Friday, December 20, 2013

NEWBORN Trilogy to be Released in January, 2014

Hello everybody!

Hope you're all doing well and gearing up for a cheerful and contented Christmas!  Just wanted to let you know I'm on schedule with my editor to release books 2 and 3 of the NEWBORN Trilogy - "AWAY WITH ME" and "DO US PART", respectively - next month.  Probably around mid month.  NEWBORN, the series opener, is already available but will be getting a new cover to match the covers of the new books.

I'm so excited!

After a year and a half of writing and editing (first had the idea for this trilogy in August, 2012 and started NEWBORN that same month) the series is to be released!  I want to thank my editor for his hard work, diligence, timeliness, and friendship throughout this process.

Thank you Kye!

Love to you all.  And a VERY Merry Christmas to you :)



Sunday, September 1, 2013

DO US PART is finished

Dear readers,

I finished DO US PART, book 3 of the Newborn Trilogy, at 11:13pm on August 31st, 2013, concluding my trilogy and over a years worth of work.  I'm extremely pleased with the ending!  And sort of sad I'm finished - with the rough drafts, anyhow.  Still have lots of editing to do though.  Books 2 and 3 of the trilogy will be released in January, 2014.

I can't wait till you read them :)

Your humble author,


Sunday, August 25, 2013

A Slight Adjustment

Dear readers,

After careful consideration, I have decided to release both books 2 and 3 of the NEWBORN Trilogy, "Away With Me," and "Do Us Part," respectively, together in January rather than the original plan which was to release "Away With Me" in September and "Do Us Part" in December.  This decision arose after careful analysis of the amount of editing that "Away With Me" requires, and releasing both at the same time makes more sense from a standpoint of practicality.  I appreciate your patience for these works, and wish you a happy autumn in the meantime :)

Your humble author,


Monday, August 19, 2013

Hard at Work!

Dear readers,

I apologize for not posting more on this blog and all.  I'm busy editing "Away With Me," which is due out in September, and finishing the rough draft of "Do Us Part," which is due out in December.  Everything is coming along great!  I'm busy, busy, busy!  Stay tuned for updates!  

Your humble author,


Monday, May 20, 2013

AWAY WITH ME is finished!

I'm pleased to announce that I have finished Newborn's sequel and the second book in the Newborn Trilogy, AWAY WITH ME!  Well, the rough draft, anyway...  Now I get to start editing!  The currently expected release date is late August, although mid month may be possible as well.  Stay tuned!  : )

Monday, April 1, 2013

NEWBORN eBook description

Just finished the description for NEWBORN.  Here it is :)

Fresh from her parents' divorce, eighteen-year-old Nora Saynt-Rae is ready for a new beginning at Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington.  Life is at last beginning to look up.  Then Nora meets a guy.  Stunningly gorgeous, completely eccentric and tirelessly vengeful, Gabriel has a secret.

He is a wizard.  A new grad from Magasant School of Magic, Gabriel is a Releaser - a vampire slayer.  Victimized in childhood by a vampire, he is determined to exterminate the entire bloodsucking race - starting in Washington where he's searching for his latest target, an elusive Newborn who is tipping the scales against Olympia's favor.

Should Nora let her intensely erotic attraction cloud her better judgement?  Should she ignore her doubts and the doubts of everyone around her?  Or should she leave the murderous wizard before the hungry, biting demons of his past become her undoing?

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Excerpt from NEWBORN:


At the base of Red Square is a long driveway that curls around like a horseshoe.  It's from here that most of the students are flooding the campus, pushing trolleys and carts and bearing trunks between them.   Vehicles line the horseshoe like insects.  Without thinking, I make my way to the horseshoe. 
In the center of the horseshoe is a pleasant little forest.  But it doesn’t catch my interest for long.  For now I’m surrounded by people, mostly my age and of every breed imaginable.  Jocks, goths, hipsters, nerds, and bookworms like me.   I should get out of the high school mindframe, now I’m a college student. 
But I can’t just yet, because there’s somebody I can’t quite place.  He’s tall, blond, and getting out of a cab in front of me.  My first instinct is goth, because he’s wearing what looks like a cape, but he can’t be a goth.  No goth would smile so widely while retrieving a snowy white owl in a cage from the backseat of the cab.  He’s gorgeous, this boy.  I fear I’m staring. 
I see I’m wrong.  It’s not a cape he’s wearing but a robe – a smart, enveloping black robe with a short, thin stick in one of his front pockets.  With the help of the cabdriver, the boy lifts a trunk from the back of the cab.  Slamming the trunk closed, the cab driver leans on it, looking impatient.  The blond boy looks flustered. 
I make my way to the cab, through the crowd of people and other vehicles until I’m beside the odd looking boy and the cab driver.  The boy turns to me.  “Excuse me,” he says, “Could you lend me a hand?” 
“Sure,” I reply, gazing into dazzlingly turquoise eyes.  “With what?”
“This,” answers the robed boy, and plunging his hand into his pocket he brings forth a handful of paper and coins.  “Can you count out $80.19?”
“Um, I guess,” I say, amazed by this.  Is he foreign?  He doesn’t sound foreign.  His accent is American.  I look into his hand.  Geez, a couple of these coins I’ve never seen before.  They're large, like half-dollars, and bizarrely designed.   Not wanting to keep him waiting, I take a few twenties from the wad of paper money and the dime, nickel, and pennies to match.  “There you go.”
“Thanks,” says the boy profusely, beaming at me as he hands the money over. 
Taking his pay, the driver allows his eyes to trace the strange dress and appearance of his customer one last time before jumping back in his cab and taking off.  The boy and I are left in the middle of the road with a trunk and an occupied bird cage.  Err, excuse me – owl cage. 
“That looks heavy,” I say, gesturing to the trunk.  “Need help?”
Stowing the remainder of his paper and coinage in his robes pocket, the boy grins at me.  “Gabriel White,” he says, extending a hand.  “And no thank you.  This thing’s got wheels on one end which makes it quite manageable.”
I shake his hand.  “Nora Saynt-Rae,” I tell him. 
He gazes at me thoughtfully.  “Hyphen?”
“My parents insisted on it,” I say.  “Well, Mom did mostly.  It’s like she knew the marriage wouldn’t last.  That was her way of keeping a piece of me.”
“Oh,” Gabriel says, registering this.
Oh shit.  Too heavy, too fast?
I pick up the owl cage.  “I can get this.  What’s his name?”
Her name,” he begins, “Is Merrifeather.  She’s friendly.” 
Huge amber eyes blink at me.  She's a pretty owl.  What a bizarre pet.  “Do they allow owls here?”  I ask, gazing around as though expecting to see owls in cages erupting from car trunks and back doors. 
“They do now,” Gabriel says.  “Thank you for your help with the money, Nora.  I won’t intrude on your day any longer.”  Picking up his trunk at one end and taking the cage from me, the boy walks away.

NEWBORN excerpt