Happy National Book Lovers Day!
With the recent release of Dark Scorpio (I hope you’re all enjoying it!), I thought it would be a good time to let you now what’s coming down the pipe 🙂
*Sera’s first book: is in the final round of revisions before I send it to an editor. I’m hoping for a December/January release date.
*The Blood Queen novella: second round of revisions and then will be off to an editor. Hoping for an October/November release date. The cover is done (as you have all seen!), so all that’s left is the editing.
*YA Urban Fantasy: is chugging along at a nice pace! I’m so excited for this one 😀
*Dark Cozy: looking for a home at the moment, but I am considering self-publishing it. Book two is already 1/4 of the way written. I plan for this to be a trilogy.
*Tuck 4: is getting there. Taking longer than planned but I get the rights back to the first two books next year and am hoping to have book four done and ready to release not long after I re-release the first two.
*I have two short stories, three novellas, and four novels (including the first full-length book in the Dark Zodiac series) on my plate. All are writing very well!
I am hoping that the next year will be full of releases and some other good news. The cue is lining up~ your patience is appreciated and I’m so excited for you all to read the new stories!!!
Happy Sunday! Here is an excerpt from Dark Scorpio~ out now 🙂
AMAZON ~ KOBO ~ BARNES & NOBLE
copyright@October Weeks 2019
As the autopsy began, she opened her gift so she could see the Pisces and Scorpio signs on the victim. Nothing was out of the ordinary until the heart was removed. “Stop.”
Her breath caught as the image of a scorpion wrapped around the heart and then sank inside.
“What is it?” Sora asked.
“Pick up the heart, Asher, so that I can see it more clearly.”
He picked the heart up carefully and held it over the body.
The shape of a scorpion began to form again on the heart, almost as if someone was burning it on.
Sora cursed in Japanese, and though she didn’t understand a word of it, she caught the meaning well enough: ‘fucking hell and damnation’.
“The first heart did not do that,” Asher said.
As the Scorpio constellation began to sparkle like a ruby in sunlight, Autumn’s eyes narrowed. “That’s because the first victim wasn’t Zodiac gifted—this one is. She marked his soul. That’s why her trail disappeared so fast.” She met Sora’s dark gaze. “She’s using the Piscean energy to hide herself, using his soul to wipe the trail clean.”
I ended up releasing it early LOL
As soon as the book goes live on B&N, I will add that link~ enjoy!!!
AMAZON ~ KOBO ~ BARNES & NOBLE
So…that short story I was talking about? This is it! Dark Scorpio will be released next month and is the introduction to a new series 🙂
If they fail to save the city, the world will fall to darkness.
As an agent for the Supernatural Enforcement Agency’s Zodiac Unit, Autumn Kaine is used to the darker side of human nature. She investigates crimes that involve those gifted with the power of the Zodiac. But when she’s called into a case with the local police, even she is taken aback by the brutality of the attack.
That case turns out to be just the tip of the iceberg.
Gifted Zodiacs that thrive on the darker side of their power are starting to kill the signs they are most compatible with, and with each kill the darkness sinks deeper into the Heart of the city. The dark Scorpio Autumn is tracking is the key to stopping the bloodbath- and she is running out of time.
Once the Heart of Pandora turns completely dark, the entire world will turn with it.
Just a brief update on where my writing is at 🙂
*I am really close to being done with The Blood Queen. I am aiming for a September/October release date, though that depends on editing.
*Sera’s first book is still being revised. Almost done!
*Tuck 4~ kind of got off the tracks so I have gone back and read-through from the beginning. I think I know what happened and am in the process of fixing it. Still hoping to get it out this year.
*I have some finished, ready to go short stories that I’m planning on releasing soon! They need covers and formatting, but I’m hoping to get the first one out by end of July/August.
I, of course, have a bunch of ideas that have a few chapters each already written 😀 I work on whatever is loudest on Sundays and at the moment that’s The Blood Queen. I know it’s been awhile between releases but there is behind the scenes stuff happening and it’s slowed me down a bit. But rest assured, books are coming and I can’t wait for you to read them!
I’m going to leave you today with a poem from a short story I wrote in high school 🙂 The story would need major overhauling to be published today (I did write it for a senior project!), but the poem isn’t half bad. This came to me in Math class LOL
I have a surprise for you…
That novella I’ve been working on, that takes place in the Isles and West world? Here is the cover! Thanks so much to the wonderful Jay Aheer for the cover art ❤
This novella kicks off the Saint McGuinness series (three books planned thus far). More info to come, but for now~ the cover~
Long time, no post! My apologies ❤
My broken arm is still healing but it’s slowly getting better. Now that it’s making new bone and actually knitting back together the pain has lessened to a deep, constant ache. Physical therapy has been stepped up to get my shoulder moving again now that the doctor gave the okay.
A few announcements for the writing side of things:
*Tuck 4 is approaching 40k and still writing at a good clip. This book will more than likely be self-published, as I mentioned before. I get the rights back next March and April for the first two books in the series and when I do I will redo the covers (I love the current ones but I can’t keep those 😦 ), do a quick edit, and then put them back up. I’m hoping to have book four out before the end of the year.
*Sera’s first book is still being revised~ hoping for a late summer/early fall release.
*I am working on five other books that are in varying stages that I hope to have all writing by fall, and I believe I can do that with the swiftness I’ve been writing.
*I have a story in an anthology that is finished, been edited, and is now with the publisher. It is called DARK SCORPIO and will be released in October of this year. It is the start of a series, and yes, the first official book is part of the previously mentioned five that I’m working on 🙂
I will update you as things progress~ thank you for sticking with me!