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Peonies (photo from Pacific Horticulture, https://www.pacifichorticulture.org/articles/peonies-delight-us-anew/)

As you all know, I started writing Scents of War in January of 2017! The journey has been long but I have learned so much along the way and am looking forward to the journey ahead of me, of us. Because now you can join me and not just by hearing updates about my current project but you can read my Debut Novel and leave honest reviews on the retailer’s sites. I’m looking forward to reading what you write! But more importantly, I hope you enjoy my story as much as I enjoyed writing it!

You can start breathing in the fragrances of Scents of War ebook via Barnes & Noble, Apple, Kobo, Thalia (Germany), Angus & Robertson (Australia), and Vivlio (France)! Amazon, OverDrive, and Hoopla are still publishing and I will let you know as soon as they publish my ebook. I hope it will be available by next week, maybe even the weekend.

I hope you’ll forgive me for the disjointed publishing. The reason I went with a publishing date that didn’t allow for all the retailers to get on board beforehand was because I wanted to get a jump on editing book 2 of the Fragrant Trilogy. And I wanted book 1 to be published or nearly published without any more work on my part before the end of the month so I can just focus on the next part of the story. It just so happens that NaNoWriMo is next month! I anticipate getting a ton of work done on the next book and hope to publish it within the year. Book 2 is written but it still needs a lot of editing and since I just read Scents of War while preparing to publish it, the story is fresh in my mind and I hope that will help speed up the editing process of Scents of Exile.

As for the paperback of Scents of War, I went over the print proof this morning and found a couple things I need to change so that will be delayed as well but hopefully in the next week or two the print should be available. I do not anticipate any more changes and hope the paperback looks just as great as it did when Hatteras printed it.

I’ve learned so much about self-publishing these last couple of weeks. I learned more by just doing it than I did by researching how to do it. There are things I would have done differently but for the most part I’m happy with the results. One thing that surprised me the most was the difference between publishing an eBook versus a paperback. Did you know that self-published authors have significantly higher royalties for their eBooks compared to their paperbacks even though their eBooks cost less than the paperbacks? I would have thought it was the other way around. But of course, I’m happy to provide both options for my readers because I just want to share my stories with you.

Without further ado, go pick up your copy of Scents of War and dive into the many layers of the story!

P.S. Did you know that there are 10 categories of smell? I’ve created an acronym for them in the word:


FlowersFragrant: smell location (knowing where to find something/someone: Peonies, daisies, violets, etc.)
ResinousWoody/Resinous: controls emotions (frankincense—anxiety) Blackthorn can cause pain when touched. (oakmoss-Dana’s storms-anger) (Maple-confidence, Lavendar-calm)
Apples (non-citrus)Non-citrus/fruity: brewing smells for healing (orinberries, etc.)
Gross (Sickening)Sickening: empathy (Decay, Vomit, etc.)
Rotten (Sharp/pungent)Sharp/Pungent: knowledge from outside one’s self (linked to knowing what someone else knows . . .prophecies . . .) (garlic, onion, rotten, sour/tart)
Aromatic (sweet-smelling aroma)Sweet: smell thoughts/mind control (Cocoa, honey, maple, coconut, vanilla)
NuttyNutty/Buttery: ability to guide an arrow for instance, transport something (Almond, Cashew, Peanut, Walnut, Peacan, Butter)
CitrusLemon/Citrus: Force field projection (neroli incense, Grapefruit, Lemongrass, Orange, Pineapple)
Ethanol (fermented juice/wine)Chemical: Agility-fighting skills, jumping, etc. (Vinegar, Coal, Skunk, ethel, sulfur, gas, metallic, blood)
SpearmintMinty/Peppermint: Cleanliness—cleans stuff (Peppermint, Wormwood, Lilac, Juniper)

What’s your favorite scent?


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