow - Author and Book Reviewer

One Smoking Hot Fairy Tail (The Water Kingdom Book 1)
by Kevin James Breaux
Link: http://a.co/3VHOChe


Thanks all!

Write Makes Might!

Kevin James Breaux
www.kevinbreaux.com

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Book Signing Alert Nov.19th 4pm Powell's Beaverton, OR



Hi all,

I will be attending this year's Sci-Fi Authorfest at the Cedar Hill Crossing Powell's. This marks my 3rd time signing books at this event. I'm always very honored to be asked to do this one. I really enjoy the bookstore and its employees.

If you are in the area it starts at 4pm and runs to around 5:30pm. I will be there with copies of: ONE SMOKING HOT FAIRY TAIL, TWO POLLUTED BLACK-HEART ROMANCES and THE LIFEBLOOD OF ILL-FATED WOMEN.

Last year, I nearly signed my entire stock. :)

Hope to see you there.

Write Makes Might!

Kevin James Breaux
www.kevinbreaux.com




Thursday, November 9, 2017

Goodreads Giveaway Live! Sign up now!

Hi all,

Here is the link for the new Goodreads Giveaway for signed copies of my Dark Fantasy novel: THE LIFEBLOOD OF ILL-FATED WOMEN.


Goodreads Book Giveaway

The Lifeblood of Ill-Fated Women by Kevin James Breaux

The Lifeblood of Ill-Fated Women

by Kevin James Breaux

Giveaway ends November 19, 2017.
See the giveaway details at Goodreads.
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Thanks!

Write Makes Might!

Kevin James Breaux