Rose City Comic Con – 2017

Earlier this year I attended what has quickly become a tradition, exploring the fun world of Rose City Comic Con. The event, held once a year in Portland, was an exciting event of spending time with good friends and meeting the stars.

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The show began with a Q&A session with James and Oliver Phelps, most famous for portraying the Weasley brothers from Harry Potter. Together they charmed the audience with their memories from the set and their favorite scenes to shoot from the magical wizarding world.

 

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We also, much to the delight of many members of the group, got to visit with several members from the cast of Star Trek. Those we met included, Brent Spiner, (Data) and John De Lancie (Q) from Star Trek: The Next Generation.

 

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And the original captain of the Enterprise himself, William Shanter, who apparently, in addition to leading perilous journeys where no one has gone before, also proceeded to describe in great/excessive detail how he recently managed to breed his female doberman.

 

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I also had a fun chance to meet Rose McIver, the main actress from iZombie who was exceptionally nice with her wonderful New Zeland accent.

 

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And my friend got to meet his spirit animal, Squidward from SpongeBob SquarePants.

 

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Also got to meet Weird Al, who was both fun in his stories and gracious in person. And in case anyone is wondering, yes he brought his accordion.

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I enjoyed visiting with my long-time friend and amazing fantasy author, EA Channon. Author of the Flesh of the Blood series, Channon and I met a few years back in New Orleans at the Vampire Lestat Ball where we have both been featured authors over the years. It was fun getting to chat and visit with him throughout the con. And I attend a panel where he presented on writing techniques for aspiring authors.

 

 

And of course, my favorite portion of any Comic Con…watching the cosplay!

 

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Overall we had a wonderful at the convention!

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San Diego Comic Con

A few months ago, I had the amazing opportunity to attend San Diego Comic Con (SDCC). This was an incredible event and I had an amazing time attending!

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SDCC began with a flight down to one of my favorite cities and I was able to spend a few hours writing on the beach before the event officially began.

The first day of SDCC began with an evening entrance. I was very grateful to have had my tickets provided by Dabel Brothers Publishing who were there promoting their recent publications of Sherrilyn Kenyon graphic novels, along with other numerous additional publications.

 

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Guided by my personal assistant, Gladys, who arranged for me to attend the event, I spent the first day walking around the con, seeing some fun sights which included having a picture taken from a set of the upcoming Star Wars Episode VIII.

 

Walking through the Star Wars and Marvel model section of the con.

 

Sitting in the captain’s chairs from Star Trek.

 

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And of course, my favorite part, viewing the incredible cosplay which also comes with a comic con event!

 

For those who have never been, SDCC is one of the largest with a reported 130,000 people in attendance over the extended weekend. Events span beyond the conference center to multiple hotels along the marina.

 

 

Exhibits, cosplay, and super-hero themed drink and food specials fill the entire area for the entirety of the events and there is always something fun to experience.

 

The next day was spent between exploring further and standing in line for Hall H, which is the largest room in the conference center. Inside are held some of the biggest events and speakers. In order to get into Hall H, one has to acquire a wrist band, which are handed out to those in line the night before events. These lines generally begin days in advance, with people camping out in order to secure entry to see their favorite stars and panels. Though we did not stay overnight at the venue, we stood in line approximately 13 hours in order to acquire our bands and then were back in line the next morning by 5am.

 

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The wait was completely worthwhile! The panels we attend:

Fear the Walking Dead & The Walking Dead:

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Game of Thrones:

 

As a huge fan of both Game of Thrones and The Walking Dead, it was an incredible experience and I loved getting to listen to the speakers and panelists talking about the shows.

The last day I managed to attend a couple of panels. One on YA fantasy and another on writing dystopian novels and then had a fun time visiting with the always amazing Christopher Rice.

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For those unfamiliar with Christopher’s work, his newest novel co-written by Anne Rice, Ramses the Damned: The Passion of Cleopatra, will be released later this month. He was kind enough to sign a copy for me and is a novel I would highly recommend!

 

I also had the incredible opportunity to meet Sherrilyn Kenyon who was kind and generous with her time. I must admit to be a touch star-struck to meet her and she could not have been kinder.

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Overall SDCC was an incredible experience for which I am very grateful to have had the opportunity to attend!

 

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Beware the Silver Rose #DarkFantasy #GothicRomance @kl_bone #Giveaway

Silver Rose Blog Tour & Giveaway!

Sexy Romance Novels

 
  Title: Silver Rose
Series: The Black Rose Guard Series #5
By: K.L. Bone
Publication Date: August 17, 2017
Genre: Dark Fantasy/Gothic Romance
Cover Designer: Skyla Dawn Cameron
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History called it the shimmering court. A palace of glass upon the water surrounded by silver roses. For a millennia it stood as a symbol of power and stability within the immortal realms.

In a single night, it washed away in a sea of blood.

Six hundred years ago, Mara, the immortal Captain of the Black Rose Guard, led her knights to their greatest victory: the annihilation of the Muir Court. For avenging a fallen princess, she was hailed a hero. Yet for Mara, the mirror reflected only a killer.

Haunted by the slaughter carried out in the name of honor and duty, Mara hoped she had fought her last battle. But when knights of the Arum Court murdered…

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Silver Rose – Book Release!

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Silver Rose, Book V in the bestselling Black Rose Guard series, now available!

Cover Design by: Skyla Dawn Cameron

Featuring map illustrated by: Raven Quinn

 

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History called it the shimmering court. A palace of glass upon the water surrounded by silver roses. For a millennia it stood as a symbol of power and stability within the immortal realms. 

In a single night, it washed away in a sea of blood.

Six hundred years ago, Mara, the immortal Captain of the Black Rose Guard, led her knights to their greatest victory: the annihilation of the Muir Court. For avenging a fallen princess, she was hailed a hero. Yet for Mara, the mirror reflected only a killer.

Haunted by the slaughter carried out in the name of honor and duty, Mara hoped she had fought her last battle. But when knights of the Arum Court murdered her sub-captain, hope shattered and the blood roses began to bloom.

Determined to avenge her fallen comrade and save the young woman for whom the long-dormant roses have awakened, Mara dons her ancient Arius blade, and prepares to once again lead her men into a fight from which they may never return.

All the while, her enemies prepare to exploit her greatest weakness: the life of her only love, Edward. Deep in the heart of the Arum Court, King Mathew hoards secrets of his own as a voice whispers through the shadows: Beware the Silver Rose.

Available at the following links: 
Kindle & Paperback: http://a.co/4kYEyh9
 
*Audio formats, coming soon!*

 

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Silver Rose – Cover Reveal

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The Black Rose Guard Book V: Silver Rose

August 17, 2017

Cover design by: Skyla Dawn Cameron

 

History called it the shimmering court. A palace of glass upon the water surrounded by silver roses. For a millennia it stood as a symbol of power and stability within the immortal realms. 

In a single night, it washed away in a sea of blood.

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Six hundred years ago, Mara, the immortal Captain of the Black Rose Guard, led her knights to their greatest victory: the annihilation of the Muir Court. For avenging a fallen princess, she was hailed a hero. Yet for Mara, the mirror reflected only a killer.

Haunted by the slaughter carried out in the name of honor and duty, Mara hoped she had fought her last battle. But when knights of the Arum Court murdered her sub-captain, hope shattered and the blood roses began to bloom.

Determined to avenge her fallen comrade and save the young woman for whom the long-dormant roses have awakened, Mara dons her ancient Arius blade, and prepares to once again lead her men into a fight from which they may never return.

All the while, her enemies prepare to exploit her greatest weakness: the life of her only love, Edward. Deep in the heart of the Arum Court, King Mathew hoards secrets of his own as a voice whispers through the shadows: Beware the Silver Rose.

Featuring Map by Raven Quinn!

Kindle pre-order: http://a.co/4kYEyh9

Goodreads: https://goo.gl/cr8NTc 

Additional formats coming soon!

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Hawaiian Luaus to California Dreams

This has been an incredibly busy spring consisting of several trips, book releases and exciting news to come.

Events began in April with a trip down to San Diego, California for the Pacific Cultural Association/American Cultural Association national conference where I was a presenter on a panel concerning the works of bestselling novelist Anne Rice.

 

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Along with three other presenters, we discussed the nature of Rice’s work on the field of gothic literature and the evolution of the vampiric figure in contemporary novels. The panel was an enthusiastic group of scholars from all over the world; Romania, England and Ireland, just to name a few places. The panel created a lively discussion on not only Rice’s work, but the vampiric figure. While we may not agree on all aspects of literature, we did come to one conclusion, Rice’s work has had a profound and last influence upon the gothic field.

The conference itself was an amazing event. It showcased a wide variety of topics, running multiple panels on a multitude of subjects dealing with popular and American culture. When I was not engaged with the vampire panel, I also attended several presentations on Tolkien, mythology, film, television, creative writing, and children’s literature.

 

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In addition to the conference, I also had an opportunity to spend a wonderful afternoon visiting with dear friends and fellow artists, including the always amazing Becket, author of the Key the Steampunk Vampire Girl series, his incredible wife Christina, and artist-extraordinaire Raven Quinn, the illustrator for the map in both my Black Rose Guard and Rise of the Temple Gods series.

 

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We had a fun afternoon visiting and discussing upcoming projects, and testing different flavors of ice cream on what turned out to be a beautiful sunny afternoon.

 

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I was also fortunate enough to have my brother accompany me on the California trip, so we took  day off to have some fun visiting some both theme parks and vineyards in the Temecula Valley.

 

 

In addition, I also had the opportunity to meet one of my narrators, Cassandra Richardson, in person. We have worked on multiple audiobook projects together, including all three of the books in the Rise of the Temple Gods series, the recently released Shadow of the Rose, and the upcoming audiobook version of my science-fiction novel, Indoctrination. It was wonderful to meet her in person and I cannot recommend her amazing talent enough!

 

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In June, I took a vacation trip to Hawaii, a gift from both of my grandmother’s for my birthday. Though it was my second time visiting the islands, the pervious trip had been nearly a decade before.

 

 

My grandmothers, who visit the islands almost ever year, graciously showed me around, taking me on a road trip to see the important sights, namely the Pearl Harbor and the U.S.S Arizona. While I had been to this site previously, it was no less a humbling and beautiful memorial.

 

 

The rest of the trip consisted of stunning beaches, a look into Polynesian Culture, and a trip to the Dole factory for Pineapple Whips!

 

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And course, as always, we visited the Hard Rock Cafe.

 

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For those unaware, I am an avid pin collector and visit the cafes everywhere I go.

Both trips were incredible experiences, and I had an amazing time.

Next week, I will be traveling to San Diego Comic Con! I am very excited to be attending, and will be posting about the trip upon my return!

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Shadow of the Rose – Book Release!

Shadow of the Rose

Book IV in the bestselling Black Rose Guard dark fantasy series.

Featuring map by artist Raven Quinn! 

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“Exceptional and peerless! Black Rose is a brilliant page-turner that I would recommend to any avid reader of dark fantasy and romance.” – Becket, Bestselling author of The Blood Vivicanti

If you stay with the Lorcan Guard, you will honor your original vow, it is true. But you shall remain forever a shadow of the rose…

For as long as she could remember, Sarah had wanted to be a knight. One fated evening, a man with dark eyes appeared at her mother’s modest inn, and told her a story of love, loss, loyalty, honor, and a life of which Sarah had only dreamed.

Devastated when the man is condemned to the dungeons by her own father, Sarah was told she would never see him again. She safeguarded his story, and secrets, resigned to them forever being the treasures of her imagination. More than twenty years later, he reappears, offering Sarah an opportunity beyond her wildest dreams.

A half-mortal, illegitimate child of a lesser court, Sarah’s struggle only begins with leaving all she has known. Her hope for a better future, amid the prejudice of those who look down upon her tainted blood, is maintained by a blossoming love, and being personally trained by the court’s captains.

An unexpected turn of events gives Sarah an opportunity to change her fate—a position of leadership in the Black Rose Guard. But to accept will mean abandoning both the man she has come to love, and her vow to Captain Edward.

Loyalty and desire clash in one woman’s quest to find her place in the immortal guard.

Kindle: https://goo.gl/NzKsEv

Nook: https://goo.gl/q2v2PC

iBooks: https://goo.gl/S48ThV

Kobo:  https://goo.gl/1w2GKL

Paperback (B&W map): https://goo.gl/Zb1yRV

Paperback (Color map): https://goo.gl/j7awVV

Audible: https://www.audible.com/pd/Romance/Shadow-of-the-Rose-Audiobook/B073WLB186?qid=1500407037&sr=1-7 

iTunes: Coming soon!

 

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