A Journey to Castlebrook

Fairy Tales and Beyond, Bloggers Journey

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Fairy Tales and Beyond: Collection of Assorted Short Stories by Victoria H Loren

The magic of fairy tales has captivated minds and hearts for centuries with a magical world coming to life in a make-believe realm of fantasy. Classic old world settings blend with modern theatrical creations to provide a unique contemporary flair to the story. The roles of characters from different worlds come together to create fascinating tales. Fairy Tales and Beyond: Collection of Assorted Short Stories creates a mythical journey with an innovative twist when humor collides with enchantment.

The journey begins with twelve short stories each one unique with a cast of unforgettable whimsical characters. I am also thrilled to share a series of projects and giveaways with you. Let’s begin with a list of the short stories in the novel Fairy Tales and Beyond that will correspond with future blogs.

CASTLEBROOK
PERFECTLY MOUSY
FAERIE DUST AND PIGTAILS
CIRQUES OF TALES
JAZZBELLE’S MONKEY BUSINESS
SLOBBER THE HOUND
FELLAR
FARMER MACKINNON, THE REAL TALE
JUST DUCKY
THE RENEGADES
MY BF’S A MONSTER
BABY DOLL

Ready to begin? Walk with me as we journey to a very special place…

Castlebrook

Castlebrook unveils a mystical realm where the simple turn of a page releases creatures from the enchanted fairy tale book. Explaining the really ugly, smelly ogre under your bed or baby dragon in your closet toasting your clothes might be a little difficult. A mythical journey encountering enchanted creatures, though magical they may be, released a realm that must be restored.

Fairy Tales and Beyond: Collection of Assorted Short Stories by Victoria H Loren
Available on Amazon (ebook and paperback)
Amazon Ebook:
http://amzn.to/2DcjOg2
Paperback:
http://amzn.to/2BsNXSJ
http:www.victoriahlorenauthor.com 

 

Fairy Tales and Beyond inspired me to create colorful swag that brings out the magical element of the short stories. I am a fan of altered art and want to apply this to one of the projects. Since there are twelve short stories, I decided to design an art card for each one. Kind of like trading cards only way more artsy. This project will be an ongoing one and added to each journal blog with the last blog completing the cards for a final giveaway. Clear as mud yet? Maybe a more detailed description and a few photos will help…so for this one you might need to climb inside my head for a bit.

The journey continues with a shopping trip for supplies. Local craft shops (Hobby Lobby, Michael’s and JoAnn’s) provided a great start.

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Just a few of the items for the project…

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Recollections set of cards will work perfectly for each altered art card. A total of twelve, one for each short story. Even the cardboard box can be painted and used as a holder for the finished cards.

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I apologize, the photo does not show the details. Each card has a pale pink cut out sleeve. The card has a pearl finish trimmed in gold foil with a solid white envelope…at least for now.

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The design for the front of each card will begin with a graphic design illustration.

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I have learned that multiple copies allows a margin to play and experiment with designs.

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Ready…set…cut! This is a tool I use daily and absolutely swear by! Almost better than….chocolate.

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I have gently placed the graphic design on top of the card to show the placement. Next, the real fun begins with the altered art part…which I will share the finished card in the next blog post.

Giveaway

Since this first project is an ongoing one that will not be complete until the end of our journey, let’s finish this blog with a Fairy Tales and Beyond swag giveaway!

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Please comment “entering” on this post for a chance to win the Fairy Tales and Beyond swag pictured above.

Thank you for joining me on this incredible journey. The first short story, Castlebrook, holds a special place in my heart and I look forward to hearing your thoughts. I wonder, will you have better luck choosing a favorite character?

Celebration and Giveaways for Fairy Tales and Beyond

Next blog  is…PERFECTLY MOUSY and this giveaway is going to be a blast!

Forever and Always Yours,

Victoria

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Fairy Tales and Beyond

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Fairy Tales and Beyond is a collection of assorted short stories that creates a mythical journey with an innovative twist when humor collides with enchantment.

The magic of fairy tales has captivated minds and hearts for centuries. A magical world comes to life in a make-believe realm of fantasy when classic old world settings blend with modern theatrical creations providing a contemporary flair to the story. The roles of characters from different worlds come together to create fascinating tales. What better way to celebrate than to journey behind the scenes to bring the characters to life through treasured keepsakes and memoirs from Victoria.

Coming Soon First Journal Blog Post From Victoria

  • Preparations begin with shopping trips to gather supplies for the projects and giveaways.
  • Posts to promote the blog posts can be found on Victoria’s Facebook page.
  • Projects will be posted with how-to’s and photos. Comments are treasured and any questions will be answered (if lengthy a followup blog post will be made).
  • Details of how to enter for the project giveaways will be revealed on the blog posts (most will be a comment of “entering” in the comment section of that particular blog).

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Thank you for joining me on this incredible journey and I look forward to sharing the first blog/project with you.

Victoria

 

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A Fairy Tale

Sometimes the reality of a dream coming true takes a while to grasp. I remember writing the manuscript seemed like yesterday and yet, today it is already available on Amazon. Publication is one of the first steps, and now the fun part begins with marketing and giveaways. Bookmarks have been designed and ordered.

For more information and updates: www.victoriahlorenauthor.com

FAIRY TALES AND BEYOND
by Victoria H Loren

The magic of fairy tales has captivated minds and hearts for centuries. A magical world comes to life in a make-believe realm of fantasy when classic old world settings blend with modern theatrical creations providing a contemporary flare to the story. The roles of characters from different worlds come together to create fascinating tales.
Fairy Tales and Beyond: Collection of Assorted Short Stories creates a mythical journey with an innovative twist when humor collides with enchantment.

Amazon Ebook: http://amzn.to/2DcjOg2

Paperback:

http://amzn.to/2BsNXSJ

 

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Fairy Tales and Beyond

New Release Coming Soon

Fairy Tales and Beyond

by Victoria H Loren

The magic of fairy tales has captivated minds and hearts for centuries. A magical world comes to life in a make-believe realm of fantasy when classic old world settings blend with modern theatrical creations providing a contemporary flare to the story. The roles of characters from different worlds come together to create fascinating tales.
Fairy Tales and Beyond is a collection of assorted short stories that creates a mythical journey with an innovative twist when humor collides with enchantment.

For additional information: http://www.victoriahlorenauthor.com

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New Release

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~Introducing the Rusty Tales Collection~
Rusty is back in a delightful collection of children’s picture books! Creatures come to life to share inspirations from a magical world of nature through the lovable adventures of a young pup in the Rusty Tales Collection by Victoria H Loren.

Category- (Children’s Picture Book Collection)

Birds Fly, Why Can’t He – Rusty discovers the marvel of flight and helps a baby bird to find the courage to fly. The delightful discovery takes Rusty on a journey where he finds quite a surprise with this new wonderment.

http://amzn.to/2xQdUhY                    ebook 

http://amzn.to/2zlSZE4                       Paperback

Mighty Bug Hunter

COMING SOON
Might Bug Hunter, Book Three, Rusty Tales Collection

The hunt is on, as Rusty’s search for his playful bug buddies turn up delightful new critters and even some, well way off limits.

~Introducing the Rusty Tales Collection~
Rusty is back in a delightful collection of children’s picture books! Creatures come to life to share inspirations from a magical world of nature through the lovable adventures of a young pup in the Rusty Tales Collection by Victoria H Loren.
Category- (Children’s Picture Book Collection)

Beyond the Garden Gate

I am excited to introduce Beyond the Garden Gate, book two of the Rusty Tales Collection. The Rusty Tales Collection is such a joy to write and illustrate and I can’t wait to share this new work with you. I try not to pick a favorite, but…this particular one holds a very special place in my heart!

COMING SOON

Beyond the Garden Gate, Book Two, Rusty Tales Collection
Rusty adventures beyond the garden gate and finds a world of fun endeavors just waiting to be discovered.

~Introducing the Rusty Tales Collection~
Rusty is back in a delightful collection of children’s picture books! Creatures come to life to share inspirations from a magical world of nature through the lovable adventures of a young pup in the Rusty Tales Collection by Victoria H Loren.
Category- (Children’s Picture Book Collection)
For more information – www.victoriahlorenauthor.com
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Beyond the Garden Gate

Rusty’s Chronicles Book Release

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Rusty’s Chronicles more than a puppy dog tale…

The inspiration of a novel based upon a young adventurous puppy is indeed intended to be humorous and even heartwarming. Honestly, Rusty’s Chronicles is so much more than a book about a puppy’s life. The power to find inspiration through challenges faced in life allows us to be innovative. Ever wonder why the humor in a situation sometimes brings a lighthearted new approach?

Life is not perfect. Maybe it is through the imperfections that we find our real treasures in life. Or possibly, we learn patience is a valued virtue.

The unconditional devoted love of a pet is unwavering. Ever try looking into those wanting eyes and telling him no more puppy massages, walks, playful romps, hiding slippers under the bed, and midnight strolls outside? Believe me; I have not mastered that one yet. The devotion we receive from our pets provides a deep loyalty of a shared bond.

Rusty’s Chronicles takes us on a journey visualizing life through the eyes of an innocent, lovable pup with each encounter allowing us to laugh, cry, or just give in to the warm fuzzy feeling of his innocence.

I am thankful to be a small part of this journey and look forward to new acquaintances and friendships. May your life be filled with peace, joy and enriched with lots of paw prints. One voice can make a difference … your voice.

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~New release available for preorder~
RUSTY’S CHRONICLES By Victoria H Loren
US Amazon link: http://amzn.to/2pHnD28
CA Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2rbSDri
UK Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2qeeErL

The heartfelt tale of Rusty’s Chronicles takes us on a journey visualizing life through the eyes of a lovable pup with each encounter allowing us to laugh, to cry, or just give in to the warm fuzzy feeling of his innocence.

Hope you will join us for the Facebook celebration event:

RUSTY’S CHRONICLES BOOK RELEASE PARTY EVENT
https://www.facebook.com/events/900771666732143/

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What if, you could see life differently…

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Rusty’s Chronicles by Victoria H Loren

The heartfelt tale of Rusty’s Chronicles takes us on a journey visualizing life through the eyes of a lovable pup with each encounter allowing us to laugh, to cry, or just give in to the warm fuzzy feeling of his innocence.

Why this concept? The attempt to carefully step in a puppy’s paw prints can be half hazardous, to say the least. The unbridled energy should be enough to warrant a second thought. The devotion of a pet owner might be pushed to the breaking point or strengthened beyond measure. The intent of the innocent nature approach allowed clarity. How often do we find ourselves deeply engaged in life’s challenges? What if it were simplified?

The concept of Rusty’s Chronicles originated in the year 2000. Long ago, I learned being a pet owner was pretty much a factor that would remain constant in my life. The unconditional love and devotion enriched and inspired me to share the adventures with various people in my life. Thus, the newsletter “Rusty’s Chronicles” was born. The favorable reaction to learn more about Rusty allowed his fan base to grow. The humorous account of Rusty’s adventures was refreshing and a way to reach out and thank various people for contributing to his life.

 

 

Rusty Visits the Vet

Rusty:   Mom, am I sick?

Mom:     No, Russ.

Rusty:   Am I going to have puppies?

Mom:  (laughing) No, Rusty, that is not possible.

Rusty:   Are you sick, Mom?

Mom: I’m fine, Rusty.

Rusty: Are you having puppies?

Mom: Sorry, Rusty, no puppies.

Rusty: Mom, are we going to tell the vet he is famous now?

Did we bring our book? Are you nervous, Mom?  I think I might be

real nervous. But not the same kind of  nervous as my coyote encounter.

Mom: Rusty, I’m so proud of you and I believe we have a wonderful story to tell.

Rusty: May I have a dog biscuit now?

Lifelong dreams are only dreams unless you work towards making it a reality. Even though I am a private person, I believe the inspiration and journey experienced through writing Rusty’s Chronicles is one that should be shared and if I can bring laughter or joy to one person, or inspire someone else, then I am honored and blessed as an author. I am excited about learning and growing as an author and will continue my passion of writing.

Thank you for sharing this journey with me.

Victoria H Loren

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