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A Tide of Arrows – Wonderland Excerpt

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Ophelia pulled at the chewy tidbit between her teeth to win a bite-sized chunk, testing the sweet, jerky-like texture on her tongue. An expression of pleasant surprise enlivened her face. Her latest experiment – various dried fruits – was a splendid success.

She was on watch out amongst the rocks, ready to intercept any newcomers. A cold wind was blowing off the sea, and she sat in the misty spray with her arms wrapped around her legs, as good as another rock in the dark.

Cold and hard and black. Sometimes she felt like her soul was an extension of those rocks. Now and then she was known to give the lump beside her a knowing little pat, as if to say “Yes, cold hard thing. I know. You and me both.”

Leave it to her to be the one to decide the fruit of Paradise was too soft and…

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Surprise! I’m in the Sirens and Scales Boxed Set

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Yep, that’s right! Yours truly wrote a story for this gorgeous anthology, which features 26 new and exclusive books in the vein of dragons and mermaids (or other creatures of sky and sea). This set is HUGE, and most of the authors are award-winning or USA Today Bestsellers. And it’s on sale now for a whopping $0.99! I’m trying not to use too many exclamation marks, but I’m just too excited. (!!!!!!!!)

From the darkest skies to the deepest seas, dive into a breathtaking collision of mermaids, dragons, sirens, and more in SIRENS & SCALES, a unique Urban Fantasy and Paranormal Romance Collection!

Your travels through these stories of dazzling ocean tides and the dizzying reaches of the heavens will leave you breathless. Join dragon shifters and mer-creatures for an experience of salty seafaring adventures and magnificent airborne enterprises where sky meets sea, love meets its match, and imagination has…

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The Aurora Dawned Red…

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The aurora dawned red, and Atlantis rallied for the ball. Something darker tainted the festive ambiance this time around, a daring, defiant energy lacing the water.

Viva la revolution, I thought ominously, admiring myself in the Clamp Shop mirror. I was magnificent.


Just a small snippet from my WIP, Pillars of the Deep. Getting close to wrapping this baby up and shipping it off to the editor!

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Did You Feed Her to the Sharks?

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Great, inking Abyss, if I couldn’t have kissed him right then and there, just to taste that cotton-candy memory in the crumbling stardust grottos of the deep.


A micro excerpt (above) from my current WIP Pillars of the Deep – and in case that wasn’t enough, another lengthier excerpt to tease you even more:


I hung back when I heard voices, heated and sharp. They were male, the baritone nuances vibrating through the water like soft-twanging drums. One of them was recognizable as Coda, but who was he arguing with, and about what? Curiosity getting the better of me, I peeked around the corner, peering down the deep-sea corridor. Ripples of aqua glimmered over the burnished bronze details of the ornate hallway architecture, glancing across tarnished candelabra torches that hung long-dormant on the walls and the decorative archway ribbing that lined the passage every few meters.

I caught…

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A Carousel of Shark Fins

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Another short excerpt from Pillars of the Deep!


Vertigo spilled through me, the terror of my impending fate curbed only for one surreal instant in which I watched a mother orca and her calf leap from one wall of the vortex to the other, arcing in graceful tandem through the eye of the storm – whales in the sky – and then I collided hard with the railing and spilled like a rag doll over the edge.

My fingers clawed desperately for my salvation, catching like a grappling hook and nearly pulling my shoulder from its socket. Fleetingly, I hung suspended, astonished at how quickly my conversion back to a coastal crony had led to me drowning at sea.

That escalated quickly.

A carousel of shark fins stabbed through the whirlpool walls, spinning like an inverse razor blade beneath me, ready to shred me the instant I fell.

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A Deathly Light Cover Reveal – And a Surprise!

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You know what day it is. Cover Reveal day! One of my favorite days in Writerville. I can’t tell you how long I’ve been waiting to reveal this cover, as I put it together long before I actually started writing the book (pretty sure it’s been collecting dust on my hard-drive for at least two years).

The book, however, has been planned since long before I created the cover. I came up with the idea years and YEARS ago, and while I’ve grasped time and time again at the right opportunity to sit down and write the thing (it’s had a number of ‘false starts’ consisting of a few cringe-worthy pages that I hope I tore up), I’m actually glad it’s taken me so long to get to the real deal. Why? Because it’s allowed the story to germinate. To evolve. To thoroughly permeate my subconscious so I have a really…

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Summoned – Author Spotlight

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englishsummonedTwenty-three year old Dimitri has to do what he is told – literally. Controlled by a paranormal bond, he is forced to use his wits to fulfill unlimited deadly wishes made by multimillionaire Karl Walker. Dimitri has no idea how his family line became trapped in the genie bond. He just knows resisting has never ended well.

When he meets Syd – assertive, sexy, intelligent Syd – he becomes determined to make her his own. Except Karl has ensured Dimitri can’t tell anyone about the bond, and Syd isn’t the type to tolerate secrets.

Then Karl starts sending him away on back-to-back wishes. Unable to balance love and lies, Dimitri sets out to uncover Karl’s ultimate plan and put it to an end. But doing so forces him to confront the one wish he never saw coming – the wish that will destroy him.

A dark twist on genie folklore…

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