In June, we celebrated my youngest daughter's 10th birthday and attended ConCarolinas, where we sat behind George R.R. Martin during opening ceremonies (not that he knew we were sitting behind him, we're not pals or anything, we just breathed the same air). I also worked as social media assistant for ConTemporal. You can see some of the photos in my gallery. In July, we celebrated my oldest daughter's 14th birthday.
While we took the summer off from homeschooling, I made a lot of jewelry. Nothing terribly exciting, just used up some of the odds and ends cluttering my studio. I started a new character in Skyrim, a Breton conjurer named Fleuri
My first novel STELLARNET REBEL http://www.stellarnetseries.com/ won the Galaxy Award for Best Non-Traditional Romance of 2012. http://sfrgalaxyawards.blogspot.com/2013/01/sfr-galaxy-awards-2013-round-seven-by.html
From the award website: "Stellarnet Rebel covers a lot of science fiction ground, but what really makes it unique is the non-traditional romance... The author layers interesting social commentary about romance, marriage, and family through the lens of an alien culture. The experience prompted me to question my assumptions about how we define romance both in this subgenre and also in real life. In that regard, Stellarnet Rebel stim
Great news! My new book STELLARNET PRINCE was rated "5 STARS" on the Tome Tender review blog http://tometender.blogspot.com/2012/11/stellarnet-prince-by-j-l-hilton-book-2.html "Stellarnet Prince is a highly complex and detailed story line... The vivid details and magnificent world created by J. L. Hilton brought life to this new exotic tumultuous world. In the end, I was swept away into a wonderful story."
Enter to win a copy: http://jlhilton.com/giveaways/ It's also available for pre-order on Amazon http://amzn.com/B0092MTI9Q B&N http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/stellarnet-prince-jl-hilton/1112682886 the publisher's website http://ebooks.car
My first novel, Stellarnet Rebel, was just announced as a finalist in the EPIC eBook Awards science fiction category! http://epicorg.com/competitions/2013-ebook-award-finalists.html I'm so excited!
To celebrate the award, Halloween, and to kick off the release of my next book, Stellarnet Prince, I'm giving away a "r'naw eye necklace" designed and handmade by Gypsy Moon Art Studio, as well as digital copies (pdf or epub) of both books in the Stellarnet Series.
Check out these links for more info about the books, the tarot cards, and giveaways.
Win a creepy eye necklace! http://chrisbwritin.blogspot.com/2012/10/stellarnet-t
STELLARNET PRINCE, the next book in the Stellarnet Series published by Carina Press, will be out in November. I'll be doing a blog tour http://www.JLHilton.com/ to promote it, and I'm really excited about the questions, posts, free giveaways and interesting topics coming up for that -- everything from tarot cards to recipes to character interviews to "r'naw eye" jewelry! What's a r'naw? It's a r'nawesome monster that gets punched in the eyeballs and its brain melted by bioelectricity. Read the books!
Check out the website for more info, excerpts, etc, from the books: http://www.stellarnetseries.com/
STELLARNET PRINCE is already available on