Help! My Brain Is Being Invaded By Pirates!

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I’m putting the finishing touches on Earthsinger so it can go out to my beta readers this week, but it’s been a real test of my patience.

Why? Because pirates have taken over my brain!

Back when I wrote Eight Nights At Sea, I had intended for it to be a stand-alone work, but my readers fell so in love with Aven, Rina’s silent but wonderful brother, and a grain of a thought started to grow: what if Aven went on a quest to find his voice?

And like all good stories, it’s taken root at started to burst out of the manure-ridden soil in my brain. Which is an unfortunate thing right now because I have two more books to finish in this current series first. Aaaargh. Continue reading

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Announcing My Return To Smashwords!!

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Yes, you read that right! The great Amazon Kindle Select exercise has yielded its results and the time has come to bid it adieu….

Sort of.

Here’s the deal: I get a lot of mileage out of Kindle Unlimited users, but only for the first 6 months or so after a release, and definitely a huge bump when I post a completed series as a set. So I’ve come up with the following parameters: Continue reading

Cover Reveal And Release Date For Earthsinger!!

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Yes, it’s here! The cover for Earthsinger! Isn’t it gorgeous? And along with that cover comes the at-long-last finally official release date:

August 15, 2016

I’m finishing up my final edits now, then it gets one more polish after the beta readers, and then it’s all yours!

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Tidbit Tuesday: Miri Makes Up Her Mind

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Sky Woman will always hold a special place in my heart as my first “official” novel. It was born from a rather steamy daydream I kept having in the car on my commute home from work. It was so pervasive, and ate so much of my brain, I finally decide just to write the damn thing out. I let is sit for a long time, then stumbled into the world of fanfiction, where I discovered to my surprise that I could write 50,000+ words in thirty days – again and again and again. So I put Sky Woman up on Smashwords and Amazon, and I hoped for the best.

It turns out my readers loved Miri and her family as much as I did, so I went on to write the Seeder Saga, and that, as they say, is history.

In this scene, Miri makes a decision – after being transplanted on a planet far from home and meeting Lunan, first son of the first son of the House of Falenua. And this decision has been a long time coming… Continue reading

Book Excerpt Tuesday: When A Pirate Makes Amends, He Really Makes Amends…

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In this scene from Eight Nights At Sea, our intrepid Pirate Captain Zephyr has just arrived back at his cabin after an argument of epic proportions his beautiful stowaway Rina – one that ended with her knocking him on his behind with a sack of flour and several strategically launched apples.

Zeph knows he was behaving badly, and he’s ready to make amends… Continue reading

A Funny Thing Happens When You Give Away Books

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I don’t, as a rule, advocate doing all your work for free. Nothing chafes me more than people who reach out to me, asking me to guest blog for this or provide content for that, and for payment, they have this wonderful thing called “exposure” instead of cash.

‘Cause that buys a whole lot of groceries, let me tell you. I pay my mortgage in “exposure” all the time. Continue reading

Excerpt Tuesday: A Pirate Second-Guesses Himself

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In this excerpt from Eight Nights At Sea, our pirate, Zephyr Jamieson finds that he needs to make amends to his beautiful stowaway, Rina, after a bit of bad behavior. You see, Rina carries a secret, and Zeph knows she’s hiding something. He’s determined to find out what, but his usual methods of persuasion aren’t working out like he’d planned…

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