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Archive for November, 2011

Saturday, November 26th, 2011
Shadow City Snippet

It’s only a month till Shadow City releases. Are you ready?

Here’s a snippet between Giselle and Alexander:

The witch returned quickly, wearing jeans, hiking boots, and a fuzzy green pullover. Her hair was caught behind her head in a ponytail.

She caught him examining her. “What?”

“It always surprises me how . . . natural you are.”

“Natural? I bathe every day, and it’s not like I let my body hair grow wild,” she said with a scowl.

“It was meant as a compliment.”

“Oh. Where’s Niko?”

“I sent him to find Oz and the angels.”

“Did you, now? Making yourself at home as Prime?”

“I am at home, and I am Prime. You just have to decide if you want to bind me to service.” His grin promised violence. “It will certainly make it harder for you if you do not.”

Giselle came and stood close, looking up at him. Magic swirled in her eyes, and he felt it crackle through her body. He scowled. She was too much on edge and was losing control of her magic. She needed protecting from herself.

“You’ll be Prime when and if I say you are and not before. Do you understand?”

He bent so that his nose nearly touched hers. “Try to stop me.”

Monday, November 21st, 2011
Demon Lovers: Succubi

October 7, 2016: ETA: My story is no longer included in this anthology. I plan to offer it up shortly in some fashion.

I’ve got a new short story called “Hunger Pains” coming out in Demon Lovers: Succubi. It will come out as an ebook in December. I’ll give you more details as I have them. In the meantime, I have the cover to show you and it’s mighty pretty.

I love “Hunger Pains.” It’s about succubus in the middle of an identity crisis. I can’t wait until you can read it!


Monday, November 14th, 2011
Wonderful News!!!

Romantic Times named Shadow City a Top Pick for Urban Fantasy for January and gave it 4.5 out of 4.5 stars. Whoohoo!

They’ve also nominated Max for best Urban Fantasy Heroine for 2011. I’m so excited!

Friday, November 11th, 2011
finding out more about me

My publisher has posted up some interview questions and other things about me on their website. Come have a look.

Sunday, November 6th, 2011
Check out my post on Magical Words

I’m over at Magical Words today talking about creating flawed characters. Come over and take a look.

Friday, November 4th, 2011
Guest Blogging on Nano

I’m over at PJ Schnyder’s blog today talking about Nano. Come have a look!

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011
I can now share the news!!!!

Great news! Max in CRIMSON WIND is a Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award nominee for Best Urban Fantasy Protagonist! *Happy Dance!!!*

Tuesday, November 1st, 2011

I have had good news today that I am not allowed to share for another 2 weeks, but I will as soon as I can. In the meantime, I’m over the moon. Whoohoo!