A Dog Person in a Cat World

The following is a bit of silliness from a recent newsletter, inspired by my Night Traveler Series… Cats and dogs: an age old conflict that’s been around since we started sharing our campfires with them. And though it’s fine to claim to love them both, I’ve found that most folks favor one over the other. Myself, I’ve always fallen on the dog side of the continuum—which brings me to my current situation. Since the passing of my Jack Russell Terrier, I’ve spent the last few years in a cat exclusive household. It’s been a bit of an adjustment for me. For example, if I drop a piece of food on the floor, I have to pick it up. The dog would have snapped that morsel out of the air before it hit the ground, but the cat just looks at me with disdain. I’m not sure if she doesn’t care for the lump of barbecue sitting on the linoleum, or if she thinks I’m slob. Then there’s the social distancing. With my dog, if you were stationary for more than a few seconds, he was snuggled up beside you, but the cat has practiced keeping her distance long before COVID-19 got here. There have been many occasions where we’ve searched the house, trying to find her, only to discover her napping just out of sight, ignoring us. I’m sure she thinks humans are terrible at the game of hide and seek. Now before my cat-loving friends get upset with me, this is all tongue-in-cheek. We have a wonderful cat and I’m very fond of her. But the fact remains that I really don’t get cats. Perhaps that’s why the main characters in my Night Traveler series are canids and their perplexing adversary is a jaguar. I guess it’s just a case of write what I know. So how about you? Which side of the cat-dog continuum do you fall on? If you’re a Facebook user, you can check out some pictures of Jack Russell on this post on my page. As for our cat… <–  The picture shows her option of this...

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Just Published: Iron Tears

My novella Iron Tears was originally published as part of the multi-author bundle Caught In Crystal. Since that bundle is no longer available, I’ve just published Iron Tears as a unique title. Cover, blurb, and retailer links below.     After her mother’s tragic death, Kali finds herself alone in the world—until a newspaper article accuses her mother of witchcraft. Now Kali can’t even drown her sorrows at the tavern without attracting the attention of local bullies, as well as an enigmatic stranger who comes to her aid. Perseus has no trouble stopping the bar fight—much to Kali’s annoyance at being denied a good brawl. But when he insists that she is only half human, like him, she decides it is best that they part ways. But avoiding her new acquaintance isn’t as easy as she hoped. Not when she is confronted by the cloaked man Perseus is hunting. When the man recognizes her mother’s filigree-covered tear catcher, Kali sees in him a possible link to the past and answers to her own mysterious ancestry. If Perseus doesn’t kill him first. Available at: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | Smashwords | Apple...

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Night Traveler: Available Everywhere

On the eve of releasing the second book in my Night Traveler Series, I’ve decided to pull the plug on my Kindle Unlimited experiment and make the series available at all retailers. Track the Sun, the first book in the series, will end its exclusivity period at Amazon in a little over a week and is currently available for preorder at all the usual places. It will remain on sale at Amazon and will release on the other vendors on July 29th. In other news, Hunt the Dark, the second book in the series will release on July 31st and is available for preorder at all retailers. Cover, blurb, and retailer links below… For shaman Tegan Morgenstern, dreams are a bridge to the spirit world and something she has always guarded against. But now that she has faced the monsters from her past, she is free to explore a side of herself she has long denied—until she comes to the attention of Tezcatlipoca, a talented shapeshifter named for an Aztec god. It seems she has piqued his interest, but figuring out his true intentions will have to wait. In the waking world, Tegan must watch her friend Xol gradually lose control of his own shamanistic magic, opening him to possession by an ancestral spirit. Xol is losing large chunks of time, unable to remember where he’s been or what he’s been doing. But when local law enforcement discovers the blood of a murder victim in Xol’s vehicle, things go from bad to worse. Out of options, Tegan has no choice but to accept the help of Tezcatlipoca. The arrogant immortal seems confident that he can exorcise Xol, but the question remains: what will the self-declared god demand in return? Releases July 31st Read an excerpt here: Hunt the Dark Available for preorder at: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | Smashwords | Apple … Track the Sun (Book One) Tegan Morgenstern has spent years building a reputation as a dog trainer, and now her hard work is about to pay off. With a TV show in the works, she’s on the brink of achieving her dream—until a video revealing her magical nature goes viral....

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New Release: Track the Sun

Introducing the first book in my new series… Track the Sun, the first book in my new Night Traveler Series, will go live on April 30, 2020. I’ve decided to launch the book in Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited subscription service. Unfortunately, I have to make the book exclusive to Amazon to participate. I am not a fan of exclusivity. I would prefer to make the book available on all retailers–as I always have–but in order to gain any visibility on Amazon (which is by far the place where I sell the most books), a book needs to be in Kindle Unlimited. For evidence of this, check out Amazon’s bestseller lists. You’ll see that 90% of the books are Kindle Unlimited books. However, I will be releasing this series on all retailers once the third and final book has been published and has completed its three-month exclusivity term on Amazon. If you don’t want to wait, I will be making each book available on Smashwords prior to its release on Amazon. You can purchase the book in the format you need, and get it EARLY! Track the Sun will be available on Smashwords until April 28, 2020. Thank you for understanding. Here’s the cover, blurb, retailer and excerpt links. I hope you enjoy the new story!   Tegan Morgenstern has spent years building a reputation as a dog trainer, and now her hard work is about to pay off. With a TV show in the works, she’s on the brink of achieving her dream—until a video revealing her magical nature goes viral. The only saving grace is that the video never shows her face, preserving her anonymity and her career. For now. But when a familiar wolf begins to appear in her dreams, Tegan fears she hasn’t escaped all notice. More troubling is the realization that a powerful shaman like Xol could find her in the waking world. Though it’s been years, she hasn’t forgotten a single detail about the last time they met. She still remembers his smile…and the blood. With everything going so right, Tegan can’t afford to let the past dictate her future. But if Xol tracks her down, he could bring the...

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Old Favorites, New Beginnings

  I’m currently working on a new series set in my Final Formula/Death’s Legacy universe. This series features all new characters and conflict– including a new flavor of Old Magic! But look for cameos from some of your favorite characters. This time, I wanted to explore one of my favorite tropes: werewolves. But with me, nothing ever goes as planned. Throw in some Aztec mythology, a New Magic shifter, and a dream-walking shaman, and well…this tale turned out nothing like the typical werewolf story, lol. Here’s the teaser blurb: When Tegan’s shapeshifting ability is caught on video, it threatens more than her reputation as a dog trainer. It resurrects monsters from her past, bringing the horrors of her childhood to the present. The first book will release in April 2020. Be sure to sign up for my newsletter so you don’t miss the updates. New to my books? You can find the reading order, excerpts, and retailer links here. Thanks for...

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