Dead Rising Sale

If you’re a total slacker and haven’t started the Templar Series yet, here’s one excellent reason to one-click: Book 1, Dead Rising is on sale this week only for 0.99.  Grab it quick before the price jumps back up to $4.99!
Bare Bones was released today, so you can binge-read all three books in the series, then wait impatiently for book four, Famine’s Feast, which will be released at the end of the year.  Enjoy!

Bare Bones – The Templar, Book 3

Four days and counting until Bare Bones is released!  In the meantime, you can pre-order the book HERE.  For now, the Templar series is only available through Amazon, and you can read it free through Kindle Unlimited if you’re a subscriber.  In August, the series will no longer be available through Kindle Unlimited, but will be distributed at other channels. So if you’re a KU subscriber, get it now!

Next on deck: Exodus, Imp Series Book 8 (Late July), and Book 1 of my new science fiction series, 20 Sectors – Two Souls (Mid September) Neither of these will be on Amazon pre-order, so make sure you’re subscribed to new release alerts so you don’t miss these two novels!

Just to get you hooked, here’s the first chapter from Bare Bones ———

Chapter 1

“So it’s a love charm?” Janice tilted the amulet, regarding it with a skeptical eye. The reporter was sprawled on my couch, her long legs propped up on my coffee table. She was wearing her usual trim slacks and well-tailored, button-down shirt, but the new copper highlights in her hair and mascara on her lashes heralded the significance of today’s activities.

We were going to find Janice a boyfriend.

Not that I was anybody’s idea of a matchmaker. Nor was I a posterchild for success in love. My last significant relationship had been over two years ago. Right now I was alternating between lusting over a vampire that I couldn’t have and sending mixed signals to one of my gaming friends. Continue reading

New Release – Dead Rising

It’s alive!!! Dead Rising, Book 1 in my new Templar Series, was released yesterday. You can get it at Amazon, and if you’re a member of Kindle Unlimited, then you can read it for free.

Last Breath, book 2, is in revisions right now and will go off to edit in February for a March 17th release date.  It’s available on pre-order HERE.

Which means in a few weeks I’ll be starting on book 3, Bare Bones.  Stay tuned for a cover reveal and release date on that one. After I have those 3 books out, I’ll be turning my attention back to Sam and book 8 of the Imp Series – Exodus.

Happy reading!


There’s a Templar in Town

Dead Rising, The Templar Series Book 1, is now available for pre-order at Amazon! This is a new series, different from the Imp World.  The first book will release January 15th, quickly followed by Book 2, Last Breath, in March.

Just to give you all a peek at the new series:

Chapter 1

The sun had set by the time I made my way out of the theater. Mist, heavy in the muggy summer air, made the streetlights seem as if they had halos of gold. Music thumped from a club down the block, and the faint aroma of steamy garbage hit my nose.

Baltimore. My new home. A city where it seemed the streetlights were the only things with halos.

The play had sucked. What had possessed me to go see an artistic rendering of the 1793 yellow fever outbreak in Philadelphia, set to Bernstein-style music no less? Ugh. Just, ugh.

I know what had possessed me. Boredom. It was Wednesday night. What else was I supposed to do? Certainly not hang out with friends or go on a date like normal people. No, I was watching people die in three acts. The actors, their careers, the audience. I think a little bit of my soul died in that theater.

And now I faced the prospect of driving through the less-desirable portions of the city, thinking about jaundiced, feverish people coughing up blood clots. Driving back to my tiny, ratty apartment, where I’d sit the rest the evening alone, sleeping and counting down the hours until I put on a scratchy polyester shirt and khaki pants, and went to my minimum wage job.

Why did I think this was a good idea? The whole thing, not just the crappy play. My days were one mind-numbing hour following the other. It was minimally better than the life I’d left back home. No wonder normal people turned to drink and drugs.

It was a sad commentary on my life that I felt a jolt of excitement to see a man standing beside my car, obviously waiting for me. He wore leather several shades darker than his skin with a chain belt. Kinky. Weird. If he’d have been a human, I would have pulled the mace out of my purse in preparation to defend myself. Since he was a vampire, I instead got out my car keys. Continue reading