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.

Blood-Gifts-800 Cover reveal and Promotional

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 8th


  1. The cover looks great! I can’t wait to read this and learn more about Ian’s past! 🙂

    • Thanks! I had a lot of fun with this one. I enjoyed writing Ian as a young man.

  2. I can’t wait!! Ian is definitely one of my favorite characters 😀

    • It was interesting to write him before he became the undead smartass that he is in the series. 😉

  3. Janice

    Yay!! I can’t wait! Love your books!!! Ian is a very interesting character. It will be neat to see why he does what he does.

  4. Argantel

    I’m also looking forward to reading about Isabelle, who inspired so much of Ian. I just did a complete series reread so I am more than ready for the next installment 🙂

    • I’m so glad to hear that the series stood up to a reread. 🙂 I enjoyed getting to know Isabelle better in this one. It was a fun break from the main series, if a little bittersweet.