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New Character Cards Added for Greybrow Serpent!

We’ve added new character cards to the “Meet the Characters” page on the website!

 

 

Click here to learn more about them and other Silver and Orchids characters.

And remember, you can pre-order Greybrow Serpent for only $0.99. (The price will go up to $3.99 after the book releases.)

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What’s that? A FIFTH Eldentimber Book?

FiveAnnouncementDo you remember how I said there would be no more Eldentimber books? I was wrong. Sorry about that.

The most amazing thing happened: Bran told me his story. The new king of Triblue will have his own book, and this one has the best surprise. I’ll give you a hint: It starts with an “M” and ends with “ermaids.” ;)

The book is in the planning stages now, and I hope to have it out by the end of the year, after the third Silver and Orchids book releases.

I’ll keep you posted!

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Coming June 16, 2017

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Greybrow Serpent

Silver & Orchids, Book Two

Available June 16, 2017

>>Click Here to Pre-order on Amazon for only $0.99<<

(Price will go up to $3.99 after the release)


The captain of the Greybrow Serpent is the last man Lucia’s willing to trust. But he’s the only one who can save her.

Lucia’s dreamed of finding Avery for a solid two months. In every one of her fantasies, the dashing captain has been on the deadly end of her dagger. Unfortunately, their reunion is not all she hoped it would be. The captain is back, but he comes bearing news: the Duke of Mesilca holds a grudge, and he’s set a bounty on their heads.

Now Lucia’s running from bounty hunters, partnering with a man with the morals of a snake, and forcing Sebastian to court Adeline in a desperate attempt to keep the innocent seamstress safe.

Captain Greybrow is the only one with a solid plan, one that will take Lucia into the heart of forbidden, siren-inhabited waters. But after Avery’s betrayal, can Lucia find a way to trust him again? It won’t be easy, especially when it appears the captain has yet another hidden agenda.

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Sayin’ No to Facebook – Two Week Update

I’ve been Facebook free for about two weeks now, and I’m so happy with my decision to quit the social media giant.

What I’m missing:

  • Facebook Messenger – I guess I’m lazy when it comes to texting, and I’d rather type a message on my computer than write one on my phone. I really, really miss this.

What I don’t miss:

  • Wasting hours scrolling through posts.
  • People arguing about nothing.
  • Worrying about whether or not I’m posting enough.
  • Worrying if people are even seeing my business posts.
  • Wondering if I should filter MORE money into advertising when I realize they aren’t.
  • Business and personal mingling — This makes me uncomfortable, and my husband and kids deserve their privacy. We have stuff we share with the world, but there are some things that should be family only. Because of the way Facebook is set up, it’s very difficult to keep this separate, especially when you start participating in multi-author events.

As you can probably tell, I’m not regretting leaving Facebook. I’m not saying there’s anything wrong with it, but it’s not for me.

And just so you all know, I still love to hear from you. I’m active on Twitter, and I’m trying to participate more on Instagram. You can also contact me right here on the website.

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Win a Signed Special Edition Paperback & More

Moss Forest Orchid is now available on Amazon!

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>>Click Here to View the Book on Amazon<<

To celebrate the release, I’m giving away a signed special edition paperback of Moss Forest Orchid and a swag bag full of series goodies.


To Enter the Giveaway:

1. Share a picture of Moss Forest Orchid on Instagram (either the paperback or the ebook cover on your device) between now and June 15th.

2. Use the tags #bookstagram and #MossForestOrchidGiveaway 

Open to international entries!

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Social Media and Productivity

Computers are tricky little things. I have everything I need to write right at my fingertips–Scrivener, dictionary, thesaurus, and easy access to random searches. There’s also time-wasting social media. I’m talking about you, Facebook.

Right now, I’m active on four social media platforms: Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram. I can get lost on Pinterest for hours, but I don’t drop in when I’m supposed to be working, so it’s okay. Twitter and Instagram don’t seem to be a problem. In fact, I’m hoping to become more active on them, especially Instagram. (I love you, Instagram!) But Facebook? It’s killing me.

Every time I get stuck in a scene, I end up there, browsing posts that are, in the majority, ridiculous or obnoxious. By the time I catch myself, I’m either irritated or my mind is numb.

I think it’s time Facebook and I part ways, at least for a bit. We need a break from each other. I’ll put an official post at the top of my page, letting readers know where to find me. For now, if you want to say hi (and I still hope you will), come visit me on Twitter or Instagram. Or you can contact me right here through my website.

 

 

 

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Meet Sebastian

Good morning, everyone!

I have another Moss Forest Orchid introduction for you today. Meet Sebastian.

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Age: Twenty-one

Family: Sebastian is an only child, and his parents passed away when he was seven. He was raised by his grandfather, Lord Seldon Thane. He carries a minor title from his mother’s side of the family, and he will eventually inherit his grandfather’s far more prestigious title, along with all the family’s land and investments.

From: Silverleaf, a small village near the large city of Reshire, in the province of Reginae

Occupation: Sebastian takes on odd jobs for the local shoppes, searching for art, artifacts, and rare alchemy ingredients with his business partner, Lucia. He also assists his grandfather with their various investments.

Strength: Practical and Efficient

Weakness: Stubborn and Bossy

Trivia: Though Sebastian would never admit it to Lucia, when he was young, he often wished he was part of her large, messy family.

You can learn more about Sebastian in Moss Forest Orchid, Silver and Orchids Book One

Available March 31st

View the Book on Amazon

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Weekly Photo Challenge – The Road Taken

I haven’t done a Weekly Photo Challenge in… I don’t remember the last time I participated, actually. But this week’s prompt looked fun, so I thought I’d jump in.

Here you go: The Road Taken

Telluride, Colorado – July 2016

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Want to join the fun? You can participate in Weekly Photo Challenge too! Check out the details here.

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Cover Reveal – Moss Forest Orchid

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It’s cover reveal time! We’re getting close, guys. The pre-order is up on Amazon, and the novelette prequel will be available next week.

Speaking of the novelette, if you want to read it first for FREE, join my newsletter. I’ll be sending out the email on Monday or Tuesday. I have all kinds of fun release goodies planned for the next month, so you don’t want to miss out.

Moss Forest Orchid

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Available March 31st

Pre-order for $0.99

(Price will go up after the release)

>>View the Book on Amazon<<

 

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Meet Lucia

What happens when a feisty adventuress, a lord looking to make his own way in the world, and a handsome sea captain set out to find Kalae’s rarest and most valuable flower?

Trouble, and lots of it.

Moss Forest Orchid releases on March 31st, and I have all kinds of fun stuff planned for the next month, including a new character graphic every week. This week is Lucia, the star of the Silver & Orchids series.

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Age: Twenty-one

Family: Eldest of six children. Her parents are chicken farmers.

From: Silverleaf, a small village near the large city of Reshire, in the province of Reginae

Occupation: Adventuress for Hire. She takes on odd jobs for the local shoppes, searching for art, artifacts, and rare alchemy ingredients.

Business Partner: Sebastian, her childhood friend

Strength: Determination

Weakness: Handsome sea captains


Cover Reveal & Pre-Order Coming Soon!

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