Re-Release: THE RED BARN

Hello All!

On the heels of Over the River, I give you THE RED BARN 🙂 This is a short story told in the POV of a malicious ghost. It is in the Isles and West world, but has none of the characters from those books.

The Red Barn will be a free read on Kobo and B&N, and $0.99 on Amazon (Amazon won’t let me put it up for free). I will add links as it goes lives.

KOBO ~ BARNES & NOBLE

AMAZON

Blurb:

When a ghost reaches her limit with an unwanted guest, there’s no telling what Hell will arise.

I have escaped my afterlife for over two centuries, locking my spirit into the old red barn. There have been many owners since my death, but none have ever given me as much strength as the new male owner.

There’s just one problem- his wife.

She is unbearable to me. One of us has to go, and it sure as Hell isn’t going to be me.

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Re-Release: Over the River

Happy Wednesday!

Over the River is again available!

AMAZON ~ KOBO ~ B&N

BLURB:

Down a snowy dirt road, in a farmhouse filled with death and fear, there is a woman…

The Weatherby Mills history books paint Joslyn Faust as a kind and generous woman who was willing to help any of her neighbors in need. Weatherby Mills lore, however, holds her ghost responsible for the deaths of four men.

Delilah Isles knows all the legends of the tri-towns: from the friendliest and nastiest of ghosts, to the dangerous and terrifying beasts and beings of the Dark and Glory. So when the case of the Faust Homestead lands on her desk, she is both intrigued and skeptical.

Working for the New England Spirit Society, she and her partner, Milly West, have seen spirits and non-human entities commit many brutal attacks. After all, the N.E.S.S. only investigates the most violent and disturbing cases. However, even with the four assaults contributed to Joslyn Faust, Delilah isn’t certain the case is truly N.E.S.S. material. That all changes the first time she and Milly set foot on the Faust property and witness firsthand just how vicious the celebrated townswoman’s spirit can be.

BOOK TRAILER:

 

I am planning on putting these up on iBooks, so stay tuned for that link!

A Little Of This, A Little Of That

Happy Sunday! Just a few odds and ends to keep you up to date 🙂

*I am working on getting Over the River back up for sale as well as The Red Barn. I’m hoping by the end of the month/beginning of December to have both up.

I plan on putting The Red Barn up for free since it is a short story 🙂

*I just finished the first round of revisions on Sera’s first book, and will be starting another round today. I really like writing from her POV and am excited to start her second book. I will announce a title soon.

The plan at this point is to self-publish the Isles and West series as well Sera’s books. I will publish the first three books first, then release a box set of them. After that, I will publish Sera’s book so you are not waiting too long for the next book 🙂 I’m hoping to have Sera’s book out by the end of January/beginning of February of 2019.

I am also working on Delilah and Milly’s next book, which will release after Sera’s arc is finished.

*I am taking part in an anthology (will announce when I can) that will release next October. I am excited to share the story with you! I just started writing it and I can already see at least two novels in that world.

*Also in the works is another, lighter series in the I&W world~ I call them my Dark Cozy Mysteries 🙂 The first book is finished and I’m working on the second.

*I have started work on an upper YA/NA urban fantasy book. It’s moving a little slowly, but that’s okay. I really like the main character and the world. I think that series will start as a novella and then have at least two full-length books that follow.

In other news:

Some of you who have been following me for a while will know that I am a tea lover. I just ordered myself a brand new teapot and a bunch of tea (because I am really low at the moment on loose leaf tea). I’ll share a picture when it gets here because I think it’s beautiful ❤

Yesterday I made gingerbread granola for the first time and it came out wicked good! I’ve never made granola that way (only the chewy granola bars) so I’m excited that it came out so well. It’s also baking season for me so I’ve been baking cookies and bread (apple fritter bread!) and pie. I made a pumpkin pie for the second time- and on my own without help- and that came out so well. I was pretty pleased with myself, as it was a custard and I’ve never made custard before.

Snow has arrived in Vermont and, though I am not a fan of driving in snowstorms (as many are not), it is definitely pretty ❤

I’m going to leave you with a book recommendation. Back in October, The Dream Gatherer by Kristen Britain released, and I am so excited that I finally got my copy! I love the Green Rider series (though, certain things in book 6 did not make me happy), and this new release is in that world. I highly recommend this series for fantasy fans. It is one of the few series that I will buy in hardcover and they are worth the read (in my opinion, of course 🙂 ).

click on cover to go to Penguin’s book page for buy links

Ghoultown Re-Release

Happy Thursday!

I have a special announcement today 🙂 Ghoultown~ an Isles and West novella~ is being re-released! Right now, it has gone live on Kobo, but I will post links as it goes live elsewhere.

Kobo ~ Amazon ~ Barnes and Noble

Blurb:

Boston is on its knees: one hundred sixteen infected, eighty-two dead. There is no sign that the attacks from the Dark will stop anytime soon.

In training with the FBI’s Reaper Team, Delilah Dalton and Milly Shores—two nineteen year olds with gifts to deal with the dead and the Dark—are caught up in the gruesome case. A case that will push their abilities to the limit.

If the team can’t stop the killing soon, South Boston will be nothing but a blood-drenched feeding ground for dark beasts.

 

Book Trailer:

 

This is my first time self-publishing, and luckily I have experienced people walking me through the process (thank you Skyla Dawn Cameron!). If all goes well this round, I will re-release the full-length books as well as my short story, The Red Barn. Hopefully that will happen by the end of this year.

In the meantime, please enjoy Ghoultown once again! I did a light edit, so only a few minor changes have been made. In series news, I am revising Sera’s first novel, which I hope to have ready once the other three are released. That way you all get a new book right off the bat 🙂 I am also working on the new Delilah and Milly novel.

Have a great day!

Tuck Houston Series

Just a quick Monday post 🙂

THE DAMNED is on sale for $0.99!

click the image to go to Amazon

 

PATH TO DAMNATION is now an audiobook~ grab your copy!

AMAZON ~ AUDIBLE iTUNES

 

THE ARENA is now available~ grab your copy!

Evernight Publishing ~ Barnes and Noble ~ Smashwords ~ iTunes

Amazon Kobo

 

The Tuck Houston series is one that I love deeply, and wish to continue. There are at least five books to conclude Tuck’s arc. I plan on self-pubbing the last two and am working on book four now.

Have a great Monday!!!

Hit Refresh

Happy Tuesday!

I’ve officially been on vacation since I left work last Friday 🙂 The first three days were spent traveling. I went to a place I’ve never been before but have always wanted to go: Sleepy Hollow, NY and Tarrytown, NY.

I had a great time! I learned so much about the history of the towns and Washington Irving~ I am still in awe of what I learned about Irving and his life and career. The trip was so refreshing for me as a person as well as the geek and horror lover in me.

We visited Irving’s home and grounds. It’s a beautiful home, and one that I wouldn’t mind living in myself. The energy inside was warm and welcoming, so much so that I could just see myself sitting down to dinner with him or sitting in his study writing with him in the room.

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Not the greatest photo, but I loved the architecture, the design, of the home. I could totally live there!

We also visited the Sleepy Hollow Cemetery and Old Dutch Church/Burying Ground. We did a small, one hour tour as well walking around on our own the last day we were there for three hours. The time was well spent. The history alone, of how both the Old Dutch Burying Grounds and the Sleepy Hollow Cemetery formed and got their names, and how both tied into the legend as well as the tie to Washington Irving (who he was as a person and as an author).

The Old Dutch Burying Grounds are hallowed ground, which in many legends means that ghosts cannot walk upon said ground. That is why in the Legend of Sleepy Hollow, Ichabod was trying to get onto the Old Dutch grounds. The Sleepy Hollow Cemetery is non-denominational.

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Washing Irving’s headstone. This is not the original headstone that once stood. He is buried with relatives, as he never married.

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This is the Old Dutch Church.

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Andrew Carnegie’s gravesite.

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There were many beautiful mausoleums and headstones. All of them had their own beauty and energy. 

During the tour we got to see the inside of the receiving vault. I only took a few pictures, but I did like this touch 🙂 The show Dark Shadows had scenes in the cemetery~ in the picture is a photo of Barnabas Collins.

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Another highlight was the Sleepy Hollow Lighthouse (also known as the Tarrytown Lighthouse and Kingsland Point Lighthouse). Construction surrounded the lighthouse so we couldn’t get as close as I’d hoped, but it was still beautiful to see. The park was nice and had great views 🙂

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One of the other highlights of the trip happened during the cemetery tour. A mated pair of hawks was perched not too far overhead near Irving’s grave. They were beautiful! And it was such a treat to see 🙂

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How did this all affect me as an author? The energy and experiences of the drive down and back (no stress at all on the driving down and back!) as well as what I saw and learned on the trip was so refreshing that I as a person feel wonderful, and as an author I feel like someone hit the refresh button. I have so many ideas and am so excited to write! The trip also brought clarity to what was wrong with the books that I’d gotten stuck on, that the plot wouldn’t move forward so I set them aside, and now I can go back and finish those books! ❤ ❤ ❤

If you’ve never been to Sleepy Hollow and Tarrytown but really want to go, I highly recommend it. I can’t wait to go back and see what we didn’t have time to on this trip!