Interview Fun!

I owe you guys a post about comic con – and it’s coming – but in the meantime I’m on the amazing Tricia Drammeh’s blog today talking about Tales of the Executioners! Check it out for great questions like:

Which authors and/or books have inspired you as a writer?

VC Andrews writing style – her ability to make what should be happy sinister. For instance flowers in the Attic- she takes these brightly colored paper flowers that should be bright, cheerful, beautiful, even symbolic of childhood, and makes them something heavy and depressing, because their very brightness against the backdrop of the life the children are in creates that contrast that twists those flowers symbolism. It’s brilliant. I’ve tried to do that myself in several places, but I don’t think I’m as successful.

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What’s Shaking on Patreon?

It’s been a bit since I’ve shared what’s going on over on the Patreon site, so thought I’d take a second and do that now.

Tho start with, we had The Lost Chapters – scenes that were written to mimic deleted scenes on a DVD as a tease for Legacy of Ghosts. Yeah, that was a minute ago, but I thought they were worth a re-share:

The Alternate Universe with Katelina and Verchiel was wrapped up …

But then a bunch of you wanted to see them confront Jorick, so now we’re working on a multi-part AU AU ending. Ha ha!

And of course I’ve posted the Tales of the Executioners as I expanded them:

And speaking of the collection, 1$ or more patrons get a 50% discount (which is basically 2$ off) the ebook of Takes of the Executioners, Volume One. And will likely get the same for Volume Two:

This month I’ll post anything I add to Volume Two, I’ll continue (and probably end) the AU AU, then start another requested AU in which Katelina took Samael up on immortality, and I might finally get to start on Micah. Ugh. He’s upset because he’s two months behind… He’ll just have to get over it, though. 😉

What are you looking forward to the most?

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(the day after)Release Day: Tales of the Executioners, Volume One

It’s official! Tales of the Executioners – clocking in at more than 350 pages in paperback – is out today (yesterday)! Just in time for Halloween (It was. It was published. but this post did not publish. Urgh!) , fourteen tales of the Executioners that follow the elite vampires, in chronological order, from the start of The Guild to the seventies when the last of the human guard dogs were being “gotten rid of”.  Read special expanded versions of Verchiel’s origin, Ark’s dilemma, and Byrn’s Christmas assignment. Enjoy collection exclusive stories, including Kateesha: Call of Blood and Reymen: On Pain of Punishment, and the special bonus story Clara: Pretty Pet. 

The stories continue in Tales of the Executioners, Volume 2, coming to you in late November.

Get Volume One today!

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coming soon to Apple iTunes and Barnes & Noble!


Brothers of Darkness Collector Cover is Retiring!


Do you still need/want the hand drawn Brothers of Darkness cover for your Amaranthine collection? If so, you have until December to get it, and then it’s gone.

You can get a copy direct from Amazon (for $11.00 plus S&H if you don’t have prime) or you can contact me to get a signed copy (Message me on FB or send me an email), though the signed copy costs more (because I have to pay double postage – once to ship to me and again to ship to you, making it $15.00 total)*.

*prices for US only. No idea what International is.

So get your collector copy today, before it’s gone!

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The “new” collector cover will look like:

Cover Reveal: Tales of the Executioners Collection Volume One

I haven’t posted much lately because I’ve been editing my fingers off, working on the Tales of the Executioners Volume One.


Executioner is the name given to the vampires’ elite enforcers; those who uphold The Laws and administer punishment. In Volume One meet some of those enforcers, learn their origin stories, feel their heartbreaks, their joys, travel with them on assignments, and see how The Guild came to be – but always, always, be wary of their leader, Malick. Contains expanded versions of some stories, available exclusively in the collection, as well as the exclusive stories Reymen: On Pain of Punishment, Kateesha: Call of Blood, and Clara: Pretty Pet. Also includes the Executioner Timeline to help keep everything straight.


  • Jamie: Blood of Betrayal
  • Beldren: What we Deserve
  • Verchiel: Never-Ending Question (expanded edition)
  • Byrn: At Cristmas (expanded edition)
  • Clara: Pretty Pet (Bonus Story)
  • Daniel: Black Luck
  • Reymen: On Pain of Punishment (collection exclusive)
  • Kateesha: call of Blood (collection exclusive)
  • Jorick: The Price of Freedom
  • Krill: Dreadful Note of Preparation
  • Dismas: Prayers of the Damned
  • Mary: Chasing a Killer
  • Griselda: Pack of Wolves
  • Ark: Echo from the Past (expanded edition)
  • Migina: Just a Human


Where are the rest of the stories? Look for Volume 2 in late November.

Are you excited for the collections? Which Executioner do you want to read about the most?

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The Vampire Challenge

The vampire challenge has begun in The Shadow League! At them end of the month, participant(s) with the most points will get a surprise pack!

The first challenge is up already, and it’s an easy one!


Check out the original post and leave your entries there! Challenge 2 will post at midnight tonight!

Goddess of Night Collector Cover is Retiring


Do you still need/want the hand drawn Goddess of Night cover for your Amaranthine collection? If so, you have until November to get it, and then it’s gone.

You can get a copy direct from Amazon (for $11.50 plus S&H if you don’t have prime) or you can contact me to get a signed copy (Message me on FB or send me an email), though the signed copy costs more (because I have to pay double postage – once to ship to me and again to ship to you, making it $15.50 total)*.

*prices for US only. No idea what International is.

So get your collector copy today, before it’s gone!

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Tales from the Island Now in Paperback!


It has been called to my attention that anyone who doesn’t have a collector’s version of Children of Shadows is missing the Tales from the Island collection in hard copy – so I’ve remedied this. You can now get the six short stories (sans the first chapter of Children of Shadows because that would just drive the price up) for only $4.00. Yeah, that’s right, less than a cup of fancy coffee, and the six short stories can be yours!

Get yours now!

Want it autographed? Message me.

Speaking of short stories, all the Executioner Tales are done, so now I need to do some editing and compile them together. Because of length (many stories clock in at 10,000 words plus) it may end up as two volumes. Sorry about that…But I know y’all don’t want a 900 page paperback that costs 30$.

In other news there should be a new AU installment over on Patreon this week, and I’ll also start on the Micah novel soon. Patrons will be able to read it as I write it.

If you’re on FaceBook, check out the Shadow League, where the Vampire Challenge will be taking place starting October 1st.

Mark your calendars for November 17th for icon in Des Moines, where yours truly will be attending with a booth. I’ll be signing books and handing out free swag, so come see me!

And that’s all the news for now!

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Alternate Universe Part 3


Are you following my Patreon, either as a free subscriber or a patron? Either way, you get the next installment of the Alternate Universe story where Katelina has run away with Verchiel! Warning: This week’s  bit gets steamy!

Not a follower or a patron? No worries, you can sign up while you’re there! Following is free, and you can be a patron (and get Jorick’s origin story among other goodies) for as little as 1$ a month. If you haven’t already, check it out!

I also want to give a huge shout out to my patron so far – you guys are amazing! You have seriously made my week!

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  • Tales of the Executioners

    Short stories from the world of Amaranthine; a universe of blood and darkness where vampires don't sparkle and night is eternal. Each is about a member of the Executioners squad; the special vampire "police" force. Members both past and present share stories of assignments, origins, and more.

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