Thursday, August 29, 2013

Charlene's Street Team

Street Team

Wow, are we getting things going with my new Street Team. If you haven't heard, check out the new Street Team page on my Author website for details. Join up and reap all the benefits! 

Right now, they're voting on a great name. You can cast yours over at my Facebook Author Page.

New Assistant and Street Team Leader

And I'm proud to introduce my new assistant and Street Team Leader, Nicole Merideth. Nicci is one fabulous fireball and an avid reader! She'll be joining me here at Charlene Blogs, blogging about everything romance, love, and her latest heart throbs. *wink*

More later, but you can keep a closer watch on my Facebook Author Page. See  you there!

Until next time, may your dreams be magical.


Saturday, August 24, 2013

Carlsbad Caverns ~ Aumelan In The Real World

I don't keep quiet about my love for my Aumelan series. It's the most epic story I've worked on. From vast caverns of the World Beneath the Rock to Sun City and it's futuristic life-style to The Waters of Tiger Rod to Terrace Well's secrets, this series takes in a wide spectrum of research and soul. But by far, my favorite location in the series is Aumelan. The beauty of the landscape with its sculpted capped heavens is simply amazing. 

So when I had the chance to visit Carlsbad Caverns, I threw up my arms and did a Snoopy dance. (Imagine that. It's harder to do than you think!)

Thanks for joining me in my trip out west. It was a fantastic venture and something I'll enjoy for many years to come!

Until next time, may your dreams be magical.  


Friday, August 23, 2013

Grand Canyon ~ The Rustic Setting To Kingdom, Rise

During our trip out west, we were able to spend some time taking in some true wonders. I'd never seen the Grand Canyon and excited to finally get to go there. Pictures don't do it justice. It's a big wow!

I'll let you in on a little tid-bit. You all know I'm working on my Aumelan series that takes in the caverns of the World Beneath the Rock. But as Chad leaves his underground home to find answers, his search takes him to Terrace Well. This is in the fourth book, so I'm giving you big insight here. *wink*  Terrace Well looks much like the Grand Canyon. I was great to view first hand a setting for this book called Kingdom, Rise.

A few more photos can be found on my Facebook Fan page.

That's it for now. Tomorrow,  we'll venture deep into Carlsbad Caverns, the beautiful setting to Aumelan and World Beneath the Rock, books one and two of the Aumelan series. See you then!

Until next time, may your dreams be magical.  


Thursday, August 22, 2013

RNC Pics And Book Expo Contest Winner!

The trip to the Romance Novel Convention in Las Vegas was outstanding! And I have pics to share! Many more are posted on my Facebook Fan page if you’d like to have a look. *smile*

We stayed at the Golden Nugget where the conference was held and met several authors I’ve worked with online along with great new friends from around the world. Classes were great, parties were funtastic, and the Book Expo was filled with energy. So wonderful to meet readers one-on-one.

During the Book Expo I took entries for a Transformation of Anna T-shirt. I was going to wait until the 31st to draw a winner but had so many entries I couldn't wait! So...

Announcing the winner of the Book Expo Transformation of Anna t-shirt!

Alison Rush

Congratulations, Alison!  Your t-shirt is in the mail.

I'll be giving you another chance to win one of these fabulous t-shirts soon, so stay updated!

Meet my new Aussie friends Maggie and Janele!

All set up at the Book Expo

Casanova Suitor Michael wore my Transformation of Anna t-shirt!

Had so much fun chatting with the readers

Meet Deanna Jewel, a Ravencraft Romance Realm sister!

Meet Sharon Hamilton, another Ravencraft Romance Realm sister!

And yet another Ravencraft sister, Rachel Van Dyken!

Surrounded by the Casanova Suitors...Whew! *big, big smile*

I have to leave a note of thanks to mega model Jimmy Thomas, the Golden Nugget hotel staff, and all the volunteers  for working hard to make this conference a success. They went out of their way to make us feel welcome.

Tomorrow I’ll share some of our sights as we left Vegas and headed to the Grand Canyon! See you then!

Until next time, may your dreams be magical.


Saturday, August 3, 2013

A New Contract, New Release Coming, And Why In The World Haven't I Been Here?

Have I been falling behind or what? It's been quite a while since I've posted. Things have been a bit crazy, but I want to take a minute and let you know what's going on. I shared most of this in my August newsletter, but had to share it here too. *big smile*

Great news!!

One for Kami is now under contract with Astraea Press. They loved Kami's little story and wanted to see more. So, I've added scenes, sharing Ian's side of things and bringing dimension Two-Eight-Five to life! It's an amazing dimension with fun new ideas and gadgets we've never seen here in Three-Two-Three. *wink*  That's right, our world is on the universal list of realms available for inter-dimensional travel. *big smile*

Not only do they want it, they want a series from it! I'll keep you updated on the happenings and let you know when the new One for Kami will be available!


A lot of changes are being made concerning the Chronicles of Shilo Manor. The series is growing behind the scenes and it's become apparent that "Chronicles of Shilo Manor" just isn't going to cover where it's all going. So, to help with the books that are going to be coming out, the overall series is going to be tied to this emblem:

If you see the Arched Spectrum of Realms logo on one of my books, you know it's part of an exciting overall arch!  The sub-series included in ASR will be named after the dimension/world they take place in.  As such, Cornerstone Deep and Cornerstone Deep Echoes will be...that's right, in the Cornerstone Deep series. *smile* 

Book one will have it's own name too.  I've considered several titles for this book, and as I got frustrated in which to choose, my dear friend and critique partner, J.D. Brown, suggested I call it what I had originally called it when I first wrote the book so long ago.  A bell rang in my mind and I had to smile.  I've always loved the original title.  

So, I'm proud to reveal the new cover and announce the new title for Cornerstone Deep book one, the Transformation of Anna...

For centuries, Cole Shilo has harvested the homeless, wiped their memories, and delivered them as servants to the nobles of Cornerstone Deep.  When Cole is sent to harvest a second-class woman who has broken curfew, he expects no different.  But Anna Sinclair’s soul calls out to him.  Soul mates aren’t possible on Cornerstone Deep.

Are they?

"My life is a mirage of endless time.
But you engulf me, rivet my mind,
encompass my soul."

The Transformation of Anna is set to release September 2013.  I'm setting up a Pre-Order page for those who want to get a jump on the crowd.  All pre-ordered copies will be signed by the author and you will be entered into a drawing to win a Transformation of Anna t-shirt!  These are so cool!

Well, that's it for now.  But I'm heading to Las Vegas for the Romance Novel convention and will be posting all the fun from there. *huge smile!*

Until next time, may your dreams be magical.


Extra! Extra! August 2013 Newsletter Out!

* Updates * Giveaways * Appearances * Events * News *

Another month has passed and that means it's time for another Charlene A. Wilson and Highlighted Author Updates Newsletter!  Those of you who've signed up to receive them already should have them in your trusty Inboxes. *smile*  If you haven't signed up for them yet, I invite you to subscribe now.  The sign up form is right in my sidebar there.

You're welcome to 
and enjoy.

* Updates * Giveaways * Appearances * Events * News *

Until next time, may your dreams be magical.