Archive | September, 2014

Another one to read while you’re waiting…

weight-of-earthAlthough I am still working hard on the editing for Dragon Tender and don’t need to revise the release date again, I thought of another book I really enjoyed last year and wanted to share. I was sad to see it languishing on Amazon with few recent readers.

Weight of Earth (Literary/Women’s Fiction/Occult)

Weight of Earth stays very close to Wiccan roots (unlike the magic in my stories), and purists should really enjoy the book. It is literary rather than “genre” like mine, but readers around age 14 or so to adult may want to give it a try. Another consideration one way or the other for some readers is that the book contains gay characters just like life contains gay characters.

Summary from the publisher: Ella is determined to uncover her mother’s past, but what she learns could destroy her family. Secrets run deep in her family.

Twelve years ago, her mother turned her back on her sister Lydia—a high priestess of the Mother Goddess—and has since forbidden Ella to learn anything about their heritage, or her gifts. But during her mother’s dark days, Ella lives on Lydia’s ranch, watching her perform candle spells, circle castings, and prayers at dawn.

Ella’s mother refuses to talk about what happened—a secret Lydia also keeps tightly guarded, for reasons Ella doesn’t understand.

But when Ella meets William, a little boy with special needs, her mind opens in ways she never imagined. William reminds her of Jonathon, her little brother who died, and this bond makes her take risks she never thought possible, even defying her mother and opening her untrained psychic senses.

Her world tilts on its axis when Zeth barges into her life, complicating everything. His mind sucks her in like a vortex, and being with him burns her—literally. How can he know more about her than she knows about herself? Will loving him unlock her gifts, or destroy her fragile mind? And is their love worth uncovering a truth that their families would rather keep buried?

Weight of Earth is a compelling story of how family loyalty entwines with personal secrecy, and what it means to be exceptional.

You can pick up a copy for $3.99 on Amazon.com. I think it is definitely worth the price!

 

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New October Release Date for Dragon Tender

Dragon_Tender_250 Yesterday I gave myself a vacation from any form of writing because I was too busy running around telling everyone I’d done it–I’d finished the rough draft of book three in the series! Woohoo for me!

Unfortunately, the book took much longer to finish than I would have liked for various reasons. I’ve been working in the office for the past six months after having worked from home for slightly over three years. Drive time steals a little over a two hours a day out of my daily schedule, and it makes a big difference in both my energy and time for writing.

But hey, the book finally got done, and I start working from home again tomorrow! Yes! Two things to celebrate. I am a very happy gal today.

The book will go through the usual rigorous editing and proofreading routine and be available sometime between October 15th and October 22nd. I’ve targeted the 15th, but sometimes last minute things come up. Things like forgetting to ask my cover designer to update the title of the book after I changed it. Not like that’s ever happened. Seriously, who could miss a detail like that after months of work?

Dragon Tender introduces big changes to the Fae Unbound universe, and I’m excited about the possibilities. The next book is tentatively titled Wizard’s Wrath and will bring James more front and center than he’s been until now. I expect to release the second set of three books in the series in the summer and fall of 2015. I know that’s a long time to wait, but I’ve got the Bad Tom series for adult readers queued up for release in December, and then I’d like to get started on the first “season” of the planned series Alice in Demonland (YA readers 14+) because my head is currently full of fun things I can do with demons.

Apparently, I won’t be leaving my keyboard again in the foreseeable future. Good times, I say. Good times.

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