Happy Cover Reveal, Stolen!

Stolen has been a book that I’ve been working on since April 2014. When Parliament House Press offered a contract, I was at work and had to keep from squeeing aloud with joy!

I’m so happy to now be able to reveal the cover for my debut novel, Stolen, Book I of the Stolen Series. Coming January 22, 2019 from Parliament House Press.

 

Look at how gorgeous it turned out! I absolutely love the colors, the menace of it, the little touches of fairies and the font. I also love that there’s a person of cover on this book, something that is so rare to find. I love the trees reaching out to her, but the way she walks with determination. There’s just so much here that makes me so very happy! The more you zoom in, the more you see all the careful details that have been added in.

Here’s the synopsis:

It’s difficult taking care of a delusional father by yourself. Sixteen-year-old Shaleigh Mallet would rather explore and photograph dilapidated buildings than cater to her father’s dark episodes. But when she’s kidnapped by a creature who carries her atop a flying bicycle into another world, she realizes this wasn’t the escape she wanted.

In a kingdom known as the Garden, where minotaurs pull carriages and parties are held in hot air balloons, Madam Cloom and her faerie servant, Teagan, rule over the land with incredible but terrifying magic. Shaleigh must prove that she is the reincarnation of a long-dead ruler, not because she believes it, but because it’s her only chance to survive. With the help of a trespassing faerie, a stoatling, and a living statue, Shaleigh hopes to outwit everyone. She aims to break the bonds of servitude and finally make her way home. What she doesn’t realize, however, is that she’s playing right into the hands of a far worse enemy…

Make sure you add it to your To-Read list on Goodreads!

PS: You might notice some color changes around here! I thought I’d update things a bit to match more with Stolen’s color theme. 🙂

 

Freaking gorgeous

I’m so excited guys. This cover is freaking gorgeous. I just finished confirming the maps that’ll be included as well. I know it’s still 8 months out before this gets officially released, but there’s no stopping the hype train now.

Here take a look so you can get pumped too!

 

Did I mention there’s a giveaway going on too?? I know, the good news just keeps on coming!

Enter to win an advanced reader copy of this very novella! You can also get a $5 Amazon gift card too, but that’s not as cool as getting to read about werewolves, a mad scientist, and a strong female protagonist, is it? 😉

Here’s the link to the raffle, you can enter via Facebook or with just your email.

https://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/1000e4f1245/

 

The Huntress Becomes the Hunted

Mercy has always dreamed of becoming a werewolf trapper like her father. In Kanta, one must learn how to survive one way or another. A dark-skinned, blue-eyed young beauty, Mercy understands that she brings out the beast in monsters and men. When a routine werewolf delivery turns into a vicious assault from a pair of human traffickers, Mercy’s life changes forever. Somehow she must endure in a dangerous city where women and werewolves are hunted.

A Change of Cover

You might notice that I’ve updated the cover on Night Feeders. It’s one of the alternate covers that Fena provided for me. I was growing tired of the dusty western look, and wanted to push readers more in the direction of horror. Especially considering how creeped out some of my readers have been after reading it. (Cue evil writer laughter here.)

Let me know what you think of it. I’ve updated it on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Smashwords, but it might take a while to update completely. I’m doing a refresher course on this self-publishing stuff since I have a YA Sci-Fi apocalyptic piece I want to put up in the next month or so. For some reason, YA Science Fiction just isn’t selling in the short story genres much lately. You would think it would considering the Hunger Games is so popular, but oh well!

Look for more updates in the weeks to come. Especially post-Camp NaNo!

Accusations, Free Short Story, & Cover Reveal

I have to admit, that after a busy couple of weeks during the holiday season and finally this equally busy weekend, it’s nice to get some decent writing time in. It’s been a little while, hasn’t it? I think the last writing update I had was November 28th, which really tells you how busy I got there with work and family after NaNo. I plan on doing a post in a couple of days about my overall wordcount for 2011 – a total of 137,158 – I’m quite proud of it, even if I only won one out of the two NaNo’s I participated in.

On the fanfiction side, I have quite a few pieces I need to post around, probably over at Archive of Our Own and FF.net, so if you follow those places expect some new stuff posted soon. I’ve signed up once again for Part 2 of the Werewolf Big Bang over on Livejournal. If you’ve never participated in a big bang before, it’s great practice for writing longer pieces, which I’m trying to get better with since I’ve started self-publishing some pieces.

Yes, Clawbinder is now free to download on most of the eBook stores you can find. Amazon is still being darn slow in recognizing that it should be a free eBook, but if you have a Kindle you can easily download a copy on Smashwords. The short story is already free online, but the eBook version contains a preview for my western novelette that should soon be released. If you do get a copy, please leave a review as well!

Clawbinder

Saira has been trained from birth for this: to battle one of the Great Ones and retrieve that precious prize. But Rajani is old and clever, and like the Great Rocs before her, she is wise to the ways of thieves. A fantasy short story.

B&N | Smashwords | Kobo | Diesel | Amazon (waiting for price drop) | Sony (coming soon!) | Apple


Night Feeders

In the old dusty town of Clarkville, the ruthless Sherriff Ritters keeps a tight hold on the townsfolk. They fear him not because of his followers, but because of the supernatural jewel he wears around his neck, and the creatures he keeps. When a stranger comes looking for one of the victims, he finds that Ritters is far more dangerous than he imagined.

Coming Soon!

Finally got to bring two parts of the storyline together in a meeting that’s far more awkward than I had imagined it would be when I decided to put this trio together. It is a pretty stressful situation though for all characters involved, so I can’t say I’m very surprised. I’ve been itching to get some writing in on this piece, so being able to make some progress really makes me pleased!

Summary: Leekston is an unassumingly quiet southern town, but it hides many secrets. An unusual government entity that studies the strange supernatural activity in the area is only one of many. Six years after the incident at the Kayak Hills subdivision, Suzie once again must protect her family from the creatures of the night and help to prevent a tense situation from taking more lives.

Project: The Secrets of Leekston (Working)
Deadline: April 2012 (Updated Deadline)
New words written: 1,162
Present total word count: 53,392

Total Word Count for 2012: 1,162