Bad Wolf Update!

I am sooooooo sloooooooooow at proofreading. BAD WOLF is back from the fabulous Jenn Waterman at ModernElektra Editing. The major edits went pretty quickly. I have to say, aside from my usual sins (weird extremes of too few or too many commas, stupid typos like if/of and is/it, etc.), the book was actually pretty solid. Not many substantive changes at all. So proofreading is where I’m at. I took a break from looking at it for a few days while I worked on a other things for clients of mine. I’m still on track to have the file done and uploaded to Amazon by tomorrow night but I don’t have to like the process.

EASTER EGG OF SORTS: Do we have any Whovians out there? The title BAD WOLF started out as a bit of an inside joke (so inside, I was the only one in on it). I’m a great big Doctor Who fan and one of my favorite storylines is Rose Tyler and that time she absorbed the Time Vortex from the heart of the TARDIS. She did it in an attempt to save the Doctor and so she sprinkled a breadcrumb trail throughout time to get her to that point. Those breadcrumbs were the words BAD WOLF. When I was tossing around title ideas for this book, that popped into my head and I laughed a bit at the thought that my book could be one of Rose’s breadcrumbs. I put it in the column of title candidates (because it really did fit the book) but didn’t plan on actually using it. I figured that by the time I was done writing the book, I would work out the real title. However, I reached the end of the first draft and BAD WOLF was it. So, although it has nothing to do at all with the TV series or even the Doctor Who genre, it’s my tiny little love note to my fellow Whovians out there.

I’m off for the day to go work on BookMojo business but I’m back to my proofreading BAD WOLF tonight. Also, for those interested, I’m already 27,104 words into writing the second Executioner book. As soon as the final BAD WOLF file is uploaded to Amazon, I will be back to working on it and I can’t wait!

 


LET THE HUNT BEGIN.

When Jamie Hayes left home in a heartbroken rage, she had no plan, no money, and nowhere to go. Meeting Marcel Cross, a werewolf alpha, and Kade Walker, the head of a vampire coven, changed all of that. Now she’s got a new life, complete with a job as the first Executioner in the New York chapter of the Executioners Guild. Her mission is to take out as many demons as she can and keep the supernatural bad seeds in line while she’s at it.

The police are searching for a serial rapist in the area, one with a penchant for beautiful young blondes and a habit of leaving no survivors. When a female vamp from the Walker coven disappears, the Guild gets involved, and Jamie’s first assignment is to track Jacqueline down and bring her home safe before she ends up like the others.

The hunt is on. If Jamie’s not careful, she could wind up becoming the next prey.

BAD WOLF, the first full-length novel in the Executioner series, a Hellfire spin-off series.

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#WriterLife Check In: Two Coming Releases!

Hello, humans! I finally have some solid news for you guys concerning the release of Dance With the Devil and Bad Wolf.

Dance With the Devil – Coming Feb 20th

The book is done, edited, formatted, and the final file has been uploaded to Amazon. It’s been a long road to get here but I think the book is really worth the wait. To date, it’s my favorite in the series. If you’re a book blogger or reviewer, ebook ARCs will be made available in the next few days. Sign up for my newsletter for details!

NOT ALL DEMONS COME FROM HELL.

Demon hunting sucks. Dez and Vegas decide to take some time off to be normal for a while and quickly fall into their old routine, spending their evenings together at Onyx. Aside from a few unexpected developments with her magick, things are beginning to look like business as usual for the demon-witch hybrid and her vampire boyfriend.

A rash of apparent heroin overdoses rock their neighborhood and the NYPD suspects someone at Onyx is the source. Believing a new supernatural drug is in fact the culprit, Vegas and Kade decide to get involved in the investigation before the human police bite off more than they can chew. Bodies start turning up with no discernible cause of death and Dez has a gut feeling that something else is at play. With enemies coming at them on multiple fronts, the fight has become bigger than a handful of supernaturals can handle on their own. Something has to change.

A friend of theirs vanishes amidst all the chaos, leaving behind nothing but a cryptic wall of clues. With the help of old friends and new allies, Dez is in a race to find the killer before their friend becomes the next mysterious death to turn up on her doorstep.

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Bad Wolf – Coming Feb 28th

This is the first novel in the Executioner series. The book is done, formatted, and I’m in the process of doing the final proofread now. I expect to have the final file uploaded to Amazon by the end of this week. This series is a new Hellfire world spin off and stars a whole new cast of characters with lots of Hellfire series crossover. If you have been following the Hellfire series, you’re probably used to the third person point of view for Dez. With Jamie, the book is written from a first person point of view. It’s a little different, but I think you’ll like it. Check out more info about the book below! 

LET THE HUNT BEGIN.

When Jamie Hayes left home in a heartbroken rage, she had no plan, no money, and nowhere to go. Meeting Marcel Cross, a werewolf alpha, and Kade Walker, the head of a vampire coven, changed all of that. Now she’s got a new life, complete with a job as the first Executioner in the New York chapter of the Executioners Guild. Her mission is to take out as many demons as she can and keep the supernatural bad seeds in line while she’s at it.

The police are searching for a serial rapist in the area, one with a penchant for beautiful young blondes and a habit of leaving no survivors. When a female vamp from the Walker coven disappears, the Guild gets involved, and Jamie’s first assignment is to track Jacqueline down and bring her home safe before she ends up like the others.

The hunt is on. If Jamie’s not careful, she could wind up becoming the next prey.

Preorder on Amazon

 

If you haven’t already read them, click here to catch up on the Hellfire series. Bad Wolf starts a few months after the events of Dance With the Devil. 

Over the next couple of weeks, I will be sharing excerpts, merch, and more for both books here on the blog. I will have opportunities for eARCs and a giveaway for printed advanced copies of the book. Be sure to check back, subscribe to my blog below, or subscribe to my newsletter so you don’t miss it!

Guys! It’s time for a WIP update!

HUMANS!

How’s everyone doing this morning?? I’m caffeinated and ready to go. I’ve been a busy girl with PTPR stuff for the last week but I have been writing almost every night. I just haven’t had the time to update you guys here on the bloggy blog.

Dance With the Devil is huffing right along. Two nights ago, I axed two entire chapters. It hurt like hell but they were locking up the story. Rather than try to make them fit, I removed them altogether and pushed on. I’m back up to just shy of 48,000 words. Although I haven’t been blogging daily, I have been updating the WIP Update sidebar widget. Even if I’m not here, I’m still here, sort of. Looking at my story map, I’m still sticking to my prediction of finishing out around 70,000 words.

Untitled Executioner #2 hasn’t really moved much and it won’t until Dance With the Devil is done. I don’t plan on putting much focus into it until both Dance and Bad Wolf are in with my editor. However, I am constantly trying to work out the title. It would be nice to stop referring to it as E2. lol

I have a new fantasy project! I’ve been toying with an idea for a while now and have started actually planning it out. Just like E2, I’m not pouring a lot of time into it until Dance With the Devil is finished. It doesn’t have a title yet and the story map appears to have been drawn by a very intoxicated cartographer, so I don’t have a lot of info to give you. What I can tell you is, like all of my other writing, it’s still paranormal/supernatural in nature like Underworld, but as far as setting and tone goes, it’s something closer to Game of Thrones. My aim is to write an epic fantasy story but with the feel (and easy reading) of an urban fantasy novel. I know a lot of people who don’t like epic fantasy because of the usual dense, flowery language but I know it can be done. I’m a big fan of the Xanth novels by Piers Anthony and I always felt he wrote great epic fantasy without speaking over the reader’s head. That’s what I want to aim for with this novel. That’s another thing! It will be a standalone novel with a completed ending. No cliffhangers and no continuing story. That being said, I may write more in the same world later on down the road, but any books that come from this world will be standalones. Part of my excitement with this project is the extras I’ll have for you guys. I’m having a map of the world I’m creating so you’ll have a visual layout of the land to refer to when reading. There will also be a few other things but I’m going to keep them under my hat until release time. My hope is to build a world where I can eventually invite fantasy writers to pen their own standalone stories within my world.

(My fantasy novel planning board.)

That’s it for today. I’m off to go bust out some PTPR work. I have a long to-do list today so I likely wont be back to writing until later tonight.

Talk to you all soon!

WIPs UPDATE

Word Count Goal: 3,000 words/day
Words Written Yesterday: Not sure….See post above. (Dance With the Devil)

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Guys, I’ve got a Bad Wolf teaser for you…..

Afternoon, loves!

I don’t have a big writing check-in today as I’m still working my way through what I already have written of Dance With the Devil. BUT, to make up for the lack of forward progress, here’s a tiny teaser for Bad Wolf.  Enjoy!

WIPs UPDATE

Word Count Goal: 3,000 words/day
Words Written Yesterday: 0

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Bad Wolf Cover Reveal, Blurb Reveal, Excerpt, and WIP Update

‘Sup humans?

I know I’ve been promising this for a while but writing the blurb without blowing plot lines proved to be a monumental pain in the ass. But it’s finally done. I’ve got the Bad Wolf cover and blurb for you, and to celebrate, I’ve decided to share a previously unreleased excerpt as well.

NOTE REGARDING BAD WOLF ARCs: I will be re-opening my ARC group application in a few weeks when the book is in with my editor. Keep an eye on my blog and/or newsletter for notification of when the application goes live.

Down below my signature is my usual word count update with a little twist. I ended up taking a few days off from Dance With the Devil to bang out the first few chapters of the second Executioner novel but I didn’t track how much I wrote each day. just the final word count when I was finished. I still don’t have a title (I’m calling it E2 for now) but the first couple of scenes came so easily, I figured I might as well knock them out while they were fresh. However, I’m back to working on Dance now and will finish that before I do anymore work on E2.

While reading through what I already had in Dance, I ended up having to pencil in a few more chapters but it wont take me long to complete. For now, that’s my focus.

I’m off for now. Be sure to read on for the Bad Wolf cover, blurb, and excerpt!

Talk to you all tomorrow!

WIPs UPDATE

Word Count Goal: 3,000 words/day
Words Written In New Project: 6,075 (Untitled Executioner Book Two)

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Big news! Bad Wolf is FINISHED!

Hey party people!

Good news! BAD WOLF IN FINISHED! Yep, you read that right. It’s done. I finished it early this morning before I dove into work. I still don’t have a cover for you guys. I ended up scrapping most of the concept I was working on and will be revisiting it next weekend. I will more than likely be revealing the cover right before I hit publish. And I’m not doing a preorder period. You guys are just going to get a message one day letting you know that the book is live.

I’m really proud of Bad Wolf and can’t wait to launch this series. I adore all of the main characters. To celebrate reaching the end, I’ll be sharing an excerpt with you guys on Friday. So keep your peepers open for that.

Also, I’ve added a new widget to the sidebar here on my blog titled WIP Updates. I’m going to keep track of the projects I’m working on. It’s new so it’s going to take me a bit to get into the habit of updating it daily, but I will.

Up next is to finish Dance With the Devil. I’ve got 40,350 words completed in the project and following a re-evaluation of my story map, I’m thinking that one is going to be about another 25-30,000 more words before it’s complete. Now, if I can keep up the same pace, that means I should have Dance completed within the next 10-ish days.

With Bad Wolf complete, I will be back here blogging every day as planned. I just needed to throw myself into the project for a few days to get over the finish line.

Okay, that’s it for tonight. Talk to you all tomorrow!

WIPs UPDATE

Word Count Goal: 3,000 words/day
Words Written Yesterday: A lot and Bad Wolf is officially finished!!!

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