I've been chasing this dream for years, and those who know, know it's been a struggle. But I do have a few bits to report.
Latest Release circa September 13:
(horror/supernatural zombie novelette)
Available at Amazon and other venues via Smashwords
The Celtic Stewards Chronicles.
(Fantasy romance series)
Druid Warrior's Heart (Celtic Stewards Chronicles, Book 2)
cover art by Boulevard Photografica
DRUID WARRIOR’S HEART (Celtic Stewards Chronicles, Book 2).
Available August 9, 2015, at Amazon and Amazon.UK and now in paperback from Createspace.
Add DRUID WARRIOR’S HEART to your Goodreads shelves here.
Passion’s Sacred Dance (2nd Edition) (Celtic Stewards Chronicles, Book 1)
Available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Itunes, Kobo, and Smashwords, and in paperback at Createspace.
Add to your Good Reads shelf here.
Drawing Down the Shades, the latest in the Antique Magic series and follow up to The Artist's Inheritance and Caitlin's Book of Shadows.
Business can be hell...
Life is good at Starfort Collectibles until the owners, Caitlin and Trevor Fulmer, acquire a beautiful statuette with a murky past. Shortly thereafter, mysterious hauntings wreak havoc on the couple when a ghost in the attic threatens retribution. Caitlin presses her coven for help before the ghost succeeds in meting out deadly punishment—on Trevor.
The book is available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Smashwords, and in paperback at Createspace.
Sing a Mournful Melody (Gothic short story)
Available at Amazon and now at Smashwords for all other ereader formats.
My Christmas novella, Murder upon a Midnight Clear
Available at Amazon. It is a Christmas themed romantic suspense with paranormal elements.
'Tis the season ... for death.
Murder reminds Detective Helene Collias of Holly PD that crime doesn't respect holidays. And the last victim she ever expected to find in her case files is the sister of her old flame, Sean Grant. Ordinarily, Helene's psychic gifts give her an edge but this time, that gift has short-circuited. Could her lingering attraction to Sean be blurring her abilities, or is something more sinister at work?
My debut, paranormal fantasy, novel The Artist's Inheritance is available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble and Smashwords. It's also in paperback from Createspace.
Cover art by Boulevard Photografica
The balance between good and evil can be an art… or a curse.
Trevor and Caitlin were once happy newlyweds, profiting from Trevor’s art. Until Trevor inherits his brother’s house, and with it, his part of a family curse. Now, Caitlin will stop at nothing to save her beloved husband from insanity and suicide, even if it means she must embrace her destiny and become a witch.
I've also released a follow up story to this series, called Caitlin's Book of Shadows.
cover art by Matthew Revezzo Designs
Something terrifying stalks Caitlin and her beloved Trevor. Something the bits and pieces she left claimed she had to make sense of--or so legend says. When the curator of their collection finds Caitlin's long forgotten diary, she wonders will it tell the whole tale? Will it tell why Caitlin seemed so determined to tell the difference between reality and nightmare even as she continued the fight to defend her family from evil? Will it explain why she thought her world twisted? If she really became a witch?
Perhaps the answer lies between the lines of her story, one of lessons, struggles, and the hopes she carried like a warrior's shield.
**This is a side (or supplemental, if you will) story in the Antique Magic series, a companion to The Artist's Inheritance (Antique Magic, Book One).
It too is available at Amazon and Barnes and Noble for free
My short-short story, "Orbital Kiss" (2009), won Tammy Kane's "First Kiss" contest, September 2009. (woohoo! ;))
"Bargain With the Mountain King", available in Crossing the River: An Anthology of fiction in honor of Sacred Journeys
It is available at Amazon
“No Such Thing as Dasher”, (a Christmas-themed little romantic story) released on my blog here, December 19, 2013.
“Cross-pollination” (a steampunk eco-fable) released, Summer Solstice, 2013 by Eternal Haunted Summer
"Passcode of the Gods" in Eternal Haunted Summer, Spring 2013
Heal Thyself in Eternal Haunted Summer, Winter 2012
June 2012: w/a JD Revezzo. "Bicycle Requiem" in Twisted Dreams Magazine. Available
at Lulu in Ebook and in print.
It's also available for you Nook users: at Barnesandnoble.com
Chrysalis Convictions, in Luna Station Quarterly, March 2012
“Maiden in Love In the Underworld”, released Winter Solstice, 2011, by Eternal Haunted Summer.
December 2011: w/a J.D. Revezzo, "What Sekhmet Keeps". Dark Things II: Cat Crimes, a charity anthology of cat-themed fiction, with proceeds going to various cat charities. If you'd like it, it's available in paperback at Amazon here, (Kindle version to come), released December 2011.
August 2011: "Mother Blood Sky", The Scribing Ibis: An Anthology of Pagan Fiction in Honor of Thoth, published by Bibliotheca Alexandrina. (This is a charity anthology with all proceeds going to various charities. If you'd like a copy, you can get it here. In case you're curious, this story has been revised and expanded from the version published in Twisted dreams in 2010.)
Part two of "Mistress of the Keys", Eternal Haunted Summer, Summer Solstice Issue. You may read the story here
"Mistress of the Keys (part one), Eternal Haunted Summer, Spring Equinox 2011 issue. You may read the issue here.
"House of Cards", Eternal Haunted Summer, Autumnal Equinox, 2010 issue
Revised and updated version available in Ebook for Kindle and Nook and from Smashwords
"Mother Blood Sky", Twisted Dreams, October 2010 issue. Available for purchase, in PDF, here or hardcopy, here.
"Light Nightmare", Twisted Dreams, October 2009
(You can get the issue here if you like. :))
"The Captain's Merciful Death", Feburary 2010, for Crossed Genre's compilation of "posted stories for Haiti relief" project
"Let The Lady Enter" (with Ami Clanton)--1989 The Obelisk, St, Petersburg Junior College.
"Plait of the Weaver"--1997 The Omnibus, The University of South Florida
Article on "The Magic of World Building ... for Romance Writers" in The Scarlett Letter, the newsletter of the Tampa Area Romance Authors, March 2010, then reprinted in The Love Knot, the newsletter of the Ottawa Romance Writers Association; in In Print!, newsletter for Houston Bay Area RWA®; and in the Monterey Bay Monarch e-News. It has also been forwarded to the Nola Stars Article Loop; the
Romance Writers of Atlantic Canada (RWAC) loop; the RWA® Greater Vancouver Chapter's eloop; and the Diamond State Romance Authors Craft Loop. *vbg*
Currently in submission:
One Paranormal Romance novel (PG-13)
Other Ongoing submissions:
various short stories
Finished but shelved:
A (very bad--teehee) Science Fiction mss(circa 1993), and one (likewise awful) YA/teen Fantasy mss (circa 1997). Neither one (thank god!) ever made it out of my house.
Independent Author Network
Magic Appreciation Tour
The Examiner--Tampa Book Examiner March 2009 to 2014.
Other contributions/writing experience:
Occasional co-editor of and former columnist, Occasional contributor to Crazedfanboy.com 2000-present.
Contributor to the defunct Net Sisters Forever's Literary Ladies committee literary ezine, 2001/2(?), contributor to Women With Integrity group zine 2004?
More to come.
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