Off the Grid

I’m leaving all this behind for a week and journeying to Wyoming, where some friends and I will head oOffice smut on horseback into the mountains.  We’ll be out there six days – camping and eating food that I’m assured will be better than dried beans and grill Spam.  I’m no stranger to minimalist camping, although I may sneak a box of wine into my saddlebag.  What does give me heart palpitations is that there will be no cell service or place to plug in my laptop.

The draft of Angel of Chaos is coming together, and I’m thrilled with how this book is turning out.  My trip will give me some extra time to mull things over in this novel, and research a paranormal romance I hope to write around the end of the year.

Expect a blogpost with some beautiful pictures when I return.  If I return.  I’m told the outfitter is supplying us with bear repellent.  I’m hoping they also supply us with rifles, because I can’t imagine bear mace doing anything besides pissing an 800 pound Grizzly off.

Happy Trails!

Angel of Chaos Cover Reveal

Angel of Chaos cover smallWell, technically it’s not a cover reveal since my banner has it off to the side, and my impish Debra’s Demons couldn’t restrain their enthusiasm.  But here it is – one of my favorite covers by Phatpuppy Art and Bookish Brunette.


Samantha Martin didn’t want the title of Iblis and all the hellish responsibility that comes with it.  She sure as heck didn’t want these feathery angel wings permanently affixed to her back– although those have their perks.  She especially doesn’t want all the extra projects the Ruling Council keeps dumping on her plate.

Tricked into protecting a pregnant woman, Sam discovers that her hasty vow came with a whole lot of strings attached – strings that make her question her trust in Gregory.  In order to keep her promises, she’ll need to rely on old friends as well as a house full of unlikely allies.

As if that weren’t enough chaos for an imp, the angels finally find proof that werewolves are Nephilim – the descendants of fallen angels. An entire race is facing extinction and their only hope for salvation is an angel from Hel.


I never know which to reveal first, so in the spirit of ripping off the band-aid (or duct tape), here’s the Bad News:

Angel of Chaos will be late.  I’d hoped to have it available by the end of August, but the official publication date is October 13th.  It’s shaping up to be a great book, and if it’s ready earlier, I’ll release it early.  I’ll also put it up on iTunes for pre-order by late-August, as I’ll know by then if an early release is possible.

I know I’ll wind up naked and restrained in Aaru for this one.  Hopefully Gregory will keep me company.

Good News: There will be four more Imp Series books.  Four.  They’ll feature Sam and Gregory, tackling Big Problems together.  I’ve already done the photo shoot and have all four covers designed, and WOW are they amazing!

Book 7 (not yet titled) will be released in 2015.

Hopefully that mitigates my punishment a bit.  Do you think Gabriel will take it easy on me?

Elven Blood Audio Edition Coming Soon!

Elven Blood CoverAngela Rysk, my narrator, has begun uploading chapters for edit, and we’re both hoping to have Elven Blood available on audio by the end of August – maybe sooner!  That will make the first three books of the Imp Series available on audio.

After that, Angela will get right to work on Devil’s Paw. We plan to have the first five books in the Imp Series up by the end of the year.  So all you listeners be ready!  I’ll announce on my website when they’re up for sale.

New Release: Demons of Desire

I think there must have been some mighty good donuts in the Amazon break room today, because they were the ones holding up today’s announcement.  We hit “publish” at 3am EST on July 21st, and everybody (even the paperback) had it up and running loooong before the Kindle edition was available. But FINALLY, here it is!  A spin-off series from my Imp Series featuring Amber.  It’s got romance, sex, humor, and all the usual kick-ass paranormal stuff my readers have enjoyed from my other books.

Amber’s succubus desires are driving her, as well as every man within a five mile radius, crazy – and, Irix, the sexy incubus sent to tutor her, isn’t helping one bit.  Determined to find some balance in her life as well as get away from his tempting presence, she hops a plane to visit a college friend in New Orleans. 

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 But the Big Easy is anything but restful.  Two powerful witch covens are battling over the mighty river and the potent ley lines that run through the city.  Amber discovers her half-elven heritage may just resolve their differences, but the covens have other ideas.  She knows she can restore the elemental energy to balance, but it’s not easy to play peacemaker when her succubus side wants to drown the whole city in a tide of lust. There’s nowhere Amber can run to escape the siren-call of her demon nature, and no where she can run to escape the seductive incubus who won’t seem to take “no” for an answer.







A Week at the Beach

Assawoman BayIt’s summer, and therefore time for our annual family pilgrimage to pay homage to sand and surf.  Trust me, taking three boys to the beach isn’t exactly a relaxing vacation.  17yo brought a friend a long, and I only saw them in the mornings, passed out in the living room with the TV running infomercials. (The one on vacuums was especially amusing.  I hoped that some subliminal message would sneak into their brains and they’d wake up wanting to do household chores.)

Coconut pancakesThe almost-8 year old, and 5 year old were another matter entirely.  Food, pool, beach, arcade, putt-putt, laser-tag.  Thankfully my mother came with us, so when the youngest was tired of the beach, she could take him in.  This left me only one child to watch.  I paced anxiously along the surf’s edge for hours, cheering as he caught waves on his boogie board, and waving him in when he got too far out.  He’s going to be my little surfer.  And rock climber.

View from our roomIn the evenings, Mom and I would sit out on the porch and watch the sun set over Assawoman Bay as we read.  Once the kids were snug in bed, I snuck in some work on Angel of Chaos.

Now it’s back to business.  Demons of Desire releases July 21st, and I’ve got some blog interviews and reviews scheduled for the 28th.  I’m thrilled with how this book turned out.  I hope you will be too!