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Weekly Word Count #174

Word Count: 8007

What story I’m currently working on:

Well, I slowed down a bit on Hypnotizing Beat again, which I’m at 48k with, but for good reason. A. This book is harrrrd *whines*, but also B. I hit 6k with Forged Futures! Hurray! I’m still working on pushing forward with Hypnotizing Beat and am determined to finish it by the end of the year, but Forged Futures is giving me all of the feelings. I’m smitten with the Tribal Spirits series and I’m so excited to finish it next year.

What I’m editing/marketing:

By some miracle, I have a polished, solid query for The Lies We Weave, so I’m just working on gussying up the final version of the book. But I’m absolutely descending back into release mode, because I’ve got Bustles and Bells coming out on October 29th, Forged Alliances set to release November 13th, aaaaaand A Reflection of Ice is back online with a brand new cover!

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Teaser of the week:

“A thousand curses on girls with smart mouths and access to firepower.”

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Line of the week:

“Thanks for coming to my rescue earlier,” she responded, clutching tight to her knees as her chin burrowed into them. “I was seconds away from the same fate as my husband.”

His fingers twitched at the sight of her curled up on the couch, emanating a vulnerability that tangled with the fibers of his heart. She could fight—he’d seen her take care of the wolf out there, but she was so wide open with her grief, with her fear, with everything. He wanted to wrap his arms around her on instinct.

“Any time, doll,” he responded. “I’m a sucker for a dramatic entrance.” He tipped his fingers in her direction as he headed for the door.

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Weekly Word Count #170

Word Count: 5006

What story I’m currently working on:

Hit 25k with Hypnotizing Beat, so by next week I’ll be at 30k and right on track! It’s still a slower pace than the Tribal Spirits books which seem to just fly out of me, but I’m having a lot of fun playing in this sandbox again. Plus, SHARKS. (You’ll know when you read it!) I’m going to either try to power out Hypnotizing Beat in October, or finish it in the beginning of November and then squeeze a novella out. Or write the next book in the Tribal Spirits series, Forged Futures. It’s a dice roll at this point.

What I’m editing/marketing:

Well, I got all of my beta reader feedback in on Forged Contracts, and it’s not nearly the endeavor I thought it was going to be, so I’m plowing through content edits and line edits. My hope is to have it turned into my publisher by the end of September or early October! And I’ve gotten some solid feedback from one of my beta readers for The Lies We Weave, so I’m going to be diving into more content edits. Thankfully no more full-blown rewrites though. Of Tinkers and Technomancers also recently got signed with Totally Bound Publishing, so I’m thrilled to dive into that new series as well.

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Teaser of the week:

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Line of the week:

However, she wasn’t afraid.

Danger didn’t terrify her, not like confinement.

Danica would fight her way through a shark tank, bloody her hands in any manner to keep from getting locked away, whether it was a figurative chain or a real one. Trevor’s hand settled on her shoulder again. She glanced back to him at last. She’d expected nerves from the man, but all she found was a steady gaze back.

Trevor arched a brow and glanced to her heels. “I’m pretty sure the sharks are going to eat you first if you’re swimming with those on.”

Danica snorted. “Nice try, he-who-wears-stompers. I’ll sprinkle shark bait on you and kick you in first. Give myself a swimming head start.”

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Of Tinker and Technomancers is Contracted!

“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.”.jpg

Of Tinkers and Technomancers is going to be coming out with Totally Bound Publishing on April 2nd, 2019!

It’s the first in the Whitfield Files series, of which I have two more steampunk romance novellas planned 😀

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 nicked his clockwork doll, and she needs his help to track the stolen merchandise and by proxy, her sister. 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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Weekly Word Count #169

Word Count: 6242

What story I’m currently working on:

I’m forging forward with Hypnotizing Beat, and I think I need to continue on and complete it, not get sidetracked by writing my beautiful shifters. I’m starting to figure out my next steps here, and I think the book is going to be super fun. While I’m doing a faster release schedule with my shifty shiftersons (I’m going to try to have books 4 and 5 written by next year), I think I’m going to do one a year for the Discord’s Desire crew. (Though, who knows. If I end up feeling this series, I’ll probably move faster)

What I’m editing/marketing:

Crazily enough, I’ve got beta responses on Forged Contracts already, and so I’ve begun my edits. I also am continuing to slog away at The Lies We Weave, and I’m hoping that my beta readers give me solid feedback, but also that I don’t have to rewrite the entire thing again, lol. From the looks of it, next year is going to be abundant with releases, to the point of ridiculousness, methinks. Regardless, I’m excited, and I have some more news on the horizon to share soon.

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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)

Line of the week:

She let go of his hand the moment they entered the bathroom, a fluorescent overhead blinking on.

He shut the door behind him with an audible click.

The moment he turned around, Danica’s mouth was on his. She tasted honey sweet with the sharp sting of coffee, and he slipped his palms around her chin, her cheeks to draw her closer. He’d been imagining the way those pert lips would feel from the moment they’d met, but the reality was far, far, better, a silken glide that he found himself addicted to. He kissed her again and again, backing away to tease, baiting her to lunge in for more.

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Weekly Word Count #166

Word Count: 12,000

What story I’m currently working on:

Oh man, guys! I forgot to update last Thursday! Since I don’t remember what my word count was that day, I’m just going to update with the totals–Forged Contracts is FINISHED at 67k! My god, it was an intense book. I’m not sure at all which book I’m going to tackle next, Hypnotizing Beat or the next Tribal Spirits book! (Only two more in that series left!) It’s currently out with beta readers! If you’ve got a preference for what I write next, feel free to comment.

What I’m editing/marketing:

I’m still moving forward with Musketeer Pirates, which I still need to come up with a name for–I’ve been thinking on that for some time now. I’m moving at a much brisker pace since I just finished writing a book. Also, The Airship Also Rises came out, which means the Take to the Skies series has ended. I’ve taken a chance to clean up all my loose ends, so I’ll be able to plunge forward full force!

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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

Line of the week:

This time, Christian charged for her.

The distance closed between them in a blink. One moment he was pacing before her, the next he bared his fangs leapt.

Raven tried to veer out of the way, but he moved too fast. His paws caught her side first, the claws scraping against her skin. He landed on top, his full weight slamming into her. They tumbled around across the wooden floorboards, splintered wood scraping against her back.

This floor. That sensation.

Her entire body locked up as her mind screamed and screamed and screamed.

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Weekly Word Count #165

Word Count: 8,500

What story I’m currently working on:

Forged Contracts is MOVING along! I might be a smidge behind because there was a lot going on last week and will be a lot going on this week, but I’m still pushing forward with it. Last week I thought that this book would be 60k, but since I’m currently at 55k and there’s a significant amount of stuff that still needs to happen, I’m thinking it’s going to be closer to 65k, which is great. The book has a lot going on, esp emotional stuff to unpack, so I think it’s good for it to have more room to breathe.

What I’m editing/marketing:

Currently, I’m still slugging away at Musketeer Pirates. I will finish that book before the end of the year, even if it kills me. It just might. The Airship Also Rises comes out TOMORROW, which marks the end of my Take to the Skies series. I’m thrilled, but also sad. It’s a bittersweet thing, since An Airship Named Desire was the first book ever published for me. Right now though, the entire series is available for under 5 bucks, so yay!

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Teaser of the week:

“Rare stories traveled of those who rose too high, the ships who sailed like Icarus towards the sun.And like him, they crashed and burned for their arrogance.”(1)

Line of the week:

A knock sounded on the door.

“Who the hell is knocking on my door this time of day?” Jer muttered, running a hand through his curls.

Raven snorted. “You mean lunchtime? Because I’m pretty sure it’s lunch time. Might want to throw a shirt on, stud.” Her fingers trailed down his chest before she snapped them away and headed for the door.

Jer couldn’t help the grin that rose to his lips as he stalked over to his bedroom and snagged a wrinkled shirt from the floor.

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Weekly Word Count #164

Word Count: 10,606

What story I’m currently working on:

Am I really closing in on the last 10k of this book? It’s been such a wild ride. It also may end up being a little over 60k since stretches of the book took longer than I thought. I’m currently at 47k and I haven’t even gotten into the last stretch of the book yet! Then I’ll need to take a short break from Tribal Spirits to jam out some more words on Hypnotizing Beat. Yet, I’ve got so many ideas for the final two books of the series, eeeeeee.

What I’m editing/marketing:

Legends of the Veil came out last week, and The Airship Also Rises is on pre-order, so August is out to a rip-roaring start! I’ve already submitted An Airship Carol to my editor as well, so now I’ve switched attention back to Musketeer Pirates. It’s moving slowly, but I finally hit the midway point of this baseline edit. There’s still a lot more work to do, once I finish this massive overhaul, but getting through it would put a huge dent into things.

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Teaser of the week:

“They shot one of ours.” The lines deepened around his grey eyes. “I_d waste the whole army for spilling a drop of my crew_s blood.”

Line of the week:

Ava shrugged, slipping onto her feet as she grabbed the tube for the pills and popped them back into it, snapping the lid back in place. “It’s part of the job description. I wouldn’t have taken you on if I couldn’t handle it.” She walked over to him and pressed the pills into his palm. “Paypal me the funds. You’ll get faster service if you pay in advance, FYI.”

Jer grabbed the pills, staring down at the bottle. Ava still stood in front of him, not moving away. Her brows drew together, and she passed him an irritated look.

“Are you waiting for me to perform a dance or something? I need my nap, stat. That’s your cue to take the cute little bike you drive and haul on out of here.”

Jer didn’t hide his grin at that. “You’re sort of standing right in my way.”

Ava opened her mouth and then closed it before she strode back over to her couch. “Right, that would help. Good meeting you, Jeremiah Taylor. If your pack needs a shaman, shoot me a text. I won’t respond to any phone calls.”