Monday, May 21, 2018

Literary Titan's 5 Star Review of THE LIFEBLOOD OF ILL-FATED WOMEN.

Literary Titan's 5 Star Review of THE LIFEBLOOD OF ILL-FATED WOMEN.

As found on the site:

As you step back into the past, you enter the world of the Norse, a time when the Goddess Freyja and the God Odin influenced the world. Freyja commands the ranks of Valkyries, immortal women that bring those slain in battle to the afterlife of Valhalla. The Lifeblood of Ill-Fated Women revolves around the story of two of these Valkyries, sisters Astrid and Yrsa. The sisters are from a Nordic area called Birka, they raid and plumage for wealth and entertainment. One night their home is attacked and Astrid believes she has died. Astrid awakens in a strange land with no memory of how she arrived there. She is found by a farmer named Warren that is kind to her and goes out of his way to help her having no clue either about her past or what she really is. This novel tells the story of how Astrid finds her family and discovers a life can have more meaning than how many villages you conquer.

Kevin James Breaux brings readers into a distant world where people are stilled ruled by the Nordic Gods. Times of war are ending and settlements are turning more to farm towns and less militant. Astrid arrives in one of these small farming towns called Gromstad. She is convinced Warren is her captor and she must escape, frightened by her lack of memory, she cannot comprehend that her home Birka is long gone and far away. Breaux does an excellent job bringing the reader into Astrid’s mind and seeing her paranoia and fear, her confusion and inner struggles. Even once the secret of her past as a Valkyries is revealed through her sister, she is still faced with even deeper struggles and decisions. Like all great epic tales, this one delivers the deep character development and inner conflict to match the action that is going on outside of the character’s inner struggles. The relationship of Warren and Astrid is hot and cold. There are some graphic sex scenes but their love and passion is a contrast to Astrid’s warrior goddess nature. The world they live in is being sieged upon by demons and Astrid must use her powers as a Valkyrie to save herself, Yrsa and the town. Typical of hero’s in epic tales like this, things are not so easy. Astrid must make sacrifices and choices that will impact the rest of her life, and the lives of the people she cares for. Breaux shows this inner struggle and lets Astrid’s personality take over the story driving it forward. The other characters react to Astrid and further the plot along showing their own personality traits and allowing them to be dynamic characters not just filler for novel. The overall development of plot and characters is well balanced making it appealing to people looking for an adventure as well as a love story.

Astrid is the focus of the novel, but her interactions with the other characters brings forward additional stories for Kevin James Breaux to add to the series. He already has the next book in the works and I am sure it will continue this epic journey and bring more characters to life as he did for Astrid.

Pages: 409

Buy it now on KINDLE for $3.99!

Thanks all!

Kevin James Breaux
The Lifeblood of Ill-fated Women (The Blood, Sun, and Moon. Book 1)
by Kevin James Breaux

Monday, April 16, 2018

Update on Updates!

Hi all,

I know this blog, of all my blogs, gets updated the least. I guess it's weird for me. I am so busy... Art, Writing, Editing, Taking care of my family, Trying to make ends meet, and this is the blog that suffers for all that. I am making an effort to change that and will start updating more often.

The Lifeblood of Ill-fated Women has a special place in my heart. It is an example of me writing in the genres I love and really trying to let go of what I think is "allowed" or "expected" of me or my writing or the genres. It is me trying to not hold back. And I still hold back some. So I am trying to hold back less and less with this series.

I want to have book two out in 2019. A new book every two years for this series.

I say two years, so that I can really develop the story.

In the meantime, I need readers to support this series. Read, reviews, post, spread the word.

Any help is good!

Thanks all!

Kevin James Breaux

Friday, November 24, 2017

Goodreads Good job! Thanks all!

Hi all,

The Goodreads Giveaway ended and 817 people entered to win! That's great. Thanks to you all. I have shipped out the winners signed books. They should have by next week.

There will be another giveaway soon. But for another book.

Again, thank you!

Kevin James Breaux

Thursday, November 2, 2017

New Goodreads Giveaway starts soon! Nov. 9th!

Hi all,

Check out the information below for a new Goodreads Giveaway. Starting soon! Nov. 9th!

Will post more when it goes live. This is just a heads up!


Kevin James Breaux

Goodreads Book Giveaway

The Lifeblood of Ill-Fated Women by Kevin James Breaux

The Lifeblood of Ill-Fated Women

by Kevin James Breaux

Giveaway ends November 19, 2017.
See the giveaway details at Goodreads.
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Thursday, September 14, 2017

Valkyrie Art. You find some, you don't find some.

Hi all,

While writing THE LIFEBLOOD OF ILL-FATED WOMEN, I searched for Valkyrie art online. I did Google Image searches, and searched Pinterest, Deviant Art and more. I found a wide variety of images. Some were exactly what I imagined, while others were very stylistic. And yes, I still think the classic D&D art in Deities and Demigods is a great depiction...

Which of these do you think really capture the spirit of a Valkyrie? Do you have an image you think is better? Link it in the comments. Send it to me. I'd love to see it.

Amazing art. I love the softness. Always love seeing what anime and manga artists will come up with.

Yep. One of my favorites of all time.
A great shot of a Valkyrie in action. 

Marvel comic's take. I like this artists style. I like the water color feel. 

Another Anime version. She looks more like an elf in a sexy Valkyrie Halloween costume.

Great style. Incredible mood. I love that it is a flat profile. It feels like it could be a stained-glass piece.

This came up in one of my searches. It was unique so I save it. Not stereotypical at all.

This is my favorite Valkyrie painting out there. I think it has everything. See looks like a Viking warrior woman and an angel at the same time. I love the dark wings and how you can see her drawing out his soul. Great moody color scheme. 

Thanks all!

Write Makes Might!

Kevin James Breaux

Thursday, August 17, 2017

LBIFW Book Trailer #1

Hi all,

Here is the first book trailer I made for THE LIFEBLOOD OF ILL-FATED WOMEN. I would love to make a new one. Or have one made. This is very simple, I know. :)

Take a look. Thanks all!

Kevin James Breaux

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Casting The Lifeblood of Ill-fated Women - Kevin James Breaux

Hi all,

Been awhile. Sorry. I was super busy with the release of TWO POLLUTED BLACK-HEART ROMANCES. And before that, a new edition of ONE SMOKING HOT FAIRY TAIL. These jobs seemed to swallow up about two months of time.

But I am back to promoting everything. And I wanted to update this blog with something big. Something I have been holding on to...

You all know me, I like to cast my characters as I I can better picture them. But to be honest, this time around, I had only really considered one actor for one character while I wrote. The rest of the characters I had images of, but had not directly connected anyone to them.

When I was done and the book was published I sat down and some of these characters had actors who were so perfect they picked themselves.

Here is my casting thoughts on a LBIFW movie.

Blake Lively as ASTRID.

Blake Lively. You've seen her shark movie right? She is amazing. Even has the braid.  
Strong profile. She's very pretty but also looks like she could fight.

Astrid is equally strong as she is beautiful. When I look at Blake Lively, I see strength and beauty. I also see confidence and I see pride. She would make a perfect Astrid. She could put on a tiny bit of muscle and be ready. Nothing crazy. Just slight.

When I look at these pictures above, I truly see a viking princess warrior and more.

David Boreanaz as WARREN.

Look at that smile.

Warren is often referred to as "the smiling man" by Astrid. And David can smile! I think he is a perfect fit. Age. Build. Hair. Smile. Charming. Big but not too big. All of these are perfect matches for Lifeblood's Warren. And I like David as an actor too.  

Warren is troubled in parts of this book and I know Angel....I mean David....can brood. Yeah, wow, it would be cool to see him play Warren in the movie.

Tyler Labine as HAMMOND.

This guy has had some fun roles.

Oh Hammond. Oh Tyler. Both of you are comic relief. And Tyler here, he's a good looking brother for David. Not too much of a stretch to say they are related. Both have great smiles and good hair. Tyler could play that sleaziness in a very fun way. And offset David when David is brooding.

 Leelee Sobieski as YRSA.

Pretty much a perfect match.
Leelee would play Astrid's older sister, Yrsa pretty much perfectly. She is the right age and build for her. And she looks like she could be related to Blake. I think the two match as sisters. And she has that natural beauty that Yrsa shows in her parts of the book. From the movies I have seen her in, I think she could play troubled and unstable well. 

Alexander SkarsgÄrd as Jokul

One for the ladies...

Alexander is tall, handsome, tough looking, and is Nordic. So he's perfect. Yes, and perfect for playing Jokul. All you would need to do is have him wear some long hair and a beard. He would not even have to act. He would just walk around and pretty much BE Jokul... 

Yeah.... He's that cool. 

What do you think of my picks? Did you imagine someone else? I'd love to hear your thoughts. And if you have not read The Lifeblood of Ill-fated Women then you can grab a paperback or a ebook on Kindle. If you do Kindle Unlimited, it's there for your enjoyment. 

The Lifeblood of Ill-fated Women (The Blood, Sun, and Moon.) (Volume 1)
by Kevin James Breaux

Thanks all!

Write Makes Might!

Kevin James Breaux