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Good morning, everyone!

Hope you’re enjoying summer in your part of the world. Here in Alabama its scorching hot with a fore-casted high of 92 degrees and a heat index of 102 degrees. Our worst days are in late July and August, so I can’t help but wonder if its like this now, what will it feel like then? But I didn’t come here to talk about the weather.

September 6, 2010 marks the release of To Take Up the Sword: Elemental Magic Book 2. Already available for pre-order through Lyrical Press, Inc. and Amazon.com. To find out more about the book, go to http://www.lyricalpress.com/brynna_curry  

In preparation for the release, I’m being interviewed by Lexi Flint on her blog at  http://LexiFlint.wordpress.comI’ll also be at The Romance Studio July 29th for a release party/chat event to discuss the series. I’m giving away either a copy of Earth Enchanted: Elemental Magic Book 1 or a ten page critique of an unpublished manuscript. Winner’s choice.

In other news, I’ve recently accepted the position of review editor for Apollo’s Lyre, an award winning e-zine released by Muse It Up Publishing.  What this means is I’ll be accepting book review submissions. So here is your Official Call for Submissions…


  • Reprints are considered accompanied with an acknowledgement to the first publication.
  • Please follow each editor’s specific guidelines regarding multiple submissions.
  • Simultaneous submissions are welcome if we’re told upfront that it’s been sent to other publications. We request notification if your submission has been accepted elsewhere.
  • Please include the word Submission in the subject line of the email followed by the story title. Place your submission within the body of the email. Attachments will be deleted without bing opened. Also supply us with a short bio for use if your story is accepted.
  • Apollo’s Lyre requests First Electronic Rights for 60 days and archival rights for 90 days. At the moment, we are a nonpaying market.

  • Book Review Guidelines
    Brynna Curry, Editor
    On the subject heading place: Sub: Book Review. Within the body of your email add the following:
    Your name
    Your email

    SKip a line and in Arial 12 point font paste your book review using this format:
    Skip 2 lines and post your review
    Add your bio at the end of your review along with a link back to your website/blog if you have one.
    Word count: Min: 100  Max: 1000

    And with that, I look forward to reading your submissions and I’ll be back to give you some more details on To Take Up the Sword: Elemental Magic Book 2 later in the month.