Friday, January 31, 2014

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In celebration of my upcoming release:
THE DARKEST JOY

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FIVE FREE Signed Paperbacks!


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Tuesday, January 21, 2014

THE DARKEST JOY Galley GIveaway!


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THE DARKEST JOY is set to release on February 18!

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Saturday, January 11, 2014

A Tortuous Teaser: THE SAVAGE PROTECTOR!

Hi Readers! As many of you know, I've been diligently reading through PROTECTOR, book number five of The Savage Series in preparation for turning the rough draft in for edits...



I think it's high time to offer another teaser. This small passage gave me emotional whiplash and I was hoping to cause a similar accident with you guys....


.... Every fiber of her being begged for her to be strong, that she still needed to be autonomous of others, that- of course- no male could ever be trusted to take care of her. They had proved, every single one Calia had ever known- that they would hurt her.

Harsh, softly barking sounds of grief broke away from her body, tears landing on food she could not eat.

Philip had had enough.

He strode around the table and reacted on pure instinct, something he should have from the beginning.

He reached around and jerked Calia up from the seat as tears streamed down her face.


“I am so tired, Philip,” she whispered and his eyes ran down the length of her thin body, so war torn with its small litter of scars that spoke of her trials. A body so thin he could count every rib. Her eyes were so ghosted by living in years of fear they held that edge of vacant hunger...

That he was determined to ease-- with his love....

I just like the pic above guys... it doesn't mean anything! lol. So random, I know... that's kinda the way I roll.

When is PROTECTOR coming out? Well I know you guys want to know because I get hits like:

Pre-order TSP
Release date for TSP

And a bunch of other variables of that theme.

So the best I can say is around mid- February.

Another little update is the image you see above is undergoing a small facelift. I've recently hired a font artist and she doing the roto-rooter ( in a good way, guys) to all my titles. 

Font that pops
can make a difference.

Taking a good cover

To a GREAT cover!

Watch for more updates here. About the release date for PROTECTOR along with new excerpts for my brand new dark adult fantasy: THE REFLECTIVE. (TR has a tentative release date of March 28.)

Friday, January 10, 2014

INITIATE ... A Young Adult Epic Fantasy Series! Read about it HeRe!

Hi Readers! Author Tara Maya and I are exchanging a blog post that features our respective fantasy books! 
Tara is a top 100 Amazon fantasy author for her bestselling UNFINISHED SONG series, numbering 6 books total!

I am also a top 100 Amazon bestselling author... in Horror. 

Combine the two and you get Dark Fantasy....

Her blog is featuring my dark urban fantasy series, book one: BLOOD SINGERS!

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Read on for a fat excerpt from book #1,  INITIATE, currently FREE!


The Unfinished Song (Book 1): Initiate by Tara Maya

BLURB
DEADLY INITIATION

A DETERMINED GIRL...
Dindi can't do anything right, maybe because she spends more time dancing with pixies than doing her chores. Her clan hopes to marry her off and settle her down, but she dreams of becoming a Tavaedi, one of the powerful warrior-dancers whose secret magics are revealed only to those who pass a mysterious Test during the Initiation ceremony. The problem? No-one in Dindi's clan has ever passed the Test. Her grandmother died trying. But Dindi has a plan.


AN EXILED WARRIOR...
Kavio is the most powerful warrior-dancer in Faearth, but when he is exiled from the tribehold for a crime he didn't commit, he decides to shed his old life. If roving cannibals and hexers don't kill him first, this is his chance to escape the shadow of his father's wars and his mother's curse. But when he rescues a young Initiate girl, he finds himself drawn into as deadly a plot as any he left behind. He must decide whether to walk away or fight for her... assuming she would even accept the help of an exile.


EXCERPT
Blue-skinned rusalki grappled Dindi under the churning surface of the river. She could feel their claws dig into her arms. Their riverweed-like hair entangled her legs when she tried to kick back to the surface. She only managed to gulp a few breaths of air before they pulled her under again.

She hadn't appreciated how fast and deep the river was. On her second gasp for air, she saw that the current was already dragging her out of sight of the screaming girls on the bank. A whirlpool of froth and fae roiled between two large rocks in the middle of the river. The rusalka and her sisters tugged Dindi toward it. Other water fae joined the rusalki. Long snouted pookas, turtle-like kappas and hairy-armed gwyllions all swam around her, leading her to the whirlpool, where even more fae swirled in the whitewater.

"Join our circle, Dindi!" the fae voices gurgled under the water. "Dance with us forever!"

"No!" She kicked and swam and stole another gasp for air before they snagged her again. There were so many of them now, all pulling her down, all singing to the tune of the rushing river. She tried to shout, "Dispel!" but swallowed water instead. Her head hit a rock, disorienting her. She sank, this time sure she wouldn't be coming up again.

"Dispel!" It was a man's voice.

Strong arms encircled her and lifted her until her arms and head broke the surface. Her rescuer swam with her toward the shore. He overpowered the current, he shrugged aside the hands of the water faeries stroking his hair and arms. When he reached the shallows, he scooped Dindi into his arms and carried her the rest of the way to the grassy bank. He set her down gently.

She coughed out some water while he supported her back.

"Better?" he asked.

She nodded. He was young--only a few years older than she. The aura of confidence and competence he radiated made him seem older. Without knowing quite why, she was certain he was a Tavaedi.

"Good." He had a gorgeous smile. A wisp of his dark bangs dangled over one eye. He brushed his dripping hair back over his head.

Dindi's hand touched skin--he was not wearing any shirt. Both of them were sopping wet. On him, that meant trickles of water coursed over a bedrock of muscle. As for her, the thin white wrap clung transparently to her body like a wet leaf. She blushed.

"It might have been easier to swim if you had let go of that," he teased. He touched her hand, which was closed around something. "What were you holding onto so tightly that it mattered more than drowning?"

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LINKS
Tara’s blog http://bit.ly/12dFdNy
Tara’s Twitter http://bit.ly/162sCtE
The Unfinished Song on Facebook http://on.fb.me/1400mMq
Barnes and Noble http://bit.ly/13yM5Dr


Initiate is free everywhere except on Barnes and Noble (where it’s $0.99). You can download a free .epub version via Smashwords.