Category Archives: Words from Isabelle
In case you missed the announcement earlier this week the first book in our new light novel series hit Amazon Kindle.
Demon’s Oasis follows the adventures of Jessie Soma and the “boys” from Oasis Host Club. This series offers readers the familiar Isabelle Fantasy/Paranormal vibe while plopping you down in what we hope feels like an anime or manga.
In a few hours, the first chapter in the new serial blog A Girl Without a Name will launch. Our Elven Life Production Team (which you may see called ELPT) is very excited to present this new storyline for our readers.
This story is meant to read and feel like a Light Novel. For those readers who are not familiar with this genre of reading, a Light Novel is the novelization of a manga. This is partially being done because we are releasing our first light novel Demon’s Oasis Vol.1 this fall. It’s also because I enjoy writing them.
The stories that take place within this blog and the new series are set in the same universe as one another. With this in mind, you may see some characters crossover from time to time.
We are very fortunate to be working with a couple talented artists for these new adventures. William White and David Jones will be providing a lot of the artwork and commercial graphics for these projects. Please find them online and support their portfolios as they grow as artists.
Finally, a quick note about how this blog and others in the future will run. At the completion of a storyline (approximately 17-25 chapters), the stories will be published as a volume to Amazon Kindle Books. You will be able to purchase them on Kindle for a buck or two a volume. My hope is that readers will do this to help support our blog. The money we use to pay our artists, cover the cost of the blog and url comes out of our pockets. This has and will continue to be a labor of love for us but every little bit helps.
Thank you and welcome to A Girl Without a Name!
The blog title has changed but the address has not. Is this the same blog?
Yes and no. Yes, this is a blog brought to you by Elven Life Productions. No, the new stories here will not follow Kat, Dani, Hue, and Ian. However, these are still original works by Isabelle Saint-Michael, and as such they will still possess her first-person narrative style, wit, and design.
Is Girl Without a Name set in the same universe as the original Elven Life blog and Otherworld Realms books?
No. This blog will fit into our new universe, centralized around the light novel series we will be launching in the coming months. (Editor’s note: That the editor is VERY VERY excited about.) It is likely you will see some crossovers between characters from both the books and blog.
Will you still be writing new content for Elven Life?
Yes! I am not done creating content for the Elven Life or the Otherworld Realms universe. However, all future Elven Life content – new storylines, expansions on old storylines, and old posts – will only be available through the new Elven Life books we will be releasing on Kindle. You have not seen the last of Kat, Dani, and Tessa.
If this blog is no longer the Elven Life storyline, will there be more books?
Yes. There are more Otherworld realms books coming. Some are completed and are just waiting for artwork. Others are lost in editing (Editor’s note: Sorry…), but will no doubt surface again.
What’s been the hold up on new content and books?
A lot has happened to me and my team in the last year or two. We’ve moved home and office locations five times between us. Kenzie and her husband just relocated to New Zealand while Lisa and I are choosing to remain in Korea. I’ve returned to figure skating after a ten to fifteen-year break and had the injuries that go along with that. We’ve traveled more and plan to do even more of it in the near future. All of these things equate to less time than we had before.
How often can we expect new content?
This is the big question. To start off with, the blog will get new storyline updates twice a week. As for books, the goal going forward will be to publish two a year, with the possibility of more. Life can be crazy and things can change. Writing is not a low priority, but our families and full-time jobs must come first until we are making enough to support ourselves exclusively with our writing. Thank you for understanding.
I spent 350 years (give or take a decade) looking for love. My father spent most of that time scaring my dates away, or if they were unlucky… encasing them in ice. He even decided somewhere along the way that I wasn’t responsible enough to take care of my heart and choose love for myself. So, much like the angst-filled poet I dated at turn of the century, he put it on deep freeze until someone could live up to his standards.
What did I learn from all those failed romances? People let you down. You can’t count on other people to make you happy if you can’t make yourself happy first. After a particularly bad break-up, that may have included me shattering my frozen heart and taking a 60 year nap, I’m back.
This November enjoy the icy weather and hot romance of Snow Pixie