It’s Official! Foreshadow is Now a Bestseller!

Okay, so Foreshadow hasn’t quite hit bestseller status overall…yet. But, imagine my surprise, when I was checking its rankings on Amazon and found out that it is ranked number one in the devils category! It hasn’t quite gotten to number one overall, or even the top 100, but it will get there someday. I’m very excited about its rankings, and I’d really like to thank everyone who has bought/read/reviewed/liked/tagged it–on Amazon and otherwise. You guys are amazing!

In other news, I’m planning a big giveaway next month, likely for Valentine’s Day. Stayed tuned!

Six Sentence Sunday

Here’s six sentences from Foreshadow, book one of The Shadow Imperium series!

I found myself running again, but the setting had changed. I wasn’t at the beach this time. I stood in a long hallway, and it seemed familiar for some reason.
The fog hung low in the hall, surrounding me. Fog inside a building? It didn’t make sense, but in horror, I watched as it pulled at my clothes, twisting around my legs.

Want more? Check back next Sunday for another six sentences!

Foreshadow is available now from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and the Astraea Press website!

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The Year of One Million Words

Happy New Year everyone! Today marks the beginning of my year of one million words. That’s right, I’m going to write 1,000,000 words of fiction this year. Notice that I didn’t say attempt to write. That’s because I’m determined I’m going to do it. Today I clocked in with 2,750 words, which is just over the 2,740 words per day that I need to make the 1,000,000.

Don’t worry, I’m not going to be updating on my progress every day. I will do an update from time to time. If you want to keep up with my progress, there’s a counter on the left side of this blog that I will update daily.

Here are the projects I’m planning on completing this year:

Overshadow (The Shadow Imperium #2)

Queen of Shadows (The Shadow Imperium #3)

Ouroboros (The Zayin Chronicles #1)

Ravenside (Myths & Legends #1)–this is a series of stand-alone novels

Lady Lost (don’t know if this will be a standalone or a series yet)

Soul Shifters (same as above)

S.S. (code for something I’m not going to announce just yet)

PCPH project (sorry, super secret project)

Super secret collaboration

 

If time/word count allows, I’ll also work on book 2 & 3 of The Zayin Chronicles and possibly more of the Myths & Legends series. I know I’ve listed several “secret” projects, but I promise I will announce them asap.

Six Sentence Sunday

Here’s another six from FORESHADOW, book one of The Shadow Imperium! How would you like to have Rae’s crazy nightmares?

The fog thickened around me and began to coalesce. I could hear laughter echoing from within the fog. It was horrifying. I couldn’t get past whatever was forming behind me. I threw my hands over my head in a futile attempt to protect myself and crouched down, sobbing hysterically. I was expecting the worst, but praying for a miracle . . .


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Six Sentence Sunday

             I had no idea where Logan had gotten his skill with swords. Maybe it was just a natural outcome of his training in self-defense. His two swords moved as if they were two halves of the same weapon and that weapon was an extension of him.
            The fight moved so quickly I could barely see what was happening. One of the devils’ swords caught one of Logan’s weapons. The flats of the blades slid across each other and Logan’s wrist twisted, his sword clattering to the floor.
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Six Sentence Sunday

Here’s another six sentences from FORESHADOW, book one of the Shadow Imperium series:

            “Can anyone tell me something about Zoroastrianism?” he asked.
            Tristan, sitting on the other side of me, raised his hand. When Mr. Villar pointed at him, he answered, “They worship a Creator called Ahura Mazda.”
            “Hey, I’m down with Zoroastrianism—I could worship my car!” Logan cut in with a laugh.
            “Ahura Mazda is not the same as your car,” I shot back, rolling my eyes.
            “Who do you think the car was named after?” he asked sarcastically.
Want more of Logan’s obnoxiousness? Check back next Sunday!
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Character Archive: Casting Rhiannon Sorenson

Today I’m going to be sharing my “casting” of Rhiannon Sorenson from my new series The Zayin Chronicles. I thought there would be no one better to be my inspiration for Rhi than Blake Lively.

Now, ever since I “cast” Chace Crawford as Logan from my Shadow Imperium series, I’ve become a little addicted to Gossip Girl. It might seem like a silly show for an almost-30-year-old to watch, but hey, I write for teenagers. What better show to watch to help me remember the drama of high school? (Although, I have to say, there is WAY more drama on that show than there was in my high school.) When I saw Blake Lively, she just screamed Rhiannon for me. She’s exactly how I pictured Rhi.

I couldn’t find any good video clips of her “in action”. I guess YouTube is really cracking down, even on clips. Sorry!

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