Fiction Friday: Bargaining with Shadows

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It’s Friday, so I thought I’d share a little snippet from my upcoming urban fantasy romance, To Tame A Wild Heart.

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 ruling body of the Zyne, the Synod. They’re not too happy about that arrangement.)

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Cloak of Deceit is FREE until March 30th!

I’ve been so excited about this, talking about it on Facebook, and Twitter, and in real life… that I somehow forgot to blog about it.  If you haven’t gotten a copy yet and you’d like to sample my writing, my first book is available for FREE on Amazon for 3 more days!

I’ve posted another excerpt on Riverina Romantics, and I’m also giving away a $10 Amazon Gift Card to one lucky winner.

Yesterday was very exciting, watching my title climb the free charts.  I made it to #21 in Paranormal Romance/Psychics and #42 in Paranormal Romance/Vampires.  The numbers have gone down today, but that is still many hundreds more readers than I had before, so I’m pretty ecstatic!  To all of you who downloaded it, whoever you are… THANK YOU!

If you don’t have it yet, head on over and download a copy here. 🙂

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Fiction Friday (the first): Cloak of Deceit Excerpt

Welcome to Fiction Friday, where I will post excerpts of my books, current projects, or occasionally short pieces of fiction from my brain that won’t be published anywhere else.  Today, in honor of my upcoming release, I’m posting a little snippet from Cloak of Deceit, my new adult urban fantasy romance, which should be published by the time the Seahawks win their second Superbowl!!! 😉

Since I’m a one-woman-show, I spent several hours doing the formatting the past few nights and finally uploaded it to Kindle Direct Publishing last night at 10pm.  I’ll do a full post on that adventure next week.  This first book is a steep learning curve, and I want other indie authors to be able to follow in my tracks (assuming I’m successful – ha!).

For now, here’s an excerpt from Chapter Seventeen of Cloak of Deceit.  You can download the first three chapters here.  Please sign up for my newsletter if you want to be notified when the book is available for purchase on Amazon!  Happy Friday!  And GO HAWKS!!! 
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