Book Review: The Very True Legends of Ol’ Man Wickleberry

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Urban myth? Urban legend? Rural folklore?

Pretty much every small town across America has its fair share of tall tales that supposedly have some connection to local history. In this anthology, the common tie is the fabled Ol’ Man Wickleberry. You might have heard one of many renditions of his legend: one part Grizzly Adams, two parts Yetti, toss in a dose of pure crotchety meanness, and you get my drift.

While there is a common theme among these short stories, the specifics of the legend vary greatly. Some legends stem from Ol’ Man Wickleberry’s prowess as a hunter, others delve into the supernatural. The shorts are very creative: abilities to body swap, shape-shifting, heck, there is even talk of rabid, zombie bunny rabbits!

So gather around the campfire. Pass around your favorite bottle of strong liquor and hold that loved one just a bit closer to you. When word…

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Coming: Cover Reveal for Byrn Tales of the Executioners

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It’s coming soon, the new cover for Tales of the Executioners: Byrn.

The fifth in a collection called Tales of the Executioners about the vampires in the elite “police force”. It’s 1755. With The Guild in it’s infancy, there are only so many Executioners, so when a report of mass killings rolls in at Christmas time, Byrn is sent to sort it out. He’d better do something special to appease his wife.

Grab it now for FREE with the old cover, or wait until Saturday and get the new one!

 

 

Amaranthine Discounts for Read an eBook Week!

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It’s time for Smashwords’ annual Read an eBook event wherein eBooks are deeply discounted by many authors, and the Amaranthine series is no exception! If you’ve been waiting to get your hands on them (or buy them as gifts for a friend), now is your chance to grab the first five books for only $1.98! (You don’t NEED to copy the coupon codes, they’re also listed on the book pages)

ALWAYS FREE

Not suitable for tweens. Hunted by a coven of vampires, Katelina has only one person she can trust: Jorick. But when her knight in shining armor turns out to be one of the monsters she has to examine her perceptions of good and evil to survive

FREE – COUPON CODE RAE25

After the events of Shades of Gray, Katelina and Jorick seek peace but it’s hard to come by. Kateesha plans to fight the same battle as Jorick’s fledgling, but a common enemy isn’t enough to overcome past betrayals. Drawn into a deathly conflict, Jorick and Katelina must learn to overcome old regrets, or risk loosing their future to the ghosts of their past.

FREE – COUPON CODE RAE25

It’s time for Katelina to face the consequences. On a trip home they meet Verchiel, a too friendly vampire, then the police arrest Jorick. They barely get away when Katelina is taken to face Malick, the head of The Guild. Will Jorick get there in time? Who is the terrifying vampire she saw in the woods, and why won’t Verchiel go away?

ALWAYS $.99

Katelina and Jorick should be going to the tropics. Instead, they’re rescuing a captured vampire. Who kidnapped him and why? The truth isn’t easy to find. As Oren’s attack on the Guild draws closer, Jorick and Katelina are led back to the Citadel where the ancient master Malick reigns. When the flames of war ignite, can they rise from the ashes, or will they be consumed?

$.99 – COUPON CODE RAE50

he fifth installment of the Amaranthine series sees Jorick and Katelina draw closer as they surround themselves with their own miniature army to outwit the machinations of the ancient master. Katelina grows stronger and learns to stand on her own because there’s no room for the fainthearted in a world where darkness is eternal and the night tastes like blood

BONUS!! In preparation for Goddess of Night, get book 8 Masque of the Vampire 50% off!

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Katelina and Jorick head home at last, but it isn’t the homecoming they expected. Between Katelina’s family and the return of an old friend thought dead, it’s almost a relief when Eileifr sends Jorick to Canada as extra security for Andrei’s extravagant gala. Almost. But between a mysterious stalker and a child murderer, things are about to get scary.

Cover Reveal for Bren

Bren has a simple assignment – to deal with a coven who’s killed too many locals. When he takes a victim’s phone as a trophy, he becomes fascinated with the story of her death – almost too fascinated.
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Coming Soon: New Cover for Bren, Tales of the Executioners!

While we wait for the Goddess of Night cover reveal, Tales of the Executioners continues to get touched up. This week, it’s Bren who gets a new cover!

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The sixth in a collection called Tales of the Executioners about the vampires in the elite “police force”. Bren has a simple assignment – to deal with a coven who’s killed too many locals. When he takes a victim’s phone as a trophy, he becomes fascinated with the story of her death – almost too fascinated.

Get it FREE while it still has the old cover (not that it won’t be free later, but you know.)

 

Blaming Mom or Why Did I Even Write an Outline?

Yeah, so as you might know, I’m working on the last book in my series. There was so much that needed done in as few drafts as possible, that I spent two or three days sorting everything out and making an outline. It wasn’t a super specific outline, more like:

Go to such a place. Need to talk to so-and-so about what’s-and-all. Such and such needs to happen. Such info needs imparted for X reason. Go to another place.

You can see it’s pretty loose – but my characters still – STILL – cannot stick to it. Someone who was supposed to live – who was in fact integral for the ending – got themselves killed, someone who was supposed to die skipped out on it and are still trucking along, which has had a big impact future books (unless I manage to kill them later, which I doubt). An event…

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Another Night Touched Teaser

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You can grab a copy of Celine (Book 1 in The Night Touched Chronicles) on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Celine-Night-Touched-Chronicles-Book-ebook/dp/B00BRGNR8S/

Also, if you’re looking for some fresh, new, vampire-rific reads, you might want to check out A Very Vamp-y Valentine’s Party hosted by authors Joleene Naylor and Maegan Provan. Mark your calendars for Saturday February 11th and join the party on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/events/1685532795077405/

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A Very Vamp-y Valentines Party

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This Saturday, the awesome Maegan Provan and myself will co-host a Facebook party! Well, I say we’re hosting it, but really, it’s our characters. We’ll just be there to foot the prizes.

Did I say prizes? Yes I did. Cool stuff like…

 

And that’s not everything! It’s going to be a lot of fun, so check it out.

How a Facebook party works:

Click the link, and on the party page choose “going”. On Saturday between 5pm and 8pm Central, log in to Facebook, and come back to the party page.  During this time we will post games and chat posts. To participate, just comment on the posts. If you can’t see the posts, scroll down and make sure to click on See All Posts.

Hope to see you there!

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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?

Gynoid: To Be Published!!!

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Well, I’m very excited that something I’ve been wanting to do since the New Year is about to happen. Now, some of you may remember Gynoid, a science-fiction novelette I wrote nearly a year-and-a-half ago about a guy who buys a robot that looks like a human girl, a gynoid (the female equivalent of an android), in order to become more sexually experienced. What results from this move is the basis of this story. I’ve tried getting it published in magazines, but the ones that allow larger word counts rejected it, so I put it aside.

I think I might have mentioned it before, but my New Year’s Resolution for this year is to get more people into reading my work, and one of the ways I can do this is through Wattpad, which is like the YouTube for writers. People upload their stories, and other people read them. I…

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