Updates, Updates, Updates

I’ve updated both The Hunted and Darkness Calls pages on this blog to include the first five chapters of each book.  You can check them out by clicking on the tab with the book’s title on the left of this blog.

I say this on the pages, but I’ll say it here too.  I hope you like the chapters, and I hope you like them enough to read more.  I’m biased because I’m the author, but I really do think they’re two great stories that are both worth a read.  And the bonus is that if you’re like me and kind of wimp out over long books, then the good news is that both The Hunted and Darkness Calls are on the shorter side.

Right now I’m in the process of writing the first draft of the second book in the Darkness Calls series.  I know I’m slightly messing with the order because I wrote The Hunted first, but Book 2 of the Darkness Calls series is just the direction my imagination decided to go.  Thankfully my imagination is also aware that both books do need sequels, so there have been some ideas popping up about Book 2 in The Hunted seriesas well.

I talked about it in my last post, but both The Hunted and Darkness Calls are now available through the Amazon Kindle Store as well as through Barnes & Noble’s NOOK Store.  I’m excited that they’re available through both places.  I’m also excited because that means the books are available in time for Fall, my favorite time of year as well as the time of year the stories take place in.

As always, thank you so much for reading.  I think that’s all the updates I have for now.  Oh, except that I don’t know if I can wait until October for the new season of American Horror Story.  Other than that, in the words of Porky Pig, until next time, “That’s all folks!”


New on NOOK

I am beyond excited that both The Hunted and Darkness Calls are now available on the Amazon Kindle Store AND Barnes & Noble’s NOOK Store!

*Happy dance, happy dance*

They’re the same price at both stores ($2.99 each).  I hope that you’ll please at least see what they’re about (links for each at the bottom of this post).  If they aren’t something that you’ll read, that’s fine, but if you could please help spread the word about them I would be very grateful.

They’re my book babies, and it hasn’t been a smooth road to get them up on Kindle or on NOOK.  Creative process aside, I am the first to admit that I am not good with technology so to have them up and available for purchase and everything is huge for me.  I mean, I’m talking these babies didn’t even have covers a month ago.  Actually now that I think about, a month ago I still wasn’t sure if I should even try to publish them (it’s the whole I-don’t-think-I’m-good-enough-no-one-will-read-my-writing nagging voice that’s always in the back of my mind when I consider showcasing my writing of any kind).

I’m very proud of both books, and I look forward to seeing where this new chapter in my life takes me (I couldn’t resist the book pun, sorry).



Thank You

Today, I decided I would take a page from Thanksgiving and give thanks.  So here goes:

Thank you to those who looked at either or both book descriptions of The Hunted and Darkness Calls on the Amazon Kindle store.  Thank you to those who decided they were interesting enough to read or who helped spread the word to someone else they think would be interested the books(one or both).

Thank you to those who visit this blog and read it.  Thank you to those who follow this blog.

Thank you to those who comment on this blog.  If you’re wondering why you don’t see your comment posted, chances are it’s because of WordPress’ Spam settings where for some reason all the comments people have posted end up being flagged as Spam.  I personally like to think that most of those comments are not Spam and are just people responding to the blog who happen to have websites or blogs of their own.  But if you have commented, or are thinking of commenting, please know that I do read the comments and I thank you very much for them.

I’m painfully shy when it comes to my writing.  I know that seems ironic because I blog and have published two books.  But whenever I write something – be it a blog post, a book, a Tweet, etc – I get very self-conscious and shy about it because there’s a very negative voice in my head that whispers that my writing isn’t good enough, and that no one will read what I write.  Although I’ve turned the volume down on said voice over the years so that it’s now a whisper, it still causes me to doubt my writing.  So I appreciate every blog view, every comment, every Twitter follower, every person who helps spread the word about my books, every person that reads my books (one or both).

Thank you.





Back to the Salt Mines of My Imagination

When I published my books, I included that at the end of each their sequels would come out in Summer 2012.  At the time, I thought no problem!  I’m a quick writer and my books tend to be on the short side.  Two stories in a year, no problem!

I must have had my brain hijacked at the time.

Yes, they are two shorter novels; both of them combined would be the equivalent of one longer novel.  Yes, both take place within the same universe.  But both are essentially different worlds.  Sarah’s world is one that takes place a few years before Eden’s does, and it involves the events that take place when she and her friends are at the Academy.  Eden’s world in the sequel is about the Founders Council enacting revenge on her and her friends, and them trying to steal the grimoire from Eden.  One universe, two different worlds to keep building upon.

There’s only one solution: it’s back to the salt mines of my imagination for fuel for the next books.

That means I’m going to be cutting back on the blogging.  I’ll still blog; I just won’t do it as frequently as I have been.  Because they (see below) need sequels.