There's a LOT happening in August for book releases; not just from me but from other authors as well. I'm also traveling to Savannah for Authors After Dark book convention. I hope to see you there!
Readers will be first to get their hands on paperbacks of Dragon Master, Sniper, and Symphony of Night! Check out the stories below!
Are you getting excited yet? Can you feel it building inside you? Will you explode if you don't get your hands on Brody and King Tryst RIGHT FREAKING NOW???
Trust me, I feel the SAME way and I WROTE THE STORIES! i WANT TO HOLD THEM IN MY HANDS! And by them, I mean the books of course. haha!
Debuting at Authors After Dark event in Savannah, GA will be Sniper, book two in the Special Ops series, and Dragon Master, new book I co-wrote with the award winning author, Marianne Morea!
I'd love to hear from you; thoughts, feedback, if you licked your computer (and how many times). Give it to me! Also, if you would like to reserve yourself a paperback at AAD, please let me know. Till then, look for the stories to hit your ereaders first week of August!!!
So there's this book I've been co-writing with author Marianne Morea. You may have heard us talking about it at The Novel Experience in Atlanta, or maybe read about us writing it via social media. We're closing in on finishing it and thought, why not share some of it?
Who's ready for a sneak peek into Dragon Master? The two chapters attach introduce you to King Tryst, Jamie, Luke, and Sebastian Lord Dragon. Get ready because this story is a WILD RIDE!!! This sci-Fi/Fantasy will make you re-think what we know about magic, vortexes and the like! Get ready because this story is unlike anything you've ever read before!!!!
Click here to grab the sneak peek into Dragon Master!!!
Special Ops News and Information
Delta Force has been released a little over a month now. People have met Logan and enjoyed his story. Heartache followed by becoming a stubborn asshole to meeting the woman of his dreams who changes his life forever... Well let's say Delta Force invokes a lot of emotion!
OMG he's a beast! -- Amazon review
Holy Hannah! I figured I read a little before I go to sleep...well I could not put this book down and finished! -- Amazon review
[She] carried him when he didn't know he was being carried. -- Amazon review
This book is full of emotions, it makes you hopeful, cry, laugh, pissed and then happy. -- Author Lily-Ann Johnson, author of Blondie's Hero
What's next? Sniper is coming out mid-summer! If you've read Delta Force then you've met Tom Brody. Brody's story is told in the next installment and let me tell you... it's HOT!! Where Logan reclaims his life in Delta Force, Brody teaches his girlfriend, Tony, how to live life in the world of BDSM!
I've been planning out book three, Ranger, recently, and this story will take me into a very dark place. As thought on this story, plotting it out, and listening to the voice of Ponce (you'll meet him in Delta Force), I'm touched, moved, and scared to death to write this story. I chatted with a friend today about his story and before I could even tell her, I was on the verge of tears. Once I gained control of myself, she went a little nuts with me! It's dark story telling, more so than I have attempted before. So a part of me is excited to venture down this unknown road, while the other is fearful to considering knocking on that door. Once the door opens and I decide to walk through it, there's no going back. That is the exciting, and fearful part of it all!
You've also seen posts where I'm writing a book with Marianne Morea. Well we're closing in on being done! It may happen this week! Dragon Master is happening and our goal is to have it ready for Authors After Dark! We're both very excited about this story and cannot wait for you to meet King Tryst, Sebastian Lord Dragon, Jamie, Luke and Rowena!
Books, Books, and more... Returns?
There's been post among post recently of authors having books bought and returned. Maybe it's because the reader doesn't like it, maybe it was a duplicate purchase (although Amazon prevents this if you've already bought the book) or maybe the cost of the book is just too much.
Is 99 cents or the amount of $3.99 too much for someone's budget? Let's take a look at this and see...
Book for $3.99 is a one time purchase fee and the ebook you get to keep for the lifetime of your Amazon (or however you read through) account. (unless Amazon et al changes their dynamic, this is the way it is.)
Maybe the toilet paper was so good, but it was $1.00 more than the average? Would you use the toilet paper then return it to the store? Of course not! How embarrassing would that be! "Excuse me, Joe Q. Public. I wiped my ass with this, but I think it should be free, so I'm returning it."
Oh, and let's not forget Starbucks. If the latte is so amazing, would you drink it, then demand your money back because it was too expensive? Would you pee and demand a refund because the latte is now out of your system and you think, "it should have been in my system at least another full day." Imagine taking a bottle of pee to the Starbucks counter... Eww... just as bad as returning poopy toilet paper. Disgusting, right?
SO WHY IS IT OKAY TO RETURN READ BOOKS? GO TO THE LIBRARY AND GET A FREE BOOK!!! Don't tell an author to make their books free! We spend a lot of our time away from home writing these stories, time away from our families, and put so much effort into them. Whether you enjoy them or not, do not steal by reading and returning. If you loved it, leave a review saying as much. If not, we'll take that one to two star over a return any day. Please, for all things holy, stop returning our books!!!
My first event is behind me for 2016, the Novel Experience Event in Atlanta. If you missed it, you sure missed a great time! My next event will be in Jacksonville on June 4th! I hope to see you there! To check out my next in person appearance, go to my events tab (click here).
Sassy in Jacksonville (June 4th) is a one day mass signing. We'll be right on the beach so I hope to see you there! I'm setting up two outings; one Friday night and one Saturday after the signing. I hope to see you there so we can hang out! Go to my events page for more information!
Next will be Authors After Dark in Savannah August 3rd through the 7th. This will be the last and final AAD event so I REALLY hope to see you there! I'll be releasing Sniper, book two, just before the event! I'm also co-writing a book with Marianne Morea called Dragon Master! Both books we plan on having available at the event!
You know who else is planning a release during AAD? Sherrilyn Kenyon! She will be joining us the entire week! She'll be releasing a book in her series and wants to celebrate it with you!
Click on my events tab for more information!
Finally to end the year on a high note, I'll be back in Tampa for Beach Babe Book Blast November 12th! Join us for this one day mass signing! Last years event was outstanding and I'm expecting good things to come around again! Click on my events tab for more information!
That's all from me for now. It's a lot, and a lot needed to be said. Make it a fantastic day and leave that review for the books you've read, don't return them, get excited with me for Sniper and Dragon Master, and I'll see you at the next event!
Reminder that Southern Roots is still 99 cents! If you've not ventured into the world of Bobby Ray and Lexi, now is your chance to while it's on sale! When Paramour publishes, you can download ALL five books at once! None of them end on a cliff hanger and can be read out of order, although I recommend in order for character development.
While we're talking Southern Roots, I have toyed with the idea of extending the series. Where I've mentioned Paramour being the last book; this is most likely the truth. However, I do believe a collection of short stories will be coming soon. Clive is not done (he's a talker!) and I believe we'll be meeting his family (aka: brothers) very soon! I think Scarlet may also be back in the picture (you met her in Fueled Desire).
Writing, writing and MORE writing...
I've mentioned Marianne Morea and I have ventured into co-writing a story together. We are both pretty darn excited for this! Think... Lord of the Rings meets Harry Potter in King Arthur's court. Yeah... it's like that. Again, EXCITED!!!! We've named the beauty "Dragon Master". Let your imagination run from there...
Almost a year ago I began writing a new series about military special ops. Book one titled: Delta Force. That is still happening! I've secured what will be the cover image and once I get to a point I can focus on that story, edits will take place. Depending on writing time, you may see it come early summer time. That is, of course, unless I have the third book in the Deadly Alchemy series completed... it is outlined so it will happen!
That is all for now. Stay tuned and keep in touch! Paramour will be here before you know it!
Oh, and the release date is October 22nd... MY BIRTHDAY!!!
Did you know my first book, Fallen, is still free? If you haven't grabbed yours yet, get it today!
Also, Southern Roots, book one in the Southern Roots series is also on sale for 99 cents! Grab it and see where it all began with Bobby Ray, Lexi, Blaine, Matt and the others!
Previously, I talked about collaborative efforts with Marianne Morea. Well good news! We finally started! First two chapters are completed and I believe tomorrow we'll have the next two. The genre? Sci-fi/Fantasy where Lord of the Rings meets Harry Potter in a medieval King Author's court type of world. It's going to be super fun and I cannot WAIT to see where it goes! There's potential for quite a few stories on this so let's see what happens!
Paramour and Fatal Intentions beta edits have come back. As I work through the stories, the love of the characters continue to hold onto me.
Derek's story, Paramour, ends the series in novel form, but keep look out on the stories continuing in short story form. I'm looking to write a collection of Southern Roots short stories to publish in 2016.
Fatal Intentions picks up after Deadly Alchemy. The photo shoot for Fatal Intentions will be taking place this weekend! EEK I'm so excited! I'll see about taking some sneak peek pictures for you! You remember the cover for City Lights, book two in the Southern Roots series? Same awesome guy, Mike McCann, will be taking the photo shoot for me so hold on tight for the wild ride! Marcus and Sarah will be represented on the cover of Fatal Intentions!
April 6-10, 2016 I'll be attending The Novel Experience Event (TNEE) in Atlanta!
August 3-7, 2016 I'll be attending Authors After Dark as a Featured Author in Savannah!
August 26-27, 2016 I'll be attending Authors in the Sand in Daytona!
November 12th, 2016 I'll be attending Beach Babe Book Blast in Tampa!
More happening in 2016!
In 2016 I'll be plotting out more stories in different genres! I have a military romance started and book one is already done, and cover image purchased. Woo it is HOT! I cannot wait to introduce you to Logan Jackson!
I also wrote the first story to the spin off to Chronicles of the Fallen series. You'll see it soon in an anthology I'm doing with other authors, aka: the super secret project! More details will be coming soon...including the hot HOT cover!!!
Coming January 2016 will be the next book in the Southern Roots series, Paramour! Notice I did not say final? More will come, that I can definitely tell you! Paramour is Derek's story. If you've read City Lights and/or Driven Hunger, you've met Derek and know a little bit about him.
Can he accept love if he can’t accept himself?
Lead man of Mongrels of Soul, Derek, has a secret. His friends have accepted his secret, but will the world? One thing for certain, once the world knows, this could make or break him… or would it?
Meeting a man of a lifetime, Derek wants to pursue what he feels. Scott, a male revue dancer, wants Derek to go public. When he hesitates, will Scott wait for him?
More than chords will be played and it is up to Derek to make the final move.
Soon after, the sequel to Deadly Alchemy will release! Titled Fatal Intentions, this story will take you back in time of corsets and bustle skirts, mixed with steampunk ingenuity. John and Amelia are back, as well as Adam, Sophie and Sarah. You'll also meet new characters: Irina, Marcas, Tomas, and Elena. All play a pretty big role in this story. It is quite different from Deadly Alchemy, but kept the same premise; vampires, werewolves, and a new supernatural being: Necromancers. It is a wild ride so be ready for it early spring 2016!
Special Ops: Delta Force
Super Secret Project
Shh! I can't say anymore than this! Well maybe one thing; it's a spin off from Chronicles of the Fallen! More Samuel, Alex and Michael!
Collaborative Effort with Marianne Morea
That's right! Marianne and I have put our heads together to begin writing a book together! We've talked about it, mewed over ideas, tossed things here and there, then finally, came up with a great idea! We're just at the beginning stages. I think we may try to have it completed for publishing in 2016, but don't tell Marianne I said that! HA!
Events and Appearances 2016
Be sure to check out my Events page for all the details!
The Novel Experience Event, Authors After Dark, Authors In The Sand, and Beach Babe Book Blast!!! Epic events going on in 2016! Are you coming???
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