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The Airship Also Rises Audio Book is Live!

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The Airship Also Rises is now available in audio book, narrated by Cari Scholtens!

The crew of the Desire returns for one final, thrilling adventure.

Ever since Bea and the crew stole that box from the British Merchant ship, they’ve been drowning under enemies: the Brits, the Morlocks, and the man who started it all – their ex-employer. However, Bea finally tracks him down and prepares for one final fight against the man who made their life hell.

He’s got superior numbers and more weapons and wealth than she could dream up, while she’s got a threadbare crew running on grit and dreams alone. The crew of the Desire doesn’t stand a chance. But Bea’s spent a lifetime defying the odds, and she and the crew will risk it all – their livelihood, their ship, and their lives for the chance to fly the skies free once more.

Secrets will unravel, and loyalties will be tested in the smoking conclusion of the Take to the Skies series.

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Weekly Word Count: 1/30/19

Word Count: 3942

What story I’m currently working on:

I hit 6k on Forged Redemption, slowly getting back to my normal pace. Next month I’ll be back to normal, sledgehammering away at this book, and I’m so excited for it. I’m not going to lie though, I’m a little romanced out, so after this book is done, I’m going to treat myself to starting the paranormal western I’ve been wanting to write. I have the feeling Forged Redemption is going to rip my heart out and stomp on it before I’m done though. A lot. Especially considering I’m three chapters in and already tearing up.

What I’m editing/marketing:

Oh my god guuuuys! Forged Futures is contracted with a release date already! SO AWESOME. Currently I’m waiting to hear back on Hypnotizing Beat, so fingers crossed. I’m most of the way through the initial Scrying for Summer edits and will make quick work of that, so then I can knock out the other two Coven Chronicles ones. And if you haven’t gotten it yet, nab Of Tinkers and Technomancers, which went up for pre-order this week! Oh, also, stay tuned, because The Airship Also Rises will be out in audio book any day now!

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Teaser of the week:

He didn_t know what he searched for out there in all the blue. Maybe the faintest glimmer of hope, like the sun gliding off the rippling surface of the lake.(3)

Currently listening to:

Line of the week:

Ally snorted as she leaned back in the uncomfortable seat, her container of lo mein resting on her thighs. “Come on now, you never needed that to be an asshole, Trainwreck.” The old nickname slipped out before she could help herself, one she wished she could swallow back. It dropped into the room like a bomb, flooding the room with tension.

Drew’s eyes flashed the umber of his mountain lion, a honeyed, dangerous gleam rolling through them. He cracked a grin, one that didn’t exactly settle her nerves. “You’re one to talk, Car Crash.”

That simple nickname on those perfect lips and she was sixteen and smitten.

 

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Of Tinkers and Technomancers is Available for Pre-Order!

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When technomancer Theo Whitfield joins forces with the insufferable, gorgeous Silas Kylock to find her missing sister, their heated exchanges turn from irritation to desire…

When technomancer Theo Whitfield’s sister goes missing, she’s forced to work alongside an arrogant prat she’s long despised, the tinker Silas Kylock. Her sister Ellie nicked his clockwork doll, and Theo needs his help to track the stolen merchandise and, by proxy, Ellie. However, the more time they spend together, the more she sees Silas as the man she’d run through the streets of Islington with and not the insufferable gentleman he’s become.

Theo’s not the only one afflicted. Silas never forgot the loyal, stubborn woman whose temper he can’t help but spark, and as their search grows more dire, her dedication to her family inspires him to make sacrifices of his own. So, when the hunt erupts into a deadly confrontation with the gangs of Islington, Theo and Silas aren’t just risking their hearts—their lives are on the line.

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Music Monday- In the Eye of the Wind

Hey guys! Let’s welcome Katherine Wyvern today to celebrate her new release, In the Eye of the Wind! She’s going to share her musical inspiration with us!

  1. Loreena McKennitt- Marco Polo

Rikko’s main theme is without a doubt Loreena McKennit’s Marco Polo. It is an instrumental piece with a mixture of western and oriental flavors, and it has a luscious, amorous sort of swagger to it, and all of this is exactly what Rikko’ is about. A character that left the north of this Europe-like world to move into a far freer, sunnier, more sinful city on the southern shores of the Circled Sea. And he’s obnoxiously sexy, of course!

2. Hedningarna- Tass’on nainen

The darker side of Rikko’s character, heritage of a terrible dark-spell laid on his mother before his birth, has its own score, a tremendously powerful, absorbing piece from Hedningarna’s third album, Trä. The name of the song, which has Finnish lyrics, is Täss’on Nainen. Both lyrics and music are haunting, and they fit well this powerful but dangerous darkness Rikko’ carries from the deep North, and also his destiny as a sea-farer.

3. Master and Commander- The Far Side of the World

Much of the sea-chases and battles in the book were imagined with the accompaniment a favourite movie score of mine, the beautiful music for “Master and Commander-The Far Side of the World”. This immediately put me into a sailing frame of mind, and many pieces of the score have a distinctly war-like feel to them, with lots of drums and fifes. Drums mean business, especially in a world where many ships were oar-powered. And the story is heavily inspired by the Master and Commander books, so…

4. La Femme du President

In the Eye of the Wind has a lot of broad, humorous male banter to it, and it was certainly inspiring (and very funny) to listen to traditional mariner’s songs to get into the mood of it. I have a favourite collection of French and Breton ones, and some of them are obviously composed for comical effect and hilariously smutty, like “La Femme du President”, where a wealthy lady invites a sailor to her boudoir for lunch… the lunch lasts three days and three nights, until the seaman leaves, exhausted, not without throwing an irreverent quip at the lady’s husband while on the way out!

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The last song I like to associate with this story is much sunnier piece called “Celebration” by Secret Garden. It’s Gael’s song. I like how it starts small and gentle, almost secretive, to explode into a triumphant, joyous ending.

What are you working on next?

At the moment I am finishing up my new novel A Muse to Live For, which will be published next month. It’s a book very much about inspiration and it also has a Loreena Mc Kennit song as its main theme…

 

In the Eye of the Wind

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Nab a copy HERE!

Born in the northern wastes of Kaleva in the middle of a devastating war between light and darkness, Rikko’ has found his way south to the warm shores of the Circled Sea, the first elver to ever turn pirate.

Forbidden by the rules of the Andalouan court to pursue such an ungentlemanly career, Gael can only dream of ever becoming a doctor, and his medical studies remain unfinished until his aunt the Queen sends him on a covert mission to the pirate city of Beyas’kahl.

And here, after one night with Rikko’, all his loyalties are put to the test.

Queen Amata has reigned for three decades, and she always used her men cunningly. But even the best player can miscalculate, and her blunder places Gael first in slavery, then in a naval battle, and finally, worst of all, face to face with Rikko’s darkest and deadliest side.

From such darkness, is there any coming back? Is there any hope of love for Gael, or redemption for Rikko’?

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Forged Futures Under Contract

Book four in the Tribal Spirits series is now under contract! Only one more to go (Forged Redemption) and I’m writing away at that one : )

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Joe Ganzorig, Mackey Kendricks’ right hand shaman, has appeared in Ricketts Glen again, and Lucas Diaz is on the job. Except this time, the Landsliders are targeting the recently widowed Lana Bennett. Turns out her husband’s murder hadn’t been accidental—he was involved in the Landsliders and stole an anti-shifter bomb from the big boss himself. The Landsliders want it back, and they won’t stop their attacks until their device is delivered.

Lucas volunteers to keep her safe while they search for the device, needing to protect this wry, stunning woman who’s still standing even after everything she’s weathered. Despite the distance they each try to keep, both Lucas and Lana can’t deny the scorching attraction between them. However, with the constant reminders of Lana’s husband and the Landsliders increasing their threats by the day, these newfound feelings could expire before they ignite. And if the Landsliders find the device before them, none of the shifters will stand a chance at survival.

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Weekly Word Count: 1/23/19

Word Count: 1643

What story I’m currently working on:

I hit 2k on Forged Redemption, which is picking up speed for me! I’m hoping by next week I’m edging a little closer to my normal stomping pace. I just started Drew’s POV, and it’s going to be as raw and rough as I expected. I’m thrilled to have him as my final hero and Ally as my final leading lady for this series.

What I’m editing/marketing:

Damn, so I knocked out Forged Futures, and will probably have some neeeeews about it soon! What this also means is that the brunt of edits-palooza is over and I get to start writing again! However, there are still some edits on the horizon, as I’m doing some overview edits on Scrying for Summer, Rising for Autumn, and Waking for Winter to turn in to my editor at Soul Mate Publishing. Next on the horizon is Of Tinkers and Technomancers, which goes up for pre-order next week! Oh, also, stay tuned, because The Airship Also Rises will be out in audio book any day now!

Join my brigade:

The best ways to get involved with my work is by joining my ARC List, my Facebook Group, my Newsletter, or if you want exclusive content and a free sci-fi romance, sign up for my Patreon!

Teaser of the week:

Some days, the sheer amount of enemies we attracted made me question if maybe our crew was a little too trigger happy. That maybe we_d started pissing in too many pots without thinking

Currently listening to:

Line of the week:

For Drew, devastation had become a familiar sight.

During his time in the Landsliders, he’d seen bombs lit, fields razed, and packs ruined. He’d participated in all of it, even as the bile rose in his throat, even as his mind screamed. His hands were stained in so much blood that he could do good works the rest of his life and never scour all of the taint away.

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Weekly Word Count: 1/17/19

Word Count: 521

What story I’m currently working on:

I’m a whopping 1k into Forged Redemption, but the book is probably going to pick up steam next week. Ally and Drew are going to be absolutely ridiculous, and I think they ended up being the perfect couple for the finale of this series, one that’s a little reflective of the first book, Forged Alliances (at least on the bickering front).

What I’m editing/marketing:

I mean, essentially waiting on everything at the moment. Taking Root and Hypnotizing Beat are both on submission, so I’m putting pedal to the metal on my shifter series to get that finished this year! Kicked off this new year with the release of Forged Decisions and then in a couple of months, Forged Contracts will be available! I’m down to the final two passes on Forged Futures, so I’m hoping to get that done before the end of the month so I can return to writing full force. Don’t miss out on both the sale of Forged Alliances at 99 cents though, and the steampunk antho, Bustles and Bells which is coming down in ten days!

Join my brigade:

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Teaser of the week:

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Currently listening to:

Line of the week:

Drew didn’t need to tilt his aviators up for her to feel the intensity of that gaze flashing his way. “Williams is what folks called the old man.” He tipped his glasses down on his nose, passing her a scorching look. “I prefer babe, darling, light of my life. Sir, if you’re feeling kinky.”

“You’ll be called dipshit next if you keep at it,” Ally shot back.

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Music Monday- A Talent for Trouble

This week we have the lovely Landra Graf in with her latest release, A Talent for Trouble!

  1. Sinnerman- Nina Simone

My hero’s song. Emilio Morales, drug runner and not the best person. He’s a sinner in every sense of the word. Plus, he is on the run through most of the story.

2. Thin line- Honeyhoney

This is for my heroine, Antonia ‘Toni’ Smith. She’s my sober alcoholic attempting to get her life back on the right track and get her ship back. This song is all about a woman taking what she wants and having to walk the thin line to do it.

3. luka- Secret Sisters

For the chase scenes and the action this song did some amazing things to channel all those moments. Plus, it’s got a creep-some vibe.

4. Down by the River- The Dirty River Boys

Another action song for me. Reminding me of the tough world my characters live in. How escaping their lives for something better may not be easy.

5. Better Love- Hozier

Every book needs a love song and this one is Emilio and Toni’s. Time and again Hozier creates music that speaks to me. This song hits all those levels. A little dark undertone and more.

What’s your next project on the horizon? A Gamble Of Sheep the second in the Bad Boys of Space series. The first book in the series, A Talent For Trouble, is available now.  It’s high octane, action adventure with romance, snark, and a heavy dose of sexual tension.

Where can your readers find you? I’m always wandering Facebook or Twitter. My website is another way to check out my books and what I’m up to. If you want the latest news I highly suggest signing up for my newsletter via this link: http://eepurl.com/dH-ugL

Get A Talent for Trouble today!

A Talent for Trouble (Bad Boys of Space Book 1) by [Graf, Landra]

When notorious drug runner Emilio Morales meets desperate bootlegger Antonia Smith, they discover contraband isn’t the only thing worth breaking the law for…

Drug runner Emilio Morales is one deal away from being the sole runner from Earth to the upper planets—until his partner attempts a double-cross. Now, Emilio’s stuck in a disabled spaceship with an unpredictable, attractive female who’s willing to help him out if he’ll assist her in retrieving her ship from an impound facility.

Antonia ‘Toni’ Smith is sick and tired of being beholden to men. The only way to guarantee freedom is to get back her bootlegging ship to run her own business again. When Emilio kills her ticket out, she’s forced to rely on him for assistance. Emilio, the most wanted and annoying man in the solar system, is a sexy-as-hell means to an end.

But every plan the duo makes falls apart and every day they spend in each other’s company increases the tension between them.

With the death toll rising and their defenses low, can Emilio and Toni get the happy ending they want, without falling for each other in the process?

 

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Weekly Word Count: 1/10/19

Word Count: 500

What story I’m currently working on:

Forged Redemption has begun, at long last. After almost a month of no writing, I’m back in the game. Once I finish the edits on Forged Futures, I’m going to dive into this with full fury. My brain’s already kinda caught the vibe of these two, and it’s high drama, a desperate, consuming, angry thing that I think I’m going to love. The two of them have hurt so much.

What I’m editing/marketing:

Guys, I turned in Hypnotizing Beat second day of the month, so now it’s the waiting game to see if it gets accepted! Fingers crossed. On top of that, Forged Decisions came out with some fantastic reviews to bolster it! I hope that gets people geared up to read Forged Contracts, which will be coming out April 9th! On the editing front though, I’m submerged in the Forged Futures edits, trying to get them done by the end of the month. I think I got this. If you haven’t started the Tribal Spirits series yet, Forged Alliances is still on sale for 99 cents as well as Bustles and Bells before it gets taken down at the end of the month!

Join my brigade:

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Teaser of the week:

“Except here he crouched before her, all breakable brown eyes, old scars and the shortest temper she_d ever encountered. And unlike every other guy she_d messed around with before,

Currently listening to:

Line of the week:

“Well, we both know I’m not average in anything—even my lack of patience,” Drew drawled, hooking his thumbs through his belt loops as he leaned against the wall.

“Excuse me while I eyeroll myself into a seizure,” Ally shot back, dipping down to snag her tote from beside the couch.

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Of Tinkers and Technomancers Cover Reveal!

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This book is available for pre-order on January 29th, and releases March 5th! For those waiting for my next jaunt into steampunk, here it is!

When technomancer Theo Whitfield joins forces with the insufferable, gorgeous Silas Kylock to find her missing sister, their heated exchanges turn from irritation to desire…

When technomancer Theo Whitfield’s sister goes missing, she’s forced to work alongside an arrogant prat she’s long despised, the tinker Silas Kylock. Her sister Ellie nicked his clockwork doll, and Theo needs his help to track the stolen merchandise and, by proxy, Ellie. However, the more time they spend together, the more she sees Silas as the man she’d run through the streets of Islington with and not the insufferable gentleman he’s become.

Theo’s not the only one afflicted. Silas never forgot the loyal, stubborn woman whose temper he can’t help but spark, and as their search grows more dire, her dedication to her family inspires him to make sacrifices of his own. So, when the hunt erupts into a deadly confrontation with the gangs of Islington, Theo and Silas aren’t just risking their hearts—their lives are on the line.