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Weekly Word Count #131

Word Count: 3,018

What story I’m currently working on: So, I’m still slow going on Airship, but I’m picking up a little more speed on it this week and made it to 54k. I’m still trying to find my direction, since Loose Id’s closure is going to cause some trickiness next year. I do promise that by next year I’ll have the Take to the Skies series finished and a new romance series in the works, come what may.

What I’m editing/marketing: A Tale of Two Airships is out in audio book! Captivating Melody is on submission with at least 5-10 different publishers, so cross your fingers for me that I’ll find a home for it! So, in the interim, I started working on Musketeer Pirates, digging into the content edits and getting more beta readers to take a look at it! I also finished the updates on Outlier Heir, so I’m getting input on that at the moment! As for A Reflection of Ice and Of Tinkers and Technomancers, they’ll be coming out in the new year!

Teaser of the week:

A slow smile rolled to his lips. Even though she_d insisted the favor be professional, his mind couldn_t help but wander to all the things he_d rather do with her than work. Those

Line of the week:

I opened my mouth, but the words dried up. All the bluster I’d been rolling in with, all the fire, and I still knew so little about what had been going on all along. I was still fumbling ahead in the dark, groping for any scrap of information to put these pieces together.

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A Tale of Two Airships Audio Book Release!

Any audiobook fans? You won’t want to miss A Tale of Two Airships, book two in the Take to the Skies series, out on audiobook! If you haven’t read the first one, An Airship Named Desire, I’d highly recommend taking the plunge!

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Bea and the crew of the Desire are back, and there’s one fierce storm brewing on the horizon. When Isabella’s old clan delivers a letter that sends their crewmate into a funk, Bea’s suspicious. However, when they’re intercepted by gypsies on the way to their meetup for the next smuggling job, her suspicions switch to pissed off. Yet none of that compares to the rage that ignites after Bea and their recon team return to the docks to find the Desire missing. Stolen. By those goddamn gypsies from Isabella’s old clan.

Which leaves Bea and her four crewmates stranded in Shantytown, home of redcoats who want them dead and Morlocks who want them deader. On top of that, she has no clue if her crew aboard the Desire is still alive. And once the Morlocks spot them in a bounty bar and put a price on their heads, if Bea doesn’t find a way to the skies and fast, they’re screwed six ways to sailing day with their home flying further and further out of reach.

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Weekly Word Count #130

Word Count: 1,047

What story I’m currently working on: Airship, but I took a break this week due to the massive hit that happened on Friday. That’s when I got the news that Loose Id was closing, which puts my shifter series on hiatus as well. I’ll get back to Airship soon, but I’m licking my wounds right now.

What I’m editing/marketing: The audio book for A Tale of Two Airships will be out soon, so look forward to news on that! I just spent the last week working on rewriting Captivating Melody and just started submitting it out, even though I’m a bit nervous. And now that it’s done, before the end of the year, I’ll be working on the Musketeer Pirates edits! I’m still waiting to hear from my editor, and for Of Tinkers and Technomancers as well as A Reflection of Ice, I’m awaiting my first set of edits, but they’ll still be coming out next year!

Teaser of the week:

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Line of the week:

Viola approached, her gaze fixed on the horizon. “What’s to bet the tackiest building in the neighborhood belongs to that cur?”

“Not everyone can fancify a joint like you, darling,” I drawled before skipping a pace or two ahead to try and get a better view. “The rest of us are slapping twigs together with glue.”

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Loose Id Closing

“You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing that we call “failure” is not the falling down, but the staying down.” –Mary Pickford

So, one of my big goals from 2015 to now was writing and completing a whole series. I accomplished that this year with the Philadelphia Coven Chronicles, only made possible by my amazing publisher Loose Id. They saw me through a lot of different firsts–my first advance, my first individually assigned editor (a lot of other publishers assigned editors on a rotation basis), and I really, really treasured them for it. So, you can imagine when I got the news late Friday night of Loose Id’s decision to shut down in May, I was devastated–I still am.

Honestly, a lot of this year has taken me to the brink and caused me to take a hard look at why I’m really doing this, and how much rejection and defeat I’m capable of withstanding. Apparently, a lot.

I’m not going to sugarcoat things–this hurts. It slices me to my core, and I know the blow will linger for some time now. However, I’m an author, setbacks happen, and I need to keep dusting off my pants and moving forward. So, I will carry the hurt and the lessons with me, and even though the plan I had just got shattered, I will form a new one.

Just a bit ago, I spoke heavily of more in the Tribal Spirits series coming out next year. In fact, that was going to be my main focus. Unfortunately, the rights for the first book don’t revert back to me until May, and then I’ll begin trying to find it and the completed second book a new home. Once that happens, I’ll pick up that project again. So, what does that mean? A wide open slate for 2018? Not in the slightest. It means a readjustment.

I had been reworking my rockstar fae book, Captivating Melody, which after a bunch of rejections from the big leagues I set on the backburner. I’ve decided to put my time into that, shine that bad boy up, and start submitting it to other publishers. And of course, I still have A Reflection of Ice coming out with Opal Moon Press next year, as well as Of Tinkers and Technomancers with After Glows.

The other big focus for 2018 will be the Take to the Skies series. I plan to have The Airship Also Rises finished by January, so then I can begin the editing process. From there, I hope to have it released August 17, 2018, which will mark another completed series.

For those concerned about the Philadelphia Coven Chronicles, and the Tribal Spirits series, don’t worry. They’ll still be available for sale until May, and as soon as the rights are released on June 1st, I will work on finding them the best new homes possible, and hopefully be able to have the books you love back out and available in a newer form. This change is a massive overhaul, I know. And I’m going to miss working with MT, Allie, Treva, and my editor Tamzin, so, so much. However, I will not let this setback ruin me, nor this defeat steal my drive, even if it leaves its marks along the way. As always, I will continue moving forward.

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Weekly Word Count #129

Word Count: 13,497

What story I’m currently working on: I hit 50k with Airship, but the binge session on Monday left me needing a bit of a break before I keep pushing with that book. I’ve got about 25-30k left to write and I’m going to get back to it next week, with a goal of finishing it by the end of the December! Plus, I’ll be getting to work on Forged Contracts whenever I want! After two back to back months of pushing 50k out each, I’m stoked to kinda scale back to nice and easy. (Until I get all into the end of Airship and end up binge writing that :P)

What I’m editing/marketing: If you haven’t listened to the audio book for An Airship Named Desire, get on it! A Tale of Two Airships is under consideration via ACX, and it will be out within the next couple weeks! In the next couple weeks I’ll probably start on my Musketeer Pirates critiques, since my two betas got back to me on it! As for Forged Decisions, I’m still waiting to hear from my editor, and for Of Tinkers and Technomancers as well as A Reflection of Ice, I’m awaiting my first set of edits!

Teaser of the week:

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Line of the week:

Viola approached, her gaze fixed on the horizon. “What’s to bet the tackiest building in the neighborhood belongs to that cur?”

“Not everyone can fancify a joint like you, darling,” I drawled before skipping a pace or two ahead to try and get a better view. “The rest of us are slapping twigs together with glue.”

Geoff slung an arm around my shoulders, drawing me in tight. “And where the hell are you getting glue aboard our ship? You know Edwin doesn’t share supplies.”

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Bloggers and Reviewers Wanted!

Wistful notes spoke of loneliness, as solitary as the final birdsong of autumn or the trill of summer_s last cicada before the wintry freeze.

Hey, folks!

Since I’ve got a lot of lovely stories in the pipeline (such as A Reflection of Ice and Of Tinkers and Technomancers), I figured I’d post around my ARC sign-up form! If you have a blog and like to read, or simply like to read and review, jot your name down on the form! That way, when new releases are on the horizon, you’ll get a free copy of my latest books before anyone else. All that I ask in return is you leave an honest review!

If you’re a fan of paranormal romance, urban fantasy, or young adult, I’ve got some stories in the works for you!

Sign up today!

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Weekly Word Count #128

Word Count: 9.458

What story I’m currently working on: Had a bit of a slowdown this week due to a busy last weekend plus a migraine that wouldn’t quit, but I’m still keeping up with the turtle version of NaNoWrimo, and I reached 37k today! To be fair, it’s Thanksgiving, so I’m going to grant myself that. I also did a little more with Forged Contracts, but ever since PAX Unplugged, I’ve had some other hobbies stealing my attention. Airship is unfolding at a good pace though, and I have a good idea of where the rest of the book will go!

What I’m editing/marketing: If you haven’t listened to the audio book for An Airship Named Desire, I recommend getting your time in now! A Tale of Two Airships will probably be out before the end of the year! Waiting on word from my editor for Forged Decisions, so cross your fingers and toes for me! My betas are continuing to progress through Musketeer Pirates and offering all of the critiques! Can’t wait to get cracking on those edits!

Teaser of the week:

“Because it took a stubborn technomancer willing to risk everything for those she cared about to remind me I was capable of a little daring too.”

Line of the week:

“So we’re assistants of Gregor Browning?” Isabella slipped an arm around Edwin’s shoulders, near causing the man to leap mid-air. “What is his specialty again?”

“Aether-thermodynamic thingamabob,” I jumped in, all of those fancy words of Edwin’s flying right out of my brain.

“Aetherdynamic manipulation,” Edwin said with a huff. He adjusted his glasses. “Really, Bea, I thought you were listening last night.”

I shrugged. “Maybe I’m just keeping you on your toes.”