FF5 Release Date and Other News

The first draft of FF5 is finished and currently with beta readers.  This book is the biggest in the series at 117,000 words (though that number could change as it goes through the editing process).  FF5 goes to my editor at the end of March/early April and is scheduled for formatting after that.  Look for FF5 to release on April 28th.  Meanwhile, you can check out some of the FF5 snippets I’ve shared over on my Facebook page. In anticipation of FF5’s release, The Bonds of Blood (FF4.5) is on sale for just $0.99.  The Final Formula series was originally set up to alternate between novels told from Addie’s point-of-view, and novellas told from James and/or Elysia’s points-of-view.  These in-between books are not side stories, but part of the overall story, often setting up events in Addie’s next book.  As the series went on, these in-between books have grown from novellas to novels, with The Bonds of Blood the longest yet.  FF5 picks up just hours after The Bonds of Blood ended.  Here’s the blurb, cover, and retailer links if you’re interested.   The Bonds of Blood (Book 4.5) 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. Read an excerpt here: The Bonds of Blood Pick up a copy...

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What’s Next

First, I should mention that my Holiday Giveaway has ended and emails have been sent to the entrants.  If you entered, be sure to check your inbox.  Thanks, everyone!  (Now I’d best get started on those charms.) For those who have been asking… FF5 is still in the works, but I’m afraid that one has taken longer than expected. I apologize for the wait, but it shouldn’t be too much longer. I’ll post the release date as soon as I have one. If you’d like to receive an email notification when it’s available, please sign up for my newsletter.  The sign-up form is in the sidebar on the right (if you’re reading this on a desktop computer) or you can find the sign-up form here. Meanwhile, you can check out some FF5 snippets on my Facebook page. Since I’ll be wrapping up the Final Formula Series with FF5, I plan to start a new series in 2017. I’ve had a lot of readers express sadness to see the Final Formula end, and I’m with you there. However, I don’t intend for this to be goodbye forever. That said, I hope you’ll give my new series a try. This one is a Steampunk Fantasy set in the nineteenth century, but don’t expect the typical Victorian London setting. This story takes place on a canal boat on the Ohio & Erie Canal.  🙂  I hesitate to share many details since this story is still very much in the planning stages, but you can expect a mix of science and magic with the usual smart-mouthed characters, an occasional explosion, some darker elements, and a little romance. This new book will initially release in a multi-author bundle in August 2017. This bundle will include 22 never before published, full length science fiction and fantasy novels. It’s currently available for pre-order on iTunes for just $0.99, with other retailers to follow in the coming months. I’ll keep you posted when those show up. But if you buy your books through iTunes, now is a great time to reserve a copy. The price goes up once the set goes live. Check out the cover and blurb below. … Dominion Rising Find the Science Fiction and Fantasy...

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New Release!

It’s release day for The Bonds of Blood, the second-to-the-last book in the Final Formula Series!  I’ve uploaded it in all the usual places.  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. As I’ve mentioned before, I took a slightly different approach with this series by alternating novels told from Addie’s point of view with shorter works told from James and Elysia’s point of view.  And though I try to write a complete story in each novel/novella, none of the books are truly stand alone.  They’re all part of one big story which I plan to wrap up in FF5. The Bonds of Blood follows this formula with two exceptions.  One, it’s actually a novel at 62,000 words, and two, this one ends on a cliffhanger.  I want to apologize for that.  I dislike cliffhangers myself, especially when it’s just a gimmick to get readers to buy the next book.  That wasn’t my intent here, but to jump back to Addie’s point of view and start FF5 where I needed to, I had to leave you hanging in this one.  That said, I’ve been writing like mad to finish FF5 in a timely fashion. Thanks for giving my books a try!  I hope you enjoy the new installment.  🙂 Pick up a copy here: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | Smashwords | Apple Read an excerpt here: The Bonds of...

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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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