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Mid-Year Review

Well now, technically I should’ve written this at the beginning of July, but it’s been a crazy year!

Things I’ve Written:

The Airship Also Rises (set to release in late August)- Steampunk Adventure

A Card of Shadows (submitting out)- Young Adult Urban Fantasy

Taking Root (also out on submission)- Contemporary Romance

One Shot for the Sky (featured in Corsets and Cogs)

Colors of a Soul (featured in Legends of the Veil)

 

Things I’ve Published:

A Reflection of Ice– Young Adult Fairytale

Corsets and Cogs – Steampunk boxset featuring 26 authors!

Gaslights and Graves -Steampunk boxset featuring 6 authors!

Captivating Melody (Discord’s Desire #1)- First book in this paranormal rockstar romance!

Legends of the Veil  -Fae boxset featuring 8 authors!

 

Planned Projects for the Rest of the Year:

Forged Contracts (Tribal Spirits #3)

Hopefully, Hypnotizing Beat (Discord’s Desire #2)

And hopefully, finishing my second Cupid’s Cafe book!

 

Projects to be Published Later in the Year:

The Airship Also Rises (Take to the Skies #3)- The final Take to the Skies book, a steampunk action adventure

Bustles and Bells- Christmas related steampunk boxset

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Throwback Thursday: Corsets and Cogs

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Welcome to the world as it never was…

Enter landscapes awash in steam-powered machinery, Victorian style, and mysterious magic shrouded in the fog of a city night.

Join 25 New York Times, USA Today, and bestselling speculative fiction authors as they dive into alternate universes of tinkers, mad scientists, and space-faring soldiers, as well as leviathans, vampires, and demons—along with the cloaked lords and corseted ladies haunting pages of these alternative histories.

This limited-time anthology features tales of whimsy and wonder rife with gaslamp masquerades, steam-driven dirigibles, clockwork landscapes, gadgets and gears, and more.

Perfect for lovers of Penny Dreadful, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, and Sherlock Holmes!

Get your copy HERE!

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Weekly Word Count #149

Word Count: 2,538

What story I’m currently working on:

Another slow writing week, but there happened to be a major wrench in my plans, sigh. After Glows Publishing is going through a reorganization process, so my Cupid’s Cafe book is also on hiatus. So, I returned my attention to Taking Root and have continued writing the follow up chapter to what I had prepped for the proposal. I figure I’ll just keep trucking away at that one until I get some news to push me in a direction. It’s been a ton of fun so far.

What I’m editing/marketing: Continuing to work on synopses and queries, but I’m making some headway and sent out the first submissions. I finished the Wanderers edit, and it’s STUNNING. I also got the beta reads back for the fae novella, so I started doing some edits on that–though, I have time since it’s not due until July! Once that’s done, I’m returning to Musketeer Pirates to spiffy it the hell up. My young adult fairytale, A Reflection of Ice came out three weeks ago, same with Corsets and Cogs, which hit bestseller and is now available in paperback!! In upcoming news, the other steampunk boxset I’m in, Gaslights and Graves, is available for pre-order!

Join my brigade:

The best ways to get involved with my work is by joining my ARC List, my Facebook Group, or sign up for my Patreon!

Teaser of the week:

Right now, she didn’t want to think about the future, she just wanted to feel something wild and deep, something with fire enough to thaw the ice encasing her heart..jpg

Line of the week:

“Going to pull a Cinderella once midnight strikes?” he asked, barely able to hear his own words amidst the pulsing music and the bodies twisting and turning around them. He didn’t want tonight to end. He wanted the chance to get to know her in a real, lasting way like the imprints she’d left on his memory all those years ago.

Her lips quirked in a smile that didn’t reach her eyes, the sadness gleaming in those mesmerizing jade eyes. “Wouldn’t be any fun otherwise,” she responded. “Got to leave a little mystery or I’ll lose my allure.”

Disappointment curled in his chest, but she pressed her body against his, her nails digging into his shoulders. Not only did that lithe body of hers strike a fresh match to embers that he thought had died, but her vibrancy and her lonely fight made him want in a way he’d forgotten.

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Weekly Word Count #148

Word Count: 2,780

What story I’m currently working on:

So, my deadline for the fae novella got pushed back. *HUGE sigh of relief* However, I have a lot of life stuff coming up and general busy-ness, so I’ve had to laser focus my time. I finished the proposal for the Daphne/Apollo story, Taking Root, and I’ll be sending that in a day or two! Woo! However, that also meant I had to boot Cupid’s Cafe to the back burner, at least until I send off this proposal.

What I’m editing/marketing: Ugh, I’ve been working on synopses and queries all week long until my brain matter wants to bleed out of my ears. I’m about halfway through the final readthrough of Wanderers–it’s an honest dice roll whether or not I’ll send it before the Paris trip or after. Only if it’s super ready. Once Wanderers is off my plate, I’ll be able to dive back into fae novella, and Musketeer Pirates which has been backburnered for awhile now. My young adult fairytale, A Reflection of Ice came out two weeks ago, same with Corsets and Cogs, which hit bestseller and I’m still excited for that!! In upcoming news, the other steampunk boxset I’m in, Gaslights and Graves, is available for pre-order!

Join my brigade:

The best ways to get involved with my work is by joining my ARC List, my Facebook Group, or sign up for my Patreon!

Teaser of the week:

_Each step forward offered a better view of the crystal walls ahead, the castle appearing like something out of a fairytale._(1).jpg

Line of the week:

Her skin crawled. She needed to answer, but the words gummed in her mouth. The idea of him heading anywhere nearby made her mind splinter, the white noise rising to blank out the memories it took years of therapy to resurrect. The longer Kyle Peterson remained a free man, the more of a chance he had to kill again. Even if the fear shot through her like Novocaine, she knew what she needed to do.

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Weekly Word Count #146

Word Count: 5,216

What story I’m currently working on:

Thus far, I’ve been really good at staying true to my promises! The fae novella IS finished and out with beta readers! It ended at around 21k, so I just blasted through the rest of it. Of course though, that leaves this big open hole of WHAT DO I WRITE NEXT? However, I think Cupid’s Cafe answered that question, as I started putting the first couple lines down on Lex and Tessa’s story.

What I’m editing/marketing: TOO MUCH. So, this week, my editor actually got the Airship edits back to me AND I turned them back around. OMG. So of course, I’m continuing to stampede through the Wanderers edits as well AND MIGHT EVEN HAVE THEM FINISHED BY NEXT WEEK. Ahhhhh. But that’s not all, folks. My young adult fairytale, A Reflection of Ice came out on Tuesday, huzzah huzzah. And then literally a day later, Corsets and Cogs hit the e-shelves!!!! Now is definitely the time to buy, as it’s only going to stay 99 cents for a week! And of course, the other steampunk boxset I’m in, Gaslights and Graves, is available for pre-order!

Join my brigade:

The best ways to get involved with my work is by joining my ARC List, my Facebook Group, or sign up for my Patreon!

Teaser of the week:

Candace brandished a pint glass at the ready. Ale could soothe most of these ruffians, and she_d become adept at taming tempers.(1)

Line of the week:

Some days, Tessa managed to keep the flames to a minimum, but others, that inferno raged out of control. Today classified as grade A dumpster fire with an extra splash of gasoline.

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Corsets and Cogs Release!

If you’re looking for your Take to the Skies fix, look no further! One Shot for the Sky, my steampunk short featuring the crew of the Fireswamp is in this anthology! Buy your copy HERE!

99 cents for a limited time!

Welcome to the world as it never was…

Enter landscapes awash in steam-powered machinery, Victorian style, and mysterious magic shrouded in the fog of a city night.

Join 25 New York Times, USA Today, and bestselling speculative fiction authors as they dive into alternate universes of tinkers, mad scientists, and space-faring soldiers, as well as leviathans, vampires, and demons—along with the cloaked lords and corseted ladies haunting pages of these alternative histories.

This limited-time anthology features tales of whimsy and wonder rife with gaslamp masquerades, steam-driven dirigibles, clockwork landscapes, gadgets and gears, and more.

Perfect for lovers of Penny Dreadful, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, and Sherlock Holmes!

 

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Weekly Word Count #142

Word Count: 425

What story I’m currently working on:

Boo, the Wanderers is over, and I miss it so much! However, that also means I have 3 manuscripts in the editing backlog, so I switched gears completely over to editing Airship. I’m making really solid progress, and I’m about halfway through. I started writing the fae story for the Legends of the Veil anthology that is coming out in August! It’s got a leprechaun lead!

What I’m editing/marketing: It’s now March, and I’m anticipating some line edits…which will bring A Reflection of Ice and Of Tinkers and Technomancers that much closer to release! The Take to the Skies short, One Shot For the Sky is submitted to the anthology coordinator, so you can enjoy that in May in the anthology Corsets and Cogs! Given a straight week of working on Airship, I’m actually about halfway through the edits, both content and line. I’ll definitely have this book ready for an editor by the end of the month! Also, Gaslights and Graves is now available for pre-order! Nab a copy now!

Oh, and for those folks who want exclusive sneak previews, pictures, and a whole plethora of rewards, check out my Patreon!

Teaser of the week:

Candace brandished a pint glass at the ready. Ale could soothe most of these ruffians, and she_d become adept at taming tempers.

Line of the week:

My entire life, I’ve been told I was lucky.

Around me, folks find a crisp hundred dollar bill on the ground, get a run in blackjack, or end up comped their meal due to a chef’s error. So, I’ve never had a shortage of people who wanted to keep me around, even though I wouldn’t necessarily call them friends. And for all the luck I exuded, none of it circled back on around to me.

In fact, my life had been a series of bad events that spiraled out of control a year ago.