About the book...

Mother Earth creates an army of paranormal super-beings known as The Gemini. They will try everything to wipe out humanity- plagues, disasters, cancer.

Oliver Weldon, oil tycoon, is recruited by the Mother and becomes a lead Gemini. Renamed Onyx, his duty is to completely destroy the human race.

The Gemini, a powerful rising force, proceeds to systematically decimate towns, cities, states… and eventually, the world.

Amidst the chaos, a forbidden relationship between a girl, Violette, and Onyx, begins. He will wrestle between his new found conscience and his duty to the Mother.

They find themselves in the middle of a revolutionary war that will either save, or destroy human kind.

Friday, May 3, 2013


Guest Post by author Brae Wyckoff

How do you get your name out there?

Let me introduce myself to give you an idea of who I am and my merit on this subject. Hello, I’m Brae Wyckoff, internationally acclaimed author of The Horn King Series. My debut novel, The Orb of Truth, hit Amazon in November of 2012. It has since been voted #1 in several categories:

Voted #1 Best Fantasy Book Under the Radar!
Voted #1 Best Christian Sci-Fi/Fantasy Book!
Voted #1 Best Indie Fantasy Book!
Voted #1 Best World Building!
Voted #1 Epic Fantasy Worth Your Time!
Voted #1 Awesome Action!
Voted #1 Best Supporting Characters!
Voted #1 Fantasy Book Everyone Should Read!

Not bad…how did this happen? How did I get my name and my book out there to achieve this? Read on…

Writing your book is the easy part. This statement will ring true once you have published your first book and you try to get the word out to everyone. Family and friends will rally behind you and buy your novel but what about the rest of the 6 billion people in the world. Okay, let’s narrow it down to the USA only…that leaves over 300 million people who don’t know anything about you and your book.

What is an author to do?

Do you find a publisher? Good luck. They are not taking any newbies. If you do get a publisher, you are still in the same boat. You still have to market your work.

Do you find an agent? Good luck. They are also not taking any newbies. You are your best agent and marketer.

How do I market my book then? In the world of social media, things are getting much easier to share your work, but it is still like shouting to someone you know to get their attention at the Superbowl when the team just scored a touchdown…they won’t hear you. You will need help…you will need a chain reaction…you will need to connect the spheres of influence that you have.

Ever hear of a Social Media PR Manager? No? Don’t worry, I didn’t either…

Facebook in North America only has over 180 million users. Globally it is over 800 million users. That is quite a number. I signed up for FB back in 2004 when it was still new and I have seen every change to our timelines and have stopped grumbling about it. I won’t bite the hand that feeds me.

FB is your friend and in this vast world you will find the people to connect you and your work. I found my PR Manager or rather she found me. Aileen Aroma (https://www.facebook.com/aileen.aroma.1 friend her on FB…smart move for all authors and smart for readers) will champion your work. She can promote like no other and she has the contacts and resources to help you. Do you see where this is going? You connect with Aileen, she connects with her contacts, and then those contacts connect further and so on. It is BRILLIANT!

Authors, invest in Aileen and she will invest in you. This requires formalizing a plan with her and working it together to build your fan base.

What can Aileen do to help me?

Good question.

1.       She will bolster your fan base and readers by pushing your author page and getting you much needed LIKES.

2.       She can create an Official Fan Page for you and post content to it daily.

3.       She can create an event on FB and have other authors donate their books to help generate a buzz with the focus on you. (This can be a magical time in your life and really help push your work)

4.       She can create a Street Team. A what? Yes, you heard me correctly…a FB Street Team that will pound the internet airwaves and plaster your links on all their pages, their blogs, and promote the crap out of your work and who you are to the public. This is something that needs to be well maintained and managed and this is where Aileen shines brightly.

5.       She can also help with other social media endeavors. Heard of Twitter? What about Google+? Oh, and don’t forget about Goodreads (now owned by Amazon). All of these platforms have huge merit on there own but once you start linking it all together then it can be a powerful tool to let the world know who you are.

Aileen Aroma has been working with me since February and since then I have seen sales increase, not just in the USA, but around the world. Why? Because of those spheres of influence I mentioned earlier. You need to start connecting the dots and linking yourself to the world.

Aileen can’t do everything. You will need to be a strong presence and available as an author. You need to get your book professionally edited and an awesome book cover that will attract, not repel.  Think about getting a book trailer made…professionally. What is the theme of what I’m telling you? Yes, be professional in everything you do.

As an author you are in the spotlight. You are considered famous, and rightly so. You have birthed a story with your words for the world to embrace and enjoy. Your words matter and need to be heard.

As Bridazak would say in my book, The Orb of Truth…

“It is TIME!”

About the Author:

Brae Wyckoff was born and raised in San Diego, CA and is working toward a Psychology degree. He has been married to his beautiful wife, Jill, for 20 years, and they have three children; Tommy, Michelle, and Brittany. He has a beautiful grandson named Avery. Brae has been an avid gamer since 1985. His passion for mysterious realms and the supernatural inspired him to write The Orb of Truth, the first in a series of fantasy action adventures. Brae describes The Orb of Truth as a cross between the Lord of the Rings and the Wizard of OZ where you will be swept away into a magical land of Dwarves, Elves, and Halflings.

Book Trailer Video: http://youtu.be/0JmqCwNS410

Brae Wyckoff Official Fan Club: https://www.facebook.com/groups/210437715767673/

LR Publishing Facebook Page Link: https://www.facebook.com/LRPublishing

Author Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/jedibrae

Blog Talk Radio Show- Broadcast Muse: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/braewyckoff

United Authors Promo FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/unitedauthors

The Greater News Worldwide Ministry FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/thegreaternews

The Greater News Worldwide Ministry Website: http://www.thegreaternews.com/


“It’s a cross between Lord of the Rings and the Wizard of OZ where you will be swept away into a magical land of Dwarves, Elves, and Halflings.”

—Brae Wyckoff


Voted #1 Best Fantasy Book Under the Radar!
Voted #1 Best Christian Sci-Fi/Fantasy Book!
Voted #1 Best Indie Fantasy Book!


The Orb of Truth Book Synopsis:

In the hundreds of years since the Holy City disappeared, darkness has fallen over the land. Human kingdoms have seized control of the realm, scattering the other races into hiding.

Bridazak, a skilled thief, and his friends, a Dwarf and a fellow Ordakian, have dared to remain within the human communities and live relatively quiet lives, until they discover a mysterious, magical artifact. The three friends are thrust into an adventure that will challenge their faith, their purpose, and their destiny as they chase a forgotten and lost prophecy across the realm of Ruauck-El, where they hope to discover the origins of the strange item and their place in its history.

An ancient, unknown enemy threatens the completion of their journey at every turn. Bridazak is about to face the biggest adventure of his life, one that may change the known realm, and answer the questions he has carried all his life. Will they unlock the truth?


The Dragon God Synopsis (Book #2 of the Horn King Series):

As the heroes of Ruauck-El emerged triumphantly in The Orb of Truth, the first book in the Four Horn series, they could not have imagined that an even greater evil still lay ahead of them.

Raina has discovered a new threat to the realm, and teleported King El'Korr - against his wishes - to the West Horn King's capital city, Tuskabar, in hopes of thwarting an evil Mystic's plan to acquire the five dragon stones. Each relic harbors an ancient dragon spirit, and, if combined, would unleash a multi-headed deity beyond imagination, to begin a reign of terror upon Ruauck-El.

Meanwhile, Bridazak and friends are in search of Spilfer Teehle's missing family. Their quest leads them to visit old enemies, travel through beautiful but deadly locations, and will ultimately take them on an adventure of new discoveries of themselves.

Each group is on their own mission, but as destiny would have it, their fates are more entwined than they could possibly know.

Internationally acclaimed author, Brae Wyckoff, brings a new depth to fantasy storytelling in The Dragon God.



  1. Thanks for having me as a guest. I am very appreciative and I hope many up and coming authors utilize this information to make a huge splash in the world with their work.

  2. You are so welcome Brae and I know I will use it!!!

  3. Thanking you for hosting this fabulous author. I look forward to reading your work too.

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    1. Following you back via email Vashti- love your blog!

  5. What a great post, thanks so much for sharing. Some great tips !!

    Thanks for connecting through Goodreads, now following you everywhere lol x If you havent already it would be great if you linked up to our UK Bloggers lInkup xx

  6. Thanks Sharon! What is your blog address so I can follow you back?