Friday, November 30, 2012

First Five Friday: The Prophet and the Crown 1: The Fallen

Chapter 5 

            The drive to Atlanta took almost four hours because of construction.  The men stopped for lunch at a chain restaurant.  Ari goggled at the seeming hodgepodge of decorative accoutrements covering every spare foot of wall space.  Sports equipment, movie memorabilia, children’s toys, road signs, and hundreds of framed prints and posters.  The sheer chaos of things screwed to the walls made his head swim.   

Release date not yet determined

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Release Date for Willow in the Desert

Ta-da!  I have a beautiful cover for my next book release, Willow in the Desert, the sequel to The Willow and the Stone.  Big thanks to Erin Dameron-Hill for her gorgeous work.
Willow in the Desert will be released on January 4.  I will be sharing more information as the date nears.  Of course I’ve been posting little teases and excerpts for awhile now, and there will be even more of that in the weeks to come.
Unfortunately, the availability of the first book, The Willow and the Stone, is extremely limited.  Due to problems with its publisher, you can only get it as an ebook through Amazon and Smashwords.  Print copies are no longer out there.  This will probably be the continued state of things until I get the rights back in a couple of years.  Fortunately, I have written the sequel in such a way that you will not have to have read the first book to understand what is going on.  So if you’re interested in Willow in the Desert, don’t hesitate to pick it up and enjoy it!  It will be available via Kindle, Nook, Smashwords, and in print.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Six Sentence Sunday - The Prophet and the Crown 1: The Fallen (WIP)

            Rage.  Damn you, Jack.  It’s just like you to leave a mess behind for everyone else to clean up.
            He could kill his brother for this final blistering agony if the bastard wasn’t already dead.  But they’d all known it would end this way, didn’t they?  It had only been a matter of time. 

Release date not determined

Friday, November 23, 2012

First Four Friday - Lilith’s Return

Chapter 4 

            Colwyn had gone out to buy a few needed supplies, leaving Alex to pack the religious articles the Segreto would need for the coming battle.  Icons of Christianity for all the humans, plus the fetishes of other religions for the demi-demons and herself.  The faith in one particular deity didn’t matter, she had discovered.  It was faith itself that proved lethal against demonkind, and especially against Lilith.   

Releasing Summer 2013

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Six Sentence Sunday - Lilith’s Return

Lena hugged Alex and wrinkled her nose at the rotten-egg sulfurous scent surrounding her.  “Been getting up close and personal with the dying damned again, Mom?”
She received a scowl for her little joke.  “Please don’t give your father something else to bitch at me about.”
Dad’s thunderous look was back.  “Oh, I smelled that shit on you.”

Releasing June 2013 

Friday, November 16, 2012

First Four Friday - Lilith

Chapter 18

                 “Damn it!  How did they know I was here?”
                Lilith lurched about the motel room located in the small community of Bayboro, fifteen miles from New Bern.  She clutched her abdomen even though the pains of her near-miscarriage were finally receding.  The half-human leech was recovering, thanks to its demon blood. 

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Sunday, November 11, 2012

Six Sentence Sunday - Lilith

            Alex got out of the truck.  The cold bit into her with rat's teeth. The night seemed alive; she could even hear a whisper of breath.  Her eyes probed the dark, searching.  Under the trailer something moved.  The next instant a creature the size of a black bear hurled itself out of the shadows toward her. 

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Friday, November 9, 2012

First Five Friday - Willow in the Desert (WIP)

Chapter 6 

Night fell like a dread cloak over the desert, bringing dropping temperatures.  Carli never failed to marvel at how cold the desert could become.  She huddled in her coat as she and Leo walked hand in hand to the west end of town, her slung AR-15 swaying under her arm.  Her backpack was heavy with mostly ammo and water.  The food rations were light; she’d be hungry for the majority of this trip.   

Releasing January 2013

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Six Sentence Sunday - Willow in the Desert (WIP)

“Monsters!  Alien monsters!  All over the town!”

The frenzied words came clear as Elijah neared Exam Room One.  He grabbed Betty’s shoulder, stopping her a few feet from the room’s closed door.  “Is he violent?”

Releasing January 2013

Friday, November 2, 2012

First Five Friday - The Willow and the Stone

Chapter 16 

            Carli opened her eyes to darkness tinged with a sickly green color.  The olive hue pulsed like a throbbing toothache.
            She inhaled and gagged on the stench of something evil and long dead.  The air not only reeked, it tasted foul.   

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