Thursday, December 02, 2010

Thursday Thirteen With Sandy Lender

This post is part of the Virtual Book Tour for What Choices We Made, Volume II-- an awesome collection of short stories. Any comments left on this blog will be entered into a drawing for an autographed copy of What Choices We Made, Volume I. You can also follow her tour by clicking on the banner below.



I invited Sandy to tell us thirteen of her favorite things. So here, in no particular order, are Thirteen Favorites of Sandy Lender.

1. Petri, my companion parrot


2. Chocolate (all forms including white, but not with marshmallows inside)


3. Dragons


4. Fan mail (although it's a wee bit frightening when they're threatening concerning the release of Book III)


5. Swords


6. The second amendment


7. Duran Duran (their next album "All You Need is Now" is being released on iTunes Dec. 21st, in stores in February--I HIGHLY recommend it)


8. Writing by candlelight


9. The way Nigel Taiman steals Amanda Chariss's hair ribbons when he sees them laying around
10. Writing on the beach


11. Sea turtles! (I have sea turtle patrol during nesting season down here on the Gulf Coast of Florida)


12. Sci-fi/fantasy conventions where I get to speak AND dress up like a fan


13. Living in Onweald with my characters when I'm writing...


Welcome to a world of dragons, magic, sword and sorcery.

Dive into the legends that make up the history of the Choices series from established fantasy author Sandy Lender. Both new and familiar characters will enchant you. From families in peril to youth in scrapes, the men and monsters who shaped Onweald politics left epic tales in their wake for you.

As a special treat for Choices readers, this volume includes the love story of Ella and Rohne. She’s a general’s daughter with modern ideas about growing old at her father’s side. He’s a moody old god who’s used to getting His way. When they clash, she elects to run away with one of His guards. Catching the fugitives would be easier if the evil Julette’s minions weren’t crashing the party with her poisonous plans.

A stand-alone novella that newcomers to the series can enjoy, "The Influential Love Story of Ella and Rohne" offers suspense, horror, action, fantasy, and a sweet romance when an opinionated young lady faces her future—and a feisty god.

14 comments:

Sandy Lender said...

Hi there, Judy!
I should also list a fave: Fabulous tour hosts who post schtuff about my books. ;)
Thank you for celebrating "What Choices We Made, Vol II" with me today. I look forward to the funky comments we'll get...

From Sandy Lender
"Some days, you just want the dragon to win."

Virginia said...

I totally second your number two. LOL

But dragons are very cool too. I wish you the best of luck. :)

Best Wishes
Virginia Cavanaugh

I am Harriet said...

Sounds really intriguing.Especially the dragons.


Have a great Thursday!
http://harrietandfriends.com/2010/12/13-great-snowman-buttons-for-lafawnda/

Sandy Lender said...

Virginia,
Dragons ARE cool--I agree--but I don't think they'd be very palatable like my second item on the list. (In the event a literate one crosses my path, I'd like to state, for the record, I do not condone anyone checking on their palatability.)
;)
From Sandy Lender
"Some days, you just want the dragon to win."

Sandy Lender said...

Harriet,
Thanks for reading! I wasn't sure if anyone would find my 13 fave items of interest...we writers can be a bit on the "fringe," if you catch my Tokyo drift.

From Sandy Lender
"Some days, you just want the dragon to win."

Alice Audrey said...

I've never tried writing by candle light. That's a good idea.

Marble G. Pig said...

Hello Sandy.

You already know I agree with the first thing on your list. Since reading your books and discovering the fantasy genre, I'd have to add dragons to my list, too. Keep it coming.

Alica Propst

Marble G. Pig said...

Hello Sandy.

You already know I agree with the first thing on your list. Since reading your books and discovering the fantasy genre, I'd have to add dragons to my list, too. Keep it coming.

Alica Propst

Marble G. Pig said...

Hello Sandy.

You already know I agree with the first thing on your list. Since reading your books and discovering the fantasy genre, I'd have to add dragons to my list, too. Keep it coming.

Alica Propst

Julia Smith said...

Judy - To answer your question in my comments, Andromeda is playing in Canada on Showcase Action. Not sure if it's anywhere else, currently. But it's definitely in box set DVD format.

Hi Sandy - enjoyed your list of faves. Dragons and swords make me weak with delight.

Forgetfulone said...

Sounds awesome! (the book) Loved the 13 favorites. I can go for some chocolate, too! And sea turtles are so cute.

{S.T.U.F.F.} said...

CHOCOLATE!

A woman after my stomach!

{S.T.U.F.F.}
*************

Bratty said...

That looks like a real sword! Wow. Can you lift it? It looks heavy. You must have writerly arms of steel to heft that thing!

Lynn said...

Heck yeah, Second Amendment!