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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!

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Winter Writing Update

I took a much-needed vacation in mid-November and once I came back, it was as if the wind had gone out of my sails. Not in a bad way! Actually it would be more accurate to say that instead of the hurricane frenzy I left in, I came back riding a nice subtle breeze.  So rather than try to gear up for a big push at the end of the year, I decided to just relax and let things flow.

It seemed the universe was trying to force that decision anyway, because there have been several delays in my slated writing schedule–some of my own making (hello, Bookstagram!) and some out of my control. So, here’s the scoop:

Currently Writing

Skydancer Book 2, Veil of Thorns (50K/100K words).  I crossed the halfway mark and hit a big momentum shift in the story and then paused to do some more detailed outlining, but hopefully writing will speed up now that I’ve laid down all the groundwork and can dig back into the action.  Then I usually do one round of rewrites/revisions, and my editing process is thankfully pretty quick after that. (On a side note, I LOVE this book. I hope you will too.)

I have some other small tidbits (Lilly & Peter spinoff from TTAWH) brewing as well–extras for my newsletter and faithful friends–but I still have a Halloween story I promised that is only half-written, so I’ve decided not to promise anything.  I wish I could be one of those authors who could provide a steady stream of fresh content, but that’s not really feasible while I still work a day-job.

Once I’m finished with Book 2, I’ll launch immediately into book 3 and try to wrap up the trilogy by the first quarter of 2018.

Release Schedule

  • Rain of Ash Audiobook (in production) – January*
  • Rain of Ash PAPERBACK (finally) – January
  • Wild Heart PAPERBACK – February/March
  • Veil of Thorns (ebook/paperback) – April*
  • Cloak of Deceit (new adult UF romance) Audiobook/Paperback – May
  • Crown of Stars (Skydancer Book 3) – July*
*tentative

I haven’t yet decided everything else I plan to write in 2018, but there will definitely be some free short stories and potentially a novella (set in Zyne Legacy universe) coming.  I have two other Zyne Legacy romances planned, but whether I devote time to those may depend on how the other Zyne books do.  I have been itching to get back to my dystopian vampire steampunk world (this book will be shopped to agents instead of published) so CROWN OF STARS could be my final release for 2018.

I really hope I can make all these goals.  I’m going to buckle down and do my very best to make it happen!  Thank you for sticking with me this far!

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Veil of Thorns ~ Cover Reveal!

I’m so excited to finally share this!!!

I’ve had it for months but wanted to wait until I was closer to release.  This is book 2 in my Skydancer contemporary fantasy series.  Teaser below.
VeilofThornsCover

When a fallen angel arrives on Oracle Briana Spurrier’s doorstep promising a way to free her true love from his cursed imprisonment, she’s willing to defy both Zyne Law and Cosmic order to strike a bargain with him.  But the journey will take her to the far reaches of the globe and into a spellbound forest that is the lair of an ancient and evil enchantress.

Bri will need her Wolfkinde Familiar–Lucas Moncrieffe–by her side if she hopes to survive, even though that means inviting a lover from centuries ago back into her life.  As Bri navigates the trickery of the savage immortal world, her power continues to grow and she faces the most frightening question of all: can she embrace what she is without becoming one of the monsters?

COMING SPRING 2018!

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Wild Heart Blog Tour & Giveaway!

Hello lovelies!

My book tour for To Tame a Wild Heart started on Monday (day of the eclipse, and that wasn’t even planned, just Kismet).  I was on vacation through Tuesday and spent yesterday catching up, so this post is a little past due, but here are a links to the reviews posted so far, if you want to check them out, as well as some excerpts.

Visit any spot on the tour and click to enter my #GIVEAWAY for a $50 Amazon gift card!!!  (No purchase or registration required.)
Continue reading “Wild Heart Blog Tour & Giveaway!”

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A Very Bookish Summer Update

Wow, this summer is flying by!

Maybe that’s par for the course when I have a new release, and I’m kinda digging that I’m staying so busy (it helps keep me focused) but also a little worried as my deadline for my next book is approaching a lot faster than my word count is growing (eep!).  But, I have had a LOT of stuff going on, and August is going to be a writing month for me, with as little distractions as possible.

Quick Summer Re-Cap:  

  • Wild Heart had a fabulous release, and spent over 30 days on the top 100 list for my category!
  • Rain of Ash got a new cover and also spent some time on the top 100 lists
  • Signed an audio deal for Rain of Ash – I’m so excited to share more soon!!!
  • Discovered #Bookstagram (and spent at least a weeks pay on books and props)
  • I’ve read at least 3 books that are review/recommendation worthy (will post those soonish)

Still to Come: 

I have some pretty exciting plans for this fall too, but I’ll save those for another post.  On to ALL THE BOOKS…  

What is #bookstagram? you may be wondering.  Or, if not, I’m still gonna tell you.

Bookstagram is an online community of readers who are connected on Instagram.  Basically, we take pretty pictures of pretty books, fandom merch, and other bookish things, and discuss books with each other.  So, two of my favorite things, really.

I was made for this. 

Once I discovered it, I instantly felt like I FOUND MY TRIBE.  Bookworms…I knew I was one, I just didn’t know where the super-secret clubhouse was.  There is always something to see, share, or participate in, and the community is so welcoming.  I’ve even already made some local friends and right now I’m doing a BUDDY READ… did you know a buddy read was even a thing!?!?  I didn’t.  But, it’s basically a one-on-one or small group book club for introverts (no leaving your reading nest).  Like I said, these are my people!  The bookstagram community is also extremely generous.  There are tons of giveaways, follow-trains, challenges, and shout-outs.  

And. The. Merch.

So much merch.  I had no idea.  I’ve been on the author train for a while, and I knew that most authors print up bookmarks or postcards, but it seemed like the sort of thing you only hand out at conferences, and thus a waste for me.  Not so.  Bookstagram is all about fandoms and collecting as much bookish stuff as you can and then displaying it.

I’m so inspired by all the bookish merch and fandom goodies and all the amazingly talented creativpreneurs I’ve discovered on Booksta.  In fact, I have some plans in the coming months to put together some of my own giveaways, including custom-made Zyne Legacy merch that I am so frickin excited about.  So, stay tuned. rubs hands in glee

If you’re curious about Bookstagram, check out the following hashtags, or FOLLOW ME and some of my favorite accounts linked below.

#bookstagrammer  #booksofinstagram  #bookish  #booklover

Follow: @paperbackbones  @acciomysticmoon  @anovelescape  @bythebooks  @find.me.in.fairytales  @lulumoonowlbooks

I hope you have an amazing rest of your summer–happy reading!