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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.
Hi Hi! I’ve been a little quiet for a while. First I was sick (I know, seems like I’m always sick) and now I’ve realized that I’m sooo close to finishing up the draft for “Toxic Ash” that I can taste it.
How close is so close? Two chapters. I just have to write: Two. More. Chapters. And the book is done. That’s only about twenty thousand words! I can totally do this shit!
So, I guess you can see how I’ve been focusing all my writing energy towards the book right now. This will be the first time I’ve had two releases in a single year, so I’m super psyched about it.
Of course there are some who really don’t care about the new book – they just want their free shit. Well, not to worry, I haven’t forgotten about Free First Friday. Tomorrow will be a free day for you guys to go ahead and snatch up a copy of “The Uncertainty of Death,” hopefully the freeby will help tide the rest of you over until I can release the new book!
For the rest of you, those who really can’t wait till “Toxic Ash” hits shelves and you can get your voracious little claws on them: consider signing up for an email alert and I’ll personally let you know exactly when the release hits Amazon!
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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In the beginning of the year I made some foolish promises about increasing my turn around time between books. Promises that I swore I would keep or give my readers something else for free. Well, I can’t keep those promises, “Toxic Ash” is coming along but it’s not ready for release yet and I haven’t even finished it’s cover yet – so it looks like I owe you guys something for free!
I am in the middle of fighting off the usual round of crippling sickness so I can push the final edits of “In the Absence of Famine” through for the book launch on the 24th. Which means, few and spotty blog posts, as well as, FREE ebook giveaways.
Today’s an extra special day. I’ve reset my body clock be completely backwards! I could have posted this blog live at 8 a.m. instead of using the schedule function but that would be the actions of woman still within shouting distance of sanity. Also – the “In The Absence of Famine” book cover is done!
Whoohoo, I’m healthy again! I swear seems like I spend more time sick than I do anything else. This time it means I’m starting NaNoWriMo with a 10k handicap – oh whoa is me. I guess that means I’ll have to write like a mad woman to catch up in a hurry. So despite finally feeling better, continue to expect spotty blog posts for the whole month of November.
On another note, Sibel Hodge another writing friend of mine is having a awesome giveaway to celebrate the release of their new cookbook. Head over here and enter to win an Amazon gift card and more!