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September 25, 2012

After working on this story for a year, I'm so happy to say it's FINALLY available for download!


Take back what is yours.


Seventeen-year-old Snow’s life changed forever the night her stepmother, the Queen, sent her huntsman to cut out her heart. Fleeing for her life, Snow runs to the Silver Forest, a place as dangerous as it is enchanting, and begins an adventure she could never have dreamed.

With no one at her side but a rowdy band of carnivorous dwarves and an arrogant, rogue prince who’s too handsome for his own good, Snow must confront the challenge that’s been laid before her: Kill the Queen, and take back the kingdom that should have been hers.

But if she is to succeed, Snow will have to tap into a powerful, ancient form of magic, one that may have been sleeping inside her all along.
Amazon || Amazon UK || B&N

I'm still waiting for the Barnes & Noble version to go live, so I'll post a link as soon as it's available.

Since it's also Tuesday, I said I would also post a teaser from this book. Hope you enjoy!
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Eat and get out. Don’t speak to anyone. Don’t look at anyone.
She shoved the door open.
Conversations ceased the moment she appeared in the doorway. The girls’ expressions were mixed; some were unsure, while others were clearly angry. Natalia found Rose, her fearful doe eyes a familiar sight, and she smiled at her baby sister.
Bracing herself, Natalia walked in with her spine straight and her chin up, keeping her face devoid of emotion. The girls’ stares were so intense Natalia could feel her cheeks melting as she sidled up the narrow space between the tables to the far side of the room, where several bowls of steaming muck sat on a countertop. It was supposed to be soup, but she called it “muck” since she could never actually tell what they put into it. Some days it tasted fine, but most of the time, it was best to swallow it without thinking too much about what you were eating.
The tiny bowl was blessedly only half-full. Brown goop with lumps of something she couldn’t identify had been slopped in. She picked up the bowl, which was still too hot for her blistered hand, and gritted her teeth before shuffling to the nearest table.
Three girls moved away the moment she sat down. It was just as well. They never spoke to her most of the time, and she really had no desire to speak to them. Or so she tried to convince herself. Deep down, she wanted – needed – a friend, but no matter how hard she tried to fit in, none of the other girls wanted to get to know her. Her title – stepdaughter of the queen – made her a pariah. Rose fared a little better. Natalia assumed it was because she was a child, but she saw the girls give her sister the same look they bestowed upon her when Rose wasn’t looking. It broke Natalia’s heart to see Rose so alone.
Natalia reached for a spoon and patted bare table. She looked around for the spoon; it was still sitting on the countertop.
“Here.”
A little wooden spoon with a chipped cup appeared before her.
“You forgot it,” Rose said, sitting across from her.
“Thank you,” Natalia said, giving her a small smile. She took the spoon and began hurriedly lapping up the muck. It tasted sour and her gag reflex kicked in, but she ignored it and swallowed anyway. Here, she was taught to eat whatever they put in front of her even if it was garbage, because she never knew when her next meal was coming. Some days they didn’t get meals.
She felt Rose’s gaze on her.
Natalia paused long enough to wipe dribble from her chin with the back of her hand. She stuck another spoonful of slop into her mouth before her brain could talk her out of it. “What is it?” she asked after gulping it down. The bowl was nearly gone. Good. The sooner she ate, the sooner she could leave. The libraries and halls remained to be cleaned. Besides, if she were downstairs, she wouldn’t have to put up with the incinerating glares being thrown her way.
At least they’ve never come after Rose. I should be thankful for that much. If it meant Rose’s safety, Natalia would endure as much bullying as she could take.
“How – how are you doing?” Rose sputtered.
Natalia smiled brightly. “I’m feeling much better, thank you,” she lied. A broken hand wasn’t going to “feel better” anytime soon. She reached over and squeezed Rose’s hand.  “Did you get all your chores done?” she asked, eager to change the topic.
 Rose wrinkled her nose. “Almost. The stables seem to get dirtier each time I go down there.”
Natalia noted the faint whiff of horse manure coming off her sister but didn’t remark on it. Rose would be mortified, and it might lead to the other girls teasing her. The poor child had enough to worry about as it was.
Natalia chuckled. “It seems that way sometimes. The horses don’t mean to be so difficult.” She winked at her sister, whose face brightened with a small grin.
The table grew darker with shadows as four girls walked up behind Rose. One was taller than the others, with long hair the color of chocolate and pale rosy skin. Her blue eyes narrowed on Natalia.
“I heard the Queen beat you senseless this morning. Again.” Verika’s malicious smile widened. “Is it true?”
“Yes,” Natalia said between bites, keeping her eyes on the bowl and trying to appear casual about it so as not to alarm Rose. No use in trying to deny what happened. They’ll find out sooner or later. They always do.
Verika’s dainty mouth twisted into a sneer. “You deserved it, no doubt. You deserve a fate worse than death for what your father did to us, to this kingdom.”
The weight of guilt spread to Natalia’s shoulders, like the earth was reaching up and pulling her down, followed by a burning sensation in her cheeks. Rose grew very still; her face was as red as her hair.
“Half the town’s been murdered, tortured, or starved to death since that witch married into the royal family.” Verika was speaking of Thesper, the city outside the fortress. “How many of us have to die for your father’s folly, Your Majesty? What are you going to do about it?”
“I already told you. I can’t do anything,” Natalia said, keeping her voice low and a few degrees below freezing. “The Queen stripped me of my title the moment my father died.” She circled the spoon around the bowl, gathering up the last of the muck. “And I asked the king not to marry her,” she added quietly.
“Obviously you didn’t try hard enough to convince him. It was creepy the way he obeyed her, like a lovesick squire boy.”
Natalia’s grip tightened around the spoon.
“The king damned us all,” Verika went on. “He left it to us to clean up the mess and live out this hell on earth when he died.”
Natalia licked her spoon clean and stood up right as the bell chimed, signaling the end of lunch. She bent down next to Rose. “Be strong,” she whispered. Rose was trembling, but she gave her a shaky nod.
It killed Natalia to have to leave her, but she knew they would both be chained up and flogged if they disobeyed Maxime’s orders.
With reluctance, Natalia made to move around Verika, but the girl’s hand slapped down on her right shoulder, preventing her from passing. Natalia turned her head and bit down on her lip to keep from crying out; Verika’s touch had sent a white-hot bolt of pain straight to her hand, thanks to her now highly sensitive tendons.
If the other girl noticed, she didn’t comment. “You’re a pathetic excuse for a princess,” Verika said. “I would have been braver than you.”
“Then why don’t you kill the Queen?”
Verika’s eyes widened, and Natalia saw the same fear there she saw in every person at the castle. Verika’s bottom lip trembled, and she cleared her throat, flushing slightly. When she lifted her eyes, they were full of hate and rage. Verika spit on Natalia’s boots, her eyes burning with tears.
“Damn the king,” Verika spat in a harsh whisper. “And damn you.”
Verika stomped off, and the group of girls followed behind her. Natalia stood there, feeling heavy despite her petite frame.
A warm hand touched her forearm. Rose was standing beside her, smiling up at her. “Don’t listen to them, Tali. They’re wrong about Father. He wasn’t a coward or a bad king.”
Natalia smiled briefly at her sister and kissed her forehead, not having the heart to tell her she was the one mistaken.
That she hadn’t known their father at all.

*** I should also have a free 50+ page sampler soon. The thing about free things is that I have to ship it to Amazon and other retailers through Smashwords, since they won't actually allow you to make something free through their self-pub setup. So I have to wait for Smashwords to distribute it before I'll have that link, and I'm not sure how long that's going to take. In the meantime, I did upload said sample to Goodreads, where it can be downloaded as a pdf.  I'll update this post (and my book page) as links become available.
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Published on September 25, 2012 08:48 • 27 views

September 19, 2012

Thank you, Christie Rich, for tagging me with 'The Next Big Thing', where authors talk about their upcoming projects.


1. What is the working title of your book?  Dark Horizons (The Red Sector Chronicles Book 2)2. Where did the idea come from for the book?  I'm not really sure where it came from. One day, the idea for Sloane and her world just kind of popped in my head, and the rest is history.3. What genre does your book fall under? Older YA/PNR/Dystopian/Urban Fantasy4. Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition? Really, I have no idea. I can't really picture anyone right away, so if it ever did become a movie or tv series, it would probably be a cast of unknowns. Adrian Grenier comes close to my idea for Leo, though.

5. What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?  Sloane McAllister, vampire-hunter-turned-vampire, must travel to the surface world to bring her devious twin brother to justice in order to save the love of her life.6. Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency? Self-published7. How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript? FOREVER. Seriously, I meant to have this out LAST YEAR. However, life never tends to have the same plans as you do. Without going into a big spiel, one thing after another came up and the book just got pushed on the backburner. But that's changing. I'm writing around 2k a day, and I have a really solid outline, which helps. (And which means minor revisions = quicker turnaround to publication.)8. What other books would you compare this story to within your genre? Um, I would say Vampire Academy (one of my personal favorites) because of the action/romance combination.9. Who or What inspired you to write this book? A desire to write a book in which a girl got to kick a lot of ass. It might as well be with vampires, which I've always been a big fan of.10. What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest? It further complicates the relationships between the characters - especially Leo, Sloane, and Aden - and adds another layer to the story world. More action, more romance, more drama, more everything. So if you liked The Scarlet Dagger you're going to like Dark Horizons.

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Published on September 19, 2012 10:48 • 33 views

September 17, 2012

It's not quite Tuesday, but I thought I would post the next teaser from Dark Horizons. As a heads-up, next Tuesday's teaser will be from my Gothic Snow White retelling, A White So Red, since it's coming out on Tuesday, September 25th. Though it won't be about DH, I still hope you'll check back next week, because I do think AWSR has really shaped up to be a nice, fun book.

I also thought I should give you an update on my progress with DH. I've been working really hard at it every day, and I'm shooting to have it finished by the end of the month. That doesn't mean it will be released right away. I'll still have the editing process to go through after that, which I'm anticipating won't take nearly as long as previous books have since I feel like my outline and my story structure is more solid for DH. I know it's been a long wait for this book, and that it's the one people have been the most excited for, so thank you for sticking with me and with Sloane.

Teaser No. 4 - Dark Horizons


Blood gushed out of the steak, which might as well have been a raw chunk of cow, as Orion cut another slice off. He stuck the dripping square into his mouth, looking at me while he chewed with a big smirk on his face. Swallowing, he delicately reached up with his pressed linen napkin and dabbed at the streak of blood that had dribbled down his chin. “It’s good to see you’re looking well,” he said, dark eyes glittering. “Though I can’t say the same for our comrade, Captain Knight. Tell me, how is your beloved?”“Go to hell,” I hissed, which only made him laugh.“Hell couldn’t handle me, sweetheart,” he said, rising and tossing the napkin onto the now empty plate. He walked over to me, putting his hands in his pants pockets, with his thumbs hooked over the sides.

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Published on September 17, 2012 21:21 • 40 views

September 13, 2012

I know technically it's "Teaser Thursday," but since Tuesday was September 11th, I didn't feel it appropriate to post about my little book. It seemed trivial in comparison. Plus, I was under the weather with a nasty sinus infection.

Dark Horizons is over halfway written, and I've already begun to plan out the final volume, Cross My Heart. Still no release date yet, but I don't anticipate nearly as many revisions with this book as I've encountered with previous endeavors.

Since I owe you all a teaser, here's another snippet from DH. Also, please keep in mind it's not edited yet.

***Whoever was handling me wasn’t taking any pains to be kind about it. They gripped my arm, tight. “Let’s go, vampire,” a husky voice said beside my ear.I nearly choked on my breath. I spun around, my eyes widening as they landed on a tall, handsome guy with olive-toned skin and curly black hair. He stood a few inches taller than me, with deep brown eyes and natural-looking muscles that suggested he spent a few hours at the gym every day.I eyed him up and down, not able to drink enough of him in. It felt like a dream – or maybe a nightmare. The hard look in his eyes suggested the latter. Something twisted painfully in my heart at the way he looked at me, so cold, like any vampire hunter would eye a vampire and not his childhood best friend.“Leo,” I whispered.***
Also, don't forget there are 2 days left to enter the A White So Red ARC giveaway.
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Published on September 13, 2012 08:34 • 76 views

September 8, 2012


 Synopsis Take back what is yours.

Seventeen-year-old Snow’s life changed forever the night her stepmother, the Queen, sent her huntsman to cut out her heart. Fleeing for her life, Snow runs to the Silver Forest, a place as dangerous as it is enchanting, and begins an adventure she could never have dreamed.

With no one at her side but a rowdy band of carnivorous dwarves and an arrogant, rogue prince who’s too handsome for his own good, Snow must confront the challenge that’s been laid before her: Kill the Queen, and take back the kingdom that should have been hers.

But if she is to succeed, Snow will have to tap into a powerful, ancient form of magic, one that may have been sleeping inside her all along. YA/Action&Adventure/Romance/Fairy Tale Retelling *** Enter for the chance to read the book a week early! (Beta reader contest winners: You will also receive an ecopy. A printed one will be shipped as soon as I have them available.) See below for how to enter. Good luck!

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Published on September 08, 2012 08:31 • 47 views

September 4, 2012

Here's another teaser from Dark Horizons!
***Gasping out of shock, I staggered to my feet, looking down in disbelief at the red streams coating my clothes. The smell of fresh blood, full of life with that odd metallic tang, tickled my nostrils, and I inhaled deeply, feeling the desire to feed grow stronger within me.Gunshots fired, snapping me out of the fantasy, and I hit the floor as a shower of bullets hit the wall. From the corner of my eye I could see Paris was also on the floor, covering her head with her hands while keeping her face down. There was a rush of air as a dark shape moved in front of my cell, and then the firing abruptly ceased as the shooter released a strange scream, which was distorted by a gurgling sound, like he was yelling underwater. I jumped as his body landed in front of my cell, his dead eyes turned right at me. His throat looked like it had been completely ripped out.That should have disgusted me. I should have felt pity for him. But as I stared at the growing pool of blood beneath his face, all I could feel was the telltale ache in my gums that said my fangs were elongating, accompanied by the almost uncomfortable urge to lap up his blood.Add to your Goodreads shelf.

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Published on September 04, 2012 08:40 • 44 views

September 3, 2012

I've been scratching my head trying to come up with something to post about. For some reason, my creative well has all but dried up when it comes to my blog. (Probably because all my brain juice is going toward my books right now.) I was reading several articles tonight while doing research over the power of free ebook promotion, and it hit me: Why not talk about that?

So here we are. I'm not going to bore readers with a long spiel about my findings, but for the most part, authors agree that 1 free ebook boosts the sales of backlist titles. That said, most authors agree on one thing - it works best if it's the first book of a series. The idea is to sacrifice one book to draw in new readers who will potentially pay for the others. But that's the catch-22. What if you're training people to expect free things? In my opinion, it would be harder for them to want to pay for the other books because they got the first one for free. Free samplers seem like a better route to me (like Kristin Cashore's esampler). That way readers still get to "test drive" an author, but authors aren't giving away something that's taken months - maybe years - to create, and hundreds of dollars in editing, formatting, and cover costs to produce. That's a lot of money to throw away, and I'm not sure I'm comfortable with that yet. I might could see making it free for a very limited time - like 3 days; 1 week, max - but forever seems like you're throwing away too much.

Then again, writers say the increased visibility skyrockets their other books, thus making up for the "loss leader" initiative. I'm going to try samplers first and see where that gets me before jumping to more "radical" things like completely free books. I've noticed the authors who seem to have the most success have long-running series of 5+ books, and none of mine are going to go beyond 4. At least, so far.

Also, is it just me, or are.99 ebooks going "out of style"? It seems more and more ebooks are going up in price, which I feel has been a long time coming. I've seriously been considering raising the price of The Scarlet Dagger and Veiled Innocence to $2.99 as part of a new pricing structure that goes something like this:

$0.99 - short stories
$1.99 - novelettes
$2.99 - novellas or 1st in a series; standalone novels below 100k
$3.99 - ebooks over 100k or continuation of a series
$5.99 - series collections (3-for-the-price-of-2 deal)

I think this sounds very reasonable, given all the time and effort I put into my books. I don't take editing lightly (learned that the hard way. i.e. bad reviews), and I take my readers' interests to heart. I want to make you guys excited to read my books. I want you to forget about real life when you pick up one of my stories. I don't like having typos or sentences that are hard to read. I don't like ANYTHING that could potentially break the spell and rip you out of the story world I've created. I take every second I possibly can to study the art of writing and to actually practice writing and editing and bettering myself as an artist.

So if I'm striving to be a professional, shouldn't I go ahead and ask for professional rates? That means a price increase, or at least, a fair pricing structure. I HATE, HATE, HATE when I see $12.99 ebooks. It's just not necessary. I don't even think that $9.99 is that bad for an ebook, if I know I'm getting something worthwhile out of it. Hell, I've been known to drive all over town hunting down a hardback book if it's something I really want to read (Anna Dressed In Blood). The way I figure it, if someone wants to read it the price won't stop them (short of it being something completely ridiculous like $20 or something). There's also the argument of "perceived value". The theory is that books that are free or cheap create low value in the mind of a reader. They won't be expecting much going in. It's like buying a cheap coffee from McDonald's vs. Starbucks. With Starbucks, you don't mind paying the higher price because you know it's going to epic-freaking-delicious. You're perceived value is higher, thus the price fits.

So readers: Would you mind if I adopted the above pricing structure? Do you steer clear of completely free books? Does a lower price create a lower expectation for you?

You guys are my "bosses". Give me your input, por favor.
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Published on September 03, 2012 21:33 • 21 views

August 28, 2012

Let's get to the good stuff, shall we?  

Teaser #1


As we hobbled along, with Aden’s arm draped over my shoulder and my hand at his waist, holding him up, I thought my heart was going to bruise my sternum because it was beating so furiously. “Sloane,” Aden said a little breathlessly, “really, I’m fine now.”“No, you’re not.” I shot a quick glance at him. His forehead was dotted with sweat, and pieces of his platinum bangs were plastered to his skin, which, admittedly, was a good look for him. “You even sound breathless. Breathless, Aden.”He chuckled and tugged me to a stop. Before I could blink or even sort out what had happened, he’d spun me around and had one hand in my hair while the other caressed my cheek. Gently, he lifted the mask and his lips hovered right over mine.My breath lodged in my throat, and for a moment, I forgot how to breathe as I took in his angel blue eyes. “If you give me a few seconds, I could make you a little breathless too. Then it wouldn’t seem so out-of-place,” he said, his voice becoming husky.

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So what do you think? If you're wondering who the guy on the cover is supposed to be, it's Leo. And the girl is, of course, Sloane. Robin Ludwig once again did an amazing job, and I can't wait to see what she comes up with for Cross My Heart, the third and final installment of this series.

Speaking of which, I'm sorry the teaser is super short, but I guess that's the point of teasers, huh? To "tease" you. =P I'm going to start doing Teaser Tuesdays, where I'll post a little snippet of my book(s)-in-progress. Also, the above might change slightly between now and publication. Just thought I'd let ya know.

I'll also be ramping up contests and stuff as we get closer to DH's official release date - which I haven't set yet. I promise I'll post it here as soon as I know for sure when it will come out.

Related to this, I am holding a contest over at my Facebook page. All you have to do to enter is post a picture of a guy you think looks like Aden Knight. If you haven't read The Scarlet Dagger, you can read a description here, as well as find out the contest details. You can post up to 3 entries. On September 8th, I'll pick a winner and mail him or her a signed copy of TSD. Who doesn't want a good reason to stare at man candy? If your husbands or boyfriends ask, you can just tell them you have to do it to enter a contest. ;)

Hope everyone is having a good night!
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Published on August 28, 2012 20:12 • 71 views

August 24, 2012

Hello everyone,

I hope August isn't too crazy for you. I know a lot of you either have kids returning to school or are going to school yourselves, so best of luck in this hectic time of year! It looks like I should have some more time to be around in September since I won't be working over-overtime (No, that's not a typo. I already work more than full time, and my DJ just instated mandatory OT for everyone until after Labor Day.), and A White So Red will finally be released so I won't have to spend every waking minute combing over the manuscript making sure it's ready. Thank you all so much for bearing with me and for your continued support.

In lieu of this stressful time, I thought it would be fun to have another giveaway. This one's a bit different from my last one. Here are the rules and what you can win:

PrizeA signed paperback of The Scarlet Dagger How to enter*This is a Facebook only contest*Like my page on Facebook and post either a photo of a model/actor/etc. you think looks like Aden Knight from The Scarlet Dagger on my page. That's it! On September 8th, I will pick the winning photo and message the winner via FB. Open internationallyMust be 18 years or olderContest ends on Friday, September 7th, 2012 If you haven't read the book, here's a short excerpt to help you get a feel for him. ***The man stooped on his hands and spun low toward my knees, trying to knock me off my feet, but I leaped the second I felt his boot touch my calf, and his leg soared beneath me. “You’re fast,” he said, sounding amused and maybe a little impressed. “But I’m faster."In a move quicker than lightning, he stepped in so we were chest-to-chest, wrapping his hand over mine and pinning the dagger to my bosom. He stepped behind my right leg so our knees were directly behind one another’s. In a textbook move, he pushed me backwards, causing me to fall over his leg. He used the momentum to flip me onto my back. I landed in a pool of moonlight, dazed as he knelt before me and pressed one hand down on my shoulder. The other held the Scarlet Dagger, which he had jerked from my grasp the moment I’d started to fall, to my throat. I sucked in a tight breath, eyeing the dagger. Scarlet Steel might not exactly be deadly to me, but the dagger itself certainly was. I looked up at his moon-bathed features, and I momentarily forgot all about the dagger as my eyes widened in awe. He was an angel. His hair was such a light blond, it had to be almost white, though the red moonlight made it difficult to pin down the color. It hung in loose, sweaty wisps around his narrow face. Thin lips siphoned in large breaths as he panted, and his eyes, though laced with pain from his wounds, were a brilliant, sharp cerulean. The black trench coat gathered around him, but I could tell by the shape of his shoulders and by how small the sleeves were that his frame was skinny, giving him a deceptively breakable appearance. If I had to guess, I’d say he was about my age, maybe a year or two older. Frozen in time, like a statue.For a moment, we held each other’s eyes, breathing hard and lost in our own thoughts. His eyes drifted to my collarbone, where my blouse had come undone, revealing a flower-shaped birthmark right above my heart. I saw the change in his eyes, felt his surprise and shock. “It is you,” he whispered. “You carry the Mark of the Creator.”“Excuse me?” I asked, blinking. What Mark? What was he talking about? It was just an ordinary birthmark, the same one my brother and I both shared. It was normal, nothing special. Wasn’t it?His face darkened, and his mouth closed into a thin, grim line as he met my eyes again. They were filled with regret. “Forgive me for what I’m about to do, but I have no choice.” Without warning, he grabbed a fistful of my hair and jerked my head back, exposing my neck before he sank his fangs into my flesh. Have fun, and I can't wait to see what your imaginations dream up for our dreamy vampire hero. 


P.S. - Check back on Tuesday for a teaser from Dark Horizons.
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Published on August 24, 2012 21:22 • 109 views

August 19, 2012


Veiled Innocence is now back up for sale! Below are links if you'd like to download a sample or even buy it:

Amazon || Amazon UK || Barnes & Noble || Smashwords

As always, if you liked the book (or even if you didn't), please consider leaving me an honest review on any of the above sites. Authors need reviews for two main reasons: 1) To know how they can better serve readers on the next installment; and 2) To help them be seen in the site's search engine rankings. If people searched for the title, it will probably pop up as the first result. But if people type in, say, "epic fantasy," it will most likely be buried under everything else out there because it doesn't have that many reviews yet. (Reviews + sales = a book's popularity) So, yeah, if you would please consider leaving an honest review for any of my books, it would be MUCH appreciated. =)

Here's what's new in the 2nd ed.:

Pretty, new cover art by Robin LudwigMore editing to fix typos and errors2 "expanded" scenes and some extra clues to try to help readers tie together the different plotlines earlier in the book. The first chapter of A White So Red is in the backNothing about the story has changed. When I said "expanded scenes" or "extra clues," I didn't want people to get the idea that I went back and drastically rewrote a lot of things. The story is exactly how it was, scene by scene. So if you read the 1st ed., you're not missing out on anything by not reading the 2nd ed. But since about half of my readers said they were confused about how it all fit together, I decided to toss in a few extra clues and expand a couple of scenes to try to help future readers make sense of things earlier on in the story. (Later, it's kind of like "oh, okay"; hopefully now the "oh, okay" moment comes sooner!)

If you've been eyeing this one trying to decide if it's right for you, then here's your chance to read it for free. For one week, I'm making VI a free download from Smashwords with this coupon: CL92X. Just enter it at checkout. The offer expires on August 26th, 2012. This offer isn't valid at any of the other sites, but Smashwords gives you the option to download it in a variety of formats (mobi, epub, pdf, etc.).

Again, I apologize for not being around very much. Life threw several curveballs at me, and I'm adapting as best I can. So thank you for your understanding, and your continued support. =)

Happy reading,
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Published on August 19, 2012 09:14 • 48 views