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Release day for The Sleeping Ancient

And here we are, at the end of another series. I feel like I’ve been working on the Smoke and Mirrors series for an incredibly long time, and now we’ve come to the end? How surreal.

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It all started with an image of a girl walking down the street of a gloomy, gritty city, and it evolved into a six book series full of tricky characters, dragons, and plenty of magic. I worked hard to give Irina a proper ending, and I hope you all enjoy it!

Purchase the ebook on Amazon!

Links for the paperback coming soon.

Happy reading! And remember, the magic is real. 🙂

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Cover Reveal: Fangs & Fins

Today I’m very excited to share with you the cover of Amy McNulty’s upcoming YA novel, Fangs & Fins, the first book in the Blood, Bloom, & Water series! I had a chance to read this one already and I can tell you that you’re in for a treat. Plus, this cover! IT’S SO PRETTY!

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It’s simply gorgeous!

A dapper vampire. A sullen merman. Two heirs to a great conflict—and each needs to claim a beloved to become his kindred’s champion.

High school senior Ember Goodwin never had a sister, but after her mom’s remarriage, she now has two. The eldest is no stranger to her—Ivy is a witty girl in her grade who’s almost never spoken to the shy bookworm before—but she’s surprised to find the popular girl quite amiable. Their burgeoning friendship is tested, however, when Dean Horne, a pale, besuited charmer, shows interest in them both and plans to reveal his appetite for blood to the one who’ll stand by his side.

Seventeen-year-old Ivy Sheppard is tired of splitting her time between her dad’s and her mom’s, particularly when her dad uproots their lives to move them in with his new wife and step-daughter. Used to rolling with her parents’ whims, she tries to make the best of it and befriend her nerdy new step-sister. Her hectic life grows more unwieldy when she catches the eye of junior Calder Poole, whom she swears she sees swap well-toned legs for a pair of fins during a dip in a lake. Now she’s fending off suitors left and right, all while trying to get to the bottom of the strange happenings in her town.

The first book in the Blood, Bloom, & Water series sets family against family and friend against friend as an epic, ancient war comes to a head in a supposedly sleepy suburb.

Coming 05/01/2018 from Snowy Wings Publishing!

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Preorder it on Amazon today! (99¢ for preorder and first week of sale only)

 

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The Silver Moon Saga is back!

I’ve been hinting that I have some Silver Moon Saga related news, and I can FINALLY share it today!

The Silver Moon Saga has gotten a makeover, with brand new covers that I am absolutely in love with. Not only that, but the insides have been reformatted and they look amazing. Also, for the first time ever, two short stories that I wrote for the YA Scavenger Hunt will now be available to buy. “Roast Chicken,” a story told from Rafe’s POV, is included with THE SIGHT SEER, and “Our Moment,” a story told from Kain’s POV, is included with THE SOUL HEALER. Exciting, right?

So, are you ready to see the fabulous covers, designed by MakeReady Designs?

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As you can see, it’s completely different from the original cover (which I’ll always love) and features a scene from the book. Isn’t it super creepy and awesome? I especially love Gabi’s glowing hands! Also, check out that demon behind her!

The ebook is available on Amazon! Free if you have Kindle Unlimited!

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Next up is THE SOUL HEALER! Here we have another scene in the book, featuring Gabi in Manhattan. And that creepy demon is back, lurking behind her.

The ebook is available on Amazon! Free if you have Kindle Unlimited!

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And the final book in the series, THE SHADOW STEALER. It’s Gabi in Bryant Park, aka my favorite place in NYC. The details are great in this one, and yes, there’s that pesky demon again. If you’ve read this book, then you know exactly which demon that is.

The ebook is available on Amazon! Free if you have Kindle Unlimited!

And of course we can’t forget the novellas!

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They’re a little different, but it makes sense since the novellas are different from the novels. The flowers are such a nice touch, especially since Gabi loves gardening. I love how dark these covers are.

An Autumn Dream is available on Amazon!

A Promise of Magic is available on Amazon!

(Print links for all the books to come!)

But wait, that’s not all! In addition to these new covers, I’m happy to announce that I will be publishing a BRAND NEW Silver Moon Saga short story. YES, you read that right. A new adventure for Gabi, set four months after the epilogue of THE SHADOW STEALER.

Here’s the cover:

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And the blurb:

Gabi’s demon hunting days may be over, but that doesn’t mean her life has calmed down. When her sister, Chloe, walks in on Gabi and Rafe doing some hardcore making out in the pantry, Gabi must submit to her darling little sister’s demands or risk Chloe tattling and Gabi being grounded until she’s sixty.

Gabi spends a week in agony waiting for her sister to cash in on her favor. But what Chloe wants is even worse than Gabi imagined:

She has to cover one of Chloe’s shifts at the Convenience Corral.

Set four months after The Shadow Stealer’s epilogue, Cats, Rats, and Cowboy Hats is a hilarious new story that reunites readers with their beloved Silver Moon Saga characters.

Inspired by my trip to Texas, I had such a blast writing this one. It doesn’t have an official release date, but it’ll be out as an ebook soon, I promise! In the meantime, add it to your to-read list on Goodreads!In the meantime, add it to your to-read list on Goodreads!

Phew, there’s a lot going on, right? New covers, a new story… I hope you’re as excited about this as I am!

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Cover Reveal: The Sleeping Ancient

All good things must come to an end, and today I’m sharing the cover of the final Smoke and Mirrors book, THE SLEEPING ANCIENT. When I first started writing THE FADING DUSK, I never imagined I would end up with a six book series. I figured it would be another trilogy, with maybe a novella containing some short stories. But after I started writing book two, things began shifting drastically from my intended outline, and I knew I was going to need another full length novel in order to tell Irina’s story properly.

And what a story it’s been.

THE SLEEPING ANCIENT releases May 22nd. It’s the longest book in the series, and I found it hard to say goodbye to these characters. But I’m satisfied with their ending, and I hope you will be, too!

And now, because I’ve had you wait long enough, here’s the cover!

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Once again, Regina Wamba of Mae I Design has blown me away with this gorgeous, stunning cover! All the little details are perfect, and I love that Irina is looking straight at you this time. Irina’s growth throughout this series is so important, and I wanted a cover that symbolizes how strong she’s become. She looks absolutely badass and I love it.

Let’s take a look at the full wrap!

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Yeah, I’m in love.

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The entire series! Don’t they look amazing together?

Add THE SLEEPING ANCIENT to your Goodreads to-read list!

 

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It’s time for a title reveal!

Hello! I’m sorry for my extended absence, but I’ve been working on the final Smoke and Mirrors book for the last few months. The hard part (writing and editing) is done, so I can finally share some fun things!

First of all, the title! The final book will be called:

THE SLEEPING ANCIENT

It took me a long time to come up with that one. I can’t tell you who or what the sleeping ancient is, but I can say it’s a character we haven’t met yet.

I have another treat for you, the blurb! This is full of spoilers for the last two books, so if you haven’t read THE WHISPERING ECHOES or RUN AND TOUCH THE SKY, maybe don’t read this?

(Last chance to look away!)

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The unthinkable has happened: A dragon was slain, her death used to free the three most powerful and dangerous magicians in the world, and Irina was powerless to stop it. Now she must pick up the broken pieces and prepare for a battle she seems destined to lose.

But all is not lost.

Hope comes in the form of Nerine, a girl from a faraway land, and her army of dragons. Irina and Nerine know the only way to win this is to work together by uniting their ragtag team of friends, which is easier said than done. Tensions flare, dark secrets from their pasts are revealed, and tears are shed as the heroes struggle to put aside their differences and decide on their next course of action.

The road forward is not easy. In Irina’s most dangerous adventure yet, she travels to lands both new and familiar, learning to accept the fledging magic that’s inside of her. In a race against time, with more than one life at stake, failure is not an option.

When the curtain falls on the final Smoke and Mirrors book, who will be left to take a bow?

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And finally, I’m pleased to say the book will be coming this May! That’s not too far away! There will be a cover reveal in April, which I’m super excited about. I really enjoyed writing this one and I can’t wait to share it with everyone!

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Run and Touch the Sky has arrived!

It’s release day again! I can’t believe this is my tenth book! Thank you to everyone who’s been with me through this amazing journey, starting with THE SIGHT SEER back in 2013.

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Today it’s all about RUN AND TOUCH THE SKY, a book that is very dear to me. As much as I struggled with this book, I’m proud with the end result, and I hope you enjoy it, too!

Purchase the ebook on Amazon! (Print coming soon!)

Again, this is a novella, which means it’s not part of the main story which features Irina as the narrator, but this book, like BY THE MORNING LIGHT, is very, very important to the Smoke and Mirrors series. In fact, a character introduced in RATTS (like that abbreviation?) is probably the most important character in the whole series (well, Irina is pretty important, too 😉 )! You can read this one on its own, but I strongly suggest reading the story in the order they were released:

  1. The Fading Dusk
  2. The Burning Chaos
  3. By the Morning Light
  4. The Whispering Echoes
  5. Run and Touch the Sky
  6. ???????????? (coming 2018!)

Yes, this is the penultimate book in the Smoke and Mirrors series. It’s almost over! But until then, I hope you enjoy Nerine’s story and RUN AND TOUCH THE SKY.

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Cover Reveal for the Stay in Touch Series

Today we have a triple cover reveal for author Joy Penny and her Stay in Touch Books 2-4!
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Title: Touch of Heartache
Series: Stay in Touch (Book 2)
Publisher: Snowy Wings Publishing
Publication Date: 12/5/2017
Blurb:

Four friends. Four college grads. Four people figuring out that life doesn’t always turn out the way you expected.

Just weeks before graduating, Lilac Townsend throws away her elementary school teacher job offer in Minnesota to work in Florida at the official resort of her favorite vacation spot, Tildy World. Pushing down all second thoughts, she fills her mind with visions of sunny beaches and Tildy Tapir, the cartoon character who always promised to make her childhood dreams come true. Unfortunately, between a sleazy boss and a community college student in a character suit who manages to fray her last nerve, Lilac soon learns that working behind the scenes at the park is hardly “happily ever after.”

Nolan Gregosky had plans after graduating high school a few years back: go to college, join a fraternity, and make some memories before earning a degree. Instead, tragedy sidelined those dreams, but his job posing for pictures with drooling, snot-nosed kids as Silly Sandgrouse gives him a chance to unload some pent-up energy. When the stunning but uptight new assistant manager at the resort proves a distraction in more ways than one, Nolan realizes it’s up to him to show her what it means to eat, live, and breathe life at the park.

A relationship at this unsteady stage of their lives might not be the brightest idea for either of them, but it’s hard to ignore that tingling sensation whenever the paths of this plush-suit beast and naïve beauty collide.

And here’s the full wrap!
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Stay in Touch Book 3 (Touch of Comfort, Gavin’s story) and Stay in Touch Book 4 (Touch of Romance, Pembroke’s story) will be out in 2018. For now you can check out their amazing covers below!
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Which one is your favorite?