Teaser from Prince of Deceit

I had planned to wait until later to share this, but am apparently incapable of the slightest smidgen of patience. So here is a teaser from my next planned release, Prince of Deceit. 🙂 Enjoy!

(Yes, that is my voice narrating.)

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Book Signings Pre-Order Form Live

A quick check-in to announce that the pre-order form for my two book signings this year is now live! 🙂 Since I’ll be sharing a table at both events, I’ll be limited for space and won’t be able to stock all of my 12 print titles for the events. I have chosen a few (including Helena) that I’ll definitely have in stock. The rest are available for pre-order, and I’ll only bring as many of those as get ordered. 🙂 If you’re attending one of the events, use this form to pre-order the books you would like to get signed: http://bit.ly/ADPreOrder2019.

I am currently hard at work on Prince of Deceit, which is now at about 80,000 words in length. To give you a basis for comparison, The Royal Wizard came in at 103,000 words, and Dragonblood at 120,000. I anticipate this one will be somewhere between those two, so I’m getting close to the finish line! There is a possibility I may finish it in time to have copies available at one or both of the signings as well but, since the timing depends in large part on edits, I can’t make any promises on that score. I would rather take a little extra time to make sure it’s done right than rush it to have something on the table. I will share updates as things progress a little more.

Until next time!


Event Details


Indy Author Event
Hosted by Saints and Sinners Books
September 14, 2019  12:15-5pm (VIP Check-in at 11:15)
Indianapolis Marriot East
7202 E 21st St
Indianapolis, IN 46219

Tickets*: $15 (General Admission) $25 (VIP Admission) Purchase here.

*Tickets must be purchased ahead of time via Eventbrite. Tickets will not be sold at the door.


Sweet as a Peach Author Event
October 5, 2019 1-5pm (VIP admission at 12pm)
Forsyth Conference Center at Lanier Technical College
3410 Ronald Reagan Boulevard
Cumming, GA 30041

Tickets: $10 (General Admission) $25 (VIP Admission) Purchase here.


Welcome to 2019

A short post before I get back to work. 🙂

Last year didn’t go as planned for me, so this year I’ll be making some changes. The first is that I am officially on hiatus from Facebook. For the foreseeable future, I will only post updates here and send out my Newsletter. And I have a special announcement ready to go out in the next couple of weeks, so if you haven’t yet, sign up for my newsletter here.

The plan for now is to get ready for the book signings later this year and focus on writing. Prince of Deceit is my next planned release. No release date to announce yet, but I am working hard on getting it done. For now, I have added a preview chapter to the book’s page so it doesn’t look so empty over there. 🙂

And now I’m off to my writing den again. Until next time!

Authorly Update

Greetings, friends! I come to you with a State of the Author address to catch you up on what’s happening in Land Donnelly. 🙂

For those who missed it, the Sweetest Kiss eBook is now available world wide. If you’ve already read it, tell others what you thought of it by leaving a rating or review. There’s tons of controversy surrounding reviews of late, but they really do have an impact, so thank you to everyone who’s already rated or reviewed one of my books. Even if you hated it. 🙂

An announcement here: The first three stories in this series are now available for pre-order in print, as well. 🙂 Their official publication date is August 30, 2018. I already got my author copies, and they look even better in print than they do on screen. I plan to do the same with the remaining stories as well. Four more rebels need to tell their tale, and I can’t wait!

Another big thing will be happening on August 30, 2018: The Royal Wizard will officially come out on audio! I finished the proofing yesterday and approved the files for production. The supremely talented Rachel Hine did such an amazing job bringing it to life. The little sample I shared doesn’t even do it justice. I absolutely love it, and that’s saying a lot, since audiobooks aren’t usually my thing. I hope you’ll check it out.

Last but not least, I’ve made a commitment to myself that my next book to be published will be Prince of Deceit, come hell or high water. This book has been a long time coming, and I know there are a lot of people eagerly waiting for its release. I’m sorry it’s taking me so long. All my good intentions went out the window in the last two years because of general life complications. I won’t bore you with the details, but suffice it to say I got slammed with issues from all fronts: day job, family, and personal health, and all of it combined made it really difficult to focus on a book this complex.

I’m back in the saddle now, making slow but steady progress and I’m hoping to have it finished in time for a 2019 release, if all goes according to plan. Considering my pace so far, and knowing how long the edits will take, that’s an ambitious goal, but it gives me something to aim for.  In the mean time, here’s a little excerpt from my progress so far:

I will have a new post up soon on my Ask Alianne page, continuing the How-To of self-publishing an Audiobook through Findaway Voices for anyone interested to know how it works. But now that I have some time to actually write, I think I’ll do that first. 🙂

Until next time!