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The Cursed Wand is FREE!

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I am offering The Cursed Wand FREE for the next five days!

I love this book. I’m not sure if it’s because I wrote it after my massive shoulder injury and I felt like a phoenix rising from the ashes after I was finished, but it was probably my favorite in this series to write.

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The Cursed Scepter is LIVE!

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I am excited to announce that The Cursed Scepter is now available for download! I decided to push myself and publish early due to the fact my amazing father will be undergoing surgery next week and I want to focus on family for a bit.

I hope you all enjoy the final book to the series and I wish you all happy reading!

 

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The Cursed Scepter:

 

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The Fae Witch Box set:

 

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00XK6SE4K

 

The Cursed Scepter Blurb and Release Info

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It’s almost here!

 

I am just putting the finishing touches on The Cursed Scepter, the fourth and final book of The Fae Witch Series. I know it doesn’t seem like it’s been a long time in the making, but to me, this was a story that was in my head for the past several years.

I’m also happy to say that I have pushed the release date up to May 19, 2015!

 

Blurb:

The Cursed Scepter.

Book Four of The Fae Witch Series.

In the final book of the best-selling series, Aston must risk everything to obtain the last instrument of power, the cursed scepter. Danger awaits her and her companions as they travel covertly into Aislinge so they can finally end this war once and for all.

Join Aston and Lucian’s final journey on this amazing quest!

 

 

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The Cursed Dagger is Released!

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The Cursed Dagger, book three of The Fae Witch Series is LIVE!

 

I am excited to finally share with everyone my new book and I thought I would give you all a little back story as to how I went about writing it these last few months.

I knew that this book was going to be a lot darker than the first two books in the series. I had prepared myself for it and I was ready to dive right in when I got the news that no one wants to hear.

My father went for a routine colonoscopy and hours later, they diagnosed him with stage four colon and liver cancer.

I think our whole family was shocked and for a few days we couldn’t even speak with one another. I just couldn’t believe it at first. My strong dad who had worked almost everyday¬†of his life was now¬†struck with cancer.

I¬†didn’t want to speak of it and then as I normally do, I lashed out in anger at my husband and mother. I know that they are the only two people that can handle my wrath and not hold it against me for too long so I suppose that’s why I chose them as my targets.

I tend to¬†act first and think later. I have always¬†let my emotions guide me and sometimes that isn’t such a good thing.

Once I let it out however, I was faced with the resolve that, like always, I was to be the strong one and the one to provide lightness and laughter to our current predicament. I was not going to treat my father any different nor was I going to sensor my self or my jokes.

I started writing The Cursed Dagger and it was there I could pour all my anger and frustrations out with my words on my keyboard. It was the best therapy that I could have ever had and I am thankful I have writing as an outlet to purge my soul otherwise I shudder to think what I would do to some poor being who caught me at a bad time.

My best friend told me that when she started reading the rough draft she could feel my anger and sadness in the story. I have to admit that it pleased me greatly that I had conveyed my feelings through my character so well.

Aston and her mental wellbeing is put through the ringer in this book. She has to deal with loss, sadness, and self-doubt. To be honest, writing her character was not easy. I cried more with this book than any other that I had written.

I also was surprised at how well Lucian’s character seems to grow as the story progresses and I think people will be surprised at the depth of his soul in this story. Long story short, Lucian grows up and he is unwavering in his support throughout Aston’s craziness.

I love how characters can evolve right in front of our eyes and I am always astounded when I read what I have written sometimes because there’s this little voice inside of me that shouts ‘I wrote that. I really wrote that.’

Call it my Sally Field moment, but it’s pretty awesome.

I hope that everyone enjoys the story and I happy to announce The Cursed Scepter is almost done and even though I will miss these characters, I am looking forward to the future!

You can download The Cursed Dagger here!

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Q & A with the author

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I love receiving questions via email and Facebook. There is nothing an author loves more than to answer questions about their work with people that truly are interested.

 

1) How do you write so quickly? I feel like you’re releasing books every few months.

It’s true, I do write fast, and I have been on quite a tear in the last year or so. I can only attribute it to the fact that it took me a long time to take this leap into writing and now I can’t seem to stop.

 

2) Your ‘Diary of an Indie Author’ blog posts seem to suggest you hate mainstream publishing, what do you have against them?

I have nothing against mainstream publishers. I respect and admire many of the publishing houses out there. I do not like it though when certain people in the publishing world take cheap shots at self-publishing authors. I do not take those insults lightly and I also feel the need to call them out on their remarks as it not only pertains to my profession, but also to other talented Indie Authors who work very hard.

 

3) What advice can you give to aspiring authors?

Write what you like and not what you think someone wants to read or what will sell. I cannot tell you how many times I have heard, ‘Oh, I’ve always wanted to write a book,’

OK, then what has stopped you?

It is not an easy profession nor can you expect a steady paycheck. You have to have a blinding passion to write a book and if you have it, then you’ll know what to do when you’re done because nothing will stop you from publishing.

 

4) Have you ever thought of writing something other than paranormal romance?

Yes, I have and I am happy to say that I will be exploring contemporary romance later this year.

 

5) What are your future projects?

I hate to answer this question because I, like many authors, are fiercely protective of our work and we don’t like to give too much away before we are almost ready to publish.

Right now I have finished the third book of The Fae Witch Series, The Cursed Dagger and I will be releasing it at the end of March. I also have finished part one of the final book in the series, The Cursed Scepter, and I hope to publish in May of this year.

I can say that I have an ambitious year planned as far as writing. I have a stand alone contemporary that I want to start on soon. I have the option to add four other books to the series, but it does not have to come out one right after the other so I can go back at my leisure if I choose.

I have a paranormal trilogy planned and I have already started working on my outline.

I have an idea of a two book series that is in the very early stages. The inspiration for it hit me like a bolt of lightening the other day and I can now think of nothing else!

 

6) Is it hard to balance motherhood and writing?

No, not at all. My three children come first and always will. My twin boys are almost 16 so they are pretty self-sufficient, yeah that was the sound of my heart breaking a little, and my daughter who is 8, is also very understanding. I honestly do most of my writing at night when everyone is sleeping so my work generally does not interfere with day-to-day life. The only times it stinks is when I have to get up early to get them to school after only sleeping for a few hours!

 

7) How do you come up with your ideas for a story?

That is such a hard question to answer. I find inspiration in everything around me. It could be a picture, it might be a phrase or a song. A writer notices details that others may dismiss and while they may stroll past none the wiser, a writer is already writing characters and plot lines in their heads.

 

8) Have you ever written about people you know?

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9) When will your books be in print?

My books can be in print right now, but I have chosen not to explore that option just yet. I suppose it’s because I feel¬†bad¬† that I would have to charge someone¬†$10- 12¬†dollars for a print version¬†of my work when they could download it for $2.99-3.99.

 

10) If you could meet one author, dead or alive, who would it be?

I don’t really drink, but I would have to say I would definitely knock back a few with Hemingway.

 

11) You always ask this in your interviews, so what’s the weirdest thing you have ever googled?

I’m a writer of paranormal romance so let’s just say I have googled some sketchy sh*t.

 

 

 

The Cursed Dagger: Blurb, Book Trailer, and Release date!

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I love working on book trailers with my boys, but I hate writing the blurb. I usually start out with a full page before I painstakingly whittle it down to just a few paragraphs. I hope everyone is pumped for the release. I went through quite an emotional hell with this one and I can honestly say that I have never cried as much writing any of my other books as when I was typing furiously away on this story.

Blurb:

Aston and Lucian happily settle into their new home together, but doubt, fear and an overwhelming sense of foreboding threatens to cast a shadow over their lives as Aston struggles to find the cursed dagger.

The ultimate sacrifice is made and one fateful decision changes the course of Aston’s existence, as well, as the curse upon her.

Journey to mythical realms, historic cities, and far away places as the hunt for the elusive cursed dagger comes to a dramatic conclusion!

 

Official Book Trailer:

 

Release Date: March 26, 2015 only on Kindle!

Are writers crazy?

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Are writers crazy? This is the question that I am pondering as I sit here itching to start my next book.

I finished the third book in The Fae Witch Series, The Cursed Dagger, this weekend. It has been an emotional rollercoaster and I am happy to be done with it because I need to get the story out of my head.

I always promote the steadfast rule of taking some time off, but I have a big problem.

I want to start work on the fourth and final novel of the series, The Cursed Scepter, right now. I cannot wait to continue this journey with the characters I have come to love. I want to write out their ending and have everyone else enjoy the completed story.

I also have a secret, a huge fat secret.

I have two other storylines in my head. One is a paranormal trilogy that I have been dreaming up for a long time and the other is something a little different, something outside my comfort zone.

I have decided to join in the fray and write my own contemporary novel.

There I said it out loud for all the world to hear.

A story hit me out of the blue a few months ago when I was going through my ‘I must read all the unread books on my kindle or I will die’ phase.

I read some truly wonderful, sexy books and I also read some what the hell was this person thinking when they wrote this and why on earth does it have all these five star ratings novels.

I get it fellow writers. Everyone is jumping on the fifty shades bandwagon and hoping for that bestseller and movie deal, but seriously? Some of these stories are ridiculous and quite frankly, have we lost the art of character development?

Do not get me started on the 60-80 page books that offer little substance.

I have written about my wariness of these short stories and if I read another book that goes like this I’m going to scream:

‘Hi, oh my God, I want you, lets have sex, I can’t be in a relationship, I can’t live without you, they fall in love and live happily ever after.’

Here’s the deal, I need more. I want to immerse myself in the train wreck that someone has created and watch every little detail unfold in front of me. I want to stay up late until my eyes are burning out their sockets. I want to feel and go through all of it, and I can’t do that in thirty minutes.

I’m not trying to put anyone down, but I have to be honest. I know that some people enjoy short stories or novellas because they don’t have time to invest in a good, long read, but I am not of those people because I literally have a need to be involved a lot longer otherwise you’ll lose me before I even get started.

This story has hit me like a freight train and I cant get it out of my mind. I have to write it or else it will fester inside of me. I started writing paranormal romance so that I could infuse a sense of realism into the completely unrealistic.

I want to do that now with a contemporary romance. I want to write about a real woman who is not going to put up with any domineering man and his penchant for BDSM. I want someone who is going to question this lifestyle realistically and not just go along for the ride.

Do you know why?

Because I have questions about all of this and I hope when I write the story those things will become clear to me. I want to write about real people that are not emotionally or physically scarred from a traumatic childhood event, but are somewhat normal and are the kind of people that I would be friends with.

So I came up with a plan. I am going to finish book four of my series shortly. After that is done I am going to try and write book one of my contemporary series and book one of my paranormal series.

I know, I can hear the groans from the peanut gallery. Are you nuts? Do you want your arm, neck and shoulder ever to heal?

Yes, I am crazy. I think all good writers have to be to write a book. I also believe that if we don’t write the stories in our head then how will we live with ourselves.

I love it when people tell me to take a break. I laugh it off because to try and explain the crazy will get me committed.

I don’t want to take a break. I want to write my stories and share them. I waited a very long time to do this and now that I am, I cannot stop my fingers from typing or my brain from creating.

As I was contemplating all of this today, I read a quote from the author Jodi Picoult… I know, I just totally rhymed there, right?

This quote sums up my feelings and instead of having diarrhea of the blog I should have just said this in the beginning:

 

I write because I can’t NOT write…If I have an idea circling in my brain and I can’t get it out, it begins to poison my waking existence, until I’m unable to function in polite company or even hold a simple conversation.’

 

Thank you.

That is exactly how I feel and I’m sure it is a quote that resonates with all of us crazy writers.

It’s not something we can control. The need to create is unlike any thing else imaginable. It seeps from our pores and it bleeds from our fingers as we write. We cry and we laugh. We become every character, even the psychos, because in the end, that is who we are and we can’t stop it nor do we want to.

That is our secret.

This year is going to be insane in the membrane, but I can’t wait to see how it ends.