Character Interview: Molly

A while back, I interviewed several characters from my Final Formula Series (you can find them here: FF fans). Those were so much fun that I wanted to do the same with my Iron Souls Series. I polled folks over on my Facebook page and they selected Perseus and Molly—much to my surprise. I decided to interview Molly first and save Perseus for after the release of Book Four. So be thinking about your questions for Perseus. Corroded: Iron Souls, Book Four releases on August 31, 2018. Let’s get started… Here’s Molly Rose, newest crew member of the Briar Rose, and by all accounts, a wonderful cook. Becca: Thanks for taking time away from the stove to talk with us, Molly. Molly: I honored to be here. (looks around) It’s so much cooler. (her gaze settles on the computer) What is that? Some kind of ferromantic device? Becca: Um, no. Think of it as a typewriter. Molly: (doesn’t look convinced) All right. Becca: (clears throat) Moving on to the interview… Let’s begin with your position on the Briar Rose. It must be a bit of a culture shock to go from what you knew before to your life now. Do you miss your high society parties? Did you have to leave any friends behind? Molly: Parties in Mr. Rose’s household were a source of anxiety for me. Everything had to be perfect. Attending another’s party wasn’t much better. As for friends, I was only permitted those that Mr. Rose judged as acceptable—and they were never the sort I wished to spend time with. Becca: I can imagine. I wouldn’t like Andrew choosing my friends either. (turns back to question list) Janet would like to know if you expect to cook for the foreseeable future and if you really enjoy it? Molly: Those who knew me before seem to have a hard time believing that I enjoy being part of a canal boat crew, but it’s the truth. I’ve made some wonderful new friends and discovered that I enjoy cooking. Becca: Isn’t it a lot of work? You had servants before. I would think— Molly: I’ve never minded work. I’m the sort of person who...

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December Book Fair

The authors of the Dominion Rising Boxed Set are hosting a book fair that runs through December 15th. With over 100 fantasy and science fiction books for just 99c or free in Kindle Unlimited, it’s a great opportunity to do a little holiday shopping for yourself. You can find this super sale on Lisa Blackwood’s website here. Happy...

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A Halloween Sale and What’s Coming Next

Happy Halloween! I must admit, this is my favorite time of year. The trees have started to turn, the temperature is dropping, and we get to celebrate a holiday dedicated to all things creepy. And if you know me at all, you know that I like the spooky stuff.  😉 In honor of the holiday, Blood Gifts, my Final Formula prequel story is on sale for $0.99 until November 5th. This novella offers a glimpse into the early years of fan favorite, Ian Mallory, and also includes the short story, Lords of the Dead. (I originally posted Lords of the Dead on my website here.) If you haven’t had a chance to grab a copy of Blood Gifts, now’s a great time to get it cheap. Here’s the cover, blurb, and retailer links: 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. Pick up a copy here: Amazon | Kobo | Barnes & Noble | Smashwords | Apple … If you missed my recent post on Facebook, I’m currently busy writing the next two novels in my Iron Souls series. I...

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It’s Release Day! (Plus a Giveaway)

The Dominion Rising Boxed Set has gone live! Ferromancer is now out in the world! Suspecting that the railroad’s new locomotive runs on forbidden magic, canal boat captain Bridget “Briar” Rose decides to steal the schematics and expose the truth. Kidnapping the man who designed the engine wasn’t part of the plan, but solutions aren’t always black and white—sometimes they come in shades of iron gray. Read the first two chapters here: Ferromancer Dominion Rising is available at: Apple | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | Amazon … Release Week Giveaway I have some amazing Ferromancer swag created by Ann Christy, one of the Dominion Rising authors. This stuff is gorgeous. Fortunately, she made enough that I’m willing to part with some of it. 😉 I’ll be giving away six items: a magnet, a braided bracelet, a cell phone dust plug dangle, a necklace, a keychain, and a bookmark. See the picture above for a better look at all six items. I also have a closeup picture of the bookmark so you can see the book charms used to create the necklace, dust plug dangle, bracelet, and bookmark. They’re little books! One side has the Ferromancer cover and the other side has the Dominion Rising cover. It even has my name on the spine. So cute! Winners will be chosen at random from the entrants. First name chosen gets first choice, second name gets second choice of the items left, etc. How to enter: Post a review of Ferromancer somewhere. It can be on one of the retail sites, a place like Goodreads, or your own website if you do that sort of thing. Then email me (using my contact form here) and tell me where you posted your review. Giveaway closes at midnight (PST) on Sunday, August 13th. I’ll send out emails the following day notifying the winners. Looking for more release week fun? Check out at the Dominion Rising Launch Party on Facebook. Meet the Dominion Rising authors and get in on the giveaways. My day to help host is Sunday, August 13th. Please come hang out with me. I’ll have some paperbacks and more swag to give away.  🙂 … Stay tuned. I’ll be doing a cover/title/blurb reveal on my Final...

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A Holiday Giveaway

In this season of gift giving, I wanted to give back to all the awesome folks who have helped spread the word about my books by leaving an honest review. As a thank you for your help, I’m giving away autographed paperbacks from the Final Formula Series. To enter this giveaway, all you have to do is let me know where you left a review of one of my books. The review can be on a retailer (Amazon, Barnes & Noble, etc.) or a site like Goodreads. You’ll get a giveaway entry for each review. If you reviewed three of my books, that’s three chances to win. If you reviewed The Final Formula on Amazon, then copied that review to your Goodreads account, that counts as two reviews, and two entries. Just send me an email using the contact form here on my website, and let me know where your reviews are and what name you used to post them. Grand Prize – A complete set of signed paperbacks featuring every novel and novella in the Final Formula Series. That’s nine books! I’ll even send FF5 once it becomes available—hopefully in early 2017 (sorry, that one took longer to come together than I had hoped). Runner Up Prizes – Three lucky winners will receive autographed paperback copies of Blood Gifts, my Ian prequel novella. But that’s not all. For those special fans who went above and beyond, and reviewed every book in the Final Formula series—including the bundle—I have a little thank you gift. (See picture.) This charm features some fun icons from the series, including a vial of the Final Formula, a Fire Element bead for New Magic, and a little golden skull for Old Magic. 🙂 It’s not too late to enter! Have you been meaning to leave a review on that last book and just haven’t gotten around to it? Or maybe you just discovered the series and haven’t finished reading? You still have time. The contest ends on January 5th at midnight (Eastern Standard Time). A final note… All reviews count, even the less than glowing ones. Also, reviews don’t need to contain plot summaries and in-depth character analysis. A few...

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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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