Friday, October 20, 2017

Mist's Edge Teaser

Now that I've worked through the edits in the beginning part of Mist's Edge, I feel more comfortable sharing another chapter. Previously, I had posted what I was calling Chapter One. Edits showed me this was really a prologue. This will teach me to wait before sharing chapters that aren't finalized :-)

Below are links to the former chapter I had shared as well as the real Chapter One. Hopefully there are no further big upsets to my plan. Enjoy!

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Cover Reveal, Excerpt and Preorder

The pathfinder, Shea, has chosen to make a place for herself among her former captors, leaving behind her people and the life she once knew. However, not all welcome this outsider in their midst. Shea will find that surviving alone in the wilderness is child’s play next to navigating the politics that come with her new position. Especially when it becomes evident that there are those out for her blood.

As a new danger looms on the horizon, Shea and her warlord will need all the allies they can find. Because something is stirring in the barren lands from which all beasts are born. Something old and not seen since the last cataclysm.

Can Shea protect her people from this new threat or will it be the dangers from within her own inner circle that destroy her?

Preorder on Amazon

I will have links from the rest of the book sellers up when they go live.


Thursday, October 5, 2017

Cover Piece 2

Here is the second piece of the cover. The preorder and excerpt will be up later this week/weekend so stay tuned. 

Oh, and the website has been updated with my publishing schedule for the rest of this year
and half of next year. See where your favorite series fits in. 

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

A Cover in Pieces

Things are coming together with the next book in the Broken Lands series. I'm not quite ready to unveil the full plan for this book as it is still a ways from publication, but I wanted to give you guys a sneak peak of what is coming. More to follow over the next week or so.

Thursday, September 28, 2017

What's in a Name?

Now that Pathfinder 2 is off to the editor and I can finally think again, I thought we'd have some fun. That means it's time for a contest. More on that below.

Anyone who knows me, knows how much I hate naming things. While writing, I usually leave an xxx where a place/beast/person's name should go. This allows me to come back and spend more time coming up with a suitable-ish name. Though rarely, do I find one I am totally satisfied with. In Shea's world, it feels like every other page needs some type of creative name. That go me thinking. Why stress out about every single beast/plant/place name when my fans are brilliant, creative people all on their own? Some (most) of you would probably come up with a much better name than myself.

Now to the contest

I have two species of beasts that need a name. I'm interested in seeing what sorts of names you, my reader, comes up with. If you have a name you think might be awesome, comment below or on Facebook. On Monday, I will pick two names from the entries and use them in the book.

Ready, set, name away!

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Reading and Recharging

Now that Pathfinder 2 is with my beta readers, I took the opportunity to recharge my batteries. This usually means copious amounts of reading, binging TV shows, and baking- lots and lots of baking. Discovering new books is one of my favorite past times so I thought I'd share a few of my treasures from the past week.

Namesake by Kate Stradling

 “Who needs magic in an age of electricity? I can flip the switch on the wall with the best of them.”

Anjeni Sigourna bears the name of a legendary goddess, but her resemblance to that honored figure ends there. Eighteen and jaded, she has cultivated sarcasm instead of the elusive magic everyone expects her to possess. Such power lacks purpose in her modern world.

But when an adverse encounter with the Eternity Gate lands her in an alien realm, magic marks the boundary between life and certain death. Anjeni alone holds the keys to saving an ancient people from a savage enemy. Her bitterness notwithstanding, she must now create a legend instead of living in its shadow.

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Sometimes a book comes out of nowhere and just hits you upside the head with its awesome. This book was one of those for me. It made me ask myself how I didn't know about this author sooner. The genre is new adult/young adult, but I enjoyed it. It has time travel- which I haven't read since before High School- but it was a gripping story full of memorable characters and an amazing world. I couldn't help but empathize with Anjeni and root for her as she found her footing in the new world she was tossed into. She's a strong character who never lost sight of her core self.

When it was done I immediately looked the author up to see if she had any other books. Good news-she does!!! Though I may have to put reading the rest on hold until I get Pathfinder 2 published... or at least come up with a title for it.

Hate to Love You
by Tijan

Rule #1: No hot guys.
It might sound ridiculous. I get it. It kind of was, but college was supposed to be my sanctuary. It was my place to start over. The rumors, the whispers, and the jealousy I endured through high school would all be gone.
No one would know me at college.

Rule #2: No drama.
I’d major in pre-law. I’d make a few loyal friends. Everything would be easy-breezy. No one was going to use me or hurt me. I wouldn’t let them.

Rule #3: New year. New place. New me.

And all because of Shay Coleman.

Football captain and quarterback, he was the big guy on campus. The cocky guy in my political science class with a smirk.

I hated him on sight . . .
. . . and he was about to break all my rules.

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I've read Tijan before and I always walk away in a book coma, wondering when her next book will come out and desperately wishing the book was longer. While this isn't my favorite book of hers, it was definitely worth the read. It sucked me in and didn't let me go until I was done. Both main characters had depth and made me care about them. Kennedy had a reason for that chip on her shoulder and it was a delight watching Shay break through her defenses. Their interactions were fun to read and had me laughing out loud several times. I would recommend this to any who enjoy romance and new adult.

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Saturday Morning Editing

Today is going to be a day for editing and writing. I lost last weekend and part of the week because I went down to Nashville to view the full eclipse. After all, what kind of science fiction/fantasy writer would I be if I didn't stop to take the time to enjoy the wonders this world holds? Answer - not a very good one.

While I loved seeing the eclipse and highly recommend anyone who hasn't seen one find a way to view it at least once in your life, it does mean I need to buckle down and get this book to the next stage. The next few days will be very work heavy. The good news is I'm pretty sure there is only one last scene I need to add/adjust then it's off to smoothing the rough spots in the story.

I decided I needed some inspiration this morning to help me focus. A trip to our local farmers market seems to have done the trick. A peaches and cream pastry from my favorite bread vendor, flowers to add a touch of whimsy and color, and coffee to keep me alert and focused for what's coming. Goodness knows I'm going to need that last one.