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A blog by fantasy and science-fiction author Ana C. Nunes

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Sites and Social Media

Hello everyone!

It’s been a really long time since my last update but it’s hard enough keeping up with my projects in my home language (portuguese), let alone in English (wich I love but find hard to get the time to make everything I want to do). “Angel Gabriel – Blood Bound” is on stand-by at the moment and, to be true, I have no idea when I’ll be able to finish its english version but it is not forgotten. In the meantime I’ve been publishing a webcomic which is available in both languages, so enjoy: WOLF & DRAGON.


But today let’s go in a different direction. So this article talks about how publishers have, for the longest time, put more effort into static sites and less into social media. Is this still true?
The article is focusing on YA books but my question is: For those who write for adults are the rules the same. Wich do you think is easiest and more effective with adults: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+ or blogs and static websites?
Which ones do you prefer to use? Where do you find most of your new athors and how do you keep up with your favourite authors?

Please let me know what you think on the comments bellow. See you all soon!


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Top 10 at Amazon!

Hello everyone! It’s been a while and some explanations are way overdue, but I’ll leave that to another day. Today I bring good news!

The Last Supper” is on Top 10 at, in 7th place. This refers to the portuguese version, but if you’d like to read it in english, please follow this link:

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Note: This story is free on other retailers ( Smashwords, Kobo, Barnes and Nobles, iTunes, etc.).

If you’ve read “The Last Supper“, I’d love to hear your thoughts. Please leave a comment here and consider leaving a review at your favourite retailer.

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2013 and 2014

2013 came to an end and now is time to look back on what was done, and set objectives for the new year.

2013 was a bad year for my writing. I had intended, as you all know, to publish “Angel Gabriel – Blood Bound“, and I never managed to do that in english. To my shame!
For that I can only apologize.

So, in 2014, my main objective is to finish “Angel Gabriel – Blood Bound” and publish it, both in ebook and book format. And this, I hope, will come very soon. I’m aiming for the first trimester, but make no promisses on that date.

Another thing I hope to do during 2014 is translate at least two stories of “Heroine”, a fantasy satire I’m publishing in portuguese.

This might not sound like much, but I hope to make even more.

And what about you? What are your objectives for 2014?

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Merry Christmas and Great New Year

I wish you all a very Merry Christmas (if you celebrate it) and a Great New Year that is fast approaching.

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I know I’ve been absent for too long but in 2014 I will finish the translation of “Angel Gabriel – Blood Bound” and I’ll also publish Heroine’s adventures in english. Look forward to it.

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::Characters:: Amilda L’Agrande


Amilda 01Amilda L’Agrande is Angel’s adoptive sister and best friend.  They’re both character in my novel “Angel Gabriel – Blood Bound”.
When the story starts off, Amilda is nearing her 18th birthday and she’s already a Level B sorceress (learn more about Magic), and she’s also engaged to Luigi Monteva.
Amilda and Luigi are the only survivors of a massacre that took place when several families tried relocating from an unsafe refuge. That night, Amilda and Luigi, who were only three years old at the time, lost everyone they’d ever known.

Amilda 02Adopted by Jane Thompson, Amidla grew up in Kirovhorad’s refuge, and there she learned magic from her adoptive mother. All that time she kept close the only picture she has of her family: her biological mother and her eleven siblings, amongst which is Davet, the brother she was closest to.

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All throughout the story, Amilda will be a friend and companion for Angel, in their tuff journey. Young, impetuous and innocent, Amilda will make mistakes, and yet she’ll be one of the pillar stones for this story.

Curious? Is there anything els you’d like to know about Amilda? What about Luigi or Davet?
Please leave your comments.


And before finishing this post, I have to apologize. The book is not yet ready for release: I got a new job and afterwards I just haven’t got the energy to sit down and concentrate on finishing “Angel Gabriel – Blood Bound”. But I promise I’ll get my life organized and I’ll get back to it very soon. I don’t want to delay the release much longer.
Thank you all for your patience. Please come back for more news soon.

The Last Supper – book teaser

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You can read “The Last Supper” free, here:
Smashwords (various formats);
– Amazon: US, UK, DE, FR, ES, IT, JP, CA, BR, (not free yet, but I’m working on that);
Apple Store;
Barnes and Nobles;
Diesel Store;
Livraria Cultura;
– other …

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Map “Angel Gabriel – Blood Bound”

Route Map

You probably didn’t know this, but, during the many pages of my novel “Angel Gabriel – Blood Bound“, the characters travel across Europe, and this map shows the most meaningful places on that journey:

– Kirovohrad, Ukraine
– Orhei, Moldava
– Nagykáta, Hungary
– Bad Colberg-Heldburg, Germany
– Donostia – San Sebastián, Spain
– Navarra, Spain

There’s also Freixo-de-Espada-à-Cinta, in Portugal, but all the scenes that take place there, are in the past, so I didn’t include it here.

In other news, the novel is going slow, mostly because I got a new job and time is really, really short. I’m trying to organize things, so as to be able to fully dedicate my time to finishing “Angel Gabriel – Blood Bound“, and hopefully that will be soon. It’s been too long since I released the Portuguese version, and I don’t want to keep the English-speakers readers waiting much longer. Forgive me for this delay, but there’s nothing much I can do. I have to make a living, after all. And writing doesn’t pay my bills, unfortunately.


So, are you curious as to what scenes take pleace in which locations? Can you guess where the story starts off from? (You can know that by reading the excerpt, HERE).