Raven Thrall (formerly Flight of the Ceo San) is now available for preorder! Yay! I can hardly believe it.
It’s very surreal seeing the cover of my debut novel on Amazon. I’ve had nonfiction published before. I’ve had short stories published, but nothing quite beats this. I’ve been waiting for it for a long, long time.
The story has been written, revised, and reviewed by beta readers, and it is now with the copyeditor (I’ll tell you a secret. My husband is an editor by trade, and he’s the copyeditor, so it’s just upstairs.)
Raven Thrall already has its first review on Goodreads, and I’m working hard to get some more before it’s published.
It’s been a long road getting to this point, especially as an indie author, but I’ve learned so much, and I have a feeling I’m about to learn a lot more from you, my readers! (Again, surreal!)
If you want a little teaser, I’m giving away the prologue of Raven Thrall in the form of a stand-alone short story called “Fly.” You can get it here.
Be sure to let me know how you like it!
Tether in hand and eyes forward, Jonathan angled his heels into the horse’s flanks, and she began to move.
It’s what she wants.
Hot tears dripped down his cheeks, fell from his chin. He was glad the three of them were alone. Just him, the seal mare, and Joceyln, all quieter than churchmice.
The salty waves splashed up the meet his ankles, their aroma stinging his nostrils, and the horse—her favorite—slowed, questioning.
“We have to, girl. It’s what she wants.” He didn’t want it. How could he possibly go through with it?
Continue reading “What She Wanted (Flash Fiction)*”
Cry Wolf by Bridget Essex
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This lesbian paranormal romance pulled me in first with its quirky and snark main character, Hayley, and second with its excellent pacing. The book kept me turning page after page, even when I should have been doing something else.
Essex does an excellent job creating believable, crackling chemistry between Hayley and her love interest, Kay, even even though there is not even a kiss until the last quarter of the book.
Continue reading “Book Review: Cry Wolf by Bridget Essex”
“Right after you went to bed, there was this bright light right outside. I went to the window to check, but I couldn’t see anything. It was so bright!
“I covered my eyes, and suddenly, it felt like I was being pulled by my … my nose … right through the wall. You wouldn’t believe it! Then, it was really, really cold, and I could feel metal under my feet. When I opened my eyes, I was inside a ship! A spaceship, Mom! With all these colored lights and beeping and squirrelly noises. It was crazy. And there were these creatures—they had six eyes a piece and superlong fingers!
Continue reading “Slime and Squirrelly Noises (Flash Fiction)”
The Scribe by Elizabeth Hunter
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This book is a mix of romance and supernatural elements. The supernatural concept of this book very intriguing and new to me at least, although it’s origins and inspiration are old.
The initial third or so of the book was superbly done. It pulled me right in. The author takes us into Ava’s world and introduces the supernatural elements of the Irin very well.
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