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Throwback Thursday Quotes

“She glanced outside at the sky, filled with clouds and smog. All the pollution, all that hell—even the stars didn’t stand a chance.”

–Poisoned Apple

Posted in Sneak Peeks

Sneak Peek of Soul Solution

For Erik Anderson, Copenhagen Station was the beginning of a chain—the start of his route. These were stops he’d traveled for ages while the seasons cycled and the years faded to dust. He’d passed his time long ago, but final rest lay far off for him. Sell your soul to a death dealer, and you don’t get rewarded with a steak dinner. He’d struck the bargain, and he was serving his sentence; to collect a thousand souls.

This is an intense, darker story, and one I’m thrilled to share. Soul Collectors, forbidden love, and a gorgeous, lush adventure through the Copenhagen line!

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Writing Installment #4

So, today’s my day off from my other assortment of jobs, which means goals on the writing front. Despite my sparkling new idea I had begun to work on, I got a response on the challenge I’d applied for from the publisher who brought out By the Sea, Poisoned Apple and the up and coming, Soul Solution. This is another one like Soul Solution, a Beyond Fairytales challenge. Since I love fairytales and I love challenges, I figured it was a perfect fit, and ho-damn, it definitely is.

I was lucky and got the Celtic fairy tale of Connla and the Fairy Maiden. About a page or so long, it was a simple story, as most fairy tales are, and yet the second I finished, my brain started bubbling forth with ideas, of hunters, and Philly, and the fae.

So, even though I started this last Wednesday, I’m already plowing through at 10,000 words. My goal for this one is a little loftier than the average novella–I’d like to get my story up to 50-60,000 range. Since I only have 6 months to write and edit, I think that’s stepping up my challenge game a bit.

Thankfully, I love challenges.

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Stolen Petals Cover Reveal!

Get ready for this steampunk novella, which will debut on April 24th with Breathless Press!

stolenpetals_600x900For the very first time, this is the reveal of the cover for Stolen Petals!

One man has swiped bounties from Viola, the Brass Violet, for years. Longstanding rivals, they’ve only had brief encounters, and if she had a choice, she’d avoid him entirely. When he saunters into her bar with an offer to work together on a job, the proper response would be to shoot him down and send him back to Shantytown. However, curiosity’s a wicked beast, and Viola needs to know why, after so many years of stealing her marks, he’d approach her now.

The man is insufferable, annoyingly cavalier, and tends to stir up memories she’d rather forget–but she needs assistance on this job and he’s offering aid and blueprints which could cut their work in half.

Given the intense way he looks at her though, working together isn’t all he has in mind. Van Clef is known for his persistence and, with his charm, he wins women over effortlessly. Viola’s not so easy though–she’s wise to his tricks. But if he wants to play the game, she will gladly rise to the challenge. By the end of this bounty, she’ll be the one leaving him in the dust.