Wednesday

Poetry Styles

There is no one right way to express yourself and your emotions so poetry is constantly evolving. Poetical Reactions focused on the most traditional styles, but I got to utilize some new, fun styles in Poetical Alphabet.

 Below is a list of some of my favorite finds you might not have heard of yet.

Chant

A poem than uses repetitive lines to form a chant.  (More methodical than a refrain. It is often repeated every line or every other line.)

Echo and Loop

A poem where the last word or syllable in a line is repeated or echoed underneath in the next line. If you restrict it to a 4-lined stanza and make the rhyme scheme abcb, it is called a loop poem. 

Erasure

A poem that’s created by erasing portions of an existing poem/story/speech (variation of a found poem).

Fibonacci

A 6-lined poem with the following syllable count (1,1, 2, 3, 5, 8).

Lune

A 13-syllable poem that has 5 syllables in the first line, 3 syllables in the second line and 5 syllable in the final line.  A variation of the poem uses words instead of syllables (3, 5, 3).

Monorhyme

A poem where the end words of each line rhyme together.

Palindrome

A poem that can be read backwards and forward. (For Example: race car.) It can be done letter by letter, but also with words.

Tanka, Somonka

A 5-lined, thirty-one-syllable poem broken down into the following pattern: 5, 7, 5, 7, 7.  Note: This form started out as a single line of poetry, so you can write it that way as well. Also, if you combine two tankas (like two letters talking to each other), then it is called a somonka.

Terza Rima

A group of tercets united by using the second line to rhyme with the first and third lines of the following tercet so the rhyme scheme looks like: aba, bcb, cdc, ded, etc. 

For examples and even more styles, you can check out the following sites: poets.org, poetryfoundation.org, shadowpoetry.com, writersdigest.com (http://www.writersdigest.com/whats-new/list-of-50-poetic-forms-for-poets), etc. Enjoy! 

New Cinderella Connection Story

I was going to be done with the Cinderella Connection, but then I realized there was one more story that needed to be told...her mother's. She was smart, loyal, and brave, helping the 12 dancing princess find rest at last.

  Available for Pre-order on Amazon.

Monday

Cinderlla Series

Behold!
My Cinderella Series is complete. 
Cinderella shares her tale in Cursed Corsets, but that is only part of the tale. Learn more about her step-mother in Little Red Anthology, and her father in Duck's Tale.
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They weren't fairy tales. They were my life!
A collection of folk and fairy tales from "Little Red's" point of view.


Available through the newsletter sign-up and Amazon.

Donald waddles like a duck and swims like a duck, but talks like a gentlemen...thanks to the Little Red Hen. Her lesson helped him become the man he was supposed to be and woo the love of his life.




After the loss of her mother, Isabella found comfort in her father, dance, and her new step-family. However, those were all taken away from her by cursed corsets. 

Tuesday

Little Red Anthology - Live May 2nd

I've re-stylized my Autobiography into an Anthology.
This one.
Long live Little Red and the collection of folk and fairy tales from her point of view. 


Friday

Narrated Picture Books

Picture books are awesome!!  But some of the most intriguing features about e-book picture books are their narration and animation possibilities. I have finally found a way to add narration to my Kindle books. Converting Monster Nights into a Read-To-Me book was my first experiment. The "Kindle Interactive" version goes live April 1st but is available for pre-order now. 



Monday

Pele - Beyond Amazon

Pele has expanded! 


Available now on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Kobo, Inktera, itunes
From the moment Lono saw Pele, he was struck by her unique beauty. As her priest, he shouldn’t desire anything more than an opportunity to cleanse her sins and return her to her family. But every interaction leaves him wanting more.
Pele has no clear memory of her family or what brought her to the refuge, but Hala’api has his own theory. From the moment the chief met Lono’s mysterious guest, he knew she was more than just a pretty face. She had power. She had fire. And she was destined to be his.
As Pele determines her future, past mistakes return to haunt her. Ones that could not only destroy her, but the island as well.
An Ancient Hawaiian clean romance.

A Timely Romance

A Timely Romance is finally here (Just in time for Valentine's Day!)

Currently, it is just being offered through Amazon, but I'll eventually expand it.







When a song magically transports Rebecca, a young, grieving widow, to the Middle Ages, she is astonished to be reunited with her husband. But his first words reveal a cruel irony. Trapped with no money, no food, and her husband's doppelganger, she must find a way to get back home. Which is even harder to do when Vikings are on the prowl and leaving might mean saying goodbye to her heart again.