Monday, July 11, 2016

All You Need is Love!

Wow! What an amazing week!

If you follow me on Facebook, you've probably seen my numerous posts of thanks and appreciation for the amount of love The Significant is getting. At the height (so far), it reached #8 in the Lesbian Romance genre and #42 in the Dystopian genre. It was far more than I could have ever hoped for! It's been like a dream come true!

The reviews on The Significant have been beautiful as well! This is the fastest and most positive response I have received on any of my work.

I can't wait to see how it continues!

It has also made me go back to Inside and do some clean-up on it. It's been over 2 years since I last looked at it! After I'm through with that, it's time to go back to the Dimension Guardian series and doing the same (it really needs it!).

Just to update everyone on some upcoming projects. I am hoping to release another book nearing the end of the year under the K.J. Amidon penname. There is also another project already in the works for the Kyra Anderson penname, but I'm gonna keep that under wraps for now, as it will not be out until next year.

Thank you again for all of your support for The Significant. This was the project that I almost abandoned and almost gave up writing all together. But I pushed through, thanks to friends and family, and now I am receiving so much love and support that I could never express my gratitude. Thank you!

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Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Whirl-Wind Trip to Singapore!!

Hello everyone! Long time, no see!!

Perhaps later today or tomorrow, I will post a bit on the amazing response I have been getting for The Significant, but I wanted to update you all on the whirl-wind trip I did to Singapore right before I released The Significant.

I know I went quiet here for a while, and that was because this trip was a little out of the blue, and between working, finishing everything for the new book, and life in general, I had a lot to handle before zipping off to Singapore.

Singapore was never a place I had thought about visiting. When I was living in Japan, I heard about people taking vacations there and how beautiful it was and even saw many of their pictures from their trips. Having been there myself now, I must say it is one of the best cities I have ever been to. I'm not really a fan of big cities (I'm a bit of a country girl, honestly), but Singapore was stunning.

Alongside the Raffles Hotel
The flight over was 16 hours, and Miss I-White-Knuckle-Through-Every-Small-Bump over here was very thankful to get off the plane. Even the airport was stunning. There was art and sculptures and beautiful architectural details everywhere I turned.

Of course, when I stepped outside, the humidity zapped away all energy I had left after a very long plane ride. Now, it has been nearly 4 years since I first landed in Japan, and 3 years since I returned to the U.S. and I had completely forgotten how much I hate humidity (I'm from the desert!) But, once we got to the hotel and I changed into a skirt and less form-fitting clothes, I felt better.

Singapore is not a particularly large city by my standards, and most of what we wanted to see we were able to walk to (if you could duck into shops and such along the way to cool down a little). We stayed at the Carlton, which is right across the street from the historic Raffles Hotel, and is very central to everything in Singapore. According to my phone tracker, we walked about 21 miles through the weekend we were there (46,218 steps!).

Since we mostly did sight-seeing, I'm going to let the pictures do most of the talking!

Singapore Flyer

Marina Bay Sands

Super Trees at Gardens by the Bay

Flower Dome at Gardens by the Bay

Flower Dome at Gardens by the Bay

Flower Dome at Gardens by the Bay

Flower Dome

Flower Dome

Cloud Forest at Gardens by the Bay

Cloud Forest

Cloud Forest

Cloud Forest

Cloud Forest

Cloud Forest

Cloud Forest

Cloud Forest

Cloud Forest

Night Safari, where you see the animals in the dark!

In the SkyPark atop the Marina Bay Sands

Little India

Keith Harding-looking Street Art

Raffles Hotel

Raffles Hotel

Long Bar at Raffles Hotel

Famous Singapore Sling--DELICIOUS!!

The Merlion Park

Merlion Park with the Marina Bay Sands in the distance

Light Show at the Merlion Park

Art in Singapore Airport