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I have a fellow author to thank for this one, so thank you, Randy Brown, for inspiring this story. Function {LIVE;} (note the correct coding syntax) was supposed to be a short story I’d planned on publishing on my blog. It turned into a 9,600 story with a really freaking awesome cover page, which I just couldn’t allow to go to waste. So I figured, why not make it widely available?

And so, about 5 minutes ago, that was exactly what I did. The short story (novelette?) is now available at Smashwords for FREE, and I expect it to migrate to most other outlets as well very soon. You’ll find the links on the book’s page when they become available. Unfortunately, it is unlikely I will be making this one available on Amazon, since they frown upon Indie freebies, and I already have one on there toeing the ToS line, so for now at least, if you read on Kindle, and you want to have this story on your Kindle, you may need to download the MOBI version of the file from Smashwords.

BlurbSoftware updates are a standard operational routine for XR-47, aka James. As an Artificial Household Assistant, James receives periodic updates both from his manufacturer and his software engineer owner. Nothing special. Until one batch file changes everything. Where do we draw the line between artificial intelligence and autonomous evolution? Can robots truly live, or even comprehend the complexity of what it involves? James is about to find out.

Enjoy!

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A Birthday Gift From Me To You

Yes, it really is my birthday today, and yes I really do have a gift for you. 🙂

For one day only, ALL of my books are FREE at Smashwords! Each book has a unique coupon code associated with it, which you’ll see when you click on the book’s page. You’ll need to enter that code at check-out to redeem. This promotion is not available at other retailers, but it’s also not limited to quantity while it’s running, so feel free to share with all your friends!

Here’s the link to my Author Profile where you can find all of my books at once. Or, to make it easier, here are the individual books:

Dragonblood (high fantasy romance)

  1. The Royal Wizard
  2. Dragonblood

The Beast (dark-ish fantasy, Beauty and The Beast)

  1. Bastien
  2. The Beast
  3. The Beast Series (includes both novellas in one)

Blood and Shadows (sci-fi futuristic paranormal romance)

  1. Blood Moons
  2. Blood Trails
  3. Blood Debts
  4. Blood Hunt

The Rebel Court (fantasy erotic romance, Snow White)

  1. Catch Me

Stand-Alone (various genres)

Book News

An update on what’s going on in the book world of moi:

Virtual is now FREE wherever eBooks are sold. If you haven’t read it yet, this is a quirky little novella with elements of contemporary romance, sci-fi, and thriller. You’ll laugh, you’ll gasp, you’ll never look at your toaster the same way again. Go on, give it a try! You can even leave a review if you’re feeling adventurous. 😉

The Blood and Shadows series is also on sale. The first three books are priced at $0.99, $1.99, and $2.99 respectively. This one is all sci-fi, shape shifters,  and mind readers, falling in love, having hot sex, and trying to save the world. Okay, that last is a bit of a stretch, but you get what I mean.

Next up in The Rebel Court series is Dearest Love, which just got sent off to my lovely editor. I am in love with this one! Beau and Lily have history together, and their chemistry is just amazing. If you signed up for this erotic romance series mailing list, you’ll automatically be getting Dearest Love, starting August 1, 2017. One chapter per day, as promised.

If you haven’t signed up yet, do it now, because once the first chapter goes out, all other sign ups will have to wait until the next book in the series to get in on the action. As with Catch Me, the novella will become available for purchase as a complete eBook after the last chapter is sent, so if you don’t want to parcel it out, feel free to wait. But I gotta tell you, there are perks to being on that mailing list. *hint hint*

And last but not least, look for a new Here There Be Monsters short story in the next few days. If you missed the previous ones, there’s a handy list of links in the sidebar for your reference. Sometimes the summers get pretty hot, so I figure why not cool off with some macabre/horror chills? 😉

Until next time!

Farewell to The Blood Series

Dear friends, followers, and readers,

The last few years have been an amazing ride for me. My writerly journey has taken me to some beautiful places, and it all started with Liquid Silver Books taking me, a complete newbie, under its wing, and making my dreams of being a published author come true.

Now, after a happy 5-year association, for which LSB will always have my undying thanks, I have had to make the decision every writer comes to eventually: to do what is best for me and my books. I love LSB dearly, and always will. They have been nothing but supportive of my efforts to bring my books to readers everywhere. However, having spent the last three years experimenting with self-publishing, it has become clear to me that this is the path I want to take. And so, with my heart full of gratitude, I announce my departure from Liquid Silver Books in order to become a fully self-published author.

On August 31, 2015, Blood Moons, Blood Trails, and Blood Debts, the first three novels of The Blood Series, will be taken down from the virtual shelves, marking the end of an era for me.

September 27, 2010 was the date Blood Moons first appeared online. September 27, 2015 will be the date it will make its reappearance as the first Blood and Shadows novel to be independently published in both digital and print format. October 10 will mark the re-release of Blood Trails as book 2 in the Blood and Shadows series. It will be followed by book 3,  Blood Debts on October 24, 2015. All of this will lead up to the debut of Blood Hunt, the fourth Blood and Shadows novel, this winter (actual release date to be announced). And yes, for the first time ever, all of them will be available in print as well.

For the many of you who have already purchased and read these books, know that there will be no changes made to the plots, barring a handful of words here and there, and some corrections to leftover errors. The only telling difference is the series name and the covers. Each book will also be enrolled in the Amazon MatchBook program to give you a significant discount on the eBooks when you purchase both digital and print versions.

So, my honored friends, I would now like to bid farewell to The Blood Series:

Blood Moons  Blood Trails  Blood Debts  BloodHunt

And (re)introduce you to the books of Blood and Shadows:

NewBloodMoons  NewBloodTrails  NewBloodDebts  NewBloodHunt

With the caveat that there might possibly be more of them to come in the future. Plot bunnies… They just snuck up on me.

Thank you to everyone who has and continues to support my writing. It means the world to me that readers all over the world are enjoying the stories I write.

Until next time!

**If you enjoy the books you read, consider leaving a review. It helps books get discovered, and keeps authors doing what they do best–bringing you the stories you love. Thank you for supporting authors everywhere!**

Anniversary eBook Sale

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We’re getting close to the Anniversary Chat Party! There have already been two giveaways and a couple of sneak peeks at the Facebook Event Page, with are more on the way! There is still time to join us, if you haven’t already. The best is yet to come, this Saturday, September 27, from 5-7pm PDT.

Now Liquid Silver Books has gone on on the action. For this week only, The Blood Series is 60% off at the LSB Storefront! Read all three books in the series for roughly the price of two. Check it out here: http://www.lsbooks.com/the-blood-c372.php Sale ends September 28, so don’t wait too long 😉

Grab The Blood Series!

Blood Moons  Blood Trails Blood Debts

But wait, there’s more! For this week only, get The Royal Wizard and The Beast Series at Smashwords.com for only $0.99! See below for links and coupon codes to redeem.

Grab Alianne’s Indie Books!

The Royal Wizard Code: WV45Q
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The Beast Series Code: JY38Y