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 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


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