Freaking gorgeous

I’m so excited guys. This cover is freaking gorgeous. I just finished confirming the maps that’ll be included as well. I know it’s still 8 months out before this gets officially released, but there’s no stopping the hype train now.

Here take a look so you can get pumped too!

 

Did I mention there’s a giveaway going on too?? I know, the good news just keeps on coming!

Enter to win an advanced reader copy of this very novella! You can also get a $5 Amazon gift card too, but that’s not as cool as getting to read about werewolves, a mad scientist, and a strong female protagonist, is it? 😉

Here’s the link to the raffle, you can enter via Facebook or with just your email.

https://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/1000e4f1245/

 

The Huntress Becomes the Hunted

Mercy has always dreamed of becoming a werewolf trapper like her father. In Kanta, one must learn how to survive one way or another. A dark-skinned, blue-eyed young beauty, Mercy understands that she brings out the beast in monsters and men. When a routine werewolf delivery turns into a vicious assault from a pair of human traffickers, Mercy’s life changes forever. Somehow she must endure in a dangerous city where women and werewolves are hunted.

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A Change of Cover

You might notice that I’ve updated the cover on Night Feeders. It’s one of the alternate covers that Fena provided for me. I was growing tired of the dusty western look, and wanted to push readers more in the direction of horror. Especially considering how creeped out some of my readers have been after reading it. (Cue evil writer laughter here.)

Let me know what you think of it. I’ve updated it on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Smashwords, but it might take a while to update completely. I’m doing a refresher course on this self-publishing stuff since I have a YA Sci-Fi apocalyptic piece I want to put up in the next month or so. For some reason, YA Science Fiction just isn’t selling in the short story genres much lately. You would think it would considering the Hunger Games is so popular, but oh well!

Look for more updates in the weeks to come. Especially post-Camp NaNo!

Accusations, Free Short Story, & Cover Reveal

I have to admit, that after a busy couple of weeks during the holiday season and finally this equally busy weekend, it’s nice to get some decent writing time in. It’s been a little while, hasn’t it? I think the last writing update I had was November 28th, which really tells you how busy I got there with work and family after NaNo. I plan on doing a post in a couple of days about my overall wordcount for 2011 – a total of 137,158 – I’m quite proud of it, even if I only won one out of the two NaNo’s I participated in.

On the fanfiction side, I have quite a few pieces I need to post around, probably over at Archive of Our Own and FF.net, so if you follow those places expect some new stuff posted soon. I’ve signed up once again for Part 2 of the Werewolf Big Bang over on Livejournal. If you’ve never participated in a big bang before, it’s great practice for writing longer pieces, which I’m trying to get better with since I’ve started self-publishing some pieces.

Yes, Clawbinder is now free to download on most of the eBook stores you can find. Amazon is still being darn slow in recognizing that it should be a free eBook, but if you have a Kindle you can easily download a copy on Smashwords. The short story is already free online, but the eBook version contains a preview for my western novelette that should soon be released. If you do get a copy, please leave a review as well!

Clawbinder

Saira has been trained from birth for this: to battle one of the Great Ones and retrieve that precious prize. But Rajani is old and clever, and like the Great Rocs before her, she is wise to the ways of thieves. A fantasy short story.

B&N | Smashwords | Kobo | Diesel | Amazon (waiting for price drop) | Sony (coming soon!) | Apple


Night Feeders

In the old dusty town of Clarkville, the ruthless Sherriff Ritters keeps a tight hold on the townsfolk. They fear him not because of his followers, but because of the supernatural jewel he wears around his neck, and the creatures he keeps. When a stranger comes looking for one of the victims, he finds that Ritters is far more dangerous than he imagined.

Coming Soon!

Finally got to bring two parts of the storyline together in a meeting that’s far more awkward than I had imagined it would be when I decided to put this trio together. It is a pretty stressful situation though for all characters involved, so I can’t say I’m very surprised. I’ve been itching to get some writing in on this piece, so being able to make some progress really makes me pleased!

Summary: Leekston is an unassumingly quiet southern town, but it hides many secrets. An unusual government entity that studies the strange supernatural activity in the area is only one of many. Six years after the incident at the Kayak Hills subdivision, Suzie once again must protect her family from the creatures of the night and help to prevent a tense situation from taking more lives.

Project: The Secrets of Leekston (Working)
Deadline: April 2012 (Updated Deadline)
New words written: 1,162
Present total word count: 53,392

Total Word Count for 2012: 1,162

New Cover Art & Daily NaNo Count

*Wiping writer-driven sweat from my brow*

Well, I made up for my laziness yesterday that’s for sure! Got in the ~800 words I needed yesterday and got in my requirement for today as well. Not too bad if I do say so myself! Got some emails sent off for my side-project, though I still have some writing that demands attention on that as well. I haven’t really considered any of that as part of my main writing endeavors cause I’m working on my novel for NaNo, not doing other writing work. 😉 Though I have a few ideas in mind for what I want to do next with things, so after I get my NaNo work in tomorrow I’ll probably head over and get some writing in on that. (Don’t we always make the most ambitious plans over the weekend? I hope this actually comes to fruition!)

In other awesome news, I got my free cover back from Fena Lee. I have to admit that I was blown over by the piece she did for me. The color is perfect, the landscape. Even the font is made simple with a touch of sophistication as well. Perfect for how I want my short stories & books to be. So if you haven’t checked out her fabulous book covers already, get your butt over there and check them out! I’m pretty sure you’ll be as awestruck as I was. =)

Anyway, on to word metrics! *trumpet sounds*

Suzie and Fred meet the head officials for EPR and then promptly are told that they’ll need to pack a bag and get ready to head out. Their home is no longer safe and on top of that, the two siblings have no idea when they might be back again. Meanwhile Terry is learning more about his newly discovered brethren, albeit memory problems still being a major issue. Oh and I thought about a cool idea for the title of my first book – Suzie’s Nightmare. I’m still not sure if I like that enough, and when the officials were referring to the “incident” from the last book, the new name came to me. What about The Kayak Hills Incident? Which do you guys thinks sounds better? Here, I’ll list them side-by-side:
– Suzie’s Nightmare
– The Kayak Hills Incident

Tough call, isn’t it?

Project: The Secrets of Leekston (Working)
Deadline: End of 2011 (Preferably much sooner)
New words written: 2,399
Present total word count: 32,467
Total Word Count for 2011: 108,397

Still no NaNo Word count gadgets. Anybody else miffed about this like I am? *sigh*