• 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…

  • Flash Friday,  Free Reads

    Fiction Friday: The Echo

    I post a little snippet of something on most Fridays. It may be an excerpt, a piece of flash, or a chapter from a serialized novel. Check back often, or follow the blog to make sure you don’t miss any of the fun! THE ECHO If I hadn’t dropped my yoga mat, the bus never would have hit me.

  • Free Reads,  Shameless Self-Pimping,  To Tame a Wild Heart,  Zyne Legacy

    Fiction Friday: Interview and Exclusive Excerpt

    I’ve been featured on the blog Emily Reads Everything today to kick off Emily’s Awesome Indies feature.  It’s always exciting to find a blogger willing to help boost the indie signal.  She really does read (and review) a little bit of everything, so if you’re looking for a recommendation, check out her impressive list! Along with the interview, I’ve given Emily an EXCLUSIVE excerpt of my next book, To Tame a Wild Heart, out spring 2016, which is doubling as my Fiction Friday post.

  • Flash Friday,  Free Reads

    Fiction Friday: Colors

    “To your left you will see what is called a painting – an ancient form of art, utilized by humans from pre-history through the late 23rd Earth century. The artist is unknown, but it clearly depicts the first hail of the Alcorian Empire in 2384. The messenger stands with his arms held high, welcoming his kin to their new home. Many believe that this event marked the end of humanity, while Alcorian historians deem it the most important event in our people’s history…”