Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Next set of books? Next series? Love to start them soon....I hope.

 Hi all,

At least once a week, I think about really jumping into the next set of books. I want to start the next series really...really bad. I mean REALLY bad. 

Sadly, I'm working on other projects first. Other things require my attention too. Like my puppy, Jemma, who has been dealing with some health issues this last month. But, I mean who isn't weighted down right now. Stupid pandemic has changed how we do everything. Some things take twice, if not three times the amount of effort now...while other things (like going to the movies to relax) just don't exist anymore. Ug.

 

This Summer, I saw the release of BLOOD DIVIDED, book two in my Soul War series. The Soul War series is the first series I wrote. Really the first books I wrote. They (mostly) pre-date The Water Kingdom. If you don't know anything about them, they are epic fantasy novels. SOUL BORN is book one, BLOOD DIVIDED is book two. I'm currently editing book three, HEART BOUND for the publisher. 

Recently, I've been putting a lot of effort into getting that series some much-needed attention. Again, sadly, this year, with the pandemic...there is no Authorfest for me to attend and promote my newest release. :(

Yeah, I dream of starting the next set of books after The Water Kingdom. They would be called The Fire Kingdom and would focus on the effects of the first series on the Otherworldly Kingdom and the Human World. 

Maybe I can start the next book in 2021? 

Until then, I am fighting off the urge to get another piece of pin-up character art done. I love seeing how artists realize characters I have created.


Thanks!

Kevin James Breaux

www.kevinbreaux.com




Thursday, July 9, 2020

Sabrina and Moselle in Anime style Pinup art!

Hi all!


I really enjoy a good anime. And I admit, I am years behind on watching. But I really appreciate the style of art. And if I could draw better, I wish...I really-really-really wish I could draw like this.

I found an amazing artist on FB. His name is Yugen. Here is his Patreon account:


I commissioned him to do Sabrina and then Moselle in his style. I supplied him details, samples of prior art, and photos of actresses. I wanted him to have some creative elbow room too. Here are his artist interpretations of my characters. AND I LOVE THEM!


Sabrina London
Sabrina London:

Sexy right? I feel, he captured the wings very well; multi-color and made of static electricity. They look great! He also gave Sabrina an interesting emotion, like she is almost shy (hesitant), regardless of being almost nude and displaying her wings.


Moselle.
Moselle:

OMG! He went way above and beyond here, adding in lots of background imagery and the golem and snakes. I really love how much thought he put into this. And you gotta love an artist who provides you with G, PG, and R rated versions of the art. I didn't even request the nude version, but he hooked me up with it. lol.

Yugen really connected with this Moselle. He nailed it. I think this is the best character art for her to date. I love it SO much!


Of course, I love working with him so much, that I want more! So do I have him do some more pinups from the Water Kingdom? YES! I might have him do Dunyasha next.

BUT... I also want a few GI JOE pieces. Man, do I!


Thanks all for visiting. Hope you love the sexy new art. Be sure to visit Yugen's pages.



Kevin James Breaux
www.kevinbreaux.com





Sunday, March 15, 2020

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

TWO POLLUTED BLACK-HEART ROMANCES Excerpt




SPEEDING TOWARD THE FUTURE


      Cade raced through traffic on his Honda CBR600RR sport bike. He could not shake the sound of Moselle’s words: Something unexpected has occurred. She needed his help, and he had never heard her sound so scared before.
      As he approached the hospital, he realized the large building was totally dark. He slowed and allowed his heightened senses to take it all in. Something’s very wrong here.
      Cade coasted his sport bike into the emergency room parking lot with the headlight off. If this was an ambush, stealth would be an asset. After parking between two large vans in the back of the lot, he moved cautiously toward the automatic sliding door that stood open.
      Head tilted back, he gazed up at the tall building. With a half-moon hanging behind it, the structure looked like a giant black stone. He shook his head. This is all wrong. 
      The scent of blood suddenly filled the air, but not what he would have normally smelled near a hospital. This blood was not tainted with disease—it smelled fresh.
      He watched as an elderly couple walked up the ramp outside the building. The man’s arm was wrapped in towels. Poor old guy probably cut himself.
      Cade stepped just clear of the car he stood beside as the wind shifted, and a new scent overwhelmed him: carbon monoxide. He fanned his scrunched-up nose. Where the hell could all that be coming from?
      Cade’s gaze returned to the couple.
      “I’m bleeding so much…I’m starting to feel dizzy,” the old man complained.
      The hospital. He was sure of it now.
      “Sir? Excuse me, sir?” Cade called out loudly.
      The old couple gasped when he ran up on them.
      “We don’t have anything. I’m hurt and just trying to get inside the damn hospital.”
      Cade heard the anger in the old man’s voice, but his eyes were drawn to the man’s cap. It had a large patch with several pins displayed on it, all symbols of the man’s status as an army veteran.
      “Vietnam?” Cade said softly.
      “What of it?”
      “I was there…briefly,” Cade said lifelessly.
      “I’ll never understand you kids and your desire to vacation someplace that I spent a whole damn year of my life suffering.”
      “It was hell,” Cade stated bluntly.
      “What do you want? Can’t you see I’m bleeding like a stuck pig?”
      The scent of carbon monoxide was clearly undetectable to them, but to Cade, it was as strong as bleach. It had no effect on his kind, but he knew it would kill the couple.
      “I just wanted to thank you for your service, sir.”
      “Well then…” The man trailed off, his head bobbing some. “Why’s the lights off?”
      “You need to get out of here,” Cade stated bluntly.
      “What?” the old woman said, finally joining the conversation.
      Cade turned to her. She looked tired and frail, out of breath from just helping her husband up the ramp. She won’t last long. The gas will overcome her quickly.
      “You both need to leave here now.” He was running out of options. With a quick glance into the dark hospital, he confirmed that the power was still off. No security cameras running. No witnesses.
      “Kid, be glad I left my sidearm at home or—”
      Cade bared his fangs and growled at the old couple. “Go! Get out of here! Go before I kill you both!”
      It worked; they turned and shuffled away as fast as they could.
      Cade sighed. He hated that he had to result to such a barbaric ploy, but he really did not want to see them die senseless deaths.
      After they sped off in an old Cadillac, Cade saluted the man and then finally entered the hospital. 


Kevin James Breaux
www.kevinbreaux.com

 

Thursday, February 6, 2020

The Water Kingdom Series wins a big award!



Hi all,

In January, I was nominated for two awards by the Paranormal Romance Guild.
 
THREE BURNING READ RUNAWAY BRIDES was nominated for Best Novel and The Water Kingdom itself was nominated for Best Series.

After a few weeks, the voting was done, and I was alerted that I won a big award.  

The Water Kingdom Series won 2nd Place in the Best Series Category.

YES!

This is a huge accomplishment. Granted, ONE SMOKING HOT FAIRY TAIL was nominated years back, and won First Place Best Novel...and TWO POLLUTED BLACK-HEART ROMANCES was nominated and won Second Place Best Novel. But I had not won an award for the series yet, and that was something I really wanted to be acknowledged for.

I put my heart and soul into these books and I get a lot of praise for them, but not many reviews are written and recorded on Amazon or Goodreads. Reviews are crucial. So winning an award here and there at least provides feedback that the fans and readers greatly appreciate my work.

I was asked this week if I would be writing any more to this series. Yes, I attend to start a new series that will take place during and right after the Water Kingdom. I will start in 2021. I would like to write a free supplemental story in the meantime.

Thanks again to everyone who supported and voted for me. I really love you all.


Kevin James Breaux
www.kevinbreaux.com




Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Happy Holidays and FREE Kindle Books!

Hi all,

Just wanted to give anyone who has not seen the FB updates, Instagram posts, and Tweets...a heads up.




The Water Kingdom Series is free on Kindle right now. Today only. My gift to you all!

Here is the link to book one. Grab it and then browse to the sequels and grab them too!


One Smoking Hot Fairy Tail (The Water Kingdom  Book 1) by Kevin James Breaux https://www.amazon.com/dp/B071X9WDPB/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_U_x_dDPaEbC5GGKPY




Thanks all! Enjoy!

Kevin James Breaux

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

New Sabrina London character art!!!!

Hi all,

Sorry I have been absent from this blog. I have been gathering more art and making plans to write a supplemental Water Kingdom short story in 2020.

Here's a piece of art that was just finished last week. It's amazing and I love-love-love it!

Sabrina London (click and see a larger version of the art)
I enjoy anime and I love anime-style art and artists. This guy nailed it.

I always give artists I work with some creative license with the wings. Granted, in my eyes, and in the book, her wings are multi-color. But I like how he kept to the water theme and made them shimmering light blue.

I'm planning on having him do Moselle next. (maybe in a month or so.) I will also have Kevin West, who has done other character work for me, do a Moselle piece soon too.

I'd love to have a whole art book filled with different artists. Dare to dream...



Kevin James Breaux
www.kevinbreaux.com