May 26, 2015

The Mythicals Series.... More coming soon!

Saving Her Destiny is releasing next week.

So far I haven't bit off my fingernails, waiting in anticipation, but I'm getting there. (I always lose my mind a bit as reviews start coming in, and promo starts happening. So far, though, I'm not going too crazy)

It'll be coming out in digital and print here:

Amazon Kindle  or Print

Barnes and Noble Nook or Print

Samhain Publishing ebook or Print

Kobo (ebook only)

iTunes (ebook only) 

So far, Saving Her Destiny is getting good reviews on Goodreads too, which always makes me smile. (I know, I shouldn't go anywhere near Goodreads as an author, but I like to see how many people put my books on their "to be read" or "currently reading" shelves.)

Already I'm seeing some feedback wanting to know more about The Mythicals Series.

So here goes:

The Guys and Godmothers trilogy, (Under His Nose, Before His Eyes, and Just His Taste) lead into The Mythicals, by introducing Fairy Godmothers and The Fairy Realm.

Then comes Saving Her Destiny, The Mythicals #1, set on the magical island of Avalon.

There are two more stories in this world! One is available right now, FOR FREE.

That's right, on the Dark Faerie Tales Blog, I have a short story, called Deals With Sea Witches Never Go Well, involving Cara, the heroine from Saving Her Destiny, in a "Little Mermaid" type scenario. Check it out. And while you're there, enter to win a copy of Saving Her Destiny!

As for the second story? It's coming in October, as part of the Taming The Monster Anthology. More to come on that later!

And then, because I can't just leave well enough alone, there's more--though not set on Avalon. Instead set in the city of Liverly, KS, a midwestern town where nothing is even close to what it seems, with hell gates, Immortal Knights Templar, werewolves, vampires, and monsters that go thump in the night and steal your soul.

That series is starting in September, called The Mythical Knights.
Brightest Shadow  #0.5  September
Dark Within   #1  October
Bravest Flame  #1.5 (Initially being released as part of a Christmas box set) November
Darker Cravings  #2  January
Boldest Choice  #2.5  March
Darkest Judgment  #3 April 
Yep, it's a lot, and it all ties together, because I'm a freak like that.

So lots of releases this year. Lots and lots of paranormal things coming out. (And I haven't even included all the contemporary romance stuff I have going on as well...)

May 4, 2015

May the 4th Be With You and other Various Fandoms

May the 4th be with you, and live long and prosper.

Okay, so that was mixing fandoms, and yes, I did it on purpose.

I can't help it, I love my fandoms.

Star Wars has been with me forever--since I was a kid, and saw this princess who could shoot at the bad guys and yell at the good guys when they were being dumb, and save the day if she had to.

Completely changed my views on princesses, that's for sure.

Then there's Star Trek, which I also love, but for completely different reasons, and 90% of those reasons are because of my dad, who loved his Star Trek. I watched Star Trek and Star Trek The Next Generation with him every week. Later, we enjoyed talking about ST Voyager, and even enjoyed the new Star Trek movies.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer is another loved fandom, though for different reasons--a lot of them had to do with the Scoobies than actually any love for Buffy. (She's kinda whiny, and got on my nerves there toward the end). But I still loved the show.

Then there's Firefly -- because, it's Firefly. Between the language, the fact that they're pirates but really not, in space, that's even more fun for me.

And Harry Potter, those I love for a very different reason--because of the world. The idea of this massive world created slowly, and each book is more and more in depth of that world, I loved it. It swallowed me up, and I have played all the online quizzes I can find to determine which house I'd be in--usually Ravenclaw.

Marvel's Avengers, especially Captain America, is one of my fandoms too. Cap sits on my shelf, over my writing space, inspiring my books. There's just something so touching about Steve Roger's story that always gives me goosebumps.

My latest obsession is Supernatural -- because. Winchester Boys. And because they really did a neat twist on the idea of paranormal hunters. I really love how they've laced together all the bits, including angels and demons.

So, today, on May the 4th, let your fandom rule you, my dears. :) I love all of mine. :) Love yours too.

April 8, 2015

It's That Time Again

It is time.

That time of year every spring that makes me absolutely nuts. And my husband as well.

It's tornado season.

And today, we're kicking it off with Armageddon. Or so the weathermen are claiming.

We're evidently in the middle of a vortex of cold fronts and warm fronts and low pressure and all the things that make the swirling tornadoes spark and come alive later today.

Me? I'm finding myself in a strange place. Not exactly sure what I should be doing.

In the past, I would be backing up computer files (which I will do anyway, because that's never a bad thing), storing them on my portable hard drive, and packing a suit case with a change of clothing for everyone in the house and all our charging devices, because we would be at my parent's house, and we'd need to be able to charge our technology. And of course, getting important files and phone numbers, like the insurance companies, and making sure I have them with me, just in case we lost our house to a tornado.

Some I will do, others, maybe not so much. I will make sure the safest places in the house are ready for us to scramble into them (we don't have a basement in our new house, but we have two "safe zones" in case of a storm. Not to mention, a church right across the street with a basement that we can run to if we have to.

And other than that, I wait.

I have the news on the 24 hour radar, so I can listen.

HOWEVER, there is a bright side:

Via Jim Schmidt on Facebook 
This bad boy over here is the Tornado Intercept Vehicle, a tornado chasing Batman-esque monster of a machine that's been seen in town today because of the weather warnings.

And if all goes like previous experiences, if the TIV is here, then the storms won't be. The only thing to confirm this would be to find out that the Weather Channel has shown up too. If they come, then I know we'll miss all the bad weather.

It's the funniest thing--when the news and chasers show up, the storms miss us completely and wind up flaring up two hours away. It happens almost every time, it's weird.

I have to think of strange stuff like this, because if I let myself worry too much, I'll find myself freaking out and in panic mode. I'm already comprehending getting the kids out of school early because of this--my son's school starts late, and lets out right in the middle of when this stuff is supposed to be kicking up. My daughter should be getting home before it gets too bad. I think.

So I'm hoping the worst of it will miss us.

Will I get my son out of school early? Likely. My daughter? Maybe. We shall see. My husband? Maybe.

March 17, 2015

His Velvet Touch Now Available

Today His Velvet Touch is being released on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Kobo, and iTunes 

I am super excited about this -- I really do love this story, Harper and Chris are great. I was thrilled when they were so well received in the Taming the Alpha box set, and going back to their relationship was a complete joy. The original story didn't allow me to have all the details I wanted in the story, because of the constraints of the box set, so I've been tinkering with it to weave those things back into it before I released it.

It's also the beginning of a new series of contemporary romances I'll be doing. While they won't necessarily be connected (though there are a couple of trilogies in this world), the characters can/will pop up from book to book.

It's just this nice city--too big to be a small town, too small to be considered a big city--Barrum Ks is going to have a lot of fun people that I hope you're going to enjoy as much as I am writing these books.

Right now, there's His Velvet Touch. Then comes the Celestial Springs Salon trilogy --- Summer Burns, Autumn Falls, and Winter Chills, slated for later this year to release.

And there's a few other stories I have simmering on the back burner, waiting for time to write them. (Because that's what it's all about, really. The time involved...)

So I hope you take the time to visit Barrum and meet Chris and Harper (excerpt here) They're a lot of fun. An independent woman and an alpha male, who mix, well, most of the time.

See you around!

March 11, 2015

Saving Her Destiny Cover Reveal

This one is so pretty! I think it's one of my all time book cover favorites.
This is one I pretty much told the cover artist to "have fun." 
She went in a very different direction from my other books, but oh my goodness, 
she did an amazing job. 

Saving Her Destiny is coming in ebook and Print in June of 2015
Pre order is available on Amazon and Barnes and Noble 

Sometimes the future comes knocking. Sometimes it knocks you into next week.

The Mythicals, Book 1

Fairy-In-Distress team member Duncan Molar’s mission is as simple as it is desperate. Find his missing best friend, banshee Cara Wallace, before an assassin lights the magical fuse that will unlock her scream, wiping out the last merrow colony on earth.

Since the day he rescued her from a fishing net, the near-victim of her very first scream, they’ve been joined at the hip, he helping her with her telepathy, she helping him remember the beautiful side of being a fairy.

When he finds her, the crisis isn’t over, for the unreleased scream could kill her…unless he gets her to a remote location and figures out a way to release it safely. The solution blows them so far apart, Duncan’s back to square one. Doing whatever he has to—including sacrificing his job with the FID—in order to save her.

Because secretly, he’s been in love with her for a decade.

Warning: A determined fairy, a banshee-in-distress, and a djinn that will only make matters worse.