I’m aware some readers have been wondering about a sequel. I updated my FAQ’s a few days ago, but I figured it would be wise to make this post. In case you haven’t read my FAQ’s, I’ve decided not to continue The Howling Heart. It wasn’t intended to be a series, but after reading reviews from my older tours, I was going to wait until all my tours ended before I finalized a decision on a sequel. I changed my mind, because one of my decisions for the new year was to stop writing. I was tired of being on the fence about the sequel and waiting to see what happens with the book. I had to face the fact that for a long time, I didn’t have the passion to write and I don’t get motivated anymore. Most importantly, it’s not fun to write like it used to be. I’m sorry to disappoint those who are wondering what happens next with Riley & Paige or Quinn, but The Howling Heart will be a standalone book. People will have to take it for what it is.
Congratulations to Michelle Adams for winning the giveaway for my tour with Tribute Books. She’ll receive a signed paperback of The Howling Heart, $25 Amazon gift card, and a custom-made one-of-a-kind wolf necklace designed by artist Sandi Baker.
I’ve been made aware three winners were selected for the contest instead of just one. I contacted the tour organizer to let her know the three prizes were supposed to be awarded to one person. I’ll post a winner’s announcement once I get the issue resolved.
Happy New Year to everyone! And with the new year, the giveaway has ended for my book tour with Tribute Books. I’m waiting for my tour organizer to send me the winner’s name and e-mail address. I’ll be awarding one person a signed paperback of The Howling Heart, a $25 Amazon gift card or Paypal cash, and a custom-made one-of-a-kind wolf necklace designed by artist Sandi Baker. Stay tuned for the winner’s announcement!
My fourth and final short story, A Dark Scandal, was released today in e-book. It’s categorized as historical paranormal romance. I updated the Books page with a few buy links. Each retailer is selling it for 99 cents. This is the first story I’ve written in third-person. It was challenging since all my other books are written in first-person. It was also fun, especially writing from a male’s perspective which I’ve never done. As a writer, it’s always good to try something different. I ventured into vampire territory with this book. I’ve never published a book about these mythical beings, but after writing about angels, gods, and werewolves, I figured I’d try to add a unique twist to vampire lore, too.
My publisher has A Dark Scandal available for pre-order on their website. The price for the e-book is 99 cents! I added the book to Goodreads and there’s a link on the Books page. I can’t wait until next Saturday when it’s officially released!
Congratulations to Natasha D. for winning the giveaway from my book tour with Goddess Fish Promotions. She’ll receive a limited edition white wolf dreamcatcher that showcases the artwork of Eddie LePage. His vision of wolves is vividly recreated on real tanned leather, which is then hand-tied with leather lacing to a sculptural faux birchbark dreamcatcher frame. The frame is decorated with real feathers, beads, leather fringe, sculpted conchos, and a hand-strung dreamcatcher at the bottom. I’ve already contacted Natasha, and I can’t wait to mail the prize to her. The image really doesn’t do the dreamcatcher justice. It’s really beautiful, and I hope she likes it.
I will be having a month-long blog tour with Enchanted Book Promotions from Jan 6 to Feb 6. There will also be a tour-wide international giveaway of a $25 Amazon gift card and an e-book copy of the book. If you’d like to be a tour host, please click the banner below.
I’m happy to share the official cover for my upcoming short story, A Dark Scandal. This was sort of a collaborative effort. I chose the image, and Dawné Dominique did the graphic design. It will be released in e-book on December 21st by Secret Cravings Publishing. I’ve updated the Books page with a book display and blurb. I’ll add an excerpt on a later date.
I’ll be touring with A Little Bit of R&R to promote The Howling Heart today through Saturday. Please be sure to follow the blog tour for reviews, interviews, and excerpts! Click on the banner below to see the schedule.
I was recently interviewed on Parajunkee and talked about my latest release, The Howling Heart. After I read my answers again, I realized I made a mistake when I stated Varulv were descended from the 12th century. It’s because I was using the old book blurb that mentioned the same incorrect information. It was actually the 13th century, and that is what’s written in the book. What can I say? Sometimes I forget what the hell I write.
Update 12/16 – I’ve included a picture of the bracelet designed by Terri Davis at JewelryforPaws.
Xpresso Book Tours is organizing a Reviews-Only blog tour for The Howling Heart starting January 27th. There will be a tour-wide giveaway opened to US residents of a signed paperback and a one-of-a-kind custom-made Pandora bracelet designed specifically for The Howling Heart. I’ll post a pic when it’s ready. If you’d like to sign up as a tour host, click the banner below.