Thank You Rebel Followers!

Dear friends, Hello again! I have returned from my exotic Hawaii vacation refreshed, rejuvenated, and raring to go right back again. Seriously, my Zen took a huge hit upon reentering the big city. Apparently, I am still a small town girl at heart. Oh well… one day. I wanted to write a quick note to thank my Rebel Court followers out loud for signing up for Catch Me. Your response has touched my heart, and I’m saving each and every one of them (which is  usually pretty creepy, but I’m a writer so I get a pass 😉 ). Your packages are all ready to go out in the mail tomorrow, so you should be getting them soon. 🙂 If you liked it, I hope you will tell your friends. I’m still doing this similar deal for the next book in the series, Dearest Love, except that one will be sent […]

Blood Hunt Release Date

Good morning and happy Friday! A quick announcement for your pre-weekend today. Last Sunday, I sent out a Newsletter with a full chapter of Blood Hunt and its official release date.  That chapter won’t be reposted anywhere else. Sorry if anyone missed it. I did promise that my Newsletters would be worth it for those who signed up. If you’re not on the mailing list yet, you can add yourself here. The good news is, I will be posting the release date for Blood Hunt. But before I get to that, some news to share: Blood Moons is doing wonderfully its first week. Both the digital and print versions are now available across the board at online retailers around the world, and it has found a home with readers in Canada, Australia, Great Britain, and even Germany! I happen to think that’s pretty awesome. 😀 The next release, Blood Trails, […]

The Royal Wizard and Dragonblood Series

Curious things have been happening of late. Ever since I began posting “Dragonborn” news, excerpts, and images on my Facebook page, I’ve had fans of The Elder Scrolls game franchise commenting on the similarities between my book and the games. It surprised me somewhat, because I am not a gamer, and had never heard of these games before the first comments started pouring in. On their warnings and advice, I did a little research into the matter. What I discovered was that there are no similarities in the structure, plot, or characters between my books and the popular RPG games, other than their being high fantasy and including dragons and other classical creatures of fantasy and mythology. That’s the good news. The bad news, and the source of all these comments, is that the game creators had apparently Trademarked the name “Dragonborn” as a person with the soul and blood […]

What Makes A Hero(ine)? A wee rant in defense of one

If actions speak louder than words, why do we fall in love with book characters who do horrible things, simply because we know their intentions are good? Especially in Romance, the hero is usually a man with a past (or even present) filled with many violent deeds that would make us run for safety if we couldn’t see into his thoughts (translate: in real life). But everyone instinctively trusts in him, because we expect the story to have a happy ending–through his actions. Why is that?

Introducing: The #Wolfen Hula Babe

Dear friends and readers, I’ve been sitting on this for quite a while, debating the wisdom of dipping my feet into something like this, and in the end decided I’d rather do one thing well, than a thousand things poorly. For those of you who’ve already read Wolfen, you might recognize this little hula gal as the secret Aiden had stashed in the side compartment of his car. You might also recognize the quote as Aiden’s signature Zen philosophy on life. It has become my adopted motto in life as well, and the Hula Babe has become a de facto mascot for this book. I originally put her on a mug solely for myself (and you may have seen pictures of it on my Facebook page) and kept her a well kept secret until now, waiting to see how Wolfen the book would be received before I did anything dramatic and over the […]

#Wolfen is here… pre-order now!

A little over a year in the making, my baby is finally finished and set loose upon the world! In a manner of speaking… After 9 months of intensive writing, a month of self-edits and 3 more in professional edits, Wolfen has emerged at 185,000 words, 69 chapters, and a whole lot of awesome. And the best part: It’s now available for pre-order at Smashwords and Amazon (with other outlets to follow very soon)! For those of you impatient to sink your teeth into it, you can read the first 20% of the book at the Smashwords link. You’ll meet some pretty out-there characters within its pages, and maybe sleep with the lights on for a few nights. Or not. You know, whatever floats your boat. 😉 Beginning December 1st, I will be posting fun little Wolfen-related things daily leading up to the official release date on December 21st, so […]