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Ah weather. Last week there were ice storms bad enough to knock the power down in my area for three days of frozen hell and today it’s scheduled to be in the 80’s. That’s going to be hell on my herb garden.
Anywho, enough of my domestic misery – I’ve got a present to make up for all the downtime! On Friday, I’ll be giving away copies of my first novel, “The Uncertainty of Death,” for free on Amazon.
Death… it is the most frightening unknown to us all. For centuries people have personified and anticipated the horror and majesty of this unavoidable reality. We even invent legends to avoid it.
Unfortunately, sheis someone we cannot escape.
No one expects a harried, overworked, and socially awkward business woman to become the deliverer of their fate. Death has never been good at games of skill or chance and is keenly self-conscious, always going the extra mile to make others comfortable. But in The Uncertainty of Death, two mortals, Leo Kaylor and Jules Harper are about to meet Death for the first time, and she is not what they imagined in. Together, Leo and Jules embark upon a chaotic journey that will test the very meaning of life and friendship in the first of this apocalyptic Four Horsemen series.
Tomorrow I’m giving away free copies of “Toxic Ash” on Amazon. It’s a rare chance to nab copies of the second novel of the series for freeso I hope you jump on the chance
When you dance with the Devil – there’s Hell to pay…
Somehow Ash survived Nevada but now it’s time to clean up the mess she made in the process. Her contract is up for review and if she wants to avoid a fatal cancellation, she’s going to have to do something to prove her usefulness to The Company and delve deeper into a world of madness in the process.
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Time for something completely different. Or so I thought when I picked Teal Haviland’s “The Reaping Chronicles: Inception” out of my ‘to read’ list. It’s been a very long time since I read anything with angels in it (the last time I tried the plot holes were so ginormous I couldn’t finish reading that novel) and I’d been following “Inception” on Facebook for some time.
I’m still in the noman’s land of those without internet. Looks like it’ll be anywhere from 3-6 more weeks. Trust me, I’m hating it more than anyone but it’s been a marvelous opportunity to get a lot of work done. I’ve read more books, edited more pages and actually buzzed around the house like a busy little cleaning bee more than ever before.
Thankfully there’s still a mountain of things for me to do around here and a pile of books in my ‘to read’ list or I’d have to face the horrors of being cut off from the rest of the world in a more concrete way. The good news is that when all of this is over I should hopefully have “Toxic Ash” finished it’s first run of edits, though it remains to be seen if I can get it into final polish phase in time for me to hit publish as soon as I get back – but I’m sure as hells going to try. So bear with me readers!
Since I’ve been reading so much – I have a ton of book reviews to hopefully tide anyone coming to the blog for updates over with. Sadly my facebook, twitter, pinterest etc are all going to have to wait for me to get back into full force (Ah, how I miss the random blather and pretty pictures!) bear with me everyone!
First up is J. L. Bryan’s “Jenny Pox,” a paranormal fantasy novel with a very different tone than the usual vampires and werebeast angle. I was super excited to read this one since I’m also an author of very unusual paranormal tales and it was really exciting to see what new ground someone else was exploring in the genre.
Happy First Friday everyone! As promised today I’m giving away free copies of “Ash of Ambitions” on Amazon and as a bonus there’s a preview of book 2 in the Eldritch Elysium series, “Toxic Ash,” included! Keep an eye out here for the release of “Toxic Ash” coming soon or sign up for email alerts on my releases below.
The world is a place full of secrets…
Ash is a keeper of secrets, a Cleaner, and she’s very good at her job. So good, she’s about to be pulled deeper into a world of mystery and darkness than she ever wanted to go and just her luck, it looks like her baby sister is going to be coming along for the ride.
Sometimes the secrets that are kept from you – are the only things keeping you safe.
Woot! I’m still struggling to finish up “Toxic Ash” in the midst of many obstacles but I’ve got something sweet to tide you over in the mean time. A little horror short, “Insomnia,” currently available (for the first time) absolutely everywhere – thanks to Draft2Digital.
It’s one of those nights, Clara wakes unto darkness in the fits of her usual insomnia, everything is a fog around her as she becomes more and more awake. When you’re this groggy – your mind plays tricks on you
I tried to make it free everywhere – unfortunately, thanks to various agreements that are totally out of my hands, I was unable to do so on Amazon and Barnes&Noble where it’s .99 cents. Hopefully Clara’s horrible sleepless night will make up for the tinsy disappointment.
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Happy First Friday everyone! As promised today I’m giving away free copies of “Ash of Ambitions” on Amazon as part apology on the lateness of book 2 in the Eldritch Elysium series, “Toxic Ash.” Keep an eye out here for the release of another freebie sometime this month or sign up for an email alert below.
Another book launch under my belt, another year old, new banner for the site, ‘nother new banner for the site, new signature, lots of promotion, new cold and another dip into the top #100 Free Kindle Titles for all of three days to show for it.