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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Skydancer: Rain of Ash – Release Announcement!

I’m moving “Mystic Monday” to later this week so that I can share a special announcement: It’s here!  It’s finally here!  The first book in my new contemporary fantasy series, The Zyne Legacy has finally arrived on the Kindle shelf!

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I’m so excited about these stories and this world.  I’ll be releasing five Zyne books over the course of the next 18 months, so I hope that readers love the universe and characters as much as I do.
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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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Rain of Ash – Cover Reveal!

It is with great pleasure that I unveil the cover of my next book!  Rain of Ash is the first book of my Skydancer series – contemporary fantasies set in the Zyne Legacy universe of reincarnating witches, soul-sucking wraiths, and immortal half-demon shifters.  It will be out on this Summer Solstice, June 21, 2015.  I have lots of fun extras for the Zyne Legacy that I will be adding to the site between now and then, including the full paperback cover, but here is your preview. 🙂

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Happy Spring!

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Available June 21, 2015

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When her grandmother and sister die in a tragic accident, world-touring pianist Briana Spurrier returns to her small island roots after seven years abroad. Since she chose not to follow the path of her heritage as a reincarnating witch, Bri expects to tie up loose ends and move on with her “normal” life and career.  Instead, a spell cast in her grandmother’s dying moments triggers her Oracle powers and reveals a curse that has plagued her bloodline for generations. A magical relic Bri once died to protect is now in her possession again, and an ancient enemy has resurfaced to collect it…and her soul.

Unprepared and untrained, can Bri decipher her chaotic visions in time to stop the demon of her past from claiming her last loved ones?  Or is she doomed to echo mistakes she made centuries ago?

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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