Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Wanted: ARC Readers

If you love reading fantasy books and are willing to leave an honest review on Amazon and/or Goodsreads, then I'd like to offer you free ARC (Advanced Release Copies) of my upcoming books.

How Does This Work?

No fewer than ten days before the publication date of the book I will send you an ebook ccopies of my upcoming releases in .mobi and .epub formats so you can read them on whatever device works best for you. Do keep in mind that ARC copies have not gone through the final stages of editing and may contain the occasional typo or error.

You are asked to please post an honest review to Amazon preferably within a week of the book being released. The review is yours, if you want to also post the review on your blog, Goodreads, LibraryThing, whatever else calls to you then you’re more than welcome to do so, but don't forget to add a note into your review stating that you received a free ARC copy in return for an unbiased honest review.

Upcoming Releases Blurbs: 

Breach of Neutrality (The Chronicles of Midgard #4)
A call to arms has sounded as Loki’s corruption spreads…

An army of corpses ravages the Midlands, leaving destruction and death in its wake while vicious wargs roam the forests and prey upon the weak. Mæja Ragnarr plans to fight against the spreading evil, but even the strength of her gathered allies may not be enough. Mæja and her companions seek to take the upper hand from the Shilykan Empire with a daring plan to infiltrate the greatest Imperial warship.

However, when one of their own suffers a grievous injury, their plans threaten to quickly unravel. With only two of the godly treasures left to gather, Mæja might have to risk everything to stop the Empire and Loki.
 Lies of Light (Darker Shade of Light #1)

Skin black as pitch, nails like talons…

A mysterious illness creeps through Acantha’s peopleone that even the most powerful healers’ magic cannot touch. When the affliction proves to be something far more sinister and a family dies, Noora Duskbourne finds herself trapped.

Blamed by the king for the incident, Noora’s only ally in her escape from the king’s fury is Vaeros, a man whose identity is shrouded in mystery. However, safety is not quite at hand as she is pursued by a Warder as skilled in the hunt as he is with the deadly arts of arcane combat.

A path wrought with danger awaits Noora and Vaeros as they discover that something harrowing lingers in the lightan ancient darkness that refuses to remain forgotten.


Sign up here: http://www.melissasasina.com/arc-reader-signup

Monday, February 6, 2017

Art Commissions: Open

I'm opening up digital art commissions in the hopes of being able to save up so my husband, son, and I can take our first ever family vacation. (I haven't been on a vacation since my honeymoon a bit over 12 years ago).  You can see more of my art at http://theartsyauthor.weebly.com/

 Here is my commission info along with prices. All prices are set in USD and can be paid via Paypal . Be sure to read everything before commissioning me, as prices do change when extras are wanted.

 All prices are set for 2000 x 2500 px sized images with 600 pixels/inch. Alternate sizing negotiable.

   Basic Line Sketch   

 These are simply rough sketches on a plain white background.
 Any colors can be requested for sketch lines and background.
(As I have never offered these, I had to use old WIP's to represent them)

$10 full body for one person + $2 per additional person

    Comic Style   

 Full body drawings are done with either a transparent, plain, or very simple background.
These can be done full body or from the waist up.

$35 for both full body or half body + $5 per additional person


Realistic style portraits are one person only.
These take the longest for me to do and will usually have a very simple background
$50 for each portrait + $5 if a more detailed background is requested.

Comic Style portraits are for one person only.
These can be fairly simple to do and usually have a simple background.

$40 for each portrait + $5 if a more detailed background is requested

    Five Color Challenge Style   

These can full body, half body, portrait, or chibi style
Simple backgrounds are easiest with this style, but small details can be added.
Colors can be chosen from my pallet unless you have one of your own to provide.

$25 + $5 per each additional person || + $5 for a more detailed background

    Chibi Style   

Chibis can be done on transparent backgrounds, plain, or simple
$15 + $3 per additional person

 What I will do:
Original Characters, real people (if provided a reference), semi-nudity

 What I won't do: Full nudity, animals (includes furries), monsters, mecha
(I'm good with people, that's about it)
To order a commission just send me an Email with the subject 'Commission'  
and basic information on what you'd like commissioned, such as:

My Purple Bullet - F2U! Type of art requested
My Purple Bullet - F2U! If you want full body, half body, or portrait
My Purple Bullet - F2U! How many people will be in the picture
My Purple Bullet - F2U! Short description of what you want
My Purple Bullet - F2U! Preferred background (transparent, plain, simple, semi-detailed)
My Purple Bullet - F2U! Any extra information you think I might need to know

:wave: I'll note you back to let you know whether I accept the commission and get more detailed information.
Once the art is done, I will email you a small, watermarked version of the drawing for approval.
Once approved, I will send out a Paypal invoice for the commission amount due.
If you don't pay or contact me within 5 days, I will consider the commission to be cancelled.

My Purple Bullet - F2U! Payment methods. All prices are in USD.

All showing prices haven't included wire fee.

My Purple Bullet - F2U! I do have a day job and two looming deadlines with my writing, so commissions can take few weeks.

My Purple Bullet - F2U! As I work on the commission, I will email you with a preliminary sketch and line art of the picture you want,
along with color swatches. You can tell me if you like it or if you want some changes done.
Once I start the coloring stage, changes cannot be made.

My Purple Bullet - F2U! When I finish with your work I'll send you the full sized image file in .png format via email.

My Purple Bullet - F2U! All commissions are for personal and non-commercial use only.

My Purple Bullet - F2U! I maintain the copyright for all my artwork. I have the right to post them in my 
deviantART gallery/Facebook/Tumblr page.
You do have my permission to upload the commission into your personal gallery with credit to me.