Isles and West Announcement

Just a quick, but important, note:

The Isles and West series (including Ghoultown) will be unavailable for purchase for a short time. I am hoping to have all of the books back up for sale mid to late summer.

Please bear with me on this ❤ ❤ ❤

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Slayers, Ghosts, and Updates

Hello, and Happy Sunday!

I apologize for the lack of blogging. As you may have seen on my FB feed and Twitter, I lost my father in April and my focus has been elsewhere. But I do have updates on some things:

1: Tuck 3 is now over 40k and still chugging along at a nice pace. If this keeps up I will be done by the goal date I set 🙂

2: Sera’s first book is still waiting for me to return to it for revisions and rewrites. I plan to get to this soon, especially since her second book is itching to be written.

3: I’m writing on a few other projects as well~ four, to be exact. But my main focus is Tuck and Sera.

Lots of changes for me in my personal life in the last six months, and especially the last month with the loss of my father. Writing is giving me an outlet, allowing me to get lost in other worlds. I love creating these worlds, I love sharing these worlds with you, and I hope to have another book in your hands soon ❤ ❤ ❤

In other news:

I’m really upset that The CW didn’t pick up Wayward Sisters! I’m rather angry about it, actually. At a time when we need this show, they pass on it (despite it having far high ratings than the other shows they green lit). This is a show with strong female leads who are diverse, from different walks of life, who bring those different strengths to the screen. The wide range of ages, life experiences, body types…etc. I’m highly disappointed, and yes, I signed that petition.

On the flip side, the season finale of Supernatural was very well done, and even though I expected for that moment (no spoilers!) to happen with Dean, I was still heartbroken that it did. Season 14 will, at the least, start with a bang 🙂 ❤

I hope you all have a wonderful Sunday!

Special Guest: Lily Luchesi

I’m pleased to welcome Lily Luchesi to the blog with her latest release 🙂

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Click here to get The Coven Princess for 99c on March 7th ONLY!

 

Now available from USA Today bestselling author Lily Luchesi and Vamptasy Publishing:

THE COVEN PRINCESS.

 

Your blood does not define you.

Harley Torrance’s parents were killed in a home invasion when she was three. Adopted by a nice couple, Harley begins to develop strange powers. At fourteen she brews a potion so strong it gains the attention of the Coven King, and changes her world forever.

She’s not human, she’s a witch.

Now a part of the magical community, Harley must learn to control her powers lest the Darkness already in her blood overcomes her. Can she dampen her lust for power in order to stop the Dark from taking over the Coven and killing everyone in their way?

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Add The Coven Princess to your TBR list!

 

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Join the event on Facebook featuring multiple authors, games, and prizes!

 

 

About the author:

 

 

 Lily Luchesi is the USA Today bestselling and award-winning author of the Paranormal Detectives Series, published by Vamptasy Publishing. She also has short stories included in multiple bestselling anthologies, and a successful dark erotica retelling of Dracula.

She is also the editor, curator and contributing author of Vamptasy Publishing’s Damsels of Distress anthology, which celebrates strong female characters in horror and paranormal fiction.

She was born in Chicago, Illinois, and now resides in Los Angeles, California. Ever since she was a toddler her mother noticed her tendency for being interested in all things “dark”. At two she became infatuated with vampires and ghosts, and that infatuation turned into a lifestyle. She is also an out member of the LGBT+ community. When she’s not writing, she’s going to rock concerts, getting tattooed, watching the CW, or reading manga. And drinking copious amounts of coffee.

 

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Chilly, but Sunny

Happy Saturday, my lovelies! It’s cold but sunny here at home. I did all of my outside stuff early this morning so I could stay inside, where it’s warm and cozy, and write 🙂

I’m pleased to announced that the first draft of Sera’s first book is finished! I’ve printed it out and will probably dive into edits/revisions in the next week or so. After finishing the first draft, it looks like Sera will get two more books. Her story arc won’t be complete with only two. She has a lot of baggage, to say the least, and that’s going to take some time to sift through. I’m hoping to have the first book ready to submit by the end of March.

In other writing news, Tuck is still going strong. I know what events need to happen and what the end fight will look like. Getting there will be interesting, and I can’t see that path quite as clearly at the moment. Sometimes those don’t come into focus until I’m actually writing the scene. I’m aiming to have the first draft complete by the end of April, and the way the book is writing at the moment, that is very doable.

I do have secret project going on but I don’t want to say too much right now. The book is on submission to a publisher I’ve always wanted to work with, and I’m both excited and nervous to hear the verdict. The book is part of a trilogy, and takes place within the Isles and West world. This trilogy has new characters in a new town (still in Vermont 🙂 ), and has more romance. The romance is not the main plot, but there is more of it. I’ve already started writing book two- it’s currently around 12k and going strong. I’m looking forward to being able to share the book with all of you and I think you’re really going to love the characters and setting!

In non-writing related news: I’ve finally healed enough from my surgery that I can exercise as I did before- this makes me extremely happy. My health is going to be a priority this year- from nutrition to fitness, to my overall outlook on the future. I’m looking forward to more writing, more adventures, and a wonderful year. So happy to have you all along for the ride ❤

Be Very Quiet, I’m Hunting Vampires

The Damned and Path to Damnation were published in 2015, and A Taste So Bittersweet (The Damned told in Fiona’s POV) was released in 2016. Since then, I’ve tried writing Tuck 3 to no avail. If you look back through the blog, you can see where I thought Tuck was writing well and that I’d made headway, but nothing ever took for too long.

But, I’m happy to report that Tuck 3 is finally underway…for real, this time 🙂 After five or six false starts, I’ve finally found the story that Tuck wants told and I’m very excited about this one! I’m almost afraid to say too much about the book in fear of jinxing the momentum, but I will say that this story involves vampyr and strigoi, and that we meet new slayers. One of which is mentioned by Tuck in Path to Damnation. We also meet another one of Tuck’s brothers, and we get to see her in new locations.

For now, that’s all I’ll say. Once I’m further into the book I’ll give you little glimpses of the story. I’ve already made the book trailer for it, so there’s that to look forward to as well 🙂

And now, I bid you a happy Monday! I’m off to hunt vampires.

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Christmas Morning

Good morning, and Happy Christmas to those who celebrate! Happy Monday to those who do not 🙂 We have beautiful snow falling quietly down this morning, and it’s just so peaceful that it makes me feel peaceful as I watch it gently fall.

Confession: I have never been able to sleep on Christmas morning. I’ve always been up between 2am and 4am, even now as an adult…and without children 😀 I’m sure it annoyed the hell out of my mom and siblings growing up LOL But now it’s more about the feeling of the holiday season rather than “Come on, let’s see what Santa brought us!”

October through December have always been my favorite months, and not just because of the holidays. They’d still be my favorite months even if the holidays were taken out. And to help celebrate this wonderful time of year, I am going to be doing a giveaway!

DATES: December 25 through January 1st

HOW TO ENTER: Simply leave a comment on this post telling me what your favorite season is.

PRIZE PACK: an Isles and West hoodie (several colors to choose from), an October Weeks mug, an Isles and West keychain, an ebook copy of The Damned and Path to Damnation, and a $5 gift card to Amazon.

This is what the hoodie look like in Heather Gray:

Speaking of Isles and West…

Today through Friday, all three of the full-length books in the series will be on sale for $0.99! You can purchase your copies by clicking the image below.

Have a wonderful, peaceful, calm day ❤

 

Happy December

Hello, and happy first day of December 🙂 I hope you’ve all been well. I apologize for the blog silence- I’ve had a lot going on, including surgery, and that put me behind on a few things. Just a few things for you all today:

First: the Isles and West series has a new logo! Thanks to the lovely Niki at Once Upon A Design for creating this lovely logo for me. Look forward to some giveaways, swag, and merchandise in the near future.

 

Speaking of the Isles and West series…

If you hurry you can still get GHOULTOWN on sale for $0.99!

 

Second: Sera’s book is still writing well. Because of my surgery, I didn’t write anything for about two weeks, but I’m now starting to dive back in. It’s in the last quarter phase, so I’m about to put her through the Hells…because of I am 🙂

Third: I have a book recommendation for you. I’ve just finished Deadly Storm by Skye Knizley, which is the tenth book in the Storm Chronicles. I loved it, and suggest if you haven’t read the series to give it a try, and if you do read the series- go get this one right now! It was worth the long wait 🙂

click the cover to purchase from Amazon

 

And that is pretty much it for right now 🙂 I’m hoping to have news soon on one of the books I have on submission, and I’m hoping Sera’s book will be out by Spring 2018. Stay tuned!