Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Audiobook Giveaway!

Looking for a convenient way to catch up on your summer reading while you travel? Sign up for M Pax's awesome Summer Road Trip audiobook giveaway! A most spectacular writer and weaver of stories to captivate the imagination - not to mention she's also a fellow member of Untethered Realms - M Pax brings her vivid worlds to life in many different formats for your enjoyment. Explore her worlds. You won't regret the trip! After you sign up, give her blog a visit!

Friday, May 23, 2014

Are you ready for the Reborn tour?

I'm pleased to be hosting fellow Untethered Realms member Cherie Reich, as part of her Reborn tour! A huge congrats to you, Cherie!

Are you ready to challenge Fate?

To save a kingdom, a prophetess must challenge Fate.

On the day of Yssa’s death and rebirth, the god Apenth chose her as the Phoenix Prophetess.

Sea serpents and gods endanger the young prophetess’s journey and sour the omens. Yssa is cursed instead of blessed, and her duties at the Temple of Apenth prove it. She spends her days reading dusty scrolls, which does nothing to help her forget Tym, the boy back home. But the annoying yet gorgeous ferryman’s son Liam proves to be a distraction she can’t predict, even though he rarely leaves her alone for two sand grains.

Her boring temple life screeches to a halt when visions of her parents’ murders consume her. Yssa races across an ocean to stop the future. If she can’t change Fate, she’ll refuse to be the Phoenix Prophetess any longer. Fate, however, has other plans for her and the kingdom.

Yssa must either accept her destiny or fight to change Fate.

Available in Ebook and Print!

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The authors of Untethered Realms and I are giving away over $50 worth of books to one lucky winner. The giveaway is open internationally.
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A self-proclaimed bookworm, Cherie Reich is a speculative fiction writer and library assistant living in Virginia. Her short stories have appeared in magazines and anthologies, and her books include the horror collection Nightmare, a space fantasy novella collection titled Gravity, and the fantasy series The Foxwick Chronicles and The Fate Challenges. Reborn is her debut novel. She is Vice President of Valley Writers and a member of the Virginia Writers Club and Untethered Realms. For more information, please visit her website.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

And now I'm in space!

Or as close to it as I'll ever get. :) Today I'm with M. Pax, fellow Untethered Realms writer and author of the Backworlds series. Come join me in the starry expanse of deep space. You'll see quite a few Browncoats sitting at the bar and, if you're really lucky, you can get Craze to mix you a drink.

Click here to catch the space launch!

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

I'm in England!

It's only a virtual trip - unfortunately - but I'm in England today, visiting Spec Fic writer and fellow member of Untethered Realms, Ellie Garratt. She's showcasing an excerpt from A Dragon's Lament, book 2 of the Jewels of Chandra series.

Ellie Garratt's Blog

Stop by and Jezebel might serve you a scone and special tea!

Monday, May 12, 2014

New Release!

The Fall of Shaylar

Prequel to the Jewels of Chandra - novella

New Release!

Magic is real. So is betrayal.

One thousand years before the series Jewels of Chandra, the Kingdom of Shaylar plunged into chaos.

Before the fall, before the wizards interfered, before the Kingdom crumbled to dust, the highborn monarch of Shaylar ruled in peace.

Rivalry, jealousy, a desperate attempt to grab the magic of Shaylar—all converge to bring about the end of the precarious balance between the Five Kingdoms.

As King Narmek and Queen Meelate celebrate the birth of their twin boys, the seeds of malice are sown. But the grab for power began with the wizards long before that.

Ebook is free on Smashwords and .99 at Amazon

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Paperback - AmazonUS

Friday, May 9, 2014

Shout Out – Author R. Mac Wheeler

I would like to acknowledge a terrific writer-blogger-friend for reaching a monumental milestone…publishing his 24th novel. I hope you'll visit his blog where he posts his photography (his pups are frequent targets of his obsession…he also likes trees) and give him a congratulations on Number 24… or visit his home page and peruse his titles…read an excerpt...and help him celebrate.

Mac spins tales around rich, gritty characters with a lot of baggage, and puts them through a bit more grief than they can handle. His tone leans toward the sarcastic, passive aggressive.

Please visit Mac at:

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

IWSG and Mea Culpa

The Insecure Writer’s Support Group

Purpose: To share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds! Visit the main page on Alex's blog for the complete signup list!

It’s May. The birds are singing. The flowers blooming. My inadequate efforts in April flash before my eyes. Once again, I must face the fact I am not Wonder Woman. Sigh

Mea culpa, for not visiting many during the A to Z. I could (happily, as it were) blame my muse but I didn’t meet all my obligations. I don’t know…maybe I bite off more than I can chew because I like to flog myself? Whatever it is, I always end up feeling guilty.

I’m making a promise to myself now – with all of you as witness – that I will allow myself time to WRITE, for that should be my main function as a writer, no?

Peace, love, and chocolate.

Monday, May 5, 2014

Release Day!

I'm so happy to announce the release of A Dragon's Lament, book 2 of my Jewels of Chandra series!

Magic is real. So is betrayal.

David enters the Fire Kingdom and events shift from bad to worse. He learns a shocking truth about the dragons, a truth destined to block his efforts to retrieve the lost magic of Shaylar from the ruling Council. After a cave-in and injuries force a rescue, David finds himself more isolated than before as personal concerns scatter his trusted advisors and the wizard who led him there abandons him.

The head of the dragon Council negotiates separate deals with both David and his father, sowing further discord between them. David's close friend, Lothan, disappears into the caves and doesn't return. A group of dissidents kidnap Wilks, the child empath David is sworn to protect. With no options left, he accepts the Council's demands to help them in their centuries-old conflict, risking a war which might kill them all.

Even if David manages to win, there's no guarantee the dragons will let him leave the region alive. They don't want the Kingdom of Shaylar to rise again and will stop at nothing to see it remain a pile of dust.

Available here:

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Also, I've made a map of Chandra. If you click on the tab above that says "World of Chandra," you can see it. Thanks so much for letting me share this news with you!

And if that isn't enough for you...

Living the Afterlife

A Death & Chronos Flash Fiction Collection

Release date: May 2014

Thirty stories filled with laughter and mishaps as a Harley-riding Death and anachronistic Chronos create havoc in Purgatory and on Earth. A host of Immortals join in the misadventures.

Find out what happens when Death teaches War how to bowl. Can Chronos fix his blunder when he loses a year? What is Gaia going to do when she discovers the invisible sheep? Can you win playing poker with Evil?

Step into their world. The Afterlife will never be the same.

Available here:

Free at:
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