A Peek Behind the Curtain

It’s been a busy summer, with multiple family trips and some extra work at the day job loaded on. I’m about halfway through revising Loving A Deathseer, the third book in the Jaiya Series. It can be tricky because Deathseer was the first thing I wrote in the Jaiya universe, back in 2010, and I hadn’t worked out all the details of the world-building yet.

For instance, Marrying A Monster (written in 2013, published in October 2016) and Waking The Dreamlost (written in 2016, published February 2017), both take place in a world in which people with superhuman powers and angelic bloodlines drive cars and talk on cell phones to inhuman insect-people, in between fighting terrorists, drug dealers, and eldritch monsters who hate the human race.

I originally wrote Deathseer as having a more dieselpunk setting, with fantasy elements to offset the lower technology level. For instance, palantir-like objects called “viewglobes” served as tv sets, radios and cell phones. Here is the rough draft (typos and all) of a scene I just finished revising and expanding. The new version is about double the length, and unlike the version below, does not involve a newsreader broadcasting his report to a giant crystal ball….

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A little July fun with $0.99 books!

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A little July fun! The Science Fiction writer Patty Jansen has pulled together over a hundred books on sale for $0.99 in the Science Fiction and Fantasy genres, from across all the major ebook stores.

You’ll find Marrying a Monster listed under Urban Fantasy. This sale starts today and continues through tomorrow. Some of the books are at $0.99 for the long term, but others are only on sale for these two days, so click here to check them out!

Looking for Beach Reads this June?

It’s that time of year again, when we all load up our ebook readers with some fun novels to read on vacation. There’s some great promotions going on out there….


Dean F. Wilson is overseeing a giveaway of free books, short stories and sample chapters, all science fiction or fantasy, all available on Instafreebie. “Lost in a Dream,” the prequel story to Waking the Dreamlost, is included. Click here to check out the list!

If you like thrillers, David Neth has you covered. He’s rounded up a bunch of thriller titles in a variety of subgenres, from all the major vendors…and they’re just $0.99 each, today and tomorrow. Click here to be taken to the list for some fast paced beach reading!

April Showers Bring Instafreebie Giveaways!

As you may know, steampunk writer Dean F. Wilson is currently hosting a group giveaway on Instafreebie, of free science fiction and fantasy books, short stories and sample chapters. You can find a sample chapter from my first book, Marrying A Monster, as part of the giveaway. There is also a page for related works on sale, just $0.99 apiece, and Marrying A Monster is there too. Just click on the links above to check out all the books you can get for free or for $0.99!

So many good deals on St Patrick’s Day!

Regina Welling is once again hosting a sale of clean paranormal/suspense books on her website, in a variety of genres from mystery to fantasy to romance. All of them, including my novel Waking The Dreamlost, are just $0.99! If you’re in the mood for a more cleancut story with little or no cursing or explicit violence or sex, you know that at times it can be tricky finding something you like in these genres, so check the sale out here!

As you may know, steampunk writer Dean F. Wilson is currently hosting a group giveaway on Instafreebie, of free science fiction and fantasy books, short stories and sample chapters. You can find a short prequel to Waking The Dreamlost as part of the giveaway. There is also a page for related works on sale, just $0.99 apiece, and of course Waking the Dreamlost is there too. Just click on the links above or the images below to check out all the books you can get for free or for $0.99.

New Novel Released!

Someone is stealing Itana’s memories, and the young woman doesn’t even know it. Her only chance of escape from the forces toying with her mind is her new bodyguard, a former soldier named Marish. But their love for each other could blind them to the dangers surrounding them, and leave Itana trapped without her memories forever!

Hello there! After several months of hard work, I am pleased to announced that my second novel, Waking the Dreamlost, is available online now. The hero of Dreamlost is the brother of Monster‘s hero, and both books are set in the country of Jaiya, in a world not quite like ours. You can read a short prequel to Dreamlost for free here.

You can find the book itself at major ebook stores all across the internet, such as AmazonNookiBooksKoboScribd, and Google Play. It is also available (in English) at stores like FNACDoganBajalibros, Ebooklife, and Hugendubel.

If you haven’t gotten the chance to read Marrying A Monster, the first book in the Jaiya Series, it is available at all the same vendors as Dreamlost. Just click here to be taken to the vendor of your choice, or here to download a free sample chapter.

Happy St Valentine’s Day! Romance Novels on Sale!

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Happy St. Valentine’s Day! Fantasy author David Neth has put together a promotion showcasing romance novels across all the major ebook vendors, all priced at $0.99 from February 12 to 13. Just click here to be taken to the main promo page, and then click on the store symbol of your choice beneath the banner. There are also links to the print and audio editions of the sale books, although not all of these are discounted.

My first novel, Marrying A Monster, is part of the promotion, and will continue to be on sale afterwards as well, but some of the other books will be going back to full price on the 14th. Be sure to click here to check out all the sales!

Science Fiction and Fantasy Books On Sale!

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The Science Fiction writer Patty Jansen has pulled together over a hundred books on sale in these genres, and sorted them by store: basically, you click here, and then beneath the banner you click on the store symbol of your choice (Amazon, Nook, Kobo, etc) and then you can see the books available in each store.

I’m very grateful to Patty for doing all this work, and very glad for the chance to participate in this sale, which runs today and tomorrow. (You’ll find Marrying A Monster listed under Fantasy Romance.)
This sale starts today and continues through tomorrow. Some of the books, like my own, are at $0.99 for the long term, but others are only on sale for these two days, so be sure and check them out!

Paranormal/Romantic Mysteries and Thrillers on Sale

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Do you like cozy mysteries or sweet romances? With a paranormal angle or without? Regina Welling, author of several paranormal cozies, has put together a promotion listing a number of books in these genres, all on sale for $0.99 on Amazon. My first novel, Marrying a Monster, is part of the promotion, but there are quite a few other books available as well. Just click here if you feel like checking out the sale!