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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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.
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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 the earth would be cast in equal parts light and shadow. For the briefest of moments, the energies of the Conduit would be in perfect balance. If she was lucky – and prepared, which she was – she could maybe get a tiny glimpse of the future.

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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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Cloak of Deceit – Official Release!!!

Happy, happy day!!!

I knew it was going to be good. I slept in, but somehow made it to work on time. All the lights were green. It was nothing but good songs on the radio, no commercials. Then I found out my official release is now available in the Kindle store!!!

I did it!!!  My first indie-published title is now available through Amazon (exclusively, for now) at the links listed below.  I will be writing a post for next Weds on what steps I took to turn an old dusty manuscript on my word processor into a shiny new e-book for $0, as well as all the resources I used.  The entire process was pretty painless, and I have to say, I’m pretty proud of myself!
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