Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Fire Hunt Available in Print

Fire Hunt, final book in the Saving Grace Saga, is finally available in print and just in time for Halloween! 

You can find a copy at Amazon


Julia was dedicated to the cause, even though she was marked a traitor by her own kind for becoming a Federal Witch Hunter. When her partner captures a man from her past, Julia must make a choice: Let the witch be tortured, or blow her cover and go with plan B.

All Edmund wanted was to help the magical community and escape his extremist lifestyle. Instead he was setup and captured by Witch Hunters. Cut off from his magic and held prisoner, Edmund didn’t think things could get worse. Then Julia struts into his holding cell with an escape plan.








Haven't read the first two books? No problem. They're also available in print! 



Book 1 

After the bloody murder of her brother, Rei finds herself on the run from the coven that killed him. A powerful Earth witch, Rei searches for a natural well of magic to avenge her brother’s death, even if it costs her life. However, standing between her and her goal is an alluring wolf. 

Aidan never took the time or interest to look for his mate, but when the young witch shows up on pack hunting grounds his solitary life is turned upside down. Now, he must find a way to protect his pack and the woman that fate has handed him.


 
Book 2
 
Living a nomadic lifestyle, Dilly is accustomed to being on the move, but the Federal Witch Hunters are after more than broken wands. Now they’re hunting for wolf pelts, and Dilly and her family are in their sights. Dilly must choose to charge to her family’s rescue or rely on a man she just met. 

Leader of his werewolf bloodline, Mike travels across the country in search of a family traveling through the Southern Appalachian Mountains. Finding his mate in the headstrong Dilly, Mike is faced with the possibility of war with not only the burners but his own mate.



Peace and Love!

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

#MidWeekTease : Julia and Edmund Meet Again

It's time for a MidWeek Tease! This week I'm pulling a snippet from Fire Hunt, the final book in the Saving Grace Saga. This is to celebrate it's release in print the 15th of this month! I'm so excited to see them all in print, but Julia isn't nearly as exciting to see her old flame, Edmund.

Enjoy this snippet and be sure to hop on over to the other great author blogs!


The door whispered closed behind her, and she could almost feel Edmund’s eyes lock onto her. “Hello, Mr. Strigoi,” she said, stepping further into the room. “Do you remember me?”
Slowly Edmund lifted his head, shaking the black hair from his face, exposing vibrant dark green eyes. “You look vaguely familiar,” he said. He kept his face trained in a disinterested look for a second then smirked at her. “But you’re kind of cute.”
Leaning her back against the two-way mirror, she crossed her arms over her chest. She wasn’t surprised by his comment. Throughout the interview with Burrows, he had been a smart ass. Changing tactics with a woman to appear more charming was an expected move. “I’m Detective Julia Flagg and you might remember me from seven years ago.”
“Sorry, babe. My memory isn’t so good.”
He ignored her title and used a term that had always set her teeth on edge. She wasn’t sure if he was using it as part of his act or if he really was trying to irritate her. Probably both.
“It’s ‘Detective Flagg’, and you set half a squad on fire at a nightclub outside of Richmond,” she said. It had been early in her career and the last time she had seen the man. A flailing teammate who had caught fire had rushed into her. The accident had caused a flash of flame to crawl up her side. It had hurt like hell and Julia had been ready to shoot Edmund that night, connections and family aside.
For a second she saw a shadow cross over his eyes, but it was soon covered as an easy mask of humor settle over his face. Grinning wider, he said, “I plead the fifth, but it looks like you’ve moved up in the ranks. I love a woman with power and authority.”
Julia flinched inwardly at the comment. With only passive magic, she had been the weakest link in their coven. A weakness that needing protecting and, as the coven leader’s daughter, she’d gotten it. It was an old wound that Edmund apparently didn’t mind ripping open. Shifting around to feel her gun press more closely against her, she told herself she had other strengths now. “Detective Burrows doesn’t seem to be getting anywhere with you. Care to talk with me instead?” she asked, pushing aside the old hurt.
“I might be willing to negotiate.”
Narrowing her eyes at him, she wondered what angle he was trying to play. “You’ve killed nearly a dozen agents, burned down two holding facilities, and have been named as the leader in at least one of the major covens rooted out in New York. What exactly is it you want to negotiate?”
“I want out of this room but, the real question is, what do you want, babe?”
“That’s Detective Flagg,” she corrected again. “What have you got to offer that will convince me to let a criminal like you out of here?”
She thought it was impossible for the smirking man to look any cockier, but somehow Edmund pulled it off as he leaned back and slid his hips toward the front edge of the chair. “I’ve been told I provide a hell of a great ride, and you, babe, look like you are in desperate need of a wild round or two,” he teased, bouncing his hips a couple times.
In two quick steps Julia was in front of him. The back of her hand made contact with the side of his face causing his head to jerk and sending an echo through the small room. Ignoring the stinging pain shooting down her fingers, she leaned in close. “This isn’t a singles party, Strigoi. You’re in some serous shit here.”
Edmund shook the hair from his face again and glared up at her with seething blue eyes. The change in eye color was a telltale sign that he was finally really angry, and Julia had to fight back a victorious grin. His tongue swiped out to catch a swell of blood at the corner of his mouth. “Have I upset you, Detective?”
Leaning in further, Julia almost brushed her cheek against his and whispered, “I’ll see you tonight.”
As she pulled away, he pressed his lips to her cheek, no doubt leaving behind a bloody kiss mark. Just before she slapped him again she saw his grin.
She abruptly turned and headed for the door without looking back. Her hand was reaching for the knob when she heard Edmund say, “I’ll be looking forward to it, babe.”
Letting out an aggravated growl, she marched out and slammed the door behind her.


After ten years Julia and Edmund have one hell of a reunion. Want to find out how the escape plan works out? You can find Fire Hunt on Amazon in digital or wait until the 15th and order a print copy!

Fire Hunt 
(Book 3 in the Saving Grace Saga)

Julia was dedicated to the cause, even though she was marked a traitor by her own kind for becoming a Federal Witch Hunter. When her partner captures a man from her past, Julia must make a choice: Let the witch be tortured, or blow her cover and go with plan B.

All Edmund wanted was to help the magical community and escape his extremist lifestyle. Instead he was setup and captured by Witch Hunters. Cut off from his magic and held prisoner, Edmund didn’t think things could get worse. Then Julia struts into his holding cell with an escape plan.

Available





Peace and Love!

Saturday, October 6, 2018

NaNoWriMo (2018)

NaNoWriMo 2018 Participant FlairI'm going ahead and committing to the NaNoWriMo writing challenge this year. Every year in November writers all over the world take on the task of writing 50k words over the course of 30 days. I've completed that challenge a few times during Camps, but I've never met my goal in the official month. This is the year I beat it!

I won't be doing it the traditional way. Instead of working on one story I'm going to work on two. This makes me a rebel and I'll embrace that title. The stories are going to be the last two in the Star Crossed Series. Meredith and Malcolm are ready for their stories to be told and finished and I'm willing to roll with them.

Chasing High Noon, the third story in the series is complete now and going through revisions. It will be released this coming Winter. The two stories that follow are the ones I'll be working on this November. The titles for now are Witching Hour Madness and Knot in Destiny.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07DCGSWL2Meredith and Malcolm have been driving characters and while they can make me run in circles trying to keep up I really love working with them. That's why this November is THE month I'm going to reach 50k. Caught by Nightfall (25k words) was completed last April with lots of time left over. This gives me hope and determination.

Fellow writers, are you going to take the challenge this November? Are you a preper or a pantser?

Readers, what would you like to see happen between Malcolm and Meredith?




Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Full Moon New Releases (Sept. 2018)


Finally back with a few new releases! Fall is here and it's almost cuddle up with a great new book season. 


 
Maverick by Cheryl Brooks
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Zetithians are back. And they're hotter than ever...

Having the Zetithian feline gene gives Larsanken "Larry" Tshevnoe awesome beauty and sensuality unmatched by any other males in the universe. But it can make the quest for true love...complicated.
Enter childhood friend and fellow Zetithian Althea Banadänsk. Her empathic powers make her the only one who can show Larry what he truly desires, and Althea would do anything to help her friend...even if that means hiding her own intense craving for him.

But when a distress call sends them off course―and into danger―they find more than their hearts are at stake. Now it's up to them to become the champions of truth and justice throughout the galaxy...or risk losing it all.

 Released Sept 4th by Sourcebooks Casablanca



 Marked by Hell by Erin Bedford

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The road to heaven is paved with Mary Wiles' victims.

Los Angeles isn’t just a playground for those searching for a new start. It’s a darker and more dangerous place than they’ll ever know. But Mary’s not fooled.

With her hands full trying to play human while looking for a way back to heaven, Mary doesn’t have time to polish her halo let alone solve a murder case. But when she finds out demons are responsible, Mary just can’t help herself.

When Mary makes a mistake causing her best friend to be taken, she will have to make a choice: sacrifice an innocent for the chance to get her revenge or lose everything she has worked for. Mary starts to realize there is no clear path back to heaven without becoming tainted herself.

 Re-Released This Month


https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07HD149CCBlood Hunt by J.R. White

Story #2 in the After the Saving Grace Saga

Mia Tordou, a reluctant witch, just wants to live a normal life in her backwater fishing cabin, but there are those who would rather see her run off than left alone. Comfortable in her swamp home, she avoids conflict when she can. Still, someone’s called in the Federal Bureau of Paranormal Affairs to remove her.

Released Sept 15th by me. :)



Cross Breed by Lora Leigh

Image result for Cross Breed by Lora LeighThe Breeds are humans altered before conception with the DNA of the predators of Earth. But although they all carry the genetic material of beasts within them, Cassandra Sinclair stands apart. A unique mix of wolf, coyote and human, she is revered by many—but preyed upon by others. She is fiercely protected by her community…but no one manages to stop her when she slips away one day to offer her body in exchange for her sister’s safety.

The man she succumbs to surprises her by unleashing her inner animal in ways she never dreamed possible—and provokes her deep, furious rage. To Cassie’s shock, he is the mate she has long awaited. She may never be able to forgive his deception. Still, as dangerous enemies track her, and as the threat of all-out war between Breeds and the humans who despise them hovers in the air, they must join forces and hold fast to each other.

But the passionate union between them holds a potential that could change the world—and some will do anything to stop it…

 Released by Berkley on Sept 25th



Spirit of the Witch by Deanna Chase

Image result for Spirit of the Witch by Deanna ChaseBook #3 in the Witches of Keating Hollow Books

Welcome to Keating Hollow, the enchanted town where love heals, friends are forever, and family means everything.

Yvette Townsend’s life was perfect…right up until her husband fell in love with someone else. Newly divorced and still reeling from her broken dreams, Yvette’s sworn off men. Now she’s determined to lose herself in her magic and her beloved bookstore. There’s only one problem—she has an unexpected new business partner who’s driving her crazy both at work and after hours.

Jacob Burton has always been an excellent businessman, but his track record with relationships is nothing short of tragic. After finding his fiancée in the arms of his best friend, he moves to Keating Hollow and invests the quaint bookstore to keep it from going under. But as time goes on, it becomes more and more clear that Yvette and the town just might be saving him. And if he’s lucky, he’ll find out what it means to love the spirit of the witch.

Released Sept 25th



That's all the releases I dug up for this month. Hope you find the perfect Fall read!

Peace and Love

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Novellas: Yay or Nay?

When you pick a book up from the shelf you're typically looking at a full length novel. Many publishers will only put out these full length books, but the market has started to shift some. Lots of people still want a nice thick book, but shorten books are starting to pick back up.

Image result for The War of the WorldsNovellas have a lot to offer readers that have a full schedule. Once upon a time these short novels held a special place in the reading world. They were dim-novels and magazine stories. Animal Farm and The War of the Worlds are both novellas.

So what's a novella?

It's not just a matter of word count. Novellas are shorter, with less than 40k words, but they also have fewer conflicts than a full length novel. They are also longer than short stories which cut off around 10k for most publishers. (15k for others). This means they have more room for character development.

Just Beyond Daybreak and Caught by Nightfall, from my Star Crossed Series, are both novellas and the next three books will also be this length. I chose this length because I've discovered a wonderful benefit to shorter books. Most of my readers are women and women are busy. Not saying men aren't busy, but they aren't normally my readers so... Anyway, a busy mom, career woman, working student, any of these women are looking for whatever time they can. A novella offers them a complete read in half the time as a full length novel.

I'm not saying they're throwing the novels to the side, but a novella can be more easily worked into their schedule. We all know how great it feels to read a new story. I know I can get sucked into a new book pretty quick and hate having to put it down to get back to real life. So, it can take me a while to finish a book if I don't carve out the time. (Normally a Saturday night while everyone else is sleeping)

That's where a novella comes in. It's a lot easier to cut a few hours out of a schedule than a handful or more. They're short, compact books that offer almost as much (in some cases more) than full length novels. I could have played with Just Beyond Daybreak, fleshed it out and made it longer, but the story was there without that.

In the end a novella is a great choice for those busy readers. You don't have to give up the long novels, but with the "novel lite" you can enjoy even more reading set to your schedule.

So, let me know what you think. Novellas: Yay or Nay?


Peace and Love

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Free Short Story and Book Release

On the 15th Blood Hunt, the second short story in the After the Saving Grace Saga, will be release.


Blood Hunt 



Mia Tordou, a reluctant witch, just wants to live a normal life in her backwater fishing cabin, but there are those who would rather see her run off than left alone. Comfortable in her swamp home, she avoids conflict when she can. Still, someone’s called in the Federal Bureau of Paranormal Affairs to remove her.

Agent Dylon Walker doesn’t just work for Paranormal Affairs, he’s also a witch and desperate to keep the peace between the magical communities and everyone else. When he is called down to the Louisiana he didn’t expect to find a sheltered witch being tormented. Now he’ll do whatever he can to help.

Releases Sept. 15, 2018 @ Amazon




Freebie


Lizzy is on the hunt for her mate and it has led her to a hidden tribe of skinwalkers in the middle of the desert. Walking among the native people and finally starting to feel like she might have found a place for herself, Lizzy has no idea of the trouble that waiting just beyond the rocks.

Rodney, an agent with the Federal Bureau of Paranormal Affairs, is on the trail of the skinwalkers. He has a message and an offer of help, but he didn't expect to find his mate mingling with the tribe. Now with a group of rouge hunters heading their way, Rodney will do whatever he can to keep the tribe and Lizzy safe.

What happens when an alpha takes an omega for a mate?

Available @ Amazon for free from Sept. 15 until Sept. 19 





And it's all in celebration and extras for the lovely readers. 

Coming in October, just in time for some Halloween fun, Fire Hunt, the finial story in the Saving Grace Saga will be available in print.



Julia was dedicated to the cause, even though she was marked a traitor by her own kind for becoming a Federal Witch Hunter. When her partner captures a man from her past, Julia must make a choice: Let the witch be tortured, or blow her cover and go with plan B.

All Edmund wanted was to help the magical community and escape his extremist lifestyle. Instead he was setup and captured by Witch Hunters. Cut off from his magic and held prisoner, Edmund didn’t think things could get worse. Then Julia struts into his holding cell with an escape plan.




Available in print October 15th

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Midweek Tease: Fox Hunt


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I haven’t been able to do much over the summer, but school is back in and I’m back at the computer full time. Just in time for a MidweekTease. To celebrate Fox Hunt, book 2 in the Saving Grace Saga, going to print I’ve pulled a scene between Dilly and Mike. These two werewolves are getting comfortable and relaxing with a video game. Enjoy!




Fox Hunt snippet:
   Nudging his shoulder with her own, Dilly confidently said, “We’re gonna get it this time.” The level started over, and both Dilly and Mike were completely lost in it. Waving her hands about as she raced the game, Dilly didn’t even realize her shoulder was still pressed to Mike’s. When Dilly’s game character blew up into a large bubble after smacking a wall of thorns, Dilly let out an aggravated growl, dropped her controller into her lap, and turned to encourage the man sitting next to her. “Come on, Mike. You can get it.”
   Cheering him on as he raced through the last part of the level, Dilly tensed up in anticipation. A rush of triumph filled her as the little character jumped at the crystal and smashed it. Throwing her hands up, Dilly screamed, “You did it!”
   “Heck, yeah,” Mike said, dropping his controller. Before he could say anything else, Dilly found herself wrapping her arms around his neck and kissing him. It was rushed, and Dilly quickly pulled back with a big smile on her face, which disappeared when she realized what she’d done. She’d been so happy about beating that stupid level, she’d made a move on Mike.
   Mike, the strange male wolf who had wondered into town looking for his mate. Mike, the guy Dilly had tried to convince to leave her alone. Mike, the man who sat beside her with a big Cheshire cat grin on his face.


That’s the snippet. Hope it intrigued. Follow the link below to find out more about Fox Hunt and don’t forget to hop over to the other great blogs to find more great authors and stories!


Living a nomadic lifestyle, Dilly is accustomed to being on the move, but the Federal Witch Hunters are after more than broken wands. Now they’re hunting for wolf pelts, and Dilly and her family are in their sights. Dilly must choose to charge to her family’s rescue or rely on a man she just met.
Leader of his werewolf bloodline, Mike travels across the country in search of a family traveling through the Southern Appalachian Mountains. Finding his mate in the headstrong Dilly, Mike is faced with the possibility of war with not only the burners but his own mate.


Find it on Amazon!