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Patricia Reding

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Multi-award winning author Patricia Reding leads a double life. By day, she practices law. By night, she reads, reviews a wide variety of works, and writes fantasy. She lives on an island on the Mississippi with her husband and youngest daughter (her son and oldest daughter having already flown the nest), and Flynn Rider (an English Cream Golden Retriever). From there she seeks to create a world in which she can be in two places at once.

Readers--Follow Patricia on Bublish at http://bit.ly/1YyHA6X.

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Oathtaker won a GOLD medal in the Literary Classics International Book Award Contest. Select and Ephemeral and Fleeting are SILVER medal winners in the Literary Classics International Book Award Contest.

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Patricia Reding The first sequel, Select, is underway. I do want to assure readers, however, that I did not leave "Oathtaker" on a "cliff." I think each book should…moreThe first sequel, Select, is underway. I do want to assure readers, however, that I did not leave "Oathtaker" on a "cliff." I think each book should be a complete story in itself. With Select, my current plan (if I can make it work) is to provide a quick synopsis of Volume One (Oathtaker) at the outset, so that a new reader could pick up the story with Volume Two if they so chose. Having said that, no summary would compare to going on the actual Oathtaker journey, so I do hope you will do just that.

As to what to expect with Select, suffice it to say that there are many obstacles people face in life and everyone must find their own calling in their own way. Select opens with Mara’s “charge” (or is it "charges"?) the twins, Reigna (pronounced, “Ray-Nah”) and Eden, now grown into young women. Will they, without Mara’s intervention, discover their calling and choose the path only they can follow? And what will become of Mara in light of . . . (less)
Patricia Reding Most of this information was shared in a recent blog post on my website (at http://www.oathtaker.com/patricias-bl... and also here on GRs)

I thought I…more
Most of this information was shared in a recent blog post on my website (at http://www.oathtaker.com/patricias-bl... and also here on GRs)

I thought I would start with my main character, Mara. Mara is a young woman who, by and large, I did not describe in Oathtaker—with one notable exception. I mention that she has a spattering of freckles across her nose. Dixon finds them amusing—attractive. The “face” I chose for Mara on my cover is that of Mybelin Hernandez. She does not have freckles, but I imagine if she ever played the part of Mara, we could add them. Here is a pic of Mybelin reading Oathtaker:
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See more of Mybelin at the following links: http://phatpuppyart.com/p162600982/h1... and
http://phatpuppyart.com/p698357328/h2... and
http://phatpuppyart.com/p698357328/h2... and
http://phatpuppyart.com/p698357328/h2... and
http://phatpuppyart.com/p698357328/h1... and
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I find Mybelin lovely and . . . versatile. In fact, when I look at her pics, I cannot tell they are of the same person from one to the next.

As to Dixon, I always imagined someone rather quiet and . . . intense. Interestingly, there are two actors who I find fit the bill. I appreciate their portrayals in sad and serious scenes. Their eyes tell it all. Yet, their expressions of joy are entirely carefree, making me want to know what all the fun is about! They are, Zac Effron and Chad Michael Murray.

For Zac, see:
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Chad Michael Murray is at
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Oh! Oh, oh, oh ! Here is another option for Dixon: James Maslow. (Does anyone know if he can act? I mean, he looks nice, but . . .)

I’m betting that many young women would agree with my choices here. Yes?

Readers: what do you think?

As I think on others to play other characters, I will note them here.(less)
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“Mostly history, economics, and social issues.” Ted paused. “The Select who settled here sought above all, the freedom to serve Ehyeh. They also wanted to be free to work for themselves and to choose the type of work they would do. They wanted to be free to give help to others, or to refuse it when others did not contribute to their own welfare. They wanted to be free to come and go as they chose, and to speak their minds unfettered.”
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“Mostly history, economics, and social issues.” Ted paused. “The Select who settled here sought above all, the freedom to serve Ehyeh. They also wanted to be free to work for themselves and to choose the type of work they would do. They wanted to be free to give help to others, or to refuse it when others did not contribute to their own welfare. They wanted to be free to come and go as they chose, and to speak their minds unfettered.”
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“But as our forebears knew, and as we see more all the time, when government takes on too much, it becomes too powerful. When the people rely upon it to do and to provide what they should do and provide for themselves, the sanctity of sanctuary and family suffer even more. It is like a spiral that continues to move downward, ever more quickly.”
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“Let that be a lesson to you," chided Dixon. "Wanting or not wanting something to be so doesn't make is so--any more than repeating a lie makes it the truth.”
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So, this was great news to get! Select: The Oathtaker Series, Volume Two, was named a Semifinalist in The Kindle Book Review Contest.

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Patricia Reding Ephemeral and Fleeting (The Oathtaker, #3) by Patricia Reding

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Such fun at the Literary Classics International Book Awards Contest events over the Labor Day 2017 weekend! I attended so as to pick up two-SILVER medals!


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Don't miss out on the giveaway for Oathtaker: The Oathtaker Series, Volume One, that's currently running: https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/sh....


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A great interview of yours truly, along with reviews of Volumes 1-3 of The Oathtaker Series, all from the multi-award winning author, C.M. Huddleston, and all at http://cmhuddleston.com/monday-mornin.... Enjoy!


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I am excited to announce that coming soon, is my latest work--a primer for authors.

If you have ever heard any of the following, this work is for you:

“I want to protect my idea.”

“I don’t mind if someone posts my books on their website for others to download for free. I could get more readers that way. Besides, it’s flattering . . .”

“I read that so long as you don’t copy more than ten words from something, then it’s not copyright infringement.”

“Oh, yes I can use that material on my website! I found it on the Internet, so it’s in the pubic domain.”

“I didn’t really pay much attention to the terms of the contract. It was all so confusing. Really, I just wanted to get published.”

Ignorance is Not Bliss is intended to prompt authors to be aware of potential issues and to encourage them to ask the right questions so as to better protect their works and themselves.

Learn the basics about what constitutes a brand—that is, a trademark, how to choose strong and potentially protectable titles, what copyright protection is and how it works, what to do if someone infringes on your rights or claims you’ve infringed on theirs, how assignments and licenses work, who owns rights to the audio version of your book, the power of a DMCA notice, and so much more!

Soon this work will be made available to my fellow authors. Keep watch for it!


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Patricia Reding Ephemeral and Fleeting (The Oathtaker, #3) by Patricia Reding

I am delighted to report that Ephemeral and Fleeting has won two SILVER medals in the Literary Classics International Book Award Contest. This is great news and I look forward to attending all the events in Rapid City, SD, on September 1, 2017, and to accept the awards at that time. This honor now means that all three volumes of The Oathtaker Series published to date, are LC award winners. If you haven't already, grab a copy for yourself so that you can find out what all the commotion is about!


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I am exciting to be scheduled to speak at this event.
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Register today! Space is filling and time is running out!


Patricia Reding Ephemeral and Fleeting (The Oathtaker, #3) by Patricia Reding
Just named a Finalist in the 2017 Literary Classics International Book Award Contest. Enter the giveaway currently running for it and also receive a copy of each of books 1 and 2 in the series!


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Find the giveaways. Winners of all 3 win copies of all 3. It doesn't get better than that!


Patricia Reding Giveaways are currently running for the first three books of The Oathtaker Series:

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Make sure you enter all three, because all of the winners of all three giveaways get a copy of all three books!


Patricia Reding Now available on Amazon and soon to be available from additional vendors.

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A Lost Freedom.
An Ephemeral Existence.
A Profound Mystery.

After Mara and her charges, Reigna and Eden—the ranking twin members of the first family of the Select—discover the twins’ unparalleled magic powers and then move to the palace of the Select at Shimeron, they return to the City of Light. There they train with the Oathtaker forces, preparing a response to the ongoing threat from Zarek, the evil leader of Chiran. But when a traitor in their midst discloses their plans to visit the realm’s border for a closer look, they are captured and imprisoned. Stripped of her Oathtaker’s blade, Mara soon discovers that an unknown power bars her ability to use her attendant magic to escape, or to free the twins.

As Mara’s magic dreams endeavor to inform her of events to transpire, as her cohorts labor to decipher ancient prophecy, as the twins learn of the power of a magic artifact they carry, and as Lucy struggles to uncover the traitor in their midst, Dixon’s rescue attempt takes shape. Meanwhile, Zarek’s son—the twins’ cousin, Broden—seeks to assist his father’s prisoners. But before he can do so, Mara discovers that the loss of her charges is only one painful outcome that could come to pass.

Escape is impossible; survival, questionable; loss, inevitable.

And yet . . . things are not always what they seem.


Patricia Reding Coming VERY soon - Ephemeral and Fleeting: The Oathtaker Series, Volume Three. Keep watch for updates!

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Select (The Oathtaker Series, #2) by Patricia Reding
I am delighted beyond words! Select: The Oathtaker Series, Volume Two, has followed in the steps of its predecessor (Oathtaker: The Oathtaker Series, Volume One, a GOLD medal winner in the 2015 Literary Classics International Book Award Contest), having just taken a SILVER award in the 2016 Literary Classics International Book Award Contest.

I extend my sincerest congratulations to my fellow winners!


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Patricia Reding Select (The Oathtaker Series, #2) by Patricia Reding
July 15, 2016:Exciting news! SELECT: The Oathtaker Series, Volume Two, is named a Finalist in the Literary Classics International Book Award Contest. Final results will be posted on July 1, 2016.


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March 26, 2016: How exciting! Oathtaker: The Oathtaker Series, Volume One, is named a Finalist in the Beverly Hills International Book Award Contest.


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Time to enter the giveaways for OATHTAKER and SELECT is running out. Hurry for your chance to win a copy!


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Yes, yes yes! 1000 people have signed up for their chance to win a copy of Oathtaker: The Oathtaker Series, Book One. Quickly! Join them! Time is fasting running out . . .


Patricia Reding Check out the YEAR-END BLOCKBUSTER SALE at http://fsfnet.com/2015/12/18/years-en... for great fantasy and sci-fi reads!


Patricia Reding Oathtaker (The Oathtaker #1) by Patricia Reding Select (The Oathtaker Series, #2) by Patricia Reding

Oathtaker: The Oathtaker Series, Book One, won an award in the 2014 Readers' Favorite International Book Award Contest and is a GOLD medal winner in the 2015 Literary Classics International Book Award Contest--and now it is on sale, along with numerous other fantasy and sci-fi books, from the Fantasy Sci-Fi Network (www.FSFNet.com) authors. Through December 31, 2015, it--and the first sequel--Select: the Oathtaker Series, Book Two), is only 99-cents. Grab a copy for yourself and get for anyone on your holiday gift giving list from ages 13-80. (Both are also currently listed under the GoodReads Giveaways!) Enjoy the journey!


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I am excited to report that Oathtaker has been named a finalist in the Literary Classics 2015 International Book Award Contest. The timing could not be more perfect, as Select, Book Two of the series, is due out this fall. More publication details to follow . . .


Patricia Reding Only hours remaining in the #DEAR weekend sale. Get your $0.99 Kindle of the award-winning OATHTAKER. Hurry, now! Oathtakerhttp://www.amazon.com/Oathtaker-Book-...


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Happy holidays everyone! The award-winning Oathtaker is available now and through Christmas for download to your Kindle at only $0.99 at http://www.amazon.com/Oathtaker-Book-.... Wrap up your holiday shopping for all the readers on your list (ages 13 to 80).


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Patricia Reding Oathtaker (The Oathtaker #1) by Patricia RedingIt was such fun to do an interview for "The Wonderings of One Person." Check out the posting at http://thewonderingsofoneperson.wordp....


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2014 Readers' Favorite International Book Contest Finalist in four categories.

Enter the giveaway today for your chance to win a signed copy!


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See the beauty on my cover. reading Oathtaker!


Patricia Reding Today has been a rather marvelous day. On top of getting a terrific review for Oathtaker by Joshua Grasso (a Professor of English Literature, fantasy author and blogger on Booklikes.com) I just learned that Oathtaker has been selected as a 2014 Readers' Favorite Award Finalist in four categories: Fiction - Fantasy; Young Adult Fantasy; Fiction Adventure; and Fiction - Intrigue.

Goodness. What does one say about that?


Patricia Reding There are three new 5-Star reviews for Oathtaker in from Kim Anisi, Kayti Nika Raet and Karen Pirnot for Readers' Favorite. Find them at https://readersfavorite.com/book-revi....


Patricia Reding So, I'm a bit behind, having broken my leg. . . . I hope to catch up with everyone's postings before long. . . .


Patricia Reding The final hours to enter the giveaway for OATHTAKER are upon us.
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Be sure to get your entry in!


Patricia Reding Oh, I love it when the pieces of a story really start to make themselves known to me. . . !


Patricia Reding I am delighted to share with you the latest interview of "yours truly." My sincerest thanks for this opportunity! See: http://thecultofme.blogspot.co.uk/201.... Please help spread the word and take some time on THE CULT OF ME Blogspot.


Patricia Reding I wonder how it is that I have missed Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell until now. CRANFORD, published in 1904, is charming! Picture this:

I can testify to a magnificent family red silk umbrella, under which a gentle little spinster, left alone of many brothers and sisters, used to patter to church on rainy days. Have you any red silk umbrellas in London? We had a tradition of the first that had ever been seen in Cranford; and the little boys mobbed it, and called it “a stick in petticoats.”


Patricia Reding A new interview of "yours truly" at: http://libraryoferana.wordpress.com/2...


Patricia Reding This is fun, to be named "Author of the Week" at BEHIND THE SCENES AUTHOR at http://behindthescenesauthor.blogspot.... Thank you, Behind the Scenes!


Patricia Reding From CRANFORD, by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell: I imagine that a few of the gentlefolks of Cranford were poor, and had some difficulty in making both ends meet; but they were like the Spartans, and concealed their smart under a smiling face. We none of us spoke of money, because that subject savoured of commerce and trade, and though some might be poor, we were all aristocratic. The Cranfordians had that kindly esprit de corps which made them overlook all deficiencies in success when some among them tried to conceal their poverty. When Mrs Forrester, for instance, gave a party in her baby-house of a dwelling, and the little maiden disturbed the ladies on the sofa by a request that she might get the tea-tray out from underneath, everyone took this novel proceeding as the most natural thing in the world, and talked on about household forms and ceremonies as if we all believed that our hostess had a regular servants’ hall, second table, with housekeeper and steward, instead of the one little charity-school maiden, whose short ruddy arms could never have been strong enough to carry the tray upstairs, if she had not been assisted in private by her mistress, who now sat in state, pretending not to know what cakes were sent up, though she knew, and we knew, and she knew that we knew, and we knew that she knew that we knew, she had been busy all the morning making tea-bread and sponge-cakes.


Patricia Reding I am very excited that OATHTAKER is one of the books of the week for review on Goodreads Paranormal, Fantasy, Dystopia and Romance group!


Patricia Reding Had some time on my hands, so I rated a few books. . . .


Patricia Reding It seems I am a little late in coming to this world of blogging. In any case, I posted today, my Guest Interview with Robin Lythgoe, author of AS THE CROW FLIES. Also posted with my blog feed was an earlier guest interview that I did of Jay Howard, author of AS THE SUN GOES DOWN.

I'm catching on. . . .


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