Thanks so much to everyone who submitted guesses in my crazy contest! And the final TARDIS tally: 34! Congratulations to the following: Kelly M., the random winner of a hardcopy of their choice from the Steel Empires series Kat S. and Jules D., who both guessed the closest at 32, the winners of an ebook … Continue reading TARDIS Contest: Winners and Final Tally!
I've been happily married for a few years, and while I could wax poetic about my amazing husband, when it comes to real life, we're not the most romantic couple. He doesn't work on Mondays, so our Valentine's Day plan is to get some take-out Indian food and catch up on the DVR tonight. Honestly, … Continue reading Holiday Romance Special Part 1: Kane & Archer
I had a bit of a SNAFU earlier this year with professional review sites, so I hadn't been paying that much attention to them since the release of the second book in the Steel Empires series, Steel Magic. Therefore, I'm about half a year late in telling you all the fantastic news! Steel Magic received … Continue reading Steel Magic Featured at Library Journal
Thank you so much to everyone who came out to East City Bookshop in Washington DC last night for the official launch party for my second novel, Steel Magic! This independent bookstore was a great space for an event, and the staff was very welcoming. I'm really glad that I had such a great experience … Continue reading STEEL MAGIC Launch Party Recap
The final installment of my interview series at Calico in Conversation is now live! Go check out my thoughts on attending conventions, a few book recommendations, and other projects percolating in my brain. Don't forget, there will be a quiz next week.
I hope that all of you who are local to the Maryland/Virginia/Washington DC area will consider joining me for the launch party for Steel Magic! Date: Tuesday, July 19, 2016 Time: 6:30-8:30 PM Address: East City Bookshop 645 Pennsylvania Ave, Ste 100 Washington, DC 20003 This is the link to RSVP for the event. … Continue reading STEEL MAGIC Launch Party
Every Wednesday night, or at least as many as I can manage, I meet with three friends for what we call "Writing Group." Most of the time, we meet at an independent coffee shop in Historic Ellicott City, Maryland. The funniest part about it is that sometimes we don't get much writing done (we went … Continue reading “Writing Group”
For the final stop on the Steel Magic blog tour, I swung by the online home of YA Dark Fantasy author Andi Adams! She asked me to talk a little bit about the origin of the Steel Empires series. Read my post, "Evolution of an Urban Fantasy Series" to learn how Highlander inspired my love of … Continue reading STEEL MAGIC Blog Tour, Stop 5: Whose Fault Is It, Anyway?
My best friend Julia (the Kane to my Toria, as it were) regularly makes goofy comics of our friend group using ridiculous stick figures of us. Today, in honor of the release of Steel Magic, she made fan art for me! I'm sure it is the beginning of much more to come, and I will … Continue reading Steel Empires Fan Art!
It's finally book release day! The Steel Empires series now has two books, making it officially a series! I know I've been spamming it a lot, but here's the link to purchase your print or ebook copy of Steel Magic, just in case you're new to my little corner of the internet. If you are, … Continue reading STEEL MAGIC Release Day and Blog Tour, Stop 4: After “The End”
It's my turn on the grill today for the Steel Magic blog tour! First up: I answer some questions about the writing life on contemporary romance author Jennifer Loring's blog! An excerpt: Do you have a special writing place? What’s in it? What can’t be in it? I have an amazing home office that I … Continue reading STEEL MAGIC Blog Tour, Stop 3: My turn!
Happy Independence Day to everyone else to who lives in the United States! (Please don't blow yourself up.) Or, if you live in the old country: Today, I'm still enjoying my beach-side view for a final day in the company of my awesome husband. I think there are brunch plans in my immediate future. If … Continue reading STEEL MAGIC Blog Tour, Stop 2: Let’s Get Meta!
June has definitely been one of my rougher months in recent memory. The bad news is that I don't feel like I got as far on a lot of my projects as I wish I could be. The good news is that I'm spending the long holiday weekend with my husband! Mississippi is hot and … Continue reading June Wrap-Up & July Goals
YA humor and paranormal author A.J. Culey hosted me on her blog today for the first stop on the Steel Magic blog tour. To tie in with her newest release, The Trouble with Antlers (a.k.a. Melvin's Rampant Rack), I introduced some of the werecreatures in my Steel Empires series as new students at Shifter High. This includes … Continue reading STEEL MAGIC Blog Tour, Stop 1: Werecreatures Galore!
To celebrate the release of Steel Magic next week (July 6!), I'm participating in a blog tour! Don't forget to pre-order your copy so that you can start reading about the continuing adventures of Toria, Kane, and Syri as soon as possible. Or, take advantage of the 99 cent sale for Steel Victory! This will only … Continue reading STEEL MAGIC Blog Tour!
My character Toria Connor (of both Steel Victory and the upcoming Steel Magic) is having a party today! She is participating in a "character cotillion" with a bunch of other great fantasy heroes. Join us for this Facebook event and learn about all of the great characters and vote for your favorite tonight for a … Continue reading Fantasy Character Cotillion today!
I'm not going to lie: This month has been really busy and kind of rough. I'm satisfied with my progress on some things, and not as happy with others. Unfortunately, June is looking like more of the same. May Wrap-Up: The Steel Magic cover reveal happened, to great success! A great group of people came … Continue reading May Wrap-Up & June Goals
I'm pleased to announce the official cover reveal of the second book in my Steel Empires series: Steel Magic! You can also preorder the book from Amazon today, ahead of the release on July 6, 2016! Don't forget that when you buy a hardcopy of an RDSP book, you'll also be able to download the … Continue reading Cover Reveal: STEEL MAGIC
With clues leading to the old world of Europa ahead of them, and enemies behind them, Toria and Kane cross an ocean to reach Parisii. This ancient city has changed hands multiple times over the centuries between Roman and British control, with occasional bouts of independence. Will the warrior-mages find what they're searching for in … Continue reading STEEL MAGIC: Parisii, City of Light and Darkness
While the events of my first novel take place in Limani, a free city-state that acts as a neutral zone between the British and Roman colonies, I've gone farther abroad in book 2 of the Steel Empires series, Steel Magic. Toria and Kane, a bonded warrior-mage pair and journeymen mercenaries just starting out, have left their … Continue reading STEEL MAGIC: New Angouleme, Jewel of the British Colonies