Book Bundle!

Happy Wednesday, my lovelies! I’m excited to announce that my book, The Blood Queen, is part of a StoryBundle. To better explain what that is, here is a post from the wonderful Rhonda Parrish 🙂

https://storybundle.com/psychopomps

 

THE CROSSING THE VEIL BUNDLE

The Crossing the Veil Bundle – Curated by Rhonda Parrish

I’ve spent the last several years curating and editing short stories and poetry for anthologies and this year I’m very excited to expand that into curating books for a StoryBundle. I’m excited to share my first ever StoryBundle which is all about psychopomps and crossing the veil.

A couple years ago I stumbled across a word I’d never heard before — psychopomp. When I looked up its meaning I discovered that I’d been aware of the concept of a psychopomp for a long time, I just hadn’t known the word for it. A psychopomp is a being which acts as a guide for the souls of the recently departed, helping them move from this world to the next and occasionally carrying messages between the two.

It’s kind of impressive that I went so long without knowing the word psychopomp because I’ve always loved stories that involve crossing over from the world of the living to that of the dead. Always. As a kid we took Greek Mythology in school and while all the stories interested me it was those set in Hades that really fascinated me. I would seek them out and devour version after version. And as I grew, that never really changed. I still love stories set in the places we go after we die, or featuring characters that can cross between those worlds, which made choosing that as the topic for this StoryBundle an easy decision.

The Psychopomp/Crossing The Veil bundle includes fourteen books by eleven different authors. Excitingly, two of those books are short story collections which means there are actually far more than fourteen stories contained within all these digital pages.

Included are C. S. E. Cooney’s World Fantasy Award-winning book, Bone Swans, Nebula-nominated authors Beth Cato, Norton Award finalist Nicole Kornher-Stace, and NYT bestselling author Lilith Saintcrow. I could keep listing awards and recognitions, but you’re not here for them, right? You’re here for the stories.

And we’ve got them.

A woman grudgingly helping a ghost move on to the other side (so he’ll leave her alone)? Check.

A soul-devouring protagonist who has her life turned upside down by a harpy attack? Check.

Characters walking between worlds as casually as you and I cross the street? Check.

A snarky Newfoundland heroine dealing with an undead infestation in her hometown? Check (x3!)

A leucostic magpie with a lot of personality? Check.

There’s so much more. If, like me, you’re drawn to the stories about passing through the veil between worlds, or shepherding souls through it, this bundle is not one you’ll want to miss. And best of all, because it’s on StoryBundle, you get to set the price you want to pay.

And you can donate 10% of your purchase price to our charities, Mighty Writers and Girls Write Now, which aim to help foster the writers of tomorrow. Rhonda Parrish

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For StoryBundle, you decide what price you want to pay. For $5 (or more, if you’re feeling generous), you’ll get the basic bundle of four books in any ebook format—WORLDWIDE.

  • The Illuminated Heartby Thea van Diepen
  • Hollowby Rhonda Parrish
  • Archivist Waspby Nicole Kornher-Stace
  • The Spirit Caller Series – Books 1-3by Krista D. Ball

 

If you pay at least the bonus price of just $15, you get all four of the regular books, plus eight more more books, for a total of twelve!

  • The Undine’s Tearby Talena Winters
  • Soulllessby Skyla Dawn Cameron
  • The Blood Queenby October Weeks
  • Latchkeyby Nicole Kornher-Stace
  • The Markedby Lilith Saintcrow
  • Seeing the Lightby E.C. Bell
  • Bone Swansby C. S. E. Cooney
  • Red Dust and Dancing Horsesby Beth Cato

 

In case you didn’t notice that means for $15 you can get twelve books which include Archivist Wasp and its sequel Latchkey!

This bundle is available only for a limited time via http://www.storybundle.com. It allows easy reading on computers, smartphones, and tablets as well as Kindle and other ereaders via file transfer, email, and other methods. You get multiple DRM-free formats (.epub, .mobi) for all books!

It’s also super easy to give the gift of reading with StoryBundle, thanks to our gift cards – which allow you to send someone a code that they can redeem for any future StoryBundle bundle – and timed delivery, which allows you to control exactly when your recipient will get the gift of StoryBundle.

Why StoryBundle? Here are just a few benefits StoryBundle provides.

  • Get quality reads: We’ve chosen works from excellent authors to bundle together in one convenient package.
  • Pay what you want (minimum $5): Youdecide how much these fantastic books are worth. If you can only spare a little, that’s fine! You’ll still get access to a batch of exceptional titles.
  • Support authors who support DRM-free books: StoryBundle is a platform for authors to get exposure for their works, both for the titles featured in the bundle and for the rest of their catalog. Supporting authors who let you read their books on any device you want—restriction free—will show everyone there’s nothing wrong with ditching DRM.
  • Give to worthy causes: Bundle buyers have a chance to donate a portion of their proceeds to Mighty Writersand Girls Write Now!
  • Receive extra books: If you beat the bonus price, you’ll get the bonus books!

 

StoryBundle was created to give a platform for independent authors to showcase their work, and a source of quality titles for thirsty readers. StoryBundle works with authors to create bundles of ebooks that can be purchased by readers at their desired price. Before starting StoryBundle, Founder Jason Chen covered technology and software as an editor for Gizmodo.com and Lifehacker.com.

For more information, visit our website at storybundle.com, tweet us at @storybundle and like us on Facebook.

Special Guest: Lily Luchesi

 
 
Releasing January 10th!
 
The final installment in the #1 bestselling Coven Series.
Along with a relaunch of books 1-4!
 
 
 

 

Become the witch you were born to be.
 
Harley Sinclair has had more than her share of heartbreak, and now she’s all alone once again, trying to hold her life together and move on from the tragedies and the losses of both the dead and the living.
However, she cannot indulge in grief over heartbreak nor death.

 

Bodies are being found all over London, and then one turns up in the Coven’s confines. Someone is hunting witches and wizards, and with the Coven leaderless, they are more vulnerable than ever.

 

In order to escape the memories haunting her, she agrees to fly to Chicago to find the source of the murders before everyone she knows is killed.

 

Discover the magic, mystery, and mischief in the final installment of the #1 bestselling Coven Series!
 
The ENTIRE series has been redesigned, with covers by yours truly and interiors from DreadNot Interiors.
PLUS!!!

 

The Blood Queen

The Blood Queen will be released January 7, 2020! I do have a book trailer ready to go but for now, here is the cover and blurb ❤

BLURB:

A dark ghost is hunting young women along the east coast. Out of the fourteen linked to the spirit, only two have been found- their bodies tortured and drained of blood. The Paranormal Detectives and FBI agents working the case know two things for certain: the ghost is a woman, and she was smuggled into Boston from Eastern Europe.

Saint McGuinness hasn’t been to her hometown of Boston in several years, haunted by the nightmares of her past. But when a good friend comes to her door and asks for help hunting those responsible for smuggling the dark ghost into the city, she can’t say no. After witnessing the carnage that took place fifteen years prior, when the city was brought to its knees by the summoned Dark, Saint will do whatever she can to save her old stomping grounds from bleeding again.

Even if that means walking into the one place she never wants to see again- the Dark.

Coming Soon…

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!!!

 

Excerpt: Dark Scorpio

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.”

Sunday Update

Well, hello!

 

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

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!

NEW RELEASE: THE ARENA

The time has come~ the next Tuck Houston novel is LIVE!

Evernight Publishing ~ Barnes and Noble ~ Smashwords 

Amazon ~ iTunes

BLURB:

An ancient grudge. An ancient darkness. A slayer who will stop at nothing to put an end to both.

When her good friend Lucia DiGregorio calls her asking for help, slayer Tuck Houston immediately joins the hunt. Once she gets a hint of strigoi power at the scene of a slaughter, she understands exactly why Lucia called her in.

Shortly after that slaughter, Tuck realizes that the team is in a trap and none of them will be able to leave until the game is done. The gravity of the situation is made clear when they discover that the vampyr responsible holds an ancient grudge against Lucia’s family, and that the strigoi in league with the vampyr has his own plans for Tuck once the game is done.

But Tuck won’t make success easy for the vampyr or the strigoi. She will find a way to end the game … even if she has to die to do it.

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BOOK TRAILER: