To celebrate the release of his most recent novel, I'm pleased to share an excerpt from Knight in Paper Armor by Nicholas Conley, a long-time friend of this blog. ABOUT THE BOOK Billy Jakobek has always been different. Born with strange and powerful psychic abilities, he has grown up in the laboratories of Thorne Century, … Continue reading Book Excerpt: Knight in Paper Armor by Nicholas Conley
The difficult part of launching a new book while also traveling out of town to an enormous convention is that it's difficult to promote the blog tour posts that I organized at the same time. So, here's a handy round-up and GIANT thank you to everyone who supported Steel Empires Book 4: Steel Time by … Continue reading Steel Time Blog Tour Round-Up
Happy book birthday to me! Today, I'm pleased to announce the launch of the fourth book in my Steel Empires series. Steel Time is extra-special for me because time travel is one of my favorite speculative fiction motifs. Working the concept into my own expansive universe was challenging and a LOT of fun. (Unfortunately, I couldn't … Continue reading Steel Time Book Launch & Excerpt!
I've had the pleasure of reviewing two projects by Nicholas Conley, so I jumped at the chance to pick his brain about his latest novel. Intraterrestrial was a wild ride, and you can find my review of it here. ABOUT THE BOOK Adam Helios is a bully magnet without many friends. When he starts hearing a … Continue reading Author Interview with Nicholas Conley
It's been a whirlwind two weeks, but today is the last stop of the Steel Blood blog tour! If you missed any stops along the way, you can find the full roster at my Guest Blog page. For our final stop, author Weston Kindcade was kind enough to discuss his thoughts about Steel Empires Book 1: … Continue reading Book excerpt: STEEL BLOOD Blog Tour Stop #14
Author Anna Zabo offered to host a short excerpt from Steel Blood on their blog for this stop of the blog tour! The scene takes place near the beginning of the novel, when Victory and Mikelos have arrived in the Qin Empire’s colonial city of Jiang Yi Yue. As a vampire, Victory was prepared to wait … Continue reading Book excerpt: STEEL BLOOD Blog Tour Stop #10
I'm starting to work on the final details for the celebration of Steel Empires Book 3 on July 19, so this is your last chance to be part of the party! Thank you very much to everyone who has signed up so far. I will start pulling together the final schedule and contacting everyone within … Continue reading FINAL CALL for Steel Blood blog tour volunteers!
I'm pleased to announce that today I was featured over at the awesome blog U.S.-Brazil Book Review! Click here for a short excerpt from Steel Victory and an interview with me about the history of my debut novel and how my day job as a professional medical editor influenced my writing. It was especially cool … Continue reading Spotlight and Author Interview at U.S.-Brazil Book Review!
I'm still plugging along, kids! Sort of. This update was supposed to go up on Monday, but I burned one of my free days and drank beer and caught up on the DVR instead. No regrets! As of last night, I'm at 29,086 words (49,086 for the STEEL BLOOD total). As a reminder, you can … Continue reading NaNoWriMo Update: Week 2
And now for the good news that I teased yesterday! I'm thrilled to announce that I've signed the contract with my publisher, Dog Star Books/Raw Dog Screaming Press, for the sequel to STEEL VICTORY. STEEL MAGIC will be released in 2016, and follows the adventures of warrior-mages Toria and Kane as they set off on … Continue reading STEEL VICTORY sequel coming in 2016!
I am on a roll with NaNoWriMo this year! Tonight I hit 16,000 words (36,000 total for the manuscript), and I've been consistently writing every day. The only exception has been 11/7, because that's my husband's birthday--instead, we had a great day watching the new James Bond movie and eating delicious Brasilian pizza. If you're … Continue reading NaNoWriMo Update: Week 1
STEEL VICTORY comes out in less than 48 hours. THIS IS NOT A DRILL. I should be packing for Seton Hill University's In Your Write Mind conference right now (where STEEL VICTORY debuts at the mass book signing on Friday night), but I'm exhausted from the gym and have a cat in my lap, so … Continue reading STEEL VICTORY excerpt!