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Weekly Word Count #111

Word Count: 17100

What story I’m full *steam* ahead on this steampunk story! And by that, I mean by the next update it’s going to be finished. I’m at 28k and I’m only projecting about 30ish for this novella! Which means what project comes next will be a roulette, lol. Who knows!I even did a bit more of the Musketeer Pirate story, closing out another chapter at 5k. Slowly, this world is starting to unfold, and it’s been a joy to write behind the scenes. Every ounce of it is pure inspiration.

What I’m editing/marketing: NONE OF THE THINGS! Well, mostly because I’m writing like a beast. Captivating Melody is still in edits, but it’s just paused while I push through on this steampunk story…which I can soon edit! Although, on a super cool note, I’m currently doing edits on the audio files for the Airship Named Desire audio book. I’m not going to lie, this narrator is so talented she’ll give you goosebumps. I haven’t fallen in love with a voice like this since FemShep.

Teaser of the week:

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Line of the week:

“Because it took a stubborn technomancer willing to risk everything for those she cared about to remind me that I was capable of a little daring too.” He offered her a half-smile, trying to ignore the way his pulse quickened, at how his heart twisted with the intensity of the admiration he felt for her. He’d offered many, many lies in his day, but this was the solemn truth, and by the blazes, it felt glorious to let it free.

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Weekly Word Count #110

Word Count: 11511

What story I’m working on: …what a different a week makes. That Steampunk with a Twist story ended up being the best choice to work on, because I’m already at 12k, which means I’m almost halfway through! The characters are lively, the setting strong and unique, and the story is resonating with me in a marvelous way. I also reached 4k with my YA fantasy project currently written as Musketeer Pirate in my Word doc.

What I’m editing/marketing: I did a broad sweep through for Captivating Melody, but now is time for some nitty gritty and the detailed reworking to rewrite and better this manuscript. Even though it had its flaws, I can say without fail, I still love the story. If you haven’t picked up your copy yet, Waking for Winter came out last week!

Teaser of the week:

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Line of the week:

The change of pace didn’t bode well for Ellie or his clockwork maid, but Silas had long learned to school his features. He flashed her a smile. “Scared of a little trot across town, Theo? I can understand if it might be too harrowing for a lady like yourself.”

She shot him an acidic glare, the worry stealing away from her features to be replaced by her usual annoyance. Good. He’d rather distract her for the time being.

“If anyone might have difficulty trekking about town, it’d be you in those fashionable shoes, Silas,” Theo shot back. “Did you have to break the backs of five servants to afford those things?”

“Your jealousy is duly noted,” he said, rising to his feet and brushing off his trousers at the knees. He leaned forward, extending a hand. “Now let’s get a move on with hunting down our quarry.”

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Weekly Word Count #109

Word Count: 6500

What story I’m working on: Umm, I might be biting off more than I can chew, ha! So, with my secret Musketeers Pirate project, I hit 3k, Forged Decisions I slowed down to 15k, and I began my Steampunk with a Twist story, making it to 1500 words. I don’t normally balance three, but the Musketeers Pirate one is purely for fun, I’m a bit stalled on Forged Decisions until I find out the fate of the beginning of the series, and the Steampunk for a Twist one has a definite deadline, making it the easiest and clearest one to plunge into.

What I’m editing/marketing: Since Captivating Melody went through the rejection wringer, in the interim I re-read it and critiqued, so now I’m going through the edits and trying to prettify this old manuscript and inject some new life into it. I think there’s a lot of good I can do with it. Also, WAKING FOR WINTER is out!

Teaser of the week:

_Liv applied her cherry red lipstick in her rearview mirror with the precision of experience, her brand of war paint to give her confidence today._

Line of the week:

Droplets of salt water hit Fiona’s face as she propped herself up on the prow of the ship to catch the first glimpse of the land up ahead. Nine years had passed since she last set foot on this land—nine years since she’d been sold away and banished from this place. However, this time, she wasn’t a kid anymore. She’d trained, fought, and killed out on the seas, and this time, the entire country of Caer Donis better shake in their boots, because Fiona Blackwater had returned.

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Waking for Winter Release Day!!!!

The FINAL Philadelphia Coven Chronicles book is now available! Did you love Conor and Brenna’s adventures? Liam and Jev’s story? Alanna and Sam’s tale? Now dive in to the final installment, of Dante and Cami’s epic love.

Buy your copy HERE!

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The Philadelphia Coven has thwarted the Order of the Serpent’s every attempt to destroy their city, only to draw out the scariest nightmare from the Otherworld–the Caoranach. However, one member of the Philly Coven, Cami Akiyama, has already met this creature–the very monster who tortured her and branded her with a mark. Given their history, the Coven leader assigns her a bodyguard–none other than the gorgeous and lethal necromancer, Dante Martinez, the ex-boyfriend she’d disappeared on years ago. A single conversation confirms the spark between them never died, and based on the way Dante teases and flirts, he’s not about to let that flame get snuffed out without a fight.

No one has ever compared to the incendiary passion Dante inspired in her, but after being marked and broken by a monster, she’s too damaged to rekindle any sort of relationship. Not like that stops him. If anything, he fights harder for the memories of a love that kept her sane on her bleakest nights. And despite every effort to distance, Cami finds herself falling for him all over again. Except the Caoranach doesn’t just plan to devastate this city. The Caoranach possesses a deadly secret; one, when revealed, holds the power to shatter Cami completely.

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Rising for Autumn Recap

Silly recap: Alanna is sooo cold and lonely, big mean ice boss!! Sam is also lonely and hot–she wants on that. But because she’s the big mean ice boss who’s keeping his lamp, he haaaaateses her! When necromancers are jerks and Sam’s past psycho pal from Order of the Serpent pops up, he and Alanna start making moon eyes at each other and realize that loneliness sucks, and great sex is yay! Also, Jev stomps through the whole book riling things up, because I love Jev.

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