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#RoseCityComicCon Aftermath

This weekend was a crazy mess of fun and exhaustion. My second ever comic con and first time at Rose City Comic Con. It was so busy Saturday I barely got away from the table! Got away a little more on Sunday, but there was so much to see, I only caught a fraction of it.

It was so great seeing readers I’d met at Wizard World Portland back in January. A couple of them literally hunted me down so they could grab their copies of Kissed by Eternity! lol I met new readers, too, and got to introduce them to the Sunwalker Saga and Dragon Wars. Plus some great artists, authors, and assorted cosplayers. I even got to fangirl over iZombie! (Yes, the writer was there and he signed a copy of the first comic book for me. SQUEE!)

Bonnie, me, and author Miranda Mayer taking RCCC2015 by storm!

The best part of Comic Con is hanging with my peeps, Bonnie (assistant and uber awesome formatter) and Miranda Mayer (fantasy and Regency author). I can’t imagine doing this without them! In fact, we’re already signed up for RCCC2016 next September! Put it in your calendar. You won’t want to miss it! You can get tickets HERE.

Retired Wonder Woman
Retired Wonder Woman http://www.retiredwonderwoman.com/
My signed copy of iZombie!
Green Arrow
Medieval Green Arrow


And don’t forget to come see us in February of 2016 at Wizard World Portland. More geeky goodness! You won’t want to miss out on the fun!

Almost time for #RoseCityComicCon!


Had an amazing time this past weekend at Passion in Portland 2015. Met some great authors, awesome readers, AND got to make a fool of myself at karaoke. Let’s just say I’m REALLY looking forward to PiP 2016!

Coming up this weekend is another event I’ve really been looking forward to: Rose City Comic Con.  This will be my first time at this Comic Con and I’m really looking forward to it.

You can find me and fantasy author Miranda Mayer at table Q8 in the Artists’ Alley.  Be sure to stop by and say hello. (Yes, I will have copies of the entire Sunwalker Saga, plus pretty much all the other books I’ve ever written.) Paranormal Romance author Stace Lee will also be there (though she’s at another table so go find her!).

Look forward to seeing some of you this weekend!

#PassionInPortland Author Spotlight: #ParanormalRomance & #ContemporaryRomance Author Shea MacLeod

I figured it was only fair I answer my own questions, since everyone else had to. So, just in time for Passion In Portland tomorrow, I present you our final author: Me!

Deathwalker_200x300What sparked the idea for your latest novel? Was there a specific “Ah—ha!” moment?

My most recently published work is the second book in the Sunwalker Saga:Witchblood series, Deathwalker. The series come from my inability to let go of the world I’d created in the original Sunwalker Saga. But Deathwalker itself was a little more..complicated.

I knew I’d write Lene’s story at some point. It had to happen, of course. And I knew she was a Deathwalker (a witch who senses death and can sometimes speak to the dead). But that was about it. The story really came together when Lucien Antonelli, a man with a few extra special powers himself, came swaggering through my brain. I have zero idea what sparked him, but there he was in all his witchy glory. The story just flowed after that. 

Tell us about your hero and heroine? What makes them and their story unique?
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What’s Up With This #Angel Thing? #romance #amwriting

If you follow me on Facebook, you’ve probably noticed I’ve been posting a lot of teasers for something called Angel’s Fall. You might have even asked yourself, “What is this Angel’s Fall thing?”

Ask no more. I’ve got answers!

About a month ago, an author friend of mine (Belinda Boring. Go check her out.) who is known as the Queen of Swoon challenged me to write something really super swoony. As you probably know, while I may include swoony moments in my novels, they’re generally not pure swoon. (Hard to do too much swooning when hunting down bad guys.) But…CHALLENGE ACCEPTED!

Thus Angel’s Fall was born.

It’s a story about an angel who falls in love with his charge despite the fact it’s forbidden. It’s about a woman who finds inner strength despite the fact she’s been broken. And, yeah, it’s chock full of SWOON. Look for it this October. In the meantime, check out these teasers:

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#PassionInPortland Author Spotlight: #ParanormalRomance Author Gretchen S.B.

Wow! I can’t believe how many AMAZING authors I’ve gotten to interview so far. I can’t wait to meet all of them at Passion In Portland on September 12th!

Next up is paranormal AND contemporary romance author, Gretchen S. B.

What sparked the idea for your latest novel? Was there a specific “Ah—ha!” moment?

I was working on the first book in the series and realized there should be more books about other characters. Once that thought crossed my mind it was followed by ‘I want to tell Viking’s story next.’

 Tell us about your hero and heroine? What makes them and their story unique?

What makes these to special is he belongs to the Night World, which is explored in the first book of the series. While Mia is just a regular gal. So when she is introduced to the Night World and all the characters in it we see people from the first book in a new light.

 Why do you write Romance? Why your specific sub-genre of romance?

I love writing in general. I write several sub-genres: Paranormal Romance, Urban Fantasy, and I am hoping to have m first contemporary Romance out in the next few months. I just like telling stories, any story that strikes my fancy. I mainly enjoy creating my own world, which is why I write mostly paranormal and urban.

 What’s the funniest thing that ever happened to you at a signing?

Passion in Portland is my first true signing event. I have had a table and Emerald City Comicon and had an author event at Third Place Books. But out of those the funniest thing would be when we got to the questions and answer period at third place books and one of the attendees told me I was so entertaining and she wanted to see me have my own sitcom. :) I am still not sure what to make of that.

 Now for the Lightening Round! Answer these fast and quick (ala the Hot Seat questions on Inside the Actor’s Studio)

 Chocolate or vanilla?

Chocolate, unless it is coffee.

 Where do you write?


 Favorite romance novel plot device?

Surprise baby! I am a sucker for the one night stand reunites years later and there is a baby he didn’t know about. It is a goal of mine to someday write one.

 What trait in a man do you find most sexy?

A smirk, yes I know it is cliche!

 Least sexy?

Being condescending. Something about it makes me want to be violent.

 Your book is going to be made into a movie! Who plays the lead roles?

I don’t know! Ah, the pressure. I have no idea. I am drawing a complete blank.

VikingSensitivity_GSB_500X700Blurb for Viking Sensitivity:

Viking was not sure what to do with himself with Gwen in Montana. That is until his path crosses with Mia’s. She is a beautiful sensitive who is being haunted by a strange being Viking has never heard of.

Mia Jones might not have an exciting life as the owner of an independent book store, but she is okay with that. Then she meets Viking and it is as if her life goes tumbling down a rabbit hole.

Mia and Viking must pull together to fight off the being that is haunting her. As Mia adjust to the Night World it appears this being might not be working along

You can get the first book in the series HERE.

GretchenAuthor Bio:

Gretchen is a Seattleite that loves her home. She has a day job as a Program Coordinator a local university. She is a struggling Indie Author, struggling as in she is trying to make her living writing books. She loves to read, write and create characters. As well as knit and binge watch Netflix. She is also on a sporadic book blog and internet radio show with some of her college friends. She currently lives with her husband and their mischievous Rotti mix, who always seems to find something new she shouldn’t be chewing on.

Find Gretchen on her website.

#PassionInPortland Author Spotlight: #ParanormalRomance Author Brandy L. Rivers

assion in Portland is looming ever closer. And guess who is going to be there? The super awesome paranormal romance author, Brandy L. Rivers. She’s got a new book coming out August 31st, but more about that later. For now, let’s get inside her brain (figuratively, of course!):
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#PassionInPortland Author Spotlight: #ParanormalRomance Author Sarah Cradit

Continuing on with the Passion in Portland attending author theme, I’d like to introduce you all to the amazing Sarah Cradit. Not only is Sarah a USA Bestseller and a fellow Oregonian, she’s also a total history geek, like me! I love that and I can’t wait to meet her!

What sparked the idea for your latest novel? Was there a specific “Ah—ha!” moment?

I write for a single series/saga, so the storylines often progress in very natural (though often unexpected ways). For the last release I have coming out in October, Myths of Midwinter (Volume 6), I deviate a bit from the main storyline in order to bring in some new characters and concepts. It was a fun creative shift.

 Tell us about your hero and heroine? What makes them and their story unique?
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#PassionInPortland Author Spotlight: #ParanormalRomance Author Stace Lee

Staceys IPhone 704Our next Passion in Portland author, Stace Lee, is no stranger to this blog. She’s had a guest spot before for her awesome paranormal romance. And she hangs out with me every month at the Portland Peeps (where a bunch of us crazy authors and bloggers get together to get plastered  have dinner and chat).

What sparked the idea for your latest novel? Was there a specific “Ah—ha!” moment?

Well, I’ve always wanted to write and I’ve been told by a few different people such as Psychic’s and Empath’s, that I carry emotions that aren’t my own. This really sparked the idea of writing “Broken”.  A story about a girl who takes on emotions that don’t belong to her and she doesn’t understand what is wrong with her. We see her struggles and how she overcomes them.
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What To Read Next: Sunwalker Saga and Beyond #paranormalromance #urbanfantasy

Kissed by Darkness_400x600

Readers frequently ask me “What should I read next?” This is usually right after they’ve finished the six books of the Sunwalker Saga. They’re mourning the end of Morgan’s story and desperately wanting more. I get it. I wrote the series and although the particular story arch that made up the main series of Sunwalker Saga was finished, I just couldn’t give up the world and its characters. They were too much fun. There were so many more stories still locked inside my head, yearning to get out. So, yes, I wrote more.

Sunwalker Saga: Soulshifter Trilogy

One of my very favorite characters ever is Zipporah (aka Zip), the djinn girl from Kissed by Smoke (Sunwalker Saga – Book 3). I won’t spoil things for new readers by telling you what happens to her in Book 3, but let’s just say that was not the end of her story. So, I wrote this trilogy of novellas that take place after the events of Kissed by Smoke, and before the fifth book, Kissed by Ice. Basically, while Morgan is chasing vampires around Paris in Kissed by Moonlight, Zip and Mick (Mikey from Book 3) are chasing demons around Portland. As you do.

Shoulshifter by Shéa MacLeod
Shoulshifter by Shéa MacLeod

The books in reading order:




You can find them all on Amazon, iBooks, Barnes & Noble, and Kobo.

Sunwalker Saga: Witchblood

After the events of Kissed by Eternity (Sunwalker Saga – Book 6), I realized there was a LOT more story to tell. Particularly about the witches that helped Morgan and the gang stop the evil conspiracy perpetrated by…oh, that would be another story. ;-) You gotta read the series! Let’s just say there were vampires, magic, and other shenanigans involved!Spellwalker03_200x300

Anyway, I knew the Emory Chastain, leader of the coven of witches, needed her own story. So I wrote the first book of the new series, Spellwalker. Technically, you could also view it (chronologically speaking) as Book 7 of the series as it takes up pretty much (more or less) where KbE left off. More Haakon! More witches! More magic and mayhem!

Readers loved Spellwalker so much, I wrote a second Witchblood book: Deathwalker. And now I’m working on the third, Mistwalker (out later this year). There will definitely be at least 1 more book in the series. Likely 2.

You can find the Sunwalker Saga: Witchblood novels on Amazon, iBooks, Barnes & Noble, and Kobo.

Also available in paperback.

But Morgan isn’t finished yet… And neither is Kabita!

Kissed by Eternity_300dpiI’ve got lots of plans for the future. Morgan will get at least one more book. It will have a NEW story arc, but you’ll get to find out what happens to her AFTER KbE. (There may even be a wedding. HINT! HINT!) I don’t have a date on this yet, but it WILL happen. Probably early 2016.

Kabita Jones is going to get her own story. It may or may not turn into a series. And it may or may not involved the delicious Trevor Daly. Stay tuned…

Finally there will be some further adventures in this fantastic world of Sunwalkers, sidhe, vampires, demons, djinn, Titans, Ancient Atlantis, Templar Knights, Amazons, and things that randomly go bump in the night. I’m definitely toying with ideas set in the Regency (history geek!) and the far future (scifi geek!). And, of course, Jack is still on my mind… ;-)

I hope you’ve found this information helpful and I hope you enjoy the various adventures in my little world. If you have more questions about the Sunwalker Saga, Morgan Bailey, Inigo Jones, Jack Keel, vampires, djinn, or anything else, really, please leave a comment and I’ll get back to you!

Happy reading!

The Research Continues: #Burlesque, #Bookbinding, and #Badassery

With my epic European research trip well over, it was time to turn my attention to other research that needed doing. In my quest for a new, interesting vocation for one of my characters, I found myself at the Oregon Burlesque Festival of an evening.

While there I met up with the super awesome Lacy Knickers who gave me a run-down of all things burlesque. She packed a whole lot of info into the fifteen minutes before the show started. Secrets I may reveal in a novel one day… ;-)

The entire review. I've added pixelation for the faint of heart.
The entire review. I’ve added pixelation for the faint of heart.
Lacy Knickers and yours truly.
Lacy Knickers and yours truly.







What I came away with was one word: Confidence. These women (and men) came in all shapes, sizes, and ages. There was cellulite, stretch marks, and wobble. And yet every single one of them BROUGHT IT! They were fierce, filled with self-confidence, and absolutely badass! I loved it!

In fact, watching them gave me just the inspiration I needed for a new character. Like them, she’s sexy, fierce, and badass. Definitely of the paranormal variety. I can’t wait to introduce her to you, bit for now she’s a secret. Shhhh….

I also attended my first SCA (Society for Creative Anachronism) event. It was a bit of a bust, being poorly attended and with not nearly enough sword fighting to please me, but I did learn a thing or two!

For one, I took a bookbinding class. Granted books came into play a few hundred years AFTER my Roman persona was around, but what the heck, right? I found it fascinating, a little frustrating, and likely something I will include in a future novel. Likely something Regency. Because it’s kind of awesome. I may even go crazy and try my hand at making my own notebooks for plotting. But don’t hold your breath.

Yes, a Roman is binding a book. It could happen.









I also had the unique opportunity to hold a falcon! Oh, she was tiny and sweet.  I couldn’t believe I actually got to get that close to such an amazing creature! It may be that she appears in a novel, as well! Who knows? But I did learn some interesting tidbits about falconry that are now rumbling about in my brain.

SCA_Me and the falcon best









And that’s the beauty of life, isn’t it? Anything and everything can inspire you to indulge in creativity. And creativity, as they say, feeds the soul.