Fiona Jayde continues to amaze me with her top-notch artwork on this next installment in The Warding series. No one else can bring Cat to life like she does–and I hope you all are in love with this next cover as much as I am!
“Caitlin Moore thought finding the Secret Keeper would make all her problems go away.
Not so much.
She can no longer deny the fae blood running through her veins but coming to grips with her new life as a Warder who is immune to the Gifts of other fae is the least of her worries. Kaine and Co. are still stuck in Riverview and she’d love nothing more than to get him out of her life once and for all.
The plan should be easy: find the key, use it to break the banishment spell, and send them on their way across the Veil to stop the mad High King. Only things are never so simple when the fae are involved. To key they need is an ancient sword long thought to be a myth. Even worse? They will need to use it to summon the Morrigan, a powerful goddess, and beg her to break the spell.
Caitlin and Gannon, her teacher and fellow hunter, race to find the sword but she finds herself confronted by new dangers at every turn. She must make the impossible choice between righting the wrongs of her past or fulfilling her promise to see Kaine home—no matter the cost.”
Faster: The Warding Book II will be released on October 25th 2016 on Amazon (Kindle and paperback), Barnes n’ Noble Nook, and iTunes.
Pre-release information will be coming mid-September and will be shared here, on my Facebook page, and on Twitter.
First Hunt: A Warding Short Story is live and available for purchase on Kindle, or to read through Kindle Unlimited!
Even better: for the first few days, this short story is available for free. Its the least I can do, to thank all of you who have taken a chance on me and supported Iron. I hope this little snippet of Caitlin’s life helps hold you over until Faster comes out in the fall. (And if you enjoy short stories like these, set in The Warding world, please let me know! I have other side stories floating around in my head that I’d like to put to paper if you’re all interested in seeing more of them.)
Once the free introductory period ends, the price will go up to $0.99. Still a bargain, I’d say!
Now, I had originally intended to release First Hunt tomorrow on the 26th (and believe I mentioned that in my last post) but, well, sometimes KDP and I have a difference of opinion. For some reason it refused to let me set that particular date. No complaints, really, as I would much rather it go up sooner rather than later. It also happens to be a rather special day for me, as this is also my six year wedding anniversary, and my loving husband has by far been my biggest supporter along every step of the publishing journey. (Awwwww!) We’ll just chalk this publication date snafu it up to serendipity.
I’ve babbled enough. Hop on over to Amazon and check out First Hunt. Grab this fun little story while its free (from today April 25th, through Friday April 29th, and be sure to let me know what you thought of it!
“Caitlin Moore isn’t sure how she wound up possessing the rare fae Gift of the Warding, but her life hasn’t been the same since the night it emerged. Embroiled deep in a desperate quest to return four fae strangers home to dethrone their mad High King and prevent the monsters from harming humans has taken over her life.
She never thought she’d be trading her high heels in for combat boots, but in exchange for letting her new friends use her Gift, she’s leveled a price of her own: learning how to kill the bestial creatures who are feeding on hapless humans and threatening those she loves. Taking to fighting with a zeal that frightens even her trainer, she is finally ready to face the evil that lurks in the shadows of her beloved city.
She is ready for her first hunt.”
First Hunt: A Warding Short Story comes out on April 26th 2016, exclusively on Amazon Kindle!
The wonderful and amazing Fiona Jayde has once again knocked it out of the park with this cover! She continues to capture perfectly the images I have in my head, turning them–and Caitlin–into some kick-ass art. I hope you all love it just as much as I do, and are excited to finally learn what, exactly, happened on that night when Gannon first took Cat hunting…
Oh yeah; I had a blog once, didn’t I?
Sorry for the inexcusable length of silence over here. I really have had the best intentions of dusting this ol’ blog off and starting to update it weekly again. I even wrote out a long list of something like 100 topics I could easily babble about. (I love lists.)
However, every spare minute I’ve had has been poured into writing Faster, the sequel to Iron, and an upcoming short story, called First Hunt. Faster is on track for its fall release (whew!), but hopefully First Hunt will help tide you over until then. Right now, that particular story will likely be released as a Kindle exclusive eBook in late April. So stay tuned for details on that!
But; yeah–blogging. I do intend to come back and reboot this blog next month as well. Promise! Many of my posts will have to do with The Warding, writing in general, and the self publishing industry, but there will be a good smattering of randomness about me, my life, my likes, etc. Probably a good deal of geeky stuff, as I am, well, a geeky fan-girl at heart. And, if there is anything you’d like for me to write about, please don’t hesitate to ask!
Talk to y’all soon!
I am thrilled that spring is finally starting to show its face here in New Jersey. Though we had a mild winter compared to the last few, I’m still not a fan of the cold, and I loathe snow with a special passion. It was in the 70’s here yesterday and promises to do so again today, which has me in an excellent mood. And when I’m in an excellent mood, the Muse is in an excellent mood, and we are more productive together, which means Faster gets written faster (tee-hee) and everybody wins.
In honor of Mother Nature thawing out, I thought I’d do a springtime giveaway over on Goodreads. Follow the link below for your chance to win a FREE signed paperback copy of Iron, open to participants in the US and Canada. The giveaway begins today and ends in eleven days–so get on it if you’d like a chance at winning!
Thank you to everyone who entered my Goodreads Giveaway. I was thrilled to see over 1,000 people were interested in winning a copy of Iron for the holidays!
The winners were spread out nicely over three countries, with one being here in the US and the others being in England and Ireland, respectively. That’s incredibly cool to me, and I hope international readers enjoy Caitlin’s romp through Riverview, New Jersey too.
Goodreads has forwarded the winners’ information over to me and I will be mailing out the signed copies this weekend, along with a few extras. If you were one of the three picked, I hope you enjoy Iron and I would love to hear what you think of it after you read it!
Sorry that I’ve been pretty quiet here on the blog and on social media in general. I’ve been meaning to make more updates but… dang, have I been busy! I’m still having a little trouble balancing this whole full time indie author gig along with my full time day job and other aspects of life in general. I’m getting better at it, bit by bit, but every spare minute I have at a keyboard right now has been spent on furthering book two, which I’m sure matters more to y’all in the long run than my rambling on about this or that.
But, since its quiet today and I have a few minutes before the inevitable holiday madness descends and keeps me crazy busy throughout December, I thought I’d do a little “what’s up” check-in sort of post today…
Continue reading “Things to Come”
Interested in Iron, but short on funds?
Well, here’s your chance to get a score a free signed, first edition paperback copy! Gift the first book in my “deliciously dark and humorous” new urban fantasy season to someone you love this holiday season. (Or keep it for yourself–I won’t judge.)
Enter my Goodreads Holiday Giveaway below, for the chance to win one of those three signed copies. Good luck!
Not gonna lie–seeing Iron‘s cover as the lead image on Betty Book Freak today made my morning!
Iron is being featured as their fantasy new release today, and I’m truly honored that they chose my book’s cover to be the main image of the day. (Fiona Jayde Media‘s fantastic cover art gets all the credit, of course. It is gorgeous and I’m still head over heels in love with it.)
Check it out!
I’m normally a shy little introvert, so parties of any type aren’t really my thing. Especially a party where I’m the center of attention. Holy self consciousness, Batman!
Don’t get me wrong; I adore this little book of mine. I may have even toted around the first physical proof for a day or two, hardly able to put it down or stop grinning. But, talking about it is still hard for me (stupid anxiety) and I kind of balk at the idea of putting myself out there right beside it. Its not that I don’t want to celebrate the fruits of my hard labor or share it with others–quite the opposite! I just have a hard time engaging with people outside of the written word and feel I much better express myself in a medium like this blog. In person? I turn beet red and get tongue tied like whoa.
However, I have wonderful friends who love and support me, and some of them insisted on throwing me a book launch party–and how could I say no to that honor?
Continue reading “Iron’s Launch Party”