• Fiction Friday,  Flash Friday,  Free Reads,  Giveaways,  Writing

    April Flash Fiction Challenge & Giveaway!

    Coinciding with NaNoCamp this month, I’m teaming up with a fellow writer from #Bookstagram to host a Flash Fiction Challenge & Giveaway!  Visit the challenge post on my Instagram (link in sidebar) for the full details on how to enter the giveaway.  But even if you don’t participate on Instagram, feel free to use these prompts and post to your blog or other social media accounts.  Share and tag me, so I can read!

  • Fiction Friday,  Healthy Living,  Writing

    When will body positivity meet literary diversity?

    Diversity is shaping up to be the word of the decade. From the White House to the Oscars to literature, it’s a hot topic. As it should be. As both an author and reader, I’m taking steps to curb the gross bias against non-white, non-hetero, and disabled people in our literature. I’m reading more diverse (especially diverse authors) and being far more conscious of the diversity in my own writing than I ever have before, because I have come to see how much REPRESENTATION MATTERS.  

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    Premier: Rain of Ash Trailer!

    I’m so proud to finally unveil the book trailer for RAIN OF ASH! Video produced by Margaret Kurniawan, who was an absolute joy to work with. What people are saying about the book:  “A compelling and exciting story that mixes urban fantasy with delightful dark angst and wring-your-heart-out romance.” “Mitchell has once again created delicious and well rounded characters that leap right off the page.” Paperback and eBook (Kindle Unlimited) available here.  Audiobook is about to drop!

  • Books,  Excerpts,  Fiction Friday,  Free Reads,  To Tame a Wild Heart,  Zyne Legacy

    Fiction Friday: Bargaining with Shadows

    It’s Friday, so I thought I’d share a little snippet from my upcoming urban fantasy romance, To Tame A Wild Heart. PRE-ORDER NOW! (Delivered June 21st) The scene below is one of my favorites, because it is the first time I’ve had a chance to delve deeper into a Hohlwen character.  The Hohlwen (Hollow Ones) are immortal fallen angels made of darkness. They must siphon the “mana” of other living creatures to survive, and Zyne witches provide the most satiating meal.  This book made me explore more about their history, their powers, and the dynamic between them and the Zyne (hint: because they pose such a threat, the Hohlwen have been conquered/enslaved by the…

  • Excerpts,  Fiction Friday,  Free Reads,  Skydancer Series,  Zyne Legacy

    Fiction Friday: Illuminated

    This is an “added scene” that takes place several months before the events in Skydancer Book 1. Astrid is one of my favorites, and I look forward to telling more of her story as the series expands. For a glimpse into the world of the Zyne Legacy, including what all of the characters look like (as children and adults), visit my Rain of Ash Pinterest Board. Astrid wasn’t an Oracle. She’d only studied the basics of divination, and even that was sketchy. Still, she thought, zigzagging her way down the jagged hillside to the beach, it was Ostara – the Spring Equinox. For the briefest of moments, her little part of…