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The Lord of Dreams – New Release!

The Lord of Dreams is now available! (Paperbacks coming soon!) When a fairy king grants a human wish, there’s more at stake than dreams. Claire Delaney has a good life, despite her adolescent angst. But she wants more. In a moment of frustration, she wishes to be “the hero.” What she actually wants is to be the center of attention, but what she gets is a terrifying Fae king demanding that she rescue an imprisoned fairy, facing fantastical dangers and hardships she could not have imagined. Yet the dreams–and the rescue–are only the beginning of her journey. She is at the […]

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The Lord of Dreams – now up for pre-order!

The Lord of Dreams is now up for pre-order! When a fairy king grants a human wish, there’s more at stake than dreams. Claire Delaney has a good life, despite her adolescent angst. But she wants more. In a moment of frustration, she wishes to be “the hero.” What she actually wants is to be the center of attention, but what she gets is a terrifying Fae king demanding that she rescue an imprisoned fairy, facing fantastical dangers and hardships she could not have imagined. Yet the dreams–and the rescue–are only the beginning of her journey. She is at the […]

Another Clean Fantasy Giveaway! + Urban Mythic FREE Boxed Set!

I’m hosting another clean fantasy giveaway! Enter here. You can unsubscribe at any time, of course, but if you stick around for at least the first round of emails from the authors, you’ll pick up some fantastic freebies! All of the books are clean or “cleanish” fantasy as described by their authors. You can also check out the individual books below. Urban Mythic Boxed Set My book Things Unseen is in a FREE (yes! totally free!) boxed set right now! This won’t last forever, so go get it while it’s hot! Not that I’m excited or anything… The theme of the set […]

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Occoquan Craft Show and Another Fantastic Giveaway! Win a Kindle Fire and 30 Clean Romance Ebooks!

Occoquan Arts and Crafts Show I sent an email, but I realized I forgot to actually post about the Occoquan Arts and Crafts Show on my blog! Sorry about that. Remember last year, when I didn’t get the organizational email and my dad hauled 8 million tons of books halfway down Mill Street? That didn’t happen this year, so the show got off to a good start! Saturday was hot and humid; there is nothing quite like a long day in humid heat to make me appreciate air conditioning and a shower before bed. Thunderstorms were predicted for Sunday, but the rain and wind […]

The Beginning of Wisdom (A Long-Forgotten Song, Book 3)

It’s done! It’s finally done!   The Beginning of Wisdom – A Long-Forgotten Song, Book III When Edwin reveals his true colors, Colonel Grenidor realizes he has run out of options. The Fae prince Niall offers Grenidor a way out, but defection forces Grenidor to face the repercussions of his actions. Feichin’s redemption has rocked the Fae, who struggle to understand El and their own place in creation. Lord Owen, still not recovered, turns to Dr. Bartok for answers. When new information sheds light on Edwin’s terrifying plan, both the Fae and humans must decide what obedience and love really […]

Anniversary Post 2015 – Book Stats

This is a very belated post, but pretend I posted this a month ago for the calendar year 2015.        Books Published: 8 (4 in 2015 – The Dragon’s Tongue (novel), A Fairy King and A Fairy Promise (novellas), and Heroes and Other Stories (a print edition of Heroes, Street Fox, and Color, which were all previously published))Books in Progress: 2 (Book 3 in A Long-Forgotten Song (tentatively titled The Beginning of Wisdom), and Book 4, as yet untitled) Books Backburnered: 2 (Erdemen Honor 4, as yet untitled, plus a new standalone) Short Stories Published: 4 (none in 2015) Short Stories in Progress: 2 Blog […]

My Writing Process by Book and Series

I was recently asked to describe my writing process for novels and series. Hm. That’s a hard one. Every book has been different. Every series is different. This isn’t a post about how you should write your books and your series. This is about what I’ve done so far and how it has worked, as well as what I’m going to try to do next. The Short Version: Erdemen Honor evolved as a standalone, then a sequel, then a third book in the series. Each is a complete, self-contained story that builds on the previous books. A Long-Forgotten Song was a series from […]

Fan Art!

I just hit a major author milestone: FAN ART! This is, without any exaggeration, one of the most exciting things that has happened to me as an author. Not only did someone love my characters, but she loved my characters enough to draw them! As an author, this is makes my heart go pitter patter. This is why I write. Isn’t he cute? I love this drawing. I like this depiction of Kemen. In my head, he looks a bit like a darker-skinned, green-eyed, longer-haired, more muscular version of Egyptian actor Amr Waked (at least in this photo). Maybe a bit like this color […]

The Dragon’s Tongue: A Long-Forgotten Song (Book 2)

It’s done! It’s finally done. The ebooks are up on all major vendors and the paperbacks should be live in a matter of hours. The Dragon’s Tongue is the best book I’ve written thus far. You will love it. Seriously. The only thing better than this book is book 3, which is being edited now. I cannot wait for you to read these! Go go go! Reviews are appreciated, as always.  You can find The Dragon’s Tongue on all the usual sites: Amazon/Kindle Smashwords B&N/Nook Direct from me

Saturday Scenes – From a new fantasy project

This post is from a weekly event on Google+ called Saturday Scenes, in which writers share scenes and snippets from their various works. This piece is brand-new and unedited and may be part of a new project I’m brainstorming. It’s looking like a possible portal fantasy with a few retold fairytales and a bit of a quest. Please feel free to comment!   ~~~   Unseen force hurled her across the room. Whipcord thin, the invisible magic binding tightened around her throat. She choked, and the binding tightened inexorably. She fought, clawing at her own skin. “You’re not real,” Hvardr gasped. He […]