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Captivating Melody is Under Contract!

“Hope you enjoy the show then, darling.” Heat flickered in his amber eyes, and his lowered voice made the implication quite clear.

At long last, Captivating Melody is under contract, and with Evernight Publishing!

Cross a satyr, a siren, and an incubus with rock and roll, and you get Discord’s Desire, a band of panty-dropping hellions whose live shows incite orgies. Of course, their booking manager, Liz O’Brien, gets saddled with the monumental task of keeping the boys in line. She’s not your average chick, resistant to glamour of the fae and fame variety, which only makes her more tempting to their lead singer, Kieran Blackmore. With his incubus charms, silken voice, and GQ looks, he could have any girl he wants—except Liz. She doesn’t do serious flings, and she’s determined to keep things professional. 

However, when Kieran’s brother sends hitmen after the band, Liz discovers others with her abilities—hunters, who just declared themselves enemies of the fae. Liz leans on Kieran for support, who proves his dedication at every step. Fae mercenaries might attack post-show, but Liz has her Beretta to handle that. What terrifies her more than any monster chasing after them is how she’s falling for Kieran. Her deep feelings trigger every ‘run-away’ sensor in her foster kid handbook, and worse, with war brewing between the hunters and the fae, their love can only end in heartbreak.

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Weekly Word Count #147

Word Count: 8,055

What story I’m currently working on:

While the fae novella is out with beta readers, I was going to focus on editing solely. *laughs hilariously* Yeah, so first I started a Cupid’s Cafe story that’s flowing like wine on a Friday night. It’s a super easy write because it features characters I’m already super familiar with, sort of like writing about best friends. So of course, I’m already 3k into that one. But hey, I can’t stop there, right? I had this contemporary romance idea where each story is a retelling of a Greek romance, with less tragedy. (most of those were bleak as fuck) Aaaand with that one, I got 5k into it…because yeah.

What I’m editing/marketing: Editing has calmed down this week since I plowed through the vibrancy edit on Wanderers. I started working on the query as well, and I’m going to take my time on this one, because it’s super important. I don’t want to rush and toss out shoddy work, so I’m carefully doing this final readthrough. Once I finish editing Wanderers, I’ll probably dive back into editing Musketeer Pirates which has been hanging in the dead zone. But the fun doesn’t stop there. My young adult fairytale, A Reflection of Ice came out last week, same with Corsets and Cogs, which hit bestseller!! And of course, the other steampunk boxset I’m in, Gaslights and Graves, 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.(1)

Line of the week:

His phone buzzed in his pocket, dragging his attention away from the now closed door. Lex.

“What’s up?” he asked and lifted his fingers, trying to grab Mitch’s attention for the check.

“So…there’s blood all over your kitchen, and it’s not my fault.”

Oh, fuck.

 

Currently Reading:

Cremains of the Day by Misty Simon and The Chosen by JR Ward. Feel free to comment if you want to discuss either book!

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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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Weekly Word Count #89

Word Count: 7,775

What story I’m working on: Hit 24k with Future King, and I’m feeling things pick up a bit with it–not going to lie, for some weird reason, I’m finding Shameless super inspiring for this story. As for Forged Alliances, the central problem has unfolded and it’s all racing towards the end from here. I can see it in the far distance as I capped the week at 35k!

What I’m editing/marketing: Submitted Waking for Winter to my editor the other week, so I’m crossing my fingers and waiting for a response on that. Reviews of Rising for Autumn are still coming in, which is all of the excite since it’s now available! I’ve been polishing Iron Legacy as well–given the distance and detachment from the story, the initial flaws are really clear, but also quite simple to fix, so wish me luck.

Line of the week:

“This the guy I’m supposed to be fighting?” Dax called out, his hands in his pockets as he strolled up to the Tribe. “When you said bear alpha, I was impressed—expecting some big, brawny thing, but instead, this beanpole shows up.” He flashed his teeth with his smile, knowing in this case he literally poked the bear.

Dorlan growled, a deep guttural bellow that threatened to rip through the place.

Dax winked at him. “Save it for the match, hot stuff.” If looks could kill, he’d be dead at this point. One thing he excelled at beyond all else was pissing people off. What most didn’t realize was that in keeping his temper, he had the advantage. Besides, when it came to serious types, they were all too fun to torture—he’d delighted in pressing Sierra’s buttons from the moment they’d met.

“I’ve never seen Dorlan that enraged. You truly have a gift for annoyance,” Sierra murmured as she stepped up beside him.

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Weekly Word Count #57

Word Count: 3,208

What story I’m working on: Rising for Autumn (Another slower week due to intense editing sessions, however, this story is picking up steam!)

What I’m editing/marketing: Night Awakens! Like a boss. I’ve been rolling through this one with a speed that surprised me. I honestly didn’t think I’d be done this til September, but I may step it up to end of July or August!

Line of the week:

How damaged and isolated had she become that a couple personal questions set her on edge? Her throat tightened. Maybe that’s the twisted path Bran had tumbled down last year. She’d sworn she wouldn’t end up like her little brother, but loneliness didn’t arrive with flashing bulbs and a warning label. It was as simple and complex as a faked smile, white lies about being ‘okay,’ and the nod and acceptance as her own peers didn’t delve deeper, shutting the coffin lid for her.

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Weekly Word Count #32

WOOO! Hunting for Spring is out, folks! Apart from that, I’m still trucking away on my wordage!

Word Count: 3,004

What story I’m working on: Night Awakens on Monday, but then I switched to Scrying for Summer. I’m just really antsy to get Jev’s story told!

What I’m editing/marketing: Editing the Iron Legacy, and I’m down to the wire, folks! And as for marketing, it’s been Hunting for Spring, all the way!

Line of the week:

Jev let out a snort. “The jury’s still out on your level of intellect. After all, you signed up with Evil Incorporated in the first place.”