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!!!

 

New Release: Beautiful Nightmares

Meet the Women of Horror on the Ides of March… Beware.

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Demons, Vampires, Dark Readers of the Mind, Unspeakable Horrors and Ghosts that lurk in the night. When the sun fades behind the horizon and darkness falls, these are the things that chill your bones. Every bump, every whistle of the wind, every distant cry a nightmare waiting to unfold. Frightening. Terrible. Beautiful.
Beneath this cover you will find twisted tales of the macabre from some of the best in modern Horror, including:

Skye Knizley
Sarah Davis Brandon
A. Giacomi
Lily Luchesi
Laurencia Hoffman
October Weeks
Kindra Sowder
Faith Marlow
Petronela Ungureanu
P. Mattern
T.M. Scott
Nicolajayne Taylor

Cover design from Rebecca Poole of Dreams2Media

Read them, if you so dare, but leave the lights on. You never know who, or what, is lurking at the edge of darkness.
Beautiful Nightmares, a Horror Anthology from Vamptasy Publishing, the leader in Indie Horror.

All proceeds to be donated to the Los Angeles LGBT Center.

Teaser Tuesday

Here is a short excerpt of Over the River for your #TeaserTuesday 🙂

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Copyright 2016 October Weeks

A porch swing with chipped paint lolled on the far right side as they stopped in front of the steps. The left side chain had rusted and broken off so that the swing was touching the porch. The scene fit perfectly with the house—broken, rusted, and decaying. Unease fluttered in Delilah’s stomach the more she focused on the swing. Dark butterflies multiplied with each heartbeat.

“Strange that it’s broken like that,” Milly said. “Considering they’re trying to sell the house, I mean.”

Tearing her gaze from the swing, Delilah replied, “Yeah, but it hasn’t had a showing in ten years for some weird reason. No one’s come to check on it, that’s all.” Yet, Milly’s comment had deepened the unease in her, causing the flutters in her stomach to quicken.

Milly shrugged. “Or the ghosts did it.”

“Or that.” Delilah turned her gaze to the door. “Are you ready for this, Milly?”

Milly took a deep breath. The moment her friend set foot on the stairs, she was going to get flashes of the past, showing the life there and how people had died. Joslyn couldn’t block Milly’s gift completely, and Delilah was quite happy about that.

“I’m ready,” Milly said, dropping her hand from her hip. “You?”

“After what we just learned, hell yes.”

They took their first step in unison, as was normal for them. The energy shifted from eyes watching her to a darker edge of warning, and the flutters became more erratic, spreading from her stomach to the rest of her body.

Instinct, training, and experience all told her that the Faust home was held together by darkness, fear, and twisted energy.

“Go away,” a little voice whispered. “Leave, please leave.”

With that whisper in her mind, the darker edge of warning got a bit sharper.

Joslyn didn’t want them there. Too damn bad for her.

The back door looked sturdy but rundown. Uriah had given them the key but was not certain if the lock would budge since it hadn’t been used in a decade. That many years of being subjected to Vermont weather could do a lot to the exterior of a building.

Milly took another deep breath before grasping the knob gently, slowly. She stiffened for a moment. “Oh, Lilah. She does not want us in there.”

“I know,” Delilah replied softly. “I can feel it.”

Milly inserted the key into the lock, and after a little muscling, the door unlocked. She turned the knob and pushed it open. The wood creaked loudly in response as if the house were protesting their intrusion.

Series Saturday: Isles and West

So, I’m hijacking this week’s Series Saturday for my new release 🙂

Over the River released yesterday~ you can grab a copy on AMAZON

And the FB Release Party is May 28th~ https://www.facebook.com/events/476331315894544/

Now onto the series!

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Ghoultown is a prequel of sorts to the Isles and West trilogy. It introduces Delilah and Milly and the world they live in. Ghosts have always been known to exist, as have the beings and beasts of the Dark and Glory. You’re introduced to humans with gifts to deal with the dead. Gifts are varied, and some are quite rare. General consensus by the historians in this world is that the gifted have existed for at least 20,000 years.

The case that Delilah and Milly are pulled into with the FBI’s Reaper Team is mentioned in Over the River, which is what prompted me to write Ghoultown. I have other novellas in mind with Delilah and Milly, during their training for N.E.S.S., and hope to write one soon.

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Over the River is the first of the Isles and West trilogy. The original version was published in 2013 by Musa Publishing. When the rights reverted back to me I spruced it up and submitted it to another publisher. That publisher gave me some pointers on how to make it stronger but in the end I didn’t end up publishing with them. I ended up adding about 15k more words to the book to make it what it is today 🙂

Each book in the trilogy has its own mystery but has an arc that builds through each book to the conclusion in book three. Over the River sets everything in motion. I think of these books as paranormal mystery/paranormal suspense. They have touches of horror and dark fantasy, of course, but I think mystery/suspense best describes them.

Book two, The Duchess, releases August 20, 2016.

Aequitas, book three, releases December 16, 2016.

Delilah and Milly have more cases to tend to after the initial trilogy, so this series isn’t ending after book three. And I’m also working on both stand-alone books and dulogies/trilogies that feature different characters in different parts of the country and the world.

I can’t wait to hear what you all think of Over the River! And I hope you’re as excited as I am about reading book two this summer 😀 Happy Reading!