Character Interview: James

It’s time for another character interview, and since I’m currently writing the next James novella (FF4.5), I thought it would be a great time to hear from everyone’s favorite grim. If you’ve been around since the beginning, you might remember the James-inspired banner above. I used it on my website back before I had it professionally designed. (Hopefully, it looks decent on whatever device you’re reading this on.)  🙂 But on to the interview… Once again, I asked fans to provide the questions and they responded with quite a list. So, without further ado, I give you James Huntsman, death incarnate and all around great guy. Becca: Thanks for stopping by, James. James: No problem. (looks concerned) I’m not so sure about the introduction, though. Becca: Which part? James: Someone who doesn’t know me might think I’m a little full of myself. Becca: Well, I’m assuming that only those who know your story would read this interview—and they already know what a great guy you are. Beyond that, it was my line. It’s what I think of you. James: (blushes) Thanks. Becca: You don’t have a problem with the death incarnate part? James: That part is true. Becca: (laughs) Good thing you’re a great guy. Which is a nice lead in to our first question. How is it that you are a kind, thoughtful person while your brothers are, well, insane psychopaths? They raised you, right? James: Yes, they raised me. I don’t remember my mother and my father died when I was very young—though I understand he was much like my brothers. Or they, like him. Becca: Addie always insisted that you must have been adopted. James: I can see why she thought that. I had spent my entire life wondering why I was so different from my brothers. Until I met Addie, I thought it was a failing on my part. But it was Ian who truly explained it. Becca: Ian? James: I don’t like to give him credit for anything, but he did offer the best explanation. Becca: What’s that? James: My brothers are still human. They have just enough hellhound blood to enhance their physical abilities, while maintaining their human egos and...

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Release News and a Sale

For a limited time, The Final Formula Collection is just $0.99! The Final Formula Collection is an ebook bundle containing the first three titles in the series: The Final Formula, The Element of Death, and The Blood Alchemist.  As an added bonus, this bundle includes two brand new short stories. The Lich’s Lab takes place between the last chapter of The Final Formula and the epilogue. The story is told from Addie’s point of view and shows how she and Ian came to their working agreement. A Christmas Formula is set a week or so after The Blood Alchemist.  In this one, Era and Cora tell the story of their first Christmas with Addie. If you haven’t read all the titles in the collection, or maybe you’re interested in the two bonus short stories, now would be a great time to snatch up the bundle. You can pick up a copy at: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | Smashwords | Apple   Next Up I’m currently working on FF4.5, the next James-Elysia novella, and hope to release it this summer.  But that’s not all I’ve been working on.  I also have a novella told from Ian’s point-of-view, giving a glimpse into his life as a young man.  It’s the story of how he becomes an alchemist and first meets his wife, Isabelle.  I plan to release it in April, so be watching for a cover reveal and excerpt .  Also, I’ll be sharing a few snippets on my Facebook page over the next few weeks. For those of you who prefer paperbacks, The Catalyst of Corruption is now available in paperback.  It should be on sale in all the usual places my paperbacks are sold. Finally, to help pass the time between releases, I’m putting together another character interview.  Keeping with the spirit of FF4.5, I’ll be interviewing James this time.  If you have a question for him, you can ask it in the comments below or send me an email. Thanks for reading!...

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Release Day!

The Catalyst of Corruption, the fourth full-length novel in my Final Formula Series, has been uploaded in all the usual places–and specially priced! You can snag a copy for just $2.99 this week only. After that, it goes up to its regular price of $4.99. Some sites are slower than others, so check back if it isn’t up at your favorite retailer. I’ve added the links below and I’ll update them as the others become available. Thanks for giving my books a try.  I hope you enjoy the new installment.  🙂 Pick up a copy at: Amazon | Kobo | Smashwords | Barnes & Noble | Apple Read an excerpt: The Catalyst of...

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The Catalyst of Corruption

Cover Reveal, Blurb, and Excerpt It’s time for another cover reveal! Here is the cover, blurb, and excerpt for the fourth full-length novel in the Final Formula Series. (Yep, that’s Neil. I put my villain on the cover. 😛 ) Addie Daulton wants nothing to do with her dark past as an Alchemica alchemist. Content with her new life surrounded by the people she cares about, she has chosen to live with amnesia rather than face the person she was. She focuses on alchemy’s healing properties, helping others and hoping to find a way to save Rowan before his magic consumes him. But Addie isn’t the only one with a dark history. Her lab partner, Ian Mallory has just had his past resurrected in the form of his brother. Alexander is a powerful necromancer who has been secretly leading the necromancer community for centuries. He’s not the type to share his power, and certainly not with the Flame Lord. Addie must watch helplessly as Rowan struggles to maintain control of both his volatile magic and his influence in magical politics. Meanwhile, flashbacks tease her, suggesting that the solution to all their problems lies in her past. Unwilling to reclaim her memories, Addie must find another way to learn what she was studying at the Alchemica. Unfortunately, the only person who knows is her former colleague, Neil Dunstan. The question now becomes: how far is she willing to go to save the man she loves? Read an excerpt here: The Catalyst of Corruption Due to release in early February...

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FF4 Title Reveal and Sale

The wait is almost over!  FF4 will be released soon.  I don’t have a date yet, but the book is currently with my editor, Shelley Holloway, then it heads to Streetlight Graphics for formatting.  So I should be making a release announcement in a few weeks.  But I won’t be calling it FF4.  I’ll be calling it… *drum roll* The Catalyst of Corruption Any guesses on who I put on the cover?  Here’s a snippet between Addie and another character that might give you a clue: He frowned.  “Don’t be an ass.  You know perfectly well what I’m capable of.  As you used to say, we have different strengths as alchemists, but together we find true power.” “I said that?”  Uh-huh.  Sure. “Maybe not so eloquently.” “Did I ever like you?  Because I’m not seeing it.” Check back next week for a cover reveal! In anticipation of this new release, I have a sale going on. If you’ve fallen behind on The Final Formula story, now is your chance to catch up.  For a limited time, the last title in the series, The Heir of Death, is on sale for just $0.99–a savings of $2.  This sale will run until the release of FF4. I’ve taken a different approach to The Final Formula series by alternating between novels in Addie’s point of view and novellas in other character’s points of view.  I know some folks aren’t fans of shorter works, so I try to bring readers up to speed in the beginning of each novel.  But reading the novellas does give a fuller experience.  It’s a lot more fun to watch a story unfold than to be told about it after the fact.  Plus, The Heir of Death is 53,000 words long.  That’s novel length in some genres.  😉 Here’s the blurb for The Heir of Death: Elysia Mallory has never embraced her magic, not when doing so comes at the price of her sanity. Her family is cursed with bizarre necromantic gifts that have driven each recipient mad, and she doesn’t want to be another dead branch on the family tree. But when Elysia learns that an ancestor is still in the mortal world and using his rare...

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