Coming Soon: The Bonds of Blood

Cover Reveal and Blurb The next title in the Final Formula Series, The Bonds of Blood (aka FF4.5) is just about ready to go.  Like the other in-between books, James and Elysia tell this story.  But unlike the other in-between books, this one is a novel at almost 62,000 words. Here’s the cover and blurb.  Release date: July 15, 2016. Born without a heartbeat or a soul, James Huntsman has never felt part of the mortal world. It’s an insecurity his abusive brothers reinforced daily, and with his very existence bound to theirs through the alchemically altered blood they share, James has always been at their mercy. All that changed when James found a home within the magical community and fell in love. Elysia Mallory doesn’t mind that he is technically dead. The only thing standing between them is her lethal magic. As her health continues to deteriorate, James searches for a cure, determined to save her and give them a chance at a life together. But his brothers aren’t willing to let him go, not when the Huntsman legacy is dependent on James. They will stop at nothing to capture their wayward brother, and that includes using Elysia as leverage. James is left to decide how far he is willing to go to save the family he has chosen from the family he was created to serve. Update – I’ve added an excerpt. Read it here: The Bonds of...

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Blood Gifts

Happy release day!  Blood Gifts, my Ian novella, has been uploaded in all the usual places.  I had a lot of fun with this one.  Writing Ian as a young man was great, and I also enjoyed getting Isabelle on the page.  I hope you like it! I’ve listed the ebook links below.  The print book will be available soon. Thanks for reading! Read an excerpt: Blood Gifts Pick up a copy at: Amazon | Kobo | Barnes & Noble | Smashwords | Apple...

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Ian Novella Cover Reveal

My new novella featuring everyone’s favorite lich is almost ready to go.  Here’s a look at the cover and blurb for Blood Gifts.  Included with the novella is the short story, Lords of the Dead, originally posted here on my website.  That brings the total word count to almost 53,000 words.  Blood Gifts will be available in both ebook and print. Seventeen-year-old Ian is used to pressure. Born into a necromancer family, he and his twin brother Lex exhibited uncommon magical potential at an early age that led their father to expect great things—from them both. That is until Lex’s blood gift fails to manifest. Or so everyone believes. For the past five years, Ian has been keeping a secret. A secret that—if it got out—would see his brother shunned, or worse. Lex does have a blood gift, but not every gift is a blessing, and not every recipient can manage the talent in his blood. As Lex’s sanity begins to slip, Ian knows the responsibility to raise his family’s fortunes is on his shoulders, and his alone. When he is offered an apprenticeship with one of the most influential men in the necromancer community, Lex convinces Ian that the connection would offer their family even more if Ian were to marry his elderly mentor’s “spinster” niece. Ian’s plan takes an unexpected turn when he discovers that Isabelle is not a spinster. She’s a young, beautiful, intelligent woman who, unfortunately, wants nothing to do with him. Now Ian must find a way to win her over before Lex attempts to elevate their family, his way. Update – I just added an excerpt. You can read it here: Blood Gifts Release Date: Friday, April...

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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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