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Throne of Exile – Excerpt

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I’m back at the writing game, struggling with Eden but blazing along with Throne of Exile. I thought it was high time I dropped in and shared an excerpt so no one thinks I’ve dropped off the face of the earth again!


I was vaguely aware as I dashed toward my goggles that the sauntering fellow had a similar idea and was retrieving his special token. Of course, his was the pipe, and it seemed his most pressing objective was simply to go out with a good smoke.

I no longer had time to judge him. Scooping my goggles off the ground almost without slowing, I cradled them against my chest and sprinted headlong for the Chemlands.

And the apocalypse.

Pipe-guy watched me go, unperturbed curiosity following me into the looming doomsday landscape.

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The Spookiest Time of the Year

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The leaves are rustling, the shutters are rattling, and the ghosts are whispering in your ear….

To get your hands on some spooky reads for the spookiest time of the year!

That wasn’t originally going to be a rhyme, but then it rhymed, so it’s a rhyme. Another thing that rhymes is ‘Ready for a cozy book-nook fright? – Get your copy of Things That Go Whoosh in the Night!’ I know, I’m just full of good rhymes today. Stop me before I keep going. Seriously, just follow the link and get your copy to appease the ghosts. DO IT FOR THE GHOSTS. They won’t stop whispering promotional poetry in my head until I reach my pre-order goals.

In case you couldn’t tell, I specifically planned the release of Things That Go Whoosh in the Night to coincide with Halloween. The book is a crossover between Victorian urban fantasy and…

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Killing Machine

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I said I would post the opening paragraph for Things That Crawl Out of the Stardust last week, and I had every intention of doing so… I even typed it up and pasted it into a new post draft. Then I realized I didn’t like where the paragraph cut off as an excerpt, so I was going to tweak it and/or add a little before posting, and then time got away from me. I had my best friend’s 30th birthday party this week (it was 1920’s themed and awesome, because she was ‘roaring out of her 20’s, har har), and then we had family visiting from out of state on Sunday, including a cousin my husband grew up with whom I had never met, so all in all the weekend was a blur and there was zero time for writing.

Anywho, here’s the promised excerpt (un-edited, so bear that in…

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Things That Crawl Out of the Stardust

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So! With Things That Go Whoosh in the Night completed, you can bet your little couch-potato reader butts that I’m already on to writing the sequel. I don’t think I’ve shared much about the sequel with you all yet, so it seemed like a good time to get the teasers rolling! The sequel will be called – and I’m totally in love with this both as a title in general and an awesomely cohesive sequel title, at that – Things That Crawl Out of the Stardust. It ties in perfectly with the first, and really captures that mix of darkness and enchantment that the Deathly Light books are all about.

Normally I wouldn’t share the cover with you yet, since I like to spread things out so I always have teaser content, but since I’m actually redoing the cover that I already had in order to match the revamped cover…

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Pillars of the Deep Preorder

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It’s here! About a year ago I started the long journey that comes with writing a book for a boxed set, and many of you probably remember the promotional campaign for Sirens and Scales that flooded my social media until about February of this year. Well, the boxed set has finally run its course and I’ve gotten back the rights to my book, Pillars of the Deep. So here we go with its solo release!

The ebook is now available for preorder, and the paperback should follow just as soon as the proof copy arrives in my mail box and I have a chance to look it over and hit the ‘approve’ button.

I know many have probably already bought the boxed set, so I’m not expecting huge numbers on my sales report for this one, but I am aiming for 100 preorders, so help an author out

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Escape to Paradise – If You Dare

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The Savage Gardens saga is coming to a close. With Eden scheduled for release at the end of the year, now is a great time to start the adventure! Get Paradise, book 1, for $0.99. For those who prefer a preview, enjoy the prologue:


The needle glinted in the moonlight as she slid the syringe free of the bottleneck. Her hands shook, icy tatters of tide snaking up past her legs and heightening her coiled nerves. As the waves retreated they entrenched her deeper in the sand, a symbolic taunt that she belonged to this shore, that the harder she tried to escape the more this godforsaken place would tighten its tethers.

But the key was in her grasp.

Through the opaline lenses of her gas mask and against the sallow moonlight, the syringe serum took on a putrid, radioactive color. But all she saw was the answer…

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Things That Go Whoosh in the Night Blurb

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It’s in! The Things That Go Whoosh in the Night blurb. Might still do a final edit and tweak some minor things, but here’s the gist.


Reluctant Angel of Death.

The only girl who can see him.

A harrowing cat-and-mouse of intrigue, paranoia, and whirlwind romance.

Grypha Voden is holding down a normal life in the city, fostering a job as a successful artisan in the market district, sustaining meaningful friendships, and suppressing the age-old mania whispering in her head.

Until she encounters the mysterious and transfixing man who stalks the rain-battered streets without an umbrella, seemingly unhindered by the elements. And stranger than the man himself – the way he stops to stare at Grypha as if it is he who has seen a ghost.

When a string of deaths crops up everywhere Grypha encounters the figure, she begins to suspect she has witnessed the face of a…

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