It’s Cover Reveal Time

In an earlier post I asked readers to vote on which version of the Maiden’s Wolf concepts they liked the best. Even though I liked the plain black, the one with the blue on it was the clear winner, and since I listen to my fans, here’s the finished version of Maiden’s Wolf.

 

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While I was at it, I decided to relaunch my gargoyle series. I’ll be switching to American English, getting another round of editing to kill off Canadianisms, changing the titles and covers to better reflect the current Urban Fantasy trends, all  before book 4 comes out in the fall. And this time I will actually do proper launches. I’ll also put warnings all over the place telling my readers that this is just a re-issue of the originals to minimize people buying them again. If for some reason you are a super fan and just have to have the new cover, you’re more than welcome buy these, but I will be doing my usual 99c launch weeks for each, so stay tuned and I’ll post most about that later.

Stone’s Kiss is becoming Sorceress Awakening. Anyways, here’s the new cover.

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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.

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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.)

 

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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.