Another Day Another Cover Design.

I was going to do a big fancy cover reveal. However, I can’t decide which cover to go with. This one is for Maiden’s Wolf, book 3 of the In Deception’s Shadow series.  In the next couple months, the entire series will be getting new covers designed by Rebecca Frank. (I’m relaunching the series as well as doing print copies and audio at some point.)

Maiden’s Wolf is looking like an August publication date, with Death’s Queen about 6 weeks later (hopefully). So vote and help me pick one.




Vote and Help Me Design A Cover!

Hello all,

I don’t update my social media platforms as much as I should, so I thought this would be a fun interactive idea fans might enjoy. Ishtar’s Blade is getting a sequel. Actually, it’s part of my four books in four months writing challenge, but that’s a post for another day.

Today, I’m looking for feedback on cover design ideas. The cover for Ishtar’s Blade is designed by a talented cover artist by the name of Ravven. She’s in high demand and has scheduled in the sequel cover for September. Before that, I need to let her know what I want on the cover.

So help me decided by voting on the three ideas below. (Why the scantily clad thing? Because Romance. It’s a clear signal to readers that, yes, this is a fantasy but it’s also a romance. I’m a firm believer that the cover should tell it like it is so readers know what they’re getting.)


Over 150 + Sci-fi and Fantasy Novels Discounted to 99c.



Don’t miss your chance to find some new favorite authors. This weekend Patty Jansen has organized another Multi-Author cross promotion to bring you over 150+ sci-fi and fantasy ebooks to choose from. Many of these titles are only marked down for the weekend, so here’s your chance to snatch some great reads for only 99c each!

Just follow this LINK to check out a great selection of titles.



Btw, Stone’s Kiss is Free this weekend. You can get your free copies HERE.

Three Giveaways and an Update

Three Giveaways and an Update.

I figured now would be a good time for a monthly update. If you follow me on Facebook, some of you may know that I’ve challenged myself to write a book a month for the next four months. (Just write, not polish, edit or publish. That will come later in the year, starting this summer with Maiden’s Wolf’s release. If all goes according to plan.) Besides, I want to improve as a writer and part of that is finding a good editor. Hunting down the perfect editor is time-consuming because you need to find someone who is a good match for both your writing style and genre etc.

That research has eaten up some of my writing time, so I’m a little behind with Maiden’s Wolf. It’s about 1/3 complete, and oh, yeah. It’s not looking much like a novella. It’s looking a lot like a novel.

I’ve also been plotting out Death’s Queen and Stone’s War. And fans of Ishtar’s Blade will be happy to learn that I’ve also begun writing Blade’s Honor (book 2). In the coming months, I’ll post sample chapters and cover reveals and other goodies so readers will know that the books are actually coming and I’m not just stringing them along.😉

That’s all I’ve got for now. So, here, have a couple more giveaways!

Just click on the images below to take you to the links. (There are Free Ebooks, Amazon Gift Cards and Kindles to be won. Oh, by the way, the first one is regional. One for USA/global and a second for UK only. The link takes you to the US Fantasy section, but if you’re from the UK, just go to the top and click the UK Fantasy or Sci-fi Section and you’ll see the giveaway link underneath the Free and 99c books. Good Luck.)




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A book for Earth Day.

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April 22nd Happy Earth Day!

I’m an introvert environmentalist. (Not one of those big brave, put my life on the line types—Although, I highly respect people that are willing to put their lives on the line for our species’ and the planet’s future.)

Instead, I try to consider the earth in my day to day lifestyle. I have a car, but I live close enough to walk to work, so I walk. I plant trees and garden to provide food and habitat for animals. I try to be energy efficient as much as I’m able.

Sometimes my environmental mindset works its way into my writing. I try not to club my readers over the head with it.

However, I just watched the documentary Racing Extinction.

Maybe I need to work environmental issues into my writing more often. The human race needs to get its collective head out of its collective _____ (fill in the blank) if we want a planet for our grandchildren to inherit.

Stone’s Song, book 2 of my Avatars series, has the most blatant environmental theme. In it, an ancient siren awakens to find the ocean realm slowly dying because of what humans have been doing to it for the last hundred years. She sets out to destroy the human race to save everything else. (So, yeah, villain. But she’s the one villain I’ve always felt bad about killing off in the end. Although I gave her a hero’s death in the end.)

Wish I had thought about this sooner. I would have done some kind of promo/fundraiser for a charity.

So in lieu of that, I’m going to try my hand at fundraising for an environmental charity.  I’ll give all proceeds from Stone’s Song to a charity. I’ll give myself a year (Earth Day 2017) to see how much I can make. I’ll post updates throughout the year. I just came up with this in the last hour, so yeah, not really well thought out yet…..

I’ll call this a work in progress.

New Adult and Urban Fantasy Kindle Giveaway!

Do you love reading New Adult and Urban Fantasy books? Then this is the perfect giveaway for you! 10 New York Times, USA Today and International Bestselling Authors have teamed up to bring you a SPECTACULAR prize — a Kindle Fire loaded with 10 bestselling New Adult and Urban Fantasy ebooks! Even better, this contest doesn’t just have one winner, but SIX! One person wins the kindle, and an additional five people will be given all ten of the ebooks in this giveaway. PLUS you can earn unlimited extra entries! Scroll down to learn more about the prizes, or click here to enter:

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The Prizes: One Kindle Fire…


Plus these TEN New Adult and Urban Fantasy Bestselling eBooks!

(Click on any cover image to learn more about the book)

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Remember, there are SIX chances to win, plus you can earn unlimited entries. So what are you waiting for? Click here to enter the giveaway.

Check out the great selection of Free Books April 2-3 Only!

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Hello and Happy April.


I’ve been getting a lot of people asking which book will be coming out next and publication dates etc. Which is totally awesome and new for me. You know, people actually finding and reading my books.:) I’ll be writing  about my publishing schedule in the next post. So keep an eye out for that one.


But in the meantime, Patty Jansen is hosting another of her multi-author ebook cross promotion sales this weekend. This month it’s a selection of Free ebooks. You can check it out HERE.