Thursday, March 28, 2013

Big Sale on Tamed

Ever heard of It's a site that sends emails to subscribers about big sales on books that are in the reader's preferred genres to read. It's not a spam site because you actually sign up for only the notifications of books you might be interested in reading. Anyway, this isn't an advertisement for bookbub as much as a gratuitous ad for Tamed. With bookbub, an author or publisher applies to have their book featured in Bookbub's email and if they accept, the author and publisher have a chance at a lot of sales. The hope is to sell enough copies that the book's rankings improve and the book continues  to sell after the deal. As of today, Tamed will be featured in their email and is now on sale for . . . wait for it . . . $1.99 for ebook or $11.99 (Amazon) for a super cool paperback edition (remember those?) Heck, Tamed is even on audiobook. This is your chance to try my werewolf tale with a twist for under two bucks. If you enjoy werewolves, or someone in your family enjoys the furry beasts, then I would enthusiastically recommend that you try Tamed. How's that for over-the-top promotion? Here's the back cover copy.

Werewolves are real.

And they make excellent pets.

Owning one of the legendary creatures is the latest fad. The WereHouse insists their werepets are loyal, docile, and 100% safe, but what happens when these gentle giants turn on their masters?

While on a routine EMS call, paramedic Christine Alt is attacked by a rogue werepet. She escapes with her life, but the encounter leaves her with more than just scars. As her body begins to change, she discovers the WereHouse is hiding a terrible secret, and they will stop at nothing to keep her from exposing them.
Check Amazon, Barnes and Noble, the IBookstore, or Kobo for the deal. I mean, what's two bucks for a cool story among friends? Enjoy your reading.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Cover Reveal for Epertase 3

Well, we're moving right along with the final and, might I say, best chapter of my Epertase trilogy. The Rise of Cridon will be released on Aug. 1, 2013 and I am excited today to show off the gorgeous cover by artist Steve Murphy.

Epertase 3 is a bittersweet book for me for a couple of different reasons. Firstly, it is the final book of my current four-book contract with Rhemalda. What that means is that anything I write from here on out will need to be submitted and accepted by some publisher or agent in hopes of receiving another publishing contract. Though I have full intentions of submitting my next work to Rhemalda first (as we have had a great working relationship), there is no guarantee that what I submit will be worthy of acceptance or fit within their plans. To be honest, I don't know if I have the energy to start all over again in search of a publisher, so let's hope what I write next doesn't suck.

Secondly, this book marks the end of my world of Epertase as far as my writing goes. With this release, I will be saying good-bye to Rasi, Alina, Simcane, and the entire cast to move onto something new. These are characters that I have spent countless hours creating and melding and in some cases killing and they hold a special place in my heart. I am a bit saddened to know that I won't be revisiting my Epertasian world anytime soon, if ever, and it's strange to finally say, "good-bye."

But the opposite side of that coin is how exhausted I am with that world. Writing a trilogy is long, hard work. Years and years of work for some people (and yes I am one of those people) and to come to its end is a bit of a relief as well. I am a different writer today than I was when I wrote Epertase 1. I feel I have evolved and improved and I am looking forward to showing you those improvement in new adventures far away from my Epertasian world. I am sooo ready to focus on other worlds and ideas, like I did with Tamed.

But mostly, I am excited for readers of my Epertase trilogy to experience what I believe is a worthy and exciting conclusion to my story. So, here is the cover for The Rise of Cridon, the final book of my Epertase trilogy. I'd love to hear your thoughts.
And here is the full cover art for the wrap-around cover.