Christine M. Butler

Biography

I was born in a Naval hospital in Virginia, and while I was staring into the doctor's eyes as he marveled at my exceptionally long umbilical cord, all I was thinking was , 'I need to write this stuff down so I don't forget it.' Hey, believe what you want, that's my story and I am sticking to it! As soon as I could pick up pencil and paper and get those stories and poems out of my head, I was doing it.

My poor parents used to receive letters under their door when I was mad at them, explaining in great detail why I was so angry and how wonderful it would be when my other parents came to take me away.

I never did find those "other" parents, and I am so happy with how things turned out, because I have an awesome, if not slightly unhinged, family.

I currently reside in North Carolina with my 4 children, our dog, cat, and a guinea pig who likes to bite.

Smashwords Interview

What motivated you to become an indie author?
I first published as an indie author after several rejections came back from agents stating that the paranormal market was flooded, and they couldn't take any more on. That was in 2011. Once I delved into the world of indie publishing I ended up not looking back, because I loved the control I have over my final product. I also love being able to get my books out to the public at a faster pace than I could achieve through traditional publishing.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Smashwords has definitely helped me reach a wider audience, and I believe their inclusion of my werewolf novel, Shadows of the Ancients, in a thumb drive distributed from a few different events in 2013 helped boost the sales of that book, and the following three in the series, tremendously.
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Books

Breathless
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 53,290. Language: American English. Published: March 17, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
My name is Lacy McAdams and I am a Death Viewer, an agent of the Homicide Viewing Squad, rudely known as the Death Squad. When a person dies suspiciously I get called in to view their death. Actually, I get to rewind their memories up to 12 hours before their death... ...the most important case of my life just landed in my lap while I was on a doomed dinner date with Brad...
The Ancients Series
Price: $6.00 USD. Words: 283,090. Language: English. Published: January 27, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
(5.00)
Jessica St. Marks is destined for more than the douchebag guy her parents, and her pack, are trying to pair her with. As she resigns herself to follow her packmaster's orders, fate ends up complicating things for her. Jessica and her human best friend, Ashley, have a run-in with a few Ancients - descendants of the original werewolves - that will leave their lives forever changed.
Bound by the Moon
Series: The Ancients Series. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 53,190. Language: American English. Published: November 11, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Jessica St. Marks De’ Lune has it all. She is the famed white wolf of legends. Her mate was destined to be King, and they’re having a baby. Happily ever after is only a heartbeat away for them!
Branches of the Willow
Series: The Ancients Series, Vol. 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 57,380. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
The Ancients Series, Vol. 3 Jessica St. Marks has found her true mate. Antoine De’ Lune, the old werewolf King, was killed by his son, and no longer poses a threat. The wonderful life she has always dreamed of is in her grasp. A family betrayal brings Jessica’s old enemies back together to end the white wolf line once and for all. This time, Jessica’s bond may not be enough to save her.
Falling into the White
Series: The Ancients Series, Vol. 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 92,060. Language: English. Published: May 26, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
The Ancients, Vol. 2 (New-Adult Paranormal Romance) Jessica St. Marks has come to grips with being the stuff of legends. She is destined to be the leader of her kind, the werewolves. She must come into her full power in order to take her rightful place as the white wolf ruler. She cannot do that without first accepting a mate. A choice must be made between Evan and Mikael...
Shadows of the Ancients
Series: The Ancients Series, Vol. 1. Price: Free! Words: 83,380. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
(5.00)
No one ever questions the pairings their pack-master chooses for them. No one, except Jessica St. Marks, who can't stand the thought of being bonded for life to Zach Brighton, douchebag extraordinaire. Jessica plans a night out with her human friend, Ashley, to have a little fun before she's forced to settle for the loser her pack has chosen to be her mate. Little does she know, her fate is about
Incarnations
Series: The Awakening Trilogy, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 29,100. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
Complications - Caislyn and Jaxon are used to them by now. BUT What if everything could be simple again? The girls are given a choice between the lives they are currently leading and something vastly different. Will they choose change or stick it out with the cards they've been dealt?
Revelations
Series: The Awakening Trilogy, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 63,140. Language: English. Published: October 12, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Teleporting to Ireland has its benefits and consequences for Caislyn, Jaxon, and Seth. The three of them find surprising links to their pasts as they also discover the whereabouts of Caislyn's parents. With a little help from some allies back home, they are finally able to set out on the rescue mission Caislyn has been dreaming of...
The VooDoo Follies
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 53,960. Language: English. Published: October 9, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
I am Seraphine LaLande, VoooDoo Priestess -Almost! In order to be a priestess I have to successfully raise a zombie, make it do my bidding, and then tuck it in for the eternal dirt nap it was supposed to have to begin with. Of course, being me, things don't always go according to plan. The trouble all started when my zombie ran off into the night... It's funny how one mistake can change your life.
Birthrights
Series: The Awakening Trilogy, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 85,320. Language: English. Published: July 25, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
(5.00)
As Caislyn Vadoma scrambles for clues to her missing parents' whereabouts, she casts a spell that leads her to Jaxon Delaney. From the moment they meet, the girls are immersed in a world of chaos and secrets. Finding out they are part of a very dangerous prophecy not only has them on the run, but discovering their own hidden pasts as well. *Bonus Edition with three short stories added!

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Smashwords book reviews by Christine M. Butler

  • Anathema (Causal Enchantment, #1) on June 09, 2011

    Anathema by K.A. Tucker was such an amazing read that I literally had trouble putting this book down and when I did, at the end, I kept thinking about it. The characters were lodged firmly in my mind and I had a billion questions about how everything was going to turn out down the road - you know, in the next book! The first thing that struck me about this book, aside from the perfect amount of detail, was the character of Evangeline. She seemed so lost in her own lonely world that you immediately wonder how she came to be that way. While Evangeline is this lost, lonely girl in the beginning, the book follows her in first person perspective through the many ordeals she has to face and the discoveries she makes. Evangeline, while no longer alone, still remains lonely through most of the book. She is always the outsider, the human thrown in amongst vampires and other things. While Anathema is a vampire story, it is markedly different from others that have inundated the market. There are new creatures in this book as well as a new look at how vampires and witches have unintentionally affected the world they inhabit. The characters are also super fun to read! Anathema was a pleasant surprise for me. I expected to like it based on the description and the genre, but I didn't expect to fall in love with it or the characters that inhabited it. Evangeline, Sophie, Caden, and a few others are still dancing around in my head as I wait patiently to have those questions of, "what happens next," answered. If you love YA books, fantasy novels, and vampires you really need to grab this book. Be sure to tuck yourself away somewhere quiet and comfortable because you won't be getting up until you hit the end!
  • The Gifts (Vol 1- The Gifts: Trilogy) on July 26, 2011

    I was immediately drawn into Nahla's story, from her unusual birth and upbringing to the secret she can't seem to keep hidden. Nahla's story, while superbly entertaining and engaging, was not the only one told. I was swept away by the back story of how the Gifts came to be and how they got to where they ended up. I absolutely love to read novels that have multiple layers, as this one does. The author did an amazing job pulling the stories together in a smooth, easy read that keeps you turning pages. Aside from the story within a story there are the multi-dimensional characters. Even as certain characters discover more about themselves than meets the eye, the author also keeps them very human. Their hopes, dreams, concerns and fears all have that human edge to them that some authors tend to loose when they start giving out powers to their characters. There are a few issues in the book that can be attributed to e-book formatting problems, however; Patria Dunn Rowe is such an amazing storyteller that they are easily overlooked. The tale she tells is simply too captivating to put down. One final note, while I wouldn't call this book a YA novel, I will say that I wouldn't be opposed to my teenage daughter reading it. I think, this book in particular, is great for high school age and beyond. I already have the second book in this series, Signs and Wonders. I can't wait to get started on it, because The Gifts will definitely leave you wanting more... more answers, more romance, and more Gifts!
  • Don't Fear the Reaper on Dec. 05, 2011

    Dark and exquisitely beautiful! My first impression upon opening this book was: Best first chapter in a novel - Ever! Michelle Muto hooked me from word one and kept me gripped until the end. This is a beautifully written dark tale of life, death, and everything that comes after. It was absolutely mesmerizing. This is hands down, one of the best books of 2011! From the opening chapter that all authors should learn from, to the bittersweet ending, Don't Fear the Reaper will keep your heart on edge as you continue to turn the pages.