Dedication and Acknowledgements

I know a lot of people skip reading these in a book (I do unless I know the author), so I thought I’d share the dedication and acknowledgement from Goddess of Night in a venue where you were trapped into reading it. Bwahahahahaha!

Dedication – I had too many people this time, so y’all have to share. Sorry:

To Christine Connolly for all she’s done, for her friendship, and for being so amazingly supportive.

To Maegan Provan and Tricia Drammeh for their friendship, support, and encouragement. Y’all rock.

Acknowledgements:

I’d like to thank the following people:

My husband, for giving up his NCIS time with only marginal complaining.

My mother, for her enthusiasm and beta reading, and my brother, Chris, for his twisted ideas. He’s the real psycho in the family, I just leech from his imagination.

Sharon Stogner, Penny Shortt, Donna Yates, Barbara Tarn, Steve Evans, Amy Wilson, Sherry Hamby, and Carolyn Cason for their beta reading and editing. Because of them, this book kind of makes sense.

Teresa Todd, my awesome PA who gallantly took on the street team duties, as well as all the street team members. You’re all awesome.

The Cool Kids and Fan Girl chats for listening to me vent (you know who you are.) Also Book Born for welcoming me and making me feel at home. It really is one of the most awesome book groups on Facebook.

To anyone who prodded me or left kind words of encouragement on Facebook, Twitter, email, or my blog. Those messages are like coffee, and we know how important coffee is.

To anyone who posted links, recommended the books to their friends and family, left a review, or shared one of my posts. You know who you are and it would take a page to list you all. You are the awesomest of the awesome. I really have the coolest, most interesting fans in the world.

Lastly, a special thanks to God for life, the universe, and everything, including towels.

 

Goddess of Night officially releases April 30th – but you can pre-order your copy now!

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Goddess of Night Collector’s Cover Reveal

And though it is not available for pre-order, here is the cover for the collector’s edition of Goddess of Night:

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And who is that on the cover? It’s Lilith, of course! I was torn between her and Sarah, but she won because Samael got a cover, so why shouldn’t she?

What do you think? Do you think it should have been someone else on the cover?

 

Goddess of Night Collector’s Cover…It’s Coming

Yes, Virginia, there is a…oh, wrong question. I mean, yes, Amaranthinites, there is a Collector’s Edition of Goddess of Night coming! It will be the same text as the normal version, with the addition of those character interviews as “extras” and a hand drawn cover that matches the other Collector covers. But who’s on it? What does it look like?

Stay tuned to find out!

REVEAL BASE

The collector’s edition will be available ONLY in paperback (as usual) and sadly Amazon does not allow us a way to take pre-orders on that.

 

 

Goddess of Night Preorder!

That’s right, book 9 – Goddess of Night – is available for preorder for a special price of $2.99 (It will go up to $3.99 after release day on April 30th, 2017)

ebookA war four-thousand years in the making.

In the mists of time, Lilith sealed her immortal lover away. Awakened, Samael has only one plan: revenge.

Linked to Samael and caught in the middle, Katelina watched as Lilith took both her best friend Sarah and a child vampire hostage. Now, it’s up to her and Jorick to get them back. Joined by a group more foe than friend, they search for the ancient vampiress, never dreaming the fight will come to them.

A horrific attack leaves Katelina’s hometown in ruins. Sightings say Sarah may have escaped, but with her mother in a coma, should Katelina go? Or should she stay? Will more destruction follow when Samael catches Lilith’s scent?

The final installment of the Amaranthine series raises the stakes. No longer the cringing, terrified woman she was, Katelina will have to step up or lose everything she’s ever cared about.

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The Official Synopsis

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Thanks to everyone for your suggestions/help/advice on the synopsis. I think we can finally unveil the official blurb (unless someone finds something terribly wrong):

A war four-thousand years in the making.

In the mists of time, Lilith sealed her immortal lover away. Awakened, Samael has only one plan: revenge.

Linked to Samael and caught in the middle, Katelina watched as Lilith took both her best friend, Sarah, and a child vampire hostage. Now, it’s up to her and Jorick to get them back. Joined by a group more foe than friend, they search for the ancient vampiress, when the fight comes to them.

A horrific attack leaves Katelina’s hometown in ruins. Sightings say Sarah may have escaped, but with her mother in a coma, should Katelina go? Or should she stay? Will more destruction follow when Samael catches Lilith’s scent?

The final installment of the Amaranthine series raises the stakes. No longer the weak terrified woman she was, Katelina will have to step up or lose everything she’s ever cared about.

Stay tuned for the official cover reveal tomorrow!

 

The Great Synopsis Debate

gon-reveal-comingIt’s time once again to write the dreaded synopsis for the newest book (bah!) So I’ve taken a whack at it and here are the two version (There’s a difference of a sentence)

#1)

A war four-thousand years in the making.

In the mists of time, Lilith sealed her immortal lover away. Awakened, Samael has only one plan: revenge.

Linked to Samael and caught in the middle, Katelina watched as Lilith took both her best friend Sarah and a child vampire hostage. Now, it’s up to her and Jorick to get them back. Joined by a group more foe than friend, they search for the ancient vampiress, never dreaming the fight will come to them.

Unleashing horrific attacks, Lilith leaves Katelina’s hometown in ruins and her mother in a coma. Sightings indicate that Sarah may have escaped, but where is she? Should Katelina leave her mother’s side to search for her friend?  And what will happen when Samael catches the scent of Lilith’s trail?

The final installment of the Amaranthine series raises the stakes. No longer the cringing, terrified woman she was, Katelina will have to step up or lose everything she’s ever cared about.

 

#2)

A war four-thousand years in the making.

In the mists of time, Lilith sealed her immortal lover away. Awakened, Samael has only one plan: revenge.

Linked to Samael and caught in the middle, Katelina watched as Lilith took both her best friend Sarah and a child vampire hostage. Now, it’s up to her and Jorick to get them back. Joined by a group more foe than friend, they search for the ancient vampiress, never dreaming the fight will come to them.

Unleashing horrific attacks, Lilith leaves Katelina’s hometown in ruins and her mother in a coma. Should Katelina leave her mother’s side to search for her friend?  And what will happen when Samael catches the scent of Lilith’s trail?

The final installment of the Amaranthine series raises the stakes. No longer the cringing, terrified woman she was, Katelina will have to step up or lose everything she’s ever cared about.

 

*****

What do you think? Which one do you like better? Do you even like it at all?

 

Goddess of Night News

First I have to announce that the publication date for Goddess of Night has changed. I’ve never moved a publishing date before, because I hate when people do that, but if I don’t, this book will not be properly edited. Period. Because it’s the last book and there are so many things I want to wrap up, I’ve had to restart it three times (this last time stuck, thank goodness!) but because of that, the rough draft isn’t  finished. There is no way I can get it done, edited, and off to beta readers, and then have time to implement their suggestions by the end of March. Not if you want a good book – and I know you do.

The new publishing date is April 30, 2017. I hadn’t set pre-orders up yet, so there’s nothing that is effected by it. I will probably do that in the next few weeks, after I have the cover reveal.

I can reveal the symbol for the chapter headings, though:

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It’s a symbol used in a Goddess of Night ritual. I could get all bizarre on you with a bunch of symbolism (yeah, I made it up as I was working on it, because you can’t have a credible symbol unless you know why it is the way it is) but I’ll leave you to make your own inferences.

And as a bonus, here is the pretty snazzy new cover image for my Facebook author page:

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And don’t forget that Saturday is the Very Vamp-y Valentines Party on facebook, co-hosted by myself and the talented Maegan Provan! More on that tomorrow.

Are you excited for the new book? What do YOU hope happens in it?

First Day, First Paragraph Tag

first-day-first-paragraph-tag.jpgI was tagged by Rami Ungarrrrrr (sorry, I,ve been doing that in my head, like a pirate Arrrr so I remember to spell it with an “a” and not an “e”. Ignore me.) Anyway, as I was saying, I was tagged by the great horror author Rami Ungar to join in the First Day, First Paragraph tag. It’s a lot of fun, so here we go:

Those who have been tagged have to:

  1. Publish your own post on the first day of the next month.(if I tag you now, you will post January first. Afraid you’ll forget? Schedule it in advance!)
  2. Use the graphic above
  3. Thank and link back to the person who tagged you. (Thank you, Rami!)
  4. Explain the rules, like I’m doing now.
  5. Post the first paragraph of a story you’ve written, are writing, or plan to write someday.
  6. Ask your readers for feedback.
  7. Finally, tag someone to do the post next month (as I said, you’ll post January 1st), and comment on one of their posts to let them know the good news.

All right, so I’ve done everything except my paragraph and my tag. So first I am tagging the incredible Caitlin Coppola (It was really hard to just pick one person!) And now for the opening paragraph to Goddess of Night (which will probably change later):

SPOILER WARNING – if you haven’t read the series, this might be a spoiler. I warned you.

Katelina stared at herself in the bathtub mirror. The blue eyes that looked back held prism colors that she wasn’t used to. Long blond hair fell past her shoulders in salon perfect waves, and her pale skin was too perfect – no blotches or pimples. She looked like an airbrushed magazine version of herself.

And now for your feedback! As I said, it will probably change because i may change where the book starts, but anyway, that’s it for now. Thanks again to Rami for the tag, and be sure to check out his blog – and his books!

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