Happy Saturday 🙂 Just a short post to announce that both Dark Scorpio and Ghoultown are free now through November 1st!
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!!!
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!
It is sleeting and snowing today, which means it’s a perfect day for a big mug of hot cocoa 🙂 I will be changing tea later but right now I am enjoying the cocoa- dark chocolate, of course ❤
Tuck 4 is closing in on 35k, and if the pace yesterday keeps up today I will be over 40k by the end of the day. This makes me happy…and puts the book ahead of schedule. I am still aiming for a Spring release~ somewhere between the end of April and the middle of May.
Normally on Sundays I write whatever book is talking the loudest, which can change throughout the day, and right now Tuck is loud LOL
Last Sunday I wrote a little over 2k on the first book in a new series. Came out of nowhere and I wrote that first chapter in a little over an hour. That is how insistent the main character is to tell her tale. The book is Urban Fantasy and I’m actually very excited about it. I think you guys will love the main character 🙂
The other UF I’m working on is flowing smoothly as well~ lots of UF stories in my head! Here’s the status of the other books I’m working on:
*Sera’s first book has gone through second revisions, and I’m almost ready to send it to the editor. I want to do one more pass before I do that, though.
*Delilah and Milly’s fourth book is well underway 🙂
*While one anthology short story is with the editor, I am working on another short story to submit to a different anthology.
*I am also working on a novella that will lead to a new trilogy in the Isles and West world. This will take place in Boston, with a different set of characters that I think you’ll love. You also get to see a bit of how those who survived the attacks in Ghoultown are doing.
In non-writing news, my arm is slowly- slowly– healing. It hurts, as expected, and sleep is still a struggle but progress is progress and I am remaining positive. I have another appointment with the doctor at the beginning of March and that will determine if I need surgery for the piece of bone that broke away (holding on my one tiny corner). I do not want surgery (I had it a year ago and don’t wish to go through it again, no matter how simple it may seem).
I’ve watched a lot of movies, since I can’t really go out and do stuff- if it’s not my arm, it’s the weather. Last night I watched Mortal Engines, and I really enjoyed it. I don’t know why it wasn’t more successful because I thought it was absolutely awesome! No, I haven’t read the book 🙂
I hope you all have a wonderful day!
Happy Christmas to those who celebrate, and a Happy Tuesday to those who do not 🙂 Here is a tiny snippet from Over the River, which is on sale on Kobo for a limited time!
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Resuming her picture taking, Delilah found herself near the sandbox again. A presence stirred the air, poking around her energy like icy fingers. She took a picture, waiting patiently for the spirit to appear. It was struggling against the pressure of the “someone.” She didn’t urge the ghost—no need to rush.
Shoveling—a shovel digging into dirt.
The impression of a small shovel dug into the snow and scooped it up. The white powder traveled in the air for a moment before sliding off and disappearing. A few seconds later, the grainy echo of dirt hitting the bottom of a bucket touched her ears.
The ghost was trying to tell her something. Sometimes, a child spirit had a hard time putting a full image through, but the audio was loud and clear.
“Put that shovel down right now!”
Delilah jumped at the shrill voice. A door swung open behind her, but she kept her gaze on the stilled snow in front of her. It was halfway to the bucket. Fear from the child began to grip her mind. The poor thing was frozen with it.
“But Mama, I…”
Delilah moved her head slightly. Footsteps appeared in the snow beside her, about a foot away. The sound of fabric rustling came and stopped.
“I said no playing, young man.” The woman’s voice shook with anger.
The fear rose.
“You know the rules.”
“I just wanted to play for a minute!” the boy pleaded.
Delilah sensed him huddled in the sandbox, making himself small.
“It’s been days, Mama!”
A growl came from the woman. Ice crawled up Delilah’s arm in response.
“I know the days, son.” The words were said in a dangerous whisper.