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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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Weekly Word Count #153

Word Count: 11,100

What story I’m currently working on:

Closing in on the end of Taking Root at 49k. It’s a wild ride, and I’m down to the final chapters, so I’m going to guarantee that I’ll be finished this book by the next update! I love the race to the end once you get to a certain point in a story–it’s like crack for me. Once I finish Taking Root, I’ll be switching over to Hypnotizing Beat in full force, and I started tweaking around with the playlist to get all geared up for it.

What I’m editing/marketing:

The waiting, the waiting, the WAAAAAITING. So, not only am I trying to rehome Philly Coven Chronicles and Tribal Spirits, but we’re also rehoming Cupid’s Cafe. A lot of my books are pulled at the moment and ouch, it hurts. Cross fingers and send positive vibes that I get some good news soon! I finished Colors of a Soul, the title of the fae novella for Legends of the Veil, and then I sent it off to the editor! I’m stoked to have another thing off my plate, and because of that I was able to dive back into Musketeer Pirates! EEEE! Also, not only is Gaslights and Graves out, but now Legends of the Veil is available for pre-order!

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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:

“Three?” he leaned forward. “Please don’t tell me you enjoyed the third Terminator movie.”

“First my electronica and now T3?” Danny splayed her hand over her chest in mock horror. “How are we together again?”

Adrian shrugged, popping a piece of General Tso’s into his mouth. “I figured you only wanted me for my body.”

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Weekly Word Count #152

Word Count: 11,100

What story I’m currently working on:

Well, Taking Root is just flowing from my fingertips. I’m really adoring this book at the moment, and even more than the main characters themselves, I’m falling in love with the whole Dukas family. I really hope I get the opportunity to write their entire series. I just hit 34k, so I’m over the halfway point and heading towards a lot of fun scenes. As for Hypnotizing Beat, it’s coming more slowly, but it’s still moving along! I got to 3k and finished the first chapter, so I’m delving into Danica’s perspective next.

What I’m editing/marketing:

Shocking everyone, I’m waiting on a lot of things at the moment. Loose Id finally pulled my Philadelphia Coven Chronicles and Forged Alliances, so I’m hoping to find a home for them sooner rather than later. I sent a bunch of submissions out early in the month, so I’m crossing my fingers that responses will start arriving soon. I’m on the final edit for the fae novella for Legends of the Veil, which I’m realizing really needs a title. And if you haven’t checked out Of Tinkers and Technomancers yet, you have your chance! Gaslights and Graves went live last week!

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Teaser of the week:

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Line of the week:

Adrian leaned back in his seat again and tossed the stack of envelopes off his lap. This talk had ripped all the scabs wide open and doused them in alcohol. And as much as his ears pounded and his chest ached like he was drowning, the first bit of cinnamon warmth whispered through his veins.

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Weekly Word Count #151

Word Count: 11,394

What story I’m currently working on:

This is always what happens when I find a story I jive with. I actually don’t know when I crammed all these words in, because it was a busy as hell week, but I hit 24k in Taking Root, because something is just flowing with that story. The characters jump off the page and just carry the story away with them. Soon, I’ll be at the halfway point, and I’m hoping things will keep amping up from there so I can race to the finish line of this book! And I tiptoed up to 2k with Hypnotizing Beat, a story I’m starting to wade into again and adoring the return to that snarky, fae-filled universe.

What I’m editing/marketing:

As per the usual, it’s a waiting game. I have a bunch of submissions out for A Card of Shadows, the proposal for Taking Root out, and I also started resubmitting the Philadelphia Coven Chronicles and Forged Alliances in the wake of Loose Id’s closure on Monday. I’m also putting a dent into the edits on the fae novella for Legends of the Veil, since I have an editor booked for June! In other news, the other steampunk boxset Of Tinkers and Technomancers is in, Gaslights and Graves, just went live on TUESDAY!

Join my brigade:

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Teaser of the week:

“Mislabeled the sign,” a cocky voice called from the door. “Should read ‘Doggie Daycare_ with the amount of pups packed into this place.” The man_s eyes twinkled with his l

Line of the week:

Fuck, who didn’t own more than one mug?

Bitches in WitSec who lived by their lonesome, that’s who. Danny slammed her cupboard shut, staring at the assembly of three soup bowls, one coffee mug, and three glasses she’d rummaged up. When her last two mugs broke, she just hadn’t seen much use in replacing. After all, she was the only one ever using them.

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Gaslights and Graves Release Day!

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Gaslights and Graves is live today! Get your copy HERE!

Steampunk with a twist!

SIX paranormal steampunk adventures from today’s bestselling and award-winning authors. There’s something for every steampunk lover in the collection of mad science, twisted fairytales, myths, ghosts, vampires, shifters, magic, techno-fantasy with settings such as gothic romance, urban fantasy, Victorian, and so much more.

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Gaslights and Graves: Of Tinkers and Technomancers

With Gaslights and Graves coming out today, we’re featuring some of the novellas featured in the boxset!

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Title: Of Tinkers and Technomancers

Author: Katherine McIntyre

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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Gaslights and Graves: Love Like Clockwork

With Gaslights and Graves coming out on May 8th, we’re featuring some of the novellas featured in the boxset!

Title: Love Like Clockwork

Author: EB Black

The greatest thing that ever happened to Catherine Potter was getting her coin purse stolen. If she hadn’t been in danger, then she would have never met him.
Her monster. Her lover. Her darkest fear.
When they touch, both terror and lust fill her heart. When they kiss, nightmares are born.
No gadget Catherine makes can protect her soul. No trinket can save her from corruption.
They can’t stop. They’re addicted, but if they keep giving in, one of them is going to wind up dead.

 

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Gaslights and Graves: Ensnared

With Gaslights and Graves coming out on May 8th, we’re featuring some of the novellas featured in the boxset!

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Title: Ensnared

Author: Katie Hayoz

Chicago is a muddy, monster-infested city, home to the both the penniless and the filthy rich. Levi Cannon is among the latter, but he doesn’t quite fit the mold of the upper class. His reputation says it all—from unsuitable women to unseemly weapons to an inappropriate attitude toward the family business. Worse, he secretly wants to hunt monsters, an occupation filled by lowlifes, outlaws, and bums. His brother, Amos, has always been the respectable one, and Levi’s father won’t let him forget it. It seems no matter what Levi does, he’ll never win his father’s favor.
When Amos is taken by sirens, Levi has reason to worry; these water-creatures devour men’s tongues to make their song sweet. Levi is suddenly thrust into the spotlight, giving him a chance to become the man his father wants him to be. The question is, will Levi do what is proper, or what is right?
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Gaslights and Graves: City of Light and Steam

With Gaslights and Graves coming out on May 8th, we’re featuring some of the novellas featured in the boxset!

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Title: City of Light and Steam

Author: Lexi Ostrow

Twelve years ago the Great Guilds put aside their rivalry and attempts for world control when a plague turned the sick into blood-thirsty beasts. Steam and Electricity no longer rivaled for world domination but collaborated on tools to save their world. That ended when betrayal struck both Guilds, leaving them to fight the war separately.
Raven Nightingale was thrust into leadership of the Steam Guild when a ruthless vampire attack left her father and elder brothers dead. When approached to turn to the leader of the Electric Guild, Christopher Abbott, for help, she knew she had no choice. On her way, she was attacked and left for dead.
Benjamin was smitten by the beautiful woman he found lying in the street just outside the guild mere suffering from the same fate as his cousin, the now-dead leader of the Electric Guild. Posing as his cousin Christopher to hide his guild’s secret, he wooed her as best as he could, lying his way through things. Their growing feelings helped them to put aside differences and create great marvels; until she learns the truth and terminates the alliance.
As the sick known as vampires announced their claim to London, Raven and Benjamin would have to unite the guilds once more, or allow their city to fall. Their feelings must come second in the race to save London, but the lies of the past may destroy their future.
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Gaslights and Graves: Golden Braids and Dragon Blades

With Gaslights and Graves coming out on May 8th, we’re featuring some of the novellas featured in the boxset!

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Title: Golden Braids and Dragon Blades: Steampunk Rapunzel

Author: Melanie Karsak

Being the heir to Camelot is a tangled mess.
Rapunzel has spent her entire life living in Merlin’s cave on the coast of Cornwall. Under the protection of her faerie guardian Gothel, Rapunzel has stayed safe. Safe and bored. Dreaming of a life that looks more like a Jane Austen novel, Rapunzel fears she’ll never have the chance to explore Victorian England’s modern delights.
When Agent Ewan Goodwin’s monster-stalking device leads him to Rapunzel—and her unusual pets—the pair’s destinies entwine. Together, they must solve a mystery tied to the very roots of King Arthur’s Britannia.
Golden Braids and Dragon Blades is a retelling of the Rapunzel fairy tale set in Melanie Karsak’s bestselling steampunk universe.