April 28, 2014

Yes, today I have ~various~ updates to share.

First, I'm hanging out with the fab folks at The Novel Approach today talking about working with the wonderful Ruxandra Lache on the Fairy Compacts series. I'll be revealing one of her illustrations here on the blog, and of course there will eventually be thumbnails of them all on the excerpts page, but one thing at a time, right? There's also an opportunity to win a copy of the second book in the series, Life as a Fairy Thrall. And don't forget, the first book, The Dangers of Fairy Compacts, is a free read.

Second, I have some reviews to share from the last few weeks, wee~

1. In Distress got 4.25 stars from Melanie over at Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words--and a really fantastic, thoughtful review. Thanks so much, Melanie. 
2. Equilibrium got 4.25 stars from Teresa at Prism Book Alliance--which just made me so happy. Sam and Hansen! My first babies. ♥
3. Elizabetta at Love Bytes gave In Distress 3.5 stars--and excerpted one of the silliest bits of the whole thing, which also makes me very happy. (Cum-cicles. IDEK sometimes, with Eddie. This guy.)
4. By the River got not-quite-4 stars from Sandra at My Fiction Nook: ...something to take with you to the beach on a hot Summer day to devour while the wind is in your hair and the sound of crashing waves in your ear. Awesome.

And I'm gonna hop over and visit Sandra next week, too, so I'll update when that happens. Until then, just over here finishing work on Fairy Bound to get the for Raven contributors their Special Editions asap. Everyone else, look for it late May. For now, there's some inspiring music that's just been added to the excerpts page. Excerpts themselves to come soon.

Cover reveal

April 23, 2014

After my month of social madness, I'm back for good and kicking the Fairy Compacts finale prep into high gear. It is my absolute pleasure to reveal the cover of the final installment, Fairy Bound, by the talented and fabulous Ruxandra Lache.

We decided to try a different route, going with--well, I won't spoil the story by explaining who or what lives in this lovely tree-house she's painted, here. I seriously cannot wait to reveal her internal illustrations to you either, but there are thumbnails of the ones she did for Life as a Fairy Thrall on the excerpts page, so definitely check them out there!

Next week I'll be doing a blog visit to talk some more about the book pre-release. For now, you can add the book to your goodreads shelf, if you like! The official blurb is there, too. ♥

WiP Wednesday

April 9, 2014

It's been a while since I've done this, but I think it's time for a WiP Wednesday snippet, this time from Fairy Bound. In this final installation, Tam and Aeron's last adventure in Faerie is coming back to haunt them. As in threatening their home, maybe their very existence. Not to mention there's still that little issue of reforging their bond...

Tam thought about it for a while, then finally, about halfway home, said, “We could just move.” It was hard to get out, but it was the only solution he could see. It seemed inevitable that Suchi had been telling people—well, the truth. Tam kept a fairy lover at his house in the woods. And he couldn’t blame her, considering what she’d been through. What else could they do?
“I saw that,” said Aeron.
Tam frowned. “Saw what?”
“Under here.” Aeron reached out and tapped Tam on the chest, just to the left. “The way your heart cracked when you said it.”
Tam blinked against a sudden burning sensation in his eyes.
“This has always been your home,” said Aeron, as if it were really that simple. “It will always be your home.”
Tam wanted to agree, wanted to believe. But, “I would choose you over it any day. And there's nothing we can do, if Suchi tells everyone.”
“We're hardly powerless.”
Tam frowned even harder.
Aeron said, “Perhaps I could live in the tree-cellar for a while. My kind prefer underground, after all.”
“For sleeping.” The thought of Aeron hiding himself any more than he did, of him not coming out into the garden, not being able to even stretch his wings when he already couldn’t flybout properly, lit an angry fire in Tam’s middle. He straightened his spine and stuck out his chin, resolved. “No. You're right. We're not powerless. I'm being silly.”
“As usual,” said Aeron, a slight smirk pulling at his pretty lips.
“You love it,” came out before Tam could stop it. They hadn’t said it again, not since that night when Aeron had told him that he didn’t know what love was.
But Aeron just smiled and said, “Yes. I do.”

Drama! Danger! Wingsex! Coming at the end of this month!. I'm off this weekend, but when I return I'll have a cover to reveal. Yay! In the meantime, don't forget Book 1, The Dangers of Fairy Compacts, is totally free, and you can get Book 2, Life as a Fairy Thrall, for just $1.99.

And in other news, in celebration of the new Missed Connections books, LI has put In Distress and Marie Harte's Stepping Out on megasale, so check it out on the Daily Deals page this week.

Weekend Update

April 4, 2014

Happy Captain America Weekend! Well, that kind of gives away my plans for it, huh? Sadly I was not in the midnight showing crowd last night, but my best friend will be here tonight, and we're going tomorrow, so hey. I win!

A few exciting things are going on right now though, so here's a quick update:

Thing 1. The Blogger Girls were kind enough to host me as a guest blogger this week! I'm here talking about nerdlove... which is a thing of mine, clearly. There's an opportunity to win a copy of In Distress, too, so please check it out. Thanks, Blogger Girls!

Thing 2. While In Distress was making its debut, I've been hard at work on my next book. I'm about a year late on this, for which I apologize (and will continue to apologize) profusely, but at long last the final installment of the Fairy Compacts series, Fairy Bound, is coming together. I'm polishing off the big climax now--and polishing up the rest shortly after, and hope to have to have the special editions to the For Raven contributors before the end of the month.

What's so special about it? Well, it has an extra illustration, of course! Ruxandra Lache, so who so beautifully illustrated Life as a Fairy Thrall, is back on board and wow, are her sketches utterly gorgeous. She's outdone herself again, truly, and I cannot wait to show them to you.

Never fear, though, those who weren't around for the For Raven campaign will still get her cover and two fantastic illustrations in their edition, as with Fairy Thrall, which will be available a week or two later. So definitely hop on board for the end of Tam and Aeron's story. It's a big one, and I'll be talking more about it in the coming days.

Let the Captain America Party begin!

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