Winter-time, business, and new releases

Not saying we have it as bad as those of you getting snowed on but WOW did the temps drop this weekend! (And we’re already–slightly–warming back up).

And I finally got  Draft2Digital figured out. Their support was wonderful. 🙂 So if you’re an indie author and looking for a way to go “wide” I’d say give them a try.

Also, I’ve got a new freebie short story up, for Christmas entitled No Such Thing as Dasher. It’s a holiday themed short story. The synopsis is as follows:

coverideatestblondegirlsnowFor Avery, her holiday duties as a forest ranger oftentimes involve tracking revelers who have lost their way in her wilderness domain. After a camper clashes with a reindeer, however, Avery is shocked to discover the creature is defended not by Santa, but by the formidable, yet gentle, shapeshifting Lord of the Forest.

Can the magic of the forest bring together a ranger and a supernatural being, or is Avery destined to celebrate yet another Christmas alone?

An enchanting fairy tale to celebrate the magic of the season!

It’s available FREE at Amazon*. Also, it’s free at Kobo, Google Play, Itunes (thanks to the aforementioned Draft2Digital), and  Barnes and Noble.
Please note, there are some Amazon stores at which the story might not yet be free but I’m hoping they will come in line with the others before New Year’s. If it’s not free where you are, please check back.
I hope you enjoy this little freebie short story, and have a lovely Christmas!

Watchmaker’s Heart audiobook

New audiobook release!


Just popping in to add another. I’ve been working on revisions for a new book, lately, as well as some other stuff (non-writing), mostly just refilling the well, as it were. But, I wanted to put this here, for those of you still following this old blog, instead of the new one.

My Victorian steampunk romance Watchmaker’s Heart just hit audiobook.*happy dance*

Everything about it is just delightful! I think my narrator, the talented and charming Rachael Beresford, did a fantastic job. I hope you will enjoy listening to the tale as much as we enjoyed working on it!

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Ahem, the audiobook is 6 hours and 2 minutes and is available at Amazon, Audible, and Itunes, should you like to add it to your audiobook collection. 🙂 If you wish, you may listen to a sample here:


For Miss Phoebe Lockswell, fashionable London tea parties and balls aren’t her style. Instead, she prefers to tinker tirelessly with a clockwork diffuser she’s built from scratch. If only she can get the invention to work on command, she might earn her way out of an arranged marriage to a repugnant member of the House of Commons.

London watchmaker Mortimer Kidd was brought up hard in the arms of an infamous London gang. Despite the respectability he strives for now, the gang leader is blackmailing him. When Mortimer sees Phoebe’s diffuser, he thinks he’s found a way to buy himself out of trouble. The brash Phoebe manages to steal his heart, however, before he can purloin her invention.

Will Mortimer’s unsavory past catch up to him before he convinces Phoebe of his devotion? Worse, once Phoebe learns the truth, will she ever trust him again?

Watchmaker’s Heart is a light, fun Victorian steampunk romance with a spunky heroine!

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Or get it from  Audible or Itunes. Do check it out and if you enjoy this new rendition of the story and would be so kind, please leave us a review?

For those of you who love print, yes the book’s available in ebook and paperback, as well. Thanks for reading!

Recent interview at BookMusings.

I keep meaning to post this, but you see, I get into WordPress and find all these interesting posts by my friends and get totally distracted.

My interview at BookMusings; Druid Warrior's Heart; Juli d. RevezzoSo, before I forget again, this week, I was interviewed about my previous release (because they sort of overlapped) Druid Warrior’s Heart, at a little zine called BookMusings, if you’d like to check it out, it’s here:

And if you’re inclined to, I’m sure Rebecca would appreciate some looksees at the rest of her reviews and articles. She’s awesome. Do check BookMusings out. 🙂



Blog Ring of Power–chatting with Sandra Ulbrich Almazan

Good morning, everyone. I just wanted to let you know I had an interview over at speculative fiction author Sandra Ulbrich Almazan’s site yesterday. You can read it here:

I hope you enjoy it. And thank you, Sandra for hosting me! Sorry I didn’t post this yesterday. I had a dentist appointment that threw the date clean out of my head.

Twisting American history for art’s sake

Writers are always asked this, (okay, in my case, people are usually telling me “you know, I have this great idea. You should write about it, it’ll make us famous) but anyway…ideas. They come from everywhere, right?

Abigail Smith Adams by Gilbert Stuart, source: Wikipedia

I’ve had this character bopping around my head for awhile named Abby. Abigail, actually. I noted the name down after I caught a docu-drama on American Experience about John and Abigail Adams once (this one, I think). I don’t remember what it was that struck me about them, but good ole Abby stuck in my head.

Never could figure out where to fit her. Then I started working on what became my new novel, The Artist’s Inheritance, and Abigail peeked over my shoulder. “Damn,” she said when saw Caitlin in the starring role. “I missed the casting call again? Aren’t there any spots for me?”

So, it was either the missing mom, (and really she didn’t fit the crazy Welsh mom role) or the gallery owner-mentor role, or the who-knows-if-she-can-be-trusted accountant role.

She could’ve pulled off Accountant I think, but…there was all that math involved. *gah* So she opted for the mentor role. And now she’s recurring character. So ha! Abigail finally found a home. I hope you’ll like what I did to her. (It was the closest I’d come to the dreaded mash-up. I don’t mash much. 😉 I’ve got The Artist's Inheritanceenough ideas on my own thanks).

Of course now all we need to know is what Abigail would think if she knew the real reason behind what’s keeping Trevor away from work so much. I wonder how she’d deal with an onslaught of the paranormal, were Caitlin to tell her everything (one day she might). On the other hand, I’m not sure I want to know what the real Abigail would say. 😉 I hope she doesn’t mind me using her name for my favorite gallery owner!

Interested in what this is all about? Here’s the trailer:

If you’d like to see how my Abby came out, The Artist’s Inheritance is available at Amazon.
Also, author Beth Trissel‘s recent post on the subject made me think to post this. She covers the Adams’ much better than I do, so go check it out, here.