Who can believe May is almost over, raise your hand.
Yeah, neither can I! So, what’s new in the writer’s sphere? Well, I’ve been busy busy with house stuff, (ugh!) and busy editing. Editing what, you ask? Why, the next Antique Magic book! Yes, my next urban fantasy book will be coming, very, very soon. I had hoped to get it out before now, but pesky thing is longer than I planned–and I got knocked down for two weeks not being able to keep anything in my stomach, which in turn left me with no desire or strength to edit.
(Oh, yeah, right. And there was reading through the monstrosity that was that pile of papers I showed you last month, and I sort of roughly plotted a new historical romance “series”. Yes, I cannot control the plot-bunnies, ever.).
Then, we had some house things we had to take care of, nothing too shocking, but it was to us. So, that’s been a minor nuisance.
I’m not used to reading on camera, so please, be kind to my nervous mistakes. But along with the story, I thought you, my friends and fans, might enjoy hearing the author read it to you.
If you’d like to get a copy to follow along with, you can find it at Amazon, or here. Also, if you’d like to check out The Artist’s Inheritance, book one in the series, it’s currently on sale for $.99 at Amazon, for until New Years. Enjoy!
Yes, the sixth story in the Antique Magic series just sort of (and sort of not) came out of the blue.
(Before you ask, no, this isn’t the book I was yakking about writing all last month. This is–what started out as–a flash fiction piece that I wrote for an indie blog hop last year. I took it, this year and reworked it into a longer edition which is what’s now available for download. It’s called A Light Yule Problem, and the synopsis is as follows:
The holidays are approaching, the busiest time of the year for Caitlin and Trevor’s antique store. Their goals for the solstice are set and they’re looking forward to a quiet break, if only the enchanted things in their shop, and of the Otherworld will let them have it. Sometimes Christmas really does bring magic! But what kind is it, this time?
If you’d like to check it out, it’s available at several e-retailers for free, via Smashwords for free during their year end sale, and I’ve put it on sale via draft2digital at Barnes and Noble, Kobo, and it should be up at Itunes shortly (I hope). You can find all those at this link.
Or if you’d like to support the author with a few pennies Amazon tosses her way, Amazon hasn’t price-matched it so it’s $.99 there. It’s just a little short that I hope you might enjoy. Have a wonderful Yule and Christmas!
And, yes, my friends, your eyes do not deceive you, the new Antique Magic novel, MOURNING DOVE LOCKET, is here! 🙂 So what are Caitlin and company up to this time? Here’s a little taste of the book in 8 lines. A little set up, a teenaged girl has come up to Caitlin in a thrift store and offered her a gold locket, now she’s checking with the mother to make certain she has permission to offer it…or that’s the plan, anyway, until the teen opens her mouth:
If you got a different kind of ereader from Santa for Christmas, the story is also free at Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/320047 (I expect Barnes and Noble and Amazon UK will catch up eventually but for now the epub is available at Smashwords)
Though their fame became legend, a rumor cropped up about the Fulmer family: Something terrifying stalked Caitlin and her beloved Trevor. Something the bits and pieces she left claimed she had to make sense of. 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? Why she thought herself a witch?
What will the holidays hold for Caitlin? Perhaps the answer lies between the lines of her story, one of lessons, struggles, and hopes for each new year.
Includes samples of The Artist’s Inheritance, Antique Magic Book One, and the second volume, Drawing Down the Shades (which are also both still on sale). **This is a side (or supplemental, if you will) story in the Antique Magic Series. And remember, book 3 is forthcoming!
Enjoy, and as always, reviews are welcome.