Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! I thought I’d do a little round up of 2016.

* Ghoultown was re-released on January 21, 2016.

*A Taste So Bittersweet was released on May 2, 2016.

*Over the River was re-released on May 18, 2016.

*The Duchess was released on August 19, 2016.

*The Red Barn was re-released on October 23, 2016.

*Aequitas was released on December 14, 2016.

Whew! Here’s hoping 2017 is as fruitful a year for writing as 2016 🙂 Thank you all for coming along for the ride, for buying the books, and reviewing them ❤

I wish you all a safe and happy New Year’s. I hope for nothing but love, joy, and happiness for all of you ❤ 🙂

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Wallpaper and Updates

Happy Friday! No Fantasy Friday today (I will post one next week). I do hope you’re all enjoying Aequitas!

Revisions for the dark cozy mystery are going well. I’m hoping to be able to submit by the end of the year. This book is in the Isles and West world, but with different characters/town (still in Vermont, though 🙂 ), and it’s not as dark with a dash more romance. I think you will all really like this one!

In other news, I’ve made up the new wallpaper for Aequitas for your desktops 🙂 Enjoy!

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Release Day: Aequitas

Amazon has set Aequitas out into the world!  Go forth, and read Delilah and Milly’s latest adventure 🙂 ❤

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Two families. Over two centuries. Countless victims.

 It all comes down to this…

Delilah Isles has been waiting for the Tay family to make their move, and when they do the cost is a heavy one. They attack the young daughter of a close family friend, which forces Delilah to go up the mountain and start the investigation that has been two centuries in the making.

The Tays have been planning the moment of battle since their deaths, and Delilah knows that she and Milly won’t be able to fight the Tays on their own. But calling in backup brings unexpected consequences. Consequences that Delilah could never have imagined.

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Cover Reveal: Aequitas

Here it is, the beautiful cover for Aequitas (Isles and West #3) ❤ ❤ ❤

This one is coming at you THIS FRIDAY, 12/16/2016!

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Two families. Over two centuries. Countless victims.

 It all comes down to this…

Delilah Isles has been waiting for the Tay family to make their move, and when they do the cost is a heavy one. They attack the young daughter of a close family friend, which forces Delilah to go up the mountain and start the investigation that has been two centuries in the making.

The Tays have been planning the moment of battle since their deaths, and Delilah knows that she and Milly won’t be able to fight the Tays on their own. But calling in backup brings unexpected consequences. Consequences that Delilah could never have imagined.

Series Saturday: Kristen Britain

Hello all 🙂 This isn’t going to be a normal Series Saturday, as I’ve already done a Fantasy Friday on Kristen Britain. However, her publisher just did a cover reveal for book six, Firebrand, and I’m so excited- can’t wait to read this one!

click on cover to go to Amazon to pre-order

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Zachary Davriel Hillander, High King of Sacoridia, rues how much he has had to give up to lead his realm, including the freedom to live and love as he chooses. When an embassy from Eletia arrives to propose a joint venture between their realms to seek out an old ally in the north, he is dismayed to learn that the one Sacoridian they have in mind to accompany their guide is the woman he truly loves but cannot have: Green Rider Karigan G’ladheon.
Karigan has only just returned from a dark future where Sacoridia has been conquered and is ruled by a despotic emperor, and she has not recovered in heart or mind. As if that is not enough, the castle ghosts won’t leave her alone. Though Zachary is loath to part from her so soon after her return, he knows she is the best choice to undertake the mission to the north.

Each step on their journey places Karigan and her companions closer to enemy territory and danger, for northward lie the forces of Second Empire, Sacoridia’s longtime foe, and Grandmother, the necromantic leader of Second Empire, has not been idle. She uses her magic to summon a wild elemental spirit to wreak havoc upon Zachary and his wife, Queen Estora. At first the Sacoridians succeed in fending off the creature, but it so covets Estora that it can’t stay away. It abducts Zachary, assuming his form and his place at Estora’s side—but when it is finally ousted, Zachary is still missing. Estora, alone and heavy with twins, must prepare her realm for the coming conflict from the confines of her bedchamber.

Meanwhile, the danger only deepens for Karigan and her companions as they journey north. When she finds herself caught in the midst of a clash between forces, Karigan must rescue and protect her king before she falls into a trap set by Grandmother—a trap that could give Second Empire the power to control the dead and all the demons of the hells.

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I’ve never been shy about my opinion of Zachary and Karigan. I do not like them as couple, and I don’t think Zachary deserves her, or honestly truly loves her. That’s part of the reason I loved Mirror Sight so much- because Karigan got the chance to love someone, and realize that she could open her heart to someone else.

I’m excited to see how she is after the events in Mirror Sight, and to see how Estora is doing being pregnant with twins but still having to rule the realm.

Waiting for this is book is killing me!

Series Saturday: Jill Kismet

Hello my awesome readers, and welcome to another Series Saturday! Before we get started, I just want to send out a reminder that my short story, The Legend of Old Jack, is up on Wattpad (FREE to read, but you have to have an account, which is also free :)) in the #TNTHorrorContest. You can read and vote here:

https://www.wattpad.com/user/haunted_october

Now, back to the series 😀

The Jill Kismet series by Lilith Saintcrow is one I absolutely love. I had just finished reading the Dante Valentine series by Lilith, and since I love Urban Fantasy, I couldn’t wait to give Jill a go.

She’s tough, and has had a rough go of it, but there was something that drew me to Jill and kept me anxiously awaiting the next book. Each book dug deeper into her world, and showed (not told me) why and how Jill is the way she is.

The secondary characters are strong, and have a pull all their own. Part of the draw to the series was that I wanted to know more about the characters that were around Jill- whether they were the good guys or the bad guys. I don’t always find that pull with series, and when that’s the case I normally stop reading at book three. But, happily, that wasn’t the case with the Jill Kismet series 🙂

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When things go bump in the night, I bump back. Hard.

Every city has a hunter — someone brave enough, tough enough, and fearless enough to take on the nightside. Santa Luz is lucky. They’ve got Jill Kismet. With a hellbreed mark on her wrist and a lot of silverjacket ammo, she’s fully trained and ready to take on the world.

Except the world isn’t the problem. The problem is hellbreed thinking they can run her town, and a clutch of nightmarish murders. It looks like a rogue Were is killing his way through Santa Luz, and he’s got help. So does Jill–but help isn’t what this new hunter needs. She needs a miracle. But miracles are in short supply. Better stick with more ammo…

Welcome to the Night Shift…

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Another night on the Nightside… An ancient evil looms over Santa Luz. Prostitutes are showing up dead and eviscerated. And Jill Kismet just might be able to get her revenge against an old enemy.

There’s just one problem. Someone wants Jill dead–again. And if they have to open up Hell itself to kill her, they will.

Sometimes, even when you’re Jill Kismet, you don’t have a prayer…

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Some cases are unusual – even for Jill Kismet.

When her police contact asks her to look into a “suicide”, she suddenly finds herself in a labyrinth of deception, drugs, murder — and all-too-human corruption. The cops are her allies, except for the ones who want her dead. The hellbreed are her targets, except for the ones who might know what’s going on. Her city is in danger, time is running out, and each lead only draws her deeper.

How far will a hunter go when her city — and her friends — are on the line?

Just far enough.

Step into Redemption Alley…

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The Cirque de Charnu has come.

They will clean out the demons and the suicides, and move on. As long as they stay within the rules, Jill Kismet can’t deny them entry. But she can watch–and if they step out of line, she’ll send them packing.

When Cirque performers start dying grotesquely, Kismet has to find out why, or the fragile truce won’t hold and her entire city will become a carnival of horror. She also has to play the resident hellbreed power against the Cirque to keep them in line, and find out why ordinary people are needing exorcisms. And then there’s the murdered voodoo practitioners, and the zombies.

An ancient vengeance is about to be enacted. The Cirque is about to explode. And Jill Kismet is about to find out some games are played for keeps…

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When a new hellbreed comes calling, playing nice isn’t an option. Jill Kismet has no choice but to seek treacherous allies – Perry, the devil she knows, and Melisande Belisa, the cunning Sorrows temptress whose true loyalties are unknown.

Kismet knows Perry and Belisa are likely playing for the same thing–her soul. It’s just too bad, because she expects to beat them at their own game. Except their game is vengeance.

Nobody plays vengeance like Kismet. But if the revenge she seeks damns her, her enemies might get her soul after all…

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Jill Kismet is back from the grave in this explosive conclusion to Lilith Saintcrow’s urban fantasy series.

She wakes up in her own grave. She doesn’t know who put her there, she doesn’t know where she is, and she has no friends or family.

She only knows two things: She has a job to do: cleansing the night of evil. And she knows her name.

Jill Kismet.

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If you love Urban Fantasy and haven’t read these books yet, I highly recommend them. This series is one of the best UF series I’ve come across- it easily sits in the top five on my list.

No spoilers on this one, but I will say that the ending of book four is one of the best I’ve ever read and it had my heart in my throat for a long time. It made waiting for the last book nearly impossible.

So go out and grab these books- you won’t regret it!

Happy Reading!