Thursday, November 24, 2016

New Fantasy Book Giveaway Site!!

Happy Thanksgiving!! I have a very cool announcement that I think you'll love: I've started a fantasy book giveaway blog with two of my fellow fantasy authors!
We're kicking things off with the Holiday Book Feast Dec. 24-31. You'll definitely want to stop by and enter the book bundle giveaway, as well as checking out the 25 featured 99 cent books!! Free and 99 cents is always a good thing, especially with lots of holiday gift cards :) Check out the site and follow to stay up to date on the latest info! And our hashtag is #PNRFeast. See you there!


Saturday, November 19, 2016

Winner of the Giveaway and a HUGE thank you!!

Hi, everyone! Drum roll please... the winner of my $50 Amazon gift card to celebrate the release of Huntress Found is...


Erika W!


Erika, I'll be emailing you the gift card code later today!

And I want to say THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU to the many friends who went above and beyond helping me spread the word for my new series. I'm now juggling two series, and writing a third for my agent! #Crazy :)

It's been a super fun release week, and I was on staycation so I could enjoy it, so thanks for celebrating with me!! I also hammered out the new Zyan Star novelette that is releasing at the end of the year, so if you're waiting on your Zyan fix, it's coming soon.

TTFN!


Friday, November 11, 2016

Huntress Found Release Party and $50 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway!!!


The hunt is on!!

I am wildly excited to release my book baby to the world... Huntress Found, book one of The Timekeeper's War Trilogy. And to celebrate, I'm giving away a $50 Amazon gift card! Please help me spread the news about both Huntress and the giveaway so we can give this series a proper kickoff.

Also, it's 99 cents, guys!! And will be for at least the rest of the year.



Huntress is contemporary fantasy, a mashup of Artemis mythology and Dr. Who with a sprinkle of steampunk. It's really unique and fun (can you tell I LOVE it?):

Evryn’s got mad skills at playing hide and seek. She can find lost children, hack the most secure databases, pretty much anything. Except for the one thing she desires most: the knowledge of who her parents are, why they abandoned her, and what her special talent means about who and what she really is.

So, when a guy named Seeker appears quite literally out of nowhere, claiming to know about her past and offering her a job, Evryn can’t say yes fast enough. Even if it does mean following him to another realm. As in, mind-blowingly, not Earth. Apparently she’s part of an elite clan of Hunters descending from Artemis who can find just about anything in all of time and space. As the last of Artemis’ direct lineage, Evryn is her clan’s best shot at finding a lost city before rival clans do.

Not just any city, but the flying, realm-hopping city of Skye. Aboard Skye is the Artifex, a magical device with the power to create or destroy worlds. Everyone wants the device, and with Evryn’s super-powered lineage, it means everyone wants her, too. It’s hard to decide who she can trust, even within her own clan. After she discovers a strange, alluring connection to the Artifex, she’s not even sure she can trust herself. Worse yet, the only person who may be able to help her is the Timekeeper, the sadistic ancient being who created the Artifex. An interdimensional war is brewing, and Evryn is right at the epicenter of it all. 

Let the hunt begin.


Snag your copy for 99 cents at the retailers below, and add to Goodreads!

Amazon         Barnes and Noble          iTunes          Kobo

If you want a little teaser, I put some of my fave quotes on these Twitter images (and you can also steal to tweet or put on your blog if you want to share the love!).







And last but not least, the $50 Amazon gift card giveaway! Enter and be merry! Thanks for partying with me, guys :) 




a Rafflecopter giveaway

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Be Here Now

Just uploaded Huntress Found to Amazon for release this Friday, and was flipping through the preview mode to make sure all the formatting converted correctly. Snippets of scenes and dialogue kept popping out at me, and I was just overwhelmed for a moment by how much I LOVE this book. I won't get into all the things I love about it and sound like a total narcissist.

The point is that it's a feeling I need to remember. I created this work of art, and I love it. It doesn't matter if anyone else loves it, or if it becomes a bestseller, or if I make any money. Those thing are all awesome, and I hope they will happen. But I'm often a very impatient, driven person, looking ahead to the future. So, remembering how deeply I heart this book is my "be here now" moment. It's something for me to return to and relish when I'm galloping full speed ahead not appreciating things in life.

What's your "be here now" moment?

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Ten Days Until Huntress Found Release and $50 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway!

Hi, friends!! I cannot believe it's November already. Did everybody have a rad Halloween? I was Darth Vader. It ruled.

So, Huntress Found, the first book in my new Timekeeper's War series, is releasing on 11/11. THIS MONTH!!! Aaahhhhhh!!!!! And election week, too. What a week, man.

Anyway, I'm giving away a $50 Amazon gift card through Rafflecopter, so save the date and swing back by here on 11/11 to enter for the giveaway and help me blast Huntress into the world. I'll love you EVER so much.

See you then!


Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Cover Reveal: The Timekeeper's War Book One!

Hi friends, I am SO excited today to reveal the cover for the first book in my new series. It's releasing on 11/11 and I can't wait to share it with the world. Today, a sneak peek of the cover. But first, this is what it's all about:

Evryn’s got mad skills at playing hide and seek. She can find lost children, hack the most secure databases, pretty much anything. Except for the one thing she desires most: the knowledge of who her parents are, why they abandoned her, and what her special talent means about who and what she really is.

So, when a guy named Seeker appears quite literally out of nowhere, claiming to know about her past and offering her a job, Evryn can’t say yes fast enough. Even if it does mean following him to another realm. As in, mind-blowingly, not Earth. Apparently she’s part of an elite clan of Hunters descending from Artemis who can find just about anything in all of time and space. As the last of Artemis’ direct lineage, Evryn is her clan’s best shot at finding a lost city before rival clans do.

Not just any city, but the flying, realm-hopping city of Skye. Aboard Skye is the Artifex, a magical device with the power to create or destroy worlds. Everyone wants the device, and with Evryn’s super-powered lineage, it means everyone wants her, too. It’s hard to decide who she can trust, even within her own clan. After she discovers a strange, alluring connection to the Artifex, she’s not even sure she can trust herself. Worse yet, the only person who may be able to help her is the Timekeeper, the sadistic ancient being who created the Artifex. An interdimensional war is brewing, and Evryn is right at the epicenter of it all.

Let the hunt begin.

And here's the cover, by my god-like cover artist Steven Novak, whom I heart very much. 




OMG, I swoon every time I look at it. SO gorgeous. If you want a FREE ARC, sign up for my newsletter in the next twenty-four hours. I am sending a download link to all my subscribers. You can also add it to Goodreads.

TTFN!



Wednesday, October 5, 2016

IWSG: How Long Does Your Story Cook?

I'm making gnocchi right now, and it's all simmering and stewing together, so that's probably why my title came out the way it did :) Pour yourself a glass of wine and join me! It's the monthly Insecure Writer's Support Group blog hop. Check out the other bloggers here, and the fearless Alex Cavanaugh, creator of the hop.

So, how do you know when your story is ready? I have two schools of thought on this. On the one hand, no matter how many times I edit something, if I go back and read it later there are always things I want to change. But you have to find that balance between proper editing and never finishing something because you're searching for perfection. I think critique partners are vital to this. Especially if you're not so good at self-editing (which you should hopefully know about yourself). I happen to have LOVELY CPs. Don't be jealous :)

How about you guys?

In other news, Vengeance and Vermouth came out since my last IWSG post, and I'm announcing a new series very soon!! Plus working on a third thing for my agent. LOTS of stuff going on.

TTFN, friends!