The Final Countdown

I love that song. Hello there.

Barring some sort of extinction-level event, Scars from the Past will be available for download on Monday.

I’m also dusting off a flash fiction related to everyone’s favorite (okay, maybe just my favorite) gum-chewing vampire that will be posted sometime next week.

I’m also prepping the first novella in a three part *gasp* non-vampire series I wrote years ago to publish within the next month or two because I got tired of it judging me for ignoring it every time I opened my Drive.

I’m also hard at work on Two Princes. No ETA on that yet but it’s getting there.

I’m feeling productive AF. I like it.

Time keeps on slippin’, slippin’

It really feels like it’s only been about five minutes since my last entry. Good grief.

Anyway, hi!

Scars from the Past is finished, so now it’s off to be edited and converted for download. And it only took… much longer than it was supposed to. Now I can finally start Two Princes, which will be the next story in the Harborview Immortals series proper. Make what you will of the title. No, it’s not an homage to the Spin Doctors.

I also have a few more canon-adjacent flash fictions to clean up and post here too, eventually. If I decide I like them enough to do that. (Spoiler alert: I do.)

If any of you are participating in Camp NaNoWriMo this month, good luck and rock on. ❤

See you soon.

Updated links

I’ve added links for B&N, Apple, and Kobo to The Rising Son entry for those who prefer to download from there vs. Smashwords. (I’ll add a Goodreads link once they get the listing properly sorted.) Sorry I didn’t have it done sooner. It’s been a busy past week with weddings and family reunions and my regularly scheduled slacking. I’m taking the rest of the month off from vampires to play around with fandom. I’m also putting the finishing touches on a standalone short story that will maybe probably be my first Amazon release just so I can finally get my feet wet with going that route.

That’s all for now. I might even remember to do a Throwback Thursday post tomorrow…

I did say July, didn’t I?

The Rising Son will be published this Friday, 7/29. I’m just waiting for the cover to be lettered and trying to resist the urge to continue tweaking the story because I’m a chronic tweaker. If there’s a story in front of me, I will find a way to edit it forever. 😀

Also, last call on Smashwords’ July Summer/Winter Sale. Go forth and grab all the free and highly discounted ebooks you can before the end of the month.

Have a nice day!

Taking stock

I sat down at 1am to play a “little bit” of Diablo 3 and now it’s almost 9am. Sounds about right.

I was looking at Facebook about a week ago and came across the image presently being used in my header, the one that will also be used for the cover of Last Summer. At first I pulled a total Urkel and thought to myself, “Did I do that?” before realizing that no, I did not do that. The image was being used for an article about something, I don’t remember. Seeing that made me really glad that I opted to commission G to do something original for the main stories. Well, original in that I know no one else will have my cover. The cover for Family Matters was a decision made mostly out of necessity as there was no single stock image anywhere that really conveyed the heart of the story. I looked. For a very long time. While I originally wanted to do a “standard” M/M cover, I quickly discovered that there was nothing out there that came remotely close to representing four main characters of three different races. But I’m glad it all worked out the way it did because I love the end result.

 Family Matters Revised Cover
(In case you’re wondering, yes the original font was changed.)

Two pretty awesome bits of news before I go. The Rising Son will be finished this weekend. Woo-hoo! This is presuming that D3 doesn’t suck me in again. I’ll try to resist the urge. Lastly, out of curiosity I did the math and discovered that Family Matters has been downloaded an average of five times a day since it was published. For having done absolutely jack squat in the way of advertising, I’m really happy about that. I know it’s probably because the book is free and free is a great price, but I’m still counting it as a win. 😀

All right, bedtime. Have a nice weekend!


Story announcements

First off, regarding my last post. While I was driving home last night, didn’t I totally come up with this brilliant thing I wanted a character to say and forget it by the time I pulled into my driveway? Ugh. Never fails. Anyway…

It’s summertime in Harborview and seventeen-year-old Xan Dawson plans to spend most of it creating memories with a very special friend.

Last Summer Cover

If you read Like Fathers, Like Son (you can find it here) then you should already have an idea where this story is going. I wanted to do a Harborview Immortals story that had nothing to do with immortal beings, and I really liked the idea of seeing a side of Xan away from all the vampires in his life and just being a normal, human young man. This is a sort of coming-of-age story before all the piercings (though he’s got some here) and the tattoos and the sex. I don’t have a firm ETA yet but it’s not a terribly long story so my guess right now is sometime in June.

I’ve pushed back the release of The Rising Son to July due to circumstances that require a little bit of extra time. If that changes, of course you’ll be the first to know, but as for now, July’s looking like a pretty solid bet.

Finally, A Halloween Interlude is now permanently free! If you haven’t yet, go and grab a copy from Smashwords, B&N, Apple, or Kobo. It’s got geekiness and smut, a perfect combination. 😀

Bye for now!

A Halloween Interlude is now available

FMHI Cover for Smashwords

Now available at Smashwords, B&N, iTunes, and Kobo.

A word about Amazon

wonder womanNo, not this Amazon.

For those of you who have asked or might be wondering, I presently have no plans to publish my work through Amazon. This isn’t to say that I won’t change my mind at some point down the road—never say never—but for now, I’m  quite happy with Smashwords, and I’m really very much into what they represent for the indie writer. Through Smashwords, my stories are being distributed to almost every other major retailer except for Amazon, and  I’m content with that. The fact that they provide a MOBI download option is an additional bonus, so Kindle users aren’t neglected (and it takes all of a minute to manually move the file into the Kindle app if it doesn’t load automatically).

Also, I’ve just discovered that a Goodreads page was made for Family Matters. I was under the impression that wouldn’t happen but it did. I’m amused because when I clicked on my name, I discovered that I was also being credited with something I didn’t do (Bible Stories, of all things), so now I’m just waiting for them to sort that out. I actually wasn’t going to hop on the Goodreads train just yet but since it’s there, I guess I will. Once everything is fixed, I’ll add that info to the Stalk Me page.


Did I say the 29th?

Family Matters Cover FINAL

Available now.

Excellent news!!!

And no, it’s not that awesome thing that happened on The Walking Dead tonight although I haven’t been able to stop smiling about it for the past three hours. 😀

The OTHER reason I’m smiling is because the Family Matters cover is done! Well, it still needs to be lettered, but the image itself is finished, and I’m super happy with how it turned out. My most heartfelt thanks to G. Raven for doing such a fantastic job. ❤ I can now announce that the book will be published on February 29, presuming there are no snags or zombie apocalypses to postpone things even further. Look for more info on that later this week.