A little Gothic–er, fun–now available at all venues.

For those of you who don’t have Kindles, and might be waiting for something new from me, I’m pleased to announce my Gothic, horror-y short story, Sing A Mournful Melody, is now available at Smashwords. It should be filtering through to their various venues (Itunes, etc) shortly. If you have been waiting and would like to read this new (ish) short story, you can get it here.

Sing a Mournful Melody, Gothic, short story

What’s the story about? Well, I’ll tell you. It’s about a widow and a very strange visitor she has one night.

The synopsis goes something like this:
At the turn of the 20th century, tragedy has left Maribelle grief-stricken. After her beloved husband is murdered, his body disappears from his crypt. Worse, ghostly voices call from the widow’s Graphophone. Is she losing her mind, or does something wicked this way come?  

Scatterbooker had a review of it in recent months, as well as A Woman’s Wisdom,  and Reading the Paranormal, if you’d like to refresh your memory.

If you’d like to check it out, you can get it at Amazon, and now, Smashwords. I hope you’ll enjoy it. :)

#Free Scares for Friday #supernatural short story

Hi folks. I hope you’re having a good day. I am so far. Just wanted to pop in here and let you know I’m having a little giveaway. My historically-set dark fantasy short story House of Cards (Reign of Tarot #1) is Free on all Amazon venues today. If you’re in trouble, (and can’t call the Ghostbusters!) can you really bargain with fate and win? That’s what Sinjon (the hero of this story) is about to find out. Does he? You’ll have to read to find out!! House of Cards cover art

AN HISTORICAL PARANORMAL, TAROT-INSPIRED SHORT STORY

Can you gamble with Fate?

A young nobleman and tarot reader flees the Reign of Terror in 18th century France to find himself dragged into a hellish underworld wherein he is put on trial by a demon tribunal for crimes he never committed. Can he escape his fate, one worse than the guillotine?

Meanwhile, I’m still waiting for some edits for editing the follow up to House of Cards. (yes, there will be a follow-up). The second installment will be along…when it’s along. Until then, you can pick it up today for free, here. I hope you enjoy Sinjon’s story.

Friday news and reviews one day early.

I wanted to wait until Friday, I really did! But this is too exciting. In recent days, I got a fabulous review for my latest short story Sing a Mournful Melody from a very cool blogger, Bodicia of A Woman’s Wisdom. She called the story: Very atmospheric and nicely crafted.

:) Thank you, Bodicia!

You can see her full review here.

Sing a Mournful Melody, Gothic, short story

 

Blurb:

At the turn of the 20th century, tragedy has left Maribelle grief-stricken. After her beloved husband is murdered, his body disappears from his crypt. Worse, ghostly voices call from the widow’s Graphophone. Is she losing her mind, or does something wicked this way come?

 

If you’d like to check the story out, it’s available at Amazon.

Nanowrimo’s Antique Magic

I couldn’t fit this in earlier because we’ve been busy, busy here, but I’ve successfully passed the 50k word mark in the rough draft of the forthcoming Antique Magic novel, Mourning Dove Locket. Winner-2014-Facebook-Profile *happy snoopy dance* What’s this “win” mean? Nothing, in the scheme of things, it just means I finished yet another …this year. In fact what it really means is I’ve written over 100,000 words since August! Yes, this August. Which actually means probably closer to 150k (or more) counting Changeling’s Crown and a few things you haven’t seen yet, for the entire year. No, I’m not kidding in the slightest. The other thing about MDL? The thing that is now the book was written not in 4 weeks, but three. I almost didn’t make the official count because there were a few days there when my hands/shoulder hurt so bad I couldn’t do much typing at all. This, my children, is the bane of modern writing. (Did you know even Tolkien was incapacitated this way, at times while writing Lord of the Rings?) In fact, there are still scenes in my notebook from those few days that haven’t made it into the manuscript file.

Yes, that’s right. That makes MDL even longer than its official count of 52k. God knows how long it will be when it’s finally finished. I don’t recommend this typing pace at all, mind you for a lot of reasons, many of which my friend Jo laid out here. With or without this prompt, I’m a born writer; once I was bitten by the bug, I have very rarely ever stopped. But yeah, I get scattered and sometimes I have to force myself to sit down and finish something rather than work on this shiny new thing here. A long, long time ago, I ran across a Behind the Music about I think it was GooGoo Dolls and the singer said that he had the same trouble with writing his songs. He called it working writer’s block.

Once I realized that, I went back to Isaac Asimov’s example and decided not to worry about it when I switched projects. It actually helps my plotting to beg off one story to work on another for a while. (Which, to my beta readers and editors, this is why I have a steady stream of manuscripts to send your way). So what does that all mean? It means, sleep means just an annoying break in my writing. So does eating, playing, social media, knitting, and blogging. ;) I’m a writer, I write, therefore I am. I’m not going to stress myself out about getting down a full manuscript tip to toe in one sitting. It doesn’t matter when a book is finished, just so long as it is. As for MDL, the first draft is not quite finished. maybe another few weeks of sitting down and typing might be needed.  Right now I’m taking a little break on it to revise and get another ready to go to my editors and beta readers. After that, the edits, revisions, and so forth on MDL will commence, but the book that consumed me and frustrated me this year is almost finito! What are Caitlin and co. getting up to this time? Oh, plenty more mysterious mischief! Stay tuned for more on its emergence from the nest…probably sometime in the coming year, if all goes well (*knocks on wood*).

For those of you that tried, but didn’t hit 50k, that’s fine too. You have more in your manuscript than you did before–and that too, is an accomplishment. Don’t walk away from it now. Keep writing until you hit the end and happy holidays.

Another Sexy Moment ~ @MySexySaturday #MySexySaturday #Saturday7 #MSSAuthors

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Here’s my week’s offering for My Sexy Saturday–another sexy moment.

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Briak shifted behind her and she felt his warm breath on her neck. She gulped and shut the basket. Turning to seek out water, she landed against Briak’s broad chest.

Ianthe blinked up at him, surprised, startled, and pleased all at once. “Hi.”

“Hi,” he said.

“I need to get the water if I’m going to finish this coffee.”

“How do we keep ending up like this?” he said in a soft voice. “Last night you needed egg salad and I was in your way.”

“Yes you were.” Like last night, she didn’t want to do anything about it. Damn her, but she didn’t mind being in Briak’s way.

“You’re always doing stuff for other people.” He nudged a lock of hair out of her eyes. “Do you ever do anything for yourself?”

“Well, there was this one time, but that was before the whole Snow White family debacle.”

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Oops! I think Ianthe’s in trouble. That’s the trouble with cute guys, they tend to make your brain run slower on the important things, don’t they? ;)

 

 Changeling's Crown; fairy godmother; paranormal romanceChangeling’s Crown:
genre: upper YA/New Adult Paranormal sweet Romance

Blurb:

When Ianthe began her career as a faery godmother, she stumbled so badly that Snow White will probably never speak to her again. After a long suspension, she’s finally been given a chance to redeem herself…but everything on this latest assignment is going wrong.

But why?

Worse, she definitely doesn’t need an attractive mortal man distracting her from her duties. Of course, needs and wants are two different things.

Briak has had his eye on Ianthe for a very, very long time, but he’s been waiting for just the right moment to make his move. Despite the fact all hell’s about to break loose on his watch, he can’t resist the opportunity to insert himself into her earthly assignment. Can he convince Ianthe of her true calling and thereby win her heart? Or will his subterfuge ultimately cost him her love?

Changeling’s Crown is available at Amazon, Amazon–other worldwide venues, Barnes and Noble, Itunes, Smashwords, and in paperback from Createspace.

And for more Sexy Saturday posts see the main site, here.

A fairy summer fling

 

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A Sexy Summer Fling ~ @MySexy Saturday #MySexySaturday #Saturday7
Herein Ianthe and Briak are …still figuring out where they’re going to go with their attraction. As summer advances, so do their flirtations.
 

CHANGELINGS CROWN by Juli D. Revezzo; faery, fantasy, New Adult

[Briak] leaned in; [Ianthe] wavered a moment, lips parted. Would she accept another kiss?

Boots from another ranch hand clicked further down the stables.

Ianthe paused, blinked, and stepped back. “I’m sorry, I can’t,” she said. “You’re right, I’ve been away too long as it is.”

“Oh, now, a few minutes more won’t hurt.”

“No,” she insisted, “I have to … I have to go.” She hitched her purse up her arm. “I still owe you that lunch, though.”

“Yes you do.” He looked to the line of horse stalls. “But…”

“You have work too,” she said…

Now it was his turn to damn his schedule. “We’ll figure it out,” he said.

[Ianthe] smiled. “Count on it,” she said, and fled.

 

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Is this the beginning of their summer fling–or even more? You’ll have to read to find out! Here’s the synopsis:

Blurb:

When Ianthe began her career as a faery godmother, she stumbled so badly that Snow White will probably never speak to her again. After a long suspension, she’s finally been given a chance to redeem herself…but everything on this latest assignment is going wrong.

But why?

Worse, she definitely doesn’t need an attractive mortal man distracting her from her duties. Of course, needs and wants are two different things.

Briak has had his eye on Ianthe for a very, very long time, but he’s been waiting for just the right moment to make his move. Despite the fact all hell’s about to break loose on his watch, he can’t resist the opportunity to insert himself into her earthly assignment. Can he convince Ianthe of her true calling and thereby win her heart? Or will his subterfuge ultimately cost him her love?

 

If you’d like to read more, CHANGELING’S CROWN is available from: Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Smashwords, and in paperback from Createspace.

 

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