Like most writers, I spend most of my time telling myself stories and occasionally writing them down when they get too loud to remain in my head. The characters are also very demanding, wanting to go out into the world to be discovered by millions of adoring readers, though they are most satisfied with having only a few readers that truly love them. From the gargoyles that sit on top of the roofs to the Siren who lures her wolf astray to the Aradians and Apocritae to those who battle evil, the characters are everything.
Instead of going through the traditional gatekeepers of the publishing world I have leapt over the walls with the help of digital catapults (including smashwords) and messenger e-birds (goodreads, facebook, twitter, RNC, etc), going directly to the public. It has been a year and while my strong hold is small it grows larger every day as I connect with other rebels throughout the lands and the readers who support our work. It is a glorious day to be a writer.
When it comes to the actual writing I have discovered that every single one of my books likes to be created in a different way, which makes establishing an environment that is most conducive to my writing is not likely, though it occasionally involves chocolate covered raisins, music, minesweeper, occasionally Mahjong, lots of solitaire, notebooks and scraps of paper, doodling and day dreaming, and fruity, sugar-free bubble gum, not necessarily in that order and not always at the same time.
Of course, none of this would be possible without the love and support of my very loving and very tolerant family: my husband who encourages me to keep writing even when I act a little insane in regards to the worlds in my head, and my three kids who help out so much when I get lost in those same, darn worlds. They politely listen as I go on and on about my characters' motivations and back stories, their connections within the worlds created and how they fight to gain control of their destinies. But I am a cruel writer and make them earn their happy endings.
Since I am also a Romantic at heart, they are all happy endings.
Darkness Comes (February 2012 – PNR)
Blight (March 2012 – UF)
Stone Lover (March 2012 – PNR, romantica)
Siren Song (May 2012 – PNR)
Stone Romance (September 2012 – PNR, romantica)
Blind Attraction (Jan. 31, 2013 – Contemporary)
Stone Destiny (PNR, romantica)
After Blight (UF, veering into PNR)
Winter's Heart (Contemporary)
Darkness Falls (Darkness Comes 2) (PNR)
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Darkness Falls (Darkness Comes book 2)
Malorie Sinclair is adjusting to her new life, her new love, and it isn’t easy. Between morning sickness, angels, hunters, long kept secrets, ruthless Aradians, and raising a six-year-old son, Malorie is going to learn exactly who she is and what she believes in.
Hello. My name is Livie… Olivia and I am addicted to Chance. It started out innocently enough in elementary school but through the years the addiction has sabotaged all of my hopes for a healthy relationship with someone who loves me the way I love Chance. He is my drug of choice and I know it's time to quit cold turkey.
But I want just one more hit, even if it breaks my heart
Flynn Rogers fell in love with the actor Winter Mitchell when she was twelve and he played the 500-year-old vampire on her favorite television series. She fell in love with the man Winter Mitchell when she was twenty-one and she was hired by his fiancée to plan her son's birthday. But in the land of Make Believe things are very rarely how they appear and Flynn is going to discover the man within.
In another life Rebecca “Beck” Lewis was an Elite Blight Fighter, the best of the best, and she reveled in the kill. The only good Blight was a dead Blight and there were a lot of dead Blights at her hand. But that life has ended and when she wakes up she finds herself in an alien world: a private hospital for the clinically insane. But that's just the beginning....
It has been fifteen years since the events of Stone Lover and Stone Romance. The veil between the two worlds has fallen and Armand Nosuntres no longer knows his purpose: he is a Guardian with nothing left to Guard. As he struggles with his new reality he is unaware that his destiny lies with the woman who loves him unconditionally, who has always loved him: Ferris Jacobs.
In a moment of fierce passion, Adam makes a fatal mistake and awakens something deep within Celeste.
Once upon a time.... There was a young man who was terribly handsome, extraordinarily charming and suitably rich who saw a girl, lost his vision, and knew that his life would never be the same. In a world where image is everything sometimes it takes losing your sight to finally be able to see clearly.
Stone Romance is book 2 in the Stone Passion trilogy.
Once upon a cold winter’s night a magnificent man enters Jenna Jacob’s life and with a kiss nothing will ever be the same again….
For almost seven years, Jenna had been sleepwalking through life, going through the motions and trying to be the best mother she could be to her precocious daughter. Now she’s ready to start living again....
What is a Siren to do when the man she wants is a rather uptight wolf? From their first meeting the chemistry between Lexi Darling and Duncan Tremain was powerful. And while Duncan tries to keep his hands to himself Lexi won't let him.
Romance, a little drama, a lot of passion and gargoyles. From the start, the attraction between Melanie and Vaughn is explosive but what Melanie doesn't know is that when the sun comes up Vaughn becomes a stone beast, a guardian of the worlds and a protector of Melanie.
Stone Lover contains plenty of heat, strong language and quite a few sexual situations that some readers may find offensive
Blight is dark & violent & the 1st book in a series
Rebecca “Beck” Lewis has always known she was destined for an early grave. Ever since her parents became monsters and tore her perfect world apart she has been shattered, unable to put the pieces together again. But she doesn’t care because her goal in what is left of her life is to take out as many Blights as possible before they take her out.
Darkness Comes is a Paranormal Romance.
Malorie Sinclair once dreamed about a life without vampires, imagining a world where she was just a normal girl and she didn't have to move every couple of months as she and her father hunted the vampire hordes.
When she was nineteen vast numbers of the cold-blooded creatures suddenly vanished and she was able to finally breathe.
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