For those of you wanting to pick up the first three books of Dragon Wars before Green Witch is out this spring, the Dragon Wars boxed set is now available on Amazon. The boxed set contains the first three Dragon Wars books: Dragon Warrior, Dragon Lord, and Dragon Goddess.
Another one of my Cupcake Goddess stories is live on Amazon. For those who love my cranky goddess of love and beauty, Branwen, Soulfully Sweet is just 99 cents.
(Please note: Soulfully Sweet was originally published in The Haunted Collection from The Eclective.)
I’m involved in several big book giveaways this winter. The next big one is the Dragons of Midwinter Fantasy Giveaway.
So far there are 22 authors (and climbing) donating their fantasy books to the giveaway. Everything from epic fantasy to contemporary paranormal. And there are TWO awesome prizes.
Grand Prize is a MASSIVE collection of both paper and ebooks from all the authors. Swag, too. The second place winner will receive an ebook collection of all the authors’ books. Awesome, right?
I’m donating Fearless, plus some random swag.
To get a list of authors/books involved and to join the giveaway fun, hop over to the blog HERE.
Also on sale tomorrow, A Grave Desire by the lovely Tara Rose. Between the two of us, we’re going to have a blast.
Come join in the shenanigans!
With HAUNTED at the editor’s, I think it’s time for a blurb reveal!
HAUNTED (Soulshifter Book 2 – A Sunwalker Saga Spin-off Series)
Think your gap year between high school and college is tough? Try doing it as a ten-thousand-year-old djinni trapped in the body of an eighteen-year-old girl. Once, Zipporah was a free spirited immortal gifted with unimaginable magical powers. Now she’s locked in the body of once-mousy Abbie Roberts and forced to deal with all of Abbie’s human baggage – a summer job, an overprotective aunt, and a guy: gorgeous street-smart Mick Egan.
Okay, so Zip’s new mortal life isn’t all bad.
She still has more than a glimmer of djinn power and a knack for stumbling into supernatural trouble even on this earthly plane. Working at a mortuary seems safe enough – when you’ve run afoul of djinn kings and psycho sidhe princes, dead bodies are no big deal. But when mysterious events point to a disembodied evil within the mortuary, Zip searches for answers by delving into her own past…and Mick’s darkest secrets.
COMING DECEMBER 30th!
I’m so excited to announce that Kissed by Darkness will soon be translated into German! The German version will be released sometime in April of 2014. WOOT!
I’ll keep you posted on the new cover, final release dates, and where German reading fans can purchase the book.
I’m super excited! Next week is HallowRead in Ellicott City, Maryland. It’s the first year ever of this mini-con for authors and readers of urban fantasy, steampunk, horror, dark fantasy, and all things that go bump in the night. It’s going to be amazeballs.
In addition to the special release party Thursday evening at the Wine Bin, I’m on three panels on Saturday. I admit I’m a little nervous, but I think it’ll be fun. The panels (with my comments in italics):
1. Brothers in Arms: Sexy Men In Uniform (And Sometimes Armor). You all KNOW how I love a man in uniform!
2. Out Of This World: Gods, Monsters, and Extraterrestrials. Ancient Aliens anyone?
And what are the prizes? Well, each author is supplying 3 to 4 prizes for the panel, so they will vary, but they will be awesome. I put together four prize packs. Don’t they look snazzy?
INSIDE the bags it’s even better. Lots of goodies to drool over including a paperback copy of FEARLESS, a set of magnets, AND some brand new glitter notebooks with my book covers on them.
I think I might have a slight SWAG problem. But can anyone ever have too much SWAG, really? I think not.
(Speaking of SWAG, I’m hoping to pick up some from the other cool authors for our next Facebook release party. I LOVE giving away SWAG!)
There is a LOT of other cool stuff going on that weekend from ghost tours to book signings to a steampunk tea. I hope to see some of you at HallowRead!
For a schedule of events and to buy tickets to HallowRead go HERE.
Wondering what to read while waiting for the next Sunwalker or Soulshifter book? I’ve got something awesome for you.
Brand new from Lizzy Ford, the first book in her new paranormal series, Hidden Evil, is out now. HEAR NO is just 99 cents on Amazon.
It’s only the end of the world at stake …
Nathan’s job for the past three thousand years has been to clean up supernatural messes. Jaded, ruthlessly effective and selfless, he’s seen it all and can handle anything – demons, homicidal angels, even bad bosses.
His latest challenge: A creature named Shadowman is seeking out the three keys it believes will open portals between earth and hell. Nathan must eliminate the human host guiding Shadowman to the keys. Except Nathan isn’t expecting the woman anchoring Shadowman to the human world to be beautiful, witty, innocent and completely unaware of the creature manipulating her. Worse, she makes him feel alive for the first time in his long existence, and he haphazardly discovers she’s meant to become the love of his life.
Life becomes more complicated when Nathan helps rescue one of the key holders, a deaf girl charged with protecting the secret of who Shadowman really is: the first of four demons headed to the human world, intent on bringing about the Apocalypse. They will succeed, unless Nathan kills the woman he loves, and sends the demon back to Hell.
Most of you have probably already heard about Kobo yanking ALL self published works off their shelves. Yep, it’s true. They have. In a knee jerk reaction to a complaint about erotica they have deleted everything from cozy mysteries and sweet romances to sex with a triceratops. Talk about throwing the baby out with the bath water! Amazon and Barnes & Noble have always had a much tighter rein on titles published there, but they’re being even more careful now, deleting anything that smacks of crossing the line.
Fortunately, I don’t write erotica. I write romance. Yeah, there’s a sex scene or two, but they’re pretty tame. Most of my title are exclusively on Amazon (I don’t think I have any titles at all on Kobo. They’re not terribly indie friendly.). Some of my books are traditionally published. Some are indie (self) published. I don’t see this brouhaha effecting my books. Thank goodness. But I know friends who have been effected and who knows how this will play out down the line.
Unfortunately, this also effects readers. When they yank a book, they yank it from your ereader, too. (Remember, you only pay for the license to read the book, not the book itself.) So, what can you do?
Back it up.
Here is a great article on how to back up your Kindle books (I’m sure backing up other ereaders is a similar process). Super easy. I’ve done it myself.
So, no need to panic. Just back up your books and make sure you’re following your favorite authors on Facebook or on their websites so you can find their books quickly and easily.
HallowRead is coming up and I’m SUPER excited! No, I haven’t packed yet, but close! Trying to figure out what I should pack, how much SWAG to bring, and all that good stuff. I can hardly believe that in less than TWO WEEKS I’ll be headed to Baltimore and then out to historical Ellicott City. WOW!
In addition to the regular festivities, there will be one VERY special “unofficial” event on Thursday night (24th Oct) to kick off HallowRead. Starting at 7pm, urban fantasy author LM Pruitt and I will be holding a Launch Party at the Wine Bin to celebrate our latest releases. There will be signed books to purchase, SWAG to be had, nibblies to enjoy, and wine tasting in which to indulge. It’s going to be EPIC! I really hope we see some of you there!