June 22, 2020

New Look for the To Catch a Thief Series!

I'm so excited to announce that the To Catch a Thief series got a little makeover! 

I absolutely adore this series and these characters, and I missed writing them, so I did the next best thing and revamped the covers πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚I have issues--I know. BUT I'm so in love with the recent trend of illustrated romance covers, I had to jump on board. 

And I'm so glad I did, because THESE COVERS ARE AMAZING!

Obviously, you just need to see them for yourselves. So, without further ado....

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HERE THEY ARE!! 

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What do you guys think?! I hope you're in love, like me! 

I have to give a quick shout out to the wonderful cover designer, Red Leaf Book Design -- thank you so much for designing these fabulous new covers for my series!! 

As a reminder, the To Catch a Thief series is currently available on Amazon and is FREE in Kindle Unlimited! You can learn more here:


That's all for now! Thank you!

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May 30, 2020

Some personal news...I'm pregnant!

I'm so excited to share some personal news with all of you today... I'm pregnant! My husband and I are expecting our first child, a beautiful baby girl, in November πŸ’—πŸ’—


Being an amazing mother to our new daughter is obviously going to be my number one priority, but one of the things I love most about being an author is the flexibility it provides! I control my own schedule. I'm my own boss. And while I will definitely take some time off when she's born, please rest assured, I have NO plans to stop writing. My career is hugely important to me!

Since I'm an indie author, all of the publishing process for my books depends on me, so my schedule will probably slow down a bit. Because of that, I wanted to post a few updates about my upcoming releases, so you have an idea of when to expect new books from me. 

I'm so excited for this new chapter in my life! Thank you all for being part of the ride with me!

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The Raven and the Dove Audiobook - July 2020

The audiobook for The Raven and the Dove is still expected to be completed in July 2020, so it's coming soon! I should have some teasers for you in another month :) It's going to be great!



The Hunter and the Mage - September 2020

The Hunter and the Mage is still set to be released on September 21, 2020! The ebook is currently available to pre-order (and don't forget to check out the pre-order goodies -- there are exclusive character cards up for grabs!). The hardcover and paperback editions are expected to go on pre-order in August, and I will let you know as soon as that happens. The audiobook should release in September or October 2020. 




Untitled The Raven and the Dove Book 3 - Summer 2021

I'm already about 25k words into the manuscript for Book 3 (title to be revealed in the fall!) and I intend to have it completed before the baby arrives. The pre-order will go live in early Sept 2020, and the book will go on sale next June/July. 

I'm also planning to have Book 4 fully outlined and ready to write before the baby arrives. I'm currently hoping to release it in Winter 2022 (around Feb/March). While these releases are a little further apart than my usual schedule, they're still closer together than traditionally published books, so I'm taking it as a win :)



Untitled Kay Marie Romance - Coming in 2021

Here's where my schedule gets ambitious, lol, I'm hoping to launch a new romantic comedy series next year! This super fun Bachelor-inspired series has been percolating for a while, but recently the ideas have just been flowing so I know I need to follow my inspiration :) The first book will be a second chance romance, the sequel a fake relationship romance, and the third enemies-to-lovers! I might add more books down the road, but let's start with three πŸ˜‚

I'll be sharing more news about this soon, but for now, here's the current tagline for book one: "Eight years ago he broke her heart. Now his career depends on helping her find love...with someone else."

I'm also toying with this one... "28 single men. 6 weeks around the world. 1 ex-boyfriend behind the camera. Are you ready for the adventure of a lifetime?"

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And that's the schedule for the next year or two! 

Obviously, I will let you know if anything changes. Until then, follow me on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram for more updates about my pregnancy and my upcoming releases πŸ’—

Thank you all!!


May 18, 2020

Art Print Giveaways and Pre-Order Goodies!

Hey guys, I have exciting news... more exclusive art giveaways! Yay!!

So many people have reached out since The Raven and the Dove went on sale asking how they can get the exclusive art print from the pre-order giveaway, I've decided to open up another giveaway while supplies last for those who missed the first opportunity :) 

I've ALSO got a wonderful, brand new pre-order giveaway for The Hunter and the Mage!!

Let's take this one by one, shall we?

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The Raven and the Dove - Art Print Giveaway

If you didn't pre-order a copy in time, don't worry! While supplies last, you can purchase a copy of The Raven and the Dove to get the exclusive art print. AND I'm making it international this time. If you live in the US, you'll get a physical print. If you live outside the US, you'll get a digital download. 


Now, how about a reminder of the art... 😍😍

Side 1 is the gorgeous four character scene drawn by the cover artist, Salome Totladze :)


And side 2 is the fabulous world map drawn by Arel B. Grant!


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The Hunter and the Mage - Pre-Order Giveaway!

I think I might have an issue because I just CANNOT stop hiring artists to draw these characters! πŸ˜‚It's too much fun to see the world of this series come to life!

This time around, I hired the absolutely amazing Dominique Wesson to draw SIX character cards -- two for The Hunter and the Mage, two for book 3, and two for book 4. I thought it would be fun to collect them as each consecutive book goes on sale!

For the pre-order giveaway for The Hunter and the Mage, the two character cards I'll be giving away are for Xander and Cassi :) Rafe and Lyana got so much love already (on all the covers, on the previous pre-order goodies), I thought it was time for my other two leads to take the spotlight! The art will be revealed on my Instagram page soon, but for now, here's a little preview that Dominique sent me of Rafe, who will be getting his own card later... *swoon*


This is just his face, but the full cards will be half-body from about the knees up! I can't wait to share the finished art!

If you already pre-ordered a copy of The Hunter and the Mage, be sure to fill out the form on this page to claim your goodies! And if you haven't...what are you wait for?! 

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I hope you guys love the new giveaways! 

Thanks! 




March 27, 2020

The Hunter and the Mage -- Cover Reveal!!

It’s the cover reveal day for The Hunter and the Mage! πŸ™ŒπŸ™ŒπŸ™ŒThis story has more magic, more action, and more dragons, and you’ll finally get to see the world beneath the mist as well as spend some time with its mysterious king—so I wanted the cover to reflect all of that! 

As with the first cover, the art was done by the amazing Salome Totladze (@morgana0anagrom on Instagram) and SHE TOTALLY KILLED IT!! 

I know, I know... I'm leaving you in suspense πŸ˜‚

Without further ado...

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THE COVER!


Let's see them side by side 😍😍

  

Here's the full book description in case you missed it:

Return to the world of The Raven and the Dove, where winged people rule the skies, a lost kingdom lives at sea, and two star-crossed lovers hold the fate of each in their palms. Perfect for fans of Sarah J. Maas, Sabaa Tahir, and Leigh Bardugo!

A mage written in prophecy…

When Lyana wakes in the Sea of Mist, adventure is the first thing on her mind. But between her unruly new magic and an unyielding young king, the world below comes with more responsibility than she ever dreamed. An entire civilization exists within the fog, and its survival depends entirely on her. 

A hunter forged in blood…

Adrift at sea on a ship full of strangers, Rafe fights to cope with his new reality. He'll do anything to return to the sky and the people he left behind. When a surprising offer comes his way, he instantly accepts, sparing no time to consider the consequences. 

Loyalties are tested and an ancient war begins anew…

With rebellion in her heart, Cassi defies her king and befriends the prince she's been ordered to kill. Oblivious to the threat, Xander welcomes her into his inner circle, determined to rescue his mate. As one works to help and the other to hinder, an ancient enemy stirs, forcing Cassi to choose between trusting the man who broke her heart and turning her back on everything she's ever known. 

The Hunter and the Mage will go on sale on September 21st, 2020! 

You can preorder the ebook now :)


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I hope you love the cover!! 

Leave a comment to let me know what you think!

March 9, 2020

The Raven and the Dove is ON SALE!!!

I'm so ridiculously excited to announce that The Raven and the Dove is officially on sale!!

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I first mentioned this book to you guys YEARS ago, back when it was just a kernel of an idea, so I'm completely thrilled to finally share these characters and this world with you all. If you don't know much about The Raven and the Dove, just picture aerial fight scenes, forbidden romance, elemental magic, court intrigue, masked balls, floating islands, dragons, and wings! Lyana, Rafe, Xander, and Cassi completely stole my heart, and I hope they do the same to you. I'm having an absolute blast writing their story :)

A bunch of early reviews for The Raven and the Dove have been rolling in, so I thought I'd share a quote I saw on Twitter this morning: 

"Utterly devastating in parts, this is a story that will burrow its way into your heart and have you gasping, sighing, smiling, and more. A YA novel that is bound to soar high in 2020."

The pre-order discount price of $2.99 will be extended through the end of this week, so now is a great time to grab your copy! It's also FREE in Kindle unlimited :)


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Four fates collide in this avian-inspired, epic fantasy retelling of Tristan and Isolde perfect for fans of Sarah J. Maas, Sabaa Tahir, and Leigh Bardugo!

A princess longing to be free...

On the dawn of her courtship trials, Princess Lyana Aethionus knows she should be focused on winning her perfect mate, yet her thoughts wander to the open sky at the edge of her floating kingdom. One final adventure calls. Upon fleeing the palace, the last thing she expects to find is a raven prince locked in a death match with a dragon.

A bastard aching to belong...

Reviled son of a dead king, Rafe would do anything for his beloved half-brother, Prince Lysander Taetanus, including posing as him in the upcoming courtship trials. When a dragon interrupts their secret exchange, he orders his studious sibling to run. After suffering a fatal blow, Rafe is saved by a beautiful dove who possesses forbidden magic, just like him.

Fate brought them together, now destiny will tear them apart...

Unknown to the world above, on the foggy sea ten thousand feet below, a young king fights a forgotten war. He believes Lyana is the queen prophesied to save the world, and with the help of his favored spy, hidden deep in the highest ranks of the dove royal house, he will stop at nothing to have her.

Three shocking betrayals. Two star-crossed lovers. One unforgettable journey. If you like fierce heroines, brooding heroes, forbidden romance, and action-packed magical adventures with twists you'll never see coming, don't miss The Raven and the Dove!


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Now, for some more fun, giveaways and tours!

If you visit my Facebook page, I'm hosting a $20 Amazon gift card giveaway :) Just like the post, leave a comment, and share it with your friends to help spread the word! 

There's also an AMAZING tour this week being hosted by the absolutely fabulous Fantastic Flying Book Club! Click here to check out the tour schedule and to follow along with all the stops. Or click here to visit the tour kick-off post and enter the $15 Amazon gift card giveaway! There's also an Instagram portion of the tour with a separate giveaway. Be sure to follow my Instagram page to follow along -- I'll be sharing all the posts in my stories!

Phew, that's all for now!

THANK YOU ALL!! Happy reading :)


January 1, 2020

Happy New Year! My 2020 Resolutions!

Happy New Year!!


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As a proud dog mom who did kiss her pup at midnight...I adore this gif! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚If you missed my year-end wrap-up for 2019, you can go read it now :) Today, I want to look ahead because 2020 is shaping up to be an incredible year! The excitement is already mounting for The Raven and the Dove, and I have so much more planned. I'm so ready to roll full-steam ahead into the new decade!

Without further ado...

My Top 5 Author Resolutions of 2020!



I've been talking about this book so much recently, I'm not sure what more there is to say except it goes on sale on March 9th, and I can't wait! Early reviews have been fabulous, and I'm so excited for everyone to read it! I'm deep into the manuscript for book two, and I've got so much more in store for these characters. This series is going to be a wild ride and I can't wait for you all to join me on the journey :)

Ebooks, paperbacks, and hardcovers are available to pre-order now. If you live in the US, you might want to check out the pre-order giveaway I'm hosting. And it'd be wonderful if you would add the book on Goodreads to help me spread the word :) Stay tuned for teasers and more reveals in the next few weeks!

2) Publish more audiobooks!


I absolutely love producing audiobooks! Listening to a narrator bring my characters to life is the most amazing experience—I can't get enough! I've heard so much talk that audiobooks are on the rise, and that they're the way of the future, converting more of my books into this format is a win-win. First, I'm planning to publish an audio edition of The Raven and the Dove, and then I'll return to my backlist :)

3) Sell more translation rights!


If you saw my 2019 round-up, you may have read that I sold my first foreign translation rights to Eksmo, a Russian publishing house. As an indie author, seeing my books translated and sold across the globe isn't something I ever imagined achieving. BUT now that I have, I want to sell more! I'm currently in negotiations with another foreign house, and I'm hoping to land a few more deals in 2020. Keep your fingers crossed for me!

4) Publish more hardcovers!



The Raven and the Dove is the first book of mine that has been available to pre-order as a hardcover, and holding that edition in my hands is so special. I'll never go back to paperback-only again! I'm in the process of publishing hardcovers of my Once Upon a Curse series (Gathering Frost is currently available). My goal for 2020 is to release hardcover editions of my entire backlist! 

5) Launch a new romantic comedy series!

This is my stretch goal for the year! Most of my time will be spent working on The Raven and the Dove (these books are so long!), but I don't want to forget my pseudonym. I have a fun idea percolating that's a play on The Bachelor—definitely a guilty pleasure of mine! I might not get a new book published this year, but I'm hoping to launch a cover and pre-order before the end of year!

Phew! Those are my top five resolutions!

It'll definitely be a busy year, but hopefully in the best way possible :) Like every year, I'm sure 2020 will hold its own surprises, and I can't wait to see what they'll be.

Since I'm a reader as well as an author, I also want to include my...


Top 5 TBR Books of 2020!

1) King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo


I'm a huge fan of the Grishaverse books and Nikolai was one of my favorite characters from the original trilogy, so I can't wait to read his new duology! I've heard amazing things!

2) Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson


This cover...need I say more? I've wanted to read this ever since the reveal. The reviews have been fabulous, so I'm eager dive in!

3) Well Met by Jen DeLuca


Enemies-to-lovers? Renaissance fair? What's not to love? The cover is so cute, and all the reviews I've read have said wonderful things. I'm so excited for a new rom com to fly through!

4) Regretting You by Colleen Hoover


Colleen Hoover is one of my favorites, so it's a no brainer I'm going to read (slash devour) her new release. It's on my kindle, so I'm picking this one up next!

5) House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J Maas


I'm super curious about Sarah J Maas's first official adult release. The cover is stunning, and all of her books always manage to draw me in. I can't wait to give this one a try!

And a few more because these covers are to die for!!

   
   

What books are you most excited to read in the new year?! Leave a comment below!