Now Live: Shadows of the Past

The final book in my Death’s Legacy Duology is now available! Where family expectations extend beyond the grave… Doug Nelson has been working hard to get everything ready for his first Samhain—the most important holiday on the necromancer calendar. Doug has renovated his family home and banished an unsavory ancestor who possessed his brother. Unfortunately, Doug hasn’t been able to banish Declan’s in-laws who hold Declan responsible for his wife’s murder. Now they’re threatening to send their most feared family member, Mona Dunstan, to investigate. As an Element, Era Brant has never been one to take an active role in the magical community, but when Mona arrives, looking to frame Declan for murder, Era decides it’s time to change that. Though she broke off her budding relationship with Doug, Era can’t abandon him or his brother. Doug welcomes Era’s help, hoping that by working together, they can move past their differences. It would be a sound plan if not for one small detail: Doug is expected to display his necromantic power on Samhain and make a man a lich. Though the man is willing, Doug knows that if he goes through with it, he will lose Era forever. But a display of power might be just what he needs to silence the Dunstans and save his family. Read an excerpt: Shadows of the Past Available at: Amazon | Smashwords | Barnes & Noble | Kobo |...

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Iron Souls: The End (Or is it?)

With the final book, Casting Souls, out in the world, the Iron Souls Series is now complete. (I hope you enjoyed the journey!) But I’m far from finished with that world. After all, the series ended with Briar and friends setting off on a new adventure, so I will be returning to write another series, some day. Meanwhile, I just released an Iron Souls prequel novella that tells the story of how Kali first met Perseus. The novella is available in the Caught In Crystal Anthology. This anthology features five other gaslamp fantasy novellas in addition to mine–which makes it a great opportunity to find a new author or five. (Links and blurb below) A gaslamp anthology from some of your favourite historical fantasy authors. Iron Tears, by Becca Andre Alone in the world, Kali must sort out her mysterious ancestry with the help of an enigmatic stranger who might prove to be her family’s greatest enemy. Pricked by Thorns, by Nicolette Andrews. Catherine’s mother is adamant she marry. But for Catherine finding a husband, might prove to be a deadly affair. The Demigod Dilemma, by Jamaila Brinkley When young ladies go missing from Mayfair, the Home Office knows just who to call. This is going to be Anastasia Galipp’s most dangerous Season yet. The Seer’s Eye, by A.W. Exley A family trip to the circus takes a dangerous turn when the familiar tingle of an artifact touches Cara Devon. What price is demanded, to change the future? Rain Through Her Fingers, by Rabia Gale Trapped in an unnaturally flooded Brighton, Elaine must find the courage to confront an old foe and protect a new friend.  The Alchemist’s Tomb, by Sara C Roethle Arhyen and Liliana thought their troubles were over when they are given a mission to steal an artifact from a tomb. Will stealing from the dead prove fatal? Available at: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo|...

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Character Interview: Perseus

It’s almost release day! Caught in Crystal, the anthology that includes my novella Iron Tears, goes live tomorrow. So I’ve got time to squeeze in one more character interview. As promised, Perseus is next up for the hot seat. Our Scourge warrior doesn’t say a whole lot, though he has warmed up recently. Hopefully, he won’t be too quiet today. Without further ado, I give you Perseus. Becca: Do you have a last name or title I should add? Perseus: No. Perseus is fine. Those who know me don’t require more. Becca: (smiles) It is a unique name and you do seem to have a certain reputation—within the ferromancer race and beyond. But with regard to the name, you’ve admitted you’re immortal and— Perseus: If it’s all the same, I’d rather not go into that. There are those I haven’t been open with and if word got back that I told you… Becca: Um, you can’t be open with me? Perseus: It was my understanding that this conversation would be made public. Becca: Yes, that’s right. Perseus: (nods and settles back in his chair) Becca: (clears throat) Okay. We’ll skirt your distant past, but you have admitted that being immortal has left you hesitant to form close friendships. How is it that you’re working with a partner? Perseus: It just made sense. Our talents compliment each other. Kali and I make a good team. Becca: (waits for elaboration…) Perseus: (lifts eyebrows) Anything else? Becca: Apparently not. (sighs and turns to question list) Kali’s sensitivity seems to surprise you at times. John would like to know if her talent is unique? Perseus: She frequently surprises me. I’ve never worked with someone so sensitive. I only wish she had some training so that she could better understand the things she senses. Becca: That’s right. She grew up outside the ferromancer world—which leads into the next question. A few people were curious about how you and Kali met. It had something to do with her ferromancer father, right? Perseus: That’s correct. I was hunting him and he was hunting her. Becca: And? Perseus: Kali came through in a big way. She impressed me. Becca: Her talent? Perseus:...

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Cover Makeover: The Final Formula

In September, The Final Formula turned five years old. (Hard to believe it’s been that long!) I decided it was time to give the book a different look, and perhaps entice new readers who weren’t attracted to the first cover. Please note that this is the same book. Aside from a few typos, nothing in the interior was changed. I’m in the process of updating all the retail sites. If you haven’t tried The Final Formula, it free everywhere it’s sold. Pick up a copy at: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | Smashwords | Apple Here’s a look at the new cover. Happy Birthday,...

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Alternative POV Scene: Zach in Ferromancer

A few weeks ago, I asked folks over on my Facebook page to suggest an Iron Souls scene they’d like to see from a different point-of-view. Mandy suggested a look through Zach’s eyes during/after being healed in Ferromancer. Intrigued by the idea, I decided to give it a try. Hope you like it! Warning – If you haven’t read Ferromancer, there are spoilers here. … Finding the Words   Zach knelt on the deck beside Grayson, but could only watch as he pulled his knees tighter to his stomach, whimpering in pain. The movement caused the metal spines protruding from his upper back to glint in the sun. The sight was disturbing, but Zach had grown used to it over the course of the night. Unlike the stomach churning split in the skin over Grayson’s shoulder blades, exposing even more metal. The emergence of that metal had been painful enough to wake Grayson from his near comatose state a short while ago. Captain Briar knelt across from Zach, looking as lost as he felt. He wished he could offer some words of encouragement to her, but even if he could speak, he didn’t know what to say. “Miss Briar?” Eli said from above them, his voice soft and uncertain. Grayson cried out and a stream of blood ran from one nostril. Zach gripped his shoulder, feeling helpless with his inability to offer anything but comfort. Still, he knew how important that contact was. After the fire that had taken most of his family, he’d lain for weeks, slipping in and out of consciousness, fighting fever after fever and unimaginable pain. His cousin had sat at his bedside, as helpless as he was now, but she hadn’t left him alone. She had held his hand and talked to him through those long days and even longer nights. That was why, when he saw Grayson writhing in pain and delirium, he had silently vowed to stay with him—even though he couldn’t talk him through it. “Whatever’s happening,” Jimmy said, softly, “I don’t think he’s going to make it.” “Lock?” Briar said. The strange response made Zach look up and he saw that she had pulled a...

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